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What's going on this weekend?

Published On: Aug 01 2013 04:01:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2014 01:52:13 PM CDT

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some highlights from Madison Magazine's Weekend 608.

Friday, April 18th:

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  • The Madison Bach Musicians present Bach’s Mass in B minor in collaboration with the Madison Choral Project. Through April 19,
  • Catch Milwaukee’s celebrated guitarist, singer-songwriter and genre-bending Willy Porter live tonight at the Majestic Theatre.

Saturday, April 19th:

  • Itching to get outdoors? So are we. Spend your Saturday on the Square for the first weekend of the outdoor Dane County Farmers’ Market.
  • Head to the Goodman Center for Madison Food Camp, organized by Slow Food Madison. Learn about dozens of sustainable food topics from local experts, from canning to homebrewing to gardening.
  • Let the kids take the field at the Mallard’s Duck Pond for the Great Dane’s 18th annual Easter Egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
  • Head to High Noon Saloon for an evening of blues. The Cadillac Joe Memorial Show honors the beloved Madison blues musician Cadillac Joe Anderson.
  • Madison Theatre Guild stages Shorts on the 2nd Floor, a series of short plays by major and emerging figures in American theater, including works from Tennessee Williams, Christopher Durang, and Gregory Hischak.  Through May 3,
  • Make Easter hats with the kids at the Madison Children’s Museum, and then join the Easter Hat Parade around the Capitol.

Sunday, April 20th:

  • Still seeking plans for Easter breakfast? A variety of Madison spots including the Great Dane, Sardine and the Concourse Hotel are serving an Easter brunch. Check our Dining Guide for more ideas.
  • Practice the swing, the fox-trot and the samba at the Sunday Dance Party, featuring music from Marcy & the Highlights.
  • Celebrate Easter, Earth Day, and John Muir’s birthday with a guided walk through the Arboretum. Today’s walk, For the Love of the Earth, focuses on signs of spring. 

There's more of Weekend 608 at For a complete list of local events for every day of the week, check out the Events page.