Events happening this week
Events: July 4 - July 10
Pro Choice Rally
Monday | 12 p.m. | State Capitol
Reproductive rights activists will gather at the Capitol. Planned Parenthood and others will have information booths.
Monday | 2-8 p.m. | The Edgewater | Free
Live music, face painting and balloon art, lawn games, crafts, and concessions.
Lakeside Cinema: Nim's Island (2008)
Monday | 9 p.m. | Memorial Union Terrace | Free
Description from IMDb: "A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading."
YOUR Lunch Time LIVE: Caravan
Tuesday | 12-1 p.m. | Near Wisconsin State Capitol | Free
Get out of the office (or house) for Your Lunch Time Live, a free concert series that lasts through August. This week, jam out with Caravan, a local instrumental acoustic jazz group.
Twin Peaks Trivia
Wednesday | 7 p.m. | Bierock | Free
Trivia night with questions about the serial drama from the early ’90s, its follow-up movie and more recent Showtime series.
Presentation: “How Sea Ice Impacts the World”
Wednesday | 7 p.m. | Virtual option | Free
Sea ice is a hugely consequential component of the climate system. In this talk, UW professor Till Wagner will discuss its importance and why we should learn more about it.
Movies on the Water: Planes (2013) & Top Gun (1986)
Thursday | 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | The Edgewater | Free
Edgewater is showing movies every Thursday night through August 25. From Planes IMDb: "A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race." From Top Gun IMDb: "As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom."
Concerts on the Rooftop: One of the Boyzz
Thursday | Show at 7 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free ticket required
This band pays homage to “Rock Greats” with covers and also plays some original songs as well.
Real Talk: A Stand-up and Storytelling Event
Friday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Bur Oak | Free
Real Talk brings together talent from across the midwest to share jokes and stories that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.
Friday Evening Classical Guitars: Christopher Allen, Matthew Ackerman
Friday | 7 p.m. | Lisa Link Peace Park | Free
A free classical guitar concert near State Street. Concert series lasts until August 5.
Friday | 10 p.m. | Mickey's Tavern | Free
Riding a whirlwind of momentum, Tyler Fassnacht's Baby Tyler project will make another appearance at Mickey's. Last we saw Baby Tyler, Fassnacht had assembled a full band to open up a sold-out Kikagaku Moyo show at the Majestic. For this go-round, Fassnacht will be performing solo with the help of a backing track. Anyone who's ever seen Fassnacht play in his many, many projects will know that the musician will bring a near-unfathomable amount of energy into any performance, this one included. Sweetening the deal is the fact that Soot—a punishingly heavy dark punk duo that earned praise for their recorded output throughout the pandemic—will be making a rare live appearance and performing as a trio. Rounding out the lineup for the night will be Vombom, whose 100% Volatile record from earlier this year boasted a harsh, grimier punk sound that'll be a natural fit for this bill. The show will also be a Women's Medical Fund benefit, making this a vital proposition for any prospective showgoer.—Steven Spoerl, Tone Madison
Art Fair on the Square
Saturday and Sunday | Free admission
Over 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing, and beyond.
Full Moon Night Walk
Saturday | 8:30 p.m. | Arboretum | Free
Let your eyes adjust to the moonlight, listen to the night sounds, and experience the darkness on this naturalist-led walk.
Saturday | 9 p.m. | Dark Horse ArtBar
Bent Antenna and BingBong are both Madison bands who know what makes a guitar-driven pop song tick, and they both know how to work in a little humor alongside their genuine, world-weary angst. BingBong's new single, "Make It Right," contrasts singer/guitarist Pam Barrett's wistful lyrics with bright, almost breezy guitar figures from Danny Hicks and the sharp rhythmic drive of drummer Brian Bentley and bassist Julie Kiland. Which is kind of this band's sweet spot. Bent Antenna, playing its first show of 2022 here, boasts the raucous songwriting of co-founders Christian Grooms and Matt Earley, and the punch of Madison music veterans Lisa Marine (The Quickies, The Tiny Band) on bass and Dan Hobson (Killdozer) on drums.—Scott Gordon, Tone Madison
Jazz at Allen Centennial Garden: Gaines & Wagoner
Sunday | 5 p.m. | Free
Acoustic jazz that swings hard.
📡 On our radar
- Spoon at The Sylvee on July 13
- Weird Al Yankovic on July 14.
- La Fête de Marquette on July 14-17.
- Live on King Street: Tank and The Bangas on July 15.
- Curd Fest at Breese Stevens on July 23.
- Atwood Fest on July 30-31.
☀️ Summer resources
- Isthmus' summer festival calendar
- The Cap Times' guide to 250 patios in Madison and beyond
- Madison Mom's summer camp guide
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