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Weekender, Nov. 18: TCR’s ‘Cinderella,’ Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Vino Vérité ‘Ascension’






THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

Yes, it’s true that Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet—but if you’re someone who just can’t kick off those winter holidays soon enough, you’ll be pleased to know that festivities are beginning already, with that most ubiquitous unintentional Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, on Saturday in Cedar Rapids and on Sunday in Coralville. If you’re not quite ready yet to stand for the Hallelujah chorus, fear not! There’s still a cavalcade of comedy, myriad musical offerings, film, theater and more to keep you busy this weekend. Don’t miss out!
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Thew Brewing Company

Learn to Brew hosted by Girls Pint Out and the Cedar Rapids Brewing Society

Nov 18 – 6:30pm

A class on the basics to help get more women interested in brewing.


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Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘Cinderella’

Nov 19 – 7:30pm

The pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball—all your favorites, with some surprising new twists!


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The Englert Theatre

An Evening with Squirrel Nut Zippers

Nov 19 – 7:30pm

Platinum-Selling jazz rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers will be performing their greatest hits as well as songs from their latest critically-acclaimed album “Lost Songs of Doc Souchon.”


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Joystick Comedy Bar & Arcade

Mark Masters

Nov 19 – 9:00pm

Mark Masters, Colorado’s second cleanest comedian, stops by for a fun show featuring your favorite local comics. 19+ to party | 21+ to drink.


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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Wave Cage & treesreach

Nov 19 – 9:00pm

Wave Cage combines jazz, fusion and electronic music to create a unique sonic experience that is equal parts atmospheric, improvisational and downright funky.


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Pepperwood Plaza

Iowa City Cranksgiving 2021

Nov 20 – 10am – 2pm

A food drive on two wheels! All donations go to the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and Table to Table.


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NewBo City Market

Hercules Haven’s Holiday Bake Sale and Bazaar

Nov 20 – 10:00am

Tons of vegan baked goods for you to select from and handmade crafts to treat yourself or give as a gift!


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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

REVOICED: In Concert

Nov 20 – 7:00pm

Revoiced, with their distinct, engaging and charismatic personalities, strive to deliver music that truly makes a difference. They create an unforgettable vocal experience for people of all ages.


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The Englert Theatre

Kyle Kinane

Nov 20 – 7:30pm

Illinois comedian Kyle Kinane, apparently, loves to crochet and do needlepoint. But his similarities to your grandmother likely end there (unless you got damned lucky in the grandma department).


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Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘Cinderella’

Nov 20 – 7:30pm

The pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball—all your favorites, with some surprising new twists!


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Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

Orchestra Iowa Masterworks II Handel’s Messiah

Nov 20 – 7:30pm

Experience the joyous Hallelujah Chorus and so much more in this full concert production of Handel’s beloved holiday oratorio, “The Messiah.”


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CSPS

David Huckfelt & The Unarmed Forces with special guest Billy Sedlmayr

Nov 20 – 8:00pm

In a career on the road less traveled that has found him sharing stages with a staggering diversity of artists, Huckfelt wanted to build a new musical community for this collection of songs.


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Sanctuary Pub

Stephanie Catlett with Sam Drella and Dave Helmer

Nov 20 – 8:00pm

Head out to the Sanctuary Pub for a night of Stephanie’s tunes accompanied by Dave Helmer on guitar and Sam Drella on vocal harmonies.


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Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Orchestra Iowa Masterworks II Handel’s Messiah

Nov 21 – 2:30pm

Experience the joyous Hallelujah Chorus and so much more in this full concert production of Handel’s beloved holiday oratorio, “The Messiah.”


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PorchLight

The Free Generative Workshops for November: Micah Ariel James

Nov 21 – 5:30pm

Iowa City Poetry & Prompt Press present the always-inspiring Micah Ariel James, poet, producer, playwright & teaching artist. This free writing workshop will be offered hybrid, virtually or in person.


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FilmScene—Chauncey

Vino Vérité: Ascension

Nov 21 – 7:00pm

Vino Vérité is back with a stunning acid-trip meditation on class and consumption in contemporary China.


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Gabe’s

TV Cop (pre?) Record Release Show w/ Penny Peach, Blist Her, Good Habits

Nov 21 – 7:00pm

Bloated Kat Records presents TV Cop performing their soon-to-be-released album. Show up. Bring money. That is all.


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Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

MasterChef Live!

Nov 21 – 7:00pm

Head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with past MasterChef & MasterChef Junior contestants, and an overall immersive audience experience for all ages.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





REVOICED, TikTok’s ‘new fave guy group,’ bring their vocal harmonies to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

by Adria Carpenter, Nov. 17
The Quire of Eastern Iowa will host a concert featuring the vocal ensemble REVOICED at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.
“We’re really just excited that they’re going to be able to be here. I’m really excited for the people in Iowa City,” said Audra King, Quire member and event coordinator.
REVOICED started out as a hobby among friends at Ithaca College. Since their start in 2012, the group has grown into an a cappella quintet, currently composed of Justin Crichy, Rolin Alexis, Mark Warren, Chris Rossi and Connor Smith. READ MORE >>




Children can experience shopping local, a little independence at the ICDD Kid’s Holiday Market

by Darcie Hutzell, Nov. 17
The Iowa City Downtown District has made this holiday season one of the most festive yet with the addition of the Kid’s Holiday Market. The market, located in Black Hawk Mini Park in the pedestrian mall, is a charming opportunity for kids to do their holiday shopping locally, without their caregivers and in a calm environment. I made an appointment for my son Fielding to do his shopping, and we headed downtown on a chilly Monday evening. READ MORE >>

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