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Walt Whitman: A Bicentennial Celebration

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location icon University of Iowa Main Library

The exhibit “Walt Whitman: A Bicentennial Celebration” will celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of one of the most significant and influential writers in the United States, Walt Whitman (1819-1892), and highlight the University of Iowa’s...

James Tate Memorial Reading at Prairie Lights

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

In Celebration of the release this month of James Tate’s posthumous collection of poems, The Government Lake, Iowa City poets and poetry-lovers will read from his work.

Iowa City Farmer's Market

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location icon Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp

Grab your baskets, bags and boxes and make your way to the Iowa City Farmers Market to load up on local handcrafted, homemade and homegrown goods and produce.

Sketch Nite

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location icon Old Capitol Museum

Experienced, aspiring, and amateur artists alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other artists in your community.

International Writing Program (IWP) Reading at Prairie Lights: Armen of Armenia, Dora Malech, Asli Perker, & Yuriy Serebriansky

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

The International Writing Program (IWP) presents prize-winning authors Armen of Armenia, Dora Malech, Asli Perker, and Yuriy Serebriansky, current instructors for the IWP Between the Lines youth writing and cultural...

Mornings @ The Museum

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Connect (or reconnect) with your sense of wonder at the Museum of Natural History this summer. A free, drop-in welcome, fam-friendly, summer-fun program designed with elementary and jr.

Diana Ross

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $95

COLLEGE STUDENT: $95

YOUTH: $95

 

Diana Ross is one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time.

Free Movie Series on the Pentacrest

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location icon University of Iowa Pentacrest

Iowa City's Summer of the Arts will show free movies on the Pentacrest this summer.

Live from Prairie Lights: Sabrina Orah Mark

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Iowa Summer Writing Festival instructor and Writers’ Workshop graduate Sabrina Orah Mark will read from Wild Milk, published by Dorothy, a Publishing Project.

Screening: Science Communicators

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location icon Old Capitol Museum

Free screening of the Communicating Science series Thursday, July 25th at 3pm in the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber.

Sketch Nite

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Experienced, aspiring, and amateur artists alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other artists in your community.

Live from Prairie Lights: Anthony McCann

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Writers’ Workshop graduate in poetry Anthony McCann will read from his new work of nonfiction, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.

Read on the Rug

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Museum of Natural History! Approximately 30 minutes of guided learning (story, poems/songs, craft) that leads to free exploration...

Duck Day!

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History presents. . .

Write Nite

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location icon University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Experienced, aspiring, and amateur writers alike: this summer, make our museums your muse. Join us in one of our magical gallery spaces after-hours with other writers in your community.

Womxn of Colour Network Welcome Mixer

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location icon Old Brick

The Women's Resource and Action Center presents the 3rd annual University of Iowa Womxn of Colour Network Mixer!

This event will be held Old Brick, north of Pappajohn Business Building.

Student Involvement Fair

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location icon Hubbard Park

The IOWA Challenge calls on all Hawkeyes to excel, stretch, engage, choose, and to serve.

Live from Prairie Lights: Harryette Mullen

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop faculty, poetry reading

Live from Prairie Lights: De'Shawn Charles Winslow

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, fiction reading, In West Mills

Storm Large

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

When Storm Large came to Club Hancher last season, she blew the doors off the place—so we’re taking the tempest outside.

Van Jones, "Protest & Politics in the Age of Twitter"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

AVAILABLE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1. Free tickets, limited to four per person. Attained in person at the Hancher Box Office.

Live from Prairie Lights: Sarah Elaine Smith

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, fiction reading, Marilou is Everywhere

Christina Enriquez

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location icon Dey House

Sandra Cisneros Day Reading

An Evening with Audra McDonald, "Songs from the American Music Theater"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $80 | $70 | $60

COLLEGE STUDENT: $72 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $40 | $10 | $10

 

The numbers alone are impressive: six Tonys, two Grammys, and an Emmy....

Live from Prairie Lights: Lila Savage

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, fiction reading, Say, Say, Say

Urban Bush Women, "Hair & Other Stories"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25

COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10

 

Drawn from personal and public narratives centered on individual identity in a collective culture,...

Live from Prairie Lights: Domenica Martinello

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, poetry reading

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, "American Guitar Masters"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25

COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10

 

The Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) returns with a concert featuring music by...

Live from Prairie Lights: Cara Wall

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Workshop alum, fiction reading, The Dearly Beloved

RENT

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $80 | $70 | $50

COLLEGE STUDENT: $80 | $70 | $50

YOUTH: $80 | $70 | $50

 

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and...

Live from Prairie Lights: Susan Steinberg

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location icon Prairie Lights Books

Nonfiction program visiting faculty, fiction reading, Machine

Chick Corea, "Trilogy"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $65 | $55 | $45

COLLEGE STUDENT: $58 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $32 | $10 | $10

 

Chick Corea’s 2014 triple-disc set, Trilogy, added a live masterwork to the venerated pianist’s...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, "New World Spirit"

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location icon Hancher Auditorium

TICKETS

ADULT: $60 | $50 | $40

COLLEGE STUDENT: $54 | $10 | $10

YOUTH: $30 | $10 | $10

 

An ensemble of 13 exceptional musicians—including David Finckel on cello and David Shifrin on...