X-Files screening/drinking games cancelled this week.

Due to the holiday, all UFO sighting for this Wednesday have been cancelled. Mulder weeps. We’ll see you December 3rd, 9:30pm. Keep looking up!

Mulder crying.

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Changes to the Board of Directors

We would like to inform our membership that there have been some changes in Public House’s Board of Directors.

We are sorry to report that in the last month Carolina Soza-Gonzalez and Gibson Caldwell have stepped down. Carolina is a member, had been on the Board since May, 2014, and had been the chair of the Outreach Committee. She remains very dedicated to social justice organizing and is active in the Step by Step Collective. Gibson Caldwell is a founding lifetime member and had been on the Board and Workers Collective since Public House’s inception. Gibson remains on the board of directors of the Riverwest Co-op & Café as well as the Riverwest Cooperative Alliance (RCA). We are very grateful to both them and their months and years (respectively) of service and dedication to the Public House.

What happens when a board member resigns before their term ends? According to our by-laws:

5:12 Any Board member may resign at any time by written notice to this effect. The acceptance of the resignation–effective at such time as specified in the notice–shall not be necessary to make it effective.

5:13 Any vacancies among the Board shall be filled by appointment at the next scheduled Board meeting, by consensus of the Board members then in office. If consensus is not reached, a 2/3 majority is required. This appointment shall be in effect until the next regularly scheduled election.

(For more information on our structure and by-laws click here)

The Public House is pleased to announce that Dante Smith and Tracey Collins have accepted the positions as temporary board members! Dante has been bartending and an active member of the Workers’ Collective at the Public House since 2013, but also has years of experience working in cooperatives. Tracey has been a Tuesday night performer in the Cream City Cabaret for years and currently sits on our Finance Committee. We are very excited to work with them in this new capacity. Welcome to the Riverwest Public House’s Board of Directors! Want to know more about them? Stop into the Public House and have a drink with them!

Tracey!                                                                                                   Dante!944121_10151937875694951_1082441149_nimage (1)

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This Weekend at the Public House! 11/20-11/22

Thursday November 20th      8:00pm    $5

An Evening with Hindsight

(Playing songs by Grateful Dead + Neil Young + The Band + and more!)

Friday November 21st    9:00pm    $5

FeelGoodFriday : Starring Terrence Lindsey w/ The Blue Ease and Ain’t Lion

Saturday November 22nd   4:00pm   Donations!

2nd Annual Riverwest People’s Ice Rink Fundraiser!

Saturday November 22nd    9:00pm   $7

Guantanamo Baywatch (PDX) + Flesh Panthers (CHI) + Phylums + Ramma Lamma Guest DJ Jon Reject

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Could you please donate warm winter clothes for newly arriving refugee families (most originally from Somalia, Burma, and Iraq)? Milwaukee winters can be very difficult for people who are unaccustomed to and unprepared for this type of cold. All donations will be given directly to the clients of Lutheran Social Services: Refugee Resettlement. LSS is in need of all winter clothes –particularly coats– in all sizes, for adults and children (new or used, but in good condition. No broken zippers, missing buttons, or major stains, please). Also accepting warm, clean blankets. There are three drop off points:

1) Riverwest Public House Cooperative – 815 E. Locust St. in Riverwest (M-F 3pm-2am / S&Sn 11am-2am)
2) Classic Slice 2797 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.in Bayview (T-S 11am-Midnight / Sn & M 11am-10pm)
3) Lutheran Social Services: Refugee Resettlement – 5300 W. Lincoln Ave in West Milwaukee (M-F 9am-5pm)

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Todd at 414-325-3185 or kelly.todd@lsswis.org.  If you have a large donation, we can arrange a pick up directly from your house. Tax deduction forms are available upon request. If you would like to help spread the word, here is a link to the flyer: Winter-Clothing-Drive-2014


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Upcoming Events at the Public House! (11/13-11-16)

Thursday November 13th   7:00pm   Free

Tattooed Lady: A History – Second Edition Launch Party 

We are teaming up with Amelia Klem Osterud and our good friends at People’s Books Cooperative to release the second edition of Tattooed Lady: A History. It would be wonderful to see you all there. Also there may or may not be a free tasting from Strongbow.

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/295794887282099/

1930s. Jean Carroll-Furella & others

Friday November 14th 2014


We often hear that people wish we had more weekend nights without a cover, well this is your night! Stop by for some pinball, pizza, board games, and whatever else your heart desires. Maybe we will even show a movie or two!

Saturday November 15th   9:00pm   $6

Webster X + Snow Wite (LA) + Period Bomb (LA) + NO/NO 

Stop by this Saturday as we welcome two wonderful acts from Los Angeles, California. This will certainly be one for the ages. Supporting the traveling bands  is one of Milwaukee’s best live acts Webster X and Milwaukee’s own super group NO/NO (members of Delphines and Pleasure Thief).

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/357515221040384/

Sunday November 16th  8:00pm    $5

Ladders (Tour Homecoming Show) + JO HA (Mem. of Calamity Janes)

Join us in welcoming home LADDERS from their east coast tour. Also playing is local wonder JO HA!

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Night School: Sexual Education for Adults Series – Prevention 101 presented by 16th Street Community Health Centers Outreach


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Quarterly New Member Orientation & Introduction to Cooperatives

Orientation-flyer (1)

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