Things to do in Madison, WI: Feb. 7-13

Things to do in Madison, WI: Feb. 7-13

Hi there!

Do you have a special someone(s) in your life? Well, I don’t, but it's like, totally fine! I’m happy for you. That’s why I took some time to find Valentine's-themed events for you. They're sprinkled throughout the post and marked with a heart emoji.

Have a good week,

- Sam


  • Winter Carnival, Monday through Saturday. All sorts of events! There's a fishing derby, a free showing of Frozen, an ice climbing exhibition, and more. And of course, Lady Liberty will be there, too. More details on that below.
  • PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo, Friday through Sunday. Educational presentations, exhibitors, floral design competition, and more. Ticket prices vary.
  • Roy Wood Jr at Comedy on State. Shows on Friday and Saturday. $25.

Monday, Feb. 7

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Thursday, Feb. 10

  • All the Little Things: Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture. 10 a.m. Virtual. $10.
  • The Rider (2017) screening at MMoCA. From IMDb: "After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for a new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America." 7 p.m. $7 for nonmembers, free for kids and museum members.
  • Peculiar People at Brinklounge. “Weird people spreading their weird for your entertainment pleasure.” Features Freya Dialogos, Esteban Touma, and Elizabeth Joy. Show at 7:30 p.m. $10.
  • Tim Smith at Comedy on State. 7:30 p.m. $5 students, $15 general admission.
  • Goose at the Sylvee. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50.
  • Nicholas Rodriguez at the Overture Center. “Award-winning Broadway, TV, film actor and recording artist Nicholas Rodriguez explores life, love and longing through an intimate evening of love songs.” 8 p.m.
  • Kat and the Hurricane Presents at FIVE Nightclub. "A recurring variety show... Join us for this special edition of KatH Presents at FIVE for an extra dose of drag and live entertainment." 10 p.m. No cover charge. 🟠

Friday, Feb. 11

Saturday, Feb 12

Sunday, Feb. 13

📡 On our radar...

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🗽 Lady Liberty will make a return to Lake Mendota this week as part of the Winter Carnival festivities.

  • You'll be able to grab a photo with her on Friday or Saturday (weather permitting).
  • The tradition started back in 1979, when UW-Madison alumni Leon Varjian and Jim Mallon built the first statue out of styrofoam. The version used for the past several years is an inflatable replica, but the tradition is still alive some forty years later.