From live music to stand-up comedy, movies to musical theatre, there is no shortage of things to do on campus. Here’s what you have to look forward to during your first month back at Iowa State:

lovelytheband w/ BANNERS

Thursday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Memorial Union Great Hall

Tickets: $20 ($12 with ISU student ID)

Indie pop group lovelytheband kicks off the year supported by BANNERS. Hailing from West Hollywood, lovelytheband debuted their first EP in 2017, with their song “Broken” currently sitting at over 25 million listens on Spotify. The trio dropped their first album earlier this August, putting ISU as one of their first stops on their Broken Like Me tour.

 

“Avengers: Infinity War” presented by Cyclone Cinema

Avengers infinity war

"Avengers: Infinity War" has been touted as the most ambitious movie crossover of all time.

Thursday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 26

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

ISU AfterDark

Friday, Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

Memorial Union

Free Event

ISU AfterDark continues its tradition of offering free activities, including performers, arts and crafts, bingo, bowling, karaoke, and most importantly, food. Headlining the event is stand-up comedian Pete Davidson best known for his time on “Saturday Night Live” and appearances in “Brooklyn 99” and “Wild ’N Out.” He is joined by fellow comedian Alice Wetterlund, who is best known as a recurring cast member of “Silicon Valley” and MTV’s “Girl Code.”

 

“Black Panther” Parking Ramp Movie

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 9 p.m.

Memorial Union parking ramp

Rain location: Sun Room

Bring a chair or blanket, kick back, and enjoy a showing of “Black Panther,” one of the biggest blockbuster films of the year, all in the comfort of the Memorial Union’s parking ramp.

 

“TAG” presented by Cyclone Cinema

Thursday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 2

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

 

Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr will be making his Ames debut this fall.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, doors open at 7 p.m.

Stephens Auditorium

Tickets: Starting at $69.50

Rock and roll icon Ringo Starr, joined by his All-Starr Band will be stopping at Stephen’s Auditorium as part of their 2018 tour. Joined by former members of Toto, 10cc, Santana, Ringo Starr leads the band in performances of some of their greatest hits, including tracks from The Beatles.

 

Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival

Sept. 5, 2018, 9 p.m - 10:30 p.m.

Admission: $1

This student-run improv comedy troupe meets select Wednesday nights every month, entertaining with skits, games, and sometimes even a little bit of rap.

 

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers w/ Juice

Thursday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m.

The Maintenance Shop

$12 ($8 with ISU student ID) in advance

Self-proclaimed “multi-genre” band, Joe Hertler, and the rest of The Rainbow Seekers create upbeat Motown tunes supported by a large array of instruments. Their mission? Spreading joy wherever they perform. Seven members strong, supporting act Juice blends rock, hip-hop, and R&B, playing sweet and groovy tracks.

 

“Deadpool 2” presented by Cyclone Cinema

Thursday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 9

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

 

Harold López-Nussa Trio

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 8:00 PM

The Maintenance Shop

$20 ($15 with ISU student ID) in advance

Out of Havana, Harold López-Nussa integrates jazz with his roots in Cuban culture. He gained national attention in 2005 when he won top honors at the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition. López-Nusa’s 2016 album “El Viaje” reached the number 1 position on iTunes’ jazz charts on its debut.

 

Comedy Night with Moses Storm

Sept. 13, 9 p.m.

The Maintenance Shop

Free Event

Stand-up comedian Moses Storm pokes fun at his own generation through various viral social experiments. Storm has made appearances in “Arrested Develpment,” “Conan,” and “Unfriended.”

 

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” presented by Cyclone Cinema

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 16

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

 

Mom Jeans. w/ Just Friends and Shortly

Friday, Sept. 14

The Maintenance Shop

Tickets: $15 ($10 w/ ISU student ID) in advance

Mom Jeans is made up of four friends that share the same unabashed passion of emo and sad punk. Breaking from the mold, the group trades dour lyricism for more heartfelt and self-aware song writing. The group is joined by jazz rock band Just Friends, and solo artist Shortly

 

Grandma Mojos Moonshine Revival

Sept.19, 2018, 9 p.m - 10:30 p.m.

Admission: $1

 

“Life of the Party” presented by Cyclone Cinema

Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

 

Vinyl Theatre w/ Royal Teeth & The Catching

Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

The Maintenance Shop

$15 ($10 with ISU student ID) in advance

Indie rock band Vinyl Theater believes that everyone has the power to reform their personal limitations, an idea that is told through their most recent album “Origami.” The group has headlined Summerfest in their hometown of Milwaukee, and has toured with Twenty One Pilots. Vinyl Theater is joined by dance pop band Royal Teeth and pop rock group The Catching.

 

Steve Martin & Martin Short

Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Stephens Auditorium

Tickets: Starting at $85

Renowned actors and comedians, Steve Martin & Martin Short join together for “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.” The duo’s show features jokes, musical numbers, and a look at life in showbiz. Steve Martin’s band Steep Canyon Rangers joins the tour, featuring Martin on the banjo.

 

Michael Christmas

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

The Maintenance Shop

$12 ($8 with ISU student ID) in advance

Since starting his career in 2014, hip-hop artist Michael Christmas has already toured in direct support for Logic and Mac Miller. MTV has described Christmas as “Your favorite every-day rapper,” his grounded lyrics portraying a more relatable lifestyle than that of most rappers.

 

Matthew Perryman Jones w/ Molly Parden

Thursday Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

The Maintenance Shop

$15 ($10 with ISU student ID) in advance

Breaking into the music scene in 1997, singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones honed his sound growing up in Atlanta and eventually living in Nashville. The M-Shop is just one of the first stops on Jones’ national tour promoting his new album releasing Sept. 21. Jones is joined by folk artist Molly Parden.

 

Ocean’s 8

Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30.

Two showings held each night at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Carver Hall 0101

Free Event

 

The Great Dubois’, Masters of Variety

Friday Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

Memorial Union Great Hall

Free Event

The Great Dubois’ perform live up to their moniker, executing a wide array of tricks and stunts including juggling, unicycling, aerial performing and more, tied together in their comedic act.

 

Evan Peters

Friday Sept. 28, 11 p.m.

Memorial Union Great Hall

Free Event

Following The Great Dubois’ a moderated Q&A with actor Evan Peters will take place in the Great Hall. Peters is most well known for his appearances in the “X-Men” franchise, “American Horror Stories,” and “American Animals.”

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