Wisconsin Union Spring Events Preview
Spring will be in the air soon and bring summertime Wisconsin Union events along with the warmer days and sunshine. While you wait for the snow to melt and the Terrace to finally open again, check out the Union’s variety of upcoming events.
Distinguished Lecture Series
The Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS), organized by the students of the WUD DLS Committee, has prepared an incredible spring lineup of lectures speaking on topics like ethics and science, religion and politics. The series features many fascinating speakers, such as civic engagement activist Tiana Epps Johnson and award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot. Check out the list of upcoming lectures here.
Mardis Gras at the Sett
Come to the Sett Pub on Feb. 25 and enjoy the Wisconsin Union’s 7th annual Mardi Gras celebration. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can enjoy a New Orleans style buffet for $14.99. Stop by Wheelhouse Studios from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to create a hand-lettered watercolor project totally free of cost. At 6 p.m., the UW World Percussion Ensemble will take the stage, and the festivities continue with a bowling tournament starting at 8 p.m. Discover more about the celebration here.
Cozy up with a movie presented by the WUD Film Committee at Union South’s Marquee Cinema. Among the list of screenings is “Joker” (2019), “The Nightingale” (2019) and “Doctor Sleep” (2019). WUD Film has also collaborated with the Havens Center for Social Justice at UW-Madison to bring a Social Cinema series to the theater. Check here for the full calendar of film screenings.
Wisconsin Union Theater Concert Series
The Wisconsin Union Theater’s Concert Series celebrates 100 years of bringing renowned musicians to the Union’s Shannon Hall. This spring’s line-up includes the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on March 5, Wu Han with the UW Symphony Orchestra on March 7, Gil Shaham with Akira Eguchi on March 28 and Renée Fleming on May 2. You can learn more about the concert series and purchase tickets for upcoming performances here.
What is spring without March Madness? Come join your fellow Badgers at the Wisconsin Union for game watches in both Union South’s the Sett and Memorial Union’s der Rathskeller. Enjoy great deals on food, and watch the games on a 180-inch screen while you cheer on your favorite teams. The game watches dates and times are to be determined, so check the Union event calendar for updates.
Everyone’s favorite Science Guy will make an appearance at the Wisconsin Union for “Let’s Talk Climate Change, A Conversation with Bill Nye” on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Brought to us by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, Bill Nye will speak about climate change. General admission is free — just reserve a ticket! For more information about the event, click here.
Winter may stick around for a little while longer, but we hope you’ll be just as excited about these events as you are for spring to come!