Arts & Culture


6 Oktoberfest Celebrations

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.

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5 Outdoor Arts Performances

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.


Revel Craft Club

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 Museums Reopen

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.

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Best New Fiction from Wisconsin Authors

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.

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Winter’s Wisconsin Author Events

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.