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 play The Mill on Saturday

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

Laura Gibson plays the Englert Theatre on May 19

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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Iowa Music Project announces 2016 Songwriting Showcase honorees

Iowa Music Project

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Results for the Iowa Music Project’s 2016 Songwriting Showcase are in! After fielding more than 200 submissions, curators at the Iowa Music Project have narrowed their list down to 25 finalists (plus two bonus tracks from Halfloves and Middle Western, performing at the June. 2 IMP launch party). The 25 finalists — […]

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Lineup announced: Little Village presents Mission Boutique on Saturday, April 9

On Saturday, April 9 an exciting mix of musicians and writers will offer free pop-up readings and performances at downtown retail locations, presented for the second year in a row by Little Village and the Mission Creek Festival. Check out the lineup below, and keep your eyes and ears open next weekend for these intimate, […]

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Crowded Closet: Where thrifting supports nonprofits at home and around the world

Crowded Closet

Crowded Closet (1213 Gilbert Ct.), is an Iowa City nonprofit thrift and international gift store that has been operated by area Mennonites since 1978. It’s a familiar stop for many Iowa City thrifters, but some might not realize that all of Crowded Closet’s profits are donated in support of aid organizations — some across the street, and others around the world. […]

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