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Madison's experiential comedy show takes place at the eastside Glass Nickel Pizza Company on Atwood Avenue and begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). The Monkey Business Institute features no sets, props, or scripts, which allows the hilarious ensemble to craft improv hilarity off the spur of their cufflinks. With decades of improvisational cosmonaut experience and interactive audience participation, each show is distinct and spontaneous. This simian comedy collective features improvisers such as Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, who have received more than 70 million YouTube hits for viral video sensations such as "Chad Vader." Keep a third eye peeled for other local favorites Brad Knight, Jason Stephens, Sheila Robertson, and more.
2916 Atwood Ave
Madison,
WI
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Budding artists of all ages can begin to imprint their creative legacies in two-hour printmaking workshops that consist of stamp-making and hands-on card-making with cards on colored paper stocks. Professional artist Aliza Rand draws on more than 10 years of teaching experience to guide small groups of students through the creative process, demonstrating how to whittle stamps with finesse and strap them securely to feet before using monkey bars to cross gooey fields of ink. Holiday-themed workshops spread the season’s cheer with step-by-step instructions for fashioning festive Christmas cards or stamps in the shapes of fir trees to remind Santa of home during his circumnavigational blimp ride.
223 East Mifflin Street
Madison,
WI
US
Come to Orpheum Theatre to grab an American classic with a side of fries. Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Orpheum Theatre is perfect for people who want to indulge. Be sure to complete your meal at Orpheum Theatre with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Whether you have a large or small group, Orpheum Theatre can accommodate both. The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Drive to lunch or dinner at Orpheum Theatre and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street. At Orpheum Theatre, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside. A typical meal at Orpheum Theatre will set you back less than $30. Stop by for three square meals a day — Orpheum Theatre serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
216 State St
Madison,
WI
US
You won't be disappointed at Bartell Community Theatre in Madison, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Bartell Community Theatre's beautiful outdoor seating area. At Bartell Community Theatre, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Wear what you like when you dine at Bartell Community Theatre — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. At Bartell Community Theatre, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Bartell Community Theatre, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
113 E Mifflin St
Madison,
WI
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Groundbreaking Canadian chanteuse K.D. Lang has always been ahead of her time. During the late '80s, while country music was busy trying on rock 'n' roll britches, K.D. moseyed in with a voice as pure as a Mountie's heart, giving honky-tonk purity back to the airwaves while curing the cowgirl blues. Her striking stage presence and ability to lasso Patsy Cline’s poltergeist with her herculean larynx led to multiple Grammy awards, and her sound branched out into lush pop territories in hits such as “Constant Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine.” With the support of her first backing band in 23 years, Siss Boom Bang, K.D. yowls and purrs with grace and intensity through a live set of twangy barnburners and heart-tugging torch songs in support of her latest album, Sing it Loud. From comfy and wide lumbar-supported seats, fans savor the majesty and opulence of Overture Hall, where the exemplary acoustics allow K.D.’s unmistakable voice to reverberate like whale calls through the Grand Canyon.
201 State St
Madison,
WI
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The Crystal Grand Music Theatre allows audiences to get up close and personal with top performers in an intimate 2,000-seat setting. Night Ranger—’80s arena-rock legends and sellers of millions of albums—takes to the recently renovated stage for one night only, treating fans to their signature melodic fusion of hard-rock intensity and radio-friendly hooks. Rock out to the band's beloved epic power ballads including “Sister Christian” and "When You Close Your Eyes," as well as ripping guitar-driven hits such as “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” a pointed response to the Regan administration's brief ban on scissors and paper. The Crystal Grand Music Theatre's size ensures every concertgoer has a clear view of the stage, and its innovative design and updated acoustic technology ensure that every chord, beat, and "motoring" evokes the appropriate head-banging response.
430 W Munroe Ave.
Wisconsin Dells,
WI
US
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