Oct
16
Wed
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 16 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

Scarecrow Trail @ Amana Colonies
Oct 16 all-day

Travel the Amana Colonies trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can.
Maps available at the Visitor’s Center

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

John Beckelman: Horizon Suite @ The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

John Beckelman’s Horizon Suite is a group of six recently-completed three-dimensional landscapes. Using the expressive potential of clay and a variety of other materials, Beckelman’s work explores the transitional space where the sky meets the land or sea. The horizontal sweep of this space is mediated by intimate moments of surprising texture, shifting light, and fleeting color. Horizon Suite attempts to gently entice the viewer into the inner landscapes and interior spaces of our imagination and memory. Beckelman finds a curious intersection between the seemingly enduring and timeless character of earth and the fleeting yet wonderful impermanence of the world in which we live. John Beckelman’s art has been shown in exhibitions throughout the country and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions, and grants. He received his master of fine arts degree in ceramics and his master of science degree in ceramics from Illinois State University. Beckelman is the Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art, Emeritus at Coe College. He lives and works in Cedar Rapids.

UI Theatre presents Sweat @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Sweat
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Sarah Lacy Hamilton

October 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 p.m.
October 13 at 2:00 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage’s Sweat centers on a group of friends at their go-to bar in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, layoffs and lockouts threaten their factory floor jobs, thrusting them into a bitter fight for survival. Produced across the country to critical and popular acclaim, Sweat considers the effects of America’s economic decline and deindustrialization alongside a heart-wrenching examination of friendship, race, class, and trust within this community of family and friends.

This production contains strong language, simulated drug and alcohol use, and depicted violence.

Sweat is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Oct
17
Thu
Gallery Exhibition: Self-Portrait As… @ McWethy Hall: Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Oct 17 all-day

Homecoming Reception: Oct. 26, 3–5 pm

Gallery Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Admission is free to the public.

Scarecrow Trail @ Amana Colonies
Oct 17 all-day

Travel the Amana Colonies trail through the 7 villages and find as many scarecrows as you can.
Maps available at the Visitor’s Center

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion @ The History Center
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Days of Disaster: The Douglas Starch Works Explosion

The History Center commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Douglas Starch Works Explosion, an event with repercussions for the entirety of Linn County – including the workers at the plant, local residents, business owners , and beyond.

The exhibit explores the disaster itself as well as the days immediately following. It’s a story of tragedy and resilience – and it’s a story of community coming together at a moment that could have sown division.

 

The History Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. You can find more information about this exhibit, and our other exhibits at https://www.historycenter.org/current-exhibit .

Preschool Story Time @ Ladd Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs.

Grow your child’s love of reading by attending Preschool Story Time. Each week explore new stories, songs, and rhymes.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library
Oct 17 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays. Wee Read occurs at 10:15 am with a repeat program at 11:15 am.  Please choose either time.