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Gay Madison

Madison Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Madison area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
All gay/bi/curious men over 21 are welcome
Madison Gay Video Club

First + 3rd Saturdays 8pm parties. private home on the East Side. No RSVP required, arrive/ leave as you wish. Out-of-towners welcome to stay the night. New-release feature films at 8:30pm, followed by requests from the large film library. See titles and reviews at the website. Separate areas for non-sexual, gay-themed films and hardcore sex films, where consensual safe sex is allowed.
Award-winning darkly comedic play by Mario Correa Directed by Kathleen Tissot

October 7-22, 2016 at Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin. An ambitious politician battles public doubts, personal demons, and his partner in a quest to become President. The complicated relationship between Ned Worley, former college professor and Governor of Rhode Island, and his openly gay partner, Richard, who sees little to gain – and much to lose – from Ned’s bid.
MADISON SYMPHONY 2015-2016 Season
At the Symphony - 2016 | 2017 Season

October 21-23, 2016 at Overture Hall - Beethoven's Pastorale; Nov 11-13 - Paired to Perfection; Dec 2-4 - A Madison Symphony Christmas; Jan 15, 2017 - Beyond the Score®: Scheherazade; Feb 17-19 - Ultimate Tchaikovsky, The Last Symphony; Mar 10-12 - Peak Performance; Apr 7-9 - Colossal Piano; May 5-7 - Brahms' Requiem.
The Wisconsin Burlesque Association
Wisconsin Male Burlesque Festival

November 18+19, 2016. Festival welcomes all types of burlesque, variety and fringe entertainment including cabaret, singing, sideshow, magic, circus, drag, solos, duos and groups; all performers who identity as male when they perform on stage - male burlesque performers, Drag Kings, and Trans-men. Also female-identified performers submitting a "male eccentric act."
The beloved holiday classic
The Nutcracker

December 10 - 26, 2016 at Overture Hall. Dazzling classic for the holiday season. Follow Clara and her Nutcracker as they travel through swirling snowflakes to a colorful garden filled with characters to delight the young and young-at-heart. Madison Ballet + the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Andrew Sewell. Score: Tchaikovsky. Choreography: W. Earle Smith.
An original holiday “panto” by NICK - Cheer for heroes and boo for the baddies!

December 16-29, 2016 at the Bartell Theatre. Dorothy, whisked from a Wisconsin Dells waterpark on a waterspout, ends up in Oz and meets all the characters of literature and films, with a few twists. Panto style, men dress as women, women dress as men, some people dress as animals, and flying critters have a definite Wisconsin connection. Silly song parodies, slapstick humor, corny jokes.
Save the dates!
Stage Q: Season 2016-2017

February 10-18, 2017 at The Bartell Theatre, Queer Shorts 2.2 - Queer Love - various artists.  April 28 - May 13, 2017 Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne. June 16 - July 1, 2017 Die Mommie, Die by Charles Busch.
The 4th Annual
OutReach Pride Parade

August 20, 2017 (TBC), this past year 12-5pm, on State Street in the 500 and 600 blocks. Kickoff at 1pm, march to the Capitol Square, around the Square and end with a rally on the Capitol steps. See website for date confirmation and updates.