Friday, April 18, 2008

Upcoming Events

Madison Magazine is hosting the first-ever Going Green Expo on May 2–4 at the Alliant Energy Center. Eighty-plus exhibitors will have their green wares on display, like Creative Energy/Satara, Fair Indigo, Green Wine Bottles, Goodwill, Market Baskets On the Go and many more. There will also be presenters speaking on green topics and a hybrid car test track in the parking lot! I also read that businesses will have scrumptious treats on hand for attendees to sample including Metcalfe’s Sentry-Hilldale. The organic and locally produced beer and wine samples also sound pretty cool, right?

Going Green Expo May 2–4. Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way. 270-3632 for questions. Tickets are available at MoCo Market, Coyle Carpet One and online.

New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles all have them. And … Madison? That’s right folks, Madison is hosting its very first Fashion Week. According to the Madison Fashion Week press release “The 4-day series of consumer-orientated events will include workshops, fashion shows and parties. MFW aims to unify Madison’s fashion designers and retailers in a collaborative and high-profile event that brings fashion to the forefront of Madison’s culture.” Various parties and events will be held April 23–26. For the full schedule and more info check out

By now you’ve probably seen at least one poster promoting Design MMoCA. This one-of-a-kind event will showcase sixteen rooms designed by firms such as Flad Architects, Laurie Driscoll Interiors, Rubin’s, Indocara and Inner View Consulting and many more. In fact, the rooms are designed around sixteen works of art from the museum’s permanent collection. I am so incredibly disappointed I have to miss this event because I’ll be out of town! I think it’s so encouraging that Madison is hosting an event like this, and it’s my hope that this will be a yearly event (when I can come!).

Design MMoCA
April 25–27. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St. 257-0158.

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