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Memorial Day Weekend

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THINGS TO DO. PEOPLE TO SEE. PLACES TO GO.

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ON THE COVER

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Traversations

“What’s your favorite food to grill?”

Kelsey Sheehy is flying high. Want to write about your own outdoor explorations? E-mail hoopla@hooplanow.com COVER PHOTO BY MIKE HOY

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In Circle

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

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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.

Carly Weber

Seth Smith

Michelle Wiese

“Chicken and veggie kabobs.”

“A perfect medium-rare steak.”

“Thick and juicy Iowa Chops sprinkled with Cajun seasoning.”

Editor

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In The Know

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Twitterpated

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

What’s got the Corridor all a-Twitter? If April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring?

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5 Minutes

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3 Things

Bar Guide

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

Shantelle Smrha loves bold prints. And her trusty black tees.

Stacey Stefani

Clean Plate Club, Page 15

Book Talk, Page 16

Caitlin Slessor

Jamie Kelly

Katie Mills Giorgio

“There’s nothing quite as yummy as a juicy brat.”

“I love to grill chicken, especially if it’s been marinated for hours in something special.”

“Burgers and brats. My husband’s a grill master so even the classics are delicious!”

Maggie Mills

Anne Kapler

Justin Braden

“Beer can chicken and corn on the cob.”

“Corn on the cob and Omaha steaks. Their chocolate cake doesn’t grill so well.”

“Brats, burgers & BBQ chicken. For sides: green and red peppers, pineapple and asparagus.”

“Assuming you are refer“Long slices of zucchini rubbed ring to an actual grill— as opposed to my trusty with olive oil and sprinkled George Foreman — with celery salt.” definitely steak!”

HooplaNow.com extra: Watch a slide show of Shantelle’s favorite outfits and read more about this local fashionista.

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Behind the Bar

Steffany Patch is satisfying your thirst at one of I.C.’s newest bars, Pints.

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Clean Plate Club

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Book Talk

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Music Notes

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Calendar

Crazy Delicious is, well, crazy and delicious.

Andrea Dietzenbach Natalie Ditmars

Events

Book Talk, Page 16

Andrea Dietzenbach is thankful for Atlas.

Designer

We want to know: What’s your favorite summertime drink?

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLIFF JETTE

Not sure what to do this Memorial Day weekend? Get outside and enjoy some live music, barbecue and events for all ages.

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Art Director

Caitlin Slessor is a sucker for a book about food.

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

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Full disclosure. I am not a member of what, up until this week, was known as Access Iowa. Nor was I member of the Next Generation Commission. Also, no one bribed me, in the form of coffee or scones (although I really like the apricot ones from Brewed Awakenings. Wink. Wink.) to write this. I’m just giving a shout out where a shout out is due. Major kudos go to the members of both groups and Shannon Meyer and the rest of the folks at the Cedar Rapids Chamber Commerce who saw an opportunity to take the mission and goals of both groups — to create a vibrant young work force — to the next level by combining them under one name and one entity — the Chamber. They officially merged Tuesday night at the Corridor PM Exchange. Members of each group are automatically members of the new organization.

Rapids. Access Iowa has always been guided by a board of volunteers. Dedicated. Yes. But still limited by the fact that they are just that — volunteers. Similarly, the Next Generation Commission was a group of volunteers. It was also a group without a permanent

home. The original group of seven was convened with the help of some of the city’s senior leadership and the Cedar Rapids Recovery & Reinvestment Coordinating Team. Last July, they accepted short-term positions with the intention to form a long-term committee through a traditional and open application process at a later date. As things are want to do, that plan changed. And even if I knew the details as to why, I wouldn’t bore you with them. The point is, while some things will stay the same, traditional events like Siren Wednesday, Get on Boards and pub crawls aren’t going anywhere. Both groups can now look to the future in a new way now that they are one entity.

They can also look to the future with a new name, ImpactCR. I, for one, think that the name says a lot about the goal of the A transition team had been meeting since March to group. And now, under the wing of the Chamber, ImpactCR make sure that, well, the transition went smoothly. is poised to achieve that goal in a way they perhaps weren’t before. The Chamber can lend resources, such as a staff person While the two groups have much in common partially dedicated to this group, that neither had before the — namely their desire to create a community where merger. young adults want to live, work and play — they have different histories. The news releases for the exchange and unveiling warned us to Brace for Impact on Tuesday. I say, brace for impact from here Here’s the Cliffs Notes: Access Iowa started 10 years ago. on out, not just Tuesday. It was the brainchild of Tom Anderson, a lifelong Cedar Rapidian, who had recently moved back to Cedar Rapids from Saint Louis and wanted to provide programming and events for young adults to keep them here.

The Next Generation Commission was formed less than one year ago, in response to the Floods of 2008. Cedar Rapids resident Christian Fong, a member of the statewide Generation Iowa Commission, brought the group of young adults together to lend their perspective to the reconstruction of post-flood Cedar

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Change of heart

IOWA CITY— Iowa City is considering raising the cost of parking meters by 25 cents per hour. And if you think it’s cheaper to just pay the ticket, think again. The proposal includes an increase of fines for parking meter violations by $5. Oh, and, by the way, the fines escalate. A first offense would get you a warning, a second would cost $5, a third $10 and so on, with a maximum fine of $25. Records would be wiped clean every six months after the first violation. Don’t like this proposal? Tell the Iowa City Council — they’re discussing whether to have a public hearing on June 2 for the proposed changes.

A day to remember

CEDAR RAPIDS — In Cedar Rapids, there are two Memorial Day programs Monday, May 25. At Veterans Memorial Park, the New Horizons Band will begin playing at 9:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 10 a.m. If it rains, head into the Veterans Memorial Stadium concourse for the ceremony. Also, at 11:30 a.m. that same day, there is a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Czech National Cemetery, 2200 C St. SW in Cedar Rapids. The rain location is the lower level of Hus Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2808 Schaeffer Dr. SW.

A U.S. Naval Reserves soldier salutes during the playing of the national anthem as part of a Memorial Day ceremony held at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque on May 31, 2004.

Blast from the past

Getting together with old friends or family this summer? We want to hear about your school, family, military or business reunion. At www.iowa.com/reunions you can submit a story, photo or video url, search our calendar or submit a reunion event, search or submit names of missing classmates, find resources for planning or attending a reunion. Questions? E-mail: reunions@iowa.com

Jamie Kelly is going to roam around Eastern Iowa this summer, finding fun things to do and interesting people to talk to. He’ll write about his experiences for The Gazette, GazetteOnline and Hoopla and include photos and videos, as well. You can follow along on Twitter by searching for

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Mo’ money

Gov. Chet Culver signed a $830 million plan to upgrade the state’s infrastructure to rebuild after last year’s epic flood. The University of Iowa will receive $100 million for recovery and Linn County will receive $165 million, which will help rebuild fire stations in Palo and Elkader. Gov. Culver has named the plan “I-Jobs,” arguing that it will create thousands of jobs over the next three years.

#wheresjamie.

If you have a suggestion of somewhere he could go or something he could do, e-mail him at jamie.kelly@ gazcomm.com

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This might be a stupid question, but how are we supposed to help the auto industry if there’s no place left to actually BUY the cars?

urbanbigfoot: Just watched 24 w/ my son. I love using the DVR to compact it down to roughly 40 minutes. Instead of 24, it’s more like 16.

Mia_Ria: Was invited to speak at a Kiwanis meeting this morning about my police dept. They wanted to hear more about roller derby!

demarius: the lawn mower is at the back of the garage. the snowblower is still in front. wish we could grassblow. JAMIE KELLY IS THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE AT THE GAZETTE. YOU CAN STALK HIM ONLINE AT TWITTER.COM/JAMIETIE OR JAMIETIE.COM

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NOTHING BEATS A REFRESHING DRINK ON A SWELTERING SUMMER DAY. SO WE CHECKED IN WITH FOLKS AT BENZ’S BEERFEST LAST WEEKEND TO SEE WHAT THEY’D BE SIPPIN’ ON COME SUMMER. CHEERS! — KATIE MILLS GIORGIO

What’s your favorite summertime beverage? Jess Lehman, 25

Jeremy Elges, 35

Cedar Rapids “I’d have to say Lipton Brisk Iced Tea, by the grill of course.”

Cedar Rapids “Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. Lemonadeflavored beer is awesome!”

Cedar Rapids “I like Fat Tire 1554. I was raised in Fort Collins and it is by far my favorite.”

Alex Halfpenny, 25

Josie Sterk, 28

Crystal Prignitz, 28

Marion “A cold beer!”

Waterloo “312.”

Emily Blome, 31

Cedar Rapids “Sangria!”

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What she’s wearing

Black Tee: Mossimo for Target Dress: Forever 21

What she says

Amazing outfits are all about balance. My favorite casual look is to pair a simple tee and jeans with a pair of metallic or patterned flats and a few layered bangles. I carry this same type of look over to the dressier side of my wardrobe, too. I like to layer a solid black tee under a bold patterned top or dress. Adding just a pop of color or pattern, whether it’s through your shoes, top or dress, can add complexity and interest to a plain look, balancing everything out.

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Friday Night Concert Series and Uptown Friday Nights Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22

Friday Night Concert Series and Uptown Friday Nights

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday (5/21) and Friday (5/22), Weatherdance Fountain Stage, downtown Iowa City, free, www.summerofthearts.org 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (5/22), Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids, $5, must be 21 or older, www.uptownfridaynights.com

Kick off your three-day weekend — and the start of a summer-long weekly event — by attending this year’s first Summer of the Arts Friday Night Concert Series on Thursday and Friday in Iowa City on the Ped Mall and Uptown Friday Nights Friday in downtown Cedar Rapids at Greene Square Park. In Iowa City, the Friday Night Concert Series starts Thursday with a special performance by the Iowa City High and West High jazz ensembles. It continues Friday night when Big Wooden Radio takes the stage. Check it out each Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. through August 28. In Cedar Rapids, perennial favorite The Swing Crew is on deck Friday at the Jaycees summertime staple, Uptown Friday Nights. Go back every Friday through the end of July from 5 to 8 p.m. Stay downtown afterward for specials from area bars and restaurants.

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Iowa Renaissance Festival

Liberty Centre Blues and BBQ

“Celebrating the Arts”

Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25

Sunday, May 24

There’s nothing like a little barbecue and blues to get in the mood for summer. The annual Liberty Centre Blues and BBQ in downtown North Liberty is a family-friendly event with all-day live music, local food vendors, kids’ activities and a beverage garden for the 21-and-over crowd. The regional entertainment includes the music stylings of Wise Fools and Bob Dorr and the Blue Band. P.S. It’s free!

10 a.m. Saturday

The 18th annual Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o’Celts returns to Middle Amana this weekend. New and returning classic acts will bring the large living history encampment fields and entertainment to life. There will be comedy, street performers, traditional horseback jousting tournaments and Highland Games demonstrations.

4516 220th Trl., Amana, free, www.amanacolonies.com

Iowa Renaissance Festival

The Picador, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa City, www.thepicador. com

Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Centre, North Liberty, Free, www. northlibertyiowa.org/bluesandbbq/

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Kelsey Sheehy, 26, Iowa City

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Student @ University of Iowa

I could feel the color drain from my face as my stomach somersaulted. The light panel glowed red — two minutes to go. As the light switched to green and the door opened, I looked over one last time to catch the excitement on my mom’s face. Seconds later, we were both falling through the sky at 120 miles per hour. Wind roaring in my ear with a loud whoosh, I immediately positioned myself in the free-fall position — head back, hips forward, feet tucked toward my butt. Breathe. The thrill of the free fall felt crisp, like I had just splashed my face with ice-cold water — but multiplied — and I tried to catch my breath.

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Flying high Mom said as we pulled up to Paradise Skydiving’s jump site at the Vinton Memorial Airport — little more than two hangers and a landing strip. “It’s like they consider it suicide or something, jumping out of a plane.” In just over a minute, I dropped from 14,000 feet to 5,000. Feeling Randy slap me three times on my hip, I grabbed the orange handle and pulled. Relief mixed with the adrenaline of the free fall as the parachute opened, snapping me upright.

for her 50th birthday, but the idea didn’t take flight until six years later. Earlier that morning, waiting for our turn to jump, my mom showed no sign of nerves. She had been waiting for this day.

“That’s my guy!” she laughed, pointing to her tandem instructor Ken Poston as he fitted her harness. “I’m so excited! We’re going to flip!” I thought was something we would always share, just the two of us. “It opened! I’m alive! I’m a sky diver!” about how my mother’s exuberance embarrassed me growing up, and how I did not always appreciate having what my friends It took less than five minutes to parachute down from 5,000 Taking in the view, I fought off my tendency for motion sickness referred to as a “cool” mom. feet. As I came in for landing, the distance between myself and Randy DeShaw, my tandem instructor, stuck his hand into my as Randy pulled down on the right toggle, sending us swooping the ground quickly disappeared. “Flare! One, two, three, four!” line of sight giving me a thumps-up and signaling me to wave in that direction. “That might be your mom over there” he said, But I was far from embarrassed as I watched her jump around, Randy shouted in my ear, signaling the landing procedure we to the camera. I waved my hands in small, quick bursts, careful pointing to a hot pink and neon green parachute. clapping with excitement and entertaining our fellow sky had gone over on the way down. My feet touched solid ground not to deviate too far from the proper position, which I was divers. As I silently chewed on my nail — a nervous habit — I and it was over. sure would lead to the early death mentioned on several waiver “I bet she is loving this!” thought of all the seemingly irrational things Mom had prodded forms earlier that morning. me to do — like leaving my full-time job to go back to school. My mom landed just before me and, already unhooked from I tried to imagine what my mom was thinking as she took Now I could add jumping out of a plane to the list. And how her parachute, was jumping up and down like a high school “You know, my life insurance policy won’t pay out for this,” in the same sights as I was. She had wanted to sky-dive many people can say they’ve done that with their moms? This cheerleader. She wrapped her arms around my waist in a hug and said “Want to do it again?” Absolutely. — KELSEY

ABOUT HER: Kelsey Sheehy is a full-time journalism/Spanish student at the University of Iowa, graduating in December, with no idea what she’d like to be when she grows up. She just hopes it involves a bottle of wine, Dove dark chocolate and a little adventure. KIM SHEEHY PHOTO

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BAR & LOCATION

Thursday 5.21

Friday 5.22

CEDAR RAPIDS WEST Jerseys Pub & Grub

Saturday 5.23

Billy n Me

5761 C St. SW 319-848-2210

Sunday 5.24

Monday 5.25

Tuesday 5.26

Wed 5.27

Nascar Sundays $12 Beer- 4-11 p.m. 35¢ Wings Buckets During the Race, $5 Burger Baskets

4-11 p.m.-$2.50 Margaritas, Mexican Imports, 50¢ Tacos

4pm-?-Rib Night

Happy Hour All Day Open Mic with Jeff

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

Cedar River Landing

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 8 p.m. Rock Hounds

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 9 p.m. Cooper Moon

9 p.m. Billy Lee Janey

Rumors

Happy Hour, 8:30 p.m.-$3 Domestic Cups, $1 Refills, 9 p.m.-Karaoke w/ Bobby

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.

4-8p.m.-Saturday After11-2 p.m.-Bloody Mary Bar, Happy Hour, Free Pool, 9 noon Party - Me & Rosie B, 9 p.m.-Karaoke, $3 Domes- p.m.-Karaoke with Bobby 9 p.m.-Karaoke tic Cups, $1 Refills

Happy Hour, 9 p.m.-Karaoke with Bobby

Happy Hour, 9 p.m.Karaoke, $3.50 Bombs, $5 Domestic Pitchers

Three Musicians and a Drummer

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.-$2 Bottles & $2.50 Tallboys, $1.50 Draws

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.-$2 Bottles & $2.50 Tallboys, $1.50 Draws

301 F Ave. NW 319-364-1854 400 F Ave. NW 319-286-0806

CEDAR RAPIDS EAST/MARION ChromeHorse Saloon $2 Bottles & $2.50 Tall- Black the Sun, Happy 1202 1/2 3rd St. SE 319-366-0414

boys, $4 Pitchers

Hour-$2 Bottles & $2.50 Tallboys, $1.50 Draws;

Cocktails & Company

Comedy Night

6-8 p.m.,Putt for a Pint, Justin Crippen & the Revival

9 p.m. UFC 98

The Fire House

Rob & Mike

Steak Dinner 11-1:30 p.m.

4-8 p.m.-Jam Session

Tilted Kilt

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.-$1 off 20oz Drafts, 8-close$6 Beer and Bomb

10 p.m.-close - $2 Wells, $2 Bottle Domestics

10 p.m.-close - $2 Wells, $2 Bottle Domestics

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Jammin’ E’s Ent.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Simpson’s Ent. DJ/Karaoke

Meerkats

Black the Sun

$2.50 Tallboys, $2.25 Domestic Bottles, $2 Jello Shots

$2.50 Tallboys, $2.25 Domestic Bottles, $2 Jello Shots

1625 Blairs Ferry Rd., Marion 319-377-1140 3321 1st Ave. SE 319-364-1137

1140 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE 319-294-1689

Dumas’s

1803 6th Ave., Marion 319-373-3136

Otis’ Tailgators Sports Bar

3969 Center Point Rd. NE 319-393-6621

$2 Tallboys - Tank’s Tunes

DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Bricks Bar & Grill $3 Import or Craft Pints

Happy Hour 3-7p.m. Karoake with Chad

Happy Hour 3-6p.m.-$2 Bottles & $2.50 Tallboys, $1.50 Draws Hawaiian Party with Public Property

Comedy Night

$1.50 Tallboys

Cup Night, LaVerne

Stoli, ToTo

$4 Martini, $2.50 U-Call-It, Happy Hour 3-7p.m.-$1 Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.-$1 Beer and Bomb $6 off 20oz Drafts, 8 p.m.-1/2 off 20oz Drafts, $2.50 off Drafts & Appetizers U-Call-It

25¢ Wings, $2-U-Call-It 5 p.m. to close

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.-$1 off 20oz Drafts, 8-close $1 Wells, Draft Domestics

1/2 Price Pizza 5 to 10 p.m. $5 All-U-Can Eat Wings 5 $5 Bottomless Cup Nigt 7 to 10 p.m. and $2 Domes- p.m. to close tic Steins

320 2nd Ave. SE 319-366-0950

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Daniel Arthur’s

Happy Hour: $1.50 DoHappy Hour: 5-7 p.m.mestic, $2 Wells Kevin Burt $1.50 Domestic, $2 Wells Billy Lee Janey

Terry McAuley

Closed

Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m.$1.50 Domestic, $2 Wells - Adam Beck

Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. - Ladies Night $3.50 Martinis

Piano Lounge

1/2 Price Wine and Martinis All Night

Mark Smith, $2.50 Domestics

Happy Hour: 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis / $2 Domestic Beer

1/2 Price Wine and Martinis All Night

Happy Hour: 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis / 8-close: $2 Domestic Beer

821 3rd Ave. SE 319-362-9340

208 2nd Ave. SE 319-363-0606

KEY: LIVE MUSIC

COMEDY

KARAOKE

Mark Smith, $2.50 Domestics

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330 E. Washington St. 319-354-4788

Shots Jose G with Minor Thug $5

Acceptable Level of Violence 10 p.m.,$4 PBR Pitchers, $3 Jager Shots

9 p.m., Churchburner, $2.50 Micros, $3 Imports

6:30 p.m., Alkaline Trio $3 Bloodys $1 Cans

$2.50 You-Call-It

5 p.m., Fled the King, $4 Pitchers, $2 Wells

6 p.m. Kevin Devine, $2 Tallboys

The Vine

330 E. Prentiss St. 319-354-8767

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

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., Seasonal Pour

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

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

Happy Hour 3-7, $2.50 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7, $3 Domestic Pints

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

The Mill

$2.75 Fat Tire Pints

Dave Moore

Wylde Nept

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style & Grain Belt Bottles

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style & Grain Belt Bottles

$2.75 Goose Island Honker’s Ale Pints

$2 PBR Tallboys

Iowa City Piano Lounge

8:30 p.m. Live Music, Half Price Wine and Martinis All Night

Live Music, $2 Domestic Bottles, Half Price Wine & Martinis 7-9 p.m.

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

The Airliner

Karaoke, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-Personal Pitchers

FAC (4-8)-$2 Domestics, $3 Wells, $2 Shots / 9 p.m.-$1 U-Call-It

9 p.m.-$2.50 3 Olive Vodka 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It Drinks, $2 Domestics

Graze

115 East College St. 319-887-LIPS(5477)

$5 Martinis (Select List) $2 Lemoncello Shots 10 p.m.-close

Martini Hour 2-5 p.m./$2 $2 Domestic Bottles, $2 Domestic Bottles, $2 Lem- Lemoncello Shots oncello Shots 10 p.m.

Formosa

$4 Martinis

$3 Stoli & Bacardi Drinks $2 Sake Bombs after 10 p.m.

$3 Stoli & Bacardi Drinks $2 Sake Bombs after 10 p.m.

The Union Bar

$2 U-Call-It

$3 Keystone Pitchers, $1 Draws

$4 Patron Shots - $10 Bottles of Champagne - $5 Pitchers

Vito’s

$3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks, $1.50 Draughts, Wells, Calls & Shots

$3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks, Pimp Bombs, $2.50 Bud Family Bottles

$3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks, Vegas Bombs, $2.50 Miller/ Coors /MGD

The Yacht Club

Summercamp Pre-Party with Dr. Z’s Experiment, 9 p.m., $5

Mayflies and Dead Larry, 7 Slip Silo, 9 p.m. $5 p.m., $6

CORALVILLE/NORTH LIBERTY Charlie’s Bar and Grill Karaoke 9:30 p.m., $3.25 450 First Ave., Coralville 319-356-6914

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

Happy Hour 2-7 p.m.

Eggy’s On 965

11 a.m.-close - Half Price Drinks

The Vine

$3 Domestic Steins, $5 Import Steins

120 E. Burlington St. 319-351-9529 217 Iowa Ave. 319-351-1797

22 South Clinton St. 319-351-9259

221 E. College St. Suite 241 319-338-8880 121 E. College St. 319-339-4646 118 College St. 319-338-1393 13 S. Linn 319-337-6464

1295 Jordan St., North Liberty 319-665-4800 39 2nd St., Coralville 319-338-7770 KEY: LIVE MUSIC

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Live Music, $2 Well Drinks, Half Price Wine and Martinis 7-9 p.m. Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestic $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 Draws, Wells, 9 p.m.-$1 U-Call-It U-Call-It U-Call-It Martini Hour 2-5 p.m.

Martini Hour 2-5 p.m.

Martini Hour 2-5 p.m.

$3 Asian Beers and Sake Cocktails

$4 Martinis

Half Price Bottles of Wine and Sake

$2 U-Call-It

$2 U-Call-It

$3 3 Olive Vodka Drinks, $2 Domestic Bottles & Draughts

Country Night, $5 Jumbo Pitchers, $2 Whiskeys, $3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks

Free Pool, Bloody Mary Bar 9-1 a.m.-$2 Pints All Day

21+, $2 Cocktails

9-1 a.m.-$2 Cocktails

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

$2.50 Domestic Pints, $2.25 Well Drinks

$3.50 Selected Mexican Drinks

$4.25 Selected Mixed Drinks

10 p.m.-close - DJ

10 p.m.-close -Karaoke

11 a.m.-close -$5 Domestic 7 p.m.-close - $10 Beer Pitchers Buckets

7 p.m.-close - $5 Domestic 7 p.m.-close - Pint Night, Pitchers, $4 Martinis $2 Domestics, $3 Imports

Seasonal Pour

$2.50 Domestic Pints

$2.50 Domestic Pints

$3 Domestic Pints

DISC JOCKEY

Buy 3 Signature Rolls For the Price of 2

$3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks, $2 Wells, Calls & Shots, Euchre Tournament

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

$2.50 Domestic Pints

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Steffany Patch, 20, Iowa City

Bartender @ Pints

How long have you been a bartender at Pints? Since we opened, so about three months. Before that, I bartended at another bar for nine months.

What’s the best thing about working at Pints?

Probably my co-workers and my boss. We just have a lot of fun when we work, and it’s really laid back.

You have 20 specialty drafts on tap: Which one is the best? That’s a tough one. I don’t know. My favorite is probably Blue Moon.

Pints is a BYOF bar — what does that mean? BYOF is bring your own food. We have menus from all the local restaurants in here, and probably about half of them will deliver to the bar. They have their cards on the tables with their phone numbers.

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There are lot of bars in downtown Iowa City — what draws people to Pints?

I think a lot of people come in because of the bartenders. A lot of the bartenders worked at other bars before, so they have old customers that come in here to see them. A lot of people have become friends with my boss and they come in for him. — ANNE

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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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$3.00/Basket • 5-8 Jeff Bruner 362-0310 • 411 1st St. SE

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

Atlas World Grill

ANDREA DIETZENBACH PHOTOS

A THOUSAND THANK YOUS This week, I got a real date for dinner. Well, technically speaking, my husband is legally and contractually obligated to have dinner with me.

They were completely attentive and I don’t think I’ve ever been thanked that many times on my way out of a restaurant.

For starters, we ordered the Boursin Cheese, lightly breaded and flash-fried with mixed greens, crostini and fig chutney. The cheese was a nice, light spread for the buttery, crisp crostini. I ordered one of the specials for dinner: Chicken Ravioli. Tender ravioli pasta was stuffed We got to the restaurant for an early dinner and scored with roasted chicken breast, topped with fresh pesto, a table right away. The dining area is small with a lot of roasted squash and artichokes. The pasta was full of tables packed together. But you don’t feel like sardines. flavor and not too heavy. To the contrary, it’s a dining experience where you’re surrounded by shiny, happy people that are there for the Atlas is all about using fresh, local flavors in season, same purpose: to have a good time and eat great food. and being gracious. If I’m feeling short on thank yous, I intend to stop by. The staff at Atlas is among the friendliest I’ve met. It was one of those Saturday nights when the weather is warm, the sun is shining and the streets of downtown Iowa City are buzzing with energy. Atlas is located right in the action on Iowa Avenue.

— ANDREA

Details: Atlas, 127 Iowa Ave., Iowa City; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; (319) 341-7700; www.atlasiowacity.com ANDREA DIETZENBACH 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 15-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER THE FINE ART OF BAKING THE PERFECT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE.

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Natalie Ditmars and Caitlin Slessor give you the Cliffs Notes. What they are reading right now and which books they can’t wait to crack open.

ANIMAL. VEGETABLE. DELICIOUS. If there’s anything I love as much as books, it’s food. So it goes without saying that I really like books about food. I’m also kind of nerdy, so if books about food also contain a research or possibly a public policy component, I’m thrilled. Enter “ANIMAL,

VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A YEAR OF FOOD LIFE” by Barbara Kingsolver.

Kingsolver, her husband and their two daughters move from Tuscon, Ariz., to a farm in the Appalachians where they make a family pact to eat only food that they can obtain in their own county for an entire year. So, no bananas from Mexico, avocados

from Texas or even dairy products from Wisconsin. They don’t plan for this eating experiment to be a painful weight-loss scheme, though, so they all agree on certain “cheats.” Coffee for dad, etc. As everything begins in spring, this is when their local eating experiment begins. Subsisting on lots of greens, asparagus, chickens and eggs during those first few months makes tomatoes in June a reason for celebration. Kingsolver is a vivid writer and the natural world is her forte, so be prepared to drool over her tomatoes. The animal component of “Animal,

Vegetable, Miracle” is even more educational. Chicken butchering and turkey sex were both new topics to me. Adding to the main story of a year in the life of eating locally, Kingsolver’s college-aged daughter and her husband write brief essays for each chapter. And the book just wouldn’t be as noteworthy without the recipes: pumpkin soup, homemade mozzarella, sweet-and-sour sauce. Mmmm. I grew up in a family where tomatoes recommend it to anyone who has felt grew in the garden and strawberry the happiness that is an armload of season was a reason to celebrate, so kale from the farmers market. part of the reason I liked the book so well may have to do with its — CAITLIN personal appeal. Nonetheless, I happily

CAITLIN SLESSOR SPENDS HER DAYS AS A PRIVATE PRACTICE AT TO R N E Y I N C E D A R R A P I D S A N D H E R N I G H T S I N S L I P P E R S O N H E R P O R C H W I T H A B O O K . S H E ’ S C O M E A L O N G WAY S I N C E H E R C H I L D H O O D , W H E N S H E T R I E D TO S N E A K B O O K S I N TO C H U R C H A N D S P E N T W E D D I N G S U N D E R TA B L E S R E A D I N G .

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

Looking for something more than a few dudes wearing T-shirts and jeans playing the same old covers? Possibly you are ready for the complete experience of Crazy Delicious.

Crazy Delicious

CRAZY DELICIOUS

THE TALENT:

Steve Gritman (guitar/fiddle), Peter Cacioppo (keyboards), James Boeding (percussion), Larry Kovarik (lead guitar, vocals), Steve DeForest (bass) and Jenni Lisenbee (vocals)

THE SOUND: Classics from every era THE GIGS: 5 p.m. May 29 @ Uptown Friday Nights, Greene Square Park; and 9 p.m. May 30 @ Otis Tailgators, 3969 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids.

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Formed when three-piece acoustic group Adagio crossed paths with bassist Steve DeForest in a recording session for common friends, they quickly called childhood friend and Party Mix Specialist drummer James Boeding to join the group. The only spot left was for a lead singer. Following a karaoke trip to Chappy’s Lounge, vocalist Jenni Lisenbee was added and the band was complete. So. What makes them different? “We’ve established ourselves as somewhat of a Las Vegas-style dance band,” Larry says. “We play a wide variety of music that has

morphed into a musical journey, complete with coordinated wardrobe changes for each set. One thing we try to look for in a new song is its dance potential as we definitely are focused on being a band that our fans can come out and dance to all show long. Now our sets are organized by eras so we have to be very selective in which songs make the list.” The first set consists of ’70s funk and disco and segue into ’80s dance. The second set moves to top 40 and country. Finally, the third set is a straight-ahead rock set. While essentially focusing on covers, the band is just now putting the final touches on their first original track, despite having all written songs before joining this particular group. — JUSTIN

J U S T I N B R A D E N I S A G R A D U AT E O F C O E C O L L E G E A N D I O WA S TAT E UNIVERSITY, A WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR AND MUSICIAN WHO CURRENTLY SELLS HIS SOUL FOR A LIVING. ALSO, HE LOVES RON AND FEZ ON XM SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO.


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CALENDAR Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Try online.

Noon Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington St., Iowa City. (319) 273-3497

Spanish Conversation Circle Noon U.S. Bank, 204 E. Washington St., Iowa City. (319) 363-3707

There are dozens more events on our online calendar that we couldn’t squeeze into these two pages.

Hiawatha Memorial Day Bike Rodeo and Parade

5 p.m. Hiawatha Guthridge Park, Seventh Avenue Parking lot, Hiawatha. Concert to follow.

Farmers Markets

Thursday

Noelridge Farmers Market

May 21

Out & About Spanish Conversation Circle

4 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Noon Diversity Focus office, 222 Second St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3633707

Karaoke

Literary

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

Lawrence Block Author Talk

7 p.m. Theatre Cedar Rapids—Lindale location, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 377-3412

Karaoke

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder

Eclypse Karaoke

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

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

Pub Quiz Night and Karaoke

7:30 p.m. Longbranch Restaurant and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Night life

9 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Night life

Dead Larry

7 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 430-0696

Summercamp Preparty with 5 p.m. Dr. Z’s Experiment + Steez Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids.

Theater “Always Patsy Cline”

Must be 21.

Drag Show

9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3784627

3 p.m. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. $26.50; under 30 discount. 1-(800) 35-AMANA, www.oldcreamery.com

Str8

“Partners in Crime”

Performances

3 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana. Two one-act plays by and about Midwestern women. 1-(800) 352-6262

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Eddie Piccard

7 p.m. The Lighthouse Inn, 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 396-4574

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Amana. (319) 622-3969 9 p.m. Iowa Renaissance Festival The Picador, 103 Washington St., Iowa City. A five-piece, progressive/ and Gathering o’Celts 11 a.m. hard rock band. Middle Amana Park, Amana. (641) Polyester Blend 357-5177 5 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Dance Tangovia

7 p.m. Wesley Center, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa City. (319) 325-9630

Friday Night Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Pedestrian Plaza, Weatherdance Fountain Stage, Iowa City. (319) 337-7944

Drumming Circle

7 p.m. Unity Center of Cedar Rapids, 3791 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids.

Echo’s V

8:30 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. ‘50s & ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Theater

8 p.m. Starbucks Coffeehouse, 4804 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. No cover.

Acceptable Level of

LET’S GET ROCKED!

Wednesday & Thursday 8pm-2am Friday & Saturday 6pm-2pm FRIDAY, MAY 22 $5 BURGER BASKETS MONDAY, MAY 25 TACO SALAD TUESDAY, MAY 26 HAWAIIAN WRAP WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 6 OZ. HAND CUT CHOICE SIRLOIN THURSDAY, MAY 28 BUFFALO CHICKEN MELT

320 2nd Ave SE • Cedar Rapids • 366-0950

GIRLS PARTY NIGHTS at Volume!!

Wed. Night - $3 Cover Thurs. Night - $5 Cover All you can drink mixed wells.

Dealers Friday, Choice

formerly Moose Knuckle

7:30 p.m. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. $26.50; under 30 discount. 1-(800) 35-AMANA, www. oldcreamery.com

Memorial Day Weekend Blowout

“Partners in Crime”

7:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana. 1-(800) 352-6262

May 23

Out & About Northwest Neighbors Block Party

8 a.m. Ellis Park, Overlook and Rose Garden Pavillions, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-2393

Iowa Paint Horse Memorial Classic Horse Show

8 a.m. Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. Free. (319) 398-7107, www.iowaequestrian.com

All Night Game Night

6 p.m. BattleZone Games, 85 N. Center Point Rd., No. 40, Hiawatha. (319) 378-9663, www.battlezonegames. com

Festivals Celebrating the Arts Event 2009 10 a.m. Catiri’s Art Oasis, 4516 220th Trl.,

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Cedar Rapids, IA

www.myspace.com/volumecr and facebook volumelivemusic

Divadlo Z Pasaze

Saturday

May 22 Saturday, May 23

“Always Patsy Cline”

8 p.m. CSPS / Legion Arts, 1103 Third St. Cedar Rapids. www.legionarts. Mayflies CD Release Party + SE, org/

Uptown Friday Nights — Swing Crew

9 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 430-0696

Violence

Wednesday, May 20 • Player Magnet Giveaway TM

The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a magnet of former Kernels Star John Lackey! Gates open at 5:30 PM; First Pitch at 6:35 PM • vs. Great Lakes

Thursday, May 21 NOON GAME - Thirsty Thursday

$1.50 12 oz. draft beers all game long Gates open at 11 AM; First Pitch at 12:05 PM • vs. Great Lakes

Friday, May 22 Progressive Beer Fridays • 16 oz. draft beers start at just $1 when the gates open at 5:30 PM!

6:30 PM–$2

7:30 PM–$3 8:30 PM–Full Price! Gates open at 5:30 PM First Pitch at 6:35 PM • vs. Great Lakes

Purchase your tickets online at kernels.com, at the Kernels Ticket Office or by calling (319) 896-7560

Wednesday, May 27 Live Comedy Show Featuring

DONZILLA

Don Tjernagel With opening act Jason Moffit www.myspace.com/wrigleyvilleiowa

Nightly Specials Tuesday Special 7pm - 2 am $10 Dollar All You Can Drink Wells


CALENDAR

Farmers Markets Farmers Market

7:30 a.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, Iowa City. (319) 356-5210

Karaoke Crown Karaoke

8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Checkers Karaoke

9 p.m. Checkers Tavern and Eatery, 3120 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-9927

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

Divadlo Z Pasaze

8 p.m. CSPS / Legion Arts, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. www.legionarts. org/

Rare Earth

8 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. ‘60s national artist. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Drag Show

9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3784627 Also at 11 p.m.

Echo’s V

9 p.m. Red Lion, 3970 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 393-9858

9:30 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. ‘50s & ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll. (319) 6481234, Ext. 1970

Karaoke with Rock & Thunder

Theater

9 p.m. Longbranch Restaurant and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids

Night life Drag Show

9 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3784627 Also at 11 p.m.

50 Pound Rooster

9 p.m. Scooters Bar & Grill, 10537 Shaw Rd., Anamosa. (319) 462-3663

‘Late Nite at the VI’ with The Odd Fellows

9:30 p.m. Vernon Inn ‘The Greek Place’ Restaurant, 2663 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3667817

Performances Jeans n’ Classics: Music of the Eagles

4 p.m. Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Rd. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-8203

Polyester Blend

5 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

David Casas

5 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. Magician. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Eddie Piccard

7 p.m. The Lighthouse Inn, 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 396-4574

Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre: “The Phantom’s Opera”

2 p.m. Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre, Lower level, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids. (319) 294-708

“Always Patsy Cline”

7:30 p.m. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. $26.50; under 30 discount. 1-(800) 35-AMANA, www. oldcreamery.com

“Partners in Crime”

7:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana. 1-(800) 352-6262

Sunday May 24

Dance “Sleeping Beauty”

3 p.m. Space/Place Theatre, North Hall, Iowa City. Excerpts from the classical ballet.

Plum Grove Historic Home Season Opening

1 p.m. Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St., Iowa City. Take a tour of the house, try your hand at historic games like hoops and sticks, graces and croquet. Stroll through the three historic gardens. Learn about archaeological exhibits on the property and view items found. (319) 351-5738

Festivals Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o’Celts

11 a.m. Middle Amana Park, Amana. (641) 357-5177

Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ

Noon Liberty Centre Park, North Liberty, Penn St./Highway 965, North Liberty. (319) 626-5726

Night life Sunday Night Pub Quiz

9 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529

Performances The Mayflies

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

Chad Ambrose

10:30 a.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Center Stage Band

5 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. ‘70s, ‘80s & ‘90s dance band. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

Richie Lee

8:30 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. Those fabulous ‘50s. (319) 6481234, Ext. 1970

Theater Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre: “The Phantom’s Opera”

2 p.m. Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre, Lower level, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids. (319) 294-708

“Always Patsy Cline”

3 p.m. Old Creamery Theatre, Amana. $26.50; under 30 discount. 1-(800) 35-AMANA, www.old creamery.com

Monday May 25

Out & About National Africa Day

Memorial service

10:30 a.m. Fairfax Legion Hall, 216 Main St., Fairfax. (319) 846-2623

Farmers Markets Noelridge Farmers Market

4 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Festivals Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o’Celts

11 a.m. Middle Amana Park, Amana. (641) 357-5177

Night life Open Mike with J. Knight 8 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 338-6713

Performances New Horizons Band

9:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids. In case of rain, the program will be moved to the baseball stadium concourse.

Bayside Tigers Softball

Karaoke

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

6 p.m. University of Iowa Softball Complex, Corner of Coralville Strip and First Avenue, Iowa City. Free to first 100 fans.

Zumba Fitness Party

Wednesday

6:15 p.m. Mercer Aquatic Center, 2701 Bradford Dr., Iowa City. (319) 338-3294

May 27

Farmers Markets Noelridge Farmers Market

4 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Farmers Market

Night life Name That Tune Night

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

Delicious Vinyl

5:30 p.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, Iowa City. (319) 356-5210

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

Fitness/ Recreation/ Outdoors

Love Comedy Show

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

BIC Ride

6 p.m. Sugar Bottom Bikes, 325 N. Front St., North Liberty. 23 miles. (319) 341-7886.

The Jam

10 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 337-6464

Richie Lee

Cele 14 brating Yea rs

2 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. (319) 648-1234, Ext. 1970

319-645-1512 Toll Free 1-888-377-5477

Dan Zanes and Friends

3 p.m. Upper City Park, Park Road, Iowa City.

Tuesday May 26

Film

Listing Services www.kisslisting.com

Our Featured Listings This Week

Modern Manor 94 28x56 Fleetwood, #2 Expo, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath............SOLD Clear Creek - Tiffin 02 28x40, Lot #35, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ...........................$27,900

Film of Jane Austen’s Life

10 a.m. Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave., Marion. (319) 377-3412

Literary Food for Thought book discussion

10 a.m. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

Noon Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave., Marion. Discuss novels featuring Jane Austen’s characters. (319) 377-3412

Memorial Day

Night life

Mount Vernon Memorial Day Activities

Acoustic Jam

9 a.m. Mount Vernon Cemetery, First Street, Mount Vernon. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be at the High School Gym, 731 Palisades Rd. SW. (319) 329-4378

Karaoke

7 p.m. Stars Guitars, Town and Country Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1881

Tuesday Night Social Club 9 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529

Western Hills Estates 95 28x56 Classic, Lot 304, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ..................SOLD 95 28x52, Lot 16C, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Garage ..............$37,800 00 16x80 Skyline, #328, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ...................$29,900 Bonaire Lodge 02 28x60 Skyline, 190 Bordeaux, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Den, Carport ................................$49,900 94 16x80 Fleetwood, 404 Chartres 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath, Carport & Large Deck ............$24,900 96 16x80 Winner, 259 W. Rivera, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Carport.................................................$20,000 86 14x70 ArtCraft, 307 Cannes, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath.........$9,900 Saddlebrook Community 01 28x72 ArtCraft, 267 Paddock Cir., 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath .....$66,900 (On permanent foundation) Holiday Mfg. Home Park – North Liberty 97 16x72, #164, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath.................................$22,600 Golfview – North Liberty 96 14x70 Sabre, 188 Boilermaker, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath ......$15,900 96 14x70 LTD, #43, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath .............................. $13,800 02 16x80 Schult, 209 Lions Dr., 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ..........SOLD Parkview – Oxford 99 28x80, Lot 120, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath ....................................SOLD West Branch Village 00 28x52 Dutch, 116 Hoover Blvd., 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ......$33,900

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