Far beyond the ceiling

Five years after the legalization of gay marriage in Iowa, the annual Iowa City Pride Parade and Festival — taking place  at noon Saturday,  beginning at College Green Park — has new focus: family.

Fables come through the grass

The Iowa Artisan's Gallery is displaying and selling a collection of seven handmade sandblasted glass bowls made by Valerie and Rick Beck, all depicting fables she was told as a child.

The deconstruction of comedy

Lord and Miller take the humor of 21 Jump Street, essentially slapstick gags above a veneer of satirical joy, and blow it up to "Arrested Development" levels of layered complexity.

Nothing obvious

Obvious Child has done something that almost no American film has ever even attempted; portrayed abortion not only as a not particularly tragic event, but also done so in a genre that has caused many jaws to unhinge.

The twist of cinema

Late Shift at the Grindhouse is a new series presented by FilmScene at 10 p.m. every Wednesday to showcase cinema of the exploration genre. The films never dare to veer into the path of normalcy or placidness.

Music, lit stage: Action

Iowa City's chamber music festival, MusicIC, consists of four free concerts Wednesday-Saturday, al relating to the festival's slogan, "Where Music & Literature Meet."

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