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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

My UNI Weekend is a digest of weekend (Thursday - Sunday) entertainment and recreation opportunities at UNI, mailed on Thursday mornings during fall and spring semesters. Submission deadline is noon, Wednesday. Submissions will be rejected if sponsorship by a university department, program or organization is not clear.

THURSDAY EVENTS

POTTER LEAH LIETSON TO OFFER VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP

Leah Lietson will offer a Visiting Artist Workshop in ceramics on Thursday, Oct. 20, in 126 KAB. Leah will demonstrate how she makes her porcelain pottery from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and lecture about her artwork at 7 p.m., in 111 KAB.

CARNE VIVA IN POSTVILLE: STORIES OF MADRES AND MONARCHS

"Carne Viva in Postville" is based on an ethnography of Guatemalan women conducted following the ICE raid on the Agriprocessors meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa in May 2008. Talk-backs will be held after the performance Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, 040 LNG. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2640.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: AMANDA MCCANDLESS, CLARINET

Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a recital on clarinet at 8 p.m., in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature unaccompanied clarinet works by contemporary women composers. This event is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY EVENTS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONVOCATION FEATURING ROBERT DUKE, MUSIC EDUCATOR

At 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, visiting artist and music educator Robert Duke, will be the guest speaker at the School of Music Fall 2011 Convocation. Robert Duke is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. A reception will follow the convocation. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHERN IOWA BACH CANTATA SERIES

Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present Bach’s Wer sich selbst erhöhet, BWV 47 at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the McElroy Lobby, GBPAC. Bring your lunch and enjoy this free event.

ACS HALLOWEEN HOUSE

The American Chemical Society (ACS) will host a Halloween House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, on the second floor, MSH. This event is free and open to the public. People of all ages will enjoy watching witches make Gummy Bears scream, pirates turn pennies to gold, imps breathe fire, and Dr. Frankenstein channel electricity. Guests can make their own gak, slime and liquid nitrogen ice cream. For more information, contact ACS president Chelsea Meier at meier.chelsea@gmail.com.

VOLLEYBALL

UNI Volleyball takes on Illinois State in a Blackout Match at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the McLeod Center. 

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

SATURDAY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Live music at Cup of Joe, 8 to 10 p.m., 102 Main St., downtown Cedar Falls. 

SWIMMING

Swimming and diving hosts North Dakota and Kansas at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Glen F. Henry Pool in the WRC. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH UNIFI, PIZZA AND COSMOS IN THE EVENING

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) are volunteering for Make a Difference Day, picking up trails around Cedar Falls and Waterloo on Oct. 22. Volunteers are encouraged to dress warmly and meet in the Maucker Union for a check-in from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Later, join UNIFI in the Oak Room, MAU to wind down after the event and enjoy pizza, beverages and a showing of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos." All are welcome. For more information, see this event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124007447707192

CEDAR FALLS RACEWAY

Hallowild will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Cedar Falls Raceway, 6200 W. Bennington Rd. For more information, call 987-2537 or visit www.cedarfallsraceway.com. 

QUIDDITCH MATCH

Quidditch is no longer just the fictional sport played in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Some 300 universities and high schools now have a Quidditch Team, and UNI is one of them. The UNI Quidditch Team will play from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22, at the practice field at Cedar Falls High School. The team will be available to teach people how to play after the match. Please bring your own seating to this event.

FOOTBALL

UNI Football plays Southern Illinois in a Blackout game at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, in the UNI-Dome. 

VOLLEYBALL

UNI Volleyball faces Indiana State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, in the McLeod Center. 

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

CARNE VIVA IN POSTVILLE: STORIES OF MADRES AND MONARCHS

Carne Viva is based on an ethnography of Guatemalan women conducted following the ICE raid on the Agriprocessors meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa in May 2008. Talk-backs will be held after each performance. Performance dates are Oct. 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, 040, LNG. Admission is free but seating is limited. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2640.

SUNDAY EVENTS

CF CEMETERY WALK

The Cedar Falls Historical Society will host a Cemetery Walk at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Fairview Cemetery, W. 12th & Division streets. For more information, call 266-5149 or visit www.cfhistory.org.

COMMUNITY EVENT: FILM 'NORTH BY NORTHWEST'

View the Alfred Hitchcock film "North by Northwest," at 2 p.m., Sunday, at the Oster Regent Theatre, in downtown Cedar Falls. Free will offering at the door. For more information, visit http://www.osterregent.org/.

'MAD FOREST'

Caryl Churchill’s "Mad Forest," set in Romania during December 1989, presents a theatrical perspective on “revolution” that will speak to us all – as individuals, members of family and community, and citizens of the world. The play will be shown at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Strayer-Wood Theatre website.

LILY CAI CHINESE DANCE COMPANY

The Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, GBPAC. For more information, call 273-4849 or visit www.gbpac.org.