TODAY
    Monday Jan 22 @ 3:00 PM
MLK Day 2018: Defining Character through Service and Justice
Morgridge Center for Public Service – REGISTER HERE: http://go.wisc.edu/99s8et The UW-Madison MLK Day Celebration honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther Kind, Jr. as well as the many ways UW-Madison students, faculty and staff embody Dr. King’s spirit of service. 2018 MLK Day Celebration: Building on the Dream: Defining Character through Service and Justice Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 Memorial Union 3:00 - 6:00 pm / Special Art Project 3:00 – 6:00 pm / Direct Service Opportunities 4:30 – 6:00 pm / Social Justice Dialogues 6:00 – 8:00pm / Keynote Student Panel and Dinner The 2017 celebration featured a free dinner, student speakers, conversations on diversity and service, a social justice art project by Wheelhouse Studios and a food drive to support The Open Seat Food Pantry. The UW-Madison MLK Day Celebration is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Center for the First-Year Experience, the Multicultural Student Center and The Black Cultural Center. Funding for the celebration is generously provided by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the Provost and the School of Education, Wisconsin Union Directorate - Society and Politics
 
TODAY
    Monday Jan 22 @ 7:00 PM
Seinfeld Trivia at High Noon Saloon
High Noon Saloon – We are turning the High Noon Saloon into “The Place to Be” for Seinfeld Fanatics! Come on down for our Happy Hour from 4 – 6pm where we will be screening some episodes from the greatest television show ever created! 7pm we will begin our Trivia portion of the evening, come test out your knowledge of Jerry and the gang! Winners will get a free round of drinks and tickets to an upcoming High Noon Saloon show. Plus being crowned as knowing the most about nothing. Come hungry, as Stalzy's Deli will be doing a pop-up restaurant with Seinfeld themed soups and sandwiches. We'll also have some tasty One Barrel Brewing Company beers on tap. Dressing up like your favorite Seinfeld character is encouraged with a prize being awarded to the best dressed.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 AM
National Pie Day
Food Fight Restaurant Group – Join us for National Pie Day at Hubbard! We'll be celebrating all things pie all day long! FREE SLICE OF PIE Wear your Hubbard tee, get a free slice of pie! $1.23 DISCOUNT January 23, easy as pie! Slices will be $1.23 OFF! MEDIUM PIES All medium pies are just $11.99! PIE TRIVIA How many pies did Hubbard Avenue Diner sell in 2017? Fill out a card at Hubbard to enter to win! Share the pie fun on social media using #HubbardPieDay
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 4:30 PM
Energy and the Wisconsin Economy
Wisconsin Energy Institute – Join us as we discuss how education, training, access to capital, the innovation ecosystem, value chain build-out, and local market growth can boost the growth of Wisconsin’s energy, power and controls industry. This forum will be moderated by Gary Radloff, Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis for the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI). Panelists include: • Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council • Mary Schlaefer President & CEO, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation • Joel Shoemaker Principal Investigator, Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education and instructor, Madison College. Registration is free and recommended, as space is limited. Refreshments will be provided.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 5:30 PM
A Tribute to Sara Bareilles performed by Alison Margaret
High Noon Saloon – High Noon Saloon Presents: A Tribute to Sara Bareilles performed by Alison Margaret (2 sets) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI Doors at 4:00PM / Show at 5:30PM | 21+ Select 2-for-1 happy hour from 4-6PM -TICKETS- $5 cover ___________________ High Noon Saloon www.high-noon.com
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
Public Meeting for DRAFT 2018 - 2023 Parks & Open Space Plan
Dane County Parks – Dane County Parks is hosting a public information meeting at the Central Madison Public Library at 201 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703 at 7 p.m. The meeting will allow the public to be briefed on the DRAFT 2018-2023 Parks and Open Space Plan and provide feedback on the draft plan recommendations. The Parks and Open Space Plan, prepared by the Dane County Parks Division planning staff, identifies significant natural, cultural and historical resources to be protected as well as future park, recreation and trail needs. The plan must be updated every five years for Dane County to remain eligible to apply for state Stewardship grant dollars necessary to help support long-term investment in the county’s quality of life. Recommendations found within the draft plan were based on a variety of planning criteria including local and regional recreation trends, public and stakeholder input, comments gathered throughout the planning process, related planning efforts, population demographics, partnership opportunities and land management considerations. The plan provides an inventory of the existing park system and makes recommendations for new program initiatives, future park improvements, land acquisition areas, trail projects and park management objectives to be carried out during the next five years by the Dane County Parks Division. The draft plan is anticipated to be available for review prior to the meetings on the Parks website at: https://parks-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Information/Planning-Development/Parks-Open-Space-Plan . Comments on the draft plan will be accepted by phone, letter or e-mail until February 9th, 2018. The final plan is anticipated to be completed and adopted by the Dane County Board in March.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM
National Geographic Live - Point of No Return
Overture Center for the Arts – Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, named by Outside magazine as one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports, is celebrated for being the first woman to have climbed both Everest and its neighbor, Lhotse, in a single 24-hour period. In Point of No Return, she’ll share the gripping story of leading a five-person team to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi and how they encountered one pitfall after another, including interminable overland train rides, sketchy motorcycle trips in the rain, hellish jungle slogs, dwindling food supplies, logistical failures, howling winds, false summits, hypothermia, perilous gendarmes and —perhaps the most threatening of all — personality clashes that threatened to unravel the expedition. You’re invited to Meet the Artist! Stay after the show for a brief, informal Q&A session in the theater with the artists. Free and open to all ticket holders, as well as the general public. Events take place in the performance venue immediately following the show. National Geographic Live locally sponsored by Exact Sciences and The Great Courses Plus.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM
Nature Net at Nat Geo Madison
Overture Center for the Arts – Mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill, named by Outside magazine as one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports, is celebrated for being the first woman to have climbed both Everest and its neighbor, Lhotse, in a single 24-hour period. In Point of No Return, she’ll share the gripping story of leading a five-person team to the summit of Burma’s Hkakabo Razi and how they encountered one pitfall after another, including interminable overland train rides, sketchy motorcycle trips in the rain, hellish jungle slogs, dwindling food supplies, logistical failures, howling winds, false summits, hypothermia, perilous gendarmes and —perhaps the most threatening of all — personality clashes that threatened to unravel the expedition. You’re invited to Meet the Artist! Stay after the show for a brief, informal Q&A session in the theater with the artists. Free and open to all ticket holders, as well as the general public. Events take place in the performance venue immediately following the show.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 8:00 PM
Althea Grace Ep Release Show wsg Native Land and Von Strantz
The Frequency – 18+ $5 Featuring: Conrad St. Clair on bass, Lo Marie on BGV and guitar/keys, Geoff Brady on drums Althea Grace Bio: Althea Grace is a young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Chicago area. Althea’s music can best be described as new age blues with heavy doses of jazz, funk, and soul featuring her powerful, soulful voice and guitar skills to match. Growing up the daughter of music lover, in a city filled with talent, music quickly became her sole passion in life. Before even learning to drive, Althea began sharing the stage with many notable bands such as X Ambassadors, The Shins & Sylvan Esso. Michael Kaiz of Jambase described Althea as “One of Chicago’s rising gems”. In 2016, her duo “FUTURE STUFF” released their debut EP. She has spent much of the last year touring the country with his duo “Future Stuff” opening for blues legend, Doyle Bramhall II and Grammy award-winning band, Los Lobos. — Quote via Sheryl Crow (Twitter/Instagram): “Saw a young duo called future stuff last night at City Winery Nashville. They blew me away! Check them out!!”
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 9:00 PM
Dumb Vision, Detenzione, George’s Bush, Coordinated Suicides
High Noon Saloon – Come one, come all to an absurdly overqualified and awesome punk bill on a Tuesday night at the High Noon! Coordinated Suicides - scummy yowls, sludgy growls Detenzione (Milwaukee) - awesomely nasty and mean-spirited hardcore (members of Failed Mutation and Tenement) George’s Bush (Green Bay) - heroically demented sobercore throwdowns Dumb Vision - grimeball garage punk with hooks n’ tuneage This really is hands-down better than anything else you’ll get on a Tuesday so come out, it's not like you have anything better to do $5 cover, doors at 8:30, show at 9:00
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 11:00 AM
Ag Day at the Capitol
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation – Wisconsin Farm Bureau invites you to attend Ag Day at the Captiol on January 24, 2018. Let your voice be heard by sharing your agriculture story with elected officials. At this event, you will hear from Governor Walker, receive legislative issue briefings and be able to meet with your elected officials.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 3:00 PM
2018 Spring Public Service Fair
Morgridge Center for Public Service – Visit go.wisc.edu/psf to learn more about the Public Service Fair. The 2018 Spring Public Service Fair provide students the opportunity to connect with local, state and national nonprofit agencies. Students can chat with people from these organizations to find volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships that match their interests, major, and career goals. You can come right away at 3:00 or you can show up at 5:30. Come and go as you please. Bring your student ID. It will make the short check-in process simpler. Don’t worry about dressing up, but you should look presentable. Jeans are fine. You don’t have to stop at every table, and stopping at a table to check it out doesn’t commit you to anything. Take advantage of the chance to talk to a real person! Questions to ask: What opportunities do they have? What days and times do they need help? Are their opportunities paid or unpaid? Is their organization accessible to you from campus?
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
The Racial Justice Film Series
Community Shares of Wisconsin – Hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin in partnership with the Madison Public Library, the Racial Justice Film Series aims to educate and spark community-led conversation on systemic racism and related issues at the heart of the contemporary racial justice movement. Join us for this impactful learning experience and contribute to the conversation concerning how we, as organizations and individuals, can support racial justice efforts in our communities. The series kicks off with "The Story We Tell", part of PBS’s three-part documentary "Race: The Power of an Illusion". "The Story We Tell" uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American racial inequalities as "natural." Please join us following the film for a facilitated discussion led by Jacquelyn Boggess, Executive Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice (CFFPP) and a member of the Community Shares of Wisconsin Board of Directors. This event is free and open to the public.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM
Orientation for incoming 6th grade families
Akira Toki Middle School – Welcome to Akira Toki Middle School: Orientation for incoming 6th grade families ("A day in the life of a 6th grader") is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:30-8pm in the cafeteria. Bienvenidos a la Escuela Intermedia Toki: La orientación para familias con alumnos que iniciarán el 6° grado ("Un día en la vida de un alumno de 6° grado.") es el miércoles 24 de enero del 2018 de 6:30 a 8:00pm en la cafeteria.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Jan 25 @ 8:00 PM
Noble Sound System/ Tani Diakite/ DJ Kayla Kush
The Frequency – 18 + $7 Noble Sound System is making the long drive from their dub lab in Northern Wisconsin to join forces with DJ Kayla Kush and Tani Diakite & The Afrofunkstars for a fun filled Wednesday night of music! *safe space*
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 8:00 PM
Tani Diakite with Noble Sound System and DJ Kayla Kush at The Frequency (January 24, 2018)
The Frequency – http://www.songkick.com/concerts/32356554-tani-diakite-at-frequency
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 - Feb 25 @ 1:00 PM
Ceramics with Kelsey
Madison Children's Museum – Art Studio resident ceramics artist Kelsey will share her art making with visitors. Experiences will range from hand building, surface decoration and wheel throwing as Kelsey and visitors create ceramic art for an MCM art installation. (Please note that this isn’t a ‘make and take’ program. The art we create will be used in a new installation at the museum!) For all ages; Free with museum admission
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 5:00 PM
Whirling Return of the Ancestors - Opening Reception
Ruth Davis Design Gallery – Exhibition runs January 24 – April 8 Whirling Return of the Ancestors Egúngún Arts of the Yorùbá in Africa and Beyond The Ruth Davis Design Gallery hosts the exhibition Whirling Return of the Ancestors, a dynamic, multi-sensorial exhibition of sights, sounds, motions … and emotions, January 24 – April 8, 2018, with an opening Reception Thursday, January 25, 2018, 5 – 7 pm. The exhibition presents the rich and varied artistry of Egúngún masquerades and other arts inspired by a tradition that honors and celebrates the power and eternal presence of ancestors among Yorùbá peoples of West Africa. This connection between the living and the departed is expressed in a Yorùbá saying: “The world is a marketplace [we visit], the otherworld is home.” (Ayé l’o?jà, ?`run n’ilé). Whirling Return of the Ancestors was researched, organized, and curated by students in the fall 2017 Art History Curatorial Studies-Exhibition Practice class taught by Evjue-Bascom Professor Henry Drewal. The project was developed in collaboration with the Ruth Davis Design Gallery in the School of Human Ecology (SoHE) and resonates closely with SoHE’s vision to inspire global intercultural experiences, reach new audiences, and welcome creativity through synthesizing research, outreach, and engagement. Egúngún masquerades are collaborative family and community creations involving reflection, remembrance, and renewal. Such masquerade pageantry celebrates the spirits of ancestral hunters and warriors, legendary heroes and heroines, founding fathers and mothers, and a pantheon of uncountable deified ancestors (òrìs?à) – all of whom influence and guide the living. Egúngún multi-media ensembles range from the fearsome to the fashionable. Cloth is the primary medium of Egúngún. Yorùbá say, “cloth only wears to shreds,” that is, it never disappears, like ever-present ancestors. Egúngún are made of layers upon layers of disparate fabrics, some locally woven and re-worked, others industrially manufactured from all parts of the planet. Each three-dimensional Egúngún ensemble materializes the fourth dimension: the spiritual realm of the departed. Its varied media enclose and activate the trance-formation of the masquerader who becomes the spirit of an ancestor and embodies the infinite cycle of birth, life, departure and return. Gallery visitors will encounter two dazzling Egúngún ensembles that create a “breeze of blessing” when they whirl in performance. The exhibition also includes two historic Egúngún ensembles from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, cloth and carved wooden headdresses, and carved memorial figures representing departed sacred twins. Several works are on loan from the Chazen Museum of Art and private collectors. Powerful contemporary traditions are represented through photographs by Phyllis Galembo, textile works by Agbo Folarin and Koffi Gahou, a painting by Wole Lagunju, and a painted ensemble in motion by Moyo Okediji. The gallery is filled with sights, sounds, and motions in a documentary film of the annual Egúngún festival in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin, and ?`y?´tunji Village, South Carolina. A series of monthly public programs supplement the exhibition: ? March 7, 2018: Lecture-demo about African American Second-Line funeral processions in New Orleans ? April 5-8, 2018: Performances by a troupe of Egúngún masqueraders, singers, and drummers from ?`y?´tunji Village, South Carolina, who will give workshops at UW-Madison, the Madison Children’s Museum, and a Madison public school ? April 6-7, 2018: Two-day Symposium on the theme Honoring Ancestors in Africa: Arts and Actions ? Date to be determined: Program about different cultural funeral traditions in Madison Funding by the UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, African Studies Program, Evjue Foundation, African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle (ADAWRC), Center for the Humanities, Center for Visual Cultures, Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), and Afro-American Studies. https://sohe.wisc.edu/2017-18/whirling-return-of-the-ancestors/
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
New! Literary Gems Book Club
E.D. Locke Public Library McFarland, WI – Join our newest monthly book club starting in January. The Literary Gems book club will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in the community room. Copies of the current month's selection are available at the library. 2018 selections include: January 25 - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Febrary 22 - Longbourn by Jo Baker March 22 - American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar April 26 - Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson May 24 - The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon June 28 - The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
Music for Good: A Concert to Benefit Refugees International
High Noon Saloon – The High Noon Saloon and The Whiskey Farm present Music for Good: a night of Americana music with all proceeds going to benefit Refugees International. Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. They are an independent organization, and they do not accept any government or UN funding. The Whiskey Farm has been part of the Madison music scene since 2010. They have released four records and won two MAMA awards. They have focused recently on using their music to raise money and awareness for social casues, and their most recent release, Songs of Resistance, focuses on current social and political issues. It includes the song about refugees and immigrants, "You Are Welcome Here." Amber Sebastian is a Madison-based vocalist and former lead singer for the now extinct Madison indie-pop band Soundless. She has recorded and shared the stage with local artists Brandon Beebe, Corey Hart, Lost Lakes, and Christopher Plowman, among others. Her voice is versatile and she’s always looking for folks to collaborate with. She currently performs with Purple Veins: The Essential Prince Tribute band. A regular player at house concerts throughout Wisconsin and the Ohio Valley, Uvulittle recording artist Ritt Deitz grew up in Florence, Kentucky, and has been writing and recording acoustic music since the age of eleven. The Onion’s AV Club calls Ritt’s songs “concurrently earthy, ethereal and intelligent” and has compared him to songwriters Greg Brown and Bruce Cockburn. Formed in January of 2014, The Emmylous broke into the Madison, Wisconsin music scene as a trio of female acoustic folk/rock musicians. Their acoustic, singer-songwriter vibe quickly gave them a home at area wine bars and coffee houses in and around the Madison area. With three layers of vocal harmonies on a backdrop of acoustic guitars, keyboard, and accordion, band members Katie Lowery, Ryn Thoen, Kristi Blitz, and Ed Boswell create tiered blends to songs both well-known and self-written.