The Found Footage Festival at Barrymore Theatre
Win two tickets to see The Found Footage Festival at the Barrymore Theatre on Friday, November 28! This show is all ages. The seventh volume of the progenitor to today's viral videos and epic fails graces Madison with its usual collection of awkward pauses, borderline sexual harassment and instructables for our inquisitive, mulleted forebears of the '80s & '90s.
Isthmus Pregame at Budget Bicycle Center
Win two tickets to the Isthmus Pregame tailgate party two hours before kickoff at Budget Bicycle Center, 1230 Regent St., on Saturday, November 29! This event is 21 and over. Bud Light from Wisconsin Distributors, Bloody Mary's with Tito's vodka, Qdoba and wings from Wingstop will give you all the positive vibes needed for UW taking on the Golden Gophers (really, that's what what they call themselves) of Minnesota at home for the honor of having the ax we basically already own. (Tickets are not available for sale or resale.)
Mannheim Steamroller at Overture Hall
Win two tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller at Overture Hall on Tuesday, December 2! This show is all ages. Mannheim Steamroller continues to blow up the memories of endless Muzak versions of holiday songs you had as a cashier in high school with badass versions of your favorite seasonal tunes, but it will never take away the memory of that time you accidentally started the school tree on fire messing with the lights and blamed it on your newly immigrated custodian. Sorry, Mr. Vongsamphanh!
Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue at Barrymore Theatre
Win two tickets to see Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue at the Barrymore Theatre on Thursday, December 4! This show is all ages. Few figures in music exude as much seemingly genuine positivity as master producer/songwriter Nick Lowe (see At My Age's "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day" for a case study on making stalking sound cute), and so he's taken his role as the bespectacled, constantly smiling British grandfather of music to its logical end with a Crosby-esque Chris-uh...holiday concert.
Wintersong at Barrymore Theatre
Win two tickets to see Wintersong at the Barrymore Theatre on Saturday, December 13! This show is all ages. The 2nd year of this annual 2nd Harvest foodbank benefit has a new home in the Barrymore, but don't fret, despite the new digs, a lineup of Anna Vogelzang, Count This Penny, Corey Hart, Faux Fawn, Whitney Mann, Crane Your Swan Neck, Dietrich Gosser ensures the same ridiculously high quality of acoustic merriment and countless examples of how to properly wear plaid, scarves and whatever pea coats are made out of while looking cool.