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Eastern Iowa Weekender! Open Gallery @ CSPS | MOSH For Striking Ingredion Workers | Rules of the Game





THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

The weather may be frenetic, but this weekend’s still got plenty to do! Whether you’re out surging through the slush on a winter cycling ride or taking in some art at CSPS and FilmScene, there’s plenty of opportunities for a great start to the year! Top pick: stop by the PS1 Close House and catch their MOSH fundraiser – all proceeds go to support striking Ingredion union workers in Cedar Rapids.
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IC FabLab

IC FabLab Winter Break Kid Camps

Dec 26 – Jan 6 – 8AM-5PM

Build, Create, Explore, Learn


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CSPS Hall

Open Gallery Reception

Jan 5 – 5:00pm

“Entanglements” Christina Farrell


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Opus Concert Cafe

First Friday Jazz

Jan 6 – 4:30pm

What better way to start each month, than an evening of jazz at the Opus Concert Café.


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Giving Tree Theater

Game Night

Jan 6 – 7:00pm

Put together your team of up to four players and join us for a night of fun. On our Game Night, teams will compete in a variety of different games for the chance to win prizes.


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La wine bar & restaurant

Tom Spielbauer – 2022 Iowa Blues Challenge Champion

Jan 6 – 7:30pm

Don’t miss the 2022 Iowa Blues Challenge champion (solo)- Tom Spielbauer, in this local send off party for his trip to Memphis!


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Sidekick Coffee and Books

Reading & Signing w/Dasia Taylor

Jan 7 – 10:00am

Join Dasia Taylor for a reading and signing of her page in the the latest edition of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls!


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Bike Library

Stay Cozy Winter Cycling Group Ride

Jan 7 – 4:30pm

Stay Cozy Winter Cycling Group Rides are led by the Iowa City Bike Library’s Stay Cozy mentors or anyone in the community who is interested in encouraging winter riding.


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PS1—Close House

MOSH Fundraiser for Striking Ingredion Workers

Jan 7 – 7:30pm

All proceeds go to support the striking Ingredion workers!


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Rules of the Game

Jan 8 – 4:00pm

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners.


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Online

Grant Wood Country Forum

Jan 9 – 6:00pm (CST)

This online series is for anyone interested in learning and responding, conversationally or through creative writing, to the enduring legacy of Grant Wood, as well the history and culture of Iowa.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Little Village’s best videos of 2022

In November, Little Village bid a fond farewell to our beloved and super-talented staff videographer Jason Smith, who accepted a position with the University of Iowa Center for Advancement as a multimedia specialist.
We plan to spend the holidays misty-eyed while rewatching the wonderful videos he created over five years at LV, from insightful studio visits to vivid event coverage to powerful collaborations.




Book Review: ‘Oblivion’ by Robin Hemley

by Lily DeTaeye, Jan 5
What to say about Robin Hemley’s Oblivion? The University of Iowa Writers Workshop alum’s 16th book was released this year on Gold Wake Press. And although it’s short in pages, the novel is not short on big ideas.

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