The Livingston Inn | Madison, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Madison, WI Events Calendar: Summer 2017

 

camp randall madison events calendar livingston innThere is so much to do in Madison year-round.  There are perennial favorites like the Dane County Farmers’ Market, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, the State Capitol building, the Chazen Museum of Art, Taliesin, and a multitude of theater, music, sports, festivals, and much more.  Below are some recommended events in the coming months — some are well-known and some might be a little off the beaten path.  As always, please ask during your stay if you have any questions or need assistance.

June

Saturdays all month, Grown Up Show Improv Comedy, Monkey Business Institute, 8-9:30pm.  Some of the city’s best comedy performed at Glass Nickel Pizza Company.  https://monkeybusinessinstitute.com/improv-comedy-shows/

Sundays all month, Mad City Ski Team, ski show, Law Park.  Free ski show featuring our 10-time national champion team.  Junior show at 5:15, main show at 6:00pm. http://www.madcityskiteam.com

6/2 – The Second City Summer Blockbuster, Overture Center for the Arts, 8:00pm.  Chicago’s famed Second City ensemble combines great sketch comedy with on-the-fly improv.  http://www.overture.org/events/second-city-summer-blockbuster

6/2 – Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus, First United Methodist Church, 7:30pm. Enjoy the 20th anniversary of this talented and welcoming choral group.  http://perfectharmonychorus.org

6/2 to 6/17 – Amadeus, Strollers Theatre on the Drury Stage in the Bartell Theatre.  Experience Peter Shaffer’s theatrical vision of the conflict between Salieri and Mozart.  http://bartelltheatre.org/2017/amadeus/

6/3 and 6/24 – Madison Radicals, Breese Stevens Field, 6:00pm.  Games against Dallas Roughnecks and Detroit Mechanix.  Cheer on one of the top Ultimate Frisbee teams in the Midwest at this historic stadium just a few blocks from The Livingston Inn.  http://radicalsultimate.com/

6/9 to 6/25 – Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Chamber Music Festival.  Sponsored in part by The Livingston Inn, enjoy performances in Madison, Spring Green, and Stoughton.  Chamber music with a bang with this fun and whimsical music group!  http://bachdancing.org/

6/10 to 6/17 – Forge Art Exhibition, Madison Brass Works building, 214 Waubesa St.  A public art event and exhibition of industrial-size installations to support the expansion of the Goodman Community Center.  https://forgeart.org

6/11 – Donovan, Overture Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.  Scottish troubadour celebrating five decades of music.  http://www.overture.org/events/donovan

6/12 to 18 – Sustainable Seafood Week presented by Madison Area Chefs Network. Over 30 Madison restaurants will offer $10 seafood dishes to raise awareness about sustainable fishing practices. Special events throughout the week as well.  http://www.madisonchefs.com/ssw/

6/16 and 6/17 – Isthmus Jazz Festival, UW Memorial Union.  30th anniversary of the festival featuring a commissioned piece about the Terrace.  https://union.wisc.edu/visit/wisconsin-union-theater/

6/17 – Mad City Vegan Fest, Alliant Energy Center, 10am-5pm.  From professional athletes to your average household, learn more about a way of eating and a lifestyle free of animal products. http://www.veganfest.org

6/21 to 6/30 – Wednesdays through Fridays, UW Cinematheque, 7pm, Vilas Hall.  A cinephile’s delight with the best in international cinema history and fine films which would otherwise never reach Madison screens.  http://cinema.wisc.edu

6/23 – Darius Rucker, Breese Stevens Field, gates open at 5:30pm. American singer and songwriter brings his Southern style at this historic ballpark just a couple blocks from The Livingston Inn.  http://breesestevensfield.com/breese-stevens-events/

6/25 – 16th Annual Tenney-Lapham Art Walk, 1-5pm.  Explore our wonderful neighborhood and discover some amazing artists.  http://www.tenneylapham.org

July

Sundays all month, Mad City Ski Team, ski show, Law Park.  Free ski show featuring our 10-time national champion team.  Junior show at 5:15, main show at 6:00pm (no show on 7/23). http://www.madcityskiteam.com

Wednesdays through Fridays all month, UW Cinematheque, 7pm, Vilas Hall.  A cinephile’s delight with the best in international cinema history and fine films which would otherwise never reach Madison screens.  http://cinema.wisc.edu

Thursdays and Saturdays all month, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, walking tours, various locations.  Discover the many interesting and unique neighborhoods throughout Madison led by one of the many knowledgeable Madison Trust guides.  http://www.madisonpreservation.org/historic-architecture-tours

7/1 and 7/23 – Madison Radicals, Breese Stevens Field.  Games against Minneasota Windchill and Indianapolis AlleyCats.  Last home games of the season to cheer on one of the top Ultimate Frisbee teams in the Midwest at this historic stadium just a few blocks from The Livingston Inn.  http://radicalsultimate.com/

7/7 – Madison Shakespeare Company, Sloshed Shakespeare: Macbeth, 8pm, Brink Lounge.  The “drunk Shakespeare” craze comes to Madison! Before the show, one (or more!) performers will be drafted to start drinking, and won’t be allowed to start until they are in no condition to perform. It’s like Drunk History crashed the Folger Library and refused to leave. http://madisonshakespeare.org/drunk-macbeth/

7/14 – Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Live on King Street.  Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this music block party presented by the Majestic Theater.  Great views of the Capitol and always a fun crowd!  http://majesticmadison.com/live-on-king-street/

7/22 – Opera in the Park, presented by Madison Opera at Garner Park. Come discover what happens when our community comes together around beautiful performances, beautiful music, and a beautiful summer night. http://www.madisonopera.org/performances-2016-2017/park/

7/29 – 38th Annual Paddle and Portage, James Madison Park, 614 E Gorham.  A sporting competition and zany costumes?  That’s totally Madison-style! This is a race not to be missed and just steps from our front door.  http://www.paddleandportage.com

August

Sundays all month, Mad City Ski Team, ski show, Law Park.  Free ski show featuring our 10-time national champion team.  Junior show at 5:15, main show at 6:00pm (no show on 8/13). http://www.madcityskiteam.com

Thursdays and Saturdays all month, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, walking tours, various locations.  Discover the many interesting and unique neighborhoods throughout Madison led by one of the many knowledgeable Madison Trust guides.  http://www.madisonpreservation.org/historic-architecture-tours

8/6 – Yum Yum Fest, Breese Stevens Field, 3-8pm.  Madison’s culinary renaissance comes together for a celebration of artistry in food at a festival organized by the Madison Area Chef’s Network.  Just a couple blocks from The Livingston Inn!  http://www.yumyumfest.org

8/18 – The New Pornographers, Live on King Street.  Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this music block party presented by the Majestic Theater.  Great views of the Capitol and always a fun crowd!  http://majesticmadison.com/live-on-king-street/

8/21 – Letterpress Printing Demonstration, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 5-6:30pm, free.  Learn about communication far before social media, texting, or the Internet.  Includes a commemorative postcard. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/calendar/

8/25 and 8/26 – Mad Gael Music Festival, Breese Stephens Field.  A celebration of Irish and Scottish music at a historic ball park just a couple blocks from The Livingston Inn.  http://www.madgaelmusicfest.com

September

Saturdays all month, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, walking tours, various locations.  Discover the many interesting and unique neighborhoods throughout Madison led by one of the many knowledgeable Madison Trust guides.  http://www.madisonpreservation.org/historic-architecture-tours