Community Calendar

Events occurring in the Dubuque-area will also be published in the Community Calendar section in The Dubuque Advertiser weekly newspaper at no cost for up to two weeks before the event. Simply fill out the calendar submission form by Friday at 5 p.m. to be included in the following week’s printed edition*.

* Dupaco and The Dubuque Advertiser reserve the right to edit submissions for space, consistency and clarity.
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January 2020

Jan 20
Mon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Missoula Children's Theatre: Pinocchio Auditions

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Dubuque, IA

A special one-week intensive drama workshop for youth in grades K-12 will culminate in two fully staged and costumed musical performances for the public, showcasing the talents of over 50 local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 24
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features Kim Yoko, keyboard and vocals, and Dennis Williams, saxophone. Dessert and coffee will follow. Donations accepted for People In Need and the Jesus Fund.

Event Location:
1199 Main St.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Jan 25
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Dubuque, IA

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio," featuring a cast of local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 25
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Pinocchio, presented by Missoula Children's Theatre

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Pinocchio," featuring a cast of local youth.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 26
Sun
Mines of Spain
History of the Rockdale Flood

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Local historian Kyle Cox will present on this monumental storm in Dubuque's history. The storm claimed 39 lives in Rockdale, with entire families killed and children left orphaned.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 26
Sun
Oxus Grotto
Oxus Grotto Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Asbury, IA

The meal benefits children with special needs. Serving: Eggs, omelettes, sausage or ham, toast, pancakes, coffee, orange juice and milk. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Event Location:
3011 Autumn Drive
Oxus Grotto Building | Asbury, IA

Jan 28
Tue
Dubuque Area Congegations United (DACU)
Dubuque Area Congregations United Annual Dinner, Meeting & Program

5:30 PM - 8:15 PM | Dubuque, IA

Gather at 5:30 p.m.; Mandarin menu at 6 p.m. RSVP ($10) due Jan. 27 to Bob (563) 582-5117 or DACU, Box 811, Dubuque 52004. Program: Mandarin Speaking Worship Community: A Taste of Lunar New Year.

Event Location:
2155 University Ave.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall | Dubuque, IA

Jan 29
Wed
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
GracePoint Church Blood Drive

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a limited edition St. Patrick's Day T-shirt. To donate, call Pam DeMeester at (815) 747-6213. Walk-ins are welcome.

Event Location:
3100 Windsor Ave.
Common Grounds | Dubuque, IA

Jan 31
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Tom Cotter

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the breakout star of America’s Got Talent, season seven.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
University of Dubuque, Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 31
Fri
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's Fabulous Fridays Artist Performance Series

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free 12:05 p.m. performance features Chuck Bregman, piano. Desserts and coffee will follow. Donations will be accepted for People In Need and the church's Jesus Fund.

Event Location:
1199 Main St.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church | Dubuque, IA

Jan 31
Fri
Fly-By-Night Productions
FBNP Presents Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop"

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

A fictionalized account of the night before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Shows: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $20 at Five Flags Box Office, Ticketmaster or before shows.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Center | Dubuque, IA

Jan 31
Fri
Opening Doors
Opening Doors Trivia Bowl

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Trivia Bowl features a variety of trivia questions. Join us Jan. 31. Doors open at 5 p.m.; trivia starts at 7 p.m. Full bar and food for sale. Teams up to 8. Register in advance or at the door.

Event Location:
500 Bell St.
Grand River Center, Exhibit Hall | Dubuque, IA

February 2020

Feb 01
Sat
No Foot Too Small
No Foot Too Small Suite Social

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The event will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment! We welcome all families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss.

Event Location:
200 Main St.
Hotel Julien | Dubuque, IA

Feb 01
Sat
The Usui Reiki Center
5th Annual Dubuque Holistic Fair

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Featuring 35 local area merchants selling holistic services and products such as Reiki, psychic and tarot card readings and essential oils. Participate in hourly holistic workshops and raffle drawings.

Event Location:
680 Main St.
NICC Business Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 01
Sat
University of Dubuque
Shesh Besh, Arab-Jewish Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 01
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Shesh Besh, Arab-Jewish Ensemble

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Shesh Besh is a model of mutual respect in a turbulent, violent Middle East seeking an elusive balance of East and West through music while embodying two cultures living together in harmony.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 01
Sat
Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Bowl for brighter futures! Help provide students with JA’s financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs. Proceeds help support more than 51,500 students benefiting from JA.

Event Location:
301 Bell St.
Cherry Lanes, Diamond Jo Casino | Dubuque, IA

Feb 02
Sun
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Super Game Sunday 50% Off Sale

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The Discovery Shop will hold its Super Game (yes, that game!) Sunday 50% Off Sale 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 2. Everything will be half off. Discovery Shop proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Event Location:
2197 University Ave.
Discovery Shop | Dubuque, IA

Feb 03
Mon
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Grand View United Methodist Church Blood Drive

2:45 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Kay Patters at (563) 580-3017 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins also are welcome!

Event Location:
3342 John Wesley Drive
Grand View United Methodist Church, Grand View Room | Dubuque, IA

Feb 04
Tue
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGIONAL BLOOD CENTER
Dubuque Community Church Blood Drive

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

To make an appointment call Tabitha Stuart at 563-580-1622 or online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk ins welcome!

Event Location:
3490 Keystone Drive
Fellowship Hall | Dubuque, IA

Feb 08
Sat
St. Mark Youth Enrichment
St. Mark Ice Golf Classic

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | East Dubuque, IL

St. Mark Youth Enrichment is hosting the Annual Ice Golf Classic Saturday, Feb. 8, at Mid-Town Marina in East Dubuque, Ill. Foursome teams will golf an 18-hole course on ice.

Event Location:
100285 Fifth St.
Mid-Town Marina | East Dubuque, IL

Feb 08
Sat
City of Dubuque Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
2020 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The free community event features snow sculptures and sculpting, food, drink and free museum entry. Presented by the Dubuque Museum of Art and the City of Dubuque Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Event Location:
700 Locust St.
Washington Park | Dubuque, IA

Feb 08
Sat
Northeast Iowa School of Music
February Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Dubuque, IA

The Northeast Iowa School of Music is pleased to present JazzQ for the Feb. 8 performance of Lollipops and Music for Our Preschoolers.

Event Location:
360 W. 11th St.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library | Dubuque, IA

Feb 09
Sun
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
The Princess & The Pea presented by Lexington Children's Theater

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Join us for this fun and funky retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen classic as we find out what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 09
Sun
Mines of Spain
Educational Fish Fry with Dennis Weiss

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Dennis Weiss will demonstrate how to skin and dress a fish, properly bread the fish and the correct temperature and method to cook your fish.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 11
Tue
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
The Office! A Musical Parody

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Singing! Dancing! Paper! A smash hit in New York City, this unauthorized musical parody features your favorite co-workers from Dunder Mifflin and much more!

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 15
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll

7:30 PM - | Dubuque, IA

With a cast consisting of stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, including Dubuque native Rita Harvey, Neil Berg shares stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 18
Tue
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Damien Sneed's "We Shall Overcome" MLK Jr. Tribute Concert

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

"We Shall Overcome" showcases repertoire from African-American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 22
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Peter & the Wolf

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The tale of Peter and the Wolf comes alive onstage in this symphonic fairy tale featuring the Heartland Ballet. Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Feb 22
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Spring Family

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

A delightful way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra with live narration, The Heartland Ballet and surprises of all sorts! Post-concert activities will follow.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

Feb 23
Sun
Mines of Spain
Exploring the Web of Life

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Learn about soil health and amendments with Stone Hollow Gardens & Shroomery.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 23
Sun
Steeple Square
3rd Annual Wedding Show

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

You're invited to Steeple Square's 3rd Annual Wedding Show! Featuring vendors from every industry, a fashion show as unique as you are and a chance to win three grand prizes.

Event Location:
101 E. 15th St.
Steeple Square | Dubuque, IA

Feb 27
Thu
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the 80-member Siberian State Symphony Orchestra will embark on an eight-week U.S. tour in January. Don't miss them as they pass through Dubuque!

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Feb 29
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Golden Dragon Acrobats

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The spellbinding artistry, amazing athletics and cirque spectacular of the Golden Dragon Acrobats thrills audiences and represents the best of a tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

March 2020

Mar 08
Sun
Mines of Spain
RARE Raptor Program

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Live birds of prey from the RARE Group.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 14
Sat
Mines of Spain
Go Green Celebration

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

A family-friendly St. Patrick's Day open-house style and celebration of everything green.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 16
Mon
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr." presented by Darryl Van Leer

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

This stirring performance, based on writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., describes the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott and guides audiences through King’s testimony of the events.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 17
Tue
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"The Norm of Greatness: Dr. MLK Jr." presented by Darryl Van Leer

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

This stirring performance, based on writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., describes the tribulations of the Montgomery bus boycott and guides audiences through King’s testimony of the events.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 20
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Piano Fondue - Dueling Pianos

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Piano Fondue presents a fully interactive, high-energy, sing-along show. Two entertainers take their places behind two baby grand pianos, and the audience controls the set list on their smartphones!

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 21
Sat
Grant County Master Gardeners
Grant County Master Gardener Spring Conference

7:30 AM - 12:45 PM | Lancaster, WI

The Grant County 5th Annual Spring Conference covers gardening topics for beginners and beyond. It includes four speakers, refreshments, door prizes and display tables. Register ahead or walk-in.

Event Location:
8149 Stage Road
Vesperman Farms | Lancaster, WI

Mar 22
Sun
Mines of Spain
Bird Banding

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Live bird banding with David Shealer.

Event Location:
8991 Bellevue Heights Road
EB Lyons Interpretive Center | Dubuque, IA

Mar 28
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Captivating Concerti

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

We welcome two soloists for this program: pianist Lorraine Min and violinist Terence Tam. Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

April 2020

Apr 17
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"Give 'Em Hell Harry!" - President Harry Truman Tribute Show

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Give ’Em Hell Harry! is a faithful portrayal of President Truman’s life and presidency. Truman is played by a direct descendant, his oldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel!

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Apr 17
Fri
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
"Give 'Em Hell Harry!" - President Harry Truman Tribute Show

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Give ’Em Hell Harry! is a faithful portrayal of President Truman’s life and presidency. Truman is played by a direct descendant, his oldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel!

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

Apr 18
Sat
University of Dubuque Heritage Center
Yid Vicious, "Kick-A**" Klezmer Band!

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Klezmer is Yiddish folk music for dancing and celebrating. Yid Vicious has been spreading its infectious, original blend of freylekh fun throughout the Midwest and beyond for over a decade.

Event Location:
2255 Bennett St.
Heritage Center | Dubuque, IA

May 2020

May 02
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Heartland Marimba

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

Heartland Marimba performs the world premiere of a concerto for four marimbas and orchestra—a sight to behold and a sonic spectacle! Performances are at 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Event Location:
405 Main St.
Five Flags Theater | Dubuque, IA

May 16
Sat
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Ultimate Country Hits

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Dubuque, IA

The DSO has “gone country” with local bands to celebrate country’s greatest hits, from classic legends to contemporary.

Event Location:
301 Bell St.
Mississippi Moon Bar, Diamond Jo | Dubuque, IA

June 2020

Jun 28
Sun
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra: Summer Melodies

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Dubuque, IA

Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic and meet us in the park to enjoy a program of light classics, movie music and patriotic pieces! In partnership with the Dubuque Arts Council.

Event Location:
3800 Arboretum Drive
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens | Dubuque, IA