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.
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.
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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