Events Calendar

Baraka Trio plays outdoors in front of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center on Weds., June 16.

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

Tuesday, June 15 • The Rainbow Room. LGBTQ-themed writing group. First and third Tuesdays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. TheWritersRooms.org.

Tuesday, June 15Corey Taylor. Uncompromising Corey Taylor is the frontman for Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum juggernaut Slipknot and platinum rock force Stone Sour. With Cherry Bombs. 7:30 p.m., Five Flags, Dubuque. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Wednesday, June 16Summer Sun Series: Baraka Trio. From traditional Algerian songs to African medleys, flamenco, reggae, Sufi music, and classical pieces re-imagined. 7 p.m., outdoors at the FACC, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Thursday, June 17 • Jefferson Street Farmers Market. Thursdays, 4:30–6 p.m., downtown Burlington. (319) 208-0046.

Thursday, June 17 • Dwight Yoakam. With Tennessee Jet. Country artists. 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Thursday, June 17 Lee Brice. His single “One of Them Girls” was recently #1 on country radio. 7:30 p.m., Alliant Energy PowerHouse, Cedar Rapids. CREvents-Live.com.

Thursday, June 17Cherry & Jerry: Women of Ragtime (Virtual). Featuring the music of May Aufderheide, Charlotte Blake, and Irene Giblin. RSVP. 6–7 p.m., via Zoom. HiawathaPublicLibrary.org.

Thursday, June 17 • The Thirsty Word. Iowa writers share original works, hosted by Meredith Siemsen. Third Thursdays, 7:30–9 p.m., via Zoom. Info at sourceoffice@lisco.com. Event link at Facebook.com/thirstyword.

Thursday, June 17Thursday Night Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. 5:30 p.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Friday, June 18Free Movies In Central Park: Playing with Fire. Movies start at approx. 8:30 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs, and blankets. Central Park, Fairfield.

Friday, June 18 • Red Cedar Chamber Music: Music by the Gross. Concertos written by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, G.F. Handel, and Michael Kimber, played by their largest ensemble to date. RSVP. 7 p.m., Lowe Park Klopfenstein Amphitheater, 4500 N. 10th Street, Marion. admin@redcedar.org or (319) 338-0307.

Friday 18 • The Bremen Town Musicians. The beloved Grimm’s fairy tale jumps into the 21st century in this new musical adventure by Eulenspiegel Puppets. Coralville Center for the Perf. Arts, Coralville. CoralvilleArts.org.

Friday, June 18Chris Janson at Wapello County Fair. Country concert featuring Tyler Richton & the High Bank Boys and Jennifer Handling & Revolution. 6–10 p.m., Wapello County Fairgrounds, Eldon. WapelloCountyFair.com. June 16–20.

Friday, June 18 • Walter Trout with Avey Grouws Band. Revered bluesman turned singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., Adler Theatre, Davenport. AdlerTheatre.com.

Friday, June 18Adam Whitehead at Hotel Manning. His “Single Mom,” made it to #2 on the Apple Country Album Charts. 8 p.m., Hotel Manning, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua. (319) 293-3232.

Friday, June 18 Awful Purdies (Virtual). Folk-Americana collective of five multi-instrumentalists. 6:30–7:30 p.m., online. SummeroftheArts.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 18–20 • First Des Moines Latino Film Festival. Friday street dance party at 16th St. between E. Grand and E. Des Moines St. Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to presenting films. Various times, Riverview Park, 710 Corning Ave., Des Moines. (515) 635-4134. LatinoCenterofIowa.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 18–20 • Juneteenth Celebration with AAMI. A week of programs celebrating news of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation at last reaching enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. With virtual programs, a Saturday festival at NewBo City Market, and a Sunday panel with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Various times, in person and livestreamed from the AAMI, Cedar Rapids. BlackIowa.org.

Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20 • Red Cedar Chamber Music: Music by the Gross. Concertos written by Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, G.F. Handel, and Michael Kimber, played by their largest ensemble to date. RSVP. Saturday 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Front Porch Concert, 715 E. College St., Iowa City; Sunday 3 p.m., Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. admin@redcedar.org or (319) 338-0307.

Sat-Sun, June 19–20 • Pottery: Wheel Thrown. This two-day class is for students who have taken Beginning Pottery or have previous instruction on the wheel. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Marion Street Pottery Studio, Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sat-Sun, June 19–20Party & Paint Online: Paul Klee. Recreate a work by a master with ICON Gallery Director Bill Teeple. All levels. Sat. 7:30–9:30 p.m. or Sun. 1–3 p.m., Zoom. RSVP. (641) 919-6252 or Iconbillteeple@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 19 • Juneteenth Freedom Day. Kids’ activities, blues music by Kevin Burt, food vendors, and guest speakers Tom Moore and Turé Morrow. 3–7:30 p.m., Central Park, Washington. (319) 461-1055.

Saturday, June 19Fly Van Buren. All-you-can-eat pancake & sausage breakfast served by the Keosauqua Lions. Register to win a 30-minute plane ride. Pilots flying in eat free. No admission fee, BYO chair and enjoy. 7 a.m.–10 a.m., Keosauqua Municipal Airport 6K9, Keosauqua. (800) 868-7822.

Saturday, June 19 • Iowa City Farmers Market. Masks required. 7:30 a.m–noon, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. ICGov.org/farmersmarket.

Saturday, June 19 • Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. A modified, in-person market, with social distancing and mask usage required for attendees and vendors. The largest farmers market in the state, with over 100 vendors. 7 a.m.-noon. 300 Court Ave., Des Moines. (515) 286-4928.

Saturday, June 19 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, Fairfield.

Saturday, June 19 • Kalona Farmers Market. Live music and vendors selling produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and more. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. & 5th St., Kalona. KalonaChamber-.com/farmersmarket.

Saturday, June 19 Free Movie Series: George of the Jungle. 9 p.m., Chauncey Swan Park, Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Saturday, June 19Bike Fairfield: BAFLTAFR. Annual Bike Around the Fairfield Loop Trail Annual Fun Ride. Enjoy all or part of the 15.9-mile trail, with informational stops, snacks and water. Register 9–10 a.m., Howard Park (Court & Grimes), Fairfield. BikeFairfield.com/bafltafr.

Sat-Sun, June 19–20 • Douds Field Day. Pancake and sausage breakfast, Saturday 10:30 a.m. parade, kids’ games, pedal pull, fun run, auction, vendors, tractor pull, fireworks, and more. Various times, Yates Memorial Park, Douds. (641) 799-7953.

Sunday, June 20IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship. A swim at Grays Lake, a bike down Veterans Parkway and beyond, and a run along the Raccoon River. Des Moines. Ironman.com.

Sunday, June 20 • Snake Alley Art Fair. Artists, music, kids’ art, food, and more. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Court & 7th, Burlington. ArtCenterofBurlington.com.

Sunday, June 20 • Dogs on Skis. Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association Hall of Famers. 1–3 p.m., Big Grove Brewery, Iowa City. BigGroveBrewery.com. Free.

Monday, June 21 • Greater Jefferson County Fair Begins. Carnival, fair food, livestock shows, auto show, and much more. Various times, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W. Burlington Ave., Fairfield. JeffersonCoFair.com. Through June 27.

Monday, June 21 The Parchment Lounge (Virtual). All-genre writing group open to all writers. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1.

Tuesday, June 22 • The Violet Realm.  Sci-fi/Fantasy Writing Group. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org. Free.

Tuesday, June 22Griffin House. “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House.” —American Songwriter. 8 p.m., Elray’s Live & Dive, 211 Iowa Ave., Iowa City. ElraysLiveandDive.com.

Wednesday, June 23 • Scarlet Boudoir. Romance-themed writing group. Fourth Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., Facebook. Visit TheWritersRooms.orgto learn about their various themed writers’ groups.

Wednesday, June 23Music on the Move: Dave Zollo. Dave will be rockin’ the keys from the back of a moving truck. 6–8 p.m., Iowa City locations TBA. SummeroftheArts.org.

Wednesday, June 23 • Cooking Class: Mramorová Bábovka. Learn to make the famous Czech marble bundt cake. 6–8:30 p.m., online. NCSML.org.

Thursday , June 24 • Schitt’s Creek Trivia Night. 7–9 p.m., Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. BigGroveBrewery.com

Thursday , June 24 Music in the Garden: Stu Ryan O’Brien Band. Both traditional and new Irish music. Included with regular admission. 6–9 p.m., Des Moines Botanical Garden. DMBotanicalGarden.com.

Thursday , June 24 Foreigner Live. Their greatest hits, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You.” 7:30 p.m., Bridge View Center, Ottumwa. (641) 684-7000.

Thursday , June 24 • The Roundup: Music & BBQ Festival. Featuring Catfish Murphy, Pure Prairie League, Orleans, Surf Zombies (pictured), Men Without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, and more. Various times, McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com. Through June 26.

Thursday , June 24Writers’ Night at Mount Vernon Creates. Area writers read. 7 p.m., Mt. Vernon Creates, Mount Vernon. Denise@mountvernoncreates.com.

Thursday, June 24Thursday Night Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. 5:30 p.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Friday, June 25 • Virtual Concert: Blake Shaw Trio + ADE. Jazz double-bassist joined by Iowa City rapper. 6:30–7:30 p.m., online. SummeroftheArts.org.

Friday, June 25Live@Five in the Courtyard: Marbin. Live outdoor music by local bands. Fridays, 5–7 p.m., River Music Experience Courtyard, 129 N. Main St., Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Fri-Sat, June 25­–26 • The Roundup: Music & BBQ Festival. Featuring Catfish Murphy, Pure Prairie League, Orleans, Surf Zombies (pictured), Men Without Hats, A Flock of Seagulls, and more. Various times, McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Fri-Sat, June 25–26 TrekFest 2021: Search for Spock. Annual Star Trek festival with a parade, museum, fun run, kids’ activities, food, vendors, baseball and softball, and celebrity guests Robin Curtis and John Paladin. Various times and locations, Riverside. TrekFest.org.

Fri-Sat, June 25–26Bridges of Madison County. Tallgrass Theatre Company presents a concert version of the musical adaptation of the novel. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m., Jamie Hurd Amphitheater, West Des Moines. TallgrassTheatre.org.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 25–27 • Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races Charity Fundraiser.  Carnival, dinners, bingo, Bike Night, hot-air balloon races, mud volleyball, chili cook-off, and much more. Various times, Greater Ottumwa Park, Ottumwa. (641) 799-6709. Also on June 23–24.

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 25–272021 Des Moines Arts Festival. Hosting 180 of the nation’s top artists, with a stellar lineup of live pop, funk, and roots bands and regional performance groups. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Western Gateway Park, Des Moines. DesMoinesArtsFestival.org. Free. (Drawing by Brian Kuehn)

Fri-Sat-Sun, June 25–27WaterBombs Pop-Up Performance. Epic water balloon battles in Des Moines parks between two of the world’s best mimes, direct from NYC. Visit DMPA.org for times and park locations.

Saturday, June 2 • Compact Yarn Making. Learn the basics of spinning fibers with a drop-spindle, easy to take with you anywhere. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Welcome Center, 809 1st St., Keosauqua. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Sat-Sun, June 26–27 • Blacksmithing: Beginning. Learn the basics of heated iron as an art form in this two-day class. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Blacksmith Academy, Walnut St., Bentonsport. VillagesFolkSchool.com.

Saturday, June 26 Free Movie Series: From Here to Eternity. BYO chair or blanket. 9 p.m., Chauncey Swan Park, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Saturday, June 26 Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration. Parade, dog show, float party, pedal tractor pull, bingo, fish fry, live music, auction, games, contests, and 10 p.m. fireworks. 1 p.m., downtown Bonaparte. (319) 592-3400.

Saturday, June 26 • Iowa City Farmers Market. Masks required. 7:30 a.m–noon, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. ICGov.org/farmersmarket.

Saturday, June 26 • Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. A modified, in-person market, with social distancing and mask usage required for attendees and vendors. The largest farmers market in the state, with over 100 vendors. 7 a.m.-noon. 300 Court Ave., Des Moines. (515) 286-4928.

Saturday, June 26 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, Fairfield.

Saturday, June 26 • Kalona Farmers Market. Live music and vendors selling produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and more. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. & 5th St., Kalona. KalonaChamber-.com/farmersmarket.

Sat-Sun, June 26–27 • Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest. Chalk art, music, food, and kids’ games. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Schwie-bert Park, Rock Island. QuadCityArts.com.

Sunday, June 27 • D.O.G.—Dutch Oven Gathering. Kids and adults compete in two categories: brunch & dessert. Prizes for People’s Choice & Judge’s Favorite. 8 a.m.–noon, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W. Burlington Ave., Fairfield. JeffersonCoFair.com. (641) 919-6418.

Sunday, June 27  • Des Moines Pride Parade & Concert. Part of the 30 Days of Pride celebration. Details to be announced at CapitalCityPride.org.

Sunday, June 27 William Elliott Whitmore at Big Grove Brewery. Summer Jam Concert Series. 4:30–9 p.m., Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. BigGroveBrewery.com.

Sunday, June 27  • Barroom Billies at East Grove Farms. Crazy foot-stompin’ string band from mid-Missouri. $5 at gate. 3–6 p.m., East Grove Farms, 1878 335th St., Salem. EastGroveMead.com. (319) 217-0276.

Sunday, June 27  • Boyz II Men. This iconic award-winning group redefined popular R&B. 8 p.m., Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport. RhythmCityCasino.com.

Monday, June 28 The Parchment Lounge (Virtual). All-genre writing group open to all writers. Mondays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. https://www.thewritersrooms.org/the-rooms-1.

Tues-Wed, June 29–30 • Summer Nature Olympics. Turn your kids into nature Olympians as they practice and compete in an outdoor activity. For 3rd–7th graders. RSVP. Jefferson County Park, Fairfield. JeffersonCountyConservation.com. Weekly events through July 27.

Wednesday, June 30 • Englert Stages: James Tutson. Iowa City soulful singer-songwriter. 7 p.m., online, with 7-day digital access. Englert.org.

Wednesday 30, June • Kevin Burt. Summer Sun outdoor concert series features Iowa blues multi-instrumentalist and music educator. BYO chair. 7 p.m., FACC, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

America Ballet Theatre performs on the Hancher Green on July 4th.

Thursday, June 1 • Thursday Night Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. 5:30 p.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Thursday, June 1 • Music in the Garden: NOLA Jazz Band. “Gutsy and heartfelt” New Orleans jazz stylings. Included with regular admission. 6–9 p.m., Des Moines Botanical Garden. DMBotanicalGarden.com.

Thursday, June 1 • Blues Traveler, JJ Grey, and Mofro. All ages. 5:30 p.m., Lauridsen Ampitheater, Des Moines. DSMWaterworksPark.com.

Thursday, June 1 •  Paa Kow. Ghana-born artist blends jazz and African roots, creating his own Afro-Fusion sound. Date is a placeholder, subject to change. 7:30 p.m., River Music Experience, Davenport. RiverMusicExperience.org.

Thursday, July 1Thursday Night Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. 5:30 p.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.

Friday, July 1 • Des Moines Symphony Yankee Doodle Pops. The annual symphonic concert of patriotic music will take place via television and radio. Watch on Iowa PBS on Friday 8:30 p.m. Also Sunday 6 p.m.; listen on IPR Classical Radio Sunday 12 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. DMSymphony.org.

Friday, July 2 • Fitz & the Tantrums. Multi-platinum, alt-rock hitmakers. 7 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Fri-Sat, July 2–3 Iowa City Jazz Festival. Live jazz performances on four stages and delicious dishes. Friday: Schoolhouse Jazz, NOLA Jazz Band, and Big Fun. Saturday: United Jazz Ensemble, North Corridor Jazz All Stars, Bad News, Giveton Gelin, Peterson/Thaker Quartet, Immanuel Wilkins, Jim Buennig, Bonegasm (pictured), Wave Cage, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Social Science, plus fireworks at Old Capitol Museum at dusk, downtown Iowa City. SummeroftheArts.org.

Fri-Sat, July 2–3 • Greater Ottumwa Rodeo. 4–10 p.m., Greater Ottumwa Park, Hwy 34 & Hwy 63, Ottumwa. RogueRodeo.com.

Fri-Sat-Sun, July 2–4 • Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival. Two-week celebration of patriotism centered on community and family. Check back for details. FreedomFestival.com. June 17–July 4.

Saturday, July 3 • Independence Day & Historic Baseball. Enjoy an old-fashioned fourth in the 1876 town of Walnut Hill. BYO chair for the Walnut Hill Bluestockings baseball game at 3 p.m., Living History Farms, Urbandale. LHF.org.

Saturday, July 3 • Iowa City Farmers Market. Masks required. 7:30 a.m–noon, 405 E. Washington St., Iowa City. ICGov.org/farmersmarket.

Saturday, July 3 • Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. A modified, in-person market, with social distancing and mask usage required for attendees and vendors. The largest farmers market in the state, with over 100 vendors. 7 a.m.-noon. 300 Court Ave., Des Moines. (515) 286-4928.

Saturday, July 3 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, Fairfield.

Saturday, July 3 • Kalona Farmers Market. Live music and vendors selling produce, flowers, meats and burgers, eggs, Amish baked goods, and more. Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, B Ave. & 5th St., Kalona. KalonaChamber-.com/farmersmarket.

Saturday, July 3 • STYX. Makers of some of the most memorable rock music of the 1970s and 1980s. 6 p.m., Five Flags Arena, Dubuque. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Saturday, July 3 Music @ the Museum: Freedom Fest. Live music festival at the National Czech & Slovak Museum. Details TBA, Cedar Rapids. NCSML.org.

Saturday, July 3 • REO Speedwagon. Rocking since the late sixties. 7 p.m., McGrath Ampitheatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Saturday, July 3 Sevendust. American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. With special guests Austin Meade & Kirra. 7 p.m., Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids. CREventsLive.com.

Sunday, July 4ABT Across America. Dancers from American Ballet Theatre are touring America and making a stop at Hancher on Independence Day. Gates open 6:30, performance starts a 8 p.m. Hancher Green, Iowa City. Tickets: $10.

Sunday, July 4 • Des Moines Symphony Yankee Doodle Pops. The annual symphonic concert of patriotic music will take place via television and radio. Watch on Iowa PBS on Sunday 6 p.m.; listen on IPR Classical Radio Sunday 12 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. DMSymphony.org.

Sunday, July 4 • Keosauqua Lions 4th of July. Pancake & sausage breakfast, Caleb Strait Memorial Pedal Pull, bingo, games, bounce house and kiddie train rides, 6 p.m. live music and street dance featuring the Harvest Band, raffle, and fireworks at dusk. 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Keosauqua City Park, 100 Van Buren St., Keosauqua. (319) 293-7111.

Sunday, July 4Jefferson County 4th of July Fireworks. Rain date July 11. Dusk, Jefferson County Fairgrounds 2606 W. Burlington Ave., Fairfield. FairfieldIowa.com.

Sunday, July 4 • More than a Meal: A Night at the Drive-In. View the documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, at this fundraiser dinner for Table to Table. 7 p.m., Iowa City Airport. Table2Table.org/dinner/.

Monday, July 5 • Parchment Lounge. All-genre writing group. Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Facebook. TheWritersRooms.org.

Monday, July 5Lindsey Stirling: The Artemis Tour. Groundbreaking artist, electronic music impresario, violinist, and dancer. 7 p.m., Five Flags Arena, Dubuque. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Tuesday, July 6 • The Rainbow Room. LGBTQ-themed writing group. First and third Tuesdays on Facebook, 6:30-8:30 p.m. TheWritersRooms.org.

Thursday, July 8Thursday Night Gravel Ride. Weekly multi-route mixed-surfaces ride for all levels. 5:30 p.m., leaving from The Ride bike shop, 123 N. Court, Fairfield. Facebook.com/theridebikeshop. Free.