Apr
1
Wed
CR Chess Club @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game!

Join the All-Ages meeting of the Cedar Rapids Chess Club from 5:30 to 7:30 pm weekly on Wednesdays at the Downtown Library for a relaxed, casual session playing this great universal game! Whether you are interested in learning chess, advancing your knowledge of the game, or teaching others, you are invited to attend. For more information, connect with us on Facebook or visit www.chessiniowa.org/crchess.

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

Open Mic Night with the Artisan’s Sanctuary @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Watch local musicians perform and network with those seasoned on the jamming circuit.

First Wednesdays at the library are Open Mic night in partnership with Artisan’s Sanctuary. Swing by the downtown library café to learn about other local musicians and, if you’re feeling brave, book a spot. Watch others play, share tips and tricks about the local music scene and learn more about other opportunities to play in the area.

If interested in performing email fernandezv@crlibrary.org at least a week before the event occurs.

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

Apr
3
Fri
Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience virtual reality at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

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 program is sponsored by the Giacoletto Foundation.

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

Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. All ages are welcome.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

Some of the crafts may be difficult for children younger than 12 because they use tools or techniques that may need adult assistance. If your child is younger than 12, we ask that a caregiver/older sibling (over the age of 12) attend to assist. For questions, please contact Jen at eilersj@crlibrary.org. Registration is suggested as supplies are limited. In order to complete the project, attendance is required for both dates for classes marked (*).

Featured Topics:

Friday, March 6 – Hand-sewn felt animals: Create a cute, felt animal out of embroidery floss, buttons, and wool felt. Several patterns will be on-hand for participants to choose from.

Saturday, March 14 – Metal Stamping: Use metal stamping tools to create one-of-a-kind key chains or bracelets.

Saturday, March 28 – Acrylic Paint Pouring: Learn the techniques to obtain these beautiful designs to hang on your own wall at home.

Friday, April 3 – Handmade Original Stamps: Try out using lino cutters to create unique designs you can use to stamp paper, cloth or other materials.

Saturday, April 11 – Macrame: Learn a handful of knots which will help you on your way to creating a beautiful, mini-plant hanger perfect for an air plant.

Friday, April 17* – Wood and Resin Casting Part 1: Learn how to match wood with colorful resins to create unique wall art.

Saturday, April 25* – Wood and Resin Casting Part 2: During this session we will polish and clean-up our resin works of art after they have cured

Friday, May 8 – Cut Paper Dioramas: Create a beautiful art piece by layering cut paper designs on top of one another.

Saturday, May 16 – Clay Molding and Stamping: Using air drying clay we’ll create beautiful molded pieces with everyday objects

Friday, May 22 – Tapestry Weaving: Get inspired to create interesting and modern tapestry using different materials.

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

Apr
4
Sat
Family Fun – Learn a Craft @ Ladd Library
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Families, grandparents, kids, and caregivers come to the library to enjoy a free activity and share some quality time with your loved ones. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Please register by calling the library or online at www.crlibrary.org on the events page.

Families can try out all or one of the crafts we will explore during today’s event. Get inspired by artists taking these crafts to a new level, and checkout the resources the library has to explore each craft at home. Please register ahead of time as space will be limited.

Macrame plant hangers

3-D Paper cut art

Hand-sewn felt animals

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

Thou Art @ Grand Re Opening
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

After a devastating fire 3 years ago on Main Street in Anamosa, Thou Art Gallery will host a Grand ReOpening on Saturday, April 4th from 10AM to 8PM. Music by Billy Lee Janey and Skeeter Lewis, Muddy Rutts and a Celtic Duo. Kids will be able to be creative in the kids classroom. Thou Art will showcase more than 25 artists from Eastern Iowa. It has been a long journey and a true labor of love for this historic old bank building! Please come celebrate with us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTPONED – ORCHESTRA IOWA MASTERWORKS V: MOZART’S REQUIEM @ Paramount Theatre
Apr 4 @ 6:35 pm

𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 – Mozart’s Requiem: Masterworks V, originally scheduled for April 4 at the Paramount Theatre, has been indefinitely postponed. We are working to determine a new date for this event and will communicate information if and when it becomes available. Ticket holders are in the process of being notified and should hold onto their original tickets as they will be valid for the new date.

Ticketing questions can be directed to the Orchestra Iowa ticket office. Please note, the ticket office is currently experiencing higher than normal call volumes, so patience is appreciated.
______________________________________________________

EMOTIONALLY STIRRING CHORAL MASTERPIECE!

Orchestra Iowa teams up with the Chamber Singers of Iowa City and acclaimed vocalists Jessica Pray Patel, Suzanne Lommler, Charles Blandy, and Kevin Deas, in a performance of Mozart’s final masterpiece, the Requiem. The April Masterworks concert also features a continuation of the 250th celebration of Beethoven with a performance of his sublime First Symphony.

PROGRAM

E. DOOLITTLE
A Short Slow Life

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1

MOZART
Requiem
Chamber Singers of Iowa City

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.

Apr
5
Sun
Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Apr 5 @ 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!

Apr
6
Mon
Comic Aficionados @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Graphic novel and comic book club for ages 8-12 years! Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

Our new graphic novel club for ages 8-12 years will be taking a critical look at popular graphic novels by favorite authors. Read, learn, and connect with fellow enthusiasts your age.

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

Open Gaming @ Ladd Library
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Teens will have the opportunity to play an assortment of video games, board games, or card games.

Each week, teens will have the opportunity to play an assortment of video games, board games, or card games. Special Virtual Reality events will happen as well!

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