50 Year Celebration Events

THEATRE: Urinetown The Musical
Mar 8, 2019 | 7 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT! A terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a ban on private toilets. People must use public amenities, regulated by a single company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Those who can’t afford the fees are ‘exiled’ to...

Science Night
Mar 13, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Exciting presentations and lectures about various math and science topics and issues.

GALLERIES: Reception for Racine Art Guild Juried Show
Mar 14, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Feb 4-Mar 22  |  Mathis Gallery Reception  Mar 14  |  5-7 pm  

MUSIC: Wind Ensemble and Community Band
Mar 14, 2019 | 7 p.m.
A concert of wind masterworks commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of French composer Hector Berlioz and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

GALLERIES: Reception for Art Faculty, Emeriti, and Alumni Exhibition
Mar 14, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Feb 4-Mar 22  |  Fine Arts Gallery and Foundation Gallery Reception  Mar 14  |  5-7 pm

MUSIC: Symphony and Community Orchestra
Mar 16, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Parkside Symphony and Community Orchestra welcomes Howard Brown Visiting-Guest-Artist, Paul Cortese, viola. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

MUSIC: Adam Nussbaum’s “Leadbelly Project”
Mar 18, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Jazz Week kicks off with Adam Nussbaum's "Leadbelly Project" featuring Adam Nussbaum (drums), Ohad Talmor (tenor saxophone), Steve Cardenas (guitar), and Nate Radley (guitar). READ MORE.  Tickets are not required for this free event.

MUSIC: Josh Berman Quartet
Mar 19, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Jazz Week continues with the Josh Berman Quartet featuring Josh Berman (cornet), Darius Jones (alto saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), and Michael Vatcher (drums). READ MORE.  Tickets are not required for this free event.

MUSIC: Kris Davis Borderlands Trio
Mar 20, 2019 | 8 p.m.
Jazz Week continues with Kris Davis' Borderlands Trio featuring Kris Davis (piano), Stephan Crump (bass), and Eric McPherson (drums). READ MORE.  Tickets are not required for this free event.

GALLERIES: Reception for Reunion
Mar 21, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Feb 4-Mar 22  |  Fine Arts Gallery and Foundation Gallery Reception  Mar 21  |  5-7 pm In celebration of Parkside’s 50 Year Celebration, Reunion is an exhibition featuring artwork from Art Department alumni, faculty, and faculty emeriti. Join us for an unforgettable showcase of generations of the UW-Parkside Art Department family.  

"Bold Beginnings and Beyond" History Lecture and Reception
Mar 21, 2019 | 11 a.m.
UW-Parkside's founding in the iconic year 1968 was a reflection of an expansive era of public investment and optimism in the state. In the five decades since, UW-Parkside has continued to reflect the ever-changing social and political currents of the times. This presentation surveys our university's history from its origins...

MUSIC: Greg Ward & Onye Ozuzu “Touch My Beloved’s Thought”
Mar 21, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Jazz Week continues with Greg Ward & Onye Ozuzu presenting “Touch My Beloved’s Thought" featuring live music and dance. Tickets are available now. READ MORE AND BUY TICKETS

MUSIC: Parkside Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Jazz Ensembles
Mar 22, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Jazz Week continues with Parkside Jazz Ensemble with Special Guest Jazz Ensembles from Bradford High School, Indian Trail High School, Tremper High School, and Wilmot High Schools. Tickets are available now. READ MORE AND BUY TICKETS. 

MUSIC: Henry Johnson presented by the Southeast Wisconsin Hearing Center
Mar 23, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Jazz Week goes out on a high note with acclaimed guitarist Henry Johnson presented by the Southeast Wisconsin Hearing Center. READ MORE.  Tickets are not required for this free event, but contributions to music scholarships are appreciated.

GALLERIES: Tom Berenz
Mar 25, 2019
Mar 25-April 17  | Foundation Gallery Reception April 11  | 

GALLERIES: 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition: It's NOT Small Anymore!
Apr 1, 2019
April 1-June 30  |  Fine Arts Gallery Reception  April 11  |  5-7 pm 2019 marks the 26th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art at Illinois State University and co-founder of Manneken Press, will jury this years...

GALLERIES: Scholarship Recipient Exhibition
Apr 3, 2019
April 3-April 17  |  Mathis Gallery Reception April 11  |  5-7 pm

Parkside Biennial Small Print Exhibition Reception
Apr 4, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Parkside Biennial Small Print Exhibition Reception. 

Sociology Spring Mini-Conference
Apr 5, 2019 | 9 a.m.
Location TBD.

MUSIC: Experiencing Choral Treasures
Apr 8, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Featuring Parkside choirs with Tremper High School Choirs and Orchestra. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Executive In Residence
Apr 9, 2019 | 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast, Lunch and 2 presentations by guest of honor, EIR alumnus to be determined.

GALLERIES: Reception for 26th Parkside National Print Exhibition: It's NOT Small Anymore!
Apr 11, 2019 | 5 p.m.
April 1-June 30  |  Fine Arts Gallery Reception April 11  |  5-7 pm 2019 marks the 26th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over thirty years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. Sarah Smelser, Professor of Art at Illinois State University and co-founder of Manneken Press, will jury this years exhibition....

GALLERIES: Reception for Scholarship Recipient Exhibition
Apr 11, 2019 | 5 p.m.
April 3-April 17  |  Mathis Gallery Reception  April 11  |  5-7 pm

THEATRE: [Alumni Show] - FreshINK
Apr 19, 2019 | 7 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT! This original play has been commissioned by the Parkside Theatre Arts Department and will be performed by current theatre arts students. READ MORE. Tickets are not required for this free FreshInk staged reading.

50th Anniversary GBSAA Celebration
Apr 20, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Social for Alumni of a CBEC Graduate Program. $25/person

Celebrazione Italiana
Apr 26, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Celebration and Fundraiser.

Closing Ceremony/ Open House
Apr 27, 2019 | 1 p.m.
Open house for the community to launch into the 50 years.

MUSIC: Symphony and Community Orchestra
Apr 27, 2019 | 7 p.m.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

GALLERIES: Art Club
Apr 29, 2019 | 8 a.m.
April 29 - May 17 | Mathis Gallery

Teresa Peck Award Presentation
May 2, 2019
Presentation on the history of the award, Teresa Peck; 2019 winners will be announced.

Nonprofit Breakfast 2019: Celebration of 50 Years of Community Engagement
May 3, 2019 | 7:30 a.m.
Please join us for the 16th annual Nonprofit Breakfast hosted by the Community Engagement Office. This event is a celebration of community partnerships, and we look forward to highlighting some of the exciting projects and initiatives happening in Kenosha and Racine. Connections made at this event often result in community-based...

THEATRE: Love's Labour's Lost
May 3, 2019 | 7 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT! The King of Navarre convinces his three best friends to swear an oath of chastity and contemplation meant to focus their minds on academia and last for three years.  This immediately results in all four of them promptly meeting the loves of their lives.  The young men’s studies...

WSMA / Wisconsin School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival
May 4, 2019 | 8 a.m.
Over 2,000 music students_from southeastern Wisconsin middle schools and high schools, as well as parents, directors, judges, and volunteers are involved in the festival.

Public Speaking Night
May 7, 2019 | 7 p.m.
The bigger the crowd, the better the experience for a lineup of students hand-picked by their peers to represent their class in a high-energy speech competition designed to transform classroom presentations into a full-on and friendly public speaking battle.

MUSIC: Jazz Ensemble
May 7, 2019 | 7 p.m.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Science Night
May 8, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Exciting presentations and lectures about various math and science topics and issues.

MUSIC: Wind Ensemble and Community Band ft. Ray Cramer
May 9, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Parkside Wind Ensemble and Community Band welcomes Artist-in-Residence and Guest Conductor, Ray Cramer. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

MUSIC: Parkside Alumni Concert Band
May 11, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Featuring musicians and conductors from 50 years of Parkside bands. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

MUSIC: Parkside Choirs
May 12, 2019 | 3 p.m.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Commencement
May 18, 2019 | 10 a.m.
Commencement ceremony.

Beta Gamma Sigma
May 19, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Invite only. Ceremony and dinner. 

Computer Science Student and Alumni Picnic
May 19, 2019 | 11:30 a.m.
Picnic for Computer Science students, faculty, and alumni. RSVP for the event. Invite only. 

MUSIC: Two Worlds: One Art
May 24, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Featuring Choirs from Jianghan University, Wuhan, China, and Parkside. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

MUSIC: Two Worlds: One Art
May 25, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Featuring Choirs from Jianghan University, Wuhan, China, and Parkside. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.