Things to do in Madison, WI: Nov. 15-21

Things to do in Madison, WI: Nov. 15-21

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Monday, Nov. 15

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Thursday, Nov. 18

  • Sustain Dane Summit. A "day filled with education, inspiration, reflection, and connection." $75 general admission.
  • Madison Night Market. Local art, live music. The market runs along State Street and Gilman Street. 4-9 p.m. See full list of vendors here.
  • Holiday Cocktail Class at Garver Lounge. 2-3 hour class. Take home recipes, bitters and sweet vermouth so you are ready to recreate cocktails at home. 6 p.m. $160 for 2 people.
  • Cooking with the Cap Times: Chef Tami Lax. Food editor Lindsay Christians will talk and prepare duck confit stuffing with Tami Lax, the chef and owner of Harvest and The Old Fashioned. Virtual attendees are welcome to cook along and encouraged to ask questions. 6 p.m. Virtual. Free.
  • Holiday Bake-Along with The Baked Lab. Learn all the tips and tricks of the pie-trade. Virtual. 6 p.m. Free.
  • Surfaces at The Sylvee.  Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
  • Panchromatic Steel at High Noon Saloon. Tickets start at $12. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Phony Ppl at Wisconsin Union Theater. Tickets start at $35, with discounts for UW staff and students. 7:30 p.m.
  • Late Night is back at Mint Mark for one night only. Late night eats and cocktails. 10 p.m.-close.

Friday, Nov. 19

Saturday, Nov. 20

  • Holiday Market at Monona Terrace. More than 60 vendors. 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Harvest Walk with Madison Public Library storyteller-in-residence Andi Cloud at Edna Taylor Conservation Park. "Take a stroll through Edna Taylor Conservation Park .. and listen in for an autumn harvest storytime for adults and families of all ages." 10 a.m.
  • Drag brunch at the Rigby. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 includes admission and breakfast.
  • UW Football vs. Nebraska. Kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
  • Vintage Clothing & Art Pop-up Shop at 513 State Street. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Caamp at the Sylvee. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
  • Full Moon Night Walk at UW arboretum. 6:30 p.m. Free.
  • Found Footage Festival: Tape Trading Classics at The Barrymore. “Hosts … take you back in time to the pre-internet 90s to resurrect the best ‘tape traded’ videos passed from weirdo to weirdo on VHS.” Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $15 advance, $18 at door.
  • Leesh at Robinia Courtyard. Dance party. 9 p.m. $10.

Sunday, Nov. 21

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