This weekend at the Public House! 10/30-11/2

Thursday October 30th    7:00pm   Free

Middle Coast Poets Reading Series 

The Middle Coast Poets Reading Series invites you to attend another reading at River West Public House on Thursday October 30th at 7pm, featuring 4 Wisconsin Poets!

Marilyn Windau
Frank Berg
Paul Scot August
Robert Vaughan

Friday October 31st   9:00pm  $5 (Free w/ 4 non perishable food items)

Myths & Legends – Dub in Halloween w/ Dark Sarcazm 

Come join us for our Halloween party. Great music all night! Costumes highly encouraged!

Saturday November 1st   9:00pm   $10

Death Blues + Hello Death + Jeff Mitchell

The final scheduled performance of Death Blues Non-fiction iteration, joined by Hello Death and Jeff Mitchell. Please join us for this special evening of various approaches to the folk music concept.

DEATH BLUES is the multi-disciplinary project of drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller. For this rare show, a trio plays variations of the material from the project’s “Non-fiction” LP, released July 2014 by Sige Records. The intense rhythm of drums and double hammered acoustic guitars provide a driving, minimalist framework for hypnotic, trance-like, wordless vocals, culminating in a maximal, sonically encompassing experience.

Sunday November 2nd    7:00pm   $5

Coed Pageant + The Gazettiers + Jon Burks

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X-Files Nights at the Public House!

X-Files v2

The Public House is hosting X-Files Viewing Parties every Wednesday night at 9pm. We’re showing two episodes per night in order beginning with season one. We’ll have drinking games, special shots, and shenanigans. We’re starting on Wednesday, October 29th with the pilot and episode one. Come early for Trivia (7pm) and stay to watch the greatest television show ever made.

(David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson may or may not be here for the season premiere.)

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This Weekend at the Public House! 10/23-10/26

Thursday October 23rd     6:00pm    Free

Night School: Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff screening

Our next Night School will feature “Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff”, the documentary for Al Jazeera America’s series FAULT LINES about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills. After the 25-minute film we’ll have a discussion with producers of the film Devon Cupery and Colin Sytsma from Milwaukee-based 371 Productions and local organizer Shea Schachameyer.

Friday October 24th    9:00pm   Free

The TurnUp! (Feat: CJ Milli) 

The best dance party in Riverwest! Always free, always fun!

Saturday October 25th     9:00pm   $5 

Damsel Trash Halloween Bash – With Tigernite + Beer City Hearts

Sunday October 26th    7:00pm   $5

Joey’s Birthday!

w/ Failed Mutation + Running (CHI) + Oozing Wound (CHI) + Storm Chaser

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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

shift change

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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