Weekender, Feb. 27: The Get Up Kids, a community soul food dinner, Floodwater Comedy Festival and more ways to spend your extra day this weekend


You’ve got an extra day this month—spend it wisely! Click to read our coverage of Humanize My Hoodie, the soul food dinner, Stages, Stephanie Catlett, Anthony Worden, The Actors’ Gang, Alyssa Limperis and take a pic of me and leave me here. If you want to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter.

Kirkwood College—Cedar Hall

Screening: Humanize My Hoodie

Feb 27 – 3:00pm

Humanize My Hoodie—a movement aimed at raising awareness of the implicit bias in how American society views people of color—is coming to Cedar Rapids on Thursday for two screenings: 3 and 6 p.m.

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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Ian Abramson & Zach Peterson | Floodwater Comedy Festival

Feb 27 – 7:00pm

Floodwater Comedy Festival’s opening event! Ian Abramson’s stand-up is a mix of precise wordplay, longer emotionally absurd jokes, and larger conceptual pieces.

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The Get Up Kids w/ the Whiffs, Rational Anthem

Feb 27 – 8:00pm

Influential KCMO second wave emo act the Get Up Kids hits Iowa City for one of the few shows on their current tour that’s not already sold out.

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Robert A. Lee Rec Center

Black Voices Project Annual Soul Food Dinner

Feb 28 – 6:00pm

Bring a dish to share or consider donating toward the costs of food! Honoring ICCSD School Board’s Charlie Eastham; celebrating Bruce Teague, Mazahir Salih, RaQuishia Harrington and Royceann Porter.

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Riverside Theatre


Feb 28 – 7:30pm

Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Stephanie Catlett + Band w/ Crystal City, Becca Sutlive

Feb 28 – 9:00pm

“Life is a very long wait, and the colder it gets, the longer it seems.” Stephanie Catlett and her band take her intoxicating croon and their Dec. debut in front of an audience for the first time.

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Anthony Worden and the Illiterati Album Release Show

Feb 28 – 9:00pm

Iowa City mainstay Anthony Worden and his band celebrate the release of their highly anticipated record. They’re also hosting a food drive to support CommUnity.

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Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream” – A Dinner Fundraiser

Feb 29 – 6:00pm

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

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Hancher Auditorium

The Actors’ Gang

Feb 29 – 7:30pm

Performed in twelve languages (with English supertitles) with live music, poetry and kinetic movement, The New Colossus asks an essential question: Who are we as a nation?

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The Mill

Alyssa Limperis Presented By Floodwater Comedy Festival

Feb 29 – 8:30pm

Actor, writer and comedian Alyssa Limperis has a solo show about losing her father to brain cancer, a podcast called ‘Crazy; in Bed’ and a series of brilliant video shorts wherein she plays her mom.

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Public Space One

take a pic of me and leave me here: a new video work by Tristen Ives

Mar 1 – 6:00pm

A screening and installation by PS1’s Free Studio Resident. Tristen Ives is a non-binary filmmaker who focuses on diaristic, experimental, and performative modes for political protest.

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John Primer & The Real Deal

Mar 1 – 7:00pm

As bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Primer’s virtuosity as a blues musician draws on the giants.

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