This Weekend in Riverwest

SPLASH PAD, GORDON PARK, 11AM-5PM DAILY, weather permitting. FRIDAY, JULY 23 ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 5PM-2AM Friday Fish Fry at The Bistro, plus MADE IN MILWAUKEE Art & Music Fair with work by 12 local artists; also vendors including Lotus Land Records, UPROC, Lady Like Wonderwear. Music by: The Rusty Ps, The Tropics, The Mistreaters, The Silence, Old Man Malcolm, Signaldrift, DJ D-On, J-Slim & Redshift, one-F, & more. LAKEFRONT BREWERY PALM GARDEN, Commerce St. Friday Fish Fry w/The Brewhaus Polka Kings at 6PM. BURNINGSNOW CENTER, Clarke & Weil, 7PM Nick Kane photo art show. or 562-3740. BUCKETWORKS, 1319 N. MLK Drive, 7PM-MIDNITE Gallery Night Reception for Nolan Bonner, A UW-Fond du Lac grad. GREAT LAKE ZEN CENTER, Locust & Bremen, 7:30PM Free public talk with Zen master Dae Kwang. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Floor Model, 8PM, $3. “Rockin’ A Friday” w/Nato & John Hands-On, 10PM. MOONLIGHT CRUISE, THE TRACKS, 9-11PM Take a Moonlight Cruise along Milwaukee’s lakefront aboard the Iroquois w/live music by “The Jasper Buchanan Band”. Buses available from The Tracks, $15. More info: stop in at The Tracks (Humboldt & Locust) or call 562-2020. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, GALLERY NIGHT OPENING of Body Art: Tattoo & Piercing Photo Show w/works by photographer Katherine Biehl. BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Tony Schueller’s Desert Highway, $5. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM Little Jimmy & The Blackbirds (rockin’ blues). MAD PLANET, Center & Booth Retro Dance Party, 21+, secure parking. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Fenway w/Telectro. ============================ SATURDAY, JULY 24 ============================ BIRDING BY CANOE, URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, 8AM-2PM Celebrate summer by getting out on the water with Research Coordinator Tim Vargo as we search for birds along the Milwaukee River corridor. Birders of all experience levels are encouraged to participate. Bird guidebooks & binoculars available for use. Bring a lunch & drinking water. Canoes, paddles & PFDs provided. For adults, $30 (Members $20). Register by Thursday, July 22, call 964-8505. Payment due at time of registration. Limited to 8 canoes. EAST SIDE MARKET, Beans & Barley Parking Lot, 10AM-2PM Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts w/music by THE REMEDIES, 11AM-1PM. “Anything Goes Art” in the children’s craft area. Fresh produce from Plowshare Community Farm, Growing Power, Scotch Hill Farms, Red Hawk Nursery, Tony Moua, and more! Weekly drawing for “Market Dollars” – winners get $15 “Market Dollars” to spend at the Market. Weekly drawing at 11AM – must be present to win. DOWNER AVENUE BIKE RACE, 10AM-2PM Race registration, call 962-6566. Mike Caldwell & Dean Lea, 10AM-2PM. The Uptown Savages, 9PM. On Downer between Webster & Park. COA 3D RHYTHM PROJECT, Kilbourn Park, 11AM-2PM “A Village Celebration” every Saturday w/FREE Workshops! African Drumming w/Master Drummer Steve “Negasi” Willis, Open Studio Dance w/Charlyn Austin, Drama w/Muhammadi Davis, Capoeira w/Steve Antonson, Arts & Crafts, Community Drum Circle, Snacks, Potluck Meal. All Ages Welcome! Family oriented. Parents must attend with children under 8 years old. All participants must register. More info: Tanya Cromartie-Twaddle, 263-8383, x147. MONDO BROTHERS MARKET & DELI, 2730 N. Humboldt (& Center) LOOK FOR COUPONS in July RW Currents, page 18. Organic & natural foods, Brunch on Saturday & Sunday starting at 10AM. Outdoor patio & parking. Hours: 7AM-8PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM Saturday & Sunday. KARMA PARTY, ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 7PM-CLOSE Independent film fundraising event to support “Rite of Expression”, a local indie film to be produced & shot in Milw. Art Bar will be transformed into an eastern Indo-Pak Mughal Palace w/Indian & Arab cuisine, henna artists, Bhangra dancers, outdoor “hookah” tent & music. More info:, . ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney Brian & Mike of Mississippi Cactus, 7-9PM. DJ J-Money & Qusbia. CAFe BRUCKE, 2101 N. Prospect Ave., 9-11PM Riverwest duo, DREAMLAND FACES, performs from 9-11PM, no cover. (ALSO: See nice review in this week’s Shepherd Express, page 49.) Cafe Brucke is a new venture started by Riverwesters Christine Lorch & Jerry Patzwald. Hours: TUE-SAT 4PM-CLOSE. 414-287-2053, . BREMEN CAFE, Bremen & Clarke, 9PM Moonshine Sway, $5. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil, 10PM Psychephonic Psaturday w/Lemonie Fresh Au Go-Go. LINNEMAN’S, Locust & Weil, 10PM 7 on 6. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 10PM Come and witness Master Zaster Blaster crush plenty of skulls. Dance until it hurts, then continue to dance some more. Our special guest is Ella Music Group from Chicago. 21+, secure parking, $5. For more info about these amazing bands go to:, ONOPA, Center & Fratney, 10PM Dub is a Weapon w/Super Noble Bros. RIVERWEST COMMONS, Locust & Fratney Brian Damage & The Accelerators. =========================== SUNDAY, JULY 25 =========================== ROOTS RESTAURANT, 1818 N. Hubbard, 10AM-2PM Sunday brunch, every Sunday. GARDENERS MARKET, Locust & Bremen, 11AM-4PM Check out the unique yard art by JEFF’S GARDEN ACCENTS (see ad in RW Currents, p. 29). Live music with CHRIS HEAD in Garden Park from NOON-3PM. Plenty of homegrown fresh flowers, produce (some organic), arts & crafts, and more. Make the Market a Sunday tradition thru October 31. ARTISAN FOOD FESTIVAL, Brady St., 11AM-8PM Free, outdoor event w/local artisan food manufacturers of cheese, beer, wine, organic growers, and local restaurants. Lakefront Brewery Stage & WI Milk Marketing Board Stage. Sponsored in part by Riverwest Currents. OPEN HOUSE SHOWING, 2684 N. Humboldt, 1-3PM New condos at Humboldt & Center. More info: 262/376-9655. MAD PLANET, Center & Booth, 5PM The Unseen, Defiance, The 45s, The Avoided. All Ages. ART BAR, Burleigh & Fratney, 6-11PM Open Canvas Night w/Ray Strickland. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil “Alive at 8” w/Midwest Seed, 8PM. RootSunday w/Cousin Carl, 10PM. UPTOWNER, Center & Humboldt Jill Jensen, Jack Grassel & John Price. ====================================================== UPCOMING WEEKEND EVENTS ====================================================== ============================ FRIDAY, JULY 30 ============================ URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, TOAST TO VOLUNTEERS, 7PM Event to honor volunteers who have contributed in many ways to UEC’s work. All members & volunteers from the last 15 years are cordially invited. We will have bubbly beverages and stawberries as we have a sneak peak at the New Center! Please RSVP to Kimberly Fein at 414.963.0166 or If you have a story or testimonial to share about volunteering, email it to Darell Smith at or mail to UEC, Riverside Park, 2808 N. Bartlett, 53211. ========================== SATURDAY, JULY 31 ========================== URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, MOVING DAY Volunteers needed to help move UEC into its new Center across Riverside Park. Vans, trucks & trailers needed to move funiture and equipment stored all over town in garages and sheds. To help out, call 964-8505. CIRCLE A, Chambers & Weil The Danglers, 8PM. Glenn Rehse & The Brains, 10PM. ================================================== RIVERWEST SUMMER EVENT SCHEDULE, 2004: ================================================== *** THRU OCTOBER 31 *** SUNDAYS – Gardeners Market, Garden Park, Locust & Bremen 11AM-4PM w/live music from NOON-3PM. *** AUGUST *** SAT 21 – Rockerbox Moto Fest, Center St. *** 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. Riverwest Diversity Celebration, Kilbourn Park.