Madi­son

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Mod­est Mouse with Go­gol Bordello Septem­ber 30 · Breese Stevens Field · mod­est­mouse.com In ad­di­tion to host­ing soc­cer and ul­ti­mate games, Madi­son’s his­toric 91-year-old sports fa­cil­ity is now an out­door con­cert venue. This fall brings the catchy, angst-y rock of Port­land’s Mod­est Mouse (of “Float On” fame). Come early for the deliri­ous Gypsy punk rock of open­ing act Go­gol Bordello.

A Gen­tle­man’s Guide to Love & Mur­der Oc­to­ber 3-8 · Over­ture Hall · over­ture.org This 2014 Tony Award­win­ning mu­si­cal is one killer show. The high-spir­ited black com­edy fol­lows Monty, ninth in line to in­herit his fam­ily’s for­tune, who de­cides to knock off the eight rel­a­tives in his way. The eight un­lucky vic­tims are played, to great ef­fect, by the same ac­tor.

Gallery Night Oc­to­ber 6 · Madi­son Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art · mmoca.org MMoCA or­ga­nizes this bian­nual event, for which the mu­seum and gal­leries across the city throw open their doors for spe­cial evening ex­hi­bi­tions. Af­ter you’re done tour­ing, come back to the mu­seum for a late-night af­ter party with live mu­sic and drinks.

Wis­con­sin Book Fes­ti­val Novem­ber 2-5 · Madi­son Cen­tral Li­brary · wis­con­sin­book­fes­ti­val.org Au­thors and book lovers come to­gether for four days of free lec­tures, work­shops and the oc­ca­sional beer tast­ing. Guests of honor in past years have in­cluded ac­tor Jesse Eisen­berg, co­me­dian Phoebe Robin­son and Pulitzer Prize-win­ning au­thor Adam John­son.

Brad Mehldau Trio De­cem­ber 2 · Wis­con­sin Union The­ater – Fredric March Play Cir­cle · brad­mehldau.com/tour One of the most in­flu­en­tial jazz pi­anists of the last quar­ter cen­tury, Mehldau has turned ev­ery­thing from Cole Porter tunes to Ra­dio­head songs into elo­quent jazz im­pro­vi­sa­tions. He re­turns with his long­time trio in sup­port of Blues and Bal­lads, a new al­bum of acous­tic jazz cov­ers.

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