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Cirque Éloize

Cirque Éloize, that most inventive of circus troupes, returns to Iowa City with a new work co-commissioned by Hancher. Hotel features the perfect blend of the company’s exceptional circus skills and distinctive sensibility.

Steep Canyon Rangers

The sensational bluegrass band that helped Steve Martin and Martin Short open the new Hancher Auditorium returns for a free outdoor concert. The Steep Canyon Rangers will have you up and dancing as they help us welcome students back to campus—and the community to our front yard.

Cokie Roberts

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, is one of the most esteemed broadcast journalists of our time. In her presentation, Roberts will offer her unique perspective on the goings-on in the nation’s capital.

Dazzle Crawl

Inspired by Machine Dazzle’s work on Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, area artists take over the windows of an array of downtown businesses in a celebration of radical viewpoints and untold stories in local history.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times best-selling author, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit.

Reading: Muslims in Iowa

Part of Embracing Complexity

Muslims in Iowa (working title) is a documentary play about the lives of Muslims who call Iowa home. The creative team interviewed over 50 Muslims throughout the state of Iowa. The stories shared by the interviewees are heartbreaking, hilarious, and harrowing; the fabric of their lives rich and diverse; their experiences inspiring and illuminating.

Science on Tap

Science is brewing at Hancher’s Stanley Café! Science on Tap is an informal forum for UI researchers to engage the campus and the local community in a discussion of science in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Please join us April 19 from 5:30-6:30 pm for Science on Tap during the weekly Thursday Nights at Hancher program.