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Professional theatre connecting artists and audiences through intimate, engaging, and provocative productions, and providing an artistic home for regional theatre professionals. September through April season of classic plays, new plays, musicals, a monologue festival, at theatre on Gilbert Street. Also June/July summer season centered around the classics.
December 6, 2014, 9pm-1am, 2nd Fl Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, UI. Amateur competition/ professional performances: drag queens, drag kings, and burlesque dancers. Drag headliners: Gina Belle, Connie Shewa, Myling Belle + IC Kings: Hugh Jindapants, Johnny Derp, and Joey D. Also 2013 Mr Gay Iowa USA + Les Dames du Burlesque. MC: Nedra Belle. Condom casino, free rapid HIV tests, snacks.
June 5-7, 2015. Weekend- long festival, 125+ local and national artists, live music and entertainment on two stages across 7 city blocks. Culinary Row serving regional and ethnic foods, a Global Village, an Emerging Artist Area featuring upcoming student artists. A feast for the senses and something for everyone! See website for more info:
Mid-June, 2015. See website for this year's info. Previous year included: Friday Picnic in the Park 5-9pm, Upper City Park; Saturday Pride Festival entertainment, Downtown Ped Mall noon-6pm; Pride Parade noon-1pm walk, ride, skate, dance, roll - from College Green Park (600 E College St), to downtown Iowa City Ped Mall.
Mid-August, 2015, annual festival at the Englert Theatre. Independent movies from around the world screen in Iowa City’s historic downtown -- from two minutes to two hours long, artsy experimentation to outrageous comedy, family stories to heartbreaking drama, hard-hitting documentaries, music videos and amazing animation.