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Adult Spelling Bee
Monday, May 21, 6:30 PM
@ 7 Hills Brewing Co.
Show off your skills at Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s Adult Spelling Bee at 7 Hills Brewing Company. The competition is for adults age 18 and older, but spectators of all ages are welcome to attend. Pre-register at Carnegie-Stout Public Library or at the door at 6:30 p.m. The Spelling Bee will start at 7 p.m. 563-589-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum
Wednesday, May 23, 7 PM
@ Historic Federal Building
On June 5 voters will decide at a primary election who will be on ballot for Dubuque County Supervisor, Dubuque County Attorney and Iowa House and Senate in November. You can get to know your candidates and ask them questions at the League of Women Voters primary candidate’s forums. Supervisor candidates Jay Wickham, Ann McDonough, and Roger Oberbroeckling and County Attorney candidates Ry Meyer and C.J. May will be present. The Forums are free and will be broadcast live on the City Channel Dubuque, Cable channel 8 or digital 117.2. 350 W. 6th St.

Shalom Annual Picnic On The Hill
Thursday, May 24, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
Enjoy one of your first picnic lunches of the season in Shalom’s dining room or outside on the deck. Menu includes: hamburgers, brats, potato salad, baked beans, cookies, ice cream, lemonade, and coffee. RSVP by May 22. $10 Adults; $5 kids 10 and under. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, May 24, 4–9 PM
@ Plaza 20
200–300 classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

365ink Lunchtime Jams
Friday, May 25, Noon–1 PM
@ Town Clock Plaza
Hosted by your own 365 crew and local sponsor Prudential Financial, Lunchtime Jams feature laid back lunchtime performances by local acoustic musicians, weather permitting.

Kickoff to Summer
Spazmatics, Bad-Fish, Boogie Monster
Friday, May 25 @ 5:30 PM–Midnight
This long time Dubuque festival moves to the Back Waters Stage for the first time in 2018. Start the night with some killer funk and disco tunes ripped right out of the 70’s as performed with wicked skill by Dubuque’s own Boogie Monster. The enjoy the reunion of another Dubuque favorite as Bad-Fish gets together to celebrate their love of high energy, rock and ska hits. The night’s headliner needs no introduction. The Spazmatics are a nationally touring homage to the ‘80s with a very nerdy decade. These talented musicians sell out everywhere they go and bring a ton of mega-fun ‘80s new wave hits with them. You simply cannot avoid being in a great mood then they’re on stage. Kickoff to Summer benefits Sertoma, FFA and Camp Albrecht Acres. Kickoff to Summer is free to attend which is awesome right there. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until midnight. There will be plenty of cold beer flowing and great food from area vendors selling on site. The Back Waters stage is located outdoors behind Q Casino. All events held on the Back Waters stage will go on rain or shine and are open to all ages.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 26, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. You can find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts, hot food, and more. At the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, SNAP customers are able to receive $1 SNAP tokens to purchase eligible food items, and all customers will be able to purchase $5 debit/credit tokens to purchase anything at market through the Market Money program. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Blaum Bros. Bourbon Release
Saturday, May 26,10 AM
@ Blaum Bros (Galena, IL)
The wait is finally over: Blaum Bros. is finally releasing their bourbon, and the Bros will sign the first 100 bottles if you so desire. Live music and drink specials. 9380 W HWY 20, Galena, IL.

STARTUP Dubuque
Keys To Success For Entrepreneurs Workshop
Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM–Noon
@ Key City Creative Center (1781 White St)
On Saturday, May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, STARTUP Dubuque will host a free workshop entitled “Keys To Success for Entrepreneurs” at the Key City Creative Center. This workshop is open to everyone, and food and refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by STARTUP Dubuque, Northeast Iowa Community College, the N.E. Iowa Small Business Development Center and the Key City Creative Center.
The Keys To Success guest speaker and emcee is Ralph Kluseman from STARTUP Dubuque. STARTUP Dubuque is a member of the Key City Creative Center (K.C.C.C.) and also a sponsor of the classroom space that occupies the main floor of the K.C.C.C. Ralph will give the STARTUP Dubuque story by outlining the resources that are available to entrepreneurs and businesses. Tim Hitzler, K.C.C.C. Executive Director, will give an overview of the types of opportunities that the center provides.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter.
In conjunction with the workshop, K.C.C.C. will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. K.C.C.C.’s mission is to provide an environment where an individual or group of individuals has a safe and spacious place to build and collaborate on projects and/or ideas. It couldn’t be more appropriate than to have Key City Creative Center’s first workshop in partnership with STARTUP Dubuque. K.C.C.C. is a place to dream, a place to build, a place to collaborate, a place to educate.
For more information, call 563-599-2915 or visit KeyCityCreativeCenter.org.

Mathias Ham Historic Site Opens
Saturday, May 26, 11 AM
@ Mathias Ham House
Enjoy opening weekend at the Mathias Ham Historic Site. Let costumed guides lead you through tours of the property and enjoy some of the new exhibits with the Ham house. 2241 Lincoln Ave. RiverMuseum.com.

Blueberry Jam Music Festival
May 27–28
Sandy Hook Tavern (3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, Wi)
The Sandy Hook Tavern celebrates Memorial Day weekend in the spirit of the holiday with the fourth annual Blueberry Jam Music Festival, May 27–28. A two-day celebration of music, the Blueberry Jam has a deeper purpose. Sandy Hook owner Ash Lawrence is hosting the event in honor of his friend Garrett Wade Stephens who passed away in December 2014 at just 32 years of age. “Blueberry” was what Stephens called his then unborn child. Proceeds of this year’s Blueberry Jam will benefit the Garrett Wade Stephens and Key City Creative Center LLC Scholarship and Four Mounds Youth Adventure Day Camp located in Dubuque, Iowa. Using the newly renovated outdoor music stage, music fans from all over are welcome to enjoy the festivities, which will include a wide variety of music genres including bluegrass, folk, rock, outlaw country, and more. A large, open-air festival tent covers the area in front of the stage so the party proceeds, rain or shine. Food, beverages, and the laidback atmosphere will be provided by the Sandy Hook Tavern. The Hook’s famous “come as you are” vibe stands true, creating an enjoyable experience for all.
The music kicks off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 on the outdoor stage and continues throughout the day and into the evening with performances by River Glen, Old Soul Society and others, wrapping up on the main stage with Grace McKenna Rische. An “after party” acoustic jam will be hosted by the Davis Family Band around a bonfire on the Sandy Hook ballfield. Monday’s program features Neil Young tribute Sun Green and the always entertaining Wundos.
In addition to the music, Blueberry Jam ‘18 will add a few interesting festival features. On Sunday, May 27, festival goers can get their “blue” on by stopping by the Gymkana Blue Salon booth and receive a blue beard or hair extension for a small donation. A raffle for prizes will include a handmade custom beanbag board.
The popular Blueberry Pie Eating Contest returns along with other games including a “Polish Horseshoe Tournament.” For those with appetites other than pie, AJ’s Meat Shack will be operating as a food vendor during the two-day music festival with burgers and other delicious sandwich options available.
A $20 cover charge provides admission for both days of music and FREE rough camping is available. See the full music schedule below.
SUNDAY, MAY 27 beginning @ 2 PM
Denny Garcia, River Glen, Old Soul Society, Blueberry pie eating contest, The Family Business, S.S. WEB, Grace McKenna Rische, Davis Family Band (ball field bonfire)
MONDAY, MAY 28 Beginning @ 2 PM w/ Sun Green and The Wundos

Music for Illinois’ Bicentennial
Sunday, May 27, 6 PM
@ Big Bill’s Sandwich Shop (Galena, IL)
Multi-instrumentalist Phil Passen will perform songs that symbolize the state of Illinois’ multiple ethnicities and experiences over two centuries. The program includes songs about farmers, workers and labor struggles, and disasters and tragedies. Passen will play some blues, and maybe even a little rock ‘n roll. Free. GalenaHistory.org.

Bobaflex w/ Six Shots ‘Til Midnight & Silent Redemption
Sunday, May 27 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Bobaflex is known as one of the hardest working bands in the country. Renowned for their high energy, live shows and relentless touring, they just released their eighth album, Eloquent Demons, in August 2017

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28, 1:30 PM
@ Downtown Dubuque

This parade starts at Jackson Park and travels down Main Street, up 9th Street to Locust Street, and disbands at Washington Park. An event at Washington Park features guest speaker Elaine Palen, Iowa State Coordinator for the National League of PIA/MIA Families; Duke Langanis, Chaplin for American Legion; and vocalists Logan and Taylor Manders.

Friends of Carnegie-Stout Public Library Book Sale
Thursday, May 31, 2:30–7:30 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
May 31 at 2:30–7:30 p.m. (members only), June 1 at 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m., and June 2 at 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Take advantage of great prices on books, DVDs, CDs, collectables and specialty items. All proceeds benefit library programs. Sneak preview pre-sale to members only on May 31. Memberships will be available at the door for as little as $5.

Dine Out for Public Schools
Thursday at participating restaurants
Ten percent of sales at participating restaurants will be donated to the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools to fund grants for Dubuque Community School District programs—including takeout and delivery! Just mention “Dine Out for Public Schools.” Participating restaurants include: Adobo’s Mexican Grill, A&W, Caroline’s Restaurant, Dairy Queen, East Mill Bakeshop, Falbo Bros. Pizzeria, Fat Tuesday’s, Fazoli’s, KFC, Magoo’s Pizza, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, Town Clock Inn, and Wendy’s. DBQfoundation.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, May 31, 4–9 PM
@ Plaza 20
200–300 classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

Sevendust with Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods, and Madame Mayhem
Thursday, May 31 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage Sponsored by American Trust
Tickets: GA: $25/VIP: $45
Sevendust is an American alternative metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 1994 and released their self-titled debut album in 1997. They have attained success with three consecutive RIAA gold certified albums, a Grammy nomination, and have sold millions of albums worldwide. Sevendust has released 10 studio albums, earned additional charting success and gold sales certifications. They have also re-released their self-titled album as Sevendust: Definitive Edition that contains five new tracks and a DVD. Hits include “Enemy,” “Denial,” and “Crucified.” This is a big night of live music with great hard rock and metal from Memphis May Fire, Fire From The Gods, and Madame Mayhem opening the show. The Back Waters stage is located outdoors behind Q Casino. All events held on the Back Waters stage will go on rain or shine and are open to all ages. Children 10 and under will receive free general admission expect for the Why Don’t We Show which is presented by Buzz Promotions. Children to this show will get free admission for 5 years and under. Discounted ticket bundles are available until May 18. You can save up to $10 per show when you buy two tickets for two different shows. These bundles also include buying tickets to three different shows so get your bundle today. A Turpin Dodge VIP ticket gets you stage front access and a free drink!

Evening of Light: Keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart
Thursday, May 31, 5 PM
@ Grand River Center (500 Bell St)
National speaker Elizabeth Smart will be the featured speaker at Riverview Center’s Annual Evening of Light. The dinner will take place on Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at the Grand River Center.
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases in recent history. She was taken from her bedroom in June 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being returned to her family. Smart will share her personal story, along with discussing topics such as overcoming extreme adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your future.
Smart has gone on to write two books, My Story and Where There’s Hope: Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up. She also founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation where she helps promote the National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislations to help prevent abductions.
“Elizabeth’s story of overcoming adversity and recovery is truly inspiring,” said Joey Taylor, executive director of Riverview Center. “She will help shed light on critical issues that communities face every day, including sexual assault and abuse.”
The Annual Evening of Light is Riverview Center’s annual fundraising dinner. In addition to Elizabeth Smart, the event will feature a silent auction and live services auction. Funds raised at this dinner will help Riverview Center carry out its mission of providing compassionate care for individuals affected by sexual assault and domestic violence year-round. The Annual Evening of Light is generously supported by Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at RiverviewCenter.org.

365ink Lunchtime Jams
Friday, June 1, Noon–1 PM
@ Town Clock Plaza
Hosted by your own 365 crew and local sponsor Prudential Financial, Lunchtime Jams feature laid back lunchtime performances by local acoustic musicians, weather permitting.

Upscale Resale
Donations: Wednesdays and Fridays
Sale: June 1–3
Dubuque Museum off Art (701 Locust St)
The Dubuque Museum of Art is currently seeking donated items for a special, three-day tag sale on June 1–3. The event, called Upscale Resale, offers collectors with an opportunity to sell and collect special items at affordable prices.
A special preview will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., in conjunction with the regular First Fridays community art event. The sale will reopen 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the sale is free on Saturday and Sunday. Have you been looking to downsize and de-clutter? Consider contributing items for re-purposing and up-cycling for a great cause. A volunteer committee will review, appropriately price and display all items for sale. All donations will be tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All proceeds go towards museum programs.
To offer a donation, call 563-557-1851 or complete a short form at DBQart.com/special-events. Approved donations may be dropped off at the museum on Fridays, Noon–1 p.m. and Saturdays, 1–4 p.m.

Summer Farm Toy Show
Friday, June 1, Noon–6 PM
Saturday, June 2, 9 AM–4PM 
@ National Farm Toy Museum & Beckman High School  (Dyersville, IA)
June 1 at noon–6 p.m. and June 2 at 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Enjoy this two-day show of colorful farm toy fun. Buy, sell, and trade for your favorite brands. Annual events include a display contest, farm toy model contest, and tractor parade through downtown. $5 Adults; kids 12 and under free. NationalFarmToyMuseum.com.

First Fridays
Friday, June 1
5–8 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
First Fridays is monthly, citywide gallery hop celebrating our creative community. Make sure to hop, hop, hop to all First Friday locations!
Artist Ron Hahlen will have a meet and greet and demo at Outside the Lines Art Gallery. Artists will be on hand each First Friday and Saturday (9–11 a.m.) during the months that Farmers’ Market is outside.
Stop by the Dubuque Museum of Art and check out the Handmade Invitational and Lost in the Midwest: Photography by Sandra Dyas exhibition openings as well as a preview of Upscale Resale. Free members; $10 non-members.
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library hosts Art @ Your Library® featuring 15 local artists works in cooperation with the Bellevue Arts Council: Gail Chavenelle, Rich Weinschenk, Fran Henkels, Ellen Henkels, Gary Fagan, Jo Fifield, Sue Sawvel, Earl Sawvel, Andrea Melton, Cindy Broders, Michael Peterson, Joan Tully, Joe Oclon, Ron Hanson and Dave Eischeid. Refreshments provided. Free.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays

Relay For Life
Friday, June 1, 6–11 PM
@ Washington Park
Take part in an evening of celebration and remembrance. Highlights will include a dove release, entertainment, food, music, kids’ games, a silent auction, and a luminaria ceremony. The money raised supports American Cancer Society programs in research, education, advocacy, and service-locally, statewide, and nationally. Free. RelayForLife.org/DubuqueIA.

Fly-By-Night Productions presents
FLY BY NIGHT— A Musical
June 1–2 and 8–9 @ 7:30 PM
June 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Join Fly-By-Night Productions for Fly By Night—A Musical on June 1–3 and 8–9 at the Five Flags Center. This production is sponsored by a grant from Mediacom. Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock. Directed by Jill Heitzman, Two South Dakota sisters relocate to Brooklyn, NY, and fall for the same guy, a guitar playing sandwich maker. A sweeping ode to young love, set around the time of the 1965 Northeast blackout, this musical tale is about finding your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.  Tickets are $20 at TicketMaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000, or visit Five Flags Box Office (Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.) or at Bijou Room door, 1 hour prior to performance (cash only)
The public is also invited to join Fly-By-Night Productions for their 35th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June 5 at 6–8 p.m. at The Smokestack. For more information, visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Spindrift: Rush Tribute
Friday, June 1, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Spindrift, the Rush Tribute, is the collaborative effort of three lifetime Rush fans, each a dedicated follower of the original artist they represent in their act, playing select music from all of Rush’s numerous albums spanning over 35 years. The full show consists of 2 sets; 3 hours of Rush songs from many of their albums, both old and new. They incorporate all of the elements that Rush uses onstage, which includes a variety of acoustic and electronic equipment, allowing them to be as authentic as possible in their show. Whether you are a dedicated Rush fan or just into high-energy, thought-provoking music, you will have a good time celebrating the achievements of this unique band.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 2, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market returns for its 173rd season. You can find a variety of produce, meat, freshly baked good, local wine, arts and crafts, hot food, and more. At the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, SNAP customers are able to receive $1 SNAP tokens to purchase eligible food items, and all customers will be able to purchase $5 debit/credit tokens to purchase anything at market through the Market Money program. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Strut Your Mutt
Saturday, June 2, 10 AM
@ Murphy Park
This 25th annual event is the longest running dog-friendly walk; however, you do not need to bring your mutt to strut. The goal is to bring pet owners together to raise awareness, create memories, and raise funds for the animals at the Dubuque Regional Humane Society. Check in at 10 a.m.; walk at 11 a.m. $30. DBQhumane.org.

Ice Show
Saturday, June 2, 3 PM
@ Mystique Ice Center
Join the Dubuque Skating Academy for their annual spring performance as they travel down historic Route 66. All spectators are welcome to travel on an entertaining journey from Chicago to California, on ice! Watch in awe as the Dubuque Skating Academy dazzles you with their skating skills. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. $5. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr.

Kip Moore and LOCASH with Cale Dodds
Saturday, June 2 @ 7 PM
Tickets: GA: $50/VIP: $75
Q Casino Back Waters Stage Sponsored by American Trust
Kip Moore is an American country music singer-songwriter who spent eight years in Nashville before signing a record deal with MCA Nashville. His debut album, Up All Night, was released is 2012 and was the best-selling debut album by a male in 2012 and 2013. It spawned three huge hits for Moore including the smash single “Something ‘Bout a Truck” with a half dozen top 40 U.S. country charting favorites that followed. Additional hits include “More Girls Like You” and “Beer Money.”
LOCASH fuses modern country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend in “one of Nashville’s hardest-working acts” (Rolling Stone) whose live show “has consistently been among the most energetic and entertaining in the country music genre” (Billboard). With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life,” followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody.”
Up-and-comer Cale Dodds opens the show featuring his single “Take You Back.”
The Back Waters stage is located outdoors behind Q Casino. All events held on the Back Waters stage will go on rain or shine and are open to all ages. Children 10 and under will receive free general admission expect for the Why Don’t We Show which is presented by Buzz Promotions. Children to this show will get free admission for 5 years and under. Discounted ticket bundles are available until May 18. You can save up to $10 per show when you buy two tickets for two different shows. These bundles also include buying tickets to three different shows so get your bundle today. A Turpin Dodge VIP ticket gets you stage front access and a free drink!

Dubuque Pride Picnic
Sunday, June 3, 11:30 AM–5 PM
@ Flora Park
Celebrate Pride in Dubuque with a picnic, bounce house, games, open mic with LGBTQ+ award, and music by Lexi Parr. Check out booths from Riverview Center, Multicultural Family Center, Crescent Community Health Center, Prudential, and Hillcrest Family Services (HIV/Hepatitis C testing available on site.) There will be copies of the book Facing Diversity: LGBTQ+ Stories project available, as well! Bring lawn chairs/blankets. All ages. Free.

Illinois 200 Galena Family Festival
Sunday, June 3, 1–4 PM
@ Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)
Join the Galena Public Library in celebrating the 200th birthday of Illinois with free ice cream, live music from Lenny Wayne, magician Chris McBrien, kids’ games, historical interpreters and library tours. Bring blankets and folding chairs to relax on the lawn. 601 S Bench St, Galena, IL.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, June 7, 4–9 PM
@ Plaza 20
200–300 classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

ChamberFest Dubuque (Sold out!)
Thursday, June 7, 7 PM
@ Clarke Jansen Hall
One of the Tri-State Area’s most unique concerts, ChamberFest Dubuque, is celebrating its 10th year this June. Presented by the Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM), ChamberFest Dubuque is led by NISOM and Juilliard alumnus Michael Gilbertson as the festival’s artistic director. A composer and faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Gilbertson was a recent finalist in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Each year since 2009, Gilbertson invites a select group of musicians from across the country to join him to perform a benefit concert for NISOM. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-690-0151. Nisom.com.

Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival
June 8–10
Mineral Point, WI
The 2nd Annual Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival will take place in Mineral Point, Wisconsin June 8–10.
Three young, professional ensembles will perform three full concerts on Friday, June 8 (Artu Duo); Saturday, June 9 (Volante Winds); and Sunday, June 10 (Altino Duo). An addition to the festival are two free concerts on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The concerts will be performed by ensembles comprised of festival musicians, local professional musicans and high school students.
“The goal of the festival is to provide a valuable performing experience for young professional musicians, a significant listening experience for local residents, and a reasonably-priced, culturally-rich weekend destination for music lovers,” said Peter Schmalz, festival Founder and Director.
Concert tickets are $20 per event. A Festival Pass (all three concerts) is $49. Tickets may be purchased online at: artsmp.org/chamber-music-fest/ or at the box office during the festival.
The event is produced by Arts Mineral Point, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit arts council with the mission to “nurture and promote the arts in Mineral Point.” More information is available at artsmp.org/chamber-music-fest/.

The Fine Art of Fiber Exhibit
Show: June 8–August 5
Reception: Friday, June 8 @ 5–7 PM
Galena Center for the arts (219 Summit St, Galena, IL)
Fiber Art is a rather recent term, appearing after WWII, when curators recognized the aesthetic of otherwise utilitarian objects. In the 1950s artists began using fibers to make non-functional pieces of work, and in the ‘60s and ‘70s an international revolution in fiber art emerged.
The Fine Art of Fiber runs June 8 through Aug. 5 at the Galena Center for the Arts and will include natural or synthetic fibers. It may include surface design on fabric, weavings, handmade or commercial paper, threads or yarns, macrame, crochet, felting, quilts, lace, and more techniques in the form of wall art, sculpture, installation, fashion.
For more information, call 779-214-0261 or visit GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

America’s River Festival
June 8 and 9
Port of Dubuque
America’s River Festival, presented by American Trust & Savings Bank, returns to the Port of Dubuque on June 8 and 9.
Saturday night acts feature Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Night Ranger, and John Kay and 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 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.
Camping is available June 7–10. A handful of tent campsites are still available for $25. All RV campsites are sold out.
All tickets can be purchased online at AmericasRiverFestival.com, by calling 563-845-7698, or stopping by the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center at 280 Main St. Tickets will also be available at the event site. For ticket options and pricing, frequently asked questions, and more, visit 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.

Magic Men Live
Friday, June 8, 8 PM
@ Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)
Get ready for the ultimate ladies’ night! Magic Men Live is bringing a bigger, better, and hotter show than ever to the Five Flags Arena on Friday, June 8! Favorite fantasies come to life through visual story lines, state-of-the-art lighting, sound design, theatrical performances, and next-generation special effects… and of course, abs. Lots of abs!
Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Five Flags Center Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and showtime is at 8 p.m. This is an 18+ event. For more information, visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Maker’s Faire
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM–5 PM
@ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (350 E 3rd St)
The Museum & Aquarium celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity at the Maker’s Faire on Saturday, June 9. Enjoy demonstrators highlighting historic crafts like blacksmithing and woodworking, as well as modern electronics engineering and technology. Then join visit the Da Vinci exhibit to experience Da Vinci, the ultimate maker.
For more information, visit RiverMuseum.com.

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