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Hoopla cover shoot, Mary Frieden, executive director for Iowa City’s summer of the arts. Taken on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Hoopla cover shoot, Mary Frieden, executive director for Iowa City’s summer of the arts. Taken on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)


CONTENTS

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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ON THE COVER

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The girl of summer page 04

Page 10: People You Should Meet Mary Frieden brings summer (of the arts) to Iowa City Photography by CLIFF JETTE.

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Five Minutes

We want to know: What “As Seen on TV” product do you wish you’d invented?

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I’m Just Sayin’

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In the Know

Twitterpated

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MyStyle

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

What’s got the Corridor all aTwitter?

3 Things

Not sure what to do this week? Enjoy summer in the Corridor with a Drive-in Movie and music in the park.

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Bar Guide

IntheKitchen

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Clean Plate Club

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Music Notes

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Calendar

It’s all in the family at Pagliai’s Pizza.

Andrea Dietzenbach isn’t singing in rhapsody over The Bohemian Cafe, Bakery & Pub.

Kelsey Richards gets her best fashion advice from her BF. HooplaNow.com extra: Watch a video about Kelsey’s favorite outfits and read more about this local fashionista.

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

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Photography by CLIFF JETTE.

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Book Talk

Natalie Ditmars suggests you harvest “The Farmer” off the shelf.

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

Music by Maru. No. Not the penguin.

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

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

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

“What ‘As Seen on TV’ gadget do you wish you’d invented?”

Carly Weber

Seth Smith

Michelle Wiese

Erin McNeill

Stacey Stefani

Caitlin Slessor

Natalie Ditmars

“The EZ Grill. Seriously. A disposable grill. Inspirational.”

“HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead.”

“I recently saw an infomerical on the Jawhorse. Man that thing looks handy.”

“The Magic Bullet. It’s my favorite kitchen appliance. It does everything!”

“Bump Its. Not many gadgets will give you a poolside look and a red carpet look in one!”

“That hair towel thingy. Brilliant!”

“Definitely the FURminator Professional De-shedding tool.”

Editor

Art Director

Designer

MusicNotes, Page 17

Jamie Kelly

Maggie Mills

Andrea Dietzenbach

“I’ve always wished I’d thought of spray-on hair.”

“I wish I would’ve come up with Ch-ch-ch Chia Pets.”

“Those potato peeling gloves. Because actual potato peelers are so cheeky and impertinent.”

Twitterpated, Page 6

Three Things, Page 8

Clean Plate Club, Page 15

Book Talk, Page 16

Events

Katie Mills-Giorgio

5 Minutes, page 6

“I totally wish the Debbie Meyer Green Bags were the Katie Giorgio Green Bags.””

Book Talk, Page 16

Britt Robinson

Anne Kapler

“The Money Maze.”

“The Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter. Upside-down plants are neat.”

PYSM, Page 10

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I’m just

SAYIN’ {

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

It makes me sad when people say there’s nothing to do around here. Sort of in a crazy you-just-insulted-my-firstborn kind of way. I get really upset. Other than the fact that it’s simply not true, I don’t know exactly why it affects me the way it does. The only conclusion I’ve come to is that I feel the need to defend this home I’ve chosen. Like a mama bear and her cub, I feel protective of this place. I’ve lived other places. So I know that other green grass isn’t really so lush up close. Plus I didn’t grow up here. And though I came here for school, that’s not why I came back. I didn’t move here for a job or a relationship either. I moved here because there was something about Cedar Rapids and the corridor area that spoke to me. I’ve often said this area gets under your skin. Which isn’t a very poetic or pretty way of describing what I mean, but it works better than another metaphor I’ve heard, a velvet noose. But, beyond the fact that I feel protective of this place, my hackles are also raised at that oft-quoted complaint because it’s totally bogus. OK. Duh. We are not Chicago. And yes. I love visiting that city and others as much as the next person. But there are plenty of things that make Cedar Rapids a great place to live. Take Classics at Brucemore, which I went to for

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the first time last weekend. Pack a picnic. Watch a play. All under the stars. On the lawn of a mansion that’s a National Trust Historic Site. When you go, you’ll feel silly, like I did, for not taking advantage of this event sooner. If you didn’t go last weekend, you still have a chance this weekend. Go. Fifteen dollars well spent. If you’ve never been to the estate. Again. Not to sound like a broken record, you’re missing out. Brucemore says its mission is “to engage the public in the history, traditions, resources and ongoing preservation of Brucemore for the enrichment of the community.” Its Web site says they want the community to consider Brucemore its home. In the next few weeks there’s tons of opportunities to go “home.” Check out the outdoor children’s theatre “The Princess Who Wouldn’t Wear Pink” July 22 to 25. Then August 1 is Bluesmore and the following weekend, August 6 to 8, is Cabaret in the Courtyard. All year there are garden shows, holiday open houses, children’s activities, garden walks, plant sale, concerts, lectures, workshops and educational programs. Plus, did you know that the grounds — gorgeously landscaped gardens — are open to the public — for free — during the day? Go wander or ponder. So, if you don’t take advantage of local gems like Brucemore, I don’t want to hear you say there’s nothing to do around here. Just zip it.

I’m just sayin’,


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

Top dog

DES MOINES — Eastern Iowa native and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn has made Politico’s, a Washington D.C.-based print and Internet newspaper, list of Top 50 Politicos To Watch. Strawn, who owns the Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Arena Football League team, was elected chairman of the Iowa GOP in 2008 and logged more than 7,500 miles visiting towns during his first 100 days on the job.

Jamie Kelly The Gazette

This week, Jamie Kelly learned to judge dairy cows at the Cedar County Fair. Read more at GazetteOnline.com Next week, he’ll be at Solon Beef Days.

Air time

IOWA CITY — Did you miss The Nadas at the Java House with Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend July 10? There are still two chances to catch the show. The Nadas’ performance will air on KSUI 91.7 FM or WSUI 910 AM July 25 at 11 p.m. and July 26 at 2 p.m.

On the tracks

WASHINGTON D.C. — Two of Iowa’s congressmen are encouraging federal transportation officials to approve stimulus funding for a Chicago-Quad Cities-Iowa City passenger rail line. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, called the rail line “an essential addition to the Midwest Regional Rail System.” According to a 2008 Amtrak feasibility study, the Chicago-Quad Cities section would cost $22.7 million to improve track conditions. The Quad Cities-Iowa City section would cost $32.5 million.

Sick pay

Iowa is in line to receive more than $3.4 million in grants to help prepare for the H1N1 virus and fall flu

Follow along on Twitter by searching for #wheresjamie.

BRIAN RAY/THE GAZETTE

Jason Walsmith and Mike Butterworth of The Nadas perform on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend with Ben Kieffer July 10, 2009 at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. The Nadas’ performance will air on KSUI 91.7 FM or WSUI 910 AM July 25 at 11 p.m. and July 26 at 2 p.m.

season. The grant money would be used to implement strategies to reduce people’s exposure to the H1N1 flu, improve influenza surveillance and investigations and help hospitals and health care systems prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Round and round

MARION — Roundabouts, mixed-use development and green space are part of a new vision for downtown Marion. The concept would direct through-traffic onto Sixth Avenue, making Seventh Avenue more appealing for walking, dining and shopping, said the

city director of planning and development. Four public meetings are scheduled to gain community input on the project: Tuesday (7/28) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Depot in Marion Square Park, Wednesday (7/29) 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Public Library and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Campbell Steele Gallery in downtown Marion. To view the plan go to www.oaplanning.

com/marioncorridor

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BILLIE MAYS—THE BEARDED MAN OF INFOMERCIAL FAME—PASSED AWAY A FEW WEEKS AGO (MAYBE YOU MISSED THAT TIDBIT OF NEWS THANKS TO THE MICHAEL JACKSON HOOPLA). SO TO HONOR HIS LEGACY, WE ASKED FOLKS WHAT “AS SEEN ON TV” PRODUCT THEY WISH THEY’D DREAMED UP. — KATIE MILLS GIORGIO

What “As Seen on TV” product do you wish you had invented?

in my car. I left the window wide open all day in the mall parking lot.

stephaniefiler: I need to buy a new umbrellaella-ella-eh-eh-eh

JoshScanlan:

My happiness depends solely on how many vending machines dollars I have for the day.

ToddPM:

If MJ had realized that dying would 1) forgive all his crimes & 2) be the smartest business move he could make, would he have done it sooner?

Stacey Hasz, 28

Kyle DeBoer, 20

Cedar Rapids “The Snuggie. It’s the bomb.”

Cedar Rapids “The Juicer. I love the Juicer. Or Shamwow.”

Denton DeSotel, 29

Ben Reinhart, 19

Keith Terry, 19

North Liberty “The Razorba Hair Shaver. They sell it at Target.”

cjhubbs:

Matt Pechota, 22

E-mailed this morning that my Dell order shipped, w/ tracking number. Message on my phone telling me it’s back-ordered. Disconnect somewhere.

BavarianErin: Thank you salesman for

making me, after 13 years of biz, be forced to buy a ‘No Solicitors’ sign for my door. Congrats, you suck that much.

Cedar Rapids “That spray on hair.”

JAMIE KELLY IS THE SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE AT THE GAZETTE. YOU CAN STALK HIM ONLINE AT TWITTER.COM/JAMIETIE OR JAMIETIE.COM

Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids “Thepetsteps.Theyarehilarious.” “The Slap Chop. It’s that thing you chop vegetables with.”

K AT I E M I L L S G I O R G I O I S A F R E E L A N C E W R I T E R L I V I N G I N C E D A R R A P I D S W H O E N J OY S T H E B A L A N C I N G A C T O F B E I N G A W R I T E R , W I F E , M O M A N D H I P YO U N G P R O F E S S I O N A L I N T H E C O R R I D O R .

Our experience keeps getting stronger. We are pleased to announce that Debra J. Piehl, M.D. will join OB-GYN ASSOCIATES, P.C. August 2009. Dr. Piehl earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Iowa in 2001 and her Doctor of Medicine from The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

in 2005. She will complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Iowa in June 2009. Dr. Piehl will be located at our J. Lundy Pavilion 8th Ave SE office. Please call 319-221-8400 or 319-368-5500 to make an appointment

More women trust their healthcare to OB-GYN Associates than anyone else.

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Uptown Friday Night Friday, July 17

Uptown Friday Night 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (7/17) Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids, $5, www.uptown fridaynights.com

Kick off your weekend at Uptown Friday Night in downtown Cedar Rapids. Wicked Liz and the Bellyswirls out of the Quad Cities will be on stage with an energetic performance of a rock meets blues nature. The event starts at 5 p.m. in Greene Square Park, with plenty of cool beverages and great food. Whether you’re in the mood to get together with friends, meet new people or just celebrate the beginning of the weekend, Uptown is a place to mix and mingle in the Corridor. Then mosey downtown afterward for specials at local bars and restaurants. Check it out. Only two more Uptowns left in the summer. Next week, join guest pourers, the Hoopla Crew.

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Roll Combo Lunch Special Mon-Fri 11-2 includes:

Soup, Salad, choice of 2 rolls, and soda or tea $9.95

Sun- $4 cocktails Mon- $4 Martinis Tues- Bottled Beer

• $2 Domestic • $3 Imports

Wed- Wine

• $2 off glass • $10 off bottle Thurs- Sake • $2 Sake Bombs • $4 Craft of cold or hot Sake

Fri - Bartenders Choice

Sat & Sun -

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Stop by Gibson Square in Iowa City to celebrate books, reading and writing at the Iowa City Book Festival. The festival will host local and regional booksellers offering new, used and collectible books; children’s readings and activities and live music. Plus the Center for the Book at the U of I will hold hands-on printmaking, papermaking, bookbinding and calligraphy activities and demonstrations. Iowa City Book Festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (7/18), Gibson Square (the corner of Burlington & Madison Streets), Iowa City, free, www.iowacity bookfestival.org

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Happy Hour Mon-Sat Specials 11am-9pm

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MONDAY

Service Industry Night $2 Wells $4 Bombs

TUESDAY

LADIES NIGHT OUT

$2 Wells • $1 Domestic Drafts

WEDNESDAY WNBC $2 Tall Boys

THURSDAY

Women Building Better Communities; 75 Years of the Junior League of Cedar Rapids

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10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday (7/17) to 8/18 The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, free, www.historycenter.org

Movie nights

Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18

There are two chances to grab a blanket and watch a movie under the stars this weekend. Friday, catch “Field of Dreams” at Marion Movie Night at Thomas Park at 7 p.m. The movie starts at sunset. Saturday watch “Happy Feet” at the Downtown Drive-In. Food vendors and games for the kids begin at 7:30 p.m.; the movie starts at dusk. Sit outside or “drive in.” Movie nights 7 p.m. Friday (7/17), Marion Movie Night, Thomas Park, 335 Marion Blvd., Marion, free, (319) 377-6316 7:30 p.m. Saturday (7/18), Downtown Drive-In, CRBT, 500 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, free, www.downtowncr.org

CR Green Drinks 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (7/16) DC’s River Walk Pub & Eatery, 401 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids, free, www.theiowagreenteam.com

Downtown Farmers Market 7:30 a.m.to noon Saturday (7/18) Downtown Cedar Rapids, www.downtowncr.org

FREE LOCAL

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TNBC $2 Tall Boys

SATURDAY, JULY 18

DICK WATSON BAND Danceable Jazz $2.50 Tall Boys

SUNDAY Open 11-2 $2.50 Bloody Marys

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YOU SHOULD MEET

YOU SHOULD MEET

Mary Frieden, 30, North Liberty Executive Director @ Summer of the Arts

If ever anyone writes the story Mary Frieden’s life, they have to include the shoes. Physical shoes, the kind you find in a mall, were part of what brought Mary to the Cedar Valley. And shoes of the metaphorical variety are what keep her here. Mary talks about wearing many shoes the way most do about hats. And these days, Mary wears a lot of shoes as the Executive Director of the Summer of the Arts, a series of events held each year from May to August in Iowa City, including art and jazz festivals, concert and movie series and a fundraiser.

What she can do for you Want to volunteer for any of the Summer of the Arts Festivals? Mary’s always looking for new people to help out. “We want fresh faces, people who love art and culture and want to learn to take on those roles others in the community have played.” Find out more at www. summerofthearts.org

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Mary grew up in an artistic household in the San Francisco Bay area, with a mother who worked as a painter and who encouraged her children to pursue their own abilities. Mary pursued hers to the University of South Dakota in Vermillion before a visit to a friend convinced her to set roots in Eastern Iowa.

For almost two years now, Mary has served as the one and only full-time employee for the Summer of the Arts, doing fundraising, marketing, human resources, volunteer management, T-shirt folding, handling sponsors, organizing port-a-potties and everything in between.

“It was the perfect mid-sized city. Right in the middle of everything,” Mary says. “And it was close to five malls.” During the summer, Mary doesn’t find herself at the mall quite as often, as she works with the five events under the Summer of the Arts umbrella (the Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Friday Night Concert Series and Free Movie Series came together in 2005. Sand in the City, a fundraiser for the other events, is new this year). But Mary doesn’t do it all alone. The individual festivals retain creative control (translation: no she cannot bring in your favorite band), and a veritable army of volunteers “make everything work. They run like a machine.”

It’s work that she calls her “dream job.”

And her favorite part is watching it all come together.

“It was just the perfect job for me,” Mary says. “A perfect fit.”

“The first Friday Night Concert Series I stood over the crowd at the Sheraton and saw thousands. Kids covered

the playground,” Mary says. “Seeing that makes everything worthwhile.” It’s the people in those crowds that Mary sees as the reason for Summer of the Arts. “We need to build our neighborhoods again,” Mary says. “It’s part of our mission to build community. We can do this by connecting people at our events.” To that end Mary is working year-round and her job really does entail more work than one could guess between summers, like planning technology workshops for artists to teach them how to take their art and submit it to fairs and festivals digitally. Also recently, the Summer of the Arts (read: Mary) has become the go-to organization for festivals-related advice in Iowa City, including the Iowa City Farmer’s Market, the University of Iowa Student Fair and Fry Fest. “That wasn’t a shoe we thought we’d be wearing,” she says. “It doesn’t feel like it ever slows down.” — BLAKE BLAKE MOVED TO IOWA ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO AND OVER USES THE WORD AWESOME. THERE IS ALMOST NOTHING MORE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIM. EXCEPT THAT HE’S AWESOME.

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Did you know? Part of the reason Mary loves living near Iowa City is how welcoming the city is of her vegan lifestyle. People in other cities gave her strange looks when she asked for vegan items on the menu, but in Iowa City many restaurants already have those options listed. “It’s a totally different filter,” says Mary.

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Bar Guide

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CEDAR RAPIDS WEST Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.Bud Bushwood 350 Edgewood Rd. NW 319-390-7140

Saturday 7.18

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $10 9 p.m. - Chubby Select Beer Buckets 7 p.m. -close

Game Night - Beer Pong and Flippy Cup

City Beat

302 Third Ave. SW. 319-364-9805

Sunday 7.19 Happy Hour All Day

Monday 7.20 Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

8 p.m.-midnight - Silverwood, No Cover

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke with Happy Hour All Day. $2 7-11 p.m. Karaoke; 8 p.m.Bobby Bloody Marys, $1 Domestic 12:30 a.m. $2.25 Domestic Beer Backs Cans and Bottles

9 p.m.- Stranded in Iowa

9 p.m. - Strangely Familiar

Tuesday 7.21

Wed 7.22

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; Half Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; Cup Price Pizza Night Night 22 oz Cup, $2.50 Refills

Fifth Gear Bar & Grill

Happy Hr., 6-close-$5.25 Dom. Pitchers, $3.50 Bombs; 6 p.m. Nick Stika

Mugs Sports Bar & Grill

Happy Hr. 4-7 p.m. $1 Off Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $1 Mixed Drinks, $2 Bottles, 9 Off Mixed Drinks, 9 p.m.p.m.-DJ Bryan Lee Social Karaoke

Karaoke with DJ Verba -Tim

Happy Hr. All Day - $1 Off Happy Hour; 8 p.m.-close Mixed Drinks, $2 Bottles & - $2 Captain & Jack, $4 Tallboys, $2.50 Mugs Bombs, $2.50 Beer Mugs

Happy Hour 4-7 p.m.; 8 p.m.-close - 2 for 1 Wells

Happy Hour4-7 p.m.; 9 p.m.- Top Shelf Karaoke

Cedar River Landing

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.; The Mike and Rob Show; $4 Bombs

$3 Bloody Marys; 9 p.m. Monkey Business

Happy Hour All Day; Open Happy Hour 3-7p.m.; Mic with Jeff; $3 Bloody Karoake with Chad; $5 Marys Domestic Pitcher

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 8 p.m. Karl Hudson Acoustics, $4 Bombs

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $3 Captains; Karaoke

4617 J St. SW 319-366-2177

2665 Edgewood Parkway 319-390-6577 301 F Ave. NW 319-364-1854

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.; 9 p.m. Electric Mule

CEDAR RAPIDS EAST/MARION ChromeHorse Saloon 6-9 p.m. Bottle, Tallboy and 6:30 p.m. Funk Daddies, 9

Happy Hour; 6 p.m.-close- Happy Hour; Music by Bud Cup Refill $1, All Gerald, $2.25 Bottle of Bud Bombs $3.50 Products

9 p.m. Gimikk

8 p.m. Karaoke, $1 Dom. Draws, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2.50 Tallboys & Captains

1202 1/2 3rd St. SE 319-366-0414

Pitcher Specials; Last Call w/ Jeff & Chad

Wrigleyville

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $1.75 Happy Hour 3-7p.m.; 9 $3 Bloody Marys 11 a.m.-2 $3 Bloody Marys 11 a.m.-2 Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $1.75 Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $1.75 Happy Hour; 7 p.m.-close Bottles p.m.-midnight Justin Crip- p.m.; p.m.; Cubs Special Bottles Bottles; 7-close $5 All You $1 Pints & $3.75 Bombs pen, No Cover Can Drink Wells

Paddy O’Rourkes

608 16th St. NE 319-362-0554

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., 7 p.m.- Thirsty Thursday, $5 Pitchers

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., 10 p.m.-close -Cup Night $3 32 oz. Domestics

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nite Moves, No Cover

Cocktails & Company

Comedy Night

DJ Bryan Lee

9 p.m. 80s Night with Street Rad

5:30 p.m. Open Pool Tournament

$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Tallboys, $3 Captains, $2 Jello Shots

$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Tallboys, $3 Captains, $2 Jello Shots

$2 U-Call-It 5 p.m. to close $6 Medium Pizza, $8 Large 5-10 p.m. All-U-Can Eat Pizza, $2.50 Domestic Pints Wings from 5 to 10 p.m., $3 Domestic Steins

1899 7th Ave., Marion 319-377-3885

1625 Blairs Ferry Rd., Marion 319-377-1140

p.m. The Pumpers

Happy Hour All Night, 3 p.m. to close

DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Margaritas: $3 Plain, Bricks

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., 7 Happy Hr; 8 p.m.-DJs Ka- Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., p.m.-$5 Burger Baskets, $5 raoke w/ David & Jeni, Cup 7-9:30 p.m.-$5 All-U-Can Pitchers, $5 Bombs Night $3 32oz Domestics Eat Wings

7 p.m.-close, $5 Bottomless Cup Night

320 2nd Ave. SE 319-366-0950

$4 Cuervo, $5 1800, $6 Patron and Cabo Wabo

The Bohemian

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $4 Bloody $2 Tallboys Dick Watson Band; $2.50 Mary Bar Tallboys

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour; Service Industry Night $2 Ladies Night Out, $2 Wells, $2 Tallboys Wells, $4 Bombs $1 Draft Domestic

Beaver Creek Saloon

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges; 7 p.m. Karaoke

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges; 8 p.m. MB Bluz, No Cover

10 a.m. Bean Bag Toss Tournament; 7 p.m. Karaoke

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges; 7 p.m. Karaoke

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges; 3 p.m.-close -$3 Cup w/ $1 Refills

noon-6 p.m. $2.25 Depth Charges; 7 p.m. Karaoke

Volume

Rudy York; $5 Cover, Free Mixed Drinks All Night

Atrificial Gray, No Cover until 10 p.m.; $1.25 Dom. Bottles after Uptown

Black the Sun, No Cover until 10 p.m.

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1010 2nd Ave. SW 319-362-3326 329 2nd Ave. SE 319-366-1501

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1/2 Price Martinis

1/2 Price Wine by the Glass, $3 Big Blue Moons

$3 Corona Bottles and Rocks Margaritas

$3 Jack & Coke

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$2 U-Call-It

$3 Keystone Pitchers, $1 Keystone Draws

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Old Capitol Brew Works

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

$3.50 3 Olives Bombs, $3 House Beer, $3 3 Olives Vodka Drinks 8 p.m.-close

$5 Belgian Beers, $3 Cpt $3.25 House Beer, House Morgan Drinks, $3.50 Jager Wine, Wells Bombs 8-close

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11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour; 7 p.m.-close - $3 SoCo $2.50 Domestic Pints 7 p.m. - $3 SoCo Lime Lime Shots, $4 Teas Shots, $4 Teas

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$2 Tallboys Live Music, $2 Well Drinks, Half Price Wine & Martinis 7-9 p.m.

$3 Corona Bottles, $4 Bloody Marys

Martini Hour 2-5 p.m.

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11 a.m.-close -$5 Domestic 7 p.m.-close - $10 Beer Pitchers Buckets $3.50 Whiskey U-Call-It; $2.50 Domestic Pints

Half Price Bottles of Wine and Sake

Guest Bartender Night, Progressive Pitcher Special; $1.50 Bud Drafts; $3 Three $3 Three Olives Olives

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy H.I.P. Night 10 p.m. Hour, $3.75 Margaritas & Coronas

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Jaclyn Pagliai, 28, Iowa City Manager @ Pagliai’s Pizza

First thing’s first: How do you pronounce the name of your restaurant? It’s pronounced polly-eyes. We get asked that a lot.

What’s the best thing about working in a family restaurant?

I’m the third generation of this family to work here — so, taking pride a business that’s been here for three generations.

What jobs have you done at Pagliai’s?

I’ve done them all. I’ve washed dishes, I’ve been a server, and now I make pizzas.

How would you describe a Pagliai’s pizza?

Authentic Italian with tangy sauce and crisp crust. We do have a double crust, which is twice as thick, but I

think the thin crust is the best option.

What’s the strangest topping combination you’ve done for a customer?

We have anchovies and shrimp and broccoli. I think those are the most outrageous toppings that we have.

Wait — did you make a pizza with that combination of toppings?

No! I would never put those three together.

What’s your favorite pizza topping?

Sometimes just plain old sausage is great, otherwise I like the Palace Special — sausage, ground beef, pepperoni, mushrooms and onion. We make our own sausage and ground beef daily. — ANNE

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Details: Pagliai’s Pizza, 302 E. Bloomington St., Iowa City; 4 to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday; (319) 351-5073; www.pagliais.com

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The Bohemian Bakery, Cafe & Pub BOOK A RIDE ON THE GRAVY TRAIN For me, Czech food is a paradox. By all accounts it’s delicious. It’s hearty homemade food that soothes the soul. On the other hand, there’s a lot of gravy.

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So with all that you may wonder what my problem is. Well, turns out Czech food just isn’t my cup of tea.

I ordered the sauerbraten, thinly sliced beef marinated The novice food critic in me says, “this is good food, in vinegar and seasonings and simmered in a savory it’s beautifully prepared and authentic.” And the 8sauce. On the side was a bowl of sauerkraut and a year old in me, sitting at the kitchen table and refusing serving of dense soft bread smothered in gravy. to eat my sauerkraut just says, “I don’t wanna!” Everything had a distinctive tang to it and while I The Bohemian Bakery, Cafe & Pub is an adorable little appreciate the idea of gravy, I’m a gal that would spot in the resurrected Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. rather just have butter on my bread. While some businesses are still regaining their footing, this restaurant is new to the area and is embracing all That being said. My friend who’d recommended the that the Czech Village is about. cafe to me and joined me for lunch had goulash, a side of sauerkraut and a potato pancake topped with The interior is split into a bakery on one side and applesauce and sour cream. She really liked the food dining room on the other, with a nightclub down a on this visit and previous ones. short flight of stairs. The bakery is enticing with trays of tempting kolaches and the dining room warm and So do I recommend The Bohemian? Absolutely. If the welcoming with vintage furnishings and open windows idea of authentic, home-style food that is clearly made that let in a lovely summer breeze. The restaurant was with love appeals to you, it’s a must. Just don’t ask me buzzing with people, which is a good sign it has made to be your dinner date. its mark. — ANDREA

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HARVEST THIS BOOK OFF THE SHELVES I love when I end up loving a book or physically can, do (his leg was that I would never in a million years mangled when he was a little boy pick off the shelf. forcing him to walk with a cane) .

Harrison’s “Legends of the Fall,” the book-turned-movie that launched Brad Pitt’s career.

Thanks to a recommendation from a colleague of mine, I had the pleasure of reading “FARMER” by Jim Harrison. This is a little book that packs a big punch. Chick lit it is not. The basic story line is a 43-year-old man struggling to choose between two women, one of which is a 17-year old student of his.

He has plenty more for your list too. Harrison is an extremely prolific writer in many different genres, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Joseph (the 43-year-old man) has spent his entire adult life making excuses as to why he is where he is — stuck in the same small rural community in northern Michigan where he grew up, still living with his dying mother. Joseph wakes up one day and discovers, he is lost and, as a friend of his observes, the life is draining out of him. He loses his longtime teaching job when the country school where he works closes and it appears that his only option left is to take up farming. Problem is, Joseph isn’t sure if farming is something he wants to,

Then there’s the love story. As a young adult, Joseph fell in love with a girl named Rosalee, who eventually marries Joseph’s best friend, Orin. When Orin dies, Joseph gets a second chance with Rosalee. Instead of picking up where things left off, Joseph toys with Rosalee’s heart. Whether Joseph is trying to punish Rosalee for choosing Orin over him or whether he is just that uncertain about what he wants out of life is up to the reader to decide. Either way Joseph does everything in his power to screw it up, including an affair with one of his 17-yearold students. Harrison’s vivid descriptions beautifully capture the uniqueness and despair of Joseph’s struggles and the community in which he lives. At a mere 160 pages, this is a great book for a rainy summer night! Once you finish “Farmer” check out

Check out some of Harrison’s other fiction works such as “Wolf: A false memoir,” “A Good Day to Die,” “Dalva,” “The Summer He Didn’t Die” and “Julip.” If you are into poetry, it would be worth your time to read “Braided Creek” which is a conversation in poetry with Ted Kooser. In the non-fiction realm, Harrison’s memoir “Off to the Side: A Memoir” is said to be wonderful, as is “The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand.” While Harrison is a wonderful writer, I have been warned (so I’ll pass this warning off to you) to avoid some of his works, including “The Road Home” and “True North.” — NATALIE

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Maru

THE TALENT: Kyla Ash (vocals, guitar), Matt Manuel

(guitar, backing vocals), Mike Day (percussion), Matt “The Beard” Ash (bass guitar, backing vocals) THE SOUND: class rock, alternative rock, hard rock THE GIG: 9 p.m. July 18 @ Next Door, 1736 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids THE REST OF THE STORY: www.maru-band.com

In Maori mythology, Maru is a god of war. In Japanese, Maru is slang for “demon” or “spirit.” But this Maru is named after Badtz-Maru, a Japanese Sanrio penguin (think Hello Kitty).

All native Cedar Rapidians, the members of Maru focus on bringing a different flavor to the local band scene. Incorporating songs by Black Sabbath and Wolfmother with more traditional cover songs makes Maru stand out from other bands in the area, Manuel says. They plays songs that people want to hear, but also songs that they like to play. “We play stuff that rocks, but not necessarily stuff that’s on the radio,” Manuel says. “We really do this because we’re all into music as musicians.”

Like their unusual name, Maru is not your typical cover band.

— ERIN

MARU E R I N M C N E I L L I S A S T U D E N T AT C O R N E L L C O L L E G E . S H E S P E N D S M O S T O F H E R F R E E T I M E AT T H E B A R N W I T H H E R H O R S E . S H E E N J OY S S H O P P I N G W I T H H E R S I S T E R S , D E V O U R I N G M U R D E R MYSTERYS AND HAS A SECRET OBSESSION WITH OFFICE SUPPLIES.

“One thing we pride ourselves on is being eclectic,” says guitarist Matt Manuel. Manuel and bass guitarist Matt “The Beard” Ash started their first band, Seven Days, in 1995. After a 12-year hiatus, the two became reacquainted and Maru was born in February 2007. This time around, they were joined by Beard’s wife, Kyla, and drummer Mike Day, who was discovered by Kyla’s father, a postal worker who was delivering Day’s mail.

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CALENDAR Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Try online. There are dozens more events on our online calendar that we couldn’t squeeze into these pages.

Also Friday through Sunday

Classics at Brucemore: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

July 16

Children’s Events

Twist and Shout Band Performance

‘The Wizard of Oz’

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

Goatsinger Musical: ‘Chooka Choo’ by Mike Moran

Stomp In! Summer Safety Boot Camp

Thrilling Thursday Tale Times at Ushers Ferry

July 17

9 a.m. Usher’s Ferry Historical Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail, NE. Free. (319) 286-5731

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 338-0443

10 a.m. Bever Park, 2700 Bever Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5731

Children’s Events

Farmers Markets See HooplaNow.com for a full listing.

Stories in the Park

Fitness/Recreation/Outdoors

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mercer Park, Iowa City. Preschool age program. For children 3 and up. In case of rain, the Storytime Room, Iowa City Public Library (319) 356-5200 opt. 6

Reconstruct Large or Small Prairies

Czech School Program & Ice Cream Social

6:30 p.m. Scott Church Park, Highway 6 and American Legion Rd., Iowa City. (319) 645-1011

7 p.m. Wilson Middle School, J Street & Wilson Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-2092

Babes in the Woods

Karaoke

See HooplaNow.com for a full listing or page 12 for the Bar Guide.

Live music Swingin’ At Sunset

Czech Plus Band

7 p.m. Kosek Bandstand, Cedar Rapids

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Morgan Creek Park, 7515 Worcester Rd. NW, Cedar Rapids. Guided nature stroll to for you and your 4-year-old. Bring a stroller if needed. Register by July 15. (319) 892-6488

Comedy

7 p.m. City Square Park, Marion. Evening of classic 30s and 40s big band hits Penguins Comedy Club: from the masters. Presented by the Uncle Larry Reeb 8 p.m. Marion Big Band. Clarion Hotel, 525 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133 Also Saturday, 10 p.m. ‘The Queen of Bingo’ 3 and 7:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant, 4420 220th Trail Amana. Uptown Friday Nights: 1-(800) 35-AMANA, www.oldcreamery.com Wicked Liz and the

Theater

7 p.m. Public Space One, 129 E. Washington St, Iowa City.

Farmers Markets

Marion Movie Night: ‘Field of Dreams’

7 p.m. Thomas Park, Marion. The movie and festivities begin at sunset. (319) 743-4723

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‘A Dog’s Life’

7 p.m. The University of Iowa Pentacrest, Iowa Avenue & Clinton St., Iowa City. (319) 337-7944

Christmas in July — Snowman Plate Class

Karaoke

See HooplaNow.com for a full listing or page 12 for the Bar Guide.

2 p.m. Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, 1049 Highway 6 E., Iowa City. . Classes for ages 5 and up. (319) 351-9644

Nightlife

Events

Drag Show

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

All Breed Open Jackpot & Appaloosa Horse Show

Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids. 319-398-7107

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Jazz at the Lighthouse

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

Nightlife Drag Show

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

Free Movie Series

Sunday July 19

Children’s Events

Downtown Drive-In Movie

7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, First Avenue, Cedar Rapids. ‘Happy Feet’

Fitness/Recreation/Outdoors

Center Point Museum: ’Children of All Ages’

1 p.m. Center Point Depot Museum, East Washington St., Center Point. Free. (319) 849-1792

Animal Tales Storytime

2 p.m. UI Museum of Natural History, 10 Macbride Hall, Iowa City. (319) 335-0606

Open Lily & Daylily Garden

10 a.m. Wanda Lunn’s Garden, 526 Bezdek Drive NW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 862-1169

Events

Guided Prairie Loop Hike

Pioneer Day at the Historic Brown Farm

11 a.m. Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd., Toddville. (319) 892-6488

10 a.m. 1361 Sawyer Rd (County Rd E16), Central City.

Star Clusters: Cities of Stars

Diamond Limousine Bridal Show/Open House

8:30 p.m. Eastern Iowa Observatory and Learning Center, 1365 Ivanhoe Rd., Mount Vernon. (319) 892-6488

Karaoke

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3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Solon Beef Days, Bandstand Main St., Solon. (No cover) (319) 624-375

2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Williams Farm, 5305 Walford Rd, Fairfax. Linn County Democrats host the picnic. Tickets $20 for Adults, $10 for Kids (13-18), 12 and under free. (319) 551-9471

‘Camelot’

1 p.m. Iowa City Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St, Iowa City. Saturday Classes: Students completing grades K to 3rd grade: 1 p.m. Students completing 4th-6th grades: 3 p.m. (319) 356-5100

Twist and Shout Band Performance

Iowa City Book Festival

Demstock 2009

Theatre Classes for Kids

Live music

Festivals

Japanese Bunraku Puppetry Performance

1 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City. An accompanist will be provided. (319) 338-0443

Guide.

See HooplaNow.com for a full listing.

10 a.m. Gibson Square outside the University of Iowa’s Main Library’s south entrance.

Children’s Events

Film

Farmers Markets

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center, Amana. Free. Also Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3:30 p.m. Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City. (319) 338-7672.

4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Solon, Main Street, Solon. (319) 560-3042

Live music

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Art Events

Auditions

Solon Beef Days

Camelot

July 18

5 p.m. Lower City Park, 200 E. Park Road, Iowa City. (319) 335-1433

Festivals

Auditions

Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly

Jazz at the Lighthouse

See HooplaNow.com for a full listing.

Friday

Saturday Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Show

9 p.m. I.C. Ugly’s, 210 N. Linn St., Iowa City. (No cover) (319) 337-4335

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7:30 p.m. Old Library in the First Street Building Mount Vernon. (319) 213-0148, www.visitmvl.com Also Friday through Sunday.

8:30 a.m. Wilson Middle School, 2301 J. St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Grades 3-5. (319) 221-8520

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids. Must be 21.

7 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. The Linden Drive gate opens nightly at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. (319) 362-7375 Also Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 7:30 p.m. Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. (319) 688-2653, www.englert.org Also Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday

Bellyswirls

1 p.m. Diamond Limousine, 407 Southview Rd., Fairfax. (319) 846-8130

Farmers Markets

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Literary

Sunday Night Pub Quiz

Reading: Mary Gottschalk

9 p.m. 7 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 City. (319) 351-9529 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City. writinguniversity.uiowa.edu

Grateful Dead Night

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

Live music

Live music

8 p.m. The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 338-6713

Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert

Open Mike with J. Knight

Blues Jam

7:30 p.m. Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8520

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

Monday

Tuesday

July 20

July 21

Children’s Events

Children’s Events

Inventors and Inventions

Tuesday Evening Tale Telling Time at Ushers Ferry

9 a.m. Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Ages 10-12. (319) 362-1501 Also Tuesday through Friday.

Learn with Me

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Usher’s Ferry Historical Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail, NE Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5731, www.crrec.org

What Lives Under: Mini Camp for Grades K-2

10 a.m. Birth, Baby & Beyond, 1520 First Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids. Open playgroup. (319) 364-1144

Farmers Markets See HooplaNow.com for a full listing.

ing Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville. . Please register by July 20 www.lincountyparks.com (319) 892-6485.

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

full listing.

Karaoke

Events

1 p.m. Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave., Marion. (319) 377-3412

See HooplaNow.com for a full listing or page 12 for the Bar Guide.

Live music Acoustic Jam

Greater Cedar Rapids Open

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

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8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Daniel Arthur’s, 821 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

Wednesday July 22

Children’s Events Building a Toy Theatre

6:30 p.m. Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. Register by 4 p.m. July 20. (319) 362-0664

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ushers Ferry, 5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE, Cedar Rapids. Ages 9 to 13. $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents

Teenage? Mutant? Ninja? Turtles!

Comedy

6 p.m. Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learn-

Love Comedy Show

Film Jungle Book

Imperial Stunt Drivers

7:30 p.m. Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 361-0471

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

Food & Wine Hy-Vee Cooking Class: NoCook Pasta Sauces

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hy-Vee Club Room, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 378-0762

Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course, 2901 Hunters Ridge Road, Marion. Also through July 26

Exhibits

Live music

Free Wednesday Nights

Heart Consort Music/James Kennedy & Friends

5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. (319) 643-5301

8 p.m. Daniel Arthur’s, 821 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

Farmers Markets

Name That Tune Night

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Delicious Vinyl

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

The Jam

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

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7 p.m. T Spoons Coffeehouse, 310 Market St, Iowa City.

Theater

The Princess Who Wouldn’t Wear Pink

5:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. For ages 4-10. $5 for adults and $3 for children. (319) 362-7375, www.brucemore. org Also 7:30 p.m.

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