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Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014

Knitting Class

Oct 01, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $23, Public $33 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics of knitting: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, rib stitch, increase and decrease techniques, pattern reading, gauge swatching, and picking up dropped stitches. Bring a pair of #7 or #8 single-point needles. Yarn will be provided.

Belly Dance Lessons

Oct 01, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:10 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Learn basic belly dance movements and how to perform them in a variety of different ways by making specific choices about size and speed of motion. One or two moves will be explored each week and then put into short practice phrases.

Intermediate Belly Dance Lessons: Travel Steps and Finger Cymbals

Oct 01, 2014

8:20 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Music is the art of combining sound to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Dance is music made visible. In this class, we'll continue to fuel our belly dance adDICTION by exploring inflection, timing and punctuation to create sentences and paragraphs that communicate something very specific with an audience. Bring finger cymbals to class if you have them.

Thursday, 02 Oct 2014

Manufacturing Day Movie Night

Oct 02, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Howe Hall, Alliant Energy Lee Liu Auditorium

free

College of Engineering Arts, performances

View a private screening of American Made Movie, a documentary about the rise and fall of American manufacturing. Manufacturing industry experts will host a discussion following the film and refreshments made in Iowa will be served. All are invited.

Hermes String Quartet

Oct 02, 2014

7:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

$25

Music Department Arts, performances

presented jointly with Iowa State Center and Town & Gown.

Concert: David Nail

Oct 02, 2014

8:00 PM

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

$25 ($15 with ISU student ID)

Student Union Board Arts, performances

Grammy-nominated country singer David Nail will perform, with performances also by upcomer Brooke Eden and ISU student Maria Doud.

Friday, 03 Oct 2014

Paint Your Own Pottery: Bubble Painting

Oct 03, 2014

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5 (studio fee)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in "painting" bisque. This technique is sort of like blowing bubbles when you were a kid, but we do it with a straw and paint. The popped bubbles show up and make interesting patterns on the finished pieces.

Performance: Spring Awakening

Oct 03, 2014

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11

Theatre Arts, performances

This play set in 19th century Germany tells the story of teenagers discovering their sexuality in a repressive society. Mature themes, sexual situations, and explicit language.

Saturday, 04 Oct 2014

Ames Area Studio Tour

Oct 04, 2014

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workspace, Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Get to know your local artists in their private studios this fall as Creative Artists' Studios of Ames presents the first annual Ames Area Studio Tour. Join over 20 participating artists at over 15 venues inviting the public into our workspaces to go "behind the curtain" and experience the creative process. Explore the Ames area during the colorful fall season, find spaces and murals you didn't even know existed, sign up for a class and pick up

Performance: Spring Awakening

Oct 04, 2014

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11

Theatre Arts, performances

This play set in 19th century Germany tells the story of teenagers discovering their sexuality in a repressive society. Mature themes, sexual situations, and explicit language.

Sunday, 05 Oct 2014

Performance: Spring Awakening

Oct 05, 2014

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11

Theatre Arts, performances

This play set in 19th century Germany tells the story of teenagers discovering their sexuality in a repressive society. Mature themes, sexual situations, and explicit language.

Wedgwood Gallery Talk and Reception

Oct 05, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

The iconic blue and white jasperware that has come to exemplify the ceramic work of Wedgwood throughout the world is only a small portion of the innovative production created during the company's over 250 year existence. The founder and father of the company, Josiah Wedgwood, was not simply a potter, but an astute businessman, marketer, and one of the most innovative ceramic scientists that has ever worked in the field. Join Assistant Curator Ad

Argentine Tango

Oct 05, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: 5 punches for $35, Public: 5 punches for $45

The Workspace 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 dancing better. From 5-7pm the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

George Work, cello

Oct 05, 2014

7:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

no cost

Music Department Arts, performances

Faculty member George Work will perform.

Monday, 06 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 06, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Woodshop Orientation Class

Oct 06, 2014

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $10, Public $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

For the beginner who wants to learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment. Proper usage of the machinery will be covered, as well as woodshop safety. This class is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

Broken China Jewelry Class

Oct 06, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $30, Public $40 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Find the perfect use for that lovely chipped china! Learn to cut and shape pieces of china and add solder to make gorgeous pendants. China will be available, but feel free to bring in something special from Grandma.

Concert: Merle Haggard

Oct 06, 2014

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$39-$75

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Country legend Merle Haggard will perform in Ames on October 6!

Tuesday, 07 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 07, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Concert: ISU Collage of Choirs

Oct 07, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CY Stephens Auditorium

$10.00 adults; $5.00 students. Tickets available at the door or the Stephens Box Office.

Music Department Arts, performances

Each year well over 300 students take part in the ISU Collage of Choirs. Participants represent nearly all academic disciplines and majors.

Jewelry Casting Class

Oct 07, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $76, Public $86 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Lost-wax casting is an ago-old sculptural jewelry process. Students will incorporate both hand carved and molded forms that will be cast in brass. Final pieces can be pendants, pins or miniatures.

Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 08, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Making Sense of a Visual World

Oct 08, 2014

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2015 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join Nancy Girard, Educator of Visual Literacy and Learning, as we use art to understand and explore visual literacy and our own interpretations of the world around us. Studies show that by becoming more visually literate, you'll learn how to think more effectively. Several fun and interactive activities will be presented followed by practice using the University Museums Permanent Collection, including everything from abstract sculpture to figu

Glass Beads Class

Oct 08, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $69, Public $79 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the process of sculpting glass rods by heating and melting the glass in the flame of a gas-powered torch. After practice, your lampworking skills will allow you to create pieces with detail and complexity that you can use in jewelry or other decorative ways.

ISU Jazz Ensembles I & II

Oct 08, 2014

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5 adult / $3 students

Music Department Arts, performances

James Bovinette, directs Jazz Ensemble I; Michael Giles, directs Jazz Ensemble II

Concert: Bubba Sparxxx

Oct 08, 2014

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$15 ISU Students | $20 public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Hip-hop artist Bubba Sparxxx's platinum certified debut album Dark Days, Bright Nights debuted at #3 on the Billboard music charts in 2001 and was followed up by Deliverance in 2003 and The Charm in 2006, which contained the hit single "Ms. New Booty" that peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. He's touring in support of his latest album, 2014's Made on McCosh Mill Road.

Thursday, 09 Oct 2014

Cy Buttons for Homecoming Week

Oct 09, 2014

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$0.50 per button

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Choose your favorite ISU logo--vintage or new--and make it into a button or magnet. Show your Cyclone Pride!

Metalworking Class

Oct 09, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $79, Public $89 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Begin your exploration of metalsmithing by learning how to work with different types of metal, how to safely use tools, and techniques such as sawing, drilling, forming, chasing, annealing and riveting. Students will complete one or two projects depending on complexity. Pendants, earrings and bangle bracelets are just a few of the possibilities!

Wood Stack Table Class

Oct 09, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $58, Public $68 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn how stack laminate and make a small striped table or stool. The first night students will assemble various types of wood with glue and clamps. The second night sand and finish your piece. Leave class with a beautifully variegated functional object for your home.