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Exhibition provides a glimpse inside Iowa prisons

An ongoing art gallery displayed in the Little Village Iowa City office challenges society’s conceptions of people living in prisons. “A Glimpse Inside: Art Produced in Iowa Prisons,” which will be on display through January, is a collection of works produced by Iowa prisoners, including many from the Oakdale and Mt. Pleasant facilities. […]

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Combined Efforts Theatre presents ‘Shell Shocked,’ a new play by Janet Schlapkohl

A new play opening this Friday at Combined Efforts Theatre was the result of a talk that theatre founder Janet Schlapkohl presented on shell shock to the Society of Medicine in Iowa City. Combined Efforts — an inclusive theatre for actors of all developmental abilities — opens ‘Shell Shocked’ on Friday, Dec. 15 and it runs through the weekend. […]

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SCWPro’s ladder match redux comes to Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon

SCWPro, a wrestling promotion out of Scott County, returns for its second bout in Iowa City this weekend, at the Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon. Tickets are $10. The 14-year-old promotion has previously featured such notables as WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, who founded the associated wrestling academy the Brave and the Bold. […]

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Putting hashtag activism at the center of the conversation

With the almost daily revelations about well-known men who have sexually harassed (and worse) women, it can be hard to get a larger perspective on what The New York Times has called “The #MeToo Moment, ” named for the Twitter hashtag people have been using to share their experiences with harassment. Gaining perspective on the moment will be the subject of a panel discussion at the Iowa City Public Library on Monday. […]

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Musician Fiona Grey likes her pop dirty, with a theatrical flair

Chicago native Fiona Grey is excited to be back in the Midwest. She’s bounced between Los Angeles and Chicago for several years now, and her music career is based in LA. But, “I still consider myself a Midwestern girl,” she said in a recent conversation with Little Village. Grey’s current tour brings her through Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 30 with a 7 p.m. show at the Yacht Club. Tickets are $8. […]

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Get your game on this Saturday at RADplay

RADplay RADinc. — Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. Iowa City game developers will celebrate their community at RADinc. on Nov. 11 with RADplay, an event showcasing work by local and regional developers. Donations are accepted to help cover costs for the event, but admission is free. In addition to games, some short films and […]

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Documentary-focused nonprofit New Mile Media Arts to hold official launch party

University of Iowa filmmaker Kevin Kelley just won his second Emmy award this year, for Mural, a documentary about the UI’s iconic Jackson Pollock painting. Now, Kelley is poised to launch a new non-profit dedicated to exactly what he does best: making documentaries. […]

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RADinc.’s Halloween party will benefit the Rape Victim Advocacy Program

This Halloween, no matter what your costume, you can be a superhero by partying at RADinc. in support of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP). A $5 donation gets you access to the event, which kicks off fairly early in the evening at 8 p.m., as well as a drink (attendees are also welcome to bring their own drinks). […]

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‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ is uncomfortable in all the right ways

Riverside Theater opened its production of Circle Mirror Transformation last weekend, with Angie Toomsen directing. The piece takes place in an acting studio where a rather dysfunctional group of amateur students has gathered. One of the students, James (Tad Paulsen) is married to teacher (Nina Swanson), the revelation of which sets the tone for what is to be a play that is funny on the surface but extremely uncomfortable underneath. […]

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Alchemy Strength and Conditioning holds rowathon to support DVIP, RVAP

This Sunday, Oct. 29, Alchemy Strength and Conditioning (2325 James St., Suite 6 and 7, Coralville) will be hosting a fundraiser for the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) — two Iowa City organizations whose budgets have been hit hard by state and federal funding cuts. […]

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