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Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Aug 24, 2017

This Sunday, New Pioneer Co-op brings back an old tradition to its Iowa City store. The block of Van Buren Street where the store is located will be closed to...

Posted by Rebecca Bright | Aug 24, 2017

An elegy through dance, art exhibition and spoken word will be held at the Englert Theatre this Saturday at 6 p.m. to remember Mary Turner, a black woman who was...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 24, 2017

For the second year in a row Bloated Kat Records is hosting Bloated Saturday 2 at Gabe's this weekend, Aug. 25-26. Like the first Bloated Saturday the sequel will feature...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 22, 2017

The inaugural Middle of Nowhere festival will be held in downtown Iowa City on Sept. 1-2 at various venues. Acts include SassyBlack, headlining Friday night at The Mill; Iowa City’s...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Aug 22, 2017

The first ever Grey Area festival has come and gone.

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Aug 22, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 30, interested community members and aspiring creators of public art in downtown Iowa City will have a chance to share their ideas with the Iowa City Downtown...

Posted by Jiyun Park | Aug 19, 2017

A one-week show of Midwest graffiti artists entitled “Alphabet City -- Style Reading” will be at RADinc (123 E. Washington St) this week. It’s a temporary show that includes a...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 16, 2017

Watching cat videos on the internet -- whether done earnestly or ironically -- has long been something of a private endeavor. Sure, you might share your favorites, but odds are...

Posted by Michael Roeder | Aug 16, 2017

Looking back over the past year since Dick Prall took over the former Mahoney’s bar in Cedar Rapids, the event calendar of live acts shows how special the re-christened Dick’s...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Aug 15, 2017

Feed Me Weird Things, Vol. 2, Ed. 1: Robert Noyes w/ Alexander, Haunter Trumpet Blossom -- Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. Trumpet Blossom Café, 310 East Prentiss St. Iowa...

Posted by LV Promotions | Aug 15, 2017

Iowa City's Witching Hour festival, a joint venture between Little Village and the Englert Theatre, announced the 2017 lineup today. The festival, now in its third year, celebrates the unknown...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Aug 15, 2017

Actor, director and writer Bruce Campbell has crafted a career out of a certain kind of off-beat character. As an actor, he doesn’t disappear into a role, but rather imbues...

Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Aug 15, 2017

Grey Area, a joint venture by Flat Black Studios and White Rabbit clothing store, is an unusual new festival taking place just outside of Iowa City on Aug. 18 and...

Hot Tin Roof
Posted by Hot Tin Roof | Aug 15, 2017

We drive down blackjack road, thin and winding, hemmed by the woven trunks of trees and a sheer drop. “It’s a beautiful town,” he says. “All these trees. The hills....

Dear Kiki
Posted by Dear Kiki | Aug 15, 2017

If I’ve wanted to be a prostitute for over 15 years (since my early 20s), I should do it, right? I mean, it stands to reason that this isn’t a...

Dear Kiki
Posted by Dear Kiki | Aug 15, 2017

My grandmother (whom I love very much) went to the latest Fifty Shades movie with her gal pals recently, and since then she’s expressed a gradually growing interest in the...