To Kill a Mockingbird
Thursday, July 9 to Saturday, July 11
Like a summer staple, The Classics at Brucemore, returns this weekend with “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The natural outdoor amphitheater near the Brucemore pond becomes the backdrop of this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale by Harper Lee that addresses racial injustice in the 1930s South. Pack a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic and your favorite bottle of wine. It’s a classic recipe for a magical evening under the stars at the Brucemore estate.
The Classics at Brucemore: To Kill a Mockingbird
8 p.m. Thursday (07/09) to Saturday (07/11) and Thursday (07/16) to Saturday (07/18), Brucemore, 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the gate, www.brucemore.org
Linn County Fair
Thursday, July 9 to Monday, July 13
It may not be the Iowa State Fair, but everyone’s into “staycations” this summer right? The Linn County Fair doesn’t disappoint. They’ve packed six days full of family friendly activities and fair favorites (think carnival rides, 4-H competitions, a truck and tractor pull and chuck wagon races.) Thursday is Youth Day followed by Heritage Day on Friday. There’s musical entertainment, too. Candlebox plays Thursday night at 7 p.m. followed up by the “Ultimate” Johnny Cash tribute artist Terry Lee Goffee on Friday night. Plus, the Linn County Fair is going “green” this year. Take that Polk County.
Linn County Fair
7 a.m. Thursday (07/09) to Monday (07/13), Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City, various ticket prices, www.thelinncountyfair.com
Tour De Brew
Saturday, July 11
Need to warm up for RAGBRAI? Peddle on over to Millstream Brewery this Saturday for the annual Tour De Brew, where you’ll ride to various stops around the Amanas to taste hearty micro brewed beers (or root beer if you prefer.) Pick up poker cards along the way and try your hand at winning a door prize at the end of the ride. There also will be entertainment from 2 to 6 p.m. by Beatle’s tribute band Silver Wings in the Millstream Brewery biergarten. Ready, set, cheers!
Three Other Things
Erin Bode in Concert
8 p.m., Saturday (7/11)
Campbell Steele Gallery, 1064 Seventh Avenue, Marion, $40, (319) 373-9211, www.campbellsteele.com
Turkey Creek Open Disc Golf Tournament
8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday (7/11, 12)
Turkey Creek (meet at the shelter house), Iowa City, various registration fees, (319) 470-6938
Dr. David Campbell presents The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica
2 p.m., Sunday (7/12)
Science Station @ Lindale Mall, 4444 First Avenue, Cedar Rapids, Free, www.sciencestation.org