3 things to know about this year's Frozen Assets Festival

Sixth annual event returns to Lake Mendota

It's no secret Madison locals love our lakes. And this weekend, area families have a chance to celebrate them and help preserve them during the Clean Lakes Alliance's 6th annual Frozen Assets Festival.

The bacon, brew and BBQ Fest starts Saturday

3,000 participants can sample bacon-themed foods, craft beers, BBQ masterpieces

The Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest allows 3,000 participants the opportunity to sample as much bacon-themed foods, craft beers and BBQ masterpieces as they care to, for just the price of admission.

Madison residents react to being in Austin during SXSW tragedy

Festival attendees say incidents like these validate importance of social media

Several Madison residents went to Austin for the music, films, food and party atmosphere. The SXSW Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. When a suspected drunk driver's car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians killing two people, they were there.

Hollywood director to be at Beloit film festival

Zucker directed "Airplane!", "The Naked Gun"

Writer, director and producer David Zucker will be back in Wisconsin this week to serve as the honorary chair for the Beloit International Film Festival, which starts Thursday.