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09-03-2015

Special Event

APT's Othello

September 03, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
"After defeating all enemies on the field of battle, Othello returns triumphant to his home. To his wife. But in war, even the winning side takes some hits, and the deepest wounds aren’t always the ones that bl... more >

Fitchburg Center Farmers Market

Every Thursday until October 29, 2015
5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg, WI 53711
Agora at Fitchburg Center
From: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Special Event
Market Season is here! Vendors will be arriving weekly as the season starts to wind up. Shoppers can find a host of Wisconsin grown produce, fruits, flowers, cheese, meats, organic options, baked goods, preserves, fiber ... more >

GLEAM, Art in a New Light

Recurring daily until October 30, 2015
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Special Event
This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designe... more >

Greenway Station Farmers' Market

Every Thursday until October 08, 2015
1650 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Greenway Station makes it easy to enjoy farm fresh goodness throughout the growing season. Shop the Greenway Station Farmers' Market every Thursday, rain or shine, for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, plus h... more >

Ongoing Events

"Geeks Who Drink" Trivia

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 29, 2015
115 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Buck & Badger
Starting: 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Join us for trivia night, complete with prizes and drink specials. This night is a lot more entertaining than other trivia nights with rounds such as name that tune, picture rounds, and the questions are really funny. &... more >

Decoding Motivation to Achieve your Dreams

September 03, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
6:15-7:30
Ongoing Events
Motivation is the fuel that ignites your passions and moves you in the direction of your dreams. In this enlightening program, Susan shares the science behind motivation and how you can find your “sweet spot” ... more >

Kilkenny Traditional Irish Music

January 29, 2015
1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI 53562
Claddagh Irish Pub
From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Traditional Irish band Kilkenny performs at the Claddagh restaurant/pub in Middleton every Thursday. Food and drink specials. more >

Live Music: Johnny Chimes

Every Thursday until September 24, 2015
117 S. Butler St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bayou: A New Orleans Style Tavern
From: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Johnny will play great NOLA music to enhance your dinner/happy hour experience at the Bayou. more >

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until September 06, 2015
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Arrival times 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Ongoing Events
This Broadway hit is a mix of country, rock, western-swing and folk music. The singing sisters from the Double Cupp Diner and the Pump Boys next door will serenade you with hits like “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almo... more >

Shifting Gears Exhibit: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 10, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Museum. Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in the new exhibition Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. Showcasing the crucial role that Wi... more >

Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2015
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
T, W, F: 9am–5pm, Thur: 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun: 11am–5pm
Ongoing Events
"Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah" conceived by Faisal Abdu’Allah, Associate Professor, Art Department, and developed collaboratively with UW–Madison stud... more >

Suds and Spirits Bus Tour

September 03, 2015
9 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ongoing Events
Suds and Spirits Bus Tour 5:30 -8:45 pm Departs the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 Wilson Street. Transportation: 14 passenger shuttle bus. Join us for for a bus tour to a local distillery and two local breweries! Itine... more >

UW Geology Museum Storytime

Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday until September 03, 2015
1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 10:30 AM
Ongoing Events
Photo credit UW Geology Museum. Museum storytime is geared toward preschool-aged children and each week features a book, museum specimens and a craft to take home. No reservations required, except for groups larg... more >

09-04-2015

Special Event

APT presents Edward Albee's Seascape

September 04, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
"Marriage is more than just champagne and pillow talk, particularly when a couple has had a few decades for the bloom to fall off their matrimonial rose. On the far side of retirement, even a flawless stretch of beac... more >

APT's Pride and Prejudice

September 04, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Zane Williams. "This play is just about the perfect pairing for a sweet summer night. A rapturous romantic comedy, propelled by Austen’s sparkling characters and blazing wit. With coupl... more >

APT's The Island

September 04, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. "This play will get under your skin. It’s personal and enormous; two men sentenced to life in the belly of a system stacked against them. But their friendship brings them... more >

ESPN Lunchtime Live

Every Friday until November 20, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Statehouse at The Edgewater
12:00pm -1:00pm
Special Event
Join The Edgewater and ESPN Wisconsin every Friday this football season for Lunchtime Live presented by CUNA Mutual Group. Each Friday from 12pm-1pm in The Statehouse, Big Ten Network Analyst and former UW receiver, Brand... more >

GLEAM, Art in a New Light

Recurring daily until October 30, 2015
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Special Event
This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designe... more >

Ongoing Events

Live Traditional Irish Music: The Currah

Every Friday until September 25, 2015
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach on the Capitol Square
From: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Enjoylive traditional Irish music with The Currach. more >

Lunch Time Yoga

September 04, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
Lunch Time Yoga
Ongoing Events
Feel happier and healthier with this relaxing, body-strengthening yoga session in DreamBank’s inspiring space! Led by Cindy Weber, owner of Cinergy Fitness, this bi-weekly class offers a unique opportunity for your ... more >

Roger Ballen Photography

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until November 01, 2015
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
T, W, F: 9am–5pm, Thur: 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun: 11am–5pm
Ongoing Events
Roger Ballen is one of the most original image makers of the twenty-first century. This exhibition features recent black-and-white photographs from "Asylum of the Birds" (2014, Thames & Hudson) and "I F... more >

Shifting Gears Exhibit: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 10, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Museum. Travel through 130 years of Wisconsin cycling history in the new exhibition Shifting Gears: A Cyclical History of Badger Bicycling. Showcasing the crucial role that Wi... more >

Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2015
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
T, W, F: 9am–5pm, Thur: 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun: 11am–5pm
Ongoing Events
"Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah" conceived by Faisal Abdu’Allah, Associate Professor, Art Department, and developed collaboratively with UW–Madison stud... more >

09-05-2015

Special Event

APT's A Streetcar Named Desire

September 05, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo by Carissa Dixon. "New Orleans is a city of hardcore survivors. And for survivors, love is a beast of a different sort. Not moonlight and magnolias but gas lamps and whiskey. It’s sexy and it&... more >

APT's An Iliad

September 05, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Liz Lauren.  "This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and ... more >
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