Events Calendar

Young Footlighters present a world premiere play August 14–16 via Zoom.

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.

Monday, August 10 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1 (scroll down).

Tuesday, August 11 Millstream Bike Nite. Enjoy this weekly ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Meet early for a beer and a ride, featuring a new route every Tuesday. 5:30 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Tuesday, August 11 • Food Truck Tuesdays. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 200-4050.

Wednesday, August 12 • Des Moines Metro Opera Virtual Festival: Manon. 2 p.m., Online on Facebook, YouTube, IowaPBS.org, the PBS Video App, or broadcast via television for Iowa audiences. Free.

Wednesday, August 12 • CSPS & Dead Coast Presents: Boundaries. Co-curated virtual performance series featuring local and regional artists and musicians. Every other Wednesday, livestreamed on Facebook, archived on YouTube. Facebook.com/pg/cspshall/events/.

Wednesday, August 12Night Sky Reading – Poems by Joanna Klink. Prairie Light Books presents a special reading to celebrate the release of Joanna Klink’s new book of poetry, The Nightfields. 31 poets and writers will read from “Night Sky,” the sequence of short poems that ends the book. 7:30 p.m., Prairie Lights Virtual via Zoom. To access the event, register here.

Wednesday, August 12 • The Cedar Room: All-Genre Writing Group. Second Wednesdays. 6–8 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Thursday, August 13 • Iowa History 101—Iowans at Work: Women’s Suffrage. State Curator Leo Landis will discuss Iowa’s women’s suffrage movement. Part of the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration. RSVP. Weekly webinar. Thursdays, 12–1 p.m. via Zoom. IowaCulture.gov.

Thursday, August 13 • Creamery Uncorked Cabaret & Ice Cream Social. Enjoy a musical journey of showtunes and comedy outdoors, drive-in style. 6:30 p.m. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. OldCreamery.com. Through August 15.

Thursday, August 13LIVE from the Sondheim: Throwback Thursday—Woodstock. Weekly livestreamed concert series featuring Iowa talent. 7 p.m., YouTube live or Facebook.com/FairfieldIACenter/.

Friday, August 14 • FilmStreet Outdoor Cinema: The Princess Bride. Open air, socially distanced, and free. 8:06 p.m., 200 Block of N Linn Street, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.

Friday, August 14 • FridayLoo Summer Concert Series. Fridays, 5:30–9:30 p.m., Lincoln Park, Waterloo. Mainstreet-Waterloo.org.

Friday, August 14 Fridays at the Farm: Matt Woods. Live music, food truck, farmers market, wine/beer wagon, and more. BYO chairs and blankets. 4–7 p.m., Middlebrook Farms, Cumming. MiddlebrookFarms.com.

Friday, August 14 • Music on Main Street Dubuque: 10 of Soul. Monthly outdoor music event. 5–9 p.m., Town Clock Plaza, 680 Main Street, Dubuque. Music-onMainStreet.org.

Friday, August 14 Virtual Concert: Muckrockers. An Iowa-based Americana band rooted in folk, country, funk, and punk rock. 7–8 p.m., Facebook.com/summerofthearts/. Free.

Friday, August 14 • Uptown Friday Nights: Pianopalooza. Subject to change. 6 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. UptownFridayNights.com.

Fri-Sat August 14–15Butter Cow Music Festival. A family friendly event with live outdoor music, fair food stands, Iowa Craft Beer, with social distancing measures in place. Friday: Richard Arndt, Jason Brown, Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty, Marshall Charloff Purple Xperience, Tony Bohnen-kamp, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pie in the Sky, and B2wins. 5–11 p.m., Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, Des Moines. IowaCraftBeerTent.com.

Fri-Sat August 14–15 • Creamery Uncorked Cabaret & Ice Cream Social. Enjoy a musical journey of showtunes and comedy. Fri. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., with a 7 p.m. Ice Cream Social. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. OldCreamery.com.

Fri-Sat August 14–15Young Footlighters: What We May Be. The eighth graders at North Star Junior High deal with all the normal junior high challenges—crushes, school projects, and friendships—while living in a COVID-19 world that has made everything so much more difficult. This play is written to be performed entirely over Zoom. Join this world premiere production by Iowa City playwright Matt Falduto! CoralvilleArts.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun August 14–16Party & Paint Online: Gauguin. Take a relaxed painting class via Zoom with Bill Teeple of Fairfield’s ICON Gallery. Friday 7:30–9:30 p.m., Saturday 1–3 p.m. and 7:30–9:30 p.m., and Sunday 1–3 p.m. RSVP and advanced payment required. (641) 919-6252.

Fri-Sat-Sun August 14–16 • Seed Savers Exchange: Seed School. Learn how to grow, harvest, store, and save seeds. Heritage Farm, Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah. SeedSavers.org.

Saturday, August 15Live Saturday Nites at Millstream Brewing: Dogs on Skis. Live music, craft beer, and dinner in the outdoor Biergarten. 6–9 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Saturday, August 15 • Floatzilla. The largest annual paddlesport festival on the Mississippi aims to set a world record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks, with social distancing measures in place. Various times and Quad Cities launch sites. (563) 322-2969. RiverAction.org.

Saturday, August 15 • Ottumwa Central Park Cinema: Toy Story 4. The movie begins at dusk, and it is free to attend. Social distancing circles will be in place for the event. Dusk, Central Park, Fourth Street, Ottumwa. (631) 684-5130.

Saturday, August 15 • Plein Air Landscapes in Watercolor. Simplify plein air painting to capture a sense of natural light and atmosphere with John Preston. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., location TBA. (641) 451-4704. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, August 15 • Outdoor Lecture: The History of Bison in Iowa. Pete Eyheralde, bison rancher and Assistant Professor of Biology at William Penn University, will share the natural history of bison in the tallgrass prairie and look at new findings from research. 2 p.m., Jefferson County Park, Shelter 3, Fairfield. (641) 472-6343.

Saturday, August 15Free Movie Series: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. Drive-in style, limited to 45 cars. 9:15 p.m., Hills City Park. SummeroftheArts.org.

Sat-Sun, August 15–16 • Bike Van Buren XXXIV. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend while exploring all of the Villages of Van Buren as well as several historic sites during this casual, family-oriented bicycle ride. Routes begin and end both days in Keosauqua. Villages of Van Buren.

Sunday, August 16 • 34th Annual Ford Powered Show. Show and shine with hundreds of Ford-powered vehicles from hotrods to tractors. With prizes, the Fairlane Club mini-meet, and BBQ lunch. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Greater Ottumwa Park. (641) 895-2318.

Sunday, August 16 • Hearst Sculpture Garden Walk. A garden walk with Master Gardener Kim Armstrong. 1:30 p.m., Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls. TheHearst.org.

Sunday, August 16Nitefall on the River: Umphrey’s McGee. 7 p.m., Brenton Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines. NitefallDSM.com.

Monday, August 17 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1 (scroll down).

Tuesday, August 18 Millstream Bike Nite. Enjoy this weekly ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Meet early for a beer and a ride, featuring a new route every Tuesday. 5:30 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Tuesday, August 18The Rainbow Room: LGBTQ-Themed Writing Group. First and third Tuesdays. 6:30–8:30 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Wednesday, August 19 • Cafe Paradiso Open Mic Online. Hosted by Paulina Elizabeth. Advanced sign-up, 8 p.m. show, Facebook.com/OpenMicAtCafeParadiso/.

Wednesday, August 19 • Des Moines Metro Opera Virtual Festival: Rusalka. 2 p.m., Online on Facebook, YouTube, IowaPBS.org, the PBS Video App, or broadcast via television for Iowa audiences. Free.

Thursday, August 20 • Thursday Cross Ride. Pick your route length and meet up at Cider House 1949 for dinner and sunset. Mixed surfaces. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., The Ride, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/ciderhouse1949/. Free to ride.

Thursday, August 20The Golden Attic: Poetry Writing Group. 6–8 p.m., Facebook. TheWriters-Rooms.org. Free.

Thursday, August 20 Concrete Crafting: Leaf Bird Baths. Register online, masks required. 6:30–8 p.m., Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls. BlackHawkCountyParks.com.

Thursday, August 20LIVE from the Sondheim: My Romance. Feat. David and Arlene Leffler, George Foster, and Phil Marks. Weekly livestreamed concert series featuring Iowa talent. 7 p.m., YouTube live or Facebook.com/FairfieldIACenter/.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, August 20-22Giant Estate Sale. Benefit for the Fairfield Women’s Club. Many new and nearly new items. McElhinney House, 300 N. Court, Fairfield. Thurs. 1-7 p.m, Friday 8-5, and Saturday 8-1. (641) 472-2256.

Friday, August 21 • Fridays at the Farm: Rob Lumbard. Live music, food truck, farmers market vendors, wine/beer wagon, fresh organic produce, and more. BYO chairs and blankets. 4–7 p.m., Middlebrook Farms, Cumming. MiddlebrookFarms.com.

Friday, August 21Keosauqua Chamber 15th Annual Golf Tournament. 4-  person best shot, open to all, $35 per person, lunch included, with cash prizes. Registration at 8:30 a.m., tee off at 9 a.m., Riverview Country Club, 217 Riverview Dr., Keosauqua. Keosauqua.com. keochamber@gmail.com.

Friday, August 21Virtual Concert: Johnny Kilowatt Band. Summer of the Arts presents an Iowa City Blues veteran. 7–8 p.m., Facebook.com/summerofthearts/. Free.

Friday, August 21 • Uptown Friday Nights: Crazy Delicious. Subject to change. 6 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, 475 1st St. SW, Cedar Rapids. UptownFridayNights.com.

Friday, August 21 • FilmStreet Outdoor Cinema: The Rear Window. Open air, socially distanced, and free. 7:56 p.m., 200 Block of N Linn Street, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.

Fri-Sat August 21–22 • Creamery Uncorked Cabaret. A musical journey through popular shows with Katie Colletta, Keegan Christopher, Kristen DeGrazia, Kent Reynolds, and comedienne extraordinaire Marquetta Senters. Fri. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 2:30 and 5 p.m., Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. OldCreamery.com. Also on Thurs. 20th.

Saturday, August 22 • The Big Rove II. Ride 36 miles along the Iowa River Trail and paved shoulders with stops to enjoy food, music, and fellowship. 7 a.m., Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City. (319) 354-2687.

Saturday, August 22Live Saturday Nites at Millstream Brewing: Slap N Tickle. Live music, craft beer, and dinner in the outdoor Biergarten. 6–9 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Saturday, August 22 • Free Movie Series: Space Jam. 9:15 p.m., Iowa City Municipal Airport. Drive-in style. Limited to 45 cars, RSVP: https://forms.gle/6FHGjQbau8KrS8oUA. SummeroftheArts.org.

Saturday, August 22 • Josh Turner. One of country music’s most recognizable hitmakers. 7 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. ParamountTheatre-CR.com.

Sunday, August 23 • Irish Music Session. Weather permitting, musicians gather in Central Park across from Cafe Paradiso. Cool drinks available at the to-go window. Sundays, 3–5 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. Cafe-Paradiso.square.site.

Sat-Sun Aug 22-23 • Freight House Farmers Market. Sat. 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., with online shopping options. Freight House, Davenport. FreightHouseFarmersMarket.com.

Monday, August 24 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Mondays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1 (scroll down).

Tuesday, August 25 Millstream Bike Nite. Enjoy this weekly ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Meet early for a beer and a ride, featuring a new route every Tuesday. 5:30 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Tuesday, August 25 • Food Truck Tuesdays. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 200-4050.

Tuesday, August 25 • The Violet Realm: Sci-fi/Fantasy Writing Group. Second and fourth Tuesdays. 6–8 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Wednesday, August 26CSPS & Dead Coast Presents: Boundaries. Co-curated virtual performance series featuring local and regional performance artists and musicians. Every other Wednesday, livestreamed on Facebook, archived on YouTube. Facebook.com/pg/cspshall/events/.

Wednesday, August 26 • Des Moines Metro Opera Virtual Festival: Billy Budd. 2 p.m., Online on Facebook, YouTube, IowaPBS.org, the PBS Video App, or broadcast via television for Iowa audiences. Free.

Thursday, August 27 • Valley Junction Farmers Market. Fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts, and prepared foods. Thursdays, 4–8 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines. ValleyJunction.com.

Thursday, August 27Pella Farmers Market. Fresh foods, plants, eggs, and more. Thursdays 3–6 p.m., First Reformed Church, 605 Broadway St., Pella. (641) 628-4581.

Thursday, August 27 LIVE from the Sondheim: Tray Good. Hip hop. Weekly livestreaming concert series featuring Iowa talent. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Facebook.com/FairfieldIACenter/ or YouTube live.

Thursday, August 27 • Jazz Under the Stars. The Eric Thompson Quintet and Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra Sextet headline. In-person attendance limited to 900, masks required, video livestream also provided. 6 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. KCCK: (319) 398-5446.

Thursday, August 27Writers’ Night at Mount Vernon Creates. Local and regional writing talent share new work. Masks requested. 10-minute spots. Fourth Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon Creates, 121 1st St. NW, Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com. Sign up at denise@mountvernoncreates.com.

POSTPONED: Friday, August 28 • Barnyard Bash at Maasdam Barns. Country and classic rock music, bounce houses, a tractor-cade, horse-drawn wagon rides, local business and ag booths and activities, dinner for purchase, and root beer floats. 5–9 p.m., 2224 IA-1, Fairfield. (641) 472-2111. Free.

Friday. August 28 • Virtual Concert: Crystal City. Rock and acoustic Americana band presented by Iowa City’s Summer of the Arts. 7–8 p.m., Facebook.com/summeroftheARTS/. Free.

Friday. August 28 • Winterland: 50th Anniversary of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty. With special guests Kevin BF Burt, Elly Hofmaier (of Penny Peach, Jr.), Flash in a Pan, Tanya English, Brian Johannesen, and Emily Snyder (of Goosetown). Subject to change. 7:30 p.m., Englert, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Friday, August 28 • Out the Box Weekly Reading Series. Mirrorbox Theatre reads fresh, contemporary plays, streamed live to a limited audience. RSVP required. 8 p.m. MirrorboxTheatre.com/out-the-box/. Free.

Friday, August 21 • FilmStreet Outdoor Cinema: Jaws. Open air, socially distanced, and free. 7:45 p.m., 200 Block of N Linn Street, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org.

Saturday, August 29 • Fairfield Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–noon., Howard Park, Fairfield. (641) 356-5100.

Saturday, August 29 • Lager ’Lympics. Savor some of the best local and regional craft beers for a cause, hosted by Metro North Rotary and NewBo. 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids. MNRLagerLympics.org.

Saturday, August 29 • Wurst Festival in Amana. A German celebration of everything sausage. Enjoy unique sausages and sampler platters from area restaurants, the Dachsund Derby, and Millstream Brewing beer and live music in the evening. 11 a.m., Village of Amana. See the sausage menu at AmanaColonies.com.

Saturday, August 22Live Saturday Nites at Millstream Brewing: Airwaves. Live music, craft beer, and dinner in the outdoor Biergarten. 6–9 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Saturday, August 29Ottumwa Walk to End Alzheimer’s.     Register online at Act.alz.org, walk on your community streets, smaller groups encouraged. Ottumwa. (319) 237-4900.

Saturday, August 29Free Movie Series: Jumanji. Drive-in style, limited to 45 cars. 9:15 p.m., Iowa City Municipal Airport. SummeroftheArts.org. RSVP required: https://forms.gle/6FHGjQbau8KrS8oUA.

Sat-Sun August 29–30 • Freight House Farmers Market. Sat. 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., with online shopping options. Freight House, Davenport. FreightHouseFarmersMarket.com.

Sunday, August 30 • Riverboat Twilight Music Cruise. A cruise with live music. Sundays, 3:30–6 p.m., 197 Front St., LeClaire. RiverboatTwilight.com

Sunday, August 30 Eulenspiegel Puppets Livestream: Appleseed. Depending on the progress of COVID-19, the show may be presented in West Liberty’s Ron-de-Voo Park with limited seating. 2 p.m., PuppetsPuppets.com. (319) 627-2487.

Monday, August 31 • The Parchment Lounge: All-Genre Writing Group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City. TheWritersRooms.org. No cover.

Tuesday, September 1 Millstream Bike Nite. Enjoy this weekly ride with the Stammtisch Riding Guild. Meet early for a beer and a ride, featuring a new route every Tuesday. 5:30 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Tuesday, September 1The Rainbow Room: LGBTQ-Themed Writing Group. First and third Tuesdays. 6:30–8:30 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Wednesday, September 2 • Open Mic Online at Cafe Paradiso. Tune in weekly to the virtual version, hosted by Paulina Elizabeth. Sign up in advance. Wednesdays, 8 p.m., Facebook.com/OpenMicAtCafeParadiso/. Leave your virtual tip at FairfieldMuse.org.

Thursday, September 3 • Thursday Cross Ride. Meet at The Ride, pick your route length, and finish at Cider House 1949 for dinner, drinks, and sunset on the patio. 5:30 p.m., The Ride, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Free to ride. Maps at Facebook.com/ciderhouse1949/.

Thursday, September 3 • LIVE from the Sondheim. Weekly livestreamed concert series featuring Iowa talent. 7 p.m., YouTube live or Facebook.com/FairfieldIACenter/.

Fri-Sat September 4-5 • Good Makers Market. Shop the best hand-picked vendors from around the Midwest at “Eastern Iowa’s hippest market.”   Virtual event, TBA. Various times, Cedar County Fairgrounds. Tipton. TheGoodMakersMarket.com.

Friday, September 4Virtual Concert: Brass Tower. Funky, brassy arrangements of popular tunes and eclectic contemporary music ranging from electronic to jazz. 7–8 p.m., Facebook.com-/summerofthearts/. Free.

Saturday, September 5Live Saturday Nites at Millstream Brewing. Live music, craft beer, and dinner in the outdoor Biergarten. 6–9 p.m., Millstream Brewing, Amana. MillstreamBrewing.com.

Saturday, September 5Beginning Rug Weaving. This three-hour course covers preparation of materials, rug weaving, and finishing. Take home a finished rug. 9 a.m.–noon, Marion Street Weaving Shop, 21900 Marion St., Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, September 5Raku Pottery. Learn the basics of low-fired glazes, application, and firing on bisque pottery forms. Students may bring their own bisque pieces or select from pieces available at Iron & Lace. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Blacksmith Academy, Walnut Street, Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sunday, September 6 • Irish Music Session. Weather permitting, musicians gather in Central Park across from Cafe Paradiso. Cool drinks available at the to-go window. 3–5 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. Cafe-Paradiso.square.site. Free.