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April 2016

Seasons of the Sugar River - Juried Show

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th St.
  • Monroe
  • 4/1/2016 - 4/22/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

This exhibition is the result of an open call for artists to enter artwork in the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association's (LSRWA) third annual juried exhibition, Seasons of the Sugar River: Metamorphosis. Artists were to submit works featuring changing forms of the natural world at the scale of organisms and landscapes. In addition, invited artists could explore and create works inspired by the biological, zoological, seasonal, and cultural transformations evidenced in the watershed. This exhibit will encompass the entire Sugar River Watershed from its headwaters in western Dane County to its confluence with the Pecatonica River in Northern Illinois.

Green - by Suzanne Miller and Nikki Cooper

MAC Galleries at Monroe Clinic - The Monroe Arts Center and Monroe Clinic have partnered to provide patients, visitors, and staff with quarterly exhibitions in four gallery spaces in the new Clinic building. This is not only an enrichment of the visual experience thus creating a healthier environment, but these exhibitions bring local artists and the community together. This exhibit features the work of local artists Suzanne Miller and Nikki Cooper of Green Chicks Studio in downtown Monroe. For them, the word "green" has many connotations. Each piece of dimensional wall art is made from about 90% recycled materials. Many of their whimsical designs revolve around animals and nature; thus incorporating shades of green into the color pallette. This exhibit continues through June 10, 2016.

Stateline Home & Business Expo

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 4/1/2016 - 4/2/2016
  • Friday noon - 7 pm, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
  • 608.325.7648
  • monroechamber.org

Sponsored by Monroe Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tomas Kubinek - Miracle Man

As "certified lunatic and master of the impossible," Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who has traveled the globe giving audiences an utterly joyous experience they'll remember for a lifetime.
With appearances in over thirty countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway, and at international festivals.
Transcending categorization, his brilliant and outrageous theatrics leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless, and madly in love with this consummate master of whimsy, who beautifully balances the absurd and the profound.

Karaoke Night

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Rock, Gem, & Mineral Show

  • Monroe High School - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 4/9/2016 - 4/10/2016
  • 608.835.2653
  • badgerrockclub.org

Dealers, speakers, displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations. Geode splitting. Wisconsin Moonstone demonstration. Activities for kids including roving rock wizard. Sponsored by Badger Lapidary & Geological Society. Saturday 9 - 5, Sunday 9 - 4.

Karaoke Night

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Kalberwurst Supper

  • Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave.
  • Monticello
  • 4/16/2016
  • 4:30 - 8 pm

The dinner includes kalberwurst (veal sausage), ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, copper penny carrots, applesauce, Swiss bread, cookies and bars. Carryouts are available; call (608) 938-4369. Cost is $13 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10; and free for children 4 and under. In addition to a sumptuous meal, there will be a silent basket auction held for all to participate in. Baskets of various themes will be displayed beginning in early April with bidding continuing through the Kalberwurst Dinner.

Spring Shearing Day at Rainbow Fleece Farm

See the sheep shed their winter coats! Shearing demos at noon, 1 and 2 pm. Special guests: Marshall Spinners Guild on Saturday, Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild on Sunday. Needlefelting both days - learn the basics.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/16/2016
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Precocious.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greenfield Brothers.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 4/19/2016
  • 7 pm

More Love's Confetti

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 4/21/2016 - 4/24/2016
  • Thurs-Fri-Sat 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Looking for a great way to celebrate spring romance? Treat a special someone or the whole family to More Love's Confetti -and enjoy the quirky delights of last year's Love's Confetti show, now refreshed and enhanced with more fun material and new songs!

The show is an entertaining celebration of love throughout history, with something for everyone, from the lighthearted first meetings of Adam and Eve (fully clothed) and the wild antics of Shakespeare's feisty shrew Kate battling it out with Petruchio to the quirky take on love from The Dork Diaries, passionate poems shared by Emily Dickinson, the intimate writings of Anne Frank as she hides from the Nazis and so much more.

And everyone's spirits will soar with inspiring songs that capture the power and beauty of love. You'll even come away with some of the best love lines ever penned. Four performances only-don't miss out!

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/23/2016
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Rockabilly Juntion.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Barefoot Becky.

Purchase for Paws

  • Monroe
  • 4/28/2016 - 4/30/2016
  • 608.325.9600

Thursday and Friday 8 am-5 pm and Saturday 8 am-noon at 1235 31st Avenue, Monroe (the old Buri Electric Building next to Paw Prints across from Monroe Beverage Mart). Includes bake sale April 28. For those who would like to donate items to the sale, drop off beginning April 25. Benefit for Green County Humane Society.

Painting In Paper

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/29/2016 - 4/30/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Artist gallery talk at 5:30 pm on April 29. This exhibit by Jean Sandrock continues through June 24. For Middleton, Wisconsin artist Jean Sandrock, art has been a passion throughout her life as an illustrator in pen and ink, a calligrapher, and for the past twelve years, a collage artist using papers from around the world. Her current work takes inspiration from beautiful textural papers. Creating layers of texture using embellishments and fibers, she creates art works as she paints with paper. The tactile quality of her work causes viewers to wonder if the art pieces are fabric. The beauty of the color and texture of each paper used becomes the focal point in her work.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/29/2016 - 4/30/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Opening reception on April 29 at 5 pm.  This exhibit continues through June 24.
For the 29th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center presents the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Exhibit.
Co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, this exhibit is comprised of artwork entered in the 2016 WRAP Competition in Monroe.
This competition is open to all area non-professional artists. Artists must have been at least 14 years of age to enter this competition. The artwork must be completely original and all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture, fiber, metal, glass, wood, prints, pastel, digital, etc. is eligible for entry. State Award Winners selected from all the 2016 WRAP Competitions held throughout the state of Wisconsin will be on display at the University of Wisconsin Madison in September 2016, at which time additional awards and prizes will be given.

Community Garage Sales

  • Brooklyn
  • 4/29/2016 - 5/1/2016
  • 9 am - 5 pm
  • 608.628.2755
  • www.BACoC.org

Sponsored by Brooklyn Area Chamber of Commerce.

Spring Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 4/30/2016
  • 4:30 - 7 pm
  • 608.897.2917

The menu consists of the boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and for dessert, a ice cream sundae bar. Tickets are $10 if purchased before April 29th at their church office or any church member and are $12 at the door. Please call the church office at 608-897-2917 for more information or for tickets.