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The Day Ahead, March 6: MMOCA Nights, Duncan Trussell, ‘Blurt!’

The Capital Times

That joke killed

Duncan Trussell is a busy comedy writer, having worked on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appeared on “Drunk History,” but in Los Angeles he’s known for hosting comedy shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. See him alive and in person at the Majestic Theater at the Duncan Trussell Family Hour on Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 115 King St. Tickets are $20.

Night at the museum

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit “Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century” has been up for a few weeks, eliciting participation from viewers that will shape the future of the project. Check in at the next “MMOCA Nights” on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Explore the exhibit, enjoy music from Tony Castaneda, and hear poetry crafted by local writers in response to the project. The event is free for members, $10 for others.

It’s easy being green

On Friday, March 6, from 7-11 p.m., the third annual Sustainability Sideshow at the Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St., combines carnival games – a peep show, cycle races, and a “trashion fashion show” among them – with a message about green living. A fundraiser for both Sustain Dane and MCM, this year’s Sustainability Sideshow will include a new Edible Insect Banquet ($15) featuring five inventive courses from Liliana’s chef Dave Heide. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include appetizers, ice cream, a “Compost-olitan” cocktail and three game tickets. | 256-6445


Truth or dare

Quick-and-dirty storytelling returns to the Brink Lounge on Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, with “Blurt!” presented by The Bricks Theatre. Starting on March 1, sign up online to tell a two-minute true story (reading is OK) based on an “inspired word.” Shows start at 7:30 p.m. at the Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., with $5 tickets for readers and $10 general admission. | 661-8599


Sounds of Hollywood

Three composers who escaped Europe in the 1930s, Franz Waxman, Miklós Rózsa and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, come together on the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s March 6-8 program, featuring guest violinist Daniel Hope. Each man wrote both film scores and concert music; the symphony will perform some of each. Tickets cost $16-$84 for performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Overture Hall, 201 State St. | 258-4141

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