So many options!
I can already tell that October is going to be a big month for “Hocus Pocus” screenings. I’m going to keep a running tally and see how many screenings there are by the end of the month.
One thing we’re still working through is how to keep you updated on the various plays and exhibits that last for weeks at a time. They don’t fit neatly into our existing events post format.
I’ve been feeling particularly motivated to work on this since a very nice barista told me he was performing in “CLUE Live! On Stage!” which runs through October 9th at the Bartell.
- World Dairy Expo. Tuesday through Saturday. Trade shows, agriculture contests, presentations. $12 for a day pass, $35 all access.
Monday, Sept. 27
- Downtown Madison Inc. Annual Celebration at Monona Terrace. 4:30-8:30 p.m. $90.
- A Virtual Conversation With Julietta Singh, author of THE BREAKS, and Gabrielle Civil! Hosted by A Room of One's Own. 6 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Madison schools Board of Education meeting. 6 p.m. Virtual.
- The Dead South at the Sylvee. Doors 6 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. $25 advance, $30 at door. Must have printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
- American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Karben4 Tap Room. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- National Voter Registration Day. Organizations are hosting nearly 19 voter registration sites throughout the city. Times vary.
- Webinar: Infrastructure, Transportation and Justice. Wisconsin Energy Institute, UW-Madison. 4:30 p.m. Virtual.
- “E.T.” screening at Zook Park. 6 p.m. Free.
- Ladies Must Swing Orchestra concert at Olin Park Pavilion. 6-8 p.m. Free.
- Webinar: Herbs & Fermentation for Digestive Health hosted by Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
- Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real at the Sylvee. Doors 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $27.50 advance, $30 at door. Must have printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
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Wednesday, Sept. 29
- The Future of Transportation Day at the Capitol. Informational booths and electric car test drives. Co-hosted by Wisconsin Clean Cities & RENEW Wisconsin. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Startup Roundtable: recruiting teams who share your vision by StartingBlock Madison. 12 p.m. Free.
- Reconnecting with the Madison Marketing Community at Vintage Brewing Company-West. 5-6:30 p.m.
- Bus rapid transit (BRT) public meeting. Staff will present design drawings for the east-west MetroRAPID Red Line, with opportunity for questions and comments. 6-7:30 p.m. Virtual.
Thursday, Sept. 30
- Moos and Brews: A pop-up taproom benefitting The River Food Pantry. Try the newest beer in The K4 Project line-up: Moo Moo Brew Brew farmhouse cream ale. Pop-up located on the lawn outside 828 John Nolen Drive.
- The Bur Oak-toberfest. Beer, brats, music, games, raffle prizes. Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Recovery Inc. 4 p.m.-close.
- Artful Wine Walk hosted by Downtown Sun Prairie. Downtown businesses pouring samples of wine and hosting activities. 5-8:30 p.m. $35.
- Madison Locked Up On The Outside Forum at the Urban League of Greater Madison. Hosted by the Madison Chapter of EXPO. Listening session and conversation with the Wisconsin Division of Community Corrections and elected officials. 6-8 p.m.
- Epicurean Evening, benefiting Clean Wisconsin at Monona Terrace. 5-9 p.m. $150+.
- Madeon at the Sylvee. Doors 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $26 advance, $29.50 at door. Must have printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Capitol Comedy Hour Presents: Alex Hooper at The Rigby. 7 p.m. $10.
- Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Memorial Union. $10+. 7:30 p.m.
- LAUGHIN' TO KEEP FROM CRYIN': Oh! Those Blues of Langston Hughes at Crucible. A “multilayered tribute to Langston Hughes in his own words.” Doors 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Free.
Friday, Oct. 1
- Verona Fall Fest. Vendors, music, food trucks, “Hocus Pocus” screening. 4-9:30 p.m.
- Overture fall galleries reception. Artist talks from 5-9 p.m.
- “Hocus Pocus” screening at Meadowood Park. 6-8 p.m. Free.
- “News of the World” screening at Delta Beer Lab. 7:10 p.m. Free.
- David Miner concert at Memorial Union Terrace. 8-11 p.m. Free.
Saturday, Oct. 2
- Badger Bash at Union South, 8:30-11 a.m. Free.
- Día de Fútbol at Breese Stevens Field. Sponsored by Forward Madison FC and La Movida Radio. Soccer clinics and activities. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Wisconsin versus Michigan at Camp Randall Stadium. Kickoff at 11 a.m. $110+.
- Bans Off Our Bodies march for reproductive rights. Starts at UW library mall. 1 p.m.
- Leatherface + Lace halloween themed party at Crucible. 8:30 p.m. $5+. Proof of vaccination required.
Sunday, Oct. 3
- Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color, about a half hour drive from Madison. Over 150 vendors selling arts, crafts, local produce, fall flowers, and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
- ArtWorks Fall Art Show at Garver Feed Mill. Vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
- Turath Baladna: A Celebration of Palestinian Culture at James Madison Park. Dance, food, Henna painting, and gifts and clothes made in Palestine. 12-3 p.m. Free.
- Nature Hike at the Arboretum. Learn about the land; plants, animals, and fungi; phenology; and ecological practices and concepts. Free, no registration required. 1-2:30 p.m.