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‘GRIT’ brings collaborative art to the Englert

GRIT The Englert Theatre — Sunday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. An interdisciplinary and collaborative experience will hit the stage at the Englert Theatre in a bold new performance on Sunday (tickets are $10). GRIT is the brainchild of choreographer Rebekah Chappell, composer Joshua Marquez and visual artist Dana O’Malley. The name, as well as […]

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Meet the Artists Series continues at CSPS

Meet the Artists CSPS Hall — Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Legion Arts will host the second in a series of talks sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council. Framed as “Meet the Artists,” these talks, given across the state, allow the public to engage with the 2015 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellows. The event […]

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Win tickets to another “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You”

Bob and the Trees FilmScene — Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. By now, we’re all fully aware that the nomenclature of the Best Film(s) Not Playing at a Theater Near You series that just wrapped up its 10th year at the Museum of Modern Art in New York doesn’t apply to us here in […]

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‘Vanguard of a Revolution’: Black Panther doc screens at the IMU

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution Iowa Memorial Union — Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. You couldn’t ask for better publicity: This past Sunday, Beyoncé took the field in a Superbowl halftime show that, among other things, paid visual homage to the Black Panther legacy. The backlash was swift and astounding. Even today […]

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Treat your valentine to some ‘Heart and Music’

Studio Cabaret Series: Heart and Music Theatre Cedar Rapids — Opens Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Studio Cabaret Series, which kicked off at Theatre Cedar Rapids last September, is back with a new installment titled Heart and Music. Led by director Lynne Rothrock (who stretches her own performance muscles next weekend, performing the […]

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A farewell to Stone Pharaohs

Closing Reception: Phil Ochs’ Stone Pharaohs Little Village HQ — Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. Drawings and paintings by local artist Phil Ochs have been on display at the new Little Village office since its opening in December. The series, Stone Pharaohs, depicts buildings in the Iowa City area that either are slated to […]

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The Maytags finally make it to Iowa City

Groovement, with The Maytags The Yacht Club — Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. The members of the Maytags — Dustin Smith, Andy Poppen, Tim Sanders, Nick Leo, Ben Chappell, Daniel Kreipke, Sam Mogerman — have been playing together off-and-on, in various iterations, for years, and you can tell. The tight, hot, soul-rock sounds on […]

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Interview: Spontaneity and flexibility drive Bobby McFerrin’s passionate curiosity

In 2008, the University of Iowa’s Hancher auditorium closed due to flooding. In the years since, the Hancher team has steadfastly continued to fulfill its vision of “striv[ing] to enrich the life of every Iowan through transformative artistic experiences.” […]

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The Headroom series kicks off its third year with highlights from the Ann Arbor Film Festival

Headroom Screening Series Presents: 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival 16mm Tour Franklin Miller Screening Room, Adler Journalism Building — Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. A touring collection of 13 short films makes its way to Iowa City on Friday from Ann Arbor, MI. The Ann Arbor Film Festival, founded in 1963, is the oldest […]

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Comic Con takes over the DoubleTree Hotel

Cedar Rapids Comic Con DoubleTree Hotel — Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Now in its second year, the Cedar Rapids Comic Con is bigger and better than before. Having exploded the confines of last year’s NewBo City Market space, it’s moving to the DoubleTree Hotel, for 77 vendor booths, 20+ gaming tables, a cosplay […]

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Just announced: Natasha Leggero and more to headline Floodwater Comedy Festival

Floodwater Comedy Festival Iowa City — Apr. 22–24, 2016 Iowa City’s Floodwater Comedy Festival is back for its second year of bringing a wide array of comedy programming and workshops to Iowa City. This year, comedian Natasha Leggero comes to town as the stand-up headliner. Known for her Comedy Central show Another Period (with Garfunkel […]

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