Open Mic

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

A traditional open mic format for all ages, from aspiring and accomplished musicians and poets to appreciative audience members. Join in this supportive, cooperative evening, which celebrates our local talent. MC'd by Mike Wolkomir with sound by Scott Stieber. Piano available. Donations greatly appreciated. Coffee and tea provided. Feel free to bring a treat to…

71st Festival of Christmas & Midwinter Traditions

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Community art projects, music, dance and craft classes, ethnic teas, evening parties, children’s program. Guest staff includes Lee Otterholt (Balkan dance and culture), Brendan Taaffe (community-based singing), muralist Alicia Rheal (Latvian Puzuri community art project) and more. See full information, including pricing, at https://folklorevillage.org/festival-of-christmas-and-midwinter-traditions/ Full- and part-time options available. Pre-registration required.

German Tree Night at Folklore Village

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

The evening starts with the scent of pine as you walk through the doors for the 5:30 potluck supper. It is followed by lighting the candles on a freshly cut, 14-foot tree, and singing and dancing around the tree! Kids of all ages love laying under the tree on boughs and looking up at the…

Sankta Lucia Workshops & Ceremony

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Celebrate this lovely Swedish tradition marking the return of light in the darkness of winter. At 3 p.m., enjoy afternoon workshops including Scandinavian crafts, learn to shape the traditional Lussekatter (saffron Lucia buns), learn traditional Swedish Lucia songs (required for participation in the evening ceremony). A 5:30 p.m. potluck will be followed by candlelit procession with…

Live Music: Healthy Hoedown

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Enjoy a fun-filled barn dance evening featuring live string-band music by TheDull Chisels, featuring Paul Kienitz, Chuck Hornemann, Colin Bazsali, and Dave Havas, with calling by Sue Hulsether. No experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Bring a dish to pass for the potluck. 6 p.m. potluck; dancing starts at 7:15…

Folklore Village’s Harvest Moon Gala

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Folklore Village’s Harvest Moon Gala fundraiser celebrates autumn with a candlelit dinner featuring farm-fresh Driftless Region cuisine. Dine on locally sourced, seasonal delights by Red Barn Catering of Spring Green, and enjoy live music by the irrepressible Driftless Chicks and Rare Privilege with Maria Terres, fiddle, and Amy McFarland, piano. Solo artist Victoria Mecozzi, classical…

$70

Live Music: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands) are each regarded as leading exponents of their respective fiddle traditions. Together, their clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs and bass lines creates a unique sound which is intense and invigorating. You don't want to miss this sonic treat! Tickets at https://nordicblocfv.brownpapertickets.com or…

$15

Live Music: Healthy Hoedown

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Enjoy a fun-filled barn dance evening featuring live string-band music by Rye & Dusty with dance caller Tim Jenkins ~ no experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Bring a dish to pass for the potluck. 6 p.m. potluck; dancing starts at 7:15 p.m. Thanks to Upland Hills Health for their…

$4 – $8

Fall Swedish Music & Dance Weekend

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Workshops in traditional Swedish folk dance and fiddling, with Ivares Pojkarna and other fiddlers, and Roo Lester teaching dance. 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday lunch. Pre-registration required. For more information, see the website.

Live Music: Healthy Hoedown

Folklore Village 3210 Cty Rd. BB, Dodgeville, WI

Enjoy a fun-filled barn dance evening featuring live stringband music by The Barley Brothers with dance caller Martha Tyner ~ no experience or special costume required. Families and beginners are always welcome! Bring a dish to pass for the potluck. 6 p.m. potluck; dancing starts at 7:15 p.m. Thanks to Upland Hills Health for their sponsorship and support!

$4 – $8