Take in autumn’s final days with these 32 events in November

As the temperatures get colder and days get shorter, keep your schedule bright with these local events.
Wendy Red Star's piece, "Indian Summer – Four Seasons"

Wendy Red Star’s piece, “Indian Summer – Four Seasons” (Photo courtesy of the artist and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art)

WUD Film Presents: BlacKkKlansman
The Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee is offering a unique showing of Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film, BlacKkKlansman, followed by a virtual Q&A with Ron Stallworth. Stallworth’s memoir and experiences as the first Black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department inspired the film. Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., Union South’s Marquee Theater, event information here

Step Afrika! At Overture Center
Step Afrika! is a touring company that “blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, traditional West and Southern African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience.” Stay after the show for a Q & A with the artists. Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Overture Center for the Arts, overture.org/tickets-events/2022-23-season/step-afrika/

Carly Rae Jepsen
The pop singer of “Call Me Maybe” fame stops in Madison as a part of the So Nice Tour for her fifth studio album, “The Loneliest Time.” Alt-pop singer/songwriter Empress Of will open the show. Nov. 2, 8 p.m., The Sylvee, thesylvee.com/events/carly-rae-jepsen/

Home for the Holidays Market
Confectionique, a French-inspired vintage craft and gift market in Monona, is hosting its annual weekend-long Home for the Holidays gift market. Shop for decor and gifts for the holiday season. Nov. 3 to 6, 4201 Monona Drive, confectionique.com/

Keith Urban
Country music star Keith Urban brings The Speed of Now Tour to Madison after a two-year delay due to the pandemic. His new album, “The Speed of Now Part 1” debuted at no. 1 in Sept. 2020. Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Alliant Energy Center, event information here 

Sustain Dane Summit
Sustain Dane presents its 14th annual summit, Building Our Social Change Ecosystem, featuring educational programming, workshops, a local leaders panel and keynote speaker Deepa Iyer. The summit addresses the community’s role in creating equitable social change and how to sustain efforts. Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, sustaindane.org/summit/

First Friday on Monroe Street
This recurring festival taking place on the first Friday of each month celebrates the local businesses and community of Monroe Street. With some stores offering extended hours, enjoy special deals, local art, happy hours and live music. Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Monroe Street, monroestreetmadison.com/first-friday

Fall 2022 Gallery Night
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents its Fall Gallery Night which offers “art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, and demonstrations at venues throughout the city.” Multiple venues across Madison will host exhibits, live music, performances and receptions. Nov. 4, 5 to 9 p.m., multiple locations, mmoca.org/event/gallery-night/

Madison Herb Fair
Madison Herb Society hosts the 40th annual Madison Herb Fair. With the theme of “easy herbs for everyone,” the event will feature a variety of vendors, guest speakers and an outdoor herb garden tour. Admission is free. Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Olbrich Botanical Gardens, madisonherbsociety.org/annual-herb-fair

Kids in the Rotunda: Wisconsin Dells Singers
The Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda series presents the Wisconsin Dells Singers. Learn and celebrate Native American heritage and culture with the traditional songs and dances of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Overture Center for the Arts, overture.org/tickets-events/2022-23-season/kids-in-the-rotunda-wisconsin-dells-singer/

UW-Madison Art Department Annual Open Studio Day
UW-Madison’s Art Department hosts its Open Studio Day with over 50 artists’ studios open to the public showcasing all different disciplines in the graduate program. The event also features department tours and special presentations. Nov. 5, 12 to 6 p.m., Humanities Building and Art Lofts, art.wisc.edu/2022/10/04/open-studio-day-2022/

Sunday Afternoon Live: Wingra Wind Quartet
The Sunday Afternoon Live series returns to Chazen Museum of Art Gallery III with the Wingra Wind Quartet of the Mead Witter School of Music. Registration is required. Nov. 6, 12:30 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art, chazen.wisc.edu/events/sunday-afternoon-live-wingra-wind-quintet/

Bill Burr
Grammy- and Emmy-winning comedian Bill Burr stops in Madison for his Slight Return tour. Burr brings the honest and cynical comedy style of his podcast and Netflix specials to the stage for a live stand-up routine. Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Alliant Energy Center, event information here

An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
Essayist, cultural critic and “important humorist in the classic tradition,” Fran Lebowitz comes to the Overture as a part of her national tour. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Overture Center for the Arts, https://www.overture.org/tickets-events/2022-23-season/fran-lebowitz/

Best of the Midwest at Comedy on State
Comedy on State presents its Best of the Midwest comedy showcase, “a handpicked selection of both established and up-and-coming comics from around the region.” Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Comedy on State, madisoncomedy.com/event/novbomw/

Wendy Red Star: Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art features the traveling exhibit: Apsáalooke: Children of the Large-Beaked Bird, by multimedia artist Wendy Red Star. The exhibit offers a new representation of Native American peoples and Red Star “re-examines cultural artifacts and primary source historic imagery, and uses them as the foundation for her beautifully annotated photographs and installations.” Opens Nov 12, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, event information here 

Winter Art Fair Off the Square
Presented by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, the 33rd Annual Winter Art Fair Off the Square will feature over 135 Wisconsin-based art vendors. Find pottery, jewelry, photography, glass art and more with a silent auction taking place Saturday. Nov. 12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 13: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center, artcraftwis.org/winter-art-fair-off-the-square.html

The Madison Marathon
The yearly Madison Marathon offers a full marathon, half marathon or 10K. With live tracking, supporters and spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer the runners on as they pass the finish line on the Capitol Square. Nov. 13, 7 a.m., madisonmarathon.org/

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Watch Party
FOSTER of Dane County is presenting a watch party for the highly anticipated “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at Marcus Point Cinema. Join them for an afternoon of “fun and fellowship” and honoring of the late Chadwick Boseman. Nov. 13, 2:30 p.m., Marcus Point Cinema, event information here

Nonprofit Night Out & Volunteer Fair
This unique event connects dozens of Madison nonprofits, including American Red Cross-Wisconsin, Big Brother Big Sister and the Urban League of Greater Madison, with those interested in volunteer opportunities. Nov. 14, 4 to 7 p.m., Lodgic Everyday Community, event information here 

An Evening with Lyla June: The Power of Indigenous Knowledge in an Age of Neocolonialism
Lyla June is a “poet, singer-songwriter, hip-hop artist, human ecologist, public speaker and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages,” and her internationally-acclaimed performances blend multiple mediums and artistic elements. The event presented by Wisconsin Union Directorate will include a lecture and Q&A. Nov. 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wisconsin Discovery Building, event information here 

Come From Away at Overture Center
“Come From Away” is a Tony-winning musical about the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers in a small Canadian town right after the 9/11 attacks. The show stops in Madison for six days as a part of its national tour. Nov. 15 to 20, evening and matinee shows, Overture Center for the Arts, overture.org/tickets-events/2021-22-season/come-from-away/

Ruby Nouveau Day Barrel Tapping
Join Wollersheim Winery in celebrating the traditional French holiday. Winemaker Philippe Coquard will introduce the 2022 season’s first taste of Wollersheim’s Ruby Nouveau – Wisconsin’s version of a Beaujolais Nouveau. Nov. 17, 11 a.m., Wollersheim Winery and Distillery, wollersheim.com/events/public-events/

Cocktails in the Conservatory
After a pandemic hiatus, Olbrich is bringing back its Cocktails in the Conservatory event. Enjoy botanically-inspired cocktails and a lineup of DJs while keeping warm in the conservatory. Nov. 18, 7 to 11 p.m., Olbrich Botanical Gardens, olbrich.org/events/cocktails.cfm

Toast Ceramics Pop-Up Shop
Jackie Matelski of Toast Ceramics is back at Good Style Shop offering a collection of mugs, trees, ornaments and housewares that make perfect holiday gifts. Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Good Style Shop, event information here

Leopold’s Paint and Sip Night with Wine & Design
Join Leopold’s and local art company Wine & Design for a guided painting night. No artistic experience is necessary to walk away with your own masterpiece. Pre-registration is required. Nov. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., Leopold’s Book Bar Caffè, leopoldsmadison.com/events.html

Latin Music Fest 2022
Hosted by Tony Castaneda, this annual musical event includes live performances, a DJ, dance lessons and more to celebrate Latin music and culture. Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., The Majestic, majesticmadison.com/event/latin-music-fest-2022/

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
The Hip Hop Nutcracker takes the stage for its eighth year on tour. This holiday mash-up “re-mixes and re-imagines” the classic holiday tale with hip-hop and modern contemporary dance. Nov. 25, 7 p.m., The Overture Center for the Arts, overture.org/tickets-events/2022-23-season/the-hip-hop-nutcracker/

Madison Makers Black Friday Market and Pub Crawl
Shop over 120 local makers at the Madison Makers Black Friday Market. The 5th annual family event will feature handmade gifts and goods from local artists of all mediums, as well as food and drink options. Vendors will be at eight different locations across Madison. Nov. 25, 12 to 5 p.m., multiple locations, ​​madisonmakersmarket.com/blackfriday

The Dolly Disco at the Majestic
A “Dolly Parton-inspired country western dance party” will be at the Majestic for one night only with music from Dolly and other divas. Nov. 26, 9 p.m., The Majestic, majesticmadison.com/event/the-dolly-disco/

Garver Holiday Craftacular
“The original indie craft show” is returning to Garver Feed Mill with arts, crafts, food and handmade holiday gifts for the whole family. Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Garver Feed Mill, event information here

Daryl Hall
Daryl Hall, of legendary Hall & Oates, will perform his solo show in Madison with the Daryl’s House Band and special guest Todd Rundgren. Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., The Orpheum Theater, madisonorpheum.com/e vent/daryl-hall/

Newsletter Subscribe Footer22 Cover Wallpaper