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Savage Hearts resurrect a beloved Valentine’s Day tradition

“My concept of bluegrass is a little bit looser than others,” Savage Hearts frontwoman Annie Savage said in a phone call. Her own band is variously self-described as “spicy” and “bluegrass meets honkytonk.” […]

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PAWS for Love Silent Auction and Gala funds vet care and equipment for Cedar Rapids shelter animals

Saturday marks the seventh annual PAWS for Love event, which raised $20,000 last year from 250 ticket sales and 150 auction items. CRACC Program Director Diane Webber expects even more guests this year to bid on 180 items.
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Recipe: Instant Pot sesame chicken for two, when going out is just too much work

Try this romantic Instant Pot stay-in style sesame chicken for two (since you’ve both progressed long past fighting for elbow room in oversold, prix fixe seatings, but you don’t want the local delivery since they’ve been to this address three times this week and it’s only Wednesday and yes they totally notice hence the passive-aggressive number of plastic flatware sets they’ve been assuming with your order).
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LV Staff Picks: Hot date ideas to wow your valentine

Sick of the same old same old? Want to shake up your Valentine’s Day? Little Village staff share their favorite oddball date ideas. Start the day early together When your partner knows everybody it can be difficult to find space for just the two of you. So I recommend finding the time, rather than the […]

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Make a pop-up card for your valentine at the Friday Night Craft Party

Friday Night Craft Party: Pop-Up Valentines Home Ec – Friday, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Join paper-crafters for a pop-up card-making party at Home Ec in Iowa City on Friday night. Instructor Emily Martin, who also teaches at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, will show crafty students simple ways to cut paper to […]

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Alt-rockers Local H crash Gabe’s for Valentine’s Day

Local H

Looking to put a slightly grungy twist on Valentine’s Day? Bring your date (or your single self) to Gabe’s this Saturday at 9:30 p.m. to catch Local H — mainstays of the ’90s alt-rock scene. The Chicago duo, now consisting of frontman Scott Lucas and drummer Ryan Harding, are touring in support of upcoming album, Hey, Killer, set to be released April 14. It will be Harding’s first album as part of the band, having just replaced long-time drummer Brian St. Clair…
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On the Table: Where to dine with your Valentine

Chocolate Torte

It’s Valentine’s Day — again! If you are like many people, you’ll probably be putting on (slightly) nicer clothes and celebrating what is certainly the most romantic day of the year with a meal that will leave you and your dining companion feeling thoroughly stuffed. Even if you hate this holiday as much as some […]

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Flea market brings vintage, antique goods to Cedar Rapids

Vintage, antique and repurposed artifacts: That’s what people can expect find at Revival on the River, a flea market this weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids. Revival on the River launched last July, and the flea market has gained attention in the area. “We were fortunate enough to be […]

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