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Have a good week!
Black Restaurant Week
Celebrate the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine while
you discover Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in the Madison area. Full list of deals here.
Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) screening 🟠
Monday | Memorial Union Terrace. | 9 p.m. | Free
Though by all accounts, it's the campy embodiment of the creature-feature genre, Jack Arnold's original Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) stands out in WUD Film's summer programming lineup at Memorial Union Terrace as the oldest and most classically distinguished selection. Read more from Tone Madison →
Webinar: A Conversation About Election Integrity in Wisconsin
Tuesday | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free
Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meghan Wolfe and Lake Geneva City Clerk Lana Kropf will discuss "the state's election system, including checks and balances to help prevent fraud, and ongoing efforts to keep the public informed of rule changes." Organized by LeaderEthics Wisconsin.
Gardens & Cocktails
Tuesday | 4:30 - 6 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free admission
Learn about the 4000+ plants in the William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens while enjoying a drink.
Johannes Wallmann And Precarious Towers 🟠
Wednesday | 100 Block of State Street | 6:35 p.m. | Free
On Precarious Towers Wallmann records for the first time with a quintet lineup of people he’s played with before but not in this exact configuration. Read more from Tone Madison →
Wednesday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Sylvee
An internet based vocalist, producer, writer, director and performance artist, Oliver Tree explores the intersection where pop and alternative meet sonically and has arrived where art and entertainment collide visually.
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Wednesday through Sunday | Angell Park | $1
Organizers expect "over 100,000 people from around the Midwest" to attend this festival, which features carnival rides, a parade, beer, and live entertainment. Corn sold Saturday and Sunday only.
Kiki’s Righteous Session 🟠
Friday | McPike Park | 5-10 p.m. | Free
The general vibe of Kiki's House of Righteous Music—lots of twangy and/or rocking acts of various stripes, a healthy embrace of the occasional sonic wildcard, and a devotion to local acts—gets an airing out in this recurring summer collaboration with the Sessions at McPike Park series. Read more from Tone Madison →
Dane Dances: Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad and Luisito Rosario
Friday | 5:30-8 p.m. | Monona Terrace | Free
Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad is a local band that blends salsa and soul. Luisito Rosario has entertained audiences all over the world during his 20 year career in salsa. Dane Dances! is held on the Monona Terrace rooftop every Friday evening in August.
Eken Park Festival
Saturday | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Free
This family-friendly festival features musical talent from a wide range of genres and local cuisine/beer.
Seltzer & Cider Fest
Saturday | 4-8 p.m. | Breese Stevens Field | $35
Seltzer & Cider Fest is a ticketed event featuring local and national seltzer, cider, tea, and kombucha makers accompanied by music, games, and food.
Saturday | 7-10 p.m. | Memorial Union | Free
Steely Dane is dedicated to faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook.
Magic Pride Festival
Sunday | 1-6 p.m. | Warner Park | Free
The 2022 Magic Pride Festival will include performances by local LGBTQ+ performers, vendor area, games and activities for youth and families, and food/beverages.
Lee Bains + Glory Fires, Loamlands, Rocket Bureau 🟠
Sunday | Dark Horse ArtBar | 8-12 a.m. | Free | $8
Dark Horse ArtBar 756 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI
The euphoric hooks of expertly crafted power-pop slamming into walls of disillusionment. Read more from Tone Madison →
📡 On our radar...
- ZZ Top on Aug 24.
- Kevin Hart on Aug. 27
- Orton Park Festival on Aug 25-28.
- Middleton Good Neighbor Festival on Aug. 26-28,
- Wilco on Sept. 9.
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🌞 Summer resources
- Isthmus' summer festival calendar
- Madison Minutes' guide to local farmers' markets
- The Cap Times' guide to 250 patios in Madison and beyond
- Madison Mom's summer camp guide
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