Memorial Union Terrace brings back free summer music, movies and activities

Courtesy: Wisconsin Union
Courtesy: Wisconsin Union(NBC15)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 3:07 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - This summer will feel more normal than last year with the Memorial Union Terrace lining up free programming for community members to enjoy.

A spokesperson for the Terrace announced free movies, musical performances and art activities are being planned for the summer, as well as limited dining experiences.

Heidi Lang, Wisconsin Union associate director for social education, said the Terrace staff couldn’t be more excited to bring events back.

“After a year in which we connected mostly through virtual events, the chance to experience events alongside others again is a glimpse of normalcy and hope and something we will never take for granted,” said Lang.

The Terrace Art Zone, hosted by the Wisconsin Union’s Wheelhouse Studios, will kick off the summer on June 9 with printmaking crafts. Weaving, mobile-making and object marbling will follow on June 23, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18, respectively.

Free live music at the Terrace will go from June 11-Aug 5 with Beo Quartet kicking off the lineup:

  • Beo Quartet, June 11 at noon
  • Pat McCurdy, June 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Donna Woodall and Marquis Hill, June 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Cork ‘n Bottle String Band, June 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Don’t Mess with Cupid, July 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Bear in the Forest, Deryk G. and Sylvie Lou, July 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Handphibians, July 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Steely Dane, July 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Telethon and Half Catholic, July 31 at 7 p.m.
  • To be announced artists with performances presented as part of the Sugar Maple Music Festival, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.

Movie nights will also feature the following films, starting at 9 p.m. each night:

  • “Dazed and Confused,” June 14
  • “Finding Nemo,” June 28
  • “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” July 12
  • “Do the Right Thing,” July 26
  • “Lilo and Stitch,” Aug. 9
  • “Wet Hot American Summer,” Aug. 23

The new dining option at the Terrace, named Sunset Lounge & Restaurant, will host reservations-only dining from 4-11 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays, starting July 17.

Visitors can visit the Terrace’s website to learn more about programming, reservations and other information.

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