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Live Music: Vintage at Vue Rooftop

November 16 @ 10:00 PM - November 17 @ 10:00 PM

Based out of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, this four-piece band incorporates a blend of American classic rock favorites and British invasion standards to create an evening of great music. Micah, Doug, Keith and Vince utilize their 3 and 4-part harmony abilities to make their songs really come alive. Selections from the extensive Beatles and Eagles catalogs, and some fun favorites, lost classics, and other not-heard-for-a-long-time gems are included in their 3 and 4 set performances. 

Family Folk Machine Concert

November 17 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Family Folk machine at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City for One Family, a fall concert, at 3PM on Sunday, November 17. We'll sing songs about the stages of life and the bonds between generations. The concert is free with donations to benefit Family Folk machine accepted at the door.

Iowa Youth Writing Project @Prairie Lights

November 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Iowa Youth Writing Project for their Fall 2019 end-of-semester student reading, featuring brilliant student writers from Johnson and Linn County K–12 schools. Snacks and camaraderie in the café to follow!

Computer Comfort

November 18 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 PM on Monday, repeating until December 2, 2019

Computer Comfort is an UI Student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers strive to leave the community better than they found it by offering tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their devices and their questions. Please register in advance foe each session; no sessions on 11/11 or 11/25.

Jennifer Croft @Prairie Lights

November 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Man Booker International Prize-winnner, University of Iowa MFA in Translation alum, and National Book Award Finalist Jennifer Croft will read from her new memoir, Homesick. “This inventive, stellar memoir examines the tensions between siblings and their separate fates in the most unsettling, unexpected ways. Jennifer Croft's keen attention to the nuances and music of language is abundantly present in every sentence of Homesick.” -Idra Novey Jennifer Croft is the award-winning translator of Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is founding editor of The Buenos Aires Review…

The United States Congress

November 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A whirlwind, fact-packed explanation of how what many people think is a "broken" system works. Learn about membership, qualifications, committees, subcommittees, the Capitol Complex, how laws are made, Gerrymandering, lobbying and other things of note. The presenter does not pretend to have an in depth understanding of Congress, but will explain much of the workings that many of us may not know. This presentation will be apolitical and comments of a political nature will not be welcomed.

Expedition: Machu Picchu with Mark & Eadie Weaver Open House

November 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited and Active Endeavors founders/former owners Mark and Eadie Weaver at Iowa City's Active Endeavors to learn about the expedition trip of a lifetime! The free informational event highlights the July 2020, 10-day custom-itinerary from National Geographic Journeys featuring unique jungle excursions in the Amazon Rainforest, Cusco city visit, the Sacred Valley of rural agricultural communities and of course hiking the magnificent Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu. Less active adventurers may opt to take…

Martha Birkett Bordwell @Prairie Lights

November 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Martha Birkett Bordwell will read from her memoir, Missing Mothers.  “By framing her memoir around missing mothers, author Martha Bordwell raises the ethical dilemmas and emotional consequences trans-national adoption has on families. Missing Mothers addresses a challenging and necessary subject in accessible and intimate prose, inviting readers on a complex parenting journey. Through compelling considerations of race, grief, and privilege, we uncover a deep empathy for people in families acting to transform loss and the unknown into acceptance, understanding and love.” -Patricia Cumbie…

Tuesday Night Dance Party

November 19 @ 8:30 PM - November 20 @ 2:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Tuesday Night Dance party is back! Upper deck open at 5. DJ starting at 9 plus karaoke upstairs too

First Round @ EDEN

November 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

November's First Round is next week! Wednesday, November 20th 5:00 - 6:30pm EDEN (217 Iowa Ave) Join us at EDEN (which come under new ownership and returning to piano bar elements from it's past) on Wednesday, November 20th. The event will begin at 5:00pm and our host, Nighttime Mayor Joe Reilly from The Iowa City Downtown District, will begin interviewing this month's guest speakers around 5:30pm. This month will feature guest speakers Christina Kimerle  & Carmen Capriquaria and Delia Belladonna of Rebellion Burlesque. Come learn about how local leaders are making an impact in our…

Robert Leonard @Prairie Lights

November 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"With wit and a straight-forward passion, Robert Leonard writes of the tough and tender daily lives of the Midwestern working class.  He captures the voices and vicissitudes of the barbers and bartenders, farmers and butchers, factory and maintenance workers who are trying to survive and find their balance within their families and communities in today’s rural landscape. A poetry of the people, Deep Midwest rips off the fancy wrapping paper and gives you a glimpse a reality you may know, but…

Live Music: Abbie Callahan at Vue Rooftop

November 22 @ 10:00 PM - November 23 @ 10:00 PM

Appearing on the music scene through both American Idol and The Voice, Iowa City’s Abbie Callahan brings a young fresh, spin on rock classics and modern radio- and also shares with us her amazing originals; each of which can serve as lessons on how to move a heart with a tune. A unique reservoir of vocal interpretive skill, accompanied by her own infectious acoustic guitar tempos, risk taking hold of your whole day!

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