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Upcoming Events

September 2021

Senior Expo
Thursday, September 16 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Over 30 vendors, fun Q&A with vendors, and door prizes. Breakfast and lunch included. First 50 attendees will receive a goodie bag. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-564-8180. DBQfair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 16 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 16 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 16 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Yin & Vin
Thursday, September 16 @ 6 PM
Park Farm Winery

Enjoy an hour-long yoga yin flow with Tom G. hosted by B-1 Traveling Yoga Series, one FREE glass of wine, plus receive 25% OFF with the purchase of two bottles of wine and two pizzas. Bring a friend or two or make it a date night! This is a great practice for anyone new to yoga. All levels are welcome. This event will take place in the event of rain or shine. $19 Adv/$29 door. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-serie.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: September 16, October 21, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $19. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Thursday, September 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: September 16 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: September 16 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Epworth City-Wide Garage Sale
September 16–18
Epworth, IA

A map of garage sales will be available at Fidelity Bank and Quik ‘n Handi. 563-876-3320. epworthiowa.org.

Outdoor Storytime
Friday, September 17 @ 10:30 AM
EB Lyons Center

Join the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for an outdoor storytime at the newly renovated EB Lyons Center outdoor interpretive area. Listen to a story and immerse yourself and those littles in forest bathing. Watch closely as you might see monarchs, woodpeckers, and more. All ages. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights. 563-556-0620. MinesOfSpain.org.

Textile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 17 and 18 @ 11 AM–11 PM
September 19 @ 11 AM–9 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)

Delicious and authentic Festbier and Märzen made in house, massive Bavarian pretzels, and live music by Barefoot Becky and other Oktoberfest music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, grab your collectible Textile Oktoberfest mugs, and come down for gemütlichkeit! 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. facebook.com/textilebrews.

Monarch Tagging
Friday, September 17 @ 5 PM
Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area (Bernard, IA)
Bring the family and learn about one of the world’s most talked-about butterflies and what makes them so unique. Try catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico. Come prepared to move around and have some fun! Long pants recommended. Free. 29912 9th Ave. Bernard, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: September 17 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Preseason
VS Cedar Rapids: Friday, September 17 @ 7:05 PM
VS Cedar Rapids: Saturday, September 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. The regular season begins with the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23; the first home game is set for Oct. 9 against the Green Bay Gamblers. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. Individual and season tickets are on sale now. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Uptown: Motown Remixed
Friday, September 17 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Direct from NYC, the epicenter of contemporary pop and soul, and with humble beginnings in Harlem, Uptown is a group of young men who combine the smooth stylings of old-school R&B with today’s hits. Each singer is a soloist who brings crowds to their feet singing along. An Uptown show exudes freshness and fun in a way all ages enjoy. Backed by a tight four-piece band, this trio of young Temptations with moves like the Jackson 5 and the energy of Bruno Mars offers a performance with modern style and irresistible swagger. Witness classics like “My Girl,” “I Want You Back,” and “Uptown Funk,” all reimagined with youthful passion and exuberance. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $24–$39. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Disenchanted!
September 17–18 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 17, 18, & 24, 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses Tribute)
Friday, September 17 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
This tribute show to Guns N’ Roses has been taking the U.S. by storm for years. Performances have ranged from the House of Blues, MTV’s famous Club La Vela, and FC Dallas Stadium, sharing the bill with Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and more. The accurate vocals and hypnotic swaying of Axl both capture the audience’s attention from the first beat down to the last note. Slash’s classic riffs and perfect showmanship (and let’s not forget the top hat) will make everyone do a double take. This band’s vibrant stage presence and accuracy to everything about Guns N’ Roses leaves the entire crowd pleased. $10–$20. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) Interviews
Saturdays: September 18 and 25 @ 9:15 AM–Noon
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

The DCCC is open to all kids enrolled in grades 3–6 for the academic year during which they participate. Voice placement interviews will be held Sept. 11, 18, and 25, and the first rehearsal will be Monday, Sept. 27. The Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) is thrilled to announce their upcoming 2021-2022 season. They are set to begin rehearsals again this fall, offering the perfect environment for residents of the Tri-State area to get out, reconnect, and express some joy together… in song! The upcoming season will include several concerts and will culminate with the Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Concert in the spring. RSVP required. 1755 Delhi St. 563-580-6229. DubuqueChorale.org.

Art For All – Art Geisert’s 80th Birthday & Book Signing
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

A multigenerational event honoring artist Arthur Geisert and his latest book, How the Big Bad Wolf Got His Comeuppance. Admission includes book signing, story time, food and art activities. Bluegrass Alumatics will provide the musical entertainment and Flatted Fifth Blues + BBQ the food. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Dubuque Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Family fun, live music, great food, dancing, games, and even wiener dog races are on the day’s docket as Tri-Staters come together under two large tents to celebrate German and Slavic heritages, which are so strong in our community. From the marching in of the ceremonial keg to the Oom-Pah sounds of the Guttenberg German Band, the party is on, mein freund! The Illuminate Dance Troupe from the University of Northern Iowa will perform as well as provide polka dance lessons. The Americana Band and Loras College German Band join the music menagerie. Who doesn’t love watching the wiener dogs race? You can register yours to race at DBQoktoberfest.org. To test your endurance, perhaps the epic Masskrugstemmen aka the Stein Holding Contest is more your speed. If you want to test your mettle while hundreds cheer you on, registration is available on site that day. The main food tent will be catered by The Barn in addition to other delicious food choices. Wash it down with a cold beer, such as local craft Oktoberfest biers, domestic lights, hard cider, Riesling, seltzers, and Lime Rock Springs products. Proceeds continue to benefit Camp Albrecht Acres as they have for the past 12 years of the festival. Free; suggested donation to Camp Albrecht Acres. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. DBQoktoberfest.org.

Maqtoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–8 PM
Downtown Maquoketa Green Space (Maquoketa, IA)

Celebrate fall in downtown Maquoketa with food, music, and fun! A variety of activities for kids of all ages include the Moore Local Petting Zoo, make and take arts and crafts, Wes the Balloon Guy, face painting, and more. Enter the chalk art contest or watch from afar while chowing down with Tri-M BBQ and Happi Hibachi. Vendors, beverages, and free samples of Maquoketa’s Spelunker Coffee Co. will be available. Live music by a variety of local performers including The 5th Avenue Saxes + Friends at 11 a.m. followed by Jef Spradley at 2:30 p.m. and Dealbreakers at 6 p.m. Hosted by Maquoketa Hometown Pride. Free. 827-821-6844. facebook.com/maqtoberfest.

Textile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 18 @ 11 AM–11 PM
September 19 @ 11 AM–9 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)

Delicious and authentic Festbier and Märzen made in house, massive Bavarian pretzels, and live music by Barefoot Becky and other Oktoberfest music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, grab your collectible Textile Oktoberfest mugs, and come down for gemütlichkeit! 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. facebook.com/textilebrews.

Every Voice Matters
Saturday, September 18 @ Noon–3 PM
Comiskey Park

Get information on voter registration, absentee ballot requests, and get to know the City Council, School Board, and other ballot issues. Presented by the Switching Places in collaboration with the League of Women Voters. Free. facebook.com/queens4peace.

Galena Cemetery Walk
September 18 and 19 @ 1–4:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery (Galena, IL)

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society will again remember the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives. The 27th Annual Cemetery Walk hosts tours starting every 20 minutes. “The Cemetery Walk can be a very personal way for Galenians to celebrate our town’s past,” says Ronn Toebaas, Galena-based writer and director. “Combining the talents of our great assortment of local performers with the stories to past Galenians who lived rich, enthralling lives results in memorable presentations.” Proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. $20. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org/event/cemetery-walk-21.

Family Fun Art Days: Make a Kite
Saturdays: September 18, October 16, and November 13 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC Art Studio (Galena, IL)

Events for the entire family to spend time together creating art sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Make a kite in September, create Picasso portraits in October, and write and illustrate comic strips in November. Free. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 18 and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Preseason
VS Cedar Rapids: Saturday, September 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. The regular season begins with the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23; the first home game is set for Oct. 9 against the Green Bay Gamblers. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. Individual and season tickets are on sale now. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Disenchanted!
September 18 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 18 & 24, 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Here Come the Mummies (The Reawakening Tour)
Saturday, September 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
An eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). They’ve played direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob & Tom Show; and played massive festivals. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning songcraft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain and melt your face. Get ready for Here Come the Mummies. $25. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

The Community Celebration
Saturday, September 18 @ 10 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room

Celebrate Key City Pride founder Corey Young on several community-based awards and recognitions. Featuring KhrisStyle Infiniti-Ross, Anna Mae, Jayniah Diamond-Banxz, Jaylinn Diamond Suave, Kenya Sanchez, Bryanna Banx$, and special guest host Silky Nutmeg Ganache. Doors at 9 p.m. Formal attire encouraged. $10 Adv/$15 door. 450 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

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