12 interesting events happening this week
Winter holidays are coming up quick!
Happy Sunday, Madison!
The annual Zoo Lights show opens for the season this Friday. From Nov. 25 through the end of December, you can experience Henry Vilas Zoo after hours under the glow of almost one million lights.
General admission is $10 and children 3 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited carousel rides, and yes, adult beverages will be available for purchase with ID. Santa will be available for pictures every night until Dec. 23.
Disney Movies/Music Trivia
Monday | High Noon Saloon | 7 p.m. | Free
Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Latin Music Fest
Wednesday | The Majestic | 7:30 p.m. | $25
Multiple music acts as well as dance lessons.
Madison Turkey Trot 5K
Thursday | Alliant Energy Center | Prices vary
Run, walk, or trot your way through these races, which take place on the Alliant Energy Center grounds.
Thursday | 3-5 p.m. | Delta Beer Lab | Free, donations accepted
A free community Thanksgiving meal. Pre-registration requested.
Thursday | 4-7 p.m. | Centro Hispano | Free
Local products for sale, traditional Latin American food and beverages, crafts, activities for children, and more.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Friday | The Overture Center | 7 p.m. | $35+
This re-mixed version of the seasonal classic combines hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music.
5th Annual Celebration of Tom Petty
Friday | 8 p.m. | The Majestic | $15 advance, $20 doors
An annual gathering of Tom Petty fans.
Madison Makers Black Friday Market & Pub-Crawl
Friday | 12-5 p.m. | Multiple venues | Free
More than 120 vendors spread across multiple bars and venues. A full map and vendor list is available here.
Kids in the Rotunda Presents: Truly Remarkable Loon
Friday | Overture Center | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. | Free
Come see the final shows of Truly Remarkable Loon, who is retiring after a four-decade-long juggling career.
Dyke Dive: Taylor v. Everyone
Saturday | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | The Wisco | $5-10
Taylor Swift sing-off and dance-off. All queer people and allies are welcome.
Holiday Market at The Boneyard
Sunday | 12 p.m.-4 p.m. | The Boneyard | Free
A pet-themed holiday market. Free holiday photos for dogs.
Garver Feed Mill Holiday Craftacular
Sunday | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Free
Shopping, food, and crafts.
📡 On our radar…
- Madison Downtowners Happy Hour on Dec. 1.
- Brew Lights on Dec. 1.
- Five Finger Death Punch on Dec. 2.
- Fair Trade Holiday Festival on Dec 3.
- The Crafy Fair on Dec. 3 and 4.
- Madison Symphony Orchestra’s /Community Carol Sing on Dec. 3
- Capitol Christmas Pageant on Dec. 4
- Olbrich Gardens Holiday Concert Series: Paran Amirinazari & Eric Tran on Dec. 4
- Eastside Winter Market on Dec. 10 and 11.