Play ball! Baseball returns to the Duck Pond for the summer as the Madison Mallards play their season opener this week. The calendar also includes: a performance by the Middleton Community Orchestra; and, more live music from the Roe Family Singers, Lou & Peter Berryman, Malaikat dan Singa, and Windsor Drive.
NOTEWORTHY: President Andrew Jackson signs Indian Removal Act, 1830.
Barrymore Theatre, 6 pm
This ensemble featuring a washboard, autoharp and kazoo has won the Twin Cities' competitive Battle of the Jug Bands. Its sets include plenty of original tunes, plus rockin' new spins on spirituals and traditional folk songs.
NOTEWORTHY: Wisconsin becomes 30th state, 1848.
Olin Park, 6 pm
Enjoy this duo's funny, Wisconsin-centric folk music and storytelling at a free outdoor concert.
Warner Park, 7:05 pm. Also Thursday, May 30, 7:05 pm
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be...time for the Madison Mallards' season opener. Bring all your fine feathered friends to the Duck Pond and cheer on the home team as they attempt to derail the Eau Claire Express.
Middleton-Cross Plains Area Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm
Marc Bridges, a doctoral student in the UW's School of Music, will solo on Saint-Saës' gorgeous Cello Concerto in A minor. The polished orchestra will begin the show with Schumann's "Julius Caesar Overture" and end it with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6.
Dragonfly Lounge, 9 pm
Featuring multiple drummers, a bellowing bass clarinet and Indonesian throat-singing, this shamanic post-punk band claim to guide listeners to trance-like states. With Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Circuit des Yeux and Moonrises.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
These Wausau natives brim with Wisconsin pride even though they split their time among New York, L.A. and Nashville these days. Watch them play songs from their 2012 EP, Wanderlust, plus new material co-written by one of Selena Gomez's secret weapons. With Woodson and Catch Kid.