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Paint Your Blues Away at Paintacular, Madison’s Largest Free Group Paint Event
Aug09

Paint Your Blues Away at Paintacular, Madison’s Largest Free Group Paint Event

Is there any better way to soak up the final days of summer and ring in the start of the fall semester than with a free night of watercolor painting on the Memorial Union Terrace? We certainly don’t think so! Mark your calendars, because Paintacular, Madison’s largest free group paint event, will return to the Terrace in just over two weeks! As we look ahead to this year’s Paintacular, we thought it would be fun to look back on some...

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A Terrace Season Not Taken for Granted: Staff Perspectives on the New Normal
Jul08

A Terrace Season Not Taken for Granted: Staff Perspectives on the New Normal

How many times have you been asked the familiar icebreaker question, “What’s your favorite season?” As far as those of us at the Wisconsin Union are concerned, there’s only one correct answer: Terrace season! Terrace season is almost synonymous with summer in Madison, but it means so much more than just warm weather and sunny skies. Terrace season is when the Memorial Union Terrace transforms into an outdoor hub for entertainment,...

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Create Your Own Family Night on the Terrace This Summer
Jun21

Create Your Own Family Night on the Terrace This Summer

Every Tuesday night from now until Aug. 30, Outdoor UW will host Family Night on Lake Mendota, an evening filled with games, sightseeing and paddling. Family Night is certainly a blast, but if you’re busy on Tuesday nights or miss registration, don’t worry! You can create your own family night at the Memorial Union Terrace any day of the week. We’ve compiled a list of fun activities that you and your family can do on the Terrace...

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Experience a “Taste of the Terrace” This Summer With the Return of Members-Only Events
Jun09

Experience a “Taste of the Terrace” This Summer With the Return of Members-Only Events

Yes, you read that right—members-only events are back and better than ever! New this year, we will celebrate our treasured Wisconsin Union members with dedicated “Member Thursday” experiences and discounts. Read on to learn how you can make the most out of your Union membership.  Not a member yet? No worries! It’s never too late to become a member. And, for a limited time, when you purchase a membership, you will receive a bonus...

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Then and Now: Terrace Programming Through the Decades
Jun06

Then and Now: Terrace Programming Through the Decades

Since its construction in 1928, the Memorial Union Terrace has been one of the most iconic destinations in Madison—and for good reason. Over the past 94 years, it has functioned as many things: an epic concert venue, a free movie theater, an outdoor lecture hall, an electric dance floor, an open-air art studio, a prime dining location, a ski and snowboard competition site and more. The decades brought new hairstyles, new fashions and...

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