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Cocktails in the Conservatory

Sip cocktails in the tropical Bolz Conservatory and enjoy the beats of local DJs! All proceeds benefit the Gardens!

Friday, January 26, 2018
7 - 11 p.m.

Queer Pressure Collective featuring DJ Boyfrrriend & Sarah Akawa

Queer Pressure CollectiveDJ Boyfrrriend and DJ Sarah Akawa are queer DJs from Madison and founding members of the Queer Pressure Collective, a group of queer DJs/artists/activists and more curating and creating nightlife for and by queer people. Please visit www.queerpressurecollective.com for more information.

Cocktails in the Conservatory welcomes all community members. For this January event, Olbrich Botanical Gardens is partnering with the Queer Pressure Collective to host a safer space event.

Events held with support by Queer Pressure are DIY and encourage safer space practices including welcoming and affirming all gender expressions, intentional spaces for members of the LGBTQ community, wheelchair accessibility, gender neutral bathrooms, and inclusion of queer people in the planning and development of events.

Questions can be directed to Sarah Akawa at queerpressurecollective@gmail.com.

 

Friday, March 30, 2018
7 - 11 p.m.

DJ Phil Money

DJ Phil MoneyDJ Phil Money has the ability to read a room’s vibe while also crafting a free-flowing mix of different genres. No matter who’s in the room, Money wants to help people shake off their worries.

By his own admission, his preferred mix is eclectic - Money calls it “The Soup.” Typically, he works up a hip-hop base before experimenting with more adventurous sprinklings of rare reggae tracks, funk and, most recently, Afrobeat. He makes it work with precision-timed transitions: “Even though you’re jumping different genres, you’re not jumping different vibes.”

Money earned his stripes with almost 30 years’ experience in New York and Atlanta before arriving in Madison.

 

Event Guidelines

Cocktails in the Conservatory$8 admission at the door.

Must be 21 years old to attend.

Here are some things to keep in mind before you arrive -

  • Front doors open at 6:30 p.m. - Conservatory doors open at 7 p.m.
  • First-come-first-serve - the maximum number of visitors allowed in the Conservatory will be continuously admitted as visitors cycle out
  • Arrive with your whole party - line jumping is not permitted
  • When entering the building you'll be notified if you will be immediately admitted into the Conservatory or directed into the waiting line
  • girl dancingOn average people enjoy the Conservatory for 1.5-2 hrs - some leave earlier and some stay longer, we cannot guarantee a specific wait time
  • Bar stations will be available inside the Conservatory and the Commons (a large reception area off of the lobby that will house the waiting line if necessary)
    • Our bar service has been streamlined to decrease waiting lines
  • We will post updates on Facebook on the hour as the event capacity fluctuates to keep you in the loop
  • Capacity in the Conservatory at any given time does not equal the overall attendance that can be accommodated at the event over four hours, therefore, pre-sale tickets will not be offered
  • $5 admission from 10-11 p.m.

 

 


Event Sponsor

Great Dane

 

Media Sponsor

Isthmus

 

UPCOMING Events

Children of the Rainforest | January 20

Cocktails in the Conservatory | January 26

Winter Concerts | Select Sundays in Feb. & March

Children of the Rainforest | February 17

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699-1701 | November 4 - March 4

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719