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FilmScene’s second annual ‘Eye Opener’ event features brunch, awards ceremony, short film by Don Hertzfeldt and more

The Eye Opener FilmScene — Sunday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. This Sunday, FilmScene will host its second annual “The Eye Opener” community appreciation event. Executive Director Joe Tiefenthaler says the event is a perfect, informal way to reconnect with the arts community. “What better way to remember the films, partner events, volunteer and board […]

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Surviving Thanksgiving with a special diet

Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, lactose intolerant, celiac or just plain picky, the holiday season can be extra stressful if you don’t eat the way “everyone else” does. But Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a stressful, passive-aggressive — or aggressive-aggressive — mess. There are many ways to ensure your health and happiness while eating the […]

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Cedar County Cobras to celebrate new album with two shows this weekend

Cedar County Cobras The Mill — Friday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. Gabe’s — Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 p.m. Call it “acoustic rockabilly,” or call it “dancing blues.” However you describe Cedar Country Cobras’ sound, you have to call it infectious. Made up of two guys, a gal and a small army of string […]

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Tonight: UI Indian Student Alliance hosts Diwali celebration

Diwali 2015 The Iowa Memorial Union — Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The University of Iowa’s Indian Student Alliance will be hosting a Diwali celebration tonight. Although the five days of the Diwali celebration ended last night, Friday, Nov. 13, tonight’s event aims to give students who celebrate Diwali a fun, communal space in […]

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Secular Students at Iowa to host ‘Graveyard of the Gods’

Secular Students at Iowa, a student group for agnostic and atheist Hawkeyes, is hosting a “Graveyard of the Gods” event to kick off Halloween weekend. The event will feature headstones for gods who are no longer widely recognized or worshiped. The display is a response to Pascal’s Wager, a theory asserting that there is at […]

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FilmScene to screen Austrian horror hit ‘Goodnight Mommy’

Goodnight Mommy FilmScene — October 16, 23 and 30 at 11 p.m. Goodnight Mommy is an Austrian film (Rated R, German with English subtitles) that tells the story of twin boys who doubt the woman recovering from plastic surgery in their home is, in fact, their mother. While their mother (or is she?) convalesces following […]

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ICPL to host Internet safety and privacy classes for adults

The Iowa City Public Library will be holding computer classes for adult learners this October. The classes will cover an array of topics, including internet safety and the physical mechanics of computers. Four classes are to be offered, starting today, Oct. 7, and running through Oct. 30. Class times vary to accommodate differing work schedules, […]

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Jon Wayne and The Pain to play the Yacht Club

Jon Wayne and The Pain Iowa City Yacht Club — Thursday, October 8 at 10 p.m.  With a kickass name and a relaxed, fun sound, Jon Wayne and The Pain have been gathering a robust fanbase for nearly a decade. The group hails from the Twin Cities, but their sound is not what you’d expect […]

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DVIP to host events throughout October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 22, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) will host events in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, partnering with local organizations and businesses like Raygun, Hy-Vee, Lucky’s Market and the Iowa City Public Library. This year’s theme is “Bystander Intervention,” with DVIP programs set to educate the public on how […]

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Under ONE Sky to host Global Goals event

Under ONE Sky UI Pentacrest Lawn — Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. This Thursday, University of Iowa students will celebrate the eve of the United Nations announcement of their new Global Goals. The event, Under ONE Sky, is hosted by the University’s ONE group: an organization that focuses on public awareness of poverty and […]

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