Landscape Patterns and Ecosystem Processes

2008 US-IALE Symposium

Madison, Wisconsin | April 6-10, 2008

Biking on Madison's Extensive Trails - © Sara Mayer, courtesy GMCVB

Entertainment and Recreation Guide



Entertainment and Events


Wisconsin film festival, April 3-April 6.


"The tenth annual Wisconsin Film Festival will present the best new independent film (feature, documentary, experimental), world cinema, and new media; cultivates discovery through talks, panels, performances, and coffeehouse discussions with filmmakers; and showcases the work of Wisconsin filmmakers through juried competitions."

Tunes at Monona Terrace, Wednesday April 9th, 5:30-7 p.m.

Ladies Must Swing (Big Band) - Free music at the Terrace, courtesy of the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times. Concessions and cocktails are available for sale after 5pm.


Wisconsin Union Theatre
800 Langdon St, (608) 262-2201

On April 10th, the Anonymous Four, female vocal quartet, will perform spiritual and gospel hymns. They are joined by progressive fiddler Anger and bluegrass-newgrass guitarist Nygaard.

Overture Center for the Arts

201 State Street, (608) 258-4141
Events during the conference include (among others): Children's Theater of Madison presenting Esperanza Rising (multiple dates) / Choir of King's College, Cambridge (April 10th)

Barrymore Theatre
2090 Atwood Ave, (608) 241-8633
Events during the conference include: Jim Hightower ("America’s #1 Populist"), Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street, (608) 257-0158


Exhibits during the time of the conference include (among others): Individual Experience: The Photographs of Ida Wyman / Jasper Johns: The Prints /  Fun House: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection / Altered Geometry: Contemporary Sculpture from MMoCA's Collection

Other Live Music Venues

High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave, (608) 268-1122
Website: http://
Showcasing many different styles of music

Café Montmartre
127 East Mifflin Street, (608) 255-5900
Typically Jazz music



Running Routes


Capitol/Monona Bay Loop (4.8 miles)
Start in front of Monona Terrace and head east down the bike path (Lake Monona on your right).  After about 3/4 mile, take a sharp left up East Wilson St.  After a few blocks, take a right on King St. and soon after a right onto Pickney St. Loop around the capitol counter clockwise until you hit West Washington Ave.  Go right down West Washington for about a mile, then turn left onto West Shore Dr. (if you hit park street, you’ve gone too far).  Take West Shore Dr. around Monona Bay until it turns into Gilson St. Next take a left onto West Lakeside.  Run on Lakeside and go over John Nolan Drive.  Now you are back on the bikepath.  Head east back to Monona Terrace. 

For a map of this run, or to view other runs in Madison, visit Movin’ Shoes web site at



Sources of Information

The Isthmus
Pick up the weekly, free Isthmus paper (available in the entryways of most coffee shops, restaurants etc.) for a complete listing of events, live music, movie times etc. or visit them online at:
This website offers a plethora of information about lodging, dining, entertainment, transportation, maps and much more.



Free Wireless Internet Services

A complete listing of free wireless hotspots in Wisconsin can be found at:


  • Ancora Coffee Roasters, 112 King St., (608) 255-0285
  • Barriques Coffee Trader, 127 W. Washington Ave., (608) 268-6264
  • Cafe Montmartre, 127 E. Mifflin St., (608) 255-5900
  • Genna's Cocktail Lounge, 105 W. Main St., (608) 255-4770
  • Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., (608) 266-6300
  • Michelangelo's Coffee House, 114 State St., (608) 251-5299

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