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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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04-19-2015

Special Event

"Pygmalion": Madison Bach Musicians

April 19, 2015
900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
First Unitarian Society
Starting: 2:45 PM
Special Event
The Madison Bach Musicians, comprised of members of the School of Music as well as skilled musicians in our community, will present Jean-Philippe Rameau’s 1748 masterpiece on art & transformation, “Pygmali... more >

Arboretum Walk: For Love of the Earth

April 19, 2015
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Special Event
Free guided hike. This week marks Earth Day and John Muir's birthday. Also the 80th anniversary of first lilacs planted at the Arboretum. Join the naturalist to search for signs of spring and renewal. more >

Atlas Improv Presents: The Endurance Improv Fest

Recurring daily until April 19, 2015
609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Atlas Improv Company
See website
Special Event
Atlas Improv Co. will celebrate 11 years in Madison with the city's only improv fest -- The Endurance. Enter the arena for a TheatreSports throw down, get your true stories twisted into double-jointed realities, and top i... more >

Beethoven Competition Winners' Recital

April 19, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 3:30 PM
Special Event
Featuring the winners of UW-Madison’s annual Beethoven Piano Competition. Reception to follow. Made possible by the generosity of former UW Chancellor Irving Shain. more >

UW Gamelan Ensemble Concert

April 19, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy UW School of Music. Steve Laronga, director Performing Javanese music on traditional instruments. more >

Warner Park Bird and Nature Walk

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday until October 18, 2015
2930 N Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53703
City of Madison Parks
From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Free Family Friendly Nature Recreation! Enjoy Warner Park Bird and Nature Walks the 3rd Sunday of every month. Meet at the Tin Can Shelter (Warner Park Community Recreation Center in winter months) for an informal, fun ... more >

Ongoing Events

"Music Is..." Art Exhibit

Recurring daily until April 30, 2015
610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
From: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
In 2013 and 2014 Mike Anderson assisted the UW-Madison School of Music in a project to update their photo library. Many of these images were used to revise the School of Music website. During this time Mike was invited ... more >

Live Irish Music at Brocach

Every Sunday until September 27, 2015
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach on the Capitol Square
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 >

StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 17, 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 Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century.  more >

The Wizard of Oz

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until April 19, 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
They’re all here – good witch, wicked witch, lion, tin man, scarecrow, and the young girl from Kansas. It’s a show for the entire family filled with eye-popping costumes, rib-tickling humor, breath-takin... more >

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

Every Sunday until April 26, 2015
900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
First Unitarian Society
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 >

04-20-2015

Special Event

Guest Recital: Morgann Davis, Flute

April 20, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
With pianist Vincent Fuh. Morgann will also be appearing at the Wisconsin Flute Festival on Saturday, April 25, at the Pyle Center. Also, meet Morgann at an Arts Enterprise Student Association networking event at 12:00P... more >

Travel Adventure Film Series: The Heart of San Francisco w/Sandy Mortimer

Recurring daily until April 21, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI
7:30PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Wisconsin Union. Sandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant tur... more >

Ongoing Events

"Music Is..." Art Exhibit

Recurring daily until April 30, 2015
610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
From: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
In 2013 and 2014 Mike Anderson assisted the UW-Madison School of Music in a project to update their photo library. Many of these images were used to revise the School of Music website. During this time Mike was invited ... more >

04-21-2015

Special Event

History Sandwiched In: The Evolution of the Badger State Trail

April 21, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
William Hauda, President of the Friends of the Badger State Trail, discusses how a rail line designed to haul freight and passengers from Chicago to Madison and beyond never made it past our state capital because of polit... more >

Laser Business Coaching Open House

April 21, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Special Event
Give your confidence a boost, and break through obstacles to pursue your dream! Three experienced business coaches will provide free "laser" sessions to help get you out of your rut and ready to take the next st... more >

Travel Adventure Film Series: The Heart of San Francisco w/Sandy Mortimer

Recurring daily until April 21, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI
7:30PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Wisconsin Union. Sandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant tur... more >

UW Jazz Ensembles Concert

April 21, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & Blue Note Ensemble (both directed by Johannes Wallmann) with pianist David Berkman (NY) & saxophonist Dayna Stephens (NY), 7:30 pm. more >

UW Opera Workshop

April 21, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
David Ronis, and Mimmi Fulmer, directors An evening of selected scenes from your favorite operas. more >

Women’s Business Breakfast - Negotiating for the Jaguar with Kay-Tee Franke

April 21, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Special Event
Car salesmen are not the only negotiators. Studies continue to connect negotiation skills with success rates of careers, salaries and personal relationships. How can individuals master this skill while maintaining their a... 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 >

"Music Is..." Art Exhibit

Recurring daily until April 30, 2015
610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
From: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Ongoing Events
In 2013 and 2014 Mike Anderson assisted the UW-Madison School of Music in a project to update their photo library. Many of these images were used to revise the School of Music website. During this time Mike was invited ... more >
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