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CONTENTS

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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ON THE COVER

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People You Should Meet

Jill Hanna to make Marion a better place to live, work and play. Don’t know her? You should.

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In Circle

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Five Minutes

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3 Things

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

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIZ MARTIN

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I’m Just Sayin’

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Twitterpated

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

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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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MyStyle

Sweet and simple with a twist. That’s Whitney Rozek’s style. HooplaNow.com: Watch a video about her favorite outfits and read more about this local fashionista.

What’s got the Corridor all atwitter?

We want to know: What’s your dream car?

Not sure what to do this week? From Korn to blues. There’s a lot of music going on.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLIFF JETTE

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Bar Guide

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CleanPlateClub

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BehindtheBar

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Book Talk

page 17

Music Notes

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Calendar

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

Natalie Ditmars enjoys another dose of Myron Bolitar.

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Andrea Dietzenbach discovers the Asian flavors of Jiamen.

Acoustic DJ’z unplugged.

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

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

“What’s your favorite locally owned place to shop?”

Carly Weber

Seth Smith

Michelle Wiese

Stacey Stefani

“I can’t pick just one. See my column on the next page.”

“New Pioneer Co-op.”

“Benz Beverage Depot. So many choices.”

“Catherine’s Cheap and Chic in Iowa City.”

Editor

Jamie Kelly

Art Director

Designer

Events

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5 Minutes, page 6

Katie Mills-Giorgio

Maggie Mills

Erin McNeill

“I’m a big fan of Absolute Junqe. It’s a quirky place and has some really great, if random, furniture and collectibles.”

“The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Museum Store, of course. They have fabulous, unique gifts.”

“I always find good buys at Crazy Daisy.”

“The Silver Spider in Mount Vernon. They have cute, fun accessories.”

ThreeThings, Page 8

LoDo’s Pizzeria

PYSM, Page 10

“…but what I really want to do is DIRECT”

Open Casting Call at

Hallmark Care Center Andrea Dietzenbach

Natalie Ditmars

“Jules Bakery! There’s nothing better than walking into a store and being bombarded with baked goods.”

“First Avenue Wine House.”

Clean Plate Club, Page 14 Book Talk, Page 16

Caitlin Slessor

BehindTheBar, Page 15

“It’s a straight up tie between Prairie Lights (Books) and New Pi(oneer Co-op). ”

“I love visiting the jewelers at the Downtown Farmers Markets. Nothing like supporting local while picking up some fun bling!”

Volume 2, No. 31, Copyright 2009

Hoopla is published weekly by Gazette Communications.

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We are searching for a Dietary Manager with innovative ideas about designing and directing a food service delivery system that produces high customer and employee satisfaction. Must be able to track and measure quality controls, identify and correct operating inefficiencies, and bring a sense of fun and enjoyment to daily tasks. If you’re a director at heart, direct yourself to:

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

A couple of weeks ago we featured Elaine and Erica Yoder, the two Kalona sisters who are following their dreams and starting an event planning business. Last week, it was jewelry designer Kelli Weber. She too has chosen to turn a passion into

a business.

These ladies and hundreds of other Eastern Iowans deserve our applause for embarking on the intimidating journey of owning their own business. And for that same reason. They also deserve our support. One of the criticisms of Cedar Rapids (but not so much Iowa City), is that we are the chain capital of the world. I won’t deny that that’s true. And while it’s hasty to dismiss those businesses entirely — they are after all employing local people — it is also true though that locally-owned establishments are what make a community unique. And both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City have plenty of local restaurants, bars and boutiques to support. Don’t believe me? Search our archives. Hoopla makes a point to feature only locally owned restaurants and bars in BehindTheBar, InTheKitchen and Clean Plate Club. This issue marks our 31st this year and we haven’t exhausted our options yet. And what about places to shop? There are plenty of options on that count too. So many that instead of answering the InCircle question, I decided to devote this entire column to the topic. I was inspired to ask this week’s question for a couple of reasons. One is Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of

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Commerce’s Buy In program, which they were promoting at the last Downtown Farmer’s Market. I wasn’t sure what it was. So I Googled. Turns out it’s an initiative by the chamber to get local businesses to pledge to shift 5 percent of their current outof-area purchases back to Linn County. Doing so, they say, will capture $400 million currently lost to the county, thus

creating 2,300 jobs.

Makes sense right? But it’s not just businesses that can pledge to buy local. We can too. The gal you see on the cover sure would like you to. Jill Hanna makes it her business to support other businesses as the president of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. She’s pictured in downtown Marion, one of my favorite places in the area, which features several great places to shop. I could spend hours (and have) at several of the downtown shops, like Weeping Willow, Campbell Steele Gallery, chocolate temptations fine candies, Joy Boutique and Dreaming Bear. All these options, within less than one block of Marion. See why I couldn’t pick just one? Not with the whole Corridor to choose from. So. Am I asking you to give up on chain stores entirely? No. That wouldn’t be very practical. But consider the Buy In program. Can you pledge five percent? If you spend $100 a month on clothes, home decor or gifts, that’s just $5. Sounds reasonable to me.

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

Best of the rest

IOWA CITY — Iowa City has been ranked in three new Forbes lists, most recently No. 5 for “Best Places to Begin a Career” (communities smaller than 500,000) and No. 13 for “Top College Towns for Jobs” in May. In March, for the second year, Iowa City was ranked on Forbes’ “Best Places for Business and Careers.”

Jamie Kelly The Gazette

This week, Jamie Kelly poured drinks with the Hoopla crew at Uptown Friday nights. Read more at GazetteOnline.com Next week, he’ll be at Hooverfest in West Branch.

Growing green

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new AmeriCorps group is working to make Eastern Iowa a little greener. The 56 members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps, the first of its kind in the nation, are based in Cedar Rapids and Cedar Falls. Part of the group’s outreach is a community garden, created in two vacant lots in the flood-affected New Bohemia neighborhood in Cedar Rapids. They have used discarded items like bed frames and doors in addition to materials from demolished homes in building the garden. The group also focuses on weatherization of homes in older neighborhoods and providing energy efficient solutions for community members.

Tweet us

LINN COUNTY — The government of Linn County will soon have a Twitter account. The Board of Supervisors have voted to let Joi Bergman, the county’s communications director, open a Twitter account. The “tweets” will include board updates, links to posted news releases and road closures. “I

Follow along on Twitter by searching for #wheresjamie. CLIFF JETTE/THE GAZETTE

Green Iowa AmeriCorps workers Stephanie Meyer of Swisher and Jared Musil of Ely weed a plot of potatoes at the new community garden on Third Street SE in Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia.

think it’ll be a good thing,” said Bergman. “One more way to get information to the public.” Linn County will join other governments and politicians already utilizing the social networking Web site, including supervisors Ben Rogers and Brent Oleson, Gov. Chet Culver and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Bergman expects to start “tweeting” in August.

Calling artists

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Public Library is seeking original artwork for the 2009 Art Purchase Prize

Contest. Winning artwork will be included in the Library’s Art-To-Go collection, which is artwork that is available for checkout. To submit artwork, artists must be 18 years old or over, live, work or exhibit in the Iowa City and Johnson County area and have participated in at least one juried competition. The submission deadline is Oct. 9 and entry forms are available at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S Linn Street. For more information, visit www.icpl.org

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What’s your dream car?

polymath22: Every once in a while, someone gets

Emily Reisdorph, 27

Aerial Weston, 21

brave and waves a rebel flag in iowa, but they don’t wave it long :)

Cedar Rapids “Anything white.”

Mia_Ria: All I wanna do is crawl into bed & slip

into unconsciousness. But have to grocery shop. I’ll be the zombie roaming the aisles.

jenneumann: Listening to “Jungle Boogie” while

Andy Reisdorph, 28

Jill Hockaday, 40

Cedar Rapids “A limousine on call so it takes me where ever I want.”

megmegkennedy: My productivity greatly increases when you surprise me with ice cream. :)

Cedar Rapids “A Lexus RX.”

Cedar Rapids “No car preference.”

Joe Behmer, 29

working on a design project. I have the best job. ever.

Kali Rietcheck, 21

Cedar Rapids “A ’97 red Civic.”

Cedar Rapids “Lincoln Navigator.”

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Simple, sweet. With a twist.

E-mail hoopla@hooplanow.com

Whitney Rozek, 23, Cedar Rapids

Graduate student @ University of Northern Iowa

What she’s wearing:

I am wearing an Alice + Olivia jersey dress that softly transitions from cream to pink, two of my favorite colors. It is important for me to match so I used the belt to find heels in the same shade. The pleated skirt is a playful addition that gives it a flowing style.

What she says:

Audrey Hepburn is ... one of my icons because of her timeless and feminine style.

Like Whitney’s style? Read more about what she has to say, plus more photos and a video tour of Whitney’s closet at HooplaNow.com CLIFF JETTE/THE GAZETTE

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Rockstock III Featuring Korn Saturday, August 1

Rockstock III Featuring Korn

4 p.m. Saturday (8/1), Hitter’s Ballpark, Cedar Rapids, $32 in advance (Music Go Round, Neon Dragon Tattoo, DC’s Riverwalk Pub & Eatery, 1st Avenue Live), $35 at the door, www.rock108.com or www.etix.com

Heavy metal bands are converging this weekend in Cedar Rapids for Rockstock III. Two-time Grammy award winning Korn will headline the festival. An American rock band from Bakersfield, Calif., Korn had nine consecutive debuts in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, won two MTV Music Video Awards and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Rockstock III special guests will be Chevelle, Hail Storm, Destrophy and A.D.D. The event, held at Hitters Ballpark, near the intersection of Highway 13 and the Marion bypass, is sponsored by Rock 108 and is featured as part of Korn’s summer venture – the Escape from the Studio Tour.

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

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

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Bluesmore

Division 2 Show Ski National Championships

Bluesmore is celebrating its sweet 16th birthday Saturday. This year the annual daylong blues festival, co-hosted by the Linn County Blues Society and Brucemore, on the lawn of the mansion will showcase blues legend Guitar Shorty, the soulful Mike Zito and regional favorite Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin and the Demolition Band. No pets, coolers or outside food. So grab your lawn chair and friends. The gates open at 3 p.m.

Evansdale, southeast of Waterloo on Highway 380, will host the ninth annual Division 2 Show Ski National Championships this weekend at Eagle Lake. Each club has one hour to present a performance on water skis. Part dance, part acrobatics, watch competitors do moves like ballet skiing, adagio doubles, human pyramids and freestyle jumping. Costumes and music keep the shows entertaining and an announcer guides the audience through the competitions.

Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 2

Saturday, August 1

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Lincoln Park, Downtown Waterloo, $5 daily admission, $10 weekend pass, children 12 and under free, www.iowairishfest. com

Downtown Farmers Market 7 a.m. Saturday (8/1) Downtown Cedar Rapids, www. downtowncr.org

All-in-a-Day Play Festival 8 p.m. Saturday (8/1)

4 to 9 p.m. Saturday (8/1), Brucemore, Cedar Rapids, $13 in advance or $15 at the gate, www.lcbs.org or www.brucemore.org

Division 2 Show Ski National Championships

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (8/1) and Sunday (8/2), Eagle Lake, Evansdale, www.usawaterski.org

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YOU SHOULD MEET

YOU SHOULD MEET

Imagine gine this

Jill Hanna, 33, Marion

President @ Marion Chamber of Commerce

Jill Hanna is living proof of Marion’s slogan: “You can go home again.”

“I really like it because it has so many different components,” Jill says. These pieces include a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities, new signage to After attending the University of Iowa and working as a store director for Target accent sites of historical significance and a tool kit to aid residents in planning for 10 years, Jill returned to her hometown in 2007 to take her current position community events like block parties or garage sales. with the Marion Chamber of Commerce and be closer to family. Another idea, “Park it,” could involve partially enclosing the depot in the City One of the first things Jill noticed was that Marion hadn’t really changed much Park. over the last 30 years. While some may appreciate this for its nostalgia, Jill was concerned that Marion wasn’t keeping up with surrounding communities. “We have four seasons here and the winter one seems to last a long time,” Jill says. “I have a lot of passion for Marion as a community,” Jill says. The enclosed portion of the depot would serve as a multiuse space for events, Compared to towns like Hiawatha, North Liberty and Coralville, Marion has performing arts and a welcome center. Building an amphitheater and expanding some catching up to do, she says. green space are also part of the “Park it” idea.

Enter Imagine8. A grass-roots effort, Imagine8 is a community visioning process Though she’s passionate about Imagine8, Jill’s job involves a lot more. launched in January to answer the question “Where do we go from here?” and develop eight ideas to enhance Marion as a better place to live, work and play. “It’s different every day,” she says. “Everything we do is kind of made from scratch.” Jill emphasizes the importance of this vision involving the whole community. Jill says she uses a lot of what she learned about management at Target to “It can’t just be six or seven people,” she says. “It has to come from everyone.” assist Marion’s small business owners, which account for 95 percent of Marion’s businesses, and other chamber members. In August committees will begin to come up with strategies and funding plans to make each of these eight ideas become a reality. One of her favorite job perks? Each of the eight selected ideas focuses on a way to make Marion a more functional and fun place to live.

“It gives me an excuse to shop,” says Jill. The stores in uptown Marion are great, she says. “And I’m supporting our membership.”

LIZ MARTIN/THE GAZETTE

For example, “Marion CAN!” (CAN stands for Community Activation Network) is aimed at helping both new and existing citizens connect with the community.

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DID YOU KNOW? If Jill isn’t working she’s spending time with her family. She and her husband have four children and they enjoy having extended family in Marion as well.

— ERIN

WHAT SHE CAN DO FOR YOU: Want to get involved in Imagine8 or just know where to go and what to do in Marion? Jill is your connection for all things Marion.

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Saturday 8.1

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p.m. Jeff Craft; $4 Bombs

Happy Hour 3-7p.m.; 6:30-10p.m. Super Size 7, 3rd Degree

$3 Bloody Marys; 9 p.m. Red Door

City Beat

Happy Hour 3:30-6:30 p.m. $2 Pints, $2.25 Wells, Domestic Cans & Bottles

$2 Cans & Bottles w/ an Uptown Stamp; 8 p.m. Silverwood, No Cover

Fifth Gear Bar & Grill

Happy Hr., 6-close-$5.25 Dom. Pitchers, $3.50 Bombs; 7-10 p.m. Nick Stika

Jerseys Pub & Grub

Cubs/Cards Game Special; 4-11 p.m. $1.50 12 oz. Domestic Drafts

Checker’s Tavern

5-7 p.m. #26 Crown Royal 9 p.m. Roughstock Car; $3.50 Crown; 7 p.m. Karl Hudson

302 Third Ave. SW 319-364-9805 4617 J St. SW 319-366-2177 5761 C St. SW 319-848-2210

3120 6th St. SW 319-364-9927

Cubs/Cards Game Special; 9 p.m. Billy ‘n Me

CEDAR RAPIDS EAST/MARION Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., 7 Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., Paddy O’Rourkes

10 p.m.-close -Cup Night $3 32 oz. Domestics

Sunday 8.2

Monday 8.3

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

Tuesday 8.4

Wednesday 8.5

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 8-11 p.m Karl Hudson, $4 Bombs

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

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke with Happy Hour All Day. $2 7-11 p.m. Karaoke; $2.25 Bobby; $2.50 Captains, $5 Bloody Marys, $1 Domestic Domestic Cans & Bottles Pitchers Beer Backs

Happy Hour 3:30-6:30 p.m. $2 Pints, $2.25 Wells, Domestic Cans & Bottles

Happy Hour 3:30-6:30 p.m. $2 Pints, $2.25 Wells, Domestic Cans & Bottles

9 p.m. - Dogs on Skis

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

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

Cubs/Cards Game Special; Hailey Faith

Cubs/Cards Game Speical; $5 Burger Baskets, $12 Beerbuckets

9 p.m. Checkers Karaoke

8 p.m. Blues Sunday; $1.99 Beer Bucket Bonus 5 Bloody Marys Bottles for $11.75

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Maru, No Cover

Cubs/Cards Game Special: Cubs/Cards Game Special; $2.25/$2.50 Select Tall4-11 p.m.-$2.50 Margariboys; 4-11 p.m. 35¢ Wings tas, Mexican Imports Beer Bucket Bonus 5 Bottles for $11.75

Cubs/Cards Game Special: $2.25/$2.50 Select Tallboys; 4pm-?-Rib Night Beer Bucket Bonus 5 Bottles for $11.75

Happy Hour 3-6 p.m., 7 Happy Hr; 8 p.m.-DJ’s 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

608 16th St. NE 319-362-0554

p.m.- Thirsty Thursday, $5 Pitchers

Wrigleyville

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $1.75 Happy Hour 3-7p.m. $1.75 $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 Bottles p.m.; p.m. Bottles Bottles; 7-close $5 All You $1 Pints & $3.75 Bombs Can Drink Wells

ChromeHorse Saloon

6-9 p.m. Bottle, Tallboy & Pitcher Specials; Last Call w/ Jeff & Chad

6:30 p.m. Large Midgets 9 p.m. Stranded in Iowa

9 p.m. Gibbs Brothers

The Fire House

8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chris Steak Dinner 11-1:30 p.m. Miller

4-8 p.m. Jam Session

1899 7th Ave., Marion 319-377-3885 1202 1/2 3rd St. SE 319-366-0414 3321 1st Ave. SE 319-364-1137

DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Margaritas: $3 Plain, Bricks

$1.50 Tallboys

Cup Night

Stoli Night

320 2nd Ave. SE 319-366-0950

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

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

Piano Lounge

Happy Hour 4-8 p.m.; 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis; Bruce Day

Happy Hour 4-8 p.m.; Dan Happy Hour 4-8 p.m.; Dan closed Gillogy; $2.50 Domestic Gillogy; $2.50 Domestic Beer Beer

Green Gable Inn

6-9 a.m. Early Bird Special, 6-9 a.m. Early Bird Special 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Big 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2 $2 Tallboys and $2.75 Well Bang Cup $4 Full Cup, Spiced Captain & Cokes Drinks $1.50 Refill

6-9 a.m. Early Bird Special, 6-9 a.m. Early Bird Special, 6-9 a.m. Early Bird Special, 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $2 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $3 Margaritas Well Drinks Bombs

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Professor Riff and the Rudy York and DJ Lumines- McPhisto and DJ Lumines- closed Party Band 9000; $5 Cover, cent Watts, No Cover until cent Watts, No Cover until Free Mixed Drinks 10 p.m.; $2 Dom. Bottles 10 p.m.; $2 Dom. Bottles

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

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

$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 Happy Hour 4-8 p.m.: 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis; $2 Domestic Beer

Happy Hour 4-8 p.m.: 1/2 Price Wine & Martinis

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330 E. Washington St. 319-354-4788

Saturday 8.1 Radio Moscow, 9 p.m., 19 and up; $2.50 Micros, $3 Imports

Sunday 8.2 $3 Bloody Marys, $1 Cans

Monday 8.3

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$2.50 You Call Its

Mayday Parade, 6 p.m., All Ages, $12; $4 Pitchers, $2 Wells

Meth and Goats, 9:30 p.m., 19 and up; $2 Tallboys

Blues Jam, $2 pints 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Free Dance Party (21 and up), $2 Cocktails

9 p.m. Dubbin Music Tour, $5; $2 Cocktails 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Happy Hour 3-7; $2.59 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7; $2.75 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $2.59 Domestic Pints

The Yacht Club 13 S. Linn 319-337-6464

9 p.m. Lord T. & Eloise, Mr. 9 p.m. Lil Brian and the Thorn & the Soup Kitchern, Travelers, $7 Rich Rok, $6

9 p.m. Dennis McMurrin and the Demolition Band, $6

The Vine

330 E. Prentiss St. 319-354-8767

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $3.29 Domestic Steins & $5.49 Import Steins

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

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $2.59 Domestic Pints

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

8:30 p.m. Live Music; Half Price Wine & Martinis All Night

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

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

The Mill

120 E. Burlington St. 319-351-9529

$2.75 Fat Tire pints; 8 p.m. 5-7 p.m. Jazz After Five, 6 p.m. West High Class of Tornadoes, $6 $5, $2 gin ‘n tonics; Lonnie ‘84 Reunion, $25 Bowden Benefit

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style & Grain Belt Bottles; 9 p.m. Study Hall

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style Deer Tick; $2.75 Goose Island $2 PBR Tallboys, $2 & Grain Belt Bottles, 8 p.m. Honker’s Ale Pints, 9 p.m. Tues- Whiskeys Open Mic w/ J. Knight, Free day Night Social Club, Free

BoJames

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

$3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

$3 Big Beers 9 p.m.-close

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

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

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

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

The Summit

1/2 Price Martinis

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

$3 Corona Bottles and Rocks Margaritas

$3 Corona Bottles, $4 Bloody Marys

$3 Jack & Coke

$3 Big Boulevard

Saints and Sinners Tour, Mathew Lampkin, Patric Jolley, 1/2 Price Big Beer

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

8 p.m.-close - $3 Jose $4.95 Pint Glass - House Cuervo, $6 House Pitchers Beers $2.50, $2 Wells, $3 Ice 101 Shots 8-close

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

Sam’s Pizza

441 S. Gilbert St. 319-337-8200

$1.50 Domestic Bottles, $2.50 Import Bottles, 8-close

$4 Domestic Pitchers, 8-close

$4 Jager Bombs, $2 Do$3 Bloody Mary, $3 24oz. mestic Bottles, 8 o.m.-close Bud/Bud Light Cans, 8 p.m.-close

$1 Domestic Pints, 8 p.m.-close

Cup Night $5 Domestic Cup, $2 Refills, $2.50 Premium Drafts, Karaoke

The Airliner

22 South Clinton St. 319-351-9259

Karaoke, 9-close - Personal FAC (4-8)-$2 Domestics, 9 p.m.-$2.50 3 Olive Vodka 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It Pitcher Night, $2 Dom. $3 Wells, $2 Shots; 9 p.m.- Drinks, $2 Domestics Beer & Shots, $3 drinks $1 U-Call-It

Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics & Wells; 9 p.m.-$2 U& Wells; 9 p.m.-$2 U& Wells; 9 p.m.-$1 UCall-It Call-It Call-It

Formosa

$4 Martinis

Buy 3 Signature Rolls For the Price of 2

$3 Asian Beers and Sake Cocktails

118 E. Washington 319-337-4703

10 S. Clinton St. 319-354-7482

525 S. Gilbert St. 319-337-3422

221 E. College St. Suite 241 319-338-8880

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

CORALVILLE/NORTH LIBERTY Charlie’s Bar and Grill 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour;

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

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.; $2.59 Domestic Pints

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

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450 First Ave., Coralville 319-356-6914

$2.50 Domestic Pints

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

$3.50 Whiskey U-Call-It; $2.50 Domestic Pints

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

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour, $2.50 Wells & Domestic Bottles, 9 p.m. Karoke

Gus’ Food & Spirits

7 p.m.- $1.75 Domestic pints, Captain Drinks, 9 p.m.- Karaoke, No Cover

10 p.m.-close $2.50 Domestic Pints

10 p.m.-close - $2 UV Drinks; Beaker Brothers

11-5 p.m.-$2 Bloody Marys, 5-close - Happy Hour

7 p.m.-close - $4 Domestic 7 p.m.-close - $2.50 Pitchers Domestic Bottles

7 p.m.-close - $2.50 Well Drinks

The Vine

$3.29 Domestic Steins, $5.49 Import Steins

Seasonal Pour

$2.59 Domestic Pints

$2.59 Domestic Pints

$2.59 Domestic Pints

$2.59 Domestic Pints

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In the Heart of Czech Village BRYCE JANEY with FREDDY JONES 95 16th Ave SW, 363-1813 $2 Tall Boys 9pm-12am SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 NOW SERVING LUNCH & DINNER! DICK WATSON 9pm-1am $2.50 Tall Boys

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ANDREA DIETZENBACH PHOTOS

I love being surprised by restaurants.

dinner dishes offered in a lunch-size portion. To start my meal I ordered Steamed Crab Rolls, a mixture of snow crab, blue crab, tomato, mint, cilantro and lime juice wrapped in rice paper and served with mango ketchup. The rice paper made the rolls appear as unassuming blobs. But once I cut into it I discovered a sensation of cool crab, with a bit of crunch and loads of flavor.

SURPRISES ON EVERY CORNER It had been awhile since I’d been down Edgewood Road. I knew there was lots of construction going on over the last few years, including a giant Hy-Vee and a strip mall with a couple new restaurants, but I was completely surprised by one of the more recent additions Jiamen. Jiamen takes over a large area near the corner of Blairs Ferry and Edgewood Roads in Cedar Rapids. The exterior is polished and chic. I got a definite P.F. Chang’s vibe, the chain of upscale Chinese restaurants. It’s one of my favorites!

My entree was Wok-Fired Diced Chicken with Honey Chili Sauce, a roasted pepper encrusted chicken breast served with brown rice in a light soy honey lemon sauce. The true test of a good Asian restaurant is its brown rice. Jiamen’s rice was very lovely, fluffy with a nice nuttiness. The chicken was tender little nuggets of white meat, Jiamen’s décor may be similar, but their menu is original. sautéed and coated with a sweet and spicy sauce. They go beyond traditional stir-fry dishes and offer meat and potato favorites with an Asian flare. American Jiamen has brought an upscale vibe to a formerly lowstandards such as duck breast and porterhouse steaks key corner of town. I look forward to coming back during are taken to a new level with flavors such as Asian pear dinner hours when I can kick back and enjoy a cocktail and honey ginger. and some company. I visited over lunch and was pleased to see most of the

Details: Jiamen, 5400 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar

Rapids; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday; (319) 294-5889, www.jiamencuisine.com

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— ANDREA

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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Robert (“Odie”) Odekirk, 28, Marion Bartender @ Teeghan’s Ice Bar

How long have you been spinning the bottle?

My parents owned a bar growing up, so I was behind a bar before I could see over one. I’ve learned a lot over the years. Officially I’ve been bartending for six years now. I’ve been with Teeghan’s since they originally opened in January 2008.

Tell me about Teeghan’s new location along Second Avenue.

Our new spot is prime location. We couldn’t have found a better place downtown. There are several other spots right around us, so we’re literally placed in the middle of all the action. From a crowd perspective we’ve already passed our highest numbers pre-flood, and it just keeps getting better.

How do you explain the success?

It’s all about the feel of the bar. The place is laid back, safe, but with lots to keep you entertained.

What’s your take on the downtown night life scene post-flood?

I’ve traveled all over and been to many downtowns, and Cedar Rapids Downtown is my favorite. It’s all about the people and their attitude. Here everyone is so welcoming. I’m very proud we’ve all managed to accomplish so much in the past year. Spirits are up and we’re making downtown a fun place to be.

What’s a common bartender faux pas.

One of the biggest mistakes is overpouring ingredients in your mixed drinks. A good rule of thumb from the Teeghan’s “mixologists” is to take a one ounce shot glass and let that be your guide. It helps even out the amount of shots within a drink. — QUINN

QUINN PETTIFER IS AN ACCESS IOWA BOARD MEMBER, THE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT AND ENJOYS CONNECTING YOUNG TALENT TO AREA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

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‘LONG LOST’ AT LONG LAST Thank goodness. My good friend Myron Bolitar is back. In the ninth book in the Myron Bolitar series, “LONG LOST,” Harlan Coben brings us the same snippy and sarcastic Bolitar we’ve come to know and love. One of my favorite literary characters, Myron Bolitar is the main character in Coben’s series. He is a sports and entertainment agent and one of the most colorful and likable characters I’ve encountered. No matter how despicable Myron’s actions (beating some guy to a pulp is a good example), I still end up wanting to take the guy out for a drink. For those of you who have yet to have the pleasure of reading a Myron Bolitar book, Myron was on the verge of becoming a great professional basketball player when a knee injury blew his dream to shreds. After a stint as an investigator, Myron took up a career as an agent. He often finds himself in rather troublesome situations. His clients seem to attract drama, and Myron’s responses always tend to make the situation worse. In “LONG LOST” (don’t worry, you don’t have to have read the first eight to enjoy No. 9), Myron is surrounded by the usual host of colorful, exuberant and verbose friends. After receiving an unexpected call from an old girlfriend whom he hasn’t heard from in seven years, Myron finds himself on his way to France to comfort her when her ex-husband mysteriously goes missing. Quickly, Myron finds himself in the middle of yet another scandal; only this time, it involves the world of terrorism. Let the PA GE 1 6

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If you are not into over-the-top sarcasm or want to try something a little different, pick up “BLONDE” by Joyce Carol Oates, in which Oates tackles the rise and fall of Norma Jeane Baker (aka Marilyn Monroe). One of the many things that sets “BLONDE” apart from the typical celebrity biography is Oates’ approach to the story. She gets into the head of Norma Jeane to reveal what Norma is thinking and feeling throughout her short yet iconic life. I am halfway through the book (at 700-plus pages, it may take me a while) and have already learned a lot, most notably how lost Norma Jeane Baker really was. Oates describes Norma Jeane as a genius because “Norma didn’t have a clue who she was, and she had to fill this emptiness in her. Each time she went out, she had to invent her soul. Other people, we’re just as empty; maybe in fact everybody’s soul is empty, but Norma was the one to know it.” This is a great book; part novel, part biography, part mystery. A challenge, yes, but here’s to hoping it is worth it.

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

Acoustic DJ’z

Acoustic DJ’z started when a friend of asked Destery and Jake if they would play an acoustic show for her birthday party.

THE TALENT: Destery Hildenbrand and Jake Thein THE SOUND: Acoustic guitar THE GIGS: 9 p.m. Aug. 12 @ Tailgator’s, 3969 Center Point Rd., Cedar

“Both of us really enjoy playing songs where we can spotlight our vocal harmonies. That’s our forte, some might say,” Jake says.

Rapids

THE REST OF THE STORY: www.myspace.com/acousticdjz Acoustic DJ’z is a Cedar Rapids-based duo comprised of two familiar faces in the local music scene. The D in DJ’z stands for Destery Hildenbrand, lead singer of local punk rock cover band Pretend Rockstar. The J stands for Jake Thein, one of two guitar players in Pretend Rockstar. Destery and Jake met in 1998 when they worked together at a popular club in Cedar Rapids where Destery was a bartender and Jake worked security. “A few co-workers and I had formed a band so we had

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asked Destery to join us as the lead singer. He accepted, so we’ve both been performing in bands together off and on ever since,” Jake says. “We’ve always just kind of clicked whether it be writing and recording original music or singing vocal harmonies. Everything just seems to fall together.”

As Acoustic DJ’z, Jake and Destery make up an acoustic duo. They both play guitar and take turns on the vocals, creating a sound that can make any night pass a little faster, with familiar songs from artists such as The Calling, Four Non-Blondes, Linkin Park and Bon Jovi and originals.

— WINTER

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY • $5 COVER

GIRLS PARTY NIGHTS FREE MIXED DRINKS!! FRIDAY & SATURDAY: $3 COVER AFTER 10PM WEDNESDAY

RUDY YORK

THURSDAY Professor Riff and the Party Band 9000 $5 Cover

$5 Cover Free Mixed Drinks Free Mixed Drinks ALL NIGHT ALL NIGHT $2 Domestic Bottles

FRIDAY

RUDY YORK

DJ Luminescent Watts $2 Domestic Bottles No Cover ‘Til 10PM

SATURDAY

MCPHISTO

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CALENDAR Tre Formaggi

6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Hy-Vee Club Room, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 378-0762

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

July 31

Children’s Events

Pub Quiz Night and Karaoke

Edgar Wibble Puppet Theatre

7:30 p.m. — 11:30 a.m. Longbranch Restaurant and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids

July 30

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

Children’s Events What’s in Grandpa’s Attic?

1:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1501

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

Showtime Karaoke

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

Comedy

Brian Holmes Karaoke

Sammy’s Lounge, 5519 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. with Amanda, (319) 393-8174

Amateur Night

8 p.m. Penguins Comedy Club, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133

Moving Wall Memorial and U.S. Honor Flag

Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. The Vietnam Veterans ‘Moving Wall’ Memoria will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on August 3. (319) 643-5301, www.hoover. archives.gov

10 a.m. Lindale Mall, 4444 First Ave. NE Cedar Rapids. (319) 294-7082

What’s in Grandpa’s Attic?

Ranger-Led Nature Program

1:30 p.m. — 4 p.m. Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1501

Food & Wine

Classy Chassy Cruisers Friday Night Cruise-Ins

Cooking in the Kitchen with Nina Cooking Classes

5 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. Sycamore Mall, 1660 Sycamore street, Iowa City. (319) 331-6108

6 p.m. Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Rd., Hiawatha. $200 w/ lodging or $150 w/o. Drum materials cost The Tornadoes an additional $90 or $115. Starts 8 p.m. — 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. and The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa continues all day Saturday through City. Blues, swin Sunday at 1 p.m. (319) 395-6700 9 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City.

Performances Swingin’ At Sunset

7 p.m. City Square Park, Marion. Evening of classic 30s and 40s big band hits.

Farmers Markets Greene Square Park

4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Greene Square Park, 400 Fourth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Theater ‘The Queen of Bingo’ 3 p.m.

Festivals Johnson County Fair

Farmers Markets Noelridge Farmers Market

4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Hot Summer Nights

Exhibits

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

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

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Sammy’s Lounge, 5519 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. with Willie, (319) 393-8174

Karaoke

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

Night life

English Country Dancing

7 p.m. Old Capitol Senate Chamber, 21 Old Capitol, Iowa City. www.uiowa. edu/~oldcap/ or (319) 335-0548

Large Midgets

6:30 p.m. Chrome Horse Saloon, Third Street SE, Cedar Rapids. Followed by Stranded in Iowa at 9 p.m.

Exhibits

Jazz at the Lighthouse

Moving Wall Memorial and U.S. Honor Flag

7 p.m. . The Lighthouse Inn, 6905 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids.

Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. The Vietnam Veterans ‘Moving Wall’ Memoria will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on August 3. (319) 643-5301, www.hoover. archives.gov

Drag Show

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

Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers

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

Farmers Markets

Performances

7:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City

Java Blend — Nelo

12 p.m. — 1 p.m. Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington, Iowa City. (319) 273-3497

Czech Plus Band

7:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. Downtown, 3rd & 4th Avenues and Greene Square, Cedar Rapids. 8 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. East End Shopping Center, 3375 Seventh Avenue Marion. East End Shopping Center (319) 377-4846, Pat Carlso

Theater ‘The Queen of Bingo’

3 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant, 4420 220th Trail Amana, 1-(800) 35AMANA or www.oldcreamery.com Also at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday August 1

Festivals Hooverfest

12 p.m. — 10 p.m. Hooverfest, 302 Parkside Dr., West Branch. www.hooverassociation. org (319) 643-5327

Bluesmore

4 p.m. — 9:30 p.m. Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids. Gates open at 3 p.m. (319) 362-7375

Art Events 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. Renee’s Ceramic Cafe, 1049 Highway 6 E, Iowa City. (319) 351-9644

Dance

Downtown Farmers Market

Marion Farmers Market

7 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Kosek Bandstand, Cedar Rapids

See Spots Colors Ceramic Class!

Iowa City Farmers Market

Fitness/ Recreation/ Outdoors Wednesday

$5 Martinis

Savings

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

Brian Holmes Karaoke

Coralville Lake, Solon. Harvest Feast, Candlelight Labyrinth, pagan vendors, camping, workshops, discussions, and raffle to benefit the Iowa Raptor Project.

1, 2, 3 Bedrooms

Cooking in the Kitchen with Nina Cooking Classes

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder

Lammas Fest 2009

Wildwood Apartments

Food & Wine

Music — Karaoke

Festivals

up the

4 p.m. — 8 p.m. Mount Vernon, First Street Mount Vernon. Uptown Mount Vernon Sidewalk sales, Farmers Market, demonstrations, free popcorn, Castle Ridge Bluegrass Band (319) 210-9935

10 a.m. 460 Hickory Court, Robins. (319) 393-7675

9 p.m. — 1 a.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Scoop

10 a.m. Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE, Iowa City. (319) 325-9059

8:30 p.m. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch. 8:30 p.m. walk; 9:30 p.m. stargazing.

Events

Drum Making Workshop

Lord T & Eloise

Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. The Vietnam Veterans ‘Moving Wall’ Memoria will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on August 3. (319) 643-5301, www.hoover. archives.gov

Fitness/ Recreation/ Outdoors

Night life

Exhibits

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Friday

Music — Karaoke

Thursday

Moving Wall Memorial and U.S. Honor Flag

Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant, 4420 220th Trail Amana, 1-(800) 35AMANA or www.oldcreamery.com

460 Hickory Court, Robins. (319) 393-7675

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$20.00 Application Fee $20.00 July Rent $20.00 Security Deposit*

319-393-9521

All Night Long!

Thursday

Wing Night $3/Basket • 5-8pm

$5 Fishbowl Cocktails All Night Long!

Introducing Happy Hour 32 oz. Fishbowls • Well Drinks • Long Islands

Happy Hour | 3-7pm

$250 Domestic Bottles & Pints $350 Domestic Steins $5 Martinis & Fishbowls

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CALENDAR Hooverball

Sunday

9 a.m. — 7 p.m. Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch. www.hooverasociation.org (319) 643-5327

Auditions

Music — Karaoke

‘Master Harold... and the Boys’

August 2

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

2 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 337-2206

Checkers Karaoke

Children’s Events

Crown Karaoke

9 p.m. — 1 a.m. Checkers Tavern and Eatery, 3120 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-9927

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

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

Karaoke with Rock & Thunder

9 p.m. — 11 a.m. Longbranch Restaurant and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids

Center Point Museum:’Children of All Ages’

1 p.m. — 4 p.m. Center Point Depot Museum, East Washington St., Center Point. (319) 849-1792

Exhibits Moving Wall Memorial and U.S. Honor Flag

Sammy’s Lounge, 5519 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 393-8174

Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. The Vietnam Veterans ‘Moving Wall’ Memoria will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on August 3. (319) 643-5301, www.hoover. archives.gov

Night life

Farmers Markets

Brian Holmes Karaoke

World Port

6 p.m. — 10 p.m. Campbell Steele Gallery, 1064 Seventh Ave., Marion. Ongoing Music in the MUD series. $5. (319) 373-9211

The George Jazz Trio

8:30 p.m. — 11:30 p.m. The Vernon Inn, 2663 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3609648, nickiegeorge@yahoo.com, Nick

Drag Show

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

Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band

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

Theater ‘The Queen of Bingo’

7:30 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant, 4420 220th Trail Amana, 1-(800) 35AMANA or www.oldcreamery.com

All in a Day Play Festival

7:30 p.m. — 11 p.m. Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. (319) 541-0140

Hiawatha Farmers Market

11 a.m. — 3 p.m. Guthridge Park, 10th Avenue, Hiawatha. (319) 393-1515

Night life Sunday Night Pub Quiz

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

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

Performances Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert

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

Theater ‘The Queen of Bingo’

3 p.m. Ox Yoke Inn Restaurant, 4420 220th Trail Amana, 1-(800) 35AMANA or www.oldcreamery.com

Monday August 3

Auditions

Zombie Prom

6 p.m. Robert A Lee Iowa City Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert, Iowa City.

‘Master Harold... and the Boys’ 7 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 337-2206

Children’s Events Chautauqua Acting OUT

9 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

Learn with Me

10 a.m. — 11 a.m. Birth, Baby & Beyond, 1520 First Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-1144

Exhibits Moving Wall Memorial and U.S. Honor Flag Herbert Hoover Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. The Vietnam Veterans ‘Moving Wall’ Memoria will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on August 3. (319) 643-5301, www.hoover. archives.gov

Farmers Markets Coralville Farmers Market

Tuesday August 4

Children’s Events Kids’ Kitchen Takeover: No Ordinary Sandwich 9:30 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Johnson Ave. Hy-Vee, 1843 Johnson Ave. NW., Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-0477

Insect Mini Camp for Grades K-2 and Parents

6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. Register by 4 p.m. August 3. Payment in advance., (319) 362-0664

Farmers Markets Lone Tree Farmers Market 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. North Park, Lone Tree

Springville Farmers Market

4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Cox Lake Park, Springville. (319) 854-7097

Food & Wine Summer Sandwich Salute

6 p.m. — 8 p.m. Hy-Vee Club Room, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 378-0762

Noelridge Farmers Market

Night life

Cooking in the Kitchen with Nina Cooking Classes 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. 460 Hickory Court, Robins.

Networking Events Welcome Reception

5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. Theatre Cedar Rapids, 4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids.

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

Blues Jam

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

Hy-Vee Kids’ Kitchen Takeover

6 p.m. — 7 p.m. Hy-Vee Club Room, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (

Comedy Love Comedy Show

4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Iowa City Farmers Market

5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City (319) 356-5210

Food & Wine Cooking in the Kitchen with Nina Cooking Classes

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

6 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. 460 Hickory Court, Robins. Calling all Aunt’s — Cookie Class “ One aunt/one child. (319) 393-7675

Events

Night life

Diversity Focus Spanish Conversation Circle

Name That Tune Night with Matt

1:30 p.m. — 3 p.m. Coe College, 1220 First Ave SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 363-3707

Farmers Markets Marion Farmers Market

3 p.m. — 6 p.m. East End Shopping Center, 3375 Seventh Avenue Marion. East End Shopping Center (319) 377-4846

Noelridge Farmers Market

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

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

Karaoke

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

Food & Wine

6 p.m. Usher’s Ferry Historical Village, 5925 Seminole Valley TR NE Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5763

Music — Karaoke

5 p.m. — 8 p.m. Coralville Aquatic Center, 1513 Seventh St., Coralville

4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Noelridge Park, Greenhouse Parking Lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

Ushers Ferry

Acoustic Jam

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

Wednesday August 5

Auditions Zombie Prom

6 p.m. Robert A Lee Iowa City Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert, Iowa City

Children’s Events Chautauqua Acting OUT

9 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Carl and Mary Koehler History Center, 615 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

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