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Weekender Eastern Iowa! Dada Prom | Art Noir | Holiday Tubas | Wilder Hill Holiday Performance




THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

The weekend’s here, and with it a host of holiday-related happenings. But we’ve got a wide selection of events for you today! For those of us with a fondness for the surreal, a love for the odd and a streak of strange, Public Space One’s Dada Prom brings an opportunity to put together your wildest costumes and spend a night immersed in dada. Pick up some gifts at the Young Entrepreneurs Market, the PS1 Art Market or the Quad Con Con Christmas Comic and Toy Show, or just take in some music with the Quire or Wilder Hill. Read on for all the events we’ve picked out for your perusal this weekend!
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Cedar Rapids Museum Of Art

Reception for Chunghi Choo: Master at Work and Byron Burford: Ringmaster

Dec 8 – 5:00pm

Reception for Chunghi Choo: Master at Work and Byron Burford: Ringmaster


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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

PS1 Art Market

Dec 8 – 5:00pm

Join us at Big Grove’s Iowa City taproom for a market featuring goods by local artists!


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New Bohemia Neighborhood

Ho Ho Ho in NewBo

Dec 8 – 5:00pm

Head to New Bohemia on Thursday, December 8 between 5 and 8pm for the neighborhood’s second annual Ho Ho Ho in NewBo shopping and dining spectacle.


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Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown

Maker Space Craft Night: Glowforge

Dec 8 – 6:00pm

Learn the basics of using technology in our Maker Room and complete a craft along the way.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Art Noir Holiday Studio

Dec 8 – 6:00pm

It’s that time of year, Art Noir’s annual Holiday Studio is almost here! Join us for a merry night of art making along with complimentary sweet treats, savory eats, and oh so festive beverages.


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Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown

Nutcracker Ballet STEM Workshop

Dec 9 – 12:00pm

Join the Cedar Rapids Downtown Library and Iowa State University for a special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) workshop celebrating the Nutcracker Ballet.


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Old Capitol Museum

2022 Holiday Tubas

Dec 9 – 12:30pm

Once again, your favorite brass musicians are headed for the grand steps of the Old Capitol Museum for Iowa City’s beloved annual tradition (since the 1970’s).


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Coralville Recreation Center

Free Community Meal

Dec 9 – 5:00pm

Join us for a special Free Community Meal on Friday, December 9 at the Coralville Rec Center from 5-7pm. All are welcome to enjoy a tasty meal.


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The Lucky Cat Comedy & Events

Headliner: Larry Smith

Dec 9 – 7:00pm

Larry Smith takes the Lucky Cat stage


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Hancher Auditorium

Patti LaBelle

Dec 9 – 7:30pm

She is known as the “Godmother of Soul” and her hitmaking career has spanned seven decades—and she’s coming to Hancher to help us ring in the holidays.


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Iowa City Community Theatre

Rent

Dec 9 – 7:30pm

A group of poor, young artists struggle to survive in New York’s Lower East Side over the course of one year.


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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Elf the Musical, December 9–11 & 16–18, 2022 | presented by City Circle

Dec 9 – 7:30pm

Based on the 2003 Will Ferrell hit, Elf is the Broadway musical sure to leave you laughing this holiday season!


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La wine bar & restaurant

MILL REVIVAL SHOWCASE SERIES

Dec 9 – 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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CSPS

Carnage the Executioner

Dec 9 – 8:00pm

Get ready as CARNAGE THE EXECUTIONER invades Cedar Rapids, Iowa with fresh beats and amazing rapping skills.


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North Park Mall

Quad Con Christmas Comic & Toy Show

Dec 10 – 10:00am

Get the Nerd in your life what they REALLY want – Comics & Toys!


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NewBo City Market

Young Entrepreneurs Market

Dec 10 – 10:00am

Help us celebrate and support young entrepreneurs at this specialty guest vendor market! The Young Entrepreneurs Market will feature a variety of handmade retail goods.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Paddington

Dec 10 – 11:00am


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Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown

Merry TubaChristmas

Dec 10 – 4:00pm

The public is invited to attend and participate in the 21st annual Cedar Rapids Area Merry TubaChristmas.


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Revival Theatre Company

Plaid Tidings

Dec 10 – 6:30pm

The legendary Plaids come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages.


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PS1—Close House

Dada Prom

Dec 10 – 7:00pm


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The Ideal Social Hall

Glass Leaf Company Album Release Show w/Ultraviolet Sunrise and Craig Erickson

Dec 10 – 7:00pm

Glass Leaf Company recently recorded their debut album at Flat Black Studios…and this is their ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!


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Iowa City High School

The Quire Presents: Multitudes—A Queer Celebration

Dec 10 – 7:30pm

Join the Quire of Eastern Iowa for its annual holiday concert. This year’s concert promises to “explore the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity.”


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The Englert Theatre

Bill Frisell & Petra Haden

Dec 10 – 7:30pm

Bill Frisell & Petra Haden at the Englert


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University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art

Wilder Hill Holiday Performance

Dec 11 – 2:00pm

The Wilder Hill players are ecstatic to be performing in the beautiful Stanley Museum again!


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Holiday Tubas return to Iowa City to oompah in the holidays

by Paul Brennan, Dec 5
Holiday celebrations in December may have become a bit more homogenous since the advertising department of Coca-Cola helped standardize the image of Santa Claus in America’s public imagination starting in the early 1930s, and the advertising department of Montgomery Ward invented Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the end of that decade.

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