• 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
special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived performances
Mar 16 Thursday, March 16
7:00pm, Pay What You Can


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

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Sample and Fold

Jim Schoenecker
Brandon Logic
Stephen Merola

Sample and Fold are champions of Mid-West Coast Synthesis. These three Milwaukee natives have the uncanny ability to transform a frozen Wisconsin room into warm, drippy womb of analog goodness that no one can escape. They will be presenting a brand new quadraphonic composition exclusively for this performance at Woodland Pattern.


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Steve Nelson-Raney 


Steve Nelson-Raney is a saxophonist and pianist who is active as a performer in jazz, contemporary classical music and free improvisation idioms.