This Weekend in Riverwest 3/12

============= FRIDAY, MARCH 12 ============= UWM, Engelmann Hall, 7:30-9PM UWM’s Department of Urban Planning inaugural Charles Causier Memorial Lecture “The Value of a Great Public Realm” Alexander Garvin, speaker Engelmann Hall, Room 105 (UWM Campus, 2033 E. Hartford Ave.) 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. Guest speaker is 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. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Chop Top Torandos, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Schlemeel & Schlemazel, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Del Mar. TREATS, 2221 N. Humboldt, 10PM Humboldt Avenue Rumble: ERIC BLOWTORCH AND THE INFLAMMABLES w/special guest vocalist DANNY DAN FERNANDEZ DJs JOE THE AMBASSADOR and BIG SQUEEZE Take your disco nap early. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Synchous Soul. ONOPA, Center & Fratney CD Releases: If I Had a HIFI; Sounds Like Braille. The Hold Steady (NYC), Washington Social Club. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Hazardous w/Black Elephant, Taste Emcees, Uneek, Sose, Moss & Verbal Kent. =============== SATURDAY, MARCH 13 =============== RIVERWEST FINE ART FAIR, 10AM-6PM Bayshore Mall, sponsored by Riverwest Artists Association. ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class THE COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19th (& Wisconsin), 8PM Iberian Spanish dancers perform “La Luna Gitana”, flamenco accompanied by Rica Kanoaka & Carlos Otero, $4. THE CORN CLUB, 810 E. Clarke (& Fratney), 9PM All-Age Rock Show/CD Release Party EZT, Those Royals, Not This Atrium, The Flying Party. For info, call 372-8395. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 10PM Psychedelic Psaturday: w/Shock and Awe! LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM St. Patty’s Party with Frogwater. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Annie Hall w/Self Righteous Brothers. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Johnny Toymaker, Mabel, Telectro, The Saucers, 21+. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Second Harvest Benefit w/The Bugs, 2toneblonde, Union Pulse. Fashion Show by Zoe. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney The Silver Suns w/Goodnight Loving, Bob Burns & The Breakups, The Safes & Fury of a Thousand Zeuses. ============= 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. HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce, 11AM-2PM Hotcakes Gallery to Host Mimosa Brunch this Sunday: So far 21 paintings and 12 prints of Hotcakes Gallery’s inaugural show have sold. Hotcakes Gallery will be unveiling more work by Chicago painter, Jeremiah Ketner. The Mimosa’s will be flowing and the gallery’s in-house chef will be flipping Hotcakes from 11am-2pm, so be sure to come down early and bring the kids. Hotcakes will be asking for a $5 suggested donation at the door, 100% of which will go to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support local arts programming. For more info: call 414/961-7714 or email . 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. $30 advance / $40 door. Group rate available ($25 / 6 or more). (For more info, see press release at the bottom of this email.) CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Avalon, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue Valentine. UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS =============== SATURDAY, MARCH 20 =============== RIVERWEST BOOK READING, VOSS BOOKS, 229 N. Water, 11AM Author Tom Tolan will read “Riverwest: A Community History,” which describes the series of ethnic and social groups (German aristrocrats, Polish immigrants, black and Latino residents, artists and the counterculture) that have built communities in the neighborhood since the mid-19th century. Tolan will be joined by Vince Bushell, publisher of “Riverwest Currents,” who will talk about current efforts to build community in the neighborhood. Sonya Jongsma Knauss, editor of “Riverwest Currents” will discuss the unique role that community journalism can play in creating a shared vision for a neighborhood. 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, 1PM until ? Start anytime between 1PM and 5PM at 2670 N. Holton and then do the “crawl” in any order on into the night. As the biggest pub crawl in Wisconsin, 25 Riverwest taverns will be participating in the 4th annual St. Patrick’s Weekend event. 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, Grays, Esser’s, Rock Bottom, and City Brewery are all donating to the cause. Last year more than 300 people participated, and the proceeds amounted to more than $5,200. The YMCA Holton Youth Center will be the benefactor again this year. A $25 donation ($30 at the door) gets you a Pub Crawl 2004 Map and beer samples at each of the participating taverns. 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.). 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. =============== SATURDAY, MARCH 27 =============== RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney, 6:30PM Tom Simasko’s Retirement Party! Music by The Accordion Club. Bring a donation of canned goods or cash for the St. Casimir Food Pantry. Party includes food and beer. ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 9PM, 21+ Party with the Wurst! Riverwurst issue #4 Release Party!!!! The PARAGRAPHS, MASTER ZASTER BLASTER, UNCLE LARRY, and the TECHNOTRANCE BELLYDANCE will perform. The $5 admission includes a free copy of Riverwurst #4 featuring work by 32 artists & writers with all but 8 from right here in Milwaukee. Support your local artists, musicians, and belly dancers! =================== ART BAR OPENING IN MARCH! =================== ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney Riverwest’s new Gallery/Lounge scene is opening in March at 722 E. Burleigh. Every Sunday is “Open-Canvas” night where a featured artist creates an original painting while your friends watch. The “One Week Painting” will be on display until the next Sunday, when another artist paints over your paiting with a new image. A photo record will be displayed at the end of the year showing all 52 works. This is a great way to get exposure and the artist receives a $50 bar tab during their “Open-Canvas” night. Reserve your Sunday to create the “One Week Painting” by calling Don Krause at Art Bar, 372-7880. (Reprinted from Riverwest Artists Association Newsletter.) ============== SATURDAY, APRIL 17 ============== ANNUAL RIVERWEST SPRING CLEAN-UP, 9AM-1PM Ah Spring! Ewww garbage and dog p**p! It’s time to roll up our sleeves and put the sparkle back in our neighborhood. Assemble at the Holton Youth Center on Burleigh & Holton at 9AM. Marquette University students will be assisting again this year. Bags & gloves will be provided. To volunteer or help coordinate a clean-up on your block, call Jim Wilson at the YMCA CDC at 263-1380 x12. FROM: John Zutz =============== BEER TO BE BLESSED IN MILWAUKEE CONTACT: John Zutz (414) 372-0749, web page: 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 from noon till 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee still means beer to people all around the world,2 according to festival organizer John Zutz. 3This event is a celebration of spring as well as a unique religious experience. We gather a variety of Bock and Specialty beers, the priest blesses them, then we drink them.2 Food is included in the admission price – $20 each for groups of 6 or more in advance, $25.00 advance / $30.00 at the door. Advance tickets available through the web page, at Discount Liquor, Lakefront Brewery, and at homebrew supply stores in the Milwaukee area. Proceeds donated to The My Lai Peace Park Project – and Library of Vietnam Project. On March 16, 1968 a US Army company entered the series of villages known as My Lai and killed between 300 – 500 people, mostly women and children, many were lined up and shot in ditches. The My Lai Project (funded through Madison Friends) bankrolls a revolving loan fund to improve future economic possibilities for the citizens of My Lai, and is building a Peace Park, and school. The Library of Vietnam Project builds and stocks libraries throughout a country which has seen it9s population tripple since 1975. Other web pages for more information: The Library of Vietnam Project My Lai Peace Park projects Vietnam Veterans Against the War Vietnam Veterans of America #324 The festival is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Against the War and Vietnam Veterans of America #324, both non-profit organizations which have worked to promote peace and benefit veterans.