New Work from Elizabeth Shriver

Date: Wednesday, June 24 - Tuesday, August 4
Location: Chait Galleries Downtown

“I work with clay to create an array of graceful, organic forms,” states ceramic artist Elizabeth Shriver. Shriver creates her organic forms without the... Read More

A Daily Inspiration

Date: Wednesday, July 8 - Tuesday, August 18
Location: Chait Galleries Downtown

In addition to creating commissioned portraits, Beppie Weiss paints loose, realistic landscapes and still life paintings based on her daily encounters. Weiss has alw... Read More

REZolutions, Resonating Images by Ryan Rezin, A fundraiser for the St. Florian Burn Foundation's Miracle Burn Survivors Camp

Date: Friday, July 10 - Sunday, August 16
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

 Iowa Artisans Gallery hosts REZolutions, Photographs by Ryan Rezin, A Fundraiser for the St. Florian Burn Foundation's Miracle Burn Survivors Camp, July 10 &nd... Read More

Tech Help Drop-in Hours

Date: Friday, July 31 10:30 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop by to learn more about the technology you carry with you every day,... Read More

Internet Safety: Protecting

Date: Friday, July 31 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

Wary of the threats lurking around online? Join ICPL staff for an internet safety course. You will learn strategies and skills to protect yourself and your privacy.... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, July 31 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

Ebony Tusks & Yung Denim God & Imperfekt

Date: Friday, July 31 7:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 A trio based in Lawrence, Kansas. 2010 - present  

Rickie Lee Jones

Date: Friday, July 31 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 1... Read More

GROOVEMENT

Date: Friday, July 31 9:00 PM
Location: Iowa City Yacht Club

 Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am) Admissions: $8.00 This event is 19 and older Groovement is a 6-piece high-energy funk rock band that... Read More

Iowa City Babywearers Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 1 10:00 AM
Location: #1 Cab

 Join us for our x2 monthly meetings to learn traditional and contemporary babywearing. We will have a wide variety of carriers available to try on at the meeti... Read More

2015 Free Movie Series

Date: Saturday, August 1 8:45 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

The Free Movie Series features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall in downtown Iowa City. Each week you can enjoy a cla... Read More

Paper Moon Shiners w/ Dustin Busch

Date: Saturday, August 1 9:00 PM
Location: The Mill Restaurant

Admissions: $9.00

The Bumping Uglies & Samuel Locke Ward & Everybody Nose & Little Ruckus

Date: Saturday, August 1 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

Death Cafe

Date: Monday, August 3 12:30 PM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

A Death Cafe is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss death in order to increase awareness of death with a view to help others make the most of their life.... Read More

SSRO Presents: Meet Me at The Fair

Date: Wednesday, August 5 2:00 PM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

It’s summertime and the county fairs are in full swing! SSRO, Senior Standing Room Only, The Center’s reader’s theatre group, presents Meet Me at t... Read More

Tech Help Drop-in Hours

Date: Friday, August 7 10:30 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop by to learn more about the technology you carry with you every day,... Read More

Berner & Demrick & J-Hornay & Anonymous That Dude

Date: Friday, August 7 6:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

 Young De aka Demrick is a Recording Artist / Songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He has a unique style of music, both raw and soulful. &q... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, August 7 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

Everyman

Date: Saturday, August 8 2:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s o... Read More

SunSet Salsa

Date: Saturday, August 8 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

2015 Free Movie Series

Date: Saturday, August 8 8:45 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

The Free Movie Series features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall in downtown Iowa City. Each week you can enjoy a cla... Read More

Steve Earle and The Dukes

Date: Sunday, August 9 7:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

 Almost twenty years ago, Steve Earle and I took a ride through South Nashville. It was down those mean streets that Steve had spent his famous “hiatus&rd... Read More

Tuesday Evening Jazz with the Scott Barnum Trio Featuring Dan Padley and Jon Snell at the Motley Cow Cafe, 5:30-7:30pm

Date: Tuesday, August 11 5:30 PM
Location: Motley Cow Cafe

Enjoy great food, friends and music at the Motley Cow. The Scott Barnum Trio, with Dan Padley (guitar), Jon Snell (piano) and Barnum (upright bass) perform J... Read More

Tech Help Drop-in Hours

Date: Friday, August 14 10:30 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop by to learn more about the technology you carry with you every day,... Read More

Introduction to Music Online

Date: Friday, August 14 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

Learn the differences between streaming and downloading music, make a playlist, share music on a social media site or embed music on your blog. Understand the differ... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, August 14 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

Planetrawk

Date: Friday, August 14 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

The 2014 version of Bad Brains, PlanetRAWK has crash landed in peoples house hold ever since the release of the debut ep "Kidz With Black Faces". With thei... Read More

English Country Dance

Date: Saturday, August 15 7:00 PM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

Come to the English Country Dance and enjoy moving in smooth figures to gorgeous LIVE music. Everyone who wants to dance is guaranteed a partner. Each dance is taugh... Read More

2015 Free Movie Series

Date: Saturday, August 15 8:45 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

The Free Movie Series features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall in downtown Iowa City. Each week you can enjoy a cla... Read More

Noah Guthrie & Gabe Dixon

Date: Sunday, August 16 5:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

 Bluesy-pop singer/songwriter, Noah Guthrie, has been taking the U.S. by storm in 2014 to promote his debut album, Among the Wildest Things. Often known for his... Read More

Tuesday Evening Jazz with the Scott Barnum Trio Featuring Dan Padley and Jon Snell at the Motley Cow Cafe, 5:30-7:30pm

Date: Tuesday, August 18 5:30 PM
Location: Motley Cow Cafe

Enjoy great food, friends and music at the Motley Cow. The Scott Barnum Trio, with Dan Padley (guitar), Jon Snell (piano) and Barnum (upright bass) perform J... Read More

Iowa City Babywearers Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 19 10:00 AM
Location: #1 Cab

 Join us for our x2 monthly meetings to learn traditional and contemporary babywearing. We will have a wide variety of carriers available to try on at the meeti... Read More

Tech Help Drop-in Hours

Date: Friday, August 21 10:30 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

This informal drop-in help session is centered around your personal and social technologies. Stop by to learn more about the technology you carry with you every day,... Read More

Tony Zinn Furniture & Design

Date: Friday, August 21 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa Artisans Gallery

Tony Zinn furniture available August 21st - September 27, 2015.   

Digital Photos: Organizing, Sharing, Basic Editing

Date: Friday, August 21 11:00 AM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

Getting all of your digital photography organized and in print worthy condition can be pretty daunting. Learn about the leading cloud-based photo sharing websites an... Read More

Honoring Your Wishes

Date: Friday, August 21 2:00 PM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

What if you suddenly experienced a severe accident or illness that left you unable to express your wishes regarding your healthcare? Would your loved ones know what... Read More

2015 Friday Night Concert Series

Date: Friday, August 21 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

Party Gras Dance Party

Date: Friday, August 21 7:30 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 First of it's kind, this Party Gras aims to blend the line between hip hop and edm, and get blurry we shall, with FREE BEER and BEADS until they run out! Music... Read More

2015 Free Movie Series

Date: Saturday, August 22 8:45 PM
Location: Summer of the Arts

The Free Movie Series features a full-length movie on the University of Iowa Pentacrest outside of Macbride Hall in downtown Iowa City. Each week you can enjoy a cla... Read More

DJ Abilities & Uncommon Nasa & Skech185 & Aeon Gray

Date: Saturday, August 22 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 Billy Freekin Dee. In the beginning… there were turntables on a hardwood floor. DJ'ing for the first six months was done on the ground with a case of be... Read More

Welcome to Medicare

Date: Tuesday, August 25 6:00 PM
Location: Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center

Are you going to 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 have a famil... Read More

Circuit Des Yeux & Marisa Andreson

Date: Wednesday, August 26 8:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 At just 22 years old, Indiana's Haley Fohr has already undergone the sort of transformation that scarcely strikes musicians two or three times her age. The rel... Read More

2015 Iowa Soul Festival

Date: Friday, August 28 - Sunday, August 30
Location: Summer of the Arts

The Iowa Soul Festival is a celebration that features the dance, music, food and art of the African and African-American communities. This event is designed to high... Read More

The Tallest Man on Earth

Date: Friday, August 28 8:00 PM
Location: The Englert Theatre

Dark Bird Is Home doesn’t feel like it came from one time, one place, or one tape machine. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries, studios, an... Read More

RUN DMT & Kage & Spliff & Ankou

Date: Friday, August 28 8:00 PM
Location: Blue Moose Tap House

RUN DMT's sound reflects a torrid love affair with heavy basslines, thunderous beats, and haunting melodies. Formed in Austin, TX in the summer of 2010, RUN DMT appr... Read More

Lunden Reign

Date: Saturday, August 29 9:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 LORA G (Espinoza-Lunden) & NIKKI LUNDEN came together to form Lunden Reign in mid 2013 after their two bands performed together in an LA nightclub. Lunden... Read More

Schaffer The Darklord & Coolzey & Mars Muesic & Rational Anthem

Date: Sunday, August 30 8:00 PM
Location: Gabe\'s Oasis

 Schaffer the Darklord´╗┐ (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper and comedian with material best-suited for brainy and/or drug-addled audiences. With manic en... 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

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

Next to The Tracks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

Social Brand Forum 2015

Date: Thursday, October 15 9:00 AM
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

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

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, November 14 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