Things to do in Madison, WI: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
We've got a few dozen events for you to check out this week.
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Have a good week,
- Raanan Hershberg at Comedy on State. Shows Thursday through Saturday. Tickets start at $5.
- Frozen Assets Festival hosted by Clean Lakes Alliance on Saturday and Sunday. 5k, winter sports, education events. Free and family-friendly.
- Monsters of Destruction monster truck show at Aliant Energy Center on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, Jan. 31
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Madison Children’s Museum. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Wild Rivers with Corey Harper at High Noon Saloon. Show at 8 p.m. $19 advance, $21 at door.
- Author Talk: John Nichols with Room of One’s Own and The Progressive. Virtual. 7 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
- Public Domain Movie Night: Night of the Living Dead (1968) at Bierock. From IMDb: "A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the East Coast of the United States." 8 p.m. Free.
- Opening reception for “Honoring the Black Women” art exhibit at Madison College. 5-7 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
- Clean Lakes 101: Love in the Lakes. "Learn more about the relationships and reproduction habits of some of our most common underwater dwellers." 8 a.m. Virtual. Free.
- Five facts to Publishing Your Children’s Picture Book. Organized by DreamBank. 6 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Cooking class: Chocolate Truffles at Willy Street Co-op (West). 6 p.m. $20 for owners, $30 for non-owners.
- The German Art Students and Moonbot at The Bur Oak. Show at 7 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at door.
- Hippie Sabotage at The Sylvee. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.
- Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Farms. Part of the Wednesday Nite @ The Lab series. 7 p.m. Virtual option. Free.
- Northside Arts Social at Bear & Bottle. An opportunity to mingle with the creative community. 7 p.m. No admission fee.
Thursday, Feb. 3
- Culture and Conservation: Black Communities Advancing Environmental Justice and Stewardship." Organized by UW Arboretum. 10 a.m. Virtual. $10.
- Be a Burnout Mastermind: Lessons Learned from an ICU Nurse. Organized by DreamBank. 12 p.m. Virtual. Free.
- Flying Fuzz with Calamity and Smoke Free Home at The Bur Oak. Show at 8 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 🟠
- Aaron Kamm and the One Drops at High Noon Saloon. Show at 8 p.m. $12.
- Russell Dickerson at The Sylvee. Show at 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 at door.
- Dancing With the Stars Live Tour at the Overture Center. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.
Friday, Feb. 4
- Groove & Glide at Olbrich Park Winter Shelter. Ice skating at night! 6-8 p.m. Free.
- In The Heat Of The Night (1967) screening at Union South Marquee. From IMDb: "A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case." 6:30 p.m. Free. 🟠
- The Montauk Project at The Bur Oak. Show at 8 p.m. $15. 🟠
- Wisconsin Americana Fest at the Majestic featuring Wheelhouse, Pat Ferguson & The Sundown Sound and High & Rising. Show at 7 p.m. $15.
- Earthmother in the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens. Part of the Canopy Sessions concert series. 5 p.m.$8 general admission, $4 children ages 6 - 12, children ages 5 & under free.
- The HEART SHOW at Dark Horse ArtBar. "A Valentine's themed art opening featuring 10+ artists presenting you with their interpretations of love, lust and loss." 7 p.m.
- Vinyl and Bass: Dan Efex, Sloth Brigade, Dissolvent at Crucible. Show at 9 p.m. $10. 🟠
Saturday, Feb. 5
- Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market at Garver Feed Mill. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission.
- Black Star Drum Line virtual concert. Part of the Kids in the Rotunda series. 9:30 a.m. Free.
- Ask the Trainer - 5 bucks 5 minutes! at bad dog frida. Come with your dog (or not!) and ask a professional dog trainer all your questions. Proceeds will benefit Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin. 1 p.m-4 p.m.
- Fermenting Flavor: The Art & Science Behind Big Beers guided beer tour at Giant Jones Brewing Company. 2:30 p.m. $35.
- Chameleon Street (1989) screening at UW Cinematheque. 7 p.m. Free. 🟠
- Moonlight (2016) screening at Union South Marquee. From IMDb: "A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood." 7:30 p.m. Free.
- It’s Britney, Glitz: Drag & Dance Party at the Majestic. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. $10.
- In The Heat Of The Night (1967) screening at Union South Marquee. Screening at 6:30 p.m. Free. From IMDb: "A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case." 9:30 p.m. Free. 🟠
Sunday, Feb. 6
- Sunday Afternoon Live: Christopher Allen & Juliana Mesa at the Chazen. 12:30 p.m. Free, but pre-registration is required.
- Black History Month Story Time at Madison Children’s Museum. 12 p.m. Free with admission.
- Bloody Mary Throwdown featuring several local restaurants at The Rigby. 2 p.m. $5.
- 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.
📡 On our radar...
- Winter Carnival is Feb. 7-12.
- PBS Wisconsin Garden and Landscape Expo is Feb 11-13.
- Celebration of Black Music on Feb. 11.
- The Madison Makers Valentine's Market Feb. 12.
- Pour'n Yer Heart Out on Feb 19.
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💮 Tired of the cold?
Drop by the Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens this month for a refreshingly tropical break from the Wisconsin winter. The Orchid Escape experience features over 700 orchids. General admission is $6. Admission is free for Olbrich members and kids under 5.