August arrives this week, and with it the latter stages of summer and its pleasures. The calendar includes: a talk by Stanley Kutler; the final Concerts on the Square of the summer; and, more live music from Cash Box Kings, Sofia Talvik, Tyler Hilton, and Venice Gas House Trolley.
NOTEWORTHY: Filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni die, 2007.
NOTEWORTHY: First lunar rover driven by Apollo 15 astronauts, 1971.
Capitol Square, noon
Wash down your lunch with this local band's homemade brew of Chicago and Delta blues.
Ashman Library, 6:30 pm
The University of Wisconsin history professor emeritus is an expert on President Richard Nixon's shenanigans. In a talk called "Watergate: After 40 Years," Kutler reflects on the events that began roiling American politics in the summer of 1972.
NOTEWORTHY: Hank Aaron inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982.
Capitol Square, 7 pm
Two weeks ago, nasty storms scuttled the Concert on the Square, and sadly, there is no rain date. So fans of the series had better make it to this one, the last of the summer. Cellist Elliot Yang joins the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in a program that includes music of Tomlinson, Grainger, Elgar and Holst.
Frequency, 8:30 pm
The Swedish songbird swathes the stage in soft, gauzy folk-pop tunes and dreamlike video art that celebrate Scandinavia's many natural wonders. With Ida Jo and Anna Laube.
NOTEWORTHY: Apollo 15 astronauts take first lunar rover for a spin, 1971.
Redamte Coffee House, 8 pm
Even though critics have compared this singer-songwriter to Elton John, fans of the teen soap One Tree Hill might mistake him for Chris Keller, the egotistical musician he played for several seasons. With Channing & Quinn, Cait Shanahan and Taylor Warden.
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
Venice Gas House Trolley bring their trippy jam-rock and free-verse poetry to the Majestic stage for the first time. With DJs Khoa and Swampp Cat.