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What is featured?

Monday, 22 Apr 2019

Monday Monologues series

Apr 22, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Spring, Shakespeare and the Pursuit of Gappiness," Linda Shenk, associate professor of English. In his plays, Shakespeare strategically leaves "gaps" allowing each production, each reader, to fill those spaces with their own experiences, values and questions. Gaps keep the Bard's works relevant to modern audiences.

Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019

ISU Opera Studio

Apr 23, 2019

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 - tickets at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

ISU Opera Students sing opera.

The Crucible

Apr 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Arthur Miller's searing drama, inspired by the McCarthy era, comes to vivid new life in the National Players' bare-knuckle staging. A piercing look at what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience, The Crucible is a powerful story for our time and for all time. (90 minutes)

Lecture & performance: A Musical Celebration of the First Amendment

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

"Shut Up and Dance" is an engaging and irreverent concert celebrating free speech through music.

Lecture: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism

Apr 23, 2019

8:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Tracy Miller, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University, will present the 2019 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Her talk is titled, "Rethinking Creativity: Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism."

Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

Concert: Ella Mai and Bazzi

Apr 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Parking lot 29, north of the Molecular Biology Building

$25-$39

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

R&B artist Ella Mai and pop/R&B artist Bazzi will co-headline the Student Union Board's annual spring outdoor concert. The event will occur rain or shine.

Cyclone Cinema: Glass

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Glass is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie. The narratives of two standout originals--2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split bring one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Mr.Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds critical secrets. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Lecture: Reading & Conversation: Margot Livesey, author

Apr 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of ten books, including a collection of stories, Learning by Heart, and eight acclaimed novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and Mercury.

Friday, 26 Apr 2019

Cyclone Cinema: Glass

Apr 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Glass is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie. The narratives of two standout originals--2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split bring one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Mr.Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds critical secrets. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

Apr 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.

Bad Bad Hats w/ The Host Country

Apr 26, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10 / $14 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band consists of Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Connor Davison. Named for a trouble-making character from the Madeline children's books, Bad Bad Hats is defined by a balance of sweet and sour. Their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity.

Saturday, 27 Apr 2019

Cyclone Cinema: Glass

Apr 27, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Glass is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie. The narratives of two standout originals--2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split bring one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Mr.Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds critical secrets. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Performance: Rent

Apr 27, 2019

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35-$84

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway masterpiece, Rent, makes a stop on its 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Boheme, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.

Sunday, 28 Apr 2019

Performance: Iowa Odyssey, How We Got to Here

Apr 28, 2019

1:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

Who are we and how did we get to "here?" How does the idea of immigration connect to our community's past and present? Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Apr 28, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 in the Memorial Union

ISU Five lessons for $35, Public Five lessons for $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm, moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for better dancing. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie Williams, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Cyclone Cinema: Glass

Apr 28, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Glass is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie. The narratives of two standout originals--2000's Unbreakable and 2016's Split bring one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Mr.Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds critical secrets. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Monday, 29 Apr 2019

Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle

Apr 29, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Celebrate the magical life cycle of the Monarch butterfly as larger-than-life puppetry is used to illustrate the microscopic world of insects. This production offers a magnified look at metamorphosis through the eyes of Mari the Monarch as she grows from a tiny egg to a beautiful butterfly!

Workshop: Revise, Rewrite and Rework

Apr 29, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$34-$40

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

A 3-week creative writing course introducing an eight-point format for revising writing, whether poetry or prose. Revising the early drafts of authors' work is the time where everything is made more vivid, more coherent, and more powerful. The work comes alive. The course is structured for both beginners and those wishing to polish their writing skills. Class members will take home a workbook of handouts and reference materials.