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The Week[end]: August 21-23, 2009

Summer is waning, but the season burns brightly this weekend with the Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival and the Madison Roots Festival. The fun also includes: a live broadcast by Thom Hartmann, Dane Dances, and the Mallards alumni game; a production of Evita; the opening of a mezzotints exhibit at the Chazen; a Bitch Magazine benefit with DJ Raja and a performance by the Madtown Hellcats with the Wake; more live music by Bob Parins, Tantric, Needtobreathe, Twista, Rookie of the Year, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and The Cool Kids; and, a musical celebration of Jeff Hickey. >More
 The Week: August 17-20, 2009

The summer entertainment season is winding down, but there is never any shortage of music to be found about town. The calendar this week includes: a production of Church Basement Ladies; Mad Toast Live! and Jazz at Five; and, more live tunes by Gospel Gossip, The Heligoats, Oakhurst, and Bolth. >More
 The Week[end]: August 14-16, 2009

Madison may be consumed with its annual ritual of mass migration this weekend, but it will be accompanied by a flurry of late summer festivals. Take your pick between Wisconsin Capitol Pride, Africa Fest, the Triangle Ethnic Fest, the Gandy Dancer Festival, and the conclusion of the Wisconsin State Fair. The fun also includes: productions of The Producers, Romance, and Henry V; Dane Dances and a Rape Crisis Center benefit; and more live music by Metro Station, Headlights, Biff Blumfumgagnge, Joy & the Boy, Bi-Polar Bear, Cash Box Kings, All The Pretty Horses, Frank James, and the Kruger Brothers. >More
 The Week[end]: August 7-9, 2009

Summer roars back to life this weekend with a deluge of festivals and other fun. The calendar includes: the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair, the North Star Blues & BBQ Festival, Dane Dances and First Fridays, the Johnny Winston Jr. Streetball and Block Party, Terrace Blues Fest, and Films in the Field; productions of Minglewood Blues, Tearoom Tango, and Hay Fever; a going away party for Jake Shut and JJO Band Camp; and, more live music from the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, The Trews, Bible of the Devil, The Goddamn Gallows, the Summer Music Summit, Sleeping in the Aviary with Pale Young Gentlemen, The Builders and The Butchers, and Ifrit. >More
 The Week: August 3-6, 2009

Get August going with a cocktail and some tunes. Along with the Isthmus Martini Shaker, the calendar includes: opening week of Jazz at Five; and, more live music from The Chairs, Cobra Starship, JohNNy SiZZle, The Decemberists, Celtic Tenors, Zechs Marquise, and a round robin performance by Deerhunter with No Age and Dan Deacon. >More
 The Week[end]: July 31-August 2, 2009

Usher in the final month of summer this weekend with a medley of parties and live performances. The calendar includes: the Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival; Art in the Park and Africa Alive; a t-shirt release party for Shane Shane and the 48-Hour Film Project screening; the latest Madtown Throwdown; a book reading by Jessica Max Stein; and more live music by Doomtree, Alessio Bax, Flatbear with The Record Low, Sherwood, and The Cajun Strangers. >More
 The Week: July 27-30, 2009

Send July out with a little live music. Shows in Madison this week include Cheap Trick, Disappears, Luke Polipnick, the final COTS of the season, Rising Gael, and Freighter. >More
 The Week[end]: July 24-26, 2009

Summer fun overflows once again this weekend, starting with the trio of WaunaFest, Atwood Summerfest, and Opera in the Park. The calendar also includes: Art Lives Here and openings at the Chazen and MMoCA; a Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration; Old Times at APT; a Mad Rollin' Dolls bout; a MAMAs showcase; more live music by Dwiki Dharmawan, Corey Smith, dumate, Retribution Gospel Choir, Monte Montgomery, The Riverdales, Birdlips, and The Kominas; book readings by Maryann Lesert and Woody Tasch; and, the opening of Restaurant Week. >More
 The Week: July 20-23, 2009

A bounty of live music ushers in the second half of summer in Madison. The calendar this week includes: Black Diamond Heavies, the Old 97's, Reverend Horton Heat, a "Spanish Nights" edition of COTS, The Bastard Trio, Lollipop Factory, Chimaira, J. Wail, and Backyard Tire Fire. >More
 The Week[end]: July 17-19, 2009

A deluge of summer fun engulfs Madison for a second consecutive weekend with Maxwell Street Days, the Dane County Fair, the MadFork Musid Fest, the Madison Early Music Festival, the Green & Gold Training Camp, Paddle & Portage, and Greek Fest. Looking for more? The calendar also includes productions of The Yeomen of the Guard and Riot Acts; a book reading by Michael Schuler; a live broadcast by Ed Schultz; Crustacean Records birthday parties, and more live music from Framing Hanley, Hivemind, SR-71, Ott, and Gaelic Storm. >More
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