The Livingston Inn | Madison, Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast

Madison, WI Events Calendar: Spring and Early 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.

May

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/

4/28 to 5/7 – Madison Craft Beer Week, various locations around the isthmus.  Events range from beer dinners and food pairings to beer walks, bar promotions, and brewery parties.  http://www.madbeerweek.com/

5/5 – Gallery Night, various locations around the isthmus.  A long-time Madison tradition, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices the opportunity to enjoy exhibitions, opening receptions, and demonstrations at local galleries.  http://www.mmoca.org/events/special-events/gallery-night/gallery-night

5/5 to 5/7 – Brahms’ Requiem, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Overture Center for the Arts.  Evening and matinee performances for the closing performance of the season featuring organist Nathan Laube and the Madison Symphony Chorus.  http://www.overture.org/events/brahms-requiem

5/5 to 5/7 – Final weekend of the season for UW Cinematheque. A cinephile’s delight with classic and artistic films.  Showtimes 7:00pm and 2:00pm at various campus locations.  http://cinema.wisc.edu/about

5/6, 5/20, 5/27 – Madison Radicals, Breese Stevens Field, 6:00pm.  Games against Chicago Wildfire and Pittsburgh Thunderbirds.  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/

5/12 – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Majestic Theater, 9:00pm.  Chicago’s #1 cover band with songs ranging from The Beatles to Taylor Swift.  http://majesticmadison.com/

5/19 – Strollin’ Jazz Series, 800 and 900 blocks of East Johnson Street, 5:30-11pm.  Enjoy jazz performances throughout the evening in the small but very dynamic and fun business district in our neighborhood.  Presented by the Greater Madison Jazz Emporium.  http://www.tenneylapham.org

June

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/

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

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/

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

July

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/

7/22 – 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

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

8/21 – 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