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The Week[end]: May 16-18, 2008

This is the last hurrah of spring in Madison, a blowout with more festivals and music than almost any other weekend of the year. The fun includes: Syttende Mai in Stoughton, Fitchburg Days, the final fiesta for Bike To Work Week, and the WORT Block Party; productions of The Nerd, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Pure Ballet; the Madison Poetry Slam Finals and Spin Cycle Improv; One-Two-Three-Go! At the Cypress Spray Park, T.L. Solien at MMoCA, and openings at two Paoli galleries; and live music featuring Bernie Taupin Night at the Wil-Mar Center, Blind Melon, The Von Bondies, Subtle, Tex Tubb & the Jokermen, The Junkers, The Moon Gypsies, Fareed Hague, and Asylum Street Spankers. >More
 The Week: May 12-15, 2008

The city's spring rhythms shift irreparably into summer this week, a transitional period that will be accompanied by: the music of James McMurtry, a benefit for Utah Philips by local folkies, Enter the Haggis, Josh Ritter, and Con Vivo; productions of the new Madison Young Playwrights Festival, Monty Python's Spamalot, and The Miss Firecracker Contest; and, talks by Robert Enright, Debbie Rasmussen, Tom Farley, Jr., and Elizabeth Berg. >More
 The Week[end]: May 9-11, 2008

Get ready to run around, because it's one of those weekends in Madison when everything is happening all at once. Let's see... the big ones to remember the kickoff of Bike To Work Week, the opening of the Chris Farley Remembered exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum and the Circus Celebration at the Chazen, along with the return of Cars on State, the Mad Rollin' Dolls 2008 finals, and the fifth annual MAMAs. Also on tap are: productions of Mulan, Jr. and Lucia di Lammermoor; more Walking with Dinosaurs; and live music by Margot & the Nuclear So & So's, The Avett Brothers, 8889, Todd Carey and Alexa Wilkinson and Jonathan Clay, Scream Club, The Kills, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir, and New Monsoon with Run Side Down. >More
 The Week: May 5-8, 2008

Warm weather might finally be here to stay, as May gets rolling this week. The fun around town includes: music by Dave Barnes, Dead Meadow, Hard Lessons, Jeffrey Siegel, Tegan and Sara, Woven Harmony Ben Kenney & DJ Kilmore, Tantric, and Jim White; book readings by Lisa See and Judy Norsigian, and a look at the distant past in Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience. >More
 Isthmus Rollout: Gallery Night, Dan Zanes, Locksley

Friday night is Gallery Night, which means Emmy Fink and Jason Joyce roll out the weekend's events from Macha Teahouse + Gallery on Monroe Street. >More
 The Week[end]: May 2 - 4, 2008

May kicks off big around Madison this weekend, with the summer preludes of Gallery Night and the Mifflin Street Block Party leading the way. Other events around town include: the Going Green Wisconsin Expo; productions of The Nerd, Lost Track, and Multiple O; performances by Universes, the UW Madrigal Singers, and Martin Espada & Friends, the Festival Choir of Madison, and Alvin Chow & Angela Cheng; and a motherlode of live music by Dan Zane & Friends, Jonathan Coulton, Locksley, The Dirtbombs, Kathleen Edwards, David Francey, Blue Mountain, BRMC, Owen, Kristy Larson, and Ra Ra Riot and the Little Ones. >More
 The Week: April 28 May 1, 2008

April is coming to a close this week, and so too hopefully are the recent cold snap and windy showers. The month closes quietly around town with music by Lions, Medic Droid and A Cursive Memory, Foals, Chris Pureka, Needtobreathe, and The Cops; the opening of "Building a Visual Arts Legacy" at Overture; a performance by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; film screenings by Mike Shiley; and talks by Kirin Narayan and Elaine Scarry. >More
 The Week[end]: April 25-27, 2008

The April showers dousing Madison are a great excuse to head indoors and partake in the plenitude of happenings around town this weekend. The fun includes: festivals and gatherings like Isthmus Green Day, Design MMoCA, Madison Fashion Week, Capital City Jazz Fest, the UW Spring Dance Concert, Celebrate Madison, The Unexplained Conference; comedy from The Kids in the Hall and The Cheesehead Monologues; talks by Ale B?ezina and Steven Sidor; and live music by the MSO, The Crickets, Holly Near, Chris Mills & the New Miserable Bastards, Split Lip Rayfield, Moses Patrou, Future Rock, The Acorn, and Eoto. >More
 The Week: April 21-24, 2008

Madison is in the midst of its annual spring renaissance, when the UW and club calendars align to make for a rich vein of events around town. This week's options include: live music by Reverend Horton Heat, The New Pornographers and Okkervil River, The Bravery, the African Children's Choir, Happy Apple, Mac Lethal, Colin Meloy, Great American Taxi, Natalia Zukerman, and Bassnectar; a discussion on the legacy of Melvin Laird; the Madison debut of Wm. Floggin' Buckley and the return of Blue Man Group; and the Line Breaks Showcase. >More
 The Week[end]: April 18-20, 2008

Rejoice! The Dane County Farmers Market returns to the Square this weekend as summer gets started in Madison. Other fun around town includes: the Wisconsin Spring Football Game; the Midwest Horse Fair; the "Climate Change is Local" lecture series; the "Circus Exhibitions" show at the Chazen; productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; and music by the UW Varsity Band, the WCO, the Pro Arte Quartet, Cantus, The Gourds, John Vanderslice, Jackie Allen, Parts & Labor, Photograph, Devil in a Woodpile, Enon, and Natty Nation. >More
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