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Weekender, March 25: Soultru, Jo Ann Beard & Melissa Febos, ‘Love & Other Destinations’

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THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium is here! This weekend’s lineup features two presentations in honor of Women’s History Month, practical advice from master gardeners, a trivia night to benefit the Iowa City Public Library and more.

If you know of an upcoming virtual, outdoor or otherwise safely distanced event that you’d like to see in the Weekender, send an email to lv@littlevillagemag.com to tell us about it.




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In Her Steps: Women’s History Presentation

Mar 25 – 5:30pm

Brucemore presents a closer look at the remarkable women who made Brucemore and Cedar Rapids what it is today. Free; registration required.


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FilmScene 101: The Future is Female

Mar 25 – 7:00pm

This FilmScene 101 “mini” will explore four science fiction films directed by women and their impact on the industry and audiences. Course instructor: Hannah Bonner.


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Love & Other Destinations – Live Iowa Premiere

Mar 25 – 7:00pm

Timeless songs track one couple’s right turns, wrong turns and U-turns on their journey through love. Music by Brad Ross; lyrics by Michael Cooper; Dir. Cavan Hallman; Musical Dir. Janelle Lauer.


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ICPL 125th Anniversary Trivia Night

Mar 25 – 7:00pm (CDT)

Show how much you know during a fun trivia evening to benefit the Iowa City Public Library.


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UI Theatre presents The People Before the Park

Mar 26 – Apr 4 – Begins at 8PM on March 26

A hardworking father and his daydreaming son are living in 1856 New York City when the city threatens to remove the entire neighborhood from their homes to make way for Central Park.


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Love & Other Destinations – Live Iowa Premiere

Mar 26 – 7:00pm

Timeless songs track one couple’s right turns, wrong turns and U-turns on their journey through love. Music by Brad Ross; lyrics by Michael Cooper; Dir. Cavan Hallman; Musical Dir. Janelle Lauer.


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Local, independent and free.





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Jo Ann Beard & Melissa Febos

Mar 26 – 7:00pm

Prairie Lights hosts a virtual event to celebrate the release of “Festival Days” by Jo Ann Beard and “Girlhood” by Melissa Febos, with a reading and conversation between the two authors.


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J.A.M. SESSION: Soultru

Mar 27 – 7:00pm

River Music Experience is partnering with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community.


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Love & Other Destinations – Live Iowa Premiere

Mar 27 – 7:00pm

Timeless songs track one couple’s right turns, wrong turns and U-turns on their journey through love. Music by Brad Ross; lyrics by Michael Cooper; Dir. Cavan Hallman; Musical Dir. Janelle Lauer.


More info >>





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Taj Mahal and Fantastic Negrito

Mar 27 – 8:00pm

The legendary Taj Mahal performs with Fantastic Negrito. Part of the Taj Mahal streaming series from the UC Theatre.


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How to Prepare for Possible Drought Conditions

Mar 28 – 1:30pm

Johnson County Master Gardeners will offer a virtual continuing education program with Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser to help gardeners prepare for drought.


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GW lithographs: Art for the People during the Great Depression

Mar 28 – 2:00pm

This presentation will explore Grant Wood’s contribution of 19 lithographs to Associated American Artists, a company which sought to provide original art prints and place “Art in Every Home.”


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Love & Other Destinations – Live Iowa Premiere

Mar 28 – 7:00pm

Timeless songs track one couple’s right turns, wrong turns and U-turns on their journey through love. Music by Brad Ross; lyrics by Michael Cooper; Dir. Cavan Hallman; Musical Dir. Janelle Lauer.


More info >>





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Grant Wood Fellow Talk: Elena Smyrniotis

Mar 29 – 7:30pm (CDT)

“Dispossessed”
In her talk, Elena Smyrniotis will discuss themes of utopia and human desire for a better world.


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PUPPIES OF ALL SPECIES

Earlier this week was National Puppy Day, and although you’re familiar by now with beloved office pup Rudy, we thought we’d introduce you to some of the other four-legged family that help keep our staff (relatively) stable!













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