Weekend Champloo takes a look at things of interest in the Iowa City area for teens to go check out.
Little Hawks Marching Band Invitational
Bates Field, City High, Saturday, October 1st 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adults $7, students $5. City High School will host 18 of the states finest high school marching bands at this contest. The awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.
Graphic Language: The Art and Literature of Comics
Sunday, October 2nd, the public reception for Graphic Language, at the South Room of the IMU, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss this innovative exhibition, featuring original drawings for comics!
Graphic Language: The Art and Literature of Comics, at the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union, September 24 through December 11, 2011.
The exhibition will feature original art by legendary creators including Winsor McCay, Hal Foster, Frank Frazetta, Milton Caniff, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and Carl Barks, among many others: a special section of the exhibit is devoted to original work for the notorious EC Comics by such figures as Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Johnny Craig, and Bernard Kriegstein. The exhibit also includes stellar contemporary pieces by legendary underground and independent artists such as R. Crumb, Chris Ware, Alison Bechdel, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Joe Sacco, Phoebe Gloeckner, Dan Clowes, Jessica Abel, Craig Thompson, John Porcellino, Jeff Lemire, James Sturm, and Matt Madden. Historic prints from the UIMA collection by Blacke, Goya, Hogarth and Picasso will also be included, in addition to artifacts from the history of comics.
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
First Fleet Concerts Presents, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Sunday, October 2nd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $5.00. This event is all ages.
Thought Balloons: Talking About Comics
Tuesday, October 4th, at the Comic Book Café on the 1st floor of the UI Main Library, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Share your thoughts about comics: creating them, reading them, collecting them. Tell us what your favorite comic is (and why). Bring your own creations, or listen to others talk about journaling through comics, or the history of comics, or the comic book industry. Learn about the growing collection of comics and graphic novels in the UI Libraries and some of the comics created by the Federal Government. Anyone who wishes can speak for up to five minutes about some aspect of comic books, but when the egg timer rings, your time is up. Drinks will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Sponsored by the University of Iowa Libraries.
ICPL Book Club
The Iowa City Public Library is seeking students in grades 6-8 who like reading nonfiction to join our VOYA book club! We are participating in the very important VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Nonfiction Honor List review of new books geared towards middle school and junior high school students. We’ll gather a few times a month this fall and winter for review sessions with food and drinks. The books cover a variety of interesting topics including: technology, nature, sports, poetry, biographies, history, and comics. Students will help compile a list of nominees for the top nonfiction books of the year; the list is published in VOYA Magazine, which is used by Library professionals in public and school libraries across the country.
Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 4th 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Any interested students please contact Jason at email@example.com.