The Isthmus Guest List is back with another round of free tickets to amazing concerts, shows and more fun events around Madison. This week's contests include tickets to: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings at the Barrymore; Jonatha Brooke and Hot Buttered Rum and at the Majestic; Taproot at the Annex; Pert'Near Sandstone at the Momo; A Queer Carol by StageQ; the WORT 33rd birthday celebration, Blueheels and Fever Marlene, the Last Day of Class Mustache Bash, and the Skintones and Whore du Jour at the High Noon; and more.
In this week's list:
- Back once again by popular demand, the frozen laketop musical Guys on Ice will heat up for a very limited run at the UW Mitchell Theatre, including a show on Friday, November 28. Win tickets here!
- Stand-up comic Drew Hastings is a commanding presence as he launches into a study of the human condition that is both hilarious and self-deprecating on his new DVD named Irked & Miffed. Enter here to win a copy!
- Taproot brings its pure hard rock sound to town with a performance at the Annex on Monday, December 1. Win tickets here!
- Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings will fill fans up with funk and soul with their performance at the Barrymore Theater on Wednesday, December 3. Win tickets here!
- American folk-rock singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke will charm concert-goers with her poignant lyrics and complex harmonies in a show at the Majestic Theatre on Wednesday, December 3. Win tickets here!
- The progressive bluegrass quintet Hot Buttered Rum spices up the Majestic Theatre on Thursday, December 4. Win tickets here!
- The Sadies have managed to combine '60s country rock and psychedelia, C&W, surf, punk and cosmic American music and transform it into a unique sound that the Toronto band will perform at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, December 5. Win tickets here!
- The hard-driving bluegrass group Pert' Near Sandstone shares their contemporary take on the classic sound in a show at Café Montmartre on Friday, December 5. Win tickets here!
- Dickens gets a fabulous treatment as Scrooge and Marley's Interior Design Shop is visited by the dragghosts of Christmas past, present and future in A Queer Carol. This holiday treat from Stage Q brings cheer to the Bartell Theatre on Friday, December 5. Win tickets here!
- Madison faves WORT 89.9 FM celebrates its 33rd birthday with a party led by Midwesterners, Adam Issac & The People, and Clovis Mann at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, December 6. Win tickets here!
- Blueheels and Fever Marlene want to remind fans that music is supposed to be magical with a show at the High Noon Saloon on Thursday, December 11. Win tickets here!
- The semester is almost over... so put on your favorite facial hair and have some fun at the third annual Last Day of Class Mustache Bash, featuring Steez, Herman Price, and DJ Ben Silver at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, December 12. Win tickets here!
- Equal parts tongue-in-cheek metal, tongue-in-cheek social commentary and hair-raising riffage, the Skintones are ready to rock out with garage-electronica group Whore du Jour at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, December 19. Win tickets here!
Head over to the Downtown Holiday Open House, sponsored by Isthmus, on Saturday, November 29! Shop State Street and then find refuge in the Overture Center, which will offer gift wrapping, cookie decorating, local theater characters in costume and so much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Plus, get your picture or video taken with your favorite characters, family and friends for free!
Join Isthmus at Club 201's holiday party on Friday, December 5! Is there a better way to ring in the holiday season than with the Madison Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Spectacular and a wine and chocolate tasting at Barriques? We didn't think so -- that's why this event is our holiday classic! This event sells out quickly, so order early! $28 per person includes discounted concert ticket and wine/chocolate tasting. An Isthmus street team will also be present to spread holiday cheer and take lots of pictures!
What's cheaper than a roll in the hay...? Nothing, but some things come close with Isthmus Saves. You come here to win great prizes. Now, you can visit Isthmussaves.com to save even more money! Find fantastic deals on DVDs, CDs, food, drink and so much more, but don't wait -- they are going fast! If you miss one, don't worry -- we'll be adding more deals all the time!