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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.

April

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/

3/30 to 4/6 – Wisconsin Film Festival.  Our favorite event of the entire year that keeps getting better each time around! A sponsor for the festival, The Livingston Inn hosts events and has the inside scoop on the best films and hard-to-get tickets. No need to visit Cannes, this festival has all that with Midwestern fun and hospitality! http://wifilmfest.org/

4/7, 4/8 – USHL Madison Capitols, Alliant Energy Center, 7:05pm.  Games against Dubuque and Chicago for final weekend of the season. Catch some local hockey action just across John Nolen Drive from downtown Madison.  http://www.madcapshockey.com/

4/8 – UW Russian Folk Orchestra, 20th Anniversary Concert, Mills Concert Hall, 7:30pm.  Free concert celebrating Russian and East European folk music and featuring Russian instruments such as balalaikas, domras, and bayans. http://russorch.wisc.edu/

4/9 – UW-Madison Arboretum Walk: Effigy Mounds, 1-3pm.  Discover rare, intact mound groups built more than 1,000 years ago. https://arboretum.wisc.edu/visit/events/

4/15 – Dane County Farmers’ Market, Opening Day, Capitol Square, 6:15am to 1:45pm.  The season starts for one of the most popular events among guests at The Livingston Inn!  http://dcfm.org/

4/21 and 4/23 – The Magic Flute, Madison Opera, Overture Center for the Arts.  An evening and matinee performance of Mozart’s enchanting music and story written in the last year of his life. http://www.overture.org/events/magic-flute

4/22 – Holy Wisdom Monastery, Evening Tour of Wisdom Prairie, 7-8:30pm.  Experience an early spring evening in this peaceful setting on the quiet side of Lake Mendota.  http://benedictinewomen.org/

4/28 – Marc Maron: The Too Real Tour, Orpheum Theater, 7:00pm.  Stand-up comic feature on many television talk shows, including appearances on Conan O’Brien more than any other comedian.  http://www.madisonorpheum.com/

4/28 – Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Masterworks V, Overture Center for the Arts, 7:30pm. Chamber music featuring guest artists Michael Shinn and Jessica Chow Shinn on piano.  https://wisconsinchamberorchestra.org/

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/

4/29 – Itzhak Perlman with Pianist Rohan de Silva, Overture Center for the Arts, Overture Hall, 8:00pm.  A virtuoso of the violin comes to Madison.  http://www.overture.org/events/itzhak-perlman

4/28 – The Jayhawks, Majestic Theater, 9:00pm.  Formed in Minneapolis in 1984, The Jayhawks continue to impress audiences with their unique Americana style.  http://majesticmadison.com/

4/29 – Lucinda Williams, Overture Center for the Arts, Capitol Theater, 8:00pm.  Enjoy an evening with one of the most moving storytellers in song.  http://www.overture.org/events/lucinda-williams

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/

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

6/3 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/