Feb
28
Fri
Crafternoons @ Ladd Library
Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Each week will feature a new type of craft like pottery. Try the featured craft via an introductory project using the necessary tools. This program is geared to tweens and teens.

Featured Topics:

Paper Cutting – Friday, December 6
Fairy Gardens – Friday, December 13
Graphic Design – Friday, December 20
Knitting – Friday, January 3
Block Prints – Friday, January 10
Zines – Friday, January 17*
Clay Monster – Friday, January 24*
Wire and Wood Mobiles – Friday, January 31
Paper Making – Friday, February 7*
Needle Felting – Friday, February 14
Watercolor on Wood – Friday, February 21
Photography – Friday, February 28

*Dates marked feature a special guest who will talk about and teach the craft going on that day. Registration for those events are required as supplies are limited.

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

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

Feb
29
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project.

Saturday, December 14 – Engineering: Building Challenge

Saturday, December 21- Math: Calculating Distance, Rate and Time

Saturday, December 28 – Making Snow and Slime

Saturday, January 4 – Computer Science: Making a Cardboard Guitar Play

Saturday, January 11- Art: Poured Canvas Art

Saturday, January 18 – Physics: Bubbles and Balloons

Saturday, January 25 – Ecology: Biomes vs Habitats

Saturday, February 1 – Biology: Building our Own Cell

Saturday, February 8 – Robotics: Make Your Own Robot

Saturday, February 15 – Acoustics: Seeing Sound

Saturday, February 22 – Art: Creating Optical Illusion Art

Saturday, February 29 – Optics: Explore Light with Prisms

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

Mar
1
Sun
Cellissimo and the Preucil School Cello Choir IN CONCERT @ University of Iowa School of Music's Voxman Recital Hall
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cellissimo is the senior performing cello ensemble from the joint schools of the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. The group is co-directed by Sally Gross and Alex Revoal and is accompanied by Crystal Forbes.  Formed in 2009, the group’s first out of state performance was at the 2010 SAA Conference.  Since then, the group has performed extensively in the northern Illinois area as well as on tour to southwestern Ontario, Ottawa, Montreal and more locally to St. Louis and Madison/Milwaukee. Cellissimo performs a mixture of classical and pop repertoire in unison and ensemble formats, varying from original compositions to arrangements and ranging from two to eight parts.

Come hear a concert of diverse works performed by these premiere groups!

 

 

Mar
5
Thu
Yarn It! @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bring a yarn project that you enjoy making. try new projects, learn something new you can make. Make items to donate to local charities.

This group is for anyone who would like to work on their yarn projects in a social setting, share what they are making or would like to learn how to crochet or knit.

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

Mar
7
Sat
STEAM Saturdays @ Ladd Library
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday mornings are for investigation! Elementary aged children and parents/guardians/ care-givers are invited to participate in a STEAM project that they will work on individually or with others.

Participants will be encouraged to share their findings or work with the group. We will also celebrate the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and artists who inspired today’s project.

Saturday, March 7 – Coding: Computer Logic with LEGOS

Saturday, March 14 – Art: Mobius Strips

Saturday, March 28 – Circuitry: Light Up Cards

Saturday, April 11 – Forensics: Techniques for Solving a Case

Saturday, April 18 – Chemistry: Bath Bomb Science

Saturday, April 25 – Botany: Plant Life

Saturday, May 9 – Film: Stop Motion with Lego*

Saturday, May 16 – Aerodynamics: Paper Airplane Physics

Saturday, May 23 – Acoustics: Building Sound Waves

* The library has some tablets for individuals without a smartphone or tablet, but participants who own these devices are encouraged to bring them for use. The FREE app used is Stop Motion Studio. Consider downloading this on your own device before the program. Thank you!

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

ORCHESTRA IOWA MASTERWORKS IV: REBELLIOUS RUSSIANS @ Paramount Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

DMITRI ‘S DEFIANT OVATION!

Ballet Quad Cities will join Orchestra Iowa on stage for a new interpretation of Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in the March Masterworks Rebellious Russians concert. Other rebellious composers on the program include Alexander Borodin with his well-known Polovtsian Dances from his opera, “Prince Igor,” and the bad boy composer of the Soviet Union, Dmitri Shostakovich. The orchestra will conclude with his heart-thumping Symphony No. 5.

PROGRAM

STRAVINSKY
Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
with Ballet Quad Cities

BORODIN
Polovtsian Dances

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5

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.

Mar
8
Sun
Irish Jam – Authentic Irish Music & Storytelling @ Coggon Opera House
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CELEBRATE THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY SEASON WITH IRISH JAM
This Cedar Rapids based band will bring the authentic Irish sound and feature all the familiar Irish favorites. And there will be Irish storytelling too! Whether you are a lot Irish and or only a wee bit, you will think you are in the old country. Band members include violinist Carlis Faurot, Joe and Debbie Byrd, and John O’Connell.

General admission seating. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Call (319) 435-2071 to reserve will call tickets.

Music at the Stanley @ Stanley Visual Classroom, Iowa Memorial Union
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to live music while exploring the spring 2020 exhibitions.

This event features the UI School of Music Graduate Student Ensemble.

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 SMA in advance at 319-335-1727.

Mar
10
Tue
Preucil School of Music Orchestra Festival @ City High School, Opstad Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This annual event features six string orchestras, from the very earliest to the most advanced!

Mar
11
Wed
Physics, Art & Music: Red Cedar Chamber Music @ Village Place
Mar 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Physics, Art & Music

Where do the Arts and Science meet? The core ensemble is joined by violinist Alla Cross and violist Beth Hoffman in a program of string quartet music by composer–in–residence Michael Kimber. Have you ever been curious why stringed instruments were engineered the way they were? Have you ever wondered why harmony, melody, and rhythm developed the way they did? Have you ever wondered how the art of sound relates to the visual arts? Have you ever wondered what it all means? We can’t answer every question but this program answers many with three new works and accompanying narrative. The first short work is designed to celebrate the magic of the violin family, demonstrating the harmonics at the core of their function. We follow with short pieces inspired by art works of Monet, van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Wood. Finally, we will take you on a guided tour through two millennia of the development of western music. Young and old will be awed by the wonder of nature and human accomplishment.

Sponsored by the Program Grant Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, AEGON Transamerica Foundation, the City of Marion, the Giacoletto Foundation, Farmers State Bank, and the Iowa Arts Council (a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts).

Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Juanita Dennert and Schultz Strings.