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You’re Never Too Old
February 25, 2 PM
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
The area premiere of the comedy You’re Never Too Old heads into its final week of performances at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 22–24. Sixteen years ago, twin brothers Max and Barney had a terrible argument, and they haven’t spoken to each other since. When Barney wins millions in the lottery, he decides to pay his estranged brother a visit, with his new, very young wife in tow. Not surprisingly, their sibling rivalry picks up right where it left off with hilarious results. Tickets are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

The Man Who Came to Dinner
February 25 and March 4, PM
March 2 and 3, 7:30 PM
@ Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Get your tickets now to see The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Grand Opera House on Feb. 23–25 and March 2–4. Michael Wanzie will be playing the lead role of Sheridan Whiteside, a pretentious and formidable radio personality who has been confined to the Stanley’s residence after a fall leaves him wheelchair bound. As Whiteside’s famous friends send mementos and get well wishes from around the Globe, the Stanleys find their household wrapped up in the whirlwind of fame and pomposity and themselves firmly locked out. Whiteside’s acerbic wit punctuates every moment of the show and will leave the audience crying with laughter.
Michael Wanzie is one of the most recognized and critically-acclaimed professional actors in Central Florida where he has been treading the boards for more than 40 years—appearing in more than 100 productions. He has received multiple “Best Actor” awards from Theater Associations, Publications, Critics, and Audience Choice Awards. Wanzie is also a multi-award winning playwright and lyricist.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18 and can be purchased in person at the Box Office located at 135 W. 8th Street in Dubuque, or by calling 563-588-1305. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from Noon until 4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show with Henry Winkler

Sunday, February 25, 8 AM – 7 PM
@ Monticello Berndes Center (Monticello, IA)
The Midwest’s premier winter car show returns for the 49th consecutive year to brighten up the region’s frigid winter. The affordable family fun show will feature many never-seen-before street rods, custom cars, street machines, hot pickups, race cars and custom motorcycles. Featured celebrity will be actor Henry Winkler from the hit series Happy Days. Food and drink available for purchase. $10 Adults; $5 kids 12 and under or free with a paid adult. RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra presents
A Confession of the Soul—Sibelius 2
Sunday, February 25 @ 2 PM
Lecture: Sunday, February 25 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents the third in its 2017–18 Classics Concert series: A Confession of the Soul—Sibelius 2. The concerts will be held at Five Flags Theater on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Intriligator will also present a free pre-concert lecture in the Five Flags Theater on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.
Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite continues the orchestra’s season-long exploration of lively dance suites, this short collection of six tuneful court dances will open the concert, and may remind some of our regular concert-goers of the Grieg Holberg Suite performed in November.
Chicago-based violinist and DSO Concertmaster Eleanor Bartsch is featured in Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto. This piece, composed when Mozart was only 19, captivates with its matchless elegance and delight in pure melody.
The concert culminates with Sibelius’ Second Symphony, which brings mystery and majesty together in a sweeping, climactic musical expression.
Tickets are $17–87 and can be purchased at DubuqueSymphony.org, Five Flags Center box office (563-589-4258) or through the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra app available as a free download in the App store and Google Play. Discounted $7 student tickets will be available in the theater lobby one hour prior to each performance with student ID. For more information, visit DubuqueSymphony.org.

Colt Cadets Open Rehearsal
Sunday, February 25, 1–5 PM
@ Jefferson Middle School
The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps no cost, open rehearsal includes an informational meeting for students and parents, followed by clinics in brass, percussion, and color guard (dance). Open to middle and high school students. No experience necessary. Free. 1105 Althauser St. 563-582-4872. Colts.org.

Live at Heritage Family Series
Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook
Sunday, February 25, 2 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its fifth anniversary Live at Heritage Family Series with Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook, performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at University of Dubuque Heritage Center. You can meet performers and puppets in the lobby immediately following the show.
In Guess How Much I Love You, Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves Little Nutbrown Hare as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues with this adaptation of the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram.
In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and, within moments, the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. Internationally acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has adapted this story into an enduring celebration of the joy of reading.
Established in 1972, Mermaid Theatre is known for unique stage adaptations of children’s literary classics and has been applauded by six million youth in 19 countries on four continents.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for military and UD alumni, $9 for children and student, and $4 lap seats for children 3 and under (lap seat available with purchase of an adult ticket). Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Fires in the Mirror
Sunday, February 25, 6–7:30 PM
@ First Baptist Church
Based on the events that occurred in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York in 1991, this play is a series of monologues excerpted from interviews. Each focuses on a character’s point of view of the events and issues surrounding the Crown Heights crisis. The play examines the cultural positions of both communities as well as public Figures. Reserving tickets is encouraged as seating is limited. Free. 2143 Judson Dr. 563-583-6289. FBCdbq.org.

Platteville International Film Festival
Monday, February 26, 5 PM
@ Avalon Cinema (Platteville, WI)
Feb. 26–March 8. The theme for this year’s film festival is “Crossing Borders/Pushing Boundaries.” The five films offered either deal with issues of literal border crossing (like immigration), or, they challenge restrictive cultural boundaries related to gender, class, race or sexuality. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Liberal Arts and Education and the Department of Human Resources and Avalon Cinema. Free. 95 E. Main St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleFilmFest.info.

I Am Black History Celebration
Tuesday, February 27, 6–8 PM
@ Multicultural Family Center
Celebrate Black History Month with presentations by youth and adults, educational displays, dance performances by Turnt Kidz-TK and Dreaming Allegiance, and music by The Mixologist. Light snacks provided. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesday, February 28, 4:30–8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Wags at the Flags is an indoor dog park as well as a Barka Lounge with food, drinks and adult refreshments. Four vendors are featured at every event. $3 per dog. 405 Main St. 563-589-4375. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Character and Place: Images and Reflections by UD Wendt Scholars
Show: March 1–30
Reception: Thursday, March 1,  5–7 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center Bisignano Art Gallery (2255 Bennett St)
This exhibition is part of the Wendt Conference exploring the complex interplay between home and the development of character, especially as it relates to justice, integrity, and compassion. Ten Wendt scholars will be chosen to provide imagery and reflection about home and character. The reception takes place in conjunction with the Steve Carroll play Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle at John and Alice Butler Hall.

PechaKucha: Dubuque
Thursday, March 1, 6 PM
@ The Smokestack
PechaKucha Dubuque features a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, totaling a talking time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. The goal is to foster a community that shares their unique stories and to provide a space for creative minds to come together for a night of inspiration, networking, and fun. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Free. pechakucha.org/cities/dubuque.

Camp Albrecht Acres 40th Anniversary
Thursday, March 1, 6–10 PM
@ Steeple Square
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, live music, a camp presentation and more. All proceeds from this event will support Camp Albrecht Acres. Get your friends together and support this great cause with an evening of fun activities and great company! $100 per person or $800 for a table of eight with sponsorship credit given to one business or organization. 563-552-1771. AlbrechtAcres.org.

Tracy Byrd an Acoustic Trio
Thursday, March 1, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Multi Platinum recording artist Tracy Byrd brings his acoustic performance to the Five Flags Center on March 1 at 7 p.m. Opening for Tracy Byrd is Casey Muessigmann—contestant on The Voice.
Tracy Byrd has always been something of a maverick. In an industry where careers are often decided in committee, Byrd has always held fast to his own creative vision and has never been afraid to take the road less traveled.
All American Texan is Byrd’s 10th studio album of his career that started in 1993, but is the first release of new music since his last project, Different Things, which came out in 2006.
Byrd says it was the hardest but most rewarding project of his career. The songs are definitely close to Byrd’s heart as he wrote 8 of the 10 songs himself, from the honky tonkin’ title track, “All American Texan” to the western swing fun “Texas Truck,” this album sounds like the life of a tough, but sensitive, thankful, but unapologetic, traditional and seasoned country singer.
With a personality just as big as his smile, Casey Muessigmann brings an upbeat Midwest attitude to every show. A high-energy performer with a knack for having a good time, Muessigmann’s songs reflect upon all the little things in life. The Spencer, Iowa native started singing in church choirs at a young age, and still carries that passion and faith with him to each performance.
Since his appearance on The Voice Season 3 as a member of Blake Shelton’s team, Muessigmann has focused his energy on writing and co-producing his newest album, Between the Rows, and spending time on stage.
Tickets are $34–$41 ($52 tickets are sold out!) and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, Five Flags Center box office, or by phone at 563-589-4254. Five Flags Center Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture
Dr. Brian J. Walsh, PhD Lecture
Character and the Crisis of Home
Thursday, March 1, 7 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The University of Dubuque’s Wendt Center for Character Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian J. Walsh, PhD, will deliver the Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center.
In his lecture, entitled “Character and the Crisis of Home,” Walsh will examine the current culture of displacement and a call for a return to moral character deeply rooted in biblical narrative.
Walsh is a Christian Reformed campus minister at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor of theology of culture at Wycliffe College and Trinity College within the Toronto School of Theology.
Walsh writes and teaches at the interface of biblical theology and contemporary culture. His work is interdisciplinary in scope ranging across the disciplines of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, social science, and cultural analysis. He has written and co-written a number of books, including Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement and The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View.
Tickets are free, however a ticket is required. Tickets are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Stop CHC Public Forum
Friday, March 2, 1 PM
@ Dodger Bowl (Dodgeville, WI)
The “Stop CHC” public forum challenges potential threats and policy issues posed by the Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) high-voltage transmission line proposed to span 125 miles from Middleton to Dubuque. Utility myths, energy efficiency, local power, and the harmful impacts of transmission expansion will be described during three afternoon panel discussions and an evening program. Free. 318 King St, Dodgeville, WI.

Tri-State Home and Builders Show
Friday, March 2, 4–8 PM
Saturday, March 3, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, March 4, Noon – 5 PM
@ Grand River Center
Founded in 1988, the Tri-State Home Builders Show features the latest products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist visitors in building and improving their home and yard. Adults $5; children under 12 free. DubuqueHomeBuilders.com.

Broad Ideas
Show: March 2–April 8
Reception: Friday, March 2, 5–7 PM
@ Galena Center for the Arts  (219 Summit ST, Galena, IL)
Broad Ideas is a group exhibition that highlights the myriad of experiences specific to those that identify as female. It’s a show about empowerment and solidarity and about women being able to control the narrative of their stories.
This show is organized by a collective group of women artists and supporters who believe every woman has a story worth sharing. Additional events throughout the duration of this show include a special Songwriters Showcase, restorative yoga, a Women’s HERstory night, and a spoken word closing event. All special events offer free on-site child care.
For more information on Broad Ideas and related events, visit BroadIdeas.org.

Local Authors: Driftless Reader
Friday, March 2, 6–8 PM
@ River Lights Bookstore
The Driftless Reader gathers writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of our region. Gather at 6 p.m. Readings and music at 6:30 p.m. BYOB. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Musical Menus
March 2 and 3, 6 PM
@ Clarke University , R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium (1550 Clarke Dr)
Musical Menus features a gourmet five-course meal and musical performances by Clarke University students and faculty and takes place at Clarke University on March 2 and 3. Seating begins at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.
Assistant Professor of Music CJ Greer said, “Musical Menus is such a great event for Clarke’s students because they get to select music they may not normally have the opportunity to work on—ranging from broadway to pop/rock, folk music, and even their own compositions…This year we are particularly excited about donations being put towards a campaign for Clarke’s Music Department to travel to Ireland in the summer of 2019 to perform and connect with our founding BVM roots, as a wrap-up to the 175th anniversary festivities at Clarke.”
Proceeds are also applied to a variety of Clarke Music Department initiatives including private lessons, music scholarships, new equipment, and travel expenses for the university’s ensemble tours.
Ticket are $70 for premier seating and $60 for gold seating. Reservations are required and may be made until Friday, Feb. 23, by calling 563-588-6575, or by visiting clarke.edu/artsatclarke/musicalmenus.

First Fridays
Friday, March 2
10 am–7:30 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5:30–8:30 PM @ Gallery C & Studio Works (900 Jackson St)
6–7 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
6–8 PM @ Inspire Café (900 Jackson St)
First Fridays is monthly, citywide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations!
Outside the Lines offers a terrific variety of original art that is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and more! Open six days a week in their Dubuque gallery, stop in and find that perfect something for your perfect someone. As always, gift wrap is complimentary!
Dubuque Museum of Art hosts a Member Preview/Opening for two new exhibitions: Paper: Medium and Message featuring Anna Lambrini Moisiadis, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Lee Emma Running, Carrie Ann Schumacher, and Michael Velliquette; and Isabel Barbuzza: (In) Materialities. Enjoy a paper-related activity that compliments the current exhibitions. Free.
Gallery C and Studio Works will be open during First Fridays. Free.
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library hosts Music @ your library® featuring Iowa City’s, Awful Purdies. Awful Purdies are an all-female folk quintet. Their songs are rooted in the Earth but sound fresh because of their talent to let their individual voices shine. The multi-instrumentalists take turns with lead vocals and create beautiful vocal harmonies. The songs have room to breathe and sound completely natural as melodies float between voice and instruments. They blend influences from several genres creating inimitable and memorable tunes. Light refreshments will be provided. Free.
Inspire Café hosts an opening reception for In Black & White & Living Color by Jac Tilton. Tilton is drawn to subject matter with rust, ruin or physical collapse. Many of the structures and objects in his watercolors and representational drawings have a uniqueness that only age and existence can provide. The use, abuse, neglect or abandonment of his subjects make for an honest examination of change over time. Free.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Galena Goes 50’s
Friday, March 2, 7 PM
@ Galena, IL
March 2 and 3. Kick off a weekend of live music and dancing on March 2 at the Galena Brewing Company with live the music from The Beaux. On March 3, attend dance workshops given by professional dance instructors during the day and enjoy an evening of music by Rosie & the Rivets at the Sock Hop at the Historic Turner Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. GalenaSwingDance.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, March 3, 9 AM–Noon
@ former Colts Center
More than 20 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market also features hot breakfast options. Free parking is available in the parking lot on Central Avenue at 11th St. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Honey Bee Winter Facts: Bee-lieve It
Saturday, March 3, 10–11 AM
@ The Canticle of Creation Center
The Dubuque Franciscans have kept bees since April 2017 and have been tended by Sister Karla Kloft, OSF. In her program she will speak about the life of bees, especially their activities in winter. RSVP by Feb. 26. $10 suggested offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. canticle@osfdbq.org. 563-583-9786. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Spring Dubuque Holistic Fair
Saturday, March 3, 11 AM–5 PM
@ NICC Business Center
Showcasing 40+ healing modalities and holistic products from local area merchants offering: Usui Reiki, Karmic Reiki, metaphysical items, meditation, yoga, Tarot and angel card readings, spirit guide readings, holistic skin care, gemstones and costume jewelries, Bio Energetic Healing, palm and astrology readings, Reiki-designed T shirts, bath bombs, totes, thermals, Young Living Essential oils, hair care products, Quantum healing, and more. Hourly raffle drawings and hourly holistic workshops. Free. 319-449-5860. facebook.com/CRReikiCenter.

Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking in Iowa with TMBR
Saturday, March 3, 2 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Join the Tri-State Mountain Bike Riders (TMBR) and presenter Melody Dosanjh as they present an introduction to mountain biking in Iowa. This is for beginners as well as those who want to brush up on their skills. You will learn the rules of the road when biking, how to prepare your bike for the trails, and what gear and equipment that can help you get started. Free. 563-589-4225.

Tyler Farr
Saturday, March 3, 8 PM
@ Q Showroom, Q Casino
With top hits like “A Guy Walks Into A Bar.” “Whiskey in My Water,” and his #1 platinum-selling  title-track “Redneck Crazy,” which was called the “song of the summer” by The New York Times. You know country music star Tyler Farr is bringing the party on the road to Q Casino. Tickets from $35.

First Sunday Hike & Freshwater Mussels
Sunday, March 4, Noon
@ EB Lyons Center
This will be a fairly informal gathering at the EB Lyons Center outside for a short hike followed by a presentation on Freshwater Mussels at the EB Lyons Center at 1 p.m. Walk the John and Alice Butler trail, an easy trail suitable for small children. Join presenter Jared McGovern for this fun interactive presentation for all ages. As partners, the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and the Genoa National Fish Hatchery invite you to act out the life cycle of a freshwater mussel and learn about projects that are aimed at saving species from extinction. Free. 563-556-0620. MinesOfSpain.org.

“The General” Silent Film
Monday, March 5, 7:30 PM
@ Grand Opera House
Buster Keaton’s The General is not simply one of the greatest silent comedies ever made, it is one of the greatest films—of any era. In re-staging the true story of one man’s journey behind enemy lines to reclaim his captured locomotive during the Civil War, Keaton stages a series of complex chases, using lumbering trains as comedic props. Keaton’s inventive mind is matched only by his physical athleticism. Musical accompaniment for this classic film, drawn from the compositions of James Barnes as well as civil war era marches, will be performed by the Carthage College Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. James Ripley. $10. 135 W. 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

The Hidden Life of Trees Book Discussion
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30–8 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Discuss Peter Wohlleben’s international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Wohlleben managed forests for profit until he learned about the vast happenings of the woodland that researchers spent 20 years discovering. Now a devoted preservationist of forest habitat, he decodes the secrets of trees in this easily read work. Discussion will be facilitated by Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada. 608-748-4411. Sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
The Second City: Look Both Ways Before Talking!
Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The legendary Chicago-based sketch and improve comedy group The Second City will perform as part of University of Dubuque’s fifth anniversary Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. The Second City’s Look Both Ways Before Talking performance replaces the formerly scheduled PUPPET UP! – UNCENSORED by Henson Alternative. Organizers of PUPPET UP! canceled their tour of the upper Midwest region.
The Second City’s Look Both Ways Before Talking dives into touchy subjects that you’ve thought about but are too afraid to say out loud. Edgy, thought-provoking, and spectacularly funny , The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, and Amy Poehler.
Come witness the trademark improvisation and see where it all began during this special one-night only engagement. This show contains PG-13 content suitable for mature audiences only.
A free preshow CyberCafé Knapp Stage concert from 6 to 7 p.m. featuring singer/songwriter Ace Jones, of Marion, Iowa, precedes the performance.
Tickets are $28–33 for adults, $24–28 for military and UD alumni, and $15 for non UD students. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Light Up the Night: A Electrical Engineering Challenge
Wednesday, March 7, 3:45–4:45 PM
@ Multicultural Family Center
Wednesdays: March 7–April 18. Learn about electrical circuits and sculpting materials. Explore a variety of materials that alter light and mimic colors and patterns and put your engineering skills to the test to design your own display replicating the Northern Lights! Grades 6–12. Register in advance. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesday, March 7, 4:30–8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Wags at the Flags is an indoor dog park as well as a Barka Lounge with food, drinks and adult refreshments. Four vendors are featured at every event. $3 per dog. 405 Main St. 563-589-4375. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Global Citizen
Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 PM
@ UD Charles and Romona Myers Center
University of Dubuque alumnus Matthew Zittritsch (C’17) will present “The Global Citizen: A Discussion of Cultural Experience and Character-Building Opportunities” in the Charles and Romona Myers Center, Room 146. Zittritsch will describe how his character was challenged and enhanced through diverse travel and service opportunities presented to him during his time at UD. He has studied abroad in Australia, participated in Semester at Sea twice, conducted research with the Three Affiliated Tribes through the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Fellowship, developed classroom management strategies during service in Chicago, and volunteered with the Dubuque Circles Initiative. Zittritsch’s next adventure will take him to Armenia, where he will begin two years of volunteer service with the Peace Corps in late March. Free. DBQ.edu.

Gaelic Storm
Thursday, March 8, 7 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Combining traditional Celtic music with modern rock, country and folk influences, Gaelic Storm is one of the most celebrated performance groups of Celtic music. The band’s music has been featured in movies like Titanic and video games like The Sims. The band’s albums have enjoyed regular success on the Billboard World Music charts. In 2014, the band released a greatest hits album that spans one decade of their nearly 20-year career. Gaelic Storm plays more than 120 shows a year and has played onstage alongside Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti and more.
Gaelic Storm features Patrick Murphy on vocals, Steve Twigger on guitar and vocals, Ryan Lacey on drums, Pete Purvis on bagpipes and Katie Grennan on violin. Opening for Gaelic Storm is Ballyheigue.

The Bully Show!
March 8–10 @ 7 PM
March 11 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Bully Show! will be performed on March 8–11 at Clarke University. This fun and interactive gameshow-style production will challenge younger audiences to reconsider some of their assumptions about bullies and victims, to realize some of the consequences of bullying, and to stimulate further discussions on this issue. This production will also tour Dubuque elementary schools throughout the spring of 2018. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for non-Clarke students, and free for the Clarke community and Clarke alumni. For more information, visit clarke.edu/artsatclarke or call 563-584-8642.

Stand Up DBQ Comedy Showcase
Friday, March 9, 7:30 PM
@ The Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest. Hosted by DBQ’s Ryan Graham, Stand Up DBQ Comedy Showcase happens 2nd Friday every month, only at Smokestack. The condoms are free, the cover is $5. 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Chicago
Friday, March 9, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, Chicago will be performing at the Five Flags Center on March 9 at 8 p.m.
The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. They were inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chicago’s first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. 2017 marked the band’s 50th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
Tickets are $45–$135 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, at Ticketmaster Outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Five Flags Center Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, March 10, 9 AM–Noon
@ former Colts Center
More than 20 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market also features hot breakfast options. Free parking is available in the parking lot on Central Avenue at 11th St. 1101 Central Ave. WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular: Dino-Myte Theories!
Saturday, March 10, 2 PM
@ Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
The Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular is back—and this time it’s BIGGER than ever! The “Dino-Might Theories” show is ready to make an impression of Jurassic proportions on March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Opera House.
Watch as Dr. Cletus Beaker takes a zany look into the world of dinosaurs. With his use of homemade experiments, fun antics, and big stage props, he will take you on a journey to examine all of the theories that have been developed as to how the dinosaurs may have gone extinct, from volcanoes to enormous meteors and the ice age. Who knows, maybe even a dinosaur will make an appearance, too! The performance will be followed by a meet and greet.
The Grand Opera House hits the road with community outreach performances. Dr. Cletus Beaker will bring their special brand of “educat’in and entertain’in” to area elementary school students. All performances are supported in part by a grant from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.
The outreach programs represent the Grand’s continued commitment to the organization’s mission, “…to provide quality performing arts educations for all ages…”, and offers the opportunity for us to extend our reach beyond the walls of our historic venue.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in person at the Box Office (Monday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.) or by calling 563-588-1305. Tickets can also be purchased at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
Saturday, March 10, 3 & 7 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
The “Winter Dance Party®” re-creates the final tour of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, the three legendary artists who died in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.

Meet Author: Dennis M. Day
Saturday, March 10, 3:30–5 PM
@ River Lights Bookstore
Dennis M. Day was featured in “Best American Mystery Stories of 2017.” Reading of his book Stone Killer will be at 4 p.m. Free. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.org.

Newsboys United Tour
Saturday, March 10, 6 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Newsboys welcomes back to the stage former bandmates Peter Furler and Phil Joel for the “Newsboys United Tour,” showcasing “all the hits… under one roof… for one tour” at the Five Flags Center on March 10 at 6 p.m.
Along with an electrifying headlining set led by frontman Michael Tait and longtime members Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis, Newsboys United will see Furler and Joel join the group for many of the most popular hits of the band’s three-decade career. The “Newsboys United Tour” will also feature special guest Word Worship recording artist Zealand, which is founded and fronted by Joel.
Peter Furler, a founding member of Newsboys and the group’s former drummer and lead singer, embarked on a successful solo career in 2009. During his tenure, the band earned five Gold recordings and released such classic hits as “Shine,” “Breakfast” and “He Reigns.” As Newsboys’ bass player, Phil Joel was featured on multiple albums and sang lead on the group’s hit single “Entertaining Angels.” Since his departure, Joel has bowed seven solo recordings as well as 2015’s acclaimed Word Worship set, Zealand Worship—The EP.
One of the most influential bands in Christian music history, Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33 No. 1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Newsboys’ signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles” “Born Again” and their Platinum®-certified mega hit, “God’s Not Dead.”
Tickets are $30–$102 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, at Ticketmaster Outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Five Flags Center Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Swing Into Spring
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 PM
@ Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Swing Into Spring features The Ken Kilian Swingtet performing music both classic and contemporary in the swing style on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Tower Theater.
Hits include songs by greats from Glenn Miller to Elvis to Michael Bublé and everything in between. Eight of the area’s finest musicians will perform these hits under the director of Ken Kilian. Musicians scheduled to appear include Gary Kirst (trumpet/vocals), Cary Sheley (trombone/vocals), Allen Cordingley (tenor sax), Ken Kilian (soprano/alto/bari saxes, clarinet, flute), Terry Dillon (piano), Casey Seymour (acoustic and electric bass), Masahiro Iwasaki (drums), and Amy Dolan (vocalist).
Tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

UW-Platteville Baroque Music Festival
UW-Platteville
March 10 and 11. This new endeavor promises to introduce music students and outlying community members to baroque music. The event will be a collaboration between renowned experts and historians in the baroque idiom, professional musicians versed in baroque performance practice, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s students and faculty. World renowned harpsichord expert, author, and harpsichord builder Edward Kottick will be the festival’s Keynote Speaker, who will be presenting on the topic of harpsichord decoration. UWplatt.edu.

On the Trail of Dubuque History Mysteries: Utilizing Public Library Research Tools with John Pregler
Sunday, March 11, 2 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
What do eBay, an 1884 military encampment in Dubuque, an 1866 Dubuque lecture by Frederick Douglass, a nationally known 19th century Dubuque photographic pioneer, and a silver water pitcher all have to do with Carnegie-Stout Public Library? Historian John Pregler will connect the dots and explain how he discovered interesting Dubuque history right here at Carnegie-Stout Public Library, using tools available to all citizens. Free. 563-589-4225.

Sibling Class
Monday, March 12, 6:30–8:30 PM
@ Mercy Medical Center
Children 3–10 years of age and their expectant parents prepare for life with a younger sibling. MercyDubuque.com/events.

Book Discussion: Circling the Sun
Tuesday, March 13, 7 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s bi-monthly book discussion group for adults will discuss Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman, Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen, wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Bret Michaels’ Birthday Bash
Thursday, March 15, 7 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Bret Michaels rose to fame as the front man of the rock band Poison. He began his solo career in 1998 and has released several solo efforts and singles.

Firehouse
Saturday, March 17 | 8PM
@ Q Showroom, Q Casino
Featuring a roster of mega-hits like “Love of a Lifetime,” “Don’t Treat Me Bad,” “Reach For the Sky” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes.” Local hard rock favorites, Johnny Trash, open the show. Tickets from $25.

Live at Heritage Center B.I.T.E. Size Series
Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle
Monday, March 19 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20 @ 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center  Babka Theatre (2255 Bennett St)

University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center continues its new B.I.T.E Size Series with Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle, performed by Steve Carroll, on March 19 and 20, in Babka Theatre.
Soar with Lucky Lindy in the cockpit of the Spirit of St. Louis as he battles bad weather, exhaustion, and ghosts to emerge as the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris.
Charles Lindbergh continues to intrigue people decades after his death. Written by Steve Carroll, Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle allows audience members to fly with Lindbergh in a terrifying dogfight with a Japanese fighter plane over the South Pacific in the war’s closing days, then discover the shocking double life he led in his later years.
A Q&A discussion with Carroll follows both performances.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for UD alumni, and $9 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Easton Corbin
Thursday, March 22 | 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
Country music rising star with two #1 hits, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” 
Tickets from $49.

John Conlee
Friday, March 23 | 8PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
Country legend boasts 7 #1 Hits Including “Backside Of Thirty,” “Common Man” and
“In My Eyes.” Tickets from $25.

America’s River Festival
June 8 and 9
Port of Dubuque
America’s River Corporation is excited to announce the lineup for the 2018 America’s River Festival presented by American Trust & Savings Bank, held in the Port of Dubuque, June 8 and 9.
Saturday night acts feature Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Night Ranger, and John Kay & Steppenwolf. Friday night features Michael Ray, High Valley, Walker Hayes, and Lindsay Ell. All four Friday acts are currently in the Billboard Top 40 Country Charts.
The Rock & Roll Party Pit is back for the second year. This section allows 300 attendees to be up close and personal with Saturday night’s entertainment. Reserved seating will also be available that evening. For Friday night, the Bud Light VIP Zone is back where attendees get access to the area closest to the stage and drink tokens. General Admission is also available for both Friday and Saturday night.
The Tappening, A Beer Event, will be back for its fourth year on Saturday, June 9. VIP tickets will grant attendees early access at noon with General Admission opening for the Tappening at 1 p.m. Live music and over 100 brews will be on site for beer enthusiasts.
All tickets can be purchased online at AmericasRiverFestival.com, by calling 800-798-8844, or stopping by the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center at 280 Main St. For ticket options and pricing, frequently asked questions, and more, please check AmericasRiverFestival.com.
America’s River Festival is presented by American Trust & Savings Bank and held at the McGraw Hill Parking Lot at 501 Bell Street in Dubuque, Iowa. Title sponsors include Andersen Eagle Window & Door, Dubuque Racing Association, Telegraph Herald, KCRG, and Runde Auto Group. Title Media sponsor is Townsquare Media Group. VIP Zone is sponsored by Bud Light. The Tappening is presented by Diamond Jo Casino. Contributing sponsors include A1 Storage, Couler Valley RV, Gigantic Design, Hodge Company, Mound View RV, Tri-State Porta Potty, and Union Hoermann-Press.

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