====================== FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6: ====================== HOTCAKES GALLERY OPENING, 3379 N. Pierce, 5-10PM Hotcakes Gallery’s opening reception will be February 6, 2004, 5-10pm. Hotcakes will be featuring a solo show of work by Chicago-based artist Jeremiah Ketner. Located 5 blocks north of Locust at 3379 N. Pierce St. Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 11AM-5PM, Sat 11AM-4PM, Sun Noon-4PM. 414/961-7714, www.HotcakesGallery.com What the Shepherd Express Says About Hotcakes: Natahan Guequierre of the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s most widely read alternative news source, had the following to say about Hotcakes Gallery: “Hot Stuff! – The most promising art news of late…is the opening this week of Hotcakes Gallery, a new venue in Riverwest founded on the premise of making art affordable without compromising intellectual integrity. Artists and owners Mike Brenner and Susan Kriofsky will show local and national work, hip stuff but not merely hip for its own sake. It’s energetic and ambitious. The gallery will be inaugurated on Friday, Feb. 6 with a 5 p.m. reception for Chicago painter Jeremiah Ketner, whose work features little kids and critters floating across abstracted landscapes. Ketner’s work is clean and flat, with muted colors and simplified forms that owe as much to the illustrations of Pokeman cards as they do Paul Klee. Pretty Cool.” BAROSSA, 235 S. 2nd, 8PM-?? “Make a book art show” a benefit for milwaukee feminist books. People around the city have made books…now you have the opportunity to see/buy them…the perfect homemade present for yourself or your valentine. AUCTION STARTS AT 10PM. Music provided by Wooden Robot, free snacks by Beans & Barley, and free beer by Onopa. Hurray! For more info, contact: or CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Eric Blowtorch, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday: w/Chuck Le Fuk, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Ash Can School w/Victor DeLorenzo ======================= 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. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM David Fox & Will Branch, $5. LINNEMAN’S. Locust & Weil, 10PM Sam LLamas of the BoDeans. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM The Probers, Nerve Twins, The Cocksmiths. 21+, secure parking. ====================== SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ====================== CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Bleed, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Ambassador, 9:30PM-1:30AM. ============================= UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ============================= FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ====================== Onopa’s 3rd Anniversary Party and Grand Opening of the Bistro. =================== 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. ======================= SATURDAY, MARCH 13 ======================= 4th ANNUAL RIVERWEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUB CRAWL For more info, contact Erik Peterson at 431-0031. (Date was incorrectly reported in RW Currents, Feb. issue as March 20.) THE COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19th (& Wisconsin) Iberian Spanish flamenco dancers perform “La Luna Gitana”.