This Weekend in RW, 05-28-04

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Moving Sale going on NOW May 28,29,30 Gallery 218 is moving out NOW. We lost our lease due to the sale of the property.We have been at this location for 14 years. A Rummage/Moving sale is takingplace now thru Monday. We have an antique wood and glass display case, three stages, tables, a mannequin, art, books,and other items.Everything must go!!! Gallery hours are Friday 5-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm. Volunteers needed to help move All weekend. Come on down!!! Gallery 218, 218 S. 2nd St., 414-643-1732, =========== FRIDAY, MAY 28 =========== KILBOURN PARK GRAND OPENING (rescheduled from last Friday): NOON: Opening Ceremony. All invited. Special tree planting with neighborhood school students, public officials, and honored guests. 12:30: Childrens activities, nature walk, art project, and non-competitive games. 1:30: MEC Drill Team 1:55: Lotus Land DJ 4:30: Hyperformance Dance Co. 5-8: Family Gathering & Be-In. Bring a picnic, enjoy the entertainment and spectacular views of the city. 5:00: COA – Step & Belly Dancing 5:30: Magician 6:30: Milwaukee Public Theatre 7:20: Gospel Group 8:10: Riverwest Accordion Club (times subject to change) . THE TRACKS, Humboldt & Locust Friday Fish Fry, served from 11AM (lunch) to 11PM. LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. ONOPA, Center & Fratney Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro w/Riverwest Accordion Club, 6:30PM. Califone, Chris Fuller (Sixto/Dis), Paul Amitai, $10, 9PM. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/The Tantrums, 8PM, $3. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Glamour Puss, 10PM. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Resident DJ: Progressive/Acid Jazz. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM The Lackloves (CD release) w/The Mighty Deerlick. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Texas Dave & Rhode Island Red, $5. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards . RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney, 9PM All City Open Mic w/host Armagideon & DJ Knotts. Come see all your favoirte Miltown artists on one stage. Doors open at 9PM, Ladies FREE before 10PM, $5. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt . ============= SATURDAY, MAY 29 ============= MONDO BROTHHERS, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) Weekend Brunch, Saturday & Sunday. MOVING SALE, 3476 N. Pierce (& Keefe), 10AM-3PM Furniture – couch, recliner, kitchen table, end tables, curtains, chairs, air conditioner, TV, oak chest, lamps, miscellaneous household items.etc. etc. Everything’s got to go. NO EARLY SALES. EMERGENCY MEETING FOR YOUTH & PARENTS, 11AM Join the Community and Ald. Mike McGee to discuss the tragic loss of life at the Milwaukee River. COA Youth & Family Center, 909 E. North Ave. ST. CASIMIR SCHOOL, Bremen & Clarke, NOON & 1:30PM Spanish Class HOTCAKES GALLERY, 3279 N. Pierce, 7PM-midnite “Ladylike: Sort of” features fashion, music & dance performances, and visual art by a range of artists, all of whom play with the idea of what it means to be “ladylike”. Includes feminist t-shirts with an attitude created by Katinka Hooijer & Kate Cullen. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 9PM-1AM Guest DJ Nite: Kick it up! LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans, $10. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Maritime (CD release), Carolina, Snail House, 21+. Secure parking. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Llysa Spencer. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil Alive at 8 w/The Unheard Of, 8PM, $3. Psychephonic Psaturday w/The Brains. THE GIG, Wright & Dousman . ONOPA, Center & Fratney The Bent Sceptors, The Nelsonics. QUARTERS, Center & Bremen “Julian’s Ride”, a high energy show all the way from Chicago. Mixture of rock, funk, R&B, and power pop with an explosive sound. Hard hitting CD called Eargasm. More info at: RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Brian Damage & The Accelerators w/Fallout. =========== SUNDAY, MAY 30 =========== ROOTS RESTARUANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. DRUMMING WORKSHOP & REGGAE PARTY, 4PM Workshop, 7PM Party With percussionist Devon Evans of Bob Marley and the Wailers, St. Mary’s Colonial Hall, 3063 N. Fratney, 4PM Workshop, 7PM Party with D.J. WNOV’s Ras Joel. Food, soda and beer, $15 Donation. Bring your drum. Drums available there. Peace Action Benefit. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 5PM Denver Harbor (dinger, Fenix TX), Audio Karate, Anti-Freeze. All Ages. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Andy Swanson. 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 who’s-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. MORE INFO: Marty Hacker of Linneman’s at 263-9844, , or CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Avalon, 8PM, $3. RootSunday w/Bobby Rivera, 10PM. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke Petracovich w/Diesel Crimper. 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 . QUARTERS, Center & Bremen Mighty Django Hi-Fi w/selectors Eric Blowtorch & Joe the Amabssador. =================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS =================== ========== FRIDAY, JUNE 4 ========== ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 8PM-MIDNITE Riverwest Accordion Club, no cover. ============ SATURDAY, JUNE 5 ============ HUGE BLOCK RUMMAGE, 9AM-3PM 3400 blocks of Weil & Humboldt and 1000 blocks of Townsend & Keefe. Come and shop, there’s something for everyone! RUMMAGE, 3302 N. Humboldt, 9AM-3PM The Sierra Club Great Waters Group will be holding its annual rummage sale June 5th, from 9am-3pm and June 6th, from 9am-12pm at 3302 N Humboldt. Come to buy or stay to volunteer, all for a worthwhile cause. Proceeds will benfit the Great Waters Group, which represents the Greater Milwaukee area and Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties. We need volunteers to help organize the event and to help sell items. We are also looking for donations of any old furniture, books, clothing, or sporting goods that you may not need anymore, but someone else would love to buy. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation please contact Jodi Goocher at 414-423-5442 or by email at . Hope you can stop by! =========== SUNDAY, JUNE 6 =========== RUMMAGE, 3302 N. Humboldt, 9AM-NOON Sierra Club Great Waters Group annual rummage sale. =========== FRIDAY, JUNE 11 =========== SNAIL’S CROSSING PARK, Bremen & Burleigh, 1-7PM Grand Opening Celebration! 1PM: Opening Ceremony w/guest speakers, parade w/school children & Milwaukee Public Theatre, entertainment by Jahmes Finlayson, and Root Beer provided by Lakefront Brewery. 2PM: Reception at Beginning Dreams Forever w/wine from Art Bar and appetizers by Wesley & Barbara Jean Miller. 3-7PM: Neighborhood Potluck at Beginning Dreams; bring a dish to pass. Refreshments provided by Lakefront Brewery. 7PM: Closing Ceremony. . MAC’S RED EYE, 3865 N. Richards, 9PM Greater Milwaukee Green Party pre-convention party. Performers include Sandy Weisto, and Mud River Lee & the Bluegrass Three.Come and support grassroots politics for only $5. ============= SATURDAY, JUNE 12 ============= WARNING: No parking on Beer Run route streets from 7AM-NOON, Sunday morning, June 13 (Locust St. Festival). STREETS: West side of 2500-2900 Weil, East side of 2500-2900 Fratney, South side of 800-900 Chambers, and North side of 800-900 Wright St. Folks who live around Pierce School may use their parking lot overnight on Saturday, June 12. =========== SUNDAY, JUNE 13 =========== LOCUST ST. BEER RUN & FESTIVAL 11AM-8PM. Locust Street closes at 7AM. DPW will ticket & tow cars out of the Beer Run area starting at 7AM! (SEE specific streets above). =========== FRIDAY, JUNE 25 =========== GREEN PARTY CONVENTION Welcome party at Brew City BBQ on Water St. in downtown Milwaukee with great live music, including One Drum. Open to the public. URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, Riverside Park, 7-9PM Friday Fire complete with popcorn, s’mores, 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). ============= SATURDAY, JUNE 26 ============= GREEN PARTY CONVENTION (June 24-27) On Saturday, June 26: Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention and later the big rally. There will be several speakers including: Jason West, the young Green Mayor of New Paltz, New York who is facing felony charges for marrying gay couples; Dr. Agha Saeed, the National Chairman of the American Muslim Alliance; and Medea Benjamin from Code Pink and Global Exchange. There will also be great music by Diverse, the hottest hip hop outfit out of Chicago.All events are open to the public with the exception of the Saturday night rally, for which tickets will be sold for $10. For more information on the rally, please call the local Green Party office at 414-964-VOTE (8683). ============================== 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.