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Dead Man’s Carnival — Dec. 16

Milwaukee-based live music variety show Dead Man’s Carnival combines turn-of-the-century vaudeville with a do-it-yourself underground punk rock ethic, including traditional circus skills, obscure sideshow stunts, magic, juggling, striptease, human oddities, fire performance, aerial gymnastics and more. The show comes to the Majestic Theatre, 115 King Street, in Madison, on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Attendees must be 18 and over, and ID is required. 608-255-0901 or majesticmadison.com