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.

Mar 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
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
On selected days, the Library will open one hour early for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment. We will be celebrating Spring today. We will have[...]
Iowa City Public Library
Mar 23 @ 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
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Learn to net on both sides of a beaded spine to make incredible lace earrings. Instruction on color grading will be provided. Embellish the tips of the lace to really create some flare. We will[...]
Beadology Iowa
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Fun for all ages and abilities. No experience is necessary as all dances are taught and called. There’s no fancy footwork involved, you simply walk through a series[...]
Senior Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Fee: Sliding scale $5-15; pay what you can at the door. No registration. Membership Not Required Saturdays, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27 7:30 – 10:30 PM in the Assembly Room Everyone is welcome to the Barn[...]
The Senior Center
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Learn to make a ring band to size. Then add a stone or glass bead as the focal. This is a way to learn and enhance your metal working skills and to learn tricks to[...]
Beadology Iowa
Mar 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
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm
Computer Comfort Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Mondays, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22 Tuesdays, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Assembly Room Instructor: Computer Comfort[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
6:30 pm
3/25: The Iowa Watershed Approach: We’re All In! This presentation will focus on the Iowa Watershed Approach (IWA) Flood Mitigation Program and its efforts to make communities more resilient to floods. Key objectives include demonstrating[...]
The Senior Center
7:00 pm
MOM TALKS is a *FREE* event series presented by the Iowa City Moms Blog featuring short educational lectures on important parenting topics presented by local experts. Registration is required due to seating limitations. Tuesday, March[...]
Cowork Collective
Mar 26 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Smile Empty Soul w/ September Mourning, Rise Among Rivals, Little White Lie & TV Cop at Gabe’s 5pm Doors All Ages $15 advance
Gabe's
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 27 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
This is a great introduction to the Japanese tradition of Kumihimo. Learn to use a disk to braid satin cord. You will have a selection of charms to add to your weaving. No experience needed.[...]
Beadology Iowa
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 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
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
6:00 pm
Welcome to Medicare Fee: none. Registration required. Membership Not Required Saturday, 1/12 10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202 Saturday, 2/23 10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202 Thursday, 3/28 6 – 8:15[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
The Artisanals at Gabe’s
Gabe's
Mar 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Fridays, 2/22, 3/29 1 – 4 PM in the Assembly Room Facilitator: Emily Edrington People of all ages are invited to join us for the first meetings of[...]
The Senior Center
Mar 29 @ 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