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.

Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm
7:30 pm
Written by Lisa D’Amour Directed by Angie Toomsen January 19–February 11, 2018 A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and one of The New York Times top ten plays of 2012 Fire up the grill… and expect fireworks![...]
Riverside Theatre
Jan 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
When Iowa entered the Union in 1846, it became the 29th state. The granting of statehood was not a swift process, with barriers to overcome. This presentation will trace the development of the land we[...]
The Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am
11:00 am
Everyone is invited to join a Membership Committee volunteer for a full tour of the Senior Center. Tours begin in the 1st floor Lobby.
Iowa City Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1:30 pm
This program is for older adults who are interested in learning about reality and myths about older adults’ mental and cognitive health. In this program, the presenter will address inaccurate stereotypes about older adults’ mental[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2:00 pm
Apple’s iCloud service provides a great way to sync contacts, calendar, documents, and other data across your Apple devices. In this session, we will discuss the concept of the “cloud” in general and learn about[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
10:00 am
Do you care about protecting our planet? Do you want to feel good about where your food comes from? Should you buy local or organic? Vegan? Non-GMO? This workshop is geared toward those who want[...]
The Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
FRIDAY/// 5-7PM SATURDAY/// 11-6PM This will be an open style day, no appointment necessary for designs under $50. There may be a waitlist started. First come, first serve. Shop all the goods while you are[...]
Revival Clothing Store
12:00 am
Back by popular demand, The Center will host an afternoon of speed “friendshipping” for people of all ages on January 27. Using a speed dating format (but for making friends rather than dating), participants will[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
10:00 am
Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues?[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
1:00 pm
In part one, manipulate BronzClay into a pendant using a variety of techniques: rolling, pushing, carving, and using slip to create texture. Pieces will be fired and tumbled. In part two, use multiple metal working[...]
Beadology Iowa
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Everyone needs a classic string of pearls. In this class, you will learn the secrets of making pearl knotting easy. Each person will leave with a bracelet made with fresh water pearls and a sterling[...]
Beadology Iowa
5:00 pm
Waterbearers New works by Vero Rose Smith January 24 – March 7, 2018 Opening Reception: January 27, 2018 | 5pm – 8pm About the exhibition: About the exhibition: We are water, reconstituted as lungs, brain,[...]
Over the Moon
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm
Computer Comfort is a UI student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. By assisting seniors with technology, University of Iowa students have made valuable[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
2:00 pm
Take sterling wire, Swarovski crystals, and a hammered silver ring to make a pair of earrings. Learn wire wrapping techniques to create this contemporary style of earring. Fast and fun. No experience needed. Registration is[...]
Beadology Iowa