Throw on the snow tires this weekend, because there’s too much to do to stay at home. Head on over to the Close House to rattle your bones with the Back Room Bass Sessions, learn more about under-appreciated Black heroines at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, or catch a show with Iowa City’s only professional improv team! Top pick: ‘I F@#*ing Hate Shakespeare’ at Mirrorbox Theatre, in which playwright Gina Femia discusses how their experience with the Bard has shaped their origin story as a playwright.
The Weekender is sponsored by:
Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center
Campfire and S’mores
Jan 19 – 4:00pm
Join us for a campfire gathering with s’more fixings and activities near the Wickiup Wandering Wood’s nature playscape. No cost for the program but remember to register!
Book Review: ‘Music-Making in U.S. Prisons’ by Mary L. Cohen and Stuart P. Duncan
by Genevieve Trainor, Jan 10
In the 1864 novella Notes From the Underground, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky proposes the proto-existentialist notion of “perverse freedom.” There are never no choices in life, because one can always, at any time, choose to act against one’s own self-interest — to act in a way that’s contrary to all expected motivations.