Fall is in full swing, and Eastern Iowa is ready to take advantage of it! There’s plenty of opportunities to wander, from the Gallery Walk to the Refocus Film Festival to the continuing Iowa City Book Festival (a few events are highlighted here, but be sure to check out our full collection). For a top pick, though, it’s got to be the perfect Halloween season kickoff event: master storyteller Darrin Crow performing Edgar Allan Poe at the University of Iowa Libraries. It’s time to get creepy!
The Weekender is sponsored by:
Refocus Film Festival
Oct 6 – Oct 9 –
Refocus Film Festival will include films, conversations, multi-disciplinary performances, and art inspired by the work of adaptation, transforming one art form into another.
Tiny pianos, big ideas: Witching Hour and FEaST bring playful creatives to Iowa City this fall
by Genevieve Trainor, Oct 4
When Lucy Yao and Dorothy Chan began collaborating with each other and creating as Chromic Duo, both were already experienced educators and performers, looking for a way to foster community and lift up the Asian American diaspora in New York, which at the time was increasingly the target of racist violence.
The hip-hop horizon: Iowa rappers’ fall releases explore drug culture, punk and ‘ascension music’
by Chris DeLine, Sep 30
This fall will see a wide range of releases from Iowan artists spanning the diverse rap and hip-hop spectrum. While this is far from a comprehensive list of what’s on tap for the next several months, here’s a cross-section looking at five releases from young, up-and-coming artists who have new projects on the way.