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What is featured?

Sunday, 02 Oct 2022

Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Oct 02, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ames City Auditorium

$5-$7

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Iowa State University bands Symphonic Band and Concert Band perform in Ames City Auditorium.

Monday, 03 Oct 2022

Monday Monologues series

Oct 03, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Parks Library lawn south steps

free

University Library Arts, performances

Singing in Steps, featuring the Cantamus, Lyrica, and Count Me In ensembles, conducted by Jennifer Rodgers, assistant director of choral activities, music and theatre department.

Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022

Performance: Anastasia

Oct 04, 2022

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

TBA

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is transports the audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat.

Wednesday, 05 Oct 2022

Jazz Night: Pride

Oct 05, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Some of the more significant contributors to the jazz world are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community. October is Pride History Month. Jazz ONE and ISU Jazz Combos will highlight some of these artists, playing tunes by Cole Porter, Gary Burton, Bill Stewart, Allison Miller, Omar Thomas, and Billy Strayhorn. Join us for Jazz Night : Pride on Wednesday October 5th @ 7:30 in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Grandma Mojo's Improv Comedy

Oct 05, 2022

8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop

$1 at the doors

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Iowa State's premier student improv comedy troupe! They perform in the M-Shop on select Wednesday nights during the semester.

Thursday, 06 Oct 2022

The Art of Collaboration and Community Building with Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Oct 06, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual on Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Highpoint has spent the last 21 years building community through the art of printmaking. Cole Rogers and Josh Bindewald will discuss their work with both the community and nationally recognized artists.

ISU Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Oct 06, 2022

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's "Polaroid Stories" journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Contains adult language and content.

Performance: Three Dog Night

Oct 06, 2022

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49-$75

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Legendary band Three Dog Night, now in its fifth decade, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top-10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials, or in major motion pictures.

Friday, 07 Oct 2022

ISU Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Oct 07, 2022

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's "Polaroid Stories" journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Contains adult language and content.

Performance: Tenille Townes

Oct 07, 2022

8:00 PM

Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

$18 public, $14 ISU students

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Student activities

Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes released her new project Masquerades on April 22 via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records.

Saturday, 08 Oct 2022

34th Organists of Iowa Concert

Oct 08, 2022

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

"34th Organists of Iowa" concert - Dr. Charles Barland, guest organist (University of Dubuque) sponsored by the Sukup Manufacturing Co. of Sheffield, Iowa

Mary Dratz Senior Recital

Oct 08, 2022

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Senior, Mary Dratz, presents a bassoon recital in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

ISU Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Oct 08, 2022

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's "Polaroid Stories" journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Contains adult language and content.

Sunday, 09 Oct 2022

ISU Theatre: Polaroid Stories

Oct 09, 2022

2:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$20

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids, Naomi lizuka's "Polaroid Stories" journeys into a dangerous world where mythmaking fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Contains adult language and content.

Wind Ensemble

Oct 09, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

The Wind Ensemble performs their first concert of the season in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Drake Hall Preservation Tour (Part II)

Oct 09, 2022

4:00 PM

Virtual on YouTube

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Virtually tour Centerville, Iowa's Drake Hall with owners Gerhard Spillmann and Kyle Shiroma along with University Museums' staff.

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022

Gesture Drawing & Abstraction: Drawing Workshop with Celinda Stamy (Session 1)

Oct 11, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join Arts and Visual Culture Assistant Teaching Professor Celinda Stamy for a workshop guiding participants through the process of gesture drawing.

Gesture Drawing & Abstraction: Drawing Workshop with Celinda Stamy (Session 2)

Oct 11, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join Arts and Visual Culture Assistant Teaching Professor Celinda Stamy for a workshop guiding participants through the process of gesture drawing.

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022

Iowa Political Cartoonists: A Discussion with Elizabeth Riordan

Oct 12, 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Virtual on Zoom

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join a Zoom conversation between University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives' Lead Outreach and Instruction Librarian Elizabeth Riordan, and Iowa State University Museums' curator Sydney Marshall for a look at the works of three Iowa political cartoonists: Ding Darling, Frank Miller, and Brian Duffy.

Work/Martinic Recital

Oct 12, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

0-$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Department of Music and Theatre faculty memebers, George Work, cello, and Borivoj Martinic-Jercic, violin, present a joint string recital in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Thursday, 13 Oct 2022

Performance: An Evening with C.S. Lewis

Oct 13, 2022

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$55

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

London born actor/playwright David Payne channels British author C.S. Lewis in an enthralling theatrical experience that has led many thousands to discover, or rediscover, the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.

Performance: Town and Gown Chamber Music

Oct 13, 2022

7:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Simon Estes Music Hall

$30

Community activities Arts, performances

The Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Associations's season-opening performance, featuring Bridget Kibbey on harp and Alexi Kenney on violin.

Friday, 14 Oct 2022

Orchestra Concert

Oct 14, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

$5

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

The Symphony Orchestra performs their first concert of the season in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Performance: Whose Live Anyway?

Oct 14, 2022

8:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$37-$57

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" are proud to present their new improv tour, a 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Jeff B. Goode, Greg Proops, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the witty scenes they invent before your eyes.

Saturday, 15 Oct 2022

Open House Weekend: Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

Oct 15, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums' central campus locations and fall exhibitions during an open house weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16 from 1:00-4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served at the Farm House Museum.

Cam Shidler Senior Recital

Oct 15, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Senior, Cam Shidler presents a voice recital in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Sunday, 16 Oct 2022

Open House Weekend: Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

Oct 16, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum & Farm House Museum

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Having trouble getting to the museum during the week? Enjoy the University Museums' central campus locations and fall exhibitions during an open house weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16 from 1:00-4:00pm. Light refreshments will be served at the Farm House Museum.

Performance: Collage of Choirs

Oct 16, 2022

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5-$10

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

A combined concert of the choral department's choirs, conducted by Dr. James Rodde and Dr. Jennifer Rodgers.

Kaitlyn Seeley Senior Recital

Oct 16, 2022

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Simon Estes Music Hall

free

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Arts, performances

Senior, Kaitlyn Seeley, presents a flute recital in Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall.

Monday, 17 Oct 2022

Monday Monologues series

Oct 17, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Grant Wood mural lobby, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Honey Wine from Creek Waters," essays and poems by A'Ja Lyons, Iowa State MFA in Creative Writing and Environment candidate.