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The Week[end]: November 4-6, 2011

The year-end season of shopping and good cheer kicks off with the Madison Holiday Market, Wisconsin Beer Expo, and Pie Palooza. But this weekend is also replete with arts and music, including: the opening of The Hanga Traditions exhibit at the Chazen; productions of The Intergalactic Nemesis, The Farnsworth Invention, Eugene Onegin, and The Good Doctor; a screening of Gremlins with director Joe Dante; stand-up by Bill Burr and Bob Saget; performances by Geoffrey Keezer, the Festival Choir of Madison, the UW Chamber Orchestra with Caroline Goulding; the Video Games Live show with the Wisconsin Pops Orchestra; and, more live music from the Blind Boys of Alabama, Lotus, Big Sean, Star Slinger, Cash Box Kings with Joel Paterson, Ray Davies, and Medeski Martin & Wood. >More
 The Week: October 31 - November 3, 2011

Autumn commences its latter half this week, with Madison stages serving up words both spoken and sung. The calendar includes: talks by Taylor Mac, Jennifer Chiaverini, and Bill Strickland; live music from Sebadoh, Cold War Kids, Will Hoge, Hurt, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, and Tom Freund; and, a performance by Caroline Goulding. >More
 The Week[end]: October 28-30, 2011

Halloween is the biggest party weekend of the year in town, centered around Freakfest on State Street, and extending to the Downtown Madison Family Halloween, Freakin' Halloweekend at the High Noon, Night of the Dead at the Barrymore, and more festivities at the Frequency, Crystal Corner, Majestic, and Mickey's Tavern. The calendar also includes: productions of La Bohème, Copenhagen, and Ti-Jean and His Brothers; a reading by David Sedaris and a one-man show channeling Mark Twain; an Opera Up Close preview; a performance by Con Vivo; and, more live music from Neon Indian, Mochipet, Art Vs. Science, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Little Big Town. >More
 The Week: October 24-27, 2011

October winds down this week with a solid lineup of live music around town. The calendar includes: Radio and Juliet by Ballet Maribor; a performance by Yamato; more live music from Phantogram, Howard Fishman & the Hot Holy Mess, Straight No Chaser, Rebirth Brass Band, Ollabelle, honeyhoney, and Trampled By Turtles; and, a talk by Sonia Nazario. >More
 The Week[end]: October 21-23, 2011

A busy string of autumn weekends continues with the Wisconsin Book Festival, Madison Food & Wine Show, grand opening of the new Chazen building, and Halloween at the Zoo. The calendar also includes: productions of Blackbird and Ghost of a Chance; performances by the Westminster Cathedral Choir, Terence Blanchard, the Pro Arte Quartet, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; and, more live music from Here Come the Mummies, IfIHadAHiFi, Rhett Miller, Peter Case, Obits, and Drive-By Truckers. >More
 The Week: October 17-20, 2011

Madison's autumn arts season hits a high point over the next week with the tenth annual Wisconsin Book Festival. The calendar also includes: talks by Diane Lim Rogers and James Carroll; stand-up by Seth Meyers; a performance by Toshi Reagon; and, more live music from Man Man, the Warren Haynes Band, Boris, Das Racist, Gang Gang Dance, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yellowcard, and Cymbals Eat Guitars. >More
 The Week[end]: October 14-16, 2011

Cardinal and white will suffuse downtown Madison this weekend with the Wisconsin Badgers Homecoming parade and big game on Saturday. The calendar also includes: Gallery Night; stand-up by Jo Koy; the Kate Corby & Dancers production of In Whole or in Part; John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean puppetry; performances by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble; and, more live music from Matt Nathanson, Kings Go Forth, Melt-Banana, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Panic! At the Disco with Fitz & the Tantrums, Justin Townes Earle, 1964: The Tribute, Smoking Popes, Guitar Masters Featuring Andy McKee, and Mac Miller. >More
 The Week: October 10-13, 2011

Madison finds itself a stop on many a music tour this week, including Dick Dale, Brett Dennen, Madeleine Peyroux, Dessa, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Dum Dum Girls, and Primus. The calendar also includes: a presentation by Eisa Davis; the spoken word show For Those Who Pray in Closets by Danez Smith; and, a performance by The Miles Davis Experience; and, a talk by Mara Hvistendahl. >More
 The Week[end]: October 7-9, 2011

Madison will be treated to a brief summer reprise this weekend, amidst the World Dairy Expo, Madison Horror Film Festival, International Kite Fly For Peace, and and Great Fire Truck Parade. The calendar also includes: the Quivey's Grove Beer Fest; stand-up by Steven Wright and Lewis Black; the Dance Wisconsin season opener; performances by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Bach Musicians, and Pro Arte Quartet; and, more live music from Pet Lions, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pogo, Tony Furtado, William Elliott Whitmore, BoDeans, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Moonface, Todd Clouser's A Love Electric, and Man or Astro-Man?. >More
 The Week: October 3-6, 2011

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. >More
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