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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Arts & Entertainment

The results are in! Here are the winners of the 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Arts & Entertainment category, representing Little Village readers’ favorite businesses, organizations, people and places in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Health & Recreation

The results are in! Here are the winners of Little Village’s 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Health & Recreation category, representing voters’ favorite outdoor destinations, care providers and businesses in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Nine disability friendly businesses in Iowa City to visit this holiday season

Here are a few suggestions for feel-good holiday giving from Seen & Heard, a new community integration project run by Systems Unlimited, which works to increase visibility for people with disabilities in Iowa City. Every single day since the project began in August, we’ve been out meeting with community leaders, enjoying Iowa City’s cultural opportunities […]

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Becoming Roxie: For Iowa City’s Jason Seaba drag was a way to replace self-doubt with self-expression

It may be 2017, but tonight drag queen Roxie Mess is channeling her inner ’80s superstar. From the moment she takes the stage, she controls the crowd at Studio 13, the only gay bar in Iowa City. Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It To My Heart” blasts through the speakers. Roxie struts on stage in a skin-tight, neon orange dress with pink frills and huge blonde hair that seems to take up more space than her actual head. Her 4-inch heels make her tower above the crowd at 6-foot-9. Her makeup is just as bright and jarring as the neon dress and makes it impossible for anyone to look away as she dances across the floor and against the wall. […]

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Viewers watched Clinton, Trump face off as presidential race enters last six weeks

Voters watched the presidential candidates — Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump — face off for the first time last night in a national debate. And with the candidates on a split-screen with nowhere to hide, viewers had plenty of time to judge their facial expressions and reactions as well as […]

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Parade, pageant and performances round out Iowa City Pride Week

Iowa City Pride

Iowa City Pride Week 2016 kicked off this Monday with the Big Gay Bar Crawl and continues into the weekend with a parade, festival and multiple performances. In light of the tragic deaths and injuries that occurred Sunday morning at Orlando’s Pulse night club, free counseling will be provided during the Iowa City Pride Festival. […]

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Yo, IC! Where the party at? Your 2015 guide to New Year’s Eve in Iowa City

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner… and you’re still looking for plans? Well, look no further: Paris Je T’aime FilmScene — 4 p.m. $22 Bonne année! Join your fellow Francophiles for the third-annual Parisian NYE celebration at FilmScene. Countdown en français with champagne, pâtisserie and a livestream from the Eiffel Tower, followed by […]

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I.C. Kings to headline holiday show this Thursday at Studio 13

IC Kings

I.C. Kings present: Holiday Packages Studio 13 — Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9:30 p.m. This Thursday, the I.C. Kings — a drag king troupe based in Iowa City — bring their gender norm-challenging, highly entertaining act to Studio 13 once again for a specialty holiday event. The show, dubbed “Holiday Packages,“ will include all of […]

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