Oktoberfest has been an annual tradition around the world since 1810, created to celebrate the marriage between the Prince of Bavaria (King Louis I) to Princess Therese. Now, the festival has become one of the largest celebrations of German history, and Wisconsin is no stranger to the annual celebration.
Arts & Culture
Arts-related events are back in full swing around Southern Wisconsin. And the warmer temps of summer allow for several to take place outside on large patios, in city parks and betwixt sprawling country hills.
Looking to get crafty this spring? Revel, a modern DIY studio and event space in Madison, has launched its reservation-only Craft Club, now through May 29 on Saturdays.
Milwaukee Art Museum, which recently reopened, will offer both online and in-person events for the whole family this spring. Visitors can also enjoy exploring new artworks and exhibitions on the main and lower levels.
To the delight of Wisconsinites, Milwaukee museums have announced they are reopening in March 2021. By the end of the month, Discovery World, the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum will all be safely reopened to the public.
Wisconsin is home to a number of published authors. And several of the most successful have new releases on tap for this year. Mystery to Me Bookstore “book barista” Hannah Oxley shares which ones worth pre-ordering or adding to library waitlists—stat.
Live readings are happening online over the next few months until local libraries, writers’ groups and bookstores can safely host events back onsite. Dotters Books co-owner Margaret Leonard recommends “saving the date”—and registering early—to be a part of these virtual audiences this month and next.
On Jan. 28, Menikanaehkem, an Indigenous lead organization, along with several co-hosts, hosts a screening of the new film, All In: The Fight for Democracy, followed by a panel discussion with Wisconsin leaders advocating for voting rights.
There are a handful of beautiful and unique bookstores throughout Wisconsin that have stood the test of time. Here are some of the best in the state.
Though Overture Center for the Arts is currently closed, the historic Madison venue is offering a spooky way to ring in the season with a new interactive virtual event—Under the Ghost Light—on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.