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Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, February 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.

Neighborhood Portraits Workshop
Saturday, February 23 @ 9:30-11:30 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art
Inspired by the colors and messages in the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century, students will create personal expressions of their neighborhood environments and learn brush techniques using acrylic paint. All materials are included. Ages 9+. $20 members; $25 guest. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Theisen’s Learn to Skate Classes
Mystique Ice Center
Classes run Feb. 23–March 23 or Feb. 26–April 9. Watch your skater glide through the levels with a professionally accredited Learn to Skate USA program. Build lasting winter memories on ice for years to come! Open to skaters ages 3 and up. RSVP by the day before classes begin. $80. DBQskating.org.

River Critters
Saturday, February 23, 11 AM & 2 PM
@ Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)
Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. River Critters is a hand, rod and shadow puppet show about animals on the Mississippi River. The 50-minute show features a playful otter and his friends, as well as a boy and his grandfather fishing on the river during a warm, summer day. Presented by Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults; $4 kids. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.
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Dubuque Boat & RV Show
Saturday, February 23, 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, February 24, 11 AM – 4 PM
@ Grand River Center
Feb. 22 at 4–8 p.m., Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Over 20 different RV and boat makes and models will be on display—from sport and fishing boat to pontoons to travel trailers and motor homes. DubuqueBoatAndRVShow.com.

Rod and Custom Car Show Featuring Lou Ferrigno, “The Hulk”
Saturday, February 23 @ 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday, February 24 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Berndes Center (766 N Maple St, Monticello, IA)
KCRG TV 9 Presents the 50th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Berndes Center in Monticello, IA. Two fun-filled days of family entertainment feature awesome rides on two and four wheels. That mean custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles. This year’s special guest is “The Incredible Hulk,” Lou Ferrigno (Saturday noon–4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) Plus check out the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Indy Car, caricature and balloon artists, and a model car contest. Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are just $5 or free with a paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1 off admission. For more information, call 319-465-5119 or visit RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
Saturday, February 23 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Head to Five Flags on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. for the Spring Family Concert. Memorable movie themes from Moana, How to Train Your Dragon, The Incredibles, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean along with Stravinsky’s fantastic Firebird. This concert is approximately one hour in length and has no intermission. Come in costume and stick around for activities after the concert including photos with costumed characters, activity tables and West Music’s instrument petting zoo! Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit DubuqueSymphony.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: On Fire
featuring Guitarist Zane Merritt Classics
Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 24 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St) The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra returns to the Five Flags Theater with Classics 3: On Fire and their annual Spring Family Concert. The Classics 3 Performance, titled On Fire, is sponsored by Dubuque Bank & Trust and Jack and Mantea Schmid. Featuring guitarist Zane Merritt, On Fire will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The performance includes Beethoven’s Prometheus, caliente Latin works by Marquez and de Falla, Stravinsky’s fantastic The Firebird ballet suite, and a “volcano” eruption! The DSO premieres a new guitar concerto written by Dubuque-native composer Zane Merritt. This piece, inspired by issues regarding mental health, features the composer as soloist. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit DubuqueSymphony.org.

Sha Na Na
Saturday, February 23 @ 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo
Casino Rising to stardom in the hit musical Grease as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers, Sha Na Na combined their penchant for classic rock and theatrics to become a prolific force in bringing doo-wop hits into the 1970s.

Spazmatics
Saturday, February 23, 8PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Tix from $7.

Charity Date Auction Benefiting TMBR
Saturday, February 23, 6:30–9:30 PM
@ Millwork Ballroom & Events Center (333 E 10th St)
2019 brings a Charity Date Auction to support local non-profit TMBR (Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders). Dubuque’s most eligible bachelor and bachelorettes will be up for auction! As part of his fundraising for Dancing with the Stars: Dubuque Style, dancer-to-be Chris Puetz invites you to come out for a fun night. Cash bar and cocktail hour starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a great time to mix and mingle with the bachelor and bachelorettes up for auction. The live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance at eventbrite.com/o/18577873124 or $25 at the door.

STOMP
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 PM (SOLD OUT)
@ UD Heritage Center
Stomp is a joyful, witty, and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments. Call the Farber Box Office to see if tickets are available. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Calendar Girls
February 23 & March 1 and 2 @ 7:30 PM
February 24 & March 3 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Calendar Girls is a heartwarming comedy inspired by an unlikely true story. In 1999 a group of women in Yorkshire England released a calendar, and the whole world took notice. Calendar Girls graces the Grand Opera House stage on Feb. 22–24 and March 1–3. The English women were members of their local Women’s Institute (WI) and they released a calendar every year. In 1998 one of the women lost her husband to cancer, and to support her, the Alternative WI (Women’s Institute) Calendar was born. The calendar still had crafts, baked goods, and tea parties but with a catch…all the women, aged 45 to 65, posed in the nude. This story sparked the interest of the international press. In 2003, the women’s story was turned into a movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. In 2008 it was turned adapted for the stage and became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 563-588-1305, or online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

All Bark, No Bite
Saturday, February 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Bell Tower Theater closes All Bark, No Bite by Kara Emily Krantz Feb. 20–24. The performance will be directed by the Bell Tower Theater’s Artistic Director Sue Riedel. Charlotte and Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy. See what happens to their relationships when Charlotte and Robert get together…Did we mention that Eugene and Bella are their dogs? Tickets 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.

Rod and Custom Car Show Featuring Lou Ferrigno, “The Hulk”
Sunday, February 24 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Berndes Center (766 N Maple St, Monticello, IA)
KCRG TV 9 Presents the 50th Annual Rod and Custom Car Show on Feb. 23 and 24 at the Berndes Center in Monticello, IA. Two fun-filled days of family entertainment feature awesome rides on two and four wheels. That mean custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles. This year’s special guest is “The Incredible Hulk,” Lou Ferrigno (Saturday noon–4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) Plus check out the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Indy Car, caricature and balloon artists, and a model car contest. Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are just $5 or free with a paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1 off admission. For more information, call 319-465-5119 or visit RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

Disco Brunch
Sunday, February 24, 10 AM–2 PM
@ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for Sunday Brunch featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner. A family-friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music.

Dubuque Boat & RV Show
Sunday, February 24, 11 AM – 4 PM
@ Grand River Center
Feb. 22 at 4–8 p.m., Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Over 20 different RV and boat makes and models will be on display—from sport and fishing boat to pontoons to travel trailers and motor homes. DubuqueBoatAndRVShow.com.

Discover Your Park
Sunday, February 24, 1 PM
@ Proving Grounds Recreation Area
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. 10616 W. John Deere Rd. 563-556-6745. dubuquecounty.org.

Storytelling Through Wildlife Photography by Andreas Exner
Sunday, February 24, 1 PM
@ EB Lyons Center
Dubuque Camera Club member Andreas Exner is a skilled wildlife, nature, and landscape photographer. He will present a slideshow of his images followed by a Q&A period. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights. MinesOfSpain.org.

Gallery Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg
Sunday, February 24, 1:30–3 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, will present a gallery talk on the “African American Art In The 20th Century” exhibition that she curated. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: On Fire & Spring Family Concert
featuring Guitarist Zane Merritt
Sunday, February 24 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra returns to the Five Flags Theater with Classics 3: On Fire and their annual Spring Family Concert. The Classics 3 Performance, titled On Fire, is sponsored by Dubuque Bank & Trust and Jack and Mantea Schmid. Featuring guitarist Zane Merritt, On Fire will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The performance includes Beethoven’s Prometheus, caliente Latin works by Marquez and de Falla, Stravinsky’s fantastic The Firebird ballet suite, and a “volcano” eruption! The DSO premieres a new guitar concerto written by Dubuque-native composer Zane Merritt. This piece, inspired by issues regarding mental health, features the composer as soloist. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit DubuqueSymphony.org.

Calendar Girls
Sunday, February 24 & March 3 @ 2 PM
February March 1 and 2 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Calendar Girls is a heartwarming comedy inspired by an unlikely true story. In 1999 a group of women in Yorkshire England released a calendar, and the whole world took notice. Calendar Girls graces the Grand Opera House stage on Feb. 22–24 and March 1–3. The English women were members of their local Women’s Institute (WI) and they released a calendar every year. In 1998 one of the women lost her husband to cancer, and to support her, the Alternative WI (Women’s Institute) Calendar was born. The calendar still had crafts, baked goods, and tea parties but with a catch…all the women, aged 45 to 65, posed in the nude. This story sparked the interest of the international press. In 2003, the women’s story was turned into a movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. In 2008 it was turned adapted for the stage and became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 563-588-1305, or online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

All Bark, No Bite
Sunday, February 24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Bell Tower Theater closes All Bark, No Bite by Kara Emily Krantz Feb. 20–24. The performance will be directed by the Bell Tower Theater’s Artistic Director Sue Riedel. Charlotte and Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy. See what happens to their relationships when Charlotte and Robert get together…Did we mention that Eugene and Bella are their dogs? Tickets 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 Mildred Loving Story
Sunday, February 24, 6 PM
@ First Baptist Church
The Mildred Loving Story takes us through a love story that created a supreme court case that changed American law. Refreshments provided. Seating limited. RSVP. Free. 2143 Judson Dr. 563-583-6289.

UW-P International Film Festival: Screening the Black Experience
Tuesday, February 26, 5 PM
@ Avalon Cinema (Platteville, WI)
Feb. 26 and 28. Explore and discuss issues of ethnic and racial difference from a variety of local and international points of view. A brief introduction about the film will be presented before each screening followed by a discussion after. Presented by UW-Platteville and Avalon Cinema. Free. 95 E. Main St, Platteville, WI. UWPlatt.edu.

Hygge Evening
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Hygge is the Scandinavian tradition of enjoying the coziness and comfort of relaxing with friends. Enjoy hot cocoa, tea, and light snacks. 18+. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

MFC Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 6–8 PM
@ Multicultural Family Center
Join friends of the Multicultural Family Center at this fun, educational event! There will be presentations by youth and adults, educational displays, dance performances, music, and snacks. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Expressive Writing Science
Tuesday, February 26 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
This month covers Expressive Writing Science. Science has proven that expressive writing can contribute to emotional and physical health. It can also lead to publication. 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.

365ink Impact Awards
Tuesday, February 26 @ 7 PM (Doors @ 6 PM)
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar (301 Bell St)
The 365ink Impact Awards, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank, return for the 11th year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music until the awards presentations begin at 7 p.m. The event is FREE and everyone (21 and older) is welcome to attend. The awards are designed to honor those who make an effort to impact the world around them 365 days a year. It’s meant for those who believe in our community and are willing to do something to make it better for everyone. We asked you for your input, and as always, you gave us a very impressive list to consider. Live music from The Lonely Goats will kick off the night from 6:30 to 7 p.m. They will be joined for a mid-awards performance by dancer Amanda Joy. We mentioned there will be food. You know if Bryce is picking out the menu it’s going to be good! And there is a cash bar, after all, this is supposed to be fun.

Charles Barland Organ Recital: The Joy of Music
Tuesday, February 26, 7 PM
@ Queen of the Rosary Chapel (Sinsinawa, WI)
The Joy of Music will feature pieces composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Louis Vierne, and a couple of American composers. Charles Barland is a professor of music and head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Dubuque. The UD Concert Choir, directed by Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music, will also perform. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, Wi.

Free Biometric Screenings at Hy-Vee
Wednesday, February 27, 7–11 AM
@ Hy-Vee South Locust
Also on Feb. 28 at 7–11 a.m. at Hy-Vee on the NW Arterial. A biometric screening is a combination of measurements and readings about certain health factors that may help in identifying potential risk factors for chronic diseases or conditions. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Free. Hy-Vee.com.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30–8 PM
@ Five Flags
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. $2 of every admission will be donated to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Memory Café celebrates winter art, songs, and more
Thursday, February 28 @ 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
We’ll be celebrating winter with winter poetry, songs, art, and food. Join our monthly gathering for people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, or early Alzheimer’s or other dementia to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411 x188. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Steinwood Derby Fundraiser
Thursday, February 28, 4–8 PM
@ 7 Hills
7 Hills owner Abigail Gutierrez is participating in Dubuque Dancing with the Stars and is raising funds for the Key City Creative Center. Carve a wood block into a custom car shape, paint it, add wheels, then race it against your buds on a giant gravity-powered ramp. Awards will be given for the fastest and best designed cars. RSVP by Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. $15 to enter; free to watch. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7HillsBrew.com.

You and Me Painting Event
Thursday, February 28, 5:30–7 PM
@ Westminster Presbyterian Church
All K–3rd grade girls and their parents are invited to create a canvas painting to take home and get a glimpse of what being a Girl Scout is all about. Sponsored by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Free. 2155 University Ave. 800-798-0833. GirlScoutsToday.org/daisy.

Tri-State Home and Builders Show
Friday, March 1, 4–8 PM
@ Grand River Center
March 1 at 4–8 p.m., March 2 at 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and March 3 at noon–5 p.m. Find the latest products and services to assist in building and improving your home and yard. The Tri-State Home & Builders Show has thousands of ideas to help make your house a home! $5 adults; free for kids 12 and under.

First Fridays
Friday, March 1
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)
5:30–7 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 March and April, a FREE heated trolley service will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. thanks to Dupaco. The trolley will stop for 10 minutes at each location. March First Fridays at DuMA features Fort Dodge artist Madai Taylor who will speak about his exhibition An Elegy to America in Black and White. Members are free, guests are $10. Outside the Lines features their very own Abby Schrup who will demonstrate wet and dry needle felting techniques. Light refreshments will be offered. Free. Smokestack hosts works from the local artists of Codfish Hollow Barnstormers. Purchase Codfish-inspired art to support the campaign to get a new roof for one of Eastern Iowa’s beloved venues. A benefit concert headlined by Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts will be on March 29. First Fridays is free, and tickets for the concert are only available at eventbrite.com. Upcycle Dubuque features Henry Matthiessen III who creates stone art and photographs of the Driftless Region. Upcycle Dubuque specializes in using recaptured materials in new and interesting ways. Free. Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library for Music @ Your Library® with A Few Blind Mice, a five-piece Dubuque band playing rock to blues and jazzy numbers. Free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

‘Tis the Season for Soup
Thursday, February 28 @ 6-8:30 PM
Senior High School Teaching Labs
Soup is one of the most delicious and comforting things you can make to warm up on a cool day. Once you know how to make the foundation of a soup, it’s easy to change it up with the ingredients you have on hand. Hosted by NICC. $45. 1800 Clarke Dr. 563-557-8271 x139. nicc.edu/solutions.

Broad Ideas: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
Show: March 1–31
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 @ 5–7 pm
Silent Sky Table Reading: Tuesday, March 12 @ 7 pm
Songwriter’s Showcase: Thursday, March 21 @ 6–9 pm
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 an opening night reception on March 1, a table reading of Silent Sky on March 12, an all-female Songwriter’s Showcase on March 21, and a spoken word closing event on March 31. Purposely scheduled during Women’s History month, the 2018 show saw more than 700 visitors. This year, view works by more than 100 artists, authors, and musicians ranging in ages 5 through individuals in their 90s. While the focus of this show is regional with most contributors being local, some participants are from other states. New this year, the $500 Broad Ideas scholarship will assist the a Broad Ideas participant in their artistic journey. The magic of Broad Ideas is that all ages and abilities are welcome. This is a space for people to tell their story, to read the stories of others, and to share in that special gift of “us all being in it together.” All events are free and childcare is also free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit BroadIdeas.org.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Friday, March 1, 6 PM
@ Downtown Galena, IL
Galena gets a jump on Mardi Gras fun the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, hosted by Miss Kitty from the Grape Escape. Pub-crawlers will gather at the Green Street Tavern in the DeSoto House Hotel and work their way up Galena’s Main Street with stops all along the way. Beads, drink specials, and a chance at prizes are all part of the fun. Register to join the crawl at 6 p.m. at the Green Street Tavern or during the day at the Grape Escape. Wine@GrapeEscapeGalena.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
VS Chicago: Friday, March 1
VS Muskegon: Friday, March 8
VS Des Moines: Saturday, March 9 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 Chicago Steel on March 1, and it’s Dr. Seuss Night. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a book and sock drive. Plus stick around after the game to skate with the Saints! Then the Saints go head-to-head with the Muskegon Lumberjacks on March 8. It’s Pucks and Paws Night, so bring items for the pet supply drive to be donated to the Dubuque Humane Society. Get ready for the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 9. For #Saint4Life Night, come early to receive a limited edition Zemgus Girgensons bobblehead, and the Saints will pay tribute to a player that has made an impact on the organization. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Calendar Girls
March 1 and 2 @ 7:30 PM
March 3 @ 2 PM Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Calendar Girls is a heartwarming comedy inspired by an unlikely true story. In 1999 a group of women in Yorkshire England released a calendar, and the whole world took notice. Calendar Girls graces the Grand Opera House stage on Feb. 22–24 and March 1–3. The English women were members of their local Women’s Institute (WI) and they released a calendar every year. In 1998 one of the women lost her husband to cancer, and to support her, the Alternative WI (Women’s Institute) Calendar was born. The calendar still had crafts, baked goods, and tea parties but with a catch…all the women, aged 45 to 65, posed in the nude. This story sparked the interest of the international press. In 2003, the women’s story was turned into a movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. In 2008 it was turned adapted for the stage and became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 563-588-1305, or online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series Guys in Ties
Friday, March 1 @ 7:30 PM
U.D. Heritage Center, Babke Black Box Theater
By combining wit, intelligence, humor, and 20 years of experience, Guys in Ties gives audiences a unique and unforgettable night of clean comedy. Featuring actors from the Quad Cities-based ComedySportz, this presentation is suitable for all ages. The show includes a special guest appearance by the UD Spartaneous Improv troupe. Guys in Ties is an elite traveling improvisational comedy troupe who present shows tailored to their audience. Audience members end up as the true stars of the show due to the interactive nature of the performances. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for UD alumni and military, and $9 for children and students.

Mardi Gras Party with Derty Rice
Friday, March 1, 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Zydeco party band Derty Rice kicks off Mardi Gras weekend with a free show at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar. Derty Rice is a piquant concoction, which includes ingredients from the popular area zydeco band We’re Late & Smell Like Beer with the addition of the Lonely Goats. Derty Rice will be playing a mix of Mardi Gras-themed music appropriate to the celebration to get your weekend started.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 2, 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.

Big Nut Race
March 2 and 3
Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)
Compete or watch participants compete in this alpine ski race. Prizes will be awarded! Register to compete by Feb. 26. 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL. 800.397.1320. chestnutmtn.com.

Cracker Barrel
Saturday, March 2, 9:30 AM
@ Diamond Jo Harbor View Room
March 2 and April 6. 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.

Galena Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, March 2, 5:30 PM
@ Downtown Galena, IL
Galena loves a parade so it’s no surprise that Main Street would host a Mardi Gras Parade. At dusk (approximately 5:30 p.m.) the parade will feature all the masks and beads for which Mardi Gras parades are known. Following the parade, Galena nightspots will be hosting Mardi Gras celebrations. VisitGalena.org.

Mardi Gras Party with The Lonely Goats
Saturday, March 2, 6 PM
@ Hawg Dogs (Savanna, IL)
The Lonely Goats dig deep into their zydeco repertoire for this Mardi Gras dance party. Savanna is a fun-loving river town that likes to dance so bring your dancing shoes!

The Deplorables Tour: Making Americans Laugh Again
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Share the night laughing with friends and celebrating with The Deplorables, an uproarious comedy show for right-minded thinkers, on March 2 at the Five Flags Center. Featured comics include Steve McGrew, the hell-bent southerner featured on Comedy Central and Sirius XM; Michael Loftus, known for One-Hour Special on Comedy Central, HBO, and Fox & Friends; Terrence Williams, a comedian, commentator, and viral internet sensation; and The Deplorable Choir, an outrageous singing girl group with more than 12,000 YouTube subscribers. Blending comedy, observational humor, and music, The Deplorables unleash the conservative mindset, transcending politics and unabashedly mocking liberals while celebrating the American Dream. Tickets start at $57 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Calendar Girls
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 3 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Calendar Girls is a heartwarming comedy inspired by an unlikely true story. In 1999 a group of women in Yorkshire England released a calendar, and the whole world took notice. Calendar Girls graces the Grand Opera House stage on Feb. 22–24 and March 1–3. The English women were members of their local Women’s Institute (WI) and they released a calendar every year. In 1998 one of the women lost her husband to cancer, and to support her, the Alternative WI (Women’s Institute) Calendar was born. The calendar still had crafts, baked goods, and tea parties but with a catch…all the women, aged 45 to 65, posed in the nude. This story sparked the interest of the international press. In 2003, the women’s story was turned into a movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. In 2008 it was turned adapted for the stage and became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 563-588-1305, or online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series A Celtic Celebration:
With Scythian, Kennedy’s Kitchen, and McNulty Irish Dancers
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:30 PM
U.D. Heritage Center
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special musical collaboration. From foot stomping reels to heart-wrenching ballads, this mini indoor Irish music festival will take you on a journey to Ireland through songs, stories, and dance. Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and songwriting. Kennedy’s Kitchen brings music rooted in traditional Irish music, jigs, reels, hornpipes, and songs—adding their own compositions along the way. Led by award-winning singer and guitar player John Kennedy. The two bands will be joined by dancers from the McNulty Irish Dance School. Tickets are $30–$35 for adults, $25 for UD alumni, and $10 for children and students.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with The Blue Dog Band
Saturday, March 2, 8 PM
@ Galena Brewing Co. (Galena, IL)
Galena Brewing Co. hosts a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball with free live music by The Blue Dog Band. Exclusive “Big Easy” drinks and shot specials will be available, as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Food and drink specials will also be available. Masks will be for sale.

Community Mapling
March 3 – April 15
Convivium Urban Farmstead
During the week of March 3 to 9, representatives from Convivium will visit you at your home to verify your maple tree, tap it, and drop off buckets for collecting the sap. You will be responsible for collecting the sap and dropping it off at Convivium. Staff will consolidate everyone’s sap and boil it down in to syrup. The community mapling project will culminate on April 13, when we will hold a boiling demonstration and pancake breakfast at Convivium. All participants in the project will also get to take some syrup home with them! Register in advance. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Mardi Gras Celebration
Sunday, March 3, 10:30 AM
@ St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Embracing the Christian tradition that inspired Mardi Gras, St. Luke’s celebrates with a “jazz prelude” by the Upper Main Street Jazz Band, with a 10:45 a.m. jazz worship service. The service will be followed by “Cajun Meal” (with non-Cajun food choices) at noon.

Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series: The Giver
Sunday, March 3 @ 2 PM
Monday, March 4 @ 7:30 PM
U.D. Heritage Center, Babka Black Box Theater
A Newberry Award-winning book with over 10 million copies sold, Lois Lowry’s The Giver has been a cultural phenomenon. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Featuring 60 minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. Performed by Literature to Life. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for UD alumni and military, and $9 for children and students.

Calendar Girls
Sunday, March 3 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Calendar Girls is a heartwarming comedy inspired by an unlikely true story. In 1999 a group of women in Yorkshire England released a calendar, and the whole world took notice. Calendar Girls graces the Grand Opera House stage on Feb. 22–24 and March 1–3. The English women were members of their local Women’s Institute (WI) and they released a calendar every year. In 1998 one of the women lost her husband to cancer, and to support her, the Alternative WI (Women’s Institute) Calendar was born. The calendar still had crafts, baked goods, and tea parties but with a catch…all the women, aged 45 to 65, posed in the nude. This story sparked the interest of the international press. In 2003, the women’s story was turned into a movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. In 2008 it was turned adapted for the stage and became the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 563-588-1305, or online at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Science Explorers (Grades K-3)
Monday, March 4 @ 8 AM–4 PM
Dubuque ISU Extension Office
Come explore the various wonders of science. Investigate Gismos and Gadgets, become a meteorologist by experimenting with weather and investigate creepy crawly insects. $20. 14858 West Ridge Lane. 563-583-6496. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque.

Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series: The Giver
Monday, March 4 @ 7:30 PM
U.D. Heritage Center, Babka Black Box Theater
A Newberry Award-winning book with over 10 million copies sold, Lois Lowry’s The Giver has been a cultural phenomenon. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Featuring 60 minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. Performed by Literature to Life. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for UD alumni and military, and $9 for children and students.

Toddler Tuesday: X is for X-tra Special Animal
Tuesday, March 5 @ 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.

Fat Tuesday Masquerade Ball with Derty Rice, The Lonely Goats, Big Chiefs and Amanda Joy
Tuesday, March 5, 6 PM
@ Smokestack
Smokestack is hosting a free Fat Tuesday Masquerade Ball to keep the Mardi Gras party (traditionally hosted by Jumpers) going while Jumpers is under renovations for its expansion. Smokestack’s got masks, beads, food and drink specials, and free jambalaya to get you in the mood. It’s Fat Tuesday: Laissez les bons temps rouler, mes amis, or as some might say, let the good times roll, my friends! Mardi Gras Party with The Americana Band Tuesday, March 5, 6 PM
@ 7 Hills Brewing Co. Dubuque’s Americana Band will play Dixieland music for a Mardi Gras Party at 7 Hills Brewing. The (mostly) brass band will play original 1920s jazz tunes using authentic period instruments with an eight-piece band and vocalists.

Wildlife and Animal Ethics
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30–8 PM
@ Canticle of Creation Center
Animal ethics is a conversation that isn’t had frequently enough and often leads to heart-felt views on ways we should care for wildlife. Led by Eve Dietrich, M. Ed. RSVP by March 1. Freewill offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/
canticleofcreation.

Ash Wednesday: Lenten Day of Renewal
Wednesday, March 6 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Come join us for a day of prayer, fasting, and service at Shalom. Begin the morning with prayer followed by a pre-recorded talk on the topic of transformation by Fr. Richard Rohr OFM. We will conclude the morning by watching the film The Man Who Planted Trees, followed by a simple lunch at noon. The afternoon will be spent prayerfully completing service projects around Shalom, or visiting our friends nearby at Stonehill Franciscan Care Center. RSVP by March 4. $7 includes lunch. 563-582-3592. 1001 Davis St. shalomretreats.org.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesday, March 6, 4:30–8 PM
@ Five Flags
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. $2 of every admission will be donated to the Dubuque Regional Humane Society. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Exhibit of Religious Icons
Show: March 7–April 26
Reception: March 7 @ 5–7 PM
The Weyland Gallery at Divine Word College (Epworth, IA)
The Exhibit of Religious Icons is created by Madison, WI-based artist Drazen Dupor. He was born in Gracac, Yugoslavia in 1966. He was raised and educated in Knin where he started his career as an artist. In 1987, he became a member of the “Klik” Artist Association in Knin. He studied the art of icon painting in Thessalonica, Greece, at the K.N. Georgiadis School of Art under the supervision of master Zlatko Bomestar. Dupor now has a studio in Madison, WI and Thessalonica and teaches workshops on icon painting (writing). Dupor will be showcasing many of his icons created in Byzantine style on boards, canvas and wood. The public is invited to a reception for the artist on March 7 from 5 – 7 PM. Dupor will give a brief gallery talk at 5:30 PM. Free. 102 Jacoby Drive SW, Epworth, IA. 563-876-3353. dwci.edu.

Judy Richardson Presentation
Thursday, March 7, 6:30–8 PM
@ Roosevelt Middle School
Judy Richardson will highlight the stories of the lesser-known people of the civil Rights Movement like Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon, and Amzie Moore, among others. Richardson was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, working on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizing a “freedom school” for young people to work together across racial lines to achieve equal rights for all Americans. She was associate producer of the seminal PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement. Free. DBQfoundation.org.

Clarke Drama and Musical Theatre: Waiting for Godot
March 7-9 @ 7:30 PM March 10 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The performance runs March 7–10 in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 non-Clarke students and will be available at the door. Beckett’s revolutionary existential drama has intrigued, confounded, and entertained audiences and artists alike since its premiere in 1953. Waiting for Godot is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling—all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the mysterious figure named Godot. “Waiting for Godot is so unique in its rich challenge to the audience, offering enigmatic, engaging, and familiar characters, a timeless contemplation of human existence, and the absurdist rebellion against the traditional form of the well-made play,” said Joe Klinebriel, Clarke University Professor of Drama. “There is, more than ever, a relevance to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece that audiences are sure to find comical, bristling, touching, and thought provoking.” For more information, contact Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu/artsatclarke

Theisen’s Snocross National
March 8 and 9
Sundown Mountain Resort (16991 Asbury Rd)
AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM is back! The world’s greatest Snocross racers battle March 8 and 9 at Sundown Mountain Resort during the Theisen’s Snocross National. Races start around 1 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Snocross is the most fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. It combines the big-air jumps and exciting action of motocross with the crisp winter environment, providing snowbelt race fans with race action, world class athletes to cheer, and a fun time for the whole family. Please park at NICC in Peosta. A shuttle will be picking up and dropping off spectators. Cost for parking is $10. Purchase discounted advanced tickets at any Theisen’s location. Single day tickets are $20 ($25 online or $35 at the door), and weekend passes are $25 ($35 online or $45 at the door). For more information, visit Snocross.com.

Galena Goes ‘50s Sock Hop
Friday, March 8, 7 PM
@ Galena Brewing Co. (Galena, IL)
Also on March 9 at 9 a.m.–10 p.m. at Turner Hall in Galena, IL. Enjoy a fun-filled ‘50s weekend in Galena with a Sock Hop, dance workshops with professional instructors, live music by Coupe De Ville, contests, prizes, food, drinks, craft beer, and of course dancing! Warm up on Friday with Jake’O McCluskey. Saturday features a variety of workshops followed by the Sock Hop! GalenaSwingDance.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
VS Muskegon: Friday, March 8
VS Des Moines: Saturday, March 9 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 Muskegon Lumberjacks on March 8. It’s Pucks and Paws Night, so bring items for the pet supply drive to be donated to the Dubuque Humane Society. Get ready for the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 9. For #Saint4Life Night, come early to receive a limited edition Zemgus Girgensons bobblehead, and the Saints will pay tribute to a player that has made an impact on the organization. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Clarke Drama and Musical Theatre: Waiting for Godot
March 8-9 @ 7:30 PM
March 10 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The performance runs March 7–10 in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 non-Clarke students and will be available at the door. Beckett’s revolutionary existential drama has intrigued, confounded, and entertained audiences and artists alike since its premiere in 1953. Waiting for Godot is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling—all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the mysterious figure named Godot. “Waiting for Godot is so unique in its rich challenge to the audience, offering enigmatic, engaging, and familiar characters, a timeless contemplation of human existence, and the absurdist rebellion against the traditional form of the well-made play,” said Joe Klinebriel, Clarke University Professor of Drama. “There is, more than ever, a relevance to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece that audiences are sure to find comical, bristling, touching, and thought provoking.” For more information, contact Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu/artsatclarke

Gaelic Storm
Friday, March 8 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Combining traditional Celtic music with modern rock, country and folk influences, Gaelic Storm is one of the most celebrated performance groups of Celtic music. The band’s music has been featured in movies like Titanic and video games like The Sims. The band’s albums have enjoyed regular success on the Billboard World Music charts. In 2014, the band released a greatest hits album that spans one decade of their nearly 20-year career. Gaelic Storm has played alongside Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti and more.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, March 9, 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.

11th Annual Big Nut Open
March 9 and 10
Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)
Compete or watch participants compete in the rail jam, big air, and slopestyle events. Prizes will be awarded! 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL. 800.397.1320. chestnutmtn.com.

Alternatives to Pesticide Use
Saturday, March 9, 10–11:30 AM
@ Canticle of Creation Center
Reduce unnecessary urban pesticide use and transform lawn-culture to protect child health, water quality, pets, and pollinators and biodiversity. Led by Audrey Tran Lam, Program Manager of Good Neighbor Iowa. RSVP by March 7. $10. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Second Saturdays: University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, March 9, 1–2 PM
@ Dubuque Museum of Art
The University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble joins DuMA with music of the Caribbean and South America. Second Saturdays feature culturally-diverse performing arts, acts, and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Free. 563-557-1851. DBQart.com.

Reza: Edge of Illusion
Saturday, March 9, 4 and 8 PM
@ Diamond Jo Casino, Mississippi Moon Bar
Hailed by critics as the nation’s top touring illusionist, Reza has sold out venues from Denver to New York, Orlando to Los Angeles, entertaining millions as well as being featured on television and radio in 31 countries around the world. Reza performs two big shows at the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar on Saturday, March 9, at 4 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. His focus in the art began at the early age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, SD. By the age of 14, Reza was landing significant gigs performing for resorts and large corporations across the Midwest. Fast forward to present day. The once youth magician prodigy is today one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, with his mind set on changing the world’s perception of magic. Over the last decade, Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions. Reza is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. His ability to connect with the audiences and let them feel his magic on a personal level is astounding. He isn’t just a magician; he is an entertainer. Tickets are only $15–$25 and are available at the Mississippi Moon Bar box office, by phone at 563-690-4758, or online at MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
VS Des Moines: Saturday, March 9 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. Get ready for the Des Moines Buccaneers on March 9. For #Saint4Life Night, come early to receive a limited edition Zemgus Girgensons bobblehead, and the Saints will pay tribute to a player that has made an impact on the organization. Call the Fighting Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Clarke Drama and Musical Theatre: Waiting for Godot
March 9 @ 7:30 PM
March 10 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The performance runs March 7–10 in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 non-Clarke students and will be available at the door. Beckett’s revolutionary existential drama has intrigued, confounded, and entertained audiences and artists alike since its premiere in 1953. Waiting for Godot is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling—all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the mysterious figure named Godot. “Waiting for Godot is so unique in its rich challenge to the audience, offering enigmatic, engaging, and familiar characters, a timeless contemplation of human existence, and the absurdist rebellion against the traditional form of the well-made play,” said Joe Klinebriel, Clarke University Professor of Drama. “There is, more than ever, a relevance to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece that audiences are sure to find comical, bristling, touching, and thought provoking.” For more information, contact Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu/artsatclarke

DYLAN SCOTT WITH SPECIAL GUEST CASH CAMPBELL (SOLD OUT)
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
American country music singer and songwriter, Dylan Scott is an old soul with a young spirit. He’ll be performing hits like “My Girl,” “Hooked” and MORE!

American Trust & Savings Bank Presents Brothers Osborne With Special Guest Ruston Kelly
Saturday, March 9, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)
Get ready for a big night of country at the Five Flags Center! Brothers Osborne with special guest Ruston Kelly heat things up on March 9 at 8 p.m. Presented by American Trust & Savings Bank. Known for their “distinctive sound combining classic country and hints of soul” (The Washington Post), Brothers Osborne have earned high praise for their dynamic live show while previously touring with the likes of Eric Church, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. Rolling Stone exclaims “The Bros come guns blazing, a guaranteed show-stopper” while Billboard highlights the “face-melting guitar playing that was awe-inspiring.” The Nashville Scene commends the band for their “gritty outlaw-era authenticity and the return of honest-to-goodness guitar solos.” Ruston Kelly writes and performs the kinds of songs that inspire novels and movies, a gravelly patchwork of folk lyricism, grunge attitude, country heart, Americana spirit, and rock energy. He has penned songs for Tim McGraw (“Nashville Without You”), Josh Abbott Band (“Front Row Seat”), and more, and shared the stage with The Lumineers and Robert Earl Keen. Tickets are $35 for GA standing and $45 for reserved seats. Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

More to the Outdoors: Primitive to High-Tech Activities In Nature
Sunday, March 10, 1 PM
@ EB Lyons Center
Learn to operate real robotic telescopes to take images of objects in space using Microbservatory Robotic telescope Network. Bring a cellphone and/or tablet. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights. MinesOfSpain.org.

Hike and Hygge
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30–3 PM
Prairie Creek Rec Area (Maquoketa IA)
Have fun exploring the park this winter followed by warm drinks and a fire in the pavilion. Dress for the weather! Family friendly event. Free. 1215 E. Summit St. Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-3783. JacksonCCB.com.

Clarke Drama and Musical Theatre: Waiting for Godot
Sunday, March 10 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre will present Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. The performance runs March 7–10 in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 seniors, and $5 non-Clarke students and will be available at the door. Beckett’s revolutionary existential drama has intrigued, confounded, and entertained audiences and artists alike since its premiere in 1953. Waiting for Godot is at once hilarious and profoundly moving in its portrayal of two vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, who spend their days together questioning, theorizing, arguing, laughing, and consoling—all while eternally awaiting the arrival of the mysterious figure named Godot. “Waiting for Godot is so unique in its rich challenge to the audience, offering enigmatic, engaging, and familiar characters, a timeless contemplation of human existence, and the absurdist rebellion against the traditional form of the well-made play,” said Joe Klinebriel, Clarke University Professor of Drama. “There is, more than ever, a relevance to Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece that audiences are sure to find comical, bristling, touching, and thought provoking.” For more information, contact Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu/artsatclarke

John Schlimm
Multiple Dates and Venues, See details below
When 31-year-old John Schlimm met 87-year-old Sr. Augustine, he had no idea the nun would change his life. Thus began a friendship chronicled in Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions. An international award-winning author, John is a Harvard-trained university professor, artist, and activist. Clarke University and Shalom Spirituality Center have collaborated to bring John Schlimm to Dubuque, where he will appear at several events:
March 11 at 6 p.m. at Shalom: 30th anniversary of Shalom with dinner and discussion. RSVP. $25. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.
March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Shalom: Participatory Art night. Contribute to three art projects. RSVP $15. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.
March 13 at 7 p.m. at Clarke: “The Art of Doing it All,” a discussion of John’s varied pursuits. 563-588-8192.
March 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Shalom: Discuss Five Years in Heaven. RSVP. $6. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.
March 15 at Convivium Urban Farmstead: Vegan Cooking Demo and discussion. RSVP. 563-557-2900. Convivium-dbq.com.

KinderNature: Reptile Riot
Friday, March 15 @ 10 AM
Hurstville Interpretive Center (Maquoketa, IA)
Geared toward homeschool families, all children 3rd grade and under will have fun learning about nature through stories, games and activities. This month’s theme is reptiles and we’ll get to be close to our educational turtles and snakes. 18670 63rd St. Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-3783. JacksonCCB.com.

Rodney Atkins
Friday, March 15 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Atkins is best known for his No. 1 country hits “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “These Are My People” and “Watching You.” Throughout his musical career, Atkins has released four studio albums, including Honesty and the certified-Platinum album If You’re Going Through Hell. By winning over fans with chart-topping songs like “Farmer’s Daughter,” the country star has sold more than 4 million singles in the past five years. Atkins has received six nominations from the Academy of Country Music and two from the Country Music Association, winning Top New Male Vocalist from the former in 2006. Opening for Rodney is Anthony Orio.

WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
SEE YOUR FAVORITE WWE SUPERSTARS INCLUDING: AJ STYLES vs RANDY ORTON …For the first time in Dubuque!!! ASUKA vs. CHARLOTTE ~For the Smackdown Women’s Championship~ Plus…
NEW DAY, RUSEV, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA, SAMOA JOE, THE USOS, JEFF HARDY, NAOMI and MANY MORE!!! *Talent is subject to change* Cost: $18.00* – $108.00* Tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or www.fiveflagscenter.com.

3RD ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY
with FIREHOUSE WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHNNY TRASH
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
TICKETS START AT $25 Wear St. Patrick’s Day green and your first drink in the show is free! 80’s hair metal hitmakers bring classics like “Don’t Treat me Bad” and “Love of a Lifetime” to Q Casino!

Jeff Lenhart’s You Inspire Me! Dubuque Series
N.Y.T. Bestselling Authors Marc and Angel Chernoff
Thursday, March 21, 6 PM
@ Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom (200 Main St)
The next installment of Jeff Lenhart’s You Inspire Me! Dubuque series features Marc and Angel Chernoff on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Hotel Julien Dubuque. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. The event is free to attend. Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Their book, Getting Back to Happy, is filled with actionable steps for bouncing back from tough times and getting back on the road to happiness and success. Each author that has visited Dubuque as part of Jeff’s series has waived their fees, just because Jeff asked them to come for free… and they said, “YES!” And Dubuque is the better for it. The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Hotel Julien Dubuque, 365ink Magazine, City Councilman Brett Shaw, and U.S. Bank. Books are for sale in advance at B1 Yoga and Ignite Power Yoga Studio or at the event. For more information, contact Jeff Lenhart at 563-880-1042 or lenhartjeff@gmail.com.

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 legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper who died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.

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.

Spring Break at DuMA
Monday-Friday, March 25-29
Dubuque Museum of Art
Looking for a creative way to fill Spring Break Week? Young artists 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. The session for grades K-2 is 9-11 a.m. and grades 3-5 is 1-4 p.m. All materials are included. $65 members; $75 guests. 563-557-1851. DBQart.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.

A Dinner to Die For- 1969 – “The Happening”
Presented by Die Laughing Murder Mystery
Saturday, March 30
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.

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.

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.

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 connects with audiences through his genuine country soul and his unique and alluring vocal delivery.

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.

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

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.

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
7:30pm @ 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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