Weekender, Feb. 20: DVIP’s Souper Bowl, a screening of ‘Warrior Women’ and more events this weekend


The editor’s pick of this weekend’s local events. Read our coverage of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and A Visit to Lost Otter Farm, which will be featured at One Book Two Book. If you’d like to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter.

Hancher Auditorium

Science on Tap: The Scientific Concert

Feb 20 – 5:30pm

Charles will focus on the composition of “Petrasonic,” his sonata for double bass and percussion, which was created at the crossroads of music and geology.

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Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program’s 23rd Annual “Souper Bowl”

Feb 20 – 5:30pm

DVIP invites the community to join them in raising funds for victims of intimate partner abuse, human trafficking, stalking and harassment.

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Art Building West

Talk: “Goddess Eye View” with Suzanne Wright

Feb 20 – 7:00pm

Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing Suzanne Wright discusses using aerial perspectives to created an inverted, “feminized” version of the city’s monuments.

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RHCR Theatre

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Feb 21 – 7:30pm

Five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.

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Hancher Auditorium

Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir

Feb 21 – 7:30pm

Drawing from the wellspring of their lived experiences as Muslims, artists and more, three spoken word poets and storytellers will present an evening of powerful and deeply felt work.

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Theatre Cedar Rapids

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love And Murder

Feb 21 – 7:30pm

Monty Navarro is 9th in line to inherit the D’Ysquith family fortune and, as he dreams of riches and romance, the eight people ahead of him start dying in natural (and unnatural) ways.

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First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream” – A Storytelling Concert

Feb 21 – 8:00pm

Learn about the angelic troublemaker behind Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s DREAM.

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

rubbur w/ 6 Odd Rats

Feb 21 – 9:00pm

rubbur + 6 Odd Rats = a night of genre-bending music at The Trumpet Blossom Cafe!

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MacBride Hall Auditorium

Human Genetic Diversity: Understanding Ourselves Through the Lens of DNA

Feb 22 – 9:30am

This talk is part of the 2020 Iowa City Darwin Day celebration of science, and is free and open to the public.

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One Book Two Book

Feb 22 – 10:00am

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature’s One Book Two Book returns—a festival for all kids, from the book character meet-and-greets to Junior High Writing Jam.

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Coe College Sinclair Auditorium

Warrior Women screening w/ Madonna Thunder Hawk

Feb 22 – 7:00pm

Women of All Red Nations and Black Hills Alliance co-founder Madonna Thunder Hawk is touring with the documentary made about her, offering remarks and leading a discussion afterward.

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Hancher Auditorium

Negin Farsad

Feb 22 – 7:30pm

A self-described “social justice comedian,” Negin Farsad has been named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper magazine and one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post.

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