Welcome, September! We’re still a few weeks out from the start of fall, but this weekend DOES mark the start of Honeycrisp apple season out at Wilson’s Orchard. Get that first teasing taste of autumn, then relax through your Labor Day weekend with theater, comedy, art and more. Top pick? Head out to the corner of Sand Rd and Napoleon St in Iowa City on Labor Day itself for the dedication of Johnson County’s newest historical site, Remembrance Park, celebrated with music, poetry and a reminder that this section of Iowa was founded on a “spirit of diversity.”
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Iowa Through the Lens
Sep 1 – 4:00pm
Join us for the gallery opening of The Iowa City Camera Club’s exhibit “Iowa Through the Lens”.
Photo Gallery and Video: Opening day at the Stanley Museum of Art
by Adria Carpenter, Aug 30
The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art officially opened on Friday, Aug. 26, more than 14 years after the university’s previous art museum was rendered uninhabitable by the flood of 2008. The $50 million building has three floors, a light well in the center and two terraces. The first floor features the lobby and event space, the second floor is where the galleries are located, and the third floor is office and education suites.
“This play is really about gun violence,” Wings writer and director Matt Falduto told Little Village. “It was inspired by the student advocates after different school shootings that have happened.”
Wings, which opens Friday, Sept. 2 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, is set in a world “where teenagers come of age by getting their wings to fly high,” Falduto said, though it’s also a world where those teenagers have chosen to “fight tradition and find a new way to fly.”