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Cinco da Blues supports KCCK’s blues library

One listen to Gloria Hardiman’s voluminous voice is really all the impetus you need to head out to the Mill on Saturday, May 5 for the first Cinco da Blues fundraiser for radio station KCCK (tickets $20). But the Chicago blues great isn’t just performing for Cinco da Blues — she was also a driving force behind its creation. […]

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LV Recommends: The Agape Café, 25 years of free, feel-good fare

Iowa City’s Agape Café proves true to name. Since 1993, the café, located in Old Brick Church on Market Street, has been serving free, restaurant-style, made-to-order breakfast to the Iowa City community on Wednesday mornings, 7 to 8:30 a.m. […]

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Alchemy Strength and Conditioning holds rowathon to support DVIP, RVAP

This Sunday, Oct. 29, Alchemy Strength and Conditioning (2325 James St., Suite 6 and 7, Coralville) will be hosting a fundraiser for the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) — two Iowa City organizations whose budgets have been hit hard by state and federal funding cuts. […]

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Brian Fest continues to grow in its fifth year

For the fifth year running, Matty Cretzmeyer will be honoring the memory of his brother, Brian, in downtown Iowa City with a fundraising concert for the Brian Cretzmeyer Trust for Young Musicians. […]

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UNESCO City of Literature benefit to feature William Elliott Whitmore, Iris DeMent, the Recliners and more, all covering Bob Dylan

This Wheel’s on Fire, a benefit concert for the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, will be at the Englert Theater this Friday, April 28. Keeping in tune with the legacy of Bob Dylan in both music and literature, southeastern Iowan musicians will be performing exclusively Dylan covers from all eras of his discography — with the players reinterpreting the flavors and inflections of the legendary folk artist. […]

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Fundraiser at Uptown Bill’s ahead of NAMI’s Day on the Hill

Ahead of a summit on Iowa’s capitol hill to lobby for mental health advocacy, local organizers have set up an event at Uptown Bill’s (730 S Dubuque St) showcasing music from Sarabeth Weszely, readings and information on mental health. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. All money received from donations will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Iowa. […]

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PEACE Iowa and the Family Folk Machine host benefit concert in Iowa City

PEACE Iowa Benefit, featuring the Family Folk Machine Old Brick — Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. The Peace Education and Action Center of Eastern Iowa (PEACE Iowa) will host a benefit concert at the Old Brick Church in Iowa City (26 E Market St) on the evening of Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., with […]

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Enjoy a play, support local food and build community this weekend

Iowa Valley Global Food Project Fundraiser Old Capitol Senate Chambers — Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Johnson County welcomes the Iowa Valley Global Food Project with a fundraiser on Feb. 12 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers at 2 p.m. The project will build community and increase access to local produce in Johnson County […]

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Party to fight the pipeline this weekend

Environmental and social justice organization Indigenous Iowa has two events planned in Iowa City this weekend, featuring speakers and musical guests. One will take place at Trumpet Blossom Cafe and the other at Blue Moose Tap House. Dave Zollo, Ralston Creek Ramblers and Strange Brew Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Jan 14 at 6 p.m. […]

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Canine couture: Rescue dogs strut their stuff for a cause

Fashion to the Rescue Iowa River Landing — Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Twelve rescue dogs will take a walk down the runway Friday, Dec. 16, showcasing the work of local designers brought in by the Iowa Fashion Project (IFP). Proceeds from the Fashion to the Rescue event will be split between the IFP […]

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The Center for Afrofuturist Studies closes out a stellar year with Interstellar 3

Interstellar 3 FilmScene — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. Pack away your year of cares and get ready to dance — the Center for Afrofuturist Studies is celebrating! With a year under their belt now, the center is closing out 2016 the same way they welcomed it in: with a dance party of epic […]

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