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Cedar Rapids

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

Community members harvest carrots. -- photo courtesy of New Pioneer Coop Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 5, 2016

Benz Beer Fest Benz Beverage Depot -- Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Photo by Didriks For the 12th year in a row, beer enthusiasts from across eastern Iowa will...

NewBo City Market
Posted by Celine Uhl | Nov 21, 2014

Nearly 80 guest vendors will sell their goods at NewBo's holiday market. -- photo by neoterrar The holiday shopping season unofficially kicks off this week, and in anticipation, NewBo City...

The-Quarter-Barrel
Posted by Casey Wagner | Sep 10, 2014

There are bars with arcade games and arcades with bars. And then there are “barcades,” establishments that Chris Ellis, co-owner and brewer of...

Rick Stewart's Ice Box Challenge
Posted by Shauna McKnight | Aug 14, 2014

An independent candidate has emerged in Iowa by way of Rick Stewart. The Cedar Rapids resident and former CEO of Frontier Cooperative Herbs is looking to...

The CRAM Files
Posted by Sarah Driscoll | Aug 8, 2014

Sirus Fountain paints at the 2013 NewBo Arts Fest. -- photo courtesy of Jim JacobmeyerNow that August is here, summer feels like it’s slipping away. Make the most of these...

The Cram Files
Posted by Sarah Driscoll | Jul 16, 2014

The city of Cedar Rapids has seen a number of important upgrades over the past couple of years. If it has been a while since your last visit, here are...

The Bros. Landreth
Posted by Max Johnson | May 21, 2014

You’ve heard of Anglophiles and Francophiles, but have you ever heard of a Canadaphile? Assuming you love our neighbors to the north (because who doesn’t?)...

Super Fresh Culture Fest
Posted by Max Johnson | Apr 23, 2014

R.A. the Rugged Man performs at the 2013 Hip Hop Kemp Festival. -- photo courtesy of Rusty Shack On a scale of 1 to 10, how "fresh" would you say...

Loretta
Posted by Drew Bulman | Oct 29, 2013

Loretta Lynn has sold 48 million albums worldwide since 1960. -- photo by Third Coast Daily Country music legend Loretta Lynn has postponed both of her shows in Iowa this...

Chris the Conquered
Posted by Matthew Steele | Jul 18, 2013

Central Iowa staple Chris Ford (a.k.a. Christopher the Conquered) has a couple of shows scheduled for Eastern Iowa in the next week, one this Sunday at The Mill...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jun 13, 2013

When singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips performed at CSPS Hall last month in Cedar Rapids, he was so moved by the story of the 2008 floods that he wrote...

Madeleine Albright
Posted by Drew Bulman | May 16, 2013

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will visit the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library this weekend in celebration of the newly opened exhibit, "Read My Pins: The Madeleine...

Posted by Kent Williams | Mar 14, 2012

Imperfekt Tunes For Improvement MicHandRecordings.com Imperfekt is a hip-hop MC that produces his own beats. Though locally there are several examples—Rahlan Kay and Coolzey come to mind—it isn’t a common...

Posted by A.C. Hawley | Mar 2, 2012

ABBA are not coming to Iowa City this month, but everyone else is. As I sat at the Pressed And concert at the Mill on Feb. 7, I watched a...

Posted by Kent Williams | Sep 4, 2011

New Bohemia is beginning to show signs of life. On the corner of 12th Street, there are the Parlor City Pub, Capone’s Restaurant and the Chrome Horse Saloon, making the...