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11 things to do

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There are 201 event listings in our database of fun things to do, including live music, eat and drink events and drink specials. Below we highlight a few of our favorites.

How will you be spending your weekend?

Friday


Pre-Uptown Friday Nights Party: Come to Capones Restaurant & Bar to kickoff the Uptown Friday Nights 2012 season! From 5-8pm you will enjoy live music on the patio for only a $5 admission fee.

Cedar Rapids Titans vs. Bloomington Extreme: The Cedar Rapids Titans host the Bloomington Extreme on May 18th at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Kickoff is at 7PM.

Deer Tick + Teenage Mysticism + Turbo Fruits: From the band that’s been both accurately and inaccurately labeled just about everything this side of Top 40 comes a true-to-form rock-n-roll record. Scratch that, true-to-form is not Deer Tick‘s style.


Saturday


Marion Arts Festival: Experience collaborative, creative merrymaking at its finest. Join friends old and new Saturday, May 19th, 2012 in City Square Park in beautiful uptown Marion, Iowa for the 20th Annual Marion Arts Festival.

Houby Days: Houby Days is the annual celebration of the mushroom. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy the parade, sample Czech & Slovak cuisine, shop local vendors, listen to traditional Czech & Slovak music.

Downtown Saturday Night in Iowa City: Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine - There’s no place better than downtown Iowa City during the summer! Back for its third year — great entertainment on Saturdays on the Ped Mall.

Dr. Jim Wand: Penguins Comedy Club - The Hypnosis Agency. He has been involved in the field of hypnosis for over 25 years. Dr. Wand holds a Ph.D. in the field of psychology, has over 6,000 professional engagements to his credit and is considered to be one of the most professional hypnotic entertainers in the world today.


Sunday


Woof Walk ~ Dog Walk and Fun Fest: Leash 'em up and lace 'em up! The Cedar Valley Humane Society’s second annual fun fest is at Noelridge Park (just north of the Noelridge pool parking lot). You can walk as an individual or get together with family members, friends, or co-workers and walk as a team! A team of four or more qualifies as a Dog Pack.

Cruisin’ for Camp Courageous: Presented by the Cedar Valley Street Rods, the event is one of Iowa’s largest charity car shows and features hundreds of show cars, race cars and trucks. This a family event includes auctions, food, music antiques and a craft show. The Cedar Rapids Spirits dance squad will perform at noon.

Gems of Hope Bike Ride: In conjunction with Houby Days, a three mile family bike ride along the Cedar Valley Trails begins at Greene Square Park to Cedar Lake and back. For the bike enthusiasts, a 20+ mile bike ride beginning at Greene Square Park riding south along the Cedar Valley Trails to Ely and back, with a poker run option.

Adobanga: End your weekend with some live music at Parlor City. Sexy, surprising, free thinking, high energy indie-blues and funky grooves!

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