Today in 1969: CBS cancels “The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour,” a television show featuring edgy political satire and such rock bands as the Beatles, the Who, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors.
The brothers had refused to censor a comment made by Joan Baez. She wanted to dedicate a song to her husband, David, who was about to go to jail for objecting to the draft during the Vietnam War.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Today, Absolutely Art celebrates their 9th birthday with a reception featuring three groups of artists: Whitehorse Middle School 8th Graders, Lapham Elementary 2nd Graders, and the “Jean Project,” produced by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Meet the artists, and enjoy live music and refreshments by Bunky’s Café. This is from 5 to 9pm at Absolutely Art, 2322 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-249-9100.
Tonight, the Felix Series of New Writing welcomes Rob Halpern, reading from various works, including new work related to Guantanamo Bay detainees. Free and open to the public, this is at 7pm at Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 West Gilman.Visit felixreadingseries.wordpress.com for more info.
Tomorrow is the 10th annual SpringFest Arts and Crafts Show at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. There is a small admission fee that enters you in a drawing to win a door prize! There will be live music and over 80 artists selling their handmade goods. This is tomorrow from 9am to 3pm at the Warner Park Community Center, 1625 Northport Drive. Call 608-245-3670 for more info.