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This week in political activism April 12-16

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Start local by getting to know your county supervisors and city council Legislative Forum on Mental Illness Mercy Medical Hallagan Center (701 10th St SE, Cedar […]

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Introducing ‘The Village,’ coming Spring 2017

The Village is a flexible event space suitable for receptions, live music, theatre, trade shows, etc. Renovations are still underway on the main space, but the front space is now available for pop-up shops.

The Village is located next to Lion Bridge Brewing Company in the Czech Village. […]

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Celebrate spring by joining a community garden

Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a community garden? Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids all offer city-run options. Cedar Rapids Ellis Park — 916 Ellis Blvd NW (no running water) Squaw Creek — Hwy 13 and Golf Course Rd SE Tuma Park […]

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12th annual Benz Beer Fest hits Cedar Rapids this weekend

Benz Beer Fest Benz Beverage Depot — Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. For the 12th year in a row, beer enthusiasts from across eastern Iowa will gather at Benz Beverage Depot (501 7th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids) for an afternoon of sampling and camaraderie. Benz is renowned throughout the area for its broad selection […]

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NewBo holiday market to feature 80 local artisans

The holiday shopping season unofficially kicks off this week, and in anticipation, NewBo City Market (1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids) is holding holiday artisan markets offering locally produced gift options for shoppers. The holiday artisan market will open next Friday, Nov. 28 and go through Dec. 21. NewBo typically has guest merchants on weekends, […]

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The CRAM Files: What’s sizzling in Cedar Rapids

Now that August is here, summer feels like it’s slipping away. Make the most of these sunny days by attending a festival or taking an adventure to a quirky Cedar Rapids shop. Craig Erickson and Planet Pluto at Jazz Under the Stars Noelridge Park — Aug. 14, 7 p.m. (Free) Jazz Under the Stars is […]

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Cedar Rapids’ Super Fresh Culture Fest enters its third year

On a scale of 1 to 10, how “fresh” would you say you are? 1 being “not fresh at all” and 10 being “super fresh?” If you answered with any number other than 10, you need to check out the Super Fresh Culture Fest in Cedar Rapids, coming up this Saturday. Entering its third year, […]

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Loretta Lynn postpones Iowa Shows due to exhaustion

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has postponed both of her shows in Iowa this week due to exhaustion. The Grammy Award-winning artist was scheduled to play Tuesday in Spencer, Iowa at the Clay County Regional Events Center before heading to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday to play the Paramount Theatre. In a statement released Tuesday morning, […]

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