Head to downtown Sun Prairie the first Friday/Saturday of March for a multi-stop event that includes participating boutiques, sales and more all across Wisconsin and beyond the Illinois state line. Sun Prairie would be a good place to start — the Madison suburb has a few participating businesses. March 3-4, multiple locations
This free event at the Overture Center features art and creative expressions from Latino artists in south central Wisconsin. Read more in a feature story here. March 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 201 State St.
This vintage shopping event featuring more than 50 vendors at Alliant Energy Center offers a one-day bonanza of all things vintage from the 1980s to the 2000s. (Yes, all of those decades are vintage now.) March 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
The Wisconsin Rugby Club is playing host to a shopping event (organized by the proprietors of ShawPawPrints and The Nifty Giftys Shop) that features and celebrates queer art and the people who make it. March 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 4064 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove
All month long, Olbrich Botanical Gardens welcomes guests to come see hand-crafted flower displays in its yearly flower show. This year's theme is "the wonder of seeds." March 4-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3330 Atwood Ave.
This Capital City Theatre production is a musical parody that references a mash-up of Stephen King's greatest horror stories and characters. Read more in an Aaron R. Conklin review here. Through March 5, The Playhouse at Overture Center
For an hour every Sunday, head to Cafe Coda for jazz music during a Vinyasa flow for $15. March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 3-4 p.m., 1224 Williamson St.
Hear stories of hope at this free event hosted by Chrysalis, a mental health and substance use recovery nonprofit. March 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1342 Dewey Court
Catch this world-famous comedian while she's in town for a stand-up show at Orpheum Theater. March 9, 5:30 p.m., 216 State St.
Need a new canoe? This weekend-long paddle expo fills the floor at the Alliant Energy Center with water vessels, gear and information booths. March 10-12, Alliant Energy Center Way
Join the conversation with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton in this "part history lesson, part social science revelation" spoken word theatrical performance. March 10-11, Four Seasons Theatre
Let's hope we luck out with the weather for this year's racing event that includes a 5k walk, 5k run and 10k run. The event raises funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. March 11, 8 a.m., 600 block of State Street
Gear up (in green, unless you want to be pinched) for the city's 23rd downtown parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day. March 12, 1:30 p.m., Capitol Square
Nerds, unite! Madison Comic Con makes its annual showing at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, filling one of Madison's largest event venues with comics, collectors' toys, art and more featuring pop culture galore. March 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1 John Nolen Drive
Cafe Coda likes going old-school. You can bring your own records to this jazz club every first and third Wednesday of the month starting at 7 p.m. to enjoy the characteristic sound quality that comes from a record player. March 15, 7 p.m., 1224 Williamson St.
Check out this one-day sale that will offer maximum amounts of curated kitsch at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store on Willy Street. March 16, 10 a.m., 1309 Williamson St.
This West Washington Avenue sushi restaurant is always prepared with food and drink specials to celebrate whatever holiday comes up on the calendar. This month, find the Shamrock Sour cocktail on the menu, which is made with Suntory Haku vodka, Tempus Fugit creme de menthe, Pandan syrup Kurosawa nigori sake and egg white. Also, order the one-night-only Shamrocker Roll on March 17. This sushi roll is made with spicy tuna and asparagus wrapped in soy paper and topped with guacamole, pomegranate seeds, microgreens and tobiko. March 17, 316 W. Washington Ave.
Catch this upbeat jazz music ensemble perform at The North Street Cabaret. March 17, 8-11 p.m., 610 North St.
This one-night-only live concert performance features Gary Mullen & The Works as they pay tribute to legendary rock band, Queen. March 17, Overture Center, Editor's Note: SOLD OUT
"The crawl is for all," as Nick Miller of "New Girl" would say, and the same goes for the two-day pub crawl that starts at 4 p.m. at Red Rock Saloon on March 17. The sixth annual event includes nine bar stops. March 17-18, 4 p.m., 222 W. Gorham St.
Bring the kids to this month's installment of Kids in the Rotunda: An interactive performance featuring traditional classical Indian dance. Get the kids on their toes to dance and learn about Kalaanjali dance. March 18, Overture Center
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is hosting this family friendly event that includes learning about maple syrup and how to tap trees for sap, free samples, maple ice cream sundaes and more. March 18, 1-4 p.m., 330 Femrite Drive, Monona
This "French-inspired vintage craft market" is already a dreamy spot to do some spring- and Easter-themed shopping, so consider stopping by the Monona store's annual market that will span four days for some pastel wares. March 23 (noon-6 p.m.), March 24-25 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and March 26 (noon-4 p.m.), 4201 Monona Drive, Monona
OTHER MARCH EVENTS TO CHECK OUT
PSYCHIC SHOW: Psychic Medium John Edward at Madison Marriott West, March 10
BUSKING BAND: Moon Hooch at Majestic Theatre, March 10
COUNTRY MUSIC DUO: Maddie and Tae at Majestic Theatre, March 16
PINBALL AND BEER: Ladies Who Game at I/O Arcade Bar, March 16
FOOD MARKET: Madison Shop Local Tour: FOOD Edition! at Delta Beer Lab, March 22
DRIVE-THRU LIGHT DISPLAY: Flight of Lights 2023 at Dane County Regional Airport, March 24
BARLEYWINE EVENT: Barleywine Fest at Giant Jones Brewing Co., March 25
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