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What is featured?

Friday, 01 Feb 2019

February Craft of the Month: String Art

Feb 01, 2019

2:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $8

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Hammer nails into a board in the shape of your state, pinpoint your hometown, and add a string pattern. Other designs available, or create your own!

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color in the Lines...or Don't!

Feb 01, 2019

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

Stumped on what to paint? Tonight we will have patterned bisque that feels more like a coloring book, and takes the stress out of designing. Just pick your color palette, or we can make one up for you. Easy peasy.

Cyclone Cinema: Green Book

Feb 01, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Green Book is a PG-13 comedy-drama fiction movie rated 4 stars. Watch an African-American pianist and Italian bouncer develop a friendship while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

ISU AfterDark

Feb 01, 2019

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

ISU AfterDark is a student group that plans late night events throughout the semester. Enjoy an evening with Panda Express, the chance to win a $1,000 and entertainment.

Saturday, 02 Feb 2019

Cyclone Cinema: Green Book

Feb 02, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Green Book is a PG-13 comedy-drama fiction movie rated 4 stars. Watch an African-American pianist and Italian bouncer develop a friendship while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Sunday, 03 Feb 2019

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Feb 03, 2019

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.

Cyclone Cinema: Green Book

Feb 03, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Green Book is a PG-13 comedy-drama fiction movie rated 4 stars. Watch an African-American pianist and Italian bouncer develop a friendship while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Monday, 04 Feb 2019

Monday Monologues series

Feb 04, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"The Music of Poetry, The Poetry of Music," Debra Marquart, professor of English. Experience original music from jazz-poetry rhythm and blues project, The Bone People. Marquart will discuss the process of writing poems and songs, and demonstrate how the band adapts auditory landscapes for her performance poems.

Vintage & Repurposed Bracelets Class

Feb 04, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $56 Public $66 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Learn basic leatherworking and jewelry-making techniques while repurposing vintage objects into wearable art. You will learn to cut, stamp, and emboss leather for the first bracelet, and how to stamp, cut, and attach metal to leather in the second. The final project will be drilling and dapping a series of coins to create a charm style bracelet. All supplies are included, but you are welcome to bring in special coins for the last bracelet.

Opening Reception: "Weather Permitting" Exhibition

Feb 04, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

"Weather Permitting: Artifacts from the 2018 ISU DoA Venice Architecture Biennale Colloquium and Beyond," features artifacts from and work developed in response to an educational Biennale Session sponsored by the ISU Department of Architecture at the Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy last September.

Acrylic Painting Class

Feb 04, 2019

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. Techniques will include monochromatic painting, full color application, and glazing. For beginning painters or those with some experience wanting to expand their skills.

Performance: Cirque Mechanics

Feb 04, 2019

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$30-$50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Cirque Mechanics, although inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. Rooted in realism with a display of raw quality, the show's message is both timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.

Tuesday, 05 Feb 2019

Charlotte's Web

Feb 05, 2019

10:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle."

Charlotte's Web

Feb 05, 2019

12:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4-$5

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle."

Lecture: Ames Connection to WW2's Manhattan Project

Feb 05, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2019 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Learn how a small group of scientists from Ames played a critical roll in The Manhattan Project.

Closing reception: Nuances of Freedom

Feb 05, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gallery (3rd floor, Memorial Union)

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances

Closing reception for the "Nuances of Freedom," an exhibit that features acrylic paintings by Melynda Van Zee.

Reception: VI

Feb 05, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pioneer Room (3rd floor, Memorial Union)

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

Reception for Caleb Hankelman's exhibit "VI."

Film: Major!

Feb 05, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Dean of Students Office Arts, performances Diversity

The documentary MAJOR! explores the life of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years

Open Mic Night

Feb 05, 2019

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to fellow peers. Many perform as musicians, comedians, and poets. Enjoy a night full of talented Iowa State Students. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 06 Feb 2019

1 Million Cups Ames

Feb 06, 2019

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

free

General Events Arts, performances Student activities

The inaugural meeting of the local chapter of the national Wednesday morning networking group for entrepreneurs.

Hand Lettering Class

Feb 06, 2019

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. We will practice a few lettering styles together, and you'll get to try many other tools to find your favorites. At the end of the class, you will have a little wall art ready to frame. Keep four writing instruments to continue on your own. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Belly Dance Class

Feb 06, 2019

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $55 Public $65

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 most importantly, it's tons of fun! Learn basic technique and a short dance choreography to show off to friends and family.

Thursday, 07 Feb 2019

Cyclone Cinema: Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald

Feb 07, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie rated 3 stars. Watch Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings unfold. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Friday, 08 Feb 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 08, 2019

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

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

Cyclone Cinema: Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald

Feb 08, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie rated 3 stars. Watch Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings unfold. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Varieties Semifinals

Feb 08, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi Finals determines the select groups who move on to the final round of Varieties competition.

Saturday, 09 Feb 2019

Walk-in Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

Feb 09, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $5

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity! Paper, glitter, fabric, stamps, buttons, watercolor and more to make your valentines.

Cyclone Cinema: Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald

Feb 09, 2019

7:00 PM

Carver Hall 101

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Fantastic Beasts, The Crimes of Grindelwald is a PG-13 drama/fantasy movie rated 3 stars. Watch Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings unfold. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested. Refreshments and snacks available at extra charge.

Varieties Semi Finals

Feb 09, 2019

7:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

$

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Semi Finals determines the select groups who move on to the final round of Varieties competition.

Sunday, 10 Feb 2019

Near to the Heart

Feb 10, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Farm House Museum, central campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances

RESCHEDULED FOR FEB 14 DUE TO WEATHER: In conjunction with the current Farm House exhibition about Victorian dating, learn about the secret language of the fan.