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Weekender Eastern Iowa! Stanley Museum Grand Opening | Jazz Under the Stars | Hancher’s 50th




THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

This is the weekend to go big! There’s monumental happenings taking place, as the Stanley Museum has its grand opening, Hancher kicks off its golden anniversary season and the Iowa City Farmers Market celebrates 50 years as well! Top pick of the weekend? You’ve got two chances to check out Blake Shaw’s BIG(ish) Band: Thursday in Cedar Rapids at Jazz Under the Stars and Friday in Iowa City at Trumpet Blossom. This weekend is kind of a BIG deal!
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Wilson's Apple Orchard

Ingrid Streitz at Wilson's Orchard & Farm

Aug 25 – 6:00pm

Free outdoor live music


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Noelridge Park

Jazz Under The Stars

Aug 25 – 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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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Righting a Wrong Scholars Panel

Aug 25 – 7:00pm

A panel of scholars will discuss the historical significance Executive Order 9066 had on Japanese Americans and nationals and the lingering issues that continue to plague our society today.


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Gabe's

Soultru, Sturtz, Jim Swim, Ion Alexakis

Aug 25 – 9:00pm

Soultru and his newest band members will be bringing their soulful sound through Iowa City for the first time. Bringing along friends from Boulder, Colorado Sturtz.


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The James Theater

A Curious Tale of Magic, Mischief, and Music

Aug 26 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us at The James for an exciting new storybook ballet presented by Nolte Academy!


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Gibson Square Park

Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration

Aug 26 – 3:00pm

Join as we celebrate the opening of the new Stanley Museum of Art!


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Hancher Auditorium

Dana Kunze’s Watershow Productions

Aug 26 – 5:30pm

One weekend, eight performances, 50 golden years! Hancher kicks off its 50th anniversary season with high dive hijinks to astound and delight.


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The Jobsite

Cobras at the Jobsite

Aug 26 – 6:00pm

Cedar County Cobras play an outdoor show in the beer garden at The Jobsite Tavern.


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FilmScene—Ped Mall

Screendance 2022

Aug 26 – 7:00pm

An evening where film meets dance with a series of short works. ScreenDance is a genre that combines choreography and moving image.


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Gabe's

Norma Jean

Aug 26 – 7:00pm

Norma Jean with Idle Threat, Manhattan Blockade & Phantom Threat at Gabe’s


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McGrath Amphitheatre

Boz Scaggs w/the Robert Cray Band

Aug 26 – 7:30pm

Boz Scaggs w/the Robert Cray Band at the McGrath Amphitheatre


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Willow Creek Theatre Company

Living Improverty

Aug 26 – 7:30pm

A young and spirited improv group based out of Cedar Rapids. Come to see an array of short-form, long-form and musical improv bits in a night of comedy!


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Brucemore

Once

Aug 26 – 7:30pm

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


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Hancher Auditorium

Too Many Zooz

Aug 26 – 7:30pm

The members of Too Many Zooz—King of Sludge (drums), Matt Doe (trumpet), and Leo P. (baritone saxophone)—call their music “brasshouse.”


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Elray's Live & Dive

Tigirlily

Aug 26 – 8:00pm

Nashville recording artists live in Iowa City


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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Blake Shaw BIG(ish) Band

Aug 26 – 9:15pm

The Blake Shaw BIG(ish) Band plays music composed and/or arranged by Blake Shaw spanning across many of your favorite genres of music using a scaled down jazz big band ensemble format.


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Iowa City Farmer's Market

50th Anniversary Celebration: Iowa City Farmers Market

Aug 27 – 7:30am

Celebrate 50 years of local produce and arts, fresh foods, and community at the Iowa City Farmers Market, a project of the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department!


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Wilson's Apple Orchard

core4 gravel

Aug 27 – 8:00am

core4 is Iowa City’s new premier cycling event. But this is not only a cycling event. It’s a celebration of community, opportunity, recreation, and engagement.


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Velvet Lotus Tattoo

Tats for Ten!

Aug 27 – 11:00am

Join Antelope Lending Library and Velvet Lotus Tattoo in celebrating with a fundraiser and all-ages event.


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Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Latino Fest

Aug 27 – 12:00pm

Latino Fest in Downtown Iowa City


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FilmScene—Chauncey

The Philadelphia Story

Aug 27 – 3:30pm

Formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) butts heads against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband.


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The James Theater

Bawdy Bawdy Ha Ha presents Carnival Nocturne

Aug 27 – 8:00pm

Bawdy Bawdy Ha Ha brings the best of burlesque in the Midwest to The James for “Carnival Nocturne,” a carnival themed burlesque and variety show.


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Joystick Comedy Bar & Arcade

Chris Higgins

Aug 27 – 9:30pm

Chris Higgins is a native of Boulder, CO, and a Chicago-based stand-up comic. He’s a cast member at the Lincoln Lodge and released his first album “Good Boy” this year.


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FilmScene—Ped Mall

Rooftop Screening: Black Dynamite

Aug 28 – 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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