The University of Iowa

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Grab your blanket or lawn chair—and your family and friends—and join us for a pop-up concert on the grounds of the new Hancher Auditorium!

Hancher favorites Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience spread joy wherever they play—and they are eager to spread that joy once again in Iowa City.

This free concert is a moment of celebration as the opening of the new Hancher Auditorium draws nearer!

Hear the band at

Nutcracker Gala Reception

Join us for a special gala reception following the Saturday night performance of The Nutcracker!

Your gala ticket is your invitation to spend the evening with the Joffrey dancers, many of the children (now all grown up!) who danced in previous productions of The Nutcracker on the Hancher stage, and other dance fans.

Capacity is limited.


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