Events Calendar for July 2018

Shania Twain brings her Shania Now tour to Des Moines on July 25.

Friday, July 20 • Delbert McClinton. A leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Friday, July 20 • Dubuque and … All That Jazz. Friday concert series features 10 of Soul. 4–9 p.m., Town Clock Plaza, Dubuque. DowntownDubuque

Friday, July 20 • BBQ’Loo & Blues Too. BBQ rib cook-off, eating contest, Kids’-Q, demos, and live blues bands. Fri. 5:30–9:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Lincoln Park, Waterloo.

Friday, July 20 Ottumwa Live After Five: Van & the Movers. Live entertainment, beverage garden, food trucks, and activities for the whole family. 5–7:30 p.m., Central Park, Ottumwa.

Friday, July 20Waterhawks Ski Show. Fridays. 7 p.m., Eagle Lake, Evansdale.

Friday, July 20Friday Night Concert: The Feralings & Flash in a Pan. Two Iowa favorites. 6:30 p.m., Iowa Ave., Iowa City. Free!

Friday, July 20 • Here Come the Mummies. “Terrifying Funk.” 8 p.m., Rhythm City Casino, Davenport. (563) 328-8000.

Friday, July 20 • Jamey Johnson. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter. With Kelsey Waldon. 6:30 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1729.

Fri-Sat-Sun, July 20-22 Kalona Bluegrass Festival. Musicians meet and perform for the delight of all. Bring your lawn chair. Camping available. Various times, Windmill Ridge Campground, Kalona.

Saturday, July 21 • Rockiversary. The Noble Stone celebrates 10 years with demonstrations from the Iowa Gold Panning Club, free geode cracking, indoor mining sluice, games for kids. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Noble Stone, Amana. (319) 622-7624.

Saturday, July 21Very Vintage Market. An outdoor extravaganza inspired by the love of vintage and handmade goods featuring antique & vintage décor and repurposed, re-imagined, or up-cycled items. There will also be handcrafted goods, architectural salvage, primitive and farmhouse accents as well as local eats. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., downtown Burlington.

Saturday, July 21 Central Park Cinema: Cars 3. Free kids’ activities before the movie. 8:30 p.m., Central Park, Ottumwa.

Saturday, July 21 • Free Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings. Bring a chair or blanket. 8:50 p.m., MacBride Hall, Iowa City.

Saturday, July 21 • Kinderfest. Special kids’ events include games, crafts, learning, nature walks, bird watching, old-fashioned carnival games, fishing derby, photo contest, puppet show, face painters, and balloon art. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 622 46th Ave., Amana Colonies.

Saturday, July 21 • Miss You Can Do It Pageant. National nonprofit organization and pageant created just for girls and women with special needs and challenges. 6 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Saturday, July 21Parade of Prairies. A showcase of local landowners’ high-quality native landscapes. Lunch included. RSVP. 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.

Saturday, July 21 • Plein Air Paint Out. Painters will select their site along the Bettendorf riverfront to paint for the day. Register 7–8 a.m. at Beréskin Gallery.

Saturday, July 21 • RAGBRAI 2018. The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa begins in Onawa, stopping overnight in Denison, Jefferson, Ames, Newton, Sigourney (Thurs. 26th), Iowa City (Friday 27th), and Davenport (Saturday 28th). With celebrations and nightly entertainment. Visit for details.

Esteemed folk singer Bonnie Koloc was born in Waterloo, Iowa. She performs at CSPS on July 21.

Saturday, July 21 • Bonnie Koloc with Don Stille. ’70s folk music icon with incredible vocal chops, joined by a pianist of extraordinary artistry. 8:30 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids.

Saturday, July 21Concert at the Creek: Susan Werner and Amelia & Melina. Contemporary folk. 6:30 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.

Saturday, July 21 • Nikki Lane. Country singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa.

Saturday, July 21 Van & the Movers. Blues. 8:30 p.m., The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield.

Saturday, July 21 • Portable Yarn Making. Learn the basics of spinning fibers with a drop-spindle. 13+. 9 a.m.–3 p.m., VFS Welcome Center, Keosauqua.

Saturday, July 21 • Preserve the Taste of Summer. Pressure canning presentation and workshop led by ISU Extension and Outreach. RSVP. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., West Branch High School, West Branch. (319) 643-5301.

Saturday, July 21 • Sculpting Basics. With instructor Chris Bennett. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Bennett Studio, 26983 J40, Bentonsport.

Sunday, July 22 • FAM JAM. Featuring children’s bands, bounce houses, arts activities, food trucks, and the Lauridsen Fountain. 1–5 p.m., Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines. (515) 246-2300.

Sunday, July 22Hedwig & the Angry Inch. Summer Rooftop Film Series. A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. as she follows the former lover who stole her songs. 8 p.m., FilmScene, 118 E. College St., Iowa City.

Sunday, July 22 Carroll/Artry/Ward Jazz Trio. Masterful Chicago-based trio led by Greg Ward on sax. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield.

Sunday, July 22 • Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018. Spectacular Pink Floyd tribute. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Wednesday, July 25 • Shania Twain. Shania Now Tour. Best-selling female artist in country music history. With Bastian Baker. 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., Des Moines. (515) 564-8000.

Wednesday, July 25 • Maggie Koerner. Festival-favorite indie rocker. 7 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. (563) 326-1333, ext. 102.

Thursday, July 26 • Farmer’s Market & Music in the Junction. 100 vendors and live music at 5:30 p.m. by Dick Danger. 4–8:30 p.m., Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines.

Thursday, July 26 • Against Me! American punk rock. 7 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa.

Thursday, July 26 • Ha Ha Tonka. Americana rock from the Ozarks. 7:30 p.m., Kum & Go Theater, Des Moines Social Club. (515) 369-3673.

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

Friday, July 27 • Full Moon Drum & Dance Circle and X-Ray Mary. Drum or dance, and stick around for zombie-inspired rock. 7 p.m. drum, 8:30 p.m. band, The Depot Brewery, 500 N. 4th St., Fairfield.

Friday, July 27 • Ottumwa Live After Five: Tommy Blew and the Boys. Live entertainment, beverage garden, food trucks, and family fun. 5–7:30 p.m., Central Park, Ottumwa.

Friday, July 27 • The Sea The Sea. Rising singer-songwriter duo. 8:30 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids.

Friday, July 27 • Dickie. Cedar-Rapids based duo combines lush indie-rock vocals, guitar, and fiddle. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield.

Friday, July 27 The Undertones. Des Moines quintet pushes the boundaries of   traditional jazz. 5:30 p.m., Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines. (515) 369-3673.

Friday, July 27 • Uptown Friday Nights: Alisabeth von Presley. Iowa native performs with a flair for the dynamic. 6:30 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1729.

Fri-Sat, July 26-27 • Running Wild Sports & Fitness Expo and Quad City Times BIX 7. Health and fitness industry expo. Bix 7 road race Saturday. 8 a.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Fri-Sat-Sun, July 27-29 • NSSA Midwest Water Ski Tournament. Various times, Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids. (319) 804-8754.

Fri-Sat-Sun, July 27-29 • Old Cowgirls Never Die Trail Rides. Enjoy trail rides all weekend. River Valley Lodge & Horsecamp, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington. (563) 210-3703. Also on Thurs. 26th and Mon. 30th.

Saturday, July 28 • Great River Rumble 2018. Embark on a 102-mile weeklong canoe/kayak trip down two Midwestern rivers! RSVP. Times TBA, Keosauqua. (641) 919-6822.

Saturday, July 28 The Fez. Steely Dan tribute band. Free concert. 6:30 p.m., Iowa Avenue, Iowa City.

Saturday, July 28 • Wild Moccasins. Their new indie-pop album speaks to “growth that comes from hard love” (NPR music). 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City.

Sunday, July 29 • Godsmack & Shinedown. Rock titans. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines. (515) 564-8000.

Sunday, July 29 Jamey Johnson. “One of the greatest country singers of our time.” —Washington Post. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Sunday, July 29 • Ukulele Jamboree. The Craig Family will play a brief concert and teach ukulele basics. 6:30–8 p.m., Three Pines Farm, 9611 Wagner Rd., Cedar Falls.

Friday, August 3 • Ottumwa Live After Five: Fast Henry. Live entertainment, beverage garden, food trucks, and activities for the whole family. 5–7:30 p.m., Central Park, Ottumwa.

Friday, August 3 Friday Night Concert: 6 Odd Rats and The Right Now. Funk. 6:30 p.m., Iowa Avenue, Iowa City. Free!

Fri-Sat, August 3-4 • Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. Rhythm City Casino, Davenport.

Fri-Sat, August 3-4 • Hinterland Music Festival. Grammy Award-winning country artist Sturgill Simpson and indie-rockers Band of Horses will headline. Also featuring CHVRCHES, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Blackberry Smoke, and Margo Price. Camping and shuttles available. Various times, Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater, St. Charles.

Fri-Sat, August 3-4 • Hoover Hometown Days. Annual celebration with robotics demonstrations, inflatables and games, performances of Abe Lincoln and Mark Twain, Hanson Family Jugglers (Sat. 12:30 p.m.), and fireworks. Various times, Herbert Hoover Museum and downtown West Branch. Free.

Fri-Sat, August 3-4 M & M Dayz. Munster hot rods, midget wrestling, music, fireworks, and games galore. Various times, Cantril Ball Diamond, Cantril.

Fri-Sat-Sun, August 3-5 • What Cheer Flea Market. Collectibles, antiques, yard art, and much more. Various times, Keokuk County Fairgrounds, What Cheer.

Saturday, August 4Blue Ribbon Blues Fest. Blues, BBQ, kettlecorn, and an Iowa Beer Bus. Camping. 5 p.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fairfield. (641) 919-7477.

Saturday, August 4 • Miranda Sings Live. Actor, comedian, vocalist, and creator of YouTube sensation known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice, and deluded self-confidence. 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Saturday, August 4 • Free Movie: Hidden Figures. 8:30 p.m., MacBride Hall, Iowa City.

Sat-Sun, August 4-5 • Iowa Soul Festival. Live music by Shade of Blue, SD Band, and TL Williams & the Storm Chaser Orchestra (pictured), a fashion show, artists, Black Entrepreneurs Roundtable, soul food, and more. Fri. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., downtown Iowa City.