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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
 Nightlife on a dime: 50 ways to live it up on the cheap in Madison

You can make a nice chunk of change by reining in your entertainment budget and investing the savings. Here are 50 ways to have a blast in Madison while chipping away at debt. >More
 So you think you can dance? Prove it at these Madison events

It seems that more locals are taking the term "mover and shaker" literally following the release of Silver Linings Playbook, last fall's romantic comedy about two depressed acquaintances preparing for a dance contest. The film's premise was a little silly, but leads Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper proved that pizzazz is at least as important as skill when it comes to social shimmying. Here are four ongoing events made for learning your next moves and showing off the ones you've mastered. >More
 Regent Street Retreat to become the Red Zone, a sports bar with live music under new owners

It's been a year of change for Madison music venues. Country stars Rascal Flatts announced plans to bring a 14,000-square-foot restaurant and venue to the area by 2014, the Harmony Bar will have a new owner come Labor Day, and now the Regent Street Retreat has changed hands as well. >More
 Hot hangouts, cool retreats: Embrace or escape summer's swelter at these Madison haunts

The sun doesn't set until almost 9 p.m. right now, which means nightlife takes place in the light and the dark. For some, this means more time to work on a tan while sipping a cocktail at a rooftop cafe. For others, this means 100-degree days are just around the bend, along with the urge to crawl into in a cool, shady cave. For most of us, it's a bit of both. >More
 Great Dane's Bradley Czachor to take over Harmony Bar

If Harmony Bar owner Keith Daniels were to write a job description for his successor, he would likely call for the person best equipped to bring about the least change possible. Daniels, 61, decided several years ago that he'd eventually sell the Atwood Avenue restaurant and music venue to Bradley Czachor, who worked at the Harmony for nearly 10 years and currently manages the Great Dane's Hilldale brewpub. >More
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