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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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04-18-2014

Special Event

Concert pianist Inon Barnatan at Mills Hall

April 18, 2014
455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Union Theatre. Recently named as the New York Philharmonic's first-ever Artist-in-Association, Inon Barnatan is a classical sensation. The Wisconsin Union Theater will be presenting his concert in M... more >

Cosmic Railroad w/ New Speedway Players @ High Noon Saloon

April 18, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
9:30 PM
Special Event
Cosmic Railroad is a jam band based out of southeastern Wisconsin, born sometime in 1999. As the story goes, all the guys in Cosmic Railroad were involved with their own respected bands. These bands would book shows toget... 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 >

Playtimes of the Past

April 18, 2014
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
10am-2pm
Special Event
Explore a different side of history in this drop-in spring break program. Discover toys and games from Wisconsin's past, enjoy a snack, and create an art project to take home. 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 >

Dueling Pianos

Every Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
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 >

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 German Music at Essen Haus

Every Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
514 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Essen Haus German Restaurant
From: 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM
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 September 26, 2014
7 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Brocach Irish Pub
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 >

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 >

Old Sugar Distillery Free Tasting and Tour

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 27, 2014
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 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 >

The Yellow Boat

Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 18, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI
April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm April 5, 6, 12, 13 at 2:00 pm
Ongoing Events
Benjamin is a young boy with a vibrant imagination and endless creativity. He is also a young boy with a special physical challenge. His resiliency and honesty in coping with his illness makes this drama for children and... 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 >

04-19-2014

Special Event

Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo + The Jimmys @ High Noon Saloon

April 19, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
8:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Formed as a trio in May of 2008, Aaron Williams (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Shackelford (Drums, Vocals) and Z (Bass, Vocals) have the blues deeply rooted in the music they love to play. ... more >

Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

April 19, 2014
SE corner of Seminole Hwy & Beltlne frontage road, Madison, WI 53711
From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot, southeast corner of Seminole Hw... more >

Davey Doodle & The Red Hots @ High Noon Saloon

April 19, 2014
701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
High Noon Saloon
11:00 AM
Special Event
Photo courtesy High Noon Saloon. Davey Doodle and the Red Hots will get your toes tapping and bodies moving to their own unique interactive family fun music. Come join us for our Kindie New Years Party including a ... 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 >

Kids in the Rotunda

Every Saturday until April 19, 2014
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 Mallards Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt

April 19, 2014
2920 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Madison Mallards
From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy James T. Addis. The Madison Mallards will host the Great Dane Easter Egg Hunt at the “Duck Pond” on April 19th. Gates for the event will open at 9:00 am, with the hunt starting at 9:30 a... more >

Spring Sprint for the Arb

April 19, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center
Special Event
Sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Run or walk for fitness and to support Arboretum programming. For more information or to register, see http://uwarboretum.org/springsprint/ more >
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