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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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04-16-2014

Special Event

C4 Public Lecture: Experiments in Social Computation

April 16, 2014
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715
7:00 p.m.
Special Event
The Center for Complexity and Collective Computation (C4) at WID presents the John von Neumann Public Lecture Series in Complexity and Computation, featuring Michael Kearns from the Department of Computer and Information ... more >

Spring Reggae Jam @ High Noon Saloon

April 16, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
7:30 PM
Special Event
The Spring Reggae Jam will raise money to benefit both the Millennium Soccer Club and OM Build. Music from Fortunate Youth, True Press, Peewee Dread, Perspective Heights, DJ Kayla Kush. more >

STREB: FORCES

April 16, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703-2214
Overture Center for the Arts
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Elyssa Goodman. Once called the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb's choreography, which she calls "POPACTION," intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, circus, and... more >

Walk with a Doc

April 16, 2014
1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison, WI
Starting: 6:30 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

Adult League Trivia

Every Wednesday until September 24, 2014
117 S. Butler St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bayou: A New Orleans Style Tavern
From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Bring your dirty mind down here for this popular trivia event. Free to play and bucket beer specials. Test your trivia skills to win up to $30 to spend at the Bayou! 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 >

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 >

Ivory Room: Solo Show

Every Wednesday until September 24, 2014
116 W. Mifflin St. or 111 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Join us nightly to request your favorite 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 & Wed nights. more >

Live Irish Music Session with Madison's Best Irish Musicians

Every Wednesday until September 24, 2014
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach Irish Pub
Starting: 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Live Irish Music Session with Madison's best Irish musicians. 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 >

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 >

04-17-2014

Special Event

Colectivo Coffee Dinner

April 17, 2014
440 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703
Bassett Street Brunch Club
From: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Special Event
Join Chef Matt Pace for a limited seating, coffee-inspired dinner around our cozy diner counter. Enjoy four-courses of scratch comfort food packed with a Colectivo Coffee punch. Two seatings, 6:00 pm & 7:45 pm. See ... more >

MadCity Sessions: The Whiskey Farm

April 17, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703-2214
Overture Center for the Arts
From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
The Whiskey Farm is an Americana band from right here in Madison, WI.  Formed in 2010, the band released their first record, "Middle of America," in 2011, and subsequently won the MAMA Award for Best Amer... more >

The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam

April 17, 2014
30 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
7:00 PM
Special Event
Dr. Andrew Wiest, Distinguished Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society, The University of Southern Mississippi Lecture and Book Signing Even though it is often remember... more >

Todd Barry "Crowd Work Tour" @ High Noon Saloon

April 17, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing "Third Conchord" on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rour... 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 >

Live Bluegrass Music: The Old Tin Can String Band

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until September 18, 2014
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach Irish Pub
Starting: 9:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Live Bluegrass w/ The Old Tin Can String Band every first and third Thursday of the month. 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 >

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 >
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