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The Week[end]: January 28-30, 2011

Madison is thawing out this weekend for a hot slate of shows and celebrations. The calendar includes: the Lake Home & Cabin Show and the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest; the Monster Nationals; Children of the Rainforest and Celebrating Youth; a production of Mamma Mia!; performances by the Madison Savoyards; live music from Freedy Johnston, John Hammond Jr., Warren Nelson, David Hollands, Lords of the Trident, Tapes 'n Tapes, Mark Shurilla & the Greatest Hits, Kings Go Forth, The Exotics, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Dan Navarro; the indieQueer 5th Birthday Bash, a blues music benefit for the ACS, and the Fire Ball; and, stand-up by Gabriel Iglesias. >More
 The Week: January 24-27, 2011

January is already drawing to a close, and this week is fairly low-key. The calendar includes: a Dane County executive candidate forum; a dramatic reading of Being Harold Pinter; and, live music from The Foghorn Trio, Ben Folds, and Poverty Hash. >More
 The Week[end]: January 21-23, 2011

Yeah, the premiere event of this weekend is undoubtedly the epic showdown between the Packers and Bears, but there's also plenty of fun slated before the big game. The calendar also includes: Badger Bioneers; a Shinique Smith opening at MmoCA; the Folk Ball Festival at the UW; productions of The Wedding Singer and The Last Supper; performances by the WCO; Kids in the Rotunda, the Polar Dash, and Freeze for Food; a book reading by Barry Grant; the FUnK Winter Music Fest; and, more live music from Canyons of Static, Angélique Kidjo, Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, David Francey, Kitty Rhombus, Nama Rupa, Tea Leaf Green, and the Eddie Butts Band; and, the opening of Madison's Winter Restaurant Week. >More
 The Week: January 17-20, 2011

Madison embarks on a new season of arts, music, words, and more this week. The calendar includes: a series of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations; book readings by Christian Lander and Johnny Weir; a Mad Toast Live featuring Purgatory Hill; and, more live music from The Big Strong Men, Leaders of Men, Dale Watson, Flame Shark, and Skrillex. >More
 The Week[end]: January 14-16, 2011

The winter arts season commences its second act this weekend with the Classic Rock Art Show, Wedding Planner & Guide Bridal Show, the Madfest Juggling Extravaganza, and a Mad Rollin' Dolls bout. The calendar also includes: productions of The Norman Conquests, Maya and Me, and Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping; Kids in the Rotunda with the Atwood Players; performances by the MSO and Amit Peled with Eli Kalman; two nights of dance parties with DJ MoPo and a Girls Rock Camp benefit; and, more live music from Fortune & Glory with Comstock Revision, Cash Box Kings, Freddie Gibbs, Anne Laube, and Cody Canada & the Departed. >More
 The Week: January 10-13, 2011

Winter break in Madison hits its home stretch this week. The calendar includes: the True Self exhibit at MMoCA and the Bandolier Bags of the Western Great Lakes exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum; a production of Guys and Does; a new Wednesday Nite at the Lab and Madison History Round Table Meeting; live music from Bears Climb Mountains with Ryan Mauer & the Angry Fix, Silverstein with Miss May I, So So Radio with The Lisps; and at the Rock to Rebuild benefit; and, a Tribute to Bill Hicks by the Isthmians of Comedy. >More
 The Week[end]: January 7-9, 2011

Madison's arts and nightlife scene returns to full throttle this weekend after a holiday breather. The calendar includes: the Home Expo; an opening reception for a Jennie Nuese and Juliette Crane exhibition; performances by the Madgadders, Madison Youth Choirs, and Solon Pierce; the Rock 'N Roll High School punk tribute, an Elvis Birthday Blast, and benefit concerts for the Loft and the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund; and, more live music from Mars Williams with Kent Kessler and Paal Nilssen-Love, Snowbirds, The Josh Harty Band, Sleeping in the Aviary with Crane Your Swan Neck, Nathan Kalish & the Wildfire, and Madtown Vipers. >More
 The Week: January 3-6, 2011

Madison ushers in the New Year with a week-long live music lineup that includes the Chicago Blues Tuesday Band with John Primer at the Frequency, Mad Toast Live featuring Willy Porter at the Brink, and Thrash Thursday at the Frequency, along with shows by The Dirty Shirts, Nellie Wilson & the Hellbound Honeys, Rana Santacruz, Marcy Playground, and MC Starr & DJ Pain 1. A exhibition by quilt artist Kent Williams also opens at the Madison Central Library. >More
 The Week[end]: December 31, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! Madison sends out 2010 and welcomes 2011 with celebrations that include U.S. Bank Eve and more parties at the Goodman Community Center, Cardinal Bar, Majestic Theatre, Come Back Inn and Essen Haus, downtown Great Dane, High Noon Saloon, Brink Lounge, Club Inferno, Frequency, Restaurant Magnus, Harmony Bar, Jolly Bob's, Orpheum Theatre, Crystal Corner, Mr. Robert's, Natt Spil, Alchemy Café, Mickey's Tavern, Club 5, and many, many other nightspots around the city. The long holiday weekend fun also includes performances by Elias Goldstein and The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo. >More
 The Week: December 27-30, 2010

It's the final week of 2010, and Madison offers plenty of opportunities to warm up for the big New Year's celebrations. The calendar features: Winter Wonder Week at the Madison Children's Museum; the return of the Harlem Globtrotters; a busy slate of live music that includes The Barley Brothers, Ridley, Jim Schwall, the Clyde Stubblefield Band, Rock Star Gomeroke, Honky Tonk Tuesday, the Barb Cheron Trio, 4 Aspirin Morning, Laarks, The Shtetlblasters, Daniel & the Lion, Wake & Prevail, Tani Diakite, and DJ Madcoins, and, a performance by Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies. >More
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