Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

January 2022

School’s Out Day Camps: Are Penguins Really Birds?
Monday, January 17 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Let’s talk penguins! What makes penguins unique? What makes them birds? If they can’t fly, what do they use their wings for? Join us to discover the answers to all these questions and more! Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: January 17 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

L.May Book Group: Perestroika in Paris
Monday, January 17 @ 6:30 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres! Discuss Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: January 17 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: January 18 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: January 18 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

She Unites: She Talks… Body Image
3rd Wednesday: January 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

The new year is prime time for us to all fall victim to negative self-talk, unrealistic expectations, and overall an unhealthy approach to body image. Discuss how to change the narrative around women’s bodies and help each other on the journey to mind-body wellness. Panelists include Whitney Sanger, Founder of Project Rooted; Casey Curoe, Women’s Health and Wellness Coach; and Morgan Pavon, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist. She Unites’s She Talks Series is a roundtable discussion-style event with tough topics led by the panel of facilitators. She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Galena LitFest: She Speaks: An Evening of Indigenous Poetry and Conversation
Wednesday, January 19 @ 6 PM
Online

Award winning indigenous poet Heid E. Erdich is joined by emerging poet Louise K Waakaa’igan. Erdich is the author of six collections of poetry. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and other honors. She has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Her most recent poetry collection, Little Big Bully, won the Balcones Prize. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. Waakaa’igan is enrolled at Odaawaa Zaaga ‘iganing (Lac Courte Orielles Reservation) in northern Wisconsin. Louise is the recipient of the 2017 PEN Poetry Prize for her first-place poem, “This Is Where.” Her first collection, This Is Where, has recently been released through Willow Books/Aquarius Press. The seventh annual Galena LitFest takes place virtually Jan. 11–22. LitFest hosts bestselling authors and aspiring writers from throughout the Tri-State region and beyond. Since the move into the virtual realm, the festival has gained a global audience, further enriching the experience for Galena locals. All events will be streamed simultaneously at facebook.com/galenalibrary and most will be uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing. RSVP. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: January 19 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Galena LitFest: All Who Belong May Enter
Thursday, January 20 @ 6 PM
Online

Nicholas Ward reads from his first essay collection, All Who Belong May Enter, which examines whiteness, masculinity, and a Midwest upbringing through tales of sporting events, parties, posh (and not so posh) restaurant jobs, and the many relationships built and lost along the way. Ward is an essayist, arts administrator, and long-time company member with 2nd Story, a Chicago-based storytelling collective. His first book, All Who Belong May Enter, won the 2020 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize. He lives in Chicago and is an organizer with the 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice. The seventh annual Galena LitFest takes place virtually Jan. 11–22. LitFest hosts bestselling authors and aspiring writers from throughout the Tri-State region and beyond. Since the move into the virtual realm, the festival has gained a global audience, further enriching the experience for Galena locals. All events will be streamed simultaneously at facebook.com/galenalibrary and most will be uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing. RSVP. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

The Choir of Man
Thursday, January 20 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” The Choir Of Man offers up one hour of indisputable joy at the Five Flags Theater on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s the best pub “lock-in” you’ve ever been to. Featuring pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub tunes, The Choir Of Man has something for everyone. A multi-talented cast of nine handsome guys combines hair-raising harmonies, foot-stomping singalongs, world-class tap dance, and poetic meditations on the power of community in this riotously enjoyable homage to that gathering place we’ve all missed so much over the last year: your local pub. With a real working bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The first round’s on the house! 405 Main St. $42–$82. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: January 21 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Casey Donahew
Friday, January 21 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom
Over the last 17 years, Casey has racked up 18 No. 1 singles and become a national headliner, playing coast-to-coast and selling out venues such as Billy Bob’s and The Grizzly Rose multiple times. Donahew has over 120 million on-demand digital music streams, and over 330 million streams on Pandora. His top his include “White Trash Story,” “Let’s Make A Love Song,” and “He Ain’t a Cowboy.” 21+. $28+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: January 22 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Galena LitFest: Brainstorming: How to Unstick What’s Stuck
Saturday, January 22 @ 10 AM
Online

An inspired writer is an unstuck writer. Dig deep and find something that will spark creation and lead to a richer, more unique story. Hollie Smurthwaite is the author of The Color of Trauma, a romantic suspense novel and winner of the 2020 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project contest for adult fiction. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and too few pets. She is active in the writing community as a member of Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop, Sisters in Crime, Chicago Writers Association, Alliance of Independent Authors, and a co-organizer for Just Write Chicago, a Meetup group. In past lives, she’s been a checkout clerk, massage therapist, office manager, recruiter, magazine staff writer, pepper spray hawker, and belly dancer. The seventh annual Galena LitFest takes place virtually Jan. 11–22. LitFest hosts bestselling authors and aspiring writers from throughout the Tri-State region and beyond. Since the move into the virtual realm, the festival has gained a global audience, further enriching the experience for Galena locals. All events will be streamed simultaneously at facebook.com/galenalibrary and most will be uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing. RSVP. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Organizing Past, Present, and Future Items with Jessi Bushman
Saturday, January 22 @ 1 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Third Floor Auditorium and Virtually

Local professional organizer Jessi Bushman offers a free presentation about organizing your home and downsizing clutter. Bushman recently launched her own business as Organizer Jessi, LLC with more than 20 years of experience in organization methods and coaching. Her presentation will help attendees consider daily lifestyle habits that encourage downsizing items from the past, looking at what is necessary for the present, and preparing for the future. A virtual option is also available; to attend virtually, please register in advance via the events calendar at carnegiestout.org. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225 x2224. carnegiestout.org. 

Luminaria Walk
Saturday, January 22 @ 6–8 PM
Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (Galena, IL)

Bring the family to Casper Bluff for a chance to experience the preserve and the adjacent Casper Creek Natural Cemetery after dark. Luminarias will light the trails leading to the Thunderbird effigy mound, the Galena Rotary Pavilion, and thorough the natural cemetery. There will also be several communal bonfires burning to keep visitors warm. Celebrate the start of a new year by getting outside and enjoying magical Casper Bluff! Free. 870 S. Pilot Knob Rd, Galena, IL. 815-858-9100. jdcf.org.

JanFanCon: Doctor Who Escape Room
Saturday, January 22 @ 6 PM
James Kennedy Public Library (Dyersville, IA)

The TARDIS is malfunctioning and only you can save the day! The library will be hosting a Doctor Who themed escape room where players will attempt to solve a series of logic puzzles to fix the TARDIS before time runs out. The library will hold sessions at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Get your geek on this January! The Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque County Library, James Kennedy Public Library, Comic World & Games, and Dyersville Comics & Games bring you JanFanCon—a month-long, all-ages celebration of science fiction, fantasy, tabletop games, anime, and more. Ages 13+. RSVP. 320 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. carnegiestout.org/janfancon2022.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay
Saturday, January 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series: Mike Armstrong
Mike Armstrong: Saturday, January 22 @ 8 PM
Mike & Mike Show (Mike Mercury & Mike Marvell): Friday, February 4 @ 8 PM
Ben Ulin with Jen Kuhle: Saturday, March 5 @ 8 PM
TBA: Saturday, April 16 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

Known as the quintessential Southern Gentleman, Mike Armstrong has made a name for himself with numerous TV and movie roles, as well as regular appearances on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show radio show. While working as a police officer in Kentucky, Mike was encouraged by fellow officers to give it a try at the local open mic night and ended up winning $300 his very first time on stage. It wasn’t long before he started making a name for himself as an opener, warming up the audiences for the Crook & Chase television show. Mike has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Fox, and CMT as well as opening for major musical acts such as Michael Bublé, Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, and David Allan Coe… just to name a few. In addition, Mike was a consultant and actor on the hit show America’s Dumbest Criminals and has made cameo appearances in shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess and Vice. One of the most iconic themes of Mike’s shows is that they are family-friendly—meaning he does not cuss, is not vulgar, and does not talk about politics or sex. His shows are full of hilarious real-life stories of family life, police life, and just plain living. Tickets increase by $5 day of show. $24.25 Reserved seats; $40.25 box seats. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Black Hole Sun and Rooster
Saturday, January 22 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Delivering an experience of Alice In Chains, Chris Cornell, Audioslave, Soundgarden, & Temple of the Dog in concert with the production and musicianship that these four bring to the table! Collectively, the members of the band have been performing in various bands for over 30 years and formed Rooster (Alice in Chains Tribute) in April 2016 from the inspiration of the works/musicianship of these artists and are honored to pay tribute to them the best way they know how; Live and loud! Ages 21+. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Dubuque Camera Club Presentation
Sunday, January 23 @ 1:30–2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Dubuque Camera Club members Bob Felderman, Ronald Tigges, and Stephonie Schmitz will present a program about photojournalism and the use of the camera from the Civil War through the Vietnam War—the era when the Rolleiflex, 35mm, Leica, Nikon, and Canon cameras were introduced. Dubuque Camera Club members will also discuss their exhibition, The Trees. Free with Museum admission. 701 Main St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

From the Battlefront to the Homefront Lecture
Sunday, January 23 @ 2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Author, historian, and broadcaster Jeff Stein will present “From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War,” the story of Iowa journalists who covered conflicts from World War II to the Gulf War. This talk is made possible by the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau. Free with Museum admission. 701 Main St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Organ Recital Featuring Charles Barland, DMA
Sunday, January 23 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Charles Barland, DMA, university organist and professor of music at the University of Dubuque, will perform an organ recital including two works by German composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Robert Schumann, two pieces from César Franck and Marcel Dupré representing the French school of organ music, two American works from Craig Phillips and Gwyneth Walker, and a rousing toccata by Christopher Maxim. The repertoire will demonstrate the many varieties of sound and color that are possible on the magnificent John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ. Dedicated May 2021, the pipe organ was gifted by UD Trustee John Butler (DHL’17) and his spouse, Alice (DHL’17), to expand students’ musical horizons and enhance campus events for generations. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, Iowa, built and installed the pipe organ—the 97th new organ built by the firm. Free. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu.

Land Ethic Book Discussion: A Sand County Almanac
Monday, January 24 @ 6–7 PM
Monday, February 7 @ 6–7 PM
Monday, February 21 @ 6–7 PM
Monday, March 7 @ 6–7 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center or Virtual

Through this multi-day event, read and discuss A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. While reading through sections of the book, a naturalist will lead the group through discussion questions and conversations about how Leopold’s writings connect to our world right now. With each discussion night, you will add to your knowledge of what a Land Ethic is and create your very own to follow into the future. A trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin, the location of Aldo Leopold’s shack, will be planned this upcoming spring as an extension and separate event to bring these discussions full circle. RSVP required. $5. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: January 24 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

John McGivern’s Main Streets Preview Party
Monday, January 24 @ 7 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The University of Dubuque Heritage Center will host a preview party with John McGivern featuring the Dubuque episode of the actor and comedian’s new travel show, John McGivern’s Main Streets. The preview party is free and open to the public. After the preview, McGivern will give a brief talk and then take questions. Charles Barland, DMA, university organist and professor of music, will play the John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. as patrons enter Butler Hall. John McGivern’s Main Streets debuts this month and will showcase 13 destinations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. During the half-hour show, McGivern uncovers the uniqueness and charm of each community he visits through lively interviews with local residents and civic leaders. The goal of the series produced by Milwaukee-based Plum Media is to shine a light on neighborhoods and communities in the upper Midwest and build goodwill through great storytelling. McGivern is best known for his Emmy-award winning work on PBS. His one-man shows include The Early Stories of John McGivern, Midsummer Night McGivern, and John McGivern’s Home for the Holidays. His most recent show was Around the Corner with John McGivern. The Dubuque episode of John McGivern’s Main Streets will air at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, on Fox 28 out of Cedar Rapids, IA. Doors open at 6 p.m. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu.

Heather Gudenkauf Book Release: The Overnight Guest
Tuesday, January 25 @ 4:30–6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Known for her small-town thrillers, the New York Times best-selling Gudenkauf here takes us farther afield, with true-crime writer Wylie Lark snowbound in a remote farmhouse where two people were murdered and a little girl vanished. Then she discovers a shivering child outside her door and gets the distinct feeling that she is being watched. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: January 25 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Sacramental Agriculture: An Interview with Mike Miles
Tuesday, January 25 @ 7–8 PM
Virtual

Mike Miles is a regenerative farmer and cofounder of Anathoth Community Farm near Luck, WI, a Catholic Worker farm. He’ll discuss hope, farming, spirituality and wooly mammoths! Explore his important land practices of sinking carbon, building topsoil, and raising nutritious food. Miles will also share exciting ecological transformations happening across the world. Bring hope to farming and spirituality. Anathoth Community Farm was established in 1986 as a center for study of nonviolence, community, and sustainable living. Today, it sponsors educational events on the farm to promote good health and sustainability. Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa Mound’s ecological programming coordinator, will lead the interview. RSVP by Jan. 24.$10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: January 26 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Owen Aibric
Wednesday, January 26 @ 7 PM
Online

Owen Aibric, winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association 2021 Fiction Contest, will read from and discuss his work. Through a long career of teaching and environmental justice activism, Owen has always treasured stories of place. He is the progeny of a journalist mother who gave him novels to read to get him through his teenage years. He is the product of great high school English teachers (Wausau) and literature profs at UW Madison, and a veteran of the Redbird and Red Oak writing networks. Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners which includes the Wednesday author talks and discussions. RSVP. $5 Suggested donation. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: DRUMLine Live
Wednesday, January 26 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. The group was featured in Beyoncé’s unforgettable performance, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé! With its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body. This brand-new show for the entire family will have your heart pounding and your feet stomping by halftime! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

JanFanCon: Fandom Creatives Panel
Thursday, January 27 @ 6:30 PM
Online

Join a panel of experienced fandom creatives to learn more about the art of fanfiction, fanart, and cosplay. There will be time for a Q&A with the audience. Get your geek on this January! The Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque County Library, James Kennedy Public Library, Comic World & Games, and Dyersville Comics & Games bring you JanFanCon—a month-long, all-ages celebration of science fiction, fantasy, tabletop games, anime, and more. RSVP. carnegiestout.org/janfancon2022.

Teddy Swims: Tough Love World Tour
Thursday, January 27 @ 8 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

After dedicating his life to music, Teddy Swims—a.k.a. Atlanta native Jaten Dimsdale—unassumingly knocked on the door of stardom and claimed the payoff of a decades-long grind in 2019. Broadcasting covers from a bedroom studio, he lit up YouTube with hundreds of millions of views and a following of nearly 2 million subscribers. Teddy fashioned a show-stopping signature style out of soaring soul, intimate R&B, rock energy, and hip-hop swagger all uplifted by his earthquaking vocals. Rolling Stone christened him a 2021 “Artist To Watch.” In 2021, he debuted his graphic novel, Teddy Swims: Swimmy and the Valley of the Last Song. $15. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Puzzle Swap
Friday, January 28 @ 9 AM–8 PM
Saturday, January 29 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–4 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Bring your old puzzles to River Lights, and purchase any other used puzzle for just $1 (limit 5). River Lights will match every dollar with all proceeds going to charity. Plus all new puzzles are 25% off! 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: January 28 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Big Bore Enterprise Gun Show
Friday, January 28 @ 5–9 PM
Saturday, January 29 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

A limited concessions menu will be offered. Cash bar on Friday and Saturday. $8 adult, $1 ages 18 and under, $10 weekend pass (enter at 4 p.m. on Friday), free for veterans and civil and military servants. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-590-4248. dbqfair.com.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Play with Rocky Bleier
Friday, January 28 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier performs his one-man show. The Play, based on his almost unbelievable life story, takes audiences into three bars from Bleier’s life where he tells stories of family, war, and the heart of Steeler Nation. Bleier recalls being selected in the 16th round of the 1968 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be drafted one year later by the Army and sent to Vietnam. Severely injured, he was expected to never play football again. However, with personal determination and the encouragement of Steelers owner Art Rooney, Bleier was back at training camp in 1970 where he became an indispensable part of the Steelers dynasty with Super Bowl victories in 1975, 1976, 1979, and 1980. Journey through the decades of family anecdotes, tales of Steelers glory, and multimedia projections bringing Bleier’s remarkable story to life. Premiering in Pittsburgh in 2015, this heartfelt and inspiring memoir is perfect for sports fans of all ages. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: January 29 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Puzzle Swap
Saturday, January 29 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–4 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Bring your old puzzles to River Lights, and purchase any other used puzzle for just $1 (limit 5). River Lights will match every dollar with all proceeds going to charity. Plus all new puzzles are 25% off! 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Big Bore Enterprise Gun Show
Saturday, January 29 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

A limited concessions menu will be offered. Cash bar on Friday and Saturday. $8 adult, $1 ages 18 and under, $10 weekend pass (enter at 4 p.m. on Friday), free for veterans and civil and military servants. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-590-4248. dbqfair.com.

JanFanCon: Harry Potter Escape Room
Saturday, January 29
9:30 AM @ DBQ County Library Epworth (Epworth, IA)
1:30 PM @ DBQ County Library Asbury (Asbury, IA)

Discover the secrets and mysteries of Hogwarts at this Harry Potter-themed escape room! Search for clues, crack codes, and use a little fandom knowledge to solve the mystery before your time runs out. Get your geek on this January! The Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque County Library, James Kennedy Public Library, Comic World & Games, and Dyersville Comics & Games bring you JanFanCon—a month-long, all-ages celebration of science fiction, fantasy, tabletop games, anime, and more. RSVP. 563-582-0008. carnegiestout.org/janfancon2022.

Food For Thought: A Winter Market Speaker Series
Last Saturday through April: January 29 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Join Dubuque Winter Farmers Market for engaging conversations with farmers, advocates, and food system disrupters who will help you make connections to the broader food system. Support for the Food For Thought Series is provided by Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Dubuque, and Four Mounds Foundation. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com/speakerseries.

Lori Gravel and the Timber City Ramblers
Saturday January 29 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

This fundraiser for Ohnward Fine Arts Center features the talents of Lori Gravel, Curt Lichter, Mark Lyon, Danny Parker, Mark Oberfell, and Shawn Vasquez. This group made up of local musicians will be playing all of your favorite songs from Loretta Lynn, Emmy Lou Harris, Patsy Cline, Linda Rondstadt, and many more! Songs you may not have heard in a while and didn’t know you were missing. $22 adv/$25 door adults; $13 adv/$15 door students. 1215 E. Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

90’s Dance Party featuring Fool House
Saturday, January 29 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
A LIVE musical event paying homage to the golden era of boy bands, pop stars, hip hop, and pop punk. With a larger than life production, this show recreates the sights, sounds, and energy of the biggest stars of the ’90s. All shows are 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Sushi Roll
Saturday, January 29 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Formed in early 2012, Sushi Roll quickly perfected their own unique blend of high-energy dance music and rock n’ roll swagger. Sushi Roll is made up of one part driving rock band, one part light-hearted pop, and one part over-the-top theatrical verve. They easily transition between revved-up versions of your favorite pop and rock hits by artists like Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, P!nk, Madonna and the Jackson 5…connecting them into one a non-stop musical journey that is perfect entertainment for bars, clubs, festivals, private/corporate events and more! Welcome to the Land of the Rising Fun…with Sushi Roll! Ages 21+. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Big Bore Enterprise Gun Show
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

A limited concessions menu will be offered. Cash bar on Friday and Saturday. $8 adult, $1 ages 18 and under, $10 weekend pass (enter at 4 p.m. on Friday), free for veterans and civil and military servants. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-590-4248. dbqfair.com.

Puzzle Swap
Sunday, January 30 @ 9 AM–4 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Bring your old puzzles to River Lights, and purchase any other used puzzle for just $1 (limit 5). River Lights will match every dollar with all proceeds going to charity. Plus all new puzzles are 25% off! 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes: Let’s Pretend
Mondays: January 31–March 7 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Take a trip to the world of make believe. Kids use their imagination and self-expression to build concentration, confidence, and communication skills. The goal is to have fun discovering the world of theater! Space is limited to 16 kids per class. Teachers: Sue Riedel and Don Brauhn. K–1st Grade. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Masks are required for all that are not fully vaccinated. Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 19. $70. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: January 31 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Freedom Riders, performed by Mad River Theater Works
Monday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Freedom Riders explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the civil rights movement. The play demonstrates the importance of working together to affect change and specifically how non-violent protest was used to combat the cruelties of segregation. Set in 1961, freedom riders—both Black and White Americans—decided to travel together on buses that crossed state lines purposefully disregarding the hateful segregation practices that were still commonplace in so many parts of the United States. The unforgettable heroes and the facts behind the events portrayed in Freedom Riders are essential to a full understanding of the civil rights era and American history. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

February 2022

Early Explorers: F is for Flower
1st Tuesday: February 1 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: February 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes: I’ve Got Rhythm
Tuesdays: February 1–March 8 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Rhythm brings music to life in this fast-paced and fun class. Use rhythm instruments, movement, and body percussion to find the beat! Space is limited to 10 kids. Teacher: Sue Flogel. K–2nd Grade. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Masks are required for all that are not fully vaccinated. Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 19. $70. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: February 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes: Creative Theatric
Wednesdays: February 2–March 9 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Use beginning acting techniques and cultivate skills that help build confident and comfort on stage using stories and short plays as a foundation. Focus on creating believable characters using props, costumes, pantomime, and dialogue. Space is limited to 16 kids per class. Teachers: Sue Riedel and Don Brauhn. 2nd–3rd Grades. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Masks are required for all that are not fully vaccinated. Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 19. $70. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes: Acting
Thursdays: February 3–March 10 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Focus on acting skills and how to create believable characters. Explore improvisation, stage movement, and pantomime. Use skits and short plays to work on mastering the skills needed in acting on stage. Space is limited to 16 kids per class. Teachers: Sue Riedel and Don Brauhn. 4th–6th Grades. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Masks are required for all that are not fully vaccinated. Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 19. $70. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

School’s Out Day Camps: Spineless
Friday, February 4 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

What do a centipede, jellyfish, and crayfish all have in common? No backbone! Come learn all about invertebrates. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes: Musical Theater 101
Fridays: February 4–March 11 @ 4:30–6 PM
Bell Tower Theater

This fast-paced, fun-filled and educational class will teach singing, character interpretation, and simple choreography using scenes from musicals. Space is limited to 16 kids. Teacher: Sue Flogel. 4th–6th Grades. Financial assistance scholarships are available for qualified families. Masks are required for all that are not fully vaccinated. Deadline for enrollment is Jan. 19. $95. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: February 4 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series: Mike & Mike Show
Mike & Mike Show (Mike Mercury & Mike Marvell): Friday, February 4 @ 8 PM
Ben Ulin with Jen Kuhle: Saturday, March 5 @ 8 PM
TBA: Saturday, April 16 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

Wisconsin native Mike Mercury is a professional stand-up comedian and writer who has been involved in the performing arts in one form or another since he was 8 years old. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles and joined an improvisational training and performance group called L.A. Connection. After a year with them, he formed his own Improv group, High Adventure. After passing an audition for Mitzi Shore at the world renowned Comedy Store, they quickly became a favorite act there, appearing weekly while opening for Louie Anderson, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison, and Andrew “Dice” Clay, just to namedrop a few. After moving back to Wisconsin, Mike played the lead in a production of an original political satire called Election Rejection: How I Flunked Out of the Electoral College and was hired as a permanent act at the Piccadilly Comedy Pub. Mike quickly became an audience favorite and a headliner at comedy clubs all across America.  Mike Marvell has been doing comedy professionally for over 25 years, although he’s been making people laugh his whole life. His comedy is based on growing up in Wisconsin… football, hunting, fishing, his family, and his wife and kids.  Instant likability, he reminds you of your crazy cousin, the guy next door, your brother-in-law. Even if you don’t hire him, you’ll still want to hang out with him. Tickets increase by $5 day of show. $19.25 Reserved seats; $35.25 box seats. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: February 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: February 5 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Early Explorers: F is for Flower
1st Saturday: February 5 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: March 1 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Des Moines
Saturday, February 5 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

That Golden Girls Show!—A Puppet Parody
Saturday, February 5 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Fans of the classic TV comedy The Golden Girls are in for a special treat when the historic Five Flags Theater plays host to a performance of That Golden Girls Show!—A Puppet Parody on Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments—with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, Jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St. Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series. $29–$69. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254.

Too Hype Crew
Saturday, February 5 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Alright STOP. Collaborate an’ LIS-en. Remember when hip hop Talked About Sex? When you could Bust a Move, Shake the Rump, do the Humpty and no one was poppin’ caps? When Bell Biv Devoe called all y’all tricks “Poison” and warned all the fellas to “never trust a big butt & a smiiiiiiile”? We do too. And that’s why Q is bringing in the Too Hype Crew. There is simply no band anywhere like the Too Hype Crew. It is a tribute to classic, late 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s hip hop and R&B party anthems, featuring all-live music (no tracks) from a six piece band, accompanied by choreographed “Fly Girl” dancers. It’s a party band…it’s a show…it’s art…it’s madness on stage — all packaged in an unprecedented way. THC has opened for countless hip hop artists like Nelly, Vanilla Ice, Naughty by Nature, Tone Loc, Digital Underground, Jason Derulo… and THC is the only band in the past decade to perform at the Playboy Mansion. Ages 21+. $10+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: February 7 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: February 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: February 9 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Allison Uselman
Wednesday, February 9 @ 7 PM
Online

Allison Uselman, winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2021 Fiction Contest, will read from and discuss her work. Born, raised, and currently living in Madison, Allison attended Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she graduated in 2019 with a degree in English and with a studio art minor. In her free time Allison draws, bikes, watches M*A*S*H reruns, and snuggles her dog, George. She hopes to one day attend art school somewhere near the ocean, where she can continue drawing baby animals, wildflowers, and pouty self-portraits. Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners which includes the Wednesday author talks and discussions. RSVP. $5 Suggested donation. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: February 11 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Friday, February 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Off the Grid
February 11–12, 17–19, and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 13, 20, and 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Duke Ellington Orchestra with Guest Vocalist Dianne Schuur
Friday, February 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
The Duke Ellington Orchestra has been performing worldwide for the past 88 years under the guidance of three generations of the Ellington family and plan to continue to do so for many years to come. Born in 1899, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is still regarded as one of the most prolific American composers of the 20th century. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and performing on world tours. Ellington called his music “American music” rather than jazz, and he liked to describe those who impressed him as “beyond category.” Ellington remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music, and he is widely considered as one of the 20th century’s best-known African American personalities. As both a composer and bandleader, Ellington influenced millions of people. He gave American music its own sound for the first time. In his 50-year career, Ellington played over 20,000 performances in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. He led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974 at the age of 75. At this point, his son Mercer Ellington took leadership of the band. Mercer was an accomplished trumpet player and composer who wrote many songs for his father’s orchestra including the standard “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.” In the early 1980s he became the first conductor for a Broadway musical of his father’s music, Sophisticated Ladies. Under his direction, he toured and recorded the orchestra for the next 22 years until his own death in 1996. The baton was then passed to Mercer’s youngest son, Paul Mercer Ellington, who had been leading the orchestra and fearlessly preserving the music and legacy of Duke Ellington. For the past three years while Paul is at New York University studying for his master’s degree in film production, Charlie Young, the talented sax player and arranger and professor at Howard University, has been acting as the conductor touring the world with the famous Duke Ellington Orchestra. Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur has long been regarded as one of contemporary jazz’s leading figures. Her perfect pitch has led Schuur in a distinguished recording career that spans three decades. Notable collaborations include the Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Charles, and Jose Feliciano, among countless others. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Donnie Baker
February 11 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Donnie Baker, real name Ron Sexton, is a comedy character that is “trapped in the eighties” and “will never admit defeat.” With known catchphrases such as “I’ll say it right to your face,” “I swear to God,” and “State Law!”, Sexton plays the archetype of the Kentucky redneck caricature. Baker first made an appearance on The Bob & Tom Show in 2005, when Sexton was doing voice work on a number of characters for popular episodes. Basing his writing on people that he met at high school, Sexton says that after travelling to perform Donnie Baker, he realized just how universal the character was. 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Foo Foo Dolls
Friday, February 11 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Unlike any other band you’ve ever seen, the Foo Foo Dolls features six lead singers, several from 90s National acts, all multi instrumentalists, in an ever-changing high energy all 90s stage show that will get people out of their seats! From Matchbox 20 to Rage, from Cake to Green Day, they don’t play B-sides, they play to get you engaged! Veterans of the Madison and National music scene, the Foo Foo Dolls bring the highest energy stage show that is professional both on stage and off! Foo Foo Dolls can’t wait to bring their brand of 90s nostalgia and a night of unforgettable entertainment to you! Ages 21+. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: February 12 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Kristina Castañeda
2nd Saturday through April: February 12 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: February 12 @ 2–4 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
February 12 @ 3 & 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

“Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour, and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Mueller, the critically-acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Off the Grid
February 12, 17–19, and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 13, 20, and 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Buddy Holly Dance
Saturday, February 12 @ 8 PM–Midnight
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Buddy Holly Dance featuring music by Doug Collins. Many door prizes will be given away—must be present to win. $7 Adv/$9 door. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Off the Grid
February 13, 20, and 27 @ 2 PM
February 17–19 and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles Winter Concert
Sunday, February 13 @ 5 PM
Five Flags Center

Join the DYSE String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Philharmonia for their winter concert. Doors at 4:30 p.m. Masks required. $11 Adult; $6 children. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: February 14 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: February 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: February 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: February 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Kathie Giorgio
Wednesday, February 16 @ 7 PM
Online

Kathie Giorgio, winner of the Wisconsin Writers Association 2021 Poetry Contest, will read from and discuss her work. Kathie is the author of five novels, two story collections, a collection of essays, and two poetry chapbooks. A full-length poetry collection, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See, was released in 2020. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in fiction and poetry and awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Silver Pen Award for Literary Excellence, the Pencraft Award for Literary Excellence, and the Eric Hoffer Award In Fiction. She is the director and founder of the international creative writing studio, AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop LLC. Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners which includes the Wednesday author talks and discussions. RSVP. $5 Suggested donation. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: February 16 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Thursday, February 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Off the Grid
February 17–19 and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 20 and 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: February 18 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Tean USA U17
Friday, February 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Off the Grid
February 18–19 and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 20 and 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: February 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: February 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Off the Grid
February 19 and 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 20 and 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Off the Grid
February 20 and 27 @ 2 PM
February 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: February 20 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase. Fully accessible. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: February 21 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: February 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: February 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: February 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Wednesday, February 23 @ 7 PM
Online

Dasha Kelly Hamilton, 2021-22 Wisconsin Poet Laureate, will read from and discuss her work. Dasha is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. She is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums, and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences, and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Dasha has facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius, and Beirut. Her touring production, Makin’ Cake, uniquely engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class, and equity. Dasha is a national Rubinger Fellow and, concurrently, Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin. Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners which includes the Wednesday author talks and discussions. RSVP. $5 Suggested donation. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

School’s Out Day Camps: Mammal Mania
Thursday, February 24 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Who is the true “king of the beasts?” We look at the characteristics and adaptations of various mammals to see who will best survive in different climates and habitats. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Off the Grid
February 24–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

School’s Out Day Camps: Water Worlds
Friday, February 25 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

One river can house numerous water worlds. From wetlands to main channel, the river has many different types of homes, each perfect for different types of animals. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: February 25 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Off the Grid
February 25–26 @ 7:30 PM
February 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Steel Magnolias
February 25 and 26 and March 4 and 5 @ 7:30 PM
February 27 and March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: February 26 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Food For Thought: A Winter Market Speaker Series
Last Saturday through April: February 26 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Join Dubuque Winter Farmers Market for engaging conversations with farmers, advocates, and food system disrupters who will help you make connections to the broader food system. Support for the Food For Thought Series is provided by Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Dubuque, and Four Mounds Foundation. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com/speakerseries.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Saturday, February 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Off the Grid
February 26 @ 7:30 PM
February 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Steel Magnolias
February 26 and March 4 and 5 @ 7:30 PM
February 27 and March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Spazmatics
Saturday, February 26 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

From the creators of the World Famous Afrodisiacs comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s decade we’d love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999; only it’s not! Ages 21+. $10+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Off the Grid
February 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The special Valentine’s comedy Off the Grid gets on the stage at the Bell Tower Theater on Feb. 11–27 for its United States premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect who is anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband, Leonard, reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something… Early Bird performances on Feb. 11 and 12 are $11.50, and all other performances are $23. Thursdays are Girls Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Steel Magnolias
February 27 and March 6 @ 2 PM
March 4 and 5 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Sunday, February 27 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: February 28 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

March 2022

Early Explorers: G is for Gar
1st Tuesday: March 1 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: March 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: March 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: March 4 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Steel Magnolias
March 4 and 5 @ 7:30 PM
March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: March 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: March 5 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Early Explorers: G is for Gar
1st Saturday: March 5 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: April 2 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Steel Magnolias
March 5 @ 7:30 PM
March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series: Ben Ulin with Jen Kuhle
Ben Ulin with Jen Kuhle: Saturday, March 5 @ 8 PM
TBA: Saturday, April 16 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Theater

Ben Ulin is the host of the longest running show at the Adventureland theme park in suburban Des Moines. He has been named the “funniest person in Iowa” by Showtime. Beyond the borders of the Hawkeye state, Ulin wows audiences all over the world with his amazing mix of magic and comedy. Jen Kuhle got her start performing at an improv theater in Des Moines, IA about a decade ago and has seen her career grow from there. Her improv career took her to stages all across the Midwest plus the East Coast and even to Scotland. As a stand-up, she shares hilarious stories about her daily interactions with naughty children! Tickets increase by $5 day of show. $19.25 Reserved seats; $35.25 box seats. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com. Tickets increase by $5 day of show. $19.25 Reserved seats; $35.25 box seats. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Pork Tornadoes
Saturday, March 5 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

The Pork Tornadoes are a powerful party band that has played all around the Midwest at the best and biggest bars, festivals, corporate events and weddings. Having played more than 600+ shows in the last 12 years, this band has perfected their live show into an experience you won’t find anywhere else. Wide variety of covers played by good-looking, well mannered men, who like Guinness, whiskey and may or may not have beards. #YourGirlfriendsFavoriteBand. Ages 21+. $10+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Steel Magnolias
March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The play by Robert Harling, on which the 1989 film was based, follows the lives of strong southern women in Northwest Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop, the women are all sass and brass. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular there. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: March 7 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: March 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: March 11 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Friday, March 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Paula Poundstone
Friday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Pioneering stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone brings her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit to the Five Flags Theater on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. With accolades reaching back to the late 1980s, Poundstone continues to receive acclaim for her comedy specials, books, and regular appearances on NPR’s news quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of “the 5 funniest stand-up specials ever.” Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Also an author, Paula’s second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, was one of eight semi-finalists for The Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. The audiobook was one of five finalists for the Audio Book of the Year AUDIE award. Paula just released a new album, Paula Poundstone Goes to College (For One Night). She is the winner of an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and has accumulated a list of other awards and accolades too long to mention. She continues to be recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential stand-up comedians of our time. $36–$44. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Mike Super, Magician
Friday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Mike Super and his gifted spirit “Desmond” have amazed Howie Mandel, Kim Kardashian, Howard Stern, Ariana Grande, Tina Fey, Heidi Klum, Nick Cannon, Kenny Chesney, and Ellen DeGeneres to name but a few! He is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime United States network television. He has been named Entertainer of the Year, Best Performing Artist of the Year, and Best Novelty Performer of the Year. He also was voted America’s Favorite Mystifier on NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon. Mystified is exactly how you will leave this performance as Mike Super achieves the unfathomable right before your eyes! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: March 12 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: JazzQ
2nd Saturday through April: March 12 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: March 12 @ 2–4 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 12 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Pirates of Penzance, performed by New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Sunday, March 13 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Everyone has pretended to be a pirate at some point! Set sail with this classic musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history and America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble—the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2,000 performances of the G&S masterpieces throughout the United States. This tale features a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrating the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. A ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley and you’ve got what The New York Times calls, “An endearing production with high musical standards and spirited performances.” 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: March 14 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: March 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: March 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: March 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday: March 16 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org/womens-art-party.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: March 16 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Skerryvore, Award-Winning Scottish Band
Thursday, March 17 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

The best in contemporary Scottish music! Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music “Live Act of the Year” Award, Skerryvore creates a unique fusion of folk, traditional, rock, and pop that represents the different personalities of the band members who each hail from different regions of Scotland. Skerryvore has a growing fanbase worldwide with the promise of much more to come having played Dubuque’s Irish Hooley in summer 2019 to huge acclaim. Their UD appearance will be a can’t miss, high energy, St. Patrick’s Day musical blowout! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: March 18 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: March 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: March 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Ole & Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal
Sunday, March 20 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Lena saw a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and decides that’s what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary; but the only thing on Ole’s mind these days is the Lodge’s ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor, Sven, are going to win the “whole deal.” Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into covering for him so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this comedy about love, marriage, and growing old together. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: March 20 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase. Fully accessible. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: March 21 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: March 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: March 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: March 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: March 25 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
Friday, March 25 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: March 26 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Food For Thought: A Winter Market Speaker Series
Last Saturday through April: March 26 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Join Dubuque Winter Farmers Market for engaging conversations with farmers, advocates, and food system disrupters who will help you make connections to the broader food system. Support for the Food For Thought Series is provided by Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Dubuque, and Four Mounds Foundation. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com/speakerseries.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
Saturday, March 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Raisin in the Sun, performed by National Players
Saturday, March 26 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
The members of the Younger family dream bigger than the small house where they live on the south side of Chicago in the 1950s. When their deceased father’s insurance money comes through, those dreams might actually become reality. Walter Lee wants to run his own business and earn financial independence, but his sister, Beneatha, dreams of attending medical school. Meanwhile, their mother, Lena, wants to move them all to a bigger home in a White neighborhood. What will finally allow the Youngers to move up in the world, and who will have their dreams deferred? 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: March 29 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

April 2022

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: April 1 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: April 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: April 2 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Early Explorers: H is for Home
1st Saturday: April 2 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: April 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

All That Remains
Saturday, April 2 @ 6:30 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Since their formation in Massachusetts during 1998, All That Remains have built an undeniable legacy upheld by airtight songcraft, knifepoint precise metallic instrumentation, and stadium-size hard rock hooks. As a result, they’ve outlasted trials, tribulations, and trends to stand tall as as one of this century’s most consistent purveyors of heavy music with a bulletproof canon of arena-worthy anthems. All That Remains’discography is highlighted by success at Active Rock including radio hits in the top 10 such as “Two Weeks,” “What If I Was Nothing,” and their first number one “Stand Up,”. Averaging 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify (an unprecedented feat for a metal band in any era), while cumulative sales eclipse 1 million albums worldwide. Not to mention, they’ve earned five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and four in the Top 5. Most recently, 2017’s Madness spawned the smash cover of Garth Brooks’ “The Thunder Rolls,” which trended on VEVO and generated 21 million plus total views and 8 million Spotify streams in under a year’s time. In addition to packing houses as a headliner, they’ve practically burned down festival stages everywhere from Rock on the Range to Welcome to Rockville. In 2018, the quintet—Philip Labonte [lead vocals], Oli Herbert [lead guitar], Mike Martin [rhythm guitar], Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals]—perfect their patented pummeling by wasting no time or energy at all on their ninth full-length album, Victim of the New Disease [Fearless Records]. — Rick Florino, September 2018 Ages 21+. $25+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

The Heartland Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Ballet
April 2 and 9 @ 7:30 PM
April 3 and 10 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The classic Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, will be produced by Heartland Ballet, the pre-professional wing of Dubuque City Youth Ballet. For the dances from the Dubuque Academy of Ballet, this production often is the culmination of their many years of training. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

The Heartland Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Ballet
April 3 and 10 @ 2 PM
April 9 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The classic Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, will be produced by Heartland Ballet, the pre-professional wing of Dubuque City Youth Ballet. For the dances from the Dubuque Academy of Ballet, this production often is the culmination of their many years of training. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: April 4 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Guest Organist Chelsea Chen, John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Recital Series
Monday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Concert Organist Chelsea Chen “is not just another success story,” so quoted James Chute of the San Diego Tribune. Her distinctive flair and bravado, mastery of repertoire, and command of the instrument have dazzled audiences around the world. The Los Angeles Times praised her “rare musicality,” “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible.” Her performance at Heritage Center will feature repertoire that showcases Chen’s virtuosity and range. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Early Explorers: H is for Home
1st Tuesday: April 5 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: May 3 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: April 5 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: April 8 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Muskegon Lumberjacks
Friday, April 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: April 9 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: StringQ
2nd Saturday through April: April 9 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Masks required for ages 2+. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: April 9 @ 2–4 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown
Saturday, April 9 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Heartland Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Ballet
April 9 @ 7:30 PM
April 10 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The classic Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, will be produced by Heartland Ballet, the pre-professional wing of Dubuque City Youth Ballet. For the dances from the Dubuque Academy of Ballet, this production often is the culmination of their many years of training. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

The Heartland Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Ballet
April 10 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The classic Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky, will be produced by Heartland Ballet, the pre-professional wing of Dubuque City Youth Ballet. For the dances from the Dubuque Academy of Ballet, this production often is the culmination of their many years of training. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: April 11 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: April 12 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: April 13 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Living Coast with Montopolis—Film, Songs, and Stories from the Texas Gulf Coast
Wednesday, April 13 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This orchestra chamber rock group provides the musical backdrop to a gorgeous cinematic experience with dynamic storytelling focused on the Texas gulf coast. Surfers and sailors, shrimpers and oilmen, poets and scientists all share their stories about this complicated region of serene beauty, vast industry, and incredible contradictions. Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, Texas, that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. This is an engaging, multi-media event that combines live music with video and interactive storytelling meant to inspire people from all walks of life to consider how best to steward the land and the ocean for the next generation. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy
Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

A harmonica and absolute hilarity that will remind you of home. You know him from ABC’s hit comedy sitcom According to Jim and Saturday Night Live as well as the front man of R&B band The Blues Brothers. Now Heritage Center welcomes Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy to John and Alice Butler Hall for a night of rambunctious, rumbling laughter! Accompanying Belushi are Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell, and Joshua Funk, all of whom are classically trained professional improvisers who tour regularly nationwide. Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy features the group’s Second City improv style, years of incredible experience, and each individual’s unique humor in a high-energy, interactive setting. As they say in improv, you’ve never seen this show before, and you will never see it again! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

School’s Out Day Camps: Get Ready for Gardening
Friday, April 15 @ 9 AM–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Using the greenhouse as our backdrop, learn why we use them for gardening and the science behind how one works. We will help prepare to plant some seeds for the River Museum and get some seeds to take home. Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School’s Out Day Camps that take place on weekdays when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. The programs are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. Grades K–5. RSVP required one week before each session. $50 members; $60 non-members. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: April 15 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: April 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: April 16 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay
Saturday, April 16 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: April 17 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase. Fully accessible. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: April 18 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: April 18 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: April 19 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: April 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Spamilton: An American Parody
Tuesday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Don’t miss this “convulsively funny” (NY Times) parody from the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in Dubuque for one night only. Barbara Hoffman of the New York Post says it’s “the next best thing to seeing Hamilton!” 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: April 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday: April 20 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org/womens-art-party.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: April 20 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: April 22 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Friday, April 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: April 23 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: April 25 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: April 26 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: April 27 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: April 29 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: April 30 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Food For Thought: A Winter Market Speaker Series
Last Saturday through April: April 30 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

Join Dubuque Winter Farmers Market for engaging conversations with farmers, advocates, and food system disrupters who will help you make connections to the broader food system. Support for the Food For Thought Series is provided by Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Dubuque, and Four Mounds Foundation. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com/speakerseries.

May 2022

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: May 2 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Early Explorers: I is for Insect
1st Tuesday: May 3 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: May 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: May 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: May 6 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 7 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 7 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Early Explorers: I is for Insect
1st Tuesday: May 3 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: June 4 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: May 9 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: May 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: May 11 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: May 13 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 14 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 14 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: May 14 @ 2–4 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: May 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

Casual meet up for car enthusiasts. All makes/models/years welcomed! Coffee and donuts available, all proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 3925 Dodge St. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: May 15 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase. Fully accessible. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles Spring Concert
Sunday, May 15 @ 5 PM
TBA

Join the DYSE String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Philharmonia for their spring concert. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: May 16 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: May 16 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: May 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: May 17 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Cuba City Community Market
3rd Wednesday through September: May 18 @ 4–7 PM
Presidential Plaza (Cuba City, WI)

A variety of produce, canned goods, crafts, and more. 207 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. CubaCity.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: May 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday: May 18 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org/womens-art-party.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: May 20 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 21 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 21 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Galena LitFest: Lunch in the Park with Mary Shelley
Sunday, May 22 @ 11 AM
Grant Park (Galena, IL)

The library is very excited to announce a new component to LitFest. Actress Debra Miller returns by popular demand to perform a one woman show of historical author Mary Shelley. This event will take place under the Grant Park Pavilion and includes a picnic lunch. 625 Park Ave, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: May 23 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: May 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: May 25 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: May 25 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: May 27 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 28 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 28 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 9: May 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: May 30 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: May 31 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

June 2022

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 3 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 4 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 4 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Early Explorers: J is for Jellyfish
1st Saturday: June 4 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: June 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 9: June 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sunday through August: June 5 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The 29th season boasts 13 weeks of stellar live music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: June 6 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Early Explorers: J is for Jellyfish
1st Tuesday: June 7 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: July 2 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: June 7 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 8 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 10 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 11 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: June 11 @ 2–4 PM
Online

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. Submit work one week in advance to receive feedback and critique. RSVP. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 9: June 12 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sunday through August: June 12 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The 29th season boasts 13 weeks of stellar live music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: June 13 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: June 14 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Cuba City Community Market
3rd Wednesday through September: June 15 @ 4–7 PM
Presidential Plaza (Cuba City, WI)

A variety of produce, canned goods, crafts, and more. 207 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. CubaCity.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: June 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center

She Unites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday: June 15 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org/womens-art-party.

Free Salsa/Bachata Dance Lesson
3rd Saturday: June 15 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack
Adam’s Dance Connection hosts a free salsa/bachata dance lesson before Latin rave night with DJ Papi. No partner needed. No experience necessary. 62 East 7th St. 563-845-9729. akiefferdance@yahoo.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 17 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

Tesla
Friday, June 17 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s eruption of leather, spandex, and big hair, but this band has never been about those things. Hardly. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic, 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like The Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith. They were never a flavor of the month. TESLA’s legacy is alive and well as they continue to record and sellout venues all over the world. As comfortable, rugged, and dependable as your favorite pair of boots, they endure. TESLA is a celebration of the greatest spirits of rock and roll. $39.50 GA; $54.50 Turpin Tailgate Zone. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

The Sound of Music
June 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
June 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

The Sound of Music
June 18, 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
June 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 9: June 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: June 19 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

Casual meet up for car enthusiasts. All makes/models/years welcomed! Coffee and donuts available, all proceeds go to Veteran’s Freedom Center. 3925 Dodge St. facebook.com/dubuquecarsandcoffee.

The Sound of Music
June 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
June 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: June 19 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase. Fully accessible. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

Music in the Gardens
Sunday through August: June 19 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The 29th season boasts 13 weeks of stellar live music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: June 20 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: June 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: June 21 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: June 21 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

The Sound of Music
June 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
June 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 24 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

Come for friends and food. 390 Locust St. 563-845-0070.

The Sound of Music
June 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
June 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: June 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
October @ 8 AM–Noon
Near 12th and Iowa St
Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a variety of produce, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to art and crochet blankets. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

The Sound of Music
June 25 @ 7:30 PM
June 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 9: June 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

The Sound of Music
June 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music has become a musical beloved around the world. This spirited musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will thrill audiences with its multiple award-winning songs, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Audiences will leave reminded that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sunday through August: June 26 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The 29th season boasts 13 weeks of stellar live music in a variety of styles. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: June 27 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

Come for friends and euchre. 3050 Asbury Rd. 815-297-3308.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: June 28 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 29 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

July 2022

Early Explorers: K is for Kite
1st Saturday: July 2 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: July 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

Ghost Saturday Show
Saturdays: July 2, 16, and 30 and September 3 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Make the trek to the Field of Dreams Movie Site and watch the iconic Ghost Players come out of the corn as they put on a special, FREE, interactive hour and a half comedy show coined the “Greatest Show on Dirt!” This is a memorable experience for the entire family that is sure to put a smile on your face! Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Consider making this experience even more magical by becoming a VIP! Enjoy the show from the best seat in the house: the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House along with other great benefits. Visit the event webpage to learn more about becoming a VIP and to purchase tickets. Get yours today before they are gone! Free. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Early Explorers: K is for Kite
1st Tuesday: July 5 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: August 2 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

MFC Teen Nights
Tuesdays: July 5 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center
Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Ghost Saturday Show
Saturdays: July 16 and 30 and September 3 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Make the trek to the Field of Dreams Movie Site and watch the iconic Ghost Players come out of the corn as they put on a special, FREE, interactive hour and a half comedy show coined the “Greatest Show on Dirt!” This is a memorable experience for the entire family that is sure to put a smile on your face! Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Consider making this experience even more magical by becoming a VIP! Enjoy the show from the best seat in the house: the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House along with other great benefits. Visit the event webpage to learn more about becoming a VIP and to purchase tickets. Get yours today before they are gone! Free. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 24 and 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 23, 28, 29 and 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 24 and 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 24 and 31 @ 2 PM
July 28, 29 and 30 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 28, 29 and 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 29 and 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Ghost Saturday Show
Saturdays: July 30 and September 3 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Make the trek to the Field of Dreams Movie Site and watch the iconic Ghost Players come out of the corn as they put on a special, FREE, interactive hour and a half comedy show coined the “Greatest Show on Dirt!” This is a memorable experience for the entire family that is sure to put a smile on your face! Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Consider making this experience even more magical by becoming a VIP! Enjoy the show from the best seat in the house: the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House along with other great benefits. Visit the event webpage to learn more about becoming a VIP and to purchase tickets. Get yours today before they are gone! Free. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The modern musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is based on the 1988 MGM film of the same name. Set in the exotic French Riviera, Lawrence Jameson makes his living by smooth talking rich, single women out of their money. He has been in the trade for many years and has got his technique down to a tee. But then he bumps into Freddy Benson… Freddy takes a humbler, more laid-back approach, swindling women with emotional lies about his grandmother’s failing health and his own economic struggles. Hilarity and confusion ensue as the two men pull out all the steps to prove they are the best con man in town. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

August 2022

Early Explorers: L is for Leaf
1st Tuesday: August 2 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: August 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

County Line Country Fest
August 4–6
38325 Bouska Rd, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Witness an exciting musical festivity brought to you by County Line Country Fest. Combining family-friendly camping with great musical acts, the three-day event is packed with fun-filled activities for everyone. The lineup includes Aug. 4 Tracy Lawrence; Aug. 5 Justin Moore, Gary Allan, Craig Morgan, The Cadillac Three; and Aug. 6 Chris Janson, Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr, Neal McCoy. Camping available. 608-306-1457. countylinecountryfest.com.

County Line Country Fest
August 5–6
38325 Bouska Rd, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Witness an exciting musical festivity brought to you by County Line Country Fest. Combining family-friendly camping with great musical acts, the three-day event is packed with fun-filled activities for everyone. The lineup includes Aug. 4 Tracy Lawrence; Aug. 5 Justin Moore, Gary Allan, Craig Morgan, The Cadillac Three; and Aug. 6 Chris Janson, Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr, Neal McCoy. Camping available. 608-306-1457. countylinecountryfest.com.

Early Explorers: L is for Leaf
1st Saturday: August 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Join each month and discover the ABCs of the world around us. Hands-on and active activities including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/early-explorers.

County Line Country Fest
August 6
38325 Bouska Rd, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Witness an exciting musical festivity brought to you by County Line Country Fest. Combining family-friendly camping with great musical acts, the three-day event is packed with fun-filled activities for everyone. The lineup includes Aug. 4 Tracy Lawrence; Aug. 5 Justin Moore, Gary Allan, Craig Morgan, The Cadillac Three; and Aug. 6 Chris Janson, Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr, Neal McCoy. Camping available. 608-306-1457. countylinecountryfest.com.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Friday, August 19 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 20 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s annual summer youth musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This student adaptation of Monty Python’s Spamalot hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Saturday, August 20 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s annual summer youth musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This student adaptation of Monty Python’s Spamalot hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Sunday, August 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

The Grand’s annual summer youth musical is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This student adaptation of Monty Python’s Spamalot hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.” 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

September 2022

Ghost Saturday Show
Saturday, September 3 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Make the trek to the Field of Dreams Movie Site and watch the iconic Ghost Players come out of the corn as they put on a special, FREE, interactive hour and a half comedy show coined the “Greatest Show on Dirt!” This is a memorable experience for the entire family that is sure to put a smile on your face! Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and bug spray. Consider making this experience even more magical by becoming a VIP! Enjoy the show from the best seat in the house: the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House along with other great benefits. Visit the event webpage to learn more about becoming a VIP and to purchase tickets. Get yours today before they are gone! Free. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Romantic Galena Reads Book Fair
September 10 @ 10 AM–3 PM
DeSoto House Hotel (Galena, IL)
The 1st annual Romantic Galena Reads book fair hosts around 30 romance authors from all over the country, including bestselling and award-winning authors of every romance genre—contemporary, historical, suspense, western, paranormal, and more—everything from sweet to steamy. Attending authors include bestselling authors Penelope Douglas, Zoe Blake, Marci Bolden, Mickey Miller, Measha Stone, Adrienne Giordano, Dylann Crush, Beth Carter, Evan Grace, PJ Fiala, and many more. Author Nancy Naigle, who has had many of her books made into Hallmark movies, will be there. Cover model Robert Kelly will also be in attendance. Free. 230 S Main St, Galena, IL. wilddeadwoodreads.com/galena.