Denny Naughton and Friends CSPS Legion Arts — Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. “The first show I did was a talent show,” Dennis Naughton said, reflecting on his adventures as a ventriloquist. His mother had some advice after that fledgling performance. “Maybe next time you shouldn’t read the routine out a joke book,” she […]
Here’s one way to get your art noticed: have the President of the United States call your work “disgraceful.” That’s what happened to Dread Scott in 1989. His installation, What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?, invited viewers to write comments in a blank notebook. […]
On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., a portion of The Wood Problem will be presented as a staged reading at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion with Bradley, Grant Wood Art Colony Founder Jim Hayes and University of Iowa Art History Professor Joni Kinsey. The event is free. […]
Under the direction of Rachel Korach Howell, the cast of the Giving Tree Theater’s production of the play successfully balances the script’s humor — which often asks the characters to slide toward caricature — with its more serious concerns.
There are eight candidates vying for mayor of Cedar Rapids, ranging in age from 27 to 71 and representing a variety of backgrounds and professions. Here’s a brief look at your options when you enter the voting booth on Nov. 7.
Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) will hold its 10th annual local food banquet on Friday, Nov. 3, at Mercy Medical Center’s Hallagan Center (701 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids) beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for the banquet are $40. […]
According to Steve Feller, a professor in the Coe College physics department, an annual tradition on campus began in the mind of a student. “The Playground of Science was a Coe student’s idea,” Feller says. “Her name is Sara Campbell. The first year, we had 400 attend, and it went into the low thousands within in three years.” […]
Songwriter, guitarist and folksinger Shindell returns to CSPS Hall on Wednesday night for a concert presented by Legion Arts. Tickets are still available — $18 in advance and $22 at the door — for the concert, which begins at 7 p.m. Shindell will be joined by Marc Shulman on electric guitar. […]
When it comes to Halloween, you might be on the lookout for floating phantasms and the like. But floats of a different kind will celebrate the spooky holiday as the Halloween Parade wends its way through the streets of the New Bohemia District and Czech Village on Friday night, Oct. 27. […]
The notion of Framework frames the new juried exhibition at the Gilded Pear Gallery in the Cedar Rapids Med Quarter District (808 3rd Ave. S.E.). Lauren Tucci, gallery assistant and inventory manager, is the coordinator of the show. She says the framework theme arose as waters rose in Cedar Rapids in September 2016. […]
Pang! CSPS Hall — Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 and 8 p.m. Pang!, a production made up of three live radio plays about families struggling with hunger, will have its world premiere performances this weekend at CSPS Hall in the New Bohemia district of Cedar Rapids. Legion Arts, […]
The Heartland Marimba Quartet — the only professional marimba quartet in North America — will present a concert at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy (1841 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids) on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. The concert is free, but a $15 donation is suggested. […]