Events

January

Final Thursday Reading Series
January 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Author: North American Review issue launch featuring editors and contributors.
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Thank you to Sidecar Coffee Roaster and Hansen’s Dairy for beverages. Open mic sign up begins at 7:00 p.m. with it starting at 7:15 p.m. and featured authors take the stage at 8:00 p.m.

The Prints of William Kentridge and Phillip Chen Public Reception
January 24 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Enjoy wine and refreshments and meet the artist – Phillip Chen. View more info about this exhibition.


February

Guest Author: David Connon
February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Author David Connon discusses his new book, Iowa Confederates in the Civil War. Connon shares some the intensely human stories of the seventy-six men entered into Confederate service, ranging from difficult relationships to disease, imprisonment, desertion, and adventure. More stories illuminate the turbulent Iowa home front, where life was hard for parents of Confederates and for Peace Democrats.

Pop-Up with Tintype Photographer Margaret Muza
Portrait sessions available February 6 through 8
‘Meet and Greet’ with the artist Thursday, February 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bar Winslow

Stop in Bar Winslow to meet visiting artist Margaret Muza, tintype photographer. Muza is currently booking sessions for historic tintype portraits taken in The Black Hawk Hotel’s lovely renovated lobby February 6-8. These one-of-a-kind images make great gifts! A handful of discount vouchers for individual sessions will be available at the Meet and Greet event. This special pop-up arts experience is collaboratively sponsored by The Black Hawk Hotel, Cedar Falls Community Main Street and the Hearst Center. To see examples of tintypes and for more on the artist, visit her website. For more info + to reserve your own 30 minute portrait session, click here!

Lunchtime Concert
February 14 at 12:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: UNI Percussion directed by Matthew Andreini.
Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty.

Concert Series: More Than Music in Mae Latta
February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Jim Miller presents “A Lifetime of Music” Join Jim for a personal evening of songs and sharing about his musical life journey from age 5 to 65.
Join us on the second Thursday of the month for this series of special concerts with members of CVAGA (Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association). Guest musicians play and chat with the audience about the music that inspires them.

Dazzle Hour in conjunction with the exhibition, The Prints of William Kentridge and Phillip Chen
February 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and beverages while creating ‘scratch art.’

North American Review Writing Workshops
February 25: Writing with Mindfulness—Attention to Poetry with Rachel Morgan
All experience levels are welcome to participate. Please bring a laptop and/or notebook and pen. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the North American Review. Sessions are from 6:00–8:30 p.m. in McElroy Classroom. Editors at the North American Review, Rachel Morgan, Brian Pals, Jeremy Schraffenberger, and Grant Tracey, are holding one free, generative writing workshop per month from February to May 2020. Each workshop focuses on a different genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, multi-genre) and is conducted by one of these four NAR editors. All experience levels will be welcome. The Hearst Center is excited to partner with NAR to support literature and the arts in our community. April and May dates and times are to be announced.

Final Thursday Reading Series
February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Author: Rachel Morgan, author of the poetry collection Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey.
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Thank you to Sidecar Coffee Roaster and Hansen’s Dairy for beverages. Open mic sign up begins at 7:00 with it starting at 7:15 p.m. and featured authors take the stage at 8:00 p.m.


March

Gallery Talk with artists Phillip Chen and Randy Hemminghaus
March 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Join these artists as they discuss works in the exhibition, The Prints of William Kentridge and Phillip Chen, as well as the creative and collaborative process.

Local Food and Film Festival
March 7 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE admission and fun for the entire family! Meet local producers, purchase local food, attend a short film or a food preservation class, and browse the galleries. Childrens’ activities sponsored by the Hearst Center. Local food & non-profit vendors from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Garden Class: Food Preservation from 11 a.m.–noon Film: Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story and discussion from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Questions? Contact unilocalfood@gmail.com

Lunchtime Concert
March 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: UNI School of Music Voice and Opera students will perform, coordinated by faculty artist Korey Barrett. Bring your lunch and enjoy classics performed live by the UNI Music Department students and faculty.

Concert Series: More Than Music in Mae Latta
March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Musician: Paul Conditt “An Evening of Texas Songwriters” Texas transplant Paul Conditt performs and evening of music from the Lone Star state. Join us on the second Thursday of the month for this series of special concerts with members of CVAGA (Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association). Guest musicians play and chat with the audience about the music that inspires them.

North American Review Writing Workshops
March 19: Writing to Save your Life—Finding the Courage to Create with Jeremy Schraffenberger
All experience levels are welcome to participate. Please bring a laptop and/or notebook and pen. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the North American Review. Sessions are from 6:00–8:30 p.m. in McElroy Classroom. Editors at the North American Review, Rachel Morgan, Brian Pals, Jeremy Schraffenberger, and Grant Tracey, are holding one free, generative writing workshop per month from February to May 2020. Each workshop focuses on a different genre (fiction, poetry, nonfiction, multi-genre) and is conducted by one of these four NAR editors. All experience levels will be welcome. The Hearst Center is excited to partner with NAR to support literature and the arts in our community. April and May dates and times are to be announced.

Scene D Presents ‘So I Could Be Macbeth: Part II’
March 19 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
A night of songs and monologues performed by actors who would never otherwise get cast in the given role thanks to their age, gender, ability, size, or race. These pieces may help us all see wider definitions of what it means to be [insert label here] — and that our current definitions are too small.
Directed by Orion Risk; creative direction and graphics by Jacqueline Kehoe. Produced by Scene D in conjunction with Hearst Center.

Final Thursday Reading Series
March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Author: Andrew Farkas, author of the novel The Big Red Herring.
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Thank you to Sidecar Coffee Roaster and Hansen’s Dairy for beverages. Open mic sign up begins at 7:00 p.m. with it starting at 7:15 p.m. and featured authors take the stage at 8:00 p.m.


April

Concert Series: More Than Music in Mae Latta
April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Musicians: “Styles” by Janice Nolting, along with Marty and Marie Drilling Janice samples favorites in folk, blues, and pop, then Marty and Marie take the stage to play their favorite style, “hippie music!”
Join us on the second Thursday of the month for this series of special concerts with members of CVAGA (Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association). Guest musicians play and chat with the audience about the music that inspires them.

Final Thursday Reading Series
April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest Author: Jim Johnson, author of One Day In June: Selected Poems
The Final Thursday Reading Series is collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst and the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. Thank you to Sidecar Coffee Roaster and Hansen’s Dairy for beverages. Open mic sign up begins at 7:00 p.m. and starts at 7:15 p.m. and featured authors take the stage at 8:00 p.m.