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Utilize our events calendar below to find summer activities like outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets, and guided garden tours. Simply search by date, category or keyword, and discover unique Madison experiences.


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08-28-2015

Special Event

APT's An Iliad

August 28, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Liz Lauren.  "This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and ... more >

APT's The Island

August 28, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. "This play will get under your skin. It’s personal and enormous; two men sentenced to life in the belly of a system stacked against them. But their friendship brings them... more >

APT's The Merry Wives of Windsor

August 28, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Liz Lauren. "Windsor life is sweet, simple and in a constant state of amicable chaos. A bustling, middle-class burg kept – just barely – in line by the wit of its women, as jubila... more >

Behind the Beat Tritonics

August 28, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
The Tritonics are Jeff Stehr, Dave Bolyard, Tom Plutshack, Dave Cusma and Glenn Asch. They write, arrange and perform original music written in the Jamaican roots styles of rock steady, ska and reggae. They also cover cru... more >

Friday Live Music & Fish Fry on The Plaza

Every Friday until August 28, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Bill Fritsch. Every Friday enjoy great fried fish, fabulous views, & live music. See website for the weekly performance schedule. more >

WUD Music Presents: Madison County

August 28, 2015
800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706
Memorial Union
Starting: 9:00 PM
Special Event
Madison County is a 7-piece Country Showband, based out of Madison, Wisconsin, that has been been voted as Local Group of the Year 9 years running at the Q106 MCMA (Madison Country Music) Awards Shows, among many others. ... more >

Ongoing Events

Adult Swim: Craft on Tap

August 28, 2015
100 N. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Children's Museum
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ongoing Events
Get your craft on! What pairs better with craft beer than arts & crafts? – Create your way through a variety of fabulous craft stations – Enjoy Kraftwerk and Kraftwerk-inspired beats by DJ Spincycle on ... more >

Hilldale's Grand Wide Open

Recurring daily until August 30, 2015
702 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI 53705
Hilldale Shopping Center
Fri and Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun, 11am-6pm
Ongoing Events
Hilldale’s Grand Wide Open Friday, August 28th thru Sunday, August 30th Stop, Shop & Dine at Hilldale’s Grand Wide Open events this weekend! Join us for live music, food carts, yoga, face painting, photo o... more >

Live Traditional Irish Music: The Currah

Every Friday until September 25, 2015
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach on the Capitol Square
From: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Enjoylive traditional Irish music with The Currach. more >

Madison Originals Flavors of Summer

Recurring daily until August 31, 2015
, Madison, WI
Ongoing Events
August means it’s time for Madison Originals Flavors of Summer! This In-Restaurant event has kicked off and will be picking up steam as the month goes on. Several of the local, independent restaurants and associate ... 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 >

Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah

Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2015
750 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
Chazen Museum of Art
T, W, F: 9am–5pm, Thur: 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun: 11am–5pm
Ongoing Events
"Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah" conceived by Faisal Abdu’Allah, Associate Professor, Art Department, and developed collaboratively with UW–Madison stud... more >

Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center

Every Friday until August 28, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater Spa
9:00am
Ongoing Events
The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center is excited to announce public wellness classes. This class is 21st Century Yoga on the Mat, hosted by Jim Fabry on Fridays in August at 9:00am. This class is intended for intermedia... more >

Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center

Every Friday until August 28, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater Spa
5:30pm
Ongoing Events
The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center is excited to announce public wellness classes. This class is 21st Century Yoga on the Mat, hosted by Jim Fabry on Fridays in August at 5:30pm. This class is open to all levels of y... more >

Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until August 31, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater Spa
7:00am
Ongoing Events
The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center is excited to announce public wellness classes. This class is 21st Century Yoga on the Mat, hosted by Jim Fabry on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in August at 7:00am. This class i... more >

Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center

Recurring every week day until September 01, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater Spa
12:00pm
Ongoing Events
The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center is excited to announce public wellness classes. This class is Lunchtime Flow. It is hosted every weekday, Monday through Friday, by Jim Fabry. This class is open to all levels of yo... more >

08-29-2015

Special Event

APT presents Edward Albee's Seascape

August 29, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
"Marriage is more than just champagne and pillow talk, particularly when a couple has had a few decades for the bloom to fall off their matrimonial rose. On the far side of retirement, even a flawless stretch of beac... more >

APT's Othello

August 29, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
"After defeating all enemies on the field of battle, Othello returns triumphant to his home. To his wife. But in war, even the winning side takes some hits, and the deepest wounds aren’t always the ones that bl... more >

APT's Private Lives

August 29, 2015
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
From the American Players Theatre website: "Elyot and Amanda have a way of making people fall in love with them; their charisma a force matched only by their egos. Not necessarily a solid foundation for marriage, but... more >

Arboretum Night Walk: On the Full Moon.

August 29, 2015
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Special Event
Called Corn Popping Moon by the Ho-Chunk. Late summer haze can make this full moon rise red in color. more >

Hilldale Farmer's Market

Every Wednesday, Saturday until October 31, 2015
702 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison, WI 53705
Hilldale Shopping Center
From: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
Located at the rear of our shopping center where Segoe Road meets Heather Crest, you'll find a wonderful selection of local food purveyors with a delightful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, plants, ... more >

Savvy City Cycling: A Bicycle Commuting Workshop for All Experience Levels

August 29, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Special Event
Savvy City Cycling is a bicycle commuting workshop - for all levels of experience and especially for adults. Whether you've been riding for a while and want to commute to work or school, or just starting out and need to l... more >

University Heights Neighborhood Historic Architecture Walking Tour

August 29, 2015
Corner of Prospect and Van Hise avenues, Madison, WI 53726
From: 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Special Event
Photo credit: Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. Here is where homes by Frank Lloyd Wright, his mentor Louis Sullivan, and local architects Claude & Starck and Alvan Small stand side-by-side. This early s... more >
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