Weekender, May 20: A discussion with Step Afrika!, Larissa Pham’s ‘Pop Song,’ ‘Saints and Stars’


Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium


Screen Time: Christopher Hunter, Andrea Truitt & Ramona Muse Lambert

May 20 – 5:30pm (CDT)

Join in for Screen Time, a live virtual talk show airing through Zoom. The monthly program is hosted by Englert’s events director, Jessica Egli.

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Lift Every Voice: Athletes, Artists, and the Movement for Social Justice

May 20 – 7:00pm

Hancher presents members of the DC-based dance company Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, for a discussion on Zoom. Free; registration required.

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No Touching Sessions ep25 // Shining Realm

May 20 – 8:00pm

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

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The Show Must Go Online — presented by Young Footliters

May 21 – May 23 –

This cabaret-style musical consists of Broadway songs originally sung on stage by children, including “Tomorrow,” “Giants In The Sky” and more.

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Larissa Pham in conversation with Jenny Zhang

May 21 – 7:00pm

Prairie Lights: Larissa Pham reads from and discusses her glorious new memoir, “Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy.” She will be joined in conversation by Jenny Zhang.

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Out the Box: ‘To Saints and Stars’

May 21 – 8:00pm

“To Saints and Stars” is about the intersection between science and faith. It follows the lifelong friendship of Sofía, a NASA astronaut, and Zoe, the wife of a Greek Orthodox priest.

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Bur Oak Land Trust Chainsaw Academy – Training Course for Women

May 22 – May 23 – 9:00am

Back by popular demand! The Chainsaw Academy is an educational series to teach safety and competency skills for personal chainsaw use.

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Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Planting our Gardens!

May 22 – 11:00am

Our garden beds have been prepped and are ready to be planted!

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Online RPGs with Corridor Games on Demand

May 22 – 1:00pm (CDT)

Join Corridor Games on Demand on their Discord server to play some indie RPGs.

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SPECTRA: Under the Stars

May 22 – 7:30pm

Live outdoor reading with poet Beth Roberts, novelist XH Collins, and spoken word artist KayLee Chie Kuehl.

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Chauncy Swan Park

FilmScene in the Park: ‘Nomadland’

May 22 – 8:23pm

After losing everything in the recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West.

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Gaelynn Lea’s Sunday Sessions ft. Johnnie Cluney

May 23 – 2:00pm

Minsnesota-based violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea welcomes the Quad Cities musician and illustrator Johnnie Cluney to her weekly show.

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Mckinley Middle School

Peace Walk: Seeing Our Community with Fresh Eyes

May 23 – 3:00pm

Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program invites all individuals from the community to join the Peace Walk to utilize their voice and solidarity to spread messages of peace.

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Little Women

May 23 – 7:30pm

Enjoy the heartfelt retelling Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel in a charming outdoor setting. Four actors in an attic use found objects from across time to create scenes of love, loss and family.

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