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The following events are taking place during the WUC:

 

Art

Curators' Choice: New Works from MMoCA's Collection
Date(s): June 06, 2009 - November 08, 2009
Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 227 State Street . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-0158
Admission: free

Every year, works enter MMoCA ’s permanent collection reflecting new artistic trends and movements. Curators’ Choice showcases established and emerging talents from Europe and North America that have entered MMoCA's collection within the past three years.


Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj
Date(s): July 25, 2009 - October 04, 2009 Time(s): Tues - Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Chazen Museum of Art
Address: 800 University Ave . Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-2246
Admission: Free admission

Never before exhibited, these 150 pieces of silverware – tea services, bowls, claret jugs and more – reflect a remarkable array of tastes and highlight the distinctive regional styles that emerged across India during British colonial rule between 1858 and 1947.

 

From Nature: Realist Works in MMoCA’s Permanent Collection
Date(s): July 25, 2009 - July 25, 2010 Time(s): Tue-Thu, noon-5 pm • Fri, noon-8 pm • Sat, 10 am-8 pm • Sun, noon-5 pm • Closed Mondays
Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 227 State Street . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 257-0158
Admission: free

From Nature: Realist Works in MMoCA’s Permanent Collection is the last in a three-part series of exhibitions that surveys the major styles of modernism in the visual arts

 

 

Artisan Gallery Presents Tina Duemler and Work in Metal

Date(s): August 07, 2009 - September 13, 2009 Time(s): Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-5:00pm
Location: Artisan Gallery
Address: 6858 Paoli Rd # 1 . Belleville, WI 53508
Phone: (608) 845-6600

Tina Duemler creates stunning oil paintings capturing the tension of a moment in time. Work in Metal explores the varitey and versatillity of the ancient material metal. The gallery is also holding a silent auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

 


Wendell Arneson- Artist Reception
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: Grace Chosy Gallery
Address: 1825 Monroe St. . Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 255-1211 Come join us for this artist reception featuring Wendell Arneson and New W


Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America
Date(s): September 12, 2009 - January 03, 2010
Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 227 State Street . Madison, WI 53703,
Phone: (608) 257-0158

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed two Americans on the moon, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has organized an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg's Stoned Moon Series. In July of 1969, Rauschenberg was invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to witness the launch of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Several days after the event, Rauschenberg decided to create a personal response in the form of an extended print series of thirty-four lithographs. Selecting official photographs and diagrams from NASA's archive as a basis for the project, Rauschenberg traveled to Los Angeles to produce the series in collaboration with the publishing workshop Gemini G.E.L. Space exploration became a major subject in Rauschenberg's during the 1960s. The consummate expression of this theme is the Stoned Moon Series.

 


Mexican Independence Day
Date(s): September 13, 2009
Location: Warner Park
Address: 2930 N. Sherman Ave . Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 695-6299
Admission: Free

A celebration of the 199th anniversary of Mexican Independence with traditional music and food.


Ivory Room Piano Bar
Date(s): March 26, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Location: Ivory Room Piano Bar
Address: 116 W. Mifflin, Madison WI
Phone: (608) 467-2404

Star Light, Star Bright. live music at Ivory room everynight. Tuesdays: 7 pm - Close, Dave Bicknase plays piano Bar classics, wide variety of music, and takes requests All Night. Wednesdays: 7:30 pm - Close, Jim Ripp plays everything from James Taylor and The Beatles, to Johnny Cash and your requests. Thursdays: From 5:45 to 7:45 pm John Chimes plays new Orleans Blues. From 9 pm to close Mike Massey & Francie Phelps take your requests! Friday: Fridays: The Friday featured performer begins at 8:00 pm. and at 12:00 am Richard Shaten picks up and plays until close. Saturdays: Jim Ripp starts off the night at 6:00 pm and  at 9:00 pm Anthony and Leslie Cao take the stage and play everything and anything you can fire at them!



Curators' Choice: New Works from MMoCA's Collection
Date(s): June 06, 2009 - November 08, 2009
Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 227 State Street . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-0158
Admission: free

Every year, works enter MMoCA ’s permanent collection reflecting new artistic trends and movements. Curators’ Choice showcases established and emerging talents from Europe and North America that have entered MMoCA's collection within the past three years.



Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj
Date(s): July 25, 2009 - October 04, 2009 Time(s): Tues - Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Chazen Museum of Art
Address: 800 University Ave . Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-2246
Admission: Free admission

Never before exhibited, these 150 pieces of silverware – tea services, bowls, claret jugs and more – reflect a remarkable array of tastes and highlight the distinctive regional styles that emerged across India during British colonial rule between 1858 and 1947.



The Sound of Music
Date(s): August 27, 2009 - November 01, 2009 Time(s): see website for performance times
Location: The Fireside Dinner Theatre
Address: 1131 Janesville Avenue . Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin,
Phone: (800) 477-9505
Admission: see website for menus and pricing

Come and experience the world’s most beloved musical! Yes, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s immortal hit THE SOUND OF MUSIC is live and onstage at The Fireside featuring an outstanding cast of some of the country’s most talented Broadway and Regional actors. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a tune-filled tale of hope, courage, friendship and love with a message more poignant today than ever before. Every song is a classic from the joyful “My Favorite Things,” to the stirring “Climb Every Mountain”. It is without a doubt one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest scores. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is an American treasure and a treat for the whole family.



Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America
Date(s): September 12, 2009 - January 03, 2010
Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: 227 State Street . Madison, WI 53703,
Phone: (608) 257-0158

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed two Americans on the moon, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has organized an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg's Stoned Moon Series. In July of 1969, Rauschenberg was invited by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to witness the launch of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Several days after the event, Rauschenberg decided to create a personal response in the form of an extended print series of thirty-four lithographs. Selecting official photographs and diagrams from NASA's archive as a basis for the project, Rauschenberg traveled to Los Angeles to produce the series in collaboration with the publishing workshop Gemini G.E.L. Space exploration became a major subject in Rauschenberg's during the 1960s. The consummate expression of this theme is the Stoned Moon Series.


Comedy

The Comedy Club on State

The Comedy Club on State offers a friendly and courteous staff, hysterically funny entertainers, the intimate atmosphere of a nightclub, a full service bar, and a high quality sound system. Every Thursday is Showcase Night, featuring up & coming comics from the Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago areas. You can make reservations by calling:
(608)256-0099 or by e-mailing us at reservations@madisoncomedy.com.

Times and Cost: Thursday 8:30p - $8.00

   Friday 8:00p & 10:30p - $10.00

   Saturday 8:00p & 10:30p - $10.00

Location: 202 State Street, Madison

Event Location URL: http://www.madisoncomedy.com/

 

Community

 

Dane County Farmer’s Market

The Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square is a Saturday and Wednesday tradition in Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll find the season’s best bounty of vegetables, flowers, and specialty products from approximately 300 vendors throughout the year. About 150 vendors attend every Saturday.  All of the agriculturally-related items are produced in Wisconsin.

Wednesday Market: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Outdoors, Rain or Shine, 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Saturday Market: 6:00am – 2:00pm

Outdoors, Rain or Shine, Around the Capitol Square

Northside Farmers' Market

Date(s): September 13, 2009
Location: Northside TownCenter
Address: 2817 N. Sherman Avenue . Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 217-9631
Admission: free

Madison’s Northside Farmers Market features 25+ local food vendors offering a wide variety of locally produced. high-quality foods. Kid and pet friendly. Free parking. Sunday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm across from Warner Park at Sherman Ave. & Hwy 113. Contact:

Event Location URL: http://northsidefarmersmarket.org

 

Goodman Pool

Visitors to the Goodman Pool will enjoy the 1000 person capacity, 2 waterslides, 8 lane 25-meter lap area with diving boards, and a number of shallow water play features for pre-school aged children, The pool area is complete with a sand play area, concessions, changing rooms, deck chairs, umbrella tables and shade structures. It's a great place to spend your summer!

Location: 325 Olin Ave, Madison
Family/Open Swim Times are:
Monday - Friday, 12:30-4:30p.m. and 6:15p.m.-8:00p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Event URL: www.cityofmadison.com/parks

Outdoor Flea Market

Location: Northgate Shopping Center corner of Sherman and Aberg Ave. Madison
Cost: Free

 

Madison Trust's Historic Walking Tour

Every Saturday this summer the Trust will explore a different historic neighborhood, in addition to offering the popular State St. tours every week. Our interactive tours are given by experienced and enthusiastic docents, and each concludes with a free treat at a local restaurant. Don’t miss these opportunities to enhance your appreciation of Madison’s first 150 years.

All tours last about an hour, except Bascom Hill, which is an hour and a half. No reservations are required, simply show up at each tour’s designated starting point. Docents are ready rain or shine. Tours cost $5 per person and are free to members of the Madison Trust.

This weekly tour features the historic buildings of Madison’s famous downtown street, and the stories of the people who lived and worked between the Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus. The 1-hour tour meets at the House of Wisconsin Cheese, 107 State Street, and ends with a free junior ice cream at the Chocolate Shoppe $5, free for members of the Trust.

 

Madison Historic Walking Tours: Bascom Hill
Date(s): September 12, 2009
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Headquarters
Address: 816 State Street . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 441-8864
Admission: $5

Visit the University of Wisconsin, from its oldest buildings and traditional campus to its controversial modernist structures. See “the worst building in the history of American Universities” before it’s demolished (and maybe learn to like it). After the tour, enjoy free ice cream cone at the UW Memorial Union.

Madison Historic Walking Tours: Mansion Hill East
Date(s): September 12, 2009
Location: Edgewater Hotel Lobby
Address: 666 Wisconsin Ave. . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 441-8864
Admission: $5

This neighborhood, the city’s first historic district, features a fine collection of 1850s sandstone homes that belonged to Madison’s early leaders in business, education and society. Following the tour, enjoy a free beverage at the Edgewater’s Pier café.

Madison Historic Walking Tours: State Street
Date(s): September 12, 2009
Location: House of Wisconsin Cheese
Address: 107 State Street . Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 441-8864
Admission: $5

A commercial district for more than 150 years, State Street connects the University of Wisconsin campus and the Capitol. Hear the stories of the people who lived and worked here, while learning about architectural styles. At the end of the tour stop in at the Chocolate Shoppe for a free junior ice cream cone with your coupon.

 

Capital Tour

The best way to experience the beauty and grandeur of Wisconsin's Capitol building is to see it for yourself. The sixth floor museum and observation deck are open during the summer months. Groups of ten or more can make an on-line reservation for a tour of the State Capitol or call (608)266-0382.

Venue: 2 East Main Street, Madison

Building is open on weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., weekends and holidays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tours start at the information desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. A 4:00 p.m. tour is offered weekdays (Monday - Friday)

Fee: Free

 

Governor's Mansion Tours

Each guided tour lasts 20 to 30 minutes and includes a brief history and view of the rooms on the first floor. Visitors can also stroll through the gardens and enjoy a view of Lake Mendota.

The Executive Residence is handicapped accessible. The Executive Residence is located at on Madison's northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff.

Groups of 20 or more are asked to make a reservation by calling 608-246-5501.

Location: 99 Cambridge Road, Madison

1-3 pm Thursdays through 8/28
Cost: Free; donations of new or gently used children's books encouraged
Event URL: http://jessicadoyle.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=440&locid=71

 

Yoga in the Gardens

 

 

Date(s): March 30, 2009 - October 29, 2009 Time(s): Mondays 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. OR Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue . Madison, WI 53704,
Phone: (608) 246-4550
Admission: $10

This is a participative experiential class for gardeners, nature enthusiasts, and yoga students. Held outdoors when weather permits. Comfortable, loose fitting clothing and a portable mat are recommended; feel free to bring a water bottle. Instructor, Jonathan A. Garber RMT, is a certified Kripalu Yoga and Yoga for the Special Child Teacher. ON-GOING Mondays, 5:30-6:45 pm, Check with instructors concerning holiday weeks. Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 am, Check with instructors concerning holiday weeks. Registration: Walk In Cost: $10/session. Attend eight sessions in a row and receive your ninth session free.

Event Location URL: www.olbrich.org


Asian Gardens of the 1920s

Asian Gardens of the 1920s
Date(s): July 12, 2009 - September 27, 2009 Time(s): 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Olbrich Gardens
Address: 333o Atwood Ave. . Madison, WI
Phone: (608) 246-4550

This exhibit explores Asian gardens in 1926 and 1927 through the eyes of Elizabeth K. Roys, a Smith College botany student whose written descriptions, hand-drawn plans, and striking photography capture the landscapes of a vanished era. Roys eventually settled in Madison with her husband Nash Williams and was known to Madisonians as Betty Williams. She was instrumental in area garden clubs and, together with her husband, a strong supporter of Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

 

Betty Lou Cruises

All Public Cruises Require Advance Reservations and Online Booking is Recommended.

Lake Mendota

 Event URL: http://www.bettyloucruises.com

 

New Glarus brewery visit

Some people (ryuu_ro, patspam, Andi, Sarah, bartjol) want to make a visit to the New Glarus brewery but have to decide which day. Please contact BartJol if you want to join. Probably this will take place on tuesday, which I believe to be the day that the president's meeting is scheduled.

 

Movie

 

Marcus Theatres

Eastgate Cinemas - Madison
Location : 5202 High Crossing Boulevard
Phone : (608)242-2117

Point UltraScreen Cinema - Madison
Location : 7825 Big Sky Drive
Phone : (608)833-3980

Sundance Cinemas

The Sundance Cinemas Madison is located at the Hilldale Mall. We feature 6 state-of the-art movie screens, all-stadium plush seating, the Caffe 608 open morning until night, 2 bars and a restaurant plus the Gallery 608, selling Sundance merchandise and work from local artisans.

Location: Hilldale Mall, 430 N. Midvale Blvd

Phone: 608-316-6900

URL: http://www.sundancecinemas.com/sundance_608.html

Music and Dance

Ivory Room Piano Bar
Date(s): March 26, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Location: Ivory Room Piano Bar
Address: 116 W. Mifflin, Madison WI
Phone: (608) 467-2404

Star Light, Star Bright. live music at Ivory room everynight. Tuesdays: 7 pm - Close, Dave Bicknase plays piano Bar classics, wide variety of music, and takes requests All Night. Wednesdays: 7:30 pm - Close, Jim Ripp plays everything from James Taylor and The Beatles, to Johnny Cash and your requests. Thursdays: From 5:45 to 7:45 pm John Chimes plays new Orleans Blues. From 9 pm to close Mike Massey & Francie Phelps take your requests! Friday: Fridays: The Friday featured performer begins at 8:00 pm. and at 12:00 am Richard Shaten picks up and plays until close. Saturdays: Jim Ripp starts off the night at 6:00 pm and  at 9:00 pm Anthony and Leslie Cao take the stage and play everything and anything you can fire at them!


Live Irish Music
Date(s): August 02, 2009 - November 29, 2009 Time(s): 5pm
Location: Brocach Irish Pub
Address: 7 W. Main . Madison , WI
Phone: (608) 255-2015

Enjoy Live Irish Music at Brocach Irish Pub in downtown Madison WI


Betty Lou Pizza and Beer Cruise
Date(s): September 10, 2009
Location: Lake Monona Cruises at Machinery Row
Address: 601 Williamson Street . Madison,
Phone: (608) 246-3138
Admission: $30

Come cruise and enjoy Ian's pizza, capital beer and soft drinks.


John Jorgenson Quintet
Date(s): September 10, 2009
Location: The Brink Lounge
Address: 701 E. Washington Ave. suite 105 . Madison, WI 53703,
Phone: (608) 661-8589
Admission: Tickets $18 in advance $20 at the door

6years as guitarist and vocalist for Elton John which included sold out world tours, recordings, television appearances collaborations with Sting, Billy Joel, & more Co-founder w/ Chris Hillman of The Dessert Rose Band earning five #1 singles ACM’s “Guitarist of the Year: three consecutive times


Betty Lou Cocktail Cruise
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: Lake Monona Cruises at Machinery Row
Address: 601 Williamson Street . Madison,
Phone: (608) 246-3138
Admission: $37

Come cruise and enjoy an open bar and light appetizer buffet.


Betty Lou Friday Seafood Cruise
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: Lake Monona Cruises at Machinery Row
Address: 601 Williamson Street . Madison,
Phone: (608) 246-3138
Admission: $50 adult, $35 kids

Includes complimentary glass of Wollersheim Winery Wine, souvenir wine glass, soft drinks adn fruit juices, cash bar for beer wine and spirits


Live Music - Richard Wiegel
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: The Brink Lounge
Address: 701 E. Washington Ave. suite 105 . Madison, WI 53703,
Phone: (608) 661-8599
Admission: $7

Solo acoustic music by Richard Wiegel of The Midwesterners


Live Music Cruises on board Betty Lou Cruises
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: Mariner's Inn
Address: 5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr . Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 246-3138
Admission: $42

Join us for a relaxing evening on Lake Mendota on board Betty Lou Cruises with live music Friday nights. $42 includes cruise, open bar, light appetizer/dessert buffet. Full schedule of bands online at: http://bettyloucruises.com/musicschedule.php Reservations online


Live Traditional Irish Music
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: Brocach Irish Pub
Address: 7 W. Main . Madison , WI
Phone: (608) 255-2015

Enjoy Live Traditional Irish Music w/ The Currach at Brocach Irish Pub in downtown Madison WI


Piano Fondue - Dueling Pianos
Date(s): September 11, 2009
Location: The Brink Lounge
Address: 701 E. Washington Ave. suite 105 . Madison, WI 53703,
Phone: (608) 661-8599
Admission: $7

Request your favorite songs, sing along and enjoy the antics of this dueling pair. www.pianofondue.com

Folk Music Under the Apple Trees
Date(s): September 13, 2009
Location: Eplegaarden
Address: 2227 Fitchburg Road . Fitchburg, WI
Phone: (608) 845-5966

Enjoy great folk music all over the orchard!


Ivory Room Piano Bar
Date(s): March 26, 2009 - September 30, 2009
Location: Ivory Room Piano Bar
Address: 116 W. Mifflin, Madison WI
Phone: (608) 467-2404

Star Light, Star Bright. live music at Ivory room everynight. Tuesdays: 7 pm - Close, Dave Bicknase plays piano Bar classics, wide variety of music, and takes requests All Night. Wednesdays: 7:30 pm - Close, Jim Ripp plays everything from James Taylor and The Beatles, to Johnny Cash and your requests. Thursdays: From 5:45 to 7:45 pm John Chimes plays new Orleans Blues. From 9 pm to close Mike Massey & Francie Phelps take your requests! Friday: Fridays: The Friday featured performer begins at 8:00 pm. and at 12:00 am Richard Shaten picks up and plays until close. Saturdays: Jim Ripp starts off the night at 6:00 pm and  at 9:00 pm Anthony and Leslie Cao take the stage and play everything and anything you can fire at them!

 

American Idols Live

Alliant Energy Center Colliseum

Friday, Sept 4, TBA

http://www.ticketcity.com/concert-tickets/pop-music-tickets/american-idols-live-tickets/american-idols-live-tickets-alliant-energy-center-coliseum-september-4-tba.html

The Ivory Room Piano Bar

Cozy, loungey, piano bar. Sing along to your favorites! Live Music Tuesday through Saturday!

 

***Please note: The Ivory Room Piano Bar features special guests and holiday hours from time to time, thus the above schedule is subject to change. Please call to confirm exact performances.

Venue: The Ivory Room Piano Bar, 116 W. Mifflin St., Madison

6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Event Location URL: http://www.ivoryroompianobar.com/

Belly Dancing

Mona N'wal's Middle Eastern Dance troupe. Come on in for great food and fun.
Location: Mediterranean Hookah Lounge & Café, 77 Sirloin Strip, Madison

Shows at 8 & 10 pm Fridays & Saturdays

Cost: Free 

 

Clubs & Restaurants 

Africana Restaurant and Lounge

Alchemy

 

Annex

 

Atlanta Bread Company

Bab’s French Quarter Kitchen

Badger Bowl

Bar Next Door

Brink

Brocach Irish Pub

 

Edgewater Hotel

Essen Haus

 

Frequency

Frida Mexican Grill

 

High Noon Saloon

Hilton

 

Indie Coffee

Inferno

 

Ivory Room

Jolly Bob's

JT Whitney’s

 

Le Tigre Lounge

 

Local Tavern

 

Maduro

 

Magnus

 

Majestic Theatre

Mercury Restaurant Lounge

Mickey’s Tavern

 

Mr. Roberts

 

Natt Spil

Otto’s Restaurant and Bar

 

R Place on Park

 

Samba Brazilian Grill

Up North Bar

 

 

Sports

 

Fresno State at Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badger Football takes on Fresno State

Where: Camp Randall Stadium, 1440 Monroe Street

When: Saturday, September 12, TBA

Web Site: http://www.ticketcity.com/madison-wi-tickets/camp-randall-stadium-tickets.html

Wisconsin Ironman

September 13, 2009

Cheer on more than 2,000 athletes as they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. The competition begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Monona Terrace® Community and Convention Center and concludes at Midnight around the Capitol Square.

http://www.ironmanwisconsin.com/

 

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