Weekender Eastern Iowa! Honeycrisp Apple Season | Wings | Remembrance Park Dedication


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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”.

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Sep 1 – 7:30pm

Performed live and outdoors at Brucemore’s Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater.

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Wilson's Apple Orchard

Honeycrisp Weekend at Wilson's Orchard & Farm

Sep 2 – 9:00am

Join for Wilson’s annual Honeycrisp Weekend!

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Sep 2 – 12:00pm

Join us in the Iowa River Landing to celebrate FRYfest and to kick-off the Hawkeye football season!

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Iowa City Public Library

IWP Panel Discussion Series: Cultures in Conflict

Sep 2 – 12:00pm

A conversation between three IWP 2022 Fall Residency writers on the theme of “Cultures in Conflict: What Is the Writer’s Place?”

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Coralville Community Food Pantry

Free Produce Stand

Sep 2 – 4:00pm

Join Table to Table, the Coralville Community Food Pantry, and the Coralville Public Library for free produce stands the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 4-5:30pm.

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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts


Sep 2 – 7:00pm

Visit a world where teenagers come of age by getting their wings to fly high. Along the way they discover that wings can also hurt others. One teen chooses to fight tradition and find a new way to fly

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Joystick Comedy Bar & Arcade

Luca Ferro

Sep 2 – 9:30pm

Luca Ferro is a Chicago based standup comedian, and producer of South Paw Comedy Productions.

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Ladd Library

Neighborhood Artist Kickoff

Sep 3 – 10:00am

Meet our resident artist, Harper Folsom, as we kick off our fall programming season.

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NewBo City Market

Women's Arts Festival

Sep 3 – 11:00am

The 2022 Women’s Arts Festival is honored to celebrate women through musical performances, visual art demonstrations, culinary arts, a large arts guest vendor market, and much more!

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Norma Rae

Sep 3 – 7:45pm

A Labor Day Presentation; Free and open to the public

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Remembrance Park

Remembrance Park Dedication

Sep 5 – 10:30am

Remembrance Park is devoted to the memory of the earliest Johnson County residents, the Meskwaki tribe; to Jenny, a Native American woman; to Mogawk, an African American man; and others.

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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.

New play ‘Wings’ takes flight at the CCPA

by Chris DeLine, Sep. 1
“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.”