Top

Calendar February 2020 RWcurrents

1 SATURDAY February First
ART*BAR Claire Kelly Music, 9pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: The Smart Shoppers (Green Bay) + King Eye & The Squirts. DJ At 10pm: Edina Flo
HIGH DIVE Platinum Boys HOLY SH*T! Asher Gray @9pm
JAZZ ESTATE Sam Belton group, 8pm // Late Night Session Paul Silbergleit Trio, 11:30pm
LINNEMAN’S Looking Through A Glass Onion: A Tribute to The Beatles, 8pm, $12
MAD PLANET 80s New Wave Video Night with DJ Synthia. 9pm. $5.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Black History Month Book Jacket Bingo, 2-3pm
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at Howell & Howard. Noon – 1pm.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Divine Crush :: Very Terrible (CHI) :: Ellie Jackson
THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire Food Pantry Benefit — Dance Songs! With John Blandino, Milwaukee singer-songwriter and guitarist, who brings his own brand of musical stylings and humor to a wide range of tunes. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8-10:30pm. ​$5 to $15 suggested donation plus 2 cans of food.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET Indoor winter farmers market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, November to March. Free Admission & Parking, Located in Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton)

2 SUNDAY — Groundhog Day
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: TBA. DJ At 10pm: Trail Boss Tim Cook
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Workshop: Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem, with Kathleen A. Dale. This four-session course for both readers and writers guides those who want to learn how to read poetry more deeply as well as to those seeking strategies for generating or revising poems. Class will explore how the “hidden” aspect of metaphor can surprise both writer and reader; how poetry is based upon “uncertainty”—both knowing and not-knowing; and how many good poems have “window moments” in which the writer’s/reader’s gaze turns out to a much broader view before returning to the original vision, transforming it in the process. Sundays, Feb. 2–23 | 1–2:30 pm | $100 General | $90 Members

3 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
JAZZ ESTATE Jazz Estate Jam Session, 8pm. (First Monday every month)
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet TBA at 9pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Pajama Story Time, 6:30pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm

4 TUESDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Evan Christian. 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm // Milwaukente: Community Block Printing Workshop 5:30-7:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: We Persist Book Club is a discussion group for women and non-binary identifying folks to meet and talk about books of various genres/formats by women, NB, PoC, and LGBTQIA+ writers. Follow @wepersistmke to see what we’re reading. 6pm.

5 WEDNESDAY
ALL PEOPLES CHURCH Food Pantry, 1-2pm
BEERLINE CAFÉ, 2076 N Commerce Riverwest Elders “Let’s Talk”. 10:30am-1pm. Stop in anytime — stay as your schedule allows!
BREMEN CAFÉ 7pm Trivia.
FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE (3224 N Gordon Pl) Milwaukee Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group. Promote connection at personal, professional, and social levels through listening with empathy, identifying and honoring feelings and needs, and designing requests to meet individual and others’ needs. 7-9pm. All welcome, no fee.
JAZZ ESTATE The Late Nite Poetry Open Mic featuring Bethany Price, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Comedy Time! with William Krolowitz. Stand-up act and Q&A to follow. 1-4pm.
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Stars, Stories, & Rhythms of Africa. Groove to the beat of drums as we explore African cultures from the continent’s expansive latitudes. This free event features storytelling, music, and live dancers along with indoor stargazing from different parts of Africa. Planetarium shows are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with a live dance performance in the Physics building at 7:00 pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Crosswords, Coloring, and Contemplation! 12-1:15pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Chair Yoga, 2-3pm. Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaoke 9pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Dhamma MKE, breath-based meditation led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch | 11am | $Give What You Can

6 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Oxbow & Moor//J.R. & the Strangers//A-Z
BREMEN CAFÉ Ladies Pinball League, 7pm
JAZZ ESTATE Parker’s Mood -Eric Jacobson Trio, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Focus on Local Entrepreneur, Sarah Busch, of Cinch Tailoring Company. 1-4pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10-11:30am
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.

7 FRIDAY
ART*BAR Live music by Mississippi Jake starts 9pm.
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BREMEN CAFÉ The MilBillies and Noah John and Ringing Iron
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Rauen Rauen & Heinrich. DJs At 10pm: TBA.
COMPANY BREWING DJ Bizzon’s The Turn Up! New Yams New Me Edition, 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE The Eternal Flame, 8pm // DJ Gramma Matrix late night vinyl! 11:30pm
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Stargazing — Join us on the Skydeck at the UWM Physics building for free public stargazing. Gaze through telescopes at the night sky and view the Moon, planets, star clusters, and other astronomical objects! In the event of inclement weather, we will offer a 30 minute program in the Planetarium. 9:30-10:30pm.
WOODLAND PATTERN aCinema presents a curated group program of experimental film and video featuring works by Maddi Barber, Alyona Larionva, and Cindy Mochizuki. 7pm | 5pm

8 SATURDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Hot Coffin, Lordship (OH), Soup Moat & Life
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: The Tritonics. DJ At 10pm: TBA
COMPANY BREWING Dear J Dilla Tribute/L.O.V.E..Doughnuts, 8pm
JAZZ ESTATE Anders Svanoe Latin Jazz Quartet, 8pm // Late Night Session Joe Niemann Quartet, 11:30pm
JAZZ GALLERY Opening: Puzzling — A Fine Art Exhibit on fitting it together, and figuring it out. Participating artists are Willow Bayer, Sean Bruso, Tonia Kountz, John Kowalczyk, Jessica Laub, Mark Lawson, Rachel Mitchell, Amy Schmutte, Brian Schneider, Stacey M. Stewartson, Ben Talatzko, Christina Zawadiwsky. 6-8pm. Show runs through Saturday, March 7, 2020.
LINNEMAN’S Phamous Mockingband (Phish tribute), 9:30pm. $10.
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at 16th & Wisconsin. Noon – 1pm.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVER REVITALIZATION – TURTLE PARK – WOOLLY BEAR FEST see P.2 for more information 11 am to 3 pm

THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire Portage Road Songwriters Guild’s annual new song showcasing singer/songwriters Eric Baer, Jay Bullock, Chris Head, Mark Plotkin, Bob Estes, Chris Straw, Rick Fitzgerald, and Barb & Tom Webber. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8-10:30pm. $5-15 suggested donation.
VOGEL HALL, Marcus Center (121 E State St) Baumgartner Studio Artist Showcase presents: Florentine Opera performs Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. 7:30pm.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET Indoor winter farmers market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, November to March. Free Admission & Parking, Located in Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton)

9 SUNDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Dara Rialtos + Ryley from Wolves With Virginia + Fiona Blue. DJ At 10pm: Sheppy.
forMARTHA, 825 E Center St Crafts for Community, 1-3pm. “Socks in a Sack!” We will decorate sacks and put a pair of clean dry socks in them to be distributed at area homeless shelters. We need donations of new or like-new socks, and we need decorators!
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Solar System Expedition: Busy on weeknights or need something to do with the kids on the weekend? Our special matinee program takes audiences on an interactive tour of our cosmic neighborhood, the solar system. This program is appropriate for ages 4 and up and includes an indoor stargazing session of the night sky free of light pollution. Tickets are $6 and available at uwm.universitytickets.com
PINK HOUSE Ecstatic Dance, 11:30am-1pm. $10-15
PINK HOUSE Song-As-Medicine Circle, 6-8pm. $5-10
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm
VOGEL HALL, Marcus Center (121 E State St) Baumgartner Studio Artist Showcase presents: Florentine Opera performs Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. 2:30pm.
WOODLAND PATTERN Workshop: Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem, with Kathleen A. Dale. (See notes on Sunday, Feb. 2 for more details) | 1–2:30 pm | $100 General | $90 Members

10 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
JAZZ ESTATE Mark Davis Trio, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet TBA at 9pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Pajama Story Time, 6:30pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm

11 TUESDAY
EAST LIBRARY Riverwest Elders Wisdom Gathering/Potluck lunch. Topic: Eastside Senior Services and Downsizing. Speaker: Melissa Meier, Director, ESS
JAZZ ESTATE Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo (no cover), 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Library Lovers’ Book Buffet, 6-7pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm // Milwaukente: Community Block Printing Workshop 5:30-7:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Welcome Home! We invite all veterans to join us for this writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour sessions are a time of conversation and writing poems, songs, short stories, or that novel you always wanted to try. Even if you’ve never tried to write, come along for the fun! We have plenty of mud (coffee) too. This group is led by Bob koshin Hanson, USN, reserves. Hanson is a Vietnam-era vet, and a writer and poet. 6-8pm

12 WEDNESDAY
ALL PEOPLES CHURCH Food Pantry, 1-2pm
BEERLINE CAFÉ, 2076 N Commerce Riverwest Elders “Let’s Talk”. 10:30am-1pm. Stop in anytime — stay as your schedule allows!
BREMEN CAFÉ Trivia 7pm. FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE (3224 N Gordon Pl) Milwaukee Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group. Promote connection at personal, professional, and social levels through listening with empathy, identifying and honoring feelings and needs, and designing requests to meet individual and others’ needs. 7-9pm. All welcome, no fee.
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Artist Spotlight! Jessica Zalewski will talk about her many-medium processes and affiliation with the The Racine Art Museum. 1-4pm
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Chair Yoga, 2-3pm. Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm. Black History Month Read-In 5:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaoke 9pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Dhamma MKE, breath-based meditation led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch | 11am | $Give What You Can

13 THURSDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Tomas Antonic Trio, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Children’s Book Showcase: featuring Mary Knier, Writer and Artist. 1-4pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10-11:30am // Make Your Own Valentines, 1:30pm // Shrinky Dink Valentines Day, 3:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.

14 FRIDAY — Valentine’s Day
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BAR CENTRO – Anthony Deutsch Trio 9-Midnight “Love Songs”
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Video Dead. DJ At 10pm: The Nile.
COMPANY BREWING You Remind Me | A Valentine’s Day R&B Dance Party ft. DJ Bizzon, 10pm
FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE (3224 N Gordon Pl) Dances for Universal Peace (every second Friday)7-8:30pm. Join us in simple circle dances (all movements taught) honoring and celebrating the wisdom of various spiritual traditions. All are welcome; children especially welcome. No fee.
JAZZ ESTATE Valentine’s Mike Kubicki Trio Ft. Erin Boehme, 8pm // DJ Gramma Matrix late night vinyl, 11:30pm
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Goth Prom 2020

15 SATURDAY
ART*BAR Live music by the86, 9pm
BREMEN CAFÉ Floor Model, The Stick Arounds, Primitive Broadcast Service
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Best Westerns. DJ At 10pm: WarLock
JAZZ ESTATE Grammy Award Winner Chip McNeill Qtet, 8pm // Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group, 11pm
LINNEMAN’S Valentines Day & Tammy Moorer Birthday Concert, 8-11pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Art Workshops Presented by Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.) 2-3:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 906 W. Mitchell St. Angela Voras-Hills & friends, celebrating the release of Louder Birds (Pleiades Press, 2020) | 7 pm | $Give What You Can
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at Capitol & Teutonia. Noon – 1pm.
QUARTERS ROCK & ROLL PALACE, 900 E Center St Flu Like Symptoms (Album Release), 8pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Bluehound, Zoofunkyou, & Jesse Voelker
WINTER FARMERS MARKET Indoor winter farmers market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, November to March. Free Admission & Parking, Located in Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton)

16 SUNDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Circle A Presents … DJs At 10pm: John Riepenhoff & Sara Caron.
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Workshop: Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem, with Kathleen A. Dale. (See notes on Sunday, Feb. 2 for more details) | 1–2:30 pm | $100 General | $90 Members

17 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet TBA at 9pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH Narcotics Anonymous Meeting: Open to the public every third Monday, 7:30pm

18 TUESDAY — VOTE! — Spring Primary Elections
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm // Milwaukente: Community Block Printing Workshop 5:30-7:30pm // Any Book Book Club 5:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am

19 WEDNESDAY
ALL PEOPLES CHURCH Food Pantry, 1-2pm
BEERLINE CAFÉ, 2076 N Commerce Riverwest Elders “Let’s Talk”. 10:30am-1pm. Stop in anytime — stay as your schedule allows!
BREMEN CAFÉ Trivia 7pm.
FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE (3224 N Gordon Pl) Milwaukee Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group. Promote connection at personal, professional, and social levels through listening with empathy, identifying and honoring feelings and needs, and designing requests to meet individual and others’ needs. 7-9pm. All welcome, no fee.
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Overcoming the Destructive Effects of Stress and Anxiety, led by Dr. Anthony Piparo. Let’s welcome him back for his second OWL program. 1-4pm
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Chair Yoga, 2-3pm. Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm. Writing Our Story: Exploring the History of Hip Hop Culture with TRUE SKOOL, 5-6pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaoke 9pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Dhamma MKE, breath-based meditation led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch | 11 AM | $Give What You Can

20 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Monthly Pinball Tournament, 7pm
COMPANY BREWING Extra Crispy Brass Band, 10pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: DIY Arts n Crafts Day, led by Riverwest Elders. All OWL attendees welcome. 1-4pm.
JAZZ GALLERY DIY Creativity — Craft and conversation. 1-3:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.
PINK HOUSE Connection Dance w/ Grace D’Amore. 8:15-9:30. $5.
WOODLAND PATTERN Formations Series for New & Improvised Music: Flutter (Christine Ingaldson) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, and philosopher based in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Flutter speaks her truth in dark, mysterious, glitchy tones. With one other artist, to be announced. 7 pm | $6

21 FRIDAY
ART*BAR Live music by Beautiful Collide starts 9pm.
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Chris Head & The Honchos. DJ At 10pm: French Connection
COMPANY BREWING Salem Katzman’s Emerald Ball!
JAZZ ESTATE Kevin Hayden Trio, 8pm // DJ Gramma Matrix late night vinyl, 11:30pm
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Kirsten Grace with Joseph Michael
STUBBY’S GASTROPUB,2060 N Humboldt, Extra Crispy Brass Band, 8pm

22 SATURDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Claw Toe (IL) + Aluminum Knot Eye + Space Tugboat (Madison). DJ At 10pm: Quixotic Control.
JAZZ ESTATE Late Night Session Johnny Padilla Quartet, 11:30pm
LINNEMAN’S All Messed Up X – DECADATION: 8pm April and the Purple Suns // 8:40 Butt Force // 9:20 Fechner // 10pm Placebo Gummies // 10:40 Ditzy’s Bitches // 11:20 superjumpkick
12pm Jamiroquorn // 12:40 Charlie’s Angels
MAD PLANET Depeche Mode vs. New Order vs. Duran Duran, 9pm, $5.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Play and Learn: Bakery Shop, 2-3pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch The Crossroads North: Paramount Records and the History of the Blues, 2-3pm
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at Swan Blvd. (92nd) & North. Noon – 1pm.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire 10th Annual Community Sing! Song leaders Mark Dvorak, Julie Thompson and Craig Siemsen take turns guiding the audience in a song, bringing everyone to full voice as they experience the joy of communal singing. Doors 7:30pm. Show 8-10:30pm. $5-15 suggested donation.
WINTER FARMERS MARKET Indoor winter farmers market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm, November to March. Free Admission & Parking, Located in Greenhouse Annex at Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton)

23 SUNDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ The Golden Grenades/Husher
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Eston Bennett + Abdu Khadre Kambaye + Guests. DJ At 10pm: Sextor
PINK HOUSE Ecstatic Dance, 11:30am-1pm. $10-15
RIVERWEST CO-OP RW Co-op Chili Cookoff! (details in store or call 414.264.7933)
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Workshop: Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem, with Kathleen A. Dale. (See notes on Sunday, Feb. 2 for more details) | 1–2:30 pm | $100 General | $90 Members

24 MONDAY — Lundi Gras
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet TBA at 9pm.
MAXIE’S, 6732 W Fairview Ave Extra Crispy Brass Band, 6-9pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Pajama Story Time, 6:30pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm

25 TUESDAY — Mardis Gras!
MAXIE’S, 6732 W Fairview Ave Extra Crispy Brass Band, 6-10pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch East Branch Book Club, 6-7pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm // Milwaukente: Community Block Printing Workshop 5:30-7:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Welcome Home! We invite all veterans to join us for this writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour sessions are a time of conversation and writing poems, songs, short stories, or that novel you always wanted to try. Even if you’ve never tried to write, come along for the fun! We have plenty of mud (coffee) too. This group is led by Bob koshin Hanson, USN, reserves. Hanson is a Vietnam-era vet, and a writer and poet. 6-8pm.

26 WEDNESDAY
ALL PEOPLES CHURCH Food Pantry, 1-2pm
BEERLINE CAFÉ, 2076 N Commerce Riverwest Elders “Let’s Talk”. 10:30am-1pm. Stop in anytime — stay as your schedule allows!
BREMEN CAFÉ Trivia 7pm.
FRIENDS MEETINGHOUSE (3224 N Gordon Pl) Milwaukee Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Group. Promote connection at personal, professional, and social levels through listening with empathy, identifying and honoring feelings and needs, and designing requests to meet individual and others’ needs. 7-9pm. All welcome, no fee.
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Ancestral Food Wellness, Part.2, led by Joan McGovern Tendler. Better health by eating the ways our ancestors did. 1-4pm.
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch East Branch Chess Club, 5:30-7:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Chair Yoga, 2-3pm. Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaoke 9pm
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Dhamma MKE, breath-based meditation led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch | 11 AM | $Give What You Can
WOODLAND PATTERN Jennifer Elise Foerster, author of Bright Raft in the Afterweather (University of Arizona Press, 2018). Part of our series Native Writers in the 21st Century. 7pm | $Give What You Can

27 THURSDAY
BLUE’S EGG, 4195 N Oakland (Shorewood) Riverwest Elders Birthday Lunch Group, 12:30-2pm.
BREMEN CAFÉ Wonderful Bluffer // Tlalók // Rotten Mouth
COMPANY BREWING Beer Academy: Barrel-Aged Beauties & Cellar-Aged Cuties, 6-8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: Kaleidoscope Window-Art, a hands-on craft session led by Artist Amy Schmutte. 1-4pm.
MILWAUKEE MARSHALL HS Auditorium, 4141 N 64th St, We Are The Drum – A Celebration of African American History. A staged presentation. 7pm. $5 community preview night. (Other shows Sat Feb 29; Fri Mar 6; Sat Mar 7; Sun Mar 8)
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10-11:30am
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.

28 FRIDAY
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Holly & the Nice Lions (Green Bay) + Northside Creeps. DJ At 10pm: Fazio
COMPANY BREWING Mr. Nice Guy Presents: Leap Year Edition, 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE DJ Gramma Matrix late night vinyl, 11:30pm
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.

29 SATURDAY
LEAP DAY!
ANODYNE, 224 W Bruce, Semi-Twang, 8pm, $10.
ART*BAR Live music by Dana Perry – Return to Lowcountry Tour 2020. 9pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Floor Model + Clean Room (Madison). DJ At 10pm: TBA
COMPANY BREWING Public Enemy Tribute/It Takes A Nation Of A Planet/Terrordome PE, 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Dustin Laurenzi Quartet, 8pm // Late Night Session Paul Silbergleit Trio, 11:30pm
MAD PLANET Operating Tracks: Industrial EBM Dance Party. 9pm. $5
MILWAUKEE MARSHALL HS Auditorium, 4141 N 64th St, We Are The Drum – A Celebration of African American History. A staged presentation. $10 advance, $15 at door. 3 pm performance + talk-back; 7pm performance. (Other shows Fri Mar 6; Sat Mar 7; Sun Mar 8)
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at KK & Lincoln. Noon-1pm.
PINK HOUSE Ecstatic Dance, 7-8:45pm. $10-15
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
WOODLAND PATTERN Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language. Opening Reception original works Curated by Laurence Ross. February 29 | 7 pm | $Give What You Can WOODLAND PATTERN Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross. “Drawing a blank” daunting challenges of writing, but none of Tarot cards are blank. Patterns emerge. Explore the use of Tarot as a tool for becoming “unstuck” refresh. 2–4:30 pm | $35 General | $30 Members