Fairfield, Iowa Events Calendar

Evita comes to the Sonheim stage on March 22.

Thursday, March 21 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016.

Thursday, March 21 • Full Moon Hike. Head out to the trails for a hike by the light of the full moon, 7:30 p.m. Jefferson County Nature Center, Fairfield. Free.

Thursday, March 21 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. Every Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, March 21 • Open Mic Jam Mic at the Depot. Enjoy house band action starting around 9 p.m., with a sign-up sheet that allows you to sit in with the band. Bring your instrument of choice. A sweet evening of tunes and musical camaraderie. 8-11 p.m. No cover. The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Thursday, March 21 • ICON Thursday Video. At Eternity’s Gate. A film by Julian Schnabel. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, March 21Joe Policastro Trio. Chicago-based alternative jazz trio. Thier latest album, Nothing Here Belongs, showcases the trio’s captivating body of original music with bold arrangements of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, and Santo & Johnny. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Friday, March 22 • Evita: The Musical. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, this original Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical is on an international tour, directed by Hal Prince. Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, from her humble beginners through extraordinary wealth and power. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, March 23 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Saturdays through April 26.

Saturday, March 23 • UPLIFT: Beauty Has Its Form. A crowdfunding event featuring live performances and a DJed dance party. Enjoy song, performance art, puppetry, fun for kids, snacks, and a raffle of goods and certificates from local businesses. Tickets $5. Proceeds benefit Dhyana Miller’s journey to deepening her practice as a bodyworker. 7 p.m., HFI Creativity Lab, 408 W. Lowe Ave., Fairfield.
Contact: madeline.starling@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 24 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, March 24 • Siberian Virtuosi. An ensemble of violinists and a pianist from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Siberian Virtuosi is known for its energy, unique arrangements, and level of virtuosity. 3 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Sunday, March 24 • FAA Awards & Celebration of Art. Desserts and beverages will be served while guests view the current FAA Membership exhibit of 28 area artists’ work. At 3 p.m. judge David Kraemer will present awards to four artists and give a show critique.  The 11th annual summer art installation will also be presented. For artists, FAA Members, and the public. 2–4 p.m., Main Gallery and the Cambridge Room, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. (641) 919-2121.

Sunday, March 24 • Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and some tunes from the Emerald Isle. With Tim Britton and a changing assortment of musicians. 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, March 26 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Wednesday, March 27 • Open Mic at Café Paradiso. All are welcome to perform, amateurs and professionals alike. Signup at 7:45 p.m. sharp, performances begin at 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Wednesday, March 27 • Fairfield Films on the (kinda) Big Screen. In anticipation of the IMPA Awards on March 30th, Fairfield-made shorts will screen for public viewing. 7 p.m. Kill The Light; 7:30 p.m. Stuck, 8 p.m. The Swan Girl; 8:15 p.m. 8 1/2 Circles; 8:45 p.m. Last Tree Standing. Central Park Home Furnishings, west side of square, Fairfield. Free. Through March 29.

Wednesday, March 27 • Late Night Open Mic at the Depot. With host Tim Carey. 10 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, March 28 • Fairfield Films on the (kinda) Big Screen. In anticipation of the IMPA Awards on March 30th, Fairfield-made shorts and a feature film will screen for public viewing. 7 p.m. Black Canaries; 7:20 p.m. Lilith’s Awakening; 8:45 p.m. The Swan Girl, Central Park Home Furnishings, west side of square, Fairfield. Free. Through March 29.

Thursday, March 28 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016.

Thursday, March 28 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, March 28 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. Every Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, March 28 • Open Mic Jam Mic at the Depot. Enjoy house band action starting around 9 p.m., with a sign-up sheet that allows you to sit in with the band. Bring your instrument of choice. A sweet evening of tunes and musical camaraderie. 8-11 p.m. No cover. The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Friday, March 29 Dan Tedesco. Guitar-driven, nationally touring folk-rock singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Friday, March 29 • Fairfield Films on the (kinda) Big Screen. In anticipation of the IMPA Awards on March 30th, Fairfield-made shorts will screen for public viewing. See Weekly Reader for specific program announcements. 7 p.m. 8 1/2 Circles; 7:30 p.m. The Swan Girl; 7:45 p.m. Kill the Light; 8:15 p.m. Last Tree Standing; 8:45 p.m. Stuck; Central Park Home Furnishings, west side of square, Fairfield. Free. Through March 29.

Saturday, March 30 • Iowa Motion Picture Awards Free Screening. See all nominated films. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield. Free.

Saturday, March 30 • Iowa Motion Picture Awards Gala. Now in its 28th year, the Iowa Motion Picture Awards recognize creative and technical achievement in 23 categories. Keynote speakers are Neil Cunningham and Ellen Chennoweth, with emcee Shawn Diddy. Live entertainment. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield.

Saturday, March 30 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Saturdays through April 26.

Saturday, March 30 • Fairy Garden Creations. Create a fairy garden to take home and care for. All ages. RSVP. 10 a.m., ISU Extension & Outreach, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fairfield. (641) 472-4166.

Sunday, March 31 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, March 31 • Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and some tunes from the Emerald Isle. With Tim Britton and a changing assortment of musicians. 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Sunday, March 31 • Jennie Thai. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, April 2 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Tuesday, April 2 • Great Taste. The live cooking show hosted by Steve Boss. Guests to be announced.  7 p.m. Green Building Supply, corner of 2nd St. & Burlington, Fairfield. Free!

Wednesday, April 3 • Open Mic at Café Paradiso. All are welcome to perform, amateurs and professionals alike. Signup at 7:45 p.m. sharp, performances begin at 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Wednesday, April 3 • Late Night Open Mic at the Depot. With host Tim Carey. 10 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, April 4 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016.

Thursday, April 4 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. Every Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, March 4 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, April 4 • Open Mic Jam Mic at the Depot. Enjoy house band action starting around 9 p.m., with a sign-up sheet that allows you to sit in with the band. Bring your instrument of choice. A sweet evening of tunes and musical camaraderie. 8-11 p.m. No cover. The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Friday, April 5 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Saturday, April 6 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Saturdays through April 26.

Sunday, April 7 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, April 7 • Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and some tunes from the Emerald Isle. With Tim Britton and a changing assortment of musicians. 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Sunday, March 24 • Beatles vs Stones. Tribute bands for two of the greatest bands of all time face off in a high-energy showdown. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Monday, April 8 • Dylan Foley. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, April 9 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Tuesday, April 9 • 7th Ave. Mixed Vocal Quartet. Chris Rupp’s group of four singers aims reinvents and uproots the standard definitions of vocal music, combining elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country, and more. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Wednesday, April 10 • Open Mic at Café Paradiso. All are welcome to perform, amateurs and professionals alike. Signup at 7:45 p.m. sharp, performances begin at 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Wednesday, April 10 • Late Night Open Mic at the Depot. With host Tim Carey. 10 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, April 11 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016.

Thursday, April 11 • Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. 5 p.m. Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Thursday, April 11 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, April 11 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. Every Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, April 11 • Open Mic Jam Mic at the Depot. Enjoy house band action starting around 9 p.m., with a sign-up sheet that allows you to sit in with the band. Bring your instrument of choice. A sweet evening of tunes and musical camaraderie. 8-11 p.m. No cover. The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield. TheDepotBrewery.com.

Thursday, April 11 • Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. 5 p.m., Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, April 13 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Saturdays through April 26.

Saturday, April 13 Contra Dance. All are welcome! Live music by Cafe Ceili Band. All dances are taught. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio Ballroom, 51½ N. Court (second floor). $10, kids under 12 free. fairfolk.org.

Tuesday, April 16 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, April 18 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, April 18 • Bach Piano Concert by Werner Elmker. Danish concert pianist and composer Werner Elmker will inspire the audience with the divine resonance of music by Bach and others. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Friday, April 19 • Walkin’ the Line. A tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, April 20 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Saturdays through April 26.

Tuesday, April 23 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Tuesday, April 23 • Linda Bryant, Organist.  7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Thursday, April 25 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, April 25 • Todd Snider. The musician brings his jam band for stories and song made up on the fly. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, April 26 • Indoor Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court. Fairfield. Outdoor market opens in May!

Saturday, April 27 • The Kerry Johnsrud & Kevin Bales Quartet. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, April 30 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Friday, May 3 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, May 3 • The Rat Pack is Back. Relive the days of the famous “Summit at the Sands” nights when the swingin’ ring-a-ding group known as The Rat Pack created hipster legend with a freewheeling, no-holds-barred nightclub act. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Tuesday, May 7 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Tuesday, May 7 • Great Taste. The live cooking show hosted by Steve Boss. Guests to be announced.  7 p.m. Green Building Supply, corner of 2nd St. & Burlington, Fairfield. Free!

Saturday, May 11 Contra Dance. All are welcome! Live music by Cafe Ceili Band. All dances are taught. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio Ballroom, 51½ N. Court (second floor). $10, kids under 12 free. fairfolk.org.

Friday, May 17 • An Evening with Sam Baker. Fairfest at the Sondheim Series presents the Texas singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. FairfieldACC.com.

Friday, May 17 • Chris Greene Quartet. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Friday, June 7 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, July 5 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, August 2 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, September 6 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.