Nov
16
Sat
Yarn Fun! @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn to create fun yarn projects that are easy to do.

Children and their families can work on a variety of yarn projects from friendship bracelets to spool knitting.

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

Family Storytime @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Families spend time together listening to stories, music, and poems.

Programs last approximately 30 minutes.

Adulting 101 Fair @ Coralville Public Library
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you just getting started on your own? Whether you’re a college student paying rent for the first time, an older adult living alone for the first time, or a person new to this country, we’re here to help you out with information on topics: what it takes to rent an apartment and deal with a landlord, take care of your own health and well being, get around town, and more.*

*Exact topics may vary due to speaker availability.

Theatre Productions: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ First Street Community Center
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm

By Charles M. Schulz based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, directed by Elizabeth Koetz. A co-production with Cornell’s Student Theatre Council. The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

ORCHESTRA IOWA MASTERWORKS II: PASSION OF ANGELS @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm

THE MIGHT OF THE WURLITZER ORGAN!

Angelic music will echo throughout the theatre in Orchestra Iowa’s Passion of Angels November Masterworks concert. Marjan Mozetich’s Passion of Angels for two harps and orchestra is featured along with the Prelude to Wagner’s opera about the Holy Grail Quest, “Parsifal.” The mighty Wurlitzer will shake the rafters while joining the orchestra in the final movement of the majestic Symphony No. 3, “Organ” by Camille Saint-Saëns.

PROGRAM

WAGNER
Prelude to Parsifal

MOZETICH
Passion of Angels
Gretchen Brumwell, Harp
Katie Wychulis, Harp

SAINTSAËNS
Symphony No. 3, “Organ

TICKET DETAILS

Students age 17 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

UI Dance presents Dance Gala 2019 @ Hancher Auditorium
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Dance Gala 2019
IN MOTION

November 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Hancher Auditorium

Dance Gala 2019 — IN MOTION — celebrates its 38th anniversary with new works created by distinguished Department of Dance faculty. The concert will feature Women’s Resistance, excerpted from Les écailles de la mémoire (The Scales of Memory) by choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Germaine Acogny, whose dance company Urban Bush Women encourages civic engagement and social accountability through art. The program will also include an appearance by the enigmatic Laptop Orchestra of the University of Iowa.

The work student dancers will perform by Zollar and Acogny is presented in collaboration with Hancher Auditorium. Urban Bush Women will perform at Hancher on September 21.

Women’s Resistance was originally created for Urban Bush Women. This performance of Women’s Resistance by the University of Iowa Department of Dance is staged by Urban Bush Women.

Iowa City Press-Citizen is the proud media sponsor of Dance Gala 2019.

This performance will use theatrical haze and strobe lighting effects. Video of members of the audience will be projected on screen during the performance of the first piece in the program, (dis)APPEAR(d)ances. This video will not be recorded.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
A $100 Patron Ticket includes an $80 contribution to the UI Department of Dance through the UI Center for Advancement.
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

UI Theatre presents Orlando @ University of Iowa Theatre Building
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
Mainstage Series

Orlando
By Virginia Woolf
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Erica Vannon

November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a poetic dance of identity across centuries. Highlighting the fluidity of attraction and the mutability of gender, this dreamy adaptation from the original 1928 novel by Virginia Woolf is considered “the longest love letter in the history of English letters” from Woolf to her great love, Vita Sackville-West. One of the American theater’s most beloved playwrights couples her sweeping storytelling with the original, lyrical narration by one of England’s greatest authors to tell an epic story of love.

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students (with valid ID)
Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

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 Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Nov
17
Sun
Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions.  In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall.

 

The objects and artists’ books that comprise the Project collection are incredibly varied. A sense of whimsy runs through many of the pieces: salt and pepper shakers become snow globes, a music box exhorts us to be silent.  Many works also have a sociopolitical focus, addressing issues as varied as slavery, AIDS, and gender identity.  Taken together, the Norton Family Christmas Project objects and artists’ books provide a wonderful snapshot of the last thirty years of activity in the art world at large, presenting the work of both emerging and more established artists.  The 2018 edition of the Norton Family Christmas Project was the last and ended the series.

Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess.

Join the Scholastic Chess Club the first and third Sundays of the month (Sept-May) from 2-5 pm at Downtown Library. Students grades K-12 are welcome to come and learn how to play this great universal game! Take part in group lessons, organized chess activities, friendly tournaments, and free time to just play chess. For more information, connect with the Cedar Rapids Chess Club on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Theatre Productions: A Charlie Brown Christmas @ First Street Community Center
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm

By Charles M. Schulz based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer, directed by Elizabeth Koetz. A co-production with Cornell’s Student Theatre Council. The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.