Events

Virtual Events & Music

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice: We will do our best to keep this list updated. If you have a virtual event you’d like to add, send your information to events@dubuque365.com. Thank you for your patience and support!

The Rische’s
Sunday, April 5 @ 7–9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/LaylasNashville

Virtual Storytime
Monday, April 6 @ 10:30 AM
https://www.facebook.com/carnegiestout/

Adam’s Dance Connection: Li’l Kids
Monday, April 6 @ 5 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$5. 563-845-9729

Documentary Discussion Party
Monday, April 6 @ 6 PM
https://www.facebook.com/carnegiestout/
You are invited to an online documentary discussion party! Use your City of Dubuque library card to access and view the documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley on Kanopy from the comfort of your own home and at the time of your choosing. The Inventor is a 2019 documentary about the now-defunct company Theranos and its enigmatic founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose ambition to revolutionize blood testing through biotechnology spawned one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley. It is 1 hour, 59 minutes long and rated TV-14. Follow this link to the documentary on Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/inventor. Need help getting started with Kanopy? Watch this YouTube video on how to use Kanopy created by Carnegie-Stout Public Library: https://youtu.be/KypX1x0uqKI.

Adam’s Dance Connection: Cha Cha
Monday, April 6 @ 6 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Line Dance
Monday, April 6 @ 7 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Bachata
Tuesday, April 7 @ 6 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Peer Support Group
1st Tuesday of Every Month: April 7 @ 6–7:30 PM
Phone: 517-466-2023 US Toll or 866-692-4530 US Toll Free
Virtual Participation: https://mheducation.webex.com/mheducation/j.php…. Meeting number (access code): 593 745 810; Meeting password: Jd7Gtx.
We are continuing to host our Peer Support Group, virtually, and are opening this opportunity for anyone struggling with mental health concerns surrounding COVID. This is an online or call-in opportunity to connect. A peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. Hosted by NAMI Board Member Daryl, using Webex software. 

Adam’s Dance Connection: Thriller (2 of 2)
Tuesday, April 7 @ 7 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Capoeira Cardio and Stretch
Wednesday, April 8 @ 4 PM

adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Salsa
Wednesday, April 8 @ 6 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Line Dance
Wednesday, April 8 @ 7 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Li’l Kids
Thursday, April 9 @ 5 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$5. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Carolina Shag
Thursday, April 9 @ 6 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Body Isolations
Thursday, April 9 @ 7 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Rianna Straka
Friday, April 10 @ Noon
https://www.facebook.com/charlottescoffeehouse/

Adam’s Dance Connection: West Coast Swing
Friday, April 10 @ 6 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Adam’s Dance Connection: Thriller (2 of 2)
Friday, April 10 @ 7 PM
adamsdanceconnection.com
$10; $5 for students. 563-845-9729

Cody Sauer
Saturday, April 11 @ 5 PM
https://www.facebook.com/backpocketdubuque/

Peer Support Group
1st Tuesday of Every Month: May 5 @ 6–7:30 PM
Phone: 517-466-2023 US Toll or 866-692-4530 US Toll Free
Virtual Participation: https://mheducation.webex.com/mheducation/j.php…. Meeting number (access code): 593 745 810; Meeting password: Jd7Gtx.
We are continuing to host our Peer Support Group, virtually, and are opening this opportunity for anyone struggling with mental health concerns surrounding COVID. This is an online or call-in opportunity to connect. A peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. Hosted by NAMI Board Member Daryl, using Webex software.

Peer Support Group
1st Tuesday of Every Month: June 2 @ 6–7:30 PM
Phone: 517-466-2023 US Toll or 866-692-4530 US Toll Free
Virtual Participation: https://mheducation.webex.com/mheducation/j.php…. Meeting number (access code): 593 745 810; Meeting password: Jd7Gtx.
We are continuing to host our Peer Support Group, virtually, and are opening this opportunity for anyone struggling with mental health concerns surrounding COVID. This is an online or call-in opportunity to connect. A peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. Hosted by NAMI Board Member Daryl, using Webex software.

Peer Support Group
1st Tuesday of Every Month: July 7 @ 6–7:30 PM
Phone: 517-466-2023 US Toll or 866-692-4530 US Toll Free
Virtual Participation: https://mheducation.webex.com/mheducation/j.php…. Meeting number (access code): 593 745 810; Meeting password: Jd7Gtx.
We are continuing to host our Peer Support Group, virtually, and are opening this opportunity for anyone struggling with mental health concerns surrounding COVID. This is an online or call-in opportunity to connect. A peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there. Hosted by NAMI Board Member Daryl, using Webex software.


Please contact the event host or venue if you want to make sure the event is still being held on time.

Winter Farmers’ Market CANCELLED
Saturdays: April 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
View a list of farmers and vendors who are offering delivery or pick up at WinterMarketDbq.com.

River Museum’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Saturday, April 11 @ 9 AM–Noon
Mines of Spain
Saturday, April 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Bee Branch
Saturday, April 18 @ 1–4 PM
Dimensional Brewing Company
Saturday, April 25 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 AM–Noon
Mathias Ham Historic Site
Saturday, May 2 @ 1–4 PM

Dimensional Brewing Company
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Plaza
Assist with the removal of invasive Oriental Bittersweet between 9 a.m. and noon. Meet at the north entrance parking area. RSVP to Jared McGovern at 563-557-9545 x215 or jmcgovern@rivermuseum.com. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, mankind’s largest environmental movement to positively impact the planet. In honor of this major milestone, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is working with conservation partners to educate, energize, and mobilize citizens through community-based conservation engagement activities each Saturday during April. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

Potato Tower Workshop
Saturday, April 11 @ 9 AM–Noon
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Want to grow potatoes but don’t think you have the space, or just don’t want to break your back digging them up? Then Convivium’s Potato Tower Workshop is for you! Join Farm Manager, A.J., for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn all about potatoes, how to grow them, and some alternative growing methods. This class is very hands-on as you will be building the potato towers from start to finish, please dress accordingly. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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

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

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

More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail CANCELED
Saturday, April 11 @ 11 AM & 2 PM
Saturday, April 18 @ 11 AM & 2 PM
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Rescheduled from April 4, 5, and 11. Based on stories by the late Laura Rountree Smith, a Platteville area school teacher and children’s book author, More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail is a hand, rod and shadow puppet show by the Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults, $4 children 12 and under. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

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

Story & Music Hour
Saturday, April 11 @ Noon
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for an hour full of stories, songs and sing-a-longs! Convivium co-founder, Leslie, will host a food-themed Story & Music Hour that is sure to be a good time for the entire family. Kids of all ages are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

DuMA Second Saturdays: Earth Day Celebration
2nd Saturday of Every Month: April 11 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. In April, celebrate the 50th anniversary of earth Day (April 22) with art activities and refreshments. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Abba Revisited POSTPONED
Saturday, APRIL 11, 4 PM & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA, and has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2001.
ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship, taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and even Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreates the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny!
ABBA is one of the most popular groups in the world today. Their record-breaking hits continue to thrill music lovers of all ages. Since their first triumph at Eurovision in 1974, ABBA has sold over 400 million copies of their albums. Furthermore, new renditions of popular ABBA songs now permeate modern musicals and media, stimulating a new generation of ABBA fans.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

An Evening with C.S. Lewis CANCELED
Saturday, Apr 11, 7 PM
Five Flags Theater
The year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.
Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life, of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles, how he came to embrace Christianity, and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.
Described by critics as ‘Extraordinary!’ ‘A Must See!’ and ‘A Master Class!’ An Evening with C.S. Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man who died more than 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.
Tickets: $50.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

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

The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced that tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled.  If games are not played or played in an empty arena, fans will have the option to receive a credit for a future game or a refund.  Fans are encouraged to visit https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/ where ticket and future schedule information will be announced. 563-583-6880.

The Spazmatics
Saturday, April 11, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
The Ultimate New Wave 80’s Show!
Spazmatics is all the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s decade we’d love to forget. They’re complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses. The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment.
Tickets starting at $7 are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at QCasinoAndHotel.com or at Guest Services inside Q Casino. Ticket prices will increase the night of the show. Show will be standing room only. Must be 21 to attend. Visit qcasinoandhotel.com.

Eagle Ridge Resort Easter Weekend
April 11–12
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Friday events include s’mores galore and bonfire plus movies and tubies. Saturday events include a reading of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, pictures with the Easter bunny, travel buddy workshop, egg hunt, petting zoo, games, and more. Tribute Trio Event with Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Cash impersonators with a special appearance by a June Carter impersonator. $75 per person includes appetizers and dessert. Cash bar available. RSVP required: 815-776-5034 or eventbrite.com/e/90061208499. Sunday events include an Easter brunch and egg hunt. Brunch is $34 for adults and $17 for kids ages 4-12. RSVP recommended: 815-777-5050. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. eagleridge.com.

Easter Brunch
Sunday, April 12 @ 9 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Reservations are required for this entirely made from scratch menu. Three seatings are available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m. RSVP. $24.95 adults, $11.95 kids, complimentary under 3. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Eagle Ridge Resort Easter Weekend
April 12
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Friday events include s’mores galore and bonfire plus movies and tubies. Saturday events include a reading of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, pictures with the Easter bunny, travel buddy workshop, egg hunt, petting zoo, games, and more. Tribute Trio Event with Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Johnny Cash impersonators with a special appearance by a June Carter impersonator. $75 per person includes appetizers and dessert. Cash bar available. RSVP required: 815-776-5034 or eventbrite.com/e/90061208499. Sunday events include an Easter brunch and egg hunt. Brunch is $34 for adults and $17 for kids ages 4-12. RSVP recommended: 815-777-5050. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. eagleridge.com.

Chair Yoga Lunch & Learn CANCELED
Monday, April 13 @ 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Chair yoga is a form of yoga therapy practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. The strengthening, stretching, and relaxation poses are adaptations of traditional modern yoga poses. In this class you will be practicing chair yoga poses that may help to remember the light within yourself and set a positive tone for spring. Facilitated by Deb May. Includes lunch. RSVP by April 9. $15. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Dubuque Main Street’s Architecture Days: Student Dubuque Stories Video Release
Monday, April 13  @ 5:30 PM
https://bit.ly/2QLns5e
The Alternative Learning Center (ALC) students, through Tim Hitzler’s History class, have gathered stories about downtown Dubuque. The stories were captured to create a “Dubuque Stories” video. Dubuque Main Street, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, will “virtually” celebrate Architecture Days on April 13-18, 2020, featuring a schedule of Facebook and YouTube video releases shining a spotlight on the history that lies within downtown Dubuque buildings and architecture. Our annual Scavenger Hunt will take place virtually as well. Information about completing the form can be found at www.downtowndubuque.org/architecture-days-2020. This is a family friendly activity and can be done from the safety of your car!

Baby & Me Tours
2nd Tuesday of Every Month: April 14 @ 9–9:30 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Babies and their caregivers are welcome to participate in a 30-minute tour of the Museum exhibitions, focused on shapes, colors and textures. RSVP required. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Young @ Art

2nd Tuesday of Every Month: April 14 @ 2–2:45 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Toddlers ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or grandparent, will enjoy a merry messy time making art. Please come dressed to get messy! All supplies are furnished. RSVP by noon the day before. $3. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Dubuque Main Street’s Architecture Days: Architecture Days Evening Program and Awards
Tuesday, April 14 @ 5 PM
https://bit.ly/2QLns5e
The City of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission and the Dubuque County Historic Preservation Commission will present their annual awards. Learn about preservation projects of all sizes taking place in our community! Dubuque Main Street, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, will “virtually” celebrate Architecture Days on April 13-18, 2020, featuring a schedule of Facebook and YouTube video releases shining a spotlight on the history that lies within downtown Dubuque buildings and architecture. Our annual Scavenger Hunt will take place virtually as well. Information about completing the form can be found at www.downtowndubuque.org/architecture-days-2020. This is a family friendly activity and can be done from the safety of your car!

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

Animal House at the Museums
Wednesday, April 15 @ 3 PM POSTPONED
Wednesday, May 6 @ 2 PM POSTPONED
Wednesday, May 20 @ 3 PM POSTPONED
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
May 6 is for ages 7 and under. April 15 and May 20 are for ages 4–14. Participants ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Animal House brings reptiles, mammals and insects to the Museums for handling, as well as a fun hands-on craft activity, games, and books—with a different theme each month. In April, the theme is How Animals Sense. Meet a Crested Gecko, African Clawed Frogs and more. In May, the theme is Animal Behavior. Meet a Bearded Dragon, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and more. Animal House at the Museums are led by UW-Platteville Animal House outreach staff, who present their reptile and insect friends and age-specific curricula under the supervision of biologist Dr. John Peterson, and Museum staff. RSVP recommended. Free. 405 E. Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Women’s Art Parties CANCELED
Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Work on new projects or those brought along from home. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Clay Basics II – Solar Systems
Thursday, April 16 @ 4–4:50 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

We will kick it up a notch and play with oven bake clay this class. Colorful and pliable Sculpey is easy to use and bakes into a durable plastic, perfect for small projects. For the science-minded artist, we’ll try our hands at creating a mini solar system model that can be baked and strung as a mobile. Materials included. Instructed by Hana Velde. Ags 10–14. RSVP required. $15 Members, $20 Guests. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

STEM Festival
Thursday, April 16 @ 4–7 PM
UD Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center

The goals of the STEM festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and to introduce students and parents to STEM careers in the community. Exhibits presented hands-on STEM activities. Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees may conduct amazing science experiments, observe a variety of fascinating animals, perform surgery with a Laparoscopic Surgical Trainer, test their skills on a welding simulator, measure electricity usage of common electronic devices, and much more! All ages. Free. 319-273-7397. neiowastem.com/dubuque-area-family-stem-festival.

Movie Night: Moana POSTPONED
Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 PM
Steeple Square

New date TBA. Concessions will be available for purchase, no carry-ins. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring a comfy chair or a blanket to lounge. Doors at 6 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m. Free. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.com.

Making at the Museums
April 16 CANCELLED
May 21, June 18, September 17, October 15, and December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM

Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The April 16 session is “MENDING at the Museums” with guest artist Lana Caywood. Participants are invited to bring something that needs mending or repair and we will help you figure out how to make a repair. That favorite pair of jeans or other items with holes can be mended and used. Some materials will be provided. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Mike Debus, Live Performance Art Painter CANCELLED
April 16 @ 7 PM
Clarke University Student Activity Center

Mike Debus is a Live Art Performance Painter from the Kansas City area and has been successfully creating portraits, murals, and countless commissioned works since 2011. Mike has made Performance Painting his main focus and has enthusiastically taken his talents around the country. $10. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Spring Garage Sale CANCELLED
Friday, April 17 @ 7:30 AM–4 PM
Saturday, April 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
In conjunction with Mineral Point’s spring city-wide garage sales, this annual fundraiser features piles of art supplies and materials, as well as donated household and collector items, that are ready to relocate. Donations are welcome at the Lind Pavilion 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-15. Supporting Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

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

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

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Give ‘Em Hell Harry! – President Harry Truman Tribute
Friday, April 17 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM CANCELLED
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Due to the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, the remainder of Live at Heritage 2019-2020 events have been cancelled. Current ticket holders will be contacted directly. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Rob Schneider Comedy POSTPONED
Friday, April 17, 7 PM & 9:30 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
A household name and a bona-fide comedy star, Rob Schneider is well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting and has become one of the most popular touring acts in comedy. Schneider created and stars in the Netflix docu-series Real Rob, which focuses on the day-to-day hijinks of Rob’s life. The series marks the first time any actor has ever written, produced, starred in, directed and financed an entire season of a television show.
Schneider first came to prominence on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, along with his SNL friends Adam Sandler, Tim Meadows, and David Spade. He starred in some of the top comedy features of the past 20 years including Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy. Rob also starred in the movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, along with The Hot Chick and The Animal.
Rob is also a three-time Emmy winner as part of SNL’s writing staff.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

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

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

Grant Birthday Weekend CANCELED
April 17–19
Galena, IL

Each year the museum celebrates the birthday of Galena’s favorite citizen, Civil War hero and our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Did you know that U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the Civil War and ran for president while living in Galena? Learn more about his life here during our annual Grant birthday celebration. 815-777-8129. galenahistory.org.

Spring Garage Sale CANCELED
Saturday, April 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
In conjunction with Mineral Point’s spring city-wide garage sales, this annual fundraiser features piles of art supplies and materials, as well as donated household and collector items, that are ready to relocate. Donations are welcome at the Lind Pavilion 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-15. Supporting Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market CANCELLED
Saturdays: April 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
View a list of farmers and vendors who are offering delivery or pick up at WinterMarketDbq.com.

River Museum’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Saturday, April 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Bee Branch
Saturday, April 18 @ 1–4 PM
Dimensional Brewing Company
Saturday, April 25 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 AM–Noon
Mathias Ham Historic Site
Saturday, May 2 @ 1–4 PM

Dimensional Brewing Company
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Plaza
Partner with the Bee Branch Bee Keepers at the 16th Street catch basin to participate in trash clean-up in partnership with the City of Dubuque between 9 a.m. and noon. RSVP to Jared McGovern at 563-557-9545 x215 or jmcgovern@rivermuseum.com. Enjoy conservation conversation, live music, and a Conservation Cream Ale with staff from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Mississippi River Network at Dimensional Brewing Company located at 67 Main St. from 1 to 4 p.m. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, mankind’s largest environmental movement to positively impact the planet. In honor of this major milestone, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is working with conservation partners to educate, energize, and mobilize citizens through community-based conservation engagement activities each Saturday during April. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Main Street’s Architecture Days: Stories of Jackson Park Walking Tour
Saturday, April 18 @ 10 AM

https://bit.ly/2QLns5e
Founded in 1833 as the City Cemetery, the area now known as Jackson Park is rich in cultural and architectural history. Join us to explore residential, commercial, and religious architecture in the surrounding neighborhood. Virtual tour led by Duane Hagerty & Jason Neises. Dubuque Main Street, in collaboration with local businesses and organizations, will “virtually” celebrate Architecture Days on April 13-18, 2020, featuring a schedule of Facebook and YouTube video releases shining a spotlight on the history that lies within downtown Dubuque buildings and architecture. Our annual Scavenger Hunt will take place virtually as well. Information about completing the form can be found at www.downtowndubuque.org/architecture-days-2020. This is a family friendly activity and can be done from the safety of your car!

Glass Art Classes CANCELED
Saturday, April 18 @ 10 AM or 1 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Glass artist Barb McKinlay will help participants design creative, unique glass masterpieces that can be used as a decorative accessory for the home. Create glass garden stakes during the 10 a.m.–noon class and a glass tray or bowl (plus magnets or necklace pendants) in the 1–3 p.m. class. Come to one session or stay for both. RSVP by April 10. $70 per class. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail CANCELED
Saturday, April 18 @ 11 AM & 2 PM
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Rescheduled from April 4, 5, and 11. Based on stories by the late Laura Rountree Smith, a Platteville area school teacher and children’s book author, More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail is a hand, rod and shadow puppet show by the Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults, $4 children 12 and under. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Murder Mystery: A 1969 Happening CANCELED
Saturday, April 18 @ 5:30 PM
Sundown South Lodge

It’s a night of laughs with dinner, drinks, and a chance to guess whodunit set in 1969. Presented by Die Laughing Murder Mystery. $60. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-542-6064. dielaughingmurdermystery.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Cedar Rapids CANCELLED
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced that tickets already purchased for a postponed game will be honored when the game is rescheduled.  If games are not played or played in an empty arena, fans will have the option to receive a credit for a future game or a refund.  Fans are encouraged to visit https://www.dubuquefightingsaints.com/ where ticket and future schedule information will be announced. 563-583-6880.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Yid Vicious CANCELLED
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Due to the uncertainty of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, the remainder of Live at Heritage 2019-2020 events have been cancelled. Current ticket holders will be contacted directly. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

Grant Birthday Weekend CANCELED
April 18–19
Galena, IL

President Grant’s State Dinner is at 6 p.m. at Chestnut Mountain Resort. RSVP. Each year the museum celebrates the birthday of Galena’s favorite citizen, Civil War hero and our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Did you know that U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the Civil War and ran for president while living in Galena? Learn more about his life here during our annual Grant birthday celebration. 815-777-8129. galenahistory.org.

Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, April 19 @ 9 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family-friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 a.m., music starts at 10 a.m. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Gallery Talk: Flow
Sunday, April 19 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Join artists Libby Reuter, Susan Knight, Jennifer Bates, and Anna Metcalfe for a gallery talk regarding their work in the current exhibit Flow: Journey Through the Mississippi Water Shed. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail CANCELED
Sunday, April 19 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Rescheduled from April 4, 5, and 11. Based on stories by the late Laura Rountree Smith, a Platteville area school teacher and children’s book author, More Tales of Bunny Cotton-Tail is a hand, rod and shadow puppet show by the Fever River Puppeteers. $5 Adults, $4 children 12 and under. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. 608-732-7129. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Regional Women’s Art Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage Reception
Sunday, April 19 @ 2–4 PM
Maquoketa Art Experience (Maquoketa, IA)

While we celebrate the women who led the struggle, and honor all women who inspired them, Maquoketa Art Experience would like to commemorate this historic event in our history by featuring Women Artists from the Midwest. In April and May of 2020, Maquoketa Art Experience will exhibit Regional Women’s art (open to all women aged 16 and up) in both our North and South Galleries. Guest speaker Suzanne Wright will discuss her art medium and her journey as a women in the art world today at 2:30 p.m. 124 S Main St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9925. maquoketa-art.org.

Grant Birthday Weekend CANCELED
April 19
Galena, IL

Each year the museum celebrates the birthday of Galena’s favorite citizen, Civil War hero and our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Did you know that U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the Civil War and ran for president while living in Galena? Learn more about his life here during our annual Grant birthday celebration. 815-777-8129. galenahistory.org.

Children’s Life Skills Workshop: 1-2-3 Emotions and Me
April 20 and 27 and May 4 @ 6 PM
Unified Therapy Services–Pediatrics

Harmony Factor presents an interactive 3-day life skills workshop for children ages 6-10 plus an Adult. You and your child will learn fun heart-focused techniques scientifically designed by the HeartMath Institute, to support and promote positive internal feelings, increase emotional intelligence, raise self-awareness, develop self-management skills, and encourage empathy for others. Includes singing, interactive activities, games and educational content. Invest in your child’s future, outfit your child with skills to support them for a lifetime. RSVP. $79.95 per adult/child pair. 121 Pennsylvania Ave. 815-541-3576. HarmonyFactor.EventBrite.com.

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

City Life Academy CANCELED
April 21, 23, 28, and 30 and May 5 and 7 @ 6–9 PM
Various Locations in Dubuque

The City of Dubuque is welcoming applications from residents for the spring session of City Life, Dubuque’s free “citizen academy” program designed to provide residents a hands-on connection with their local government. City Life offers residents the opportunity to interact with City staff, learn more about City services and programs, participate in tours of City facilities, and learn about different opportunities to be involved in city government. Dinner is provided each evening and staff will strive to make accommodations for participants related to transportation, childcare, and/or language needs. RSVP by April 10. 563-589-4180. tphiri@cityofdubuque.org. cityofdubuque.org/citylife.

Spring Book Discussion: Jayber Crow Part 1 CANCELED
Tuesdays: April 21 and 28 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Discuss Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry’s 2011 novel on place, memory, and agriculture that has been hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Tribune. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies of the book are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

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

Administrative Professionals Luncheon CANCELED
Wednesday, April 22 @ 11:30 AM–1 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Bring your office staff to our annual luncheon honoring those who, through their service, are really the heart and soul of what happens within you organization. We will honor these good people with a delicious lunch, followed by an affirmative message from our director, Connie Palm. RSVP by April 17. $15. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Lunch & Learn: Gut Health
Wednesday, April 22 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Statera

Facilitated by Dr Lawrence Hutchison. BYO lunch. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Zero Food Waste Kitchen
Wednesday, April 22 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us on the 50th anniversary of Earth day for a discussion on the ways we can reduce food loss through the entire supply chain and a demonstration on ways to decrease food waste in our own kitchens. Chef Saralyn will share information from her James Beard Foundation Waste Not educational course and show you practical, creative approaches of how to cook, store, and process food that will reduce your household food waste as well as decrease your grocery bill!  Recipes, tips for full-use cooking, and light food samples will be provided. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Home Free – The Dive Bar Saints World Tour
Friday, April 24, 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Five Flags will be among the stops on country acapella group Home Free’s upcoming world tour in support of their latest release, “Dive Bar Saints.” Home Free’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this Fall. The group achieved worldwide acclaim in 2013, when they won the fourth season of the NBC singing competition ‘The Sing Off.’ Continued praise for the group has rolled in from the likes of Rolling Stone, Country Living, FOX & Friends, and AXS.com. The group’s extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor which brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter.
Home Free’s fifth studio album, “Dive Bar Saints,” was released July 26 under Home Free Records. The quintet’s extensive catalog includes five Top 5 albums, including their breakout 2014 debut “Crazy Life,” which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off.’ To date, they’ve sold more than 350,000 albums worldwide, including 100-million career audio streams, and 291-million views on YouTube.
Come to Five Flags Center on April 24 for HOME FREE’s DIVE BAR SAINTS: WORLD TOUR, which promises to be a perfect evening of upbeat Nashville-dipped pop hits, country and western standards, incredible harmony, and quick-witted humor.
Ticket Prices*: $19.50, $29.50, $39.50
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Morgan Evans POSTPONED
April 24, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
When Australian singer/songwriter Morgan Evans released his self-titled debut album in 2014, it was the culmination of a musical journey that began when he started his first band at the age of thirteen.
It’s a journey that has seen the country-rocker tour with superstars like Taylor Swift and Alan Jackson, play to over 50,000 people in Nashville at the world’s biggest country music festival and build a large, devoted following as he’s played the length and breadth of his native land and across the USA.
In 2013, after releasing two hit EPs that yielded three #1 singles, Morgan was named New Oz Artist of the Year at the CMC Music Awards. The fan voted award solidified his status as the hottest young performer in Australian country and was followed by four more trophies over the next two years, including back-to-back Male Oz Artist of the Year awards.
The album, released in March 2014, immediately shot to #1 on the iTunes and ARIA Country Album Charts and debuted at #20 on the ARIA Mainstream Album Chart.
The impact of the acclaimed album has been immense – 3 #1 singles including “One Eye for an Eye,” “Best I Never Had,” and record-equaling “Like A Tornado,” and his first APRA nominations. The release also garnered international attention, leading to an invitation to return to Nashville’s massive CMA Music Festival and perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, which prompted William Morris Endeavor – the world’s largest talent agency – to sign Morgan up for international representation.
Morgan’s charisma and talent for engaging audiences led to his signing as the face of Foxtel’s Country Music Channel, which has already seen him nominated for an ASTRA Award and a TV Week Logie Award – a first for an Australian country music star. He hosts television coverage of the CMC Rocks music festival, artist interviews and the CMC Music Awards. He was joined in 2016 by international co-host Kelsea Ballerini for the live national broadcast.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

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

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

Walk MS: Dubuque
Saturday, April 25 @ 8:30 AM
Mystique Community Ice Arena

Register at 8:30 a.m., walk at 9:15 a.m. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise… we’re that much closer. Walk MS routes are fully accessible and feature one- and three-mile options. People of all ages get so much out of participating in this event. RSVP. Free. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 630-740-7719. abigail.herwaldt@loras.edu. walkms.org. 

Winter Farmers’ Market CANCELLED
Saturday, April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
View a list of farmers and vendors who are offering delivery or pick up at WinterMarketDbq.com.

River Museum’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Saturday, April 25 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 AM–Noon
Mathias Ham Historic Site
Saturday, May 2 @ 1–4 PM
Dimensional Brewing Company

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Plaza
Engage with a host of conservation organizations, explore ways to introduce conservation mindfulness into your life, and participate in games, crafts and activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the River Museum’s Plaza. Booths and presenters continue to grow daily. More than 20 presenters are currently confirmed, and topics will include pollinator gardens, freshwater mussel research, outdoor recreation opportunities, waste reduction, sustainable schools, vermicomposting, water quality sampling, pesticide reduction, sustainable seafood, bee research, frog and snake research, and even a tiny home made by students in the Dubuque Community School District. Participate in sidewalk chalk Earth art within the plaza, recycling and composting sorting relays, Earth themed story times, and mindfulness and meditation activities. All outdoor Party for the Planet activities are FREE of charge. Indoor River Museum exhibits and the William M. Black dredge boat require general admission. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, mankind’s largest environmental movement to positively impact the planet. In honor of this major milestone, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is working with conservation partners to educate, energize, and mobilize citizens through community-based conservation engagement activities each Saturday during April. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

Helen Russell & Company CANCELLED
Saturday April 25 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Elvis and Helen Russell provide high energy toe-tappin’ LIVE AWARD WINNING music shows and entertainment for a variety of venues across the United States. They are located in the Lake of the Ozarks area at Osage Beach, MO. Many folks remember Helen as an entertainer with Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry, where her abilities as a vocalist and instrumentalist were enjoyed 6 nights a week for 19 seasons. Well folks, she is now better than ever! Enjoy family style comedy and impersonations along with audience participation! With Elvis on bass, they also feature keyboard, banjo and drums.  It will be an entertainment experience that you are sure to enjoy. They look forward to seeing you “on the front row” at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. You will be 100% entertained!! Featuring Classic Country, Bluegrass, Classic Rock, Gospel, Comedy and Impersonations! $22 Advance/$25 door adults; $13 advance/$15 door students. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Raising the White Flag: The War against Black Hawk CANCELED
Saturday, April 25 @ 2–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

The 1832 military conflict that pitted American militias and regulars against the Sauk warrior Black Hawk and his band ended in a massacre of hundreds of men, women, and children in the waters of the Mississippi River. Tracey Lee Roberts will provide an overview of this tragic chapter in regional history with an emphasis on the role played by Henry Dodge, champion of the early lead miners and first territorial governor of Wisconsin. Roberts, a historian, has been researching and writing about the Lead Mine District for three decades and is currently writing a book on the life of Henry Dodge in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hunter Fuerste & the American Vintage Orchestra POSTPONED
Saturday, April 25 @ 7:30 PM
Steeple Square

New date TBA. Dance to the romantic sounds of the Big Band era. Enjoy vocals from Bryan Anthony, Amy Dolan and the Penthouse Singers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Big Band concert begins at 7:30 p.m. $100. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.com.

Dupaco Community-Wide Garage Sales: Dubuque
Saturday, April 25
Dubuque, IA

Every spring, Dupaco partners with local sponsors for a series of Community-Wide Garage Sales. Add your sale for free at dupacogaragesales.com.

Community Mapling Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 26 @ 9 AM–Noon
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join us for this all-you-can eat, pay-what-you can Pancake Breakfast to celebrate the maple syrup harvest! Convivium is working with several families this spring who are generously donating their maple trees and diligently dropping off sap. On April 26 we taste the fruits of our labor by celebrating with a pancake breakfast open to the public. Consider your payment a donation to help Convivium expand programs like this in the future! Pay what you can. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Spring Book Discussion: Jayber Crow Part 2 CANCELED
Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Discuss Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry’s 2011 novel on place, memory, and agriculture that has been hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Tribune. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies of the book are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Shalom’s Annual Celebration of German Food & Music CANCELED
Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

This celebration of German heritage is a long-standing Shalom event. If you enjoy German cuisine and old-fashioned toe-tapping music, this is the evening for you! Come prepared to share at your table a little about your own German heritage. The food is guaranteed to be delicious and the music will make you want to dance! Music by Dave Overby & members of The Americana Band. RSVP by April 23. $25. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

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

New Music & Studio Recital CANCELLED
April 28 @ 7 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall

Free. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: April 29 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com.

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

Suzanne Holtz, certified music therapist with Hospice of Dubuque, will share her musical talents. Music has always been a pillar of Suzanne’s life and her passion is to use music to support others on their journey. You can gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

28th Annual Tristate Youth Choral Festival CANCELLED
Thursday, April 30 @ 7 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Tri-state students, grades 5–8, gather for an afternoon instructional workshop under the direction of guest clinician Kristen Eby, followed by a public concert at 7 p.m. Come experience the sound of music in Sinsinawa’s Queen of the Rosary Chapel, a true acoustic wonder. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Vanities: A New Musical CANCELLED
April 30 and May 1 and 2 @ 7 PM
May 3 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Accompanied by a delightful and uplifting score, Vanities: A New Musical presents the life journey of three best friends through high school, college, and their professional lives as they reflect upon and relive all the trials and tribulations of their adventures together. $12-adult, $8-seniors, $7-non Clarke students, free for Clarke community and alumni. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Vanities: A New Musical CANCELLED
May 1 and 2 @ 7 PM
May 3 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Accompanied by a delightful and uplifting score, Vanities: A New Musical presents the life journey of three best friends through high school, college, and their professional lives as they reflect upon and relive all the trials and tribulations of their adventures together. $12-adult, $8-seniors, $7-non Clarke students, free for Clarke community and alumni. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Bob Saget Comedy POSTPONED
Friday, May 1, 7 PM & 9:30 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Known for his legendary work as an actor and stand-up comedian, Bob Saget debuted his comedy act over thirty years ago, touring the comedy circuits in Los Angeles. In 1987, his big break in show business came when he was cast as Danny Tanner in the ABC network’s television show, Full House. After eight seasons on the show, and nearly 10 seasons as the host of ABC’s, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Saget returned to the stand-up stage and has since become one of the most sought-after comedians in the industry.
Saget wins over audiences by embracing his unconventional and provocative style, delivering unabashed, “blue” comedy while recounting tales from his personal life and storied career in the entertainment industry. Saget’s 2013 one-hour long stand-up special, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for best comedy album. His newest stand-up special, Zero to Sixty, is streaming on Amazon Prime and is available to rent or buy on iTunes and other digital platforms. In addition to comedy, Saget’s extensive list of other television credits includes Entourage, Shameless, 1 vs. 100, and his own comedy documentary series, Strange Days with Bob Saget. Currently, he can be seen on Netflix’s, Fuller House, and as the host of two shows, CMT’s television show, Nashville Squares, and Videos After Dark on ABC.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

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

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

Asbury Garage Sales
May 1 and 2
Asbury, IA

This year the City will again offer a directory of garage sales that will be available online on the city’s website. If you would like to register your garage sale, please email your garage sale information to info@cityofasbury.com. All garage sale listings need to be submitted by Monday, April 27. cityofasbury.com.

River Museum’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 AM–Noon

Mathias Ham Historic Site
Saturday, May 2 @ 1–4 PM

Dimensional Brewing Company
Rescheduled from April 4. Assist with the removal of invasive Buckthorn and restoring natural habitat at the Mathias Ham Historic Site located at 2241 Lincoln Ave. between 9 a.m. and noon. RSVP to Jared McGovern at 563-557-9545 x215 or jmcgovern@rivermuseum.com. Enjoy conservation conversation, live music, and a Conservation Cream Ale with staff from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and the Mississippi River Network at Dimensional Brewing Company located at 67 Main St. from 1 to 4 p.m. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, mankind’s largest environmental movement to positively impact the planet. In honor of this major milestone, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is working with conservation partners to educate, energize, and mobilize citizens through community-based conservation engagement activities each Saturday during April. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

Fables, Fantasies, & Fairy Tales: Opera Scenes CANCELLED
May 2 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall

Free. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Cornerstones Lecture CANCELED
Saturday, May 2 @ 2 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Noted spiritual writer and poet Kathleen Norris will present this lecture in honor of the founding Sisters of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation. Exploring the spiritual life, her work is at once intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny, and often provocative. A reception and book signing will follow. Free. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Margarita Crawl
Saturday, May 2 @ 2–8 PM
Various Locations in Dubuque

Discounted drinks and free take-home giveaways. Register from 2 to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Ages 21+. $19.99 single; $24.99 couple; $34.99 VIP single. bcucustomerservice@gmail.com.

Vanities: A New Musical CANCELLED
May 2 @ 7 PM
May 3 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Accompanied by a delightful and uplifting score, Vanities: A New Musical presents the life journey of three best friends through high school, college, and their professional lives as they reflect upon and relive all the trials and tribulations of their adventures together. $12-adult, $8-seniors, $7-non Clarke students, free for Clarke community and alumni. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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

The Grand Reveal
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Get a sneak peek at the shows in our 2019-2020 Season! Spotlighting a selection of songs and dances from a variety of popular shows, including pieces from the shows that will grace the Grand’s stage in the upcoming season. This is sure to be a program of light hearted fun for the whole family featuring a cast you know and love from our past shows and introducing new talent to look forward to. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate The Grand Opera House with the people who make it grand! $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Asbury Garage Sales
May 2
Asbury, IA

This year the City will again offer a directory of garage sales that will be available online on the city’s website. If you would like to register your garage sale, please email your garage sale information to info@cityofasbury.com. All garage sale listings need to be submitted by Monday, April 27. cityofasbury.com.

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

The Grand Reveal
Sunday, May 3 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House

Get a sneak peek at the shows in our 2019-2020 Season! Spotlighting a selection of songs and dances from a variety of popular shows, including pieces from the shows that will grace the Grand’s stage in the upcoming season. This is sure to be a program of light hearted fun for the whole family featuring a cast you know and love from our past shows and introducing new talent to look forward to. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate The Grand Opera House with the people who make it grand! $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Vanities: A New Musical CANCELLED
May 3 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Accompanied by a delightful and uplifting score, Vanities: A New Musical presents the life journey of three best friends through high school, college, and their professional lives as they reflect upon and relive all the trials and tribulations of their adventures together. $12-adult, $8-seniors, $7-non Clarke students, free for Clarke community and alumni. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Meeting Alzheimer’s: The Art and Science of Creative Dementia Caregiving
May 6 and 7 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

If you have a loved one with dementia, Healing Moments and Sinsinawa Mound want to help by offering informative, inspiring, and Hope-filled caregiver education. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Animal House at the Museums
Wednesday, May 6 @ 2 PM POSTPONED
Wednesday, May 20 @ 3 PM POSTPONED
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
May 6 is for ages 7 and under. May 20 is for ages 4–14. Participants ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Animal House brings reptiles, mammals and insects to the Museums for handling, as well as a fun hands-on craft activity, games, and books—with a different theme each month. In May, the theme is Animal Behavior. Meet a Bearded Dragon, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and more. Animal House at the Museums are led by UW-Platteville Animal House outreach staff, who present their reptile and insect friends and age-specific curricula under the supervision of biologist Dr. John Peterson, and Museum staff. RSVP recommended. Free. 405 E. Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

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

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

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

Mississippi Valley Running Association Trail Run
Saturday, May 9 @ 8 AM
Heritage Trail Durango Trail Head

The 29th Annual Mississippi Valley Running Association (MVRA) Trail Run, a 5k and 10k run, and is a family-friendly event that also offers a free kid’s race for children ages 6 and under. All race distances will start at the Durango Trail Head, just off Hwy 52 in Durango, and will be an out-and-back style course. Participants who register before April 25 will receive a free race shirt courtesy of MercyOne, and the first 300 registrants will also receive a free BOCO trucker hat. In addition to the race, the MVRA will be awarding the scholarships to the winners of its scholarship program. Scholarship applications close on Tuesday, March 31. mvradubuque.com.

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday of Every Month: May 9 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Join us for free and family-oriented programming every second Saturday of the month. Second Saturdays features culturally-diverse performing arts acts and hands-on art activities that the entire family will enjoy. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Music Department Ensemble Showcase CANCELLED
May 9 @ 7:30 PM
Clarke University Jansen Music Hall

Free. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-584-8642. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dupaco Community-Wide Garage Sales: Platteville
Saturday, May 9
Platteville, WI

Every spring, Dupaco partners with local sponsors for a series of Community-Wide Garage Sales. Add your sale for free at dupacogaragesales.com.

Baby & Me Tours
2nd Tuesday of Every Month: May 12 @ 9–9:30 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Babies and their caregivers are welcome to participate in a 30-minute tour of the Museum exhibitions, focused on shapes, colors and textures. RSVP required. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Young @ Art
2nd Tuesday of Every Month: May 12 @ 2–2:45 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Toddlers ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or grandparent, will enjoy a merry messy time making art. Please come dressed to get messy! All supplies are furnished. RSVP by noon the day before. $3. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

Pay What You Can
Second Wednesday of Every Month: May 13 @ 7 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

The second Wednesday of each month at Convivium we will suspend all of our pricing in the restaurant and encourage patrons to pay what they can—with the idea that some can afford to pay a little more and some can afford to pay a little less. Pay what you can. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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

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

Great Give Day
Thursday, May 14

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to grow philanthropy in our seven-county region, including Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones Counties. Great Give Day inspires community members to come together for 24 hours to celebrate and support local nonprofits. Make gifts of $10 or more to support your favorite nonprofits and to help them with additional prize dollars from local sponsors. 563-588-2700. greatgiveday.org.

United We Stand Tour
TRAPT, The Calling, Smile Empty Soul, Tantric and Psycho Village
Friday, May 15, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
TRAPT, The Calling, Smile Empty Soul, Tantric and Psycho Village! Five amazing bands, one amazing night!
These five amazing bands are bringing you rock music from the early 2000’s to now! Featuring some of the widely known songs, you know and love. From TRAPT’s “Headstrong” to The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go.” Get ready to experience a jam-packed night of nothing but your favorite hits!
TRAPT Top Hits Include “Headstrong,” “Stand Up,” and “Echo.”
The Calling Top Hits Include “Wherever You Will Go,” “Adrienne,” and “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.”
Smile Empty Soul Top Hits Include “Bottom of a Bottle,” “Silhouettes,” and “Nowhere Kids.”
Tantric Top Hits Include “Breakdown,” “Down and Out,” “and “Astounded.”
Psycho Village Top Hits Include “Half Caste Symphony,” “What Was That,” and “It’s Okay.”
Tickets starting at $20 are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at QCasinoAndHotel.com or at Guest Services inside Q Casino. Ticket prices will increase the night of the show. Show will be standing room only. Must be 21 to attend. Visit qcasinoandhotel.com.

DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ULTIMATE COUNTRY HITS
Friday, May 15, 8 PM
Saturday, May 16 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra returns for the third-annual Ultimate Country Hits concert. The Ultimate Country Hits concert features chart toppers from country music’s legendary crooners to today’s top artists. Members from local bands will join the DSO for a boot-scootin’ good time.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

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

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

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival CANCELLED
May 15–17
Washington Park
The 43rd annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival will be held May 15–17 in Washington Park. The juried Art Fair runs May 16–17. Set below Dubuque’s picturesque bluff is historic Washington Park, home to the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival. As Dubuque’s reputation grows as a tourist destination for art and culture, the popularity of the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival grows with it, drawing lovers of art and history to the oldest festival in Iowa’s first city. DubuqueFest.org.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild Gallery Anthology Release
Friday, May 15
Dubuque Museum of Art
In conjunction with the annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, the Dubuque Area Writers Guild will be publishing the 44th edition of its Gallery book project. This year’s publication will be a curated thematic anthology showcasing the art and writing of Dubuquers and those with ties to the Dubuque area. The 2020 theme is, “e pluribus unum: out of many one?” Writers of all ages may submit fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and memoir pieces. The project also invites submissions of black and white artwork (drawings, photography, digital art, etc.). dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com.

Haunted Galena Conference
May 15–16
DeSoto House Hotel (Galena, IL)

Speakers include author Troy Taylor, author and paranormal documentary filmmaker Scott Markus, author and paranormal researcher Allison Jornlin, author and researcher Tobias Wayland, Mike Huberty and Wendy Lynn Staats, local historian Cory Ritterbusch, paranormal investigator Jim Winter, and shamanic medium Chris McBrien. Workshops include hauntings and paranormal events throughout the Midwest, women and the paranormal, psychic mediumship, spiritualism and paranormal perceptions across the globe. After hours events for attendees include paranormal investigations of Galena’s Turner Hall and The DeSoto House Hotel conducted by Transcendent Paranormal Society, Haunted Galena Ghost Walk with Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, owners of The Haunted Galena Tour Company, P.T. Murphy’s Magic Show, Wrestling with Ghosts presentation featuring Pro-Wrestler Bryan Dorn from Minnesota Shadow Hunters, Psychic Awareness with Chris McBrien and  a panel discussion of Midwest hauntings featuring regional ghost tour guides and paranormal researchers. The weekend ends with a special Sunday morning tour of The Berry Tavern in Schullsburg, WI with local historian, Cory Ritterbusch. Hosted by the Haunted Galena Tour Company. $85. 815-990-7203. hauntedgalenaconference.com.

DuMA Dining Series: Taste of India
Saturday, May 16 @ 6–9 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Feast on an authentic, multi-course Indian dinner prepared and presented by Chef Sudha Koneru and Dr. Sudhir Koneru. From hand-ground spices to carefully selected ingredients, this culinary experience will have you believing you are dining in the heart of New Delhi! RSVP required. $50 DuMA members; $60 guests. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

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

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

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 17 @ 8:30–11:30 AM
Catfish Charlie’s

Rescheduled from March 29. The Alpha Company 1-133 IN BN is hosing an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to raise funds for the FRG before the soldiers leave. $10; $5 for 12 and under. Tickets available through Alpha Company Soldier and at the Dubuque National Guard Armory.

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

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

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

Animal House at the Museums
Wednesday, May 20 @ 3 PM POSTPONED
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
May 20 is for ages 4–14. Participants ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Animal House brings reptiles, mammals and insects to the Museums for handling, as well as a fun hands-on craft activity, games, and books—with a different theme each month. In May, the theme is Animal Behavior. Meet a Bearded Dragon, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and more. Animal House at the Museums are led by UW-Platteville Animal House outreach staff, who present their reptile and insect friends and age-specific curricula under the supervision of biologist Dr. John Peterson, and Museum staff. RSVP recommended. Free. 405 E. Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Women’s Art Parties
Wednesday, May 20 @ 6:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Work on new projects or those brought along from home. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Making at the Museums
May 21, June 18, September 17, October 15, and December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The May 21 session is “SKETCHING at the Museums” with guest artist Alice McMahon. Participants are invited to bring their sketch book and drawing tools, and to draw the fascinating objects and architectural features found in the exhibit galleries of the museums. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Beatles vs. Stones
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Rescheduled from March 14. Originally booked as In My Life: A Musical Theater Tribute to The Beatles, the Beatles vs. Stones show will be held on May 21 at the Five Flags Theater. More information to come. FiveFlagsCenter.com

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

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

One – Metallica tribute (NO COVER CHARGE)
Saturday, May 23, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Opening for ONE is special guest Burn The Ailment
ONE… The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and …brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time.
Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE’s stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80’s and 90’s. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of pyrotechnics, stage props, and some rare early days memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more.
This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew , but have also been fortunate enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage! It’s time you experience ONE once and for all – and the rest will be history!

The Robot Zoo Opening
May 23
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Eight robotic animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities will illustrate fascinating real-life animal characteristics, such as how a chameleon changes colors, how a giant squid propels itself, and how a fly walks on the ceiling. The eight animals featured in The Robot Zoo include a giant squid with 18-foot tentacles, a bat, a rhinoceros, a house fly with a 10-foot wingspread, a platypus, a grasshopper, a chameleon, and a giraffe whose head and neck alone stretch 9 feet into the air. The exhibit is based on the book of the same name and runs May 23 through September 7. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com/therobotzoo.

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

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

Nelly
Friday, May 29 | 7:30 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits Include: “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Here” and “Ride Wit Me.”
Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. His collaboration with Florida Georgia Line received Diamond status and he is only one of seven rappers to reach this honor.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 3 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
Visit qcasinoandhotel.com.

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

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

The Pork Tornadoes
Saturday, May 30, 8 PM
Q Showroom, Q Casino
Wide variety of covers played by good-looking, well-mannered men, who like Guinness, Cedar Ridge whiskey and may or may not have beards. #yourgirlfriendsfavoriteband
“This band is a force like no other. Creating a party wherever they go. Followed by a ravenous fan base. Every song will leave you singing along and begging for more.” Try it, it’s fun. You have heard it all before. It’s as if a band comes up with it’s misleading biography before they even get out on the road and start playing shows. Most band biographies are as trite as dating website profiles and equally filled with empty promises and broken dreams. The issue here is that The Pork Tornadoes fit the mold of all the cliche statements and yet they generally opt out of torturing you with them. (Save the eye rolling, giggling and throwing up in your mouth. You’re welcome.)
Tickets starting at $10 are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at QCasinoAndHotel.com or at Guest Services inside Q Casino. Ticket prices will increase the night of the show. Show will be standing room only. Must be 21 to attend. Visit qcasinoandhotel.com.

Fly By Night Productions Presents “Ten Chimneys,” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 6, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2 PM
Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Bijou Room, Five Flags Center

A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours. $20. flybynightdubuque.com.

Food Truck Fight
June 6 @ Noon–8 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Enjoy 20+ food trucks, ice cold beverages, live music, bounce houses, a face painter and more! Each food truck will feature a $2 sample item in addition to their full menu, and YOU decide the winner. Music by Hap Hazard, Corporate Rock, and Ten Gallon Hat. GA gets you in at noon and presale gets you a koozie and access to your own line. VIP gets you in at 11 a.m., two sample tickets, koozie, and one drink ticket. Food Truck Fanatic gets you in at 11 a.m., VIP tent, four sample tickets, three drink tickets, trucker hat, koozie, and more. $5 GA; $25 VIP; $50 Food Truck Fanatic; free 12 and under. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. foodtruckfight.com.

Fly By Night Productions Presents “Ten Chimneys,” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Saturday, June 6, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2 PM
Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Bijou Room, Five Flags Center

A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours. $20. flybynightdubuque.com.

Fly By Night Productions Presents “Ten Chimneys,” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Sunday, June 7, 2 PM
Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Bijou Room, Five Flags Center

A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours. $20. flybynightdubuque.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM

June 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Fly By Night Productions Presents “Ten Chimneys,” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Friday, June 12, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Bijou Room, Five Flags Center

A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours. $20. flybynightdubuque.com.

Cemetery Walk
June 13 and 14 @ 2–4:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery (Galena, IL)
June 19
Indoor Venue TBA (Galena, IL)

Performers will explore the lives of past residents, sharing stories that shine a light on the people who made our region what it is today. Shows start every 20 minutes. Cemetery Walk is one of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s major fundraising events. A team of researchers, actors and supporters put countless hours of preparation into each year’s Walk to create a remarkable experience. Writer and Director Ronn Toebaas relies heavily on research by local librarian Scott Wolfe and Historical Society Board Member Kris Chapman to find the facts behind the people who are portrayed in each Walk. Proceeds go to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s mission to preserve the stories of our region. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 13, 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM

June 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Fly By Night Productions Presents “Ten Chimneys,” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 PM
Bijou Room, Five Flags Center

A soap-opera comedy with a Noel Coward touch. Summer, 1938, the famous Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, retreat as they always did in real-life, to their summer Wisconsin estate, Ten Chimneys. With other actors, family and hangers-on, they engage in pre-rehearsal work on a Chekov play. Ten Chimneys is about theatre folk: Funny, poignant, and revealing in its look at these private lives that never really leave the stage. The play is Hatcher’s homage to this place of vibrant creativity and the historic big personalities who inhabited it. Today Ten Chimneys estate in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, continues and is open for public tours. $20. flybynightdubuque.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 14 and 21 @ 2 PM
June 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM

Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Cemetery Walk
June 14 @ 2–4:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery (Galena, IL)
June 19
Indoor Venue TBA (Galena, IL)

Performers will explore the lives of past residents, sharing stories that shine a light on the people who made our region what it is today. Shows start every 20 minutes. Cemetery Walk is one of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s major fundraising events. A team of researchers, actors and supporters put countless hours of preparation into each year’s Walk to create a remarkable experience. Writer and Director Ronn Toebaas relies heavily on research by local librarian Scott Wolfe and Historical Society Board Member Kris Chapman to find the facts behind the people who are portrayed in each Walk. Proceeds go to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s mission to preserve the stories of our region. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
June 17–21
Downtown Dubuque
Postponed from April 22–26. Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

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

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

Making at the Museums
June 18, September 17, October 15, and December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The June 18 session is “VISUAL JOURNALING at the Museums” with host Mary Bergs. Participants will explore making a visual journal, a useful tool for recording ideas, memories, and plans. No experience necessary. Bring a blank book. Mark-making tools and collage materials will be provided. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 18, 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
June 21 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
June 18–21
Downtown Dubuque
Postponed from April 22–26. Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 19 and 20 @ 7:30 PM
June 21 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Cemetery Walk
June 19
Indoor Venue TBA (Galena, IL)

Performers will explore the lives of past residents, sharing stories that shine a light on the people who made our region what it is today. Shows start every 20 minutes. Cemetery Walk is one of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s major fundraising events. A team of researchers, actors and supporters put countless hours of preparation into each year’s Walk to create a remarkable experience. Writer and Director Ronn Toebaas relies heavily on research by local librarian Scott Wolfe and Historical Society Board Member Kris Chapman to find the facts behind the people who are portrayed in each Walk. Proceeds go to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s mission to preserve the stories of our region. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
June 19–21
Downtown Dubuque
Postponed from April 22–26. Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: KCP LGBTQ Mini Summit
Saturday, June 20 @ 9:30 AM
TBA

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 20 @ 7:30 PM
June 21 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Illusions Midwest Pre-Pride Kickoff Show
Saturday, June 20 @ 10 PM
TBA

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
June 20–21
Downtown Dubuque
Postponed from April 22–26. Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Bus Trip: Miss Saigon CANCELLED
Sunday, June 21 @ 8 AM
Bus trip from Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA) to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Milwaukee, WI )

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical MISS SAIGON, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. Featuring stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. for the 1 p.m. matinee. $125. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda
June 21 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
From the twisted genius of Roald Dahl comes a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved by her cruel parents she impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride In The Park
Sunday, June 21
TBA

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Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
June 21
Downtown Dubuque
Postponed from April 22–26. Independent films, including documentaries, features, and shorts, will be screened in venues throughout downtown Dubuque, as well as special panels and evening events. Join directors, producers, actors, and filmmakers as they showcase their films and are available for Q&As. JulienFilmFest.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: City of Dubuque Pride Week Proclamation & KCP Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Monday, June 22 @ 10 AM
TBA

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride Game Night
Monday, June 22 @7 PM
TBA

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Drag Queen Bingo
Tuesday, June 23 @ 7 PM
7 Hills Event Center

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Drag Queen Storytime
Wednesday, June 24 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Kings & Wings Cruise
Wednesday, June 24 @ 6 PM
TBA

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Riverview Center Evening of Light: Michelle Knight
Thursday, June 25 @ 5–9 PM
Grand River Center
Rescheduled from April 16. Evening of Light is an empowering celebration of the resiliency of child, teen, and adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The event begins with a showcase of auction items from local businesses, followed by dinner and an unforgettable story and inspiring message from Keynote Speaker Michelle Knight. Knight is one of the women who escaped from the Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home after 11 years of captivity, torture and abuse. Michelle speaks openly about her experiences to share her empowering story to reclaim her life. Knight is an international and New York Times best-selling author. Her first memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed, shares with readers her captivity inside Ariel Castro’s home as well as her tumultuous childhood. Her new book about her life after escape, Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings, shares her inspiring journey to find friendship, healing, happiness and her life’s purpose of advocating for victims of trauma and abuse. Knight and her story have been featured on Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek and People, among others. Join us to hear her incredible story of heroism, survival, and healing. For 28 years, Riverview Center has proudly provided the healing and justice survivors of sexual violence deserve, free of charge. We are a nonprofit agency committed to providing free, compassionate, client-centered care for individuals affected by sexual violence in 14 counties in Iowa and for individuals affected by sexual and domestic violence in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties in Illinois. 500 Bell St. 563-564-0320. riverviewcenter.org.

Success Starts Early: A Fundraiser for Children
Thursday, June 25 @ 5:30 PM
Diamond Jo Casino

Rescheduled from April 9. Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) will be hosting their third annual Spring Fling fundraiser themed “Help Build Our Children’s Bright Future.” The evening will include dinner, live/silent auctions, and entertainment. Dick Gregory and Gary Dolphin will be the emcees and a special appearance by University of Dubuque Preschool Children. DCEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of families with young children. DCEC provides services in the community geared toward children age birth to five who are at risk. All event proceeds will support continued and expanded early childhood services and collaborative efforts in Dubuque County. $50. 563-588-1620. tinyurl.com/sxadwml.

Kings of Chaos (Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach & More!)
Thursday, June 25, 7:30 PM
Back Waters Stage
Six amazing rockers, one amazing night! Playing all their hits from “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to “18 and Life” to “Paradise City” and much more!
Rock’s Ultimate Super Group! Includes: Dee Snider with Twisted Sister, Sebastian Bach the voice of Skid Row, Warren DeMartini from Ratt, Matt Sorum from Guns N’ Roses, Gilby Clarke from Guns N’ Roses and James LoMenzo from Black Label Society!
Six amazing rockers, one amazing night! Playing all their hits from “We’re Not Gonna Take It” to “18 and Life” to “Paradise City” and much more! You are not going to want to miss this!
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 5 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride Comedy Show
Thursday, June 25 @ 8 PM
TBA

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Rainbow Crawl
Friday, June 26 @ 7 PM
TBA

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“King Explosion: Three Decades of the King”
Friday, June 26, 8 PM
Saturday, June 27, 4 PM & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
“King Explosion: Three Decades of the King” will bring together national award-winning Elvis tribute artists for three exciting performances!
Presley’s hits from the 1950’s will be performed by Tyler Hunter. Tyler was the Grand Champion of the Elvis Explosion Competition in 2012, and that same year, represented Tupelo, Mississippi in Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ competition. Hunter is an accomplished singer, songwriter, actor, and recording artist that has appeared in several mainstream shows across the United States including “Legends in Concert.” He portrayed the role of young Elvis Presley in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway show “Million Dollar Quartet!”
Dean Z, performing hits from the 1960’s, has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
International multi award-winning Elvis tribute artist Tim ‘E’ Hendry, will be performing Presley’s songs from the 1970’s. For over a decade, Tim has traveled all over the world performing his tribute show. Hendry has been awarded champion titles of over two dozen ETA contests, including the Grand Champion of the 2014 and 2015 King Explosion Contest at Diamond Jo Casino.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride Rooftop Glow Party
Friday, June 26 @ 11 PM
Smokestack

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride Parade
Saturday, June 27 @ 11 AM
TBA

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Dubuque Pride Family Picnic
Saturday, June 27 @ Noon
TBA

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Corkless in Galena
June 27 @ Noon–6 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Galena Wine Festival with wineries from across Northern Illinois, including local Galena wineries. Included will be wine tastings, food tastings, music and local artists. Located at Depot Park in Galena, along the Galena River. We encourage you to bring your chairs and to spend the day. Your advance ticket will provide you with: 1 Adult admission, 1 Corkless Festival Glass, 5 Tasting Tickets (good towards 1 oz pours, or food and a $5 voucher which is good towards the purchase of a bottle of wine at the festival). $20. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. corklessgalena.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: KCP Pride Festival
Saturday, June 27 @ 3 PM
TBA

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd : The Traveler Tour
With Special Guest: Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio
Saturday, June 27. 7:30 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits: “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.”
At 16 years old, he signed his first record deal and burst onto the national scene with the release of his 1995 debut album Ledbetter Heights, which produced the radio hits “Deja Voodoo,” “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Shame, Shame, Shame.” His relentless touring and success on rock radio helped to drive the album to Platinum sales status. His 1998 sophomore effort Trouble Is… also went Platinum, yielding such radio hits as “Blue on Black,” “True Lies” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” 1999’s Live On spawned the radio hits “In 2 Deep,” “Shotgun Blues” and “Last Goodbye.”
Tickets start at $29.50 are on sale now. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Pride After Party
Saturday, June 27 @ 11 PM
TBA

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Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Week: Drag Brunch
Sunday, June 28 @ 10 AM and Noon
The Driftless

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DuMA Dining Series: Challenge Your Palate
Sunday, June 28 @ 1:30–4 PM
L.May Eatery

Prepare for an afternoon of fun and excitement as E.J. and Chef Tony take you on a world culinary tour. They will guide and challenge you to discover new combinations of flavors through locally sourced foods and international wines that will have your palate asking for more! RSVP required. $50 DuMA members; $60 guests. 1072 Main St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

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

Vintage Torque Fest 2020
July 3–5
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Rescheduled from May 1–2. A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Vintage Torque Fest 2020
July 4–5
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Rescheduled from May 1–2. A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Vintage Torque Fest 2020
July 5
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Rescheduled from May 1–2. A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series
Classical Blast: Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Kingfish Band: Thursday, July 16 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Ghosts in the Room Band: Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Gary McAdams Band: Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Denny Diamond: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Kicking off the 2020 concert series in style is Classical Blast. This band from Chicago blurs musical lines, melding classical music into classic rock hits or rocking music by Beethoven, Bach and composers from other centuries, sometimes adding original lyrics. From Bach to classic rock to metal to pop, their hope is that their audience will find their approach to music a refreshing change. It’s the past, present and future all brought together in perfect harmony! Food and beverage by the Shullsburg Community Development Corporation’s annual fundraiser. The 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offers family-friendly music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of The City of Shullsburg, WI’s seasonal entertainment. Free nightly drawings. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Free. 279 Estey Rd, Shullsburg, WI. 608-214-8836. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com.

Styx
Thursday, July 9 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Styx, the band responsible for some of the most memorable rock music of the 1970s and 1980s, will come to Dubuque’s Five Flags Center for the first time ever this summer. The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging more than 100 shows a year, and each is committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. Originally formed in 1972, Styx hit its stride with guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw’s first LP with the band, 1976’s Crystal Ball, which included the Top 40 hit “Mademoiselle.” 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series
The Kingfish Band: Thursday, July 16 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Ghosts in the Room Band: Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Gary McAdams Band: Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Denny Diamond: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Since 2003, The Kingfish Band have been entertaining Wisconsin and the Chicagoland area through clubs, festivals, weddings and events, performing extraordinary rock covers and utilizing various band formats to meet the needs of their clients and venues. A “collaboration” in the true sense of the word, The Kingfish Band, based out of Chicago and Milwaukee, provides an authentic representation of your favorite music! Each member brings their own flavor and skill that beckons something totally unique yet totally recognizable. No musical discrimination here! The Kingfish Band catalog is loaded with great music from all eras and genres! Food and beverage provided by the Water Street Place. The 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offers family-friendly music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of The City of Shullsburg, WI’s seasonal entertainment. Free nightly drawings. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Free. 279 Estey Rd, Shullsburg, WI. 608-214-8836. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com.

Papa Roach
With Special Guest: Hollywood Undead
Thursday, July 16, 7 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits Include: “Last Resort,” “Help” and “Getting Away with Murder”
Starting out as a hardcore punk- and rap-influenced outfit, Papa Roach eventually grew into a straight-ahead hard rock ensemble with strong heavy metal leanings and a knack for pairing uncompromising power with pure pop acumen. Emerging in the mid-’90s, the group broke big in 2001 with the release of their sophomore effort and major-label debut Infest, which went triple platinum on the strength of the nu-metal- and hip-hop-inspired single “Last Resort.” A move toward a less rap-forward style on albums like lovehatetragedy and Getting Away with Murder did little to hurt them commercially (the former went gold and the latter went platinum). By the time of the release of their ninth studio long-player, 2017’s industrial metal-tinged Crooked Teeth, the Grammy Award-nominated Northern California-based group had sold over 20 million albums and outlived many of their alt-metal contemporaries.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 28 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 19 and 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

The Mavericks
Friday, July 17 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
The Mavericks – masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” Then, they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic “Dance The Night Away,” a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman, Raul Malo, explored new musical avenues.
But since a reunion in 2012, the band has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly, and Latino sounds plus, a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show.
The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great song-writing traditions of Cuba and Miami, and of Nashville, San Antonio, and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

Meet Author Tiffany Killoren
Saturday, July 18 @ Noon–1:30 PM
BAM Bookstore
Native Dubuquer Tiffany Killoren will read and sign copies of her new novel, Good Will. Four women learn to let go—and get back more than they ever expected. There’s no road map for what to do when your husband dies—when he jumps off a bridge to escape mistakes that he made, or even welcomed, into your lives. But Lily doesn’t need to consult a map for this particular part of her journey; she knows the way back to the small town she left behind. With a precocious seven-year-old who reminds her too much of his father tucked safely in the back seat, Lily leaves New York with everything she owns packed in a U-Haul, including memories that come in waves like fields along the highway, and an envelope she is too afraid to open. Once she settles in, she sifts through a box of things destined for the local thrift store—items from her past that will connect four women in unexpected ways and give them all the strength they need to move on. 555 JFK Rd. tiffanykilloren.com.

Wine and Cheese Portfolio Tasting
Saturday, July 18 @ 3–6 PM
Stillman Mansion (Galena, IL)

Rescheduled from May 16. You will be given a commemorative glass, wristband, and a list of wines by table assignment. Receive discounted pricing for the weekend at Galena River Wine & Cheese. Rain or shine. Ages 21+. 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. $35 Adv; $40 door; $10 designated driver. galenariverwineandcheese.com/portfolio.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 18, 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 19 and 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
July 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series
The Ghosts in the Room Band: Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
The Gary McAdams Band: Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Denny Diamond: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
The Ghosts in the Room Band from Belleville, WI are a five-member group playing an eclectic collection of Americana style music. Their biography playfully notes that they have “enough years of experience between all the players of this band, put all together, we could have played during the civil war.” Food and beverage by the Russell Law Offices, SC sponsoring their annual hog roast, with proceeds to benefit the Shullsburg Girls’ Basketball Team. The 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offers family-friendly music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of The City of Shullsburg, WI’s seasonal entertainment. Free nightly drawings. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Free. 279 Estey Rd, Shullsburg, WI. 608-214-8836. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 23, 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Dubuque’s Brunch Fest
Saturday, July 25 @ 11 AM–2 PM
The Driftless

Rescheduled from April 18. Dubuque’s Brunch Fest will feature amazing samples of brunch food and breakfast cocktails from some of the Tri-State’s finest restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Vote for your favorite brunch food and cocktail and see who reigns supreme with their culinary and mixology skills. Supporting Brock Renbarger as he dances for Junior Achievement of the Heartland during Dancing with the Stars Dubuque Style. $30 Advance; $40 door. 168 E 10th St. 309-277-3919. jaheartland.org/what-you-can-do/dubuques-brunch-fest.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon
July 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway is being presented on the Grand stage for the first time! Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever. $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series
The Gary McAdams Band: Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Denny Diamond: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
The Gary McAdams Band is primarily a roots-based project, performing what Gary calls “sometimes spicy, occasional original, always tasty . . .classic American music.” Gary McAdams is considered one of the finest unsigned vocalists in the country. A unique God-given talent, combined with 25+ years of performing experience allows Gary to sing with an astonishing combination of range, power, versatility and soulful emotion. His diverse influences and exposure enable him to authentically perform in a wide variety of musical styles, including country, blues, R&B, rock, jazz, gospel and choral. Originally from Central Texas, but now based in Southern Wisconsin, he has performed in venues all across North America and the Caribbean, even sharing the stage with such artists as Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakum, LeAnn Rimes and Huey Lewis. Food and beverage provided by the Gleason Cattle Company. The 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offers family-friendly music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of The City of Shullsburg, WI’s seasonal entertainment. Free nightly drawings. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Free. 279 Estey Rd, Shullsburg, WI. 608-214-8836. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
Friday, July 31 @ Noon
Saturday, August 1 @ 8:30 AM
Sunday, August 2 @ 9:30 AM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from April 3–5. Dueling Dogs is the next big thing in canine aquatics competitions. Featuring drag-racing style canine aquatics racing. 405 Main St. DuelingDogs.net.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
Saturday, August 1 @ 8:30 AM
Sunday, August 2 @ 9:30 AM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from April 3–5. Dueling Dogs is the next big thing in canine aquatics competitions. Featuring drag-racing style canine aquatics racing. 405 Main St. DuelingDogs.net.

Dueling Dogs World Championships
Sunday, August 2 @ 9:30 AM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from April 3–5. Dueling Dogs is the next big thing in canine aquatics competitions. Featuring drag-racing style canine aquatics racing. 405 Main St. DuelingDogs.net.

Rascal Flatts: Farewell: Life is a Highway Tour
Sunday, August 2, 7 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits: “What Hurts the Most,” “Bless the Broken Road” and “I Like the Sound of That”
Hailed as one of the most influential groups in modern country history, Rascal Flatts are a chart-topping trio created by vocalist Gary LeVox, multi-instrumentalist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney. Since their founding in 2000 and subsequent breakout with the Top 5 hit, “Prayin’ for Daylight,” the band has gone on to infuse country’s traditional mainstream with smooth-pop textures, arena-rocking energy and faithful positivity, impacting countless fans and fellow artists along the way. They’ve racked up 17 Number One hits, over 23.4 million albums sold, 35 million digital downloads, 2.2 billion streams worldwide and 4.4 billion streams solely on Pandora, while also selling over 11 million concert tickets and earning more than40 trophies from theACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, making them the most awarded country group of the past decade.The Grand Ole Opry members will bring an unforgettable chapter in country’s long story to a close in 2020, celebrating their 20th anniversary with Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour –the nationwide farewell tour of their celebrated career.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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Hills & Dales Golf Outing
August 3 @ Noon–8 PM
Meadows Golf Course

Help build meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities. The evening will include auctions, raffles and numerous flag events. The 13th Annual “Dreams & Desires” auction will provide amazing opportunities for the Residents of Hills & Dales to experience. 563-556-7878. hillsdales.org.

Shullsburg Music in the Park Concert Series
Denny Diamond: Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)
Emerging from the elite Chicago music scene in Illinois, Award-Winning Neil Diamond tribute artist Denny Diamond projects his own signature stylization to a very familiar sound. Denny Diamond’s baritone vocal approach and reminiscence of Neil Diamond himself has been a grandstanding presence around the country and one of the most sought after acts since he started gracing venues and events nation-wide over the last 20 years. With Neil Diamond being his core inspiration, Denny’s musical merit also stems from a vast array of other prominent artist influences that include Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Ray Charles and Jim Croce. The Shullsburg Lions Club will be holding their annual dinner fundraiser. The 17th Annual Music in the Park Concert Series, offers family-friendly music from a variety of area artists throughout the summer as part of The City of Shullsburg, WI’s seasonal entertainment. Free nightly drawings. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. BYO lawn chairs or blankets. Rain or shine. Free. 279 Estey Rd, Shullsburg, WI. 608-214-8836. shullsburgmusicinthepark.com.

Brothers Osborne
Friday, August 14, 7 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits Include: “Stay a Little Longer,” “Shoot Me Straight” and “It Ain’t My Fault”
Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings are three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year winners in addition to being named ACM Vocal Duo of the Year twice. Overall Brothers Osborne have collected four CMA and five ACM trophies including Video of the Year wins for their Top 10 GRAMMY-nominated Platinum single “It Ain’t My Fault”.
Brothers Osborne’s debut album PAWN SHOP was released January 2016 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. PAWN SHOP features three GRAMMY-nominated tracks including “It Ain’t My Fault,” the Platinum Certified No. 1 smash hit “Stay A Little Longer,” as well as Top 25 hit “21 Summer.” Their sophomore album, PORT SAINT JOE, was nominated for Best Country Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and features the Top 40 GRAMMY-nominated singles “Shoot Me Straight” as well as “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You).” Brothers Osborne has previously toured with Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more. In 2019 the duo embarked on a Headlining World Tour which hit over 40 markets including London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles. The tour also included three sold-out nights at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville which were recorded for their album, Live At The Ryman. Brothers Osborne is currently working on their third studio album.
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 2 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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Disney’s Frozen Jr.
August 14 @ 7:30 PM
August 15 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
August 16 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
The enchanting modern classic from Disney is performed by our Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

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

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

Galena Brew Fest
Saturday, August 15 @ 1–4 PM
Chestnut Mountain Resort (Galena, IL)

The 2nd Annual Galena Brew Fest features local and regional beer, wine, and spirits, on-site restaurant, lodging, activities and music. Ages 21+. Proceeds benefit Galena ARC. $30 Advance; $35 door; $5 designated driver. 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL. galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest.

Disney’s Frozen Jr.
August 15 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
August 16 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
The enchanting modern classic from Disney is performed by our Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

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

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

Disney’s Frozen Jr.
August 16 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
The enchanting modern classic from Disney is performed by our Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! $23 adults; $15 under 18 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

MOPAR Car Show
Sunday, August 23 @ 8 AM–4 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Classic and modern MOPAR car show in the Upper Midwest with over 300 great cars with proceeds benefiting charities. Hosted by Mighty Mississippi Mopars. mightymississippimopars.com.

Miners Ball
Saturday, September 5 @ 5–10 PM
UW-Platteville Ullsvik Hall Velzy Commons (Platteville, WI)

Rescheduled from April 18. This formal event for couples of all ages invites everyone passionate about the history of Platteville to dress up, to enjoy a great dinner, and to swing to the music of a Big Band orchestra— just like generations of young engineers in training did starting back in 1926. This second annual expression of Platteville pride is a fundraiser for The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums. Unlike the Miners Ball of the early 20th century, all community members are invited! Described by some couples as a prom for grown-ups, the Miners Ball is a contemporary expression of a longstanding Platteville tradition. This year’s musical guest will be the full Ken Kilian Classic Big Band. RSVP by April 3. $50 for social, dinner and dance; $10 dance only. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum.

Brantley Gilbert
Saturday, September 12, 7 PM
Back Waters Stage, Q Casino
Top Hits Include: “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell of an Amen” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”
Brantley Gilbert lives in Jefferson, Georgia rather than – like so many country stars — Nashville. It’s not that he’s not serious about his music, or his career, but somethings run deeper. Or as he sings in “Grown Ass Man” from his platinum Just As I Am, “I got a home.” That home is rich with life, truth, friends, history – and those are the raw materials that have made Gilbert one of only four country artists with back-to-back platinum certified albums.
For Gilbert, who won the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for Just As I Am, every album is another chapter in the life the unrepentant good ole boy has led. Whether it’s raising hell, standing tall or bottoming out, Gilbert’s truth speaks to the heart of blue collar life in the 21st century: hard working, fun loving and deeply committed to the people he loves.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 4 at 10 AM. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
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Catfish Cooley’s Nitro Comedy Tour
Saturday, September 12, 8 PM
Five Flags Theater
Rescheduled from April 18. Dubuque area comedy fans will be in for a Southern-fried treat this April when Five Flags Center plays host to Catfish Cooley’s NITRO COMEDY TOUR, the craziest comedy show in America. The show is produced by Bang Productions and features Andrew Conn with DJ Slim McGraw and is hosted by Gerard Haran. The NITRO COMEDY TOUR is produced by John Edmonds Kozma.
Comedian Catfish Cooley brings high energy comedy to his southern following with a punch. Don’t judge a book by its cover – he’s not just a guy drinking hot sauce and chugging whiskey, he’s a real storyteller with a positive message. He has more than three million fans across multiple social media platforms. Catfish Cooley’s NITRO COMEDY TOUR entertains these fans all over the country. Cooley has been featured on Tosh.0 and draws comparisons to Larry the Cable Guy as the happiest redneck SOB you ever did meet!
Cooley will be joined by comedian Andrew Conn, a Kentucky native, who recently started dominating the stage with his playful personality and comical facial expressions. Conn experienced a defining moment in his career when the NITRO COMEDY TOUR sold out the 2,500-seat Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, OK. The crowd quickly recognized him as a rising superstar in comedy who resembles a redneck Jim Carrey. When Andrew isn’t busy sharing his offbeat, true-life experiences center stage, he’s sharing his comedic journey through unfiltered videos that are sure to make you laugh. Keep an eye out for Andrew Conn because he’s the next big star in comedy.
Dee Jay Slim McGraw was bred on music that’s slow roasted and deep fried like his Southern roots! Slim has opened for country stars Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Dylan Scott, and shared the stage with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Nelly, and Flo Rida, among others. In Nashville, you can find him on Broadway playing at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge, and Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House. Back home in Charlotte, the non-stop DJ is a resident at Whisky River, owned by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Junior. He was recently honored to perform at Dale Junior’s retirement party alongside Kid Rock, Cole Swindell, and Billy Currington.
Gerard Haran is a rising star in the New York City comedy scene, as well as a former minor league baseball player. Gerard is one of his kind – like a chubby, bearded unicorn…or something.
Ticket Prices: $23.00-$33.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Making at the Museums
September 17, October 15, and December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The September 17 session is “MENDING at the Museums” with guest artist Lana Caywood. Participants can again bring something that needs mending and we will help you figure out how to make a repair. Historically, many items were mended to extend their use. Decorative techniques such as Sashiko will be demonstrated. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend Grand Tastings
Friday, September 18 @ 5:30–8 pm
Saturday, September 19 @ 1–3:30 pm and 5–7:30 PM
Turner Hall (115 S Bench St, Galena, IL)
Rescheduled from March 27–28. Tickets are available now—and selling quickly—for Galena’s popular Grand Tastings during Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend. This year’s tastings are slated for on Friday, September 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (the 5 to 7:30 p.m. event is sold out) at the Historic Turner Hall. The Grand Tastings provide epicureans of all levels the opportunity to choose from more than 250 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits to sample. Tickets are $60. To purchase tickets, find a listing of weekend activities, and more, visit WineLoversWeekend.com.

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend Grand Tastings
Saturday, September 19 @ 1–3:30 pm and 5–7:30 PM
Turner Hall (115 S Bench St, Galena, IL)
Rescheduled from March 27–28. Tickets are available now—and selling quickly—for Galena’s popular Grand Tastings during Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend. This year’s tastings are slated for on Friday, September 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. (the 5 to 7:30 p.m. event is sold out) at the Historic Turner Hall. The Grand Tastings provide epicureans of all levels the opportunity to choose from more than 250 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits to sample. Tickets are $60. To purchase tickets, find a listing of weekend activities, and more, visit WineLoversWeekend.com.

Heroes For History Stair Challenge
September 21
Downtown Galena, IL

The Heroes for History Stair Challenge is a 5K competitive run/fun walk with Galena’s iconic Green Street stairs as the major obstacle on the event route. The event commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and also honors the brave, selfless men and women who protect us every day. Net proceeds will be split between the Historical Society and local first responder agencies. galenahistory.org.

Insane Clown Posse – Wicked Clowns from Outer Space 2 Tour
Thursday, September 24, 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from April 30. Insane Clown Posse, the pioneers of horrorcore hip hop, will perform in Dubuque for the very first time when they take the stage at the Five Flags Center on Thursday, September 24.
Founded in Detroit in 1989, the Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, quickly found an audience for their unique style of hip hop, called “horrorcore,” that blends supernatural and horror-themed lyrics with traditional hip hop beats. The group, comprised of founding members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, have released more than fifty albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Three 6 Mafia to Vanilla Ice to Jack White.
In addition to their music, Insane Clown Posse, has also developed fans through other ventures, including producing and starring in a pair of feature films: “Big Money Hustlas” and “Big Money Rustlas.” They have also ventured into professional wrestling, contributing music to albums released by both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ICP eventually formed its own wrestling promotion, dubbed Juggalo Championship Wrestling.
Fans of the group are known as “Juggalos.” According to the group, Juggalos come from all walks of life and often consider themselves a family. ICP live performances are typically marked by attending Juggalos spraying bottles of Faygo-brand soda at the stage. The annual festival for ICP fans, the “Gathering of the Juggalos,” has drawn as many as 20,000 attendees. Rappers such as Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, and MC Hammer have all performed at various “Gatherings” since the year 2000.
Advance Ticket Price: $35.00*
Day of Show: $40.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Tape Face
Saturday, September 26, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. Viral sensation Tape Face has to be seen to be believed.
Tape Face, real name Sam Wills of New Zealand, gained national attention during his run in 2016 on America’s Got Talent as a season 11 finalist and again in 2019 on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. He has headlined two limited engagements at Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas in 2017 and now a multi-year residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas. He uses no dialogue in his performance, stretching black electrical tape across his mouth. His show is a series of comedy bits and sleight-of-hand magic acts, often with audience members pulled to the stage and, has been a top draw on his world and U.S. tours.
This truly is comedy made for everyone, guests must be prepared to get involved and become heroes on stage, as they step inside a comedy world unlike any other. Visually stunning, heart-stopping, and hilarious, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and when it’s all over you’ll be completely speechless. Just like Tape Face.
Visit www.moonbarrocks.com for details and tickets.

Tour Of Historic Galena Homes
September 26 and 27
Various Locations in Galena, IL

Every year, roughly a half dozen property owners offer up their homes for touring, giving lovers of history, quality American workmanship and even quirky ingenuity the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th century architecture and interiors are second to none. Proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. 815-777-9131. galenahistory.org.

Tour Of Historic Galena Homes
September 27
Various Locations in Galena, IL

Every year, roughly a half dozen property owners offer up their homes for touring, giving lovers of history, quality American workmanship and even quirky ingenuity the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th century architecture and interiors are second to none. Proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. 815-777-9131. galenahistory.org.

Cole Swindell’s “Down to Earth” Tour
Thursday, October 8, 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 26. Country music chart-topper Cole Swindell will bring his “Down to Earth” tour to Five Flags Center on Thursday, March 26, marking the Georgia native’s first visit to Dubuque. The show features special guests Hardy and Trea Landon.
Swindell’s began his music career as a songwriter, penning hits for Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Florida Georgia Line. He stepped out on his own in 2013, when he independently released his debut single “Chillin’ It.” “Chillin’ It” was a crossover hit , not only topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, but also reaching the Top 30 of the publication’s pop chart.
Swindell followed up that success with the release of his self-titled debut LP in early 2014. The disc was pushed to platinum certification by a string of additional hit singles, including two Country Airplay chart-toppers: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.”
Swindell’s subsequent releases have also found their way to the top of the charts, with nine of his singles reaching the #1 or #2 position on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Swindell was also named the New Artist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music at its annual awards in 2015, and received a nomination for a similar award from the County Music Association.
Swindell will be joined a pair of rising country singers. Hardy released his debut album “Hixtape, Vol. 1” this past September and his debut single, “Rednecker,” has already moved into the Top 30 of both Billboard’s Country and Country Airplay charts. Meanwhile, Trea Landon is currently developing a following online and through his live shows. He’s toured with the likes of Luke Combs and Riley Green and has more than 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, where he’s been featured on the “New Boots” and “New Music Nashville” playlists.
Ticket Prices: $37.50-$57.50*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Air Supply
Friday, October 9, 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 27. For the first time in nearly 38 years, legendary pop group AIR SUPPLY will return to the Five Flags Center! AIR SUPPLY formed in 1975 when Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met during rehearsals for a stage production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Australia. After mild success in Australia in the late 1970s, the group broke out in the United States in 1980 with the release of their album ‘Lost in Love,’ which sold more than three million copies. They followed that up with two more platinum albums – 1981’s ‘The One That You Love’ and 1982’s ‘Now and Forever’ – plus their gold-certified self-titled effort in 1985.
AIR SUPPLY was one of the most successful groups of the early 1980s on the singles charts. They hit #1 in 1981 with “The One That You Love” and reached the Billboard Top 10 more than a half-dozen other times, with signature songs like “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” In addition, the group reached the Top 40 of the Adult Contemporary chart fifteen times, most recently in 2010 with both “Dance with Me” and “Faith in Love.”
AIR SUPPLY last graced the Five Flags Center stage in July of 1982, while supporting “The One That You Love.” That show followed another Five Flags performance by the group just ten months earlier. The two shows drew a combined crowd of more than 6,600 people!
Ticket Prices: $98.00 – $42.00*
VIP “Lost in Love Experience:” $179.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
Saturday, October 10, 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 14. Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase, “Midwest Spring Jam,” will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Twista and Do or Die. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been ranked among the greatest rap groups of all time. The Cleveland-based quintet debuted in 1994, shortly after Eazy-E signed them. The following year, they released their breakout album, “E. 1999 Eternal,” which topped the Billboard albums chart. The album contained the hits “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would become the group’s best-performing single. It topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Rap, and R&B charts in the summer of 1996. Twista has been one of the pre-eminent names in the Chicago hip hop scene for more than a quarter-century. His breakout came in 2004 with the release of his album “Kamikaze.” The disc’s lead single, “Slow Jamz,” was a collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first #1 for all three artists. Twista followed “Slow Jamz” up with his second Top 10 hit, “Overnight Celebrity,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rap Performance. Fellow Chicagoans Do or Die are also longtime veterans of that city’s hip hop landscape. Their first mainstream success came in 1996, when their debut single “Po Pimp” reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the publication’s Rap chart. Ticket Prices: $29.00-$69.00* Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Making at the Museums
October 15 and December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The October 15 session is “SKETCHING at the Museums” with guest artist Alice McMahon. Participants can again bring their sketch book and drawing tools, join us for an evening of sketching the fascinating objects and architectural details found in the exhibit galleries of the museums. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.

The Other Side of the Anvil
October 17 and 18
Stillman Mansion (Galena, IL)

Six forging stations—complete with forge, anvil, vise and tools—will be fired up and skilled regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on instruction for visitors. In addition, there will be traditional broom tying demonstrations. Attendees can visit with members of the Historic Indian Agency House of Portage, Wisc. This is a museum dedicated to the work and lives of John and Juliette Kinzie, an Indian agent and his wife who worked with the Ho-Chunk tribe at the site during the 1830s. Food and beverages, live music, and a bake sale will be available. Hosted by Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. Free. 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

The Other Side of the Anvil
October 18
Stillman Mansion (Galena, IL)

Six forging stations—complete with forge, anvil, vise and tools—will be fired up and skilled regional blacksmiths will provide hands-on instruction for visitors. In addition, there will be traditional broom tying demonstrations. Attendees can visit with members of the Historic Indian Agency House of Portage, Wisc. This is a museum dedicated to the work and lives of John and Juliette Kinzie, an Indian agent and his wife who worked with the Ho-Chunk tribe at the site during the 1830s. Food and beverages, live music, and a bake sale will be available. Hosted by Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. Free. 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 815-777-9129. galenahistory.org.

Lee Brice
Thursday, November 12 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from May 7. Brice was one most successful country artists of the past decade. Since releasing his debut album in 2010, Brice has been a nearly constant presence on country radio and online streaming services. He has piled up more than 14 million RIAA-certified sales and streams, including nearing three billion spins on Pandora, making him one of the streaming service’s most-played country artists of all time. In fact, Pandora inducted Brice into its “Billionaires Club” in June of 2018, making him only the second country artist the honor. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA award nominee, and a double ACM award winner. He’s taken six radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.” He’s also performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice, and FOX’s coverage of the 2018 Miss USA pageant. As a songwriter, Brice’s tunes have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kenny Chesney. He co-wrote Garth Brooks’ most recent #1 song, “More Than a Memory,” which was the first song to ever debut at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country chart. He also penned the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” which Billboard ranked as 2011’s top country song. $33–$77. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Making at the Museums
December 3 @ 6:30–8 PM
Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
The December 3 session is “MAKING at the Museums” with host Mary Bergs. Participants are invited for an evening of making clove and orange pomander balls. Explore geometric pattern making and the historical roots of pomanders while designing and making a fragrant holiday decoration for your home. Includes access to the museum galleries, an opportunity to work with an artist and to meet other creatives, plus a cash bar. Hosted by the museum’s artist-in-residence Mary Bergs. $10 per session; $40 for all six sessions. 405 East Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum/events.