What's Going on in April, 2019?

Posted by Kelly Holck on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 3:59pm.

I know I've said it before, but this time I mean it: Spring is HERE!

According to AccuWeather, this is what the next week and a half is looking like:

That's right, it's going to actually get close to 70 degrees this weekend! That means it's time to start being an "active" member of life again. When I say "active", I don't mean you actually have to start working out, you just need to pretend like you participate in things that occur outside your front door.

That being said, read on for your full list of Kelly Approved Events over the next month.

Beat the Blues Cruise

Photo courtesy of Beat the Blues Cruise

When: Saturday, April 6th at 8AM
Meet at the KEVA Sports Center in Middleton
This is just a reminder that the Beat the Blues Cruise from last week's blog post is this Saturday! Don't forget to register so you can walk/run to Beat the Blues!


I Love the 90s Bash

Photo courtesy of ilove90sbash.com

When: Saturday, April 6th at 3PM
Where: Registration along with wristband / schwag pickup is from 3-5PM at Red Rock Saloon downtown Madison. 
What: Come wearing your best high top sneakers and hair scrunchies for this authentic 90s style bar crawl. There's no particular crawl route so go to any of the participating bars during the event to receive drink specials. You must have your ticket at registration! Tickets start at $9.90/ per person and can be purchased here.

Downtown Madison Spring 19 Wine Walk

When: Thursday, April 11th, registration open from 4:00-6:00PM, sampling from 5:00-8:00PM, and the after party (location TBD) from 8:00-10:00PM
Downtown Madison Visitors Center, 452 State Street
Madison's Central Business Improvement District is putting on a walk, sip, and shop event. Tickets start at $35.00/person and include the following: commemorative wine glass, wristband, market bag, drink samples of wine/beer/specialty beverages/non-alcoholic drinks for DDs and shopping specials at a variety of Sip Stops. Designated drivers have free admission; as long as you register, you'll still get everything included in a regular ticket (other than the commemorative wine glass)! The Google map of participating locations will be emailed to registrants the day of the event. Learn more about the event and get your tickets purchased here.




Chelsea Handler - Sit Down Comedy Tour

Photo courtesy of ChelseaHandler.com

When: Thursday, April 25th at 8PM
Orpheum Theatre in Madison
Show up to one of the few events in adulthood where laughing at completely inappropriate and otherwise unbecoming subjects, stories, and statements is encouraged. In case you're one of the few humans on earth who are unfamiliar with the hilarity of her work, take a gander. Tickets are currently starting at $94.32 on StubHub and $87.00 on Ticketmaster


Madison Craft Beer Week 2019 

When: April 26th through May 5th
Where: Select participating breweries, restaurants, pubs, caterers, retailers, and other businesses in the craft beer community - participants will be announced on their website in the next few days!
What: This 10 day celebration that spans over two weekends, is a festival of craft beer. There will be events ranging from beer tastings, beer dinners, bar promotions, brewery shindigs, beer walks, and more. They plan to announce the events and participating locations at some point this week, so keep an eye on their website for more details!


BarleyPop Live! 

Photo courtesy of BarleyPop Live

When: Saturday, April 27th at 6PM
Where: BarleyPop Live! - a new music venue in downtown Madison that took over the old home of the Frequency! Their grand opening is April 13th so you'll get to see it in all of its new glory.
What: This unique party is a beer and album release COMBO! At 6PM, the collaboration keg of Ctrl+Alt+Wheat shall be tapped and then at 9PM the live music shenanigans commence. I'm telling you right now: you won't want to miss the one-of-a-kind, hilarious tunes of Help Desk. And if Schmoolio and Not Dead Yet are even half as good as my Help Desk pals, this is going to be quite the jam sesh. 


Madison's Best Bloody

When: Sunday, April 28th starting at 11:30AM
The Edgewater Hotel on Lake Mendota
A hangover's dream! Roll out of bed and head to the Edgewater to vote for your favorite Bloody Mary in Madison. You'll get to sample bloodies from all participants, follow each sample up with a classic Wisconsin beer chaser, and, in the meantime, snack on the complimentary appetizers. A raffle with tons of great prizes will be offered as well as a barrel-of-booze drawing. Tickets start at $35.00/person or $15.00 for designated drivers; you can buy them here


And, that's a wrap.

Keep in mind, these are not all of the events in Madison for the month of April. These are simply my favorites, and what I was able to type up before my recently broken wrist gave up on me.

If this list of events wasn't enough for you and you want to get your weekends filled, head over to IsthmusEventBriteDestination Madison, or Google "Events in Madison" and you should be able to book your calendar solid for the next year.

And, considering Spring is the ideal time to move for most people, give us a call (608.729.7351) or fill out the form below so we can explain how we will help get you the best deal on buying and/or selling your house today!

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