Things to do in Madison, WI: Dec. 13-19
Ward off any Sunday scaries by checking out these event suggestions for the week ahead.
Have a good week!
- Indigenous Winter Market at giige. Local and regional Indigenous artists, makers, and producers. Thursday and Friday.
- UJAMAA Holiday Market. Saturday and Sunday. Shop Black-owned small businesses, plus caroling and food.
Monday, Dec. 13
- Lecture: How Teacher Strikes Shape Congressional Election Campaigns with UW’s department of education policy studies. 12-1:30 p.m. Free.
- Jewop Winter 2021 at Memorial Union. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $12, with discount for university affiliations.
- Madison StorySlam: Wisdom at High Noon Saloon. Open mic performers share a five-minute story about lore. Doors 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $15.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
- Coffee with a Cop at MPD - East. 10 a.m. Free. Virtual option available.
- BeneBlends on Junction Rd. grand opening and ribbon cutting. 12-1 p.m.
- Four Christmases (2008) screening at Alicia Ashman Library. From IMDb: “A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.” 1 p.m. Free.
- Public information meeting: resurfacing streets in Madison. City staff will go over projects and information about the projects planned in the 2022 Resurfacing Program. 5 p.m. Virtual.
- Cocktails with the Author: George Hesselberg at Leopold's Books Bar Caffè. Meet Hesselberg and get a signed copy of his book “Dead Lines: Slices of Life from the Obit Beat.” 6 p.m. Free.
- Groove Roulette: Season 2 Finale LIVE!! at Bos Meadery. 7 p.m. $5 advance, $10 at the door.
- The Office themed trivia at the Rigby. Themed prizes for the top 3 teams and best team name. 7 p.m.
- Workshop: building beautiful cheese boards. Hosted by Edible Madison, Roth Cheese and Tricky Foods. Virtual. 7 p.m. $15.
Wednesday, Dec. 15
- Happy (Belated 250th) Birthday Beethoven! concert by Madison Symphony Orchestra. Two shows: 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15.
- Webinar: Kids in the Kitchen: Cookie Craze. "The Kids Chef" Lily Kilfoy will lead the class in baking cookies from scratch. 5 p.m. $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners.
- Holiday Cocktail Class at Garver Lounge. 2-3 hour class. Take home recipes, bitters and sweet vermouth so you are ready to recreate cocktails at home. 5 p.m. $160 for 2 people.
- Vinyl Night at Bierock. Bring your own vinyl records to spin. Every customer that brings in a record will receive Happy Hour pricing on beer and one half price appetizer. 6-10 p.m.
- Essensual Beatz plays a live performance at The Brink Lounge Thursday December 16th 7-9pm, no cover.WheelHouse at the Bur Oak. Americana and bluegrass band. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at door.
- JD McPherson with Joel Paterson at the Majestic. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $25.
Thursday, Dec. 16
- DANEnet Free Tech Repair at Lakeview Library. 2-4 p.m. No appointment needed.
- Brewers Series: An Evening of Small Batch Beers and Music at Karben4. Taste new, small batch draft beers and offer feedback. Doors and beers at 3 p.m. Music starts around 5 p.m.
- Madison Night Market. Local art, live music. The market runs along State Street and Gilman Street. 4-9 p.m. See full list of vendors here.
- Festivus in Monona! by MESBA. Festivus Pole, Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, Tacos and other stuff! 5:30-9:30 p.m.
- Cooking with the Cap Times: Liz Kirkland. Food editor Lindsay Christians will host Liz Kirkland of Madison Sourdough for a delicious holiday edition of Cooking with the Cap Times. 6 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- A Very Funkee Joey B. Christmas at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door.
- Essensual Beatz at The Brink Lounge. 7-9 p.m. no cover.
- Morgan James: A Very Magnetic Christmas Tour at the Bur Oak. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
- Holiday Brew ‘n View: “Elf” at The Majestic. 6:30 p.m. $5.
- Adult Board Game Night at Sequoya Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.
- Dane County Board of Supervisors meeting. 7 p.m. Virtual. More info here.
Friday, Dec. 17
- Tani Diakite Band at Café Coda. Doors at 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $5.
- The Apartment screening at UW Cinematheque. Doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m. Free. 🟠
- Steely Dane "Holidane" Show at the Majestic. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $14.
- Outlaw Night: A Tribute to Willie, Waylon, Johnny and the Hanks at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $10.
- Opening night of The Nutcracker from Madison Ballet at the Overture Center. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $16.
- BingBong and The German Art Students at Bos Meadery. Release show for their split 7″ vinyl recording. Show at 8 p.m. $10. 🟠
- Christopher Titus at the Barrymore. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28.
- Bottoms Up Aerial Burlesque holiday show at The Crucible. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $10.
- The Immaculate Beings w/ The Lower 5th at Harmony Bar & Grill. 9 p.m.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Crucible featuring the cast of Madison's Velvet. Doors at 11:30 p.m., show at 12 a.m. $8.
Saturday, Dec. 18
- Holiday Market by Dane County Farmers’ Market at Monona Terrace. 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Photos with Santa at Madison Children's Museum. Organized by the Progress Center for Black Women. 11 a.m-2 p.m. Free with admission.
- UW Russian Folk Orchestra concert at Grace Episcopal Church. 12 p.m. Free.
- Full Moon Night Walk at UW arboretum. 4:30 p.m. Free.
- Mead and Metal Fest 2021 at Bos Meadery. Lineup: Lo-Fi Killers, Sabotage, Tubal Cain, Droids Attack. $10 advance, $15 at door. 7 p.m.
- Opening Night of Snow White and the Seven Superheroes. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10.
- Myspace Emo Prom ft. Taking Back Emo at the Bur Oak. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $16 advance, $20 at door.
- Tony Barba Trio at Audio for the Arts. Show at 8 p.m. $15. 🟠
- JAMS: Asher Grey, DJ UMI, Azza at Robinia Courtyard. Show at 10 p.m. $10. 🟠
Sunday, Dec. 19
- UW Winter Commencement for all degree types. Doors open at 8 a.m., ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Manu Raju, CNN’s chief congressional correspondent, will be commencement speaker.
- Ugly Sweater Party at the Rigby. 12 p.m. Cheer on the Packers game in your ugly sweater, with proceeds benefiting Dane County Humane Society.
- Gerri DiMaggio at Olbrich Botanical Garden. Part of holiday concert series. 2 p.m. tickets not required, $3 Suggested Donation.
- The Bridge with Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Christine Wodraska, Didier Lasserre, Peter Orins at North Street Cabaret. Show at 7 p.m. 🟠
- The NYChillharmonic with Band Practice at the Bur Oak. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at door.
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