Stories Worth Telling: Marking 20 Years of “The Greatest Generation” celebrates those whose sacrifices and contributions during World War II inspired Tom Brokaw’s 1998 book The Greatest Generation. On the book’s 20th anniversary, this exhibit immerses visitors in stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Original papers, artifacts, and photographs document the events leading to World War II, share the experiences of those who fought on foreign and domestic fronts, and reveal the research used to create the bestselling book.
The Afro House is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we invite everyone to come out to the house to celebrate. This house has been a pillar for the Black community and has been influential in the development of programming that is centered around Black student success.
The Homecoming Parade is an annual tradition that unites students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members across the Iowa City community.
It’s not too late to note you want to participate in the Homecoming parade – submit your application online by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28. Submit your entry at https://homecoming.uiowa.edu/assets/Uploads/2567-14-10.5x11-Homecoming-2018-Parade-application-packet-3.pdf
The UI Family Weekend provides opportunities for students and their parents/families to spend time together enjoying campus-based activities and events. Events include Comedian show at the Englert Theatre Friday evening, Academic Open Houses, Family Night at the IMU on Saturday, and UI Dance Marathon Runway of Hope Brunch event on Sunday.
Presented by the UI School of Music, taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.
Two iconic vocal groups—who have won a combined total of twenty Grammy Awards—come together to sing their greatest hits as well as holiday favorites. The Manhattan Transfer has set the highest of standards for better than four decades, crossing boundaries and blending styles to the delight of audiences everywhere.
Do you know a child who has always wanted to sell their homemade or homegrown items at the Farmers Market? If so, this is their chance. The Iowa City Farmers Market staff welcome kids ages 8 to 18 to participate as a “Kid Vendor” during the ninth annual Kids Day at the Farmers Market on Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Chauncey Swan Park.
5 – 7 p.m. Food trucks and fun; 7 p.m. Concert
The sensational bluegrass band that helped Steve Martin and Martin Short open the new Hancher Auditorium returns for a free outdoor concert. Honoring the music’s traditions but committed to its present and future as well, the Steep Canyon Rangers will have you up and dancing as they help us welcome students back to campus—and the community to our front yard.
This one-day event will reunite the alumni who studied with Dr. Eberle during her 40 years of teaching. Presentations by various alumni will be given on topics of performance, music therapy and music education. Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Bring your lawn chairs & enjoy FREE live entertainment! Enjoy the Friday Night Concert Series rain or shine!