I know we pestered you with membership pitches for a couple of weeks, so I want to take time to say THANK YOU.
Our challenge to you was simple: when we made it to 200 supporting members, we'd release our new events calendar for all to enjoy.
Thanks to you, we met our goal weeks earlier than expected. So it's live now!!
What we need help with next: If your business or organization hosts events, would you reply to this email and tell me where we can find more information about them? It doesn't matter if you host them twice a week or twice a year... we want to know about them!
P.S. Don't forget about the Blooming Butterflies exhibit at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It's open through August 7.
Lakeside Cinema: Moana (2016)
Monday | 9 p.m. | Memorial Union | Free
From IMDb: "In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right."
NOBULL CrossFit Games
Wednesday through Sunday | Alliant Energy Center
Thousands of travelers will be in town for this annual CrossFit competition. Keep in mind that surrounding restaurants and venues might be more busy than usual. There are also opportunities to join as a spectator.
Thursday-Saturday | Comedy on State | Prices vary
Watkins is known for his Amazon Prime special "Family Reunion" and for being the voice of the Joker in DC's "Super Hero Girls," among other things.
Movies on the Water: Mighty Ducks (1992) & Miracle (2004)
Thursday | 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Edgewater | Free
Edgewater is showing movies every Thursday night through August 25. From Mighty Ducks IMDb: "A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team." From Miracle IMDb: "The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad."
Shakey (A Tribute to Neil Young)
Friday | Show at 5 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10
Local Neil Young cover band performing music from his solo career and collaborations.
Dane Dances: Latin Pride Orquesta and Eddie Butts Band
Friday | 5:30-8 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free
Dane Dances! is a family-friendly music event held on the Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August. The season of free concerts kicks off with Latin Pride Orquesta and Eddie Butts Band.
Friday | Show at 8:30 p.m. | The Majestic | $15 advance, $20 doors
The Veins aim to re-create the magical power and energy of a classic Prince show circa 1985: an all-out dance party with relentless funk, all the hits, tasty lesser-known classics, theatrical elements and dance choreography woven into it.
Sugar Maple Music Festival
Friday and Saturday | W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park | Ticket prices vary
A "traditional music" festival featuring heavy doses of bluegrass and folk music.
North Star Fest
Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Pocket Park (6010 Sharpsburg Drive) | Free
The North Star fest features is returning for its second year. Music acts: David Landau (aka “The King of Kids Music!”), Travis Agnew Band, Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars, and The Whiskey Farm.
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Saturday | 8 p.m. | The Barrymore | $45+
Hot Summer Gays booty pageant
Saturday | 10 p.m. | Robinia Courtyard | $10
Music by DJ Sarah Akawa, Maggie Cousin, and Goldiloxx.
🧡 Thanks, Tone Madison! We've included several contributions from Tone Madison's team of writers and editors. Check out more arts and culture coverage here.
☀️ Summer resources
- Isthmus' summer festival calendar
- The Cap Times' guide to 250 patios in Madison and beyond
- Madison Mom's summer camp guide
- The Cap Times' local berry picking guide
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