There are 114 events happening during the week if you are looking for some fun before the weekend rolls around. Below we highlight some of our best picks.
The Original Acoustic Idol Contest – Calling all Acoustic Musicians! The Original Acoustic Idol Contest created/hosted by Kimberli Maloy is back with bigger prizes, a bigger venue and updated rules to make everyone happy!
Salad Season with Chef Liz Clark – The change of seasons is talking to us, and subliminally we are responding, “Fresh” – “Fresh”! Our unconscious appetites are craving all those incredibly sweet, crunchy tastes we haven’t had in months. Here they are, three full-meal salads that will satisfy all those cravings you couldn’t quite put a name on.
Clean and Green Iowa City Cleanup Competition – Iowa City is holding a competition to clean up our community. Iowa City businesses, environmental clubs, Scout troops and service groups are encouraged to participate.
Grow My Own Pizza Garden – Your Waterfront Hy-Vee dietitian has partnered with Friendly Farm in Iowa City to host a spring and summer kids’ gardening and cooking camp, Grow My Own Pizza Garden. Kids will learn to grow all the ingredients necessary for making pizza. Stop by customer service at Waterfront Hy-Vee to register or pick up more information. Camp registration is currently open.
Chase Garrett’s Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Show – Utilizing two grand piano’s and a drummer, the house will sound reminiscent of the 1930s and ’40s, when the likes of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson otherwise known as “the boogie woogie boys” were popularizing this style of music at rent parties, Carnegie Hall concerts and other venues such as Jazz the Philharmonic while blues pianists such as Jay McShann, Leroy Carr, Big Joe Turner and later Otis Spann were playing in barrelhouses and juke joints across the U.S.
South of the Cedar Pub Crawl – The F Avenue Bar District is hosting the Third Annual South of the Cedar Pub Crawl to raise funds for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, supporting the organization’s ongoing revitalization work in some of the most flood-impacted neighborhoods on the northwest side of Cedar Rapids.
Beer Tasting with Jason Wallace, Merchant du Vin- The goal of Merchant du Vin is to enhance people’s lives via the unmatched aromas and flavors found in great beer. Join Jason Wallace, a representative of Merchant du Vin, as he revisits our club room with an amazing presentation of select ales, ciders, stouts, lambics and organics.
Daddy-O – A local legend on the guitar plays at Parlor City in Cedar Rapids.