Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Notice: We will do our best to keep this list updated. If you have an event you’d like to add, send your information to events@dubuque365.com. Please contact the event host or venue if you want to make sure the event is still being held.

Theisen’s Snocross National
Friday, January 15 @ 1 PM
Saturday, January 16 @ 8 AM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds (14569 Old Highway Rd)
AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM is back! Returning to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds on Jan. 15 and 16, 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. For fans who prefer to stay home, a livestream will be available at snocross.com. Discounted tickets are available in advance at any Theisen’s location: $20 for one day (compared to $25 plus fees online or $35 at the door) and $25 for the weekend (compared to $35 plus fees online or $45 at the door). Kids 12 and under are free. For more information, call the Dubuque County Fairgrounds at 563-588-1406 or visit snocross.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
January 15 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: January 15 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Theisen’s Snocross National
Saturday, January 16 @ 8 AM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds (14569 Old Highway Rd)
AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM is back! Returning to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds on Jan. 15 and 16, 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. For fans who prefer to stay home, a livestream will be available at snocross.com. Discounted tickets are available in advance at any Theisen’s location: $20 for one day (compared to $25 plus fees online or $35 at the door) and $25 for the weekend (compared to $35 plus fees online or $45 at the door). Kids 12 and under are free. For more information, call the Dubuque County Fairgrounds at 563-588-1406 or visit snocross.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 16 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: January 16 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Ice Fest
January 16 and 17 @ 10 AM–5 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (350 E 3rd St)
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s 17th annual Ice Fest celebrates the winter season of the past and present through engaging activities and demonstrations. New to 2021, guests will be invited to the River Museum’s settler’s cabin to discover how the area’s earliest settlers survived the winter months. The River Museum’s newest residents, an American Kestrel and Barn Owl, will be featured in an outdoor raptor program near the newly constructed raptor mews. At the center of the boatyard, a modified hockey/field hockey rink will be constructed for casual play. Additionally, youth can try their hand at supervised ice fishing in the Ice Harbor. Among annual favorites, Ice Fest will feature Plumery Tails’ Alaskan Malamutes and ice rescue demonstrations supported by the Dubuque Fire Department. The River Museum’s own snow sculpting team will be creating a full-size piece throughout the weekend. Ice harvesting demonstrations in the Ice Harbor, snow shoeing and snow painting opportunities complete the outdoor festivities. Ice Fest attendees will have access to all exhibits within the River Museum in addition to daily creature features, a themed scavenger hunt, animal feedings, a free polar bear film in the Journey Theater, and vintage winter films on ice harvesting and skiing in the Barge Theater. Most Ice Fest activities take place outside. Tickets can be purchased online in advance and are good for two consecutive days with proof of purchase. For daily Ice Fest schedules, tickets, and more, visit rivermuseum.com/icefest.

Galena LitFest: The Game is Afoot: The Meaning and Practice of Detective Fiction
Saturday, January 16 @ 2–4 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. Join Clarke University’s Steve Bellomy, PhD on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a free interactive workshop where you will explore several questions that pertain to detective fiction. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Tech Support and Still 29
January 16 @ 7 PM
Online
Bell Tower Theater is hosting a virtual double feature on Jan. 14 and 16 at 7 p.m. Enjoy two short plays in one hilarious performance. In Tech Support, when a senior citizen calls tech support to get their new computer and printer working, tech support is anything but helpful! In Still Twenty-Nine, life is quiet, simple and routine for stodgy retiree, Earl, until Aileen, his fun-loving wife, joins a motorcycle club! This virtual production will take place on Bell Tower Theater’s Facebook page. Due to copyright restrictions, the performances will not remain online. All performance are free, but goodwill donations will be accepted. For more information, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
January 16 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
“Mr. Showtime” David Scott: Saturday, January 16 @ 8 PM
Donnie Baker: Saturday, February 13 @ 8 PM
Ladies & Laughs: Friday, March 12 @ 8 PM
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Saturday, Jan. 16 features “Mr. Showtime” David Scott. Mr. Showtime promises a one-of-a-kind comedy experience that goes far beyond just standing behind a microphone and telling jokes. His act includes what has been called “the Most Dangerous Bit in Comedy,” a straightjacket, and a can’t-miss musical finale! Fun Fact: Mr. Showtime holds the Guinness Record for longest stand-up comedy show by a single person at more than 40 hours… a record he set right here in Dubuque! A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Ice Fest
January 17 @ 10 AM–5 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (350 E 3rd St)
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s 17th annual Ice Fest celebrates the winter season of the past and present through engaging activities and demonstrations. New to 2021, guests will be invited to the River Museum’s settler’s cabin to discover how the area’s earliest settlers survived the winter months. The River Museum’s newest residents, an American Kestrel and Barn Owl, will be featured in an outdoor raptor program near the newly constructed raptor mews. At the center of the boatyard, a modified hockey/field hockey rink will be constructed for casual play. Additionally, youth can try their hand at supervised ice fishing in the Ice Harbor. Among annual favorites, Ice Fest will feature Plumery Tails’ Alaskan Malamutes and ice rescue demonstrations supported by the Dubuque Fire Department. The River Museum’s own snow sculpting team will be creating a full-size piece throughout the weekend. Ice harvesting demonstrations in the Ice Harbor, snow shoeing and snow painting opportunities complete the outdoor festivities. Ice Fest attendees will have access to all exhibits within the River Museum in addition to daily creature features, a themed scavenger hunt, animal feedings, a free polar bear film in the Journey Theater, and vintage winter films on ice harvesting and skiing in the Barge Theater. Most Ice Fest activities take place outside. Tickets can be purchased online in advance and are good for two consecutive days with proof of purchase. For daily Ice Fest schedules, tickets, and more, visit rivermuseum.com/icefest.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Sunday, January 17 @ 1 PM
Online

Every year since 1990, Dubuque Branch NAACP has sponsored a tribute to Martin Luther King, Junior, for students in the Dubuque public and parochial schools to enter essays, art work, poems, books, songs, displays and powerpoints for recognition. The awards ceremony for area youth will begin at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For the link, email countess14@hotmail.com.

MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 18 @ 7:30–8:30 AM
Online

Join as Rev. Tim Bees interviews select past recipients of the Ruby Sutton Award (formerly NAACP First Humanitarian Award) on their thoughts on diversity issues in our community. In lieu of the annual birthday breakfast and program, the celebration will be held live in a virtual format. Hosted by faces&voices. Free. dbqschools.org/district/community/facesandvoices.

School’s Out Day Camps
Animal Confusion: Monday, January 18 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

National Popcorn Day
Tuesday, January 19 @ 4–7 PM
Grand Opera House

In celebration of National Popcorn Day the Grand Opera House will be selling popcorn to raise funds for the theater. The concession stand in the lobby will be open and you can stop in for a treat. Boxes are $2 each. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

You’re Better Than Your Mess with Rachel Hoffman of UfYH
Tuesday, January 19 @ 6 PM
Online

Start the New Year right by getting your household chores organized! Author Rachel Hoffman of UfYH will share advice to inspire you, even when life is overwhelming. People who register before Jan. 11 will be able to submit a question in advance for Rachel Hoffman to answer during her pre-recorded event. Those who register and submit questions will also be entered to win a copy of each of her books! Rachel Hoffman is the author of Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess and Cleaning Sucks: An Unf*ck Your Habitat Guided Journal for Less Mess, Less Stress, and a Home You Don’t Hate. Her advice has appeared in publications and websites such as Glamour, Elle, Real Simple, NBC News, Apartment Therapy, Livestrong, House Beautiful, The Times (London), Quick and Dirty Tips, Ravishly, and Lifehacker. RSVP not required. Free. 563-489-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Museum at Home: Hard Won, Not Done™: Beyond the Exhibit
Tuesday, January 19 @ 7 PM
Online

This fall, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium opened a new exhibit case focusing on women’s suffrage. The Director of Curatorial Services will share stories of the local, regional, and national suffrage movement—both those that did and did not make it into the mini exhibit. Bring the museum to your home through Museum at Home, a virtual learning series. Q&A follows. Presented via Zoom. Free. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/virtual-programs.

Aging Well Wellness Program
January 19–March 25
Statera

This 10-week program will provide you with the latest health information, engage you in proven success strategies, and guide you in developing a personal plan for optimizing your health and wellness for a lifetime. If you are interested in developing a prevention lifestyle or are already in repair mode, dealing with a moderate chronic illness such as high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure or inflammation, this program is for you! Ages 45+. $395. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Nichole Gronvold Roller Artist Talk
Wednesday, January 20 @ 1 PM
Online

An artist talk with Illinois artist Nichole Gronvold Roller discussing her Up Down and through exhibition. Gronvold Roller explores Midwestern landscapes and architecture through her irregular polygonal canvases and abstract kaleidoscope imagery. This artist talk will be pre-recorded and the exhibition continues through Feb. 7. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: January 20 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

The Origins of the Presidential Cabinet
Thursday, January 21 @ 6 PM
Online

Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky will explore the origins of the Presidential Cabinet. Dr. Chervinsky is Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College and Senior Fellow at the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Carnegie-Stout Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar. This event is part of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Galena LitFest: Kevin Coval: A BreakBeat Poetry Reading
Thursday, January 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. Kevin Coval will read his award-winning BreakBeat poetry on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A. Although the event is free, you can add a wine and charcuterie board from the Grape Escape for a fee. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Antiracism Book Club: The 1619 Project
Thursday, January 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

The 1619 Project was published by The New York Times Magazine in August 2019. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Forest School: Ice Fishing
Friday, January 22 @ 10 AM–Noon
Saturday, January 23 @ 10 AM–Noon
Mud Lake Boat Ramp

Bundle up to learn the basics of how to ice fish. Dubuque County Conservation staff and volunteers will help you go out on the ice and try to catch a fish! Ice fishing is great because you can place yourself right over the fish habitat. All equipment and bait are provided. This is a weather-dependent activity and can be canceled if ice conditions are not safe. Adults and kids 7 years old and up. Anyone over the age of 16 years old will need to have an Iowa fishing license. RSVP. Free. 22312 Golf Lake Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/swissvalleync.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: January 22 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 23 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: January 23 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Forest School: Ice Fishing
Saturday, January 23 @ 10 AM–Noon
Mud Lake Boat Ramp

Bundle up to learn the basics of how to ice fish. Dubuque County Conservation staff and volunteers will help you go out on the ice and try to catch a fish! Ice fishing is great because you can place yourself right over the fish habitat. All equipment and bait are provided. This is a weather-dependent activity and can be canceled if ice conditions are not safe. Adults and kids 7 years old and up. Anyone over the age of 16 years old will need to have an Iowa fishing license. RSVP. Free. 22312 Golf Lake Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/swissvalleync.

Voices of Hope from the Holocaust
Saturday, January 23 @ 10 AM–Noon
Online

In light of the challenges of our times, it is worthwhile to look back to another extremely challenging time and hear the voices of those who found meaning in their suffering. We will be looking at the lives and words of women like Edith Stein, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum, and Corrie ten Boom. Sister Mary Ellen Green, OP, will lead this workshop. This is be held via Zoom. RSVP by Jan 21. $20. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Casper Bluff Open Hike Luminaria Walk
Saturday, January 23 @ 6–8 PM
Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (Galena, IL)

In place of their traditional Bonfire on the Bluff event, JDCF is inviting the public to an open hike night at the Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve. Luminarias will light the trails leading to the Thunderbird effigy mound, the Galena Rotary Pavilion, and the new story walk for kids. Jan. 30 snow date. Free. 870 S Pilot Knob Rd., Galena, IL. 815-858-9100. jdcf.org.

Empowered Wellness Program
January 23–March 24
Statera

This 10-week program will provide you with the latest health information, engage you in proven success strategies, and guide you in developing a personal plan for optimizing your health and wellness for a lifetime. Activate your new lifestyle by focusing on how you eat, how you move and how you think. Ages 45 and younger. $395. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Galena LitFest: A Body of Evidence: Brunch with Agatha Christie
Sunday, January 24 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. The ever popular Chicago actress Debra Miller will be debuting her portrayal of Agatha Christie on Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 with optional brunch and champagne add-ons from Fritz and Frites Bistro. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: January 25 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

ACT Raising Safe Kids Informational Session
January 26 @ 10 AM–Noon
Online

Parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 8 are invited to learn positive parenting skills. The program is based on research that indicates that effective parenting is a critical factor to prevent youth behavior problems. Sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach. RSVP. 515-708-0622. https://bit.ly/act17233.

Galena LitFest: An Evening with Rebecca Makkai: Author of the “Great Believers”
Tuesday, January 26 @ 6–7 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Makkai will discuss her book The Great Believers and her journey to becoming an author on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is free. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Live(stream) with Heritage Center: Stolen Grace
Tuesday, January 26 @ 7:30 PM
Online
Local acoustic cover band Stolen Grace performs a variety of genres from classic rock hits to country tunes to modern pop favorites with an unmatched Midwestern flare. The trio out of Dubuque is comprised of UD alumni Tiffiney Kavars (C’14, MBA’16), Dylan McKee (C’16), and Jake Ramos (C’20). Each is talented in vocal music and guitar. Heritage Center’s staff will conduct an exclusive “Where Are They Now” interview with Kavars and stream a live jam session. The series is an opportunity for viewers to meet the artists behind the performances through Heritage Center’s social media. It features interviews by Heritage Center staff with special guest artists and live presentations. Each episode is approximately 45 minutes. You can view the show on YouTube at @UDBQMedia. Free; donations accepted. 563-589-3432. dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/BecomeaFriendofHeritageCenter.

GracePoint Church Blood Drive
Wednesday, January 27 @ 3–6 PM
GracePoint Church Fellowship Center

To donate, please contact please visit www.bloodcenter.org and use group code 1318 to locate the drive or call blood drive coordinator, Martha Intveld at 563-581-6371. Masks and appointments are required. 3100 Windsor Ave.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: January 27 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: January 27 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Sustainable Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass
Wednesday, January 27 @ 6 PM
Online

Discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, explores the ways that we can learn from nature. This virtual book discussion is a partnership between Green Iowa AmeriCorps, the DMASWA, and Carnegie-Stout. RSVP. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Galena LitFest: Talking Leaves: Native American Storytelling and Poetry
Thursday, January 28 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. A free, interactive lecture with Dr. Susan Stone from Loras College on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. focuses on the importance of Native American oral storytelling and the themes found within. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Don Becker’s Automatons & Puppets
Thursday, January 28 @ 7 PM
Online

During his online presentation, artist Don Becker will talk about his artwork and studio, demonstrate his automatons and puppets, and answer viewers’ questions. RSVP. 563-589-4225. bit.ly/DBQAutomaton.

Indoor Disc Golf Experience
January 29 and 30 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
The Indoor Disc Golf Experience is back on Jan. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. at the Five Flags Arena. This will be a regular Ace Race style event where you get two shots for points on each hole. The featured guest is Philo Brathwaite, and Super Kick will provide live music. Vendors will be on site so you can load up for the 2021 season. Registered players will get one custom event stamp with their registration. Players may form their own groups of 6. Remaining players will be placed in groups. The winner of each division is the highest point total. Trophies can be shipped to allow players the option of leaving immediately after the event. discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Iowa.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: January 29 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: January 30 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: January 30 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Native Nations and Treaties of the Tristate Region
Saturday, January 30 @ 10–11 AM
Online

Sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, this workshop will feature Joshua Wachuta, a public historian based in southwestern Wisconsin who has a doctorate in U.S. and public history. He’ll be sharing the history of the Tri-state region of southwestern Wisconsin, Northwestern Illinois, and Eastern Iowa that occupies the ancestral lands of the Sauk, Meskwaki, Potawatomi and Ho-Chuck nations. The United States acquired this mineral-rich region in a series of treaties with indigenous nations signed from 1804 to 1832. Learn about the circumstances and terms of these fraught treaty negotiations, their connection to violence in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War, and their lasting significance for both indigenous people and white settlers. RSVP by Jan. 28. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Galena LitFest: Dining with the Authors
Saturday, January 30 @ 6–7 PM
Online
Galena LitFest is back for a seventh year in a virtual format with six events between Jan. 16 and 30. New York Times bestselling author and Dubuque resident Heather Gudenkauf, and USA Today bestselling author Jean Rabe present “Dining with the Authors” on Saturday, Jan 30 from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 with an optional dinner add-on from the Desoto House Hotel. More information can be found at the Galena Public Library, by calling 815-777-0200, or visiting GalenaLibrary.org.

Indoor Disc Golf Experience
January 30 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
The Indoor Disc Golf Experience is back on Jan. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. at the Five Flags Arena. This will be a regular Ace Race style event where you get two shots for points on each hole. The featured guest is Philo Brathwaite, and Super Kick will provide live music. Vendors will be on site so you can load up for the 2021 season. Registered players will get one custom event stamp with their registration. Players may form their own groups of 6. Remaining players will be placed in groups. The winner of each division is the highest point total. Trophies can be shipped to allow players the option of leaving immediately after the event. discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Iowa.

Toddler Time: N is for Night Animals
First Tuesday September through May: February 2 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: February 6 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Beginners Pilates Workshop
Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 2–25 @ 10–10:50 AM
Statera Lower Level

Join Sue Webber, Malia Ridgeway and Amye Valant to learn the basics mat pilates, reformer, tower and chair exercises, to strengthen your body, have better posture and more flexibility, all while working low impact to protect your joints. $125. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Meet Author Betsy Hanson
Tuesday, February 2 @ 5 PM
Online

Join author Betsy Hanson for an inspiring and practical discussion of the method she used for creating her novel Always Gardenia. Ms. Hanson will read the first chapter of her book and will then share details of her writing process, her tips for revising one’s own novel manuscript, and the story of her publication journey. RSVP required. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Museum at Home: Museum Collecting
Tuesday, February 2 @ 7 PM
Online

How does the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s curatorial department decide which objects to keep in the collection? They will discuss that and more as you look at a several artifacts the Dubuque County Historical Society has received over the past 70 years. Bring the museum to your home through Museum at Home, a virtual learning series. Q&A follows. Presented via Zoom. Free. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/virtual-programs.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: February 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Ukulele Time: Beginners Basic
Wednesday, February 3 @ 6 PM
Online

Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Ben on Zoom in this interactive virtual ukulele lesson. What is a ukulele? How do you tune the instrument? How do you play a C, F, and G chord? What are chord progressions? These questions will be answered as Ben teaches the basics to get you started on the instrument. Must have a ukulele. Ages 16+. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Community Trivia: Wednesday, February 3 @ 6 PM
Community Trivia: Friday, February 12 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Wednesday, February 17 @ 5:30 PM
Community Trivia: Thursday, February 25 @ 6 PM
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 4 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Rescheduled from November 13, 2020. The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

School’s Out Day Camps
Crafting the Mississippi: Friday, February 5 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

First Fridays
Friday, February 5
Noon–8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)

First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Stoned Art Studio and Gallery will showcase the photography of Driftless artist Henry Matthiessen III and hand-pounded copper art sculptures by Dubuque artist Dan Alderman. Refreshments provided. Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 5 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 5 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Broad Ideas Submission Deadline
February 5

Broad Ideas is an arts show about empowerment and solidarity. It is about women being able to control the narrative of their stories. Physical art and written word are both accepted. View submission guidelines at broadideas.org. Broad Ideas plans to kick off on March 8, International Women’s Day, at the Galena Center for the Arts in Galena, IL. irenectb@yahoo.com. broadideas.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 6 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: February 6 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Embracing the Chaos: Learning to Love the Difficult
Saturday, February 6 @ 10 AM–Noon
Online

How often do we feel at the mercy of the events of our lives? Does it seem like the chaos is what is running the show? So much of our emotional; physical; and, especially, spiritual energies are spent trying to limit and control chaos. Participants will explore how what we refer to as chaos is really the substance of our spiritual growth. Tom Roberts, a licensed psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist, will lead the workshop. He specializes in hypnotherapy and mindfulness therapy. This is be held via Zoom. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toddler Time: N is for Night Animals
First Saturday September through May: February 6 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: March 2 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Monster Energy RC Arena Nationals
Saturday, February 6 @ 11:30 AM
Five Flags Arena

The Five Flags Center will once again play host to the annual Monster Energy RC Arena Nationals remote-controlled car racing event. Spectators and competitors will be able to access the facility beginning at 10 a.m., with races beginning at around 11:30 a.m. Competitions in more than a half-dozen racing styles, including: five classes of oval trophy races, drag racing, drift racing, head-to-head off-road racing, time rally course, rock crawler course, and demolition derby. Free for spectators. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
February 6 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

3rd Annual Black History Month Drag Showcase
Saturday, February 6 @ 10 PM
The Driftless

Join eight performers to celebrate Black History Month with a drag showcase. Hillcrest will provide free and confidential on-site HIV testing. Black business owners are invited to set up vendor stands. VIP package includes reserved seating, red carpet photo, and appetizers. Seating is limited. $10 adv/$15 after Jan. 16; $25 VIP. keycitypride.org/bhm.

Worm Composting Workshop with AmeriCorps
Sunday, February 7 @ 1–4:45 PM
Location

Learn how you can compost year round inside your home and become a worm farmer. This family-friendly, hands-on workshop will be presented by experts from the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency and Green Iowa AmeriCorps. Space and supplies will be limited. Each household may register for a 15-minute session, with five minutes between sessions for sanitizing. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: February 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Geek Out! Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz
Monday, February 8 @ 6 PM
Online

Discuss A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction novel, this classic novel is the story of a small monastery that seeks to preserve knowledge after a nuclear war. Ages 18+. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 8–13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Native American Book Discussion Series: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Tuesday, February 9 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online

Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada will lead our discussion of this 2019 National Book Award and Carnegie Medal finalist. Author David Treuer writes so native and non-native people will fully understand American history. “You can’t understand American history unless you know and understand Native American history,” he said in an interview with PBS Books. The book covers the last 130 years of Native American civilization since the 1890 massacre. Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. RSVP by Feb. 8. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 9–13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: February 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: February 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Ukulele Time: Virtual Strum-a-long
Wednesday, February 10 @ 6 PM
Online

Already know a few chords on the ukulele and looking to play along with somebody? Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Ben will guide registrants through a few popular songs. Must have a ukulele. Ages 16+. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Kimberly Blaeser
Wednesday, February 10 @ 7 PM
Online

2019 Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award and Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award. Writer, photographer and scholar, Blaeser served as Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015-16. She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently “Copper Yearning,” “Apprenticed to Justice” and the bilingual “Résister en dansant/Ikwe-Nimi: Dancing Resistance” published in 2020; and editor of “Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry.” An Anishinaabe activist and environmentalist from White Earth Reservation, Blaeser is a professor at UW-Milwaukee and MFA faculty member for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. In 2020 she founded In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets. She lives in the woods and wetlands of Lyons Township, Wisc. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 10–13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 11–13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Community Trivia: Friday, February 12 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Wednesday, February 17 @ 5:30 PM
Community Trivia: Thursday, February 25 @ 6 PM
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
February 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 12–13, 18–20, 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 14, 20–21, 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 12 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 12–13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Winter Carnival Weekend
February 12–15
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Have “snow” much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories! The annual outdoor winter celebration features all types of winter activities including Fire and Ice winter shows, ice turkey bowling, s’mores making, ice carving stations, an ice bar featuring marshmallow shots, as well as the new indoor golf simulator by Trackman. Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Center will be accessible to all resort guests and will include a wide range of products and services including purchasing winterwear and rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, skiing, and more. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL. 815-777-5000. eagleridge.com.

Ice Golf Classic
February 13 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Mid-Town Marina (East Dubuque, IL)

The St. Mark Ice Golf Classic is back for more costumes, more hilarity, and more fun that will have you falling down with excitement (seriously ice is slick, remember cleats). 18-hole course, prizes awarded. 50/50, raffle, and silent auction. All the proceeds benefit the kids at St. Mark Youth Enrichment. 285 5th St, East Dubuque, IL. 563-582-6211. stmarkyouthenrichment.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 13 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: February 13 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: February 13 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 13, 18–20, 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 14, 20–21, 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Donnie Baker: Saturday, February 13 @ 8 PM
Ladies & Laughs: Friday, March 12 @ 8 PM
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Saturday, Feb. 13 brings Donie Baker. Permanently “stuck in the 80s,” Baker has developed a dedicated following through his live show and frequent appearances on The Bob and Tom Show. With known catchphrases such as “I’ll say it right to your face,” “I swear to God,” and “State Law” Baker is exactly what you picture when you think of a Kentucky redneck. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival
February 13
Washington Park

Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2022 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.bDue to COVID-19 concerns, the traditional Saturday afternoon family-event will shift to safer, socially distanced or home-based opportunities including alternate methods for people’s choice voting, sharing of suggested at-home snow sculpting activities, and promotion of drive-by or socially distanced on foot viewing of the completed pieces. This free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-599-9486. dbqart.org.

Winter Carnival Weekend
February 13–15
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Have “snow” much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories! The annual outdoor winter celebration features all types of winter activities including Fire and Ice winter shows, ice turkey bowling, s’mores making, ice carving stations, an ice bar featuring marshmallow shots, as well as the new indoor golf simulator by Trackman. Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Center will be accessible to all resort guests and will include a wide range of products and services including purchasing winterwear and rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, skiing, and more. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL. 815-777-5000. eagleridge.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 14, 20–21, 27–28 @ 2 PM
February 18–20, 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

River Museum Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner
Sunday, February 14 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner has become a tradition for many Tri-State couples and will move forward in 2021 with reduced capacity. The five-course dinner is set among the exhibits and aquariums in its Mississippi River Discovery Center. Staff-supervised programming is provided for potty-trained youth ages 3 and older for $5 per child for River Musem members and $10 per child for non-members. Face coverings required when not seated. Groups limited to four.

RSVP by Feb. 5. $60 per person, $120 per couple. 563-581-4986. 350 E. 3rd St. rivermuseum.com.

Winter Carnival Weekend
February 14–15
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Have “snow” much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories! The annual outdoor winter celebration features all types of winter activities including Fire and Ice winter shows, ice turkey bowling, s’mores making, ice carving stations, an ice bar featuring marshmallow shots, as well as the new indoor golf simulator by Trackman. Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Center will be accessible to all resort guests and will include a wide range of products and services including purchasing winterwear and rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, skiing, and more. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL. 815-777-5000. eagleridge.com.

Winter Carnival Weekend
February 15
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Have “snow” much fun with the whole family while making cherishable memories! The annual outdoor winter celebration features all types of winter activities including Fire and Ice winter shows, ice turkey bowling, s’mores making, ice carving stations, an ice bar featuring marshmallow shots, as well as the new indoor golf simulator by Trackman. Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Center will be accessible to all resort guests and will include a wide range of products and services including purchasing winterwear and rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, skiing, and more. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr., Galena, IL. 815-777-5000. eagleridge.com.

Museum at Home: Animal Dating
Tuesday, February 16 @ 7 PM
Online

Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s animal care staff to learn more about how animals “date” and some of their captive breeding efforts. Bring the museum to your home through Museum at Home, a virtual learning series. Q&A follows. Presented via Zoom. Free. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/virtual-programs.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Family Trivia: Wednesday, February 17 @ 5:30 PM
Community Trivia: Thursday, February 25 @ 6 PM
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: February 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Break the Diet Cycle
Wednesday, February 17 @ 6–8 PM
Statera Upper Level

Break the Diet Cycle is a 4 week program designed to educate participants on how biology and psychology affects your own weight loss goals. Discover how a diet mentality and dieting myths are stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals. This is not a weight loss program; it is an education program on why diets don’t work. Program is four 2 hour sessions. $99. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Antiracism Book Club: How to Be an Antiracist
Thursday, February 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 18–20 and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 20–21 and 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
February 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 19–20 and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 20–21 and 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 19 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 20 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Fifty and Forward Workshop: Caring, Sharing and Growing Together
Saturday, February 20 @ 9:30–11 AM
Online

This VIRTUAL four session workshop series combines education, support and networking for women approaching age 50 and beyond who are transitioning through life changes and are seeking to make new connections, develop new resources and welcome opportunities to grow and flourish. $25 per session or $80 for all 4 sessions. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: February 20 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 20–21 and 27–28 @ 2 PM
February 20 and 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 21 and 27–28 @ 2 PM
February 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: February 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Heal(thy) Self Group Health Coaching
Tuesday, February 23 @ 6–7 PM
Online

Over the course of this 4 week workshop, we will focus on re-energizing your life by learning to let go of diet rules and culture and learn to eat intuitively, prioritize movement, self-care and personal growth, and re-establish your commitment to yourself to bring your best self into every day. $100. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Heartmath
Wednesday, February 24 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Online

Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: February 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: February 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Jacquelyn Thomas
Wednesday, February 24 @ 7 PM
Online

2020 Wisconsin People & Ideas 1st Place Fiction Award. Thomas recently returned to the Driftless Area after living more than 30 years in a Madison housing project where she served as director of an on-site community learning center. Her nonfiction work has been published by Proximity Magazine and is forthcoming in the spring issue of Fourth Genre as runner-up in the Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

School’s Out Day Camps
Pajama Jam: Thursday, February 25 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Community Trivia: Thursday, February 25 @ 6 PM
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 25–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

School’s Out Day Camps
Museum Builders: Friday, February 26 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 26 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 27 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: February 27 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 27–28 @ 2 PM
February 27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
February 27 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U18
February 28 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Tuesday September through May: March 2 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: March 6 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Susan Martell Huebner
Wednesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Online

2020 Wisconsin People & Ideas 1st Place Poetry Award. Martell Huebner lives and writes in Mukwonago, Wisc. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies in both print and online, including “Soundings” (Caravaggio Press) and “Leaves of Peace” (Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets). Her poetry awards include the Jade Ring as well as honorable mentions for poetry from the Wisconsin Writers Association. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her chapbook, “Reality Changes with the Willy Nilly Wind,” received honorable mention in a chapbook competition for the WFOP.  The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 5 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 6 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Saturday September through May: March 6 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Comedian Rodney Carrington
Saturday, March 6 @ 7 and 9:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Over the past two decades, Platinum-selling comedian Carrington has consistently sold out shows at venues across the globe, making him a regular presence on the annual list of highest-grossing touring comics. His upcoming Five Flags shows will mark Carrington’s return to the facility following a successful appearance in April 2004. Carrington broke onto the comedy scene in the late 1990s with the release of his debut comedy album, “Hangin’ with Rodney.” He followed that up in 2000 with “Morning Wood,” which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and also reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Albums chart. A half-dozen more charting albums followed, including a “Greatest Hits” release in 2004 that has reached Platinum album sales. More recently, Carrington starred in his own Netflix special, “Here Comes the Truth.” Mature audiences only. Tickets start at $43. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. fiveflagscenter.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: March 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: William Stobb
Wednesday, March 10 @ 7 PM
Online

2018 Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award. Stobb is a poet and fiction writer, professor, editor and audio art enthusiast. His 2020 writing residency at Shake Rag Alley for his winning short story “All the Bodies,” published in North Dakota Quarterly in 2018, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 statewide shutdown. He holds a PhD in rhetoric and works as associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is also part of the editorial team at Conduit magazine and its book-publishing arm, Conduit Books & Ephemera. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Ladies & Laughs: Friday, March 12 @ 8 PM
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Friday, March 12 shines a spotlight on Ladies & Laughs with Christine Stedman, Jamie Fritz, and Jen Kuhle. Despite not getting into comedy until she was already a grandmother, Stedman has built a steady following around the Midwest. Since getting started, her career has included appearances on TV’s The View and as a finalist on a Bud Light-sponsored stand-up contest. Jamie offers a refreshing female perspective that appeals to both men and women because her humor is based in the truth of her own life. Jamie has a knack for making audiences laugh through experiences with dating, work place politics, and hatred for social media. Jen got her start performing at an improv theater in Des Moines, IA about a decade ago and has seen her career grow from there. Her improv career took her to stages all across the Midwest plus the East Coast and even to Scotland. As a stand-up, she shares hilarious stories about her daily interactions with naughty children! A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 12 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 13 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: March 13 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Lee Brice
Saturday, March 13 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from May 7, 2020. Brice was one most successful country artists of the past decade. Since releasing his debut album in 2010, Brice has been a nearly constant presence on country radio and online streaming services. He has piled up more than 14 million RIAA-certified sales and streams, including nearing three billion spins on Pandora, making him one of the streaming service’s most-played country artists of all time. In fact, Pandora inducted Brice into its “Billionaires Club” in June of 2018, making him only the second country artist the honor. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA award nominee, and a double ACM award winner. He’s taken six radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.” He’s also performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice, and FOX’s coverage of the 2018 Miss USA pageant. As a songwriter, Brice’s tunes have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kenny Chesney. He co-wrote Garth Brooks’ most recent #1 song, “More Than a Memory,” which was the first song to ever debut at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country chart. He also penned the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” which Billboard ranked as 2011’s top country song. $33–$77. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Styx
March 14 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Styx, the band responsible for some of the most memorable rock music of the 1970s and 1980s, will come to Five Flags for the first time ever. Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. Originally formed in 1972, Styx hit its stride with guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw’s first LP with the band, 1976’s Crystal Ball, which included the Top 40 hit “Mademoiselle.” The group then became the first group to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), and Paradise Theater (1981). Over the ensuing decade, Styx weathered the shifting winds of the public’s musical taste, reconvening for a highly successful 1996 Return to Paradise tour. Styx has continued to receive praise for its live performances into the 21st century. On the 2006 live album One With Everything, they joined Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra to create a hybrid orchestral rock blend for the ages. The band performed at its peak in tackling every track of two of their finest platinum-selling albums on 2011’s The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live. Styx also re-recorded two full discs of classic material for the aptly-titled Regeneration Volume I & II, released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: March 17 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Thomas Davis
Wednesday, March 17 @ 7 PM
Online

2019 Council for Wisconsin Writers Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. Thomas’ award-winning novel “In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams” (All Things That Matter Press) is his fourth published novel. He has had two epic poems, “The Weirding Storm, A Dragon Epic” (Bennison Books) and “An American Spirit, An American Epic” (Four Windows Press), published along with one non-fiction book about the Menominee Tribe’s sustainable forestry, “Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit” (State University of New York Press). During his distinguished career as an educator, Davis worked for six tribal colleges across the United States in leadership positions and was a leader in STEM education both in Wisconsin and nationally.  The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Home Free – The Dive Bar Saints World Tour
March 17 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from April 24. Five Flags will be among the stops on country acapella group Home Free’s upcoming world tour in support of their latest release, “Dive Bar Saints.” Home Free’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this Fall. The group achieved worldwide acclaim in 2013, when they won the fourth season of the NBC singing competition ‘The Sing Off.’ Continued praise for the group has rolled in from the likes of Rolling Stone, Country Living, FOX & Friends, and AXS.com. The group’s extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor which brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter. Home Free’s fifth studio album, “Dive Bar Saints,” was released July 26 under Home Free Records. The quintet’s extensive catalog includes five Top 5 albums, including their breakout 2014 debut “Crazy Life,” which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off.’ To date, they’ve sold more than 350,000 albums worldwide, including 100-million career audio streams, and 291-million views on YouTube. $19.50, $29.50, $39.50. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Antiracism Book Club: The Fire This Time
Thursday, March 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers. The Fire This Time shines a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestles with our current predicament, and imagines a better future. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
March 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 19 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 20 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Firehouse
Saturday, March 20 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Firehouse torched the pop and rock charts in the early 1990s with their debut self-titled album, which had certified sales of more than 1 million units in the United States alone. The disc included a trio of hit singles, led by the power ballad “Love of a Lifetime,” which became the band’s first Top Ten hit. Firehouse recorded another hit album with their follow-up, Hold Your Fire. That album was led by their second Top Ten single, “When I Look Into Your Eyes.” Joining Firehouse will be Electric Shock and Johnny Trash. Electric Shock is a Quad Cities-based AC/DC tribute band that has brought the “thunder from Down Under” to audiences all across the Midwest. Johnny Trash is a popular hard rock cover band that makes regular appearances at festivals and venues around the Dubuque area. $29–$39. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
March 21 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: March 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Dean Robbins
Wednesday, March 24 @ 7 PM
Online

2019 Council for Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children’s Literary Award. A children’s author living in Madison with his wife and son, Robbins is the author of numerous picture books including “Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass” (Scholastic); “Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote” (Knopf); “Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing” (Knopf); and “The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon” (Scholastic). “Thank You, Dr. Salk!” (Farrar Straus Giroux) is coming June 22, 2021; “The Fastest Girl on Earth!” (Knopf) Aug. 10, 2021; and “¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!” (Candlewick) in fall 2021. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
March 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 26 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 27 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 31 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 31 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

School’s Out Day Camps
Wild & Crazy Weather: Friday, April 2 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 2 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 3 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Saturday September through May: April 3 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
April 3 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: May 1 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 9 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Saturday, Apr. 17 brings Mark Poolos and John Russell to Dubuque. Poolos has drawn comparisons to Louie Anderson as he has built a strong comedy following through shows in nearly every US state plus much of Canada. At 6’7” and 350 pounds, Poolos’ commanding stage presence belies a self-described “wimpiness” that contributes to his hilarious stories about life as a bumbling jolly giant. He has appeared on TV’s The Carbonaro Effect and Gotham Comedy Live and has made numerous radio appearances including on The Bob and Tom Show. After a successful career as a radio host and voiceover talent, Russell stepped into the world of stand-up comedy more than a decade ago. Since then, he’s opened for such industry heavyweights as Gilbert Gottfried, Pauly Shore, and TV’s Impractical Jokers. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 10 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: April 10 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: April 12 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Gathering Moss
Tuesday, April 13 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 14 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 14 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Antiracism Book Club: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Thursday, April 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this brilliant book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Pulitizer-prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 16 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 17 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
April 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: April 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 21 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
Thursday, April 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 23 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 23 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 24 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 24 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: April 26 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Nada Surf
April 26 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 8 p.m. $20. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 28 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 28 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 30 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Saturday September through May: May 1 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: May 4 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Tuesday September through May: May 4 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Insane Clown Posse
Thursday, May 6 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Insane Clown Posse, the pioneers of horrorcore hip hop, will perform in Dubuque for the very first time when they take the stage at the Five Flags Center. Founded in Detroit in 1989, the Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, quickly found an audience for their unique style of hip hop, called “horrorcore,” that blends supernatural and horror-themed lyrics with traditional hip hop beats. The group, comprised of founding members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, have released more than 50 albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Three 6 Mafia to Vanilla Ice to Jack White. In addition to their music, Insane Clown Posse, has also developed fans through other ventures, including producing and starring in a pair of feature films: “Big Money Hustlas” and “Big Money Rustlas.” They have also ventured into professional wrestling, contributing music to albums released by both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ICP eventually formed its own wrestling promotion, dubbed Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Fans of the group are known as “Juggalos.” According to the group, Juggalos come from all walks of life and often consider themselves a family. ICP live performances are typically marked by attending Juggalos spraying bottles of Faygo-brand soda at the stage. $35 Advance; $40 door. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 7 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: May 8 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 10 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 24 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 12 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 12 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 14 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 19 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: May 19 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Antiracism Book Club: Men We Reaped
Thursday, May 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life―to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made this two-time National Book Award winner ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 21 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Air Supply
May 22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 27, 2020. For the first time in nearly 38 years, legendary pop group AIR SUPPLY will return to the Five Flags Center! AIR SUPPLY formed in 1975 when Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met during rehearsals for a stage production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Australia. After mild success in Australia in the late 1970s, the group broke out in the United States in 1980 with the release of their album ‘Lost in Love,’ which sold more than three million copies. They followed that up with two more platinum albums – 1981’s ‘The One That You Love’ and 1982’s ‘Now and Forever’ – plus their gold-certified self-titled effort in 1985.
AIR SUPPLY was one of the most successful groups of the early 1980s on the singles charts. They hit #1 in 1981 with “The One That You Love” and reached the Billboard Top 10 more than a half-dozen other times, with signature songs like “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” In addition, the group reached the Top 40 of the Adult Contemporary chart fifteen times, most recently in 2010 with both “Dance with Me” and “Faith in Love.”
AIR SUPPLY last graced the Five Flags Center stage in July of 1982, while supporting “The One That You Love.” That show followed another Five Flags performance by the group just ten months earlier. The two shows drew a combined crowd of more than 6,600 people!
Ticket Prices: $98.00 – $42.00*
VIP “Lost in Love Experience:” $179.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 24 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages, as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 26 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 26 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 28 @ 8–10 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co

Just like “regular” bingo, but the bingo numbers, like “B16”, are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Waxahatchee
May 29 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Rescheduled from October 17, 2020. Doors at 6 p.m. $20–$25. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

TURNBUCKLE 3
June 5 @ Noon
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 11 a.m. $40–$45. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Native American Book Discussion Series: There, There: A Novel
Tuesday, June 8 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
June 17 @ 6 PM
Diamond Jo Casino

Rescheduled from June 18, 2020. Junior Achievement of the Heartland will honor area business leaders for their contributions to the local community. Individuals are selected for their entrepreneurial achievements and their adherence to the highest moral and ethical principles, as well as their demonstrated civic responsibility and community involvement. Cocktails and reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and Induction at 7 p.m. $80. 563-845-0545. jaheartland.org.

Antiracism Book Club: The Undocumented Americans
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write The Undocumented Americans, a story she’d tried to steer clear of had become the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Huckfelt, Brown, Koskinen
June 19
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Polaris, Union Specific, Mooner, Ex-Bombers
June 26 @ 6 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 5 p.m. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Antiracism Book Club: The Fire Next Time
Thursday, July 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, The Fire Next Time is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism in searing, brilliant prose. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
Tuesday, August 10 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Antiracism Book Club: Sundown Towns
Thursday, August 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. A provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Sundown Towns uncovers the thousands of almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome. Cropping up throughout the 20th century, most sundown towns were outside of the South. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Blackberry Smoke
Sunday, August 29 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from August 30, 2020. Blackberry Smoke, a genre-defying group known for carrying on the tradition of southern country rock, touts two Billboard chart-topping country albums, 2015’s “Holding All the Roses” and 2016’s “Like An Arrow.” For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart. Their latest full-length release, 2018’s “Find a Light,” debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. A portion of the proceeds from Blackberry Smoke’s special new EP, “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios,” will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties to the historic studio and town and will be released as a lead up to the band’s anticipated “Spirit of the South Tour.” 405 Main St. fiveflagscenter.com.

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

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

Native American Book Discussion Series: Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
Tuesday, October 12 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Antiracism Book Club: Homeland Elegies
Thursday, October 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Homeland Elegies captures a country in which debt has ruined countless lives, the gods of finance rule, immigrants live in fear, and unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one — least of all himself — in the process. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
October 23 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 14. Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase, “Midwest Spring Jam,” will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Twista and Do or Die. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been ranked among the greatest rap groups of all time. The Cleveland-based quintet debuted in 1994, shortly after Eazy-E signed them. The following year, they released their breakout album, “E. 1999 Eternal,” which topped the Billboard albums chart. The album contained the hits “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would become the group’s best-performing single. It topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Rap, and R&B charts in the summer of 1996. Twista has been one of the pre-eminent names in the Chicago hip hop scene for more than a quarter-century. His breakout came in 2004 with the release of his album “Kamikaze.” The disc’s lead single, “Slow Jamz,” was a collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first #1 for all three artists. Twista followed “Slow Jamz” up with his second Top 10 hit, “Overnight Celebrity,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rap Performance. Fellow Chicagoans Do or Die are also longtime veterans of that city’s hip hop landscape. Their first mainstream success came in 1996, when their debut single “Po Pimp” reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the publication’s Rap chart. Ticket Prices: $29.00-$69.00. 563-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Antiracism Book Club: A Peculiar Indifference
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Pulitizer Prize finalist Elliott Currie offers a devastating exploration of the extreme levels of violence afflicting Black communities, and a blueprint for addressing the crisis. Compelling and accessible, A Peculiar Indifference draws on a rich array of both classic and contemporary research on the dimensions and consequences of this enduring emergency. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Native American Book Discussion Series: The Night Watchman
Tuesday, December 14 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Antiracism Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race
Thursday, December 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.  Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.