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Upcoming Events

June 2021

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Drag River Cruise
Wednesday, June 23 @ 6 PM
American Lady Cruises
Make your happy hour even happier with unlimited wings and tap beer and, of course, drag! All ages. $30 Adv/$35 dock. 1630 E 16th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Jerry Enzler Book Discussion and Signing
Wednesday, June 23 @ 6–7 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium President Emeritus Jerry Enzler will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West. The socially distanced gathering will take place at the Enzler Plaza on the River Museum grounds. RSVP by June 15. 563-557-9545 x201. msnyder@rivermuseum.com. rivermuseum.com.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Andrew Schaeffer
Wednesday, June 23 @ 7–8 PM
Online

We welcome Andrew Schaeffer of Madison, WI, to his first concert of the series. A Chicago native, he serves as the director of music and organist at Luther Memorial Church, Madison. Schaeffer holds a bachelor of church music degree from St. Olaf College, a master of music degree from Yale University, and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. His dissertation focused on the role of the pipe organ in American Freemasonry during the first half of the twentieth century. Schaeffer also serves as the editor-at-large of The Diapason, one of the oldest and largest American journals devoted to organ, harpsichord, and church music. Additionally, he is instructor of organ at Ripon College, Ripon, WI. He has performed recitals throughout the United States and will be a featured performer at the 2021 and 2022 national conventions of the Organ Historical Society. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Dan Gable
Wednesday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable will visit Dolph’s at 7:30 p.m. to meet fans over a draft of his own brew, Singlespeed Brewing’s Gable Munich Helles Lager, aka “Gable’s Gold,” on tap. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: June 23 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
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. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Call to Artists Deadline
Wednesday, June 23
Dubuque County Fine Arts Society will host DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Aug. 7–8 in Washington Park. The free, two-day Art Fair and festival welcomes Tri-State community members to experience art through a juried fine art fair, live music, and other programs. Iowa’s longest running Arts Festival is seeking visual artists from Dubuque and the surrounding area to fill the park with socially distanced booths and original artwork. $1000 in Artists Awards are given to First, Second, and Third place. For full details, scholarship information, and to submit your application, visit DBQFest.com/artists.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: June 24 @ 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: June 24 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Ribbon Cutting + Guests w/ Elizabeth Moen
Thursday, June 24 @ 4:30 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Ribbon cutting with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Gary and his broadcast partners Ed Podolak and Bobby Hansen, plus Nate Kaeding, Marshall Yanda, Luke Recker, and Matt Kroul at 4:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen performs at 8 p.m. with a $6 cover charge. Don’t miss this incredible performer. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 24 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: June 24 @ 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.

Searchlight Soul
Thursday, June 24 @ 6:30 PM
Yardarm

This 3-piece acoustic rock band specializes in ‘90s rock. Expect to hear Soundgarden, Dishwalla, Green Day, Nirvana, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Tonic, and more. 1201 Shiras Ave Ext.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 24 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Slightly Creepy Book Club: The Plague Stones
Thursday, June 24 @ 7 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Slightly Creepy is a horror book club. Discuss The Plague Stones by James Brodgen. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: June 24 @ 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.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Night At Backpocket
Thursday, June 24 @ 7–10 PM
Backpocket Dubuque
Games, fun, food, and drinks! Admission includes food for all ages plus one drink ticket for ages 21+. $15 Ages 21+, $10 under 21. 333 E. 10th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Elizabeth Moen
Thursday, June 24 @ 8 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Having launched in the lane of raw, bluesy, acoustics (opening for the likes of Lake Street Dive), Elizabeth Moen’s bold embrace of indie-pop production and electronic textures is especially enthralling. The Iowa native’s immense vocals and poetic poignancy swirl into the new sonic territory in a form that’s outright haunting. Her songs are ultimately an expression: not only of what the world means to Moen, but what she means to herself. $6. 333 E 10th St.

Aim High Canines
Friday, June 25 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

This is a dog show you will never forget. Join the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for a high-energy, motivational show featuring highly skilled and talented dogs. Every show has interactive audience participation to keep you on the edge of your seat. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and masks. Social distancing is requested. No rain dates. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Guests w/ Dave Mehrl and David Zollo
Friday, June 25 @ 5 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Drink specials all day. Gino’s East pizza full menu served, several former Iowa Hawkeye athletes mingling and available for autographs, David Mehrl playing Rat Pack classics from 5 to 8 p.m., and David Zollo, an Iowa City blues-rock singer-songwriter from 9 p.m. until midnight. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Pollinator Week: 6th Annual Summer Sustainability Fair
Friday, June 25 @ 5–7 PM
Bee Branch Creek Greenway

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps for its 6th annual Summer Sustainability Fair! Dubuque organizations will be showcasing their sustainability efforts including Convivium Urban Farmstead, Green Dubuque, Dubuque County Energy District, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Trees Forever, and others. A family-friendly event, activities include interactive booths with activities and crafts, musical entertainment, raffle giveaways, electric vehicle viewing, and more. Join the Pollinator Chalk-A-Palooza and cover the sidewalk with bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds, bats, flowering plants, food crops, and all things pollinator-related.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 25 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Rainbow Crawl
Friday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Downtown Dubuque
Get your Pride outfit and friends together for a bar crawl! Enjoy drink specials and pop-up drag performances. Includes Glow Party entry. $25. KeyCityPride.org.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Friday, June 25 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Twenty five years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, received five GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He’s had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. Known for hits “Blue on Black”, “Slow Ride,” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” $29.50–$49.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Meet & Greet w/ Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Friday, June 25 @ 8–9 PM
1st & Main
Join Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Drag Superstar from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the newest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, for pictures and autographs. Includes printed photo and signed headshot. $20 Adv/$25 door. 101 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Pollinator Week: Movie in the Park: Bee Movie
Friday, June 25 @ 8:45 PM
Bee Branch Creek Greenway

The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department is showing the animated family film Bee Movie on their outdoor movie screen. The film will be shown in the open green space along Prince St. between E. 22nd St. and E. 24th St. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! 

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Glow Party & Show
Friday, June 25 @ 10 PM
1st & Main
Cap the night off with drag entertainment from Mr. Key City Pride, KhrisStyle Diamond-Ross; Baylee I.J. Diamond; Ja’Nyiah Moné Diamond-Banx$; Nia Chanel Diamond; Karizma Mirage; Denime TheQueen; and Mi Mi Sanchez. Special guest DJ Travvy Trav from Milwaukee, WI joins the fun. Hosted by Silky Nutmeg Ganache. $15. 101 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: June 26 @ 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.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: June 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 26 @ 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.

Pollinator Week: Trash Pick-Up for Pollinators
Saturday, June 26 @ 9–11 AM
Lower Bee Branch

Help keep our local pollinator habitat clean! Meet at the E 16th St Overlook. RSVP requested. Hosted by Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA). cityofdubuque.org/pickup4pollinators. 

DSO Wine Fundraiser
Saturday, June 26 @ 10 AM–Noon
Family Beer & Liquor

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is partnering with Family Beer & Liquor and the Calico Bean Market to host a drive-thru wine fundraising event where participants will receive a sturdy wine tote, two bottles of wine, and an assortment of food items. Orders must be placed in advance! A full list of wine options and food included can be viewed at DubuqueSymphony.org. Limited quantities. $80. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Parade
Saturday, June 26 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Parade Route
Fly your flags and celebrate Pride with a parade. Starting at Jackson Park and ending at Washington Park, following the parade route down Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Fest
Saturday, June 26 @ Noon–10 PM
Town Clock Plaza
All-day entertainment with special guest Kennedy Davenport and other cast members of RuPaul’s Drag Race plus dozens of additional performers! Mr./Miss Key City Pride Pageant, novelty and craft vendors, food trucks, inflatables, resource booths, and HIV/STD testing. $15 Adult, $10 ages 16 and under. 680 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
July 4 @ 6 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Elizabeth Mary (Duo)
Friday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Spirits Bar

With a prolific string of singles and records since 2018, Elizabeth Mary’s single “Sweatpants and Wine” garnered great regional airplay and won KBOE 104.9 FM Iowa Country Song of the Year. Elizabeth Mary’s relatable lyrics and genuine personality will leave you wanting more. 1111 Dodge St.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Marvin McNutt, Bailey Von Dame, and Tyler Brandon
Saturday, June 26 @ 6 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Former Iowa Hawkeye Marvin McNutt, all-time leading Iowa football receiver for touchdowns and total yardage, will join Gary to meet fans during the day. Country duo Bailey Von Dame performs from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by world-class talent Tyler Brandon from down Texas way from 9 p.m. to midnight. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Meet & Greet w/ Kennedy Davenport
Saturday, June 26 @ 6–7 PM
United Way
Join Kennedy Davenport, current Miss Gay USofA and star from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, for pictures and autographs. Includes printed photo and signed headshot. $20 Adv/$25 door. 215 W 6th St KeyCityPride.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
June 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 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.

Joie Wails
Friday, June 25 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Passionate, powerful, and rockin’ are three words that describe Joie Wails. Strong harmonies covering Alice In Chains to Nirvana to Vance Joy plus an adorable selection of country favorites from bands like Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean and sprinkle in some Olivia Newton John and it’s simply magic! Available in person and livestream. $10. 135 W 8th St.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride After Party w/ Kennedy Davenport
Saturday, June 26 @ 10:30 PM
The Driftless
The official Pride Festival after party kicks off with a show followed by a dance party with DJ Travvy Trav. $15. 168 E 10th St. KeyCityPride.org.

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