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The Smart Studios Story
Noteworthy, a new music discussion series at focusing on pivotal or important albums, presents A Thunderous Evening with Killdozer, Twelve Point Buck, Butch Vig, and The Smart Studios Story" on Saturday, March 18, 6-10pm.From the outside, Smart Studios looked like just another Midwestern factory or warehouse left behind by the economic decline of the 1980s. No one viewing its depleted exterior could have guessed what was going on inside - and how it would soon change the sound of music forever. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 15, 2017
Tiny Acts of Kindness
Bring a little joy to the world this spring by dropping into Danika Brubaker's Tiny Acts of Kindness class! In this class, you'll get the chance to create, tag and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter, and leave with the thrill of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. Join us for these upcoming classes: Sequoya: Saturday, March 18, 10:30am-12 ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 10, 2017
The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series
The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series at Madison’s Central Library Concerts of fresh original music, in a great listening room, with no cover charge.  That’s what music fans will find in the beautiful glass-enclosed third floor space in Madison’s Central Library on four Friday evenings this Spring, as the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium presents its fifth season of “InDIGenous Jazz”, a series that showcases music composed and performed by our ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Saturdays at 2:00 pmTerrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Refreshments will be served. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) March 25Kubo and the Two StringsPG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 2016 (USA)A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. April 8Queen of KatwePG / 124 mn / drama / 2016 / USAA Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Indigenous
Experience an evening of acoustic instrumental jazz & vibrant art at The Bubbler's Night Light after-hours event on Friday, March 10, 7-10pm. Night Light kicks off the InDIGenous Jazz spring series, featuring the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, starting at 7:30pm and playing two sets with a break. Explore local art with three floors of shows featuring nine local artists, including Barbara Landes & Paul Sullivan and Matthew Choberka, Ian Hagarty & Sam King in the Diane Endres Ballweg ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 4, 2017
Punishing the Poor
Is there a predatory system of law enforcement in place that traps low-income people in never ending cycles of fines, debt and jail time? Why are poor people targeted and held in captivity for stringent enforcement of minor offenses in this wealthy nation? Join us for two Madison conversations in a larger Dane County series exploring the topic this spring, sponsored by Beyond the Page. Restorative Justice: Join the MovementGoodman South Madison Library - Thursday, March 9, 6pmRon Johnson's, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 4, 2017
Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español ¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Biblioteca Pinney: Sábados, 25 de Marzo, 15 de Abril, 20 de Mayo, 10:30AM-11:10AM Biblioteca Pinney: Jueves, 23 de Marzo, 13 de Abril, 11 de Mayo, 6:30PM-7:00PM Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3- ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 3, 2017
painting by Thursday's Artist Group
MELANGE, an exhibit by Thursday's Artist Group, will be on display at the Sequoya Library from Mar 1 to Apr 30. Reception to meet the Artists on Sat Mar 4 from 2-4 pm. About the group: Thursday’s Artists "We are a group of women who love to draw and paint. We started meeting more than ten years ago and continue to meet weekly. During the summer months we meet at outdoor settings and in inclement weather meet at each other’s homes or other indoor locations. We have had on average two shows a ...read more

Posted by Jake on
March 1, 2017
Big Screens, Little Folks
Get the whole family ready for this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017) with two "sneak peek" events previewing the Festival's children's film series "Big Screens, Little Folks." Pinney LibrarySaturday, March 18, 1:00pm “To India! To India!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of India and  stories in Tamil and English Oregon LibraryMonday, March 20, 6:30pm “Journey to Latin America!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of Latin ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 27, 2017
Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks
You're invited to a free preview of this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017) happening throughout Dane County in March of 2017. Watch trailers from this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Festival from Festival organizers, and bring your questions about this year's festival. Sneak Peek events include: Friday, March 10, 6:30-8:00 pm - Pinney Library Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:00 pm - Middleton Public Library Friday, March 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Alicia Ashman ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 26, 2017
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