Events Calendar

Big Begonias perform at Wilson’s Orchard on Thursday, August 11.

Wednesday, August 10 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Produce, handmade goods. 3–6 p.m., Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Wednesday, August 10Cafe Paradiso Open Mic. Sign up at 7:45 p.m., performances start at 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main, Fairfield. (641) 472-0856. Held every Wednesday. Facebook.com.

Wednesday, August 10Melissa Etheridge: One Way Out Tour. Grammy-winning rock singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Wednesday, August 10Ani DiFranco. With special guests the Righteous Babes—Gracie and Rachel, Zoe Boekbinder, and Jocelyn Mackenzie. 7:30 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa. CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

Wednesday, August 10  • The Beths. New Zealand indie-pop band. With Rosie Tucker. 7 p.m., Raccoon Motel, Davenport. The RaccoonMotel.com.

Wednesday, August 10John Calvin Abney & Joe Kaplow. Dead Coast Presents singer-songwriters. With Brian Johannesen. 8 p.m., Trumpet Blossom, Iowa City. (319) 248-0077. Tickets via Little Village Tix.

Thursday, August 11 • Jefferson Street Farmers Market. Produce, plants, baked goods, honey, jams, natural soaps, candles, artwork, textiles, doggie treats, food trucks, and live music. 4:30–7 p.m., downtown Burlington. (319) 752-6365.

Thursday, August 11 Jo’s Arts & Crafts Night at Noble House. Have any half-finished projects gathering dust? Bring ’em. Second Thursdays, 6–9 p.m., Noble House Kava Bar, 115 N. Main St., Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Thursday, August 11 Big Begonias at Wilson’s Orchard. Warm acoustic guitar, chamber cello, and finely drawn rhythm create a folksy pop vibe. 6–8 p.m., Wilson’s Orchard & Farm, Iowa City. WilsonsOrchard.com. Free.

Thursday, August 11 • Solitary Man: A Tribute to Neil Diamond. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:15 p.m., Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Davenport. Circa21.com.

Thursday, August 11 Jazz Under the Stars: Betsy Hickok/Ron Roberts Quintet + Young Artists. With young artists YesterNite. 6:30 p.m., Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, and broadcast live on 88.3 FM. KCCK.org.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, August 11–13 • Brucemore’s Music in the Courtyard: Looking In. This curated musical experience uses pieces crafted for stage, radio, TV, and film that weave the human story and connect us. 7:30 p.m., Brucemore Mansion Courtyard, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org.

Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 11–14 • Iowa State Fair. Ten days of entertainment, rides, vendors, food, contests, livestock, crafts, camping, and more. Headliners include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Disturbed, Skillet, Brooks & Dunn, Nelly, Demi Lovato, Alanis Morissette, comedian John Crist, and Kane Brown. Various times, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines. IowaStateFair.org. Through August 21.

Friday, August 12 • Leanne Morgan: Big Panty Tour. This longtime comedian is now a grandma. “So yummy!” 7 p.m., Adler, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Friday, August 12 Old Brick Ballroom & Latin Dance. Lesson at 7:30 p.m., social dancing 8:30–10:30 p.m., Old Brick, Iowa City. CorridorDance.org.

Friday, August 12 • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Rock the Block free concert series. 6 p.m., NewBo Market, Cedar Rapids. CSPShall.com.

Friday, August 12 • Koe Wetzel. Texas-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist. 7:30 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids.

Friday, August 12 Diplomats of Solid Sound. Soul & funk. 6:30 p.m., Ped Mall, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org. Free.

Friday, August 12 • Wilco: Cruel Country Tour. Iconic alt-country/rock band performs their loose conceptual narrative on the history of the U.S. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Friday, August 12 • Daves Highway. Mississippi-born sibling trio. 7 p.m., Elray’s, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Friday, August 12 • Lady Denim & Leland Blue. Indie rock. With Hollyy. 7 p.m., Raccoon Motel, Davenport. TheRaccoon-Motel.com.

Friday, August 12 Chastity Brown with Lily DeTaeye. Gospel and blues. 8 p.m., xBk Live, 1159 24th St., Des Moines. xBkLive.com.

Friday, August 12 • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers. Rock the Block free concert series. 6 p.m., NewBo Market, Cedar Rapids. CSPShall.com.

Friday, August 12 • Koe Wetzel. Texas-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist. 7:30 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids.

Friday, August 12 Diplomats of Solid Sound. Soul & funk. 6:30 p.m., Ped Mall, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org. Free.

Friday, August 12 • Wilco: Cruel Country Tour. Iconic alt-country/rock band performs their loose conceptual narrative on the history of the U.S. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Friday, August 12 • Daves Highway. Mississippi-born sibling trio. 7 p.m., Elray’s, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Friday, August 12 • Lady Denim & Leland Blue. Indie rock. With Hollyy. 7 p.m., Raccoon Motel, Davenport. TheRaccoon-Motel.com.

Friday, August 12 Chastity Brown with Lily DeTaeye. Gospel and blues. 8 p.m., xBk Live, 1159 24th St., Des Moines. xBkLive.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 11–13 Great River TugFest. Annual festival features a tug-of-war contest over the river, carnival, Tug Run, and parade. Various times, downtown LeClaire and LeClaire Levee, 117 S. Cody Rd. Tugfest.com.

Riders on the Fairfield Loop Trail. Photo by Werner Elmker.

Saturday, August 13 BAFLTAFR. The 3rd annual Bike Around the Fairfield Loop Trail Annual Fun Ride is an event for the whole family to bike around the 16-mile loop trail. With SAG support, water, snacks, and educational stops along the route. Register online or in person between 7–9 a.m. the day of the ride. Begins at Chautauqua Park. Fairfield Chamber, (641) 472-2111. FairfieldIowa.com.

Saturday, August 13Bike Ride of Iowa County. Bike 28 miles through the Amana Colonies and Marengo. Also Festival of the Arts, food and drink available. Open to all. Meet at Hotel Millwright at 9 a.m. Amana Colonies. (515) 291-9321.

Saturday, August 13Villages Folk School Classes. Choose from Plein Air Landscapes with John Preston, J40 Botanical Prints with Pat Crawford, or Advanced Leather Crafting with Stuart Holmes. Various times and locations, Keosauqua. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, August 13Carol Montag. Classics by candlelight. 7 p.m., Opus Concert Cafe, Cedar Rapids. CarolMontag.com.

Saturday, August 13 • Old Couch Music Fest. Showcasing regional folk, bluegrass, Americana, country, blues, and rock by Eric Pettit Lion, Model Stranger, Fretworks, and Bluzillion. With beer and food. 5:30 p.m., Capitol Theater, Burlington. BurlingtonCapitolTheater.com. Free.

Saturday, August 13Airwaves at Millstream Brewing Co. Classic rock covers. 6–9 p.m., Millstream Brewing Co., Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Saturday, August 13Ultimate Elvis. Artist tribute feat. Shawn Klush. 7:30 p.m., Adler, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Saturday, August 13Northside Concert Series: Johnny Kilowatt Band.   Electric blues. 6:30 p.m., Northside   Market Place, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.com.

Saturday, August 13 • Heads in Motion. 10-piece tour de force of intensity and sound modeled after the Stop Making Sense era of Talking Heads. 7 p.m., The Tangled Wood, Bettendorf. TheTangledWood.com.

Saturday, August 13 Ottumwa Community Market. Second and fourth Saturdays, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 1524 N. Court, Ottumwa. CommunityMarket-Ottumwa@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 13 Craft & Vendor Show. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., FACC Expo Hall, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, August 13 Fairfield Farmers Market. Celebrate National Farmers Market Week and enjoy live music by Leesa Rose Band while you shop produce and much more. Saturdays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Saturday, August 13Kalona Farmers Market. Enjoy live music by Pandelirium Steel Drum Band while you shop. 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. and 5th St., Kalona. KalonaChamber.com.

Saturday, August 13 • J40 Farm Crawl. With an Amish school benefit breakfast, live music by the Galvinators, farm tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, glassblowing, bread baking, free ice cream, and demonstrations by local crafters and artists. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., various locations along J40 in Keosaqua and west. VillagesofVanBuren.com, BloomandBark.com.

Saturday, August 13Movies on the Riverbank: Sing 2. Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show. Free kids’ activities begin at 7 p.m., the movie begins at sunset, McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Saturday, August 13Queer Storytime. Join the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library every Saturday morning for storytime, kids ages 5 and under. 10 a.m., PS1—Close House, 538 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Facebook.com.

Saturday, August 13 Family Art Day. A hands-on, immersive, art-experience open house. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Art Center of Burlington. BTownArt.com. Free.

Saturday, August 13Movies of the Month: Encanto. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family who lives hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical town. Music by Lin Manuel Miranda. $3. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Theater, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, August 13 • FilmScene Picture Show: Boy and the World. Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece is a riotous and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy. 11 a.m., FilmScene—Chauncey, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org. Also on August 18.

Sunday, August 14Vegan Summer Market. VegLife Des Moines hosts a market of local farmers, growers, makers, and businesses. 12–3 p.m., Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300. Also on Sept. 18.

Sunday, August 14Vegan Summer Market. VegLife Des Moines hosts a market of local farmers, growers, makers, and businesses. 12–3 p.m., Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300.

Sunday, August 14Flower Fundraiser. Johnson County Master Gardeners offer cut flowers for sale in a drive-up fundraiser. 5-6:30 p.m. Johnson County Fairgrounds, 3109 Old Hway 2185, Iowa City. (319) 337-2145.

Sunday, August 14 Celtic Summerfest. 120 minutes of entertainment from eastern Iowa’s most acclaimed Irish musicians and dancers. 3 p.m., Coralville Center, Coralville. CoralvilleArts.org.

Sunday, August 14 • Gregory Alan Isakov. Singer-songwriter. With Daniel Rodriguez.   8 p.m., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa.       CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

Sunday, August 14 • Édouard Louis with Garth Greenwell (Virtual). Prairie Lights joins with Books & Books and Left Bank Books as Édouard Louis celebrates the release of his newest book, A Woman’s Battles and Transformations. Louis will be joined in conversation by Garth Greenwell. 12 p.m., Prairie Lights virtual via Crowdcast. PrairieLights.com.

Sunday, August 14 • Steve Hofstetter. Author, columnist, and comedian. 7 p.m., Rhythm City Casino, Davenport. Rhythm-CityCasino.showare.com.

Monday, August 15 • The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group meets Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., at Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, and on Facebook. Visit TheWritersRooms.org to learn about their other writing group genres and check for location updates.

Tuesday, August 16 • A Day to Remember. A mix of post-hardcore heaviness and pop-rock hooks. With Bear Tooth and Bad Omen. 6:30 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapics. CREventsLive.com.

Tuesday, August 16Music on the Move: Kevin Burt. Solo concert from the back of a truck. 6:30 p.m., Mercer Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Wednesday, August 17 • Kuinka. Joyous folk pop. 7 p.m.,   Raccoon Motel,   Davenport. TheRaccoonMotel.com.

Thursday, August 18 • Artist Talk: LaToya Hobbs. Hobbs’s artwork The Everyday was acquired for the permanent collection at the Figge. Admission is free Thursdays 5–8 p.m. 6:30–7:30 p.m., Figge Art Museum, Davenport. FiggeArtMuseum.org.

Thursday, August 18FilmScene Picture Show: Boy and the World. Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece is a riotous and vibrant cinematic experience that depicts the wonders and struggles of the modern world as seen through the eyes of a young boy. 11 a.m., FilmScene—Chauncey, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.

Thursday, August 18 • Jazz Under the Stars: Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra + Young Artists. With young artists 5K Quintet. 6:30 p.m., Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, and broadcast live on 88.3 FM. KCCK.org.

Thursday, August 18 Nick Stika at Wilson’s Orchard & Farm. Featuring the guitarist and vocalist for Dogs On Skis. 6–8 p.m., Wilson’s Orchard & Farm, Iowa City. WilsonsOrchard.com. Free.

Thursday, August 18 • Carver Commodores. Carver is known for fusing garage, indie, and pop influences into stadium-worthy rock anthems. 10 p.m., Elray’s, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Thursday, August 18Summer Concert Series: Dandelion Stompers. New Orleans jazz with all the trimmings. BYO chair. 7 p.m., outside FACC, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com. Free.

Thursday, August 18 • Maquoketa Summer Concert Series: Dodge St. Duo. Americana, bluegrass, country, and old-time standards & originals. With BBQ food truck. 6 p.m., downtown Green Space, Maquoketa. maquoketaHTP@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 18 • Live Music in the Street: Blake Shaw Trio. With Jackie Myers. 6:30 p.m., Northside Market Place, Iowa City. Free. Also on Sept. 1.

Thursday, August 18 The Thirsty Word. Area writers share their stuff each month, any genre—from poetry to screenplay shorts. Third Thursdays, 7:30–9 p.m., Fairfield Food Collective, 400 N. 2nd, Fairfield. Sign up: sourceoffice@lisco.com. Facebook.com/ThirstyWord.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, August 18–20 • Brucemore’s Music in the Courtyard: Voices. This ensemble explores the the human voice and how music—from classical to rock, blues, and country—unifies. 7:30 p.m., Brucemore Mansion Courtyard, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org.

Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun, August 18–21 • Alternating Currents Festival. 20+ venues host 100+ performances and events, including music, film, comedy, art, and more. Schedule at AlternatingCurrentsQC.com.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, August 18–20 • Lisbon Sauerkraut Days. Brats and sauerkraut, carnival games and rides, community bands, bingo, bathtub races, Cabbage Head Car Show, street dances, and more. Various times, downtown Lisbon. SauerkrautDays.com.

Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun, August 18–21 • Iowa State Fair. Rides, vendors, food, contests, livestock, agricultural innovation, crafts, camping, and headliners Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Disturbed, Skillet, and Kane Brown. Various times, State Fairgrounds, Des Moines. IowaStateFair.org.

Friday, August 19 • Flint Knapping Demonstration. Lithic specialist Veronica Mraz gives an overview of 12,000 years of human occupation in the river valley. 6–7 p.m., Lacey-Keosauqua S. P. Beach House. JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Friday, August 19Friday Night Art Hop. Kids enjoy an art project, adults enjoy a time out. 1st & 3rd Fridays, 6–7:30 p.m., Art Center of Burlington. BTownArt.com.

Friday, August 19 • Rock the Block: Cedar County Cobras. Free Friday concert series. Acoustic rockabilly. 6 p.m., NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids. (319) 200-4050.

Friday, August 19 Them Dirty Roses. Quintessential Southern rockers. 8 p.m., Wake N Bake Breakfast Company, Burlington. Facebook.com/wakenbakebreakfast

Friday, August 19 • Dickie. A stripped-back mix of reflective and pulsating tunes.   8 p.m., The James Theater, 213 Gilbert St., Iowa City.     TheJamesIC.com.

Friday, August 19 • Here Come the Mummies. Funk-rock band—with costumes. 8 p.m., Rhythm City Casino, Davenport. RhythmCityCasino.com.

Friday, August 19 • Black, Rodgers, Harness & Kapp. Folk and Americana   covers. 7 p.m., Pallister Brothers Brewing, Ottumwa. Facebook.com.

Friday, August 19Anthony Gomes. Authentic voice and masterful blues guitar. BYOB. 8 p.m., outdoor Moon & Stars Stage, downtown Burlington. TheWashingtonMusic.com.

Friday, August 19 Funktastic Five. Quad Cities funk and R&B band. 6:30 p.m., Ped Mall Stage, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org. Free.

Friday, August 19Larry Fleet with 49 Winchester. Alt-country soul from the heart of Appalachia. 7:30 p.m., Five Flags, Dubuque. Five Flags Center.com.

Friday, August 19 • Amos Lee. His eighth album, Dreamland, delivers an outpouring of deliberate and often painful self-examination. With Danielle Ponder. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E Washington St., Iowa City. Englert.org.

Fri-Sat, August 19–20 • Keokuk Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival. Friday lineup: Clint Riedel, Travis Ried, James Armstrong. Saturday lineup: Matt Roberts, The BelAirs, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. Saturday afternoon young people’s tent activities include percussion, harmonica, and rock-painting workshops. Music 6–11:30 p.m., Victory Park, Keokuk.  RollinontheRiverKeokuk.com.

Fri-Sat, August 19–20 • Marc Maron. Known for his landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron and his four comedy   specials on Netflix. Friday 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines, HoytSherman.org; Saturday 8 p.m., Englert, Iowa City, Englert.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 19–21 • The Old Grouch. A comedy by local legends Neil & Caroline Shaffner. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., Midwest Old Threshers, Mount Pleasant. OldThreshers.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 19–21 • Alternating Currents Festival. 20+ venues host 100+ performances and events, including music, film, comedy, art, and more. Schedule at AlternatingCurrentsQC.com.

Saturday, August 20 Getting a Likeness in Portraiture. With instructor Gin Lammert. 1–4 p.m., Remnants Store, 21696 Hawk Dr., Bentonsport Historic District. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, August 20 • Cedar Valley Winery 13th Anniversary. Music by Sez Who, BBQ by Sweet & Saucy, and award-winning estate wines. BYO chair. 5–9 p.m., Cedar Valley Winery, 2034 Dewberry Ave., Batavia. (641) 662-2800.

Saturday, August 20 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Enjoy music by Adam Michie, Dan Craig, and Jim Davis. 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Saturday, August 20 • Mushroom Foray. Explore the fascinating world of fungi with a hike and search led by Laura Semken, Louisa County naturalist. 9 a.m., Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Beach House, Keosauqua. JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Saturday, August 20 • Movies of the Month: The Fifth Element. Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, August 20 • Floatzilla 2022. Paddlers launch from five sites across the Quad Cities to take over the Mississippi River for the day, attempting to set a world record for largest floatilla. Food trucks and live music at Lake Potter, shuttle service, and a 2:30 p.m. giant group photo. RiverAction.org/floatzilla.

Saturday, August 20 • Ron Bennett Memorial Car Show. Classic cars and hot rods. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Deery Brothers, West Burlington. DeeryBrothers.com.

Saturday, August 20 • Eulenspiegel Summer Neighborhood Tour. A free puppet performance of Emperor’s Nightingale or Magical Fish and Mermaids. 6 p.m., Kiwanis Park, Iowa City. Owlglass.org.

Saturday, August 20 • Free Outdoor Movie: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 8:15 p.m., S.T. Morrison Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.com.

Saturday, August 20Joseph Hall: Elvis Rock N Remember. Tribute show. 7 p.m., Coralville Center, Coralville. CoralvilleArts.org.

Saturday, August 20 • Bourbon & Blues Festival. Shemekia Copeland, Carolyn Wonderland, Danielle Nicole, and Molly Nova & the Hawk featuring Bryce Janey. 2 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Saturday, August 20 Walk in the Park Concert. Hip-hop, reggae, and EDM in the open air. 12 p.m., 40 & 8 Park, behind Community Field, Burlington. Facebook.com/TrueSteezProductions.

Saturday, August 20 • Classic 96 Live in Central Park: Society of Broken Souls. Folk noir duo Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. 7 p.m., Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com. Free.

Saturday, August 20 • Dandelion Stompers. New Orleans jazz. 6:30 p.m., Northside Market Place, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.com.

Sat-Sun, August 20–21 • Bike Van Buren XXXVI. Family-oriented bicycle ride, with SAG support and food/drink stops along the route (100–200 miles). Register Sat. or Sun. a.m., Keosauqua City Park, Keosauqua.   VillagesofVanBuren.com.

Sunday, August 21 Muscatine Art Center Annual Ice Cream Social. Ice cream, pie, and cake for sale, live music, kids’ games. 1-4 p.m. Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine. Free admission.

Sunday, August 21 • Bikes & Bloodies. Hop on your bicycle for a fresh, spicy “bruncher’s dream.” Proceeds support Iowa Trails. 10 a.m., NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 200-4050.

Sunday, August 21 Pitbull. Grammy Award-winning superstar. Can’t Stop Us Now Tour. Featuring Iggy Azalea. 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines. IowaEventsCenter.com.

Monday, August 22 • Jazz Under the Stars: Blake Shaw Big(ish) Band. With young artists Kirkwood Jazz Combo. 6:30 p.m., Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, and broadcast live on 88.3 FM. KCCK.org.

Tuesday, August 23 • Taj Mahal Quartet. For more than 40 years, Grammy-winning legend Taj Mahal, Bill Rich, and Kester Smith have taken blues on a joyride through reggae, funk, jazz, and Cajun. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Tuesday, August 23 • ZZ Top: Raw Whisky Tour. “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” has been at it for well over a half century. With Gov’t Mule. 7 p.m., Five Flags, Dubuque. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Tuesday, August 23 • Music on the Move: David Zollo. Rockin’ on the keys from the back of a truck. 6:30 p.m., Willow Creek Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Tuesday, August 23 • Futurebirds with Halfloves. Hard rock, psychedelic alt-country, and folk stylings. 6 p.m., Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St., Iowa City. (515) 244-0550.

Wednesday, August 24 • Music on the Move: Annie Savage. Solo concert from a truck. 6:30 p.m., Emma J. Harvat Square, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Wednesday, August 24Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast. A music veteran who’s performed with the likes of Bowie and Susan Tedeschi, this lady is the real deal. 8 p.m., outdoor Moon & Stars Stage, Burlington. Eventbrite.com. (319) 850-2526.

Wednesday, August 24 • Boz Skaggs. Grammy-winning rock and blues singer-songwriter. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Wednesday, August 24 • Animal Collective with Tomato Flower. Paradigm- bending indie rock. 7 p.m., Wooly’s, Iowa City. (515) 244 0550.

Wednesday, August 24 • Mushroom Foraging 101. Learn to safely and enjoyably forage for mushrooms, including the best conditions for foraging and how to identify mushrooms. 6–7:30 p.m., Harvest Preserve, 1645 N. Scott Blvd, Iowa City. BackyardAbundance.org.

Thursday, August 25 • Jefferson Street Farmers Market. Fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, handcrafted items, food trucks, and live entertainment. 4:30–7 p.m., downtown Burlington. (319) 752-6365.

Thursday, August 25 • The Prince Project. Tribute band. Dinner 6 p.m., show 7:15 p.m., Circa ’21, Davenport. Circa21.com.

Thursday, August 25 • Martina McBride. Top-tier country artist. 8 p.m., Rhythm City, Davenport. RhythmCityCasino.showare.com.

Thursday, August 25 • Happy Together Tour 2022. The Turtles, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, the Association, the Buckinghams, the Vogues, and the Cowsills play hits from the 1960s and ’70s. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Friday, August 26 • Screendance 2022. A hybrid performance at the intersection of movement and cinema. 7 p.m., Iowa City Ped Mall. ICFilmScene.org.

Friday, August 26 • Boz Skaggs: Out of the Blues Tour. With the Robert Cray Band. 8 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Friday, August 26 • Futurebirds. Indie-rock band from Athens, Georgia. With Jordan Sellergren. 7 p.m., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa. CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

Friday, August 26 • Too Many Zooz. This “brasshouse” band is raucous, brassy, and more than able to bring the house down. 7:30 p.m., Hancher, Iowa City. Hancher.UIowa.edu.

Friday, August 26 • Rock the Block: Fresh Fighters. Free concert. 6 p.m., NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids. (319) 200-4050.

Friday, August 26 • Cam Steinback. Blues rock. 7 p.m., Pallister Brothers Brewing, Ottumwa. Facebook.com.

Friday, August 26 • Tigirlily & Halfloves. Nashville duo at 8 p.m., and five-piece indie-rock band upstairs at 9 p.m., Elray’s, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Friday, August 26 • Friday Fest: Duke & the American Dream. Folk-rock jam band. Food and drink for sale. 5:30 p.m., Burlington riverfront. BurlingtonRiverfront.org. Free.

Fri-Sat, August 26–27 • Justin Roberts and Inez Barlatier. Folk-rock kids’ songwriter with multifaceted Haitian artist. Friday 6 p.m., Ankeny Band Shell, Ankeny; Sat. 11 a.m., Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park, Des Moines. DesMoinesPerforming-Arts.org. Free.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 26–28 • Stanley Museum of Art Opening Celebration. A dedication, curator talks, art stations, live entertainment, workshops, and more all weekend. Various times, Stanley Museum of Art, 160 W. Burlington St., Iowa City. StanleyMuseum.UIowa.edu.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 26–28 • Dana Kunze’s Watershow Productions. Take in amazing feats of high-dive derring-do. Shows all weekend outside of Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. Schedule at Hancher.UIowa.edu.

Saturday, August 27 • Latino Fest Iowa City. Music, dancing, family entertainment, and more. Details TBA. Ped Mall, Iowa City. Facebook.com/iowacitylatinofestival.

Saturday, August 27 • Southeast Iowa Pagan Fest. Spend the day with your tribe and enjoy music, ritual, drumming, workshops, and vendors. Admission is a donated item for the Des Moines County Humane Society shelter. 10 a.m., Dankwardt Park, Burlington. Facebook.com/TheBroomCloset2014. (319) 855-4013.

Saturday, August 27 • Ottumwa Community Market. Second and fourth Saturdays, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 1524 N. Court, Ottumwa.       CommunityMarketOttumwa@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 27 • Porchfest at American Gothic House. Bring a chair and enjoy music from the Gothic House porch. With Tom Shadonix, Wild Bill Willie, Larsen Gardens, and Lauren Ashworth, plus food from Gothic Town Grillers. 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m., American Gothic House, Eldon. (641) 652-3352.

Saturday, August 27 • The Music of Randy Travis. Featuring Travis’s longtime touring band & friend James Dupré. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Sat-Sun, August 27–28 • Party & Paint Online: Edward Hopper. Recreate a nautical painting by Edward Hopper in this fun class designed for beginners.. Hosted by Bill Teeple. Sat. 7:30–9:30 p.m. or Sun. 1–3 p.m., Zoom. RSVP. (641) 919-6252.

Sat-Sun, August 27–28 • Hay Days Fall Vendor Fair. Antiques & collectibles, direct sales merch, decor, crafts, homemade goodies, and more. Sat. 8–5, Sun. 8–3, in the hayfield by Country Treasures, south of Burlington off Hwy 61. CountryTreasures.org.

Sunday, August 28 • Ballet on the Lawn. A picnic and ballet. Charcuterie boxes and beverages available for purchase. RSVP. 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., The Outing Club, 2109 Brady St., Davenport. BalletQuadCities.com.

Sunday, August 28 • Eulenspiegel Puppets: Remembering Buxton. Enjoy a free puppet show about the unique southern Iowa town of Buxton, a coal-mining town established in 1900 where Black Americans were leaders in the community. Time and location TBA, Oskaloosa. Owlglass.org.

Tuesday, August 30 • Des Moines Storytellers Project: Bad Advice. Des Moines Register journalists curate and host nights of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Wednesday, August 31 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Produce, handmade goods, and librarian Alecs Mickunus’s “Storytime in the Gazebo” at 4 p.m. 3–6 p.m., east side of Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Thursday, September 1 • Be the Light: Suicide Prevention Glow Walk. Wapello County Children’s Alliance & Resilient Communities Wapello host a family walk, with mental health providers & resources, candlelight vigil, and free youth T-shirt. 6:30 p.m., Indian Hills CC, Ottumwa. (515) 505-3657. bethelightwapelloco@gmail.com.

Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 1–4 • Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. Annual celebration featuring steam engines, antique cars and trucks, gas engines, tractors, horses, food, entertainment, demonstrations, museum tours, and nightly country music concerts—free with admission. 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Midwest Old Threshers, Mount Pleasant. OldThreshers.com. Through Sept. 5.

Friday, September 2 • Fairfield First Fridays. Activities and artwork around the Fairfield square. 6-10 p.m. FairfieldFirstFridays.org.

Sat-Sun, September 3–4 • DM Symphony: The Music of Whitney Houston / Hooray for Hollywood. Saturday: Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott joins the Symphony to celebrate the most awarded female artist of all time. Sunday: The Des Moines Symphony salutes the silver screen with music from The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and more. 7:30 p.m., Lauridsen Ampitheatre, Water Works Park, Des Moines. DMSymphony.org.

Sunday, September 4 • REO Speedwagon and STYX. Classic Midwest rockers. With Loverboy. 6:45 p.m., Wells Fargo, Des Moines. IowaEventsCenter.com.