There are 256 things to do in Eastern Iowa this weekend as summer continues in full swing. There is no shortage of fun to be had. What will you be doing this weekend?
Uptown Friday Nights – The Magnetos – The tunes The Magnetos are bringing to their audiences were originally conceived by young, misfit, greasers with loud guitars and a brand new hep style the likes of which had never been seen.
Heritage Days Festival – Lonesome Road – The band Lonesome Road performs in Mount Vernon as part of the annual Heritage Days Festival.
Grand Opening of National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – Four years after massive flooding nearly washed away Czech Village and its historical landmarks, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is reopening with a festive fanfare Saturday and Sunday.
Camp Euforia – Camp Euforia brings a bounty of bands to two outdoor stages, anchored by the founding group, Euforquestra. More than 20 bands will join in, starting at 4 p.m. Friday and playing into the wee hours Sunday morning.
Tour de Brew – Annual bike ride starting and ending at MIllstream Brewery, live music and door prizes. A great warm-up ride for RAGBRAI
Iowa City Book Festival – It began in 2009 when the University of Iowa Libraries was in search of an event to commemorate the acquisition of the Libraries’ 5 millionth volume. In 2010 the Iowa City Book Festival brought authors from around the country.
Cedar Rapids Rollergirls vs. Farm Fresh Roller Girls – Check out the Cedar Rapids Rollergirls take on the Farm Fresh Roller Girls!
“Hairspray” – Hairspray delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960?s Baltimore, where the 50?s are out — and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course!) without mussing her hair?
Tom Milligan in Three One-Man Plays – Tom Milligan, producing director at The Old Creamery Theatre will portray Grant Wood, Henry A. Wallace and Forrest Spaulding in three separate one-man plays written by nationally known playwright Cynthia Mercati.