Events

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Notice: We will do our best to keep this list updated. If you have an event you’d like to add, send your information to events@dubuque365.com. Please contact the event host or venue if you want to make sure the event is still being held.

School’s Out Day Camps
Museum Builders: Friday, February 26 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Fridays and Saturdays: February 26 and 27 and March 5, 6, 12, and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Thursdays: March 4 and 11 @ 5–8 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 26–27 @ 7:30 PM
February 27–28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Ireland with Michael
Friday, February 26 @ 7:30 PM
Online

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day season virtually with University of Dubuque Heritage Center and the original voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Michael Londra. Ireland with Michael is a never-before-seen Celtic show from the National Opera House in Wexford, Ireland. Taped in front of a live audience of 750 people, the show features the Irish Concert Orchestra, two choirs, and musicians from all over Ireland joining Londra, an Emmy-nominated Irish tenor, in a celebration of Irish culture, heritage, and music. The show steps out into the Irish villages and countryside to meet local traditional singers, dancers, and musicians. Londra travels from Dublin to Belfast to the Kennedy Homestead, sharing his own connection to songs and stories of his home county. Access starts at $25 with other packages including a dvd and private Zoom call. Once purchased, the Ireland with Michael rental is available for “on demand” viewing for 48 hours following the scheduled presentation. 563-589-3432. http://bit.ly/iwmhc.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: February 27 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Snowshoe & Winter Hikes
Every Saturday through February 27: February 27 @ 10 AM
Park Farm Winery (Bernard, IA)

Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour through Park Farm Winery’s vineyard and surrounding woods with a special stop in the middle for refreshments. BYO snowshoes. Space limited. RSVP. $10. 15159 Thielen Rd, Durango, IA. 563-557-3727. parkfarmwinery.com.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Fridays and Saturdays: February 27 and March 5, 6, 12, and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Thursdays: March 4 and 11 @ 5–8 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

52nd Annual Rod and Custom Car Show
Saturday, February 27 @ 11 AM–10 PM
Sunday, February 28 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Monticello Berndes Center (Monticello, IA)

Enjoy two fun-filled days of family entertainment with custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles. Plus check out caricature and balloon artists and a model car contest. Presented by KCRG TV 9. $10 Adults $10; $5 children 12 & under or free with paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1off admission. 766 N Maple St., Monticello, IA. 319-465-5119. RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 27–28 @ 2 PM
February 27 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Gala
Saturday, February 27 @ 7 PM
Online
This year’s Julien Dubuque International Film Festival fundraising gala will be a virtual affair, but it won’t be losing its festival flair. The event will include a 10-day silent auction that culminates with a video presentation of trailers, interviews, a surprise VIP guest, a film sneak peek, and a live raffle drawing starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Items up for auction will include trips, experiences, and unique handmade items. All tickets including Individual ($35) will include the code for the virtual event. The Date Night (two pack for $150), Family Night (four pack for $300) and Table Party (eight pack for $600) tickets include party giveaways and appetizers for the group. Table sponsors are also listed at the start of the video and on the film festival website.Gala tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 1. To purchase, visit JulienFilmFest.com. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle will be sold by JDIFF board members. They are $50 per ticket and only 200 will be sold. To purchase a raffle ticket, call Board President Beth Gilbreath at 563-542-5933. Voted one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, the 10th annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is set to return on April 18–25, in downtown Dubuque. 

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Des Moines
February 27 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

52nd Annual Rod and Custom Car Show
Sunday, February 28 @ 8 AM–7 PM
Monticello Berndes Center (Monticello, IA)

Enjoy two fun-filled days of family entertainment with custom cars, race cars, street rods, street machines, pickups and sweet motorcycles. Plus check out caricature and balloon artists and a model car contest. Presented by KCRG TV 9. $10 Adults $10; $5 children 12 & under or free with paid adult. Bring a canned food item to benefit Four Oaks and get $1off admission. 766 N Maple St., Monticello, IA. 319-465-5119. RodAndCustomCarShow.com.

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)
February 28 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

Love, particularly at Valentine’s Day, can be a dangerous sport. This uproarious multi-generational comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. From Gran and Gramps to married couple Henry and Paulette to student Jacqui, you will laugh at the hazards of romance for young and old alike. This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. Masks are required. Early bird admission on Feb. 12 and 13 for $11. All other performances are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. belltowertheater.net.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U18
February 28 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Broad Ideas: Broad Intentions
March 1–31
Online

Broad Intentions weather-grams can be done at home while also nurturing a caring community. They will decorate area trees from March 1 to 31. Broad Ideas is an arts show about empowerment and solidarity. In its fourth year, the stories of those who identify as women will be shared in a new way. All of the events will be online and free. Links to all of the events and more information are available at BroadIdeas.org.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Tuesday September through May: March 2 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: March 6 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Theisen’s Learn to Skate Program
Tuesdays: March 2–April 13 @ 6:30–7 PM
Saturdays: March 6–April 17 @ 8:30–9:15 AM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Join the winter fun at Mystique Community Ice Center. Watch your skater build confidence, discipline, and courage as they glide through the levels with the professionally accredited Theisen’s Learn to Skate Program. Ages 3+. $80–$95. 563-275-6576. dbqskating@gmail.com. dbqskating.org.

Reading That Matters: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent (Part 2)
Tuesday, March 2 @ 8 PM
Shalom Spirituality Center

In her recently published book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Because of the length and the importance of what this book has to say, Shalom will discuss it in two sessions, addressing about half the book in each discussion. RSVP the Monday before each event. $6 per discussion. 1001 Davis St. 563-582-3592. ShalomRetreats.org.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Susan Martell Huebner
Wednesday, March 3 @ 7 PM
Online

2020 Wisconsin People & Ideas 1st Place Poetry Award. Martell Huebner lives and writes in Mukwonago, Wisc. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies in both print and online, including “Soundings” (Caravaggio Press) and “Leaves of Peace” (Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets). Her poetry awards include the Jade Ring as well as honorable mentions for poetry from the Wisconsin Writers Association. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her chapbook, “Reality Changes with the Willy Nilly Wind,” received honorable mention in a chapbook competition for the WFOP.  The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

The Driftless Oaks: A History of Climate, Environment, and People from the Rings of Trees
Wednesday, March 3 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Evan Larson and Chris Underwood will share stories, photographs, and scientific results from a decade of tree-ring research conducted in collaboration with their geography students at UW-Platteville and at sites across the Driftless Area. The primary focus of this presentation will be the Driftless Oaks project, a seven-year effort that recently culminated in the publication of a 303-year reconstruction of drought for southwest Wisconsin, with additional highlights from recent work developing multiple eastern red cedar tree-ring records that span the past seven centuries of climate and land use. Larson has 18 years of experience using tree rings to investigate past climate, disturbance, forest development, and invasive species impacts. Underwood is a biographer and paleoecologist with interests in the distribution of forest communities, fire ecology, and global environmental change. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Thursdays: March 4 and 11 @ 5–8 PM
Fridays and Saturdays: March 5, 6, 12, and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Between Contoured Lines: Reading and Writing the Driftless
March 4–April 8
Online

Each hill and hollow, each creek and riverway in our Driftless bioregion holds a story because so many people have found this land alluring and have come to live here. Experience this place through writers of the past while crafting your place-inspired poetry and prose. Join instructor Catherine Young via Zoom March 4–April 8 to explore readings from Wisconsin writers, including those from “The Driftless Reader” and “Contours” anthologies, and work through prompts and exercises. By session five, the class community will workshop their selected writings, and for the final session present them to the group. This creative writing workshop is open to all writers and anyone interested in reading and writing the Driftless land. RSVP by Feb. 22. To register, see https://shakeragalley.org/product-category/month/march.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
March 4–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Fridays and Saturdays: March 5, 6, 12, and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Thursday, March 11 @ 5–8 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Music @ your library®: Feast of Mutton
Friday, March 5 @ 6 PM
Online

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes Dubuque-based band Feast of Mutton for a livestream Music @ your library® concert on the library’s Facebook page. Feast of Mutton was the first band to play for the Music @ your library® series five years ago, and now they’re back to perform new songs as well as some old favorites. The band features a distinct Eastern-European sound with haunting songs of heartache and despair. Special thanks to Clarke University for providing audiovisual support for this livestream event. facebook.com/carnegiestout.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Community Trivia: Friday, March 5 @ 7 PM
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Theisen’s Learn to Skate Program
Saturdays: March 6–April 17 @ 8:30–9:15 AM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Join the winter fun at Mystique Community Ice Center. Watch your skater build confidence, discipline, and courage as they glide through the levels with the professionally accredited Theisen’s Learn to Skate Program. Ages 3+. $80–$95. 563-275-6576. dbqskating@gmail.com. dbqskating.org.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 6 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: O is for Otter
First Saturday September through May: March 6 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Fridays and Saturdays: March 6, 12, and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Thursday, March 11 @ 5–8 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Chunky Knit Blanket Class
Saturday, March 6 @ 12:30–4:30 PM
Captured on Canvas or Online

Follow along with Captured on Canvas’s lead artist Rachelle in creating your very own chunky knit blanket! You will be guided step-by-step to ensure everyone leaves with a blanket they can be proud of. Sit back and learn the basics of knitting a blanket. BYOB. Starts at $76. 3003 Asbury Rd Ste 2. 563-663-4370. DBQArtStudio.com.

David Casas Magic
Saturday, March 6 @ 7–7:30 PM
Online

Professional magician David Casas has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years. David’s unique and cutting-edge style of magic has made him one of the most highly sought-after entertainers in the country. Now, he has adapted his award-winning stage show into an interactive virtual experience. David Casas’ Bell Tower debut combines hilarious family-friendly comedy with jaw-dropping sleight of hand and plenty of audience interaction. David is more than a magician; he is an entertainer. Space is limited. $10 Individuals; $25 family. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Comedian Rodney Carrington
Saturday, March 6 @ 7 and 9:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Over the past two decades, Platinum-selling comedian Carrington has consistently sold out shows at venues across the globe, making him a regular presence on the annual list of highest-grossing touring comics. His upcoming Five Flags shows will mark Carrington’s return to the facility following a successful appearance in April 2004. Carrington broke onto the comedy scene in the late 1990s with the release of his debut comedy album, “Hangin’ with Rodney.” He followed that up in 2000 with “Morning Wood,” which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and also reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Country Albums chart. A half-dozen more charting albums followed, including a “Greatest Hits” release in 2004 that has reached Platinum album sales. More recently, Carrington starred in his own Netflix special, “Here Comes the Truth.” Mature audiences only. Tickets start at $43. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. fiveflagscenter.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: March 8 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Broad Ideas: Opening Night and Flip Book Debut
Monday, March 8 @ 5–6 PM
Online

The show opening and celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8 at 5–6 p.m. kicks off with a virtual cocktail hour. In lieu of the popular gallery show, Broad Ideas is virtually sharing the art and writing of the 65 participants in a virtual flip book which will be available through March 31. Hear stories, field questions, and share space together. Broad Ideas is an arts show about empowerment and solidarity. In its fourth year, the stories of those who identify as women will be shared in a new way. All of the events will be online and free. Links to all of the events and more information are available at BroadIdeas.org.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Darryl Van Leer presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, March 8 @ 7:30 PM
Online

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.” Van Leer has been captivating audiences for more than 20 years with his one-man dramatizations that he writes, directs, and produces. He has performed at over 300 universities in the United States and has been honored with awards from the National Association for Campus Activities and Campus Activities Today. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Young At Art: Fables
Tuesday, March 9 @ 2 PM
Online

Preschool-aged kiddos can join the Dubuque Museum of Art with a parent/caregiver for a reading of a Caldecott Award-winning picture book and related art project using materials found around the home. This month the featured book will be “Fables” by Arnold Lobel. This is a pre-recorded 15 to 20 minute free video series for 3-6 year olds is posted on the DuMA YouTube and Facebook profile at 2 pm the day of the event. dbqart.org.

Junior Achievement triviaBowl
Family Trivia: Tuesday, March 9 @ 5:30 PM
Online
Family trivia has questions geared toward kids. JA’s triviaBowl is more than testing your knowledge and competitive spirit! It’s about having fun teambuilding and fundraising with your colleagues, friends, and family to give today’s students hope for tomorrow. Join us for this fun, interactive event while providing students with the skills they need to achieve career success and financial stability. $50 per person. jaheartland.org/events/ja-triviabowl.

Let’s Talk Books: An American Marriage
Tuesday, March 9 @ 6 PM
Online

The fourth novel by Tayari Jones, An American Marriage was the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. This novel is the moving story of newlyweds Celestial and Roy. They are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Ages 18+. Hosted by Carnegie-Stout Public Library. RSVP. Free. 563-589-4225. dubuque.lib.ia.us.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Aging Better with Reflexology
Wednesday, March 10 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Online

Learn how regular reflexology treatments can maintain or improve your nerve function, improve circulation, detoxify your body, and help to reduce your stress and relax you so your body can work better. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 10 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Effigy Mounds: An Interview with David Barland-Liles
Wednesday, March 10 @ 7 PM
Online

David Barland-Liles, a law enforcement officer for the National Park Service for 25 years, protects indigenous sacred sites and is an expert in enforcing indigenous civil rights and resource protection laws. Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, IA, contains more than 200 earth mounds, the highest concentration in the world, some as old as 2,500 years. Sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. RSVP by March 9. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Winter Writers Reading Series: William Stobb
Wednesday, March 10 @ 7 PM
Online

2018 Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award. Stobb is a poet and fiction writer, professor, editor and audio art enthusiast. His 2020 writing residency at Shake Rag Alley for his winning short story “All the Bodies,” published in North Dakota Quarterly in 2018, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 statewide shutdown. He holds a PhD in rhetoric and works as associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is also part of the editorial team at Conduit magazine and its book-publishing arm, Conduit Books & Ephemera. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
Thursday, March 11 @ 5–8 PM
March 12 and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Page & Palette Book Group: Optic Nerve
Thursday, March 11 @ 6 PM
River Lights Bookstore

A book group for art lovers. Discuss Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza. Free. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
March 12 and 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Comedian Tommy Ryman
Friday, March 12 @ 8 PM
Online

Minnesota-raised Tommy Ryman was a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. His act is described as absurdist and clever, masked behind a likable and innocent demeanor often thought of as disturbingly adorable. Ryman, a favorite among audiences at venues around the nation, is regularly featured on SiriusXM and iHeartRadio. His newest album, Having the Time of My Life, debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes comedy charts. Named Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Ryman was invited to be on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out and has a comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy. He has worked alongside comedians including Louie Anderson, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, and Nick Swardson. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Ladies & Laughs: Friday, March 12 @ 8 PM
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Friday, March 12 shines a spotlight on Ladies & Laughs with Christine Stedman, Jamie Fritz, and Jen Kuhle. Despite not getting into comedy until she was already a grandmother, Stedman has built a steady following around the Midwest. Since getting started, her career has included appearances on TV’s The View and as a finalist on a Bud Light-sponsored stand-up contest. Jamie offers a refreshing female perspective that appeals to both men and women because her humor is based in the truth of her own life. Jamie has a knack for making audiences laugh through experiences with dating, work place politics, and hatred for social media. Jen got her start performing at an improv theater in Des Moines, IA about a decade ago and has seen her career grow from there. Her improv career took her to stages all across the Midwest plus the East Coast and even to Scotland. As a stand-up, she shares hilarious stories about her daily interactions with naughty children! A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque County Fairgrounds Spring Garage Sale
Saturday, March 13 @ 8 AM–1 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

$1. 14569 Old Highway Rd. DBQfair.com.

Where to Begin? Untangling Genealogy Workshop
March 13 @ 9 AM–Noon
Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI)

Getting started in genealogy research can seem overwhelming, especially with today’s multitude of online resources, not to mention the potential connections through DNA testing. Yet clicking on a leaf or swabbing your cheek may not be the best ways to begin. Some longtime genealogists say, “Begin with what you know.” But what do you really know and what family information still needs to be documented? How to make sense of Great Uncle Bernie’s tall tales or Grandma’s reminiscences? And what about those boxes of old letters? And recipes, books, and unidentified family photos? This workshop with Doris Green provides ways to focus your research, along with forms, strategies, and organizational tips for directing your search. Participants will leave with a checklist of next steps for their individual projects. Register by March 1 at shakeragalley.org/product/genealogy.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 13 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dyersville St. Patrick’s Day Mass & Parade
Saturday, March 13 @ 10:30 AM–3:30 PM
Dyersville, IA

Mass is held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Basilica followed by a 1:30 p.m. parade through downtown Dyersville. Hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Dubuque County #1. 563-875-2311.

Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up ReSale
March 13 @ 11 AM–4 PM
190 Kennedy Rd

Whether you are doing a home renovation or you are a contractor looking for a good deal, the pop-up resale will have something for everyone. Limited private shopping appointments available. All proceeds help build homes, dignigty, and community in Dubuque and Jackson Counties–a good deal for you, your community and the environment! 563-663-4046. habitatdjc.org/events/pop-up-resale.

Second Saturdays: Turnt Kidz TK
Saturday, March 13 @ 1 PM
Online

Join the Dubuque Museum of Art for a vibrant hip hop dance performance by the Turnt Kidz TK, a non for profit hip hop dance group for young youth in Dubuque. Free. DBQart.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: March 13 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Lee Brice
Saturday, March 13 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from May 7, 2020. Brice was one most successful country artists of the past decade. Since releasing his debut album in 2010, Brice has been a nearly constant presence on country radio and online streaming services. He has piled up more than 14 million RIAA-certified sales and streams, including nearing three billion spins on Pandora, making him one of the streaming service’s most-played country artists of all time. In fact, Pandora inducted Brice into its “Billionaires Club” in June of 2018, making him only the second country artist the honor. Lee is also a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA award nominee, and a double ACM award winner. He’s taken six radio singles to Number One: “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.” He’s also performed on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice, and FOX’s coverage of the 2018 Miss USA pageant. As a songwriter, Brice’s tunes have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kenny Chesney. He co-wrote Garth Brooks’ most recent #1 song, “More Than a Memory,” which was the first song to ever debut at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country chart. He also penned the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl,” which Billboard ranked as 2011’s top country song. $33–$77. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Cabin Fever Retreat
Sunday, March 14 @ 10 AM–3 PM
DBQ Co Fairgrounds

Jodi & KT Invite You to venture out of your “cabin” for a day of shopping, crafts, boutiques, fashion show, live demonstrations, wine, and painting. $1. 14569 Old HWY Rd. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

L.May Book Group: Ella Minnow Pea
Monday, March 15 @ 7 PM
L.May Eatery

Libations and discourse over a variety of literary genres. Discuss Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn. Free. 1072 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Ho-Chunk History in the Driftless Area
Tuesday, March 16 @ 7 PM
Online

William “Naawacekgize” Quackenbush, a member of the Deer Clan and Tribal Historic Preservation Office, discusses the continual presence of the Ho-Chunk in the Driftless Area. Sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. RSVP by March 15. $10. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: March 17 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Come dot with us. The result is joyful and the process is meditative. Empty food containers, blank cards, clothespins, dried leaves, Altoid tins, and stones, we can dot almost anything paint will stick to. Bring your own items or make use of available card stock. Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Thomas Davis
Wednesday, March 17 @ 7 PM
Online

2019 Council for Wisconsin Writers Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. Thomas’ award-winning novel “In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams” (All Things That Matter Press) is his fourth published novel. He has had two epic poems, “The Weirding Storm, A Dragon Epic” (Bennison Books) and “An American Spirit, An American Epic” (Four Windows Press), published along with one non-fiction book about the Menominee Tribe’s sustainable forestry, “Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit” (State University of New York Press). During his distinguished career as an educator, Davis worked for six tribal colleges across the United States in leadership positions and was a leader in STEM education both in Wisconsin and nationally.  The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Home Free – The Dive Bar Saints World Tour
March 17 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from April 24. Five Flags will be among the stops on country acapella group Home Free’s upcoming world tour in support of their latest release, “Dive Bar Saints.” Home Free’s rich, Southern harmonies from their four vocalists Tim Foust, Rob Lundquist, Austin Brown, Adam Chance, and beatboxer Adam Rupp are coming to town this Fall. The group achieved worldwide acclaim in 2013, when they won the fourth season of the NBC singing competition ‘The Sing Off.’ Continued praise for the group has rolled in from the likes of Rolling Stone, Country Living, FOX & Friends, and AXS.com. The group’s extraordinary showmen electrify crowds with a one-of-a-kind live show, mixing Nashville standards, soaring originals, and quick witted-humor which brings audiences to their feet with energy and laughter. Home Free’s fifth studio album, “Dive Bar Saints,” was released July 26 under Home Free Records. The quintet’s extensive catalog includes five Top 5 albums, including their breakout 2014 debut “Crazy Life,” which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off.’ To date, they’ve sold more than 350,000 albums worldwide, including 100-million career audio streams, and 291-million views on YouTube. $19.50, $29.50, $39.50. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Antiracism Book Club: The Fire Next Time
Thursday, March 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin is an intensely personal and provocative document consisting of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans to attack the terrible legacy of racism. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Broad Ideas: Songwriters’ Showcase
Thursday, March 18 @ 7–8 PM
Online

The Songbirds of a Feather Songwriters’ Showcase on Thursday, March 18 at 7–8 p.m. is a one of a kind concert featuring the amazing talents of multiple musical artists. Broad Ideas is an arts show about empowerment and solidarity. In its fourth year, the stories of those who identify as women will be shared in a new way. All of the events will be online and free. Links to all of the events and more information are available at BroadIdeas.org.

Dubuque County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Friday, March 19 @ 4 PM
Tuesday, March 30 @ 6 PM
Downtown Dubuque Location
Wednesday, April 7 @ 9 AM
Online
Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
March 19 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 20 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque County Energy District Free LED Bulb
March 20 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall (Winter Farmers Market)

To make it easier for households to make the transition to LEDs, the Energy District is partnering with Project Rooted and the Winter Farmers’ Market to provide free LED bulbs. Households can each get one free LED bulb at market, but families on fixed incomes who need more bulbs or information about making their homes more energy efficient should contact the Energy District directly. 563-588-2700. dubuquecounty.energydistrict.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 2
Saturday, March 20 @ 2 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 21 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra brings their Classics 2 performances to the Five Flags Theater on March 20 and 21. Celebrate the first day of spring with the DSO’s performance of Copland’s well-loved Appalachian Spring in its original version for 13 instruments. Gorgeous music for strings by Elgar, Albinoni, Corelli, and George Walker will set the mood for the Copland. DSO Concertmaster Eleanor Bartsch, Associate Concertmaster Peter Miliczky, and Acting Principal Cello Jon Hodges are featured in a beautiful concerto by Corelli. Albinoni’s gentle Adagio is familiar from its frequent use in film scores. George Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Written when he was in his 20s, his Lyric for Strings became one of the most frequently performed pieces by a living American composer Seating is limited. Tickets start at $16. Avoid a trip to the box office and added Ticketmaster fees by calling 563-557-1677. Visit dubuquesymphony.org for further information and updates.

Firehouse
Saturday, March 20 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Firehouse torched the pop and rock charts in the early 1990s with their debut self-titled album, which had certified sales of more than 1 million units in the United States alone. The disc included a trio of hit singles, led by the power ballad “Love of a Lifetime,” which became the band’s first Top Ten hit. Firehouse recorded another hit album with their follow-up, Hold Your Fire. That album was led by their second Top Ten single, “When I Look Into Your Eyes.” Joining Firehouse will be Electric Shock and Johnny Trash. Electric Shock is a Quad Cities-based AC/DC tribute band that has brought the “thunder from Down Under” to audiences all across the Midwest. Johnny Trash is a popular hard rock cover band that makes regular appearances at festivals and venues around the Dubuque area. $29–$39. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Fifty and Forward Workshop: Caring, Sharing and Growing Together
Saturday, March 20 @ 9:30-11 AM
Online

This virtual four session workshop series combines education, support and networking for women approaching age 50 and beyond who are transitioning through life changes and are seeking to make new connections, develop new resources and welcome opportunities to grow and flourish. $25 per session. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 2
Sunday, March 21 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra brings their Classics 2 performances to the Five Flags Theater on March 20 and 21. Celebrate the first day of spring with the DSO’s performance of Copland’s well-loved Appalachian Spring in its original version for 13 instruments. Gorgeous music for strings by Elgar, Albinoni, Corelli, and George Walker will set the mood for the Copland. DSO Concertmaster Eleanor Bartsch, Associate Concertmaster Peter Miliczky, and Acting Principal Cello Jon Hodges are featured in a beautiful concerto by Corelli. Albinoni’s gentle Adagio is familiar from its frequent use in film scores. George Walker was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Written when he was in his 20s, his Lyric for Strings became one of the most frequently performed pieces by a living American composer Seating is limited. Tickets start at $16. Avoid a trip to the box office and added Ticketmaster fees by calling 563-557-1677. Visit dubuquesymphony.org for further information and updates.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
March 21 @ 3:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: March 22 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Craft Cocktails: The Art of the Perfect Drink
Monday, March 22 @ 6 PM
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

Learn everything you will need to become a beginner mixologist with Brazen’s Bar Manager, Jon Rolling. Become familiar with basic recipes and learn how to blend spirits in new ways to create your own signature drink. Ages 21+. $45. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

Kids Take the Stage
March 22
Online

Bell Tower Theater’s classes teach kids grades K–6 theater skills in addition to helping kids develop real life skills like confidence, reading, team work, self-esteem, and communication. This session’s classes include: Sign Language Fun, Magic for Beginners, and Acting in a Virtual Play. RSVP. $50–$60. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Aging Well
Tuesdays: March 23–May 25 @ 5–6 PM
Statera

This exciting 10-week program offered by Statera is not only a health plan, but a life plan for creating overall well-being in the second half of your life. If you are interested in developing a prevention lifestyle or are already in repair mode, dealing with a moderate chronic illness such as high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure or inflammation, this program is for you! $395. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Healthy Pregnancy, Confident Birth
Tuesday, March 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Statera Lower Level

Pregnant or trying to conceive?  Come learn how to best care for your body during pregnancy through nutrition, movement, and relaxation techniques.  This workshop will equip your mind, body, and spirit for an optimal pregnancy experience.  This workshop will be taught by Lacy Knipper, M. Ed, Certified Childbirth Educator and Leslie Kremer, DPT specializing in birth healing. $25 individual, $40 couple. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Broad Ideas: Guided Meditation
Tuesday, March 23 @ 7–7:30 PM
Online

Kate Miller hosts Clear the Clutter—Nurture the New guided meditation on Tuesday, March 23 at 7–7:30 p.m. Log on and relax. Broad Ideas is an arts show about empowerment and solidarity. In its fourth year, the stories of those who identify as women will be shared in a new way. All of the events will be online and free. Links to all of the events and more information are available at BroadIdeas.org.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: The Restorative Power of Nature
Wednesday, March 24 @ 12:10–12:50 PM
Online

From herb gardening on your windowsill, to a spiritual day of “forest bathing”, our well-being is positively impacted through our contact with the soil and the natural world. Free. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 24 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Winter Writers Reading Series: Dean Robbins
Wednesday, March 24 @ 7 PM
Online

2019 Council for Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children’s Literary Award. A children’s author living in Madison with his wife and son, Robbins is the author of numerous picture books including “Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass” (Scholastic); “Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote” (Knopf); “Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing” (Knopf); and “The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon” (Scholastic). “Thank You, Dr. Salk!” (Farrar Straus Giroux) is coming June 22, 2021; “The Fastest Girl on Earth!” (Knopf) Aug. 10, 2021; and “¡Mambo Mucho Mambo!” (Candlewick) in fall 2021. The series features award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/writers-reading-series.

Incorporate Essential Oils into Your Fitness Routine
Thursday, March 25 @ 5:30–6:30 PM
Statera Upper Level

From warm-up to cool-down and even restorative sleep, learn about the chemistry of essential oils to support your fitness routine.  $10. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: March 25, April 15, May 13, and June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait
Thursday, March 25 @ 7:30 PM
Online

President Harry Truman: A Grandson’s Portrait is a one-hour play/lecture where President Truman’s grandson Clifton Truman Daniel portrays his grandfather and himself, stepping in and out of character to create a portrait of his life and career from a family perspective. Source material includes President Truman’s memoirs and letters as well as family stories and books by Clifton’s late mother, Margaret Truman. A Grandson’s Portrait remembers a man who regarded the highest office in the land as second only to that of the American citizen. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

World Championship Flat Track Racing
March 26 and 27 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
World Championship Flat Track Racing storms into Dubuque’s Five Flags Arena for two heart-pounding nights: Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Bringing the toughest, fastest, and most extreme flat track motorcycle and quad racers to the concrete, see the most fearless racers take over the arena floor, hitting off-the-chart speeds, going from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds and battling it out for one thing: the checkered flag. These insane nights of action-packed professional racing event come with chills, spills, and thrills and a no-holds-barred racing attitude that will keep you and your family on the edge of your seats. Seating will be socially spaced, and kids’ tickets are half price. Reserved seats are $25, adult GA is $20, and child GA (12 and under) is $11. Reserved and adult GA prices increase $3 on days of races. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
March 26 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Empowered Wellness
Saturdays: March 27–May 29 @ 8:30–10 AM
Statera

Join us for a 10-week Mind, Body and Spirit Wellness program that will leave you feeling more energetic, confident and empowered to live life from your most healthy and authentic state. Over the 10 weeks, you will discover what fitness, nutrition and mindfulness programs work best for you. We will discuss what it takes to make long-lasting lifestyle changes, rather than trying to implement another fad diet or fitness program. $395. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: March 27 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Slavery and Bondage in the Driftless
Saturday, March 27 @ 10–11 AM
Online
Despite the Northwest Ordinance’s 1787 prohibition of slavery and involuntary servitude, African American and African French people labored in bondage in the Wisconsin-Illinois lead district for white masters and mistresses. Why did the diggings become a center of slavery and quasi-slavery, and how did that work transform the area? Facilitator Jennifer Stinson weaves together census records, settler memoirs, legal documents, county histories, maps, and photographs to tell the stories of the unfree men, women, and children who toiled and resisted in and around Sinsinawa Mound. Stinson is an associate professor of history, gender, and public history at Saginaw Valley State University, MI. She researches and writes about African American, African French, and African Indigenous families’ attempts to gain, expand, and navigate the limits of freedom in rural upper-Midwest farming, mining, trading, and small-town communities. $10. RSVP by March 25. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

World Championship Flat Track Racing
March 27 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
World Championship Flat Track Racing storms into Dubuque’s Five Flags Arena for two heart-pounding nights: Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Bringing the toughest, fastest, and most extreme flat track motorcycle and quad racers to the concrete, see the most fearless racers take over the arena floor, hitting off-the-chart speeds, going from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds and battling it out for one thing: the checkered flag. These insane nights of action-packed professional racing event come with chills, spills, and thrills and a no-holds-barred racing attitude that will keep you and your family on the edge of your seats. Seating will be socially spaced, and kids’ tickets are half price. Reserved seats are $25, adult GA is $20, and child GA (12 and under) is $11. Reserved and adult GA prices increase $3 on days of races. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

DuMA Biennial Submission Deadline
Monday, March 29
Dubuque Museum of Art

Founded in 2003, the DUMA Biennial is a highly-competitive, juried exhibition highlighting leading contemporary, regional artists who are actively producing and presenting new work. The exhibit will be on display from June 26 to Oct. 31 at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older residing within a 200 mile radius of Dubuque. This year’s juror is Laura Burkhalter, a curator at the Des Moines Art Center. Best in show wins $1,000, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250. The juror also has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. 2021dumabiennial.artcall.org.

Dubuque County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Tuesday, March 30 @ 6 PM
Downtown Dubuque Location
Wednesday, April 7 @ 9 AM
Online
Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

Heal(thy) Self Group Health Coaching
Tuesday, March 30 @ 6–7 PM
Online

Over the course of this 4 week workshop, we will focus on re-energizing your life by learning to let go of diet rules and culture and learn to eat intuitively, prioritize movement, self-care and personal growth, and re-establish your commitment to yourself to bring your best self into every day. $100. 3375 Lake Ridge Dr. 563-207-8932. stateraintegrated.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: March 31 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: March 31 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
April 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

School’s Out Day Camps
Wild & Crazy Weather: Friday, April 2 @ 9 AM and 1 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The programs are for students in kindergarten–fifth grade and are available for full-day options. Students are required to bring a sack lunch. RSVP one week prior to each session. 350 E 3rd St. 563-557-9545 x213. rivermuseum.com/schoolsout.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 3 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Saturday September through May: April 3 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Chicago
April 3 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Toddler Time: P is for Painted Turtle
First Tuesday September through May: April 6 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
First Saturday September through May: May 1 @ 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Dr. Charles Barland, Organ Recital
Tuesday, April 6 @ 7:30 PM
Online

The debut of Butler Hall’s new Dobson 3,000-plus pipe organ, Opus 97, features University Organist and Professor of Music Charles Barland, DMA. The repertoire chosen highlights this extraordinary instrument’s symphony of sound. The program showcases music from Charles Marie-Widor, J.S. Bach, American composers Billy Strayhorn and Dudley Buck, and more. Buck’s “Variations on the Star-Spangled Banner” demonstrates the many colors of Opus 97. The program finale reveals the organ’s full capacity with music by Alexandre Guilmant. Special thanks to John and Alice Butler for their gift of the John and Alice Butler Organ. Look for more about the amazing new Opus 97 Organ coming in future issues of 365ink. The livestream is free, and a link to the performance will be posted at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Wednesday, April 7 @ 9 AM
Online
Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Black and Green: Spiritual Ecology and EcoWomanism
Wednesday, April 7 @ 7–8 PM
Online
Veronica Kyle, an EcoWomanist theologian and practitioner, will explore the intersections of ecospirituality, environmental stewardship, racial justice, womanist theology, and movement  building. Kyle is the outreach director for Faith in Place, a nonprofit in Chicago that empowers places of worship and protects their land, air, and water. She has created programs that diversified discussions on environmental sustainability as well as brought about cross-cultural engagement. She is cofounder of the EcoWomanist Institute. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 10 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: April 10 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 3
Saturday, April 10 @ 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The Heartland Marimba Quartet joins for two pieces this concert. The program starts with Heartland Marimba’s long awaited performance of Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantelle, which was programmed on our canceled May 2020 season finale. Scott Joplin, American composer and pianist, was the foremost composer of ragtime compositions. Heartland Marimba Quartet is featured in a medley of favorites. The DSO will also feature the first symphony of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: classical composer, virtuoso violinist, and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. A rarely heard gem, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, finishes this program with unique tenderness and beauty. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Classics 3
Sunday, April 11 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The Heartland Marimba Quartet joins for two pieces this concert. The program starts with Heartland Marimba’s long awaited performance of Gottschalk’s Grande Tarantelle, which was programmed on our canceled May 2020 season finale. Scott Joplin, American composer and pianist, was the foremost composer of ragtime compositions. Heartland Marimba Quartet is featured in a medley of favorites. The DSO will also feature the first symphony of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: classical composer, virtuoso violinist, and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. A rarely heard gem, Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, finishes this program with unique tenderness and beauty. 405 Main St. 563-557-1677. dubuquesymphony.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: April 12 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Native American Book Discussion Series: Gathering Moss
Tuesday, April 13 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 14 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 14 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Dubuque County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Thursday, April 15 @ 4 PM
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

Antiracism Book Club: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Thursday, April 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this brilliant book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Pulitizer-prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: April 15, May 13, and June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

A Rocky Mountain High Experience: A Tribute to John Denver featuring Rick Schuler
April 15 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Ever since singer, songwriter, and adventurer Rick Schuler wore his first pair of round glasses at age 13, the murmurs began. It was undeniable: he looked like John Denver. Nearly four decades later, Schuler has emerged as the leading performer of Denver’s music. Schuler not only sings, sounds, and looks like Denver, he shares his humanitarian spirit and incorporates his global works into the show. He performs in front of thousands of Denver fans each year with favorite hits such as “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “You Fill Up My Senses,” and “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” $56.50. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Numbers Game
April 16–17, 22–24, and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 17 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Eggs for Energy Breakfast
Saturday, April 17 @ 9 AM
Online

Discuss the transition to clean and renewable energy for business owners with Dubuque County Energy District. Presenters include: Tom Olberding of Textile Brewing Company, Rob Szalay of Iowa Business for Clean Energy, Tom Rauen of Envision, Mike Muench of Convivium, and Joleen Jansen of Clayton County Energy District. Your eggs (this month from Stone Hollow Gardens and Shroomery) will be delivered after April 10 or available for pick-up at the Winter Farmers’ Market. Make eggs and enjoy with the group the morning of the breakfast. $10 with eggs or free without. 563-599-5633. dubuquecounty.energydistrict.org.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs NTDP U17
April 17 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Numbers Game
April 17, 22–24, and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series
Mark Poolos and John Russell: Saturday, April 17 @ 8 PM

Five Flags Theater (405 Main St)
Verlo Mattress Winter Comedy Series will take place over four weekend nights in the historic Five Flags Theater. Saturday, Apr. 17 brings Mark Poolos and John Russell to Dubuque. Poolos has drawn comparisons to Louie Anderson as he has built a strong comedy following through shows in nearly every US state plus much of Canada. At 6’7” and 350 pounds, Poolos’ commanding stage presence belies a self-described “wimpiness” that contributes to his hilarious stories about life as a bumbling jolly giant. He has appeared on TV’s The Carbonaro Effect and Gotham Comedy Live and has made numerous radio appearances including on The Bob and Tom Show. After a successful career as a radio host and voiceover talent, Russell stepped into the world of stand-up comedy more than a decade ago. Since then, he’s opened for such industry heavyweights as Gilbert Gottfried, Pauly Shore, and TV’s Impractical Jokers. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each show to ensure physical distancing within the Five Flags Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Special box seat packages are also available, which include vouchers for free drinks at the concession stand. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

The Numbers Game
April 18 and 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
April 22–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Otherwise with The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw
April 18 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Theater

Rising rock band Otherwise will be the closing stop on their “Tiger Blood” mini-tour, and will feature special guests The 9th Planet Out and RachetJaw. Otherwise has steadily been building its fanbase over the past decade. The Las Vegas-based quartet first began catching fans’ attention in 2012 with their major label debut album True Love Never Dies. The disc reached #10 on the Billboard US Rock Albums chart. The album included the song “Soldiers,” which the band actually self-released before signing with a record label. The track made it to the Top 20 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock singles charts and was the first-ever single by an unsigned band to reach No. 1 on Sirius/XM’s Octane station airplay list. In addition, five more of their singles have reached at least the Top 30 on one of the major rock charts. The group has toured with the likes of Stone Sour and Papa Roach. $27–$37. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 18–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 19–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 20–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: April 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 21 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 21–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Muskegon
Thursday, April 22 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Landscape of Guitar: The Animated Painting Concert Experience Featuring Patchouli and Terra Guitarra
Thursday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM
Online

Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like “Malaguena” to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of “Sounds of Silence” this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their new animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush, vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows through the concert. Moving in 3D, guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities, and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience. A gallery exhibit of related artwork will be open to the public in the Bisignano Art Gallery in conjunction with this event from Monday, April 19 through April 22, 2021. This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

The Numbers Game
April 22–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 22–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 23 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Numbers Game
April 23–24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 23–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays through April 24: April 24 @ 9 AM–Noon
Kennedy Mall Former Younkers Men’s Store

Dubuque Winter Farmers Market kicks off their 14th season at the Kennedy Mall in the former Younkers Men’s Storefront near Planet Fitness. Winter Farmers Market will be open every Saturday (except Dec. 26) through April 24, 2021. Approximately 35 regional vendors will be offering seasonal produce, eggs, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, starter plants, herbs, baked goods, and more. Market Tokens are available for purchase at the Winter Market Information Booth. Use your credit, debit, or SNAP/EBT card to purchase tokens that are used just like cash at all vendor booths. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Winter Market organizers encourage you to bring your own reusable shopping bags. They also offer a recycling station that will accept clean egg cartons, glass canning/mason jars (only), and plastic grocery bags. Masks and social distancing are required. You can become part of the energy by participating as a vendor, shopping each week, or volunteering. To volunteer, contact Paula Neuhaus at neuhaus.paula@gmail.com. Vendor applications are available at WinterMarketDbq.com. 555 JFK Rd.

Dubuque County Energy District Renter Community Sessions
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 AM
Westside Dubuque Location

The Dubuque County Energy District to host a series of community engagement events and collect impact stories of ratepayers. The topic will focus on energy efficiency and DbqCoED partners will be presenting information to help you reduce your utility costs. Five renter energy efficiency engagement opportunities provide one free energy efficiency toolkit to each participant. In person sessions limited to 20 people. 563- 599-5633. https://bit.ly/2NFbnQi.

Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series: Mutts Gone Nuts: A Canine Cabaret
Saturday, April 24 @ 3 PM
Online

Expect the unexpected as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers. Paid livestream events include the option of 48 hours of “on demand” access following the scheduled performance times. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. $49 for all five paid livestreams in the Spring 2021 Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series. 2255 Bennet St. 563-585-SHOW. www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey vs Green Bay
April 24 @ 7:05 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center
The Dubuque Fighting Saints celebrate their 11th season since they returned to the USHL. Join the Saints at Our House for a fun night of hockey for the family. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-583-6880. DubuqueFightingSaints.com.

The Numbers Game
April 24–25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
April 24 and 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 24–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

The Numbers Game
April 25; May 1–2 @ 7:30 PM
April 29–30; May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

She was the most popular girl in high school; he was on the math team. They couldn’t be more different. Thirty-seven years later, Phil is an actuary, looking for a place to live. Bernadette needs a roommate, preferably a female. The only thing they have in common is that they’ve both just been dumped. Does misery really love company? This show will be performed with social distance seating and other safety protocols. For more details visit belltowertheater.net. Masks will be required. Early bird admission on April 16 and 17 is $11. All other shows are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
April 25
Various locations in Dubuque

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is a multi-day event in downtown Dubuque featuring unique film screenings and compelling community conversations with nationally renowned filmmakers, directors and actors. julienfilmfest.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: April 26 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Nada Surf
April 26 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 8 p.m. $20. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: April 28 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: April 28 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Just for Her Shopping Event
Friday, April 30 @ 5–8 PM
Saturday, May 1 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Steeple Square

Just for Her is a two-day shopping event featuring fashion, decor, beauty & makeup, health & fitness and more! Friday night will also feature a wine tasting from area wineries and live music. Whether you are shopping for your mother, partner, friend or shopping for yourself, there is something for everyone! Proceeds support Steeple Square. $1 Suggested donation. 101 E 15th St. steeplesquare.com.

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!
April 30 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater

Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill Blagg’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey you’ll never forget! You’ll witness objects float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye, and so much more! The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! is more than a magic show, it’s an interactive magic experience! $24–$38. 405 Main St. 563-589-4258. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Vintage Torque Fest
April 30 and May 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Vintage Torque Fest is a fundraiser designed to help kids with congenital heart defects. VTF is a vintage lifestyle event which focuses on classic cars and motorcycles, fashion, music, and good food. Camping on site. vintagetorquefest.com.

Just for Her Shopping Event
Saturday, May 1 @ 10 AM–3 PM
Steeple Square

Just for Her is a two-day shopping event featuring fashion, decor, beauty & makeup, health & fitness and more! Friday night will also feature a wine tasting from area wineries and live music. Whether you are shopping for your mother, partner, friend or shopping for yourself, there is something for everyone! Proceeds support Steeple Square. $1 Suggested donation. 101 E 15th St. steeplesquare.com.

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Saturday September through May: May 1 @ 10:30 AM
First Tuesday September through May: May 4 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

Vintage Torque Fest
May 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Vintage Torque Fest is a fundraiser designed to help kids with congenital heart defects. VTF is a vintage lifestyle event which focuses on classic cars and motorcycles, fashion, music, and good food. Camping on site. vintagetorquefest.com.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
May 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

Toddler Time: Q is for Quail
First Tuesday September through May: May 4 @ 9 and 10:30 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Train Depot

Each month’s program is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and an animal that starts with that letter. Programs incorporate a craft and story and often feature live animals or a trip to one of the River Museum’s many exhibits. $10 for non-members and $8 for members, which includes both child and parent/caregiver. rivermuseum.com/toddler-time.

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

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Insane Clown Posse
Thursday, May 6 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena
Insane Clown Posse, the pioneers of horrorcore hip hop, will perform in Dubuque for the very first time when they take the stage at the Five Flags Center. Founded in Detroit in 1989, the Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, quickly found an audience for their unique style of hip hop, called “horrorcore,” that blends supernatural and horror-themed lyrics with traditional hip hop beats. The group, comprised of founding members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J, have released more than 50 albums and collaborated with artists ranging from Three 6 Mafia to Vanilla Ice to Jack White. In addition to their music, Insane Clown Posse, has also developed fans through other ventures, including producing and starring in a pair of feature films: “Big Money Hustlas” and “Big Money Rustlas.” They have also ventured into professional wrestling, contributing music to albums released by both the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ICP eventually formed its own wrestling promotion, dubbed Juggalo Championship Wrestling. Fans of the group are known as “Juggalos.” According to the group, Juggalos come from all walks of life and often consider themselves a family. ICP live performances are typically marked by attending Juggalos spraying bottles of Faygo-brand soda at the stage. $35 Advance; $40 door. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
Second Saturday of Every Month: May 8 @ 2–4 PM
Mineral Point, WI

Local and aspiring poets are invited to provide support and encouragement for poets seeking honest feedback on their work. RSVP. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 10 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 24 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 12 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 12 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursdays: May 13 and June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 19 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Women’s Art Party
Third Wednesday of Every Month: May 19 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
Each month a new project is planned and announced. Participants and/or local artists take turns leading Women’s Art Party projects, introducing new materials and sharing techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Antiracism Book Club: Men We Reaped
Thursday, May 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life―to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made this two-time National Book Award winner ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth―and it took her breath away. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Air Supply
May 22 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 27, 2020. For the first time in nearly 38 years, legendary pop group AIR SUPPLY will return to the Five Flags Center! AIR SUPPLY formed in 1975 when Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met during rehearsals for a stage production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Australia. After mild success in Australia in the late 1970s, the group broke out in the United States in 1980 with the release of their album ‘Lost in Love,’ which sold more than three million copies. They followed that up with two more platinum albums – 1981’s ‘The One That You Love’ and 1982’s ‘Now and Forever’ – plus their gold-certified self-titled effort in 1985.
AIR SUPPLY was one of the most successful groups of the early 1980s on the singles charts. They hit #1 in 1981 with “The One That You Love” and reached the Billboard Top 10 more than a half-dozen other times, with signature songs like “All Out of Love,” “Lost in Love,” “Even the Nights are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” In addition, the group reached the Top 40 of the Adult Contemporary chart fifteen times, most recently in 2010 with both “Dance with Me” and “Faith in Love.”
AIR SUPPLY last graced the Five Flags Center stage in July of 1982, while supporting “The One That You Love.” That show followed another Five Flags performance by the group just ten months earlier. The two shows drew a combined crowd of more than 6,600 people!
Ticket Prices: $98.00 – $42.00*
VIP “Lost in Love Experience:” $179.00*
Get tickets at the Five Flags Center Box Office (and avoid ticket fees) from 10 AM-5PM, M-Fr. (563)-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticetmaster.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Monday of Every Month: May 24 @ 9:30–10:30 AM
Statera Upper Level

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

Toastmasters
Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays of Every Month: May 26 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: May 26 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

Join the MFC every Wednesday evening for dinner and activities! The MFC is the place for teens to hang out and interact in a safe, fun environment that promotes unity among diversity and empowers youth to reach their potential. Free. 1101 Central Ave. 563-582-3681. MFCdbq.org.

Waxahatchee
May 29 @ 8 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Rescheduled from October 17, 2020. Doors at 6 p.m. $20–$25. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

JA Inspire Virtual Career Fair
June 1–June 3
Online

The Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Fair helps 7th–12th grade students learn about careers that best align with their skills and interests and identify their potential career path. Students log on to a virtual platform and explore dozens of careers available throughout our region and attend webinars related to career planning. 309-277-3907. https://jaheartland.org/events/ja-inspire-vfair.

TURNBUCKLE 3
June 5 @ Noon
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 11 a.m. $40–$45. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

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

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
June 17 @ 6 PM
Diamond Jo Casino

Rescheduled from June 18, 2020. Junior Achievement of the Heartland will honor area business leaders for their contributions to the local community. Individuals are selected for their entrepreneurial achievements and their adherence to the highest moral and ethical principles, as well as their demonstrated civic responsibility and community involvement. Cocktails and reception at 6 p.m. and dinner and Induction at 7 p.m. $80. 563-845-0545. jaheartland.org.

Know Your Craft Beer—For Beginners
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

A beer is a beer, right? Wrong! Get to know the world of craft beer and all the different styles of brews during your one-session class. You’ll also learn about proper glassware and pairing beers with foods. Come thirsty and join Tara Cooley, Beer Server Certified Cicerone®, to sample a few craft beers and begin to understand the different styles. Ages 21+. $15. 333 E 10th St. 844-642-2338. bit.ly/3kiOZrO.

Antiracism Book Club: The Undocumented Americans
Thursday, June 17 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write The Undocumented Americans, a story she’d tried to steer clear of had become the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Huckfelt, Brown, Koskinen
June 19
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Polaris, Union Specific, Mooner, Ex-Bombers
June 26 @ 6 PM
Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)
Doors at 5 p.m. 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa, IA. codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.

Styx
July 3 @ 6 PM
Five Flags Arena
Styx, the band responsible for some of the most memorable rock music of the 1970s and 1980s, will come to Five Flags for the first time ever. Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. Originally formed in 1972, Styx hit its stride with guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw’s first LP with the band, 1976’s Crystal Ball, which included the Top 40 hit “Mademoiselle.” The group then became the first group to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), and Paradise Theater (1981). Over the ensuing decade, Styx weathered the shifting winds of the public’s musical taste, reconvening for a highly successful 1996 Return to Paradise tour. Styx has continued to receive praise for its live performances into the 21st century. On the 2006 live album One With Everything, they joined Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra to create a hybrid orchestral rock blend for the ages. The band performed at its peak in tackling every track of two of their finest platinum-selling albums on 2011’s The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Live. Styx also re-recorded two full discs of classic material for the aptly-titled Regeneration Volume I & II, released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. fiveflagscenter.com.

Antiracism Book Club: The Fire Next Time
Thursday, July 15 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, The Fire Next Time is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism in searing, brilliant prose. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Native American Book Discussion Series: Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
Tuesday, August 10 @ 7–8:15 PM
Online
Sinsinawa Mound Center will be sponsoring a Native American Book Discussion. RSVP. $10. 585 County Rd Z, Sinsinawa, WI. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.

Antiracism Book Club: Sundown Towns
Thursday, August 19 @ 6–7:30 PM
Online

In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. A provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Sundown Towns uncovers the thousands of almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome. Cropping up throughout the 20th century, most sundown towns were outside of the South. Shake Rag Alley is hosting a monthly antiracism book club to continue the crucial conversations that began during their 2020 NEA Big Read of Claudia Rankine’s award-winning Citizen: An American Lyric. RSVP required. Free. shakeragalley.org.

Blackberry Smoke
Sunday, August 29 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena

Rescheduled from August 30, 2020. Blackberry Smoke, a genre-defying group known for carrying on the tradition of southern country rock, touts two Billboard chart-topping country albums, 2015’s “Holding All the Roses” and 2016’s “Like An Arrow.” For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart. Their latest full-length release, 2018’s “Find a Light,” debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. A portion of the proceeds from Blackberry Smoke’s special new EP, “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios,” will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The project consists of six new versions of songs that have special ties to the historic studio and town and will be released as a lead up to the band’s anticipated “Spirit of the South Tour.” 405 Main St. fiveflagscenter.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Midwest Spring Jam with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Twista, and Do or Die
October 23 @ 8 PM
Five Flags Arena
Rescheduled from March 14. Five Flags Center’s next hip hop showcase, “Midwest Spring Jam,” will feature a trio of popular Midwestern acts. Headliner Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be joined by guests Twista and Do or Die. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been ranked among the greatest rap groups of all time. The Cleveland-based quintet debuted in 1994, shortly after Eazy-E signed them. The following year, they released their breakout album, “E. 1999 Eternal,” which topped the Billboard albums chart. The album contained the hits “1st of tha Month,” “East 1999,” and “Tha Crossroads,” which would become the group’s best-performing single. It topped Billboard’s Hot 100, Rap, and R&B charts in the summer of 1996. Twista has been one of the pre-eminent names in the Chicago hip hop scene for more than a quarter-century. His breakout came in 2004 with the release of his album “Kamikaze.” The disc’s lead single, “Slow Jamz,” was a collaboration with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx that hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and was the first #1 for all three artists. Twista followed “Slow Jamz” up with his second Top 10 hit, “Overnight Celebrity,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Solo Rap Performance. Fellow Chicagoans Do or Die are also longtime veterans of that city’s hip hop landscape. Their first mainstream success came in 1996, when their debut single “Po Pimp” reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 while topping the publication’s Rap chart. Ticket Prices: $29.00-$69.00. 563-589-4258 or online at FiveFlagsCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.

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

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

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

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

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