2018 Schedule

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Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas

  5:30 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas graduated with both a creative nonfiction writing and a literary translation MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of Drown Sever Sing from Anomalous press and Don’t Come Back, from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State University Press...

Sarah Viren

  5:30 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Sarah Viren is a writer, translator, and former newspaper reporter originally from Florida by way of Missouri. She is the author of the essay collection, Mine, which won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize, judged by Andre Dubus III, and translator of the novella Córdoba Skies by the...

Peanut Ricky & The Fiends

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Peanut Ricky & The Fiends is Iowa City Musician Jordan Adams’ first solo project. While her roots are in the local DIY punk scene, writing for and performing in Conetrauma and Jailbus...

Hot Tang

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Hot Tang is Iowa City's only poolhaus band brought to you by Megan Buick, Anna Kahn, and Jason Burkhardt...

Younger

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Younger is a band of instigators and super excited about the food here. Younger is not like you. Younger is a great question. Younger is a lot more fun than the kids in school...

Paul Cary

  9 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...

Xylouris White

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad...

Current Joys

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Current Joys is the moniker for the music of Nicholas Rattigan. Formally known as TELE/VISIONS, Rattigan started the project through a series of experimental solo shows in Reno, Nevada. Performing with only a loop pedal and half broken guitar, Rattigan developed his repetitive and minimalist style...

Peanut Ricky & The Fiends

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Peanut Ricky & The Fiends is Iowa City Musician Jordan Adams’ first solo project. While her roots are in the local DIY punk scene, writing for and performing in Conetrauma and Jailbus...

Hot Tang

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Hot Tang is Iowa City's only poolhaus band brought to you by Megan Buick, Anna Kahn, and Jason Burkhardt...

Younger

  8:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Younger is a band of instigators and super excited about the food here. Younger is not like you. Younger is a great question. Younger is a lot more fun than the kids in school...

Paul Cary

  9 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...

Xylouris White

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad...

Current Joys

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Current Joys is the moniker for the music of Nicholas Rattigan. Formally known as TELE/VISIONS, Rattigan started the project through a series of experimental solo shows in Reno, Nevada. Performing with only a loop pedal and half broken guitar, Rattigan developed his repetitive and minimalist style...

Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas

  5:30 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Lina M. Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas graduated with both a creative nonfiction writing and a literary translation MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of Drown Sever Sing from Anomalous press and Don’t Come Back, from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State University Press...

Sarah Viren

  5:30 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Sarah Viren is a writer, translator, and former newspaper reporter originally from Florida by way of Missouri. She is the author of the essay collection, Mine, which won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize, judged by Andre Dubus III, and translator of the novella Córdoba Skies by the...

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Deb Olin Unferth

  7 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of Minor Robberies, Vacation, and Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in autobiography. She lives in Austin, Texas...

Elizabeth Moen

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Moen based her music in Dublin this fall and performed around the country at the Roisín Dubh in Galway, Tullamore, Harbour Bar in Bray, and many venues in Dublin including The Ruby Sessions, The Button Factory, Whelan’s, Liquor Rooms, HearOne Studios, and many more. In the states, Moen has had the opportunity to play all around the Midwest...

Collidescope

  8:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
It was...frankly a terrible moment when Madi and Dzl first emerged on Planet Earth. Their spaceship (more specifically, intergalactic waste management truck), veered severely off course and had run out of fuel by the time WM Spacecraft 999 punctured Earth's atmosphere and hurled point first down...

Counterfeit Madison

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Counterfeit Madison is the musical manifestation of Columbus, Ohio residents Sharon Udoh, Adam Hardy, and Seth Daily. Udoh is a versatile artist; her funky yet classical piano-playing and soul and gospel-tinged voice comfortably compliment Hardy’s grungy yet melodic style and Daily’s dynamic and...

Dana T

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Dana T started playing music when he was 12, and earned a degree in music from the University of Iowa in 2013. He’s been traveling the USA since 2012 performing his own music, telling stories, and making jokes with saxophonist Curt Oren by his side. His debut record, tiny mind MASSIVE soul...

The Weepies

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
To mark the 10th year anniversary of their first entrance onto the Billboard Charts -- 2008’s Hideaway -- The Weepies are headlining 22 shows across the US with their band. Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed folk-pop duo...

Purcha$e

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Purcha$e is an Iowa City-based self taught electronic musician whose music draws from influences such as Daft Punk, Janet Jackson, and the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2017 Purcha$e has released two mixtapes. The debut Medium Desire, and it’s follow up Purcha$e II. Travis Coltrain of The Daily Iowan writes...

Horse Feathers

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Justin Ringle, the man behind all ten years of Horse Feathers, has the following to say about the making of this album, and the current state of his band: “I wanted to stop. I did all the touring for my fourth record – “Cynic’s New Year” – and ended the year 2012 disillusioned and defeated. I didn’t touch my...

Laurel Halo (Live Set)

  10:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany - Laurel Halo's music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout, divisive debut album...

Cakes Da Killa

  11 p.m.
  Gabe's
Recording artist and raunchy rapper Cakes Da Killa is a 23-year-old with three critically-acclaimed mixtapes to his name. His latest release Hunger Pangs solidified him as “one of hip hop’s most exciting voices,” according to The Needle Drop, and a ferocious rapper who “sounds like he will absolutely...

Elizabeth Moen

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Moen based her music in Dublin this fall and performed around the country at the Roisín Dubh in Galway, Tullamore, Harbour Bar in Bray, and many venues in Dublin including The Ruby Sessions, The Button Factory, Whelan’s, Liquor Rooms, HearOne Studios, and many more. In the states, Moen has had the opportunity to play all around the Midwest...

Collidescope

  8:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
It was...frankly a terrible moment when Madi and Dzl first emerged on Planet Earth. Their spaceship (more specifically, intergalactic waste management truck), veered severely off course and had run out of fuel by the time WM Spacecraft 999 punctured Earth's atmosphere and hurled point first down...

Counterfeit Madison

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Counterfeit Madison is the musical manifestation of Columbus, Ohio residents Sharon Udoh, Adam Hardy, and Seth Daily. Udoh is a versatile artist; her funky yet classical piano-playing and soul and gospel-tinged voice comfortably compliment Hardy’s grungy yet melodic style and Daily’s dynamic and...

Dana T

  9 p.m.
  The Mill
Dana T started playing music when he was 12, and earned a degree in music from the University of Iowa in 2013. He’s been traveling the USA since 2012 performing his own music, telling stories, and making jokes with saxophonist Curt Oren by his side. His debut record, tiny mind MASSIVE soul...

The Weepies

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
To mark the 10th year anniversary of their first entrance onto the Billboard Charts -- 2008’s Hideaway -- The Weepies are headlining 22 shows across the US with their band. Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed folk-pop duo...

Purcha$e

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Purcha$e is an Iowa City-based self taught electronic musician whose music draws from influences such as Daft Punk, Janet Jackson, and the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2017 Purcha$e has released two mixtapes. The debut Medium Desire, and it’s follow up Purcha$e II. Travis Coltrain of The Daily Iowan writes...

Horse Feathers

  10 p.m.
  The Mill
Justin Ringle, the man behind all ten years of Horse Feathers, has the following to say about the making of this album, and the current state of his band: “I wanted to stop. I did all the touring for my fourth record – “Cynic’s New Year” – and ended the year 2012 disillusioned and defeated. I didn’t touch my...

Laurel Halo (Live Set)

  10:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany - Laurel Halo's music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout, divisive debut album...

Cakes Da Killa

  11 p.m.
  Gabe's
Recording artist and raunchy rapper Cakes Da Killa is a 23-year-old with three critically-acclaimed mixtapes to his name. His latest release Hunger Pangs solidified him as “one of hip hop’s most exciting voices,” according to The Needle Drop, and a ferocious rapper who “sounds like he will absolutely...

Deb Olin Unferth

  7 p.m.
  Prairie Lights Books
Deb Olin Unferth is the author of Minor Robberies, Vacation, and Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in autobiography. She lives in Austin, Texas...

No community events listed for this date

Lit Walk: Round #1

  5 p.m.
  White Rabbit, RSVP, NoDo, and Yacht Club
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

Lit Walk: Round #2

  6 p.m.
  Fair Grounds, Revival, Dublin Underground
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

Lit Walk: Round #3

  7 p.m.
  HABA Salon, Atlas Restaurant
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

Sister Wife

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. An indie duo from Rock Island, IL, Sister Wife has played their music from coast to coast and is gaining traction in the indie music community. With hints of rock, soul, funk, jazz, folk, and pop theres a lil something for almost any musical taste.

Extravision

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Extravision is an intentionally malleable music project. You may see Ryan Stier performing meditational 12-string dronefolk songs in DIY spaces such as living rooms, sanctuaries, candlelit magic stone shops, and art galleries. The project will appear at Mission Creek in its originally conceived form–psychrock...

Margaret Glaspy

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. Emotions and Math is not simply the name of Margaret Glaspy’s new debut album. That expression drills right to the heart of the New York singer-songwriter’s proper introduction, a mission statement both artistic and personal. On its surface, the title track talks about being...

Jack Lion

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
Iowa City’s darlings of downtempo ambient jazz electronica Jack Lion stand in tribute equally to Tortoise and Miles Davis, except you’re in a European club with neon blue lights and you’re wearing cashmere and smoking unfiltered cigarettes...

Mission Beat: DJ #1

  9 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

Gordi

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
On the farm in rural Australia where Sophie Payten - AKA Gordi - grew up, there's a paddock that leads down to a river. A few hundred metres away up the driveway of the property named "Alfalfa" sits another house, which belongs to her 93-year-old grandmother. The rest, she says, "is just beautiful space...

Wye Oak

  9:30 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead...

Horse Lords

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
Grafting the relentless repetitions of modern minimalism onto the propulsive engine of rock and roll, Horse Lords create an ecstatic forward thrust driven by dueling polyrhythms that curve endlessly past one another. The Baltimore quartet, consisting of saxophonist/percussionist...

Mission Beat: DJ #2

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

S. Carey

  10:30 p.m.
  The Mill
At its heart, Hundred Acres -- the third full-length album from Wisconsin singer/songwriter S. Carey -- finds him grounded comfortably in his skin, but still with one foot in the stream. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs...

Mission Beat: Laurel Halo (DJ Set)

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout...

Algiers

  11:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Locally-informed global citizens, Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most contemporary artists appear perfectly content to sit out the revolution. Not only do Algiers harbor a purposeful sense of obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record The Underside Of Power, but they...

Mission Beat: Btsunami

  12:30 a.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

Sister Wife

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. An indie duo from Rock Island, IL, Sister Wife has played their music from coast to coast and is gaining traction in the indie music community. With hints of rock, soul, funk, jazz, folk, and pop theres a lil something for almost any musical taste.

Extravision

  8 p.m.
  The Mill
Extravision is an intentionally malleable music project. You may see Ryan Stier performing meditational 12-string dronefolk songs in DIY spaces such as living rooms, sanctuaries, candlelit magic stone shops, and art galleries. The project will appear at Mission Creek in its originally conceived form–psychrock...

Margaret Glaspy

  8 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. Emotions and Math is not simply the name of Margaret Glaspy’s new debut album. That expression drills right to the heart of the New York singer-songwriter’s proper introduction, a mission statement both artistic and personal. On its surface, the title track talks about being...

Jack Lion

  9 p.m.
  Gabe's
Iowa City’s darlings of downtempo ambient jazz electronica Jack Lion stand in tribute equally to Tortoise and Miles Davis, except you’re in a European club with neon blue lights and you’re wearing cashmere and smoking unfiltered cigarettes...

Mission Beat: DJ #1

  9 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

Gordi

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
On the farm in rural Australia where Sophie Payten - AKA Gordi - grew up, there's a paddock that leads down to a river. A few hundred metres away up the driveway of the property named "Alfalfa" sits another house, which belongs to her 93-year-old grandmother. The rest, she says, "is just beautiful space...

Wye Oak

  9:30 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Co-presented with SCOPE Productions. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak have spent most of their lives in Baltimore, Maryland. But after two years of constant touring with Civilian, their highly lauded 2011 album, they landed on opposite sides of the country with an unforeseeable future ahead...

Horse Lords

  10 p.m.
  Gabe's
Grafting the relentless repetitions of modern minimalism onto the propulsive engine of rock and roll, Horse Lords create an ecstatic forward thrust driven by dueling polyrhythms that curve endlessly past one another. The Baltimore quartet, consisting of saxophonist/percussionist...

Mission Beat: DJ #2

  10 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

S. Carey

  10:30 p.m.
  The Mill
At its heart, Hundred Acres -- the third full-length album from Wisconsin singer/songwriter S. Carey -- finds him grounded comfortably in his skin, but still with one foot in the stream. More direct than ever, there is a wellspring of confidence in this new batch of songs...

Mission Beat: Laurel Halo (DJ Set)

  11 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Heavy, mutilated strains of electronic music with influence from the sounds of Detroit, UK and Germany – Laurel Halo’s music is shapeshifting, moody and ecstatic. The Michigan-born and Berlin-based artist has been a mainstay of the London-based label Hyperdub, who released her breakout...

Algiers

  11:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Locally-informed global citizens, Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most contemporary artists appear perfectly content to sit out the revolution. Not only do Algiers harbor a purposeful sense of obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record The Underside Of Power, but they...

Mission Beat: Btsunami

  12:30 a.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Our annual DJ series Mission: Beat returns featuring sets from Laurel Halo, Btsunami, and more to be announced.

Lit Walk: Round #1

  5 p.m.
  White Rabbit, RSVP, NoDo, and Yacht Club
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

Lit Walk: Round #2

  6 p.m.
  Fair Grounds, Revival, Dublin Underground
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

Lit Walk: Round #3

  7 p.m.
  HABA Salon, Atlas Restaurant
Our annual Lit Walk series will present readings with Mission Creek Festival 2018 writers in retailers and venues around downtown Iowa City. Participating authors TBA. Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and...

No community events listed for this date

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair

  11 a.m. - 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; including: Lambda Literary, VIDA, Kundiman, Iowa Youth...

ICE CREAM Comics and Zine Fair

  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
Join us for the Iowa City Expo for Comics and Real Eclectic Media (ICE CREAM) fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

IYWP workshop with Hanif Abdurraqib

  12 p.m.
  Venue TBA
Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and venues around downtown during the Lit Walk, our annual indie book fair, ICE CREAM comics and zine fair, and additional readings and conversations...

Big Free Show at Big Grove Brewery

  3-9 p.m.
  Big Grove Brewery & Tap Room - Iowa City
Our friends at Big Grove Brewery are once again opening their doors and taps to us with a free show curated by Mission Creek Festival! Lineup TBA.

Reading with Jamel Brinkley and Rachel Arndt

  4 p.m.
  Venue TBA
Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and venues around downtown during the Lit Walk, our annual indie book fair, ICE CREAM comics and zine fair, and additional readings and conversations.

Bstar

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
BStar has spent the past five years crafting an immersive sound composed of complex, mathy, stop-on-a-dime parts arranged within catchy, atmospheric grooves that fit in right alongside their best post-rock influences. Yet, they exist on their own plane, somewhere between the aggressive...

Bassem Youssef

  7:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
Co-presented by Hancher. Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon when he became the creator and host of popular TV show Al-Bernameg –the first political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show shot from Youssef’s laundry room...

Alex Zhang Hungtai & Gabriel Ferrandini

  8 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
After retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Zhang has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, Free Jazz, and his new role as a composer. His newer compositions predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion and piano, furthering his...

Squirrel Flower

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Squirrel Flower is Boston, MA and Grinnell, IA based, Ella Williams' solo project. Her sparse arrangements and heavy coats of reverb offer a depth to her soundscape reaching far back as the rolling hill horizons of the Iowa prairie. The harmonies flowering her arrangements are close and yank...

Built to Spill

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label

Quinta Brunson & Friends

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up from Philadelphia, PA. She was honored as a 2017 JFL New Face of Comedy. She can soon be seen starring in her upcoming Facebook sketch series QUINTA VS. EVERYTHING. Quinta was hand selected by Issa Rae and Jill Soloway...

ONO

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Founded in 1980, ONO is an industrial/avant gospel/noise band based in Chicago...

Julien Baker

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Julien Baker's solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. The album, recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centered entirely...

Big Free Show at Big Grove Brewery

  3-9 p.m.
  Big Grove Brewery & Tap Room - Iowa City
Our friends at Big Grove Brewery are once again opening their doors and taps to us with a free show curated by Mission Creek Festival! Lineup TBA.

Bstar

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
BStar has spent the past five years crafting an immersive sound composed of complex, mathy, stop-on-a-dime parts arranged within catchy, atmospheric grooves that fit in right alongside their best post-rock influences. Yet, they exist on their own plane, somewhere between the aggressive...

Bassem Youssef

  7:30 p.m.
  Hancher Auditorium
Co-presented by Hancher. Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon when he became the creator and host of popular TV show Al-Bernameg –the first political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show shot from Youssef’s laundry room...

Alex Zhang Hungtai & Gabriel Ferrandini

  8 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
After retiring his project Dirty Beaches, Zhang has been focusing on explorations of improvised music, Free Jazz, and his new role as a composer. His newer compositions predominantly works with saxophone, synthesizers, percussion and piano, furthering his...

Squirrel Flower

  8 p.m.
  Gabe's
Squirrel Flower is Boston, MA and Grinnell, IA based, Ella Williams' solo project. Her sparse arrangements and heavy coats of reverb offer a depth to her soundscape reaching far back as the rolling hill horizons of the Iowa prairie. The harmonies flowering her arrangements are close and yank...

Built to Spill

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label

Quinta Brunson & Friends

  9:30 p.m.
  The Mill
Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up from Philadelphia, PA. She was honored as a 2017 JFL New Face of Comedy. She can soon be seen starring in her upcoming Facebook sketch series QUINTA VS. EVERYTHING. Quinta was hand selected by Issa Rae and Jill Soloway...

ONO

  9:30 p.m.
  Iowa City Yacht Club
Founded in 1980, ONO is an industrial/avant gospel/noise band based in Chicago...

Julien Baker

  10:30 p.m.
  Gabe's
Julien Baker's solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. The album, recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centered entirely...

Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair

  11 a.m. - 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; including: Lambda Literary, VIDA, Kundiman, Iowa Youth...

ICE CREAM Comics and Zine Fair

  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  Public Space One
Join us for the Iowa City Expo for Comics and Real Eclectic Media (ICE CREAM) fair presenting the work of cartoonists, zinesters, and art books / handmade book artists.

IYWP workshop with Hanif Abdurraqib

  12 p.m.
  Venue TBA
Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and venues around downtown during the Lit Walk, our annual indie book fair, ICE CREAM comics and zine fair, and additional readings and conversations...

Reading with Jamel Brinkley and Rachel Arndt

  4 p.m.
  Venue TBA
Enter the Litscape, our curated literary programming presented on Friday and Saturday. Featuring readings in retailers and venues around downtown during the Lit Walk, our annual indie book fair, ICE CREAM comics and zine fair, and additional readings and conversations.

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Ancient Posse

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Ancient Posse patch their singular vision together from two very different backgrounds. In one corner, there's Bergeron’s formative years occupied by listening to all the Thom Yorke, romantic composers, and IDM glitchiness he could fit between home school lessons and the countless hours of classical...

Jamila Woods

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage–from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure–structure the progressive, delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album. “It’s like a collage process,” she says...

Ancient Posse

  7 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Ancient Posse patch their singular vision together from two very different backgrounds. In one corner, there's Bergeron’s formative years occupied by listening to all the Thom Yorke, romantic composers, and IDM glitchiness he could fit between home school lessons and the countless hours of classical...

Jamila Woods

  9:15 p.m.
  The Englert Theatre
Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage–from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure–structure the progressive, delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album. “It’s like a collage process,” she says...

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