Those of you that enjoyed Cinco de Mayo festivities anoche are well aware that this weekend is already in full swing. Big thanks to The Sullivan Gang for stopping by Little Village Live and getting Wednesday night off to a great start.
You know good and well the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle just can’t be beat, and you know the same can be said for this Spring weather in Iowa City… You want to go for a good bike ride, but you’re not sure where. Are you ready for all your problems to be solved?
UI Center for the Book Open House | UI North Hall Studios | 4:30-6:30 pm | FREE
The Center for the Book, a hidden gem on the UI campus is having an open house this Friday night. Find more info here
Roller Derby Documentary Screening and Meet & Greet | IC Public Library | 6-8 pm | FREE
Roller Derby star Lisa “Left for Deadwards” Edwards, of the Old Capitol City Roller Girls, presents a documentary all about the awesomeness that is roller derby! Check it out, and stay for the discussion to follow.
Embarrassment serves as that subject-matter that can be easily relatable across groups and brings to light things that are all too often kept secret or most certainly played down. Here is an opportunity to present to the public, as well as to our own egos, a moment of reflection on said matter—a look in the mirror, so to speak. The collection of works offers an opportunity to laugh, sigh, cringe, and maybe most importantly, to find solidarity in the “misfortune” of others. In our moments of stupidity, mistakes, and unfortunate circumstances, we feel isolated as we desperately look for a red herring to deliver us from the depths of our insecurities.
Humanilities is a group show featuring work by 7 artists:
**I can’t find any info online today, but the UI Graduate Painting Workshop on River St. is also having an open house this Friday night. Every semester this brings out some great work that’s totally worth checking out!
319 Music Festival | Wetherby Park (2400 Taylor Drive) | 12 am – 8 pm | FREE
Iowa City’s Southeast side welcomes you to the 1st Annual 319 Music Festival, dishing up an eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz, hip hop and more from local musicians.
There will be food, music, fun and hopefully some good weather at Wetherby Park this Saturday.
11:45-12:00 Joyful Noise, Unified Youth Drill Team
12:00-12:30 Der Dey Go
12:45-1:15 Rae and the Honeybees
2:15-3:00 Dave Moore and Dave Zollo
3:15-3:45 Kevin “BF” Burt
4:00-4:30 Saul Lubaroff and the Funk 4
4:45-5:15 Idris Goodwin
5:30-6:00 Agri Cultor
6:15-6:45 Midwest Quality
7:00-7:45 The Uniphonics
If you love live music, downtown Iowa City always has plenty to offer. Please take this opportunity to go enjoy a different scene, right here in town!
Also Saturday: Double Feature Freak Show Extravaganza | The Mill
6:00pm Talent Show and Cirque Stupendo complete with carny games, contests, and prizes
ALL AGES – KIDS AND FAMILIES WELCOME!
9:00pm Freak Show with Dr. Eli Calico Medicine Show, Cirque Stupendo, Les Dames Du Burlesque, Bones and Berries Sideshow Tent, Bunkhouse Boys and all the freaks and geeks you could ask for
North Liberty celebrates Iowans' least favorite time of year with a festival's-worth of physical, social and family-friendly events, including its first ice rink. Pre-registration begins Monday, Nov. 20.