14 things to do this week

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14 things to do this week

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The Moth Madison StorySLAM: Leftovers
Monday | Show at 7:30 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $15
Presenters will share short stories around the theme of "leftovers."

Nonprofit Night Out & Volunteer Fair
Monday | Lodgic Everyday Community | 4-7 p.m. | Free
Learn about volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits.

A Community Conversation And Performance: What Is A Woman? Reconstructing And Redefining 🟠
Monday | 6 p.m. | Memorial Union Rathskeller | Free
UW-Madison's Social Justice Hub and the Trans Advocacy Madison group aim to unpack "how socially constructed definitions [of gender] are counterproductive" at this event. Read more from Tone Madison

An Evening with Writer Quan Barry
Tuesday | 7 p.m. | Hybrid | Free
Amy Quan Barry will read from various works spanning her 20-plus-year career at UW-Madison. Barry is the Lorraine Hansberry Professor of English and the author of seven books of fiction and poetry.

CodaFest 🟠
Wednesday-Sunday | Café Coda | $50+
The first-ever CodaFest is a five-night festival that impressively encompasses the sheer variety of jazz and improvised music Café Coda has showcased in Madison since opening in 2017. Read more from Tone Madison

Tone Madison Office Hours 🟠
Wednesday | State Line Distillery

A special edition of Tone Madison office hours at State Line. The Roost food cart will be serving from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more from Tone Madison

Cooking with the Cap Times: Chef Mary Kastman of Driftless Cafe
Thursday | Virtual | 6 p.m. | Free
Chef Mary Kastman from Driftless Cafe in Viroqua will demonstrate how to make butternut squash hummus with mushroom confit and other toppings.

Native Plant Seed Swap
Thursday | 6:30 p.m. | Goodman Community Center | Free
Bring seeds or seedheads of native species to share.

DJ Pauly D
Friday | Liquid | $50+

Jersey Shore star Pauly D brings his DJ-ing to Madison.

Cocktails in the Conservatory
Friday | 7-11 p.m. | $8 admission
Sip botanically-inspired cocktails in the Bolz conservatory while NYC-based DJ Breezah performs.

Madison Night Market + Seasonal Lighting Celebration
Saturday | Capitol Square/State St. | Free
A special edition of night market for Madison’s Central Business Improvement District’s "Shine On" celebration. A seasonal lighting celebration begins at 6:08 p.m.

Kids in the Rotunda: Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats
Saturday | 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. | Overture Center | Free
Chicago-based Laura Doherty & The Heartbeats performs breezy folk-pop tunes with her puppet friends.

Madison Gem & Mineral Club Show
Saturday and Sunday | Alliant Energy Center | $4 admission, 12 and under free

More than a dozen vendors will be present to feature jewelry, fossils, rock specimens, beads and much more.

The Madison Polish Film Festival
Sunday | Marquee Cinema at Union South | Free
A day of films celebrating Poland’s vibrant cinematic tradition.


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