Advertisement

Alumni of the Cedar Rapids Emerald Knights to perform at Tournament of Drums

Tournament of Drums Kingston Stadium — Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Five drum corps units from across the country will gather on Friday, July 29 at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids (907 15th St. SW) for the second year of the newly-revived Tournament of Drums. The program showcases the musicianship and marching skills of […]

Read More…

Iowa City’s most raucous Celts, Wylde Nept, set to rock The Mill

Wylde Nept The Mill — Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m. It’s always a raucous party whenever Wylde Nept comes to town. This time, they’ll be at The Mill on Saturday, July 23 for a set kicking off at 9 p.m. Often, Nept’s revelries are associated with some special event, such as their legendary Halloween […]

Read More…

Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre steps into the Shakespeare fray with ‘Twelfth Night’

Twelfth Night Uptown Theatre — opens Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Mistaken identities, separated twins, cross-dressing and crossed garters will cross the stage this weekend in Twelfth Night, Or What You Will at Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre. William Shakespeare’s early 1600s madcap comedy kicks off on Thursday, July 21 at the Uptown Theatre in […]

Read More…

Album Review: The Maytags — Love Lines

The Maytags Love Lines www.themaytags.com Seven-piece Des Moines band The Maytags continues their rise to the top of the modern soul scene with their full-length debut, Love Lines, out July 1. Frontman Dustin Smith told me in February that, when recording all in analog (as this album was done) there’s “no excuse not to have […]

Read More…

The future of rock: Youth music festival in Cedar Rapids

Riley Smith Youth Music Festival NewBo City Market — Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Alburnett, Iowa native Riley Smith is returning to his roots to headline a festival filled with some of eastern Iowa’s most exciting rising talent. Smith, known to many for his role as Markus Keene on the TV show Nashville, will […]

Read More…

Jen P. Harris closes exhibit and launches catalog

Jen P. Harris: Closing Reception and Catalog Launch Legion Arts CSPS Hall — Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Iowa City-based artist Jen P. Harris closes out her exhibit at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids this Sunday with a reception, an artist’s talk and a newly published catalog. The event runs from 2–4 p.m. Harris, […]

Read More…

Celebrate the summer solstice with Grow: Johnson County

Solstice Party and Open House Grow: Johnson County farm — Sunday, June 26 a 1 p.m. Grow: Johnson County, an organization formed over the last year to work towards and strategize ways to combat hunger in Johnson County, is inviting the public to a Solstice Party and open house event at their farm (4811 Melrose […]

Read More…

Fans to boldly go to Riverside for the 32nd annual Trek Fest

Trek Fest XXXII Hall Park, Riverside — June 24–25, 2016 We’re less than 212 years out from the birth of the greatest fictional captain (with apologies to Captains Ahab, Kangaroo and Mal Reynolds), and the annual celebration of his legacy is once again about to go into full swing. On Friday, June 24, at 5 […]

Read More…

Eastern Iowa sees an explosion of local theatre this weekend

Once upon a time, in a land much like ours, summer was a down time for the theatre community. You’d have an outdoor Shakespeare production, perhaps, but by and large, companies drew down the curtain for a few months, especially at community and amateur theatres. Those times are gone, and this weekend is a phenomenal […]

Read More…

See ‘Cock,’ support the community

RHCR Theatre presents: Dreamwell Theatre’s Cock Artisan’s Sanctuary — Friday and Saturday, June 10–11 at 7 p.m. This April, Dreamwell Theatre in Iowa City presented the final show of its 2015-16 season, a well-received production of Mike Bartlett’s 2009 Cock. The play is, essentially, a traditional drawing room comedy about the sort of people who […]

Read More…

If it’s summer, it must be Arts Fest!

Iowa Arts Festival Downtown Iowa City — June 3–5 You’ve probably kicked the A/C on already at least once, and barbecue grills have been fired up across town with a vengeance … but there’s no surer sign of the start of summer than the Iowa Arts Festival, which explodes into downtown Iowa City this weekend. […]

Read More…

A droll stroll: Mount Vernon celebrates its chocolatiers for the seventh year

Seventh Annual Chocolate Stroll First St., Mount Vernon — Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The seventh annual Chocolate Stroll, sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, once again celebrates chocolate, its makers and those who love it. The event runs from 10 a.m.–4 p.m on Saturday, June 4 in downtown Mount Vernon. In […]

Read More…