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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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04-20-2014

Special Event

Arboretum Walk: For Love of the Earth

April 20, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Special Event
Free naturalist-led hike. This week marks Easter, Earth Day, and John Muir's birthday. Where does your inspiration come from? Join the naturalist to search for signs of spring and renewal. Note: Visitor Center buildi... more >

Easter Brunch at The Madison Concourse Hotel

April 20, 2014
1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
9:00 am -1:00 pm
Special Event
Come enjoy an Easter brunch to remember! April 20, 2014, serving 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Adults $35 | Seniors $32 | Children (4-12 years old) $12 Reservations required. Call 608-294-3031. Complimentary parking. more >

Easter Shopping at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

Recurring daily until April 20, 2014
575 W. Linmar Lane, at I-94 at Hwy. 26, exit 267, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Johnson Creek Premium Outlets
Friday/Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Special Event
Johnson Creek Premium Outlets offers the perfect place to finish Easter Shopping with hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19. Children 10 and under are invited to bring a basket and enjoy a free tradi... more >

Grand Easter Buffet

April 20, 2014
1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI 53562
Claddagh Irish Pub
From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Claddagh Irish Pub will be hosting its 5th annual Easter Sunday Brunch…expecting over 500 attendees. After the phenomenal success of Claddagh’s Easter Sunday brunch in its inaugural year of 2009, our friends ... more >

Natty Nation & Euforquestra @ High Noon Saloon

April 20, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
8:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub--this is the unique blend of music that is Natty Nation. For more than 17 years Natty Nation has kept the positive messages of their unique indige... more >

Ongoing Events

Artisan Gallery presents: Three New Painters, Food & Craft, and ReStore

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday until June 01, 2014
6858 Paoli Rd., Paoli, WI 53508
Artisan Gallery & Creamery Cafe
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Artisan Cafe. We are pleased to introduce three highly talented Wisconsin artists to Artisan Gallery.  Tom Sargeant is a Madison area artist who paints in a muted pallet to create texture and la... 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 >

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 >

Live Irish Music at Brocach

Every Sunday until September 28, 2014
7 West Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 5:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Listen to live Irish music from various artists every Sunday (no live Irish music on the fifth Sunday of the month when it occurs). 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 >

Mary Poppins

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until April 20, 2014
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of The Fireside. The Fireside is proud to be the first professional theatre in Wisconsin to present a sparkling new production of this beloved Tony Award winning musical. The world’s favorite &... 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 >

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Unitarian Meeting House, A National Historic Landmark

Every Sunday until September 28, 2014
900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
10:00 and 12:00
Ongoing Events
The Unitarian Meeting House was completed in 1951 and was designated by the AIA as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's top 17 buildings in 1961. It had a major and lasting impact on church architecture and was designated as a Nat... more >

04-21-2014

Special Event

Travel Adventure Film Series: Lost Worlds of the Middle East with Rick Ray

April 21, 2014
1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706
Union South
7:30PM (Dinner 5:30PM)
Special Event
Photo courtesy Union South. Filmmaker Rick Ray will present his documentary on the Middle East as part of the Wisconsin Union Theater's Travel Adventure Film Series. A pre-show dinner will be held in Varsity Hall. more >

Y & T @ High Noon Saloon

April 21, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
7:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Before Motley Crue, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, when Y&T formed in the early 1970s, they set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the most ... more >

Ongoing Events

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 >

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 >

Meditation at Monona Terrace

Every Monday until May 12, 2014
One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
From: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Ongoing Events
The practice of meditation provides a sense of calm and inner peace that benefits both your emotional well-being and overall health. It’s simple, free and doesn’t require any special equipment. 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 >

04-22-2014

Special Event

Music Trivia @ High Noon Saloon

April 22, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
6:00 PM
Special Event
Strictly Discs and the High Noon Saloon are teaming up to test your music knowledge. Teams of up to 5 people will compete for great prizes by answering music related questions (without the help of phones, computers, etc.)... more >

Travel Adventure Film Series: Lost Worlds of the Middle East with Rick Ray

April 22, 2014
1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706
Union South
7:30PM (Dinner 5:30PM)
Special Event
Photo courtesy Union South. Filmmaker Rick Ray will present his documentary on the Middle East as part of the Wisconsin Union Theater's Travel Adventure Film Series. A pre-show dinner will be held in Varsity Hall. more >

Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn Groups

April 22, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
Noon-1pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy DreamBank. Interested in how you can leverage LinkedIn groups for your business? Learn how to get started, and apply best practices to ensure it is a success. Bring your laptop or tablet for this int... more >

Unlocking the Power of LinkedIn Groups

April 22, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy DreamBank. Interested in how you can leverage LinkedIn groups for your business? Learn how to get started, and apply best practices to ensure it is a success. Bring your laptop or tablet for this int... 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 >

Artisan Gallery presents: Three New Painters, Food & Craft, and ReStore

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday until June 01, 2014
6858 Paoli Rd., Paoli, WI 53508
Artisan Gallery & Creamery Cafe
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Artisan Cafe. We are pleased to introduce three highly talented Wisconsin artists to Artisan Gallery.  Tom Sargeant is a Madison area artist who paints in a muted pallet to create texture and la... more >
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