Events

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: August 17
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Through the Lens of a Master
Saturday, August 17 @ 2 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Award winning photographer Gary Fagan presents Wildlife Photography Through the Lens of a Master. This program is free and open to the public. Are you interested in wildlife and want to learn about the art of wildlife photography?  Join master photographer Gary Fagan as he draws on over 30 years of experience to show you what it takes to be a wildlife photographer. Learn how to capture wildlife in their natural environment, what equipment to use, and the technical aspects of shooting wildlife photos.  If you have a passion for outdoor photography and want to capture the spirit of wildlife through your camera, join this inspiring and educational program. Fagan’s artwork is currently on exhibit with the Art @ your library® show in the second floor rotunda through September 23, 2019. Learn more about this program and all of the services and programs the Library has to offer at www.dubuque.lib.ia.us.

4th Annual Cascade Hometown Days
Saturday, August 17 @ 7:30 AM
Sunday, August 18 @ 9 AM
Riverview Park (101 Pierce St SW, CasCADE, IA)
The 4th Annual Cascade Hometown Days event titled “Happy Birthday Cascade—Celebrating 185 Years!” is scheduled for Aug. 16–18, mainly held in Riverview Park but also in some other nearby locations.
Kicking off the event on Friday, Aug. 16 is a birthday party for Cascade. The party begins at 5 p.m. in Riverview Park with free food and fun. There will be activities for the kids and a cupcake eating contest at 6 p.m.. The band Badfish will get the party rocking from 8 to 11 p.m.
At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday there will be a 5K Cascade Hometown Days Road Race followed by a parade at 11 a.m. There are also many activities and events scheduled throughout the day including a vendor market, photo booth, sand volleyball tournament, live music, bean bag tournament, and free kids activities. There will also be food vendors present throughout the day along with additional fun activities for both kids and adults. On Sunday the 18th there will be a pancake breakfast and church service in the park and vintage tractor pull.
Due to the generous sponsors, most of the activities and entertainment will be free for all. There will be charges for food and drink, and other non-profit groups will be hosting some activities for a fee going back to their group. To end the evening on Saturday, The Jesters, a Tom Petty tribute band, will be playing followed by a short display of fireworks—for FREE.
The Cascade Hometown Days committee was originally formed to create an event that can be built on year after year which allows everyone to come together and share in our community spirit and pride. Cascade Hometown Days is a non-profit entity. For more information, visit CascadeHometownDays.com.

Shake Rag Summer Garage Sale
Saturday, August 17 @ 7:30 AM–Noon
Lind Pavilion (411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI)
Piles of art supplies and materials, as well as donated household and collector items will be available and ready to relocate. Donations will be accepted Aug. 12–14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cardiovascular Health and Fitness
Saturday, August 17 @ 9–9:50am
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Learn all about what cardiovascular health is and how to train safely and effectively to achieve your fitness goals. This workshop will include a 30 minute cardio workout using machines and body weight resistance exercises, so please wear comfortable clothing and supportive gym shoes. All ages and ability levels welcome. ~with Candace Pickett, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and TRX Instructor. $10. 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Fishtival Art Festival
Saturday, August 17, 10 AM–4 PM
@ Riverview Park (Bellevue, IA)
The Bellevue Arts Council will hold its annual Fishtival Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to celebrate the creative arts in a beautiful setting along the Mississippi River. The free festival includes local and regional artists exhibiting and selling their work, arts activities for children and families, and a visit from a Mississippi River mermaid.
There will also be a chalk-art contest, weather permitting. A silent auction will take place in the air-conditioned Great River Gallery, featuring prints and original artwork that have been donated to the Bellevue Arts Council. Proceeds from the auction will support the Bellevue Arts Council’s scholarship fund. Vendor booths and food vendors will be available as well as meals in nearby restaurants.
A waterski performance by Ski Bellevue will start at 4 p.m., viewable from the south riverbank. A street dance sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Riverview and Court streets.
This event will be a great opportunity for visitors to check out the public art piece “Fishstacks” designed by Bellevue artist Ronald K. Hansen and fabricated by TriState Metals in Dubuque.
For more information, visit BellevueArtsCouncilIowa.org.

Elkader Art in the Park Fine Art Festival
Saturday, August 17 @ 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday, August 18 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Founders’ Park (Elkader, IA)
Northeast Iowa will host its fifth annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival, held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Founders’ Park on the bank of the Turkey River in historic Elkader, IA.
The festival will feature 50 fine artists from across the region who have been juried into the 2019 event. They will offer a variety of artwork showcasing ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, metal, sculpture, wood, and more. Fine art festivals give visitors a chance to purchase, view, and enjoy original art and meet the artists who create it.
This summer along with Art in the Park, Elkader is celebrating several new murals that have been completed throughout the Art in the Alley Project.
In addition to viewing and purchasing original fine art from the region’s best artists, there will be a musical lineup that includes Strawberry Point entertainer Beau Timmerman, Feed the Dog out of Wisconsin, Cedar Rapids favorite Craig Erickson, Minneapolis singer Savannah Smith, and more.
There will be kid’s art activities, an area youth art exhibit, a silent auction of “Creative Chairs” (a community art project), wine tastings, and food vendors.
Jillian Herrmann, one of the event’s founders, shared, “Each year the event has grown, and we believe that’s happened due to the enthusiastic support of the volunteers and sponsors who are eager to celebrate and support the arts in our community.”
Art in the Park is an event of Main Street Elkader and supported by the community and volunteers that make it possible. For more information, visit ArtintheParkElkader.com.

Spirit of Woodstock
August 17-18
11 AM @ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Meet and Greet Sharks
Saturday, August 17 @ 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Meet and greet our shark friends in their mobile shark touch tank!

Lunch Time Book Group: Born a Crime
Saturday, August 17 @ Noon
River Lights Book Store (1098 Main St)
Jon the Lunch Time Book Group for Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August 17, 18, and 25 @ 2 PM
August 17, and 21–24 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Disney’s Lion King Jr.
August 17 @ 7:30 PM
August 17 and 18 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor, Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Join two casts of the area’s most talented young performers for four performances at the Grand Opera House on Aug. 16–18. Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters take a journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Tickets are 15 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, August 17 @ 4 PM
701 South Riverview Street (Bellevue, IA)
Come and check out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice, or south for any shows. All shows are free! Come and enjoy great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, great music and powerful towboats. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crewmember, show announcer, and much more! facebook.com/SkiBellevue.

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles
Saturday, August 17, 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
For more than two decades, Hotel California has traveled the world and thrilled fans by replicating a showcase of Eagles megahits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “Hotel California.” The band also pays tribute to the Eagles’ later studio recordings, including “Get Over It” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” The show includes select titles from the solo work of the celebrated band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The members of Hotel California have shared billing or played with top artists, including Peter Frampton, Smokey Robinson, Van Halen, James Brown, and Huey Lewis and The News. Through a blend of vocal mastery and authentic instrumentation with special instruments, Hotel California delivers a stage spectacle that brings the magic and mystique of the Eagles’ songs to life for fans of every generation. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: August 17 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 17-18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 17–18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

4th Annual Cascade Hometown Days
Sunday, August 18 @ 9 AM
Riverview Park (101 Pierce St SW, CasCADE, IA)
The 4th Annual Cascade Hometown Days event titled “Happy Birthday Cascade—Celebrating 185 Years!” is scheduled for Aug. 16–18, mainly held in Riverview Park but also in some other nearby locations.
Kicking off the event on Friday, Aug. 16 is a birthday party for Cascade. The party begins at 5 p.m. in Riverview Park with free food and fun. There will be activities for the kids and a cupcake eating contest at 6 p.m.. The band Badfish will get the party rocking from 8 to 11 p.m.
At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday there will be a 5K Cascade Hometown Days Road Race followed by a parade at 11 a.m. There are also many activities and events scheduled throughout the day including a vendor market, photo booth, sand volleyball tournament, live music, bean bag tournament, and free kids activities. There will also be food vendors present throughout the day along with additional fun activities for both kids and adults. On Sunday the 18th there will be a pancake breakfast and church service in the park and vintage tractor pull.
Due to the generous sponsors, most of the activities and entertainment will be free for all. There will be charges for food and drink, and other non-profit groups will be hosting some activities for a fee going back to their group. To end the evening on Saturday, The Jesters, a Tom Petty tribute band, will be playing followed by a short display of fireworks—for FREE.
The Cascade Hometown Days committee was originally formed to create an event that can be built on year after year which allows everyone to come together and share in our community spirit and pride. Cascade Hometown Days is a non-profit entity. For more information, visit CascadeHometownDays.com.

Elkader Art in the Park Fine Art Festival
Sunday, August 18 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Founders’ Park (Elkader, IA)
Northeast Iowa will host its fifth annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival, held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Founders’ Park on the bank of the Turkey River in historic Elkader, IA.
The festival will feature 50 fine artists from across the region who have been juried into the 2019 event. They will offer a variety of artwork showcasing ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, metal, sculpture, wood, and more. Fine art festivals give visitors a chance to purchase, view, and enjoy original art and meet the artists who create it.
This summer along with Art in the Park, Elkader is celebrating several new murals that have been completed throughout the Art in the Alley Project.
In addition to viewing and purchasing original fine art from the region’s best artists, there will be a musical lineup that includes Strawberry Point entertainer Beau Timmerman, Feed the Dog out of Wisconsin, Cedar Rapids favorite Craig Erickson, Minneapolis singer Savannah Smith, and more.
There will be kid’s art activities, an area youth art exhibit, a silent auction of “Creative Chairs” (a community art project), wine tastings, and food vendors.
Jillian Herrmann, one of the event’s founders, shared, “Each year the event has grown, and we believe that’s happened due to the enthusiastic support of the volunteers and sponsors who are eager to celebrate and support the arts in our community.”
Art in the Park is an event of Main Street Elkader and supported by the community and volunteers that make it possible. For more information, visit ArtintheParkElkader.com.

Spirit of Woodstock
Sunday, August 18, 11 AM
@ Council Hill Station
50th Anniversary of three days of love and music starts at 11 AM each day featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Cary Morin, Driftless Sisters, Lexi Parr, The Resistors, A Few Blind Mice, Medicinal Purposes, Not Dead Yet, McDonald & Jones, Nate Jenkins, Backseat Betty, Jim Post & more. 6521 N Hill Rd, Scales Mound, IL. 815-776-9503. facebook.com/councilhillstation.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August 18, and 25 @ 2 PM
August 21–24 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Disney’s Lion King Jr.
August 18 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor, Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. Join two casts of the area’s most talented young performers for four performances at the Grand Opera House on Aug. 16–18. Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters take a journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Tickets are 15 for adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Music in The Gardens
Ted Vigil (Beatles Tribute)
Sunday, August 18, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Cottingham & Butler
Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist known for looking and sounding exactly like John Denver. It’s uncanny. For all the Rocky Mountain High Fans out there, you simply cannot miss this amazing  tribute performance to one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. In the case in inclement weather, this show will still take place in the beautiful new Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.
Future dates include: August 25: Denny Diamond & the Jewels.

Field of Dreams Ghost Player Games
August 18
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Free event, concessions and autographs available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Sunday games are at 1 PM. Saturdays are 7:30 PM at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, IA. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 18
Des Moines, IA
10 days of attractions, rides, great food, butter cows and grandstand concerts by For King & Country, Chainsmokers, Slipknot, Zac Brown Band,Dan+Shay, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Foreigner, Luke Bryan, Pentatonix and Hootie & The Blowfish. iowastatefair.org.

Grant County Fair
Sunday, August 18
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)
Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby and other entertainment. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days
Sunday, August 18
Downtown Cascade, IA
Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast and tons of live music and food!

New Diggings Blues, Brews & BBQ
Sunday, August 18
New Diggings General Store & Inn (2944 Co Rd I, New Diggings, WI)
For the uninitiated, New Diggings is a speck of dust on the map of S.W. Wisconsin, but like most hidden nooks, it is a magical place. Though a haven for the motorcyle-y inclined, it a fine place to Journey to with the family for an afternoon, even in the minivan. Great music and amazing food are a staple of live at “The Diggs” and August is blessed with a double helping of the stuff. On Sunday, Aug. 18, they celebrate The Diggs Blues, Brews and BBQ. This is probably mostly an excuse for Lou to see just how much meat he can fit on the smoker in one weekend. Challenge accepted. Perhaps it’s also Kelli’s chance to highlight her special BBQ sauce. To add flavor, you can take in great blues from Family Business from 2 to 6 p.m. in the beer garden and then the Dylan Doyle Band from 6 to 9 p.m. inside. For more information, call 608-965-3231 or visit NewDiggs.com.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday, August 19 @ 3:30–6 PM
Living Faith Center (1755 Delhi St)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host a community blood drive from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, August 19 at 1755 Delhi, inside Living Faith Center. To donate, please contact Cheryl Rose at (563) 590-1989 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 2071 to locate the drive.

Summit Street Singers
Monday, August 19, 7 PM
@ Galena CFA (Galena, IL)
The Summit Street Singers is a community chorus open to adults, students, and anyone interested in singing. No audition is required. Music will range from classics to pop. Directed by Kent Parry. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL. GalenaCenterForTheArts.com.

NISOM Music Lessons
Beginning August 19
Northeast Iowa School of Music (2728 Asbury Rd, Suite 200)
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at Northeast Iowa School of Music is now open! Enhance your child’s creativity with music lessons they will love! Northeast Iowa School of Music offers instruction in piano, voice, strings, guitar/ukulele, and band instruments. The fall session begins Monday, August 19. Need-based scholarships are available. Northeast Iowa School of Music makes the life-changing benefits of music education and enrichment accessible to all through instruction, performance, and outreach. We envision a community where everyone can experience personal and creative growth through music and reach their full potential as individuals and musicians. To register, call (563) 690-0151 or stop by Northeast Iowa School of Music at 2728 Asbury Rd, Suite 200 in Fountain Park, Dubuque. Register online at nisom.com. $300-$600 for 12 weeks of lessons. 563-690-0151.

People’s Law School Program Livestream
Tuesday, August 20 @ 5:30-7 p.m.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
The Carnegie-Stout Public Library will livestream an Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) People’s Law School program on the topic of consumer protection for older Iowans on Tuesday, August 20, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the third floor Aigler Auditorium. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but is encouraged at www.iowabar.org/pls. For more information, call 515-243-3179 or email peopleslawschool@iowabar.org. The August 20 livestream will feature speaker Al Perales, a Consumer Protection Investigator for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Perales will provide an overview of current imposter scams that target older Iowans, share real-life examples of imposter scams, and give tips on how people can protect themselves from being scammed. The State Library of Iowa and the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA) are partnering to present the ISBA People’s Law School series, which provides free, educational events where members of the public can find answers to life’s legal questions. Speakers present information on a variety of legal topics and answer general questions. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Shalom Writer’s Group
Tuesday, August 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Have you always wanted to write for publication? Is it your dream to someday see your byline in a magazine or your name on the cover of a book?  This monthly writer’s meet-up group allows time for you to share up to two pages of your writing with opportunities for feedback and critique from other writers. Attend as many or few meetings as you wish. Newcomers are always welcomed! Monthly support and critique group for writers to share and get feedback on their writing. If you have writing you’d like to share at a meeting, please keep it under two double-spaced pages, though you can bring more in case time permits. We want everyone to have the opportunity to share. If you’d like to have copies to pass out for everyone, e-mail Mary at mkenyon@shalomretreats.org with your document and she will print out copies. Facilitated by Mary Potter Kenyon. Is Appreciated, But Not Required. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Natural Mama Birth Class with Lacy Knipper
August 20, 27 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Prepare for a beautiful birth! Learn how to prepare your body for labor, options to consider in birth planning, and how to work with your body to bring your baby into the world. This workshop will be taught by Lacy Knipper, M.Ed, Certified Childbirth Educator. Fueling and moving your body during pregnancy. Knowing your birthing options and making a plan. Identifying stages of labor and associated techniques. $125 (Includes partner). 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Lunch & Learn: Guerrilla Gardening
Wednesday, August 21 @ Noon–1 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Lunch & Learn two Wednesdays a month at Convivium. This week’s garden topic: Guerilla Gardening. Though it sounds radical, guerilla gardening’s objective is simple: transform unused lands into gardens. Come learn how people all over are using shovels, compost, plants, bulbs, and seed bombs in an attempt to bring their communities back to life. You can even make a seed bomb of your own to take home! Free. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: August 21 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Women’s Art Party: Italian Smalti Mosaics
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30–8:30 PM
@ Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Carole Spelic will demonstrate how to adhere smalti tiles to a substrate grid and send participants home with grout, to be applied after curing. These coaster-sized mosaics may be constructed as abstracts, symbols, or free form designs sure to impress! $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. ShakeRagAlley.com.

Organ Concert Series: David Jonies
Wednesdays: August 21 and 28, 7 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
David Jonies is the associate director of music and organist at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, where he plays the four-manual Flentrop organ, one of the largest tracker-action instruments in the country. He also directs the Holy Name Cathedral Summer Organ Series. He has performed in Great Britain, South Korea, France, Germany, and the United States. A native of Germany, Jonies has studied at Metten Abbey, Bavaria, Germany; Hochschule für Musik Würzburg (University of Music, Würzburg, Germany); and the Royal Academy of Music, London, England. His teachers include Gerhard Weinberger, Günther Kaunzinger, David Titterington, and James O’Donnell. Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August 21–24 @ 7:30 PM
August  25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Smokestack’s Wednesday Night Movie
Wednesday, August 21 @ 8 PM
Smokestack
Dubuque’s newest movie experience is on Wednesdays at Smokestack’s 2nd floor screening room or, weather permitting, on the rooftop! Film titles are announced on Facebook, so follow smokestackdbq! 62 East 7th St.

Hills & Dales Blood Drive
Thursday, August 22 @ 11 AM–3 PM
MVRBC Donor Bus, at Hills & Dales
Hills & Dales will host a community blood drive on August 22 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Hills & Dales, inside the MVRBC donor bus. To donate, please contact Tia Westhoff at (563) 556-7878 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1225 to locate the drive.

Workshop helps decide ‘Is it time for facility care?’
Thursday, August 22 @ 1–2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sinsinawa Mound and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are cosponsoring “Brain Health: Is It Time for Facility Care?” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Sinsinawa. Participants will have the opportunity to review life situations to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 22-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL
Classic cars fill the main drag in East Dubuque, featuring food, drinks and live entertainment.

Reiki: Healing Energy with Bridget Leary
Thursday, August 22 @ 6–7:30 PM
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio (3375 Lake Ridge Drive)
Interested in natural, non-invasive healing practices? Learn all about the ancient healing practice of Reiki in this 90-minute workshop. Understand what Reiki is and how it works. Learn about the benefits and treatment options. A demonstration of a Reiki treatment will be included. $25. 563-207-8932.

Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series: Hinder + Saving Abel
Thursday, August 22, 
7 PM
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Multi-Platinum Rockers :: “Lips of an Angel” – a Top 5 hit across EIGHT Billboard singles charts
Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. On May 13, 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP Stripped.
As one of the few bands to have massive cross-over success, Hinder’s debut album Extreme Behavior featured one of the biggest songs of the year, “Lips of an Angel”,reaching #1 on Top 40. Their sophomore effort, Take It To The Limit surpassed their debut, peaking at #4 on The Billboard 200, solidifying Hinder as the biggest new breakout rock act and catapulting them into packed arenas worldwide with their explosive live show. 
Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went, just by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top.
Their first single, “Addicted”, reachED #1 on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. Their sophomore album, “Miss America,” topped the Active Rock and Hard Rock charts yet again with “Sex is Good” and “Stupid Girl”.
Tickets start at $25. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices increase three weeks prior to the show. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.
Stick around for the American Trust After Party featuring an encore from Levi Riggs in the Q Showroom (must be 21 to attend). Rain or shine. Tickets start at $35. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Children 10 and under receive free general admission access. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August 22–24 @ 7:30 PM
August  25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

Mixed Media Art Retreat
August 22–25
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)
Immerse yourself in art making an art adventure. Four days of workshops in collage, assemblage, mixed media jewelry, and fiber arts, altered books, cement/mosaic, and more. All skill levels welcome! Connect with other art adventurers, explore the charming art community of Mineral Point, and experience the magic of Shake Rag Alley, “the place that inspires creativity.” 608-987-3292. ShakeRagAlley.com.

Yoga in the Park
Friday, August 23, 9–10 AM
@ Jackson Park
Enjoy an hour session of yoga and learn about the Carnegie-Stout Public Library’s fitness kit collection, which includes specialized equipment for yoga, pilates, and more. Fitness kits are available to check out for free with a Carnegie-Stout Public Library card. Rain site at Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Instructed by certified yoga instructor Pam Connolly and hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Free. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Steeple Square Flea Market
Friday, August 23, 3–7 PM
@ Steeple Square
Aug. 23 at 3–7 p.m. and Aug. 24 at 7 a.m.–3 p.m. An array of vendors selling vintage and antique items, home decor, holiday decor, art and more! Concessions and a cash bar will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support Steeple Square. $2. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. SteepleSquare.com.

Driftless Star Party
Friday, August 23, 8:30–9:30 PM
@ Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (Platteville, WI)
Experienced stargazer and astronomy educator John Heasley from Driftless Stargazing will teach attendees about the night sky and help them connect with the cosmos. If skies are too cloudy for outdoor stargazing, there will be an indoor program “Seize the Night” at the Museum. Binoculars and telescopes provided. $10 adults; $5 ages 6–17; free for 5 and under. 405 E Main St, Platteville, WI. 608-348-3301. mining.jamison.museum.

Summer’s Last Blast
6 PM @ Summer’s Last Blast: August 23 and 24
Q Casino Backwaters Stage (1855 Greyhound Park Rd)
Summer’s Last Blast returns for its landmark 20th season with another two-day free concert series on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. This year features Dr. Feel Good (A kick-ass Mötley Crüe tribute), Electric Shock, and Menace on Friday and The Spazmatics (Chicago’s masters of geek-driven ‘80s synth-pop), Johnny Trash, and Hot Greasy Wieners (reunion show with members flying in from as far away as New Orleans).
Summer’s Last Blast is an all-ages musical blow-out to send-off another amazing summer of great outdoor concerts in the Dubuque area. And best of all, it is totally free. So you can bring the friends and family and enjoy an awesome show, even on a budget. And, as with all shows at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage, expect tons of great food from local food trucks available for purchase as well as plenty of cold beverages available from the Q Casino crew.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: August 24
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Summer’s Last Blast
Aug. 24
@ Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across three big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. Much of the lineup is still TBA. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. We do know that Johnny Trash and the Spazmatics will be returning on the 24th. These are all-ages outdoor events.

15th Annual Irish Hooley
August 24
@ Alliant Amphitheater
 
The Irish Hooley is stuffing all the fun back into one day this year (Noon – 10 PM) with live traditional Irish music from Ballyheigue, The Lads, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tomes, Connla and Skerryvore. Plus the McNulty School’s Irish Dancers, Dubuque Fire Pipe & Drums and more!
IrishHooley.org.

Potosi Brewfest
August 24
@ Holiday Gardens, Potosi, WI

Potosi Brewery hosts the 11th annual Potosi Brewfest at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, Wisconsin. Admission to the festival includes an opportunity to sample the work of 35 craft brewers, home brewers, wineries, meats and Wisconsin cheeses, plus live music, a tour of the National Brewery Museum and a commemorative tasting glass. potosibrewery.com.

Mineral Point Blues & Roots Festival
Saturday, August 24 , 1–10 PM
@ (Orchard Lawn) Mineral Point, WI
Lineup features The Jimmys, Omar Coleman, Katherine Davis Blues Band, Chicago Bound with Willie Buck, Jimi “Primetime” Smith Trio, Rick Harris with Steve Brown, and Boo Mullarky. Presented by Mineral Point Historical Society in support of Mineral Point history and Mineral Point Music Boosters. Beverages will be available for purchase. BYO chair. $20. 234 Madison St, Mineral Point, WI. MineralPointHistory.org

The Maggie Mae Show
Saturday, August 24 @ 2PM
Ohnward Fine Art Center, 1215 E. Platt St., Maquoketa, IA
Maggie Mae is a regular performer on the RFD TV television station. Her home is in Oxford, WI, but she tours the country throughout the year, always finding time to support military veterans and her long list of fans! Maggie Mae & Heartland Country Band’s show is pure country music with fiddles, guitars, steel guitars, piano, drums, and of course, Maggie’s singing! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit ohnwardfineartscenter.com for tickets and more details.

Iowa Caves Exploration
Saturday, August 24 @ 2–3 PM
Swiss Valley Nature Center (13606 Swiss Valley Rd, Peosta, IA)
Iowa Grotto the chapter of the National Speleological Society will be presenting at the Swiss Valley Nature Center. An Iowa Grotto member will discuss Iowa caves, why the cave is unique, how it was discovered, etc. They will also discuss projects Iowa Grotto works on for restoration or preserving these unique features. 563-556-6745. DubuqueCounty.org.

Summer’s Last Blast
6 PM @ Summer’s Last Blast: August 23 and 24
Q Casino Backwaters Stage (1855 Greyhound Park Rd)
Summer’s Last Blast returns for its landmark 20th season with another two-day free concert series on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. This year features Dr. Feel Good (A kick-ass Mötley Crüe tribute), Electric Shock, and Menace on Friday and The Spazmatics (Chicago’s masters of geek-driven ‘80s synth-pop), Johnny Trash, and Hot Greasy Wieners (reunion show with members flying in from as far away as New Orleans).
Summer’s Last Blast is an all-ages musical blow-out to send-off another amazing summer of great outdoor concerts in the Dubuque area. And best of all, it is totally free. So you can bring the friends and family and enjoy an awesome show, even on a budget. And, as with all shows at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage, expect tons of great food from local food trucks available for purchase as well as plenty of cold beverages available from the Q Casino crew.

ABBA Revisited
Saturday, August 24, 4 & 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
ABBA Revisited is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA, and has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2001. ABBA Revisited recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship, taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and even Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreates the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! Tickets from $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August 24 @ 7:30 PM
August  25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

A Grand Extravaganza
Saturday, August 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 25 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Get a sneak peek at the Grand Opera House’s 2019–2020 season during A Grand Extravaganza! The showcase takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
The Grand places a spotlight on a selection of songs and dances from a variety of popular shows including pieces from the shows that will grace the stage in the upcoming season. This is sure to be a night of light hearted fun for the whole family featuring a cast you know and love from their past shows and introducing new talent to look forward to. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate The Grand Opera House with the people who make it grand!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Mopars on the Mississippi
Sunday, August 25, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
All Mopar car show with 39 classes. Swap area, car corral, music, and food are available. All proceeds are donated to a local volunteer fire department. $3 spectators; $10 show car. There is an all makes, all models cruise-in at the fairgrounds on Aug. 25 from 6–10 p.m. MightyMississippiMopars.com.

Lion’s Club Antique Show and Flea Market
Sunday, August 25 @ 8 AM–3 PM
Harris Park (600 N Bennett Rd, Dodgeville, WI)

Disco Brunch Buffet
Sunday, August 25 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a Sunday Brunch Buffet featuring music by DJ Salad Spinner! A family- friendly disco brunch that includes a daytime dance party with funk, soul, and disco music. Brunch starts at 9 am, music from 10 am to 2 pm. No registration required! 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Blossoming Moments: Alzheimer’s Luncheon & Flower Ceremony
Sunday, August 25 @ 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center
Please join us for a social and sacred time of sharing friendship, enjoying delicious food, and joining together to honor our loved ones who are living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, and to remember our dear ones who lived with these diseases and passed away. Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica. $15 per person suggested donation includes lunch, music with Sr. Carol Hemesath & Sr. Marie Therese, a flower bulb for planting, and an inspiring message of hope and healing from Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica. In memory of her husband Carl J. Pfeifer, Janaan Manternach is sponsoring this event. RSVP. 563-582-3592. shalomretreats.org.

Ain’t Retirement Grand
August  25 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater (2728 Asbury Rd)
Ain’t Retirement Grand! is a hilarious musical that confirms that retirement is grand and takes the Bell Tower Theater stage Aug. 9–25. The vaudeville-esque show celebrates the joys and demands of being a senior citizen. From driving and early bird specials to HMOs and writing a will, nothing is off limits in this upbeat, catchy romp through retirement.
Aug. 9 and 10 are the Early Bird Special performances when tickets are just $10.50. Tickets for all other performances are $21. Thursdays are Girls’ Night Out; all audience members get a free glass of wine. This show is recommended for mature audiences. For information and to purchase tickets call 563-588-3377 or visit BellTowerTheater.net.

A Grand Extravaganza
Sunday, August 25 @ 2 PM
Grand Opera House (135 W 8th St)
Get a sneak peek at the Grand Opera House’s 2019–2020 season during A Grand Extravaganza! The showcase takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
The Grand places a spotlight on a selection of songs and dances from a variety of popular shows including pieces from the shows that will grace the stage in the upcoming season. This is sure to be a night of light hearted fun for the whole family featuring a cast you know and love from their past shows and introducing new talent to look forward to. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate The Grand Opera House with the people who make it grand!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by calling 563-588-1305, or at TheGrandOperaHouse.com.

Bloody Mary Canning Class
Sunday, August 25 @ 4–6 PM
Thursday, August 29 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a one evening interactive class where you will learn to make homemade Bloody Mary mix – using fresh ingredients grown in Convivium’s gardens. You will also learn the ins and outs of the canning process and a “quick pickle” demonstration to show a fun way to garnish your favorite breakfast drink. Each participant will receive a jar of the mix to take home. Must be 21 to participate as sampling is encouraged. $35. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Music in The Gardens
Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
Sunday, August 25, 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 3800 Arboretum Dr.
Sponsored by Premier Bank
All of your favorites from now of the most prolific music icons in America. Denny Diamond faithfully recreates the classic performances of Neil Diamond though his stunning catalog of hits including “Sweet Caroline”, “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “America”, “Cherry, Cherry”, “I Am I Said”, “Forever in Blue Jeans” and so much more. This week’s show is hosted by the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  All shows are free to the public and open lawn seating. Bring lawn chairs, and blankets as necessary for your comfort. Concerts are all scheduled to run 6:30-8:30 PM. For more information and updates, visit dubuquearboretum.net.

Grand View United Methodist Church Blood Drive
Monday, August 26 @ 2:45– 6 PM
Grand View United Methodist Church
To donate, please contact Mary Kay Patters at (563) 580-3017 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 2871 to locate the drive. 3342 John Wesley Dr.

Natural Mama Birth Class with Lacy Knipper
Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Statera Lower Level, Open Studio (3375 Lake Ridge Dr)
Prepare for a beautiful birth! Learn how to prepare your body for labor, options to consider in birth planning, and how to work with your body to bring your baby into the world. This workshop will be taught by Lacy Knipper, M.Ed, Certified Childbirth Educator. Fueling and moving your body during pregnancy. Knowing your birthing options and making a plan. Identifying stages of labor and associated techniques. $125 (Includes partner). 563-207-8932. StateraIntegrated.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series
The Reminders
Tuesday, August 27, 8 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center
John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
University of Dubuque Heritage Center kicks off season seven of Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with The Reminders on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Joined onstage by a DJ and dancers, this remarkable musical duo is a creative force weaving a unique mash-up of razor sharp rhymes, soulful vocals, and reggae-tinged hip-hop rhythms.
The Reminders are a musical anomaly seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black. Big Samir combines intricate rhythmic beats with a bilingual French-English flow. This is complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and powerhouse vocals.
Releasing their debut album Recollect in 2008 and Born Champions in 2012, the Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV, and radio appearances. They have shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, and K’naan, and they have established a firm place in today’s ever-evolving music scene while paving a path all their own.
The Reminders transcend what is expected. They take their hip hop foundation and move it beyond genre, time, and space to create a global musical experience that speaks with a universal voice.
Tickets are $14–$20 for adults; $10–$17 for UD alumni, military, and veterans; and $10 for children and students. All tickets increase by $5 on the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office; by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: August 28 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Salsa Night
Last Wednesday of every month: Wednesday, August 28 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Enjoy a free salsa dance lesson with Katie Koerperich from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, then dance into the evening. Delicious food and beverages available for purchase. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats – It’s fun, freeing, and social. Last Wednesday every month! http://bit.ly/2u1S0XI. 62 East 7th St.

Organ Concert Series: Aaron David Miller
Wednesday, August 28, 7 PM
@ Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Aaron David Miller and is known as one of the finest organ improvisers in the country. He is music director at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, MN, as well a forensic musicologist for Donato Music, Scarsdale, NY. Miller maintains an active recital schedule, and his performances have been heard on America Public Media’s “Pipedreams” radio show and numerous television programs. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied organ performance with David Craighead, Russell Saunders, David Higgs, and Michael Farris, and composition with Samuel Adler and Joseph Schwantner. His graduate studies were taken at the Manhattan School of Music, where Miller completed his master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, studying composition and organ performance with McNeil Robinson. He has composed organ, choral, and orchestral works.  Concerts featuring a different guest musician will be held every Wednesday (except July 24) throughout June, July, and August. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Memory Café
Thursday, August 29 @ 1–2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Look back to memories of our many days of “reading, and writing, and ’rithmetic” through puzzles and conversation, songs, poetry, photos, and games. Participants are invited to bring along photos and memorabilia related to their school days. This is our monthly gathering for people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer’s or other dementia to share common interests and friendship. Participants will find common understanding and a safe environment for those living with memory loss. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present. For more information, contact Coni LaBarbera at 608-748-4411, ext. 188, or visit our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: August 29-Sept 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Feminist Book Group: Insurrecto
Thursday, August 29 @ 5:30 PM
Smokestack
Read and be empowered! Discuss Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. 62 E 7th St. RiverLights.com.

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! with Candice Chaloupka
Thursday, August 29 @ 6–8 PM
Statera, Upper Level-Kitchen
Salsa, caprese salad, and sauces to make the best of your tomato overload! $16 Individual; $25 couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. Stateraintegrated.com.

Bloody Mary Canning Class
Thursday, August 29 @ 6–8 PM
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Join us for a one evening interactive class where you will learn to make homemade Bloody Mary mix – using fresh ingredients grown in Convivium’s gardens. You will also learn the ins and outs of the canning process and a “quick pickle” demonstration to show a fun way to garnish your favorite breakfast drink. Each participant will receive a jar of the mix to take home. Must be 21 to participate as sampling is encouraged. $35. 2811 Jackson St. 563-557-2900. convivium-dbq.com.

Rodney Carrington
Friday, August 30 @ 7 & 9:30 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond jo  Casino
Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies.

DBQ Rooftop Comedy
Friday, August 30 @ 9 PM
Smokestack
Laugh with the best of the Midwest, hosted by Ryan Graham, featuring nationally touring comedians, DBQ Comedy Showcase is last Friday every month, only at Smokestack. $10 cover. http://bit.ly/2GJ89E2. 62 East 7th St.

Native American history, justice, and decolonization Workshop
Friday, August 30–Sunday, September 1
St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm (Cuba City, WI)
This workshop will help us understand more fully the legacy of colonization and resistance on this continent and in this region. Discussion will also include how to support indigenous justice, the impact of cultural appropriation, and insights coming out of the Standing Rock gathering.  This workshop is being offered for a free will offering. The weekend will be facilitated by Brenna and Eric Cusen Anglada. RSVP. CatholicWorkerSchool@gmail.com. 608-568-3630. 2752 Clay Hollow Rd, Cuba City WI.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Cassville Car Cruise
Saturday, August 31 @ 9 AM–11 PM
Start at Mystique Community Ice Center
Come one, come all, this is an event for the whole family. Our cruise starts from two different locations to be sure that everyone can join us. We cruise the beautiful scenic routes of Wisconsin back to our hometown of Cassville where we will have fun for the whole family taking place. Face painting, food, inflatables, burnout contests, and new this year – a pin up contest! Be sure to stop on by, this is not an event you want to miss. Join the cruise in Dubuque at the Mystique Community Ice Center (1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr).

Team of Dreams Movie Night
Q&A with casts of The Sandlot and A League of Their Own’
Saturday, August 31, 5 PM
@ Phoenix Theatres (555 JFK Rd)
Travel Dubuque is excited to announce the addition of Team of Dreams Movie Night at Phoenix Theatres Kennedy Mall on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 31. Casts of The Sandlot and A League of their Own will be in attendance with a reception, Q&A, and movie showing.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a VIP Tent Reception with hors d’oeuvres and a photo opportunity with the cast. A Q&A will take place at 7:15 p.m. where attendees can hear from the cast of The Sandlot or A League of their Own followed by a movie showing of the same film. Tickets are on sale at TeamOfDreamsIowa.com.
“We simply could not think of a better way to top off a wonderful summer film season than having a major community event in Dubuque,” said Phoenix Theatres Kennedy Mall owner Cory Jacobson. “The theatre business is very unique and when we have the rare chance to showcase great classic films, it truly becomes a memorable moment. Opportunities that allow you to personally meet the stars of these great movies and then watch the films on the big screen are why I love being in the movie business so much. Travel Dubuque has a wonderful program planned and we are very honored to host this very special event.”
Stars in attendance from The Sandlot include Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), and Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons). Stars in attendance from A League of Their Own include Lori Petty (Kit Keller), Ann Cusack (Shirley Baker), and Megan Cavanagh (Marla Hooch).
Fans who want an additional up-close experience can purchase tickets to the Celebrity Breakfast slated to take place the morning of Sept. 1 at Hotel Julien Dubuque. Breakfast will be served alongside stories of player’s glory days and the journeys that led them there.
Team of Dreams kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Field of Dreams with appearances by the Ghost Players, silent auction, autograph session, celebrity softball game, and Field of Dreams movie showing.
For tickets to the breakfast and main event or for more information, visit TeamOfDreamsIowa.com.

Team of Dreams
September 1
@ Field of Dreams Movie Site

Experience the magic of the Field of Dreams and relive your greatest memories of America’s favorite pastime as Major League Baseball legends come together on Labor Day weekend for an autograph show and a celebrity softball game. Celebs include players Ozzie Smith, Bob Griese, Wade Boggs, Edgar Martinez as well as actors from the movies League of Their Own and The Sandlot. teamofdreamsiowa.com.

BeatleFest #11
Monday, September 2 @ 11 AM–6 PM
Spring Green General Store (Spring Green, WI)
15 regional groups play all Beatles music. A special festival menu (named after several of your favorite Beatles’ songs) will be available along with local beers by Furthermore and Sand Creek and local cider by the Cider Farm. Trivia contests will be a part of the day. Bring a chair (and perhaps some bug spray).  No carry-ins please; this is a free family and (well behaved) dog friendly event. 137 S. Albany St, Spring Green, WI. 608-588-7070. SpringGreenGeneralStore.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 4 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays: September 5 and 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall

Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 5- 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Slightly Creepy Book Club: Watchers
Thursday, September 5 @ 5:30 PM
River Lights Book Store
Slightly Creepy is a horror book club. Join as they discuss Watchers by Dean Koontz. 1098 Main St. RiverLights.com.

Doorways of Hope for the Homeless
Thursday, September 5 @ 7 PM
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
A community discussion about understanding homelessness in Dubuque. Presented by Ann Lorenz, Opening Doors Development and Marketing Director. Hosted by United Methodist Women. Accepting donations of diapers (sizes 4,5,6), baby wipes, pull-ups, paper towels and liquid laundry detergent. 1199 Main St.

Church Women United
Friday, September 6 @ 9:30 AM
Dubuque Arboretum Visitor Center
The time is now, unite to serve for the 2019 Human Rights Day . Meet Megan Ruiz, Presentation Lantern Center Executive Director; gather with snacks; and celebrate with a musical program, “Equity & Advocacy for our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters.” 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-1394. 

Platteville Historic Re-enactment
Friday, September 6 @ 8 AM–4 PM
Saturday, September 7 @ 11 AM–5 PM
Sunday, September 8 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Mound View Park (Platteville, WI)
Enjoy history brought to life. Re-enactors represent early Native Americans, fur traders, and pioneers, all dressed and living as they would have hundreds of years ago. Interact with them and hear stories from a time gone by. Free. facebook.com/PlattevilleHistoricReEnactment.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Friday, September 6 @ 7 PM
Mineral Point Opera House (Mineral Point, WI)
Enjoy six films including the award-winning Pursuing the Monarchs. Learn how monarchs, supported by way stations like those at Shake Rag Alley, migrate to and from Michoacán, Mexico – against the odds of deforestation to the south and industrialized agriculture here in the north. $10. 139 High St, Mineral Point, WI. stenson.stories@gmail.com.

Potosi Tour de Pints
September 6–8
Potosi Brewing Company (Potosi, WI)
Join for a three-day excursion that includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There are multiple options for tickets ranging from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. On Sept. 6, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Galena, IL; on Sept. 7, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Dubuque, IA; and on Sept. 8, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Vesperman Farms, Lancaster, WI. 209 South Main St, Potosi, WI. 608-763-4002. PotosiTourDePints.com.

73rd Platteville Dairy Days
September 6-8
@ Platteville Legion Park, Platteville, WI

The family themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls and more. Plattevilledairydays.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 7
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Starting a Small Business or Pop Up
Saturday, September 7 @ 11 AM
Key City Creative Center
Join the Small Business Development Center, NICC, and Key City Creative Center for a workshop on how to start a small business or pop up. Learn practical strategies for launching a new venture. Presenters will be Wes Rainery (Hot Diggity Dogz), Julie Griffin (Merry Pop-in Shoppe), Cecil D. Williams (Endless Fragrance and Merchandise), and Samantha Wagner (Iowa Legal Aid). Food and beverage will be provided. Free. 1781 White St. For any details, contact Craig Beytien at 630-926-5761.

Platteville Historic Re-enactment
Saturday, September 7 @ 11 AM–5 PM
Sunday, September 8 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Mound View Park (Platteville, WI)
Enjoy history brought to life. Re-enactors represent early Native Americans, fur traders, and pioneers, all dressed and living as they would have hundreds of years ago. Interact with them and hear stories from a time gone by. Free. facebook.com/PlattevilleHistoricReEnactment.

Harvest Fest
Saturday, September 7 @ 2-4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm (Sinsinawa, WI)
Come celebrate fall with the third annual Harvest Fest at Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm. The day will include farm tours, hay rides, live music, kids’ activities, and snacks. Learn about the local food system and see how beginning farmers are getting their business off the ground. You’ll also be able to purchase organic veggies directly from the six farm businesses that make up this year’s cohort. 488 County Rd. ZZ, Hazel Green, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

The Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
September 7-8
@ Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40 foot long boats, shaped like dragons and holding 21 people or all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. The races are free to watch from 8 AM – 5 PM. Shuttle service is provided. dubuquedragonboat.org.

Potosi Tour de Pints
September 7–8
Potosi Brewing Company (Potosi, WI)
Join for a three-day excursion that includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There are multiple options for tickets ranging from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. On Sept. 6, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Galena, IL; on Sept. 7, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Dubuque, IA; and on Sept. 8, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Vesperman Farms, Lancaster, WI. 209 South Main St, Potosi, WI. 608-763-4002. PotosiTourDePints.com.

Platteville Historic Re-enactment
Sunday, September 8 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Mound View Park (Platteville, WI)
Enjoy history brought to life. Re-enactors represent early Native Americans, fur traders, and pioneers, all dressed and living as they would have hundreds of years ago. Interact with them and hear stories from a time gone by. Free. facebook.com/PlattevilleHistoricReEnactment.

The Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, September 8
@ Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40 foot long boats, shaped like dragons and holding 21 people or all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. The races are free to watch from 8 AM – 5 PM. Shuttle service is provided. dubuquedragonboat.org.

Potosi Tour de Pints
Sunday, September 8
Potosi Brewing Company (Potosi, WI)
Join for a three-day excursion that includes scenic Driftless area views and an active biking experience nestled beside the beautiful Mississippi River, on the Great River Road. There are multiple options for tickets ranging from $40-$200. This weekend tour allows you to ride through some of the most beautiful landscapes that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa have to offer, and it doesn’t end there. You’ll bike and enjoy beer tastings, local community charm, and great food each day. On Sept. 6, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Galena, IL; on Sept. 7, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Dubuque, IA; and on Sept. 8, bike from Potosi Brewing Company to Vesperman Farms, Lancaster, WI. 209 South Main St, Potosi, WI. 608-763-4002. PotosiTourDePints.com.

Junior Achievement Golf Classic
Monday, September 9 @ Noon
Thunder Hills Country Club (Peosta, IA)
Support Junior Achievement and help our kids get 100% ready for their future! Your entry fee includes player gift, competitive on-course games, and post-tournament celebration with steak dinner and silent auction. Registration at 11 a.m., tee time at noon. $500 per foursome or $125 per person. 16682 Thunder Hills Dr, Peosta, IA. 309-277-3919. jaheartland.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: REZA: Edge of Illusion
Tuesday, September 10 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Reza has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Reza’s current tour features cutting-edge magic. Audiences can expect to witness mega illusions such as passing through spinning blades of an industrial fan, a record breaking recreation of Houdini’s most famous stunt, and the appearance of a real helicopter, live on stage. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: September 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 11 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursday, September 12, 4–9 PM
@ Kennedy Mall
Classic cars converge with food, drinks and additional entertainment.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 12-26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: Sept 12 and Oct. 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays: Sept 13, 11:30 AM-1:30PM
@ Washington Park

Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. September 13: Ralph Kluseman, October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

The Struts
Friday, September 13 @ 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
In their lavish stage presence and magnetic appeal, The Struts have more than demonstrated a preternatural command of monumental crowds. After releasing their debut studio album in 2016, Everybody Wants, The Struts have been touring non-stop, playing festivals and supporting slots for Foo Fighters, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. In a recent interview with Radio X in the UK, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called them “the best opening band we’ve ever had.” In 2018, The Struts released Young & Dangerous, a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 14
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

A Circle of Drums: The Rhythms of Life
Saturday, September 14 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
In celebration of two decades of interactive fall programs at Sinsinawa Mound, Bill Kehl will be returning to offer a special version of his ever-popular rhythmic retreat. Emphasis will be placed on facilitating rhythmic revelry, personal joy, and resounding team success! This year’s retreat will feature a light-hearted, dynamic performance by Bill on many exotic, primitive musical instruments from his diverse lifetime collection.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Hurky Hustle – Tailgating & Chili Cookoff
Saturday, September 14 @ 1 PM
LaMotte Rec Center (LaMotte, IA)

“Herky Hustle” 6th annual Hawkeye Chili Cook off and Tailgating event. Come watch Iowa play Iowa State for our annual fundraiser for the LaMotte Area Advancement. Chili cook off through 1st half with trophies for the top 3 finishers, food and drinks available for purchase, silent auction throughout game, and live auction during half time. Proceeds benefit capital improvement projects throughout LaMotte, Iowa. See our work at the new playground in downtown LaMotte! 523 Elm St, LaMotte, IA. 563-451-2488. facebook.com/events/2598306170234334.

The Fab Four (Bealtes Tribute)
Saturday, September 14, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 18 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Canvas Painting
Thursday, September 19 @ 6–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide you step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. Participants will paint a fall tree. Supplies will be provided.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 19, 7 PM (Also Sept 20-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursdays: September 19 and 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Chris Janson
Friday, September 20, 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Hits Include: “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” & “Good Vibes”
Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter.
In the four years since the release of his debut album, the three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats, including two No. 1 singles. He most recently took home the trophy for ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified, inspiring hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards. His chart-topping, double-Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” was named the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year and declared one of the “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by NSAI.
Tickets start at $29. Receive a free drink with each Turpin Dodge VIP ticket. Event held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable. Ticket prices increase three weeks prior to the show. Ticket prices and lineup subject to change.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 20, 7 PM (Also Sept 21-22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Joshua Kane in Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror
Friday, September 20 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in Joshua Kane’s compelling, thrilling, and interactive performance of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, and more. Punctuated with anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses humor and banter. In this swift-paced one-man show, audiences become active partners in creating the world of the play. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 21
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Praying with the Seasons: Fall Equinox
Saturday, September 21 @ 8-10 AM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join us in honoring the turning of the seasons through song and ritual, celebration and contemplation. All are welcome to this ecumenical, outdoor gathering. We’ll meet inside the main entrance at 8 a.m. and proceed outdoors from there. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque’s Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 21 @  11 AM–7 PM
A.Y. McDonald Park

Celebrate your German and Slavic Heritages at this family-friendly event, ticket prices are only $5 for adults and free for children 10 and under. All proceeds from Dubuque Oktoberfest benefit Camp Albrecht Acres, a camp for adults and kids with special needs in Sherrill, IA. Enjoy all-day music, food, beverages, entertainment and games. Also returning are the ever-popular events such as the weiner dog races at 2 p.m. and the stein holding contest at 4 p.m. The Bier Tasting event offers dozens of different beers. Attendance is limited, and a special ticket purchase of $25 is available in advance by Friday, September 7 or $35 September 8 through the day of at the door. Music will be provided by the Guttenberg German Band, Americana Band and the Loras College German Band. The University of Northern Iowa, International Dance Theatre will also be performing traditional German and Slavic Dances and giving dance lessons. German and Slavic families are encourage to use this event as a family reunion, leaving all the work up to the organizers while benefit a local non-profit organization. Held rain or shine. Tickets to Oktoberfest may be purchased at the gate or in advance at all Premier Bank locations. Bier Tasting tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 until Sept. 8 or $35 September 9 – 19 at http://www.dbqoktoberfest.org/tickets.html. 

Small Art Big Impact Fundraiser
Saturday, September 21 @ 2–5 PM
Galena Center for the Arts (Galena, IL)
Art sale of small pieces of donated original artwork (8 x 8 x 8-inch maximum) including drawings, paintings, sculptures, pottery, basketry, assemblage, jewelry and more. Each piece is hand-signed by the artist. This non-juried event will feature work from artists of all ages and abilities. Each piece will sell for $30 with all proceeds benefiting the Galena Center for the Arts. This fundraiser for the Galena Center for the Arts will also feature musical entertainment, beer and cider for sale and free popcorn. 779-214-0261. 219 Summit St, Galena, IL.

Bloktoberfest
September 21
@ Millwork District

This 365ink Impact Award-Winning Millwork District Block Party features craft and domestic beers, live music, food vendors, Oktoberfest and strongman events, adults games and seriously tons of kids games and activities as well as huge BMX demonstrations. Presented by 7 Hills Brewing Company and Olliewood Action Sports.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 21, 11 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM (Also Sept 22)
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

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

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment
September 22, 1 PM & 5 PM
@ Five Flags Arena
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev-up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Tickets run $17-$57 plus fees online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or in person at the Five Flags Box office.

Film Screening: Bidder 70
Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30-8:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious, and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability to climate justice. Watch the journey of Tim DeChristopher as he goes from college student to incarcerated felon for his work on behalf of the environment. Following the film, Brenna Cussen Anglada and Allyson Polman will discuss their recent action in resistance to the Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: September 25 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Memory Café
Thursday, September 26 @ 1-2:30 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
The Sinsinawa Steppers will be walking in the fourth annual Mound Memory Walk that supports people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, those caring for them, and area support programs. This year we walk to honor Sister Kathleen (Janetta) Loughrin, OP (1943-2019) and Joel Gorun (1941-2019). Sinsinawa Memory Café and Brain Health Series are just two of the programs that this walk supports. To join Team Sinsinawa Steppers, go online to http://support.alzwisc.org/site/TR/Events/General. Come gather with people who are experiencing memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s or other dementia, along with a caregiver, to share common interests and friendship. Memory Café is open to anyone in the tristate area and is free. Please have a caregiver present.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

East Dubuque’s Cruising’ Thursdays
Thursday, September 26, 4–9 PM
@ Sinsinawa Ave, East Dubuque, IL

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

Arch Allies
Friday, September 27, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Featuring the classic hits of Bon Jovi, Boston, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Journey and Styx, Arch Allies rocks the crowd with a collective set of 80’s favorites. The band covers some of Journey’s biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms;” Styx hits like “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade;” and REO Speedwagon favorites like “Take It On the Run” and “Keep On Loving You.” Tickets from $10. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: September 28
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

West Dubuque Wingfest
Saturday, September 28
@ Farley Park, Farley, IA

Competitors cooking up about 10,000 wings with live entertainment, volleyball, baggo, human foosball, and a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings. Plus, kids entertainment, a dunk tank & more! It all starts at 11 AM. Sponsored by Western Dubuque Fine Arts Booster Club.

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Saturday, September 28, 4 PM & 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Johnny Cash rocked the country music scene with his unique baritone vocals and acoustic guitar. His top hits included “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Cash released more than 100 hit singles, making him one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. The country music legend also went on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. Cash’s music has crossed over multiple genres, which won him inductions into the Country Music, Gospel Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Since 2005, Shawn Barker has performed his celebrated “Man in Black” tribute show all over the world. His high-energy performance recreates Cash’s iconic sound and signature style down to his acoustic guitar and harmonica. Barker’s show features hits from Johnny Cash’s entire musical career, including his duets with the late June Carter. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 1)
Tuesdays, October 1 and 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: October 2 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

RENT
October 2 and 3,
7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall (2255 Bennett St)
The Broadway musical RENT will play at University of Dubuque Heritage Center Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. each night. RENT serves as the headline event of the 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
The show received its world premiere off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996, to ecstatic reviews and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996. RENT won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 563-585-SHOW; or online at DBQ.edu/heritagecenter. The box office is closed now through Monday, July 8, when summer hours begin.

Dubuque Area Baconfest
October 3
@ Grand River Center
 
An evening of tasty bacon dishes from local restaurants, grocery stores, BBQ pits and caterers. Dubuque Area Baconfest is a fundraiser for Area Residential Care. VIP ticket admission from 5–6 PM and GA from 6–9 PM. DBQBacon.com.

Sacred Lands Tour
October 3-6
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
This tour will take us on guided visits to indigenous sacred sites of Effigy Mounds National Monument at Harper’s Ferry, IA, and others in Minneapolis. At the monument, we’ll hike the bluffs of the Mississippi to the Marching Bears mound group. In Minneapolis, we’ll experience sacred sites through the stories of Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican), Rev. Robert Two Bulls (Lakota), and Larry Martin (Ojibwe). All meals are included, with one provided by the well-known “Sioux Chef.” Participants will be walking distances and sleeping on the floor.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Sinsinawa Art Gallery: Quilts to Warm Your Body and Comfort Your Soul
October 3-November 29

Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Visit us for the 29th annual quilt exhibit. The exhibit is fresh and unique each year as quilts can only be displayed once. Quilters who participate in the show have a connection to a Sinsinawa Dominican Sister or a Mound staff person. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

ValLimar Jansen in Concert
Friday, October 4 @ 7–9 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Join us for a multigenerational evening of music and worship. ValLimar is a highly regarded inspirational/catechetical speaker, singer, composer, and recording artist who sings a broad range of styles from traditional to contemporary. Her performances combine sacred stories, dramatic art, music, and movement to give people a message of hope, light, life, and love. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: October 5
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
October 5
@ Cable Car Square
 
Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids games, food and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 AM, $5 tasting spoons @ 1 PM. Hosted by the Dubuque Jaycees.

Galena Oktoberfest
October 5
@ Depot Park, Galena, IL

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce-house and games for the kids, and more from Noon – 10 PM @
Depot Park in Galena. Adults and teens are $5. Kids are free. GalenaLions.org/Galena-Oktoberfest.asp.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Women of the World
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Women of the World is an a cappella quartet representing different corners of the globe formed to create a common platform to collaborate and celebrate cultural differences through music worldwide. Honoring global folk traditions, their repertoire spans music in 30 languages. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1: Rhapsody
Saturday, October 5 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 6 @ 2 PM
The Classics Season begins with a blockbuster program that includes a lively overture, a premiere by local composer Adam O’Dell, and two of the most loved pieces for piano and orchestra, featuring DSO Principal Pianist Joshua Russell. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a wonderful sonic tour of each section of the orchestra culminating in a rousing finale!
Featured Pieces:
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
O’Dell: Refractions
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Single tickets will be available on Aug. 19. Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Flea Market & Antique Show
Sunday, October 6, 8 AM–3 PM
@ DBQ Co Fairgrounds
This has been a mainstay for more than 50 years! It takes place three times a year on Sundays at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.Featuring vendors with a wide range of interesting, fun, useful and unusual items. From antiques, arts and crafts, hobbyist and collectors, as well as new and used merchandise, this market is sure to offer a unique shopping experience. $1 Adults; free for children 11 and under. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 815-747-7745. facebook.com/dubuquefleamarket.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 1: Rhapsody
Sunday, October 6 @ 2 PM
The Classics Season begins with a blockbuster program that includes a lively overture, a premiere by local composer Adam O’Dell, and two of the most loved pieces for piano and orchestra, featuring DSO Principal Pianist Joshua Russell. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a wonderful sonic tour of each section of the orchestra culminating in a rousing finale!
Featured Pieces:
Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
O’Dell: Refractions
Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue—featuring Joshua Russell, piano
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Single tickets will be available on Aug. 19. Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Killer Queen
Sunday, October 6, 7 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
They SOLD OUT last time! One of the most iconic, dynamic, and unique vocalists in the history of rock and roll, Freddie Mercury fronted the band Queen for just over two decades. Patrick Myers has embodied Mercury onstage now for 25 years in Killer Queen, arguably the best Queen tribute band in the world. What started as a one-off, student show in 1993 by tribute band Killer Queen in London, has turned into a career. Killer Queen became so popular, that in 2009 they began selling out the exact same arenas in Europe as Queen had done in the 70’s and 80’s. Killer Queen’s continued success can be attributed, in part, to their work to stay true to Queen’s original showmanship. The attention to detail, dedication, and respect in their tribute is essential to the energy of their performance. Not only does Killer Queen perform all of Queen’s classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions,” but also deeper tracks like “Who Wants to Live Forever” and “Tie Your Mother Down.” Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: October 9 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: Now through Oct. 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Millwork Night Market
Thursday, October 10, 6-10 PM
@ Jackson Street between 7th and 9th Streets, Millwork District
Millwork Night Market is an independent evening farmers’ market that features high quality local food producers, artists, musicians, and brewers. It was founded with the mission to provide a unique nightlife and shopping experience, and to enhance the Millwork District’s mantra of live, work, play. MillworkNightMarket.com.

Food Truck Fridays
Fridays, October 11
11:30 AM-1:30PM @ Washington Park
Brought to you by Travel Dubuque, this event takes places every second Friday May through October, at the heart of #whereiowastarted and will feature area food trucks with yummy street food and live music sponsored by 365ink Magazine. October 11: Theresa Rosetta.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Hairball
Saturday, October 12, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Hairball is a Rock & Roll experience you won’t forget. A band puts on a concert – Hairball puts on an event! The lights, sound, video screens, smoke, fire, blood, bombs, confetti, spiders, snakes & monsters (oh my) and the screaming hoards of rabid Hairball fans create an event – an event that hits you so hard, it’ll take a few days to recover! Rock & Roll will NEVER die!!!
Tickets from $25. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

B.I.T.E. Size Series: Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series
Monday, October 14 @ 3:30 and 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center Babka Theatre
Shaun Boothe is an award-winning hip-hop artist, TEDx speaker, and creator of “The Unauthorized Biography Series,” a critically acclaimed musical project celebrating the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs – repackaging history through hip-hop. Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of a positive and influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video.  2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Children’s Life Skills Workshop
Mondays: October 14, 21, 28 @ 6–7:30 PM
Unified Therapy Services – Pediatrics

Harmony Factor is pleased to present an interactive workshop for children ages 6 -10 + one adult.
This workshop is designed to raise awareness of emotions in your child, increase empathy for others, and develop self-management skills. You and your child will learn fun heart-focused techniques to support and promote positive internal feelings. This empowering workshop will include interactive experiential activities designed to increase perception, understanding and self-regulation of emotions. The workshop requires adult participation and incorporates adult/child activities. RSVP. $25 of your cost will be donated to Unified Therapy Services 5K Make A Difference Walk/Run. $79.95 child/adult pair. 4121 Pennsylvania Ave. 815-541-3576. HarmonyFactor.EventBrite.com.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through Oct. 30: October 16 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Doo Wop Project
Friday, October 18 @ 8 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Just in time for Homecoming! The Doo Wop Project traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, complete with a five-piece band, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 26: October 19
7 AM–Noon @ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Illusions Midwest Drag Show
Third Saturday of Every Month: October 19 @ 10 PM
Smokestack
Illusions Midwest takes over Smokestack, third Saturday of every month. Showtime 10 pm, Admission $10 for a Killer Party featuring the Illusions cast and special guest drag queens and kings! 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Fall Book Discussion: The Overstory (Session 2)
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6:30–8 PM
Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa, WI)
Richard Powers recently won the Pulitzer Prize for this sweeping, impassioned novel on trees, animals, and activism. The Overstory explores the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that conflict and who are drawn up into its unfolding challenge. Each discussion will cover roughly half of the book. Copies are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: B2wins from Brazil
Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Pronounced “B-Twins” and back by popular demand, Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner have been exciting audiences worldwide with their distinctive approach to creating a signature sound. Featuring a lead electric violin and ukulele with vocals, this dynamic powerhouse sets out to shatter every stereotype of a typical band. The twins will be joined on stage by musicians on electric bass and drums. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Last Outdoor Dubuque Farmers’ Market of 2019
Saturday, October 26, 7 AM–Noon
@ Near Iowa & 12th St
Now in its 174th year, Iowa’s oldest farmers’ market, the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, is open every Saturday 7 a.m.–noon, May through September and 8 a.m.-noon in October. Stretching from the area around City Hall at Iowa and 13th Sts. going down Iowa St. to 10th St., the market has grown in recent years to attract vendors offering a larger variety of produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, handmade goods, plants, and on-site prepared foods.  To receive regular updates on what’s available at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market and more, follow the Dubuque Farmers’ Market on Facebook. For more information, call Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or visit DubuqueFarmersMarket.org.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays: Now through Oct. 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Breitbach’s Mid-Week Market
Wednesday, October 30 @ 5–9 PM
The Food Store
Local vendors and live music hosted by Michael Breitbach and The Food Store. 1109 Iowa St.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: The Passing Zone, comedy jugglers
Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
The Passing Zone is the most inventive and funny juggling duo working today. You’ll have a difficult time deciding whether to hang onto your chair as chainsaws fly through the air, hold your breath as the Passing Zone performs world-class skills, or grab your stomach as you double over in laughter. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Saturday, November 2 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Classics 2: Mozart to Mendelssohn
Sunday, November 3 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
We continue exploring the theme of Youth with the local debut of young violin virtuoso Grace Clifford and works by child prodigies Mozart and Mendelssohn. Hear the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s octet, a masterpiece written at age 16, in the composer’s own transcription for orchestra. Ravel’s elegant and masterful Mother Goose Suite includes movements such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Secret Garden”. Finally, Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony—an audience favorite—never fails to put a smile on one’s face, even as its surprises sometimes startle us.
Featured Pieces:
Mozart: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Mendelssohn: “Scherzo” from Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, op. 20
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64—featuring Grace Clifford, violin
Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major (Surprise)
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: November 13 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: HIPLET Ballerinas
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Direct from Chicago, Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop, and urban dance styles rooted in communities of color. Its signature style has been specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all. Featuring 10 dancers, performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques, and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe – all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Country Star Logan Size
Saturday, November 16, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Born and raised in Kansas, Mize has three albums under his belt. In 2009, his first self-titled album was released and shortly thereafter, in 2010, Logan signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2012, his second album Nobody in Nashville was released, which peaked at #49 on the US Country chart. Over the next five years Logan hit the road and toured the US and UK, attracting and winning over new fans at every stop along the way. In 2017, his latest album Come Back Road was released and debuted in the top 20 Billboard Country Albums and reached no. 2 on the iTunes Country Charts. Propelled by the album’s popularity, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” eclipsed 30 million streams on Spotify in 2018. Mize has opened concerts for Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and The Band Perry, among others. Tickets from $15. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jungle Book, presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions of Canada
Sunday, November 17 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
A new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling reimagined through modern eyes. Immersive sound and multimedia transports audiences from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a way never before witnessed. Eye-popping video, shadow-play, and original music make this family production a magical experience. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas
Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM
@ University of Dubuque Heritage Center (2255 Bennett St)
The Texas Tenors will perform a special Christmas concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” accompanied by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. The trio has accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special “You Should Dream.” They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world including a 24-city tour of the United Kingdom and China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. They were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine and recently made their Canadian debut at the world-renowned Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information, visit the Heritage Center website or call the Farber Box Office at 563.585.7469.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Christmas at Heritage Center: The Sound of Christmas with special guest, Elisabeth von Trapp
Friday, December 6 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Celebrating year seven, this UD tradition once again promises to bring renewed spiritual meaning to your Christmas season. UD’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts celebrates the birth of Christ through a concert presentation featuring the UD choirs and UD Wind Ensemble with live narration and special music from guest artist Elisabeth von Trapp. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music fame. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 1 PM
Five Flags Theater
This is a shorter program with holiday music and sing-alongs, approximately one hour in length. Children are invited to get a free photo taken with Santa following the concert. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Traditional Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet Company, and a guest performer join the DSO in an enchanting combination of familiar holiday favorites and exciting new music.
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: A Christmas Carol (kids edition), performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Sunday, December 8 @ 2 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
An intimate production of this perennial holiday favorite and perhaps the best loved Christmas story of all time, this musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment, and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays
Monday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Composed of 15 soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, along with music director Marcus Printup, bring a beloved New York tradition to Dubuque with Big Band Holidays. Featuring soulful, big band versions of classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Joy to the World,” and “Brazilian Sleigh Ride,” Big Band Holidays is an uplifting program showcasing some of the most charismatic singers on the planet. This concert will be no exception, featuring amazing vocals from Denzal Sinclaire and Alexis Morrast. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

YogaFury – Get Zen AF!
Second Wednesdays of Every Month: December 11 @ 5-6:30 PM
Smokestack
Let it all out with Kaity Kemp at no-judgment YogaFury. Your chakras are fabulous! Yelling, crude hand signals, and cursing are welcome at this affirming Happy Hour, friends. Yes, adult beverages available for purchase! Class starts at 5:15 sharp, on Smokestack’s rooftop, weather permitting. And please bring your mat or towel! $15 cash for the drop-in yoga you need, a shot during break, and the killer playlist you want!

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

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Steep Canyon Rangers
Friday, January 10 @ 7:30 PM
University of Dubuque Heritage Center John and Alice Butler Hall
Perhaps best known for their collaborative work with comedy legend Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) has affirmed their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The Grammy Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk to create something original. 2255 Bennett St. 563-585-SHOW. dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Friday, January 17 @ 8 PM
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s Ultimate Rock Hits
Saturday, January 18 @ 8 PM
Diamond Jo Casino Mississippi Moon Bar
The orchestra joins with local rock bands to present an amazing symphonic rock experience that features chart topping hits from the ‘70s through today—a unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down!
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO’s) 61st season continues the orchestra’s proud tradition of unforgettable live performances and acclaimed guest artists. This season, the DSO celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. Season tickets are available now and give you exclusive benefits. To order, please call 563-557-1677 or stop in the DSO office, 2728 Asbury Rd. (lower level of the Atrium building in Fountain Park). Visit DubuqueSymphony.org for full concert information and dates or call 563-557-1677 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ashley McBride
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8 PM
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo Casino
Dubbed by NPR as “country music’s most exciting new country voice” and Rolling Stone citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to The New York Times critic Jon Caramanica to opine that “the still beauty in her singing is impressive, but her easeful storytelling feels practically radical.” Her debut album was nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets from $20. Visit www.moonbarrocks.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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