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  • Events in Madison | August 20 - 23, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Aug 20,2015

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    With all the rainy weather the past couple of days, all we can do is hope for more BCycle friendly weather...although with the front and rear splash guards, BCycles are pretty great to ride when its raining. Here is what is going on in Madison this weekend! Note, not all of 
    these events are free so pay close attention to the cost. Have a great weekend everyone!



    THURSDAY | August 20, 2015
    Lecture: The Japanese Influence on French Prints
    Time: 5:30 – 6:30PM
    Location: The Chazen Auditorium
    Nearest BCycle Station: N. Lake St. @ University Ave. (381 N. Lake St.)
    “Presented in conjunction with the exhibition,Print Tsunami: Japonisme and Paris.”

    Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center
    Cost: $20 drop-in without pre-registration. $16 drop-in with pre-registration. Discounted class packs and member rates available.
    Time: Begins at 5:30
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)“Jumpstart your practice through an exploration of movement that blends mindful alignment and focused breath work. You’ll learn how to reduce stress on the joints, improve posture, spark vitality, and stoke the digestive fires, which play a major role in overall health and balance. Effective modifications and hands-on assists help you take your practice to new levels. The class ends with a soothing aromatherapy-infused relaxation. For further details and information, contact: spa@theedgewater.com or 608.535.8240.”
    FRIDAY | August 21, 2015
    Yoga at The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center
    Cost: $20 drop-in without pre-registration. $16 drop-in with pre-registration. Discounted class packs and member rates available.
    Time: Begins at 12pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Jumpstart your practice through an exploration of movement that blends mindful alignment and focused breath work. You’ll learn how to reduce stress on the joints, improve posture, spark vitality, and stoke the digestive fires, which play a major role in overall health and balance. Effective modifications and hands-on assists help you take your practice to new levels. The class ends with a soothing aromatherapy-infused relaxation. For further details and information, contact: spa@theedgewater.com or 608.535.8240.”

    Lunch Time Yoga 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 12:45pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Stations: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.); Wisconsin & E. Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue).
    “Led by Cindy Weber, owner of Cinergy Fitness, this bi-weekly class offers a unique opportunity for your dreams and yoga practice to merge – a combination designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. No worries if you are a yoga newbie – we’ll teach you the basics and provide a yoga mat for you! 

    Terrace Irish Fest
    Cost: Free
    Time: Begins at 4pm (Click HERE for times & lineups)
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Join us on the terrace for Irish Fest 2015!”

     Dane Dances!
    Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm
    Location: Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson Street), E. Wilson & MLK (38 East Wilson Street)
    “Monona Terrace is thrilled to again serve as the home of Dane Dances! This summer music series is of Madison’s most popular summertime events! Great dancing, eclectic food and the opportunity to connect with other people from diverse backgrounds draws an average of 3,000 people to the rooftop every Friday evening in August. These special concerts were created to help break down racial barriers and bring people of all backgrounds together for a night of free entertainment and dancing.”

    Friday Live Music & Fish Fry
     on the Plaza with Mark Croft
    Time: 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Every Friday enjoy great fried fish, fabulous views, & live music.”


    SATURDAY | August 22, 2015

    Dane County Farmers Market
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: S. Hamilton & W. Main (103 South Carroll Street), Wisconsin & East Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue), E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “Visit the "The Largest Producer-Only Farmers' Market in the U.S.”!"

    Hilldale Farmer’s Market 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7am - 1pm 
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)

    “Located at the rear of our shopping center where Segoe Road meets Heather Crest, you'll find a wonderful selection of local food purveyors with a delightful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, plants, flowers and more.”

    The Edgewater Announces Free Wellness Classes on The Plaza  
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9am
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Participants will receive complimentary fitness passes to The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center, which include access to 3 movement studios, a relaxation pool, steam room, full-service lockers and 3 hours of complimentary parking (value of $10). Participants will also be able to participate in giveaways of fitness memberships, gift cards, retail products and much more. Samapatti Yoga is rooted in the science and philosophy of Raja Yoga, the royal path. Following the Himalayan tradition, the practice explores the union of body, mind and spirit through the breath. Eight separate limbs are incorporated into the practice including ways of living, postures, breathing, relaxation, concentration and meditation. Leading with your internal compass, Patti invites you to join her to open and expand and to uncover and discover your uniqueness. Class is open to the public, and participants are encouraged to bring their own mats.”

    20th Annual Wisconsin Art Pottery Show and Sale
    Cost: $6 admission fee
    Time: 9am – 4pm
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “Featuring 50 dealers selling vintage & contemporary ceramics including art pottery, dinnerware, stoneware, tile and figurines! Wisconsin Pottery Association members will informally identify / evaluate your pottery item (limit one piece please) at the Show & Exhibit."


    SUNDAY | August 23, 2015
    Yum Yum Fest 
    Cost: $10 admission, $5 food and drink tickets (children under 12 are free admission)
    Time: 3pm – 8pm
    Location: Madison Central Park (202 S. Ingersoll Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: S. Few & Williamson (387 S. Few)
    “Yum Yum Fest is an annual end of summer celebration organized by the Madison Area Chefs Network (MACN) to benefit food-related programming for children in Madison Central Park. The festival features dishes and drinks from twenty-four of the most celebrated restaurants in the Madison Area with exciting regional and national music acts."

    Sundae Funday
    Cost: $10 per “passport” that allows you to taste a sample from each vendor.
    Time: 12pm – 5pm
    Location: Olbrich Gardens
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This is Madison's first ever major Ice Cream Festival featuring samples of ice cream, custard, and fro-yo from local brands such as A&W Windsor, Calliope Ice Cream, Java Cat Gelato, La Coppa Gelato, Michaels Frozen Custard, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Sassy Cow Creamery, and Schoeps's Ice Cream. You’ll also be able to enjoy games, craft activities and entertainment throughout the day, rain or shine."

    Terrace Irish Fest 
    Cost: Free
    Time: Begins at 4pm (Click HERE for times & lineups)
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Join us on the terrace for Irish Fest 2015!”


    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered
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