It’s always summer in the Bolz Conservatory. | Photo by 608today
It’s the holiday season, which means many of us are gearing up for out-of-town guests. If your in-laws are eager to check out the isthmus, but you find yourself lacking the time or energy to play tour guide, we crafted a walking-friendly itinerary for the east, west, and middle sectors of the isthmus.
📍 On the Square
Breakfast Marigold Kitchen, 118 S. Pinckney St. We suggest hitting up Marigold on a weekday to avoid the weekend lines.
Teddywedgers, 101 State St. Try a grab-and-go breakfast pasty from this takeout spot situated at the tippy top of State Street.
Madison-centric Capitol tour, 2 E. Main St. Free guided tours are offered every hour 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (excluding 12 p.m.) Monday-Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays. You’ll spend about 45 minutes getting the inside scoop on the historic building.
The arts Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Ave. Art lovers can spend hours in this museum that sprawls 176,000 sqft and has 24,000 pieces.
MMoCA, 227 State St. Check out Federico Uribe’s “Metamorphosis” exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
James Watrous Gallery, 201 State St. This hidden gem can be found on the top floor of the Overture Center. Enjoy the artfully intimate space inside one of Madison’s most iconic landmark buildings.
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Effective today, the city will enforce its winter parking rules 1-7 a.m. daily. Residents must park on the even house-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days, and on the odd side on odd days. Sign up for daily reminders to avoid parking tickets.
After 27 years on State Street, Tutto Pasta is relocating and merging with its sister restaurant, Sass on Capitol Square. Owner Joe Perkins announced that Tutto Pasta will close on Monday, Nov. 27, with the new hybrid restaurant, Tutto with a Touch of Sass, opening Friday, Dec. 1. (Channel 3000)
Worried about compromising patient care, nurses at UW Health escalated their call for the health care system to address staffing issues this week by submitting about 100 reports describing problems affecting patient care to the Wisconsin DHS. (Wisconsin Examiner)
The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted bench coach Pat Murphy to manager. The move follows the surprising hiring of Craig Counsell by the Chicago Cubs. Murphy, with over 30 years of coaching experience, has been the Brewers’ bench coach since 2015. (NBC 15)
Neighborhood House Community Center plans to redevelop its space with a six-story mixed-use building featuring 60 residential units and expanded community center space. The proposal awaits approvals, with construction targeted for next fall. (Cap Times)
UW-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine is expanding. A ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week celebrated the $152 million project, supported by $90 million from the state and the remainder in private funds. The school expects to open doors to patients and clients in the new space in mid-March.
Daylight saving time and winter conditions heighten the risk of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), especially in Wisconsin. Psychologist Shilagh Mirgain urges early intervention and suggests lifestyle adjustments like vitamin D3 supplements and light therapy. (Badger Herald)
A month ago, the UW men’s hockey team was unranked. Now they’re No. 1 in the nation. So is the UW women’s hockey team. The last time that happened was 17 years ago. That’s very n-ICE.
Don’t be a turkey and be late for the Thanksgiving meal. AAA suggests avoiding Wednesday road travel, as more than a million Wisconsinites are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. (WMTV)
If every state had an official meat, what would it be? The steaks are not high on this, but there are some thoughts about what Wisconsin’s meat should be. (Slate)
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Cranksgiving is a hybrid event combining components of a bike race, scavenger hunt, and food drive. Here’s how you can get involved to support the Fritz Food Pantry.
Participants should meet at the Capitol by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. You’ll need a bike, a lock, and a bag to carry the food items you’ll be picking up.
Each rider will be provided with a manifest outlining which items to pick up and where to find them. Once you collect all of the items, you’ll drop them off at the Goodman Community Center and hightail it to the finish line (Young Blood Beer Company’s Northstreet taproom).
While this is a low-pressure “race,” first, second, and third place finishers will get a shoutout at the afterparty.
At Northstreet, 557 North St., $1 from every Nice Haircut Mark McGrath beer purchased will be donated to the cause.
I recommend the Chazen any chance I get. The permanent collection never gets old, and the wide variety of rotating exhibitions keeps me coming back. It’s also where I discovered my love for David Shrigley, whose books make a great gift for any quirky/absurdist art fans in your life.