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Badger Family Spring Visit

Event Details

Badger Family Spring Visit is an opportunity for families to visit, reconnect, and spend time with their students. Throughout the month of April, you can attend free and low-cost events that we have compiled specifically for you throughout the UW campus and Madison community. There is no registration fee for Badger Family Spring Visit – just come and spend time with your student! Some events may require tickets. If so, please purchase the tickets directly through the event website.

More information about Badger Family Spring Visit will continue to be added here throughout the spring.

Accessing the Event Program

All you have to do is download our Badger Family Spring Visit app, pick a weekend in April to visit Madison, and browse through the events throughout your weekend, including sporting events, musical and theater entertainment, educational opportunities, shopping, dining, and more. You get to create your own schedule!

To access the Badger Family Spring Visit event guide, first download the UW Guide app on your smartphone (visit mobile.wisc.edu/uwguide for more information). Once you open the app, the “UW–Madison Family Events” guide will automatically appear within the UW Guide — simply select and download it.

Schedule of Events

Many of the events throughout the month are free, but some require tickets. Next to each event, you’ll find (FREE) or ($) to denote if there is a cost. If there is a cost, please visit the event website to purchase tickets.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 - Sunday, April 5, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

2020 UW Science Expeditions – UW Madison – All Day – FREE

It’s a science open house across the UW campus. Talk with researchers, visit science venues, enjoy the Science Spectacular Shows and try the Exploration Stations. More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Beads & Threads – Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination.  More info here.

Free Art Friday – Memorial Union, Wheelhouse Studios – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – FREE

Join Wheelhouse Studios and Liberty in North Korea in making traditional North Korean fans.

UW Madison is a university rescue team of Liberty in North Korea, the only grassroots organization in the US devoted to the human rights crisis in North Korea. We focus on spreading awareness on campus via documentary screenings and speaker panels. We also fundraise money to help North Korean defectors settle in a new country and hold social events to create a community on campus for students who want to get involved. More info here.

Madison Capitols vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints – Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena – 7:05 p.m. – $

Root for the Madison Capitols Hockey team featuring the top amateur hockey players in the country. More info here.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

2020 UW Science Expeditions – UW Madison – All Day – FREE

It’s a science open house across the UW campus. Talk with researchers, visit science venues, enjoy the Science Spectacular Shows and try the Exploration Stations. More info here.

Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market – Garver Feed Mill – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – FREE

Visitors will find a full array of local produce and products including tender hoophouse grown greens, hearty root vegetables, hyperlocal meats – perfect for day-long slow cooking –  and fresh cheese curds for those that need their fix all year long. Grab a coffee while you shop in cozy comfort. More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Weekend Wonders –  Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – $$

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. More info here.

Madison Capitols vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints – Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena – 7:05 p.m. – $

Root for the Madison Capitols Hockey team featuring the top amateur hockey players in the country. More info here.

Combined Choirs Concert – Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall – 7:30 p.m. – FREE

More info here.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

2020 UW Science Expeditions – UW Madison – All Day – FREE

It’s a science open house across the UW campus. Talk with researchers, visit science venues, enjoy the Science Spectacular Shows and try the Exploration Stations. More info here.

SpringFest Arts & Crafts Fair – Warner Park Community Recreation Center – 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $ ($1)

Over 80 crafters from the Midwest will be selling their handmade goods. You can expect to see a variety of jewelry, baskets, garden art, cards, pottery, woodwork, baby gifts, soaps, balms, lotions, knitwear, paintings, home décor and more! It’s the perfect place to find a unique gift for that special someone (or for yourself). More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Taste of Tech: 3D Pens – Madison Children’s Museum – 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – $

Trace images, make your own sculptures, and get an idea of how to use 3D technology. Participants will be able to successfully handle a 3D pen and create an art object!  This program will have four 30-minute sessions at  12 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. More info here.

Open Mic at Bos Meadery – Bos Meadery – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE

Madison’s favorite afternoon open mic every Sunday! All genres of music and spoken word are welcome. Hosted by various area musicians. More info here.

35th Annual Beethoven Competition Winners’ Recital –  Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE

More info here.

Concerto Competition Concert – Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall – 7:00 p.m. – $

A concert of the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra (Oriol Sans, conductor) featuring the performances of 2019-20 Concerto Competition and Composition Reading winners. More info here.

Friday, April 10, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Downtown Taste of Madison Food Tour – Capitol Square – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – $$

Sample classic Wisconsin fare as we tour downtown Madison’s Capitol Square and neighboring areas–a great way to experience “real Wisconsin” flavors while discovering hidden gems! Enjoy six stops including a guided Wisconsin cheese tasting, a view from the Capitol, traditional food of the miners, and real Wisconsin ice cream for dessert, and plenty of fun, local trivia. The tour is the perfect outing with friends, family or co-workers. Join us for a classic Madison culinary experience. More info here.

Beads & Threads – Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. More info here.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Dane County Farmers’ Market – Capitol Square – 6:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. – FREE

Shop at the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Weekend Wonders –  Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

We focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, density and other forces. More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

The Perlman Trio – Hamel Music Center – 3:30 p.m. – FREE

More info here.

All-Ages Improv Show – Glass Nickel Pizza Co. – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – $

This one-hour show is packed with fast-paced, classic, short-form improv comedy! Audience participation is guaranteed and the content is appropriate for kids, as well as grown-ups who appreciate smart, clean comedy. More info here.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – $$

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. More info here.

UW Chorale Concert – Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

More info here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

Open Mic at Bos Meadery – Bos Meadery – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE

Madison’s favorite afternoon open mic every Sunday! All genres of music and spoken word are welcome. Hosted by various area musicians. More info here.

Spring 2020 Carillon Concerts – Carillon Tower – 3:00 p.m. – FREE

Designed by Arthur Peabody, the UW-Madison Carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 with 25 bells. Additions and replacements resulted in the current configuration of 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to 6,823 pounds. More info here.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Downtown Taste of Madison Food Tour – Capitol Square – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – $$

Sample classic Wisconsin fare as we tour downtown Madison’s Capitol Square and neighboring areas–a great way to experience “real Wisconsin” flavors while discovering hidden gems! Enjoy six stops including a guided Wisconsin cheese tasting, a view from the Capitol, traditional food of the miners, and real Wisconsin ice cream for dessert, and plenty of fun, local trivia. The tour is the perfect outing with friends, family or co-workers. Join us for a classic Madison culinary experience. More info here.

Beads & Threads – Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. More info here.

Tandem Press Friday Jazz Series – Tandem Press – 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. – FREE

Join us at Tandem Press for our annual Friday Jazz Series featuring students from the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program, led by Johannes Wallmann, the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies. More info here.

Spring Varsity Band Concert – Kohl Center – 7:00 p.m. – $

The Spring Varsity Band Concert is one of the highlights of the year. We will have a delightful evening of music that will include a wide range of styles. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band! More info here.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Dane County Farmers’ Market – Capitol Square – 6:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. – FREE

Shop at the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Weekend Wonders –  Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

We will be painting, sculpting, creating paper crafts, and more! More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

All-Ages Improv Show – Glass Nickel Pizza Co. – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – $

This one-hour show is packed with fast-paced, classic, short-form improv comedy! Audience participation is guaranteed and the content is appropriate for kids, as well as grown-ups who appreciate smart, clean comedy.  More info here.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – $$

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. More info here.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

A first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

Open Mic at Bos Meadery – Bos Meadery – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE

Madison’s favorite afternoon open mic every Sunday! All genres of music and spoken word are welcome. Hosted by various area musicians. More info here.

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Downtown Taste of Madison Food Tour – Capitol Square – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – $$

Sample classic Wisconsin fare as we tour downtown Madison’s Capitol Square and neighboring areas–a great way to experience “real Wisconsin” flavors while discovering hidden gems! Enjoy six stops including a guided Wisconsin cheese tasting, a view from the Capitol, traditional food of the miners, and real Wisconsin ice cream for dessert, and plenty of fun, local trivia. The tour is the perfect outing with friends, family or co-workers. Join us for a classic Madison culinary experience. More info here.

Beads & Threads – Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

Using beads, yarn, fabric, and thread, we will create a variety of crafts boosting fine-motor skills, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. More info here.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Dane County Farmers’ Market – Capitol Square – 6:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. – FREE

Shop at the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. More info here.

Crazylegs Classic – Madison, WI – 9:50 a.m. – $

Join fans of all ages by participating in this run/walk event that raises money for Badger Athletics. More info here.

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Weekend Wonders –  Madison Children’s Museum – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – $

We focus on physics by experimenting with light, gravity, density and other forces. More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

All-Ages Improv Show – Glass Nickel Pizza Co. – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – $

This one-hour show is packed with fast-paced, classic, short-form improv comedy! Audience participation is guaranteed and the content is appropriate for kids, as well as grown-ups who appreciate smart, clean comedy. More info here.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show – DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – $$

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. More info here.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Faculty Exhibition 2020 – Chazen Museum of Art – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FREE

In celebration of the Chazen’s 50th anniversary in 2020, and in acknowledgement that art-making increasingly crosses disciplines and departments, Faculty Exhibition 2020 features work from faculty and staff across the campus who utilize art-making in their teaching and research. Projects explore relationships between the artist’s own work and specific art works in the museum’s collection, or the artist’s own work and the museum’s public spaces and architecture. More info here.

Atwood Brew & Chew Food Tour – Atwood Neighborhood – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – $$

Enjoy a culinary tour of Madison’s hip east side neighborhood including tastings at 6 locations! This historic neighborhood boasts a native sandstone mansion that was home to Dane County’s first state senator, as well as historic churches, bars, an old movie theater, and of course incredible restaurants and micro breweries. More info here.

Open Mic at Bos Meadery – Bos Meadery – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FREE

Madison’s favorite afternoon open mic every Sunday! All genres of music and spoken word are welcome. Hosted by various area musicians. More info here.

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