Events

Faith Writers: Monthly Writer’s Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: February 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Snacks provided. Free. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Town & Gown Chamber Music Recital
Tuesday, February 18 @ 7 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall

The 11th annual Town & Gown Chamber Music Recital will feature chamber music works for voice, violin, cello, classical guitar, and piano. Clarke University faculty, students, and alumni will perform. Faculty from Divine Word College, Emmaus Bible College, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are also performing in the recital. Additionally, the program includes a student pianist from Wahlert Catholic High School. Free. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6564. Clarke.edu.

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.

Lunch & Learn: Homemade Pots
Wednesday, February 19 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join Convivium Farm Manager, A.J. for this free Lunch and Learn as he describes, displays, and demonstrates a variety of homemade alternatives to the traditional plastic seed starting tray. From avocado skins to toilet paper rolls, see how your waste can be turned into biodegradable pots for your vegetable seedlings. No registration required. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Mediterranean Made Easy
Wednesday, February 19 @ 5:30–6:30 PM
MercyOne Francis Auditorium

With its heart-healthy ingredients and anti-inflammatory properties, the Mediterranean Diet has again been deemed the healthiest eating plan by US News & World Report. Join MercyOne dietitian Mary Hampton, RD, LD, as she puts a “Midwest spin” on this eating plan and shares practical and easy recipes with no-fuss ingredients, including recipes that will work in your instant pot or that can be frozen for easy meal preparation. RSVP Required. Free. 250 Mercy Dr. 563-589-9600. mercyone.org.

Knife Skills & Sharpening
Wednesday, February 19 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

A sharp knife and strong knife skills can dramatically shorten the time you spend in the kitchen and give you the confidence to tackle any recipe. In this knife skills class, Convivium chef, Tomas, will take you beyond the basic cuts of dicing and julienne to explore advanced knife techniques and put your skills to use making a homemade mirepoix, a flavor base used in a variety of stocks, soups, and sauce recipes for participants to take home. $16. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Movie Screening: The Biggest Little Farm
Wednesday, February 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Canticle of Creation Center
The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing animals of every kind. Free. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-581-9462. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Love Happens
February 19–22 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love Happens, a comedy by Rich Orloff. The show is heading to the Bell Tower Theater stage on Feb. 7–23. Love blossoms when Donna and Tom meet at the local gym. But navigating a new relationship is never easy. Luckily they have Phil and Rose (who will soon be celebrating 50 years together) to help them through the rough patches. Funny and sweet, this is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 7 and 8 are early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

7 Hills Trivia League
Every Wednesday through March 11: February 19 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing

Trivia League is a progressive weekly trivia where attendance and performance count towards points. Weekly prizes plus and overall prize at the end of the 12-week league. Play one night or all 12. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
February 20 and 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: How Fires Shaped Dubuque’s Downtown
Thursday, February 20 @ 12:15–1 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of presentations on Dubuque architecture. This noontime presentation will cover the fires that have affected Dubuque’s architecture over the years. BYO lunch. Free. DBQArt.org.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 20–21 and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
February 22–23 and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Mardi Gras Soiree
Thursday, February 20 @ 6–8 PM
The Driftless

The Dubuque Museum of Art’s Dinner Series invites you to join The Driftless chef Justin McComas and owner Kyla McComas as they walk you through the flavors of the French Quarter and provide you a Fat Tuesday feast a little early this year. Enjoy a multi-course tasting menu and great company all for a great cause. RSVP suggested. $50 DuMA member; $60 non-members. 563-557-1851 x110. eventbrite.com.

Country Unplugged
featuring Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, and David Lee Murphy
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 PM
@ Five Flags Arena  (405 Main St)
Country music icons Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, and David Lee Murphy will take the stage together for one unforgettable night of classic ‘90s country hits. All three hit-makers will play their timeless classics, tell stories, and more at the Five Flags Arena on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Diffe brings 12 No. 1 hits including “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Home,” and “Bigger Than The Beatles” and another 20 Top 10 hits. With 13 albums on his resume, he’s also a Grammy and CMA Award winner and a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Mark Chestnet boasts four platinum-certified albums and five more gold-certified albums, featuring 14 No. 1 singles including “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think of Something,” and “It Sure is Monday” and 23 additional Top 10 singles.
David Lee Murphy rounds out the talent with more than 30 chart-topping hits including two No. 1 hits: “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd.” He was also the co-writer of eight additional No. 1 singles for other artists.
Tickets are $39–$59 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Love Happens
February 20–22 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love Happens, a comedy by Rich Orloff. The show is heading to the Bell Tower Theater stage on Feb. 7–23. Love blossoms when Donna and Tom meet at the local gym. But navigating a new relationship is never easy. Luckily they have Phil and Rose (who will soon be celebrating 50 years together) to help them through the rough patches. Funny and sweet, this is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 7 and 8 are early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
Friday, February 21 @ 9 AM–Noon and 1–4 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The School’s Out Ed-Venture camps provides elementary age youth with fun and educational full-day or half-day programs at the River Museum on select dates when the Dubuque Community School District is not in session. Programs for 2019-20 include: Upcycling Trash to Treasure, Monsters Among Us, RouteMasters Expedition, Superpower Dogs, Sub-Zero Survivors, Super Science, and Magic at the Museum. New this year, wrap-around care will be provided beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. to assist working parents. Additionally, while full day participants may bring lunch from home, the River Museum now offers the opportunity to order a sack lunch at the time of registration. RSVP by one week prior to the camp. $50/full day, $30/half day Members; $60/full day, $35/half day non-members. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com/edventures.

Know Your Community Storytime
Convivium Urban Farmstead: February 21 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art: March 6 @ 10 AM
Mathias Ham House: March 20 @ 10 AM
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is excited to take storytime into the community for a special “Know Your Community Storytime” series. This storytime series is meant to bring new and different families together while also introducing them to new and different places in the community. Each storytime will include sing-alongs, movement activities, and of course, fun and engaging stories! Ages 6 and younger. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Youth Art Class: PU! Smelly Art
Friday, February 21 @ 10:30 AM–Noon & 1–2:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Ages 6–9 at 10:30 a.m. and ages 10–14 at 1 p.m. Explore how different artists use the sense of smell in their work. Then create your own smelly masterpiece. Materials provided. RSVP. $10 Members, $15 guests. DBQArt.org.

Sound Bites Luncheon
Friday, February 21 @ 11:30 AM
Dubuque Golf & Country Club

The third Sound Bites Luncheon of the DSO season complements their Peter and the Wolf performances. A delicious buffet will be followed by insightful commentary from Maestro Intriligator, Ballet Director Marina O’Rourke and Choreographer Megan MacLeod. RSVP by Feb. 19. $15. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Dubuque Boat & RV Show
Friday, February 21 @ 4–8 PM
Saturday, February 22 @ 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Over 20 different RV and Boat makes and models will be on display—sport boats, fishing boats, pontoons, travel trailers and motor homes. A variety of exhibits and booths will be available to cater to your needs and interests. This year will include some new exhibits and vendors! $5 Adults, Free for kids 12 and under. 500 Bell St. dubuqueboatandrvshow.com.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 21 and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
February 22–23 and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Galena Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration
Friday, February 21 @ 6 PM
Saturday, February 22 @ 5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
Head to Galena for a Mardi Gras weekend celebration! Feb. 21 and 22 will be loaded with adult fun including a pub crawl, throwing of beads ceremony, and masquerade ball.
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. Registration starts at 2 p.m. at the Grape Escape, and the pub crawl starts at 6 p.m. Bring your Cajun spirits and Sugar Skull passions for lots of fun, great friends, drinks and plenty of beads! Pub crawl is $15 per person.
On Saturday at 5 p.m., collect beads, beads, and more beads down Main Street—rain or shine! The masquerade ball at Galena Brewing Co. begins at 8 p.m. and features live music by The Wundo Band, food, drinks and shot specials, as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Masks will be for sale. Both Saturday events are free.

For more information, call 815-776-9200 or visit VisitGalena.org.

Rock of Ages
February 21, 22, 27, and 28 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 and March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Love Happens
February 21–22 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love Happens, a comedy by Rich Orloff. The show is heading to the Bell Tower Theater stage on Feb. 7–23. Love blossoms when Donna and Tom meet at the local gym. But navigating a new relationship is never easy. Luckily they have Phil and Rose (who will soon be celebrating 50 years together) to help them through the rough patches. Funny and sweet, this is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 7 and 8 are early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 21 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Battle for the Bluff Rodeo
February 21–22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

The Battle for the Bluff showcases three premiere rodeo events: bull riding, bareback bronc riding, and saddle bronc riding. The 22nd is “Kids Day,” which offers youngsters a chance to meet the cowboys and rodeo clowns. Kids will have the chance to learn how to throw a lasso and can participate in stick horse races on the same dirt where the rodeo professionals compete. $18-$25. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Rock of Ages After Party
Friday, February 21 @ 10 PM
Smokestack

Join the cast of the Grand Opera House’s Rock of Ages for their official after-party! Free. 62 E 7th St.

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.

Seed Starting
Saturday, February 22 @ 9 AM–11 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Experience the joy of starting your favorite vegetable plants from seed! Join Convivium’s Farm Manager A.J. for an introduction to seed starting where you will learn about general information of seeds, selecting seeds, and the actual process of planting and caring for seedlings. He will also discuss soil mixes, setting up a calendar, dormancy and germination, up-potting and hardening off. You will tour Convivium’s basement to see where A.J. starts the seeds for our community gardens and he will even show you a simple, at-home kit for setting up your own lighting system at your house. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 22–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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 Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 22–23 and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
February 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Dubuque Boat & RV Show
Saturday, February 22 @ 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Over 20 different RV and Boat makes and models will be on display—sport boats, fishing boats, pontoons, travel trailers and motor homes. A variety of exhibits and booths will be available to cater to your needs and interests. This year will include some new exhibits and vendors! $5 Adults, Free for kids 12 and under. 500 Bell St. dubuqueboatandrvshow.com.

Celebrating History, Archaeology, and Independent Cinema
Saturday, February 22 @ 11 AM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

A celebration (150th anniversary of Southern Illinois University) of work produced by noteworthy university faculty and staff. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mark St. George, Executive Producer at WSIU TV public television and Director will screen a ½ hour long documentary film titled “A Bad Deal:  My Vietnam War Story”.  Unique to this piece is 8mm footage shot on site in Vietnam by James Hamlyn a young U.S. Army private. Both Mr. Hamlyn, honored veteran and resident of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mr. St. George will be available post screening for a question and answer session. Continuing at 1:30 p.m., Deborah Tudor Producer, H.D. Motyl and Mark Stoffel Co- directors will screen a second documentary, 1 hour in length, filmed in and around Carbondale, Illinois titled “In the Shadow”.  The 2017 Solar Eclipse gathering in Southern Illinois, hundreds of hours of interviews, planning, and actual event, is provocatively captured throughout this engaging gesture.  Again a question & answer will follow. Concluding at 3 p.m., Dr. Mark Wagner, Director, SIU Center for the Archaeological Investigation and President, Eastern States Rock Art Research Association, will deliver a lecture complimented by power point titled “Land Between the Rivers”.  An hour-long session followed by question & answer, the “Land………Rivers” presentation directly addresses research Dr, Wagner has produced on Rock Art of indigenous people, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and Flatboat use prior to development of steamboats. Material focused on Rock Art and Flatboats has direct application to history of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.  Admission will be donated to the SIU Scholarship Fund. $5, free for high school and college students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 815-858-5598.

Rod and Custom Car Show
Featuring Catherine Bach, “Daisy Duke”
Saturday, February 22 @ 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Berndes Center (766 N Maple St, Monticello, IA)
KCRG TV 9 Presents the 51st Annual Rod and Custom Car Show on Feb. 22 and 23 at the Berndes Center in Monticello, IA.
Enjoy two fun-filled days of family entertainment with custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles.
This year’s special guest is “Daisy Duke,” Catherine Bach (Saturday noon–4 p.m. and 6–9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) Plus check out caricature and balloon artists and a model car contest.
Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are just $5 or free with a paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1 off admission. For more information, call 319-465-5119 or visit RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

Sid the Science Kid Discovers the Chemistry of Candy
Saturday, February 22 @ 11 AM–1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Stop by Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a super-duper specially themed activity and visit from Sid himself! 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.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.

Youth Art Class: Clang Clang! Noisy Art
Saturday, February 22 @ 1–2:30 PM and 2:30–4 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Ages 6–9 at 1 p.m. and ages 10–14 at 2:30 p.m. Did you ever listen to a painting? Explore how different artists use sound in their work. Then make your own noisy masterpiece. Materials included. RSVP. $10 Members, $15 guests. DBQArt.org.

Soil Health and Diversity: Keeping Farms Economically and Ecologically Sustainable
Saturday, February 22 @ 1-4 PM
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Fennimore, WI)

Guest speakers include Scott Mericka of Grassland Dairy, LLC, Dodgeville, WI and Mike Miles of Anathoth Community Farm, Luck, WI. Speaker presentations will be followed by a question and sharing opportunity. Co-sponsored by: Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Grant County Farm Bureau, Organic Valley & Valley Stewardship Network. Presented by Grant County Rural Stewardship. Free. 608-331-0726. 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI.

Galena Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration
Saturday, February 22 @ 5 PM
Downtown Galena, IL
Head to Galena for a Mardi Gras weekend celebration! Feb. 21 and 22 will be loaded with adult fun including a pub crawl, throwing of beads ceremony, and masquerade ball.
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. Registration starts at 2 p.m. at the Grape Escape, and the pub crawl starts at 6 p.m. Bring your Cajun spirits and Sugar Skull passions for lots of fun, great friends, drinks and plenty of beads! Pub crawl is $15 per person.
On Saturday at 5 p.m., collect beads, beads, and more beads down Main Street—rain or shine! The masquerade ball at Galena Brewing Co. begins at 8 p.m. and features live music by The Wundo Band, food, drinks and shot specials, as well as Glitter Beer (while supplies last). Masks will be for sale. Both Saturday events are free.
For more information, call 815-776-9200 or visit VisitGalena.org.

Battle for the Bluff Rodeo
February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

The Battle for the Bluff showcases three premiere rodeo events: bull riding, bareback bronc riding, and saddle bronc riding. The 22nd is “Kids Day,” which offers youngsters a chance to meet the cowboys and rodeo clowns. Kids will have the chance to learn how to throw a lasso and can participate in stick horse races on the same dirt where the rodeo professionals compete. $18-$25. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Love Happens
February 22 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love Happens, a comedy by Rich Orloff. The show is heading to the Bell Tower Theater stage on Feb. 7–23. Love blossoms when Donna and Tom meet at the local gym. But navigating a new relationship is never easy. Luckily they have Phil and Rose (who will soon be celebrating 50 years together) to help them through the rough patches. Funny and sweet, this is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 7 and 8 are early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Rock of Ages
February 22, 27, and 28 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 and March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

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
Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 23 @ 2 PM
Spring Family Concert:
Saturday, February 22 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s 61st season celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Dubuque Symphony Youth Ensembles program with an entire season devoted to the theme of youth. Classics 3: Peter and the Wolf will be performed on Feb. 22 and 23 at the Five Flags Theater.
The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this beloved symphonic fairy tale. Join 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. Tickets start at $18.
The Spring Family Concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., features Peter and the Wolf and other favorites, followed by themed post-concert events. Tickets start at $12.
Tickets for both concerts are available at the Five Flags Center Box Office, through the DSO app, or online at Ticketmaster.com. Student tickets are $8 and are available 1 hour before the performance. For more information, call 563-557-1677 or visit DubuqueSymphony.org.

Project Pink
Saturday, February 22 @ 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Featuring a 20-foot projection screen, a virtual armada of lights, and world-class sound production, Project Pink faithfully recreates the complete Floyd experience—the sights, the sounds, and the intangible vibe. Project Pink’s award-winning musicians pour out the most authentic performances of your favorite Floyd tunes from “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “The Wall,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “Meddle.”

Rod and Custom Car Show
Featuring Catherine Bach, “Daisy Duke”
Sunday, February 23 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Berndes Center (766 N Maple St, Monticello, IA)
KCRG TV 9 Presents the 51st Annual Rod and Custom Car Show on Feb. 22 and 23 at the Berndes Center in Monticello, IA.
Enjoy two fun-filled days of family entertainment with custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles.
This year’s special guest is “Daisy Duke,” Catherine Bach (Saturday noon–4 p.m. and 6–9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) Plus check out caricature and balloon artists and a model car contest.
Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are just $5 or free with a paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1 off admission. For more information, call 319-465-5119 or visit RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 23 and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
February 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Mardi Gras Jazz Service & Luncheon
Sunday, February 23 @ 10:30 AM
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Jazz prelude with the Upper Main Street Jazz/Swing Band begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the service at 10:45 a.m. Cajun luncheon at noon with non-Cajun options available. 1199 Main St.

Dubuque Boat & RV Show
Sunday, February 23 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Over 20 different RV and Boat makes and models will be on display—sport boats, fishing boats, pontoons, travel trailers and motor homes. A variety of exhibits and booths will be available to cater to your needs and interests. This year will include some new exhibits and vendors! $5 Adults, Free for kids 12 and under. 500 Bell St. dubuqueboatandrvshow.com.

Exploring the Web of Life
Sunday, February 23 @ 1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Learn about soil health and amendments with Stone Hollow Gardens & Shroomery. An afternoon spent talking seed, soil, mycelium and the role that mycoremediation plays in healing our earth. Learn about the possibilities mycelium has in restoring balance in our environment. See firsthand how mycoactive compost benefits root structure, decreases environmental stress and makes nutrients more bioavailable to plants. Discuss with Christopher and Emily Appelman all the benefits mycelium can have in your own home garden. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

3rd Annual Wedding Show
Sunday, February 23 @ 1–3 PM
Steeple Square Community Event Center

Featuring vendors from every industry, a fashion show as unique as you are put on by Vintage Chic Bridal Boutique and a chance to win three grand prizes! Must be pre-registered to be entered to win. VIP includes reserved front row table seating at the fashion show, an exclusive tasting that only VIP ticket holders get, and a pitcher of mimosas. Free for GA, $20 for two VIP. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.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.

Rock of Ages
February 27, and 28 @ 7:30 PM
February 23 and March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Love Happens
February 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Love Happens, a comedy by Rich Orloff. The show is heading to the Bell Tower Theater stage on Feb. 7–23. Love blossoms when Donna and Tom meet at the local gym. But navigating a new relationship is never easy. Luckily they have Phil and Rose (who will soon be celebrating 50 years together) to help them through the rough patches. Funny and sweet, this is the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 7 and 8 are early bird special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Hawkapellas
Sunday, February 23 @ 2–3 PM
Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)

Love A cappella? The Iowa Hawkapellas, an all-female a cappella group at the University of Iowa, are pitch perfect and ready to sing their way into your hearts. Covering your favorite classic ballads, today’s top hits, and everything in between. You won’t find an instrument at their performances, just the beautiful and energetic mix of female vocalists. 124 S. Main St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9925. maquoketa-art.org.

History Matters Winter Program: Slavery, Freedom and the Kansas-Nebraska Act
Sunday, February 23 @ 3 PM
Galena Methodist Church (Galena, IL)
As territories became states, the question of slavery versus free was on everyone’s mind. In the mid-1850s, the Missouri Compromise of 1820 that determined what territories would be free and which would be slave states would be decided based on latitude was falling apart. As Kansas and Nebraska territories were moving toward statehood, the debate was on everyone’s mind. In mid-October 1854, Frederick Douglass arrived in Galena to deliver a political speech concerning the Nebraska Question, working in cooperation with Salmon P. Chase, Joshua Giddings, Cassius M. Clay, and other political abolitionists. Historical reenactor, Steven Cole, will share through Frederick Douglass’ eyes the events and his speech in Galena. Hosted by The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Light refreshments provided. Free. 125 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistorymuseum.org.

Esther Stewart Presents the Science of the Lead-Zinc District
Sunday, February 23 @ 5 PM
Platteville Municipal Auditorium (Platteville, WI)

As part of the 2020 Winter Lyceum Lecture Series, Esther Stewart, Precambrian Geologist at the Wisconsin Geological, explores the geologic story of the Upper Mississippi Valley Lead-Zinc District. Stewart explains our layers of rock, the mineral deposits they hold, how the mineralization came to be, and the relevancy of these deposits today. 75 N Bonson St, Platteville, WI. mining.jamison.museum.

Lunch & Learn: Chair Yoga with Deb May
Monday, February 24 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Practice and learn chair yoga with instructor Deb May. This month focuses on breathing: practice poses that may help open your lungs and breathing. Includes lunch. RSVP by Feb. 20. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Key West Fire Department Community Blood Drive
Monday, February 24 @ 2:30–6 PM
10640 Lake Eleanor Rd

Key West Fire Dept will host a community blood drive inside MVRBC Donor Bus. To donate, please contact  Erica Barker at 563-321‑9613 or visit bloodcenter.org and use code 1485 to locate the drive.

El Kahir Shrine Circus
Monday, February 24, 6:30 PM
@ Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)
Elephants, horses, and camels, oh my! The El Kahir Shrine Circus heads to the Five Flags Arena on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
For over 50 years the Carden family has been bringing an astonishing and awe-inspiring show to people across the country. From amazing feats of athleticism with their aerial acrobats, to their magnificent elephants, and so much more for the entire family.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Living Green in Today’s World – Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sisters of St. Francis Canticle of Creation Center

Bev Wagner, DMASWA Education and Communication Coordinator, will discuss living a green lifestyle—how to make daily lifestyle changes that positively impact the environment. Freewill offering. 3390 Windsor Ave. 563-581-9462. osfdbq.org/canticleofcreation.

Mixed Media Memories
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Use pieces from your or a loved one’s past to create a unique mixed media piece! Empty out those drawers and boxes you’ve stored away and bring your materials such as old ticket stubs, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, pieces of jewelry, postcards, your mother’s necklace or lace hanky – the sky’s the limit! Local artist Allison Potter will guide us in creating a one-of-a-kind piece that will make you smile every time you see it. RSVP by Feb. 20. $25. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Soil Health Workshop
Tuesday, February 25 @ 9 AM–4 PM
NICC Campus

Farmers, agronomists, and those interested in learning more about soil health are invited to attend the soil health workshop being offered in Peosta at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), Northeast Iowa Community College Campus (8324 NICC Drive, Peosta). RSVP by Feb. 15. 563-876-3418 x3. colleen.siefken@ia.nacdnet.net.

End-of-Life Educational Workshop
Tuesday, February 25 @ 1:30–3 PM
Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30–8 PM
Stonehill Franciscan Services

Join Stonehill in a free information session and dialogue regarding end-of-life decisions, ethical options, legal requirements, and the Church teachings regarding life-sustaining treatments. Attorney Josh Weidemann from O’Connor & Thomas law firm will also provide a presentation on estate planning considerations. Free. 3485 Windsor Ave. 563-690-9634. 

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: February 25 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

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).

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: February 26 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., 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.

Exploring Iowa’s Black History
Wednesday, February 26 @ 6–7 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will partner with the Multicultural Family Center to help teens learn about Iowa’s black history and how to explore their own history. Multicultural Family Center Director Jacqueline Hunter will begin the program by sharing Iowa connections to black history, and then library staff will show attendees how to use the Ancestry.com database to research their family roots. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2228. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Margaret Rozga
Wednesday, February 26 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
2019-20 Wisconsin Poet Laureate. Rozga, a lifelong Wisconsin resident, lives in Milwaukee. She earned her BA at Alverno College and an MA and PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. An emeritus professor of English at the UW-Waukesha, she continues to teach a poetry workshop for Continuing Education at what is now the UWM–Waukesha campus. Rozga’s poems draw on her experiences and interests as an educator, avid reader and researcher, parent and advocate for social and racial justice. Her first book, “200 Nights and One Day” (Benu Press 2009), was awarded a bronze medal in poetry in the 2009 Independent Publishers Book Awards and named an outstanding achievement in poetry for 2009 by the Wisconsin Library Association. She has published three additional collections and her work was nominated for inclusion in the 2005 “Best New Poets” anthology and for a Pushcart Prize. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

7 Hills Trivia League
Every Wednesday through March 11: February 26 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing

Trivia League is a progressive weekly trivia where attendance and performance count towards points. Weekly prizes plus and overall prize at the end of the 12-week league. Play one night or all 12. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Memory Café
Thursday, February 27 @ 1–2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

We’re having a luau this month! 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. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. 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.

Youth Art Class: Water is Life
Thursday, February 27 @ 4–4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Inspired by the museum’s Water exhibit, students will use water to create droplet-themed artwork. Students will have a chance to play with watercolors, watercolor pencils, and blowing, misting, and splatter-painting techniques. Instructor: Hana Velde. Materials included. Ages 10-14. RSVP. $10 Members; $15 guests. DBQArt.org.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
February 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Wedding Venue Showcase
Thursday, February 27 @ 6–8 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Brides-to-be will have an opportunity to scout potential ceremony, reception, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner spaces within the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Tours of spaces within the River Museum will be provided, as will food samples from the River Museum’s exclusive caterer J & D Catering. Couples may also speak with additional vendors who will be on site that evening. RSVP. 563-581-4986. rivermuseum.com/weddings.

Sweet & Savory Scones
Thursday, February 27 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

If you have ever dreamed of making fresh-baked scones but aren’t sure where to begin, join us for this hands-on introductory class where Chef Saralyn will teach you everything you need to know to make a variety of sweet and savory from scratch. She will walk you through the three main base recipes of scones (cream, butter, and savory) before you step into the training kitchen to make one of each! $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

JDIFF Winter Film Series
Decoding The Driftless: Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 PM
Love Always, Mom: Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival brings its Winter Film Series back to Hotel Julien Dubuque in 2020. The series features a cause-related film and Q&A opportunity. See Gridshock on Jan. 30, Decoding The Driftless on Feb. 27, and Love Always, Mom on March 19. Decoding The Driftless explores the origins, diversity, and resources of the Driftless Region. It takes the viewer to parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois to uncover ancient hidden mysteries, endangered Ice-Age throwbacks, and globally rare ecosystems. Producer Greg Howe will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film. Free. 200 Main St. JulienFilmFest.com.

First-Time Home Buyer Informational Session
Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Join local realtor Jack Addington for an informational session for first-time home buyers. 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. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

End-of-Life Educational Workshop
Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30–8 PM
Stonehill Franciscan Services

Join Stonehill in a free information session and dialogue regarding end-of-life decisions, ethical options, legal requirements, and the Church teachings regarding life-sustaining treatments. Attorney Josh Weidemann from O’Connor & Thomas law firm will also provide a presentation on estate planning considerations. Free. 3485 Windsor Ave. 563-690-9634. 

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.

Rock of Ages
February 27, and 28 @ 7:30 PM
March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

LaSalle Catholic School Community Blood Drive
Friday, February 28 @ 2–6:30 PM
LaSalle Catholic School

LaSalle Catholic School will host a community blood drive. To donate, please contact  Lisa Wille at 563-581‑5749 or visit bloodcenter.org and use code 2063 to locate the drive. 835 Church St., Holy Cross, IA.

Tri-State Home and Builders Show
Friday, February 28 @ 4–8 PM
Saturday, February 29 @ 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday, March 1 @ Noon–5 PM
Grand River Center

Find the latest products and services to assist in building and improving your home and yard. The Tri-State Home & Builders Show has thousands of ideas to help make your house a home! $5 adults; free for kids 12 and under. 515-537-2094. jacksonexpogroup.com.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 28 @ 5–8 PM
February 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Sioux City
Friday, February 28 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock of Ages
February 28 @ 7:30 PM
March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Puddle of Mudd
Friday, February 28 @ 8 PM
@ Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Puddle of Mudd rises from the ashes with their sixth studio album in nearly a decade, entitled Welcome to Galvania. Formed in 1991, Puddle of Mudd has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 singles, including the hits “Blurry,” “She Hates Me,” and “Famous.” “Uh Oh,” Puddle of Mudd’s first single in 10 years, charted at number nine on the Rock Billboard Charts. Frontman Wes Scantlin has provided lead vocals and rhythm guitar since the band’s inception. The origins of the band’s name came from the Missouri River flooding, damaging their rehearsal space.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: February 28 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Suffrage in America Exhibit Submission Deadline
Friday, February 28
Maquoketa Art Experience

In April and May, Maquoketa Art Experience will feature women’s art (women aged 16+) in honor of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America. Maquoketa-Art.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 29–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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 Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Saturday, February 29 @ 9 AM–Noon
Ramada Inn (Galena, IL)

Leap your business into 2020. Come and meet some of the best businesses in the Galena area. Dozens of vendors will be available to share information about their business and services. Free. GalenaChamber.com.

What I Stand for Is What I Stand On: A Retreat on Wendell Berry
Saturday, February 29 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

The farmer-poet Wendell Berry is arguable today’s most important, prophetic, and interesting writer on matter of land, health, community, and spirituality. Come celebrate Berry’s life and words, contemplatively delving into his importance for our precarious age through talks, discussion, silence, and contemplative time outdoors (weather permitting).  RSVP by Feb. 21. $50. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Tri-State Home and Builders Show
Saturday, February 29 @ 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday, March 1 @ Noon–5 PM
Grand River Center

Find the latest products and services to assist in building and improving your home and yard. The Tri-State Home & Builders Show has thousands of ideas to help make your house a home! $5 adults; free for kids 12 and under. 515-537-2094. jacksonexpogroup.com.

Landscape Pruning Workshop
Saturday, February 29 @ 12:30–3:45 PM
Westminster Church

Get hands-on outdoor pruning experience at the ideal time to prune most trees and shrubs. Half hour sessions will alternate between being outdoors and indoors. Hot beverages provided. First, Dubuque County Master Gardeners will demonstrate best practices and tools and then observe as workshop participants prune shrubs, younger trees and older trees. See how pruning can rejuvenate and renovate hedges and foundation plantings. RSVP. $10. 563-583-6496. lklatt@iastate.edu. Extension.IAState.edu/Dubuque.

Broad Ideas: Opening Reception
Saturday, February 29 @ 5–7 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Celebrate the artists and artwork that makeup Broad Ideas. View the work and party with live music from Robyn Davis and Ted Williams. Refreshments provided. Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. Free. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Sioux Falls
Saturday, February 29 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.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.

Afro Renaissance
Saturday, February 29 @ 8 PM–Midnight
Smokestack

Celebration of Black (African American) Culture with spoken word poetry performances, live jazz band, open mic, and hip hop performances by Will Hustle, Lyric, Tortch and LMR. Hosted by Tri-Phoenix Group, LLC. 62 E 7th St. $5. 563-663-3342.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

Support local artists who will have art for display and sale in a gallery setting. Most will be present during open hours. Coupons and local business vouchers will be available. Free. 248 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA. 563-599-0649.

Tri-State Home and Builders Show
Sunday, March 1 @ Noon–5 PM
Grand River Center

Find the latest products and services to assist in building and improving your home and yard. The Tri-State Home & Builders Show has thousands of ideas to help make your house a home! $5 adults; free for kids 12 and under. 515-537-2094. jacksonexpogroup.com.

Rock of Ages
March 1 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Rock out with the Grand Opera House on Feb. 21, 22, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Pull out your day-glo spandex pants and tease your hair as high as it will go for Rock of Ages.
The Grand is taking you back to the ‘80s and the Sunset strip where a developer is about to tear down the Rock and Roll Mecca. Can love, fishnets and rock and roll save the beloved Bourbon Room, or will this bastion of all things ‘80s fall to the idea of “clean living?”
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others.
Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Toddler Time
March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Tuesdays: March 3–April 14 @ 6:30–7 PM
Saturdays: March 7–April 25 @ 8:30–9:15 AM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Have some winter festival fun by learning how to skate! Your child will transform their very first steps on ice into something unique. All new, returning, and even adult skaters are welcome. RSVP by March 1. $80–$95. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. dbqskating.com.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Mar. 4 and 11 @ 4:30–8 PM
Five Flags Arena
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers refreshments, food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. Cleaning supplies will be available. Dogs that do not reside in Dubuque’s city limits need to be up-to-date on all immunizations, de-wormed and wear their rabies tags. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Kathryn Gahl
Wednesday, March 4 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Council for Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award. Gahl earned a B.S. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a B.S. in Nursing at Syracuse University. After 25 years in nursing and nursing management, she became a full-time writer. Her poems and stories are widely published in small journals and she’s been a finalist for numerous awards. Her readings have been described as “lively and pulsating. Even if you don’t like poetry, you will get goosebumps when you hear Kathryn.” 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

7 Hills Trivia League
Every Wednesday through March 11: March 4 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing

Trivia League is a progressive weekly trivia where attendance and performance count towards points. Weekly prizes plus and overall prize at the end of the 12-week league. Play one night or all 12. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Women’s Giving Circle Open House
Thursday, March 5 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Women and children in Dubuque need you! Learn about the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s Women’s Giving Circle and how you can be part of their work to improve lives in our community. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and the Dubuque Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. RSVP by March 1. Free for Women’s Giving Circle non-members; $10 for Women’s Giving Circle members. 563-588-2700. dbqfoundation.org/OpenHouseWGC.

Fiddler on the Roof
March 5–7 @ 7 PM
March 8 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

Hempstead High School’s Theatre Dept presents Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905, in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, his wife and five daughters. With the help of a tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. $15. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-552-5200. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Know Your Community Storytime
Dubuque Museum of Art: March 6 @ 10 AM
Mathias Ham House: March 20 @ 10 AM
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is excited to take storytime into the community for a special “Know Your Community Storytime” series. This storytime series is meant to bring new and different families together while also introducing them to new and different places in the community. Each storytime will include sing-alongs, movement activities, and of course, fun and engaging stories! Ages 6 and younger. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Fiddler on the Roof
March 6–7 @ 7 PM
March 8 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

Hempstead High School’s Theatre Dept presents Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905, in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, his wife and five daughters. With the help of a tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. $15. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-552-5200. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Galena Goes 50’s Sock Hop
Friday, March 6 @ 7 PM
Galena Brewing Company (Galena, IL)
Saturday, March 7 @ 10 AM
Turner Hall and DeSoto House (Galena, IL)

Enjoy a fun filled 50s weekend in Galena. Sock hop, dance workshops, professional dance instructors, contests, prizes, and more. Kick things off on Friday night with beer, food, and 50’s and 60’s music for a little warm up before the big dance. Lessons will be held at Turner Hall and The Desoto House on Saturday. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and go all day until 4 p.m. with a break for shopping and lunch. Sock Hop is from 6-10 p.m. at Turner Hall (with The Tailfins playing 50’s and 60’s music all night. The Sock hop is a fundraiser to benefit the Galena Food Pantry. $15 Workshop includes entry to sock hop; $10 sock hop only. 563-845-9729. galenaswingdance.com.

Broad Ideas: Broad Strokes & Kid Strokes (Painting)
Friday, March 6 @ 7–9 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Adult painters will have an opportunity to make their own artwork in the guided panting class or create something completely their own. The kids class combines guided drawing with ornithology to produce a masterpiece, using the physiology and beauty of birds and the uninhibited imagination of a child. All work created at this event can be taken home that evening or added to the Broad Ideas show. Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. RSVP. $20 adults; free for children 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Coaster Art Show
Reception: Friday, March 6 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque Area Arts Collective (375 Bluff St)
Head to the nearest bar and grab a stack of beer coasters for your next art show (and grab some for your kids while you are at it). Dubuque Area Arts Collective and Daydream Illustration (Emily Cotton Cram) are hosting a coaster art exhibit, open to all ages to participate. The small format allows you to easily accomplish 2D media explorations in restricted 4″ by 4″ paper canvases.
All 2D mediums are welcome. Artists must source their own coasters, which can be purchased from a local craft store, repurposed from a local bar or handmade from poster board or balsa wood. Pieces must be 4″ by 4″ (square or round), and must be stand-alone pieces of art. No 3D pieces accepted, and coasters must not be heavy or framed (no hanging systems on the back). Pieces are not meant to be functional coasters, and artists are not required to seal their work.
The opening reception will be held during First Fridays on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.
To participate, email salondbq@gmail.com or join the Dubuque Coaster Art Group Show group on Facebook to stay informed. They will include as many pieces as they can per artist.
For more information and full submission guidelines, visit dubuqueareaarts.org or email salondbq@gmail.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
Friday, March 6 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 6 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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 Goes 50’s Sock Hop
Saturday, March 7 @ 10 AM
Turner Hall and DeSoto House (Galena, IL)

Enjoy a fun filled 50s weekend in Galena. Sock hop, dance workshops, professional dance instructors, contests, prizes, and more. Kick things off on Friday night with beer, food, and 50’s and 60’s music for a little warm up before the big dance. Lessons will be held at Turner Hall and The Desoto House on Saturday. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and go all day until 4 p.m. with a break for shopping and lunch. Sock Hop is from 6-10 p.m. at Turner Hall (with The Tailfins playing 50’s and 60’s music all night. The Sock hop is a fundraiser to benefit the Galena Food Pantry. $15 Workshop includes entry to sock hop; $10 sock hop only. 563-845-9729. galenaswingdance.com.

Toddler Time
March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Yoga & Art
Saturday, March 7 @ 2–3 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Decompress and rejuvenate with an hour of yoga and art at the museum! $10 Guests, free for members. DBQArt.org.

Fiddler on the Roof
March 7 @ 7 PM
March 8 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

Hempstead High School’s Theatre Dept presents Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905, in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, his wife and five daughters. With the help of a tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. $15. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-552-5200. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

RARE Raptor Program
Sunday, March 8 @ 1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Live Birds of Prey from the RARE Group. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

Fiddler on the Roof
March 8 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

Hempstead High School’s Theatre Dept presents Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905, in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, his wife and five daughters. With the help of a tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. $15. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. 563-552-5200. sites.google.com/site/hempsteadspeechandtheater.

Clothing Exchange
Tuesday, March 10 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
The Driftless

Rescheduled from December 17. Bring in your donation of gently used coats, clothing, shoes or jewelry to swap/share. From 5:30 to 6 p.m. all items will be laid out or displayed by the owners, and from 6 to 8 p.m. you can shop the styles that others have brought in—no money is exchanged. All items left over will be donated to a local charities. Tickets include a cocktail, light appetizers and holiday cookies. $15. 168 E 10th St. eventbrite.com.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: March 10 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: March 11 @ 4:30–8 PM
Five Flags Arena
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers refreshments, food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. Cleaning supplies will be available. Dogs that do not reside in Dubuque’s city limits need to be up-to-date on all immunizations, de-wormed and wear their rabies tags. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

7 Hills Trivia League
Every Wednesday through March 11 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing

Trivia League is a progressive weekly trivia where attendance and performance count towards points. Weekly prizes plus and overall prize at the end of the 12-week league. Play one night or all 12. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Yoga Fury – Get Zen AF!
2nd Thursday of Every Month: March 12 @ 5 PM
Smokestack

Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment Yoga Fur. Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome. It’s an affirming Happy Hour with adult beverages available for purchase. BYO mat or towel. Class begins at 5:15 p.m. $15. 62 E 7th St.

Broad Ideas: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Friday, March 13 @ 7 PM
Saturday, March 14 @ 7 PM
Sunday, March 15 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory…funny and powerful! Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. $16. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 13 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

L&MOP Concert Series: Tapestry: Playful Rock
Saturdays: March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: March 14 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

Go Green Celebration
Saturday, March 14 @ 1–4 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

A family friendly St. Patricks Day open house style and celebration of everything green. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

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!

Broad Ideas: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Saturday, March 14 @ 7 PM
Sunday, March 15 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory…funny and powerful! Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. $16. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Broad Ideas: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Sunday, March 15 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory…funny and powerful! Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. $16. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: March 16 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

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.

Faith Writers: Monthly Writer’s Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: March 17 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Snacks provided. Free. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Liam Callanan
Wednesday, March 18 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Council for Wisconsin Writers Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. (Note: Liam’s reading will be held at the Mineral Point Public Library, 137 High St.) Callanan was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Los Angeles, but now calls Wisconsin home. He is the author of two previous novels — “The Cloud Atlas,” an Edgar Award finalist set in World War II Alaska, and “All Saints,” set in a beachfront high school in California, as well as a short story collection, “Listen and Other Stories.” He teaches in the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

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.

JDIFF Winter Film Series
Love Always, Mom: Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival brings its Winter Film Series back to Hotel Julien Dubuque in 2020. The series features a cause-related film and Q&A opportunity. See Gridshock on Jan. 30, Decoding The Driftless on Feb. 27, and Love Always, Mom on March 19. Love Always, Mom was the Audience Choice winner at JDIFF 2019. It follows Trish Russo and her husband Greg as they embark on a journey to have a child using an egg donor and a surrogate. Trish and her son will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film.. Free. 200 Main St. JulienFilmFest.com.

Broad Ideas: Songwriters Showcase
Thursday, March 19 @ 7–9 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Local women singer/songwriters perform at an evening filled with laughter, tears, and music full of heart and soul. Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. Free. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Know Your Community Storytime
Mathias Ham House: March 20 @ 10 AM
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is excited to take storytime into the community for a special “Know Your Community Storytime” series. This storytime series is meant to bring new and different families together while also introducing them to new and different places in the community. Each storytime will include sing-alongs, movement activities, and of course, fun and engaging stories! Ages 6 and younger. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 20 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Cedar Rapids
Friday, March 20 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

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, 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
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: March 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.

Bird Banding
Sunday, March 22 @ 1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Live bird banding with David Shealer. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

History Matters Winter Program: Women’s Suffrage and the League of Women Voters
Sunday, March 22 @ 3 PM
Galena Middle School (Galena, IL)
Bonnie Cox, former President of the Illinois League of Women Voters and founding member of the Jo Daviess County chapter of the League, will be presenting about the fight for women’s suffrage, the League of Women Voters founding and existence, and the role our of town and state in that fight. Hosted by The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Light refreshments provided. Free. 1230 Franklin St, Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistorymuseum.org.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: March 24 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Broad Ideas: Broad Stretch (Yoga)
Tuesday, March 24 @ 7 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

Stretch your body and relax your mind or relax your body and stretch your mind! A night of restorative yoga and rejuvenating massage. Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. RSVP requested. Free. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: March 25 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., 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.

Winter Writers Reading Series: William Stobb
Wednesday, March 25 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award. William Stobb is a poet and fiction writer, professor, editor and audio art enthusiast. He holds a PhD in rhetoric and works as associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is also part of the editorial team at Conduit magazine and its book-publishing arm, Conduit Books & Ephemera. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: March 27 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
Friday, March 27 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.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
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

Broad Ideas: Spoken Word Closing
Sunday, March 29 @ 4 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)

All good things must come to an end. Join for an afternoon of Spoken Word and celebrate women’s voices. Scholarship winners will be announced. Mental health professionals from Riverview Center will have resources and services as needed. Voter registration provided by the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County. Free on-site childcare. Free. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Know Your Community Storytime
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is excited to take storytime into the community for a special “Know Your Community Storytime” series. This storytime series is meant to bring new and different families together while also introducing them to new and different places in the community. Each storytime will include sing-alongs, movement activities, and of course, fun and engaging stories! Ages 6 and younger. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Dubuque Fun-A-Day Show
Friday, April 3 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque Area Arts Collective

The premise is simple: pick a creative project, do it every day in February, then show your work the following month in a big group art show. Started in 2004 by a group of friends in Philadelphia, Fun-A-Day began as a way to stay creative and motivate each other to make things through the winter.  Fun-A-Day has grown from its Philadelphia roots–in 2010 there were 10 Fun-A-Day shows, organized by different art collectives and groups of friends across the country, including Dubuque! This community art project is open to ALL AGES and is FREE for anyone to participate. 375 Bluff St. facebook.com/funadaydubuque.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 3 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

History Matters Winter Program: Vietnam from a Boots on the Ground Perspective
Sunday, April 5 @ 3 PM
The Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Members of the Galena Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2665 will present a Boots on the Ground perspective of Vietnam. All presenters were deployed and served in Vietnam. Immediately preceding the presentation will be the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting of Members. Following the presentation, all are invited to a potluck. Entrees, drinks and table service will be provided – the public is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hosted by The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Light refreshments provided. Free. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistorymuseum.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Cedar Rapids
Sunday, April 5 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time
April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Yoga Fury – Get Zen AF!
2nd Thursday of Every Month: April 9 @ 5 PM
Smokestack

Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment Yoga Fur. Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome. It’s an affirming Happy Hour with adult beverages available for purchase. BYO mat or towel. Class begins at 5:15 p.m. $15. 62 E 7th St.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 10 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
Friday, April 10 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

L&MOP Concert Series: Kristina Castañeda
Saturday, April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Toddler Time
April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Toddler Time is open to children ages 2-4, and a parent or caregiver. Sessions are held monthly from September to April. Programs include a variety of hands-on and active activities, including a craft and a game. RSVP suggested. $8 Member toddler; $10 non-member toddler; parent/caregiver free. 350 E. 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. RiverMuseum.com/toddler-time.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: April 11 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
Saturday, April 11 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: April 14 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Know Your Community Storytime
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library is excited to take storytime into the community for a special “Know Your Community Storytime” series. This storytime series is meant to bring new and different families together while also introducing them to new and different places in the community. Each storytime will include sing-alongs, movement activities, and of course, fun and engaging stories! Ages 6 and younger. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

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.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 17 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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 Fighting Saints Hockey vs Cedar Rapids
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 10th season since they returned to the USHL. Head to Our House to cheer on the Saints onto another Clark Cup championship. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.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.

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

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: April 20 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Faith Writers: Monthly Writer’s Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: April 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Snacks provided. Free. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

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.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: April 24 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.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
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. 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.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: April 28 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: April 29 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., 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.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 1 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.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.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 8 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: May 9 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: May 12 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Yoga Fury – Get Zen AF!
2nd Thursday of Every Month: May 14 @ 5 PM
Smokestack

Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment Yoga Fur. Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome. It’s an affirming Happy Hour with adult beverages available for purchase. BYO mat or towel. Class begins at 5:15 p.m. $15. 62 E 7th St.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 15 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.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.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: May 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.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: May 18 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Faith Writers: Monthly Writer’s Group
Third Tuesday of Every Month: May 19 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Monthly writer’s group allows time to share up to two pages of writing with an opportunity for feedback and critique from other members. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Snacks provided. Free. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 22 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: May 26 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: May 27 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., 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.

Rock Star Bingo
Every Friday: May 29 @ 9–11 PM
7 Hills Brewing

If you know what song starts with these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo! Bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps), then place a Bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and win a FREE drink! 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. 7hillsbrew.com.

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Thursday, June 18 @ 6 PM
Diamond Jo Casino

Junior Achievement of the Heartland will honor area business leaders for their contributions to the local community. Individuals are selected for their entrepreneurial achievements and their adherence to the highest moral and ethical principles, as well as their demonstrated civic responsibility and community involvement. Cocktails and reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and Induction at 7 p.m. $80. 309-277-3919. jaheartland.org.

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.

Elkader Art in the Park
Saturday, August 15 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, August 16 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Founders’ Park (Elkader, IA)

Join us in our sixth annual Art in the Park, a regionally recognized, juried, fine art festival in northeast Iowa. Experience all of the sights, tastes, and sounds of this festival. This is an event of Main Street Elkader and features fine artists, art installations, live music, local food and wine tasting, a kid’s tent and much more. Free. 563-599-0649. artintheparkelkader.com.