Varieties to take place this weekend

Michaela Ramm

The semi-finals for Varieties — Iowa State University’s own student talent show — will take place Friday and Saturday.

The show will take place at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. 

Varieties, put on by the Student Union Board, is celebrating its 85th year. 

The final round for the event will take place Feb. 19 and 20.

Performances for Varieties “consist of 16-20 minute ‘mini-musicals’ that are performed with original lyrics and choreography,” according to the ISU events calendar

Students can also perform shorter “vignettes,” which can be any talent the student chooses to showcase, including stand-up comedy, dancing or singing.

To learn more about Varieties, visit