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Where to watch the Oscars — and strut your stuff — this weekend

You may already have a date with your cat, couch and host Jimmy Kimmel for Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but area Oscar parties may elevate the experience. Events will test your film knowledge, fill you with popcorn and insure you’ll have someone to talk to during the myriad commercial breaks.
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Explore Czech Village and New Bo destinations at Room with a Brew

Room with a Brew returns to Czech Village and the New Bo neighborhood this weekend, and organizers are hopeful that the second edition of the event will not have to contend with any weather issues. This year’s event is this Friday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The starting point is the NewBo City Market where there will be prize drawings and exhibitors and where participants can pick up a souvenir glass and a tour map. The self-guided tour includes four excellent examples of the urban living options in the district and four great eateries. The tour map serves as the ticket, granting access to the living spaces and securing participants two free beverage tastings and appetizers at the restaurants. […]

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Experience the musical variety of the 319 as festival fills Czech Village with sound

The sixth edition of Three One Nine Music & Arts Festival, which focuses on bands based in the 319 area code, will take over Czech Village on Saturday, July 29. The free, all ages event is presented in association with the Czech Heritage Association and will highlight a variety of musical styles including indie rock, metal¸ punk, electronic, hip hop, folk and more. […]

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Hundreds of Cedar Rapids homes, businesses in the path of the flood

The National Weather Service increased the predicted Cedar River flood level in Cedar Rapids by about one foot to 25.3 feet. The river is expected to crest Tuesday morning and fall back below flood stage by Friday. Nearly 400 commercial properties and 1,349 residences in Cedar Rapids will be in harm’s way if the Cedar […]

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