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Interview: Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker rings in the holiday season at Hancher

The Nutcracker Hancher Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. In 1987, Chicago’s renowned Joffrey Ballet premiered their version of The Nutcracker at the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium. Now, nearly 30 years later, they’ve […]

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Updated: PS1’s annual Awkward Portal auctions area art

Awkward Portal art auction and community potluck Public Space One — Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. UPDATE: The auction will now be exhibited through Friday, Nov. 18. The originally planned closing event on Saturday, Nov. 12 has been changed to a community potluck focused on art action and creating a safe place for discussion, […]

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Comic by local artists Ben Mackey, Sean Lewis optioned for television

Artist Ben Mackey, a frequent Little Village contributor who’s illustrations most recently graced issue 203’s Weird Al interview, and writer Sean Lewis, who in June was named interim artistic director of Riverside Theatre, are staples of the arts scene in Iowa City. Recently, their work together has been garnering a lot of press outside of […]

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‘The Taming’ offers up equal parts hilarity, humility and hope

The Taming Riverside Theatre — through Sunday, Nov. 13 In 2013, the United States was a seemingly very different place. It had one thing in common with our country today, however: It felt as though all of the partisan bickering couldn’t possibly get any worse. In October of that year, the government shut down for […]

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Ben Harper performs in Cedar Rapids on Thursday in support of Clinton

Ben Harper Iowa Brewing Company — Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2:45 p.m. In the latest round of celebrity get-out-the-vote efforts here in Iowa, folk/blues musician Ben Harper will be appearing in Cedar Rapids for a concert at Iowa Brewing Company (708 3rd St. SE) in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Harper, who’s most […]

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Whimsical new design exhibit opens Thursday at CSPS

Opening Reception: The Illuminated Paintings of the Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram CSPS Legion Arts — Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. Chicago artist Julia Anderson-Miller’s charming ink, pencil, watercolor and acrylic designs first appeared as illustrations in the 2014 Ice Cube Press publication The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram, a collection of the witty […]

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Interview: Pussy Riot discusses human rights, protest art ahead of Witching Hour

Pussy Riot: In conversation with Jessica Hopper The Englert Theatre — Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. In February 2012, Russian political performance group Pussy Riot staged a show at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior as a protest against church officials’ support of the policies of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Three of the five […]

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Interview: Rapper Psalm One emphasizes healing through art, giving back ahead of Witching Hour show

Psalm One The Mill — Friday, Nov. 4 to 10:30 p.m. Rapper Psalm One released The Death of Frequent Flyer in 2006 on Rhymesayers, the label she was on at the time. A decade later, she’s freshly label-less and taking flight, with a massive output and an unwaning popularity. She came to Iowa City during […]

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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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