Events: Sept. 20-26
Planning for the week ahead...
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This is just the 5th time we've sent a standalone events post, so we're still refining our process.
- 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
- The Orphan The Poet, Friday Pilots Club, and Rightfield at the Bur Oak. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
- Advocacy in the A.M. at University Research Park. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce will unveil its new two-year legislative agenda. 8-10 a.m. Free for Chamber members, non-member $25. Proof of vaccination or recent negative Covid-19 test result required for entry.
- Dog Nail Trim Clinic at Bad Dog Frida benefitting Lola's Lucky Day Rescue. $10 per dog. Must reserve a time slot online. 4:30 - 7 p.m.
- Ice Nine Kills at The Sylvee. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 pm. $25 advance, $30 at door. Must have printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- “Toy Story 4” screening at McGinnis Park. 6 p.m. Free.
- Madison city council meeting at City-County Building. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Streaming details included on meeting agenda.
- Dave Zirin, author of “The Kaepernick Effect” in Conversation with Bill Leuders. Organized by The Progressive in collaboration with A Room of One's Own. 7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Drag Queen Bingo with Kendra Banx$ at Delta Beer Lab. 7:30-9 p.m. $5 per bingo card.
Wednesday, Sept. 22
- Workshop: Easy No-Canning Food Preserving. Hosted by DreamBank. 12 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Redistricting Information Meetings at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Learn about proposals for redrawing the City's alder districts and wards. Virtual.
- Chrysalis Courtyard Pop Up. Resale, vintage, craft vendors. 4-7 p.m. Free.
- Conversation with Madison Schools superintendent Carlton Jenkins. 6-7 p.m. Virtual.
Thursday, Sept. 23
- Radicals & Progressives Meet & Eat at Ichiban Restaurant. Sponsored by the Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin. 6 p.m.
- Advance Screening: “Birds of Paradise” at Union South. 7 p.m. From IMDb: “Two girls at an elite Parisian ballet academy have their bond and bodies tested as they compete for a contract to join the company of the Opéra national de Paris.” Free.
- 90s Alt Night with Granny Shot at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Must have printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
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