Black Friday Magic

The Madison Makers Market offers an enjoyable alternative at its Black Friday Holiday Market and Pub Crawl on Nov. 25 (noon to 5 p.m.), which features cocktails, community and one-of-a-kind gifts from more than 120 local artists and crafts-people.

Give the Gift of Books This Holiday

While you’re checking off your gift list for family, friends and colleagues, consider donating to a local nonprofit, too. The Madison Reading Project’s Community Book Drive is one excellent way to do that.

Small Town Holidays

From light displays to shopping events to holiday eats, these Wisconsin small towns offer delightful family fun and plenty to do.

Romantic Escapes Await in Beloit

Impress your sweetie with a getaway to Beloit, whose romantic downtown features charming, century-old buildings highlighted by the scenic Rock River.

Fort Atkinson for Christmas

Fort Atkinson offers memorable events and rich cultural experiences for the whole family during the holiday season.

Middle Grade Magic

BRAVA contributor Laura Anne Bird has written professionally her entire career, but her longtime dream has been to write a children’s novel.

Zach Pietrini Band

Voted Best Live Act in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Magazine), it’s been 4 years since Zach Pietrini showed up on the Milwaukee music scene. Despite being…

Rod Hamdallah

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, garage rocker Rod Hamdallah has been tearing up the southeast music scene since he was old enough to have his…

The Honey Pies

The Honey Pies is an exciting collaboration of Madison-based music veterans. Jodi Jean Amble made a major splash in the Chicago scene fronting her…

Holiday Sing-Along

John Christensen will host at the piano for this night of sing-alongs to Christmas Carols and other Holiday Classics. Get in the holiday spirit…

Harmonious Wail

Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz on full tilt! Harmonious Wail combines the searing wit, humor and mandolin virtuosity of vintage Jethro Burns performances, the Continental…

Reindeer Live!

Come out and see the Live Reindeer! Families can line up to take their picture with the reindeer using their own cameras or head…

FEED Kitchens Holiday Bazaar

Buy local for the Holidays! FEED Kitchens’ popular Holiday Bazaar is back after a 2 year hiatus. Creative food entrepreneurs producing at FEED Kitchens…

Downtown Madison Holiday Open House

Come shop Downtown Madison for the holidays! With more than 70 great retail stores and dozens of special holiday offers there is something for…

What’s Old is New Again at Waunakee Remodeling

Creativity is a trait that must be employed when cultivating truly successful remodeling projects. Just ask the experts at Waunakee Remodeling, which offers an array of remodeling and home design services.

Photography by Wisconsin State Journal, courtesy Chazen Museum of Art

Making the Most of Missteps

Power matters: who has it and who doesn’t, how those who have it choose to use it and how those who lack it can get their fair share. These are some of the issues explored in “Sifting & Reckoning: UW-Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance” (Sept. 12-Dec. 30).

Eastside Winter Market by Communication

Communication’s Eastside Winter Market will be held at Garver Feed Mill on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-6pm and Sunday, December 11 from 10am-3pm. We’re…

Stay for Supper

Madison-area supper clubs are a throwback to a bygone era — yet are more popular than ever.

Midwest Vintage Flea Fall ’22

Madison’s longest-running independent vintage clothing store Good Style Shop, presents MIDWEST VINTAGE FLEA SPRING 2022 at Garver Feed Mill. This much-anticipated vintage clothing market…

It’s a Mod, Mod World

Midcentury modern style is enduring and classic — read on for expert tips to weave this design genre into your home.