Tri-State Events

February 2023

Sound Bites Luncheon
Friday, February 3 @ 11:30 AM–1 PM
Dubuque Golf & Country Club

Join the DSO for the third Sound Bites of the 22–23 season. The perfect accompaniment to the upcoming Birds Fly, We Dance concerts, the luncheon includes a lunch buffet followed by insightful commentary from DSO Music Director and Conductor, William Intriligator, and Conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra, Rob Stull. RSVP by Feb. 1. $20. 1800 Randall Place. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

First Fridays
Friday, February 3
Noon–8 PM @ Stoned Art Studio & Gallery (1800 Central Ave)
Noon–7 PM @ Widdershins Gallery (2204 Central Ave)
5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library (360 W 11th St)
6–8 PM @ Planted. (245 W 1st St)
7–10 PM @ Esther’s Lounge (123 Main St)

Stoned Art Studio and Gallery showcases Henry Matthiessen III’s art and Driftless Region photography. Stop by talk art, talk photography, talk Driftless. Blues music, jazz music and refreshments will be on hand. Widdershins Gallery at Bear Dancer Studios hosts art from regional and national creatives who don’t normally get a chance to display their work in galleries. The Carnegie-Stout Public Library hosts Art @ Your Library® featuring artists Lyndal Anthony, Catherine Basten, A. Alanda Gregory, and Joan Overhouse. Meet the artists and enjoy the variety artworks in this show. Anthony is an experienced wood turner who will be providing a video demonstration of his techniques. Wildlife painter Basten bring animals to life on her canvas. Gregory offers a unique artistry with her unique stone wrapped jewelry offering depth of colors and designs. Overhouse is a wood burner or the art of pyrography and collaborates with Anthony by embellishing the wood turned pieces with her beautiful artistic flair. Enjoy music provided by the Northeast Iowa School of Music JazzQ along with light refreshments. Join Planted. for a father/daughter gallery showing featuring illustrations and prints by Danika Zivojnovich and pottery by Gary Carstens. Danika Zivojnovich is a Dubuque native who enjoys print making and colored pencil illustrations. Her work is inspired by nature—particularly all things botanical. She finds beauty in the serendipity of the life in her garden and the up-close/inner workings of plant life. Gary Carstens, owner of Mississippi Mud Studio, has been a practicing potter for over 40 years. Focusing on high fire gas and atmospheric wood firing, he draws inspiration and subject matter from the landscape. Interpretation of the works of nature especially what is easily seen and not immediately seen is an unending study. Esther’s Lounge and Dubuque Area Arts Collective feature Descendants of Earth by Lydia Smith with musical accompaniment by Marzipan Mailbox. Descendants of Earth is a mother and son show consisting of work resembling Earth’s essence and connectivity with the universe. “As budding artists, making our art together has had a strong emotional impact and is one of our main forms of bonding. The intention of our visionary and abstract collection of works is for the viewer to feel Earth’s beauty and all the tools Mother Earth has provided for us.” First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Visit all of the locations and celebrate our creative community. Free.

Fabulous Friday Nights
Fridays through February: February 3 @ 4–11 PM
Sundown Mountain Resort

Ski/snowboard under the stars! Join Sundown for Fabulous Friday Nights every Friday in January and February at Sundown Mountain Resort. Ski/snowboard from 4–11 p.m. $36 Lift, $65 lift and rental. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. sundownmtn.com.

Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools
Friday, February 3 @ 4–6 PM
University of Dubuque Multicultural Student Center
A high-quality, expo-style traveling version of the exhibit Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools opens on the University of Dubuque’s campus with student-guided tours on Friday, Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Multicultural Student Center, Peter and Susan Smith Welcome Center. The exhibit will be on display through March. Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools is an original exhibition developed by the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, IA, that examines the concept of the school-to-prison pipeline. The African American Museum of Iowa’s website states, “Elements of the criminal justice system have entered public schools around the country, resulting in zero tolerance policies and student policing that disproportionately effect children of color.” Suspended: Systemic Oppression in Our Schools is hosted by UD’s Department of Education, UD’s Department of Philosophy, Politics, and History, and UD’s Office of Multicultural Student Engagement. To schedule a student-guided tour, contact Angie Brandel, EdD, professor of teacher education, at ABrandel@dbq.edu or 563-213-0380. 2000 University Ave.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: February 3 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay Gamblers
February 3 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Recital Series: Joby Bell
Friday, February 3 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Born in 1968 in Statesville, North Carolina, organist Joby Bell earned a bachelor of music in organ and piano from Appalachian State University and a master of music and doctor of musical arts in organ from Rice University. He has served on the faculty of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University since 2004 where he teaches organ and church music studies. His teaching specializes in practice techniques, memorization, service playing, choral accompanying, and maintaining grace under pressure – lessons always best taught by example. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $15. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Steve Gillespie
February 3 and 4 @ 8 PM
The Comedy Bar
Gillespie’s act a is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona that has earned him spots at some of the best festivals in country including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, 10k Laughs, and High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. He was named a finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic, runner up for Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest, and his debut album, Steve Fever, was named a top 10 comedy album of the year by ComedyReviews.com. $18 GA; $25 VIP. 333 E 10th St. comedybar.com.

Deal Breakers
Friday, February 3 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Deal Breakers is a Dubuque band playing your favorite songs from 1990s and 2000s. Must be 21. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Sacred Partnerships with Shannon & Eric Evans
February 3–5
Shalom Spirituality Center

Join Shannon and Eric Evans during this sacred time with your partner and explore the contemplative dimensions, joys, and demands of committed romantic partnerships in a weekend retreat setting. All genders and partnerships are affirmed and welcome. Shannon Evans is the author of Rewilding Motherhood, Luminous, Embracing Weakness, and the forthcoming Feminist Prayers for My Daughter. She serves as the Spirituality and Culture editor at National Catholic Reporter. Eric Evans was a composer of avant-garde sound art before earning a graduate certificate in spiritual direction from St. John’s School of Theology and opening a private practice. The couple enjoys a quiet life on the prairies of Iowa, where they are raising chickens and children. Overnight and commuter options available. RSVP by Jan. 25. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

365ink Impact Awards Nominations Deadline
February 3

The 14th 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank, make a live in-person return in 2023 after two years off in-person recognitions due to the pandemic. We’re thrilled to finally gather together once again to recognize those who are making an impact on our community in the wake of COVID-19’s ongoing ramifications and with eyes on a brighter future for our community. The mission at 365ink is to help connect people to relationships, opportunities, and the best possible living experiences in our community. And the 365ink Impact Awards are designed to honor those who choose to make the effort to impact the community in the spirit of our mission. Do you know a person, an organization, or a business who did something particularly special in 2022 and deserves a shout-out for their efforts? Maybe it’s someone who’s been knocking it out of the park year in and year out and deserves a nod just for keeping the bar set high all of these years. Nominate them now for a 2023 365ink Impact Award. This year’s awards will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar. dubuque365.com/impact-awards.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: February 4 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: February 4 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

She Unites Recess: Snowshoeing at Proving Grounds
Saturday, February 4 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Proving Grounds

The guide will take the group on an hour-and-a-half or so excursion through this glorious park with Dubuque County Conservation. Hike the snow-covered singletrack trails and explore this beautiful park in Dubuque. All are welcome regardless of experience. She Unites Recess is an intentional community-building activity-based program. She Unites is on a mission to connect amazing women through unique opportunities that get them out of their comfort zones. RSVP. Free. 10616 W. John Deere Rd. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Early Explorers: R is for Rain
1st Saturday: February 4 @ 10–11 AM
1st Tuesday: February 7 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party
February 4 @ 3 & 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

“Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour, and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high-voltage entertainment featuring the hit songs of the 1950s, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and many more. Mueller, the critically-acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Winter Cabaret
Saturday, February 4 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Charles and Romona Myers Center Steffens Hall
The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts present Winter Cabaret directed by Kristen Eby, MM, head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, director of choral activities, and assistant professor of music. The cabaret will feature modern pop and musical theater performances from students in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. A variety of desserts will be served during this special musical benefit that will support the UD music program. Freewill donations will be accepted. 2000 University Ave. 563-589-3000. dbq.edu.

Young & Filthy Fashion Show
Saturday, February 4 @ 7–9 PM
Kennedy Mall

Patrick Tucker and the Rise Up models bring Young & Filthy fashion to the Kennedy Mall. They will display the latest urban fashion on the runway plus enjoy food, drink, and great music. The event starts with all access to the LGV Selfie Museum along with the free 360 photobooth. Then, the fashion show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Free before 7:30 p.m. 555 JFK Rd. facebook.com/StayYoungStayFilthy.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Birds Fly, We Dance
Saturday, February 4 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 5 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Hablamos español! This program will thrill you with the rhythms and sounds of Latin-America! This program covers a wide range of styles including music by Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, and American composers. The moving elegy by American composer Gabriela Lena Frank reflects her Peruvian ancestry with stylistic elements of Peruvian panpipes. The Sinfonía Buenos Aires by Piazzolla includes two bandoneóns, a type of accordion, for that characteristic Argentinian sound. The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra adds a touch of “wild youth” as they join the DSO for the finale, the much loved Danzón No. 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez. The Saturday, Feb. 4 concert ticket includes admission to afterparty with a free Latin dance lesson with Adam’s Dance Connection from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the arena.  Cash bar and concessions available. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Steve Gillespie
February 4 @ 8 PM
The Comedy Bar
Gillespie’s act a is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona that has earned him spots at some of the best festivals in country including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, 10k Laughs, and High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. He was named a finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic, runner up for Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest, and his debut album, Steve Fever, was named a top 10 comedy album of the year by ComedyReviews.com. $18 GA; $25 VIP. 333 E 10th St. comedybar.com.

IPop
Saturday, February 4 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

The latest generation of music has a longer lasting battery and more memory, churning out pop, rock, hip-hop, country, ‘80s, ‘90s, and current hits. Must be 21. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Logan Springer and The Wonderfully Wild
Saturday, February 4 @ 10 PM
The Lift
Logan Springer is an alt-country-Americana singer-songwriter from small town (Tremont) Central Illinois currently residing on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities… by way of Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO. Logan has spent his adult life in a myriad of locales, collecting experiences, friends, and stories. Music was not an integral part of his raising and came later in life for him, but his thirst for storytelling and trying to understand the complexities of the world have always been present. Diving headfirst into the catalogs of artists like Jason Isbell, Neil Young, John Steinbeck, and more recently Tyler Childers and Donald Ray Pollock opened up a whole new world for him as a writer. Now backed by an all-star cast of musicians from the Quad Cities, Logan’s songs have been fully realized and are ready for the stage. Free. 180 Main St, Lower Level. facebook.com/theliftdubuque.

31st Annual Key West Fire/EMS Fundraiser
February 4
Key West Community Fire Department
The traditional dinner and auction includes an online auction for the general public. Proceeds are used to purchase emergency medical and firefighting equipment. 10640 Lake Eleanor Rd. 563-599-4129.

Musical Musings
Sunday, February 5 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater

DSO Music Director and Conductor, William Intriligator, presents a pre-concert lecture prior to the Sunday Birds Fly, We Dance performance. Free. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 3: Birds Fly, We Dance
Sunday, February 5 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
Hablamos español! This program will thrill you with the rhythms and sounds of Latin-America! This program covers a wide range of styles including music by Brazilian, Argentinian, Mexican, and American composers. The moving elegy by American composer Gabriela Lena Frank reflects her Peruvian ancestry with stylistic elements of Peruvian panpipes. The Sinfonía Buenos Aires by Piazzolla includes two bandoneóns, a type of accordion, for that characteristic Argentinian sound. The Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra adds a touch of “wild youth” as they join the DSO for the finale, the much loved Danzón No. 2 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Souper Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 5 @ 3 and 5 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead

Convivium Urban Farmstead is partnering with River Bend Foodbank for this unique fundraising event to raise awareness about poverty and food insecurity in our community. When you arrive at the event, you will be able to select a handmade ceramic bowl created and donated by local artists. You can then fill that bowl with soup donated by local restaurants. The bowl is then yours to keep! You will hear from speakers about poverty and food access issues within our Dubuque community and learn what you can do to help. Ticket proceeds go to St. Stephen’s Foodbank (a branch of River Bend Foodbank) and Convivium Urban Farmstead. $35. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: February 6 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Rising Lion w/ J Dot Mane, Keiyo, Prince Ace
Monday, February 6 @ 7 PM
Fox Den Motel
With over 20 years of touring under their belt, Rising Lion comes to Dubuque to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday with a blend of covers of the king of reggae and originals. Joined by local rap artists, J Dot Mane, Keiyo and Prince Ace. Rising Lion is a veteran touring and recording artist with a remarkable and innovative mix of roots reggae, dancehall, R&B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and hip-hop in his sound. $10. 920 Main St. foxdenmotel.com.

Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture Series: Max Stossel
Monday, February 6 @ 7 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year, Max Stossel is an award-winning artist who provides a unique and much needed perspective on the role of technology in our homes, schools, and in our society. As youth and education advisor for the Center for Humane Technology, Stossel is active in spreading the word about and creating resources for managing the role of social media in our lives. Before taking the position there, he worked as a media strategist designing the same notification structures and systems to distract people that he now raises awareness about. The University of Dubuque Wendt Character Initiative promotes a campus culture of excellent moral character and purposeful lives. Free. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Snow Stomping Volunteers
Tuesday, February 7 @ 8 AM–4:30 PM
Washington Park

The 2023 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival takes place Feb. 9–12, in Washington Park. To prepare for the event, volunteers are needed to “stomp snow” in wooden forms to create the blocks of snow that will be carved by sculpting teams throughout the week and by the community during Sunday’s festival activities. Creating a compact, consistent block of snow is essential for providing the highest quality ‘canvas’ for sculptors to work from. It is physically demanding but invigorating work that plays a big role in bringing one of Dubuque’s most loved community art events to life. Ages 18+. 701 Locust St. 563-581-9688. cityofdubuque.org/winterarts.

Early Explorers: R is for Rain
1st Tuesday: February 7 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Reading That Matters: Convicted
Tuesday, February 7 @ 3:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

Discuss Convicted: An Innocent Man, the Cop Who Framed Him, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship by Jameel Zookie McGee, Andrew Collins, and Mark Tabb. Falsely convicted, McGee, a black man, spent three years in federal prison thanks to over-zealous narcotics officer Collins (a white man). Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released—when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness. As current as today’s headlines, this explosive true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation. Reading That Matters is a continuing series of book discussions inviting readers to meet people (through reading) who come from differing backgrounds and/or have different beliefs or experiences from their own. It is hoped that these books and their discussions of them will help to open our minds and hearts to those around us whom we might not otherwise have the opportunity to know. Facilitated by Eileen Miller, OSF. RSVP by Feb. 6. $6. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Strawberries for the Home Garden
Tuesday, February 7 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque County ISU Extension Office

Grab your sweetheart and get ready for spring at this workshop. Learn how to start a new strawberry bed, how to care for an existing bed, season extension, and improving your yield. It will be “jam” packed with information, so don’t miss out on signing up for this event. Space is limited. RSVP by Feb. 3. Free. 563-583-6496. bit.ly/dbqstrawberry.

Native Book Discussion Series: Becoming Kin
Tuesday, February 7 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online

Discuss Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future by Patty Krawec. Throughout 2023, Eric Anglada, Sinsinawa’s Ecological Programming Coordinator, will be leading a Native book discussion via Zoom. This book discussion series is an invitation to deeply engage with wisdom, pain, challenge, tragedy, beauty, history, land and much more through the words of Native women. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Romeo and Juliet
Tuesday, February 7 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

William Shakespeare’s iconic and timeless Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories in literature. The gripping drama spun out of the ancient grudge between two families makes Romeo and Juliet as relevant to modern society as it was to audiences four centuries ago. Star-crossed lovers follow their passion to the ultimate tragic end. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare offers some of the most glorious poetry ever written. Spoken by complex and memorable characters, the poetry establishes the standard for all love stories written since. With gorgeous costumes and music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards, and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh production breathes new life into this outlasting tale.  Free 30-minute lecture precedes this performance at 6:30 p.m. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $28–$40. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

The Solar System
Wednesday, February 8 @ 4 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Using the book Exploring the Solar System by Jill McDonald, learn all about the solar system and make a model to take home. Ages 6–11. RSVP required. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. carnegiestout.org.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: February 8 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Legacy of Agriculture at Sinsinawa: 175 Years of Farming
Wednesday, February 8 @ 6–7 PM
Online

Farming has been a way of life at the Mound since 1847, when Father Samuel Mazzuchelli founded the order of Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. Laurana Snyder, Sinsinawa Mound’s Horticulturist and Farm Coordinator, will walk you through the past legacy of farming at Sinsinawa and explore where the future of farming is taking them. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

She Unites: The Family’s First
3rd Wednesday: February 8 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center
February event is held on 2/8. Born and raised in Chicagoland, Sharanā Baker moved to Dubuque in 2015 and found herself living in a predominately white city. She began to notice a passion for minority and underrepresented populations. The struggles of the past and passion helped to guide her down the path of bringing this discussion to the forefront of our community. She attended Loras College and graduated with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and then Clarke University with a Masters in Social Work. She is the Assistant Director for the Center of Inclusion and Advocacy at Loras College and the Director of the First-Generation Scholars Program. Her daily work is centered around providing insight and passion-driven wisdom to the students and families seeking direction or life change. An inclusive women’s group working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

She Unites Rise: Sleep Architecture
2nd Wednesday through May: February 8 @ 7–9 PM
University of Dubuque MTAC Building
Rachel Herman, MS, RN, APNP is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of The University of Iowa and Northern Illinois University. Her healthcare background has included Intensive Care, Infectious Disease, and Primary Care with a special interest in Adolescent & Young Adult medicine. College Health is her favorite area, and she sees students for primary care needs through age 22 yrs as the Administrative Director of Student Health at UW Platteville. Rachel loves spending time with her husband, children, and riding horses. Rise is a program designed specifically for high school girls in the Dubuque area. She Unites is on a mission to equip teenage girls with education and skills for real life. It is a place for young women to make friends and find support in the transition to adulthood phase of life. No pre-registration is required. Free. 2000 University Ave. 608-218-4756. sheunitesiowa.com.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Nancy Jesse
Wednesday, February 8 @ 7 PM
Online

Nancy Jesse won the Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring in fiction for her short story “Notes to the New Facilitator of the Reminiscence Writing Group at Sunnyvale Retirement Community.” She grew up on a dairy farm in Barron County, studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked for over thirty years as an educator. She lives in Madison and has published both prose and poetry and co-edited two anthologies. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Opening Doors’ Trivia Bowl
Thursday, February 9 @ 5:30 PM
Grand River Center
Doors open at 5:30 PM with the EXIT REALTY Tailgating Party. 10 rounds of trivia starts at 7 p.m. This annual event features a wide variety of trivia topics, raffles, mulligans, and cash prizes for the top three teams. “Our unique Trivia Bowl event is the perfect way to kick off Super Bowl weekend,” comments Ann Lorenz, Development & Marketing Director.” She adds, “This year Johnny Rhodes, Host of the “Morning Rock Show” on 97.3 The Rock will return as our Master of Ceremonies.” Opening Doors is a nonprofit organization who helps women and children who are experiencing homelessness. They provide goal setting and life skills training that enable the women to achieve their full potential. Since 2000, Opening Doors has served over 4,500 women and children through a continuum of services. Food and full bar available for purchase. $15. 500 Bell St. 563-582-7480. OpeningDoorsDBQ.org/Trivia.

Movie Screening: She Said
Thursday, February 9 @ 6 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, She Said (2022) is a drama based on the critically acclaimed nonfiction book by New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor who broke a story about sexual assault that helped launch the #MeToo movement. The movie is 2 hours 9 minutes long and is rated R for “language and descriptions of sexual assault.” Closed captioning or subtitles will be turned on. Seating is first come, first served. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-589-4225. carnegiestout.org.

Chow Bella Book Group: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Thursday, February 9 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A book group for foodies. Discuss Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya von Bremzen. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts
Thursday, February 9 @ 7 PM
Friday, February 10 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon… This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from the West End, from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life. Don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage! $29–$59. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Them Coulee Boys
Thursday, February 9 @ 7 PM
Fox Den Motel

Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends folk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. They sing their conversational songs in four-part harmony, often with a banjo stomp and rhythm section punch that drives the audience onto the dance floor and into community. $12. 920 Main St. foxdenmotel.com.

2 Across
February 9–11 @ 7 PM
February 12 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

Take a trip back to the ‘90s, with this family-friendly romantic comedy, and find out if opposites really do attract. Two strangers meet on an early morning San Francisco BART train, both working on The New York Times crossword puzzle. Tender moments and sitcom-like hilarity ensue. Professional actors Michael Crawford and Cindy Tegtmeyer star in this 2-person, 80-minute play, directed by Stephanie Beck, with Technical Director, Jan Lavacek. Crawford has performed in several radio shows and table readings at the Galena Center for the Arts, as well as lending his talents to the Cemetery Walk. These days, he can be found prowling the streets of Galena at night as part of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Tegtmeyer has appeared in various radio shows at the Galena Center for the Arts, in Broad Ideas Spoken Word, at Bell Tower Theater, and the Galena Cemetery Walk. She also portrays Irish maid, Sadie, with The Haunted Galena Tour Company. 971 Gear St, Galena, IL. 815-402-3111. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Fabulous Friday Nights
Fridays through February: February 10 @ 4–11 PM
Sundown Mountain Resort

Ski/snowboard under the stars! Join Sundown for Fabulous Friday Nights every Friday in January and February at Sundown Mountain Resort. Ski/snowboard from 4–11 p.m. $36 Lift, $65 lift and rental. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. sundownmtn.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Dubuque Museum of Art Community-Wide Art Competition Deadline
Friday, February 10 @ 5 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

This annual event celebrates the strong ties within Dubuque’s rich arts community. Entrants are asked to create an original piece of art inspired by “Carnival of the Animals,” which is featured in the DSO’s March 2023 concerts. Artwork must be submitted to the Dubuque Museum of Art by Friday, Feb. 10. There are four categories: elementary school students (K–5), middle and high school students (grades 6–12), college students and adults, and photography (all ages). One winner and up to three honorable mentions will be chosen per category. The top four winners will take home two tickets to the DSO’s performance of “Carnival of the Animals” (March 4–5 at Five Flags Theater), one family membership to the Dubuque Museum of Art, and their work will serve as cover art for the DSO’s March concert program book. 701 Locust St. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: February 10 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, February 10 @ 6–8 PM
Dubuque Y Gymnasium

The family-favorite Daddy Daughter Dance is gearing up for the annual night of fun with the Dubuque Y. This event is designed for children ages 3 to 12 and an important man in their life (dad, stepdad, grandpa, uncle, etc.). The party includes dinner, desserts, crafts, a photo booth, and dancing. $30 Adult and child member; $40 non-members; $5 each additional child. 35 N Booth St. 563-556-3371. dubuquey.org/daddydaughter.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts
Friday, February 10 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon… This Olivier Award nominated show comes to the USA direct from the West End, from the creators of the international smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life. Don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage! $29–$59. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

R is for Risque
Friday, February 10 @ 7–8 PM
Mathias Ham Historic Site

Does it take you a long time to get ready for a night out? Imagine getting ready in the 1850s with layers of undergarments and clothing! If you’ve ever been curious about historical fashion trends, head to at the Mathias Ham Historic Site for a Galentine’s event. Snacks, mocktails, soft drinks, and water will be available while you enjoy a presentation and engage in discussion on clothing’s purposes and challenges women faced during the Ham sisters’ era. All ages, but may contain topics not suitable for children. $12 Members, $15 non-members. 2241 Lincoln Ave. 563-557-9545. rivermuseum.com.

2 Across
February 10–11 @ 7 PM
February 12 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

Take a trip back to the ‘90s, with this family-friendly romantic comedy, and find out if opposites really do attract. Two strangers meet on an early morning San Francisco BART train, both working on The New York Times crossword puzzle. Tender moments and sitcom-like hilarity ensue. Professional actors Michael Crawford and Cindy Tegtmeyer star in this 2-person, 80-minute play, directed by Stephanie Beck, with Technical Director, Jan Lavacek. Crawford has performed in several radio shows and table readings at the Galena Center for the Arts, as well as lending his talents to the Cemetery Walk. These days, he can be found prowling the streets of Galena at night as part of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Tegtmeyer has appeared in various radio shows at the Galena Center for the Arts, in Broad Ideas Spoken Word, at Bell Tower Theater, and the Galena Cemetery Walk. She also portrays Irish maid, Sadie, with The Haunted Galena Tour Company. 971 Gear St, Galena, IL. 815-402-3111. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 10–11, 16–18, and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 12, 19, and 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Friday, February 10 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Nearly 30 years after his passing, pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of jazz. Count Basie is the only bandleader in the history of jazz to have his orchestra still performing sold out concerts internationally. During their record-breaking tenure, the Count Basie Orchestra has scored 18 Grammy Awards, performed for royalty, and has featured some of the greatest soloists in music history. Rapidly-paced fanfare filled with groove and Louisiana-inspired dirty trombone licks make this lively performance a momentous and rare treat for audiences of all ages. Bisignano Art Gallery reception precedes the performance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $30–$45. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Foo Foo Dolls
Friday, February 10 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Unlike any other band you’ve ever seen, the Foo Foo Dolls features six lead singers, several from 90s National acts, all multi instrumentalists, in an ever-changing high energy all 90s stage show that will get people out of their seats! From Matchbox 20 to Rage, from Cake to Green Day, they don’t play B-sides, they play to get you engaged! Veterans of the Madison and National music scene, the Foo Foo Dolls bring the highest energy stage show that is professional both on stage and off! Foo Foo Dolls can’t wait to bring their brand of 90s nostalgia and a night of unforgettable entertainment to you. Must be 21. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Johnny Beehner, Josh Alton
Friday, February 10 @ 8 PM
Milestone Event Center (Farley, IA)

Johnny Beehner puts on a good, clean show that will leave you in stitches. With a background in improvisational theater, including training at Chicago’s prestigious Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, Johnny brings a very unique style to the stage. He made his network television debut in January of 2015 as one of the last comedians to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also made numerous appearances on FOX’s Laughs, has appeared on AXS’s Gotham Comedy Live, and regularly appears on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. Serving dinner at 6 p.m. Single, couple, and non-dinner options available. $30–$95. 27317 Olde Farley Rd, Farley, IA. facebook.com/milestoneeventcenterfarley.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: February 11 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Kristina Marie Castañeda & Shawn Healy
2nd Saturday through April: February 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Ice Fishing Clinic
Saturday, February 11 @ 10 AM
Mud Lake

Bundle up and learn the basics of ice fishing with all gear and knowledge provided for you. Bring the kids to do some kick sledding and auger racing too, all equipment is provided. This is a great opportunity for those who have never ice-fished before, those who have little experience, and an easy way to get the family outside. Anyone under 16 years old does not need a fishing license to fish Iowa waters. Instructors will assist youth in catching fish, if adults would like to fish as well, an Iowa DNR fishing license is needed to do so. RSVP requested. 22312 Golf Lake Rd. 563-556-6745. facebook.com/dubuquecountyconservation.

Ice Golf Classic
Saturday, February 11 @ 10 AM
Mid-Town Marina (East Dubuque, IL)

St. Mark Youth Enrichment welcomes teams in wacky costumes with fun sleds to the frozen Mid-Town Marina in East Dubuque for the organization’s “coolest” fundraising event of 2023. The St. Mark Ice Golf Classic begins at 10 a.m. with team check in starting at 8 a.m. Teams can sign up foursomes for a fun and competitive 18 holes of Ice Golf at stmarkyouthenrichment.org/icegolf by calling 563-582-6211 x110. Inexperienced ice golfers need not worry: there will be awards for best sled and best-dressed team and an overall themed costume and sled combo. Each team will consist of four golfers. The teams will golf a course constructed from snow, ice, and donated Christmas trees created by the St. Mark ICEMen. In addition to the event, St. Mark will be holding a 50/50 raffle drawing and a public online silent auction. Prizes include local staycations, backyard fun, winter and summer experiences, and much more. Bidders need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the kids in St. Mark Youth Enrichment programs. The event is hosted by Mid-Town Marina and local sponsors. 285 5th St, East Dubuque, IL. 563-582-6211 x110. stmarkyouthenrichment.org/icegolf.

Forest Ecology at the Mound
Saturday, February 11 @ 10–11 AM
Sinsinawa Mound Center (Sinsinawa, WI)

Birds, bugs, and beauty galore! Find all this and more at the Mound this winter and spring season. Join Laurana Snyder to hike and learn all about forest ecology in our little slice of the Driftless. This is an outdoor activity where you will be hiking on and off trail, so be sure to bring sturdy hiking boots and weather-appropriate clothing. In case of snow, you may want to bring snowshoes or ice tracks with you. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: February 11 @ 2–4 PM
Shake Rag Alley CFA (Mineral Point, WI) and Online
Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

New Hope Baptist Church Choir Concert
Saturday, February 11 @ 6 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

Featuring the New Hope Baptist Church choir from St. Paul, MN. Free. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

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

Join the Dubuque County Fairgrounds for the Buddy Holly Dance. Music by BMW Music. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with free dance lessons provided by Adam’s Dance Connection, Peggy Sue Look-A-Like ’50s-Style Contest, Best Dressed Couple ’50s-Style Contest, Best ’50s & ’60s Dance Contest, door prizes, and full concessions. Ages 18+. $7 ADV, $9 door. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. dbqfair.com.

Chapel Hart with Special Guest Lucas Hoge
Saturday, February 11 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Chapel Hart has found a way to gift wrap their Mississippi roots & Louisiana spice and share it with listeners around the world. Consisting of sisters Danica and Devynn Hart along with cousin Trea Swindle, the trio went from singing together as children in Hart’s Chapel, to a world-class group whose colorful and contagious energy has flourished into a full live band experience that fills venues at home and around the country. Chapel Hart has an amazing ability to tug on your heartstrings with a tender yet powerful ballad, then have you pumping your fist in unison to the pulse of hard-hitting music. The cohesiveness of the band has not gone unnoticed as they have garnered thousands of fans from all over the world and have received hundreds of thousands of views on-line of their performances. In 2021 Chapel Hart was inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country, the institution that has been known to help up and coming female country artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBride, and Gabby Barrett…to name a few. This Mississippi trio’s music has reached fans around the globe earning them the title of “International Group of the Year” as well as “International Song of the Year” for the single “You Can Have Him Jolene” in Scotland. They were also nominated in multiple categories by the British CMAs including “Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year” for their sophomore release “The Girls Are Back In Town.” $39–$125. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

2 Across
February 11 @ 7 PM
February 12 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

Take a trip back to the ‘90s, with this family-friendly romantic comedy, and find out if opposites really do attract. Two strangers meet on an early morning San Francisco BART train, both working on The New York Times crossword puzzle. Tender moments and sitcom-like hilarity ensue. Professional actors Michael Crawford and Cindy Tegtmeyer star in this 2-person, 80-minute play, directed by Stephanie Beck, with Technical Director, Jan Lavacek. Crawford has performed in several radio shows and table readings at the Galena Center for the Arts, as well as lending his talents to the Cemetery Walk. These days, he can be found prowling the streets of Galena at night as part of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Tegtmeyer has appeared in various radio shows at the Galena Center for the Arts, in Broad Ideas Spoken Word, at Bell Tower Theater, and the Galena Cemetery Walk. She also portrays Irish maid, Sadie, with The Haunted Galena Tour Company. 971 Gear St, Galena, IL. 815-402-3111. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
February 11 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 11, 16–18, and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 12, 19, and 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Vicebox
February 11 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

ViceBox has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the most versatile and entertaining bands in Eastern Iowa. Each member brings influences as diverse as a member of a metal band, a member of a marching band, and our ultimate musical customer service advocates – experienced wedding DJs. The result is one of the most diverse mixes of music, designed specifically to keep guests entertained and on their feet. ViceBox creates a fun, interactive stage show that often features guest appearances. With all six members of ViceBox taking on lead vocal responsibilities, ViceBox delivers high energy “rock and roll,” fun twists on some of your favorites, and just enough funk to keep you dancing. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Santeria
Saturday, February 11 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

The Midwest’s Tribute to Sublime is committed to delivering, live on stage, the sounds, songs, and vibe that used to only be found at Sublime shows back in the day. Performing the biggest Sublime hits, including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Badfish,” and more, along with fan favorites like “April 29, 1992,” “Caress Me Down,” “Garden Grove,” and more, SANTERIA: The Midwest’s Tribute to Sublime delivers the Long Beach Sublime style with an attention to detail that wins over audiences immediately and leaves them inspired to come back for more. Must be 21. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

STACKED: Chez, Zonik, Quincho, Mister Whiskerz
Saturday, February 11 @ 8:30 PM
Smokestack

STACKED Saturdays returns for their second show of 2023. Join Driftmore and Allegro Audio as Chez takes the stage with support from Zonik, Quincho, and Mister Whiskerz. Your home for bass in the Driftless. Venture underground to one of the region’s wildest spaces and join the crew by the fire for an incredible evening with some of the region’s best dubstep and EDM artists. $10. 62 East 7th St. smokestackdbq.com

Snake Discovery
Sunday, February 12 @ Noon–1 PM
EB Lyons Interpretive Center

Learn how beneficial snakes really are to our eco system. Are snakes slimy? Where can I find snakes? Where do they go in the winter? Find out all of these tidbits and more. This is an indoor program and will feature live animals. All ages. Free. 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd. 563-556-0620. minesofspain.org.

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Community Festival
Sunday, February 12 @ Noon– 4 PM
Washington Park and Dubuque Museum of Art

The 2023 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival takes place Feb. 9–12, in Washington Park with community festivities on Sunday, Feb. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is produced by the Dubuque Museum of Art in partnership with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The free, family-friendly community festival on Sunday boasts hands-on activities, food and beverage vendors, and People’s Choice voting in Washington Park and inside the Dubuque Museum of Art from noon to 4 p.m. Activities will include a community snow sculpting area with preformed blocks of snow and tools provided for anyone to try their hand at snow sculpting. Themed blocks will be inspired by Saint-Saëns’ whimsical musical masterpiece “Carnival of the Animals” in conjunction with Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s spring family concert. Teams of professional, amateur, and collegiate artists sculpt for four days, transforming 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team receives a cash prize and is offered the opportunity to represent the state of Iowa at the 2024 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI. 701 Locust St. cityofdubuque.org/winterarts.

Weekend Comedy
February 12, 19, and 25–26 @ 2 PM
February 16–18 and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

2 Across
February 12 @ 2 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)

Take a trip back to the ‘90s, with this family-friendly romantic comedy, and find out if opposites really do attract. Two strangers meet on an early morning San Francisco BART train, both working on The New York Times crossword puzzle. Tender moments and sitcom-like hilarity ensue. Professional actors Michael Crawford and Cindy Tegtmeyer star in this 2-person, 80-minute play, directed by Stephanie Beck, with Technical Director, Jan Lavacek. Crawford has performed in several radio shows and table readings at the Galena Center for the Arts, as well as lending his talents to the Cemetery Walk. These days, he can be found prowling the streets of Galena at night as part of The Haunted Galena Tour Company. Tegtmeyer has appeared in various radio shows at the Galena Center for the Arts, in Broad Ideas Spoken Word, at Bell Tower Theater, and the Galena Cemetery Walk. She also portrays Irish maid, Sadie, with The Haunted Galena Tour Company. 971 Gear St, Galena, IL. 815-402-3111. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: February 13 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Cocktail Class
Monday, February 13 @ 6–8 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Craft two drinks and enjoy food pairings. RSVP requested but walk ins welcome. $65/couple. 333 E 10th St. 563-564-1395.

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14 @ 5:30–8:30 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Celebrate Valentine’s Day surrounded by the creatures of the Mississippi. This adults-only experience features a five-course plated meal including an appetizer, soup, salad, entree, and dessert. A complimentary rose is given to each lady. Doors open and childcare is available at 5:30 p.m., and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Service runs until 8 p.m., and children must be picked up by 8:30 p.m. Staff-supervised programming is provided for potty-trained youth ages three and older for $8 per child for members and $13 per child for nonmembers. $60/person. RSVP by Feb. 2. 350 E 3rd St. 563-581-4986. teri@rivermuseum.com. rivermuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay Gamblers
February 14 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Emotional Boundaries 101
Wednesday, February 15 @ 9–11 AM
NICC Town Clock Business Center

We will define what a boundary is and is not, take a look at common boundary myths and discuss how to respectfully implement boundaries in both relationships and workplace environments. Join Courtney Misener to develop the foundation of your emotional intelligence skill set. $59. 680 Main St, Ste 100. 844-642-2338 x1399. nicc.edu/solutions.

A Night in Hawaii
Wednesday, February 15 @ 6:30 PM
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium and Jansen Music Hall

Escape the cold of an Iowa winter with Clarke University’s A Night in Hawaii, the annual Arts at Clarke event that explores cuisine and cultures from around the world. Attendees will enjoy performances from the Clarke Ensembles as well as special guests, the Lanakila’s, in Jansen Music Hall. Since 1991, Lanakila’s has brought the best in Polynesian entertainment to audiences around the world. From Japan, Korea, Mexico, Germany, England, and beyond, they have performed the songs and dances of the South Pacific in over 100 countries. “Lanakila’s performance is a celebration of Polynesian culture, music, dance, costumes, and stories,” said Joe Klinebriel, Professor of Drama at Clarke University and one of the organizers of A Night in Hawaii. “Clarke is proud to present educational opportunities through the arts to people throughout the Dubuque community.” Along with the performances, guests will enjoy Polynesian cuisine served in the Wahlert Atrium as part of an appetizer and dessert menu curated by Clarke University Dining Services. $15. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6550. clarke.edu/nightinhawaii.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Tom Pamperin
Wednesday, February 15 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI) and Online

Tom Pamperin was awarded first place in the Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction contest by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters for the short story “In Rock Springs When the Angel Trumpets Sound.” Pamperin is a teacher, writer, small boat sailor, and (very) occasional boat builder. He currently teaches English language and literature at IPS International School in Wrocław, Poland. Tom’s nonfiction appears regularly in Wooden Boat Magazine, Small Boats, and Small Craft Advisor. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Weekend Comedy
February 16–18 and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 19 and 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show
Friday, February 17 @ 4–8 PM
Saturday, February 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, February 19 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Whether you are planning to buy a new home, remodel your existing home, or if just want decorating tips for that special room, the annual Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show is for you. The show features home products and services, remodeling, and interior design ideas. Whether you want to dream, plan, improve or build, come and explore the current trends in the homebuilding industry. Joining the show again this year is internationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill, who entertain and educate thousands of backyard enthusiasts every year with the finer points of grilling. Mad Dog & Merrill travel the country performing in front of live audiences and hosting the TV series Mad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n, showing viewers how easy it is to be creative and entertain in their own backyard. Demonstration times are Friday at 4:30, 5:30, and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 4 p.m.; and Sunday at noon and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 12 and under with an adult. 500 Bell St. DubuqueHomebuilders.com.

Fabulous Friday Nights
Fridays through February: February 17 @ 4–11 PM
Sundown Mountain Resort

Ski/snowboard under the stars! Join Sundown for Fabulous Friday Nights every Friday in January and February at Sundown Mountain Resort. Ski/snowboard from 4–11 p.m. $36 Lift, $65 lift and rental. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. sundownmtn.com.

The Wizard of Oz Ballet Auditions
Friday, February 17 @ 4 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Would you like a chance to try out for a role in Erin Alarcón’s The Wizard of Oz? Up to 55 local young dancers (ages 9 and up) will be cast in this production and appear alongside professional dancers. Rehearsed in collaboration with Dubuque’s Academy of Ballet. RSVP required. 2255 Bennett St. 712-890-5590. amballet.org.

Broad Ideas Deadline
Friday, February 17 @ 4–6 PM
Saturday, February 18 @ 10 AM–Noon
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena IL)

Broad Ideas is community arts show committed to inclusion by dismantling patriarchy and misogyny through the telling of our stories. Every March at the Galena Center for the Arts, it continues to be a space for people to tell their stories through visual art, the written word, music, and performance. While inclusive feminism is always the overarching theme, this year’s prompt if in need of inspiration is “What makes you feel strong?” Artists and authors of all abilities welcome and encouraged. Broad Ideas purposely includes a wide range of ideas, artists, abilities, and events. Simply put, this show is for anyone that supports inclusion, equity, and the arts. Scholarships are available. 971 Gear St, Galena IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: February 17 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Grown-Up YogArt: Valentine’s Art Centers
3rd Friday: February 17 @ 6–9 PM
Challenge to Change

Join Challenge to Change for a fun, social evening of gentle yoga, wine, and art. The first hour will be spent in an all-levels yoga practice. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to socialize and get creative in an art project specially selected each month. Wine and art supplies included. Ages 21+. $30. 3337 Hillcrest Rd. 563-451-7034. challengetochangeinc.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 17–18 and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 19 and 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Battle for the Bluff Rodeo 2023
Friday, February 17 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

The Battle for the Bluff returns to Five Flags Center on February 17 and 18, showcasing three premiere rodeo events: bull riding, bareback bronc riding, and saddle bronc riding. Rodeo events will begin at 7:30 PM both days. The 18th is “Kids Day,” which offers youngsters a chance to meet the cowboys and rodeo clowns. Kids can also to learn how to throw a lasso and participate in stick horse races on the same dirt where the rodeo professionals compete. Kids activities will begin at 5:30 PM. The Battle for the Bluff Rodeo is organized by Sandburr Rodeo Productions and Wildhorse Productions, who promise two nights of heart-pounding, dirt in your face rodeo action for the whole family to enjoy. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Seasaw w/ Dick Hubert
Friday, February 17 @ 8 PM
Fox Den Motel

Seasaw, a duo based in Madison, WI, is Meg Golz (drums, synth, vocals) and Eve Wilczewski (guitar, vocals). Seasaw’s music is the product of two best friends continually exploring all of the ways they can construct a singular, sarcastic, indie-rock sound. They have performed alongside Chvrches, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Har Mar Superstar, Nada Surf, Shakey Graves, Lucius, and many others. $12. 920 Main St. foxdenmotel.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: February 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: February 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show
Saturday, February 18 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, February 19 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Whether you are planning to buy a new home, remodel your existing home, or if just want decorating tips for that special room, the annual Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show is for you. The show features home products and services, remodeling, and interior design ideas. Whether you want to dream, plan, improve or build, come and explore the current trends in the homebuilding industry. Joining the show again this year is internationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill, who entertain and educate thousands of backyard enthusiasts every year with the finer points of grilling. Mad Dog & Merrill travel the country performing in front of live audiences and hosting the TV series Mad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n, showing viewers how easy it is to be creative and entertain in their own backyard. Demonstration times are Friday at 4:30, 5:30, and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 4 p.m.; and Sunday at noon and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 12 and under with an adult. 500 Bell St. DubuqueHomebuilders.com.

Broad Ideas Deadline
Saturday, February 18 @ 10 AM–Noon
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena IL)

Broad Ideas is community arts show committed to inclusion by dismantling patriarchy and misogyny through the telling of our stories. Every March at the Galena Center for the Arts, it continues to be a space for people to tell their stories through visual art, the written word, music, and performance. While inclusive feminism is always the overarching theme, this year’s prompt if in need of inspiration is “What makes you feel strong?” Artists and authors of all abilities welcome and encouraged. Broad Ideas purposely includes a wide range of ideas, artists, abilities, and events. Simply put, this show is for anyone that supports inclusion, equity, and the arts. Scholarships are available. 971 Gear St, Galena IL. BroadIdeas.org.

Smoke On The Mountain
Saturday, February 18 @ 11 AM–5 PM
Sundown Mountain Resort

Get ready for another year of Smoke On The Mountain hosted by the Living For Brecken Foundation. Enjoy BBQ, presentation and demo of donated adaptive equipment, and live music at the newly renovated South Lodge. The day kicks off with Grillbilly’s BBQ selling food for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, boxes of wings and ribs will be available for sale until sold out. At 3 p.m., learn about adaptive ski equipment through a presentation and demo. See the adaptive equipment Sundown purchased from previous years’ fundraisers in action in their Beginner Area. The event closes out at 4 p.m. with the competition awards ceremony in the South Lodge. If you’re interested in entering the BBQ contest, get in touch with Daniella at 563-543-3541. Registration closes on Feb. 13. A $100 entrance fee is due at the time of registration. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. SundownMTN.com.

Chili Cook Off
Saturday, February 18 @ 3 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

Head to the Hook for a chili cook off. Small crockpots only. 100% payback. $10 per entry. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. 608-748-4728. facebook.com/sandyhooktavern.

JDIFF Gala: A Celebration of Animation
Saturday, February 18 @ 6 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque Grande Ballroom

Join the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival as they “celebrate animation” with an evening inspired by the film Coco. Get an exclusive first look at trailers for a collection of the 2023 Festival’s Official Selection. The night begins with a cocktail hour with cash bar, appetizers, and pre-fun. The dinner and auction follow at 7 p.m. Attire is colorful, festive, and inspired by the film Coco. $125. 200 Main St. julienfilmfest.com.

Lori Gravel and the Timber City Ramblers
Saturday February 18 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Featuring the local talents of Lori Gravel (lead vocal), Curt Lichter (drums), Mark Lyon (bass guitar), Danny Parker (lead guitar), Mark Oberfell (stringed instruments), and Shawn Vazquez (piano). This group made up of local musicians from Maquoketa and the surrounding areas will be playing all of your favorite songs from Loretta Lynn, Emmy Lou Harris, Patsy Cline, Linda Rondstadt and many more! Songs you may not have heard in a while and didn’t know you were missing! Come join Lori Gravel and the Timber City Ramblers for a great night of music and fun. This show is a fundraiser for the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. $22 ADV/$25 door adults, $13 ADV/$15 door ages 18 and under. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 18 and 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 19 and 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Battle for the Bluff Rodeo 2023
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

The Battle for the Bluff returns to Five Flags Center on February 17 and 18, showcasing three premiere rodeo events: bull riding, bareback bronc riding, and saddle bronc riding. Rodeo events will begin at 7:30 PM both days. The 18th is “Kids Day,” which offers youngsters a chance to meet the cowboys and rodeo clowns. Kids can also to learn how to throw a lasso and participate in stick horse races on the same dirt where the rodeo professionals compete. Kids activities will begin at 5:30 PM. The Battle for the Bluff Rodeo is organized by Sandburr Rodeo Productions and Wildhorse Productions, who promise two nights of heart-pounding, dirt in your face rodeo action for the whole family to enjoy. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Mark Cameron
Saturday, February 18 @ 8 PM
Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ (Bellevue, IA)

Minnesota-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Cameron has been active in live music for over 30 years. Mark began his performing career in the rich folk-rock scene of the early 1970s and brought this influence into several bands he founded during the 1980s and 1990s. Today Mark’s focus is centered on crafting original blues songs with strong melodies and memorable lyrics. 300 Potter Dr, Bellevue, IA. pottersmill.net.

Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show
Sunday, February 19 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Grand River Center

Whether you are planning to buy a new home, remodel your existing home, or if just want decorating tips for that special room, the annual Greater Dubuque Home and Builders Show is for you. The show features home products and services, remodeling, and interior design ideas. Whether you want to dream, plan, improve or build, come and explore the current trends in the homebuilding industry. Joining the show again this year is internationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill, who entertain and educate thousands of backyard enthusiasts every year with the finer points of grilling. Mad Dog & Merrill travel the country performing in front of live audiences and hosting the TV series Mad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n, showing viewers how easy it is to be creative and entertain in their own backyard. Demonstration times are Friday at 4:30, 5:30, and 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 4 p.m.; and Sunday at noon and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 12 and under with an adult. 500 Bell St. DubuqueHomebuilders.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 19 and 25–26 @ 2 PM
February 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Marriage is Murder
Sunday, February 19 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Looking for a Killer Night out on the town? The Baron Klaus and Baroness Hilda von Ludwig cordially invite you to the engagement party of their only daughter Heidi to the Count Froderick von Franck of Frankfurt, or is he? Let’s face it, marriage can be murder! Before the happy couple pronounces any “I dos,” the authorities pronounce… a death. Come help the Inspector at PRYE, SNEKE & PEEKATIM DETECTIVE AGENCY figure out WHODUNNIT. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: February 20 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Beginning Beekeeping
Tuesdays: February 21–March 28 @ 6–9 PM
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (Peosta, IA)

NICC is holding a six-session Beginning Beekeeping course at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety in Peosta. Attendees will learn about the industry through demonstrations with basic equipment and practicing the methods used in beekeeping. Bill Johnson of Johnson Honey Farm in Guttenberg, IA, will lead the sessions. Since 1993, he and his wife, Louise, have ran their farm. They now produce more than 20 different flavors of honey. $109. 8342 NICC Dr, Peosta, IA. sparrgroves@nicc.edu. nicc.edu/solutions.

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans
Tuesday, February 21 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Celebrate Mardi Gras! Doreen Ketchens’ Jazz New Orleans brings the best of
New Orleans to our stage. Combining clarinet, tuba/trombone, vocals, drums, and piano, this group’s primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world through performance and outreach. Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans has traveled the world performing their joyful, energetic, original, and soulful music in 47 states and 24 countries and counting. They have established a stellar reputation with millions of fans around the globe as well as online fame with over 85 million views and viral videos! Presented in cooperation with the Dubuque Arts Council with special guests UD Concert and Jazz Bands. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $27–$36. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: February 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Winter Writers Reading Series: DeWitt Clinton
Wednesday, February 22 @ 7 PM
Online

DeWitt Clinton won the Council for Wisconsin Writers Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award for Hello There. Clinton is the author of The Conquistador Dog Texts and The Coyot. Inca Texts (New Rivers Press), At the End of the War (Kelsay Books, 2018), On a Lake by a Moon: Fishing with the Chinese Masters, (Is A Rose Press, 2019), Hello There (Word Poetry, 2021) and six chapbooks. He is professor emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Statera February Book Club: Atlas of the Heart
Thursday, February 23 @ 5:30–6:30 PM
Statera Upper Level, Conference Room

Discuss Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown. Join each month for a time of thoughtful reflection and meaningful discussion on books all themed around mind, body, and spirit health and wellness. RSVP recommended. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Winter Film Series: A Decent Home
Thursday, February 23 @ 7 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Watch the documentary and Audience Choice at JDIFF 2022, A Decent Home. When housing on the lowest rung of the American dream is being devoured by the wealthiest of the wealthy, whose dream are we serving? A Decent Home addresses urgent issues of class and economic (im)mobility through the lives of mobile home park residents who can’t afford housing anywhere else. They are fighting for their homes—and their communities—as private equity firms and wealthy investors buy up parks, making sky-high returns on their investments while squeezing every last penny out of the mobile home owners who must pay rent for the land they live on. The event will include a Q&A with director Sara Terry. Voted one of the top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee by MovieMaker Magazine, the 12th annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is set for April 26–30, in downtown Dubuque. Free. 200 Bell St. JulienFilmFest.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 23–24 @ 7:30 PM
February 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

New World Brewing Curated Conversation
4th Thursday: February 23 @ 7:30 PM
Jubeck New World Brewing

Join strangers and friends for a pint (or NA beverage) and some uncommonly meaningful conversation. Conversation starters present a topic before attendees split into small groups for further discussion. Free. 115 W 11th St. 775-375-5692. jubeckbrewing.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: February 24 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
February 24 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 24 @ 7:30 PM
February 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Little Women
February 24 and 25; March 3 and 4 @ 7:30 PM
February 26 and March 5 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Fabulous Friday Nights
Fridays through February: February 24 @ 4–11 PM
Sundown Mountain Resort

Ski/snowboard under the stars! Join Sundown for Fabulous Friday Nights every Friday in January and February at Sundown Mountain Resort. Ski/snowboard from 4–11 p.m. $36 Lift, $65 lift and rental. 16991 Asbury Rd. 563-556-6676. sundownmtn.com.

Slamabama Band
February 24 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

From the first note to the last encore, the energy and intensity of SLAMABAMA will have your undivided attention. These 4 musicians’ incomparable stage presence can only be described as a uniquely perfect blend of country, rock and pop. SLAMABAMA’s show consists a female lead with energy and vocal range to burn, PLUS an additional male lead vocalist/lead guitarist. Add in a 3rd vocalist to round out their unique 2 and 3 part harmonies backed by a dynamic and tight rhythm section, and you’ve got “that SLAMABAMA sound.” They have built a reputation of unequaled stamina on stage as they seamlessly go from one song to the next at a breakneck pace. They always keep the energy and fun moving toward an out of control pace for a intense concert experience for all. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: February 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Dubuque On Ice Brewfest
Saturday, February 25 @ VIP: Noon; GA: 1 PM
Grand River Center

The 11th Annual Dubuque On Ice Brewfest is sure to satisfy your palate on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Grand River Center. The event starts at 1 p.m., but VIP ticket holders can get an early start at noon. Guests are welcome to sample a variety of unique craft beer and liquor, wine, local coffee, specialty cheese, sausage, chocolate, and more from more than 60 vendors. Proceeds support the National Brewery Museum & Library, Camp Albrecht Acres, and Research For The Kids. $44 GA; $59 VIP. 500 Bell St. 608-763-4002. DubuqueBrewfest.com.

Weekend Comedy
February 25–26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Black As You Are Art & Poetry Slam
February 25 and 26 @ 6–10 PM
The Spot Nutrition 
Come out and enjoy local talent from the Tri-State area ranging from painters and sculptors to spoken word artists. Hosted by Briana Thompson. Entry deadline is Feb. 17. Free. 356 Main St. BriThompsonCreative@gmail.com.

Cody Jinks with special guests The Steel Woods and Erin Viancourt
Saturday, February 25 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Cody Jinks, one of the stars of the modern outlaw country music movement, will make his return to Dubuque’s Five Flags Center on Saturday, February 25. Jinks has put on two previous successful shows at the venue, in July of 2021 and November of 2018. Described by Rolling Stone as having a “blue-collar brand of lived-in country,” Dallas area native Cody Jinks has emerged as one of the most popular stars of the modern branch of so-called “outlaw country.” After beginning his music career in a thrash metal band, Jinks transitioned to country music in the mid-2000s and has since released nine critically-acclaimed albums. Commercial success followed about a decade later, with 2016’s ‘I’m Not the Devil.’ The self-released album rose to the Top Ten of both Billboard’s Country and Indie albums charts. Jinks would again make the upper echelon of those rankings with 2018’s ‘Lifers,’ and 2019’s dual releases of ‘After the Fire’ and ‘The Wanting.’ Those two albums also occupied the top two spots on the album sales rankings from both iTunes and Apple Music. Jinks enjoys a particularly strong online fanbase, as his songs have been streamed on Spotify more than 552 million times. $50–$300. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Little Women
February 25; March 3 and 4 @ 7:30 PM
February 26 and March 5 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Slamabama Presents Shania/Swift
February 25 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Shania/Swift is a full length, two hour concert experience celebrating the music of Shania Twain and Taylor Swift.  Featuring interactive video, top notch production and the vocals, excitement and musicianship that has become synonymous with one of the nation’s top touring bands. The show opens with Slamabama presents Epic Church, celebrating the music of Eric Church! Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Just Friends 50+ Brunch
Last Sunday: February 26 @ 12:30 PM
Various Locations
Join for brunch and good company. Contact Maureen Tyne for location, newsletter, and more information. 815-297-3308.

Weekend Comedy
February 26 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater
The season begins with the romantic Weekend Comedy. A three-day weekend, two couples and one double-booked cabin is the recipe for a hilarious predicament. Young couple Jill and Tony booked a romantic cottage. The happily married middle-aged Jacksons did too… the same cabin. After the couples decide to share, it’s a clash of generations. A comedy about aging, marriage, and happiness is a Valentine’s Day treat. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Little Women
February 26 and March 5 @ 2 PM
March 3 and 4 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Larry Freiburger’s World Famous Wild Game Rib Roast
Sunday, February 26 @ 3 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

Head to the Hook for Larry Freiburger’s World Famous Wild Game Rib Roast. Wild game dishes are welcome. 3836 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI. 608-748-4728. facebook.com/sandyhooktavern.

Black As You Are Art & Poetry Slam
February 26 @ 6–10 PM
The Spot Nutrition 
Come out and enjoy local talent from the Tri-State area ranging from painters and sculptors to spoken word artists. Hosted by Briana Thompson. Entry deadline is Feb. 17. Free. 356 Main St. BriThompsonCreative@gmail.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: February 27 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Area Humanists: Charles Darwin
Monday, February 27 @ 6:30–8 PM
DBQ Co Public Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)
Charles Darwin, in character, invites you to join him in his study at Down House near Kent, England, 16 miles south of London on an evening in October 1881. He will chat about his life and work. The information presented in the play is factual.
Floyd Sandford, PhD. professor emeritus of biology, from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa has performed his play to acclaim over forty times around the United States. Cultivate a community who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. 563-580-1904. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
February 28 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

March 2023

Winter Writers Reading Series: Jennifer Morales
Wednesday, March 1 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI) and Online

Jennifer Morales was awarded the Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award for “The Doorman,” published in the anthology Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, by Black Lawrence Press. Morales is a poet, fiction writer and performance artist whose work wrestles with questions of gender, identity, complicity and harm. Raised in the Chicago area, she spent nearly 25 years in Milwaukee. Recent publications include poems in MAYDAY, Glass Poetry and Stoneboat. An excerpt of her unpublished novel, Junction, appeared in the spring 2017 issue of the literary journal The Account, and another excerpt appears in Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars (Flashpoint, 2017), edited by S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: March 3 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Little Women
March 3 and 4 @ 7:30 PM
March 5 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Junk FM
March 3 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Genre-bending mashups and juxtaposing styles, Junk FM delivers an infectious high energy show by a crack team of musician-performers who just wanna’ see how ridiculous the dance floor can get over the course of the night. From Garth Brooks to Lady Gaga in one slamming step, simultaneous Eminem and Green Day, Cee Lo Green meets Rod Stewart all while stealing your drink! Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

First Fridays
1st Friday: March 3
Various Locations in Dubuque
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: March 4 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: March 4 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Early Explorers: S is for Sea Star
1st Saturday: March 4 @ 10–11 AM
1st Tuesday: March 7 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Spring Family Concert
March 4 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
Ignite your child’s imagination and love of music with this delightful, engaging, kid-sized DSO concert: a wonderful experience for the whole family! Saint-Saëns’ whimsical musical masterpiece Carnival of the Animals comes alive onstage with the Heartland Marimba Quartet! Stuffed with musical jokes, the composer offers an amusing portrait of various animals in this “grand zoological fantasy”. Approximately one hour in length, this concert also features memorable movie music from The Avengers, Encanto, Harry Potter and more! Wear a costume and stick around for post concert activities including photo booth, activity tables and instrument petting zoo! 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Des Moines Buccaneers
March 4 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Carnival of the Animals
Saturday, March 4 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 5 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The DSO welcomes back the Heartland Marimba Quartet—by popular demand after their debut with the DSO in 2021—to create that mesmerizing sight and sound of four marimbas with orchestra! This time they perform the world premiere of a gorgeous piece by American composer Kevin Romanski as well as an old favorite to celebrate a wide range of wildlife: Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Bizet’s youthful, energetic, and very lyrical Symphony in C opens the program. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Little Women
March 4 @ 7:30 PM
March 5 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Robin: The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience
March 4 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Spend an evening with America’s premiere Robin Williams tribute artist, Roger Kabler. You will feel you are in the presence of one of the funniest and most heralded comedic icons of the 21st century.  Robin was not only a wonderful actor and stand-up comedian, but a philosopher and humanitarian.  The show you will see is funny, poignant and sometimes just a wild ride through the mind of a lovable madman.  Robin seemed to always be teetering on the edge of childlike innocence even when he was being naughty. If you never had the chance to see him in concert, now is the time. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

The HYPE!
Saturday, March 4 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

The HYPE is stacked with previous members of Arch Allies. Are you ready to rock it like the ’80s? Four rebellious rock stars, who three of them you know from Arch Allies, bring to you: The HYPE! All the rock music you know and love, brought to you by rockers themselves! Playing everything from Def Leppard to Bon Jovi to Aerosmith and more! It’s nothing but big hair, tight pants and a passion to ROCK! Out of the pure love of music, this band was formed to give you all the nostalgic feels that the 80’s had to offer. Whether you’re a head banger, an air guitarist, or just there to watch, The HYPE has got what you need! So grab your spandex, leg warmers and high waisted jeans, because you won’t want to miss a thing with The HYPE! Must be 21. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Paddington Gets in a Jam
Sunday, March 5 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

For over 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about Paddington. Paddington is popular with both children and adults who feel a deep affection and warmth towards him. Paddington Gets in a Jam was selected as a New York Times Critic’s Pick when it debuted Off-Broadway in November 2019. Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for television and twice on the big screen, with Paddington and Paddington 2, with a third film in the works. A new Paddington TV series launched on Nickelodeon in 2020. A Jonathan Rockefeller Production produced by Bear About the House, LLC. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $21–$30 Adults, $16 children, $5 lap seat. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 4: Carnival of the Animals
Sunday, March 5 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The DSO welcomes back the Heartland Marimba Quartet—by popular demand after their debut with the DSO in 2021—to create that mesmerizing sight and sound of four marimbas with orchestra! This time they perform the world premiere of a gorgeous piece by American composer Kevin Romanski as well as an old favorite to celebrate a wide range of wildlife: Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Bizet’s youthful, energetic, and very lyrical Symphony in C opens the program. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Little Women
March 5 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. In this stage adaptation, aspiring writer Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, do their best to make ends meet as they navigate the road to adulthood. Struggling to reconcile societal expectations with their own hopes and dreams, the girls are held together by bonds of loyalty and love. They may differ in their ideas of what it means to be a woman, but each of their journeys poses the same universal question: How do you find your own path? $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Irish Wake
Sunday, March 5 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Imagine the ballad “Finnegan’s Wake” transformed into the Irish version of “one of those Italian weddings,” only in place of the nuptials, there’s a funeral. Then you’ve pretty much got the gist of the show. Better prepare your eulogies now. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: March 6 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Early Explorers: S is for Sea Star
1st Tuesday: March 7 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

365ink Impact Awards
Tuesday, March 7 @ 7 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The 14th 365 Impact Awards, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Premier Bank, make a live in-person return in 2023 after two years off in-person recognitions due to the pandemic. We’re thrilled to finally gather together once again on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Moon Bar inside Diamond Jo Casino to recognize those who are making an impact on our community in the wake of COVID-19’s ongoing ramifications and with eyes on a brighter future for our community. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is FREE and everyone (21 and older) is welcome to attend. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with live music accenting the evening’s awards. Naturally, everyone who gets nominated is worthy of an award, but, alas, we have only 10 original, locally made statues to give out, created for 365ink this year by the man who made our original series of awards: metal artist Gene Tully. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 3. 301 Bell St. dubuque365.com/impact-awards.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: March 8 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

She Unites: Rise
2nd Wednesday through May: March 8 @ 7–9 PM
University of Dubuque MTAC Building
Rise is a program designed specifically for high school girls in the Dubuque area. She Unites is on a mission to equip teenage girls with education and skills for real life. It is a place for young women to make friends and find support in the transition to adulthood phase of life. No pre-registration is required. Free. 2000 University Ave. 608-218-4756. sheunitesiowa.com.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 9–11 and 14–16 @ 6 PM
March 12 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: March 10 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 10–11 and 14–16 @ 6 PM
March 12 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Rhino
March 10 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Rhino is a four member, high energy Twin Cities band playing an array of modern, alternative, 80’s, and classic rock,  with twists of country and other surprises splashed in. The “show” is nonstop entertainment and fun, sure to make you get up and dance, or just sit back and enjoy. All four members bring a different element of charisma and showmanship to the stage, each with their own unique personality and flare. If you want to be a part of the party, then a Rhino show is where you want to be. A special feature of the Rhino “show” is the drum routine, which adds a spark to the already electric and exciting show,  guaranteed to drop a few jaws and gain a few new fans. Playing music by such artists as Bon Jovi, The Weekend, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, Prince, John Cougar, AC/DC, Luke Bryan, Bruno Mars and many more, Rhino is a band you don’t want to miss. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Powerman 5000
Friday, March 10 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Top hits include “When Worlds Collide,” “Relax,” and “Nobody’s Real.” After years of false starts and various incarnations, Powerman5000 eventually released its first EP, True Force, in 1994, which quickly became a Boston rock favorite, catapulting the band to the top of the local scene. In 1996, PM5K followed up with their first full-length album, The Blood Splat Rating System. That album, along with the band’s growing fan base and infamous live show, led to a major label deal with Dreamworks Records. The record went on to expand Powerman’s following to a national level and allowed them the opportunity to tour with rock heavy weights such as KORN, Marilyn Manson and KISS, as well a slot on the first ever OZZFEST. After a year of non-stop touring, Powerman5000 returned to the studio to record what would be the album to blast the band to a new level of success. 1999’s science fiction opus, Tonight the Stars Revolt!, would go on to sell two-million copies and turn the band into MTV regulars and rock radio mainstays. As Powerman 5000 recently released their latest onslaught, New Wave, on Pavement Entertainment, Spider sums it up this way, “After all these years, I feel like the band gets better with every record and tour. I’ve never lost the enthusiasm that I had from those early days and always want to treat each new album as if it’s our first. I’m not interested in the past, just creating the future. A big, loud, crazy future!” Must be 21. $15. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: March 11 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: JazzQ
2nd Saturday through April: March 11 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: March 11 @ 2–4 PM
Shake Rag Alley CFA (Mineral Point, WI) and Online
Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 11 and 14–16 @ 6 PM
March 12 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Head East
March 11 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

The legendary classic rock band Head East has long set the standard for authentic, full-vocal, goodtime rock harmonies that few bands can equal. Their high-energy shows are filled with superb vocals, flashy guitar work and memorable keyboard melodies that continue to rock audiences of all ages. Their signature song, “Never Been Any Reason” with notable chorus “Save my life I’m going down for the last time” has long been considered by many radio stations across the country as “The Rock & Roll National Anthem.” This year Head East will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary by performing most cuts off of their iconic record “Flat As A Pancake.” The band has brought classic arena rock to countless audiences all across North America. According to founding member and keyboardist Roger Boyd, Head East will continue to bring their brand of dance and shout, good-time rock and roll to audiences of all ages for many years to come. “As long as I can lift my synthesizer over my head and the audience goes wild, we’ll keep rockin’ on!” Their music has been featured in the cult movie classic Dazed and Confused, as well as Sahara and The Education of Charlie Banks, Emmy award-winning TV shows Friday Night Lights and That 70s Show. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 12 @ 1 PM
March 14–16 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: March 13 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 14–16 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 15–16 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: March 15 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center
An inclusive women’s group working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com

Makers & Shakers Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November: March 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shake Rag Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Create a different project each month using new materials and techniques. Supplies included. Ages 12+. RSVP. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/art-party.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Craig Reinbold
Wednesday, March 15 @ 7 PM
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI) and Online

Craig Reinbold won the Council for Wisconsin Writers Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award for the essay “What We Might Salvage,” which appeared in issue 93 of the literary journal AGNI. Craig’s writing has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Guernica, The Rumpus and Brevity. He is a regular contributor to Essay Daily and co-edited, with Ander Monson, How We Speak to One Another: An Essay Daily Reader (Coffee House Press, 2017). He works as a nurse in a Milwaukee-area ER. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Picasso at the Lapin
March 16 @ 6 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre

Picasso at the Lapin opened at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, and became one of New York’s most sought after Off-Broadway productions. The New York Post hailed the show as “highly credible and…very funny. The subject matter is daring…you get giggles in plenty and moments of enlightenment…The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke.” Directed by Greg Wolf, MA, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $10 Adults, $5 children. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown Phantoms
March 16 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: March 17 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Grown-Up YogArt
3rd Friday: March 17 @ 6–9 PM
Challenge to Change

Join Challenge to Change for a fun, social evening of gentle yoga, wine, and art. The first hour will be spent in an all-levels yoga practice. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to socialize and get creative in an art project specially selected each month. Wine and art supplies included. Ages 21+. $30. 3337 Hillcrest Rd. 563-451-7034. challengetochangeinc.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Youngstown Phantoms
March 17 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Not Quite Brothers
Friday, March 17 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

Not Quite Brothers is a 5 piece variety cover band from Cedar Falls, IA. Must be 21. $10. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: March 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: March 18 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

The Ultimate Roy Orbison Tribute
Saturday March 18 @ 7 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

David K sings Roy Orbison’s multi-octave range beautifully and with ease. The musical arrangements are precise and the string parts exact. You’ll think its Roy performing the original recordings. Loose yourself in the awesome mix of songs from Roy’s historic legacy. The journey starts with Roy’s early 60s hits “Ooby Dooby,” “Blue Angel,” “Only The Lonely” and “Lana”, through his songs recorded by other artists and used in film; “In Dreams,” from the movie Blue Velvet “Oh, Pretty Woman,” of the movie of the same name and “Blue Bayou” which was covered by Linda Ronstadt. Then follow his resurgence in the 80s with his 22nd album “Mystery Girl” produced by Jeff Lynne of E.L.O. finished in 1988 one month before his death. David K as Roy sings these rockin’ 80s hits and ballads perfectly. Then Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and George Harrison of The Beatles would co-write some 20 hits with Roy as The Traveling Wilburys to fill Roy’s final year of life with musical joy and genius. David K’s band of musical personalities conveys that musical Traveling Wilburys spirit with fun and passion. This show has been filling venues from Florida to Arkansas, Iowa and all over David K’s home state of Minnesota. This multi-instrumental band is exceptional, experienced and engaging. Don’t miss this show. Step back in time to realize, with the help of David K, that Roy hasn’t left us and his brilliant musical legacy never will. $22 ADV/$25 door adults, $13 ADV/$15 door ages 18 and under. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Pop Rocks
March 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Pop ROCKS is not just a band; they are a high energy live music show that plays the BIGGEST DANCE PARTY HITS made to fill the floor! Pop ROCKS brings you the best of today’s hottest top 40 hits, throwback hip-hop, pop country, party rock, and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a party zone format. Pop ROCKS is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an arena rock extravaganza! There is nothing out there like this group, the show has 40+ costume changes, every genre of hit music, special effects, high energy, and passionate members, and interactive performances that get the entire crowd involved. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ Recital Series: Daryl Robinson
Sunday, March 19 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Daryl Robinson has earned international acclaim from critics and audiences alike, being described by The American Organist as an artist with “driving muscular poetry underpinned by nimble technique and nuanced sense of style” and possessing “flawless technique and rhythmic verve.” Winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize in the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Performance, he has since maintained an active career as a recitalist, collaborative artist, church musician, and passionate educator. Holding degrees from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Robinson’s studies were directed by distinguished instructors who impressed upon him the importance of using his talents in service to others. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $15. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: March 20 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: March 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
DBQ Co Public Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)
Cultivate a community who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour
Monday, March 20 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team! In 2023, every fan is getting in on this action…that means YOU, so get ready! It’s Globetrottery game time! $20–$80. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: March 22 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Nick Gulig
Wednesday, March 22 @ 7 PM
Online

Nick Gulig, winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas Poetry Award for “Of Genesis,” is a Thai-American poet from Wisconsin, who was educated in Montana, Iowa and Colorado. In 2011, he earned a Fulbright Fellowship to Bangkok, Thailand. His published works include the book-length poems North of Order (Yes Yes Books, 2015) and Book of Lake (CutBank Books, 2016). His third full-length collection, Orient, received the 2017 CSU Poetry Center Open Book Award and was published by Cleveland State University in 2018. Gulig currently lives in Fort Atkinson and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Since 2011 Shake Rag Alley has partnered with the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW), Wisconsin People & Ideas, and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission through the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters to offer week-long residencies to their annual writing contest winners. Between the months of January through March, writers stay in Shake Rag Alley’s inspiring lodging facilities surrounded by the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artistic community. Visiting writers participate in readings and/or community outreach activities, including Wednesday evening Winter Writers Reading Series author talks and discussions. 1608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Winter Film Series: Across and Robert’s Village
Thursday, March 23 @ 7 PM
Hotel Julien Dubuque

Across and Robert’s Village are both documentaries and include a Q&A with the filmmakers following the film. Voted one of the top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee by MovieMaker Magazine, the 12th annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is set for April 26–30, in downtown Dubuque. Free. 200 Bell St. JulienFilmFest.com.

New World Brewing Curated Conversation
4th Thursday: March 23 @ 7:30 PM
Jubeck New World Brewing

Join strangers and friends for a pint (or NA beverage) and some uncommonly meaningful conversation. Conversation starters present a topic before attendees split into small groups for further discussion. Free. 115 W 11th St. 775-375-5692. jubeckbrewing.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: March 24 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Musical Menus
March 24 and 25 @ 6 PM
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium

The Clarke musical traditions features performances by students and faculty throughout a gourmet seated meal designed by Clarke University Dining Services. It’s been called the area’s best Broadway revue! 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS USA Hockey NTDP
March 24 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Creed Bratton
March 24 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

Mysterious, eccentric, good-hearted, and downright talented are all words that have been used to describe actor and musician Creed Bratton over the years. Creed may be best known for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning, critically acclaimed NBC series The Office. For nearly eight years fans worldwide grew to love him as Dunder Mifflin’s quality assurance director who unapologetically forgets the names of his own co-workers, and says bizarre confusing statements on a regular basis. If Creed was onscreen, laughs were sure to follow. Additional television credits for Creed include Grace and Frankie, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Franklin & Bash, and Adventure Time with Finn & Jake. On the film front Creed can be seen appearing in The Sisters Brothers (Annapurna) opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix. While Creed may be best known for his on-screen antics, he is also an established musician with a career in music that spans nearly five decades. He was a member of the legendary American rock group The Grass Roots, playing lead guitar with the group on their first four albums – three of which charted and sold millions of records across the globe. Creed parted ways with the band in 1970, but continued his passion for music and acting, playing music all over Los Angeles. Creed has released seven albums over the years, including: “Chasin the Ball,” “The 80’s,” “Coarsegold,” “Creed Bratton,” “Tell Me About It,” and “While the Young Punks Dance.” Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: March 25 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Musical Menus
March 25 @ 6 PM
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium

The Clarke musical traditions features performances by students and faculty throughout a gourmet seated meal designed by Clarke University Dining Services. It’s been called the area’s best Broadway revue! 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS USA Hockey NTDP
March 25 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Don Quixote Ballet
March 25 and April 1 @ 7:30 PM
March 26 and April 2 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Miguel Cervantes’ masterpiece was first performed as a ballet in 1869. Filled with humor and gorgeous dancing, the Heartland Ballet will bring this classic to life. Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the old mare Rosinante meet many adventures in their search for the impossible dream. Colorful characters, thwarted love and a battle with windmills will highlight this sumptuous production. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Travis Denning
Saturday, March 25 @ 8 PM
Q Casino Q Showroom

A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter and Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning just released his “clever kiss-off” (Billboard) and “wickedly fun good-riddance anthem” (PEOPLE) “ABBY.” Already amassing over 17 million streams and the track reaching the No. One spot on Sirius XM’s Highway Hot 30, the track earned the most adds at country radio upon add date. Denning celebrated his first No. One and GOLD-certified single in 2020 with the “shadowy” (Rolling Stone) “After A Few.” Accelerating his ascend from a chart-topping single, the song is taken from his debut EP BEER’S BETTER COLD that debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Denning first made waves with the release of his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” Denning has toured as direct support for Dustin Lynch and has previously opened shows for Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, LANCO, Riley Green and his first headlining “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour.” With over 398M million streams worldwide, Denning has been spotlighted for his head-turning sound and was previously selected as one of CRS New Faces, an Opry NextStage recipient and a CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. Inspired at a young age, Denning developed a love for country, pop, rock and heavy metal and started playing local bars from the age of 16, as he built a strong following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar solos. A prolific writer with an unquestionable stage presence, Denning moved to Nashville and secured outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and more. Denning’s newest songwriting cut includes Michael Ray’s Top 20 single “Her World Or Mine.” Must be 21. $19+. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. 563-582-3647. qcasinoandhotel.com.

Just Friends 50+ Brunch
Last Sunday: March 26 @ 12:30 PM
Various Locations
Join for brunch and good company. Contact Maureen Tyne for location, newsletter, and more information. 815-297-3308.

Don Quixote Ballet
March 26 and April 2 @ 2 PM
April 1 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

Miguel Cervantes’ masterpiece was first performed as a ballet in 1869. Filled with humor and gorgeous dancing, the Heartland Ballet will bring this classic to life. Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the old mare Rosinante meet many adventures in their search for the impossible dream. Colorful characters, thwarted love and a battle with windmills will highlight this sumptuous production. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

The Pirates of Penzance
Sunday, March 26 @ 3 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

Everyone has pretended to be a pirate at some point! Set sail with this classic musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history and America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble — now in its 46th year of operation – the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Since its founding in 1974, the company has presented over 2000 performances of the Gilbert & Sullivan masterpieces throughout the United States. This tale features a band of tenderhearted pirates celebrating the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. A ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, and the delightfully stuffy Major-General Stanley, and you’ve got what The New York Times calls, “An endearing production with high musical standards and spirited performances.” Bisignano Art Gallery reception precedes this performance beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $24–$45. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Ben Folds (Sold Out)
Sunday, March 26 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts. $36–$86. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: March 27 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: March 29 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Brian Regan
Thursday, March 30 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. $31–$69. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Green Bay Gamblers
March 31 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

PersonA
March 31–April 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 2 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

PersonA, a devised theatrical production project conceived by theatre artist and Clarke University professor Joe Klinebriel, utilizes the exploration of seminal characters from some of the most influential plays of the theatre canon to tell the story of one character’s navigation through an identity crisis on a journey of self-discovery. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

James “Murr” Murray
March 31 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar

James S. Murray is a writer, executive producer, and actor, best known as “Murr” on the hit television show Impractical Jokers on truTV. He is also one of the stars of the TV show The Misery Index on TBS along with his comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. He is the owner of Impractical Productions, LLC, and is the author of the international bestselling novels Awakened Trilogy, Don’t Move, and The Stowaway. Ages 21+. 301 Bell St. 563-690-4800. MoonBarRocks.com.

Charlie Berens: Midwest Survival Guide Tour
Friday, March 31 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Charlie Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Manitowoc Minute, A Wisconsin native, Charlie has been featured on FOX, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News, and more. In 2017, he began the viral Midwest comedic news series Manitowoc Minute. His fans flock daily to his Facebook page to view his content, and he has over 2 million Facebook followers. Charlie began his career working for MTV News’ Choose or Lose. In 2012, Tribune Media tapped Charlie to host the comedic news show Nightcap. In 2013, he won an Emmy for “The Cost of Water” while reporting for KDAF, a television station in Dallas, Texas. In 2014, CBS Sports Network hired Charlie to host the sports gameshow You’re So Money. Also in 2014, PMC (Variety, Deadline) made Charlie the host of their comedy/entertainment news brand @Hollywood. From red carpets to Sundance to SXSW to Coachella, Charlie has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, politicians, actors, and musicians. Charlie is a frequent collaborator on Funny or Die. His comedic mashups including “If Jack Dawson Was Really from Wisconsin” have garnered more than 16 million views. Most recently, Charlie’s Midwest-focused sketch comedy videos have garnered hundreds of millions of views. In addition to sketch comedy and the Manitowoc Minute, Charlie also hosts Dark Side Of on Discovery ID. $50. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

DuMA Biennial Deadline
March 31

Founded in 2003, the DuMA Biennial is a highly-competitive, juried exhibition highlighting leading contemporary, regional artists who are actively producing and presenting new work. This year’s juror is Pamela Hugdahl, Executive Director, Rochester Art Center. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older residing within a 200 mile radius of Dubuque. Awards include best in show ($1,200), second place ($600), and third place ($300). The juror also has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. Exhibition dates are June 17–Oct. 8, and submissions are due by March 31. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org/dumabiennial2023.

April 2023

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: April 1 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: April 1 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Early Explorers: T is for Turtle
1st Saturday: April 1 @ 10–11 AM
1st Tuesday: April 4 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

PersonA
April 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 2 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

PersonA, a devised theatrical production project conceived by theatre artist and Clarke University professor Joe Klinebriel, utilizes the exploration of seminal characters from some of the most influential plays of the theatre canon to tell the story of one character’s navigation through an identity crisis on a journey of self-discovery. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Human Nature
Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
DSO’s Classics Series finale begins with American composer Valerie Coleman’s shout out to essential workers who helped us all get through the pandemic. This piece is stunning, powerful, and fun all at the same time—and really shows the wild side of the DSO musicians. The orchestra rounds out the Classics Series with two favorites: Rachmaninoff’s dazzling and beautiful Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s intense Fourth Symphony. Charismatic virtuoso pianist Ilya Yakushev makes his long awaited return to the DSO! The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Don Quixote Ballet
April 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 2 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Miguel Cervantes’ masterpiece was first performed as a ballet in 1869. Filled with humor and gorgeous dancing, the Heartland Ballet will bring this classic to life. Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the old mare Rosinante meet many adventures in their search for the impossible dream. Colorful characters, thwarted love and a battle with windmills will highlight this sumptuous production. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

The Adventures of Tortoise & Hare: The Next Gen
Sunday, April 2 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

As seen on America’s Got Talent, LightWire Theater returns to Heritage Center with another favorite. Beginning with Aesop’s classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, this adaptation eventually finds them 10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games create a new landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Gen features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line? With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling, and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings this tale into a new brilliant light. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $21–$30 Adults, $16 children, $5 lap seat. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

PersonA
April 2 @ 2 PM
Clarke University Terence Donaghoe Hall

PersonA, a devised theatrical production project conceived by theatre artist and Clarke University professor Joe Klinebriel, utilizes the exploration of seminal characters from some of the most influential plays of the theatre canon to tell the story of one character’s navigation through an identity crisis on a journey of self-discovery. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 5: Human Nature
Sunday, April 2 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
DSO’s Classics Series finale begins with American composer Valerie Coleman’s shout out to essential workers who helped us all get through the pandemic. This piece is stunning, powerful, and fun all at the same time—and really shows the wild side of the DSO musicians. The orchestra rounds out the Classics Series with two favorites: Rachmaninoff’s dazzling and beautiful Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s intense Fourth Symphony. Charismatic virtuoso pianist Ilya Yakushev makes his long awaited return to the DSO! The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 64th season explores music’s connection to the natural world. “Over the centuries, many musicians and composers have been inspired by nature, birds and animals,” shares Music Director and Conductor William Intriligator. “Our upcoming season will explore some of these musical selections, and I hope they will inspire us to appreciate the blessings and beauty of the natural world we are a part of. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Don Quixote Ballet
April 2 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

Miguel Cervantes’ masterpiece was first performed as a ballet in 1869. Filled with humor and gorgeous dancing, the Heartland Ballet will bring this classic to life. Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and the old mare Rosinante meet many adventures in their search for the impossible dream. Colorful characters, thwarted love and a battle with windmills will highlight this sumptuous production. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: April 3 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Early Explorers: T is for Turtle
1st Tuesday: April 4 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Muskegon Lumberjacks
April 6 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: April 7 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

First Fridays
1st Friday: April 7
Various Locations in Dubuque
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: April 8 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Madison Capitols
April 8 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: April 10 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: April 12 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Nothing More with Crown the Empire and Thousand Below
Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Employing a powerful blend of twisty progressive rock, explosive heavy metal, and soaring, radio-ready alt-rock, hard-hitting, forward-thinking San Antonio-based quartet Nothing More invokes names like System Of A Down, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Incubus, The Mars Volta, and Killswitch Engage. Formed around the talents of longtime friends Jonny Hawkins, Daniel Oliver, Mark Vollelunga, and Ben Anderson, the band spent years honing their sound and skills, and sharpening their worldview on the road, adopting a strict D.I.Y. ethic and issuing their music independently. In 2013 they inked a deal with the Eleven Seven Label Group, the home of acts like Five Finger Death Punch, Sixx:A.M.., Papa Roach, and HELLYEAH, and released their eponymous debut for the label, along with the fiery first single “This Is the Time (Ballast),” the following year. It proved to be a breakout release for the veteran band, charting well and introducing them to a much wider audience. Led by the single “Go to War,” Nothing More returned with their follow-up, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, in September 2017. $43.75–$53.75. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

She Unites: Rise
2nd Wednesday through May: April 12 @ 7–9 PM
University of Dubuque MTAC Building
Rise is a program designed specifically for high school girls in the Dubuque area. She Unites is on a mission to equip teenage girls with education and skills for real life. It is a place for young women to make friends and find support in the transition to adulthood phase of life. No pre-registration is required. Free. 2000 University Ave. 608-218-4756. sheunitesiowa.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: April 14 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Madagascar the Musical
Friday, April 14 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Theater

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”! $29–$59. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey VS Chicago Steel
April 14 @ 7:05 PM
Dubuque Ice Arena

With a massive replacement project completed on the ice sheet, the arena is ready to rock, just in time for another exciting season of USHL Hockey featuring our own Dubuque Fighting Saints. You can listen to the action on the Saints official radio partner Eagle 102.3 or watch the action live on FloHockey. $13–$25. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: April 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Platteville Winter Farmer’s Market
1st & 3rd Saturdays though April: April 15 @ 9 AM–Noon
Rountree Gallery (Platteville, WI)
Find homegrown and handmade products from fresh produce and prepared food to stained glass and bath bombs. 120 W Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-218-4374. PlattevilleFarmersMarketWI.com.

Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers: Rebecca Lansing
2nd Saturday through April: April 15 @ 10–10:30 AM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Lollipops & Music for Our Preschoolers (L&MOP) is a monthly concert series for preschool children and their families. Performers presents a free mini-concert introducing children to a variety of musical styles and instruments. Children will leave each concert with a greater appreciation of music and a lollipop to enjoy! Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. Free. 360 W 11th St. 563-690-0151. NISOM.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: April 15 @ 2–4 PM
Shake Rag Alley CFA (Mineral Point, WI) and Online
Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

World Ballet Series: Cinderella
Sunday, April 16 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Theater

An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor, majesty of classical ballet and the promise of “happily ever after.” A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life. A visually stunning production accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s passionate celebrated score, over 150 hand-sewn radiant costumes, richly detailed hand-crafted sets and sparkling choreography by Marina Kessler. But don’t forget – when the clock strikes midnight… $52–$138. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: April 17 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: April 17 @ 6:30–8 PM
DBQ Co Public Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)
Cultivate a community who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: April 19 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center
An inclusive women’s group working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com

Makers & Shakers Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November: April 19 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shake Rag Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Create a different project each month using new materials and techniques. Supplies included. Ages 12+. RSVP. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/art-party.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: April 21 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Grown-Up YogArt
3rd Friday: April 21 @ 6–9 PM
Challenge to Change

Join Challenge to Change for a fun, social evening of gentle yoga, wine, and art. The first hour will be spent in an all-levels yoga practice. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to socialize and get creative in an art project specially selected each month. Wine and art supplies included. Ages 21+. $30. 3337 Hillcrest Rd. 563-451-7034. challengetochangeinc.com.

Justin Moore with Special Guest Priscilla Block
Friday, April 21 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Multi-Platinum hitmaker Justin Moore has built a loyal following over the past decade with his traditional country sound and captivating live shows. Climbing the country radio charts with his current single, “With a Woman You Love,” the emotional tune follows in the footsteps of his 10th No. 1 hit, “We Didn’t Have Much,” which is featured on his eight-track collection of tunes, “Straight Outta The Country.” The Arkansas native’s extensive fanbase helped boost his fifth studio album, Late Nights and Longnecks, to the top of the charts upon its release. Lead track “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” and follow up “Why We Drink” both peaked at No. 1 on both Mediabase and Billboard. Moore’s previous project, Kinda Don’t Care, earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” It served as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, the Gold-certified Off The Beaten Path. Over his 10+ year career, Moore’s No. 1 hits have also included “Point at You,” “Lettin’ The Night Roll” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA” and “Till My Last Day” as well as seven Top 10 hits and Platinum certified albums Justin Moore and Outlaws Like Me. Country artist Priscilla Block draws listeners in with her unfiltered, relatable songwriting and catchy melodies. Pegged as an Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, PANDORA, Spotify, CMT, The Boot, MusicRow, HITS, Sounds Like Nashville, Country Now, Music Mayhem and more, Priscilla’s honest and upfront approach promotes self-love, empowerment, and acceptance through her own blend of country pop and southern rock, dubbed the Block Party sound. $27.50–$67.50. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Erin Alarcón’s The Wizard of Oz
Friday, April 21 @ 7 PM
Saturday, April 22 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

It’s The Wizard of Oz you know and love—except that the characters are live on stage and in full color. Oh, and everyone dances the whole time! Based on both the book and the classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz brings Frank Baum’s unforgettable story to life—while giving it a ballet twist. As Dorothy, Toto, and their three Ozian friends search for a brain, a heart, some nerve, and a path back to Kansas, they encounter munchkins, monkeys, and a witch. But while the Yellow Brick Road may be a familiar path, the clicking red shoes take a few unexpected steps here and there. Choreographer Erin Alarcón let her imagination run free in this original ballet. She blended roles for the company’s professional dancers with parts for 50-plus young guest dancers from the Dubuque area, led by the Academy of Ballet. Performed by American Midwest Ballet in partnership with Dubuque’s Academy of Ballet. Free 30-minute lecture precedes Friday night performance at 6 p.m. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $30–$45 Adults, $25 children, $5 lap seat. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 21–22, 27–29, and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
April 23 and 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: April 22 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

Erin Alarcón’s The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, April 22 @ 1 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall

It’s The Wizard of Oz you know and love—except that the characters are live on stage and in full color. Oh, and everyone dances the whole time! Based on both the book and the classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz brings Frank Baum’s unforgettable story to life—while giving it a ballet twist. As Dorothy, Toto, and their three Ozian friends search for a brain, a heart, some nerve, and a path back to Kansas, they encounter munchkins, monkeys, and a witch. But while the Yellow Brick Road may be a familiar path, the clicking red shoes take a few unexpected steps here and there. Choreographer Erin Alarcón let her imagination run free in this original ballet. She blended roles for the company’s professional dancers with parts for 50-plus young guest dancers from the Dubuque area, led by the Academy of Ballet. Performed by American Midwest Ballet in partnership with Dubuque’s Academy of Ballet. Free 30-minute lecture precedes Friday night performance at 6 p.m. Tickets increase by $5 for purchases on the day of the performance. $30–$45 Adults, $25 children, $5 lap seat. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. www.DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Jukebox Saturday Night
Saturday April 22 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Jukebox Saturday Night is a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. A fun-filled event for all ages that captures the exciting sounds of great melodies and lyrics performed by an energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists who will keep you moving in your seats, tapping your toes and clapping your hands. Jukebox Saturday Night celebrates America’s Swing Era performing the greatest hits as recorded by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Harry James, Artie Shaw, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and more! Vocal selections will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Bob Eberly, Helen O’Connell, Rosemary Clooney, and other vocal idols. $22 ADV/$25 door adults, $13 ADV/$15 door ages 18 and under. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 563-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 22, 27–29, and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
April 23 and 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 23 and 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
April 27–29 and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sunday, April 23 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new sheriff in town who’s dedicated to law and order—this evening is filled with action, laughs, and some good ole stick-to-your-ribs country grub, as the small town of Fort Wiota tries to figure out who shot the contemptible Callous Crud. Maybe it was the traveling snake oil salesman or the singing cowboy? Or perhaps it was the homely kitchen wench who has a sweet spot for sour characters. Put the “wild” in the Wild West! Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: April 24 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: April 26 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 27–29 and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
April 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

New World Brewing Curated Conversation
4th Thursday: April 27 @ 7:30 PM
Jubeck New World Brewing

Join strangers and friends for a pint (or NA beverage) and some uncommonly meaningful conversation. Conversation starters present a topic before attendees split into small groups for further discussion. Free. 115 W 11th St. 775-375-5692. jubeckbrewing.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: April 28 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 28–29 and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
April 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April: April 29 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall West Concourse
Over 20 regional vendors offer seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, flowers, candy, and more. Bring your own reusable shopping bags and drop off clean egg cartons, glass jars, and plastic clam shells. Volunteer opportunities available. 555 JFK Rd. wintermarketdbq.com.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 29 and May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
April 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Clarke Fest
Saturday, April 29
Clarke University Atrium Front Lawn

Dubuque’s best block party returns to Clarke Drive with the 3rd annual Clarke Fest! Dnjoy music and art from local and national performers. 1550 Clarke Dr. 563-588-6300. clarke.edu/artsatclarke.

Just Friends 50+ Brunch
Last Sunday: April 30 @ 12:30 PM
Various Locations
Join for brunch and good company. Contact Maureen Tyne for location, newsletter, and more information. 815-297-3308.

A Fox on the Fairway
April 30 and May 6–7 @ 2 PM
May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

May 2023

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: May 1 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Early Explorers: U is for Underground
1st Tuesday: May 2 @ 10–11 AM
1st Saturday: May 6 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September: May 4 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
A unique assortment of all years of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, cold beverages, and live music each week. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

A Fox on the Fairway
May 4–5 @ 7:30 PM
May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: May 5 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

A Fox on the Fairway
May 5 @ 7:30 PM
May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

First Fridays
1st Friday: May 5
Various Locations in Dubuque
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series, hosted by galleries, museums, and venues, celebrating Dubuque’s great visual arts scene. Free.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 6 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October @ 8 AM–Noon
11th–13th and Iowa St
Now in its 178th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market is open rain or shine. The market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Market Money tokens come in $5 increments and allow you to shop at all vendors if you don’t have cash. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 6 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Early Explorers: U is for Underground
1st Saturday: May 6 @ 10–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Discover the ABCs through hands-on and active activities. Ages 2–5 with parent/caregiver. RSVP suggested. $10 for non-members; $8 for members; adult free. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545. RiverMuseum.com.

A Fox on the Fairway
May 6–7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Fox on the Fairway
May 7 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets, and get their love lives in order. Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway is a wildly funny comedy. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: May 8 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: May 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

She Unites: Rise
2nd Wednesday through May: May 10 @ 7–9 PM
University of Dubuque MTAC Building
Rise is a program designed specifically for high school girls in the Dubuque area. She Unites is on a mission to equip teenage girls with education and skills for real life. It is a place for young women to make friends and find support in the transition to adulthood phase of life. No pre-registration is required. Free. 2000 University Ave. 608-218-4756. sheunitesiowa.com.

Millwork Night Market
2nd Thursday through October: May 11 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

This independent evening farmers’ market features high-quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. Smoke-free and pet-free. BYO water, reusable grocery bags, and lawn chairs. MillworkNightMarket.com.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September: May 11 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
A unique assortment of all years of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, cold beverages, and live music each week. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: May 12 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 13 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October @ 8 AM–Noon
11th–13th and Iowa St
Now in its 178th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market is open rain or shine. The market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Market Money tokens come in $5 increments and allow you to shop at all vendors if you don’t have cash. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 13 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: May 13 @ 2–4 PM
Shake Rag Alley CFA (Mineral Point, WI) and Online
Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. driftlesspoets.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: May 15 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Area Humanists
3rd Monday: May 15 @ 6:30–8 PM
DBQ Co Public Library Asbury Branch (Asbury, IA)
Cultivate a community who is good without God. Free. 5290 Grand Meadow Dr, Asbury, IA. facebook.com/dubuqueareahumanists.

Cuba City Community Market
3rd Wednesday through September: May 17 @ 4–7 PM
Presidential Plaza (Cuba City, WI)

A variety of produce, canned goods, crafts, family activities, music, and more. 211 S Main St, Cuba City, WI. 608-744-2152. CubaCity.org.

She Unites
3rd Wednesday: May 17 @ 6:30–7:30 PM
7 Hills Event Center
An inclusive women’s group working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. Free. 1098 Jackson St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Makers & Shakers Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November: May 17 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shake Rag Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)

Create a different project each month using new materials and techniques. Supplies included. Ages 12+. RSVP. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/art-party.

Whose Live Anyway?
Wednesday, May 17 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! Whose Live Anyway? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. $55–$65. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: May 18 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 14: May 18 @ 5–9:30 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s/60s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September: May 18 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
A unique assortment of all years of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, cold beverages, and live music each week. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: May 19 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Grown-Up YogArt
3rd Friday: May 19 @ 6–9 PM
Challenge to Change

Join Challenge to Change for a fun, social evening of gentle yoga, wine, and art. The first hour will be spent in an all-levels yoga practice. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to socialize and get creative in an art project specially selected each month. Wine and art supplies included. Ages 21+. $30. 3337 Hillcrest Rd. 563-451-7034. challengetochangeinc.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Country Hits
May 19 and 20 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The DSO has “gone country” with local bands to celebrate country’s greatest hits, from classic legends to contemporary. Don’t miss this amazing symphonic country experience that has never failed to bring the house down! 301 Bell St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 20 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October @ 8 AM–Noon
11th–13th and Iowa St
Now in its 178th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market is open rain or shine. The market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Market Money tokens come in $5 increments and allow you to shop at all vendors if you don’t have cash. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 20 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Ultimate Country Hits
May 20 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The DSO has “gone country” with local bands to celebrate country’s greatest hits, from classic legends to contemporary. Don’t miss this amazing symphonic country experience that has never failed to bring the house down! 301 Bell St. 563-557-1677. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Galena LitFest: Around the World in 72 Days: The Adventures of Nellie Bly
Sunday, May 21 @ 11 AM
Grant Park (Galena, IL)

Galena favorite Debra Miller performs as Nellie Bly, the most famous of the “stunt girl” reporters from the late 19th century. A brunch will be provided by Galena Bakehouse. Galena LitFest launches its ninth year of bringing high-quality authors, workshops, and events to Galenians in January. LitFest is organized and sponsored by the Galena Public Library and with generous support from the Friends of the Galena Public Library. $25. 625 Park Ave, Galena, IL. 815-777-0200. GalenaLibrary.org.

Mystery Dinner Theater: COOTIES
Sunday, May 21 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

It’s better to be six feet apart than six feet under. While we’ve always known the Brew Ha Ha Players are a little off-kilter (or is that off-KILLter?), this time around, there’s no question, as their latest murderous romp mirrors current circumstances in a way that’s not only hilarious but dead on. Epi-Con, the ultimate annual convention for epidemics, is a fan favorite for people excited for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest deadly diseases. Epi-Con is also home for those who might benefit financially or professionally from a world-wide pandemic. But, did researchers go too far with their creation of this year’s Virus of the Year? One thing’s for sure, no one is going anywhere after the keynote speaker is suddenly killed, and it’s up to you, the audience, to help solve what or who truly is the killer. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: May 22 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: May 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Dyersville Farmers Market
Thursdays through October 5: May 25 @ 3–5 PM
Commercial Club Park (Dyersville, IA)

A variety of local and regional offerings. 225 11th St SE, Dyersville, IA. dyersville.org.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 14: May 25 @ 5–9:30 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Cars 1979 and older gather for a 1950s/60s car show based on American Graffiti with music and door prizes. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1406. facebook.com/GarysGraffitiNights.

East Dubuque Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September: May 25 @ 5–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
A unique assortment of all years of classic, muscle, and unique cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Great food, cold beverages, and live music each week. facebook.com/eastdubuquecarshow.

New World Brewing Curated Conversation
4th Thursday: May 25 @ 7:30 PM
Jubeck New World Brewing

Join strangers and friends for a pint (or NA beverage) and some uncommonly meaningful conversation. Conversation starters present a topic before attendees split into small groups for further discussion. Free. 115 W 11th St. 775-375-5692. jubeckbrewing.com.

Social Connections for Singles: Dinner & Cards
Fridays: May 26 @ 5 PM
Shot Tower Inn
All single people of any age are invited to join for dinner followed by cards. 390 Locust St. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through September: May 27 @ 7 AM–Noon
Saturdays in October @ 8 AM–Noon
11th–13th and Iowa St
Now in its 178th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market is open rain or shine. The market offers a variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, and on-site prepared foods. Market Money tokens come in $5 increments and allow you to shop at all vendors if you don’t have cash. 563-588-4400. dubuquefarmersmarket.org.

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: May 27 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 8: May 28 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Just Friends 50+ Brunch
Last Sunday: May 28 @ 12:30 PM
Various Locations
Join for brunch and good company. Contact Maureen Tyne for location, newsletter, and more information. 815-297-3308.

Social Connections for Singles: Cards
Mondays: May 29 @ 5:30 PM
Denny’s Lux Club
All single people of any age are invited to join for cards at 6 p.m. 3050 Asbury Rd. 608-732-5219. 608-778-7776.

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday: May 31 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library and Online
Overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group and develop the skills to give an organized, dynamic, and interesting presentation while also building your confidence. Ages 18+. Free. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

June 2023

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 @ 7:30 PM
June 11 and 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 10, 15, 16, and 17 @ 7:30 PM
June 11 and 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 11 and 18 @ 2 PM
June 15, 16, and 17 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sunday, June 11 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new sheriff in town who’s dedicated to law and order—this evening is filled with action, laughs, and some good ole stick-to-your-ribs country grub, as the small town of Fort Wiota tries to figure out who shot the contemptible Callous Crud. Maybe it was the traveling snake oil salesman or the singing cowboy? Or perhaps it was the homely kitchen wench who has a sweet spot for sour characters. Put the “wild” in the Wild West! Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 15–17, 21, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 and 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 15, 16, and 17 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 16–17, 21, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 and 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 16 and 17 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 17, 21, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 and 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 17 @ 7:30 PM
June 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 18 and 25 @ 2 PM
June 21, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 18 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 21, 23, and 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 23 and 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 24 @ 7:30 PM
June 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Godspell—2012 Revised Version
June 25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows with the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. All performers in Godspell—2012 Revised Version will be high school students from throughout the area. $12. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

July 2023

Mystery Dinner Theater: A Murder in King Ferdinand’s Court
Sunday, July 9 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

The good people of Thessex join together for the Annual Feast of Friendship and Brute Force, or, as it’s commonly called: “phhbbbt”. But not everyone’s so friendly… Hopefully the court jester, Hugh Moore, and the royal taste tester, Saul Menella, will keep the royal family and everyone else in the kingdom alive and well and in good spirits, but don’t count on it. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 13 @ 7 PM
July 14 @ 10:30 PM and 7 PM
July 15 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 16 @ 2 PM
July 20 @ 10:30 PM
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 14 @ 10:30 PM and 7 PM
July 15 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 16 @ 2 PM
July 20 @ 10:30 PM
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 @ 7:30 PM
July 16 and 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 15 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 16 @ 2 PM
July 20 @ 10:30 PM
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 15, 20, 21, and 22 @ 7:30 PM
July 16 and 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 16 @ 2 PM
July 20 @ 10:30 PM
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 16 and 23 @ 2 PM
July 20, 21, and 22 @ 7:30 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 20 @ 10:30 PM
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 20, 21, and 22 @ 7:30 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 21 @ 7 PM
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 21 and 22 @ 7:30 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 22 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 22 @ 7:30 PM
July 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
July 23 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower Theater’s 16th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Summer Musical will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This classic fairy tale comes to life on stage through the beautiful music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Kids and adults alike will marvel as Cinderella transforms from scullery maid to princess. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area. $10. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Into the Woods
July 23 @ 2 PM
The Grand Opera House

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. $25 Adults, $15 youth. 135 8th St. 563-588-1305. thegrandoperahouse.com.

August 2023

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 11–12, 17–19, and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 13, 20, and 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 12, 17–19, and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 13, 20, and 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 13, 20, and 26–27 @ 2 PM
August 17–19 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: COOTIES
Sunday, August 13 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

It’s better to be six feet apart than six feet under. While we’ve always known the Brew Ha Ha Players are a little off-kilter (or is that off-KILLter?), this time around, there’s no question, as their latest murderous romp mirrors current circumstances in a way that’s not only hilarious but dead on. Epi-Con, the ultimate annual convention for epidemics, is a fan favorite for people excited for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest deadly diseases. Epi-Con is also home for those who might benefit financially or professionally from a world-wide pandemic. But, did researchers go too far with their creation of this year’s Virus of the Year? One thing’s for sure, no one is going anywhere after the keynote speaker is suddenly killed, and it’s up to you, the audience, to help solve what or who truly is the killer. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 17–19 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 20 and 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 18–19 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 20 and 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 19 and 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 20 and 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 20 and 26–27 @ 2 PM
August 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 24–25 @ 7:30 PM
August 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 25 @ 7:30 PM
August 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 26–27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?
August 27 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Summer brings a comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images, and of the dating scene on their egos. The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? is a laugh-out-loud musical that follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-50 “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

September 2023

Mystery Dinner Theater: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sunday, September 10 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new sheriff in town who’s dedicated to law and order—this evening is filled with action, laughs, and some good ole stick-to-your-ribs country grub, as the small town of Fort Wiota tries to figure out who shot the contemptible Callous Crud. Maybe it was the traveling snake oil salesman or the singing cowboy? Or perhaps it was the homely kitchen wench who has a sweet spot for sour characters. Put the “wild” in the Wild West! Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

The Magic of David Casas
Saturday, September 16 @ 7 PM
Bell Tower Theater
Quad Cities magician David Casas makes his Bell Tower Theater debut with a high energy and cutting edge performance. David seamlessly combines hilarious family-friendly comedy, jaw-dropping sleight of hand, and plenty of audience interaction. This is high-caliber entertainment like none other. $19 Adults, $10 ages 12 and under. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

October 2023

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 13–14, 19–21, and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 15, 22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 14, 19–21, and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 15, 22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 15, 22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
October 19–21 and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 19–21 and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 20–21 and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 21 and 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
October 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
October 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 27 @ 7:30 PM
October 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing
October 29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with the local premiere of a new comedy, the sequel to one of the Bell Tower’s best-loved shows. The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing pine for the excitement of the past when their secret wine making was saving the convent and bringing lost loves back together. When they discover that the local orphanage is in peril of closing, they resolve to act. Everyone pitches in to mount a play to raise money, and hilarious hijinks ensue. Anything that can go wrong does. Can the sisters save the day again? Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Halloween Spooktacular!
Sunday, October 29 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

November 2023

GIT Improv
Saturday, November 4 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Bell Tower favorites GIT Improv will be back in 2023. These master comedians offer improv comedy at its best. Every performance is a brand-new adventure as they create a unique show right before your very eyes using suggestions from you and your fellow audience members. $23. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Gritty Gritty Bang Bang
Sunday, November 12 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

With audacious characters like the poker playing One-Eyed Jack; Scarlett, the overly friendly call girl; and Kitty Pinkerton, the new sheriff in town who’s dedicated to law and order—this evening is filled with action, laughs, and some good ole stick-to-your-ribs country grub, as the small town of Fort Wiota tries to figure out who shot the contemptible Callous Crud. Maybe it was the traveling snake oil salesman or the singing cowboy? Or perhaps it was the homely kitchen wench who has a sweet spot for sour characters. Put the “wild” in the Wild West! Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

December 2023

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 1–2, 7–9, and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 3, 10, and 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 2, 7–9, and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 3, 10, and 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 3, 10, and 16–17 @ 2 PM
December 7–9 and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Ho, Ho, Homicide
Sunday, December 3 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Everyone at the North Pole is working extra hard this year to make this a holiday to remember, but something’s amiss on Poinsettia Parkway. The newest, coolest, and most revered kids’ bike on the market—Zuzu’s Pedals—has some production issues. On top of that, Mrs. Claus is worried about Santa’s diet but mostly his sugary-sweet secretary Candy Cane. Add in some elves, an environmentalist who’s checking everything twice, and a perky Customer Service Rep who covers Santa’s Ho, Ho Hotline, and you’ve got a Ho, Ho, Hilarious Homicide. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 7–9 and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 10 and 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 8–9 and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 10 and 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 9 and 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 10 and 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 10 and 16–17 @ 2 PM
December 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Mystery Dinner Theater: Cutthroat Christmas
Sunday, December 10 @ 5 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

Cut Loose Tree Farm is the only tree farm in Iowa that carries all 16 varieties of Christmas trees. They’re known for their perfectly pruned pines and beautiful balsams. But, it’s just before Christmas and a parasite has proven to put inventory in peril. President Pine (who prefers Christmas Cocktails rather than taking the family tree business too seriously) isn’t too concerned. Everyone else is, as jobs are on the chopping block. But wait! That chopping block just got more interesting… Who’s on it? Marketing Director, Sappy Selfie? The company’s accountant-and-resident karaoke queen, Merryoke? Perhaps Jack Frost or Holly N. Ivy is in the know… or maybe they’re about to be butchered themselves. It’s a prickly place for Christmas capers this fine December, for sure. Presented by the Brew Ha Ha Players. Includes a four “corpse” meal and show. RSVP. $69.99. 600 Star Brewery Dr. 563-583-6100. stonecliffwinery.com.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 14–15 @ 7:30 PM
December 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 15 @ 7:30 PM
December 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 16–17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
December 17 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

For the 2023 holiday season (yeah, I know we just finished one of those), Bell Tower is off to the Texas heartland at the brand-new town of Doublewide—Population: 10. It’s Christmas time, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble. Doublewide is being double crossed by the county and might lose their status as a town. Maybe if they win the countywide “Battle of The Mangers,” their Christmas will be saved. Thursday night performances are Girl’s Night Out, and everyone will get a free glass of wine before the show. $11.50 Early bird, $23 regular. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.