Thursday, April 17th:  

  • Gather ’round the diner counter at Bassett Street Brunch Club for a four-course, coffee-inspired dinner with Colectivo Coffee. brunchclubmadison.com
     
  • Learn the secrets to cooking smoked and seared duck breast with Vom Fass chef Kevin Appleton. madison.vomfassusa.com
     
  • Join the UW School of Music’s Black Music Ensemble for their Black Music through the Ages concert, featuring a variety of music from negro spirituals to neo-soul. music.wisc.edu
     
  • The Pro Arte Quartet is over a century old! Check out the UW faculty string quartet live tonight in Mills Hall. music.wisc.edu  
     
  • Jam with Madison’s homegrown Americana band, The Whiskey Farm, at the Overture Center as part of the MadCity Sessions concert series. overturecenter.com

Friday, April 18th:

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  • Classical music fans: do not miss renowned Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan at Mills Hall tonight. uniontheater.wisc.edu
     
  • The Madison Bach Musicians present Bach’s Mass in B minor in collaboration with the Madison Choral Project. Through April 19, madisonbachmusicians.org
  • Catch Milwaukee’s celebrated guitarist, singer-songwriter and genre-bending Willy Porter live tonight at the Majestic Theatre. majesticmadison.com
     
  • Richard III: East-West Fusion opens tonight. The performance juxtaposes Shakespearian drama with Japanese Kabuki stylization, lending a new sense of theatricality to the classic play. Through April 30, theatre.wisc.edu

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. dcfm.org
     
  • 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.  madisonfoodcamp.org
     
  • 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. greatdanepub.com/node/1051
     
  • Head to High Noon Saloon for an evening of blues. The Cadillac Joe Memorial Show honors the beloved Madison blues musician Cadillac Joe Anderson. high-noon.com
     
  • 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, madisontheatreguild.org
     
  • Make Easter hats with the kids at the Madison Children’s Museum, and then join the Easter Hat Parade around the Capitol. madisonchildrensmuseum.org

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. madisonmagazine.com/diningguide
     
  • Practice the swing, the fox-trot and the samba at the Sunday Dance Party, featuring music from Marcy & the Highlights. sundaydanceparty.com
     
  • 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. uwarboretum.org
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