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Winterland headlines Halloween performance at Yacht Club

Winterland Iowa City Yacht Club — Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. There’s something fitting about Winterland performing at Yacht Club for Halloween. For those not familiar Winterland is a Grateful Dead tribute band, whose lead singer bears a striking resemblance to Jerry Garcia himself. Winterland specializes in a specific range of Grateful Dead music […]

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1 Million Cups meet-up at FilmScene connects entrepreneurs and artists

1 Million Cups FilmScene — Wednesday, October 28 9 a.m. It’s a simple but ambitious idea: If entrepreneurially minded individuals can connect over cups of coffee — lots of coffee in fact — then they just might turn caffeine into progress. 1 Million Cups is a free weekly program at which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas […]

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Distinguished Israeli author Etgar Keret to give free lecture this Thursday

The Creative Matters Series returns with a lecture featuring Israeli writer Etgar Keret this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Iowa’s Art Building West (Room 240). Considered a leading voice of young Israel, Keret is a prolific writer… […]

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Plans for new Ped Mall public art installation unveiled

This Thursday at FilmScene, the City of Iowa City unveiled plans for a new public art installation for the Ped Mall’s Black Hawk Mini Park. The art project was designed by internationally known artist and architect Cecil Balmond of the London-based Balmond studio, and is set to be installed in 2017. Photos courtesy of the City […]

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Experimental filmmaker Vanessa Renwick to kick ass at Headroom Screening Series

The Headroom Screening Series, an experimental and new media film project, will screen work from Vanessa Renwick at the FilmScene on Saturday at 7 p.m. In her bio, Vanessa describes herself as a “Daughter of the American Revolution” and “Founder and janitor of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass.” Vanessa resides in Portland, Ore. and […]

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10 must-see events at the 2015 Iowa City Book Festival

  The Iowa City Book Festival runs from October 1-4, and with so many events happening in and around town, how do you decide which events not to miss? With any great festival, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is real. But fear not! Let the curators at Little Village be your guide. All of the […]

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Wetherby Park seeks volunteers to help maintain Edible Forest project

photo by Robert Couse-Baker

Wetherby Park Day of Service Wetherby Park — Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. In recognition of the National Day of Service set for Sept. 11, Backyard Abundance and Iowa City’s Parks and Rec. Department are inviting area residents to Wetherby Park from 3-5 p.m. this Friday to help maintain its Edible Forest project. Founded […]

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New Jackson Pollock documentary debuts at FilmScene

Jackon Pollock

A new documentary about one of Jackson Pollock’s most famous paintings, Mural, will debut this Friday at FilmScene at 5:30 p.m. Jackson Pollock’s Mural: the story of a Modern Masterpiece is a 30-minute film — created by local artists and filmmakers — about the iconic painting and its history at the University of Iowa. The […]

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Brooks Strause to play The Mill this Thursday

Brooks Strause The Mill — Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ($7) Iowa City-based singer-songwriter Brooks Strause returns to The Mill this Thursday at 9 p.m. Strause, an Iowa native who’s been performing since he was 13, has opened for such acts as Dawes, William Elliott Whitmore, Simon Joyner, Poison Control Center and Mac DeMarco. […]

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