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What is featured?

Friday, 20 Oct 2017

Iowa State Singers

Oct 20, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 Tickets sold at the door.

Music Department Arts, performances

James Rodde is the group's conductor.

Concert: Girlpool

Oct 20, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$15

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Girlpool is a folk punk band from Los Angeles, California. Its members are Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad. Their opening act is indie rock band Lala Lala.

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017

Workspace Open House for Family Weekend

Oct 21, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts.

Story Time With Pete The Cat

Oct 21, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Inside the Iowa State University Book Store, Memorial Union

ISU Book Store Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Special events

Join us for story time with Pete the Cat. We'll read stories, have coloring pages and time for photos with Pete. This event is also available at 2:30 pm.

Story Time With Pete The Cat

Oct 21, 2017

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Inside the Iowa State University Book Store, Memorial Union

ISU Book Store Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Special events

Join us for story time with Pete the Cat. We'll read stories, have coloring pages and time for photos with Pete.

Concert: Dance Scholarship Gala

Oct 21, 2017

7:00 PM

196 Forker Building

$5 bleachers, $10 balcony

Kinesiology Arts, performances

The annual Dance Scholarship Gala Concert features Orchesis I student dancers, local dance artists and the San Francisco-based Deborah Slater Dance Theater. Proceeds from the event benefit the ISU Dance Scholarship fund for dance majors and minors. Tickets are available at the door.

Dirty Dancing the Musical

Oct 21, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:50 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$78

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing - this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. The show features 35 hit songs, including "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," and the heart stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

Concert: Desi Valentine

Oct 21, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8-$12

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Valentine was raised in London, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his recording career. While you can hear traces of Valentine's influences in his music, he has a style that is truly unique and refreshing. His voice is raw, powerful, and intense. It is the perfect vessel for his combination of British rock, classic soul, and modern R&B. When Valentine sings, you feel each emotion he is trying to convey.

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017

Collage of Choirs

Oct 22, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 / $5 Tickets available at the CY Stephens box office.

Music Department Arts, performances

All the choirs perform, Iowa State Singers, ISU Statesmen, Cantamus Women's Choir, Lyrica Women's Choir

ISU Symphonic Band and ISU Concert Band

Oct 22, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ames City Auditorium

$7/$5 Tickets available day of concert.

Music Department Arts, performances

The Symphonic Band is an 80-member ensemble that explores traditional as well as contemporary works by composers such as Percy Grainger, Malcolm Arnold, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Leonard Bernstein. The Concert Band performs a variety of rich literature and approximately 100 students take part in this group.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 22, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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

Monday, 23 Oct 2017

Screen Printing Class

Oct 23, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $69, Public $79 - includes supplies

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Make custom t-shirts!

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017

New location: Send Silence Packing exhibit

Oct 24, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

State Gym

free

Student Wellness Arts, performances Student activities

Send Silence Packing is a nationally recognized traveling exhibition of donated backpacks representing college students lost to suicide each year. The program is designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

Reception and awards: Studies in Creativity exhibit

Oct 24, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gallery, Memorial Union

free

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances Meetings, receptions Student activities

Celebrate students that had artwork accepted into this juried exhibit, and hear comments from the juror. Awards will be announced including Best of Show, Merit, Honorable Mention and the MU Purchase Award.

Concert: Bob Dylan

Oct 24, 2017

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$55-$125

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Bob Dylan and His Band makes their only stop in Iowa. The Nobel Prize Award winner and legendary musician will be joined by Mavis Staples.

Open Mic Night

Oct 24, 2017

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, MU

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, 25 Oct 2017

Art Walk: Celebrating Artful Engineering at Iowa State

Oct 25, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Marston Water Tower

free

University Museums Arts, performances

"Innovation and Discovery." With Marston Hall reborn and reopened, it is a perfect time to enjoy the wonderful Art on Campus Collection in the College of Engineering that inspires those who study, work, and visit the College. Starting at the Marston Water Tower (from a distance), we will discover and discuss many of the public works of art that define the aesthetic of the Engineering environment. Meet at the West entrance to Marston at noon.

Intermediate Glass Beads Workshop

Oct 25, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $23, Public $33- (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Take your bead skills to the next level! Learn to create "twisties" - special rods of glass made by melting and twisting multiple colors together.

African acrobatic troupe: Cirque Zuma Zuma

Oct 25, 2017

7:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show's live musical score.

Game Night at the Christian Petersen Art Museum

Oct 25, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Compete and showcase your gaming skills at the current Christian Petersen Art Museum exhibition, GAME ART VS. ART GAME. Featuring eighteen interactive and diverse video games, this exhibit engages visitors with the University Museums in the dynamic setting of playful exploration and contemporary game design. No prior knowledge or skill in gaming is necessary, so stop by and join in on the fun!

ISU Flute Studio

Oct 25, 2017

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

Students of Sonja Giles.

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

Knitting Class

Oct 26, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $26, Public $36- (yarn included, but bring needles)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Learn how to cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, rib stitch, gauge swatching and pattern reading.

One Night in Memphis

Oct 26, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:40 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$60

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

There's a whole lotta shakin' going on! Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950s rock 'n roll with One Night in Memphis. A night that takes you back to December 4, 1956 when four of the biggest names in early rock 'n roll - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash - gathered together for an impromtu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.

Concert: Blackalicious

Oct 26, 2017

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10-$15

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Blackalicious is an American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel.

Friday, 27 Oct 2017

Paint Your Own Pottery: 2 for 1 Night

Oct 27, 2017

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

Trick or treat yourself! Grab a friend and get 2 for 1 studio fees and of course, plenty of candy.

Concert: Bumper Jacksons

Oct 27, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains. Folding together early styles of jazz, blues, and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons strike a bold yet elegant balance between paying homage to the traditions and fashioning their own unique sound.

Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

Recital: Guest artists

Oct 28, 2017

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

ISU alum Yeil Park, cello, and Eunmi Ko, piano, will perform.

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017

Concert: ISU Statesmen

Oct 29, 2017

1:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The Iowa Statesmen, one of the region's leading men's choirs, was founded by Dr. Rodde in the fall of 2000. The ensemble specializes in the performance of traditional and contemporary male chorus literature.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

Oct 29, 2017

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Workspace

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

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

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