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Riverwest Currents Full Calendar January 2020

January 1 WEDNESDAY Happy New Year!

Polar Bear Dip  NOON SHARP at Bradford Beach

ART*BAR $1 Brats Wisconsin Rose Bowl Game, 4pm
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. 10pm music with Ballstomper, Gullyboys Band, Nutricious & Delicious, Tinyhands
JAZZ GALLERY Big Style Brass Band – Jazz/Brass Band Music, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage (no feature); sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Special New Years Day Yoga for EveryBody, 4-5:30pm.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Open Mic, 9pm.
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaok 9pm

2 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Ladies Pinball League, 7pm
JAZZ ESTATE Jordan Rattner Trio, 8-11pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10am. After School Tech Time, 4pm.

3 FRIDAY
ANGELO’S PIANO LOUNGE, 1686 N Van Buren, Julie’s Karaoke Piano Party! 9pm-1am
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BREMEN CAFÉ Head 9:30pm; Shawn Allan Hurd 10:30pm; Cass Cwik & the Small Gas Engines 11:30pm

JAZZ ESTATE Matthew Rotker-Lynn Trio, 8-11pm
JAZZ GALLERY Lyle Rivera w/ Hans Young-Binter and Devin Drobka – Jazz/Experimental, 7:30pm
MAD PLANET Friday Night Retro Dance Party with Paul H. 9pm. $5.
QUARTERS ROCK & ROLL PALACE, 900 E Center St Barren Heir / EliSmith & Peter J Woods /Old Northwest / Galactic Hatchet, 9pm

4 SATURDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Before Nitrogen 9pm; Zorila 10pm; Solar Plexus 11pm; DietLite 12am
COMPANY BREWING Bandoleer Bacall, Not the Cops and Loud Library, 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Paul Silbergleit Trio, 8-11pm, $10. Then Late Night Sessions with Yanni Chudnow Trio, 11:30pm, $5.
JAZZ GALLERY Riverwest Elders Exhibition Reception: 6pm. (Exhibition runs Jan 4 – Feb 1, 2020)
JAZZ GALLERY Improvisation Workshop, 10am-Noon.
JAZZ GALLERY Opening: Riverwest Elders 3rd Annual Art Exhibit. 6-8pm. View the art, talk to the artists!
MAD PLANET A Tribute to David Bowie. 9pm. $5.
MIRAMAR THEATRE A Birthday Banger for Aaron Ohlsson: Bommer Yunit., SPEXX, Darkslides, Night Cappa. 9pm, $18-28
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at 27th and Oklahoma. Noon – 1pm.
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Ecstatic Dance: Saturday Eve, 7-8:45pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Riverrats and Deep Femme, 10pm
THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire Food Pantry Benefit – Memorial for Musicians Who Died in 2019. Join us for the first Food Pantry Benefit of 2020, celebrating musicians who passed in 2019. Performing will be The Baboushka Babes, Rick Fitzgerald, Rich Klein (with Jerry Danks and Don Moore), and Paul Smith & Andy Jehly. Doors open at 7:30, suggested donation $5-15 plus two 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)

5 SUNDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Andrew Prichard, Anson Obvious & the Uncomfortable Moments, Tacoma Washington Weekday Club
LAKEFRONT BREWERY Keg Stand Up comedy, 7-8:30pm. Once a month on Sunday evenings, the beer hall is transformed to give you an intimate show full of fresh laughs and fresh beer. Enjoy table served food from a special menu only available during the show! Don’t worry, the award-winning cheese curds are on it. $10 advance; $15 door.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Elevator Trio, 5-7pm.
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm

6 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 Ahley: A Universe of Exploding Stars 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

7 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Evan Christian, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY Community Mindfulness Practice, 5:15pm; Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra’s JGCA Jazz Jam Session, 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
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am

8 WEDNESDAY
ALL PEOPLES CHURCH Food Pantry, 1-2pm
ART*BAR Poetry Reading, 6pm
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.
JAZZ ESTATE The Late Nite Poetry Open Mic ft. Mikey Cody Apollo, sign-up 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “Another Delightful Drum Circle!”, led by Rick Ollman. Let’s extend the fun of our creative rhythm, together. 1-4pm
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage feat. Joany Bartlett; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Crosswords, Coloring, and Contemplation! 12:30-1:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Chair Yoga, 2-3pm. Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
NORTH POINT LIGHTHOUSE, 2650 N Wahl Av, Lecture at the Lighthouse: Captain Frederick Pabst. Beyond the Brewhouse by John C. Eastberg (historian for the Pabst Mansion). Widely known as one of Milwaukee’s great beer barons, this legendary character had many interests other than brewing beer. Mr. Eastberg tells the story of Captain Pabst, starting with his days as a cabin boy on a Great Lakes steamer to working his way up to Captain by his early twenties. Following his success as a brewer, Pabst was able to explore his interests in horse breeding, art collecting and serving as a civic leader, promoting Milwaukee as the German Athens of the West. The lecture will include dozens of rare photos. brewhouse.northpointlighthouse.org 414-332-6754. 7-8:30pm
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Open Mic, 9pm.
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
WOODLAND PATTERN Page to Stage: A Poetry Marathon Training Session with Sam Pekarske. Time to train for the Marathon! Open to all Poetry Marathon readers, this workshop will offer tips for improving delivery and self-confidence while performing your work aloud in front of an audience. | 6–8 PM | $Give What You Can

9 THURSDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Naomi Ayala Trio, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “Ancestral Food Wellness”: Better health by eating simple yet delicious foods of ancestors. Led by Joan McGovern Tendler, M. Arch. 1-4pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10am.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.

10 FRIDAY
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Obscure Birds + Ouch Not Lick. DJ At 10pm: The Nile
COMPANY BREWING Mr. Nice Guy: Birthday Edition, 10pm
MAD PLANET Friday Night Retro Dance Party w/ James Freshluggage. 9pm. $5.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Staring in Spaces, 6pm. Indie pop act’s MKE debut! Supporting acts Nomad and Eddie Mack and Social Cig. (Free!)

WOODLAND PATTERN Carlos Lara, author of the forthcoming Like Bismuth When I Enter (2018 Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner) and Madison-based poet Dominique Salas. Part of our series Unwriting Borders: Latinx Voices in the U.S., curated by Roberto Harrison, and supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. | 7 PM | $Give What You Can

11 SATURDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Bella Brutto 7-9pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Scrunchies (Mn) + The Hussy (Madison). DJ At 10pm: tba
COMPANY BREWING Winter Whales: A Brewfest Presented by Drink Brew City, 11am
JAZZ ESTATE Cigarette Break, 8pm, $13.
JAZZ GALLERY Improvisation Workshop, 10am-Noon.
JAZZ GALLERY Riverwest Elders 3rd Annual Art Exhibit, open viewing 1-5pm
LINNEMAN’S J.R. & The Strangers album release show with Chris Haise, Whiskey & the Devil. Doors 7, show 8pm. $8 cover.
MAD PLANET The Get Down Soul and Funk Dance Party, 9pm, $5.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Open House, 1:30-3:30pm. Celebrate 54 years of the UWM Planetarium with our annual open house. Enjoy free cake plus a live, indoor presentation and stargazing show that will take audience members on an interactive tour of the night sky. Shows will run every half hour and highlight some favorite astronomical topics and seasonal constellations such as Orion, Taurus, and the Winter Circle. This event is free and open to the public.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 906 W. Mitchell St. No Material: An Absolution, a Poetry Workshop with Carlos Lara. | 1–4 PM | FREE and open to the public*
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at Cesar Chavez (16th) and Greenfield. Starts at Noon.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Mumble Mouth/Jules Iolyn/Wolves With Virginia. Milwaukee bands Mumble Mouth and Wolves With Virginia are getting together with Madison artist Jules Iolyn to bring you a kick-ass, beautiful, magical, need to be there don’t wanna miss it evening. From 6-9pm, nice and early for ya. See you then!!!
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)

12 SUNDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Annual Letter Reading Night. DJ At 10pm: Sheppy
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Anarchy — WI Anti-Violence Effort Benefit (WAVE). The A.A. repertoire offers up American folk music, blues, swing, country, rock&roll. Doors 6; show 7pm. Donation.
MIRAMAR THEATRE FTFF KFELLAH, Sinsei Climax, YoungCuhz, Kevin B, 2nd QTR, PBB PAYRO 7pm, $12-15
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Ecstatic Dance, 11:30am-1pm
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Best of the Best Open Mic 7pm
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm

13 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
JAZZ ESTATE Mark Davis Jazz Trio, 8pm (new time). $5.
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet James Houck 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

14 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Neil Davis & Steve Peplin duo, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY 5:15pm Community Mindfulness Practice; 6:30pm JGCA Jazz Jam Session
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Circle Weaving Project, 3:30-5pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY- East Riverwest Elders Wisdom Gathering and Potluck Lunch, Noon-3pm. Topic: wrapping up 2019, unwrapping 2020!
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
PAMELA SCEZNIAK ART STUDIO Drawing Foundations Class: 10am-noon, 1-3pm, or 6:30-8:30pm. 5 weeks, 2 hr ea class, $99. (Gift Certificates for art classes available
call or text Pamela Scesniak 414-477-9797 to reserve space or check out pamelascesniak.com to sign up)
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 new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour sessions will be 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’ll have plenty of mud (coffee) too. This group will be led by Bob koshin Hanson, USN, reserves. Hanson is a Vietnam-era vet, and a writer and poet. | 6–8pm

15 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.
JAZZ ESTATE Dillon Mansour, 3-6pm.
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “District 5 Safety Tips”, led by the MPD Community Prosecution Unit. 1-4pm
LAKEFRONT BREWERY Milwaukee Concierge Day, 11am
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage feat. Kyle Walker; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Let it Snow! Learn how snow is created in the atmosphere and make your own snow out of household items. 3:30-4:30pm

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
OUTPOST, Capitol Dr Presentation: Affordable Cohousing. Discussion on how co-housing can be a valuable lifestyle option, and ways to make cohousing an affordable path to home ownership. 6:30 to 8pm.
PAMELA SCEZNIAK ART STUDIO Abstract Art Class: 10am-noon. 5 weeks, 2 hr ea class, $99. (Gift Certificates for art classes available
call or text Pamela Scesniak 414-477-9797 to reserve space or check out pamelascesniak.com to sign up)
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Open Mic, 9pm.
THE GIG Open Mic, 9pm
VEGGAS Epic Karaoke 9pm
VICTORY GARDEN FARMHOUSE, 249 E Concordia Av, Garden Mentor Meeting. 6-7pm. First meeting of the new year 2020: Come learn how to share your food growing knowledge to new gardeners in the Milwaukee community.
WOODLAND PATTERN Group: Dhamma MKE, breath-based meditation led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch | 11 AM | $Give What You Can

16 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Monthly Pinball Tournament, 7pm
JAZZ ESTATE music of Herbie Hancock, “Fingerpaintings”, 8pm, $5
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “DIY Arts N Crafts Day”, led by the Riverwest Elders. 1-4pm
JAZZ GALLERY DIY @ OWL — Craft and conversation. 1-3:30pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10am.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.
PAMELA SCEZNIAK ART STUDIO Watercolor Painting: 10am-noon, 1:30-3:30pm or 6:30-8:30pm. 5 weeks, 2 hr ea class, $99. (Gift Certificates for art classes available
call or text Pamela Scesniak 414-477-9797 to reserve space or check out pamelascesniak.com to sign up)
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Connection Dance, 8:15-9:30
WOODLAND PATTERN Formations Series for New & Improvised Music. Set 1: Armillaria Eli Smith and Lonnie Martin, Set 2: Tony Catania Trio. 7pm, $6

17 FRIDAY
ANGELO’S PIANO LOUNGE, 1686 N Van Buren, Julie’s Karaoke Piano Party! 9pm-1am
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BREMEN CAFÉ DubNDoom 9pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: CRLSS + Cabin Essence. DJs At 10pm: DJ Dolls.
JAZZ ESTATE Boniface Electric Band, 8-11pm
MAD PLANET Retro Night W/DJ Avets & Sage Schwarm. 9pm. $5.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Stargazing
Stargazing! 9:30-10:30pm. 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.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Milwaukee’s own the Nightinjails and Roxie Beane, supported by Minneapolis singer/songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz. Free will donation/tip jar available. 10pm.
WOODLAND PATTERN Stacy Blint, author of Infinity Heart, and Zack Pieper, author of SAME HERE, celebrating these two new chapbooks from Milwaukee-based Adjunct Press. | 7 PM | $Give What You Can

18 SATURDAY
ART*BAR Meatloaf Off 6, Loafstyles of the Rich and Meaty, 7pm
ART*BAR Justin Jagler w/ J.R. & The Strangers, 9pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Circle A Presents… DJ At 10pm: WarLock
COMPANY BREWING Luv Unlimited Dance Party Vol 2, 10pm
FALCON BOWL Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Riverwest Co-Op, 5pm. Includes salad, bread and dessert. Music during dinner! Adults $8; kids 6-12 years old $4.
JAZZ ESTATE Bobbie Broom Trio (Chgo), 8-11pm
JAZZ GALLERY Improvisation Workshop, 10am-Noon.
JAZZ GALLERY Holly Haebig and Friends – Folk music/Dance. 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY Riverwest Elders 3rd Annual Art Exhibit, open viewing 1-5pm
LINNEMAN’S Dinosaur Rocket & friends. 10pm, $5.
MAD PLANET Y2K! – All 2000s Dance Party. 9pm. $5
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at Hawley and Bluemound. Noon – 1pm.
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Ecstatic Dance, 7-8:45pm
PLYMOUTH CHURCH, 2717 E Hampshire Plymouth Chorale presents: Durante Pergolesi Magnificat Vivaldi Gloria. 3pm performance.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Miltown Kings 10pm
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)

19 SUNDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Flood Trio + J.P. Spencer. DJs At 10pm: John Riepenhoff & Sara Caron.
JAZZ GALLERY Seed Sounds. Experimental. 7pm.
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Mindful YIn Yogassage, 4-5:30pm. Song As Medicine, 6-8pm.
PLYMOUTH CHURCH, 2717 E Hampshire Plymouth Chorale presents: Durante Pergolesi Magnificat Vivaldi Gloria. 7pm performance.
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Coloring Book Day w/ Featured Artist Alex Wiley Coyote 5pm
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm

20 MONDAY – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet Jorge Vallentin at 9pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Enjoy a full day of activities and life performances celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including Golda Meier School students, 414 Life, Ton Ko Thi, Ex Fabula, Signature Dance Company, Alpha Phi Alpha trivia contest, and live painting with Fatima Laster featuring spoken word by A-Tone Bishop and Company. Free for all ages. M.L. King Branch is the only Milwaukee Public Library location open on this day.
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
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1927 N. Vel Phillips Av. (4th and Brown) Justice Program and March to King’s Statue: The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Justice Program and March. Begins 1pm with commemorative program, to be followed at 2:30pm with a three-block march to Dr. King’s statue on M. L. King Drive, just north of Walnut St., where there will be an open microphone to reflect on Dr. King’s work and his impact on our lives. The event will honor community youth activists working for climate, immigration, economic and racial justice.

21 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Funk Nite with Jack Reed, 9pm
JAZZ GALLERY 5:15pm Community Mindfulness Practice; 6:30pm JGCA Jazz Jam Session
LAKEFRONT BREWERY Drag Queen Bingo, 6:30-8pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch East Branch Book Club, 7-8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Teacher in the Library, 4-6:30pm. Any Book Book Club, 5:30-6:30pm.
NORTHCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Food/Clothing Pantry (NorthcottHouse.org) for 53212 zipcode only 11am-2pm
OUTPOST, Bayview Presentation: Affordable Cohousing. Discussion on how co-housing can be a valuable lifestyle option, and ways to make cohousing an affordable path to home ownership. 6:30 to 8pm.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am

22 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.
JAZZ ESTATE Gypsy Jazz Scott Hlavenka & Friends, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “Artist Spotlight”, on local Fashion Designer/Maker Maureen Fuhr. 1-4pm
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage feat. Robert James Austin Band; 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
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Open Mic, 9pm.
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
WWBIC, 1533 N. RiverCenter Drive What Can WWBIC do for You? – 6-7pm Online, call 414-263-5450 to register

23 THURSDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Extra Crispy Jazz Band, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “Movie Day”, led by Amy Schmutte. “The Jerk”, starring Steve Martin. 1-4pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10am.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.
WONDERLAND, 732 E Burleigh Riverwest Elders Birthday Lunch Group, 12:30-2:30pm.

24 FRIDAY
ART*BAR Live music by Cody James starts 9pm.
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BREMEN CAFÉ Bremenhain 10pm
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Florida Brothers + Solid State (St. Paul). DJ At 10pm: Fazio.
MAD PLANET Friday Night Retro Dance Party w/ James Freshluggage. 9pm. $5.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.
PAMELA SCEZNIAK ART STUDIO Open Studio: 10am-4pm. Bring your own materials and idea or work in progress, get helpful critique and material suggestions. $45. (Gift Certificates for art classes available
call or text Pamela Scesniak 414-477-9797 to reserve space or check out pamelascesniak.com to sign up)

25 SATURDAY Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat)
BREMEN CAFÉ Hot by Ziggy, Pestigo, Sylmar, Warhola Cats
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Silk Torpedo. DJ At 10pm: Quixotic Control.
JAZZ ESTATE Latin Night with Isla Vibes, 8pm, $13
JAZZ GALLERY Improvisation Workshop, 10am-Noon.
JAZZ GALLERY Riverwest Elders 3rd Annual Art Exhibit, open viewing 1-5pm
LAKEFRONT BREWERY 2020 Beard Contest, 7-9pm.
LINNEMAN’S Max Williamson & BJ Seidel (from Dramatic Lovers). Doors 8, show 9pm. $10

MAD PLANET House Your Body at Mad Planet (Jonn Hawley & Elechronic). 9pm, $5.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East The Six Skills for Early Literacy, 10:30am-1:30pm. Learn the six skills that all children need in order to be prepared to learn how to read when they enter school. Leave with fun ways to expand lessons with books to include the skills. This workshop is the foundation for other provider workshops, and we recommend you attend this first.
PEACE ACTION PEACE STAND Stand for Peace at King and North. Noon – 1pm.
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (St. Casimir site) For residents of 53202, 53203, 53211, 53212 and 53217 zip codes, 8:30-10:30am
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)
WOODLAND PATTERN 26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit | 10 am–1 am | $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

26 SUNDAY
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Derek Pritzl & Friends. DJ At 10pm: Sextor.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Scale of the Universe, matinee show at 2pm
PINK HOUSE STUDIO Ecstatic Dance, 11:30am-1pm
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Co-operatve Performance 6pm
THE GIG Bluegrass Jam! 1-4pm

27 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm. Music Open Mic, 10pm.
JAZZ ESTATE Acoustic Monday: Ben Dameron Trio, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Poets Monday 7:30 start; featured poet P.J. Rockwell 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

28 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke 10pm
JAZZ ESTATE Schneck, Kuzniar, Standal Trio. 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY 5:15pm Community Mindfulness Practice; 6:30pm JGCA Jazz Jam Session
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch East Branch Book to Art Club, 6-7pm
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
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 new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour sessions will be 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’ll have plenty of mud (coffee) too. This group will be led by Bob koshin Hanson, USN, reserves. Hanson is a Vietnam-era vet, and a writer and poet. 6-8pm.

29 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!
JAZZ ESTATE Pocket Change, 8pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “First Moments and Your Childhood Dream”, a lecture involving Jungian Philosophy, led by Ro Hanus. 1-4pm.
LAKEFRONT BREWERY MCTS Employee Appreciation Day, 11am
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage feat. Brian Robert Kenney; sign-up 7:30pm // starts 8pm
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Branch Celebrate National Puzzle Day! Come in from the cold and have fun with different types of puzzles, from jigsaw puzzles to giant floor puzzles, to word searches and crossword puzzles. Snacks provided. All ages welcome. 4-5:30pm
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
RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE Open Mic, 9pm.
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

30 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Fiji, 10pm
JAZZ GALLERY OWL Programming: “Game Day!”, led by our neighborhood friend and artist, Margo Skrentny. 1-4pm.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – East Playgroup with Stories, 10am.
MKE PUBLIC LIBRARY – MLK Branch Story Time, 10-10:30am. Teacher in the Library, 4-5:30pm.

31 FRIDAY
BARB WESSON AT GREENE HALL, 3347 N Downer Av Conscious Dance. 8:30am.
BREMEN CAFÉ Car Crash Vacation, Meat Jelly, Murder Generation, The Skraps
CIRCLE A “Alive At Eight”: Ravi/Lola + Zack Pieper + E.R. Jurken (Chicago). DJ At 10pm: tba
JAZZ ESTATE Match Stick, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Andrew Wayne & the Mud Creek Road, 8:30pm
MAD PLANET Friday Night Retro Dance Party with Dori Zori, 9pm, $5.
MANFRED OLSON PLANETARIUM, UWM Friday Night Show: Scale of the Universe. 7-8pm and 8:15-9:15pm.

February 8 Saturday  RIVER REVITALIZATION  RRF Woolly Bear Fest, Turtle Park 2134 N Riverboat Road 532112