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Events in Madison | October 22 - 25, 2015

by Christina Otten | Oct 21, 2015



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Friday: 63° & chance of rain
Saturday: 57° & partly sunny
Sunday:61° & sunny 


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THURSDAY | October 22nd

GLEAM: Art In A New Light
Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12.
Click HERE for more info including dates and times!
Location: Olbrich Gardens
Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
“This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

Wisconsin Book Festival
Time: Special event begins at 4pm. Click here for more times.
Location: Madison Public Library ( 201 W. Mifflin Street)
Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
“Local and national authors join book lovers to celebrate the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, happening October 22-25, 2015, in and around Madison's Central Library in downtown Madison. Pulitzer Prize winners such as Adam Johnson and David Maraniss and New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi mix with local authors and readers during four-day event that allows attendees to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. More than 60 events are planned for the festival. See the full festival lineup here.”

Wisconsin Science Festival
Location: Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.)
Nearest BCycle Station: Union South
“New ways of thinking, probing, working, learning, living—the Wisconsin Science Festival explores science from every possible angle. The festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more.”


FRIDAY | October 23rd

GLEAM: Art In A New Light
Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12.
Click HERE for more info including dates and times!
Location: Olbrich Gardens
Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
“This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge
exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

Experience Madison College
Cost: FREE
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Location: Truax Campus (1701 Wright St.)
Nearest BCycle Station: Madison College Truax Campus (1750 Wright St.)
Is Madison College the right place for you? Find your fit at an Experience Madison College open house. You'll spend an afternoon on campus and get a feel for life as a Madison College student. Explore programs that interest you. Meet current students and instructors. Tour campus and participate in a mini-class. Learn about financial aid, campus life, student organizations, and more. Prospective students and their parents, guardians, and mentors are welcome.

ESPN Lunchtime Live
Cost: FREE
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place) - The  Statehouse – Wine Room
Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
“Join The Edgewater and ESPN Wisconsin every Friday this football season for Lunchtime Live presented by CUNA Mutual Group. Each Friday from 12pm-1pm in The Statehouse, Big Ten Network Analyst and former UW receiver, Brandon Williams will be joined by a different former Badger player/coach for an hour of football talk and analysis. Enjoy great food, better drinks, and a lively discussion!”

Wisconsin Book Festival
Time: Click here for times.
Location: Madison Public Library ( 201 W. Mifflin Street)
Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
“Local and national authors join book lovers to celebrate the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, happening October 22-25, 2015, in and around Madison's Central Library in downtown Madison. Pulitzer Prize winners such as Adam Johnson and David Maraniss and New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi mix with local authors and readers during four-day event that allows attendees to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. More than 60 events are planned for the festival. See the full festival lineup here.”

Wisconsin Science Festival
Location: Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.)
Nearest BCycle Station: Union South
“New ways of thinking, probing, working, learning, living—the Wisconsin Science Festival explores science from every possible angle. The festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more."


SATURDAY | October 24th

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.”

Dane County Farmers Market
Cost: FREE
Time: 6am - 2pm
Location: Capitol Square
Nearest BCycle stations: 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.”!”

Wisconsin Book Festival
Time: Click here for times.
Location: Madison Public Library ( 201 W. Mifflin Street)
Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
“Local and national authors join book lovers to celebrate the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, happening October 22-25, 2015, in and around Madison's Central Library in downtown Madison. Pulitzer Prize winners such as Adam Johnson and David Maraniss and New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi mix with local authors and readers during four-day event that allows attendees to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. More than 60 events are planned for the festival. See the full festival lineup here.”

Wisconsin Science Festival
Location: Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.)
Nearest BCycle Station: Union South
“New ways of thinking, probing, working, learning, living—the Wisconsin Science Festival explores science from every possible angle. The festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more.”


SUNDAY | October 25, 2015

Halloween at the Zoo
Cost: Free!
Time: 9:30 - 3pm
Location: Henry Vilas Zoo (702 S. Randall Avenue)
Nearest BCycle Station: Vilas Park @ Arboretum (850 S. Mills St.)
“Dress up as your favorite goblin, ghoul, or witch and head to the Zoo for a safe alternative to trick or treating. Halloween at the Zoo is a celebration for the entire community that includes free trick-or-treating, a fun activity tent, and much more!”

Wisconsin Book Festival
Time: Ends at 3pm. Click here for more times.
Location: Madison Public Library ( 201 W. Mifflin Street)
Nearest BCycle Station:
W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
“Local and national authors join book lovers to celebrate the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, happening October 22-25, 2015, in and around Madison's Central Library in downtown Madison. Pulitzer Prize winners such as Adam Johnson and David Maraniss and New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi mix with local authors and readers during four-day event that allows attendees to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. More than 60 events are planned for the festival. See the full festival lineup here.”

Wisconsin Science Festival
Location: Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.)
Nearest BCycle Station: Union South
“New ways of thinking, probing, working, learning, living—the Wisconsin Science Festival explores science from every possible angle. The festival welcomes people of all ages to look, listen, feel, touch, taste and discover the wonders of all aspects of the sciences, arts and more.”

 

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