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CONTENTS

12.09

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

In Circle

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Curious about the cool kids behind Hoopla? Find out all about the crew and how to join us.

Twitterpated

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What’s got the Corridor all aTwitter? Is it spring? Nah. It’s Iowa.

I’m Just Sayin’

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In the Know

All the news you didn’t know you needed to know, plus Greg Dietzenbach’s comic, “Little fish, big pond.”

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Not sure what to do this weekend? Check out these events and try not to have a good time.

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Editor Carly Weber shares the full scoop on Hoopla, what’s in this issue and whatever else she wants.

Five Minutes

What are you doing this Valentine’s Day?

3 Things

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Bar Guide

Thirsty? Craving some live music or want to croon with karaoke? Here’s how you find out where and when.

Fave Five

A few of Emily Mulbach’s favorite things: lunch at Croissant Du Jour and a bike ride on the Sac and Fox Trail.

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Taste Buds

Special for Valentine’s Day: Fixed price dinners in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

ON THE COVER

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People You Should Meet

In the Kitchen

Ben Halperin is serving up a taste of the Bayou at Augusta Restaurant in Oxford.

Laughter is the theme song to Eric and Shannon Hanson’s love story.

HooplaNow.com extra: A recipe for these yummy Crawfish Beignets.

Don’t know them? You should. photography by Liz Martin

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Clean Plate Club

Andrea Dietzenbach leggos her eggo and heads to Fran & Cherie’s Skillet Café & Bakery in Mount Vernon.

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Music Notes

You’ve heard Smokin’ Guns’ music. Now know their story.

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Flicks

Book Talk

What’s coming, what’s here and what’s going soon. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and a movie review the Oscar contenders.

Let’s talk about … Books Baby! Natalie Ditmars gives you the cliff notes on Half Price Books.

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Get Out

Still haven’t seen the flood exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art? Go now. It’s gone Feb. 22.

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Calendar

Quit whining that there’s nothing to do around here. We did the hard work. Go enjoy yourself.


INcircle { Question of the week:

Curious about the cool kids behind Hoopla? Find out all about the crew here.

“Who is your secret celebrity crush?”

Carly Weber

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Seth Smith

“House’s Hugh Laurie. He’s got my cure.”

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Seth Smith is an Iowa City native and graduate of the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History. His idea of a great weekend is one spent with his wife and kids during the day, and reading, playing Xbox or watching TiVo’d boxing after they’ve gone to bed.

Clean Plate

Victoria Fish

“Patrick Wilson. He’ll be playing Nite Owl in the upcoming ‘Watchmen’ movie. Comic book dudes are HOT!”

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“Toss up between Vin Diesel & Ryan Reynolds.” Victoria Fish is an Iowa girl through and through. She has been with the Gazette since earning her degree in Commercial Art in ‘96. In her free time she enjoys cheering on the Hawkeyes and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys scrapbooking, but wishes she had more time for it.

Andrea is an avid baker and home chef who also works full time as a graphic designer for a large internet company. She is currently teaching her 10-month-old daughter the fine art of baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Caitlin Slessor

Art Director

“What man wouldn’t want to unwind uptight Angela from ‘The Office?’”

Carly Weber is an Alaskan transplant who had to learn to navigate by interstates not mountains and has to pretend she’s seeing the ocean by squinting when she crosses the Mississippi River. She gets excited about new foods, $5 bottles of wine, learning new words, reading beautiful phrases, filling in the last crossword puzzle answer and most of all spending time with her family.

Andrea Dietzenbach

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Natalie Ditmars

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“My secret crush is Jon Hamm.”

“Ed Harris. I love a guy with no hair.”

Caitlin spends her days as a private practice attorney in Cedar Rapids and her nights in slippers on her porch with a book. In between, she is lucky to have a hilarious husband and daughter to cook for, sing Credence Clearwater Revival with and share her love of all things book-y. She’s come a long way since her childhood, when she tried to sneak books into church and spent weddings under tables reading.

Natalie grew up in Council Bluffs. She attended Iowa State University and obtained her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law. She currently practices law at Bradley & Riley, P.C. In her spare time she enjoys reading (of course!), biking, cooking, traveling and spending time with friends.

Katie Mills Giorgio

Jamie Kelly

Eric Clark

Anne Kapler

Justin Braden

“Matthew McConaughey.He’s so dreamy. I love that he usually plays a sun-soaked scantily-clad beach bum!”

“Not so much a secret, but Julia Stiles. I’ll watch her in pretty much anything.”

“Natalie Portman or Ellen Page. Cute, intelligent and, most importantly, brunette.”

“You never forget your first: Dean Cain a.k.a. Superman.”

“Laura Linney and Sara Bareilles. Incredibly talented, smart and beautiful.”

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Twitterpated, page 06

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Get the full scoop on Hoopla, what’s in this issue and whatever else she wants.

Ten years ago when I moved to Cedar Rapids a friend and I hopped in her car to check out downtown. Our little adventure took all of 10 minutes. We parked on one of the bridges, walked a couple block radius and quickly discovered that there wasn’t much there for a couple of 20-yearolds.

What a difference a decade makes.

Between then and last summer, Cedar Rapids’ downtown had transformed from an afterthought to a destination. Dining and nightlife options abounded.

Then the floods came. I had to drive to Subway or Wendy’s to get a bite to eat. I missed getting my skinny vanilla latte during Coffee Emporium’s Power Hour and whole grain bagels with veggie cream cheese from Brueggers. One weekend in July my husband suggested grabbing a drink at Crosby’s. A good idea until we both remembered that wasn’t an option any more. A realization that made us particularly sad since that was where we had our first date, got engaged and had our rehearsal dinner. Suffice it to say. We missed downtown. And we weren’t the only ones who wondered if it would ever be the same again. Business owners were often quoted questioning whether it made business sense to rebuild downtown.

Would customers return?

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Anyone still wondering should go downtown this Saturday night. You’ll be able to see for yourself that downtown is already well on its way to thriving again. Last weekend I was at the Piano Lounge Saturday with the rest of the Hoopla Crew for the Access Iowa and Z 102.9 +1 Party. It was the first time I’d been there since they reopened. If you haven’t yet been there, go. It’s fabulous. A true

example of back and better than ever.

The crowd was proof that I’m not the only one who thinks so. Sitting there, looking around, it was hard to believe that a mere eight months ago, the bar was quite literally underwater. It is in a basement after all. Outside too. It was a familiar feeling. People swarmed in the streets between Karma, Volume, Bricks and the Piano Lounge.

Just like old times. I know there’s more work to be done. But the strides made so far make me confident we’re on the right track.

And last weekend, it was good to be back.

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All the news you didn’t know you needed to know.

Renaissance of the river CEDAR RAPIDS — RIVERenaissance, a series of flood

anniversary events designed for remembrance, recovery and celebration of rebuilding from the Floods of 2008, will be June 11 to 14. The Downtown District will host three major events, including a screening of a locally produced flood documentary and time capsule presentation, a Rebuild Reunion in Greene Square Park and the return of Floodstock, a day into evening musical event and fundraiser. If you want your business or organizations’ flood anniversary event to be part of RIVERenaissance, visit www.rebuilddowntowncr.org or contact Jill Wilkins at jill@downtowncr.org or (319) 398-0449.

TCR stages ‘Lost in Yonkers’ CEDAR RAPIDS — “Lost In Yonkers,” the Tony and

Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Neil Simon, opens Friday and continues through Feb. 22 at TCR Lindale, 4444 First Ave. NE. Performances are Feb. 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20 or $25 ($15 for students) and can be purchased from the box office at 800 Second Ave. SE, by phone at (319) 366-8591 or online at www.theatrecr.org Rush tickets are available at the door for $10 half an hour before the start of each show.

Birth business

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“Lost In Yonkers,” the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Neil Simon, opens Friday and continues through Feb. 22 at TCR Lindale.

IOWA CITY — The 3rd annual Conscious Birth Sum-

mit on February 18 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library (meeting room A) will start with a screening of “The Business of Being Born” at 4 p.m., followed by a question and answer period with a panel of midwives and doulas, naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, childbirth educators, exercise and mental health therapists. The summit ends with the documentary, “Orgasmic Birth” at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.friendso-

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids City Coun-

cil voted last week to begin renovations on the Paramount Theatre and renovation or replacement of the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library. This decision was part of their unanimous approval of a master rebuilding plan for flood-damaged city buildings and facilities, some of which will be completed by the end of this year and others by 2010. FEMA will pay for 90 percent of the cost, the state the other 10 percent.

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Twitter.com is taking the online world by storm. All you have to do is answer, in 140 characters or less, this question: What are you doing right now?

TWITTERPATED minutes Joe_Winters: Currently 56 in Cedar Rapids.... spring fever is in full swing.

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The sweetest day of the year is nearly here. So we checked in with some residents of the Corridor to find out how they would be celebrating Valentine’s Day. — Katie Mills Giorgio

What are your Valentine’s

Day plans?

mattthomas: Looks like it might rain. Need to get car washed. Should I a) Wash car b) Wash car after it rains? c) Hope that rain will wash car for me?

McNary: @Joe_Winters We’ve got at least one more huge snowstorm coming tho, don’t we? I mean, it can’t be over - this is Iowa!

Buddy Engelken, 21

Emmylou Ball, 30

Jessie Dirks, 22

“Probably take my girlfriend out to dinner and a movie.”

“Valentine’s tea with the ladies and we will make heart shaped pizza with my family.”

“This Valentine’s Day we have a basketball game at home (Mount Mercy College) and it’s our Senior Day, so I’ll be playing in that.”

Cedar Rapids

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TheCanmanShow: broke out the shorts.... In the middle of Feb! That rocks!!!! Got to love “La Nina”....

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Amber Mulnik, 32

Josie Velles, 37

Laura Wilberg, 19

“We are trying to start a tradition of staying home on Valentine’s Day. As a family we stay home and make a fancy dinner. We get dressed up, light candles and all that stuff, to help make is special for our 3-yearold daughter.

“I’m have a tea party with the ladies from work. We’re going to pretend we are civilized. Then the day after Valentine’s Day I am going to use the leftovers and have a tea with my aunts!”

“To go out to dinner with my girlfriends to celebrate not having boyfriends!”

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A few of Emily Mulbach’s favorite things: lunch at Croissant Du Jour and a bike ride on the Sac and Fox Trail.

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Media Relations Manager @ Mount Mercy College

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The Silver Spider

The Grotto

Sac and Fox Trail

Croissant Du Jour

Gettysburg Boulder

Chock full of trinkets, baubles, hats and jewelry, the Silver Spider in Mount Vernon (There’s also one in Iowa City) is a glorious treasure-trove of everything from watches to stationary, head scarves to hand bags. The jewelry is unique, trendy, and eye-catching, and if you are lucky enough to stop in during a sale you could nab a fun pair of earrings for a dollar.

Always my favorite spot on campus as a student, this little haven remains a favorite of mine. Complete with a quiet lagoon, beautiful flowers, stone archway and mosaic bridge, the grotto provides a safe nest for anyone wishing to absorb a few moments of serenity. The atmosphere is perfect for reflection, and the benches are deep enough to sink into for a long conversation or an hour of reading.

After biking here once, you’ll find it hard to go back to the city. Hugging the Indian Creek and Cedar River, the trail’s gravel path makes a wonderful crunching noise under your bike tires and the trees create a sheltered canopy. Factor in the chance of catching a glimpse of a baby fawn or a horseback rider and you have the makings for a perfectly nostalgic summer day.

Maybe it’s the perfectlyprepared pastries, the delicious coffee, the custard éclairs or the authentic French accent you’ll hear when you first walk in, but something about this little café reminds me of Europe. The dining space is decorated with adorable artwork and the food is always perfect. Get there early for lunch, because this place is popular.

For those of you who always wanted to visit a historic battlefield but never have the time, seeing this boulder is the next best thing. Located in the Lisbon Cemetery, the boulder came from the famous Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. How it wound up in Eastern Iowa, I’m not quite sure, but at least now I can say I have literally touched a piece of history.

The Silver Spider 117 1/2 1st St W., Mount Vernon

The Grotto 1330 Elmhurst Dr., Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids

Sac and Fox Trail Mount Vernon Road Cedar Rapids

Croissant Du Jour 3531 Mount Vernon Rd. SE Cedar Rapids

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Not sure what to do this weekend? C h e c k o ut one, two or all three of these e v e n t s and you’ll have to try not to have a g o o d time. – Eric Cl ark

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Friday, February 13 @ 8 p.m.

Jeff Dunham has guts. How else could you explain Achmed the Dead Terrorist? Achmed, that cute little skeletal fella in the photo, is the latest member of ventriloquist Dunham’s puppet posse, which includes sidekick Peanut, curmudgeon Walter, redneck Bubba J and jalapeno-on-a-stick Jose. Like I said, guts. Through his puppets, Dunham’s found a way to joke about racial stereotypes while still coming across as a nice guy. Ingenious. Fans have been eating it up, with Dunham recently graduating from theaters to arenas. If Dunham isn’t on comedy’s A-list yet, he’s pretty close. eric clark shunned music until he was 12 and has been obsessed with it ever since. he’s been the arts and entertainment reporter at the gazette since 2004.

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THREE OTHER THINGS Hancher: Time for Three

7:30 p.m. Thursday (2/12) Iowa City High School, 1900 Morningside Dr., Iowa City, $15 to $30, (319) 335-1160 www.hancher.uiowa.edu

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{ two } Sweethearts’ Serenade with the Finders

Saturday, February 14 @ 6 p.m.

Dr. John with The Neville Brothers

Buckwheat Zydeco

8 p.m. Friday (2/13)

Tuesday, February 17 @ 8 p.m. Buckwheat Zydeco’s accordion-fueled party music has been bringing people together for 30 years. In celebration of hitting the three-decade mark, Buckwheat and his crew are hitting the road for a victorty-lap tour celebrating their long run of bringing zydeco music to the masses.

The Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City, $55 or $77 (319) 688-2653 www.englert.org

But that’s not all. Also on the bill are Al and Aleta Murphy, Joe and Coleen Peterson, Bob and Kristie Black with Banjoy and The Great Bluegrass Herons. There’s also a three-course meal. Good luck choosing between the chocolate fondue and the cherry puff pastry for dessert.

What exactly has Buckwheat Zydeco accomplished in 30 years? Well, it was the first zydeco group to do all of the following: Sign to a major record label, perform on a national TV show, release a children’s album, launch a record label and win an Emmy Award. Maybe Buckwheat Zydeco’s next album should be called “Trailblazers.”

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Sweethearts’ Serenade with the Finders

Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike and Amy Finders always seem like the cutest couple when they’re performing together, so it’s appropriate that they host an annual Valentine’s Day dinner and show. This year’s eighth-annual Sweethearts’ Serenade will feature the former Iowa City residents performing with their new band, Finders & Youngberg.

6 p.m. Saturday (2/14), The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, $35 or $42, (319) 351-9529, www.icmill.com

8 p.m. Tuesday (2/17), CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, $17 or $20, (319) 364-1580, www.legionarts.org

6 p.m. Tuesday (2/17) with Trevor Hall and Keaton Simons, The Picador, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City, $10 (319) 354-4788 www.thepicador.com

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MB Bluz, 9 p.m., Happy Hour, 3-7 p.m.

Lonesome Road, 9 p.m., Happy Hour, 3-7 p.m.

CX2 Karaoke with Chad, 8 p.m.

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Karaoke with Mike Flack, Wild Card Country, 9 p.m. 8-12, $5 Domestic Pitchers 6 p.m. - close, $2 Dometic Bottles

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CEDAR RAPIDS WEST Nassor Cooper, 9-12, No Bushwood 350 Edgewood Rd. NW 390-7140

2730 Edgewood Rd. SW 390-0277 301 F Ave. NW 364-1854 4617 J. St. SW 366-2177

CEDAR RAPIDS EAST/MARION Neumatic, CD Release 1st Ave. Live! 3701 1st Ave. SE www.1stavelive.com

Party with Freaklabel and Left For Dead Large Midgets, 9 p.m.

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Happy Hour, 3-7 p.m., Last Call

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Bud Cup Refills $1. 6pmclose, All Bombs $3.50, 8 p.m. - close

3rd Street Saloon

Happy Hour Specials 3-6 p.m., $2 Bottles, $2.50 Tall Boys

Cocktails & Co.

Bud Beer Olympics 9Black The Sun, 9-1 p.m. Midnight, $2.50 Bottles of Bud Family Products

Uniphones, 9-1 p.m.

Paddy O'Rourkes

$5 Pitchers, Buy a pitcher $3 32 oz. Domestics, 10 get a token - 4 tokens gets p.m you a free pitcher!

Black The Sun, 9-1 a.m., no cover

$5 Pitchers, $5 Bombs, 7 p.m.

$3 32 oz. Domestics, 8 p.m.

Happy Hr: 4-7p.m.-$1.50 domestics / Night: 5:307:30 p.m. Free Beer

$2 Budlight & Bud tallboys $3 Bloody Marys

Happy Hr: 4-7p.m.-$1.50 domestics / Night: $2 Miller Lite Drafts

Karaoke Night Happy Hr: 4-7p.m.-$1.50 domestics

Happy Hr: 4-7p.m.-$1.50 domestics / Night: $5 bottomless Miller Lite

Chris Miller, 8-11 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m., $1.50 Dom/$2 Wells Live Comedy, 9 p.m.

Kevin Burt, 5-11 p.m.

Acoustic Night, 8-10 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m., $1.50 Dom/$2 Wells

Adam Beck, 8-10 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m., $1.50 Dom/$2 Wells

Craig Erickson 8-10 p.m. Ladies night $3.50 martinis, Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. Salsa Night

Dueling Pianos: Jeff and Rhiannon, $2.50 Domestic Beer 9:15 p.m.-Billy Lee Janey Band, 1/2 Margaritas 6-10 p.m.

Dueling Pianos: Jeff and Rhiannon, $2.50 Domestic Beer 9:30 p.m.-Josh Misener Band, 1/2 Margaritas 6-10 p.m.

Happy Hour: 1/2 price wine & martinis / $2 Domestic Beer

1/2 price wine and martinis Happy Hour: 1/2 price all night wine & martinis / $2 Domestic Beer

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DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Happy Hr: 4-7p.m.-$1.50 Bricks 320 2nd Ave. SE 366-0950

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Daniel Arthur’s

Kevin Burt 8-11 p.m., Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m., $1.50 Dom/$2 Wells College Night, $1 U-Call-It w/College ID, No Cover, $2 U-Call-It Non-Students Josh Misener, 1/2 price wine and martinis all night

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Karma Nightclub 616 2nd Ave. SE 362-3591

Piano Lounge 208 2nd Ave. SE 363-0606

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$2 U-Call-It, 11 p.m., Bryan Lee

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Quinton's Bar

215 E. Washington St. 319-354-7074

The Mill

120 E. Burlington St. 319-351-9529

Martini's

127 1/2 E. College St. 351-5536

IC Piano Lounge 217 Iowa Ave. 319-351-1797

BoJames

118 E. Washington 319-337-4703

5 p.m.-Young Coyotes, all ages/10 p.m.-Helmsplitter, 19 & over $3 Boulevard Big Girls, Live Big Girl Margaritas All Day Music 9 p.m.-close $3.50 Strawberry or Lime Shots

Saturday 2.14

Sunday 2.15

9 p.m.-Marah w/ special guests, 19 and over $2.50 Micros $3 Imports Stoli Saturdays Singles $3. Doubles $5.

8 p.m.-Pieta Brown w/ the 9 p.m.-The Beaker Bros, $7 9 p.m.-Sweetheart's Awful Purdies, $10 Serenade w/ the Finders, $35-advance $42@door $2 U-Call-It, $2 Cosmos, $3 UV Drinks, $3 Domestic Kir Royale, & Crushed Bottles, $4 Well Drinks Martinis Half price wine and marti- $2 Domestic Bottles, half $3 Barcardi drinks all nis all night price wine and martinis night, half price wine and 7-9 p.m. martinis 7-9 p.m. $2 Wells, $2 Big Beers 9 $3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close $3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close p.m.-close

The Summit

$3 House Wine/glass 3-7 p.m. 9 p.m.-Pint Night

The Airliner Formosa

Happy Hr: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-Personal Pitchers $4 Martinis

Old Capitol Brew

$2 U-Call-It 8 p.m.-close

The Yacht Club

Tuesday 2.17

Wed 2.18

6 p.m.-Man Made Man w/ $2.50 You-Call-It special guests, all ages, $3 Bloodys $1 Cans $2.50 Cider Bottles and $2 5-10 p.m. $3 Martinis, All Domestic Bottles Day Import & Microbrew Bottles $2.50 9 p.m.-Sunday Night Pub 8 p.m.-Open Mic w/ J. Quiz, $1/person up to 5 Knight, free players/team $1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Im- 1/2 off Martinis, $2 Doported Drafts, $3 Specialty mestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi Drafts, $3 Bombs & Three Olives

6 p.m.-Tyrone Wells, all ages/10 p.m.-Heligoats, 19 & over $4 Pitchers Domestic Big Girls $3, Well Drinks $2, White Russians $3 9 p.m.-Matthew Grimm w/ special guests - Tues. Night Social Club, free $1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Imported Drafts, $3 Bombs, $2 Mixed Drinks

6 p.m.-Foxy Shazam with special guests, all ages $2 Tallboys All Day $2.50 Mexican Bottles, $2.50 Little Boys

$2 Wells, $2 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$2 Wells, $2 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$2 Wells, $2 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

Country Night, $2 Wells, $2 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$3 Specialty Cocktails 3-7 p.m. 9 p.m.- Country Night, $2.50 Big Beers Happy Hr: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It $3 Asian Beers and Sake Cocktails

$2.50 Specialty Beers 3-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-$1 Domestics & Wells Happy Hr: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It $4 Martinis

Comedy Night, $3.50 Martinis, All beer/mixed drinks/shots 1/2 price $1 U-Call-It

$3 Jose Cuervo, $6 House Pitchers, 8 p.m.-close

$4.95 Pint Glass - House Beers $2.50, $2 wells, $3 Ice 101 Shots 8-close

$6 House Pitcher, $2.50 Wells, $3.50 3 Olives Bombs 8 p.m.-close

$2.50 Specialty Drafts 3-7 p.m. 9 p.m. $2 Jack, Captain, SoCo, beer tub FAC (4-8)-$2 Domestics, $3 Wells, $2 Shots / 9 p.m.-$1 U-Call-It $3 Stoli & Bacardi Drinks $2 Sake Bombs after 10 p.m. $3.50 3 Olives Bombs, $3 House Beer, $3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks 8 p.m.-close

All Day $2.50 Specialty Beers 9 p.m.-$2.50 Bacardi drinks 9 p.m.-$2.50 3 Olive Vodka drinks, $2 Domestics

All Day $2.50 Specialty Beers 9 p.m.-$2 Drinks & Shots, $2.50 Frozen drinks 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It

$3 Stoli & Bacardi Drinks $2 Sake Bombs after 10 p.m. $5 Belgian Beers, $3 Cpt Morgan Drinks, $3.50 Jager Bombs 8-close

Buy 3 Signature Rolls For the Price of 2

9 p.m.-Strange Arrangement, $5, $1 cocktails 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

9 p.m.-Natty Nation, $7

9 p.m.-Mint Wad Willy + The White Tornado Outbreak + Mannix, $5

Karaoke 9:30 p.m., $3.25 Selected Drinks, Happy Hour 2-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 2-7 p.m.

$3.25 Mimosa & Bloody Mary, $2.50 Screwdrivers 2-4 p.m.

The Vine

$3 Domestic Steins & $5 Imported Steins

$3 Leinenkugel & Boulevard Seasonals

Gus' Food & Spirits

9 p.m.-close Karaoke

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials, 9 p.m.-close DJ

10 S. Clinton St. 319-354-7482

22 South Clinton St. 319-351-9259 21 E. College St. Suite 241 319-338-8880 525 S Gilbert St. 319-337-3422 13 S. Linn 319-337-6464

CORALVILLE Charlie's Bar and Grill 450 First Ave. 319-356-6914 39 2nd St. 319-338-7770

2421 Coral Ct. 319-545-4290

KEY: Live Music Comedy

Karaoke Disc Jockey

$3.25 House Beer, House Wine, Wells, $8 House Pitchers

Monday 2.16

9 p.m.-Caroline Smith w/ special guests, $6 1/2 price Martinis, $2 Domestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi & Three Olives $2 Well drinks, half price wine and martinis 7-9 p.m.

Half Price Bottles of Wine and Sake

9 p.m.-Blues Jam, $1 pints Free Dance Party - $2 Cocktails

9-1 a.m.-$1 Cocktails

$2.50 Domestic Pints, $2.25 Well Drinks

$3.25 Selected Drinks, Happy Hour 2-7 p.m.

$3.50 Selected Mexican Drinks

$4.25 Selected Mixed Drinks

$2.50 Domestic Pints, $4 $2.50 Domestic Pints Bloody Mary & Screwdrivers Live Music 9 p.m.- close

$2.50 Domestic Pints

$3 Domestic Pints

$2.50 Domestic Pints

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

To advertise in the Bar Guide, contact your Gazette Communications Media Consultant. Cedar Rapids 319.398.8222

Iowa City 319-339-3101

All drink specials and events in the Hoopla Bar Guide are subject to change.

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YOU SHOULD MEET

Shannon and Eric Hanson, Cedar Rapids

Shannon, 38, Director of Marketing and Member Development @ YMCA of Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area Eric, 35, Communications Director @ Iowa City Area Development

What they can do for you:

Both are pretty darn passionate about Cedar Rapids and the nonprofit organizations they work

for. Want to know more? Just say so.

Did you know:

The women of Shannon’s sorority Alpha Xi Delta had an ongoing competition to see who would receive the most roses each year. So Eric had 75 roses delivered to Shannon during her senior year. They’re pretty sure the record still holds.

On their first date, Eric and Shannon Hanson spent hours trying to find something they disagreed on and came up empty-handed. Sixteen years later, “that’s not an issue,” says Shannon, erupting into one of her signature full-body laughs. True. That blush of first love may have faded. But they really do have a lot in common. Like laughter. And friendship. Neither of which should be dismissed lightly, they say. “We’re both big believers in that you’ve got to be best friends before you get married,” says Eric. That’s not their only secret. Whoever cooks, the other cleans. Eric does

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“There are ways to keep marriages going,” says Shannon, again laughing. “For us it’s Paula (the housekeeper) and him doing the laundry.” It doesn’t hurt that they both like football either. Fitting since it was the game, in a roundabout kind of way, that brought them together. Eric and Shannon both marched in the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band. She played the clarinet. He the saxophone. When they first met, she didn’t know his name. He was just “the little guy who marched next to me.”

He was pretty sure her name was Shannon. Or maybe Sharon. But he was smitten. So when she dropped a few loaded hints aimed at her then boyfriend, it wasn’t him but who Eric took the bait and left a dozen roses on her seat during a home game. When he asked for her number, “She literally said ‘My phone number is in the book,’ and I thought, ‘Well, I’ll never call you then,’ ” says Eric. “But I really meant, my phone number is in the book, call me,” says Shannon. Later that fall, when they crossed paths again, she gave him a hard time for not calling her and “somehow we went from that to dating,” he says. “Then it literally just snowballed.”

They were engaged three years later and on April 12, 1996, they were married in a “teeny tiny ceremony” followed by a “blowout reception.” They lived in Cedar Rapids for seven years in their 20s, but it took leaving and returning again a few years ago before they took advantage of all the city has to offer. These days they’re definitely making up for lost time. Eric is the vice president of Access Iowa, Cedar Rapids’ young professional’s organization. And Shannon is on the board as a social co-chair. “I wish we would have been this engaged then,” says Eric. Shannon nods. See. They really do agree on everything. -CARLY WEBER

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the laundry because Shannon doesn’t fold shirts to his liking. And they hire a housekeeper.

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Table for Two: Valentine’s Day dinners

Making the rounds

Make a night of it with the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra Iowa’s Valentine’s Progressive Dinner. Enjoy appetizers at Cibo, dinner at Winifred’s, a concert at Coe College’s Sinclair Auditorium and dessert at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Fill-up fee: $99.00 per person (includes concert ticket); $79.00 per person for Masterworks season subscribers Details: Cibos, 685 Marion Blvd., Marion; Winifred’s, 3847 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; Coe College, 1220 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; CRMA, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; group one begins at 3:45 p.m. and group two 5 p.m.; Reservations required and space is limited; call (319) 366-8203

7 courses of love

Get cozy with your honey at Daniel Arthur’s. Seven courses start with an amuse bouche (a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre), followed by an appetizer, soup or salad, focaccia with jalapeno jelly, sorbet and entree. Finish off with creme brulee or bread pudding. Fill-up fee: $125 for dinner and Champagne for two plus a few roses; $150 for dinner and Champagne for two plus a dozen roses Details: Daniel Arthur’s, 821 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; reservations required; waiting list only as of press-time; (319) 362-9340; full menu online at www.danielarthurs.net

A tasty blend

Enjoy a romantic dinner at blend. To start: seafood consommé or a spinach salad and smoked Muscovy duck breast or seared goat cheese cakes. Next chicken, Manhattan strip loin, rack of lamb or spearfish. Finally, ice cream, apple cinnamon upside down cake or double chocolate devils food cake. Fill-up fee: $50 per person; suggested wine pairing $20 per person (tax and gratuity not included) Details: blend, 221 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; reservations required; call (319) 366-3364; full menu online at www.blendcr.com

Street of love

Linn Street Cafe kicks off its V-day dinner with seared scallops with a warm green bean salad. Next comes Maine lobster bisque or a mixed green salad followed by North Atlantic cod or Iowa beef tenderloin. Finish off the night with creme brulee, flourless milk chocolate-espresso torte or strawberry-sambuca sherbet. Fill-up fee: $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included) Details: Linn Street Cafe, 121 N. Linn St., Iowa City; reservations required; call (319) 337-7370; full menu online at www.linnstreetcafe.com

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Quality Care Nurse Ben Halperin, 38, Oxford Chef/owner @ Augusta Restaurant

Wound care, fall prevention, restorative nursing. 3-5 years experience. Long-term care experience.

How long have you been a chef?

I’ve worked in restaurants most of my life. I started getting more serious about it about six years ago, when I was living in New Orleans. I learned on the job.

How would you describe your culinary style?

My style is mostly French. I do use a fare bit of New Orleans ingredients and style, which involves specific ingredients and techniques, like using a roux (pronounced RUE, a mixture of butter and flour used to thicken sauces and stews), and what they call the trinity: onion, celery and green peppers. The technique is definitely French, that’s where it really comes from. Then there’s also Creole cooking, which has African roots.

Do you offer both styles of New Orleans cuisine?

I make a Creole-style gumbo – gumbo is a word for okra, using it is what makes it African-style, or Creole-style. I do some (Cajun) specialties like crab cakes and crawfish beignets. I also do down-home comfort food like steaks, fried chicken and fried catfish.

What is the most popular dish on your menu?

That’s hard to say. We sell a lot of steaks. We have a wood-fired grill with hickory and cherry wood, and just about everything that we cook in there is popular. We have a fairly small menu, so everything moves pretty well. And then I usually run specials, too.

What can people expect to see as specials?

Augusta Restaurant

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We like to put a crab crust on fish, like halibut. Anytime I can, I like to bring in fresh fish. We’ll bring in fresh oysters too, occasionally. Those go really well.

On your Web page, you say your mission is to serve freshly prepared food from as many local resources as possible – why is that important to you? It just makes the most sense. The local product is going to be freshest, and it doesn’t make sense to ship food all over the place with fuel prices so high. Of course, in the middle of the winter, it’s difficult to get any (local) produce, but in the spring and summer, I buy locally from some people in Homestead, and I’ll also get produce from people with private gardens. I’ll show up to work and there will be a bag of tomatoes on my door knob.

Do have anything special planned for Mardi Gras?

I think we’re going to get out some of the New Orleans favorites – some jambalaya and red beans and rice.

Anne Kapler lives in Cedar Rapids, works in Iowa City, and shamelessly plans all her road trips around dining and food shopping. Visit her blog at www.pearvana.com

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Fran & Cherie’s Skillet Café & Bakery 101 E 1st St., Mount Vernon breakfast served all day Hours: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, lunch served until 2 p.m. Call: (319) 895-8540 Online at: www.skilletcafe.net

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Leggo that Eggo Fran & Cherie’s Skillet Ca fé & Bakery Brings Back Breakfast Poor breakfast. Relegated to a hastily poured bowl of Fruit Loops or a burnt Pop Tart. Even the Tremendous Twelve at Perkins is underappreciated as it’s poked and prodded at 3 a.m. by barely conscious bar hoppers. I say, “Celebrate breakfast in all its glory!” Fran & Cherie’s Skillet Bakery & Café is the perfect place to do just that. Located on the main drag in Mt. Vernon this comfortable café has a very uptown feel. It reminded me of great locally-owned eateries in Minneapolis or Chicago. The interior is fresh and airy with bright colors on the walls. The kitchen is right out in the open for everyone to enjoy. No more wondering just what is going on with your omelet behind closed doors. At Skillet Café you can keep a watchful eye on those eggs. The food is well done and full of flavor. Omelets are made to order with as many ingredients as your heart desires. I filled mine with bacon, sausage, green peppers, tomatoes and the obligatory cheddar cheese. It was piled high and bursting at the seams with giant chunks of meat and fresh veggies. No tiny dicing here. On the side were home fries and toast. A complete and wholly satisfying meal for just $5.95. It’s hard to beat that. And don’t forget one of the freshly baked cinnamon rolls. It was gooey and warm and dripping with frosting. Drop that box of Golden Grahams! Skillet Café & Bakery deserves your full breakfast attention.

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Coming

OscarEdition: And the Nominees Are

Friday, February 13

Still here

Confessions of a Shopaholic

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Charming Manhattanite Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is an out-of-control spender/fashionista, so it’s a bit ironic when she lands a job as an advice columnist for a financial magazine, and she becomes an instant celebrity — complete with access to all the fabulous things she so desires. But will her compulsive habits ruin her career, and her newfound romance?

Brad Pitt rejoins “Babel” co-star Cate Blanchett for this film, based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a man who ages backward toward infancy. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and movie review “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Frost/Nixon

Already here

Three decades ago, Richard Nixon faced the scrutiny of David Frost in what became a television event for the ages as the British TV personality delivered a remarkably candid interview with the fallen president.

He’s Just Not That Into You

Slumdog Millionaire

Romantic woes affect an interconnected group of Baltimore singles and marrieds.

Pink Panther 2

Insp. Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Going Taken

A former spy (Liam Neeson) relies on his old skills to save his daughter (Maggie Grace), who was kidnapped by slave traders during her vacation in Paris.

Defiance

Daniel Craig stars with Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell in the story of Jewish brothers who escape the Nazis and set up a community of resistance fighters in Eastern Europe.

Bride Wars

Two best friends (Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway) become rivals when a clerical error results in their respective weddings being held at the same place... on the same day.

A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life story reveal why he knows the answers. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and movie review “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Gran Torino

Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and movie review “Gran Torino.”

The Wrestler

A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) as he makes his way through the independent circuit. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and movie review “The Wrestler.”

The Reader

In late 1950s Germany, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg begins an affair with Hanna (Kate Winslet), a woman in her mid-thirties.

Not yet Milk

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Let’s talk about … Books Baby! Natalie Ditmars and Caitlin Slessor give you the cliff notes. What are they reading right now and which books can’t they wait to crack open.

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Ahhh, Half Price Books . In a world of $26 books, Half Price Books is like a breath of fresh air because — as the name suggests — all of the books are half off the cover price. Half Price Books has an excellent (and ever changing) selection of books, plus used CD’s and DVD’s. Do not miss the clearance section where you can get cheap books, even cheaper. I totally recommend visiting Half Price Books if you are in the market for a good read but not really sure what you want or if you are taking a trip. They have a great selection of travel books. Sure, some of them are a couple years old. But really, how much has Washington, D.C. really changed since 2005? I would not recommend Half Price Books if you are looking for a particularly popular new release; it is kind of hit-or-miss in the new release department. When your inventory is composed of used books, that’s to be expected. Plus, not only can you buy used books, you can also return your old books for cash. They’ll tally up your books while you peruse the stacks and inevitably pick out more books that you just have to have. While I like the concept, it is a little disconcerting when I drop off 20 really good (in my opinion) books and receive about $4 in return. Given that I can’t walk out of the store with less

than two books in hand, I end up losing money each time I drop off books. But hey, it makes me feel better knowing that the books I drop off may grace another reader’s book shelves one day and hopefully bring some joy into his or her life.

by John Irving. I am currently reading this book and must say it is an interesting read! It is about a little boy and his tattoo artist mom who go in search of the little boy’s tattoo addicted, organ playing father. Yeah…definitely interesting.

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It details the drama that followed Lincoln’s assassination as the assassins fled from the authorities. This is an excellent book and, as an added bonus, you will be sure to acquire some random facts to toss out at your next cocktail party.

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With roots all over the area, including Marion, Waterloo, Waverly and Cedar Rapids, Smokin’ Guns’ original lineup was born in the late 1980’s. After a hiatus of more than a decade, three of the original members reunited. They found a new drummer and bassist, but “it wasn’t until after Thanksgiving (2008) that we started practicing every week,” says the band. That led to a New Year’s Eve booking and “the stage was set for the return of the “Smokin’ Guns,” they say. Focusing essentially on country, Smokin’ Guns has a few surprises up its’ sleeve, mixing in random rock like Poison’s “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” or metal in the case of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” The lead singing duties are shared, with most of the rock tunes sung by drummer Darren and the country left to the cowboy-hat-wearing Derrick. Inexplicably, while having a drummer who sings, they do not yet play any tunes by the Eagles or Genesis. So much for clichés. “We believe that the reason we are so different from other groups is that we all have a variety of tastes and styles in music. Our inspirations range from Dierks Bentley and Joe Diffie to Buddy Holly and The Eagles,” says Derrick. “We are excited to get our name back out there, make great music and have fun.” The members’ connection and friendship of more than 15 years is obvious in the tightness of their playing as is the enjoyment of the material. If country is your thing, it will be hard to avoid getting up to dance. If it isn’t, you will still find it difficult to keep your toes from tapping.

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UPWARD BOUND SUMMER POSITIONS The Coe College Upward Bound Project is accepting applications for the following positions:

• Tutor/Counselors: (9 positions) - to provide academic, social, and recreational activities, counseling, and supervision of high school aged students in a residential summer program. Applicants must be a current college student and have good college-level academic skills.

• Resident Hall Director: (1 position) - Develops and implements the residential component of a pre-college summer program. Duties include supervising college age staff, overseeing high-school-aged students, maintaining rules and regulations, and organizing biweekly dorm meetings. Applicants must have good communication skills, the ability to supervise college age staff, and be a dynamic contributor to an administrative team. B.A. degree or past experience with Upward Bound preferred.

• Assistant Resident Hall Director: (1 position) - to assist the Dorm Director in the Development and implementation of the residential component of a pre-college summer program. Duties include supervising tutor/counselors, overseeing highschool-aged students, maintaining rules and regulations and organizing biweekly dorm meetings. Applicants must have good communication skills and the ability to supervise college age staff - B.A. or past experience with Upward Bound preferred.

• Assistant Activity Director: (1 position) - to assist the activity director in the development and implementation of the activity component of a pre-college summer program. Duties include supervising tutor/counselors, implementing planned evening activities and helping maintain rules and regulations. Applicants must have good communications skills and the ability to supervise college age staff-B.A. or past experience with Upward Bound preferred. The earliest possible start date for The Coe College Upward Bound Summer Program will be May 28, and the latest end date will be July 29, 2009. Living in the dormitory for the duration of the program is required for all positions. Applications are available by calling the Coe College Upward Bound Office at (319) 399-8536. The deadline for applications is February 27, 2009 Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Year of the River: Flood Photography from The Gazette @ CRMA The exhibit of photography by The Gazette’s photojournalists ends February 22 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and college students, children are free.

The New Bohemia Winter Dance Party @ 1st Avenue LIVE! Proceeds from The New Bohemia Winter Dance Party with the Diplomats of Solid Sound featuring the Diplometts and special guests Justin Crippen and the Revival will help the Czech Village and New Bohemia Cultural District. The dance is from 6 to 11 p.m. at 1st Avenue LIVE!, 3701 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $8 per person or $14 per couple.

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Thursday

February 12 Music Pianist Shannon Janssen

6 p.m. Cedar Grille, Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 393-6600 or www.shannonjanssen.com See also Friday listing

Time for Three

7:30 p.m. City High School, 1900 Morningside Dr., Iowa City. Violinists Zachary DePue and Nick Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer. Cost: $15 to $30. (319) 335-1160

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Karaoke by MK Productions

8 p.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE. (319) 377-6386

Chris Miller

7 p.m. Checkers Tavern, 3120 Sixth St. SW. No cover. (319) 364-9927; www.checkerstavern.com

Tom “T-Bone” Giblin

9 p.m. J.M. O’Malley’s Pub and Eatery, 1502 H Ave. NE. (319) 369-9433

Brian Holmes Karaoke with Amanda

Ambroz Rec Center, 2000 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5731

Smart Start Story Time

10 a.m. Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha. (319) 393-1414 or www. hiawathalibrary.com

Theater

Lincoln’s Birthday

7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. $30; $25 Brucemore members. (319) 362-7375 See also Friday and Saturday listings

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln! 10:30 a.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Free. (319) 398-5123

Happy Birthday Abe!

3 to 5 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. For all ages. (319) 356-5200

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

5 to 7 p.m. The Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

Books/Readings Book Discussion: “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

2 p.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. By Zora Neale Hurston.

Live from Prairie Lights

Film

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

“Roxanne”

Showtime Karaoke

9 p.m. Viking Lounge, 1971 16th Ave. SW. (319) 364-1441 IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Pieta Brown with the Awful Purdies

8 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. $10. (319) 351-9529; www.icmill.com

Strange Arrangement

9 p.m. Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. (319) 3376464; www.iowacityyachtclub.org

For Children Tot Lot

8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Coralville Rec Center, 1506 Eighth St., Coralville. Cost: $1. (319) 248-1750 See also Tuesday listing

Children’s Story Time

9:30 a.m. Russell D. Cole Library, Cornell College, Mount Vernon. (319) 895-4271

Fairy Tale Fun Time 10 a.m.

“Dear Sweetheart: The Letters of Howard and Margaret Hall”

“Guys on Ice: An Ice Fishing Musical Comedy”

7:30 p.m. Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Tickets: $23 or $26 adults, $12 youths. (319) 338-7672 or www. riversidetheatre.org Also Friday through Sunday

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

8 p.m. University of Iowa Theatre Building, Iowa City. Cost: $8 to $17. (319) 3351160/1-(800) 426-2437 See also Friday through Sunday and Wednesday listings

“White Elephant”

8 p.m. UI Theatre Building, Iowa City. $6; $4 UI students See also Friday through Sunday listings

7 p.m. Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. Stephen Lovely reads from “Irreplaceable.” Free.

Sammy’s Lounge, 5521 Center Point Rd. NE. (319) 393-8174 8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE. (319) 365-9067

335-3041/1-(800) 346-4401 See also Friday and Saturday listings

2 p.m. Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St., Coralville. Free. (319) 248-1850

Art Events Painting Courses

1 to 3 p.m. Amana Arts Guild Painting Studio, Amana. Participants need to provide their own supplies. $55. (319) 622-3562

Kristin Stoeffler reception

5 to 9 p.m. CornerHouse Gallery & Frame, 2753 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-4348

Basic Wirework Earrings

5:30 p.m. Dawn’s Hide & Bead Away, 220 E. Washington St., Iowa City. $54. (319) 338-1566

Dance Country Dance

7 to 10:30 p.m. Iowa City Eagles Club, 225 Highway 1 W., Iowa City. Host: IC Country Dancers. Lessons at 7:30, open to the public. Admission: $5. (319) 624-2687

UI Department of Dance presents Faculty/Graduate Concert

8 p.m. Space Place Theater, North Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City. $6 to $12. (319)

FRIDAY

Unknown Component

7:30 p.m. Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse, 1271 First Ave. SE. No cover. (319) 363-4333

Trux

9 p.m. Checkers Tavern, 3120 Sixth St. SW. No cover. (319) 364-9927; www.checkerstavern.com 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Singles Nite Out with DJ Doug Shalla 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 801 33rd Ave. SW. (319) 363-0291

Drag Show

9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE. (319) 378-4627

Central Standard Time

Natty Nation

9 p.m. Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. $7. (319) 3376464; www.iowacityyachtclub.org AREA

J.R. Brown

9 p.m. Drinks Neighborhood Pub, North Liberty. (319) 626-3388

Big Daddy Ernie Peniston

5 p.m. Final Mix 8:30 p.m. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. (319) 648-1234

7 p.m. Java Creek Cafe, 588 Boyson Rd. NE. No cover. (319) 294-2401; www.javacreekcafe.com

Lazer Productions

Jazz with Eddie Piccard

Out & About

7 p.m. Lighthouse Inn, 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE. (319) 362-3467

Pretend Rockstar

9 p.m. Otis’ Tailgators Sports Bar, 3969 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. No cover. (319) 393-6621 9 p.m. Rumors Bar and Grill, 400 F Ave. NW. No cover. (319) 286-0806

Music

5 p.m. The Picador, 330 E. Washington St. (319) 354-4788; www.thepicador.com

Carlis Faurot and Glenn Lonsdale

Strangely Familiar

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Young Coyotes, Single Indian Tear, Olivia Rose Muzzy

Brian Holmes Karaoke with Willie

9 p.m. Mickey’s Bar, Vinton. (319) 472-9086

Cedar Rapids Public Library Bridge Facility opening

9 a.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5123

Mixed Martial Arts fights

5 p.m. Cedar County Fairgrounds, Tipton. $25. (563) 357-4923

Minds Matter Team Trivia

Large Midgets

6 p.m. Coralville Marriott Conference Center, 300 East Ninth St., Coralville. Proceeds support the Community Mental Health Center. $80 per team.

7 p.m. Unity Center of Cedar Rapids, 3791 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 431-7550

Eclypse Karaoke

World’s Toughest Bulls & Broncs

Vienna Boys’ Choir

Karaoke

Pianist Shannon Janssen

6 p.m. Cedar Grille, Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 393-6600 or www.shannonjanssen.com

Drumming Circle

7:30 p.m. West High School Auditorium, 2901 Melrose Ave., Iowa City. $15 to $40. 1-(800) 426-2437

Bop Ensemble: Bill Bourne, Wyckham Porteus, Jas

8 p.m. CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. $16; $19 day of show. (319) 364-1580 See also Saturday listing

Sammy’s Lounge, 5521 Center Point Rd. NE. (319) 393-8174

3rd Street Saloon, 1202 1/2 Third St. SE. (319) 366-0414 9 p.m. VIP Lounge, 648 Eighth St., Marion. (319) 377-9082 The Wheel’er In, 895 Blairs Ferry Rd., Marion. (319) 373-4212 IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Country dance with DJ Scoot-A-Boot 7 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 225 Highway 1 W. $6. (319) 337-9505

The Schwag

9 p.m. The Industry, 211 Iowa Ave. $6. (319) 337-9107

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EMC

9 p.m. Beckett’s Pub & Eatery, 5300 Edgewood Rd. NE. no cover. (319) 393-4037

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder

“Java Blend” with William Elliott Whitmore Noon The Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington St. (319) 341-0012

The Beaker Bros.

7:30 p.m. U.S. Cellular Center, 370 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $20.25 to $57.25. 1-(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com See also Saturday listing

For Children Kids Movie Night

6 p.m. Hiawatha Community Center, Hiawatha. “Over the Hedge 2” with activities

Films “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives”

7:30 p.m. International Center, Old Capitol Town Center Mall, Iowa City. Discussion to follow.

Art Events Robert Naujoks “Recent Work”

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CALENDAR Mercy College, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 368-6475, Ext. 6

Comedy Mike Armstrong

8 p.m. Penguins Comedy Club at the Clarion Hotel, 525 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, $15; $17 at the door. www.penguinscomedyclub.com or (319) 362-8133 See also Saturday listing

8 p.m. University of Iowa Theatre Building, Iowa City. Cost: $8 to $17. (319) 3351160 or 1-(800) 426-2437 See also Saturday and Sunday listings

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”

8 p.m. Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Written by Eve Ensler. $10; $5 students/staff/seniors. (319) 399-8600 See also Saturday and Sunday listings

“White Elephant”

Dance Sweetheart’s Ball

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City. $10 or $15

UI Department of Dance presents Faculty/Graduate Concert

8 p.m. Space Place Theater, North Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City. $6 to $12. (319) 335-3041/1-(800) 346-4401 See also Saturday listing

8 p.m. UI Theatre Building, Iowa City. $6; $4 UI students See also Saturday and Sunday listings

SATURDAY February 14

“Love Letters”

5:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana. By Old Creamery Theatre. Cost: $40, includes dinner and show. 1-(800) 352-6262 or info@ oldcreamery.com See also Saturday listing

“Dear Sweetheart: The Letters of Howard and Margaret Hall”

7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. $30; $25 Brucemore members. (319) 362-7375 See also Saturday listing

“Lost In Yonkers”

7:30 p.m. TCR Lindale, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $10 to $25. (319) 366-8591 See also Sunday listing

“Tales of Love and Hate”

7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. By SPT Theatre. Original sketches and live music. $20. (319) 361-5297 See also Saturday listing

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9 p.m. Studio 13, 13 S. Linn St. (319) 338-7145; www.sthirteen.com

Checkers Karaoke

Mint Wad Willy, The White Tornado Outbreak, Mannix!

9 p.m. Checkers Tavern, 3120 Sixth St. SW. No cover. (319) 364-9927; www.checkerstavern.com

Harold Gray

9 p.m. Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. $5. (319) 337-6464; www.iowacityyachtclub.org

6 p.m. The Coffee Emporium, 1725 Boyson Rd., Hiawatha. (319) 393-2500

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Drag show

HyperFuzz

6 to 11 p.m. 1st Avenue Live, 3701 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Music by the Diplomats of Solid Sound featuring the Diplomettes with special guests Justin Crippen and the Revival. $8 single, $14 couple. Contact: new.bohemia@gmail.com

Cedar Rapids Symphony/Orchestra Iowa presents Masterworks V: “Spotlight Hollywood” 8 p.m. Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $21 to $54. (319) 366-8203

Eddie Money

8 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside. $32 to $39. 1-(877) 677-3456

Bop Ensemble: Bill Bourne, Wyckham Porteus, Jas

8 p.m. CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. $16; $19 day of show. (319) 364-1580 8 to 10:30 p.m. Paul Engle Center, 1600 Fourth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $3 to $5 9 p.m. Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. South Asian a cappella competition. $8.

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Karaoke by Rock and Thunder in Kitty’s Lounge 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE. no cover. (319)

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7 p.m. Java Creek Cafe, 588 Boyson Rd. NE. No cover. (319) 294-2401; www.javacreekcafe.com

6 to 9 p.m. Scooters Bar and Grill, Anamosa. 319) 462-3663

Jazz with Eddie Piccard

12:30 p.m. Three Finger Saloon, Lisbon. (319) 455-5039

7 p.m. Lighthouse Inn, 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE. No cover. (319) 362-3467

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke 9 p.m. Red Lion, 3970 Center Point Rd. NE. (319) 393-9858

Karaoke with Mike Flack

9 p.m. Rumors Bar and Grill, 400 F Ave. NW. (319) 286-0806

Brian Holmes Karaoke with Alyssa

9 p.m. Sammy’s Lounge, 5521 Center Point Rd. NE. (319) 393-8174

Knitting Classes

10 a.m. to noon Amana Arts Guild, Amana. Learn how to knit a scarf and advance to other projects on an individual basis. For ages 8 through adult. $15. (319) 668-2082

Cedar Rapids Public Library Bridge Facility opening

10 a.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5123 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $5 families; $3 adults; $1 students and seniors. (319) 362-1501

Valentines Sweetheart Steak Fry

New Bohemia Winter Dance Party

Out & About

Civil War Re-enactors

Jasmine

“The Vagina Monologues”

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

Pulse Dance Party

9 p.m. Cabo Grill, 2730 Edgewood Rd. SW. (319) 390-0277.

Touch of Class Show Choir Invitational

Gathe Raho

7:30 p.m. Ballantyne Auditorium, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. $5 to $8. (319) 398-5578 See also Saturday and Sunday listings

Crazy Delicious

9 p.m. The Picador, 330 E. Washington St. (319) 354-4788; www.thepicador.com

Music

Valentine’s Day Broken Heart Bawl

“Wonder of the World”

9 p.m. Beckett’s Pub & Eatery, 5300 Edgewood Rd. NE. (319) 393-4037

9 p.m. Hot Shots Bar and Grill, Anamosa. (319) 462-9913

7:30 p.m. Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building A, Iowa City. Iowa City Community Theatre. Cost: $10 to $15. (319) 338-0443 See also Saturday and Sunday listings 7:30 p.m. Starlighters II Theatre, Anamosa. $10 to $11. (319) 462-4793 See also Saturday and Sunday listings

Nassor Cooper

Marah with Stacy Webster & David Lumberg of The Mayflies

9 and 11 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE. (319) 378-4627

8:10 a.m. to 10:25 p.m. Benton Community High School, Van Horne. $10

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Shima’s Country Sounds

David Casas

5 p.m. Polyester Blend 5 p.m. New Venue 8:30 p.m. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. (319) 648-1234

Terry McCauley

9 p.m. Melsha’s Tap, Swisher. No cover. (319) 857-4447

Frisco

7 p.m. Colony Village Restaurant & Lounge, Williamsburg. (319) 668-1223

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

1 p.m. Tempest Games, 212 Edgewood Rd. NW, Suite K, Cedar Rapids. Advanced format. Free. Contact: shawnw@q.com

World’s Toughest Bulls & Broncs

7:30 p.m. U.S. Cellular Center, 370 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $20.25 to $57.25. 1-(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

For Children Kids Kitchen Takeover: February Fun, ages 3 to 5 10 a.m. Club Room, Edgewood Road Hy-Vee, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. $5 per child. Must preregister and prepay. (319) 378-0762

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!

1 p.m. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 8622101, Ext. 22

Crown Karaoke with Mike 8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE. (319) 365-9067

Gibbs Brothers

3rd Street Saloon, 1202 1/2 Third St. SE. (319) 366-0414

Showtime Karaoke

9 p.m. Viking Lounge, 1971 16th Ave. SW. No cover. (319) 364-1441 IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Holding Mercury with the Melsamatics

9 p.m. The Industry, 211 Iowa Ave. $5. (319) 337-9107

Sweetheart’s Serenade w/ the Finders

5:30 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. $35; $42 at the door. (319) 351-9529; www.icmill.com

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Valentine’s Day Nature Center Valentine Sweet Treat 9 a.m. Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. $10

7:30 p.m. Starlighters II Theatre, Anamosa. $10 to $11. (319) 462-4793 See also Sunday listing

“Wonder of the World”

7 to 11 p.m. Old Brick, 26 E. Market St. Iowa City. $10

7:30 p.m. Ballantyne Auditorium, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. $5 to $8. (319) 398-5578 See also Sunday listing

Annual Valentine’s Dance

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

Valentine’s Dance

9:30 p.m. Legion Hall, Delhi. $5

Films “Role Models”

Midnight Bijou Theater, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City. $2

Comedy Mike Armstrong

10 p.m. Penguins Comedy Club at the Clarion Hotel, 525 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, $15; $17 at the door. 7:30 p.m. show sold out. www.penguinscomedyclub.com or (319) 362-8133

8 p.m. University of Iowa Theatre Building, Iowa City. Cost: $8 to $17. (319) 3351160 or 1-(800) 426-2437 See also Sunday listing

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”

UI Department of Dance presents Faculty/Graduate Concert

8 p.m. Space Place Theater, North Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City. $6 to $12. (319) 335-3041/1-(800) 346-4401

“Love Letters”

12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana. By Old Creamery Theatre. Cost: $40, includes dinner and show. 1-(800) 352-6262 or info@ oldcreamery.com

“Dear Sweetheart: The Letters of Howard and Margaret Hall”

7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. $30; $25 Brucemore members. (319) 362-7375

1 to 3 p.m. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 551-9037

Nitelife

Animal Tales Storytime: Pandas

CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

Craig Erickson

6 p.m. Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 1602 E Ave. NE. No cover. (319) 364-5754 9 p.m. Rumors Bar and Grill, 400 F Ave. NW. (319) 286-0806

Man Made Man, Albino Spiders, Burn The Rest, Grave Corp

Sunday night pub quiz

9 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. $1. (319) 351-9529; www.icmill.com

6 p.m. The Picador, 330 E. Washington St. (319) 354-4788; www.thepicador.com

Music Cedar Rapids Symphony/Orchestra Iowa presents Masterworks V: “Spotlight Hollywood”

“Benny, Glenn, Tommy and Friends: A Big Band Concert”

2 p.m. Elkader Opera House, Elkader. $15; $10 ages 30 and younger. (563) 873-2378

Zoran Jakovcic, violin

2 p.m. Old Capitol Senate Chamber, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St. No cover. (319) 337-6464; www.iowacityyachtclub.org AREA

Richie Lee

2 p.m. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. (319) 648-1234

Out & About Bridal/Prom Show/Open House

1 to 4 p.m. Diamond Limousine, Fairfax. Free. (319) 846-8130

Central Corridor Gamers

6 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 400 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3635799 or dan@ccgamers.org See also Wednesday listing

“Lost In Yonkers”

Winter READ

Theater “Guys on Ice: An Ice Fishing Musical Comedy”

2 p.m. Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. Tickets: $23 or $26 adults, $12 youths. (319) 338-7672 or www. riversidetheatre.org

“Bus Stop”

Films

2 p.m. Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building A, Iowa City. Iowa City Community Theatre. Cost: $10 to $15. (319) 338-0443

Lincoln and Blackhawk

“The Vagina Monologues”

Countdown to the Oscars

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer”

Hourly beginning at 10 a.m. Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry. Free. (563) 873-3491 See also Monday listing 2 p.m. James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville. “The Departed,” rated R. Popcorn and beverages provided

“Jane Eyre”

Grateful Dead Night

February 15

2 p.m. University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City. Stories for elementary-age students. Free. (319) 335-0480 2 to 4 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Free. (319) 356-5200, Ext. 6

Karaoke with Mike Flack

“White Elephant”

8 p.m. UI Theatre Building, Iowa City. $6; $4 UI students See also Sunday listing

Arts a la Carte, 408 First Ave., Coralville. Cost: $5 per class; $20 for five classes. (319) 400-4695

Playing with History

2 p.m. Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Written by Eve Ensler. $10; $5 students, staff and seniors. (319) 399-8600 See also Sunday listing

2 p.m. West High School Auditorium, 2901 Melrose Ave., Iowa City. $21 to $54. (319) 366-8203

Theater

3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2701 Rochester Ave., Iowa City. $6 to $15. (319) 430-4165

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

SUNDAY

Dance

For children

Music a la Carte

2 p.m. Community Room, lower level, Westdale Mall, 2600 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Presented by Cedar Rapids Public Library. First half shown Sunday; second half shown Feb. 22

Books/Readings

It’s A Mystery Book Grou 10 a.m. to noon, Coralville Public Library, Coralville. (319) 248-1850

Dance

2 p.m. Starlighters II Theatre, Anamosa. $10 to $11. (319) 462-4793

2 p.m. Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Written by Eve Ensler. $10; $5 students, staff and seniors. (319) 399-8600

“White Elephant”

2 p.m. UI Theatre Building, Iowa City. $6; $4 UI students

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” 2 and 8 p.m. University of Iowa Theatre Building, Iowa City. Cost: $8 to $17. (319) 3351160 or 1-(800) 426-2437

“Lost In Yonkers”

2:30 p.m. TCR Lindale, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $10 to $25. (319) 366-8591

Line Dancing Class

3 p.m. Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City. For adults ages 50 and over. Free. (319) 356-5224 See also Tuesday listing

Argentine folkloric dance workshop

“Wonder of the World”

2:30 p.m. Ballantyne Auditorium, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. $5 to $8. (319) 398-5578

4 p.m.

Lose The Glasses

7:30 p.m. TCR Lindale, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. $10 to $25. (319) 366-8591 See also Sunday listing

“Tales of Love and Hate”

Now Offering 24 Months No Interest*

7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Original sketches and live music. $20. (319) 361-5297

*Monthly payments required; Subject to credit approval; Surgery before 3-31-09 *Lee Birchansky, M.D., A.B.E.S. • Richard Stangler, M.D.

“Bus Stop”

7:30 p.m. Johnson County Fairgrounds, Building A, Iowa City. Iowa City Community Theatre. Cost: $10 to $15. (319) 338-0443 See also Sunday listing

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