Things To Do In Iowa City


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  • Finkbine Golf Course
    Finkbine's18 holes unfold across 7,100 yards of rolling manicured greenery. Golf pairs or unchaperoned players can gracefully arc their Titleists along contoured fairways, evading bunkers and vaulting over the watery tributaries emanating from the course's 6-acre lake. The par 72 course is hemmed in by trees and spotted with islands of foliage and well-groomed gardens, creating the challenge of playing through packs of feral botanists. The included cart upgrades interfairway transit, outfitting golfers with zippy wheels and cup holder for the Arnold Palmer.
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    1380 Melrose Avenue
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Bella Joli
    Located down the street from its sister boutique Catherine's, Cheap&Chic styles savvy ladies in similarly fashionable clothing and jewelry at more affordable prices. A wide selection of tanks ($14), dresses ($28–$46), and fashion tops ($18–$36) bedeck bods, and distinctive rings ($6) and necklaces ($16–$32) decorate fingers and décolletages. With everything in the shop priced less than $50, shoppers inclined to build elaborate forts from recently acquired garments can stock up on materials. The owner dutifully flies to Los Angeles once a month to sweep up new goods, so repeat visitors can expect a constantly rotating, fresh crop of fashion.
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    125 S Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Riverside Theatre
    Performing a timeless repertoire with a professional cast of thespians, Riverside Theatre has prevailed as an Iowa City bastion of dramaturgy for 30 years. This season sports a buffet of performances destined to drain tear ducts and induce spasms of laughter. With this deal, you get your choice of select Thursday and Sunday performances of the following shows:
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    213 N Gilbert St
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Iowa City Community Theatre
    A community pillar since 1956, the Iowa City Community Theatre has enlisted local dramatists to take to the stage for the fourth-wall-leaning musical farce The Drowsy Chaperone . A heartfelt and humorous examination of the interplay of life and art, the play depicts a devoted fan of musical theater as he literally slips into the world of his favorite cast album. As the comedic musical unfolds, audiences find themselves thoroughly bemused by the main character's constant footnoting of theatrical trivia, and English students flip frantically through encyclopedias to cite his sources. A nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a love of theater in the community, ICCT reserves a spot for everybody—onstage, in the audience, or masked behind the subterranean organ.
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    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Dreamwell Theatre
    Dreamwell Theatre has mounted more than 50 plays in 12 years, their intimately stage productions often praised by local publications such as the Iowa Theatre Blog. In the midst of its "War and Consequences" season, the ensemble stiffens its sinews and summons up its blood to recreate the Battle of Agincourt in Shakespeare's arguably most famous military work. Part of a historical tetralogy, Henry V is crammed with choleric clashes and sanguine speeches as the title character leads his troops into combat. The house opens 30 minutes before showtime, giving guests ample time to amble to their spots and check their longbows at the door. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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    10 South Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA US
  • Brothers Bar and Grill
    Grab some friends and head on over to Brothers Bar and Grill for great pub grub. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Brothers Bar and Grill, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Brothers Bar and Grill's delightful drink menu. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Brothers Bar and Grill. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Brothers Bar and Grill. The patio tables outside of Brothers Bar and Grill are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining. Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Folks tend to dress down at Brothers Bar and Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Or, take your grub to go. Score a generous parking validation offer from Brothers Bar and Grill. Menu items at Brothers Bar and Grill tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. At Brothers Bar and Grill, you can pay with any major credit card.
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    125 S Dubuque St
    Iowa City, IA US

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