• 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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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived performances
Aug 17 Thursday, August 17
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

SET 1

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.


SET 2

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.