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Weekender, Oct. 8: Blake Shaw Trio, ‘The Karate Kid,’ the Iowa City Book Festival and more local events this weekend

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The Weekender

This weekend’s roundup of editor-selected virtual and physically distanced events from local artists and venues. Check out our Book Festival collection for more literary events this weekend and beyond! If you’d like to get the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter.




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Eric Deggans and Venise Berry: Race and the Media: How the Media Shapes Race Issues and Influences Our Beliefs

Oct 8 – 7:00pm

Veteran journalist Eric Deggans joins in conversation with novelist and University of Iowa professor Venise Berry.


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Brucemore

‘St. Nicholas’

Oct 8 – 7:00pm

Theatre Cedar Rapids presents Matthew James in Conor McPherson’s 1997 vampire tale.


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Joseph plays ‘Native Dreamer Kin’

Oct 8 – 7:00pm

Englert Theatre presents Joseph, with All the Songs We’ve Ever Played, a three-night online concert exploration of their catalog. Special show packages include an assortment of merch.


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2nd Thursday Series: Songs of Isolation and Connection

Oct 8 – 7:00pm (CDT)

Every month September 2020 through May 2021, new productions, live events or archival material will be released at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month.


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‘No Child …’

Oct 8 – 7:30pm

Riverside Theatre, in a co-production with PURE Theatre in Charleston, SC, presents Nilaja Sun’s exploration of the New York City public education system. Available to stream through Oct. 18.


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Kevin Morby plays ‘Oh My God’

Oct 8 – 8:00pm (CDT)

Mission Creek Festival presents a partnership with musician Kevin Morby: In the lead-up to the release of his new album, he will perform each album in his catalog in a series of virtual shows.


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Joseph plays ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’

Oct 9 – 7:00pm

Englert Theatre presents Joseph, with All the Songs We’ve Ever Played, a three-night online concert exploration of their catalog. Special show packages include an assortment of merch.


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Coralville Public Library

Drive-in: ‘The Karate Kid’

Oct 9 – 7:00pm

Coralville Public Library presents a drive-in screening of the beloved 1984 classic.


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Out the Box: ‘Reunion’

Oct 9 – 8:00pm

Mirrorbox Theatre presents ‘Reunion’ in collaboration with Riverside Theatre.


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CSPS Hall

Pop-up Concert: Blake Shaw Trio

Oct 10 – 2:00pm

Iowa City bassist Blake Shaw performs a socially distanced outdoor courtyard show. Seating/ticketing is for cabaret-style tables that seat four.


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Saturdays at the Stanley: Artists, Travelers and Immigrants

Oct 10 – 2:00pm (CDT)

Saturdays at the Stanley brings the museum’s collection to you in a casual, fun and interactive atmosphere.


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Hauntings of the Midwest

Oct 10 – 2:00pm

Coralville Public Library presents paranormal researcher Chad Lewis for a virtual presentation.


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Iowa City Book Festival: Ice Cube Press authors

Oct 10 – 4:00pm

Presentation from Ice Cube Press authors David Bluder, Thomas Cook, David Perkins and Barbara Feller. Registration required.


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Joseph plays ‘Good Luck, Kid’

Oct 10 – 7:00pm

Englert Theatre presents Joseph, with All the Songs We’ve Ever Played, a three-night online concert exploration of their catalog. Special show packages include an assortment of merch.


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Obermann Around the Table: Listening to the Past, Sharing Thoughts on the Present, Imagining a More Just Future

Oct 11 – 4:00pm (CDT)

A live performance of the play A REFUGEE IN DETROIT followed by a lecture and small group discussion.


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Iowa City Book Festival: Paul Engle Prize—Dr. Eve L. Ewing

Oct 12 – 7:00pm

This year’s Paul Engle Prize is awarded to Dr. Eve L. Ewing.


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