Post-Festival Event: Kids in the Rotunda – Zoozort

Zoozort is a wildly unique opportunity to learn about special abilities, behavior and habitat of some of the world’s most amazing animals. Meet Montgomery the python, Oliver the kinkajou, Wilson the armadillo, Daisy Mae the opossum and more at the Overture Center. The 1 p.m. performance will be American Sign Language interpreted. Please email [email protected]Continued

Magic Globe (A Story of the Seasons)

On vacation at her grandpa’s, a little girl Mia discovers a mysterious piece of astronomical machinery in the attic. Mia’s eccentric uncle Edek tricks the girl into using the tool’s secret powers to change the world’s seasons. She quickly realizes the consequences of that action, but Edek doesn’t want to let his plan go. Magic … Continued

Travelling with Light

Through a conversation between a mother and her son, this show at the UW-Stevens Point Science Building addresses the importance of light in all areas of our lives and its direct influence on our planet.

Saving Coral Reefs From Climate Change Through Science and Art

Currently on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Federico Uribe’s Plastic Reef appears to be an underwater world filled with corals, mussels and schools of fish. Everything has been created and replicated using thousands of pieces of upcycled plastic carefully cut, dyed and arranged: discarded plastic bottles, cutlery, flip flops and other plastic … Continued

WI Book Festival Author Event: Eve (Cat Bohannon)

Madison Central Library – Community Room 302 Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. How did the female body drive 200 million years of human evolution? Why do women live longer than men? Why are women more likely to get Alzheimer’s? Why do girls score better at every academic subject than boys until puberty, … Continued

Playhouse Gallery – Garbology: What We Throw Away

Overture Center for the Arts, Forward Theater Company, Madison Arts Commission and Arts + Literature Laboratory present a visual art exhibition of recent work inspired by and composed from the things we discard, concurrent with Forward’s production of The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle. Garbology is supported by City of Madison Recycling. Exhibiting artists: Mackenzie Madison … Continued

Sandhill Crane Watch

Observe flocks of Sandhill cranes landing for the evening in the Gallagher Marsh. Cranes are best viewed in the evening, as the sun sets. Guests should register in the logbook and pick up a map (green Sandhill brochure) at the kiosk near the entrance gate of the Sandhill Wildlife Area. Follow the 14-mile one-way Trumpeter … Continued

WI Book Festival Author Event: Artificial (Amy Kurzweil)

Arts + Literature Laboratory Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. A visionary story of three generations of artists whose search for meaning and connection transcends the limits of life. How do we relate to—and hold—our family’s past? Is it through technology? Through spirit? Art, poetry, music? Or is it through the resonances we … Continued

WI Book Festival Author Event: Mapping the Darkness (Kenneth Miller)

Madison Central Library – Community Room 302 Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival. The definitive story of the scientists who set out to answer two questions: “Why do we sleep?” and “How can we sleep better?” A century ago, sleep was considered a state of nothingness—even a primitive habit that we could learn … Continued

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