There’s never a shortage of things to do in Iowa City. On top of our three annual events, Iowa City Downtown District hosts a number of events throughout the year, catering to music lovers, foodies, art fans, and everyone in between.

Make sure to check out our Arts & Culture map to find daily music performances, shows, movie listings and more.

Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Fee: none, no registration. Membership Required Mondays: 2 – 4 PM in room 209 Join an informal group of “fiber friends” in an afternoon of knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving, or whatever fiber craft strikes your[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
A book club that meets once a month for an informal round table discussion and sharing of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose your favorite author old or new, best sellers or classic, fiction, non-fiction,[...]
The Senior Center
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Fee: $5/class; practice is free. No registration. Open to All Ages Tuesdays: 7 – 9:30 PM in the Assembly Room The Iowa City Tango Club in partnership with the Senior Center offers Tuesday evening tango[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
This presentation, now revised and expanded will focus on the naming of streets, including the original ones, the paving of them, a look at the brick streets, some humorous things associated with streets, and an[...]
The Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Wednesdays: 6 – 8:30 PM in room 211 The Gray Knights invite you to join them on Wednesday evenings to play chess! The club provides opportunities for[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Assembly Room The Iowa City Salsa Group in partnership with the Senior Center offers free Latin dance practice to interested[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Fridays: 9 – 10:30 AM in room 103 Go bowling without ever leaving the Senior Center! With the Nintendo Wii video game system, your movements control the[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Fridays: 10:30 AM – 12 PM in room 206 Instructor: SCTV staff and volunteers This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Fridays: 1 PM in the Assembly Room Host: Larry Rogers Join us Friday afternoons in the Assembly Room where we’ll continue our series of Academy Award Best[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
Fee: none (separate checks). No registration for breakfast Membership Not Required Saturday Breakfasts: 9:30 – 11 AM at Midtown Family Restaurant 2 Gather Saturday mornings with other singles. Men and women age 50+ meet to[...]
Midtown Family Restaurant 2
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Even if you do not wish to dance, the old time country music, provided by the best local bands, is worth the price of admission. No experience is[...]
The Senior Center
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Open to All Ages Mondays 9 – 10 AM in the Assembly Room Everyone is invited to join this informal gathering of Hawkeye fans, discussing Iowa sports and other sports. The discussion group will be[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Fee: none, no registration. Membership Required Mondays: 2 – 4 PM in room 209 Join an informal group of “fiber friends” in an afternoon of knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving, or whatever fiber craft strikes your[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 28 @ 4:30 am – 6:30 am
4:30 am
Put your knowledge to the test while having fun and getting to know community members of all ages! Join an intergenerational team and pool your collective knowledge to answer questions in a variety of categories,[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Fee: $5/class; practice is free. No registration. Open to All Ages Tuesdays: 7 – 9:30 PM in the Assembly Room The Iowa City Tango Club in partnership with the Senior Center offers Tuesday evening tango[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
1:00 pm
In mid-life a relatively sedentary practicing physician becomes a serious bicyclist. From the viewpoint of a physician, Dr. Beasley speaks on the physiology of exercise and theorizes on how continual physical exercise throughout life sustains[...]
The Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
The land, now Iowa, has passed through a parade of “ownership” ranging from Native Americans to European explorers to United States Territories and finally to the State of Iowa. The entire history will be traced[...]
The Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Wednesdays: 6 – 8:30 PM in room 211 The Gray Knights invite you to join them on Wednesday evenings to play chess! The club provides opportunities for[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Wednesdays: 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Assembly Room The Iowa City Salsa Group in partnership with the Senior Center offers free Latin dance practice to interested[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Required Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9 – 11:30 AM on the mezzanine Center members are invited to join The Center's Mah Jongg group! Mah Jongg is a game of Chinese origin[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
9:00 am
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Fridays: 9 – 10:30 AM in room 103 Go bowling without ever leaving the Senior Center! With the Nintendo Wii video game system, your movements control the[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 am
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Fridays: 10:30 AM – 12 PM in room 206 Instructor: SCTV staff and volunteers This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Open to All Ages Fridays: 1 PM in the Assembly Room Host: Larry Rogers Join us Friday afternoons in the Assembly Room where we’ll continue our series of Academy Award Best[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
9:30 am
Fee: none (separate checks). No registration for breakfast Membership Not Required Saturday Breakfasts: 9:30 – 11 AM at Midtown Family Restaurant 2 Gather Saturday mornings with other singles. Men and women age 50+ meet to[...]
Midtown Family Restaurant 2
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
The University of Iowa Fine Arts Council is proud to present the 2017 Holiday Thieves’ Market accompanied by our Wine & Craft Beer Tasting. This indoor art exhibition and sale is an Iowa City and[...]
Iowa Memorial Union - Main Lounge