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The Week: March 12 - 15, 2007
Isthmus writers highlight events around Madison
Bruce Cockburn [see Thursday]
Bruce Cockburn [see Thursday]

Monday 3.12

MAMA Announcement
Brink Lounge, 6-9 pm

After you've discovered who's in the running for a 2007 Madison Area Music Award, sit back, sip a little wine, and take in the swinging Gypsy jazz of Harmonious Wail.

Kamilah Forbes
Wisconsin Historical Society auditorium, 7 pm

The executive producer of HBO's Def Poetry Jam discusses the collision of hip-hop, poetry and theater.

Stephen Lewis
Wisconsin Union Theater, 7:30 pm

Lewis is the author of Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa, an outgrowth of his work as U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. He'll explain what (urgently) needs to be done as part of the UW's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Tuesday 3.13

Dave Cieslewicz, Edward Uhlir
Overture Center's Promenade Hall, 7 pm

Uhlir is the director of design, architecture and landscape for Chicago's spectacular Millennium Park. He'll discuss parks, urban design and sustainable growth with our own Mayor Cieslewicz in a program called "Millennium Park: A Triumph for Chicago, an Inspiration for Madison."


Bunky's CafÃ, Cafà Soleil, Dardanelles, Harvest, Maharaja, Roman Candle, Tornado Club and the Weary Traveler all donate a portion of March 13's proceeds to Community Shares of Wisconsin. So you can treat yourself and make a charitable contribution at the same time -- a rare win-win situation.

Wednesday 3.14

High Noon Saloon, 6 pm

The buildup to St. Paddy's Day continues as the local Celtic-philes celebrate a new CD with help from Boston's Matt & Shannon Heaton and Daithi Wolfe.

Thursday 3.15

Kate Fitz Gibbon
Chazen Museum of Art, 5:30 pm

An expert on Asian textiles and culture, Fitz Gibbon explains "How Women Preserve Cultural Identity" in a talk on Uzbek Steppe embroidery.

Isthmus Film Festival Preview
High Noon Saloon, 5:30 pm

Cinephile alert: Isthmus hosts a free happy-hour bash to preview this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (April 12-15), featuring clips to whet your appetite. You can also see short films from Madison's Wis-Kino, load up on complimentary snacks and win festival tickets.

Bobby & Leslie Seale
Edgewood College's Edgedome, 7 pm

Bobby Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and faced trial with the Chicago 8 after the 1968 riots at the Democratic National Convention. (The judge, notoriously, ordered him bound and gagged in court.) He should have plenty of hair-raising stories to tell in this appearance with his wife, Leslie.

Spotlight Film & Video
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 7 pm

MMoCA's series focuses on cutting-edge work by contemporary filmmakers -- stuff you'll never see in theaters. This week's installment features videos by Kalup Linzy, who uses soap-opera conventions to explore African American culture.

Bruce Cockburn
Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 pm

The sagacious Canadian singer-songwriter looks back on an unpredictable, remarkably varied career that's swung from inward-looking folk material to indignant political rock to mature love songs.

Annex, 8 pm

The Oklahoma hard-rockers aim to groove, yearn and swagger their way into arenas and hockey rinks everywhere, and they may just succeed. Think Tool without the weirdness or any number of nu-rock vets minus the fist-balling rage. Showbread and Tyler Read open.

The Skintones
High Noon Saloon, 9:30 pm

Proceeds from this appropriately hard'rocking benefit will help defray medical bills incurred by Mr. Blues, one of the local music scene's feistiest characters.

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