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Event Calendar

When you're here, everything is possible. Check out our extensive calendar of events to find what is going to happen next.

Events for the Week of Feb 14 Sun - Feb 20 Sat
Feb 14 Sun Moon Over Buffalo

Join ACTORS for their performance of Moon Over Buffalo!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Wrestling vs. West Virginia

Come out to Hilton Coliseum and cheer on our Cyclones as they take on West Virginia!

Feb 14 Sun Rose, Hearts & Butterfly Hand Built Sculptures

Make one-of-a-kind clay gifts for a loved one on Valentines' Day at Reiman Gardens!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Softball vs. Eastern Illinois

Cheer on the Cyclones during the second of two games against Eastern Illinois during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 14 Sun ISU Softball vs. North Dakota

Cheer on the Cyclones during the second of two games against North Dakota during the Cyclone Invitational!

Feb 14 Sun Cyclone Cinema: Spectre

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 14 Sun Hibernation Celebration

Come enjoy the Hughes Education Center and Arboretum grounds in winter. Perfect for all ages- families, friends, singles!

Feb 14 Sun Presidents' Day Book Sale

Stop by Literary Grounds for great deals on books about presidents, U.S. history, and more!

Feb 14 Sun Walk-In Craft: Valentine's Day Cards

We've got the supplies, you bring the creativity!

Feb 14 Sun V-Day Make & Take: Show your skin some love!

This Valentine's Day, dive into the art and science of making your own unique, handcrafted, and eco-friendly bath and body products.

Feb 15 Mon Game Design and Why It Matters

James Portnow, game designer and consultant known for his theories on socially positive design, will discuss the responsibility the gaming industry has as one of the biggest entertainment media.

Feb 15 Mon AESHM Cherry Pie Sales

The ISU Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management program will sell a limited number of its signature cherry pies!

Feb 15 Mon The Electronic Museum

Bring your lunch to the Christian Petersen Art Museum and hear from our educator about how to browse and utilize the objects not on view through eMuseum.

Feb 16 Tue Edible Landscaping

Start planning your garden in a whole new way by creating a multi-functional landscape that provides returns year after year with minimal work!

Feb 16 Tue Plant Protection Program Short Course

Join Reiman Gardens for this Plant Protection Program Short Course!

Feb 16 Tue Workshop: Floral Design Series

Celebrate the friendship side of Valentine's Day with Reiman Gardens and a monochromatic arrangement full of tints, tones, and shades of a single color.

Feb 16 Tue Youth Matinee: ISU Symphony Orchestra

Join the Iowa State Center for the Youth Matinee: ISU Symphony Orchestra.

Feb 16 Tue Gathering Of Artists

All area artists are invited to drop by this free, informal monthly gathering sponsored by the Ames Community Arts Council.

Feb 17 Wed ISU Women's BBall vs. Texas Tech

Come out to Hilton Coliseum and cheer on our Cyclones as they face off against Texas Tech!

Feb 17 Wed Behind The Scenes At Reiman Gardens

Join Reiman Gardens for an interactive, behind the scenes look at the Gardens.

Feb 17 Wed Black Light Butterfly Roosting

Join Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator, for a special blacklight butterfly show!

Feb 17 Wed Kenan Thompson At Stephens Auditorium

Get ready for a night full of laughter at Kenan Thompson, a comedian, who will perform at Stephens Auditorium!

Feb 17 Wed Live @ The M-Shop: Robin & Linda Williams

Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wid

Feb 17 Wed Ames Art Cinema

Come to Ames Public Library for a series of great films that never came to Ames!

Feb 17 Wed ISU Jazz Ensembles I & II

Jazz 2.0, under the watchful eye of Michael Giles, will present a program celebrating the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra!

Feb 17 Wed Walk-In Craft: Felted Woodland Creatures

Make an adorable and fuzzy winter-themed woodland creature with Sarah Cady!

Feb 18 Thu Big Bluestem Audubon Society

Nathan Brockman will talk about the Unified Butterfly Recorder app developed by ISU students as a tool for collecting butterfly sighting data.

Feb 18 Thu Paint and Pour

Couples Valentine Edition! Bring your own wine, beer or beverage of your choice, and enjoy a night of laughter and creativity by being led through an artistic painting or mixed media project.

Feb 18 Thu Cyclone Cinema: Spotlight

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 18 Thu Third Thursday Cafe

Enjoy an evening of local music performed live for you and on the air as a live broadcast, in a comfortable cafe setting.

Feb 18 Thu Wine and Painting

Join Creative Spirits for sipping and painting! Great for friends, bachelorette groups or couples.

Feb 18 Thu Youth Program: Caterpillar Club

Join Reiman Gardens for Caterpillar Club!

Feb 18 Thu Ragtime

Set at the dawn of a new century in New York when everything in life was changing and anything was possible, the highly acclaimed Ragtime hits the Stephens Auditorium stage.

Feb 19 Fri ISU Gymnastics vs. Air Force/Minnesota

Join the Cyclone gymnasts at Hilton Coliseum!

Feb 19 Fri Live @ The M-Shop: Stephen Kellogg w/ Liz Longley

Stephen Kellogg has been called “the best live act you’ve never seen” by CBS Radio and No Depression magazine called him “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.”

Feb 19 Fri Comedian Dan St. Paul

Start your weekend off with some laughs from Dan, who has opened for superstars Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole, Dwight Yoakum, Smokey Robinson, and Vince Gill.

Feb 19 Fri ISU Tennis vs. Northern Iowa

The Cyclones face off against the University of Northern Iowa Panthers!

Feb 19 Fri Cyclone Cinema: Spotlight

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 19 Fri Friday Night PYOP: Alice's Tea Party

Create a piece inspired by Alice in Wonderland and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.

Feb 20 Sat Cyclone Cinema: Spotlight

Catch a free weekly movie showing, presented by SUB.

Feb 20 Sat Snowshoe Hike

Learn the history of snowshoeing and basic winter hiking skills. Hike for about an hour on rolling trails with beautiful winter vistas.

Feb 20 Sat Extreme Bull Riding

See the best bull riding the Midwest has to offer!

Feb 20 Sat Geology of Story County

Enjoy a presentation followed by a chance to identify rocks, fossils and minerals, so bring your own finds for Identification!

Feb 20 Sat ISU Men's BBall vs. TCU

Cheer on the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum as they face off against TCU!

Feb 20 Sat Treats On A Leash 1st Birthday Pawty

Come celebrate one year of business with a birthday pawty!

Feb 20 Sat The Talent Factory Regulars' Valentines Show

Come and be entertained by these great performers as they sing some serious and silly love songs!

Feb 20 Sat Cooking Demonstration

Take the fast way to delicious pulled pork!

Feb 20 Sat IntertWINE Block Party

Come out to knit, seam, drop off squares, donate yarn, and have some stellar vino!

Feb 20 Sat Exhibit Preview: Out of Equilibrium: Window Frost

Bring friends and family members to CASA's exhibit preview!

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