University of Iowa

Family Fun Night

Chuy Renteria, Breaking/House Dance Instructor at All The Way Up Studio, will be leading two Hip-Hop dance workshops. The workshops will be a beginner’s guide to Hip-Hop grooves, moves, and musicality. Participants can expect some choreography and exploration of freestyle fundamentals, but above all, expect some fun!

HIP-HOP WORKSHOP 1: 5:30–6:15 pm
♦  Open to students entering second and third grades.

Family Fun Night

Participants will be introduced to the artist Vincent van Gogh, viewing and discussing his use of the elements of art in his paintings of sunflowers. Drawing and oil crayon techniques will be demonstrated. Using oil crayon on drawing paper, participants will create their own sunflower piece taking inspiration from van Gogh!

♦  For students entering first through fifth grades.

Family Fun Night

Reading Children's Books with Leslie Anstedt
♦  Open to children from ages five to eight.
♦  Unlimited number of participants. Registration not required.
♦  Parents / Guardians required to stay at Hancher during their child(ren)'s participation at Family Fun Night.

A Journal Workshop with Micah Ariel James
♦  25 students (third through sixth grades) are registered as of May 29.

Family Fun Night

No matter your age or musical ability, we have something for everyone! Ignite your passion for music and join us to make music on a wide variety of instruments in this open-house style event.

♦  Instrument Petting Zoo
♦  Ukulele Lessons

Brunch with Santa

It may be the busiest time of the year for the guy in the red suit, but he’s going to take a Saturday morning off to share a meal with kids and their families at Hancher. It will be a festive affair with food, music, a few surprises—and, of course, Santa himself!

Danish String Quartet

Perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today, the Danish String Quartet stand out “not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime.”

Slingsby Theatre Company

Young Emil is traveling by train when a nefarious stranger makes off with the family’s hard-won money. With projections, shadow puppets, and unerring storytelling instincts, Slingsby Theatre Company will have your kids—and you, too—cheering for Emil’s band of crime solving friends.