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What makes Grinnell’s music and arts scene unique? You! Our campus activities reflect our students’ interests.  As a student, you can book films and concerts, help select speakers and topics for symposia, and share your own creative talents. And no matter what your major, you...

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Spoken-word artist Malcolm London has been called the “Gil Scott-Heron of this generation.” The young activist visits campus Saturday, Nov. 1, for two events. At 3 p.m., Grinnellians who recently took part in a rally in Feguson, Mo. join London for a group discussion in the Joe...
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate T. Geronimo Johnson will give a reading as part of the Writers@Grinnell creative writing series. Johnson will speak at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. This event is free and open to the public. Johnson’s work...
The “open exchange of ideas” described in Grinnell’s mission statement does not end at the edge of campus. Susan Sanning, director of service learning and civic engagement, facilitated a curricular service learning collaboration — a workshop for medical students at Des Moines...
  OPERA Iowa, a division of the Des Moines Metro Opera, is performing Donizetti’s comic masterpiece Elixir of Love at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Roberts Theatre. No tickets are necessary for this free public performance. Elixir of Love is a tale of star-crossed lovers who...
  Novelist Grant Faulkner ’87 inspires nearly a half-million would-be novelists — more than 150 of them in Grinnell — to write 50,000 words during a 30-day international writing marathon, the largest event of its kind. Faulkner is executive director of National Novel Writing...
The annual Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival celebration took place on September 5, 2014, in Harris Concert Hall. Over 300 guests, including students, faculty, staff, and host families attended. The audience enjoyed Chinese food, moon cakes, and a wonderful program put together by...
One year out of Grinnell and Kyle Espinosa ’12 has an Emmy to his name. “I feel pretty ecstatic to win an Emmy for a project I had a significant role in,” he says. “The statue is for the team, but if I had a spare $2000 lying around, I could get mine.” Espinosa is part of...
  Organized Rhythm brings their unorthodox combination of percussion and organ to Grinnell in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Herrick Chapel. Free tickets are required for this public event. They are available beginning noon Thursday, Feb. 13 from Grinnell’s box...
  PipeScreams Spooktacular: 9-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Herrick Chapel. Looking for something scary and musical to go with your Halloween treats? How about some spooky organ music in a dimly lit church under the dark of an October night? On Halloween, join organists Carl...
String quintet Sybarite5, known for pushing the boundaries of concert music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Herrick Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Sybarite5, winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, has...
This fall, the New York City Metropolitan Opera's “Live in HD” returns to Grinnell College. The Met Live screenings are open to all, and tickets are required. Each opera starts Saturday at noon in the Harris Center Cinema. At 11:30 a.m. a Grinnell faculty or staff member...
Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema. Saturday, Nov. 22, see Gioacchino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of...

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