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 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
Mar 30 @ 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 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
SWAN Day Iowa City (Support Women Artists Now Day) RECEPTION Key note speaker: Sandy Dyas Saturday March 30, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 pm PATV Studios: 206 Lafayette St Iowa City BYOB An evening of music,[...]
PATV Studios
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 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
1:00 pm
Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Monday, 4/1 1 PM in room 202 International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around[...]
The Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
A Death Cafe is a group of people who are not afraid to discuss and increase their awareness of death in order to make the most of life. The topics of our monthly discussions are[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Death Café Fee: none. No registration. Membership Not Required Mondays, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1 2 – 3 PM in room M02 Facilitators: Craig Mosher and Michelle Buhman A Death Café is a group of people[...]
Iowa City Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 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
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4:00 pm
Bur Oak Land Trust receives 20% of your receipt when you mention Bur Oak Land Trust! Join Bur Oak Land Trust at Pagliai’s Pizza for a Share the Profit partnership every Monday in April. Enjoy[...]
Pagliai's Pizza