Night Light is our monthly after-hours series at Central Library that rotates between music, theater, dance, storytelling, performance art, and other live happenings. Night Light will usually be on the first Friday of the month, but we will occasionally shift the night, so keep your eyes peeled. We're also partnering with our friends at Forequarter to offer amazing drinks at our Night Light events.
Upcoming Night Light Events:
AUGUST: NO NIGHT LIGHT
SEPTEMBER: Together We CAN
OCTOBER: Gallery Night
NOVEMBER Madison Storytellers
DECEMBER: Of Beards and Men
Previous Night Light Events
JUNE: An evening with the Madison Storytellers. Bring your own story on the theme of "The last time I ever..." to share at the mic, or just sit back and listen to yarns being spun on a beautiful summer night. Summer cocktails by forequarter and crafts from The Bubbler.
MAY: Gallery Night featuring artists Suzanne Torres, Caroline Hoffman, Juliette Walker, and Artists in Residence from 100 Arts: Ady Stahl, Kailey Barthel, and Mike L'Roy. Sculpture, collage, and multimedia art pieces on display through out the building. Drinks by Forequarter and a beautiful view of Gallery Night festivities around downtown from the 3rd floor gallery windows.
APRIL: Madison Community Discourse and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library bring you: SPRING FLING an evening of dancing, drinking and delight. A 1920’s themed speakeasy soiree.
MARCH: Attend an art opening throughout the Central Library featuring artists Jim Escalante, Lewis Koch, Shannon Troxler, and Aaron Laux. Bring your creative self to learn, share, create…. and plant. Beat off the winter blues and welcome spring with a variety of green projects to create and take home. With crafts and supplies by Anthology, arts and crafts supply store owned by crafty sisters Sachi and Laura Komai. Spring Prints with previous Bubbler Artist in Residence Craig Grabhorn. Also, The Dream Collectors, our new March Artist in Residence kick off event! Refreshing Spring Spritzers and Cocktails from Forequarter.
FEBRUARY: The Owls Are Not What They Seem presenting Brad Dukes, author of Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks. Also featuring artist in residence Craig Grabhorn and other local artists for a screen printing party. Patrons were invited to bring their own t-shirts, canvas bags, etc to be printed. Plus: Music (Roadhouse-style), donuts stacked to the sky, coffee (black as midnight on a moonless night), and pie that is worth a stop. Costume Contest for their favorite character. An amazing Lynchian event.
JANUARY - Madison Story tellers & New Art Opening featuring artists Kimberly Benson, Poonam Rao, and Craig Grabhorn with two-dimensional explorations of color, shape, medium, and culture. Also, Gabe Strader-Brown, Robert Aiosa, and Dean Allen with sculpture. With the addition of new digital media, designed by media lab experts and patrons.
DECEMBER - Album Release: Rob Dz "Good Guy Memoirs" Listening Party
NOVEMBER- Art Car Derby curated by Artist-in-Residence Justin Bitner / November - December Art Openings featuring Julie VonDerVellen, Chris Murphy, Kent Williams, Keith Nelson, Max Puchalsky and Simone Doing.
OCTOBER - A Sudden Light: Talk and Book singing with author Garth Stein
JUNE - Give & Take
MAY - Bubbler Made/Fashion Show
APRIL - Praying Drunk Reading and Book Signing with Kyle Minor
MARCH -Arts Extract Podcast Curated Music with Cap Alan & Lens/ Art Opening Briony Morrow-Cribbs
JANUARY - Sherlock sneak peak premiere with Wisconsin Public Television and Library as Incubator Project
DECEMBER - Madison Storytellers / Drinks with Forequarter
Check out the stories here.
NOVEMBER - Sign Painter's Movie & Book Signing with Faythe Levine & Sam Macon/ Live Sign Painting / Drinks with Forequarter