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Halloween 2014: Madison after dark

Let's face it: Halloween has been sanitized for the young and innocent. Trick-or-treating starts on Oct. 31 at the not-so-scary hour of 4 p.m. in a number of Madison neighborhoods, and many of the weekend's parties are designed for toddlers, ending well before the average disco napper wakes. What's a thrill-seeker to do? >More
 Hot Tickets: John Oliver, Counting Crows

 Hot Tickets: Brother Ali, Run the Jewels

 Hot Tickets: Dum Dum Girls, Ty Dolla $ign, G-Eazy with E-40 and Jay Ant

 Hot Tickets: Pixies, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Morgan Page, Wildcat! Wildcat!

 A taste of Segredo's new Liquid lounge

Segredo, the popular electronic music venue at 624 University Ave., has added a high-end hangout designed to draw monied young professionals. In the midst of a summer renovation, the club created a new 21-and-over lounge dubbed Liquid. After a soft opening last weekend, the spot is now ready to bring high-class nightlife to visitors eager to dance and drink. >More
 House of Blues Entertainment to book concerts, comedy shows and more at Orpheum

There will soon be a new player in Madison's concert-booking game as the Orpheum Theatre tries to raise its profile. That player will be House of Blues Entertainment, according to Eve Paras, executive director of the historic 2,000-seat theater and founder of Orpheum Entertainment Group. >More
 Valentine's 2014 weekend fun for Madisonians who hate the holiday

Filthy slush on sidewalks, gruel served in prison movies, gelatinous green pond scum. Let's face it: Mush tends to be gross. So why do we tolerate heaps of it in February? Clearly, it's Cupid's fault. The chubby cherub and his Hallmark minions turn Madison into a breeding ground for too-smooth jazz and excessive amounts of PDA. Protest the holiday from hell " and have some fun in the process " with these unconventional, not-so-romantic Valentine's weekend events. >More
 Your guide to New Year's Eve 2013-14 parties in Madison

With the end of 2013 come New Year's Eve parties for toasting the triumphs of the past 12 months. There are also plenty of opportunities to drown your troubles in cocktails, trample them on the dance floor or tune them out during a super-loud guitar jam. >More
 Straight people in gay bars

A woman sits at a bar, the lights beneath its surface transitioning through the colors of the rainbow. A man drapes his arm around her. At a nearby table, another man kisses his date's neck as his hands move through the folds of her dress. It's Ladies Night, and one of Madison's gay bars, Plan B, is filled with straight people. >More
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