How to have fun in Madison this week

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How to have fun in Madison this week

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Interested in visiting a local pumpkin patch, orchard, or corn maze? Here are two wonderful resources from local media organizations. 👇

Fall Farms, Pumpkin Patches & Orchards | In and Around Madison, WI
Fall in Wisconsin is pretty fantastic! And one of our favorite family activities is to visit the local farms, pumpkin patches & orchards.

Madison-area farmers stands, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more
Nothing quite says autumn like sipping on fresh apple cider or a trip to the pumpkin patch. Check out these fall activities in the Madison area.

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South Central Wisconsin Job Fair
Tuesday | 2-6 p.m. | Alliant Energy Center | Free
80+ participating employers. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Presentation: Inventing the Alphabet
Tuesday | 4:30 p.m. | The Chazen  | Free
UCLA professor Dr. Johanna Drucker discusses her new book Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to the Present, which explores the history of the alphabet and our contemporary understanding of its origins and development.

Panel: Black Women Artists Speak
Tuesday | MATC Goodman South Campus + virtual | 6 p.m. | Free
This panel invites Black women artists to share their true experiences in Madison and what should be done to ensure equity and fairness in the Madison arts. The discussion will be livestreamed on Facebook.

The Low Czars, Aaron Scholz 🟠
Wednesday | The Bur Oak | Show at 8 p.m. | $8 advance, $10 doors
Scholz opens with a solo set here and then performs as a member of the excellent cover band The Low Czars. Read more from Tone Madison

Brahmulus, Little Earthquakes 🟠
Thursday | High Noon Saloon | Show at 8 p.m. | $10 advance, $15 doors
Genre-bending acts Little Earthquakes and Brahmulus make up a can't-miss bill for anyone who loves a bit of a twist to their music. Read more from Tone Madison

50 Year-o Anniversary Bash for Parthenon Gyros
Thursday | 2-7 p.m. | Free admission
Reduced-price gyros, gyro eating contest, prize wheel, and a lot of celebrating.

Death Cab for Cutie
Thursday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Sylvee | $49.50+
Death Cab for Cutie is one of the biggest acts to emerge from the indie rock scene of the ’00s. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. The band’s tenth studio album ‘Asphalt Meadows’ was released this month.

Movies with Madison Parks: Frozen II (2019)
Friday | Kingston - Onyx Park | 6:30 p.m. | Free
From IMDb: "Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom."

Enigma: The Prints Of David Lynch gallery reception & David Lynch: The Art Life screening 🟠
Friday | Tandem Press | 5 pm. | Free
In conjunction with a reception for Enigma, Tandem Press will also host an outdoor screening of the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life (2016). Read more from Tone Madison

Hanah Jon Taylor Artet: Tribute to John Coltrane 🟠
Friday | 7 p.m. | Café Coda | $20
On the 76th anniversary of Coltrane's birth, Hanah Jon Taylor's Artet marks the occasion with a tribute show at Café Coda. Read more from Tone Madison

Fresco Presents Opera On The Point
Friday and Saturday | 7 p.m. | Picnic Point | Free
Fresco Opera will tell tales and sing songs that will thrill you and fill you with fantastic terrors.

Monroe Street Festival
Saturday | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free admission
Features a range of activities to bring the community together including sidewalk sales, grab and go food specials, outdoor entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Biergarten and Food Cart Cinema at San Damiano
Saturday | 4-9 p.m. | San Damiano | Free admission
Beer, food carts, and a still-to-be-announced movie screening at San Damiano, the former friary that was purchased by the City of Monona last year.

Lucinda Williams
Saturday | 8 p.m. | The Barrymore | $37+
Lucinda Williams has released fourteen albums, won three Grammy awards, and been named Time’s Songwriter of the Year during her four decades of blending country, rock, folk and blues.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Sunday | 7:30 p.m. | The Barrymore | $22
Laser and light show featuring the recordings of Pink Floyd

Día de Fútbol
Sunday | Breese Stevens Field | Free
Festival atmosphere, youth soccer clinic for children ages 8-15, youth soccer games (teams pre-selected), appearances from Forward Madison players, food vendors, music, and the opportunity to connect with local organizations.

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