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Riverwest FemFest 2017 (Ends Jan. 22nd)

  • Riverwest Neighborhood Milwaukee, WI 53211 (map)

All info taken from this Facebook event page.

*******FemFest goes until Jan. 22nd!

Riverwest FemFest is an annual weekend community music and arts festival celebrating the powerful and positive impact women, femmes, and feminine identifying groups can have on each other and the community around them. Founded in 2015, we celebrate the empowerment that comes with surrounding yourself with people who push you to push yourself. We celebrate through music, art, and poetry. We not only celebrate the feminine impact within our own community, we celebrate women, femmes, and feminine identifying groups, (and those who support) everywhere.

Femfest is also a fundraiser, with all proceeds from the fest going towards organizations within our city of Milwaukee that aim to help and protect individuals in our communities. This year's festival beneficiary is the Coalition for Justice. We will split the remaining proceeds from the fest between the Milwaukee Women’s Center and Pathfinders Milwaukee. Last year we raised over $11,000 and we would LOVE to exceed that this year for these wonderful organizations!!

****The Coalition For Jusice
https://cfjmilwaukee.org/

Coalition for Justice Workshop, Saturday January 21st:
https://www.facebook.com/events/768909783260327/

****Milwaukee Women's Center
http://communityadvocates.net/women/

****Pathfinders Milwaukee
http://pathfindersmke.org/

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***** FULL-FEST PASSES AVAILABLE HERE *****
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2727237

The $40 FULL-FEST PASS grants you full access to: 
*Performances at all venues*
*Art Gallery*
*Maker's Fair*
*Film Showcase*
*Workshop Series*

$12 savings!
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th
~ VARIETY NIGHT ~
7pm @ ART BAR / 21+
$7 @ THE DOOR

7:00pm - Negative/Positive
7:35pm - Kaitlin McCarthy (comedy)
8:15pm - Thede de Sade (burlesque)
8:40pm - Rufio Cur (drag show)
9:20pm - Maplewood Gardens (performance art)
10:15pm - Thede de Sade (burlesque)
10:40pm - Goodlanders Improv Comedy Group
11:35pm - Zoe Darling (performance art)
*Music by DJ Boyyyfriend all night!*

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th

~FEMFEST GALLERY EXHIBITION @ GROOVY DOG GALLERY~
*Opening Reception*
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Performances by Pleasure Thief and SistaStrings starting at 8pm

~REGULAR GALLERY HOURS~
January 19th - January 22nd
2:00pm - 6:00pm

RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE, 21+
$7 @ THE DOOR

8:00pm - Apollo Vermouth
8:35pm - Athas
9:10pm - Ms Lotus Fankh
9:45pm - Heavy Looks
10:20pm - Rocket Paloma
10:55pm - Body Futures
11:30pm - SIREN
12:15am - FIVY

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH

EARLY SHOW @ JAZZ GALLERY
ALL AGES - FOR EVERYBODY!
Doors open at 5pm, Music starts at 6pm
$7 at the door

6:00pm - Gas Station Sushi
6:35pm - Chvrch ov Misandry
6:55pm - Spoken Word by Freesia McKee
7:10pm - Saunter
7:45pm - Heavy Hand
8:05pm - Spoken Word by Marissa Reyes
8:20pm - The Grasping at Straws
8:55pm - Seasaw (Madison, WI)
9:15pm - Spoken Word by Evilyn
9:20pm - Dusk
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LATE SHOW @ COMPANY BREWING, 21+
$7 at the door
***$3 at the door with a hand stamp from the early show at the Jazz Gallery!!!***

10:00pm - Fox Face
10:35pm - Tiday (Lansing, MI)
10:55pm - Performance by Devin Settle
11:10pm - Sypher Lady X
11:45pm - Duckling
12:20am - Mexican Knives (Detroit, MI)
12:55am - Lutheran Heat
1:40am - Sugar Ransom

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st

**RIVERWEST FEMFEST MAKER'S FAIR
@ The Space above Company Brewing
ALL AGES! FOR EVERYBODY!
HOURS: 12:00pm - 6:00pm on January 21st and 22nd.
The Maker's Fair will feature over 30 makers sellings their work.

*FREE MUSIC* at the Maker's Fair

2:00pm - Shelly Schauer
2:35pm - Laura Hunter
3:10pm - Jen Cintron
3:45pm - Desi
4:30pm - Scape
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DOWNSTAIRS @ COMPANY BREWING, 21+
$12 at the door

5:00pm - The Kickstand Band
5:35pm - The Blow Up Dolls
6:10pm - Micolash, Host of the Nightmare
6:45pm - Star Child (Minneapolis, MN)
7:20pm - Faux Fiction
7:55pm - City Mouse (Riverside, CA)
8:30pm - Paper Parlor
9:05pm - Gynosaur
9:25pm - Spoken Word - TBA
9:40pm - Elizabeth Renee Smith
10:15pm - B-Free
10:50pm - Kyndal J
11:10pm - Spoken Word by Jenna Knapp
11:25pm - The Cell Phones (Chicago, IL)
12:10am - Mary Allen and the Perculators (Minneapolis, MN)
12:55am - ZED KENZO

**music by DJ Wendy Norton all night**

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 22nd

OFFICIAL FEMFEST BRUNCH @ Company Brewing
Music:
12:00pm - Bird's Eye
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MAKER'S FAIR
Above Company Brewing, 2:00 - 6:00pm

**FREE MUSIC** at the Maker's Fair
ALL AGES - FOR EVERYBODY!

1:00pm - The Answer is Yes
1:35pm - Moonchyld
2:10pm - Saint Lewis & The Smudge
2:45pm - LUXI
3:30pm - Caley Conway
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DOWNSTAIRS @ COMPANY BREWING, 21+
$12 at the door

4:00pm - Holly and the Nice Lions
4:35pm - Marielle Allschwang and the Visitations
4:55pm - Spoken Word by Alisha Esselstein
5:10pm - MRS FUN
5:45pm - Royal Brat (Minneapolis, MN)
6:20pm - Glacial Speed
6:40pm - Spoken Word by Sam the Poet
6:55pm - Plague Walker
7:30pm - Proud Parents (Madison, WI)
8:05pm - Jovan
8:25pm - Spoken Word by Olivia Gillingham
8:40pm - Selfish Skin
9:25pm - Queen Tut

***music by DJ Aubrey Schaefer all night***
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AFTER PARTY @ HIGH DIVE / 21+
*******FREE********

10:00pm - Mercy Brown
10:35pm - Awktopus
11:10pm - SIN BAD
11:45pm - Sex Scenes

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY THE 18TH

Tantric Methods of Cultivating Compassion
Beth Emilie
The Pink House
601 E Wright St.
8-9:30
*Pre-registration requested*

THURSDAY JANUARY THE 19TH

Using Poetry to Close the Wounds: The Art of Milk and Honey
Mikey Murry
Colectivo Conference Room
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
*Wheelchair Accessible
7-8:30pm

FRIDAY JANUARY THE 20TH

What's So Bad About the F-Word?
femTALK, Monica Miller & Katie Loughmiller
Woodland Pattern
720 E Locust St.
6-8pm
*Potluck optional*

Loving More: The Poly Feminist Perspective
Lyndzi Miller
Colectivo Conference Room
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
*Wheelchair Accessible
7-8:30pm

SATURDAY JANUARY THE 21ST

The Criminalization of Self-Defense: Examining the Abuse to Prison Pipeline in the Case of Bresha Meadows
Santera Michels
Colectivo Conference Room
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
*Wheelchair Accessible
1-2:30pm


Fighting for Justice as a Unit
Coalition for Justice, Nate Hamilton
Company Brewing
*Wheelchair Accessible
735 E Center St.
2-3:30pm

Mental Digest and Rest Yoga workshop
Rebecca Schuster
The Pink House
601 E Wright St.
2-3:30pm

Finding and Reviving Vintage Clothing
Bolted Vintage & SarahBelle Alterations & Designs
Michelle Eigenberger & Sarah Busch
Woodland Pattern
720 E Locust St.
3-4:30pm

Ecofeminism: What It Is and Why It Matters
Chris Diehm
Colectivo Conference Room
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
*Wheelchair Accessible
4-5:30pm

SUNDAY JANUARY THE 22ND

What It Means To Be An Accomplice to Your Trans Peers
Jack O’Grady
Riverwest Radio
*Wheelchair Accessible
824 E Center St.
1-3:00pm

Anti-Blackness and Pro-White Womanhood in Anti-Violence Movements and Scenes
SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice), Susannah Bartlow & Santera Michels
Colectivo Conference Room
2999 N. Humboldt Blvd.
*Wheelchair Accessible
4-5:30pm

Why We Do What We Do
Sex Ed For Adults
The Public House
815 E Locust St
7-8:30pm
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Details on our Workshop Series and Film Showcase coming soon!!!!