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02-27-2015

Special Event

DIY Science. The Science of Complexity: Markets, Politics, Ants, Neurons and Distributed Computation

February 27, 2015
330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715
Discovery Building
From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! At DIY Science, adult (18+) audiences are encouraged to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research. Complexity science i... more >

Good Kids

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 07, 2015
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Skot Weidemann. “There’s what you believe…and then there’s what you know.” Everyone knows that something happened at the party – but they all believe something diff... more >

Michael Alexander

February 27, 2015
1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI 53562
Claddagh Irish Pub
From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Special Event
Michael is the Lead Singer in SAND. Michael is a Member of Crowbar Inc. Michael talks baseball on CBS sports Radio on am1670 and FM 106.7. Michael is part owner of Sandmanmusicagency. Michael is the Sandman. Michael think... more >

UW-Madison's Musical Theatre Open Mic w/Four Seasons Theatre & MTM

February 27, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Do you have what it takes to be Madison's next great musical theatre star? Music Theatre of Madison continues its popular Musical Theatre Idol competition where local singers get to belt it out Broadway style -- and the a... more >

Wisconsin Environmental Health Conference

February 27, 2015
600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792
UW Health & Unity Health Insurance
From: 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
This one day conference will educate health care professionals and other interested parties about important environmental factors affecting human health. Open to students and general public as well. CEU and CME event. Fri... more >

Ongoing Events

Dueling Pianos

Every Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
116 W. Mifflin St. or 111 State Street, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 8:00 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 >

Exhibit Opening: Lessons from Penguins

Recurring daily until March 30, 2015
100 N. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Children's Museum
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Madison Children's Museum. Party like a penguin! This stunning collection of 120 photographs by award-winning photographer J.J. L’Heureux celebrates the penguins of Antarctica. The photos of th... more >

Ice Skating Rink

Recurring daily until April 01, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater
Ongoing Events
Come and have some fun on The Edgewater Ice Skating Rink this winter. This outdoor rink is real ice that stays the perfect temperature all season thanks to a unique plumbed cooling system. The rink officially opens on Nov... more >

Live German Music at Essen Haus

Every Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
514 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Essen Haus German Restaurant
Starting: 8:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Photo credit Alex Lahti. Dance the night away to live bands performing spirited German drinking hall songs at the Essen Haus! Live music most Thursdays, and every Friday and Saturday. Check our website for performa... more >

Live Traditional Irish Music: The Currah

Every Friday until March 27, 2015
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach on the Capitol Square
Starting: 5:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Enjoy Live Traditional Irish Music w/ The Currach at Brocach Irish Pub in downtown Madison WI every Friday. more >

Old Sugar Distillery Free Tasting and Tour

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
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 Wilber's "Going Home" exhibit

Recurring daily until February 27, 2015
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
The Lowell Center - Conference & Lodging Facility
From: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Richard Wilberg's photography illustrates ideas about going home. Featuring earlier and current work, he combines poetry, stories, and song lyrics with imagery. The work describes searching for, living with, losing, and... 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 >

StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 15, 2015
227 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday-Thursdays 12-5 pm, Friday 12-8 pm, Saturday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm
Ongoing Events
The current exhibitions on view at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are Storybook: Narrative in Contemporary Art, and From Here to There: Alec Soth's America. For more information about each exhibition, please vis... more >

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 07, 2015
113 E. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
The Bartell Theatre
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Bartell Theater. Shipwrecked twins. A lovesick duke and a countess in mourning. A social-climbing servant and the drunken partiers who want to take him down. Shakespeare’s classic comedy recei... more >

02-28-2015

Special Event

2015 Dairy-Aire Gymnastics Invitational

Recurring daily until March 01, 2015
One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Special Event
Come check out Wisconsin's Dairy-Aire and bring your teams to one of the finest meets in the Midwest. The competition site is located in downtown Madison in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Convent... more >

Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

February 28, 2015
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jeff Miller/UW Communications. Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training provided; groups welcome with advance notice. Meet at the Visitor Center. W... more >

Brainiac Bowl

February 28, 2015
5810 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705
From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Don’t miss the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s Brainiac Bowl—a lively science, history, culture and pop trivia contest in which teams match wits against each other and raise funds for environmental educatio... more >

Good Kids

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 07, 2015
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Skot Weidemann. “There’s what you believe…and then there’s what you know.” Everyone knows that something happened at the party – but they all believe something diff... more >

Good Kids

Every Sunday, Saturday until March 08, 2015
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 2:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Skot Weidemann. “There’s what you believe…and then there’s what you know.” Everyone knows that something happened at the party – but they all believe something diff... more >

Kids in the Rotunda

Every Saturday until April 25, 2015
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703-2214
9:30am, 11am, 1pm
Special Event
Each Saturday from the end of September through April at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM, Overture Center presents Kids in the Rotunda, a series of FREE artistic programs designed for children and families. This popular performin... more >

Madison Brewery Bus Tour

February 28, 2015
674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI
From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Special Event
Join us for a brewery bus tour visiting three of Madison's finest breweries! Itinerary: 5:00 pm: Depart the Vintage. 5:15 pm: WI Brewing Co includes tour and samples. 6:30 pm: One Barrel Brewing includes pint of beer ... more >
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