This Weekend in Riverwest, 03-04-04

FRIDAY, MARCH 5 CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Aimless Blades, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Chuck, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Graham Lindsey w/William Branch & Bob Olson, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Repertoire, $5. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Mrs. Fun. ONOPA, Center & Fratney US Maple, Crime & Judy, Mahogany Throttle. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Electric Pants w/Annie Hall, Socialangst & The Super Cool & Joys of Love and Death. SATURDAY, MARCH 6 SNAIL’S CROSSING PARK MEETING, 9AM-NOON Help glaze tiles and review progress on the park project. Pizza at noon. Beginning Dreams Forever, Burleigh & Bremen. BREWERY CREDIT UNION, 70TH ANNUAL MEETING, 10AM BCU Annual Business Meeting, Klemmer’s Banquet Center, 10401 W. Oklahoma Ave. Registion at 10AM; meeting starts at 10:30AM. Lunch follows meeting. FROZEN SNOT RIDE Bike from Fuel Cafe to Lula’s Cafe (10AM stop), Evan’s Place (11AM stop), and Palomino (12:30 PM stop) for the Daytona 200. WINTER FARMERS MARKET, NOON-7PM To Benefit Harvest of Hope Our Lady of Divine Providence Catholic Parish at St. Casimir site, 924 E. Clark St. (enter parking lot on Weil St. between Clark and Center; use door between the church and school) NOON: Speaker Tony Ends Eating as a Matter of Faith: Sustainable Agriculture and Christianity 1:00-7:00PM: Farmers Market Benefit Growers to donate at least 10% of sales to Harvest of Hope Fund, an emergency fund that helps Wisconsin farmers through bleak times. (For more info, see near the bottom of this email.) GOOD DAY SIR STUDIOS, NOON Free 4-Track analog home recording workshop at 810 E. Clarke St. Register at ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Scott Hlvaenka & Friends, $5. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 10PM Psychedelic Psaturday: w/Krautzeit. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Women’s Showcase featuring Melaniejane, Llysa & Heidi Spencer, Vera Deirdre, & Sara Pace, $5. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Madhouse. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM The Vega Star, The Silence, Islands, 10PM, 21+. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Dub is a Weapon (NYC members of Antibalas), Super Noble Bros. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney 2 Tone Blonde w/Dropmore Scarlet. SUNDAY, MARCH 7 BOOK RELEASE PARTY, 11AM-1PM Greg Borowski’s book, “First and Long: A Black School, a White School, and their Season of Dreams” about the first season of the combined Messmer and Shorewood high school football teams. Hosted by Messmer & Shorewood H.S. at Messmer H.S., 742 W. Capitol Drive. Also see book review in February Riverwest Currents, page 27 or online at CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Riverwest Aces, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Sheppy’s Mixed Roots, 10PM. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 9PM The Walkmen, The French Kicks, Rub, 21+ Secure parking. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen, 9:30PM-1:30AM Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Ambassador. UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS FRIDAY, MARCH 12: UWM’s Department of Urban Planning inaugural Charles Causier Memorial Lecture “The Value of a Great Public Realm” Alexander Garvin, speaker Friday March 12, 2004 Engelmann Hall Room 105 (UWM Campus, 2033 E. Hartford Ave.) 7:30- 9:00pm This lecture is to remember the great legacy of Charlie Causier, an influential community activist in the Milwaukee area and an adjunct faculty member at UWM. This year’s guest speaker will be Alexander Garvin. Mr. Garvin, a distinguished planner, professor and author, currently serves as a commissioner on New York City’s Planning Commission and is also the Planning Director for that city’s 2012 Olympic Bid. SATURDAY, MARCH 13 RIVERWEST FINE ART FAIR, 10AM-6PM Bayshore Mall, sponsored by Riverwest Artists Association. THE COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19th (& Wisconsin) Iberian Spanish flamenco dancers perform “La Luna Gitana”. SUNDAY, MARCH 14 ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST & BOOK SIGNING, 9AM-1PM Includes pancakes, sausage, milk, juice & coffee. Adults $6, children $3. Our Lady of Divine Providence at St. Mary Czestochowa, Colonial Hall, 3063 N. Fratney (& Burleigh). GREG BOROWSKI, a parish member, will be signing & selling his just published book: FIRST AND LONG, A Black School, A White School, and their season of dreams. The book documents the first year collaboration of the Messmer-Shorewood High School football teams. RIVERWEST FINE ART FAIR, 10AM-6PM Bayshore, sponsored by Riverwest Artists Association. ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE BOCK, NOON-4:30PM The annual Blessing of the Bock. will be performed as part of The Milwaukee Beer Festival at Serb Memorial Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Av., Sunday, March 14 (correction: had incorrect date of March 7) from noon till 4:30 p.m. $30 advance / $40 door. Group rate available ($25 / 6 or more). (For more info, see press release at the bottom of this email.) SATURDAY, MARCH 20 GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST, NOON Global Day of Protest on the One Year Anniversary of the Iraq War. Meet at the Sunburst sculpture on Wisconsin Ave. For more info, contact Peace Action, 964-5158. 4th ANNUAL RIVERWEST PUB CRAWL Start anytime between 1PM and 5PM at 2670 N. Holton and then do the “crawl” in any order on into the night. In an effort to raise money for children’s charities, expose the many qualities of Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, and celebrate Milwaukee’s brewing heritage, the Riverwest Pub Crawl is once again being planned for Saturday, March 20th. As the biggest pub crawl in Wisconsin, 25 Riverwest taverns will be participating in this 4th annual St. Patrick’s Weekend event. Last year more than 300 people participated, and the proceeds amounted to more than $5,200. This year is no different, with the YMCA Holton Youth Center as the benefactor. Over 20 Wisconsin breweries including Lakefront, Onopa, Sprecher, Milwaukee Ale House, Capital, Hops Haven, Tyranena, Point, Pioneer, Augsburger, Oconomowoc, Harbor City, New Glarus, Water Street, Gray’s, Esser’s, Rock Bottom, and City Brewery are all donating to the cause. A $25 donation ($30 at the door) gets you a Pub Crawl 2004 Map and beer samples at each of the participating taverns. Participants may start any time between 1 and 5pm, and then do the “crawl” in any order throughout the night. Tickets are available for $25 until March 19 at the following locations: Mac’s Red Eye (3865 N. Richards St.), Dino’s (808 E. Chambers St.), Circle A (932 E. Chambers St.), Onopa Brewing Co. (735 E. Center St.), and The Gig (1132 E. Wright St.). The starting point is 2670 N. Holton St., where there will be ticket sales, beer samples, and a silent auction featuring local artwork, brewing memorabilia, gift certificates, and more.