Iowa City Weekender: December 20-22

The obvious theme this week is “The End of a World,” which seems to be driving scientists crazy. So the world is probably not going to end, but it’s fun to pretend! Hope everyone is staying warm and safe as we enter this wintery weekend.


Miguel Soria w. History, Alexis Stevens, Rachel Marie // The Mill // 9:00 PM // $6

Songwriter/poet, Miguel Soria is back in town from New York and will be putting on a rare musical performance. Joining Soria will be the beautiful and talented Alexis Stevens, who just returned from two months on the road supporting her latest self-titled album. Fellow beautiful and talented songstress, Rachel Marie will play some songs, as will History (members of Wandering Bears and The Western Front), who are also beautiful and talented.


End of the World Party // The Mill // 9:00 PM // Free

This should be a fun/cheap/drunk way to spend a Friday night. There is no cover to get in, and there will be some pretty awesome deals ($1 PBR pints and $3 shots of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam or Jose Cuervo). There will be a Nintendo 64, fully equipped with Mario Kart hooked up to a projector, and it sounds like there will is potential for a dance party.


Home Alone // Englert // 3:00 PM // $5

The Englert, in association with Film Scene and Iowa City Downtown District will be screening a holiday classic. After the movie, attendees are encouraged to head over to The Mill for a pizza party. Free pizza!? Little Kevin would be pleased. Here’s the IMDB synopsis of the movie, just for fun:

It is Christmas time and the McAllister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.

See you in another life, brother.

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