12:05-12:30 PM @ ST . LUKE ’ S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Enjoy this Downtown Dubuque brown bag lunch series concerts . January features poet Caprice Jones and violinist Ann Duchow ( Jan . 13 ); tenor Dr . Sang In Han and bassoonist Marsha Martin ( Jan . 20 ); and author Rebecca Christian and soprano Kate Thompson ( Jan . 27 ). Admission is free . For information , email DbqStLuke @ gmail . com .
DUBUQUE AREA WRITERS GUILD MEETING
FRIDAYS , JANUARY 13 & 27
7 PM @ MONK ’ S KAFFEE PUB The Dubuque Area Writers Guild ( DAWG ) is for writers who want to share their work with other writers and lovers of the written word . For more information , email DubuqueArea- WritersGuild @ Gmail . com .
GREAT RIVER FILM INITIATIVE MEETING
SATURDAY , JANUARY 14
10 AM @ MINDFRAME THEATERS The Great River Film Initiative meets to promote the development of films and filmmakers in the Mississippi River region of Iowa , Illinois , and Wisconsin . Anyone is welcome to join their monthly meetings . Find them on Facebook . com .
SATURDAY , JANUARY 14
11 AM-9 PM @ DESOTO HOUSE HOTEL ( GALENA , IL )
The third annual Galena LitFest begins at 11:00 a . m . with a free author talk with Stacey Kade . At 12:00 p . m ., “ You Wrote a Book , Now What ”, a free questions and answer panel will be held . At 2:00 p . m ., “ Sell Your Book in Your P . J . s ”, a free , online marketing 101 workshop will be held . The day concludes with a “ Dining with the Authors ” event . At 5:00 p . m ., a cocktail hour in the General ’ s Restaurant is followed by a buffet dinner , two presentations , and book signings in the Ballroom at 6:00 p . m . The opening speaker , Geralyn Hesslau Magrady , is 2016 ’ s Soon-to-Be Famous Illinois Author , an honor given by the Illinois Library Association . The keynote speaker will be New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Kubica . The “ Dining with the Authors ” event is $ 22 . Tickets are available at GalenaLitFest2017 . eventbrite . com . Call ( 815 ) 777.0200 or visit GalenaLibrary . org .
OFFICE - M-F , 12 - 4 PM
135 W . 8th , Dubuque , IA
TheGrandOperaHouse . com
A BRAND NEW SHOW
Ole and Sven are gearing up , literally , for the Lodge ’ s annual 72 Hour Pairs Ice Fishing Marathon contest . But , like the fish Ole is hoping to catch , the best laid plans can go belly up when nasty winter colds make their way through Potsdam . Will Ole and Sven win the contest this year ? Will Lena finally get to make over the farm house ? Find out and enjoy the laughs in this hilarious story of Love , Family , and Growing Old Together .