Christmas celebrations lead the way this week, with end-of-the-year revelry commencing immediately thereafter, with shows by F.Stokes and the Madison Jazz Orchestra, and the annual post-holiday performance by the Harlem Globetrotters.
NOTEWORTHY: Fire destroys majority of book collection at Library of Congress, 1851.
NOTEWORTHY: President Andrew Johnson pardons all Confederate soldiers from Civil War, 1868.
NOTEWORTHY: First Kwanzaa celebrated, 1966.
NOTEWORTHY: Spain becomes democracy after 40 years of dictatorship, 1978.
Alliant Energy Center Coliseum, 7 pm
The basketball comedy act stretches back to the 1920s, counting the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson among its alumni. Along with the usual fancy ball-handling and impossible shots, the team's annual visit to Madison includes a "You Write the Rules" gimmick, wherein fans can vote for game-changing rules to be used on the court at harlemglobetrotters.com.
Madison Jazz Orchestra
Brink Lounge, 7:30 pm
This 20-person ensemble will dig into the catalogs of jazz titans such as Count Basie and Stan Kenton.