Terra Nova: Ten Years @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Terra Nova: Ten Years

November 3, 2018 – October 6, 2019

The CRMA celebrates ten years of collaborating with the Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. In 2009, the CRMA began meeting with artists who had completed residencies at the Ceramics Center and acquiring a piece of their work—often completed during their residency—for the Museum’s collection. This mutually beneficial arrangement allowed the artists to establish themselves in a museum collection and receive professional experience with curators while growing the CRMA’s collection of three-dimensional art. The exhibition will display artwork from every resident from 2009 to 2018 and both executive directors, a testament to the fruitfulness of this collaboration.

Please check our website for hours and parking information. Other exhibits are listed at


Away in the Basement : A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm
Virtual Reality @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as we travel to strange and incredible places. Explore new worlds, solve puzzles, and outrun the occasional stray dinosaur. This event is held in the Maker Room.

This program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.


We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Thursday Nights at Hancher @ Stanley Café at Hancher
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Throughout the season, Hancher is open Thursday nights—whether or not there is a performance that evening. Meet your friends for a relaxing evening and enjoy great food and beverages for sale from the Stanley Café. Order from the Thursday Nights at Hancher menu, and servers will bring your order to your café table. Food and beverage services ends at 7:00 pm, and the café and bar close at 7:30 pm.

Keep an eye on our calendar of Upcoming Events for special activities occurring during Thursday Nights at Hancher, like the popular Science on Tap conversations featuring UI faculty.

The Hancher Showcase will be open as well, and guided tours of Hancher are occasionally given. Please check the schedule for public tours.

Reading to Dogs @ Ladd Library
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Make new furry friends and improve your reading skills! Several Therapy Dogs International pups will be at Ladd Library the 3rd Thursday each month for kids to meet, greet, and read to. No pre-registration necessary; just drop in at 6:30 pm. And stay until 7 pm when our talented canines will perform some tricks.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!

Novel Conversations @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting.  Multiple copies of each book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and ebook editions.

Novel Conversations meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Board Room. Refreshments are served!

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (book cover)Thursday, November 15 : The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Isabel Archer is a spirited, young American woman who inherits a large amount of money but finds “confronting her destiny” overwhelming. The Portrait of a Lady remains one of James’s most popular works, and is considered by many critics to be his best.




The Price | By Arthur Miller @ Riverside Theatre @ Riverside Theatre
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


By Arthur Miller

Directed By Adam Knight

Gilbert Street Theatre

October 26 – November 18

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM | Sunday at 2:00PM

**FREE Drink with Thursday Ticket Purchase**

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From one of America’s greatest playwrights comes an examination of what it all costs.

When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.

“Beautifully written… a warmly-wise portrait of a family that is on the edge of getting torn apart forever.” – WNYC

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Victor Franz: Tim Budd

Esther Franz: Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers

Gregory Solomon: Jim Kern

Walter Franz: Kehry Anson Lane

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UI School of Music presents Iowa Symphony Band @ Voxman Music Building Concert Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

Richard Mark Heidel, conductor
Kenneth Tse, saxophone
Arron Perrine, guest composer

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the sponsoring department or contact person listed in advance of the event.

Wee Read @ Coralville Public Library - Storytime Room
Nov 15 @ 10:15 pm – 10:45 pm

During Wee Read caregivers share rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and books with their little ones under 3.

Held in the Children’s Storytime Room. Program lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Occurs regularly on Thursdays.

Jesica Arfenoni & Adam Cornett Tango Workshop @ Cannon Studios
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day
Jesica Arfenoni & Adam Cornett Tango Workshop @ Cannon Studios | Iowa | United States

Learn from master tango teachers, Jesica Arfenoni- World Tango Pista Champion 2013, and Adam Cornett- USA Tango Champion. Three days of classes from beginners to advance dancers, plus two social dances on Friday and Saturday.