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DCI’s “Best Open Class Tour Event” Tournament of Drums returns to Kingston Stadium

Tournament of Drums Kingston Stadium — Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Who says you need a football game to enjoy a dazzling halftime show? The Tournament of Drums returns to Kingston Stadium this Saturday night, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The event honors Cedar Rapids’ long history in the world of drum corps — […]

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A-List: Cedar Rapids sci-fi play is reborn on film

Cedar Rapids writer Rob Merritt has seen his play, The Summerland Project, premiered as part of the Underground Festival in the intimate Grandon Studio at Theatre Cedar Rapids, produced on TCR’s mainstage and staged by the Olathe Civic Theatre Association just outside Kansas City, Kansas. This month, he’ll see the film adaptation, Amelia 2.0, on the big screen. […]

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Experience the musical variety of the 319 as festival fills Czech Village with sound

The sixth edition of Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival, which focuses on bands based in the 319 area code, will take over Czech Village on Saturday, July 29. The free, all ages event is presented in association with the Czech Heritage Association and will highlight a variety of musical styles including indie rock, metal¸ punk, electronic, hip hop, folk and more. […]

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New Concerts at the Creek series set to attract new visitors to Indian Creek Nature Center

The Indian Creek Nature Center (5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapids), a longtime resource to nature enthusiasts, has recently updated and upgraded its campus. As part of that effort, the staff conducted some research to discover what sort of offerings the community might value. One result of that effort: the new Concerts at the Creek Series (see schedule below), which will feature concerts held at the organization’s new amphitheater. […]

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Five for Five Seasons: Five women at the helm of area arts and culture organizations

Gail Naughton has announced she will retire in June 2018 from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, an organization she has led since 2002. She is one of several female leaders who have been setting the course of some of the Cedar Rapids area’s most robust and innovative arts and culture organizations. Here are five of them. […]

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Alisabeth Von Presley plays Uptown Friday Nights, drops new album this week

Alisabeth Von Presley is arguably the living embodiment of “go big or go home.” And as her musical career continues to pick up steam, she has no intention of sitting around at home. This Friday, July 7, is a big day for Von Presley as she performs at Uptown Friday Nights at the McGrath Amphitheater and releases her new record, ‘Diamonds in the Blackout.’ Uptown Friday Nights shows are 21+; admission is $5. […]

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