Laugh, cry, and sing a carol

Cast and crew of Striking 12, the University of Iowa's first Mainstage production of the season, promise "you haven't seen a show quite like this one before."

Young dancers restage The Nutcracker ballet

Angels, soldiers, and the always adorable sugarplum fairies will take the Englert stage numerous times this weekend for a festive performance of The Nutcracker ballet.

World famous quilt and AIDS memorial on display

The University of Iowa Museum of Art's First Friday December exhibition, titled InspiRED, will feature nine panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the world's largest community folk-art piece.

Bringing Irish Christmas to Iowa

The Celtic band Danú will regale Englert audiences Dec. 10 with traditional Irish Christmas music for the Hancher-sponsored show "A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag."

Riverside presents A Christmas Carol as one-man show

A Christmas Carol will command the Riverside Theater stage through Dec. 14, directed by Ron Clark and performed entirely by actor Tim Budd.

Feature: Your Iowa City gift guide

If you're looking for gift ideas this holiday season, pick up an special item you can only find in Iowa City. Here are some hot spots to get you started.

Review: "Too Many Comedians" at The Mill

Alternative standup comedy, Iowa City's unsung art-scene hero, punched people's funny bones with hours of material Sunday at The Mill during a fundraiser for the Green Gravel Comedy Festival.

Review: Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix

Despite it's excessive title and the random combination of Disney, Marvel, and Final Fantasy characters, this Kingdom Hearts sequel breeds nostalgia and some fun game play.

Drink of the Week:  Hipster Ale

Forgo the Pabst Blue Ribbon and venture into Portlandia territory by trying Evil Twin's Hipster Ale, which promises to cater to the "cutting-edge" hipster in all of us.

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