Advertisement

Weekender, Nov. 24: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas,’ ‘ThanksKilling 3,’ Mystery Science Theatre 3000


 




THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

We’re catching you early this week to highlight some Wednesday events perfect for kicking off the long holiday weekend! Need an excuse to escape the fam this weekend? Perhaps some inspiration to help you engage with them in some truth-telling? Meet up with your families of choice at these events. Even if you eschew the holiday altogether, you’re certain to find something to give thanks for.
The Weekender is sponsored by:






Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Nov 24 – 7:00pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show, with more fun, more music and more true Christmas spirit.


More info >>




Old Neighborhood Pub

Dr. Z’s Experiment

Nov 24 – 7:00pm

Thanksgiving Eve at ONP! Let’s jam in the Neighborhood together. Dr. Z’s 7-10pm!!


More info >>




FilmScene—Chauncey

Late Shift at the Grindhouse: ‘Thankskilling 3’

Nov 24 – 10:00pm

In the first movie ever to skip its own sequel, this follow-up to the cult favorite ‘ThanksKilling’ follows the foul-mouthed villain Turkie on a ruthless hunt for the last copy of ‘ThanksKilling 2.’


More info >>




Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘Cinderella’

Nov 26 – 7:30pm

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


More info >>




CSPS

John Primer and the Real Deal

Nov 26 – 8:00pm

John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today.


More info >>




Cedar Rapids Public Library-Downtown

Corridor Games on Demand

Nov 27 – 10:00am

Corridor Games on Demand returns: in person! Bring your favorite indie tabletop RPG to run or just come and see what the other GMs have to offer.


More info >>




Downtown Pedestrian Mall

The Nutcracker Pop-Up Shop

Nov 27 – 11:00am

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with ‘The Nutcracker!’ Bring your whole family to the Ped Mall to get a scenic photo opportunity with the actual dancers.


More info >>




Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

Nov 27 – 7:00pm

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular is an all-new production featuring some of the greatest holiday songs of all time performed with the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica.


More info >>




Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘Cinderella’

Nov 27 – 7:30pm

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


More info >>




Trumpet Blossom Cafe

The OG Truthsgiving

Nov 27 – 8:30pm

Thanksgiving whitewashes history and promotes dangerous stereotypes of Indigenous peoples. Join us for its antithesis, Truthsgiving, a night of truthtelling, music and laughter.


More info >>




Iowa Memorial Union

Iowa Organic Conference

Nov 28 – Nov 29 – 2-8 pm Sunday, Nov. 28, 7:30 am- 5 pm, Monday, Nov. 29

This conference will focus on the environmental and social impacts of organic food production and farming.


More info >>




Theatre Cedar Rapids

‘Cinderella’

Nov 28 – 2:30pm

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


More info >>




Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Bubble Tour

Nov 28 – 7:00pm

Featuring ‘Making Contact,’ a 1985 film about a 9 y/o boy who battles a demonic ventriloquist dummy with his telekinetic powers.


More info >>




Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Nov 29 – 7:30pm

Drawing on a rich catalogue of holiday classics and Christmas originals, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its world-renowned live swing and jazz to Cedar Rapids!


More info >>




ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT




With stage magic, a newer text, TCR’s is not your mama’s ‘Cinderella’ (but she’ll still enjoy it!)

by Laura Johnson, Nov. 24
This past Friday, Theatre Cedar Rapids reopened its main stage for the first time since COVID-19 hit with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Director Angie Toomsen brings the adapted stage play to life through the brilliant actors throughout every scene. The new libretto, written for the 2013 Broadway production by Douglas Carter Beane, brings the differences between townspeople and the aristocracy into focus. These political undertones are subtle and sensitive.
Scenic and lighting designer S. Benjamin Farrar’s vision begins with a sort of stained glass effect, and the magic of that carries throughout the show. Joni Dee Sackett’s costumes designs mirror and echo the set design to extend the magic of the show. READ MORE >>



Exploring the Great Migration: Axis V installation at PS1 brings past into present

by Andrea Truitt, Nov. 24
Axis V, on display at Public Space One‘s 229 N Gilbert St location, is a site-specific multimedia work by current Center for Afrofuturist Studies resident Bleue Liverpool, a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The piece, according to copy provided, “conceptually transfigures the infrastructure of the gallery into a navigational axis line … travers[ing] both intimate geography and the subsequent identities within an identity forged” by the Great Migration, when many African Americans moved north over the course of the early to mid-20th century. READ MORE >>

SHOP SMALL!




Shop local online from these eastern Iowa artisans

by Emma McClatchey, Nov. 4
When the “shop small” ethos combines with a slow supply chain and the urge to huddle at home, a lot of shoppers turn to Etsy. Turns out, you can do that and keep your pennies in your local community! Explore this baker’s dozen of fantastic online shops that craft in (and ship from!) Eastern Iowa. READ MORE >>

 

 


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV » editor@littlevillagemag.com

Advertisement

World of Bikes presents:

KEEP ROLLING THROUGH THE WINTER

Come talk with our experts about ways to stay on the bike this winter! Find out more at World of Bikes.

Get Started

Advertisement

Muscatine, Iowa

SHOP SMALL • SUPPORT LOCAL

Come to Muscatine for all your Holiday shopping and visit all of our unique and locally owned shops and restaurants!

Visit Muscatine

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.

Regular

$10/mo or $120/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.

Italic

$20/mo or $240/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.

Bold

$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
LittleVillageMag.com connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.