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Tuesday, 01 Oct 2019

Gallery Chat: Jonathan Sturm

Oct 01, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Reiman Gallery (lower level), Morrill Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

Join members of the ISU community as they lead informal gallery discussions about various themes and works of art in the exhibition, It Starts with Us: Civility and the 21st Land Grant Mission.

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2019

Hand Lettering + Florals Workshop

Oct 02, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $10 Public: $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kristin Erdman Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering and learn how to draw a few simple florals. Combine these to create a wreath with pens and watercolors. Pop it in a 5" x 7" frame and leave with some new artwork for your walls and extra practice sheets to continue honing your skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Sewing Lessons

Oct 02, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Judy Lemish Whether you are a beginner needing to learn how to operate a sewing machine, or someone who needs help finishing a project in progress, this is for you. Choose one of the dates below to work one-on-one with Judy and learn the skills you need to keep going on your own. Bring in your machine or borrow one of ours and begin making beautiful things, one stitch at a time.

Hand Lettering + Florals Workshop

Oct 02, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $10, Public $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kristin Erdman Walk through a step-by-step process to learn the basics of hand-lettering and learn how to draw a few simple florals. Combine these to create a wreath with pens and watercolors. Pop it in a 5" x 7" frame and leave with some new artwork for your walls and extra practice sheets to continue honing your skills. Beginners and lefties welcome!

Performance: Cirque Mei

Oct 02, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

From People's Republic of China, Cirque Mei features traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. The performance features a company of 40 elite circus artists and acrobats and includes many of the most popular Chinese circus routines including Hoops Diving, Lion Dance, Collective Bicycle Skills, Flying Meteors, and more.

Thursday, 03 Oct 2019

Human Sciences Art Walk: An Ever-Growing Collection

Oct 03, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Parks Library

University Museums Arts, performances

This four-part series are in-depth art walks to discover the public art in the Department of Human Sciences buildings.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Susan Chrysler White

Oct 03, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

Admire the bold and exuberant new works of art by Susan Chrysler White at the opening reception of her exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museum.

Documentary: Voices from Mariel

Oct 03, 2019

6:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity

The director recounts the story of five individuals who come to the United States from Cuba in the 1980 boat crisis from the Mariel Port. Lucia Suarez, associate professor in world languages and cultures, will lead a Q&A after the screening.

Woodshop Orientation

Oct 03, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace 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. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

Artist Talk and Reception: Kristin Nowlin

Oct 03, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

3228 Memorial Union

free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Artist Kristin Nowlin will lead a talk about her exhibit, "Rebellious Rendezvous," which closes Oct. 6. Nowlin is a native of Ames and is currently an instructor at Kansas State University. She lives and works in her home studio in Manhattan, Kansas.

Performance: Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet

Oct 03, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

The Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet is a professional chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of music composed and arranged for trombone quartet.

Performance: Dane Cook

Oct 03, 2019

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$39.50-$59.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

"Tell It Like It Is," Dane Cook, stand-up comedian and actor.

Friday, 04 Oct 2019

Performance: Hikaru

Oct 04, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances Diversity

Explore Japanese folk music through Hikaru's magical melodies and striking rhythms. Ensemble leader Nobuto Yamanaka brings together the distinctive three-string Tsugaro shamisen, powerful taiko drums, Japanese flute, songs and dance in a stunning performance that will carry you to the soaring mountains and rugged seas of Japan.

Susan Chrysler White and Kathleen Edwards in Conversation

Oct 04, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room 2019, Morrill Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

Join artist Susan Chrysler White and guest curator Kathleen Edwards as they talk about the evolution of Chrysler White's artwork, the exhibition Force of Nature: The Art of Susan Chrysler White.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Old McDonald's Farm

Oct 04, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $4 studio fee + cost of bisque, Public $5 studio fee + cost of bisque

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

For those that love moos, clucks, oinks, neighs, meows, barks, and squawks. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop off but give yourself an hour.

Performance: Hikaru

Oct 04, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Japanese musicians Hikaru performance for all ages.

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 04, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Fisher Theater

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Performance: ISU Wind Ensemble

Oct 04, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The ISU Wind Ensemble features sixty of the finest student wind and percussion players on the Iowa State campus. They often feature renowned guest conductors, composers and soloists. Students are directed by Dr. Michael Golemo. The Wind Ensemble has toured Europe seven times since 2003, and plans to tour Asia in May, 2020.

Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

Alla Prima Oil Painting Workshop

Oct 05, 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $30 Public: $40

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Sara Merritt Wet-on-wet, or alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt) painting is a technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint, resulting in vibrant works. NOT a beginner's class. Must have prior painting knowledge such as brush work and color mixing. Bring an image to work from, an apron/paint clothes, and a bag. A canvas and all other supplies (brushes, tools and oil paint colors) will be provided.

Concert: Written in Britain and Ireland

Oct 05, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall (Music Hall Room 140)

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

Miriam Zach ISU Organ Faculty; Stephen Smith, organist; Nolan Brown, baritone

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 05, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Fisher Theater

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Sunday, 06 Oct 2019

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 06, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Fisher Theater

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 06, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Room 3512 at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU - five lessons for $35/Public - five lessons for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Valerie Williams 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 different partners for practice. From 5-7pm, the floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie, and for working with different partners. An intermediate level figure will also be introduced during this time.

Monday, 07 Oct 2019

Walk-In Craft: True Colors

Oct 07, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$4

The Workspace 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 rainbow garland using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies. Whether you identify as LGBTQIA or an Ally, we welcome you at The Workspace because we believe that coming out matters. Information about the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State as well as community resources will be available.

The Kingdom Choir

Oct 07, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25 - $50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Following their show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, London's The Kingdom Choir will bring their infections joy and inspiration across the Atlantic for a major North American tour.The choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2019

Walk-In Craft: True Colors

Oct 08, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$4

The Workspace 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 rainbow garland using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies. Whether you identify as LGBTQIA or an Ally, we welcome you at The Workspace because we believe that coming out matters. Information about the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State as well as community resources will be available.

Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019

Walk-In Craft: True Colors

Oct 09, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$4

The Workspace 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 rainbow garland using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies. Whether you identify as LGBTQIA or an Ally, we welcome you at The Workspace because we believe that coming out matters. Information about the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State as well as community resources will be available.

Performance: ISU Jazz Ensemble I

Oct 09, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 - tickets at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

James Bovinette is the director of the Jazz 1 ensemble.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Oct 09, 2019

9:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

$1 at the door

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

This group is great for those who love the improv comedy humor of their fellow college students and can't get enough of location, occupation, means of death.

Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

Art Walk: Home is Where the Art Is

Oct 10, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

MacKay Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

This four-part series includes in-depth art walks to discover the public art in the Department of Human Sciences buildings.