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Eight fun things to do this weekend

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis show, Fire & Ice festival and more

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Gazette Staff/SourceMedia  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 3:46 pm   ::  

There are more than 200 fun things to do this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and elsewhere in Eastern Iowa. What will you be doing this weekend?

Friday


The Faceless + Revocation + The Haarp Machine - The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from Encino, California. They released their début album, Akeldama in November 2006, and a follow-up, Planetary Duality, in November 2008.

"The Nutcracker" - The unique and highly entertaining version of this beloved Christmas classic has become an annual holiday tradition for the Iowa City community. The production comes to life with performances by dancers from Nolte Academy of Dance.

"Meet Me In St. Louis" - "Meet me in St. Louis" is a rare treasure in musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family.

Saturday


Holiday DeLight Parade - Join thousands of patrons along the downtown parade route (attached below) to enjoy the glowing lights of this annual holiday favorite! Parade emcees Scott Schulte and Ric Swann will introduce local businesses, organizations and individuals decorative floats in celebration of the holiday season.

"Rhapsody on Ice" - The Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club (EIFSC) and the Coe College Concert & Jazz bands are pleased to announce that we are putting on a show! Favorite tunes played live, while our local skating and vocal artists perform.

"The Nutcracker" - 2012-2013 marks the beginning of an exciting cultural partnership between Orchestra Iowa and Ballet Quad Cities. The two premier state arts organizations in their respective fields team up to present Tchaikovsky's famous "Nutcracker" ballet.

Sunday


Holiday Thieves' Market and Wine Tasting - The University of Iowa Fine Arts Council is proud to sponsor the Holiday Thieves' Market. This market is an indoor art exhibition and sale held annually featuring artists from all over the Midwest and beyond. Over 100 artists will exhibit and sell their original work in painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, drawing, metal, glass, jewelry, fiber, and more! The show has a juried selection acceptance process. Free admission for the public!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + Dee=1 + Xperience - Macklemore holds a singular place in both the Pacific Northwest and now across the country as he emerges as a premier national hip-hop artist with numerous career highlights to his name. A genuine lyricist and a captivating performer, Macklemore, with his DJ/production partner Ryan Lewis, have garnered critical acclaim, a devoted fan base, and a steadily growing anticipation for their upcoming work.

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