It's going to be a busy winter weekend here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Cinch World's Toughest Rodeo
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • February 7th at 7:30 p.m.
      • February 8th at 7:30 p.m.
    • PreShow from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • "Fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet the cowboys, cowgirls, and specialty entertainers, get autographs and have special photo ops! Sonny, the CWTR picture bull will be joined by his pard, Silver Dollar giving fans the chance to sit on a LIVE bull in the chutes and get actual proof with a picture! Pony rides, behind the scene looks, giveaways, and much, much more attract fans to the PreShow."
    • Tickets range from $20 to $65 - get yours HERE
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • ImOn Ice in Cedar Rapids
    • February 7th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Des Moines
    • Ricochet’s 21st Birthday Celebration
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • February 7th at 7:30 p.m.
      • February 8th at 7:30 p.m.
      • February 9th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "This Clue/Agatha Christie/Monty Python mashup will have audiences in stitches as penniless clerk Monty Navarro (Mic Evans) learns he is 9th in line to inherit the entire fortune of the D’Ysquith family. An outrageous plan of assassination — and an odd and hilarious love triangle — transpire as an uproariously-funny series of events unfolds. A single actor (Aaron Murphy) plays all the not-so-nice D’Ysquiths, which adds to the merriment!"
    • Tickets range from $22 to $45 - get yours HERE
  • The 40th Anniversary Home Show
    • Coralville Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
    • Dates/Times
      • February 7th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • February 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • February 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring exhibitors, vendors, a kids' zone, raffles/drawings, and more
    • Admission is $7 (14 and under are free) - get a $2 off coupon HERE
  • Joe Diffie
    • First Avenue Club in Iowa City
    • February 7th at 8 p.m.
    • With special guest Boot Jack Duo
    • Tickets are $25 - get yours HERE
  • 2020 Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance
    • Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids
    • February 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • "Put on formal attire for a special dinner and dance. At the event, each couple will get their photo taken by Read Photography, have a dinner by Dostal Catering, receive a gift bag and chocolate rose, be entertained by Magician Tim Stolba, and enjoy a night of dancing with DJ Chris."
    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Get more details on tickets and registration HERE
  • Ying Yang Twins
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • February 7th at 8 p.m.
    • With special guests Legacy and FMG Red
    • Tickets range from $20 to $30 - get yours HERE
  • Bella Sala 10-year Anniversary Bash
    • Bella Sala Event Center in Tiffin
    • February 8th from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring free wine and beer tasting, food trucks, a photo booth, and live music from Slap N Tickle and Alisabeth Von Presley
    • All-ages event
    • Event is free
  • The Pork Tornadoes
    • Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls
    • February 8th at 7 p.m.
    • Featuring Not Quite Brothers
    • Tickets range from $18.75 to $51.75 - get yours HERE
  • Jordan Davis
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • February 8th at 7:30 p.m.
    • With special guest Kassi Ashton
    • Tickets range from $29.50 to $62 - get yours HERE
  • Roseanne Cash
    • Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City
    • February 8th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $10 to $65 - get yours HERE
  • 2020 Iowa Winter Games
    • Iowa City/Cedar Rapids
    • Featuring:
      • Basketball - February 8th at Iowa Field House in Iowa City
      • Figure Skating - February 9th at ImOn Ice in Cedar Rapids
      • Table Tennis - February 9th at Iowa Field House in Iowa City
      • Youth Track & Field - February 8th at The Recreation Building at the University of Iowa
    • Get more details on all the events HERE
  • Galentine's Sip 'n Shop
    • Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids
    • February 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "We'll have free caricature drawings, chair massages, live music, snacks, mocktails, and a goodie bag for the first 100 ladies. PLUS, numerous stores will have something special for those attending the event, and if you visit them you can be entered in to win a Lindale Mall prize package! So much fun will be happening at this exciting event. You'll be able to check-in/register in the food court."
    • Bestie Bash is also happening in the food court from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • "Fun Valentines crafts, face painting, balloons, and more are at our Bestie Bash. Bring your kiddos (and their besties!), and spend some time together craftin’ up a storm at this super cool KidX event."
  • Downtown Delights Wine & Chocolate Walk
    • Cedar Falls Downtown District
    • February 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Enjoy complimentary wine & chocolate at participating shops while supplies last. Plus visit 10 or more shops and you could win one of two Cedar Falls Downtown District staycation packages"
    • See a list of participating businesses HERE
  • Cheers To 100 Years - 100th Year Celebration
    • Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    • February 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • "You are invited to one big party filled with music, food, & fun. Join us as we honor the 100th Year Celebration of United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties. Journey through the ‘20s, ‘50s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s experiencing era-themed rooms filled with food, beverages, music, and activities. Dress in your favorite period outfit and spend the night traveling through time."
    • 21+ only
    • Tickets are $50 - get yours HERE
  • 20th Annual Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge
    • Cedar Rapids Marriott
    • February 9th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "The public is encouraged to attend, taste the various chilies (more than 25 are anticipated) and vote for their favorite. The club receiving the most People’s Choice votes will receive a plaque and their club’s charity will receive 51% of the proceeds from the event. The runner-up club will receive 49% of the proceeds for their charity."
    • Also featuring a silent auction
    • Benefitting the Henry Davison Scholarship Program and the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
    • Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for seniors - get yours HERE
  • Newsboys United 'Greatness of our God' Tour
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • February 9th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $23 to $48 - get yours HERE

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