Local Events in Madison, Wisconsin

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Under the Influence
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:30:00 +0000

November 13, 2014
227 State St.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Starting: 6:30 PM
Special Event
Photo courtesy MMoCA. Experience MMoCA after-hours with Under the Influence on Thursday, November 13. Begin the evening with a brief discussion of works in StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art in MMoCA’s Henry Street Gallery. Then, move to the museum’s Education Workshop to enjoy selected food and beverage pairings from Fresco as you create your very own masterpiece, influenced by the works you’ve just seen.

When: Nov 13, 2014 6:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Nichols State Colonels at Wisconsin Badgers Basketball
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000

When: Dec 13, 2014 1:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:30:00 +0000

When: Oct 19, 2014 8:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $18 Advance $20 Day of Show

JMM Class of 2004 Reunion
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000

The JMM Class of 2004 ten year reunion is almost here! Wow, we're old. Come celebrate with your fellow '04 grads at the Inn on the Park!

Your ticket will get you a free drink and appetizers, plus the opportunity to catch up with classmates while enjoying a beautiful view of the Capitol. Please buy tickets ASAP (i.e. now) so we know what kind of numbers to expect and can have enough food/drink. Prices will go up closer to the event, and tickets will NOT be sold at the door. The last day to buy tickets will be Wednesday, November 26th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the class officers.

When: Nov 28, 2014 7:00:00 PM to Nov 28, 2014 11:00:00 PMin Madison, Wisconsin

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000

When: Oct 22, 2014 7:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Country Roads Brewery Bus Tour
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000

Country Roads Brewery Bus Tour

10:30 am – 4:00 pm


Departs the Vintage Brewing Co. 674 Whitney Way

Transportation: 14 passenger shuttle bus.


Join us for a brewery bus tour visiting three of Wisconsin's finest breweries!



10:30 am: Depart from the Vintage Brewing Co.


11:15 pm: New Glarus Brewing Co.: includes free self guided tour, one pint or three samples and souvenir glass.


1:00 pm: Grumpy Troll Brewpub: includes one pint of beer or three samples.


2:30 pm: Wisconsin Brewing Co.: includes one pint of beer or three samples.


4:00 pm: Drop off at Vintage Brewing Co.



*Reservation Options


 ==>To pay with a credit card, click on the "Order Here"  above and you'll be directed to a Paypal site (a Paypal account is not required to purchase online). Processing fees are added for credit card payment.


==>Check or money order can be sent to: Hop Head Beer Tours P.O. Box 3151 Madison, WI 53704. Please call or email ahead to ensure the availability of spots on the tour.


==>To Book a Brewery Bus Tour as a Private Event for your group, please purchase all 14 seats ($840), if they are available.



Is it possble my tour will get canceled?

Madison Brewery Bus Tours need a min. of four reservations and the Country Roads Brewery Bus Tour needs a min. of 6 reservations to run. If we don't have enough reservations by 4 hours prior to the event start time, your money will be refunded or transferred to another tour of your choice.

What time should I arrive?

You should arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to the event. We are on a schedule so we will be departing at the stated times.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 21 to attend our events and you must have your state issued ID, the breweries may ask you for them and refuse you service if you are without, regardless of how old you appear.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is parking at this event. The Madison Metro Bus West Transfer Point is 2 blocks away. Green Cab 608 255 1234 and Union Cab 608 242 2000 are good taxi options.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed on our 14 passenger bus.

I mean, do you really need to drink a beer in the 10 minutes or so between breweries? There is plenty of beer at the breweries!


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To ensure there is no confusion about your reservation, it is recommended you bring a printed version of your ticket.


What is the refund policy?

Hop Head Beer Tours reserves the right to cancel an event and if so, your reservation fees will be refunded either to your credit card or by check. If you are unable to make a tour you've paid for, you may transfer you reservation to someone of your choosing or to a future tour/event. There are no refunds within 14 days of a tour date.

When: Oct 18, 2014 10:30:00 AM to Oct 18, 2014 4:00:00 PMin Madison, Wisconsin

Buffalo Bulls at Wisconsin Badgers Basketball
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000

When: Dec 28, 2014 1:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000

Puddles Pity Party, the traveling roadshow of Puddles the clown and his simian-sapien companion, MonkeyZuma, began more than ten years ago as part of the Atlanta-based ‘all clown’ band, Greasepaint.  While the band broke up, Puddles decided to carry on becoming a fixture in the Dames Aflame showgirl revue and touring as a special guest in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour in 2010.  In 2011, Puddles continued his travels, appearing as regular fixture at the Manderley Bar in New York’s now legendary immersive theater show, Sleep No More, before moving to Seattle in 2012 to appear in the European-style vaudevillian cabaret, Teatro ZinZanni.  In 2013, following a US and European tour with the esoteric rock band The Eels, as well as being invited to appear at Austin’s Moontower Comedy & Oddities Festival, Puddles teamed up with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to record a captivating reinvented version of Lordes’ hit song “Royals” as an audio and video release.  The video exploded on youtube with eight million views to date and spurred an avalanche of press about the ‘the sad clown with the golden voice’ and the track has sold tens of thousands of copies on iTunes.

Today, Puddles continues to travel the world with his Pity Party singing his sad pop anthems for all the party people.  Grab a hankie and cry it out with Puddles!
Special Notes

Ages: All Ages
Presented by: Majestic Live
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Winemaker Meet & Greet
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000

Please join Cento & Vino Veritas on Wednesday, October 22 for a wine producer meet-and-greet and wine tasting. $20/ticket includes wine tasting and antipasti. Wines will be available for purchase through Square Wine Company.

Domaine du Closel
Meet Evelyne de Jessey, proprieter and winemaker of Domaine du Closel, an organic producer in Savennières in the Loire Valley which dates back to 1495. Madame de Jessey is also the head of the Savennières AOC.

Taste: Domaine du Closel Cremant de Loire NV / “La Jalousie” Savennières 2011 / “Clos du Papillon”   Savennières 2009

Quinta do Infantado
Meet João Roseira, owner, vineyard manager and winemaker of Quinta do Infantado, which has been a leader in estate-bottled Ports since 1979. 

Taste: Quinta do Infantado Douro Tinto 2009 / Tawny Porto NV / Ruby Porto NV / Late Bottle Vintage Porto 2007 / 10-year Tawny Porto

Enjoy light antipasti and charcuterie from Cento.
Event is open-house, so feel free to arrive anytime between 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 
Guest must be 21+ to attend.
Sorry, no refunds.

When: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM to Oct 22, 2014 7:00:00 PMin Madison, Wisconsin

Communion Madison
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000

with The Whigs, Field Report, Water Liars, Building on Buildings
Communion was born in the Summer of 2006 at Londons Notting Hill Arts Club. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bears Den), and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, it quickly grew into a flourishing community of musicians and fans alike, providing a first independent platform for the freshest young artists on Londons circuit and beyond.The monthly night has seen the likes of Noah and the Whale, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, JJ Pistolet and Peggy Sue all grace the stage from the very start of their fledgling careers. It has also helped spawn the first steps for a diverse range of artists from The Holloways to King Charles and Example to Ben Howard to all in keeping with the eclectic ethos that Communion has come to stand for.Since its humble beginnings from a West London basement bar, Communion Presents shows have taken place across the UK in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Leeds, York, Oxford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast, and internationally in Melbourne, Nashville, San Fransisco and New York City. Communion Presents works closely with other champions of new live music, including the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, The Camden Crawl, HMVs Next Big Thing series, The NME awards, Belfasts Open House Festival, and many more clubs and companies who all have a hand in promoting exciting new music to as big and broad an audience as possible.You can buy tickets to all Communion Presents shows at www.communionmusic.co.uk/liveCommunion Records was founded in September 2009, priding itself on creating a close working family in which to allow artists to develop at their own pace. Production on many releases is handled by Ben, Kevin and Ian themselves, involving other artists from the roster in the recording process for that community vibe. Communion has released, or is currently primed to release records by Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Daughter, Deap Vally, Willy Mason, Half Moon Run, Gotye, Marcus Foster, Matthew and the Atlas, Matt Corby, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Pete Roe, Foy Vance, and Joe Banfi.In addition Communion Records releases a compilation each year Compilation 1 (Communion) featured rare recordings by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, Alessis Ark, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, JJ Pistolet (now of The Vaccines), and more. Compilation 2 (The Flowerpot Sessions) was a hugely ambitious, week long collaborative live project featuring original live recordings from the likes of Angus and Julia Stone, Damien Rice, The Staves, Lissie and Kill it Kid. And Compilation 3 (New Faces) was a snapshot of Communions musical universe as 2011 turned into 2012, featuring Michel Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Keaton Henson, Matt Corby, Joe Banfi and loads more.You can buy all Communion Records releases at www.communionmusic.co.uk/store

When: Oct 15, 2014 7:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin
Cost: $9.50 - $15.00