Iowa City Weekender: July 15-18 2010

This weekend we have two of Iowa City’s main events for summer 2010, so we’ll try to include enough info and links here to get you primed for both of them.


Fans of the genre will find the best in festival-world-bluejazz jamz at Camp Euforia. Among the upsides: Camping, good vibes, a big light show, and a pretty diverse lineup including the big energy of one man hip-hop looper Heatbox – guaranteed to get your head bobbing and your jaw slacked – two spinoffs (consequences?) of the String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth and EOTO, the big-in-Colorado Mountain Standard Time, and string rockers Henhouse Prowlers.


Of course hosting the party will be former Iowa City band Euforquestra. Veterans of the festival circuit, they know what’s good – kudos to them for putting together an all-star lineup.

The downside: $55 advance, $75 at the door. I say get over it: It will feel like you went away for the weekend, and $75 is a cheap vacation, sorta, right? Whether or not it is the type of vacation you’d enjoy, well that’s up to you.

Perhaps you’d prefer the stay-cation?

If you are feeling bookish, your very own City of Literature will be on display all weekend at various IC locations, thanks to the…


Check out their incredible lineup of more than 40 readings and author events, taking place all across downtown: AUTHOR EVENTS LISTING

Little Villagers are participating in this weekend’s events as well!

Visit Book Vendors and Publishers, including Little Village! | 10 am – 6 pm | Gibson Square | FREE


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Saturday afternoon you can find us in Gibson Square (You know, between the UI Main Library and Burlington St?). We’ll have some LV t-shirts and a few “annual editions” of LV – An entire year of LV! – on display at our booth. Come say hi!

A Day in the City of Literature | Sunday | Downtown IC | FREE

A full day of events in Iowa City book stores, restaurants, parks, lecture halls, cafes…. Aw heck, see for yourself!

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: A Day in the City of Literature

oh my! Look at this! – Roast IC w/ Little Village Magazine | 3 pm | Prairie Lights Bookstore | FREE

The results are in for our Little Voices Writing Contest. Thanks to the ICBF and Prairie Lights Bookstore for their help with this event, and thanks to all the writers who submitted work.

“Roast of Iowa City” – ICBF Event Page

That’s right, the theme for this year’s contest was Roast This Town. “Roasts” were anonymously judged by LV editors and the winners will be reading them this Sunday at 3 pm, at Prairie Lights. Motley Cow Cafe has generously donated snacks, and the Times Club will be open, featuring fine wine, coffee and snacks. A wine-tasting will follow featuring Tom Lally of Okoboji Wines. If your pallet needs refreshing, he will help you find the perfect pairing for a summer day in the City of Literature. LV Contributor Yale Cohn will be the afternoon’s MC.

Please come say hi!

Whether you are feeling musical or bookish, make it a great weekend, Iowa City!

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