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Iowa City Weekender: November 23-24

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. I’ve decided to cut out Thursday this week because it’s Thanksgiving and well, nothing is really happening. For those of us who are staying in town, it’s going to be pretty quiet around these parts for the next few days. That said, there are still a […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 15-18

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. It’s shaping up to be a good weekend, and the weather is being refreshingly cooperative. Weather.com tells me the temperature will be in the mid-50s and sunny over the next few days, so that’s cool. Alright, time to move past the Weekender small talk weather report. […]

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Iowa City Weekender: Nov. 8-10

It’s another weekend already! Here’s another Weekender! Let’s get right to it then: THURSDAY Haley Bonar w. Rachel Marie // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $12 The Minnesota singer/songwriter, Haley Bonar has made quite a name for herself. Bonar writes and plays songs on either an acoustic guitar or an organ. When she’s not […]

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Iowa City Weekender: November 1-3

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Weekender. As you may know, the Englert has commissioned 31 artists to write songs for a compilation album about Iowa City. The appropriately named Iowa City Song Project features an eclectic track listing of original music by some of the most respected Iowa-rooted talent, including William Elliott Whitmore, Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, The […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 25-27

Hello and welcome to the “HalloWeekender!” If you’re planning on getting down in the name of Halloween, this is the weekend to do it. Over the next few days, I’m predicting that I’ll see 7 college aged Waldos, and crossing my fingers for at least two “Gangnam Style” guys. Is it weird that I can’t […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 18-21

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. It’s looking a little cold and wet out there at the moment, but we’re Iowans; we’re proud of our ability to tolerate anything the sky throws at us, right? Let’s take a look at what else the wind blows our way this weekend. THURSDAY Balmorhea w. Haunter, Kill […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 11-14

Welcome to this fresh edition of the Weekender. With the exception of Thursday night’s Alloy Orchestra show at the Englert, everything is local this week. With a couple of eerie film screenings and a new Samuel Locke Ward release called Double Nightmare, the season of spookiness is officially upon us. Hold on tight. THURSDAY Alloy […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 4-7

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender, and oh, is it an exciting one this week! This weekend you can pick and choose from world class comedy to world music and a whole lot in between. Mission Creek makes sure to stay on our radar with a killer indie show, the Barnstormer crew in Maquoketa […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 27-29

Welcome to another edition of the Weekender. There’s not much to lead in with this week, except that it’s a music-heavy one! THURSDAY The Dirty Three w. Dark Dark Dark // Gabe’s // 8:30 PM // $15 In 1994, Australian post-rock pioneers, The Dirty Three set off on a string of U.S. tours with a […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 20-23

Iowa City has plenty to offer this weekend, but we’ll get to that in a minute. As it turns out, some of our neighbors have pretty exciting things happening too. This is why I deem it necessary to implement an urgent… FESTIVAL WATCH! Maximum Ames Festival // Ames, IA // September 20-23 // $100 All […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 13-15

Hello dear Weekender readers. A new weekend is once again upon us. Pull out your planners. Mark your calendars. Tell Siri to remind you about the following: THURSDAY True West  // Riverside Theatre // 7:30 PM // 18 & Under $18, Over 60/Under 30 $25, Adult $28 True West follows the story of two bitterly […]

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Landfall Festival of World Music – September 19-22

The words “World Music,” when used as an all-encapsulating genre of music can often be tricky and misleading. How can so many unique sounds from all over the globe be compartmentalized into one simplified phrase? It doesn’t make sense, and that’s where the “World Music” festival comes in—the showcase of many of these sounds in […]

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