Funny business

Over the last five years, the stand-up comedy scene in Iowa City has exploded, from open mikes to festivals to the rise of local legends. But in funny business, the road to the top is paved in stress, rejection, and, only if you're lucky, laughs.

City Circle summons Into the Woods back to the stage

In the wake of the Oscar-nominated film, City Circle Acting Company has crafted their own interpretation of the fairytale focused musical, premiering in Coralville on Friday.

Q&A: Jackass's Preston Lacy

Famous for his daredevil antics in the Jackass TV show and all five films, Preston Lacy will bring his brash brand of humor to Gabe's tonight as part of his "Cockus Tour."

Wacka Flocka Flame set to perform for River Bash

Tonight at 5:30, University of Iowa fraternity Sigma Chi will be host the rapper and 2016 "presidential candidate" at their chapter's house. All proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

South Indian temples inspire local performance art show

The Englert Theater will welcome 100 audience members onstage amidst dancers, actors, musicians, films, and an art installation for the interdisciplinary event Talk the Temple.

Theater tour encourages interest in arts amongst middle schoolers

Riverside Theater is hoping to bring live theater and classic literature back into schools with their Will Power tour, performing a section of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac in classrooms and onstage.

Review: Iowa documentary Who Took Johnny

Documented by Iowa filmmakers, Who Took Johnny is a shocking and important analysis of the 1982 abduction of 12-year-old Johnny Gosch of Des Moines, the first missing kid to appear on a milk carton.

Q&A: folk singer/songwriter Rorey Carroll

From the streets of New York to the Appalachian Mountains, Rorey Carroll has found her sound, and will perform new works as the opener for folk/Americana artist Todd Snider tomorrow at the Englert.

EPXCON video game convention returns for fourth year

This weekend, gaming's creatively inclined will have the opportunity to meet designers and animators associated with a long list of titles, listen to their stories and advice, and ask them questions.

Riverbank Art Fair returns to IMU

One of the largest indoor art exhibitions in the area, the annual Riverbank fair, hosted by the UI Fine Arts Council, will feature hundreds of artists hailing from Iowa City, the larger Midwest, and beyond.

Drink of the Week: Milk Stout

Never doubt a beverage with a cow on the label. The Milk Stout, a roasted malt and coffee ale, comes out of Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colorado, and certainly serves up something unique.

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