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Galena Wine Lovers Weekend
MARCH 24–26
Now in its 11th year, Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend is a community-wide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. 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. Tickets are available online now—and selling quickly—for Galena’s extremely popular Grand Tastings on Friday, March 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, in Galena, IL. “This year’s Grand Tasting promises to be even more fun-filled, with dozens of new wines open to taste! From Albarino to Zinfandel, this tasting has it all,” said event sponsor Tim Althaus, owner, Family Beer & Liquor. “We do highly recommend early purchase for Grand Tasting tickets as we have sold out quickly in past years.” The Grand Tastings provide epicureans of all levels the opportunity to choose from more than 300 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits to sample. Admission also provides you with a keepsake wine glass and an opportunity to win a weekend Getaway to Galena package. The wine silent auction includes items such as vintage wines, artwork, large format wine bottles and related items of interest. You can also enjoy complimentary cheese, bread, and fruit. A complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Old Post Office in downtown Galena to the Galena Convention Center every 15 minutes during the event. After selling out three weeks before the event in 2009, the committee expanded to offering two Grand Tastings in 2010, both of which have also sold out in the past three years. Tickets are $50 in advance and may be purchased online at wineloversweekend.com. Designated drivers can also join the fun for $15. Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend is a spirited way to warm the winter and add romance—whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love for a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping welcome and enchant visitors. Lodging specials and package deals fuel the passion. From dining packages to pampering in luxurious accommodations and the warmest of hospitality, Galena’s finest provide a variety of options to cater to every taste and budget. Visit wineloversweekend.com for a detailed listing of extended-weekend activities, links to lodging, and an opportunity to purchase tickets online. Additional area offerings may be found at Galena/ Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau: galena.org and VisitGalena: VANOSDOL PHOTOGRAPHIC visitgalena.org.

Musical Menus
One of the area’s best dinner theatre events returns to Clarke University. Musical Menus is an annual Clarke tradition and features a gourmet fi ve-course meal and musical performances by students and faculty. The evening includes solo and small ensemble performances, as well as performances by the Clarke Collegiate Singers, the Clarke Cantabile Singers and Clarke Instrumental Ensembles. “As audience members are treated to the fabulous meal designed by Miles Breed, soloists and ensembles will perform musical theatre, pop and jazz favorites,” says Jeremy Mims, assistant professor of music and chair of the music department. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings. Ticket prices for the meal and performance are $70 for premier seating and $60 for gold seating. Reservations are required and may be made until March 17 by calling 563-588-6575, or by visiting clarke.edu/artsatclarke. Funds raised from Musical Menus go towards a variety of Clarke Music department initiatives including private lessons, music scholarships, new equipment, and travel expenses for the university’s ensemble tours. n Clarke.edu/artsatclarke 563-588-6575

Two Perspectives
Works by Abigail Butcher and Wendy Romero
Show: March 24–May 21
Reception: Friday, March 24 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Artist Talk with Abigail Butcher: Friday, April 7 @ 6:30 PM
Artist Talk with Wendy Romero: Friday, May 5 @ 6:30 PM
Gallery C (900 Jackson St)
TWO PERSPECTIVES is an exploration of self-discovery by two Iowa artists working in very different mediums. Wendy Romero’s work is best known for combining traditional painting practices with drawing, hand-dyed textiles, handmade paper, cheesecloth, a variety of metal leafing and other materials to explore different compositions and dimensional perceptions. Abigail Butcher combines painting and drawing in a juxtaposition of bright color, solid, bold and purposeful pairs with fast-paced, messy graphite marks, and random drips of paint.
Meet the artists at an Opening Reception on March 24, 5:30–8:30 p.m. The public is invited, encouraged to attend. All work is for sale. The reception is free and open to all ages featuring catering by The Food Store with special musical guests Eric Balayti and Nathan Jenkins.
Special events in conjunction with TWO PERSPECTIVES include a First Fridays artist talk with Abigail Butcher on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. and an artist talk with Wendy Romero on May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Friday, March 24 @ 7:35 PM
Saturday, April 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
The Dubuque Fighting Saints finish up the 2016–2017 regular season of USHL Hockey at the Mystique Ice Center in Dubuque.
The Saints take on Chicago Steel on March 24, and it’s Autism Awareness Night. Then they take on the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 8, and it’s Fan Appreciation Night.
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.

Corey Feldman & The Angels
Friday, March 24 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Corey Feldman’s new album, Angelic 2 The Core, features his biggest song to date, “Ascension Millennium.” He is a well known actor from the ‘80s: The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, and more. Local rock and synth-pop band Group Therapy/Unicorn Fist opens.

Scouting for Food
Saturday, March 25, 9 AM–1 PM
@ Asbury Hy-Vee
Scouts collect food from neighborhoods and take it to Hy-Vee at 2395 NW Arterial. You can also drop off your donations at Hy-Vee. The food is sorted and boxed there before being taken down to the Dubuque Food Pantry and other neighboring food pantries. High demand items include: peanut butter and jelly, paper products, pasta and sauce, and canned and boxed potatoes. scoutsiowa.org.

Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies, & Loose Women
Saturday, March 25, 1–3 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Historian Kathy Wilson looks at the changing role of American women from colonial times through the Victorian era, including what it means to be a “straight-laced and uptight”. Discover what corsets and gun clubs have in common, how the house took on new importance for our female ancestors, and why a man’s home wasn’t really his castle, but rather his wife’s! Free.

Iowa Art Council’s Meet the Artist Series
Saturday, March 25, 2–4 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Join the Dubuque Museum of Art and the Dubuque Fine Arts Society for an artist talk including the 2016 Iowa Arts Council Fellows, Stephanie Brunia, Brent Holland, Jennifer Knox, Akwi Nji, and Yun Shin, and DeWitt artist Heidi Draley McFall followed by a casual reception. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

DSO: Music & Movies and Family Concert
Saturday, March 25, 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
A special family concert has been added to the concert season. Memorable movie themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and video game Zelda are featured along with an excerpt from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, one of the most beautiful and well-loved symphonic favorites. This concert is approximately one hour in length, has no intermission, and brings joy to all ages. Ignite your child’s imagination and love of music with this delightful, engaging, kid-sized DSO concert: a wonderful experience for the whole family!

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Music & Movies
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.
@ Five Flags Theater
This program combines some of the great film scores of John Williams including Star Wars and Harry Potter with one of the most beautiful and well-loved symphonic favorites: Scheherazade, a work inspired by the stories of The Arabian Nights. Local saxophone master Allen Cordingley is featured, and “Tragedy Tomorrow” by Dubuque-native Michael Gilbertson is being encored. A family version of the concert will be held March 25 at 1 p.m. $15-85 Full concert; $8-25 family concert. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Black Hawk: From Frontier Terrorist to Advertising Icon
Saturday, March 25, 7 PM
@ Ramada Galena (Galena, IL)
Cliff Krainik, nationallly-known collector and historian presents: Black Hawk: From Frontier Terrorist to Advertising Icon. Krainik will share some of his favorite pieces from his personal Black Hawk Collection. This program is presented by the Galena Historical Society and Museum. Free. GalenaHistory.org.

Paul Reiser
Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
Actor, comedian, writer, and musician Paul Reiser has spent more than 30 years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. Once voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time,” Reiser returns to his stand-up comedy roots in this rare local appearance with tales of love, life, and relationships.
Reiser co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award, and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He also co-wrote the show’s theme song with Grammy-winning producer Don Was. Reiser recently earned acclaim for his supporting role in the Golden Globes and Academy Award-winning film Whiplash starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller.
Prior to the show, The OK Factor will perform a free pre-show concert from 6 to 7 p.m. on the CyberCafé Knapp Stage. Olivia Diercks and Karla Dietmeyer, cellist and violinist of The OK Factor, perform organic, original music best described as classical-crossover.
Tickets are $34–$39 for adults, $30–$34 for UD alumni, and $15 for non-UD students. 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.

A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon
Sunday, March 26, 2 PM
@ UD Heritage Center
A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar and A Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, brings together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative original music, stunning visual effects, and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales. $13–$15 Adults; $11–$13 UD alumni; $9 students and children; $4 lap seat. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dr. Quentin Schultze “Listen to Love”
Monday, March 27, 7 PM
@ UD Heritage Center
University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education will host Dr. Quentin Schultze, PhD, professor emeritus of communication at Calvin College. In his talk, Schultze will share how people can rediscover peace and joy through re-learning how to use the remarkable gift of human communication to listen, love, and laugh together even in the midst of cultural and ideological conflicts. Schultze is a communication professor, writer, speaker, mentor, and master teacher who believes virtuous communication can overcome many personal and social problems. Tickets required. Free. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Community Conversations
Tuesday, March 28. 6–7:30 PM
@ Steeple Square
The Inclusive Dubuque Network is planning a series of Community Conversations to provide residents a safe space to discuss creating a community where everyone is respected, valued and treated fairly. These conversations are about bringing together people from all walks of life to talk about how everyone can work together to make our community a better place. InclusiveDBQ.org.

Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture
Maria Teresa Ferrer
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 PM
@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Maria Teresa Ferrer ‘06 is a native of Colombia. She will tell her story of moving from Columbia to the United States and its impact on both her professional and family life. She will speak about her Clarke experience, her professional career as a physical therapist and the importance of life balance. Admission is free.

Salsa Dance Night: Baile Conmigo
Wednesday, March 29, 6:30–7:30 PM
@ The Smokestack
Come for happy hour and great food, and enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with the incredible Katie Koerperich, then dance into the evening. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Martini Shake Off
Thursday, March 30. 5:30–9 PM
@ Diamond Jo Casino
Sip on martini samples from more than 10 local establishments, enjoy delicious appetizers and a great silent auction. Live entertainment by Jake McVey. The event was a fundraiser for the HAVlife Foundation™, which works towards preventing lost potential in today’s youth. $50. havlife.org.

PechaKucha Night Dubuque: Vol. 8
Thursday, March 30, 7–9 PM
@ The Smokestack
PechaKucha Dubuque features a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, totaling a talking time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. The goal is to foster a community that shares their unique stories and to provide a space for creative minds to come together for a night of inspiration, networking, and fun. Free. 62 E 7th St. pechakucha.org/cities/dubuque.

Immigrant Families Under Fire
Thursday, March 30, 7 PM
@ Loras College Marie Graber Ballroom (1450 Alta Vista St)
In this new immigration climate, award-winning journalist Margaret Regan will share the tragic stories of people caught in the chaos of the U.S. immigration system in her presentation, “Immigrant Families Under Fire: A Call to Compassion in the Heartland.” Free and open to the public.
A longtime reporter in Tucson, AZ, Regan is the author of two prize-winning books on immigration. Regan’s books will be available at the event and can be purchased at River Lights Bookstore. For more information, contact Sr. Mira Mosle, BVM at mmosle@bvmcong.org or call 563-581-6043.

Trivia Night
Friday, March 31, 7 PM
@ Meadows Golf Course
This fundraiser for Asbury Music in the Park features mulligans, games, prizes, 50/50 raffle, and lots of fun! Cash bar and drinks available. $18 adv/$20 door. 563-556-7106. cityofasbury.com.

Spring Garden Seminar: Foolin’ Around in the Garden
Saturday, April 1, 8:30 AM–2:30 PM
@ NICC Dubuque
Guest speakers from Iowa State University and the Tri-State area will offer sessions on: square-foot gardens, mushrooms, vinegars, outdoor trends, growing cut flowers, new perennials for 2017, groundcovers, gardening faux pas, gardening yoga, hypertufa gardens, backyard chickens, landscaping, woodland natives, specialty trees and shrubs, the Bee Branch project, and more. Registration includes a light lunch, learning sessions, and door prizes. Seating is limited. $35. 563-583-6496. Extension.IAState.edu/dubuque.

Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 1, 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. 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 filled with healthy, locally-grown foods, fresh-baked goods, and hot breakfast items. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Cracker Barrel Session
Saturday, April 1, 9:30 AM
@ Diamond Jo Casino
Members of the Dubuque delegation to the State Legislature will meet with constituents. A traditionally informal meeting, members of the delegation will provide updates from Des Moines and then take questions from the audience. Free.

Multicultural Family Center
Taste of the World
Saturday, April 1, 11:30 AM-2 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Now in its seventh year, the Multicultural Family Center’s Taste of the World celebrates cultural diversity within Dubuque and the surrounding areas by bringing the community together to share culture, food, and entertainment.
The event features food booths, youth cultural activities, and performances from over 20 countries around the world. Participants receive a “passport” and virtually travel around the world by visiting themed tables.
Taste of the World is an opportunity to display and enjoy America’s immigrant past and Dubuque’s right, multicultural present. Nearly 1,000 community members have celebrated Dubuque’s diversity at previous Taste of the World events. This free event is open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door. Admission includes a beverage, food samples, entertainment, and children’s activities. For more information, visit MFCdbq.org.

Meet Author Dick Stahl
Saturday, April 1, 1 PM
@ River Lights Bookstore
Bluffing is a book of poems inspired by bluff-top views overlooking the Mississippi River. Over several years Dick and his wife, Helen, visited 34 river overlooks from the Twin Cities to the Quad Cities. They took photos and Dick wrote poems inspired by the visits, history, views and speculation. Free. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Author and Poet Cynthia Gallaher
Saturday, April 1, 2 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Chicago author and poet Cynthia Gallaher will read excerpts from her new nonfiction book Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet. She will also include a talk on creativity. A question-and-answer session follows. Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life is part memoir, part life-coaching for poets (or those who’d like to live like one), part creativity guide, with a special section on the history of the Chicago poetry scene, including the birth of the poetry slam. “Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life” is a book to nurture any creative person, whether he or she is a musician, dancer, visual artist, fiction or nonfiction writer, or a poet. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Nerf at the Library: Fourth Anniversary
Saturday, April 1, 5 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
On the first Saturday of every month, Nerf at the Library takes over the reference section after the library closes for a cutthroat game of capture the flag. For the fourth anniversary, they will have cupcakes and pizza, and we’ll introduce a new game variation. Adults ages 18 and older. Bring their own, unmodified blasters (purely cosmetic modification is okay), and dress for intense physical activity. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Co-Zine Drag-Raiser
Saturday, April 1, 5 PM–Midnight
@ The Smokestack
Bring your best drag game or be ready to cheer your favorite contestants as they are judged in hair, make-up, outfit, and lip-syncing. The under-21 competitions will be held from 5–8:30 p.m., followed by 21+ competitions from 9:30–midnight. Visit interactive booths to get your hair styled, your makeup done, or a henna tattoo ($5 fee per service). This gala benefit hosted by Co-Zine, Dubuque’s first LGBTQ+ publication. $5 under 21; $10 for 21 and over. 62 E 7th St. CoDbq.org/CoZine.

March 32nd [No Refunds]
Saturday, April 1, 7 PM
@ Monk’s Kaffee Pub
If you enjoyed Trainwreck Productions’ spooktacular Halloween event, you’ll love the next hijinks they have in store. This April 1, April Fools’ variety show will feature musical numbers, scenes, comedy, and more. Suggested donations will be accepted for admission. TrainwreckProductions.org.

The Grand Opera House Presents Heartland Ballet’s Production of Cinderella
Saturdays: April 1 and 8 @ 7:30 PM
Sundays: April 2 and 9 @ 2 pm
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s pre-professional company, Heartland Ballet, brings the popular fairytale to life. The glorious music of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella is notable for its jubilant music, and the ballet is filled with lush scenery, a romantic story and comic stepsisters. The enduring rags-to-princess story offers the promise of “happily ever after” with a dose of humor mixed with the majesty of classical ballet. Experience the beauty of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, a handsome prince, a gorgeous ball gown, and the perfect dance party. Considered to be one of the top ten ballets of all time, Heartland Ballet’s exquisite production is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.
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.

Chris Botti and the Columbus Symphony
Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
Heritage Center welcomes Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, his band, and the full symphonic ranks of The Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall in Love, Botti has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 jazz albums as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards.
Prior to the performance, the UD Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, will perform a free pre-show concert from 6 to 7 p.m. on the CyberCafé Knapp Stage.
Tickets are $45–$40 for adults, $41–$45 for UD alumni, and $19 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.

Phil Vassar
Saturday, April 1 @ 8 PM
Q Casino
Few country artists capture the uniquely American emotional experience of life better than Phil Vassar. The passionate voice, the irresistible melodies and the jaw-dropping piano skills of an immensely talented singer-songwriter will soothe, move and groove the Q Casino showroom when the past American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year takes the stage. Vassar’s moving stories of love and life have become some of country music’s most popular songs of the 21st century, including the No. 1 hits “Just Another Day In Paradise,” “In A Real Love,” Tim McGraw’s “My Next 30 Years,” and Vassar’s emotional Top 5 hits “Last Day of My Life” and “Love Is A Beautiful Thing.” Vassar keeps pouring on the passion with his new album “American Soul.” For more information on Q Casino’s star-studded entertainment lineup, visit QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, April 2, 8–11 AM
@ Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)
Help support the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board at their annual pancake breakfast. Enjoy homemade maple syrup and learn all about the syruping process. $6 Adults; $4 kids. DubuqueCounty.org.

Meet Author Liz Goodfellow
Sunday, April 2, 1 PM
@ River Lights Bookstore
Liz will talk about her Little Angels book series which includes Angels Unaware and Egg-asperation. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Architecture Days: Historic Industry
April 3–8
Downtown Dubuque
The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as an art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages. 2017’s theme, “Historic Industry,” shines a spotlight on historic manufactures and industry once in Downtown Dubuque. Architecture Days offers the public the opportunity to learn more about architecture and Dubuque’s historic fabric, celebrating our sense of place, our unique treasures, and the city’s growth through commitment to architectural re-use and community. For scavenger hunt details and more, visit DowntownDubuque.org or call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400. Special Event Follow…

Monday, April 3, Opening Reception
5–7 PM @ Millwork Marketplace (333 E 10th St)

Tuesday, April 4, Key City Creative Center Tour
Noon @ 1781 White St

Tuesday, April 4, A.A. Cooper Presentation
and Preservation Awards
5:30 PM @ The Venue (285 Main)

Wednesday, April 5, Shot Tower Tour
Noon @ 600 E. Commercial St

Wednesday, April 5, F.I.S.T.
6 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Library

Thursday, April 6, Avery Railing & Key City Iron Works Tour
Noon @ 168 E. 10th St

Friday, April 7, Fannie Stout Tour
Noon @ 1145 Locust St

Saturday, April 8, Walking Tour
14th & Central @ 10–11:30 AM

Saturday, April 8, Kids Crafts at the Library: 
Design & Create with Popsicle Sticks
2–3 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Library (360 W 11th St)
YEA! Investor Panel
Tuesday, April 4, 5-8 PM
@ Hotel Julien Dubuque
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking program that guides students in middle and high school through the process of starting a real business. Students will share their business plan and request funding from investors to help run their businesses. A panel of judges will hear each of the presentations and then deliberate on the amount of money to fund each business. The panel will also select one student business as the Saunders Scholarship Semi-Finalist to represent Dubuque in Rochester, NY to compete against 200+ other YEA! students from across the country. DubuqueChamber.com.

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Garden Series
Wednesday, April 5, 12:15-12:45 PM 

@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Join Master Gardeners and Dubuque area growers to discover what is happening in the garden each month over your lunch break. A new topic is covered every month, providing a “snap-shot” of things to consider when planning, planting, and maintaining your garden from season to season. This month features Proper Tree Planting. Free. 360 W. 11th St. Extension.IAState.edu/dubuque/lunch.

Van’s Spring Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 5, 5:30–8 PM
@ Timmerman’s Supper Club (7777 Timmerman Dr, East Dubuque, IL)
Sample more than 60 craft beers and 100 wines, while enjoying Timmerman’s hors d’oeuvres buffet and a fashion show by Graham’s Style Store and Rhomberg’s Fur & Leather Gallery. Proceeds benefit 100 Men Who Care and the July 3rd fireworks and air show presented by the Dubuque Jaycees and Radio Dubuque. Tickets are $20 in advance at Van’s Liquor Store, Graham’s Style Store, and Rhomberg’s Fur & Leather Gallery.$25 at the door. For more information, call 815-747.3631 or visit VansLiquor.com.

High School Musical
Thursday, April 6, 7 PM @ Washington Middle School
April 6–8 at 7 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m.
Over 150 middle school students are performing on-stage and behind the scenes to produce High School Musical at Washington Middle School. Tickets available at seatyourself.biz/gwms and at the door. For handicap seating, please call ahead. $12. 563-552-4832.
#Millennials Book Club: The Vegetarian
7 PM @ River Lights Bookstore
A book club for twenty-somethings. The book club will discuss The Vegetarian by Han Kang. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.
Friday, April 7

First Fridays
Friday, April 7
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5:30-8:30 PM @ Studio Works and Gallery C (900 Jackson St)
6–8 PM @ Inspire Café (900 Jackson St)
Friday Fridays is a monthly gallery hop at participating art venues throughout downtown. Programming is scheduled on the first Friday of every month featuring evening gallery hours, artists talks, demos, open studios, music, games, art, and performance. Experience the creative spirit of our community along with great friends, stylish appetizers and drinks, and great art. The Dubuque Museum of Art’s theme this month is film. Enjoy a preview of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Oscar film shorts, and movie trivia. $10 or free for members. Studio Works, Gallery C, and Inspire Café will also have free programming. Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays

End of Winter Jam
Friday, April 7, 8 PM
@ Q Casino
Join Johnny Trash, Half Fast, and Joie Wailes Band for a fundraiser for the Children’s Zoo. Get your tickets in advance at etix.com. $10. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd.

Carlos Andrés Gómez
Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series
Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM
@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series is pleased to announce spoken word poet Carlos Andrés Gómez. Gómez will bring his stunningly honest poetry to Clarke University for a truly engaging arts experience. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by phone at 563-588-6377. Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker and writer from New York City. By definition, spoken word is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice inflection. It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud. Gomez’s poem, “What Does Hispanic Look Like?” went viral online in May of 2016 and reached one million views in less than a month. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.
Gómez is the winner of the 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize and the 2015 Makeda Bilqis Literary Award. He is also the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) and the Jerome Foundation. clarke.edu/artsatclarke 563-588-6377

Celebrate You
Saturday, April 8, 8 AM–12:30 PM
@ Diamond Jo Casino
When is the last time you took some time for only you? It’s finally time to devote a morning for you alone! Grab a friend, sister, mother, aunt or grandmother and come learn, laugh and lounge at Celebrate You. Celebrate You is a morning experience designed to focus on the gifts of mind, body and spirit among the women of the Tri-States. Pick from a number of possible breakout sessions during each of the day’s 3 sessions, including topics like crafting, coffee & tea tasting, energy readings, skincare, personal safety, table games, cocktails, gardening & herbs, spring fashion, beer tasting, tasty trends and fitness. Each year Celebrate You donates a portion of the proceeds to a local non-profit organization. nicc.edu/celebrateyou.

Callahan Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, April 8, 9 AM–4 PM
@ Grand River Center
This is the area’s largest show with over 125 talented exhibitors presenting and selling thousands of unique handmade products such a oak furniture, jewelry, floral arrangements, lawn and garden art, pottery, ceramics, quilts, and many more original products. $5 Adults; free 10 and under. 563-652-4529.

Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 8, 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. 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 filled with healthy, locally-grown foods, fresh-baked goods, and hot breakfast items. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers
Saturday, April 8, 10 AM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a free and fun monthly concert series that exposes children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop. This month features the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Third Annual Empower Birth Expo
Saturday, April 8, 10 AM–4 PM
@ The Smokestack
The expo has invited local businesses, organizations, and birth workers to provide education, resources, and support to anyone interested in the birth community in Dubuque. The expo offers opportunities for women and their families to make healthy choices for the future of their children. Empower’s vision is to create an open dialog in the community between experts and families in order to create a more supportive mothering and birth community by providing access to information and resources. Free. 62 E. 7th St. facebook.com/EmpowerDBQ.

Russ Fry Black Hawk Presentation
Saturday, April 8, 1 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Russ Fry presents on the Black Hawk War, the Sauk and Fox tribes, and early Iowa settlers. Fry will screen his original documentary, Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place, during the program, in which he shares his discoveries concerning the whereabouts of Chief Black Hawk’s remains. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Sister’s Easter Catechism
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers the time worn questions of the season like “Why isn’t Easter the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bonnets, Easter baskets, Easter Peep, and more. Classroom (audience) participation is a must, so don’t forget to wear your Easter bonnet and join Sister for this seasonal treat! Tickets are $10–$32 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.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, April 9, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
The Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show has been a main stay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Featuring vendors with an array of the most unusual items! From antiques, arts and crafts, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. The last show in 2017 is Sunday, Oct. 8. $1; Free children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Concert Choir Spring Concert
Sunday, April 9, 2 PM
@ UD Heritage Center
The UD Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform the repertoire which they will take on tour. Come listen what the choir will share with audiences from Wisconsin to Hawaii. The Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Charles Barland and accompanied by Professor Kristen Eby. Free. dbq.edu/HeritageCenter.’’

Jean Apgar and Jill Rae Martin-Golden Exhibit
Watercolor, Ink and Inspiration
Show: April 5–June 4
Reception: Sunday, April 9 @ 1–3 PM
Sinsinawa Art Gallery (585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI)
Sinsinawa Art Gallery will showcase the work of artists Jean Apgar, who primarily works in watercolor, and Jill Rae Martin-Golden, who works in alcohol ink and watercolor. Sinsinawa Art Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Apgar’s inspiration comes from the small, even insignificant, things that surround us in everyday life. She creates from “pigment, paper, fabric, or glass—born of the earth and crafted by hand and heart into images and objects that share a vision or evoke an emotion or response. The sharing is the essence of the image or object. Communication. Nothing more. Nothing less.” She is from Rockford, IL. Martin-Golden discovered alcohol inks while looking for ways to make her traditional watercolor paintings more vibrant. Her paintings reflect her love of gardening and traveling. She revels in capturing shapes, color combinations, and the beauty in the ordinary. “My art becomes a picture diary of the days of my life. I see wonder all around me.” She is from Roscoe, IL. sinsinawa.org 608-748-4411

Brett Young with Jake Dodds
Thursday, April 13 @ 8 PM
Q Casino
Everyone, Brett Young notes, travels a broken road to love. “Everyone leaves a trail of ‘almosts’ and bittersweet memories behind on the road to ‘the one,’” Young said. “It happened to me on my journey—it happens to everyone. Now I use those moments when I write music.”
There’s been nothing slowing the towering 6-foot-6 California native’s rise to almost instant stardom. Clairvoyantly hailed by Rolling Stone as “destined for mass appeal,” Young set country radio and hearts from coast to coast afire last year with his insanely catchy romantic No. 1 smash “Sleep Without You.” If “Sleep Without You” was the most romantic song of 2016, Young’s searing new single “In Case You Didn’t Know,” from his acclaimed self-titled debut album, may claim the title in 2017.

Mickey Gilley
Saturday, April 15 @ 3 & 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
A native of Natchez, MS, Gilley got his start in country music with the 1974 single “Room Full of Roses.” That same year, he was honored with the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist. Throughout the decade, Gilley charted several Top 10 singles, including “City Lights,” “Window Up Above” and “Bring It On Home to Me.” He took home five Academy of Country Music Awards in 1976, including Top Male Vocalist, Single of the Year and Album of the Year. In the 1980’s, Gilley continued his success with a string of #1 hits, including “True Love Ways,” “A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight),” “You Don’t Know Me” and “Lonely Nights.” Throughout his illustrious career, Gilley has recorded 17 singles that have topped the country charts.

Nashville Star – Mandy Barnett Sweet Dreams!
Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Onward Fine Arts Center, Maquoketa, IA
An uncompromising singer whose style is rooted in the classic country of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Webb Pierce, and Brenda Lee, Mandy Barnett’s keen interpretive sense enables her to delve into a song, study the intricacies of its emotional content, and render a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice. Her torchy delivery on her contemporary yet retro-sounding country and pop-tinged material harkens back to the likes of all-time great female singers and timeless sounds.
Mandy has starred as Patsy Cline in the musical production Always…Patsy Cline at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on and off since 1994, most recently in Summer 2011. Mandy tours regularly in concert, nationally and internationally, and is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry.
She has released critically applauded albums, including her self-titled debut, I’ve Got a Right to Cry produced by Owen Bradley, the Christmas album Winter Wonderland, Sweet Dreams, and I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs Of Don Gibson. Mandy has also been featured on movie soundtracks.
Tickets: $22(in advance) $25(at the door)
Students: $13(in advance) $15(at the door)

Blues Traveler
Saturday, April 29 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Formed in New Jersey in the late 1980s, Blues Traveler’s most recent work, 2015’s Blow Up The Moon, features collaborations with contemporary artists like the Plain White T’s, Bowling for Soup, 3OH!3 and more. In 1995, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for their Top-10 hit “Run-Around.”

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20–23
Downtown Dubuque
The sixth annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF) is set for April 20–23 in downtown Dubuque. Film tickets are $10 each and tickets will be sold at JulienFilmFest.com and the festival’s headquarters, Hotel Julien Dubuque, the week of the event.
Not only will you get to see indie films, but you also get to meet filmmakers from across the world, walk the red carpet, and brush elbows with a few Hollywood elites—whose identities will be announced at a later date.
More than 685 films were submitted from over 40 countries this year. Out of that, only 110 shorts, documentaries, and feature films were selected for screening. Films range in genre from horror and sci-fi, to documentaries, dramas, and comedies. Films are shown in downtown venues, all within walking distance.
In addition to the screenings, there will be an Opening Night event, Silent Film Showcase, Awards Gala, Kids Event, and Closing Ceremonies.
Filmmakers flock to the festival because of its $40,000 in cash prizes, as well as its reputation as a filmmaker-friendly festival. The reputation isn’t a secret. In 2013, MovieMaker Magazine named JDIFF one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, and in 2016 it was named one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Submission Fee.
JDIFF will hold three events leading up to the festival: JDIFF Kick-Off (April 11 at Hotel Julien Dubuque) and JDIFF Sneek-A-Peek (April 18 and 19 at Galena Center for the Arts). For tickets, festival program, volunteer opportunities and more, visit JulienFilmFest.com.

Mike Posner & The Legendary Mike Posner Band
Friday, May 5, 8 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
Multiplatinum pop singer and songwriter Mike Posner & The Legendary Mike Posner Band is coming to the University of Dubuque Heritage Center this May. Public ticket sales begin Tuesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. Tickets for faculty, staff, alumni, and non-UD students are $20; tickets for the general public are $30.
Heritage Center conducted a survey with the UD student body on concert preferences. “An anonymous student comment from the survey indicated ‘Mike Posner performing at UD would be the coolest thing that’s happened in my four years here,’” said Thomas Robbins, executive director of Heritage Center.
Posner’s debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, included Billboard Hot 100 singles “Cooler than Me” and “Please Don’t Go.” His latest hit, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” amassed over 1 billion worldwide streams, went Top 10 in 85 countries, held No. 1 on Top 40 for two weeks straight, and made history as one of Spotify’s Top 10 Most Streamed Songs of All Time.
Since kicking off his career in 2009, Posner became one of the world’s most inescapable and recognizable voices. In 2016, his second full-length album, At Night, Alone, debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 and included the ubiquitous Recording Industry Association of America triple-platinum smash “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” The follow-up single, “Be As You Are,” accrued more than 50 million streams.
Posner has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Ellen, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He’s also a sought after hitmaker with smashes Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” and Labrinth ft. Emeli Sandé’s “Beneath Your Beautiful.”
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. Phone and online convenience fees may apply. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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