Upcoming Events

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Shake Rag Spring Garage Sale Fundraiser
April 17 @ 7:30 AM–4 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Shake Rag Alley welcomes shoppers to the Biggest Garage Sale in Town with 3,200 square feet of bargains at the Lind Pavilion. In conjunction with Mineral Point’s spring city-wide garage sales, this annual fundraiser features piles of art supplies and materials, as well as donated household and collector items. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Wheels for the World Donations
Saturday, April 17 @ 8 AM–Noon
Clarke University Marie Miske Center for Science Inquiry Main Entrance

The Clarke University Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) is seeking donations of used or broken wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or canes, to change lives with the gift of mobility. The items will be donated to Wheels for the World, a non-profit organization that refurbishes the devices and sends them to countries without access to such devices. Wheels for the World collects the items that are refurbished by inmates at a correctional facility in Kansas. If unable to donate that day, call 563-588-6382 to make other arrangements. 1500 Clarke Dr. Clarke.edu.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
April 17 and 18 and October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.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.

Eggs for Energy Breakfast
Saturday, April 17 @ 9 AM
Online

Discuss the transition to clean and renewable energy for business owners with Dubuque County Energy District. Presenters include: Tom Olberding of Textile Brewing Company, Rob Szalay of Iowa Business for Clean Energy, Tom Rauen of Envision, Mike Muench of Convivium, and Joleen Jansen of Clayton County Energy District. Your eggs (this month from Stone Hollow Gardens and Shroomery) will be delivered after April 10 or available for pick-up at the Winter Farmers’ Market. Make eggs and enjoy with the group the morning of the breakfast. $10 with eggs or free without. 563-599-5633. dubuquecounty.energydistrict.org.

5K Run/Walk/Jog the Runway
Saturday, April 17 @ 9 AM
Dubuque Regional Airport

Check in is at 8:30 a.m., with the walk/run beginning at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $15 and includes food, water, T-shirt and a lot fun. Masks will be required during registration and if participants are not able to social distance 6 ft. apart during the 5K event. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available. Sponsored by The University of Dubuque’s Spartan Nation Liberation Foundation (SNLF), a UD student organization combatting human trafficking; the Dubuque Regional Airport; UD Aviation students; and the Dubuque Coalition Against Human Trafficking. $15. 563-589-4237. khilby@dbq.edu. flydbq.com.

US Grant’s 199th Birthday Celebration
April 17 and 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Festivities begin with a Main Street Walking Tour with General U.S. Grant beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel with a second tour at noon. The excitement continues at 11 a.m. with the annual Pie and Gift Basket Auction in the parking lot of Spotsie’s (403 S Main St.). President Abraham Lincoln will be acting as the Master of Ceremonies/Auctioneer. The Galena & U.S. Grant History Museum (211 S Bench St.) will open its doors with free admission all weekend. President Lincoln, having finished another wildly successful auction, will address the good people of Galena, IL—presenting the “Genesis of the Gettysburg Address” at the DeSoto House Hotel. The Galena History Hunt will continue to be the family event of the weekend. Purchase your map (available at the Museum or online) and return it with your completed answers before 4 p.m. on April 18 to be eligible for the drawing for a Grand Prize of $500 and other prizes to be awarded on April 19. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

Annie Jr.
Saturday, April 17 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House or Online

Join Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School for their production of Annie Jr. in person at the Grand, live online, or on demand. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. $10. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

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.

The Numbers Game
April 17, 22–24, and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
April 18 and October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com

US Grant’s 199th Birthday Celebration
April 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Festivities begin with a Main Street Walking Tour with General U.S. Grant beginning at the DeSoto House Hotel with a second tour at noon. The excitement continues at 11 a.m. with the annual Pie and Gift Basket Auction in the parking lot of Spotsie’s (403 S Main St.). President Abraham Lincoln will be acting as the Master of Ceremonies/Auctioneer. The Galena & U.S. Grant History Museum (211 S Bench St.) will open its doors with free admission all weekend. President Lincoln, having finished another wildly successful auction, will address the good people of Galena, IL—presenting the “Genesis of the Gettysburg Address” at the DeSoto House Hotel. The Galena History Hunt will continue to be the family event of the weekend. Purchase your map (available at the Museum or online) and return it with your completed answers before 4 p.m. on April 18 to be eligible for the drawing for a Grand Prize of $500 and other prizes to be awarded on April 19. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

The Numbers Game
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
April 22–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Otherwise with The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw
April 18 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Rising rock band Otherwise will be the closing stop on their “Tiger Blood” mini-tour, and will feature special guests The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw. Otherwise has steadily been building its fanbase over the past decade. The Las Vegas-based quartet first began catching fans’ attention in 2012 with their major label debut album True Love Never Dies. The disc reached #10 on the Billboard US Rock Albums chart. The album included the song “Soldiers,” which the band actually self-released before signing with a record label. The track made it to the Top 20 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock singles charts and was the first-ever single by an unsigned band to reach No. 1 on Sirius/XM’s Octane station airplay list. In addition, five more of their singles have reached at least the Top 30 on one of the major rock charts. The group has toured with the likes of Stone Sour and Papa Roach. $27–$37. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 18–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

L.May Book Group: Stuff Matters
Monday, April 19 @ 7 PM
L.May Eatery

Discuss Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik. 563-556-4391.1072 Main St. RiverLights.com.

Evening of Light
April 19–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 19–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

The Ioway and Indigenous Resurgence: An interview with Lance Foster
Tuesday, April 20 @ Noon–1 PM
Online

Join Lance Foster, an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada for this virtual program that will explore the imagination and courage of Native peoples to see beyond the destructive history of colonialism and to generate right relationship with the land and the building up of community. Foster, a premiere Native historian in the upper Midwest, is vice chair of the tribe and tribal historic preservation officer. He is also an educator, acclaimed artist and author of The Indians of Iowa. RSVP by April 19. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Insects and You!
Tuesday, April 20 @ 6 PM
Online

Demystify insects by learning about insect life-cycles and how they feed on plants.  Learn how to observe insects in your yard and determine if they are a pest concern and how to protect and enjoy all the beneficial and harmless insects. Presented by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County and ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. RSVP. Free. https://bit.ly/pidc21reg.

ArchiTREK: Dubuque County Courthouse
Tuesday, April 20 @ 6–7 PM
Online

Learn about the architecture and history of the Dubuque County Courthouse. Free. 563-564-4080. heritageworksdbq.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: April 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Avenger and the Doomed: Tuesday, April 20 @ 7 PM
The Lawyer and the Judge: Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 PM
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 20–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

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.

Mystery & Mayhem Book Club: IQ
April 21 @ 6 PM
Online
Discuss IQ by Joe Ide. Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ on the mean streets of his East Long Beach neighborhood, is a Sherlock-inspired sleuth (brains over brawn) who takes the cases the cops won’t touch. IQ investigates threats against a rap mogul, a case that becomes more far-reaching and dangerous. Ages 18+. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225 x2224. carnegiestout.org.

SheUnites – First Gathering
Third Wednesday of Every Month: April 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. SheUnites gatherings are free, yet donations are gratefully accepted. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. facebook.com/sheunitesiowa.

Wine Wednesdays
Sparkling Wine: Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:30–7 PM
Rosé Wine: Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:30–7 PM
Red Wine: Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:30–7 PM
Online

Whether you are a seasoned sipper or wanting to know more about wine, Wine Wednesdays with Dubuque County Extension has something for everyone! Learn about each type of wine, explore the grapes used, how the wine is produced, and learn the principles of wine tasting and sensory evaluation. bit.ly/dubuquewinewednesday.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: April 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Create mini scrapbook albums. 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.

New Music & Studio Recital
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7 PM
Online

Featuring new works by composition students and performances by students enrolled in applied lessons. clarke.edu.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 21–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 21–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Soil and Soul: A Gardening Spirituality
Thursday, April 22 @ Noon–1 PM
Online

Sinsinawa Mound Center is celebrating Earth Day by bringing gardening and spirituality together with Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada facilitating. The garden is a holy place and to garden is to engage in sacred work. Participants will delve into the spirituality of gardening and learn a few practical tips. RSVP by April 21. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Homemade Pasta
Thursday, April 22 @ 6–8:30 PM
Online

Watch and follow along or cook along with Life’s a Feast. A supply list and recipes will be sent out prior to the class. $35. nicc.edu/solutions.

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.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Landscape of Guitar: The Animated Painting Concert Experience Featuring Patchouli and Terra Guitarra
Thursday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM
Online

Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like “Malaguena” to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of “Sounds of Silence” this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their new animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush, vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows through the concert. Moving in 3D, guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities, and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience. A gallery exhibit of related artwork will be open to the public in the Bisignano Art Gallery in conjunction with this event from Monday, April 19 through April 22, 2021. This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

The Numbers Game
April 22–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Key City Pride LGBTQ Rainbow Conference
April 22–23
Online

During the inaugural conference, Key City Pride will host a wealth of knowledgeable speakers and presenters from the Tri-State area to address topics and subject matters impacting the LGBTQ community. RSVP. $35 1 Day; $45 2 day; $15 student. keycitypride.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 22–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 22–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

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.

The Numbers Game
April 23–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
April 23 and 24 @ 7:30 PM
April 25 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Join Wahlert Catholic High School for their performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown tells the story of the incredibly endearing and lovable loser Charlie Brown as he struggles to find his place and ponders life’s great questions along with his friends Linus, Lucy, and Schroeder, his sister Sally, and his loyal dog Snoopy. Together, the gang will try to find happiness as they play baseball, make music, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. $10. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Key City Pride LGBTQ Rainbow Conference
April 23
Online

During the inaugural conference, Key City Pride will host a wealth of knowledgeable speakers and presenters from the Tri-State area to address topics and subject matters impacting the LGBTQ community. RSVP. $35 1 Day; $45 2 day; $15 student. keycitypride.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 23–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 23–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

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 County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM–3 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host several outdoor activities and booths showcasing the efforts of conservation partners, as well as indoor engagement opportunities showcasing the museum’s conservation work with wildlife and clean water initiatives. Outdoor exhibitors include groups like Good Neighbor Iowa, Green Dubuque/Green Iowa AmeriCorps, Sustainable Dubuque, the White Pine Sierra Club, NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service, and more. Members of Scouts BSA will be on site with their camping and boating gear to showcase their travels to the boundary waters and to share more about their advocacy efforts in keeping those waters clean and healthy. Create seed paper, examine macro invertebrates found in the River Museum’s Wetland, help plant native plants on the River Museum’s campus, and take home your own saplings from Wagner Nursery. Special animal presentations involving raptors, paddlefish, and others will complete the schedule of events. All Party for the Planet activities are included with general admission. rivermsueum.com/events.

The Numbers Game
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
April 24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Mutts Gone Nuts: A Canine Cabaret
Saturday, April 24 @ 3 PM
Online

Expect the unexpected as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Tribute to the Legends Featuring Denny & the DC Drifters
Saturday, April 24 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Denny & the DC Drifters bring Tribute to the Legends to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center on Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. The show was initially set for New Year’s Eve and is now back as the first 2021 act at Ohnward. When Elvis Presley’s son asks you to play in his band, you don’t say no. The same goes for Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, and his son Michael, The Crickets, Richie Valens’ family, former stars of the Grand Ole’ Opry, the television show Hee-Haw, and numerous other acts that have come and gone from Denny Charnecki’s life over the past 50 years. Charnecki was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Denny & The DC Drifters are recognized as one of the top show groups in the musical entertainment business. The band had a hit No. 1 record with “I Know” and “Louisiana Blues.” This show will feature the music of the great girl groups of the ’50s and ’60s, Frankie Valli, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valenz, J.P. Richardson, Jr. (the Big Bopper), and more! Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door for adults and $13 in advance for $15 at the door for students. 563-652-9815. OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

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.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
April 24 @ 7:30 PM
April 25 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Join Wahlert Catholic High School for their performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown tells the story of the incredibly endearing and lovable loser Charlie Brown as he struggles to find his place and ponders life’s great questions along with his friends Linus, Lucy, and Schroeder, his sister Sally, and his loyal dog Snoopy. Together, the gang will try to find happiness as they play baseball, make music, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. $10. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

The Wiz Drag Musical Production
Saturday, April 24
The Driftless

This drag star-studded cast will walk us through the 1978 hit movie, The Wiz performing the songs we all know and love! Following the show you don’t want to miss the cast “turn up” with the “Wiz After-Set” a drag show like no other. Featuring Becky Essence-Hall, Rio S. Suãvé, KhrisStyle Diamond-Ross, Logan Blews, Ja’Nyiah Moné Diamond-Banxz, Moana Lotte, Shannon Dupree, and Baylee IJ Diamond. keycitypride.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 24–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 24–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

SheShed Fest
Sunday, April 25 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

This handmade and re-purposed market is a great day out to find some unique items from local crafters, makers, upcyclers, bakers, wineries and more! facebook.com/JodiandKT.

The Numbers Game
April 25; May 1–2 @ 2 PM
April 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
April 25 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Join Wahlert Catholic High School for their performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown tells the story of the incredibly endearing and lovable loser Charlie Brown as he struggles to find his place and ponders life’s great questions along with his friends Linus, Lucy, and Schroeder, his sister Sally, and his loyal dog Snoopy. Together, the gang will try to find happiness as they play baseball, make music, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. $10. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Evening of Light
April 25–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

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.

Evening of Light
April 26–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Fundraising ‘Vital Signs’
Tuesday, April 27 @ 9–10:30 AM
Online 

Explore using Microsoft Excel to create your plan, work your plan, bring your metrics to life and build a strong fundraising base. $19. nicc.edu/solutions.

Common plant problems in Iowa, what resources are out there?
Tuesday, April 27 @ 6 PM
Online

Join us to learn about resources that can help you to keep your plants healthy! We will show case resources teaching how to observe plants, prevent, and investigate plant problems. Presented by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County and ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic. RSVP. Free. https://bit.ly/pidc21reg.

Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency Virtual Landfill Tour
Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:30 PM
Online

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is partnering with the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency to offer a virtual tour of the Dubuque landfill. Learn how trash is processed and the many services offered at the landfill. A Q&A session with experts from the Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency will follow the tour. All ages. RSVP required. 563-589-4225. http://bit.ly/LandfillTourDBQ.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate Program
Tuesdays: April 27–June 8 @ 6:30–7 PM
Saturdays: May 1–June 12 @ 8:30–9:15 AM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Come keep your skating skills sharp and glide into spring with Theisen’s Learn To Skate Program. All skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register for learn to skate group class instruction. All skaters participating in spring session are eligible to register for the annual spring ice show. $80–$95. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. DBQskating.org.

Evening of Light
April 27–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Lunch & Learn: Explore Your Core
Wednesday, April 28 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Online

Curious about Pilates and how it works? Please join our Pilates instructors for an informational Lunch & Learn. Centered Movement and learning to “work smarter, not harder” benefits every body. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.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.

Wine Wednesdays
Rosé Wine: Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:30–7 PM
Red Wine: Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:30–7 PM
Online

Whether you are a seasoned sipper or wanting to know more about wine, Wine Wednesdays with Dubuque County Extension has something for everyone! Learn about each type of wine, explore the grapes used, how the wine is produced, and learn the principles of wine tasting and sensory evaluation. bit.ly/dubuquewinewednesday.

Black Elk and Healing Colonialism
Wednesday, April 28 @ 6:30-8 PM
Online

Join Maka Black Elk and Damian Costello as they delve into the life and possible canonization of Lakota holy man, Nicholas Black Elk; what it means to be both Lakota and Catholic; as well as paths to healing from the trauma of colonialism, especially boarding schools. RSVP. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Notes of Hope with Stephanie Block
April 28 @ 7 PM
Online

This special virtual evening will feature uplifting music performed by New World Symphony violist and childhood cancer survivor Stephanie Block and inspiring notes of hope shared by children and families affected by childhood cancer. VIP includes a delivered gift bag with wine, a wine glass, and a gift card to Fazoli’s for an extra special evening. Free or $20 for VIP. 563-231-0458. compasstocare.org/notesofhope.

Evening of Light
April 28–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Book Signing Party with Author Pamela Mumm
Thursday, April 29 @ 1:15–3 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Author Pam Mumm will share stories, answer questions, provide opportunities for laughter, and sign copies of her new book, Harmonic Performance, which debuted #1 on the Amazon best seller list. With all the drama going on in the world, this is the perfect time to reconnect with what you want to experience in your life. Harmonic Performance: Fine Tuning Your Mind for Remarkable Results is a self-discovery book designed to help you experience more success, fulfillment, and freedom. Through personal stories, lessons learned, and client results, Mumm walks you through a series of steps to get in tune with yourself, get in sync with what’s happening, and become the expert at being you so you can experience your most remarkable life. Books will be available for purchase. Pamela Mumm is the creator of the Harmonic Performance Academy, a best-selling author, and a founding member of the John Maxwell training team. She is a nationally-recognized teacher, speaker, and executive coach. PamelaMumm.com.

Meet Author Jerry Enzler
Thursday, April 29 @ 5:30 PM
Online

Local author Jerry Enzler will discuss his new book, Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West. Tapping sources uncovered in the six decades since the last documented Jim Bridger biography, Enzler’s book fully conveys the drama and details of this larger-than-life legendary mountain man of the American West. Jerry Enzler served as founding director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for 37 years. He has written and curated national exhibitions and films and has published historical articles on Jim Bridger, river history, and other topics. Hosted by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Free. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2224. http://bit.ly/EnzlerAuthorEvent or call 563-589-4225.

Asbury City-Wide Garage Sales
April 29–May 1
Various homes in Asbury, IA

cityofasbury.com.

The Numbers Game
April 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Evening of Light
April 29–30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Just for Her Shopping Event
Friday, April 30 @ 5–8 PM
Saturday, May 1 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Steeple Square

Just for Her is a two-day shopping event featuring fashion, decor, beauty & makeup, health & fitness and more! Friday night will also feature a wine tasting from area wineries and live music. Whether you are shopping for your mother, partner, friend or shopping for yourself, there is something for everyone! Proceeds support Steeple Square. $1 Suggested donation. 101 E 15th St. steeplesquare.com.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
April 30 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill Blagg’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget! You’ll witness objects float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye, and so much more! The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! is more than a magic show, it’s an interactive magic experience! $24–$38. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Numbers Game
April 30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
May 1–2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Travis Tritt
Friday, April 30 @ 8 PM
Location

CMA and Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Travis Tritt will perform some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions.” The Grand Ole Opry member will also share personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Join multi-platinum selling Tritt in an intimate solo acoustic setting. $25–$99. 563-589-4353. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Evening of Light
April 30
Online

Riverview Center’s annual Evening of Light gala has been transformed from standalone events to a two week long virtual celebration of hope and healing. Hear Riverview staff and healthcare professionals share stories of survivor healing, survivor testimonials about the services they provide, and bid on silent auction packages to support Riverview Center’s free and confidential services for survivors of sexual assault/abuse in 16 counties and survivors of domestic violence in 2 counties in Illinois. RSVP to receive updates about the event as they unfold. The silent auction opens for live bidding April 19–30. 563-557-0310. https://one.bidpal.net/eveningoflight.

Vintage Torque Fest
April 30 and May 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The best traditionally inspired hot rod, custom, vintage cycle show in Iowa returns April 30 and May 1 to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Vintage Torque Fest is a fundraiser for families that have children with congenital heart defects. VTF brings hot rods from around the country, artists from around the world, vendors from the east and west coasts, and bands that have toured the world several times over into one location. It’s cars, music, camping, food, and family-friendly fun. Admission is $20 for 1 day or $35 for a weekend pass ($30 in advance). Kids 13–18 are $10 and 12 and under as well as active military are free. VintageTorqueFest.com.

Asbury City-Wide Garage Sales
April 30–May 1
Various homes in Asbury, IA

cityofasbury.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: May 1 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate Program
Saturdays: May 1–June 12 @ 8:30–9:15 AM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Come keep your skating skills sharp and glide into spring with Theisen’s Learn To Skate Program. All skaters ages 3 and up are welcome to register for learn to skate group class instruction. All skaters participating in spring session are eligible to register for the annual spring ice show. $80–$95. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. DBQskating.org.

Embracing the Chaos: Learning to Love the Difficult
Saturday, May 1 @ 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. RSVP. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Just for Her Shopping Event
Saturday, May 1 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Steeple Square

Just for Her is a two-day shopping event featuring fashion, decor, beauty & makeup, health & fitness and more! Friday night will also feature a wine tasting from area wineries and live music. Whether you are shopping for your mother, partner, friend or shopping for yourself, there is something for everyone! Proceeds support Steeple Square. $1 Suggested donation. 101 E 15th St. steeplesquare.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.

The Numbers Game
May 1–2 @ 2 PM
May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Vintage Torque Fest
May 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
The best traditionally inspired hot rod, custom, vintage cycle show in Iowa returns April 30 and May 1 to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Vintage Torque Fest is a fundraiser for families that have children with congenital heart defects. VTF brings hot rods from around the country, artists from around the world, vendors from the east and west coasts, and bands that have toured the world several times over into one location. It’s cars, music, camping, food, and family-friendly fun. Admission is $20 for 1 day or $35 for a weekend pass ($30 in advance). Kids 13–18 are $10 and 12 and under as well as active military are free. VintageTorqueFest.com.

Asbury City-Wide Garage Sales
May 1
Various homes in Asbury, IA

cityofasbury.com.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
May 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

The Numbers Game
May 2 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: May 2 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: May 5 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Wine Wednesdays
Red Wine: Wednesday, May 5 @ 6:30–7 PM
Online

Whether you are a seasoned sipper or wanting to know more about wine, Wine Wednesdays with Dubuque County Extension has something for everyone! Learn about each type of wine, explore the grapes used, how the wine is produced, and learn the principles of wine tasting and sensory evaluation. bit.ly/dubuquewinewednesday.

Easel Wars Finale: Shanna Casperson vs Mercedes Pfab
Wednesday, May 5 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

Easel Wars is a “Iron Chef meets Bob Ross” style competition between two local artists raising money for the Grand Opera House. Each artist will paint once on their own, then in the finale they will go head-to-head. Each painting created will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Grand Opera House. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Hillcrest Family Services Career Fair
Thursday, May 6 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Hillcrest Family Services Anna B. Lawther Building

On-site interviews for: youth care workers, mental health counselors, maintenance techs, mobile crisis outreach, mental health techs, RNs and LPNs. Bring copies of your resume. Free. 2505 Wilbricht Ln. 563-583-7357. hillcrest-fs.org/careers.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: May 8 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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.

Comedian Greg Hahn
Saturday, May 8 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

Greg Hahn is a standup comedy veteran known for appearances on the nationally-syndicated Bob and Tom Show. He will be joined by fellow standup Willie Griswold. Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners, and crowd work into a performance of immediate pandemonium and continuous laughs. His unique stylings have led to numerous television, corporate, and theater appearances throughout the US and Canada. Greg has also appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, and CMT. Willie Griswold is an up-and-coming standup who’s been heard regularly on ‘The Bob and Tom Show’ while touring clubs and colleges around the country. He’s also a regular host of the “Highly Recommended Comedy” showcase at the Laugh Factory in Chicago. $27–$37. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: May 12 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: May 13, June 10, August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

Featuring high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. MillworknightMarket.com.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: May 13 and June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

Jo Daviess Carroll CTE Academy Golf Outing
Friday, May 14 @ 4 PM
Woodbine Bend (Stockton, IL)

Help the Jo Daviess Carroll CTE Academy thrive with 4-person best shot golf outing. the 9-hole steak fry also includes prizes and silent auction. RSVP by May 6. 3500 E Center Rd, Stockton, IL. 815-858-2203 x 110. CTEacademy.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: May 15 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Star Gazing
May 15, June 12, July 10, and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: May 18 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Lawyer and the Judge: Tuesday, May 18 @ 7 PM
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: May 19 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: May 22 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Air Supply
May 22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: May 26 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: May 29 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: May 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Living Proof Exhibit Submission Deadline
June 1
University of Dubuque Bisignano Art Gallery

Living Proof Exhibit, which provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to people impacted by cancer, is seeking entries for its annual exhibition to be held from August 16 to September 30, 2021 in the Charles and Elizabeth Bisignano Art Gallery at the University of Dubuque. All cancer patients and survivors living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities are eligible to submit up to five works for consideration. Entries must be received by June 1, 2021. Complete submission details, including the call for entry and application form, are available at ​livingproofexhibit.org​.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
June 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: June 2 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: June 4 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: June 6 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: June 6 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: June 9 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: June 10, August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

Featuring high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. MillworknightMarket.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: June 12 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 12, 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Star Gazing
June 12, July 10, and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Family Fun Art Days
Saturdays: June 12 and July 10
Galena ARC

These events are for the entire family to spend time together creating art at the ARC, they are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Free. facebook.com/GalenaARC.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: June 13 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 13 and 20 @ 2 PM
June 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: June 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Fly-By-Night Productions: Law & Justice Book Club Series
The Investigator and the Intellectual: Tuesday, June 15 @ 7 PM
Online
Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) presents a unique series of discussions about law and justice using Shakespeare’s plays to explore important issues currently facing our nation. Discussions are based on the book A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice by Kenji Yoshino. April 20 focuses on Titus Andronicus and Romeo & Juliet, followed by The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure on May 18, and finishing with Othello and Hamlet on June 15. Copies of A Thousand Times More Fair are available for purchase at River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque with a 15 percent book club discount. Free. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: June 16 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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

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.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

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.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 17, 18, and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 18 and 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: June 19 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Woodland Fairy Garden Walk
Saturday, June 19 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Belden School Trails (Galena, IL)

Featuring handcrafted Fairy Garden Houses created from the surrounding woodland materials. Don’t miss the special tent for children to create their own fairy wand for a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund which provides financial assistance for training and educating EMTs. Participants will have to walk moderately uneven and mulch covered trails. Belden School Preservation Committee will host an open house at Belden School during the walk. Volunteer docents will greet visitors with stories of the one-room schoolhouse. 52 Heatherdowns Ln, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 19 @ 7:30 PM
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: June 20 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
June 20 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 563-588-4356. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 21–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 22–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 23–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 24–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 25–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: June 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 26–27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: June 27 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration
June 27
Various Locations in Dubuque

The Board of Key City Pride, along with Mr. & Miss Key City Pride 2020 welcome you to join the 1st Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration. The celebration includes a parade, river cruise, drag brunch, live performances, and more. keycitypride.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: June 30 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: July 3 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Styx
July 3 @ 6 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.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo
July 3 and 4
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: July 4 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: July 4 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo
July 4
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)

The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: July 7 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: July 10 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

First Responders Appreciation Day
Saturday, July 10 @ Noon–10:30 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Show your appreciation for our First Responders through a day of fun, family and baseball! Enjoy a special performance by the legendary Ghost Players as they come out of the corn and perform their famous comedy routine and interact with the crowd. Be sure to grab your seat for 7-inning baseball games featuring baseball teams from the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Dallas Fire Department and New York Police Department. Then enjoy some country music with a performance by country music star Jake Dodds. The night will end the way it should with a showing of the Field of Dreams in the outfield under the lights. Proceeds go toward the Dubuque County Emergency Responders Training Facility and the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation. Active and retired First Responders get in free by showing their badge or proof of ID; $10 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/firstresponders.

Star Gazing
July 10 and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Family Fun Art Days
Saturday, July 10
Galena ARC

These events are for the entire family to spend time together creating art at the ARC, they are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Free. facebook.com/GalenaARC.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: July 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: July 14 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Antiracism Book Club: Caste
Thursday, July 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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: July 17 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: July 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: July 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: July 21 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: July 24 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: July 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: July 28 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: July 31 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: August 1 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: August 1 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: August 4 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: August 7 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Star Gazing
August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: August 8 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: August 11 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

Featuring high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. MillworknightMarket.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: August 14 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Kayak 5K Fun Paddle
Saturday, August 14
Lake Galena (Galena, IL)

The day includes the signature Kayak 5K, as well 360-meter and 720-meter sprints for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth. Outside kayaks and canoes are welcome or limited rentals will be available. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: August 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: August 18 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: August 21 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: August 22 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: August 24 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: August 25 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: August 28 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Farm To Table Dinner
Saturday, August 28
Galena Territory (Galena, IL)

Enjoy fresh ingredients from Territory Farmers Market Vendors including local jam, jelly, honey, beef, bison, chicken, pork, lamb and summer harvest vegetables. Silent auction benefits Galena Territory Foundation Education & Scholarship Fund. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: August 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: September 1 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: September 4 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: September 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: September 5 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: September 8 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: September 9, and October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

Featuring high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. MillworknightMarket.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: September 11 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Star Gazing
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: September 12 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: September 15 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: September 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: September 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: September 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: September 22 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: September 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: September 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: September 29 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: October 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: October 3 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: October 3 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: October 6 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: October 9 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays: May 30–October 10: October 10 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
October 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com

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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: October 13 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 14 @ 5–9 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

Featuring high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. MillworknightMarket.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: October 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: October 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: October 20 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

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.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: October 23 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.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.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: May 5–October 27: October 27 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 1–October 30: October 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Produce, meats, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market has been located in the Upper Main District around City Hall since 1858. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Star Gazing
Saturday, October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: November 7 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

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.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: November 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 4 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Welcome the holiday season with decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday of Every Month: December 5 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.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.

Faith Writers Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: December 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

Shalom Spirituality Center’s monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.