EAST

Sat., Aug. 24, 8th Annual Festival Latino Iowa City 2019. Dances, music, food and more. Noon-9 pm, Iowa City Ped Mall, Iowa City. Find it on FB.

Iowa City Tattoo Fundraiser for Emma Goldman Clinic. Choose from scores of arm or leg tattoos from $50 to $100. 11 am – 8 pm, Iowa City Tattoo, 393 E. College St,, Iowa City. Find it on FB.

Trivia Night Fundraiser for Old Capitol City Roller Derby. Send OCCRD a FB message to reserve a table/team of up to 8. Bring your own drinks and snacks. 6-9 pm, Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City. Find it on FB.

WEST

Sat., Aug. 24, Nivrana: The Ultimate Nirvana TributeNivrana pays tribute to grunge icons Nirvana. 21+.  $10 pre-sale,$12 day of show. 9:30 pm. The Marquee, 1225 4th St, Sioux City, IA

Mon., Aug. 26, Northwest Iowa Candidate Dessert Social. Candidate forum featuring Congressional candidate JD Scholten challenging Steve King’s seat in District 4; Iowa Senatorial candidate Kimberly Graham; and candidate Michael Franken, all from five northwest Iowa counties.A also featuring homemade desserts. 7-9 pm,  DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, 809 Albany Ave. E., Orange City.

Sat, Aug 31 – Sun., Sep 1, Art Center’s ArtSplash. Art mingles with lively entertainment, imaginative activities for children & adults, culinary delights and unparalleled shopping.  $5 Admission, 1301 Riverside Park, Sioux City, IA. 

CENTRAL

Sat. Aug. 24, Exile Music Fest. Outdoor community party with beer and live music from THE MAIN SQUEEZE, Fruition, Kitchen Dwellers, Joshua DjBuddha Smith, The Feel Right, Courtney KrauseFood from Gusto Pizza Co., Top Bun, Cheese Bar DSM, and gyros from Exile. Festival Hair station by Oliver+james Salon, flower crown station by PepperHarrow, Giant Photo Buttons, facepainting, and more! Exile Brewing Co., 1514 Walnut St., Des Moines. Starting 11 am Saturday, ending midnight Sunday. Find it on FB.

Wed., Aug. 28, Diversity & Culture – UnityPoint Clinic LGBTQ. Learn from Lidsay Dressen and Dr. Amy Bingaman., MD., about UnityPoint Clinic’s new LGBTQ Clinic at Methodist Plaza. Hear about stigmas and discrimination that the LGBTQ community face in fulfilling their healthcare needs, the journey of creating the LGBTQ clinic, and the future opportunities they hope to see. 6-7 pm, Dorner Conference Room, UnityPoint Health Education and Research Center/ Iowa Methodist Parking Garage, 1415 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines.

NORTH

Sat., Aug., 24, Cedar Valley Pridefest Rainbow Fun Run. Proceeds support Cedar Valley Pridefest, a two-day celebration of diversity, equality and inclusion. 11:30 am-1 pm, 182 W 4th Street (Corner of 4th Street and Cedar Street – Across from the 4th Street Bridge) Waterloo.

SOUTH

Sat., Aug. 24, Old Couch Music Fest. Pull up a couch – or a loveseat, chair, hammock, futon or whatever makes you comfortable – and enjoy an ice-cold beverage and delicious food while listening to great music from local and area bands. Entertainment lineup includes Izabel Crane, Eric Pettit Lion, Duke & the Band on the Fly, Jefferson Connection, Ball n Chain and Rusted Flame. 50/50 Raffle, Rummage sale. 4:30-11:30 pm, $15 at the gate; kids 12 and under free. Capitol Theater, 211 N 4rd St, Burlington.