Fri., Nov. 1-Sat. Nov. 2, Witching Hour Festival, Hear music, comedy, literature, film and dance performances, plus discussions with artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and others discussing their creative processes. $30-$50, 5:30-10:30 pm, Iowa City Downtown District, 103 E. College St. #200, Iowa City 

Sat., Nov. 2, Cedar Rapids Rollergirls vs Old Capital City Roller Derby PedMaulers, 7pm, $5-$13, Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Avenue Bridge, Cedar Rapids

Sat., Nov 2, Día de los muertos, 3 pm, El Bajio Mexican Restaurant, 555 Gateway Pl. SW, Cedar Rapids

Sun., Nov. 3,  Songs For SILT,  Benefit concert for the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust featuring  local bands and raffle prizes donated by Iowa City stores. 7pm, $5,  The Mill, 120 E Burlington St., Iowa City

Sun., Nov. 3, IDEA – A Buddhist Discussion Group, New group facilitated by Jagadish Pattur.  Kae Apothecary, 100 1st St. SW, Mount Vernon.

Tues., Nov. 5, Human Trafficking: Be informed. Learn the methods traffickers use to get their victims and how you can stay safe. 6:30-8:30 pm, Jefferson High School, 1243 20th St. SW, Main Auditorium, Cedar Rapids


Sat., Nov. 2, Esports Festival Des Moines, Compete in video game tournaments for money! $20, 10am-8pm, Grandview University, 1200 Grandview Ave., Des Moines

Sat.. Nov. 2, Seed Collecting Hike, Spend a fall morning on the prairie at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt learning about prairie plants and harvesting seeds along the way. 10am-noon, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines

Sat., Nov. 2, Paws & Claws Benefit Auction,  Featuring auction items, dinner and program showcasing the many animals Animal Lifeline has helped throughout the years. 5:30-10pm, $50-$350, Embassy Suites, 4521 SE 14th St., Des Moines

Sat.. Nov. 2, Learn to Homebrew Day 2019, Learn all about the home brewing process, try some samples, then take a tour and learn about the commercial process too! 11am-4pm, Mistress Brewing Company, 1802 N Ankeny Blvd. Suite 108, Ankeny


Sat., Nov. 2, Fall Fest – Pride Dance for Teens, Safe space for kids to connect, dance, and express themselves proudly ages 13-18. 7-11pm, First Unitarian Church, 2508 Jackson St., Sioux City

Sat., Nov. 2, The Siouxland Coffee Festival – 2019, The region’s biggest coffee event, celebrating the growing coffee culture with all things coffee. 10am-3pm, $12.50, Sioux City Convention Center, 801 4th S.t, Sioux City

Sat., Nov. 2,  International Festival of Diversity and Cultural Day, Festival of diversity and culture of some selected countries of Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania. Noon-4pm, Southern Hills Mall, 4400 Sergeant Rd., Sioux City


Fri., Nov. 1, Turn Iowa Blue, Live blues music wby Iowa legend Bob Dorr and The Limestoners, also featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen.  Michael Bennett. 2-6 pm,Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo

Sun., Nov. 3, Rockin’ for the Homeless, Little River Band and Ambrosia, proceeds to Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless. 6-9:30 pm, $50, Diamond Jo Worth Casino, 777 Diamond Jo Ln., Northwood

Sun., Nov. 3, Manifesting Gratitude and Compassion, Learn how to incorporate this technique into daily life.  2-4 pm, $20, Mindful Methods LLC, 313 North 8th St., Clear Lake, ph: 641-781-0038

Tues., Nov. 5,  Know Your Market! — How Use And Command Of Labor Market Information,10am-12pm, $10, 600 South Pierce Ave., Mason City

Wed., Nov. 6, UNI Lgbtq+ Visit Day, Prospective students get a glimpse of what college life is like for LGBTQIA+ students. 8am-3pm, 1227 W 27th St., Cedar Falls


Fri., Nov.1, Emerging Artist Exhibition Reception, Public reception for the artists behind the exhibit on display in the Art Center Gallery through November 9. 5-8 pm,  Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St., Burlington

Sat., Nov. 2, Geektastic 2019,  Dress up, browse the vendors, and participate in hands-on fandom STEM and crafts formed around pop culture icons.  10am-4pm, Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., Burlington

Fri., Nov. 1, Bison Night at the Museum, Create, learn, play during an evening of the Bison’s journey through the plains!  5:30-8pm, Union Pacific Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs

Wed., Nov. 6, World Food Celebration, The event will bring together students and members of the Oskaloosa community for culture and food from around the world.  5-6:30pm, Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios, 115 1st Ave. W., Oskaloosa

Wed., Nov. 6, Shot & Giggles Comedy Showcase, comedians Don Seager, Katie Pirruccello, Quionez Berry and Kil Theodrick. 8:30 pm, 3rd Base Bar & Grill, 800 N. 8th St., Council Bluffs