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The Week[end]: July 8-10, 2011

Summer hits its zenith this weekend with a host of seasonal celebrations, including La Fête de Marquette and accompanying La Musique Electronique, Art Fair on the Square and Art Fair Off the Square, Drums on Parade, and the opening of the Madison Early Music Festival. The calendar also includes: the second annual Bartell Theater Awards and a production of [title of show]; performances by Humanization Quartet, Jared Stellmacher, and Classical Revolution; and, more live music from Tiny Riots with The Nod, Whitney Mann, Nabori, The Ladybug Transistor, and Frozen Tundra. >More
 The Week: July 5-7, 2011

Summer embarks upon its second half this week. The calendar includes: the Elver Park Fireworks, and an Independence Day-themed edition of Concerts on the Square; The Glass Menagerie at APT; the "Signs of Protest" show opening; and, live music from Caustic, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Left Lane Cruiser, and Strange Arrangement. >More
 The Week[end]: July 1-4, 2011

Independence Day celebrations span this long holiday weekend, with festivities and fireworks at the DeForest Fourth of July, Stoughton Fair, Monona Community Festival, Rhythm & Booms, and many other displays in and around Madison. The calendar also includes: the National Women's Music Festival; a performance by the Capitol City Band with the Wisconsin Dells Singers; more live music from Premoticon with Swirm, Chaos Revolution Theory, The Wildbirds, Bill Callahan, Touche Amore, We Are Trees, and 100 Monkeys; and, an APT performance of The Taming of the Shrew. >More
 The Week: June 27-30, 2011

June winds down this week with a whirlwind of live music. The calendar includes: the opening of Summerfest in Milwaukee; the season opener of Concerts on the Square; a producer battle for DJs; and, more live music from Sexy Ester & the Pretty Mama Sisters and Black Jet Radio, White Suns and Sinking Suns, Rubblebucket, and Ivan & Alyosha. >More
 The Week[end]: June 24-26, 2011

The official arrival of a new season will be celebrated this weekend with Oregon Summer Fest, the Capital Lakes DragonFest, the Starkweather Solstice Festival, the Madison Capital Criterium, and Alive at Five. The calendar also includes: Adult Swim Night at the Madison Children's Museum and Rooftop Cinema at MmoCA; the "Boombox the Wasteland" exhibit at EVP East and a Mark Klassen and Lewis Koch reception at Overture; APT productions of The Critic and Crime and Punishment; Gustafer Yellowgold's performance of Infinity Sock; the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual marathon; the final weekend of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society summer series; an "Old-School Hip-Hop Edition" of '80s vs. '90s; and, more live music from The Backyard Still, the Anton Hartwich Trio, The Black Caps, Mac Lethal, God-Des & She, Radical Dads, The Bar Time Lovers, The Grand Slambovians, and Chris Mills. >More
 The Week: June 20-23, 2011

Long summer days will make for late nights this week. The calendar includes: the VSA Wisconsin Golf Exhibition; "The Loaded Image" exhibit at the Chazen; a production of The Glass Menagerie; and, live music from John Statz, Southerly, Communist Daughter, Del the Funky Homosapien, Brother, Heveder, and Lee DeWyze. >More
 The Week[end]: June 17-19, 2011

Music reverberates across Madison this warm summer weekend with Jazz in the Park, Busking for Books, and Blues Picnic in the Park. The calendar also includes: Juneteenth; a JoAnna Poehlmann exhibit; Rooftop Cinema; productions of It's Murder, Mary!, john & jen, and Blithe Spirit; Urban Spoken Word; the second weekend of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society summer series; a benefit show for WORT and the Wil-Mar Center, and another for the AIDS Network; more live music from In One Wind, Windsor Drive, DJ Abilities, Haley Bonar, Maritime, and Birthday Suits; and, the inaugural Mad City Vegan Fest. >More
 The Week: June 13-16, 2011

June passes its midpoint this week. The calendar includes: the Wisconsin Native American Artists Showcase; book readings by Louise W. Knight and Ed Janus; and live music from Dale Watson, El Clan Destino, GrooveSession, The Grasshoppers, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. >More
 The Week[end]: June 10-12, 2011

Seasonal celebrations make for another lively early summer weekend, with Verona Hometown Days, Cambridge Pottery Festival & U.S. Pottery Games, Parade of Homes, Marquette Waterfront Festival, and Mounds Dog Fest. The calendar also includes: the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour and Rooftop Cinema; the AcroCats circus; productions of Myth America, Sweet Cannoli Nuptials, and The Taming of the Shrew; a book reading by Dean Bakopoulos with Patrick Somerville; and the opening of the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society's 20th anniversary series. >More
 The Week: June 6-9, 2011

Baseball returns to the Duck Pond as the Madison Mallards host their home opener this week. The calendar also includes: a book reading by John Nichols; and, live music by the Eric Tessmer Band, David Bazan, Lipbone Redding & the Lipbone Orchestra, Red, El Valiente, the Capitol City Band, Midnight Groove, Steez, and Afro Zep. >More
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