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Around Town: 3 weekend picks

bigpumpkinThe weekend of Oct. 9-11: 1. Giant Pumpkin Regatta: UW Horticulture students race paddle giant hollowed out pumpkins. Saturday, 12:30 pm on Lake Mendota at the Memorial Union. A couple of years ago there were so many people watching from the pier that it crashed into the water and dumped a whole bunch of people.  Will it be that exciting this year? 2. Wisconsin Book Festival: at bookstores and venues all over town. Includes Wisconsin author Jane Hamilton, along with David Rhodes, Saturday 7:30pm at Promenade Hall at the Overture Center.  3. Tracy Nelson Band featuring Ben Sidran, Friday 8pm at the Barrymore. Tracy can still belt it out..and with local piano man Sidran backing her up, you can't go wrong. Freaky Band Name of the Week: We All Have Hooks for Hands..Saturday night at the Memorial Union Rathskellar. With Sian Alice Group, Jeremy Messersmith. 8:30pm.(Free, 18+). Indie pop from Sioux Falls.

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