Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:00 PM
Doodlers Drop-In
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art – Teens & tweens, drop in to doodle with us on Thursdays this summer. For a couple of hours each week we’ll get together and draw or sketch. Bring the materials you like to use, and we’ll provide a few other media to try out. If you’re interested in low-commitment art projects that can be as public or anonymous as you wish, even if you don’t consider yourself an artist but you have the creative ‘bug’ to produce something, this is for you. These weekly sessions are just for fun, to inspire you. You can share your work with others or look through your peers’ work when you meet up. You can join in at any time, and attend as many of the drop-ins as you like, and invite your friends to come with you. (But no grownups allowed!) It’s free! This week is at the Cedar Rapids Public Library Thursday, July 27, 1-3pm @CRPL
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
McGrath Powersports Bike Night: Burnout Contest
McGrath Powersports – Do you have what it takes to be there when the smoke clears during our Burnout Contest? Prizes will be given out to the top finisher. Space is limited, so sign up today!* Copperhead Creek will be hitting the stage with their country tunes! Plus, the Chrome Horse will be onsite selling food and ice cold Coors Light Beer for purchase**! KRNA will also be onsite with a live remote to broadcast all the action! Don’t miss out on your chance to sign-up to win our Giveaway Bike in August! Plus, giveaways and more! *Sign-up by emailing Please include your bike year, make and model. More details to come. ** Must be 21 years old to drink alcohol, with a valid ID.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
An Evening with 2Cellos
McGrath Amphitheatre – Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between musical genres, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are rocking out AC/DC. 2CELLOS rose to fame in 2011 when their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. The YouTube video became a massive viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join Sir Elton John on his worldwide tour. Meet & Greet Package: $325 Package includes: • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows • Exclusive after-show meet & greet with 2CELLOS • Personal photograph with 2CELLOS • Autographed 8×10 photo • Specially designed 2CELLOS tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only) • Collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited print) • Exclusive 2CELLOS tour merchandise item • Official meet & greet laminate The Score Tour VIP Package: $195 Package includes: • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows • Specially designed 2CELLOS tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only) • Collectible tour lithograph (numbered, limited print) • Exclusive 2CELLOS tour merchandise item • Commemorative tour laminate
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Matthew25 presents Chasing Lovely
Groundswell Gathering Space & Youth Arts Venue – "Chloe and Taylor are able to weave a vivid tale with their voices and light acoustic guitar that’ll give you goosebumps. This folky pair advocate working toward positive change, and their music is a fantastic reflection of that.” -Nicole Ortiz, AudioFemme Listen on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music: 'Things We Don't Talk About' Tour Doors: 6:30 pm Music: 7:00 pm $18 online $20 at the door Open to the public, all are welcome.
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Demo Event
McGrath Hawkeye Harley Davidson – Take a Demo Ride a new 2017 H-D and get your name entered to win a 2017 H-D Street Rod @ our Bike Night bike Giveaway in September! What an easy and exciting way to get entered for a chance to win a new motorcycle! This is running all summer long.
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:30 AM
Doodlebugs at the Hiawatha Library: Lot's of Dots
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art – Not sure you’re an artist yet? Turns out, a dot is a great way to start! Make a fabulous dot to take home while helping to make a dot painting as a group.
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Vice Box
Cedar River Landing – Another outdoor show here at CRL. NO cover
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Wine and Watercolor at the Market
Mixed Media Magic – Join us Friday, July 28th to paint a charming scene of beautiful Iowa with NewBo founding artist Russ Fagle. No experience is needed- Russ will guide you through each step of you making a design that is uniquely yours. All materials are provided and the Market bar will be runiing specials for attendees! Grab some friends and enjoy this fun event! Let's paint!
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
Gravel Curious Ride
World of Bikes – Welcome Folks! Curious about this sport we call Gravel Riding? Want to get a little more comfortable riding 5-15 mile sections of gravel? Then join us for a friendly clinic on getting more comfortable riding gravel! There are a few tips and tricks that make riding gravel roads enjoyable rather than a slog. RadTour Bike Ride organizes bike tours out to local farms and lots of these farms can only be accessed on gravel roads. Whether you've been on a RadTour ride or want to join us this harvest season for the first time, but you're hesitant due to gravel roads, then this clinic is for you! We have a ton of fun biking the farms and we want you to be a part of this event! Andrea Cohen our Salsa sponsored athlete/ World of Bikes queen will be leading this event. She has been riding gravel and gravel events for the nearly 6 years and is stoked to share her wisdom with you. The Golden Boys from Goldfinch Cyclery, the hippest new bike shop in Cedar Rapids, will be there too! They'll bring pumps, a stand and the stuff to clean/lube chains if needed. Sweet! The ride will start and end at Big Grove Brewpub - Solon, IA. Closer gravel access!! FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There will be plenty of on street parking available in Solon, IA. What do I need to bring to the event? A helmet. A working bicycle, there will be safety checks, but no service available. Water and snacks. Athletic clothing. An open mind!
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
Girls' Night IN - Game Night
Baby Time – It's Game Night! All ladies are welcome, and nurslings too. Please bring a game and snack to share. BYOB. See you there! Baby Time is a family boutique located in Cedar Rapids, specializing in natural and unique items for your family. Besides the retail side of the shop, there is a classroom used for events from music to crafts to Girls' Nights and Red Tents.
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM
Come See Us In Cedar Rapids
PrismsScape Gems & Healing Center – Come see us at the Cedar Rapids Expo! We will be sharing our beautiful and precious items from the Gem Store as well as bringing along fabulous healing practitioners! We look forward to seeing you this year!
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Contemporary Intensive
DanceNation – CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE AGES 5-9 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. AGES 10-18 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. $25 PER PERSON Joey Hernandez is the artistic director of Resilience Dance Company (Rockford, IL) a pre-professional mentorship program. He is a first-generation college graduate receiving his B.A. in Dance and Health & Society from Beloit College where he has been privileged to return as a visiting instructor for the Dance Department and Upward Bound Program. Currently Joey can be found as the associate lecturer of Hip-Hop at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In addition, to teaching dance theory & composition at Carthage College. Prior to his positions with U-W Milwaukee and Carthage he was on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex Chicago.
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 12:00 PM
Special tapping of DDH Yard Sale
Lion Bridge Brewing Company – As part of Swisher Fun Days celebration the Black Squirrel Tap will be tapping a special cask of Double Dry Hopped Yard Sale!
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 6:00 PM
Artist's Reception for Joe Torke
The Ceramics Center – Please join us for our third Resident Artist's Gallery Show. Next up is Joe Torke's new show "Pottery". His artist's reception will take place from 6-8 pm in our gallery space. Please come out to see Joe's new work and meet him in person. This event is free to the public!
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 6:30 PM
Empowering Sound Workshop
Vitality Fitness & Dance Studio – Often in our chaotic lives we forget to take time to slow down and Love our Self. In this workshop will bring awareness to how sounds and vibrations in our environment affect our body, mind, spirit and emotions. Allowing ourselves permission to open up to the healing frequencies created using various sound instruments: Tibetan Singing Bowls,Gong, Native American Wood Flute and Drumming to name a few. Side Effects may include increased energy, power and personal frequency. Releasing of negative or toxic energy. Freedom to express Self in a Loving and supportive environment. Price is only $11.11 for an hour. Workshop taught by Tamra Rae. Specializing in Reiki, Sound/Vibration, Mindful Awareness, Theta and Shamanism - we love that Tamra has joined forces with Vitality! After exhausting conventional means to exact change in the areas of PTSD, Abuse, Addiction and Self Sabotage; Energy work opened a new avenue for Self Empowerment and expression. Confident in the results, based on personal experience, realized it is time to come out of the closet and share these tools with others on the healing path. Love is Always the Answer, Start with in your Self then allow it to flow out to others!
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 9:00 PM
Toxic Blonde at CRL
Cedar River Landing – Toxic Blonde returns to rock Cedar River Landing! Sound and lighting production courtesy of the phenom Shane Lunsford of SLAM Entertainment.
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM
Farmer's Market Community Day!
North Liberty Farmers Market – Bringing the businesses of Penn Landing together to celebrate Summer! With bounce-houses, open houses for the Penn Landing businesses, fun activities for the whole family, and fresh produce and treats right from the North Liberty Farmer's Market--this will be an event you won't want to miss! Live music by Vandello, sponsored by UICCU and MidWestOne Bank Family Entertainment, including bounce houses, face-painting, and more, sponsore by North Liberty Porchfest and McDonald's Market Manager's Cornhole Tournament (first 20 teams to signup are guaranteed a spot, with prizes going to the top 2 teams!) Extended market hours and Penn Landing business Open Houses and offers, including Leash on Life, Rocky O'Brien's Public House, tiny feet BOutique & playspace, and more! About the North Liberty Farmer's Market: Bringing fresh produce, locally made goods, and artisan crafts to the North Liberty community. Guaranteed family fun with live music every Sunday from 11-2!
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 11:00 AM
Market Manager's Cornhole Tournament
North Liberty Farmers Market – Don't miss out on the First Annual Market Manager's Cornhole Tournament! First 20 teams to signup are guaranteed a spot, with prizes going to the top two teams! Entry is $20/team, and we are only allowing teams to sign-up--no singles please. Contact us through our page or by email with any questions!
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 1:30 PM
Cedar Rapids Kernels Game
Saint John's University Alumni Association – Join Iowa area alums, parents and friends for an afternoon at the ballpark! We'll meet in the Arctic Insulation Plaza to catch up with friends, share some stories from CSB/SJU and to hear what's new on campus. Special thanks to Tim Broghammer '87, Brad Cunningham '87 and Rich Murphy '79 for organizing this event! Tickets are $13 and food and beverages are available at stadium concession stands. Register online at:
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 3:00 PM
July Happy Hour
Cedar Rapids Beer Nuts Homebrew Club – So maybe you missed us at the River's Edge Festiv-Ale, or maybe you just can't get enough of us, or maybe you have no clue what all this hullabaloo is around homebrew. In any case, here's your chance to try some homebrew beer (for free of course) and chat with the homebrewers! Come and get a sneak preview of the kind of beer that will be at our Homebrew Festival!