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CONTENTS

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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.

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

In The Kitchen

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I’m Just Sayin’

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

3 Things

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What’s got the Corridor all aTwitter? Tacos, pizza and the golden arches.

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Vesta’s chef and co-owner Seth Hershey doesn’t have anything to hide.

Twitterpated

Clean Plate Club

Andrea Dietzenbach goes to market, Nelson’s Meat Market that is.

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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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Five Minutes

What do these young adults want to see from the Obama administration?

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Taste Buds

Hungry? From neighborhood watering holes to fancy schmancy dining, these places might do the trick.

ON THE COVER

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People You Should Meet

Fave Five

A few of Kelsey Tumey’s favorite things: the Amana Colonies and a canoe trip down the Maquoketa River.

Christian Fong can’t stop running. Don’t know him? You should. Photography by Mark Tade

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Bar Guide

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

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Music Notes

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

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You’ve heard Wylde Nept. Now know their story.

Book Talk

Get Out

Take a break Friday at The Java House with Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend or get ready for summer’s gardening.

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Flicks

What’s coming, what’s here and what you need to catch before it’s just another title on your Netflix queue.

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Calendar

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


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The rest of the gang

Carly Weber

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Anne Kapler lives in Cedar

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. She needs to know who to talk to about getting a few more hours added to each day.

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Rapids, works in Iowa City, and shamelessly plans all her road trips around dining and food shopping. Visit her blog at www.pearvana.com She wrote this week’s

InTheKitchen, page 9.

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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. Enjoying a Sonic burger at some point during said weekend upgrades it from ‘great’ to ‘perfect.’

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Katie Mills Giorgio is a freelance writer living in Cedar Rapids who enjoys the balancing act of being a writer, wife, mom and hip young professional in the corridor. She wrote this week’s

Clean Plate

FiveMinutes, page 8.

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.

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Jamie Kelly is the social

media guide at The Gazette. You can stalk him online at twitter.com/jamietie or jamietie.com. He compiled this week’s

Book Talk

Twitterpated, page 8.

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.

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Micah Mogle is what

some would call a music fanatic. He loves all styles, genres and will listen to just about anything at least one time.

Book Talk

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.

He wrote this week’s

MusicNotes, page 18.

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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Getting on I-380 from the Seventh Street entrance in downtown Cedar Rapids the other day, I saw a sign that made me sad. And no. That’s not a metaphor. It was a real sign, sitting outside Occasions Floral Art Studio. The sign said “Store Closing.”

Closing? I thought. No! It’s not like I go there all the time. I wish I had it in my budget to have freshly arranged bouquets on a weekly basis. But, sadly, I don’t. Still. I have a special place in my heart for Occasions because Lori, the owner, did all the flowers for my wedding. And I love driving by her shop because the garden out front is always overflowing with gorgeous flowers. Plus she is just a lovely person. So being the intrepid reporter that I am (aka nosy), I called to find out if she was closing her retail part of the shop of if she is going out of business completely. As it turns out, it’s sort of both. She’s closing the store and the flower shop, but will continue to arrange flowers out of her home. That made me feel better for her. She’s now going to be able to refocus on flowers instead of the daily minutiae of running a retail store. Yay for her. But she’s downsizing and only doing work for past cli-

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ents. Sad for everyone in Cedar Rapids that hasn’t enjoyed her masterpieces. Her work is truly fantabulous. Good to know that we’re not completely losing one of Cedar Rapids’ small business owner gems completely. But still. It got me thinking that I need to walk the walk and do more

of my shopping locally.

If I’m going to get bent out of shape when I see that a local store is closing, I should probably contribute to their success. Instead of turning to Target when I need a last minute present I should run to stores I know I’d miss if they went under like Crazy Daisy in Cedar Rapids, Weeping Willow in Marion or Iowa Artisans Gallery in Iowa City. When I need a bottle of wine, what about Benz Beverage Depot or First Avenue Wine House? Every time I do land at one of these places I always try to make a mental note not to let the time between visits go so long the next time. But I inevitably do. Especially in today’s tumultuous economy, these businesses probably need my patronage more than ever. And a friend does have birthday coming up, so I’ll be able to make good on my promise.

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

Getting steamy

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids City Council has

vowed to try to find a way to keep what has been a low-cost steam heating system alive in and near the downtown. Alliant Energy, which owns the system and had produced the steam along with electricity at its coal-and-natural-gas-fueled power plant on Sixth Street NE just off the downtown, announced last week that it would likely not reinvest to repair the flood-damaged plant. Alliant is operating a temporary system of natural-gas-fueled boilers to create steam for the system in the city’s core, though at a price four to five times what it had been when the 110-year-old Sixth Street generating plant was up and running, city officials have said.

C’mon get happy

The Ga zette

IOWA CITY — It appears Iowa City won’t be issuing

a last call for happy hour. A majority of City Council members indicated at a work session last week that they did not support a proposal that would keep bars from changing drink prices each day or for certain periods in a day. The council did, however, express support for other alcohol-related proposals as it again took up an issue that has vexed this college town for years: what to do about a perceived bingedrinking problem, especially among young people. Among those ideas: tweaking the liquor license renewal guidelines, getting tough on those who drink while working at a place with a liquor license., doubling to $500 the fine for being younger than 19 in a bar after 10 p.m.

-JUUMF½TI CJHQPOE

Happy hour in Iowa City is safe for the time being. A majority of City Council members said that they did not support a proposal that would have ixnayed the popular practice.

Credit coffers

As the state and universities cut dollars from their budget, officials are not concerned that student aid will be slashed. And while tightening credit criteria for loans may leave some students unable to borrow money for college, those borrowing through public universities should encounter few issues, though, despite the floundering economy. Iowa’s three public universities participate in federal direct student loan programs, so the amount of money available to students borrowing through the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa is not expected to go down.

Bumper-to-bumper bummers

Commuters have a new ally. Thaddeus Ternes launched a new Web site www.corridorcommute. com that allows motorists to share information about traffic delays in real time. Ternes, a 25-yearold software engineer, and his wife, Jenae, use I-380 to get from their home in North Liberty to work in Cedar Rapids. Users of the free service publish information on the Web site or through Twitter, a micro-blogging platform used to share quick bits of information. Motorists can choose to have these updates sent to them in a text message, instant message, e-mail or RSS feed. SOURCE: THE GAZETTE

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THINGS NOT SURE WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND? CHECK OUT ONE, TWO OR ALL THREE OF THESE EVENTS AND YOU’LL HAVE TO TRY NOT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME. – ERIC CLARK

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A Modern Salon Thursday (1/15) to Saturday (1/17) and Jan. 22 to 24 @ 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 25 @ 2:30 p.m. Since when does Brucemore do hair? Whoops, it’s not THAT kind of salon. The “salon” in A Modern Salon actually refers to an old-time French tradition of like-minded friends gathering in a fancy house for an evening of stimulating entertainment. In the case of A Modern Salon, Brucemore will provide the fancy house and SPT Theatre will provide the entertainment. SPT is made up of local performing artists Doug Elliott, Gerard Estella, Janelle Lauer and Jane Pini, and they’ll be playing everything from classical music to rock ‘n’ roll while like-minded friends down provided wine and appetizers. E R I C C L A R K S H U N N E D M U S I C U N T I L H E WA S 1 2 A N D H A S B E E N OB S ES S ED W I T H I T EVER S I N C E. HE’S BEEN THE ARTS AND E N T E R TA I N M E N T R E P O R T E R AT T H E G A Z E T T E S I N C E 2 0 0 4 .

A Modern Salon 7:30 p.m. Thursday (1/15) to Saturday (1/17) and Jan. 22 to 24, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, $40, (319) 362-7375, www.brucemore.org

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THREE OTHER THINGS Kent Burnside & The New Generation 9 p.m. Thursday (1/15)

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The Mill Restaurant 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City $7, (319) 351-9529, www.icmill.com

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America Friday, January 16 @ 8 p.m. Maybe I’m too young, or maybe I’m too resistant to classic-rock radio, but until recently I knew pretty much nothing about America, one of the best-selling soft-rock bands of the ’70s. Unless you’re like me, you’re probably at least familiar with “A Horse with No Name” and “Sister Golden Hair,” America’s folky No. 1 hits. Perhaps I should give America a chance, especially since youngish hipsters Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins produced the group’s most recent album, 2007’s “Here & Now.” Also helping with the album were Ryan Adams and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Not too shabby. America 8 p.m. Friday (1/16), Riverside Casino, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside $35 or $45, (319) 648-1234, www.riversidecasinoandresort.com

Chris “Boom Boom” Johnson 8 p.m. Friday (1/16), 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday (1/17)

Ji-Yong Saturday, January 17 @ 2 p.m.

Penguins Comedy Club at The Clarion Hotel 525 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids $12.50, (319) 362-8133, www.penguinscomedyclub.com

When I was 16, I spent most of my time playing soccer, eating Domino’s pizza and playing Super Nintendo. Ji-Yong puts me (and surely you) to shame. At 16, he’s an acclaimed concert pianist who tours the world wowing crowds of all ages. Born in South Korea, Yong started playing by ear at age 5 on his family’s piano. His talent was obvious once his formal training began, and in 2000 his family moved to New York to further his schooling. Since then, Yong has won just about every award a young pianist can win. He’s also made all of us look very, very bad by comparison.

Rascal Flatts 8 p.m. Sunday (1/18) Wells Fargo Arena 730 Third St., Des Moines $50.75 or $66, (866) 553-2457, www.iowaeventscenter.com

Ji-Yong 2 p.m. Saturday (1/17), Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, $8 to $28, (319) 273-4849, www.uni.edu/gbpac

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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 Tacos will be had, and then the open road once again. I’m such a crazy person, driving that far. :D

I was going to buy my son Legos @ the store. But he threw a fit, so I bought him sweatpants instead. Don’t mess w/ momma.

FAME

WE SAW BIG CHANGES IN THE RECENT ELECTION YEAR. NOW THE NATION WAITS TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN ONCE A NEW PRESIDENT SITS IN THE OVAL OFFICE. WITH THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA AS THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JUST DAYS AWAY, WE CHECKED IN WITH CORRIDOR RESIDENTS TO SEE WHAT THEIR HOPES ARE FOR OUR NATION’S NEW LEADER. — KATIE MILLS GIORGIO

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What do you hope to see President

Obama accomplish in his first term?

ToddPM:

Does Iowa really not know what beer nuggets are? Please tell me I’m mistaken!

dzesika:

If I had a remote-start car, I’d wait until unsuspecting people walked past it to fire it up, too.

BradmanTV:

Bud Synhorst, 36

Jessica Huebbe, 28

Marion

Cedar Rapids

“He’s got to find a way to bring everybody together to fix the economy.”

“I would say dealing with the economic crisis.”

Jennifer Howards, 35

Jennifer Hougen, 37

Iowa City

Cedar Rapids

“I’d like to see him continue bringing opposite views together in order to accomplish the big changes he promised and to make them long lasting.”

“I would probably say healthcare reform. I definitely think health insurance for all Americans is important.”

Michael Weber, 20

Karla Twedt-Ball, 34

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids

“The two most pressing issues are the economy and our affairs over the puddle, but the economy is what needs the most attention. So I would say repairing the economy and getting a stimulus package pushed through that will help the economy and not push us further into recession.”

“Health care reform is my big concern. Clearly I want the war in Iraq to end and the economy to turn around, but those are givens that need to be attended to. I would put health care next on that agenda.”

Man I hate McDonald’s, but I love not being hungry...

gazettefood:

What is your favorite pizza

joint in Eastern Iowa?

abiteofsanity:

Attention Adobe: If you want to ever sell me on Lightroom, I need a way to move my pictures, with edits, from Aperture. Otherwise, no sale.

mariawitt:

wondering why on facebook people who didn’t like you then want to be “friends” now

Dweeze:

I wonder if Al Gore is really Tweeting or if it’s just a staff member?

Robin_Tucker:

Heading into a meeting; busy day... first hump day of 2009! Is it me or does it seem the first 7 days of the New Year is going fast?

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Seth Hershey, 28, Iowa City Chef and Co-owner @ Vesta, Coralville

Know a chef we should meet? E-mail hoopla@hooplanow.com

Tell me about Vesta. Vesta is named after the Roman goddess of the hearth and warmth. We wanted a real warm inviting atmosphere, and the hearth part plays in because I got a big brick oven shipped in, and we have a very open kitchen that everyone can see everything that’s going on. I call it the Food Network craze, where everyone wants to know where the food comes from.

What’s it like to cook in an open kitchen when everyone can see you? In other kitchens I worked in I never had a chance to see the customers out there, and it’s always been kind of a dream of mine to see everybody’s face, to see if they like the food — or if they don’t like the food. Just to know what they’re thinking about it.

You opened two weeks before the June floods. How did that affect business? We had to shut down for a few weeks. It was amazing how the community came down and helped sandbag, and a lot of people saw that we were down here. It took us a little bit longer to get started up, but now things are going well for us.

Why did you want to open a restaurant in Coralville? I felt that Coralville had a lot of chain restaurants and not a lot of higher-end restaurants. As opposed to being downtown Iowa City, where there’s One Twenty Six, Devotay, Linn Street Cafe, Atlas. And you don’t have to fight the college kids for a parking space. We have parking spaces behind the building.

How would you describe your culinary style? I’m very European, I guess. Nouveau. Nouveau is just new food techniques. Putting a new twist on things. Fusion is another word that they use a lot.

What’s your specialty? I would say our beef tenderloin is one of the specialties here. We have a beef tenderloin that comes out of Oskaloosa. We sear it, and we put a little bit of Dijon mustard and Gorgonzola cheese on top of it. Then we put it in our brick oven and cook it to temperature. We serve it on top of a creamy truffle risotto.

What do you like to cook at home? It’s funny you ask that. My fiancee does most of the cooking at home. I still like meatloaf and fried chicken and casseroles and things like that. Things that I’m not used to cooking in the restaurant. Comfort food.

Details: Vesta; 849 Quarry Road, Suite 100 (on the roundabout of the Coralville Marriott), Coralville; eat-in; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday; call (319) 338-3782 ; online at www.vestaiowa.com

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3 pounds garbanzo beans, strained and rinsed 1/2 bunch of cilantro 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup water 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tahini paste 1 tablespoon minced garlic Juice from 1 1/2 limes Salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Notes: At Vesta, hummus is served with naan, an Indian flatbread. It’s also a good spread/dip for crackers, pita bread and carrots. Tahini is a paste of ground sesame seeds. Look for it in the ethnic isle of large grocery stores, or at Middle Eastern/Mediterranean markets.

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Sampling the Corridor one plate at a time with Andrea Dietzenbach.

This Little Piggy

Went to Market

Having It My Way at nelson’s meat m arket What to do for lunch today? Head to Quiznos, where they know my name and have my Honey Bacon Club with no onions waiting for me at the door? Drive through McDonalds and hope they have a decent Happy Meal toy? Oh no! I’ll be going to Nelson’s Meat Market! My secret oasis of friendly faces and half-sandwiches made just how I like them. Nelson’s is the little meat market on the corner that you imagine Sam the Butcher worked at when Alice wasn’t bugging him for packages of his hamburger (wink, wink). It’s cute, authentic and locally owned for years in the Cedar Rapids community. The selection of meats is second-to-none but they also have a deli that serves great sandwiches, soups and salads. I love any place that is willing to make me a tiny sandwich with one slice of bread and only put green peppers and black olives on my salad. Sure, the kind-hearted woman behind the counter was skeptical when I turned down her offer of tomatoes. But I know she was just looking out for my best interest and wanted me to eat all of my vegetables. My egg salad sandwich was creamy and chock full of egg. My salad was a lovely heap of fresh veggies (no tomatoes!) with a zesty, creamy Italian dressing. For dessert I had a chewy chocolate chip cookie loaded with tiny chocolate chips.

One more secret: Nelson’s grills hamburgers and brats for lunch in the summer!

See you in line!

Details: Nelson’s Meat Market, 1140 Old Marion Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids eat-in or carryout; call (319) 393-8161

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Hungry and the McDonald’s 99-cent menu just won’t cut it? From neighborhood watering holes to fancy schmancy dining, these places might do the trick.

Don’t be blue

The Blue Strawberry Coffee Company is an

upscale coffee house offering gourmet coffees, pastries, desserts and bistro-style entrees, like soups and both breakfast and lunch paninis. The cafe reopened December 22 after nearly 4-feet of water destroyed much of the interior during the Floods of 2008. Fill-up fee: $5 to $7 Details: 118 Second Street SE, Cedar Rapids; eat-in, carry out,

catering; 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; call (319) 247-2583; online at www.blue-strawberry.com

Landing spot

The flood of 2008 has given birth to a new sports bar in northwest Cedar Rapids, Cedar Riving Landing, because the river literally landed in the former Parlor City Storage building in June 2008. Expect typical bar fare with a Cajun Creole Twist. The menu has typical options like pizzas and calzones and more unusual fare like alligator, crawfish chowder and jambalaya.

LET’S GET ROCKED!

LINE-UP CARD MONDAY $1 Domestic Pints

Fill-up fee: Under $10

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 6PM - 2AM

Details: 301 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids; eat-in; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday; call 319-364-1854

Get your fill

You won’t leave CiCi’s hungry. Get endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert for around $5. Unless your 3 years old or younger. Then you eat for free. Seriously. Need we say more. Fill-up fee: $5 Details: 2315 Edgewood Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids; eat-in; 11 a.m.

to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call (319) 396-6666; online at www.cicispizza.com

TUESDAY $1.50 Domestic Bottles Live Music w/ Jason Ray Brown WEDNESDAY

75¢ Domestic Pints

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Karaoke

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

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Christian Fong, 31, Cedar Rapids Head of Real Estate Capital Markets @ AEGON USA

Don’t know Christian Fong? You should.

Christian Fong doesn’t know how to sit still. He always tries to make it home before his three kids hit the hay at 8 p.m. But most days he’s pushing it. His day job — the one he gets paid for — is as a the head of capital markets at AEGON.

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He’s also been busy since June at the helm of www.CorridorRecovery. org, a job he landed in after calling the help hotline at the peak of June’s flooding.

These days that’s “like working inside a snow globe,” says Christian.“ Just when you think things have settled down (in the finance world), the evil genius child that owns the snow globe, shakes it up.”

Before all this, Christian was a small-town boy from western Iowa. He didn’t utter his first word until he was 4 years old, but life has been fast-paced ever since.

Lately all the hubbub in the markets could be enough to keep him late at the office. But, that’s not even close to the only reason he’s burning the midnight oil.

Christian is a former Division 1 cross-country runner and current triathlete.

Fong is the lone Cedar Rapidian and vice chair of the Generation Iowa Commission formed last year by Gov. Chet Culver to help make Iowa more attractive place for young adults.

Carly Weber is the editor of Hoopla. She moved to Cedar Rapids from Alaska and back again. But missed Iowa so much she couldn’t stay away.

post-flood Cedar Rapids as a place young people want to live, work and play. The city and the group are now looking to transisition the committee into a permanent entity.

In July he formed the Next Generation Committee, a group of young adults engaged in helping shape a

Literally and figuratively.

He skipped third grade. Less than a decade later, as a junior in high school, he ran out of classes and graduated at 16. Three years later, he graduated with a degree in statistics from Creighton University and went on to medical school at the University of Iowa -- until he realized the academic challenge of getting into the prestigious program was more appealing than the prospect of becoming a doctor.

“For a couple of weeks, I knew I didn’t like it. After a semester, I left,” he says. In 2003 he returned to school, this time out east at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University. When they left Iowa, Christian and his wife of 10 years, Jenelle, didn’t plan to come back. “I am an Iowan, have always loved Iowa. And yet I left. Why?” he says. The answer to that question is something Christian is passionate about finding. It has also sparked a passion for civic involvement that Christian never knew he possessed.

Did you know: Fong’s parents fortuitously chose a middle name for Fong that means servant in Chinese.

What he can do for you: Look him up if you need a state-ofthe-market briefing for dummies or if you want to have a hand in shaping this community for young adults.

“I had always seen politics as this vicious, competitive game of oneupsmanship,” he says. “What I’ve found is that it’s really filled with true public servants.” He can now see a lifetime in it, hopefully implementing, not just suggesting, policy. “I would like to find myself in a policymaking group,” Fong says. “For the first time I’m looking around and thinking I could see myself running for office.” -CARLY WEBER

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A few of Kelsey Tumey’s favorite things: the Amana Colonies and a canoe trip down the Maquoketa River.

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Canoeing and riverfloating on the Maquoketa River This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the Iowa scenery along the Maquoketa River near Monticello. The trip takes nearly half the day to travel, and then you have a chance to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors.

Canoeing and riverfloating on the Maquoketa River 21430 River Rd , Monticello

Amana Colonies Visits to the Amana Colonies, 17 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids on Hwy 151, for the great food and festivities are always enjoyable. There are a number of

different festivities that are held year round. Amana also offers the local Millstream Brewery and many local wineries.

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Sundown Mountain

Not just your ordinary movie setting, the 61 Drive-In, located five miles south of Maquoketa of Hwy 61, is a great way to get outside and enjoy something unique. This is a great activity for couples, groups and kids.

As the closest destination for Iowa skiing, Sundown Mountain, outside Dubuque, offers hills for all levels. A quick day trip is a great get-a-way over the weekend in the winter months.

Sundown Mountain 16991 Asbury Rd,

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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.

Ge t S m a r t w i t h m a l c o l m gladwell Have you read Malcolm Gladwell? If not, you should. It may make you feel smarter. “Outliers,” “Blink” and “The Tipping Point” are a rollicking good time. Well, a rollicking good time if reading social science books is fun to you. In fact, the book jacket of Outliers claims that his other two books are “Two of the most influential books of the past decade.” Still not convinced? Would it help to be assured that they are fairly quick reads? While I don’t yet know what social changes have been spurred by Gladwell’s books, they certainly made me think differently. Any one of these three books will give you a feel for Gladwell’s writing and help you decide whether to read more. He is excited about his topics and it shows. You decide if you care. — C a itli n

In “Outliers,” Gladwell tells us that genius and overachievement are due more to circumstance than to personal attributes. In other words, nurture is probably more important than nature. Bill Gates had some amazing luck; the man with the highest known IQ is someone you’ve never heard of because of his really crappy luck. A whole village in Pennsylvania has no known history of heart disease because of their community, not their personal dedication to cardio and vegetarianism. And on and on. Really, it’s fascinating. It doesn’t hurt that it helps me embrace my average-ness as not my fault. The main concept of “The Tipping Point” is that it takes one small detail (or the unlikely convergence of a few details) to turn something into an epidemic. The question he seeks to answer (about whatever phenomenon) is “why here and why now?” What makes a product catch on virally? What makes a whole community contract a disease? You’ll meet the “connectors,” the “mavens” and the “salespeople.” This is the cast of characters that Gladwell has identified as being crucial to spreading ideas, trends, etc. From Paul Revere to teenage smoking, the illustrations of his point are fun to read.

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“Blink” looks into decision that happens without consideration. The book is an exploration in those snap decisions that we just can’t explain. He examines the difference between good and bad decision-makers. This applies to policing, advertising, and a slew of other professions, as well as our daily lives.

N ext o n m y l i s t: T h e G reat K in d le De bate.

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What’s coming, what’s here and what you’d better hurry to the multiplex to see before it’s just another title on your Netflix queue.

Coming Friday, January 16 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.

Friday, January 23 Inkheart A little girl (Eliza Bennett) rallies her friends – both real and imaginary -- to rescue her father (Brendan Fraser), a bookbinder who can bring characters to life by reading aloud, from the clutches of an evil-doer (Andy Serkis).

Friday, January 30 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.

Already here 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.

Going Bedtime Stories

Somehow, someway, the lavish bedtime stories that a hotel handyman (Adam Sandler) tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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.”

Revolutionary Road

Their epic love was giddy, passionate, unshakable — until the ship hit the iceberg and sank. The stars of “Titanic,” Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, share a far different love story in “Revolutionary Road,” playing a couple whose marriage comes undone as they seek meaning amid the stifling conformity of the 1950s.

Marley and Me

An impossibly cute, but impossible-to-live-with yellow Labrador retriever named Marley teaches his newlywed owners (Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson) a thing or two about patience and parenthood.

Valkyrie

Tom Cruise stars as German Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, who led a group of insiders in a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a briefcase bomb. Key scenes were shot at actual places in Germany where events occurred, including Bendlerblock, the place where the anti-Nazi conspirators were executed.

Seven Pounds

A professional man (Will Smith) who is close to suicide for his role in an auto accident that claimed the lives of seven people finds a reason to live, and to atone, when he falls for a woman (Rosario Dawson) who wants to help him deal with his grief. HooplaNow.com extra: Two guys, a girl and movie

review “Seven Pounds.”

Yes Man

What happens when you agree with everyone and say “yes” to everything? Carl (Jim Carrey) is about to find out when he chooses to become overly agreeable for an entire year.

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

Wylde Nept THE TALENT Jon Southwood, Brian Fahrner, Westan James, Wayne Twombley, Steven James and George Curtis Jr.

THE SOUND Celtic

THE GIGS Don’t miss their St. Patrick’s Day show. Location TBA.

THE ALBUM “A Drop of the Creature,” “Live in 3D,” “Traditional Routes” and “All’s Fair”

THE MUSIC Hear an mp3 of Wylde Nept at www.HooplaNow.com P H OTO P R O V I D E D

THE REST OF THE STORY

Wylde Nept

www.WyldeNept.com

It is very refreshing to come across something new and different that kind of wakes up your senses and gives you that kick to the eardrums you have been looking for. Wylde Nept delivers just that kind of sound.

grounds and ages and transport them all to a different place. The music starts and people seem to forget about their daily problems and issues and raise a glass with someone they may or may not even know and begin to sing along to an Irish tune.

Wylde Nept was started when a few of the guys found each other during a camping trip at a Celtic music festival and have been playing ever since. Their music, primarily inspired by traditional folk, is lively, fun and sure get your face smiling and foot tapping.

The band plays many traditional songs like, “Whiskey in the Jar,” “The Scotsman” and many more. They also have many original songs like “Bewitchin’ Brenda” and “The Gallows.” They have been called a folk band, rock band, and have even opened for Fog Hat once upon a time. But they don’t just perform the music, or try to re-create the songs how they may have originally been presented. Instead they capture the feeling behind the songs and do an incredible job at putting it to music and sucking in the audience.

“I find the spirit of the songs and then link music to feelings,” says Westan James, Wylde Nept’s lead singer. Listening to Wylde Nept, you can have tear in the eye during one song and then swing a beer wildly around while singing with a crowd during the next. George Curtis Jr., the bands percussionist, says it’s their motto, “If it’s not fun, then were not going to do it,” that’s kept the band together so well. That’s clear during each and every one of their shows. Seemingly with out effort this band is able to take a crowded room of people from all different back

“Come see us. If you don’t like folk music you might change your mind,” says George. I can tell you for sure this isn’t like folk music you have heard before and being at a show brings it even further to life. Be ready to have fun, always keep your drink full at the ready, and when you hear the word “Sligo”, tip a glass with the rest of the crowd. — MICAH MOGLE

M I C A H I S W H AT S O M E W O U L D C A L L A M U S I C F A N AT I C . H E L O V E S A L L S T Y L E S , G E N R E S A N D W I L L L I S T E N TO J U S T ABOUT ANYTHING AT LEAST ONE TIME.

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Take a break Friday at The Java House or get ready for summer’s gardening.

Who doesn’t need a break this time of year. For some instant gratification head on over to the Java House in downtown Iowa City for a live recording of Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend. If you’re a planner, put these two events on your calendar. Ignore the snow on the ground and start flexing that green thumb now at the annual Winter Garden Fair. Or get out those dancing shoes and get ready to shake your groove thang while raising money for kiddos with cancer at the University of Iowa’s Dance Marathon.

For the ansty gardener

For the dancing fool

For anyone that needs a break

Winter Gardening Fair

University of Iowa Dance Marathon

Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend

Information: www.dancemarathon.org

Information: calling (319) 398-1022 or at www.extension.iastate.edu/linn.

Information: http://wsui.uiowa.edu/java_blend.htm

Get your garden fix now even though there’s still oodles of snow on the ground. Sign up now for the Iowa State University’s Linn County Master Gardeners’ annual garden fair. Black thumbs are welcome to apply.

Start shining your dancing shoes now for the University of Iowa Dance Marathon. The event raises money for children with cancer who are being treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospitals. An entire year of events culminates with the 24-hour dance marathon.

The fair is Feb. 7 from from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Make up snow day is Feb. 21. Admission including a box lunch is $49.

This year’s event is Feb. 6 and 7 from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donate or sign up to dance online.

Head over to The Java House in downtown Iowa City for some live music and a jolt of caffeine. Every week Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians. This week, hear The Recliners, the Iowa Citybased band that defies classification. Java Blend is taped live every Friday at noon at The Java House, 211 ½ E. Washington Street, Iowa Public Radio will broadcast the performance on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

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NORTH CORRIDOR AREA BAR & LOCATION

Thursday 1.15

Friday 1.16

CEDAR RAPIDS EAST/MARION Mike Flack 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Lockren 9 p.m. Fifth Gear $5 Domestic Pitchers Bar & Grill

Saturday 1.17 Paradigm Shift 9 p.m.

4617 J. St. SW 366-2177

6 p.m.-close

Otis’ Tailgators Sports Bar

Tank’s Tunes with DJ Shane Harvey Headbanger 9 p.m. Well Lit 9 p.m. from Black the Sun No Cover No Cover $2 Tallboys 9 p.m.-close

Wrigleyville

$5 Bottomless Cup

3969 Center Point Rd. NE 393-6621

$2 Tall Boys, $3.75 Bombs

$2 Bottles & Tall Boys for Iowa Basketball. Karaoke.

Uniphonics $2.50 Tallboys $2.25 Domestic Bottles $2 Jello Shots Chris Mill 8-11 p.m.

$2.50 Tallboys $2.25 Domestic Bottles $2 Jello Shots

Spatterdash

Feverdog & The Marquette Weekend

5 p.m.-Raw Mojo CD Release show. 9:30 p.m.Liberty Leg, 19 and Over

9 p.m.-Picador Cover Up Showcase, 19 and Over. $2.50 Micros, $3 imports

1899 7th Ave., Marion 377-3885

DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Jason Rey Brown Bricks 320 2nd Ave. SE 366-0950

Daniel Arthur’s

$3 Import Pints $2.50 Import Bottles All Night Long Kevin Burt 8-11p.m.

Sunday 1.18

Monday 1.19

Open at Noon

Rib Special $8.99 1/2 Rack, Loaded Potato, Baked Beans, Side Salad & Corn Bread Karaoke

$1.50 Domestic Bottles

Wii Quaterback Toss, Karaoke, 75¢ Domestic Pints

$5 All-U-Can-Eat Wings 6 p.m.-11 p.m. $2.50 Domestic Steins

DJ Bryan Lee $5 Bottomless Cup 7 p.m.-close

Adam Beck 8-10 p.m.

Adam Beck 8-10 p.m.

Craig Erickson 8-10 p.m., Ladies Night $3.50 Martinis

$2.50 You-Call-It

$4 Pitchers, $2 Wells

9 p.m.-Church Burner, 19 and Over, $2 Tallboys

$1 Domestic Pints

821 3rd Ave. SE 362-9340

Volume

329 2nd Ave. SE 366-1501

Wed 1.21

Bud Cup Refill $1 6 p.m.-close All Bombs $3.50 8 p.m-close DJ Bryan Lee

Karaoke

Justin Crippen 8-11 p.m.

Tuesday 1.20

SOUTH CORRIDOR AREA DOWNTOWN IOWA CITY 10 p.m.-Physical Challenge The Picador

$3 Bloodys $1 Cans

330 E. Washington St. 354-4788.

Dance Party Both Floors!, 19 and Over

Quinton’s Bar & Deli

$3 Boulevard Big Girls, Live Big Girl Margaritas All Day Stoli Saturdays Singles $3. $2.50 Cider Bottles and $2 5-10 p.m. $3 Martinis, All Music 9 p.m.-close $3.50 Strawberry or Lime Doubles $5. Domestic Bottles Day Import & Microbrew Bottles $2.50

Domestic Big Girls $3, Well All Day $2.50 Mexican Drinks $2, White Russians Bottles, $2.50 Little Boys $3

The Vine

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3 Domestic Steins & $5 Import Steins

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., $2.50 Wells & Domestic Pints

$4 Bloody Mary & Screwdrivers, Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 3-7, 9-close $1 U-Call-It Wells & Domestic Pints Only

Happy Hour 3-7, $2.50 Wells & Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., 9-close $1 U-Call-It Wells & Domestic Pints Only

The Mill

9 p.m.-Kent Burnside & The New Generation, $7

Crisis Center Benefit

8 p.m.-Catfish Keith9 p.m.-Mill Pub Quiz, $1 Acoustic Blues Legend, $10 Per Person

8 p.m.-Open Mic w/ J. Knight, Free

9 p.m.-TBD - Tues. Night Social Club, Free

9 p.m.-Poetry Slam, $5

Martini’s

$2 U-Call-It, $2 Cosmos, Kir Royale, & Crushed Martinis

$3 UV Drinks, $3 Domestic Bottles, $4 Well Drinks

Iowa City Piano Lounge

Half Price Wine and Marti- $2 Domestic Bottles, Half nis All Night Price Wine and Martinis 7-9 p.m.

$3 Barcardi Drinks All Night, Half Price Wine and Martinis 7-9 p.m.

BoJames

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

$3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$3 House Wine/Glass 10 S. Clinton St. 354-7482 3-7 p.m. 9 p.m.-Pint Night

$2.50 Specialty Drafts 3-7 p.m., 9 p.m. $2 Jack, Captain, SoCo, Beer Tub

All Day $2.50 Specialty All Day $2.50 Specialty $3 Specialty Cocktails 3-7 $2.50 Specialty Beers 3-7 Beers 9 p.m.-$2.50 Bacardi Beers 9 p.m.-$2 Drinks & p.m. 9 p.m.- Country Night, p.m., 9 p.m.-$1 Domestics Drinks Shots, $2.50 Frozen Drinks $2.50 Big Beers & Wells

Comedy Night, $3.50 Martinis, All Beer/Mixed Drinks/Shots 1/2 Price

CORALVILLE Charlie’s Bar and Grill

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.

$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

The Vine

$3 Domestic Steins & $5 Imported Steins

$3 Leinenkugel & Boulevard Seasonals

$2.50 Domestic Pints, $4 Bloody Mary & Screwdrivers

$2.50 Domestic Pints

$2.50 Domestic Pints

$3 Domestic Pints

$2.50 Domestic Pints

39 2nd St. 338-7770

Gus’ Food & Spirits

9 p.m.-close Karaoke

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

Live Music 9 p.m.- close

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

7 p.m.-close Nightly Drink Specials

215 E. Washington St. 354-7074 330 E. Prentiss St. 354-8767 120 E. Burlington St. 351-9529 127 1/2 E. College St 351-5536 217 Iowa Ave. 351-1797 118 E. Washington 337-4703

The Summit

450 First Ave. 356-6914

2421 Coral Ct. 545-4290

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$1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Im- 1/2 off Martinis, $2 Doported Drafts, $3 Specialty mestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi Drafts, $3 Bombs & Three Olives

$1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Im- 1/2 price Martinis, $2 Doported Drafts, $3 Bombs, mestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi $2 Mixed Drinks & Three Olives $2 Well Drinks, Half Price Wine and Martinis 7-9 p.m.

$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

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Thursday January 15 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.

Dessert Show Choir Concert 7 p.m. Kennedy High School, 4545 Wenig Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. With Chanteurs, Protege, Happiness Inc. and Moonlight Express. Tickets: $2 to $5. (319) 558-2251

Nitelife CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

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

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke 8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE., (319) 365-9067

Showtime Karaoke 9 p.m. Viking Lounge, 1971 16th Ave. SW., (319) 364-1441.

Out & About Iowa Winter Wonderland Horse Show 6 p.m. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. (319) 668-2699 or www. iowaequestrian.com See also Friday through Sunday listings.

For Children Children’s Story Time

Dance Country Dance 7 to 10:30 p.m. Iowa City Eagles Club, 225 Highway 1 W., Iowa City. $5. (319) 624-2687

Performance A Modern Salon at Brucemore 7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. $40. (319) 362-7375 or www.brucemore.org See also Friday and Saturday listings.

Friday

Astronomy observation session

Barn Dance

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

7 p.m. Luther College, Decorah. http://astronomy.luther.edu

Brian Holmes Karaoke with Willie

33rd Annual World Championship ICE Racing Series

8 p.m. Scattergood Friends School, 1951 Delta Ave., West Branch. Contact: (319) 643-7600 or treadway@ netins.net

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

Large Midgets 9 p.m. 3rd Street Saloon, 1202 1/2 Third St. SE., (319) 365-6141

Eclypse Karaoke 9 p.m. VIP Lounge, 648 Eighth St., Marion, (319) 377-9082

7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Tickets: 1-(800) 745-3000 or www. ticketmaster.com See also Saturday listing.

Story Time

Karaoke The Wheel’er In, 895 Blairs Ferry Rd., Marion, (319) 373-4212

10:30 a.m. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids. (319) 390-7806 or www. crlibrary.org

Iowa Accordion Club Band

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Crafts/Sales

11 a.m. Westdale Mall, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-2232.

“Java Blend”

Cabin Fever Garage Sale

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

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents “Madama Butterfly,” 8 p.m. Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. $22 to $45 (319) 2734849 or www.cr-opera.org See also Sunday listing.

America 8 p.m. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, Riverside. $35 or $45. 1-(877) 677-3456 or www.riversidecasinoandresort.com

Noon The Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington St., (319) 341-0012.

9:30 a.m. Kalona Chamber of Commerce Building, Kalona. (319) 656-3853.

Films

7 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington, Pigs And Clover, Kol Shira, Shinbone Alley, Jeffrey Morgan, Pandelirium. Suggested donation of two canned goods or $5. (319) 351-9529; www.icmill.com

Kids Movie Night: “Kung Fu Panda”

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

Train Wreck Karaoke

6 p.m. Hiawatha Community Center, 80 N. Center Point Rd., Hiawatha. Kids activities with Veridian Credit Union at 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30 p.m.

An Evening of Silent Films 6:30 p.m. Ushers Ferry Visitors Center, 5925 Seminole Valley Trl. NE, Cedar Rapids. Cost: $5 to $10. (319) 286-5731 or www.crrec.org

9 p.m. Scooters Bar and Grill, (319) 462-3663

Friday Night Films: “West Side Story”

CASCADE

Nitelife

Artie and the Pink Cadillacs

7 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 356-5200, Ext. 4

CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

9 p.m. Dagwood’s, (563) 852-3378

“Katrina’s Children”

Justin Crippen

EPWORTH

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

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder 9 p.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE., (319) 377-6386.

4 on the Floor 9 p.m. Checkers Tavern, 3120 Sixth St. SW. (319) 364-9927; www.checkerstavern.com

Carlis Faurot and Glenn Lonsdale 6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 801 33rd Ave. SW., (319) 363-0291

Teen Tech Zone

Bryce Janey 7 p.m. Java Creek Cafe, 588 Boyson Rd. NE. (319) 294-2401; www.javacreekcafe.com

Mobile Moosic Productions 9 p.m. Ace’s Place, (563) 876-9068

8 p.m. CSPS, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Free; donations accepted at door. www.legionarts.org/film/Katrinas.htm

Performances

WALFORD

A Modern Salon at Brucemore

Western Justice 8 p.m. Ponderosa Ballroom, (319) 8462944

Out & About Iowa Winter Wonderland Horse Show 8 a.m. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. (319) 668-2699 or www. iowaequestrian.com See also Saturday and Sunday listings.

January 17 Nitelife Carlis Faurot and Glenn Lonsdale 8 p.m. Beckett’s Pub & Eatery, 5300 Edgewood Rd. NE., (319) 393-4037

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder in Kitty’s Lounge

St. Johnson County Crisis Center Benefit Concert

Liberty Leg EP release

Saturday CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

For Children

January 16 Music

9:30 a.m. Russell D. Cole Library, Cornell College, Mount Vernon. (319) 895-4271 3 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. jpauios@icpl.org

Jazz with Eddie Piccard

7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets: $40. (319) 362-7375 or www.brucemore.org See also Saturday listing.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE., no cover. (319) 377-6386.

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

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

Lojo Russo 7 p.m. Java Creek Cafe, 588 Boyson Rd. NE. (319) 294-2401; www.javacreekcafe.com

Terry McCauley 7 p.m. The Keg, 719 Fifth St. SE., (319) 364-9341

Jazz with Eddie Piccard 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.

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

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

Dance

Stranded in Iowa

Cedar Valley Dance Club lesson and dance

9 p.m. 3rd Street Saloon, 1202 1/2 Third St. SE., (319) 365-6141

7:30 p.m. Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City. Admission: $4 to $6. Contact: (319) 378-4371 or Ahumada100@ aol.com

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Lockren/Martelle Firemen’s Benefit Dance 9 p.m. Scooters Bar and Grill, (319) 462-3663

C.R. Animal Shelter Open House and Silent Auction

Theater

11 a.m. Cedar Rapids Animal Shelter, 2109 North Towne Lane NE, Cedar Rapids. rc.odell@mac.com

“Lend Me a Tenor”

Peace Vigil for Gaza 1 p.m. Blackhawk minipark, downtown Iowa City. pat-minor-nidey@uiowa.edu

CASCADE

Ice Fishing Clinic

The Stumble Brothers

2 p.m. F.W. Kent Park, Tiffin, (319) 645-1011

9 p.m. The Bent Rim, (563) 852-7399

Recipe Swap and Dessert Tasting

EPWORTH

4:30 p.m. Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha. (319) 393-1414

Mixed Emotions 9 p.m. Ace’s Place, (563) 876-9068.

33rd Annual World Championship ICE Racing Series

HOLY CROSS

Swamp Cats 9 p.m. Noonan’s North, (563) 870-2235 LISBON

Shima’s Country Sounds 12:30 p.m. 3 Finger Saloon, (319) 455-5039 WORTHINGTON

Sounds of Nashville 7 p.m. Memorial Hall, (563) 855-2825

Out & About 8 a.m. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. (319) 668-2699 or www. iowaequestrian.com See also Sunday listing.

Annual Ice Bowl 9:30 a.m. Buffalo Creek Disc Park, Winthrop. For new and experienced disc golfers. Prizes will be awarded. (319) 636-2617

Family Snow Fun 10 a.m. West Union Elementary School, West Union. Sledding and crosscountry skiing. (563) 426-5740

7:30 p.m. Tipton High School Auditorium, Tipton. Cedar County Stoplight Players presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy. See also Sunday listing.

Sunday

WORTHINGTON

Sounds of Nashville 7 p.m. Memorial Hall, (563) 855-2825

Out & About

Moody Chorale concert

8 a.m. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids. (319) 668-2699 or www.iowaequestrian.com

6 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 5338 Johnson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3963233 or www.CalvaryCR.org

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre presents “Madama Butterfly” 2 p.m. Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Tickets: $22 to $45 (319) 273-4849 or www.cr-opera.org

For Children

Nitelife

Birds of Prey for Parents and Preschoolers

CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

Max Allen Band

Crafts/Sales

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

6 p.m. Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 1602 E Ave. NE, (319) 364-5754

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

Films “Beethoven’s Big Break” 2 p.m. James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville. www.dyersville.lib.ia.us

Performances A Modern Salon at Brucemore 7:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets: $40. (319) 362-7375 or www.brucemore.org

Iowa Winter Wonderland Horse Show

Owl Prowl 1 p.m. Departing from Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City; meet in the southwest corner of the parking lot. (319) 339-1017 or http://icbirds.org/

For children Winter READ

10 a.m. Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. Registration: (319) 362-0664.

9:30 a.m. Kalona Chamber of Commerce Building, Kalona, (319) 656-3853.

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

January 18 Music

7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Tickets: 1-(800) 745-3000 or www. ticketmaster.com

Cabin Fever Garage Sale

Iowa Winter Wonderland Horse Show

Grateful Dead night

2 to 4 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Free. (319) 356-5200, Ext. 6

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre presents “The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly” 2 and 4:30 p.m. New Strand Theatre, West Liberty. Tickets: $5 each for the performance and a Make-and-Take It workshop at Owl Glass Puppetry Center from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (319) 627-2487 or owlglass@avalon.net

Check out the new

Film “Countdown to the Oscars” 2 p.m. James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville. “Chicago” will be shown. www.dyersville.lib.ia.us

Screening of “Fighting Goliath” 3 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Presented by Sierra Club and Environmental Films Iowa City. (319) 887-6075

Dance Argentine folkloric dance workshop 4 p.m. Arts a la Carte, 408 First Ave., Coralville. Cost: $5 per class; $20 for five classes. (319) 400-4695

Iowa City Eagles REAC Dance 6 p.m. Eagles No. 695, 225 Hwy. 1 W., Iowa City. Music by Jerry Beauchamp. (319) 351-3193

Theater “Lend Me a Tenor” 2:30 p.m. Tipton High School Auditorium, Tipton. The Cedar County Stoplight Players presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy.

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Daffy Derby 10 a.m. Sale Barn, Mechanicsville. Mechanicsville Fire and Ambulance Volunteers duck race. Registration: $10. (319) 521-7331 or lkoch@ hiawathafire.com

Museum Grand Re-Opening 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Activities 1 to 3 p.m.; (319) 862-2101 or www.blackiowa.org

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Fri., Jan. 16 & Sat., Jan. 17

Stampede

Fri., Jan. 23 & Sat., Jan. 24

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Tuesday

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January 20 Music

IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Walden Place musical performance

Open mike with J. Knight 8 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. Call to sign up. (319) 338-6713 or www. icmill.com

Blues Jam Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., no cover. (319) 337-6464; www.iowacityyachtclub.org

For children Learn with Me 10 a.m. Birth, Baby & Beyond, 1520 First Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, (319) 3641144.

Preschool Story Time 6:30 p.m. Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha. Free. (319) 393-1414. Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King National Day of Service opening ceremony 1:30 p.m. Hennessey Recreation Center, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids. For project details, call the Volunteer Reception Center, (319) 540-4810.

Make it and Take it Craft 1:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, Cedar Rapids. Free to children through fifth grade. Materials provided. (319) 390-7806 or www.crlibrary.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week, University of Iowa, Iowa City 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Day of Service, Iowa Memorial Union South Room; 6:30 p.m. Community Opening Celebration with Sally Mason and Marian Coleman in Iowa Memorial Union second floor ballroom. (319) 335-3059 or www. uiowa.edu/~mlk/index.html See also Tuesday and Wednesday listings.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 7 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

MLK Day

6:30 p.m. Walden Place, 2423 Walden Rd., Iowa City. (319) 337-7277.

For Children

Spanish Conversation Circle

Tot Time with Andrew and Melanie 10 a.m. North Liberty Community Library, North Liberty. (319) 626-5701

Toddler Time

2 p.m. Charlie’s, Gage Memorial Union, Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 363-3707 or www. diversityfocus.org

For Children

10:30 a.m. Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha, (319) 3931414

Tot Time with Andrew

Auditions

Preschool Story Time

CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

Karaoke

“Enemy of the People”

Nitelife 9 p.m. Paddy O’Rourke’s, 608 16th St. NE. (319) 362-0554

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

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke 9 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, (319) 365-9067

Acoustic jam 7 p.m. Stars Guitars, Town & Country Center, 3639 First Ave. SE., no cover. (319) 362-1881.

Jason Ray Brown 9 p.m. Wrigleyville, 1899 Seventh Ave., Marion. (319) 377-3885.

7:30 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Contact: angietoomsen@yahoo.com or www. dreamwell.com See also Wednesday listing.

Wednesday

“Enemy of the People” 7:30 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. angietoomsen@ yahoo.com or www.dreamwell.com

Deadline

10 a.m. North Liberty Community Library, North Liberty. (319) 626-5701. 10:30 a.m. Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St., Hiawatha. Free. (319) 393-1414.

To be included, calendar information should be received in writing by 5 p.m. the Friday before publication. Listings must include a telephone number for publication. Submit an event at www. gazetteonline.com/calendar; write Weekend Calendar, The Gazette, P.O. Box 511, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406; or fax (319) 398-5846.

PJ Story Time with Melanie 6 p.m. North Liberty Community Library, North Liberty. (319) 626-5701.

Dance

January 21 Nitelife

Auditions

For information, call (319) 3688508 or 1-(800) 397-8212.

Kripalu Yoga Dance Noon Iowa City Senior Center, Iowa City. $9. (319) 356-5222.

CEDAR RAPIDS/MARION

Name That Tune night with Magic Matt 7 p.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE. (319) 377-6386.

Delicious Vinyl with Bobby D 8 p.m. Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 1602 E Ave. NE., no cover. (319) 364-5754

Harper and Bruner IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE

Tuesday Night Social Club 9 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. free. (319) 351-9529; www.icmill.com

Throwdown dance party Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., no cover. (319) 337-6464; www.iowacity yachtclub.org WALFORD

Barefoot Becky 7 p.m. Ponderosa Ballroom, (319) 846-2944

Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Broadcast 10 a.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. Open to the public. (319) 356-5200, Ext. 4

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

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

Love Comedy Show 9:30 p.m. The Summit Restaurant and Bar, 10 S. Clinton St., (319) 354-7482.

The Jam 10 p.m. Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., $3. (319) 337-6464; www.iowacityyachtclub. org

Out & About Downtowner’s Watts of Talk Toastmasters Noon Seventh floor, Great American Building, 625 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 721-7140.

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African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 862-2101 or www.blackiowa.org

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