We sing the body eclectic

With one in five Americans going under the tattoo needle, the face of tattoos and piercings is getting more professional. But where and when will it be safe for Iowans to roll up their sleeves?

Q&A: Brooks Wheelan

Wheelan was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" for the 2013-14 season, but he was fired at the end of the year. Now, he's back to what he knows best with his "Brooks Wheelan Falls Back on Standup Comedy (Sorta) Tour," bringing him to the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Actors share the stage for "In the Raw"

A young couple drive down an empty road, their car comes to an abrupt stop, and a stranger approaches. Though this sounds like the plot of a horror film, the play After Ana focuses more on family tragedy than scariness, and it is based on a real incident.

From the classroom to the gallery

Clink. Clink. The collection of kettles, plates, and tea cups pictured in Peter Gerritsz van Roestraten's painting Still Life with Tea Cups will never make these classic tea-party sounds, but the objects are so accurately portrayed they look as if they might.

C.S. Lewis takes the stage

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and the Young Footliters acting company will present a modernized version of the C.S. Lewis novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe this Friday through Sept. 14.

Nonfiction writer Hope Edelman returns

University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program alumna and author Hope Edelman will read from her bestselling works and discuss her career at 8 p.m. today at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque.

Play readings for $1 — or maybe $2

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, local playwright Megan Gogerty will participate in Riverside and Working Group Theatre's Dollar Dog series by reading from the first act of her new play, Housebroken.

Reviving the 'Trailer Park'

On Sept. 5, Netflix released a 10-episode season of "Trailer Park Boys," reviving the series after it ended late in 2008. Veteran fans of the show will be pleased to know that the new season does a satisfying job of preserving almost everything that made the first seven so great.

Review: Destiny

The next big thing in gaming is here — and if you play games or even just know someone who does, you won't be able to avoid it.

Drink of the Week: Caramel Apple Sangria

Featuring pinot grigio, caramel vodka, apple cider, and apple chunks poured over ice, this simple sangria is a cool, calming drink to enjoy at Saturday's tailgate.

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