Holly Henschen

In “Flying at Night,” a distinctly Madison novel, an artist struggles to balance care for an elderly father and a son diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. more


Wild and Scenic Film Festival hopes to inspire future water protectors. Former UW-Oshkosh student Luke Stevens’ documentary is on the bill. more


The documentary “Circle Up” explores the potential of Native American-style talking circles in restorative justice initiatives. Members of the Dane County Timebank hope the film will inspire Madison to expand the programs in operation here. more


“Shhh….”, a new exhibit at Arts + Literature Laboratory, artists riff on World War II propaganda posters. A multimedia opening event includes karaoke by DACA more

Visual Arts


Samantha Dutcher

It’s been 10 years since Emily Mills and Jesse Russell launched a raunchy, inclusive event on the same night as the Frostiball. The organizers say the apocalypse-themed masquerade at the Majestic on Jan. 27 will be the finale. more


Arts + Literature Lab celebrates its second anniversary with “Arsenal,” a wide-ranging homage to fiber as a feminine weapon created by 11 women artists. more

Visual Arts


J. Leigh Garcia

An exhibit at Overture Center features two artists who highlight the plight of immigrants. J. Leigh Garcia and Evelyn Galindo’s “¿Quiénes somos? (Who Are We?)” will be up for Oct. 6 Gallery Night. more

Visual Arts


Ingrid Laas

Typhoid Mary and the gay flight attendant blamed for the AIDS crisis are central characters in a new play at TAPIT that explores the stories of public health pariahs. Handily, Judith Leavitt, an expert on Typhoid Mary, lives right here in Madison. more


A father’s dinosaur paintings and a daughter’s crocheted landscapes make up a shared exhibit at the Madison Senior Center. more

Visual Arts

“From Awkward Spaces” is a new play at the Bartell Theatre that documents the story of how leaders of Madison theater groups got together to create a home for themselves in an unused movie house. more


Documentary filmmaker Amy Oden spent a year following exotic dancers and sex workers in Guam. Her new film, “Exotic,” screens June 13 at Art In Gallery. more



Amy Stocklein

By day, it’s a quiet space for writers. At night, 702WI comes alive as a social space for readings and book clubs. more



Thomas Ferrella

Thomas Ferrella, a former ER doc, compiles 20 years of photography and research on Wisconsin’s roadside memorials in a new exhibit at Arts + Literature Lab. more

Visual Arts

Kaci Sullivan hopes an upcoming art show at the High Noon Saloon, hosted by the TransLiberation Coalition, an organization he founded in September, will generate visibility for people who are transgender or gender-noncomforming. more

A & E

Sex advice columnist and kink guru Dan Savage won’t be in town for this year’s HUMP! Film Festival. And that’s making Savage jealous because he misses the town where he launched “Savage Love.” more


Turkish filmmaker Murat Eyubolgu merges art and science in “The Colorado,” an ode to the mighty river’s beauty and power. It screens at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 2. more

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Local documentary filmmaker Ben Fritz talked to doctors, advocates and ordinary Wisconsinites for his new film, “Playing Dr.” It screens at Sundance March 30. more



Jon Hain

Madison’s lo-fi rockers Ladyscissors release “To the Nines,” a gritty and grownup sophomore album. They debut the material at the High Noon Saloon March 11. more


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

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Michael Schwartz

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