Events

February

RED HERRING THEATRE PRESENTS RED HERRING
Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Written by Michael Hollinger; directed by Greg Holt
Sponsored by Jones Law Firm, Gary Kroeger and Shannon Alexander, Mike and Rita Waggoner,
and Hearst Center for the Arts.

Synopsis: Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It is 1952: America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower’s on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy’s on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor–or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

MIDDAY MELODIES
Second Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy classics performed by the UNI School of Music Department students and faculty.

February 10: Hannah Porter-Occeña directs UNI flute students

VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT WITH CEDAR VALLEY CHAMBER MUSIC
Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a special evening of classical music featuring the popular Cedar Valley Chamber ensemble. CVCM was founded in 2006 by Artistic Director, Hunter Capoccioni with the support of the University
of Northern Iowa and local musicians. Refreshments are available after the performance.

Artist Talk!
Reporting From Bulgaria’s Rose Fields: Journalists Learn About the Resilience of the Human Spirit as Country Transitions to Democracy
Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Truax and Dimitrova recount the journalistic rationale for focusing on the iconic rose industry as well as the joys and challenges they encountered among the rose pickers and their communities and also the professional and personal challenges they faced together and individually as journalists: one an American-born photojournalist with only a basic understanding of the language; the other a native-born
Bulgarian returning home for the first time.

HYBRID! FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Open mic starts at 7:00 p.m. & featured author talk begins at 7:30 p.m.
Click here for links to attend virtually.
Join us for a community open mic followed by a discussion with a featured author. The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. This event takes place on the final Thursday of each month in Mae Latta Hall.

February 23: Seth Thill l Thill is the author of Cover, Recover, a chapbook that combines poetry and printmaking, and draws from his recent work as artist-in-residence at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center.

March

HEARST CENTER PHOTO CLUB PRESENTS: OUT OF IOWA- TRAVEL IMAGES
Opening reception: Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The Photo Club will exhibit images from their recent travels for their annual exhibition in the downstairs hallway at the Hearst. The travel images hail from Colorado, Utah, Yellowstone, the Black Hills, Peru, Ireland, Tennessee, and Germany, among others. The five exhibiting Photo Club Members are Barbara Myers, John McCormick, Robert Kelly, Kristin Pehl, Al Sundt and Sheri Huber-Otting.

MIDDAY MELODIES
Second Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy classics performed by the UNI Schoolof Music Department students and faculty.

March 10: Anthony Williams directs the UNI trombone students

JOHN MCCORMICK’S THE UNFORGETTABLE MAGIC OF PERU: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Peru has it all: the towering Andes Mountains (which include the world heritage site, Machu Pichu), coastal desserts which hold the archeological treasures of 5,000 years of Peruvian civilization, the planet’s greatest rain forest — the Amazon, 30 million indigenous people eager to share their culture and traditions, and numerous ecosystems with a spectacular variety of plant and animal life. McCormick’s month in Peru was the trip of a lifetime, with many opportunities to capture the magic of the people, places, and wildlife with his camera.

A retired computer science professor with a Ph.D. in geology, John McCormick has loved photography since 1964, when he was a high school student. John’s prize-winning photographs of nature, people, and architecture have been exhibited in southern California, northeastern New York, and Iowa

CONCERT WITH JACOB LAMPMAN AND BECKETT HUNZELMAN
Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of your favorite jazz songs featuring this teacher/student duo as they perform
and discuss their partnership. Teacher, Jacob is on guitar while his student, Beckett is on bass.

HYBRID! FINAL THURSDAY READING SERIES
Open mic starts at 7:00 p.m. & featured author talk begins at 7:30 p.m.
Click here for links to attend virtually.
Join us for a community open mic followed by a discussion with a featured author. The Final Thursday Reading Series is a collaboration of Final Thursday Press, the Hearst Center, the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. This event takes place on the final Thursday of each month in Mae Latta Hall.

March 30: Don McLeese | McLeese is the author of Slippery Steps: Rolling and Tumbling Toward Sobriety (Ice Cube Press). His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post. McLeese is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.

April

CEDAR FALLS STUDENT ART EXHIBITION 2023 OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, April 16 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Hearst
About the exhibition: The Hearst Center’s tradition of celebrating students and teachers continues this spring with an exhibition of work created in the art rooms of Cedar Falls Community Schools.

MIDDAY MELODIES
Second Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy classics performed by the UNI Schoolof Music Department students and faculty.

April 14: UNI tuba students under the direction of Stephanie Ycaza