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Environmental Integrity Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 6 PM
@ UD Blades Hall
Join Imagine Dubuque and share your vision on how to make Dubuque more viable, livable, and equitable. Sessions focus on green buildings, smart resource use, clean water, healthy air, native plants and animals, and reasonable mobility. ImagineDubuque.com/RSVP.

Evolution Weekend Presentation by Dr. Andrew J. Petto
“Descent with Modification: If You Can Doubt It, Thank Evolution!”
Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 PM @ Clarke University 
Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Dr. Andrew J. Petto from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will give a presentation that takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free. Petto will give a brief refresher on scientific inquiry and the facts of evolution before focusing on research concerning why scientists have had difficulty convincing the general public about the usefulness and importance of these ideas. This will be followed by a panel discussion including Petto and Clarke faculty members Bill Gregory, associate professor of Religious Studies, and Tom Riley, professor of Philosophy. For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at 563-588-6318 or visit Clarke.edu.

Shadowland by PILOBOLUS Dance
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Wednesday, February 22. 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
PILOBOLUS’s Shadowland has been performed over 1,000 times and seen by more than a million people in 30 countries. It’s a first-of-its-kind presentation of multi-media, shadowplay, and dance. Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus, and part concert that tells the coming of age story of a young girl’s surreal experience in a sensational world. It combines PILOBOLUS’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of various sizes and shapes as well as mind-bending merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverage darkness and light. A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage pre-show concert from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring Tapestry, a local four-piece acoustic band, precedes the performance. Tickets are $30–$35 for adults, $26–$30 for UD alumni, and $15 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased at the Farber Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Center; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma
Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 23 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, February 24 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 @ 2 PM
@ Bell Tower Theater
It’s Joan’s birthday, and she just wants to spend it with her beloved Sandy. But plans change with the arrival of her movie star sister-in-law, a mobster on the trail of her son, and her nutty neighbor. One lie piles on top of another, and hilarity ensues! Feb. 10 and 11 are Early Bird Special performances, tickets are just $10. $20. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Night in N’awlins
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy free wine tastings, Cajun food samples, Mardi Gras masks and beads, a Hurricane drink, and live entertainment by The Lonely Goats. Photo booth and cash bar also available. $7 members, $10 non-members. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

The Shape of Things
February 23–25 @ 7:30 PM
February 26 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Clarke Drama Department presents The Shape of Things, a modern day retelling of the fall of man. After a chance meeting in a museum, Evelyn, a bold and aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, it veers into the kind of dangerous, seductive territory that writer Neil Labute does best, as Adam, under Evelyn’s steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character. This production contains material intended for mature audiences. “This play is powerfully and viscerally engaging,” notes Joe Klinebriel, associate professor of drama and musical theatre at Clarke. “It demands that audiences wrestle with such inciting and subjective questions as ‘what is art?,’ ‘what is the price for art?’ and ‘what is sacrificed in the pursuit of aesthetic beauty?’” Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for non-Clarke students.

Winter Wineland
FUNDRAISING EVENT for The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
Friday, February 24, 5–7:30 PM
@ Stone Cliff Winery (600 Star Brewery Dr)
The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA invites community members to attend the 3rd Annual Winter Wineland. Winter Wineland will provide attendees with a memorable and fun social evening. Tickets are $40 per person. Enjoy live entertainment by Ralph Kluseman, gourmet food stations, delicious desserts, sampling of three wines, a glass of wine, relaxed and fun atmosphere, and silent auction. Proceeds support the mission of the Y and the health and well-being of the children and families they serve. For 150 years, the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA has strengthened our community through Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, Eliminating Racism, and Empowering Women. Tickets may be purchased by calling 563-556-3371, online at DubuqueY.org or at the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA (35 N Booth St).

Married in a Month Bridal Runway Show
Friday, February 24, 7 PM
@ Hotel Julien Dubuque
New York-inspired Bridal Fashion Show hosted by Cheryl-Ann Bridals & Tuxedos. Meet the Married In A Month finalists. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres. 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go to Dancing with the Stars, Dubuque Style 2017. $10. MarriedInAMonthDBQ.com.

She Loves Me
February 24–25 and March 3–4 @ 7:30 PM
February 26 and March 5 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
The Grand Opera House presents the Tony-Award winning musical She Loves Me, featuring an all-star cast with some of the area’s finest professional actors. She Loves Me, the inspiration for the hit movie You’ve Got Mail, is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18 and can be purchased in person at the box office Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m., by calling 563-588-1305 and online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com. Visit TheGrandOperaHouse.com or call 563-588-1305.

The Young Irelanders
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Friday, February 24, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Young Irelanders comprises eight consummate performers who have Irish traditional song and dance running through their veins, including acclaimed Irish fiddler, Colin Farrell. The artists have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and they have shared the stage with Bono, Sting, and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones. A free Cyber Café Knapp Stage pre-show concert from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring Ballyheigue, a local five-piece family Irish band precedes the performance. Tickets are $27–$32 for adults, $23–$27 for UD alumni, and $15 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased at the Farber Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Center; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl & Parade
Friday, February 24, 6 PM
Saturday, February 25, 5:30 PM
Galena, IL
Pub crawlers gather at 6 p.m. at the Green Street Tavern/DeSoto House and work their way up Galena’s Main Street Friday night ending up at The Grape Escape. Benefit for Mindframe Theaters. The Mardi Gras Parade takes place Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The Masquerade Ball is Saturday night at the Galena Brewing Company with The Smiley Tillmon Band.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Friday, February 24 @ 7:35 PM
Saturday, February 25 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
The Dubuque Fighting Saints head back to the ice for another exciting season of USHL Hockey at the Mystique Ice Center in Dubuque. They take on the Omaha Lancers on Feb. 24, and it’s college Night. And they go against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Feb. 25, and watch area mascots duke it out in a special hockey game during intermission! It’s a big lineup for fun for the whole family with the Fighting Saints! Individual tickets start at $10 in advance or an additional $1.95 at the door. For tickets, call the box office at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com. Saints games are a great night out with the buddies and fellow hockey lovers, but it’s also a fantastic fun night out for the family. Every game features fun for kids on the ice as well as watching the game, so your little ones are sure to get an experience to remember.

Heywood Banks
Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 PM
Mystique Casion
A comedy show so unpredictable and varied from one joke to the next, even the man himself has trouble describing Heywood Banks Live. Equal parts genius and buffoon, Banks (known in real life as entertainer Stuart Mitchell) is a songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician who has become a cult hero and pop icon. Banks’ vast, varied legion of fans includes college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids, and maybe even your grandmother. For more information on the exciting upcoming entertainment at Dubuque’s Hottest Casino, visit mystiquedbq.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, February 25, 9 AM–Noon
@ Former Colts Center
Every Saturday morning at the break of dawn, a dedicated band of volunteers sets up tables and chairs for the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market. Vendors roll up and unload their wares. Fresh eggs and sausage sizzle on the griddle, and the smell of locally roasted, fresh-brewed coffee greets the first visitors. Since 2007, they’ve been providing this service, making Dubuque one of first communities in the state with a year-round Farmers’ Market. The Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market is a place where people come to meet their farmers, but it’s also a place to meet your neighbors, make new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends. It’s filled with healthy, locally-grown foods, fresh-baked goods, and hot breakfast items. You’ll always find friendly farmers and welcoming smiles. Parking is available in the lot along Central Ave and street parking is available on Iowa St, Central Ave, as well as other downtown streets. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Star Struck: A JDIFF Hollywood Event
Fundraiser for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Saturday, February 25, 6 PM
@ Diamond Jo Casino Harbor Room
The fundraiser for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival will be a glamorous winter gala, complete with a red carpet and paparazzi. “This is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for a glitzy night out while also supporting the film festival,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. “As a not-for-profit organization, we depend in part on the support of local residents. And who says fundraising can’t be glamorous AND fun?” The event will include a plated dinner at 7 p.m., photo opportunities with real film props, and a live and silent auction hosted by Radio Dubuque DJs Johnny Rhodes and Lisa Bennett. Among the auction items will be an early opportunity to sponsor a film. The cost is $75 per person. To purchase tickets, call 319-670-8001 or email juliendubuquefilmfest@gmail.com. The sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is April 20–23 in downtown Dubuque. Visit JulienFilmFest.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Presents: DSO Showcase
Saturday, February 25 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents the third in its 2016–17 Season of the Arts Classics Concert series: DSO Showcase, which highlights some of the orchestra’s great talent. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian” and Schubert’s Ballet Music in G from Rosamunde will explore the world of dance. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Five Flags Box Office (563-589-4258), dubuquesymphony.org, and the DSO mobile app. Discounted $6 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance. Visit DubuqueSymphony.org or call 563-589-4258.

Great River Wind Symphony
Saturday, February 25, 7:30 PM
@ UD Heritage Center
The 100-member wind symphony is comprised of musicians from the University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and Loras College. Featuring a Midwestern premiere of “Whispering of Fields Unsown.” Ticket required. Free. 563-585-SHOW. Dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.

Brothers Osborne
Saturday, February 25, 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Maryland-born Brothers Osborne stormed onto the music scene with the release of their 2016 debut album Pawn Shop, featuring the smash hit “Stay a Little Longer.” They recently won the 2016 CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year and hold a 2017 Grammy nomination for Country Duo/Group Performance.

“Voyage to the Bottom of the World” with Ty Smedes
Sunday, February 26, 1 PM
@ Swiss Valley Nature Center
In December 2014, Ty Smedes explored the southern reaches of the globe on the Expedition ship Ortelius. Ty will take us ashore to visit the animals and icebergs near Antarctic Peninsula in his photographic journey. SmedesPhoto.com.

The Vagina Monologues
Sunday, February 26, 2 PM
@ The Smokestack
V-Day Dubuque joins the Global Movement to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls for a benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Proceeds go to Riverview Center and The Dubuque Area Arts Collective. $10 adv/$15 door. 62 E. 7th St. DBQvaginas@gmail.com.

12th Annual Walk Through Black History: Ellla & the Fisk Jubilee Singers
Sunday, February 26, 6 PM
@ First Baptist Church
The “walk in time” will tell the story of Fisk University and the Jubliee Singers who kept the financially troubled school afloat. Despite enduring hardships of poverty and racism, the Jubilee Singers eventually became a popular vocal group whose admirers included Ulysses S. Grant and Queen Victoria. Limited seating. Free. 2143 Judson Dr. 563-583-6289.

WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania
Monday, February 27
, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Before, it was seven years between events, but now, only four months after their successful outing to Dubuque in the fall, WWE will return to the Five Flags Center on Monday, February 27th. This event will be on WWE’s Road to Wrestlemania, the two months of time between the Royal Rumble (the legendary over-the-top-rope battle royal where 30 superstars enter the ring at two minute intervals) and the granddaddy of them all, Wrestlemania. This Dubuque stop will be right in the middle of those two massive events, our humble city lucky enough to fit in between the 60,000 fans at the Royal Rumble and the projected 75,000 fans at Wrestlemania. And John Cena is coming! The name he’s built for himself is considerable, something that’s grinding against the man he recently beat for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble: AJ Styles. Styles has been wrestling longer, harder, and faster than John Cena—no need to ask him, as he’ll be the first to tell you—and Styles is wondering why he himself isn’t the centerpiece of the company, why he isn’t the one on The Today Show, why he isn’t the one whose presence is hyped. Aside from the great athleticism, the live professional wrestling atmosphere is a truly unique and exciting experience. It’s fighting where the narrative is overt, as if football and boxing combined with one another and the participants tried to win on their own convictions and morals, the best and worst of their personalities coming out for all to see. It’s a kind of physical performance that you can’t find anywhere else, so find it in February when WWE comes back around.

365 Impact Awards
Tuesday, February 28, 7 PM
@ Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar (301 Bell St)
The 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank, return for the eighth big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is FREE, and everyone (21 and older) is welcome to attend. Live music will kick off the night from 6:30 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

She Loves Me
March 3–4 @ 7:30 PM
March 5 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
The Grand Opera House presents the Tony-Award winning musical She Loves Me, featuring an all-star cast with some of the area’s finest professional actors. She Loves Me, the inspiration for the hit movie You’ve Got Mail, is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18 and can be purchased in person at the box office Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m., by calling 563-588-1305 and online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com. Visit TheGrandOperaHouse.com or call 563-588-1305.

Eric Paslay
Friday, March 3, 8 PM
Mystique Casino
Eric Paslay, delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. “Honesty is a powerful magnet that always draws an eager audience and it has proven to be a potent tool in Eric Paslay’s creative arsenal. Sometimes playful, often poignant and always thoroughly entertaining, the 6’ 4” singer/songwriter with the fiery red hair and easy smile has quickly earned a reputation as an artist that knows how to capture the attention of an audience and hold them in the palm of his hands.” Opening Act: Jake Dodds. Standing room only.  Must be 21 to attend. Visit www.mystiquedbq.com for details and tickets.

Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, March 4, 9 AM–Noon
@ Former Colts Center
Every Saturday morning at the break of dawn, a dedicated band of volunteers sets up tables and chairs for the Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market. Vendors roll up and unload their wares. Fresh eggs and sausage sizzle on the griddle, and the smell of locally roasted, fresh-brewed coffee greets the first visitors. Since 2007, they’ve been providing this service, making Dubuque one of first communities in the state with a year-round Farmers’ Market. The Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market is a place where people come to meet their farmers, but it’s also a place to meet your neighbors, make new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends. It’s filled with healthy, locally-grown foods, fresh-baked goods, and hot breakfast items. You’ll always find friendly farmers and welcoming smiles. Parking is available in the lot along Central Ave and street parking is available on Iowa St, Central Ave, as well as other downtown streets. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Love And Theft
Thursday, March 9 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Whiskey On My Breath, the duo’s third album, marks a significant creative statement for the two singer-songwriter-guitarists. Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as “Angel Eyes” and “Runaway,” the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome take their music to the next level.

Bret Michaels
Saturday, March 16 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Bret Michaels rose to fame as part of the rock band Poison, contributing his lead vocals and leading man charisma to the band’s best-loved hits. He began his solo career in 1998. Since then, he’s released several more solo efforts and singles. Michaels has found additional success on TV.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
March 24–26
Galena, IL

Tickets are available online now—and selling quickly—for Galena’s extremely popular Grand Tastings during Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend. This year’s event is slated for March 24–26, with Grand Tastings on Friday, March 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Dr., in Galena, IL. Now in its 11th year running, Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend is a community-wide celebration. Wine lovers of all sorts are invited to enjoy three event-filled days of fine wine, culinary delight, celebrity chefs, wine makers, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena can possibly pull out. Visit WineLoversWeekend.com for a listing of extended-weekend activities, links to lodging, and an opportunity to purchase tickets for the Grand Tastings or call Family Beer & Liquor at 815-747-6335.

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