Five Cool Events to Check Out in January

By Lillian Mihelich | Photography by John Maniaci, Joey’s Song

The new year is ringing in new events. Here are five cool happenings to start your 2024.

Joey’s Song Battle of the Bands

Jan. 6, The Sylvee

Joey’s Song, a local nonprofit dedicated to epilepsy research and education, is hosting a Battle of the Bands event with award-winning and popular musicians Portugal, The Man, Letters to Cleo, Cheap Trick, Belly and more. The event will raise research dollars for epilepsy while lighting up the Sylvee stage.

Get Ready For an Extreme Tasting Event

Jan. 17, Buck & Honey’s Mount Horeb

Buck & Honey’s Mount Horeb location is hosting an hors d’oeuvres and wine and bourbon tasting event. Bundle up for a winter night full of snacks and spirits.

Jazz at Sequoya: Mideast Salsa

Jan. 20, Sequoya Library

From 2-4 p.m., enjoy jazz by Latin dance band Mideast Salsa. The band will perform songs in French, English, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish and a variety of musical genres. Sequoya Library showcases local talent every third Saturday of the month.

Wisconsin Grown-Up Book Fair

Jan. 20 & 21, The Sylvee

This third-annual event combines books, cocktails, food and vendors to showcase local and independent booksellers’ inventory. Participating Madison bookstores include A Room of One’s Own, Lake City Books, The Book Deal, Leopold’s Books Bar Caffè, Mystery to Me and Kismet Books. Adults-only book browsing is on Jan. 20, and families are welcome on Jan. 21.

Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer

Jan. 27, Monona Terrace

Monona Terrace’s Candlelight Concerts will bring the music of composer and music producer Hans Zimmer to life in this performance. The Listeso String Quartet will play music from Zimmer musical scores such as “The Lion King,” “Dunkirk,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Interstellar” and more.

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