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01-31-2015

Special Event

"Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan" Book Talk in Madison

January 31, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Special Event
Michael Edmonds, author of Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan, will share his discoveries about Paul Bunyan's origins among Wisconsin loggers in the 1880s. He will describe where the stories began, how t... more >

Arboretum Night Walk: The Snow Moon.

January 31, 2015
1207 Seminole Hwy., Madison, WI 53711
UW-Madison Arboretum
From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Event
Photo credit Jeff Miller/UW Communications. Free naturalist-led hike. Great horned owls are quiet in February, but barred owls may be calling. If the owls are silent, we will stargaze and listen for other cre... more >

Cure Cabin Fever: Legends and Lore of the Northwoods

January 31, 2015
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Special Event
Learn about the legends and lore of the Northwoods through storytelling and hand-on activities. Create your own Hodag-inspired monster and make a felt Paul Bunyan beard. At 11 am, Michael Edmonds, author of Out of the N... more >

Frostiball

January 31, 2015
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
From: 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Special Event
Spend an unforgettable night out and support the arts in Madison with a thousand new friends! Downtown Madison’s signature event is now the gala fundraiser for Overture’s community programs. Don’t miss r... more >

Inspire Your Heart with Art

January 31, 2015
One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
DreamBank
From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
In celebration of National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, community leader and artist Emily Keown, leads this color-filled workshop encouraging little ones to express their creativity on canvas. Create an imaginative ma... more >

Kids in the Rotunda

Every Saturday until April 25, 2015
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 Free to Breathe Yogathon

January 31, 2015
1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715
From: 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy Free to Breathe. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Madison Free to Breathe Yogathon on Jan. 31 at Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.... more >

Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? Show

January 31, 2015
One John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Starting: 9:30 AM
Special Event
Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? - a nationally-syndicated, comedy/quiz/interview show distributed by PRI, Public Radio International. Broadcast live from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?... more >

Orchid Quest

Recurring daily until February 01, 2015
1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, WI 53562
Madison Marriott West
Sat. Jan. 31 10 am-5 pm, Sun. Feb. 1 10 am-4 pm
Special Event
Photo courtesy Orchid Quest. Don't miss Orchid Quest 2015, the largest orchid show in the Midwest. In the middle of winter it is so delightful to be surrounded by the colorful and exotic fragrance of the orchid wor... more >

Pro Arte Quarte with Emily Birsan

January 31, 2015
Mosse Humanities Bldg., Madison, WI 53706
UW-Madison School of Music
Starting: 8:00 PM
Special Event
David Perry and Suzanne Beia, violins; Sally Chisholm, viola; Parry Karp, cello. With Emily Birsan, soprano. Program: Haydn: String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 71 No. 3 Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 Dvorak: Strin... more >

Suds and Spirits Tour

January 31, 2015
674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53713
From: 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Special Event
Join us for a brewery bus tour visiting three of Madison's finest breweries! Itinerary: 4:00 pm: Depart the Vintage. 4:30 pm: House of Brews includes tour and samples. 5:30 pm: Karben4 Brewing includes guided beer tas... more >

Suds and Spirits Tour

January 31, 2015
674 S. Whitney Way, Madison, WI 53711
From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Special Event
Join us for a Suds & Spirits bus tour visiting two of Wisconsin's finest breweries & one distillery Itinerary: 11:00 am: Depart from the Vintage Brewing Co. 11:30 pm: Ale Asylum - one pint beer or three sample... more >

Ongoing Events

Dueling Pianos

Every Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
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 >

Exhibit Opening: Lessons from Penguins

Recurring daily until March 30, 2015
100 N. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703
Madison Children's Museum
Ongoing Events
Photo courtesy Madison Children's Museum. Party like a penguin! This stunning collection of 120 photographs by award-winning photographer J.J. L’Heureux celebrates the penguins of Antarctica. The photos of th... more >

FREE Drop In Tours

Every Saturday until February 28, 2015
201 State St., Madison, WI 53703
Overture Center for the Arts
Starting: 11:00 AM
Ongoing Events
Come and take a free tour of the Overture Center for the Arts. Tours run Saturday mornings at 11AM. more >

Ice Skating Rink

Recurring daily until April 01, 2015
1001 Wisconsin Pl., Madison, WI 53703
The Edgewater
Ongoing Events
Come and have some fun on The Edgewater Ice Skating Rink this winter. This outdoor rink is real ice that stays the perfect temperature all season thanks to a unique plumbed cooling system. The rink officially opens on Nov... more >

Live German Music at Essen Haus

Every Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
514 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
Essen Haus German Restaurant
Starting: 8:30 PM
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 >

Monkey Business Institute Improv Comedy Show (All-Ages)

Every Saturday until March 28, 2015
2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
5:30pm (Seating starts at 4:45pm)
Ongoing Events
Photo by Amelia John. Madison’s award-winning professional improv group creates a unique comedy show based on audience suggestions. With no sets, props, scripts or line memorization, MBI creates spur-of-the-m... more >

Monkey Business Institute Improv Comedy Show (Grown-Up Show)

Every Saturday until March 28, 2015
2916 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704
8pm (Seating starts at 7pm)
Ongoing Events
Photo by Amelia John. Madison’s award-winning professional improv group creates a unique comedy show based on audience suggestions. With no sets, props, scripts or line memorization, MBI creates spur-of-the-m... more >

Old Sugar Distillery Free Tasting and Tour

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 28, 2015
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 Wilber's "Going Home" exhibit

Recurring daily until February 27, 2015
610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703
The Lowell Center - Conference & Lodging Facility
From: 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Ongoing Events
Richard Wilberg's photography illustrates ideas about going home. Featuring earlier and current work, he combines poetry, stories, and song lyrics with imagery. The work describes searching for, living with, losing, and... more >
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