Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest 2017

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 Exhibition Hall Alliant Energy Center

Meet and mingle with brewers and cheese makers from around the state and beyond and sample hundreds of delicious creations.  Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos by the Orpheum Theater will be taking your requests throughout the entire fest.  Grilled Cheese 101, and more!

General admission tickets $50.  Premium tasting tickets $85.  You must be 21 years old to attend.


Well Expo healthy living for women 2017

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Fitness Classes, relatable speakers with real life experiences, classrooms for more small-group educational classes, Mind, body and spirit!  Food & Nutrition, Inspiration,

Community Partnerships, Empowerment and more.

Rainforest in Olbrich Gardens

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garden1Visit the tropics without leaving Madison! 

The Bolz Conservatory, a sunny 50-foot high glass pyramid, houses a diverse collection of tropical plants, a rushing waterfall, free-flying birds, and blooming orchids.  See the plants on which some very common foods grow, such as banana, coffee, and vanilla.  Conservatory range from 65 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit year-round,

making this a truly tropical escape.


Jersey Boys, Overture Center for the Arts

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Best Musical!  Tony Award & Grammy Award Winner!

The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

More than 40,000 theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Madison in 2012.  Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen Jersey Boys.  And now, the show that made critics and audiences cheer for three weeks will return to Overture!

Keva Sports Family Fun on New Years Eve!

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Zimbrick Family Eve presented by Keva Sports Center at the Monona Terrace and KEVA Sports Center. 

Join  us on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016, and will include a circus area, animals from Henry Vilas Zoo, Glen Gerard Magic Shows, Bubble Wonders and more!  Lots of activities going on all night long for the whole family!



Sledding Hills, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Skating and More….

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The City of Madison offers many hills perfect for winter sledding, warm houses and more.  For ice skating rinks with rental and warming houses visit The City of Madison Parks website for locations!


A Fireside Christmas Dinner Theater

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fscs17 shows weekly Wed. – Sun.  Rekindle the true Christmas spirit!



The Nutcracker Madison Ballet

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The Nutcracker  Madison Ballet now showing at the Overture Center

Wisconsin State Capitol Tree Lighting

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Friday, December 2 Capitol Tree Lighting

Dane County Special Advocates will sponsor a gingerbread house display through Monday, December 12 on the first floor of the Capitol Rotunda.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Holiday Express Train

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December 3-31 from 10am-4pm Closed early on Christmas Eve, Closed Christmas Day

All aboard for Olbrich’s Holiday Express!

Large-scale model trains wind through a holiday scene overflowing with hundreds of poinsettias, fresh evergreens and exciting LEGO displays in Olbrich’s Holiday Express Flower and Model Train Show.

Admission fee. visit