Events Calendar

September 19th will be a day of celebration as Viva Ottumwa! welcomes world music performers, dance troupes, and food vendors from across Iowa and the Midwest to Ottumwa, representing cultures from Latin America, Africa, SE Asia, and the Philippines. The annual International Festival takes place at the Jimmy Jones Shelter in Greater Ottumwa Park this Sunday.

DEAR READERS: For events taking place in person, please check online first or call the venue for last-minute cancellations. Send your events to sourceoffice@lisco.com

Saturday, September 18 • BRE Summer Concert Series: The Pork Tornadoes & Steelheart. George Lynch opens for Steelheart, with Mixtape on the side stage before and after. 7 p.m. Burlington Memorial Auditorium, Burlington. BurlingtonRiverfront.org. Free.

Sat-Sun, September 18–19 • Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge. Competitions, dancing, food, and more. Various times, River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, Farmington. (319) 878-3888.

Saturday, September 18 • Wild Edibles: Fill Your Pantry. Fall is the time to harvest and preserve edibles lurking in your backyard. Learn to gather and dehydrate foodstuff with Pat Crawford. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., VFS   Welcome Center, 809 1st St., Keosauqua. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, September 18 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, Fairfield.

Saturday, September 18Iowa City Farmer’s Market. 7:30 a.m.–noon. Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. ICGov.org/farmersmarket.

Saturday, September 18 Des Moines Downtown Farmers ‘ Market. Ranked as one of America’s best farmers markets, with over 150 vendors, ready-to-eat food, baked goods, plants, artisan packaged food, handmade art. 7 a.m.-noon. Historic Court District, 300 Court Ave., Des Moines.

Saturday, September 18 Cedar Rapids Farmers Market. 7:30 a.m.–noon, 3rd & 3rd, downtown Cedar Rapids. CedarRapids.org.

Saturday, September 18 • Annie Savage @ Kalona Farmers Market. Shop produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and more. With live music by Annie Savage & Liberty High Free Strings. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12, B Ave. & 5th, Kalona. KalonaChamber.com.

Saturday, September 18 • 15th Annual Lincoln Highway Arts Festival. Artist booths, demonstrations, art activities for kids, live music, and more. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., downtown Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com.

Saturday, September 18 • Ottumwa Duck Races. This charity fundraiser is a rubber ducky race down the Des Moines River with prizes. 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Des Moines River Levy, South Court St., Ottumwa. DuckRace.com/ottumwa.

Saturday, September 18 • Shining Into the Darkness Memorial Car Show. 20 trophies, a freewill lunch, kids’ activities, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to River Hills Endowment for Mental Health Services. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., River Hills Health Center, Ottumwa. (641) 799-9923.

Saturday, September 18 • Kate Shelley’s Train Rescue. Eulenspiegel Puppets Summer Neighborhood Tour, featuring Stephanie Vallez. 6 p.m., Kiwanis Park, Iowa City. Owlglass.org.

Saturday, September 18 • UI Theater Workshop: Symphony. By Meg Mechelke. RSVP. 8 p.m., Theatre Building, 200 North Riverside Dr., Iowa City. Free.

Saturday, September 18 • Bridge City Slam III: Legends Fan Fest & Wrestling Show. Featuring Rikishi, Candice Michelle, Erick Redbeard, Gangrel, Chris Masters, and JTG. 4 p.m. fan fest, 7 p.m. wrestling show, Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. BridgeViewCenter.com.

Saturday, September 18Author Talk: Susan Angeline Collins: With a Hallelujah Heart. A discussion about Collins’s compelling story in overcoming obstacles during her years of missionary service in the Congo Delta Region and Angola. 1:30 p.m., AAMI, Cedar Rapids. BlackIowa.org.

Saturday, September 18 Brucemorchestra XIV: An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Outdoor concert with Orchestra Iowa and Revival Theatre Company, featuring Elena Shaddow, Christopher Johnstone, and Ezekial Andrew. 7 p.m., Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org.

Saturday, September 18Ben Railway Robey. Blues rock with nuanced guitar and husky vocals. Please stay tuned for updates. 8 p.m., Englert, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Saturday, September 18 • Millstream Live Saturday Nites: Riverbottom Ramblers. 4–7 p.m., Millstream Brewing Co., Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Sat-Sun, September 18–19 • Party & Paint Online: White Beach. Recreate White Beach by Felix Vallotton with ICON Gallery Director Bill Teeple. Designed for beginning painters, all levels welcome. Sat. 7:30–9:30 p.m. or Sun. 1–3 p.m., Zoom. RSVP. (641) 919-6252 or Iconbillteeple@gmail.com.

Sat-Sun, September 18–19 • Riverssance Festival of Fine Art. This festival overlooking the river features 90 exhibiting artists, children’s art activities, wine tasting, gourmet food, and live regional music. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Lindsay Park, 2200 E. 11th St., Village of East Davenport. QuadCityArts.com.

Sunday, September 19 • Sunday Morning Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. Weather permitting. 9:30 a.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Sunday, September 19 • Viva Ottumwa International Festival. Celebrate the diverse Ottumwa community with world music performers, dance troupes, and food vendors from across Iowa and the Midwest, representing cultures from Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Jimmy Jones Shelter, 1 Joe Lord Memorial Lane, Ottumwa. (641) 455-8223. Facebook.com/vivaottumwa

Sunday, September 19Hiawatha Farmers Market. Sundays 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Guthridge Park, 10th Ave. parking lot, Hiawatha. (319) 393-1515.

Sunday, September 19 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer brings hits like “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” 7:30 p.m., Adler   Theatre, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Sunday, September 19 • Ron White. Grammy-nominated comedian and actor. 8 p.m., Bridge View, Ottumwa. BridgeViewCenter.com.

Tuesday, September 21Dive In with the Stanley: Rufino Tamayo. Director Lauren Lessing and film critic Uri Lessing dive into Rufino Tamayo’s Virgin of Guadalupe, in celebration of National Hispanic–Latino Heritage Month. Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m., Stanley Museum online. PentacrestMuseums.uiowa.edu.

Tuesday, September 21Menopause: The Musical. “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and the Change” is now in its 16th year. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Tuesday, September 21 • David G. Smith & Robert Deitch. Songwriters showcase; outdoor Goldfinch Room concert series. 5:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium lawn, ISU, Ames. Center.iastate.edu.

Tuesday, September 21 • Rufus Wainwright and José González. Two powerful and moving contemporary music makers unite for their Unfollow the Rules in the Local Valley Tour. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Tuesday, September 21Mary Jo Bang (Virtual). A reading and conversation with award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang to celebrate the release of her translation of Dante’s Purgatorio. She will be joined in conversation by Timothy Donnelly. RSVP. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights Virtual – Zoom. PrairieLights.com/live.

Tuesday, September 21 • The Rainbow Room: LGBTQ-Themed Writing Group. First and third Tuesdays. 6:30–8:30 p.m. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Tuesday, September 21 • Millstream Brau Haus Bike Nite. Get your bike out and ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Millstream Brau Haus, 741 47th Ave., Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Wednesday, September 22 • Teresa Caputo: The Experience. Star of the hit TLC show Long Island Medium will share her gift along with personal stories. Face masks required for this event. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Wednesday, September 22 • The Scarlet Boudoir. Romance-themed writing group. Fourth Wednesdays. 6–8 p.m. on Facebook. TheWritersRoom-s.org/the-rooms-1.

Wednesday, September 22 • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. They’ve wowed audiences and won fans with their fiery stage performances and singular sound, which smoothly straddles rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. HoySherman.org.

Wednesday, September 22 • Parker Milsap. The singer-songwriter and multi-intrumentalist blends blues, country, rock, Americana, and folk. With H.C. McEntire. Please check for updates. 8 p.m., Gabe’s Iowa City. Englert.org.

Wednesday, September 22 Liam Kazar. Joyful rock songs so irresistible they feel timeless. With Case Oats. 7 p.m., Raccoon Motel, Davenport. TheRaccoonMotel.com.

Wednesday, September 22Cafe Paradiso Open Mic Online. Wednesdays, 8–10 p.m. Tune in and listen online, or sign up for a spot at Facebook.com/OpenMicAtCafeParadiso.

Thursday, September 23 • Seeing Asian American Life through the Video Essay. A virtual panel and screenings of Mourning with Minari and Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox with video essayist Kevin B. Lee who will talk about this emerging art form. RSVP. 7–8:30 p.m., UI online via Zoom. Colorado.edu/cha/news-events.

Thursday, September 23 • 24K Magic: Bruno Mars Tribute. With flawless vocals, expert musicianship, and tight choreography, you’d think you were watching the real thing. 8 p.m., Elray’s Live & Dive, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Thurs-Fri, September 2324 • Somos Amigos Concert: Sonia De Los Santos & Okee Dokee Brothers. Part of the Latino Heritage Festival, this free bilingual program includes songs that span North America. Thursday 6 p.m., Ankeny Bandshell, Wagner Park, Ankeny; Friday 6 p.m., Lauridsen Amphitheater, Water Works Park, Des Moines. DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

Thursday, September 23Gordon Lightfoot. Folk-pop legend. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Thursday, September 23 • Writers Night @ Mount Vernon Creates. Readings by area writers. 7–8:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Creates, 121 1st St. W, Mt. Vernon. RSVP: denise@mountvernoncreates.com.

Friday, September 24 • Paula Poundstone. Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone has one of comedy’s most nimble and disarming comic imaginations.   8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Friday, September 24 • Churchill: The Legend, the Man. In this one-man play written and performed by Andrew Edlin, Churchill digs back through his amazing life with wit, wisdom, and iconic wartime speeches. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, September 25 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, Fairfield.

Saturday, September 25Iowa City Farmer’s Market. 7:30 a.m.–noon. Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. ICGov.org/farmersmarket.

Saturday, September 25Des Moines Downtown Farmers ‘ Market. Ranked as one of America’s best farmers markets, with over 150 vendors, ready-to-eat food, baked goods, plants, artisan packaged food, handmade art. 7 a.m.-noon. Historic Court District, 300 Court Ave., Des Moines.

Saturday, September 25Model Railroad & Railroadiana Show. Held in conjunction with the Old Iron Show. 9 a.m.­–3 p.m., Wapello County Fairgrounds, 500 Water St., Eldon. (319) 470-3452.

Saturday, September 25 • UI Theater Workshop: Where Are You Going, Holler Greene? By Arlo Schneider. RSVP. 8 p.m., Theatre Building, 200 North Riverside Dr., Iowa City. Free.

Saturday, September 25Bike Fairfield Level B Service Ride. 2nd annual Level B Service Ride features the backroads of Jefferson County, which has more dirt roads than any of its neighbors. Choose from 3 routes, with SAG support. Depart 6:30 a.m.–9 a.m., start location TBD. BikeFairfield.com/gravel-ride/.

Saturday, September 25 • Shoe Drive at Fairfield Farmers Market. Maharishi School student-led Raise Craze fundraiser is accepting gently worn and new shoe donations of all sizes and types, to be redistributed in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses. 9–noon, Fairfield Farmers Market, Howard Park, Fairfield. 641-472-9400 x 5070.

Saturday, September 25Tru Revelation MMA 44. Mixed martial arts fights. 7 p.m., BVC, Ottumwa. BridgeViewCenter.com.

Saturday, September 25 • Fairfield Craft & Vendor Show. 10–2 p.m., Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Saturday, September 25Applefest at Living History Farms. See how past cooks would prepare apple butter, cake, pie, and cider. Print an apple recipe in the print shop, and purchase apple goodies from local vendors. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Living History Farms, Urbandale. LHF.org.

Saturday, September 25 • Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival. Performers play music on front porches or in yards. All are invited to walk, listen, or join in and jam. 1 p.m., Longfellow neighborhood, Iowa City. info@frontporchmusicfestival.com.

Saturday, September 25 • Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence. Country stars. With Lainey Wilson. 7 p.m., Alliant Energy Power House, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Sat-Sun, September 25–26 DM Symphony Season Debut: Beethoven’s Fifth. Featuring world-renowned   concert pianist Awadagin Pratt, performing Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement. Various times, Des Moines Civic Center. DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

Sat-Sun, September 25–26 • Beginning Blacksmithing. In this two-day class, Bill Printy and Mark Heisdorffer teach the fine art of heating iron to make something beautiful and useful for one’s home. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Blacksmith Academy, Walnut St., Bentonsport. VillageFolkSchool.org.

Sat-Sun, September 25–26 • Napoleon Dynamite: Movie & Conversation. A screening of the cult classic and Q&A with Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Adler, Davenport, AdlerTheatre.com; Sun. 7:30 p.m., Parmount Theater, C.R., CREventsLive.com.

Sat-Sun, September 25–26 • Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival. A two-day celebration of music, dance, Latin American cuisine, Iowa Latino arts and crafts, wrestling, kids’ activities, exhibitors and cultural booths, and more. Various times, Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines. LatinoHeritageFestival.org. #SaboresDeIowa

Sat-Sun, September 25–26 • Cat & Nat: In Real Life & Real Clothes. Two of the most unfiltered, pee-your-pants-funny moms on the planet. Saturday 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, HoytSherman.org; Sunday 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City, Englert.org.

Sunday, September 26Sunday Morning Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. Weather permitting. 9:30 a.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Sunday, Septmber 26 • Farm Sanctuary Stroll. Meet rescued farm animal residents. Sundays, 1–4 p.m., Iowa Farm Sanctuary, 1696 250th St. NW, Oxford. IowaFarmSanctuary.org.

Monday, September 27 • Bill Nye. The engineer, comedian, author, and inventor blends humor, curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. 7:30 p.m., Hancher, Iowa City. Hancher.uiowa.edu.

Tuesday, September 28 • Millstream Brau Haus Bike Nite. Get your bike out and ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Millstream Brau Haus, 741 47th Ave., Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Wednesday, September 29 • Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. An influential observer of happiness and human nature, Rubin will deliver a talk drawn from her runaway bestseller The Happiness Project. 7:30 p.m., Hancher, Iowa City. Hancher.uiowa.edu.

Wednesday, September 29Cafe Paradiso Open Mic Online. Wednesdays, 8–10 p.m. Tune in and listen online, or sign up for a spot at Facebook.com/OpenMicAtCafeParadiso.

Thursday, September 30 • Louis C.K. Six-time Emmy Award winner. 18+. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Thursday, September 30 Ash Davidson: Damnation Spring. A reading and conversation to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Damnation Spring. The author will be joined in conversation by Madhuri Vijay. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights Virtual via Zoom. PrairieLights.com.

Thursday, September 30 • Landowner Series: Timber. DNR District Forester Cassidy Robinson discusses timber management, timber-stand improvement, invasive species, and forest diversity. 5:30 p.m., Jefferson County Park, Shelter 1, Fairfield. JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Friday, October  1 • Leanne Morgan: The Big Panty Tour. Leanne Morgan’s comedy style combines her Southern charm and hilarious storytelling. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Friday, October  1Fairfield First Fridays: Oktoberfest. Stay tuned for details about the annual weiner dog races, keg tapping, and more. With stores and galleries open late. 6–9 p.m., Central Park and downtown Fairfield. FairfieldFirstFridays.org.

Friday, October  1 • Knights of the Round Pasties Burlesque. Sultry, spooky, scary, and kooky. 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. CSPSHall.org.

Friday, October  1Eddyville Sand Dunes Prairie Tour. This unique area consists of a patchwork of wind-blown sand, and associated wetlands and woodland that are home to some of Iowa’s rarest plants and animals—including the prickly pear cactus. RSVP. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., meet at Jefferson County Park, Fairfield. JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Friday, October  1Franki Valli & the Four Seasons. The original Jersey Boy and his band perform their greatest hits. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

Friday, October  1 • Old Shoe and David Zollo & the Body Electric. Roots rockers. 7:30 p.m., RME, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Fri-Sat, October 1–2 • Bar-B-QC. Taste barbecue from local and national vendors, with people’s choice awards for best ribs and best sauce, plus live music and a Saturday craft beer tasting. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., LeClaire Park, Davenport. BarBQC.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, October 1–3 • What Cheer Flea Market. Collectibles, antiques, primitives, jewelry, old tools, military memorabilia, and much more. Various times, Keokuk County Fairgrounds, What Cheer. WhatCheerFleaMarket.com.

Saturday, October 2 • Cedar Rapids Murals: The Crunch Berry Run. Environmentally friendly 5K color run for all ages. Run, walk, mosey, or skip. Sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company, presented by Murals & More in partnership with Cedar Rapids Farmers Market. 9–11 a.m., 2nd Ave. Bridge, Cedar Rapids. CRMurals.org/#events.

Saturday, October 2Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cookoff. 25 teams compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Sample chilis for $1 each, or $20 for a punch card. 4–7 p.m., downtown Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com.

Saturday, October 2 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Produce, mums, baked goods, crafts, and more. 8–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com/FairfieldFarmersMarket/.

Saturday, October 2Halloween Movie: Hotel Transylvania. 7:15 p.m., Iowa City Municipal Airport, 1801 Riverside Dr. SummeroftheArts.org.

Saturday, October 2 • The NPG: Celebrating Prince. 7 p.m., Club 5 at Alliant Energy PowerHouse, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Sunday, October 3Sunday Morning Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. Weather permitting. 9:30 a.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Sunday, October 3 • Three Dog Night. Legendary classic rockers with enduring hits from 1969–1974. 7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium, Ames. Center.IAState.edu.

Monday, October 4 • Cats. Let the memory live again. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com. Also on Oct. 5.

Monday, October 4 • Ball in the House. Soulful a cappella group. 7:30 p.m., Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center, 1111 S. Ave. B, Washington. WashingtonAuditorium.org.

Tuesday, October 5 • Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers. Gulf Coast West Coast R&B Ramble. Please check for updates. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Tuesday, October 5 • Millstream Brau Haus Bike Nite. Get your bike out and ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Millstream Brau Haus, 741 47th Ave., Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Wednesday, October 6 • Friends! The Musical Parody. This comedic musical lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of Manhattan 20-somethings. 7 p.m., Paramount Theater, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Sunday, October 10Sunday Morning Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. Weather permitting. 9:30 a.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.