Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

December 2021

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 8–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas: Craft Cocktails With Carl
Wednesday, December 8 @ 6–8 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Riverboat Lounge

Bartender Carl helps you master the perfect craft cocktail recipes to “wow” your guests this holiday season on Dec. 8. Meet in the Riverboat Lounge at 6 p.m. for an entertaining and educational evening! 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. hoteljuliendubuque.com/event/12-days-of-christmas.

Chow Bella Book Group: The Christmas Table
Wednesday, December 8 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A book group for foodies. Discuss The Christmas Table by Donna Vanliere. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: December 8 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Postmodern Jukebox The Grand Reopening Tour
Wednesday, December 8 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

The time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are set to make the ‘20s roar again! PMJ performs some of modern music’s biggest hits in the classic styles of bygone eras. The Grand Reopening Tour will feature an ensemble of multi-talented singers and musicians bringing Bradlee’s generation-spanning arrangements alive night after night. The core ensemble is often joined by surprise guests to make each concert unique and unpredictable—making for one of the most thrilling live music experiences of this and any other time period. $50–$80. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Trivia for Dorks
Wednesdays: December 8 @ 7 PM
Dimensional Brewing Co
Trivia For Dorks is a weekly pub trivia game hosted by Sara Jean. Play solo or assemble a team as large as you would like. Gift cards are given for the top 3 teams each week. The game is 5 rounds, which includes 10 questions in each round. 1 picture round, 2 general knowledge rounds and 2 theme rounds. Free. 67 Main St.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Wednesdays: December 8 @ 8 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas: Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show
Thursday, December 9 @ 11 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Caroline’s Restaurant

On Dec. 9, ladies enjoy lunch at Caroline’s while seeing the latest in women’s wear available at PJ Chapin’s Boutique Shoppe located inside Hotel Julien Dubuque. Lunch includes complimentary toast of eggnog, champagne, or NA champagne, Choice of Paradise Salad with Grilled Chicken , BLT Wrap, Vegetarian Quiche with Fruit, Chicken Salad Croissant, or Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken. Sandwiches and wraps are served with chips. All entrées include Chef Mike’s Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Crème Brûlée. $20 per person includes a $5 donation to Toys for Tots Dubuque to which Caroline’s Restaurant will match. RSVP: 563-588-5595. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. hoteljuliendubuque.com/event/12-days-of-christmas.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 9–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 9 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Fundraiser
Thursday, December 9 @ 6:30–9:30 PM
Dimensional Brewing Co

Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board Inc. is collecting tips to help support school bus grants and student educational programs. Music provided by Broken Rubber Band. Free. 67 Main St. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Hy-Vee Trivia w/ Trivia With Brett
Every Thursday: December 9 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Join Brett for trivia at Hy-Vee Dodge. Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place teams and there will be great drink and food specials. Free. 3500 Dodge St. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 9 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 9 @ 7 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-6008. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

DBQ Artisans Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Friday, December 10 @ 4–8 PM
Saturday, December 11 @ 2–6 PM
Smokestack

Sip, shop, and support local. Unique, memorable, and beautiful holiday gifts from local artisans—jewelry, drawings, ceramics, clothing, and more. Featured local artists include Berlyn Designs, Pink Moons Cree-ations, Burn Art & Illustration, and art by Rachel Spurling. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Book Release: The Langworthys of Dubuque
Friday, December 10 @ 5 PM
River Lights Bookstore

The Langworthys arrived in the lead mining district of the Upper Midwest in the 1820s. James built the first Methodist church, Solon plowed the first fields, and Lucius built the first road between Dubuque and Iowa City. Author Susan M. Hellert adds to Dubuque’s rich, historical heritage as she details how the Langworthys helped build a city—the City of Dubuque, Iowa. Susan’s previous work, Hidden History of Dubuque, is also available at River Lights. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

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

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

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 10–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

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

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 10–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dark Side of the Yule
Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)

Classical Blast melds classic rock and Christmas music in this exhilarating concert experience that’s becoming a holiday tradition for Galena area residents and visitors alike. Melding rock hits from Metallica, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel. Joni Mitchell, Evanescence and more with their unique take on traditional carols and classic holiday favorites, Classical Blast has created one of the most unusual and enjoyable holiday shows to be found. It’s eye and ear candy the Sugarplum Fairy herself could be proud of. It’s a Christmas show that will long be remembered. Beverages served by the Galena Brewing Co. $20. 115 S Bench St Galena, IL. 708-386-0285. classicalblast.com.

The World’s Most Ridiculous Trivia Game Show!
Friday, December 10 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
It’s part trivia night, part game show. Between trivia rounds, random players are selected to come on stage and add points to their scores by playing some CRAZY games with hosts Brett Walkow and Dan Deiber. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Speedquizzing Trivia w/ GQ Entertainment
Fridays: December 10 @ 8:30 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Play as an individual or play with a team. Winner takes home a free case of beer. Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas: Breakfast With Santa
Saturday, December 11 @ 8–11 AM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Join Santa for a delicious breakfast, crafts, ornament creation, Christmas stories, and music on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Reservations are recommended. Meals are $16 for adults and children are $9.50 or free with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots. RSVP: 563-588-5563; dmm@hoteljuliendubuque.com. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. hoteljuliendubuque.com/event/12-days-of-christmas.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: December 11 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

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

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: David Landau, Children’s Entertainer
2nd Saturday through April: December 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

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

Frentress Lake’s First Annual Shopping Event for Toys For Tots
Saturday, December 11 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Frentress Lake Resort, (East Dubuque, IL)

The Frentress Lake’s First Annual Shopping Event for Toys For Tots will take place on December 11th from 10am-2pm in East Dubuque, IL. in their big showroom. This is a FREE event with a suggested donation or a new, unused toy to support Toys for Tots. They’re packing a big shopping punch into 4 hours with a slew of door prizes including a guided river cruise. Browse items from a variety of vendors and 50/50 raffles throughout the day with proceeds going to Toys for Tots. Join sponsors Frentress Lake Marine Center, Midwest Motorsports, Potosi Brewing, and Galena Cellars for a day of shopping and fun. 818 Gill Rd., East Dubuque, IL.

Christmas Around the World
Saturday, December 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, December 12 @ 2 PM
Saturday, December 18 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, December 19 @ 2 PM
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Elf Jingle can’t resist Santa’s magical “clockenschpiel” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, “Christmas Around the World.” The show is approximately 45 minutes. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Home for the Holidays
House Tours: December 11, 12, 18, and 19 @ Noon–4 PM
Gingerbread Baking: Saturday, December 11 @ 1–3 PM
Candlelight Tours: Saturday, December 11 @ 6 and 7 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site
The holiday season has arrived, and the Mathias Ham Historic Site is opening its doors for plenty of old-fashioned holiday events—inviting the community to reimagine, reengage, and reconnect after a year apart. Home for the Holidays features specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and special activities. House Tours will be available from noon to 4 p.m on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19. The Ham House will be decorated in period style, and costumed interpreters will share holiday traditions of the Victorian era. Refreshments and crafts will be available as well. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-17, and members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive free admission. A tea break from the bustle of the holiday season will be held Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. An assortment of finger sandwiches, holiday treats, and a variety of teas (or hot chocolate) will be available. If dietary restrictions are noted ahead of time, staff will be able to accommodate those needs. Adult admission is $20 and children’s admission is $10. Candlelight Tours through the Ham House will be offered Saturday evenings on Dec. 4 and 11, at 6 and 7 p.m. each night. Tour the Ham House by candlelight while learning about the architectural and historical significance of the home. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receiving a discount. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Gingerbread baking is another interactive event taking place during Home for the Holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., attendees of all ages can learn how to make gingerbread. Adult admission is $25 and children’s admission is $15. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545 x218. rivermuseum.com/events.

Presentation and Book Signing with Larry Friedman
Saturday, December 11 @ 1 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Third Floor Auditorium

Larry Friedman presents his book Jo Reynolds: A Diamond in the Rough. While the casino may be the first thing that comes to people’s mind when they think of Diamond Jo, it’s Dubuque author Larry Friedman’s goal to educate people about the fascinating life of the man it was named after. The author will be available to sign his book after his presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. carnegiestout.org.

Cedars for Celebration
Saturday, December 11 @ 1–3 PM
Sunnycrest Manor

Bring home a native tree or wreath this season from right here in Dubuque County. While cedars are native to this area, they are taking over our remnant prairies and need to be taken out. Cedars will be cut down with hand saws and loppers provided by County Conservation Staff. Wire, ribbon, and tools will be provided for wreath making. Dress for the weather and bring rope to tie down any larger trees you will be taking home with you. Free. 2375 Roosevelt St. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 11–12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

DBQ Artisans Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, December 11 @ 2–6 PM
Smokestack

Sip, shop, and support local. Unique, memorable, and beautiful holiday gifts from local artisans—jewelry, drawings, ceramics, clothing, and more. Featured local artists include Berlyn Designs, Pink Moons Cree-ations, Burn Art & Illustration, and art by Rachel Spurling. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: December 11 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows
Saturday, December 11 @ 4–7 PM
Galena, IL

Don’t miss one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. More than 5,000 candlelit luminaries line the streets, steps, and sidewalks, and store windows come alive! From Main Street to the hills overlooking Grant Park, all of Galena will be glowing. Store windows on Main Street come alive with holiday-inspired animation in Living Windows, and local businesses offer extended hours, so take advantage and do some holiday shopping! If you’re looking for some Christmas Caroling, make your way to Grant Park at 6 p.m. where you will find some carolers singing your favorite tunes in the park gazebo for approximately an hour. The Old Blacksmith Shop at 245 Commerce Dr. opens from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as blacksmith Rich Tickner and his team of volunteers fire up the forge and demonstrate their craft for visitors. The gift shop will be filled with items custom-made by the blacksmiths. Free. 309-530-9786.

Katie’s Garden Winter Wonderland: Holiday StoryWalk
Saturday, December 11 @ 5–7 PM
Katie’s Garden (Platteville, WI)

Read the story with your family at your own pace while enjoying the holiday lights, pick up a free children’s book, and explore the animated light displays. Presented by Building Platteville in partnership with Platteville Regional Chamber. 275 W Business HWY 151, Platteville, WI. 608-348-8888. platteville.com.

Centennial Cross Fundraiser
Saturday, December 11 @ 5–7:30 PM
Joliet Event Center

KC Council 510 is hosting a special fundraiser for the blue lighted Centennial Cross in Key West. Poor Man’s Catering has generously donated an awesome beef tips (made from prime rib) and homemade noodles dinner with two sides, homemade bread, and a dessert. Music provided by Ron Lubbers. Proceeds from meal will be set aside for the repair and relighting of the cross. RSVP required. $10. 781 Locust. 563-588-2011.

A Cherry, Cherry Christmas Dinner Show
Saturday, December 11 @ 5–9:30 PM
Ehrler Special Event Barn (Galena, IL)

Take some time to fill your tummies, warm your hearts and get in the holiday spirit. Join vocalist and story teller Denny “Diamond” for an evening of holiday music featuring songs from Neil Diamond’s Acoustic Christmas album along with stories and songs from his show, A Neil Diamond Story. $55 Adults, $25 children. 11866 Chetlain Ln, Galena, IL. 815-893-9202. dennydiamond.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 11–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Christmas Glow Parade
Saturday, December 11 @ 6 PM
Cuba City, WI

The parade theme “Christmas Staycation” offers prizes for the top three entries! Doug Collins will be MC for the evening with Christmas music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by firetruck during the parade and then meet with children at the Presidential Plaza Gazebo. Complimentary hot chocolate, hot dogs, and popcorn plus enjoy deep fried cheese curds. Lioness will have ornaments for the Tree of Remembrance. City of Presidents will have the Caboose open for tours.

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

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet
December 11, 17 and 18 @ 7:30 PM
December 12 and 19 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this show is always a treat. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under; $15 single household livestream; $25 multiple household livestream. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday
Saturday, December 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Presented by the Dubuque Arts Council in cooperation with Heritage Center. Direct from New York, Broadway’s best including Dubuque native Rita Harvey sing in the New Year with Broadway Holiday! Neil Berg’s critically acclaimed musical revue will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with an unforgettable holiday event. Featuring hits from classic shows like My Fair Lady and South Pacific to groundbreakers like West Side Story and Chicago to more recent blockbusters like Jersey Boys and Wicked, the show will also feature much-loved holiday tunes. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $29–$49. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Ned LeDoux
Saturday, December 11 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom
Country singer and songwriter Ned LeDoux heads to Q Casion’s Q Showroom on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. LeDoux is well respected for his high-energy live shows that mix his western roots with the rock and roll influences he acquired in his youth. He routinely headlines his own shows as well as earning coveted opening slots for Toby Keith, Aaron Watson and Garth Brooks. “We opened for Garth in Indianapolis last year and it was our first football stadium which was crazy,” he says. “When people are coming out to our shows and spending their hard-earned money on a ticket, I don’t want to leave them disappointed. We’re going to give you a show and leave you wanting more. I’m always out of breath and soaking wet when we’re done, but it’s so much fun!” Ages 21+. $25. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

KrampusNacht Creatures & Queens Drag Show
Saturday, December 11 @ 10 PM
Smokestack

This holiday drag show gets dark and mysterious for KrampusNacht. Featuring Elektra SuperNova, Anna Mae, Cynthia Mooseknuckle, Sage Umbra, and Gretch Grimm-Deville. Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater for your chance to win the contest during the show. After the show, join a guest DJ for a night of dancing. Ages 21+. $15. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdragshow2021.eventbrite.com.

Home for the Holidays
House Tours: December 12, 18, and 19 @ Noon–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site
The holiday season has arrived, and the Mathias Ham Historic Site is opening its doors for plenty of old-fashioned holiday events—inviting the community to reimagine, reengage, and reconnect after a year apart. Home for the Holidays features specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and special activities. House Tours will be available from noon to 4 p.m on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19. The Ham House will be decorated in period style, and costumed interpreters will share holiday traditions of the Victorian era. Refreshments and crafts will be available as well. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-17, and members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive free admission. A tea break from the bustle of the holiday season will be held Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. An assortment of finger sandwiches, holiday treats, and a variety of teas (or hot chocolate) will be available. If dietary restrictions are noted ahead of time, staff will be able to accommodate those needs. Adult admission is $20 and children’s admission is $10. Candlelight Tours through the Ham House will be offered Saturday evenings on Dec. 4 and 11, at 6 and 7 p.m. each night. Tour the Ham House by candlelight while learning about the architectural and historical significance of the home. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receiving a discount. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Gingerbread baking is another interactive event taking place during Home for the Holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., attendees of all ages can learn how to make gingerbread. Adult admission is $25 and children’s admission is $15. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545 x218. rivermuseum.com/events.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 12 and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet
December 12 and 19 @ 2 PM
December 17 and 18 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this show is always a treat. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under; $15 single household livestream; $25 multiple household livestream. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 12–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Christmas Around the World
Sunday, December 12 @ 2 PM
Saturday, December 18 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, December 19 @ 2 PM
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Elf Jingle can’t resist Santa’s magical “clockenschpiel” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, “Christmas Around the World.” The show is approximately 45 minutes. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Cut Loose Tree Farm
Sunday, December 12 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Cut Loose Tree Farm is the only tree farm in Iowa that carries all 16 varieties of Christmas trees. They’re known for their perfectly pruned pines and beautiful balsams. But, it’s just before Christmas and a parasite has proven to put inventory in peril. President Pine (who prefers Christmas Cocktails rather than taking the family tree business too seriously) isn’t too concerned. Everyone else is, as jobs are on the chopping block. But wait! That chopping block just got more interesting…Who’s on it? Marketing Director, Sappy Selfie? The company’s accountant-and-resident karaoke queen, Merryoke? Perhaps Jack Frost or Holly N. Ivy is in the know…or maybe they’re about to be butchered themselves. It’s a prickly place for Christmas capers this fine December, for sure. The dinner includes a four course meal, wine or beverage of your choice, and the theater. RSVP required.  $59.95.  563-583-6100 x203. stonecliffwinery.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: December 13 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 13–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

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

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

L. May Book Group: The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
Monday, December 13 @ 6:30 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories by Martin Edwards. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 14–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Hotel Julien Dubuque 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Arrangement Workshop
Tuesday, December 14 @ 6–8 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom

On Dec. 14, join floral designers Hillary and Rhonda from Handpickd for a fun-filled workshop where you get to create your very own holiday Christmas arrangement. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to make a fabulous holiday arrangement, decorated unique to your own style. Handpickd will provide all the decorations and arrangement-making materials. Workshop is $85. RSVP: fresh@handpickd4u.com. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. hoteljuliendubuque.com/event/12-days-of-christmas.

Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence
Monday, December 14 @ 7 PM
Online

The Dubuque Coalition for Nonviolence will remember the Sandy Hook tragedy with a 30 minute live stream event. Speakers include Tom Giesen and Chris Oldroyd, parents who experienced a school shooting near Denver, Co and son of longtime Dubuque activists. Also, we will remember each of the victims who died at Sandy Hook Elementary. Dec. 14, 2012, was a violent and troubling day in American history. It was the day that a gunman killed 20 first-grade students and six of the faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. It was a day of tears and sadness for all Americans. It was one more mass shooting, but this time the violence happened in an elementary school. Every day more than 100 Americans die from gun violence. What can we do to stop the violence? Free. 563-581-7690. facebook.com/DBQCNV.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 14 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Native American Book Discussion: The Night Watchman
Tuesday, December 14 @ 7-8:15 PM
Online
Join Eric Anglada virtually to share musings of Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman. Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award winning author Erdrich’s grandfather, who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 14 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 15–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Mystery & Mayhem Book Club: Hollywood Homicide
Wednesday, December 15 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library Third Floor Auditorium

Discuss Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett. Struggling actress Dayna witnesses a fatal hit and run accident and decides to use her love of detective novels to solve the case, claim the $15,000 reward, and find justice for the victim. Copies are available for check out. Ages 18+. RSVP required. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. carnegiestout.org.

Community Blue Christmas Service
Wednesday, December 15 @ 6:30 PM
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and Online

A service of healing and hope for anyone feeling blue this season. A reflective opportunity for all who have experienced grief, setbacks or loss. Clergy leadership from First Presbyterian, First Congregational, Holy Trinity Lutheran, St. John’s Episcopal, and St. Luke’s United Methodist. Child care provided. 1199 Main St. stlukesdbq.org/worship.

Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation Tree of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, December 15 @ 6:30 PM
Midwest Medical Center (Galena, IL)

The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary Foundation will once again sponsor the Tree of Love fundraiser that will provide the community the opportunity to honor loved ones during the holiday season. This event raises money for Midwest Medical Center in Galena and Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. The Tree Lighting Ceremony features music by the LoveNotes from the Galena Center for the Arts. Refreshments will be provided by Auxiliary members. The tree will be lit and a check will be presented to the hospital. Free. 1 Medical Center Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-6056.

Trivia for Dorks
Wednesdays: December 15 @ 7 PM
Dimensional Brewing Co
Trivia For Dorks is a weekly pub trivia game hosted by Sara Jean. Play solo or assemble a team as large as you would like. Gift cards are given for the top 3 teams each week. The game is 5 rounds, which includes 10 questions in each round. 1 picture round, 2 general knowledge rounds and 2 theme rounds. Free. 67 Main St.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Wednesdays: December 15 @ 8 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 16–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Sugar Cookies: Ugly Sweater Style
Thursday, December 16 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Steeple Square

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means… ugly sweaters, of course! Why not take that even further and decorate cookies to look like ugly sweaters? Join this fun class to bake and decorate sugar cookies, ugly-sweater-style, and then take some home to enjoy or share. RSVP. $39. 101 E 15th St. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race
Thursday, December 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.  Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 16 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia w/ Trivia With Brett
Every Thursday: December 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Join Brett for trivia at Hy-Vee Dodge. Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place teams and there will be great drink and food specials. Free. 3500 Dodge St. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 16 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 16 @ 7 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-6008. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia Night Live w/ Think & Drink
3rd Thursday: December 16 @ 7 PM
Hops & Rye

Free. 1108 Locust St. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 16 @ 7 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-6008. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Jukebox Bingo
Every Other Thursday: December 16 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Free. 333 E 10th St.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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

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

Tallgrass Music Festival: The Juliani Ensemble
Friday, December 17 @ 5–7 PM
Saturday, December 18 @ 5–7 PM
Sunday, December 19 @ 3–5 PM
Goldmoor Inn & Resort (Galena, IL)

The fourth annual Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival hosts The Juliani Ensemble. Enjoy the return of live performance with a program featuring Duet for Violin and Cello, J. Montgomery; Grand Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello, Op. 35, E. Walckiers; and Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Op. 40, A. Roussel. Guests will be treated to pre-concert hors d’oeuvres and drinks, along with the opportunity to meet the musicians following the performance. $50. 9001 Sandhill Rd, Galena IL. 815-777-3925. goldmoor.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 17–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Classic Christmas Movies Trivia Night
Friday, December 17 @ 7 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

A holiday staple for years, a few classic Christmas movies will be the topic for the Christmas-themed trivia night. Five rounds of questions test how well you know the characters and their hijinks from the movies. Up to 8 people per team. Win cash prizes! RSVP. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

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

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 17–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Sara Evans Blue Christmas Tour
Friday, December 17 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

Platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans’ career in country music spans nearly a quarter-century and has included several massive hits that remain popular on country radio and streaming services. Her first No. 1 came in 1998 with the title track from her sophomore album, No Place That Far. The follow up to that record, 2000’s Born to Fly,’ spawned three Top 5 singles, including the title track, which reached the top of Billboard’s Country Singles and Country Airplay charts. Additional No. 1s include “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger.” All together, Evans has recorded more than 30 charting singles and totaled more than five million album sales. Beyond her music career, Evans has also made extensive television appearances. She was one of the inspirations for the lead character Rayna James on the series Nashville and consulted with producers about her experiences as a working mother in the music industry. Evans would eventually guest star as herself on an episode of the show. $40–$86. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet
December 17 and 18 @ 7:30 PM
December 19 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this show is always a treat. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under; $15 single household livestream; $25 multiple household livestream. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Maddie Poppe’s Acoustic Christmas Tour
Friday, December 17 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Maddie Poppe is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, IA and Season 16 winner of American Idol. She has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Live! with Kelly & Ryan to name a few, and performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and CMA Fest in Nashville. Maddie’s sophomore album, Whirlwind, reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts, and her hit single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17. Last holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Speedquizzing Trivia w/ GQ Entertainment
Fridays: December 17 @ 8:30 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Play as an individual or play with a team. Winner takes home a free case of beer. Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: December 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

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

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: December 18 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
This week, the market stays open one hour later and welcomes holiday art and craft vendors for the first time ever! Shop local, unique handmade goods for your holiday gift-giving. Many of the regular market vendors will have special holiday gift boxes of your favorite local food products as well. This season, over 30 regional vendors will offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering (contact manager@wintermarketdbq.com). Dubuque Winter Farmers Market is held in the west concourse in the former Younkers Men’s storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market is open every Saturday (except Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) through April 30. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Country Christmas
Saturday, December 18 @ 10 AM–Noon
Shenandoah Riding Center Indoor Arena (Galena, IL)

Celebrate Christmas at the indoor arena with gifts from Santa, pet the mini-brigade, create a Christmas craft, and wagon rides. Hot drinks from Galena Roasters available for purchase, and Belden Boys Books available for purchase. $5 children; free for adults. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. thegalenaterritory.com.

Food For Thought: A Winter Market Speaker Series
Last Saturday through April: December 18 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Winter Farmers Market

(Note: There is no Winter Market on Dec. 25, so this event is held on Dec. 18.) Join Dubuque Winter Farmers Market for engaging conversations with farmers, advocates, and food system disrupters who will help you make connections to the broader food system. Support for the Food For Thought Series is provided by Dubuque County Food Policy Council, Sustainable Dubuque, and Four Mounds Foundation. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com/speakerseries.

Christmas Around the World
Saturday, December 18 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Sunday, December 19 @ 2 PM
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Elf Jingle can’t resist Santa’s magical “clockenschpiel” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, “Christmas Around the World.” The show is approximately 45 minutes. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Home for the Holidays
House Tours: December 18 and 19 @ Noon–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site
The holiday season has arrived, and the Mathias Ham Historic Site is opening its doors for plenty of old-fashioned holiday events—inviting the community to reimagine, reengage, and reconnect after a year apart. Home for the Holidays features specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and special activities. House Tours will be available from noon to 4 p.m on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19. The Ham House will be decorated in period style, and costumed interpreters will share holiday traditions of the Victorian era. Refreshments and crafts will be available as well. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-17, and members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive free admission. A tea break from the bustle of the holiday season will be held Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. An assortment of finger sandwiches, holiday treats, and a variety of teas (or hot chocolate) will be available. If dietary restrictions are noted ahead of time, staff will be able to accommodate those needs. Adult admission is $20 and children’s admission is $10. Candlelight Tours through the Ham House will be offered Saturday evenings on Dec. 4 and 11, at 6 and 7 p.m. each night. Tour the Ham House by candlelight while learning about the architectural and historical significance of the home. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receiving a discount. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Gingerbread baking is another interactive event taking place during Home for the Holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., attendees of all ages can learn how to make gingerbread. Adult admission is $25 and children’s admission is $15. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545 x218. rivermuseum.com/events.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Tallgrass Music Festival: The Juliani Ensemble
Saturday, December 18 @ 5–7 PM
Sunday, December 19 @ 3–5 PM
Goldmoor Inn & Resort (Galena, IL)

The fourth annual Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival hosts The Juliani Ensemble. Enjoy the return of live performance with a program featuring Duet for Violin and Cello, J. Montgomery; Grand Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello, Op. 35, E. Walckiers; and Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Op. 40, A. Roussel. Guests will be treated to pre-concert hors d’oeuvres and drinks, along with the opportunity to meet the musicians following the performance. $50. 9001 Sandhill Rd, Galena IL. 815-777-3925. goldmoor.com.

Katie’s Garden Winter Wonderland: Singing Santa
Saturday, December 18 @ 5–7 PM
Katie’s Garden (Platteville, WI)

Santa will sing with caroling groups including the Middle School Swing Singers, Roy Schroedl, and more TBA. Explore the animated light displays. Presented by Building Platteville in partnership with Platteville Regional Chamber. 275 W Business HWY 151, Platteville, WI. 608-348-8888. platteville.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 18–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet
December 18 @ 7:30 PM
December 19 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this show is always a treat. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under; $15 single household livestream; $25 multiple household livestream. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Stephen Pearcy—The Voice of Ratt
Saturday, December 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the metal rock band Ratt, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to mega multi-platinum success year after year from 1984 to 1991. Today, he heads Top Fuel Entertainment as CEO. He continues to write, record, and produce new music as well as perform in his own solo band. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, tater tots, eggs, apple sauce, oj, milk, and coffee. Santa will be there from 9:30 a.m. until noon to meet with kids and get pictures taken. $8 Adults, $4 ages 5–12, free ages 4 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Holiday Blitz Youth Wrestling Tournament
Sunday, December 19 @ 8:30 AM
Five Flags Arena

Modified National High School Federation for boys and modified freestyle/folkstyle for girls. Double elimination—referee decisions final. $10 spectators. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. fiveflagscenter.com.

Home for the Holidays
House Tours: December 19 @ Noon–4 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site
The holiday season has arrived, and the Mathias Ham Historic Site is opening its doors for plenty of old-fashioned holiday events—inviting the community to reimagine, reengage, and reconnect after a year apart. Home for the Holidays features specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and special activities. House Tours will be available from noon to 4 p.m on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19. The Ham House will be decorated in period style, and costumed interpreters will share holiday traditions of the Victorian era. Refreshments and crafts will be available as well. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-17, and members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive free admission. A tea break from the bustle of the holiday season will be held Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. An assortment of finger sandwiches, holiday treats, and a variety of teas (or hot chocolate) will be available. If dietary restrictions are noted ahead of time, staff will be able to accommodate those needs. Adult admission is $20 and children’s admission is $10. Candlelight Tours through the Ham House will be offered Saturday evenings on Dec. 4 and 11, at 6 and 7 p.m. each night. Tour the Ham House by candlelight while learning about the architectural and historical significance of the home. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receiving a discount. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Gingerbread baking is another interactive event taking place during Home for the Holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., attendees of all ages can learn how to make gingerbread. Adult admission is $25 and children’s admission is $15. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545 x218. rivermuseum.com/events.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular…but they are having trouble focusing because there is a criminal on the loos—someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! The fun doesn’t let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Dec. 3 and 4. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ballet
December 19 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House and Online

The Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond. Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world of mice and fairies. With something new each year, this show is always a treat. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under; $15 single household livestream; $25 multiple household livestream. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Christmas Around the World
Sunday, December 19 @ 2 PM
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Elf Jingle can’t resist Santa’s magical “clockenschpiel” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, “Christmas Around the World.” The show is approximately 45 minutes. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Tallgrass Music Festival: The Juliani Ensemble
Sunday, December 19 @ 3–5 PM
Goldmoor Inn & Resort (Galena, IL)

The fourth annual Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival hosts The Juliani Ensemble. Enjoy the return of live performance with a program featuring Duet for Violin and Cello, J. Montgomery; Grand Trio for Flute, Violin and Cello, Op. 35, E. Walckiers; and Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Op. 40, A. Roussel. Guests will be treated to pre-concert hors d’oeuvres and drinks, along with the opportunity to meet the musicians following the performance. $50. 9001 Sandhill Rd, Galena IL. 815-777-3925. goldmoor.com.

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

Monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ community and allies. Food and beverages available for purchase, and the venue is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs. All ages. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DubuqueLGBTQ.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 19–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 20–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

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

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

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

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

Trivia
3rd Monday: December 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 21–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

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

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

Natura Divina-Wild Church: Winter Solstice
Tuesday, December 21 @ 6:30-8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Fire and song, ritual and community, prayer and quiet: this ecumenical gathering is centered on honoring the sacred time of Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. Our gathering draws on the liturgical calendar, Celtic spirituality and its calendar, as well as the growing Wild Church and Forest Church movements. Be prepared to spend some time outdoors. Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada will facilitate. Freewill offering. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 21 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Shalom Winter Breakfast: St. Francis of Assisi and the Crèche
Tuesday, December 21 @ 7:30–8:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Sister Ginny Heldorfer, OSF has always loved the season of Christmas with its decorations, crèche scenes, family and friend gatherings and all the ways households decorate their homes to celebrate the birth of Jesus. She is a former teacher, principal, and pastoral minister. Presently she volunteers for various jobs at the Motherhouse and is an active spiritual companion with adults seeking to deepen their relationship with God. Sister Ginny will focus on St. Francis’ contribution to the birth of the crèche. Feel free to bring a figure from your own crèche to focus on during our closing prayer. RSVP by Dec. 16. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 21 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 22–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Gingerbread Houses
Wednesday, December 22 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
Steeple Square

Join us to bake traditional gingerbread from scratch, and then learn to cut out, assemble, and decorate a fun gingerbread house using all the sweets you choose from our selection of candies. You could start a new family tradition! RSVP. $39. 101 E 15th St. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

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

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

Sky Viewing Event
Wednesday, December 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)

The sky viewing lesson includes instructions on how to use star charts and other tips to view astronomical objects. Afterward, take to the night skies with telescopes! Star charts and other sky viewing materials will be provided, but flashlights are recommended to bring. This event will be held mostly outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather. Space is limited. RSVP. Free. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Trivia for Dorks
Wednesdays: December 22 @ 7 PM
Dimensional Brewing Co
Trivia For Dorks is a weekly pub trivia game hosted by Sara Jean. Play solo or assemble a team as large as you would like. Gift cards are given for the top 3 teams each week. The game is 5 rounds, which includes 10 questions in each round. 1 picture round, 2 general knowledge rounds and 2 theme rounds. Free. 67 Main St.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Who’s Holiday!
December 22, 23, 25, and 26 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. This show contains mature content. Parental Discretion strongly advised. “You saw her last when she was just two. Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who / Pull up a seat and fill up your cup, ‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up.” $15. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Wednesdays: December 22 @ 8 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 23–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 23 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia w/ Trivia With Brett
Every Thursday: December 23 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Join Brett for trivia at Hy-Vee Dodge. Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place teams and there will be great drink and food specials. Free. 3500 Dodge St. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 23 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 23 @ 7 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-6008. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Who’s Holiday!
December 23, 25, and 26 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. This show contains mature content. Parental Discretion strongly advised. “You saw her last when she was just two. Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who / Pull up a seat and fill up your cup, ‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up.” $15. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

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

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

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 24–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 25–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Who’s Holiday!
December 25 and 26 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. This show contains mature content. Parental Discretion strongly advised. “You saw her last when she was just two. Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who / Pull up a seat and fill up your cup, ‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up.” $15. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 26–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Who’s Holiday!
Sunday, December 26 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Matthew Lombardo’s Who’s Holiday is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken. This show contains mature content. Parental Discretion strongly advised. “You saw her last when she was just two. Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who / Pull up a seat and fill up your cup, ‘Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up.” $15. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: December 27 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

This support group is for moms and breastfeeding babies of all ages as well as pumping moms and pregnant women. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 27–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

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

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

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 28–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Trivia
Tuesdays: December 28 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: December 28 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Art for All: The Gift of Gratitude
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

This quarterly multigenerational program is offered in partnership with the Multicultural Family Center. Art for All will feature art activities that focus on the theme of gratitude. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Christmas Around the World
Wednesday, December 29 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Elf Jingle can’t resist Santa’s magical “clockenschpiel” and finds himself on a whirlwind trip around the world in the Fever River Puppeteers’ marionette show, “Christmas Around the World.” The show is approximately 45 minutes. $5. 2130 Main St., Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 29–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Trivia for Dorks
Wednesdays: December 29 @ 7 PM
Dimensional Brewing Co
Trivia For Dorks is a weekly pub trivia game hosted by Sara Jean. Play solo or assemble a team as large as you would like. Gift cards are given for the top 3 teams each week. The game is 5 rounds, which includes 10 questions in each round. 1 picture round, 2 general knowledge rounds and 2 theme rounds. Free. 67 Main St.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 400 S Locust St.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Wednesday, December 29 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Wednesdays: December 29 @ 8 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 30–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 30 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia w/ Trivia With Brett
Every Thursday: December 30 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Join Brett for trivia at Hy-Vee Dodge. Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place teams and there will be great drink and food specials. Free. 3500 Dodge St. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 30 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Rock Star Bingo w/ Think & Drink
Thursdays: December 30 @ 7 PM
7 Hills North (Platteville, WI)
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 92 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-6008. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Jukebox Bingo
Every Other Thursday: December 30 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

Prizes awarded. Free. 333 E 10th St.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: December 31 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
December 31–January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

The Neverly Brothers
Friday, December 31 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

The Neverly Brothers bring their rock n’ roll tribute to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in Maquoketa, IA this New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Experience the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll. The Neverly Brothers’ one-of-a-kind high-energy performance will take you on a musical guided tour of rock history—from 1955 to 1965. The first half of their concert pays tribute to the music created by the 1950s American Rock n’ Roll pioneers—which by 1960 had become a distant memory but became the inspiration for the next wave of young rock bands from Britain. The second half then pays tribute to the 1964 British Invasion bands that re-recorded the forgotten 1950s American rock music—along with lesser known early 1960s rhythm & blues songs, recorded their own original songs and pulled Rock n’ Roll from the edge of extinction by re-inventing and re-energizing it for a new generation. You’ll learn rock history and be thoroughly entertained with their chronological song sequence, stories behind the music, and vintage wardrobe changes. Their repertoire consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, and more! $30 Advance, $35 door. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. OnwardFineArtsCenter.com.

Celebrating Sinatra—His Life In Music
Friday, December 31 @ 8 PM
Grand Opera House

Join the Dubuque Arts Council for a very special New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Bryan Anthony with Hunter Fuerste’s American Vintage Orchestra. Bryan Anthony keeps the legacy of the Great Gentlemen of Song, especially Sinatra, alive and well in his immensely satisfying and sweetly nostalgic performances. A veteran vocalist of ensembles like the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Nelson Riddle Orchestra,Bryan provides stunning homages to the Swing Era for contemporary audiences. $35. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Speedquizzing Trivia w/ GQ Entertainment
Fridays: December 31 @ 9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Play as an individual or play with a team. Winner takes home a free case of beer. Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Smokestack’s Black & White New Year’s Eve
Friday, December 31 @ 9 PM–2 AM
Smokestack

Ring in the New Year at Smokestack’s Black & White Party! Featuring DJ Papi spinning hot beats and taking special requests! Hip-hop, Latin rap, reggaeton, and more! Smokestack’s traditional champagne toast at midnight. Attire is black and white—dress for the 2022 you want! $5 gets Smokestack’s signature shot at the door. 62 E 7th St. smokestackdbq.com.

January 2022

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

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

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 1–2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids
Sunday, January 2 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

27th Annual Reflections in the Park
January 2 @ 5–10 PM
Louis Murphy Park

Join Hillcrest Family Services for the 27th annual Reflections in the Park, a Hillcrest Lights Festival! Drive through the park and enjoy the beauty of the twinkling lights this holiday. Santa will visit every Monday. Proceeds benefit the programs of Hillcrest Family Services. $10 per vehicle adv/$12 gate. 1700 S Grandview Ave. 563-845-0378.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: January 3 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: January 4 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: January 8 (Moved to 2nd Saturday) @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: January 5 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS U18
Friday, January 7 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Saturdays: January 8–February 12 @ 8:30–9 AM
Tuesdays: January 11–February 15 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Winter ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into February with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturday. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: January 8 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

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

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Tapestry
2nd Saturday through April: January 8 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: January 8 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: February 1 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

Retro Rewind
Saturday, January 8 @ 10 AM–7 PM
Five Flags Center

All good things must come to an end. Celebrate the final Retro Rewind on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Five Flags Center. Vintage period correct hot rods, kustom cars, and vintage motorcycles will be on display. Check out the vendors selling their original art in the automotive vendor area or stroll on over to the swap meet area where you can find some old car parts. Don’t miss the live bands, pin up contest, art auction, and more at this special fundraiser for Helping Hannah’s Heart Foundation. 405 Main St. Retro Rewind Dubuque on Facebook.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: January 8 @ 2–4 PM
Online

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS U18
Saturday, January 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: January 10 @ 6:15 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Theisen’s Learn To Skate
Tuesdays: January 11–February 15 @ 6:30–7 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Winter ice skating has arrived! It’s time to dust off your skates and head to the ice rink. Glide into February with the next six-week Learn To Skate session, held Tuesdays or Saturday. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. dbqskating.org.

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: January 12 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: January 12 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: January 12 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Live At Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy
Thursday, January 13 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

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

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: January 14 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower Inn

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

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: January 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)

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

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 30: January 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Waterloo Black Hawks
Saturday, January 15 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: January 16 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: January 19 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: January 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: January 26 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2022

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: February 1 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: February 5 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: February 2 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

That Golden Girls Show!—A Puppet Parody
Friday, February 4 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: February 5 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: March 1 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: February 9 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: February 9 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: February 16 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: February 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: February 23 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2022

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: March 1 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: March 5 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: March 2 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: March 5 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: April 5 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

Steel Magnolias
March 6 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: March 9 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: March 9 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: March 16 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: March 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: March 23 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: April 2 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: April 5 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: April 5 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: May 7 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: April 6 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: April 13 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: April 13 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: April 20 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: April 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: April 27 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 2022

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: May 3 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: May 7 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: May 4 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: May 7 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: June 7 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: May 11 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: May 11 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: May 18 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: May 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: May 25 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2022

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: June 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Saturday: June 4 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday: June 7 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

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

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

Early Explorers
1st Tuesday: June 7 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday: July 2 @ 10 AM
Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: June 8 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: June 8 @ 6 PM
Smokestack

Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: June 15 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: June 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack

SheUnites is an inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: June 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Wednesdays: June 29 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Teens can enjoy dinner and activities while hanging out and interacting in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

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

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

July 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
July 31 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

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

August 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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