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What is featured?

Sunday, 12 Jan 2020

Walk-in Argentine Tango Lessons

Jan 12, 2020

4:00 PM

Workspace

$

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Monday, 13 Jan 2020

January Monthly Crafts: Glass Magnets

Jan 13, 2020

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Browse through our stash of patterned papers, books, music pages, and comic books for images or design s you like and turn them into a set of 4 handy fridge magnets.

Exhibit opening: Creating Global Understanding

Jan 13, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

The Christian Petersen Art Museum opens its spring exhibition Creating Global Understanding.

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

Exhibit opening: Contemplate Japan

Jan 15, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Drawn from permanent and loaned collections, this exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, bamboo baskets, ikebana floral arrangements, kimono, ceramics, and contemporary sculpture explores and illuminates the artistic and cultural developments emanating from Japan for the last two centuries, which greatly influenced the arts in the West.

Carillon Concert: Let Freedom Ring

Jan 15, 2020

11:50 AM

Central Campus

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

A carillon concert in honor of Dr. King. Tin-Shi Tam, carillonneur. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Walk-in Craft: Fired Ink Art

Jan 15, 2020

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire. We will seal the design and slip it into an 8 x 10 frame for an instant masterpiece!

Lecture: Arts Letters & Numbers, Living Still Life

Jan 15, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Arts, performances Lectures

David Gersten, director of interdisciplinary learning at the Cooper Union and founding director of the Arts Letters & Numbers nonprofit arts and education organization, will speak about his work. He is leading the OPN Masterclass for architecture students Jan. 13-17.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Jan 15, 2020

9:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

$1 at the door

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

This group is great for those who love the improv comedy humor of their fellow college students and can't get enough of location, occupation, means of death.

Friday, 17 Jan 2020

Paint Your Own Pottery: Mug Night

Jan 17, 2020

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

We like big cups and we cannot lie! From traditional coffee mugs to ones shaped like owls and elephants, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.

55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 17, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$52

Music Department Arts, performances

The 55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner is presented by the department of music and theatre. As guests dine by the illumination of candlelight, they will be royally entertained by the Iowa State Singers, Musica Antiqua, Shy of a Dozen and Orchesis II dancers. Social hour precedes the 6:30 p.m. dinner.

The Color Purple

Jan 17, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35 - $84

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Based on the Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, the Tony® Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephens Bray. A pre-show dinner will also be available for this performance.

Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 18, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$52

Music Department Arts, performances

The 55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner is presented by the department of music and theatre. As guests dine by the illumination of candlelight, they will be royally entertained by the Iowa State Singers, Musica Antiqua, Shy of a Dozen and Orchesis II dancers. Social hour precedes the 6:30 p.m. dinner.

Sunday, 19 Jan 2020

Artist Lecture: Peter Hamann

Jan 19, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Level 2

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Ceramics Artist Peter Hamann will talk about his artwork and how it was influenced by Japanese culture.

Walk-in Argentine Tango Lessons

Jan 19, 2020

4:00 PM

Workspace

$

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

Jan 19, 2020

7:30 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Performances by singer-songwriters Chad Elliott and Ryne Doughty. Elliott blends folk roots, swampy blues and soulful writing to deliver an original Americana sound. Doughty's stripped down, earthy sound is directly influenced by the small, rural town where he was born and raised.

Monday, 20 Jan 2020

Free Crafts for MLK Day

Jan 20, 2020

10:00 PM - 4:00 AM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

FREE

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Commemorate the birthday of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King with free activities for all ages.

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020

Wheel Pottery Class

Jan 21, 2020

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $110, Public $120

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

Open Mic Night

Jan 21, 2020

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open Mic Night gives students the chance to show off their talents to fellow peers. Many perform as musicians, comedians, and poets. Enjoy a night full of talented Iowa State Students. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

ClubFest

Jan 22, 2020

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$0

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Live Green Student activities

Are you looking to GET INVOLVED on campus?! There are over 900 clubs and organizations on Iowa State's campus. A sample of these 900 clubs and orgs will be at Spring ClubFest with informational handouts and giveaways to highlight what they're all about and recruit new members.

Crochet Class

Jan 22, 2020

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $40 Public $50 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn basic stitches, including chain and double crochet, and how to read crochet patterns. Combine these techniques to create "shell stitch" that adds pattern and texture to your clutch. Finishing will include making a small leather tassel.

Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Indigo Dye Drop-In Craft

Jan 23, 2020

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

$12-$24

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Sarah Cady will walk you through the steps of dyeing with indigo, a natural dye that ranges from light to vibrant blue. Choose from a pencil pouches, leggings, socks, and a variety of scarves, and use traditional Shibori tying techniques to create interesting patterns on the fabric.

Woodshop Orientation

Jan 23, 2020

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

SUB Stand Up Comedy Contest

Jan 23, 2020

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Showcase your comedic talents in front of a live audience and judges at the iconic Maintenance Shop!

Friday, 24 Jan 2020

CEAH Interdisciplinary Series: Dr. Emily Kathryn Morgan presents Picturing Packing: Commercial Visions of the American Meat Industry

Jan 24, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

302 Catt Hall

free

Research Office Arts, performances

Dr. Emily Kathryn Morgan, assistant professor in the department of Art and Visual Culture, discusses the visual culture of the American meat industry, focusing in particular on an illustrated catalog circulated within the industry in the early 1920s to consider how photographs propagated a vision of the industry as a prime contributor to the march of American economic and industrial progress.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Petting Zoo

Jan 24, 2020

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

For those that love moos, neighs, baas, maas, hums,and squawks.

Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

Kimono of the Textiles and Clothing Museum

Jan 26, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Level 2

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Discover the rich meaning of the symbols found in the kimono from the Textiles and Clothing Museum on display in the Contemplate Japan exhibition.

Walk-in Argentine Tango Lessons

Jan 26, 2020

4:00 PM

Workspace

$

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance.

Monday, 27 Jan 2020

Monday Monologues series

Jan 27, 2020

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Barjche 2020: Dancing through Barriers," members from ISU's Orchesis I student dance company will perform modern dance choreography by San Francisco guest artist Kathleen Hermesdorf and artistic director Cynthia Adams.

Hammered Silver Earrings Workshop

Jan 27, 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $35, Public $45- (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn some basics of metalworking by making a pair of sterling silver earrings. Hammer silver into slender rectangles about 1.5" long and create texture that catches the light. Add a bright copper rivet and finish on sterling silver ear wires.

Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020

Stained Glass Class

Jan 28, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $85, Public $95

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Create a small panel using an array of beautifully colored glass. Learn how to handle glass, choose colors and textures, fit glass to patterns, cut, grind, foil and solder. Enhanced by daylight, your piece will change based on the weather, season and time of day.