Things to do in Madison, WI: Feb. 21-27
I spent the weekend catching up on all the articles I've bookmarked over the past couple of weeks.
My favorite thing that I read was this Cap Times review of Botanist Social, a new gin bar on State Street. Apparently, they have over 60 different kinds of gin. 👀
Have a good week!
- Hairspray at the Overture Center. Shows Tuesday through Sunday.
- Brian Simpson at Comedy on State. Shows Thursday through Sunday.
- Progress Center for Black Women's Open House Week through Saturday.
Monday, Feb. 21
- Paint Your Pet at The Boneyard. 5 p.m. $60.
- Open Mic Comedy Night at The Bur Oak. 7 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
- Lunch with a Founder: Jason Weaver. Organized by StartingBlock Madison. 12 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- The State of the Tribes address at the Capitol. 1 p.m. Virtual option.
- Presentation: Supporting the Growth of Wisconsin’s Maple Syrup Industry. 3 p.m. Virtual. Free.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
- Webinar: Navigating WI State Government for Small Business with Main Street Alliance. 12 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Senior Scams: A Presentation from the Better Business Bureau in partnership with the Madison Public Library. 1 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Fantastic Ferns and How to Grown Them class at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 6 p.m. $20 per non-member, $16 per Olbrich members.
- Horse Jumper of Love, Hayden Pedigo, MJ Lenderman at Union South Sett. 7 p.m. Free. 🟠
- Jake La Botz at the Bur Oak. 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door.
Thursday, Feb. 24
- The Fly Fishing Film Tour 2022 at the Barrymore. 7:30 p.m. $20.
- Bamboozled (2002) screening and Melanin In Media Panel at Union South Marquee. Screening at 6 p.m., panel discussion to follow. Free. 🟠
- The Weather Station, Helena Deland at High Noon Saloon. Show at 8 p.m. $20. 🟠
- Metro Transit community meeting about the network redesign plan. 6 p.m. Virtual.
- Inventing the Laser-cut 'Hello Loom' to Make Weaving Accessible. 7 p.m. Virtual option. Free.
- Curator’s Conversations: Seeing Audubon with Emily Arthur and Robin Rider at the Chazen. Two times: 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free. Pre-registration required.
Friday, Feb. 25
- Blue Note Ensemble & Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble at Tandem Press. 5-7 p.m. Virtual option. 🟠
- Masterworks II: Harp and Haydn with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
- SOLD OUT
Beach House at the Sylvee. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Saturday, Feb. 26
- Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission.
- Learn to Cold Weather Camp with Madison Parks at Vilas (Henry) Park. 10 a.m. Free. Pre-registration required.
- Drag Bingo Hosted by Bianca Lynn Breeze at the Bur Oak. 12 p.m. $15 admission.
- Thrival Tools: On Indigenous Winter Survival and Brilliance at Central Library. 6 p.m. Free. 🟠
- World premiere of “Leaders of Madison’s Black Renaissance.” 7 p.m. Free.
- Allison Russell, SistaStrings at Stoughton Opera House. 7:30 p.m. $25. 🟠
- Leslie Damaso with Mr. Chair and Sahada Buckley at Hamel Music Center. Music at 7:30 p.m. $13, free for students. 🟠
- Miles Over Mountains, Craig Baumann & The Story, and the Milbillies at High Noon Saloon. Show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at door.
- Sal Vulcano at the Barrymore. 10 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.
Sunday, Feb. 27
- International Polar Bear Day celebration at Henry Vilas Zoo. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Story time, demonstrations, polar bear facts (nice), and a seal training session.
- Garden Stroll at UW Arboretum. 1 p.m. Free.
- Robot Jox (1989) screening at the Chazen. 2 p.m. Free. Read more about UW Cinematheque's Stuart Gordon series here. 🟠
- Week 5 of the Winter Festival of Poetry. 8-week series features six poets each week, reading for roughly 10-12 minutes each. 2 p.m. Free.
- Crafty Jam Session at Harmony Bar & Grill. "An opportunity to get together with other adults and make stuff." $10. 2-4 p.m.
- New Music Series: Peter Dominguez at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Show at 5 p.m. Free. 🟠
- Rachel Baiman at the North Street Cabaret. Part of the Sugar Maple Concert Series. 7 p.m. $13 in advance, $20 at door.
- Ryan Acker + Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs at the Bur Oak. Show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at door.
📡 On our radar...
- The Big Share on March 1.
- World Championship Cheese Contest on March 1-3.
- Beth Stelling at Comedy on State on March 3-5.
Patton Oswalt at the Orpheum on March 4.
- Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats at the Overture Center on March 6.
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