Whether you are celebrating your mom, Memorial Day or doing
something just for you this May, there are plenty of arts and cultural
happenings this month all throughout The Corridor.
Visit the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance website, www.culturalcorridor.org, or browse
our mobile app to find a calendar full of fun and exciting spring events
brought to you by our 150+ arts and culture partners. Here is a small sampling
4/29/16 – 1776 –
The Coralville Center for Performing
Arts presents an award-winning musical that tells the story of John Adams
and his struggle to convince his colleagues to vote for independence. This is a rousing, funny, smart tale of the
founding of our great nation in 1776 with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards
and book by Peter Stone. Shows are Friday, April 29-30 and May 6-7at 7:30 p.m., and May 1 and
8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$12-$27 and available by calling the Box Office at
4/29/16 – Steeple People – Old Creamery Theatre invites you to a brand new southern gospel
comedy. Great gospel tunes are performed by the “Steeple People” men’s quartet
of Stinking Creek, Tennessee as they sponsor a benefit concert and clothing
drive with tight harmonies, terrific music and lots of laughs. Rated G. Performances
are April 29-May 22. Main Stage shows are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
at 2 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$30 and can be
purchased by calling the Box Office at 319-622-6034.
5/7/16 – Mount Vernon’s Chalk the Walk – The Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community
Development Group invites you to the 11th annual Chalk the Walk,
Iowa’s largest-ever street-painting festival. Scheduled to take place Mother’s
Day Weekend, this year’s event will feature the work of more than 300 artists
utilizing a downtown city street as a canvas and more than a half-ton of chalk.
The two-day festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7-8. This event
is free and open to the general public.
5/13/16 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid – Theatre Cedar Rapids brings you one of
the most iconic Disney films of all times.
Triton's youngest daughter wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world
above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs.
But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful
friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to
restore order in the ocean's depths. Performances are May 8-June 5. Show times are Friday and Saturday at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $24-$39 and available by calling
the Box Office at 319-366-8591.
5/21/16 – Marion Arts Festival – Marion Arts Festival presents
collaborative, creative merrymaking at it’s finest. Consistently named among
the top tier of fine art and fine craft events nationwide, the Marion Arts
Festival presents 50 nationally sourced artists to an audience of 12,000
patrons. The Marion Arts Fest is a free, family friendly community art party
with accessible high quality culture for all. A half marathon and 5K run and
fun walk, hands-on art activities and demonstrations complete the event. Join
the fun in City Square Park in uptown Marion from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5/21/16 – Big Bad
Voodoo Daddy – Orchestra Iowa brings
back this high-octane, action-packed program of high-energy swing. You’ll be jumpin’ and-a jivin’ all night long
with this dance band, sporting their crazy zoot suits. It was an unstoppable
hit when they played in the Paramount during its 2012/2013 season, and now
they’re back, joined by the full forces of Orchestra Iowa. This event will be
held at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $19-$49 and available by calling the Box Office at 319-366-8203.