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L.A. Theatre Works presents "Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom"

7:30 to 9:30PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs

Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom is the hilarious and true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies. Lucille Ball paved the way for many of today’s top comediennes, while forcing Hollywood to begin dealing with the rising power and influence of women artists, both on-screen and behind the scenes. Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer – spins this witty, fast-paced tale of Lucy and Desi’s battles with CBS over the pioneering ideas that changed the face of television forever. From casting her real-life husband, Cuban-born Desi Arnaz, to insisting that the show be filmed in Hollywood, where she wanted to raise her family, to incorporating her real-life pregnancy into the show, Lucy left her impression on the television industry. L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for four decades.



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Contact: The Arts Center at Iowa Western
(712) 388-7140
artscenter@iwcc.edu
http://artscenter.iwcc.edu/

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Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) Electric

7:30 to 9:30PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs

Dallas String Quartet (DSQ) is an international music sensation that plays a fusion of contemporary classical and pop music. DSQ is referred to as “Bach meets Bon Jovi” and compared to artists like Lindsey Stirling, Vitamin String Quartet and 2Cellos. They use both traditional and electric string instruments performing as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar and are known for their eclectic renditions of anything from Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child of Mine” to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita.” In addition to performing internationally, DSQ had played “at home” for Presidents Bush and Obama, the College Football Playoff and for the NBA and NFL. DSQ has sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls alike. They have played alongside the likes of Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and recently played for the wedding of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.



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Contact: The Arts Center at Iowa Western
(712) 388-7140
artscenter@iwcc.edu
http://artscenter.iwcc.edu/

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Spring Craft Show

10:00AM to 3:00PM | Palace Event Center · Treynor

The Palace Event Center is hosting its annual Spring Craft show! Come out and shop for local and handmade products. Admission is a free-will donation.



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Contact: Lisa Schnepel
(402) 314-2577
Palacecrafts@yhoo.com

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Lightwire Theater: The Adventures of Tortoise and Hare

7:00 to 8:15PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western · Council Bluffs

Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off. The performance combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and has been internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. The 60-minute show begins with Aesop’s classic fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, but continues the story 10 years into the future. Now the classic competitors have children of their own who are exploring modern-day distractions. Smartphones and video games create a landscape of lost connections to life experiences. The Next Generation features Tortoise Junior and Lil’ Hare in a whole new kind of race, where their adventures lead them into unexpected territory. Old Man Tortoise and Big Daddy Hare must come together despite their differences to find and save their children. What hurdles will they have to overcome to make it to the finish line?



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Contact: The Arts Center at Iowa Western
(712) 388-7140
artscenter@iwcc.edu
http://artscenter.iwcc.edu/

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Arrowhead Trail Run

8:00AM to 12:00PM | Arrowhead Park · Neola

Arrowhead Trail Run is a 5k marked course at Arrowhead Park near Neola, Iowa. Choose the traditional 5k distance, two laps for a 10k, or complete as many laps as you can in a 4-hour Enduro! Medals will be awarded to the top 6 Males and Females in the 5k, 10k, and Enduro events. All are welcome to run, jog, walk or hike at your own pace while enjoying the scenic lake and wooded views. 100% non-profit event with all proceeds supporting the Pottawattamie County Trails Association.



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Contact: Matthew Schipper
arrowhead.obstacle@gmail.com
https://arrowheadobstacle.com/

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Archaeology Roadshow

9:00AM to 12:00PM | Botna Bend Park Picnic Shelter · Hancock

Join us for the Archaeology Roadshow with the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA)  on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Participants can bring a small selection of artifacts (up to 5) to discuss with the archaeologists! This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Partners include: Golden Hills RC&D, the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, Pottawattamie Conservation, and the Pottawattamie Countywide Tourism Committee.

Email lance@goldenhillsrcd.org with questions. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archaeology-roadshow-tickets-494049855417

 



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Contact: Lance Brisbois
(712) 482-3029 x18
lance@goldenhillsrcd.org
https://www.goldenhillsrcd.org/events.html

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Stir Concert Cove Presents: Louis Tomlinson

8:00 to 11:30PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Faith in the Future World Tour 2023 is coming to Harrah's Stir Concert Cove on Saturday, June 17th. There's a delicate balance to Faith in the Future, and Tomlinson exhibits the full capacity of his talents while never refraining from sounding unapologetically like him for a nonsecond. Following the successes of Walls, which charted in the Top 4 in the UK and Top 10 in the United States, there was understandably pressure weighing on his second outing, but it's a challenge he's thrived off. 



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Contact: Harrah's Council Bluffs
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Stir Concert Cove Presents: Whiskey Myers

8:00 to 11:30PM | Stir Concert Cove · Council Bluffs

Don't miss Whiskey Myers on Friday, August 11th at Harrah's Stir Concert Cove! Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 3,000 live shows to ever-increasing crowd sizes since their emergence in 2007. Their self-produced fifth studio album, Whiskey Myers, out now on the band's own Wiggly Thump Records, debuted at No. 1 on both the County and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart, and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. 



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Contact: Harrah's Council Bluffs
(712) 329-6000
https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-council-bluffs/shows

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Railroad Days at Mile Zero

9:00AM to 5:00PM | Various Locations in Council Bluffs · Council Bluffs

Railroad Days is an annual celebration of all things train and track, and this year, all the fun will be happening in Council Bluffs! Celebrate CB's rich railroad heritage and place in history as historic Mile Zero for Union Pacific Railroad. There will be numerous train-themed activities and locations to visit between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023. 

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE), the Historic General Dodge House, and the Historic 100 Block of Council Bluffs are again teaming up to offer this annual event. Kids will be excited to ride the trollies to each participating location and to take part in numerous hands-on activities with interactive technology and exhibits that explore the vast world of the railroad! 



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Contact: Union Pacific Museum
https://www.unleashcb.com/features/railroad_days/

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