Events

Adult Pottery Painting Night
1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month Through Jan. 17: November 15 @ 5:30–8 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Creative Adventure Lab provides all the needed supplies, glaze, and will kiln fire your piece and have it finished within a few days. BYOB (adult beverages are allowed). Admission is free, pay only for what you paint. Pieces range in price from $8-50. Ages 16+. 210 Jones St. 563-607-5366. creativeadventurelab.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Tri-City
Friday, November 15 @ 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.

Little River Band
Friday, November 15 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena (405 Main St)
The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.” They will perform at the Five Flags Arena on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Through the ‘70s and ‘80s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multiplatinum albums and chart topping hits like “Reminiscing,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Take It Easy On Me,” “Happy Anniversary,” “We Two,” “Man On Your Mind,” and “It’s A Long Way There.” Worldwide album, CD sales, and digital downloads now exceed 30 million, and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for six consecutive years. In fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status! According to BMI, “Reminiscing” has garnered rare status with more than 5 million airplays on American radio, and “Lady” is close behind with more than 4 million airplays. Tickets are $35–$99 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Archway Reading and Lecture Series: Abby Geni
Friday, November 15 @ 7 PM
University of Dubuque Couchman Reading Room

The Archway Reading and Lecture Series at University of Dubuque will host a reading by fiction writer Abby Geni at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Couchman Reading Room of the Charles C. Myers Library on campus. The reading will include a brief question-and-answer session and book-signing opportunity with the author. Geni is the Chicago-based author of The Wildlands, a novel that examines what happens when one family becomes trapped in the tenuous space between the human and animal worlds. The Wildlands was named one of the best books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews and Buzzfeed, and it was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and Chicago Review of Books Awards. Geni also is the author of The Lightkeepers and The Last Animal. Her books have been translated into seven languages and have won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other honors. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship, and a core faculty member at StoryStudio Chicago. The reading is sponsored by the UD Department of Language and Literature and the Office of Academic Affairs. Free.

Radio Show: The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Friday, November 15 @ 7 PM
Saturday, November 16 @ 7 PM
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Step back in time to hear a radio comedy featuring Ebenezer Scrooge who is back to his old curmudgeonly ways! This is a heart warming story to kick off your holiday season. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.

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

Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival
November 15–17
Grand River Center (500 Bell St)

Now in its fifth year, The Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival is a life-enhancing celebration of yoga for everyone. All are invited to join on Nov. 15–17 at the Grand River Center. Explore workshops, all-day intensives, and more. The incredible line-up of presenters includes Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute), Indu Arora, Shari Friedrichsen, Kevin Courtney, Jeff Masters, Sandy Rueve, Betsy Rippentrop, Jennifer and Master Kim, Teela Hammell and James Fleischmann, Victoria Putman, Toby Evans, Laura Stephan, Cally Burkle, and Nedra Blietz. The festival mission is to create an embodied experience of oneness, release of the spirit, an exploration of yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes as expressions of life and joy, and to radiate transformational vibrations of love and light to the world. This is a festival for yogis and non-yogis who love spirituality and personal growth. With more than 18 vendor booths, the festival marketplace is open to everyone! For more details and to register, visit MidwestYogaAndOnenessFestival.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 15–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.


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

Celebrate Spirit! Behold the Divine Light Within
Saturday, November 16 @ 9 AM–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Gail Meyer enjoys celebrating the delightful story of women’s spirit in all its forms, colors, and possibilities using sculpture, poetry, photography, and music. She shares her wonderful collection of miniature sculptured figures, which represent many of the delightful and beautiful aspects of women’s spirit flowing from the Divine light within. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Will you be stressed or blessed this holiday?
Saturday, November 16 @ 10–11:30 AM
Statera

Unreal expectations, perfectionism, consumer manipulation, overspending, over committing, exhaustion—no wonder we find ourselves dealing with massive stress during the holidays instead of enjoying all of the blessings. Take some time out this season to laugh at the silly ways we try to make our holidays perfect and learn steps we can take to relax and enjoy the best that the season has to offer. Facilitated by Linda Peterson. $20. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Dubuque Polar Plunge
Saturday, November 16 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Water Sports Club

Whether you plunge solo or with coworkers, friends or family, this will help you take “cool” up a degree or two. The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics. You don’t have to plunge to watch, but you can always sponsor a plunger! SOiowa.org.

Molly Wood Gallery Talk w/ Fran Hedeman & Kennie Harris
Saturday, November 16 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Artist Molly Wood, whose photographs are featured in the exhibition “The Poison Garden” has created a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. Fran Hedeman, member of the Herb Society of Dubuque and gardener Kennie Harris of the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will talk about specific species of plants featured in Molly’s photographs following her talk. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Documentary Film Series: Cheeseheads: Meet the Director!
Saturday, November 16 @ 2 PM
Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)

This Documentary Film Series special event will feature a meet and greet with film director, John Mitchell and a cheese tasting! We will then screen the film and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions. Cheeseheads is a humorous and intimate journey through factories, farms, museums, breweries, and boardrooms in order to explore the deeper meaning of being a Cheesehead and the people who have taken that moniker from local to global as a proud symbol of Wisconsin. 601 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

The Life and Times of George Wallace Jones
Saturday, November 16 @ 2–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Sinsinawa Mound was at one point the seat of power for the vast Wisconsin Territory, which spanned from the Canadian border and Lake Michigan west to the Pacific Ocean. The Wisconsin Territory was the largest geographic territory or state in the Union of States, and its author and public servant, General George Wallace Jones, was a national figure who originally came to the area in 1828 and staked claim to Sinsinawa Mound and the surrounding 1,000 acres. John Pregler will present on the fascinating life of Jones, with particular attention to his key role in the development of Sinsinawa Mound, Dubuque, and the tristate area. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Murder Mystery: A 1969 Happening
Saturday, November 16 @ 5:30 PM
Sundown Mountain
It’s July 20, 1969, the night of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and Cassiopeia and the Constellations are doing a reunion performance of their smash hit “Love beyond the Stars.” The party is hosted by Cassi-O’s perfect sister Mia, the writer of the manners column and “Supperware” dealer who finds fault with her hippie-dippie sister’s loose ways. Can Mia’s fiancee, Arthur Dontest, keep it contained for his uptight future spouse? Will Senator Beauregard’s “spook” agent, Percy, find the microfilm? Will Venus Chanteuse be able to break free of a bad contract with Tex’s record company to go solo? It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit! $60. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-542-6064. dielaughingmurdermystery.com.

Radio Show: The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Saturday, November 16 @ 7 PM
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Step back in time to hear a radio comedy featuring Ebenezer Scrooge who is back to his old curmudgeonly ways! This is a heart warming story to kick off your holiday season. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Lincoln
Saturday, November 16 @ 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.

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

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

Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival
November 16–17
Grand River Center (500 Bell St)

Now in its fifth year, The Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival is a life-enhancing celebration of yoga for everyone. All are invited to join on Nov. 15–17 at the Grand River Center. Explore workshops, all-day intensives, and more. The incredible line-up of presenters includes Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute), Indu Arora, Shari Friedrichsen, Kevin Courtney, Jeff Masters, Sandy Rueve, Betsy Rippentrop, Jennifer and Master Kim, Teela Hammell and James Fleischmann, Victoria Putman, Toby Evans, Laura Stephan, Cally Burkle, and Nedra Blietz. The festival mission is to create an embodied experience of oneness, release of the spirit, an exploration of yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes as expressions of life and joy, and to radiate transformational vibrations of love and light to the world. This is a festival for yogis and non-yogis who love spirituality and personal growth. With more than 18 vendor booths, the festival marketplace is open to everyone! For more details and to register, visit MidwestYogaAndOnenessFestival.com.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 16–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 16–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.


Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, November 17 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family- friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10AM–2 pm. No registration required! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Fall Into The Holiday Shopping Event
Sunday, November 17 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 75 vendors to shop from and they range in crafts, clothing, holiday decor, bath and body, children’s toys and more! The bar and food stand will be open so you can get some refreshments while you shop and either kick-start or finish your holiday shopping. Guests will also have a chance to win one of the $300 worth gift cards. Admission will be donated to a local charitable organization. $1; free under 12. 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

The Julien Winds 5th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
Hempstead High School Auditorium

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Julien Winds, founded in the fall of 2014 by Dr. Nicholas Bratcher, Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at California State University San Bernardino. Guest conductor, Dr. Nicholas Enz, Director of Bands at St. Ambrose University, takes the podium for a concert entitled “Evocations” with works by Arnold, Blackshaw, Gillis/Custer, Iannaconne, and H Owen Reed’s incredible “La Fiesta Mexicana!” $10 Suggested donation. 3715 Pennsylvania Ave. julienwinds.org.

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

Radio Show: The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Step back in time to hear a radio comedy featuring Ebenezer Scrooge who is back to his old curmudgeonly ways! This is a heart warming story to kick off your holiday season. $16 Adults; $8 students. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Biggest Little Farm Movie and Food Drive
Sunday, November 17 @ 3 PM
Avalon Theater (Platteville, WI)

“The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, “The Biggest Little Farm” provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Bring non-perishable food items for the Platteville Food Pantry. Hosted by Grant County Rural Stewardship with a grant from Thrivent Financial. Free. 

Louis C.K
Sunday, November 17 @ 7 and 9:30 PM
Five Flags Center (405 Main St)

Comedian Louis C.K. makes his first appearance in Dubuque in more than a decade at the Five Flags Center on Sunday, Nov. 17. The 7 p.m. show has sold out, but tickets are still available for the 9:30 p.m. late show. Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K.’s stand up specials include Shameless, Chewed Up, Hilarious, Word—Live at Carnegie Hall (audio), Live at the Beacon Theater, Oh My God, Live at the Comedy Store, and, most recently, Louis C.K. 2017. Louis is the creator, writer, director, and star of the Peabody Award winning shows Louie and Horace and Pete. In January 2015, C.K. became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour. No recording devices or cellphone use will be allowed inside the theater. Tickets are $39.50–$49.50 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and Five Flags Center box office. For more information, call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival
November 17
Grand River Center (500 Bell St)

Now in its fifth year, The Midwest Yoga & Oneness Festival is a life-enhancing celebration of yoga for everyone. All are invited to join on Nov. 15–17 at the Grand River Center. Explore workshops, all-day intensives, and more. The incredible line-up of presenters includes Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute), Indu Arora, Shari Friedrichsen, Kevin Courtney, Jeff Masters, Sandy Rueve, Betsy Rippentrop, Jennifer and Master Kim, Teela Hammell and James Fleischmann, Victoria Putman, Toby Evans, Laura Stephan, Cally Burkle, and Nedra Blietz. The festival mission is to create an embodied experience of oneness, release of the spirit, an exploration of yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes as expressions of life and joy, and to radiate transformational vibrations of love and light to the world. This is a festival for yogis and non-yogis who love spirituality and personal growth. With more than 18 vendor booths, the festival marketplace is open to everyone! For more details and to register, visit MidwestYogaAndOnenessFestival.com.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 17–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.


Morning Book Club: A Gentleman of Moscow by Amor Towles
Monday, November 18 @ 9:30 AM
Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)

The only thing better than discovering a new book is having the opportunity to discuss it with others. This group of readers gathers around the fireplace on the third Monday of each month to talk, laugh, and share diverse viewpoints on the book of the month. New members are always welcome. 601 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Lunch & Learn: Chair Yoga
Monday, November 18 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Learn sample Chair Yoga poses to relieve tension in neck, shoulders, and back. Learn how Yoga is a blend of strengthening, stretching, and relaxing. Instructed by Deb May who has over 18 years teaching experience. Includes lunch. RSVP 4 days before the event. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Prescott Elementary/St. Luke’s UMC Blood Drive
Monday, November 18 @ 1:15–5 PM
Prescott Elementary Neighborhood Resource Center

Prescott Elementary and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a long sleeve Holiday Cheer T shirt. The MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, call Prescott school at 563-552-4200, coordinator Mike Loveless at 563-584-9235 or schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. 1151 White St.

L.May Book Group: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Monday, November 18 @ 6 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel” by Gail Honeyman. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Monday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen

Mixing the perfect drink is an art. Learn from the experts at Brazen! Join this class for an introductory course on everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist. Become familiar with basic recipes and learn how to blend spirits in new ways to create your own signature drink. Must be 21 years old to register. $39. 955 Washington St Suite 101. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: November 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.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 18–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Arts & Business Luncheon
Tuesday, November 19 @ Noon–1:30 PM

Grand River Center (500 Bell St)
The 4th Annual Arts & Business Luncheon welcomes Carl Atiya Swanson, Associate Program Director of Springboard for the Arts, to the Grand River Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Swanson will speak on the Creative People Power initiative, a framework for combining creativity-driven and people-centered development to build strong, healthy, and resilient communities. In addition to Carl’s keynote, the luncheon will feature a conversation with local champions of arts and business cross-sector collaboration including Brad and Jillayne Pinchuk of Hirschbach Trucking and Jeff Mozena of Premier Bank. Event check-in starts at 11:30 a.m. with Welcome and Lunch Service at noon. Keynote followed by Panel Conversation starts at 12:30 p.m. The Arts and Business Luncheon is a program of the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. An Arts & Business Academy workshop will be held that evening at Smokestack (62 E. 7th St.) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It aims to provide professional development and business skills training for artists, creative entrepreneurs, and arts and culture non-profits. This year’s workshop will be led by Swanson as he highlights project ideation and program development strategies. Tickets are $5. RSVP by Nov. 15. To register or for more information, visit cityofdubuque.org/artsandculture.

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

Evening Book Club: There There by Tommy Orange
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6 PM
Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)

Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. 601 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Cooking with Quinoa
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Difficult to pronounce, but delicious to eat, quinoa (keen-WAH) is a versatile superfood that will quickly become a must-have in your pantry. Join Convivium Chef, Saralyn, for Cooking with Quinoa as she explains everything you need to know about this gluten-free, protein- packed seed. You will make a Fall Quinoa Salad, a Quinoa Breakfast Bowl, and Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Casserole. You will then enjoy each of the three dishes, recipes will be provided to take home. $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Pilates Principles
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Statera

Join an active workshop to learn and apply these Principles while moving through beginner movements on the Mat and Reformer. Discover the 3-Dimensional Breath used to capitalize on every exercise; practice stabilizing the pelvis, rib cage and shoulder blades to encourage proper form and alignment to prevent injury; plus, address spinal articulation for flexible, fluid movement. The workshop setting will allow for Q&A and will cover the mandatory Equipment Based Pilates Intro with Malia Ridgway. $16. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Healing Your Mommy Tummy
Tuesday, November 19 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Statera

If you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your baby is 20 years old, you can learn to strengthen your abdominal muscles, get rid of your “pooch” and help heal Diastsis Recti (separation of your six pack abdominal muscles). $25. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza
Tuesday, November 19 @ 7 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

The University of Dubuque Spartaneous Improv Troupe, advised by Greg Wolf, assistant professor of theatre, will give audience members a night full of laughter with Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza. Free. dbq.edu/FPAcalendar.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 19–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.
Stonehill Job Fair
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6–8 AM and 3–6 PM
Stonehill Franciscan Services

Learn about being part of the Stonehill Franciscan Services Team. A variety of positions are open. On-site interviews available. Campus tours will be provided. 563-690-9624. stonehilldbq.com/careers/current-openings.

Stress Less with Mindful Living
Wednesday, November 20 @ 12:15–12:45 PM
Statera

Learn the basics of mindfulness, and explore options to bring greater peace and relaxation to your daily life. Instructed by Meghan Hermsen, Bridget Leary, Dr. Lynn Randall, and Nicole Hutchison. Free; $8 for lunch. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Ed Curry Soup & Chili Cook-OFF
Wednesday, November 20 @ 4:30–6:30 PM
Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education (CTE) Academy (Elizabeth, IL)
Enjoy soup from CTE instructors and teachers. Proceeds benefit the Ed Curry College Scholarship Fund. $5; free 12 and under. 950 Illinois Highway 20 West, Elizabeth, IL. 815-858-2203. cteacademy.net.

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

Meet Authors: Time Olson and Mike Gibson
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Tim Olson and Mike Gibson will sign copies of A City at Work. Dubuque was A City at Work in 1912, a significant manufacturing and business center, a city of 38,494 citizens that have grown from a small lead-mining camp pitched on the banks of the Mississippi. A real sense of the lives of the people comes through the camera lens of the photographers whose images capture so much more than words. Compare and contrast with modern Dubuque in 2012 through Tim Olson’s stunning photography. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Women’s Art Party
Wednesday, November 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Personalize your holiday wrappings while keeping paper out of local landfills! Make up-cycled bows for holiday gift packages. Carole Spelic’ will show you a fun and lovely way to reuse old magazines, leftover scrapbooking paper, wallpaper samples, and out of date posters to make bows sure to draw comment. $5 project fee; additional materials fee may apply. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 20–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.
Iowa Women Lead Change Conference
Thursday, November 21 @ 8 AM
Grand River Center
Women Lead Change is dedicated to the development, advancement and promotion of women, their organizations and to improving the regional economy. This event is filled with inspiring and intellectual speakers, hands-on breakout sessions, and more. Keynote Speakers include Tiffany O’Donnell, Carly Fiorina, and Joy Bauer. Exhibitors will host displays. Student track available. $185. IWLCleads.org.

Kids in Nature: Talking Turkey
Thursday, November 21 @ 9–10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

Bring your non school aged kiddos out for a morning of fun in nature. Learn about the wild turkey—their calls, where they live, what they eat, and how they find a mate! RSVP requested. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCounty.org.

ArchiTREK Walk & Talk: Dubuque Star Brewery
Thursday, November 21 @ Noon–1 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

DuMA and Heritage Works partner to present a series of walking tours of Dubuque architecture that will provide insights into Dubuque’s historic buildings. Walk and Talk events are 45-60 minute lunchtime walking tours in downtown Dubuque. Tours will focus on form and function with interior/exterior architectural interpretation. Register online or call the museum if you have any questions. $5 Suggested donation. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Memory Café
Thursday, November 21 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
We’re meeting a week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Song leader Liz Rog will help us relax into the voices we were born to sing with as we share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Pumpkin Prints Art Class
Thursday, November 21 @ 4–4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

After a tour of Arthur Geisert’s Pumpkin Island etchings, head down to the classroom to create your own unique pumpkin prints using monotype and glue line printing processes. Instructor: Hana Velde. Materials included. $10 Members; $15 guests. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Meet the Author: Ro Taylor
Thursday, November 21 @ 6 PM
Galena Public Library (Galena, IL)

Local author, Ro Taylor, will hold a discussion about his debut novel, Jesters, a family saga featuring two brothers living their lives in Chicago in the tumultuous 1950s. 601 S Bench St, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. galenalibrary.org.

Easy as Pie
Thursday, November 21 @ 6–8:30 PM
Masonic Lodge

Baking pies used to be a daily task undertaken to feed large families, and it became second nature for the bakers – hence the saying ‘easy as pie’. Every pie was compared to an ideal, as in “this pie is OK, but it’s not as good as Grandma’s”. Who knows? By the end of class your pies might just become your family’s standard that all others are compared to! $45. 1155 Locust St. 563-557-8271 x380. nicc.augusoft.net.

Songwriters’ Showcase
Thursday, November 21 @ 7–9 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

The Galena Center for the Arts presents the final Songwriters’ Showcase of 2019 featuring Medicinal Purposes and Ardy Michaels. This is an evening of original music performed in a relaxed venue that allows the audience to really listen to the lyrics and harmonies by these talented artists. Free. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 815-779-0261. galenacenterforthearts.com.

Romeo and Juliet
November 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
November 24 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)

The Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre program presents Danny Pancratz’s abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. Performances are Nov. 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Clarke’s Terence Donaghoe Hall. “This classic, tragic, and timeless story continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and one that beautifully depicts all of the heart-breaking nuances of young but forbidden love. We are so excited to share with audiences this condensed and excitingly fresh interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces,” said Joe Klinebriel, Director and Clarke University Professor of Drama.  Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students, and free for alumni. For additional information, contact the Clarke University Drama Department at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 21–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.


Dimensional Brewing Co. 1st Anniversary
Friday, November 22 @ 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 23 @ 10:30 AM
Dimensional Brewing Co.

Dimensional Brewing Co. is turning one and is inviting you to celebrate! Enjoy live music on Nov. 22 with the Kampfire Kings (4:30–7:30 p.m.) and Bryce & Dayton (8–11 p.m.) Head back to the brewery on Nov. 23 for a special beer release: two bottled Imperial Stouts, two canned NE IPA’s, and one canned Margarita Style Gose. Cranes/Vultures will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Food from Grillbillies BBQ will be available all weekend. 67 Main St. DimensionalBrewing.com.

Rams Booster Club 37th Annual Fall Auction & Bake Sale
Friday, November 22 @ 6 PM
Happy’s Place

Turkey & dressing and pork sandwiches, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, Rams raffle and Rams apparel for sale. Silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. with online bidding. Live auction at 7:30 p.m. Supporting Dubuque Senior High School academics, arts, and athletics. Free. 2323 Rockdale Rd. ramboosterclub.org/events.

Romeo and Juliet
November 22–23 @ 7:30 PM
November 24 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)

The Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre program presents Danny Pancratz’s abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. Performances are Nov. 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Clarke’s Terence Donaghoe Hall. “This classic, tragic, and timeless story continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and one that beautifully depicts all of the heart-breaking nuances of young but forbidden love. We are so excited to share with audiences this condensed and excitingly fresh interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces,” said Joe Klinebriel, Director and Clarke University Professor of Drama.  Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students, and free for alumni. For additional information, contact the Clarke University Drama Department at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu.

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

Voices Serving the Holy in All: A Singing Retreat
November 22–23
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This retreat is for people who don’t sing and for people who love to sing. Song leader Liz Rog will help us relax into the voices we were born to sing with as we share beautiful, playful, simple songs that can reshape the world. Bring your voice to help create an island of sanity, a place of belonging. The songs are relevant to the world we’re tending and are easy to keep singing in our everyday lives. Through group singing, we experience joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 22–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 22–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday Opening Night
November 22–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. and will feature a reading of Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, photos with Santa, and the tree lighting ceremony. You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

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

Westminster Fair Trade Market
Saturday, November 23 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Sunday, November 24 @ 10:30 AM–Noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Fair Trade Market helps artisans from around the globe live sustainable lives. A Ripple Effect, a Fair Trade establishment in Dubuque, will be joining. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to a local charity. Free. 2155 University Ave. facebook.com/WPC.Dubuque.

Discovery Shop’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 23 @ 9:30 AM–4 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Christmas and Holiday decorations, clothing (including beautiful and “Ugly” sweaters), and accessories will be available for purchase. The upscale resale shop always features clothing, shoes, and accessories for all sizes and ages. There also are books, household goods, and many decorative items for the home. Discovery Shop proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Dimensional Brewing Co. 1st Anniversary
Saturday, November 23 @ 10:30 AM
Dimensional Brewing Co.

Dimensional Brewing Co. is turning one and is inviting you to celebrate! Enjoy live music on Nov. 22 with the Kampfire Kings (4:30–7:30 p.m.) and Bryce & Dayton (8–11 p.m.) Head back to the brewery on Nov. 23 for a special beer release: two bottled Imperial Stouts, two canned NE IPA’s, and one canned Margarita Style Gose. Cranes/Vultures will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Food from Grillbillies BBQ will be available all weekend. 67 Main St. DimensionalBrewing.com.

Metro Mix Chorus Holiday Show
Saturday November 23 @ 4 PM

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Metro Mix Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adeline’s International, is a women’s four-part harmony a cappella chorus, comprised of members throughout Eastern Iowa. They bring their entertaining show with a touch of humor, stunning costumes, and sassy choreography to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 23 and 4 p.m. From standard classics to contemporary favorites, Metro Mix Chorus will dazzle you with a performance not soon forgotten. You’ll find yourself tapping your toes to the energetic, rhythmic, upbeat tunes and then humming the dreamy ballads expressed in distinctive 4-part harmony. Metro Mix Chorus takes a light-hearted, musical approach to networking in “Why Haven’t I Heard from You?” There will also be plenty of familiar tunes to help move you into the holiday season! Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door for adults and $13 in advance for $15 at the door for students. Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 563-652-9815, or at OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Attitude of Gratitude
Saturday, November 23 @ 4:30 PM

Grand River Center (500 Bell St)
Opening Doors is gearing up for the 18th annual Attitude of Gratitude fall dinner and auction. Opening Doors hopes to follow in the success of previous years in raising over $130,000 to support their mission of helping homeless women and children in the Dubuque community. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction along with music provided by Tapestry. After dinner, hear from one of Opening Doors’ residents who will share their personal story. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased at OpeningDoorsDbq.org. You can also view and bid on silent auction items in advance on the Opening Doors website. The silent auction closes Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Romeo and Juliet
November 23 @ 7:30 PM
November 24 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)

The Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre program presents Danny Pancratz’s abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. Performances are Nov. 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Clarke’s Terence Donaghoe Hall. “This classic, tragic, and timeless story continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and one that beautifully depicts all of the heart-breaking nuances of young but forbidden love. We are so excited to share with audiences this condensed and excitingly fresh interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces,” said Joe Klinebriel, Director and Clarke University Professor of Drama.  Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students, and free for alumni. For additional information, contact the Clarke University Drama Department at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu.

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

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 23–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 23–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
November 23–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Westminster Fair Trade Market
Sunday, November 24 @ 10:30 AM–Noon
Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Fair Trade Market helps artisans from around the globe live sustainable lives. A Ripple Effect, a Fair Trade establishment in Dubuque, will be joining. 10 percent of all sales will be donated to a local charity. Free. 2155 University Ave. facebook.com/WPC.Dubuque.

Frozen Fun
Sunday, November 24 @ 12:30–2 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

All kindergarten and first grade girls and their parent/guardian are invited to play the Frozen way with hands-on activities. Create icy ornaments to take home, enjoy a Frozen-themed treat, and maybe even get a surprise visit from everyone’s favorite Ice Queen. Free. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. girlscoutstoday.org.

Sunnycrest Holiday Bazaar
Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30–4 PM
Sunnycrest Manor

Silent auction, raffle, rummage sale and food cart! Sponsored by The Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary; all proceeds benefit resident activities/special needs. Any cash/check donations can be made to Sunnycrest Manor Auxiliary and sent/dropped off to 2375 Roosevelt St. in Dubuque. 563-690-3547. DubuqueCounty.org.

Romeo and Juliet
November 24 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall (1550 Clarke Dr)

The Clarke University Drama and Musical Theatre program presents Danny Pancratz’s abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. Performances are Nov. 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. in Clarke’s Terence Donaghoe Hall. “This classic, tragic, and timeless story continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays, and one that beautifully depicts all of the heart-breaking nuances of young but forbidden love. We are so excited to share with audiences this condensed and excitingly fresh interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces,” said Joe Klinebriel, Director and Clarke University Professor of Drama.  Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 non-Clarke students, and free for alumni. For additional information, contact the Clarke University Drama Department at 563-588-6550 or visit Clarke.edu.

Jubeck Brewing Sunday Sing-Along
Sunday, November 24 @ 2–6 PM
Jubeck Brewing

The Jubeck Family Band will be playing Beatles songs and YOU can provide your voices! This month’s beneficiary is the Carnegie-Stout Public Library Foundation! $1 from every beer sold will go to them. Music from 3 to 5 p.m. Free. 115 W 11th St. 563-495-0263.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 24–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
November 24–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Exit Realty/Green State Credit Union Blood Drive
Monday, November 25 @ 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Exit Realty/Green State Credit Union

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be running a blood drive on their donor bus. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a long sleeve Holiday Cheer T-shirt. Donors will also have the opportunity to give to the Wounded Warriors Project Fundraiser. MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, call Bonnie Carlson at 563-231-7738 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 3529 to locate the drive. 1200 Cedar Cross Rd.

Exit Realty Blood Drive
Monday, November 25 @ 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Exit Realty (Dyersville, IA)

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be running a blood drive on their donor bus. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a long sleeve Holiday Cheer T-shirt. Donors will also have the opportunity to give to the Wounded Warriors Project Fundraiser. MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, call Beverly Willis at 563-875-0000 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org. 1021 2nd Ave SE, Dyersville, IA.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 25–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
November 25–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: November 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.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 26–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
November 26–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Exit Realty Blood Drive
Wednesday, November 27 @ 9 AM–Noon
Exit Realty (Dyersville, IA)

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be running a blood drive. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a long sleeve Holiday Cheer T-shirt. Help the YMCA earn a LifeSavings Grant to help provide educational funds for the preschool program. MVRBC is the exclusive provider of blood products to MercyOne and UnityPoint in Dubuque. To schedule an appointment, call the Y at 563-556-3371, email ebarker@mvrbc.org or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Appointments are encouraged, walk ins welcome.  Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo I.D. 35 North Booth St.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Nov. 27; Dec. 4; Jan. 15, 22, and 29; Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

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

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 28–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Walking event: Wednesday, November 27 @ 6–8 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday.

Hillcrest Family Services is excited to, once again, offer a walk through Reflections in the Park on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Park your car at Sisters of Charity BVM Mount Carmel lot and a shuttle will transport you to the park where you can walk through and see the displays as you never have before. Take your time strolling through the park, listening to the Christmas Carolers, and get your picture taken with Santa courtesy of RH photography. Admission for this event is $10 per person or $8 in advance at any DB&T location. Children 3 and under are free. The event is weather dependent.

For the rest of the nights, you can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

37th Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, November 27 @ 7 PM
Resurrection Catholic Church

Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU) Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is entitled “Make Us Whole.” Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Craig Nessan of Dubuque Wartburg Seminary. Special music will be provided by Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir and members of the University of Dubuque Choir. Organist will be Dr. Charles Barland. A free-will offering will support People In Need(P.I.N.) which provides emergency assistances in exceptional circumstances. Donations of non-perishable food items and papers goods will be accepted for the Dubuque Food Pantry. All are welcome. 4300 Asbury Rd. 563-599-4497.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 27–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
November 27–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 28 @ 9 AM
Wahlert Catholic High School
Choose from a 2.5-mile or 5-mile course. Runners age six and older are welcome. The entry fee is $10 per participant and long-sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase for $20 through online registration. A certificate for a frozen turkey will be awarded to the first-place finisher in each age division for each race. 563-583-9771. HolyFamilyDBQ.org/WCH/Turkey-Trot.

Donna Ginter’s Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 28 @ Noon
Joliet Event Center
Donna Ginter’s Free Thanksgiving Dinner lives on at the Joliet Event Center (formerly KC Hall). Dine in or carry out. Delivery available. Santa will make an appearance. 781 Locust St. 563-583-8535.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 28–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 28–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
November 28–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Annual Day After Thanksgiving Blood Drive
Friday, November 29 @ 6:30 AM–Noon
American Red Cross

33rd Annual Day After Thanksgiving Blood Drive. Free long sleeved t-shirt, while supplies last, and a $5 Amazon.com giftcard, via email. Special canteen snacks provided by local sponsors. Appointments can be made online at redcrossblood.org or call Nicole at 563-275-0597.

Verena Street Coffee Black Friday Warehouse Sale
Friday, November 29 @ 8 AM–1 PM
Verena Street Coffee Co.

The warehouse will be open for free tours, hot deals, and exclusive roasting experiences. Enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, donuts, and crafts for the kids. Free. 720 Verena Ct. 563-556-3931. verenastreet.com.

Holiday Movie Screening: Abominable
Friday, November 29 @ 10 AM
Millennium Cinema (Platteville, WI)

Watch Holiday Movie “Abominable” (PG. Bring a non-perishable food item or $1 donation for admission to the movie. All proceeds go to The Platteville Food Pantry. 151 Millennium Dr, Platteville, WI. 608-348-8888. platteville.com.

The Great Swiss Gnome Hunt
Friday, November 29 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

Choose to Opt Outside on Black Friday this year! Bring the entire family to join in the fun of finding all the gnomes hiding along the trail of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. Be the first to find the Golden Gnome and win a special prize. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCounty.org.

Cable Car Square Luminaries & Santa Claus
Friday, November 29 @ 4–7 PM
Cable Car Square (4th & Bluff St)
Hundreds of luminaries will line Bluff and 4th Streets lighting the way as families gather at the foot of the famed Fenelon Place Elevator waiting for the Jolly ‘ol Elf himself along with the Missus to ride the last cable car trip of the year! Throngs of people will gather, singing songs accompanied by KAT-FM. This is an amazing event for kids of all ages.

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: November 29–December 15
Opening Reception: Friday, November 29 @ 5–7 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 29–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

A Christmas Story
November 29–30 and December 6–7 @ 7:30 PM
December 1 and 8 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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. 

DBQ Comedy Showcase: Kristin Lytie
Friday, November 29 @ 9 PM
Smokestack

Kick it with Green Bay comedian Kristin Lytie. Kristin Lytie has performed stand up comedy in basements, laundromats, and dive bars all across the country. She cut her teeth in the Chicago comedy scene and was even named a “Comic to See” by the Chicago Tribune. Kristin has opened for Eddie Pepitone, Eliza Skinner, and has performed in the Altercation Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), Beast Village Comedy Festival (Des Moines, IA), Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Madison Comedy Week, Bird City Comedy Festival (Phoenix, AZ), Let’s Fest (Fort Wayne, IN), Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival (Columbus, OH), Cream City Comedy Festival (Milwaukee, WI), Floodwater Comedy Festival (Iowa City, IA) and more. She hosts a monthly show called Fan Club Comedy to bring unique touring comics to NE Wisconsin. Kristin has also funneled her love of horror movies into a podcast called Bloody Mary which discusses horror movies through a lens of sexuality and feminism. Guests have included professors, comics, musicians and sex workers. Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians. $10. 62 E 7th St. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 29–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 29–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
November 29–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

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

Galena Festival of Trees
Saturday, November 30 @ 10 AM–3 PM
DeSoto House Ballroom (230 S Main St, Galena, IL)

The 9th Annual Festival of Trees will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 30 in the DeSoto House Ballroom from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The Festival of Trees is a public display of spectacular one-of-a-kind designed small holiday trees, wreaths, table decorations, outdoor displays, and gift baskets sponsored and created by local artists and businesses. Admission is free. A sampling of the festival items will be on display prior to the event now through Nov. 29 at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly in Galena, IL. Enjoy Santa, holiday music, cookies, and hot chocolate as you browse through this winter wonderland. Santa will be stopping by to visit with children from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. All items will be available for purchase through a silent auction. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Galena Christmas gift for family or for yourself. Three tickets for $5 or one ticket for $2. Tickets available at the Galena ARC office, Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, Illinois Bank & Trust, and at the festival. For more information, call 815-777-2248 or visit galenaarc.org.

Home for the Holidays
Saturdays: November 30 and December 7, 14, and 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Sundays: December 1, 8, 15, and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Meet Cartoonist/Author Kevin Huizenga
Saturday, November 30 @ 2 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Award-winning cartoonist and author Kevin Huizenga will discuss and sign his latest graphic novel, The River at Night” about a man reflecting on his life, marriage, and the nature of time itself as he struggles to fall asleep. Huizenga is best known as the creator of the comic series Ganges, featuring the popular Glen Ganges character who appears in most of his work, including The River at Night. His other graphic novels include Curses, The Wild Kingdom, and Gloriana. Huizenga has won five Ignatz Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in comics and cartooning. He has also been nominated for both a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award, among the most prestigious awards in the comic industry. Comic World & Games (3220 Dodge Street) will have copies of the book for sale prior to and at the event. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
November 30–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Ozark Jubilee Presents A Branson Country Xmas Featuring the Ozark Jubilee With Special Tribute to Our Veterans
Saturday, November 30 @ 7 PM

Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)
Direct from Branson the Ozark Jubilee features an all star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. This year presenting an all new Christmas show with new music, new jokes, but the same, world-class talent that you have come to expect. The show takes the Ohnward Fine Arts Center stage on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Ozark Jubilee will be honoring and paying tribute to our veterans and thanking them for their service. The entire second half of the show is a total variety of Christmas music. The Ozark Jubilee will share with you the true meaning of Christmas with music, comedy, and message to provide an evening of entertainment that will touch your heart. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door for adults and $13 in advance for $15 at the door for students. Tickets can also be purchased at The Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 563-652-9815, or at OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

A Christmas Story
November 30 and December 6–7 @ 7:30 PM
December 1 and 8 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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. 

Catch the Train in Galena
November 30–December 15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
November 30–December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: November 30–December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
November 30–December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Home for the Holidays
Sundays: December 1, 8, 15, and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Saturdays: December 7, 14, and 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

A Christmas Story
December 1 and 8 @ 2 PM
December 6–7 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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. 

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: December 1–15
The Polar Express Live Reading: Sundays: December 1, 8, and 15 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 1–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

15th Annual Festival of Trees
December 1
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA)

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center presents their 15th Annual Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 1. Decorated trees and wreaths will be on display Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. The trees and wreaths will be sold through write-in bids at the end of the display period. The special annual fundraiser proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Available again this year you can purchase a Holiday Family Gift Pass. This pass offers you four passes (tickets) to any of Ohnward’s 2020 productions. Easy to use, and you save money! Each Holiday Family Gift Pass is just $80. To purchase a gift pass or for more information, call 563-652-9815, stop into the Ohnward Fine Arts Center box office, or visit OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Roshek Holiday
December 1–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 2–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 2–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 2–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 2–31
Cyber Monday: Monday, December 2
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.


Toddler Time
December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
December 7, January 11, February 8, 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.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 3–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Canvas Painting
Tuesday, December 3 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Supplies will be provided. These are fun classes for those who have never painted and experienced painters. Painting: Snowman. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 3–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 3–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Dec. 4; Jan. 15, 22, and 29; Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 4–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 4–31

Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, December 4 @ 6–7:30 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
First Wednesday of every month: December 4 @ 7 PM
Backpocket Brewing
Dubuque Area Humanists will hold a casual, informal discussion group. This meeting is a chance to socialize, relax, and discuss whatever anyone wants. Non-Members welcome.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 4–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 4–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 4–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 5–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 5–31

Craft Cocktails with Bryan: Thursday, December 5 @ 6–8 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 5–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 5–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 5–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 6–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

First Fridays
Friday, December 6
4–8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)
5–7 PM @ Dubuque Museum of Art (701 Locust St)
5–8 PM @ Key City Creative Center (1781 White St)
5–8 PM @ Outside the Lines art Gallery (1101 Main St)
5–8 PM @ Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
5–8 PM @ Upcycle Dubuque (1838 Central Ave)
6–9 PM @ Dubuque Area Arts Collective (345 Bluff St)

First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Visit all of the locations and celebrate our creative community. All stops are free unless otherwise noted.

Stoned Art Studio features Mississippi Valley and Driftless photography of artist Henry Matthiessen III along with displaying of his unique Stone oil lamps. Paintings of Jenna Lueck of Balltown, IA will also be featured. Refreshments will be served.

DuMA features the Molly Wood The Poison Garden exhibition opening and a festive installment of First Fridays at DuMA featuring an ugly sweater contest, hot chocolate bar, and make/take ornaments. Molly Wood has created a new body of photographs of toxic botanicals, as part of her well-known Fatal Flora series, during a recent residency at Alnwick Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. $10 Guests; members are free.

Key City Creative Center features Jean Holdener. Her recent paintings and mixed media projects have been examining the meaning of spaces and their intimate or awkward moments. She serves as a graphic arts professor at University of Dubuque.

Outside the Lines features local artist Gary Olsen. He will be available to visit and will be working throughout the evening. Light snacks and beverages will be offered.

Smokestack features Bob Felderman of General Bob Photography. “After 36 years in military (retiring as a Brigadier General, thus the nickname of ‘General Bob’), more than 30 years in real estate and appraisals, and taking photos as part of both those professions, my passion and skill in the art of photography has risen to the professional level in the past five years. Now as an independent writer and photographer, I work within many print and electronic venues with local, regional, national and international clients.”

Upcycle Dubuque celebrates local artist Barbara Arnold Heitzman. Barbara is a Signature member of the Iowa Pastel Society, a founder of Plein Air Painters of Dubuque (PPODS), and a member of Iowa Artists. She has received First Place awards at Bluff Strokes “Paint Out” in Dubuque, and at Iowa Pastel Society and Iowa Artists Society’s regional and state competitions.

DAAC hosts an opening reception for Crystalline//Chrysalis by Courtney Diedrich and Kyle Regan Their pieces range from the organic asymmetry of Diedrich’s ceramic sculptures to the geomtric symmetry of Regan’s paint and wood patterns but are bridged by a common sense of depth, of the dialogue between spaces both habitable and inhabitable.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays. 

Adult Pottery Painting Night
1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month Through Jan. 17: December 6 @ 5:30–8 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Creative Adventure Lab provides all the needed supplies, glaze, and will kiln fire your piece and have it finished within a few days. BYOB (adult beverages are allowed). Admission is free, pay only for what you paint. Pieces range in price from $8-50. Ages 16+. 210 Jones St. 563-607-5366. creativeadventurelab.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
Friday, December 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.

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

A Christmas Story
December 6–7 @ 7:30 PM
December 8 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 6–7, 11–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 8, 15, and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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. 

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

Catch the Train in Galena
December 6–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: December 6–21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
December 6–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 6–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30–11:30 AM
Rockdale United Methodist Church
Cookies, breads, candies, crafts, florals, wreaths, knitted items and more! Your one stop shop for holiday goods. RSVP if you would like to donate anything. Free. 1500 Old Mill Rd. 563-590-5598. rockdaleum.org.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 7–31

Breakfast With Santa: Saturday, December 7 @ 8–11 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

The Territory Holiday Market
Saturday, December 7 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club Social Hall (Galena, IL)
Welcome the holiday season with decorations, gift items, art, baked goods, and much more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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

Grief Retreat: Journey toward Wholeness
Saturday, December 7 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Throughout life, we experience the loss of people, places, and things. Retreatants will reflect on loss to discover how it can lead to greater wholeness and holiness. Reflection questions include, “What have been the losses in my life?” “How have I dealt with the grief of the loss?” “Do the people who have died live on in my life?” “How do I find hope in the midst of the pain of the loss?” Sister Mary Hopkins, OP, a certified grief specialist, will lead the day. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Shopping with Santa
Saturday, December 7 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Peosta Community Centre (Peosta, IA)
Come do some Christmas shopping and let your kids see Santa, get a picture taken with him, and get a small present from him that day! 7896 Burds Rd, Peosta, IA.

Santa Day
Saturday, December 7 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are a holiday tradition at Shake Rag. They’ve promised to return for a photo-op appearance from 10 a.m. to noon. At Santa’s Workshops, find everything you need to decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread cottage. Christmas crafts and decoration supplies will be provided. Decorate a cookie with frosting and sprinkles. Prices vary per activity. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.com.

Toddler Time
December 7, January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
January 7, February 4, March 3, 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.

Home for the Holidays
Saturdays: December 7, 14, and 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Sundays: December 8, 15, and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

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

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: December 7–15
East Dubuque Module Presentation by Phil Jackman: Saturday, December 7 @ 4 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 7–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
Saturday, December 7 @ 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.

A Christmas Story
December 7 @ 7:30 PM
December 8 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 7, 11–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 8, 15, and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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. 

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

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

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: December 7–21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
December 7–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 7–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Home for the Holidays
Sundays: December 8, 15, and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Saturdays: December 14 and 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM

Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Remembering Our Loved Ones at Holiday Time
Sunday, December 8 @ 1:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

This ecumenical service will honor family and friends who have died by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree in Queen of Rosary Chapel. This service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for families and others to experience a new and meaningful ritual. After the service, participants will be able to take the ornament and place it in the home during the holiday season. To remember a loved one(s) with an ornament at this service, please contact Janice at (608) 748-4411, ext. 811. Deadline for ornaments is Nov. 27. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

A Christmas Story
December 8 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)

After a nearly sold out run in 2016, Grand Opera House Director Frank McClain is restaging this Christmas Classic. Enjoy A Christmas Story on Nov. 29–30 and Dec. 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. A treat for the whole family, A Christmas Story is a stage version of the 1983 classic film based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepard. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; and more. 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.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 8, 15, and 22 @ 2 PM
December 11–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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. 

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: December 8–15
The Polar Express Live Reading: Sundays: December 8 and 15 @ 2 PM
Kids Run The Trains: Sunday, December 8 @ 1–4 PM

Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 8–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Roshek Holiday
December 8–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 8–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 9–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

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

Catch the Train in Galena
December 9–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 9–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 9–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 10–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: December 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.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 10–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 10–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 10–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 11–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 11–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 15 and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 11–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Roshek Holiday
December 11–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 11–31

Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique & Potosa Spa: Wednesday, December 11
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 11–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 12–31

Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry: Thursday, December 12 @ 5–7 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 12–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

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

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: December 12–15
Restoration of the “Big Boy” Steam Locomotive Presentation by Phil Jackman @ Thursday, December 12 @ 7 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 12–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 15 and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Roshek Holiday
December 12–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 12–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 13–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 13–14, and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 15 and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 13–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: December 13–21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
December 13–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 13–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: December 14 @ 9–11 AM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

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

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Saturday, December 14 @ 10 AM
Shake Rag Alley Ellery House (Mineral Point, WI)

The purpose of the group is to provide support and encouragement for serious or aspiring poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. Free. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. director.shakeragalley@gmail.com. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: Callie Mescher, Music Together Neurodynamic
Saturdays: December 14, January 11, February 8, 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!

Home for the Holidays
Saturdays: December 14 and 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Sundays: December 15 and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM

Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 14–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dancing in December
Saturday, December 14 @ 6–10 PM
Steeple Square

Join Adam’s Dance Connection for an evening of social dancing, dance lessons, light snacks and a cash bar to support Steeple Square. $15 before Dec. 10; $20 door. 563-235-3584. events@steeplesquare.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
Saturday, December 14 @ 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.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 14 and 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 15 and 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Catch the Train in Galena
December 14–15
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: December 14–21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
December 14–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 14–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Home for the Holidays
Sundays: December 15 and 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Saturdays: December 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM

Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Catch the Train in Galena
Show: December 15
The Polar Express Live Reading: Sunday, December 15 @ 2 PM
Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
Railway enthusiast Philip Jackman will share his N Scale operating trains on a 32’ by 16’ display featuring a variety of topography, including cities, deserts, canyons, and more. The walls will be covered with railroad themed artwork and historic regional photos of trains and depots. Also view modules from East Dubuque and from other train enthusiasts in the region. Reception on Nov. 29 at 5–7 p.m., Phil Jackman presentations on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.; kids run the trains (with UnPosed Photography taking pictures) on Dec. 8 at 1–4 p.m.; and live reading of The Polar Express on Sundays at 2 p.m. $5 Adults; free for 12 and under. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. 779-214-0261. galenacenterforthearts.org.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 15 and 22 @ 2 PM
December 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Jim McDonough & His Orchestra & Singers: Holiday Grande 2019
Sunday, December 15 @ 2:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
It’s beginning to SOUND a lot like Christmas! “Iowa’s Own Pianist” Jim McDonough and his orchestra and singers have announced a statewide tour this holiday season with a dazzling all-new production benefiting Camp Courageous (CampCourageous.org). This spectacular holiday stage production — new for 2019 — features acclaimed International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough at a concert grand piano, his professional 14-piece orchestra, a cast of sensational singers and dancers, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season. The tour will deliver the message of Christmas in a production perfect for all generations. “We’ve put together the grandest ‘Holiday Grande’ yet,” McDonough says. “It’s elegant, it’s exciting, it’s filled with spectacular musical arrangements, and it benefits a wonderful organization.” For the past twelve years, McDonough’s holiday tour has benefitted Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. $29–$54. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. PianoFavorites.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 15–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Roshek Holiday
December 15–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 15–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 16–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: December 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.

Roshek Holiday
December 16–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 16–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 17–31

World’s Largest Office Party: Thursday, December 17 @ 5–7 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 17–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Roshek Holiday
December 17–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 17–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 18–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 18–31

Holiday Wine Tasting: Friday, December 18 @ 6–8 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 18–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Roshek Holiday
December 18–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 18–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 19–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

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

A Nice Family Christmas
December 19–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Roshek Holiday
December 19–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 19–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 20–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Adult Pottery Painting Night
1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month Through Jan. 17: December 20 @ 5:30–8 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Creative Adventure Lab provides all the needed supplies, glaze, and will kiln fire your piece and have it finished within a few days. BYOB (adult beverages are allowed). Admission is free, pay only for what you paint. Pieces range in price from $8-50. Ages 16+. 210 Jones St. 563-607-5366. creativeadventurelab.org.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 20–21 @ 7:30 PM
December 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Central Express
Fridays and Saturdays: December 20–21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
December 20–21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 20–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 21 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Sunday, December 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM

Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

A Nice Family Christmas
December 21 @ 7:30 PM
December 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

Central Express
Saturday, December 21
Central Avenue Corridor (1400–2300 Central Ave)
The Central Express is a multiple-week celebration of the arts, pop-up storefronts, and the holidays from Nov. 8 through Dec. 21 in downtown Dubuque’s Central Avenue Corridor. In partnership with building and business owners, Dubuque Main Street will have holiday and arts pop-up shops open, all to demonstrate the Potential on Central. The focus is to fill vacant storefronts with tenants, offer family-friendly activities, engage the local arts community, and line the streets with holiday spirit. 563-588-4400. DowntownDubuque.org/central-express.

Roshek Holiday
Saturday, December 21
Roshek Building
The Roshek Holiday brings back the holiday magic of years past with many family-friendly events and activities, including a tree-lighting ceremony on Opening Night, Selfies with Santa, and live music. A special emphasis is placed on the “giving” spirit with the inclusion of the Nonprofit Silent Auction of holiday Items and the Sharing and Caring Tree. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bid from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20. In addition, you can donate to the Caring and Sharing Tree to help families during the holiday season or drop off a holiday card for a veteran.You can get selfies with Santa every Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 700 Locust St. 563-583-1470.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 21–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

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

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 21–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Home for the Holidays
Sunday, December 22 @ 11 AM–4 PM

Mathias Ham Historic Site

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. $7.50 Adults; $4 children 3-17; free for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

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

A Nice Family Christmas
December 22 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)

The Bell Tower Theater’s final comedy of 2019, A Nice Family Christmas, takes the stage Dec. 6–22. It’s Christmas Eve, and a reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a story about a typical family Christmas—his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his widowed mother, crazy uncle, eccentric grandmother, battling siblings, and their neurotic spouses—no shortage of material. But when they learn that he’s writing an article about them, the fruitcake hits the fan. Will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together? Dec. 6 and 7 are the 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.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 22–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 22–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 23–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 23–31

Festivus Celebration: Monday, December 23 @ 7 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 23–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 24–31

Old Time Christmas Eve Dinner: Tuesday, December 24 @ 5–9 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 24–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: December 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.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 24–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Various Dates: December 25–31

Christmas Day Brunch: Wednesday, December 25 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 25–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 25–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 26–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 26–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 27–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 27–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 28–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 28–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 29–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
Sunday, December 29 @ 5:05 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.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 29–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 30–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 30–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 31–January 4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas
Tuesday, December 31 @ 9 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque (200 Main St)

Celebrate the holiday season at Hotel Julien Dubuque during the 12 Days of Christmas. Now in its seventh year, this holiday series features events for all ages designed to spread seasonal cheer throughout the Dubuque community. The series kicks off on Dec. 2 with the hotel’s annual Cyber Monday Gift Card Sale. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, a yearly favorite, will take place on Dec. 4. The event includes the unveiling of the hotel’s 18 ft. live lobby Christmas tree, caroling, and a special visit from Santa Claus. Other family favorite events include Breakfast with Santa scheduled for Dec. 7, Old Fashion Christmas Eve Dinner on Dec. 24, and Christmas Day Brunch at Caroline’s on Dec. 25. The celebrations continue in Riverboat Lounge as well. From the newly added Craft Cocktails with Bryan on Dec. 5 and Holiday Wine Tasting on Dec. 18. to the yearly favorite Jazz It Up with Jingle Barry on the 12th, Riverboat Lounge will be brimming with holiday cheer! Plus, the Seinfeld inspired Festivus Celebration returns on Dec. 23. Returning this year are Shopping with PJ Chapin’s Boutique and Potosa Spa on Dec. 11, World’s Largest Office Party on Dec. 17, and back by popular demand, the return of New Year’s Eve at Hotel Julien Dubquue on Dec. 31. This year’s theme is Boogie ’Til The Ball Drops with entertainment from local funk and soul band Boogie Monster. 563-556-4200. HotelJulienDubuque.com.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
December 31–January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 1–4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 1–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 2–4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 2–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 3–4, 2020 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Adult Pottery Painting Night
1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month Through Jan. 17: January 3 @ 5:30–8 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Creative Adventure Lab provides all the needed supplies, glaze, and will kiln fire your piece and have it finished within a few days. BYOB (adult beverages are allowed). Admission is free, pay only for what you paint. Pieces range in price from $8-50. Ages 16+. 210 Jones St. 563-607-5366. creativeadventurelab.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
Friday, January 3 @ 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.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 3–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

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

25th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 4 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park (1700 S Grandview Ave)
Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 25th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Each night the 25th car will receive a $25 Hy-Vee gift card. Santa will visit every Monday. You can pick up advanced tickets for $8 at any Hillcrest or DB&T location or pay $10 per car at the gate. For more information, visit hillcrest-fs.org or call 563-845-0378.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 4–5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Nativities of the World
January 5

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This exhibit features handcrafted nativities from lands near and far including the United States, Krygystan, Haiti, Germany, India, Venezuela, Ecuador, Jerusalem, Peru, Russia, Kenya, and many more countries. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toddler Time
January 7, February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
January 11, February 8, 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.

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

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

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

L&MOP Concert Series: String Q: Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music
Saturdays: January 11, February 8, 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!

Toddler Time
January 11, February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
February 4, March 3, 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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
Saturday, January 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.

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

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: January 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.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Jan. 15, 22, and 29; Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

Adult Pottery Painting Night
Friday, January 17 @ 5:30–8 PM
Creative Adventure Lab
Creative Adventure Lab provides all the needed supplies, glaze, and will kiln fire your piece and have it finished within a few days. BYOB (adult beverages are allowed). Admission is free, pay only for what you paint. Pieces range in price from $8-50. Ages 16+. 210 Jones St. 563-607-5366. creativeadventurelab.org.

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

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Waterloo
Saturday, January 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.

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

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

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

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

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

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
January 20, February 7, 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.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Jan. 22 and 29; Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
Thursday, January 23 @ 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: January 25–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: January 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.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Jan. 29; Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: January 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.

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

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

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

Toddler Time
February 4, March 3, April 7 @ 9–10 AM or 10:30–11:30 AM
February 8, 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.

School’s Out Ed-Venture Camps
February 7, 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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
Friday, February 7 @ 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.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: February 8 @ 9–11 AM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

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

L&MOP Concert Series: JazzQ: Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music
Saturdays: February 8, 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!

Toddler Time
February 8, March 7, April 11 @ 10:30–11:30 AM
March 3, 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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
Saturday, February 8 @ 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: The Princess and The Pea, performed by Lexington Children’s Theatre
Sunday, February 9 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
What does it take to be a princess? Is it bravery? Kindness? A fabulous wardrobe? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? This fun and funky retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic determines what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: February 11 @ 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.

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

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Feb. 12 and 19; and 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.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
Friday, February 14 @ 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: February 15–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: February 15 @ 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.

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.

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Feb. 19; and 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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: Mar. 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.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: March 14 @ 9–11 AM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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
Roshek Building Lobby
An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: May 9 @ 9–11 AM
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.

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 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.

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.