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Mar 30, 5:00 pm To: Thursday, Apr 6, 8:00 pm
The 19th annual Wisconsin Film Festival takes place March 30 - April 6,
2017. The Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over 8
days every spring, making it the largest university-produced film
festival in the nation.
From American independent,
international, documentary, experimental and avant-garde to
restorations, Wisconsin`s Own (selections featuring Wisconsin
filmmakers, themes, or settings) and Children`s Cinema: Big Screens,
Little Folks, there`s a film for everyone to enjoy!
Explore the official website for film screenings, events and to buy tickets. ...more
I have an idea for the Madison College site!
Create a public private partnership to develop an Apartment / Hotel / Art / Co-working / TRANSIT CENTER
The parking lot could be converted to easily accommodate a bus lot far better that the streets at the Union. Shuttles to the campus and the airport could get you where you need to go. The private buses to MKE and Chicago would of course use the facility. EPIC could shuttle downtown guests to classes and back. All the area hotels could run services or better yet share a shuttle route. Both convention centers could run shuttles. There is space for a great bike locker center. The burbs could have direct routes to the site. Cabs are welcome. And Madison transit could serve it`s clients.
Parking for the facility could easily be added to the ramp across the street and a walkway could link the two. The building has great spaces that could be converted into a small theatre / training / lecture halls. It has a fitness center! A boutique hotel and apartments are an easy retrofit into the classrooms. Retail like Coffee, local food, and art shops are a perfect fit and it has a bookstore. A museum is also already there. Local artists could both create and display on site.
This is as obvious as it gets. The building is available. It is too expensive to develop privately. We need a transit center. Just off State Street it is a natural attraction. Artists want a space. It would be a boomer (now nearing 70s) haven. Close enough to campus and the square. It is a gateway to the city and damned if it doesn`t already have an arch...Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin... (and Madison)
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A VERY Special thank you to my Sponsors who allow me to rant like this!The Going nowhere Article that got me thinking...
Thanks Jay Rath @ IsthmusA reader from LaCrosse shared this video of their transit center developed by Gorman and Co.And More photos (La Crosse) ...more
Ken Notes: FREE - If you are not listed call 608-334-2174...
April 1stWarner Park Community Recreation Center
Join us for the annual SpringFest Arts & Crafts Fair held the first Saturday in April each year from 9 am-3 pm.
Over 80 crafters from the Midwest will be selling
their handmade goods. You can expect to see a variety of jewelry,
baskets, garden art, cards, pottery, woodwork, baby gifts, soaps, balms,
lotions, knitwear, paintings, home décor and more! It`s the perfect
place to find a unique gift for that special someone (or for yourself).
- $1 entry fee and also a chance to win a door prize (80+ chances to win)
- Food and beverages will be available
- Live music in the lobby (10 am-2 pm)
- Plenty of free parking
The Crafty Fair
Apr 1, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St., Madison, Wisconsin
Indie artists from across the state converge to
bring you the most amazing treasures to buy your friends and family this
holiday season. The Crafty Fair will showcase indie crafters as well as
traditional crafters who specialize in handmade goods. The show will
offer a wide range in prices, so it will be affordable to buy handmade
for the holidays!
Join Wunk Sheek and American
Indian Pathways to Educational Achievement, for the Annual Spring
Powwow, featuring cultural demonstrations, exhibitions, intertribal
dances and more.. ...more
April 1stCelebrate spring with a
cheery pansy, panola, or viola grown in Olbrich`s own greenhouses. Put a
pansy on your windowsill, dress up your holiday table, or bring a
fabulous hostess gift displayed in a springtime container. These
delightful pansies, violas, and panolas are just $6 each plus tax with
three plants per pot. Proceeds benefit Olbrich Botanical Gardens...
10 am - 4 pm while supplies last
April 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. while supplies last!
Celebrate spring with a blooming orchid plant. Orchid Growers Guild
members will be available to answer questions. Sponsored by the Orchid
Growers Guild. A portion of the proceeds benefits Olbrich Gardens. For
information call 608-233-5559....
Ken Notes: Spring has sprung...
Sponsoring Hotels and Lodging in the Madison Area
Sat, Apr 1
Overture Hall: $42 - $49.75
Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music,
conductor Richard Carsey takes the podium to present The Music of Led
Zeppelin. Performed by members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and
amplified with a full rock band and screaming vocals, Havens and his
ensemble capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff
while cranking out new musical colors....
Ken Notes: How cool is this... This may redefine why the green room is green... I am an OLD theatre techie...
Wed, Mar 29
Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte is the final round
of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Bolz Young Artist Competition. This
free concert, now in its 11th year, will be broadcast live on Wisconsin
Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. In this final round, each
of the four finalists will perform a movement from a concerto with the
Madison Symphony Orchestra. ...more
Supporting Restaurants and Pubs in the Madison Area
Directed by Scott Albert Bennett
Props by Michelle Dayton (Yelp Member)
ladies talk about life and love at Truvy`s Beauty Parlour in Louisiana.
M`Lynne and her daughter Shelby. Clairee and Ouiser. Truvy and her
new stylist Annelle.
"There is no such thing as natural beauty"Friday, 3/31 7:30 pm Opening night
Saturday 4/01 7:30 pm
Sunday 4/02 7:30 pm
Thursday 4/06 7:30 pm
Friday 4/07 7:30 pm
Saturday 4/08 7:30 pm
Wed. 4/12 7:30 pm
Thursday 4/13 7:30 pm
Friday 4/14 7:30 pm
Saturday 4/15 2:00 pm Closing day. ...more
Friday, March 31, 2017
St. Joseph Chapel
The Edgewood College Concert Band, under the direction of Walter Rich,
will perform a benefit concert for Luke House on Friday, March 31 at
7:00 pm in St. Joseph Chapel. The program offers an extraordinary
variety of styles and features music by William Byrd, Ralph Vaughan
Williams and Claude Debussy. A Folk Song Set of Wisconsin by the
American composer Barry E. Kopetz (1951) will be one of the accents of
The Music Department at Edgewood College has hosted benefit concerts for Luke House since 1994.
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