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Bold rhythms

Start the new year in style with an energetic show from Live Drums, making its semi-regular stop at Overture Hall Friday at 7:30 p.m. Promising “captivating rhythms, bold rhythms and captivating energy,” Drumline Live was born from the HBCU marching band tradition and features group arrangements of top 40 hits. . Tickets for the show at 201 State St. cost $25 to $60.


Wisconsin Day


Celebrate the New Year

It's January, which means it's time for FPC Live to host its annual local musician “parties.” This weekend, the Majestic Theater, 115 King Street, hosts the Wisconsin Blues Festival with the Koch Marshall Trio, Ivy Ford and Dan Walkner Band. THE Wisconsin Funk Festival follows at 7 p.m. Saturday with Rare Element, Better Yeti and Heatbox. At High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., the Wisconsin Punk Festival brings Wristbox, We Could Have Been DJs and more at 8 p.m. Friday. And the Wisconsin Metal Festival hosts Droids Attack, The Faith Hills Have Eyes (great name!) and more at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 for any show.

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Madison Home Expo


Renovation station

If one of your goals for 2024 is to start a bathroom or kitchen renovation, find inspiration this weekend at Madison Home Expo. Friday through Sunday, Monona Terrace brings together builders, designers, landscapers, and maintenance professionals, all ready to provide insider tips (and probably deals). Held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, tickets for the exhibition at 1 John Nolen Drive are $5, children under 18 are free.




'Plane!' land

In 1980, three UW-Madison graduates known as the Zucker Brothers made a parody of the disaster film:Plane!” and changed comedy on the big screen forever. On the heels of a new oral history of the film, “Airplane!” » returns to theaters, screening at Marcus Point, 7825 Big Sky Drive, at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. If you are driving to the theater, remember that the red zone is for loading and unloading only. Or is it the white area?


North Woods


Trouble in paradise

The debut novel from Madison author Amy Pease, “North Woods,” is set in a Wisconsin resort town ravaged by the fentanyl crisis, as a sheriff's deputy suffering from PTSD tries to solve the murder of a local teenager. Pease will talk about “Northwoods” with fellow local thriller writer Cayce Osborne Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Mystery to Me Bookstore, 1863 Monroe St. The event is free and can also be streamed live on Crowdcast.


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