Weekender, June 10: Penny Peach and Hex Girls, Beatles Marathon Acoustic Jam, Diversity Market


Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

The new Mission Creek Summer Sessions series kicks off, a bounty of benefits, parks and patios explode with music, and the first of the Iowa City South District’s Diversity Markets! Enjoy the sun this weekend, Eastern Iowa!
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A Conversation about ‘Turning Pointe’ & Signing

Jun 10 – 5:00pm

Chloe Angyal in conversation about her book “Turning Pointe” with Kerry Howley. Socially distanced seating; please wear a mask.

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Wilson’s Apple Orchard

Tanya English Band

Jun 10 – 5:30pm

The Tanya English Band brings a high-energy mix of classic blues from the woman’s point of view; stories of love gone wrong and gone right. It’s the blues for fun.

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Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Mission Creek Summer Sessions: Elizabeth Moen + McGuirk

Jun 10 – 6:30pm

The Englert presents Mission Creek Summer Sessions, a series of free outdoor events featuring music and spoken word.

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No Touching Sessions ep28 // Halfloves

Jun 10 – 8:00pm

Season 2: Full bands, fully vaccinated.

A crowdless concert series recorded in an empty venue at Gabe’s Iowa City presented by Threshold Apprehension Sound.

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Food Is Everywhere – Juneberry Harvest!

Jun 11 – 11:00am

Juneberries (also commonly known as serviceberries) are ripe and ready for harvesting! Join Coralville Community Food Pantry for a free foraging event in Coralville. Limited participation + FB Live.

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Sutliff Cider Company

The Feralings

Jun 11 – 6:00pm

Folk/Americana. Food and drinks available. Outdoors unless the weather turns.

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Melissa Ginsburg in conversation with Alexander Chee

Jun 11 – 7:00pm

Prairie Lights presents Melissa Ginsburg, celebrating the release of “The House Uptown,” in conversation with Alexander Chee.

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The Bohemian

The Janeys

Jun 11 – 7:00pm

Enjoy the local blues rock legends in the Bohemian’s rooftop garden!

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The History Center

Scavenger Hunt

Jun 12 – 10:00am

The History Center’s scavenger hunt will have you solving riddles, completing challenges and exploring downtown Cedar Rapids landmarks.

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South District – Iowa City

Diversity Market

Jun 12 – 3:00pm

Saturdays in the South District just became even more fun! The goal of this summer “pop-up” market is to bring together and elevate BIPOC-owned and/or woman-owned entrepreneurs, artisans and others.

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Begin with a Bee

Jun 12 – 4:00pm

Join Prairie Lights for a special afternoon event with authors Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Liza Ketchum and Phyllis Root & illustrator Claudia McGehee discussing their new book, “Begin with a Bee.”

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Centennial Park

Concert in the Park

Jun 12 – 5:00pm

Enjoy Penny Peach and Hex Girls in the first of three Concert in the Park events planned for the summer. 

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Virtual Spring Benefit 2021

Jun 12 – 6:00pm

The Emma Goldman Clinic’s Spring Benefit offers an evening filled with performances from a variety of artists across genres.

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The Bohemian

Carlis Faurot and Mike Maas

Jun 12 – 7:00pm

Enjoy the genre-defying duo in the Bohemian’s rooftop garden!

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Chauncy Swan Park

Free Movie Series: Young Frankenstein

Jun 12 – 9:00pm

FilmScene in the Park and Summer of the Arts Free Movie Series present UI alum Gene Wilder in this Mel Brooks classic. Walk this way!

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Bever Park

Beatles Marathon Acoustic Jam

Jun 13 – 9:00am

Led by Cedar Rapids guitar guru Brook Hoover, area musicians will gather to play the entire Beatles’ songbook, with donations being collected for Critter Crusade and Trees Forever.

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Willow Creek Park

BookWalk Kickoff

Jun 13 – 1:00pm

CPL and ICPR have partnered to bring Iowa City a brand new, permanent BookWalk in Willow Creek Park!

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Iowa Farm Sanctuary

Sanctuary Strolls

Jun 13 – 1:00pm

Meet rescued farm animal residents at Iowa Farm Sanctuary.

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