Apparently “According to Sleeveface.com, a sleeveface is “one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.” Armed with vinyl and inspiration, BGSU’s Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives started sleevefacing to promote the library and bring awareness to our collection… And now we challenge others to do the same!”
And the Record Collector IS just across the street….
We’re kicking off the Summer Reading Program Tuesdays with a bang! We partnered with United Action for Youth (UAY) to bring you a couple of local bands: Downstairs Attic and Basic Rotation. Stop by TONIGHT from 7:00-9:00 PM in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library and celebrate summertime!
The last day of school is in sight, right? I know mine is. Final papers are due, I’m tired, and the weather has not exactly been supportive. I just keep thinking of myself laying on a blanket in a couple weeks, soaking up the sun while enjoying reading for FUN. Doesn’t that sound great? I’ll just have to keep that image in mind while I slog through writing the last 10 pages of my final essays.
I’m getting out of the house this weekend. Too much paper-writing staring at my laptop induces a zombie-like state, remedied only by copious amounts of sunshine and walking. So what’s going on this weekend?
Book Sale at the Coralville Public Library; Friday, May 4, 1:30-5:30 PM and Saturday, May 5, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Need a book to read this summer? The book sale at the Coralville Public Library looks like a perfect opportunity to pick up a couple summer reads on the cheap (prices are between $0.25 and $2.00). Looks like they’ve got a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Plan on stopping by and buying!
319 Music Festival, Saturday, May 5, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, Iowa City. The Facebook page for the 319 Music Festival says, “The 319 Music Fest will feature local professional musicians and amateur youth artists, and will have food and other entertainment.” Bring a blanket and/or some lawn chairs and stop by some of the local vendors for some food. Yum!
Sunday looks pretty quiet to be honest…I might return to paper-writing and my zombie-state…
It’s the weekend again! I know May was the hardest month to get through in school – I just want it to be summer! Well, here’s some fun stuff to this weekend that will hopefully curb that summer craving.
Riverfest 2012, Hubbard Park, Friday and Saturday at noon…until whenever. Looks like bands, artists, performers, etc. will be filling Hubbard Park this weekend! The Riverbank Art Fair is Saturday afternoon in the IMU. I’ll be dropping by to check out the offerings…come find me! I probably won’t be dressed as Waldo. Probably.
Waterfront Hy-Vee Olympic Games, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. The Press-Citizen blurb says, “Win prizes by competing in a variety of fun games, including two liter bowling, pie eating contest, water-balloon shot put, hula-hoop competition, trivia, sledge hammer bell game and more! Kids under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.” Um, yes!
Fifth Annual Next Generation Juried High School Art Show, Thursday, April 26 – Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 PM. Chait Studios, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA. Venue Phone: 319-338-0354 Phone: 338-4442. “Representing area high schools, students from the classrooms of Iowa City and several surrounding districts will be shown. All artwork will be for sale. The show is free and open to the public.” Lots of art around, huh? It’s almost like we’re a creative bunch here in Iowa City.
A couple of super cool festivals are going on this weekend, plus a day of tricks and mischief! Read on!
University of Iowa Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival, Saturday March 31, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, University of Iowa Field House. Free admission. Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa, states on the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival website,
“Since 1990, the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival (CCDF) has given members of The University of Iowa and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn about each other through food, games, dance, music, literature, storytelling, arts, and crafts.”
Sounds awesome! The website for the festival is pretty neat, so check it out for more specific information.
Mission Creek Festival, March 27-April 1, various locations. Mission Creek Festival has been going on for a couple of days now, but there’s still plenty to see and do! The festival website states, “Mission Creek Festival is a week-long experience that takes over the venues and spaces of downtown Iowa City–creating an easily navigated nexus of music, literature, food and art.” Food! Music! Literature! YES! Check out their website for tons of information on locations, times, and vendors.
April Fool’s Day, Sunday, April 1. All day, sillies.
Check out the Wikipedia article on the international (and unofficial) holiday, and get inspired to cause some laughter and smiles on Sunday!
I found this lovely little game last year, and I’ve shared it with every person I can. It’s simple: just start clicking on the boxes. You can create chords, make smiley faces or flowers, or just go crazy and click every box. You can stop a particular note/box by clicking the box again. So go ahead: make some music!
Greater Iowa City Dollars for Scholars – Show Choir Concert
Thursday, January 5th at 7:30 p.m. in the West High Auditorium. $3.00 tickets for students
Your $3.00 won’t be wasted! Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Greater Iowa City Dollars for Scholars, which awards post-secondary education scholarships to graduates of City, West, Tate, and Regina High Schools. The concert features West High’s Showtime and Good Time Company and City High’s City Lights and Fourth Avenue Jazz Company.
Obliterate Your Room With Stickers Your room, all day Sunday
When your parents furiously ask where you got the idea don’t tell them it was us! This exhibition by Yayoi Kusama installed for the Queensland Art Gallery has been going viral on Facebook and Boing Boing this week. See the gallery’s amazing transformation at Colassal.
Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street). Free and open to the public. Kick off the holidays with free hot cocoa, sing-a-longs, special performances by the Old Capitol Chorus, Saffron Henke, Dave Moore, Alan Swanson, Ghrá Na Gaeilge Irish Dancers, Katie Roche, and a visit by Santa!
Performances by Chimaira, Unearth, SKELETONWITCH, and Molotov Solution. Friday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets $20 day of show.
WWE: Tribute to the Troops
Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. NBC will join forces with the WWE once again to honor the United States Armed Forces with the fourth annual holiday telecast of “WWE Tribute to the Troops.” This year, WWE’s biggest Superstars, Divas and special guest stars, will travel to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the hour-long special.
Performances by Mary J. Blige, Nickelback, George Wallace, and WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas for thousands of Fort Bragg military personnel and their families at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC. Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella will make a special appearance along with Extra’s Maria Menounos, who will lace up her boots and step into the ring for a special Diva’s match. The special will also include messages of encouragement and thanks from various celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, The Muppets, Robin Williams, Bradley Cooper and Nicole Kidman among others.
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. on ABC. ISU star Craig Brackins looks to atone for last season’s 2-for-12 shooting in a 73-57 loss to the Hawkeyes, who lead the series 42-20.
Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards
Star of NBC’s “Chuck,” voice actor for “Fallout: New Vegas” and “Halo: Reach” and video game super fan Zachary Levi will host Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards. Telecasting from Los Angeles, CA and featuring some of the most notable names in video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more, the two-hour event honoring the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year will premiere LIVE on Spike TV, MTV2 and Spike.com on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Performances by The Black Keys and deadmau5. Scheduled appearances by Brooklyn Decker, Seth Green, Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, LL Cool J, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice. Premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012, including “Diablo III,” BioWare’s next project, the next “Alan Wake” game, “Metal Gear Solid: Rising,” “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots,” “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” and “BioShock Infinite.”
All Ages Show @ Blue Moose
Performances by Fair To Midland, Dead Letter Circus, and Aficionado. Monday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $12 day of show.
Thursday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts. Performances by Lauren Aliana, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scott McCreery, Miss Piggy, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer, Sugarland, and Keith Urban.