• 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
June 18 -22

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

performances
June 21

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

special events
July 7

Dedicated to the One I Love: Karaoke for Education

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived performances
Nov 2 Sunday, November 2
7:00pm, $6

The latest incarnation of the international project the Transatlantic Bridge, bringing together creative musicians from France and Chicago, offers further explorations as Escape Lane. Alexandre Pierrepont, organizer of these projects, writes:

"A singularity, guitarist Jeff Parker sometimes seems to hammer away at his instrument, equipped with a grammar of undulations and oscillations whose natural flow he thwarts with an extremely rich vocabulary of noise. When many others are thundering on their instrument, Marquis Hill is unique in the sense that he would rather work on his structure—paradoxically woody—and deepen its network of ridges and sap. Joachim Florent, on the other hand, develops on his double bass thick broken and bumpy lines, whose volume he stretches and whose tentacles he stretches—with a slenderness that all but evokes some of his respected predecessors, from Charlie Haden on. This leaves the singular Denis Fournier, master of the art of fluttering on the ovals and lozenges of skins and metals, and on the dilated orbits of this drums—to the extent that it seems that he can vaporize rhythms. With him, with them, there is no doubt that there will always be a lyrical component in the midst of an enchanting improvisation; an improvisation that sings."