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Events in the Area - 2012


Coral Ridge Mall 

Lindale Mall

The Amana Colonies 

The Old Creamery Theatre

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch

Cedar Rapids Museum of Arts 

African American Museum 

Czech Village

New Bohemia

Brucemore Historical Site 

The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center  

Indian Creek Nature Center's Cedar Greenbelt Trails  (Cedar Rapids)
Iowa Veterans Affairs Health Care System

University of Iowa 

Hancher Auditorium - University of Iowa

Iowa City/Coralville 

Cedar Rapids

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Multi-Day Events:

The 39 Steps, A Comic Thriller

October 11– November 11, 2012
The Old Creamery Theatre
By Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Richard Hannay, usually just a regular guy, finds himself caught up in daring escapes, close encounters with beautiful women, and whispers of espionage in this hilarious man-on-the-run play. You'll have fun keeping up with the action in this fast-paced comedy thriller. This is one adventure you won't want to miss.

The Drowsy Chaperone

November 1,2,3 @ 7:30pm; November 4 @ 2:00pm
Join us for the opening of Kirkwood Community College's 2012-2013 season: The Drowsy Chaperone.  Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

Art Nouveau Exhibition

August 3 - December 31; 10:00 - 5:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum; 1400 Inspiration Pl SW; Cedar Rapids
More than 230 rare works by one of the world’s most famous artists will be on view for the opening exhibition at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from July 14, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau, features paintings, jewelry, Sculptures, and lithographs, is coming from the Mucha Foundation in Prague and London. Not since 1999 has an exhibit of this size and caliber appeared in the United States and it is the first of its type in the Midwest region. 


Friday November 2

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Friday, November 02, 2012; 7:30 PM
Hancher Auditorium - University of Iowa
Dubbed "The Last Leading Man" by the New York Times, Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed an illustrious career on stage and screen. He's performed in Carnegie Hall, the White House, and other top venues; starred in numerous Broadway shows including Oh, Kay!, Porgy and Bess, Man of La Mancha, and Kiss Me, Kate (for which he won a Tony Award); and been featured on screen in Frasier, Glee, and DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt, among many others. This ravishing baritone's chameleonic ability to shift vocal colors and personalities means he is equally at home with a jazz standard or a show tune—or really, any song that allows for thrilling interpretation and dazzling charm. 


Saturday November 3

Harry Konnick Jr. and Orchestra Iowa

Time: 7:30pm
Place: Paramount Grand Re-Opening Gala, Cedar Rapids  
Contact:  319-366-8203 or 800-369-TUNE or visit for ticket information

 Fall Fibre & Clay Show

Time:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Place:  Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau
Indoor show and sale of fibre and clay art. Includes basketry, knitting, quilting, spinning, felting, needlework, weaving, textiles and pottery. 


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