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MMoCA Unveils Details for Fall Gallery Night

MADISON, WI—On October 7, Gallery Night will be celebrated at more than 60 venues as lovers of art, culture, and community flow into galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, and other local businesses to enjoy a community-wide night out like none other.  Held each spring and fall, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night provides a dynamic evening packed with…

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Are We Delicious? creates sci-fi play in seven days

September 27, 2016 (Madison, Wisconsin): Beginning with the barest outline, a small group of Madison writer/actors will create a full-length Sci-Fi play in a single week. Every person is both head writer and star of the show, each role testing their creativity and craft in theatre’s version of the Kobayashi…

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Patti LaBelle to Perform in Overture Hall

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center announced that living legend Patti LaBelle, known for belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets, will perform in Overture Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Throughout her over 50-year career, LaBelle has sold over 50 million albums worldwide…

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MMoCA Announces Fall Events

MADISON, WI—Each year, nearly 500,000 people engage with modern and contemporary art through Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) exhibitions and events. By offering lively, engaging, and meaningful events, often free-of-charge, MMoCA connects people with visual art and supports a dynamic arts culture in Madison. MMoCA announces a dynamic schedule…

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Overture’s Rising Stars 2016 Winners Announced

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center announced the 2016/17 Rising Stars finalists. They performed on the Capitol Theater stage Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. William Taylor of Lancaster, Wis., was the grand prize winner for his lyrical dance to “Watch over Us” by The Lone Bellows “We are so…

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BeOUT Milwaukee celebrates LGBTQ visibility

Join us in honoring National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11. Milwaukee Pride strongly believes that coming out still matters. On Tuesday, October 11, we will honor National Coming Out Day with our first-ever BeOUT Milwaukee celebration!  Join us in welcoming the NOH8 Campaign, our internationally recognized Proud Partner, as we join forces to promote…

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MGE Introduces New Energy 2030 Resource for Customers to Access News and Information

Madison, Wis., Sept. 13, 2016—Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) unveiled Tuesday a new online resource for customers to access Energy 2030 news, energy-saving tips and information, and stories from our community. The launch of the website,energy2030together.com, follows an extensive community engagement effort during which MGE customers and stakeholders indicated communication…

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Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival Announces Entire Schedule of Screenings

31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival unveils schedule   Festival opens Wednesday, October 12, continues October 14-23   The 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, which opens Wednesday, October 12 and continues this October 14-23, reveals its offerings, detailing the films that they will share across their 11 days.   The Festival…

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Overture Center for the Arts announces Edward S. Holmes, PhD. as the new Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Madison, Wis. — Ted DeDee, President and CEO of Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts, and the Overture Center Foundation Board of Directors announced today that Edward S. Holmes, PhD. (Ed) has joined the staff of the performing arts center. In 2014, the Board of Overture Center Foundation (OCF) was…

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ARCW Partners with Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School Launching Groundbreaking Campaign to Enforce Health Care Rights for People with HIV

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – In the face of highly restrictive and discriminatory health insurance plans within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, ARCW and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) are undertaking a new advocacy campaign to enforce the health care rights guaranteed by…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls hosting International Roller Derby Playoffs, Sept. 23-25

  MADISON, WI – Ten of the best roller derby teams in the world converge on Madison for three days of the hardest hitting, fastest skating roller derby action of the year when your Mad Rollin’ Dolls host (and compete in) the Division 1 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Playoffs,…

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Finalists Announced for Overture’s Rising Stars

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center announced the 2016/17 Rising Stars finalists. They will perform on the Capitol Theater stage Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Members of Madison and the surrounding communities are encouraged to attend and support their neighbors, friends or family. Overture’s Rising Stars 2016 Finalists: Adult…

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One Month Gallery Show September 2016 Wisconsin: Storytime from Project Wisconsin

For the month of September only, the Bubbler is delighted to host Wisconsin Storytime from Project Wisconsin in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. In 2014, Project Wisconsin created a weekly collaboration with 52 different Wisconsin designers and artists. Each week a different designer presented their take on a different…

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LIKE A STRIKING SIMILE: A Series of Objects by Helen Hawley and Chele Isaac

(MADISON, WI) Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) presents Like a Striking Simile: A Series of Objects by Helen Hawley and Chele Isaac, on view from September 6 thoughOctober 1, 2016. Artists Helen Hawley and Chele Isaac maintain studios one block apart in downtown Madison. They each work across a variety…

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Proud Theater – Milwaukee & Proud Theater Beyond – Milwaukee Open Enrollment Begins for the 2016/2017 Season

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Monday, August 29, 2016 — Proud Theater Milwaukee and Proud Theater Beyond – Milwaukee announce they are currently enrolling youth and young adults for their 2016/2017 seasons, beginning on September 18, 2016. Proud Theater – Milwaukee and Proud Theater Beyond – Milwaukee are geared toward young people who…

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Bethel Lutheran Church and Catholic Charities Partner to Aid Homeless in Madison and Bridge the Winter Gap

Madison, WI (August 16, 2016) – Bethel Lutheran Church and Catholic Charities Madison announce a new partnership to support the homeless through a joint operation of the Winter Day Resource Center, expanding services from two days to five, at 312 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Madison. The Church Council at Bethel…

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TRANSforum Health Care Conference Coming in October

The mission of TRANSforum is to provide cutting-edge education and resources to health professionals who wish to improve the quality of care they provide to trans clients. If you are a provider interested in staying current in LGBTQ care–including being up to date with local, state, and national resources, ethically…

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Lady Laughs Comedy Festival Brings the Laughs to Madison

MADISON, WI USA ​(August 16, 2016) — The inaugural Lady Laughs Comedy Festival is set to  rock Madison with laughter. The three day festival will feature female comedians from all over  the country and beyond. But not to worry, the guys have a chance to make us laugh, too, in the He’s Not A Lady: All Male Showcase. The festival will feature stand up, improv, storytelling, sketch comedy and more. Lady Laughs is the first festival of its kind in Madison and was created to foster women in the  comedic arts. “One of the first shows I performed in when I move to the Midwest from Los  Angeles was an all women’s show. I was amazed and inspired by the camaraderie and support  that everyone had for each other and I decided that I wanted to ‘live’ in that space,” said Dina  Nina Martinez, the creator of the festival. She continues to say that the festival emerged from  the deep desire to showcase talented women and to show the world how brilliant and amazing  “we” are. The festival is incredibly inclusive and welcoming of all female identified individuals. It will  feature a revisit of Alphabet Soup Comedy (LGBTQ+ show that ran at Plan B for a year and a  half), The DNM Show Live (a live panel talk show) and so much more. LLCF is looking to bring in a major headliner and details will be forthcoming as will ticket information. Corporate  sponsorships are still available. Lady Laughs Comedy Festival ​•​ The Brink Lounge ​• ​701 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703 For more information, visit : LadyLaughsComedy.com  Facebook.com/LadyLaughsComedy  Twitter @LadyLaughsFest  Instagram @LadyLaughsComedy

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Fall Exhibitions to Open in Overture Galleries

Madison, Wis. – The Overture Galleries continue Overture Center’s commitment to fostering outstanding local visual arts with new Fall cycle opening in September. The Vietnam War and Its Lasting Impact: Photography of Robert Seitz and Peter Finnegan Overture Playhouse Gallery | Featured Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, October 16, 2016…

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New initiative in support of the Latinx LGBT+ community in Dane County

Madison – A new initiative called Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County has been created to support and enhance the lives of the Latinx LGBT+ community in Dane County. Orgullo Latinx LGBT+’s mission is to build a safe, ethnically, equitable and racial social just place for the Latinx LGBT+ community…

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