Happy Mother's Day weekend! There are a few fun spring events happening in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Here are some of the highlights:

  • 2018 Iowa Brewers Olympics
    • Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids
    • May 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • "Watch 12 Iowa breweries vie for superiority in a series of events designed to test both palates and speed of moving grain from pallet to pallet"
    • Click HERE for more details
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • May 11th & 12th at 7:30 p.m. and May 13th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Rated G
    • Tickets range from $31 to $40  - get yours HERE
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Magnetos
    • Event is free
  • Dupaco Community-Wide Garage Sale
    • Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas
    • May 12th
    • For a list directory and list of featured items click HERE
  • Media Day and Car Show
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • May 12th
    • Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Practice will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "The car show will be held in the pit area. If it rains, there will be no practice and the car show will be in the North Expo Hall"
  • Benz Beerfest 2018
    • Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids
    • May 12th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • VIP tickets come with a special Benz Beerfest tasting glass and allow you to come in to sample beer an hour before it is open to the public (1 p.m.)
    • Live music from Soul Sherpa
    • General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $45 - get yours HERE
  • 2018 JDRF One Walk
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 12th
    • Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
    • After party will be held at Blue42 in Cedar Rapids beginning at 11 a.m. - admission is a free will donation
    • Click HERE for more details
  • Families Helping Families Silent Auction
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Free admission, free wine and beer tasting, door prizes, raffles, and over 200 silent auction items from local businesses
  • Jason Aldean High Noon Neon Tour
    • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
    • May 12th at 7:30 p.m.
    • feat. Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina
    • Tickets range from $47.50 to $96.75 - get yours HERE
  • Independence Farmers Market
    • 100 1st St W in Independence
    • May 12th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • May 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • May 6th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Radtour Cedar Rapids 2018
    • Goldfinch Cyclery in Cedar Rapids
    • May 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "27-mile mostly paved route of delicious local food"
    • There's also a free 1-hour yoga session at the Main Stop alongside lunch and music
    • Tickets range from $35 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Last Hope Animal Rescue Adoption Events - click HERE for the list

According to Facebook, Mother's Day breakfast/brunch/lunch is being held at the following restaurants (some require reservations):

New movies out this weekend: