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THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

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.
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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!


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Waterloo Center for the Arts

Freedom’s Daughters: Gallery Talk & Reception

Jan 19 – 5:30pm

This cycle of paintings by Cedar Rapids, self-taught artist Kathy Schumacher depicts largely unknown Black heroines from the Suffrage to Civil Rights in United States.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Within Our Gates

Jan 19 – 7:00pm

Mark your calendar for the screening of Within Our Gates, the earliest surviving feature film by an African American director.


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Coe College Sinclair Auditorium

Theresa Pfarr, Opening Reception

Jan 20 – 5:00pm

Artist talk and opening reception, Friday 1/20, 5-7pm


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Mirrorbox Theatre

I F@#*cking Hate Shakespeare

Jan 20 – 7:30pm

Through the lens of different Shakespeare plays, Gina discusses how their experience with the Bard has shaped their origin story as a playwright. 30-min talkback after the show.


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The Englert Theatre

An Evening w/Dan Knight

Jan 20 – 7:30pm

Composer, pianist, educator and Steinway Artist Dan Knight has built a worldwide reputation as “one of the finest solo pianists in the world.”


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PS1—Close House

Back Room Bass Sessions

Jan 20 – 8:00pm

Back Room Bass Sessions Vol 3.1


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Gabe's

Americature w/Good Devils & The Slow Retreat

Jan 20 – 8:00pm

Americature with Good Devils and The Slow Retreat


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Coe College Sinclair Auditorium

Paintings by Jack Hayes and Sam Weis

Jan 21 – Mar 10 – 4-6pm

Gallery Open Daily


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FilmScene—Chauncey

The Picture Show: An American Tail

Jan 21 – 11:00am

A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz and his family emigrate from Russia to the United State by boat after their home is destroyed by cats.


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Hancher Auditorium

STOMP

Jan 21 – 2:00pm

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, and utterly unique while appealing to audiences of all ages.


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The Englert Theatre

Englert Local Showcase Series w/Younger, Sophie Mitchell, Death Kill Overdrive

Jan 21 – 7:30pm

Experience the best of Iowa City’s local music at the historic Englert Theatre! Each performance in the event features the brightest of Iowa City’s emerging artists.


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Willow Creek Theatre Company

LADY FRANKLYN Improv Show

Jan 21 – 7:30pm

Lady Franklyn takes the stage for an unscripted show, improvised comedy at it’s best! A hilarious show you that you will never forget


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CSPS

Knights of the Round Pasties: NSFW

Jan 21 – 8:00pm

Join the Knights of the Round Pasties as they explore the various professions both safe and unsafe!


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Elray's Live & Dive

CJ Solar

Jan 21 – 9:00pm

Rolling Stone ‘Artist You Need to Know’


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Giving Tree Theater

Murder Mystery

Jan 22 – 2:00pm

Can you solve the murder? Join us for our next Murder Mystery event. You become the detective and interrogate the suspects to see if you can figure out who the killer is and why they did it.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





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.





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