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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

DRUMline Live. High-stepping brass, sequined guards, and the soul-shattering syncopation of a marching band. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Hoover & Food Relief During WWI. Archivist Matthew Schaefer will give this President's Day presentation. 2 p.m., Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, 210 Parkside Dr., West Branch. (319) 643-5301.

Kaki King. This Brooklyn-based artist has been hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself." 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Social Club, 901 Cherry St., Des Moines. (515) 369-3673.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Two of America's most admired singer-songwriters share the stage. 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

UI Symphony Orchestra. The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra has been hailed as one of the finest university orchestras in the U.S. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. (319) 335-1160 or (800) 426-2437. Free. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action. 6:30 p.m., Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. Also on Fri. 24th.

Dancers in Company: Home. UI's premiere touring dance company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers. 8 p.m., Space Place Theater, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160. Through Sat. 25th.

Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble. This San Francisco-based band has attracted growing global audiences who adore their authentic musicianship and timely message. 7:30 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport. (563) 333-6251.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Two of America's most admired singer-songwriters share the stage. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507. 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

One Book, Two Book. Celebrate children's literature! Book fair, crafts, workshops, and talks. Through Feb. 26. onebooktwobook.org.

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live. Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals while sharing humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage. 7 p.m., Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-4849.

Dancers in Company: Home. The UI's premiere touring dance company. 8 p.m., Space Place Theater, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

DIY in the Junction. Stores in Valley Junction will have a day full of demonstrations, classes, make-and-takes, samplers, crafts, and more. Come to a kick-off event on Friday night to see a sampling of Saturday's classes. Fri. 6–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines. (515) 222-3642.

Eulenspiegel's Puppets and Pastries.
Dessert theater for adults! See cutting-edge puppetry while listening to music and savoring delectable desserts. 8 p.m., Owl Glass Puppetry Center, West Liberty. (319) 627-2487.

Godspell. Presented by Ottumwa Community Players, this musical, based on the book of Saint Matthew, is about a group of followers who share parables through games, storytelling, and a hefty dose of comic timing. 7 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000.

Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Live Action. 6:30 p.m., Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines. (515) 277-4405. 

Ron White. Classic comedy for mature audiences. 8 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000.

Jeff Dye. Star of NBC's comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never. 8 p.m., Penguin's Comedy Club, the Vault, 208 2nd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133.

Indian Hills JazzFest Opening Concert. Indian Hills Jazz Band with various guest artists. 7:30 p.m., St. John Auditorium, Ottumwa. (641) 683-5144. Free.

Noname. American rapper, hip-hop, and slam-poetry artist, Fatimah Warner. 8 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom, Iowa City. Scope.uiowa.edu.

Jacob Metcalf and Society of Broken Souls. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Split Lip Rayfield. Powerhouse bluegrass trio from Kansas. 9 p.m., Gabe's, Iowa City. (319) 351-9175.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. Based on true events from Minhaj's first-generation Indian-American experience. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653. 

One Book, Two Book. Celebrate children's literature! Book fair, crafts, workshops, and talks. Through Feb. 26. onebooktwobook.org.

Dancers in Company: Home. The UI's premiere touring dance company. 8 p.m., Space Place Theater, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

DIY in the Junction. Stores in Valley Junction will have a day full of demonstrations, classes, make-and-takes, samplers, crafts, and more. Come to a kick-off event on Friday night to see a sampling of Saturday's classes. Fri. 6–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines. (515) 222-3642.

Eulenspiegel's Puppets and Pastries.
Dessert theater for adults! See cutting-edge puppetry while listening to music and savoring delectable desserts. 8 p.m., Owl Glass Puppetry Center, West Liberty. (319) 627-2487.

Godspell. Presented by Ottumwa Community Players, this musical, based on the book of Saint Matthew, is about a group of followers who share parables through games, storytelling, and a hefty dose of comic timing. 7 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000. 

Jeff Dye. Star of NBC's comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never. 8 p.m., Penguin's Comedy Club, the Vault, 208 2nd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133. 

Kristin Chenoweth. Award-winning actress and singer is joined by the Des Moines Symphony. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

The Vagina Monologues. Proceeds go to the Emma Goldman Clinic and V-Day Movement's Spotlight Campaign: Violence Against Women in the Workplace. 7 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Mamma Mia! ABBA's hits combined with a tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Sat. 7:30, Sun. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437. 

Jazz Summit Grand Finale Concert. Coe College Jazz Ensemble and the Sinfonia Jazz Ensemble, with guest drummer Matt Wilson. 7 p.m., Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8600.

Jim Brickman Pure Piano: The Greatest Hits.
Award-winning songwriter and pianist presents a romantic concert. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Wcfsymphony: Four Seasons II. Vivaldi's classic paired with a fabulous contemporary rendition of the same piece, both performed by Iowa's finest violinists. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., The Brown Derby Ballroom, 618 Sycamore St.,
Waterloo. (319) 273-3373.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3. Includes Schumann's Concertpiece for Four French Horns & Orchestra, featuring Über Horn Quartet. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Five Flags Theater, Clive. (888) 677-4440.

Orchestra Iowa: Faithfully. A symphonic tribute to the music of Journey. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Willow Workshop. Attract more backyard birds this winter; make an easy-to-weave willow suet feeder. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

One Book, Two Book. Celebrate children's literature! Book fair, crafts, workshops, and talks.  onebooktwobook.org.

Tim Hawkins. Gut-busting comedy all-star with guitar chops. With Daren Streblow. 7 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300. 

Mamma Mia! ABBA's hits combined with a tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Sun. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437.   

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3. Includes Schumann's Concertpiece for Four French Horns & Orchestra, featuring Über Horn Quartet. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Five Flags Theater, Clive. (888) 677-4440.

Orchestra Iowa: Faithfully. A symphonic tribute to the music of Journey. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203. 

Red Cedar Chamber Music: Hussite Fantasy. Miera Kim (violin), Philip Wharton (violin), Karin Addis (viola), and Carey Bostian (cello). 3 p.m., National Czech & Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8500.

Chamber Singers of Southeast Iowa. Community gala with DVD screening of the Carnegie Hall concert. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, FACC, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Fat Tuesday: The Dandelion Stompers. New Orleans jazz with all the trimmings. 6 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Backyard Chicken Workshop. Learn the basic information you need to raise hens in urban and suburban areas. 6–7:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

Antonio Sanchez: Birdman Live. Renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez will perform his Grammy-winning score live along with the film Birdman. 8 p.m., Englert, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

The Cantafios. Jazz standards. 6 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

The Texas Tenors. Country, classical, Broadway, and current pop music—with breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm. 7:30 p.m., Bridge View Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Fairfield 1st Fridays. 6–9 p.m., downtown Fairfield. FairfieldArtwalk.org.

Cirk Laputyka: Slapstick Sonata.
One of Europe's most pioneering physical theater companies. Visual poetry meets physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus. 7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium, Ames. (877) 843-2368.

Old Brick Dance. Samba lesson by Markus Cannon at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing at 8:30 p.m., Old Brick Auditorium, 26 E. Market St, Iowa City. CorridorDance.org.

Circus Oz. Australia's National Circus infuses Down Under energy into a high-flying art form. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. (319) 335-1160 or (800) 426-2437. 

NOLA Jazz Band: First Fridays. 5:30 p.m., Des Moines Social Club, 901 Cherry St., Des Moines. (515) 369-3673. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Circus Oz. Australia's National Circus infuses Down Under energy into a high-flying art form. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. (319) 335-1160 or (800) 426-2437.  

Greg Warren. Most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, Warren has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. 8 p.m., Penguin's Comedy Club, the Vault, 208 2nd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133.

Annual Southeast Iowa Farm Show. Learn about the latest in equipment, seed, technology, and more. Speakers include Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey. 9 a.m., FACC, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2786.

Cabin Fever: Beer 'n' Bread. Sample several Iowa micro-brewed beers with fresh artisan breads and other goodies. Meet the people behind your favorite Iowa craft brews, and explore the art of home brewing with local experts. 3–4:30 p.m. or 5–6:30 p.m., Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. (515) 278-5286.

Romeo and Juliet.
Five professional actors from the London stage breathe new life into Shakespeare's tragic romance. See the best of Shakespeare done by some of the finest actors in the world. 7:30 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport. (563) 333-6251.

The Kids' Table: A Grown-Up Helping.
This fundraising event for grown-ups features gourmet twists on classic kid food composed and prepared by local chefs and businesses. 6:30–10 p.m., Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf. (563) 344-4106.

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!
One-of-a-kind theatrical magic and illusion. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

It's Maple Syrupin' Time.
A maple syruping experience for the family. Sat. 11 a.m. and 1 a.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664. IndianCreekNatureCenter.org. Through March 25.

An Evening with Collin Raye. Country music favorite. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

The Wild Reeds. The harmonious sounds from this LA-based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva dip in and out of multiple genres. 9 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Pride of Iowa Chorus: Extra, Extra Sing All About It. Barbershop chorus. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Music Under the Water Tower: William Elliott Whitmore and David Zolo. South Lee County hero brings along Iowa City keyboard player and vocalist David Zollo. 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, Donnellson. Music-UndertheWaterTower.wordpress.com.

Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 5: Pictures at an Exhibition. Includes works by Wagner, Brahms, and Mussorgsky/Ravel. Joseph Giunta, conducting; Robert Edward Thies, piano. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300. 

Start With a Seed. Plant the seeds for a successful summer of gardening. This informative workshop will walk you through the basics of seed selection, seed starting, transplants, and tips for urban gardening. 11 a.m.–12 p.m., SSE, Heritage Farm, Decorah. (563) 382-5990.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

It's Maple Syrupin' Time. A maple syruping experience for the family. Sun. 1:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664. IndianCreekNatureCenter.org. Through March 25. 

Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 5: Pictures at an Exhibition. Includes works by Wagner, Brahms, and Mussorgsky/Ravel. Joseph Giunta, conducting; Robert Edward Thies, piano. Sun. 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300.  

Yo-Yo Ma. Ma, among the most respected and adored musicians of the last 50 years, will be performing solo cello pieces. 7 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. (319) 335-1160 or (800) 426-2437.

Chamber Singers of Iowa City: Eternal Light. CSIC will explore the subject of light through the work of 20th-century composers Herbert Howells, Eriks Ešenvalds, and Morten Lauridsen. 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 220 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City. ICChamberSingers.org.

Jamey Johnson. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter; "one of the greatest country singers of our time." –Washington Post. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.
 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 29

An Evening with David Sedaris. Featuring all new stories and observations with a sneak peak into work that will be published in his newest collection. 8 p.m. Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. 800-745-3000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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