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Friday, 14 Feb 2020

Performance: Finding Neverland

Feb 14, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$35 - $84

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J. M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leap, leaving his ole world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible.

Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Walk-in Craft: Ankara Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Feb 17, 2020

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ankara fabric (or African Wax Printing) is created through a wax-resist dyeing technique and is known for its vivid colors and bold patterns. Find a combination of Ankara fabrics that you like, and we will show you how to wrap them around cord to make a set of three bracelets sized just for you.

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020

Walk-in Craft: Ankara Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Feb 18, 2020

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ankara fabric (or African Wax Printing) is created through a wax-resist dyeing technique and is known for its vivid colors and bold patterns. Find a combination of Ankara fabrics that you like, and we will show you how to wrap them around cord to make a set of three bracelets sized just for you.

Open Mic Night

Feb 18, 2020

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)

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020

Walk-in Craft: Ankara Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Feb 19, 2020

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ankara fabric (or African Wax Printing) is created through a wax-resist dyeing technique and is known for its vivid colors and bold patterns. Find a combination of Ankara fabrics that you like, and we will show you how to wrap them around cord to make a set of three bracelets sized just for you.

Woven Wall Hanging Class

Feb 19, 2020

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $48 Public $58 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

The popularity of weaving is back, and this is a great way to get started on your fibers journey. Learn basic skills including how to set up a small loom, creating shapes by decreasing and increasing warps, knotting, and incorporating wool roving and other textures. Experiment with adding non-traditional elements to your weaving such as paper or natural elements. Finish a 13" x 18" weaving that will be ready to hang in your favorite space.

ISU Jazz Ensembles I

Feb 19, 2020

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 tickets sold at the door.

Music Department Arts, performances

James Bovinette, Director of Jazz 1

Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

Walk-in Craft: Ankara Wrapped Bangle Bracelets

Feb 20, 2020

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

$6

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Diversity Student activities

Ankara fabric (or African Wax Printing) is created through a wax-resist dyeing technique and is known for its vivid colors and bold patterns. Find a combination of Ankara fabrics that you like, and we will show you how to wrap them around cord to make a set of three bracelets sized just for you.

Reception: "The Good Sport" exhibit

Feb 20, 2020

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Design on Main gallery

free

College of Design Arts, performances Meetings, receptions

Artist Rachel Merrill, a multidisciplinary artist and associate professor of art and design at Grand View University, Des Moines, will speak at 6 p.m. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Striped Cutting Board Class

Feb 20, 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Workspace at the Memorial Union

ISU $60, Public $70 (supplies included)

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Student activities

Using strips of hardwood like maple, walnut and cherry, create a cutting board that will be a beautiful addition to your kitchen.

Friday, 21 Feb 2020

Arts Midwest World Fest

Feb 21, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephens Auditorium

$4 advance/$5 door

Iowa State Center Arts, performances

Okaidja Afroso's latest album, "The Palm Wine Sea," brings together the deep understanding of Okaidja's own musical transitions and the inspiration of Africa throughout Latin America. The music of "The Palm Wine Sea" is the music of the human experience. It is joyous, tragic and uplifting. It embodies the vast perfect/imperfect shared human story.

Paint Your Own Pottery: Potty Mouth Pottery

Feb 21, 2020

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

hHwhen you paint whatever @#$! words you want on a bowl, mug, or plate at this event.

Arts Midwest World Fest

Feb 21, 2020

7:00 PM

Stephens Auditorium

$10

Iowa State Center Arts, performances Diversity

Okaidja Afroso's latest album, "The Palm Wine Sea," brings together the deep understanding of Okaidja's own musical transitions and the inspiration of Africa throughout Latin America. The music of "The Palm Wine Sea" is the music of the human experience. It is joyous, tragic and uplifting. It embodies the vast perfect/imperfect shared human story.

Performance: Concert of Soloists

Feb 21, 2020

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

$5.00

Music Department Arts, performances

The ISU Symphony Orchestra will showcase some of the best student musicians on campus during its annual Concert of Soloists.

Sunday, 23 Feb 2020

Floating World: Karen LaMonte's Kimono Sculptures

Feb 23, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Level 2

free

University Museums Arts, performances

Join Alice Hammond, who represents Karen LaMonte at Gerald Peters Contemporary, as she discusses the ways in which Japanese culture and artwork is reflected in LaMonte's Floating World body of work.

ISU Concert Band and Campus Band

Feb 23, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Ames City Auditorium

$7/$5- tickets available at the door or 149 music

Music Department Arts, performances

ISU students play music from new composers and old favorites.

Monday, 24 Feb 2020

Monday Monologues series

Feb 24, 2020

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library

free

University Library Arts, performances Lectures

"The Creative Process of Poetry & Prose," readings by Kartika Budhwar, MFA candidate in the creative writing and environment. She writes about porous borderlands where myth meets history, where the colonizer and colonized come together, where languages spar and fuse, where gender and sexuality collapse upon themselves, and where the supernatural and the organic have equal claim.

Wheel Pottery Class

Feb 24, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $110, Public $120

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Get your hands dirty and make beautiful things! Start with centering clay and pulling cylinders, the building blocks to throwing on the wheel. Move on to forming bowls, mugs, vases and plates, and learn handle-pulling, glazing and finishing techniques. Open to beginners as well as those with experience who would like to improve their skills.

Woodshop Orientation

Feb 24, 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workspace at the Iowa State Memorial Union

ISU $20, Public $30

The Workspace Arts, performances Student activities

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking equipment while creating a tool carrier. Leave class with knowledge of proper machinery use, and, most importantly, woodshop safety. Students may purchase the toolbox for $6 after class or we will use them for our Art Mart fundraiser. The orientation is required in order to use the woodshop on your own.

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020

Gallery Chat with Dr. Michele Schaal

Feb 25, 2020

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

free

University Museums Arts, performances

In conjunction with the exhibition Creating Global Understanding, members of the World Languages and Culture faculty will lead informal discussions of the works of art they researched and interpreted.

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2020

Jazz Night

Feb 26, 2020

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5 - tickets at the door

Music Department Arts, performances

Professor Michael Giles directs the jazz ensembles

Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival Comedy Troupe

Feb 26, 2020

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, 28 Feb 2020

Paint Your Own Pottery: Raining Cats and Dogs

Feb 28, 2020

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

Pet lovers, this night is for you! Find mugs, plates, bowls, treat jars, water dishes, figurines, and more!

ISU Symphonic Band

Feb 28, 2020

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall

$5

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 Symphonic Band is conducted by Steven Smyth, Associate Director of Bands.

Performance: The Wolves

Feb 28, 2020

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$10-$20

Theatre Arts, performances

From the safety of their warm-up circle, an all-girls soccer team navigates the big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. This production contains mature content.

John Primer

Feb 28, 2020

8:00 PM

M-Shop

$8 / $12 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances

John Primer paved the way for Chicago blues. He has played with Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and more.

Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

Performance: The Wolves

Feb 29, 2020

7:30 PM

Fisher Theater

$10-$20

Theatre Arts, performances

From the safety of their warm-up circle, an all-girls soccer team navigates the big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. This production contains mature content.

Trevor Sensor & Halfloves

Feb 29, 2020

8:00 PM

M-Shop

$8 / $12 (w/ $2 DOS increase)

Memorial Union programs Arts, performances

Trevor Sensor is widely known for his 2016 debut EP and is often compared to artists like Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. His voice sounds aged decades beyond his years. Halfloves mixes pop sensibilities with heady textures and space to create an emotionally charged sound.