A busy season of touring Broadway shows at the Overture Center continues this week with Mary Poppins and her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious brolly. The calendar also includes: a "Computers, Privacy and the Government" panel discussion the Dex @ 90 commemoration with the UW Blue Note Ensemble; and, more live music from Janis Ian, Caspian, and Minnesota.
NOTEWORTHY: Lithuania declares independence from Soviet Union, 1990.
Morphy Hall, UW Humanities Building, 7:30 pm. Film screenings: Chazen Museum, Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 pm; and Urban League, Wednesday, March 13, 6 pm Maxine Gordon, the manager and wife of jazz saxophone great Dexter Gordon, will discuss her late husband's work to commemorate what would have been his 90th birthday. This week she'll also host two screenings of Round Midnight, a 1986 film that earned Dexter an Oscar nomination and a Grammy (see Music).
NOTEWORTHY: Girl Scouts founded, 1912.
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 7 pm
A panel of experts takes on this hot topic, including computer security expert Roger Dingledine and law professor Jeffrey Rosen.
Overture Hall, 7:30 pm. Also Wednesday & Thursday, March 13 & 14, 7:30 pm; through March 17
The magical English nanny floats into Madison on her umbrella, courtesy of this touring Broadway musical. It brings the Disney movie to life with dance, spectacular stagecraft and such irresistible songs as "A Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee."
NOTEWORTHY: German forces liquidate Jewish ghetto in Krakow, 1943.
Stoughton Opera House, 7:30 pm
The woman responsible for the 1975 megahit "At Seventeen" will perform selections from her 21-album catalog. She might even read an excerpt from her Oprah-approved memoir, Society's Child.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
This 10-year-old band makes pretty post-rock with three guitars, a feat that's harder than it looks (see Tour Stop).
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
If you come to this show for Minnesota, the folk-rock duo fronted by Bob Dylan's Minnesota-born son-in-law, Peter Himmelman, you're in for a surprise. This show actually stars DJ Minnesota, a Santa Cruz native who rocks bodies and rattles floorboards with bass-heavy dubstep and glitch-hop. With Protohype and DCarls.
NOTEWORTHY: Eli Whitney receives patent for cotton gin, 1794.