• 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 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

readings & workshops
December 5

Poetry Reading: Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton

film & video
December 6

aCinema presents Nervous Translation

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 26

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

performances
December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1

CLOSED

  • readings & workshops
    Apr 6 April 6 - June 27
    12:15pm, $Give What You Can
    Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

    Every other Saturday | 12:15-1:30 PM (Dates are subject to change - call to confirm!) Saturday, July 13 Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 10 Saturday, August…

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  • readings & workshops
    Jul 3 July 3 - December 30
    11:00am, $Give What You Can
    Dhamma MKE

    Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle in the gallery led by musician and composer Anthony Deutsch Wednesdays | 11-12 PM Dhamma MKE is a…

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  • exhibitions
    Oct 5 October 5 - November 24
    11:00am, $Give What You Can
    Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

    Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie Oct. 5–Nov. 24  In this exhibition of images derived from personal photographs of school-related photography, Tyanna Buie…

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  • readings & workshops
    Oct 22 October 22 - December 31
    6:00pm, $Give What You Can
    Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

    WELCOME HOME! We invite all veterans to join us for this new writing group meeting twice a month. These two-hour…

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  • readings & workshops
    Nov 10 November 10 - December 8
    3:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member
    Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

    In this four-session workshop, we’ll focus on creating tension and surprise in poetry by exploring contemporary poems that shift focus,…

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  • special events
    Nov 16 Saturday, November 16
    5:00pm, Program + Reception: $80 individual / $150 couple | Program Only: $25 advance
    39TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

    Join us for Woodland Pattern’s 39th Anniversary Gala as we celebrate and honor members from our community. The evening will…

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  • performances
    Nov 17 Sunday, November 17
    7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general
    Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

    featuring Ernest Dawkins - reed & electronics Everett Reed - drums & percussion Jonathan Woods - video projection AACM saxophonist/composer Ernest Dawkins returns with…

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  • readings & workshops
    Nov 21 Thursday, November 21
    7:00pm, $Give What You Can
    Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

    Kimberly Blaeser, writer, photographer, and scholar, served as Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015-16. She is the author of four poetry…

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  • Nov 28 Thursday, November 28
    11:00am,
    CLOSED

    We are closed today - see you tomorrow!

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  • readings & workshops
    Dec 5 Thursday, December 5
    7:00pm, $Give What You Can
    Poetry Reading: Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton

    Join us for a reading with Bryon Cherry, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price, and Kelly Sexton! We’re celebrating Bryon’s new poetry collections:…

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  • film & video
    Dec 6 Friday, December 6
    7:00pm, $5 Suggested Donation
    aCinema presents Nervous Translation

    aCinema presents Nervous Translation, a 2018 feature-length narrative film by Shireen Seno.  Eight-year-old Yael is shy and not always at ease.…

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  • exhibitions
    Dec 8 December 8 - January 26
    6:00pm, $Give What You Can
    To Sight's Limit

    Opening Reception: Sun. Dec. 8 | 6 PM featuring performances by Joshua Edwards and Jibade-Khalil Huffman To Sight’s Limit  in our…

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  • readings & workshops
    Dec 12 Thursday, December 12
    7:00pm, $Give What You Can
    Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

    Eric Baus is the author of The Tranquilized Tongue (City Lights, 2014), How I Became a Hum (Octopus, 2019), and…

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  • readings & workshops
    Dec 13 Friday, December 13
    4:00pm, $Give What You Can
    Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

    End-of-semester performance by high school participants from the Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

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  • special events
    Dec 15 December 15 - December 15
    12:00pm, Free and open to the public
    Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

    Join us for an end-of-year celebration with Woodland Pattern staff, board, and fellow community members! Enjoy some mulled wine and…

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  • performances
    Dec 19 Thursday, December 19
    7:00pm, $6
    Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

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

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  • Dec 23 December 23 - January 1
    11:00am,
    CLOSED

    We will be closed December 23 through January 1. See you in the new year!

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