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This Weekend in Riverwest

SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, daily, weather permitting. ======================== FRIDAY, JULY 9 ======================== LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro. Later on: Massak (French Afrobeat band) w/The getDown DJs. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Tommy & the Blood Brothers, 8PM, $3. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Schlmiel & Schlmazel, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Mara Levi, Emily Greene & JoAnn Riedl, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil Bumpus, Chicago’s premier funk/soul band. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Night Terrorsf w/The Catholic Boy, Blowtops & Detonations. ======================= SATURDAY, JULY 10 ======================= EAST SIDE MARKET, Beans & Barley Parking Lot, 10AM-2PM Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts w/music by Terry Vittone, 11AM-1PM. Fresh produce from Plowshare Community Farm, Growing Power, Scotch Hill Farms, Red Hawk Nursery, Tony Moua, and more! Weekly drawing for “Market Dollars” – winners get $15 “Market Dollars” to spend at the Market. Weekly drawing at 11AM – must be present to win. COA 3D RHYTHM PROJECT, Kilbourn Park, 11AM-2PM “A Village Celebration” every Saturday w/FREE Workshops! African Drumming w/Master Drummer Steve “Negasi” Willis, Open Studio Dance w/Charlyn Austin, Drama w/Muhammadi Davis, Capoeira w/Steve Antonson, Arts & Crafts, Community Drum Circle, Snacks, Potluck Meal. All Ages Welcome! Family oriented. Parents must attend with children under 8 years old. All participants must register. More info: Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle, 263-8383, x147. MONDO BROTHERS MARKET & DELI, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) LOOK FOR COUPONS in July RW Currents, page 18. Organic & natural foods, Brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10AM. Outdoor patio & parking. Hours: 7AM-8PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM Saturday & Sunday. CAFe BRUCKE, 2101 N. Prospect Ave. Cafe Brucke is a new venture started by Riverwesters Christine Lorch & Jerry Patzwald. Hours: TU-TH 4-11PM, FR & SAT 4PM-1AM. 414-287-2053, DINO’S BIRTHDAY BASH, Chambers & Fratney, NOON-close 4th Annual Block Party w/outdoor music & cookout. 1-3PM Riverwest Accordion Club 3-5PM Premier Duo (R&B) 5-10PM Boney Fingers (Rock & R&B) MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Box Social, Doom Buggy, Bob Gun, JuiceBoxxx. All Ages, 5PM. Sweet Tooth, New Blind Nationals, JuiceBoxxx. 21+, 10PM. Secure parking. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychephonic Psaturday w/Shock & Awe, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Scott Hlavenka & Friends, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Afro Drum Ensemble (w/members of Recycled Future, Clamnation & Hudson). ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Minus After, D-On, Why-B. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt “Andy Warhohl Party” multi-media performance w/Velvet Underground Project & Edgar Allan Cash. ====================== SUNDAY, JULY 11 ====================== ROOTS RESTAURANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Check out the unique yard art by JEFF’S GARDEN ACCENTS. Live music with BLUE VALENTINE in Garden Park from Noon-3PM. Plenty of homegrown fresh flowers, produce (some organic), arts & crafts, and more. Make the Market a Sunday tradition thru October 31. OPEN HOUSE SHOWING, 2684 N. Humboldt, 1-3PM New condos at Humboldt & Center. More info: 262/376-9655. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 5PM The Oprahs, June, Waking Bardley, Cry Twice. All Ages, 5PM. Secure parking. FUNDRAISER, ROOTS CELLAR, 1818 N. Hubbard, 7-10PM To raise education funds for at least 5 children in Karatu, Tanzania, East Africa, $5 (100% goes to fund). Live music by ONE DRUM, drink specials (Lakefront Brewery is a sponsor), Swahili lessons, a silent auction and more. Available for purchase: Mt. Meru Select Tanzanian Coffee, roasted by Alterra, another sponsor, and made available though TEDI, a Milwaukee based organization supporting Tanzania through business initiatives. More info: 414/354-5721 ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Elizabeth Meden. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Rebecca Schoenecker & Jonathan Burks, 8PM. RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 8:30PM Tin Daniel Oleston w/Amber Rubarth, $5. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue Valentine. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== ================== FRIDAY, JULY 16 ================== PUBLIC HEARING: FRIDAY, JULY 16, 8:30 AM Jewel Osco is requesting a liquor license at the Humboldt & North store. Public hearing at the Utilities & Licensing Committee meeting at City Hall, Room 301B, 200 E. Wells St. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM New Harmony Indiana w/Otis Gibbs. PEACE ACTION NATIONAL CONGRESS, UWM STUDENT UNION 17th Annual Peace Action National Congress, Friday, July 16 thru Sunday, July 18. Public invited. Friday afternoon and evening will feature panels on “Race & Gender in the 2004 Election” and “Iraq Eyewitness & Current Assessments.” More info: Peace Action WI 414-964-5158 or email For registration, go to www.peace-action.org. ========================== SATURDAY, JULY 17 ========================== BRADY ST. SIDEWALK SALE, 11AM-6PM Check out the bargains at numerous shops on Brady St. . PEACE ACTION NATIONAL CONGRESS, UWM STUDENT UNION 17th Annual Peace Action National Congress, Friday, July 16 thru Sunday, July 18. 3:10PM: Keynote speaker nationally honored journalist Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine. Saturday workshops on the coming military draft, domestic needs vs. military spending, links to corporate globalization & militarism, US unilateralism, nuclear weapons/weapons in space, 9/11 organizing, Bill of Rights Defense Acts, Student Peace Action Network, Colombia/SOA, Israel/Palestine, and voter registration. Training for election-year activities, a street action, and more. 5:30PM: National Awards Dinner Program recognizing Wisconsin and national award winning recipients. 7:30-11:30PM: Fund raising event co-sponsored with Voice of Democracy. Begins with humor by Joel McNally and features a screening of segments from Robert Greenwald’s Uncovered, the nationally acclaimed MoveOn video featuring US military and intelligence experts refuting the lies that led us into the war on Iraq. Followed by discussion with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern who is featured in the film. World music by ONE DRUM will round off the night. More info: Peace Action WI 414-964-5158 or email For registration, go to www.peace-action.org. . ====================== SUNDAY, JULY 18 ====================== PEACE ACTION NATIONAL CONGRESS, UWM STUDENT UNION 17th Annual Peace Action National Congress, Friday, July 16 thru Sunday, July 18. Public invited. More info: Peace Action WI 414-964-5158 or email For registration, go to www.peace-action.org. IBERIAN SPANISH DANCERS, Miramar Theatre, 7:30PM Flamenco dancing, ole! “Noche Romantica”, $5 per person, under 12 free. www.iberiandancers.org. Miramar Theatre is on Oakland & Locust. ====================== SUNDAY, JULY 25 ====================== ARTISAN FOOD FESTIVAL, Brady St., 11AM-8PM Free, outdoor event w/local artisan food manufacturers of cheese, beer, wine, organic growers, local restaurants, and Riverwest Co-op. Lakefront Brewery Stage & WI Milk Marketing Board Stage. Sponsored in part by Riverwest Currents. www.bradystreet.com. ======================= FRIDAY, JULY 30 ======================= URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, TOAST TO VOLUNTEERS, 7PM Event to honor volunteers who have contributed in many ways to UEC’s work. All members & volunteers from the last 15 years are cordially invited to get a sneak peak at the new Center and celebrate with food and drink. To RSVP, call Darrell Smith at 964-8505. If you have a story or testimonial to share about volunteering, email to Darell at or mail to UEC, Riverside Park, 2808 N. Bartlett, 53211. ========================== SATURDAY, JULY 31 ========================== URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, MOVING DAY Volunteers needed to help move UEC into its new Center across Riverside Park. Vans, trucks & trailers needed to move funiture and equipment stored all over town in garages and sheds. To help out, call 964-8505. ================================================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ================================================== *** THRU OCTOBER 31 *** SUNDAYS – Gardeners Market, Garden Park, Locust & Bremen 11AM-4PM w/live music from NOON-3PM. *** JULY *** THU 22 – Summer of Peace, Kilbourn Park *** AUGUST *** SAT 21 – Rockerbox Moto Fest, Center St. FRI 27 – Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Gordon Park. *** SEPTEMBER *** SAT 18 – Center St. Daze & Pushcart Race, Center St. *** OCTOBER *** SAT/SUN 02 & 03 – ArtWalk Weekend sponsored by RAA. SUN 31 – Last Gardeners Market of the season and Trick or Treat Day. *** TBA?? *** Gordon Park Grooves.