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What is featured?

Sunday, 12 Jan 2020

Walk-in Argentine Tango Lessons

Jan 12, 2020

4:00 PM

Workspace

$

Student Activities Center Arts, performances

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

Monday, 13 Jan 2020

January Monthly Crafts: Glass Magnets

Jan 13, 2020

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Browse through our stash of patterned papers, books, music pages, and comic books for images or design s you like and turn them into a set of 4 handy fridge magnets.

Exhibit opening: Creating Global Understanding

Jan 13, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

The Christian Petersen Art Museum opens its spring exhibition Creating Global Understanding.

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020

Exhibit opening: Contemplate Japan

Jan 15, 2020

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Drawn from permanent and loaned collections, this exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, bamboo baskets, ikebana floral arrangements, kimono, ceramics, and contemporary sculpture explores and illuminates the artistic and cultural developments emanating from Japan for the last two centuries, which greatly influenced the arts in the West.

Carillon Concert: Let Freedom Ring

Jan 15, 2020

11:50 AM

Central Campus

free

ISU Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

A carillon concert in honor of Dr. King. Tin-Shi Tam, carillonneur. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Walk-in Craft: Fired Ink Art

Jan 15, 2020

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU & Public: $10

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Create swirls and blurs of vibrant color on glass using alcohol inks and a little bit of fire. We will seal the design and slip it into an 8 x 10 frame for an instant masterpiece!

Lecture: Arts Letters & Numbers, Living Still Life

Jan 15, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

free

College of Design Arts, performances Lectures

David Gersten, director of interdisciplinary learning at the Cooper Union and founding director of the Arts Letters & Numbers nonprofit arts and education organization, will speak about his work. He is leading the OPN Masterclass for architecture students Jan. 13-17.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Jan 15, 2020

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.

Friday, 17 Jan 2020

Paint Your Own Pottery: Mug Night

Jan 17, 2020

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

We like big cups and we cannot lie! From traditional coffee mugs to ones shaped like owls and elephants, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.

55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 17, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$52

Music Department Arts, performances

The 55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner is presented by the department of music and theatre. As guests dine by the illumination of candlelight, they will be royally entertained by the Iowa State Singers, Musica Antiqua, Shy of a Dozen and Orchesis II dancers. Social hour precedes the 6:30 p.m. dinner.

The Color Purple

Jan 17, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35 - $84

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Based on the Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture, the Tony® Award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple is adapted for the stage by Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Marsha Norman with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephens Bray. A pre-show dinner will also be available for this performance.

Saturday, 18 Jan 2020

55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner

Jan 18, 2020

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

$46-$52

Music Department Arts, performances

The 55th Annual ISU Madrigal Dinner is presented by the department of music and theatre. As guests dine by the illumination of candlelight, they will be royally entertained by the Iowa State Singers, Musica Antiqua, Shy of a Dozen and Orchesis II dancers. Social hour precedes the 6:30 p.m. dinner.