Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
June passes its midpoint this week. The calendar includes: the Wisconsin Native American Artists Showcase; book readings by Louise W. Knight and Ed Janus; and live music from Dale Watson, El Clan Destino, GrooveSession, The Grasshoppers, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
NOTEWORTHY: The New York Times begins publishing Pentagon Papers, 1971.
BIRTHDAYS: Bulgarian wrapper Christo, 1935; those annoying Olsen twins, 1986.
U.S. FLAG DAY
BIRTHDAYS: Short-fingered vulgarian and reality-TV host Donald "The Donald" Trump, 1946.
Promega Gallery, through Sept. 1
Promega's summer art exhibition focuses on works by Native Americans from the Badger State, including potter Rose Kerstetter, sculptor Truman Lowe, painter Scott Hill and weaver Kathleen Thomas.
Capitol Lakes-Grand Hall, 7 pm
Author Knight talks about her new book, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action, a biography of the crusading Chicago activist.
NOTEWORTHY: Vice President Dan Quayle spells potato with an e at the end, 1992.
BIRTHDAYS: Oscar- & Emmy-winning actress Helen Hunt, 1963.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
The renegade country artist won an Independent Music Award for his 2009 release, The Truckin' Sessions: Vol. 2, and hopes to cause an even bigger stir in Madison when he brings his newest album, Carryin' On, to town. With North Country Drifters.
BIRTHDAYS: Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, 1962.
Capital Brewery, Middleton, 5 pm
Capital Brewery founder and former Madison Muskies owner Janus discusses his new book, Creating Dairyland: How Caring for Cows Saved Our Soil, Created our Landscape & Still Shapes Our Way of Life in Wisconsin.
UW Memorial Union Terrace, 7 pm
The local ensemble hits the Terrace with its signature blend of funky rhythms, jazz jams and Latin melodies. With Sean Michael Dargan.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
These funky, jam-tastic Canadians make an awfully big noise for being just a trio.
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
The Majestic continues its SummerJam series with a performance by the Grasshoppers, a sometimes funky, sometimes psychedelic local jam band.
UW Memorial Union Terrace, 9:30 pm
Stereogum named this rockin' Detroit duo one of the best newcomers of 2010, and Paste dubbed them one of the top acts of South by Southwest 2011. See what's in store for the rest of the year by sampling their just-released album, It's a Corporate World. With Prussia.