What's happening

November 2018

First Thursday Wine Walk - Main Street Monroe

First Thursday Wine Walk - shop and sample at participating stores. Check In at Buehler Interiors (1900-12th St.) from 3 - 6 pm. Tickets available at Heartland Graphics, Toy Haus, and Edelweiss Gifts: $25.

Radiance by FUSEDChicago

Encaustic Art.

Paint and Pixels by Tina Duemler & Carleton Davis (Exhibit)

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/2/2018 - 11/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700

Exhibit continues through January 11, 2019. Oil Paintings and Photography. Opening Reception Friday November 2 from 5 - 7 pm, Gallery Talk at 5:30 pm.

Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market

Vintage items, fall and holiday decor, home consultants, upcycled and one-of-a-kind items, food stand.

William Florian - Those Were the Days

An upbeat, musical journey of America's spirit and greatest songs of the 1960's and 70's. Led by former lead singer of the Christy Minstrels - you'll hear stories and music of John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas and the Papas and more.


Sponsored by Monroe Swiss Singers, Swiss music variety show, followed by a dance in the Grand Hall.

When the Monroe Swiss Singers held its first Swissfest in November of 1963, the 19 charter members at that time probably never dreamed the event would still be going strong 55 years later with a membership of over 40 singers. Although some of the faces in both the mixed choir and the audience have changed over the years, the Monroe Swiss Singers' annual trademark event remains synonymous with quality Swiss folk music and entertainment, all for the sake of carrying on the traditions and culture brought to Monroe and south-central Wisconsin by its Swiss forbears. 

Sharing the stage and program along with the Monroe Swiss Singers are two other Green County staples, the Männerchor New Glarus and the New Glarus Yodel Club. Alphorns, accordions, Swiss-coin rolling, Swiss flag-throwing and yodeling, all perennial favorites, will again be part of the show. Special acts this year will include the Squeezebox Night Players, a group of accordionists led by Del Heins who are part of Turner Hall's Squeezebox Night, a monthly informal jam session held in the Ratskeller as part of Turner Hall's Swiss Heritage Series. Also appearing will be a father-daughter performance by veteran accordionist Henry Blumer and vocalist and Monroe Swiss Singers member, Julie Blumer. Mary Zimmerman and Lynn Liechti , also of the Monroe Swiss Singers, will sing a song once recorded by Roger Bright, Yodeling Through Life, accompanied by accordionist John Waelti. In addition to Swiss folk music, the program will include the Monroe Swiss Singers performing Edelweiss as a remembrance of Gottlieb Brändli, Sr. Carol Saunders Benson, and Trudi Thomann, three members of the Monroe Swiss Singers who have passed on since the last Swissfest.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session

Explorations by Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists

Fiber Arts. Opening Reception on November 8 from 4:30 - 6 pm; Gallery Talk at 5:15 pm. Exhibit continues through February 8, 2019.

Holiday Shopping Open Houses

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Tom Weber - acoustic Blues and Americana.

Dueling Pianos

YMCA Fall Fundraiser - an evening of live entertainment, food and auctions. $30 per person. Adults only, cash bar.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day - Toy Haus

  • Toy Haus, 1017 - 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 11/10/2018
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • 608.325.1277

Family Friendly Event, Crafts, Games, and Giveaways. Celebrate community, shop local, and discover the joy of play! On the west side of the Square in downtown Monroe.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Goodtime Dutchmen Trio.

David Newman - Pianist

A "Who's Who Among American Keyboard Artists" - since 2009 David Newman has taught piano, class piano, and piano ensemble at Beloit College.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Bluegrass and Americana Jam.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Wise Jennings - Duo, Americana and Roots Rock.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted.

Switchback: Midwestern Christmas

Brian FitzGerald and Marty McCormack of the Irish-Americana duo Switchback return to the Monroe Arts Center, but this time with their exciting holiday performance "A Midwestern Christmas." Switchback's holiday concerts are always a crowd pleaser with lots of audience involvement and singing along with the band on well-known favorites such as Away in the Manger, Up On the Housetop, and White Christmas. Interspersed with lively reels and jigs to original tunes and Irish melodies, the show is also filled with stories of their travels along with a healthy dose of humor. As seen on PBS, Switchback is energetic, soulful, and's a concert guaranteed to please.

Holiday Silent Auction Opening Reception

Auction closes on Saturday, December 15 at 1:45 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to find that special gift and support the arts.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Free Fall.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers Band.

New Glarus Farmers Market - Holiday Stock Up

  • New Glarus Fest Haus, 106 - 3rd Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 11/18/2018
  • 1 - 4 pm
  • 608.293.3905

Produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, fibers, crafts and more.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Other Brothers.

Red Run Turkey Trot

5K Race, 2 mile walk, 1k Kid's Run. Sponsored by the University Alumni Association-Green County Chapter, all proceeds are returned to Green County through scholarships to graduating high school seniors.


Old World Holiday Market; vendors with crafts & baked goods for sale, artisan demos.

Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl

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Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Untamed - local original Rock - acoustic show.

Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl

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Shop Small Monroe

Shop for a Cure

Approximately 50 vendors and crafters attending. Lunch stand and raffles also included. Proceeds support Relay For Life of Green County and The American Cancer Society. Free Admission!

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Lighted Christmas Parade

It's a Wonderful Life - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 11/30/2018 - 12/2/2018
  • Friday and Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm.
  • 608.324.6530

Written by Doug Rand. Directed by Katie Doyle Baumann. Assistant Director Jennie Lembach.

1946 Christmas drama: George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

Shakespeare - For Kids By Kids!

The Tragedy of Macbeth (an adapted, modernized version of Shakespeare's Macbeth) - presented by youth ages 5-19, under the leadership of Shakespeare on the Edge.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Briana Hardyman

Shop for a Cure

Approximately 50 vendors and crafters attending. Lunch stand and raffles also included. Proceeds support Relay For Life of Green County and The American Cancer Society. Free Admission!