• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived performances
Aug 18 Thursday, August 18
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee.


 

SET 1

 

Chris Weller - tenor saxophone & effects

Devin Drobka - drums & percussion

 

Devin Drobka and Chris Weller are two musical brothers from the Midwest making heartfelt original and improvised music. Collaborating together for a decade in various groups, including Chicago-based trio Hanging Hearts and Devin's own Bell Dance Songs, the formation of their duo project has been a long time coming. The duo's soon-to-be-released record, Bluestown, marks their formal debut.


 

SET 2

 

Hal Rammel - amplified sound palette

Jay Mollerskov - guitar/electronics

Pat Reinholz - cello/electronics

Steve Schlei - laptop/iPad, software instrument(s)