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I Love Pho celebrates grand opening in downtown Iowa City

Highly revered Vietnamese restaurant Pho Zaika – I Love Pho opened a second location in the Old Capitol Town Center this morning. While the menu focuses on pho — a traditional Vietnamese broth served with rice noodles, herbs and your choice of meat, then garnished with lime, chili peppers, beansprouts and more herbs — the […]

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Update: members of Vampire Weekend and more to perform, present Bernie Sanders in Iowa City

Students for Bernie Concert The Field House — Saturday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Update: Killer Mike has been removed from the list of performers for the Students for Bernie Concert due to a death in the family. Senator Bernie Sanders’ Iowa Headquarters announced late last night that members of the indie pop group Vampire […]

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Yo, IC! Where the party at? Your 2015 guide to New Year’s Eve in Iowa City

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner… and you’re still looking for plans? Well, look no further: Paris Je T’aime FilmScene — 4 p.m. $22 Bonne année! Join your fellow Francophiles for the third-annual Parisian NYE celebration at FilmScene. Countdown en français with champagne, pâtisserie and a livestream from the Eiffel Tower, followed by […]

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Iris DeMent brings new concept album ‘The Trackless Woods’ to the Englert Theatre

Iris DeMent The Englert Theatre — Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Touring off the release of her most recent album, The Trackless Woods, Iowa City-based folk musician Iris DeMent will play The Englert Theatre this Saturday, Nov. 21. at 8 p.m. The Trackless Woods is a concept album that utilizes the English translations (by […]

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‘Last of the Good Straight Girls’ tour stops at CSPS

Susan Werner CSPS — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Longtime fans of Susan Werner rejoice! The Iowa-native folk musician stops through CSPS in Cedar Rapids this Saturday, Nov. 14 while on a 20th anniversary tour for her album, Last of the Good Straight Girls. This album — produced by long-time Lou Reed collaborator Fernando […]

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Edible Outdoors hosts Fall Harvest Potluck at Public Space One

Edible Outdoors

Iowa City-based community organization Edible Outdoors (EO) will host a potluck dinner party at the Wesley Center of Public Space One this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. The ultimate goal of the potluck is to bring together hunted, fished, foraged or homegrown goods, though store-bought items will be accepted and shared just the same. […]

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L.A.-based folktronic band yOya to play free show at Gabe’s

Folktronic trio yOya stop through Iowa City on their coast-to-coast tour to play a free show at Gabe’s this Sunday, Nov. 8. The group mixes traditional folk melodies with airy electronic beats, creating a sound that is at once both familiar and refreshing.
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Sidewalk Chalk stops through Iowa City on ‘Carry the Weight’ tour

Sidewalk Chalk Iowa City Yacht Club — October 30 at 9:30 p.m. Eclectic eight-piece soul ensemble Sidewalk Chalk returns to Iowa City this Friday on their nation-wide ‘Carry the Weight Tour.’ With heavy jazz and hip-hop influences and lead vocals divided between a male MC and a female vocalist, the group bounces from crooning to […]

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Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez joins Kirkwood Community College in celebration of Latino American culture

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History: Immigration and US/Borderland Culture Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Campus — October 29 at 6:30 p.m. As a part of an ongoing celebration of Latino American culture, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Campus will be showing an excerpt of the documentary Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by […]

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Interview: Playwright Nina Morrison counters gender biases in ‘Féminaal’

Féminaal UI Theatre Building — Oct. 22-25 Playwright, MFA Directing candidate and feminist Nina Morrison took time to talk with Little Village about her upcoming show, Féminaal, which debuts this Thursday at 8 p.m. at the UI Theatre Building (Theatre B). Penned by Morrison and directed by Sam Collier, who recently graduated from the MFA […]

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Folk Alliance Region Midwest arrives in Iowa City for the very first time

FARM Conference Various Locations — Oct. 22-25 Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) will host their 24th annual conference at the Sheraton in downtown Iowa City from Oct. 22-25. The first FARM conference was held in the fall of 1991 after branching off of the national Folk Alliance to focus on a small, but dense, community […]

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