Halloween season winds down this week, and the last stage of autumn is about to get underway. The calendar includes: the Counterfactual Campus discussion, a talk by Morgan Spurlock, and a book reading by Jennifer Chiaverini; a Bob's Burgers Live reading; a performance by the Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet; and, live music from The table Wallflowers, Flobots, 2 Rasin, and Sleigh Bells.
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 1:30-5 pm. Also Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 am-3 pm
At this free event, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery imagines what the University of Wisconsin will look like in 100 years. Speakers include the Institute's Peter Krakauer, Peter Greenberg of CBS News, cartoonist Lynda Barry, and other visionaries guaranteed to blow your mind.
Varsity Hall, Union South, 7:30 pm
The filmmaker is best known for his documentary about American overeating, Super Size Me. He speaks as part of the UW's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Majestic Theatre, 8 pm
Though openers Trapper Schoepp & the Shades are likely to steal this show with their likable roots-rock, the band behind the 1998 hit "One Headlight" have jump-started their act with Glad All Over, a new album that's earned solid marks from Entertainment Weekly.
Barnes & Noble-West, 7 pm
The local author reads from the latest novel in her Elm Creek Quilts series, The Giving Quilt, focusing on a special holiday quilting session.
Overture Hall, 7:30 pm
The troupe offers Moulin Rouge - The Ballet, applying pirouettes and jetés to the story of a cabaret dancer in love in turn-of-the-century Paris. Inspired by the 2001 film, the production features lavish costumes and sets.
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
This quintet from Denver achieve something once thought impossible: blending hip-hop and rock without sounding like Kid Rock. With Astronautalis and Dieter Schaaf.
Art in the Barn, Fitchburg, 7 pm
In a benefit for Haitian earthquake survivors, this seven-piece group merges traditional Haitian and American music using finger-picked guitars, soaring violins and rich vocal harmonies. With Nelson Graham.
Barrymore Theatre, 7 pm
Bob's Burgers is Fox TV's edgy animated sitcom about a dysfunctional family that owns a burger joint. Here, the show's voice actors do a table reading of an episode. (See Comedy.)
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
Discover if you can lip-sync and head-bang at the same time: This duo's Pitchfork-lauded sophomore release, Reign of Terror, combines bubblegum-pop melodies with metal-esque guitar riffs. With Araabmuzik.