New Work from Cory Christiansen

Date: Wednesday, July 29 - Wednesday, September 9
Location: Chait Galleries Downtown

Iowa native and emerging artist Cory Christiansen works as an Orthopedic Surgeon in Iowa City by day and refines and explores his mixed media work and prints by nigh... Read More

Brutal Creations: New Work from James Bearden.

Date: Wednesday, August 5 - Wednesday, September 16
Location: Chait Galleries Downtown

James Bearden is back at it again. Using controlled methods of weathering and destruction, Bearden cuts, welds, heats and hammers steel to create carefully balanced... Read More

Exploring the Wilder Side

Date: Wednesday, August 12 - Wednesday, September 23
Location: Chait Galleries Downtown

For the past twenty years David Wilder has explored and pushed the limits of digital imaging. Wilder explores what it means to be a painter, photographer and art dir... Read More

Materials: New + Reclaimed: Tony Zinn Furniture

Date: Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, September 27
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

 Iowa Artisans Gallery hosts Materials: New + Reclaimed, Tony Zinn Furniture, August 22 – September 27, 2015. Tony Zinn is an Iowa City native who merges... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, September 4 6:30 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

Beginning in 1991, The Friday Night Concert Series hosts FREE, family-friendly events on the Pedestrian Plaza downtown Iowa City featuring live music performances by... Read More

Mad House Ft. Meaux Green

Date: Friday, September 4 9:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

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Euforquestra, Meteor Cat, Candymakers

Date: Friday, September 4 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh, think Euphoria+Orchestra) relocated to Fort Collins,... Read More

Surrounded By Giants

Date: Friday, September 4 10:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

Asymmetrical Beaded Bracelet

Date: Saturday, September 5 10:00 AM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Use ladder and brick stitch with bugle and seed beads to create a simple, yet elegant asymmetrical piece for your wrist. The end result is a bracelet finished... Read More

Anderson, Chute, & Easley

Date: Sunday, September 6 6:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  The pedal steel guitarist from Blue Note Record’s Brian Blade Fellowship and a well-known composer/bassist who studied with Jaco Pastorius team up with... Read More

The Good Life & Big Harp

Date: Sunday, September 6 8:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 Omaha, NE's The Good Life returns this summer with their first album in eight years, Everybody's Coming Down. Call it a soundtrack to Man's 21st century existe... Read More

The Rooftop Series - DIRTY DANCING

Date: Sunday, September 6 8:00 PM
Location: FilmScene

The Rooftop Series presents well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. Cake, giveaways, karaoke, costume contests—you never kno... Read More

The Good Life & Big Harp

Date: Sunday, September 6 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Omaha, NE's The Good Life returns this summer with their first album in eight years, Everybody's Coming Down. Call it a soundtrack to Man's 21st century exis... Read More

Next to the Tracks

Date: Monday, September 7 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

Next to The Tracks

Date: Monday, September 7 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

Soldering Sampler through Kirkwood Community College

Date: Tuesday, September 8 12:35 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 This workshop involves beginner and intermediate soldering. Learn and hone a variety of soldering skills—connecting an open jump ring, adding a ring to a... Read More

Ryan Berg

Date: Tuesday, September 8 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

Ryan Berg will talk about his new book, No House to Call My Home. Youth homelessness is a huge problem in any city, but it's particularly unforgiving to those that i... Read More

Tuesday Night Pants Party with River Glen, Joe Stevens, and Ben Wallace

Date: Tuesday, September 8 8:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  The Tuesday Night Pants Party is a two-hour live music extravaganza featuring some of the finest regional and touring acts of all genres to have ever perform... Read More

Paa Kow Band

Date: Tuesday, September 8 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Paa Kow is an internationally renowned drum set player, bandleader, composer, and producer. Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast... Read More

Radkey

Date: Wednesday, September 9 7:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Radkey is a punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri that is made up of three brothers. Dee the lead guitarist and vocalist is into learning to read and write Jap... Read More

Aviya Kushner

Date: Thursday, September 10 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

In a special event co-sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, NWP graduate Aviya Kushner will read from The Grammar of God. So often, the Bible is tireless... Read More

Pullman Standard

Date: Thursday, September 10 10:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Earning the reputation of burlesque indie rock comes easy with songs about vintage cinematic love, secret speakeasies, and clever seduction. Add in a con... Read More

Magic Beans

Date: Thursday, September 10 10:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, September 11 6:30 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

Beginning in 1991, The Friday Night Concert Series hosts FREE, family-friendly events on the Pedestrian Plaza downtown Iowa City featuring live music performances by... Read More

Steve Bratkovich & Bob Oldis

Date: Friday, September 11 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

  Steve Bratkovich and Iowa City baseball legend Bob Oldis will present Bratkovich’s new book, Bob Oldis: A Life in Baseball. Bob Oldis has been involve... Read More

Catfish Keith

Date: Friday, September 11 8:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfi... Read More

Peter Aguero presents Daddy Issues

Date: Friday, September 11 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

"I have a solo storytelling show called Daddy Issues that I’ve been performing in NYC and other cities. I’m teaching a regular storytelling workshop... Read More

Yamn

Date: Friday, September 11 10:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

  Residing in Denver, first and foremost Yamn’s heart is in their live experience. One that scintillates the senses with courageous beats, grooves that... Read More

Matt Easton, Academy & B Well

Date: Friday, September 11 10:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  While producing all of his beats, he also composes on the piano; his instrument of choice on stage. Easton started his career in 2010 when he released his fi... Read More

Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking

Date: Saturday, September 12 9:00 AM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Making glass beads is great fun and an opportunity to do something outside of your normal routine. You’ll have an unusual response to give when friends... Read More

Flower Power: Glass Disk Flowers

Date: Saturday, September 12 2:00 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Learn to make a disk with layers of colors. Spot heating will allow you to use tools to manipulate the glass into a flower. These beads are great for making... Read More

Fall Friends Dinner

Date: Saturday, September 12 6:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

  Join us for or our 3rd Annual Fall Friends Dinner, an intimate gathering celebrating food, friends, and community at The Englert Theatre. The evening will in... Read More

SunSet Salsa

Date: Saturday, September 12 6:00 PM
Location: Weatherdance Fountain-pedmall

 Sunset Salsa- Iowa City is a FREE Salsa Dancing event that takes places indoors during the cold season and outdoors through summer time. Join us for dancing an... Read More

EGI

Date: Saturday, September 12 10:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

  EGI (Ethereal Groove, Inc.) is an experimental funk group with a young and energetic spirit and feel. EGI pushes the limits of improvisation, writing and ene... Read More

Introduction to Boro Glass Work

Date: Sunday, September 13 1:00 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Learn how to manipulate borosilicate glass. Participants will make a basic marble, solid pendant, and an icicle ornament. Instructor: Benjamin Revis, UI&rsq... Read More

An Evening with Suzzy & Lucy Wainwright Roche

Date: Sunday, September 13 7:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a band with your mother? Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright, a mother/daughter duo, have just released their first... Read More

Pearl Knotting through Kirkwood

Date: Monday, September 14 6:00 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 --$30 instructor fee/$25 materials fee. Everyone needs a classic string of pearls. In this class, you will learn the secrets of making pearl knotting easy. E... Read More

Shahriar Mandanipour

Date: Monday, September 14 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

  In this special event sponsored by the IWP, Shahriar Mandanipour will read from his novel Censoring an Iranian Love Story. Mandanipour evokes a pair of young... Read More

Hilton ALS

Date: Tuesday, September 15 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

  In a special event sponsored by the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, Hilton Als will talk about his book of essays, White Girls. White Girls weaves together... Read More

Tanya Luhrmann

Date: Wednesday, September 16 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

  In a special event sponsored by the Ida Beam Foundation, Tanya Luhrmann will talk about her book, When God Talks Back. A New York Times Notable Book, When Go... Read More

The Claudettes Co-Presented by Hancher

Date: Wednesday, September 16 8:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  With just piano and drums, The Claudettes create their own fanatical fusion of blues, jazz and soul — like Ray Charles on a punk kick. Imagine an amped... Read More

Linn Street Block Party

Date: Friday, September 18 6:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

  Summer of the Arts final Friday Night Concert Series is on Linn Street featuring three bands sponsored by SCOPE, The Englert, Gabe's, Yacht Club, and Summer... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, September 18 6:30 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

Beginning in 1991, The Friday Night Concert Series hosts FREE, family-friendly events on the Pedestrian Plaza downtown Iowa City featuring live music performances by... Read More

Sarah Prineas

Date: Friday, September 18 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

  Please join us for this special event for Iowa City author Sarah Prineas, who will read from and talk about her new book, Ash & Bramble. Prineas is best... Read More

The 100s

Date: Friday, September 18 8:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  The “roots music” tent is a pretty big piece of canvas these days, stretching to encompass an assortment of traditional and contemporary performe... Read More

Make 2 Bracelets: Intro to Stringing

Date: Saturday, September 19 10:00 AM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Bracelets are big this season. Wearing multiple bracelets at once is even better. This class places a focus on professional stringing and design techniques.... Read More

Make 3 Pairs of Earrings: Intro to Wirework

Date: Saturday, September 19 1:00 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Who doesn’t need a new pair of earrings? Learn to make earrings for yourself or as gifts. Two wirework skills will be practiced and used to make three... Read More

Zeta June & The Jauntee

Date: Saturday, September 19 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

  Averaging over one hundred shows a year – The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they'... Read More

Music is the Word

Date: Sunday, September 20 2:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

  The Music is the Word Musical Revue on Sunday, Sept. 20, at The Englert Theatre marks the kickoff of nine months of special programming by the Iowa City Publ... Read More

The Rooftop Series - TMNT Pizza Party

Date: Sunday, September 20 8:00 PM
Location: FilmScene

The Rooftop Series presents well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. Cake, giveaways, karaoke, costume contests—you never kno... Read More

Rebecca Makkai

Date: Monday, September 21 7:00 PM
Location: Prairie Lights Books

 Writers’ Workshop visiting faculty Rebecca Makkai will read from her new short story collection, Music for Wartime. Ranging from comedy to tragedy to the... Read More

Metal Ring with Embellishment: Next Steps on Soldering

Date: Tuesday, September 22 12:30 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 $45 instructor fee/$35 materials fee Take your soldering and metal working skills to the next level. Create your design, form your ring to size, and solder... Read More

Darsombra: In the Mouth of Radness, Porchburner

Date: Wednesday, September 23 10:30 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

Transcendental audio/visual rock duo Darsombra have packed and prepared their shuttle for launch, readying themselves for journey to inner space. Brian Daniloski (a... Read More

Turbo Suit

Date: Thursday, September 24 10:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Turbo Suit is a vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile Indianapolis trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on ten... Read More

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

Date: Friday, September 25 7:30 PM
Location: Riverside Theatre

Told by audacious autobiographer Louis De Rougemont, this tale of tropical monsoons, giant squids, and desert island survival thrilled both children and adults in Vi... Read More

Sleep Study & Holy White Hounds & Eric Pettit Lion

Date: Friday, September 25 8:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

 Assembled in 2011, Minneapolis rock quartet Sleep Study has lived up to high expectations set by their dedicated followers and the media. "Coupled with st... Read More

John Hodgman

Date: Friday, September 25 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and Former Professional Literary Agent living in New York City. In this capac... Read More

Wire Bail Techniques

Date: Saturday, September 26 9:00 AM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 We don’t mean hay bales when we are talking wirework. Learn to make bails using a variety of top drilled shapes. Wrapped bails will also be taught. Yo... Read More

Metal Techniques Sampler: Getting Connected

Date: Saturday, September 26 10:00 AM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 In this class, learn the use of basic metal working tools and some simple and fun techniques for for making "hot" and "cold" connections wi... Read More

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

Date: Saturday, September 26 3:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 For the price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa’s music camp Dweezilla has a motto “Learn And Destroy.&r... Read More

Zappa Plays Zappa

Date: Saturday, September 26 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 In 2012 Dweezil Zappa redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. (Dweezil Zappa Lea... Read More

Bor Fish/Dolphin: Next Steps in Boro Glass Work

Date: Sunday, September 27 1:00 PM
Location: Beadology Iowa

 Using borosilicate glass, learn to push, pull, and shape hard glass into a fish or dolphin. The end product can be used as a piece of sculpture or add a bail... Read More

Nick Diamonds

Date: Sunday, September 27 9:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

 Nick Thorburn (aka Nick Diamonds) is a Canadian musician, composer and producer best known for starting and co-fronting the cult indie rock band The Unicorns w... Read More

Goddamn Gallows

Date: Tuesday, September 29 8:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 The Goddamn Gallows formed in 2004 by founding members and Lansing/Detroit natives Mikey Classic on guitar and vocals, Fishgutzzz on upright bass, and Amanda K... Read More

Jo Myers Walker & Jan Vander Linden

Date: Friday, October 2 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

October 2 - November 8, 2015 Jo Myers Walker & Jan Vander Linden  

American Craft Week

Date: Friday, October 2 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

 October 2-11, 2015 American Craft Week: Celebrating Handmade Craft and its Makers

Northside Oktoberfest

Date: Saturday, October 3 12:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Downtown District

  Sponsored by John's Grocery, Little Village Magazine, KZIA 102.9, Whitedog Import Auto Service - See more at: http://downtowniowacity.com/pages/events/n... Read More

SunSet Salsa

Date: Saturday, October 3 6:00 PM
Location: Weatherdance Fountain-pedmall

 Sunset Salsa- Iowa City is a FREE Salsa Dancing event that takes places indoors during the cold season and outdoors through summer time. Join us for dancing an... Read More

Philly B

Date: Saturday, October 3 8:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

Jennifer Hall with Dan DiMonte and the Bad Assets, The Low Down

Date: Sunday, October 4 8:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  In the past four years, soulful indie Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Hall and her band have taken the Chicago music scene by storm headlining Chicago’s top... Read More

Mick Jenkins & STWO

Date: Sunday, October 4 9:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Jayson Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins (his stage name), is an American hip-hop recording artist born in Huntsville, Alabama on April 16th, 1991. He was then r... Read More

I See Stars

Date: Saturday, October 10 5:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

I SEE STARS states: "We are taking I SEE STARS to the next level. This new chapter is bringing mainstream pop to hardcore music alongside build ups that spawn... Read More

Leon Russell

Date: Saturday, October 10 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year... Read More

Bully with Heat, TBD

Date: Saturday, October 10 9:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  Alicia Bognanno has been cutting her teeth on the soundboards of indie clubs and studios in Nashville for the past couple of years. Now, she’s putting... Read More

Social Brand Forum 2015

Date: Thursday, October 15 - Wednesday, December 16
Location: The Englert Theatre

 The Social Brand Forum, one of the nation’s premier digital marketing events, brings the best and brightest thought leaders to the heart of the heartland... Read More

Tyler Ward

Date: Saturday, October 17 6:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Tyler Ward, "The Kid from Colorado," was an unknown singer/songwriter, living in his parent's basement until one day, late in 2010, he uploaded his first Y... Read More

Jake Shimabukuro

Date: Saturday, October 17 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder In his young career, ukulele wiza... Read More

Carnifex, Black Tongue, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds of Life

Date: Tuesday, October 20 5:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Victory Records and have released three studio albums... Read More

An Evening with Lucero

Date: Tuesday, October 20 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady pu... Read More

Flux Pavilion & Loudpvck & Diskord

Date: Tuesday, October 20 9:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Flux Pavilion is a one man orchestra! With the ability to Sing and play a large variety of instruments it's obvious that music comes naturally to him. Since first si... Read More

Igudesman and Joo

Date: Saturday, October 24 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combin... Read More

That 1 Guy

Date: Friday, October 30 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 "Funky Bean," "Buttmachine," Mustaches and Laser beams. It reads like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but for Mike Silverman, better known... Read More

Colin Hay

Date: Monday, November 2 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

“Hay tries on styles reminiscent of country western Elvis tunes to those that resemble a lighter, acoustic version of Morrissey.” – The Pitt News... Read More

Arlo Guthrie

Date: Tuesday, November 3 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

A musical monologue running more than 18 minutes, “Alice’s Restaurant” has become a Thanksgiving holiday anthem to families across the globe and it... Read More

Small Black with Painted Palms

Date: Tuesday, November 3 9:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

  Formed at the tail-end of 2008 as a bedroom recording project, Small Black first made waves with their eponymous debut EP. Recorded in the attic of singer Jo... Read More

Twiddle & The Werks

Date: Tuesday, November 3 9:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, dismantles most preconceived notions of jam band culture. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, and bluegrass, b... Read More

Handmade for the Holidays

Date: Friday, November 13 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

November 13 - December 31, 2015 Handmade for the Holidays  

Chase Garrett's 6th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp

Date: Friday, November 13 7:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

CHASE GARRETT’S 6TH ANNUAL BLUES & BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO STOMP is back and bigger than ever! Featuring four of the most demanded leaders in blues and boogie... Read More

Hamlet

Date: Tuesday, November 17 7:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespea... Read More

Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno

Date: Saturday, December 12 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

“…fascinating, a testament to nature’s amazing variety.” —The New York Times “This illustrated lecture about the birds, bees a... Read More

Iowa Library Association Annual Conference

Date: Tuesday, October 17 - Friday, October 20
Location: Regional

The Iowa Library Association was established in 1890. It is the second oldest state library association in the country. ILA has approximately 1550 members. Members... Read More