‘Hate’ creator Peter Bagge is coming to Iowa City

Peter Bagge

Cartoonist Peter Bagge will discuss his new graphic novel, Women Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, at Prairie Lights on Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. The Harvey Award-winning cartoonist is most well known for his influential work within the American alternative comics scene throughout much of the late 20th century. Bagge first gained prominence after […]

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Old Capitol City Roller Girls mark fifth anniversary


If you’re looking for something to spruce up your weekend activities, Iowa City’s very own roller derby is something to see. The Old Capitol City Roller Girls will be playing Saturday, October 19 at the Coralville Marriott. As an added bonus, this event marks the team’s fifth anniversary, so there has never been a better […]

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This weekend: Aimee Mann to play the Englert Theatre

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann is set to appear at the Englert this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. for what promises to be an intimate performance from one of music’s most comforting voices. Still avoiding hyperbole, it can easily be argued that Mann’s voice belongs in the pantheon of instantly-recognizable styles that match hand-in-hand with the genre they occupy. […]

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One Iowa to host ‘Life After DOMA’ event in Iowa City

One Iowa, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, is hosting a “Life After DOMA” event at the Iowa City Public Library on October 25. One Iowa Executive Director Donna Red Wing will speak alongside Jason Dinesen of Dinesen Tax and Accounting about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and its […]

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Iowa City’s Fall Gallery Walk kicks off this weekend


Downtown businesses and art galleries will be opening their doors to the public this weekend for the annual Fall Gallery Walk. This year’s Gallery Walk begins Friday from 5-8 p.m. with 17 venues holding joint opening receptions. These receptions will showcase work by acclaimed artists specializing in mediums ranging from painting to digital design and […]

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Roast this town: Iowa City is going down on October 13

Roast this town!

Join us October 13 at Trumpet Blossom Cafe for Little Village’s fourth annual roast of Iowa City, hosted by Yale Cohn. Like years previous, Roast This Town brings out the best in Iowa City by imploring its residents to dish out their worst. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. as part of the October […]

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Innovative and absurd: An interview with Quintron


It’s difficult to put a finger on the mystery of New Orleans — the vast wasteland of the crescent city and its perpetual soirees are both alarming and captivating at the same time. Inventor and organist Mr. Quintron, along with his partner, peppy puppeteer Miss Pussycat, embody this spirit with their transcendent, R&B dance stomp… […]

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Mason Jennings returns to the Englert this Saturday

Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings is scheduled to take the stage at the Englert for a solo performance Saturday at 8 p.m. Having been recording for over a decade-and-a-half now, Jennings has toured the US extensively, but has always felt most at home in the Midwest. He currently lives in Minneapolis, and is no stranger to Iowa City. […]

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On The Beat: Live music highlights for October 2-15

Pieta Brown

The first half of October brings a wide variety of music to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Standing out are two duos and two full fledged bands: We have a pair of songwriting ladies from opposite ends of the world. […]

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