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Cedar Rapids events

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 24, 2017

Suzzy Roche and her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche are, of course, well aware of the famous musical figures in their extended family. From The Roches, Suzzy’s vocal group with her...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 21, 2017

The 10th season of Tales from the Writers’ Room kicks off, as it were, with 1st and 10, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, at CSPS Hall. Performances,...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 21, 2017

Room with a Brew returns to Czech Village and the New Bo neighborhood this weekend, and organizers are hopeful that the second edition of the event will not have to...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 13, 2017

BrewNost National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library -- Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Nicholas Lowry press photo Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry -- president of Swann Auction Galleries in New...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 12, 2017

Landfall Festival of World Music various venues -- through Saturday, Sept. 16 UK-based sitarist Roopa Panesar will give a demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at noon and perform Wednesday, Sept....

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 7, 2017

Each year, the African American Museum of Iowa uses its one and only annual fundraiser as an opportunity to honor African Americans from across the state who have made outstanding...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 6, 2017

Area college students of a literary bent will gather together at Mount Mercy University on Wednesday, Sept. 6 for a shared reading. The public is invited to attend the free...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 31, 2017

The 11th edition of the New Bohemia Art Festival will take over the NewBo district in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Sept. 3. Activities get underway at 7:30 a.m. with the...

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 Rob Cline | Aug 11, 2017

At the beginning and end of 'Conjure,' written by area poet and playwright Jennifer Rouse, the all-female cast joins hands and forms a circle, their faces turned inward toward one...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 11, 2017

Two impressive pillars in the Shores Event Center frame the playing area for 'Men of Tortuga,' the first production of the Foundry Forge, part of a new arts endeavor headed...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 9, 2017

This week, a new arts organization in Cedar Rapids will stage its first production. The Foundry Performance Laboratory presents Jason Wells’ Men of Tortuga under the banner of the organization’s...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 8, 2017

Fields of Yogis will host “Choose How You Grow,” co-sponsored by Little Village, an ambitious festival committed to all things yoga, Aug. 11-13 in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo District.

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 3, 2017

As our national discourse coarsens, it can be difficult to know how to best respond to hateful words and actions in public confrontations. Positive Words and Actions — a Cedar...

Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 3, 2017

Tournament of Drums Kingston Stadium -- Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The 2015 Colt Cadets perform at the Michigan City Prelim. -- video still Who says you need a...