Friday, April 7 - Family Weekend


Click each event below for a more detailed description. 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Shop the Niche!

Sponsored by the Niche
2nd Floor Heritage Hall

Come stop in to browse the racks of UW-Stout's very own boutique! Run by students in the Retail and Merchandise Management program, this store offers a unique collection of apparel and goods for everyone. Come support our amazing retail program and see what they have to offer!

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Ceramics Guild Pottery Sale

UW-Stout Ceramics Guild
Memorial Student Center, Lower Level

UW-Stout Ceramics Guild will be setting up in the Memorial Student Center for a functional pottery sale. There will be an array of handcrafted pieces that will go well in anyone’s kitchen. All the work sold are dishwasher and microwavable safe. Cash and checks are accepted.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Guided Tours of the Mabel Tainter Center For the Arts

Sponsored by Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
S205 Main Street East, Menomonie 715-235-0001

Visit the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts for a FREE guided tour of what CNN Travel has called "One of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the WORLD!" Tours will be held at the top and bottom of the hour, 11am-3pm, with the last tour leaving at 2:30pm.

On our stage:
Friday Night - Gallagher's Joke's On You Comedy Tour, 7:30pm showtime.
Visit for more information.

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Prometheus Gallery Opening & Journal Release

Sponsored by Prometheus student organization
Student Gallery, Room 209 - Applied Arts Building

Stout's Creative Arts Journal, Prometheus, will feature literary readings, an exhibit reception, and the awarding of prizes starting at 3:00 with the journal release and gallery opening to follow.

4:00 - 6:00 pm: Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Sponsored by School of Art + Design
Furlong Gallery, Applied Arts Building

Stop by the Furlong Gallery for a reception to view student work from the School of Art + Design!

4:51 - 6:00 pm: 4:51 Film Festival and Exhibition

Sponsored by Honors English class
Huff's Lounge, Memorial Student Center

4:51 Film Festival students from across campus will be invited to participate in a juried film festival featuring original student-made film adaptations illustrating the importance of place in storytelling. Each short film will be an adaptation of a published piece of literature (a portion of a short story, a scene from a play, a poem). The length of each entry must be 4 minutes and 51 seconds or less. Join us for a red-carpet premiere of the top three films. Winners of the film festival will also share the results of their original research during an interactive student exhibit exploring the power of place. 

6:00 - 9:00 pm: Monster Drawing Rally

Sponsored by AIGA student organization
Ballrooms A & B, Memorial Student Center

Join us for the fourth annual Monster Drawing Rally! Watch as a variety of artists create mixed media artwork throughout two rounds. The Monster Drawing Rally is not necessarily about drawing monsters, although it could be. Each artist has complete freedom to create what they like with the materials of their choice. The unique pieces will be sold for $15 each. It is a great opportunity to gather an artistic community and indulge in the entertainment. Admission is free.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Stout Hand Drumming Club Presents Michael Markus

Price Commons, Glass Lounge

Join the Stout Hand Drumming Club to learn about African Culture & rhythmic grooves from Michael Markus. Drums are provided and no prior experience is needed.

7:30 pm: Seussical - the Musical!

Sponsored by University Theatre
Harvey Hall Theatre

The characters of Dr. Seuss come alive in this whimsical and energetic musical. Meet The Cat in the Hat, Horton, The Who’s and More! Tickets: Adults $12.00, Children under 12 $6.00. Purchase tickets online, at the MSC Service Center or at the door.

8:00 pm: Blue Devil Productions Comedy Show: Michael Palascak

Sponsored by Blue Devil Productions student organization
Great Hall, Memorial Student Center

Michael Palascak, a Midwest native, moved to Chicago after college to pursue a career in comedy and living at home with his parents. Last winter Michael made millions of Americans laugh with his network television debut on The Late Show with David letterman on CBS. Name by Chicago Reader’s critics as the Best Stand-up of Chicago and by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Comedian Runner-up 2012. Come out and enjoy this funny and entertaining show!