I hope you all have a very happy Halloween!
Brew 'N View: Twilight
Monday | Show at 7:30 p.m. | The Majestic | $5 advance, $7 doors
Watch party for Twilight (2008). Hosted by z104 and the Say It Out Loud podcast, which was recently profiled by the Cap Times.
No Time To Fail (with post-screening panel) 🟠
Monday | 7 p.m. | Arts + Literature Laboratory | Free
Two weeks ahead of the midterms, No Time To Fail (2022), a nail-biting 90-minute chronicle of Rhode Island elections officials’ sticktoitiveness, finds a vital local premiere at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Read more from Tone Madison →
Tuesday | The Majestic | Show at 8 p.m. | $20+
Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations.
Baby’s First Halloween
Wednesday | 9-11 a.m. | Madison Children's Museum | Free with admission
A Halloween celebration with activities designed for the youngest among us (birth to 3 years old).
Wednesday | 8 p.m. | High Noon | Free
Delightfully random presentations from local nerds. This time around: presentations on fear and court stenography.
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Wednesday | 3-6 p.m. | Downtown Madison | Free
Trick-or-treating at 60+ downtown locations, hayrides, Hocus Pocus (1993) screening, and other activities.
Politics & Policy with Nate Silver
Wednesday | 7 p.m. | Virtual (in-person tickets are sold out) | Free
FiveThirtyEight founder and editor-in-chief Nate Silver will discuss critical issues facing voters and share his opinions on polling data.
Lunar Moth, Totally Cashed, Shoobie, Smoke Free Home, Flying Fuzz 🟠
Thursday | Show at 8:00 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10 advance, $15 doors
Lunar Moth plays here to celebrate the release of its In The Mourning EP, which brings a few sides of the Madison trio into sharper focus. Read more from Tone Madison →
Schlock and Awe: Halloween Resurrection (2002)
Thursday | 9 p.m. | The Rigby | Free
Movie screening with commentary from local comedians.
Emo Halloween: A Night of Live Emo Tributes
Friday | Show at 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $15 advance, $20 doors
Tributes to My Chemical Romance, The Cure, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore.
Skalloween at Harmony Bar and Grill
Friday | 9 p.m. | Harmony Bar and Grill | $10
Ska music from Courtesy of Tim, Space Monkey Mafia, and Goodbye Mordecai.
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Performing Suspiria 🟠
Saturday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Orpheum $35+
This 45-year anniversary of Suspiria tour features a live band performing the soundtrack over a screening of the film. Read more from Tone Madison →
Willy Wonka Halloween Party
Saturday | 6 p.m.-12 a.m. | State Line Distillery | Free
State Line will be transforming their cocktail lounge into Willy Wonka's factory and serving one-night-only drink specials.
From Beyond (1986) screening 🟠
Sunday | Chazen Museum of Art | 2 p.m. | Free
Stuart Gordon's kinky, outrageous experiment in body horror concludes a retrospective of the director's work. Read more from Tone Madison →
Black Disability Politics Book Signing with Author Sami Schalk
Sunday | 12-4 p.m. | A Room of One's Own | Free
"Black Disability Politics" explores how issues of disability have been and continue to be central to Black activism from the 1970s to the present. Schalk is an Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at UW-Madison.
🍂 Fall fun
- 10 Spots for Fall Colors in Madison (Destination Madison)
- 9 fall drink specials to warm you up in the Madison area (Madison Magazine)
- Fall Farms, Pumpkin Patches & Orchards (Madison Mom)
- Mr. Autumn Man Walking Down Street With Cup Of Coffee, Wearing Sweater Over Plaid Collared Shirt (The Onion)
- Madison-area farmers stands, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more (Madison Magazine)
- Take a fall drive: 8 day trip adventures (Madison Magazine)