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From sunup to well after sunset, Madison, WI events will keep you engaged all summer long. Simply search by date, category, or keyword to discover your Madison "must-do!" 

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08-20-2014

Special Event

Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Native Grasses

August 20, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
Starting: 7:00 PM
Special Event
Free tour led by the Arboretum’s native plant gardener. We’ll take a closer look at the color, size, and features of native grasses, from tiny mustache grass to big bluestem. Tour will last until dusk. 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
Special Event
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 >

Nutrition 101 with Tracie Fountain

August 20, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Special Event
While we all know that making healthy choices can help our dreams go the distance – it’s often overwhelming to know where to start! Join nutritional consultant, Tracie Fountain, MS for a workshop filled with t... more >

The Seagull at American Players Theatre

August 20, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. This one's going to be something special - a lyrical, unrequited love story brimming with characters wildly passionate and more than a little kooky. Chekhov is the master of exposin... more >

Ongoing Events

Daily 25-mile Sightseeing Tours of Isthmus

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until September 30, 2014
, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 9:30 AM
Ongoing Events
Daily Highlights Tours of Madison, 2-Hour, 25-mile driving tours encompass the whole of Madison's downtown isthmus. We drive by all 3 lakes, showcase the Square, the best photo stops, Maple Bluff, Mansion Hill, the Univer... 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 >

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until August 31, 2014
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of The Fireside. This critically acclaimed musical revue is a joyful celebration of the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You may not know the names but we guarantee you know their music. Leibe... more >

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

Recurring every week day until October 31, 2014
900 University Bay Dr., Madison, WI 53705
Weekdays 10:30 and 2:30
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 >

Wednesday Night Wine Club

Every Wednesday until September 24, 2014
2951 Triverton Pike Dr., Madison, WI 53711
Liliana's Restaurant
Ongoing Events
Any day at Liliana's with any of our servers or bartenders for just $10. Earn points on every glass or bottle of wine that you buy. Earn 1 point for every dollar spent on wine. For every 200 points you get a free $10 cr... 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 >

Yoga For Good at ALNC

Every Wednesday until October 01, 2014
330 Femrite Dr., Monona, WI 53716
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ongoing Events
Join us for an invigorating 8-week yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center. This gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels (ages 10 and up), will be taught by instructor Meg Wambach, in the Nature Center&... more >

Yoga For Good-Evening Yoga Class at ALNC

Every Wednesday until October 01, 2014
330 Femrite Dr., Monona, WI 53716
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Ongoing Events
Join us for an invigorating 8-week yoga class at the beautiful Aldo Leopold Nature Center. This gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels (ages 10 and up), will be taught by instructor Meg Wambach, in the Nature Center&... more >

08-21-2014

Special Event

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
Special Event
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 >

Capitol City Band Concert

August 21, 2014
115 N. Eau Claire Ave., Madison, WI
From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
Enjoy free concerts at Rennebohm Park on Thursday evenings in the summer. more >

Make Your Dream A Script For The Performance Of A Lifetime

August 21, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
6:30-7:30pm
Special Event
Where could your dreams take you if you let go of your fears and limitations? Step into DreamBank for a fascinating look under the spotlight with Jessica Lanius and Mike Lawler — the pioneering directors of The Su... more >

Mansion Hill West: Historic Architecture Walking Tour

August 21, 2014
319 N. Henry St., Madison, WI 53703
From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. The story of Madison's "aristocracy hill" can be seen in buildings spanning nearly 100 years, including early sandstone mansions and many houses by ... more >

Morning Play Date

August 21, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Special Event
Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends and dreaming at DreamBank. While kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our new exhibits and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snacks, f... more >

Small Business Webcast - Virtual Freedom - How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time and Build

August 21, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Special Event
What could virtual staffing do for your business dream? Discover the possibilities virtual assistants offer entrepreneurs in this live webcast featuring Chris Ducker, CEO of Virtual Staff Finder. Chris will discuss differ... more >

Travesties at American Players Theatre

August 21, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 7:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. Unless you've seen Travesties, you've never seen anything like Travesties. Stoppard's literate and very funny comedy tests the elasticity of memory and language, in the theatrical e... 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 >

Basic Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Every Thursday until August 28, 2014
1625 Yahara Pl., Madison, WI 53704
Urban Excursions
Starting: 6:00 PM
Ongoing Events
This two hour session covers the basics of SUP. We go over parts of the board and paddle, proper stroke technique, and maneuvering the board. Some off-water instruction, lots of on-water practice. more >

Daily 25-mile Sightseeing Tours of Isthmus

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until September 30, 2014
, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 9:30 AM
Ongoing Events
Daily Highlights Tours of Madison, 2-Hour, 25-mile driving tours encompass the whole of Madison's downtown isthmus. We drive by all 3 lakes, showcase the Square, the best photo stops, Maple Bluff, Mansion Hill, the Univer... more >
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