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The Week: October 6-9, 2008

Live music is commandeering this first full week of October, with shows by Todd Rundgren, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The CunninLynguists, Southern Culture on the Skids, Matt Wertz, Red Elvises, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, The Kooks, along with a release party for Sleeping in the Aviary. Oh, and David Sedaris is swooping into town too for an appearance at the Overture Center. >More
 The Week[end]: October 3-5, 2008

Art takes the lead this weekend at Gallery Night and Madison Area Open Art Studios, along with the Mami Wata Regatta at the Chazen and Memorial Union Terrace. Don't forget live music, too, with release parties by Pale Young Gentlemen and The Arge, not to mention a strong slate of shows by Ray LaMontagne, Sunset Rubdown, Eoto, Altered Five, Mathematicians, Ani DiFranco, and The Cardinals featuring Ryan Adams. Performances of Walk with a Vampire and by the Kanopy Dance Company are likewise keeping stages hopping. Finally, find some simple Gemütlichkeit with Oktoberfest at the Essen Haus. >More
 The Week: September 29 October 2, 2008

Autumns deepens this week with a busy slate of live music. The fun includes a performance by Robert Randolph & the Family Band at the new Majestic Theatre's first anniversary party, along with more shows by Zion I, The Wedding Present, Badfish, Dr. Dog, Relient K, Trombone Shorty & Urban Avenue, Yard Dogs Road Show, Dead Confederate, and State Radio. >More
 The Week[end]: September 26-28, 2008

Stages around Madison are bursting with theater and tunes over this final weekend of September, starting with a final warm weather hurrah at the Snake on the Lake festival on the Memorial Union Terrace and the Pipers on the Prairie party at the Aldo Leopold center. More live music on deck includes the MSO season opener, Sing It Loud, Chris Trapper, Roster McCabe, Lockjaw, Bang Camaro, Tom Paxton, Marc Broussard, Hayden, Natty Nation, The Bar Time Lovers, and World/Inferno Friendship Society, while theaters will see productions of The War of the Worlds, Run, Faggot, Run, and the new show by the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company. >More
 The Week: September 22-25, 2008

The first week of the new fall season brings with it a variety of live music and other fun, including shows by Xavier Rudd, the KatJon Band, Keller Williams, Public Property, Family Groove Company, and a release party by The God Damns, as well as a book reading by local author Stephen J. Busalacchi. >More
 The Week[end]: September 19-21, 2008

Autumn officially begins in a major way this weekend. Say farewell to summer at the Willy Street Fair, celebrate sustainable eats at the Food for Thought Festival, and dive into a universe of tunes at the inaugural Forward Music Festival and the final weekend of the World Music Festival. More options for fun include comedy by Suzanne Westenhoefer and Emo Philips, Fully Committed by the Madison Rep, and plenty of more music from the Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Sextet, Steve Meisner, the University Opera and Pro Arte Quartet, Oakwood Chamber Players, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, David Olney, Biff Blumfumgagnge, and 10 Years. >More
 The Week: Abigail Washburn, James Conant & Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

The guy plucking the banjo while Washburn sings her baroque, Joni Mitchell-influenced newgrass and folk music in both Mandarin and English is none other than instrumentalist superstar Bela Fleck. The rest of the Sparrow Quartet is just as special. >More
 The Week[end] -- World music, Kevin Henkes and Langhorne Slim

A little bit alt-country, a little bit bluesy, a little bit old-school singer-songwriter, the irrepressible Langhorne Slim is equally at home on weepers and rootsy originals that blast along at a punky clip. Centro-matic open. >More
 The Week[end]: September 5-7, 2008

Autumn kicks off in a big way this weekend, as the new season of politics, theater, music, and recreation gets rolling around Madison. The Fighting Bob Fest Kickoff, visits by presidential candidates Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney, and a show by David Rovics reach out to the left, for starters. The Bartell Theatre take a will be buzzing too, with the openings of Doubt: A Parable and The Full Monty. For your ears, there is the return of the SoCo Music Festival at Willow Island and the Sun Prairie Blues Fest at Angell Park, along with shows by Saving Jane, Josh Harty, Kidz in the Hall, Maps & Atlases, Xiu Xiu, System & Station, The Figureheads, Grupo Candela, and The Gomers and VO5. Finally, suit up for the Fit Kids Fun Run and Ironman Wisconsin at Monona Terrace. >More
 The Week: September 2-4, 2008

The autumn arts season quietly gets rolling over this short week. Along with two shows at the Chazen, there is live music by Andy Frasco, Jon Hendricks at the farewell Jazz at Five, Mike Gordon, Isodynamics, Punch Brothers, Pierre Bensusan, and Cameron McGill & What Army. >More
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