The recall election on Tuesday overshadows everything else across the state this week, but Madison stages remain lively with words and song. The calendar includes: a talk by Terry Tempest Williams; a performance by Anonymous Choir; and, more live music from Rachel Sage, David Dondero, and Aer.
NOTEWORTHY: Chinese troops open fire on demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, 1989.
Lakeside Street Coffee House, 5:30 pm
The iconic author, memoirist and conservationist discusses her new book, When Women Were Birds, about her late mother's mysteriously blank journals. With The Progressive's Ruth Conniff and Matthew Rothschild.
NOTEWORTHY: U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated at Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, 1968.
Olin Park Pavilion, 7 pm
This concert has been moved from Gates of Heaven to Olin Park, where a women's choir helmed by Dark Dark Dark's Nona Invie will fill the night sky with sonic magic. With Elephant Micah and Watercourse Quartet featuring Page Foster.
Frequency, 8 pm
This winner of the ASCAP Pop Songwriting Contest recently debuted her 10th studio album, Haunted by You, which includes her signature piano melodies and guest appearances by famous folks like singer-songwriter Dar Williams and Counting Crows guitarist David Immerglück. With Anna Vogelzang and Phox.
NOTEWORTHY: Allied troops storm the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, 1944.
NOTEWORTHY: Sharp-witted critic Dorothy Parker dies, 1967.
East Side Club, 6 pm
After the singer-songwriter's band Sunbrain broke up, he released a series of solo albums that helped him earn a nod from NPR as one of the best living songwriters. Dondero's latest, A Pre-Existing Condition, dabbles in covers like Charley Pride's "Kiss an Angel Good Morning." With Mechanical River.
Terrace at UW Memorial Union, 9:30 pm
This duo reach into the realms of reggae, indie rock, acoustic pop and rap to craft recordings like What You Need, which recently nabbed the top spot on iTunes' hip-hop chart. With OCD.