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Iowa City’s new board game cafe is now open

Iowa City already had excellent stores for gamers, but unlike a lot of other college towns, it didn’t have a board game cafe near campus. The changed on Saturday, as Fortuna Board Game Café officially opened its doors on the Ped Mall. Fortuna’s owner, Justin Ford, is originally from Michigan and has moved to Iowa […]

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Faith in art inspires a new eastside gallery/studio

“I wanted a studio,” said Bella Vine. Ask and ye shall receive. Now she directs a cluster of studios, an art gallery and oversees Art Expressions: The Art Experience and Learning Center, which provides classes for artists of all ages at Taag Studio and Gallery. Taag, which stands for Towncrest Area Artists Group, is located […]

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Iowa City Fall Gallery Walk Begins Friday

artisans gallery

The Fall Gallery Walk begins this Friday at 5 p.m., providing an excellent opportunity to check out the downtown Iowa City art scene. The walk is a collection of art receptions held at 20 downtown venues, many of which hold art exhibitions year-round. Artwork by both local and national artists will be on display. […]

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Three November shows to warm your cold, cold heart

Black Dahlia Murder

If you’re in the mood for something decidedly more fast-paced, and potentially seizure inducing, head over to the Blue Moose for a full evening of melodic death metal and thrash revival. Known for experimenting with the genres of Scandinavian-style death metal and metalcore, The Black Dahlia Murder have been growling their way into the hearts of metal fans for well over a decade. Their latest LP Everblack features strobelight paced rhythms, frenetic key changes and maniacal growling. The album’s lyrics are brimming with horror film based imagery and as a whole is reminiscent of death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse, with whom they have tour […]

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