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THE WEEK

The Week: November 1-4, 2010

November opens on an intense note this week with the national midterm elections, including several noisy and closely-fought contests in Madison and around Wisconsin. The calendar also includes talks by Matt Taibbi, Laurence Gonzales, and Richard H. Immerman; and, live music from Pomegranates, Jake Shimabukuro, and the MarchFourth Marching Band. >More
 The Week[end]: October 29-31, 2010

Madison celebrates all things spooky over the next three days with a downtown Family Trick or Treat, a staging of Drakula, Freakin' Halloweekend, Kids in the Rotunda, Freakfest, Night of the Dead, '80s vs. '90s: Halloween Edition, and, more costume parties at the Frequency, the Crystal Corner, the Argus, and Mickey's Tavern. The Halloween weekend fun also includes: the Freedom From Religion Foundation national convention and a panel on animal research ethics; a gallery show featuring art by Brent Budsberg and Shana McCaw; productions of 12 Angry Jurors and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; University Opera and WCO performances; standup by Kevin and John Farley; and, more live music from The Dandy Warhols, Gogol Bordello, and Those Poor Bastards. >More
 The Week: October 25-28, 2010

Though October is winding down, the fall arts season crescendos this week in anticipation of Halloween. The calendar includes: talks by Elizabeth Kostova and Rebecca Skloot; live music by Hank III & Assjack, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bob Dylan, Richie Cole and Five By Design, Dar Williams, Josh Thompson, and The Weepies; a performance by the Pro Arte Quartet; and, standup by Bo Burnham. >More
 The Week[end]: October 22-24, 2010

Fall may be reaching a colder stage, but the arts scene remains hot this weekend. The calendar includes: the Madison Food & Wine Show and the Sustainable Homes Showcase; productions of Valparaiso and Spring Awakening; Hope & Empowerment and Folk Off Cancer benefits; performances by The Jerusalem String Quartet, the Festival Choir of Madison, and Mike Reed's People, Places & Things; standup by Joan Rivers; Opera Up Close; live music by Leo Kottke and Leon Redbone, k-os, Dark Star Orchestra, Ingrid Michaelson, Caustic with Sensuous Enemy, Vermillion with United in Blood, and Phantogram; and, Halloween at the Zoo. >More
 The Week: October 18-21, 2010

Madison is treated to an exceptional slate of talks and tunes this mid-autumn week. The calendar includes: lectures from Michael Corradini with Jane Davidson, Merlin Mann, and Errol Morris; performances by John Scott and Con Vivo; and, more live music from Killa Bane, Deadmau5, Tim Eriksen, and IfIHadAHiFi with System & Station. >More
 The Week[end]: October 15-17, 2010

The autumnal sun and warmth looks like it will linger around town for at least one more weekend. The calendar includes: Madison Brewfest; an Andy Warhol exhibit at the Chazen; a production of Goodnight Moon; comedy from the Trailer Park Boys, performances by the MSO and Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble; Women Rock for the Cure shows and a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society; more live music from Guster, The Shtetlblasters, Tone Loc, Grandchildren with Dinosaur Feathers, Pistol Pete, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Ralph's World, NoMeansNo, Patty Loveless, Vandaveer, and Julian Velard; and, a debate between Tammy Baldwin and Chad Lee. >More
 The Week: October 11-14, 2010

Madison continues to enjoy the autumn heat this week, with a calendar that includes: a book reading by Bill Lueders; live music by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Jason Aldean, The Walkmen with Japandroids, The New Deal, and Pigeon John; and, stand-up by Margaret Cho. >More
 The Week[end]: October 8-10, 2010

Madison will be clad in cardinal this weekend at the Badger Homecoming Parade on Friday and the big UW football game against Minnesota on Saturday. The rest of the calendar is likewise going for the win, and includes: Bodies: The Exhibition at Hilldale; Kids in the Rotunda at Overture and Talking Spirits XII at Forest Hill Cemetery; productions of A Year With Frog and Toad, Ding Dong the Diva's Dead, and The Velvet Sky; performances by Kate Corby & Dancers and Dance Wisconsin; concerts by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Ancora String Quartet, and Frank Glazer; and, more live music from Stars, Joan Baez, Bobby Bare Jr. with Blue Giant, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Grupo Candela, Faun Fables, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Peter Wolf Crier, Knuckel Drager, and Suzanne Vega. >More
 The Week: October 4-7, 2010

Madison concert-goers are treated to a strong line-up of live music this week. Along with a talk by Andrei Codrescu, the calendar includes shows by Disturbed, King Khan & the Shrines, Cobra Skulls, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Citizen Cope, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, and Truth & Salvage Co. >More
 The Week[end]: October 1-3, 2010

The autumn fine arts season in Madison crests this weekend with an ambitious calendar that includes: the Wisconsin Book Festival, Gallery Night, and the Mary Lou Williams Fall Festival; the Monroe Street Festival and Pipers in the Prairie; productions of The Glass Menagerie and The Grapes of Wrath and by Ballet Hispanico; standup by Doug Stanhope; musical performances by Christopher Taylor, The Capitol Steps, the Oakwood Chamber Players, Madison Bach Musicians, and Akiko Yano; Kids in the Rotunda with the Cash Box Kings; and, more live tunes from Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers and the Goo Goo Dolls. >More
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