• 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
readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

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

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 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

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
Aug 17 Thursday, August 17
7:00pm, $6


Jakob Heinemann, solo

Jakob Heinemann is a bass player, composer and educator from Madison, Wisconsin. Taking up the bass at age 10, he has worked in professional contexts since age 13, performing all over the Midwest. He enjoys working in a wide diversity of musical contexts spanning multiple genres and idioms, while at the same time honing his own voice as a composer and improvisor. Moreover, he is a committed educator who has taught many private lessons, worked with combos and big bands, and led classes in music theory and jazz improvisation. Jakob attended Lawrence University, where his main mentors included Bill Carrothers, Matt Turner, Mark Urness, and Patty Darling. Currently residing in his hometown of Madison, he plans on a move to Chicago in the fall of 2017.


Warren Enstrom, solo

Warren Enström is a musician who finds joy in pushing unlikely materials together into unorthodox relationships: super balls into pianos, thimbles onto cymbals, and paper shredders into modulators. He likes snow, fresh art, and playing small jokes on life. As a bassoonist, Warren primarily improvises, exploring the bassoon as a modular instrument and as a noise-generating engine. He is also interested in exploring the acoustics of performance spaces in his improvisations. Warren has studied improvisation with vocalist Amanda Schoofs, guitarist Elliott Sharp, harpist Zeena Parkins, and is a proud alumni of UW-Milwaukee and Wesleyan University.