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What is featured?

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016

Open Mic Night

Apr 12, 2016

8:00 PM

The M-Shop

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open mic night gives students the chance to show off their talents to their fellow students. Many are musicians, comedians, and poets. So come on out and show us what kind of talents you have. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Wednesday, 13 Apr 2016

ArtWalk: Exploring the Treasures of Our Cultural Diversity

Apr 13, 2016

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Multicultural Center, Memorial Union

free

University Museums Arts, performances Diversity

"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides, and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house, as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any." -Mohandas K. Gandhi. Join University Museums as we celebrate and examine the variety and scope of the stories told and represented through our campus art.

Hula Hoop Extravaganza!

Apr 13, 2016

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Event is free. $12 to make a hula hoop,

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

A walk-in craft and hula party on the MU Terrace!

Artful Yoga

Apr 13, 2016

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

This practice will enrich your yoga experience by going beyond the physical and inviting an artistic perspective to your awareness. Arrive early for a brief discussion of the new exhibition beginning at 5:15. The practice will begin at 5:30. No yoga experience is necessary, but please bring your own mat. To reserve your spot, e-mail nancyg@iastate.edu by 3:00 pm on the day of the class.

Performance: Red Green

Apr 13, 2016

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$49.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The man who is known worldwide for his humour, his insight and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it, is back with a brand new show..... "I'm Not Old, I'm Ripe!"

Thursday, 14 Apr 2016

Cyclone Voice featuring Jesse McCartney

Apr 14, 2016

8:00 PM

Great Hall, MU

FREE

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Cyclone Voice is a singing competition that highlights the vocal talents of Iowa State students. This year's finale host will be singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney. Jesse is known for his hit songs "Beautiful Soul," "Leavin'," and "Body Language". Jesse will emcee the event and perform a few songs right before the winner is announced.

Friday, 15 Apr 2016

Friday Night PYOP: Garden Gnomes

Apr 15, 2016

5:00 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

We will show you the basics of Paint Your Own Pottery, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.

Musical: The Secret Garden

Apr 15, 2016

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults and seniors $24, students $16

Theatre Arts, performances

Mary Lennox's her parents die in a cholera epidemic and she is sent to live in Yorkshire with relatives she has never met. She is unhappy with everything about her. Then, shortly after she arrives, she notices a vine covered wall which surrounds a secret garden. A bird helps her find the key to the door and the next day she discovers the door itself hidden behind the overgrowth. She pushes open the door and her life begins to change.

Saturday, 16 Apr 2016

Make Masks & Puppets for the All Species Parade

Apr 16, 2016

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$5

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Ames' second annual All Species One Earth Parade will be held downtown on Saturday, April 23. Animal masks, costumes and puppets are encouraged, and The Workspace can help.

Musical: The Secret Garden

Apr 16, 2016

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults and seniors $24, students $16

Theatre Arts, performances

Mary Lennox's her parents die in a cholera epidemic and she is sent to live in Yorkshire with relatives she has never met. She is unhappy with everything about her. Then, shortly after she arrives, she notices a vine covered wall which surrounds a secret garden. A bird helps her find the key to the door and the next day she discovers the door itself hidden behind the overgrowth. She pushes open the door and her life begins to change.

Dan + Shay

Apr 16, 2016

8:00 PM

Hansen Ag Student Learning Center

$20 Students / $30 Public

Student Union Board Arts, performances Special events Student activities

Critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with their 2014 release Where It All Began. They are the only new country duo in Nielsen SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1. The pair has also impressively sold over 1.5 million digital tracks and over 372,000 album equivalents to date, which includes 117 million streams of their music.

Sunday, 17 Apr 2016

Make Masks & Puppets for the All Species Parade

Apr 17, 2016

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$5

The Workspace Arts, performances Live Green Student activities

Ames' second annual All Species One Earth Parade will be held downtown on Saturday, April 23. Animal masks, costumes and puppets are encouraged, and The Workspace can help.

Musical: The Secret Garden

Apr 17, 2016

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults and seniors $24, students $16

Theatre Arts, performances

Mary Lennox's her parents die in a cholera epidemic and she is sent to live in Yorkshire with relatives she has never met. She is unhappy with everything about her. Then, shortly after she arrives, she notices a vine covered wall which surrounds a secret garden. A bird helps her find the key to the door and the next day she discovers the door itself hidden behind the overgrowth. She pushes open the door and her life begins to change.

Carillon Concert

Apr 17, 2016

2:30 PM

Central Campus

Music Department Arts, performances

Junior Johnathan Germick will perform a student concert with the Cunningham Quartet -- four siblings that have attended (Craig and Carrie) or currently attend (Cayla and Casey) Iowa State.

Argentine Tango Practica

Apr 17, 2016

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU Five punches for $35, Public Five punches for $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

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

Monday, 18 Apr 2016

Through the Eyes of a Friend: The World of Anne Frank

Apr 18, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 day of show

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Fictional character Sarah paints a poignant portrait of pain, loss and hope while remaining faithful to Anne Frank's life and her world during the Holocaust throughout Europe.

Carillon Concert

Apr 18, 2016

11:50 AM

Central Campus

Music Department Arts, performances

A real-time, remote collaborative concert. ISU carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will perform via live link with Michael Mitacki, head of percussion studies at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. The concert also will be available online (live only, no archived version will be available).

Through the Eyes of a Friend: The World of Anne Frank

Apr 18, 2016

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 day of show

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Fictional character Sarah paints a poignant portrait of pain, loss and hope while remaining faithful to Anne Frank's life and her world during the Holocaust throughout Europe.

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016

Performance: Blue Man Group

Apr 19, 2016

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$70

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Lucky Penny Necklace

Apr 20, 2016

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$6

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Finals, graduation and spring weddings are coming up soon! Stamp LUCK into a penny and make it into a pendant or keychain.

Artist Lecture: Gary Bowling with a Gallery Walk

Apr 20, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

free

University Museums Arts, performances

One of the preeminent Midwestern landscape painters, Gary Bowling is well known for his expansive and expressive visions of the fields and vistas within and surrounding Iowa. He will discuss his art, history, and passion for this genre of painting. Please join University Museums in celebrating one of our most popular and wonderful artists and his solo exhibition on campus.

ISU Jazz Ensembles I & II

Apr 20, 2016

7:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 adult / $3 students

Music Department Arts, performances

Jazz 2.0, with Michael Giles gripping the reigns, presents the famous "Far East Suite" penned by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. A work that was released in 1966 features several pieces that were all influenced from the Ellington Orchestra's international tours for the State Department. Different images, poetic works, and musical musings all combined to inform these compositions. The band is featured throughout both collectively and soloi

Performance: Blue Man Group

Apr 20, 2016

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25- $70

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Blue Man Group - enemy of monotony, remedy for boredom, promoter of overjoy and elation. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Apr 20, 2016

10:00 PM

M-Shop

$1

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival is Iowa State University's student comedy, improv group. Holding shows on some Wednesday nights, you can come and laugh to your hearts content at the Mojos, and with the Mojos.

Thursday, 21 Apr 2016

ISU Jazz Combos

Apr 21, 2016

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

free

Music Department Arts, performances

The leading small jazz groups on campus commence again to feature profile concerts about some of their favorite artists. Learn about who these people are and hear the young musicians delve deeply into tunes that are either written or made famous by these iconic jazzers. This concert also serves as the swan song for two of the more talented jazz saxophonists to grace the stage in over a dozen years - Ian Abbott on tenor and Nick Doss on alto.

Performance: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Apr 21, 2016

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$19.50- $64.50

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

On January 29, 2016 Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, capped an extraordinary and transformative year with the release of Let Me Get By, their third full-length LP and debut for Fantasy Records.

Friday, 22 Apr 2016

Campus Beautiful Cleanup

Apr 22, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Anderson Sculpture Garden, south side of Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances Live Green

Iowa State University is known for its beautiful campus which includes the largest collection of campus public art in the country. Join University Museums staff as we celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter around exterior campus sculptures while sharing the inspiration behind the art. Do your part for the environment and meet in the Anderson Sculpture Garden, south side of Morrill Hall. The earth without art is just eh.

Reception: Biorenewables Art Competition

Apr 22, 2016

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

free

Bioeconomy Institute Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

This 7th annual competition is a collaboration between the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Design's integrated studio arts program. Award winners will be announced during a 4:15 p.m. program.