Party in the 21 st Century, an art exhibit celebrating the nearly extinct Slovak
“parta”, opens January 18 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
The parta is a type of fancy headband that brides often wore on their wedding day. The festive and
ceremonial hair stylings were decorated in designs unique in every region of Slovakia, varying in shapes,
sizes, materials used, ribbons and accessories.
While the tradition of the parta, or party in plural form, has fallen into oblivion, Slovak
photographers Zuzana Sénášiová and Ľubomír Sabo, producing under LSZ Photography brand, art
painter Sarah I. Avni and ethnologist Katarína Chabrečeková, teamed up to bring it back to life. The
result of their three-year project is a collection of artwork that celebrates the nearly extinct “party” and
wreaths from all over Slovakia, presented in a modern art design that combines photography and
Party in the 21st Century will be on display in the Anderson Gallery through April 19. The exhibit is
sponsored by Western Fraternal Life.
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:
Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to
connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the
Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity
connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America
and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation. For more
information, visit www.ncsml.org or call (319) 362-8500.
Barrel Aged January Week 3
We are releasing by draft and bottle Cherry/Cranberry & Strawberry Aldo.
Cherry/Cranberry Aldo (Barrel-Aged Sour w/fruit, 6%) – A dark, sour beer aged 18 months in neutral oak barrels with cranberries and cherries added.
Strawberry Aldo (Barrel-Aged Sour w/fruit, 6%) – A dark, sour beer aged 18 months in neutral oak barrels with strawberries added.
Refugee turned Cedar Rapidian, Amal starred in the most viewed episode of The Discovery Channel’s Naked & Afraid. She’ll share her story and more at SOKO on Thursday January 23 at 6:00 PM.
Your $5 ticket will get you admission to the event and a $5 SOKO Coupon. Your $5 will be donated to Ocean Conservancy.
*ONLY 70 tickets available, so buy your ticket on our website now!
Need a pick-me-up before the weekend begins? Join us for Therapy Thursday, every week at NewBo City Market starting at 6:30 p.m.!
-Free exercise classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Barre every first Thursday, Yoga the rest of the month) provided by Midwest Athletic Club – The MAC!
-Wine tastings from local wineries!
-Get coupons to NewBo shops, for some retail therapy, and a free tote bag when you purchase a bottle of wine!
NewBo Open Coffee meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month. No agenda, just good coffee and an engaging conversation. It’s designed to be a community conversation open to everyone. The topics of discussion are decided by the people that attend. Seriously, no agenda just great coffee and conversation.
NewBo Open Coffee started in August 2012 in the back of the Brewed Cafe. When Richard Marsceau sold Brewed Cafe to the Shrivers and Danielsons it became Brewhemia, NewBo Open Coffee remained. When Brewhemia moved from the CSPS Hall to The National CR, NewBo Open Coffee moved with it.
Today, we meet at Roasters at New Bo. We continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month from 8 am to 9 am. Get there early and grab a drink and something to eat!