Events Calendar for October 2019

The 1922 silent movie Nosferatu screens at the Sondheim Center in Fairfield on Tuesday, October 15, accompanied by organist Jay Warren on the Barhydt organ.

Tuesday, October 15 • Nosferatu with Organist Jay Warren. Chilling silent movie with a live soundtrack by Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787. Free.

Tuesday, October 15 • Le Cirque Esprit: Spirit of the Machine. A dizzying blend of acrobatics, dance, and live progressive chamber music. 7:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BurlCivicMusic.com.

Tuesday, October 15 • Des Moines Symphony: Spotlight at the Temple. An exciting new concert experience performed in a unique, intimate atmosphere. 7:30 p.m., Temple Theatre Grand Hall, 1011 Locust St., Des Moines. DMSymphony.org.

Tuesday, October 15 • Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. Presented by the Cedar Rapids Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m., Paramount, Cedar Rapids. CRCommunityConcert.org.

Tuesday, October 15 • Matt Kearney. City of Black & White Revisited Tour will feature Kearney’s extensive, award-winning catalog in a rare intimate acoustic performance. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. Englert.org.

Tuesday, October 15Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Known for their fierce honesty and sly wit, their second album Years is resolute, blunt, and unflinching. 8 p.m., The Mill, Iowa City. ICMill.com.

Tuesday, October 15Indian Hills Poetry Reading. Order a hot beverage and enjoy area poets. 7 p.m., The Hills Cafe (by the library), IHCC, 525 Grandview Ave., Ottumwa. (641) 683-5144. To participate, email joy.lyle@indianhills.edu. Free.

Tuesday, October 15The Rainbow Room. LGBTQ-themed writing group, first and third Tuesdays at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room B, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. TheWritersRooms.org.

Wednesday, October 16 • An Evening with Branford Marsalis. This jazz lion and saxophonist is an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Thursday, October 17 • The Honey Dewdrops. Highly acclaimed Baltimore-based Americana duo featured on NPR and A Prairie Home Companion. 8 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Thursday, October 17 • Mark Nizer: 4D. Mark Nizer fuses science with comedy in this fascinating all-ages show—in a whole new dimension. (“Science-splosion” program for kids at 10:30 a.m.) 7 p.m., Pella Opera House. (641) 628-8625.

Thursday, October 17 • Cindy Kaza: Medium. Psychic medium believes in compassionately sharing her gift with others. 8 p.m., Penguin’s Comedy Club, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133.

Thursday, October 17 Sugar Skull! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure. A magical, musical family-friendly journey unravelling the true meaning of Día de los Muertos, featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers. 10 a.m., Gallagher Bluedorn, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-3660.

Thursday, October 17 The Golden Attic: Poetry Writing Group. First and third Thursdays, 6–8 p.m., North Liberty Community Library, North Liberty. TheWriters-Rooms.org. Free.

Thursday, October 17Western Perspectives Film Series: The Rider. The Rider tells the true story of Lakota Sioux rodeo rider Brady Landreau. Awarded Best Picture of 2018 by the National Society of Film Critics and the Gotham Independent Film Awards. 7 p.m., Des Moines Art Center. DesMoinesArtCenter.org.

Thursday, October 17 • Honey Dewdrops. The Appalachian duo with a transcendent sound. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Thursday, October 17 3=One Jazz Trio. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., The Bookhouse, Fairfield. Facebook.com/thebookhousefairfield.

Thursday, October 17An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt. The Eclipse Sessions, his new collection, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. 7:30 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Thursday, October 17Elephant Wrecking Ball. Instrumental, electronic, trombone-led jazz trio. 8 p.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Thursday, October 17 • Lauren Anderson. Rock and soul. 8 p.m., The Washington, Burlington. (319) 758-9553.

Thursday, October 17 • Pocket Art Journals. Create a little journal for paintings, doodles, mini masterpieces, or grocery lists. This two-day class teaches techniques for decorating pages, making a canvas cover, and binding. 2nd date: Oct. 24. Ages 16 & up. 6:30–8 p.m. Pella Community Center, 712 Union St., Pella. CityofPella.com.

Thursday, October 17Studio Quickie: Pressed Botanicals. Preserve seasonal botanicals in your own pressed creations while enjoying botanical-infused cocktails. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Des Moines Art Center. DesMoinesArtCenter.org.

Thursday, October 17Thursday Maker Break: Masks. Adults and teens can relax, snack, and enjoy the fellowship of other crafters while making a delightful mask to wear or display. RSVP: Monica@puppetspuppets.com. 7 p.m., Owl Glass Puppetry Center, West Liberty. Also on Nov. 7.

Thursday, October 17The Golden Attic. Poetry writing group, first and third Thursdays at the North Liberty Community Library, 6-8 p.m. Free. TheWritersRooms.org.

Thursday, October 17 • Postmodern Jukebox. Top-notch vocalists and musicians rework modern music into vintage swing and jazz genres. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Friday, October 18 • Burlington Cruise Night. Classic cars and hot rods of all ages cruise the strip. 5 p.m., Jefferson Street, Burlington. GreaterBurlington.com.

Friday, October 18 • Bad Suns. Free concert after the U of I homecoming parade, headlined by L.A.-based post-punk-influenced alt rockers. 8 p.m., Pentacrest Lawn, U of I, Iowa City. Scope.UIowa.edu. Free.

Friday, October 18 • Mike Zito Big Blues Band. 8 p.m., The Washington, 306 Washington St., Burlington. (319) 758-9553.

Friday, October 18 Charlie Pride. Country music legend and country music’s first African-American superstar. 7 p.m., Five Flags Civic Center, Dubuque. (800) 745-3000.

Friday, October 18 Family Fun Night. Come dressed in your favorite costume for tricks and treats, make-and-take masterpieces that glow under black light, scavenger hunts, and night-owl projects to take home. For all ages! 6-9 p.m. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. crma.org. (319) 366-7503. Free!

Friday, October 18 Puppet Films for Adults. Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. 8 p.m., Owl Glass Puppetry Center, West Liberty. (319) 627-2487.

Fri-Sat October 18–19Haunted Auditorium. Terrifying ghost stories come to life on four floors. 7:30–11:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BurlingtonRiverfront.com. Also on Oct. 25–26, and 30-31.

Fri-Sat October 18–19Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo. Visit more than 50 exhibitors and register for the IMT Des Moines Marathon races October 19–20. Fri. 3 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m., Iowa Events Center, Des Moines. IowaEventsCenter.com.

Fri-Sat October 18–19 • Ballet Des Moines: Connections: A Triple Bill. Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Fri-Sat October 18–19 • Iowa Dance Festival: On the Stage, On the Street, On the Screen. A showing of the International ScreenDance Festival Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday workshops and Master Classes, and a     7 p.m. collaborative performance by local dancers, musicians, writers, and guest artists from DanceWorks Chicago. Various times and locations, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Fri-Sat October 18–19 • Reflections: Tchaikovsky’s Blaring Brasses. Orchestra Iowa, featuring Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s “Reflections on the Mississippi” tuba concerto. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center, (319) 248-9370; Sat. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Fri-Sat October 18–19 • April Macie. With her irreverent brand of overtly sexual humor, she attempts to break down troubling double-standards. 8 p.m., Penguin’s, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133.

Fri-Sat-Sun October 18–20 • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo. Enchanted lighting displays, live entertainment, a merry-not-scary treat safari, inflatables, and lots of educational fun. Various times, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines. (515) 974-2523. Thurs.–Sun. through 10/27.

Saturday, October 19Cheers & Biers. Sample home-brewed craft beers, German Glüwein, centuries-old recipes, and more. With a home-brew trade and music by the Muzik Krauts. 6–8 p.m., German American Heritage Center, Davenport. GAHC.org.

Saturday, October 19 • Fairfield Zombie Pub Crawl. Presented by the Fairfield October Society, with stops at SOMM Wines, Big Shwilly’s Chicken Dillys, The Hideaway, Play, and The Bookhouse. 7 p.m.–2 a.m., downtown Fairfield. Facebook.com/FairfieldOctoberSociety.

Saturday, October 19 • Queer Homecoming Dance. For all ages. Sponsored by LGBTQ+ of Fairfield. 8 p.m.-midnight. HFI Creativity Lab, 408 W. Lowe, Fairfield. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, October 19ABRACADABRA Live on Tour. Five world-class magicians, escape artists, and sleight-of-hand specialists, with a cast of dancers and visual artists, present world-premiere illusion. 8 p.m., Bridge View Center, 102 Church St., Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000.

Saturday, October 19Beautiful—The Carole King Musical. Tony- and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit. 8 p.m., Stephens Auditorium, Ames. Center.IAState.edu.

Saturday, October 19Keosauqua Fiber Retreat. Bring a project and share your fiber arts addiction with other makers and a few vendors. Bring a dish to share. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Hotel Manning, Keosauqua. Cjervey812@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 19 • Annual Symposium: The Resilient Garden. Discover multilayered, colorful, and resilient gardens that balance biodiversity with beauty. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines. DMBotanicalGarden.com.

Saturday, October 19Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m.–noon, Historic Court District, Des Moines. DSMPartnership.com. Saturdays through Oct. 26.

Saturday, October 19 • David Huckfelt (of The Pines) with Jeremy Ylvisaker. Spine-tinglingly pretty atmospheric alt-rock. Co-presented by Fairfield Muse. Opening band TBA. 8 p.m., Cider House 1949, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Saturday, October 19 • Pat Travers Band. 1979’s Go For What You Know is considered one of his best albums and a “must have” for any guitar fan. With the Claudettes. 8 p.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Saturday, October 19 • SEISO: Gaelic Lands. Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra features works by Amy Beach, Linda Robbins Coleman, and Alexander Glazunov. With violin soloist Katya Moeller. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theater, Burlington. Seiso.com.

Saturday, October 19 • Matt Anderson. Canadian powerhouse bluesman. 8 p.m., CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. LegionArts.org.

Saturday, October 19 • Trilogy: the Music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Doors. Tribute show. 7:30 p.m., Five Flags Center, Dubuque. (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, October 19 • Wood Carving: Santa & Snowman. Students are instructed on carving a santa or snowman with Paul Simpson. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Stone House, 26983 J40, Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sat-Sun October 19–20 • LinoBlock Printing. Learn the basics of linoleum carving and printing on the Vandercook 219 press. Two-day course with Mel Stockwell. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., The Calico Press, 23096 Route J16, Birmingham. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sunday, October 20 • Freakshow Showcase Networking Festival. Independent and underground hip-hop networking, showcasing 22 artists, 7 DJs, and 5 vendors. 7 p.m., Iowa City Yacht Club. (319) 337-6464.

Sunday, October 20 • Annual Folk Art Benefit Auction. Last day! Held online from noon (CST), Saturday, October 12, until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. To participate in the auction from anywhere in the world, go to www.biddingforgood.com/VEST-AUCTION, view the amazing pieces, and start bidding! Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah.

Sunday, October 20 Fantastic Fungi. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, this consciousness-shifting film takes a journey through time and scale into an underground network that can heal and save our planet. 3 p.m., FACC, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Monday, October 21 • The American Revolution: History in 50 Minutes. Seven actors recreate the American fight for independence. 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-4849.

Monday, October 21The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group, Mondays at the Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. TheWritersRooms.org.

Monday, October 21 The Simon & Garfunkle Story. Chronicles the amazing journey of the beloved folk-rock duo. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Monday, October 21Markus Zusak. Reading fron Bridge of Clay, a family saga. 7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library. PrairieLights.com.

Tuesday, October 22 • Jerry Seinfeld. Latest projects include the Emmy-nominated series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Netflix’s Jerry Before Seinfeld. 7 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Tuesday, October 22 The Violet Realm: Sci-fi/Fantasy Writing Group. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, Room B. TheWritersRooms.org.

Tuesday, October 22 Dorrance Dance. Award-winning NYC dance company honors tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a compelling new context. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.

Tuesday, October 22 • Sankai Juku. Japan’s renowned butoh dance troupe presents Utsushi, crafted from choreography by founder Ushio Amagatsu. 7:30 p.m., Hancher, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437.

Tuesday, October 22Nights of Grief & Mystery. Stephen Jenkinson, a Harvard-educated theologian, culture activist, and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, leads a night of poetry, music, mystery, love letters to life, and quixotic conversation “along the dark road.” 7 p.m., Steeple Square, 101 E 15th St., Dubuque. SteepleSquare.com.

Tuesday, October 22 Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: Rock ’n’ Roll Dream Tour. Cutting-edge holographic performance with remastered audio and a live backup band. 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Wednesday, October 23 • Russian Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake. 7:30 p.m., Paramount, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Wednesday, October 23The Burden of Gun Violence: Trends & Policy Solutions. RSVP. Free. 7 p.m., Graduate Hotel, Wayne Ballroom, Iowa City. Lectures.UI.edu.

Wednesday, October 23 ARGUS Quartet. One of today’s most dynamic ensembles. 7 p.m., Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-4849.

Wednesday, October 23 • Marc Broussard. Broussard channels the spirits of classic R&B, rock, and soul into contemporary terms. 7 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. Englert.org.

Wednesday, October 23 • Bob Dylan & His Band. Folk music icon. 8 p.m., Stephens Auditorium Ames. Center.IAState.edu.

Wednesday, October 23 • Michael Franti & Spearhead. His most recent album, Stay Human Vol. II, is a reminder of the good in the world worth fighting for. With Devon Gilfillian. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

Wednesday, October 23 • The Steel Wheels. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the band has played some of the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world. 7 p.m., CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids. LegionArts.org.

Thursday, October 24 • Bianca Del Rio. The self-pronounced “clown in a dress” captivates fans with her sharp wit. 8 p.m., Englert, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Thursday, October 24 • JFAN Annual Meeting. “Factory Farms are Creating Superbugs.” 7:15 p.m. FACC, Fairfield.

Thursday, October 24 • Farm Dinner. Coralville Community Food Pantry 10th Anniversary farm-to-table fundraiser. 6–9 p.m., Walker Homestead, Iowa City. Eventbrite.com.

Thursday, October 24 Witches Night Out. Music, dancing, food, shopping, costume contests, and more. 5–8 p.m., downtown Burlington. GreaterBurlington.com.

Thursday, October 24 Halloween Trivia. Show off your trivia smarts (in teams of four)—and your best contume. With prizes for both. 7–9:30 p.m., Lion Bridge Brewing Company, Cedar Rapids. LionBridgeBrewing.com.

Thursday, October 24Writers’ Night Monthly Event. Hosted by local writer, storyteller, and playwright Joe Jennison, the event is meant to encourage local and regional writing talent, regardless of content, format, or style. 10-minute spots. 7–8:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon Creates, 121 1st St. NW, Mount Vernon. VisitMVL.com. joejennison@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 24 Ryan Bingham. Folk, blues, country, and rock ’n’ roll are all part of a recipe that’s authentic and powerful. With Jamestown Revival. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Thursday, October 24 • Toronzo Cannon. He’s in the top ranks of Chicago’s bluesmen. 8 p.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Friday, October 25 • Bianca Del Rio: It’s Jester Joke Tour. The self-pronounced “clown in a dress” captivates fans with her sharp wit and dismembering humor in a brash, metro kick to the ego. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Friday, October 25 • John Crist. Creator of viral videos like “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot” or “Every Parent at Disney.” 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Friday, October 25 • Newsboys United. Christian music supergroup. 7 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000.

Friday, October 25 iHearIC. Free monthly concert series featuring local artists. 9 p.m., Trumpet Blossom Café, 310 E. Prentiss St., Iowa City. (319) 248-0077. ihearic@gmail.com.

Friday, October 25 Twenty One Pilots: The Banditø Tour. Grammy Award-winning electropop and alt-rock duo. 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines. IowaEventsCenter.com.

Friday, October 25The Walnut Studio: Spoken Literature Reading Series. Readings on the theme “Encounters with the Unexpected.” Last Fridays, 7–9 p.m., Groundswell Cafe, Cedar Rapids. Groundswell.hub25.org.

Fri-Sat, October 25–26 • Haunted Auditorium. Terrifying ghost stories come to life on four floors. 7:30–11:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BurlingtonRiverfront.com. Also on Oct. 30-31.

Fri-Sat, October 25–26Orchestra Iowa: The Wizard of Oz. A screening of the classic film accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203.

Fri-Sat, October 25–26Who Runs the World Burlesque. Featuring Va Va Voom. 7:30 p.m., Theatre Cedar Rapids. TheatreCR.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, October 25-27 • Dear Edwina, Jr. Young Footliters Youth Theatre. 2 p.m., Coralville Center, Coralville. (319) 248-9370.

Fri-Sat-Sun, October 25-27 • Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo. Enchanted lighting displays, live entertainment, a merry-not-scary treat safari, inflatables, and lots of educational fun. Various times, Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines. (515) 974-2523.

Fri-Sat-Sun, October 25-27 • Spooky Halloween Retreat at River Valley Horsecamp. Trail rides, a dance, wine tasting, and more. Various times, River Valley Horsecamp, Farmington. (319) 878-3888.

Saturday, September 26 • Bluetone Jazz Collective. 8 p.m., Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City. (319) 351-5692.

Saturday, September 26 Carrie Underwood. Cry Pretty Tour. With special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., Des Moines. (515) 564-8000.

Saturday, September 26 Des Moines Symphony: Havana Nights. Star soprano Camille Zamora joins the Mambo Kings to present a sultry, exciting evening of Latin music from Spain and Cuba. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines. DMSymphony.org.

Saturday, October 26 • A Burlesque Guide to the Galaxy. This ba-da-boom comedic show is full of choreographed dances, singing, and theatrical performances. Drinks available. $1 off if you arrive in costume. 8:30 p.m., Morningstar Studios, Fairfield. FiestClubBurlesqueFairfield@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 26 Fall Craft & Vendor Fair. A variety of 50 vendor booths. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., FACC, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com. annkrouse@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 26 Iowa City Metaphysical Expo. Presentations, lectures, readings, metaphysical services, food vendors, and more. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building C and Montgomery Hall, Iowa City. ICMetaPara.com.

Saturday, October 26 SITI Company: The Bacchae. This new translation and innovative take on one of Euripides’s greatest surviving works explores the struggle between wildness and order in striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and powerful song. 7:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City. (800) 426-2437.

Saturday, October 26 • Morbid Curiosities—An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Iowa storyteller Darrin Crow brings Gothic horror master Edgar Allan Poe to life with stories and poetry. 8 p.m., Giving Tree Theater, Marion. GivingTreeTheater.com.

Saturday, October 26 Spooky Science at SCI. Hair-raising experiments, bubbling potions, crawly critters, and visual illusions abound at this trick-or-treat event. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines. (515) 274-6868.

Saturday, October 26 • Home Brewing Kombucha. RSVP. 9 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Three Pines, Cedar Falls. ThreePinesFarm.org.

Saturday, October 26 • Jo Koy: Just Kidding. Selling out arenas across the world with his explosive energy, Koy pulls inspiration from his family with material that has universal appeal. 8 p.m., Riverside Casino, 3184 Hwy 22, Riverside. (319) 648-1234.

Sat-Sun October 26–27Eastern Iowa Orchid Society Show & Sale. Over 500 blooming orchids displayed by amateur hobbyists and professional orchid growers. Vendors offer orchids for sale. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Elks Lodge Hall, 801 33rd Ave. SW, in Cedar Rapids. (319) 936-8600.

Sat-Sun, October 26–27 • Rug Weaving. Two-day intensive workshop covering loom warping, loom stringing, preparation of materials, weaving, and rug finishing. With Teri Showman. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Marion Street Weaving Shop, Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sat-Sun Octobert 26–27Champions of Magic. A cast of top magicians and mind readers. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport, (563) 326-8500; Sun. 6 p.m., Paramount   Theatre, Cedar Rapids, (319) 366-8203.

Sunday, October 27 • Dia de Los Meurtos Family Festival. Performances by Ballet Folklorico and the Glenview Mariachi Band, authentic food, catrinas in the galleries, a traditional altar, painted faces, and hands-on art activities for kids. 12 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. (563) 326-7804.

Sunday, October 27Fall Loop Trail Drive Through. This once-a-year Loop Trail drive-through is a favorite for those not able to walk or bike the Jefferson County trail. Drivers start at Cedar View Trail at 32nd Street, then head southeast for three miles to Maasdam Barns at Hwy 1. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Fairfield. (641)-472-4421.

Sunday, October 27Midwest Antique Show. Find an amazing collection of high-quality folk art and antiques from early American to mid-century modern. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids. HawkeyeDowns.org.

Sunday, October 27 Alloy Orchestra Presents: Speedy. An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable. 7 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Saturday, October 26Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market. 8 a.m.–noon, Historic Court District, Des Moines. DSMPartnership.com.

Monday, October 28The Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group, Mondays at the Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. TheWritersRooms.org.

Monday, October 28 • Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul. Rock and soul delivered with unmatched passion by Steven Van Zandt and a 14-member all-star ensemble. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave., Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Tuesday, October 29 • Des Moines Storytellers Project: True Tall Stories. Register journalists curate a nights of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables. 7 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Tuesday, October 29 • Young Thug & Machine Gun Kelly. Grammy Award-winning artist with the chart-topping rapper. With Polo G. 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines. IowaEventsCenter.com.

Wednesday, October 30 • Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in a final tour with his movie-riffing robots as they take you on a roller-coaster ride of the cheesiest films ever made. 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. DMPA.org.

Wednesday, October 30 • Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. 8 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Wednesday, October 30Haunted Auditorium. Terrifying ghost stories come to life on four floors. 7:30–11:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BurlingtonRiverfront.com. Also on Oct. 31.

Wednesday, October 30 • Mwenso & the Shakes: Harlem 100. A collaboration with the National Jazz Museum, Harlem 100 is a multi-media show capturing the sights and sounds of Harlem as it became the cultural center of the country. 7:30 p.m., Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines. CivicMusic.org.

Wednesday, October 30The Four Italian Tenors. The greatest tenor arias and songs of all time in unique arrangements created for their U.S. debut tour. 7 p.m., Five Flags Civic Center, Dubuque. (800) 745-3000.

Wednesday, October 30 Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco   Turrisi. Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world, there is no Other illuminates the universality of music. 8 p.m., Englert Theatre, Iowa City. Englert.org.

Thursday, October 31 • Uptown Bill’s Live. Weekly open mic. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, Iowa City. (319) 339-0804.

Thursday, October 31Haunted Auditorium. Terrifying ghost stories come to life on four floors. 7:30–11:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BurlingtonRiverfront.com. Also on Oct. 18–19, 25–26, and 30.

Friday, November 1 • Jim Breuer: Live and Let Laugh. He spent years on SNL. Co-star of Half Baked. 8 p.m., Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines. (515) 244-0507.

Friday, November 1 • Iris Dement with Pieta Brown. This Grammy nominee is “as pure and piercing as they come” (No Depression). 7:30 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

Friday, November 1 • Dubuque: Fall Into Art. Head to the Downtown Dubuque Cultural Corridor for their spectacular annual gallery tour. 5–9 p.m., downtown Dubuque. DowntownDubuque.org.

Friday, November 1 Fairfield First Fridays: Gallery Hop. Gallery and art events downtown include live sheep and a fiber arts show at the At Home Store. 6–9 p.m., downtown Fairfield. FairfieldFirstFridays.org.

Friday, November 1Ballroom & Latin Dancing. Lesson 7:30 p.m., Social Dancing 8:30-10:30 p.m. Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City. CorridorDance.org.

Friday, November 1Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Gala. Exceptional cuisine, bountiful libations, live DJ, photo opportunities, and silent auction, all to support the museum’s educational and outreach programs. 6:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Country Club, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7503. www.crma.org.

Friday, November 1 • Boy Band Review. Revisit the days of frosted tips, hip thrusts, and air grabs. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim, Fairfield, (641) 472-2787.

Fri-Sat November 1-2 • Witching Hour 2019. Annual festival featuring artists and thinkers who push the boundaries of their respective crafts. With performances, readings, discussions, and workshops exploring what it means to be human. Guests include Rachel Grimes, Marcelo Mena, Shredders, Julio Torres, Jennine Capó Crucet, David Shields, Obnox, Counterfeit Madison, Beatrice Thomas, and many more. Various times, downtown Iowa City. WitchingHourFestival.com.

Saturday, November 2 • Boy Band Review. Revisit the days of frosted tips, hip thrusts, and air grabs. 7:30 p.m., Paramount, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5226.

Saturday, November 2 Day of the Dead Walk. Honor loved ones who have died with author Lori Erickson (Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper), who will lead the walk in the spirit of the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead. 2 p.m. Harvest Preserve, 1645 N. Scott, Iowa City. harvestpreserve.org.

Saturday, November 2 Experience Deaf QC Feat. Aaron Loggins. All-day event featuring Deaf/HOH/DB artists, entertainers, and vendors; kids’ art contest and activities; interpreter workshop; food; and a 7 p.m. show by entertainer-activist Aaron Loggins. 9 a.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org. Expo is free.

Saturday, November 2 • I am … He Said: Neil Diamond Celebration. 5 p.m. & 8 p.m., Des Moines Civic Center. (515) 246-2300.

Saturday, November 2 • Tomeka Reid Quartet. Adventuresome jazz by a hard-grooving quartet. 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m., Strauss Hall, Hancher, Iowa City. (319) 335-1160.

Sat-Sun November 2–3 • Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Over 150 exhibitors of quality handmade products. Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Coralville Marriott & Conference Center, Coralville. (563) 652-4529.

Sat-Sun November 2–3 Fall Fibre Show and Sale. Juried show of quilts, baskets, rugs, needlework, and crafts. Various times, Amana Arts Guild, Amana. (319) 622-3678.

Sunday, November 3 • Raptology. Learn all about two visiting birds. Ages 4 to adult. 1 p.m., Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd., Fairfield. (641)-472-4421.

Sunday, November 3Mystery Science Theatre 3000 LIVE: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Join Joel Hodgson on a final tour with his movie-riffing robots. 6 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport. (563) 326-8500.

Sunday, November 3 • That 1 Guy. Classically trained Mike Silverman invents his instruments. 8 p.m., Gabe’s, Iowa City. ICGabes.com.

Sunday, November 3 • Straight No Chaser. This extraordinary ensemble will change your mind about a cappella. 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5226.

Sunday, November 3 • Maya de Vitry & Anna Tivel. Luminous female folk duo. 8 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Sunday, November 3 • The Four Italian Tenors. A new generation of world-class tonors. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Monday, November 4 • The Four Italian Tenors. 7:30 p.m., Burlington Memorial Auditorium. BMA-Live.com.

Tuesday, November 5 • Once. Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards. 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5226.

Tuesday, November 5Jack Klatt. This finger-style guitarist is part balladeer, part bluesman. 7 p.m., CSPS, Cedar Rapids. LegionArts.org.

Tuesday, November 5 Melissa Etheridge: The Medicine Show Tour. 8 p.m., GBPAC, Cedar Falls. (319) 273-4849.

Wednesday, November 13Zen Write Nights. An evening of writing, prompts, and tea. Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Iowa Writers’ House, Iowa City. IowaWritersHouse.org.