Things to do in Madison, WI: Jan. 24-30
It's Winter Restaurant Week, which means a bunch of local restaurants are offering special deals and deep discounts. Here's the list of places that are open for takeout orders.
Have a good week!
- Winter Restaurant Week through Friday.
- Jackie Kashian at Comedy on State. Shows Thursday through Saturday.
- SunSquabi at the Majestic on Friday and Saturday.
Monday, Jan. 24
- Open Mic Comedy Night at The Bur Oak. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Free.
- Madison Minutes interviews UW-Madison student newspaper leaders. We'll be talking with the leaders of the Daily Cardinal and The Badger Herald about all things UW in 2022. 7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
Tuesday, Jan. 25
- Presentation: "The Story behind the Stories" with Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Bridgit Bowden. Part of Badger Talks series. 12 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- MLK Symposium: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones at Wisconsin Union Theater. 6:30 p.m. Free. Virtual option. 🟠
- Indigenous Storytelling Series: Michael Laughing Fox Charette. "Poetry, flute, drum, and storytelling performances that weave Indigenous teachings into a modern day context." Organized by the Wisconsin Historical Society. 7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- 90's Trivia at the Rigby. 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26
- The Brook & The Bluff w/ Izzy Heltai at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $15 advance, $18 at door.
- Presentation: “Electric Vehicles & The Road Ahead” with solar energy advocate Bruce Johnson. Part of the Wednesday Nite @ The Lab series. 7 p.m. Virtual option. Free.
- Patty Griffin with special guest Parker Millsap at the Barrymore. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.
Thursday, Jan. 27
- 2 Things From 3 Distilleries: A Whiskey Tasting at The Malt House. "Join us in a whiskey sampling featuring tasty goods from our friends at Dancing Goat, J Henry, and Buffalo Trace." 5:30-8 p.m. $24.
- Matthew Logan Vasquez at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
- Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is at Hamel Music Center. Music at 7:30 p.m. $27-$45. 🟠
- Insidious: Revelations at Crucible Madison. "A night of hard dance, dark psy, goth, and industrial music while you engulf yourself into the darkness!" 9 p.m. $5.
Friday, Jan. 28
- Cast iron mold design class at Olbrich Gardens. "Learn creative techniques for how to build a unique 7x7 inch cast iron relief sculpture mold using oil clay." $85. 4:30 p.m.
- Groove & Glide at Vilas (Henry) Park. Ice skating at night! 6 p.m. Free.
- Drive My Car (2021) screening at UW Cinematheque. From IMDb: "Yusuke Kafuku is a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife. Then one day she disappears. 7 p.m. 🟠
- Masterworks I: The Triple with Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
- Vincent Davis at North Street Cabaret. 8 p.m. $20.
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- Rhythm & Soul with D'Funk & the Grease Monkeys, K.I.L.O aka SkitL'z, Wurk at Harmony Bar & Grill. 9 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door. 🟠
- Uncle JIM and JF Zastrow at Dark Horse ArtBar. 8:30 p.m.
- Throwback Night at The Wisco. 90s, 00s, and more throwback hits. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. $5.
Saturday, Jan. 29
- Madison Card Show at the Sheraton on John Nolen. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.
- Kids Ice Fishing Day at Brittingham park. First 300 kids get a free rod and reel. Bait, holes, and fishing instruction will be provided. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission.
- The Jerry Ensemble virtual concert. Part of the Kids in the Rotunda series. 9:30 a.m. Free.
- Wisconsin Grown Up Book Festival at the Sylvee. Organizers are “bringing the childhood joy of the Scholastic book fair back to adults” with local book vendors, a photo booth featuring a 90’s laser background, a bar featuring “Adult Capri Suns,” and a vintage market. 12-5 p.m. $25 admission.
- "Summer in the Snow" at The Boneyard. "Put on your snowsuit and come party like you're in a tropical paw-idise!" 1-5 p.m. Regular admission fees apply.
- Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) screening at UW Cinematheque. 4 p.m. Free.
- Acoustic Moose with Essensual Beatz from Audio for the Arts. Virtual. 5 p.m. Free.
- Church of Cash at High Noon Saloon. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at door.
- Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (2021) screening at UW Cinematheque. From IMDb: “Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.” 7 p.m. Free. 🟠
Sunday, Jan. 30
- Coloring & Cocktails with local artist Angela Johnson at Leopold's Books Bar Caffè. “Join local artist Angela Johnson to purchase (and color!) Zinn Preserve Coloring Book.” 1-4 p.m.
- Nature Hike at the Arboretum. Learn about the land; plants, animals, and fungi; phenology; and ecological practices and concepts. Free, no registration required. 1-2:30 p.m.
- Week 2 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.
- Fortress (1992) screening at The Chazen. From IMDb: “In a future, private underground prison/Fortress, the inmates are computer controlled with CCTV, dream readers and devices that can cause pain or death.” 2 p.m. Free. 🟠
📡 On our radar...
- Children’s book publishing class with DreamBank on Feb. 2.
- Bloody Mary Throwdown featuring several local restaurants on Feb. 6.
- Smartless podcast tour comes to Madison on Feb. 9.
- PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo is Feb 11-13.
- Patton Oswalt on March 4.
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