Weekender Eastern Iowa! Unfinished Business, CR Farmer’s Market, Chehei Hatakeyama


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The markets are open, the music is playing and the first long weekend of the spring/summer is upon us. Take some time outdoors, but be sure to check out the top-notch indoor offerings, too! Key opportunity not to miss: Performances and a workshop from Unfinished Business at the Englert, with their melding of movement, spoken word and improvisation.
The Weekender is sponsored by:

Johnson County Fairgrounds

United Action for Youth Festival of Flowers

May 26 – 5:00pm

UAY’s 17th Annual Festival of Flowers: Look for the Helpers will take place on May 26th at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

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College Green

This Ability-Holistic Dance May

May 26 – 6:00pm

This holistic dance class will embody the 5 elements and their geometric shapes, while incorporating it with movement for mental and physical healing.

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Sanctuary Pub

Red Room Comedy Showcase

May 26 – 6:30pm

Join us at Sanctuary Pub for the monthly comedy showcase! Hosted by Iowa City’s Funniest, Carson Tuttle!

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Mikey and Nicky

May 26 – 7:00pm

This seedy story of friendship is one of the ultimate on screen depictions of emotional intimacy between men.

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Chehei Hatakeyama w/ Claire Nunez

May 26 – 9:00pm

Feed Me Weird Things and Record Collector present Chehei Hatakeyama w/ Claire Nunez.

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Cedar County Fairgrounds

Good Makers Market

May 27 – May 28 – 3:00pm

Eastern Iowa’s hippest market! Shop the best hand-picked vendors from around the Midwest.

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The Englert Theatre

Unfinished Business

May 27 – 7:30pm

Unfinished Business melds dance and movement aesthetics that the duo have individually crafted from their hybrid artistic practices. Performance + Workshop.

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John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

May 27 – 8:00pm

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today.

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Downtown Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Farmers Market

May 28 – 7:30am

Every first & third Saturday from June-September you will find fresh produce, unique gifts, and delicious prepared foods and beverages, all in support of local Iowa businesses.

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Pepperwood Plaza

Diversity Market

May 28 – 1:00pm

Diversity Market: Shop and support local entrepreneurs from underestimated populations: women, BIPOC, Immigrants & Refugees, Returning Citizens

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Codfish Hollow Barnstormers

David Huckfelt, Pieta Brown and Erik Koskinen

May 28 – 7:00pm

Three of the Midwest’s preeminent songwriters join forces for an epic night of prairie stomp at the legendary Codfish Barn!

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The Bohemian

Cobras at the Bohemian

May 28 – 7:00pm

Cedar County Cobras on the rooftop of the Bohemian

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Fauvely w/Sean Tyler, Lexo Leto and Sarahann Kolder

May 28 – 8:00pm

Fauvely bring their dark dream-pop to Iowa City for the first time. The Savannah/Chicago band will be celebrating their new single, Alligator Rodeo, from their forthcoming EP.

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FilmScene in the Park: Star Wars

May 28 – 8:30pm

FilmScene in the Park: Star Wars w/Preshow Presentation

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Olympic South Side Theater

My Return 2x2xU KICK OFF

May 29 – 2:00pm

2x2xU is the Annual Celebration of visual arts in Cedar Rapids.

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Wilson's Apple Orchard

Memorial Day BBQ at Wilson's Orchard & Farm

May 29 – 4:00pm

Please come join us for a Memorial Day BBQ and music from Dave Zollo & The Body Electric!

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