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This Weekend in Riverwest

SPLASH PAD, GORDON PARK, 11AM-5PM DAILY, weather permitting. FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro, plus Later on: The Hold Steady, 25 Suaves, The Mandates . LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce, 6-9PM Opening reception for kathryn e. martin Solo Installation, Milwaukee’s most revered installation artist. kathryn’s project employs over 2000 (5 per sq. ft.) paper airplanes strategically hovering above a topographic map of Milwaukee. A path through the foam map on the gallery floor will be created to allow viewers closer contact to the work. A limited number of 2-D works detailing kathryn’s process will also be shown; thru August 20. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 8PM . CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Chop Top Tornados, 8PM. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Chuk le Fuk, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Will Branch & David Fox w/Matt Hendricks, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Salt Creek. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. ============================ SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 ============================ RUMMAGE, 9AM-3PM 825 E. Center, in Garage in Alley. Baby stuff, household, clothing, shoes, purses, changing table, sports equipment, and more! FREE SALE on Sunday, 3-5PM – everything not sold will be free. Rain or shine. No early sales. RUMMAGE, 9AM-6PM 3320 N. Humboldt, in the garage, on E. Concordia. I’m a life time artist, sometimes crafter, collector. Cleaning out – getting ready to move across the country. Tons of items for sale – a double garage-full. Furniture, art & craft supplies, wonderful books (including Swedish weaving books), CD’s (many Narada, some jazz, Christmas, classical, misc. rock), videos, arts & craft supplies, fabrics, book cases. Great things for crafters. Rummage to be held on July 31, August 1, 7, 8. READER’S CHOICE BOOKSTORE, 1950 N. MLK DRIVE, 9AM-4PM “Milwaukee’s Black Festival of Books”, 4th annual event sponsored by ABC Academy. This year’s theme “Reading: It’s a Family Affair” features The Children’s Book Time Breakfast w/author Dr. Kenneth Cole; essay contest for grades 3-12; arts & crafts; author signings; vendor info & booths; poetry, workshops, and more. FREE and open to the public. More info: Carla Allison, 265-2003. EAST SIDE MARKET, Beans & Barley Parking Lot, 10AM-2PM CHEF’S DEMO w/Palermo Villa, Elliot’s Bistro, Soup Bros., Twisted Fork, Lava, Beans & Barley. FASTEN CO-OP fashions, arts & crafts. Fresh produce from Plowshare Community Farm, Growing Power, Scotch Hill Farms, Red Hawk Nursery, Tony Moua, and more! Weekly drawing at 11AM for “Market Dollars” – winners get $15 “Market Dollars” to spend at the Market – 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. TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1150 E. Brady, 2-4PM Open House. Discover Waldorf education. Now enrolling K3 thru Grade 8. More info: 277-0009, www.tamarackwaldorf.org. MONDO BROTHERS MARKET & DELI, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) 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: TUE-SAT 4PM-CLOSE. 414-287-2053, LANTERNS FOR PEACE, PERE MARQUETTE PARK, 5PM-DUSK Bring chairs or blankets for seating. Sponsored by Peace Education Project of Peace Action. More info: 964-5158 or www.peaceactionwi.org. 5PM: Music & Family Activities w/Mama Digdown’s Brass Junction, One Drum (world music), Lantern Making, Origami, Face Painting, Japanese Jizo Banners, International Foods, Beer & Soda. 7:30PM: Program w/Special Guest Speaker Mr. Teraoka, an atomic bomb survivor. Music by Sweet Diversity & more. DUSK: Floating of Lanterns: traditional floating of Japanese Lanterns on the Milwaukee River. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM The Goldman w/Patrick Fennelly, $5. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 10PM Wanda Chrome & The Leather Pharoahs w/Seed, 8PM. Krautzeit!, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Andrew Gelles Blues Band. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Farewellpunkstranvaganza, Skiptracer, Evel, 21+, secure parking. Invite only. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Log Jam. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney DJ John Alan. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney The Specific Dream w/Relache, Things Falling Apart, Brief Candle & Mildew. =========================== SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 =========================== RUMMAGE, 9AM-3PM 825 E. Center, in Garage in Alley. Baby stuff, household, clothing, shoes, purses, changing table, sports equipment, and more! FREE SALE on Sunday, 3-5PM – everything not sold will be free. Rain or shine. No early sales. ALL PEOPLE’S CHURCH, 2600 N. 2nd St., 10AM How can we be devoted to Christ and the Bible while affirming and blessing gay and lesbian persons in our Christian community? This is the topic we will discuss Sunday, August 8 & 15. Please invite persons who sincerely wonder about this core value of our church. ROOTS RESTAURANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM CHAIR MASSAGE in the Park. Mini-fair w/changing variety of jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, pottery wares & more by local Riverwesters. Music by ERIC BLOWTORCH in Garden Park from Noon-3PM. Abundance of homegrown produce (some organic), fresh flowers & herbs, eggs, and more. Make the Market a Sunday tradition thru October 31! 4th ANNUAL FAMILY DAY EVENT, KILBOURN PARK, 11AM-6PM Celebrating family & cultural diversity in our community with guest speakers including State Senator Gwen Moore speaking on cultural diversity & importance of citizenship. Fun games & activities for kids w/inflatable play area, face painting, volleyball, & more. FREE food & FREE ice cream sundaes from Chocolate Factory. Sponsored by Street Academy of Cream City Mentors, 2438 N Bremen St. More info: 372-7584. HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce, 11AM-2PM Mimosas will be flowing and the hotcakes sizzling at a brunch celebrating the grand opening of Hotcakes’ brand new Sculpture Garden featuring works created by recent Milwaukee transplant, L. John Andrew. Andrew creates animorphic pieces that comment on the ways natural and manufactured objects are constructed. Specifically, the truss of a bridge, the scales of a fish, or the tiles on a roof become the basis for his metal sculptures. His thoughtful method of construction determines the form and content, and matched with his developed craftsmanship, the pieces are the perfect fit for Hotcakes’ sculpture garden. Thru October 31. RUMMAGE, NOON-6PM 3320 N. Humboldt, in the garage, on E. Concordia. Cleaning out – getting ready to move across the country. Tons of items for sale – a double garage-full. Furniture, art & craft supplies, wonderful books (including Swedish weaving books), CD’s (many Narada, some jazz, Christmas, classical, misc. rock), videos, arts & craft supplies, fabrics, book cases. Great things for crafters. Rummage to be held on July 31, August 1, 7, 8. FREE CONCERT, ST. MARY’S GROTTO COURTYARD, 1-3PM @ The Marian Center, 3195 S. Superior St. (just S. of Oklahoma). Featuring Riverwester Harvey Taylor’s creative mix of percussion, trumpet, and guitar with poetry with special guest Holly Haebig of One Drum. Bring a picnic lunch, blanket, chairs. Concert moves indoors if it rains. Co-sponsor VSA/WI. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt, 1:30PM Wine Class with Richard Yahr, Maitre Sommelier. $19 for class, $15 for materials. To sign up for the class, contact MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 5PM, ALL AGES Punknews.org tour: Somerset, the Dog & Everything, Straight Outta Junior High, the Oprahs, Student Uprising. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Brenda Del Valle. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Freddie Lee, 8PM. RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt, 9PM Al Johnson Jazz Quartet. Some of you may know Mr. Johnson as the band director at Roosevelt Middle School for the Arts. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== =========================== SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 =========================== ALL PEOPLE’S CHURCH, 2600 N. 2nd St., 10AM How can we be devoted to Christ and the Bible while affirming and blessing gay and lesbian persons in our Christian community? This is the topic we will discuss Sunday, August 8 & 15. Please invite persons who sincerely wonder about this core value of our church. =========================== SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 =========================== DATE CORRECTION!!!! SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 (not August 8) 9th ANNUAL RW RAINBOW ASSOCIATION PICNIC, KERN PARK (Humboldt & Keefe), PICNIC AREA #5, 2-6PM For the LGBTQI community & our stunning allies. Softball, Volleyball, Badminton, Croquet, Frisbee, Bocce ball and more! Soda and two grills will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass; BYOB, bring meat or vegetarian alternative to grill. More info, call 414-562-2344, or e-mail =========================== SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 =========================== STS. PETER & PAUL BLOCK PARTY Peace Begins in the Neighborhood Saturday, September 11, 2-10PM Rain or Shine Corner of Murray & Bradford Grilled brats, hot dogs, burgers & chicken breast; Sprecher products. Music by John the Conqueroo. Silent Auction for Packers & Brewers tickets, gift certificates to area restaurants, gift baskets, T-shirts, art work, & more. Murray’s Market with candles, soaps, jewelry, Alterra coffee & home made baked goods. Children’s Area. Games of chance & strolling vendors will also be on hand. Plenty of parking at Murray Open Pantry. — ================================================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ================================================== *** THRU OCTOBER 31 *** SUNDAYS – Gardeners Market, Garden Park, Locust & Bremen 11AM-4PM w/live music from NOON-3PM. *** 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?? *** Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Kilbourn Park.