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ICCT’s ‘Dracula’ continues into its second weekend

Iowa City Community Theatre Presents: Dracula Johnson County Fairgrounds — through Oct. 30 Perhaps the quintessential story in the horror canon, Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula has gotten countless treatments from a wide variety of sources over the past 119 years. Everything from cereal and Sesame Street to faithful films and spin-off comic books have […]

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Interview: Lyle Lovett on Bob Dylan, Shakespeare and old vaudeville venues, ahead of his Cedar Rapids show

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Paramount Theatre — Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Texan Lyle Lovett began performing forty years ago this year, in the college town of College Station, where his alma mater, Texas A&M, makes its home. After four decades and four Grammy awards, Lovett is still full […]

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Inaugural Bike-in Theatre event to screen ‘The Milpitas Monster’

Bike-in Theatre: The Milpitas Monster PATV parking lot — Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Iowa City’s PATV Channel 18 (206 Lafayette St.) will be clearing out its parking lot tonight for its first Bike-in Theatre — an event that encourages area bicyclists to ride in to their lot for the B-horror and stay for […]

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‘Torrey Pines,’ a new film, comes live-scored to FilmScene

Torrey Pines, live scored by Your Heart Breaks FilmScene — Monday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. Clyde Petersen’s stop motion film Torrey Pines, which was Kickstarted into life in 2013, will be making a stop next week, on Monday, Oct. 24, at FilmScene. Torrey Pines is just coming off its world premiere as an official […]

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Interview: Grammy award-winning artist Esperanza Spalding discusses spontaneity, collaboration

Esperanza Spalding The Englert Theatre — Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Esperanza Spalding boasts a list of achievements that belie her age (she’ll be turning 32 just a week prior to her Iowa City tour stop). She’s won four Grammy Awards, including the first Best New Artist award to be bestowed upon a jazz […]

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Album Review: Flannel Season — Back Amongst the Dirt

Flannel Season Back Amongst the Dirt flannelseason.bandcamp.com I hear rumors that the ’90s are “in” again. Things seem to run in roughly 20 year cycles. When I was a kid in the ’80s, we were all obsessed with the ’60s; now my teenager tells me how lucky I was to have been a teen in […]

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Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes come to the Mill this Friday

Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes The Mill — Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. When it comes to Americana, Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes, hailing from the wilds of Seattle, WA, run the gamut of influences, with hints of everything from gospel and bluegrass to jazz and psychedelia. They will be hosted by […]

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Circle of Ash rises again

Circle of Ash Linn County Fairgrounds — opens Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ‘Tis the season to be terrified, and there is a flurry of activity happening in the eastern Iowa area with the single goal of scaring you as thoroughly as possible. Haunted houses, hayrides and (of course, because it’s Iowa!) corn mazes […]

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Comedian Eric André brings his wild irreverence to the Englert on Oct. 8

Eric André Englert Theatre — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Comedian Eric André, host of the Adult Swim hit The Eric Andre Show — which just entered its fourth season — comes to the Englert Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8. His irreverence is infectious. He’s bounced around some of the best comedy television in […]

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Iowa City Book Festival brings authors, presses from across the country

Iowa City Book Festival Downtown Iowa City — October 4 – 9 www.iowacitybookfestival.org When a certified City of Literature decides to throw a book festival, it doesn’t fool around. The 2016 event, which started on Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 9, is the stuff of dreams for bibliophiles of all stripes. The festivities kicked […]

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Puppeteer Basil Twist to lecture on creativity, technique

Creative Matters Lecture: Basil Twist UI Art Building West — Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Theatre artist and master puppeteer Basil Twist comes to Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 29 for a conversation as part of the University of Iowa’s Creative Matters Lecture Series, sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development and […]

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Former Iowa Writers’ Workshop instructor returns to town for an Iowa Writers’ House class

This weekend, the Iowa Writers’ House welcomes former Writers’ Workshop instructor Rebecca Makkai for a three-day workshop titled “The Basics of Fiction: For Newbies and Pros.” The class is designed to exercise fundamentals in a way that benefits both experienced writers and those starting from scratch. It will explore the solid architecture of narrative writing, […]

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