Editor's Choice Events for Iowa
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Altoona, Guys and Dolls Jr (2/17 - 3/5): Join Nathan Detroit as he continues to scheme to get ahead in the gambling world - and attempts to avoid marrying his girl Adelaide.
Altoona, Za Ga Zig Mardi Gras Party 2017 (3/4): Did you have a great time at the New Year's Eve Party? Well let's keep the party going on March 4th at the Za Ga Zig Shrine in Altoona.
Ames, ISU Symphony Orchestra (2/28): Jacob Harrison leads the 80-member ISU Symphony Orchestra in a narrated program showcasing the various instrument families and exploring basic music concepts.
Ames, The Importance of Being Earnest (2/24 - 3/5): Two young men, Algernon and Jack, are good friends and are most desperately in love with two young women, Cecily and Gwendolyn. The obstacle to both their plans is that Cecily and Gwendolyn state mos
Bettendorf, ADHD: Options and Answers (3/9): ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses given to our children today. This is unfortunate and potentially unnecessary.
Blue Grass, 2017 Drive-In Season Opening (3/17): Blue Grass Drive-In will reopen for the 2017 season on March 17th! We look forward to seeing all the friends we got to meet so far, and all the new folks we hope to have out to the drive-in!
Cedar Falls, Hawkeye Farm Show (2/28 - 3/2): For 29 years, the Hawkeye Farm Show has showcased the latest agricultural technology and services with over 240 exhibitors representing over 800 product lines.
Cedar Rapids, Get Fierce in 2017: Transform Conversations (3/9): This lively, interactive session will explore the power of skillful, authentic conversations too drive results and create long-lasting connections, engaged employees and productive teams.
Cedar Rapids, Pure Imagination Biz Mix (3/16): Come spend the afternoon with us and enjoy some drinks with delicious appetizers. Meet up with Corridor Professionals while learning all that Rapids Reproductions has to offer.
Cedar Rapids, Spirits of Spring (3/10): Join us for Variety's 28th Annual Spirits of Spring presented by NextEra Energy Duane Arnold!
Cedar Rapids, The Gala 2017 (3/4): Help us build great futures for the children of Cedar Rapids by attending the Gala 2017!
Cedar Rapids, The Price is Right Live! (3/1): The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from television’s longest...
Clarinda, Southwest Iowa Gun Show (3/10 - 3/12): This Clarinda gun show is held at Page County Fairgrounds and hosted by Southwest Iowa Gun Show of Iowa. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
Clinton, How Clinton Built and Fed the World Speaker Series (3/2): The Sawmill Museum will be hosting a winter speaker series titled “How Clinton Has Built and Fed the World.” Join us to hear about Life as an Ag Engineer, presented by Bailley Richardson.
Clive, Bowl For Kids Sake 2017 (3/2): You are invited to join us on Thursday, March 2nd for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's (BBBSCI's) signature fundraising event, Bowl For Kids' Sake...
Clive, Dylan Schneider (3/3): Dylan Schneider is already writing and performing powerfully-gripping material that shows a talent well-beyond his young age. From discovering his connection to music early-on in life, he’s continued
Clive, Granger Smith (3/3): My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy actually living it, so here’s my story.
Coralville, Brinton Entertainment Collection (3/19): Historian Michael Zahs will be showing the Brinton Collection from Washington, Iowa. Frank and Indiana Brinton were traveling entertainers from 1879-1915. The program will offer a historic perspective
Coralville, Ic Bruisers 3rd Annual Skate-A-Thon (3/12): Sponsor a skater! Help raise funds to keep the IC Bruisers free to all skaters, ages 7-17. All funds raised goes to purchasing gear, safety equipment, and insurance for all participants.
Council Bluffs, Glow Party! (3/3): Mark your calendars for our 1st 2017 Glow Party! This Glow Party will be the kick off event for our 2017 Strong Communities Campaign.
Council Bluffs, Shamrock Shuffle (3/11): The Shamrock Shuffle is a 5k Fun Run that goes through Historic Downtown Council Bluffs, starting and ending at the 100 block of West Broadway
Davenport, Creative Arts Academy Fundraiser (3/2): Bust out your poodle skirts and bowties- lets go to the hop! This 1950's themed murder mystery is sure to be to die for. All is going just swell at the hop until someone drops dead. It's up to you to
Davenport, RTQC Trivia (3/11): Rebuilding Together is again holding our annual spring trivia to help fund safe and healthy housing.
Decorah, Fifty Years of Folk Art (9/3 - 4/23): Join us as we celebrate this major milestone of the groundbreaking Vesterheim Folk Art School!
Des Moines, 2017 Kidsfest (3/3 - 3/5): a three-day children’s festival with exhibition opportunities for businesses and organizations providing products and services to families and children of all ages.
Des Moines, 4th Annual Heartland Chapter Banquet (3/4): Featuring the group "Eternity Bound" and a special guest speaker from CEF International Headquarters, come and enjoy this beautiful celebration of the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Des Moines, 8th Annual Feed Greater Des Moines Conference (3/4): Youth Programs – Food Bank of Iowa, Des Moines Public Schools
Homeless Programs – Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Joppa Outreach
Food Recovery Programs – Aubrey Alvarez, Bob Andrlik, Kory Berkness
Des Moines, Arson City (3/18): Arson City is a 5 piece hard rock band based out of Omaha, NE that was formed in late July of 2013. Arson City is comprised of Patrick Wilson, former lead singer of national recording artist "EMPHATIC
Des Moines, BlackHawk (3/3): For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distin
Des Moines, Cherish the Ladies (3/11): “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group
Des Moines, Dead Horse Trauma (3/18): Dead Horse Trauma is a 5-headed war machine dedicated to infecting the masses with procedures and tactics used by our world to feed us the lies we are spoon-fed since before we can crawl. It's the exp
Des Moines, Des Moines Register All Iowa Auto Show (3/9 - 3/12): The Des Moines Register All Iowa Auto Show is your chance to compare vehicles from foreign and domestic brands side by side—without driving all over town.
Des Moines, DSM Magazine March/April Unveiling Party (2/28): You are cordially invited to the unveiling of our March/April issue. The event will be held at The Republic on Grand/AC Hotel at 401 East Grand Avenue in the East Village.
Des Moines, Family and Caregiver Workshop/Resource Fair (3/1): As part of our mission, we'll host a 1-day family & caregiver workshop & resource fair to provide Iowans affected by brain injury the opportunity to get connected, find support, relax, & recharge.
Des Moines, Flaw at Vaudeville Mews (3/16): Flaw w/ Righteous Vendetta, Source, Alter Within & Grossfacekilla at Vaudeville Mews
Des Moines, Hand Spinning with Plant Fibers (3/18): Participants can try their hand at spinning with plant-based fibers in a class that will explore botanical fibers. A plant fiber sample pack is included in the cost of registration and drop spindles w
Des Moines, Holes (2/24 - 3/12): Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the 1999 Newberry Model for the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
Des Moines, I See You Made An Effort (2/21 - 3/12): I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT by Annabelle Gurwitch is a hilarious one-woman-one-act romp, based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name.
Des Moines, Lee Brice and Justin Moore (3/16): Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour kicking off January 12 in Indianapolis.
Des Moines, North of Grand (3/4): A Farewell To Rockets, the fifth album from Iowa’s North of Grand, marks the end of an era and the beginning of another. The band’s Brolester Records debut is a tribute of sorts to the Rocket Transfer
Des Moines, Orchard Place Spelling Bee Team Registration (3/7): Zany adult spelling bee to benefit Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa's kids. Rowdiness, bribery and shennanigans are the name of this game! You can win this competition with absolutely N
Des Moines, Painters for Pets (3/2): This ain't your grandma's charity auction! Come ready to have a good time and help save animals while you're at it.
Des Moines, The Candymakers (3/11): The Candymakers are a Rock N' Soul band with the traditions of old-school R&B and,funk. This young band offers a sound that is contemporary, yet keeps the essence of music past. Though the band is kno
Des Moines, The Maytags (3/11): "Grew up on the south side / Made friends with the east side / Made love on the north side," Dustin Smith coos as Love Lines, the debut album from his band the Maytags, gathers force like a summer thu
Des Moines, Yoga On The Court (3/12): Join Iowa Energy and Cycle Down Dawg for Yoga On The Court on Sunday, March 12th!
Dubuque, 365 Impact Awards (2/28): Live music will kick off the night from 6:30 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Dubuque, Billy Currington Stay up Til the Sun Tour (3/10): Known for his singles “People Are Crazy”, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” and “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”, Billy Currington is going on the Stay Up Til the Sun tour in 2017 ...
Dubuque, Etta May (3/1): Winner of the prestigious American Comedy Awards “Comic of the Year,” this Kentucky woman is a comedy icon! Hailed as the “Polyester Princess,” the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a highpower
Dubuque, Eve To Adam wsg Message From Sylvia (2/28): Top Billing Entertainment and The Venue you present Eve To Adam with special guests Message From Sylvia! Only seven bucks the day of the show!
Dubuque, She Loves Me (2/24 - 3/5): Recently revived on Broadway to great acclaim She Loves Me, is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old wo
Dubuque, The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! (3/10): You've seen him on NBC, CBS and FOX and now is your chance to see him live! Illusionist Bill Blagg is coming to the Five Flags Theater on Friday, March 10th at 7:30PM for one show only!
Dubuque, Trivia Night for Opening Doors (3/4): Test your wits at Opening Doors' annual Trivia Night on Saturday, March 4 at Steeple Square (formerly St. Mary's Church). Registration is $15 with teams of 8 (individual players welcome).
Dubuque, Paul Reiser, Stand Up Comedian (3/25): Star of TV’s hit sitcom “Mad About You” and no stranger to the stand-up comedy scene, Paul’s national comedy tour highlights the funny things about life, love, and relationships, continuing to draw co
Eldridge, Quad City Rollers (3/4): The Quad City Rollers, the QCA's premier all-female flat-track roller derby team, are hosting their first game of the 2017 season on Saturday, March 4th At the Eldridge Community Skate Park.
Elkader, Ladies Day Out 2017 (3/11): Its Elkader's annual shopping event! Great Deals around town, and great presentations hosted by our businesses, everything from dyi decor, craft, to spa and makeup advice.
Emmetsburg, St. Pats Bean Bag Tournament (3/17): Bean Bag Tournament will be held Friday, March 17th in HEATED tent. Warm up's will start at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament will start at 6:30 p.m.
Forest City, MARDI GRAS at Immanuel (2/28): Join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration! It’s a time to let our hair down a bit before we enter the spiritual discipline of Lent. It’s a time to eat, drink, and be merry before we give, pray, and fast.
Grimes, String Art - Pick your design (3/2): During this workshop, you can create a string art masterpiece using one of the options shown in the picture (Click photo to enlarge), or you can find another design.
Iowa City, Alli and I (3/3): Alli and I is a fire-pop act based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Fronted by singer/songwriter Andrew Standley, the musical ensemble takes to the heart with principled lyrics, and sincere melodies.
Iowa City, Audio Curve First Show of 2017 (3/2): HERE IS IT!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR SINCE THE LAST DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE HOTTEST NEW BAND AROUND!
Iowa City, Augusta Mardi Gras Party (2/28): Enjoy some great Mardi gras music , food and A true New Orleans feeling here in Iowa City !
Iowa City, Balto (3/8): Balto is mercurial, song-driven rock’n’roll – a hair-raising live band in the Northwest – sprawling electric guitars and organs - melodies that uncoil, swell, and dissipate into a rhythm section steep
Iowa City, Cody Hicks (3/11): Frontman Cody Hicks has been playing out for years from cover bands, original bands, and also a solo acoustic show. Cody is a singer-songwriter from Montezuma, Iowa. Writing songs about his crazy life
Iowa City, Dope (3/7): Dope is an American industrial metal band from Illinois which formed in 1997 and currently consists of Edsel Dope, Nikk Dibs, Jerms Genske and Dan Fox.
Iowa City, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (3/9): In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepod
Iowa City, Katy Guillen and The Girls (3/4): Katy Guillen and The Girls, out of Kansas City, MO, formed in September of 2012. The blues influenced roots rock trio is made up of Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Step
Iowa City, Kelly Pardekooper (3/11): Iowa City native Kelly Pardekooper is an Americana/Rock Singer-Songwriter. He put down roots in Indianapolis in 2012 after stints in Nashville, Madison and Los Angeles. He has toured all over the US a
Iowa City, Prairie Preview XXXIV (3/9): Bur Oak Land Trust presents Prairie Preview XXXIV, a free, open to the public environmental forum that traditionally attracts over 200 attendees.
Iowa City, Workshy (3/3): Workshy have been making fantastic music for over 20 years, and are stil going strong, with 11 acclaimed albums and 4 compilations. They have a wide global following, and their biggest market is Japan
Johnston, 2nd Annual Uno Tournament (3/5): Come out and have some fun playing one-on-one Uno at Pathway's Uno tournament. It is FUN and it is FREE.
Keokuk, Wine Tasting (3/4): $10 Free will donation includes complimentary wine, cheese and chocolate tasting with a wine glass and charm. *Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.
Marion, Davy Knowles (3/4): Great live music in the Marion Uptown District!
Menlo, Adair & Guthrie Co. Storm Spotter Training (3/15): Multimedia presentation containing information about identifying & reporting severe weather, spotter safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm structure and threats, and more
Milo, St. Patricks Day Party (3/17): The Ripp Chords will be channeling their love of the Irish from 9:30 to 1:00. Come out and party with us and don't forget to wear green, unless you enjoy a good pinching! :)
Montrose, Iowa Permit to Carry Renewal Shoot (3/4): The Iowa Permit to Carry “Renewal Shoot” is a quick option for the individual who already has a permit and is looking to renew it without sitting through a 4 hour class.
Orange City, Guiding Star Ribbon Cutting (3/2): Join us for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening at Guiding Star! 123 Albany Ave SE.
Oskaloosa, STEM Storytime: Ages 0-5 (2/27): Learn about Science, Teachnology, Engineering, or Math and then play at some interactive stations!
Ottumwa, Brews and Brushes (3/10): Spend an evening painting alongside local artist Christ Abigt as she provides step-by-step instructions to complete your own masterpiece.
Ottumwa, Celtic Fire - Bridgeview Center (3/19): Celtic Fire, starring renowned Irish tenor Michael Londra, presents the culture of Ireland, with a focus on Irish dance.
Ottumwa, Old Dominion - Bridge View Center (3/16): Old Dominion will be coming to Bridge View Center on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm.
Ottumwa, Seventh Day Slumber (3/5): From its indie beginnings at the tip of the 2000s to debuting on BEC Recordings in 2005, Seventh Day Slumber has continuously raised the bar of alternative rock excellence coupled with an unabashed go
Ottumwa, The Schwag at the Hotel Ottumwa (3/4): The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States.
Ottumwa, Youth Revival (Avivamiento de Jovenes) (3/4): A night in where your life can be changed forever. Join us March 4. We strive to see the Youth devote their life to Jesus. He loves you and is waiting for you.
Pella, Liberty Ladies Retreat (3/4): Speaker: Sandy Bond will lead us in a relaxing day as we uncover the truth to truly loving ourselves and loving others as God has commanded us to do.
Red Oak, Personal Training (3/1): If you think you need some guidance and motivation to get you moving, or you are ready to up your game when it comes to your fitness routine then give Kaleb a call!
Sac City, Buck & Outdoor Show (3/11 - 3/12): This Sac City gun show is held at Sac City Fairgrounds and hosted by Lake Riders Saddle Club of Iowa. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
Sioux City, 5th Annual Good News Spectacular (3/11): Free family fun day for the community, with inflatables, carnival games, puppets, popcorn, snow cones, pop, clowns, face painting and the Greatest Story Ever Told.
Sioux City, Comedy Cafe (3/13): Please mark your calendars for the Youth for Christ 5th Annual Comedy Cafe fundraiser on Monday, March 13th, 2017 at the Sioux City Convention Center.
Sioux City, Hush Hush 2017 (3/3): Hush Hush is a 1920’s themed fundraiser featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, whiskey and cigar tasting, and a silent auction.
Spencer, Family Fest (3/4): To provide a fun-filled and educational day for Clay County families featuring multiple components designed to allow families to enjoy a cost-free day together.
Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake Gun Show (3/4 - 3/5): held at Spirit Lake Expo Center and hosted by Just Ducky Inc of Iowa. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.
Tiffin, Barn Cat Spay And Neuter Day (3/6): We will be holding our spring feral and barn Cat spay/neuter day. The Johnson County Humane Society is helping sponsor the event. Cost is $25 per cat, this includes a rabies vaccination.
Urbandale, Russian Dinner (3/2): Russian Night on march 2nd at 6 pm, make your reservations now, don't wait!
Waterloo, Bet on Hope Derby Party (3/4): Enjoy a delicious dinner, music from Never The Less, fun photos with Big Button Photo Booth and our most exciting live and silent auction yet!
Waterloo, Burn Survivors Together Waterloo (3/4): St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation and the University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center are sponsoring regional Burn Survivors Together events along with some Iowa fire departments.
Waterloo, Raising HOPE (3/2): This will incorporate music and personal stories into an evening of HOPE for those in a homeless and marginalized situation here in our Cedar Valley. It will also feature a silent auction.
Waverly, Waverly Bridal Show (3/5): Cedar Valley Weddings presents the March 2017 Waverly Iowa Bridal Show! This show is free for all brides and guests, however registration is required to be eligible for door prizes.
Webster City, Cooking South of the Border w/All Cultures Equal (ACE) (3/18): Join our talented Chefs to explore the traditions & culture surrounding these authentic dishes from various regions. Enjoy a hearty lunch, share a dessert, & take home a book of the new family recipe
Webster City, Traditional Lao Cooking w/All Cultures Equal (ACE) (3/11): Join our Lao friends at ACE for a day of culinary culture, creating 4 dishes from their homeland, from start to finish, enticing your palate with a lunch, and ending your day with a dessert. Online r
West Des Moines, Pho King Cookoff (3/11): Named Iowa best cooking contest by Delish, the Iowa Asian Alliance presents the Second Annual Pho King Cook-Off! Have you been a pho fan pho-ever or have yet to try it?
West Des Moines, Quinceanera Expo Iowa (3/12): Quinceaera Expo is an event like no other. It has been created with quinceaeras in mind and is design to focus exclusively on everything a future Quinceaera will need for their event.