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This Weekend in Riverwest

SPLASH PAD at GORDON PARK, NOW OPEN Hours: 11AM-5PM, daily, weather permitting. FRIDAY, JULY 16 PUBLIC HEARING: FRIDAY, JULY 16, 8:30AM 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. 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. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 5:30-MIDNITE Leukemia & Lymphoma Benefit w/Max Hero at 7PM, Dante’s Bop at 8:30PM. 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: The M’s, Chalet Chalet, New Blind Nationals. FRIDAY FIRE, URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, RIVERSIDE PARK, 7PM 7PM: Music for younger audiences, 7:45: Popcorn & S’mores, 8:15: Music for all ages. $5 per person or $10 for a family (Members-free). Fresh off their Earth Day performance, Mud River Lee brings his band of bluegrass musicians to our Friday Fire in the park. Don’t miss it! LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil Dayna Kurtz w/Mrs. Fun, 8PM Neverstatic w/Blue Vain, 10:30PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Unheard Of, 8PM. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Jonny Z, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM New Harmony Indiana w/Otis Gibbs, $5. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney The Catholic Boys w/Clorox Girls & Future. ============================ SATURDAY, JULY 17 ============================ EAST SIDE MARKET, Beans & Barley Parking Lot, 10AM-2PM Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts w/music by Mike Plaisted, 11AM-1PM. Bike to the Market for FREE tune-ups by CORY THE BIKE FIXER. 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. BRADY ST. SIDEWALK SALE, 11AM-6PM Check out the bargains at numerous shops on Brady St. GARFIELD AVENUE FESTIVAL, NOON-SUNSET 7th Annual blues, jazz, gospel, & arts festival. Includes 4 stages, Milwaukee Public Theatre, Kon Ko-Thi Drummers, kids activities, food, and more. On Garfield between 4th & 7th St. FREE admission. FREE entertainment. Everyone Welcome. MONARCH MONITORING, URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, 3-5PM Discover the miraculous life cycle of the Monarch butterfly! After a brief introduction to the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and adult stages, the group will comb the park for examples of all stages of the butterfly’s life. Participants join the rank of citizen scientists by collecting data for the University of Minnesota’s national Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. For adults & accompanied children ages 4 & up. $6 (Members – $3), $15 maximum for families. Riverside Park. 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. ALSO a variety of workshops on Saturday. 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; screening of 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. 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, CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Bart & Brandy’s Farewell Party & Cookout, 2PM. “Alive at 8” w/Bleed, 8PM, $3. Psychephonic Psaturday w/Headsets’ Playground, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM String Station w/Jim Bartz & John Calarco, $5/adv, $7/door. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9:30PM ERIC BLOWTORCH and the INFLAMMABLES will sing and play until way past your bedtime. Admission is well within your means, especially given your generous allowance. If you are tardy, your parents will be notified. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Eyelid Cinema House Orchestra w/Ethan Keller Group. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Summer Bondage Show, DJ Ryan Bedlam. 21+, 10PM. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Flytaker Records presents P.A.T.’s 2nd CD release w/P.A.T., DJ Felitus, T.S.A. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney The Vexed w/The Blackouts & The Shutups. =========================== SUNDAY, JULY 18 =========================== ROOTS RESTAURANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. 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. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Check out the unique yard art by JEFF’S GARDEN ACCENTS (see ad in RW Currents, p. 29). Live music with TEXAS DAVE & RHODE ISLAND RED (Tom Schwark) 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. SUMMER WILDFLOWER WALK, UEC, RIVERSIDE PARK, 2PM Join natural landscaper Paul Ryan for an exploration of wildflowers. Delve into the beauty, unique history, and lore of wildflowers in our urban area. This program is the second of a three part series spanning the full season of the region’s wildflowers. Adult: $5 (Members – free), Child: $3. FUNDRAISER FOR BABY HAVALAH, ART BAR, 3-9PM Fundraiser for a liver transplant for Baby Havalah who lives in Riverwest. Friends & artists from the area have decorated terra cotta pots with paint, decoupage, and tile resulting in works of art that will be sold with plants. (For more info on Baby Havalah, see Riverwest Currents, June edition, p. 18, or riverwestcurrents.org.) ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Peter Kloiber & Basenji Jazz. 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. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Dreamland Faces, 8PM, $3. RootSunday w/Spike’s DooWop Shop, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 8:30PM Adam Steward & friends, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Tim Goss & Friends. No cover. ONOPA, Center & Fratney The Snaggs, The Attractive Female Twins, The Good Looks. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt Jack Grassel, Kirk Tatnall & Dane Richesen. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== ============================ FRIDAY, JULY 23 ============================ MOONLIGHT CRUISE, THE TRACKS, 9-11PM Take a Moonlight Cruise along Milwaukee’s lakefront aboard the Iroquois w/live music by “The Jasper Buchanan Band”. Buses available from The Tracks, $15. More info: stop in at The Tracks (Humboldt & Locust) or call 562-2020. GALLERY NIGHT OPENING, ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, Tattoo & Piercing Show. ============================ SATURDAY, JULY 24 ============================ KARMA PARTY, ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 7PM-CLOSE Independent film fundraising event to support “Rite of Expression”, a local indie film to be produced & shot in Milw. Art Bar will be transformed into an eastern Indo-Pak Mughal Palace w/Indian & Arab cuisine, henna artists, Bhangra dancers, outdoor “hookah” tent & music. More info: www.artbar-riverwest.com, =========================== 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. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil The Danglers, 8PM. Glenn Rehse & The Brains, 10PM. ================================================== 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. *** 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. Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Kilbourn Park.