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John Orlet (right) and Ben Heirigs (left) act out an interlude in their play “Sawdust” on November 17th, 2021. The play is written by Val Timke and co-directed by Katie Redden and Kiley Rowe will premiere Friday, November 19th, at 8:00PM.

Final undergraduate workshop production of fall semester inspires new perspective of biblical history

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 18, 2021

For the Theatre Department’s final workshop production of the semester, undergraduate playwright Val Timke will take audiences in the Theatre Building’s Alan MacVey Theatre back to biblical times. The...

Thom Nguyen performing in front of a live audience of University of Iowa students, supporters and community members at Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City on Nov. 11 2021.

Thom Nguyen and Death Bag at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter November 14, 2021

An experience—that’s the best word to describe Thom Nguyen and Death Bag’s show at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe. An experimentation of sound and performance took place, with novelty at the forefront...

The University of Iowa opera theatre program at a dress rehearsal for their show Three Decembers on Wednesday Nov. 11th, 2021 at the Coralville center for preforming arts.  Three Decembers will be showcased at the Coralville center for preforming arts Nov. 12-14th.

Three Decembers chamber opera to be performed this weekend in Coralville

Cassandra Parsons, Arts Reporter November 11, 2021

The University of Iowa Opera Theatre will perform chamber opera Three Decembers this weekend at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts. The opera follows the relationship of fictional American...

University of Iowa graduate student Emmalee Hallinan performs in the act “Apapachio” during the How, Now, To Care? International Writing and Dance Performance in the Visual Arts Building atrium on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. The act is based on the written work of Diana Del Angel.

How, Now, to Care? a collaborative performance between UI dancers and writers

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 9, 2021

Beginning in the Visual Arts Building Atrium, How, Now, to Care? kept the entire audience on their toes while they moved from location to location for each performance of the hour long show. How,...

Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey poses for a portrait at Bread Garden Market in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Rainey likes to write at Bread Garden Market because of the inspiration he can get from a wide variety of people who walk through. Rainey is hosting Mic Check, a poetry festival in Iowa City, Nov. 5-7.

Mic Check Poetry Fest to host three days of spoken word poetry

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter November 4, 2021

Living in a UNESCO city of literature undoubtedly immerses its residents in the act of reading, but there’s a certain performative element that is sometimes overlooked. Spoken word poetry combines...

The Iowa marching band performs during halftime of a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes with a score of 30-7.

Band Extravaganza to be held at Xtream Arena for the first time

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter November 3, 2021

The Hawkeye Marching Band’s annual Band Extravaganza is an opportunity for area bands to showcase their talent together in one large event. Eric Bush, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band and...

Contributed photo from Eclypse Haunt.

Eclypse Haunt is full of frightening fun

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 27, 2021

A million Halloween activities come to mind when October rolls around each year. Carving pumpkins, going apple-picking, designing the perfect costume, and — for the brave of heart – haunted houses. This...

Here Lies Man performs at Gabes as part of the Witching Hour Festival on Friday, October 12, 2018. Former member of Afrobeat collective Antibalas, Marcos Garcia released his first project for Here Lies Man in 2017.

Witching Hour 2021 to bring creative experience for artists and audiences

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter October 26, 2021

Ever been curious about the creative processes behind fascinating artwork, or wanted to explore art and its messages from start to finish? The annual Witching Hour Festival invites the community to...

Hit musical ‘Waitress’ to bring slice of Broadway to Hancher

Hit musical ‘Waitress’ to bring slice of Broadway to Hancher

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 19, 2021

Hundreds of viewers of Waitress at Hancher Auditorium this weekend will be greeted by the warm smell of baking pies, and some may even leave the theater with a fresh pie. The hit Broadway musical is...

A volunteer reader speaks during a public reading of War and Peace on the Ped Mall on Monday Sept. 30, 2019. As part of the Iowa City Book Festival, readings will continue on the Ped Mall for three days.

Annual Iowa City Book Festival returns with new hybrid format

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 19, 2021

For 13 years, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature has hosted the Iowa City Book Festival to celebrate the local literary community, especially its pool of talented authors.  This year’s festival...

Artwork is displayed during Beadology’s 10th Annual Bead Challenge Exhibit on Oct. 15, 2021. All artists were given the same materials to incorporate into their piece.

Beadology holds 10th Annual Bead Challenge

Anaka Sanders, Arts Reporter October 17, 2021

As the University of Iowa’s Homecoming parade marched down the street, inside Beadology on Washington Street, the 10th-annual Bead Challenge was being held. Owned by sisters and UI alums Karen...

A member of SCOPE Productions is shown hanging up flyers around Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Larry Phan/The Daily Iowan)

SCOPE suits up to host Tobi Loui and Berhana at UI homecoming

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor October 14, 2021

Every year during University of Iowa’s homecoming weekend, a group of music loving students congregate to plan a free, outdoor concert for the people of Iowa City. Tonight, the students — better...

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