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Comedy, jazz, Halloween movies featured at Iowa Memorial Union

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Union Programming Board is presenting a full slate of entertainment this month, including comedy, jazz and Halloween movies.

Here's the schedule of the events:

-- The Vanguard Jazz Collective will be performing at the Iowa Memorial Union Wheel Room Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. The jazz band entertains at the IMU on the first and third Thursday of every month. The group includes a diverse group of 18 eastern Iowa musicians, ranging in age from 18 to 86, featuring improvisational soloists and a jazz vocalist.

-- The Funny Valentine Jazz Trio performs Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Wheel Room. The trio plays both standard and original works and has performed in local coffeehouses and clubs.

-- The Julie Frost Concert, an evening of acoustic folk music, will be Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Wheel Room.

-- The Rob Weinstein Comedy Show will be Friday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. in the Wheel Room. Weinstein's show contains hilarious routines about college and daily life. He has performed on MTV, Comedy Central, and at more than 100 colleges.

-- For Halloween, the Union Programming Board will show a double feature "Scream" and "Scream 2" Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Wheel Room. The movies are shown on a big screen and are part of the UPB's "Free Friday Night Flicks." Free popcorn will be available.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 335-3059 or the Union Programming Board at 335-2719.