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Comedy benefit supports AIDS Network

Madison area comics will perform in the fourth annual Comics for Cause AIDS Network benefit.

Comics for Cause’s founder, Joseph Gilchrist, will host the event.  Comics Bryan Morris, Adam Waldron, Johnny Walsh, Alan Talaga, and others will perform.

“People want to give and show they care, but they don’t know how,” said Gilchrist. “They can laugh.  How perfect is that?”

Comics for Cause has held four other benefit shows in the past year. The first, held in December 2011, benefitted the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services in Madison.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to AIDS Network Society to support their initiatives.  Event sponsors include Hotel RED, The Comedy Club on State, Sconnie Apparel, and more.

The Comics for Cause’s AIDS Network benefit will be held on Thursday, August 30 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theater.  Doors will open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Monona Terrace celebrates 15 years

Monona Terrace celebrates 15 years

Monona Terrace is celebrating its 15th anniversary California-style with the Beach Boys tribute band Catch a Wave!

The festivities will take place on the rooftop Thursday, July 19 from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Enjoy beach party fun and games for the whole family, special treats, prizes and giveaways.  Monona Terrace is proud to publicly share the achievements of the past 15 years and thoughts for “Moving Forward” in service to Madison, Dane County, and the State of Wisconsin in the years to come.

The performance is open to the public at no charge.  Visitors can bring a picnic basket or purchase light gourmet food and alcohol at the new Lake Vista Café.

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

Donation to help fund Wisconsin Science Festival

The Wisconsin Science Festival recieved a large grant that will fund this year's event in Spetember.

The Wisconsin Arts Board presented a grant worth more than $35,000 to the festival. The Joint Effort Marketing grants are available to non-profit organizations for the promotion of Wisconsin tourism events and destinations.

Last year, the Wisconsin Science Festival attracted more than 5,000 people to Madison. This year, organizers hope that total will exceed 6,000 people with an economic impact of nearly $200,000 for hotels, restaurants and stores.

The Wisconsin Science Festival will be held in downtown Madison on Sept. 27 to 30.

Celebrate Monona Terrace's 15th Anniversary

Monona Terrace will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on July 19 with a beach party-themed event.

The Beach Boys tribute band, Catch A Wave, will be performing on the building's rooftop from 7 to 9 p.m.

The performance is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to attend, with games, treats and prizes available.

Monona Terrace is located at 1 John Nolen Drive. Parking is available after 5 p.m. for $5.

Monona Terrace celebrates 15 years

 

The Monona Terrace is celebrating its 15th anniversary California-style with the Beach Boys tribute band Catch a Wave!, officials said.

The celebration begins Thursday, July 19 from 7-9 p.m.

The performance is free and open to the public. Guests will also be eligible for prizes and giveaways, officials added. 

Children's Museum gives military personnel free admission

Madison Children's Museum is honoring military families this summer.

The museum is part of the Blue Star Program and will give all active duty military personnel and up to five of their family members free admission to the museum through Labor Day.

Brat Fest 2012 - The World’s Largest Brat Festival Starts this Friday!

Brat Fest 2012 - The World’s Largest Brat Festival Starts this Friday!

Nothing like kicking off your long weekend with a grilled brat for breakfast!

Fans of Madison’s World’s Largest Brat Fest can begin “cele-BRAT-ting” at 6 a.m. on Friday, when “Take Your Brat to Work Day” begins at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center.

Many Madison business offices gather orders from employees early in the week and designate a “Brat Runner” to swing by Willow Island on their way into work.

Last year, nearly 15,500 brats were sold between 6am and 9 a.m. at the Take Your Brat to Work Day “drive-through” at Willow Island.

“We look forward to the Friday before Memorial Day weekend every year so we can eat brats at the office at 8am — it’s fun!” said Sharon Zelanka of Hammes Sports Development. ”It’s our breakfast, lunch and snack, too!”