Events Calendar

David Huckfelt and the Erik Koskinen Band play at Fishback and Stephenson Cider House in Fairfield on Friday, May 27.

Thursday, May 26 • Michael Palascak. Seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 7 p.m., Rhythm City, Davenport. RhythmCityCasino.showare.com.

Thursday, May 26 • Beatles vs Stones—A Musical Showdown. Tribute bands battle it out. 7 p.m., Bridge View Center, Otttumwa. BridgeViewCenter.com.

Thursday, May 26Chihei Hatake-yama. Electronic music artist from Tokyo, Japan. 9 p.m., Trumpet Blossom Cafe, Iowa City. FeedMeWeird.com.

Thursday, May 26 • The Cerny Brothers. High-energy Americana. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theater, Burlington. BurlingtonCapitolTheater.com. (319) 237-1099.

Friday, May 27 • Villages Folk School Memorial Day Weekend BBQ. Plein air quick-paint contest, music, food, and family fun. 5–7 p.m., Keosauqua City Park. (319) 288-0047. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Friday, May 27John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band. John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it. 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. CSPSHall.org.

Friday, May 27 • Damien Jurado. Singer-songwriter with intriguing lyrics and sublime vocals. 8 p.m., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa. CodfishHollowBarnmstormers.com.

Friday, May 27Friday Concert Series: The Recliners. Folk, bluegrass, Irish ballads, and indie rock. 6:30 p.m., Ped Mall, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Friday, May 27 Rosie & The Rivets. 1950s and ’60s rock & roll, and new tunes with a retro twist. 8:30 p.m., Riverside Casino, Riverside. (319) 648-1234.

Friday, May 27Friday Fest: The Mixtape. Outdoor concert by the party band. 5:30–9 p.m., Memorial Auditorium parking lot, Burlington. BurlingtonRiverfront.org.

Friday, May 27David Huckfelt & Erik Koskinen Band. Outdoor show with two bands. 7–10 p.m., Fishback & Stephenson Cider House, Fairfield. FishbackandStephenson.com.

Fri-Sat, May 27–28 • Snake Alley Criterium. This legendary race pits athletes against the incredibly crooked and very steep Snake Alley. With a Friday Night Fever race, and Criterium races on Saturday. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., downtown Burlington. SnakeAlleyCriterium.com.

Fri-Sat, May 27–28 • Good Makers Market. Hand-picked makers, merchants, music, good eats, and great drinks. Fri. 3–8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Cedar County Fairgrounds, 220th St., Tipton. TheGoodMakersMarket.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, May 27–29 • Mississippi Valley Fair Rib Fest. Rib competitions, food, music, and more. Various times, Mississippi Valley Fair, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport. (563) 326-5338.

Fri-Sat-Sun, May 27–29 • Englert Wavelength: Unfinished Business. Collaborative performance by Melinda Jean Myers & Kurt Chiang, combining dance, spoken text, and improvisation. With a Sat. morning workshop. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Englert, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Saturday, May 28 • Chamber Singers of Southeast Iowa Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m. Golden Magnolia Sanctuary, 200 S. Main St., Fairfield.

Saturday, May 28 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Enjoy music by Leesa Rose Band as you shop produce, prepared foods, soaps, handmade gifts, and more. 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Saturday, May 28 • David Huckfelt, Pieta Brown, and Erik Koskinen. Haunting alt-folk and Americana. 7 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa. CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

Saturday, May 28The Linda Ronstadt Experience. American Idol star Tristan McIntosh sings Linda Ronstadt. 7:30 p.m., Bridge View, Ottumwa. BridgeViewCenter.com. Also on May 26 in Davenport.

Sat-Sun, May 28–29Party & Paint Online: Gabriele Münter. Recreate a floral still life by Gabriele Münter in this fun online class designed for beginners. Sat. 7:30–9:30 p.m. or Sun. 1–3 p.m., Zoom. Hosted by ICON Gallery Director Bill Teeple. RSVP. (641) 919-6252, Iconbillteeple@gmail.com.

Sat-Sun, May 28–29 • Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show. Shops and vendors along Riverside Park, free horse-drawn wagon rides, food, crafts, antiques, and artisan demonstrations. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Hawk Dr., Bentonsport. (319) 293-3589. Greefstore.com. VillagesofVanBuren.com.

Sat-Sun, May 28–29 • Hay Days. Two-day outdoor craft and vendor show. 8 a.m., Country Treasures, Rock Springs Rd., Wever. Facebook.com/countrytreasures4.

Sat-Sun-Mon, May 28–30Iowa Renaissance Festival. An old-world and mystical marketplace, tasty food and drink, comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and horseback jousting. Kid-friendly costumes encouraged. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Middle Amana Community Park, Amana. IowaRenFest.com. Also on June 4–5.

Sunday, May 29 • Aaron Lewis & the Stateliners. The country star’s latest album Frayed at Both Ends is his most personal work. 8 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Wednesday, June 1 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Shop produce and handmade goods. Children’s Librarian Alecs Mickunus presents the popular “Storytime in the Gazebo” at 4 p.m. 3–6 p.m., East side of Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Wednesday, June 1 • Waitress. Jenna dreams of getting away from her small town in this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and pie. 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Wednesday, June 1Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland. Grammy-nominated global music sensation. 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Thursday, June 2 • Sneezy Dollars at Wilson’s Orchard. Folk and bluegrass covers and originals. Thursday free outdoor concert series at the farm. 6 p.m., Wilson’s Orchard, Iowa City. WilsonsOrchard.com.

Thursday, June 2Improv First Thursdays at CSPS. CSPS and Improv Incubator present their monthly improv jam and showcase. 7–10 p.m., CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. CSPSHall.org.

Thursday, June 2 • Kayak Loan: Van Buren County. Enjoy a paddle at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. 5–7 p.m., Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Boat Ramp, 22895 Lacey Trail, Keosauqua. JeffersonCountyConservation.com. Free.

Thursday, June 2 • Jefferson Street Farmers Market. Produce, plants, baked goods, local honey, jams, natural soaps & candles, artwork, textiles, doggie treats, food trucks, and live music by Lucas Sanor on sax. 4:30–7 p.m., downtown Burlington. (319) 752-6365. Facebook.com/downtownburlingtoniamarket.

Thursday, June 2 • ABBAFab. A stunning tribute to the music of ABBA. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Thursday, June 2 • Sneezy Dollars at Wilson’s Orchard. Folk and bluegrass covers and originals. Thursday free outdoor concert series at the farm. 6 p.m., Wilson’s Orchard, Iowa City.     WilsonsOrchard.com.

Thursday, June 2 • Ottumwa Municipal Band. Music for a Summer Night. 7 p.m., Central Park, Ottumwa. (641) 777-8753.

Thursday, June 2 • Tullie Brae Band. Blues artist brings powerful vocals and original songs. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theater, Bur-lington. BurlingtonCapitolTheater.com.

Thursday, June 2 • Blake Shaw. Jazz double bassist plays outdoors 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 6–9 p.m., Northside Outside, Market St. & Linn, Iowa City. DowntownIowaCity.com.

Friday, June 3 • Drypoint Prints. Learn the process of drypoint printing with plexiglass and water-based inks. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Calico Press, 23096 Route J16, Birmingham. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Friday, June 3 • Fairfield First Fridays: Party in Central Park. Live music by Roman Cadillacs in the gazebo, lawn games, and food vendors, with stores and galleries open late. 6–10 p.m., downtown Fairfield. FairfieldFirstFridays.org.

Friday, June 3 • Summer Gallery Walk. A self-guided tour of shops and galleries featuring artists and art. 5–8 p.m., downtown Iowa City. Details at DowntownIowaCity.com.

Friday, June 3 Old Brick Ballroom & Latin Dance. West Coast swing lesson at 7:30 p.m., social dancing 8:30–10:30 p.m., Old Brick, Iowa City. CorridorDance.org.

Fri-Sat, June 3–4 •  Live from the Artisan Studio: Tesla. Composer, lyricist, and librettist Robert Nassif and a cast of performers presents a public reading of his new musical. 7 p.m., Brucemore Mansion, Artisan Studio lawn, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org.

Fri-Sat, June 3–4 Amber Hansen: I Grew Up Me. An evening of country, pop, and Broadway. 7:30 p.m., Theatre Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids. TheatreCR.org.

Fri-Sat, June 3–4 Villages Folk School Classes. Choose from a Friday Drypoint Prints class, using plexiglass and water-based inks, or Saturday classes: Blacksmithing—Tong-Making, Needle Felting, or Rug Weaving. Various times and locations, Keosauqua and Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 3–5 • Iowa Arts Festival. A full weekend of art and live music, plus local food vendors, kids’ activities, magic, gymnasts, dance performances, and more. Various times, downtown Iowa City and PedMall. SummeroftheArts.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 3–5River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition. With cash prize, Peoples Choice Award, dance, wine tasting, food, cattle sorting, and more. Colts for sale after the event. Various times, River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge, Farmington. RiverValleyHorseCamp.com

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 3–5 • Birmingham Homecoming. Home-cooked meals, baking contest, parade, car and tractor show, kids’ activities, pedal pull, tractor pull, air evac, and more. Various times, Birmingham City Park, Birmingham. VillagesofVanBuren.com.

Saturday, June 4Fairfield Farmers Market. Shop for the freshest produce in town! Also pepared foods, soaps, handmade gifts, and more. 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Saturday, June 4 • Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll. Try chocolate treats along 1st Street, with a passport prize drawing, kids’ activities, and crafting in Memorial Park. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com.

Saturday, June 4 • Tom Papa. This comedian and contributing writer for The New Yorker recently released his second book, You’re Doing Great! And Other Reasons To Stay Alive. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Rhythm Room, Rhythm City Casino, Davenport. RhythmCityCasino.com.

Saturday, June 4Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll. Try chocolate treats along 1st Street, with a passport prize drawing, kids’ activities, and crafting in Memorial Park. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com.

Saturday, June 4 • Bridge City Slam IV & Legends Fan Fest. Vendors and an interactive live experience. 4 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. baylissproductions@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 4 • Norte Star Indoor-Outdoor Flea Market. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Norte Star Venue Center, 219 Fox Sauk Rd., Ottumwa. (618) 535-1454.

Saturday, June 4 • Kalona Farmers Market. Enjoy live music by Banjoy while you shop produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and more. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. and 5th St., Kalona. KalonaChamber.com.

Saturday, June 4Diversity Market. Support local entrepreneurs from underestimated populations and shop specialty foods, art & crafts, jewelry & clothes, and learn about community resources. 3–7 p.m., Kingdom Center, Iowa City. Facebook.com.

Saturday, June 4Iowa Craft Brew Festival. 100 Iowa breweries and cideries come together to sample their favorite brews at the 12th annual festival. 1 p.m., Des Moines Water Works Park. Facebook.com.

Saturday, June 4Riverdogs Blues Band. A soulful blend of R&B and hill-country blues. 7:30–10:30 p.m., Fishback and Stephenson Cider House, Fairfield. Riverdogs108@gmail.com. Free.

Saturday, June 4El Perro. A new cosmic and groovy music ensemble. Tickets at Weird Harold’s. 8 p.m., The Washington, Burlington. TheWashingtonMusic.com.

Saturday, June 4 • Blame Not the Bard. “Iowa raised, Ireland rooted” songs, stories, and dance. 7 p.m., Corked 101, Burlington. Facebook.com/corked101., June

Sat-Sun, June 4–5 • Iowa Renaissance Festival. Vendor marketplace, comedy, jousting, music, food, drink, and more. Family-friendly costumes encouraged. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Middle Amana Park, Amana. IowaRenFest.com.

Sunday, June 5 • Mustang & Ford Car Show. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines. MustangClubofCentralIowa.org.

Sun-Mon, June 5–6 • Mike & the Moonpies. Texas-based neotraditional country. Sun. 8 p.m.; Mon. 8:30 p.m., The Raccoon Motel, Davenport. TheRaccoonMotel.com.

Monday, June 6 • The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, and on Facebook.  https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1

Tuesday, June 7 • The Rainbow Room. LGBTQIA+ writing group. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City. TheWritersRooms.org.

Tuesday, June 7Shaun Cassidy. American writer, producer, actor, and Grammy-nominated singer returns to his musical roots. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. HoytSherman.org.

Tuesday, June 7 Jazz Jam. U of I jazz faculty host. 7–10 p.m., Elray’s, Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Tuesday, June 7 • Music on the Move: Dave Zollo. A handful of solo artists bring music to Iowa City neighborhoods from the back of a truck. 6:30 p.m., Villa Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Tuesday, June 7Robin Hemley. Robin Hemley, joined in conversation by Patricia Foster and David Hamilton, will read from his book, Oblivion. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City. PrairieLights.com.

Wednesday, June 8 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Shop produce and handmade goods. Children’s Librarian Alecs Mickunus presents the popular “Storytime in the Gazebo” at 4 p.m. 3–6 p.m., East side of Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Wednesday, June 8 Whiskey Myers. Country, Americana, folk. 6 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Wednesday, June 8 • David Ramirez. Americana, folk, and Latin urbano singer-songwriter. 7 p.m., Raccoon Motel, Davenport. TheRaccoonMotel.com.

Wednesday, June 8 • Nina Barragan. Celebrating the release of Printmaker’s Daughter, Painter’s Wife. 7 p.m., Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City. PrairieLights.com.

Thurs-Fri, June 9–10 • EntreFEST. Conference celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation, with keynote speakers John Henry and Rajesh Anandan. Various times, Englert Theatre, Iowa City. EntreFest.com.

Thursday, June 9 • Farmers Market & Music in the Junction. 100 vendors, with music by Anthony Koester & The Band. Thursdays, 4–8 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, 5th St., West Des Moines. ValleyJunction.com.

Thursday, June 9 • Riverdance. Celebrated for its Grammy Award-winning score and thrilling spectacle of Irish and international dance. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Thursday, June 9What’s Around the Pond / Raptors Up Close. At 1 p.m., join the Fairfield Public Library and Jefferson County Conservation to discover life on the pond, with a story and a hike. Jefferson County Park Shelter #3, Fairfield; At 6 p.m., learn about owls, falcons, and hawks in a live-bird program. Lacey-Keosauqua S.P. Beach House, Keosauqua. JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Thursday, June 9Thursdays in Pella: Start Your Engines. Family-friendly mini-festival every Thursday evening in June & July. A weekly theme, with music, activities, contests, food vendors, interactive displays, and 8 p.m. city band concert. 6–9 p.m., downtown Pella. Members.pella.org. Free.

Thursday, June 9 FACC Summer Series: Bambu. Free concert every other Thursday. BYO chair. 7 p.m., outside of Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Thursday, June 9 Dr. Z’s Experiment. The dynamite jazz duo of Don Diego and Dr. Z. 7:30 p.m., Olympic South Side Theatre, Cedar Rapids. TheOlympicCR.com.

Thursday, June 9 • The Collective at Wilson’s Orchard. Obscure soulful music, roots, folk, rock, esoteric gospel, country, jazz, and blues. 6–8 p.m., Wilson’s Orchard, Iowa City. WilsonsOrchard.com. Free.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, June 9–11 • Burlington Riverfront Carnival. The Parking Lot, 200 N. Front St., Burlington. BurlingtonRiverfront.org.

Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun, June 9–12 • Pieces of My Heart. This choreo-poem set to a blues and jazz score portrays August Wilson’s unpublished love poems, bookended by poems from his daughter Azula Wilson. Various times, Stoner Theater, Des Moines. DMPA.org.

Thurs-Fri-Sat, June 9–11 • The World Is Your Runway—DMGMC Pride Concert. The Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus. Various times, Temple Theater, Des Moines. DMPA.org.

Friday, June 10 • A Night Out at Brucemore. A cocktail party with food, drinks, and easygoing ambience. 21+. 6–9 p.m., Artisan Studio Backyard at Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids. Brucemore.org.

Friday, June 10 • Textile Tour at Living History Farms. Get a guided tour of rarely seen objects and learn how to protect and care for your own family heirlooms. RSVP. 3 p.m., Living History Farms, Urbandale. LHF.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 10–12 • Capital City Pride Fest. Weekend activities include a parade, street festival, glow party, adult and teen silent discos, Capital City Pride Storytellers, fun run, pool party, pet parade, Drag King show, Drag Queen storytime, vow renewals, and more. Various times, East Village and Des Moines. See full schedule at CapitalCityPride.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 10–12 • Riverdance. Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines. DMPA.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 10–12 • Monty Python’s Spamalot. Join King Arthur and his less-than-heroic knights in their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and truly wild songs are all in store in this City Circle production. Various times, CCPA, Coralville. CoralvilleArts.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 10–12 • Farmington Strawberry Festival. Carnival rides, kids’ games, dog show, Pioneer Museum open house, entertainment, flea market, vendors, crafters, and free strawberries and ice cream 2–4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, downtown Farmington. FarmingtonIowa.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 10–12 • Theatre Museum 50th Anniversary & Theater History Convention. A celebration of the newly completed exhibition hall display, with a theater history convention. Various times, Theatre Museum of Repertoire Americana, 405 E. Threshers Rd., Mount Pleasant. Facebook.com.

Saturday, June 11 • FilmScene in the Park: First Cow. A taciturn loner and cook joins a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, finding connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. 8:45 p.m., FilmScene in the Park, Iowa City. ICFilmScene.org. Free.

Saturday, June 11Fairfield Farmers Market. Shop produce, prepared foods, soaps, handmade gifts, and more. Sierra Club presents “Transitions for Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change.” 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Howard Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Saturday, June 11Sunset Salsa. Dance to Latin music the second Saturday of every month. 6–10 p.m., Main Stage, PedMall, Iowa City. DowntownIowaCity.com. Free.

Saturday, June 11 Ottumwa Community Market. 8 a.m.–2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 1524 N. Court, Ottumwa. CommunityMar-ketOttumwa@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 11Mount Vernon & Lisbon Citywide Garage Sales. All day, Mount Vernon and Lisbon. (319) 455-2459. VisitMVL.com.

Saturday, June 11 • Free Outdoor Movie: Cruella. 9 p.m., Willow Creek Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Saturday, June 11Kalona Farmers Market. Produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and live fiddle music by Marc Janssen & David Mehaffey. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. and 5th St., downtown Kalona. KalonaChamber.com.

Saturday, June 11American Gothic 5K. Registration at 7:15 a.m. Kids’ must be accompanied by adult. 8 a.m., American Gothic House, Eldon. (641) 652-3352.

Saturday, June 11 • Bambu. “Free psych world-beat melodic soul collective.” 7 p.m., Fishback & Stephenson Cider House, Fairfield. FishbackandStephen-son.com. Free.

Sunday, May 12 • Write On Writer’s Group. Fun writing prompts and optional homework. 2nd and 4th Sundays, 1:30–3 p.m., Fairfield Public Library. (641) 472-6551 ext. 2. Free.

Monday, June 13 • The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, and on Facebook.  https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1

Wednesday, June 15 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Shop produce and handmade goods. 3–6 p.m., East side of Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.

Monday, June 20 • The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group. Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., The Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, and on Facebook.  https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1

Tuesday, June 21 • The Rainbow Room. LGBTQIA+ writing group. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City. TheWritersRooms.org.

Wednesday, June 22 • Fairfield Wednesday Market. Shop produce and handmade goods. 3–6 p.m., East side of Central Park, Fairfield. Facebook.com.