to the


Mission Creek

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 10, 2017

The concluding night of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival was hosted by the Englert, and as usual drew a full crowd. The closing acts face the daunting challenge of being...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 10, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival rolled through the weekend and is now in the books. Saturday was Community Day and featured many free events, sponsored by Little Village. There were...

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 10, 2017

Mission Creek’s offerings last night provided attendees with three presentations of timeless joy.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 8, 2017

Day four of the 2017 Mission Creek Festival boasted The Cool Kids, Pieta Brown, DIIV, Tennis and more!

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 8, 2017

Amidst the bustle of a busy week of Mission Creek, Friday night’s musical possibilities included a night of pleasant music that seemed to emphasize ephemerality.

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 7, 2017

The 2017 Mission Creek Festival hits the half way mark with the legendary Margaret Cho, Cloud Nothings, Mykki Blanco and plenty more!

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 7, 2017

Cloud Nothings on stage at Gabe's on the thirst night of the Mission Creek Festival. Thursday, April 8, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. On the third night of Mission...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 6, 2017

Day two of Mission Creek featured legendary Wu Tang clan member Ghostface Killah, Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney, ambient musician Lawrence English, the annual Writers Of Color readings and more!

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 5, 2017

Enter the soundscape of Hexa, an industrial and bodily-minded collaboration between musicians Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart (of Xiu Xiu). Hexa was first brought together to create an audial response...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Apr 5, 2017

Mission Creek Festival 2017 is off to a great start with Andrew Bird, Hexa, Preoccupations and more.

Posted by Daniel Boscaljon | Apr 5, 2017

At 6 p.m. on April 4, Joe Tiefenthaler opened Mission Creek 2017's Hancher component with a short statement about the enduring importance of the arts in terms of building what...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 2017

Sci-Fi Colab Motley Cow -- Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. University of Iowa associate professor Eloy Barragán and junior dance major Angelia Mahaney created the dance portion of Motley...

Posted by Kent Williams | Apr 4, 2017

Mykki Blanco has gained prominence in the past few years as an artist that blows up conventions — in the hyper-masculine world of hip hop, she’s queer, HIV positive and...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Apr 7, 2016

Generifus/Us-mode/Liv Carrow Trumpet Blossom Cafe -- Thu., Apr. 7 at 8 p.m. Video still from Generifus "Extra Bad" The Mission Creek Festival may seem to have swept through the entirety...

Saul Williams - Illustration by Cheryl Graham
Posted by Heather Byrd Roberts | Apr 7, 2016

Saul Williams Q&A Prairie Lights -- Sat., Apr. 9 at 4 p.m. Saul Williams with Psalm One, Akwi Nji & Lovar Davis Kidd The Mill -- Sat., Apr. 9 at...

Terry Zwigoff
Posted by Adam Burke | Apr 6, 2016

Illustrations by Adam Burke Mission Creek: An Evening with Terry Zwigoff FilmScene -- Thurs., Apr. 7 at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) In 2001, a New York Times article...