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The Week[end]: March 9-11, 2012

Spring is right around the corner, and Madison gears up this weekend with Bike-o-Rama and Canoecopia. The calendar also includes: the Encounter Cultures photo exhibit and the banned Art in Protest show; a screening of We Are Wisconsin; productions of Uncivil Disobedience and Twinkle Twonkle, and a new Old Time Radio Live show; a book reading by Kevin Henkes; standup by Ralphie May; performances by greenTONE a capella, the MSO, and Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus; the Wobble dance party, Great Midwest Bluegrass Bash, and Zombie Prom with DJ Wyatt Agard; the Charity Jamboree and a benefit show for groups opposing mines in Wisconsin; and, more live music from Jake Shimabukuro, Count This Penny, Doomtree, Electric Six, EMA, Lower Dens with Yellow Ostrich, Rachel Platten, and Born in Flames. >More
 The Week: March 5-8, 2011

School is in session on Madison stages this week, with talks by Jill Bolte-Taylor, the Apps family, Lynda Barry, and Peter Galison. The calendar also includes live music by the Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo, Colin Hay, Unicycle Loves You, Ava Luna, and Cap Alan. >More
 The Week[end]: March 2-4, 2012

Spring is right around the corner, and Madison gears up for the changing season with the International Festival; talks by Michael Smith and Renee D'Aoust; standup by Gabriel Iglesias; productions of The Irving Berlin Songbook, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and the Beatles tribute show RAIN; performances by Arto Jarvela with Kaivama, and the Oakwood Chamber Players; a kids show by Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players; and, much more live music from Breathe Owl Breathe, Steep Canyon Rangers, Nic Cowan, Vaski, Yelawolf, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men with Sam Llanas, Steez, The Brew, Riders in the Sky, Yonder Mountain String Band, Banner Pilot with Kurt Baker, Faux Firs with Solitary Ape and Animals in Human Attire, and Robert Sarazin Blake. >More
 The Week: February 27 - March 1, 2012

A leap day gives Madison's winter arts season an extra little kick this week. The calendar includes: talks by Dana Priest and about It Started in Wisconisn; standup by Brian Regan; a show by the Grigorvich Ballet; performances of Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope and by Andrew Mac Namara with Orla Harrington and Ged Foley; and, more live music from Michael Armstrong, Memoryhouse, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Big Gigantic, and The Reverend Horton Heat. >More
 The Week[end]: February 24-26, 2012

Madison extends a late winter string of big DJ shows with a set by Rusko at the Orpheum. The calendar also includes: Bockfest, Camp Bingo, and the opening of the Israeli Film Festival; Compendium 2012 at the Chazen; a talk by Joanne Griffith; productions of Yankee Tavern and Fiddler on the Roof; performances by David Finckel with Wu Han and Philip Setzer, the WCO, Festival Choir of Madison, and Randy Sabien String Quartet; Sleazefest and the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash; and, more live music from Advance Base, Pushmi-Pullyu with Young Jesus, Tennis, Astronautalis, Chris Webby, Golden Donna, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, and Crocodiles. >More
 The Week: February 20-23, 2012

Madison keeps its winter warm streak running this week with a calendar that includes: talks by Jennifer Chiaverini, Gary Rhoades, and Professor Griff; a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Colombia; and live music from Steve Aoki, Brad Paisley, Dreamers of the Ghetto, and Prof. >More
 The Week[end]: February 17-19, 2011

The Madison Winter Festival and Polar Plunge are looking to make the most of the mild season this weekend. The calendar also includes: stand-up by Kate Clinton; performances by by Kanopy Dance; productions of Twelve Angry Men, Splendor in the Math, and A Brown Bear, a Caterpillar and a Moon; a talk by Ira Glass; two nights of Carnaval parties and the Local Love Fest; and, more live music from the Ryan Korb Trio with Greg Abate, Lizz Wright, Gaelic Storm, Yacht, Soja, DrFameus, David Francey, The Dream Songs Project, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Night Moves, Star Persons, Juniper Tar, Andrew D. Huber, and Shearwater. >More
 The Week: February 13-16, 2012

Madison is treated to a lot of live music love this Valentine's week, with shows by Jim Brickman, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe with Anders Osborne, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaire, The Jayhawks, Wrack, Cate Le Bon, Sage Francis, and Emancipator. >More
 The Week[end]: February 10-12, 2012

Madison revels in one season while looking to the next with the Garden Expo and the Midwinter Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival this weekend. The calendar also includes: the opening of Houdini: Art and Magic at MMoCA and Darwin Day at the UW; standup by Demetri Martin; a reception for Madison's Poets Laureate; a production of Bunnicula; a show by The Peking Acrobats; performances by the Madison Savoyards, Oakwood Chamber Players, Xtring Quartet, and Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble; a "Rock 'n' Roll High School" tribute concert; the United Way Bluegrass and Cliff Frederiksen benefits; and, more. >More
 The Week: February 6-9, 2012

Madison stages play host to a wealth of speeches and singing this week. The calendar includes: talks by Kaleem Caire and John Nichols; Mad Toast Live with the Intemperance Collective; a series of concerts presented by the American Choral Directors Association; a benefit show for the Wil-Mar Food Pantry; a performance by Jim Van Slyck; and, a show by the Chicago Afrobeat Project. >More
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