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The Wonk brings the love to Trumpet Blossom Cafe

This will be the first show in Iowa City for any Wonk lineup incarnation, and Poole looks forward to bringing her music, as well as her new, collaborative sounds with Applegate, to Trumpet Blossom. Poole looks forward to this tour and the new sounds that it might bring to her longer-standing work. […]

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Celebrating 10 years of Cedar Rapids EcoFest

As the weather warms up and Earth Day approaches, many Iowans will be emerging from winter hibernation, re-engaging with the rich landscapes and vibrant communities around them. However, the winter melt reveals both new grass and the previous month’s litter, reminding Iowans of how much work must be done to care for the ecosystem around us. […]

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Room to play: Critical Hit Games moves to larger space in heart of downtown

In its surprisingly well-lit, expansive, new underground space, Critical Hit’s walls are lined with games, with the middle of the room now devoted entirely to seating and play space, for new customers or those who attend their weekly gameplay events. […]

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Nothing sweeter: Luisa Caldwell finds art in candy wrappers

Composed of two separate pieces, Curtain Call and Folly, Caldwell’s installation showcases the intricacies of movement, composition and highly textured sculpture in three-dimensional space. Her work for this installation was largely done using candy wrappers, collected with the help of friends, family and city street litter. […]

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Stephanie Burt prepares to see her poetry in motion with Mission Creek’s visual poetry synthesizer

Adulthood is complex. Often, as adults, we leave behind the people we were in childhood, and focus our identities forward to who we think we should be. Dr. Stephanie Burt, poet, literary critic and professor of English at Harvard University, would say “Fuck that.” […]

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Home is where the art is?: Exploring UI theme semester American Dream through notions of home

Saturday, March 16 will see the first installment of Going Home, a three-part series of conversations hosted collaboratively by UI’s Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and MERGE, seeking to find a common ground somewhere between the university and the Iowa City community. […]

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Get in sync with nature’s rhythms at the Spring Physics Demo Show

At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a public talk on Nature’s Rhythms. This talk will include physical demonstrations, a chance to ask questions and a raffle offering science-themed toys for a few lucky participating children. […]

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Groundbreaking silent films interpreted anew with music from the Awful Purdies

The Awful Purdies, the all-female Midwest folk scene staple ensemble, will be accompanying silent movies by female film pioneers on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. as part of Film Scene’s Women’s March events. Tickets are $15. […]

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Five questions with: Muireann Ahern, director of ‘They Called Her Vivaldi’

Sunday, March 10 will bring an exciting, one-day-only performance to Hancher Auditorium. Irish theater company Theatre Lovett will make their Iowa City stop, one of just seven on their North American tour, sharing their original production ‘They Called Her Vivaldi,’ a playful narrative full of adventure and magic. […]

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Dante Powell kicks off Floodwater with live album recording

Despite chilly weather and slippery sidewalks, the Iowa City comedy scene will be bustling with activity Feb. 27-March 2, as the 2019 Floodwater comedy festival kicks off its annual events. This year, Des Moines-based comedian Dante Powell will be recording his first comedy album at The Mill in Iowa City as part of the festivities. […]

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Disease, Death and Darwin: Dr. Sharon DeWitte on her upcoming talks

Rarely would the average person, when stopped on the street and asked about their ideal Friday afternoon, think to mention attending a talk about analyzing the skeletal remains of medieval Black Plague victims. However, at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, the people of Iowa City will have the chance to do just that. […]

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