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Protest planned today at Eastern Iowa Airport following recent executive order

A protest is planned starting at 4 p.m. today at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids against the recent executive order affecting refugees, immigrants and green card holders (although the administration seems to have walked back restrictions on green card holders in statements made today). This protest follows several others across the country held […]

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Artists unite for The Hook’s ArtLOUD debut tonight

The Hook’s ArtLOUD!: Stories of Loss and Found Cedar Rapids Museum of Art — Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. One year ago, Cedar Rapids poet Akwi Nji had a GoFundMe campaign and a wild dream to unite writers and performers across eastern Iowa in The Hook, a creative storytelling platform that, according to its […]

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New Iowa City company brings ‘Tender Napalm’ to Public Space One

Tender Napalm Public Space One — Friday and Saturday Jan. 20-21 at 6:30 p.m. Philip Ridley’s 2011 poetic, surreal play Tender Napalm, presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, is the debut production of Lightswitch Theatre Company, a new addition to the vibrant Iowa City theatre community. Founded by University of […]

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The Women’s March gathers in Des Moines this Saturday

Women’s March — Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines — Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Moment of Silence and Walk up the Hill in Iowa City English Philosophy Building parking lot — Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 21, women will gather in Des Moines to join with others across the country […]

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SPT Theatre presents 14th annual Modern Salon at Brucemore

A Modern Salon Brucemore — starts Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Now in it’s 14th year, SPT Theatre’s Modern Salon is a beloved community event at Brucemore Mansion that hearkens back to traditions of years past. Salons — gatherings in homes to share culture and exchange ideas — started in 16th century Italy and […]

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Far From Fearless hosts other local bands for Hope for the Day benefit

Hope for the Day Benefit Concert Groundswell — Friday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Suicide prevention and mental health awareness organization Hope for the Day has partnered with Cedar Rapids metalcore act Far From Fearless for a benefit featuring 10 local acts at Groundswell Gathering Space and Youth Arts Venue (201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar […]

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Writers Resist! in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and across the country

Writers Resist! Iowa City Englert Theatre — Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Writers Resist! Cedar Rapids Dows Fine Arts Center — Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 marks what would have been the 88th birthday of minister, activist, Nobel Prize winner and renowned wordsmith Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The practice […]

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Wise men say only fools would miss the Elvis tributes this weekend

19th Annual Elvis Tribute and Fundraiser Gabe’s — Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. Elvis’ Birthday Tribute Night Uptown Bill’s — Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. The Magnetos Dick’s Tap and Shake Room — Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Well, uh huh! This Sunday, Jan. 8, would have been the 82nd birthday of […]

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Pullman brings back the roaring ’20s with a Prohibition-themed New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve Prohibition Style Dinner and After Party Pullman — Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. (Party at 10:30 p.m.) Ring in the new year with a hint of nostalgia at Pullman this Dec. 31. The popular Iowa City restaurant and executive chef Sepehr Sadrzadeh are putting together a fun and delicious event in […]

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Might as well jump: Group organizes winter break activities for the autism community

Iowa City Autism Community Winter Break Activities AirFX Trampoline Park (Hiawatha) — Monday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. Iowa Gym-Nest (Coralville) — Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. Brush and Barrel (Coralville) — Friday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. The Iowa City Autism Community (ICAC), which partnered with the Iowa City Public […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ closes out its Picture Show run at FilmScene

It’s a Wonderful Life FilmScene — Thursday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m. I remember being a wary, intransigent teenager the first time I saw It’s a Wonderful Life. I didn’t want to go to the small retro theatre a few towns over on a cold, snowy, winter’s night. […]

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