Gabe's celebrates 40 years of rock

Nirvana played their first Iowa City show at Gabe's in 1989, little more than a decade after its opening, with several other internationally-known musicians such as Smashing Pumpkins and John Mayer later following suit.

UI Museums recreate 'Frozen' and fantasy tales

Halloween will undoubtedly be an excuse for University of Iowa students to don Nicki Minaj spandex, Orange is the New Black scrubs, or Ebola HAZMAT suits and orchestrate a bar crawl in downtown Iowa City. Fortunately, one Halloween "crawl" will be family-friendly and put a fun twist on trick or treating.

Open Screen Night to feature horror shorts

In a celebration of independent film, FilmScene and the Bijou will host the second Open Screen Night Series with a focus on horror. Functioning like an open mike, sign-ups will be held one hour prior to showtime, and audience members will vote on the best submission at the end of the night.

Americana from Down Under

After a six-week world tour, Australian singer/songwriter Lucie Thorne will join local blues musician Dustin Busch onstage at The Mill today at 8 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show rocks the Englert

On Saturday, more than 400 people will fill the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., for one of Iowa City's strangest, sexiest, and silliest traditions: The Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight screening.

Mayday Parade sells out Blue Moose

Mayday Parade will take the stage at Blue Moose at 6 p.m. Saturday. The alternative rock/punk band — which rose to fame in the early 2000s — was last in Iowa City in 2011, also at Blue Moose. Iowa City is the 10th stop on the band's new tour, the Honeymoon Tour.

Iowa Review to host annual reading

This week, the Iowa Review's eclectic selection of literature will not only appear in print, but be read aloud as well. Authors James Galvan and Lia Purpura will present their featured pieces at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque, at 7 p.m. Friday as part of the University of Iowa publication's annual reading.

Des Moines Marathon: 'Worst Parade Ever'

The mob came trotting by. The perfect excuse to close down some 30 streets on a Sunday morning, the IMT Des Moines Marathon brought around 10,000 athletes to shiver, sweat, and shiver again in downtown Des Moines.

Review: Walking Dead 2

You're a little girl, and zombies and crazy people want to kill you. The complete second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead game series has just been released at retail this past week, after being teased in five episodes over the past few months.

Drink of the Week: Texas Frozen Sangria Swirl

As a blossoming wino, I'm always looking for ways to incorporate wine into a more familiar, sweeter package. The Texas Frozen Sangria Swirl — crafted at Cheddar's restaurant out by the Coralville Costco — is just that kind of drink, combining the classic margarita with a healthy splash of sangria.

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