• 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

  • special events
    Apr 21 Saturday, April 21
    6:30pm, PAY WHAT YOU CAN
    Riverwest Follies

    Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show, featuring inspiring performances by many talented artists and musicians—at the…

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  • performances
    Apr 22 Sunday, April 22
    7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
    Alternating Currents Live presents Renee Baker Quartet

    Please join us for Alternating Currents Live with Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite! Renee Baker Composer Statement: "My compositions result in…

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  • exhibitions
    Apr 22 Sunday, April 22
    3:00pm, Open to the public!
    Opening Reception for Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

    Please join us for the opening reception of Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker 3pm-5pm Opening Reception, 7pm ACL Performance!  On…

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  • readings & workshops
    Apr 25 Wednesday, April 25
    7:00pm, Pay What You Can
    Reading: Toni Jensen

    *Toni Jensen's Craft Talk "Carry: Violence, Land, and Indigenous Women's Stories" will be held at the UWM Library Special Collections at 2pm. Reading…

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  • readings & workshops
    Apr 26 Thursday, April 26
    7:00pm, Pay What You Can
    Four Milwaukee Poets

    Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price  Organized by Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison Annie Grizzle…

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  • readings & workshops
    Apr 28 Saturday, April 28
    6:00pm, Open to the public!
    Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

    Please join us as we watch a live streamed reading of Louise Erdrich! Louise Erdrich will be part of the Native American Literary…

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  • readings & workshops
    May 2 Wednesday, May 2
    7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
    Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

    Rena Priest is a poet and concerned citizen. Her first book, Patriarchy Blues, was released on MoonPath Press in May…

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  • readings & workshops
    May 2 Wednesday, May 2
    2:00pm, Open to the public!
    Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

    Indigenous Re-Identification: Cross-Genre Autobiographies Denise Low will discuss self identity in storytelling found in a ledger art example, work of Leslie…

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  • readings & workshops
    May 10 Thursday, May 10
    6:00pm, Open to the public!
    Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

    More details coming soon.

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  • performances
    May 13 Sunday, May 13
    7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
    ACL presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

    This edition of The Bridge arrives in Milwaukee in a very concentrated formation, the remarkable long-standing duo of Joe McPhee…

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  • readings & workshops
    May 16 Wednesday, May 16
    8:00pm, Pay What You Can
    Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Noel Pabillo Mariano

    Woodland Pattern Book Center and Kundiman present a poetry reading featuring Noel Pabillo Mariano's Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom (Hyacinth…

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  • performances
    May 17 Thursday, May 17
    7:00pm, $6.00 ticket
    Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

    Details coming soon...

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  • readings & workshops
    May 24 Thursday, May 24
    7:00pm, Pay What You Can
    Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

    Details coming soon...

    Read More
  • performances
    Jun 3 Sunday, June 3
    7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
    ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

    Alternating Currents Live presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity with guest soloists Rick Aaron - flute Marielle Allschwang - guitar Jon Mueller -…

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