A few fresh events worth adding to your calendar.
We’ve always got an eye on shows being announced in Madison. Here’s what stands out from the past week’s newly added events.
UW Cinematheque fall calendar. Multiple venues, Sept. 2 through Dec. 17. Cinematheque just dropped its fall schedule of free screenings Thursday afternoon, and we’ll be running something on Monday that digs in a little deeper. For now, we’ll just note that the season returns on Sept. 2 at the Vilas Hall screening room with Errol Morris’ new documentary The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography, and the season will include screenings honoring Jonathan Demme, and George A. Romero, as well as more Pedro Almodóvar than you can maybe handle, and some silent-era features.
Strollin’ Middleton. Sept. 8, downtown Middleton. The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s annual “Strollin'” series takes a neighborhood and fills a few of its local businesses up with a varied jazz lineup for a night. One highlight at this Middleton installment will be Panchromatic Steel, which combines Caribbean steel pan music with the improvisational traditions of jazz.
Madison World Music Festival. Sept. 15 and 16, Memorial Union and Willy Street Fair. I’m still not sure why the World Music Fest waits until a month out to reveal its lineup, but it always brings in several international artists worth going out of your way for. This year boasts a closing performance on the Terrace from Jamaican ska legends The Skatalites on Saturday. That day also includes a stage at the Willy Street Fair with highlights including Haitian/Canadian rapper Vox Sambou.
Lucas Brothers. October 12 through 14, Comedy Club on State. The slow-talking, pot smoking, deep thinking, twin-brother stand-up duo stop by the State Street venue for three nights in the wake of their debut special, On Drugs, which premiered on Netflix in April.
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