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Marc and Angel Chernoff
Thursday, March 21, 6 PM
@ Hotel Julien
Getting Back to Happy authors Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Presentation followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Part of Jeff Lenhart’s You Inspire Me! Dubuque series. Free. 563-880-1042. lenhartjeff@gmail.com.

Joan & Bette, Bette & Joan: A One-Woman Musical
Thursday, March 21, 6–7:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis find themselves in Purgatory…IN THE SAME BODY! Involved in a feud for most of their careers, the actresses defend their lives to the powers that be. Comedic rapid fire exchanges and attacks drag out all the skeletons from each other’s closet. Performed and written by Jillann Gabrielle. Ages 18+. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Third Thursday at Convivium

Thursday, March 21 @ 6–10 PM

@ Convivium Urban Farmstead

A family friendly evening of music and camaraderie. Spaghetti and meatballs available and music by Andy Wilberding starts at 7 p.m. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Henry Grubb
Friday, March 22, 12:15–1 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Dr. Henry Grubb, Professor of Psychology at UD presents The Maroons: Free People of Color in America. Maroons were Africans and their descendants in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Some had escaped from plantations, but others had always been free, like those born among them in freedom. Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. BYO lunch. Free. DBQart.com.

Antique Spectacular
Friday, March 22, 4–9 PM
@ Grand River Center
March 22 at 4–9 p.m., March 23 at 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and March 24 at 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Antique Spectacular will be overflowing with a variety of fine antiques and vintage collectibles for sale from 80 vendors. Featured will be select antique dealers with unique merchandise from around the world. Free parking. $8 Weekend pass; save $1 at AntiqueSpectacular.com.

It’s a Wrap Kick Off: JDIFF Student film Competition
Friday, March 22, 7 PM
@ Hotel Julien
Students will be given 48 hours to create a short film using creativity and improvisation to incorporate a secret message that will be sent to the filmmakers via text. The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival invites the public to join for the kick-off event. Prizes will be awarded. Register at the kick off. $50. JulienFilmFest.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Friday, March 22, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. On March 22 and 23, the Saints battle the Tri-City Storm. March 22 is First Responders Night. March 23 is Mascot Mania Night, and Bernie the St. Bernard and his friends join for an epic celebration of fun! Then the Saints take on the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 30, and it’s Red Out for Women night. On March 31, the Central Illinois Flying Aces come to Our House, and kids eat free! Skate with the Saints after the game. The Saints go head-to-head with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 5, and it’s Autism Awareness night. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Battle for the Bluff
Friday, March 22, 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
March 22 and 23. This event is action packed from start to finish. Two nights of bulls, broncs and music for the whole family to enjoy! Plus, enjoy a free Friday night concert with Adam Keith with the purchase of a Friday ticket. Meet the cowboys and the rodeo clowns on Saturday at 6 p.m. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Heart Of Compassion Weekend Retreat

Friday, March 22–March 24

Shalom Spirituality Center

Compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, less anxiety, and the ability to respond to difficult moments with care and understanding. This retreat will include meditation, short talks, experiential exercise, and group discussion. Explore why being good to ourselves is good for others. Directed by Eleanor Hyatt. Overnight and commuter options available. RSVP. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Wine Lovers’ Weekend—SOLD OUT!

March 22 and 23

Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
This popular indoor wine tasting is one of the largest in Illinois! Sip and savor your way through the Grand Tasting event while choosing from 250+ wines. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Do No Harm: Living Life As Your Best Self Mini Yoga Retreat

Saturday, March 23, 8:30 AM–Noon

@ Shalom Spirituality Center

Includes two exercises, an information session on the topics of balance and practices for overcoming feelings of powerlessness, as well as personal time for grounding and reflection. Participants do not need any prior yoga experience. Please bring a mat if you have one. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Facilitated by two certified yoga instructors, Katie Pfiffner and Michelle Watters, who have complementary teaching styles, but at the same time provide individual backgrounds and emphases to this experience. RSVP. $20. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 23, 9 AM–Noon
@ Roshek Building (700 Locust St)
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market continues their 12th season on Saturdays now through April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Winter Market is now located in the lobby of the Roshek Building. Approximately 35 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, baked goods, and more. Free parking is available in the US Bank parking lot. Metered street parking is available on surrounding streets and in the Locust Street parking ramp. Visit WinterMarketDbq.com for more information.

Basics of Woodturning Workshop

Saturday, March 23 @ 9 AM–5 PM

@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Basics of Woodturning is a one day workshop for beginners that will cover the basic tools and techniques of spindle and bowl turning. Taught by master woodworker Lyndal Anthony, students will not only learn technique but gain hands-on experience turning wood to create a woodcarver’s mallet and a rustic bowl out of green wood. Space is limited. Includes all materials and instruction. $75. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Bluebird Workshop

Saturday, March 23 @ 10 AM

@ Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

Learn about the plight of the Eastern Bluebird. We will discuss their habitat and what struggles this beautiful bird faces in it’s nesting attempts. Help the bluebird out by building your very own bluebird house to take home. Dubuque County Conservation Society will provide all materials needed. Participants must bring a hammer and drill. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCounty.org.

Dubuque County Community Connections WELLNESS EXPO 2019
Saturday, March 23, 10 AM–3 PM
@ Dubuque County Fairgrounds (14569 Old Hwy Rd)
The Dubuque County Community Connections committee in partnership with the Dubuque County Fairgrounds & Event Center present a Wellness Expo on March 23 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to the public and free to attend. The expo will help raise awareness and connect the community to resources which contribute to overall health and well-being with a wide range of free screenings, tests, presentations, activities, products and resources from nearly 60 different practitioners, businesses, agencies, and non-profits for all ages. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, and raffle drawings. All proceeds benefit children and family programs at St. Mark Youth Enrichment. For more information, call 563-580-6769 or email sraap.recruiting@gmail.com.

Antique Spectacular

Saturday, March 23, 10 AM-6 PM

@ Grand River Center

March 22 at 4–9 p.m., March 23 at 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and March 24 at 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Antique Spectacular will be overflowing with a variety of fine antiques and vintage collectibles for sale from 80 vendors. Featured will be select antique dealers with unique merchandise from around the world. Free parking. $8 Weekend pass; save $1 at AntiqueSpectacular.com.

Building Your Future Education Fair
Saturday, March 23, Noon–4:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Discover how to get jobs in health care, massage therapy, construction, welding, and more. Representatives from NICC, Capri College, IBEW Local 704, IowaWORKS, the University of Dubuque LIFE program, Reference USA, and Job Corps will be on hand to answer your questions. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Farm Dreams: Exploring the Risks and Rewards of Starting a Small Farm

Saturday, March 23, 1-5 p.m.

@ Sinsinawa Mound

This exploratory workshop is designed for those who are thinking about starting a farm business. The day includes hands-on activities, practical tips, resource assessments, and a panel discussion with successful farmers about how they started their businesses. Participants will tour Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party

Saturday, March 23 @ 4 & 8 PM

@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
The “Winter Dance Party” re-creates the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, the three legendary artists who died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959. Each live performance includes more than two hours of unbridled entertainment featuring the artists’ hit songs of the 1950s, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and many more.
Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical Buddy—the Buddy Holly Story, performs as Buddy Holly, with Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens and Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper. The artists will be joined on-stage by an energetic four-piece band that features the guitar, drums, stand-up bass and saxophone, the latter being played by Grammy Award-winning saxophone player Mike Acosta.

Jean Holdener and James Cullen Faculty
Exhibit Show: Now through March 29
Reception: Saturday, March 23 @ 6–7:15 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Bisignano art gallery (2255 Bennett St) Univeristy of Dubuque faculty members Jean Holdener and James Cullen have work on display now through March 29, and a reception will be held on March 23 in conjunction the Unni Bosfkasp show. The University of Dubuque has grown considerably in the last decade, and they’ve begun to focus on faculty work in various departments. This two-person show features the watercolors, paintings and digital designs of two Digital Art and Design faculty members, Professors Jean Holdener and James Cullen.

The Diamonds: Jukebox Broadway
Saturday, March 23, 7 PM
@ Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Jukebox Broadway starring The Diamonds brings a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience spanning four decades of popular music to Onhward Fine Arts Center on March 23 at 7 p.m. Enjoy more than 50 songs from 15 of Broadway’s most popular jukebox musicals from the 1981 hit production of Sophisticated Ladies” to Beautiful (the Carole King musical). In 1957, The Diamonds released the instant hit Little Darlin’. Since then, they have learned one important lesson—the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. With tight vocal harmonies and the ability to play multiple instruments, the group’s continued success may prove that maybe, just maybe, diamonds are forever! Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door for adults and $13 in advance or $15 at the door for students. Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center, by phone at 563-652-9815, or online at OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Saturday, March 23, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. On March 23, the Saints battle the Tri-City Storm. March 23 is Mascot Mania Night, and Bernie the St. Bernard and his friends join for an epic celebration of fun! Then the Saints take on the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 30, and it’s Red Out for Women night. On March 31, the Central Illinois Flying Aces come to Our House, and kids eat free! Skate with the Saints after the game. The Saints go head-to-head with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 5, and it’s Autism Awareness night. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
Unni Boksasp Ensemble
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The University of Dubuque Heritage Center welcomes Unni Boksasp Ensemble on Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Part of Arts Midwest World Fest, Unni Boksasp’s warm and bright voice will bring you to the heart and tradition of her homeland, Norway. Unni is accompanied by Guro Kvifte Nesheim on fiddle, Gjermund Silset on bass guitar, and Kenneth Ekornes on percussion. She has delved deep into Scandinavian traditions, studying music and dance with renowned singers and folk arts departments in Norway and Sweden. Unni’s fresh arrangements of folk songs and original compositions have earned wide acclaim: she was a Norwegian national champion of traditional singing in 2010 and 2011 and won a Norwegian Grammy Award and Norwegian Folk Music Award for her 2010 album, Karamello. Members of Unni Boksasp Ensemble will deliver a free pre-show lecture from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15–$20 for adults, $12 for UD alumni and military, and $10 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office, by phone at 563-585-SHOW, or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 4: On Water
Saturday, March 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 24 @ 2 PM
@ Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra returns to the Five Flags Theater with Classics 4: On Water on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Join the free pre-concert lecture on March 24 at 1 p.m. Guest cellist Anthony Arnone will perform a new cello concerto by Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty. This piece, whose recent recording garnered three Grammy awards, is inspired by the stories of Ernest Hemingway. Minnesota composer Steve Heitzig has devoted his career to composing works that inspire a connection to nature, and his piece Aqua celebrates the sea, utilizing special percussion such as seashells. Immerse yourself in the sound and beauty of the full orchestra in Bedřich Smetana’s symphonic poem The Moldau and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at the Five Flags Center box office or online at DubuqueSymphony.org. Discounted $8 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance.

Soaring Ballet
Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2 PM
@ Grand Opera House
The Heartland Ballet takes flight, celebrating the 51st year of its parent company Dubuque City Youth Ballet (DCYB) by presenting two new works. Artistic Director Marina O’Rourke will unveil a new, original interpretation of the ballet Firebird. Megan MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence, will then present two original contemporary works. Soaring is the perfect vehicle to launch DCYB into its next 50 years, deeply rooted in the company’s rich Russian traditions yet innovative and vital, breaking boundaries and exploring new horizons. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Bird Banding with David Shealer
Sunday, March 24, 1 PM
@ EB Lyons Center
David Shealer will capture live birds, weigh, measure and band and release at this popular program. Gain appreciation of these ancient creatures. Great for all ages. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights. MinesOfSpain.org.

Discover Your Park

Sunday, March 24, 1 PM
@ Whitewater Canyon (Bernard, IA)
Join other outdoor enthusiasts and explore Dubuque County Conservation parks and nature preserves this winter/spring. Hikes are expected to last no more than two hours. The hikes may vary from good exercise to a social stroll and will end with snacks and beverages (bring your own). Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Free. 29912 9th Ave, Bernard, IA. 563-556-6745. dubuquecounty.org.

Soaring Ballet
Sunday, March 24 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
The Heartland Ballet takes flight, celebrating the 51st year of its parent company Dubuque City Youth Ballet (DCYB) by presenting two new works. Artistic Director Marina O’Rourke will unveil a new, original interpretation of the ballet Firebird. Megan MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence, will then present two original contemporary works. Soaring is the perfect vehicle to launch DCYB into its next 50 years, deeply rooted in the company’s rich Russian traditions yet innovative and vital, breaking boundaries and exploring new horizons. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: On Water
Sunday, March 24 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra returns to the Five Flags Theater with Classics 4: On Water on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Join the free pre-concert lecture on March 24 at 1 p.m. Guest cellist Anthony Arnone will perform a new cello concerto by Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty. This piece, whose recent recording garnered three Grammy awards, is inspired by the stories of Ernest Hemingway. Tickets start at $18 and can be purchased at the Five Flags Center box office or online at DubuqueSymphony.org. Discounted $8 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance.

Faithfully Protecting Solar Energy with Matt Russell
Sunday, March 24, 2–4 PM
@ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Matt Russell, Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, will talk about “Faithfully Protecting Solar Energy.” RSVP required. Free. 2155 University Ave. iowaipl.org.

Sheet Pan Dinners
Sunday, March 24, 4–6 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Make and enjoy three healthy sheet pan dinners—Tuscan Chicken, Roasted Garlic and Ginger Veggie, and Beef Fajitas. Clean eating has never been so easy to make and clean up. $30. Convivium-DBQ.com.

4-H School’s Out Day Camp: Science Explorers

Monday, March 25 @ 8 AM–4 PM

DBQ ISU Extension Office

Students grades K-3 explore the various wonders of science. Investigate gismos and gadgets, become a meteorologist by experimenting with weather and investigate creepy crawly insects. RSVP required. $20. 14858 W Ridge Ln. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/4h.

NMRMA Spring Break Camps

Monday, March 25, 9 AM–Noon & 1–4 PM

@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

March 25-29. Kids in grades K–5 can experience Astronomy, Space Exploration, Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, Think Like a Keeper, Art Smart, Ocean Safari, Deep Sea Divers, Locomotion, and Skyscrapers including virtual reality experiences aligned with each theme. Register per session or receive a discount for the full week. RSVP by March 15. Cost varies, members receive a discount. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com.

DuMA Spring Break Art Camps

Monday, March 25, 9–11 AM & 1–4 PM

@ DBQ Museum of Art

March 25-29. Young artists grades K–5 will explore the Museum’s galleries for inspiration, then head to the studio to create their own works of art in a variety of age-appropriate mediums. $65 Members; $75 guests. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Children’s Life Skills Workshop: 1-2-3 Emotions and Me
Monday, March 25, 6–7:30 PM
@ Unified Therapy Services
Children ages 6–10 learn to raise awareness of emotions, increase empathy for others, and develop self-management skills. $79.95 per child/adult pair. 4121 Pennsylvania Ave. 815-541-3576. eventbrite.com.

Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture:
Sarah Thebarge – Love Looks Around
Monday, March 25, 7 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
Sarah Thebarge will deliver the Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the University of Dubuque Heritage Center. An award-winning author, blogger, and speaker, Sarah Thebarge is a physician assistant who studied medicine at Yale and journalism at Columbia. The Invisible Girls weaves her story of nearly dying of breast cancer in her 20s with the story of a Somali refugee family she met on a train as she was recovering. She has volunteered in clinics in Togo, Dominican Republic, and South Sudan, and she started a clinic in Kenya for children who lost their parents to AIDS. Her latest book, Well, explores medicine as a metaphor for how each of us can help to heal our beautiful, broken world. Tickets are free, however a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office or by phone at 563-585-SHOW. For more information, visit DBQ.edu/wendt.

Lunch Time Book Group: My Brilliant Friend
Tuesday, March 26, Noon
@ River Lights Bookstore
Discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. The first book in the 4-part series Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend was adapted into a miniseries of the same name on HBO last November. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Breaking Into Publication By Writing Shorts

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30–8 PM

@ Shalom Spirituality Center
This month covers Breaking Into Publication By Writing Shorts. Learn why and how to get your smaller pieces published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies, even while you are working on a book. Writing exercises will be included. The series culminates with an opportunity to share writing for feedback and critique. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP the Friday before each session. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Healing Your Mommy Tummy

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30–8 PM

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30–8 PM

Saturday, May 18 @ 10–11:30 AM

@ Statera
If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). Regular abdominal exercises and crunches don’t work and actually make things worse! Space limited. RSVP. $16 per class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

A Prayer of the Heart

Tuesday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM

@ Divine Word College (Epworth, IA)

Divine Word Faculty, Dr. Evelyn Dias and Dr. Amanda Wilton, of Creighton University will present a concert of classical selections on piano and viola. It is said that those who sing, pray twice. Although most of the music on this program does not involve actual singing, it will inspire contemplation and prayer. In keeping with the season of Lent, the selected music is spiritual and inspired by religious themes. Free. 102 Jacoby Dr. SW, Epworth, IA. 563-876-3353. DWCI.edu.

Steve Murphy and Javier Peña (NARCOS)
Wednesday, March 27, 10 AM–Noon
@ UW-P Williams Fieldhouse (Platteville, WI)
Steve Murphy and Javier Peña recount their pursuit of Pablo Escobar and deliver practical and oftentimes unorthodox advice on working together to achieve success despite challenges. Their journey is depicted in the Netflix series NARCOS. Free. 608-342-1075.

Complete Composting
Wednesday, March 27, 6–9 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Wednesdays: March 27–April 17. Join Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J. Shultz for this four week composting class and learn how to turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into fertile compost. Build your own dual compartment outdoor compost bin, vermi-compost bin, and countertop compost collection box. $40. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Jenna Rindo
Wednesday, March 27, 7 PM
@ Shake Rag Alley Art Center (Mineral Point, WI)
Jenna Rindo is the 2018 Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Contest Winner and author of the award-winning poem “Head, Thorax, and Abdomen.” Free. 18 Shake Rag St. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

Memory Café

Thursday, March 28, 1-2:30 p.m.

@ Sinsinawa Mound

Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Kent Scheurelle, a retired teacher, will return with the second half of his program, “Grant County Folklore and History.” This will include Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP; a horse race; the founding of UW-Platteville; Pleasant Ridge, a black settlement; and even a ghost story. Kent’s interactive programs promise fun and entertainment for volunteers and café members. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present.

30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)
Thursday, March 28, 6 & 8 PM
@ UD Heritage Center
March 28–30. Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. An interactive audience picks the order so every night is different. Presented by UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. $10 Adults; $5 non-UD students. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Film Screening: The Sultan And The Saint
Thursday, March 28, 6:30–8 PM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
An itinerant Christian preacher and a ruler of a Muslim Empire buck a century of war in a search for common ground. Award-winning 2016 PBS film. Discussion following the movie. Free popcorn. RSVP requested but not required. Freewill offering. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke series:
Natascha Myers – Songs From A Hardwood Floor
Thursday, March 28, 7:30 PM

@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series is proud to present Natascha Myers in concert on March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Clarke University. “Clarke was elemental in my growth as both a musician and an individual, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the release of my single than to play a ‘home sweet home’ show at a place I considered a second home for so long,” said Myers. The fall after graduating from Clarke University in 2017, she packed up her trusty Takamine guitar and moved to Nashville, where she resides as a full time songwriter and touring recording artist. She also works full-time as Director of Operations for Blue Night Soundscapes. Her musical style is described as Midwest-bred Americana with a dash of country Western and old soul. “Wanted Man,” her new single, is now available. Tickets are $10 and are available by phone at 563-588-6377.

4-H School’s Out Day Camp: Healthy Hearts

Friday, March 29 @ 8 AM–4 PM

@ DBQ ISU Extension Office

Students grades K-3 build a healthy heart by engaging in fun, active team building games and create healthy snacks for when you are at home! RSVP required. $20. 14858 W Ridge Ln. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/4h.

Human Battleship
Friday, March 29, 5:30–7:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Players will lie or sit on the floor and use foam balls to try to sink their opponents’ battleships. Ages 18+. 360 W. 11th St. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Friday March 19, 7:30 PM
(Also March 30 and April 3–6 and 10–13 @ 7:30 PM)
(March 31 and April 7 and 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Friday, March 29-March–30, 6 and 8 PM

@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. Actors will perform 30 two-minute plays in 60 minutes! An interactive audience picks the order throughout this energetic and unique show—so every night is different. And just to keep the pressure on, an onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. Presented by the University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Directed by Greg Wolf, director of theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for non-UD students, and free for UD faculty/staff/students. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Concert with Dan Schutte

Friday, March 29, 7 p.m. 

@ Sinsinawa Mound

Dan Schutte will offer an evening of music and reflection. For years, his music has anchored the faith of Christians and inspired many to draw closer to God. His songs include “City of God:; “Here I Am, Lord”; “Sing a New Song”; “You Are Near”; and, more recently, “These Alone Are Enough.”

Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM–4 PM
@ Grand River Center
The area’s largest arts and crafts show with over 125 talented exhibitors. For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, find Callahan Promotions, Inc. on Facebook. $5; kids 10 and under free. Save $1 with the ad on page 19! 500 Bell St. 563-652-4529.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM–Noon
@ Roshek Building (700 Locust St)
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market continues their 12th season on Saturdays now through April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Winter Market is now located in the lobby of the Roshek Building. Approximately 35 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, baked goods, and more. Free parking is available in the US Bank parking lot. Metered street parking is available on surrounding streets and in the Locust Street parking ramp. Visit WinterMarketDbq.com for more information.

“Play Ball! Our Regional Story”
Exhibit Opening
Saturday, March 30, 9 AM–4:30 PM

@ Galena & U.S. Grant Museum (Galena, IL)

Wear your favorite baseball attire on opening day March 30 and get half-price admission to the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum’s “Play Ball! Our Regional Story.” The special exhibit drives home baseball’s story with oral histories, research on local African American teams, 1930s-vintage uniforms, a ball, cleats and glove, and photos of the Rockford Peaches, the mid-century women’s baseball team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” All these exhibit pieces pitch a story about how we have played, watched, agonized over and cheered “America’s Pastime” in the Galena area. $10 Adults, $9 seniors, $8 ages 10–18, free under 10. 211 S. Bench St., Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

Fairy Tale Day

Saturday, March 30, 11 AM–1 PM

@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

In celebration of their newest seasonal exhibit, Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will feature visits from costumed characters. All activities are included with general admission and FREE for members and kids under three. The March 30 event will feature various costumed characters from the Grand Opera House. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/once.

A Dinner to Die For- 1969 – “The Happening”
Saturday, March 30, 6–9 PM
@ Sundown Mountain
It’s July 20, 1969, the night of Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit, “Love Beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassie-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of a manners column and “Supperware” dealer who find fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregarde’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit! $50. DieLaughingMurderMystery.com.

30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Saturday, March 30, 6 and 8 PM

@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Having opened in 1988 and still playing today as the longest-running show in Chicago history, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes. Actors will perform 30 two-minute plays in 60 minutes! An interactive audience picks the order throughout this energetic and unique show—so every night is different. And just to keep the pressure on, an onstage 60-minute timer keeps everyone honest. Presented by the University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Directed by Greg Wolf, director of theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for non-UD students, and free for UD faculty/staff/students. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Historic District Coffeehouse
Saturday, March 30, 7–9:30 PM
@ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque
March 30 and May 25. Musicians can play or poets can read in a relaxed atmosphere. Listeners can enjoy a cup of coffee, snacks, and some “coffeehouse-style” entertainment. Freewill donations of canned goods for the Dubuque Food Pantry. All ages. Free. 1699 Iowa St. 608-348-5099.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Saturday, March 30, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. The Saints take on the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 30, and it’s Red Out for Women night. On March 31, the Central Illinois Flying Aces come to Our House, and kids eat free! Skate with the Saints after the game. The Saints go head-to-head with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 5, and it’s Autism Awareness night. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

The Jimmys / Puppy Jake Fundraiser
Saturday, March 30, 8 PM
@ Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ (300 Potter Dr, Bellevue, IA)
The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. They combine the seasoned keyboard and Hammond B-3 organ talents of award winning singer/song writer Jimmy Voegeli, the legendary blues guitarist Perry Weber on six-strings and vocals, drummer Chris Sandoval—veteran of the Tommy Castro band, the expertise of southern Wisconsin’s finest bass guitar, and rounded out by an amazing horn section! This event is a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation. A non-profit organization, The Puppy Jake Foundation purchases and trains service dogs for injured veterans. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and greet foundation members as well as service animals. Donations welcome in lieu of cover charge. Every Tuesday throughout 2019, Flatted Fifth will donate two percent of their profits to the Puppy Jake Foundation. Call 563-872-3838 for reservations.

Ladies of the 80’s
Saturday, March 30, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
From one hit wonders to arena rock standards, Ladies of the 80’s takes you on a musical journey through the decade from Blondie to Bon Jovi, Joan Jett to Journey, Devo to Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks to Steve Miller Band!

Sons of Legion Spring Breakfast

Sunday, March 31 @ 8 AM–Noon

@ American Legion
Dubuque Iowa Post 6
Join the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 6 for their annual Spring Breakfast Fundraiser. The benefactor for this breakfast will be the American Flags among Grandview Avenue that need replacement. Serving scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, pancakes, hash brown, homemade cinnamon rolls, juice, coffee and milk. $7 Adults, $4 children 4–12, 3 years and under are free. DubPost6.org.

Live at Heritage Center Family Series: Stuart Little
Sunday, March 31, 2 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
From the loving heart of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, comes Stuart Little, a merry musical about a noble mouse born into the Little family who jumps headlong into adventures big enough to match any imagination. The Virginia Repertory Theatre brings the performance to the University of Dubuque Heritage Center on Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. This performance is approximately 60 minutes in length. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following the show. A Family 4-Pack is available, which admits a family of four to the performance at a price of $39. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for UD alumni and military, $9 for children and students, and $4 for lap seats for children 3 and under (available with purchase of an adult ticket). Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Broad Ideas: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for
Show: Now through March 31
Spoken Word Closing: Sunday, March 31 @ 4 pm
Galena Center for the Arts (219 Summit ST, Galena, IL)
Broad Ideas highlights the range of experiences, feelings, and realities of those who identify as women and those who support them. This arts show is a celebration, an acknowledgment, and a community of support, and of solidarity. Held at the Galena Center for the Arts March 1–31, this is the 2nd year for Broad Ideas. Artwork can be viewed during regular Galena Center for the Arts hours. Special events include a spoken word closing event on March 31.Visit BroadIdeas.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Sunday, March 31, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. On March 31, the Central Illinois Flying Aces come to Our House, and kids eat free! Skate with the Saints after the game. The Saints go head-to-head with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 5, and it’s Autism Awareness night. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Beer Brewing Workshop Detecting and Correcting Off Flavors
April 1 and 4, 6–9 PM
@ Clarke University Food Science Laboratory (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University will host a two-part brewing workshop on Monday, April 1, and Thursday, April 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Clarke University’s Food Science Laboratory to offer home brewers an opportunity to improve their craft while networking with fellow homebrewers and a local brewing expert. The workshops will cover the underlying fundamentals of the most common off-flavors and discuss methods used to ensure consistency and quality in craft beer. With a hands-on approach, attendees will have the opportunity to practice quality analysis methods and network with fellow home-brewers. Beer samples will be provided by 7 Hills Brewing Co., which is co-owned by Clarke alumni Keith ‘03 & Abby (Peckham) Gutierrez ’04. Free parking is available in any campus lot or along Clarke Drive. The $150 fee covers both sessions. Registration is required and can be completed at clarke.edu/brewingworkshop. For more information, contact brewing@clarke.edu.

Toddler Tuesday: Y is for Yellowtail Snapper

Tuesday, April 2 @ 9 & 10:30 AM

@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Toddler Tuesdays are open to children ages 2–4 and a caregiver. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. Space is limited. $8 members; $10 non-members. 563-557-9545 x212. RiverMuseum.com.

Pollinator Workshop
Tuesday, April 2, 6–8 PM
@ Hurstville Interpretive Center (Maquoketa, IA)
Celebrate insect pollinators by learning more about their life cycles, native wildflowers and prairie plantings. 18670 63rd St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-3783. JacksonCCB.com.

Spring Praise Band and Gospel Choir Concert
Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 PM
@ UD Blades Chapel
Unity, restoration of the soul, and an ongoing promise of a new start call us into joy and healing as praise band and gospel choir bring you a night of worship. Free.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Wednesday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM
(Also April 4-6 and 10–13 @ 7:30 PM, March 31 and April 7 and 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Falling Away/Moving Ahead

April 4-June 2

Sinsinawa Mound

Helen Reznicek is a printmaker whose work is always quite personal and expressive, and the motion of creating the images is often evident in the finished pieces. Her current body of work is done in a combination of monotype and relief prints, focusing on the subtractive nature of these methods. An opening reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Musical Menus
Thursday, April 4 and April 5, 6 PM
@ Clarke University R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium (1550 Clarke Dr)
Musical Menus is a musical revue and a long-standing Clarke tradition. This spring’s event will be presented Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, in the R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium on the Clarke campus. The 2019 Musical Menus theme is “New York City in Song.” Musical excerpts will be from musicals set in New York City and will also include Tin Pan Alley hits. The fundraising event features a gourmet five-course meal served while enjoying musical performances by solo and small ensembles of Clarke University students and faculty. Proceeds are applied to a variety of Clarke Music Department initiatives including travel expenses for the university’s ensemble tours, private lessons, music scholarships, and new equipment. Tickets are $60–$70. Reservations are required and may be made until Friday, March 29, by calling 563-588-6575 or by visiting clarke.edu/artsatclarke/musicalmenus.

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Thursday, April 4, 6–8 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Cook and enjoy a meal using recipes from Marcella Hazan’s The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. $40. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Comfort Food: Mac Attack
Thursday, April 4, 6–8:30 PM
@ Senior High School Teaching Labs
Learn and sample some decadent, homemade recipes. Hosted by NICC. $45. 1800 Clarke Dr. 563-557-8271 x139. NICC.edu/solutions.

Cocktails For Conservation Fundraiser
Thursday, April 4, 6–9 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Senior Education Manager Jared McGovern is Dancing with the Stars: Dubuque Style in support of NMRMA. This event spotlights the River Museum’s many active conservation programs. Live music from Elizabeth Mary. Purchase food from Happi Hibachi. Ages 21+. Free. rivermuseum.com/jared.

Clay Page of American Idol
Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
@ Smokestack (62 East 7th St)
Tickets: $12 adv/$15 door Clay Page returns for an intimate three-piece acoustic concert. Currently, Clay is a contestant on American Idol, with judge Lionel Richie stating at his audition that Clay’s “voice was just right on the money. I like who you are” before all three judges voted to send Clay to Hollywood. Clay Page’s music has been described as new old school country music—backwoods, southern sounds in a wave of new, traditional country music. Leon Campos opens with honkytonk piano. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.

Meet New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins
Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
New York Times bestselling author Max Allan Collins will read from his new thriller, Girl Most Likely, on April 4, at 7 p.m. at Carnegie-Stout Public Library. In Girl Most Likely, 28-year-old Galena Police Chief Krista Larson teams up with her dad, a retired homicide detective from Dubuque, to investigate a murder at Krista’s high school reunion. As the case unfolds, and friends and exes become prime suspects, Krista begins to realize that there are more old grudges, buried secrets, and bad blood in her quiet hometown than she ever imagined. Collins was named a Grand Master in 2017 by the Mystery Writers of America and has earned 23 Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award nominations. He is the bestselling author of Road to Perdition and the award-winning Nathan Heller series, as well as an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. Girl Most Likely will be available for purchase from River Lights Bookstore prior to and at the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 563-589-4225 or visit dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM
(Also April 5-6 and 10–13 @ 7:30 PM, March 31 and April 7 and 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Lunch and Learn: Food Deserts with Lynn Sutton
Friday, April 5. 12:15–1 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Lynn Sutton presents Food Deserts in Urban America and Urban Dubuque. Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. BYO sack lunch. Free. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
April 5–7
Five Flags Arena
Dueling Dogs™ LLC, the founders and sport organizers for the latest and most exciting competition in canine aquatics sports, will be holding its 4th World Championships at the Five Flags Center. There will be a total of seven qualifying duels with two on Friday afternoon, five on Saturday (with the Handicap “Die Hard” Duel event Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.) and one last chance qualifying duel on Sunday morning prior to the finals which starts at 1 p.m. This event will have a total prize purse of $12,500, $2,500 of that going to the winner-take-all in the Dialed-in Duel event! Prizing for each Class Finals on Sunday will be $1,500 to 1st Place, $800 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd. “Dueling Dogs, the latest feature of Canine Aquatics Sports, had a remarkable 2018 World Championships at the Five Flags Center,” states Grant Reeves, CEO of Dueling Dogs. “The sport is growing quickly and we’re ecstatic to return to Dubuque in April of 2019 with even more teams and action-packed racing. Dueling Dogs will have you on the edge of your seat with non-stop action racing featuring the world’s best canine teams.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids 7–15, and free for kids 6 and under.

Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series An Afternoon (or Evening) with Mark Twain
Friday, April 5, 3:30 and 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre (2255 Bennett St)
University of Dubuque Heritage Center closes the second season of its B.I.T.E. Size Series with a Mark Twain tribute performance on Friday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Babka Theatre. An Afternoon (or Evening) with Mark Twain will be performed by New York actor Dr. Michael Mauldin. A Q&A conversation with Mauldin follows each performance. Mauldin’s hilarious and insightful portrayal of Mark Twain recreates an actual lecture that the world-famous humorist and author would have delivered during his highly-acclaimed world tour culminating in 1905. In his customary white suit and ever-present cigar, Twain takes us through a fascinating panoply of uproarious comedy, biting social satire, and often dark commentary of the human condition. It’s all seen through the eyes of a man who had been at the top of the literary and social spectrum for most of his life. Twain had reached the age and level of esteem where he felt free to say what was on his mind with almost no fear of censure. In addition to numerous national tours and countless appearances on university campuses across the country, Mauldin’s performance as Twain has been shown on PBS and was adapted into a one-hour ABC special entitled Mark Twain: Sketches from Life. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for UD alumni and military, and $9 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

First Fridays
Friday, April 5
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5–8 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Smokestack (62 E 7th St) 5–8 PM @ Upcycle Dubuque (1838 Central Ave)
5–8 PM @ Key City Creative Center (1781 White St)
5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. For April, a free heated trolley service will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. thanks to Dupaco Community Credit Union. The trolley will stop each First Friday location every 20 minutes. April First Fridays at DuMA features student artists in grades K–8. These young Dubuque artists will be on exhibit March 25 through April 14. Members are free, guests are $10. Outside the Lines features Alda Kaufman. She’ll be working on a new watercolor painting and will be available to chat with visitors throughout the evening. Light refreshments will be offered. Free. Ellen Hartmann Henkels is “Taking the Leap” and exhibiting 35 of her acrylic and oil paintings at Smokestack. This exhibit is a leap as it has been 20 years since her last one-woman show. It is a showcase of her work completed after her retirement as visual arts educator for the Dubuque Community School District. Many of her works were completed in plein air and painted on site. She remains a teaching artist giving instruction in painting to citizens 55 and older. Ellen is an award-winning artist and member of Iowa Artists and the Plein Air Painters of Dubuque. Free. Upcycle Dubuque celebrates Allison Poster. “My overall vision is to take items that are considered ‘broken’ and not worth keeping and turn them into art.” Similarly, Allison realized embracing the broken parts in her life and bringing the pieces together to create a new beautiful piece of art was the way to be her true self. Refreshments will be provided. Free. New this month, Key City Creative Center features local artist Tim Olson and makers Thistle Ridge. The space will be open to tour. Refreshments will be available. Free. Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library for the Art @ your library® Maker Show opening reception showing art created in the Library’s Maker Space, also featuring Ellen Dettmer’s Women of Dubuque exhibit. Meet the artists and enter the Maker Space where “making” possibilities are endless, and learn how you can become a Certified Maker! Refreshments provided. Free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Musical Menus
Friday, April 5, 6 PM
@ Clarke University
R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium (1550 Clarke Dr) Musical Menus is a musical revue and a long-standing Clarke tradition. This spring’s event will be presented Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5, in the R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium on the Clarke campus. The 2019 Musical Menus theme is “New York City in Song.” Musical excerpts will be from musicals set in New York City and will also include Tin Pan Alley hits. The fundraising event features a gourmet five-course meal served while enjoying musical performances by solo and small ensembles of Clarke University students and faculty. Proceeds are applied to a variety of Clarke Music Department initiatives including travel expenses for the university’s ensemble tours, private lessons, music scholarships, and new equipment. Tickets are $60–$70. Reservations are required and may be made until Friday, March 29, by calling 563-588-6575 or by visiting clarke.edu/artsatclarke/musicalmenus.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Friday, April 5, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. The Saints go head-to-head with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on April 5, and it’s Autism Awareness night. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute
Friday, April 5, 7:30 PM
@ Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
All the leaves may be brown, and the sky may be grey—but “Don’t Worry, Baby,” we can still have “Fun, Fun, Fun.” On Friday, April 5, head to the Grand Opera House for Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute. Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute focuses on performing songs by America’s band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Join them as they give you a night of music played exactly as you remember hearing it on The Beach Boys’ legendary recordings. This group of incredible musicians have been globally recognized for their Beach Boys inspired sound. Members of Sail On have performed with musicians from Brian Wilson’s band, The Zombies, Earth Wind and Fire, Cheap Trick, Mark Lindsay and produced recordings for Micky Dolenz. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 PM
(Also April 6 and 10–13 @ 7:30 PM, March 31 and April 7 and 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

End Of Winter Jam
Friday, April 5, 8–11 PM
Q Showroom @ Q Casino
Featuring: Furious George, Full Boar and Johnny Trash. Admission is $10 at the door. Part of the proceeds to benefit Children’s Zoo. Must be 21.

DBQ Co Master Gardeners Spring Garden Seminar
Saturday, April 6. 7:30 AM–Noon
@ NICC Town Clock Business Center
Sessions include Cider Making Basics, Ornamental Grasses, Ground Cover for the Tri-States, The Big World of Mini Hostas, Honey Bees—The Perfect Pollinators, Making Seed Tape, Perennials in 2019, Gardening with Conifers, and Vermicomposting. Includes breakfast items and refreshments. RSVP by April 5 at noon. $20. 700 Main St. 563-583-6496. bit.ly/2GYUieU.

Ringin’ Spring Handbell Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

@ Sinsinawa Mound
Looking to have fun improving your ringing skills with other ringers who share your enthusiasm for handbells? This event features mass ringing, break-out sessions, lunch, a closing mini-concert, and great handbell friends! Ringers and directors of all experience levels are welcome. Artistic Director Mark Bloedow and the Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble will lead the day. Please bring your own bells, chimes, mallets, foam, table covers, and music.

Belonging, Not Belongings
Saturday, April 6, 9 AM–3 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
In a time of great social and ecological upheaval, it is vital that we forge alternative ways of being in the world. Eric Anglada and Sister Christin Tomy, OP, will guide us to grapple with and explore lifestyles that go beyond the consumer paradigm and instead generate connection and kinship. $35. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Cracker Barrel
Saturday, April 6, 9:30 AM
@ Diamond Jo Harbor View Room
Make your priorities and opinions known to our State Legislators. Sponsored by the Dubuque League of Women Voters, the United Labor Participation Committee and the Dubuque Federation of Labor.

Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM–2 PM
@ Loras Graber Center
Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for children and their families. Travel a solar system in the digital planetarium, drive a robot, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, explore the healthcare field and more. Free. NEIowaSTEM.com.

Neighborhood Yard Party
Saturday, April 6, 11 AM–2 PM
@ Steve’s Ace JFK
Enjoy product demos and tutorials from some of your favorite brands like Scotts, Johnathan Green, Bonide, Stihl, Big Green Egg and more! Free. 3350 JFK. 563-690-1500. StevesAce.com.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
April 6–7
Five Flags Arena
Dueling Dogs™ LLC, the founders and sport organizers for the latest and most exciting competition in canine aquatics sports, will be holding its 4th World Championships at the Five Flags Center. There will be a total of seven qualifying duels with two on Friday afternoon, five on Saturday (with the Handicap “Die Hard” Duel event Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.) and one last chance qualifying duel on Sunday morning prior to the finals which starts at 1 p.m. This event will have a total prize purse of $12,500, $2,500 of that going to the winner-take-all in the Dialed-in Duel event! Prizing for each Class Finals on Sunday will be $1,500 to 1st Place, $800 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd. “Dueling Dogs, the latest feature of Canine Aquatics Sports, had a remarkable 2018 World Championships at the Five Flags Center,” states Grant Reeves, CEO of Dueling Dogs. “The sport is growing quickly and we’re ecstatic to return to Dubuque in April of 2019 with even more teams and action-packed racing. Dueling Dogs will have you on the edge of your seat with non-stop action racing featuring the world’s best canine teams.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids 7–15, and free for kids 6 and under.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Saturday, April 6, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
Celebrate at Our House with fun for the whole family. All Dubuque Fighting Saints home games take place at Mystique Community Ice Center on Chaplain Schmitt Island in Dubuque. Celebrate with a princess party at Our House when Chicago Steel visits on April 6. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Canadian Brass
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The Dubuque Arts Council is bringing Canadian Brass to University of Dubuque Heritage Center on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Canadian Brass, internationally renowned as one of the most popular brass ensembles in the world, will perform as part of the Dubuque Arts Council’s 50th anniversary celebration. With four decades under their belts, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Each concert demonstrates their full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements created especially for them—from formal classical presentation to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun—but never at the expense of the music: Whatever the style, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication, skill and excellence. With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere. They have sold well over 2 million albums worldwide. Canadian Brass features founding member Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Christopher Coletti and Caleb Hudson (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Jeff Nelsen (horn). Tickets are $30–$35 and can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30 PM
(Also 10–13 @ 7:30 PM, April 7 and 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Back to Basics: Painting Class

Sundays: April 7–28

Dubuque Museum of Art

Learn about color theory and brush techniques using watercolors, then explore shading and perspective using tempera and acrylic paints. Students will prepare a canvas and work on paintings, while also spending time in the galleries. The session for ages 8-12 is 1-2:30 p.m. and ages 13-16 is 2:30-4 p.m. All materials are included. $60 members; $75 guests. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture:
Adam O’Dell Lecture, Writing Home, Wherever It May Be
Sunday, April 7, 2 PM
@ Clarke University Jansen Music Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Adam D. O’Dell will present a Mackin-Mailander Alumni Lecture on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in Clarke University’s Jansen Music Hall. His lecture is entitled, Writing Home, Wherever It May Be. O’Dell is a composer, pianist, and teacher, and in his lecture he will discuss the artistic and theoretical underpinnings of his recent music. He will share the musical journey of joy, grief, humor, and love. He will explain the idea generation component to the compositional process of selecting a theme or title and will further demonstrate his method by playing the piano to show the audience how he moves through the creative process. He has a bachelor’s degree from Clarke University, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, and is a current doctoral student in music composition at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. His work combines classical, jazz, rock, theatre, and folk influences into music with humanistic and story-like qualities. O’Dell is an internationally published academic writer, and has given lectures and masterclasses in composition, analysis, and biomusicology across the United States and Europe. Recent commissions include the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Altered Sound Duo, the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 135, Just Duet, Third Inversion Reed Trio, hornist Andrew Pelletier, and the Julien Chamber Choir. His works have been performed in the United States, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Germany, and Italy. O’Dell currently serves as the Artistic Director, composer-in-residence, and pianist with the Noise-to-Signal Ensemble, and is a licensed PARMA Recordings Artist. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Clarke University at 563-588-6377 or visit clarke.edu.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Sunday, April 7 @ 2 PM
(Also 10–13 @ 7:30 PM, April 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
April 7
Five Flags Arena
Dueling Dogs™ LLC, the founders and sport organizers for the latest and most exciting competition in canine aquatics sports, will be holding its 4th World Championships at the Five Flags Center. There will be a total of seven qualifying duels with two on Friday afternoon, five on Saturday (with the Handicap “Die Hard” Duel event Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.) and one last chance qualifying duel on Sunday morning prior to the finals which starts at 1 p.m. This event will have a total prize purse of $12,500, $2,500 of that going to the winner-take-all in the Dialed-in Duel event! Prizing for each Class Finals on Sunday will be $1,500 to 1st Place, $800 for 2nd and $200 for 3rd. “Dueling Dogs, the latest feature of Canine Aquatics Sports, had a remarkable 2018 World Championships at the Five Flags Center,” states Grant Reeves, CEO of Dueling Dogs. “The sport is growing quickly and we’re ecstatic to return to Dubuque in April of 2019 with even more teams and action-packed racing. Dueling Dogs will have you on the edge of your seat with non-stop action racing featuring the world’s best canine teams.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids 7–15, and free for kids 6 and under.

Spring Book Discussion: The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.

@ Sinsinawa Mound
In the third of Kent Nerburn’s Neither Wolf Nor Dog trilogy, he once again offers a glimpse into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the “old ones” still have powers beyond our understanding.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Wednesday, April 10 @ 7;30 PM
(Also April 11–13 @ 7:30 PM, April 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Women of the Bible

Wednesday evening, April 10

Thursday afternoon, April 11

Sinsinawa Mound

Actress Anita Gutschick of Baltimore, MD, reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Through a series of monologues, these women recount their personal stories, shedding light on their lives in a dramatic and engaging way. The program will include the debuts of two new women: Anna and Mary of Bethany. Reservations made by April 3 are available for the meal and the performance ($30) or the performance only ($20). Cost for the show only after April 3 will be $25 at the door. Times are 5:45 p.m. meal and 7 p.m. performance on Wednesday and noon meal and 1:30 p.m. performance on Thursday.

Harlem Globetrotters
Thursday, April 11, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their one-of-a-kind show featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Records™ record holders. A Globetrotters game is more than just basketball—it’s the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. The Globetrotters will share their unrivaled show to fans in over 250 North American cities during their upcoming tour. After virtually every game, the Harlem Globetrotters remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans. Tickets range from $26 to $81.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Thursday, April 11 @ 7;30 PM
(Also April 12–13 @ 7:30 PM, April 14 @ 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days: Northern Exposure
April 8–13
Various Locations in Dubuque
Dubuque Main Street, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, celebrates Architecture Days on April 8–13, featuring a schedule of tours and events. The “Northern Exposure” themed event shines a spotlight on historic architecture of the Northern end of downtown Dubuque. “Northern Exposure” theme intends to increase appreciation of the unique of Dubuque’s north end history. Some structures highlighted feature a blast from the past, new construction and even landscape architecture. How did architecture influence the development of the north end? Join to find out more! Architecture Days, now in its 13th year, is inspired by National Architecture Week. The mission 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. Architecture Days offers a public 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. The week is full of free noon building tours plus fun stuff like a trivia night and a scavenger hunt. Tours include Sacred Heart School (April 9), former Jule Bus Barn/Union Electric (April 10), Researching Historic Properties Presentation and tour of the Jule Operations Training Center (April 11), and Morrison Brothers (April 12). Find full details in the April 3 issue of 365ink or visit DowntownDubuque.org.

Squirrel Nut Zippers, Josh Duffee and The Blackhawk Broadcasters
Thursday, April 11, 8 PM
@ Codfish Hollow (5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA)
Tickets: $35 adv/$40 door Often credited with ushering in the 1990s swing revival, Squirrel Nut Zippers are an eclectic hybrid of southern roots music, hot jazz and klezmer. The lounge revival helped lift their 1996 album, Hot, and its accompanying single, “Hell,” into the Billboard charts. They went on hiatus in 2000 but are now back with 2018’s Beasts of Burgundy. CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com.

En Plein Air A Galena Plein Air Painting Workshop and Art Event
April 12–14, 9 AM–4 PM
@ Galena, IL
En Plein Air: An Immersive Experience will be held in Galena, IL on April 12–14 during the Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend. Taught by Nyle Gordon and Spencer Meagher, the are collaborating with Outside the Lines Art Gallery to host this event. Award winning instructors Gordon and Meagher have decades of painting and teaching experience. This is an all-skill level workshop, and all 2D painting mediums are welcome. Instructors will focus on selecting subject matter, strong design, simplifying your composition, and working fast to capture the essence of the scene before the light changes. Over the course of the workshop, Gordon and Meagher will do multiple demonstrations in watercolor, oil and acrylic to help underscore all that is discussed over the three days of painting time. Since this workshop coincides with Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration Weekend, it offers a rich experience for painters who desire to paint historical characters from life. Cost for all three days is $300 or $120 per day. In order to ensure that students get plenty of one-on-one with both instructors, class size is limited. Early registration is encouraged. For information and registration, visit GalenaPleinAirWorkshop.eventbrite.com. For general questions, call Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Galena at 815-776-9166.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Friday, April 12, 7;30 PM
(Also April 12–13, 7:30 PM, April 14, 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Hairball
Friday, April 12 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Led by vocalists Bobby, Kris Vox, and Joe Dandy, Hairball takes audience members on a nostalgic and high-energy trip back in time with some of the decade’s greatest songs. In addition to performing iconic hits, Hairball delivers a powerful and dynamic atmosphere that replicates the shows of some of the era’s greatest, channeling rock greats Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Prince, Aerosmith and more. Hairball’s show employs video screens, smoke, fire, confetti and more to generate the electric excitement of an ‘80s rock concert for fans across the country. Joie Wails Band opens.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Saturday April 13, 7;30 PM
(Also April 14, 2 PM)
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class
Sunday, April 14, 2 PM
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Nunsense’s Sister Robert Anne takes the stage in Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class at the Bell Tower March 29–April 14. This one-woman show follows Sister Robert Anne, the streetwise New Yorker from the Nunsense series and anything but typical nun, as she “teaches” us how to put on a cabaret class! Mixed with a variety of humorous stories, this hilarious musical showcases songs from the entire Nunsense series. This is one class you won’t want to skip! The production stars Bell Tower veteran Cathy Goodman as Sister Robert Ann and is accompanied by Terry Dillon. Directed by Sue Riedel. This event is sponsored by American Trust & Savings Bank. March 29 and 30 are the early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

The Band Perry
Monday, April 15, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
The Band Perry performed at the Five Flags Center in 2014 and will be making their first return to Dubuque since then. Special guest Dream Chief will be opening. Grammy® Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry are an unstoppable presence in modern music. Now, after selling 2.5 million albums, 13 million singles, and racking up over a 1.75 billion combined streams of their songs, the story of Kimberly, Reid, and Neil is again evolving in incredible new ways. Since releasing their groundbreaking crossover No. 1 single “If I Die Young” in 2010 (with its current sextuple-platinum status and 160 million video views), The Band Perry have forged a unique, genre-defying identity and built an international fan base leading to sold-out world tours, five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Chart, a No. 1 single on the Hot AC charts, six songs reaching gold or platinum status, and in 2015, bringing home their first Grammy® Award. Known for their boundary-pushing live performances, the band’s combination of music, fashion, and visual art has become a hallmark of their dialogue with their fans and with culture. Tickets are $32.50 in advance or $35 day of show.

Red Green – This Could be it Tour
Monday, April 15, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
The name says it all. This is potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America. So it might be your last opportunity to catch Red Green live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals, and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans. Reserved seats are $56.50.

Jake “The SNake” Roberts
Wednesday, April 17 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts tells stories from his time on the road, locker room antics and dishes on the pranks he played on his opponents.

Bellamy Brothers – The Love Still Flows Tour
Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success on their “The Love Still Flows Tour.” The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70s took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80s paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously—The Judds. With mega ‘70s and ‘80s hits like “Let Your Love Flow,” “If I said You Had a Beautiful Body,” and “Redneck Girl,” they became an instant smash in both the U.S. and Europe and built a huge international fan base for the hip young brothers that endures to this day. Tickets for this intimate theater show range from $34 to $54.

Chris Kroeze
Thursday, April 25 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Runner up on season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, Chris Kroeze is praised for having an “electrifying” voice with the guitar pickin’ skills of Ricky Skaggs by team coach Blake Shelton. Kroeze connects with both the hearts and minds of audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and alluring vocal delivery. Along with headlining many of his shows, Chris has also performed overseas in support of our U.S. Armed Forces and with music superstars like Montgomery Gentry, The Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, The Lost Trailers, Chris Kagle, Josh Thompson, and many others.

Discover Your Park

Sunday, April 28, 1 PM
@ New Wine Park (New Vienna, IA)
Join other outdoor enthusiasts and explore Dubuque County Conservation parks and nature preserves this winter/spring. Hikes are expected to last no more than two hours. The hikes may vary from good exercise to a social stroll and will end with snacks and beverages (bring your own). Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Free. 15971 New Wine Lane, New Vienna, IA. 563-556-6745. dubuquecounty.org.

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Business Basics Of Writing For Publication

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30–8 PM

@ Shalom Spirituality Center

This month covers Business Basics Of Writing For Publication. Writing is a craft, but publishing is a business. Learn the best way to submit, how to write a query letter and synopsis, and the basics of marketing and promotion. Writing exercises will be included. The series culminates with an opportunity to share writing for feedback and critique. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP the Friday before each session. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Healing Your Mommy Tummy

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30–8 PM

Saturday, May 18 @ 10–11:30 AM

@ Statera

If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). Regular abdominal exercises and crunches don’t work and actually make things worse! Space limited. RSVP. $16 per class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

A Dinner to Die For- 1969 – “The Happening”
Presented by Die Laughing Murder Mystery

Saturday, May 4. 6–9 PM
@ Sundown Mountain

It’s July 20, 1969, the night of Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit, “Love Beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassie-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of a manners column and “Supperware” dealer who find fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregarde’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit!
$50. DieLaughingMurderMystery.com

Healing Your Mommy Tummy
Saturday, May 18, 10–11:30 AM

@ Statera
If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). Regular abdominal exercises and crunches don’t work and actually make things worse! Space limited. RSVP. $16. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

How to Grill
Tuesday, May 21, 6–8:30 p.m.
@ Senior High School Teaching labs (1800 Clarke Dr)

We’ll start by going over grill settings and maintenance, and the differences between propane and charcoal grilling. Dis-cuss how to prep your grill for cooking, choosing the right tem-peratures for the type of food. You’ll learn how to grill meats, vegetables and heartier fish, and how to cook pizza on a grill. $45. http://www.nicc.edu/solutions. For more information, contact Krista Weitz at walsh-weitzk@nicc.edu or call 563-557-8271 ext. 139.

Historic District Coffeehouse

Saturday, May 25, 7–9:30 PM

@ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque

Musicians can play or poets can read in a relaxed atmosphere. Listeners can enjoy a cup of coffee, snacks, and some “coffeehouse-style” entertainment. Free-will donations of canned goods for the Dubuque Food Pantry. All ages. Free. 1699 Iowa St. 608-348-5099.

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Writing, Reading, and Critiquing

Tuesday, May 28, 6:30–8 PM

@ Shalom Spirituality Center
This month covers Writing, Reading, and Critiquing. Bring a sample of your writing to read for feedback. Writing exercises will be included. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP the Friday before each session. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show

Sunday, October 6, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.Featuring vendors with a wide range of interesting, fun, useful and unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, hobbyist and collectors, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas

Saturday, November 23, 7:30p PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.

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