CEDAR RAPIDS — Here’s a glance at some of the newbo evolve festival highlights, as of press time Wednesday. The schedule is subject to changes and additions. For updates, check Gocedarrapids.com/newboevolve/eventschedule/ or on social media at Facebook.com/newboevolve and Twitter.com/newboevolve
Unless otherwise noted, admission is via three-day festival passes, available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, 1- (800) 745-3000 or Gocedarrapids.com/newboevolve/tickets/#3-day
Pass holder registration: noon to 6 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, 350 First Ave. NE.
Pass holder registration: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex; 10 to 11:30 a.m., Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE; 3 to 8 p.m. evolve lounge, Third Street SE between 12th and 16th avenues
Pop-Up Shops: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 221 Third Ave. SE; passholders only. Items for sale from Harp Design Co., Barnes & Noble featuring the official newbo evolve T-shirt, MODE, Born Leaders United and more; Sephora hair and makeup demonstrations on the hour.
Fashion Town Hall starring Christian Siriano: 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Design phenom Christian Siriano discusses how fashion is evolving to be more innovative and inclusive of sizes, body types and budgets. Also hear from body-positive model Candice Huffine, known for breaking barriers in the fashion industry.
Wood Work with Clint Harp: 4 to 5 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Clint Harp, known for his appearances on the HGTV hit “Fixer Upper,” will share his personal story. (See more on Hoopla page 6)
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Kelly Clarkson with RADDA RADDA: 1620 Second St. SE; gates open 5 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson recently released her eighth studio album, “Meaning of Life,” featuring the Grammy-nominated single “Love So Soft.” The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter rose to fame in 2002 as the winner of American Idol’s inaugural season. She has racked up more than 100 No. 1 Billboard singles, with worldwide sales topping 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Opening is RADDA RADDA, a rock/pop/Americana band from Minneapolis.
Registration/information desk: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex; 3 to 8 p.m., evolve lounge
Pop-Up Shops: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 221 Third Ave. SE; open to the public.
Downtown Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m. to noon, downtown Cedar Rapids; open to the public.
Christian Siriano: Fashion Influencer: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
The Facts About Fake News in this Digital Age with Adam Berinsky: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Berinsky, Ph.D. from MIT’s department of political science, is one of the world’s leading authorities on political rumors and misinformation, or “fake news.” Learn to identify and help stop the spread of false information on a national and more personal level.
A Conversation with Clint Harp: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
A Conversation with Carson Kressley: 1 to 2 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. One of the original “Queer Eyes,” Kressley will share his struggles to breakout from the crowd and get noticed, how he honed his fashion sense, along with tips from his lifestyle books that we can all incorporate into our regular routines.
Adam Rippon: Being My True Self: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. This 2018 Winter Olympics bronze medal ice skater will discuss how his life changed when he made the choice to just be himself on and off the ice. Moderated by Tehera Rahman, reporter for Local 4 News in the Quad Cities and the first woman in hijab to work as an on-air reporter for American television.
John Waters in “This Filthy World”: 4:30 to 6 p.m., Theatre Cedar Rapids. Waters’ one-man show is a “vaudeville” act that celebrates his film career and obsessive tastes.
Maroon 5 with Marc Scibilia: 1620 Second St. SE. See details on Hoopla page 7.
NewBo Arts Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1000 to 1100 Third Street SE; free and open to the public.
Pop-Up Shops: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 221 Third Ave. SE; open to the public.
How to Host a Brunch with Carson Kressley: 10 to 11 a.m., New Bohemia Neighborhood
Alexis Ohanian: Lives Remaining: 0: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Initialized Capital and Reddit co-founder Ohanian has long lived by the mantra: “Lives Remaining: 0.” Growing up, he noticed he played video games best when on his last life and applied the same philosophy to his life.
Concerts @ evolve Sunday Music: noon to 7:30 p.m., 1620 Second St. SE. Featuring The Pork Tornadoes and others. Open to the public. Gages open at 11 a.m., general admission tickets $10 at the gate.
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Fake News in this Digital Age with Adam Berinsky: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex.
Adam Rippon: What Inspires Me: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Cedar Rapids Convention Complex