19 things to do this week in Madison

Wine + candy. Succulents. The Office trivia.

19 things to do this week in Madison

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Flix Brewhouse is playing classic Halloween movies throughout this month, including Dracula (1931) and Beetlejuice (1988).


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Adult Halloween! Wine Tasting with Candy Pairings
Monday | 6 and 7 p.m. | Leopold's Books Bar Caffè | $25
Wined paired with Halloween candy.

Orpheum Open House
Monday | 5:30 p.m. | Free
Come explore the newly renovated Orpheum Theater, which first opened its doors in 1927. Explore on your own or join the tours at 5:45 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

The Office themed trivia
Monday | 7 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | Free
What is the name of Angela’s favorite cat? I literally don't know! But if you're the kind of person that does, this event's for you!

Plant & Sip | Succulent Bar
Tuesday | Giant Jones Brewing | 6 p.m. | $60
A twist on the classic paint & sip event. First drink & arrangement included with ticket.

Cooking with the Cap Times: Chef Gil Altschul
Thursday | 6 p.m. | In-person + virtual | Free
Live cooking demonstration featuring Bandit Tacos & Coffee and Grampa's Pizzeria chef Gil Altschul. Some in-person tickets are available to Cap Times members.

Words with Nerds
Thursday | 7 p.m. | Crucible | $10 advance, $15 doors
Funny (and often R-rated) educational lectures mixed with stand-up comedy. Topics this month will include the sex lives of fish, the fact vs. fiction surrounding transhuman technologies, and the history of pre-film animation.

Lesbian Pop Up Bar
Thursday | Gib's | 6 p.m.

This series of popup bars exists to address the lack of lesbian bars in Madison.

A Circus Spooktacular Halloween show
Friday and Saturday | Madison Circus Space | $12+
An all-ages Halloween show full of ghouls, ghosts, glitter and glam.

UW Homecoming Parade and Block Party/Pep Rally
Friday | Alumni Park | 6-9 p.m. | Free
Parade, fireworks, pep rally, Badger pride.

Adult Swim: Halloweird
Friday | Madison Children's Museum | 5:30 p.m. | $20 advance, $25 doors
Adult Swim honors the public pool tradition of kicking the kids out so adults can have the space to themselves (without the water or need for a swimsuit). 21+ event.

Distant (2002) screening 🟠
Friday | 7 p.m. | UW Cinematheque | Free
Distant (2002) unfolds in a seamless succession of long takes that throws into sharp relief the immense divide between the two individuals.  Read more from Tone Madison

The Knocks and CANNONS
Friday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $28.50

The Knocks have been hailed worldwide for a carefree electronic sound that freely draws from soul, funk, disco, hip hop, house, and pop. CANNONS ebb and flow between otherworldly electro-soundscapes and evocative vocal transmissions, layering breezy pop atop cinematic sonic architecture.

Mr. Chair, Darren Sterud’s Gate Check 🟠
Friday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Bur Oak | $15 advance, $20 doors
On their new record Better Days, every core member of Mr. Chair seizes the opportunity to flex their compositional chops. Read more from Tone Madison

Madison Jewish Film Festival
Saturday and Sunday | Marcus Point Cinema | $10 per film, $36 all movies
Four films over two days in a variety of genres. There will be talkbacks with the directors and actors after the screenings.

No Question, Disease, L.I.B., Infernal Trench 🟠
Saturday | Mickey’s Tavern | 10 p.m. | Free
Local hardcore standouts No Question play their final show. Read more from Tone Madison

Hayrides & Hikes
Saturday | 1-3:30 p.m. | Cherokee Marsh
Tour Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon, take a short guided hike, or do both! Hayrides are $3/person (free for children 2 and under).

Cribshitter, Heavy Looks 🟠
Saturday | Crystal Corner Bar | 9 p.m. | $10
Two enduring Madison bands celebrate new albums. Read more from Tone Madison

Dagon (2001) screening 🟠
Sunday | 2 p.m. | Chazen | Free
Combining two short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon (2001) is an atmospheric, fast-paced piece of gothic horror. Read more from Tone Madison

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Talking Heads for Kids + More
Sunday | 12 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $15
Raise a little rocker with this reduced-volume concert designed for children age ten and under.

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