The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band Concert

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The annual UW Varsity Band Spring Concert continues! Join Conductor Mike Leckrone and University of Wisconsin Varsity Band at the Kohl Center for a night to be remembered. Signature UW favorites will be belted out along with some new tunes too adding to the more than four decade long tradition.

Date: April 14-16, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kohl Center
Admission: $18.00 to $23.00, $11.00 students week before concert

Please visit www.badgerband.com/varsity-band-concert for more information.

Motown the Musical

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Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown the Musical!

Date: March 1-6, 2016
Location: Overture Center for the Arts

Visit www.overturecenter.org/events/motown-the-musical for more information.

Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale

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90,000+ sq. ft. of the best operating model railroad layouts, toy trains, how-to clinics, historical exhibits and 300+ Vendor Tables covering all aspects of model railroading. Children’s activities and hourly door prizes.

Date: February 20, 2016 – February 21, 2016
Location: Alliant Energy Center

Visit www.nmra-scwd.org for more information.

Pinterest Party: Adult Coloring and Frame Decorating

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Coloring books for adults are the latest trend, and in addition to being beautiful, this fun hobby is good for you! Channel your inner child and come out to DreamBank for an afternoon of coloring, and creating decorative frames for your new masterpieces. This Pinterest Party is perfect for creativity lovers ages 14 and up, so book your seat on the events page today: www.dreamfearlessly.com

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: One N. Pinckney, Madison, WI 53703
Admission: Free

Wisconsin Fishing Expo

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The Wisconsin Fishing Expo was “spawned” from The Madison Fishing Expo, the largest consumer fishing show in the Midwest, which began over 30 years ago. Each year, 20,000 attendees pack the Alliant Energy Center Exposition Hall, to enjoy this annual fishing tradition. The Expo is, itself, an annual event that helps promote the sport of fishing to enthusiasts of all ages. And, while you will find hundreds of exhibits – including hard to find lures, leading brands in the industry, great deals on boats, and fishing trips of a lifetime- attendees will also have the chance to enjoy one-on-one time with members of the leading nonprofit fishing clubs from across the state, each one eager to help attendees improve their fishing skills for a lifetime.

Date: February 26-28, 2016
Location: Alliant Energy Center

Visit www.wifishingexpo.com for more information.

Farm to Table Dinner- “Heart of Winter”

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Warm your bellies with a hearty Italian meal while we still endure the heart of winter. A traditional baccala salad will start the evening followed by a warm bowl of tomato sausage risotto. The main course will be bone-in Pork Milanese with a savory potato torte followed by an artisan cheese board. Complete the evening by enjoying a Tiramisu dessert.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 10229 Sharp Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Admission: $55

Visit www.campodibella.org/business/winery_events for more information.

Zor Shrine Circus

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The Annual Zor Shrine Circus is always a big hit with the entire family! There are trapeze artists, acrobats and of course clowns galore to entertain and thrill the audience.

Date: February 19-21, 2016
Location: Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center

Visit www.shrinecircusinfo.com for more information.

Essen Haus Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday Celebration!

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It’s time to dig out that green, gold & purple attire – Mardi Gras is right around the corner! The Essen Haus is celebrating with a Fat Tuesday Bash that you won’t soon forget. A special Mardi Gras menu will be featured from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Not to mention live music, drink specials and tons of fun!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Essen Haus German Restaurant

Visit www.essen-haus.com/events/mardi-gras for more information.

Saturday Science at Discovery: Science of Badger Athletics

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Discover the science behind your favorite sports at this free family event! Learn what forces are hard at work while we play, test your sports skills, explore the physics of a perfect throw, examine equipment that keeps athletes safe, meet Bucky Badger and learn the science of sports alongside UW student athletes.

Location: Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Visit www.discovery.wisc.edu/SaturdayScience for more information.

Frozen Assets Festival

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Join Clean Lakes Alliance for a weekend of FREE family fun! Activities will include ice skating, kids’ games, ice fishing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, ice science labs, special performances on the ics skating rink, and much more. Tour luxury ice shanties entered in the first ever North American Ice Shanty Design Competition! Warm up with s’mores or FREE hot chocolate in the Icehouse.

February 5-7, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Visit www.cleanlakesalliance.com/frozenassets/ for more information.