Alash Ensemble will appear at the the Historic Temple Theatre April 21 at 7 p.m.

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments, as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

Tickets, which are $25, and can be purchased at

Business Resources Open Mic, April 25

Business Resources Open Mic will be held at the American Legion (Tap House 138) April 25 at 8 a.m. Join the Viroqua Chamber Main Street for coffee, light breakfast fare and a morning meeting dedicated to resources for small businesses and organizations.

The Viroqua Chamber Main Street has a large network of partner businesses and organizations that have amazing services to offer. Need a loan or financial counseling, need help marketing, how about the revolving loan fund through Vernon County or the city of Viroqua? Need help with your website, branding or do you have printing needs? What about grant writing, real estate resources, economic development information, state or tourism resources? We are calling this event business resources open mic because we want to hear from you about services that you offer. Anyone who wants to participate will get three minutes at the mic.

SOUP, April 25

Join us at Tap House 138 at the Viroqua American Legion April 25 at 5 p.m. to enjoy a bowl of soup, bread and a receive vote to put toward your favorite presenter of the night. Presenters will give a short pitch with their idea for a creative, community-oriented project. The presenter with the most votes at the end of the night will win the proceeds to put toward their vision for positive change in the community. SOUP is community-funded action and change, $5 at a time. Make sure to BYOB — bring your own bowl — to help minimize waste! Contact the Viroqua Chamber Main Street for more information about how to be a presenter, or call 608-637-2575

Rampfest, April 27-29

Friday, April 27, to Sunday, April 29, B&E’s Tree will be hosting Rampfest. This is a weekend full of camping, outdoor education and sustainable ramp harvests. Visit or to reserve your spot today.

Coffee tasting, April 28

Interested in learning more about what Kickapoo Coffee does and why they do it? Thirsty to try more of their coffees? Just looking to expand your general coffee knowledge? Kickapoo Coffee holds a monthly cupping on the last Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at their roastery inside the Food Enterprise Center, located at 1201 N. Main St. (parking in back). This tour of their facilities and coffee tasting is free and open to the public. Call 608-637-2022 or email with questions.

‘The Smart Studios Story,’ April 28

The Historic Temple Theatre is pleased to host the Viroqua premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary, “The Smart Studios Story,” and a post-screening Q&A with the legendary, Grammy-winning producer, Butch Vig, a Viroqua native. This is a rare opportunity to celebrate our rich Midwest history with an iconic musician and producer whose work has contributed to the sound of our lives. The movie will be shown at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $25, are available at

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