Shelby Criswell


  • Five new restaurants you need to try in Madison, Wisconsin

    Where should you be eating? These five spots took top honors in our 2019 reader poll for favorite new restaurant. Read more


  • Madweek for Oct. 17, 2019

    This Madweek — Republicans shame Evers over state worker pay, Wisconsin spice company embraces the politics season(ing), and does Madison need more full-time politicians? It’s been a spicy Madweek folks! Read more

  • The story of this land

    Believed to be the most archaeologically rich campus in the nation, UW-Madison is built atop ancient Native American villages and burial sites that date back 12,000 years. A cultural landscape tour brings this history alive for new generations. Read more


  • For the birds

    An estimated 1 billion birds die every year after flying into glass on buildings. The deaths are preventable. And the Madison Audubon Society, UW-Madison and an army of volunteers are trying to make buildings safer for feathered friends. Read more


  • On the road to find out

    Madison Ald. Rebecca Kemble, State Rep. Chris Taylor and activist Brandi Grayson are going to Vermont to hear what the F-35 jets sound like. Read more


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  • Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

    Children's Theater of Madison, 10/11-27, Overture Center-Playhouse, at 7 pm Fridays and 2 & 7 pm Saturdays, plus 2:30 pm on 10/13 & 27, 1 & 6:30 pm on 10/20 and 7 pm, 10/24. $42-$31. Read more

    Oct 18, 2019

    7:00 PM

    Overture Center-Playhouse

    Isthmus Picks Kids & Family Theater & Dance

  • Dog Sees God

    StageQ checks in on what could have happened to the Peanuts gang as teenagers, 10/4-19, Bartell Theatre, at 7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays (2 pm on 10/19), plus 2 pm Sunday 10/13. $20. Read more

    Oct 18, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Bartell Theatre

    Isthmus Picks Theater & Dance

  • Held: A Musical Fantasy

    Music Theatre of Madison, Arts for All Wisconsin & XTension Dance Company production of Kelly Maxwell and Meghan Rose's story of three trapped friends: 7 pm, 10/11, Arts for All; 7 pm, 10/12, Forte Studios, Mount Horeb; 7:30 pm, 10/17-19, Threshold. Read more

    Oct 18, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Isthmus Picks Theater & Dance

  • Madison Symphony Orchestra

    Featuring Rachel Barton Pine, violin, 7:30 pm on 10/18, 8 pm on 10/19 and 2:30 pm, 10/20. Read more

    Oct 18, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Overture Center-Overture Hall

    Isthmus Picks Music

  • Martha Graham: Power and Passion

    Kanopy Dance Company, 7:30 pm on 10/18, 5 & 8 pm on 10/19 and 2:30 pm, 10/20, Overture Center-Promenade Hall. $35. Read more

    Oct 18, 2019

    7:30 PM

    Overture Center

    Isthmus Picks Theater & Dance

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