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Weekender, Jan. 23: Four readings, three plays, two beer festivals and one nerdy con!

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An extra-hefty selection of events this weekend. Click through the listings for Kiley Reid, Color Out of Space, The Color Purple, Emma Goldman Clinic, The Tin Woman, Chris Liddell-Westefeld and Garth Greenwell to read LV’s coverage and reviews! If you’d like to receive the Weekender in your inbox, sign up for the newsletter.




Iowa Memorial Union

Anita Hill: From Social Movement to Social Impact

Jan 23 – 7:00pm

Anita Hill’s bravery empowered women from all walks of life to bring forth their own sexual harassment lawsuits and helped revolutionize equality for women in the workplace.


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The Englert Theatre

Rebirth Brass Band

Jan 23 – 7:30pm

A warm “welcome back” to a New Orleans institution. Rebirth Brass Band brings their funk- and hip-hop-tinged brass sound to all corners of the world.


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University of Iowa Main Library Gallery

Exhibit Opening Celebration: The Pull of Horses on National and Local Histories and Identities

Jan 24 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Horses profoundly shaped human identities. This exhibition explores their physical and social impact by screening an original documentary at life-sized scale amid displays of local equine history.


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Iowa City Public Library

#StillWithHer – embedded in the Hillary Clinton Campaign

Jan 24 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Award-winning photojournalist Barbara Kinney, Hillary Clinton’s campaign photographer during her 2016 presidential campaign, will show some of her work & tell stories from the campaign trail.


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Prairie Lights Books & Cafe

Kiley Reid

Jan 24 – 7:00pm

Writers’ Workshop graduate Kiley Reid will read from and talk about her new novel, Such a Fun Age. This debut novel dives head first into matters of race and privilege.


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Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

Romeo and Juliet

Jan 24 – 7:30pm

The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine will bring 55 bright and talented Ukrainian ballet stars to present the passionate romantic tragedy.


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Iowa City Yacht Club

Only Ion, CBE, Jennifer MacB-Stephens, Deb Tiemens

Jan 24 – 8:00pm

Welcome to the new decade. iHearIC is going to be doing a few shows at Yacht Club this season. This month will feature the Only Ion, Christine Burke Ensemble and more.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Color Out of Space

Jan 24 – 9:00pm

A story of cosmic terror from H.P Lovecraft about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.


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Hancher Auditorium

The Color Purple

Jan 25 – 1:00pm

This tour of the award-winning revival production of The Color Purple runs for three shows over Friday and Saturday. But the Saturday 1 p.m. performance features an ASL interpreter!


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Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Coralville BrrrFest 2020

Jan 25 – 1:00pm

Winter beers are the centerpiece of this annual festival which benefits Coralville 4th Fest and the Iowa Brewers Guild. More than 60 breweries from across Iowa will be represented.


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Hotel Vetro

Emma Goldman Clinic Choice Event 2020: W.W.E.D. featuring Megan Gogerty

Jan 25 – 6:00pm

The clinic’s annual event features local comedian, playwright and—let’s face it—legit phenomenon Megan Gogerty, asking the question: “What Would Emma Do?”


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Sanctuary Pub

Burns Night – Songs and Poems of Robert Burns

Jan 25 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, is celebrated across the globe on Jan 25, his birthday. Join us for an informal evening of his songs and poems.


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The Englert Theatre

Lewis Black: It Gets Better Every Day

Jan 25 – 8:00pm

King of the rant Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin.


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Cedar Rapids Marriott

Cedar Rapids Quad Con 2020 Comic & Toy Show

Jan 26 – 10:00am

A pop culture celebration of video games, posters, comic books, sci-fi, cosplay, vintage magazines, board games, toys and much more. A day of geeky goodness!


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Giving Tree Theater

The Tin Woman

Jan 26 – 2:00pm

The Sunday show is the closing performance of this warm, comedic look at death and living.


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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Brewing Art: A Mini Festival

Jan 26 – 3:00pm

Explore what local artists in Iowa City are creating and get a first-hand look at their individual processes. Poets from IC Speaks join local visual artists and crafters.


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Prairie Lights Books & Cafe

Chris Liddell – Westefeld

Jan 26 – 4:00pm

Native Iowan Chris Liddell-Westefeld will read from his new book, They Said This Day Would Never Come: Chasing the Dream on Obama’s Improbable Campaign.


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Prairie Lights Books & Cafe

Garth Greenwell in conversation with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Jan 27 – 7:00pm

Garth Greenwell will read from and discuss his second book of fiction, Cleanness, a January Indie Next Selection also named a “most anticipated book of 2020” by the New York Times.


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