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1 play in the spotlight All-City Swim Meet Watch more than 2,000 swimmers, from 4-year-olds to recent high school grads, make a splash at the All-City Swim Meet. Local concessions, face painting and more make it a festive outing for the whole family. Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m. starts. Middleton Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center; 1 2 Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival Bring the family for two days of toe-tapping traditional music, dancing and low-key fun in the middle of beautiful Lake Farm County Park. Friday-Saturday, schedule varies; 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Put on your dancing shoes and shuffle off to Dane Dances!, which draws thousands of all ages each Friday in August for local music, dance and food. Fridays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monona Terrace Rooftop, Madison; 13 Urb Garden Backlot Bash Celebrate the opening of the Madison Children's Museum's newest outdoor exhibit with music and activities in the parking lot, and then peek into a new garden built to help kids interact with nature through creative learning and play. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Madison Children's Museum, Madison; Strap on your helmets for Madison's Ride the Drive, where the Rosa Road and Regent Street loop gets transformed into a public promenade for bikers, walkers and rollerbladers. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. westside, Madison; 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Mad-City Ski Team The Mad-City Ski Team dazzles with feats and daredevil jumps at its free water ski show—one of the last of the year—on Lake Monona. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Law Park, Madison; august events 23 Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts Night Frida Kahlo is coming to town! Step into a vibrant era of art history at the Los Grandes del Arte Moderno Mexicano, an exhibition of socially charged works that defined life after the Mexican Revolution, including pieces by cherished artists such as Kahlo, Diego Rivera and more. Friday, 6-9 p.m. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison; 24 25 26 27 28 29 52 BRAVA Magazine August 2013 30 31 Dig in at the annual Taste of Madison, where 80 restaurants serve up eats to benefit local nonprofits. Saturday-Sunday, 2-8:30 p.m. Capitol Square, Madison; Photo courtesy of Madison Children's Museum (above left), Jennifer Straub (below left) and Bruce Stein (above right) 12

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