This weekend at the Public House! 10/16-10/19

Thursday October 16th        6:00pm     Free

Resistance History: The 2012 NATO Protests

This night school will explore the protests and resistance against the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012, their origins and their implications. It will explore the organization of this movement, the police militarization of the city, the connection to wider economic priorities, classes between demonstrators and authorities, tensions within the left evidenced by the week of action, and long-term implications of what happened in Chicago. It will begin with a presentation by Jacob Glicklich, historian and participant in the protests, the format of the event will include space for discussion by other participants in the protests, and anyone else interested in the implications of what happened. The presentation will include images and video from the event.


Friday October 17th         9:00pm     $5

Scrimshaw + Rabbit Holes + Heavy Hand 


Saturday October 18th         9:00pm     $5

Animals In Human Attire + Haunted Heads + The Sleepwalkers 


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Sunday Evening Film Screening: SHIFT CHANGE: Putting Democracy to Work

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October is International Cooperative Month and to celebrate, we’ll be screening Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work! Shift Change is a documentary film about co-ops and worker-ownership in the United States and Mondragon, Spain.

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. The film premiered in 2012 declared by the U.N. as the “International Year of the Cooperative.”

Sunday, October 12th. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public! (21 years old and over or with a legal guardian)

The film will be followed by a discussion from members of the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance.

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This Weekend at the Public House! 10/9-10/11

Thursday October 9th   8:00pm  Free


Friday October 10th

Hip Hop Lives HERE – B ALXNDR’s Pre-release party  9:00pm $5

Saturday October 11th

Bright Kind, Black Diet and Thriftones    9:00pm  $5


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Tuesday October 7th 2014      9:00pm    FREE!

Queer Horror Movie Night: Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

It’s that time of year! Join us on LGBT Tuesday and kick off the Halloween season the right way! We will be projecting Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. The movie will directly follow Drag Bingo by Dora Diamond. And as always we will have free HIV testing by our friends at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Outreach!

“Freddy Krueger spends an entire movie trying to get into a young man’s body.”

“The intensely homo-erotic film explores Jesse’s repressed sexuality. Robert Englund (“Freddy”) has said about the film:

“… the second Nightmare on Elm Street is obviously intended as a bisexual themed film. It was early ’80s, pre-AIDS paranoia. Jesse’s wrestling with whether to come out or not and his own sexual desires was manifested by Freddy. His friend is the object of his affection. That’s all there in that film. We did it subtly but the casting of Mark Patton was intentional too, because Mark was out and had done Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. (Interview, Attitude Magazine, 2010).


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Thursday October 2nd        8:00pm $5

Hank and Cupcakes + GGOOLLDD + Light Music + Airo Kwil

Hank & Cupcakes are everything you would NOT expect them to be. Named in reference to notorious Charles ‘Hank’ Bukowski and one of his lovers ‘Cupcakes’, this Brooklyn based duo by way of Tel Aviv Israel & Melbourne Australia will make you shake, rock, dance, sway, shout and most of all, Hank & Cupcakes will turn you on.

Friday October 3rd     9:00pm  $6

Lazy + Pen Test + Dogs in Ecstasy + Soup Moat + $tuggle $e$$Ion

LAZY are anything but–after near-constant touring throughout 2012 the art-fucked troop from Kansas City has ponied up to deliver their brazen debut LP, Obsession, an all-fronts punk assault. Kinetic, hook-filled rockers bristle with the frantic energy of Wire or the Buzzcocks, while an experimental bent unifies their twisted anthems: chaotic guitar rustling, gnarled-out bass grooves, machine-gun drumming, desperate vocals.


Saturday October 4th         8:00pm   $5

BLAX & Friends Concert and Artwalk After Party! OPEN BAR Cocktail Sampling by Great Lakes Distillery 8-10pm.

Saturday, October 4th 2014 come out for an exciting night featuring live music, performance and art exhibition at The Riverwest Public House for the BLAX & Friends Concert and Artwalk After Party. Free open bar cocktail sampling provided by Great Lakes Distillery from 8-10pm accompanied by the sounds of TOMBZ and DJ 1L. Musical performance by G.R.A.M.Z and the 4FUN Locos (Brooklyn, NY), BamCirca86 (San Diego, CA), R.O.E (Chicago, IL) and BLAX (Milwaukee, WI) starting at 9pm. Set times TBA. Hosted by MC Mikal. Doors open at 8pm. $5.00 entry fee. Turn up all night long!

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Sunday October 5th        4:00pm  Free

Colin Ford’s Lakefront Brewery My Turn Release/ Going Away Party Featuring music by: Violent Opposition + Short Walk + Shut In

Come join us as one of our close friends celebrates the release of his beer in the My Turn series from Lakefront Brewery! Enjoy tasty beer and great music as we say farewell to Mr. Colin Ford!

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October 2014 Membership Drive —Buy, Renew, or Refer a Friend!


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Activism Weekend!

Dontre Hamilton Planning the Revolution and Fundraiser

Friday September 26th 6PM $5

We’ll be holding a fundraiser for the Coalition for Justice on Friday September 26th. We’ll have performances by family members and friends of the coalition and we’ll be making signs and banners to prepare for the September 30th speak-out and march.

We ask for $5 at the door. (No one will be turnd away due to lack of funds!) The fight for #justicefordontre is going strong, but the Coalition for Justice will need funds to win. We invite you all to join us for some music and fun with fellow freedom fighters. Everyone is invited to share their own talents, as well, so feel free to bring your instruments!

We have come so far, but It is more important now than ever to sustain the momentum in our fight. Join us as we continue to organize and build towards a Milwaukee free of racist police and white supremacists. If we can all come together, there is no question that we will win!

CoSponsored by the Step By Step Collective and the Riverwest Public House Cooperative



A Latinamerican Journey- Step By Step Fundraiser

Saturday September 27th 7PM $5

A night of live Latin music and dance!

From The Andes mountains to the Llano, from the fertile Pampa to the Yunque rain forest, passing through the driest desert of Atacama to jump into the tropical beaches in the Atlantic.

Come sing with us, dance with us, request songs…..

Nelson Soza, a lifelong guitar wizard and father extraordinaire, and his daughter Carolina will be your navigators through this adventure!

* $5.00 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


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