Hey, remember that survey we sent out a few weeks ago? Most of the questions were designed to inform our events coverage. Here are three takeaways from the results:

🎼 You have diverse interests.

  • The question: “Which kind of events are most interesting to you? Pick your top five.”
  • The results:
Forms response chart. Question title: Which kind of events are most interesting to you? Pick your top five. . Number of responses: 621 responses.

🕰️ Most people would prefer at least a week’s notice before an event.

  • The question: “When do you normally decide what you’re going to do on the weekend?”
  • The results: Two-thirds of people indicated they plan their weekend activities sometime during the preceding week. Another 16.9% of people said they plan their activities more than a week in advance, and 13.2% of people said they decide on the weekend itself.

🧹 You all would really like someone to clean your homes.

  • The question: “If you could hire a personal assistant for 10 hours a week, what would you ask them to do for you?”
  • Here’s a word cloud of responses:

Thanks again to everybody who filled out the survey!

Now for what you came here for... the events!

— Sam


Correction 9/11: This post originally had the wrong price listed for the David Landau Kids Show. It is $5.


Cap Times Idea Fest
Monday-Saturday | $25 for in-person ticket, virtual sessions are free
Over two dozen sessions about a variety of topics. Notable guests include Carl Bernstein and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin.

David Landau Kids Show
Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Harmony Bar & Grill | $5
David Landau plays music while the kitchen dishes out a special menu created for kids.

The Moth Madison StorySLAM: Crossroads theme
Monday | Show at 7:30 p.m. | $15
Prepare and share a short story about a turning point in your life – do or die, now or never! Saying or doing something you can never take back! Turning down the job, saying yes to the tattoo, breaking up with not-the-one!

TS Foss, Julia Blair, Graham Hunt 🟠
Monday | 8 pm | Bur Oak | $8 – $10
Tyler Fassnacht's folk project, TS Foss, will be playing Bur Oak as a full band. Songwriters Graham Hunt and Julia Blair round out the bill. Read more from Tone Madison

Middle Earth Trivia
Tuesday | The Rigby | 7 p.m.
In honor of The Rings of Power premier, The Rigby’s trivia theme is Middle Earth. Come dressed for the theme to receive bonus points.

Gavin Degraw
Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. | The Barrymore | $36.50
Gavin DeGraw’s Chariot propelled him to stardom in the early 2000s, with the hits like “Chariot” and “I Don’t Want To Be.” In 2008, his self-titled second album included the platinum-selling single “In Love With a Girl.”

Webinar: Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge
Wednesday | 8 a.m. | In-person at The Edgewater ($5) or virtual (free)
Learn about the planned redevelopment of the Lake Monona downtown shoreline. Part of the Clean Lakes 101 event series.

Learn to Fish with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wednesday |  5 p.m. | Filene Park | Free
Learn to fish with Madison Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Free, but advanced registration is required.

El Mercadito
Thursday | 4-7 p.m. | Centro Hispano | Free
Local products for sale, traditional Latin American food and beverages, crafts, activities for children and more.

Tone Madison Office Hours
Friday | 5-7 p.m | Giant Jones Brewing Company | Free

Come hang out with the team behind the 🟠s. Read more from Tone Madison

Live on King Street: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Friday | Show at 7 p.m. | Free
Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson rounds out this year’s Live on King Street series.

The Heroic Trio at UW Cinematheque 🟠
Friday | 7 p.m. | Free
A delirious blend of superhero action and supernatural wuxia, The Heroic Trio (1993) is a truly weird showcase for three of Hong Kong’s biggest female stars. Read more from Tone Madison

Good Corners, Medlén at Dark Horse ArtBar 🟠
Friday | 9 p.m. | $8
Good Corners patiently tugs together threads of ambient music and cosmic country, and the duo plays here to celebrate their debut album. Read more from Tone Madison

Willy Street Fair
Saturday (2–10 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) | Free
Music, parade, food and more. The bubble mobile will lead the parade on Sunday. Dedicated stage for kids music.

Ruin Dweller, The Mall, Mind Harvester at Mickey’s Tavern 🟠
Saturday | 10 p.m. | Free
The Mall began as a solo darkwave industrial project by St. Louis artist Mark Plant, making an immediate impact with debut release Zone. Read more from Tone Madison

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