Edgewood and Vilas Park walk

Register at Colectivo Coffee, 2530 Monroe Street, 9 a.m. Friday and #OptOutside for a 5k or 10k with Dairyland Walkers.


Walk off your Thanksgiving feast 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Dairyland Walkers’ #OptOutside Arboretum Walk. Register at Colectivo Coffee, 2530 Monroe St., and choose a 5K walk that meanders by Edgewood College and through Vilas Park near the zoo; or a 10K walk that rambles through the Arboretum and down Monroe Street. Cost is $3 for Volkssport credit, or $2 for youths and noncredit adults.

More information: dairylandwalkers.com or phone 608-698-6549.

Kids in the Rotunda

Retreat from Black Friday shopping and find fun with the Cash Box Kings at Overture Center, 201 State St., during a special Kids in the Rotunda 9:30, 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Friday. Geared toward children, the free program features the band’s 1940s and ’50s post-war blues sound and original music.

More information: www.overture.org/events or phone 608-258-4141.

Dance and sing along with Fox & Branch 9:30, 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Saturday at Overture Center, 201 State St. Dave Fox and Will Branch bring free bluegrass fun to Kids in the Rotunda, along with American roots music and traditional music from other countries.

More information: www.overture.org/events or phone 608-258-4141.

‘Craving’ entertainment?

Spice up your weekend with Left of Left Center’s “Craving: A Variety Show” 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave. Stand-up comedy, musical guests, dance, short plays and sketches rotate through a lineup of laughs. Admission is $10/suggested contribution at the door.

Catch the zesty show again 7 p.m. Monday at North Street Caberet, 610 North St.; 7 p.m. Wednesday at Art In Gallery, 1444 E. Washington Ave.; and 7 p.m. Thursday at Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St.

More information: leftofleftcenter.com/craving-a-variety-show or phone 608-824-8625.

Holiday music

Spend the afternoon on a “Quest” of holiday-themed music with Oakwood Chamber Players 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Center for Arts and Education, 6209 Mineral Point Road. Featuring “Snowman Suite,” “Angels in Flight,” and “Brother Heinrich’s Christmas,” the concert will have guest vocalists and musicians, along with a guest narrator. Tickets are available at the door, $25/adults, $20/seniors, $5/students.

More information: www.oakwoodchamberplayers.com or phone 608-230-4316.

— Robyn Norton


Robyn Norton is a features assistant for the Wisconsin State Journal.