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.

Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
This techniques class will leave you with samples of BronzClay with varied textures made from embedding objects into the clay. Bring sticks, wood, wings, leaves, buttons or any other objects with an intriguing texture. Some[...]
Beadology Iowa
1:30 pm
There’s no single path towards publication — you can query an agent and get picked up by a traditional publisher, you can work with a small press, or you can take on both the writing[...]
Iowa Writers' House
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
The Green Room is based on a series of questions: How does a community become smarter… employ that knowledge to uplift the lives of its residents… join with other cities and towns across the country…[...]
Englert Theater
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Learn to create consistent wrapped loops and link them to form your own beaded chain long enough to wear as a bracelet. This bracelet class will incorporate a variety of materials into each bracelet. Walk[...]
Beadology Iowa
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join Bur Oak Land Trust for a Eat for Change share the profit at Chipotle in the Old Capital Mall. Enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine while supporting the environment and your community. Mention Bur Oak, and[...]
Chipotle
Sep 25 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
WERQ® is the wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on today’s hottest pop, rock, and hip hop music. Come sweat it out and burn a ton of calories! All levels are welcome; tennis shoes and[...]
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and[...]
Chauncey Swan Ramp
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
7:30 pm
From the writer of the hit TV Show THIS IS US comes a heartfelt and stirring play straight from America’s headlines. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter[...]
Riverside Theatre
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Discover an easy to learn netting stitch from the Roaring Twenties using Toho seed beads. No book or magazine uses this stitch in a project—it is an exclusive Beadology Iowa stitch. You will create a[...]
Beadology Iowa
7:30 pm
From the writer of the hit TV Show THIS IS US comes a heartfelt and stirring play straight from America’s headlines. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter[...]
Riverside Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
When Stu and Sam Mullins formed The Mullins Brothers duo in 2012, it was guided by one principle: play songs they love and that enthusiasm will be contagious. The results are an eclectic set covering[...]
Vue Rooftop
12:00 am
Use your CRAW skills to make an embellished chain with Toho 11/0 seed beads. Create a round CRAW toggle clasp, so it flows naturally from the chain. Prerequisite: basic CRAW skills—see intro class on Sept.[...]
Beadology Iowa
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and[...]
Chauncey Swan Ramp
9:00 am
The Grant Wood Art Colony presents, “Art in Public.” The 6th Biennial Grant Wood Symposium will address the role art plays in community building, the responsibilities of the artist and the community, and more. Artists,[...]
Art Building West on the University of Iowa Campus
Sep 29 @ 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
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH The Northside Oktoberfest benefiting Iowa City area nonprofits showcases the Bohemian nature of the Northside Marketplace with great craft beers, neighborhood food, beer games and much more! Join us on Saturday, September 29th,[...]
Northside Market Place
7:30 pm
From the writer of the hit TV Show THIS IS US comes a heartfelt and stirring play straight from America’s headlines. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter[...]
Riverside Theatre
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
9:00 pm
Founded in 2004, the Bamboozlers started off as the Cedar Island Band. Yep, that’s us! The ten-year run of our first iteration involved playing 200+ gigs all over the country.
Vue Rooftop
2:00 pm
From the writer of the hit TV Show THIS IS US comes a heartfelt and stirring play straight from America’s headlines. Della’s North Carolina bakery is legendary! She is overjoyed when her best friend’s daughter[...]
Riverside Theatre