Schedule

Reading

Kelly Link

  6 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
Short story writer Kelly Link invites readers into the slipstream with stories of the fantastic. Link has collected a Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. Her most recent collection, Get In Trouble, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Step into the wondrous with one of today’s most thrilling spinners of tales...
with Andrew Bird

My Brightest Diamond

  7:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The sheer force of Shara Nova’s beautiful voice and adventurous artistic spirit combine to create My Brightest Diamond. Nova’s career and influences are multi-faceted. Raised in a musical family of traveling evangelists, she has studied operatic voice and classical composition...
with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu), TALsounds

Brad Highnam

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Brad Highnam is an Iowa City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. "Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Brad Highnam escaped home and was raised by wild angels. In his strange gentle hues, synth and organ tones build like bricks, candles sway their wicks, what is broken can be fixed." --All Hell Tapes
with Preoccupations, Jay Som

Anthony Worden

  8:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Last year, Iowa City’s Anthony Worden composed his forthcoming debut “Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good” in the sticks of Eastern Iowa, an album which situates itself between canonical rock n roll and contemporary indie rock. Recorded at Flat Black Studios, under the mentorship of Night People Record’s Shawn Reed...
with My Brightest Diamond

Andrew Bird

  8:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The A.V. Club calls Andrew Bird a “musical polymath [who] is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist.” So, take our word for it: Bird is the real deal. A multi-instrumentalist, a compelling singer-songwriter, and a heck of a whistler, he has quietly built a loyal fan base happy to shout its approval of his eclectic music...
with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu)

TALsounds

  8:45 p.m.
  Gabe's
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami's analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions...
with Preoccupations, Anthony Worden

Jay Som

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Jay Som is the pseudonym of Melina Duterte, a California Bay Area native who composed, arranged, produced, and performed all of her own tracks on the summer 2016 release of her tape, Turn Into. This fuzzy and slightly uneasy listening experience, is a genre of rock described as “woozy” while Jay Som is often described as...
with TALsounds

HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu)

  9:45 p.m.
  Gabe's
Lawrence English, a composer, artist and curator living in Brisbane, Australia, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart met in 2009. Initially connecting through their mutual admiration of affective sound -- the ways in which sound and music act on the mind and body -- as well as 20th-century Japanese photography and birdwatching, it wasn’t long before the pair...
with Jay Som, Anthony Worden

Preoccupations

  10:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Preoccupations -- the band formerly known as Viet Cong -- announced their new name along with a new, self-titled album in 2016. Flood magazine called it one of the best albums of 2016, saying, “Never mind the new name: Preoccupations is a sophomore album in the classic sense, finding Flegel, Wallace, guitarist Daniel Christiansen, and multi-instrumentalist...
with Andrew Bird

My Brightest Diamond

  7:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The sheer force of Shara Nova’s beautiful voice and adventurous artistic spirit combine to create My Brightest Diamond. Nova’s career and influences are multi-faceted. Raised in a musical family of traveling evangelists, she has studied operatic voice and classical composition...
with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu), TALsounds

Brad Highnam

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Brad Highnam is an Iowa City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. "Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Brad Highnam escaped home and was raised by wild angels. In his strange gentle hues, synth and organ tones build like bricks, candles sway their wicks, what is broken can be fixed." --All Hell Tapes
with Preoccupations, Jay Som

Anthony Worden

  8:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Last year, Iowa City’s Anthony Worden composed his forthcoming debut “Ideal Conceptions of the Beautiful and Good” in the sticks of Eastern Iowa, an album which situates itself between canonical rock n roll and contemporary indie rock. Recorded at Flat Black Studios, under the mentorship of Night People Record’s Shawn Reed...
with My Brightest Diamond

Andrew Bird

  8:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
The A.V. Club calls Andrew Bird a “musical polymath [who] is the quintessential word-of-mouth artist.” So, take our word for it: Bird is the real deal. A multi-instrumentalist, a compelling singer-songwriter, and a heck of a whistler, he has quietly built a loyal fan base happy to shout its approval of his eclectic music...
with HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu)

TALsounds

  8:45 p.m.
  Gabe's
Natalie Chami adopted the TALsounds moniker in 2009 for her solo explorations in the drone, ambient, and electro-acoustic improv disciplines. In live performance, Chami's analog synthesizers weave together into drifting loops that evolve in tandem with her vocal leads and choral harmonies. Her meditative sessions...
with Preoccupations, Anthony Worden

Jay Som

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Jay Som is the pseudonym of Melina Duterte, a California Bay Area native who composed, arranged, produced, and performed all of her own tracks on the summer 2016 release of her tape, Turn Into. This fuzzy and slightly uneasy listening experience, is a genre of rock described as “woozy” while Jay Som is often described as...
with TALsounds

HEXA (Lawrence English + Xiu Xiu)

  9:45 p.m.
  Gabe's
Lawrence English, a composer, artist and curator living in Brisbane, Australia, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart met in 2009. Initially connecting through their mutual admiration of affective sound -- the ways in which sound and music act on the mind and body -- as well as 20th-century Japanese photography and birdwatching, it wasn’t long before the pair...
with Jay Som, Anthony Worden

Preoccupations

  10:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Preoccupations -- the band formerly known as Viet Cong -- announced their new name along with a new, self-titled album in 2016. Flood magazine called it one of the best albums of 2016, saying, “Never mind the new name: Preoccupations is a sophomore album in the classic sense, finding Flegel, Wallace, guitarist Daniel Christiansen, and multi-instrumentalist...
Reading

Kelly Link

  6 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
Short story writer Kelly Link invites readers into the slipstream with stories of the fantastic. Link has collected a Hugo Award, three Nebula Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. Her most recent collection, Get In Trouble, was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Step into the wondrous with one of today’s most thrilling spinners of tales...

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with AWTHNTKTS

Ghostface Killah

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Ghostface Killah is one the most accomplished lyricists of his generation. As a founding member of Wu-Tang Clan he helped shape the golden age of rap music, bringing a mix of narrative power and brilliant abstraction to his verses. As a solo artist he has made a number of classic albums including Ironman, Supreme Clientele, and Fishscale...
with Bridget Kearney, Elizabeth Moen

Paul Cary

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Chicago’s Paul Cary knows a thing or two about grit. In his Iowa days, Cary was the front man for the seminal In The Red Records’ band, The Horrors (not the UK band, the gritty garage rockers from the depths of Iowa). During that time, Paul Cary drove taxis, hopped trains from Iowa City to San Diego, worked the door at local dive bars and toured...
with Elysia Crampton, Lawrence English

MacMillan & Spengler

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
MacMillan & Spengler take a dedicated look back at the golden era of electronic music, walking the same path as modern peers Bitchin Bajas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Steve Moore. Ian MacMillan, who moonlights as a philosophy professor, approaches synthesis with left-brain, algorithmic creativity. He has been deejaying and making...
with Bridget Kearney, Paul Cary

Elizabeth Moen

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Elizabeth Moen’s music came all at once, in what seemed like a fury at the bitter end of her college career. Playing guitar since middle school and singing old Johnny Cash and Billie Holiday covers at open mics, she finally began to write her own songs in September of 2015. Now residing in Iowa City...
with Elysia Crampton, MacMillan & Spengler

Lawrence English

  9:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
One of ambient music’s modern masters, Lawrence English is composer, media artist, and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle...
with Elizabeth Moen, Paul Cary

Bridget Kearney

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Lake Street Dive saw a mercurial rise to fame after their mellowed-out, soulful cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” went viral. They continued to earn critical acclaim with their seamless vocal melodies and throwback style. They are a nationally-known band with a local influence in Bridget Kearney...
with Lifestyles, Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Cops

GOSH!

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Gosh! Is a three piece band that plays minimal psychedelic dream pop. Formed in 2014, they released their self titled debut album and started touring the country. In 2016 they relocated from the Quad Cities to Chicago Illinois. Their second LP, Cities on the Plain, is coming out in March of 2017...
with Lawrence English, MacMillan & Spengler

Elysia Crampton

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
In an interview with the writer and academic Adam Harper last year, Elysia Crampton described folk music as connected to both the past and the future. Folk music, she said, testifies to the existence, past and present, of people otherwise erased or made invisible by oppression and genocide, and carries this testimony into the future through "the constant regeneration of all...
with Gosh!, Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Cops

Lifestyles

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Its shambling, grungy 90s sound puts this wolf in mind of a Babes in Toyland-style alt-rock apocalypse—two thumbs up!-- gossip wolf
with AWTHNTKTS

Ghostface Killah

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Ghostface Killah is one the most accomplished lyricists of his generation. As a founding member of Wu-Tang Clan he helped shape the golden age of rap music, bringing a mix of narrative power and brilliant abstraction to his verses. As a solo artist he has made a number of classic albums including Ironman, Supreme Clientele, and Fishscale...
with Bridget Kearney, Elizabeth Moen

Paul Cary

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Chicago’s Paul Cary knows a thing or two about grit. In his Iowa days, Cary was the front man for the seminal In The Red Records’ band, The Horrors (not the UK band, the gritty garage rockers from the depths of Iowa). During that time, Paul Cary drove taxis, hopped trains from Iowa City to San Diego, worked the door at local dive bars and toured...
with Elysia Crampton, Lawrence English

MacMillan & Spengler

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
MacMillan & Spengler take a dedicated look back at the golden era of electronic music, walking the same path as modern peers Bitchin Bajas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Steve Moore. Ian MacMillan, who moonlights as a philosophy professor, approaches synthesis with left-brain, algorithmic creativity. He has been deejaying and making...
with Bridget Kearney, Paul Cary

Elizabeth Moen

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Elizabeth Moen’s music came all at once, in what seemed like a fury at the bitter end of her college career. Playing guitar since middle school and singing old Johnny Cash and Billie Holiday covers at open mics, she finally began to write her own songs in September of 2015. Now residing in Iowa City...
with Elysia Crampton, MacMillan & Spengler

Lawrence English

  9:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
One of ambient music’s modern masters, Lawrence English is composer, media artist, and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle...
with Elizabeth Moen, Paul Cary

Bridget Kearney

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Lake Street Dive saw a mercurial rise to fame after their mellowed-out, soulful cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” went viral. They continued to earn critical acclaim with their seamless vocal melodies and throwback style. They are a nationally-known band with a local influence in Bridget Kearney...
with Lifestyles, Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Cops

GOSH!

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Gosh! Is a three piece band that plays minimal psychedelic dream pop. Formed in 2014, they released their self titled debut album and started touring the country. In 2016 they relocated from the Quad Cities to Chicago Illinois. Their second LP, Cities on the Plain, is coming out in March of 2017...
with Lawrence English, MacMillan & Spengler

Elysia Crampton

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
In an interview with the writer and academic Adam Harper last year, Elysia Crampton described folk music as connected to both the past and the future. Folk music, she said, testifies to the existence, past and present, of people otherwise erased or made invisible by oppression and genocide, and carries this testimony into the future through "the constant regeneration of all...
with Gosh!, Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Cops

Lifestyles

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Its shambling, grungy 90s sound puts this wolf in mind of a Babes in Toyland-style alt-rock apocalypse—two thumbs up!-- gossip wolf

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Reading with Kristen Radtke

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

  6 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas recently received a 2016 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Her nonfiction book, Don’t Come Back, which will include the essay, comes out in January 2017 from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State Press. She has MFA degrees in both creative nonfiction and literary translation...
Reading with Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

Kristen Radtke

  6 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Kristen Radtke is a writer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, is forthcoming from Pantheon Books in April. She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film & video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program...
with Special Guests TBA

Margaret Cho

  7:30 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
For decades, comedian Margaret Cho has been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a taboo topic, she considers no subjects off limits. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher to those with open minds and open hearts...
with Cloud Nothings, Younger

Maiden Mars

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Maiden Mars is a glitter grunge band consisting of Alex Skalla and Katie Rosenberger: two best friends who believe in the power of female friendship, rock n’ roll, and cats...
with The Bad Plus

Jack Lion

  8:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Iowa City’s Jack Lion, comprised of drummer Justin LeDuc, trumpeter Brian Lewis Smith, and bassist/vocalist Drew Morton, blends the members’ formal jazz training with electronic and improvised music. The band’s most recent release, the K L EP (Goldie Records, 2015), follows their successful debut, the JAC EP, which was featured on...
with Cloud Nothings, Maiden Mars

Younger

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
"You guys {your band?} ride your own wave" - Jim Jarmusch "How did you guys write the cool parts?" - {Younger} Fan "You guys are getting better!" - Everyone who has ever seen Younger...
with Jack Lion

The Bad Plus

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Often times cover bands can seem trite and uninspiring, but every once in a while, an artist interprets a song and breathes a whole new life into it i.e. Cocker’s "With a Little Help from My Friends" or Aretha’s "Respect." Along with their adventurous original compositions, this is a specialization of jazz trio The Bad Plus, who are masters of un-ironically deconstructing...
w/ Mykki Blanco, Flint Eastwood

Meka Jean

  9:30 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Tameka Jenean Norris, a.k.a. Meka Jean, is an artist currently working between Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Her interdisciplinary work—spanning painting, performance, video, and social practice—critiques the continuing invisibility of blackness in mainstream culture today...
with Brian Johannesen, Ryan Joseph Anderson

Hailey Whitters

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Produced by ace session guitarist Derek Wells, Hailey Whitters' debut album Black Sheep is a soulful collection that turns sad stories into bold celebrations of people society often shames, layered over honky tonk and rootsy rock...
with Marisa Anderson, Liv Carrow

Sarah Louise

  9:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
North Carolina native Sarah Louise’s music is entirely rooted in place, a sound as natural as the flora and fauna she pulls inspiration from. Collecting sounds from birdsongs, flower petals falling on water, rivers, and Appalachian folk music, Louise’s sense of heritage and experimentation results in a refreshing, lush sound which envelops the listener...
with Younger, Maiden Mars

Cloud Nothings

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
A sound that fittingly recalls adolescent angst in a '90s-era basement, Cloud Nothings found its roots as the solo bedroom project of Cleveland, OH teenager Dylan Baldi. Now, the lo-fi rock band is nearly five albums in, with Life Without Sound to be released next month, following their 2015 collaborative effort, No Life for Me, with grunge punk peers Wavves...
with Mykki Blanco, Meka Jean

Flint Eastwood

  10 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender...
with Sarah Louise, Liv Carrow

Marisa Anderson

  10:30 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone, and 20th-century classical music...
with Flint Eastwood, Meka Jean

Mykki Blanco

  11 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art...
with Special Guests TBA

Margaret Cho

  7:30 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
For decades, comedian Margaret Cho has been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a taboo topic, she considers no subjects off limits. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader and a tolerant teacher to those with open minds and open hearts...
with Cloud Nothings, Younger

Maiden Mars

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Maiden Mars is a glitter grunge band consisting of Alex Skalla and Katie Rosenberger: two best friends who believe in the power of female friendship, rock n’ roll, and cats...
with The Bad Plus

Jack Lion

  8:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Iowa City’s Jack Lion, comprised of drummer Justin LeDuc, trumpeter Brian Lewis Smith, and bassist/vocalist Drew Morton, blends the members’ formal jazz training with electronic and improvised music. The band’s most recent release, the K L EP (Goldie Records, 2015), follows their successful debut, the JAC EP, which was featured on...
with Cloud Nothings, Maiden Mars

Younger

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
"You guys {your band?} ride your own wave" - Jim Jarmusch "How did you guys write the cool parts?" - {Younger} Fan "You guys are getting better!" - Everyone who has ever seen Younger...
with Jack Lion

The Bad Plus

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Often times cover bands can seem trite and uninspiring, but every once in a while, an artist interprets a song and breathes a whole new life into it i.e. Cocker’s "With a Little Help from My Friends" or Aretha’s "Respect." Along with their adventurous original compositions, this is a specialization of jazz trio The Bad Plus, who are masters of un-ironically deconstructing...
w/ Mykki Blanco, Flint Eastwood

Meka Jean

  9:30 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Tameka Jenean Norris, a.k.a. Meka Jean, is an artist currently working between Berlin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. Her interdisciplinary work—spanning painting, performance, video, and social practice—critiques the continuing invisibility of blackness in mainstream culture today...
with Brian Johannesen, Ryan Joseph Anderson

Hailey Whitters

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Produced by ace session guitarist Derek Wells, Hailey Whitters' debut album Black Sheep is a soulful collection that turns sad stories into bold celebrations of people society often shames, layered over honky tonk and rootsy rock...
with Marisa Anderson, Liv Carrow

Sarah Louise

  9:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
North Carolina native Sarah Louise’s music is entirely rooted in place, a sound as natural as the flora and fauna she pulls inspiration from. Collecting sounds from birdsongs, flower petals falling on water, rivers, and Appalachian folk music, Louise’s sense of heritage and experimentation results in a refreshing, lush sound which envelops the listener...
with Younger, Maiden Mars

Cloud Nothings

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
A sound that fittingly recalls adolescent angst in a '90s-era basement, Cloud Nothings found its roots as the solo bedroom project of Cleveland, OH teenager Dylan Baldi. Now, the lo-fi rock band is nearly five albums in, with Life Without Sound to be released next month, following their 2015 collaborative effort, No Life for Me, with grunge punk peers Wavves...
with Mykki Blanco, Meka Jean

Flint Eastwood

  10 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender...
with Sarah Louise, Liv Carrow

Marisa Anderson

  10:30 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone, and 20th-century classical music...
with Flint Eastwood, Meka Jean

Mykki Blanco

  11 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art...
Reading with Kristen Radtke

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

  6 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas recently received a 2016 Writer’s Award from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Her nonfiction book, Don’t Come Back, which will include the essay, comes out in January 2017 from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State Press. She has MFA degrees in both creative nonfiction and literary translation...
Reading with Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

Kristen Radtke

  6 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Kristen Radtke is a writer and illustrator based in Brooklyn. Her graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, is forthcoming from Pantheon Books in April. She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books and the film & video editor of TriQuarterly magazine. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program...

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7th Annual Lit Crawl

  5 to 8 p.m.
  Various Venues
Writers and publishers from across the country invade nine downtown Iowa City businesses for three hours of literary mayhem. In all, more than 55 authors will represent over 18 publishers and literary organizations, as well as MFA candidates from the University of Iowa’s own Anthology Reading Series...
with DIIV

Karen Meat

  8 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
Culled together from the concrete deserts and decades-old industry of the city’s wrong-side-of-the-tracks, Karen Meat first appeared in the Des Moines scene at a Battle of the Bands. At the time, the band was a duo with Bradley Turk sharing songwriting and lead responsibilities with the band’s namesake member, Arin Eaton...
with Pieta Brown, The Feralings

Dickie

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Veteran tunesmith Dick Prall has taken his wares and shared them with violinist Kristina Priceman to create a collection of dark, gorgeous, and oft-times moony sing-alongs. Dickie is the exploration of subtle symphonies over creative prose, indie popped out melodies...
with Tennis, Sires

Port Authority

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
The Port Authority is a rock band from Iowa City, IA, originally formed in October 2014 by dorm room neighbors Landon Kuhlmann (vox, guitar) and Jens Hoifeldt (guitar). After releasing two EPs and taking a short hiatus, the band recruited Mitch McAndrew to play bass and David Galloway to play drums in early 2016. Blending styles like garage rock...
with Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon, 75 Dollar Bill

Daniel Wyche

  9 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Daniel Wyche is a Chicago-based guitarist, composer and improviser, working with a wide range of physical preparations, extended techniques, and filter and delay instruments, in order to isolate, draw out and explore the relationships between forms of resonance, overtones and noise...
with Karen Meat

DIIV

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Slip into a blissful daydream with DIIV, the oceanic brainchild of Brooklyn, NY-based Zachary Cole Smith (Soft Black, Beach Fossils). A tribute to the Nirvana song and an acknowledgement of how each band member has a water astrological sign, the ebb and flow of hazy vocals, swells of distorted guitar noise and mumbled bass mimic the foreseeable yet dream-inducing beauty...
with Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon, Daniel Wyche

75 Dollar Bill

  9:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. They immediately embraced an exhaustive local gigging schedule that found them playing at rock clubs, DIY spaces...
with Tennis, Port Authority

Sires

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
SIRES is a three piece, pop band from Des Moines, Iowa. Their soulful vocal harmonies arranged with sweeping strings and violent distorted bass give you a glimpse of what Chet Baker might have sounded like if he grew up in the post-punk Midwest. Having achieved regional success under different monikers...
with Dickie, The Feralings

Pieta Brown

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, Postcards. Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion...
with The Cool Kids

Owen Bones

  10:15 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Owen Bones, the nom de plume of Chicago producer Owen Jones, is a name you should know if you don’t already. 22-year-old Bones made waves in early 2016 with his EP Surrender!, a high energy, three-song release featuring guests artists/friends...
with Owen Bones

The Cool Kids

  10:45 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Mikey Rocks (Antoine Reed) and Chuck Inglish (Evan Ingersoll) are The Cool Kids, a duo we thought was lost in the iconic sound of the mid 2000’s hip hop scene. After taking a hiatus due to a multitude of issues, the famous duo announced their return in the summer of 2016...
with 75 Dollar Bill, Daniel Wyche

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

  10:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Tashi Dorji, whose chance encounter with the guitar as a teenager has led him to a passionate career in experimental music and improvisation, with over 16 albums and EPs of original guitar compositions under his belt. Growing up in the sparsely populated country of Bhutan...
with SIRES, The Port Authority

Tennis

  11 p.m.
  Gabe's
Tennis is comprised of couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver-based duo began writing music together as a way to document their time living at sea on a small forty-year-old sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory (2011), which saw them quickly become one of the most alluring and blogged-about bands of the new decade...
with Mission: Beat DJs

Jlin

  11:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Gary, Ind.-based producer Jlin, who some of you might remember for her track "Erotic Heat" (Bangs and Works Vol.2 – Planet Mu 2011), or from her moment in the mainstream light providing music for fashion designer Rick Owens’ F/W 14 Paris runway show, is stepping further into the light with a stunning eleven track debut album...
with DIIV

Karen Meat

  8 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
Culled together from the concrete deserts and decades-old industry of the city’s wrong-side-of-the-tracks, Karen Meat first appeared in the Des Moines scene at a Battle of the Bands. At the time, the band was a duo with Bradley Turk sharing songwriting and lead responsibilities with the band’s namesake member, Arin Eaton...
with Pieta Brown, The Feralings

Dickie

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Veteran tunesmith Dick Prall has taken his wares and shared them with violinist Kristina Priceman to create a collection of dark, gorgeous, and oft-times moony sing-alongs. Dickie is the exploration of subtle symphonies over creative prose, indie popped out melodies...
with Tennis, Sires

Port Authority

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
The Port Authority is a rock band from Iowa City, IA, originally formed in October 2014 by dorm room neighbors Landon Kuhlmann (vox, guitar) and Jens Hoifeldt (guitar). After releasing two EPs and taking a short hiatus, the band recruited Mitch McAndrew to play bass and David Galloway to play drums in early 2016. Blending styles like garage rock...
with Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon, 75 Dollar Bill

Daniel Wyche

  9 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Daniel Wyche is a Chicago-based guitarist, composer and improviser, working with a wide range of physical preparations, extended techniques, and filter and delay instruments, in order to isolate, draw out and explore the relationships between forms of resonance, overtones and noise...
with Karen Meat

DIIV

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Slip into a blissful daydream with DIIV, the oceanic brainchild of Brooklyn, NY-based Zachary Cole Smith (Soft Black, Beach Fossils). A tribute to the Nirvana song and an acknowledgement of how each band member has a water astrological sign, the ebb and flow of hazy vocals, swells of distorted guitar noise and mumbled bass mimic the foreseeable yet dream-inducing beauty...
with Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon, Daniel Wyche

75 Dollar Bill

  9:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. They immediately embraced an exhaustive local gigging schedule that found them playing at rock clubs, DIY spaces...
with Tennis, Port Authority

Sires

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
SIRES is a three piece, pop band from Des Moines, Iowa. Their soulful vocal harmonies arranged with sweeping strings and violent distorted bass give you a glimpse of what Chet Baker might have sounded like if he grew up in the post-punk Midwest. Having achieved regional success under different monikers...
with Dickie, The Feralings

Pieta Brown

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, Postcards. Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion...
with The Cool Kids

Owen Bones

  10:15 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Owen Bones, the nom de plume of Chicago producer Owen Jones, is a name you should know if you don’t already. 22-year-old Bones made waves in early 2016 with his EP Surrender!, a high energy, three-song release featuring guests artists/friends...
with Owen Bones

The Cool Kids

  10:45 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Mikey Rocks (Antoine Reed) and Chuck Inglish (Evan Ingersoll) are The Cool Kids, a duo we thought was lost in the iconic sound of the mid 2000’s hip hop scene. After taking a hiatus due to a multitude of issues, the famous duo announced their return in the summer of 2016...
with 75 Dollar Bill, Daniel Wyche

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon

  10:45 p.m.
  Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Tashi Dorji, whose chance encounter with the guitar as a teenager has led him to a passionate career in experimental music and improvisation, with over 16 albums and EPs of original guitar compositions under his belt. Growing up in the sparsely populated country of Bhutan...
with SIRES, The Port Authority

Tennis

  11 p.m.
  Gabe's
Tennis is comprised of couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver-based duo began writing music together as a way to document their time living at sea on a small forty-year-old sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory (2011), which saw them quickly become one of the most alluring and blogged-about bands of the new decade...
with Mission: Beat DJs

Jlin

  11:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Gary, Ind.-based producer Jlin, who some of you might remember for her track "Erotic Heat" (Bangs and Works Vol.2 – Planet Mu 2011), or from her moment in the mainstream light providing music for fashion designer Rick Owens’ F/W 14 Paris runway show, is stepping further into the light with a stunning eleven track debut album...

7th Annual Lit Crawl

  5 to 8 p.m.
  Various Venues
Writers and publishers from across the country invade nine downtown Iowa City businesses for three hours of literary mayhem. In all, more than 55 authors will represent over 18 publishers and literary organizations, as well as MFA candidates from the University of Iowa’s own Anthology Reading Series...

7th Annual Lit Crawl

  5 to 8 p.m.
  Various Venues
Writers and publishers from across the country invade nine downtown Iowa City businesses for three hours of literary mayhem. In all, more than 55 authors will represent over 18 publishers and literary organizations, as well as MFA candidates from the University of Iowa’s own Anthology Reading Series...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech)

A+L+T 2017

  Iowa City Public Library
Art + Life + Technology will explore intersections between technology and our lives. Through a series of presentations and community discussions we seek to: Inspire and build community creativity empowered and enabled by technology...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Workshop

Learn to Solder with Donald Bell

  10 a.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Learn the basics of soldering electronics and put it to use by assembling a cool LED light project called a Larson Scanner, famously used as KITT's hood lights on the TV series Knight Rider. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make...

ICE CREAM

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
A fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  The Mill
Literary magazines and independent publishers from across the country, and right here in Iowa City, will set up shop at The Mill in Iowa City for the 8th year in a row, representing some of the most exciting work in publishing today...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

Unexpected Futures

  1 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Tellart is an international experience design studio. Our vision is to work with design at the frontier of technology, in order to give people new ways of exploring and engaging with the world. Our projects combine storytelling with highly complex and experimental technologies...

Mission Boutique

  2 to 5 p.m.
  Downtown Iowa City
This year’s Mission Boutique will feature music and literature pairings at/outside downtown locations. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement!
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Panel

#crushingit and #restingit

  2 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Technology affords us many possibilities. From teaching our children, to connecting our leaders, technology improves our quality of life as it brings us together. The creative corridor...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

The Literacy of the Future

  3 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Self expression, creativity, problem solving, analysis, and communication are all skills obtained through computer science. Young children are naturals with these superpowers, and we need to keep these skills alive...
with Shane McCrae

Cole Swensen

  3 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Cole Swensen was born and raised near San Francisco and earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

Demystifying the Maker Movement

  4 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
A crash course on the DIY Maker Movement, how it started, where it's going, and the misconceptions that are holding it back. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make...
with Alice Sola Kim, Isaac Fitzgerald

Saeed Jones

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. Recently, his poems “Body & Kentucky Bourbon” and “After the First Shot” were nominated for Pushcart Prizes...
with Saeed Jones, Alice Sola Kim

Isaac Fitzgerald

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is the editor of BuzzFeed Books and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos...
with Saeed Jones, Isaac Fitzgerald

Alice Sola Kim

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Alice Sola Kim, a left-handed anchor baby currently residing in New York, is a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Tin House, The Village Voice, McSweeney's, Lenny, BuzzFeed Books...
with Janelle James, Sabrina Jalees

Michelle Wolf

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Prior to joining The Daily Show, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers...
with Rufus Wainwright

Laura Gibson

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Empire Builder, Laura Gibson’s second record for Barsuk/City Slang, and fourth LP, is named for the Amtrak route Laura took while moving from Portland, Oregon to New York City in the summer of 2014, after deciding to enter graduate school, to move away from a supportive community, a close-knit family and her long-time boyfriend...
with Michelle Wolf

Janelle James

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian who can be seen on Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central, and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was featured in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016, and has been featured...
with Laura Gibson

Rufus Wainwright

  9 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
Beloved Canadian-American alt-pop crooner-turned-opera-composer Rufus Wainwright has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. The son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, he has collaborated with an impressive range of artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell, and Burt Bacharach...
with Floating Points, Tires

Cubits

  9 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Unlike many acts, who debut with generic-sounding material before (either) branching out into the unknown (or venturing even closer to the familiar), Cubits have come out of the gate with guns a’blazing, immediately introducing listeners...
with Condor & Jaybird, Stranges Americans

Commanders

  9 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Commanders, born from the dust of dead stars, arrived in Iowa City in 2016. Bringing with them the hypnotic sounds of astral soul, the glitter-boot stomp of glam country and the pulsing swirl of psych-punk, Commanders have come to exorcise the demons of modern life through a hip swinging awakening.
with Floating Points, Cubits

Tires

  10 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
mostly instrumental band, Tires is experimental electronic noise that is pounding, driven, and chaotic.The band’s electronic barrage turned an otherwise content rock music scene on its head, filtering Des Moines’ history with the genre through walls of cascading synths, plugged-in psychedelia, and contemporary Krautrock...
with TBA

Future Rock

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
Future Rock has dedicated itself to being that rock n' roll arena band that rattles the walls of dance clubs. With its latest, Long Ago, the Chicago trio has crafted a batch of songs that will stick in your head well after they've moved your feet. "We've always pushed the boundaries between rock and dance music," says the Chicago trio's keyboardist Mickey Kellerman...
with Condor & Jaybird, Commanders

Strange Americans

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse. In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straightforward, no-frills rock and roll with a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it...
with Tires, Cubits

Floating Points

  11 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
It was the arrival of a Studer A80 master recorder at the front door of Sam Shepherd – otherwise known as Floating Points – that caused him to begin building the studio that led to the creation of his debut album, Elaenia. After a slight miscalculation meant that he could not physically get the thing inside his home, what happened...
with Strange Americans, Commanders

Condor & Jaybird

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Condor & Jaybird is a 4-peice psychrock band from the backwards banks of the Mississippi River. Connor and Jeramie started making music together in 2013. Jake and Bryson joined shortly after. "We just want to tour and write records until we die pretty much"...

Mission Boutique

  2 to 5 p.m.
  Downtown Iowa City
This year’s Mission Boutique will feature music and literature pairings at/outside downtown locations. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement!
with Janelle James, Sabrina Jalees

Michelle Wolf

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Prior to joining The Daily Show, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers...
with Rufus Wainwright

Laura Gibson

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Empire Builder, Laura Gibson’s second record for Barsuk/City Slang, and fourth LP, is named for the Amtrak route Laura took while moving from Portland, Oregon to New York City in the summer of 2014, after deciding to enter graduate school, to move away from a supportive community, a close-knit family and her long-time boyfriend...
with Michelle Wolf

Janelle James

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Janelle James is a New York-based comedian who can be seen on Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central, and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was featured in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016, and has been featured...
with Laura Gibson

Rufus Wainwright

  9 p.m.
  Englert Theatre
Beloved Canadian-American alt-pop crooner-turned-opera-composer Rufus Wainwright has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. The son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, he has collaborated with an impressive range of artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell, and Burt Bacharach...
with Floating Points, Tires

Cubits

  9 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
Unlike many acts, who debut with generic-sounding material before (either) branching out into the unknown (or venturing even closer to the familiar), Cubits have come out of the gate with guns a’blazing, immediately introducing listeners...
with Condor & Jaybird, Stranges Americans

Commanders

  9 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Commanders, born from the dust of dead stars, arrived in Iowa City in 2016. Bringing with them the hypnotic sounds of astral soul, the glitter-boot stomp of glam country and the pulsing swirl of psych-punk, Commanders have come to exorcise the demons of modern life through a hip swinging awakening.
with Floating Points, Cubits

Tires

  10 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
mostly instrumental band, Tires is experimental electronic noise that is pounding, driven, and chaotic.The band’s electronic barrage turned an otherwise content rock music scene on its head, filtering Des Moines’ history with the genre through walls of cascading synths, plugged-in psychedelia, and contemporary Krautrock...
with TBA

Future Rock

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
Future Rock has dedicated itself to being that rock n' roll arena band that rattles the walls of dance clubs. With its latest, Long Ago, the Chicago trio has crafted a batch of songs that will stick in your head well after they've moved your feet. "We've always pushed the boundaries between rock and dance music," says the Chicago trio's keyboardist Mickey Kellerman...
with Condor & Jaybird, Commanders

Strange Americans

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s blue-collar rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse. In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straightforward, no-frills rock and roll with a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it...
with Tires, Cubits

Floating Points

  11 p.m.
  Blue Moose Tap House
It was the arrival of a Studer A80 master recorder at the front door of Sam Shepherd – otherwise known as Floating Points – that caused him to begin building the studio that led to the creation of his debut album, Elaenia. After a slight miscalculation meant that he could not physically get the thing inside his home, what happened...
with Strange Americans, Commanders

Condor & Jaybird

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Condor & Jaybird is a 4-peice psychrock band from the backwards banks of the Mississippi River. Connor and Jeramie started making music together in 2013. Jake and Bryson joined shortly after. "We just want to tour and write records until we die pretty much"...

ICE CREAM

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
A fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  The Mill
Literary magazines and independent publishers from across the country, and right here in Iowa City, will set up shop at The Mill in Iowa City for the 8th year in a row, representing some of the most exciting work in publishing today...

Mission Boutique

  2 to 5 p.m.
  Downtown Iowa City
This year’s Mission Boutique will feature music and literature pairings at/outside downtown locations. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement!
with Shane McCrae

Cole Swensen

  3 p.m.
  Prairie Lights
Cole Swensen was born and raised near San Francisco and earned her BA and MA from San Francisco State University and a PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. She is a former director of the creative program at the University of Denver and taught in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. She is currently a professor in the literary arts program...
with Alice Sola Kim, Isaac Fitzgerald

Saeed Jones

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. Recently, his poems “Body & Kentucky Bourbon” and “After the First Shot” were nominated for Pushcart Prizes...
with Saeed Jones, Alice Sola Kim

Isaac Fitzgerald

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is the editor of BuzzFeed Books and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos...
with Saeed Jones, Isaac Fitzgerald

Alice Sola Kim

  6 p.m.
  The Mill
Alice Sola Kim, a left-handed anchor baby currently residing in New York, is a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Tin House, The Village Voice, McSweeney's, Lenny, BuzzFeed Books...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech)

A+L+T 2017

  Iowa City Public Library
Art + Life + Technology will explore intersections between technology and our lives. Through a series of presentations and community discussions we seek to: Inspire and build community creativity empowered and enabled by technology...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Workshop

Learn to Solder with Donald Bell

  10 a.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Learn the basics of soldering electronics and put it to use by assembling a cool LED light project called a Larson Scanner, famously used as KITT's hood lights on the TV series Knight Rider. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make...

ICE CREAM

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
A fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair

  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  The Mill
Literary magazines and independent publishers from across the country, and right here in Iowa City, will set up shop at The Mill in Iowa City for the 8th year in a row, representing some of the most exciting work in publishing today...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

Unexpected Futures

  1 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Tellart is an international experience design studio. Our vision is to work with design at the frontier of technology, in order to give people new ways of exploring and engaging with the world. Our projects combine storytelling with highly complex and experimental technologies...

Mission Boutique

  2 to 5 p.m.
  Downtown Iowa City
This year’s Mission Boutique will feature music and literature pairings at/outside downtown locations. Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement!
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Panel

#crushingit and #restingit

  2 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Technology affords us many possibilities. From teaching our children, to connecting our leaders, technology improves our quality of life as it brings us together. The creative corridor...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

The Literacy of the Future

  3 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
Self expression, creativity, problem solving, analysis, and communication are all skills obtained through computer science. Young children are naturals with these superpowers, and we need to keep these skills alive...
A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech): Presentation

Demystifying the Maker Movement

  4 p.m.
  Iowa City Public Library
A crash course on the DIY Maker Movement, how it started, where it's going, and the misconceptions that are holding it back. Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make...
with Kishi Bashi

J.E. Sunde

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In July, 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA...
with J.E. Sunde

Kishi Bashi

  8:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for K. Ishibashi, an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. A renowned violinist and founding member of Jupiter One, Ishibashi has toured with the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor, and continues to tour with the indie rock group, of Montreal.
with Kishi Bashi

J.E. Sunde

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In July, 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA...
with J.E. Sunde

Kishi Bashi

  8:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for K. Ishibashi, an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. A renowned violinist and founding member of Jupiter One, Ishibashi has toured with the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor, and continues to tour with the indie rock group, of Montreal.

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