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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
November 1 -25

Fragile Not Found: Molly Hassler, Anika Kowalik & LaNia Sproles

performances
November 18

Concert: Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15

readings & workshops
November 20

Project Cozy an Art Workshop with Anika Kowalik

readings & workshops
November 27

Reading: Theodore Van Alst Jr.

readings & workshops
November 28

Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell & Dominique Salas

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

performances
December 9

Alternating Currents Live presents James Sanders’ Dark Matter String Band

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Featured Upcoming Events

Fragile Not Found: Molly Hassler, Anika Kowalik & LaNia Sproles

November 1 - November 25
6:00pm, Give What You Can

         the notion that multiple things can be true at once... Fragile Not Found brings together three artists who consider their personal experiences, histories, and perceptions of self within their environments. Each artist creates objects that are “honest in... vulnerability” and consider fragility as strength, something to pay attention to and learn from.    Molly Hassler is Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with an emphasis in Fibers and a Certificate in Community Arts. She is an…

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Concert: Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15

Sunday, November 18
7:00pm, $6 member | $7 student/senior | $8 general

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15 featuring Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Didier Petit (cello), & Edward Perraud (drums) “One of way of speaking about the just excesses of any improvised music, which by nature make light of balance and imbalance, of stability and instability, would be to invoke another duality: that of reverence and irreverence. Because, passionately or soberly, soberly and passionately, each musician in this Bridge ensemble—the fifteenth, and the last of this cycle to start its…

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Project Cozy an Art Workshop with Anika Kowalik

Tuesday, November 20
6:00pm, $15 WPBC members $20 general

Project Cozy an art workshop with Anika Kowalik! "In my own practice, I focus on creating imagined spaces with objects that recall nostalgia from black life. The term “black joy” comes to mind when I am creating these objects. Within a space, my objects invite the traumatized to enter a space where they can take refuge, decompress and be their most authentic selves. I want to invite you all in creating your own object that that brings you joy, safety and…

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Reading: Theodore Van Alst Jr.

Tuesday, November 27
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Presented with the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., an associate professor and the chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana, is author of the linked short story collection, Sacred Smokes (UNM Press, 2018), and creative editor for Transmotion, an online journal of postmodern indigenous studies. His fiction and photography have been widely published. He is also the editor of The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones (UNM Press,…

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Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell & Dominique Salas

Wednesday, November 28
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Krystal Languell lives in Chicago, where she works for the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of three books: Call the Catastrophists (BlazeVox, 2011), Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016), and Quite Apart (University of Akron Press, forthcoming 2019). She was an adjunct in New York City for seven years. Dominique Salas is a native of El Paso, Texas and a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming from Huizache, Bone Bouquet, Apogee, jubilat,…

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Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

Friday, November 30
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Anna Vitale is the author of Detroit Detroit, Different Worlds, and the forthcoming pamphlet Our Rimbaud Mask (Ugly Duckling Presse). She is also the author of several chapbooks including Unknown Pleasures and Anna Vitale's Pop Poems. Recent poems and prose have appeared in Alienocene, Columbia Poetry Review, Full Stop, and Jacket2. She earned an MFA from Bard and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She hosts the Tenderness Junction on WFMU in Jersey City and teaches writing in New…

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Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Friday, December 14
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Riverwest Film & Video - Directed by Emir Cakaroz "This documentary is about Riverwest Film & Video, which rents out DVDs and sells film equipment. It also hosts a neighborhood radio station which is open to anyone who wants to have a program. The documentary examines the regulars of the store and the radio programmers and their relationships with the place. The film is also an investigation of a space in which the public and the private merge." –Emir Cakaroz     Director Biography Emir…

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Concert: Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Thursday, December 20
7:00pm, $6

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI.   1st set: Trench—Steve Nelson-Raney (saxophone), Jay Mollerskov (guitar), and Paul Westfahl (drums) 2nd set: Tontine Ensemble—Allen Russell (violin), Molly Lieberman (viola), Pat Reinholz (cello), and Barry Paul Clark (bass)

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Featured Upcoming Events


exhibitions
Nov 1 November 1 - November 25
6:00pm, Give What You Can
Fragile Not Found: Molly Hassler, Anika Kowalik & LaNia Sproles

         the notion that multiple things can be true at once... Fragile Not Found brings together three artists who…

Read More

performances
Nov 18 Sunday, November 18
7:00pm, $6 member | $7 student/senior | $8 general
Concert: Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15 featuring Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Didier Petit (cello), & Edward Perraud…

Read More

readings & workshops
Nov 20 Tuesday, November 20
6:00pm, $15 WPBC members $20 general
Project Cozy an Art Workshop with Anika Kowalik

Project Cozy an art workshop with Anika Kowalik! "In my own practice, I focus on creating imagined spaces with objects that…

Read More

readings & workshops
Nov 27 Tuesday, November 27
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Reading: Theodore Van Alst Jr.

Presented with the Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative Theodore C. Van Alst Jr., an associate professor and the chair of Native…

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readings & workshops
Nov 28 Wednesday, November 28
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell & Dominique Salas

Krystal Languell lives in Chicago, where she works for the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of three books: Call…

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readings & workshops
Nov 30 Friday, November 30
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

Anna Vitale is the author of Detroit Detroit, Different Worlds, and the forthcoming pamphlet Our Rimbaud Mask (Ugly Duckling Presse).…

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film & video
Dec 14 Friday, December 14
7:00pm, Give What You Can
Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Riverwest Film & Video - Directed by Emir Cakaroz "This documentary is about Riverwest Film & Video, which rents out DVDs and…

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performances
Dec 20 Thursday, December 20
7:00pm, $6
Concert: Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee, WI.   1st set:…

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New Arrivals

Small Press Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing Anthology
  from unincorporated territory [lukao] Craig Santos Perez
  Do Not Bring Him Water Caitlin Scarano
  The Amplified Palette: A History in Pictures Hal Rammel
  Crawlspace Nikki Wallschlaeger
  So What Franklin K.R. Cline


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Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing by Anthology

Small Press

Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair and Affordable Housing is a poetry chapbook anthology project to honor all who participated in Milwaukee's 1967-68 open housing marches and to envision and help build the inclusive community we need. Inclusive of a range of poets and poetic styles, the chapbook serves as a metaphor for the inclusive neighborhoods we value and seek to build.

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