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Art In

1444 E. Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 2:46am
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12/6 A Naughty Nun Christmas Tail
12/7 The Goat Wizard, Mori Mente, Dearth
12/13 Rocket Bureau, Beach Patrol, Cribshitter
12/18 Modern Nun, Disaster Kid, Laundry, Histo
12/27 Snowball Showcase + Loud Pop-Up Shop feat. Suvi & Coop, Dirty Disco, Indiiigold, Red The Bully

2/5 Rages and Riches
2/7 Pep Talk (EP Release), Dan Lepien, MIDSUMMER, The Off Days

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Arts + Literature Laboratory

2021 Winnebago St., Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 2:55am
(672) Page Views

12/6 Ben Ferris & Paul Hastil
12/8 Music & Lyrics III: Holiday Colors
12/11 Adult Art + Book Club: Patti Smith ‘Just Kids’

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The Barrymore Theatre

2090 Atwood Avenue, Madison WI 53704
Updated: 12/3/19 3:05am
(22088) Page Views

12/6 Joey’s Song Benefit w/ The Know-It-All Boyfriends feat. Butch Vig & Duke Erikson (Garbage), Freedy Johnston, Chris Collingwood, (Fountains of Wayne), Miguel Cervantess (Hamilton), Trapper Schoepp, Corel Chisel, Miles Nielsen, Chaser
12/7 Wintersong feat. Anna Vogelzang, Love High, Josh Harty, Madison Malone, Seasaw, Nick Brown, Coyote Brother, Shawndell Marks, Asumaya, Simon Balto, Hosted by Wisconsin Public Television’s Andy Moore
12/8 Playtime Presents: Ali Baba and a Few Thieves
12/14 Trilogy: Tribute Show (The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin)
12/26-31 Guys On Ice

1/18 47th Annual Madfest Juggling Extravaganza
1/24 Christopher Titus, Rachel Bradley
1/25 Andrew Santino

2/3 Mat Kearney
2/13 The Office! (A Musical Parody)

3/20 Gaelic Storm
3/28 Steven Wright

4/3 Steeldrivers
4/16 Justin Willman
4/18 Tommy Emmanuel, CGP, Joe Robinson

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Bos Meadery

849 E. Washington Ave., Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 3:10am
(3194) Page Views

Tuesdays: Adult Game Night: Board Games (5/6pm)
Sundays: Open Mic (2-5pm)

12/7 Emporium of Wares Hosted by PandaHed Denim Vest (11am-5pm)
12/7 Johnny Likes Noize
12/8 Viking Church feat. Seilies, Weeper, Forcefield
12/11 Squirrel Gravy
12/12 Lonesome Willie Jones & His Dime Store Posse
12/13 Sam Ness (Show Cancelled)
12/14 The Central, Cowboy Amazing, Something Is Waiting, The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture, Gods In The Chrysalis
12/15 Muse Fuse
12/18 Yid Vicious Hanukkah Potluck Party (6pm)
12/19 F-35 Rally featuring: The Civil Engineers, The Periodicals
12/20 Zeroed Heros
12/21 Vets on Frets (2:30pm)
12/21 Iris’s B-Day Bash (7pm)
12/26 Matt DeBlass & Friends
12/28 Winterlude w/ The Shruggers, ViBRATiONLAND, The Uke Boys
12/29 The Sad Bastards
12/31 NYE w/ IRIE

1/4 7th Annual Mead & Metal Fest featuring: Lords of the Trident, The Garza, Cowboy Amazing, Sabotage, Emcee Peter DeVault
1/9 Shotgun Mary
1/10 Casper’s Birthday Extravaganza
1/11 Acoustic Collective

2/15 Common Chord

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Bowl-A-Vard Lanes

2121 E. Springs Drive, Madison WI 53704
Updated: 12/3/19 3:31am
(14337) Page Views

12/6 Gonzo’s B-Day Bash w/ Metal Gonz
12/7 Kings of Radio
12/13 Video Star
12/14 Foo Foo Dolls
12/20 Shelly Faith Santa Palooza
12/21 Love Monkeys
12/27 Quest
12/28 DS Jukin
12/31 NYE w/ 5th Gear

1/3 Your Mom
1/4 Country Wide
1/10 Sucker Punch
1/11 The Solution
1/17 Cherry Pie
1/18 Pacific Coast Highway
1/24 Sunset Strip
1/25 2AM
1/31 Reloaded

2/1 Trailer Kings
2/8 Kings of Radio
2/13 Girls Night Out Event
2/14 Foo Foo Dolls
2/15 5th Gear
2/21 Reckless Remedy
2/22 Swifkick
2/28 Road Trip
2/29 SuperTuesday

3/6 Pink Houses
3/7 DS Jukin
3/13 Violet Riot
3/14 VO5
3/20 Shotgun Jane
3/21 Sucker Punch
3/27 Reckless Remedy
3/28 Video Star

4/3 Cherry Pie
4/4 5th Gear
4/10 Kings of Radio
4/11 Foo Foo Dolls
4/17 Road Trip
4/18 Pacific Coast Highway
4/24 Retro Specz
4/25 Sunset Strip

Bowl-A-Vard Lanes Online:


1224 Williamson St., Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 3:39am
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Mondays: Funky Mondays w/ Joey B. Banks & JB3 (5pm)
Thursdays: Tango Drop-In Class (6pm)
Thursdays: Night of the Improvisor w/ Host Hanah Jon Taylor & Special Guests (8pm)
Saturdays: Cool School Youth Jazz Expo (9am)
Saturdays: Peoples’ Drum Circle (12pm)

12/6 Groove Busters (5pm)
12/6 DjoDjo Afro-Vibe Dance Party (7pm)
12/7 Atimevu, Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars
12/13 Antoine’s “Comedy Act” (5pm)
12/13 David Stoler and Greg Abate Duo (8pm)
12/14 Tango Social (5pm)
12/14 Javier Red Imagery Converter (8pm)
12/20 Bill Roberts Combo(5pm)
12/20 Edi Rey y su Salsera (8pm)
12/21 Tango Social (5pm)
12/21 Tom Gullion Quartet (8pm)
12/31 NYE Bash (8pm)

Cafe CODA Online:


3116 Commercial Avenue, Madison WI 53714
Updated: 12/3/19 4:21am
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Tuesdays: 8hertz Presents: Lucid Tuesdays (8pm)
Wednesdays: Karaoke w/ Host Spike Bolen ~ New Themes Every Week! (8pm)
Fourth Fridays: Deviance (BDSM Play Event) w/ DJs Spike and Psychotron
Sundays: Dark Arts & Crafts (1pm)

*All Events are Ages 21+ unless otherwise noted

12/5 Extra AF Comedy: Holiday Edition
12/6 SPOIL
12/7 Merry & Macabre Craft Market (1-5pm)
12/7 Lords of the Trident, Cwn Annwn, Flame & the Void, Amillennial (8pm)
12/8 Adrenaline Armory Presents: Metalhead Meet-Up ~ White Elephant
12/12 Thinkbreak Records Presents: the boundless, daddybear, royb0t, Djs senseless, koob
12/13-14 Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Benefit for DAIS 7pm)
12/13 Dan’s Farewell Show feat. Seisma, Upon Extinction, Mile 134 (9pm)
12/14-15 Lady Laughs Comedy Presents: Naughty Pop-Up Boutique (11am)
12/14 EDGES: Null Device (CD Release), DJs ellafine, senseless
12/16 Karaoke (Special Night!)
12/19 Pillow Talk - Lingerie Play Party
12/20 Books In The Buff (6pm)
12/20 Hysteria: Bah Humbug Alternative Drag Show (8pm)
12/20 The Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring Madison’s Velvet Darkness Cast (Midnight 18+)
12/21 Homemade Swimsuit Contest III (7pm)
12/21 Masquerade: Misfit Toys w/ DJs Steve O.G., Alpha Omega, Eurotic (9pm)
12/28 Bottoms Up Aerial Burlesque (6pm)
12/28 Muse: Holiday Cheer (1pm)
12/28 Bottoms Up Aerial Burlesque (7pm)
12/28 Continuum Dance Party w/ DJ Cykophuk (9pm)
12/31 Drop Bass Network and Speaker Kreatures Present: 20:20 New Years Eve All Night ~ All Out (8pm-7am) featuring James Pennington aka Suburban Knight, Sound Murderer, Mystic Bill, Starski and Clutch, Kitty Spit, Jared Perez, Otto, Cykophuk, Delilac, Hardcore Breakfast, Demix, Jethrox, Piledrive

1/23 301 Presents: Of Virtue, In Search Of Solace, Archers, Immortalis, Waiting For Reason
1/30 Amateur Burlesque Night
1/31 Cynergy 67 20th Anniversary w/ V is for Villains, Lorelei Dreaming

3/12 The Gothsicles, Conformco, Absynthe Of Faith, Sweat Boys, DJ Eurotic
3/28 Casket Robbery, Matianak, Kingdom of Torment, Doyle McPoyle

Crucible Online:

The Crystal Corner

1302 Williamson Street, Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 1:48am
(13541) Page Views

All Shows 9:30pm (unless otherwise listed)
All Monthly Shows: Up Front & No Cover

2nd Tuesdays: Josh Harty & The Big Tasty (8-10pm)
3rd Tuesdays: David Hecht & The Who Dat?
4th Tuesdays: Lackin’ Some Direction (Grateful Dead Tribute) (8pm)

12/7 Space Monkee Mafia, Frugal Stu and the Coupons
12/14 IfIHadAHiFi, Daughters of St. Crispin, Cave Curse
12/21 Ladyscissors, Gentle Brontosaurus, Able Baker
12/31 NYE w/ Damsel Trash, Gully Boys, Gender Confetti

1/11 Compact Deluxe
1/18 Cribshitter, Free Dirt
1/25 Loving Cub (Rolling Stones Tribute)

2/1 Old Pup, Sugar and the Milkman, Sleepy Gaucho (9pm)
2/8 Schmoolio, Since When, Stealing Seasons
2/15 Something To Do, 4 Aspirin Morning, Not Dead Yet

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The East Side Club

3735 Monona Drive, Madison WI 53714
Updated: 9/30/19 1:01am
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Harmony Bar & Grill

2201 Atwood Avenue, Madison WI 53704
Updated: 12/3/19 4:42am
(22376) Page Views

Mondays: Kid Music w/ David Landau (5:30pm)

12/6 Atwood Winnebago Winter Fest w/ Taylor Schereck (5-7pm) Bingo w/ Announcer Tony Castańeda (8-10pm)
12/7 Tony Castańeda’s Birthday Bash
12/12 Cork ‘n Bottle String Band
12/13 Paul and the Blues Dumplings
12/14 Orquesta SalSoul Del Mad
12/15 The Cajun Strangers
12/18 Big Wes Turner’s Trio
12/19 Oak Street Ramblers
12/21 Hippie X-Mas w/ Run Side Down, Mike & Friends
12/27 Bill Roberts Combo
12/28 Joe Marcinek
12/31 NYE w/ The Pine Travelers

1/23 Oak Street Ramblers
1/24 Taylor Schereck

2/14 Valentine’s Day w/ Sweet Delta Dawn

Harmony Bar & Grill Online:

High Noon Saloon

701 E Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703
Updated: 12/3/19 5:06am
(25859) Page Views

12/5 Beach Bunny, Lettering
12/6 Holiday Rock Party w/ The Gomers (5pm)
12/6 Slow Pulp, Disq, Interlay (9:30pm)
12/7 The Shruggers 4th Annual Toys For Tots Benefit Show! Featuring: Cliff Frederiksen, The Shruggers, Magic Conch, Mission (Jerry Garcia Tribute)(1pm)
12/7 The Crystal Method, DJs Mike Carlson, WhiteRabbit (SOLD OUT)
12/8 Winter Family Hoedown w/ Madfiddle, Highway 151 (11am)
12/8 O’Cayz Family Reunion w/ Knuckel Drager, Powerwagon, Bent Antenna (5:30pm)
12/9 The MOTH StorySLAM: Family
12/10 Raine Stern (EP Release)
12/11 Paris_Monster, BrightViolet
12/12 Black Belt Eagle Scout
12/13 Banana Wind (Jimmy Buffet Tribute 5pm)
12/13 Madison Mystery Tour (Beatles Tribute), Loving Cup (Rolling Stones Tribute)
12/14 Recreational Rhythms Winter Ball (2pm)
12/15 Madison Music Foundry’s Student Showcase (11am)
12/15 Wicca Phase Springs Eternal w/ Glitterer, Anxious, Creeks
12/16 Open Mic Night
12/17 Music Trivia
12/18 Yappy Hour w/ Underdog Pet Rescue (4pm)
12/18 John Denver Christmas w/ Chris Collins, Boulder Canyon, Kerosene Kites
12/19 GGOOLLDD, Seasaw, Boy Bjorn
12/20 Rockstar Happyoke w/ The Gomers & Friends (5:30pm)
12/20 Holidane w/ Steely Dane
12/21 Lynda & the Zeros Annual Holiday Zinger (5:30pm)
12/21 Waylan St. Palan & the Magic Elves Holiday Extravaganza (8pm)
12/22 Burbie’s Gospel Dinner Holiday Special
12/23 Madison’s Airing of Grievances (7:30pm)
12/24 Funky Christmas: James Brown Edition w/ Don’t Mess With Cupid
12/26 The Punch Bowl w/ Fortune, DJ Milhouse, EMC vs Brook The DJ
12/27 Johnny Chimes (5pm)
12/27 Shania Twain Tribute w/ Alyssia Dominguez, Beth Kille, Chloe Louise, Lyndsay Evans, Shawndell Marks, Jillian Rae
12/28 Outlaw Tribute Night (Willie, Waylon, Johnny and the Hanks) w/ Greg Hall and the Wrecking Ball, Bill Miller, White Iron Band
12/31 NYE w/ The Kissers (5pm)
12/31 A Funky New Year’s Eve w/ Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, The Handphibians

1/2 Dead Night: Songs To Fill The Air w/ Seaside Zoo
1/3 Wisconsin Punk Fest w/ Gender Confetti, Coasting, Something To Do, Telethon, We Should Have Been DJs, No Question, Parsing, Courtesy of Tim, Clean Room
1/4 Nivrana (Nirvana Tribute)
1/8 Bowie’s Birthday Bash w/ DJ Young American
1/9 DJ Logic
1/10 Wisconsin Metal Fest w/ Casket Robbery, Micawber, Disgunt, Warbastard, Disappearance
1/11 Annual Salute to Widespread Panic w/ Little Kin
1/12 MAMAs Breakthrough Artist Competition
1/16 Taking Back Thursday: A Live Emo Nite w/ Red Forest, Black Umbrella, Common Threads, Star 67, Saint Saunter
1/17 Wisconsin Americana Fest w/ Field Report, Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts, Lost Lakes, Driveway Thriftdwellers, Hosted by Frank Busch of WheelHouse
1/18 Wisconsin Hard Rock Fest w/ Last Crack, Revolution-X, 7 Seasons Deep, Birth of Tragedy, 20 Watt Tombstone
1/22 Blockhead, Arms and Sleepers, IL:LO
1/28 Bailen
1/30 Turkuaz, Neal Francis
1/31 Growing, Immortalis, American Bandit, Of Brighter Skies, Ritual Room

2/1 Yam Haus
2/2 Gaelynn Lea
2/7 Mike Doughty, Baby Men
2/13 Patsy Cline Valentine
2/20 The Toasters
2/22 Madison Carnaval Kickoff Party w/ The Handphibians, Forro Fo Sho, Grupo Balanca, Samba Novistas, Drum Power, Capoeira Martial Arts, Dave Irwin, Helen Avakian
2/29 Summer Camp On The Road 2020

3/8 Summer Salt, Okey Dokey, Breakup Shoes
3/13 Seaside Zoo (Grateful Dead Tribute 4:30pm)
3/13 Colony House, Tyson Motsenbocker
3/18 The Trouble Notes
3/19 Polica, Wilsen
3/21 Little People, Frameworks, YPPAH
3/30 The Murder Capital

4/1 Basia Bulat
4/2 Mdou Moctar & Gunn-Truscinski Duo
4/4 Dan Deacon
4/8 The Lil Smokies
4/21 Kevin Morby, Sam Cohen

High Noon Saloon Online:

Kiki’s House of Righteous Music

1326 Mac Arthur Road, Madison WI 53714
Updated: 12/3/19 4:53am
(11869) Page Views

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12/6 Jason Narducy
12/7 Jake La Botz
12/13-14 Jon Dee Graham, Bonnie Whitmore

1/17-18 Jon Langford & Sally Timms

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