Events

22nd Annual Galena Earth Day Fest
Tuesday, April 23
9 AM–4 PM @ Crossroads Community Church
“Plant a Tree and Make a Difference!” Every visitor will receive a free tree seedling with instructions for planting. Learn about trees and how they help the planet. Visit the eco-fair with local green businesses and environmental organizations. Find info on recycling, repurposing, reducing consumption, wildlife and water conservation, health, energy, local food, and how to get involved. Recycle your batteries, t-shirts, sheets and fabric yardage! Free paper shredding sponsored by Illinois Bank & Trust. Free. Facebook.com/GalenaEarthDay.

The EDGE Exhibition: DART Student Show
Show: Now through April 27
Reception: Tuesday, April 23 @ 3–4 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Bisignano art gallery (2255 Bennett St)
Every DART (Digital Art and Design) student—majors and minors—submits one work for this show that focuses on the fine arts of computer-mediated design. This is the aesthetic portion of APEX, UD’s celebration of student excellence. A reception will be held in conjunction with APEX on Tuesday, April 23, 3–4 p.m.

Film Screening: Love Thy Nature
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 PM @ Mount St. Francis Center
The Canticle of Creation Center will show Love Thy Nature.  The documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson, takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to our health and the health of our planet. Free popcorn. RSVP requested but not required. Freewill offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey
Game 3: Tuesday, April 23, 7:05 PM
Game 4 (If necessary): Wednesday, April 24, 7:05 PM
@ Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)
The Dubuque Fighting Saints have clinched a spot in the 2019 Clark Cup Playoffs! This marks the ninth consecutive season the team has accomplished this feat. No other team in the USHL has an active streak that long. They swept the Youngstown Phantoms in a riveting overtime win and will be advancing to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in Muskegon. The Lumberjacks will head to Our House for game 3 on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:05 p.m. Game 4, if necessary, will be hosted by the Saints on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m., and if game 5 is necessary, they will head back to Muskegon on April 27. Call the Saints at 563-583-6880 or visit DubuqueFightingSaints.com for tickets and more information.

Who Works the Rivers Career Event
Wednesday, April 24
9 AM–2 PM @ National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
RiverWorks Discovery® (RWD), a national outreach program of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium invites local junior and senior high school students to explore potential jobs available on America’s rivers. Meet with representatives from the maritime industry and related fields, and enjoy a free lunch, tours of a Newt Marine towboat and the William M. Black dredge boat, and a deckhand training for students to test their skills at line throwing. 563-557-9545 x235. jim@riverworksdiscovery.org. 

Administrative Professionals Luncheon “Passages: Recognizing Life Milestones”
Wednesday, April 24
11:30 AM–1 PM @ Shalom Spirituality Center
Bring your office staff to Shalom’s annual luncheon honoring those who, through their service, are really the heart and soul of what happens within your organization. Honor these good people with a delicious lunch, followed by an affirmative message by Telegraph Herald Columnist Rebecca Christian. RSVP by April 19. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 24-28
Downtown Dubuque
This year, the JDIFF highlights 23 feature films, 23 documentaries and more than 70 shorts compiled into 14 Short Block screening events. Films include a world premier for A Golden Heart and an American premier for Rwanda. Screening venues include Holiday Inn, Five Flags Civic Center, Hotel Julien Dubuque, Mississippi River Museum, Creative Adventure Lab, and Phoenix Theatres. This is what the festival is all about. Don’t miss catching a few films that make your ears perk up. See full synopses and trailers for films at JulienFilmFest.com.
Single film tickets are $10 each. Ticket packs of 6, 12, and 24 are available for advance purchase online. An All-Access Pass is just $150 and gets you into absolutely everything. It’s also a great way to show support for this amazing cultural event in Dubuque!
Featured Wednesday Events:
Dating Your Character
Wednesday, April 24 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Five Flags Majestic Room
This workshop, hosted by Marilyn R. Atlas, is based on her book Dating Your Character, the how-to screenwriting book. The book provides a map of eight playful, easy-to-follow stepping stones that point the way to a thriving writer-character relationship.
Welcoming Event
Wednesday, April 24 @ 6–8 PM
Five Flags Lower promenade
Gather on Film Festival eve, see the film descriptions and screening schedule, meet filmmakers, reviewers, and producers of the film festival in a casual atmosphere. Make your plans for which films you don’t want to miss. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and great company—no ticket required! Yes, its free to the public.

Salsa Night
Wednesday, April 24, 6 PM
@ Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich from 6 to 7 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. Last Wednesday every month!  62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.http://bit.ly/2u1S0XI

Smokestack’s Late Show – Free Classic Film!
Wednesday, April 24, 11 PM
@ Smokestack
Join us at Smokestack’s 2nd Floor Screening Room for a free classic movie! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
April 25 @ 7 AM–Dusk
April 26 and May 2 and 3 @ 8 AM–Dusk
April 27 and May 4 @ 8 AM–1 PM
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. $10 early bird entry on April 25 at 7 a.m. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 25-28
Downtown Dubuque
This year, the JDIFF highlights 23 feature films, 23 documentaries and more than 70 shorts compiled into 14 Short Block screening events. Films include a world premier for A Golden Heart and an American premier for Rwanda. Screening venues include Holiday Inn, Five Flags Civic Center, Hotel Julien Dubuque, Mississippi River Museum, Creative Adventure Lab, and Phoenix Theatres. This is what the festival is all about. Don’t miss catching a few films that make your ears perk up. See full synopses and trailers for films at JulienFilmFest.com.
Thursday is Runde Free day—first come, first seated. Yep. See flicks for free, all day thanks to Runde Auto Group, long time sponsors of the festival.
Single film tickets are $10 each. Ticket packs of 6, 12, and 24 are available for advance purchase online. An All-Access Pass is just $150 and gets you into absolutely everything. It’s also a great way to show support for this amazing cultural event in Dubuque!
Featured Thursday Events:
Prep 101
Thursday, April 25 @ 3–5 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room
Led by two-time Emmy award-winner Mary Lou Belli, this workshop will cover the preparation required to take an episodic script from page to screen.
Celebrate Canada
Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30–10 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
After Party: 9:30 PM @ Hotel Julien
Featuring a Canadian sponsored film (TBA) w/ Q&A following with filmmakers. The Lonely Goats perform at the after party. Sponsored by Quebec & Canadian Consulate.
Flick, Block & Bowl
Friday, April 26 @ 4:30 PM–1 AM

Sinsinawa’s Memory Café Dance
Thursday, April 25
1–2:30 PM @ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Christine Miller and company will be returning for dance instruction, demonstration and practice. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. Please have a caregiver present. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411 x188. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

After Hours Cocktail Bridal Show
Thursday, April 25
5–8 PM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Meet with local and independently owned wedding professionals. Plan your wedding while enjoying cocktails and light appetizers. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Ecofest 2019
Thursday, April 25
5–8 PM @ ARC Lawn, Loras College
Stop by the ARC Lawn at Loras college for free live music from 5th Fret; free Ice- Cream; Henna Tattoos; and most importantly, free Environmental Education from over 15 environmental community groups. Magoo’s Pizza will be available too! Come meet new people and celebrate the earth at Ecofest. Rain site will be in the Ballrooms on campus. Free. Loras.edu.

Impacting Youth: Dubuque Dream Center Spring Banquet
Thursday, April 25
5:30-7:30 @ Grand River Center
In the keynote, “Telling Our Story,” teachers, parents and students will share how the Dubuque Dream Center has impacted lives and the Dubuque community. Through their In Your Life Mentoring system, they hope to increase grade-level reading and math proficiency, instill character, and provide wise provision for the overall health and well-being of our students. In 2013 the Dubuque Dream Center opened their doors for programming serving 15 boys grades 3–6. Today they serve 180 boys and girls grades K-12 from Dubuque Title I schools. Their goal in 2019 is to sustain and expand programming and youth served. Hors d’oeuvres provided. $75. 500 Bell St. 563-845-7591. dubuquedreamcenter.com.

Meet Author Kevin Koch
Thursday, April 25
6 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Loras College professor and local author Kevin Koch will discuss his new book, The Thin Places: A Celtic Landscape from Ireland to the Driftless.”  In Irish Celtic lore, “thin places” are those locales where the veil between this world and the otherworld is porous, where there is mystery in the landscape. In a quest to find a deeper spiritual landscape in his own home, Koch applies eight principles of a Celtic spiritual view of nature to places in Ireland and to the American Midwest’s rugged Driftless Area. The Thin Places brings mountaineering guides, spiritual leaders, geologists, and archaeologists alongside scholars in the fields of Celtic studies, religion, and conservation. But the text never strays far from story, from a trek through the Wicklow Mountains and the bogs of Western Ireland, to ancient Native American burial mounds and abandoned 19th century lead mines in the bluffs above the Mississippi River. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us. 

Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 25
6–8:30 PM @ Clarke University Alumnae Lecture Hall
The annual tri-college Take Back the Night event seeks to provide a safe place for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories and provide others with assurance they aren’t alone. Take Back the Night will feature speakers from Loras College, University of Dubuque, Clarke University, and the Riverview Center. Sexual-violence survivors and allies will have the opportunity to share their experiences. Free. liz.schuler@clarke.edu. 

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Fruits and Vegetables
Thursday, April 25
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. April 25 topic is Fruits and Vegetables, May 23 topic is The Skinny on Fat, June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play, and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Radio Play: The Medium was Rare
April 25–27 @ 7 PM
April 28 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
“The Medium Was Rare” radio play features the Adventures of Philip Marlow, Private Detective, based on the radio series written by Raymond Chandler. “The Medium was Rare” was originally broadcast in September 1951. The current production will showcase period costumes, original jingles for sponsors, live music and sound effects. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Chris Kroeze
Thursday, April 25 @ 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Runner up on season 15 of NBC’s The Voice, Chris Kroeze is praised for having an “electrifying” voice with the guitar pickin’ skills of Ricky Skaggs by team coach Blake Shelton. Kroeze connects with both the hearts and minds of audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and alluring vocal delivery. Along with headlining many of his shows, Chris has also performed overseas in support of our U.S. Armed Forces and with music superstars like Montgomery Gentry, The Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, The Lost Trailers, Chris Kagle, Josh Thompson, and many others.

Jazz Ensembles Concert
Thursday, April 25
7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA (Platteville, WI)
Concert featuring the UW-Platteville Jazz One ensemble, directed by David Cooper, and the Pioneer Jazz Orchestra, directed by Keith Lienert. $5.

Drake White and the Big Fire With Special Guest Jordan Brooker
Thursday, April 25
8 PM @ Q Showroom

To listen to Drake White’s music is to fully experience the soul and rhythm of his upbringing in the Appalachian foothills of Northeastern Alabama. The undeniable sound of his soulful voice has whipped concert audiences across the country into a frenzy as Drake and his band, The Big Fire, raise the roof and summon spirits to life onstage. Drake White’s new five-song EP, Pieces, is meant to, as Drake says, “bridge that gap between Nashville and Muscle Shoals.” Hits include “Livin’ the Dream” and “Makin’ Me Look Good Again.” Special guest Jordan Brooker was raised in rural, northeast Indiana and currently lives in Nashville, TN. His unique background of alternative rock and highway country is clearly evident in his heartfelt lyrics and spirited live performances. Jordan’s songs “You Are” and “Life in Your Days” are featured on Spotify’s “New Boots” and “Wild Country” playlists with his self-titled EP having received almost 3 million streams since its release in November. Jordan was named one of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Songwriter Class of 2018 as well as a Country Pandora Artist to Watch 2019. Standing room only. Ages 21+. $19. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Smokestack’s Late Show – Free Classic Film!
Thursday, April 25
11 PM @ Smokestack
Join us at Smokestack’s 2nd Floor Screening Room for a free classic movie! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 26-28
Downtown Dubuque
This year, the JDIFF highlights 23 feature films, 23 documentaries and more than 70 shorts compiled into 14 Short Block screening events. Films include a world premier for A Golden Heart and an American premier for Rwanda. Screening venues include Holiday Inn, Five Flags Civic Center, Hotel Julien Dubuque, Mississippi River Museum, Creative Adventure Lab, and Phoenix Theatres. This is what the festival is all about. Don’t miss catching a few films that make your ears perk up. See full synopses and trailers for films at JulienFilmFest.com.
Single film tickets are $10 each. Ticket packs of 6, 12, and 24 are available for advance purchase online. An All-Access Pass is just $150 and gets you into absolutely everything. It’s also a great way to show support for this amazing cultural event in Dubuque!
Featured Friday Events:
Panel Discussion: The Digital Transition in Media—How to Navigate
Friday, April 26 @ 3–4 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room
Watching movies and TV is changing rapidly. Streaming technology changes have fundamental effects on the traditional business; from production, budgets, festivals and distribution. This panel of industry experts will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all of the ways the industry is changing, in positive and negative ways. Panelists: Steve Prince, Michael Dunaway, and Eric Stein.
Flick: When Jeff Tried to Save the World
Friday, April 26, 5-7 PM
@ Five Flags Theater
Enjoy a red carpet special screening of When Jeff Tried to Save the World’ starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). When the manager of an old-school bowling alley discovers the owner’s plans to sell, saving Winky’s World means pulling himself out of the gutter, too. Followed by a Q&A with the director and producer; cast: TBA. $10 adv/$15 door.
Block: Block Party on Main
Friday, April 26, 6–10 PM
@ On Main Street
Party on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd Sts with live music from Almost Classy and Arzalez. And, of course, a beer garden! Sponsored by American Trust. Weather site: Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom. Free.
Bowl: Bowling @ Cherry Lanes
Friday, April 26, 10 PM–1 AM
@ Diamond Jo Cherry Lanes
Finish off the night with a little cosmic bowling at the decidedly NOT old-school Cherry Lanes bowling alley at the Diamond Jo Casino. Sponsored by Diamond Jo Casino. Without flick: $20 adv/$30 door; with flick: $25 adv/ $35 door.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
April 26 and May 2 and 3 @ 8 AM-Dusk
April 27 and May 4 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Athletic Injuries
Friday, April 26
12:10–12:50 PM @ Statera
Chiropractic care and physical therapy are offered as a combined approach to getting back in the game after an injury. Lynn Randall, D.C. & Lindsey Topping, DPT will discuss athletic injuries. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. Stateraintegrated.com.

Antique Appraiser Mark Moran
Friday, April 26
3–6 PM @ East Dubuque District Library (East Dubuque, IL)
Mark Moran, antique appraiser, is back by popular demand! He conducts community events that involve appraisal of antiques, collectibles, and decorative arts in the upper Midwest. Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, WI, he has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He is author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the 800-page annual Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. You may have seen him on the popular Antiques Roadshow! RSVP Required. 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque, IL. 815-747-3052. edlibrary.org. 

Lunch Time Book Group: The Radium Girls
Friday, April 26
4:15 PM @ River Lights Bookstore
Discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Celebrate Africa and the Diaspora
Friday, April 26, 5–8 PM
@ Clarke University R. C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium (1550 Clarke Dr)
Clarke University is hosting Celebrate Africa and the Diaspora on April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the R. C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium at Clarke. The event is in its fifth year and its purpose is to celebrate African cultures in the Diaspora. The African Diaspora was the dispersal of African peoples to Asia, Europe, and the Americas during the Transatlantic Slave Trades. Learn how the culture has spread and continues to thrive in many communities around the world. Enjoy exhibits, a fashion show, cultural information tables, African dance, drumming, games, and African food. Mary Gitau, Ph.D., Clarke University assistant professor of Social Work and member of the Multicultural Family Center (MFC) Board of Directors, initiated this event in 2014. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Multicultural Family Center at 563-582-3681.

Titanic Dressed for Dinner
Friday, April 26
5:30–9:30 PM @ Mont Rest Inn (Bellevue, IA)
Everyone is dressed for an opulent candlelit dinner, served on the finest antique gold china. You will delight at Mont Rest’s interpretation of the last meal served on “The Ship of Dreams.” Become part of the entire experience, as your personal stewards and chambermaids assist you in dressing in luxurious evening attire. After you are dressed and served your pre-dinner aperitif, you are seated in Mont Rest’s Titanic dining room, where staff entertains you with the finest food, drink and entertainment of the Art Nouveau period. $89.50. 300 Spring St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-4220. montrest.com.

Dubuque Noon Lions Trivia Night
Friday, April 26
7 PM @ Joliet Event Center
Teams of 6-8 players will compete for prizes at the Joliet Event Center (former K.C. Hall). All proceeds go to benefit sight, hearing, and community projects. $100/team. 781 Locust St. 563-663-0080. dubuquenoonlions@gmail.com.

Radio Play: The Medium was Rare
April 26–27 @ 7 PM
April 28 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
“The Medium Was Rare” radio play features the Adventures of Philip Marlow, Private Detective, based on the radio series written by Raymond Chandler. “The Medium was Rare” was originally broadcast in September 1951. The current production will showcase period costumes, original jingles for sponsors, live music and sound effects. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Wahlert Catholic High School Presents: The Addams Family
April 26 and 27 @ 7:30 PM
April 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
The Addams Family features a story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. $14. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

University of Iowa Latin Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 26
7:30–8:30 PM @ Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)
The University of Iowa Latin/jazz Ensemble is a student jazz ensemble that studies and performs the genre of “Latin/jazz.” The ensemble is directed by James Dreier (Lecturer – jazz dept.) and is considered one of the top-tier jazz ensembles in the UI jazz program. Free. 124 S. Main St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9925. maquoketa-art.org.

Grand Concourse
April 26 and 27 @ 7:30 pm
April 28 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Babka Theatre (2255 Bennett St)
The University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Grand Concourse at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre on April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. The April 28 performance will be followed by a talkback. In a Bronx soup kitchen, the steady and ever-so efficient Shelley finds herself struggling to stay devoted and authentic to her faith. Her struggles slowly unravel as Emma, a lost and idealistic college dropout, starts volunteering there. Although Emma brings new life and energy to the soup kitchen, her personal challenges test Shelley’s, and everyone else’s, generosity. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will collect non-perishable food items and donations to support community members who are challenged by food security. Donations will benefit the Dubuque Rescue Mission. This show contains mature subject matter, including graphic language and implied sexual content. It is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for non-UD students; and free for UD faculty, staff, and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Smokestack’s Late Show – Free Classic Film!
Friday, April 26
11 PM @ Smokestack
Join us at Smokestack’s 2nd Floor Screening Room for a free classic movie! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Days of Caring
Friday, April 26
Various locations in Dubuque
Interested in making a difference at Dubuque area nonprofits? Join in on the fun and camaraderie at the 2019 Dubuque Days of Caring event. In 2018 over 1,300 volunteers came together to help local nonprofit organizations through cleaning facilities, painting rooms, raking yards, removing trees and much more. The event impacted over 50 local nonprofits allowing them to continue growing the services that they offer to our community. DBQDaysOfCaring.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 26-28 @ Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. Visit julienfilmfest.com.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage
April 26-28
Various locations in Galena, IL
The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities celebrating Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments and encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade, and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. BlackHawkScouting.org.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
April 27 and May 4 @ 8 AM-1 PM
May 2 and 3 @ 8 AM-Dusk
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Indie Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 27
9 AM–4 PM @ River Lights Bookstore
Independent Bookstore Day celebrates bookstores, books, readers, authors, and the whole bookish ecosystem. Publishers and authors come together to create one-of-a-kind, exclusive books and literary pieces. Get them while they last! 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 27-28
Downtown Dubuque
This year, the JDIFF highlights 23 feature films, 23 documentaries and more than 70 shorts compiled into 14 Short Block screening events. Films include a world premier for A Golden Heart and an American premier for Rwanda. Screening venues include Holiday Inn, Five Flags Civic Center, Hotel Julien Dubuque, Mississippi River Museum, Creative Adventure Lab, and Phoenix Theatres. This is what the festival is all about. Don’t miss catching a few films that make your ears perk up. See full synopses and trailers for films at JulienFilmFest.com.
Single film tickets are $10 each. Ticket packs of 6, 12, and 24 are available for advance purchase online. An All-Access Pass is just $150 and gets you into absolutely everything. It’s also a great way to show support for this amazing cultural event in Dubuque!
Featured Saturday Events:
How to Ruin a Film in 10 Days
Saturday, April 27 @ 10–11 AM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room
Experience is the best teacher, so learn from industry professionals who have been there, done that, and can help you know what potholes to avoid on the road map to success. Panelists: Randy Tat, Maria Collis, Brandi Payne, and Mary Lou Belli.
Pick Your Place & Blow It Up (Not Literally)
Saturday, April 27 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room
Learn how to navigate permit requirements and choose locations that match your story and budget. Hear from the professionals how special effects were created for your favorite blockbuster films. The “hits and misses” of special effects. Panelists: Brandon Gorrell and Skylar Gorrell.
JDIFF in the Community
Saturday, April 27 @ 1:30–4 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room
Karoline, Christine, and Enoch spend much of their senior year in high school helping their peers get into college, even though they must overcome obstacles of their own that could prevent them from going to college themselves. The film follows them through their senior year and into college as they attempt to navigate the college process on life’s terribly uneven playing field. Director and cast along with local representatives will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. Sponsored by Community Foundation, Humanities Iowa, and Inclusive Dubuque. Free.
JDIFF Awards Show
Saturday, April 27 @ 8–9:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Find out who the big winners are with hosts Lisa Bennett and Johnny Rhodes from Radio Dubuque and musical performances by Arzales, Carolyn Curtis, Bob Haligan (Ceili Rain) and more! $25.
JDIFF Awards After-Party
Saturday, April 27 @ 9:30 PM–Midnight
Five Flags Ballroom
Immediately following the awards show, enjoy complimentary food by East Mill Bakery, decor designed by Cathy B Interiors, and music by Ceili Rain. Cash bar. Admission with awards show ticket.

Goats On The Go
Saturday, April 27
10 AM @ Mount St. Francis Center
The Canticle of Creation Center will discuss the eco-friendly alternative way of eradicating invasive species. Weather permitting, the presentation will be followed by a “meet ‘n greet” with the goats. RSVP requested but not required. Freewill offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-583-9786.

Dyersville Solar & Energy Efficiency Tour
Saturday, April 27
10 AM–1 PM @ Various locations in Dyersville, IA
Investments in solar energy and energy efficiency projects are important ways for Dubuque County residents to save money on their monthly bills while minimizing their impact on the environment. Solar and energy efficiency projects can benefit all types of energy users, so a wide variety of sites will be featured, including residential, small business, farms, and municipalities. The free self-guided tour locations are: Dyersville Social Center (625 3rd Ave SE) Knepper residence (1311 9th Ave SE) Olberding Farm (30867 Olde Castle Rd), Plaza Antique Mall (1235 16th Ave Ct SE), and Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto – Dyersville (1222 9th St SE). Free. 563-588-2700. dubuquecounty.energydistrict.org.

Invasion Species Beatdown
Saturday, April 27
10 AM–3 PM @ Mines of Spain
Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium at the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area for an “Invasive Species Beatdown.” Senior Education Manager Jared McGovern will lead volunteers in making our public lands healthier through learning about and eliminating the alien and invasive Oriental bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet is a beautiful but deadly relative of native bittersweet. Fast growing and clingy, the plant can strangle nearby native plants and trees within a few short years. Space is limited. RSVP at rivermuseum.com/beatdown. 563-557-9545 x215.

Uncle Ike’s Annual Free Restring Day
Saturday, April 27
10 AM–5 PM 
@ Uncle Ike’s Muisc & Sound
In honor of International Guitar Month, your favorite Uncles are offering their annual free restring day. Stop out with your beloved axe and they’ll restring it for free (bass and 12 strings are $5). That’s right you lazy bass players, now if the time for your annual changing of the strings! One per customer only please. Check out discounts throughout the store plus a chance to win a new guitar. The event is sponsored by D’addario strings and will kick off the Official String Recycling Center for the area. D’addario provides materials and works with Terracycle an international company working to recycle the non-recyclable.

Statera One-year Anniversary: Wellness Retreat
Saturday, April 27
12:30-4:15 PM @ Statera
Featuring speakers, workshops, and small group break-out sessions. Leave this retreat feeling mindful and inspired to find or nurture wellness in your life. Attendees will go home with a dōTERRA essential oil sample and a Statera goodie bag. Light refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided. RSVP required. $25. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563 207 8933. stateraintegrated.com/anniversary.

Radio Play: The Medium was Rare
April 27 @ 7 PM
April 28 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
“The Medium Was Rare” radio play features the Adventures of Philip Marlow, Private Detective, based on the radio series written by Raymond Chandler. “The Medium was Rare” was originally broadcast in September 1951. The current production will showcase period costumes, original jingles for sponsors, live music and sound effects. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Head East 50th Anniversary Tour
With The Joie Wails Duo
Saturday, April 27, 7 PM
@ Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. They are bringing their high-energy show to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center on April 27 at 7 p.m. The Joie Wails Duo opens. Head East’s signature song, “There’s Never Been Any Reason (Save My Life)” has long-been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” For more than four decades the band has brought classic rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!” After 15 years of singing rock and roll, Joie delivers a very big emotional punch with every song she sings with a fiery passion to start your evening off right! Tickets are 30 in advance for $35 at the door and can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 563-652-9815, or at OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Banality of Virtue: Midwestern Responses to the Holocaust
Saturday, April 27
7–9 PM @ University of Dubuque Hadley Auditorium
Historian Michael Luick-Thrams will use examples from Iowa and Dubuque to discuss Midwestern antisemitism during World War II as well as the efforts made to welcome and integrate Jewish and other refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe. He will also discuss how echoes of antisemitism, hostility toward immigrants, and the xenophobia of the past can still be heard today. Sponsored by the Carnegie-Stout Public Library, University of Dubuque Digital Art and Design Department, and Children of Abraham of Dubuque. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us. 

Pinnacle Combat 30
Saturday, April 27
7–10 PM @ McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Mixed Martial Arts returns to Dubuque when Pinnacle Combat 30 takes the stage (or the ring) in a unique new location. Tentative matchups include a Pro Fight Card featuring Erik Vo v. Jacob Childers, Jeff Jepsen v. Tony Crowder, Keegan Witbeck v. Chris Johnson, and David Hartline v. Taurean Bogguess. Plus nearly a dozen amateur matchups. 145 N Crescent Ridge. $28. etix.com.

Prom We Never Had: Into the Woods
Saturday, April 27
7–10:30 PM @ Clarke University Atrium
ALL are invited to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in this magical evening! Into the Woods invokes the theme of the enchanted forest, so wear your best brown or green attire—or channel the druids or fairies and enjoy what is sure to be another memorable event. The event is for ages 14 and older. Head to the Tavern on Main afterwards to continue the party (must be 21+). $10 at the door. 1550 Clarke Dr.

Grand Concourse
April 27 @ 7:30 pm
April 28 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Babka Theatre (2255 Bennett St)
The University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Grand Concourse at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre on April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. The April 28 performance will be followed by a talkback. In a Bronx soup kitchen, the steady and ever-so efficient Shelley finds herself struggling to stay devoted and authentic to her faith. Her struggles slowly unravel as Emma, a lost and idealistic college dropout, starts volunteering there. Although Emma brings new life and energy to the soup kitchen, her personal challenges test Shelley’s, and everyone else’s, generosity. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will collect non-perishable food items and donations to support community members who are challenged by food security. Donations will benefit the Dubuque Rescue Mission. This show contains mature subject matter, including graphic language and implied sexual content. It is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for non-UD students; and free for UD faculty, staff, and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Third Annual Writers Retreat
Saturday, April 27
7:30 PM @ Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Retreat faculty Sarah Hammond, Patricia Ann McNair, Christine Rice and Shawn Shiflett along with local authors Matt Geiger, Justin O’Brien and Mary Ann Presman will read from their published works. Held in partnership with Hypertext Magazine & Studio. Free. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

Canticles of the Spirit
Saturday, April 27 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 28 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Chapel (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Dubuque Chorale, its chamber choir Cadenza, and the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir present their spring concert, Canticles of the Spirit, hosted by their guest collaborators, the Clarke Collegiate Singers. The concert will take place in Clarke University’s Sacred Heart Chapel on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy spiritual music from the Christian religious tradition as well as songs from a myriad of other faiths. There will also be opportunities for the audience to join the singing!
This concert is free and open to the public; however, freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, visit DubuqueChorale.org.

Wahlert Catholic High School Presents: The Addams Family
April 27 @ 7:30 PM
April 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
The Addams Family features a story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. $14. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Don Felder — Formerly of The Eagles
Saturday, April 27 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond  Jo Casino
A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Don Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years. Don is currently touring worldwide in support of his new CD The Road To Forever.

Craig Steven – Magic, Mentalism, Mystery & Mayhem
Saturday, April 27
9 PM @ Smokestack
Enjoy a night with magician Craig Steven. Startling wonders! Unaccountable manifestations! Inexplicable occurrences! Extraordinary ego! Ages 21+. $10 Adv/$12 door. 62 E 7th. Craigstevenmagic.eventbrite.com.

Smokestack Movie Matinee – Free Classic Film!
Saturday, April 27
11:30 PM @ Smokestack
Join us at Smokestack’s 2nd Floor Screening Room for a free classic movie! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 27-28 @ Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. Visit julienfilmfest.com.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage
April 27-28
Various locations in Galena, IL
The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities celebrating Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments and encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade, and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. BlackHawkScouting.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 28
Downtown Dubuque
This year, the JDIFF highlights 23 feature films, 23 documentaries and more than 70 shorts compiled into 14 Short Block screening events. Films include a world premier for A Golden Heart and an American premier for Rwanda. Screening venues include Holiday Inn, Five Flags Civic Center, Hotel Julien Dubuque, Mississippi River Museum, Creative Adventure Lab, and Phoenix Theatres. This is what the festival is all about. Don’t miss catching a few films that make your ears perk up. See full synopses and trailers for films at JulienFilmFest.com.
Single film tickets are $10 each. Ticket packs of 6, 12, and 24 are available for advance purchase online. An All-Access Pass is just $150 and gets you into absolutely everything. It’s also a great way to show support for this amazing cultural event in Dubuque!
Featured Sunday Events:
Kids’ Day
Sunday, April 28 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Little ones can enjoy free workshops by The Belltower Theatre, The Scene Studio, and Creative Adventure Lab. Sponsored by The Chandlee Family. Free.
Seed & Spark Crowdfunding
Sunday, April 28 @ 10–11:30 AM
Hotel Julien, Julien 1 & 2 Rooms
The cornerstone class, led by Brandi Payne, lays out the steps towards a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as a career-long action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. Learn how to find your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign, pick the right goal and incentives, and more.
Critics Choice: JDIFF Jurors
Sunday, April 28 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
@ Hotel Julien, Julien 1 & 2 Rooms
At this meeting of the minds behind movie reviews, critics will discuss their favorite movies and genres, explain factors they consider when reviewing a film, and provide tips on making your movie worthy of a glowing review. Panelists: Klaus Eder and Greg Hamilton.
Workshops
Sunday Night Closing Film: F.I.S.T.
Sunday, April 28 @ 5–9 PM
Five Flags Theater
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of F.I.S.T. starring Sylvester Stallone! F.I.S.T. was filmed right here in Dubuque. It was Stallone’s first film after his blockbuster Rocky won nine Oscars. The night starts out from 5 to 7 p.m. with a pre-closing party before the film in the Five Flags promenade. Memorabilia from the filming in Dubuque will be on display. Then the film will be screened at 7 p.m. in Five Flags Theater. A Q&A follows the film with locals that were part of the filming. $15.

Discover Your Park
Sunday, April 28, 1 PM
@ New Wine Park (New Vienna, IA)
Join other outdoor enthusiasts and explore Dubuque County Conservation parks and nature preserves this winter/spring. Hikes are expected to last no more than two hours. The hikes may vary from good exercise to a social stroll and will end with snacks and beverages (bring your own). Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Free. 15971 New Wine Lane, New Vienna, IA. 563-556-6745. dubuquecounty.org.

Radio Play: The Medium was Rare
April 28 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
“The Medium Was Rare” radio play features the Adventures of Philip Marlow, Private Detective, based on the radio series written by Raymond Chandler. “The Medium was Rare” was originally broadcast in September 1951. The current production will showcase period costumes, original jingles for sponsors, live music and sound effects. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Grand Concourse
April 28 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Babka Theatre (2255 Bennett St)
The University of Dubuque’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Grand Concourse at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre on April 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. The April 28 performance will be followed by a talkback. In a Bronx soup kitchen, the steady and ever-so efficient Shelley finds herself struggling to stay devoted and authentic to her faith. Her struggles slowly unravel as Emma, a lost and idealistic college dropout, starts volunteering there. Although Emma brings new life and energy to the soup kitchen, her personal challenges test Shelley’s, and everyone else’s, generosity. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will collect non-perishable food items and donations to support community members who are challenged by food security. Donations will benefit the Dubuque Rescue Mission. This show contains mature subject matter, including graphic language and implied sexual content. It is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for non-UD students; and free for UD faculty, staff, and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Wahlert Catholic High School Presents: The Addams Family
April 28 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
The Addams Family features a story that is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. $14. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Artshare University of Iowa Cello and Double Bass Recital
Sunday, April 28
2–4 PM @ Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)
This recital features Eva Richards and Alexander Ferkey. Free. 124 S. Main St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9925. maquoketa-art.org.

Canticles of the Spirit
Sunday, April 28 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Chapel (1550 Clarke Dr)
The Dubuque Chorale, its chamber choir Cadenza, and the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir present their spring concert, Canticles of the Spirit, hosted by their guest collaborators, the Clarke Collegiate Singers. The concert will take place in Clarke University’s Sacred Heart Chapel on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m. Enjoy spiritual music from the Christian religious tradition as well as songs from a myriad of other faiths. There will also be opportunities for the audience to join the singing! This concert is free and open to the public; however, freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, visit DubuqueChorale.org.

Smokestack Movie Matinee – Free Classic Film!
Sunday, April 28
3 PM @ Smokestack
Join us at Smokestack’s 2nd Floor Screening Room for a free classic movie! Weather permitting, the screening will be on our rooftop lounge! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 28 @ Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. Visit julienfilmfest.com.

U.S. Grant Pilgrimage
April 28
Various locations in Galena, IL
The U.S. Grant Pilgrimage is a weekend full of activities celebrating Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday. Enjoy Civil War reenactments and encampment, the Galena Fire Department’s bucket brigade, and watch as Midwest scouting groups parade down Galena’s Historic Main Street. Free for spectators, $10 for scouts. BlackHawkScouting.org.

Build Your Own Classic Toolbox
Mondays: April 29 and May 6
6–9 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
During this two day class, you will learn or reinforce effective techniques for using familiar hand tools such as a handsaw, wood chisel, and hand plane – as well as the characteristics of a variety of woods – as you build a simple, classic toolbox. As you learn and practice, your understanding of hand tools, wood grain, and even your use of power tools will improve! $45. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Meet Author A.F. Brady
Tuesday, April 30
6:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
A.F. Brady is the author of psychological suspense novels and Once a Liar, and is a contributing author to the anthology A Thousand Doors. As a licensed New York State psychotherapist who has worked in mental healthcare for many years, Brady will discuss how psychology plays an important role in her writing. Attendees can look forward to a book signing and meeting the author. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us. 

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Business Basics Of Writing For Publication
Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30–8 PM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
This month covers Business Basics Of Writing For Publication. Writing is a craft, but publishing is a business. Learn the best way to submit, how to write a query letter and synopsis, and the basics of marketing and promotion. Writing exercises will be included. The series culminates with an opportunity to share writing for feedback and critique. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP the Friday before each session. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Healing Your Mommy Tummy
Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:30–8 PM
Saturday, May 18 @ 10–11:30 AM
@ Statera
If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). Regular abdominal exercises and crunches don’t work and actually make things worse! Space limited. RSVP. $16 per class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Lunch & Learn: Meal Planning Techniques
Wednesday, May 1
Noon–1 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. These hour-long sessions will cover a food or gardening related topic. This week’s food topic: Meal Planning hosted by co-founder Leslie Shalabi. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Convivium while learning some practical techniques to make meal planning and preparation easier! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 1
8 PM @ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
May 2 and 3 @ 8 AM-Dusk
May 4 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Mac & Cheese Fest
Thursday, May 2
5–8 PM @ Grand River Center
The best of all worlds combine for an amazing experience like no other when Mac & Cheese Fest returns for its third year on Thursday, May 2 at the Grand River Center. The regular public event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with VIP access starting at 5 p.m. It’s going to be a Gouda Time! Foodies and craft beer lovers unite to taste more than 20 varieties of mac and cheese paired with over 50 craft beers. Once again, live music will be provided by Unicorn First, pumping out your favorite rock and pop-synth hits from both the 1980s and today. Look out for the fog and bubble-shooting mascot! Admission includes unlimited sampling of mac and cheese and craft beer, a Mac & Cheese Fest commemorative pint glass and other Mac & Cheese Fest swag. Upgrade to a VIP ticket and get a festival koozie, drawstring swag bag, official festival t-shirt, and most importantly early access to the event! Get your tickets before they sell out! General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. VIP tickets are $55. Proceeds to Benefit University of Iowa Hospitals NICU and Rauen Family Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit MacAndCheeseFestDBQ.com.

Orphan Train
Thursday, May 2
6 PM @ The Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Between 1854 and 1929, approximately 200,000 abandoned, homeless, and orphaned children in New York City were put on trains and transported to rural homes across the Midwest in what became known as the Orphan Train Movement. Elaine Eadie is a native Iowan and an orphan train historian. The presentation will focus on her own family history as she shares the first-hand account of her father, who arrived in Iowa on an orphan train in 1913. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view family mementos and other artifacts from Eadie’s personal collection. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us. 

Nerf Capture The Flag
Thursday, May 2
6 PM @ The Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The library began hosting the Nerf games for adults in 2013, the community responded, and it has been a recurring event held on the first Saturday of each month ever since. The library is hosting a special “Star Wars” theme to celebrate the six-year anniversary. Players should bring their own un-modified blasters and ensure they arrive before the library doors close at 5 p.m. Refreshments and pizza are provided. Ages 18+. Free. 563-589-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us. 

Knife Skills
Thursday, May 2
6–8 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
A sharp knife and strong knife skills can dramatically shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you the confidence to tackle any recipe. In this knife skills class, Convivium chef, Saralyn, will take you beyond dicing and julienne to explore advanced knife techniques and put your skills to use making a homemade mirepoix, a flavor base used in a variety of stocks, soups, and sauce recipes for participants to take home. $17. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Layers of Maquoketa Coffeehouse
Thursday, May 2
6:30-8:30 PM @ Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)
Check out the hidden talents of your family and friends while enjoying coffee and treats. The lineup includes singing and dancing, instrumental solos, duets and quartets, comedy, readings and gymnastics. All ages. Free. 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-4602. layersofmaquoketa@gmail.com.

Seminar
May 2–4 @ 7:30 PM
May 5 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck will be performed at Clarke University’s Terence Donaghoe Hall on May 2–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for non-Clarke students; and free for Clarke students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information, visit Clarke.edu.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
May 3 @ 8 AM-Dusk
May 4 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Puttzin’ Around Downtown: Party in the U.S.A.
Friday, May 3
Puttzin: Noon–5 PM @ Downtown Dubuque
19th Hole Party: 4:30–7 PM @ Smokestack
The annual outing and fundraiser for Dubuque Main Street  will meander through the city center followed by a 19th Hole Sponsor Party at Smokestack. Puttzin’ was created as an opportunity for golfers to explore and enjoy 18 downtown businesses over the course of an afternoon, as well as raise funds for the downtown program. The after party is open to the public. $140/foursome. 563-588-4400. downtowndubuque.org.

Vintage Torque Fest
Friday, May 3 @ Noon–Midnight

Saturday, May 4 @ 8 AM–Midnight
Dubuque County Fairgrounds 
A celebration of original hot rod culture from the golden age (pre-1965) as well as pre-1975 motorcycles, choppers, and bobbers. Chain-racers, drag racing and dirt track laps. Plus, the biggest live music festival in Dubuque featuring rockabilly, punk, alt-country, plus “kustom kulture” artwork, swap meet, a model-building contest for kids and a vintage pinup contest. Visit VintageTorqueFest.com.
FRIDAY FEATURED EVENTS
12:00 PM Open to Public
1:30 PM Mini Mayhem on the Track
2:00 PM Exhibition Laps
3:00 PM Flat Track MN Motorcycle Exhibition
5:30 PM Dirty Drags
7:45 PM Demolition Drag Racing
9:30 PM Ring of Fire (Flame Throwing Cars)
FRIDAY ENTERTAINMENT (Stage 2 Only)
5:00 PM The Dirty Martinis (Rockabilly)
6:45 PM Surf Zombies (Surf)
8:45 PM The B-Stars (Western Swing)
10:00 PM The Native Howl (Thrash Grass)
11:15 PM 3 On The Tree (Rockabilly)

Puttzin’ Around Downtown 19th Hole Party
Friday, May 3
4:30–7 PM @ Smokestack
Get your putters ready for Golfing through the USA at Dubuque Main Street’s annual celebration of Downtown Dubuque and GOLF! By popular demand, Smokestack has the 19th Hole Party again this year and you know Smokestack’s USA theme is New York, specifically The Big Apple!! The After Party will feature an awards celebration, 19th Hole Belmont Race, silent auction and raffle. The public is invited to the 19th Hole, even if not participating in the 18-hole adventure. Anyone can bid on the silent auction and buy raffle tickets. Golf teams must register in advance through Dubuque Main Street at http://tinyurl.com/y5lvz4bn. 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

First Fridays
Friday, May 3
5–8 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)

5–8 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Upcycle Dubuque (1838 Central Ave)
5–8 PM @ Key City Creative Center (1781 White St)
6 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Visit all of the locations and celebrate our creative community. The Dubuque Museum of Art features local musicians Kristina Castaneda and Shawn Healy with acoustic contemporary covers. Members are free, guests are $10. Outside the Lines features Dubuque artist John Anderson-Bricker on Friday as well as the following day for Sequel Saturdays (9–11 a.m). John will be on hand working on an acrylic painting and engaging with visitors. Light refreshments will be available on Friday evening. Free. Upcycle Dubuque celebrates Lee Ann Breitbach. “Having been mostly a clay artist until a few years ago. I began to push myself in 2D while teaching in our local school district.” Breitbach’s early paintings were on barn wood with floral imagery and blocks of color. Lee Ann also paints female images called “Garden Girls.” “I also paint on canvas, have a collection of colored pencil drawings, and take photographs in the garden as well as along the countryside.” Free. Key City Creative Center highlights local artist Emma Wall and featured maker Tim Hitzler of Dubuque Reclaimed Wood Works with live acoustic music by Nate Jenkins. Emma’s work is mature in nature. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Free. Join Carnegie-Stout Public Library for Music @ your library® with Dubuque rapper Casey “Case The Joint” Olinger and DJ Jevity. Case’s signature style is spontaneous but purposeful, covering a range of current topics. His clever lyrics and emphatic delivery, alongside the musical skills of DJ Jevity, make for an energetic performance. Light refreshments provided. Free. For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays

Preacher Lawson The Get To Know Me Tour
Friday, May 3, 7 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Buzz Entertainment welcomes comedian Preacher Lawson and his “The Get To Know Me Tour” to the Five Flags Theater on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Preacher was a finalist on the show’s highest-rated season to date, season 12 of America Got Talent. He returned for America’s Got Talent the Champions, where he finished in 5th place overall. Preacher has been bringing his brand of goofy, high-energy comedy to the stage since he was 17. He moved 20 times before the age of 10, spending the majority of his childhood in Memphis, TN, but considers himself a native to Orlando, FL, as he believes it is the city where he grew most as a comedian. In 2015, Preacher won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2016. Preacher made his TV debut in 2017 on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly and also appeared on Comedy Dynamic’s Coming To The Stage. He based in Los Angeles and currently headlines at major comedy clubs, colleges, and theaters throughout the country. Tickets are $31.75–$47.75 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Tri-State Bluegrass and Folk Fest
Friday, May 3
7 PM @ Platteville City Hall, Platteville, WI
One of the hottest up and coming bluegrass/folk bands in the Midwest, Dead Horses, will be headlining the 2019 Tri-State Bluegrass Festival, in Plattville, WI along with The Driftless Sisters and Benjamin Jaffe.

Lyrics Alive – Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
With members of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center
Friday, May 3,  7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center

John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
University of Dubuque Heritage Center will close its sixth season of Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with “Lyrics Alive,” a cabaret-style recital featuring three singers from the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Dubuque native and tenor Eric Ferring will join soprano Ann Toomey and baritone Ricardo José Rivera in a diverse program with selections from a variety of genres with piano accompaniment. Opera that will be featured in “Lyrics Alive” includes classic selections by Rossini (The Barber of Seville), Puccini (Gianni Schicchi), and Bizet (The Pearl Fishers), among others. Songs from some of Broadway’s favorite composers will also be featured in selections by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin. A special musical tribute to Iowa featuring the entire ensemble is slated to close the concert. Free preshow music will be offered live from the CyberCafé Knapp Stage from 6 to 7 p.m. Charles Barland, professor of music at UD, will perform Broadway favorites on the piano. Tickets are $29–$34 for adults, $24 for UD alumni and military, and $10 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Seminar
May 3–4 @ 7:30 PM
May 5 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck will be performed at Clarke University’s Terence Donaghoe Hall on May 2–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for non-Clarke students; and free for Clarke students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information, visit Clarke.edu.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: May 4–October 26 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque. Early produce such as asparagus, lettuce, water cress, rhubarb, morels and peas will be available. There will also be a large selection of bedding plants, hanging baskets, house plants, freshly baked goods, and a great selection of local arts and crafts—all items that make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, or a special treat for you. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Presentation Sisters and Associates Benefit Garage Sale & Bake Sale
May 4 @ 8 AM-1 PM
Sisters of the Presentation
There is a wide selection of household items, clothing, toys, furniture, plants, a bake sale and much more. This year proceeds will go to Catholic Charities for Immigration Legal Services/counseling and the Presentation Lantern Center. Donations are also being accepted. May 4 is $1 bag day. 2360 Carter Rd. 563-588-0558.

Vintage Torque Fest
Saturday, May 4 @ 8 AM–Midnight
Dubuque County Fairgrounds 
A celebration of original hot rod culture from the golden age (pre-1965) as well as pre-1975 motorcycles, choppers, and bobbers. Chain-racers, drag racing and dirt track laps. Plus, the biggest live music festival in Dubuque featuring rockabilly, punk, alt-country, plus “kustom kulture” artwork, swap meet, a model-building contest for kids and a vintage pinup contest. Visit VintageTorqueFest.com.
SATURDAY FEATURED EVENTS
8:00 AM Open to the Public/Hot Rod Parking
9:00 AM Tuff Mudder Mini Bike Race
9:15 AM Practice for Flat Track Motorcycles
10:15 AM Vintage Mini Bikes & Go Karts On The Track
10:30 AM Pin Up Contest
11:30 AM Dirt Track Exhibition
11:45 PM Mini Bike Parade
12:15 PM Dirty Drags
1:00 PM Vintage Flat Track Cycles
1:45 PM Art Auction/Adopted Family Presentation
2:30 PM Art Auction Ends
5:30 PM Car Give Away (Stage 1)
SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT
10:30 AM (Stage 1) Miss Torque Thrust Pin Up Contest
11:00 AM (Stage 3) The B-Stars (Western Swing)
11:15 AM (Stage 2) Royal Son of a Guns (Rockabilly/Psychobilly)
11:45 AM (Stage 1) Jake’O (Blues/Rock)
12:30 PM (Stage 3) Delilah DeWylde (Rockabilly)
12:45 PM (Stage 2) Unkle Daddy (Riff R-N-R)
1:00 PM (Stage 1) Jinx Jones (Americana/Rockabilly)
2:00 PM (Stage 3) Art Auction
3:15 PM (Stage 1) Deke Dickerson (Western Swing/Rockabilly/Honky Tonk)
3:30 PM (Stage 2) Frankie Joe & Kin Folk (Roots/Americana)
3:45 PM (Stage 3) Opal Agafia and The Sweet Nothings (Ozark Soul)
5:30 PM (Stage 1) Big Sandy (Blues/Soul/Rockabilly/Honky Tonk)
5:45 PM (Stage 2) Car Club Picks & Awards
6:30 PM (Stage 2) MG and the Gas City Three (Rip Roarin Rock)
7:45 PM (Stage 2) Cherokee Astro (Garage/Surf)
9:00 PM (Stage 2) Psycho Devilles (Psychobilly)
10:30 PM (Stage 2) Superchief (Stoner Metal)

A Dinner to Die For- 1969 – “The Happening”
Presented by Die Laughing Murder Mystery
Saturday, May 4. 6–9 PM
@ Sundown Mountain
It’s July 20, 1969, the night of Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit, “Love Beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassie-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of a manners column and “Supperware” dealer who find fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregarde’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit!
$50. DieLaughingMurderMystery.com.

Jay Owenhouse – The Authentic Illusionist
Saturday, May 4, 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Center (405 Main St)
Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artist, and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, returns to the Five Flags Center on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing Owenhouse live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of childhood wonder that “anything is possible!”. Owenhouse spent 2008 touring China and Japan, where his show received the “Best Touring Family Show in Asia” award. Now back in the U.S., he is working on his new TV series and receiving critical acclaim for his live show “Dare to Believe!” Jay has amazed millions on TV in Master’s of Illusions and Magic on the Edge. Caught by the magic bug at four years old, Owenhouse first performed as a freshman in high school. Since then, in the spirit of “giving it away to keep it,” he’s invented magic effects and designed illusions not only for his show, but also for other magicians of world renown. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top Live Shows in America.” Come see why Hollywood entertainment journalist Mark Ebner calls The Magic of Jay Owenhouse, “[With apologies to PT Barnum] the greatest touring Family show on earth.” Part of the proceeds from the VIP Save the Wild Supporter will go to help save tigers and cheetahs from extinction and includes premium seating, souvenir lanyard, meet and greet with Jay and one of his tigers, and a free program. Tickets are $31–$81 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Spring Wind Ensemble Concert – “Cultural Convergence”
Saturday, May 4
7:30 PM @ UD Heritage Center
The University of Dubuque Wind Ensemble will feature combinations of two or more diverse cultures per selection. Included in the program will be themes from Lawrence of Arabia, the story of a British soldier who adopted Arabian culture during World War II, with music by French composer Maurice Jarre; Sol y Sombra, a Spanish march that depicts an American attending his first bullfight; and Italian Polka, a work by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff of a borrowed Italian melody written for an American wind band. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Nchikota Omenala, a piece that combines folk melodies from Chile, Bohemia, and Brazil set against African rhythmic patterns. Also featured will be Coda Freiburger, oboe, playing the Rondo movement from a Mozart concerto. Free.

Seminar
May 4 @ 7:30 PM
May 5 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck will be performed at Clarke University’s Terence Donaghoe Hall on May 2–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for non-Clarke students; and free for Clarke students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information, visit Clarke.edu.

1776 – All Female Semi-Staged Concert
Saturday, May 4 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 5 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
On May 4th and 5th the Grand Opera House in partnership with the Dubuque Chorale, the Women’s Leadership Network and the girl empowerment group Little Luxuries will present an all-female semi-staged concert production of the award winning classic musical 1776. The Tony Award winning musical—now celebrating 50 years since it opened on Broadway—brings to life the 2 dimensional figures from our history books of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and so many others. The musical’s plot focuses on the Continental Congress in the months leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Producing the musical with an all-female cast provides the opportunity for women to tell the story of this seminal moment in American History. In an age when we tell our daughters that they can be anything they want to when they grow up, a show like this performed by an all-female cast allows young girls to see a reflection of themselves as the decision makers and leaders. It connects women to the idealism that is embodied in the Declaration of Independence and provides a fresh perspective on the birth of our nation. “In this format the show’s story can remain historically accurate, while at the same time be a ‘sister’ to the original that reflects our modern society,” Keith Edwards, son of the late Sherman Edwards, told Playbill.com when a theater in Missouri first performed 1776 with an all-female cast in 2010. “An inclusive society is roughly what the Founding Fathers desired with the launch of the Declaration of Independence, and although they did not emancipate slaves or women at that moment, they prepared the way for both.” This non-traditional presentation of 1776 is funded in part by a City of Dubuque Special Projects Grant. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Sara Evans
Saturday, May 4 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Missouri native Sara Evans has developed a reputation for her heart-in-the-throat quality that turned Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn into legends, coupled with an edgy contemporary sensibility that keeps her at the vanguard of today’s successful country performers. Evans has sold nearly six million records, and her last four albums have been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. She’s scored five No. 1 hits, among them “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her chart-topping 2011 album Stronger. The single held the No. 1 spot for two weeks and was later certified platinum. Evans has amassed an impressive collection of awards, including Top Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and Video of the Year from the Country Music Association for “Born to Fly.” Evans’ newest studio album, Words, was released in August of 2017.

UD Spring Choral Concert – “Sing Me to Heaven”
Sunday, May 5
2 PM @ UD Heritage Center
Sing Me to Heaven features the UD Concert Choir, UD Chamber Singers, and the newly-formed UD Women’s Choir, all directed by Kristen Eby, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. The concert will include a variety of musical styles, both sacred and secular. Join the UD choirs as they present the program they will also perform on their May tour to South Dakota and Colorado. Free.

1776 – All Female Semi-Staged Concert
Sunday, May 5 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
On May 4th and 5th the Grand Opera House in partnership with the Dubuque Chorale, the Women’s Leadership Network and the girl empowerment group Little Luxuries will present an all-female semi-staged concert production of the award winning classic musical 1776. The Tony Award winning musical—now celebrating 50 years since it opened on Broadway—brings to life the 2 dimensional figures from our history books of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and so many others. The musical’s plot focuses on the Continental Congress in the months leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Producing the musical with an all-female cast provides the opportunity for women to tell the story of this seminal moment in American History. In an age when we tell our daughters that they can be anything they want to when they grow up, a show like this performed by an all-female cast allows young girls to see a reflection of themselves as the decision makers and leaders. It connects women to the idealism that is embodied in the Declaration of Independence and provides a fresh perspective on the birth of our nation. “In this format the show’s story can remain historically accurate, while at the same time be a ‘sister’ to the original that reflects our modern society,” Keith Edwards, son of the late Sherman Edwards, told Playbill.com when a theater in Missouri first performed 1776 with an all-female cast in 2010. “An inclusive society is roughly what the Founding Fathers desired with the launch of the Declaration of Independence, and although they did not emancipate slaves or women at that moment, they prepared the way for both.” This non-traditional presentation of 1776 is funded in part by a City of Dubuque Special Projects Grant. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Seminar
May 5 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck will be performed at Clarke University’s Terence Donaghoe Hall on May 2–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for non-Clarke students; and free for Clarke students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For more information, visit Clarke.edu.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 8
8 PM @ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Great Give Day
Thursday, May 9
Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to grow philanthropy in our seven-county region, including Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties. On Thursday, May 9, community members are invited to visit GreatGiveDay.org and support their favorite participating nonprofits with online donations of $10 or more. All Great Give Day donations are tax deductible. Gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits that are directing donations to their endowment funds are also eligible for the generous Endow Iowa 25% State Tax credit. The leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org will reflect all donations in real time so donors can track the total amount raised as well as the progress of their favorite organizations. Throughout the day, nonprofits will compete for hourly and grand prizes funded by local sponsors. For more information, visit GreatGiveDay.org or call the Community Foundation at 563-588-2700.

Evening of Light
Thursday, May 9, 5 PM
@ Grand River Center (500 Bell St)
Riverview Center’s Annual Evening of Light features keynote speaker Matthew Sandusky. The dinner will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 5 p.m. at the Grand River Center. Matthew was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from the age of 8 to 17 at the hands of his father, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was subsequently sentenced to 30–60 years in prison for 52 counts of child sexual molestation. Matthew has since founded and serves as Executive Director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, turning his traumatic personal experience into a lifelong commitment to prevent childhood sexual abuse and to help other survivors heal. The Annual Evening of Light is Riverview Center’s annual fundraising dinner. In addition to Matthew Sandusky, the event will feature a silent auction, services auction, and raffle. 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. Riverview Center provides free and confidential support and crisis services to survivors of sexual violence in fourteen counties in Iowa, and to survivors of sexual and domestic violence in two counties in Illinois. These free services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, long and short-term counseling, transition assistance for domestic and sexual violence survivors, and violence prevention education programs within the communities we serve. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at RiverviewCenter.org.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District

Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Jordan Davis
Friday, May 10, 8 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center
John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St) Jordan Davis recently won Best New Country Artist at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards and will perform Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, University of Dubuque Heritage Center. A new voice in the country scene, Davis has seen success on the back of two hit singles from his 2018 debut album Home State. His first single, “Singles You Up,” took the country airwaves by storm, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and landing on Spotify’s all-genre Global Viral 50 chart. He scored another hit single with “Take It From Me,” which peaked in the top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts. Tickets are $39 for adults, $29 for UD alumni and military, and $19 for children and non-UD students. All tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 11,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque. Early produce such as asparagus, lettuce, water cress, rhubarb, morels and peas will be available. There will also be a large selection of bedding plants, hanging baskets, house plants, freshly baked goods, and a great selection of local arts and crafts—all items that make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, or a special treat for you. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

38 Special
Saturday, May 11 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Legendary powerhouse 38 Special formed in 1976 and released 15 albums. Hits include “Caught Up in You,” “If I’d Been the One,” and “Hold On Loosely.”

Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12
9 AM–3 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Treat your mom on her special day with a delicious breakfast at Convivium’s Mother’s Day Brunch buffet on Sunday, May 12! Reservations are required for this entirely made from scratch menu. Three seatings are available at 9 am, 11 am, or 1 pm. $24.95 adults; $11.95 kids 4 to 11 and; kids 3 and under are free. Reservations are required – please call 563.557.2900 or email info@convivium-dbq.com.

Polish Pierogis
Tuesday, May 14
6–8 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
A pierogi making class using local spring vegetables! Learn to make this Polish dumpling from Justyna, who will share methods and secrets she learned growing up in Poland. Justyna will demonstrate how to make the dough and then you will get hands-on experience filling and shaping them. These pierogis will be made with fresh-picked morel mushrooms – in line with the traditional sweet or savory, seasonal filling. Participants will enjoy sampling and take some home to share! $16. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Lunch & Learn: Small Space Gardening
Wednesday, May 15
Noon–1 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. This week’s garden topic: Small Space Gardening. Learn about a variety of techniques to make the most of your garden this year – no matter how small! From small containers in window sills to larger containers on patios, Convivium’s Farm Manager will teach you how to maximize production and answer all your questions about small garden spaces. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 15
8 PM @ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Wednesday, May 15
5 PM @ Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp-Blaine at no-judgment YogaFury! Your chakras are FABULOUS! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome. It’s an AFFIRMING Happy Hour. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. Bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Third Thursday at Convivium
Thursday, May 16
6–10 PM @ Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a free, family friendly evening of music and camaraderie. Live music by Smoke and Rain (Gladys Ressler and Scott Cornwell) starts at 7 pm; stir fry and drinks available for purchase. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. Convivium-DBQ.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 18,  7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, will celebrate its Opening Day on Saturday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to noon, with a variety of events available to the public, including free musical entertainment, ready to eat food vendors on site, kids activities (9–11 a.m.), local crafters and more, all in the area around City Hall in historic downtown Dubuque. Early produce such as asparagus, lettuce, water cress, rhubarb, morels and peas will be available. There will also be a large selection of bedding plants, hanging baskets, house plants, freshly baked goods, and a great selection of local arts and crafts—all items that make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, or a special treat for you. The Dubuque Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Occasional vendor spaces are still available. To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Healing Your Mommy Tummy
Saturday, May 18, 10–11:30 AM
@ Statera
If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). Regular abdominal exercises and crunches don’t work and actually make things worse! Space limited. RSVP. $16. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Vegan Cooking & Education Class
Saturday, May 18
10:30 AM–Noon @ Multicultural Family Center
This class is for you if you’re curious about what it means to be a vegan or if you’re wondering about what you can eat as a vegan and if it’s healthy for you. Instructor Samaria Neely has a been a life-long vegan. She has taken personal experience and research on health and turned that into a small meal catering business. RSVP by May 14. Free. 1157 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

The Temptations and The Four Tops
Saturday, May 18, 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Five Flags Center is celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2019, and to celebrate they are bringing “My Girl” and “I Can’t Help Myself” performers The Temptations and The Four Tops Saturday, May 18th at 7:00pm.
Called by Billboard Magazine “the greatest R&B group of all time,” The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties and first became stars with the 1964 Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do The Things You Do.”An avalanche of hits followed: ”My Girl,” “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”, and others.
With 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members The Four Tops started their string of hits in 1964 with the Motown classic “Baby I Need Your Loving” followed by the #1 R&B and Pop smash “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song.”
A romantic trilogy followed: “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “Bernadette.” Other Four Tops hits from the decade included “Ask The Lonely,” “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over),” “Something About You,” “You Keep Running Away,” “7-Rooms Of Gloom” and their covers of “Walk Away Renee” and “If I Were A Carpenter.”
Tickets on sale now. Prices: $35.00, $45.00, $55.00, $69.00 & $95.00
Visit the Five Flags Box Office or go online to Ticketmaster.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Saturday, May 18, 10 PM
@ Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

How to Grill
Tuesday, May 21, 6–8:30 p.m.
@ Senior High School Teaching labs (1800 Clarke Dr)
We’ll start by going over grill settings and maintenance, and the differences between propane and charcoal grilling. Dis-cuss how to prep your grill for cooking, choosing the right tem-peratures for the type of food. You’ll learn how to grill meats, vegetables and heartier fish, and how to cook pizza on a grill. $45. http://www.nicc.edu/solutions. For more information, contact Krista Weitz at walsh-weitzk@nicc.edu or call 563-557-8271 ext. 139.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 22, 8 PM
@ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: The Skinny on Fat
Thursday, May 23
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. May 23 topic is The Skinny on Fat, June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play, and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Historic District Coffeehouse
Saturday, May 25, 7–9:30 PM
@ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque
Musicians can play or poets can read in a relaxed atmosphere. Listeners can enjoy a cup of coffee, snacks, and some “coffeehouse-style” entertainment. Free-will donations of canned goods for the Dubuque Food Pantry. All ages. Free. 1699 Iowa St. 608-348-5099.

Faith Writers Mini Writing Workshops: Writing, Reading, and Critiquing
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30–8 PM
@ Shalom Spirituality Center
This month covers Writing, Reading, and Critiquing. Bring a sample of your writing to read for feedback. Writing exercises will be included. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon and Sherrie Edwards. RSVP the Friday before each session. $10. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 22, 8 PM
@ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27
10 AM @ Downtown Dubuque Parade Route
This year’s Memorial Day Parade theme is Now and Forever We Remember. The parade route starts at Jackson Park, runs down 9th St, up 9th to Locust and disbands in the Washington Park area. The guest speaker is retired Army Major Ron Brosius from the Iran Freedom. 563-556-6746.

Smokestack Movie Night
Wednesday, May 29
8 PM @ Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com.

Salsa Night
Wednesday, May 29
6 PM @ Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich from 6 to 7 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. Last Wednesday every month! 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com. http://bit.ly/2u1S0XI.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Friday, May 31, 9 PM
@ Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest. Hosted by DBQ’s Ryan Graham and featuring guest artists, Stand Up DBQ Comedy Showcase happens 2nd Friday every month, only at Smokestack. $10 cover. 62 E 7th. smokestackdbq.com. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: July 11, Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays: June 11, July 9 and August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. On June 11, Point Five (Mineral Point, WI) plays genuine acoustic music with an emphasis on Americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass and alternative country. On July 9, Primitive Culture (Madison, WI) will provide music that blends funk, reggae, Latin, and rhythm and blues. On Aug. 13, Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Also, The Lancaster Community Band concerts are scheduled for the following Monday nights, June 17, July 1, July 15 and July 29, this summer at 7 p.m. with free ice cream and homemade pies sold by the Lancaster Music Boosters. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Power Up with Protein and Play
Thursday, June 20
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. June 20 topic is Power Up with Protein and Play and July 25 topic is Watering your Body. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays: July 9 and August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. On July 9, Primitive Culture (Madison, WI) will provide music that blends funk, reggae, Latin, and rhythm and blues. On Aug. 13, Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Also, The Lancaster Community Band concerts are scheduled for the following Monday nights, July 15 and July 29, this summer at 7 p.m. with free ice cream and homemade pies sold by the Lancaster Music Boosters. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Raising Healthy Children: L.E.A.N. Start Program: Watering your Body
Thursday, July 25
6–7 PM @ Statera
This is a 1 hour interactive study group with guided lessons. Limited space. RSVP required. $20/class. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Aug. 8, Sept 12, and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Summer Nights at the Plaza
Tuesdays, August 13
6–8 PM @ Schreiner Memorial Library Performance Plaza Ryland Park (Lancaster, WI)
Head to Lancaster, WI for Summer Nights at the Plaza. Harmonious Wail (Madison, WI) brings Americana infused gypsy jazz as they take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The library will be open until 8 p.m., local service groups will provide snacks, and new this year, The Lunch Bus will be on the grounds for attendees to purchase sandwiches. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. In case of rain, the concerts are held inside the library community room. Free. 113 W. Elm St, Lancaster, WI. schreinermemoriallibrary.org.

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Sept 12 and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, October 6, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.Featuring vendors with a wide range of interesting, fun, useful and unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, hobbyist and collectors, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.