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What is featured?

Monday, 01 Oct 2018

October Craft of the Month: Sugar Skulls

Oct 01, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.

Monday Monologues series

Oct 01, 2018

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Get Out the Vote Plays," Tiffany Antone, lecturer in music and theatre will curate short, nonpartisan plays. This lunchtime series features facets of composition and art through a series of readings or performances curated by Iowa State faculty. Bring your lunch or stop by Bookends Café on your way.

Woodshop Orientation

Oct 01, 2018

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $20 Public $30 (supplies included + $6 optional purchase)

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 use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety.

Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018

Intro to Hand Lettering Class

Oct 02, 2018

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $43 Public $53 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the basics of letter forms and techniques using some of the most popular pens, markers, and watercolors.

Performance: Tchaikovsky Trio

Oct 02, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

George Work, cello and guest artist, is an instructor in the Music Department.

Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018

Sugar Skull Cross Stitch Workshop

Oct 03, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $24 Public $34 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Create a cross stitch project inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn to read a pattern, get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching and leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Oct 03, 2018

9:00 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, 04 Oct 2018

Opening Night Tailgate for "Hometown Teams" Exhibit

Oct 04, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Douglas Avenue in Downtown Ames

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

Join us in downtown Ames for the opening night of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" The Hometown Teams exhibit captures the stories that unfold on neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats. For more than 100 years, sports have reflected the trials and triumphs of the American experience and helped shape the national character.

Acrylic Painting Class

Oct 04, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $72 Public $82 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Discover the versatility of acrylic - a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs.

The Illusionists

Oct 04, 2018

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35-$80

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

We welcome The Illusionists, a mind-blowing spectacle that showcases the talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance, and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape.

Friday, 05 Oct 2018

Paint Your Own Pottery: Cardinal and Gold

Oct 05, 2018

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $4, Public $5, plus the cost of the bisque selected

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

It's Family Weekend! We welcome parents and siblings of Iowa Staters, as well as our regular community crowd. We love the Cyclones and may her colors ever fly.

ISU Symphony Orchestra

Oct 05, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5.00 adults & students

Music Department Arts, performances

Thomas Cunningham, conductor

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Oct 05, 2018

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Saturday, 06 Oct 2018

Family Weekend Open House

Oct 06, 2018

All day

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts.

6-on-6 Basketball Gallery Talk and Collection Day

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Special events

10-10:30am Presentation to commemorate and reflect on this uniquely Iowan Sport. 10:30-2pm - Collection of stories & photos

Ames Art Studio Tour

Oct 06, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Design atrium

free

Community activities Arts, performances Special events

The College of Design is one of 13 stops on the Ames Community Arts Council Studio Tour. The College of Design will feature open studios in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, woods, metals, photography, digital media and painting. Students will be available to display current works and talk to the public about what they are learning.

Crafts and Draughts

Oct 06, 2018

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welch Avenue in Campustown

ISU & Public: Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Special events

Crafts & Draughts in Campustown will feature crafting projects led by volunteers from The Workspace. Crafts are designed to be fun and easy for everyone. There will also be live music, food from Campustown vendors and of course - local craft brews. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a laid-back afternoon in Campustown.

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Oct 06, 2018

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Sunday, 07 Oct 2018

Ames Art Studio Tour

Oct 07, 2018

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

College of Design atrium

free

Community activities Arts, performances Special events

The College of Design is one of 13 stops on the Ames Community Arts Council Studio Tour. The College of Design will feature open studios in ceramics, printmaking, textiles, woods, metals, photography, digital media and painting. Students will be available to display current works and talk to the public about what they are learning.

Developing Empathy: The Refugee Experience

Oct 07, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Held in the exhibition Unpacked: Refugee Baggage, participants will be facilitated in making contemporary connections to the refugee experience using the reflective model developed by the civics education organization, Facing History and Ourselves.

Performance: This is Not a Pipe Dream

Oct 07, 2018

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$18

Theatre Arts, performances

Inspired by the life and work of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, the play by Barry Kornhauser follows a young boy who wants to be an artist. Though his desire is dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream," he is encouraged by his mother and begins a quest into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of Magritte's famous paintings.

Collage of Choirs

Oct 07, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 / $5 Tickets available at the CY Stephens box office.

Music Department Arts, performances

All the choirs perform, Iowa State Singers, ISU Statesmen, Cantamus Women's Choir, Lyrica Women's Choir

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 07, 2018

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.

Monday, 08 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 08, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Casting Metal for Jewelry Class

Oct 08, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $60 Public $70 (Supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn to both hand-carve and mold forms that will be cast in brass.

Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 09, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

More Than Just a Game, Discrimination in Sports in Iowa

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Special events

Iowa's athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa's Negro Leagues team.

Open Mic Night

Oct 09, 2018

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, 10 Oct 2018

True Colors Walk-in Craft

Oct 10, 2018

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a throwback craft - a Perler bead keychain - brought to modern day by using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies.

Silver Rings Class

Oct 10, 2018

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $67 Public $77 (Supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create a personalized and embellished ring in sterling silver.