Holly Henschen

Mare Chapman, a psychotherapist and meditation instructor, has published a new book geared toward women seeking to unlearn damaging thought patterns. She launches “Unshakeable Confidence” at A Room of One’s Own Feb. 17. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Books 2 Comments


Michael Schwartz

Pioneering standup comedian and National Public Radio institution Paula Poundstone, brings her wry humor to the Barrymore Theatre on Feb. 11. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Comedy


Bryony Shearer

A posthumous album from Alice and the Glass Lake is a gorgeous testament to the late songwriter’s talent and optimism. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM MUSIC

The Arts + Literature Laboratory is foraging for artists for a new community-supported art program. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


Chazen Museum

For three years, Manabu Ikeda has been working on his meticulous ink-and-pigment artwork at the Chazen Museum. It’s now nearing completion, and he’s looking for a sense of healing. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot


Adrian Reif

After the death of her only sibling, Laura Thomas created a one-woman show. She performs "who am i without you" Nov. 19 at the Bartell Theater. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Zane Williams

Forward Theater Company’s “4000 Miles” is a funny and poignant look at the generational divide. more

Nov 4, 2016 4:45 PM Stage


Jonathan Popp

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre presents the Wisconsin premiere of ”Detroit ‘67,” an award-winning play set amid the riots in the troubled city. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

“Beading Culture,” an exhibit at the James Watrous Gallery, is a brilliant revival of an Iroquois tradition, updated by citizens of the Oneida Nation. It runs through Nov. 6. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

The UW-Madison Center for the Humanities kicks off its Terra Incognita art series with a striking exhibit of photographs from the American Southwest by Rob Lundberg, who will also play original compositions at his opening event on Oct. 7. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


Ben Rouse

The psychedelic glam-pop circus known as of Montreal is rolling into Madison on Sept. 20. Isthmus speaks to the band’s iconic founder and artistic visionary, Kevin Barnes. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Michael K. Anderson

Earlier this year, violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea gained national attention after she beat out 6,000 entrants to win NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest. She comes to Madison on July 30 to headline the Disability Pride Festival. more

Jul 28, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Ben Wydeven

In the Midwest premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s “Casa Valentina,” a group of cross-dressing men gathers in the Catskill Mountains for a memorable retreat. The StageQ production opened at the Bartell Theatre on July 22. more

Jul 24, 2016 10:00 PM Stage


Drift Journal

You can buy all sorts of art at Midwest Fire Fest, but it’s much more than an art fair. The new interactive fair in Cambridge also seeks to spark renewed interest in the flame-based arts with demonstrations by clay, iron and glass artists. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

Madison’s Arts + Literature Laboratory is a thriving multimedia hub on Madison’s east side. The space recently scored two grants to help support and expand its inclusive mission. more

Jul 7, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

In true Broom Street Theater style, “Spread the Nudes” is a live rock musical featuring jabs at politics, right-wing fundamentalists and homophobes. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

“Hoodwinked: An Installation by Jay Katelansky” is an exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art. The artist hopes to create space for people of color who feel marginalized on the UW campus. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


Patrick Swirc

She’s a tireless advocate for art and creativity, and has her hand in film, visual art and publishing. The French fashion icon agnès b. stops in Madison on April 28 to deliver a Humanities Without Boundaries lecture. more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

Clara Schumann was a talented player and composer who also happened to love two of the world’s most famous composers. Fresco Opera Theatre presents a new play celebrating her life and work April 1-3. more

Mar 24, 2016 5:00 AM Stage


Madison Children’s Museum

Lynda Barry’s exhibit at the Madison Children’s Museum is bursting with visionary yet kitschy paintings, drawings and collages. The show aims to get everyone, young and old alike, to draw something. more

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE


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