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This weekend

We are going to be in Madison this weekend. Is the beer fest just a drunken rowdy bunchy or what? My hubby will be busy so what would be fun for just me?

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1. Re: This weekend

This is a new weeklong event, so we don't know yet how wild it will be. You CAN go early on Saturday afternoon and try a beer or two without paying admission to the beer tent, though, so if you like microbrews better than Miller or Budweiser, you may want to check out the opening Saturday at 2 PM.

http://www.madbeerweek.com/kick-off

I usually go just as these open, drink a few beers with friends, and then get out before the crowd gets out of control! The Mifflin Street Block Party is happening on campus downtown, so there shouldn't be a lot of younger people with fake IDs in attendance.

Otherwise, there's a lot going on in town. thedailypage.com will list just about everything and where it is happening. If you give us a little info on what you like to do with your leisure time, we can help steer you to the right places and events.

Hope that you have a great visit!

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Thanks Kimbobb! I do like brews but living in a university I know how things can get! I look forward to this weekend and will check out the site. I will there Friday through Sunday afternoon. My interests include jazz, genealogy, and history. Iowawoman

Edited: 7:24 pm, May 02, 2012
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3. Re: This weekend

If you are staying downtown, you can cover all of your interests within a few blocks!

Gerri Dimaggio is playing at the Cardinal Bar at happy hour, and there are several places around town that have music during dinner this weekend...

sites.google.com/site/madisonjazzcalendar/

If you're coming in at dinner time up 151, you should check out Liliana's in Fitchburg. They have great food and jazz so close you can see everything in one dining room, or there's a side room if you just want background music.

http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/

Also downtown, we have a great Historical Museum, which has a genealogy section if you are looking for Wisconsin family history, and a Veteran's Museum right across State Street. The Farmer's Market happens on the square Saturday mornings, if you want to get some local items to take back with you.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/exhibits.asp

http://www.wisvetsmuseum.com/

http://www.dcfm.org/

I hope you have a great time! It's going to be warm at least, but we have a chance of rain every day. So far this week, the middle of the days have been great with rain either early in the morning or late afternoon/early evening.

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Thanks again. I will definitely visit some of these places!

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