Best Bets April 24 – May 5

Best Bets April 24 – May 5

EAST The Only One, Fri., Apr. 25, 7-8 pm. Learn about African-American Iowans who were the only people of color on their teams, staffs, or boards. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave., SE, Cedar Rapids. Find it on FB or go to blackiowa.org. Tails and Ales...
Pride season throughout Iowa, the Midwest

Pride season throughout Iowa, the Midwest

  Almost two dozen events are happening throughout Iowa and the Midwest during the upcoming Pride season. Take a look! Decorah Pride May 11, 2 p.m. to midnight, Mary Christopher Park and downtown Decorah. Find it on FB at Decorah Pride.     Kansas City PrideFest:...
No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

Animal rights activist Lynn Gallagher and a small group of eastern Iowa residents continue to make a difference on behalf of animals in captivity, battling both the Johnson County Rodeo and several circuses that take place in Cedar Rapids. More specifically, Lynn...
Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

The theft of a trailer holding an estimated $7,000-plus of custom-designed furniture and equipment is forcing HABA Salon to delay the opening of its new North Liberty location, Hartwood Salon. “Whoever did this was probably keeping an eye on us. The trailer had...
Studio 13 to add early-evening Sunday shows

Studio 13 to add early-evening Sunday shows

Studio 13 will start offering early-evening shows this Sunday, March 3, with Sasha Belle’s Drag Race. In its eighth season, Sasha Belle‘s Drag Race will start at 7 p.m. Sundays from here on. The shows will be “PG” and end by 9 or 9:30 p.m., says...
Liz Bennett: open, bold, bi and progressive

Liz Bennett: open, bold, bi and progressive

The national political scene is all abuzz over Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and her boldly femme presentation of open bisexuality at her swearing-in ceremony while touting boldly progressive policies. Turns out Iowa has its own “Sinema,” a female politician almost more...