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Nicola Ferrarese

Holiday entertaining can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Presenting options to your guests means everybody’s happy. Read more

Isthmus Giving

Author Nino Cipri brings an experimental approach and a macabre sensibility to a book of short stories, “Homesick.” Read more

Books

Funk Out Cancer, founded in the name of Kate Gates Falaschi, has helped leverage millions of dollars for cancer research. The biennial event is Nov. 2 at the Orpheum Theater. Read more

MUSIC

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AMY STOCKLEIN

It’s got a new name, but the mission remains the same: ARTS for ALL Wisconsin brings creative opportunities to people with disabilities. Read more

A & E

Punk rock lives, and it’s captured in a new independent documentary, “Punk the Capital,” screening at Communication on Oct. 12. Bonus: It’s touring with Jeff Nelson, former drummer of Minor Threat and Teen Idles. Read more

Movies

At just 21, guitarist Raine Stern has already been gigging four days a week and wowing festival audiences around the state. Watch out for her. Read more

MUSIC

“Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas” showcases intricate and culturally significant art. It’s at the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery in the School of Human Ecology, which houses a magnificent collection. Read more

Visual Arts

“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,” showing at Union South Marquee on Sept. 25, is a chilling look at humans’ impact on the planet — and a call to action. Read more

Movies

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John Michael

Marielle Allschwang, a talented indie musician, creates a multimedia tribute to the late Mary Nohl, a talented and misunderstood Milwaukee artist. Read more

MUSIC

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Sarah Decker

Madison venues, from massive to tiny, are hosting memorable concerts this winter and fall. Isthmus’ music writers teamed up to share their favorite picks. Read more

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AMY STOCKLEIN

At the Crucible’s “Hush” dance night, the sounds, lights and other stimuli are kept at a low level, so people who are sensitive to bright lights and thumping bass can join the party. Read more

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David DeSilva

Cara Ho, a professional musician and dancer, teaches dance to people with and without disabilities. She’s also an electronic musician headlining this weekend’s Disability Pride Festival. Read more

Stage

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Kenny Rosales

All are welcome at Queer Yoga, where “When you say ‘shake it out,’ people actually do it.” Read more

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“Inside Stories” is a new podcast that mines Madison’s rich audio vaults for tales and tips on how to connect. Read more

A & E

Lights for Liberty protest

Holly Henschen

On Friday, Madisonians protested both the conditions in facilities where asylum seekers are being held and a national raid on undocumented immigrants set to begin on Sunday. The protest coincided with dozens around the country. Read more

News

UW-Madison students find inspiration in world textiles in Promega Corporation’s summer showcase exhibit, inspired by the UW-Madison’s massive Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Read more

Visual Arts

World Naked Bike Ride

Beth Skogen

About 150 people participated in Madison’s World Naked Bike Ride this year. Writer Holly Henschen applies thick layers of sunscreen and joins the “sublime community experience.” Read more

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Arts + Literature Lab hosts an exhibit from 10 artists selected for CSArt, an art share program modeled after community supported agriculture. The artists say the benefits go beyond financial. Read more

Visual Arts

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AMY STOCKLEIN

BingBong didn’t want to record its next album in a boring studio. So they invited their friends and threw a party in a secret, undisclosed space on the east side. Read more

Snapshot

Threshold, the colorful coworking and event space on Atwood Avenue, is hosting a five-day celebration of interdisciplinary arts, all related to protecting the Earth. Read more

Visual Arts

  • Lights for Liberty protest

    Holly Henschen

    Lights for Liberty protest

    Hundreds marched down West Washington Avenue where they joined a vigil protest against U.S. treatment of immigrants and refugees.