The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Homecoming celebration is next week, and two free and fun art events are coming up for students to experience.
This Saturday, Sept. 30, UW-Madison will host Armani White and D.A.R.S at Varsity Hall in Union South. This event will be free for students, but tickets will need to be reserved using a valid Wiscard before the event.
The homecoming after-party on Saturday, Oct. 6 will feature two local bands, the Periodicals and Boxing Day. Both of these groups will be having a free concert on Library Mall after the homecoming parade.
Boxing Day’s members are all UW-Madison students. They include bassist Jan Grzywacz, trumpeter Ella Scott trumpet, drummer Shayfer Huitt, guitarist Annika Maxey and vocalist and guitarist Christopher Norcross.
Boxing Day was named the winner of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Battle of the Bands in the spring of 2023. The band has played multiple shows in the campus area since winning the $300 prize.
The Periodicals are a Wisconsin-based band that combines multiple genres — including northern soul, classic R&B and alternative rock. The Periodicals are a ten-piece band featuring guitars, horns, keyboards, violin and sensational vocals. They most recently released a new set of live recordings in May of this year.
These concerts are just some of the events that are part of UW Homecoming celebrations. More details can be found at union.wisc.edu.
Gabriella Hartlaub is an arts editor for the Daily Cardinal. She also reports state politics and life & style stories. Follow her on Twitter at @gabihartlaub.