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What is featured?

Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Glass Beads Intensive Workshop

Oct 19, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $50, Public $60

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rhonda Scott Learn to create colorful beads by heating and shaping glass with a torch - yes, we get to work with fire! This fast-paced workshop will be packed with information about safety, equipment, and techniques for creating a variety of beads. Leave class with a stash of beads and the know-how to continue on your own. For very beginners or a great refresher for those who would like to brush up on their skills.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Oct 19, 2019

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$40-$90

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Beautiful-The Carole King Musical tells the story of the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwrite and features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. A pre-show dinner will also be available for this performance.

Sunday, 20 Oct 2019

Family Sunday: A Walk Back in Time

Oct 20, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building

University Museums Arts, performances

Take a family-centered tour through the exhibition "Artists in Iowa: The First Century" and learn about the artists who worked in the state from the 1840s to 1940s. A craft activity based on the art in the exhibition is planned.

ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Oct 20, 2019

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$5/$10

Music Department Arts, performances

The three concert bands at Iowa State perform some of your favorite music.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 20, 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, 21 Oct 2019

Monday Monologues series

Oct 21, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

Pauline Viardot's "Cendrillon," a witty retelling of the Cinderella story. Excerpts directed by Chad Sonka and Jodi Goble, ISU Opera Studio.

Leatherwork Earrings Workshop

Oct 21, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $35 Public $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Andrew Kingsbury Make 2-3 pairs of leather earrings with Andrew Kingsbury from Decadence Jewelry. Basic techniques will include leather tooling and painting with dye. A variety of stamps will be available for adding dimension to your jewelry.

Silver Flora Pendant Class

Oct 21, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $45, Public $55

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Rhonda Scott Students will "paint" fine silver paste on real natural elements such as leaves and seed pods in the first class. Pieces will be fired in a kiln before the last class, which will burn away nature and leave a beautiful representation in silver. Students will then sand, polish and finish their one-of-a-kind pendants.

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019

Curator Talk: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era

Oct 23, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Farm House Museum

University Museums Arts, performances Lectures

Join guest curator and student intern Sonya Harwood as she guides guests through the Farm House Museum and the exhibition "Timeless: Love and Romance in the Victorian Era."

Stone Setting Jewelry Class

Oct 23, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $35, Public $45

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Terrie Hoefer Have you ever wanted to make a pendant out of that beautiful found object or polished stone? Learn to plan your design, measure and prep prongs, solder with precision, and set your stone. This is a great soldering class for all skill levels.

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Oct 23, 2019

9:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

$1 at the door

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

This group is great for those who love the improv comedy humor of their fellow college students and can't get enough of location, occupation, means of death.

Friday, 25 Oct 2019

Paint Your Own Pottery: Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Oct 25, 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 Diversity Student activities

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday for celebrating those who have passed. Drawings of Sugar Skulls often include flowers, dots, linear patterns, and other fun elements that can transfer beautifully onto pottery. We will have pattern ideas as well as bisque with pre-printed designs for coloring in. Pick yours up in time for Dia de los Muertos October 31-November 2.

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Oct 25, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.

Saturday, 26 Oct 2019

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Oct 26, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.

Sunday, 27 Oct 2019

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Oct 27, 2019

1:00 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.

Concert: Bells of Iowa State

Oct 27, 2019

3:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10-$50

Music Department Arts, performances

"Bells of Iowa State" gala anniversary concert, celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Stanton Memorial Carillon, the 65th anniversary of the Stanton Memorial Carillon Foundation, and the 50th birthday of Stephens Auditorium. The campanile-carillon model will be unveiled and dedicated.

Argentine Tango Lessons

Oct 27, 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, 28 Oct 2019

Monday Monologues series

Oct 28, 2019

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"Chasing George Washington," a musical White House adventure. Selections directed by Brad Dell, ISU music and theatre.

Concert: Octubaween

Oct 28, 2019

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

free

Music Department Arts, performances

A fun, family-friendly performance, featuring Halloween and tuba-inspired music played on a mix of tubas, euphoniums with organ Halloween music.

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019

Maddi's Fridge

Oct 29, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Maddi and Sofia are best friends. One day Sofia discovers that Maddi has no food in her fridge at home. Sofia wants to help her friend, but Maddi makes her promise not to tell anyone--what should Sofia do?

Maddi's Fridge

Oct 29, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Maddi and Sofia are best friends. One day Sofia discovers that Maddi has no food in her fridge at home. Sofia wants to help her friend, but Maddi makes her promise not to tell anyone--what should Sofia do?

Reception: ReACT exhibition opening

Oct 29, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reiman Gallery (lower level), Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall, 603 Morrill Road

free

University Museums Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Consider ideas of intergenerational relationships and family in the newest ReACT exhibition, "Connections and Intersections: People, Place and Time," focused on the stages of life and aging. Jennifer Margrett, faculty guest curator and director of the ISU gerontology program, worked with a multi-age panel to select the art and offer initial reactions. Margrett will deliver brief remarks.

Open Mic Night

Oct 29, 2019

8:00 PM

The M-Shop, Memorial Union

free

Student Union Board Arts, performances Student activities

Open Mic Night gives students the chance to show off their talents to fellow peers. Many perform as musicians, comedians, and poets. Enjoy a night full of talented Iowa State Students. (Sign Up starts at 7:30 p.m. until all spots are filled)

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019

Chasing George Washington

Oct 31, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Field trips are fun, especially when your destination is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue! In this charming musical, Dee, José and Annie accidentally knock George Washington out of his portrait and into real life -- turning their White House tour into a mad-cap and fun-filled adventure. As they encounter Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Dolley Madison, and other famous White House residents, together they all learn what is the true portrait of America.

Performance: Chasing George Washington

Oct 31, 2019

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$5-$20

Theatre Arts, performances Diversity

While on a field trip to the White House students magically encounter our most famous founding father, who leads them on a fun-filled adventure that helps them all discover the true portrait of America.