Autumn commences this short week, and with it a new arts season in Madison. The calendar includes: a talk by Joan Peterson and Terese Allen; the final Jazz at Five of the year; the Alive in the Garden of Night collaborative concert and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services 35th anniversary party; and, more live music from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Mount Eerie, and Trevor Hall.
NOTEWORTHY: Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, 1998.
Weary Traveler, 4:30 pm
The authors discuss the 2013 edition of Wisconsin Local Foods Journal, which focuses on Badger chefs and foodstuffs.
NOTEWORTHY: First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, 1774.
100 block of State Street, 5 pm
At this free outdoor concert, Cheryl Bentyne of the Grammy-winning vocal group the Manhattan Transfer will croon with Mark Winkler, a skillful singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of jazz, pop and Broadway musicals. With the Ray Rideout Quartet.
High Noon Saloon, 8 pm
Four sets of musicians raised in Baraboo join forces for a collaborative concert, a quadruple album release and a tour of the Midwest. The show features Daniel & the Lion, Phox, Sonntag and former We the Living frontman John Paul Roney, who now leads the Nashville folk act Boom Forest. (See Tour Stop.)
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson fronts this Dead-inspired group, which gives the jam-band tradition a modern twist with soulful vocals and a twinkling electric piano.
NOTEWORTHY: Henry David Thoreau departs Walden Pond to live with Ralph Waldo Emerson's family, 1847.
Plan B, 6 pm
Tonight, you can help fight domestic abuse by wearing bellbottoms and leisure suits. VO5 performs at the disco-themed affair.
UW Music Hall, 9 pm
This Seattle-area folk artist crafts moody records and intricate packaging filled with detailed liner notes and collections of his own photos. Be among the first to hear his new album, Ocean Roar. With Nicolas Szcepanik.
Majestic Theatre, 9 pm
Filled with sunny chords and reggae influences, Hall's tunes sound like summer. Savor the end of the season with tunes from his new album, Everything Everytime Everywhere. With Bello and T.U.G.G.