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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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09-21-2014

Special Event

American Buffalo at American Players Theatre

September 21, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 6:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Zane Williams. Even the bitterest of plans are fabricated with hope. Hope for luck. For trust. For better things to come. In Mamet's first trip to the Touchstone, he brings us Donnie, Teach and Bobby -... more >

Arboretum Special Event: Native by Design: Gardening for a Sustainable Future

September 21, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Molly Fifield-Murray. Using the Arboretum’s Wisconsin Native Plant Garden as an outdoor classroom, workshops are combined with expert advice and living examples to guide those wishing to become s... more >

Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

September 21, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Special Event
Photo credit Molly Fifield-Murray. See what is going on in the restored woodlands, wetlands and prairies near the Visitor Center. 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 >

Greater Tuna

September 21, 2014
821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
Starting: 2:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jim Stauffer. This fall, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas! “Where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!” Two ac... more >

Guided Garden Strolls

Every Sunday until September 28, 2014
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Starting: 1:30 PM
Special Event
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens. Guided garden strolls will vary somewhat according to the season to refl... more >

Guided Garden Strolls

Every Sunday until September 28, 2014
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Starting: 3:00 PM
Special Event
Get an insider's view of Olbrich's outdoor gardens during a free guided garden stroll. All ages are welcome for this casual overview of the Gardens. Guided garden strolls will vary somewhat according to the season to refl... more >

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Orchestral Splendor Concert

September 21, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
2:30 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Greg Anderson. Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform: Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Martin’s Concerto for Seven Winds, and Saint-Saën’s ... more >

Madison Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Splendor

Recurring daily until September 21, 2014
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703-2214
Overture Center for the Arts
7:30 (19th), 8:00 p.m. (20th), 2:30 p.m. (21st)
Special Event
John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra present three shows to kick off their 2014-15 season. Shows times: Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm; Saturday, September 20 at 8pm; Sunday, September 21 at 2:30pm. more >

Monastery Building Tours

September 21, 2014
4200 County Road M, Middleton, WI 53562
From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Tour our ‘green’ monastery building, dedicated in November 2009, and certified by the US Green Building Council in 2010 at the platinum level, with 63 out of a possible 69 points on the LEED (Leadership in Ene... more >

PINTEREST PARTY - Birthday Boards

September 21, 2014
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Special Event
Wishing a loved one ‘Happy Birthday’ is just another way to show your support for their dreams! Be sure you’re ready to share your warm wishes by creating your very own Birthday Board at DreamBank - a fu... more >

School of Music Alumni Recital

September 21, 2014
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
1:30 PM
Special Event
The UW School of Music Alumni Association (SOMAA) Fall Alumni Showcase will feature a variety of regionally local UW grads that are representing UW proudly through their music making, including singer Jamie Rose-Guarrine ... more >

The Importance of Being Earnest at American Players Theatre

September 21, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 6:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Carissa Dixon. Our very own brand of summer blockbuster: a bountiful crowd-pleaser, complete with mistaken identity, mad extravagance and people who know nothing about love hurtling headlong into it. I... more >

Travesties at American Players Theatre

September 21, 2014
5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green, WI 53588
American Players Theatre
Starting: 1:00 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

"The American Landscape: Seven Perspectives" art exhibit

Recurring daily until October 01, 2014
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
The Lowell Center - Conference & Lodging Facility
Ongoing Events
Exhibitors include Carl Bowser, Wayne Brabender, Marcia Getto, James Meldrum, Don Mendenhall, David Peterson, and Paul Thoresen. more >

Daily 25-mile Sightseeing Tours of Isthmus

Every Sunday, Saturday until September 28, 2014
, Madison, WI 53703
Starting: 1:30 PM
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 >

Les Miserables

Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday until October 26, 2014
1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Fireside Dinner Theatre
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy of The Fireside. The Fireside is proud to present the world’s longest running musical! LES MISERABLES has won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as over 100 international awards. Seen... more >

Live Irish Music at Brocach

Every Sunday until March 29, 2015
7 West Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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 >

09-22-2014

Special Event

Arboretum Night Walk: Equinox

September 22, 2014
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
6:30-8 pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy Molly Fifield-Murray. Watch the sunset on the autumnal equinox on this naturalist–led tour and learn more about this annual occurrence. 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 >

UW Health Moving Forward, Normal Memory Loss vs. Dementia

September 22, 2014
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI
From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
Susanne Seeger, MD, UW Health Memory Clinic You are becoming more forgetful and, at times, confused. What is the problem? A medication side effect? Depression? Normal aging or dementia? Find out from Dr. Seeger what sym... more >

Ongoing Events

"Geeks Who Drink" Trivia

Every Monday, Thursday until March 30, 2015
107 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Capital Tap Haus
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 >

"The American Landscape: Seven Perspectives" art exhibit

Recurring daily until October 01, 2014
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
The Lowell Center - Conference & Lodging Facility
Ongoing Events
Exhibitors include Carl Bowser, Wayne Brabender, Marcia Getto, James Meldrum, Don Mendenhall, David Peterson, and Paul Thoresen. 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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