Bringing it home

The Englert Theater's latest guests have truly been inspired by Iowa — through food, farming, family, and love. The Awful Purdies, all all-female quintet, embarked on a yearlong project with Sean Lewis of Working Group Theater, traveling around the state to hear stories from people in Iowa — including lots of farmers — as part of an Iowa Arts Council grant.

A nose for love

Almost everyone is captivated by a good love story — especially when it has a dash of complexity and a whole lot of action. Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert St., and artistic director Jody Hovland are giving Iowa City just that.

Blockbusters & block-busts

The blockbuster season has proven to be a mixed bag so far, as spiffed-up sequels and reboots of established franchises continue to reign.These four upcoming tent-pole attractions appear just as unpredictable, other than that lots of money will change hands.

Love cats? Roar approval

Hungry, territorial, or just plain murderous beasts have been a staple of filmgoers' summer diets since Steven Spielberg's mechanical shark made waves in 1975. Discerning thrill-seekers should check out Roar on Saturday morning at FilmScene, 118 E. College St.

Remembering the Titans in Kinnick

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