Events

Book Club: What the heck should I eat?
Thursday, January 23 @ 6–7 PM
Statera
Join Bri Young, Certified Personal Trainer and Integrative Nutrition Wellness Coach, to discuss What the heck should I eat? by Mark Hyman, MD. RSVP. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Fearless in the Kitchen
Thursday, January 23 @ 6–8 PM
Statera
Learn how to build your immunity through the foods you eat and which fruits and vegetables can get you through the cold and flu season. $16 Individual; $25 couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Polish Pierogi
Thursday, January 23 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Learn to make this Polish dumpling from Justyna, who will share methods and secrets she learned growing up in Poland. Justyna will demonstrate how to make the dough and then you will get hands-on experience filling and shaping them. These pierogis will be made with bacon, potatoes, and cheddar cheese – in line with the traditional sweet or savory, seasonal filling. Participants will enjoy lots of sampling during class and take home recipes! $25. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
Thursday, January 23 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

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

Know Your Community Storytime
Dubuque Regional Airport: January 24 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Humane Society: February 7 @ 10 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead: February 21 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art: March 6 @ 10 AM
Mathias Ham House: March 20 @ 10 AM
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

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

Live Music Crawl
Friday, January 24, 6:30 PM
Various Locations
Dubuque Main street’s third annual Live Music Crawl features nine venues in downtown Dubuque with
live music on Friday, Jan. 24. The music crawl will start 6:30 p.m. Exclusive access passes are $20 and limited to the first 250 registrants. The pass provides you with trolley transportation between venues, no cover charges, exclusive hors d’oeuvres or drink specials, and access to uber credits. new to 2020, Music Crawl participants will also be eligible to win a grand prize through a passport activity! Guests without passes are able to enter the venues but will have to pay for the cover charge. To purchase your pass or for more information, contact Dubuque Main street at 563-588-4400 or visit DowntownDubuque.org.
7 Hills Brewing Company (1085 Washington St): THE STRUGGLE
The Blu Room (600 Central Ave.): DAVID ZOLLO
Mississippi Moon Bar (301 Bell St): LADIES OF THE 80’S
Dimensional Brewing Company (67 Main St.): JUSTIN GOODCHILD
The Lift (180 Main St.): BUFFALO GALAXY
Riverboat Lounge (200 Main St.): SEARCHLIGHT SOUL Skinny MaGinny’s (345 Main St.): PATIENT WOLF, BEN DUNEGAN, CHAD OLSON JR, TODD MCDONALD,
AND ADDISON ANDERSON
Smokestack (62 E 7th St.): A FEW BLIND MICE
The Southend Tap (55 Locust St.): NUTSY TURTLE & LORI G

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: January 25–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Wood Turning Workshop
Saturday, January 25 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Convivium is excited to offer Basics of Woodturning – a one day workshop for beginners that will cover the basic tools and techniques of spindle and bowl turning. Taught by master woodworker, Lyndal Anthony, students will not only learn technique but gain hands-on experience turning wood to create a woodcarver’s mallet and a rustic bowl out of green wood. Space limited to six participants. Class fee covers all materials and instruction. $80. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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

Pinocchio
Saturday, January 25 @ 10 AM AND 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St.)
Missoula Children’s Theatre will host auditions for a special one-week intensive drama workshop for its production of Pinocchio from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at university of Dubuque’s Heritage Center. Performances will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for DD affiliiates, $9 for children and students, and $4 lap seats (with adult ticket). The charming tale of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who longed to become a real, live boy, will come to life when more than 50 local students perform MCT’s original, musical adaptation of this classic tale. In Pinocchio, Geppetto fashions a puppet in the image of a small boy. as the lonely and kind woodcarver works far into the night, he is not aware the wood under his chisel came from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy, who watches from afar, knows and gives that puppet the gift of life. Join Pinocchio on his adventures as he learns there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following the show. For auditions, students in kindergarten through 12th grade should arrive between 3:30 and 4 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. advance preparation is not necessary. assistant directors may also be cast to aid in rehearsals and take on essential backstage responsibilities. The MCT tour actor and directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. daily. Auditions are free. However, there will be a $50 participation fee ($25 for children of uD affiliates) for anyone cast in the production. The fee includes two tickets for the 10 a.m. performance. For more information, contact the Heritage Center by phone at 563-585-SHOW or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Sid the Science Kid Explores Snow and Ice
Saturday, January 25 @ 11 AM–1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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

4th Annual Cabin Fever Mini-Con
Saturday, January 25, Noon-5 PM
@ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
Celebrate comics, games, science fiction, cosplay, and more at the fourth annual Cabin Fever
Mini-Con on Aaturday, Jan. 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Carnegie-stout Public Library. Cabin Fever Mini-Con will have a variety of activities happening throughout the library including a video game tournament, tabletop/board game stations, Magic the Gathering tutorials with Dyersville Comics & Games, the Galena Ghostbusters, and more! People are encouraged to dress in costume, both cosplay and original costumes are welcome. To participate in the costume contest, register in advance at dubuque.lib.ia.us. Special guest Seanan McGuire is the award-winning author of several series including Wayward Children, October Daye, and Marvel Comic’s Spider Gwen: Ghost Spider. she is also the author of Newsfl esh and Parasiteology series under the name Mira Grant. Her urban fantasy and science fi ction/horror style expands to her short story The Wine in Dreams which was published as part of the novella collection Star Wars: Canto Bright, a tie-in to the 2017 fi lm Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Attendees will have the chance to meet McGuire for an author signing. Books and comic by McGuire will be available for sale at the event. A few lucky attendees will also have the chance to play a game of Dungeons & Dragons with McGuire and local Dungeon Master Luke Vorwald. This is a free event for all ages.

Gallery Talk: Carrie Pearce
Saturday, January 25 @ 1–2 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Join Peoria, Illinois artist Carrie Pearce for a gallery talk about the paintings in her exhibition The Merry Makers. Pearce explores the unlimited realm of imagination in her latest series The Merry Makers: Paintings by Carrie Pearce. The exhibition features 10 figurative oil paintings from the series and opens Jan. 25 in the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Kris Mozena McNamer Gallery. Free. 701 Locust St. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Galena Whiskey Weekend
Saturday, January 25 @ 1–3:30 PM and 5–7:30 PM
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Sip your way through winter with more than 200 premium whiskey offerings. Your tickets includes the whiskey tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a Glencairn keepsake glass. Ages 21+. $110. 115 S Bench St, Galena, IL. GalenaWhiskeyWeekend.com.

Vision Board Party
Saturday, January 25 @ 4 PM
Smokestack

A day of vision and simplicity to create our blueprint to success. Women are given the artistic freedom of executing their vision on blank canvases all while networking with like minded individuals. Includes a signature cocktail, light hors d’oeuvres and vision board materials. Presented by and proceeds benefit Women’s Business Factory. $20. 62 E 7th St. wbfactory.org.

Winter Nationals Vibrator Races
Saturday, January 25 @ 7:45 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

You must race three separate heat races and place 1st or 2nd to advance to the championship rounds. Vibrators will be provided for open class or bring your own for the hot class. Complimentary beans and wieners. Cash payout and trophy. Fundraiser for Barflies Helping Barflies. $5/race. 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

History of the Rockdale Flood
Sunday, January 26 @ 1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Local Historian Kyle Cox will present on this monumental storm in Dubuque’s history. The centennial storm ripped its way across Madison and Warren Counties in Iowa on it way east, leaving dozens dead in its wake. When the storm reached Rockdale, a small town nestled in the Catfish Creek Valley, it unleashed its full fury. The storm claimed 39 lives in Rockdale with entire families killed and children left orphaned. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

Souper Bowl Sunday
Sunday, January 26 @ 4–6 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Convivium Urban Farmstead is partnering with Riverbend Food Bank for this fundraising event to raise awareness about poverty and food insecurity in our community. Participants will select and keep a handmade, ceramic bowl made by a local artist and help themselves to soups and breads donated by different local restaurants. Proceeds for the event will go to Riverbend Food Bank and Convivium Urban Farmstead to support programming for low income individuals in Dubuque. $25. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

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

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Jan. 29; Feb. 12; and Mar. 4 and 11 @ 4:30–8 PM
Five Flags Arena
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers refreshments, food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. Cleaning supplies will be available. Dogs that do not reside in Dubuque’s city limits need to be up-to-date on all immunizations, de-wormed and wear their rabies tags. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

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

Vermicomposting
Wednesday, January 29 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Worms have been converting organic matter into humus for 600 million years. Come learn how to harness that ecologically regenerative super power in your own home! In this class Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J., will cover the basics of vermicomposting – or using worms to turn your organic waste into castings, one of the best soil amendments and fertilizers nature provides. $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

DAVA Youth Gathering
Wednesday, January 29 @ 6:45 PM
Clarke University Robert and Ruth Kehl Center

More than 700 students from schools in the Dubuque Archdiocese are expected to attend the Dubuque Area Vocation Association (DAVA) Youth Gathering. The event is open to the public. The keynote speaker for the event is Katie Prejean, a world traveler and energetic voice of young Catholics. Prejean has published two books–Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist and Follow: Your Lifelong Adventure with Jesus. She has a degree in Theology from the University of Dallas. Free. 563-876-3332. 

Winter Writers Reading Series: Steve Fox
Wednesday, January 29 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
2019 Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest Winner. Fox’s writing has appeared in or has been recognized by Creative Wisconsin, The Iowa Review, The Midwest Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Masters Review and the Wisconsin Writers Association. Fox lives with his wife, three boys and one dog in Hudson and studies creative writing at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

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

Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. We’ll be celebrating the close of our fourth year of Mound Memory Café and planning for a new year. There will be a review of the sights and sounds of cafes of the past four years and discussion of hopes for the café in 2020—a New Year’s party! Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Salads & Homemade Dressings
Thursday, January 30 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Flavorful salad dressings can bring healthy meals to a whole new level. And since store-bought products can be loaded with fat, sugar, and sodium, learning to make your own is an important skill to know. Join Convivium Chef, Saralyn, for Salads & Dressings, where you will learn to make an oil-free sweet potato and ginger dressing, a herbal vinaigrette, and a classic creamy Caesar; each to be paired and enjoyed with a homemade salad. $22. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

JDIFF Winter Film Series
Gridshock: Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30 PM
Decoding The Driftless: Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 PM
Love Always, Mom: Thursday, March 19 @ 6:30 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Ballroom
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival brings its Winter Film Series back to Hotel Julien Dubuque in 2020. The series features a cause-related film and Q&A opportunity. See Gridshock on Jan. 30, Decoding The Driftless on Feb. 27, and Love Always, Mom on March 19. Gridshock explores the often-overlooked reality about why the sex trafficking industry thrives, shining a light on buyers and how they fuel the demand for exploitation. Vanessa McNeal will speak on her experiences and the process of making this film. Free. 200 Main St. JulienFilmFest.com.

Theisen’s Snocross National
Friday, January 31 @ 10 AM–11 PM
Saturday, February 1 @ 7 AM–11 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM is back! The world’s greatest Snocross racers battle Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds during the Theisen’s Snocross National. Snocross is the most fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. It combines the big-air jumps and exciting action of motocross with the crisp winter environment, providing snowbelt race fans with race action, world class athletes to cheer, and a fun time for the whole family. Purchase discounted advanced tickets at any Theisen’s location. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. snocross.com/theisens-snocross-national.

Trivia Bowl
Friday, January 31 @ 5 PM
Grand River Center
Kick off Super Bowl weekend with Opening Doors annual Trivia Night on Jan. 31 at the Grand River Center! Doors open at 5 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Gather your team of up to eight players and test your wits with 10 rounds of trivia. Food and full bar will be available for purchase. Dress in your favorite team gear! Cash prizes for the top three teams. RSVP. $12. 500 Bell St. 563-582-7480. OpeningDoorsDBQ.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
Friday, January 31 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

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

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

Fly By Night Productions Presents The Mountaintop
January 31, February 1, 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
February 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St.)
Fly-By-night Productions kicks of 2020 with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Five Flags Bijou room. Join the cast and directors for talk backs following the Feb. 1 and 7 performances. On April 3, 1968, we fi nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his room at The Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, Dr. King is compelled to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. This is a fictional, re-imagined depiction of events in which we encounter an exhausted Dr. King in his privacy and, in the end, celebrate him through a lens more moving and inspiring than sainthood. note: Mature themes and language. The Mountaintop stars Will Martel as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lindsey Reiter as Camae. Directed by Lenore Howard and assistant Director Peggy Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box o ffi ce, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Saving Abel
Friday, January 31, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Saving Abel, a solid rocking five-man group with rich vocals out of Corinth, Ms, was formed in 2004. Their southern rock hooks, contagious melodies and dominating guitar solos have been burning up the charts since their debut LP, Saving Abel, in 2008. reaching top 40 and hitting no. 1 on several charts with their debut single “addicted,” these boys have been a force to be reckoned with ever since. The platinum selling single helped sell over 750,000 copies of their first record and charted two more top 10 hits with “18 Days” and the fast track rock song “Drowning (Face Down).” Their second album, Miss America, also topped the active rock and Hard rock charts, and stuck out again to every listener and fan with the infectious melodies delivered. The principal single “stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood),” showing the darker side of fame, started the charting machine all over again. The raw and catchy, “The sex is Good” hit the top 10 on several charts, followed by the heartfelt explosive title track “Miss America.” In 2012, Saving Abel debuted their new single “Bringing Down the Giant,” off their third album, Bringing Down the Giant, and released their fourth album titled Blood Stained Revolution, in 2014 introducing their latest single “15 Minutes of Fame.” Opening for Saving Abel is Radda Radda.

Perfectly Imperfect
January 31–February 2
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Progress in our spiritual journey is not about achieving perfection. Rather, we are invited to inquire openly and with compassion to find how the divine expresses itself in our everyday lives. People often miss opportunities to deepen their spiritual growth by ignoring how imperfections are actually the grist for the mill. Join Tom Roberts in exploring stories that keep us from relating to our imperfections with patience and compassion. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Theisen’s Snocross National
Saturday, February 1 @ 7 AM–11 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM is back! The world’s greatest Snocross racers battle Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds during the Theisen’s Snocross National. Snocross is the most fan friendly form of snowmobile racing. It combines the big-air jumps and exciting action of motocross with the crisp winter environment, providing snowbelt race fans with race action, world class athletes to cheer, and a fun time for the whole family. Purchase discounted advanced tickets at any Theisen’s location. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. snocross.com/theisens-snocross-national.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 1–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dubuque Cracker Barrel
Saturday, February 1 @ 9:30–11 AM
Diamond Jo Casino

Members of the Dubuque delegation to the State Legislature will meet with constituents. A traditionally informal meeting, members of the delegation will provide updates from Des Moines and then take questions from the audience. The public is encouraged to attend. Free.

Kennedy Mall Winter Holistic Fair
Saturday, February 1 @ 10 AM–9 PM
Kennedy Mall

Thirty local merchants will offer energy healing, psyching readings, jewelry, and more. Hourly holistic workshops, mini sessions, and raffle drawings. 563-213-7458. facebook.com/TheUsuiReikiCenter.

Donut Demolition
Saturday, February 1 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Donut Boy

Donut Demolition is a donut eating contest sponsored by Donut Boy where the winner will win $500! Competitors will have 8 minutes to eat as many donut holes as they can with the help of one container of milk. Must be 18+ to compete. $20 Participants; free for attendees. donutdemolition.com.

Adam’s Dance Connection Open House
Saturday, February 1 @ Noon–5 PM
Adam’s Dance Connection

Adam’s Dance Connection is social and competitive latin, ballroom, club, swing, country, and more dance studio. They also promote a wide variety movement classes like belly dancing and a free capoeira class every Saturday morning. Join them at their new location inside the Schmid Innovation Center: 900 Jackson St, suite 108A (just under the archway on 9th St.) 563-845-9729. adamsdanceconnection.com.

Pop-Up LOVEFEST
Saturday, February 1 @ Noon–5 PM
Pop-Up Boutique Upper Loft

Marcus Washington, owner of Young & Filthy Co, a local clothing and accessories brand will showcase young designers who are just beginning their own journey as entrepreneurs. They will share their love for designing everything from shirts and hoodies to backpacks and water bottles. Sweet Ps Honey Company is sponsoring a Wish Bracelet Making Activity. Make wish bracelets for all your valentines! Cost is $3 per bracelet, or 5 for $10. Mother/daughter duo, Gladdy Ressler and Margo Rose, will perform your favorites and originals throughout the afternoon. Merry Pop-In Shoppe, Bear Dancer Studios, HollyDolly and Roxanne’s Gems offer up to 50 percent off everything red, hearts and rhinestones throughout the store. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 2230 Central Ave. 563-543-7997.

Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon
Saturday, February 1 @ 12:30–3:30 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Cherry Lanes

Every year JA supporters head out to their local bowling alley to help provide students with JA’s financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs. Participants of all ages form their own bowling team and enjoy a fun time with friends, co-workers, and family. You don’t have to be a great bowler to be successful. All you need is your enthusiasm! Proceeds from the event help support more than 51,500 students benefiting from JA. $350. 309-277-3919. jaheartland.org.

Natura Divina: Imbolc/St. Brigid/Candlemas/Cross-Quarter
Saturday, February 1 @ 1–3 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

The halfway point between solstices and equinoxes are known as “cross-quarters.” We will honor the Gaelic feast of Imbolc—which is also St. Brigid Day—and the feast of Candlemas. This outdoor, ecumenical gathering is centered on honoring the sacred cycles of the year and situating ourselves within the wider community of creation with fire and ritual, community and song, and prayer and contemplation. Our gathering will draw on the liturgical calendar, Celtic spirituality and its feasts, as well as the growing Wild Church Network. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

2nd Annual Black History Month Drag Showcase
Saturday, February 1 @ 7 PM and 10 PM
Smokestack

The 2nd Annual Black History Month Drag Showcase is hosted by Rio S Sauve and Shannon Dupree. All ages show at 7 p.m. and 21+ at 10 p.m. Proceeds from the all ages show benefit Key City Pride. $10 GA, $7 students. 62 E 7th St. keycitypride.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Madison
Saturday, February 1 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

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

Fly By Night Productions Presents The Mountaintop
February 1, 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
February 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St.)
Fly-By-night Productions kicks of 2020 with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Five Flags Bijou room. Join the cast and directors for talk backs following the Feb. 1 and 7 performances. On April 3, 1968, we fi nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his room at The Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, Dr. King is compelled to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. This is a fictional, re-imagined depiction of events in which we encounter an exhausted Dr. King in his privacy and, in the end, celebrate him through a lens more moving and inspiring than sainthood. note: Mature themes and language. The Mountaintop stars Will Martel as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lindsey Reiter as Camae. Directed by Lenore Howard and assistant Director Peggy Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box o ffi ce, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

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

5th Annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show
February 1, 2, 8, 9, and 15
Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The 5th annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show, Feb. 1–15, will feature artwork from members who include many of the area’s premier visual artists. Many of the artworks with be offered for sale. Refreshments will be available from Mineral Point Lodge #1 members. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/member-art-show.

Dubuque Fun-A-Day
Community Project: February 1–29
Show: Friday, April 3 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque Area Arts Collective

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

Discover Shop Super Game Sunday
Sunday, February 2 @ 11 AM–3 PM
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Everything in the Discovery Shop will be 50 percent off! The upscale resale shop features clothing, shoes, and accessories for all sizes and ages. There also are books, household goods, and many decorative items for the home. Discovery Shop proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 2197 University Ave. 563-582-9800. facebook.com/DubuqueDiscoveryShop.

Fly By Night Productions Presents The Mountaintop
February 2 @ 2 PM
February 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St.)
Fly-By-night Productions kicks of 2020 with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Five Flags Bijou room. Join the cast and directors for talk backs following the Feb. 1 and 7 performances. On April 3, 1968, we fi nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his room at The Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, Dr. King is compelled to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. This is a fictional, re-imagined depiction of events in which we encounter an exhausted Dr. King in his privacy and, in the end, celebrate him through a lens more moving and inspiring than sainthood. note: Mature themes and language. The Mountaintop stars Will Martel as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lindsey Reiter as Camae. Directed by Lenore Howard and assistant Director Peggy Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box o ffi ce, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Traditional Brazilian Cuisine
Sunday, February 2 @ 4–6 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Brazil has many region-specific dishes, yet the one that best translates into a nationwide dish is the beloved feijoada. The name stems from the word feijão (bean), the key ingredient of feijoada – which is essentially a bean stew mixed with beef and pork. Join Micheline Witter as she teaches you all about this traditional Brazilian dish from her home country. She will then take you step-by-step through the process of making feijoada which will be enjoyed with white rice, fried collard greens and slices of orange – which are meant to aid the digestion of this heavy meal. $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

5th Annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show
February 2, 8, 9, and 15
Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The 5th annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show, Feb. 1–15, will feature artwork from members who include many of the area’s premier visual artists. Many of the artworks with be offered for sale. Refreshments will be available from Mineral Point Lodge #1 members. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/member-art-show.

Kids Take the Stage
Monday, February 3
Bell Tower Theater
Feb. 3–March 13. Kids from kindergarten to sixth grade are encouraged to indulge themselves in the world of theater in these weekly sessions. Aspiring actors and actresses will learn a variety of skills and techniques for live performances. Classes include: Let’s Pretend, Pete the Cat Adventures, Creative Theatrics, Fractured Fairy Tales, and Acting. Financial assistance is available. RSVP by Jan 22. $70–$95. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

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

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

Sheet Pan Dinners
Tuesday, February 4 @ 6–8:30 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Sheet pans aren’t just for baking cookies anymore. Join us at Convivium to discover the simplicity and versatility of making an entire meal on just one pan! In this hands-on class, you will make and enjoy three healthy sheet pan dinners – Lemon Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Veggies, Curried Chickpeas & Vegetables, and a Kielbasa and Yukon Gold Potato Hash. Clean eating has never been so easy to make and clean up. $30. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Introduction to Beekeeping
Tuesdays: February 4, 11, and 18 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Want to ensure a steady supply of pollinators for your garden? Want to do what you can to support and increase the local bee population? Want to eat honey from your own backyard? Join local beekeeper Ry Meyer for Convivium’s Introduction to Beekeeping class to find out how to get started. This educational class is three sessions long and will provide insight into the bee and the hive. You will learn about equipment, best practices, gear, bee husbandry as well as weatherization. $45. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Lunch & Learn: Garden Planning
Wednesday, February 5 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

It’s simple enough to go to the store and buy whatever seedlings strike your fancy, but if you’re the type of person that likes to plan every detail down to the individual seed and the day you’ll start harvesting – this Lunch & Learn is for you! Join Convivium Farm Manager, A.J., to discuss all aspects of garden planning: calculating timing and creating a calendar, assessing space and layouts, selecting and ordering seeds, and more. Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Scenic Art Loop Release Party
Thursday, February 6 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Stoned Art Studio and Gallery

The Scenic Art Loop showcases 38 regional artisan stops in the Driftless region. Visit artists in their element and watch as creativity is born every day of the year. Participating Dubuque artists, galleries, and supporters are the Dubuque Museum of Art, Voices Productions, Gallery A, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, SAO Dzynz Inc, Upcycle Dubuque, Smokestack and Stoned Art Studio & Gallery along with studios and galleries of Bellevue, IA; Galena, IL; and NW Illinois. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Stoned Art Studio & Gallery and All River Road Talent (ARRT). 1800 Central Ave. 708-565-9768.

Break the Dieting Cycle
Thursdays: February 6, 13, 20, and 27 @ 6–8 PM
Statera

Break the Diet Cycle is a 4 week workshop series committed to educating individuals on how psychology and biology impact your weight loss goals. If you have a history of yo-yo dieting but can’t lose weight or continue to gain weight despite your best efforts, then this program is for you. Discover how a diet mentality and dieting myths are stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals. Includes 1 complimentary pass to Fearless in the Kitchen. $99. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

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

Know Your Community Storytime
Dubuque Humane Society: February 7 @ 10 AM
Convivium Urban Farmstead: February 21 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Museum of Art: March 6 @ 10 AM
Mathias Ham House: March 20 @ 10 AM
Grand Opera House: April 3 @ 10 AM
Swiss Valley Nature Center: April 17 @ 10 AM

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

Dubuque New Car Dealer Show
Friday, February 7 @ 10 AM–8 PM
Saturday, February 8 @ 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday, February 9 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Discover over 120 new vehicles and enjoy exploring all makes and models all indoors. Hosted by the Dubuque New Car & Truck Dealers Association. Free. 500 Bell St.

Bridal Show
Friday, February 7 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Most bridal shows focus on the dresses, tuxes, floral arrangements, photographers, and venues. This event highlights vendors that cover other aspects along with some from the important details of your wedding. Includes one drink and appetizers. Hosted by Nicole Steffen of Koppes Kreations and the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. $5. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

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

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

Fly By Night Productions Presents The Mountaintop
February 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St.)
Fly-By-night Productions kicks of 2020 with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Five Flags Bijou room. Join the cast and directors for talk backs following the Feb. 1 and 7 performances. On April 3, 1968, we fi nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his room at The Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, Dr. King is compelled to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. This is a fictional, re-imagined depiction of events in which we encounter an exhausted Dr. King in his privacy and, in the end, celebrate him through a lens more moving and inspiring than sainthood. note: Mature themes and language. The Mountaintop stars Will Martel as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lindsey Reiter as Camae. Directed by Lenore Howard and assistant Director Peggy Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box o ffi ce, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 8–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Adult & Child Woodworking
Saturday, February 8 @ 9 AM–Noon
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Looking for a unique gift for the holidays this year or just a fun way to spend some quality time with a special child in your life? Join us for this hands-on woodworking class where adults and children can work together to build their choice of a Bat House, Bird House, or Classic Toolbox. Kids will learn how to use tools properly, safely, and respectfully as the adults help them build their own project to take home. Kids must be 6 years or older and accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two kids per adult. Includes all instruction and materials for one project, multiple projects may be purchased. $25/project. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

L&MOP Concert Series: JazzQ: Featuring Faculty from Northeast Iowa School of Music
Saturdays: February 8, March 14, and April 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Northeast Iowa School of Music hosts Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP), a free and fun monthly concert series that introduces children and their families to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children leave with a greater appreciation of music…. and a lollipop!

Dubuque New Car Dealer Show
Saturday, February 8 @ 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday, February 9 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Discover over 120 new vehicles and enjoy exploring all makes and models all indoors. Hosted by the Dubuque New Car & Truck Dealers Association. Free. 500 Bell St.

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

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

Boomerang Bags
2nd Saturday of Every Month: February 8 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Upcycle DBQ
Make reusable shopping bags and prevent the use of single use plastic bags. 1838 Central Ave. Facebook.com/UpcycleDBQ.

In the Heart of Turtle Island
Saturday, February 8 @ 2–3:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)

Come learn Native People’s histories of the land that is Sinsinawa Mound. We’ll draw from the Mascouten, Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi, and Meskwaki Nations. Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at UW-Platteville will lead this presentation. His recent work explores early indigenous and African American histories of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Make Reusable Bags from Feed Sacks
Saturday, February 8 @ 2–4 PM
Upcycle Dubuque

Learn how to make a reusable bag from animal feed sack material. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required. Includes one feed sack and two fabric handles. RSVP. $15. 1838 Central Ave. 563-587-8729. upcycledbq.com.

Buddy Holly Dance
Saturday, February 8 @ 7–11 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The annual Buddy Holly Dance hosted by the East Dubuque Drum Corps. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7 Adv/$9 door. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. DBQfair.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Youngstown
Saturday, February 8 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

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

Fly By Night Productions Presents The Mountaintop
February 8 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Center Bijou Room (405 Main St.)
Fly-By-night Productions kicks of 2020 with Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Performances are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Five Flags Bijou room. Join the cast and directors for talk backs following the Feb. 1 and 7 performances. On April 3, 1968, we fi nd Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his room at The Lorraine Motel the night before his assassination. When a mysterious stranger arrives with surprising news, Dr. King is compelled to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people. This is a fictional, re-imagined depiction of events in which we encounter an exhausted Dr. King in his privacy and, in the end, celebrate him through a lens more moving and inspiring than sainthood. note: Mature themes and language. The Mountaintop stars Will Martel as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lindsey Reiter as Camae. Directed by Lenore Howard and assistant Director Peggy Jackson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Five Flags Center box o ffi ce, and at the door one hour before showtime. For more information, call 563-599-9486 or visit FlyByNightDubuque.com.

5th Annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show
February 8, 9, and 15
Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The 5th annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show, Feb. 1–15, will feature artwork from members who include many of the area’s premier visual artists. Many of the artworks with be offered for sale. Refreshments will be available from Mineral Point Lodge #1 members. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/member-art-show.

Dubuque New Car Dealer Show
Sunday, February 9 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Discover over 120 new vehicles and enjoy exploring all makes and models all indoors. Hosted by the Dubuque New Car & Truck Dealers Association. Free. 500 Bell St.

Educational Fish Fry with Dennis Weiss
Sunday, February 9 @ 1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Dennis’s presentation will include actual fish specimens to show and talk about their biology and status unique to the Upper Mississippi River. He will demonstrate how to skin/dress a fish, properly bread the fish and the correct temperature and method to cook your fish. Fish samples will be available to sample during the program. Denny Weiss retired from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after working 35 years with fisheries research on the Mississippi River. Denny grew up in Burlington, Iowa and spent most of his DNR career working at the Bellevue Research Station. In his retirement Denny enjoys commercial fishing during the summer and early fall and fur trapping during the fall and winter months. Denny does large fish cooks for 300-400 people and enjoys showing people what it takes to prepare excellent tasting fish. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

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

Black Walnuts – a botanical and culinary adventure
Sunday, February 9 @ 4–6 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Join Kaytlan Moeller, Dubuque Country naturalist and Leslie Shalabi, co-founder of Convivium Urban Farmstead for an afternoon of learning about and cooking with black walnuts – harvested from Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. You will learn about the black walnut tree as well as tips and techniques for harvesting and processing black walnuts. Then, you will step into the kitchen with Leslie to learn a number of unique recipes using black walnuts – including a savory black walnut “sausage” filling. $35. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

5th Annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show
February 9 and 15
Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The 5th annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show, Feb. 1–15, will feature artwork from members who include many of the area’s premier visual artists. Many of the artworks with be offered for sale. Refreshments will be available from Mineral Point Lodge #1 members. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/member-art-show.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month: February 11 @ 6:30–8 PM
Monk’s
Come with 5–10 copies of one poem or a prose piece for critique. Observers welcome. 373 Bluff St.

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

Theisen’s Wags at the Flags
Wednesdays: Feb. 12; and Mar. 4 and 11 @ 4:30–8 PM
Five Flags Arena
This indoor dog park that accommodates both large and small dogs. The Barka Lounge offers refreshments, food and adult beverages for purchase. Rules closely resemble the City of Dubuque’s dog park rules. Cleaning supplies will be available. Dogs that do not reside in Dubuque’s city limits need to be up-to-date on all immunizations, de-wormed and wear their rabies tags. $4 per dog; free for humans. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Yoga Fury – Get Zen AF!
2nd Thursday of Every Month: February 13 @ 5 PM
Smokestack

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

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 13–14, 20–21, and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
February 15–16, 22–23, and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

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

Storytelling in Wildlife Photography
Thursday, February 13 @ 6 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Dubuque Camera Club member Andreas Exner will focus on storytelling and creating environmental awareness through nature photography. Sequel to his previous presentations with new pictures. Sponsored by the Dubuque Audubon Society and the Dubuque Camera Club. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. dubuquecameraclub.com/event/andreas-feb13.

Relaxed Cooking and Dining Event
Thursday, February 13 @ 6–8 PM
Statera
Make a quick and easy salad starter with fresh dressing, 6oz beef filets using a sous vide, sautéed green beans, polenta, and chocolate lava cake. RSVP. $50/couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Poetry at 43 Exhibit Closing and Open Mic
Thursday, February 13 @ 7–9 PM
Cafe 43 (Mineral Point, WI)

Celebrate poetry this winter with an exhibit of work by a dozen members of the Driftless Poets. The exhibit culminates with an Open Mic Night. All are welcome to sign up to share five minutes of poetry or prose. 43 High St., Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.org.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 14, 20–21, and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
February 15–16, 22–23, and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

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

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
Friday, February 14 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr)

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

Pal-entines and other Loves, Lost & Found – Readings & Tunes
Friday, February 14 @ 8 PM
Smokestack

Enjoy an evening of entertainment centered around love in all its forms, with dedicated and curated readings from local authors and music and an open mic to follow, presented by Dubuque Area Writers Guild and Smokestack. A fundraiser for DAWG’s annual anthology. Free. 62 E 7th St.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Annual Winter Carnival
February 14–17
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s annual winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities including: Fire and Ice Winter Glow shows, Sasquatch Shuffle (2K or 5K snowshoe race), Mimosas and Meditation, Wine Down and Connect yoga event, Hay wagon rides, Ice turkey bowling, Ice bar, Bounce house, Ice Princess and princess makeovers, snow art, games and crafts for kids, caricatures, hot cocoa and chili stations, Winter sports including cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, twilight snowshoe hikes, broomball games, skijoring, Indoor activities like bouncy houses, coloring and puzzles, The Bear Factory Station, winter-themed arts and crafts, bean bag toss games, hot chocolate and pizza stations, Movies and Tubies, or swimming time in the heated indoor pool. Free. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. 800-892-2269. eagleridge.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 15–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 15–16, 22–23, and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
February 20–21, and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

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

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

Mineral Point Ice Lantern Festival
Saturday, February 15 @ 4 PM
High Street, Mineral Point, WI

The 200 block of High Street will be closed for a Chili Cook-Off. Ten teams will offer their special recipes for tasting. The teams will be competing for two taster’s choice prizes. Tasting is from 4 to 6 p.m. $10/single, $25/family. The Cupcake and Hot Chocolate Ice Bar opens from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Gray Dog Deli Ice Bar runs 8–10 p.m. At 5 p.m., ice lanterns will glow throughout the historic district. Lanterns are sponsored for $20 each and are judged for creativity. Prizes will be awarded. To sponsor a lantern or to participate in the chili cook-off, visit artsmp.org/ice-lantern-fest.

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

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: February 15 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Annual Winter Carnival
February 15–17
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s annual winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities including: Fire and Ice Winter Glow shows, Sasquatch Shuffle (2K or 5K snowshoe race), Mimosas and Meditation, Wine Down and Connect yoga event, Hay wagon rides, Ice turkey bowling, Ice bar, Bounce house, Ice Princess and princess makeovers, snow art, games and crafts for kids, caricatures, hot cocoa and chili stations, Winter sports including cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, twilight snowshoe hikes, broomball games, skijoring, Indoor activities like bouncy houses, coloring and puzzles, The Bear Factory Station, winter-themed arts and crafts, bean bag toss games, hot chocolate and pizza stations, Movies and Tubies, or swimming time in the heated indoor pool. Free. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. 800-892-2269. eagleridge.com.

5th Annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show
February 15
Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The 5th annual Arts Mineral Point Member Art Show, Feb. 1–15, will feature artwork from members who include many of the area’s premier visual artists. Many of the artworks with be offered for sale. Refreshments will be available from Mineral Point Lodge #1 members. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/member-art-show.

Dyersville Pop-Up Art Gallery
February 16, 22–23, and 29 and March 1 @ 10 AM–4 PM
February 20–21, and 27–28 @ 5–8 PM
Re-Max/Old Schuster Hardware Building (Dyersville, IA)

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

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Annual Winter Carnival
February 16–17
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s annual winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities including: Fire and Ice Winter Glow shows, Sasquatch Shuffle (2K or 5K snowshoe race), Mimosas and Meditation, Wine Down and Connect yoga event, Hay wagon rides, Ice turkey bowling, Ice bar, Bounce house, Ice Princess and princess makeovers, snow art, games and crafts for kids, caricatures, hot cocoa and chili stations, Winter sports including cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, twilight snowshoe hikes, broomball games, skijoring, Indoor activities like bouncy houses, coloring and puzzles, The Bear Factory Station, winter-themed arts and crafts, bean bag toss games, hot chocolate and pizza stations, Movies and Tubies, or swimming time in the heated indoor pool. Free. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. 800-892-2269. eagleridge.com.

Traditional Hand Planes
Monday, February 17 @ 6–9 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

During this fun and informative 3 hour class, you will learn how to identify a variety of hand planes and their uses, how to tune and sharpen planes, and even a little about restoring grandpa’ rusty hand plane. Oh and you WILL be making some shavings! $15. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Dubuque Area Humanists Meeting
Third Monday of every month: February 17 @ 7 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Discuss a specific topic or invite a speaker to come and share their knowledge about some subject. 1699 Iowa St. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Annual Winter Carnival
February 17
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Galena, IL)

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s annual winter celebration will feature all types of indoor and outdoor winter activities including: Fire and Ice Winter Glow shows, Sasquatch Shuffle (2K or 5K snowshoe race), Mimosas and Meditation, Wine Down and Connect yoga event, Hay wagon rides, Ice turkey bowling, Ice bar, Bounce house, Ice Princess and princess makeovers, snow art, games and crafts for kids, caricatures, hot cocoa and chili stations, Winter sports including cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, twilight snowshoe hikes, broomball games, skijoring, Indoor activities like bouncy houses, coloring and puzzles, The Bear Factory Station, winter-themed arts and crafts, bean bag toss games, hot chocolate and pizza stations, Movies and Tubies, or swimming time in the heated indoor pool. Free. 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL. 800-892-2269. eagleridge.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Damien Sneed
Tuesday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches. Musical Director Damien Sneed has worked with musical luminaries like Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, and Aretha Franklin. This concert production features a full ensemble of vocals and instrumentals with music representing traditional and modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway, and spirituals. UD Concert Choir and Gospel Choir are special guests. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 22–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

365 Impact Awards
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by Premier Bank and the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, return for the 12th big year to the Mississippi Moon Bar at the Diamond Jo Casino. The 365ink Impact Award is for those who choose to make an effort to impact the world around them 365 days a year. It’s meant for those who believe in our community and are willing to do something to make it better for everyone. The event is FREE (must be 21).

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: February 26 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com.

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

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

We’re having a luau this month! Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. We plan a new activity every month. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. RSVP one week prior to the event start date. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

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

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

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

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Siberian State Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, February 27 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra embarks on an eight-week U.S. tour commencing in January 2020. Founded in 1977, the orchestra quickly earned a reputation as one of the best Russian orchestras. The program will include Tango from The Bolt ballet by Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: February 29–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

Black Culture Celebration: Afro-Renaissance
Saturday, February 29 @ 10 AM
Smokestack

Celebrate a rich history of music, arts, and culture while paying homage to greats past and present. Live spoken word performances, open mic with a band, and a cypher battle for a chance to win a grand prize and bragging rights. Hip hop performances by Will Hustle, Lyric, Tortch, and LMR. Includes one drink ticket. RSVP for open mic. $5. 62 E 7th St. iphoenixmedia11@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Golden Dragon Acrobats from China
Saturday, February 29 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The spellbinding artistry, athletics, and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats (GDA) thrills audiences of all ages and represents the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. Combining award-winning acrobatics, dance, music, theater, and breathtaking costumes, the 25-member troupe has traveled to all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. GDA has received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway run. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 7–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 14–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Piano Fondue, Dueling Pianos (Madison, Wisconsin)
Friday, March 20 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Piano Fondue presents a fully-interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos on stage, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones. Audience members can visit Piano Fondue’s request website, view the set list, and manipulate it in real-time. They can add songs to the list or move songs around. The whole show is crowdsourced. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 21–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of Every Month: March 25 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Adam Kieffer from 6 to 7 p.m., then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. 62 E 7th St. adamsdanceconnection.com.

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

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

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

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend
March 27–28
Turner Hall (Galena, IL)
Enjoy two days of fine wine and exquisite food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs with plenty of other fun activities all set in historic Galena, IL. Arguably the most popular event of the weekend are the Grand Tastings hosted by Family Beer & Liquor at Turner Hall, featuring over 250 wines, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and silent auction. This will sell out. 115 S. Bench St, Galena, IL. WineLoversWeekend.com.

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: March 28–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 4–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 11–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturdays: April 18–April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Yid Vicious
Saturday, April 18 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Yid Vicious was formed in 1995 in Madison, Wisconsin, to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America’s heartland. Klezmer is Yiddish folk music meant to inspire dancing and celebration. The band’s seven members blend their backgrounds in classical, jazz, and world music to create an experience that electrifies audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their musical arsenal consists of clarinets, fiddle, horn, vocals, guitar, accordion, tuba, drums, and sometimes theremin. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Farmers’ Market
Saturday, April 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store
Beginning Jan. 4, 2020, the market will move to Kennedy Mall’s former Younker’s Men’s Store. The entrance is located on the west side near Planet Fitness. An all-volunteer driven market, focusing on supporting our regional food system, eating from our food shed year-round and providing annual funding to farmers through our grant program. Homemade and baked goods, plus meat, cheese, eggs and, yes, vegetables! WinterMarketDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
May 1–2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

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

Vintage Torque Fest 2019
Saturday. May 2
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
A weekend of hot rods, motorcycles, music and more. Celebrating a range of hot rod culture, Vintage Torque Fest also features a swap meet, a model car contest, hot laps and races, hot rod-themed art and vendors, and a contest for pinup girls. VintageTorquefest.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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