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What is featured?

Friday, 01 Dec 2017

Art Exhibit: Andrea Ferrigno

Dec 01, 2017

All day

Pioneer Room

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Check out the art in the Pioneer Room of the Memorial Union on display from December 9 to January 29.

WinterFest

Dec 01, 2017

All day

Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

WinterFest provides a unique combination of winter themed events, activities, displays, and traditions to help student relieve their end-of-semester stress and connect with the Ames community.

Art Mart Holiday Sale

Dec 01, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the artists, craftsmen, photographer, designers, the go-getters, and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse a room full of functional and decorative pottery, brilliantly blown glass, beautiful jewelry, campus photos and charming accessories created by Ames and ISU artists.

Nov/Dec Craft of the Month- Watercolor Quotes

Dec 01, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Use masking fluid to write out a movie quote, song lyrics, or a sassy phrase on special paper. Then paint layers of watercolor washes over your design.

Concert: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Dec 01, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The all-student ensemble is led by conductor Jacob Harrison. Tickets available in the Music Hall office.

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 01, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.

Concert: Judah & the Lion

Dec 01, 2017

8:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$15-$25

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Judah & the Lion is an American alternative band from Nashville, Tennessee, that started in 2011. Their latest release is Folk Hop 'N Roll Deluxe.

Saturday, 02 Dec 2017

Art Mart Holiday Sale

Dec 02, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Support the artists, craftsmen, photographer, designers, the go-getters, and do-it-yourself-ers! Browse a room full of functional and decorative pottery, brilliantly blown glass, beautiful jewelry, campus photos and charming accessories created by Ames and ISU artists.

Christmas at the Farm House

Dec 02, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Celebrate the holiday season at the Farm House Museum. Warm up with hot cocoa as you explore the first building on Iowa State's campus and experience what Christmas was like at the turn of the century. Children's crafts and Santa Claus will all be part of the fun.

Performance: Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company

Dec 02, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Betty Toman Studio Theatre, 196 Forker Building

$5-$10

Kinesiology Arts, performances

"Landed" performed by the Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company

ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Dec 02, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10

Music Department Arts, performances

The three concert bands at Iowa State will close out the fall semester with a few holiday classics.

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 02, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.

Concert: Lauv

Dec 02, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$15

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Ari Staprans Leff, known by his stage name Lauv, is an American musician. His debut EP, titled Lost in the Light, was released in 2015. He is best known for his singles "I Like Me Better" and "The Other".

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 03, 2017

1:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.

Holiday Choral Festival

Dec 03, 2017

3:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10/$5 Tickets available at the Stephens Box Office.

Music Department Arts, performances

Performances by all four ISU choirs.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Dec 03, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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

Monday, 04 Dec 2017

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 04, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Tuesday, 05 Dec 2017

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 05, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Dance/Movement at the Gardens

Dec 05, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens Arts, performances

Dance the winter blues away in this expanded program focused on how the use of movement furthers emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. A three-week program.

Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017

Art Walk: The Portrait Tradition of Iowa State University

Dec 06, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library, Upper Rotunda

free

University Museums Arts, performances

With the exhibition "Faces of Iowa State" closing in the Brunnier Art Museum, take a moment to reflect on the incredible portrait tradition at Iowa State that Rose Frantzen's recent portraits have built upon. Join Museum Director and Chief Curator Lynette Pohlman in a journey across campus to celebrate the legacy of honoring and preserving the memories of those who have served the University and our continued commitment to do so.

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 06, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Thursday, 07 Dec 2017

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 07, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Friday, 08 Dec 2017

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 08, 2017

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 08, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.

Concert: TFDI featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, & Matt Duke

Dec 08, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8-$14

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Tony Lucca is an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He is best known for starting his career on The Mickey Mouse Club. He is a consistent touring artist, and has opened for big names like Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and *NSYNC. He was second runner-up on the second season of The Voice.

Saturday, 09 Dec 2017

Etched Glass Ornaments

Dec 09, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Need a last minute gift? Use etching cream with one of our pattern to create intricate details on a glass ornament.

Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 09, 2017

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$20-$25

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

A classic holiday fairy tale comes to life in the 37th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet in Stephens Auditorium.

Tea with Clara and the Mouse King

Dec 09, 2017

4:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$7

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Join Clara and the Mouse King for tea and cookies between performances of The Nutcracker Ballet

Nutcracker Ballet

Dec 09, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$20-$25

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

A classic holiday fairy tale comes to life in the 37th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet in Stephens Auditorium.

Performance: A Christmas Carol

Dec 09, 2017

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$11-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Scrooge nears the end of his life thinking only of his business and how to accumulate even more money. Then one Christmas Eve he is confronted by ghosts of the past, present, and future; each has a lesson to teach him about where his obsession came from and where it has taken him. What will Scrooge do when the truth can no longer be ignored? All of Dickens' iconic characters come to life in the telling of this familiar and much loved story.