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Weekender, Jan. 30: Hanif Abdurraqib, GZA, Brian Johannesen and more this weekend

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The editor’s selection of this weekend’s top events includes four events covered in Little Village: Hanif Abdurraqib, Brian Johannesen, Gina Chavez and “The Agitators!” To receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter.




Prairie Lights Books & Cafe

HANIF ABDURRAQIB

Jan 30 – 7:00pm

The Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program’s Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor for Spring Semester Hanif Abdurraqib will read from and talk about his work. Click through for the interview!


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Gabe’s

GZA w/ Strangers Of Necessity, The Only Ion, 26 ENT, Tay Yung

Jan 30 – 7:00pm

GZA’s Liquid Swords Tour brings the rapper and songwriter to Iowa City. A founding member of the hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, GZA is the group’s “spiritual head.”


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Public Space One

Stories at PS1: Election

Jan 31 – 7:00pm

A participatory storytelling series w/ Jennifer New. This month, share stories of elections that broke your hearts, got out of hand and primed your pump for hope. Donations accepted.


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University of Iowa Theatre Building

Stonewall 50th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 31 – 8:00pm

Please join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the riots that ignited the LGBTQ+ movement.


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The Mill

Album Release Party: Brian Johannesen w/ Ryan Joseph Anderson

Jan 31 – 8:00pm

Come celebrate the release of Brian Johannesen’s new album, “Holster Your Silver.” Buy a ticket for the show in advance and get a FREE CD with your purchase! Click through to read the LV review.


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Legion Arts CSPS Hall

Dickie w/ TWINS

Jan 31 – 8:00pm

Storied troubadour Dick Prall brings his project DICKIE to CSPS with redoubtable pop rockers TWINS.


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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

FMWT #48: Lea Bertucci w/ Saariselka (Chuck Johnson/Marielle V Jakobsons)

Jan 31 – 9:30pm

Feed Me Weird Things #48 brings the brilliance of Lea Bertucci w/ Saariselka and special guest Hillary Schofield.


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Hancher Auditorium

Gina Chavez

Feb 1 – 2:00pm

Gina Chavez presents the inaugural event of the new Hancher Kids Club series. Click through to read the LV interview with her!


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Rapid Creek Cidery

Wassail 2020

Feb 1 – 7:30pm

Rapid Creek Cidery is once again bringing the Wassailing tradition to Iowa City! Join us in toasting to health and abundance at the orchard!


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Riverside Theatre

The Agitators

Feb 2 – 2:00pm

“The Agitators” is running through Feb. 16. Today’s performance is followed by a talkback with UI professor Miriam Gilbert and playwright Mat Smart. Click through for the review!


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Legion Arts CSPS Hall

The Democratic Field

Feb 2 – 2:30pm

Just one day before the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, Legion Arts in collaboration with Mirrorbox Theatre will present “The Democratic Field,” a theatrical table read and social research project.


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