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Interview: Not Your Mother’s Craft Fair highlights chic, local artisans

Not Your Mother’s Craft Fair Old Brick Church — Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Now in its third year, Not Your Mother’s Craft Fair will once again bring together some of the area’s top makers, crafters and purveyors of handmade goods. Twenty-seven local makers are participating this year, with all the […]

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What’s next for Scout Men’s Store?

Scout Closing Sale Scout Men’s Store — Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13 The Scout Men’s Store has added a dose of contemporary men’s fashion and energy to the downtown Iowa City retail scene. Since September, they have offered high quality, “Made in America” menswear brands and hosted visiting trunk shows and even a […]

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Staff picks: 2016 Witching Hour festival

  Downtown Iowa City — Friday, Nov. 4 – Saturday, Nov. 5 Tickets available here Let’s just preface this by saying you should attend as many Witching Hour festival events as you possibly can. You may not know every artist or be familiar with every topic, but for those that choose to completely embrace the festival […]

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Just Announced: Daya to perform at Blue Moose on Feb. 25

Scope Productions kicks off its spring lineup with a performance by top 40 artist Daya at the Blue Moose Tap House on Feb. 25. The singer-songwriter’s hit single Hide Away broke into the Billboard top 40 earlier this year. Originally from Pittsburgh, Daya released her first full-length album (self-titled) earlier this year and has quickly […]

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Where to watch the Rose Bowl in Iowa City

A historic football season concludes with one final game. The Iowa Hawkeyes return to the Rose Bowl for the first time in twenty five years to play Stanford on January 1 at 3 p.m. CST. Thousands have made the trip out west to sunny Pasadena to cheer on the Hawkeyes. For all those sticking around […]

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I.C. Kings to headline holiday show this Thursday at Studio 13

I.C. Kings present: Holiday Packages Studio 13 — Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 p.m. This Thursday, the I.C. Kings — a drag king troupe based in Iowa City — bring their gender norm-challenging, highly entertaining act to Studio 13 once again for a specialty holiday event. The show, dubbed “Holiday Packages,“ will include all of […]

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Loebsack and Harreld to be featured at UI political symposium

Political Discourse: The Impact of Redistricting, Campaign Finance, and the Media Old Capitol Senate Chamber — Friday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. We all lament our broken political system. The overwhelming influence of the few through campaign finance. The disparity between the public’s desires and opinions, and the the public’s representation in […]

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Just announced: Vino Vérité film series brings ‘Uncertain’ to Iowa City

Uncertain FilmScene — Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. FilmScene has announced the latest installment of the Vino Vérité film series. Uncertain, a documentary about three men living on the margins in Uncertain, Texas screens at FilmScene on Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m. The film is the winner of several awards including the Albert Maysles New Documentary […]

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Just announced: Marilynne Robinson to give free lecture at the Englert on Dec. 9

The University of Iowa announced today that Pulitzer prize winning novelist and Iowa Writer’s Workshop professor Marilynne Robinson will give a free lecture at the Englert Theatre on Dec. 9 at 5:30 pm. The lecture, dubbed “The American Scholar Now,” is a late addition to the UI’s Creative Matters series. Robinson recently drew national attention […]

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Get ready for some Blues & Boogie Woogie

Chase Garrett’s Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp Englert Theatre, Nolte Academy, Sheraton Hotel — Nov. 13-14 Chase Garrett’s 6th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp is back in Iowa City with two days full of blues, jazz big band performances and a new boogie woogie dance workshop at Nolte Academy. The festival will […]

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Holiday movie ‘Up on the Wooftop’ makes its Iowa debut

Up on the Wooftop Premeire Paramount Theatre — Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. A feature-length holiday movie shot in Iowa premieres this weekend at Paramount Theatre. Up on the Wooftop, the family friendly tale of a talking dog who dreams of leading Santa’s sleigh, directed by UI alum Joe Clarke and produced by Iowa […]

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Funk, Soul and Rock n’Roll: The Main Squeeze perform at Gabe’s

The Main Squeeze Gabe’s — Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. Exuding the best elements of soul, funk and rock n’ roll, The Main Squeeze performs tonight at Gabe’s at 8 p.m. Originally from Bloomington, Indiana, the five-piece band makes its home in Chicago’s thriving live music scene. The group has become a staple on […]

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