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Weekend Events: Artful bikes, music in the city, and polka

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:47 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 5:03 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - After months of cancellations and closures, there’s a lot to see and do in Southern Wisconsin.

Rob Gard, with Destination Madison, suggests four ideas you might want to check out.

Art Bikes Kick Off

June 10, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Stop at Garver Feed Mill for the unveiling and launch of the Madison BCycle Art Bikes. Be the first to see the incredible artwork before the e-bikes hit the streets. This free event is a walk-through exhibit of Art Bikes that represent important causes in our community. The 20 artistic e-bikes are presented by local artists, not-for-profits and businesses in Madison.

Friday Evening Classical Guitars

June 11, 7pm-9pm

Stop downtown for this free outdoor concert series with the Madison Classical Guitar Society at Lisa Link Peace Park. Every other Friday, enjoy music from local classical guitarists in this beautiful public park along State Street. Grab dinner or ice cream from your favorite downtown spot and take in the great summer weather. June 11 will feature music by Christopher Allen.

Madison Jazz Festival

June 11-20

The Madison Jazz Festival (formerly the Isthmus Jazz Festival) kicks off this weekend and runs through June 20, with ten days of jazz concerts, master classes, talks and more – held indoors, outdoors and virtual. The event begins with Strollin’ Capitol East on Friday, June 11. The Strollin’ series presents five hours of continuous and diverse live jazz throughout the Capitol East neighborhood. The jazz stroll features staggered performances making it easy for attendees to walk from venue to venue. Visit artlitlab.org for a full line-up.

New Glarus Polkafest

June 11-12

Polkafest offers two days of free polka music and dancing. Join the event under the big tent in New Glarus for some local beer and great tunes. Enter for a drawing on Friday to win tickets to Saturday’s sold-out Beer, Bacon & Cheese event (must be present to win). On Saturday at 11:30am, learn to polka with Whitney’s Academy of Dance. Free lessons to people of all ages. 6-10pm on Friday, 11am-7pm on Saturday

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