Events Calendar for April 2018

Paula Poundstone performs at the Englert Theatre on Friday, April 27. (photo by Michael Schwarz)

Tuesday, April 24 Garden Pests & Helpers. 5:30–6:30 p.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fairfield. (641) 472-4166.

Tuesday, April 24 • The Accidentals. Indie folk rock. 7:30 p.m., The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City.

Wednesday, April 25 Circa: Opus. Underpinned by the music of composer Dmitri Shostakovich, fourteen acrobats create powerful and nuanced geometries with their bodies. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

Wednesday, April 25Julius Caesar. National Theatre Live screening. 6 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

Wednesday, April 25 RME & Polyrhythms Present: Victor Wooten. Bass revolutionary in concert at 8 p.m., with Victor Wooten Master Class & Workshop at 5 p.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. (563) 326-1333, ext. 102.

Thursday, April 26National Geographic Live with Kenny Broad. Doubling as an environmental anthropologist, Broad uses his research as a cave diver to solve problems of climate change and freshwater resource management. Join him for a fantastic voyage into the “blue holes” of the Bahamas. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Thursday, April 26 • Night Owls. Observe a Great Horned Owl and an Eastern Screech Owl up close, and celebrate James Audubon’s birthday by learning how birds have inspired art and culture. 6 p.m., Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503.

Thursday, April 26 • Akropolis Reed Quintet. This award-winning group has performed all over the world with “imagination, infallibility, and huge vitality.” 7:30 p.m., Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport. (563) 333-6251.

Thursday, April 26  • The Cantafios. Jazz-standard duo. 6–8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Friday, April 27 • Paula Poundstone. With smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with a crowd, she swings on stage like a jazz musician. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. (319) 688-2653.

Friday, April 27 • Cabaret. Will the decadent allure of 1930s Berlin nightlife be enough to get the ensemble through dangerous times? 7:30 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Friday, April 27 • Friday Flashback: Nolstalgic Drag Show. Sizzling hot to the ridiculous to the sublime. 9 p.m., Depot Brewery, Fairfield.

Friday, April 27Awful Purdies. A quintet of female multi-instrumentalists channel rockabilly to bluegrass. 9 p.m., Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City.

Friday, April 27  • Pianopalooza Dueling Pianos. Tony Bohnenkamp and Jerry Lorenson. 7:30 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1729.

Friday, April 27  • The Fez. Dedicated to faithfully reproducing masterpieces of Steely Dan. 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City.

Fri-Sat-Sun, April 27-29 • Orchestra Iowa: Travel Companion. Wolf’s “Italian Serenade,” Zhou Long’s “Song of the Ch’In,” Piazzolla’s “L’Histoire du Tango” and “Oblivion,” and Paul Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music.” 7:30 p.m., Opus Concert Café, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Saturday, April 28 An Evening with Kevin Smith. Q & A with the filmmaker. 7 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa.

Saturday, April 28Taylor Mac. A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged). In a condensed version of his magnum opus, Taylor Mac will take you out of your comfort zone and into a new conception of our shared story. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

Saturday, April 28 • From Nashville, Writers in the Round. Meet songwriters Kent Blazy, Matthew Rogers, and Keesy Timmer, and hear the stories that inspired their megahits recorded by Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Randy Houser, Reba, and more. 7:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium.

Saturday, April 28 • QCSO: A Space Odyssey. Explore the cosmos with a visually inspiring concert featuring well-known music from Star Wars, The Jetsons, Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and more. 2:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport.

Saturday, April 28 • Red Molly. Powerhouse vocal trio in the Americana mold. 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1580.

Saturday, April 28 • Tyrone Wells. With Gabe Dixon. Folk singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City.

Sat-Sun April 28–29Beyond the Score: Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Acclaimed multi-media presentation created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and brought to life by actors. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

Sunday, April 29 • Rivers & Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time. Documentary. 3:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, Davenport. (563) 326-7804. Free.

Sunday, April 29 • Skillet and For King & Country. Alt rock. 7 p.m., U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1729.

Monday, April 30 • Apples in Winter. Traditional Irish piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield.

Tuesday, May 1 • Apples in Winter. Traditional Irish piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly. Café Dodici, Washington. Call for time: (319) 653-4012.