This Weekend in Riverwest

FRIDAY, MAY 7 RUMMAGE, 10AM-6PM Three Holy Women Parish at St. Rita’s Church basement, 1601 N. Cass (& Pleasant). THE TRACKS, Humboldt & Locust Friday Fish Fry, served from 11AM (lunch) to 11PM. CLOSING BENEFIT FOR THAI JOE’S, 5PM Thai Joe’s in the Prospect Mall is closing permanently. Last performance w/Freshwater Collins, The Westfall, Mississippi Cactus, Hudson, Litmus Vinyl, 2 Probers, DJ Doc-Der, DJ Zylstra. 10 acts, $10. All proceeds go to Joe & Noy. 2239 N. Prospect Ave, 414-223-3333, ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro. Later on: Detroit Cobras, Bleed, The Reverse, 10PM, $8 advance, $10 day of. LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Union Pulse, 8PM, $5. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Chuk Le Fuk, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Desperate Measures String Band, w/Sara Pace at 8:30PM, $5. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke The O’Shyttes, $5. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney The Silver Suns w/The Leg Hounds, Goodnight Luvin, If I Had a HiFi. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt, 9PM-1AM Eric Blowtorch & the Inflammables will sing and play. Admission is free to be you and me! ============ SATURDAY, MAY 8 ============ THE MONEY CONFERENCE, 8:30AM-3:30PM 5th Annual Personal Finance Conference. Affordable, unbiased, finanacial education for the whole family. Sessions: Understanding Credit & How to Figure Your Credit Score; Increase Your Net Worth; Avoiding Lending Schemes & Frauds; and much more. Free copy of your credit report. 3 sessions in Spanish. FREE continental breakfast & lunch. Held at MATC, 700 W. State. FREE PARKING in MATCs 8th & State Parking Ramp. $10 adults, $5 for youth over age 6. More info, ReDonna Rodgers, 414/263-1833. GREENFOLKS GARDEN MEETING, 9AM Come find out out what’s new in the garden. Meet in the garden if the weather is good (Wright St. between Holton & Booth) or at 2421 N. Booth if the weather is not good. For more info, email . RUMMAGE, 9AM-1PM Three Holy Women Parish at St. Rita’s Church basement, 1601 N. Cass (& Pleasant). ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class RIVERWEST CO-OP FAMILY SOUP DINNER & BENEFIT, 5-8PM Bring your mother! At Falcon Bowl, Fratney & Clarke. Soups, bread, desserts, $5 adults/$3 kids. Raffle w/many outstanding prizes. Raffle tickets $3/each or 4/$10 (need not be present to win). More info, call 264-7933. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 9PM Mirroramerica, Dorian Gray, Greg Steffke (of Compound Red), 21+. Secure parking. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Clamnation, $5. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Desmond Bone’s Big 50 Bash w/Edgar Allan Cash & McTavish. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Psychephonic Psaturday w/Herman Ze German & Matilda the Hun. DINO’S TAVERN, Chambers & Fratney International Night: DJ Mar w/Greek Techno. THE GIG, Wright & Dousman 40 Apiece w/Kung Fusion. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Sun City Girls, Apollo Sunshine Neung Phak. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney King Solomon (reggae). ========== SUNDAY, MAY 9 ========== PEACE ACTION, MOTHER’S DAY PEACE LUNCHEON, NOON At Oriental Coast, Brady & Arlington. More info at 964-5158. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Texas Dave & Rhode Island Red, 8PM, $2. RootSunday w/Dollar Bill, 10PM. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Royce Hall & Keedy, no cover. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, across from Wal-Mart Live Music Sundays open mic & sing-a-long with Blue Valentine. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Rocky Votolato w/Roy (Jade Tree) & El Oso. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. ==================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ==================== ============= 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 . ========== FRIDAY, MAY 21 ========== KILBOURN PARK GRAND OPENING & BE-IN NOON: Opening Ceremony. All invited. Special tree planting with neighborhood school students, public officials, and honored guests. 4-8PM: Family Gathering & Be-In. Bring a picnic, enjoy the entertainment and spectacular views of the city. . URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 7-9PM Friday Fire complete with popcorn, smores, and sing-a-long fun for all ages. Darrell Smith combines drumming, storytelling, and poetry in a lively full-participation format. Learn more about him at Afterwards, enjoy stargazing lead by the Urban Stargazers! $5 per person, or $10 per family (UEC members free). ============= SATURDAY, MAY 22 ============= RESEARCH FOR WRITERS WORKSHOP, 10AM At E’s Online Spot, 833 E. Center (& Bremen) This workshop will teach writers new and powerful ways to use libraries and the Internet to find print and online sources adding depth of detail to your writing. Learn how to find historical and technical information that will increase the accuracy and interest of your stories. This workshop will also teach you techniques on how to search the web to find the Internet’s “Dark Matter” such as government and commercial databases invisible to conventional search engines. Instructor: George Fluharty – Mr. Fluharty a Riverwest resident is a writer with a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Pre-registration is $10 by May 10th or $15 after May 10th or for on-site registration. For more info call 414-263-0910 or e-mail to . . ============= SATURDAY, MAY 29 ============= Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans at Linneman’s, 10PM, $10. =========== SUNDAY, MAY 30 =========== LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 7PM Annual John Lennon “Peace Thru Music” Concert to benefit Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) and The Brady Foundation, $7 donation. Musical guests include a virtual whos-who of Milwaukee artists: Southbound, Robin Pluer, Sigmund Snopek, Amy Rohan, The Lackloves, Keedy & Royce Hall, Tim Goss, Heidi Spencer, Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds, Eclectic Vibe, melaniejane, Zach Kopka, Jim Linneman. Sponsors: Riverwest Currents, Lakefront Brewery, Miller Brewery, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Woodland Pattern Book Center, The Wisconsin Athletic Club. For more info, contact Marty Hacker of Linnemans at 263-9844, , or =========== FRIDAY, JUNE 11 =========== Snail’s Crossing Park, Grand Opening Celebration. Watch for more details. =========== FRIDAY, JUNE 25 =========== URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 7-9PM Friday Fire complete with popcorn, smores, and sing-a-long fun for all ages. Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller/Actor and all-around gifted performer, Celia Farran, joins us for an evening of cozy music and stories around the fire. See more about her at $5 per person, or $10 per family (UEC members free). 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 *** MON 05 – 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. YES, IT ALL HAPPENS ON MONDAY, JULY 5! *** 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.