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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 11, 2006

Parking Will Be Tight At Oct. 21 And 22 UI Arts Events

People planning to attend performing arts events in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, Clapp Recital Hall and Theatre Building on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, should be aware that parking congestion will result from the unusual number of events taking place, and they should arrange for early arrival, alternate transportation, car pooling or remote parking.

On Saturday evening, curtain time for "Rent" in Hancher is 7:30 p.m., and at 8 p.m. performances will begin by Katie Wolfe and Ketty Nez in Clapp Recital Hall and three events in the Theatre Building: the Undergraduate Directors' Festival in Theatre B, the Mainstage production of "Red Noses" in the David Thayer Theatre and the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble in Mabie Theatre. An additional event is taking place in the Leavitt Center, which also shares the Hancher lot.

On Sunday afternoon, "Rent," "Red Noses" and the Undergraduate Directors' Festival start at 2 p.m., with the Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble and the Maia Quartet in Clapp Recital Hall starting at 3 p.m.

To alleviate some of the parking demand, Lot 18 near North Hall will be open for parking both days, and parking will be free in the North Campus Ramp. Both these lots are accessed at the north end of Madison St., with access to the performance venues by the footbridge. People not attending the arts events are requested not to park in those lots on Oct. 21 and 22, and people with Hancher lot permits are requested not to store their cars in the lot that weekend.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073; cell: 310-430-1013;