Events

Scarecrows Will Stand Out in Galena
Sunday, September 15 @ 11AM–4 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
Galena Center for the Arts is asking for scarecrows to be part of the Art That Stands Out in its Field exhibit, with a theme of fashionista. The fashion forward, or even backward scarecrow creations will be installed in the field next to the Center. They will be displayed until Sunday, November 3. The scarecrows should be appropriate in dress and not offensive, controversial or political in nature. 219 Summit St. 779-214-0261. GalenaCenterForTheArts.org.

Broadway Bound
Sunday, September 15 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School
This is a special “one-night only” concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring performances from the best of Broadway – performed by students from Dubuque Hempstead. This annual event has included classics from Rodgers and Hammerstein to contemporary songs from Jason Robert Brown. Over the past six years, this event has helped raise more than $15,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Come and see some outstanding musical performances and support this amazing cause! $5. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

The Lead Miner’s Daughter
Sunday, September 15 @ 2 PM

Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

In this Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, Adeline must try to save her father from an evil goblin down in the lead mines of old Wisconsin. She has help from a farmer, a cow and a badger. $5 Adults; $4 children. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia
Sunday, September 15 @ 2–4 PM
Platteville Public Library Community Room (Platteville, WI)

Join us in the Platteville Public Library for tea, finger sandwiches, and cookie decorating followed by a trivia contest in celebration of the new Downton Abbey film. Free. 225 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-7441 x4. PlattevillePublicLibrary.org.

Math Mania: Tessellation Art
Monday, September 16 @ 4 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
In this club, participants will engage in enjoyable games and activities that relate to math. This club is great for children of all skill levels and abilities. Ages 7–10. RSVP Required. 563-589-4225 x2228. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Sheet Pan Dinners: Fall Recipes
Monday, September 16 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Sheet pans aren’t just for baking cookies anymore. Join us at Convivium to discover the simplicity and versatility of making an entire meal on just one pan! In this hands-on class, you will make and enjoy three healthy, fall inspired sheet pan dinners – Sausage and Roasted Fall Veggies with Pomegranate, Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake, and a Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil. Clean eating has never been so easy to make and clean up. $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Digital Nature Photography
Monday, September 16 @ 6:30 PM
E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center

The Dubuque Camera Club invites Tri-State photography enthusiasts with an interest in nature photography to its meeting on Sept. 16. The club will judge digital nature photos from the N4C, a group of 37 midwestern photography clubs. Free. dubuquecameraclub.com.

Volun-Beer
Tuesday, September 17 @ 5–7 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co. Event Center
During the event, we will share a brief overview of a community need and how United Way supports that locally. Volunteers will package items that will be used to address a need in the community. They will also network and create relationships with other like-minded individuals. Volunteer, then toast to your hard work! Space is limited. RSVP. $10. 1098 Jackson St. DBQUnitedWay.org.

Monthly Writer’s Group
Tuesday, September 17 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Have you always wanted to write for publication? Is it your dream to someday see your byline in a magazine or your name on the cover of a book?  This monthly writer’s meet-up group allows time for you to share up to two pages of your writing with opportunities for feedback and critique from other writers. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to attend this monthly writing group. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Freewill donation. RSVP requested. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

International Day of Peace: 100 Thousand Poets for Change
Tuesday, September 17 @ 7:30–9 PM
Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
Join 100 Thousand Poets for Change, an evening of words shared by local poets committed to the pursuit of peace and justice. Worldwide poetry events each September have happened since 2011. The local event is curated by Jeannine M. Pitas. 100tpc.org. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Local at Hy-Vee
Wednesday, September 18 @ 3–6 PM
Asbury & Locust Hy-Vee
Thursday, September 19 @ 5:30–7PM
Dodge HY-Vee
Stop by Asbury and Locust Hy-Vee for local food samples paired with local wines and beers. It’s a great chance to meet local producers, and enjoy new locally produced products! At Dodge Hy-Vee, learn to expertly pair cheese and wine using locally produced wines and cheeses. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 18 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Steeple Square Organ Showcase
Wednesday, September 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Steeple Square
Featuring several organists and an up-close look at the organ. Installed in 1870 by Hook and Hastings Organ Company, the organ is a prized asset on our campus and we are eager to show it off! Cash bar available, all tips and proceeds from the event will help support our mission at Steeple Square. Free; $10 suggested donation. 563-235-3584. SteepleSquare.com.

September Local Foods Month: Local at Hy-Vee
Thursday, September 19 @ 5:30–7PM
Dodge HY-Vee
Stop by Asbury and Locust Hy-Vee for local food samples paired with local wines and beers. It’s a great chance to meet local producers, and enjoy new locally produced products! At Dodge Hy-Vee, learn to expertly pair cheese and wine using locally produced wines and cheeses. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Canvas Painting
Thursday, September 19 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Participants will paint a fall tree. Supplies will be provided.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller
Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Receive professional advice about how to prepare yourself and your properties for sale. The presentation will also have lots of tips for first-time home sellers and include plenty of time for questions. Jack Addington is a licensed realtor in Iowa and Arizona with 15 years of experience. He has a Master of Business Administration in international business from Arizona State University, a bachelor’s degree in business information systems, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) ®.  He also serves on the board of directors for the Dubuque Regional Humane Society. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Fathers, Sons & Holy Ghosts Of Baseball
Thursday, September 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Set within a single baseball season in 1974, author Tommy Murray’s novel, Fathers, Sons, and the Holy Ghosts of Baseball follows a band of misbehaving teens, three cantankerous coaches and a high school baseball team pushing for the championship. Enjoy an evening discussion (and baseball cookies!) with the author about the role baseball played in his life and former community of Bancroft, Iowa. Presented by Tom Murray. RSVP by Sept. 17. $5. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 19, 7 PM (Also Sept 20-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

The Nadas–Concert in the Courtyard
Thursday, September 19 @ 7 PM
Schmid Innovation Center (900 Jackson St)
Experience the Millwork District with this great free concert in the Schmid Innovation Center courtyard featuring favorite Midwest rockers, the Nadas. Sponsored by Gronen and Pigott.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 19 and 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Rise & Shine with the Jule & Trailways
Friday, September 20 @ 7–9 AM
Intermodal Transportation Center Parking Lot

Join The Jule for a special breakfast edition of Food Truck Friday at The Transportation Intermodal on 10th & Elm Street! All you have to do is get up a few minutes early so you can enjoy delicious hot breakfast items and coffee from local vendors in the Dubuque Historic Millwork District before heading to work. Free. facebook.com/events/2298573423742804.

Healing Harmonies Open Rehearsal
Friday, September 20 @ 12:45–2:15 PM
Luther Manor Grand Meadows

Northeast Iowa School of Music is now accepting registrations for the new Healing Harmonies Chorus, a community choir specifically designed to aid adults living with memory disorders and their caregivers. The Chorus will begin its first 12-week session on Friday, Sept. 20. Under the direction of music therapist Callie Mescher, the chorus seeks to create a musical and social experience that is supportive, nurturing, and fun for both the deeply forgetful and the caregivers. Other community members are invited to participate as well. Staff will be onsite at the first two rehearsals for registration. Adults with memory disorders must be accompanied by a caregiver. No musical experience necessary. RSVP requested. First session is free; $30 per person; $55 per pair. 5300 Grand Meadow Dr. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Chris Janson
Friday, September 20, 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Hits Include: “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” & “Good Vibes”
Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter.
In the four years since the release of his debut album, the three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats, including two No. 1 singles. He most recently took home the trophy for ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified, inspiring hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards. His chart-topping, double-Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” was named the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year and declared one of the “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by NSAI.
Tickets start at $29. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices increase three weeks prior to the show. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 20, 7 PM (Also Sept 21-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror
Friday, September 20 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in Joshua Kane’s compelling, thrilling, and interactive performance of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, and more. Punctuated with anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses humor and banter. In this swift-paced one-man show, audiences become active partners in creating the world of the play. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

The Revolutionists
September 20–21 and 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
September 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St)
The Revolutionists is presented by Fly-By-Night Productions. The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is in full swing. Meet four fearless women: a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and a former queen, who are intent on making their voices heard! This is a woman-powered comedy about violence and legacy, theatre and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, trying to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. Rated mature for language. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box office, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 20–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 20–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 21
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Praying with the Seasons: Fall Equinox
Saturday, September 21 @ 8-10 AM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome to this ecumenical, outdoor gathering. We’ll meet inside the main entrance at 8 a.m. and proceed outdoors from there. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Experience Horseshoe Mound – A Walking Tour
Saturday, September 21 @ 11 AM–Noon
Horseshoe Mound Preserve (Galena, IL)
Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our popular walking tours led by JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker. Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound and tour the many points of interest found at the preserve. Free. 1679 N Blackjack Rd, Galena, IL. JDCF.org.

Dubuque’s Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 21 @  11 AM–7 PM
A.Y. McDonald Park

Celebrate your German and Slavic Heritages at this family-friendly event, ticket prices are only $5 for adults and free for children 10 and under. All proceeds from Dubuque Oktoberfest benefit Camp Albrecht Acres, a camp for adults and kids with special needs in Sherrill, IA. Enjoy all-day music, food, beverages, entertainment and games. Also returning are the ever-popular events such as the weiner dog races at 2 p.m. and the stein holding contest at 4 p.m. The Bier Tasting event offers dozens of different beers. Attendance is limited, and a special ticket purchase of $25 is available in advance by Friday, September 7 or $35 September 8 through the day of at the door. Music will be provided by the Guttenberg German Band, Americana Band and the Loras College German Band. The University of Northern Iowa, International Dance Theatre will also be performing traditional German and Slavic Dances and giving dance lessons. German and Slavic families are encourage to use this event as a family reunion, leaving all the work up to the organizers while benefit a local non-profit organization. Held rain or shine. Tickets to Oktoberfest may be purchased at the gate or in advance at all Premier Bank locations. Bier Tasting tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 until Sept. 8 or $35 September 9 – 19 at http://www.dbqoktoberfest.org/tickets.html. 

International Day of Peace: Hike to Help Refugees
Saturday, September 21 @ Noon–2 PM
Start at Loras College (1450 Alta Vista St)
Meet outside Christ the King Chapel at Loras College., touch base at University of Dubuque outside Blades Chapel, and end at Clarke University. All proceeds raised go to the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which helps provide refugees with life sustaining tools. Register and/or donate at IowaUNA.org/events-calendar. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Suggested Donation: $20 adults; $10 students.

Downstairs at Downton
Saturday, September 21 @ 1–3 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Historian Kathy Wilson discusses the realities of domestic service at Highclere Castle (the real Downton Abbey). Enjoy tea and cookies during the first half-hour of the program before learning more about what life was really like on a great English estate in the early 20th century. Could the chauffeur really marry the daughter of an Earl? Would a maid help move a dead body to protect her mistress’ reputation? What about all that free time? Wilson will draw upon her more than 20 years of experience as an educator and historian to reveal the answers to these questions and more. Ages 18+. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2224. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

International Day of Peace: This How We BBQ in DBQ
Saturday, September 21 @ 1–5 PM

Clarke University Kehl Center (1550 Clarke Dr)
This community barbeque is an event where residents can bond and engage with different cultures through free food catered from a variety of local vendors. A live DJ will play family-friendly music and there will be activities. Community organizations, not-for-profit groups, and businesses can have free tables to hand out information. BBQinDBQ.org. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

Small Art Big Impact Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21 @ 2–5 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
Art sale of small pieces of donated original artwork (8 x 8 x 8-inch maximum) including drawings, paintings, sculptures, pottery, basketry, assemblage, jewelry and more. Each piece is hand-signed by the artist. This non-juried event will feature work from artists of all ages and abilities. Each piece will sell for $30 with all proceeds benefiting the Galena Center for the Arts. This fundraiser for the Galena Center for the Arts will also feature musical entertainment, beer and cider for sale and free popcorn. 779-214-0261. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL.

Women of Courage and Commitment
September, September 21 @ 3 PM
DeSoto Hotel (Galena, IL)
Meet some of our fabulous First Ladies, the power behind the power. The following First Ladies will be making a presentation: Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Lou Hoover, Helen Taft and Eleanor Roosevelt. A special guest will also be joining the ladies, Alice Longworth Roosevelt. $15. 515-777-0090.

Bloktoberfest
September 21
@ Millwork District

This 365ink Impact Award-Winning Millwork District Block Party features craft and domestic beers, live music, food vendors, Oktoberfest and strongman events, adults games and seriously tons of kids games and activities as well as huge BMX demonstrations. Presented by 7 Hills Brewing Company and Olliewood Action Sports.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 21, 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM (Also Sept 22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

The Revolutionists
September 21 and 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
September 22 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St)
The Revolutionists is presented by Fly-By-Night Productions. The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is in full swing. Meet four fearless women: a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and a former queen, who are intent on making their voices heard! This is a woman-powered comedy about violence and legacy, theatre and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, trying to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. Rated mature for language. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box office, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: September 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Vesperman Farms Fall Season
September 21–October 27
Vesperman Farms (8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI)
Vesperman Farms is busy getting ready for their fall season, opening on Saturday, Sept. 21 for its 16th year. Located at 8149 Stage Rd. just outside of Lancaster, WI, the fall season runs Sept. 21—Oct. 27. Weekday hours are noon–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $8.50 per person and 4 and under are free. Season passes are available for $16. Celebrating the fall in a big way is the corn maze, a 5-acre plot of twists and turns in the corn designed to commemorate 16 years of the fall season in Lancaster. The mini maze, located near the main maze, is an easier option for younger children. The farm has a whole host of activities for all ages including hay wagon and kiddie train rides; pumpkin patch; tire mountain; duck races; zip line; trebuchet and air cannon pumpkin launch; and an animal farm that features goats, calves, baby chicks, and pigs. And don’t miss the swing set, a mini farm area, and a climbing wall. Also expanding this year is the farm’s concessions menu with small batch ice cream joining the amazing array of snacks and treats. In addition to the options like hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, and ribbon fries, there will also be fresh squeezed lemonade, brisket sandwiches, chicken strips, and loaded baked potatoes. Harking back to their early years, the farm will open up the old snack shack in the original white barn, where in addition to the main concessions area, you can get fall staples like caramel apples, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts. For more information, visit VespermanFarms.com.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 21–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 21–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, September 22 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family- friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 a.m., music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration required! 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Chili Feed
Sunday, September 22 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)
Chili Feed hosted by Friends of the Dubuque County Conservation Board, Inc. The Dubuque Fly Fishers will have a display and offer a demo on casting. Lve music from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. by Mark Zalaznik. Wagon rides through the nature preserve (weather permitting). View the new Trout fish tank in the nature center and new displays. $7 Adults; $4 kids 12 and under. 563-556-6745. dubuquecounty.org.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 22, 1 PM & 5 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

The City Speaks, a festival of the humanities and storytelling as art.
Sunday, September 22 @ 1–2 PM
Wednesday, September 25 @ Noon–1 PM and 7 PM
Saturday, September 28 @ 1 PM
Sunday, September 29 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Main St)
The City Speaks, a festival of the humanities and storytelling as art., is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. A new program, The City Speaks will take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art during Sept. 22–29. This year’s themes include: Tiny Revolution, Disruption, Redemption, “Shout”acracy, and Collective Joy. People of all ages have been invited to submit their idea for a talk. Meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez during the opening presentation and reception on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. On Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m., hear from A. Alanda Gregory and Michaela Freiburger; then at 7 p.m., Alan Garfield presents Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art and Patrick Muller discusses Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s. Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. features Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe. The event closes on Sept. 29 at 1 to 2 p.m. with Lenore Howard’s Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution. All events are free. For questions and more information, contact DuMA Director of Education Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 or mbuhr@dbqart.org.

The Revolutionists
September 22 @ 2 PM
September 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St)
The Revolutionists is presented by Fly-By-Night Productions. The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is in full swing. Meet four fearless women: a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and a former queen, who are intent on making their voices heard! This is a woman-powered comedy about violence and legacy, theatre and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, trying to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. Rated mature for language. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box office, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

International Day of Peace: The Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror with Magdalena Gómez
Sunday, September 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Loras College Alumni Campus Center (1450 Alta Vista St)
Author, award-winning performance poet, and arts activist Magdalena Gómez will perform “The Art of Every Day Living as Resistance: Finding Joy in Times of Horror” on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni Campus Center at Loras College. She will perform stories from her life and work. Raised in violence, brutalized, raped, and silenced, Gómez has dedicated her life to interrupting violence and promoting self-determination through compassionate, inter-generational resistance, community building, and embracing differences by first welcoming the stranger within. Gómez is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin theater in Springfield, MA, founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group, and author of Shameless Woman. You can also meet Gómez at the Dubuque Museum of art earlier that day from 1 to 2 p.m. with a presentation and reception for the opening event of The City Speaks. Free.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 22–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 22–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

International Day of Peace: Concert Across America
Monday, September 23 @ 5–6:30 PM
Washington Park (700 Locust St)
One of hundreds of concerts across the USA raising awareness of the gun violence epidemic. Music by Andy Wilberding, Kristina Castañeda, and Nate Jenkins. Sponsored by Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

Build Your Own Classic Toolbox
Monday, September 23 @ 6–9 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Come build your own classic wooden toolbox using traditional hand tools! During this three hour woodworking class, you will be using a variety of hand tools including planes, brace and bits, hand drills, saws, and hammers. Parents and kids over 8 years old welcome. No experience required, all materials included. $25. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

International Day of Peace: Drumming for Peace
Monday, September 23 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Canticle of Creation Center (3390 Windsor Ave)
A drumming circle to celebrate the heartbeat of the earth and right relationships. Some drums provided or bring your own. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Freewill offering.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 23–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 23–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Film Screening: Bidder 70
Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30-8:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious, and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability to climate justice. Watch the journey of Tim DeChristopher as he goes from college student to incarcerated felon for his work on behalf of the environment. Following the film, Brenna Cussen Anglada and Allyson Polman will discuss their recent action in resistance to the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 24–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 24–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Lunch & Learn: Potted Exotics: Growing Fruit Trees in Pots
Wednesday, September 25 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week we will explore what it takes to raise fruit trees like lemons, limes, avocados, and olives, as well as some unique fruit-bearing plants, at your own home – in Iowa! If you’re up for a challenging adventure and willing to do some unique maintenance, join Farm Manager, A.J., to learn the basics of growing fruit trees in a pot. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

The City Speaks
Wednesday, September 25 @ Noon–1 PM and 7 PM
Saturday, September 28 @ 1 PM
Sunday, September 29 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Main St)
The City Speaks, a festival of humanities, is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. A new program, The City Speaks will take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art during Sept. 22–29. This year’s themes include: Tiny Revolution, Disruption, Redemption, “Shout”acracy, and Collective Joy. People of all ages have been invited to submit their idea for a talk. Meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez during the opening presentation and reception on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. On Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m., hear from A. Alanda Gregory and Michaela Freiburger; then at 7 p.m., Alan Garfield presents Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art and Patrick Muller discusses Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s. Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. features Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe. The event closes on Sept. 29 at 1 to 2 p.m. with Lenore Howard’s Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution. All events are free. For questions and more information, contact DuMA Director of Education Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 or mbuhr@dbqart.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 25 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: September 25 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com/

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 25–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 25–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Memory Café
Thursday, September 26 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
The Sinsinawa Steppers will be walking in the fourth annual Mound Memory Walk that supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. This year we walk to honor Sister Kathleen (Janetta) Loughrin, OP (1943-2019) and Joel Gorun (1941-2019). Sinsinawa Memory Café and Brain Health Series are just two of the programs that this walk supports. To join Team Sinsinawa Steppers, go online to http://support.alzwisc.org/site/TR/Events/General. Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursday, September 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Asbury Eagle’s Club Chicken Night
Thursday, September 26 @ 5–8 PM
Asbury Eagle’s Club (Asbury, IA)

$11 for 4 piece and $9 for 2 piece. Includes baked potato, corn, salad bar, dinner roll, and brownies. Proceeds benefit Make a Wish Foundation. 5900 Saratoga Rd, Asbury, IA. AsburyEaglesClub.com.

International Day of Peace: “A Peace of My Mind” Artist Talk
Thursday September 26 @ 7 PM
Loras College Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Presentation by artist John Noltner. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 26–27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 26–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

29th Annual Guttenberg GermanFest
Friday, September 27 @ 3–10 PM
Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30 AM–11 PM
500-600 Blocks S.River Park Dr, Guttenberg, IA
GermanFest returns to Guttenberg for its 29th year on Sept. 27–28. Head to 500-600 Blocks S.River Park Dr for two days full of German heritage and family fun. Friday features a pork and brat dinner, music by Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and an open air vendor market. Saturday brings back the vendor market plus the Clayton Ridge School pancake breakfast, 5k run/walk, student street chalk drawing, German Shepherd obedience and tracking demo, traditional German dancing, wiener dog dash, home brew tasting, sauerkraut contest, classic Volkswagon display, inflatables, kiddie train ride, kids obstacle course, Hammerschlingen, historic walking tour, Lock & Damn #10 tour, and replica of Gutenberg Bible on display. Saturday’s live music features Guttenberg German Band, The Americana Band, Guttenberg German Band, The Americana Band, Side Project, and The BillyLee Janey All-Star Band. GermanFest is a free event but there is a cover charge for both the Friday night and Saturday night bands. Friday night band starts at 6pm and Saturday night bands start at 5pm; admission to the festival tent for the night bands is $5. For the full schedule and more information, call 563-252-2323 or visit GuttenbergIowa.net/germanfest.

The Revolutionists
September 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St)
The Revolutionists is presented by Fly-By-Night Productions. The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is in full swing. Meet four fearless women: a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and a former queen, who are intent on making their voices heard! This is a woman-powered comedy about violence and legacy, theatre and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, trying to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. Rated mature for language. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box office, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Arch Allies
Friday, September 27, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Featuring the classic hits of Bon Jovi, Boston, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Journey and Styx, Arch Allies rocks the crowd with a collective set of 80’s favorites. The band covers some of Journey’s biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms;” Styx hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade;” and REO Speedwagon favorites like “Take It On the Run” and “Keep On Loving You.” Tickets from $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Last Friday of Every Month: September 27 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10 cover. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

International Day of Peace: A Peace of My Mind Art Exhibit
September 27
Loras College Library and Campus Center Concourse (1450 Alta Vista St)
Art exhibit by John Nolter. Sponsored by Loras College. apomm.net/about. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 27–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 28 @ 7 AM–Noon
Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

29th Annual Guttenberg GermanFest
Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30 AM–11 PM
500-600 Blocks S.River Park Dr, Guttenberg, IA
GermanFest returns to Guttenberg for its 29th year on Sept. 27–28. Head to 500-600 Blocks S.River Park Dr for two days full of German heritage and family fun. Friday features a pork and brat dinner, music by Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and an open air vendor market. Saturday brings back the vendor market plus the Clayton Ridge School pancake breakfast, 5k run/walk, student street chalk drawing, German Shepherd obedience and tracking demo, traditional German dancing, wiener dog dash, home brew tasting, sauerkraut contest, classic Volkswagon display, inflatables, kiddie train ride, kids obstacle course, Hammerschlingen, historic walking tour, Lock & Damn #10 tour, and replica of Gutenberg Bible on display. Saturday’s live music features Guttenberg German Band, The Americana Band, Guttenberg German Band, The Americana Band, Side Project, and The BillyLee Janey All-Star Band. GermanFest is a free event but there is a cover charge for both the Friday night and Saturday night bands. Friday night band starts at 6pm and Saturday night bands start at 5pm; admission to the festival tent for the night bands is $5. For the full schedule and more information, call 563-252-2323 or visit GuttenbergIowa.net/germanfest.

Czipar’s Orchard Apple Festival
September 28–29 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Czipar’s Apple Orchard
Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, a blow-up house, kids games, freshly popped kettle corn, slot car racing, a caricature artist, recycled artwork by Junk FX, as well as pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, Indian corn, and, for course, all of Czipar’s homemade products. With the third generation of the family now knee-deep in the apple business, Czipar’s Apple Orchard and the annual festival of the same name are as synonymous with Tri-State quality as Fincel is with corn. Developed by Jo and Katy Czipar in the early 1940s, Steve and Shella have run the orchard for the past five years, with their children Kari and Tyler also working in the family business. In addition to a huge selection of apple varieties, you will find seasonal treats galore under the roof of the orchard store. Free. 8610 US 52 S. 563-582-7476. CziparsOrchards.com.

10th Annual Fall Harvest & Art Festival
Saturday, September 28 @ 11 AM–5 PM
Galena Cellars Vineyard (Galena, IL)
A combination of purple feet, paint brushes, pumpkin decorating, horses and wine that promises to be a fun fall adventure. The festival features demonstrations, art sales, vineyard tours, wine tastings, unique food stands, free horse-drawn wagon rides, The Fever River String Band and a grape-stomping competition. Visit galenacellars.com.

The City Speaks
Saturday, September 28 @ 1 PM
Sunday, September 29 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Main St)
The City Speaks, a festival of humanities, is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. A new program, The City Speaks will take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art during Sept. 22–29. This year’s themes include: Tiny Revolution, Disruption, Redemption, “Shout”acracy, and Collective Joy. People of all ages have been invited to submit their idea for a talk. Meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez during the opening presentation and reception on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. On Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m., hear from A. Alanda Gregory and Michaela Freiburger; then at 7 p.m., Alan Garfield presents Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art and Patrick Muller discusses Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s. Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. features Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe. The event closes on Sept. 29 at 1 to 2 p.m. with Lenore Howard’s Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution. All events are free. For questions and more information, contact DuMA Director of Education Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 or mbuhr@dbqart.org.

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Saturday, September 28, 4 PM & 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Johnny Cash rocked the country music scene with his unique baritone vocals and acoustic guitar. His top hits included “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Cash released more than 100 hit singles, making him one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The country music legend also went on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. Cash’s music has crossed over multiple genres, which won him inductions into the Country Music, Gospel Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Since 2005, Shawn Barker has performed his celebrated “Man in Black” tribute show all over the world. His high-energy performance recreates Cash’s iconic sound and signature style down to his acoustic guitar and harmonica. Barker’s show features hits from Johnny Cash’s entire musical career, including his duets with the late June Carter. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusion in Art
Show: Now through September 28
Reception: Saturday, September 28 @ 6–7:15 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Bisignano art gallery
(2255 Bennett St)
University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery will highlight the issues of illusion, reality, and fake information in its first exhibit of the 2019-2020 academic year. Illusion in Art features 24 images that challenge the viewer’s sense of truth and veracity in art and life. These images are not what they seem, according to Alan Garfield, art gallery director.
“All art is an illusion. In fact, art is so illusionary that people often forget that what they’re looking at in a painting, for instance, is just paint. This exhibit reminds us that we suspend disbelief and get caught up in the illusion. Sometimes the illusion involves perspective with elements closer to us that seem larger than those further away. Yet on a flat canvas, everything is the same distance,” Garfield said.
The exhibit will bring the wondrous worlds of Dali, Magritte, Arcimboldo, and modern psychologists together. All the pictures have been chosen to cause dissonance.
A reception for Illusion in Art will take place from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the art gallery and is open to the public. The reception will be held in conjunction with the Dubuque Chorale Songfest.

International Day of Peace: Music and Poetry of Peace and Justice
Saturday, September 28 @ 7–9:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque (1699 Iowa St)
Music and Poetry of Peace and Justice at Historic District Coffee House, an event like no other for people who either love to play music or love to listen to music in a welcoming, peaceful environment. Call Art Roche (563-581-6521) to join line-up of performers or walk-ins. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

The Revolutionists
September 28 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St)
The Revolutionists is presented by Fly-By-Night Productions. The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is in full swing. Meet four fearless women: a playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and a former queen, who are intent on making their voices heard! This is a woman-powered comedy about violence and legacy, theatre and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, trying to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. Rated mature for language. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box office, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

SongFest Multi-Choir Concert
Saturday, September 28 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John & Alice Butler Hall
The Dubuque Chorale will welcome regional and collegiate choirs to perform music from their upcoming 2019-2020 seasons at this annual celebration of choral music. Participating organizations will include the Dubuque Chorale, Cadenza, Heartland Harmony, the Julien Chamber Choir and the Music Men Barbershop Chorus, as well as choirs from Clarke University, Emmaus Bible College, Loras College, the University of Dubuque, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Each choir will perform selections from their own repertoire and the concert will end with a massed choir performance. Tickets are $15; to purchase, call the Heritage Center box office at 563-585-SHOW (7469), or visit their website at www.dbq.edu/HeritageCenter/PurchaseTickets.

Quad Con
Saturday, September 28
Five Flags Center
Quad Con is about coming together and enjoying different aspects of pop culture. Video games, comic books, posters, sci-fi, cosplay, vintage magazines, board games, toys, role playing, and much more. $3. QuadCityCon.com.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 28–29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Czipar’s Orchard Apple Festival
Sunday, September 29 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Czipar’s Apple Orchard
Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, a blow-up house, kids games, freshly popped kettle corn, slot car racing, a caricature artist, recycled artwork by Junk FX, as well as pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, Indian corn, and, for course, all of Czipar’s homemade products. With the third generation of the family now knee-deep in the apple business, Czipar’s Apple Orchard and the annual festival of the same name are as synonymous with Tri-State quality as Fincel is with corn. Developed by Jo and Katy Czipar in the early 1940s, Steve and Shella have run the orchard for the past five years, with their children Kari and Tyler also working in the family business. In addition to a huge selection of apple varieties, you will find seasonal treats galore under the roof of the orchard store. Free. 8610 US 52 S. 563-582-7476. CziparsOrchards.com.

The City Speaks
Sunday, September 29 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Main St)
The City Speaks, a festival of humanities, is a series of compelling and thought-provoking talks connecting the arts and humanities to big ideas in our world today. A new program, The City Speaks will take place at the Dubuque Museum of Art during Sept. 22–29. This year’s themes include: Tiny Revolution, Disruption, Redemption, “Shout”acracy, and Collective Joy. People of all ages have been invited to submit their idea for a talk. Meet poet and arts activist Magdalena Gómez during the opening presentation and reception on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. On Sept. 25 from noon to 1 p.m., hear from A. Alanda Gregory and Michaela Freiburger; then at 7 p.m., Alan Garfield presents Fake News: The Problem of Nationalism and Globalism in Art and Patrick Muller discusses Floods, Mosquitoes, and MP3’s. Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. features Tea and Conversation with artist Anna Metcalfe. The event closes on Sept. 29 at 1 to 2 p.m. with Lenore Howard’s Theatre to Start a Conversation-a tiny revolution. All events are free. For questions and more information, contact DuMA Director of Education Margaret Buhr at 563-557-1851 or mbuhr@dbqart.org.

International Day of Peace: Lighting the Lantern
Sunday, September 29 @ 4–6:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead (2811 Jackson St)
This dinner and program is a fundraiser for Presentation Lantern Center. Tables of 8 includes two refugees/volunteers. Table cost is equal to the fee immigrants pay the government for citizenship applications. Search for “Lighting the Lantern” at eventbrite.com. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. $90 per plate; $725 per table of 8.

International Day of Peace: Ecumenical Peace Vespers Service
Sunday, September 29 @ 7 PM
Divine Word College (102 Jacoby Drive W, Epworth, IA)
Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The United Nations International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21. Dubuque’s Festival Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace spans the two-week period surrounding that date. Following are many opportunities for you to take part or visit DBQDayOfPeace.org for the complete calendar and resources. Free.

September Local Foods Month: Eat Dubuque Local Restaurant Week
September 29
Stop by 12 area restaurants and enjoy feature dishes made with locally-sourced foods for this special week. Participating restaurants include: 7 Hills Brewing Company, Brazen Open Kitchen, Caroline’s Restaurant, Convivium Urban Farmstead, East Mill Bakeshop, The Farmhouse Kitchen inside Q Casino, Hops & Rye, Inspire Café, Ice Cream U Scream, Jubeck New World Brewing, L.May Eatery, and Park Farm Winery. For more information, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com/eatdubuque. ISU Extension and Outreach in Dubuque County is excited to announce a series of events and workshops aimed to celebrate local food and farms throughout the month of September. This September’s Local Foods Month activities will showcase local, fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy by learning about food and farming as well as enjoying local foods. Support local foods this September by participating in Local Foods Month activities in Dubuque County! For more information about September Local Foods Month, visit driftlessfarmcrawl.com.

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 1)
Tuesdays, October 1 and 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Lunch & Learn: International Food Adventures
Wednesday, October 2 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a free Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week co-founder Leslie Shalabi will share all about her food adventures from a recent trip to Italy and Croatia where she will be touring a Parmesan cheese factory, sampling a variety of wines at a local vineyard, learning about the Italian dry-cured ham, prosciutto, and all about the unique food traditions of Croatia. No registration required. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: October 2 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

RENT
October 2 and 3,
7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The Broadway musical RENT will play at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. each night. RENT serves as the headline event of the 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter. The box office is closed now through Monday, July 8, when summer hours begin.

Cookbook Club: The Joy of Cooking
Thursday, October 3 @ 6–9 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for Convivium’s Cookbook Club – just like a book club, except you don’t have to read and instead you get to cook! For each session, we will be cooking (and enjoying) a meal as a group using recipes from a classic cookbook. For this session, we will be cooking from Irma Rombauer’s The Joy of Cooking. For novice and experienced cooks alike. Class fee includes instruction, ingredients, dinner and a glass of wine. $40. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Dubuque Area Baconfest
October 3
@ Grand River Center
 
An evening of tasty bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits and caterers. Dubuque Area Baconfest is a fundraiser for Area Residential Care. VIP ticket admission from 5–6 PM and GA from 6–9 PM. DBQBacon.com.

Sacred Lands Tour
October 3-6
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This tour will take us on guided visits to indigenous sacred sites of Effigy Mounds National Monument at Harper’s Ferry, IA, and others in Minneapolis. At the monument, we’ll hike the bluffs of the Mississippi to the Marching Bears mound group. In Minneapolis, we’ll experience sacred sites through the stories of Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Lakota), and Larry Martin (Ojibwe). All meals are included, with one provided by the well-known “Sioux Chef.” Participants will be walking distances and sleeping on the floor.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Quilts to Warm Your Body and Comfort Your Soul
October 3-November 29

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Visit us for the 29th annual quilt exhibit. The exhibit is fresh and unique each year as quilts can only be displayed once. Quilters who participate in the show have a connection to a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

ValLimar Jansen in Concert
Friday, October 4 @ 7–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join us for a multigenerational evening of music and worship. ValLimar is a highly regarded inspirational/catechetical speaker, singer, composer, and recording artist who sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. Her performances combine sacred stories, dramatic art, music, and movement to give people a message of hope, light, life, and love. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: October 5
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Shullsburg Cheesefest
Saturday, October 5 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Water St, Shullsburg, WI
The free, family-friendly festival is held on the city’s historic Water Street with entertainment and events throughout the entire day and into the evening. From the fireman’s breakfast and food craft vendors to live music, beer, wine and cheese pairings, cheese making, food and cheese, cheese, cheese! Test your cheese IQ, enjoy hayrides, children’s activities, a scarecrow contest, and a raffle.

Dubuque County Kids Expo
Saturday, October 5 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Grand River Center
A free family resource and fun fair offering scores of vendors showcasing programs, services, and products that are family friendly in the Tri-State area. There also will be kids games, hands-on crafts, large inflatables, performances, giveaways, and more. Details at dcearlychild.org.

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
October 5
@ Cable Car Square
 
Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 AM, $5 tasting spoons @ 1 PM. Hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees.

Galena Oktoberfest
October 5
@ Depot Park, Galena, IL

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce-house and games for the kids, and more from Noon – 10 PM @
Depot Park in Galena. Adults and teens are $5. Kids are free. GalenaLions.org/Galena-Oktoberfest.asp.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Women of the World
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Women of the World is an a cappella quartet representing different corners of the globe formed to create a common platform to collaborate and celebrate cultural differences through music worldwide. Honoring global folk traditions, their repertoire spans music in 30 languages. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1: Rhapsody
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 6 @ 2 PM
The Classics Season begins with a blockbuster program that includes a lively overture, a premiere by local composer Adam O’Dell, and two of the most loved pieces for piano and orchestra, featuring DSO Principal Pianist Joshua Russell. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a wonderful sonic tour of each section of the orchestra culminating in a rousing finale!
Featured Pieces:
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
O’Dell: Refractions
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Single tickets will be available on Aug. 19. Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

The Mavericks
Saturday, October 5 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
In 2019, multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, rock ’n’ roll-country-Tejano phenomenon The Mavericks celebrate 30 years of entertaining millions of people around the world with a whirlwind of new activity. With special staging and a unique narrative, this anniversary show will reimagine the group’s catalog, from their early days in Miami’s punk and alternative scene through their chart-topping years in the ‘90s and ‘00s and right up to their reunion and creative rebirth. As well as telling story of The Mavericks the shows will chart the many ways in which they have intertwined traditional Tex-Mex, Latino, Norteño and Tejano music with country, rock ’n’ roll and the great American songbook—a true American story of cross-cultural inspiration. Hits include “What A Crying Shame,” “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” and party classic “Dance The Night Away,” a 400,000-seller in the UK.

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

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1: Rhapsody
Sunday, October 6 @ 2 PM
The Classics Season begins with a blockbuster program that includes a lively overture, a premiere by local composer Adam O’Dell, and two of the most loved pieces for piano and orchestra, featuring DSO Principal Pianist Joshua Russell. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a wonderful sonic tour of each section of the orchestra culminating in a rousing finale!
Featured Pieces:
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
O’Dell: Refractions
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Single tickets will be available on Aug. 19. Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Killer Queen
Sunday, October 6, 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
They SOLD OUT last time! One of the most iconic, dynamic, and unique vocalists in the history of rock and roll, Freddie Mercury fronted the band Queen for just over two decades. Patrick Myers has embodied Mercury onstage now for 25 years in Killer Queen, arguably the best Queen tribute band in the world. What started as a one-off, student show in 1993 by tribute band Killer Queen in London, has turned into a career. Killer Queen became so popular, that in 2009 they began selling out the exact same arenas in Europe as Queen had done in the 70’s and 80’s. Killer Queen’s continued success can be attributed, in part, to their work to stay true to Queen’s original showmanship. The attention to detail, dedication, and respect in their tribute is essential to the energy of their performance. Not only does Killer Queen perform all of Queen’s classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions,” but also deeper tracks like “Who Wants to Live Forever” and “Tie Your Mother Down.” Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 6–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 7–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 8–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: October 9 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Fall Soups
Wednesday, October 9 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
There is nothing quite as comforting as a hot bowl of soup on a brisk fall day. Soups are also great ways to stretch your dollar, use up leftover veggies, and are the perfect meal to make in bulk to share or freeze. Join Convivium Chef, Tomas, and learn to make a classic Chicken Noodle Soup, a Roasted Squash Soup, and a Thai Coconut Chicken Soup. Participants will sample soups and recipes will be provided! $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 9–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: October 9-Oct. 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

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

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 10–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays, October 11 @ 11:30 AM-1:30PM
Washington Park

Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Cody Johnson
Friday, October 11 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
Country music rising star brings his rowdy high-energy shoe to town. Catch another star on their way up right here in Dubuque. $30–$100. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
October 11–12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: Oct 12-October 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

40th Annual Galena Country Fair
Saturday, October 12 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, October 13 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Grant Park (Galena IL)
More than 150 vendors offering original, handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. Delight your taste buds with fair favorites including caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, baked potatoes and ice cream plus farmers’ market goodies and country bake shop treats. Plus live bands, Irish dancing and more. Children’s games, a silent auction, raffle and more round out the event. GalenaCountryFair.com.

Reading the Driftless Forest
Saturday, October 12 @ 1–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Learn how to read the stories of the Driftless Region’s forest through clues to its history and current state of being. Ron Lindblom, land stewardship director for the Sinsinawa Dominicans, will guide participants in exploring the grounds of Sinsinawa Mound to learn how the forest has adapted to the geology and ecology of the Driftless Region and how the forest has changed in recent times due to human activity. Participants will look through the lenses of energy flow, species interactions, and forest succession to interpret the forest, where it has been, and where it is going. This event will be held rain or shine. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hairball
Saturday, October 12, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!! Tickets from $25. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Bluff Strokes 2019 Plein Air Paint Out
Saturday, October 12
Steeple Square
60 artists from 8 states will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money. 300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, Oct. 11, and a public sale, Saturday, Oct. 12. BluffStrokes.org.

40th Annual Galena Country Fair
Sunday, October 13 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Grant Park (Galena IL)
More than 150 vendors offering original, handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. Delight your taste buds with fair favorites including caramel apples, homemade French fries, funnel cakes, fudge, baked potatoes and ice cream plus farmers’ market goodies and country bake shop treats. Plus live bands, Irish dancing and more. Children’s games, a silent auction, raffle and more round out the event. GalenaCountryFair.com.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series
Monday, October 14 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Shaun Boothe is an award-winning hip-hop artist, TEDx speaker, and creator of “The Unauthorized Biography Series,” a critically acclaimed musical project celebrating the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs – repackaging history through hip-hop. Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of a positive and influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video.  2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Children’s Life Skills Workshop
Mondays: October 14, 21, 28 @ 6–7:30 PM
Unified Therapy Services – Pediatrics

Harmony Factor is pleased to present an interactive workshop for children ages 6 -10 + one adult. This workshop is designed to raise awareness of emotions in your child, increase empathy for others, and develop self-management skills. You and your child will learn fun heart-focused techniques to support and promote positive internal feelings. This empowering workshop will include interactive experiential activities designed to increase perception, understanding and self-regulation of emotions. The workshop requires adult participation and incorporates adult/child activities. RSVP. $25 of your cost will be donated to Unified Therapy Services 5K Make A Difference Walk/Run. $79.95 child/adult pair. 4121 Pennsylvania Ave. 815-541-3576. HarmonyFactor.EventBrite.com.

Lunch & Learn: End of Season Gardening
Wednesday, October 16 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a free Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week we will explore all the things you can do this fall to get you and your garden ready for winter and spring! Convivium Farm Manager, A.J., will cover topics such as prepping new and current beds, putting plants to sleep, and tips for starting your next year garden plan. No registration required. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: October 16 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

City Expo
Thursday, October 17
Five Flags Arena
Learn about City services and programs. The event features booths, displays, and equipment from City departments and divisions in the arena and outdoors. Informational materials and complimentary food are provided. Free.

Charley Pride
Friday, October 18 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
The country music legend brings more than two dozen chart-topping hits to the Five Flags Center this fall. His first 13 singles all reached the top ten, including a string of six consecutive No. 1 hits. He achieved crossover success in 1971 with is signature hit “Kiss an Angel Good Morning.” $49–$99. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Doo Wop Project
Friday, October 18 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Just in time for Homecoming! The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, complete with a five-piece band, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Compassion Begins Within
October 18–19
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Self-compassion can be difficult when we do not treat ourselves with the same compassion as we offer to others. Self-compassion refers to relating to yourself with loving kindness. We must first nurture compassion in ourselves before we can offer loving kindness to others. Sister Stella DeVenuta, OSF, trained in the boundless compassion work of Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, will instill a clear vision of how compassion and a spiritual way of life can change us personally and help to bring presence and healing into the fragmented world around us. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: October 19
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: October 19 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Canvas Painting
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Participants will paint a Halloween scene with witch’s feet. Supplies will be provided. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 2)
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

End of Life
Thursday, October 24 @ 1–2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Halloween Treat Decorating & Pumpkin Carving
Thursday, October 24 @ 5–7 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Celebrate Halloween this year by decorating treats and carving pumpkins at Convivium! Join us for a family-friendly evening where kids and adults will be able to decorate and take home graveyard bars, spook-tacular rice krispie treats, and sugar cookie cutouts. Locally-grown pumpkins will also be available to carve on the outdoor patio with samples and recipes of roasted pumpkin seeds. Visit our website for more details. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: B2wins from Brazil
Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Pronounced “B-Twins” and back by popular demand, Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive approach to creating a signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele with vocals, this dynamic powerhouse sets out to shatter every stereotype of a typical band. The twins will be joined on stage by musicians on electric bass and drums. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Last Friday of Every Month: October 25 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10 cover. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

Last Outdoor Dubuque Farmers’ Market of 2019
Saturday, October 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Glass Art Classes
Saturday, October 26 @ 10 AM–Noon and/or 1–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Use your creativity and have fun as Barb McKinlay helps participants design glass masterpieces. Each piece will be unique and can be used as a decorative accessory for your home. The morning session will create glass ornaments, and the afternoon session will make a glass bowl. Come to one session or stay for both. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Galena’s Halloween Parade & Festival
Saturday, October 26 @ 6:30–10 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
The legendary parade literally lights up Galena’s historic Main Street for the 41st year in one of the Midwest’s largest Halloween celebrations, featuring spectacular floats, local marching bands, hot air balloons breathing fire, costumed participants and plenty of sweet treats. The Halloween Festival from 2 to 8:30 PM at Washington and Perry Streets.

Halloween Disco Brunch
Sunday, October 27 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Halloween-themed, Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family-friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10 am to 2 pm. No registration required – costumes encouraged! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Dubuque Halloween Parade
Monday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Main St Parade Route
Ghosts and goblins of all ages will converge once again for perhaps the most popular parade of the year in Dubuque thanks to Townsquare Media stepping up and taking over the venerable family-favorite event. The parade follows the usual parade route, ending at Washington Park. Scores of groups come out in full costumed madness for a super-fun hour in the streets of Dubuque. 

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: Now through Oct. 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesday, October 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: October 30 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com/

Memory Café
Thursday, October 31 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
The Fever River Puppeteers will join us with their Halloween marionettes! Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Halloweenies at Convivium
Thursday, October 31
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Stop by the Convivium patio during the City’s normal trick-or-treat hours for a free Halloweenie (aka: hot dog)! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Fall Into Art
Friday, November 1 @ 5 PM
Downtown Dubuque
A free art tour around downtown Dubuque, organized by Dubuque Main Street. A combination of gallery owners, curators, educators, students, and working artists will welcome you into their spaces to share their collections of paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media art, installation art, design graphics, and more. Locations likely to include: Carnegie-Stout, Outside the Lines, DuMA, DAAC, Creative Adventure Lab, UW-Platteville, Smokestack/Clarke, Studio Works and U.D. Free Trolley.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Passing Zone, comedy jugglers
Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The Passing Zone is the most inventive and funny juggling duo working today. You’ll have a difficult time deciding whether to hang onto your chair as chainsaws fly through the air, hold your breath as the Passing Zone performs world-class skills, or grab your stomach as you double over in laughter. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
November 1–3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 2–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Green Burials
Saturday, November 2 @ 1–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Shedd Farley of Natural Path Sanctuary and the Farley Center (Verona, WI) will introduce participants to various methods of final disposition from ancient times through the 20th century and what may lie ahead in the 21st century. By looking at cultural, technical, and societal development, participants can better discern whether green burial or a different method is right for them. Discussion of the logistics involved in the final disposition and the different roles that cemeteries, funeral homes, and families play will also be addressed. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
November 2–3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

41st Annual National Farm Toy Show
Sunday, November 3
Dyersville, IA
Filling Beckman High School, The National Farm Toy Museum and the Commercial Club Park, highlights include a Collectors Dinner on Saturday at Royal Lanes, a sanctioned Micro-Mini Pull at Commercial Club Park in South Building on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 9 AM plus the National Farm Toy Show® Auction at 10 AM Saturday at Beckman Auditorium (1325 9th St. SE.). The granddaddy of farm toy shows draws about 6,000 people each year. ToyFarmer.com.

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour
Tuesday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
The award-winning TV comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is coming to Dubuque in an all-new LIVE show featuring Joel Hodgson, original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series for more than three decades, in his final live tour. $29–$69. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 9–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Tony Orlando: Casino Entertainer of the Year
Saturday, November 9 @ 3 and 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Tony Orlando is best known for his No. 1 hit song “Knock Three Times,” which became the top song of 1971 and sold more than six million copies. The hit single was also featured in the movie Now and Then. Orlando’s follow-up hit “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” became the No. 1 song in 1972. His other hits include “Sweet Gypsy Rose,” “Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally,” “Mornin’ Beautiful” and “Steppin’ Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight).” Since 1993, Orlando has performed more than 2,000 shows in Branson, MO, where he was named Branson’s Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year. He has also won three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: November 13 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: HIPLET Ballerinas
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Chicago, Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop, and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color. Its signature style has been specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all. Featuring 10 dancers, performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe – all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 15–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 16–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Country Star Logan Size
Saturday, November 16, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Born and raised in Kansas, Mize has three albums under his belt. In 2009, his first self-titled album was released and shortly thereafter, in 2010, Logan signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2012, his second album Nobody in Nashville was released, which peaked at #49 on the US Country chart. Over the next five years Logan hit the road and toured the US and UK, attracting and winning over new fans at every stop along the way. In 2017, his latest album Come Back Road was released and debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached no. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts. Propelled by the album’s popularity, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” eclipsed 30 million streams on Spotify in 2018. Mize has opened concerts for Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and The Band Perry, among others. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: November 16 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 16–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jungle Book, presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions of Canada
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
A new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling reimagined through modern eyes. Immersive sound and multimedia transports audiences from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a way never before witnessed. Eye-popping video, shadow-play, and original music make this family production a magical experience. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 17–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 18–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure!
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6 PM
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Arena
The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show. $19–$95. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 19–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

PAW Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure!
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Arena
The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show. $19–$95. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 20–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 21–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

30th Annual Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend
November 22–23
Downtown Galena, IL
Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings in Galena, IL. The official release of the Le Beaujolais Nouveau wine is delivered by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery delivers their Nouveau wine via horse-drawn wagon. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials. NouveauWeekend.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 22–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 23–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Cable Car Square Christmas Candlewalk
Saturday, November 23 @ 5–8 PM
Cable Car Square (4th & Bluff St)
Hundreds of luminaries will line Bluff and 4th Streets lighting the way as families gather at the foot of the famed Fenelon Place Elevator waiting for the Jolly ‘ol Elf himself along with the Missus to ride the last cable car trip of the year! Throngs of people will gather, singing songs accompanied by KAT-FM. This is an amazing event for kids of all ages. 

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

30th Annual Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend
Saturday. November 23
Downtown Galena, IL
Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings in Galena, IL. The official release of the Le Beaujolais Nouveau wine is delivered by Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery delivers their Nouveau wine via horse-drawn wagon. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials. NouveauWeekend.com.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 23–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 24–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 25–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 26–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: November 27 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com/

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 27–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
November 28–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 28–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Dubuque Comedy Showcase
Last Friday of Every Month: November 29 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10 cover. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2

Reflections in the Park
November 29–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 29–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: November 30–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
November 30–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
November 30–December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 1–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 1–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 2–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 2–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 3–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 3–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 4–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
December 4–5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 5–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

2019 Roshek Holiday
Thursday, December 5
Roshek Building Lobby
Kicking off with a Grand Opening on November 15, three weeks of continuous holiday flavored events fill the historic Roshek Building lobby in downtown Dubuque. This year’s non-profit silent auction wraps up the celebration on Thursday, December 5. Watch 365ink in November for details.

Reflections in the Park
December 6–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Christmas at Heritage Center: The Sound of Christmas with special guest, Elisabeth von Trapp
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Celebrating year seven, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Merry Millwork Market
December 6–7
Dubuque Millwork District
A unique holiday shopping experience featuring the best of local crafts, sips and bites benefiting non-profits of the Dubuque Millwork Collective.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
This is a shorter program with holiday music and sing-alongs, approximately one hour in length. Children are invited to get a free photo taken with Santa following the concert. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Reflections in the Park
December 7–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Traditional Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet Company, and a guest performer join the DSO in an enchanting combination of familiar holiday favorites and exciting new music.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Merry Millwork Market
Saturday. December 7
Dubuque Millwork District
A unique holiday shopping experience featuring the best of local crafts, sips and bites benefiting non-profits of the Dubuque Millwork Collective.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Christmas Carol (kids edition), performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
An intimate production of this perennial holiday favorite and perhaps the best loved Christmas story of all time, this musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment, and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 8–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 9–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays
Monday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Composed of 15 soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, along with music director Marcus Printup, bring a beloved New York tradition to Dubuque with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting program showcasing some of the most charismatic singers on the planet. This concert will be no exception, featuring amazing vocals from Denzal Sinclaire and Alexis Morrast. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Reflections in the Park
December 10–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: December 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Reflections in the Park
December 11–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 12–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

A Magical Cirque Christmas
Thursday, December 12 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. $27–$125. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 13–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 14–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 15–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 16–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 17–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 18–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 19–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Oak Ridge Boys Down Home Christmas
Thursday, December 19 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
For almost 30 years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, plus their own classic hits! $33–$123. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 20–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 21–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 21–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: December 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Toys For Tots Kids’ Christmas
Sunday, December 22 @ Noon–3 PM
Five Flags Arena
One gigantic and completely FREE Christmas bash hosted by Toys For Tots, The Dubuque Police Department and 365ink and sponsored by Theisen’s and Paramount Ambulance. Hundreds of local kids enjoy music, dancing, inflatable rides, treats, plus photos with Santa as well as Frozen characters. And every kid gets a free Star Wars plush toy set just for coming.

Reflections in the Park
December 22–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 23–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 24–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 25–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 26–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 27–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: December 28–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Reflections in the Park
December 28–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 29–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 30–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
December 31–January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Reflections in the Park
Wednesday. January 1 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park
Hillcrest Family Services’ annual lights festival celebrates their 25th anniversary. Visitors will see many new displays and have the option to participate in the featured “Memory Lane,” an opportunity to remember your loved one(s) in a special way at Reflections in the Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle at the gate. Santa Claus will visit on Mondays from 5–8 PM during December. Hillcrest-fs.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Retro Rewind
Saturday, January 4 @ 10 AM–7 PM
Five Flags Center
Enjoy a day of music, shopping, hot rods, kustoms, and vintage motorcycles on display. Check out the vendors selling their original art, shirts, stickers, patches etc. in the automotive vendor area. Vintage guitars will be on display and dealers will be selling off some rare items in the guitar vendor row.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Steep Canyon Rangers
Friday, January 10 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Perhaps best known for their collaborative work with comedy legend Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) has affirmed their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk to create something original. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Special Olympics Iowa Winter Games
Monday, January 13
Various Locations in Dubuque
More than 400 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the state competing in Alpine and Nordic skiing, figure skating, snowshoeing, speed skating and more. The Grand River Center, Sundown Ski Area, Albrecht Acres and Mystique Community Ice Center will host the competitions and activities. SOIowa.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Friday, January 17 @ 8 PM
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

IceFest
January 18–20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

IceFest
January 19–20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

IceFest
Monday, January 20
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Museum & Aquarium will present special winter-related programs daily throughout IceFest including historic ice harvesting on the river, winter crafts, snow and ice sculptures, and eagle watching. Featured activities include professional snow and ice sculpting, traditional Native American outdoor winter games, live animal programs, winter safety demonstrations, appearances by the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and more. RiverMuseum.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 25–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre
Saturday, January 25 @ 10 AM and 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio, featuring a cast of local youth. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Galena Whiskey Weekend
Saturday, January 25 @ 1–3:30 PM and 5–7:30 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Sip your way through winter with 175+ whiskey offerings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a Glencairn keepsake glass. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. GalenaWhiskeyWeekend.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Tom Cotter, comedian
Friday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the breakout star of American’s Got Talent season seven. Cotter’s other media credits include The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents… Tom Cotter, and The Howard Stern Show. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 1–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Shesh Besh, the Arab-Jewish Ensemble
Presented in cooperation with the Dubuque Arts Council
Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony. Shesh Besh is comprised of two members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside three of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 8–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Princess and The Pea, performed by Lexington Children’s Theatre
Sunday, February 9 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
What does it take to be a princess? Is it bravery? Kindness? A fabulous wardrobe? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? This fun and funky retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic determines what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Office, A Musical Parody
Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss this hilariously loving lampoon of your favorite TV show! 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 15–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest
Saturday, February 15 @ 1–4 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
Tri-State beer lovers, mark your calendars! Hosted once again by the Mystique Community Ice Center, Dubuque on Ice Brewfest will feature beer from 30+ breweries, plus wine, spirits, specialty cheeses, sausage and chocolates, and live music. DubuqueBrewfest.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll
Saturday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals including Dubuque native Rita Harvey, as well as incredible rock and roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Damien Sneed
Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches. Musical Director Damien Sneed has worked with musical luminaries like Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, and Aretha Franklin. This concert production features a full ensemble of vocals and instrumentals with music representing traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. UD Concert Choir and Gospel Choir are special guests. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Parade
February 21–22
Galena, IL
Pub crawlers gather at the Green Street Tavern/DeSoto House and work their way up Galena’s Main Street Friday night ending up at The Grape Escape with live music (sign-up starts a 2 PM at the Grape Escape). Saturday evening at dusk (5:30 PM) the Mardi Gras Parade will feature all the masks and beads for which Mardi Gras parades are known. Galena nightspots will be hosting Mardi Gras celebrations, too. GalenaPubCrawl.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 22–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Family Concert
Saturday, February 22 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
Featuring Peter and the Wolf and other favorites, followed by themed post-concert events.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this beloved symphonic fairy tale. Join us in this not-to-be missed performance featuring orchestra, guest narrator and the Heartland Ballet! Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, named for his first child and written as a surprise birthday present to his wife, was first played in their home as she woke up on her birthday. As such, it reflects a rarely heard, more intimate side of the composer.
In honor of 50th anniversary of the DSYO, the Youth Orchestra will join the professional musicians in a side-by-side performance of Beethoven’s Egmont overture. The program ends with Beethoven’s youthful Second Symphony, these “Beethoven bookends” are a thrilling way to begin our year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th.
Featured Pieces:
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont—DSYO Side-by-Side
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf—feautirng the Heartland Ballet
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 21
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Galena Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Parade
Saturday, February 22
Galena, IL
Pub crawlers gather at the Green Street Tavern/DeSoto House and work their way up Galena’s Main Street Friday night ending up at The Grape Escape with live music (sign-up starts a 2 PM at the Grape Escape). Saturday evening at dusk (5:30 PM) the Mardi Gras Parade will feature all the masks and beads for which Mardi Gras parades are known. Galena nightspots will be hosting Mardi Gras celebrations, too. GalenaPubCrawl.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this beloved symphonic fairy tale. Join us in this not-to-be missed performance featuring orchestra, guest narrator and the Heartland Ballet! Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, named for his first child and written as a surprise birthday present to his wife, was first played in their home as she woke up on her birthday. As such, it reflects a rarely heard, more intimate side of the composer.
In honor of 50th anniversary of the DSYO, the Youth Orchestra will join the professional musicians in a side-by-side performance of Beethoven’s Egmont overture. The program ends with Beethoven’s youthful Second Symphony, these “Beethoven bookends” are a thrilling way to begin our year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th.
Featured Pieces:
Beethoven: Overture to Egmont—DSYO Side-by-Side
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf—feautirng the Heartland Ballet
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 21
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

365 Impact Awards
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by Premier Bank and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, return for the 12th big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino. The 365ink Impact Award is for those who choose to make an effort to impact the world around them 365 days a year. It’s meant for those who believe in our community and are willing to do something to make it better for everyone. The event is FREE (must be 21).

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra embarks on an eight-week U.S. tour commencing in January 2020. Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly earned a reputation as one of the best Russian orchestras. The program will include Tango from The Bolt ballet by Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 29–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats from China
Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The spellbinding artistry, athletics, and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats (GDA) thrills audiences of all ages and represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Combining award-winning acrobatics, dance, music, theater, and breathtaking costumes, the 25-member troupe has traveled to all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. GDA has received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway run. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dyersville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 14 @ 1:30 PM
Dyersville, IA
Ancient Order of Hibernians—Dubuque County #1 presents Dyersville’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Mass. A church celebration at 10:30 AM at St. Francis Xavier Basilica is followed by the huge parade which starts at 1 PM with route through downtown! 

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 17 @ 3:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
This stirring performance, based on the essential writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., opens with narration describing the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott. Dr. King’s testimony of these events is given in his passionate sermon “Early Days.” Next, the audience is transported to 1963 to witness Dr. King’s historical speech “I Have A Dream.” The Norm of Greatness also includes “The Drum Major Instinct,” “The Eulogy,” and “I See the Promised Land.” 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

BestFest 2020
Thursday, March 19 @ 5–7:30 PM
Grand River Center
A benefit to support Hospice of Dubuque is just as it sounds, a celebration of the best Dubuque has to offer, as voted on by you, the people of Dubuque. Winners will gather and give away samples of their best products. Voting happens by ballot in the Dubuque Advertiser as the event nears. It always sells out in advance, so get your tickets early. dupaco.com/bestfest.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos (Madison, Wisconsin)
Friday, March 20 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Piano Fondue presents a fully-interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos on stage, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones. Audience members can visit Piano Fondue’s request website, view the set list, and manipulate it in real-time. They can add songs to the list or move songs around. The whole show is crowdsourced. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Ashley McBride
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Dubbed by NPR as “country music’s most exciting new country voice” and Rolling Stone citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to The New York Times critic Jon Caramanica to opine that “the still beauty in her singing is impressive, but her easeful storytelling feels practically radical.” Her debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 21–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
March 27–28
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Enjoy two days of fine wine and exquisite food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs with plenty of other fun activities all set in historic Galena, IL. Arguably the most popular event of the weekend are the Grand Tastings hosted by Family Beer & Liquor at Turner Hall, featuring over 250 wines, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction. This will sell out. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 28–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Captivating Concert
Saturday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We welcome TWO soloists on this program, pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam.
Beethoven’s early piano concerto shows all the mastery of his later pieces, and it broke new ground in its exploration of new sounds for the piano and the orchestra. The Saint-Saëns concerto is thrilling and virtuosic, with gypsy flair that continues in the exciting Dances of Galanta by Hungarian composer Kodály. Humperdinck transforms Hansel and Gretel from a simple child’s tale into a lush example of German late-Romanticism.
Featured Pieces:
Humperdinck: Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15—featuring Lorraine Min, piano
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61—featuring Terence Tam, violin
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
Saturday, March 28
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Enjoy two days of fine wine and exquisite food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs with plenty of other fun activities all set in historic Galena, IL. Arguably the most popular event of the weekend are the Grand Tastings hosted by Family Beer & Liquor at Turner Hall, featuring over 250 wines, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction. This will sell out. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Captivating Concert
Sunday, March 29 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We welcome TWO soloists on this program, pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam.
Beethoven’s early piano concerto shows all the mastery of his later pieces, and it broke new ground in its exploration of new sounds for the piano and the orchestra. The Saint-Saëns concerto is thrilling and virtuosic, with gypsy flair that continues in the exciting Dances of Galanta by Hungarian composer Kodály. Humperdinck transforms Hansel and Gretel from a simple child’s tale into a lush example of German late-Romanticism.
Featured Pieces:
Humperdinck: Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, op. 15—featuring Lorraine Min, piano
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61—featuring Terence Tam, violin
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Give ‘Em Hell Harry! – President Harry Truman Tribute
Friday, April 17 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Give ’Em Hell Harry!, written by Samuel Gallu, is a faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s life and presidency. It spans his childhood, his political apprenticeship as a judge in Jackson County, Missouri, his years in the U.S. Senate, and his momentous two terms as president. Actor James Whitmore originated the role in 1975. Clifton Truman Daniel took up the mantle in October 2017, marking the first time in history a U.S. president would be portrayed onstage by a direct descendant – in this case, his oldest grandson. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Yid Vicious
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Yid Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin, to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America’s heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish folk music meant to inspire dancing and celebration. The band’s seven members blend their backgrounds in classical, jazz, and world music to create an experience that electrifies audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their musical arsenal consists of clarinets, fiddle, horn, vocals, guitar, accordion, tuba, drums, and sometimes theremin. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 22–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 23–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 24–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 25–26
Downtown Dubuque
Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

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

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
May 1–2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Heartland Marimba
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Don’t miss the sensational finale to our Classics Series, a concert that has it all! We open with a light and lively work that you’ve probably never heard, but is sure to charm and delight. Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra— a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! A spirited “bonus” Grande Tarantelle follows. We close with a symphony that is considered by many not only to be Beethoven’s greatest, but arguably the greatest symphony by any composer.
Featured Pieces:
Bizet: Petite Suite for Orchestra (Jeux d’enfants), op. 22
Romanski: Concerto for Marimba Quartet and Orchestra—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Gottschalk/Coley/Golemo: Grande Tarantelle, op. 67—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 (Eroica)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
Saturday. May 2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Heartland Marimba
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Don’t miss the sensational finale to our Classics Series, a concert that has it all! We open with a light and lively work that you’ve probably never heard, but is sure to charm and delight. Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra— a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! A spirited “bonus” Grande Tarantelle follows. We close with a symphony that is considered by many not only to be Beethoven’s greatest, but arguably the greatest symphony by any composer.
Featured Pieces:
Bizet: Petite Suite for Orchestra (Jeux d’enfants), op. 22
Romanski: Concerto for Marimba Quartet and Orchestra—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Gottschalk/Coley/Golemo: Grande Tarantelle, op. 67—featuring Heartland Marimba Quartet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 (Eroica)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Mac and Cheese Fest
Thursday, May 7 @ 5–8 PM
Grand River Center
With three amazing years of golden, gooey pasta-loving in the books, look for more of the same decadent cheesy goodness in 2020. More than 20 area chefs bringing their A-game to the competition, plus live music, drinks and more. MacAndCheeseFestDBQ.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Country Hits
Saturday, May 16 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Enjoy chart toppers from country music’s legendary crooners to today’s top artists. Members from local bands will join the DSO for a boot-scootin’ good time.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Free Summer Melodies Concert
Sunday, June 28 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Summer Melodies concert will feature a range of soloists and musical styles, including popular light classics, movie soundtracks, rousing marches, and premieres. The winner of the Pursuit of the Podium competition will conduct one of the pieces during the concert.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.