School is in session on the UW campus with a performance by David Cale and talks by Gene Luen Yang, Winona LaDuke, and Mary Zimmerman. Evenings this week also offer live music by Wale, Twin Sister, Imelda May, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, The Soft Hills, and Cut Chemist.
NOTEWORTHY: O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, 1995.
Stew & Friends: David Cale
UW Vilas Hall's Mitchell Theatre, 7 pm
The UW Office of Multicultural Arts' remarkable series, presented by songwriter/playwright Stew, continues with New York-based playwright and director David Cale. He's famous for one-man shows like Lillian and Somebody Else's House.
Orpheum Theatre, 8 pm
The D.C.-born rapper blends hip-hop and go-go with ease, drawing A-list collaborators such as Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and even John Mayer. He'll feature tunes from his 2009 debut, Attention Deficit, and his forthcoming album, Ambition. With Black Cobain, Tef Man, Smokes, Romey, Tre Money and DJ Pain 1.
UW Union South Sett, 9 pm
The New York five-piece's single "All Around and Away We Go" made indie kids salivate last year, earning a spot on Pitchfork's "Tracks of the Year" list. Get a taste of their upcoming release, In Heaven, as they help break in Union South's new Sett.
NOTEWORTHY: Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957.
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
The Irish siren will serve up her custom blend of rockabilly, blues and surf rock, including selections from her 2010 release, Mayhem, which broke the top 10 on the U.K. charts. With the Ettes.
NOTEWORTHY: Public Broadcasting Service est., 1970.
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
Majestic Theatre, 7:30 pm
Kellogg and company delve into personal experience for their latest album, Gift Horse. The band pair quiet poignancy with rock n' roll grit as Kellogg shares his tale about meeting his wife and a touching story about fatherly love. With Jon McLaughlin and Amy Lennard.
Gene Luen Yang
Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 pm
The graphic novelist was a National Book Award finalist for American Born Chinese, the first comic book to get the nomination. He gives the Charlotte Zolotow lecture at this UW Cooperative Children's Book Center event.
NOTEWORTHY: The Jazz Singer, early talkie, opens, 1927.
UW Memorial Union's Fredric March Play Circle, 7 pm
Yes, there is life after Ralph Nader. Native American activist LaDuke was the consumer advocate's running mate in the 2000 presidential election, and at this UW Multicultural Student Center talk, she discusses "Religion, Faith and the Land from a Native Perspective."
Chazen Museum of Art, 7:30 pm
The theater director and playwright notched a Tony for Metamorphoses, the play she adapted from Ovid's ancient poem. A faculty member at Northwestern University, she speaks tonight at this Humanities Without Boundaries event.
The Soft Hills
Glass Nickel PizzaAtwood Avenue, 8 pm
This Seattle indie group interweaves dreamy pop tunes and strands of psychedelia. Sample tunes from its forthcoming album, The Bird Is Coming Down to Earth, at this show. With Faster Than Sane, Ida Jo, El-Tin Fun and Pushmi-Pullyu.
High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
A former member of hip-hop legends Jurassic 5 and Latin-funk trailblazers Ozomatli, this rap-loving DJ makes magical mixtapes, especially when he joins forces with DJ Shadow. He also scored a cameo in Juno, playing a chemistry teacher, of course. Check out his latest mixes or ask him to recite the elements of the periodic table. With Man Mantis and Vilas Park Sniper.