Events

Certainty and Doubt: Paintings by Dan Ramirez

10/13/17 – 1/7/18 • Chazen Museum of Art • Free • Kid Friendly • chazen.wisc.edu • Paintings and prints by Dan Ramirez, former faculty member at the UW–Madison

Best Holiday Wines 2017

November 8, 2017 • 6:30-8:30pm • Wisconsin Union • Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union • apm.activecommunities.com/minicourses/Activity_Search/10293Celebrate the holidays by sampling the best new wines of 2017. Impress friends and family with your holiday wine choices!

Relief Printed Holiday Cards

November 9, 2017 • 6-8:30pm • Wisconsin Union • Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union • apm.activecommunities.com/minicourses/Activity_Search/10264 Create a set of handmade holiday cards using simple relief printing methods.

Madison Symphony Orchestra Troubadour: Two Faces of the Classical Guitar

11/17/17 – 11/19/17 • Overture Hall • $18+ • 6+ overture.org/events/troubadour • Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin delights with Chris Brubeck’s jazz-influenced Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra and Rodrigo’s successful Concierto de Aranjuez, infused with nature sounds. Conductor John DeMain will also lead the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Copland’s pioneer West-inspired Billy the Kid Suite and Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, written for ballet.

Fantastic Illustration from the Korshak Collection

11/17/17 – 2/4/18 • Chazen Museum of Art • Free • Kid Friendly • chazen.wisc.edu • Fantastical illustrations for fantasy and sci-fi books and magazines.

Fab Four – Tribute To The Beatles

November 17, 2017 • 7:00 PM • The Orpheum Theater • $30-$85 • Kid Friendly • madisonorpheum.com

Wellness Talks

November 17, 2017 • Noon-1:00 PM • Monona Terrace • mononaterrace.com • Healthy Aging: Natural Medicine for Every Decade of Life told by Dr. Ruddy.

Boy Band Review

November 17, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Shine On Madison Lighting Ceremony

November 18, 2017 • 6:08 PM • Downtown Madison • Top of State Street • Join Santa, Bucky and other VIPs to turn on the lights (unless the Grinch manages to sabatoge the plans).

The Holiday Fantasy in Lights

11/18/17 – 1/2/18 • Dusk till Dawn • The Electric Group • Olin Park • Free Kid Friendly • www.fantasyinlights.com • Drive through scenic Olin park and enjoy over 40 lighted holidays displays. Candy Canes handed out in the evenings.

MMoCA Art & Gift Fair

11/18/17 & 11/19/17 • Sat., Nov. 18 (10am-8pm) and Sun., Nov. 19 (10am-4pm) • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art • 227 State Street and 201 State Street • $6 / Children under 12 free • Kid Friendly • mmoca.org/artgiftfair • Come and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of shopping nearly 100 artist, gourmet food, and locally made vendor’s booths throughout MMoCA and the Overture Center. Live music and dance performances, craft making, vignettes, selfie booths, a silent auction, and the Rediscovered Treasures Sale.

Holiday Ornament Creations

November 18, 2017 • 1-3pm • DreamBank • FREE • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • We’ll be decorating wooden ornaments using paint, modpodge, glitter and more! Come and make a set for your own tree or give them as a gift to spread holiday cheer. This event is first come, first serve while supplies last.

Thanksgiving Cards and Crafts

November 18, 2017 • 9:30-12pm • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Enjoy a morning getting in the festive fall spirit at DreamBank! Bring the whole family and get yourselves ready to give thanks by making Thanksgiving crafts and cards. Stop in anytime between 9:30am and 12pm to show your creative attitude for gratitude!

Dirty Heads

November 18, 2017 • 7:00 PM • The Orpheum Theater • $22.50-$25 • madisonorpheum.com

Cut Copy

November 18, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Snowshoe and Winter Camping Rentals

11/18/17 – 12/22/17 • Noon-6:30pm, M-F • Wisconsin Union • Outdoor UW, Memorial Union • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/outdoor-uw/outdoor-rentals/ • When snowstorms are in the forecast, your outlet to the outdoors can help you turn a snowy Wisconsin winter into a fun playground with snowshoe and winter camping rentals.

Fall Floral Design Workshop

November 19, 2017 • 2:00 PM • Revel • Kid Friendly • revelmadison.com/events/ • Create a stunning floral arrangement using seasonal blooms. You will go home with a centerpiece that will be perfect for your Thanksgiving table. RSVP Required.

Meditation at Monona Terrace

November 20, 2017 • Noon-12:45pm • Monona Terrace • Free mononaterrace.com • Touted by attendees as our most impactful program, spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

11/21/17 – 11/26/17 • Overture Center for the Arts   $35+ • Kid Friendly www.overture.org/events/grinch  • The Grinch broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway. The New York Times praised the play as “100 times better than any bedside story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”

School Days off at WVM: Old Abe the War Eagle–Story & Craft

November 22, 2017 • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Wisconsin Veterans Museum Wisconsin Veterans Museum •Free • Kid Friendly • wisvetsmuseum.comJoin us for drop-in, family-friendly activities at the museum on “No School” days for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Ever Gleaming

11/24/17 – 1/13/18 • 9am-4pm Tue-Sat; 11am-4pm Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day. • Wisconsin Historical Museum • 30 N. Carroll St. • Admission by donation, $5 adults, $3 children • Kid Friendly • WisconsinHistoricalMuseum.org • Relive holiday memories, pose for pictures in a replica 1960s living room, and see over two dozen Evergleams in this display of shiny aluminum trees.

Guided Tours of Wisconsin Historical Museum

11/24/17 – 1/13/18 • 1pm Tue-Sat, also 11am on Saturdays; 1pm tour on Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas • Wisconsin Historical Museum • 30 N. Carroll St. • WisconsinHistoricalMuseum.org • Join us for a half-hour guided tour everyday at 1pm. An additional tour at 11am on Saturdays is offered.

Holiday Open House Downtown Madison

11/24/17 – 11/26/17 • All Day • Downtown Madison • Downtown • Free • Kid Friendly • visitdowntownmadison.com

Peppermint Twinkletree’s Frosty Flicker Forest

11/24/17 – 11/26/17 • All Day • Downtown Madison • Downtown • Free • Kid Friendly • visitdowntownmadison.com

Pictures with Santa

11/24/17 & 11/25/17 • 10-2 PM • DreamBank • Free Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day and photos with Santa will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Drop-In: Holiday Ornament Making

11/25/17 & 11/26/17 • 11am-6pm on Sat, 1pm-6pm on Sun •Revel • Kid Friendly • revelmadison.com/events • Drop in to the Craft Bar and make DIY ornaments. We provide the supplies and instructions – you sip seasonal beverages while making one or a whole set or ornaments to adorn your tree.

Kids in the Rotunda – Cash Box Kings

November 24, 2017 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda Stage • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kir • The Cash Box Kings are dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940’s and 50’s post-war blues sound, with opportunities to dance, sing and even get up on stage to play harmonica. This be-bopping blues party will have the entire family on their feet!

Holiday Crafting

11/24/17 & 11/25 & 12/2 & 12/9 & 12/16 • 10-3 PM • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day, but be sure to check out our event times for pictures with Santa!

Kids in the Rotunda – Fox and Branch

November 25, 2017 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kir • Get ready for bluegrass fun for the whole family! Dave Fox and Will Branch strive to create a communal atmosphere of fun and high spirits wherever they play.

Hilltop Hoods

November 27, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Meditation at Monona Terrace

November 27, 2017 • Noon-12:45pm • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Touted by attendees as our most impactful program, spending even a few minutes in meditation can reconnect you with a sense of calm and inner peace.

Wet Felted Holiday Stocking

November 28, 2017 • 6-9:30 PM • Wisconsin Union • Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union • apm.activecommunities.com/minicourses/Activity_Search/10205 Learn how to make a Holiday stocking using a wet-felting technique!

Keys N Krates

November 28, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Homemade Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

November 29, 2017 • 12-1 PM • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Looking to get creative with your gift-giving this season? Join Chef Joel Olson of Hemmachef and discover homemade gifts from supplies that are easy to find in most Madison food markets. You’ll learn how to prepare, at taste test, Meat and Vegetable Rubs, Herbed Wine Jelly and also learn how to create Soothing Aromatic Bath Soaks.

Tudor Holiday Dinner

11/29/17 – 12/3/17 • 5:30-9 PM • Wisconsin Union • Great Hall, Memorial Union • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/special-events/tudor-holiday-dinner-concerts • Enjoy a night of fine dining, old English pageantry, and rich choral presentations by the Philharmonic Chorus of Madison, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Gorman.

Black Music Ensemble

November 30, 2017 • 8:30 PM • Wisconsin Union • Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union • Free • Kid Friendly • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/black-music-ensemble-5 • Enjoy a performance by UW-Madison’s Black Music Ensemble. The group exclusively performs the music of black artists from many time periods and styles, ranging from swing to funk to bebop to hip hop.

Fused Glass Holiday Ornaments

November 30, 2017 • 6-8:30 PM • Wisconsin Union • Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union • apm.activecommunities.com/minicourses/Activity_Search/10287 • Create your own personalized fused glass holiday ornaments.

Holiday Tree Lighting

December 1, 2017 • State of WI • State Capitol Rotunda • Free • Kid Friendly

A Madison Symphony Christmas

12/1/17 – 12/3/17 • Madison Symphony Orchestra • Overture Hall • $18+ • Kid Friendly • www.overture.org/events/madison-symphony-christmas-2017 • Embrace the holiday spirit with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Conductor John DeMain in this unofficial start to the season! Soprano Emily Pogorelc, Tenor Eric Barry, the Madison Symphony Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and Mount Zion Gospel Choir join forces in this magical concert of Christmas classics interwoven with enchanting new holiday music.

Ekali

December 1, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale

12/2/17 – 12/3/17 • 8am-5 pm • Wisconsin Union • Varsity Hall, Union South • union.wisc.edu/events Resale is the largest ski swap of its kind in the Midwest. Hoofers has been running it for 54 years! Come enjoy great deals on winter sports gear such as downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards and apparel!

Kids in the Rotunda – The Disclosures

December 2, 2017 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda Stage • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kirSing along with The Disclosures, whose humorous songs blend lessons on basic money management with stories of pirates, piggy banks, toys and more. Learning about money has never been this fun!

Tea and Trains

December 2, 2017 • 10:30 am-2 pm • The Children’s Museum • The Madison Club • $35/individual; Packages available • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/programs-and-events/special-events/tea-and-trains • Tea & Trains is a holiday tradition for Madison area families, featuring a signature train collection by guest conductors, themed arts and craft stations, an exciting silent auction, and of course, our high tea and hot chocolate. This holiday tradition is a treat for the young and young at heart.

Casas for CASA Gingerbread Contest

12/2/17 & 12/3/17 • 10 AM-4 PM each day • Madison Children’s Museum • Free with museum admission • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • Watch teams compete in a gingerbread house decorating contest to benefit Dane County CASA. Vote for your favorite house and enjoy cookie-decorating activities and gingerbread-themed art projects.

Story Saturday

December 2, 2017 • 11am – 12pm • Wisconsin Historical Museum • Kid Friendly • WisconsinHistoricalMuseum.org • The first Saturday of each month is Story Saturday at the Wisconsin Historical Museum! The FREE program features fun and exciting Wisconsin stories geared toward families and kids. Activities and crafts bring the stories to life! Story reading starts at 11 am with activities to follow.

Pictures with Santa

12/2/17 & 12/9/17 & 12/16/17 • 10-1 PM • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Hop the Downtown Holiday Trolley and head to DreamBank with the family for free hot cocoa, a holiday crafting workshop and photos with Santa! Crafting and cocoa are available all day and photos with Santa will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Brad Mehldau Trio

December 2, 2017 • 8:00 PM • Wisconsin Union • Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union • $38 • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/brad-mehldau-trio • Attend a jazz performance by a trio that includes Brad Mehldau, a performer The New York Times called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.”

Delta Rae

December 2, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Christmas Pageant

December 3, 2017 • 4:15 PM & 5:15 PM • State of WI • State Capitol Rotunda Free • Kid Friendly • Pageant of the Christmas Story

The Takács Quartet

December 3, 2017 • 7:30 PM • Wisconsin Union • Shannon Hall, Memorial Union $25 • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/takacs-quartet-with-garrick-ohlsson • The Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently praised the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar and making the most tradition of works feel radical once more”.

One-Night Masterpiece: Christmas Mantel

December 3, 2017 • 5:30-7:30 PM • Wisconsin Union • Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union • apm.activecommunities.com/minicourses/Activity_Search/10280 • Create your painted masterpiece in one night. No previous painting experience required. Let our accomplished artist lead you through the steps to creating a classic holiday mantel – stocking, candy canes and gingerbread man. We provide the canvas, the paints, the brushes – You take home a finished painting.

Daylong Meditation Retreat

December 3, 2017 • 9 AM-4 PM • Monona Terrace • $20 • mononaterrace.com Give yourself this gift and take the time to slow down, be present, and practice self compassion. The day will be a mix of guided meditation, deep relaxation, and gentle movement.

Lunchtime Yoga

December 4, 2017 • Noon-12:45 PM • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Evanescence

December 6, 2017 • 7:00 PM • The Orpheum Theater • $40.50-$50.50 • Kid Friendly • madisonorpheum.com

Free Family Night

December 6, 2017 • 5-8 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/eventsOn the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free. Check the MCM calendar of events for this evening’s special activities.

Joe Pug

December 7, 2017 • 8:00 PM • Wisconsin Union • Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union • $24 • union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/joe-pug-2/4 • Maryland native left filmmaking to pursue music. By day a carpenter, Pug used any space he could find to record his EP. A decade later, Pug’s work has an overwhelming feel of authenticity, relying on his steely guitar-picking and rich vocals.

Otis Redding Tribute Night

December 7, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Lunchtime Yoga

December 7, 2017 • Noon-12:45 PM • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Adult Swim: Geek out Your Holidays

December 8, 2017 • 6-10 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • $12.75 advance; $15 Day of Event • 21 & up only • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/programs-and-events/for-adults/adult-swim • Adults are invited to play for the evening–crawling, sliding, and dancing their way through the museum. Adult beverages and pizza are available for purchase. At this holiday edition, make gifts for friends and family.

School Days OFF at WVM: Holiday Card-Making for veterans

December 8, 2017 • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM • Wisconsin Veterans Museum • Free • Kid Friendly • wisvetsmuseum.com/events/?ID=182 • Join us for drop-in, FREE family-friendly activities at the museum on “No School” days for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

BADBADNOTGOOD

December 8, 2017 • 8:00 PM • Wisconsin Union • Shannon Hall, Memorial Union • $30 union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/badbadnotgoodCurrently the most popular fusion experiment group.

Brian Regan Live

December 8, 2017 • 8:00 PM • The Orpheum Theater • $49.75  madisonorpheum.com

Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press

December 8, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Art Exhibition by Ben Orozco

12/8/17 – 2/2/18 • Wisconsin Union • Class of 1925 Gallery, Memorial Union • Free • union.wisc.edu/events

Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition

12/8/17 – 2/2/18 • Wisconsin Union • Porter Butts Gallery, Memorial Union • Free • union.wisc.edu/events

The Nutcracker

12/9/17 -12/26/17 • Madison Ballet • Overture Hall • Kid Friendly • overture.org/events/nutcracker • One Hundred Fifty Dancers | Live MusicA Twenty-Five Foot Tree | An Epic Battle | 100% Chance of SnowRing in the holiday season with this timeless story filled with some of literature’s most treasured characters.

Kids in the Rotunda – Kalaanjali School of Dance

December 9, 2017 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda Stage • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kir • Experience stories of the East through the dynamic expressions of the Kalaanjali dancers! Dancers of all ages capture the beauty of the Bharatanatyam-style dancing of southern India.

A Christmas Carol

December 9, 2017 • 7:00 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Overture Center for the Arts • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

Lego Building Bonanza

December 9, 2017 • 1-3 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • Visit MCM for Lego fun in the Art Studio. In celebration of the Wisconsin State Capitol’s 100th anniversary, guest artist Andrew Beckett visits today to build a scale model of the Capitol out of Legos.

Ever Gleaming Curator Talk

December 9, 2017 • 1:00-2:00 PM • Wisconsin Historical Museum • Admission by donation, $5 adults, $3 children Kid Friendly • WisconsinHistoricalMuseum.orgEnjoy the museum’s exhibition, “Ever Gleaming,” and learn the history of the Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree with Wisconsin Historical Society Curator Joe Kapler.

Mad Men Holiday Soiree

December 9, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Drop-In: Holiday Candle Making

December 10, 2017 • 2-5 PM • Revel • Not Kid Friendly • revelmadison.com/events • Learn the basics of DIY candle making using environmentally friendly soy wax. Choose your container, choose a scent, and create a one-of-a-kind candle for yourself (or to gift!) Regular Craft Bar projects also available.

Reason for Freezin’

December 9, 2017 • 10, 11:30, 1:30 and 3 PM • Downtown Madison
Lisa Link Peace Park • Kid Friendly • visitdowntownmadison.com

A Christmas Carol

December 10, 2017 • 2:30 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Overture Center for the Arts • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

Joe Biden: American Promise Tour

December 10, 2017 • 6:30 PM • The Orpheum Theater • madisonorpheum.com

Lunchtime Yoga

December 11, 2017 • Noon-12:45 PM • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Dead Horses

December 14, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Lunchtime Yoga

December 14, 2017 • Noon-12:45pm • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Tom Waits Tribute

December 15, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Kids in the Rotunda – Yid Vicious

December 16, 2017 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kir • Join Madison’s Klezmer mavens and their special guests for a multicultural celebration of Hanukkah and other winter celebrations around the globe. Yid Vicious brings the Rotunda stage to life with Yiddish dance music spanning generations from the old world to our world.

A Christmas Carol

December 16, 2017 • 2:30 & 7 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

Ceramic Studio Gift Mugs

December 16, 2017 • 10-11 AM • Madison Children’s Museum • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • Decorate a ceramic mug for a favorite friend or family member. After painting, mugs will be fired in our kiln and ready for pick-up the week of December 12. Recommended for ages 4 & up. Dress for mess.

Madison Hip Hop Awards

December 16, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

A Christmas Carol

December 17, 2017 • 2:30 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Overture Center for the Arts • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

Lunchtime Yoga

December 18, 2017 • Noon-12:45 PM • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Lunchtime Yoga

December 21, 2017 • Noon-12:45 PM • Monona Terrace • Free • mononaterrace.com • Take a break from the daily stresses of your workday with Lunchtime Yoga! Help relieve stress and learn useful techniques to navigate the rest of your day.

Handmade Holiday Gifts

December 22, 2017 • 9 AM-12 PM • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • We’ll have a bunch of different crafts to choose from. We’ll provide the supplies, you just bring yourself, some friends and your creativity!

Cookie Decorating

December 22, 2017 • 1:00-4:00 PM • DreamBank • Free • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Grab your baker’s hat, roll up your sleeves, and use your colorful imagination for sugar cookie decorating and sampling at DreamBank!

A Christmas Carol

December 22, 2017 • 2:30 & 7 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Overture Center for the Arts • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

A Christmas Carol

December 23, 2017 • 2:30 & 7 PM • Children’s Theater of Madison • Overture Center for the Arts • Kid Friendly • ctmtheater.org

Winter Wonder Week

12/26/17 – 12/31/17 • Daily 9:30 PM-5 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • Free with museum admission • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • Celebrate winter break at Madison Children’s Museum! Join us for programs to explore cold weather, ice and snow, folklore, tastes and unique festivities of wintertime. Check the MCM calendar of events for a complete schedule of activities.

Thank You Card Workshop

December 27, 2017 • 9-12 PM • DreamBank • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • The gifts are unwrapped, the festivities are winding down, and it’s the perfect time to teach kids about the importance of gratitude. In this workshop we inspire kids to use their written and artistic skills to create heartfelt thank you notes.

Let’s Get Moving

December 27, 2017 • 1-4 PM • DreamBank • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • What better way to burn off some of the kiddos’ holiday energy than bringing them to DreamBank for some Zumba or yoga? We’ll be doing some Kids’ Zumba from 1-2:30 pm. Then wind down with little om BIG OM and Kids’ Yoga from 2:30-4pm.

Drop-In Craft Bar

12/27/17 – 12/30/17 • Revel • Kid Friendly • revelmadison.com/events/calendar Drop in to the Craft Bar and create! Select a project from our menu. We provide the supplies and instructions and you complete your project while sipping a cocktail and socializing. The best part? We clean up the mess! Reservations accepted, or just drop in.

Holiday Read In

December 28, 2017 • 9-12 PM • DreamBank • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Come spend a cozy morning at DreamBank! Stay in your PJs, pack a blanket and a pillow along with some holiday-themed books and come on over for a relaxing morning of stories, snacks and more.

Bricks 4 Kids

December 28, 2017 • 1-4 PM • DreamBank • Kid Friendly • dreamfearlessly.com • Bring the kiddos to DreamBank for hands-on activities from Bricks 4 Kidz, a group that promotes educational play with LEGOs. This workshop will encourage your little architect to become more curious, creative and confident with every creation.

Drop-In: NYE Party Crowns!

December 30, 2017 • 1-9pm • Revel • Not Kid Friendly • revelmadison.com/eventsDrop in to the Craft Bar and create a celebratory crown or headband to wear to your NYE party. Sip a cocktail or prosecco on tap to make the day extra festive!

New Year’s Eve Dance Party

December 31, 2017 • 3-4:30 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • Free with museum admission • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • Come to MCM for a New Year’s Eve afternoon dance party, complete with glow bracelets, sparkling juice and a confetti-filled early New Year countdown at 4pm.

DecaDance New Years Party

December 31, 2017 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Free Family Night

January 3, 2018 • 5-8 PM • Madison Children’s Museum • Kid Friendly • madisonchildrensmuseum.org/events • On the first open Wednesday night of each month, MCM invites our entire community to enjoy the museum for free.

Wisconsin Fest

January 5, 2018 • Majestic • majesticmadison.com

Kids in the Rotunda – Truly Remarkable Loon

January 6, 2018 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted) • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda Stage • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kirFrom beanbag chairs to a parasol to a live mongoose, if it isn’t nailed down you can’t stop Loon from tossing it in the air in this hilarious juggling variety act!

Wisconsin Fest

January 6, 2018 • Majestic • Wisconsin Fest • majesticmadison.com

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

January 7, 2018 • 3:00 PM • Overture Center for the Arts • Capitol Theater • $22+ • Kid Friendly • www.overture.org/events/mr-poppers-penguinsMr Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives and a penguin waddles out!

Ken Page (Cabaret)

January 11, 2018 • 7:00 PM • Overture Center for the Arts • Capitol Theater • $90 (includes dinner) • Kid Friendly • 6+ • overture.org/events/ken-page • You may not place the face but you’ll recognize the voice when singer and voice actor Ken Page performs as part of the center’ cabaret series. Best known as the voice of Oogie Boogie in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Kids in the Rotunda – Monkey Business

January 13, 2018 • 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM (1 PM ASL interpreted • Overture Center for the Arts • Rotunda Stage • Free • Kid Friendly • overture.org/kir • The Monkey Business Institute uses their super strong imaginations to create spur-of-the-moment, seat-of-their-pants improvisational comedy.

MadCity Sessions: Kinfolk and The Big Payback

January 18, 2018 • 7:30 PM • Overture Center for the Arts • Capitol Theater • Free • overture.org/events/kinfolk-big-payback • Overture’s popular series of free concerts featuring local and regional bands continues for the 2017/18 season in the historic Capitol Theater with two bands per concert.

RENT

January 2-7, 2018 • Overture Center for the Arts • Overture Hall • $30+ • 10+ • overture.org/events/rent • A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.