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The Week[end]: May 8-10, 2009

Summer more or less begins in Madison this weekend as the spring semester ends and street festivals begin. The calendar includes: Cars on State and the sixth annual MAMAs; a performance by Second City and productions of Awaken!, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Where Were You When You Were Stolen, Four Years of Four Seasons, Women Dancing, and Opera Up Close; and live music by Bryan Adams, the Rhapsodie String Quartet, Zion I, Pale Young Gentlemen, the Festival Choir of Madison, Del tha Funky Homosapien, John Brown's Body, Disturbed, The Rogue Dolls, and You, Me & Everyone We Know. >More
 The Week: May 4-7, 2009

Madison plays host to a particularly potent mix of music legends and emerging talents this week. The calendar includes: talks by Jo Handelsman and Garrison Keillor; and live music by Dan Deacon, Crystal Antlers, Jeffrey Siegel, Charlie Hunter, Justin Hayford, Billy Joel & Elton John, Sara Watkins, and Richard Lloyd. >More
 The Week[end]: May 1-3, 2009

Kickstart May and bid farewell to the spring arts season simultaneously over this weekend bursting with events. The calendar includes: Gallery Night and the Mifflin Street Block Party; The Progressive centennial and its "Raise the Roof" party; a performance by Tapestry Dance Company, Kids in the Rotunda, and a talk by Dwight Allen; and a deluge of live music from the MSO, Dobet Gnahore, Hot Buttered Rum, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Robbie Fulks & the 50-Vc. All-stars, Ha Ha Tonka, These Are Powers, The Rousers, Millions of Dead Cops with The Atrocities, Allá, Pert' Near Sandstone, Madison Youth Choirs, Jason Mraz, and Willy Porter with Raining Jane. >More
 The Week: April 27-30, 2009

April is bowing out as billed, but all this rain is accompanied by a flood of live music this week. Clubs around town will be featuring shows by the Dex Romweber Duo, MC Chris, The Thermals, Josh Kelley, Jucifer, Decibully, Peanut Butter Wolf, an all-star 100th anniversary concert for The Progressive, Horse Feathers, Mustard Plug, and Colin Hay; along with book readings by Martín Espada, and David J. Tenenbaum with Terry Devitt. >More
 The Week[end]: April 24-26, 2009

Spring doesn't get any busier or more fun than this in Madison. The calendar for this final weekend of April includes: Odyssey Con IX, the Capital City Jazz Fest, the Crazylegs Classic, and Isthmus Green Day 2009; an anniversary show by Cycropia Aerial Dance and Spring Flight by UW Dance; performances of The Green Room and A Moon Between Two Houses; and a wealth of live music by Richie Havens, Nanci Griffith, the WCO, Backyard Tire Fire, the Perlman Piano Trio, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops, and Rocco DeLuca & the Burden. >More
 The Week: April 20-23, 2009

Spring is marching along, and with it flows a steady stream of live music through town. The calendar this week includes: shows by Natty Nation, Peelander-Z with Birthday Suits, The Sideshow Tragedy, Billy Branch, Maria Taylor, Extra Golden, Valient Thorr, Girlyman, Great Lake Swimmers, Wayne Hancock, and Perpetual Groove; a talk by Seth Pollak and Jenny Saffran; and standup by Louis C.K. >More
 The Week[end]: April 17-19, 2009

This is the quintessential spring weekend in Madison. The wealth of opportunities for fun includes: the season opener of the Dane County Farmers Market; the KlezKamp Road Show and Literacy 24/7; productions of Alcina, Hair, and Stomp and by The Mayhem Poets; and a flood of live music by the UW Varsity Band, Will Hoge, the Ahn Trio, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Mason Jennings, The Handsome Family, U-N-I, Sloppy Joe with Joel Paterson, UW Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra, G Love & Special Sauce, The Von Ehrics, Oedipus Tex with Icarus Himself, and the United States Air Force Concert Band. >More
 The Week: April 13-16, 2009

April is passing by quite quickly, and brings another week filled with words and tunes to town. The calendar includes: a forum about the impact of video games; talks by Jerome Ringo, Michio Kaku, Leo Bersani, and Marc Vallon; and live music by Lyrics Born, Tesla, Roman Candle, Ellis Paul, The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, and Zebras with E=MC Hammer. >More
 The Week[end]: April 10-12, 2009

While this is one of those times of year that can be overwhelmed by family visits along with too many eats and sweets, there's always time for a little fun on the town. The calendar this weekend includes: an Easter Hat Parade; the Horror Show Matinee and Duck Soup Cinema; a book reading by Jane Hamilton; standup by Bill Cosby; and, live tunes by the Madison Bach Musicians, Rodriquez, DJ Rehka, Suffocation, Natalia Zukerman with Antje Duvekot, Todd Snider, Mark Croft, Diplo, John Wesley Harding, Dub Trio, and Alexi Murdoch. >More
 The Week: April 6-9, 2009

Good listening skills will be essential in Madison this week, given the impressive cast of speakers and musicians heading to town. The agenda for this busy month continues with Lunafest; talks by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Gerda Lerner, Rufus Phillips, and Noam Chomsky; and live music by Good Old War, Child Bite, Papermoons, The Drones, Greensky Bluegrass with New Mountain Kickers, Mariza, The Trews, Art Garfunkel, D.N.A. Land, and Quintron with Miss Pussycat. >More
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