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THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

December has arrived — and with it, a multitude of holiday markets to sate your appetite for local art! You’ll also find holiday music and theater, with not-to-be-missed non-holiday happenings woven in (don’t sleep on Lissie on Friday and the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library’s Big Queer Come-Out on Saturday!). Top pick of the weekend? InterPlay offers ‘The Tortoise ENJOYS the Race,’ an interactive exploration of storytelling and movement. Allow yourself some affirmation with this community-building event.
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PS1—Close House

PS1's 20th Birthday Party

Dec 1 – 6:00pm

PS1’s 20th Birthday Party & annual member assembly


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Hancher Auditorium

Cantus

Dec 1 – 7:30pm


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Iowa City Masonic Building

Iowa City Eastside Artists 2022 Show and Sale!

Dec 2 – Dec 4 – 10:00am

Iowa City’s finest selection of art and hand crafts, featuring Iowa City East Side Artists & guests. Masks required.

Fri Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


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IC FabLab

Stained Glass Flower Class

Dec 2 – 6:00pm

Tired of watering your plants? Take the Stained glass flower class to make your own custom Flora that you’ll never need to water!


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Bijou Open Screen

Dec 2 – 7:00pm

Ranging from experimental film to autobiographical documentaries to dramatic comedies, Open Screen is a forum for filmmakers within the local community to showcase their cinematic pieces.


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Wildwood BBQ & Saloon

Lissie

Dec 2 – 7:00pm

Lissie w/Cat Clyde will be LIVE @ Wildwood Saloon on December 2nd!


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Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown

RHCR Presents: Fruitcake and Cabaret

Dec 2 – 7:00pm

Start your holiday season right with the 6th annual RHCR Christmas show! A fun night of songs, stories & laughter!


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La wine bar & restaurant

Mill Revival Showcase Series: Flash in a Pan

Dec 2 – 7:30pm

The lowa City live music community that thrived on having The Mill as it’s heart and soul for so many decades he struggling to maintain a regular live music experience since early 2020.


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The Englert Theatre

The Nutcracker

Dec 2 – 7:30pm

This holiday classic comes to life with performances by dancers from Nolte Academy and features a live orchestra conducted by Carey Bostian.


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Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center

Holiday Thieves Market

Dec 3 – Dec 4 –

Join us for this long-running fine arts show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coralville, Iowa.


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Indian Creek Nature Center

Nature’s Noel

Dec 3 – 9:00am

When it’s time to deck the halls, it’s time for Nature’s Noel!


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Environmental Education Center

Artists at SUI Holiday Sale

Dec 3 – 9:00am

A festive pop up shopping experience featuring items designed and created by local artists with disabilities. Proceeds go towards supplies for the Artists at SUI Program.


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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Old World Christmas Market

Dec 3 – 10:00am

Old World Christmas Market is inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer offers free NCSML admission


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Online

Submit to Me: Demystifying the Submission Process to Literary Journals

Dec 3 – 2:00pm

Over a Saturday afternoon, Hannah Bonner will discuss and demystify the nuts and bolts of submitting to literary journals. For writers in all genres.


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PS1—Close House

The Tortoise ENJOYS the Race: Incrementality with InterPlay

Dec 3 – 2:00pm

InterPlay is a global social movement using storytelling, movement, and our voices for self-expression and community-building. Donations kindly requested; no one turned away.


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Taag Studios & Gallery

Annual Holiday Exhibit & Art Sale Opening Reception

Dec 3 – 3:00pm

TAAG Fine Art Gallery presents an Annual Gathering of Local & Regional Artists. Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists, have great conversation, and discover the pure pleasure of enjoying art.


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Willow Creek Theatre Company

Murder at the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Dec 3 – 7:30pm

The Snowflake Lodge is hosting an ugly Christmas sweater party again this year. Unfortunately, sparks have flown between some of the guests lately with rumors of blackmail, greed, and revenge.


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The James Theater

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Dec 3 – 7:30pm

Iowa City-based singer-songwriter kicks off US tour in town.


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PS1—Close House

Big Queer Come-Out

Dec 3 – 8:00pm

It’s LIAL’s coming out party!!!! Join the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library on Saturday, 12/3 for their first fundraiser. Sliding scale admission.


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Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon

Middle Western

Dec 3 – 8:30pm

Middle Western feat. William Elliott Whitmore, Dave Zollo, Stephen “The Kid” Howard, Stevie Doyle, and Brian Cooper


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PS1—Close House

Surreal House Costume Workshop

Dec 4 – 1:00pm

Join Kelly Moore & friends for a drop-in workshop to create your costume for DADA PROM (or any other holiday gathering)!


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University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art

Hawkapellas Holiday Concert

Dec 4 – 2:00pm

Start the holiday season with song!


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FilmScene—Chauncey

The Eye Opener

Dec 4 – 4:00pm

Celebrate the beauty of life and cinema at FS’s annual fundraising celebration


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CSPS

Irish Christmas in America

Dec 4 – 7:00pm


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Photo Gallery: Elizabeth Moen and Annalibera at Gabe’s

by Sid Peterson, Dec 1
One of Iowa City’s favorite homegrown musicians, Elizabeth Moen, performed to a full house upstairs at Gabe’s on Saturday, Nov. 26. Moen and her former Iowa City band, consisting of Dan Padley, Blake Shaw and Joel Sires, reunited for the evening on stage to celebrate the release of Moen’s new album Wherever You Aren’t. Moen has two additional album release shows in Chicago next month.

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