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THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

There’s a jam-packed weekend ahead, so plan your time wisely! The final Camp Euforia has finally arrived, after a long pandemic delay. Don’t miss this chance to bid a fond farewell to a festival that has become an institution.




Camp Euforia

Camp Euforia

Jul 14 – Jul 16 –

The final year of Camp Euforia, Iowa’s longest-running independent music festival. 2022 will be the festival’s 17th and final year.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Ponyo

Jul 14 – 3:30pm

During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo.


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The Tuesday Agency

An Evening with Deidre DeJear and Lyz Lenz

Jul 14 – 6:00pm

Join us for a discussion with Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear in conversation with Iowa’s Lyz Lenz.


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Gabe's

Ratchet Dolls

Jul 14 – 7:00pm

Ratchet Dolls perform at Gabes


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Prairie Lights Bookstore

Dan Campion

Jul 14 – 7:00pm

Please join PL for a reading and conversation with Dan Campion to celebrate his new book of poems A Playbill for Sunset.


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Solon Main Street Gazebo

Beef Days 2022

Jul 15 – Jul 16 –

The Solon Beef Days event grew out of a 1971 celebration planned and put on by four civic groups in Solon trying to revitalize an “Old Time Celebration.”


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PorchLight

Prompt for the Planet: A Writing and Planting Workshop for Kids

Jul 15 – 1:00pm

Prompt for the Planet: A Writing and Planting Workshop for Kids


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Tree of Five Seasons

Refuse Defeat: Line the Street

Jul 15 – 4:30pm

Reproductive rights rally in Cedar Rapids. Hosted by Taking Our Bodies Back


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Happy Hollow Park

Emma Goldman Clinic Summer Benefit

Jul 15 – 5:00pm

Join us for a fun, outdoor social event. Enjoy libations, lawn games & light refreshments in the company friends.


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CSPS Hall

Sewn Together: Fashion Show

Jul 15 – 6:00pm

Sewn Together features 12 local clothing designers and shops. Live music and DIY workshop at CSPS Hall.


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The Lucky Cat Comedy & Events

Improv: Wisenheimer

Jul 15 – 7:00pm

Improv with the Quad Cities’ Wisenheimer!


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Gabe's

Deterioration w/ Traffic Death, Acoustic Guillotine, Night of the Living Shred

Jul 15 – 7:00pm

DETERIORATION [ American grindcore legends ]
TRAFFIC DEATH [ Iowa crossover royalty ]
ACOUSTIC GUILLOTINE [ Iowa sludgegrind lords ]
NIGHT OF THE LIVING SHRED [ Co. Springs Thrash ]


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The Englert Theatre

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Jul 15 – 7:30pm

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards,


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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Vladislav Bláha and Tanja Drobysh Performance

Jul 15 – 7:30pm

Internationally renowned Czech guitarist, Vladislav Bláha, along with Tanja Drobysh, will perform a variety of classical, Latin-American, jazz, and folk pieces.


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The ArtiFactory

Body Parts

Jul 16 – 10:00am

WE JUST CAN’T GET OVER OURSELVES!


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Wilson's Apple Orchard

Flower Fest at Wilson's Orchard & Farm

Jul 16 – 11:00am

Please join us for our Flower Fest July 16th!


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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Fragments from a Women’s Diary: Telling Our Immigrant Stories in Song

Jul 16 – 2:00pm

This interactive workshop delves into the power of immigration, war, and displacement first in six women composers and then exploring our own stories.


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Iowa City Public Library

Self Managed Abortion Kit Making Day

Jul 16 – 3:00pm

Self Managed Abortion Kit Making Day w/a guest speaker


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Sidekick Coffee and Books

Reading w/Emi Watanabe

Jul 16 – 4:00pm

Join author Emi Wantanbe at Sidekick for a reading, conversation, and signing!


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Gabe's

Illiterati Fest

Jul 16 – 7:00pm

Illiterati Fest: A multi-band festival all benefiting the Iowa City non-profit, Inside Out Re-Entry Community.


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The Englert Theatre

Spoon

Jul 16 – 7:30pm

Spoon’s tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is the band’s purest rock ’n roll record to date. Texas-made, it is the first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown of Austin.


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Willow Creek Theatre Company

Girlies for Emma Goldman

Jul 16 – 8:00pm

It’s time to stand-up for abortion rights! Girlies for Goldman is a night of fun comedy, led by some of Iowa City’s premier female comedians


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NewBo City Market

Bikes & Bloodies

Jul 17 – 10:00am

Biking is not only a great form of transportation, but also a way to stay healthy and fit. So, grab your helmet, hop on your bike and stop by the NewBo City Market for Bikes and Bloodies!


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Backpocket

Hits & Hops Outdoor Workout

Jul 17 – 11:00am

Join us for a free community workout with 9Round Kickboxing and celebrate with a beer!


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Craft'd

Afternoon Tea with M.B. Henry

Jul 17 – 1:00pm

Join for a conversation with Cedar Rapids-native author M.B. Henry on Sunday, July 17 at 1 PM.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Distant

Jul 17 – 4:00pm

Mahmut is a relatively successful commercial photographer who has been struggling to come to terms with the growing gap between his artistic ideals and his professional obligations.


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The James Theater

Deb Talan of The Weepies w/ Dan Padley

Jul 17 – 7:30pm

Join us at The James for a night of new music with Deb Talan! Following a decade of performing with beloved indie pop-folk duo The Weepies, Deb Talan is taking the stage as a solo artist.


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Iowa City Public Library

The Parking Spaces public art project – a panel discussion

Jul 18 – 5:00pm

Join the artist behind the public art project The Parking Spaces for a panel discussion about why listing matters.


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Prairie Lights Bookstore

IWP Summer Institute Mentor Reading

Jul 18 – 7:00pm

IWP Summer Institute Mentor Reading with Chandrahas Choudhury, Sanam Maher, AND Dini Parayitam


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Jugglers of the world gather in Cedar Rapids for 75th international juggling festival

by Natalie Dunlap, July 11
Juggling enthusiasts of the CRANDIC are in luck as professional jugglers across the globe head to Cedar Rapids this week for the 75th annual International Jugglers Association Conference.




Album Review: FlyLife — ‘A Different View’

by Chris DeLine, July 13
“Cause who the fuck gon’ save your family if it isn’t you?” raps FlyLife on the title track from his recently released album. “I know it’s usually guns and drugs but this a different view.” The song serves as the culmination of a broader idea, each prior track helping to redefine a concept of what it means to be successful.




Album Review: William J Locker — ‘BRAINWASH’

by Genevieve Trainor, July 13
Those of us of a certain age who spent any time on the rave or club scenes during their heyday are familiar with that distinct sensation of coming out the other side of a night of partying, with the sun starting to rise and the DJ lifting the music along with it to something bright and effusive.

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