Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

September 2021

Senior Expo
Thursday, September 16 @ 9 AM–1 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds Grand Ballroom

Over 30 vendors, fun Q&A with vendors, and door prizes. Breakfast and lunch included. First 50 attendees will receive a goodie bag. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-564-8180. DBQfair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 16 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 16 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 16 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

Classic cars converge with food, drinks, and additional entertainment.

Yin & Vin
Thursday, September 16 @ 6 PM
Park Farm Winery

Enjoy an hour-long yoga yin flow with Tom G. hosted by B-1 Traveling Yoga Series, one FREE glass of wine, plus receive 25% OFF with the purchase of two bottles of wine and two pizzas. Bring a friend or two or make it a date night! This is a great practice for anyone new to yoga. All levels are welcome. This event will take place in the event of rain or shine. $19 Adv/$29 door. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-serie.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: September 16, October 21, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $19. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Thursday, September 16 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

Epworth City-Wide Garage Sale
September 16–18
Epworth, IA

A map of garage sales will be available at Fidelity Bank and Quik ‘n Handi. 563-876-3320. epworthiowa.org.

Outdoor Storytime
Friday, September 17 @ 10:30 AM
EB Lyons Center

Join the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for an outdoor storytime at the newly renovated EB Lyons Center outdoor interpretive area. Listen to a story and immerse yourself and those littles in forest bathing. Watch closely as you might see monarchs, woodpeckers, and more. All ages. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights. 563-556-0620. MinesOfSpain.org.

Textile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 17 and 18 @ 11 AM–11 PM
September 19 @ 11 AM–9 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)

Delicious and authentic Festbier and Märzen made in house, massive Bavarian pretzels, and live music by Barefoot Becky and other Oktoberfest music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, grab your collectible Textile Oktoberfest mugs, and come down for gemütlichkeit! 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. facebook.com/textilebrews.

Monarch Tagging
Friday, September 17 @ 5 PM
Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area (Bernard, IA)
Bring the family and learn about one of the world’s most talked-about butterflies and what makes them so unique. Try catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico. Come prepared to move around and have some fun! Long pants recommended. Free. 29912 9th Ave. Bernard, IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

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

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Preseason
VS Cedar Rapids: Friday, September 17 @ 7:05 PM
VS Cedar Rapids: Saturday, September 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. The regular season begins with the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23; the first home game is set for Oct. 9 against the Green Bay Gamblers. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. Individual and season tickets are on sale now. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Uptown: Motown Remixed
Friday, September 17 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Direct from NYC, the epicenter of contemporary pop and soul, and with humble beginnings in Harlem, Uptown is a group of young men who combine the smooth stylings of old-school R&B with today’s hits. Each singer is a soloist who brings crowds to their feet singing along. An Uptown show exudes freshness and fun in a way all ages enjoy. Backed by a tight four-piece band, this trio of young Temptations with moves like the Jackson 5 and the energy of Bruno Mars offers a performance with modern style and irresistible swagger. Witness classics like “My Girl,” “I Want You Back,” and “Uptown Funk,” all reimagined with youthful passion and exuberance. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $24–$39. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Disenchanted!
September 17–18 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 17, 18, & 24, 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses Tribute)
Friday, September 17 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
This tribute show to Guns N’ Roses has been taking the U.S. by storm for years. Performances have ranged from the House of Blues, MTV’s famous Club La Vela, and FC Dallas Stadium, sharing the bill with Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and more. The accurate vocals and hypnotic swaying of Axl both capture the audience’s attention from the first beat down to the last note. Slash’s classic riffs and perfect showmanship (and let’s not forget the top hat) will make everyone do a double take. This band’s vibrant stage presence and accuracy to everything about Guns N’ Roses leaves the entire crowd pleased. $10–$20. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 18 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

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

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

Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) Interviews
Saturdays: September 18 and 25 @ 9:15 AM–Noon
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

The DCCC is open to all kids enrolled in grades 3–6 for the academic year during which they participate. Voice placement interviews will be held Sept. 11, 18, and 25, and the first rehearsal will be Monday, Sept. 27. The Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) is thrilled to announce their upcoming 2021-2022 season. They are set to begin rehearsals again this fall, offering the perfect environment for residents of the Tri-State area to get out, reconnect, and express some joy together… in song! The upcoming season will include several concerts and will culminate with the Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Concert in the spring. RSVP required. 1755 Delhi St. 563-580-6229. DubuqueChorale.org.

Art For All – Art Geisert’s 80th Birthday & Book Signing
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

A multigenerational event honoring artist Arthur Geisert and his latest book, How the Big Bad Wolf Got His Comeuppance. Admission includes book signing, story time, food and art activities. Bluegrass Alumatics will provide the musical entertainment and Flatted Fifth Blues + BBQ the food. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Dubuque Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Family fun, live music, great food, dancing, games, and even wiener dog races are on the day’s docket as Tri-Staters come together under two large tents to celebrate German and Slavic heritages, which are so strong in our community. From the marching in of the ceremonial keg to the Oom-Pah sounds of the Guttenberg German Band, the party is on, mein freund! The Illuminate Dance Troupe from the University of Northern Iowa will perform as well as provide polka dance lessons. The Americana Band and Loras College German Band join the music menagerie. Who doesn’t love watching the wiener dogs race? You can register yours to race at DBQoktoberfest.org. To test your endurance, perhaps the epic Masskrugstemmen aka the Stein Holding Contest is more your speed. If you want to test your mettle while hundreds cheer you on, registration is available on site that day. The main food tent will be catered by The Barn in addition to other delicious food choices. Wash it down with a cold beer, such as local craft Oktoberfest biers, domestic lights, hard cider, Riesling, seltzers, and Lime Rock Springs products. Proceeds continue to benefit Camp Albrecht Acres as they have for the past 12 years of the festival. Free; suggested donation to Camp Albrecht Acres. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. DBQoktoberfest.org.

Maqtoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–8 PM
Downtown Maquoketa Green Space (Maquoketa, IA)

Celebrate fall in downtown Maquoketa with food, music, and fun! A variety of activities for kids of all ages include the Moore Local Petting Zoo, make and take arts and crafts, Wes the Balloon Guy, face painting, and more. Enter the chalk art contest or watch from afar while chowing down with Tri-M BBQ and Happi Hibachi. Vendors, beverages, and free samples of Maquoketa’s Spelunker Coffee Co. will be available. Live music by a variety of local performers including The 5th Avenue Saxes + Friends at 11 a.m. followed by Jef Spradley at 2:30 p.m. and Dealbreakers at 6 p.m. Hosted by Maquoketa Hometown Pride. Free. 827-821-6844. facebook.com/maqtoberfest.

Textile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 18 @ 11 AM–11 PM
September 19 @ 11 AM–9 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)

Delicious and authentic Festbier and Märzen made in house, massive Bavarian pretzels, and live music by Barefoot Becky and other Oktoberfest music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, grab your collectible Textile Oktoberfest mugs, and come down for gemütlichkeit! 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. facebook.com/textilebrews.

Every Voice Matters
Saturday, September 18 @ Noon–3 PM
Comiskey Park

Get information on voter registration, absentee ballot requests, and get to know the City Council, School Board, and other ballot issues. Presented by the Switching Places in collaboration with the League of Women Voters. Free. facebook.com/queens4peace.

Galena Cemetery Walk
September 18 and 19 @ 1–4:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery (Galena, IL)

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society will again remember the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives. The 27th Annual Cemetery Walk hosts tours starting every 20 minutes. “The Cemetery Walk can be a very personal way for Galenians to celebrate our town’s past,” says Ronn Toebaas, Galena-based writer and director. “Combining the talents of our great assortment of local performers with the stories to past Galenians who lived rich, enthralling lives results in memorable presentations.” Proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. $20. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org/event/cemetery-walk-21.

Family Fun Art Days: Make a Kite
Saturdays: September 18, October 16, and November 13 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC Art Studio (Galena, IL)

Events for the entire family to spend time together creating art sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Make a kite in September, create Picasso portraits in October, and write and illustrate comic strips in November. Free. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 18 and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Preseason
VS Cedar Rapids: Saturday, September 18 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints skate back to the Mystique Community Ice Center for another season of hockey presented by MidWestOne Bank. The regular season begins with the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh on Sept. 23; the first home game is set for Oct. 9 against the Green Bay Gamblers. On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the 10th consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to 11 with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The 10 consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL. Individual and season tickets are on sale now. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Disenchanted!
September 18 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 18 & 24, 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 19 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Here Come the Mummies (The Reawakening Tour)
Saturday, September 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
An eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). They’ve played direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob & Tom Show; and played massive festivals. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning songcraft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain and melt your face. Get ready for Here Come the Mummies. $25. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

The Community Celebration
Saturday, September 18 @ 10 PM
Holiday Inn Blue Moon Room

Celebrate Key City Pride founder Corey Young on several community-based awards and recognitions. Featuring KhrisStyle Infiniti-Ross, Anna Mae, Jayniah Diamond-Banxz, Jaylinn Diamond Suave, Kenya Sanchez, Bryanna Banx$, and special guest host Silky Nutmeg Ganache. Doors at 9 p.m. Formal attire encouraged. $10 Adv/$15 door. 450 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 19 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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

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

Crafty Crawl
Sunday, September 19 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop with Jodi & KT at this handmade market. Find one of a kind items from local makers, artists, crafters, bakers and more. 14569 Old Highway Rd. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Chili Feed
Sunday, September 19 @ 11 AM–2 PM
Swiss Valley Park (Peosta, IA)
Grab your picnic blankets and cozy up to a warm bowl of chili while enjoying the beautiful park and music by Mark Zalaznik. Bring your own dinnerware to eliminate several hundred pounds of trash added to our local landfill and reduce our footprint. Proceeds go towards supporting the purchase of more kayaks to be utilized at county parks. Hosted by the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board. $7 Adult; $4 kids 12 and under. 13069 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta IA. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Textile Brewing Oktoberfest
September 19 @ 11 AM–9 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)

Delicious and authentic Festbier and Märzen made in house, massive Bavarian pretzels, and live music by Barefoot Becky and other Oktoberfest music. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen, grab your collectible Textile Oktoberfest mugs, and come down for gemütlichkeit! 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. facebook.com/textilebrews.

Galena Cemetery Walk
September 19 @ 1–4:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery (Galena, IL)

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society will again remember the lives and contributions of past Galenians with its annual Cemetery Walk. Local performers portray select individuals buried in Galena’s Greenwood Cemetery and recount their lives. The 27th Annual Cemetery Walk hosts tours starting every 20 minutes. “The Cemetery Walk can be a very personal way for Galenians to celebrate our town’s past,” says Ronn Toebaas, Galena-based writer and director. “Combining the talents of our great assortment of local performers with the stories to past Galenians who lived rich, enthralling lives results in memorable presentations.” Proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. $20. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org/event/cemetery-walk-21.

Sippin’ With My Omies
Sunday, September 19 @ 1:30 PM
Park Farm Winery

One-hour flow led by Krissy Mueller, live music from Elizabeth Mary, FREE glass of wine, and food special to be announced later. All levels are welcome. This event will be held rain or shine. And then stay for more music from Elizabeth Mary as she performs from 4 to 7 p.m. RSVP. $20. b-1yoga.com/traveling-yoga-series.

Disenchanted!
September 19 and 26 @ 2 PM
September 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 19 @ 2 PM
September 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Mindie Adamos (Psychic Medium)
Sunday, September 19 @ 3 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Mindie, who first discovered her special gifts as a young girl, will be sharing her gift and messages of spirit, hope, and love with audience members. Adamos’ gifts allow her to share specific and accurate messages with loved ones on the other side while delivering profound healing and peace to the audience. Her healing gifts have resulted in previous guests reporting miraculous life-changing experiences. Mindie provides safe and loving experiences while giving her audiences a comfortable and peaceful environment to heal. Audience members will also have opportunities to ask her specific questions through a Q&A segment where she will help them connect with loved ones from the other side. $10–$35. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Lighting the Lantern
Sunday, September 19 @ 4:30–5:30 PM
Online
The online fundraiser for the Presentation Lantern Center features speaker Billie Greenwood, a human rights advocate and Presentation associate. She volunteers regularly at the U.S.-Mexico border and has brought her knowledge of human rights and passion for service to every hot meal she serves and every lesson she shares with migrant asylum-seekers. Although the presentation will be free to view online, supporters who are financially able to contribute are invited to buy a “seat” at the table for $90 or a full “table” for $725—the same amount that an immigrant pays to apply for U.S. citizenship. Proceeds support the Presentation Lantern Center’s mission of hospitality, education and advocacy for adult immigrants. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. TheLanternCenter.org.

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

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

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival special screening: Can You Hear My Voice?
Sunday, September 19 @ 3 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom
The power of music and the human capacity for resilience are the focus of an upcoming Julien Dubuque International Film Festival special screening set for Sunday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. at Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom. The documentary Can You Hear My Voice?, a 2021 JDIFF Official Selection, follows the one-of-a-kind Shout at Cancer UK Choir, whose members have all had their voice boxes removed. It chronicles their journey as they prepare for their most ambitious concert yet—a sold-out performance at London’s historic Tabernacle Theater. Along the way, choir members’ cancer stories unfold, revealing their struggles with self-identity, self-doubt, and loss. Panelists include Dr. Tom Benda of Dubuque ENT; speech therapist Jill Curry; Dr. Bobby Koneru, author of Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist, TEDx speaker, and creator of POG, a multilevel cancer services organization; and Don Slatter, a Dubuque resident who has had a laryngectomy. Also in attendance will be director and producer Bill Brummel, of Los Angeles. This is his first film since having his own voice box removed. Free. 200 Main St. JulienFilmFest.com.

Murder Mystery: Dr. Jax & Jumbo
September 19 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

The Brew Ha Ha Players are up to even more murderous shenanigans. Yep. It’s time to send in the clowns. The Dr. Jax & Jumbo children’s show is ending after 20 years. Their farewell tour takes the stars on the road throughout Eastern Iowa where fans get a behind-the-scenes look while also being in attendance for the Dr. Jax & Jumbo finalé. But the fans get a little more than they bargained for when the show takes an unexpected twist, and they’re called upon to help solve a whodunit. RSVP. $59.95. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100 x203. stonecliffwinery.com/mystery-dinner-theater.

Paul Miller Urban Conservationist
Monday, September 20 @ 5 PM
University of Dubuque University Science Center Room 105

Paul Miller, urban conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, will discuss urban conversation practices and how they function on the land. Miller leads the urban conservation program team that provides technical and educational assistance on stormwater management and urban conservation practices statewide. He previously worked as a soil conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in five offices across the state. The service provides farmers, ranchers, and forest managers with free technical assistance or advice for their land. Free. DBQ.edu.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Mondays: September 20, October 25, and November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

L.May Book Group
Monday, September 20 @ 6:30 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss An Inspector Calls by Jason Cobley. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

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

Discuss how you fared in the past year with COVID life. Cultivate a community in Dubuque who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 20 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

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

With Grit
Tuesday, September 21 @ 10:45 AM–Noon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Philanthropist, photojournalist, and motivational speaker Saul Flores will explain how students can harness the power of grit to work toward purpose-driven goals. Through storytelling, discussion, and practical exercises, he will help individuals feel empowered to develop gritty habits in their personal, academic, and professional lives. Flores also will share with students how grit can be a tool for navigating the college journey. Nationally recognized for his social impact projects, Flores learned the power of grit at an early age as a first-generation college student born into a family of sugarcane workers. His mother juggled multiple jobs upon arriving in America and his grandmother traded aluminum cans for coins to provide for Flores and his family. From experiencing personal hardship to navigating how to get into college, grit became key in Flores’ journey to achieving his goals. Flores is the storyteller of the inspirational journey “The Walk of the Immigrants.” He walked 5,328 miles through 10 countries to document the journey immigrants take to the United States and to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown in Mexico. Sponsored by the University of Dubuque’s Department of Student Life in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Free. 2255 Bennett St. DBQ.edu.

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

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

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Olga Marina Segura “Faith Communities and Liberation”
Tuesday, September 21 @ 7–8:30 PM
Loras College Alumni Campus Center
Join Dubuque International Day of Peace speaker Olga Marina Segura for her keynote address, Faith Communities and Liberation, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Alumni Campus Center at Loras College. Segura discusses how faith communities, in particular Catholics, can provide us with the tools and resources to build a more equitable world. A writer and the opinion and culture editor at National Catholic Reporter, Segura completed her first book, Birth of A Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, she was an associate editor at America Media, where she wrote and solicited articles on race and culture. She is a co-founder and former co-host of the podcast Jesuitical. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Latino Rebels, Shondaland, Sojourners, Refinery29, and The Revealer. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. 1450 Alta Vista St. facebook.com/dbqdayofpeace.

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 22 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

Sunset Paddle
Wednesday, September 22 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Mud Lake

Paddle a 2-mile route on the Mississippi River backwaters while seeing wildlife and enjoying the sunset. BYO vessel or borrow a kayak (limited availability). $10 with kayak; $5 BYO. 22312 Golf Lake Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

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

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

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

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

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Decolonization Workshop
Wednesday, September 22 @ 7–9 PM
Loras College Alumni Campus Center
Trace the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, the 15th century legal justification for European subjugation of the land and peoples of this continent. Learn about the lasting effects of colonization and what it means to take action toward right relationship with Indigenous peoples. The workshop may trigger trauma for those who have experienced genocide and/or forced family separation in their communities. All are encouraged to participate at their own comfort level. Facilitated by Eric and Brenna Anglada of St. Isidore Catholic Worker. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. RSVP by Sept. 18. Free. 1450 Alta Vista St. hannah.eby@loras.edu. DBQDayOfPeace.org..

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

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 22 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra String Auditions
Cello & Bass: Wednesday, September 22
Violin & Viola: Thursday, September 23
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Sept. 1 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 23 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 23 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

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

Mead Brewing Class
Thursdays: September 23 and 30 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

In the two-day workshop, learn how to brew mead using raw honey produced by local bees. Get hands-on experience making your own bottle of this ancient alcoholic brew to then take home. Discuss the history and myth of mead, the equipment you need to make it, mead-making techniques, and varieties of mead. Instructed by Ry Meyer. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 23 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra String Auditions
Violin & Viola: Thursday, September 23
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Sept. 1 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Galena’s Steeple Chase
September 24 and 25 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Various locations in Galena, IL

Tour some of Galena’s beautiful historic churches. Learn the history of the buildings, congregations, and the parts they have played in the history of Galena. The tour includes: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, built in a Romanesque Revival style of architecture dating back to 1856; Galena United Methodist Church, originally constructed in 1833 and was the church Ulysses S. Grant family attended after arriving in Galena in 1860; First Presbyterian Church, built in 1838, it is the oldest church building of any Protestant denomination in continuous service in the Old Northwest Territory; Grace Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in the Diocese of Chicago, where you can view the irreplaceable Belgian glass windows; and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, established to serve Galena’s growing German Catholic population, where the 1878 painting of the Assumption can be seen. $25 before Sept. 15; $30 after. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

30th Annual Guttenberg Germanfest
Friday, September 24 @ 3–10 PM
Saturday, September 25 @ 7:30 AM–11 PM
500–600 Blocks S River Park Dr, Guttenberg, IA
Germanfest returns to Guttenberg, IA for its landmark 30th year on Sept. 24 and 25. Head to the 500–600 blocks of S. River Park Dr. for two days full of German heritage and family fun. Friday features a pork and brat dinner, music by Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and an open-air vendor market. Saturday brings back the vendor market plus the Clayton Ridge School pancake breakfast, 5K run/walk, student street chalk drawing, German Shepherd obedience and tracking demo, traditional German dancing, wiener dog dash, home brew tasting, sauerkraut contest, classic Volkswagon display, kids activities, Hammerschlingen, tours, and replica of Gutenberg Bible on display. Saturday’s live music features Guttenberg German Band, Carpe Diem, and Beau Timmerman, with Love Handles and Your Mom (that’s a band name) headlining the evening party. Germanfest is free to attend during the day and $5 for the bands at night. Friday’s bands begin at 6 p.m., and Saturday beings at 5 p.m. 563-252-2323. GuttenbergIowa.net/germanfest.

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Hike to Help Refugees
Friday, September 24 @ 4–5 PM
Start at Loras College
Meet outside Christ the King Chapel at Loras College., touch base at University of Dubuque outside Blades Chapel, and end at Clarke University Atrium. Cosponsored with Iowa United Nations Association (IUNA). All proceeds raised go to the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which helps provide refugees with life sustaining tools. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. 1450 Alta Vista St. IowaUNA.org.

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

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

Disenchanted!
September 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 24 and 25 @ 7:30 PM

Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 25 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Master Gardener Fall Workshop
Saturday, September 25 @ 7:15 AM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Topics include houseplants, hydrangeas, seed starting, flowering shrubs, fall basket making, feeding birds, plants for butterflies, conifers, and plants that compliment hostas. Hosted by the Dubuque County Master Gardeners. $20. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-583-6496. rakruse@iastate.edu. extension.iastate.edu/dubuque.

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: September 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

Head to the grassy square between Xavier School and the north fork of the Maquoketa River to find more than 60 local vendors, food trucks, live music, and different activities every month. DyersvilleDowntownMarket.com.

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

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

Galena’s Steeple Chase
September 25 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Various locations in Galena, IL

Tour some of Galena’s beautiful historic churches. Learn the history of the buildings, congregations, and the parts they have played in the history of Galena. The tour includes: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, built in a Romanesque Revival style of architecture dating back to 1856; Galena United Methodist Church, originally constructed in 1833 and was the church Ulysses S. Grant family attended after arriving in Galena in 1860; First Presbyterian Church, built in 1838, it is the oldest church building of any Protestant denomination in continuous service in the Old Northwest Territory; Grace Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in the Diocese of Chicago, where you can view the irreplaceable Belgian glass windows; and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, established to serve Galena’s growing German Catholic population, where the 1878 painting of the Assumption can be seen. $25 before Sept. 15; $30 after. 815-777-9129. GalenaHistory.org.

Czipar’s Apple Festival
September 25 and 26 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Czipar’s Apple Orchard
Celebrate fall with Czipar’s Apple Festival, always on the last full weekend in September from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, a blow-up house, kids games, freshly popped kettle corn, slot car racing, a caricature artist, recycled artwork by Junk FX, as well as pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, Indian corn, and, for course, all of Czipar’s homemade products. With the third generation of the family now knee-deep in the apple business, Czipar’s Apple Orchard and the annual festival of the same name are as synonymous with Tri-State quality as Fincel is with corn. Developed by Jo and Katy Czipar in the early 1940s, Steve and Shella have run the orchard for the past five years, with their children Kari and Tyler also working in the family business. In addition to a huge selection of apple varieties, you will find seasonal treats galore under the roof of the orchard store. Free. 8610 US 52 S. 563-582-7476. CziparsOrchards.com.

Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) Interviews
Saturday, September 25 @ 9:15 AM–Noon
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

The DCCC is open to all kids enrolled in grades 3–6 for the academic year during which they participate. Voice placement interviews will be held Sept. 11, 18, and 25, and the first rehearsal will be Monday, Sept. 27. The Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir (DCCC) is thrilled to announce their upcoming 2021-2022 season. They are set to begin rehearsals again this fall, offering the perfect environment for residents of the Tri-State area to get out, reconnect, and express some joy together… in song! The upcoming season will include several concerts and will culminate with the Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Concert in the spring. RSVP required. 1755 Delhi St. 563-580-6229. DubuqueChorale.org.

In-Person Open Studio with Biennial Artist Linda Kelen
Saturday, September 25 @ 10 AM–4 PM
5801 Korback Rd, Spring Green, WI

A behind-the-scenes, in-person tour of an artist’s studio and a peek at a work in progress. Tour Kelen’s studio where she works in painting, wood prints, chasing/repousse, intaglio. RSVP required. Hosted by the Dubuque Museum of Art. RSVP required. Free. 5801 Korback Rd, Spring Green, WI. 563-557-1851. mbuhr@dbqart.org. dbqart.org.

Coddiwomple: Bringing Curiosity and Joy to Our Journey
In-Person: Saturday, September 25 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound Center (Sinsinawa, WI)
Online: Wednesday, October 6 @ 6–8 PM
Online

Coddiwomple means to travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination. So often, our journey becomes weighed down with the seriousness of a desired and/or expected destination or outcome. Participants will approach their spiritual deepening with no idea what to expect. When we relinquish our “formula” for spiritual exploration, we suddenly go beyond and embrace a great wisdom that brings a greater joy and freedom to our lives. In the words of Anthony de Mello: “Believe it or not, every concept that was meant to help us get in touch with reality (or our divine nature) ends up a barrier to getting in touch with reality (our divine nature). That’s because we fail to remember that the words are not the thing.” We will explore the benefits of coddiwomple as it relates to our authentic growth as spiritual beings. Tom Roberts, a licensed psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist, will lead the retreat. RSVP by Sept. 20 for in-person or Oct. 5 for online. In-person: $75; online: $30. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

11th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 25 @ 11 AM–6 PM
Galena Cellars Vineyard (Galena, IL)
Stomp your way to Galena Cellars Vineyard for their 11th Annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. With plenty of wine, food, and music to accompany the festivities, Galena Cellars highlights their event with a hands-on—or rather feet-in—grape stomp. Contestants of all ages are welcome to do their best Lucy Ricardo impersonation and enter the grape stomp. Participation fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded. Live music by The Fever River String Band (11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.) and Massey Road (3–6 p.m.) provides a backdrop for pumpkin painting and horse-drawn wagon rides. Plus, browse local artists’ wares and chow down with Holly’s Dogs and Dingers D’Lites. Admission is $5 and free for kids 5 and under. 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL. GalenaCellars.com.

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Rally for Peace by Coalition for Nonviolence
Saturday, September 25 @ Noon–1 PM
Washington Park
Speakers discuss smart gun laws and personal survival experiences. Performance by the Turnt Kidz local youth dance group. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-581-7690. DBQDayOfPeace.org.

A Picnic & A Play: Shelter by Bob Curry
Saturday, September 25 @ 1 PM

Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Bob Curry is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, and teacher of writing and film at Madison College. His screenplay for The Last Great Ride was produced in 1998 starring Ernest Borgnine and Eileen Brennan. He’s an avid mountain biker, swimmer, sailor, and skier. He finds himself increasingly devoted to reading and writing poetry. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Oct. 15. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Disenchanted!
September 25 @ 7:30 PM
September 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Fly-By-Night Productions Presents Waiting for Waiting for Godot
September 25 @ 7:30 PM

Five Flags Center Bijou Room
Two understudies perpetually wait in their dressing room to “take stage” in Samuel Becket’s play, Waiting for Godot. Is tonight their night, or tomorrow, or… when? No need to know Becket’s play to enjoy Hanson’s. The physical humor, their wise cracking riffs and musings on why they continually wait will keep you gleefully laughing and, maybe wondering, what is worth waiting for? Doug Donald, Kevin Firnstahl, and Melinda Titus make up the ensemble cast with direction by Lenore Howard. This production includes some mature language. Join FBNP for a talk back with the cast and director following performances on Saturday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 24. Masks are required to attend the performance, and seating will be limited to 50 percent capacity. All seats will be in pairs or singles. $20. 405 Main St. 563-599-9486. FlyByNightDubuque.com.

30th Annual Guttenberg Germanfest
Saturday, September 25 @ 7:30 AM–11 PM
500–600 Blocks S River Park Dr, Guttenberg, IA
Germanfest returns to Guttenberg, IA for its landmark 30th year on Sept. 24 and 25. Head to the 500–600 blocks of S. River Park Dr. for two days full of German heritage and family fun. Friday features a pork and brat dinner, music by Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and an open-air vendor market. Saturday brings back the vendor market plus the Clayton Ridge School pancake breakfast, 5K run/walk, student street chalk drawing, German Shepherd obedience and tracking demo, traditional German dancing, wiener dog dash, home brew tasting, sauerkraut contest, classic Volkswagon display, kids activities, Hammerschlingen, tours, and replica of Gutenberg Bible on display. Saturday’s live music features Guttenberg German Band, Carpe Diem, and Beau Timmerman, with Love Handles and Your Mom (that’s a band name) headlining the evening party. Germanfest is free to attend during the day and $5 for the bands at night. Friday’s bands begin at 6 p.m., and Saturday beings at 5 p.m. 563-252-2323. GuttenbergIowa.net/germanfest.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Czipar’s Apple Festival
September 26 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Czipar’s Apple Orchard
Celebrate fall with Czipar’s Apple Festival, always on the last full weekend in September from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy lunch, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, a blow-up house, kids games, freshly popped kettle corn, slot car racing, a caricature artist, recycled artwork by Junk FX, as well as pumpkins, gourds, painted pumpkins, Indian corn, and, for course, all of Czipar’s homemade products. With the third generation of the family now knee-deep in the apple business, Czipar’s Apple Orchard and the annual festival of the same name are as synonymous with Tri-State quality as Fincel is with corn. Developed by Jo and Katy Czipar in the early 1940s, Steve and Shella have run the orchard for the past five years, with their children Kari and Tyler also working in the family business. In addition to a huge selection of apple varieties, you will find seasonal treats galore under the roof of the orchard store. Free. 8610 US 52 S. 563-582-7476. CziparsOrchards.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
September 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Steve’s Ace Fall Festival
Sunday, September 26 @ Noon–4 PM
Steve’s Ace Home + Garden

Head to Steve Ace’s outdoor garden center for activities for the whole family. Pumpkin decorating, chalk contest, bounce house, food trucks, and more! Proceeds going to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. 3350 JFK Rd. 563-690-1500. StevesAce.com.

Disenchanted!
September 26 @ 2 PM

Grand Opera House
This posse of pin-up princesses is prepared to shatter the glass ceiling of the Industrial Princess Complex that has co-opted their stories into sugar-coated fairy tales for maximum profit in Disenchanted! The storybook princesses you remember are tired of the traditional fairy tale treatment, so they have gotten together to tell their own stories—and just wait until you hear the truth about life after “Prince Charming.” This isn’t your kid’s princess story. Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take center stage in this hilarious musical that’s anything but Grimm. In this occasionally vulgar, slightly tacky satirical revue, these royal divas have a bone to pick with how they have been portrayed in cartoons, storybooks, and merchandise. Glass slippers, poison apples, and fairy godmothers won’t be featured in this ages 14 and above production, so leave the kiddies at home. If you are sick of the princess paraphernalia constantly underfoot, wish fairy tales were more realistic, or want to enjoy a night of girl power, Disenchanted! is the perfect show for you. $23 Adults; $15 ages 18 and under. 135 W 8th St. 563-588-1305. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Dubuque International Day of Peace: Ecumenical Peace Vespers Service
Sunday, September 26 @ 7 PM
Divine Word College (Epworth, IA)
Peace Vespers is an ecumenical prayer service for world peace. Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. 102 Jacoby Drive W, Epworth, IA. facebook.com/dbqdayofpeace.

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

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

Captain Robert L. Martin Black Heritage Tribute Kick-Off
Monday, September 27 @ 6:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
A new initiative at the University of Dubuque celebrates Black lives, creativity, ingenuity, and contributions to American heritage. Inspired by local hero Captain Robert L. Martin, the Captain Robert L. Martin Black Heritage Tribute is a new months-long initiative that will include speakers, performances, exhibits, and more. Celebrate the new initiative on Monday, Sept. 27, at University of Dubuque Heritage Center. Starting in John and Alice Butler Hall at 6:30 p.m., speakers underscore the life and legacy of Captain Martin. Speakers will include Gabrielle and Dominique Martin, two of Captain Martin’s children; Kenneth Rapier, president and chief pilot of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen; Kim Rowe (C’16), coordinator of the Young Eagles, a program developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association and cosponsored by the Chicago Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen; and Nelson Edmonds, dean of student engagement at UD. Continue to the Bisignano Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m., for the opening of 12 Tuskegee Airmen from Iowa. Near the art gallery will be Unconditional Loyalty: The Military Service of African Americans, a portable exhibit from the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA. Complimentary refreshments will be available. The evening concludes with a screening of Red Tails, a 2012 film about the Tuskegee Airmen, at 8 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Free. DBQ.edu.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: September 27 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Lunch-Time Book Group: The Madness of Crowds
Tuesday, September 28 @ Noon
River Lights Bookstore

Discuss The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. riverlights.com.

Sunset Seed Harvest
Tuesday, September 28 @ 6–7 PM
Proving Grounds Recreation Area

Harvest native prairie seeds under the sunset that will be spread at new prairies across the county. Most of Iowa landscape once was tall grass prairie. Kids and adults are welcome and no experience is needed. Long pants and good footwear are recommended. 10616 W. John Deere Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Apples Galore: Intro to Apple Cider Making
Tuesday, September 28 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Clarke University Catherine Byrne Hall

Find out the best apples to use for all your apple treats, how to press your own cider, and taste fresh-pressed cider with different varieties of apples. Special guest John Stierman from Steirman’s Orchard will also present on their orchard and apple variety and tree selection. RSVP by Sept. 23. $10. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-583-6496. bit.ly/dubuquewinewednesday.

Dubuque International Day of Peace: The Story of Nathaniel Morgan
Tuesday, September 28 @ 7 PM
University of Dubuque Hadley Auditorium
Dr. Brian Hallstoos, UD History Professor, shares information about Nathaniel Morgan, an early resident of Dubuque who was the victim of a lynching in 1840. Dubuque Branch NAACP has begun an effort to rename Dubuque’s Jackson Park after Morgan. This presentation is given with Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU). Since its 1981 inception, the United Nations International Day of Peace has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The International Day of Peace is recognized around the world every Sept. 21, and this is its 40th anniversary year. Dubuque’s festival began in 2010. Free. 1200 McCormick St. DBQDayOfPeace.org.

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

Louis C.K.
September 28 and 29 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award-winning stand-up comedian Louis C.K. returns to the historic Five Flags Theater for a pair of shows on Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are for mature audiences only. Louis C.K. previously appeared in the Five Flags Theater in November of 2019, drawing a combined crowd of nearly 1,000 people over two performances. Louis C.K. is a six-time Emmy Award winner who has released more than eight stand-up specials including Shameless, Chewed Up, Hilarious, Word—Live at Carnegie Hall (audio), Live at the Beacon Theater, Oh My God, Live at the Comedy Store, and most recently, Louis C.K. 2017. Louis is the creator, writer, director, and star of the Peabody Award-winning shows Louie and Horace and Pete. In January 2015, C.K. became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour. Tickets start at $33  405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: September 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit
September 29–October 1 @ 4–8 PM
October 2 and 3 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Quonset Hut
RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit allows audiences across the country to not only learn but also experience the inspiring stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) while being immersed in a theatrical experience. Film showings start every 45 minutes with screenings beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 3. The traveling exhibit is a 53-foot one-of-kind climate-controlled mobile theater that features the original panoramic films Rise Above: Red Tail, documenting the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Rise Above: WASP, documenting the inspirational history of the WASP. The films, shown on a 160-degree screen, highlight how any one of us may be able to reach beyond our grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP. In addition to the mobile theater, the Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on static display. The fully-restored and operational vintage aircraft was the Tuskegee Airmen’s signature fighter in WWII, complete with unique red tail paint scheme. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Tuskegee Experience, the US Army Air Corps’ recruitment of African American men and women to train and fight in WWII in the face of discriminatory policies and conditions. It includes not only 996 pilots, but also more than 14,000 African American men and women who served as support personnel for the airmen during the war. WASP refers to the female pilots who volunteered to fly American military airplanes during WWII. Of the over 20,000 women who applied, 1,074 earned the coveted silver wings and became official members of the WASP program. Free. 11038 Airport Rd. DBQ.edu.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 29 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

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

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

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

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

Adult Cooking Class: Healthy Meals in a Jar—Overnight Oats and Salad Jar
Wednesday, September 29 @ 6–7:30 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Nutritious and delicious with the veggie gals! Join Cindy and Susan as they introduce you to healthy plant-based meals in a jar using locally grown organic produce from Jo Daviess Local Foods (JDLF). Learn how to make a salad jar and overnight oats that can double as a tasty dessert. As always, it will taste good and be good for you! $20. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

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

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

Louis C.K.
September 29 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
Emmy, Grammy, and Peabody Award-winning stand-up comedian Louis C.K. returns to the historic Five Flags Theater for a pair of shows on Sept. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are for mature audiences only. Louis C.K. previously appeared in the Five Flags Theater in November of 2019, drawing a combined crowd of nearly 1,000 people over two performances. Louis C.K. is a six-time Emmy Award winner who has released more than eight stand-up specials including Shameless, Chewed Up, Hilarious, Word—Live at Carnegie Hall (audio), Live at the Beacon Theater, Oh My God, Live at the Comedy Store, and most recently, Louis C.K. 2017. Louis is the creator, writer, director, and star of the Peabody Award-winning shows Louie and Horace and Pete. In January 2015, C.K. became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour. Tickets start at $33  405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series: Josh Ritter
Wednesday, September 29 @ 7:30 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall
Clarke University welcomes Josh Ritter to campus for a solo acoustic concert on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Terence Donaghoe Hall. The performance marks the first Arts at Clarke event for the 2021–2022 school year. Josh Ritter is a singer/songwriter who has been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen by critics and fans alike. He is known for his Americana style and narrative storytelling and was named one of Paste magazine’s “100 Greatest Living Songwriters.” With this fall’s acoustic tour, Ritter chose intimate venues like Clarke’s Terence Donaghoe Hall in order to form a deeper connection with audiences. In an effort to protect the health of everyone participating in this event, Josh Ritter requests that attendees be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the performance. Masks are required to be worn by everyone inside the venue. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the performance. $20. 1550 Clarke Dr. clarke.edu/joshritter.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: September 29 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 30 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

Browse fresh produce, herbs, baked goods, crafts, and more while enjoying live music and outdoor seating along the Mississippi River. 303 S River St, Bellevue, IA. 563-872-5830. BellevueIA.com.

RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit
September 30–October 1 @ 4–8 PM
October 2 and 3 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Quonset Hut
RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit allows audiences across the country to not only learn but also experience the inspiring stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) while being immersed in a theatrical experience. Film showings start every 45 minutes with screenings beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 3. The traveling exhibit is a 53-foot one-of-kind climate-controlled mobile theater that features the original panoramic films Rise Above: Red Tail, documenting the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Rise Above: WASP, documenting the inspirational history of the WASP. The films, shown on a 160-degree screen, highlight how any one of us may be able to reach beyond our grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP. In addition to the mobile theater, the Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on static display. The fully-restored and operational vintage aircraft was the Tuskegee Airmen’s signature fighter in WWII, complete with unique red tail paint scheme. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Tuskegee Experience, the US Army Air Corps’ recruitment of African American men and women to train and fight in WWII in the face of discriminatory policies and conditions. It includes not only 996 pilots, but also more than 14,000 African American men and women who served as support personnel for the airmen during the war. WASP refers to the female pilots who volunteered to fly American military airplanes during WWII. Of the over 20,000 women who applied, 1,074 earned the coveted silver wings and became official members of the WASP program. Free. 11038 Airport Rd. DBQ.edu.

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 30 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: September 30 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

October 2021

First Fridays
Friday, October 1
Noon–8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)
6–8 PM @ Planted. (245 W 1st St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series. All stops are free. Stoned Art Studio and Gallery features the art and photography of artist Henry Matthiessen III. Stop by, talk art, talk photography, talk Driftless. Refreshments will be provided. Planted. features Dubuque artist Dalton Leisen. The 27-year-old self-taught artist specializes in mixed media mainly utilizing spray paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, and pastels. This current body of work is a group of mixed media paintings that represent the past year of transition from sharp-lined geometric patterns to loose abstract portraiture. Dalton says, “I’ve found the human figure is so much more powerful at portraying feelings that I haven’t wanted to work on anything else.”

RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit
October 1 @ 4–8 PM
October 2 and 3 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Quonset Hut
RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit allows audiences across the country to not only learn but also experience the inspiring stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) while being immersed in a theatrical experience. Film showings start every 45 minutes with screenings beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 3. The traveling exhibit is a 53-foot one-of-kind climate-controlled mobile theater that features the original panoramic films Rise Above: Red Tail, documenting the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Rise Above: WASP, documenting the inspirational history of the WASP. The films, shown on a 160-degree screen, highlight how any one of us may be able to reach beyond our grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP. In addition to the mobile theater, the Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on static display. The fully-restored and operational vintage aircraft was the Tuskegee Airmen’s signature fighter in WWII, complete with unique red tail paint scheme. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Tuskegee Experience, the US Army Air Corps’ recruitment of African American men and women to train and fight in WWII in the face of discriminatory policies and conditions. It includes not only 996 pilots, but also more than 14,000 African American men and women who served as support personnel for the airmen during the war. WASP refers to the female pilots who volunteered to fly American military airplanes during WWII. Of the over 20,000 women who applied, 1,074 earned the coveted silver wings and became official members of the WASP program. Free. 11038 Airport Rd. DBQ.edu.

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

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

Dubuque Museum of Art Gala: Forging The Future
Friday, October 1 @ 6 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art
On Friday, Oct. 1, head to the Dubuque Museum of Art (DuMA) for an extraordinary evening of art, entertainment, and celebration as we forge a new future. Hosted by Roux Conlon Loar and Ian Loar, the outdoor gala opens at 6 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres followed by the program at 7:45 p.m. Guests are welcome to browse the museum’s exhibitions while enjoying live music and an open bar. Cocktail attire with metallic flair is encouraged. The Gala directly supports DuMA’s mission to create engaging art experiences that excite, inspire, and connect our community. $125. 701 Locust St. DBQart.org/gala.

Grimmwood Acres
October 1–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Jake Dodds: A Benefit for the Dubuque United Way presented by DB&T
Friday, October 1 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater
Jake Dodds is one of the Midwest’s fastest growing country acts, and he’s heading to the Five Flags Theater on Friday, Oct. 1, for a special benefit for United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States, presented by Dubuque Bank & Trust. Jake is regular act at the famed Joe’s Bar in Chicago (two-time Academy of Country Music nightclub of the year), a regular headline act at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN, and plays a growing circuit of the top bars throughout the Midwest and Southeast where so many of today’s top artists once defined their own sounds. Jake’s career got an early boost when he won Hank FM Indianapolis’ battle of the bands, which led to his first single “Shotgun in My Truck” gaining airplay on regional radio stations throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. Dodds self-released his self-titled debut EP in 2015, then followed it up with 2019’s Have a Drink With Me. Dodds reached a whole new audience in early 2021 when his song “She Goes to Work” went viral on TikTok. The track, written during the COVID-19 pandemic as a salute to frontline workers, racked up more than 1.2 million views on the platform. Dodds then released the song as a single in early May, and it has gone on to be his best-performing song on the Spotify streaming service. On iTunes, it reached the country sales chart’s Top 15 and cracked the Top 50 of the all-genre chart. VIP tickets provide access to the VIP Meet & Greet After Party, sponsored by and held at the Holiday Inn Dubuque, just across Main St. The VIP After Party includes a meet and greet with Jake Dodds, an acoustic performance by Adam Bartels, refreshments, a cash bar, and other surprises! Tickets start at $20. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Swiss Valley Trail Races
Saturday, October 2 @ 8 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve (Peosta, IA)

This trail run will feature all the best of the Dubuque County landscape including creek crossings, steep inclines, and rugged terrain. The run will offer three distance options: 5.2 miles, 25k, and 50k all set against the beautiful backdrop of Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. All proceeds from the run will benefit the Friends of Dubuque County Conservation who help support Dubuque County parks and environmental education! Free camping and showers. 13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=83062.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 2 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Shullsburg Cheesefest
Saturday, October 2 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Downtown Shullsburg, WI

Shullsburg welcomes fall by celebrating the cheese heritage of the city with experiences the whole family can enjoy—for free! Held on the town’s historic Water St. the street is closed to motorized traffic for the Cheesefest so you can enjoy the festival, the town and its history in full glory on Saturday, Oct. 2. From the fireman’s breakfast to food and craft vendors, live music, cheese curds,  beer and wine tasting and cheese, cheese, cheese. Enjoy train rides, a shooting gallery, children’s activities, cheese eating contest, and a raffle giving away Packer tickets and lots of cash and prizes.  Music on the main stage will feature The Shullsburg Music Department, Tom Black, The Fever River String Band and this year’s headliner: The New Odyssey Guy.  Don’t forget to visit our local shops, restaurants and bars. You won’t be disappointed. facebook.com/ShullsburgCDC.

RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit
October 2 and 3 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Quonset Hut
RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit allows audiences across the country to not only learn but also experience the inspiring stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) while being immersed in a theatrical experience. Film showings start every 45 minutes with screenings beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 3. The traveling exhibit is a 53-foot one-of-kind climate-controlled mobile theater that features the original panoramic films Rise Above: Red Tail, documenting the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Rise Above: WASP, documenting the inspirational history of the WASP. The films, shown on a 160-degree screen, highlight how any one of us may be able to reach beyond our grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP. In addition to the mobile theater, the Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on static display. The fully-restored and operational vintage aircraft was the Tuskegee Airmen’s signature fighter in WWII, complete with unique red tail paint scheme. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Tuskegee Experience, the US Army Air Corps’ recruitment of African American men and women to train and fight in WWII in the face of discriminatory policies and conditions. It includes not only 996 pilots, but also more than 14,000 African American men and women who served as support personnel for the airmen during the war. WASP refers to the female pilots who volunteered to fly American military airplanes during WWII. Of the over 20,000 women who applied, 1,074 earned the coveted silver wings and became official members of the WASP program. Free. 11038 Airport Rd. DBQ.edu.

29th Annual Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 2 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Cable Car Square
Cable Car Square welcomes one and all to the 29th Annual Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Oct. 5. The day is full of family-friendly fun and games, live music, and of course chili! The cook-off starts at 10 a.m. with the kids’ corner, food, and beverages. The public tasting starts at 1 p.m. and is only $5. Part of this whole endeavor is based around a sanctioned CASI chili cooking competition. There is also a salsa competition! Non-chili food offerings will be available from places like Sugar Ray’s BBQ, Magoo’s Pizza, Sweet Memories Ice Cream Shop, and more. And there will be live music going during the tasting by The Lonely Goats. Their brand of eclectic rock, funk, jazz, zydeco, blues, gypsy, and just about everything else is the perfect pairing for the kind of palate that enjoys variety in their chili and their music. They’re also the band of 365’s own Mike Ironside whom we lost to cancer last month. So it will be wonderful having them playing outside the office with a little Mikey magic in the air. Kids’ games are always a big part of this extremely family-centered event. Look for participation games where kids win prizes, paint pumpkins, and enjoy time with inflatables. Proceeds benefit Hills & Dales, a local human services organization that provides care for youth with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities. 4th and Bluff St. calicobeanmarket.com/blogs/chili-cook-off.

Early Explorers: B is for Butterfly
1st Saturday through August 6: October 2 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday through August 2: October 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

Kids’ Expo Drive Thru Resource Fair
Saturday, October 2 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility

Kids Expo has been a family resource and fun fair in Dubuque County for more than 15 years. This year’s modified drive through resource fair features costumed children’s book characters, a balloon artist, and many free resources provided by the community including the Family Resource Guide. Families remain in their vehicles and are guided through the parking lot. Free. 14928 Public Safety Way. 563-588-1620. DCEarlyChild.org.

14th Annual Galena Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 2 @ Noon–10 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)
Willkommen zurück to the ever-popular Galena Oktoberfest, hosted by the Galena Lions Club, on Saturday, Oct. 2. This 14th annual event will begin at noon in Depot Park with a cannon blast, tapping of the keg, and polka music by the Jim Busta Band. Main attractions include wiener dog races, polka music and dancing lessons, nonstop live music, and games for adults and children. Wiener dogs of all ages are invited to join the parade and costume contest followed by the wiener dog races. Enjoy music by the Jim Busta Band, The Goodtime Dutchmen, New Glarus Alphorners, and the Resistors. With many years of experience, Tim and Kathy Westemeyer will teach polka dancing lessons. Adults can enter the Beer Stein Endurance Contest and Bean Bag Tournament while kids burn off some energy in the bounce house and paint pumpkins. Plenty of German-style food will be available from three food vendors plus beer and non-alcoholic beverages. $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. 99 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. GalenaLions.org.

Dubuque Latinx Fiesta
Saturday, October 2 @ 1–4 PM
Washington Park

Free family programming includes performances by Aztec Dance Chicago, Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, and Capoeira; music with DJ Papi; children’s activities, and storytelling. Educational booths represent different Latinx communities and Latinx vendors and businesses. Free El Paisano tacos for the first 150 attendees. Food vendors include Los Amigos and Tres Marias. Free. 700 Locust St. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Light Up the Night: Cory Haan Fundraiser
Saturday, October 2 @ 2–9 PM
The Yardarm
Asbury resident Cory Haan, 19, was born with a congenital heart defect known as HLHS—Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Join the Light Up the Night Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2 to 9 p.m. at The Yardarm. Emcee Ron Steele will join live music by Mark Zalaznik and Koop and Company, a silent and live auction, and a 5K Glow run/walk at 6:30 p.m. along the riverwalk. Proceeds will go towards Cory’s medical and pharmaceutical bills. Due to malformations, Cory’s heart was not able to oxygenate and carry blood as intended, so she had three open heart surgeries: the first one at 9 days old, second one at 6 months, and the last one at age 3 years. At 16, Cory discovered he had developed PLE (Protein Losing Enteropathy). Concerned that medications were not managing the PLE and causing liver and kidney damage, in February of 2020, Cory was placed on the heart transplant waiting list. In February of 2021, he was bumped up on the transplant list due to the increased damage, and on June 26, 2021, Cory and his family received the call and headed to UIHC in preparation for his heart transplant. After undergoing a 12.5 hour surgery, a few bumps post-op, and emergency surgery on his leg due to a blood clot, Cory is finally home recuperating after a month stay at the UIHC. Due to his fragile state of health, Cory will be in quarantine during the summer months. 1201 Shiras Ave Ext. TeamRockIowa.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 2–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: October 3 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Forest Bathing Walking Meditation
Sunday, October 3 @ 9–11:30 AM
Sinsinawa Mound Center (Sinsinawa, WI)
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing. Forest Therapy is not a naturalist walk. Rather, it is a slow, meditative walk in nature that takes a holistic view to the physiological, mental, emotional, and psycho-spiritual benefits to be derived from an embodied contact with nature and aims to engage humans through their senses, not their intellects. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems as well as stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. We look to build on those benefits by reminding people that we are a part of nature, not separate from it, and are related to all other beings in fundamental ways. Our Forest Therapy walk draws on the latest developments in the field of nature connection and ancient traditions of mindfulness and wellness promotion. The walk requires no exceptional skill or exertion and will be limited to 15 participants. Our facilitator will be Richard Collins, a certified guide for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) who is based in Morristown, N.J. His company, Friendly Territory, specializes in Forest Therapy walks and retreats. RSVP by Oct. 1. $20. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit
October 3 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Dubuque Regional Airport Quonset Hut
RISE ABOVE: Tuskegee Airmen Traveling Outdoor Exhibit allows audiences across the country to not only learn but also experience the inspiring stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) while being immersed in a theatrical experience. Film showings start every 45 minutes with screenings beginning at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 3. The traveling exhibit is a 53-foot one-of-kind climate-controlled mobile theater that features the original panoramic films Rise Above: Red Tail, documenting the inspirational history of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Rise Above: WASP, documenting the inspirational history of the WASP. The films, shown on a 160-degree screen, highlight how any one of us may be able to reach beyond our grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP. In addition to the mobile theater, the Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on static display. The fully-restored and operational vintage aircraft was the Tuskegee Airmen’s signature fighter in WWII, complete with unique red tail paint scheme. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all who were involved in the Tuskegee Experience, the US Army Air Corps’ recruitment of African American men and women to train and fight in WWII in the face of discriminatory policies and conditions. It includes not only 996 pilots, but also more than 14,000 African American men and women who served as support personnel for the airmen during the war. WASP refers to the female pilots who volunteered to fly American military airplanes during WWII. Of the over 20,000 women who applied, 1,074 earned the coveted silver wings and became official members of the WASP program. Free. 11038 Airport Rd. DBQ.edu.

QuadCon
Sunday, October 3 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Five Flags Arena
A celebration of comics, toys, cosplay, art, and more heads to the Five Flags Arena on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event welcomes all who may have an interest in comic books, sci-fi, toys, video games, and costumes. The cosplay contest comes with a cash prize for the winners, so get your costumes ready and be on site around 1:30 p.m. You will also be able to enter video game tournaments. Check QuadCon’s social media for details. Between the contests and tournaments, various vendors will have booths set up for all of your geeky needs. Find comics, fanart, toys, and more. $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger. Come after 2:30 p.m., and entry is free for everyone. 405 Main St. QuadCityCon.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Black Boy
Sunday, October 3 @ 3 PM
Monday, October 4 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Black Boy, performed by Literature to Life, is the powerful account of one young man’s journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering. A Literature to Life original that premiered at the Kennedy Center, Black Boy was one of the first titles on Literature to Life’s roster to tour to communities nationally. A tour de force, actor Tarantino Smith plays upwards of 15 characters from Richard Wright’s past. Black Boy will include a 10 minute pre-show interactive discussion and a 15 minute post-show interactive discussion with the audience facilitated by House. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $16–$25. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Miracle on 34th Street Auditions
Sunday, October 3 @ 3–6 PM
Monday, October 4 @ 6–9 PM
Grand Rehearsal Space
The Grand Opera House is seeking local talent for their upcoming performance of Miracle on 34th Street. Auditions for the beloved Christmas classic are held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand’s Rehearsal Space inside the Arcade Building. Actors will read from a selection of short sides and sing a short selection acapella from a holiday carol. Digital audition forms can be found at the Grand’s website and filled out prior to your arrival. Please show up at the start of the audition time. Callbacks are Wednesday, Oct. 6. Rehearsals begin mid-October and are typically held on weekday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Performance dates are Nov. 26 and 27 and Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. “This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel. 880 Locust St, Suites 222 and 228. 563-588-4356. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: October 3 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Miracle on 34th Street Auditions
Monday, October 4 @ 6–9 PM
Grand Rehearsal Space
The Grand Opera House is seeking local talent for their upcoming performance of Miracle on 34th Street. Auditions for the beloved Christmas classic are held Sunday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand’s Rehearsal Space inside the Arcade Building. Actors will read from a selection of short sides and sing a short selection acapella from a holiday carol. Digital audition forms can be found at the Grand’s website and filled out prior to your arrival. Please show up at the start of the audition time. Callbacks are Wednesday, Oct. 6. Rehearsals begin mid-October and are typically held on weekday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Performance dates are Nov. 26 and 27 and Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. “This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel. 880 Locust St, Suites 222 and 228. 563-588-4356. TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 3–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Grimmwood Acres
October 4–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 4 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Black Boy
Monday, October 4 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Black Boy, performed by Literature to Life, is the powerful account of one young man’s journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering. A Literature to Life original that premiered at the Kennedy Center, Black Boy was one of the first titles on Literature to Life’s roster to tour to communities nationally. A tour de force, actor Tarantino Smith plays upwards of 15 characters from Richard Wright’s past. Black Boy will include a 10 minute pre-show interactive discussion and a 15 minute post-show interactive discussion with the audience facilitated by House. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $16–$25. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Early Explorers: B is for Butterfly
1st Tuesday through August 2: October 5 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

Canvas Painting: Pumpkins
Tuesday, October 5 @ 69 PM
Sinsinawa Mound Center (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants in painting pumpkins on canvas. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, and painters can add their own personal touches. Materials will be provided. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Grimmwood Acres
October 5–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 5 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 6 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Coddiwomple: Bringing Curiosity and Joy to Our Journey
Wednesday, October 6 @ 6–8 PM
Online

Coddiwomple means to travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination. So often, our journey becomes weighed down with the seriousness of a desired and/or expected destination or outcome. Participants will approach their spiritual deepening with no idea what to expect. When we relinquish our “formula” for spiritual exploration, we suddenly go beyond and embrace a great wisdom that brings a greater joy and freedom to our lives. In the words of Anthony de Mello: “Believe it or not, every concept that was meant to help us get in touch with reality (or our divine nature) ends up a barrier to getting in touch with reality (our divine nature). That’s because we fail to remember that the words are not the thing.” We will explore the benefits of coddiwomple as it relates to our authentic growth as spiritual beings. Tom Roberts, a licensed psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist, will lead the retreat. RSVP by Oct. 5. $30. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Grimmwood Acres
October 6–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 6 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 6 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions Deadline
October 6

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Cello and bass auditions will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, violin and viola will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, brass and timpani will be held on Wednesday, Oct 27, and woodwinds will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held at the Five Flags Theater. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 7 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Grimmwood Acres
October 7–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 7 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: October 7 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

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

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 8–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 8–9, 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 9 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 9 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
October 9 and 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: October 9 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Grimmwood Acres
October 9–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Ryan Niemiller Comedy (America’s Got Talent)
Saturday, October 9 @ 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy,” shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped. With his quick wit, great timing, and a gimmick that only he can exploit, Ryan hopes to prove to the comedy world that he may be unarmed, but he is dangerous. Ryan was a stand-up comedian act from Season 14 of America’s Got Talent. He finished the competition in 3rd place. Ryan returned for AGT: The Champions 2 and made it to the semifinals. $15–$25. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 9, 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: October 10 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

The Fair Flea & Antique Frenzy
October 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Over 100 tables available with various vendors. $1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 10, 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Guest Organist Stephen Hamilton, John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Recital Series
Sunday, October 10 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Stephen Hamilton, touring concert organist for over 40 years, is distinguished as a thoroughly engaging and sought-after virtuoso. Some of his hundreds of international solo recitals include the Notre Dame Cathedral Paris in Paris as well as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Hamilton is minister of music emeritus at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City and served the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Queens College. An Iowa native now residing in Minneapolis, Hamilton enjoyed rigorous private studies with legendary organists Russell Saunders, Arthur Poister, and Marie-Claire Alain. Featured repertoire will showcase masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Cèsar Franck, Marcel Dupré, and more! Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $15. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Grimmwood Acres
October 10–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: October 11 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 11–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 11 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 12–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 12 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
Tuesday, October 12 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 12 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 13 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

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

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: October 13 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Grimmwood Acres
October 13–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 13 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 13 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

The Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market focusing on a sustainable local food system, art, and entertainment. Live music and beer sales return this season! Their mission is to provide a unique nightlife shopping experience and enhance Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District mantra of “live, work, play.” MillworkNightMarket.com.

Youth Cooking Class: Apple Crisp
Thursday, October 14 @ 6 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Celebrate fall with a pan of yummy apple crisp full of tart apples with a sweet crunchy topping. BYO medium baking dish. Lynn Kaufman is a retired culinary instructor plus dietitian and has been featured in both Taste of Home and Food Network magazines. Ages 9–14. $35. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 14 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Grimmwood Acres
October 14–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 14 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 14 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 14–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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

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

Adult Cooking Class: Pizza Pie and Wine
Friday, October 15 @ 6 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Make a two-crust pie with a special someone. BYO pizza pan or cookie sheet and wine. Lynn Kaufman is a retired culinary instructor plus dietitian and has been featured in both Taste of Home and Food Network magazines. $35. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Grimmwood Acres
October 15–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 15–16, and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 16–17, and 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV with Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci
Friday, October 15 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

It’s Homecoming at UD! From the brilliant minds of improv legend Colin Mochrie, of Whose Line is it Anyway?, and master hypnotist Asad Mecci, comes a brand-new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show where 20 volunteers are hypnotized on stage, whittled down to five of the best who do improv scenes with Colin Mochrie while they are still under hypnosis. What can possibly go wrong? Come see for yourself! Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $32–$52. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 16 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

In-Person Studio Tour with Biennial Artist Bill Mitchell
Saturday, October 16 @ 11 AM–4 PM
8249 Buckwheat Ridge Rd, Lancaster WI

A behind-the-scenes, in-person tour of an artist’s studio and a peek at a work in progress. Tour Mitchell’s sculpture studio located on a small farm. Also screen video of the making of Mitchell’s Funnel Vision installation on the Platteville Community Arboretum trail, one of four works he is creating for the trail. Hosted by the Dubuque Museum of Art. RSVP required. Free. 8249 Buckwheat Ridge Rd, Lancaster WI. 563-557-1851. mbuhr@dbqart.org. dbqart.org.

NWILED Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 16 @ 11:30 AM
Woodbine Bend Golf Course and Restaurant

The First Annual Northwest IL Economic Development Golf Tournament is a best shot golf scramble tournament involving 9-holes of play with a cart followed by an afternoon grill out on the clubhouse patio with live entertainment provided by Ralph Kluseman. Golf mulligans and 50/50 raffle. Find “NWILED Golf Outing” on Facebook. $60. 3500 E Center Rd, Stockton, IL. 815-281-0206. NWILED.org.

A Picnic & A Play: Magnolia Star by Jeff Pfeiffer
Saturday, October 16 @ 1 PM

Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Jeff Pfeiffer is a graduate of NYU with an MFA in dramatic writing. His play Battle of Spanktown was a world premiere at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. Jeff has worked with The Potluck, Queens, NY; Madness, New York, NY; Sacred Fools, Los Angeles, CA; and more. He has also written for television, having worked on Unforgettable for Sony/TNT and American Style for CNN. He currently lives in Madison with his wife, son, and cat. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Sept. 24. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Family Fun Art Days: Picasso Portraits
Saturdays: October 16 and November 13 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC Art Studio (Galena, IL)

Events for the entire family to spend time together creating art sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Create Picasso portraits in October, and write and illustrate comic strips in November. Free. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 16–17 and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 16 and 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
October 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Take an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Grimmwood Acres
October 16–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Dubuque Cars and Coffee
3rd Sunday through October: October 17 @ 9 AM–Noon
Hobby Lobby Parking Lot

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

Nobody’s Perfect
October 17 and 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 17–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Epworth City-Wide Garage Sale
September 17–18
Epworth, IA

A map of garage sales will be available at Fidelity Bank and Quik ‘n Handi. 563-876-3320. epworthiowa.org.

Grimmwood Acres
October 18–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

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

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 18 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Trivia
3rd Monday: October 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Wings of Courage Play Screening with Guest Speaker Robert F. Jefferson Jr.
Monday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Wings of Courage is an original play from Mad River Theater Works with music that tells the remarkable story of the first African-American to fly a plane in combat. Set in the early 20th century in the years leading up to World War I, this one-act drama explores the unbelievable life of Eugene Bullard, a professional boxer, World War I flying ace, jazz musician, and spy. The color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside other American heroes of his day, but that did not stop him. Wings of Courage shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him overcome discrimination throughout his life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope. Robert F. Jefferson Jr., an authority on African-American history, will follow Wings of Courage with a presentation on the African-American military experience. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $10. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Epworth City-Wide Garage Sale
September 18
Epworth, IA

A map of garage sales will be available at Fidelity Bank and Quik ‘n Handi. 563-876-3320. epworthiowa.org.

Grimmwood Acres
October 19–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

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

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 19 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 19 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 20 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

She Unites: Megan Gross: Your Moon on Hormones
3rd Wednesday: October 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
Megan Gross, Certified Nurse Midwife, is a hormonal health expert and passionate about helping women connect with their bodies. Learn how your mood is affected by your menstrual cycle and how you can embrace your hormonal fluctuations to live a more peaceful and productive life. She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 20–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
October 20 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 20 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 20 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: October 21 and November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $19. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: Homeland Elegies
Thursday, October 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Homeland Elegies captures a country in which debt has ruined countless lives, the gods of finance rule, immigrants live in fear, and unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan, and spares no one — least of all himself — in the process. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 21 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Grimmwood Acres
October 21–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 21 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 21 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 21–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 22–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 22–23 @ 7:30 PM
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 23 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 23 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Nobody’s Perfect
October 23–24 @ 2 PM
October 23 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Grimmwood Acres
October 23–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
October 23 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
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. 563-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Nobody’s Perfect
October 24 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudony—Lulabella Latiffa—in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. This hilarious, feel-good comedy follows Leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad his smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father think it’s more fun to sabotage his plans than to help. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Oct. 8 and 9. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Grimmwood Acres
October 24–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: October 25 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Mondays: October 25 and November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Grimmwood Acres
October 25–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: October 25 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 26–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Trivia
Tuesdays: October 26 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: October 27 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

Spend your Wednesdays where Dubuque Farmers’ Market first started with fresh local produce, a beer garden from Jubeck’s New World Brewery, wood-fired pizzas and fresh masa enchiladas from The Food Store, and live music sponsored by Michael Breitbach and his Broken Rubber Band. 563-557-1777. DBQFoodStore.com.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

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

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 27–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: October 27 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: October 27 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions
Brass & Timpani: Wednesday, October 27
Woodwinds: Thursday, October 28
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Oct. 6 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: October 28 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Grimmwood Acres
October 28–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: October 28 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: October 28 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions
Woodwinds: Thursday, October 28
Five Flags Theater

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the following vacancies: Principal Violin 2, Assistant Principal Violin 2, Section Violin (3 openings), Section Viola (3 openings), Principal Cello, Section Cello, Assistant Principal Bass, Section Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Clarinet, Second Bassoon, Second & Third Trumpet, Fourth French Horn, Principal Timpani. Submit your application by Oct. 6 to secure a spot. 405 Main St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

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

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

Grimmwood Acres
October 29–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: October 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market offers a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, arts and crafts, on-site prepared foods, and more. 563-588-4400. DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: October 30 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Hoof’n + Spook’n
October 30 and 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Star Gazing
Saturday, October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Check out the stars and night objects with a telescope, and feel free to bring your own. Depending on the time of year, a subtle band of smoky light constitutes the outline of our galaxy and away from bright town and city lights is a showy splendor with bright spots, voids and intricate rivers of light. All ages. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Grimmwood Acres
October 30–31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

Hoof It + Sip It
October 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Hoof’n + Spook’n
Sunday, October 31 @ 5:30–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County? Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a glow walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly you can enjoy fun Halloween music instead. BYO blanket or lawn chair and snacks or order food delivery from Cannova’s. $65. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Grimmwood Acres
October 31 @ 6–10 PM
13549 Surrey Ln

Grimmwood Acres is a ghastly experience sure to thrill all ages! The haunt is a complete song and light show in a handcrafted cemetery with your new local favorite: the singing Jack-O-Lanterns. Piping out holiday classics like “This Is Halloween” and “Monster Mash,” these little pumpkins are hoping to spook you this holiday season. All ages. Free.

November 2021

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 1 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Early Explorers: C is for Catfish
1st Tuesday through August 2: November 2 @ 10 AM
1st Saturday through August 6: November 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 2 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 3 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 3 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 4 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 4 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 4 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: November 4 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

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

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

Early Explorers: C is for Catfish
1st Saturday through August 6: November 6 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: November 7 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 8 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 9 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 9 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: November 10 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 10 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 10 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 11 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 11 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 11 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The American Soldier Solo Show
Thursday, November 11 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

Douglas Taurel’s The American Soldier is based on, and inspired by, real stories and letters written by veterans and their families from the American Revolution through current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The one-man show reveals the struggles American soldiers face at war and their internal struggles to come back home. It strives to help us understand how and why it is so difficult for men and women in the armed services to re-enter our civilian life when they come back home. The show’s goal is to honor our veterans and say thank you to their families for their immense sacrifices to our country. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $16–$25. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 12 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Family Fun Art Days: Comic Strips
Saturday, November 13 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC Art Studio (Galena, IL)

Events for the entire family to spend time together creating art sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. Write and illustrate comic strips in November. Free. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: November 13 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Hoof It + Sip It
November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Adult/Child Cooking Class: Fall Sheet Pan Dinner
Monday, November 15 @ 6 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Create a meal together! You will bring home a delicious and nutritious family meal ready to cook at home. This fall harvest-inspired dinner includes chicken and vegetables like butternut squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, carrots, spices, and seasonings. BYO sheet pan. Lynn Kaufman is a retired culinary instructor plus dietitian and has been featured in both Taste of Home and Food Network magazines. Ages 5+. $35. 11084 US HWY 20 W, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

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

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 16 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 16 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: November 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
November 17 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 17 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 17 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $19. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Antiracism Book Club: A Peculiar Indifference
Thursday, November 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Pulitizer Prize finalist Elliott Currie offers a devastating exploration of the extreme levels of violence afflicting Black communities, and a blueprint for addressing the crisis. Compelling and accessible, A Peculiar Indifference draws on a rich array of both classic and contemporary research on the dimensions and consequences of this enduring emergency. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 18 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 18 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 18 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

37th Annual Nouveau Parade & Celebration
Friday, November 19 @ 2:30 PM
Downtown Galena, IL

Galena Cellars celebrates the release of the 2021 Nouveau wine—in person! The parade of revelers will assemble at 2:30 p.m. for a trek around Galena’s Main Street in assorted modes of transportation and merriment from horse-drawn wagons to trollies as the 37th Annual Nouveau wine is delivered to Galena merchants who sport the Nouveau posters in their shop windows. Join in or watch the procession. “Le Beaujolias Nouveau est arrivé!” Local restaurants and Galena businesses continue the celebration all weekend with live music, wine tastings, dinner specials and receptions. NouveauWeekend.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 19 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: November 21 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: November 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: November 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Dubuque County Public Library (Asbury, IA)

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 22 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Trivia
3rd Monday: November 22 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: November 23 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 23 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 23 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
November 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: November 24 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: November 24 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: November 25 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: November 25 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: November 25 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: November 26 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Hoof It + Sip It
Sunday, November 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Enjoy a sampling of six 1-oz tastings from a local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit. Wines will be paired with goat cheese and others. Ages 21+. $75. 616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena IL. 563-663-6944. hoofit-galena.com/2021-events.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Very Electric Christmas, performed by LightWire Theater
Sunday, November 28 @ 4 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This America’s Got Talent semi-finalist will light up your holidays with a magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In this heartfelt story, a young bird named Max is blown off course during a snowstorm and ends up alone and lost at the North Pole. His adventure begins when he encounters friendly caroling worms and dancing poinsettias. Max also meets Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice, and an evil Rat King! This holiday light and dance extravaganza will make children wide-eyed with delight and melt even the hardest of hearts. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $19–$29. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Monday, November 29 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Ages 21+. $45. 955 Washington St. Ste 101. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: November 29 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: November 30 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: November 30 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

December 2021

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: December 1 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 1 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivia
Thursdays: December 2 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 2 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: December 2 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: December 2 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

Trivia with Brett Althaus. Prizes awarded. Free. 1108 Locust St. 563-580-7354. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

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

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Christmas at Heritage Center “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
Friday, December 3 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center

This UD tradition returns to bring spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ, UD choirs, and UD concert band with live narration. A highlight this year will be a newly commissioned work dedicated to John and Alice Butler featuring the organ and entire company of singers and instrumentalists. Composer JoAnne Harris will be present for this premiere that promises a grand finale for an evening of truly heavenly music. Complimentary holiday refreshments and live music from UD’s Jazz Ensemble will immediately follow the concert. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $14–$20. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 3–4, 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

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

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 4 @ 8:30 AM–1:30 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

Welcome the holiday season with decorations, gift items, art, baked goods and much more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Early Explorers: D is for Duck
1st Saturday through August 6: December 4 @ 10 AM
1st Tuesday through August 2: December 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 4, 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

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

Kip Moore With Lainey Wilson and Gabe Lee
Saturday, December 4 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Platinum-selling and multiple award-winning country singer Kip Moore will be joined by rising country stars Gabe Lee and Lainey Wilson. Kip Moore burst onto the country music landscape in the fall of 2011 with his breakthrough single, “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” followed by two additional Top 10 singles, “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” The success of those songs pushed his debut album, Up All Night, to a platinum sales certification, as well as spots in the Top 10 of both the Billboard country and pop albums rankings. Moore’s latest single, “She’s Mine,” was a Top 20 hit on the Country Airplay chart while also receiving recognition from the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ranking. Moore won the New Artist of the Year award from the Country Music Association in 2014. He’s also been recognized at both the CMT Music Awards and the American Country Awards. $35–$69. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular
December 5, 11–12, and 18–19 @ 2 PM
December 9–11 and 16–18 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

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

Digital Drinks & Dialogue
1st Sunday: December 5 @ 4:30 PM
Online
Trainwreck Productions’ play reading club invites you to read a character and experience and discuss the scripts together. Plays vary by genre and style monthly. Free. TrainWreckProductions.org.

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

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

Early Explorers: D is for Duck
1st Tuesday through August 2: December 7 @ 10 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 8 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 8 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 9 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 13 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

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

Native American Book Discussion Series: The Night Watchman
Tuesday, December 14 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 15 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

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

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

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: December 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
She Unites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 15 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

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

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 16 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 20 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 22 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 22 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 23 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

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

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

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

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

Social Connections for Singles Euchre
Mondays: December 27 @ 6:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club

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

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

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

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: December 29 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: December 29 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: December 30 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

Fun N Games hosts weekly trivia. Prizes awarded. Free. 3500 Dodge St.

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

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

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

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

The Living Coast performance combines original music, live narration, and cinematic images of the Texas Gulf Coast. Surfers and sailors, shrimpers and oilmen, poets and scientists all share their stories about this complicated region of serene beauty, vast industry, and incredible contradictions. Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, TX, that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. This is an engaging, multimedia event that combines live music with video and interactive storytelling meant to inspire people from all walks of life to consider how best to steward the land and the ocean for the next generation. Tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. $19–$29. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.