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Welcome to our Common Ground meetup page! This is where you can find all of our events and happenings. Common Ground Middleton is a cafe/restaurant and community event space that focuses on delicious local food & drink, environmental consciousness, and community events that focus on ways to bring people together, ranging from art to book clubs, live music, improv comedy, children & family events and more! For more information, you can check out our website and make sure to follow us on facebook!



Upcoming events (5+)

Open Mic! (1st & 3rd Wednesdays)

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BONUS SESSION!! There was no open mic on Jan 1 due to the New Years holiday, so we are having our 2nd monthly open mic on Jan 29 this month (5th weds). Join us for music, comedy, poetry, prose- come on down to Common Ground for a friendly and fun open mic from 7-9pm! The open mic takes place on the main dining room stage, and food & beverage are available for purchase during the show. Sign up with the host for a time slot upon arrival. Open Mic takes place the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month and is free to attend

Piano Night ft. weekly guest musicians

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Join us for piano night every Thursday from 6-8pm featuring guest musicians and ensembles playing in various styles! Suggested donation of $5 toward musicians Piano night is organized by Laurie Lang of Our Middleton Jazz Jam. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/OMJJam/ Food & Drink are available for purchase during the show, including tap & bottled beer, wine, mixed drinks, bakery, a full cafe menu, Babcock Hall ice cream and more! Check out our menus online here: https://commongroundmiddleton.blog/menu/

Fish Fry (5-9pm)

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Join us for our weekly Friday Fish Fry featuring live music, craft beer and delicious food! Our fish fry features beer battered cod, baked cod, breaded lake perch and a weekly salmon special. Our full lunch/dinner menu is also available for purchase during fish fry, along with cafe, bakery and bar items. Check out all of our menus online here: https://commongroundmiddleton.blog/menu/

Drama Kids (elementary & middle school classes)

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Build confidence and have fun and with Drama Kids of Madison this Fall at Common Ground!! There will be class offerings every Friday for Elementary School Age (6-11 years) and for Middleton School age (11-14 years) - (see schedule below) At Drama Kids the focus is on connection, creativity and participation. A safe space for students to let loose and have fun. Students learn public speaking, teamwork, and confidence. Drama Kids builds on the creativity that’s already there, and is uniquely flexible. Once a week classes are jam packed with engaging activities giving students the opportunity to explore their inner energy, focus and power ~ Opening the door for dramatic innovation and collaboration through Scene Selections, Characterization, Improvisation, Ensemble Activities, Theatre Games etc. We shift the focus from the pressure of a production to a place to build life and acting skills through drama activities and presentations. SCHEDULE: Elementary Students Friday 5:15-6:15pm Middle School Students Friday 6:30- 7:45pm Ongoing Enrollment: $50 per month Register at our website : dramakids.com/wi1 Or [masked] Call us at[masked] - Chris Eckman, Director More info on Drama Kids Madison here: https://dramakids.com/middleton-madison-sun-prairie-fort-atkinson/ Middleton Drama Kids Composite Creative Drama/First Semester Oct 11 Composite Creative Drama Oct 18 Composite Creative Drama Oct 25 Composite Creative Drama Nov 1 Composite Creative Drama / Character Day Nov 8 Composite Creative Drama / Bring a Friend Nov 15 Composite Creative Drama Nov 22 Composite Creative Drama Nov 29 No Classes - Thanksgiving Dec 6 Composite Creative Drama Dec13 Composite Creative Drama / Parent Participation Day Dec 20 Make Up Week / Open Drama - Additional Classes Dec 27 No Classes - Merry Christmas Jan 3 No Classes - Happy New Year! Jan 10 Composite Creative Drama / Semester Presentation Preparation Jan 17 Composite Creative Drama Jan 24 Composite Creative Drama Jan 31 Composite Creative Drama / End of Semester Presentation Middleton Drama Kids Composite Creative Drama/Second Semester Feb 7 Composite Creative Drama / (Summer Camp Pre- Registration) Feb 14 Composite Creative Drama Feb 21 Composite Creative Drama Feb 28 Composite Creative Drama / Bring a Friend Mar 6 Composite Creative Drama March 13 Composite Creative Drama Mar 20 Composite Creative Drama / Parent Participation Day Mar 27 No Regular Classes - Spring Break (Open Drama Classes?) Apr 3 Composite Creative Drama / Spring Presentation Preparation Apr 10 Make Up Week / Open Drama - Additional Classes Apr 17 Composite Creative Drama Apr 24 Composite Creative Drama May 1 Composite Creative Drama May 8 Composite Creative Drama May 15 Composite Creative Drama / Spring Presentation May 22 Composite Creative Drama / Character Development Recognition

Past events (798)

Gypsy Jazz Jam (every Tuesday)

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