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This Weekend in RW, 04-15-04

FRIDAY, APRIL 16 HANG LOOSE, WURST STYLE, ON GALLERY NIGHT There will be a display of art from Riverwurst issues #1-4 at the Luckystar Gallery (downtown near the corner of Water & Buffalo). This is part of their Comic Pop art display and will feature other comic related art. Also there will be a Cowboy & Indian themed display. Original art and prints from Riverwurst will be available for purchase as well as copies of Riverwurst #3 and #4. This will take place on Gallery Night, Friday the 16th, and Saturday the 17th during the day. For more info, contact Tea Krulos at . HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3379 N. Pierce Open Gallery Night & Day. “Chicago All Stars: Sweet Home Chicago,” 6 Chicago-based artists explore the idea of home, thru May 28. 961-7714, www.hotcakesgallery.com. JODY MONROE GALLERY, 631 E. Center Exhibit of painting, print, sculpture, and installation by Marshall Weber & Doug Schall, thru April 23. 372-3304. WOODLAND PATTERN, 720 E. Locust Origami, Pop-ups, and Accordions, exhibition by Katherine Ng, thru April 30. 263-5001. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro. Later on: Rusty P’s, Carnage, The Crest. LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Super chiefs, 8PM, $4. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Let’s Rock w/Johnny Z, 10PM. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart, 9:30PM Mrs. Fun. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM The Form. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Greg Trooper. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Sire Hill w/Union Pulse & Calisto ======================= SATURDAY, APRIL 17 ======================= ANNUAL RIVERWEST SPRING CLEAN-UP, 9AM-1PM 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. BAKE SALE FOR DEMOCRACY, BREMEN CAFE, NOON-3PM After the Spring Clean-Up, stop in at Bremen Cafe (Bremen & Clarke) for some fresh baked goodies. If you are interested in donating baked goods, please call 414-698-8101. All help is very appreciated. All proceeds go to MoveOn.org to support John Kerry’s campaign. . EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, 9AM-5PM Come enjoy a full day of Earth Day activities at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park, Oakland & Barlett. 9AM-NOON: Annual River to Lake Hike with Executive Director, Ken Leinbach. 9:30AM-NOON: Park Building Project: Help us build an outdoor amphitheater in Riverside Park! To volunteer, contact Darrell Smith at 414-964-8505 or email . NOON-5PM: Earth Day Festival! This community-wide celebration is a family favorite, with music, food, rock climbing, crafts, hay sledding, carriage rides and exhibits about earth-friendly living in the city. Musical guests include Celia Farran, Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Three, Embedded Reporter, and Sweet Diversity! New this year: a performance by two talented young jugglers and a dance parade presented by Dancecircus. Also: Bring used clothing to the festival and leave it in a drop box for USAgain, an organization that recycles old clothing and supplies it to second-hand stores and third world countries in an effort to reduce landfill waste. For more info, log onto www.usagain.com. Meet organic farmers, purchase recycled-plastic compost bins, and more! Bring the family to a full day in the park! . ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class COFFEE HOUSE, 631 N. 19 St. (just south of Wisconsin Av.), 8 PM: Earth Poets & Musicians, 17th annual performance. Longtime Earth Poets Louisa-Loveridge Gallas, Jeff Poniewaz, Suzanne Rosenblatt, and Harvey Taylor have performed every year since the first such event in Milwaukee in April 1988. Also performing: Ann Filemyr and Sue Silvermarie, who were among the original members of the group. For more info, call Harvey Taylor at 265-2549. Donation: $4 for the Urban Ecology Center. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Troubled Hubble, The Response, El Oso, The Meteah Strike, All Ages, 5PM. Troubled Hubble, The Response, El Oso, Lesser Birds of Paradise, 21+, 10PM. Secure parking. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards (across from Wal-Mart), 9PM Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables. Admission is $3 and restricted to old people like Eric, who will be 40 on the 22nd. See you there! Please speak loudly and be gentle. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Boney Fingers. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Rachel Raven, Lily Sophia, $3. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychephonic Psaturday w/Headsets’ Playground. DINO’S TAVERN, Chambers & Fratney International Night: DJ Mar w/Greek Techno. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Fame, The (Love) Movement, APE. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Magnum Force w/Josee Angel, Victor O & Mike Maniac. ====================== SUNDAY, APRIL 18 ====================== DINO’S, Chambers & Fratney, 11:30AM-2PM Sunday Brunch w/Riverwest Accordion Club. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Erin Riley. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Diesel Crimper, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Trail Boss Tim Cook, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Tim Goss & Friends. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Dragonfly Fetish Show, 21+, secure parking. 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 ============================== SATURDAY, APRIL 24 ============================== RIVER CLEAN UP, 9AM-NOON 9th Annual River Clean Up followed by Picnic w/River Hero awards at Jacobus Park, 1-4PM. For more info, to volunteer, or to register, contact Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers by April 15 at 414/287-0207 x28. ======================== SATURDAY, MAY 1 ======================== DEAL CREATIVELY WITH CONFLICT, 8AM-NOON For high school students & adults. Led by Olu Sijuwade & Evelyn Ang, both experienced in effective conflict management and peacemaking. Registration limited to 25-30 people. $10 suggested donation, plus $5 optional Box Lunch. Send registration & fee by APRIL 24 to: Peace Learning Center, 3224 N. Gordon Place, Milw, 53212. Include your name, address, phone, email, if lunch, and fee w/your registration. For more info, call 332-1031 or email . ======================== SUNDAY, MAY 2 ======================== TAMARACK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 1150 E. Brady (& Humboldt) Open House, school tours, meet teachers, 1-3PM. ======================== SATURDAY, MAY 15 ======================== GREENFOLKS GARDEN, Wright St., 9:30AM-DARK Spring Kickoff event at the community garden on Wright St. between Booth & Holton. For more info, call 265-4654 or email . ======================== SUNDAY, MAY 30 ======================== LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 5:30PM Annual John Lennon “Peace Thru Music” show w/various local artists performing Lennon’s work. More details to follow. ============================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ============================== *** JUNE *** SUN 13 – 28th Annual Locust St. Festival & Beer Run, 11:30AM-8PM. SUN 20 – Gardeners Market season opening, Garden Park, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM w/live music from NOON- 3PM. Every Sunday thru October 31. *** JULY *** SUN 04 – Riverwest’s humungous Independence Day Celebration. Begins at 9AM with a parade to Gordon Park, free flags & ice cream, music, games, arts & crafts, Talent Show w/prizes & Decorating Contest w/prizes. Grand Finale with Fireworks at dusk. *** AUGUST *** SAT 21 – Rockerbox Moto Fest, Center St. FRI 27 – Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Gordon Park. *** SEPTEMBER *** SAT 18 – Center St. Daze & Pushcart Race, Center St. *** OCTOBER *** SAT/SUN 02 & 03 – ArtWalk Weekend sponsored by RAA. SUN 31 – Last Gardeners Market of the season and Trick or Treat Day. *** TBA?? *** Gordon Park Grooves Summer of Peace Day.