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Wednesday, 01 Feb 2017

February Craft of the Month: Hometown Love String Art

Feb 01, 2017

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Hammer nails into a board in the shape of your state, pinpoint your hometown and add a string pattern. Lots of ways to personalize for someone special before Valentine's Day or for any special occasion.

Belly Dance Class

Feb 01, 2017

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

The Workspace

ISU $50, Public $60

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ditch the gym and get your steps in with Shiara at Belly Dance! This beautiful art form is great exercise, improves your posture, and more importantly, tons of fun!

Concert: Aaron Carter, Nikki's Wives

Feb 01, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$15 students, $20 public, $65-$70 VIP meet and greet

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation at the age of 10 and went on to release several hit singles and multiplatinum albums as well as appear in film, television and on Broadway. Carter recently finished a successful North American tour performing songs he made famous during the past 15 years. He is currently recording a new album and preparing for his next tour.

Thursday, 02 Feb 2017

Reception and talk: "Earth as Art"

Feb 02, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

A fusion of art and science, the exhibition features stunningly beautiful images of the planet that also provide a platform to teach about satellite imagery and geography. Exhibit curator Brent Yantis will host a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition runs Feb. 2-26 at the Design on Main Gallery.

Woodshop Orientation Workshop

Feb 02, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $12 Public $22

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery usage, and, most importantly, woodshop safety.

Crafty Cocktail Night: All-Natural Body Scrubs

Feb 02, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

$10-$12.50

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

Visit the Gardens after hours for Crafty Cocktails, and create a different recycled or repurposed craft to celebrate environmental stewardship, while you sip on adult beverages in a beautiful setting.

Lecture: Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Castro

Feb 02, 2017

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 Design

free

College of Design Arts, performances Lectures

"Branding Your Creativity: The Business of Art, Networking, Social Media and Development." Ceramics designer and ISU alumnus Jonathan Castro will visit Iowa State Jan. 30 - Feb. 4 as an artist-in-residence for the College of Design and Memorial Union. In this lecture, he will share his journey from student to full-time professional artist and the lessons he's learned on the way.

Friday, 03 Feb 2017

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 03, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Show your bestie or your bae all the loves this year.

ISU Wind Ensemble

Feb 03, 2017

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

Music Department Arts, performances

Dr. Michael Golemo is the director. The Wind Ensemble is recognized as the top concert band at Iowa State. The Wind Ensemble will perform for the Cyclone Honor Band.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise w/ Caamp (SOLD OUT)

Feb 03, 2017

9:00 PM

M-Shop

$8 Students / $10 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Rainbow Kitten Surprise and all five of its members hail from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their unique sound will keep you humming their tunes all day long. The alternative/indie-pop band takes influence from great artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon.

Saturday, 04 Feb 2017

Tai Chi Class

Feb 04, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

The Workspace

ISU $58, Public $68

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

An introduction to the 24 Posture Taijiquan Form, which was developed during the 1950s by the Chinese Athletic Committee based on the foundation of Yang Style Taijiquan.

Honor Band Concert

Feb 04, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 adults; $5 students

Music Department Arts, performances

The Cardinal and Gold honor bands feature more than 200 Iowa high school students.

Sunday, 05 Feb 2017

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 05, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

For over 50 years South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. With intricate rhythms and song and dance of their native musical traditions, the program brings a joyous message of peace, love and harmony.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Feb 05, 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, 06 Feb 2017

Exhibition Open House: National Wear Red Day

Feb 06, 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Don your favorite shade of red and visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum exhibition Red to experience the vibrancy and diversity of the color and its meaning.

Wheel Pottery Class

Feb 06, 2017

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $105, Public $115

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things!

Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017

Class: Product and Still Life Photography

Feb 07, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiman Gardens

$95 (discounts for members, ISU students)

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

A four-week class taught by award-winning photographer Mark Stoltenberg.

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017

Pete the Cat

Feb 08, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance, $5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays form his routine. That is, until the groovy blue cat moves in with The Biddles for the summer. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete is the perfect pal to help Jimmy find his inspiration.

Pete the Cat

Feb 08, 2017

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance, $5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays form his routine. That is, until the groovy blue cat moves in with The Biddles for the summer. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete is the perfect pal to help Jimmy find his inspiration.

Artful Yoga

Feb 08, 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

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Feb 08, 2017

10:00 PM

M-Shop

$1

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.

Thursday, 09 Feb 2017

Pop-up Art Sale

Feb 09, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

University Book Store entrance

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support local artists and give an original gift of art to your Valentine. Visit our pop-up booth outside the University Bookstore at the MU.

Pretty Papers Class

Feb 09, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $35, Public $45

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make your own gorgeous decorative papers that can be used for cards, collages, bookbinding, scrapbooks, or even as framed art

Felted Scarf Class

Feb 09, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace

ISU $30, Public $40

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Upcycle wool sweaters into wearable art that's also good for the environment.

Landlady w/ Basin

Feb 09, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop

$7 Students / $10 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Schatz leads Landlady, the Brooklyn five-piece whose 2014 Hometapes debut, Upright Behavior, boldly disrupts the notion of genre and reveals the soulful and continually-resonating work of Schatz and core band members Ian Chang, Ian McLellan Davis, Booker Stardrum, and Will Graefe, as well as a cast of NYC-based contributors gathered from Schatz's tandem walks of life as a solo musician, improviser, organizer, collaborator, promoter, and writer. C

Friday, 10 Feb 2017

Pop-up Art Sale

Feb 10, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

University Bookstore entrance at the MU

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support local artists and give an original gift of art to your Valentine. Visit our pop-up booth outside the University Bookstore at the MU.

Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Date Night

Feb 10, 2017

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Bring a friend and get two for one studio fees tonight.

Saturday, 11 Feb 2017

Walk-In Craft: Valentines Day Cards

Feb 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace

$4

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Open House: Thomas Edison's Birthday

Feb 11, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum, central campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances

The American inventor Thomas Edison greatly influenced life around the world. Step back in time at the Farm House Museum to hear about and see the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and other inventions that impacted the residents of the Farm House at the turn of the century.

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017

Film and Discussion: Eskimo Artist Kenojuak

Feb 12, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Kenojuak Ashevak became the first woman involved with the printmaking co-operative in Cape Dorset, Canada. This film about her work by John Feeney was nominated for the 1963 Documentary Short Subject Oscar®. This 20 minute film will be followed by a discussion with Director of American Indian Studies Sebastian Braun, Art and Visual Culture Printmaking Professor April Katz, and University Museums Assistant Curator Adrienne Gennett.