Arts and events
Music department welcomes composer in residence this weekend
American composer George Tsontakis will present a public lecture on the future of classical music (Feb. 22, 1:30 p.m.) and provide commentary during a recital of three of his works by the Amara Piano Quartet and guest clarinetist and ISU faculty member Greg Oakes (Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.). Both events are in the Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall, and admission is free.
Varieties performances are this weekend
ISU students will showcase their talents this weekend during the 2014 Varieties Sweepstakes. Performances are Friday,
Feb. 21, (6 and 9 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 22, (8 p.m.) in the MU Great Hall. An awards program follows the Saturday show. Tickets are $10 ($8 for students and kids 6 to 12; free for kids 5 and under) and available at the Maintenance Shop box office (11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or through midwestix.com. Prices increase $2 per ticket the day of the show.
Cyclone gymnasts host faculty, staff and student night
Bring your Iowa State ID card to receive free admission to the Cyclones' gymnastics meet with the University of Minnesota Friday, Feb. 21 (6:30 p.m., Hilton, doors open at 5:30 p.m.). Junior Cyclone Club members always receive free admission to gymnastics meets.
Enjoy the night sky
Bring your questions about space to the ISU Planetarium show Feb. 21 (6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m., lower level, Physics Hall). The early show is geared toward kids; the others show are suitable for all ages. Tickets for the free shows are available at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.
Ames High musicians perform Sunday at Reiman Gardens
Vocal and instrumental groups and soloists from Ames High School will perform at Reiman Gardens Sunday, Feb. 23 (1-4 p.m.). Enjoy classical, jazz and folk selections. All admission receipts will benefit the school's Academic and Arts Booster Club. Garden admission rates apply, but high school and younger students will be admitted free.
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