Just Bust! Open Mic

Madison’s long-running, all-ages open mic, Just Bust! Open Mic, includes community performances, First Wave and alumni spotlight performance, and a performance by Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Porsha Olayiwola.

Just Bust! Open Mic

Madison’s long-running, all-ages open mic, Just Bust! Open Mic, includes community performances, First Wave and alumni spotlight performance, and a debut performance of a choreopoem by Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Jasmine Mans with a cast of UW–Madison scholars. Interested in performing during the open mic portion of the event? Sign up (in-person) begins at 8 p.m. and goes on throughout the night until all slots are filled. Make sure to arrive early to guarantee a spot in the lineup! Free, all ages and open to the public.

Passing the Mic Public Showcase

All are invited to join for this intergenerational hip hop festival dedicated to the theme Love & Revolution, featuring a performance of The Loophole by Jay Adana and Zeniba Now. Free, all ages, and open to the public.

Contested Homes: Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

The final event of Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency will be virtual—the online premiere of a new multimedia work that combines jazz, hip hop, spoken word, dance, and visual art, created together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance course.

CANCELED: Contested Homes: Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

The final event of interdisciplinary artists-in-residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency features a new performance module of the jazz opera Mirror Butterfly, created together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance course. Please note: this event has been canceled.