Well folks, sometimes you get so busy you don’t have a whole lot of time for fun, or in the case of this week, time to even think about the fun. This week was one of those weeks, so in abreviated fashion, here are a few options for your Friday and Saturday nights.
Friday, September 5
Nancy Lindsay | Chait Galleries, Downtown Iowa City | 6-8pm | Free
Iowa landscape artist Nancy Lindsay will give a demonstration of her techniques and an history of her style at the Chait Galleries downtown. Workign primarily in oils with a luminous palette and a loose brush, Lindsay fuses American impressionism with an Iowa sensibility.
Public Property | Ped Mall, Downtown Iowa City | 6:30-9:30pm | Free
The Summer of the Arts draws its last breath with this free outdoor concert. Jam with Iowa City’s best-known reggae, hip-hop, funk fusion band. If you’re a faithful follower, this is your chance to sing and dance with the other Propheads for free. But, even if you’re reggae knowledge stops with Mr. Marley, you’ll enjoy the high-energy show.
Saturday, September 6
Field to Family Chef at the Market | Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, Iowa City | 9:30-10:30am | Free
Follow Red Avocado chef Dave Burt at the Farmers Market as he shops for locally-grown fresh ingredients and demonstrates simple recipes on the spot.
Todd Warner Moore | Uptown Bill’s Small Mall | 7-9pm | Free
Join Iowa City musician Todd Warner Moore at one of Iowa City’s well-hidden music venues: Uptown Bill’s Mad Hatter Room. Moore’s mellow acoustic set is good for a low-key date and a cup of coffee.
These are Powers | The Picador | 8pm | $10
These Brooklyn noise rockers take the stage with openers Petit Mal and Glass Trees. The band’s sound has been described as ‘ghost punk’ and, like it or not, it’s certainly unique. I can’t attest to whether it’s good or bad noise really, since I’m no expert, but it isn’t boring.
Sunday, September 7
Poker Run | Eagles Club, 225 Hwy 1, Iowa City | 9:30am-6pm | $10 buy in
The poker craze may have died down a bit over the last few years, but anyone looking for a game can still find one in the back rooms of the local service clubs. Sunday’s Poker Run will raise money for The Heart Connection Children’s Cancer Program which provides summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. Registration is 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., last in by 4 p.m. There will be a raffle starting at 4 p.m