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If you're looking for things to do in Madison, WI this spring—indoors and out!—keep connected with our events calendar. Simply search by date, category, or keyword to discover "don't-miss" Madison experiences.

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04-24-2014

Special Event

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3: “A Future Past”

April 24, 2014
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
7–8:30 p.m.
Special Event
Short videos and films curated for Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3: “A Future Past.” Wanda Nanibush, curator, writer, and media artist, selected these nine videos (2010 and 2011) to introduce artists... more >

Design MMoCA Gala

April 24, 2014
227 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00PM-9:30PM
Special Event
Photo credit Design MMoCA ©Darris Harris. Join this fun and fabulous preview event, brimming with champagne and hors d’oeuvres, elegance, and entertainment. Be among the first to experience Design MMoCA,... more >

Entrepreneur Book Club - The Art of the Start

April 24, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
Noon-1pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy DreamBank. Over the course of six meetings, we will read Guy Kawasaki’s book “The Art of the Start”, discuss its powerful principles, and most importantly - take action on what we l... more >

Entrepreneur Book Club - The Art of the Start

April 24, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
1-2pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy DreamBank. Over the course of six meetings, we will read Guy Kawasaki’s book “The Art of the Start”, discuss its powerful principles, and most importantly - take action on what we l... more >

Walk with a Doc

April 24, 2014
325 W. Olin Ave., Madison, WI
Starting: 6:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Madison Parks. Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Each walk will be approximately 30-... more >

Ongoing Events

"Geeks Who Drink" Trivia

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 30, 2014
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 >

Boat Rentals on Madison Lakes

Recurring daily until October 01, 2014
5381 Westport Rd., Madison, WI 53708
SkipperBud's
From: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Enjoy boating Madison on a Pontoon or Sport Boat from Skipper Buds. We offer Hourly, Half Day and Full Day boat rentals 7 days a week, April 15th through October 1st. Boats leave from our docks on Lake Mendota. We provi... more >

Dueling Pianos

Every Tuesday, Thursday until September 25, 2014
116 W. Mifflin St. or 111 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 9:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Dueling Pianos non-stop entertainment! Join us nightly request songs and sing along! Perfect for your special occasion or for just a night you won't forget! Dueling Pianos Thurs-Sat nights, solo all request shows Tues &am... more >

Earth Day Bouquet

Recurring daily until April 27, 2014
various sites across southcentral Wisconsin, WI
Ongoing Events
Earth Day Bouquet offers families a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, get involved in the local and natural community, and become motivated to make a difference in the health and sustainability of the enviro... more >

Fiddler on the Roof

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until June 08, 2014
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of The Fireside. Arguably the greatest musical ever written and certainly one of the most popular shows in Fireside history, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF makes a triumphant return to the Fireside stage for th... more >

Live Music: Johnny Chimes

Every Thursday until September 25, 2014
117 S. Butler St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bayou: A New Orleans Style Tavern
From: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Tickling the ivories in the NOLA way. more >

Los Grandes del Arte Moderno Mexicano

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until June 01, 2014
227 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Ongoing Events
Los Grandes del Arte Moderno Mexicano (Masters of Mexican Modern Art) showcases the artists who, more than any others, defined Mexican Modernism in the 1920s and 1930s: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Frida Kahlo, Leopoldo Mé... more >

Old Sugar Distillery Free Tasting and Tour

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
931 E. Main St., Ste. 8, Madison, WI 53703
Old Sugar Distillery
Thursdays and Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays noon-10pm
Ongoing Events
Come visit Old Sugar Distillery in downtown Madison. Less than a mile from the Capitol, Old Sugar Distillery produces world class spirits using many local ingredients. Tours are free and last about ten minutes. You can... more >

Richard III - East-West Fusion

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 03, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI
April 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, May 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 pm April 20, 27 at 2:00 pm
Ongoing Events
“Now is the winter of our discontent.” We close our 2013-4 season with a classic tale of murder, lust, and betrayal as the Bard’s infamous hunchback, the Duke of Gloucester, once again claws his way to t... more >

Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 30, 2014
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ongoing Events
German immigrant Paul Seifert came to Wisconsin and lived a varied and creative life on the edges of society but all the while deeply immersed in the Wisconsin River valley landscape of the Driftless Region he called home... more >

Youth Open Play at Keva Sports Center

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday until May 29, 2014
8312 Forsythia St., Middleton, WI 53562
Keva Sports Center
From: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of KEVA Sports Center. Open activities and inflatable bounce castle for youth.  Parent supervision required.  Fee of $5 for one child, $7 for 2, $9 for 3 or more.  $3 additional charge... more >

04-25-2014

Special Event

Agricultural Innovation Prize

Recurring daily until April 26, 2014
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Special Event
Photo courtesy of Ghetty Photos. WID, UW–Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation are hosting a public event called the Agricultural Innovation Prize: Powered by 40 Changes, a national competition for stu... more >

Friday Girls Night Out in Cambridge

April 25, 2014
102 W. Main Street, Cambridge, WI 53523
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Special Event
Have a fun night out with the girlfriends while raising money for a good cause. Special Late Hours, Special Deals, Tastings, Raffles and much more! Reserve your goody bag for $10 each at Premiere Couture 145 W. Main St. ... more >

Temples w/ Drowners & Squarewave @ High Noon Saloon

April 25, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
9:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Temples are a neo-psych group from the Midlands, England. more >
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