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February 2020

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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
February 1, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Join a Valentine Paint Party at the library! Bring your own rocks and painting supplies, or borrow from the library's Create Space. Participants will decorate rocks with designs and positive affirmations. Previous experience is not required and the event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. To... Read More
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Downtown
Classes & Workshops
February 6, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Learn about the 9 basic Enneagram personality types in this mini course. Gain self awareness and strengthen relationships through discovering and understanding your type. A free will donation is requested. Register by calling the Art Center at 319-754-8069. For more information, follow the Art Center of Burlington on Facebook.
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Classes & Workshops
February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Nicholas Hartman, director of Learning and Civic Engagement at the Czech-Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, leads a journey of discovery into Iowa's Czech and Slovak roots. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us.
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Downtown
Classes & Workshops
February 8, 2020, 10:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Enjoy chocolate treats while learning about the history of famous chocolatiers The Hershey Chocolate Company. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us.
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Downtown
Shopping
February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Downtown Burlington
In the middle of winter, you deserve to indulge a bit! Sample a rich variety of delectable treats at Chocoholic Frolic in downtown Burlington. There are 12 tasting locations: Art Center of Burlington Drake Hardware & Software Gypsi on Jefferson Hopefully Yours Myrtle Vera's Hallmark, LLC Napoli Pizza & Restaurant... Read More
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Downtown
Shopping
February 8, 2020, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Burlington By the Book
Celebrate the world's second best creation (after books) - chocolate! Burlington By the Book will host Pink Box Confections to help welcome the Valentines Day weekend! Stop by for the best of both the world's finest creations: books, and chocolate!
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
February 8, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Five artists will bring their creativity, brushes and competitive spirit to battle for a $250 cash prize in this live painting competition. Artists will paint an original artwork in front of a live audience in just three hours. The subject and theme will not be known to the artists until... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 8, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: The Washington
Middle Western (Dave Zollo, William Elliott Whitmore, Stephen "The Kid" Howard, Stevie Doyle, Brian Cooper) mixes "New Orleans piano stomps, Crazy Horse-era guitar epics and proto-garage boogie" to create something entirely new, achingly familiar, altogether enjoyable. Their debut album, When Your Demons are Underground and You've Got to Dig Them... Read More
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Children & Youth
Classes & Workshops
February 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Baiting on a budget? Learn to make your own homemade fishing lures with bottle caps - then use them to haul in the bog one, or gift them to your favorite fisherpersons! The program is free and materials are provided, but please register to ensure sufficient materials for all participants.... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
February 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Sign up to serve others by creating festive Valentine's cards for residents of local nursing homes. The library will provide Valentine Sweetheart Snack Mix to celebrate the fifth anniversary of this popular program which encourages spreading kindness in the greater Burlington community. Card-making materials will be provided, but please consider... Read More
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Downtown
Classes & Workshops
February 11, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources. For more information, visit alz.org/iowa.
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Downtown
Food & Cooking
February 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St
Homemade Chili or pulled pork sandwich plus two sides, dessert and a beverage, all for just $7. Call ahead to carry out, or dine-in the social hall and enjoy fellowship in this beautiful historic church at the top of Snake Alley. Call 319-754-4807 for to go orders. For more information,... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
It's a RomCom Marathon at the library! Join the fun - bring snacks and friends; the library will provide the popcorn and movies. Pick your favorite or hang out for a couple: Princess Bride at 10 AM; You've Got Mail at noon and When Harry Met Sally at 2 PM.... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
Entertainment
February 14, 2020, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Art Center of Burlington
Play a 14-hole round of indoor mini-golf 'fore' the arts! Each hole is designed by a local artist. $10 per adult; proceeds support the Art Center's programs and activities. The Gallery Lounge will offer beer, wine and soda; Orange Ember food truck and Artisan Coffee will also be on hand,... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 14, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Burlington Bent River Brewing Company
Celebrate love with the music of Aaron and Jade Lotzow, aka Bloom, live at Bent River Brewing Company. For more information, follow Burlington Bent River on Facebook or visit burlingtonbentriver.com.
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Downtown
February 15, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Publi Library
Looking for chess partners? Need to brush up your skills, or just learning to play? Or maybe your game is fire and you're willing to help teach and inspire others - it's all good! Every other Saturday morning from 9 AM to noon, join other chess enthusiasts of all skill... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
Entertainment
February 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: B-Town Comics
Comics aficionados won't want to miss the launch of OFFWORLDER, an epic tale told by Mike Baron and Jordi Armengol. There will be drinks, cake, giveaways, and a live Q & A with the OFFWORLDER creative team. Watch for live streams and YouTube & Facebook broadcasts. If you can't be... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 15, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Bart Howard Lounge
Treat your valentine to a special night with live music, delicious food and exclusive ambiance in the Bart Howard Lounge at the Des Moines County Heritage Center! Appetizers and social hour begin at 5:30 PM, followed by a romantic Italian dinner and indulgent dessert from La Tavola. From 6 to... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 15, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Burlington Memorial Auditorium
The Bolshoi-trained dancers of the Russian National Ballet return to grace the stage at Memorial Auditorium in Petipa's magical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty. For more information, visit burlcivicmusic.com.
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 15, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Corked 101
Aaron Lotzow of Bloom and Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mick Staebell light up the keyboards at Corked 101. Advance tickets with reserved seating are $10; $15 at the door on the day of the show. For more information, follow Corked 101 on Facebook.
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 15, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: The Washington
Blues/rock guitar great Paul Nelson and his amazing band. "Chops deluxe" - Guitar World. Tickets at Weird Harold's Records or online at tikly.co. For more information, visit thewashingtonmusic.com.
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Downtown
Children & Youth
Entertainment
February 17, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Come enjoy popcorn and drinks while watching the hilarious second installment of the Angry Birds movie on the library's big screen! This event is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For more information, visit burlington.lib.ia.us.
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Young Professionals
Greater Burlington Partnership
February 18, 2020, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Collective Food Hub, 805 Jefferson St
You don't need a storefront to have a storefront anymore. Shared-use spaces are popping up around the country - and around our community. Learn how they work, what they bring to the community and why they're becoming more common - and take part in a cooking demo with The Ivy... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 19, 2020, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church
Every third Wednesday from September through June, add some cultural enrichment to your lunch hour with the Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series. The concerts are free and open to the public. This week's concert features The Soldier's Tale by Stravinsky with Jason Edwards (clarinet), Jeffrey Phillips (violin) and Leigh Pirtle... Read More
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Downtown
February 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Looking for chess partners? Need to brush up your skills, or just learning to play? Or maybe your game is fire and you're willing to help teach and inspire others - it's all good! Every other Saturday morning from 9 AM to noon, join other chess enthusiasts of all skill... Read More
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Downtown
Children & Youth
Entertainment
February 21, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Head to the library for a fun evening of fort-building, s'mores, glow-in-the-dark hide-and-seek and, of course, books! This fun family event is free and open to all ages, but please register to ensure plenty of materials for all participants. Register by calling the library at 319-753-1647 or on the library's... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 21, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Acoustic country & rock on the west end of Jefferson Street with local favorites Jerad and Nathan of Stumptown. Always a great time! For more information, visit wakenbakebreakfast.com.
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Entertainment
February 21, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Location: The Washington
Keokuk trio with a crowd-pleasing repertoire of current & classic country, rock and dance tunes. For more information, visit thewashington.music.com.
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Downtown
February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
The Iowa Sierra Club will screen Right to Harm, a film exploring the impact of factory farming on public health. Following the film, a panel of experts will discuss the film and answer questions from the public. The event is hosted by the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club, along... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Som
Obsessed with Friends? That could make you $200 richer! Head to The Som for Friends Trivia Night and you and three like-minded friends could win $200! Teams of 4; sign in starts at 6 PM and trivia begins at 7 PM. 21 and over. For more information, follow The Som... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 22, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Hometown girl (Salem, Iowa) Cali Wilson brings contestants from Season 17 of NBC's The Voice to Memorial Auditorium! Cali's homecoming concert features Katie Kadan, Max Boyle and Alex Guthrie performing acoustically in a songwriter's round before Cali takes the stage with her band. They'll close the night with a spectacular... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 22, 2020, 8:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: The Washington
KC bluesman Brandon Miller fronts this powerful, guitar-driven blues/rock trio. With two albums under his belt and having opened for acts like Johnny Lang, Foghat and Eddie Money, this guy has paid his dues … and now he's ready to roll. Get in on the action tonight at The Washington.... Read More
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Arts & Crafts
Downtown
February 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Burlington Public Library
Every Monday at 11 AM the library welcomes you to create, learn and imagine with Create Club! This week: Let's make some pancakes! We'll experiment with size, shape and color - how fun! This program uses a counter-top griddle and will include a brief review of kitchen safety practices. Create... Read More
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Greater Burlington Partnership
February 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Good Restaurant + Lounge
Join in celebrating one of Greater Burlington's newest hot spots - in one of our oldest buildings! Good Restaurant + Lounge is the latest incarnation of the historic Harper-Ekdale House at 423 N. Third Street - and what a delicious incarnation it is! Welcome Good to the neighborhood at this... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Wake N Bake Breakfast Company
Get funky with live music from Jive Radio. Dress your funkiest for a surprise freebie! For more information, follow Wake N Bake Breakfast Company on Facebook.
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Capitol Theater
Richie Lee and his '55 Fender Stratocaster will transport you back to the "Fabulous 50s" - the musical era that gave us Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry and so many other talented artists. Tickets on sale now at seiatickets.com and at the Capitol Theater box office. For... Read More
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Downtown
Entertainment
February 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Burlington Bent River Brewing Company
Described as 'Iowa raised, Ireland rooted,' Blame Not the Bard is a high-energy trio delivering Irish song, stories and music with instrumental mastery and a deep knowledge of Irish culture and history. Guaranteed to inspire a St. Paddy's Day mood! For more information, follow BurlingtonBentRiver on Facebook.
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Downtown
February 29, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Memorial Auditorium
Burlington Area Crime Stoppers hosts a Law Enforcement Appreciation Party (LEAP) featuring David Kroll & Heartland. Honor local law enforcement personnel and help raise funds for Crimestoppers. Tickets are $15 and available at Weird Harold's, Dana's Total Image salon and the auditorium box office. Doors open at 7 PM; show... Read More
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