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Little Village and Dead Coast Present: Willy Tea Taylor, Ryan Joseph Anderson and J.Aubertin

Willy Tea Taylor, with Ryan Joseph Anderson, J.Aubertin Cortado — Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. New baristas on the block Cortado (26 S Clinton St) will host their first live music event this Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m., in partnership with Little Village and Dead Coast Presents. Singer-songwriters Willy Tea Taylor, Ryan Joseph […]

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LV Presents: Advance Base at Public Space One

Advance Base and Karima Walker head to Public Space One on Friday, March 17 for a low key evening of solid songwriting and some of the most beguiling vocals in current music. Owen Ashworth, who from 2007-2010 spun his midwest melancholy as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, dropped his first record as Advance Base […]

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Drawing Board: Las Cafeteras Visit West Liberty Middle School (video)

Little Village Drawing Board highlights work being done to advance social conditions in Iowa. Here, Hancher brings Las Cafeteras to visit West Liberty School District — the first district in the state to offer a dual-language program. […]

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The Center for Afrofuturist Studies closes out a stellar year with Interstellar 3

Interstellar 3 FilmScene — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. Pack away your year of cares and get ready to dance — the Center for Afrofuturist Studies is celebrating! With a year under their belt now, the center is closing out 2016 the same way they welcomed it in: with a dance party of epic […]

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Opening Reception Friday for Lucas Underwood

Opening Reception for Lucas Underwood: Grappler Little Village HQ — Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Little Village is pleased to welcome the latest exhibit to our offices (623 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City). For the next month, we will be hosting Grappler, by Lucas Underwood, the third artist to brighten up our walls. Grappler, […]

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Studio Visit: Ceramacist Shumpei Yamaki fires his Anagama kiln (video)

Presented by Artifacts Just a couple of times each year, Shumpei Yamaki lights up his Anagama kiln for 4-5 days of continuous firing. The technique gives each individual piece its own unique, unpredictable finish. Yamaki is currently a resident artist at Scattergood Friends School and a member of the studio art faculty at Grinnell College. […]

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Little Village gets into the Book Festival spirit with annual reading, roast

Hot Tin Roof Reading Java House (211½ E. Washington St.) — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Seventh Annual Roast of Iowa City Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. Little Village is embracing the City of Literature, and we want you to join us! Our two annual Iowa City Book Festival […]

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The Witching Hour is nearly upon us! Second annual festival announces dates, early bird pricing

Last year, a new festival, co-presented by Little Village and the Englert Theatre, blazed an eerie trail through Iowa City and the festival-going world at large. Witching Hour bills itself as a festival that explores and engages the unknown, discusses creative process, and unveils new work in a range of disciplines and practices. The inaugural […]

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Le Youth brings a smooth West Coast vibe back to the Midwest for Flyover Fashion Fest

Le Youth The Mill — Friday, May 6 at 10:30 p.m. By Genevieve Heinrich Firmly planted in a ’90s aesthetic, Los Angeles-based Wes James, performing as Le Youth, grows from those roots into his own new and modern dance music. He brings a personal love of fashion with him to Iowa City’s inaugural Flyover Fashion […]

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Just announced: Little Village presents Laura Gibson with The Lonelyhearts and Alexis Stevens at the Englert

Little Village Presents: Laura Gibson with The Lonelyhearts and Alexis Stevens The Englert Theatre — Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. On May 19, the Englert Theatre, with presenting sponsor Little Village, welcomes songwriter Laura Gibson to the stage. The Portland, Ore. singer is currently based out of New York, and is touring in support […]

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