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.
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.
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.
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.
We look forward to welcoming you at the annual University of Iowa Homecoming parade on Friday, October 19, at 5:45 p.m.! Wave to Herky, see the floats, and celebrate Hawkeyes everywhere. (See the route below.)
You can grab-and-go dinner for your family before or after the parade from participating restaurants in downtown Iowa City.
Following the Homecoming Parade enjoy the Family Fun Open House hosted at the Iowa Memorial Union! There will be live music, a balloon play area, coloring, snacks, and more! This event is free and open to the public. (All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)
After the Homecoming Parade you can also enjoy a free concert on the Pentacrest featuring Minnesota based hip-hop artist Lizzo! Her sounds draw inspiration from her background in flute and gospel. These culminate with hypnotic hip-hop beats to produce undeniably danceable hits that students and alumni will love. (Rain location: Main Lounge, IMU)
For more information about additional activities during Homecoming weekend, please visit the UI Homecoming site. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Homecoming website or local news channels for updates or cancellations.
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.
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.