Tuesday, December 3, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Nicolas Lampert, author of A People's Art History of the United States.
The newest entry in New Press's "People's History" series, inspired by the classic book by Howard Zinn, Lampert's history looks at the major moments where art and social justice came together. The book includes slavery and abolitionism, women's suffrage, civil rights, anti-war, and environmental movements.
Lampert is a member of the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and teaches at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Listen to Lampert talk with Journal Sentinel art critic on Art City Radio.
Wednesday, December 4, 7 pm,at the Lynden Sculpture Garden:
The Woman's Speaker Series, featuring Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator's Wife.
$25 gets you admission to the gardens, wine and refreshments, and a paperback copy of The Aviator's Wife. We're actually closing in on capacity for this one. If you're planning to go, please reserve your space on the Lynden website. This series is co-sponsored by our friends at Bronze Optical.
Festive Friday, December 6, 4-8 pm, at Boswell:
The annual Downer Avenue celebration includes carolers, an ice sculpture competition, a dog costume contest, chestnuts, aromatherapy-inspired hot chocolate, kids' activities, and at Boswell,
Edwin Ela selling apples and cider, and Angela Kysely with Wisconsin maple syrup and cheese.
Sunday, December 8, 11 am, at Boswell:
Jannis' monthly storytime begins with Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and some fun games and activities.
We'll be participating in the Buy Local Gift Fair, organized by Local First Milwaukee and Outpost Natural Foods. This is always a very popular event!
Sunday, December 8, 4 pm to 8 pm, at Boswell:
The Maryland Avenue Montessori School Pajama Party features storytimes, and the ability to shop for MAM. Tell the folks at the register and 10% of your sale will go back to the school's library fund. Note that this is in lieu of accrual of Boswell Benefits.
Monday, December 9, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Paul Bialas, author of Schlitz: Brewing Art.
Bialas turns his lens to the Schlitz Brewery, following the release of last year's Pabst: An Excavation of Art. This event features an appearance Peter T. Uihlein, the last family member to work at the brewery.