It's hard to believe, but the month of November is upon us! Here are some fun events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast
    • The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids
    • November 1st from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • "You are invited to come to an inaugural event hosted by the Gazette. This community awards celebration recognizes the many individuals that go out of their way to make life better for others. These Heroes who walk among us act as coaches, mentors, project volunteers, show gestures of kindness, and willingly lend a helping hand whenever needed. Come pay tribute to them at this special celebration and hear the many stories of goodness expressed."
    • Tickets are $32 - see a list of honorees and get your tickets HERE
  • Girls Getaway Weekend
    • Amana Colonies
    • November 1st through 3rd
    • "Ladies, this is just for you; come to the Colonies and relax and rejuvenate. We have a variety of activities planned with you in mind."
    • Featuring shopping, sales, antiques, food specials, wine tasting, giveaways, live music, art, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Dracula
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • November 1st at 7:30 p.m.
      • November 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
      • November 3rd at 2:30 p.m.
    • "This recent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary horror story finds the immortal count and his spirited human prey in a frightful and bloody entanglement that’s full of surprises and thrills."
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT
  • Waverly Vintage Flea Market
    • The Centre Hall in Waverly
    • Dates/Times
      • November 1st from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring over 50 vendors
    • Event is free
  • NewBo Bash 2019!
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • November 2nd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - doors at 6:30 p.m.
    • "Bash attendees will enjoy hors-d'oeuvres and gifts from Shopkeepers, crafted cocktails from NewBo Beer and Wine, great live music, and fun, hands-on activities with select Market entrepreneurs either in their booth or in the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen classroom."
    • Tickets are $50 - get yours HERE
  • Wade Hayes
    • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford
    • November 2nd at 7 p.m.
    • With special guest Jeff Mattison
    • Tickets are $15 - get yours HERE
  • Boy Band Review
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • November 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Bringing full production lights, video, choreography, harmonies, and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with the best Boy Band Tribute Show in the country. This epic live performance will transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky frontmen professing their undying love."
    • Tickets are $29.50 - get yours HERE
  • Creepy Pub Crawl and Costume Contest
    • Downtown Mount Vernon
    • November 2nd from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    • Participating businesses include Yock's Landing, Scorz, Sing-a-Long, and Chameleons
    • "Creepy Crawl costume competitor cards will be available at each participating venue. Stop into each pub/restaurant and try their spooky specials or usual wares to get your creepy crawl card stamped."
  • Ladies Day Out Block Party
    • Downtown Swisher
    • November 2nd from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring shopping, vendors, wine tasting, live music, and more
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
    • Marriott Conference Center in Coralville
    • Dates/Times
      • November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "This is the area's largest show, with over 150 talented exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts."
    • Admission is $5 - 10 and under are free
  • Daddy Daughter Dance 2019
    • Jane Boyd Community House in Cedar Rapids
    • November 2nd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • "The night festivities include live DJ, professional photography, and of course, delicious food and drinks all catered for the enjoyment of the young ladies."
    • Tickets for each pair (one father and one daughter) are $20 and additional children are $5 each - get yours HERE
  • 200-Lap Enduro
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center in Cedar Rapids
    • November 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "The popular Enduro is BACK by popular demand. This unique 200-lap race will feature drivers battling to survive to the end while trying to win the race. And did we mention, no cautions? You may see four-wide, some spins, and more!"
    • Tickets are $5 - 8 and under are free
  • Fall Vendor Craft Show
    • Regal Crown Reception Hall in Lisbon
    • November 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "We have a great line up of crafters and vendors from homemade jewelry, homemade soaps and lotions, nail street, Norwex, pampered chef, thirty one, Posh, homemade crafts, homemade shirts and much much more! Come join the fun, the Bar and Grill are open that day as well."
  • Annual Steak Supper
    • Center Point Volunteer Fire Department
    • November 2nd from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • "We will be serving 10oz. ribeyes and boneless-skinless chicken breasts, party potatoes, baked beans, dessert, and a drink. Delivery service will be available for the elderly."
    • Cost is $17 for adults, ages 6 to 12 are $10, and 5 & under are free
  • Chili Supper
    • Hiawatha Fire Department
    • November 2nd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Join the Hiawatha Fire Department for some of their famous firehouse chili! The menu also includes hot dogs, desserts, and drinks."
    • Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for kids
  • Straight No Chaser
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • November 3rd at 7 p.m.
    • "Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor."
    • Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50 - get yours HERE
  • Miles in the Maize 5K & Family Fun Run
    • Colony Pumpkin in North Liberty
    • November 3rd at 9 a.m.
    • Proceeds will benefit University of Iowa Dance Marathon
    • 5K is $50 - get registered HERE
  • Quad Cities Wedding Bridal Show
    • The Spotlight Event Center in Moline
    • November 3rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Come meet a variety of wedding vendors as well as listen to live bands who will be playing sets, then BOOK them for your wedding day! As well we will have the area's largest bridal fashion show by Celebrate. The Market: a journey to joy, boasts over 30 vendors in their retail boutique on the second floor and will hold DIY workshops during the show."
    • First 30 get a free drink
    • Tickets are $5 - get yours HERE

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