Tri-State Events

Upcoming Events

June 2021

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 23 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: June 23 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Drag River Cruise
Wednesday, June 23 @ 6 PM
American Lady Cruises
Make your happy hour even happier with unlimited wings and tap beer and, of course, drag! All ages. $30 Adv/$35 dock. 1630 E 16th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Jerry Enzler Book Discussion and Signing
Wednesday, June 23 @ 6–7 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium President Emeritus Jerry Enzler will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West. The socially distanced gathering will take place at the Enzler Plaza on the River Museum grounds. RSVP by June 15. 563-557-9545 x201. msnyder@rivermuseum.com. rivermuseum.com.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 23 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Andrew Schaeffer
Wednesday, June 23 @ 7–8 PM
Online

We welcome Andrew Schaeffer of Madison, WI, to his first concert of the series. A Chicago native, he serves as the director of music and organist at Luther Memorial Church, Madison. Schaeffer holds a bachelor of church music degree from St. Olaf College, a master of music degree from Yale University, and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. His dissertation focused on the role of the pipe organ in American Freemasonry during the first half of the twentieth century. Schaeffer also serves as the editor-at-large of The Diapason, one of the oldest and largest American journals devoted to organ, harpsichord, and church music. Additionally, he is instructor of organ at Ripon College, Ripon, WI. He has performed recitals throughout the United States and will be a featured performer at the 2021 and 2022 national conventions of the Organ Historical Society. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Dan Gable
Wednesday, June 23 @ 7:30 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Legendary Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable will visit Dolph’s at 7:30 p.m. to meet fans over a draft of his own brew, Singlespeed Brewing’s Gable Munich Helles Lager, aka “Gable’s Gold,” on tap. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: June 23 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Call to Artists Deadline
Wednesday, June 23
Dubuque County Fine Arts Society will host DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Aug. 7–8 in Washington Park. The free, two-day Art Fair and festival welcomes Tri-State community members to experience art through a juried fine art fair, live music, and other programs. Iowa’s longest running Arts Festival is seeking visual artists from Dubuque and the surrounding area to fill the park with socially distanced booths and original artwork. $1000 in Artists Awards are given to First, Second, and Third place. For full details, scholarship information, and to submit your application, visit DBQFest.com/artists.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: June 24 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: June 24 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Ribbon Cutting + Guests w/ Elizabeth Moen
Thursday, June 24 @ 4:30 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Ribbon cutting with the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Gary and his broadcast partners Ed Podolak and Bobby Hansen, plus Nate Kaeding, Marshall Yanda, Luke Recker, and Matt Kroul at 4:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen performs at 8 p.m. with a $6 cover charge. Don’t miss this incredible performer. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: June 24 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: June 24 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Searchlight Soul
Thursday, June 24 @ 6:30 PM
Yardarm

This 3-piece acoustic rock band specializes in ‘90s rock. Expect to hear Soundgarden, Dishwalla, Green Day, Nirvana, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Tonic, and more. 1201 Shiras Ave Ext.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: June 24 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Slightly Creepy Book Club: The Plague Stones
Thursday, June 24 @ 7 PM
River Lights Bookstore

Slightly Creepy is a horror book club. Discuss The Plague Stones by James Brodgen. 1098 Main St. 563-556-4391. RiverLights.com.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: June 24 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Night At Backpocket
Thursday, June 24 @ 7–10 PM
Backpocket Dubuque
Games, fun, food, and drinks! Admission includes food for all ages plus one drink ticket for ages 21+. $15 Ages 21+, $10 under 21. 333 E. 10th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Elizabeth Moen
Thursday, June 24 @ 8 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Having launched in the lane of raw, bluesy, acoustics (opening for the likes of Lake Street Dive), Elizabeth Moen’s bold embrace of indie-pop production and electronic textures is especially enthralling. The Iowa native’s immense vocals and poetic poignancy swirl into the new sonic territory in a form that’s outright haunting. Her songs are ultimately an expression: not only of what the world means to Moen, but what she means to herself. $6. 333 E 10th St.

Aim High Canines
Friday, June 25 @ 10 AM
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

This is a dog show you will never forget. Join the Carnegie-Stout Public Library for a high-energy, motivational show featuring highly skilled and talented dogs. Every show has interactive audience participation to keep you on the edge of your seat. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and masks. Social distancing is requested. No rain dates. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Guests w/ Dave Mehrl and David Zollo
Friday, June 25 @ 5 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Drink specials all day. Gino’s East pizza full menu served, several former Iowa Hawkeye athletes mingling and available for autographs, David Mehrl playing Rat Pack classics from 5 to 8 p.m., and David Zollo, an Iowa City blues-rock singer-songwriter from 9 p.m. until midnight. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Pollinator Week: 6th Annual Summer Sustainability Fair
Friday, June 25 @ 5–7 PM
Bee Branch Creek Greenway

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps for its 6th annual Summer Sustainability Fair! Dubuque organizations will be showcasing their sustainability efforts including Convivium Urban Farmstead, Green Dubuque, Dubuque County Energy District, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Trees Forever, and others. A family-friendly event, activities include interactive booths with activities and crafts, musical entertainment, raffle giveaways, electric vehicle viewing, and more. Join the Pollinator Chalk-A-Palooza and cover the sidewalk with bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds, bats, flowering plants, food crops, and all things pollinator-related.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: June 25 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Rainbow Crawl
Friday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Downtown Dubuque
Get your Pride outfit and friends together for a bar crawl! Enjoy drink specials and pop-up drag performances. Includes Glow Party entry. $25. KeyCityPride.org.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Friday, June 25 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Twenty five years into his recording career Kenny Wayne Shepherd continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n’ roll. Shepherd has built an enviable resume as an accomplished recording artist, a riveting live performer and one of the most talented and distinctive guitarists of his generation. Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, received five GRAMMY® nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation’s Keeping The Blues Alive award and two Blues Music awards. He’s had seven #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream rock singles. Known for hits “Blue on Black”, “Slow Ride,” and “Somehow, Somewhere, Someway.” $29.50–$49.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Meet & Greet w/ Silky Nutmeg Ganache
Friday, June 25 @ 8–9 PM
1st & Main
Join Silky Nutmeg Ganache, Drag Superstar from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the newest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, for pictures and autographs. Includes printed photo and signed headshot. $20 Adv/$25 door. 101 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Pollinator Week: Movie in the Park: Bee Movie
Friday, June 25 @ 8:45 PM
Bee Branch Creek Greenway

The City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department is showing the animated family film Bee Movie on their outdoor movie screen. The film will be shown in the open green space along Prince St. between E. 22nd St. and E. 24th St. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and movie snacks! 

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Glow Party & Show
Friday, June 25 @ 10 PM
1st & Main
Cap the night off with drag entertainment from Mr. Key City Pride, KhrisStyle Diamond-Ross; Baylee I.J. Diamond; Ja’Nyiah Moné Diamond-Banx$; Nia Chanel Diamond; Karizma Mirage; Denime TheQueen; and Mi Mi Sanchez. Special guest DJ Travvy Trav from Milwaukee, WI joins the fun. Hosted by Silky Nutmeg Ganache. $15. 101 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: June 26 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: June 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: June 26 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Pollinator Week: Trash Pick-Up for Pollinators
Saturday, June 26 @ 9–11 AM
Lower Bee Branch

Help keep our local pollinator habitat clean! Meet at the E 16th St Overlook. RSVP requested. Hosted by Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA). cityofdubuque.org/pickup4pollinators. 

DSO Wine Fundraiser
Saturday, June 26 @ 10 AM–Noon
Family Beer & Liquor

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is partnering with Family Beer & Liquor and the Calico Bean Market to host a drive-thru wine fundraising event where participants will receive a sturdy wine tote, two bottles of wine, and an assortment of food items. Orders must be placed in advance! A full list of wine options and food included can be viewed at DubuqueSymphony.org. Limited quantities. $80. DubuqueSymphony.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Parade
Saturday, June 26 @ 11 AM
Dubuque Parade Route
Fly your flags and celebrate Pride with a parade. Starting at Jackson Park and ending at Washington Park, following the parade route down Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Fest
Saturday, June 26 @ Noon–10 PM
Town Clock Plaza
All-day entertainment with special guest Kennedy Davenport and other cast members of RuPaul’s Drag Race plus dozens of additional performers! Mr./Miss Key City Pride Pageant, novelty and craft vendors, food trucks, inflatables, resource booths, and HIV/STD testing. $15 Adult, $10 ages 16 and under. 680 Main St. KeyCityPride.org.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
July 4 @ 6 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Elizabeth Mary (Duo)
Friday, June 25 @ 6 PM
Spirits Bar

With a prolific string of singles and records since 2018, Elizabeth Mary’s single “Sweatpants and Wine” garnered great regional airplay and won KBOE 104.9 FM Iowa Country Song of the Year. Elizabeth Mary’s relatable lyrics and genuine personality will leave you wanting more. 1111 Dodge St.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Marvin McNutt, Bailey Von Dame, and Tyler Brandon
Saturday, June 26 @ 6 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

Former Iowa Hawkeye Marvin McNutt, all-time leading Iowa football receiver for touchdowns and total yardage, will join Gary to meet fans during the day. Country duo Bailey Von Dame performs from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by world-class talent Tyler Brandon from down Texas way from 9 p.m. to midnight. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Meet & Greet w/ Kennedy Davenport
Saturday, June 26 @ 6–7 PM
United Way
Join Kennedy Davenport, current Miss Gay USofA and star from RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, for pictures and autographs. Includes printed photo and signed headshot. $20 Adv/$25 door. 215 W 6th St KeyCityPride.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
June 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Joie Wails
Friday, June 25 @ 7:30 PM
Grand Opera House

Passionate, powerful, and rockin’ are three words that describe Joie Wails. Strong harmonies covering Alice In Chains to Nirvana to Vance Joy plus an adorable selection of country favorites from bands like Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean and sprinkle in some Olivia Newton John and it’s simply magic! Available in person and livestream. $10. 135 W 8th St.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride After Party w/ Kennedy Davenport
Saturday, June 26 @ 10:30 PM
The Driftless
The official Pride Festival after party kicks off with a show followed by a dance party with DJ Travvy Trav. $15. 168 E 10th St. KeyCityPride.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: June 27 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

HerbFest 2021
Sunday, June 27 @ 10 AM–2 PM
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Special activities include Herb Garden tours; Tasty Tidbits with grab and go bags of herbal treats; handcrafted items for sale including lotions, eye pillows, lip balm, potpourri, and more; and herbal information and sample plants while supplies last. Hosted by The Herb Society of Dubuque. Free. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Key City Pride Inaugural Pride Celebration: Pride Drag Brunch w/ A’Keria Davenport
Sunday, June 27 @ 11 AM
Ashton Hills Farms (Galena, IL)
Join A’Keria Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and an amazing cast for brunch and an optional meet and greet. Featuring Brandonna Dupri LaReese, Anjila Cavalier, Traci Ross, Río S. Suãvé, Cece L. Ross, and India Love. Doors open at 10 a.m., meet and greet with A’Keria at 11 a.m., and showtime brunch at noon. $35 General admission, $40 table reservation, $50 VIP table, $15 bottomless mimosas, $25 meet and greet. 500 Wild Indigo Ln, Galena, IL. KeyCityPride.org.

Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar Grand Opening: Country in the Courtyard
Sunday, June 27 @ 1 PM
Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar

A day full of great acoustic country music in the friendly confines of Dolph’s Courtyard starting at 1 p.m. with local performers including Clarke Wilkerson, Cowgirl Pearl, Denny Garcia, and culminating with a concert by Marques Morel at 6 p.m. 333 E 10th St. facebook.com/DolphsIronBar.

Paint & Pixels Studio & Gallery Grand Opening
Sunday, June 27 @ 1–5 PM
Paint & Pixels Studio & Gallery (Sherrill, IA)
Balltown, IA artist Jenna Lueck throws open her new studio doors for the public. See a selection of alluring, colorful paintings of the Balltown area and the Iowa landscape during the grand opening of her newly designed in-home studio and gallery. As an artist, Lueck loves creating and delivering emotion with color as she vibrantly recaptures the rural scenery and its creatures in her much sought-after landscape paintings. Light drinks and appetizers will be served, and her work will be available for purchase. You can also view Lueck’s work at PaintAndPixelsLLC.com, Facebook @PaintAndPixelsLLC, or Instagram @paint_n_pixels. 23456 Waupeton Rd S, Sherrill, IA.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: June 27 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

18th Annual Golf Classic
Monday, June 28 @ 8 AM
Thunder Hills Country Club (Peosta, IA)

Take a swing for building confident kids, healthy families, and a stronger community. Includes breakfast and lunch to-go and silent auction. 16682 Thunder Hills Dr, Peosta, IA. dubuquey.org/18th-annual-golf-classic.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: June 28 @ 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.

Author Libby Copeland
Monday, June 28 @ 6 PM
Online

The Carnegie-Stout Public Library welcomes award-winning journalist Libby Copeland for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are. This presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history and altering conceptions of privacy. Copeland will draw upon her extensive research for her book and speak to the ethos of genealogy, the science of DNA, the business of DNA testing, and real stories of test result revelations. Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who writes about culture, science, and human behavior. Copeland was a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for 11 years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio. Those who register will also be entered for the chance to win a copy of The Lost Family. Winners will be announced during the Zoom event and must be able to pick up their book from the library. RSVP required. 563-589-4225 x2224. carnegiestout.org.

Trivia
Tuesdays: June 29 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: June 29 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Managing Stress and Learning Resilience in the Face of a Pandemic
Wednesday, June 30 @ 1–2:30 PM
NICC Town Clock Business Center

In what feels like a blink of an eye, COVID has dislocated our daily lives, our economy, and the way we do business with little visibility on when the crisis will be resolved. Our experience with the pandemic makes one thing very clear: we need to become more resilient. Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. Learn how to reduce and manage stress by using humor and other strategies. Training your brain to manage stress won’t just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even lengthen it. Free. 680 Main St. 844-642-2338 x1399. NICC.edu/solutions.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: June 30 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: June 30 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: June 30 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

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

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: June 30 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Andrew Kreigh
Wednesday, June 30 @ 7–8 PM
Online

We’re excited to announce Andrew Kreigh is playing his first concert of the series. He serves as the director of music and liturgy at Saint Bernard Catholic Church, Madison, WI, his hometown. He holds a bachelor of music in music business from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he also studied piano performance with Dr. Eli Kalman, and a master’s degree in organ performance from the University of Iowa, under the instruction of Gregory Hand. Kreigh served as apprentice to several cathedral music directors throughout the United States and was an active organist for the Diocese of Madison and cathedral parish in Madison as well as the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. He maintains an active concert schedule throughout the United States and has performed with the Cathedral Choir of Saint John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, on tour in Austria and Germany. He has overseen multiple organ projects and installations. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

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

July 2021

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 1 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 1 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 1 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

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

Taste of Summer Series
Thursdays: July 1 and August 5 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Tentative July 1 food vendors are The Food Store, Happy Hibachi, Hot Diggity Dogz, and Vesperman Farms Ice Cream with live music from The Lads and Joie Wails. A modified version of Taste of Dubuque, the temporarily reformatted Taste of Summer series will enable attendees of all ages to enjoy a less crowded event experience while still providing the original event’s signature tastes and entertainment. In keeping with the Taste tradition, a modified series of awards will be announced each evening for the top savory dish, the top sweet dish, and a fan favorite dish or dessert selected by the attendees. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. rivermuseum.com/taste.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 1 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Elizabeth Freedom Fest
Thursday, July 1 @ 7 PM
Terrapin Park (Elizabeth, IL)

Enjoy Army displays, live music, and tasty food and drinks while the kids get their faces painted and have endless fun in the bounce houses. U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute jump into Terrapin Park. The night ends with fireworks. Free.

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 1 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

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

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

First Fridays
Friday, July 2
11 AM–8 PM @ Central Avenue Mercantile (1902 Central Ave)
6–8 PM @ Smokestack (62 E 7th St)
First Fridays is Downtown Dubuque’s monthly visual art series. All stops are free. Central Avenue Mercantile offers specials throughout the store with 30 percent off paintings by Alice Klinkhammer. Plus, buy any Blue Bunny ice cream and get an ice cream cup free! Bring a shirt to tie dye for free from 6 to 8 p.m. Limited blank shirts will be available for purchase. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Music is being planned. Smokestack and the Dubuque Camera Club join forces for an eclectic exhibition of photography, from landscape and nature, to drone or digitally altered and more. Photographers include Ron Tigges, Bob Felderman, Henry Matthiesen, and many others. The exhibit runs through July. Bluegrass music starts at 8 p.m. with a cover charge. For more information, visit Facebook.com/DubuqueFirstFridays.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 2 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 3 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Faj Squad 5k Walk/Run
Saturday, July 3 @ 7 AM–Noon
Theisen’s Supply Center

Run the 5th annual 5k with awards in specific categories, walk the route, come out to have fun or sign up for the virtual option. Hosted by the Michael W Oglesby Foundation for Funding the Cure for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Proceeds are donated to UW-Madison to further pancreatic cancer research with Dr. Sean Ronnekleiv-Kelly. $25–$35. 6201 Chavenelle Rd. mwof.org. 

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 3 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Dubuque Jaycees/Radio Dubuque Fireworks on the River
Saturday, July 3 @ 5:30 PM
A.Y. McDonald Park

It’s only the biggest and best fireworks display for hundreds of miles around! Located in the Hawthorne St. area by A.Y. McDonald Park, you’ll want to get there early for the best spots. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers, and sit back for an amazing air show in the early evening followed by a stunning fireworks display set to music at about 9:45 p.m.

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. The early showtime allows you to take in Dubuque’s famous fireworks display at dusk. 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.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo: Freedom Reins
July 3 and 4 @ 6–9 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)
The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! $15/$10. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Bellevue Heritage Days
July 3–4
Downtown Bellevue, IA

Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music both nights. Facebook.com/BellevueHeritageDays.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 4 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Ham House 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Mathias Ham House

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by the Dubuque County Historical Society, celebrates Independence Day in good ol’ fashioned style at the historic Ham House at the corner of Shiras and Lincoln Ave., just below Eagle Point Park. The afternoon event features music, food, tours of the mansion, and historic kids’ games. RiverMuseum.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
July 4 and 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

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

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
July 4 @ 6 PM
July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Shenandoah Pro Rodeo: Freedom Reins
Sunday, July 4 @ 6–9 PM
Shenandoah Riding Center (Galena, IL)
The Shenandoah Riding Center goes out west for two nights featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, ladies barrel racing, and bull riding. Saddle up for the world’s best bucking horses and bulls, double tough cowboys with nerves of steel. The evening ends with a firework spectacular! $15/$10. 200 N Brodrecht Rd, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 4 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Bellevue Heritage Days
Sunday, July 4
Downtown Bellevue, IA

Bellevue celebrates the Independence Day holiday with Heritage Days, two days of family-friendly activities including carnival rides, a Queen contest, dance, parade, petting zoo, a show by Ski Bellevue, vintage tractor, car and motorcycle displays, and fireworks. Live music both nights. Facebook.com/BellevueHeritageDays.

Lindsey Stirling’s The Artemis Tour Featuring Keisza
Monday, July 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In the more than five years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. After bowing at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding No. 1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks, and receiving a Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album,” her sophomore opus, Shatter Me, would not only garner an RIAA Gold certification, but it would rank as the No. 2 Dance/Electronic Album and No. 1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts. Forbes placed Lindsey at No. 4 on its 2015 YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her literary debut, The Only Pirate at the Party, co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey, became a New York Times Bestseller. Lindsey’s third studio album, Brave Enough, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, went on to score the No. 1 spot on the publication’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list, and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album.” $35–99. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In
1st Tuesday through September: July 6 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

All years of vehicles are welcome, and there is no charge to put your vehicle on display. DJ will provide music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. DBQfair.com.

Electric Six
Tuesday, July 6 @ 7 PM
Smokestack

Electric Six is a six-piece Detroit-based band playing an energetic and unique brand of rock music infused with elements of garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal. Smokestack will be the first stop on their 2021 world tour and only show in Iowa. Dubuque’s PURE Service warms up the stage as an opener. Electric Six achieved recognition in 2003 with the singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar” from their debut album, Fire. Now with their fourteenth studio album, Bride of the Devil, Electric Six examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory, and of course, the internet itself. $10 adv/$15 door. 62 E 7th St. SmokestackDBQ.com.

Trivia
Tuesdays: July 6 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 6 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 7 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 7 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 7 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

Be AWARE: Pets, Parks and Public Safety
July 7 @ 6 PM
Comiskey Park
Be AWARE is an acronym for Alert, Walk, Admire, Responsible, and Educate. The local non-profit will educate both pet owners and non-owners alike how to share public space safely and responsibly. This is a family- and pet-friendly event. Free. 255 E. 24th St. AwarePetOwner.com.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 7 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Virtual Summer Organ Concert: Karen Black
Wednesday, July 7 @ 7–8 PM
Online

Karen Black of Waverly, IA, is the Rudi Inselmann endowed professor of organ at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. She teaches organ and church music, music theory, and aural skills and serves as organist for weekday chapel and Sunday worship services. Black holds the bachelor of music in church music from St. Olaf College, the master of music in organ and church music from Indiana University, and the doctor of music in organ performance and literature from Indiana University. Her organ teachers include Larry Smith, Marilyn Keiser, John Ferguson, Robert Kendall, Dennis Schmidt, and Gene Janssen. Black is active as a recitalist and clinician and has performed throughout the United States and Germany. Her essay, “J. S. Bach as Theologian-Musician,” appears in Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans (Augsburg Fortress, 2016), and she has published organ and choral arrangements with Augsburg Fortress. Her most recent is a collection of organ hymn introductions, Shine Like the Sun (Augsburg Fortress, 2018). Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sinsinawa Mound’s Summer Organ Concert series when organists play the Casavant Opus 2847 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel. 608-748-4411. sinsinawa.org/live.

Trivia Night
July 7 @ 8 PM
Southend Tap
Join GQ Entertainment for a fun night of trivia. Prizes awarded to winners. Free. 55 Locust St. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: July 7 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 8 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 8 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: July 8, August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 8 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 8 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 8 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Food Truck Friday
Musical Guest: Andy Wilberding
Fridays: July 9, August 20, and September 10 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Washington Park
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets, ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Enjoy lunch from Bob & Lou’s, Buenie Bottoms Outdoor Grill, Candle Ready Cakes, Happi Hibachi, Magoo’s Pizza, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream. Live music is sponsored by 365ink Magazine: Joie Wails on May 14, Ralph Kluseman on June 11, Andy Wilberding on July 9, Maureen Kilgore on Aug. 20, and John Moran on Sept. 10. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque. 700 Locust St. TravelDubuque.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 9 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Downtown Friday Night
Friday, July 9 @ 6:30–10 PM
Downtown Dyersville, IA

Not to miss out on the fun, Dyersville hosts its own summer festival series. Besides live music, the event includes food, games for kids, and best of all, it’s free! 563-875-2311. dyersville.org.

Mitchell Tenpenny with Walker Hayes
Friday, July 9 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
The Nashville rising star rolls in with two albums and three EPs under his belt and already has hit the charts with “Drunk Me,” in addition to co-writing the top 10 hit “If the Boot Fits” with Granger Smith. His 2018 Telling All My Secrets debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Country Charts. So far, 2021 has seen the release of two singles, “Bucket List” and “To Us It Did.” Mitchell is joined by Walker Hayes. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 10 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 10 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Moped Rider
Saturday, July 10 @ 8 AM–2 PM
NICC Town Clock Business Center
This class is required by the state of Iowa for students who are 14 years of age or older who do not possess a driver’s license. Students learn the rules of the road, safe driving skills and laws governing moped use. The course is classroom only so a moped is not needed. Upon successful completion of the class, students receive a DOT (Department of Transportation) certificate which must be presented at the driver’s license office to apply for the moped license. Students must be at least 13 years old to take the class. $35. 844-642-2338. nicc.edu/solutions.

Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series: Port of Dubuque Ice Harbor
Saturday, July 10 @ 9–11 AM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Meet at the National Mississippi River Museum at the red paddlewheel. Supplies including gloves, bags, trash grabbers, and vests will be provided. Bring your own supplies if you have them. The series is part of an ongoing effort to create healthier and safer watersheds, preserve our natural resources, and promote watershed stewardship. Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. RSVP requested. beverly.wagner@loras.edu. cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.

Dubuque Elks Open House
Saturday, July 10 @ 11 AM–3 PM
Dubuque Elks #297

The open house includes food, drinks, and entertainment. 9018 Military Rd. elks.org.

First Responders Appreciation Day
Saturday, July 10 @ Noon–10:30 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

Show your appreciation for our First Responders through a day of fun, family and baseball! Enjoy a special performance by the legendary Ghost Players as they come out of the corn and perform their famous comedy routine and interact with the crowd. Be sure to grab your seat for 7-inning baseball games featuring baseball teams from the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Dallas Fire Department and New York Police Department. Then enjoy some country music with a performance by country music star Jake Dodds. The night will end the way it should with a showing of the Field of Dreams in the outfield under the lights. Proceeds go toward the Dubuque County Emergency Responders Training Facility and the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation. Active and retired First Responders get in free by showing their badge or proof of ID; $10 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/firstresponders.

Asbury Music in the Park
Saturday, July 10 @ Noon–11 PM
Asbury Park (Asbury, IA)

The Asbury Area Civic and Recreation Foundation annually hosts Music in the Park. This is a free family event with a variety of music, entertainment, food, children’s games, inflatables, and family activities followed by live music at 6 p.m. Shuttle service will be available throughout the City of Asbury as well as several outlying areas. Free. 563-556-7106. CityofAsbury.com.

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: July 10 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Family Fun Art Days
Saturday, July 10 @ 1–5 PM
Galena ARC

These events are for the entire family to spend time together creating art at the ARC, they are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum. On July 10, create a family banner and fun colorful paper wall medallions—great decorations for a family summer party! Free. facebook.com/GalenaARC.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: July 10 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturdays: July 10 and August 14 @ 6–11 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

Enjoy great music and food. Don’t forget to bring your cooler and lawn chairs! 6/12 Catfish Murphy w/ Adam Griffin,7/10 Not Quite Brothers w/ Morehouse Johnson, 8/14 The Matt McPherson Band w/ Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA.Facebook.com/rockinontherivercascade.

Star Gazing
July 10 and August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 11 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Mini-Musical: Disney Dreams
Monday–Friday: July 12–23 @ 9 AM–Noon
Five Flags Bijou Room
Disney Dreams come true in this mini-musical as RSTC brings you the very best of Disney’s heroes and villains. This original production will feature music and scenes from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Toy Story, and High School Musical, among many other Disney favorites. Students will explore the world of Disney as they incorporate acting, singing and dancing in this one-of-a-kind show. Concludes with a live performance on the historic Five Flags Theater stage for invited family and friends on Saturday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Lead by Megan Schumacher and a team of staff members. Open to students entering grades 3–6 this fall. $100 participation fee includes a T-shirt. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: July 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.

Frozen JR. Auditions
Monday, July 12 @ 10 AM–Noon and 1–2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Male and female students from ages 8 (or going into 2nd grade) through 18 are invited to audition for Frozen JR. Rehearsals are July 13–Aug. 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Every child will not need to be at every rehearsal every day. Public performances are Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. All performers are allowed to keep all rehearsal materials. The cost for kids to participate is $35. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 566-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Mini-Musical: Bright Lights, Big City
Monday–Friday: July 12–23 @ 1–4 PM
Five Flags Bijou Room
Hit the town with your favorite characters from musicals across the ages! This original production will feature music and scenes from Guys & Dolls, Newsies, and Hairspray, among many other musicals with that big city feel! Students will explore the hustle and bustle of big city life as they incorporate acting, singing and dancing in this one-of-a-kind show. Concludes with a live performance on the historic Five Flags Theater stage for invited family and friends on Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m. Lead by Megan Schumacher and a team of staff members. Open to students entering grades 7–9 this fall. $100 participation fee includes a T-shirt. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Cooking Class: Savory & Sweet Hand Pies/Turnovers
Monday, July 12 @ 6–7:15 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Kids age 9–14 will make two varieties of turnovers; a savory empanada-style pie filled with meat, cheeses, and seasonings; and a sweet turnover filled with fruit. Bring your own sheet pan. Instructed by Lynn Kaufman. $35. 11084 W HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Delaware County Fair
July 12–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Theisen’s Learn to Skate Classes
Tuesdays: July 13–August 17 @ 6:45–7:15 PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

Beat the heat and enjoy the cool refreshing air at the ice arena this summer. All new and returning skaters ages 3 and up are invited to glide through the Theisen’s Learn to Skate 6-week summer skating session. $80. 1800 Admiral Sheehy Dr. 563-275-6576. DBQskating.org.

Trivia
Tuesdays: July 13 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 13 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Delaware County Fair
July 13–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 14 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 14 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 14 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: July 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. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: July 14 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 14 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: July 14 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Delaware County Fair
July 14–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 15 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 15 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 15 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trucker’s Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours
Thursdays: July 15 and August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Join McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson for a tour to a tiny town to tantalize your taste buds with tasty treats and tottys! Line up at 5 p.m. at McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson. Kickstands up at 6 p.m. May 20: Coe’s (Bernard, IA); June 17: Yoder’s Rockville Bar (Potosi, WI); July 15: Dirty Ernie’s (Farley, IA); and Aug 19: Bent Rim (Cascade, IA).

Antiracism Book Club: Caste
Thursday, July 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.

Trivia
Thursdays: July 15 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 15 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 15 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Delaware County Fair
July 15–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 16 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Music on Main
Friday, July 16
Town Clock Plaza

What was long called Dubuque… and All that Jazz! is now Music on Main with some revamping and running two dates in 2021. Enjoy live music under the Town Clock with food and cold beverages available. Entertainers TBA. DowntownDubuque.org.

Delaware County Fair
July 16–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
July 16–18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 17 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 17 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Antique Town Rods Show
Saturday, July 17 @ 9 AM–3 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Set on the banks of the Galena River, this car show features some of the most beautiful vehicles from a bygone era (pre-1972). 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. 815-541-2313.

Galena Brew Fest
Saturday, July 17 @ 1–4 PM
Chestnut Mountain and Resort (Galena, IL)

Savor local and regionally crafted brews, wine, and spirits atop the beautiful mountain at Chestnut Mountain Resort, overlooking the Mississippi River. $30 Advance; $35 day of; $5 designated driver. 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena IL. 815-777-2248. galenaarc.org/galena-brew-fest.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
July 17, August 7, and August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Southwest Music Festival
Saturday, July 17 @ 5 PM–Midnight
2nd St, Platteville, WI

Platteville Regional Chamber’s Annual Southwest Music Festival on historic Second Street features music from Just Jake at 5 p.m., The Other Brothers at 7 p.m., and Road Trip at 9 p.m. plus games, raffle, pull tabs, and more. Bring your own lawn chairs. No carry ins. Advance tickets available at Red N Deb’s Bar & Grill-Platteville, Platteville VFW Bar, and Platteville Regional Chamber. Ages 21+. $15 Advance; $20 door. Platteville.com.

Record Store Day Drops 2021
Saturday, July 17
Moondog Music and CDs-4 Change

The focus of these two Drops dates is on bringing revenue to the stores—as well as to the artists, labels, distribution and every other business behind the scenes making record stores work, in a fiscally and socially responsible way. RecordStoreDay.com.

Delaware County Fair
July 17–18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
July 17–18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 18 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: July 18 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 18 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Staind with Pop Evil
Sunday, July 18 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Reuniting after an extended solo outing by lead singer Aaron Lewis, who made some very successful stops in Dubuque on his own in recent years, this is the original crew getting back together to bring their huge hits including “It’s Been a While,” “Outside,” “Something to Remind You,” and “So Far Away.” Opening the show is Pop Evil. $54.50–$89.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Delaware County Fair
Sunday, July 18
Delaware County Fairgrounds (Manchester, IA)

This traditional county fair has all of the trimmings you expect from great food to farm animals, carnival rides, tractor pulls, and more. Grandstand concerts: 7/15 Jon Pardi, 7/16 ZZ Top. DelawareCoFair.com.

Elizabeth’s 100th Community Fair
Sunday, July 18
Elizabeth, IL

Experience small-town life at its best! Great food, vendors, music, beer tent, and more. Dairy and sheep show, dairy goat show, inflatable rides, Fantasy Truck Pullers, Elizabeth’s Best BBQ, local pro wrestling enthusiasts, parade, games, contests, and kids activities. ElizabethCommunityFair.com.

Trivia
3rd Monday: July 19 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: July 20 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: July 20 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 20 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 21 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 21 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 21 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: July 21 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17: July 21 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 21 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: July 21 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Great Jones County Fair
July 21–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 22 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 22 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 22 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: July 22 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 22 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 22 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Great Jones County Fair
July 22–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 23 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 23 and 24 @ 6–10 PM
July 25–28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970 Reunion
July 23–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The largest (over 700) class and 100th graduating class celebrate at Happy’s on Friday, dinner at Best Western on Saturday, and a picnic on Sunday. RSVP required. Find “Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970” on Facebook. DBQSenior70@gmail.com.

Great Jones County Fair
July 23–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 24 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 24 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Ghost Player “Greatest Show on Dirt” Show
Saturdays: July 24 and August 21 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

IThe iconic Ghost Players take the Field for the first time in two years! This special, FREE, hour-long, interactive comedy show called the “Greatest Show on Dirt” is a memorable experience for the entire family, and is sure to put a smile on your face! Concessions and autographs with the Ghost Players available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Upgrade to VIP to enjoy the show from the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House plus a complimentary tour of the Farm House before the show, a ballpark meal, and an autographed Field of Dreams leather baseball by the Ghost Players themselves! Free for GA. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8404. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

A Picnic & A Play: Step Two by Brendon Smith
Saturday, July 24 @ 1 PM
Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Brendon Smith has had seven of his one-act plays and one co-written full-length play produced in Wisconsin; some of these have also won statewide or national contests. He lives in Madison. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by July 23. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
July 24, August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 24 @ 6–10 PM
July 25–28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970 Reunion
July 24–25
Various locations in Dubuque

The largest (over 700) class and 100th graduating class celebrate at Happy’s on Friday, dinner at Best Western on Saturday, and a picnic on Sunday. RSVP required. Find “Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970” on Facebook. DBQSenior70@gmail.com.

Great Jones County Fair
July 24–25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: July 25 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
July 25, August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 25–28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: July 25 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970 Reunion
Sunday, July 25
Various locations in Dubuque

The largest (over 700) class and 100th graduating class celebrate at Happy’s on Friday, dinner at Best Western on Saturday, and a picnic on Sunday. RSVP required. Find “Dubuque Senior High School Class of 1970” on Facebook. DBQSenior70@gmail.com.

Great Jones County Fair
Sunday, July 25
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)

Famous for live music, this year is no different. 7/22 Dan & Shay w/ Gavin DeGraw, 7/23 Zac Brown Band, 7/24 Kane Brown, 7/25 For King & Country. 800 N Maple St, Monticello, IA. GreatJonesCountyFair.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: July 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.

Mini-Musical: Once Upon a Time
Monday–Friday: July 26–August 6 @ 9 AM–Noon
Five Flags Bijou Room
Once Upon a Time takes students on a magical musical journey through the world of beloved fairy tales. This original production will feature music and scenes from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Shrek, among many other storybook-based musicals! Students will explore the fairy tale world as they incorporate acting, singing and dancing in this one-of-a-kind show. Concludes with a live performance on the historic Five Flags Theater stage for invited family and friends on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. Lead by Megan Schumacher and a team of staff members. Open to students entering grades 3–6 this fall. $100 participation fee includes a T-shirt. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Mini-Musical: Another Opening Another Show
Monday–Friday: July 26–August 6 @ 1–4 PM
Five Flags Bijou Room
It’s time to take the stage as we gear up for another opening of another show and this one will feature show-stopping numbers and characters who love to perform! This original production will feature music and scenes from Curtains, 42nd Street, and Annie Get Your Gun, among many other Broadway hits! Students will explore the world of theatre as they incorporate acting, singing and dancing in this one-of-a-kind show. Concludes with a live performance on the historic Five Flags Theater stage for invited family and friends on Saturday, August 7 at 7 p.m. Lead by Megan Schumacher and a team of staff members. Open to students entering grades 7–9 this fall. $100 participation fee includes a T-shirt. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 26–28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

Into the Wild
July 26–29
Camp Little Cloud (Epworth, IA)

Girls will learn survival skills like orienteering, fishing, and gun safety from experts, even earning the Iowa DNR Firearm Safety Certificate. While not in skill-building sessions, girls will have fun at the beautiful Camp Little Cloud property exploring the trails, swimming at the pool, and stomping through the creeks. Campers will even have the opportunity to visit the Swiss Valley Nature Center and the Izaak Walton Club on day trips, too! Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Dubuque County Conservation, Dubuque County Hunter Safety Instructors, and Iowa DNR Conservation Officers. All girls grades 7–11. RSVP by July 18. 21700 Girl Scout Rd, Epworth, IA. 800-798-0833. GirlScoutsToday.org.

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 27–28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

Trivia
Tuesdays: July 27 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque County Fair
July 27–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: July 28 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: July 28 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: July 28 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

Hope & Healing Art Gallery
July 28 @ 4–8 PM
7 Hills Event Center
Riverview Center’s Hope and Healing Gallery showcases local artists with work focused on healing and perseverance that shine a light on sexual and domestic violence. Support local artists and survivors, enjoy a fully stocked bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction featuring artists showcased in the gallery. All proceeds from this event allow Riverview Center to continue to provide 100 percent free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. $15 July 23, $25 July 24, $5 July 25–28. 1098 Jackson St. 319-540-0080. one.bidpal.net/hopeandhealing/welcome.

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

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays: July 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. 360 W 11th St. facebook.com/ToastmastersSpeakeasyClub.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: July 28 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: July 28 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque County Fair
July 28–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: July 29 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: July 29 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: July 29 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: July 29 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: July 29 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: July 29 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Dubuque County Fair
July 29–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: July 30 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Dubuque County Fair
July 30–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: July 31 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: July 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: July 31 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

The Business Showcase
Saturday, July 31 @ 8:30 AM–8:30 PM
Ashton Hill Farm (Galena, IL)

The Business Expo runs 9 a.m. though noon followed by a networking lunch at 12:30–1:30 p.m. A teambuilding workshop includes industry speakers and a teambuilding “build your won scent” workshop by The Scent Workshop from 1:45 to 3 p.m. From 3 to 6 p.m., the demo tent is an interactive business tent with samples, tastings, presentations, and more. The showcases closes with dinner and a fashion show from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. featuring hors d’oeuvres, dinner by Chef Jude Villafana, fashion show, and silent auction. Business expo and demo tent are free, $20 lunch, $40 teambuilding workshop, $45 dinner and fashion show. 815-281-9925. galenachamber.com/business-showcase-2021.

Dubuque County Fair
July 31–August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

August 2021

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 1 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 1 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Colts Music on the March
Sunday, August 1 @ 7 PM
Senior High School Dalzell Field

The Colts’ show has been a highlight on Dubuque’s summer calendar since 1963. Eight groups from Dubuque; Madison, WI; Rockford, IL; Anoka, MN; LaCrosse, WI; and seven-time DCI World Champions, The Cavaliers from Rosemont, IL, are scheduled to compete in this Drum Corps International summer tour event. Gates at 5:30 p.m. $18–$43. 1800 Clarke Dr. Colts.org.

Dubuque County Fair
Sunday, August 1
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

The 68th Annual Dubuque County Fair is a celebration for all of Dubuque County, with carnival rides, concerts, stock car races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, animals, displays, loads of food, and fun for everyone. 7/29 Chris Lane, 7/30 Queensryche and Skid Row. 14569 Old HWY Rd. DBQFair.com.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In
1st Tuesday through September: August 3 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

All years of vehicles are welcome, and there is no charge to put your vehicle on display. DJ will provide music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. DBQfair.com.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 3 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 3 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

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

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 4 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 4 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 4 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 5 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 5 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

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

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

Cooking Class: Tomato Galette
Thursday, August 5 @ 6–7:15 PM
Galena ARC (Galena, IL)

Adults will prepare an open-faced tomato and cheese pie to take home to bake. Bring your own sheet pan. Instructed by Lynn Kaufman. $35. 11084 W HWY 20, Galena, IL. 815-777-2248. GalenaARC.org.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 5 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Taste of Summer Series
Thursday, August 5 @ 6–9 PM
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Tentative Aug. 5 food vendors are Magoo’s Pizza, Versus, Tony Roma’s, and Koppes Kreations with live music from Boys of Lloyd and The Struggle. A modified version of Taste of Dubuque, the temporarily reformatted Taste of Summer series will enable attendees of all ages to enjoy a less crowded event experience while still providing the original event’s signature tastes and entertainment. In keeping with the Taste tradition, a modified series of awards will be announced each evening for the top savory dish, the top sweet dish, and a fan favorite dish or dessert selected by the attendees. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. rivermuseum.com/taste.

Author Mia Sosa
Thursday, August 5 @ 6:30 PM
Online

Bestselling romance novelist Mia Sosa will share her most recent novel The Worst Best Man and answer reader questions. The Worst Best Man is a steamy, witty, enemies-to-lovers story for fans of romantic comedies. Carolina Santos is an incredibly capable and driven wedding planner who was dumped at the altar three years ago, and her former fiancé left his brother Max to deliver the devastating news. Now she has the chance to take a huge step forward in her career, but in order to get the job she’ll have to work with the distractingly handsome Max! Sosa writes funny, flirty, and moderately steamy contemporary romances that celebrate our multicultural world. Her books have received praise and recognition from Publishers Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Register to be entered to win a copy of The Worst Best Man. RSVP required. Free. 563-589-4225. CarnegieStout.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 5 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Buckcherry
Thursday, August 5 @ 7 PM
Five Flags Arena

Anaheim rockers Buckcherry return to the Tri-States for a wild shot at Five Flags Arena with hits like “Crazy Bi*ch” and “Lit Up.” $34 GA, $45 VIP. 405 Main St. 563-589-4254. FiveFlagsCenter.com.

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

Rising Star Revue
August 5 and 6 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Rising Star Revue will feature hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. So, sit back and enjoy some of the most beloved musical theatre moments! Auditions will be held June 27 and 28. Rehearsals will take place Monday–Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Five Flags Bijou Room. Performers may not be called every night for rehearsal. Open to students entering 10th grade this fall through adults. Tickets are $12. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Trivial Pursuit
1st Thursday: August 5 @ 8 PM
Hops & Rye

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

Art on the River Opening Reception
Friday, August 6 @ 5–7 PM
Grand River Center

This year’s theme for Dubuque’s annual rotating public art exhibit is “Resiliency Flows”, asking artists to propose works that speak to resiliency and what it means to be resilient as we build back better and rebound from the impacts of the pandemic while continuing the fight for social justice. Selected works will be announced in late June and will be installed just prior to the Opening Reception along the Mississippi Riverwalk and the patio of the Grand River Center in the Port of Dubuque. This event offers the first opportunity to view the new exhibit, meet the artists, and learn about the sculptures. Free. 500 Bell St. 563-513-5636. cityofdubuque.org/artontheriver.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 6 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Rising Star Revue
August 6 @ 7:30 PM
Five Flags Theater
The Rising Star Revue will feature hit songs from some of your favorite Broadway musicals. So, sit back and enjoy some of the most beloved musical theatre moments! Auditions will be held June 27 and 28. Rehearsals will take place Monday–Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Five Flags Bijou Room. Performers may not be called every night for rehearsal. Open to students entering 10th grade this fall through adults. Tickets are $12. RisingStarTheatreCompany.com.

Epworth Town & Country Days
August 6–7
Epworth, IA

Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance, and more. Facebook.com/TNCdays.

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

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 7 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Tri-Basin Summer Clean-Up Series: Maus Park
Saturday, August 7 @ 9–11 AM
Maus Park

Meet at the Maus Park parking lot. Supplies including gloves, bags, trash grabbers, and vests will be provided. Bring your own supplies if you have them. The series is part of an ongoing effort to create healthier and safer watersheds, preserve our natural resources, and promote watershed stewardship. Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. RSVP requested. beverly.wagner@loras.edu. cityofdubuque.org/summercleanups.

A Picnic & A Play: Cassandra by Jan Levine Thal
Saturday, August 7 @ 1 PM
Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Jan Levine Thal has written three full-length plays that have been produced on the stage and a passel of shorter ones. She co-founded the Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre in Madison, which fosters work written and directed by women. Her novel, Bone Deep, was published recently by Van Velzer press. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Aug. 6. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
August 7 and 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Star Gazing
August 7 @ 8:30 PM
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

Epworth Town & Country Days
Saturday, August 7
Epworth, IA

Two days of celebrating the community with live music, foot races, a parade, kid’s amusements, an auction, a BBQ competition, a street dance, and more. Facebook.com/TNCdays.

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
August 7–8
Washington Park

The longest-running fine arts festival in Iowa, DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 43rd year in 2021 moving from May to August. The free all arts festival, brought to you by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, features an art fair, interactive art for all ages, and live music all in Washington Park. Plus a reading and book release by Writers Guild and much more. DBQfest.com.

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

Hoof It + Sip It
August 8 and 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 8 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
Sunday, August 8
Washington Park

The longest-running fine arts festival in Iowa, DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 43rd year in 2021 moving from May to August. The free all arts festival, brought to you by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, features an art fair, interactive art for all ages, and live music all in Washington Park. Plus a reading and book release by Writers Guild and much more. DBQfest.com.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: August 9 @ 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: 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.

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

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 10 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 11 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

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

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
August 11 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Be AWARE: Pets, Parks and Public Safety
August 11 @ 6 PM
Welu Park
Be AWARE is an acronym for Alert, Walk, Admire, Responsible, and Educate. The local non-profit will educate both pet owners and non-owners alike how to share public space safely and responsibly. This is a family- and pet-friendly event. Free. 3655 Welu Dr. AwarePetOwner.com.

Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday: August 11 @ 6 PM
Smokestack
Meet up and have a drink with environmentally-minded friends and discuss local issues concerning global environmental challenges in the Dubuque area with grassroots advocacy, collaborative actions and science-based resources which support transparency, accountability, and citizen empowerment. Sponsored by Green Dubuque. 62 E 7th St. GreenDubuque.org.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 11 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Trivia Night
August 11 @ 8 PM
Southend Tap
Join GQ Entertainment for a fun night of trivia. Prizes awarded to winners. Free. 55 Locust St. facebook.com/GQEntertainmentLLC.

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 11 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 11–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 12 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 12 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: August 12, September 9, and October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 12 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: August 12 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 12 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 12 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

MLB at Field of Dreams: Yankees vs. White Sox
Thursday, August 12
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

The Chicago White Sox are right at home at the Field of Dreams hosting the New York Yankees in the legendary game postponed from a year ago. Face it, you likely won’t be one of the 8,000 in attendance at the special stadium built to host the game, but it’s still going to be cool for the Tri-States. FODMovieSite.com.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 12–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 12–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 13 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Corkless In Galena Flight-Night
Friday, August 13 @ 6–9 PM
Galena Cellars Downtown (Galena, IL)
Corkless Galena features a Friday Night Tasting Event, hosted by Galena Cellars Downtown. You can enjoy a flight of four wines, one from each winery: August Hill Winery, Galena Cellar Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery, and Prairie State Winery. Live music and live snack will be provided. A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally-grown American hybrid grapes, Corkless raises funds for NIWG Research Vineyard and nonprofits like the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. The event is free; flights are $15. 111 N Main St, Galena, IL. CorklessGalena.com.

Hate Mail
August 13–14, 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 13–14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 13–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 14 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 14 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

8th Annual Paint The Point Show and Sale
Saturday, August 14 @ 9 AM–5 PM
Historic Masonic Lodge (Mineral Point, WI)

The Paint The Point Plein Air Show and Sale hosts just-painted artworks of Mineral Point’s scenic area by 45 professional artists from across the country. Paintings will be on display and sold for one day only! Presented by Arts Mineral Point, Inc. Proceeds benefit Arts Mineral Point. Free. 306 High St, Mineral Point, WI. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Free Material Drive
Saturday, August 14 @ 10 AM–1 PM
Key City Creative Center

Free materials offered to the public. You haul them away. Materials include wood, metals, hardware, paint, etc. 1781 White St. 563-599-2915. KeyCityCreativeCenter.org.

Market House Square Arts Festival
August 14–15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House (Galena, IL)

Take a piece of Galena Country with you! Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform. Free. HelloGalena.org.

East Dubuque Wingfest and Fireworks
Saturday, August 14 @ 11 AM–11 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

Sponsored by the East Dubuque Business & Tourism right on Sinsinawa Ave., Wingfest features delicious chicken wings in nearly every variety imaginable, plus cold beer, live music including 365’s own Unicorn Fist, kids games, and more. This year the community fireworks display moves to join Wingfest for one huge night of celebrating.

DuMA Family Art Carnival
Saturday, August 14 @ Noon–4 PM
Dubuque Museum of Art

Step right up for a creative community event for all ages! Outdoor art activities, gallery tours, and food for purchase. Free. 563-557-1851. DBQart.org.

Corkless in Galena Wine Festival
Saturday, August 14 @ Noon–6 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)
In addition to wine tastings, there will be an art show, food vendors, and live music by Jordan Danielson and Jeff Spradley plus Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls. Food vendors include wood-fired pizzas from L. May Eatery; Kick’n It Up Concessions; gelato from Elle & Becks; and cheese, fruit, sausage and crackers from the Northern Illinois Wine Growers. On Friday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., Corkless Galena features a Friday Night Tasting Event, hosted by Galena Cellars Downtown. A celebration of area winemaking, especially those made with locally-grown American hybrid grapes, Corkless raises funds for NIWG Research Vineyard and nonprofits like the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Wine Growers (NIWG). $20 GA, $5 designated driver, $5 under 21. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. CorklessGalena.com.

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: August 14 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

Driftless Poets Monthly Workshop
2nd Saturday: August 14 @ 2 PM
Online

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

Hoof’n + Groove’n
August 14 and 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Cascade Rockin’ on the River
Saturday, August 14 @ 6–11 PM
Cascade Riverview Amphitheater (Cascade, IA)

Enjoy great music and food. Don’t forget to bring your cooler and lawn chairs! 6/12 Catfish Murphy w/ Adam Griffin,7/10 Not Quite Brothers w/ Morehouse Johnson, 8/14 The Matt McPherson Band w/ Mark Zalaznik. 101 Pierce St SW, Cascade, IA.Facebook.com/rockinontherivercascade.

Tesla with Wayland
Saturday, August 14 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
With 14 million albums sold, these roots-rockers ruled the airwaves in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with monster hits “What You Give,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Love Song,” “Little Suzi,” “Heaven’s Trail,” “The Way It Is,” and so many more, driven by Frank Hannon’s guitar and the distinctive vocals of Jeff Keith. Tesla is supported for the night by Wayland. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Frozen JR.
Saturday, August 14 @ 7 PM
Sunday, August 15 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Area students come together for a summer performance at Ohnward. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. $10 adv/$13 door adults; $7 adv/$10 door students. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 566-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Hate Mail
August 14, 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Kayak 5K Fun Paddle
Saturday, August 14
Lake Galena (Galena, IL)

The day includes the signature Kayak 5K, as well 360-meter and 720-meter sprints for single and tandem kayak and single and double canoes for adults and youth. Outside kayaks and canoes are welcome or limited rentals will be available. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

8th Annual Paint The Point
August 14
Mineral Point, WI

Observe artists as they capture idyllic scenes of historic Mineral Point, WI; Dodgeville, WI; and the surrounding Driftless countryside during Paint The Point, a plein air painting competition, show, and sale. The Main Event takes place Aug. 5–7; Nocturne Event paintings begin at dusk on Aug. 5; Quick Paint begins Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.; and the Main Event and Nocturne Show and Sale start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, followed by the Quick Paint show and sale at 1 p.m. artsmp.org/paint-the-point.

Iowa State Fair
August 14–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 15 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Market House Square Arts Festival
Sunday, August 15 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Old Market House (Galena, IL)

Take a piece of Galena Country with you! Local and regional artists showcase their paintings, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Local musicians will perform. Free. HelloGalena.org.

Hate Mail
August 15, 21–22, and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 19–21, and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Frozen JR.
Sunday, August 15 @ 2 PM
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (Maquoketa, IA)

Area students come together for a summer performance at Ohnward. Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. $10 adv/$13 door adults; $7 adv/$10 door students. 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa, IA. 566-652-9815. ohnwardfineartscenter.com.

Arcade Meetup LGBTQ+ Social
3rd Sunday: August 15 @ 4:45–6:45 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 15 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Brothers Osbourne with Travis Denning
Sunday, August 15 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
This Grammy-nominated duo’s distinctive sound combines classic country and hints of soul, earning them high praise for their dynamic live show. Rolling Stone exclaims, “The Bros come guns blazing, a guaranteed show-stopper.” Brothers Osborne is joined by special guest Travis Denning. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Iowa State Fair
August 15–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Iowa State Fair
August 16–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 17 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 17 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Iowa State Fair
August 17–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 18 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 18 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: August 18 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17: August 18 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 18 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 18 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Iowa State Fair
August 18–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 18–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 19 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 19 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 19 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trucker’s Thursday Tiny Town Tavern Tours
Thursday, August 19 @ 5 PM
McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson

Join McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson for a tour to a tiny town to tantalize your taste buds with tasty treats and tottys! Line up at 5 p.m. at McGrath Dubuque Harley-Davidson. Kickstands up at 6 p.m. May 20: Coe’s (Bernard, IA); June 17: Yoder’s Rockville Bar (Potosi, WI); July 15: Dirty Ernie’s (Farley, IA); and Aug 19: Bent Rim (Cascade, IA).

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.

Trivia
Thursdays: August 19 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 19 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 19 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Hate Mail
August 19–21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Iowa State Fair
August 19–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 19–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Food Truck Friday
Musical Guest: Maureen Kilgore
Fridays: August 20 and September 10 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Washington Park
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets, ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Enjoy lunch from Bob & Lou’s, Buenie Bottoms Outdoor Grill, Candle Ready Cakes, Happi Hibachi, Magoo’s Pizza, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream. Live music is sponsored by 365ink Magazine: Joie Wails on May 14, Ralph Kluseman on June 11, Andy Wilberding on July 9, Maureen Kilgore on Aug. 20, and John Moran on Sept. 10. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque. 700 Locust St. TravelDubuque.com.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 20 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Hate Mail
August 20–21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Jackson Taylor & the Sinners
Friday, August 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)
Jackson Taylor & the Sinners is a Western-inspired rock band with a tremendous emphasis on musicianship, virtuosity, and composition. Accordingly, they go out of their way to create really polished performed music. You know you’re looking at something polished when the person composing the song crafts it in such a way that they know exactly what will happen before, during, and after certain parts of the song. In other words, it forms a musical tapestry that creates a range of emotions in the minds of the people listening to that type of music. There is a lot of deliberation here. This is not random. This is not something that you just stumble into. This is not something that kind of mutated on its own. This kind of music is a result of different strategic, well-thought-out, and well-mapped-out choices. This is why you’ll love Jackson Taylor so much. This band really goes out of its way to fuse old-school blues musical elements with Western-inspired rock guitars, which of course, in turn, was previously influenced by the blues. This is not easy, mind you. Their music is meticulous without sounding too academic. There is a refreshing urgency in their riffs. And they just plain and simply kick-ass. $15 in advance at the Hook or $20 at the gate. 3868 Badger Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Iowa State Fair
August 20–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 20–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
August 20–22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 21 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 21 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Fall Into Stockton
Saturday, August 21 @ 9:30 AM–7 PM
Downtown Stockton, IL

Get ready for a full day of family fun! Kick off the celebration 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. with a parade plus live music, activities for the kids, and the NWIL BBQ fest 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Games, arts, and crafts for adults and kids will be available throughout the day in addition to a petting zoo, kiddy tractor pull, car show, and food vendors with beer and wine tent. facebook.com/fallintostockton.

Ghost Player “Greatest Show on Dirt” Show
Saturday, August 21 @ 1 PM
Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

IThe iconic Ghost Players take the Field for the first time in two years! This special, FREE, hour-long, interactive comedy show called the “Greatest Show on Dirt” is a memorable experience for the entire family, and is sure to put a smile on your face! Concessions and autographs with the Ghost Players available. Just bring your chair and sunscreen! Upgrade to VIP to enjoy the show from the porch of the Field of Dreams Farm House plus a complimentary tour of the Farm House before the show, a ballpark meal, and an autographed Field of Dreams leather baseball by the Ghost Players themselves! Free for GA. 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA. 563-875-8404. fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com/ghost-saturday-shows.

Waste Reduction Workshop
Saturday, August 21 @ 1–2 PM
Key City Creative Center

Learn to waste less and save money with Key City Creative Center and Americorps. Topics include recycling basics, waste minimization pyramid, transportation, and wants vs needs. 1781 White St. 563-599-2915. KeyCityCreativeCenter.org.

Hate Mail
August 21–22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 21 and 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Ski Bellevue Water Ski Show
Saturday, August 21 @ 4 PM
701 S Riverview St, Bellevue, IA

Bellevue’s own water ski show team is one of only four in Iowa and the only one to perform on the Mississippi River! Head south of Lock and Dam 12 for great family entertainment with bare-footing, jumping, human pyramids, glittery costumes, music, and powerful towboats. Check them out north of Lock and Dam 12 for practice. Ski Bellevue is always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels. You can join as a water skier, boat and safety crew member, show announcer, and more. Free. 563-590-0990. facebook.com/skibellevue.

Iowa State Fair
August 21–22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
August 21–22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
August 21–22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 22 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Antique Show and Flea Market
Sunday, August 22 @ 8 AM–3 PM
Harris Park (Dodgeville, WI)

The Dodgeville Lions Club hosts their Antique Show and Flea Market at the Ley Pavilion at Harris Park. $3. 600 Bennett Rd, Dodgeville, WI. 

Hoof It + Sip It
August 22, September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Hate Mail
August 22 and 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 22 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 22
Des Moines, IA

Ten days of attractions, rides, great food, and butter cows; plus grandstand concerts by Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Keith Urban, and the Doobie Brothers. 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA. IowaStateFair.org.

Grant County Fair
Sunday, August 22
Grant County Fairgrounds (Lancaster, WI)

Grant County Fair featuring 4-H, FFA and youth projects, carnival rides, demolition derby, and other entertainment. 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. GrantCountyFairWI.org.

Cascade Hometown Days: 80’s Days
Sunday, August 22
Downtown Cascade, IA

Cascade comes together and shows their community spirit and pride with three days of music, food, games, and fun. Expect a parade, vendor fair, car show, water ball fights, beanbag tourneys, a church breakfast, and tons of live music and food! Facebook.com/CascadeHometownDays.

Milk Parties
2nd and 4th Mondays: August 23 @ 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.

Trivia
3rd Monday: August 23 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, IA)
Assemble a team of six or less to test your wits and win prizes! Free. 146 2nd St NE Dyersville, IA. 563-207-0357. textilebrews.com.

Faith Writers Group
3rd Tuesday: August 24 @ 6:30–8 PM
Online

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

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 24 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 24 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

Dubuque Urban Sketchers
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 4–6 PM
Various locations in Dubuque
Sketch historical buildings, iconic landmarks, and the urban landscape. All you need is a camp chair, sketchpad, and your favorite pens, pencils, and paints. Follow “Dubuque Urban Sketchers” on Facebook to see where to meet each week.

Old 20 Market
Wednesdays through August 25: August 25 @ 4–8 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

Shop local vendors such as growers, producers, processors, crafters, makers, artisans, area businesses, food trucks and more! Live entertainment and special drop-in vendor guests on select weeks. All ages. Free. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. facebook.com/JodiandKT.

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: August 25 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

MFC Teen Nights
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 5:30–7:30 PM
Multicultural Family Center

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

Toastmasters Speakeasy Club
2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays:
August 25 @ 5:30 PM
Carnegie-Stout Public Library or Online

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

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Wednesday: August 25 @ 7 PM
Hy-Vee Locust

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

Rock Star Bingo
Wednesdays: August 25 @ 8:30 PM
Barrel House
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 299 Main St. 563-845-7928. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: August 26 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: August 26 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: August 26 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

Trivia
Thursdays: August 26 @ 6–8 PM
Third Corner Food & Spirits
Gather your teammates and play a few rounds of trivia. Enjoy food and drink specials and vie to win the grand prize gift card! 210 W 1st St. 563-451-7708. facebook.com/ThirdCornerBar.

Hy-Vee Trivia
Every Thursday: August 26 @ 6:30 PM
Hy-Vee Dodge

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

Rock Star Bingo
Thursdays: August 26 @ 7–9 PM
7 Hills Brewing Co
Just like regular bingo but the bingo numbers are replaced with parts of songs. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner! Free. 1085 Washington St. 563-587-8306. facebook.com/ThinkAndDrinkEntertainment.

Hate Mail
August 26–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Social Connections for Singles Meet & Greet
Fridays: August 27 @ 5–7 PM
Shot Tower

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

Nelly with Too Hype Crew
Friday, August 27 @ 7:30 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Is it “Just A Dream” or is it gettin’ “Hot In Herrre”? It is indeed, and ‘90s hip hop legend Nelly brings those hits plus “Ride With Me” and more to the Back Waters Stage joined by the Too Hype Crew. $44.50–$69.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

Hate Mail
August 27–28 @ 7:30 PM
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: August 28 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Dyersville Downtown Market
Last Saturday June–September: August 28 @ 8 AM–Noon
3rd Ave SW and 3rd St, Dyersville, IA

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: August 28 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Grant’s Home Front Reenactment & Encampment
Saturday, August 28 @ 9 AM–4 PM
Sunday, August 29 @ 10 AM–2:30 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Experience life in the 1860s through a living history encampment and Civil War battle. Enjoy the sanitary fair (a Civil War ladies bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battles each day: Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 11 and under. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com.

Midwest Garlic Fest
Saturday, August 28 @ 9 AM–6 PM
Terrapin Park (Elizabeth, IL)

Organized by Galena Garlic Company, local vendors selling naturally-grown garlic, garlic-related food items, and local garlic-themed dishes, beer, and wine. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities throughout the day! 350 West St, Elizabeth, IL. 815-777-9625. MidwestGarlicFest.com.

16th Annual Irish Hooley
Saturday, August 28 @ Noon–10 PM
Alliant Amphitheater

The Irish Hooley is back and stuffing all the fun back into one day this year. The live traditional Irish music lineup has not yet been announced. Plus the McNulty School’s Irish Dancers, Dubuque Fire Pipe & Drums, and more! IrishHooley.org.

13th Annual Potosi Brewfest
Saturday, August 28 @ 1–4:30 PM
Holiday Gardens (Potosi, WI)

Potosi Brewery hosts the 13th annual Potosi Brewfest at the Holiday Gardens Event Center in Potosi, WI. Admission to the festival includes an opportunity to sample the work of nearly 60 vendors featuring craft brewers, homebrewers, wineries, meats, and Wisconsin cheeses. Plus live music, a tour of the National Brewery Museum, and a commemorative tasting glass. VIP early entry at noon. GA $39 (early bird), $49 (August 1); $59 VIP; $10 designated driver; $40 bus ticket. 101 Brewery Hollow Rd, Potosi, WI. PotosiBrewery.com.

Hate Mail
August 28–29 @ 2 PM
August 28 @ 7:30 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
August 28, September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Farm To Table Dinner
Saturday, August 28
Galena Territory (Galena, IL)

Enjoy fresh ingredients from Territory Farmers Market Vendors including local jam, jelly, honey, beef, bison, chicken, pork, lamb and summer harvest vegetables. Silent auction benefits Galena Territory Foundation Education & Scholarship Fund. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: August 29 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Grant’s Home Front Reenactment & Encampment
Sunday, August 29 @ 10 AM–2:30 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Experience life in the 1860s through a living history encampment and Civil War battle. Enjoy the sanitary fair (a Civil War ladies bazaar supporting our troops) with beautiful handmade items for sale. Battles each day: Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Sunday at 1:30 p.m. $5 Adults, free ages 11 and under. 91 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL. tristatehistoricalpresentations.blogspot.com.

Marys & Mimosas
Sunday, August 29 @ 11 AM
Steeple Square

Marys and Mimosas is a Sunday Funday brunch lover’s dream! Enjoy bottomless specialty mimosas, a bloody mary bar, brunch-inspired samples from local vendors, music, games and more. Proceeds from support Steeple Square, a nonprofit organization. Ages 21+. $45 adv/$55 door. 101 E 15th St. 563-235-3584. steeplesquare.com.

Hate Mail
August 29 @ 2 PM
Bell Tower Theater

When Preston writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe, he gets assistant manager Dahlia fired—and that kicks off an epic (mail) battle between the two. Whether Preston and Dahlia are joining cults, having breakdowns, shipping each other deceased lizards or falling in love, Hate Mail is full of surprises at every turn. Early Bird tickets are $11 on Aug. 13 and 14. All other tickers are $22. 2728 Asbury Rd. 563-588-3377. BellTowerTheater.net.

Music in the Gardens
Sundays through August 29: August 29 @ 6:30 PM
Dubuque Arboretum

A free summer concert series offers a wide variety of family-friendly music in the beautiful surroundings of Dubuque’s Arboretum. Presented by the Dubuque Arboretum or The Dubuque Arts Council. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and your own picnic and refreshments! 6/6 The Sax Section, 6/13 Mama Tess & The Chain of Fools, 6/20 Hunter Fuerste and his American Vintage Orchestra, 6/27 Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, 7/4 Rita Harvey Trio—Heart Like A Wheel, 7/11 Luke Viertel—Carol King Tribute, 7/18 June’s Got the Cash, 7/25 The Moonlighters, 8/1 Kids From Wisconsin, 8/8 Fortunate Sons, 8/15 Ted Vigil—John Denver Tribute, 8/22 Denny Diamond—Neil Diamond Tribute, 8/29 Ralph Kluseman—Beatles Tribute. 3800 Arboretum Dr. 563-556-2100. DubuqueArboretum.net.

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

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.

Trivia
Tuesdays: August 31 @ 7 PM
Riverboat Lounge
Join Brett for trivia at Hotel Julien Dubuque’s Riverboat Lounge. The winning team receives a $10 Hotel Julien gift card for each member (up to 5) and gets to pick a category for the following week. Free. 200 Main St. 563-556-4200. facebook.com/Triviawithbrett.

Backpocket Trivia
Every Tuesday: August 31 @ 7:30 PM
Backpocket Dubuque

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

September 2021

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

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 1 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 2 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

East Dubuque’s Cruisin’ Thursdays
Thursdays through September 30: September 2 @ 4–9 PM
Sinsinawa Ave, East DBQ, IL

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

Gary’s Graffiti Nights
Thursdays through September 16: September 2 @ 5–9:30 PM
Plaza 20 Sonic Drive-In

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

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

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

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

Collective Soul with Better Than Ezra and Tonic
Thursday, September 2 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage
Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the very last thing Collective Soul plan on doing in 2020 is rest on their laurels. If anything, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers are only just getting started with the next phase of a thriving career that has seen them move millions of records and wow multitudes of fans all across the globe. Hits include “Shine,” “The World I Know,” and “December.” Better Than Ezra is known for hits like “Good,” “Desperately Wanting,” and “King Of New Orleans.” Tonic has landed six Top 10 singles, sold 4 million-plus records, and garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations. Known for hits “If You Could Only See” and “You Wanted More.” $49.50–$74.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

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

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

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

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

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

Summer’s Last Blast
September 3–4
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across two (and possibly three!) big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. 9/3 Not Quite Brothers and Menace; 9/4 Spazmatics, Johnny Trash, and RatchetJaw. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. These are all-ages outdoor events. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. MusicAndMoreDBQ.com

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 4 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 4 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Scribble
September 4, 6, and 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

A Picnic & A Play: Love or Forever? by Kurt McGinnis Brown
Saturday, September 4 @ 1 PM
Shake Rag Alley Stage (Mineral Point, WI)
Kurt McGinnis Brown’s plays have been performed throughout the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a member of Dramatists Guild and Chicago Dramatists. As communications director for a research center, Kurt has worked on poverty and land issues in Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, and Russia. His current project is a memoir titled You: The Final Fiction. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress at Shake Rag Alley’s intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience and determine what their next steps are with the script. RSVP by Sept. 3. $5. 18 Shake Rag St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org.

Hoof’n + Groove’n
September 4, 18, and 25, and October 9 and 16 @ 6–9 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

Summer’s Last Blast
September 4
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Great live music spread across two (and possibly three!) big days at the Q Casino Back Waters Stage. 9/3 Not Quite Brothers and Menace; 9/4 Spazmatics, Johnny Trash, and RatchetJaw. Friday and Saturday are traditionally free. These are all-ages outdoor events. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. MusicAndMoreDBQ.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 5 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Hoof It + Sip It
September 5 and 26, October 10 and 31, and November 14 and 28 @ Noon–2 PM
Hoof It Goat Treks (Galena, IL)

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

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

Scribble
September 6 and 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

Blueberry Jam Music Festival
Monday, September 6
Sandy Hook Tavern (Hazel Green, WI)

The annual Sandy Hook party moves from Memorial to Labor Day featuring live music from the Brews Brothers and possibly another awesome special guest yet to be confirmed. This noteworthy event honors the late Garrett Wade Stephens and benefits the Garrett Wade Stephens Memorial Fund and other local charities. 3868 Sandy Hook Rd, Hazel Green, WI.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In
1st Tuesday through September: September 7 @ 6–9 PM
Dubuque County Fairgrounds

All years of vehicles are welcome, and there is no charge to put your vehicle on display. DJ will provide music, and food and drink will be available for purchase. 14569 Old Highway Rd. 563-588-1813. DBQfair.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bellevue Farmers Market
Thursdays through September: September 9 @ 4–6:30 PM
Water Street Landing (Bellevue, IA)

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

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

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

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

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

Millwork Night Market
Thursdays: September 9 and October 14 @ 5–8 PM
7th–9th and Jackson St

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

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

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

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

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

Food Truck Friday
Musical Guest: John Moran
Friday, September 10 @ 11 AM–1 PM
Washington Park
Walk, bike, or drive to Washington Park where food trucks will line the streets, ready to celebrate the end of the week with you. Enjoy lunch from Bob & Lou’s, Buenie Bottoms Outdoor Grill, Candle Ready Cakes, Happi Hibachi, Magoo’s Pizza, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream. Live music is sponsored by 365ink Magazine: Joie Wails on May 14, Ralph Kluseman on June 11, Andy Wilberding on July 9, Maureen Kilgore on Aug. 20, and John Moran on Sept. 10. Brought to you by Travel Dubuque. 700 Locust St. TravelDubuque.com.

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

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

Brantley Gilbert with Sean Stemaly
Friday, September 10 @ 7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

With back-to-back Platinum albums and a grassroots following millions strong, Brantley Gilbert’s music has been shared, covered, and adopted as the soundtrack to Saturday night and Sunday morning by audiences around the world. Several No. 1 hits punctuate his career: “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up,” “One Hell of an Amen” and “What Happens In A Small Town.” Opening for Gilbert is Sean Stemaly. $54.50–$89.50. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. QCasinoAndHotel.com.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 10–12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

Dubuque Farmers’ Market
Saturdays through October 30: September 11 @ 7 AM–Noon
12th and Iowa St

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

Platteville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays though October: September 11 @ 8 AM–Noon
Platteville City Park (Platteville, WI)

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

Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
September 11–12 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40-foot-long boats shaped like dragons and holding 21 people of all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. Shuttle service is provided. Tentative scheduling. Free. DubuqueDragonBoat.org.

Fishtival
Saturday, September 11 @ 10 AM–4 PM
Bellevue, IA Riverwalk

An artistic celebration of many artists, food, family art activities at the new gallery located at the remodeled Button Factory, and the annual appearance of the Fishtival mermaid. Begins with the Lions .5K—yes, that’s 1/2 kilometer—walk around Cole Park followed by an all-town garage sale. Facebook.com/BellevueArtsCouncil.

West Dubuque Wingfest
Saturday, September 11 @ 11 AM
Farley Park (Farley, IA)

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

Scribble
September 11 @ 11 AM and 2 PM
September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: September 11 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

Star Gazing
September 11 at 7:30 PM
October 30 @ 6 PM
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)

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

Bloktoberfest
Saturday, September 11
Millwork District

The 365ink Impact Award-winning Millwork District block party features local craft and domestic beers, live music, food, and retail vendors. Plus enjoy great activities like strongman events, adults games, and seriously tons of kids games and activities, as well as huge BMX/skate demonstrations. Presented by the Dubuque Jaycees featuring Olliewood Action Sports. facebook.com/DBQBloktoberfest.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 11–12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

Galena Territory Farmers Market
Sundays through October 10: September 12 @ 8 AM–Noon
Galena Territory Owners’ Club (Galena, IL)
Fresh produce, baked goods, regional meat, flowers, crafts, and more. 2000 Territory Dr, Galena, IL. 815-777-2000. TheGalenaTerritory.com.

Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, September 12 @ 8 AM–5 PM
Miller Riverview Park

Drawing teams from multiple states and Ontario, Canada, 40-foot-long boats shaped like dragons and holding 21 people of all ages race on the mighty Mississippi. Shuttle service is provided. Tentative scheduling. Free. DubuqueDragonBoat.org.

Scribble
Sunday, September 12 @ 2 PM
Hazel Green Opera House (Hazel Green, WI)

Scribble is an original story about a mouse who takes four school kids on a writing adventure. This story is told with rod and hand puppets as well as two different kind of shadow puppets. 2130 Main St, Hazel Green, WI. $5. hazelgreenoperahouse.blogspot.com.

74th Annual Platteville Dairy Days
September 12
Platteville Legion Park (Platteville, WI)

The family-themed event has something for everyone to enjoy and great food, too. Enjoy amusement rides, live music, parade, flea market, cattle show, talent show, tractor pulls, and more. 155 N 2nd St, Platteville, WI. PlattevilleDairyDays.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mid-Week Market
Wednesdays through October 27: September 15 @ 4–8 PM
11th and Iowa St

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

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

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

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

Women’s Art Party
3rd Wednesday through November 17:
September 15 @ 6:30–8:30 PM
Lind Pavilion (Mineral Point, WI)
New projects every month. Women are invited to craft with others, learn about new materials, and share techniques. $5. 411 Commerce St, Mineral Point, WI. 608-987-3292. shakeragalley.org/womens-art-party.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8th Annual Great Draw Street Art Competition
Saturday, September 18 @ 8 AM–4 PM
11th St between Main and Locust St

The Great Draw Street Art Competition is a fundraiser for The Great Draw Visual Arts Scholarship 2022, awarded annually to three Dubuque high school graduates and one graduate from a high school within Jo Daviess County (Illinois) pursuing a degree in the visual or graphic arts. 11th Street between Main and Locust Streets will be filled with original street paintings by people of all ages. 563-583-9343. otlag.com.

Dubuque Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 18 @ 11 AM–7 PM
Q Casino Back Waters Stage

Dubuque’s largest Oktoberfest celebrating our German and Slavic heritages. Enjoy a day full of traditional German food, drinks, music, dance, entertainment, and games. Plus wiener dog races and the Tri-States Championship Bier Stein holding contest. Proceeds benefit the campers at Camp Albrecht Acres. Held rain or shine. Free. 1855 Greyhound Park Rd. DBQoktoberfest.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mac & Cheese Fest
Thursday, September 23 @ 6–8 PM
TBA

Foodies and craft beer lovers unite to taste more than 20 varieties of mac & cheese paired with over 50 craft beers. Live music. Supporting U of I Children’s Hospital and the Rauen Family Foundation. VIP at 5–6 p.m., GA at 6–8 p.m. MacAndCheeseFestDBQ.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tri-States’ Largest Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 2 @ 10 AM
Cable Car Square

Historic Cable Car Square transforms into an aromatic chili tasting and competition. Enjoy live music, cold beer, kids’ games, food, and entertainment at this family-friendly event. Site opens at 10 a.m., $5 tasting spoons at 1 p.m. facebook.com/TriStatesChili.

Galena Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 2 @ Noon–10 PM
Depot Park (Galena, IL)

Non-stop live music, wiener dog races, polka dancing and lessons, German-style food and beverage, bounce house and games for the kids, and more at Depot Park in Galena, IL. Noon–10 p.m. $5 Adults and teens, kids are free. galenalions.org/oktoberfest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: October 9 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SheUnites
3rd Wednesday: October 20 @ 6–7:30 PM
Smokestack
SheUnites is a new inclusive women’s group in Dubuque, working to connect women across the region through education, philanthropy, mutual support, and more. All are worthy, all belong, all are welcome. Free. 62 E 7th St. SheUnitesIowa.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: November 13 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DuMA Second Saturdays
2nd Saturday: December 11 @ 1–2 PM
Online

Virtual family-oriented programming. Free. 563-557-1851. dbqart.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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