ALS 500 & 600 ELL #4 (Spring 1)

Welcome to ALS 500 & 600! You are in the right place if you are looking for your extensive listening opportunities. If you are not an ALS 500 or 600 student that’s ok – you can still attend these events if you would like. If you are an ALS 500 or 600 student, you need to attend one of the events from the list below. After you attend one of these events, write a brief summary and reaction – you can ask your teacher if you have any questions about this. This is the FOURTH Extensive Listening Log opportunity of the session – make sure you talk to your teacher about when your ELL is due.

1) Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic is an event where people take turns expressing themselves through spoken word and poetry, while the audience listens. All are welcome. You do not need to speak if you do not want to, many people go just to listen. There is a mini workshop at 6:30pm followed by a poetry open mic session at 7:00pm.

When: Thursday, February 5th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Madison Central Library, in the Bubbler

2) WUD Film Presents: The Babadook (2014)

Description: 93 min | rated R | Directed by Jennifer Kent

After the death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) struggles to raise her son, as he's haunted by visions of a shadowy figure. When a storybook called "The Babadook" arrives at their home, they become convinced that the monster in its pages has begun to stalk them, as she struggles to maintain her grip both on her family, and on reality. Jennifer's Kent's amazing debut film mixes genuine horror with an intensely personal, heartfelt story to craft a true masterpiece of modern horror. "'The Babadook' is urgent, uncanny and entirely disturbing, a dream within a dream within a nightmare. It is the best English language supernatural film of this new century." (Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune).  For more information, contact: 262-3379 or


Thu, February 5, 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Fri, February 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sat, February 7, 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Union South (The Marquee): 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53715


3) American Indian Studies 18th Annual Evening of Storytelling

Indigenous storytellers from various regions of the U.S. and Canada will tell stories in their native language, with an English translation provided. The UW American Indian studies holds this popular annual event to promote appreciation for traditional storytelling, and to convey the need for preservation of cultural traditions and indigenous languages. Free and open to the public.

When: Friday, February 6th at  7pm

Location:  H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building


4) English Conversation Hour at Christ Presbyterian Church

Free conversation practice with Americans and international students in the community.  Come enjoy free pizza & chicken wings while learning about American culture.  Childcare provided. Free transportation is offered from Memorial Library at 5:15, 5:30 & 5:45 pm

When: Friday, February 6th at 6pm
Location: Christ Presbyterian Church (944 East Gorham Street, Madison WI 53704)

5) Just Bust! Open Mic

Join OMAI/First Wave for Madison’s longest running all-ages open mic night!  Including community performances (singing, dancing, comedy) and First Wave mini-spotlight, plus special guests Ben Alfaro & Jose Olivarez.  Free and open to the public.

When: Friday, February 6th at 8:30 p.m.

Location: On Wisconsin Room, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

6) Saturday Science at the Discovery Center:  "Science of Badger Athletics"

Explore the science of sports, athletic training and performance with Bucky Badger, UW–Madison scientists and student athlete scholars at this free event for kids and families and discover how engineering, physiology, medicine, physics, nutrition and biology are hard at work while we play!  Website:

When: Saturday, February 7th from 10am - noon

Location: Town Center, Discovery Building


7) Saturday Science - A Taste of Virtual Reality (Virtual Cave Tour!)

WID’s Living Environments Laboratory (LEL) will be offering four free 30-minute public CAVE tours in coordination with the February Saturday Science. During your 30-minute visit, you will have the opportunity to experience virtual reality first-hand and learn about the research being done by the LEL. Be ready to be transported to other worlds when you test out the Oculus Rift head-mounted display and step into the 10x10x10 foot CAVE!!! You will leave imagining the possibilities.

When:  Saturday, February 07, 10 a.m.

Location: Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.

8) Arboretum Walk:  Winter Birds

Free naturalist-led hike. Returning birds often arrive in February. We will look for red-winged blackbirds, bluebirds, robins, and more.  For more info, contact 263-7888

When: Sunday, February 8th, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Location:  Visitor Center, UW-Madison Arboretum


9)  57th Grammy Awards Watch

Come watch the Grammy Awards on the big screen! The Grammy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.  The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists.  Free viewing party at Union South.  For more information, contact 890-1292 or

When: Sunday, February 8th at 7pm

Location:  The Sett, Union South

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