Cut: Teens and Self-Injury
Edgewood College's Anderson Auditorium, 3, 4:45, 6:30 & 8:15 pm
Wendy Schneider's award-winning film uses art, music and interviews to explore the problem of teens who cut themselves. A Q&A follows the screenings.
Borders Books West, 7 pm
The novelist got the coveted Oprah Book Club nod for Midwives. He reads from The Double Bind, in which the heroine gets mixed up in a homeless woman's life story.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Metal, punk and reggae all figure in these technically adept Brooklynites' brain-massaging instrumentals. Their ferocious new CD, Another Sound Is Dying, burns and grooves in equal measure.
N*gger W*tback Ch*nk
Wisconsin Union Theater, 8 pm
This hot-potato touring production bluntly addresses race, as three minority guys delve into racial slurs in an attempt to transcend them.
Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz
The Annex, 9:30 pm
Rockabilly is just one of the musical touchstones for the feisty Canadians' rock 'n' roll revue. Burlesque queens the Voodoo Dollz put a big, wet cherry on top of the proceedings.
Jazz at Five
Overture Center Lobby, 5 pm
The free series isn't just for summer anymore. A three-concert indoor version begins with the Bones Band and East High Jazz.
180 UW Science Hall, 7 pm
The Tufts professor has studied uranium contamination in Navajo areas. He'll let us in on "Nuclear Power's Dirty Little Secret."
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Overture Center's Overture Hall, 7:30 pm
New Orleans' cultural ambassadors trace the history of Crescent City music in a program called "New Orleans: Then and Now," with images projected on a big screen. Leader Irvin Mayfield plays a special trumpet that honors Hurricane Katrina's victims.
Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 pm
Walker just announced his resignation as the U.S. comptroller general so he could spend his time urging us to come to our senses about America's runaway government spending. Prepare to be urged.
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
The buoyant SoCal reggae-funk enthusiasts are toting a horn-powered beach party up here to the icy North, and, man, are we glad to see them. The Expendables and Outlaw Nation open.
Loft in the Lussier Teen Center, 6:30 pm
The Michigan pop-punkers caper into town just days after the release of a zesty new CD that sounds a whole lot like Fallout Boy.
Here, Kitty, Kitty
Majestic Theatre, 7:30 pm
Madison's Prolefeed Studios premieres its impressive documentary on the brouhaha over a 2005 proposal to legalize hunting stray cats in Wisconsin. The film is nuanced and well researched, giving a fair hearing to both sides of the issue.
Annex, 9 pm
The Boston hard-rockers are fronted by several lead singers who belt out their comically earnest hair-metal anthems in unison. White Trash Hot Rod and the Motorz open.