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Theo Wargo/Getty Photographs for Tony Awards Productions Bernadette Peters might be in Madison this weekend. 7 events to enjoy this weekend in MadisonTheo Wargo/Getty Photographs for Tony Awards Productions Bernadette Peters might be in Madison this weekend.

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At heart stage this weekend in Madison is storied bass guitar participant Victor Wooten, Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, a celestial Prince and a recreated Stonewall Inn. These musical and theatrical productions and extra are among the many greatest leisure choices in retailer over the following few days.


Victor Wooten Band, Shannon Corridor, College of Wisconsin–Madison Memorial Union
Thursday, April 18, eight p.m.
Victor Wooten is not any slouch on the bass guitar, attested to by his 5 Grammy Awards, three “Bass Participant of the Yr” awards from Bass Participant journal and inclusion in Rolling Stone’s checklist of the “High 10 Bassists of All Time.” At age 6, Wooten was already in a band opening for Curtis Mayfield and The Temptations. He stays the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, which he cofounded in 1988. And in 2017, Wooten joined the reformed heavy steel band Nitro. For his Thursday evening present at Shannon Corridor, Wooten shares the “Wooten Woods Expertise” — full with college students of his 20-year-old music and nature camps in Tennessee.

A Night with Bernadette Peters, Overture Corridor, Overture Heart for the Arts
Friday, April 19, eight p.m.
On go away from the present Broadway manufacturing of “Good day, Dolly!,” Bernadette Peters involves Overture Corridor on Friday evening. Peters’ decades-long profession contains three Tony Awards, together with an honorary Tony Award bestowed on her earlier this 12 months for her humanitarian volunteer work. Peters’ repertoire contains the soundtracks for “Sunday within the Park With George,” “Into the Woods” and “Gypsy.”

Black Belt Eagle Scout, Communication, 2642 Milwaukee St.
Friday, April 19, eight p.m.
Katherine Paul is Black Belt Eagle Scout, the multi-instrumentalist behind the critically acclaimed debut album “Mom of My Youngsters” launched late final 12 months. A queer feminist and member of the Swinomish Indian Tribe of Washington State, Paul is on the dreamy and quieter finish of the alt-rock scene in Portland, Oregon. Madison energy pop band Disq opens.

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Barrymore Theatre
Friday, April 19, eight p.m.
A cool dance occasion will escape on the Barrymore Friday evening even earlier than headliner Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, a five-piece from Lincoln Nebraska, hits the stage. The band has launched 4 albums of Motown-influenced soul music, and landed Hoyer as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2017. And opening the present, with greater than twice the musicians, is Madison’s favourite disco band, VO5 — which guarantees to “reintroduce the graceful strikes of the VO5 Scorching Oil Dancers (final noticed on the Finish of the World Celebration on the Barrymore in 2012).” In the event you missed that the primary time, don’t let it occur once more and get there early.

420 Fest, Brink Lounge
Saturday, April 20, four:20 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.
The Brink Lounge’s 420 Fest — a “celebration of all issues hashish” held on April 20, a day acknowledged worldwide by supporters of legalized marijuana — will embody a dozen bands on two levels, vendor cubicles and frequent requires activism. The seventh-annual occasion is a fundraiser for Madison NORML and the Nice Midwest Marijuana Harvest Pageant.


The Purple Circus, Barrymore Theatre
Saturday, April 20, eight p.m.
Via otherworldly aerial arts and dance, The Purple Circus summons “Our Purple Majesty on Earth” (an allusion to the dearly departed Prince, presumably), raises consciousness of the toll taken by opioid habit and serves as a fundraiser for Tellurian, an space drug therapy facility. All ages are welcome to this celebration of motion and music.

“RAID! Assault on Stonewall,” Bartell Theatre
Friday-Saturday, April 19-20, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m.; April 24-27
StageQ, Madison’s queer theater firm, presents “RAID! Assault on Stonewall,” an unique and commissioned manufacturing that takes audiences again to the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The notorious police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a homosexual membership in New York, resulted in every week of violence and have become the catalyst for the homosexual rights motion within the U.S.

Joel Patenaude is affiliate editor of Madison Journal.

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