Feb
28
Fri
Virtual Reality @ Cedar Rapids Downtown Library
Feb 28 @ 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
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!

“Stages” Written and performed by David Lee Nelson @ Riverside Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Written and performed by David Lee Nelson

Co-created and directed by Adam Knight

In 2017, award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson received news that would change his life. At 38 years old he was diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. He kept a blog of his time in chemotherapy – a heartbreakingly funny chronicle of a disease which affects over nine million Americans. This material became the basis for his newest solo play, created with and directed by Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight. Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises, and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

Dates & Times:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 2PM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, AT 2PM

$10 STUDENT TICKETS UNDERWRITTEN BY

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Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

Feb
29
Sat
“Stages” Written and performed by David Lee Nelson @ Riverside Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

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Written and performed by David Lee Nelson

Co-created and directed by Adam Knight

In 2017, award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson received news that would change his life. At 38 years old he was diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. He kept a blog of his time in chemotherapy – a heartbreakingly funny chronicle of a disease which affects over nine million Americans. This material became the basis for his newest solo play, created with and directed by Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight. Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises, and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

Dates & Times:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 2PM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, AT 2PM

$10 STUDENT TICKETS UNDERWRITTEN BY

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Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – The New York Times

Mar
1
Sun
Theatre Production: The Spitfire Grill @ Armstrong Hall: Kimmel Theatre
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zlotoff; directed by Caroline Price. A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

A soul satisfying … work of theatrical resourcefulness. A compelling story that flows with grace and carries the rush of anticipation. The story moves, the characters have many dimensions and their transformations are plausible and moving. The musical is freeing. It is penetrated by honesty and it glows. – New York Times

“Stages” Written and performed by David Lee Nelson @ Riverside Theatre
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

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Written and performed by David Lee Nelson

Co-created and directed by Adam Knight

In 2017, award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson received news that would change his life. At 38 years old he was diagnosed with Stage Four Colon Cancer. He kept a blog of his time in chemotherapy – a heartbreakingly funny chronicle of a disease which affects over nine million Americans. This material became the basis for his newest solo play, created with and directed by Riverside Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Adam Knight. Stages is not simply a play about sickness: it’s a story of life’s setbacks and surprises, and about searching for hope in the most unlikely of places.

Dates & Times:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 2PM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, AT 2PM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, AT 7:30PM

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, AT 7:30PM

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, AT 2PM

$10 STUDENT TICKETS UNDERWRITTEN BY

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Scholastic Chess Club @ Downtown Library - Cedar Rapids
Mar 1 @ 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!

Mar
4
Wed
Art Bites – Across the Atlantic Spotlight: landscape painting @ Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Mar 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Landscape painting is central to the Impressionist movement, but how much do you know about the genre as a whole? Join Associate Curator Kate Kunau for a discussion on where the genre of landscape began and how the Impressionist movement shaped it for the future.

Join us for this series of short 30-45 minute in-gallery presentations by Associate Curator Kate Kunau on some aspect of the current exhibitions.