February 2019 – University Apartments & Community Events


Mindfulness Yoga
Feb. 1, 6 – 8 p.m., Community Center

Come and join B4C’s Healthy Hour for mindful movement, nourishing snacks, and an international community.  Sign-up is required and the event is free.

Madison Winter Festival
Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Elver Park

Come watch expert artists David Andrews and his team create frozen works of art while bringing blocks and piles of snow to life. The Madison Winter Festival, held at Elver Park, has been in existence since 2005. The festival features two days of outdoor activities for all ages and includes live music, candlelight skiing, snow sculpting, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, fat biking, food vendors, and more. Keep warm with hot chocolate and s’mores to make it a truly magical weekend. Guaranteed man-made snow will ensure activities are held rain, snow, or shine! Kids will have a chance to express their athletic and creative talents at the “Sports & Arts” Activity Corner: have a snow fort battle, play mini ice golf, try cross country skiing, ice skating, or sledding: do some winter painting on the ice canvas. Rentals of sleds, skates, and skis will be available at the park. Transportation will be available at the Community Center.  This event is free. Sign-Up is required.

Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Community Center

KIDSville is back. Officer Terry Evans will be hosting KIDSville in conjunction with the UA Assembly meeting on Feb. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8. Kids must be between the ages of 5 and 10 to participate. At the event we will be learning about safety, fossils, math, and more. A snack will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend the UA Assembly meeting during KIDSville. Sign-up is required.

Movie Night
Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Market Square Cinema

Come with us as we see a movie at Market Square Cinema. Movie is not yet announced and will be revealed in the programming email later in the month. Sign-up is required and we will provide transportation to and from the movie theater.

Women’s Coffee and Conversation
Feb. 21, 5 p.m., Community Center

We will be having another session of the Women’s Coffee and Conversation group on Feb. 21 in the Community Center in room 139. This is a free event and all women are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for women to get together and discuss events that are happening today in a safe space.

Cooking Class
Feb. 22, 6 p.m., Community Center

If you are interested in teaching a class, email us at uaevents@housing.wisc.edu to sign up as a teacher. All ingredients and instructions are provided. Registration required and will be posted closer to the event date on our calendar.


As always, we have many events happening in the Community Center. See below for a listing of weekly events. 

Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Large Gym
Table Tennis, 6-7:45 p.m.; Room 139
Kid’s Soccer, 6:30-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym

Bulgarian Folk Dance, 6:15-7:30 p.m.; Small Gym
Adult Soccer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Large Gym

Basketball, 6-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym
Insanity Workout, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Small Gym

Volleyball, 6-7:45 p.m.; Large Gym
Bulgarian Dance, 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Small Gym

Yoga, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Small Gym

Zumba, 9:30-11 a.m.; Large Gym
Insanity Workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Small Gym


Winter Carnival
Jan. 31 – Feb. 3

The Wisconsin Union’s Winter Carnival is a long-standing tradition. The Wisconsin Union Directorate, Wisconsin Hoofers and other campus partners challenge you to embrace the cold and go play outside!

Winter Bike Week
Feb. 1 – 8

Winter Bike Week is back for 2019! From February 1 to February 8, we and our partners will bring a wide range of events that celebrate riding in the cold to you!

Saturday Science: Badger Athletics
Feb. 2

Learn the science behind your favorite sports at this free monthly event for kids and families! Meet UW student-athletes from Badgers Give Back, do some quickness tests and measure your speed, test different techniques to stay safe while playing sports, explore how the body and mind work together, learn the importance of staying fit for your health and more!

Day of Play
Feb. 8

Bring your kids to campus! Rec Sports is hosting its sixth annual Day of Play, an event for children in grades K through 5 to enjoy a morning of fun, movement-based activities led entirely by UW-Madison students. The free event will take place at the UW Natatorium. Limited parking is available; learn more and RSVP here.

Galentine’s Day Free Scenting Party
Feb. 10

Grab your gal pals (and guy pals) and join us for the 3rd annual Galantine’s Day FREE scenting party at The Soap Opera! Our staff will help you discover a new perfume or essential oil blend just for you. You will then get a 1 dram of that scent FREE! Lite refreshments and a small gift will also be provided to attendees. This is the perfect smelling, fun “before brunch” activity and it’s FREE!

Cirque Zuma Zuma
Feb. 12

America’s Got Talent finalists. This African acrobatic and dance performance is unlike anything you have seen before! Tickets for adults are $10 in advance/ $15 day of the event and children (ages 2-12) $5 in advance and $8 day of the event.

Madison Fashion Week
Feb. 21 – 24

Create. Engage. Experience Fashion. MADISON FASHION WEEK presented by Carrera Co USA & Jegie.Com. National & International Designers, Models, Casting Directors, Talent Agencies and Fashion Industry Experts

International Festival
Feb. 23

Join us in celebrating the rich cultural heritage within our community and enjoy more than 30 FREE performances throughout Overture by artists who call Dane County home. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses with global connections.

The King and I
Feb. 26 – March 3

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I is set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Show is at the Overture Center of the Arts, tickets range between $35 – $135.

Madison Public Library Events
All Month Long

The Madison Public Library offers a variety of events, classes, special events, trainings, and concerts throughout the month. Check out the full events calendar!

Wheelhouse Studios Events
All Month Long

Wheelhouse Studios is an open arts studio located in the lower level of Memorial Union. With three versatile work spaces, flexible studio designs, drop-in art opportunities, and classes for enthusiasts and first-time artists alike, it’s easy to engage in the arts at Wheelhouse. Classes include drawing, painting, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, dance, cooking, music, print making and fabric arts, Wheelhouse Studios is your creativity outlet in the heart of campus.