Julien's Journal January 2017 (Volume 42, Number 1) - Page 13

JANUARY 2017
SCHOOL ’ S OUT ED-VENTURES !
MONDAY , JANUARY 16
8 AM- 5 PM @ NAT ’ L MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM & AQUARIUM
Join the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for School ’ s Out Ed-Ventures that take place on this non-school day . For students in Kindergarten through fifth grade , there are half-day and full-day options . From 9:00 a . m . -12:00 p . m ., celebrate the birthday of Julien Dubuque , our city ’ s namesake , who turns 255 this year . Youth discover who lived prior to what is now Dubuque , how Julien Dubuque lived , and why he decided to develop what is now called the City of Dubuque . From 1:00-4:00 p . m ., a voyageurthemed rendezvous takes youth back to a time when the Mississippi River was a wilder place . They ’ ll explore uncharted territories , barter for goods and services , and explore a historic log cabin . Member costs are $ 20 for a half-day , $ 35 for a full-day ; non-member costs are $ 25 for a half-day , $ 40 for a full-day . A full day registration will require the student to bring a sack lunch . Payment and registration ( available online ) are necessary and required by January 9 . Visit RiverMuseum . com .
KIDS IN NATURE : SNOWSHOEING
THURSDAY , JANUARY 19
9 AM @ SWISS VALLEY NATURE CENTER ( PEOSTA , IA )
Non-school age children can enjoy a morning of fun in nature . Explore a nature topic with books , games , and hands-on activities . This program will feature snowshoeing . Strap on snowshoes and head out on the trails if there is enough snow ! Participation is free ; call ( 563 ) 556.6745 to register . Visit Dubuque- County . org .
DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA : ULTIMATE ROCK HITS
FRIDAY-SATURDAY , JANUARY 20-21
8 PM @ MISSISSIPPI MOON BAR , DIAMOND JO CASINO
The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra joins with local rock bands Menace , Joie Wails , Half Fast , The Lonely Goats , and more to present an amazing symphonic rock experience . These concerts feature chart-topping hits from the ‘ 70s to the present and have included covers of legendary songs from groups like Aerosmith , Van Halen , The Rolling Stones , and Led Zeppelin . You won ’ t want to miss this unique collaboration that has never failed to bring the house down . Tickets are $ 20- $ 40 . Visit DubuqueSymphony . org .
TEJU THE STORYTELLER
MONDAY , JANUARY 16
7 PM @ PLATTEVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM , CITY HALL ( PLATTEVILLE , WI )
The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents a free performance to celebrate Martin Luther King Day . Teju comes from a long family tradition of storytellers . His stories are drawn from African traditions and African American history and folklore . His high-energy , fast paced , and witty performances are spellbinding . These performances always hint at wry humor , revolutionary teachings , and lessons in love . Visit Mining . Jamison . Museum .
BIG BORE ENTERPRISE GUN SHOW
FRIDAY-SUNDAY , JANUARY 20-22
5-9 PM ( FRI .), 9 AM-5 PM ( SAT .), 9 AM-3 PM ( SUN .) @ GRAND BALLROOM , DUBUQUE CO . FAIRGROUNDS
This gun show will also have a limited concessions menu . A cash bar will be available Friday and Saturday only . Admission is $ 8 for adults , $ 1 for 18 and under . A weekend pass is $ 10 and allows you to enter at 4:00 p . m . Veterans and civil and military servants admission are free with proper ID . For more information , contact Mark Quade at ( 563 ) 590.4248 . Visit DbqFair . com .
BALD EAGLE WATCH
SATURDAY , JANUARY 21
9 AM-4 PM @ GRAND RIVER CENTER This family friendly event sponsored by the Dubuque Audubon Society has activities for kids , live birds of prey , and great speakers . Participation is free . Visit Audubon- Dubuque . org .
WILTON ’ S ROYAL ICING CLASS
SATURDAY , JANUARY 21
10:30 AM @ EAST DUBUQUE DIST . LIBRARY ( EAST DUBUQUE , IL )
A Wilton instructor will be teaching a small group of people the ins and outs of Royal Icing . Learn to make roses , trims , and more . Teen and adults are welcome . Registration is required . Cost is $ 6 . Visit EastDubuqueLibrary . com .
JANUARY THAW DRAG SHOW
SATURDAY , JANUARY 21
10 PM @ THE SMOKESTACK Illusions Midwest drag favorites Scylla Kone , Elektra SN , Marsha Mallow , Ginger Snaps , and your host , Theresa Addams , return to the Dubuque stage . They are joined by special guests Dominique Cass , B Bianca Lynn Breeze Rounds , Cynthia Mooseknuckle , and introducing Elijah Nation . Admission is $ 10 ; ages 21 + only . Find Illusions Midwest on Facebook . com .

JANUARY 2017

CITY OF LOST CHILDREN
MONDAY , JANUARY 21
1:30 PM @ DUBUQUE MUSEUM OF ART
City of Lost Children ( 1995 ) was selected to screen by artist Zane York , who painting exhibition , Transmographic Arrangements is at the Museum until February 5 . York remarked that the film director ’ s vision was influential to him . Visually stunning , the film concerns a malevolent scientist who attempts to unlock the mystery of dreaming by kidnapping young children to steal their dreams as they sleep . From Jean-Pierre Jeunet , the director of Amelie and Alien : Resurrection . This film is rated R and not suitable for children . Admission is free . Visit DbqArt . com .
DENNY & THE D . C . DRIFTERS : REMEMBERING THE FABULOUS ‘ 50S
SATURDAY , JANUARY 21
7 PM @ OHNWARD FINE ARTS CENTER ( MAQUOKETA , IA )
Denny and the D . C . Drifters take you back to the 1950s prom . This show has been rated one of the top tribute shows in the Midwest . Hear great music from such bands as Buddy Holly , Ritchie Valens , Big Bopper , Elvis Presley , Pat Boone , Chuck Berry , Connie Francis , Patsy Cline , and more . Denny will even chose a Prom King and Queen from the audience . Tickets in advance are $ 22 for adults and $ 13 for students ; at the door , tickets are $ 25 for adults and $ 15 for students . Visit OhnwardFineArtsCenter . com .
GUYS IN TIES
SATURDAY , JANUARY 21
7:30 PM @ BELL TOWER THEATER See improv comedy at its ’ best with these Bell Tower Theater favorites . The talented actors from the Quad Cities ’ Comedy Sportz make up a brand new show right before your very eyes using suggestions from you and your fellow audience members . Tickets are $ 20 . Visit BellTowerTheater . net .
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