Weekender Eastern Iowa! Full Moon Forest Therapy | Kick-It Expo | Celtic Summerfest


Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

Dance by the light of the Sturgeon supermoon this weekend! The full moon peaks on Thursday night, when you can enjoy our top-pick Full Moon Nature and Forest Therapy Experience out at Prairiewoods — but it will still be shining for your dancing pleasure as you take in outdoor live music throughout the weekend. And with this array of options, even if you stay indoors, you’ll still land among the stars.
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Noelridge Park

Jazz Under The Stars

Aug 11 – 6:30pm

Cedar Rapids’ only jazz concert series!

Each August, Jazz 88.3 KCCK presents free Thursday night concerts in Cedar Rapids’ Noelridge Park.

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The Delta Bombers w/Reckless Ones

Aug 11 – 7:00pm

The Delta Bombers w/ The Reckless Ones & TBD at Gabe’s

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Prairiewoods Center

Full Moon Nature & Forest Therapy Experience at Prairiewoods

Aug 11 – 7:00pm

We invite you to join the land at Prairiewoods and certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Emelia Sautter for a walk with the natural world during the beauty of the full moon.

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Downtown Iowa City

Rock the Chalk

Aug 12 – 5:00pm

MidWestOne Bank’s Annual Community Chalk Art Festival, Rock the Chalk!

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NewBo City Market

Rock the Block Concert Series

Aug 12 – 6:00pm

Rock the Block Concert Series at NewBo

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Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Friday Night Concert Series: Diplomats of Solid Sound

Aug 12 – 6:30pm

Friday Night Concert Series: Diplomats of Solid Sound

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The Lucky Cat Comedy & Events

Not Made for TV

Aug 12 – 7:00pm

A hilarious evening of sketch and standup comedy!

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Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids


Aug 12 – 7:30pm

Wilco performs at the Paramount Theatre

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The James Theater

Why Do I Own A Thong? And Other Existential Questions

Aug 12 – 7:30pm

In a one-woman show that combines performance art, slam poetry, and traditional cabaret, Van Brussel explores memory, self, identity, relationships, but through the medium of clothes.

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Xtream Arena powered by Mediacom

Kick-It: Buy, Sell & Trade Expo

Aug 13 – 10:00am

Vice’s Kick-It: Buy, Sell & Trade Expo

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Wilson's Apple Orchard

Peach Fest at Wilson's Orchard & Farm

Aug 13 – 11:00am

Please join us for our annual Peach Fest!

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Boy and the World

Aug 13 – 11:00am

The Picture Show Family: Boy and the World

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FilmScene—Ped Mall

His Girl Friday

Aug 13 – 7:00pm

A newspaper editor (Cary Grant) uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife (Rosalind Russell) from remarrying.

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Édouard Louis with Garth Greenwell

Aug 14 – 12:00pm

Prairie Lights is excited to join forces with Books & Books and Left Bank Books for this special conversation with Édouard Louis.

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Public Space One

Lawn of the Poetic Everywhere: A Nature Poetry Workshop

Aug 14 – 1:00pm

Lawn of the Poetic Everywhere: A Nature Poetry Workshop

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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Celtic Summerfest

Aug 14 – 3:00pm

Celtic Summerfest is 120 minutes of music and dance from eastern Iowa’s most acclaimed Irish musicians and dancers.

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Wildwood BBQ & Saloon

September Mourning w/ Bullet To The Heart, Shatter Smile, Original Violence

Aug 14 – 7:00pm

A dark pop culture fantasy for your ears and eyes.

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FilmScene—Ped Mall

Marie Antoinette

Aug 14 – 8:30pm

Eleven Sundays (and one full moon Wednesday), summer through fall, featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City.

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The Stanley Museum of Art’s homecoming

by Genevieve Trainor, August 10th
The museum broke ground on its new location on June 7, 2019 — the perfect way to celebrate its 50th. Construction started that September.

Just Announced: LV and the Englert present a new Witching Hour series

Little Village is thrilled to announce this year’s Witching Hour Series, a joint presentation with the Englert.
In past years, Witching Hour has been a weekend festival. For 2022, individual events spanning from late September to the end of October will all bear the Witching Hour name. They will remain focused on the ongoing Witching Hour goals of exploring the unknown, discussing the creative process and presenting new work. These carefully curated events will offer a fresh perspective and encourage audiences to celebrate the arts as an expression of community.