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💉 Let the vaccinations begin!
- Local children ages 5 to 11 are being vaccinated after the CDC and state officials recently gave the needed approvals for the Pfizer vaccine. Channel 3000 reports that SSM Health booked over 3,000 vaccination appointments within 12 hours of the CDC's announcement.
- Journalists from the Cap Times were on hand to witness some of the first vaccinations in the area. The kids are excited to be able to do more activities outside the house. Parents are excited, too. “This is better than Christmas, right?”
- If other vaccination stats are any indication, vaccinations in this age group will ramp up over the coming weeks. In Dane County, 77.6% of kids aged 12 to 15 are vaccinated and 81.8% of 17 and 18-year-olds are vaccinated.
- Police say that a student of Asian descent was walking home when Madison resident Gary Stephens slapped a phone out of their hand and used a racial slur.
- The incident is part of a surge in anti-Asian incidents on campus since the beginning of the pandemic.
🧀 AD: Food for Thought: Edible Madison Hosts Tasty Virtual Events for Cozy Nights.
- The Cheese Course Winter Issue Release Party on Wednesday, Nov. 17 will explore cheese course pairings that make your tastebuds dance with Landmark Creamery's Anna Thomas Bates, featuring cheese from three notable Wisconsin women cheesemakers. Event is free, with tasting kits available for purchase.
- Edible Madison brings a film festival award winner to our couch with a virtual screening of The Ants & The Grasshopper on Wednesday, Dec 1st — presented to Edible Communities nationwide, in partnership with the founders of Muloma Heritage Center. Grab your popcorn and enjoy a discussion with filmmaker Zak Piper and Muloma Founders, including Chefs Mashama Bailey, Adrian Lipscombe and Tonya Davis, on the connection of climate to kitchen and their work to preserve and protect Black foodways.
- Be the first to know what the Edible team is cooking up next. Sign up for their newsletter, The Beet.
🏈 Edgewood High School is taking the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association to court for removing its football team from the state playoffs.
- The school and the league disagree about whether one of the team's players was eligible to play in games this season. That's why the private high school was booted from the playoffs.
- The whole situation is pretty technical and involves discussion of two different kinds of waivers. A judge will have to sort through everything later this morning. That decision will affect who plays in the game scheduled for Saturday.
🗺️ Are all these conversations about redistricting and maps feeling a bit... abstract?
- For those of us who need visuals to really understand what's going on, there's this State Journal graphic showing the map proposals. You can toggle between the current maps and different proposals made by Governor Tony Evers and Republicans in the state legislature.
- Related: People’s Maps Commission unveils proposal, Evers promises to veto Republican maps (Wisconsin Examiner)
👀 Have you seen Madison365’s list of most influential Asian American leaders?
- The final installment in the series was just published this morning.
🚗 West Washington is open again!
- The city says it's done with the roadwork that has closed parts of the street for several months.
- Bike and bus lanes were added to the street.
⏰ Heads up: daylight saving time ends Sunday.
- (That means we set our clocks back an hour.)
- It's time to start bracing ourselves for shorter days and longer nights. Winter is coming.
🐈 What do you think this cat is trying to tell us? ChiChi definitely has something to say.
🦠 Covid-19 Resources
Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 55.2%
Dane County Vaccination Rate: 71.8%
Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.
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📅 Weekend events:
Friday, Nov. 5
- Ho-Chunk Nation Flag-Raising on Bascom Hill. For the first time in the history, the Ho-Chunk Nation flag will fly above Bascom Hall. 4 p.m.
- Christo's Novelty Combo concert in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens. $6. Doors at 5 p.m.
- Gojira at The Sylvee. $35 advance, $40 at door. Doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
- The Lone Bellow at the Majestic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $23 advance, $28 at door.
- “Ex Libris: New Recipe” fundraising event for Madison libraries. Food & drink, live music, silent auctions, and a special brew from Working Draft. 7 p.m. $75.
- “Possession” film screening at Vilas Hall. From IMDb: “A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.” 7 p.m. Free.
- Terence Blanchard at Memorial Union. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
- Sierra Ferrell at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 8:30 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $12 advance, $18 at door.
- DJ Pauly D (yes, the one from Jersey Shore) at Liquid. Show at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Saturday, Nov. 6
- Madison Herb Fair at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Speakers, outdoor winter herb walk, herbal marketplace. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission.
- Job Fair with Verona Area Chamber of Commerce at Verona High School. 10 am - 2 p.m.
- UW Art Department Open Studio Day. Meet the student artists, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working process. 12-6 p.m.
- Virtual Puppy Field Trip with DreamBank to California’s Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, a state-of-the-art adoption and education center. 12 p.m. Free.
- UW Madison football away game at Rutgers. Kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
- 6th Annual Candlelight Hike and Bonfire at Anderson Farm County Park in Oregon. Trail through the woods lit with tiki-torches. 5 p.m. Free.
- Elvis Costello and The Imposters at the Sylvee. Doors 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
- “Mulholland Drive” film screening at Vilas Hall. From IMDb: “After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.” 7 p.m.
- A Rolling Stones Tribute with Loving Cup at High Noon Saloon. Band will play entire “Sticky Fingers” album. $10 advance, $12 at door. Doors at 7 p.m, show at 8 p.m.
- Phat Phunktion with Wurk at the Majestic. Doors at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $14.
- Late Night Jam Session at Cafe Coda. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.
Sunday, Nov. 7
- Family Nature Walk at UW Arboretum. 1-2:30 p.m. Free.
- Herbs and Wisdom for Menopause class with Jackie Nikolaus of Community Pharmacy at Olbrich Gardens. 1 p.m. $25 non-member, $20 member.
- “The Loves of Carmen” silent film screening at Vilas Hall. 2 p.m. Free.
- Real Estate at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $25 in advance, $27 at door.
- Secondhand Serenade at the Majestic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 at door.