Events: Sept. 20-26

Events: Sept. 20-26

Planning for the week ahead...

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  • Fall Restaurant Week through Friday. Three-course meals starting at $25.
  • New Glarus Oktoberfest. Thursday through Sunday. Music, food, beer, wagon rides, chainsaw carving. Free admission.
  • Black Women’s Wellness Day virtual event on Friday and Saturday. Tickets sales end on Wednesday. "Mix of information, inspiration, and empowerment." $50 general admission, $35 senior and student admission.
  • Art Fair on the Square organized by MMoCA. Saturday and Sunday. Music, entertainment, and outdoor dining. Nearly 500 artists and artisans showing their work.

Monday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Thursday, Sept. 23

Friday, Sept. 24

  • “1917” screening at Delta Beer Lab. From IMDb: “Two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.” Starts at 7:20 p.m. Free.
  • Unscripted comedy show at Bos Mead Hall. Comedians make up a set on the spot. 8-10 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door.
  • Deeper with Mia Joy at Memorial Union Terrace. 8-11 p.m. Free.
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” movie discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. 7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
  • “Spaceballs” screening at Peace (Elizabeth Link) Park. From IMDB: “A star-pilot for hire and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save Planet Druidia from the clutches of the evil Spaceballs.” 7 p.m. Free.
  • Pick Me Up at the Border. Bike to the Illinois border and back. Shorter routes available. Starts at 6:30 p.m. $15 donation required.

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Monroe Street Festival. Food, music, vendors, dance and music classes. Starts at 9:30 a.m. Free.
  • Hometown Brewdown festival at Hometown Community Park in Verona. Games, live music, food and cheese vendors, over 200 beers. 2-6 p.m. $10-$75
  • Acoustic Throwback Night at Buck & Honey's in Monona. Acoustic 90s and 00s throwback hits on waterfront. 5:30 -8:30 p.m.
  • Forward Madison vs Greenville Triumph at Breese Stevens Field. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $18.
  • “Nasir” screening at Vilas Hall. Part of UW Cinematheque New Indian Cinema series. The film “chronicles a single day in the life of the title character, a Muslim salesman at a Hindu-owned sari shop.” 7 p.m. Free.

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • 5th Annual Puptoberfest at Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona. Local vendors, crafts, music, nail trims and micro-chipping. 12-5 p.m. Free admission.
  • Garden Stroll, a “gently paced stroll through the gardens” at the UW Arboretum. 1-2 p.m. Free.
  • Run Wild at Henry Vilas Zoo. 10k run, 5k run/walk, kids fun run. 7 a.m-12 p.m. $20-$40
  • Drag City Revue at Five Nightclub. 9-10:30 p.m. No cover.

💡 Have you checked out GLEAM at Olbrich Gardens yet?

  • Light installations have been installed across the garden grounds. It’s a totally different experience than a daytime stroll!
  • GLEAM is open through the end of October.
  • Tickets are…
    • $11 for Olbrich members
    • $15 for non-members
    • $7 for kids ages 6-12
    • Free for kids 5 and under