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Weekender, May 6: A foraging walk with the Coralville Community Food Pantry, the Corridor Jazz Project’s student concert, FilmScene in the Park

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Explore Motown, jazz, eco-art, contemporary ballet and more with this weekend’s selection of the finest events from local venues and artists! If you know of an upcoming virtual, outdoor or otherwise safely distanced event that you’d like to see in the Weekender, email lv@littlevillagemag.com to tell us about […]

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Cortado: ¡Por favor, pongan cumbia!

Y cuando llegué al trabajo ví a la Maritza bailando la cumbia sampuesana de Aniceto Molina. «La cumbia sampuesana, la que bailan con ganas», se escuchaba por el parlante de la cocina del restaurante. El sonido del acordeón de Aniceto Molina era electrificante, contagioso, rebosante. Maritza daba pasos pequeños, movía lentamente las caderas, y luego […]

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The Coralville Community Food Pantry offers music, poetry and dance in exchange for support fighting food insecurity

Over the last several years, the food insecurity rate in Johnson County was dropping. According to interactive maps from the organization Feeding America, it went from 13.9 percent in 2016 down to 8.2 percent in 2018 and maintained that in 2019. But a projection the site ran for the impacts of COVID-19 predicted a rise […]

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Inspired by hymns, farmland and Enya cassettes, Des Moines musician Annalibera is a retrofuturist mastermind

Nebraska native Anna Gebhardt is the mastermind behind Annalibera — a decade-long recording project that is synonymous with herself, and which also performs as a band. She came across the name via Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera, the title of a piano piece by Italian 12-note serial composer Luigi Dallapiccola, which translates as “The Musical Notebooks […]

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Weekender, April 22: A reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets, Grant Wood Fellow Johnathan Payne, a playlist for Earth Day

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium Happy Earth Day! Enjoy your weekend outside by exploring with the kids, rallying to support your community or listening to a live sonnet reading. It all honors the earth! If you know of an upcoming virtual, outdoor or otherwise safely distanced event that you’d like to see in […]

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Weekender, April 15: Mirrorbox’s ‘Credible,’ Blame Not the Bard, a reading with Maria Kuznetsova

THE WEEKENDER Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium This weekend’s vibe is decidedly brainy, so I hope you brought your thinking caps. Prairie Lights presents readings from Maria Kuznetsova and Andrea Bajani; Grow Johnson County teaches teen gardeners the ropes; Art in the Afternoon presents Jason Snell, a multidisciplinary programmatic and AI creator; Dasia Taylor, Iowa […]

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