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Riverwest Currents Dec. 2021 Calendar

1 WEDNESDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Evan Christian. 8pm start — 2 sets.
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage — Doors, 7pm. Sign-up, 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Featured performer: Eli Gray
WOODLAND PATTERN in person MEDITATION AND READING GROUP: DhammaMKE. Led by Milwaukee musician and composer Anthony Deutsch, 6-7pm.

2 THURSDAY
BACK ROOM @Colectivo Prospect Metz / Preoccupations
BREMEN CAFÉ Christian Jackson, 9pm; Lobi, 9:45pm; Jacob Slade, 10:45pm
JAZZ ESTATE Milwaukee Jazz Institute Student Recital – ft. Giant Steps (6pm)
JAZZ ESTATE Scott Hlavenka Gypsy Jazz Trio, 8pm
MIRAMAR THEATRE Rage; Billy Nasser; DJ B-Lee. Doors 9pm. Tix $10-20
SHANK HALL Ward Davis, 8pm $20

3 FRIDAY
ANGELO’S PIANO BAR Cameron Webb, 9pm-1am
ART*BAR Darron Walker 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Armchair Boogie, Frugal Stu & the Coupons
GATHERING PLACE BREWING CO, 811 E Vienna Gallery Night – featured artist Ryan Laessig of MilRAWkee Alt. with local-themed sci-fi pop art. Starts 5pm
JAZZ ESTATE Mark Davis Trio. 8pm start — 2 sets
LINNEMAN’S People Brothers Band, 8pm, $10 (2 sets)
MIRAMAR THEATRE Dopapod
SHANK HALL Willy Porter, 8pm $25
THE GRANVILLE CONNECTION, 8643 W Brown Deer Holly Jolly Market, 5-8pm
WOODLAND PATTERN online on Zoom SCREENING: aCinema presents a virtual program featuring experimental film and video works from around the world. Details TBA online

4 SATURDAY
ART*BAR Jonny T-Bird 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Charlie Parr
BAVARIAN BIERHAUS, 700 W Lexington St. Nick’s Eve Party! Starts 4pm; live music at 6 (Ully Suplovec); first 50 kids get free advent calendar. Prime rib on the menu!
BLACK HUSKY BREWERY Fire, Festivities, & Fun! 10am-10pm. Santa Cycle Rampage after-party!
BREMEN CAFÉ The Fall Sound, 9pm; Family Vacation, 10pm; North Warren, 11pm
CIRCLE A Resurrectionists; Weird Storm 8-10pm

JAZZ ESTATE Milwaukee Jazz Institute Student Recital — So What Ensemble 5:30pm // FootPrints Ensemble 6pm
JAZZ ESTATE Cigarette Break — 9pm, 2 sets
JAZZ ESTATE The Janet Evra Quartet, 7pm
LINNEMAN’S Cliffdiver / Cleveland Avenue / Kule 7:30pm, $15
MILWAUKEE WINTER FARMERS MARKET Deer District! 8am-11:30am
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 8:30-10:30am
SHANK HALL Big Bang Baby (STP tribute) + A Little Bitter (tribute to Alice in Chains), 8pm, $12
STAND FOR PEACE at 76th and Layton Join Peace Action of Wisconsin for a weekly Stand For Peace, noon until 1pm
THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire The Coffee House Songwriter Round Robin, 7:30-9:30 (check www.the-coffee-house.com before event to see whether in-person or live-streaming)
THE GRANVILLE CONNECTION, 8643 W Brown Deer Holly Jolly Market, noon-4pm
WI BIKE FED, 187 E Becher Santa Rampage 2021 – Return of the Rampage. 9:15 start — 10 miles of slow-roll fun. Annual fundraiser for WI Bike Fed. Costumes encouraged! Ride safe, be nice! Santa knows when you are bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! See FB event for link to route map.
WOODLAND PATTERN online on Zoom READSHOP: Led by poet and Woodland Pattern co-founder Karl Gartung, Readshops are community sessions dedicated to exploring poetry texts from the 20th century that are often labeled “difficult.” Participants take turns reading the poetry aloud, discussing it as questions arise—on the spot, as deeply as needed. 12:15-1:30pm

5 SUNDAY
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Arlo McKinley
BAVARIAN BIERHAUS, 700 W Lexington Blvd Milwaukee Krampusnacht 2021 — We’re back! This celebration includes great music, food and drink, a Krampus Holiday Market vendor floor, and of course a Krampus Parade! Starts at 4pm
KOCHANSKI’S CONCERTINA BEER HALL The Exotics’ Surf Matinee, 2pm
PRITZLAFF BUILDING Hover Craft: 12th Annual Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza (starts at Noon)

6 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Poet’s Monday is back! Doors 7pm, performances start 7:30pm. $3 cover. Featured poet: Erica Walburg

7 TUESDAY
BLACK HUSKY BREWERY Trivia with Cathedral Center, 7-9pm
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke w/ Trixy Mercury
JAZZ ESTATE Funk Night with Jack Reed, 8pm
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 4-6pm.
SHANK HALL Sue Foley, 8pm
UPTOWNER Dave Bayles Trio 7-9pm

8 WEDNESDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Evan Christian. 8pm start — 2 sets.
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage — Doors, 7pm. Sign-up, 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Featured performer: Merrill Miller
WOODLAND PATTERN in person MEDITATION AND READING GROUP: DhammaMKE. Led by Milwaukee musician and composer Anthony Deutsch, 6-7pm.

9 THURSDAY
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Disq
JAZZ ESTATE Marcya Daneille & Donna Woodall, 8pm
LION’S TOOTH, 2421 S Kinnickinnic Brady Street Pharmacy: Stories and Sketches (by Tea Krulos) book release event, 6pm.
MIRAMAR THEATRE Unleash The Archers; Aether Realm; Seven Kingdoms — 5pm, all ages, $25
MIRAMAR THEATRE DJay Mando’s Christmas Extravaganza! $!5, 10pm
SHANK HALL Nielsen Trust featuring Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, 8pm.

10 FRIDAY
ANGELO’S PIANO BAR Cameron Webb, 9pm-1am
ART*BAR Jake Buthman 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Them Coulee Boys
LINNEMAN’S Loud Library, The Nile Club, Groundlings, The Fall Sound
SHANK HALL Anthony Gomes. 8pm, $20

10 FRIDAY
THE COOPERAGE, 822 S Water St Creepfunk Christmas w/STEEZ, Pine Travelers, Mama Sam & The Jam, WiscoJazz. 8pm, $10

11 SATURDAY
ART*BAR Josha Fernandez 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect The Verve Pipe (2 shows, 6 & 9pm)
BAVARIAN BIERHAUS, 700 W Lexington Brew City Big Band Christmas Party, 6:30-10:30pm
BREMEN CAFÉ BremSin w/ The Brewcity Bombshells
COMPANY BREWING 5th Annual All Synths Day w/Robot Witch, Whiskey & the Devil, Dark Psychic. 9pm. $5 advance; $10 door
GATHERING PLACE BREWING CO, 811 E Vienna Jigs & Swigs (Irish dance workout!), 1pm
LINNEMAN’S THE PANOPTICS W/ WEST RIVIARA The Panoptics / West Riviera 8:30, $6
MIRAMAR THEATRE Sad Boy Saturday 39 ft. Sad Girl Power Hour
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 8:30-10:30am
SHANK HALL The Appalachians, Bad Year, Fuzzy Surf
STAND FOR PEACE at Highway 100 and North Av Join Peace Action of Wisconsin for a weekly Stand For Peace, noon until 1pm

12 SUNDAY
53212 MARKETPLACE Holiday Edition! At the West River Collective, 3700 N Fratney St. Over 20 local vendors. Artisan foods, art, jewelry, body products, candles, home goods and more. Masks highly recommended. 11am-3pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Lespecial
13 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Poet’s Monday is back! Doors 7pm, performances start 7:30pm. $3 cover. Featured poet: Ed Makowski

14 TUESDAY
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Morgan James – A Very Magnetic Christmas
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke w/ Trixy Mercury
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 4-6pm.
SHANK HALL Watkins Family Hour. 8pm. $35.
UPTOWNER Dave Bayles Trio 7-9pm
WOODLAND PATTERN in person READING GROUP: Here Comes the Argument—NEW! Focusing on poetics, cultural studies, and critical theory led by Woodland Pattern Executive Directors Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon. The first book to be discussed will be Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, with subsequent texts and meeting times to be determined. Participants should read On Freedom in advance and come with their notes, highlighted passages, reactions, questions, and counter arguments. 6-7pm

15 WEDNESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Soggy Prairie: Bluegrass (10pm)
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage — Doors, 7pm. Sign-up, 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Featured performer: 5pm To Nowhere
WOODLAND PATTERN in person MEDITATION AND READING GROUP: DhammaMKE. Led by Milwaukee musician and composer Anthony Deutsch, 6-7pm.

16 THURSDAY
SHANK HALL Maggie Rose

17 FRIDAY
ANGELO’S PIANO BAR Cameron Webb, 9pm-1am
ART*BAR C.C. Charles Carmichael 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Nita Strauss – Winter Wasteland. Special guest, Conniption
LINNEMAN’S Electric Winter — first annual! Three high energy sets with some of Wisconsin’s best up and coming live musicians — 7000apart (8pm); Hallowtribe (8:45pm); RAF & Company (9:45pm)
MIRAMAR THEATRE No Mana presents Electromag
SHANK HALL Pat McCurdy

17 FRIDAY
WOODLAND PATTERN online on Zoom POETRY READING Tiana Clark, author of I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Joshua Nguyen, author of Come Clean (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021), winner of the 2021 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and Julian Randall, author of Refuse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018). 7pm. $Give What You Can

18 SATURDAY
ART*BAR Art Bar Xmas Party! Sox ‘N Sandlz 9pm
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Josh Caterer Trio: Holiday Soiree, 8pm
BLACK HUSKY BREWERY Cookie Exchange – Bake a batch of your favorite holiday cookies and bring them in to swap with other bakers! Free ornament painting activity for kids (and kids at heart). 4pm
BLACK HUSKY BREWERY Milwaukee’s Worst Brewery Tour – Christmas Caroling Edition. Our fan-favorite horrible tour, but with a holiday twist! Hear the story of Black Husky Brewing while staff members sing at you. Don’t worry – there will be beer! $15 per ticket – includes tour and beer samples. 6:30pm.
BREMEN CAFÉ Neo Soul & Funkadelic Jazz Night
BREMEN CAFÉ Tlalok Rodriguez; Peter Behlmer Experience; Cream City Players
CIRCLE A Fox Face w/ The LOL, 8-11pm
GATHERING PLACE BREWING CO, 811 E Vienna Santasy: Milwaukee’s Christmas Block Party, 4-10pm
LINNEMAN’S Lost Orange Cat / Cassini Echoes / Ali J — 8pm, $10
MAD PLANET Madonna vs Lady Gaga, 9pm. Dance party!
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 8:30-10:30am
SHANK HALL Southbound presents A Tribute To The Allman Brothers, 8pm
STAND FOR PEACE at Port Washington and Silver Spring Join Peace Action of Wisconsin for a weekly Stand For Peace, noon until 1pm
THE COFFEE HOUSE, 2717 E Hampshire 5 PM to Nowhere/Oh Geeez/RAF, 7:30-9:30
WOODLAND PATTERN online on Zoom READSHOP: Led by poet and Woodland Pattern co-founder Karl Gartung, 12:15-1:30pm

19 SUNDAY
BACK ROOM @Colectivo/Prospect Found Footage Festival

20 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm
LINNEMAN’S Poet’s Monday is back! Doors 7pm, performances start 7:30pm. $3 cover. Featured poet: Tim Kloss

21 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke w/ Trixy Mercury
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 4-6pm.
UPTOWNER Dave Bayles Trio 7-9pm

22 WEDNESDAY
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage — Doors, 7pm. Sign-up, 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Featured performer: TBA
WOODLAND PATTERN in person MEDITATION AND READING GROUP: DhammaMKE. Led by Milwaukee musician and composer Anthony Deutsch, 6-7pm.

23 THURSDAY
JAZZ ESTATE Jerry Grillo Christmas Show, 8pm, 2 sets
SHANK HALL The Lovelies, 8pm
THE COOPERAGE, 822 S Water St Here’s To You Friend, An Ode to Mike Hoffmann — performances by Semi-Twang, Yipes!, Mood Vertigo, 1913, The Delta Routine, The Carolinas and more. 6:30pm.

24 FRIDAY
CHRISTMAS EVE

25 SATURDAY
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

27 MONDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Comedy Open Mic, 8pm

28 TUESDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Karaoke w/ Trixy Mercury
RIVERWEST FOOD PANTRY (924 E Clarke) We proudly serve the 53212, 53211, 53217, 53202, and 53203 zip codes. 4-6pm.
UPTOWNER Dave Bayles Trio 7-9pm

29 WEDNESDAY
LINNEMAN’S Acoustic Open Stage — Doors, 7pm. Sign-up, 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Featured performer: Table For One

30 THURSDAY
BREMEN CAFÉ Diet Lite; Oh Well, OK; Shoobie; Tacoma Washington Weekday Club; Totally Cashed
JAZZ ESTATE Jim Paolo Trio, 8pm. 2 sets
SHANK HALL Ruby Rose Fox, Julia Mark 8pm $10

31 FRIDAY
ART*BAR Glam NYE with the Squeezettes! 10pm, $10
CIRCLE A Aluminum Knot Eye and Florida Brothers Band NYE show! 8-10pm
ENLIGHTENED BREWING CO, 2020 S Allis St New Years Eve Get Down — Funk & Soul Dance Party! 8:30pm-2:30am
LINNEMAN’S The Flood Brothers, w/LJ & Bill / Roi (8:30pm, $15)
SHANK HALL Koch Marshall Trio, 10pm, $20 adv / $25 door