Iowa City, it’s been too long. We’ve missed you. But we had a good break. Hope you enjoyed your festivus, like the rest of us.
It’s January, so it’s time to make some resolutions. Here goes:
1) More weekenders. That’s right, we’re coming back after a short hiatus. And we’re starting this weekend, see below.
2) Exercise. Our fab intern Kelly Ostrem is heading up the Little Village Live Healthy exercise squad. Eat right, get movin’ and earn points. Wanna get in shape? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. First activity? Pond Hockey at 10am, Saturday at City Park (again, see below).
3) More exciting web activities. We signed up for a Twitter account today. We’ve got our Flickr account up and running. It’s time to use them. Stay tuned in 2009.
Without further ado, some further to-do’s…
Friday, January 16
Live dance, here in Iowa City, for free. How can you go wrong? It’s one of the small pleasures of a university town to have talented artists that would otherwise never be in a city of less than 500,000. Take advantage. Make Your Cake and Lie in It is a new show from local choreographer Eleanor Goudie-Averill of the Stone Depot Dance Lab, which will be exhibit along with work from UI MFA Painting candidate Nicole Donnelly. Other dance performances will be featured each night.
Saturday, January 17
Pond Hockey | City Park, Iowa City | 10:00am | Free
In our first official/unofficial promotion as part of Live Healthy Iowa, I’m heading down to City Park for a little pick-up hockey. Bring your skates and a stick. All skill levels welcome. Can’t make it that day? Email me at email@example.com and I’ll keep you posted on future pick-up.
Emma Goldman Choice Dinner | IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom | 6-9pm | $60 ($50 in advance)
Emma Goldman’s annual fundraising event is always a well-attended gathering of pro-choice folk. This year’s presenter is Jael Silliman an international women’s health activist. The price includes dinner and program.
Mannix | The Yacht Club, Iowa City | 7pm | $5
Check out local favs Mannix, Petit Mal, Lipstick Homecide, Happy Chromosomes and Victorian Halls at the Yackt Club this weekend. Mannix has been busy lately, and got a little ink in Little Village back in Novvember. Five bands for five bucks, and you can check out the upstairs.
Catfish Keith | The Mill, Iowa City | 8pm | $10
Local bluesman made good returns on tour to the Mill “for a night of foot-stomping, string-twanging original blues and roots music on his fleet of National steel and acoustic guitars.” If there’s one thing that could help me get through this bitter cold, it’s some nice twangin’.