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June 2019

Friday Night Concert Series on the Ped Mall

June 28 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night in downtown Iowa City. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. The 2019 series is back on the Pedestrian Mall! Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. **JUNE 28th, 2019** Soul Sherpa Plastic Relations Soul Sherpa Featured on the Nighttime Mayor ListenICJUNE2019 Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0TYxDPzy4mboptyyLrS8yN?si=Z5Eg8AbmS3C9oIve8TBo9g6 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the…

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Free Movie Series; Sweet Home Alabama

June 29 @ 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 49 min Rating: PG-13 Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey Plot: New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. But Melanie’s past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM89EgWx_Gs

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July 2019

Iowa City Jazz Festival

July 5 @ 4:00 PM - July 7 @ 10:00 PM
Downtown Iowa City, 210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Come down for a three-day weekend of live jazz performances, delicious dishes, and cap off the weekend with a full-blown fireworks display over the University of Iowa Pentacrest. You’re sure to enjoy the music from all four stages, which showcase a variety of well-known jazz musicians and up-and-coming talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Bring a blanket, chair, or come sit in our beverage garden and get ready for a…

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Friday Night Concert Series on the Ped Mall

July 12 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night in downtown Iowa City. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. The 2019 series is back on the Pedestrian Mall! Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Visit the Summer of the Arts website by clicking here to see who is performing each week. 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the Iowa Arts Festival…

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Free Movie Series; Robin Hood Men in Tights

July 13 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 45 min Rating: PG-13 Starring: Mel Brooks, Cary Elwes, Dave Chappelle Plot: Crusading nobleman Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes) escapes from prison in Jerusalem and returns home to find that the evil Prince John (Richard Lewis) has confiscated his family estate and is abusing the citizenry. Robin enlists his blind attendant, Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), his friend Will Scarlett O’Hara (Matthew Porretta) and Little John (Eric Allan Kramer) to help regain his home. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX4Ik-cyp-I

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Friday Night Concert Series on the Northside

July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on June 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Northside Market Place, Market Street, Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night. New this year: we're bringing four concerts to the Northside neighborhood! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Visit the Summer of the Arts website by clicking here to see who is performing each week. 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the Iowa Arts…

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Free Movie Series; Incredibles 2

July 20 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 2 hr 5 min Rating: PG Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Brad Bird Plot: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact…

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Friday Night Concert Series on the Ped Mall

July 26 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night in downtown Iowa City. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. The 2019 series is back on the Pedestrian Mall! Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Visit the Summer of the Arts website by clicking here to see who is performing each week. 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the Iowa Arts Festival…

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Free Movie Series; The Proposal

July 27 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 48 min Rating: PG-13 Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, Betty White Plot: Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she’s engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFL8b1p1ELY

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August 2019

The Soul & Blues Festival

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - August 3 @ 10:00 PM
Downtown Iowa City, 210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Soul & Blues Festival is a reworking of the former Iowa Soul Festival. Like its predecessor, the Soul & Blues Festival celebrates the music, dance, food, and art of the African and African-American communities that have influenced the culture of the United States as a whole. This event features local, regional, and national artists. Enjoy live entertainment, soul food, art inspired by African American culture, Fun Stops for the kids, and much more!

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Free Movie Series; Sister Act

August 3 @ 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 40 min Rating: PG Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel Plot: When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), commit murder, she is relocated for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7j2aEJxxDY

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Friday Night Concert Series; Rude Punch and Bamboozlers

August 9 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Rude Punch is an Alternative/Reggae band from Davenport, IA. Combining Reggae, Rock, Punk, and Pop to create original, positive, high energy music. With the release of “Killin’ It” (2009) and “Lovers Rock” (2015), the band continues to spread the love and positivity of their music throughout the region and the U.S. Always about love and good vibes, Rude Punch continues to play for the people and plans to release their fourth studio album in 2018. Founded in 2004, the Bamboozlers…

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Free Movie Series; The Little Mermaid

August 10 @ 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 25 min Rating: G Starring: Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright Plot: In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for…

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Friday Night Concert Series on the Northside

August 16 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on June 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Northside Market Place, Market Street, Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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Free

This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night. New this year: we're bringing four concerts to the Northside neighborhood! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Visit the Summer of the Arts website by clicking here to see who is performing each week. 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the Iowa Arts…

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Free Movie Series; Bohemian Rhapsody

August 17 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 2 hr 13 min Rating: PG-13 Starring: Rami Malek, Brian May, Ben Hardy Plot: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0VHJYFOAU

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Friday Night Concert Series on the Ped Mall

August 23 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

One event on August 23, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Free

This Iowa City tradition features a local or regional musical group each Friday night in downtown Iowa City. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the downtown atmosphere and great live music. The 2019 series is back on the Pedestrian Mall! Rain location: Lower level of the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. Visit the Summer of the Arts website by clicking here to see who is performing each week. 2019 Dates: every Friday, 5/17/19-8/30/19, EXCEPT May 31 and July 5, due the Iowa Arts Festival…

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Free Movie Series; Coco

August 24 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Outside Macbride Hall, 17 N Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Run time: 1 hr 49 min Rating: PG Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt Plot: Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family…

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