Crime…Passion…Stamp Collecting? The stakes are high when two half-sisters, mourning the recent passing of their mother, inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel" of the stamp-collecting world. The battle for possession takes a dangerous turn when three rival collectors enter the sisters' world, and they are plunged into a seedy, cloak-and-dagger underworld. Mauritius by Pulitzer Prize nominee and creator of the hit TV series Smash, Theresa Rebeck, is a suspenseful comedy-drama where everyone involved seems willing to bully, connive, cheat, and, if all else fails, conduct a legitimate business transaction, to gain control of the rarest of prizes. Adult language. Directed by Steve Taft.
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The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Vince Gotera, author of the poetry collections Fighting Kite and Ghost Wars. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m. and begins at 7:15 p.m. Participants are invited to share five minutes of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured author takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a question and answer period as time allows. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Final Thursday Press; Hearst Center for the Arts; UNI College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences; and Cup of Joe.
Enjoy viewing the night sky from the warmth and comfort of the Earth Science Department's Planetarium. Learn about the objects visible in the night sky and upcoming sky events. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and last about 30 minutes.
Artist Mike Calway-Fagen’s lecture is titled “A Search-Based Practice.” Sponsored by the UNI Gallery of Art and Department of Art.
Angela Hall, admission coordinator at Des Moines University, will present, "What You Need to Know to Land an Amazing Healthcare Career."
Free presentation of the award winning documentary "Switch - Discover the Future of Energy." This film is about the changing energy landscape. Coal, oil, gas and alternative energies are discussed on several different levels, including environmental and economic ramifications. This event is sponsored by the UNI Climate Movement, Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Science Honor Society) and the Department of Earth Science.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a performance featuring guest artist and conductor Manfredo Schmiedt. Schmiedt is currently the Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of UCS – University of Caxias do Sul in Brazil, and conductor of the OSPA Symphony Choir. He received his masters in conducting from the University of Georgia (USA) and a graduate degree from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5 p.m.; concerts are 5:15-6 p.m. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant.
When Curt Ellis left Iowa after creating the Peabody-winning documentary "King Corn," something didn't sit right––and it wasn't just the home-brewed high-fructose corn syrup he'd consumed. Join Curt for a lively multimedia presentation as he shares the journey that led him to leave filmmaking and join with a group of colleagues to launch FoodCorps, a national service organization that is changing the way children relate to food.
Fluxus Art pieces performed by UNI Performance Art students. UNI Gallery of Art Concert Series, in association with the exhibition “Remix: Art and Sound Unbound” featuring avant-garde music and art.