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The Week: January 25-28, 2010

It's a fairly quiet mid-winter week, but there are a few good reasons to go out on the town. The calendar includes: a touring Rent production; a Doctors Without Borders benefit for Haiti; more live music by Pentagram, Koo Koo Kangaroo, and The Bloodsugars; and, a book reading by Bob McChesney and John Nichols. >More
 The Week[end]: January 22-24, 2009

The winter arts scene in Madison hits the first of several consecutive peaks this weekend. The calendar includes: the Lake Home & Cabin Show; the Folk Ball Festival; productions of Fat Men in Skirts and Little House on the Prairie: The Musical; the "Apple Pie" exhibit opening at MmoCA; the Polar Dash; the Mad Rollin' Dolls season opener; the kickoff to Restaurant Week, a reading by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek; a Stand With Haiti musical benefit; and, more live shows by the Emerson String Quartet, the WCO, Decibully, Tea Leaf Green, Meteorade, Yo La Tengo, The Hood Internet, Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons, Set Your Goals, Bolth, and Reverend Deadeye. >More
 The Week: January 18-21, 2009

This holiday work week is anchored by a pair of Martin Luther King Day celebrations on Monday, followed a couple of days later by the panel discussion "Taking Stock of Race & Racism." The calendar also includes a production of Little House on the Prairie: The Musical; a book reading by Temple Grandin; and, live music by Three Days Grace, Jim James & the Damn Shames with Ghost Town Council, The Expendables, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, Peace of Mind Orchestra, (This is the) Squirrel Hunters, and Brighton MA. >More
 The Week[end]: January 15-17, 2009

The spring arts season really revs up this weekend. The calendar includes: the Segredo grand opening; productions of Tarantara! Tarantara! and Cattywompus; Automata at the Chazen; the Wedding Planner & Guide Bridal Show; the Madfest Juggling Extravaganza; stand-up by Rodney Carrington and reading by Janice Y.K. Lee; Opera Up Close; and, live music by Dustin Zahn, Sonoi, Bryan Bowers, The Midwesterners, The Goodyear Pimps, Jon Wayne & the Pain, Ralph's World, Madison Youth Choirs, The Shtetlblasters, and Bowerbirds. >More
 The Week: January 11-14, 2009

Winter break is waning in the Madison arts scene, so warm up this week with the first tastes of the upcoming season. The calendar includes: book readings by Marshall Cook and Ingrid Rose; the Bolz Young Artist Competition Finale; and, more live music from The Black Saints, Battlefields, Chris Botti with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Acoustic Society, The Hussy, and Dead Larry. >More
 The Week[end]: January 8-10, 2010

Winter may be weighing heavy in this post-holidays season, but Madison stages are keeping things lively this weekend. The calendar includes: a production of Hot 1 Baltimore and performances by The Madgadders; the latest Madtown Throwdown; a Rocky Horror screening; Piano Fondue and a Launchpad benefit; and, more live music by the Jon Hoel Quartet, The Getaway Drivers, Blueheels, Melissa Czarnik & Eric Mire, Cameron McGill & What Army, Danny Paris, Honor Among Thieves, Oakwood Chamber Players, Garnet Rogers, The Fancy, and So So Radio. >More
 The Week: January 4-7, 2009

Resolve to enjoy more live music in 2010 and get a solid start this first work week of the year with shows by David Landau, The Barley Brothers, the Clyde Stubblefield Band, Crooked Barn with Flame Shark, Frank James & the Gang, Fermata with Despite the Chaos, Mike Massey and Francie Phelps, International Espionage, and Kikeh Mato. >More
 The Week[end]: January 1-3, 2010

Happy New Year! Start out the Twenty-teens out right this weekend with: a New Year's Day Fashion Show; the Nicola Lopez show at the Chazen; productions of Random Harvest and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; comedy by the Atlas Improv Company and Collin Moulton; live music by Rising Gael, Dead Man's Carnival, Pat McCurdy, Oak Street Ramblers, The Nod, Subatomic with Underculture, UW-Whitewater Music Faculty, Madison Skylights, and Fragile Utopia; and, a farewell to Holiday Fantasy in Lights. >More
 The Week: Isthmus critics picks for New Year's Eve in Madison

Bid farewell to days gone by this last year and decade and offer welcome to the twenty-tens this week with some dedicated celebrations. Ring in 2010 with New Year's Eve parties around Madison, starting with U.S. Bank Eve, and continuing at the Loft, Louisiannes, the Goodman Center, Dejope, Annex, High Noon, Woof's, Inferno, Majestic, Orpheum, Barrymore, Essen Haus, Brocach, Frequency, Cardinal Bar, the Bean, the Brink, Scatz, Club Tavern, the Concourse, the Crystal Corner, the Great Danes at Hilldale and in Fitchburg, the Harmony, and Mickey's. Happy New Year! >More
 The Week[end]: December 25-27, 2009

Build upon holiday cheer this Christmas weekend with a little time out on the town, the opportunities including a Community Kwanzaa Celebration, a book reading by Phil Hellmuth, and live music by the Madison Marimba Quartet, The Jimmys with Aaron Williams, F. Stokes, the BoDeans, and We Are the Willows. >More
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