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Ken Harwood
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Jezrel White
Advocating for Madison
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Winter Restaurant Week 2017
Welcome All Food Lovers! Share your experience using #RWMadison!

Madison Restaurant Week has quickly become one of the city`s most popular culinary traditions. Thousands of area residents make their way to support the local dining community by exploring the newest restaurants and hitting up old favorites.
Mark your calendars for this year`s Winter Restaurant Week!

Sunday, January 22nd - Friday, January 27th, 2017

This semi-annual event is the perfect opportunity for food lovers to sample some of Madison`s finest local offerings. Starting at $25, participating restaurants offer a prix-fixe menu with 3 courses and 3 options of each course. Some restaurants offer a reduced menu for $15 for lunch. This year, some restaurants are also offering $30 and $35 dinner options.
No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus...

Restaurants

Avenue Club and The Bubble Up BarBiaggi`s Ristorante ItalianoBonfyre American GrilleBrocach Irish Pub & Restaurant & Whiskey Den • Brocach on MonroeBuck & Honey`sCapitol ChopHouseCaptain Bill`sCIRC • Crandall`s Peruvian BistroDaisy Café & CupcakeryDelaney`s Steak Seafood WineDoolittles Woodfire GrillEldorado GrillEverlyFleming`s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarFreiburg Gastro PubFrescoGranite City Food & Brewery • HarvestHeritage TavernJohnny Delmonico`sJohnny`s Italian SteakhouseLiliana`sLombardino`sLucille • The Madison BlindThe Mariner`s InnMelting PotMerchantNonno`s Ristorante ItalianoOff Broadway DrafthouseOliver`s Public HouseOsteria PapaveroPaisan`s •  Porta BellaQuivey`s Grove Stable GrillQuivey`s Grove Stone HouseRare SteakhouseRuth`s Chris Steak HouseSamba Brazilian GrillSardineSmoky`s Club • The StatehouseSmitty`s Study PubTavernakaya • TempestVilla DolceVintage Brewing CompanyUmami Ramen & Dumpling BarThe Wise at HotelRED
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Ken Notes: mmmmmmmmmm....

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NARI REMODELING EXPO

Jan. 20-22, 2017

Madison Marriott Convention Center

Friday 2pm-7pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Consumers attend NARI’s Remodeling Expo to meet over 100 of Madison area’s finest remodeling professionals and to see examples of NARI member’s most recent work in kitchens, baths, basement updates, whole house remodels, exterior improvements, landscapes, etc.  Attendees  also have the opportunity to see the latest in home improvement products, methods and services offered locally and to have all their remodeling questions answered. The NARI Expo is the only show noted for ethical stable local remodeling professionals dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. Homeowners can learn about the latest home improvement trends and new products by attending over 45 free seminars.

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Ken Notes: Lets hope the visitors check out all that Madison offers...

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Calendars - Things To Do in the Madison Area
MadisonNotes does NOT maintain a calendar because there are so many great ones already! Here are a few we like, many will allow you to submit your event.
Madison Magazine
Madison Uw
UWarts Edgewood Olbrich Parks
Visit Madison UW WORT

Monona
Yelp Downtown

Madison Area Chambers

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Ken Notes: FREE - If your calendar or chamber is not listed call 608-334-2174...

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Frostiball 2017

Sat, Jan 21

Downtown`s premier night out returns to benefit Overture Center for the Arts!

Circle Saturday, January 21, 2017 on your calendar. That’s the night you’ll be here at Overture, dancing to live music, sipping signature craft cocktails and rubbing elbows with fellow arts enthusiasts — all while supporting the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts....

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Wisconsin Day of Percussion
Wisconsin Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society Presents “Wisconsin Day of Percussion”

January 21, 2017 at the Mead Witter School of Music


Hosted by Anthony Di Sanza, professor of percussion, and the UW-Madison Percussion Studio...

On January 21, 2017 the Wisconsin chapter of the Percussive Arts Society will present the all-day Wisconsin Day of Percussion in the Humanities Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead-Witter School of Music. The Wisconsin DOP is an annual event, hosted this year by Anthony Di Sanza and the UW-Madison Percussion Studio, that showcases the diversity of percussion, including drum set, Brazilian drumming, marching percussion, orchestral percussion, timpani, cajon, keyboard percussion sight reading, drum circle, and much more....   ...more

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Venues - Madison Music and Theatre Venues

Overture
Entertainment


Alliant
Uw
Wisconsin Union






You Belong Here

Other Entertainment Venues in Madison

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Children of the Rainforest - Olbrich Gardens

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Children of the Rainforest series celebrates cultural differences in rainforest regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for children and families and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

Goongoo Peas, Sonia Valle and Afi Lake, are a Caribbean folk music duo. The group’s name comes from the Gunga peas or Congo peas, a tropical perennial green pea, that when full, come in a variety of colors together like peas in a pod...

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Kids` Day with David Landau

Saturday, January 21st 2017
11:00 am & 1:00 pm

$5.00

Storytelling and performing children`s music are two of my passions and talents. I travel to elementary schools, preschools, and libraries to perform musical programs that are educational, entertaining, and motivating. While music is my passion, my love is teaching. For 11 years I taught first grade in Verona, Wisconsin. My programs are an extension of my favorite part of teaching, which is helping children understand themselves and the world around them....   ...more

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Vacation Day: Cabin Fever - Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$ 55/child (ALNC members save 10%) or $40/child for partial day

Shake off some of that cabin fever by heading to Aldo Leopold Nature Center! There are many fun games to play in the cold and snow and we will stay cozy and warm while doing so! Get ready to complete challenges in the great outdoors, from snowshoe races to capture the flag.  Put your outdoor skills to the test and enjoy these last few months of winter!

Vacation Day programming is designed for ages 5-12. Attendees will be split into groups according to age so material may be adjusted accordingly.

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Stay - Places to Stay in the Madison Area

Sponsoring Hotels and Lodging in the Madison Area



Madison Radison


You Belong Here

Places to Stay









Here for $ 10









Other places to stay in Madison

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Mad City Pond Hockey Championships

January 20 - January 22

The 4th Annual Mad City Pond Hockey Championships will take place on January 20th-22nd, 2017 at Esser Pond in Madison, Wisconsin.

Registration for the 2017 Tournament will begin on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am Central Time.

New for 2017

-New Division – Beginner
-Labatt Blue Zone – Party area out on the ice
-VIP Locker Room – Reserve your own space
-USA Hockey Membership Required
-Bigger and Better!

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8th Annual Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest  returns to the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, January 21st. Tickets are on sale now for this warm and happy celebration in the midst of your bleak Wisconsin winter. Meet and mingle with brewers and cheese makers from around the state (and beyond) and sample hundreds of delicious creations.   ...more

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Places to Dine and Relax in the Madison Area
Supporting Restaurants and Pubs in  the Madison Area

Twist Bar & Grill
Your Soccer HQ



You Belong Here

All Restaurants









Here for $ 10









All Madison Restaurants and Pubs

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Free Fishing Weekend

January 21–22, 2017

Winter has arrived!

And with it, ice fishing. Never ice fished? This winter might be your chance to fish hard water in the company of experienced anglers. Maybe they are your friends who have a passion you never knew about. Ask them to show you their secret world of catching fish through the ice. Do you already know how to do this? Invite a newcomer along. Better yet, host a public event in your community...   ...more

Ken Notes: Did you know people actually travel to Madison for the Fishing. Welcome...

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Art Spaces in Madison

The Madison Arts Commission, The Bubbler, and The City of Madison Department of Planning, Community, and Economic Development are interested in learning more about the artistic production space needs of the creative sector in Madison.

Artists, musicians, and others interested in art spaces are invited to meet with City staff to share their opinions. 

The information gathered in this meeting will provide a deeper understanding of the artists and collectives that are seeking safe, affordable production spaces, the demand for such spaces, and the design elements and building features desired by artists and organizations in our community.

This awareness may help City staff as they plan for and review future development in the City...   ...more

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UW Men`s Hockey VS. Minnesota

1/20/2017 7 PM

1/21/2017 5 PM

Madison, WI
Kohl Center

Wisconsin enters the weekend having played just two games since Dec. 10, winning both contests over Michigan State. Minnesota comes off a Big Ten home sweep over Michigan and as winners of six consecutive contests, including a pair of wins over MSU, and home
wins over Mercyhurst and Massachusetts.

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Madison Area Business Expo @ Coliseum Bar and Restaurant

Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join South Metropolitan Business Association for EXTREME Networking Opportunities. There will be over 50 business exhibitors, incredible door prizes, free hor d’oeuvres, beer and soda: at no charge to you! FREE ADMISSION!

Bring plenty of business cards!

 

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Madison Notes Online Discounts - Coming Soon
Soon visitors to Madison will be able to bring up online coupons for use in Madison. Promote your business to Tourists, EPIC Trainees, Badger Game Attendees, Students, Business Visitors, and so many more:
  • Buy One Get One
  • Out of Town Discount
  • Student/Senior Discount
  • Game Day Discount
  • Pay The Tip Discount 20%
  • Be Creative...

Each coupon will cost $50.00 one time for set up and will last as long as you would like. Just email Coupon@MadisonNotes.com the details, we will set it up call you so you can see the finished product, and if you like it will post it online and send you an e-bill.

Include in the email, Business, Discount or Promotion, expiration date if wanted and your contact info.  You will be billed once the coupon is reviewed approved and posted. Coupons will eventually be available to everyone at MadisonNotes.com/Coupons....


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Skeleton Circus January 20 & 22, 2017

The Madison Circus Space member produced Skeleton Circus will take place on January 20, 2017 with a special family focused show on Sunday, January 22nd. Two shows on Friday at 6 and 9pm and one show Sunday morning at 9:30am.

All shows at MCS.

Tickets available on BrownPaperTickets

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Restaurants From GMCVB
Restaurants From:
The Greater Madison
Convention & Visitors Bureau


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2017 Goals:

MadisonNotes will advocate for:
  • Destination tourism (Plays, Events, Concerts, Etc.)
  • Regional, National and Global recognition of our restaurants, hotels, and venues.
  • A visitor and business friendly transit systems.
  • The cooperative use of venues to support conventions and other major events.
  • Downtown living for adults, from millennial`s to seniors.
  • Business travelers to extend their stay into the weekend or return visits.

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Madison Theatre Companies
  • StageQ (Madison)
  • Strollers Theatre (Madison)
  • Madison Theatre Guild (Madison)
  • Encore Studio for the Performing Arts (Madison)
  • Four Seasons Theatre (Madison)
  • Broom Street Theater (Madison)
  • Undergraduate Theatre Association (Madison)
  • TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater (Madison)
  • Madison Savoyards, Ltd. (Madison)
  • Lamppost Players Children`s Theater (Madison)
  • Young Shakespeare Players (Madison)
  • Edgewood College Theatre (Madison)
  • Madison College Performing Arts (Madison)
  • University Theatre (UW-Madison) (Madison)
  • St. Bernard Players (Madison)
  • Music Theatre of Madison (Madison)
  • Opera for the Young (Madison)
  • Madison Opera (Madison)
  • Children`s Theater of Madison (Madison)
  • Playwrights Ink (Madison)
  • Kathie Rasmussen Women`s Theatre (Madison)
  • Forward Theater Company (Madison)
  • The Bricks Theatre (Madison)
  • Fresco Opera Theatre (Madison)
  • The Open Stages Project (Madison)
  • Are We Delicious? (Madison)
  • Madison Shakespeare Company (Madison)
  • Fermat`s Last Theater Company (Madison)
  • Know Better Productions (Madison)
  • Theatre Lila (Madison)
  • Mad Fools Guild (Madison)
  • Ark Improvisational Theatre (Madison)
  • Capital City Theatre (Madison)
  • Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. (Madison)
  • House Theatre Madison (Madison)
  • Left of Left Center (Madison)
  • Wilder Theater (Madison )
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