Weekender, Feb. 13: Valentine events for lovers of waffles, burlesque, Irish music and more


The editor’s pick of events to make your heart race this weekend—with or without a Valentine! Check out our coverage of Love is a Funny Thing and Brew and the Bard. If you’d like to receive the Weekender straight to your inbox every Thursday, subscribe to Little Village’s newsletter.

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Galentine’s Day

Feb 13 – 5:30pm

Galantine’s Day: the best unofficial holiday of the year; ladies celebrating ladies. Big Grove is throwing a party for you and your gal pals, because “you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior.”

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Penguin’s Comedy Club

Improv Incubator presents Love is a Funny Thing!

Feb 13 – 7:30pm

If laughter is the food of love, then come get your fill at Love is a Funny Thing, a hilariously fun Galentine’s Day improv show. Click through to read the LV preview!

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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

City Circle Theatre Company presents Evita: In Concert

Feb 14 – 7:30pm

Evita is the passionate, exhilarating story of Eva Perón, who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina.

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The Englert Theatre

The Second City

Feb 14 – 8:00pm

Funny ‘cause it’s true. Look back and laugh. Too soon. This time, the Second City is Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons.

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The Mill

Cheek to Cheek Valentine’s Day Burlesque

Feb 14 – 8:15pm

Your heart will beat so that you can hardly speak at Bawdy Bawdy Ha Ha’s Cheek to Cheek burlesque and variety show this Valentine’s Day!

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Public Space One

Material Oracle: PS1 Annual Art Auction

Feb 15 – 6:00pm

Join us for the closing party and final bids at the annual Public Space One art auction!

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The Mill

RoM’s Variety Show Fundraiser with DVIP

Feb 15 – 6:00pm

Acts will include circus performances, stand-up comedy, improv, burlesque, and live music. Run of the Mill Theatre is donating half of all proceeds to DVIP!

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Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Think Iowa City Foodie Festival

Feb 15 – 6:00pm

Join us for the inaugural Think Iowa City Foodie Festival presented by MidWestOne Bank! Proceeds will benefit the CommUnity Food Bank and Coralville and North Liberty Community Food Pantries.

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Hancher Auditorium


Feb 15 – 7:30pm

The flood of 2008 forced the cancellation of the RUBBERBANDance Group’s Hancher performance, but the troupe completed an exceptional state-wide residency, lifting spirits at a difficult time.

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Big Grove Brewery

Brew and The Bard: Free Shakespeare Kick Off with HomeBrewed

Feb 16 – 5:00pm

Riverside will be announcing our Free Summer Shakespeare show and toasting our amazing Riverside community. Click through to read the LV preview!

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Feb 16 – 7:00pm

Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, HighTime produces a rich and unique sound and an electric energy onstage.

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FilmScene—Ped Mall

Last Chance Tango

Feb 17 – 6:00pm

Daniel meets the twin of his deceased wife and tries to win her heart by learning tango together. Presented as part of our Filmmaker Spotlight series—with director Sonja Strathearn in person!

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