Upcoming Events in Madison Wisconsin
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Shen Yun Performing Arts
- Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.
Every year, Shen Yun unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles rounding out the evening.
In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture’s creation over 5,000 years ago through to the story of Falun Dafa in China today; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.
Tenors, sopranos and other award-winning vocalists perform piano-accompanied solos, along with a regular favorite—the stirring melodies of the two-stringed erhu, also known as the Chinese violin.
Shen Yun’s one-of-a-kind orchestra, with its all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments like the erhu and the pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The result—two great classical music traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound.
Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world. Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies, or celestial paradises.
One of the features that strikes audience members most is Shen Yun's colorful costumes. These hundreds of gorgeous, hand-made garments span China’s dynasties, regions, and ethnic groups. “I wish I could wear that!” is a common reaction. Even leading fashion designers leave the show excited with new inspiration.
Address: Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street Madison, Wisconsin 53703 , Madison, Wisconsin
Blooze Krooze 3 Car Show Benefit For Project Home
- The Annual Blooze Krooze Car show/Blues bands Benefit for Project Home emergency home repair/water heater programs for Dane and Green County.
This is a great event featuring a beautiful spot on Lake Monona at The Eastside Club 3735 Monona drive Madison. Gates open at 10 am cars encouraged to come early around 8am to get a spot on the lawn by the lake. Great bands and 45 record spin. Food and drinks available. $10 per car includes driver. $5 per spectator. $5 per bike Suggested donation. Kids under 5 free!
Door Prizes, Silent Auction.
Vendor booths available inside and out. $25 booth fee includes 10 x10 booth with table and power available.
Project home is a Non Profit that has been serving residents of Dane and Green County for over 30 years.
Address: The Eastside Club 3735 Monona Drive , Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison Celtic Film Festival
- The Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee will present nine films over two days as part of the Madison Celtic Film Festival at The Marquee in Union South starting on Saturday at 1 pm and finishing at 7 pm on Sunday. More detail on each film can be found online.
Address: Union South: The Marquee, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715 , Madison, Wisconsin