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Thursday, 10 Oct 2019

Walk-In Craft: True Colors

Oct 10, 2019

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

$4

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA awareness day observed on October 11. Celebrate with us by making a rainbow garland using colors from the flag with which you identify, including Allies. Whether you identify as LGBTQIA or an Ally, we welcome you at The Workspace because we believe that coming out matters. Information about the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State as well as community resources will be available.

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 10, 2019

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Parks Library lawn

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Documentary: A Meditation on Puerto Rico's Political Status

Oct 10, 2019

6:00 PM

198 Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Diversity

"The Last Colony: A Meditation on Puerto Rico's Political Status," an in-depth exploration of Puerto Rico's political status and its unique relationship to the United States. Jose Rosa, professor of marketing, will lead a Q&A after the screening.

Knitting Class

Oct 10, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $37, Public $47

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Sara Cady A beginning class to learn the basics of knitting: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, rib stitch, increase and decrease techniques, gauge swatching, and picking up dropped stitches. Practice outside of class to get muscle memory going, and you will walk away knowing how to read knitting patterns and have a new addiction to the yarn aisle. Open to ages 18+. Yarn will be provided but bring a pair of #7 or #8 single-point needles.

Magic City Hippies w/ LUTHI

Oct 10, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$12 / $16 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

This indie funk trio has international reach and sold out tour dates around the country. Their unique blend of breezy pop and party funk offer an unforgettable live experience. Nashville-based funk band LUTHI will support the show.

Friday, 11 Oct 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Color Me!

Oct 11, 2019

4:00 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

Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select. Drop off but give yourself an hour.

Iowa Songwriters Showcase

Oct 11, 2019

7:00 PM

Goldfinch Room, Stephens Auditorium

$25-$40

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

The October showcase features folk artist Mississippi Jake and multi-instrumentalist Buz Owen.

Concert: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Oct 11, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra is a premiere ensemble of the Department of Music and Theatre. Tickets available at the door or in the Music Hall office.

Whitacre

Oct 11, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$8 / $10 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Whitacre is a group blurring the lines of folk, indie rock and bluegrass music. Their brand of folk-rock combines thought-provoking lyrics and high-energy live performances that led to tours with Family and Friends, Wilderado, and Wild Rivers.

Saturday, 12 Oct 2019

Family Weekend Open House

Oct 12, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

Free

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

The Workspace welcomes families of our Iowa Staters! Drop in to see our creative spaces and stay for free crafts. Sign up for door prizes and be sure to visit again when you are in town.

Sunday, 13 Oct 2019

Artist Talk: Jennifer Steinkamp

Oct 13, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

University Museums Arts, performances

Join artist Jennifer Steinkamp as she discusses her installations in the newly renovated Brunnier Art Museum and her artistic practice.

Performance: Climate Change Theatre Action

Oct 13, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Ames Public Library

Donations accepted

Theatre Arts, performances Live Green

"Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way," a series of short plays written by international playwrights to support the UN Climate Change Conference. These stories bring science to life and encourage us to work toward a sustainable future together. ISU's CCTA focuses on sharing knowledge, discovering hope and creating community as the best ways to face growing environmental crises.

Collage of Choirs

Oct 13, 2019

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10 / $5 Tickets available at the CY Stephens box office or online www.center.iastate.edu

Music Department Arts, performances

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

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 13, 2019

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, 14 Oct 2019

Monday Monologues series

Oct 14, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Becoming the Bronze Idol" and other poems, read by Rita Mookerjee, ISU women's and gender studies program. Mookerjee chose Indigenous People's Day to read from her works which, in part, address colonialism and the tokenization of minority cultures.

Dream Catcher Workshop

Oct 14, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $20 Public: $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Irma Wilson White Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn the origin of the craft and the symbolism of the materials to see the cultural significance of this ancient artform. Learn the knotting techniques for your hoop, and choose a bead and feather to incorporate into your own design. Commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Dream Catcher Workshop

Oct 14, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU: $20 Public: $20

The Workspace Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Irma Wilson White Although Dream Catchers are commonly seen as decorative pieces, they have a long and meaningful history in Native American culture. Learn the origin of the craft and the symbolism of the materials to see the cultural significance of this ancient artform. Learn the knotting techniques for your hoop, and choose a bead and feather to incorporate into your own design. Commemorate Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

Acrylic Painting Class

Oct 15, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $72, Public $82

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Kyle Renell Discover the versatility of acrylic - a water-soluble medium that dries quickly. Learn basic color theory as well as painting from both life and photographs. Techniques will include monochromatic painting, full color application, and glazing. For beginning painters or those with some experience wanting to expand their skills.

Beginner Ukulele Lessons 1

Oct 15, 2019

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Billy Kearney Learn the basics needed to make music on the ever-popular ukulele. It's like a guitar, only a whole lot easier! You will learn to tune your instrument and make basic chords plus how to accompany yourself or others using basic chord charts and song sheets, all in a fun and inclusive setting.

Intermediate Ukulele Lessons

Oct 15, 2019

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $40, Public $50

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Billy Kearney If you can already easily move through chord changes and are fluent with closed chords (ex: Bb, Eb, G#) but still don't know how to get "that sound," this class is for you. Learn poly rhythms and melodic chording techniques to make you ukulele playing stand out. Learn to get the most out of you uke and use more of the neck. Must be able to play chords up to tempo.

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

Art Walk: Exploring the Public Art of Norie Sato

Oct 16, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hach Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

Tour Hach Hall, Marston Hall and the Palmer Building to discover the breadth and depth of Norie Sato's public art on the ISU campus.

Stitched Constellation Wall Hanging Class

Oct 16, 2019

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $50, Public $60

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Judy Lemish Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! Create an easy patchwork block using blue hues of the night sky, and embroider your astrological zodiac sign. This 20" square can be stitched into a wall hanging or a pillowcase for you or someone special. This is a beginner class, but some basic sewing machine skills are helpful.

Performance: Jazz Night

Oct 16, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

Music Department Arts, performances

Professor Michael Giles directs the jazz ensemble.

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

Art Walk: LeBaron and Lunch

Oct 17, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

LeBaron Hall

University Museums Arts, performances

This four-part series includes in-depth art walks to discover the public art in the Department of Human Sciences buildings.

ISU Flute Ensemble & Clarinet Choir

Oct 17, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$0

Music Department Arts, performances

Student ensembles led by Sonja Giles, director of flute; and Gregory Oakes, director of clarinet.

SUB Comedy Night w/ Rae Sanni

Oct 17, 2019

9:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Rae Sanni is a LA-based comedian and writer. She's currently a staff writer on FOX's REL. Sanni has performed stand-up on Lifetime and in the New York Comedy Festival.

Friday, 18 Oct 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Galaxy Night

Oct 18, 2019

4:00 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

Start with a coat of black glaze and see how to add vibrant swirls and bursts of light, replicating a galaxy far, far away. We will show you the basics of painting your piece and fire it within a week. Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public to attend plus the cost of the bisque you select.

Concert: Vince Gill

Oct 18, 2019

7:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$65-$95

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter century, Vince Gill's vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class.

Iowa State Singers

Oct 18, 2019

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.

Matt Andersen w/ Monica Rizzio

Oct 18, 2019

8:00 PM

M-Shop, Memorial Union

$10 / $15 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Genre: blues/rock/Americana Matt Anderson's music is soul-filled and he has headlined major festivals, clubs and theaters throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Monica Rizzio, Americana/folk singer-songwriter, will open the show.