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Thursday, 02 Sep 2021

Student Innovation Center at Twilight

Sep 02, 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Student Innovation Center interior courtyard

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

Experience the newly installed public art of award-winning artist Catherine Widgery as the light changes from day to dusk; twilight is a perfect time. Join in activities inspired by the art and enjoy pizza & refreshments. Make a letterpress print & a craft.

Cyclone Cinema: Cruella

Sep 02, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.

Friday, 03 Sep 2021

Carillon Concert

Sep 03, 2021

12:30 PM

Sukup Hall atrium

free

Music Department Arts, performances

A student concert performed on the one-fifth carillon and campanile model. The performances also will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Cyclone Cinema: Cruella

Sep 03, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.

Saturday, 04 Sep 2021

Cyclone Cinema: Cruella

Sep 04, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.

Sunday, 05 Sep 2021

Cyclone Cinema: Cruella

Sep 05, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.

Tuesday, 07 Sep 2021

Performance: Society of Broken Souls

Sep 07, 2021

5:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium lawn

$10

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Society of Broken Souls, is a Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Part of the Goldfinch Room on the Lawn concert series. Face coverings encouraged; bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Outside food and nonalcoholic beverages are allowed. A cash bar and food truck will be available on site.

Wednesday, 08 Sep 2021

Art Walk: Experiencing Art at the Intersections of Cultures with Dr. Sebastian Braun

Sep 08, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Boarder Crossing sculpture by Luis Jiménez, central campus

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

Explore how the fusion of cultures has influenced the Art on Campus Collection. Dr. Sebastian Braun is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Sunday, 12 Sep 2021

Curator's Exploration: "Ginnever: Folded Forms" with Anne Pagel

Sep 12, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Take in the exhibition "Ginnever: Folded Forms" with Curator Anne Pagel, as she explores the life and work of renowned Modern sculptor Charles Ginnever.

Gallery Walk: "Arte Cubano" with Anne Pagel

Sep 12, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

Gain a unique perspective from Anne Pagel, the curator of the private lender's collection, as she discusses the artists included in "Arte Cubano."

Argentine Tango Lessons

Sep 12, 2021

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, 13 Sep 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Under the Sea Week

Sep 13, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Missing the beach? Surf through the tropical fish, mermaids, turtles, sharks, narwhals, and other sea creatures swimming across plates, bowls, and mugs in our pottery collection. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021

Last Day! Plant Propagation Station Drop-In Craft

Sep 14, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10 in studio/$14 to go

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

A little horticulture therapy is good for the soul and mother earth. Paint a wood block that will hold glass vials for starter plants. Choose 3 cuttings from our plant lady's stash to start your journey with flora. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm daily through September 14. Each station purchased comes with a coupon for free admission into Reiman Gardens!

Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021

Sugar Skulls Craft for Latinx Heritage Month

Sep 15, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$8 in studio/$10 to go

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors 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.

Thursday, 16 Sep 2021

Cyclone Cinema: Raya and the Last Dragon

Sep 16, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In a realm known as Kumandra, a reimagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Concessions are available.

Film Screening: "Buena Vista Social Club"

Sep 16, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity Meetings, receptions

Experience the sounds of Cuba alongside the art of Cuba with an evening screening of the acclaimed documentary "Buena Vista Social Club" (1999) at the Brunnier Art Museum, in conjunction with the exhibition "Arte Cubano."

Concert: Vesperteen

Sep 16, 2021

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$8-$12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Multifaceted alt-pop talent Vesperteen has experienced rapid widespread success throughout his career with no signs of slowing down. He's supported artists including Twenty One Pilots, Switchfoot, and Great Good Fine Ok and is a strong advocate for the importance of mental health, believing in the power of music as a salve, and in showcasing vulnerability, embracing humor, and transcending anxiety together.

Friday, 17 Sep 2021

Cyclone Cinema: Raya and the Last Dragon

Sep 17, 2021

8:00 PM

Central campus

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In a realm known as Kumandra, a reimagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Concessions are available. Weather permitting, this showing will take place outdoors as part of ISU Family Weekend.

Saturday, 18 Sep 2021

Cyclone Cinema: Raya and the Last Dragon

Sep 18, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In a realm known as Kumandra, a reimagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Concessions are available.

Sunday, 19 Sep 2021

Argentine Tango Lessons

Sep 19, 2021

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.

Cyclone Cinema: Raya and the Last Dragon

Sep 19, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

In a realm known as Kumandra, a reimagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Concessions are available.

Monday, 20 Sep 2021

Paint Your Own Pottery: Plant Lady Vibes Week

Sep 20, 2021

All day

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$10-$15 depending on what you choose

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Our pots are both charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens. Drop in anytime Monday-Friday 2-9pm or Saturday 10am-4pm.

Monday Monologues series

Sep 20, 2021

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Parks Library steps

free

University Library Arts, performances

Get a glimpse of ISU Theatre's Climate Change Theatre Action 2021. These short performance pieces explore climate change and serve as a call to community action in partnership with the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, The EcoTheatre Lab, and the international Climate Change Theatre Action initiative (CCTA).

Tuesday, 21 Sep 2021

Origami Crane Mobiles for the International Day of Peace

Sep 21, 2021

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$5 in studio or to go

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Commemorate the 20th year of the International Day of Peace with a mindfulness craft. Create a strand of 5 origami cranes symbolizing hope and healing during challenging times.

Songwriter Showcase: David G. Smith and Robert Deitch

Sep 21, 2021

5:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium lawn

$10

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Singer/songwriters David G. Smith and Robert Deitch will perform together to close out the Goldfinch Room on the Lawn concert series. Face coverings encouraged; bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Outside food and nonalcoholic beverages are allowed. A cash bar and food truck will be available on site.

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2021

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Sep 22, 2021

8:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

ISU's premier student improv troupe presents unscripted fun at its finest every other Wednesday in the M-Shop.

Thursday, 23 Sep 2021

ISU Theatre: Climate Change Theatre Action

Sep 23, 2021

5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Parks Library lawn

free

Theatre Arts, performances

A series of performances and events that will bring community members together to imagine -- and plan -- a more hopeful and sustainable future.

The Right to Have Rights: Cuban Artists Confront the State

Sep 23, 2021

6:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

free

Lecture Series Arts, performances Lectures

Coco Fusco's lecture will accompany the exhibition Arte Cubano on view in the Brunnier Art Museum. Arte Cubano highlights contemporary Cuban artists whose art has been shaped by the great diversity of the island and the cultural blending of African, European, and Latin/Caribbean influences. Registration encouraged, but not required.

Wheel Pottery Class

Sep 23, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $125/Public $135 (includes supplies)

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

An introduction to creating functional pottery on the wheel. Start with the building blocks of centering clay and pulling cylinders, and move on to make bowls, mugs, and other forms. Class meets Thursdays from 6-8:30pm for 8 weeks with instructor Greg Lamont.

Cyclone Cinema: F9, The Fast Saga

Sep 23, 2021

7:00 PM

101 Carver Hall

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Dom and the crew must take on an international terrorist who turns out to be Dom and Mia's estranged brother. Concessions are available.