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Riverside Theatre announces upcoming season, pays tribute to longtime location in virtual gala

In years past, Riverside Theatre held a spring gala called Diamonds and Denim to raise funds and preview their upcoming season. This year, social distancing guidelines didn’t allow for an event quite so glamorous, so Riverside took their 2020 fundraiser virtual, rebranding it the Sweatpants and Slippers Gala. “There’s a lot of nostalgia about this […]

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Wine, dine and donate: Brix contributes more than $13,000 to fellow downtown businesses and arts organizations

When Nick Craig, owner of Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar in Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood, was making plans for his girlfriend’s April 19 birthday, he knew the couple couldn’t celebrate the way they would under normal circumstances. He and Lacy Laughton would usually mark the occasion by going to a performance or eating at […]

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Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase: Megan Gogerty of Riverside Theatre speaks into the void

In support of Riverside Theatre, playwright, comedian, actor and professor Megan Gogerty performs at home in part two of the Downtown Iowa City Arts Showcase — a series of performances inviting community contributions to local artists, and to the nonprofit arts organizations that support their work year-round. Support Riverside Theatre To support Megan Gogerty: Venmo: […]

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‘Thespians can boogie, too’: Riverside Theatre and HomeBrewed team up to support Free Shakespeare

If you’ve attended a fundraiser in the Iowa City area in the last several years, there’s a better-than-average chance that you’ve heard the sounds of HomeBrewed. They’ve played shows for CommUnity’s Project Holiday meal campaign, for Strengthen • Grow • Evolve, for the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness and many other […]

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