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July 16–July 29, 2015 Issue #243

Photo: Bob Felderman

18 Dubuque County Fair

Enjoy “The Six Best Days of Summer” at the 62nd Dubuque County Fair,
returning to the Dubuque County Fairgrounds July 28 to August 2.

6 Meet Me @ Jazz! 21 Everything Photography
14 Rock & Roll Rewind 28 Hy-Vee Market Café

4Events 16 22 28Arts Nightlife Columnists

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Well, that was an interesting couple of exhausted after a marathon day at work
weeks. As I abandoned Kristina to finish before I even got hurt, was fighting sleep
building the last issue of 365ink without through out two-hour wait. Eventually they
me, so I could complete the emptying of gave me drugs and got me to an x-ray and
our storage garage, I thought I was being the doctor told me I suavely sprained my
smart to beat the clock and have that ankle really good, but for good measure I
sucker cleaned out before the stroke of also deftly broke my foot. Sounds like job
July 1. After finding homes for all the crap for huge ibuprofen and legal narcotics!
still in there, I was carrying the last piece
not yet put away to it’s temporary final The next day I still had to host a huge
resting place in our basement when fate bluegrass concert in the Millwork District.
crept up and bit me in the arse. Actually, The parking ticket lady seriously was
it broke my foot and sprained my ankle. trying to give us a ticket because my
friend dropped my off in the handicapped
We have a sewer line clean out in the parking space. Luckily she actually had a
basement. It’s a 4” pipe that sticks up permit in her glove box. But seriously, I
from a hole in the floor. The whole thing was on crutches and in a leg brace. If we
is lower than floor level by a few inches, were not following the letter of the law,
and the whole shooting’ match is covered certainly we were within the spirit of why
by a board… you know… for safety. Since those damn spaces exist in the first place.
it’s directly in front of the last step at How ridiculous! Anyway, the concert was
the base of the stairs, that’s kind of awesome and we raised $2000 for Toys
important. However, a couple of months For Tots!
ago we had a sewer line backup (thank
you mr. tree root) and the board got, The day after that my wife was
well, a little soaked. Yeah, you don’t want determined to take her visiting parents
details. Needless to say, we threw it away. out to see the Golden Knights jump. It
Since then, we’ve just been stepping was July 3rd. With my new gimp boot on
around the hole when we go downstairs. and straining on my crutches, I eventually
figured out that it was a clever ruse to
Here’s how adept I am at ignoring fate get me there because I was supposed
when it’s waving a flag in my face. Just to be given the honorary baton that the
two days before my not-so-graceful crash Knights pass in mid-jump. It’s quite an
and burn, the bass player in my band, honor and my slowness made us show up
Tommy, stepped in the hole and twisted just a couple minutes before they landed,
his ankle. I won’t say anything tying his probably giving Perry Mason, who runs
lack of grace with the fact that he’s a bass the event, an ulcer. But I got there and
player. I decided then I needed to get that limped out to the landing zone to accept
thing covered. So two days later when my gift. Thanks to Perry, the Radio
I carried that big chair down the stairs, Dubuque crew and the U.S. Army Golden
blocking my view ahead, and stepped Knights for the wonderful recognition.
into that same hole with monster truck
force, I had no one to blame but myself. I’ve had this boot for two weeks and
have six to go. While it slowed me way
As I lay on the floor unable to scream down, it hasn’t stopped me. I hosted a
or cry because the pain was literally bluegrass concert, went to the fireworks,
making me wish for a swift death, my hosted a big smoked meat party at
wife Christy came to see what the noise my house, visited the Field of Dreams
was and found me, white as a ghost and and American Players Theatre, went
writhing in pain. Eventually I was going to to the 61 drive-in and organized a Toys
have to crawl up those stairs. Following For Tots fundraiser at the Sandy Hook
an attempt to put it in ice water, and (Another $900! Thanks Hookers!), and
staving off a strong urge to lose my lunch made another issue of the paper. I even
from the lingering agony, Christy decided took out the trash and recycling today.
we were going the the Emergency Room. I got this, baby! And I already wore
My heart was racing and I was sweating through the rubber tips on the end of
up a storm and it wasn’t even warm out. I my crutches in less than two weeks. I’m
had to stand up again. Just kill me. hoping beyond hope I can walk like a
human, boot or not, by August 1st, so I’m
We had the great fortune of checking not hobbling around Los Angeles. I have
into the E.R. on the same night that those another Rush concert to stand through
people got shot downtown. How rude. I for three hours!
was there first! Two staff members came
in during the first 30 minutes and told People all said the accident was a
us they’d get to me as soon as possible sign that I need to slow down and take it
before a third person finally just gave it to easy for a change. Whatever. But more
me straight and said, “Yeah, you’re gonna importantly, there’s a board over that
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Find Waldo In Dubuque Ongoing Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition
Daily: Now Through July 31
Downtown Dubuque Monday Summer Farmers’ Market Through September 7
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Where’s Waldo? In Dubuque, of signatures at 20 or more businesses Mondays: Through Summer @ 3:30–6:30 PM Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition takes you on a
East Mill Bakeshop & Catering journey back in time to experience the legend
course! The famous children’s book will entitle diligent seekers to enter in a East Mill on the corner of Bryant St. and of Titanic like never before. The Exhibition has
Grandview Ave. in Dubuque will whip up warm been designed with a focus on the legendary
character in the striped shirt and grand prize drawing on July 31, with the meals while you browse great local vendors RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories as
like Fincel’s, Dobie’s Produce, Rock Ridge Farm, best told through over 150 authentic artifacts
black-rimmed specs is is hiding in 25 top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Annie’s Acres, Tree of Life Farm, and more. For and extensive room re-creations. Titanic: the
more information, call 563-580-1175. Artifact Exhibition, sponsored by Dubuque
different local businesses in downtown Waldo books. Bank & Trust, is accessible for just $5 on
Master Gardener Call Center top of a regular museum admission ($15 for
Dubuque this July. Those who spot In celebration of Waldo’s longevity adults/ $10 for kids / $13 for seniors over 64).
Mondays & Thursdays: Through September Museum hours are 9 AM–6 PM daily. Visit
him can win prizes—including buttons, and popularity, his American publisher, The Dubuque County Master Gardeners are ready for more information.
to help with gardening challenges of all kinds.
book coupons and more. Anyone who Candlewick Press, is teaming up with The call center runs Mondays: 6–8 PM; Thursdays: Dubuque Farmers’ Market
1–4 PM. In October there are Master Gardeners
wishes to participate can visit River the American Booksellers Association on duty on Thursdays only from 1–4 PM. Call Saturdays: Through October @ 7 AM–Noon
563-583-6496 to reach the call center. Near Iowa & 12th St.
Lights Bookstore, 1098 Main Street, and 250 independent bookstores all Everything that shoppers love about the
365ink Lunchtime Jam Dubuque Farmers’ Market is back and better
to pick up a “Find Waldo Local in across the country, including River than ever. Produce, hanging baskets, freshly
Fridays: Through September 4 @ Noon–1 PM baked goods, locally bottled wines, a great
Dubuque!” passport with the names Lights Bookstore here in Dubuque, Town Clock Plaza selection of arts and crafts, and more are now
Hosted by the 365ink crew and sponsored available. SNAP customers are able to receive $1
of all the participating sites, and get Iowa, for some hide and seek fun as by Prudential Financial and Carlos O’Kelly’s, SNAP tokens to purchase eligible food items at
Lunchtime Jams feature free laid-back the Dubuque Farmers’ Market, and any customer
their passport stamped or signed for well as to encourage communities to lunchtime performances by great local acoustic will be able to purchase $5 Debit/Credit tokens
musicians in Town Clock Plaza Fridays around to purchase anything at market through the new
each Waldo they spot. The first 125 patronize their local businesses. There lunchtime (weather permitting). Lunchtime Market Money program. For more information,
Jams also features great food from Carlos contact Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400
O’Kelly’s with many other fantastic dining or visit
options in the immediate area.

Waldo seekers to get their passports is no charge to participate, and the hunt

stamped or signed at 10 or more sites lasts for the entire month of July. For

can bring their passports back to River more information about hunting for

Lights Bookstore to receive an “I found Waldo in Dubuque, call River Lights at

Waldo” pin. Collecting store stamps or 563-556-4391. n

MShuusliclsinbutrhge P12atrh Aknnual
Thursdays: July 16, 23, and 30 and August 6 @ 6 PM
Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)

Food and beverage will be available their annual ice cream social, along with

for purchase at each of these free, grill choices. Serving starts at 6 PM.

family-friendly events, with different Thursday, August 6 features Classical

offerings at every show. Concert goers Blast. The Shullsburg Lions Club will

are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs be holding their annual chicken dinner

or blankets to the rain or shine events. fundraiser that evening as the food and

Free nightly drawings are also part of beverage vendor. Serving starts at 6 PM.

the concert’s agenda this year. For more concert information, visit

Thursday, July 16 features The Mighty n

Wheelhouse. Wheel In and the Brewster

House Restaurant will be serving food

and providing beverages at 6 PM.

Thursday, July 23 features Rainbow

Bridge. Enjoy a hog roast and beverages

by Russell Law Offices, S.C., with

proceeds benefitting the Benton/

Shullsburg girls’ basketball at 6 PM.

Thursday, July 30 features

Missbehavin’. Food and beverage will be

provided by The Shullsburg Community

DeveloPMent Corporation, featuring

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Events  crash car, and trailer races at 6 PM. For more ages 7 to 18 who are running lights and sound, Social Connections for Singles
information, visit making props and costumes, building sets and
Thursday, July 16 working in the box office and concession stand. 5–7:30 PM @ Shot Tower
“Your Money, Your Future” Class Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Bell Join us for an evening with food and cards. Meet
Kids in Nature Tower Theater, 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, other singles in the area and have a fun time! For
6–7:30 PM @ Prescott Resource Center online at, or call the box more information, call Joann at 563-581-3451
2–3:30 PM @ Swiss Valley Nature Center “Take Charge of Credit” will cover: What office at 563-588-3377. or email Maureen at [email protected].
(Peosta, IA) is Credit?, Forms of Credit, Building Credit
Non-school age children are welcome to attend History & Understanding Credit Reports, Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins Dubuque... and All That Jazz!
with their parents or guardians and explore a Tips for Using Credit Wisely, Solutions to
nature topic with interactive activities. Credit Issues. The program will meet at the 7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA 5–9:30 PM @ Town Clock Plaza
Participation is free; to register, call Prescott Resource Center, 1151 White Street, in See page 16 for more information. See page 6 for more information.
563-556-6745. For more information, visit Dubuque. There is a $5 fee. Scholarships are available. To register or for more information, Tri-State Wind Symphony Concerts: Sandy Hook Nights:
visit Big Band Express Smokin’ Mirrors
Lafayette County Fair or contact Family Finance Specialist,
Susan Taylor, at 563-583-6496 or email 7:30 PM @ Eagle Point Park Band Shell 6 PM–Midnight @ Sandy Hook Tavern
4 PM @ Lafayette County Fairgrounds [email protected]. Pack up a picnic and your lawn chairs and (Hazel Green, WI)
(Darlington, WI) bring the family to the Eagle Point Park Band Sandy Hook Tavern offers a biker-styled
The 157th Lafayette County Fair continues on Shullsburg 12th Annual Music in the Park Shell for the 21st season of Tri-State Wind alternative on select Friday evenings through
Thursday with carnival rides starting at 4 PM Symphony Concerts! For more information, the September with a mix of live music, steak
and a tractor pull at 6:30 PM. Friday’s events 7–8:30 PM @ Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI) visit feeds, games and raffles, and each night
includes live music and root beer from 1-3 PM See page 4 ffor more information. benefitting a different charitable organization.
and stock car racing at 7 PM. On Saturday, the Friday, July 17 Designed as an “after work” social event.
area Tractor pull begins at noon followed by Snow White: A New Musical
the Badger State Tractor Pull at 6 PM. Sunday Lafayette County Fair On Friday, July 17, Bike Olympics Preliminaries
events includes lawn mower pulling at 9 AM, 7:30 PM @ Bell Tower Theater will be held 6–8 PM, and Smokin’ Mirrors will
the 6th annual singing bee at 2 PM, skid steer Our 10th-annual kids-for-kids musical will be 1 PM @ Lafayette County Fairgrounds perform. Charity is Ryde for Tylor. On Friday,
challenge at 4 PM, and gauntlet, soccer car, the Iowa premiere of a brand new musical (Darlington, WI) July 31, enjoy the steak feed 5–9 PM and
adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic, Johnny Trash. Charity is Opening Doors.
Snow White. Follow Snow White’s adventures
as she escapes from the Evil Queen, befriends
the dwarfs and finds her Prince Charming.
The show will be performed by two casts of
more than 40 kids each, ages 7 to 16, and the
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Friday, July 17

Snow White: A New Musical

7:30 PM @ Bell Tower Theater

Meet Me @ Jazz! Galena Festival of the Performing Arts Heartland Festival: Rapunzel
Dubuque... And all that Jazz! Featuring The Jimmys
Friday, July 17 @ 6 pm 7:30 PM @ Grace Episcopal Church (Galena, IL) 7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA
This July the Galena Festival of the Performing This story takes you on a frivolous frolic
Dubuque Main Street’s annual series capability to take credit/debit cards for Arts will once more bring a stellar series of through the French countryside, where ogres
varied musical concerts to Galena for the garden in the mushroom patch and Frenchy
of free summertime festivals held under beverage ticket purchases making it even enjoyment of the entire community. On and his intense friends, the wood elves, do
Friday, July 17, Tallymoore will give a fresh their best to help Rapunzel escape the grasp
the Town Clock have become the prime easier for festivalgoers to enjoy the event. interpretation to traditional Irish music played of Madame Gothel. The lost prince, Rapunzel’s
on authentic instruments, such as mandolins parents, and her friends the unicorns try to
place for friends to meet. And meet In addition to the Jaycees, Dubuque and fiddles. On Saturday, July 18, the masterful help. Just when you think it’s safe to cross the
Lincoln Trio, returns to Galena to end the bridge, a troll and three billy goats gruff get
they do, by the thousands. Friends, Main Street works with local food vendors Festival with an enchanting evening of classical in the way. It doesn’t help that the three bears
chamber music. Fried Green Tomatoes is once (or is it four?) mistake Rapunzel for Goldilocks
neighbors, relatives, and acquaintances to give festivalgoers a variety of tasty again offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu and chase her through the forest. Add to that
prior to the evening concerts. Transportation some trickster gremlins and well-meaning
will all have that opportunity Friday, food options at All That Jazz. This year’s to and from the performances is included. pixies, and you have chaos! In short, Rapunzel
Reservations required: 815-777-3938. and all the rest of the characters tell a silly
July 17 at the second Dubuque … and selection of food vendors includes Beauty tale of personal triumph and friendship.
All concerts are free to the public. Good-will Conceived and Written by Michael McGill.
All That Jazz of the 2015 season with a & The Beef, Carlos O’Kelly’s, Freddie’s donations will be accepted, as the generosity Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill. Tickets:
of the community allows the Festival to Adult $7, UW-P Student $6, Under 18 $5. Ticket
performance by Madison-based blues Popcorn, Manna Java World Café, The continue the tradition of providing high quality prices include a $1 transaction fee. Check out
musical entertainment each summer. For more Heartland Festival’s site for more information
band The Jimmys. Chocolate Hog, The Morning Weenie, information, visit at

An award-winning seven-piece blues West Dubuque Tap, and new to the

and R&B band, The Jimmys will be lineup: Candle Ready Cakes.

making their All That Jazz! debut. The As appropriate as the “Meet Me

Jimmys combine the talents of keyboard @ Jazz” slogan is, it’s not the only

and Hammond organ wizard Jimmy promotional tool Main Street uses for

Voegeli, longtime member of Westside All That Jazz. Award winning graphic

Andy/Mel Ford Band, the drummer from designer Michael Schmalz, Jr. of

The Georgia Satellites, the four-piece Refinery Design Company has been

horn section from Clyde Stubblefield’s creating unique custom artwork for

Band, and the legendary blues guitarist Jazz posters, limited edition prints and

Perry Weber on six-string and vocals. T-shirts for years.

As always, the Dubuque Jaycees So there you have it: Music, food,

will be serving up cold beverages with beverages, and a few thousand of your

premium craft beers available at all best friends under the Town Clock. Come

three beverage stand locations and the on down. Meet me at Jazz. n

Monday, July 20 @ 11:30 AM
Thunder Hills County Club (Peosta, IA)

Chip in for the kids and create a For more information, please

brighter future for your community at contact Sandra Gonzales-

the 12th Annual Dubuque Community Denham at 563-556-3371 or

YMCA/YWCA Golf Classic. Thunder [email protected]. n

Hills Country Club is located at 16682

Thunder Hills Dr. in Peosta, Iowa. An

optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM,

registration begins at noon, the 18 Hole

Shotgun Start begins at 1 PM, Social

Hour is at 5 PM, and the dinner and

program will be at 6 PM.

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Events  the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Artists Take Over the Porch: the only one performing on the Mississippi.
Dubuque County Conservation Board, National Brian McCormick (Woodblock Carving) All shows are free! Great family entertainment
Bug Party Audubon Society, Dubuque Metro Solid Waste with glittery costumes, great music, and
Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1 11 AM–3 PM @ Outside the Lines Art Gallery DBQ powerful towboats.
8–9:30 PM @ Swiss Valley Nature Center Mississippi, Mississippi River Network, and the Artists from around the region will be
The bugs are back and ready to party with us! Upper Mississippi River Wildlife & Fish Refuge. demonstrating how they make their art on Summer Dance
This is the second annual Bug Party at Swiss Outdoor events are free and open to the public; the grand front porch of Outside the Lines Art
Valley Nature Center. Bring the whole family to normal prices for admission to the Museum & Gallery at 409 Bluff Street in Dubuque, Iowa. A 7 PM @ Knights of Columbus Hall
explore the invertebrates of the preserve and Aquarium will still apply. For more information, different artist will demonstrate each Saturday Summer Dance is sponsored by Social
learn more about the magical world of BUGS! visit throughout the summer. It is free and open Connections for Singles and features
Dress for the weather and feel free to call with to everyone. This is a relaxed and easygoing Ron Lubbers at the KC Hall 781 Locust St.
any questions. NW IL Art Fest approach to learn firsthand how artists create Open to the public—married or single. Call
everything from paintings to jewelry, sculpture 563-581-3451 for more info. Admission is $6.
Saturday, July 18 10 AM–7 PM @ Stockton Memorial Park and pottery. Children and their questions are
(Stockton, IL) welcome! Some artists will offer additional Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins
Ding Darling Day NW IL Art Fest is being held Saturday, July 18 at artwork for sale above and beyond artwork
10 AM–7 PM and Sunday, July 19 at 10 AM–4 PM shown in the gallery. 7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA
10 AM–4 PM @ in the Stockton Memorial Park along Hwy 20.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Some of the finest artists will be displaying Lafayette County Fair Galena Festival of the Performing Arts
Activities scheduled throughout the day their talents. Stop in to taste some of the
include sun printing, conservation agency areas local wine and craft brews and smell Noon @ Lafayette County Fairgrounds 7:30 PM @ Grace Episcopal Church (Galena, IL)
presentations, animal programs, wildlife and the BBQ Fest competition while listening to (Darlington, WI)
fish stations, and other hands-on activities. live entertainment.This free event is great for Sunday, July 19
Tubs and tanks will hold turtles, frogs, and the family. We are still accepting artists. For Snow White: A New Musical
mussels and will be available for touching. Join more information, visit or Lafayette County Fair 2 & 7:30 PM @ Bell Tower Theater
10 AM @ Lafayette County Fairgrounds
Heartland Festival: Rapunzel Ski Bellevue Waterski Show Team (Darlington, WI)

11 AM @ UW-P CFA 4 PM @ Bellevue South Riverbank (Bellevue, IA) Ghost Sundays
The Ski Bellevue Waterski Show Team is one
of only four waterski show teams in Iowa, and 1 PM @ Field of Dreams (Dyersville, IA)
The Ghost Players once more emerge from the
magical corn field. Bring your lawn chairs and
sunscreen. The gift shop will be open as well
as a concession stand serving your favorite
ballpark treats. Admission is free. For more
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8  Events 365ink Magazine July 16–July, 29 2015 Issue #243 Saturday, July 25 @ 11 AM–4 PM
Rescue Mission Garden

Everyone is welcome and admission
is free! This great event is for all ages
and will take place at the Rescue Mission
Garden in Dubuque at the end of Iowa
St. between city parking garage and the
Canfield Hotel.

Spend your afternoon with us and
enjoy fair games, prizes, giveaways,
crafts, garden and greenhouse tours,
interactive booths from local businesses,
entertainment, music, on-site made
pizza with fresh ingredients from the
garden, and keynote speaker from
Angelic Organics at 1 PM.

For more information,
call 563-690-6032 or email
[email protected]. n

BThoeatGrReaacte Cardboard
Sunday, July 26 @ 1–4 PM
Dubuque Marina & Yardarm

Four Mounds is preparing for the race helped support the development

annual Great Cardboard Boat Race, of HEART Bridge, a new program

which takes place at the Dubuque component where students set career

Marina & Yardarm, 1201 Shiras Ave. goals, earn money for their participation

Ext. The event consists of a fun-filled, and save toward objectives to reach

free community day where contestants their goals. If they follow through on

use their ingenuity (and cardboard, their plans, their funding is matched

tape, glue and paint) to create and dollar for dollar by partner Dupaco R.W.

race their boats. This main attraction Hoefer Foundation!

is supplemented by other fun family The event is free and open to the

activities including a dunk tank, a raffle, public and you need not race to enjoy the

and great food and drink. Raffle prizes day. Individuals, families and companies

include three chances to win a night stay are encouraged to enter the race with

at historic Four Mounds. their own handmade boats. The only

The event benefits Four Mounds rules are to restrict building materials to

Foundation and the Housing Education cardboard, tape, glue and paint. A $10

and Rehabilitation Training Program, entry fee for each boat goes toward the

or HEART. HEART Partners include winner’s pot, distributed to the winning

Four Mounds Foundation, Dubuque participants. Register on-site between

Community Schools, Dupaco Community 11 AM–noon the day of the race.

Credit Union, NICC, Four Oaks of Iowa Visit the Dubuque Marina & Yardarm

and the City of Dubuque. Facebook page for more on the event. To

Participants work year- learn more about Four Mounds and the

round rebuilding the Washington HEART program, visit n

Neighborhood, one house at a time.

Under the direction of Four Mounds,

participants learn work and life skills

through homebuilding, restoring historic

houses in Dubuque’s most vulnerable

residential neighborhood. These

young people have converted 38 units

of derelict housing back into owner-

occupied homes and are achieving

a 90% graduation rate. Last year’s

Events  Wednesday, July 22

Sunday, July 19 Picnic in the Park: Skulls and Furs

Snow White: A New Musical 11 AM–1 PM @ Swiss Valley Park (Peosta, IA)
Bring a packed lunch and join a DCCB naturalist
2 PM @ Bell Tower Theater to explore the fascinating world of nature
with hands-on activities. Meet at Walnut
Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins Pavilion. Participation is free; to register, call
563-556-6745. For more information, visit

Rockin’ the Ridge: Boots Hefel Open House at Toastmasters
Speakeasy 3588
3–6 PM @ Sunset Ridge Winery
We have live music for you every Sunday 5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
through September. Kick back, enjoy a glass Looking to develop speaking and leadership
of wine, and listen to some great tunes from skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your
talented musicians. Sunset Ridge Winery is career? Come be our guest to learn what
located at 12615 Highway 52 N. we do, and how we can help you with
your communication and leadership skills.
Brew House Mystery Dinner Theater Toastmasters International is a world
leader in communication and leadership
5–7 PM @ Stone Cliff Winery development. For more information,
Enjoy a four-course meal and wine or beverage visit or
of your choice while trying to discover
who-done-it. Cost is $49.95 per person. For
more information or to reserve your place, visit Cloth Diapering 101
6–7 PM @ Steve’s Ace Home & Garden
Music in the Gardens: Join us as we walk you through the
Bob Dorr & The Blue Band different varieties of modern cloth diapers
and accessories. We will also touch on
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum prepping and general washing. Steve’s
Music in the Gardens, a free summer concert Ace Home & Garden is located at 3350
series, offers a wide variety of family-friendly JFK Road in Dubuque. RSVP by emailing
music in the beautiful surroundings of [email protected]. For more information,
Dubuque’s Arboretum. The free concert series visit
begins at 6:30 PM and is sponsored by a variety
of area businesses and organizations including Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins
the Dubuque Arts Council who hosts the June
14–July 26 performances. Bring lawn chairs or 7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA
blankets and your own picnic!
Great Jones County Fair
Monday, July 20
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
Dubuque Y Golf Classic The Great Jones County Fair has long been
know for booking great entertainment, and
11:30 AM @ Thunder Hills Country Club this year is no different with a mostly country
(Peosta, IA) lineup that includes Toby Keith with Waterloo
See page 6 for more information. Revival on Thursday, Eric Church with Charlie
Worsham on Friday, and Tim McGraw with
Tuesday, July 21 Chasin’ Crazy on Saturday. Christian rock fans
will not want to miss Newsboys with Matthew
Superhero Puppets West on Sunday. For more information, visit
2–3 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
See page 30 for more information. Voices: Art Slam 2015 Deadline

Green Iowa Eco-Movie Night: Silent Spring Art Slam is a dual competition facing three
teams (or individuals) in the professionals
6:30 PM @ Swiss Valley Nature Center category and three teams (or individuals) in the
(Peosta, IA) MFA graduate students category. Live model(s)
We will be showing Rachel Carson’s “Silent will be the subject to be interpreted in the
Spring”. Participate in a panel discussion artwork. A $1500 prize will be awarded to the
after the movie and enjoy light refreshments. each category. Please send your website and
Everyone is invited. images to Wendy at [email protected]. Nature & Architecture Instagram Contest

See page 16 for more information.

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Jackson County Fair
July 29–August 2
Jackson County Fairgrounds (Maquoketa, IA)

The Jackson County Fair returns with Saturday offers another full day of

five days of summer fun, July 29 through fair fun with many of the previously

August 2. The annual event hosted by mentioned features including a second

the Jackson County Fairgrounds on the full day of the antique tractor show.

east edge of Maquoketa will feature the Saturday evening’s entertainment,

usual fair favorites of rides, food, contests headlined by ACM and CMA award-

and displays, plus nightly entertainment winning country music duo Montgomery

that includes a miniature rodeo, stock car Gentry, gets started at 5 PM with the

races, a truck and tractor pull, a concert Bill Riley State Fair Talent Search talent

by Montgomery Gentry, and the ever- show, from which finalists will advance

popular “Night of Destruction.” to the Iowa State Fair competition. The

The Jackson County Fair kicks off on Saturday night concert starts at 7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 29 at 6 PM with a parade with Maquoketa’s own Jammer, opening

up Maquoketa’s Main Street and out to the for Montgomery Gentry, known for a

fairgrounds, where the fair’s opening night string of number 1 hits like “Something

offers carnival rides and access to indoor to Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back

exhibits by the 4H, vendors, and other When I Knew It All,” and “Roll With Me.”

exhibitors. Wednesday night’s featured Route 38 will keep the party going at the

entertainment will be the Tuff-N-Nuff beer hall after the concert.

Miniature Rodeo from 8:30 PM, considered The Jackson County Fair wraps up

the largest miniature rodeo show in the on Sunday with a Western Horse Show

world. Imagine kids performing all the (8 AM) a classic car show, and the “Hug-

usual rodeo features—barrel racing, a-Hog Contest,” which offers contestants

bareback, and even mini-bull riding. in a variety of age groups the opportunity

The fair continues on Thursday, July 30 in a penned-in mud pit. Sunday evening’s

from 11 AM throughout the day with more entertainment, the “Night of Destruction,”

family entertainment, exhibits, an elephant begins at 6 PM. Part race, part demolition

show, a kid’s pedal pull, and a special derby, the event includes a variety of

Thursday carnival ride discount. Thursday vehicles—combines, school busses,

night’s special entertainment will be Stock trailers, boats (?) and even appliances

Car Races, beginning at 6 PM. Area drivers (?!). Fair organizers note that the event is

will race the Jackson County Speedway one of the most attended shows during

quarter-mile track under the direction the fair and promise “total destruction.”

of new promoters Tim Current and Ryan Many of the Jackson County Fair’s

Duhme of Darkside Promotions. contests and exhibits are still open for

Friday’s fair program starts at 9 AM entry, including the competition for

with a flower show and adds an antique Jackson County Fair Queen. Contestants

tractor show to the usual exhibits and must be 16–21 years old and a resident

displays. Fairgoers can play “Name That of Jackson County. Both kids and adults

Tune” and bingo Friday afternoon, while can participate in the Hug-a-Hog Contest

the evening’s entertainment will be the with age groups from 4–6 years old, 7–12,

ECIPA Truck & Tractor Pull from 6 PM. 13–17, and 18 and older. More information

The 4th year for the ECIPA sanctioned about entry into both contests, along

Truck & Tractor Pull, organizers promise with information about crafts, fine arts,

an even bigger and better competition quilts, photography, flowers, horses,

and two skids to keep the action moving. kids’ pedal pull, garden tractor pull,

Rounding out the night, popular party the cars show, the Bill Riley Talent

rock band the Buzz Berries will entertain Show, and much more can be found at

in the beer hall from 9 PM. n

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Events  Great Jones County Fair Artists Take Over the Porch: adults 21 or older (no exceptions) and allow
Amber Ruden (Jewelry) you to bring light snacks and your own
Thursday, July 23 Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA) beverages, including beer or wine if you’d
11 AM–3 PM @ Outside the Lines Art Gallery DBQ like (please no hard alcohol). Enjoy all of our
Baby Wearing 101 Friday, July 24 anytime adventures, plus our add-on options
Summer Sustainability Fair like pottery painting items, guided painting
6–7 PM @ Steve’s Ace Home & Garden Social Connections for Singles sessions, mosaic design items, and glass
Interested in the world of baby carriers? 11 AM–4 PM @ Rescue Mission Garden painting. Matter is located at 140 E 9th St. in
Join us as we explain and demonstrate 5–7:30 PM @ Shot Tower See page 8 for more information. downtown Dubuque. For more information,
several different brands and varieties of please visit or give us
carriers we offer. We encourage anyone at Cabaret Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins a call at 563-556-0117.
any stage of baby wearing to join us. Steve’s
Ace Home & Garden is located at 3350 7:30 PM @ Grand Opera House 2 PM @ UW-P CFA EARTH Exhibit Reception
JFK Road in Dubuque. RSVP by emailing See page 16 for more information.
[email protected]. For more information, Tony Orlando 6–10 PM @ Dubuque Area Arts Collective
visit Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins See page 16 for more information.
4 & 7 PM @ Mississippi Moon Bar
Dubuquers Play Euchre 7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA See page 27 for more information. Cabaret

6:30–8:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library Royal Bliss Dubuque Bomb Squad Roller Derby 7:30 PM @ Grand Opera House
See page 30 for more information.
8 PM @ Mississippi Moon Bar 5 PM @ Courtside Sports Bar & Grill Great Jones County Fair
Shullsburg 12th Annual Music in the Park See page 27 for more information. Dubuque Bomb Squad Roller Derby season
is underway with another exciting bout at Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA)
7–8:30 PM @ Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI) Great Jones County Fair Courtside Sports Bar & Grill. Doors open at 5 PM,
Bout starts at 6 PM. This month, the ladies take Sunday, July 26
Tri-State Wind Symphony Concerts: Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA) on ARDA from Ames, Iowa. Get advance tickets
TSWS Concert, Season Favorite at Courtside or from any of the skaters for just The Great Cardboard Boat Race
Saturday, July 25 $5, or just $8 at the door the day of the event.
7:30 PM @ Eagle Point Park Band Shell For more information, follow Dubuque Bomb 1–4 PM @ Dubuque Marina & Yardarm
Flavors of Guatemala Squad Roller Derby on Facebook. See page 8 for more information.
Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins
11 AM–1 PM @ Multicultural Family Center Matter 21+ Social Evenings Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins
7:30 PM @ UW-P CFA Learn about and celebrate Guatemalan
culture. This family-friendly event will include 5:30–8 PM @ Matter Creative Center 2 PM @ UW-P CFA
music, cultural information, trivia and prizes, Matter Creative Center’s 21+ social evenings
children’s games, and a textile weaving activity. allow you to have fun enjoying all of our Cabaret
Participation is free, but space is limited and creativity building adventures in a grown-up
registration is required. For more information or to atmosphere. All 21+ social evenings are for 2 PM @ Grand Opera House
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Events  Sunday, July 26 a viewing of its premiere runway show film,
produced by PKP Films. Please arrive early
12  Events 365ink Magazine July 16–July, 29 2015 Issue #243 Get Inspired Book Club: The Invention to mingle and enjoy a few snacks with the
of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd artists before our presentation. All proceeds
benefit participating artists and production
2–4 PM @ Inspire Café costs for EoS 2015. For more information, visit
Join in the stimulating conversation and inspiring
connection! Buy your copy at River Lights
Bookstore, 1098 Main Street and receive a 15% Thursday, July 30
discount. The story follows Hetty “Handful”
Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the Dubuque County Fair
daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The
novel begins when Sarah is given ownership 8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds
over Handful and then follows the next 35 years
of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical Jackson County Fair
figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and,
importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself 11 AM @ Jackson County Fairgrounds
to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner (Maquoketa, IA)
lives of all the characters, both real and imagined.
153rd Annual Jo Daviess County Fair
Rockin’ the Ridge: Mick Staebell
6 PM @ Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds
3–6 PM @ Sunset Ridge Winery (Warren, IL)
We have a great lineup of events for you
Music in the Gardens: Kids from Wisconsin including: entertainment at the grandstand,
watermelon eating contest, a kid’s bicycle
6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum giveaway, Badger State Tractor Pull, the
International Pro Rodeo Association, gun raffle
Great Jones County Fair drawing, Queens Auction, Ag exhibits, demo
derby, carnival every day, and more! Admission
Great Jones County Fair (Monticello, IA) is free every evening after 9 PM. For more
information, visit
Tuesday, July 28
Any Kid, Anywhere and Human
Dubuque County Fair Trafficking Panel Discussion

8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds 6:30 PM @ Grand River Center
See page 18 for more information. This 15-minute local documentary will kick
off discussion and provide a great foundation
Sip & Shop and platform for collaboration and sharing of
information within our community. Suggested
6–8 PM @ Stone Cliff Winery donation of $10. Doors open at 6:15 PM. We will
Sip & Shop promotes businesses and raises money be collecting Target gift cards (any amount) for
for a selected charity. Every month we select a Wings of Refuge. For more information, visit
different charity and have a silent auction and bake
sale with the proceeds going to that charity. July’s
charity is the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House. Shullsburg 12th Annual Music in the Park

Wednesday, July 29 7–8:30 PM @ Badger Park (Shullsburg, WI)

Dubuque County Fair Cabaret

8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds 7:30 PM @ Grand Opera House

Super Smoothies Friday, July 31

3–4 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library Dubuque County Fair
See page 30 for more information.
8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Open House at Toastmasters
Speakeasy 3588 Frozen Sing-Along

5:30–7:30 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library 10 AM & 2 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
See page 30 for more information.
Jackson County Fair
Jackson County Fair
6 PM @ Jackson County Fairgrounds
(Maquoketa, IA) 11 AM @ Jackson County Fairgrounds
See page 10 for more information. (Maquoketa, IA)

Emergence of Spirit Fundraiser

8 PM @ Mindframe Theaters
Emergence of Spirit (EoS) is an annual
break-out alternative runway show that brings
together creative individuals from various
artistic fields including hair and makeup artists,
costume designers, dancers, models, and
musicians. Now in its fifth year, EoS will hold

Events  Applied Sciences at the University of Dubuque,
will present on the southern flying squirrel. Dr.
Jo Daviess County Fair Zuercher will be speaking on the adaptations
of flying squirrels and the research he and
11 AM @ Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds his students have done in Northeast Iowa
(Warren, IL) on the species. Admission is free. For more
information, visit
Social Connections for Singles
5–7:30 PM @ Shot Tower
7:30 PM @ Grand Opera House
Sandy Hook Nights: Johnny Trash
Sunday, August 2
5 PM–Midnight @ Sandy Hook Tavern
(Hazel Green, WI) Dubuque County Fair

Bike Nights 8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds

6–9 PM @ Dubuque Harley Davidson Jackson County Fair
Bike nights are held at the Dubuque Harley
Davidson dealership at 145 N. Crescent Ridge Rd. on 8 AM @ Jackson County Fairgrounds
Dubuque on the last Friday of every month through (Maquoketa, IA)
August. The outdoor parties features grilled grub
from the Mighty Mississippi H.O.G. Chapter for an at Jo Daviess County Fair
will donation to Bikers In Need and there plenty of
cold beer. July 31 brings Six Shots ’Til Midnight and Noon @ Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds
August 28thwraps up with Renegade. (Warren, IL)

Cabaret Ghost Sundays

7:30 PM @ Grand Opera House 1 PM @ Field of Dreams (Dyersville, IA)

Saturday, August 1 Cabaret

Dubuque County Fair 2 PM @ Grand Opera House

8 AM @ Dubuque County Fairgrounds Rockin’ the Ridge: Johnny Walker

Jo Daviess County Fair 3–6 PM @ Sunset Ridge Winery

9 AM @ Jo Daviess County Fairgrounds Music in the Gardens:
(Warren, IL) Orquesta de Jazz y Salsa Alto Maiz

Jackson County Fair 6:30 PM @ Dubuque Arboretum

11 AM @ Jackson County Fairgrounds Monday, August 3
(Maquoketa, IA)
Book Signing: David Nelson
Artists Take Over the Porch:
Keith Huie (Wooden Sculpture) 6:30–7:45 PM @ Carnegie-Stout Public Library
See page 30 for more information.
11 AM–3 PM @ Outside the Lines Art Gallery DBQ
Tuesday, August 4
Ski Bellevue Waterski Show Team
National Night Out
4 PM @ Bellevue South Riverbank (Bellevue, IA)
6–8 PM @ Comiskey Park
Deadly Dinner—Murder Mystery National Night Out enhances the relationship
between neighbors and law enforcement
6–9 PM @ Galena Cellars Vineyard (Galena, IL) while bringing back a true sense of community
Step back in time to 1933 as a dinner guest and provides a great opportunity to bring
of Tiffany ‘Gold’ Digman, who’s looking police and neighbors together under positive
into the disappearance of her archeologist circumstances. This free event includes food,
husband. We’ll introduce you to all of the games, and fun for the whole family!
local ‘characters’ as Inspector Seymore
Clues returns to solve the mystery. You NAMI Care and Share Meeting
don’t have to do anything but have a good
time at this heart-stopping Die-Laughing 7 PM @ Caradco Building, Millwork Collective
Murder Mystery. Tickets are $49.95 per NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
person plus tax and are available at Dubuque invites you to participate in our Care Galena and Share Meetings the first Tuesday of every
Cellars Vineyard is located at 4746 North month at 7 PM. This is group is open to anyone
Ford Road in Galena, IL. Appetizers are at with lived experience, their family members,
5:30–6:30 PM. Ticket price includes a plated loved ones and anyone wanting to provide
dinner. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. Learn support. All meetings are held in the lower level
more about Die Laughing Murder Mystery at Millwork Collective area at 900 Jackson Street. This event is free and open to the public.

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7 PM @ Swiss Valley Nature Center (Peosta, IA)
Dr. Gerald L. Zuercher, Vertebrate Ecologist
and Chair of the Department of Natural and


Rock & Roll Rewind
Friday, August 7 @ 5 PM–12:30 AM
Saturday, August 8 @ 3 PM–12:30 AM
Mississippi Moon Bar inside the Diamond Jo Casino

The ever-popular Rock & Roll rock and roll is like riding a bike. Once

Rewind returns for its sixth big year at you’ve got it, you don’t lose it.

the Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Tickets are just $10 for each massive

Moon Bar on August 7 and 8. Started night of entertainment. See the schedule Entertainment Schedule

as an excuse for old friends and former below for the roster of acts and order Friday, August 7
5 PM–12:30 AM
bandmates to reunite for a night, the of performance each night. Advance Saturday, August 8
• Moonshadow w/Laura McDonald & 3 PM–5:30 AM
event has grown into a full weekend of tickets go on sale July 22 at all Dubuque Fred Sharf
• XstatX
reunions of Dubuque area bands from area Hartig Drug Stores. Now serving as • Headstone • The Grove
• Janet Lieb and Friends • Headstone
days gone by. Covering multiple decades a major fundraiser for Camp Albrecht • Hampton Road • Impuls
• Mississippi • Artie Mentz & Pink Cadillacs
of our local rock history, the night is a Acres, Rewind is generously sponsored • 5th Column • Janet Lieb and friends
• Stone Crazy • Waterfall
celebration of the long tradition of great by Hartig Drug, The Diamond Jo • Solo Artist • Moonshadow w/Laura McDonald &
• The Grove
musicians sprouting from the tri-state Casino, American Trust & Savings Bank, • Waterfall Fred Sharf
• Beatles Tribute • Denny Garcia and Friends
area. It’s also a stellar reason to come Conlon Construction, and McGraw Hill • XstatX • Stone Crazy

out and dance to the music and the Education with special promotional

bands you’ve loved all your life. The support from Super Hits 106.1 FM and,

Mississippi Moon Bar is not only the of course, 365ink Magazine. Find more

perfect setting for a great party but also information and stay up to date at

an amazing stage for these artists to And

reunite, many of whom have not played watch for much more in the July 30th

together or even in public at all in years. issue of 365ink Magazine. n

But every year, these old pros prove that

Wednesday, August 5 It’s usually not possible to eat all the fruits and techniques will extend enjoyment of garden Green Drinks
vegetables at harvest time, so the Dubuque produce deep into the winter, and also prevent
Lunch ‘n Learn: Preserving Garden Harvest County Master Gardeners and the Dubuque Herb unnecessary spoilage or waste. Knowing how to 6:30 PM @ Inspire Cafe
Society will be discussing different options for preserve produce allows consumers to purchase Green Dubuque is launching a new Green
12:15 PM @ Multicultural Family Center preserving garden produce and utilizing herbs fruits and vegetables in bulk at harvest time Drinks in 2015. Come meet new like-minded
Gardens around the Dubuque region will soon be from the garden. Proper food preservation when they are less expensive and store them friends and discuss local green issues while
producing their late-summer and fall harvests. up for the off-season. Lunch n’ Learn talks are enjoying a beverage.
presented free of charge at the Multicultural
Family Center, 1157 Central Ave. on the first 2nd Annual Paint The Point
Wednesday of each month at 12:15 PM. For more
information, contact Dubuque County Extension Mineral Point, WI
at 563-583-6496. See page 16 for more information.

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Now Showing @ Mindframe Theaters

Friday, July 17–Thursday, July 23

Coming to Theaters Ant-Man (PG-13) Inside Out (PG)
Fri–Thu: (11:20 AM), (1:50), (4:25), Fri–Thu: (11:00 AM), (1:30), (4:00),
Ant-Man (PG-13) saved the world thousands of times—at 25 555 JFK Road 7:15, 9:50 6:40, 9:00
cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re Behind Kennedy Mall Trainwreck (R) I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13)
Friday, July 17 going to have to do it for real vs. aliens who Fri–Thu: (11:30 AM), (2:05), (4:45), Fri–Thu: (11:15 AM), (1:40), (4:15),
A founding member of Marvels’s Avengers, fight with video game tactics. Hotline: 563-582-4971 7:25, 10:00 6:50, 9:00
Ant-Man is armed with the astonishing ability Minions (PG) Planet 51 (PG)
to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Paper Towns (PG-13) Fri–Thu: (10:45 AM), (12:45), (2:50), FREE SUMMER KIDS MOVIE
Master thief  Scott Lang must embrace his (5:00), 7:00, 9:05 Mon–Thu: 10:00 AM
inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym. Friday, July 24 Magic Mike XXL (R) Matilda (PG)
A coming-of-age story centering on Quentin Fri–Thu: (12:45), (3:45), 7:30, 10:00 FREE SUMMER KIDS MOVIE
Trainwreck (R) and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved Fri: 10:00 AM
mysteries so much she became one. Ultimately,
Friday, July 17 to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into understanding of true friendship—and true love.
Amy Schumer’s head by her rascal of a dad,
Colin Quinn, that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now Southpaw (R)
a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo…
until she meets Bill Hader. Friday, July 24
From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua…
Pixels (PG-13) Reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing
Champion of the World, Jake Gyllenhaal, has
Friday, July 24 fall from glory and turns to an unlikely mentor
As kids in the 1980s, Adam Sandler, Kevin to bring him back.
James Ludlow, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage

MOVIE BUZZ as his co-stars looked on like he wasn’t
At Comic Con, Tarantino told the supposed to have said that.
crowd at his Hateful Eight panel that his
new film will feature a score from the Warner Bros. is going to let Ben
legendary composer behind the scores Affleck write and direct his own Batman
for A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars movie, co-writing the solo film with
More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, prolific comic book writer Geoff Johns,
Once Upon a Time in the West, and more. and it will “reflect the Batman character
It will be 86-year-old Ennio Morricone’s that emerges after Batman v Superman
first Western score in four decades. and Justice League,” which itself will not
land until the end of 2017.
Warner Bros. now has a title to go
along with their concept of doing Green The Hollywood Reporter brings news
Lantern over again and less unlikable that Clone High creators Phil Lord and
this time. That title: Green Lantern Corps, Chris Miller are returning to the realm
implies that this might be more of a of invented pasts for famous figures
cosmic ensemble film akin to Guardians with a Star Wars prequel movie to focus
of the Galaxy. on an early Solo. Just give the part to
Chris Pratt already. Veteran Star Wars
Back in February, Lionsgate CEO screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and his
Jon Feltheimer told analysts that his son Jon are handling the script.
company was “thinking about prequel
and sequel possibilities” for The Disney is making a live-action comedy
Hunger Games franchise. At ComicCon, about Prince Charming, taking a comic
Josh Hutcherson has confirmed that look at the handsomely vanilla stock hero
something like that is indeed happening, archetype seen in such classics as Snow
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Heartland Festival: Mary Poppins
July 16, 18, and 22–24 @ 7:30 PM
July 19, 25, and 26 at 2 PM
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for the Arts (Platteville, WI)

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time of magic and common sense, she must teach the family

is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the

perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers children on many magical and memorable adventures,

and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a

Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway profound effect upon.

audiences for over 2,500 performances and received Fun For All Ages! Tickets: Adult $25, UW-P

nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, Student $18, Under 18 $15. July 19 is Dilly Bar Day.

including Best Musical. Ticket prices include a $1 transaction fee and a $1

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England contribution to the Continuing Heartland Fund. Check

in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and out Heartland Festival’s site for more information at

Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary n

Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination

Early submission deadline: Wednesday, July 22
Final submission deadline: Wednesday, August 5
Art pop-up exhibit at the Washington Block Party: Sunday, August 2
Release party of Grain Arts Magazine: Friday, August 21

Dubuque Area Arts Collective is hosting a photo entrees from early submissions will be displayed in

contest, along with the Washington Neighborhood an art pop-up exhibit at the Washington Block party

Community Garden, to highlight the unique blend of (participants who wish to submit photographs for this

nature and architecture in Dubuque’s downtown and Pop-up Exhibit at must upload images by July 22).

Washington Neighborhood. Community members of all All entries will be displayed and updated weekly at

ages are encouraged to capture creative images with the Earth Exhibit in the DAAC art gallery from July 25 to

mobile devices. Simply submit your photo to Instagram August 21. The Earth exhibit will showcase artwork that

with the hashtag #daacphotocontest. There are five focuses on topics related to environmental issues and/

categories to submit to: Abstract, Nature, Hidden or consists of salvaged, recycled, or found objects. Grain

Beauty, Architecture, and Pollution. will be released at the closing reception of the exhibit on

The best images from each category will be featured August 21, featuring the winners of the contest.

in Dubuque Area Art Collective’s biannual art publication For more information, visit or

‘Grain,’ which will be released August 21. Outstanding email [email protected]. n

Cabaret Cabaret contains mature themes and language,
parental discretions is advised. Cabaret will be directed
July 24–25 and 30–31 and August 1 @ 7:30 PM by Joe Klinebriel with music direction by Kristen Eby and
July 26 and August 2 @ 2 PM choreography by Megan MacLeod.
Grand Opera House
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for those younger
“Wilkommen” to 1930s Berlin. The seedy Kit Kat than 18. Tickets can be purchased through the Grand
Klub, where even the orchestra is beautiful, provides the Opera House box office, 135 W. Eighth St.; by calling
backdrop for the story of Sally Bowels an English cabaret 563-588-1305; or by visiting
singer who is living life like it’s the end of the world
and Cliff Bradshaw a struggling American writer newly Performances and free parking are sponsored by
arrived on the scene. They begin a troubled romance Richardson Motors, Radio Dubuque, Clarke University,
as the Nazi presence in Germany begins to grow. With Klauer Manufacturing, Dubuque Homebuilders Association,
music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Eby this Queen B Radio—Super Hits 106 & X-Treme 107.1. n
entertaining and thought provoking musical is filled with
song, dance and drama. “What good is sitting alone in
your room” come see Cabaret at the Grand!

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Arts  earth Exhibit leadership opportunities in preparation for careers in the
arts industry. Our main goals are to raise the profile of Show: July 25–August 31 young emerging artists in Dubuque, to motivate them
Reception: Saturday, July 25 @ 6–10 PM to pursue their creative interests, to encourage them to
Dubuque Area Arts Collective gain experience through volunteer work, to strengthen
their skills through free tutoring and workshops, and to
The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase unique and enable them to participate in the community’s art affairs.
contemporary perspectives on environmental topics as Dubuque Area Arts Collective is located at 902 Main St.
well as unexpected and sophisticated use of recycled in downtown Dubuque.
and found materials. Best in Show will be featured on
the cover of Grain Magazine, the Dubuque Area Arts For more information and details on submission, visit
Collective biannual arts publication, along with an artist, find us on Facebook, or email us
feature in a two page spread. Publication will be released at [email protected]. n
on August. Outstanding artists submitting to the exhibit
will also be featured in the magazine.

The Dubuque Area Arts Collective is a community
organization that facilitates young artists’ creative
development by providing instructive, performance, and

2nd Annual Paint The Point
August 5–8
Mineral Point, WI

Following the success of the inaugural Paint The morning Quick Paint Event begins at 8 AM. Artists have 2

Point plein air painting competition in August 2014, hours, from start to finish, to complete a painting of the

outdoor painters will set up their palettes and canvases downtown historic district. Completed paintings with be

again this August, to capture scenes of Mineral Point en hung, judged and available for sale by 2 PM.

plein air. The historic mining town and the surrounding Completed paintings from the Main Event will

countryside is idyllic, and presents a myriad of scenic be exhibited and sold in a silent auction format on

vistas for artists. The 2nd annual Paint The Point will Saturday, August 8 from 10 AM–7 PM at three exhibit

feature over 55 artists from around the midwest, as well venues: Longbranch Gallery, 203 Commerce Street,

as California and Florida. Artists will compete for over Wantoot Gallery, 236 High Street and 103 Commerce

$4,000 in cash prizes in several categories over the Street. Completed paintings from the Quick Paint will

4-day event. be available for sale at a fourth exhibit venue, 261 High

In the Main Event category, artists will paint from Street, after 2 PM.

Wednesday, August 5 through Friday afternoon, August The event is presented by Arts Mineral Point. The

7. On Friday afternoon, a jury of art professionals will organization’s mission is “to nurture and promote

judge two paintings submitted by each artist. The the arts in Mineral Point.” The group will receive a

Nocturne Event (night-time painting) begins Thursday commission for each painting sold as a fundraiser.

evening, August 6. Participating artists paint all night, and Attendees can find more information and exhibit venue

turn in their paintings on Friday morning. The Saturday location maps at n

CRionddgeerresllaand Hammerstein’s
August 6–7 @ 1 PM
August 7–8 @ 7:30 PM
August 8–9 @ 2 PM
Five Flags Theater

The final show of the Rising Star Theatre Company Over 230 area youth will comprise the cast and crew

2015 season, our annual youth production for performers for this captivating tale. They are lead by Director, Megan

eight through eighteen is the Broadway classic, Rodgers Schumacher, and Music Director, Kelsey Duss. Don’t miss

and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The timeless enchantment the magic of six white mice becoming six white horses

of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & or a plain yellow pumpkin becoming a golden carriage.

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Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was Tickets for Cinderella are $10 and can

the most widely viewed program in the history of the be purchased at the Five Flags Theater Box

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July 28–August 2 With six full days, we were wondering where to population—Draft Horse Pull, National Tractor Pull,
Dubuque County Fairgrounds begin so we sat down with Dubuque County Fair and just some other fun activities on the grounds for
The Dubuque County Fair, described general manager Jamie Blum to learn more about the seniors.”
by organizers as “The Six Best Days of what’s new and exciting about this year’s fair.
Summer” returns July 28 to August 2 Though the Fairgrounds racetrack will host events
with a full schedule, jam-packed with “Oh gosh! There’re a lot of things,” Blum began. four of the six days, Thursday, July 30 is dubbed Race
fun things to see and do for the whole “To start with, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Day. “Thursday night we’re doing Sprint Car Races,
family. This year’s fair is the 62nd for Turtles are going to be here. All six days they’re going notes Blum. “I was told the last time we did those was
the annual event, held as always at the to be here seven hours. You can meet them, get an some time in the ‘90s. (It’s) a pretty big attraction so
Dubuque County Fairgrounds just west autograph, get your picture taken with them so that’s we’re looking forward to that night, too. Normally, we do
of the city on Old Highway Road. exciting. Kids old and young love the Turtles.” two nights of track events—again, just looking to kind
Story By Mike Ironside of change things up. The sprint cars are very popular so
Photos by Bob Felderman Sponsored by Mindframe Theaters, the fully we’re hoping that that will bring out a big crowd for us.”
costumed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
18  Cover Story 365ink Magazine July 16–July, 29 2015 Issue #243 will be roaming the Fairgrounds, no doubt to the With the arrival of the weekend, the track is taken
delight of fans, to interact with fairgoers, pose for over by the grandstand stage for the Fair’s headline
photos and keep the area safe from all manner of concerts. “We have two great concerts,” notes Blum.
underworld criminal types. In addition to the TMNT, “Friday night is the Summerland Tour, which will be
the 2015 Fair offers some new features. really fun—four ‘90s rock bands—and Jason Derulo on
Saturday night.”
“We kind of switched up our schedule this year,”
explains Blum. “Tuesday (July 28) is kids’ day. From Friday night’s Summerland Tour will feature four
10 (AM) to 4 (PM) we have all kinds of free activities bands probably best known for their breakthrough to
for the kids. We have a lot of local business that will the mainstream in the ‘90s, including Everclear, Toadies,
set up booths and have activities for them. We have Fuel, and American Hi-Fi. An annual summer tour since
a Pedal Pull, a Frog Jump, free inflatables, and then 2012, Summerland has featured a variety of ‘90s bands
after that, at 4:00 the carnival opens and they have and is organized by Everclear frontman Art Alexakis.
one-ticket rides so it’s a great value for families. Then Alexakis, in a press release said of this year’s line-up,
we have races on the track that night.” “This is the kind of line up I’ve dreamed of when I started
the Summerland Tour. With Toadies, Fuel, American
Wednesday, July 29 will also offer a new and Hi-Fi, and of course Everclear, this is guitar rock at its
unique focus for the Fair. “Wednesday is the TH finest. I can’t wait to see how people react each night.”
Media (sponsored) Heritage Day,” explains Blum. “So
we’re going to kind of look back and do some things Saturday night’s concert will be headlined by
and kind of gear the day more toward our senior multi-platinum pop artist Jason Derulo with special
guest Lizzo. After writing songs for artists like Lil
Wayne and Diddy, Derulo launched his career as a
solo artist in 2009, going to number 1 on Billboard’s
Hot 100 with his debut single “Watcha Say.” Derulo
has since released five albums, selling over 50 million
single releases including hits like “In My Head,”
“Wiggle,” “Talk Dirty,” and this spring’s “Want to Want
Me” off his new Everything Is 4 album.

“Jason is a very popular artist right now in the pop
charts,” notes Blum. “He has just had several new
songs released—something different for the area and
kind of what we were looking for. We have a lot of
entertainment in this area and decided to go a different
direction, number one, to get a different demographic
to the Fair, people that might not normally come. You
know, we’re always looking for new faces at the Fair.”

Traditionally splitting the weekend concerts
between a “rock” night and a “country” night, some
might be surprised to see the Fair is not offering
a country music concert this year. “We’re not, and

there was a lot of discussion that went into that,” proud of,” notes Blum. “We have one of the top 11 AM, pay the $10 gate admission and receive a Food
explains Blum. “In just looking over the past years, carnival midway companies in the United States.” Frenzy Pass. They can eat there or take food to go. As
it hasn’t really worked out as well as we’d hoped. I long as they leave by 1 PM they can show the pass and
know people kind of expect that but when it’s not Being Kids’ Day, Tuesday is one-ticket ride a meal receipt and the $10 admission fee is reimbursed.
supported, we kind of have to take a look at it and night. The rest of the week, all-day ride bracelets “We’ve kind of kicked this idea around for a couple of
say, ‘Well, maybe we just need to change it up and try can be purchased for $25. Saturday’s Family Day is years and decided to try it this year,” explains Blum.
something different.’” sponsored by Theisen’s. Families can pick up special “We take their admission, they get a little card, they
coupons available at Theisen’s that knock $5 off the bring that card back along with their food receipt, they
The Fair board’s new approach to musical offerings ride bracelet that day. get their admission back. So they can come out and
extends to local bands as well, with expanded offerings just either have lunch with us, take it back to the office,
at the always-popular beer garden. “That’s one of the As is the tradition, the Dubuque County whatever they want to do.”
things we really enjoy doing is giving our local folks a Fairgrounds barns and Creative Arts Building will host
chance to show off a little bit every night in the beer a variety of livestock and other exhibits by 4H and From Tuesday to Sunday and from kid’s fun to
garden,” shares Blum. “So every night we have great FFA clubs throughout the week. “I love to watch the fantastic food, the Dubuque County Fair offers
things going on and on Saturday and Sunday, starting kids,” admits Blum. “They are just amazing with their something for everyone. “There is,” agrees Blum, “and
earlier in the day and running all through the day we’ll projects and their animals.” the great part about the Fair, it’s really family-friendly.
have music. That’s something we really haven’t done in Eleven and under is free. Families can come out and
the past. Last year, we started mid-afternoon but we The livestock barns also provide an opportunity for not have to spend a whole lot of money and just have
thought we have the competitions that start early in the kids who don’t get to work with animals to see them a great day of entertainment. We have so many free
morning, we might as well just get some entertainment up close. “It really is interesting to see some of the entertainers on the grounds, you really don’t have to
back there and just make it a fun-filled day.” kids that are seeing animals for the first time,” notes spend the extra dollars.”
Blum. “We actually had a band here four or five years
Local live music lovers can enjoy sets by the Becky ago from California and none of the band members It really might be the six best days of summer.
McMahon, Brown Bottle Bandits, Back Roads, Half had seen livestock. They were in the barns like little The Fairgrounds open at 8 AM daily during Fair
Fast, the Brews Brothers, Menace, Fifth Fret, Josie kids. They were so excited. They probably scared the week. General admission is $10 for adults with kids 11
Wails, and Three on the Tree. (See the accompanying animals because they were an alternative rock group and under free. Parking is free, with a free shuttle to
daily schedule for details.) and had kind of a goth look going. But they had a the gates, except for the $10 preferred parking across
great time.” from the Fairgrounds main gate. Tickets for Friday
Sunday, August 2 the grandstand stage is removed night’s Summerland Tour are $10 for GA Grandstand,
for one more night of track events, including the Finally, what’s a county fair without the food? Blum $15 for Reserved Grandstand, and $20 for the Festival
Demolition Derby that noon and IMCA Stock Car assures us there will be plenty to choose from. “Great Area. Tickets for Saturday night’s Jason Derulo
Races, beginning at 6:30 PM. food. Lot’s of fair food,” she states. “It’s going to be concert are $25 for GA Grandstand, $35 for Reserved
kind of exciting for us, Carnival Eats, a program on the Grandstand, and $45 for the Festival Area. Note that
The weekend also hosts some rather interesting Food Network is going to be here featuring three of concert ticket prices do not include admission to the
contests. “We also have lots of fun competitions,” our vendors. That will air, of course, after the Fair but Fairgrounds. For more information and a full schedule
Blum explains. “We have our Barnyard Charge, which it’s exciting that they picked the Dubuque County Fair, of events, look for the Dubuque County Fair brochures
we’ve done several years. We have the Mud Volleyball so they’ll be here.” around town or visit the website at n
Tournament, which is always huge. And brand new
that we’re going to do this year on Sunday is the For those that especially love fair food but can’t Daily Schedule on page 20
Human Foosball contest. Our friends at Spahn & Rose necessarily spend the entire day there, organizers offer
here in Dubuque donated all the materials to build a new program, Fair Food Frenzy. Tuesday through Issue #243 July 16–July 29, 2015 365ink Magazine Cover Story  19
two courts so that should be kind of fun.” Friday, people can come to the Fairgrounds starting at

Saturday morning’s Barnyard Charge consists
of two races, The Chicken Run, which is an all-ages
approximately one-mile race featuring seven obstacles,
and The Sloppy Pig, a three-mile race featuring 16
obstacles. (Sloppy Pig participants must be 16 or
older.) Details, including registration, check-in and start
times are available on the website.

Of course, all week features a wide variety of
entertainment and attractions, game shows, bingo,
karaoke, a petting zoo, a “Silly Science” show, and
even a mechanical bull. Kids always love the carnival
rides, provided this year by North American Midway
Entertainment. “That’s one of the things we’re pretty

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Dubuque County Fair Daily Schedule

Fairgrounds gates open at 8 AM daily Thursday, July 30: RACE DAY Saturday, August 1: FAMILY DAY

Creative Arts Building 10 AM Eating Contest in the Jumping Jane’s Tent 8:30 AM Barnyard Charge Obstacle Race
10 AM Clover Kids Pet Show 9 AM Open Class Horse Show
Tuesday through Thursday: 10 AM–8 PM 11 AM 4-H/FFA Pet Judging 9 AM Open Class Dairy Show
Friday: Noon–8 PM 1 PM Cupcake Decorating Contest at the top of the 9:15 AM Open Class Rabbit Show
Saturday: 10 AM–7 PM 10:30 AM Story Book Character Contest in the Jumping
Sunday: 10 AM–7 PM Grandstand
1 PM Lego Contest in the Creative Arts Building Jane’s Tent
4-H Community Center 3:15 PM Hula Hoop Contest at the top of the Grandstand 11 AM Beer Garden Band & Games in the Budweiser Beer
7 PM Sprint Invader Races at the Grandstand
Tuesday through Friday: 10 AM–8 PM 8 PM Back Roads Band at the Budweiser Beer Garden Garden
Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM 1 PM Cell Phone Photo Walk Contest outside the Blain’s
Sunday: Noon–8 PM
Farm & Fleet Exhibit Hall
Blain’s Farm & Fleet Exhibit Hall 1 PM 4-H/FFA Kiddie Calf Show in the barns
4 PM Brews Brothers in the Budweiser Beer Garden
Tuesday through Saturday: 12:30–9 PM 5 PM Extreme Dance Team in the Budweiser Beer Garden
Sunday: 12:30–8 PM 6 PM Dubuque Dance Studio in the Jumping Jane’s Tent
7 PM Extreme Dance Team in the Budweiser Beer Garden
Outdoor Exhibits 7–10 PM 80s Night Game Show in the Hy-Vee Big Top Tent
8 PM Jason Derulo with Special Guest Lizzo on the Main
Tuesday through Saturday: 12:30–9 PM
Sunday: 12:30–8 PM Stage
9 PM Menace in the Budweiser Beer Garden
Tuesday July 28: KID’S DAY
Sunday, August 2: CLOSING DAY
11 AM Lunch with Santa at the 4-H Food Stand
9 AM Mud Volleyball Tournament
11:30 AM Human Christmas Tree Contest at the top of the 10 AM Human Foosball
Grandstand 10 AM Musical Chairs/Freeze Dance Contest in the

1 PM Pedal Pull at the bottom of the Grandstand Friday, July 31: ROCK DAY Jumping Jane’s Tent
10 AM Fifth Fret in the Budweiser Beer Garden
1:30 PM Paint a Barrel in the Jumping Jane’s Tent 9 AM 4-H/FFA Sheep, Meat Goat, and Swine Auction Noon Demolition Derby at the Grandstand
Noon Car Soccer
4 PM Frog Jump at the bottom of the Grandstand 9 AM Fairgrounds Egg Hunt (location TBD) 1 PM Balloon Pop Contest in the Jumping Jane’s Tent
3 PM Joie Wails in the Budweiser Beer Garden
4 PM One-Ticket rides begin on the midway Noon 4-H/FFA Dairy Auction followed by Beef Auction 6:30 PM IMCA Stock Car Races at the Grandstand
8 PM Three on a Tree in the Budweiser Beer Garden
6 PM Opening Ceremony at the Beer Garden Stage 1 PM Cookie Structure Contest at the top of the
7 PM IMCA Stock Car Races at the Grandstand
3 PM 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show
8 PM DJ Becky McMahon and Karaoke at the Budweiser
Beer Garden 3 PM Sticks & Spoons Contest outside the Blain’s Farm &
Fleet Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, July 29: HERITAGE DAY 3:15 PM Dubuque Dance Studio in the Jumping Jane’s Tent

11 AM–3 PM Bingo 6 PM Dubuque Dance Studio in the Jumping Jane’s Tent

2 PM Draft Horse Pull at the Grandstand 7–10 PM 80s Night Game Show in the Hy-Vee Big Top Tent

7 PM NTPA Tractor Pull in the Grandstand 7:30 PM Summerland Tour on the Main Stage

8 PM Brown Bottle Band in the Budweiser Beer Garden 9 PM Half Fast in the Budweiser Beer Garden

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