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Arts picks for the week of Aug. 24, 2014

August 22, 2014

By Gayle Worland, The Wisconsin State Journal

Aug. 22--608-252-6188

A few of the many arts events happening this week:

Sunday, Aug. 24

Feeling creative? Meet up with the free, on-location sketching group known as Draw Madison. The group gathers on Sundays; this week's session is from 1-3 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave. Details are at

Or see how contemporary artists tell stories in the new exhibition "StoryBook: Narrative in Contemporary Art" in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Henry Street Gallery. MMOCA is free and open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.


The LeeDing Zeros bring rock/indie music to Monona'sWinnequah Park, located on Healy Lane. The free outdoor concert starts at 6:30 p.m.


The 25th annual Token Creek Chamber Music Festival continues through Aug. 31. Check or call 241-2525 for ticket availability.


Join Capitol City Band at 7 p.m. for its last free summer concert at Rennebohm Park, 115 N. Eau Claire Ave.

Or head to Overture Center's Capitol Theater to hear the Ukrainian "ethnic chaos" band DakhaBrakha. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $33 at the Overture box office, 201 State St., or for an additional fee at or at 258-4141.

See what student filmmakers have been up to this summer with "School's Out," a 7 p.m. screening at the Stoughton Village Players Theatre, 255 E. Main St.$5;


Get a rare glimpse of Frank Lloyd Wright family history with an exhibition of recently discovered paintings and drawings by Svetlana Wright Peters, daughter of Wright's wife Olgivanna. Held at the Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center, 6306 Highway 23, Spring Green, the exhibit opening will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, with Brandoch Peters present to answer questions. The exhibit continues from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 1.


For an architectural treat, join the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation'sState Street walking tour. The group meets at 11 a.m. at Michelangelo's Coffee Shop, 114 State St., and ends with a free junior ice cream at the Chocolate Shoppe. $10 adults; $5 students and seniors; MTHP members free. More at

Sunday, Aug. 31

Pianist and UW professor emeritus Howard Karp, who died unexpectedly on June 30 at age 84, will be remembered at a special tribute held at 3 p.m. in Mills Hall, 455 N. Park St. The Howard Karp Commemoration this year replaces the annual Karp Family Concert held each Labor Day for 38 years, with three generations of the Karp family premiering new works or performing celebrated masterpieces. Details at

Call for artists

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission's annual arts calendar, featuring the work of local artists, is a regional tradition. The theme for the 2016 edition is "The Shining Lights"; artists must apply by Sept. 16. Find details at

Under 18? Then what will you create for the Henry Vilas Zoo T-shirt design contest? Submit up to two original designs that celebrate the new Arctic Passage exhibit and the zoo's mission to "Bring the Bears Back to Madison!" Deadline is Sept. 19; see for details.

-- Gayle Worland


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