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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Gaelic Storm. Infuses traditional Celtic music with modern rock, country, and folk. 7 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

What's the Buzz? Beginning Beekeeper's Workshop. Get an introduction into beekeeping from passionate beekeepers in the community. 5–6:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Jessica Lang Dance. Contemporary ballet. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. (800) 426-2437.

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue.
A high-energy celebration of new India's pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music. 7:30 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2786.

Devon Allman & Stars in Toledo.
Blues Music Award-winning singer, guitarist, and producer. 7 p.m., The Washington, 306 Washington St., Burlington. (319) 758-9553.

Lambchop. Alternative country band transcends genre in its recent album FOTUS. 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Backyard Chickens Workshop. Learn the basics of raising hens in urban and suburban areas. 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Christopher Titus. "Hard funny." With guest Rachel Bradley. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

Rocky LaPorte. Hilarious, yet endearing delivery with an unmistakable accent. 8 p.m., Penguin's Comedy Club, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133.

Flower & Garden Show. Blooming flowers, dazzling ponds, sunrooms, and garden-related vendors. Various times, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL. (309) 788-5912. Through Mar. 26.

Rusted Root. A fusion of acoustic, rock, and world music—with a strong percussion section. 8 p.m., The Washington, Burlington. (319) 758-9553.

Dan Hubbard. Singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. (563) 326-1333, ext. 102.

Classical Music Showcase. An evening of Central College Music Department's impeccably executed works. 7 p.m., Pella Opera House, Pella. (641) 628-8625.

Victor & Penny. Swing-infused folk-jazz. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Phillips, Bianchi, Nash, and Gisbert. These leaders in jazz strike an exciting balance between musical substance and accessibility. 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529. 

The Lumineers. American folk-rock. With Kaleo and Susto. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. (515) 564-8000.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Flower & Garden Show. Blooming flowers, dazzling ponds, sunrooms, and garden-related vendors. Various times, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL. (309) 788-5912. Through Mar. 26.

Rocky LaPorte. Hilarious, yet endearing delivery with an unmistakable accent. 8 p.m., Penguin's Comedy Club, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133. 

Paul Reiser. This Mad About You star quips on life, love, and relationships. 7:30 p.m., John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, 2000 University Ave., Dubuque. (563) 585-7469.

Funky Junk-A-Loo. It's a repurposed paradise: vendors from all over the state will have their work for sale. Sat. 9 a.m.–Sun. 3 p.m., Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center,
205 W. 4th St.,
Waterloo. MainstreetWaterloo.org. Through Mar. 26.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Eric Carle Stories.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's acclaimed composite of storybook favorites. Sat. 1 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, (515) 246-2300; Sun. 2 p.m., John and Alice Butler Hall, Dubuque. (563) 585-7469.  Through Mar. 26.

Sharon Bouquet. Singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

X-Ray Mary. Punk-rock grooves inspired by science-fiction themes and B-movies. With Captain Three Leg and 20-Foot Forehead. Come early for a 7 p.m. drum circle. 8:30 p.m., Depot Brewery, Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Kneebody. "Electric jazz." 8 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Old Time Gospel Music Session & Capitol Chorus. 3 p.m. Old Time Gospel Jam hosted by Heaven's Calling, with an evening concert by Old Capitol Chorus, Joe Brisben, and Sam Price. 7 p.m., Uptown Bill's, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. (319) 339-0804.

By George! The Pops Plays Gershwin. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra celebrates one of the key composers of the Great American Songbook. 8 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

The Way Down Wanderers. Fast-paced and soulful five-piece alternative folk band. With Grass Fed Mule. 8 p.m., Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 337-6464.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Music & Movies Family. Memorable movie themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and video game Zelda. Sat. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 p.m., Five Flags Civic Center, Dubuque. (800) 745-3000. 

Spring Scherenschnitte. Try your hand at this delicate paper-cutting art form. 9 a.m. (2D designs) or 10 a.m. (3D designs), German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. (563) 322-8844.

Portable Yarn Making. Learn the basics of spinning fibers with a drop-spindle. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Welcome Center, Keosauqua. VillagesFolkSchool.com. 

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Flower & Garden Show. Blooming flowers, dazzling ponds, sunrooms, and garden-related vendors. Various times, QCCA Expo Center, Rock Island, IL. (309) 788-5912. Through Mar. 26.

Funky Junk-A-Loo. It's a repurposed paradise: vendors from all over the state will have their work for sale. Sat. 9 a.m.–Sun. 3 p.m., Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center,
205 W. 4th St.,
Waterloo. MainstreetWaterloo.org.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Eric Carle Stories.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's acclaimed composite of storybook favorites. Sat. 1 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, (515) 246-2300; Sun. 2 p.m., John and Alice Butler Hall, Dubuque. (563) 585-7469. 

The Man Who Planted Trees. This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who transforms a barren wasteland. Enjoyed by all ages. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., The Temple Theater, 1011 Locust St., Des Moines. (515) 288-4700.

Turf Wars: Dodgeball Tournament
. An arena-sized dodgeball tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids. Register by March 22. 10 a.m., U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1729.

Conor Oberst with The Felice Brothers. Indie folk. A portion of proceeds supports Planned Parenthood. 7 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

Lily Tomlin. From Laugh In to Grace and Frankie, Tomlin's quirky humor and wit have made her a comic legend. 7 p.m., Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-4849. 

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Leslie Odom Jr. Odom's Tony Award-winning portrayal of Aaron Burr in Hamilton shot him to fame as he and his castmates shined a new light on America's founding figures. Odom will reflect on his life and career. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437. Free.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Trivia Night at Arbor Bar. 7 p.m., The Arbor, Fairfield. (641) 209-1821.

Beadology Earring Swap.
Bring three pairs of earrings to swap for three "new" ones. Proceeds from shopping will benefit Emma Goldman Shelter House. 5 p.m., Beadology, Iowa City. (319) 338-1566.

Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Beauty and the Beast. This celebration of sensuality and humanity gives voice to a powerful new version of a classic story. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, 221 E. Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300. 

Kris Kristofferson. Country Music Hall of Famer. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

George Thorogood and The Destroyers. The badder-than-ever guitar slinger and his band. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Soak it Up: Rain Garden Series. In a six-class series, learn how to create a rain garden that soaks up the water from impervious surfaces around your house. 5–7 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664. Tuesdays through May 2.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Banjoy. From bluegrass and gospel to originals and lively instrumentals. 7 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Rickie Lee Jones. Two-time Grammy winner has fearlessly experimented with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

Lewis Black: Rant, White, & Blue. Black can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Chicago Harp Quartet. 7:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium, 200 N. Front St., Burlington. (319) 753-8111.

Las Cafeteras. A "uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock…live, they're magnetic." –LA Times. 7:30 p.m., The Temple Theater, Des Moines. (515) 288-4700. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

SPT Theatre: Fish Out of Water. A pool of sketch writers and some of the hottest musicians in the corridor weave together a two-hour fun-fest. 8 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids. LegionArts.org.

Annie. The world's best-loved musical returns in time- honored form. 7:30 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2786.

Deb Talan. New album Lucky Girl features Deb Talan's (of The Weepies) pop sensibility, signature confessional writing, and unmistakable voice. 7:30 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir. Instrumental jazz funk. 8:30 p.m., The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Kansas. Legendary classic rockers. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

New Odyssey. Three guys play 30 instruments, giving a versatile, funny, novel, talented, polished,
family-oriented and awesome performance. 7:30 p.m. Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview, Ottumwa. (641) 937-5749.

SPT Theatre: Fish Out of Water. A pool of sketch writers and some of the hottest musicians in the corridor weave together a two-hour fun-fest. 8 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids. LegionArts.org. 

Festival of Cheese. A celebration of the ultimate comfort food! Discover creative variations by local chefs. 3–4:30 p.m. or 5–6:30 p.m., Living History Farms, Urbandale. (515) 278-5286. LHF.org.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra with Chris Botti. A concert featuring the Grammy Award- winning jazz trumpeter. 7:30 p.m., John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, 2000 University Ave., Dubuque. (563) 585-7469.

Michael W. Smith: The Revolution Tour. With Love & The Outcome and Nathan Tasker. Three-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording contemporary Christian artist. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

The Feralings. "Mountain music from the plains ... country music from town ... blues from happy folks." 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Blu Stu. John Schirmer's blues-rock band. The Depot Brewery, Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Whitney. "Casually melancholic music," presented by Mission Creek and Moeller Nights. 9 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. (319) 351-9529.

The Tillers. A rockin' combination of string band, bluegrass, Americana, and old-time music. 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, Donnellson. Music-UndertheWaterTower.wordpress.com.

Des Moines Symphony: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. A blend of music, multimedia, and theater. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

Pysanky Eggs Workshop. Learn this egg-decorating technique from the Eggheads! 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., German American Heritage Center, Davenport. (563) 322-8844. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Arts & Crafts Show. Thousands of unique handmade products for sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Marriott Conf. Center, Coralville. (563) 652-4529.

Des Moines Symphony: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. A blend of music, multimedia, and theater. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300. 

John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky. A reunion of two celebrated folk artists. 7 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1580. LegionArts.org.

SE Iowa Symphony Chamber Orchestra. 3 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2786. 

Inquire Within. Keosauqua band led by Curtis Oliver, owner of Ollie’s Music Shop. 8:30 p.m. The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.
 

MONDAY, APRIL 3

Green Day. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. (515) 564-8000. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Veterans For Peace. Participate in an all-day serial reading of one of Martin Luther King’s most powerful speeches, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”  King delivered that speech on April 4, 1967. 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, Iowa City.

Mission Creek Festival. A 6-day experience of music, readings, film screenings, lectures, local food, and outreach. Various times and locations, Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com. Through April 9th.

Andrew Bird. A compelling multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and whistler. 8:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437. Scope.Uiowa.edu.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Bridget Kearney. Vocalist from Lake Street Dive. With Elizabeth Moen and Paul Cary. 8 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com.

Ghostface Killah. Founding member of Wu-Tang Clan helped shape the golden age of rap. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Margaret Cho. This accomplished performer could be called the "Queen of all Media." 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com. 

The Bad Plus. Jazz trio reimagines Bowie, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, and Stravinsky. 8:30 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Karen Meat. This accomplished performer could be called the "Queen of all Media." 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com.  

Dickie. Veteran tunesmith Dick Prall and violinist Kristina Priceman present a collection of dark, gorgeous, and sometimes moony sing-alongs. 8 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Rufus Wainright. One of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. 9 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. MissionCreekFest-ival.com.

Saeed Jones. Buzz-Feed executive editor for culture and author of critically acclaimed Prelude to a Bruise presents a collection of poetry. With Alice Sola Kim and Isaac Fitzgerald. 6 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. MissionCreekFestival.com.


Spring Art Expose. See artwork in all media by dozens of artists. 10-5. Wine and Craft Beer Tasting noon to 3 p.m. IMU Main Lounge, Iowa City. Through Apr. 9.  

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Spring Art Expose. See artwork in all media by dozens of artists. 10-4. IMU Main Lounge, Iowa City.    

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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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