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.

Feb 1 – May 25 all-day
12:00 am
Registration for the Jacobson Institute CEO Camps begins February 1st and ends May 25th. To save $50 register by March 21st. To register visit us at www.jacobsoninstitute.com/camps.
Kirkwood Regional Center
2:00 pm
Rick Walton will present this travel adventure/running challenge. He was the 100th person in the world to accomplish this goal. There will be stories about marathons in unusual locations. Rick and his wife Laura searched[...]
The Senior Center
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
In this four session class, you will learn a set of acupressure and reflexology routines to help relieve discomfort from colds, flu, and allergies. We will also cover a Tai Chi routine for arthritis sufferers[...]
The Senior Center
May 22 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and[...]
Chauncey Swan Ramp
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
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
8:00 pm
The 2018 edition of the Rooftop Series presented by Rohrbach Associates PC Architects opens with a high-flying comedy classic plus laser lessons on the roof. Again this year, co-sponsor Big Grove Brewery is bringing the beer! Thirteen Sundays (and[...]
Film Scene
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
Iowa musician Justin Goodchild has been performing fun acoustic tunes around the Midwest for over a decade. He has a warm, sweet voice that translates to both pop music and 70s rock n ‘roll. See[...]
Vue Rooftop
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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
5:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of tubular even count peyote stitch by making a beaded napkin ring. Then make a whole set for entertaining and gifting. You will use Toho 11/0 round seed beads and Miyuki magatamas[...]
Beadology Iowa
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
6:30 pm
The 2018 concerts will be held just off the North end of the Pentacrest on Iowa Avenue in between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs & enjoy[...]
Downtown Iowa City
6:30 pm
The 2018 concerts will be held just off the North end of the Pentacrest on Iowa Avenue in between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs & enjoy[...]
Iowa Avenue, between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street; across from Joe's Place
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8:30 pm
Saul is an adjunct music instructor in the Iowa City Schools while maintaining a private studio of students and performing in many local funk and jazz groups. An acomplished free-lance woodwind artist,  In 2009 a[...]
Vue Rooftop
May 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and[...]
Chauncey Swan Ramp
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Participants will learn to weave three stands of copper wire together, bending them into shape and anchoring the ends. A simple bail will also be created bending wire. Variations to this pendant and ways to[...]
Beadology Iowaw
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Every Saturday this Summer, Bread Garden Market & Bakery will be hosting a Live Music Series on College St. by the Iowa City Public Library and the Downtown Playground. The music series will feature a[...]
Bread Garden Market
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am
10:00 pm
Iowa SouthernRock-DirtCountry band Michael Moncada and Whiskey High, is one of the fastest rising groups in the Midwest. With their 2018 Spring “On the Rocks” Tour packed full with shows in 4 states, this is[...]
Vue Rooftop
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
This sweet little basket is perfect for you to imagine gathering the first flowers of spring. Explore twining with fine wire, blending color then making a handle to turn this into the basket for your[...]
Beadology Iowa
8:00 pm
The 2018 edition of the Rooftop Series presented by Rohrbach Associates PC Architects opens with a high-flying comedy classic plus laser lessons on the roof. Again this year, co-sponsor Big Grove Brewery is bringing the beer! Thirteen Sundays (and[...]
Film Scene
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
7:30 pm
Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin) will perform at the Englert with his project Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends. As part of the Pen & Piano Tour, McMahon will present an acoustic[...]
Englert Theater