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    2nd Annual Midlands Renaissance Revel

    10:00AM to 6:00PM | Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
    19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for the 2nd annual Midland's Renaissance Festival on the beautiful grounds of Ditmars Orchard on the edge of Council Bluffs. Help us bring back this much-loved festival that long ago saw the Iowa Western Community College grounds as home. You'll see all your favorite Renaissance performers and merchants, such as Joust Evolution! And you're sure to find new merchants and entertainment that you'll love!

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    Contact: Mike Amos
    (402) 999-5463
    Midwestfest2@gmail.com

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    Bluffs and its Burgers

    6:30 to 8:00PM | Council Bluffs Public Library
    400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Preserve Council Bluffs explores burgers, Broadway, carhops, and carefree summer evenings spent at the drive-in restaurants of Council Bluffs. From Christy Creme to Maid Rite to Ewalds and Kings, the program endeavors to provide memories and burger history through photos and narratives. The talk will be presented by Dr. Richard Warner.

    The program is free to members of the Historical Society of Pottawattamie; members of the public are welcome to attend for a $5 admission fee. Due to library policy and to ensure sufficient seating, guests are asked to purchase tickets in advance. This can be done by phoning Patricia Murphy at the number below, on our website (click the computer icon below), or at the Squirrel Cage Jail or RailsWest Museums during their open hours. Historical Society members need not preregister.

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    Contact: Patricia Murphy
    (402) 850-0822
    information@TheHistoricalSociety.org
    http://www.TheHistoricalSociety.org

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    Party on the Patio: One2Go

    6:30 to 10:00PM | McCoy's at Thunderbowl
    1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
    One2Go plays a mix of dance and party music, featuring current and classic hits!

    McCoy's will host free live music every Thursday and Saturday night—and four select Fridays—in May, June, July, and August. It's fun for the entire family. Bring a chair for Friday night shows as the place will be packed! See the full summer lineup here!


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    Contact: Connie Ratlaff
    (712) 328-2374
    connie@thunderbowl.com
    http://www.thunderbowl.com

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    Kids $5 Flower Bar

    9:00AM to 1:00PM | Corum's Flowers and Gifts
    639 5th ave, Council Bluffs,
    Bring the kids down to create flowers for Grandparents Day! We always have a great time. Please call ahead to let us know how many kids you are bringing. The event is cash only at the door ($5 per child).

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    Contact: Corum's Flowers
    (712) 322-7355
    eflorist.corums@gmail.com

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    3rd Annual Holiday Blowout September Craft and Vendor Fair

    10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
    140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    Fall is here; let's get some shopping done with more than 50 vendors and crafters! We will have food and a raffle.

    Free admission.



    More Information
    Contact: Winter Nichols
    (712) 242-7307
    mrs.winniebakery@yahoo.com

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    2019 Speaker Series: Migrating Through Change, Monarch Butterflies & Their Conservation

    4:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the fifth installment of the 2019 Speaker Series. Help us welcome Jennifer Hopwood, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist with Xerces as she discusses Monarch conservation efforts and research.

    This program is being presented as part of our adult educational programming. Participants must be age 14 or older. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend these events, visit our website for details and to register.


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    Contact: Michelle Biodrowski
    (712) 545-3283 x5834
    michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
    http://www.pottcoconservation.com/calendar/details.aspx?ID=626

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    Sunday Funday Wine and Design Class

    1:30 to 3:00PM | Corum's Flowers and Gifts
    639 5th ave, Council Bluffs,
    Join us to create a freestyle summer garden arrangement to take home! Wine and snacks are included, and we always have a great time! Cost of the class is $50 plus tax. Call the shop to sign up or register on our website by clicking on the computer icon below.

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    Contact: Corum's Flowers and GIfts
    (712) 322-7355
    eflorist.corums@gmail.com
    https://corumsflowers.com/september-wine-and-design-class.html

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    Fall Craft Fair

    9:00AM to 2:00PM | Town Hall, McClelland, IA · McClelland
    117 Main Street, McClelland,
    Join us and 18 fantastic vendors for a Fall Craft Fair. There will be tables showing off American Doll clothes, crocheting, embroidery works, fancy towels and wreaths, flower arrangements, jewelry, woodworks, quilts, and more.

    All items are handmade; tables will be full and ready for you to browse. You will be able to find birthday gifts, wedding gifts, holiday decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and many Christmas presents. A morning break can be enjoyed with coffee and a sweet roll or enjoy a light lunch. Admission is free. Do plan on taking a relaxing short trip to McClelland and enjoy the day!

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    Contact: Ellie Neighbors
    (712) 310-2813
    neighborsellie@aol.com

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    Southwest Iowa Art Tour | PACE Gathering Place

    Harvester Artspace Lofts
    1000 South Main Street, Council Bluffs,
    Embark on a self-guided art tour and bask in the fall colors on rural roads and scenic small towns. The 6th annual Southwest Iowa Art Tour highlights local and rural artists at this two-day event featuring more than 10 Southwest Iowa communities.

    Each 'Gathering Place' will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    More Information
    Contact: Rachel Schott
    (712) 396-2484
    rachel@paceartsiowa.org
    https://www.swiarttour.com/

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    Painted Peace Pole at The Gathering Room

    1:00 to 5:00PM | The Gathering Room
    1900 Madison Avenue , Council Bluffs,
    Let your creativity soar! Design and paint your own personal 4'x4', 2-foot-tall Peace Pole. Class size is limited. Cost is $60. All supplies included. Food/beverage service available.

    To register, you must prepay by clicking on the ticket icon below . Put your cell number in the comments section when you register to be texted a confirmation. Sign up quickly before all the spots are taken!

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    Contact: Katie Larson
    (712) 328-2374
    Katie@thunderbowl.com
    https://www.facebook.com/gatheringroom/?modal=admin_todo_tour

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    G2K...Once Upon A Mattress

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Chanticleer's opening production of the 2019-2020 season is our Children's Theater production, G2K...Once Upon A Mattress. If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on a familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 13 and running through September 29. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    Mystic Fest

    Mid-America Center
    One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
    Join us for Mystic Fest! You'll be able to find a diverse line of metaphysical items, including new and used metaphysical items, self-help books, aromatherapy products, more than 250 bulk herbs, incense, tapestries, bumper stickers, T-shirts, Celtic cloaks, and natural bath and body items.

    Saturday, September 28 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday, September 29 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    More Information
    Contact: Mid-America Center
    (712) 323-0536
    https://www.magicalomaha.com/mystic-fest.aspx

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    Mike Super - Illusionist

    3:00PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show "Phenomenon," Mike is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime U.S. network television and be voted America's Favorite Mystifier!

    Through spectacular illusions and his own inimitable down-to-earth style and personality, Mike Super has pioneered a new form of magic that transcends the "trick." With captivating performances airing for more than six weeks on "America’s Got Talent" as a top finalist as well as the season premiere episode of Penn & Teller’s "Fool Us," Mike has emerged as magic’s newest celebrity with a legion of fans numbering in the millions.

    Join the journey of emotions—laughter, intrigue, danger, fear, wonder, anticipation, tears, and sentimentality—that only Mike Super delivers in this family-friendly performance!

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    3rd Annual Holiday Blowout October Craft and Vendor Fair

    10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
    140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    October is here; let's get some shopping done with more than 50 vendors and crafters. There will also be food and a raffle!

    Free admission.



    More Information
    Contact: Winter Nichols
    (712) 242-7307
    mrs.winniebakery@yahoo.com

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    Harvest Spoon Tour

    10:00AM to 5:00PM | Hitchcock Nature Center · Honey Creek
    27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek,
    Join us for the second Harvest Spoon Saturday of 2019. Travel through Iowa's picture perfect Loess Hills as we celebrate the food and culture of western Iowa. Visit all five partner businesses, including Hitchcock Nature Center and Doe's and Diva's Dairy, along the Harvest Spoon route for a variety of experiences. See the full list of locations by clicking the website icon below.

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    Contact: Kate Simmons
    (712) 545-3283
    katherine.simmons@pottcounty-ia.gov
    https://www.facebook.com/events/323228145214099/

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    Farewell Angelina

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, "Farewell Angelina" is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters, and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Farewell Angelina's chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the country music fans they love so much. They have been named among Rolling Stone's "New Artists You Need To Know" and Roughstock's "Ones to Watch.”

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Callahan Promotions Arts & Craft Fair

    9:00AM to 5:00PM | Mid-America Center
    One Arena Way, Council Bluffs,
    Callahan Promotions produces the largest arts and crafts shows in Iowa. All items sold at the shows are handmade by the vendors who sell them. Among the various products presented at the shows are oak furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, etched and stained glass, yard art, pottery, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, doll clothes, baskets, rugs, placemats, purses, and many more original products.

    Homemade salsa, barbecue sauce, soups, jams and jellies, honey, food mixes, and gourmet spice blends are also available at the show. Most exhibitors at the show will also accept special order requests from the public. If you are looking for something specific to fit your needs, shows produced by Callahan Promotions are the ones for you!

    October 12 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    October 13 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    More Information
    Contact: Mid-America Center
    (712) 323-0536
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2433685726725802/

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    I Am, He Said: A Neil Diamond Celebration

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    This show is truly a celebration of the music of Neil Diamond! Starring Matt Vee, nephew of '60s pop-star Bobby Vee, you’ll hear songs like "Cracklin’ Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "America," "Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show," and "Sweet Caroline." Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million records worldwide and produced musical hits spanning five decades.

    Matt Vee, along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, both founders of The Killer Vees and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. As a Brill Building songwriter in the mid-60s, Neil Diamond penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, "I’m a Believer."

    “This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    3rd Annual Holiday Blowout November Craft and Vendor Fair

    10:00AM to 3:00PM | The Community Christ Church
    140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    Hurry, hurry! The holidays are here, and it's time to get shopping for some amazing goodies and gifts for all of your loved ones. We will have more than 50 vendors, food, and prizes!

    Free admission.





    More Information
    Contact: Winter Nichols
    (712) 242-7307
    mrs.winniebakery@yahoo.com

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    Farewell 830

    Chanticleer Community Theater
    830 Franklin Avenue, Council Bluffs,
    Farewell 830 is our goodbye to our community theater that we have entertained you since 1963. We will be moving to our new home at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center at 10th Avenue and 6th Street. You will hear some of the more memorable songs from the past 67 years of Chanticleer history, featuring some of the performers from the past.

    Ticket prices are:
    Adults: $25
    Seniors(60+): $20
    Students: $15

    Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.



    More Information
    Contact: Robert H. Putman
    (712) 323-9955
    manager@chanticleertheater.com
    http://www.chanticleertheater.com

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    This Wonderful Life

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    "This Wonderful Life" is a one-man play, beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, "It’s a Wonderful Life," the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity.

    Kendall portrays the Jimmy Stewart-inspired George Bailey, and the whole cast of lovable characters from Bedford Falls including Clarence the Angel, Mary, Zuzu and all the townsfolk who rely on him to save them from the greedy Mr. Potter. Like the film, the play centers around the character of George, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. Jeremy’s 75-minute tour-de-force is at once inspiring, funny, poignant and most of all, uplifting.

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    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Christmas With The Nelsons

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    "Christmas With The Nelsons" tells the story of three family Christmases in the lives of America’s Favorite Family: The Nelsons.

    This heart-warming multi-media live concert experience stars the third generation of #1 Nelson Family hit-makers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. A genuine blend of Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy, multi-platinum recording artists Matthew and Gunnar have been thrilling sellout audiences worldwide for the past three decades and they’ve got a new gift for you to open.

    Not merely a rock concert with a few holiday songs thrown in, "Christmas with the Nelsons" delivers Christmas classics the Nelson Family way. Interweaving quick humor, soaring sibling vocals, and state of the art big screen video, Matthew and Gunnar’s completely new show will take you on a sleigh ride through time.

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    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    3rd Annual Everything Must Go December Craft and Vendor Fair

    11:00AM to 4:00PM | The Community Christ Church
    140 West Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs,
    Christmas is here, and it's time to get shopping for some amazing goodies and gifts for all of your loved ones. We will have more than 70 vendors, food, and prizes!

    Free admission.







    More Information
    Contact: Winter Nichols
    (712) 242-7307
    mrs.winniebakery@yahoo.com

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    The Good Humor Men

    7:30PM | Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Sit back and get ready for a night of comic relief. Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians (with numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show," and "The Daily Show") join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punch lines, clever writing, and hair-trigger laughs.

    We welcome back Omaha native Pat Hazell who was one of the original writers for NBC’s "Seinfeld," a veteran of "The Tonight Show," a critically acclaimed playwright, and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. Tony Deyo is a stand-up comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing. He has appeared on "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," among others. Rounding out the trio will be Pete Lee, who was the first stand-up comedian to earn a standing ovation on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." He has also appeared on Comedy Central, NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

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    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Jimmy Webb

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    A true living legend of songwriting, Jimmy Webb has been crafting amazing songs, many of which have become cherished standards, for some forty years. And he’s still doing it. Now on tour with his newest CD, "Still Within the Sound of My Voice," Jimmy Webb is engaging his audiences like never before.

    Though some might still not know his name, they know his songs: "Wichita Lineman," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Galveston," "The Moon’s a Harsh Mistress," "All I Know," "The Highwayman," "Up, Up and Away," "MacArthur Park," and many more. Webb is one of those rare songwriters who manages to bring a genuine measure of magic to everything he touches. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, among other awards. In this rare and intimate evening of music, you’ll hear Webb perform his music and tell the stories you haven’t heard about his fascinating career.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    The Young Irelanders

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers are still in their 20s and are unique among their peers, in that they are all world and Irish national champions in their disciplines.

    Whether it be one of the much-loved vocal numbers like Galway Bay, the foot-stomping beat of Kerry polkas, or a stirring air inspired by the Cliffs of Moher, The Young Irelanders deliver a performance which transports you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty. To experience Ireland’s traditions in music, song, and dance presented by some of the most talented young performers in the world, this sensational act is an absolute must-see.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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    Al Jardine: A Postcard from California

    7:30PM | The Arts Center at Iowa Western
    2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs,
    Al Jardine is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. Al, an accomplished musician on a variety of stringed instruments, played mainly rhythm guitar and sang harmony vocals with The Beach Boys. He sang lead on their No. 1 hit "Help Me, Rhonda" and also wrote or co-wrote a good number of their songs.

    In 2018, Al began playing solo shows on a tour featuring songs and stories from his early days to his most recent solo album, "A Postcard from California." Al along with his son Matt Jardine and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross deliver an intimate show full of hits combined with never-before-heard stories, rare pictures, and videos from Al’s amazing career. With rave reviews from fans and critics, it's truly a show not to be missed.

    More Information
    Contact: Box Office
    (712) 388-7140
    http://www.artscenter.iwcc.edu

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