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What is featured?

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017

January Craft of the Month: Harry Potter Wands

Jan 01, 2017

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

The wand chooses the wizard, but exceptions are made in the Workspace. Create your own instrument to channel your magical powers! You'll be ready for "Wandlore," a complex and mysterious branch of magic

Saturday, 07 Jan 2017

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Jan 07, 2017

12:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital, Music Building

free

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Aspiring opera singers will participate in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in Ames. Singers will perform two of five prepared arias representing different styles and languages. The event is open to the public.

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Jan 08, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 classes for $35, Public 5 classes 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.

Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017

Artful Yoga

Jan 11, 2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. In conjunction with the current exhibition, our practice this semester will focus on the color red. Please arrive early for a discussion on the month's topic beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. Free, but online registration required.

Woodshop Orientation

Jan 11, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $12, Public $22

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a bird house.

Thursday, 12 Jan 2017

Exhibit Opening: "Red"

Jan 12, 2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join us in celebrating the opening of "Red," an exhibition that explores the cultural and aesthetic diversity of this vibrant hue. Fifteen faculty members from 11 different departments contributed their musings and reflections about red and the multiple ways the color can be used and interpreted. Add to the fun by donning your favorite red outfit! Light refreshments.

Walk-In Craft: Ice Dyed Scarves

Jan 12, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$12

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Move over tie-dye, there's a new trend in town. Use fiber reactive dyes and ice to create a watercolor effect for a scarf or decorative pillowcase.

Friday, 13 Jan 2017

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Dots and Pattern

Jan 13, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

Studio fee ($4 ISU, $5 public), plus cost of bisque

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Repetition of dots or shapes create fun patterns and makes everyone look like a PYOP pro.

52nd Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 13, 2017

5:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$50

Music Department Arts, performances

The 52nd 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.

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017

52nd Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 14, 2017

5:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$50

Music Department Arts, performances

The 52nd 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, 15 Jan 2017

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Jan 15, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 classes for $35, Public 5 classes 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.

Monday, 16 Jan 2017

CANCELLED : Sole Hope Volunteer Day

Jan 16, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace

Free!

Student Engagement Arts, performances Diversity Live Green Student activities

Due to weather this event has been cancelled.

Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017

Wheel Pottery Class

Jan 17, 2017

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $105, Public $115 - includes supplies

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

ISU Theatre Auditions: Little Women (the musical)

Jan 17, 2017

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Music Hall

free

Theatre Arts, performances

Roles available for 7 women and 4 men. Auditions will consist of prepared selection from "Little Women" songs. Stop by 2130 Pearson Hall to sign up for an audition time and pick up materials. Auditions are open to all ISU students. Funded by Student Government.

ISU Theatre Auditions: The Tempest (significant speaking roles)

Jan 17, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Music Hall

free

Theatre Arts, performances

7-8 roles available with significant speaking responsibilities. Interested actors should prepare one of the selected monologues from the play. Stop by 2130 Pearson Hall to sign up for an audition time and pick up materials. Auditions are open to all ISU students. Funded by Student Government.

Drawing Class

Jan 17, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace

ISU $60, Public $70 - includes supplies

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Take this opportunity to learn and develop drawing skills, whether you are a beginner who likes to doodle or an artist with experience.

Open Mic Night

Jan 17, 2017

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Open Mic Night

Jan 17, 2017

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

Spring ClubFest

Jan 18, 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Engagement Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

ClubFest is an opportunity for students to browse hundreds of the over 850 clubs and organizations to find out how to get involved on campus. A volunteer fair for nonprofit agencies also will be held.

ISU Theatre Auditions: The Tempest (dancers/chorus)

Jan 18, 2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2140 Pearson Hall

free

Theatre Arts, performances

4-8 roles available for dancers/chorus. Stop by 2130 Pearson Hall to sign up to audition. Auditions are open to all ISU students. Funded by Student Government.

Kristine Heykants Art Reception

Jan 18, 2017

7:00 PM

Pioneer Room at the Memorial Union

Free

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Meet photographer Kristine Heykants, whose work from her series Uprooted is on display in the Pioneer Room.

Thursday, 19 Jan 2017

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe Spring Auditions

Jan 19, 2017

6:00 PM

M-Shop

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Silver Ring Class

Jan 19, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $66, Public $76; Supplies included

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Saw, file, and solder sheet metal to make a personalized ring just for you.

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Mug Night

Jan 20, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

Studio fee ($4 ISU, $5 public), plus cost of bisque

Student Engagement 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.

BAM Happy Hour

Jan 20, 2017

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg.

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Unwind after the start of the semester and take in the new exhibitions in the Brunnier Art Museum while enjoying happy hour drinks and conversation. Cash bar.

Ames Winter Classic ft. Gloom Balloon w/Ebony Tusks, Cubits, and Mumbi Kasumba (various)

Jan 20, 2017

7:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Gloom Balloon invites friends to share their love for central Iowa music at the sixth annual Ames Winter Classic. Ebony Tusks, Cubits, and Mumbi Kasumba will join Gloom Balloon to celebrate Iowa music.

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Jan 22, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU 5 classes for $35, Public 5 classes 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.

Monday, 23 Jan 2017

Poster Sale

Jan 23, 2017

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, MU

Most posters cost between $8 and $12

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Hundreds of choices from art prints and movies to music and pop culture. Proceeds from the sale support art programs at the Memorial Union.

Crochet Class

Jan 23, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace

ISU $29, Public $39; Supplies included

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the three standard crochet stitches and how to incorporate them into project construction.

Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017

Poster Sale

Jan 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, MU

Most posters cost between $8 and $12

Student Engagement Arts, performances Student activities

Hundreds of choices from art prints and movies to music and pop culture. Proceeds from the sale support art programs at the Memorial Union.