This Weekend in Riverwest 3/19-

============= FRIDAY, MARCH 19 ============= WOODLAND PATTERN, 720 E. Locust, 7PM Redletter Reading Series: Kathleen Dale & Louisa Loveridge-Gallas; also open mic. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Heidi Spencer, Llyssa Spencer, and melaniejane. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Dr. Chow’s Love Medicine, 8PM, $2. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Let’s Rock with Johnny Z, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Recycle Future. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Mrs. Fun. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Minus After, Rusty P’s, one-F. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney New Flavor Reggae. RIVER HORSE, Center & Fratney Old Wave Night w/Flavor Dav and MCMC. =============== SATURDAY, MARCH 20 =============== PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM FAIR, 9AM-NOON Wis. Educational Opportunities Program is hosting a precollege fair at Marquette Alumni Union, 2nd Floor. Colleges from throughout the state offer summer programs for kids grades 6 through 12. Limited scholarships are available for minority children and children whose parents do not have a college education. These are great programs for exposing your child to different areas of study and to move them toward setting their goals. — ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class 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 and then do the “crawl” in any order on into the night. Starting point is 2670 N. Holton St.: ticket sales, beer samples, and a silent auction featuring local artwork, brewing memorabilia, gift certificates, and more. $25 donation ($30 at the door) gets you a Pub Crawl 2004 Map and beer samples at each of the participating taverns. 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, Essers, Rock Bottom, and City Brewery. Tickets are available for $25 until March 19 at the following locations: Macs Red Eye (3865 N. Richards St.), Dinos (808 E. Chambers St.), Circle A (932 E. Chambers St.), Onopa Brewing Co. (735 E. Center St.), and The Gig (1132 E. Wright St.). . BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM St. Patricks Day After Party: David H Drake w/Bounding Main, $5. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 9:30PM Psychedelic Psaturday: w/Headsets’ Psycho Lounge. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart 2toneblond. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM The Saltshakers, the Inevitable Band, Those Royals, The Box Social, 21+. Secure parking. ONOPA, Center & Fratney The Starlight Mints, Dressy Bessy, Palomar (kindercore). RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Hazardous w/Black Elephant, DJ Knotts & Adi & POP Life from Growing Nation. ============= SUNDAY, MARCH 21 ============= URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 2PM Sunday Walk for Families. Adults $5/$3 members. Children $4/$2 members, max. $15 per family. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Edgar Allan Cash, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Spike’s Dooo Wop Shop, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue Valentine. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. ============= UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ============= ============ FRIDAY, MARCH 26 ============ BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Celia and Lil’ Rev, $7. SOL FIRE LOUNGE, 2014 N Farwell, 9PM One Drum Quintet or Sextet or as many as we can fit into the space. Show starts at 9 pm or so. =============== 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 OPEN! ========== ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney Riverwest’s new Gallery/Lounge scene is open 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.