With only three weeks remaining in the year, Madison takes a breather over the next few days between all of the big weekend holiday celebrations. The calendar includes: An Intimate Evening of Jazz and Blues; more live music from Ida Jo & the Show, and Fall Guys; and, a book reading by Erika Janik.
BIRTHDAY: Actor Steve Buschemi, 1957.
NOTEWORTHY: The Clash release London Calling, 1979.
High Noon Saloon, 6:30 pm
Find out if jazz and blues can play nice together by sampling some of each from Kay Dixon, David Adler & David Davenport, Geoffrey Brady, Stephen Burke, Andrew Rohn, Gabe Burdulis, Ronald McDowell and Juli Branch. Plus, see if comedian Brian Self, the evening's host, makes fun of the word "intimate."
BIRTHDAY: Actress Helen Slater, 1963.
High Noon Saloon, 6 pm
The 23-year-old violin phenom from the UW-Madison music school joins forces with her band for a set of tunes that will rock you, but not necessarily like Amadeus. Find out more about this up-and-coming musician and her impressive chops in a MadTracks review. With Corey Hart.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
DJ Pain 1 and MC Starr infuse socially conscious hip-hop with club cool when they perform as Fall Guys. Also catch a solo set by MC Starr and the rap-meets-rock sound of Isodynamics.
NOTEWORTHY: German troops launch Battle of the Bulge, 1944.
Borders Books West, 7 pm
The local author discusses her latest book, Madison: History of a Model City. She's made a name for herself around these parts with tomes like A Short History of Wisconsin and Odd Wisconsin.