FRIDAY, JANUARY 30: =================== RIVERWEST CURRENTS, 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY, 6PM-UNTIL? Come celebrate the best neighborhood newspaper in the city! LINNEMAN’s, 1001 E. Locust, 6PM-until? Music by Tom Schwark, Bill Brenkle, Blue Valentine, and Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine. Food provided by Chef Pat. Only $5 for music, fun, and food while it lasts! RIVERWEST CURRENTS, FEBRUARY ISSUE Hot off the press this weekend! Our biggest issue ever – 36 pages, including an 8 page VOTER GUIDE to local elections: 3rd & 6th District Alderman, Mayor, and County Executive. Also Black History month features & stories, plus all the local news on development, business, green space, and Arts & Entertainment. Where did the Barhopper land this month? Look for it at over 300 outlets in Riverwest, the East Side, Harambee, and City Hall. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Alive at 8 w/Ben Burn & Charlie Wiggins, 8PM, $2. Rockin-A Friday w/Sharkie Tantrum, 10PM. — SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 ==================== WOODLAND PATTERN BOOK CENTER, 1PM-UNTIL? 10th Annual Poetry Marathon Fundraiser Everyone’s invited! 720 E. Locust URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 2-3:30 PM All About Snow $5 (Members: $3) Contact the Center at 964-8505 to register. Ever marveled at the mystery of snow falling? Get answers to all your questions about snow (or almost all of them) in a hands-on exploration of winters magic. All ages welcome. IRISH CULTURAL CENTER, 2133 W. Wisconsin, 7PM Ceili for Peace. Proceeds benefit Casa Maria, $8. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychedelic Psaturday w/Jonny Z. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Random Orbit w/Bob Parduhn CD Release. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Manplanet, The Obsoletes, Modern Machines. Secure parking. — SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1: =================== QUARTERS, 900 E. Center (& Bremen), 9:30PM-1:30AM Dear Rockers and Groovers: The MIGHTY DJANGO HI-FI will blast Jamaican records loudly for at least the next four Sundays at Quarter’s. Selecters are Eric Blowtorch and Joe the Ambassador. Admission, as always, is free. Call Quarter’s at 263-4140 if need be. This week we will feature rocksteady (’66-’68) and dancehall reggae (’79 and beyond). UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ================== HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce, 5-10PM Gallery & Show Opening of Jeremiah Ketner. Solo show of work by this Chicago-based artist. Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-4PM, Sun Noon-4PM. 414/961-7714, www.HotcakesGallery.com SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 7 ===================== THE ZODIAC, 2nd & Mitchell, 7PM =============================== An Evening of Female Expression with Soul. Featuring Holly Haebig, Cherylann Kelly, Dena Aronson, Jodi Simerl, Celia, $5. The Zodiac, 2nd & Mitchell, a smoke-free bar and lounge. FRIDAY, MARCH 5: ================ BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Graham Lindsey enthusiasts, GL will be playing Bremen Cafe on Fri. March 5th, kicking off his new tour. SATURDAY, MARCH 6: ================== BREWERY CREDIT UNION, 70TH ANNUAL MEETING, 10AM BCU Annual Business Meeting Klemmer’s Banquet Center 10401 W. Oklahoma Ave. 10AM – Registion 10:30 – Meeting Starts Lunch follows meeting. FREE for credit union members. Call 414/273-3170 x22 or email to register. The Nominating Committee has nominated incumbents Kevin Flaherty (a Riverwester), William Druck, and Larry O’Neil to the 3 available terms. Everyone who has been a member for at least 90 days may vote. Remember to bring your ID.