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Mission Creek returns to Iowa City: 2018 lineup

Music, literature and community events make up six-day festival

(File photo) Iowa City artist Elizabeth Moen performs at 30hop during Taste of Mission Creek, a preview festival in Coralville's Iowa River Landing on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
(File photo) Iowa City artist Elizabeth Moen performs at 30hop during Taste of Mission Creek, a preview festival in Coralville's Iowa River Landing on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

This annual six-day festival showcases performance, literature and community events around Iowa City. For more literary events, go to Missioncreekfestival.com/schedule-2018/

Admission varies with events; full-week passes $150; weekend passes $75 at Missioncreekfestival.com/passes/

Tuesday, April 3

MUSIC

Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St.: 8 p.m. Ion, born in Crete, raised in Iowa City; 8:45 p.m. Monakr from Chicago; 9:30 p.m. Dessa, member of Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree; $15 advance, $18 show day includes all three

 

Wednesday, April 4

LITERATURE

Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St.: 7:30 p.m. conversation with cultural icons Roxane Gay, Amber Tamblyn and Jessica Hopper; $30, all proceeds benefit Girls Rock! Iowa City

 

MUSIC

The Mill: 8 p.m. Peanut Ricky & The Fiends, Iowa City musician Jordan Adams’ first solo project; 9 p.m. Paul Cary, frontman for Iowa garage rockers The Horrors; Xylouris White, duo from Crete and Australia; $10 advance, $12 show day includes all three

Gabe’s: 8:30 p.m. Hot Tang, Iowa City poolhaus band; 9:30 p.m. Younger, rock, 10:30 p.m. Current Joys from Los Angeles; $8 includes all three shows

 

Thursday, April 5

MUSIC

Englert: 8 p.m. Elizabeth Moen, UI grad back from a fall tour in Ireland; 9:15 p.m. The Weepies; $35 includes both shows

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Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St.: 8:30 p.m. Collidescope, ethereal music; 9:30 p.m. Purcha$e, Iowa City-based electronic musician; 10:30 p.m. Laurel Halo live set, Michigan native based in Berlin, electronic music; $10 includes all three shows

The Mill: 8 p.m. Dana T, UI grad, funk fusion; 9 p.m. Counterfeit Madison from Columbus, Ohio, 10 p.m. Horse Feathers from Portland, Ore.; $15 includes all three shows

Gabe’s: 9 p.m. CJ Run, singer, rapper, songwriter; 10 p.m. Plack Blague, electronic music; 11 p.m. Cakes Da Killa, rap; $10 advance, $12 show day includes all three

 

Friday, April 6

MUSIC

Englert: with SCOPE: 7 p.m. Sister Wife, indie duo from Rock Island; 8 p.m. Margaret Glaspy of New York, indie folk/pop; 9:30 p.m. Wye Oak, indie rock duo from Baltimore; $20 includes all three

The Mill: 8 p.m. Extravision of Des Moines, psychrock; 9:30 p.m. Gordi, Australian folktronica musician; 10 p.m. S. Carey, Wisconsin singer/songwriter; $15 includes all three shows

Gabe’s: 9 p.m. Jack Lion of Iowa City, jazz electronica; 10 p.m. Horse Lords, Baltimore quartet; 11:30 p.m. Algiers, experimental band from Atlanta, Ga.; $15 includes all three

Iowa City Yacht Club: Mission: Beat DJ series, $10: 9 p.m. Pat Blin; 10 p.m. bTsunami, 11 p.m. Laurel Halo (DJ set); 12:30 a.m. Shea Delany

 

Saturday, April 7

A+L+T

Merge, 136 S. Dubuque St.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art + Life + Tech keynote talks, workshops and panel discussions; free

 

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LITERATURE

The Mill: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Literary Magazine and Small Press Book Fair, free; keynote reading with Jamila Woods, Hanif Abdurraqib and Lidia Yuknavitch, free; 9:30 p.m. Sarah Tiana, Los Angeles stand-up comedian and writer, $15

Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ice Cream Comics and Zine Fair; free

 

MUSIC

Gabe’s: 1 to 5:15 p.m. Underground Showcase, free; 7 p.m. BStar of Iowa City, instrumental; 8 p.m. Rituals of Mine; and 9:15 p.m. Built to Spill, indie rockers from Boise, Idaho; $20

Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S. Gilbert St.: 2 to 8 p.m. free shows

Englert: 8 p.m. Karen Meat; 9:15 p.m. Squirrel Flower indie, alt musician from Boston and Grinnell; 10:30 p.m. Julien Baker, Memphis singer/songwriter; $30

Iowa City Yacht Club: 8 p.m. Alex Zhang Hungtai, free jazz; 9:30 p.m. ONO, Chicago industrial/avant gospel/noise band; 11 p.m. Feel Free, Twin Cities duo DJ style of live dubbing eclectic vinyl record sets; $8

 

LECTURE

Hancher, 141 E. Park Rd.: 7:30 p.m. Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, political satire; $10 to $25, presented with Hancher

 

Sunday, April 8

MUSIC

Englert: 7 p.m. Ancient Posse of Des Moines, synth and R&B; 8 p.m. Psalm One, rap, hip-hop; 9:15 p.m. Chicago native Jamila Woods, hip-hop, jazz and soul (presented with SCOPE); $15 includes all three

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