Since 1983, Madisononians have been able to enjoy the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for free at COS. | Photo by @samuelli
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra has announced the lineup for this year’s Concerts on the Square series. The highly anticipated seasonal event will be celebrating its 40th year of performances this summer.
Concerts on the Square started in 1983 when local businesswoman Pleasant Rowland wanted to create an accessible way for Madisonians to interact with local art.
It has since become a must-go event for locals and visitors alike. The annual six-part concert series draws over 200,000 audience members each year.
Grab your picnic blankets and mark your calendars for the following Wednesdays:
Bach Around The Clock Festival | Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave., Madison | Free | Just Bach will perform Bach’s beautiful motet BWV 227: Jesu Meine Freude.
Q-Cinema | Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 7-9 p.m. | OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center, 2701 International Ln., Madison | Free | Enjoy a free screening of the 2022 drama “Tár.”
Thursday, March 9
Six Course Beer Dinner | Thursday, Mar. 9 | 6 p.m. | Liberty Station, 2161 Rimrock Rd., Madison | $65 | Enjoy six courses of tapas paired with Karben4 beers. 🍺
Bike-O-Rama | Friday, Mar. 10-Sunday, Mar. 12 | Alliant Energy Center, Madison | Free | Comparison shop, test ride, accessorize, and buy from all in one place. Pro tip: All bikes purchased will come with a free lifetime warranty. 🚴♂️
Madison Parks Hiring Fair | Friday, Mar. 10 | 4-7 p.m. | Warner Park, 2920 N. Sherman Ave., Madison | Free | Peruse seasonal jobs, speak with current workers, and have an opportunity to be hired on-site.
Saturday, March 11
Fairy Tale Brunch | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Dr., Madison | $25 for kids, $35 for adults | Treat your little one to an enchanting day of a gourmet brunch buffet, crafts, coloring, and live ballet.
Celebration of Women’s History Month | Saturday, Mar. 11 | 1:30 p.m. | High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison | $12-$15 | Celebrate with the girl group Gin, Chocolate + Bottle Rockets.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Multiple streets — North Few Street, North Dickinson Street, South Paterson Street, and Sheboygan Avenue — will be closed for the coming weeks due to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction. Keep tabs on Metro Transit’s website to stay up to date on closures as the BRT project continues. 🚧
The City of Madison plans to purchase + lease land for a new grocery store on the south side. Maurer’s Urban Market will be on the corner of South Park and Cedar Streets. A 15-year lease will offer long-term access to healthy + affordable food in an area that was at risk of becoming a food desert. (Channel 3000)
Design for a Difference is accepting nominations for this year’s makeover. The organization works with local design professionals to makeover a local nonprofit’s space. Submit your nomination by Monday, April 24. 🔨
Jordan Stolz is repping Wisconsin in a big way. The speed skater became the first male to win three gold medals in three separate events at the Speedskating Single Distance World Championships in the Netherlands. He also became the youngest skater to win the 500-meter race since 1985. (WPR)
Madison is ranked No. 3 on this list of the happiest cities in America. Our employment, environment, and overall emotional + physical well-being landed us such a high score, right below Fremont and San Jose, California. 🏆
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