• 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 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

Archived performances
Jan 16 Thursday, January 16
7:00pm, $6

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


Set 1: Armillaria

Eli Smith and Lonnie Martin - Eli and Lonnie started playing freely improvised music together around the middle of 2019, slowly accumulating instruments (autoharp, experimentally tuned acoustic guitars, found objects, cello, etc) and developing ways of playing with and responding to each other. The nature of their music is continually in flux and hard to define, but generally orbits between warped psych-folk implosions, ethereal vocal dialogues, colorific / atonal diffusions, and droning ambient sounds. The duo enjoys exploring the raw directness of experience that free improvisation makes possible, and their sonic explorations end up being simultaneously playful, explorative, and cathartic.

Set 2: Tony Catania Trio

Tony Catania - tenor sax

Barry Clark - bass

Devin Drobka - bass