The newbo evolve pass sounds amazing – Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, an fantastic line-up of Speakers, Goat Yoga, talented Chefs, Authors, Gardens, Fashion Experts, the Mimosa Mile, an exclusive Lounge, and sooooooo much more. If you can do the newbo evolve pass – enjoy it!!!

If you don’t have the pass, and still want to enjoy the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District this weekend – this blog post is for you….

There is so much to see and do walking around Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District including live music, unique places to shop, & fun experiences. In fact these happen year round – if you are looking for more to do in the district – Here is our District Event Calendar.  (Bookmark this page and check back often – we try our best to include EVERYTHING happening in the Main Street District).

If you are planning on SHOPPING in the district – CHOMP is offering FREE delivery to Linn and Johnson County!!! This would be delivery the NEXT DAY via CHOMP!!! (and if you need any other incentive to shop – it’s also Tax-Free Weekend in IOWA….)  Click here for a complete map of the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District.

Parking might be a little nuts. You can still park at Lot 44 – but it’s $10/day. Better luck will be to take a FREE shuttle in and enjoy all the district festivities. Find out more here.

We have complied a list happening in the Main Street District this weekend for your enjoyment:

FRIDAY

NewBoRama at newbo evolve –  Friday  3pm-8pm at the NewBo CIty Market   NewBoRama is a weekend of FREE programming  at the NewBo City Market embracing and displaying the bohemian artistic spirit alive in the New Bohemian District of Cedar Rapids. Experience the arts, culture, and community of the New Bohemia District! Locals, newbo evolve attendees, and tourists are invited to explore, shop, and eat their way through the New Bohemia District. Travel around the district from NewBo City Market to art galleries, shops, and restaurants and back to the Market Yard for live music on the Bankers Trust Stage! All programming is free and open to the public. Friday for Rock the Block: Halfloves and Dawson Hollow from 3 to 7pm. About the Halfloves: “The indie rockers are set to put the town best known for the Hawkeyes on music listeners’ radar with the release of their self-titled debut album, which is produced by Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, The Envy Corps).” — PureVolume. About Dawson Hollow: Missouri native Dawson Hollow is an indie-folk band based out of the Ozark Mountains. Their music encompasses the nostalgia of folk while channeling the urgent and intoxicating energy of indie-rock.

Walk-In Readings & Services – Illuminations’Practitioners – 10am-6pm – In celebration of NewBo Evolve, Illuminations will have practitioners available for walk-in readings and services! For details regarding practitioners and services that weekend, please call 319-775-0117. Appointments are welcomed in advance. Prices for readings and services are $30 and up.

Henna by Maggie @ The Dostal House – Noon-5pm – Although Maggie hails from Des Moines, she has traveled to various countries and cities to showcase her henna artistry. However, this is her very first time to Cedar Rapids! Spots are limited so make sure to book your appointment by using the this link: https://bit.ly/2JNBU6n

Guest DJ @ Analog Vault – 2pm-6pm – Dj slim Pickens, store open Friday 11am-10pm

Pottery Wheel Experience Workshops @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio – Friday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm -Registration will begin in person on Friday August 3rd at 9am. Cost is $25 per workshop. iowa Ceramis Center will have 4 clipboards available for each session. Space is limited to 13 people per session. Session Schedule is Friday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm or Saturday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm Stop by the our center in the heart of NewBo, play with some clay and learn a new skill on EVOLVE weekend in NewBo!

The Dostal House will be throwing a House Party! Friday & Saturday from 12-5pm. Complete with yard games, bubbly, and a henna artist.

First Firkin Friday @ Lion Bridge Brewing Company – 3pm-10pm – Join us for another First Firkin Friday for the release of our Triple Berry ALDO a barrel-aged Flanders-Style Dark Sour.

The Kinsey Sicks @ CSPS HALL – Legion Arts – 8pm – America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns to Cedar Rapids and CSPS Hall with their latest romp, Things You Shouldn’t Say. For nearly a quarter-century The Kinsey Sicks have been serving up their “gut-busting parodies and raucous, high-camp shtick” to adventurous audiences around the world. Formed in San Francisco during the dark days of the early AIDS crisis – following, naturally, a Bette Midler concert – the quartet discovered that outrageous drag and glorious, four-part harmony were surprisingly effective antidotes to despair. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they continue to share their hilarious, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking take on politics, personal secrets, and plain old raunch. Through exciting original songs and truly evil parodies, the Kinseys can be counted on to leave no sacred cow unturned. So come join Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina as they lead us in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity, and heroically high hair. Their new show, a smash hit last season at New York’s fabled Off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse, was called by Huffington Post “lewd, crude, and rapturously reviewed.” Washington Post praised the show’s “outrageousness tinged with outrage.” No less than Forbes declared the spectacle “riveting … a humbling, hilarious delivery system of painful truths. Things You Shouldn’t Say will push buttons you didn’t know you had. And there is perhaps no higher compliment to give a queen than that. ” A word of warning, though: If you’re a fan of Donald Trump, this may not be the show for you. If, on the other hand, your enthusiasms run toward democracy, bad taste, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables and yes, Bette Midler … well, as Manhattan Digest predicts, “This bundle of beauties will leave you deeply moved and simultaneously amused.” Note: Individual tickets are on sale for the 8 pm shows Fri and Sat. An 11:30 show each night will be open only to passholders attending NewBo Evolve.

Friday Night Funk Nocturnal @ Caucho – Join Dj Slim Pickins and Caucho for live vinyl from 9-11pm

New Trick & Boot Jack Band live at Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo – Friday August 3rd, 9PM-1AM – New trick: Classic Rock  & Boot Jack Band: Country Rock (modern/traditional) and Classic Rock/Blues band. Current/former members of the band 8 Seconds.

Karaoke at Aces and Eights – every Friday night 9pm – 1am – voted the Best Karaoke in Eastern Iowa

SATURDAY

Free First Saturdays for Students: Plane Ole’ Craft @ The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library – 9:30am-4pm Cost: Free for students, regular admission for non-students. War brings about advancements in technology and during World War 1 nothing was bigger than the airplane.  This was the first war to see combat in the skies on a large scale.  Visit us to learn all about the use of airplanes during World War 1 and to assemble your own aircraft! Sponsored by United Fire Group. Contributing sponsors: Katherine & Ludvik Svoboda 

NewBoRama at newbo evolve – Saturday 10am-8pm at the NewBo CIty Market – NewBoRama is a weekend of FREE programming  at the NewBo City Market embracing and displaying the bohemian artistic spirit alive in the New Bohemian District of Cedar Rapids. Experience the arts, culture, and community of the New Bohemia District on August 3rd through 5th at NEWBORAMA! Locals, newbo evolve attendees, and tourists are invited to explore, shop, and eat their way through the New Bohemia District. On Saturday, the music continues on the Bankers Trust Stage with additional shopping and community art projects in the Market Yard. Bands such as The MixtapeTreesreachRunning In PlaceIn the AtticDuchessLogan Adam Schultz, and more will play from noon to 7pm. Find street performance, dance, spoken word, and improv in the Market Yard. And in the parking lot, local makers will be set up for an outdoor marketplace! For an extra special treat, on SATURDAY ONLY at our outdoor bar, NewBo Beer and Wine and Get Fresh – NewBo will randall (instant infuse) a pineapple, lemon and lime Market Lager! Come get yours while they last!

Walk-In Readings & Services – Illuminations’Practitioners – 10am-3pm – In celebration of NewBo Evolve, Illuminations will have practitioners available for walk-in readings and services! For details regarding practitioners and services that weekend, please call 319-775-0117. Appointments are welcomed in advance. Prices for readings and services are $30 and up.

WRITTEN Apparel @ The Dostal House will be holding its first annual Sample Sale. Open to the public Saturday 8/4 11-5. Shop one-of-a-kind concept pieces, discontinued styles, and more while sipping on our Evolve inspired cocktail.

The Dostal House will be throwing a House Party! Friday & Saturday from 12-5pm. Complete with yard games, bubbly, and a henna artist.

Henna by Maggie @ The Dostal House – Noon-5pm – Although Maggie hails from Des Moines, she has traveled to various countries and cities to showcase her henna artistry. However, this is her very first time to Cedar Rapids! Spots are limited so make sure to book your appointment by using the this link: https://bit.ly/2JNBU6n

Gamblers Band @ Aces and Eights Czech Village – 3pm to 7pm –  DJ 9pm to 1am with drink specials and Darts, Large Jenga, Bags, ping pong, Beer Pong, Golden Tee, Ticket gambling machines, Coin hole, Large Connect Four, Beautiful patio, Jukebox, Boxing machine, Mega Touch, 9 TVS

Pottery Wheel Experience Workshops @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio – Saturday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm -Registration will begin in person on Friday August 3rd at 9am. Cost is $25 per workshop. iowa Ceramis Center will have 4 clipboards available for each session. Space is limited to 13 people per session. Session Schedule is Friday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm or Saturday 4pm-5pm or 5:30pm-6:30pm Stop by the our center in the heart of NewBo, play with some clay and learn a new skill on EVOLVE weekend in NewBo!

Robin Banks @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo outside stage 4-6pm: Robin Banks plays Classic Rock hits spanning 4 decades by The Eagles, Joe Walsh, Bad Company, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smithereens, Peter Frampton, The Beatles, The Monkees, Paul McCartney, Badfinger, The Guess Who, Doucette, Molly Hatchet, Doobie Brothers, Grand Funk, Blue Oyster Cult, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Gin Blossoms, KISS, and MORE…, Well Lit @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo outside stage 6-10pm – Rock Hits  Vicebox @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo inside 9pm -1am – Generally sticking to the “rock and roll” category, one of the band’s goals has been to play tunes that are readily recognized, yet are predominately ones you’d not hear many (if any) other bands play. With songs from various rock genres ranging from the seventies to the 21st century, we hope you’ll come out and enjoy our unique blend of music.

The Kinsey Sicks @ CSPS HALL Legion Arts – 8pm – America’s Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet returns to Cedar Rapids and CSPS Hall with their latest romp, Things You Shouldn’t Say. For nearly a quarter-century The Kinsey Sicks have been serving up their “gut-busting parodies and raucous, high-camp shtick” to adventurous audiences around the world. Formed in San Francisco during the dark days of the early AIDS crisis – following, naturally, a Bette Midler concert – the quartet discovered that outrageous drag and glorious, four-part harmony were surprisingly effective antidotes to despair. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they continue to share their hilarious, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking take on politics, personal secrets, and plain old raunch. Through exciting original songs and truly evil parodies, the Kinseys can be counted on to leave no sacred cow unturned. So come join Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina as they lead us in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity, and heroically high hair. Their new show, a smash hit last season at New York’s fabled Off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse, was called by Huffington Post “lewd, crude, and rapturously reviewed.” Washington Post praised the show’s “outrageousness tinged with outrage.” No less than Forbes declared the spectacle “riveting … a humbling, hilarious delivery system of painful truths. Things You Shouldn’t Say will push buttons you didn’t know you had. And there is perhaps no higher compliment to give a queen than that. ” A word of warning, though: If you’re a fan of Donald Trump, this may not be the show for you. If, on the other hand, your enthusiasms run toward democracy, bad taste, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables and yes, Bette Midler … well, as Manhattan Digest predicts, “This bundle of beauties will leave you deeply moved and simultaneously amused.” Note: Individual tickets are on sale for the 8 pm shows Fri and Sat. An 11:30 show each night will be open only to passholders attending NewBo Evolve.

SUNDAY

NewBo Art Fest 2018  1000-1100 3rd Street SE – 9am-3pm
Celebrate local and regional artists at the NewBo Arts Fest. NewBo Art Fest welcomes applications from all artists, and is known for showcasing high quality artwork in the eclectic NewBo District. It is family friendly and includes a kids area.  As always, the Art Fest is FREE to the public. There will be 36 local and regional artist booths along 3rd Street SE, a live mural demo, ceramics demos, sculpture exhibit, 2x2xU exhibits, music, food and crafts for kids. Don’t miss this experience where arts, culture, and the community of NewBo come together create that unique new bohemian vibe.

Community and Resident Pottery Sale @ iowa Ceramics Center Kiln Yard (adjacent to NewBo City Market Yard) 9am-3pm

Czech Village Sidewalk Sales – 9am-5pm – 16th Ave Czech Village – Looking for something vintage, new, one of a kind? You are sure to find it during the Czech Village Sidewalk Sale Sunday, August 5th, 2018.
Does all that shopping make you hungry or thirsty? No problem!, Stop in one of our great bars or restaurants.

NewBoRama at newbo evolve Sunday, August 5th, at the  NewBo CIty Market 10am-4pm NewBoRama is a weekend of FREE programming  at the NewBo City Market embracing and displaying the bohemian artistic spirit alive in the New Bohemian District of Cedar Rapids. Experience the arts, culture, and community of the New Bohemia District on August 3rd through 5th at NEWBORAMA! Locals, newbo evolve attendees, and tourists are invited to explore, shop, and eat their way through the New Bohemia District. Sunday, stop by the Market Yard for a local non-profit fair and music on the Bankers Trust Stage! We’ll be highlighting arts, cultural, and community non-profits who are making a difference in Cedar Rapids. Such as:  Analog Vault with guest DJ Nathan Sherwood of Eduskate helping spin vinyl on the Bankers Trust Stage at New Bo City Market. 10-2pm

Walk-In Readings & Services – Illuminations’Practitioners – 10am-4pm – In celebration of NewBo Evolve, Illuminations will have practitioners available for walk-in readings and services! For details regarding practitioners and services that weekend, please call 319-775-0117. Appointments are welcomed in advance. In addition, the shop will be OPEN on Sunday, August 5th from 9-4 pm! Prices for readings and services are $30 and up.

Concerts @ evolve Sunday Music featuring The Pork Tornadoes  – 1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids – Noon – 7:30pm
The newbo evolve concert stage will welcome a local lineup headlined by The Pork Tornadoes (today’s hits), along with Soul Sherpa (original funk/soul), Adam Keith (country), Four Day Creep (classic rock), Kevin “B.F.” Burt (blues), Slap N Tickle (80s/hair metal), Young The Lion (Cover Hits) and Alicia Monee (R&B/Soul). Passholders receive complimentary admission. General admission tickets are $10 at the gate. Gate opens at 11.  All seating will be general admission. This show is all ages.

MixTape @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo 2-5pm –  The band’s infinite repertoire runs the gamut: Modern indie darlings like Phoenix, MGMT, Arcade Fire and Beck, Motown and Soul classics like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder, Classic and Glam rockers like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, AC/DC, and Queen, ’80s and New Wave gems like Hall & Oates, The Cure, Billy Idol and Talking Heads, ’90s and grunge favorites like Weezer, Pavement, The Pixies and Nirvana, and those special pop hits that we can all agree are awesome like Paul Simon, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk and, of course, Michael Jackson.
American Dookie @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo 6-8pm – American Dookie is Iowa’s Green Day tribute band. Playing hits, as well as deep cuts, from Green Day’s Kerplunk through the Revolution Radio album. Hey-O!

Jason Ray the One Man Band @ Lion Bridge Brewing Company – 2-4pm – Jason has been called “the hardest working musician in the Midwest”. Jason sings, plays electric guitar, harmonica and drums all at the same time.
Once you’ve seen him, you’ll see what the buzz is about. He has been in the music industry or over 16 years and has performed for President Obama and First Lady Obama. Casted for audition by NBC’s, “America’s Got Talent” Come see him in person at Lion Bridge Brewing Company’s beer garden and enjoy a few beers and food specials!

Trivia @ Chrome Horse Saloon NewBo –  6-8pm – Great Prizes

Aces and Eights – Dart TOURNAMENT sign up 5pm~start 6pm, with drink specials and Darts, Large Jenga, Bags, ping pong, Beer Pong, Golden Tee, Ticket gambling machines, Coin hole, Large Connect Four, Beautiful patio, Jukebox, Boxing machine, Mega Touch, 9 TVS

 

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