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Keep your kids safe by following the halloween tips. Here is a collection of events going on in the Madison area:
- Breese Screamins’ Field
- Schuster’s Haunted Forest
- Schuster’s Fall Festival
- Terror at Tyrol
- A Walk on Madison’s Weird Side
Other Happenings This Weekend
- Fall Parade of Homes – Oct 23-25
- Madison Region Economic Development & Diversity Summit – Oct 22-23
- Murders in the Rue Morgue – Oct 23
- Wish it So: Marc Blitzstein – The Man in His Music – Oct 23
- Acts to Grind – Oct 23 – Nov 2
- Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway – Patti LuPone – Oct 24
- Wednesday Nite at the Lab – Oct 21
- 2020 REAP the Harvest Event Series – Oct 27
- Field of Screams – Oct 2 – 31
- Wisconsin Funnies – through Nov. 22
- Cap Times Idea Fest – Online
- Dane County Farmers Market (DCFM) will be hosting Local Food Pick Ups on Wednesdays (3-6pm) and Saturdays (8-noon) at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. You can pre-order via our WhatsGood online farmers’ market store and during the pick-up, drive-thru and our farmers place your orders in your vehicles.
Enjoy Fall Activities
Last chance to see the leaves fall from their trees and pick that perfect pumpkin. Here are some ideas that you can do this weekend to get out and enjoy.
- Best Fall Drives in Northern Wisconsin
- Soak Up Stunning Fall Color at These Wisconsin State Parks
- 5 Great Apple Orchards for Apple Picking
- Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals
- Madison-area Corn Mazes
- Find out when it is peak in my area Wisconsin Fall Color Report
If you are looking for things to do at home, here are some stay at home ideas:
- Watch a Movie – Here is an article from Forbes which gives some recommendations: Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, And More: Best Movies You Can Stream Now
- Play a Game: Here is a recent article from Wirecutter with a list of recommended games you can order on Amazon: The Best Board Games. Some classics include: Chess, Scrabble, Pictionary, and Cards (Go Fish, War or Gin Rummy). Some of our favorite board games include Codenames, Catan and Ticket to Ride
- Read a Book or Magazine: check out what is new at Good Reads
- Go for a Walk or Run – Check out Winter Running Routes. All state parks are now FREE so take a drive and walk at Governor Dodge or Devil’s Lake.
- Organize or Clean a room: Many of us have this on our list but often times don’t get around to it.
- Try a new recipe: Whether it is making a new meal or baking a new treat, here is a website that has a ton of recipes to choose from: https://www.allrecipes.com/
- Call or Facetime a Friend: With time on your hands, reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken with for awhile.
- Take a nap: Relax with a power nap to rejuvenate your soul.
- Follow an Exercise Video: Don’t let Gym closings get you down, there are lots of videos out there that you can follow and keep your exercise routine.
- Support your Local Restaurants: Order a pickup or delivery at your favorite restaurant (check if open).
- View Educational Videos: See a list of options below.
- Make your Own Mask: check out some instructions from Wisconsin 4-H here.
- Explore Live Cams – a ton of live webcams to choose from!
- The International Wolf Center in Ely has a live Wolf Cam and will be streaming educational events – find out more on their Facebook Page.
- NASA’s Langley Research Center has a Virtual Tour
- International Space Station webcam
- The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has an amazing YouTube Channel with educational Videos and we love the video here of the penguins exploring the aquarium!
- Wisconsin State Parks Virtual Tours
- The Cincinnati Zoo has a Live Stream Safari at 3pm Eastern each day on it’s facebook page
- Georgia Aquarium Beluga Whale Webcam
- San Diego Zoo Live Cams
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
- The Sistine Chapel
- The Great Wall of China
- New York State Parks and Attractions
- Virtually Visit the US National Parks on Google Earth
Virtual Museum Tours
- The Museum of Natural History in Washington DC
- The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York
- The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- The National History Museum of London
- The Louvre
- The British Museum
Music and Entertainment
- The Met Opera will Live Stream a performance each eventing at 7:30 pm Eastern
- NPR has compiled a List of Live Virtual Concerts to watch during the Coronavirus Shutdown
- GALLERY I – Endgame – John Riggs & Hannah Sandvold – Record landscapes of the Pacific Northwest in transition. Riggs’ photographs are a call to action, linking the devastating results of clearcutting to our climate crisis. Sandvold uses traditional printmaking techniques to create layered visual journeys, mimicking the the experience of moving through natural spaces.
- GALLERY II – Altered Scapes – Ginnie Cappaert & Lynne Roark – Depict the beauty of natural landscapes, distilling them into their essential elements. Cappaert’s intimate works created with 30-40 layers of oil paint and cold wax speak to the small, but important fragments of life. Madison Photographer Lynne Roark has taken to the skies to capture Iceland’s landscapes from above. Roark’s Ghosts of Glaciers Past presents surreal combinations of ice, glacial rivers and shorelines. Shooting straight down from a single engine plane, her photography creates enticing and provocative imagery, bringing attention to the fragility of our world’s receding glaciers.
- GALLERY III – Unaccountable Abodes – Erin Liljegren & Robert Jaeger – Earth’s human and animal inhabitants in man-made environments. Liljegren addresses the deprivation of the environment caused by human over-population and massive consumption through mixed media and recycled materials. Jaeger photographically documents the juxtaposition of zoo visitors and the resident animals in captivity within the context of environmental degradation and extinctions.
- PLAYHOUSE GALLERY – Earthly Kin – The relationships between humans and our fellow living creatures are ancient and complex. In this exhibit, artists explore the mysteries, beauty and tragedy of our shared lives.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts
- Pitahayas – Frida Kahlo – Permanent Exhibit
- Chicago Imaginists – arts that emerged in Chicago in the mid 1960s.
Chazen Museum of Art
- Our Kind of Happy Hour – Connect live with artists every other Wednesday.
- Facebook Friday Live – Museum staff discuss their role at the museum.
- Chazen videos – Behind-the-scene looks, special events and Randall Elementary Schools “Chazen Recreations”.
James Watrous Gallery
- Local Artist Video Showcase – videos of artists whose shows have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Collections and Connections: 150 Years of the Wisconsin Academy – 12 minute video that honors the history of Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters with recreated “cabinet of Wisconsin curiousities”
- Wisconsin Academy website
- Facebook page
- Madison Symphony Orchestra – Home is Where the Art Is features various musicians.
- Arts+Literature Laboratory’s – Streamin’ at the Haven – Local musicians performing live from their homes.
- Forward Theater – “Tuesdays With Forward” provides insight into the world of producing theater in Dane County. Guests include local arts leaders and other people who work behind the scenes.
If you are looking to buy a home, here are some links that may help you get started this weekend.
- Upcoming Open Houses
- Homes with Virtual Tours
- Ranch Condos with Virtual Tours
- Waterfront Homes
- Land for Sale
- Homes over 3000 square feet
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!