Local and Organic Easter Brunch from Seven Sisters Seven Suns catering
Carnivore & Herbivore Friendly
$10 / Plate for adults
$6 for Kids 12 and Under
Easter Egg Hunt, weather permitting
Here’s the menu:
Spring grassfed organic Suffolk Leg of lamb from Germantown,
Easter Ham with organic strawberry and dijon glaze,
Vegan Biscuits and Vegan Mushroom Sage & Onion Gravy
with Vegan homemade sausages
and Dominion Farm Pork sausages Organically and sustainably raised,
organic scalloped potatoes (vegan),
organic egg cups,
organic brown rice and coconut pudding,
organic fair trade dark chocolate vegan nut bars.
On a Thursday almost two years, ago, a handful of 20 something guys peaked their head in the door of the Public House as we were putting the finishing touches on the space and said, timidly, “you open?”
After a few moments of looking around at each other in an impromptu test of our consensus decision-making skills, one of us nodded and said, “sure, what’ll ya have?”
And so it was that on March 17 of 2011, the Riverwest Public House Cooperative opened its doors to a handful of already-drunk guys looking for a place to continue day drinking on St. Patrick’s day.
Two years later and we’re keeping up that tradition with a full weekend of fun. Friday night we’re starting it off smooth with free DJ sets from The French Connection and Kerry Latham. Stop in for a drink and a dance after 9pm.
Saturday, the kind of show our members tend to love (but it’s not members-only): 4th Street Elevator from 7-10pm followed by Joe Huber and the Thriftones at 10pm. $5 gets you a night of cavorting around to musical house-favorites before the drinkupolypse our fair nation calls St. Patrick’s Day (and the Public House Anniversary Party)
Which brings us to the Main Event: The Squeezettes are playing at 7pm Sunday night, for free! Denny Rauen will open with a set of Bagpipes along with Michael Eells on bodhran and the lovely Mary Therese Purdy doing a bit of the irish jig. And we’ve got a mighty fine Patty’s Day drink special: $6 gets you a Porter and a shot of Powers. And $2 gets you a shot of Powers on its lonesome.
Happy Anniversary and thanks for supporting your Riverwest Public House!
Home and business owners in the Riverwest neighborhood have an opportunity to take advantage of record low solar pricing through a limited-time solar group purchase program. The Solar Riverwest program is a new solar group buy program that can help residents invest in lower cost solar installations through the power of volume-purchasing.
Solar Riverwest is being led by Riverwest Cooperative Alliance with support from the City of Milwaukee’s solar program, Milwaukee Shines, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).
While focused on the Riverwest Neighborhood, the solar group buy program is available for any resident in the City of Milwaukee.
Monday, March 11 - 7pm (KICKOFF EVENT!!)
Riverwest Public House, 815 E Locust
Tuesday, March 26 - 6pm
Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust St.
Monday, April 1 - 7pm
Jackpot Gallery, 825 E Center
Thursday, April 18 - 4pm
People’s Books, 804 E Center St.
Sunday, April 21 – 6pm
Riverwest Public House, 815 E Locust
Thursday, May 9 - 6 pm
Pink House, 601 E Wright
The Solar Riverwest website, in development now: www.SolarRiverwest.org
Milwaukee Shines: www.city.milwaukee.gov/milwaukeeshines
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association: www.midwestrenew.org
The Me2 program of the City of Milwaukee: www.smartenergypays.com.
Riverwest Currents Article:
From now until our Members Only Seasonal Cocktail Tasting/Vote March 20th, you get a free tap beer for a new membership/renewal
AND if a current member brings in a friend and they buy a membership, they both get a free beer!
Plus mark your calendar for our Anniversary Party March 17 all day long (Music from Squeezettes at 7pm)
New Word Document is a spoken word variety show that features poetry, story telling, comedy and more. Each month we bring you live shows, open mics, podcasts, special events and feature local talent from the Milwaukee area. This month we are excited to feature spoken performer/hip hop mastermind Kilgore Trout (aka Colin Demge) and art by Sandra Boskamp. As on every Sunday, we have TWO FOR ONE drink specials all night.
Kilgore Trout - https://soundcloud.com/colindemge
Trout is one of MKE’s hardest working artists; as a DJ, writer, producer, filmmaker and overall music encyclopedia Trout has managed to stay busy in a near perpetual grind.
Trout incorporates beats and poetry into his stage performance for tonight’s show of New Word Document!
Sandra Boskamp is a multi-disciplined artist working with abstract realism. Multiple works will be on display for Sundays show.
For an example of art by Sandra see:
www.sandraboskamp.com or the poster below:
Posters by Sandra Boskamp.
Hosted by Adam Asher (www.adamasher.com).
Sign up starts @ 7pm.
Open mic starts @ 8pm.
Feature starts @ 9pm.
Ann Hoyt of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives will discuss her research regarding how Italian Social Co-ops Reduce Recidivism. She has found that social co-ops in Italy, which employ ex-cons, have played a major role in reducing the recidivism rate from 70-80% down to 20-30%. What are the implications for the US and Milwaukee? We’ll find out. Here’s the description she sent us:
Title: “I’m Outta Here – With a Job!”
Description: In 2009 and 2011 Ann Hoyt was a visiting researcher at the University of Trento, Italy where she visited worker cooperatives designed to support offenders and ex-offenders. She studied the cooperative business potential for providing post-release support and reducing recidivism; the legal and financial structures that support these co-ops; methods used for organizing them, and possibilities for adapting this model to American re-entry programs. Ann will share what she learned in Italy, answer questions and discuss the potential for offender co-ops in Wisconsin. Ann is Professor and Chair of the Department of Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Consumer Cooperative Specialist at UW-Extension.
STOP THE PENOKEE MINE! IDLE NO MORE!
Why is there a mad rush to mine iron in the Penokees of Ashland and Iron Counties? Overturning all Wisconsin’s hard won and world-renowned environmental protections as well as Native Treaty Rights makes this number one on Walker’s and State Republicans’ agenda. The Bad River flows through the iconic Copper Falls State Park, the Penokees, and then through the Bad River Ojibwa Reservation’s unique Wild Rice Sloughs and into Lake Superior. Walker and Co. plan to dump mountains of mine waste into pristine waters, permanently turning wilderness to an “industrial sacrifice zone”. What has happened to fundamental democracy when the local population, both Native and non-Native, are overwhelmingly opposed to the mine but shut out from even a token hearing, while Wisconsin’s new mining law was written by the mining company?
February 17 – 6pm
Introduction to the 3 part series
Sue Simensky Bietila will introduce the series with a slide show of drawings and photos celebrating the diverse movement that stopped the Crandon zinc and copper mine on the Wolf River near the Mole Lake Reservation in Central Wisconsin in 2003.
Celeste Contreras, Dona Yahola and Kim Reyes will speak about the Idle No More movement.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/209976495808173/
March 10 – 6pm
The Penokees and the Bad River region
Eric Hansen will discuss the waters and the forest endangered by the mine and the history of citizens’ movements that succeeded in winning protected wilderness areas.
Dennis Grzezinkski, lawyer for Wisconsin Environmental Advocates -
The Science of Mining’s Environmental Destruction: how mining Iron and mining sulfide ore pollute the rivers, lakes and water table. The Legal Situation.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/412321468857996/
April 14 – 6pm
Food Sovereignty and Treaty Rights
This last event will be a Potluck Dinner (bring something to share)
Rick Whaley was active in the movement which heroically protected Native Spearfishers threatened by racist vigilantes in the Ceded Territories of Northern Wisconsin.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/528498353861877/
Join us for this exciting and timely Night School series. Sunday nights at 6pm.