The Final Thursday Reading Series will host Larry Baker, author of the new novel The Education of Nancy Adams. 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 short 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.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Join faculty in discussing Histories of the Dustheap. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations and policies. This is the third meeting of a three-part discussion series. Pre-registration required.
Join the RRTTC, Cedar Valley Cyclists, and UNI Cycling Club in a bike ride around Cedar Falls to celebrate UNI's Earth Week. The ride will start and end at Mulligan's on 18th Street in Cedar Falls. Helmets are required for participation. Pre-registration required. All registered participants will receive a free t-shirt.
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.
UNI Volunteer Tuesdays and Green Iowa AmeriCorps will partner for an Earth Day Campus Cleanup during UNI's Earth Week Celebration. Pre-registration is required.
UNI Volunteer Tuesdays and Green Iowa AmeriCorps will partner for an Earth Day Highway Cleanup as part of UNI's Earth Week Celebration. Participants will pick up trash from a section of Highway 20. Pre-registration is required.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor John Len Wiles, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
In honor of the 2014 UNI Earth Week Celebration, UNI students are invited to participate in an afternoon of relaxing yoga. This free event will feature certified UNI yoga instructors. All participants will receive a water bottle. Classes will be held at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
When Weston family patriarch vanishes one hot summer night, his acid-tongued, pill-popping wife summons her grown daughters and their families to their Oklahoma homestead. Dinner is served, lies are told, and long-held family secrets are unflinchingly revealed. Tracy Letts’ comic tragedy exposes the emotional destruction that rips through generations if nothing stops its path. One of the most critically acclaimed plays of this century, August earned the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, and Drama Desk Award for Best New Play. Directed by alumna Angie Toomsen and featuring UNI faculty Richard Glockner and Cynthia Goatley.