1940's Casino Night
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

1940's Casino Night

  • Grand River Center

Help kids win big at the 2017 Dubuque Gala. It's a 1940's Casino Night with live music from Main St. Jazz.

Complementary cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 5:00p.m. Followed by dinner, entertainment, live auction and dancing.

Questions: call Natalie @ 800-797-WISH or email dubuque@iowa.wish.org

Live and Silent Auction includes EASY check out. Please bring a fully charged cell phone for bidding purposes.

All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish® Iowa to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish Iowa is currently granting a wish every other day.

CHILI FEED
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

CHILI FEED

  • 920 Main

Chili Feed! Come enjoy Chili & Chili dogs at 920 Main St. 

Suggested donation event to support Co Dubuque's efforts to keep having local events and  welcome everyone to get together with us and mingle.

 

Taste of the World
Apr
1
11:30 am11:30

Taste of the World

  • Five Flags Center

Taste of the World, a signature event of the Multicultural Family Center, celebrates cultural diversity within Dubuque and the surrounding areas by bringing the community together to share culture, food and entertainment. The event features food booths, youth cultural activities and performances from various cultures and countries from around the world. Participants receive a "passport" and virtually travel around the world by visiting themed tables! This family-friendly event has something for everyone!

Drag Raiser Gala
Apr
1
Apr 2

Drag Raiser Gala

  • The Smokestack

Is there a Drag King, Queen or anything in between within you? Have you fantasized about showing off your killer Drag skills while competing for grand prizes? This is your chance to showcase what you've got! Join us April 1st @ The Smokestack and be sure to bring your best Drag game.

Doors Open at 5pm. $5 admission for under 21. $10 admission for 21+
Under-21 Competition: 5 to 8:30 pm
21+ Competition: 9:30 to Midnight

Come ready to compete in the following categories:
-Hair
-Make up
-Outfit
-Lip Syncing
Competing & judging for under 21 goes from 5-8:30pm
Competing & judging for 21+ from 9:30-Midnight
($5 entry fee per category)

Grand prizes for each category will be awarded by our distinguished panel of judges for both 21+ contestants and Under 21. 8 is the magic number of total prizes which will include spa packages, massages, manicures and much more!

Visit our interactive booths to get your hair styled, your makeup done, or a henna tattoo
($5 fee per service)

Please come ready to compete - dressing rooms will not be available

Sponsored by:
Hillcrest Family Services
Crescent Community Health
Capri College
UW Platteville The Doyle Center

Gala benefit hosted by Co-Zine, DBQ's first LGBTQ+ publication. Co-Zine has both national and international readership. codbq.org/cozine

LGBTQ+ Families Group
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

LGBTQ+ Families Group

  • MCFC Dubuque

Come meet other families with LGBTQ+ parent(s) for a fun-filled morning of socializing and games.  Register online, simply email info@mfcdbq.org or call the MFC front desk at 563-582-3681.  We hope to see you there!

Pre-Registration Required - Free Program

https://www.mfcdbq.org/programs/social-support-advocacy-groups/lgbtq-families-group/

The Prom We Never Had: Royal Court
Apr
22
Apr 23

The Prom We Never Had: Royal Court

  • Holiday Inn

THE PROM WE NEVER HAD

APRIL 22 - Holiday Inn - Dubuque, IA - 8pm-1:30am

Tickets: $10 Pre-sale, $20 at Door, $30 at Door for couples.

 

  • -Non-Heteronormative ROYAL COURT-

Seeking 4 Candidates to be crowned: 

Prom King & King 

Prom Queen & Queen

    

and

 

2 Youth Candidate to be crowned as:

Prom Princess 

Prom Prince 

 

  • APPLICATION:

Send in a 2-3 minute video on why you should be Prom King/Queen/Prince/Princess and a headshot, which will be used for candidate postings.

1. All royal court candidates videos will be voted on a poll, as the first contest. All voters will be tallied and totaled for later challenges. Poll will be posted by Co Dubuque. Poll will end April 21.

2. Ticket sales contest. This is a fundraiser for pride and you want the crown... The more tickets you sell, the more points you get toward winning as a Prom Royal.

3. Royal-Battle-For-Your-Life. You get 15 seconds to work the Yellow Brick Road.

Your fellow Prom attendee’s (“Students”) will be your judges and vote for who was fiercest.

 

  • All contestants will be added and totaled for the winning top 6 Royals of Dubuque, and Rightfully Crowned.
  • All winning Royals will be Receiving a mystery Prize.

 

                              APPLY at: Codubuque@gmail.com

 

A Co DUBUQUE Fundraiser for PRIDE


Second Saturday
Mar
11
1:00 pm13:00

Second Saturday

  • Dubuque Museum of Art

Gateway Dance Theatre production of Shakuntala, a classic love story appropriate for all ages. Family art activity follows program.
Sponsored by Mediacom~Free admission.

Support for Second Saturdays is provided by Mediacom.

Quad Cities Leather Weekend
Mar
10
Mar 12

Quad Cities Leather Weekend

  • Connections Night Club

Welcome to Quad Cities Leather Weekend (QCLW) March 10-12, 2017.

Weekend VIP Passes are on sale now! Click here to get your VIP pass now! http://tinyurl.com/QCLW1

Hotel accommodations for QCLW can be made by clicking http://tinyurl.com/QCLW-HOTEL Rooms are available at $84 per night plus tax at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island, IL. which is less then a mile from QCLW events.

NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED!!!

Quad Cities Leather Weekend Itinerary (TENTATIVE SCHEDULE)
All the following is included with the VIP wrist band

Thursday 9th of March
9:00pm - 2:00am Bar Crawl going to three different bars to discuss Mr Friendly

Friday 10th of March
11:00am - 1:00pm Mr Friendly walk downtown Davenport

5:00pm - 9:00pm Package pickup @ Hospitality Suite

10:00pm Welcome by Nedra Belle @ Connections Nightclub
- Introduction to Amp & Mr ICON Detroit

10:00pm - 1:30am Leather Mart
Mr Friendly Table
Coat Check $2

10:30pm - ? 50/50 Raffle, Jello Shots

10:30pm - 11:30pm Show Cast

11:00pm - Ms Iowa 2016 Tink perform

11:30pm - 2am Dance Party


Saturday 11th of March
2:30am - 5:30am After Hours @ Hospitality Suite

11am-12pm Kink U - Watts The Safeword by Amp Somers @ Connections Nightclub

12:00pm - 1:00pm Kink U - Food Play by Shane & Gio @ Connections Nightclub

12pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Pulled BBQ Pork, Baked Beans, Chips) @ Connections Nightclub

1:00pm - 2:00pm Kink U - (name coming soon) by Dave Watt @ Connections Nightclub

2:00pm - 3:00pm Kink U - Fire Play 101 by Sir Mitchell Abbey @ Connections Nightclub

3:30pm - 4:30pm Puppy Mosh with Amp Somers @ Hospitality Suite

7:00pm - 8:00pm Cocktail hour @ Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Titans of the Midwest

8:00pm - 9:00pm Cocktail hour @ Hospitality Suite Sponsored by (NAME)

9:00pm - 10:00pm Drag King Show @ Connections Nightclub

10:00pm Welcome by Nedra Belle @ Connections Nightclub
- Introduction to Amp & Mr ICON Detroit
- Introduction of all Title holders onsite

10:00pm - 1:30am Leather Mart
Mr Friendly Table
Coat Check $2


10:30pm - ? 50/50 Raffle, Jello Shots

11:00pm - 12:00am Show Cast


Sunday 3/12
2:30am - 5:30am After Hours @ Hospitality Suite

11:00am - 1:00pm Gospel Inspired Brunch hosted by Nedra Belle @ Connections Nightclub
- Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Ham, Biscuits & Gravy

12:00pm - Auctions:
- Fort Troff Basket
- Full Custom Formal Basket (Includes Shirt, Pant, Tie, Sam Browne, Belt) retail value $750.00
- Leather Harness Basket
- 1 (2 person) Iowa Leather Weekend Package w/ Red Level Table SATURDAY ONLY
- 2 (1 person) Iowa Leather Weekend Package
- 2 (1 person) Tri-State Leather, Pup, Rubber, Weekend Package
- More to come

LGBTQ+ All Ages Game Night!
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

LGBTQ+ All Ages Game Night!

  • The Smokestack

Join us for game night! Come visit at the Smokestack, where you can purchase delicious food and beverages. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity, or one of the other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

For anyone who is interested, glow bracelets are available at no cost in order to help remind others of your pronouns. Pink for she/hers/her, blue for he/his/him, and green for they/theirs.

Those Who Care
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

Those Who Care

  • Multi Cultural Family Center

Those Who Care" Meets Quarterly

A community gathering for friends, families, and allies of the LGBT+ community.

https://www.mfcdbq.org/programs/social-support-advocacy-groups/those-who-care-lgbt-families-allies-support-group

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

  • The Smokestack

V-Day Dubuque joins the Global Movement to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls! We are presenting a benefit performance of Eve Ensler's THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Proceeds will go to Riverview Center and The Dubuque Area Arts Collective. Rivervew Center provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault in 14 counties in Iowa and both sexua assault and domestic violence services to Jo Davies and Carroll counties in Illinois.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

LGBTQ+ Adult Group
Feb
23
4:30 pm16:30

LGBTQ+ Adult Group

  • Multi Cultural Family Center

Social Support & Activities for LGBTQ+ Adults

For adults 18+. 4th Thursday of each month, 4:30-6:30pm at the MFC. No registration necessary. Free program. 

https://www.mfcdbq.org/programs/social-support-advocacy-groups/alphabet-soup-lgbt-adult-support-group

Illusions Midwest Two of Hearts Drag Show
Feb
18
Feb 19

Illusions Midwest Two of Hearts Drag Show

  • The Smokestack

Illusions Midwest's Valentine's Drag Show, including:

Early show for all ages from 8-9pm, $5 Cover,

21+ show from 10pm-12am, $10 Cover (includes early show).

Special guests include Electra Cute, Lexi Cute and Fox E. Kim of Strange Doll Haus from Chicago, and introducing to the Dubuque stage, Andrea Alexander and Desiree Mathews!

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest 2017
Feb
18
1:00 pm13:00

Dubuque on Ice Brewfest 2017

  • Mystique Community Ice Center

Join us for the 6th Annual Dubuque on Ice Brewfest on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Sample amazing food and drink from breweries, wineries, distilleries, craft coffee roasters and local foods while listing to amazing music and participating in fun games.

General admission runs 1 - 4 p.m. for $35 (advance purchase)
V.I.P. admission starts at Noon for $55 (these always sell out) - UPDATE V.I.P. tickets are sold out.

ALL proceeds benefit the nonprofits of the Mystique Community Ice Center and the Potosi Foundation.

This event is always a great time - don't miss out and secure your tickets today!

#DBQBrewfest17

Black History Month Celebration
Feb
17
4:30 pm16:30

Black History Month Celebration

  • Inspire Cafe

Join Multicultural Family Center Board Members, staff and friends as we gather to celebrate Black History Month! This fun event will feature music, performances and presentations.

Reception will be from 6:30-7:00pm, followed by a celebratory and educational program from 7:00-9:00pm. Lite bites, wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Join us at Inspire Cafe on Friday, February 17th!

February Inspiring People Series - Jeff Masters
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

February Inspiring People Series - Jeff Masters

  • Inspire Cafe

Inspire Café is honored to host Jeff Masters

NAVIGATING THE SACRED: A PATHFINDERS JOURNEY
Jeff Masters is a visionary therapist, author, yoga instructor, massage therapist, energy worker and teacher of the healing arts. He has been researching consciousness and the human energy field for over 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the fields of mind/body science.
Jeff will share how his journey into the healing arts and the study of human potential unfolded at five years old when he was exposed to very powerful unseen forces, which not only affected his whole family, but also radically fractured his understanding and experience of reality. This seminal experience led to an early life of openness and curiosity about the world of the unseen.

At eight years old, along with practicing martial arts, Jeff was initiated into meditation and yoga. Soon thereafter he began to hone his energy awareness and intuitive abilities along with body-working and energy skills. He developed the capacity to see and sense energy in the body and learned techniques to release or re-route subtle restrictive patterns.


The Inspiring People Series Objective:To create and celebrate inspiration thus lifting upour community and all humankind.These monthly presentations are offered as informal and intimate exchanges for the open-hearted and curious. They're like sitting in a living room and having a fantastic soul to soul conversation that leaves you moved, touched and inspired! Each presenter talks about what's made them the person that they are and why they choose to share their gifts and make a positive difference in the world. They share personal stories about their struggles, insights, passions, and breakthroughs that have made them the person that they are. Each presenter speaks for 45-60 minutes and then responds to audience questions and comments. Inspiring People Series presentations are FREE and 100% of all love offerings go directly to the presenter or a charity of their choosing. We'd love you to join us!

From India with Love - A Food Store Valentine
Feb
14
5:00 pm17:00

From India with Love - A Food Store Valentine

  • The Smokestack

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the return of The Food Store's always amazing delicious Indian Tuesdays at Smokestack. Singles, couples, or families - all are welcome. Featuring special belly dance performances from Sequoia Sol - Galena IL Tribal Fusion Belly Dance.

$30 per person includes appetizer, naan, chai, choice of entree, and dessert. Cash bar with our mango martini and champagne specials. A la carte menu also available.

Dubuque Human Rights Commission Meeting
Feb
13
4:30 pm16:30

Dubuque Human Rights Commission Meeting

  • City Anex

In my efforts to get gay conversion therapy banned in Dubuque, I'll be speaking in front of the Human Rights Commission next month to persuade them on moving forward with this issue. All support is greatly appreciated. Please come if you can. Hope to see you there!

Shape The Arts Community Master Plan Implementation Strategic Planning Session
Feb
13
4:00 pm16:00

Shape The Arts Community Master Plan Implementation Strategic Planning Session

  • Five Flags Center

Because community involvement was key to the creation of the Arts and Cultural Master plan, the community is once again invited to be a part of its implementation. It will take many different perspectives and skill sets to make this work. Come to the first strategic planning session in the Orpheun Room at Five Flags

To sign up of a specific task force follow this link www.cityofdubuque.org/taskforcesignup

To review the Master Plan visit this link http://www.cityofdubuque.org/2484/The-Master-Plan

Winterfest!
Feb
12
1:00 pm13:00

Winterfest!

  • Swiss Valley Nature Center

Come out and enjoy all that Swiss Valley Nature Center has to offer during the winter season at the Winterfest celebration! Activities include blizzard mini golf, live animal shows, snow shoe hikes, indoor crafts, campfire & s'mores, hot cocoa & cider, carolers, goats recycling Christmas trees, snow games, an a hopefully a quinzhee! Admissions is free but donations are encouraged. Program sponsored by Friends of Dubuque County Conservation Board.

Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound
Feb
11
9:00 am09:00

Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound

  • Sinsinawa Mound Center

REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 3RD AT DUBUQUEEATSWELL.COM

The 3rd Annual Tri-State Local Food Summit is a celebratory showcase of innovative local foods work taking place in Iowa, Wisonsin, and Illinois.

A great opportunity to network with local farmers and community food project leaders, the conference will feature keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and exhibition hall, and a phenomenal lunch featuring locally sourced ingredients.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 11th 9AM-3PM

This ticketed event is organized by Dubuque County ISU Extension & Outreach and Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

LGBTQ+ All Ages Game Night!
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

LGBTQ+ All Ages Game Night!

  • The Smokestack

Join us for our all ages game night! With free fries and soda for anyone 20 and under! Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, cards, monopoly, or one of the other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

For anyone who is interested, glow bracelets are available at no cost in order to help remind others of your pronouns. Pink for she/hers/her, blue for he/his/him, and green for they/theirs.

LGBTQ+ Youth Group at the Multicultural Family Center
Feb
9
4:30 pm16:30

LGBTQ+ Youth Group at the Multicultural Family Center

  • Multi Cultural Family Center

LGBTQ+ Youth Group at Multicultural Family Center

For youth in high school. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 4:30-6:30pm at the MFC. Youth are welcome to attend at anytime.

https://www.mfcdbq.org/programs/social-support-advocacy-groups/lgbt-youth-network

Opening Reception - Tim Mehlhorn Exhibit
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

Opening Reception - Tim Mehlhorn Exhibit

  • Monk's

SATURDAY I FEB 4 I 7-9 PM

Monks Kaffee and Pub hosts its latest exhibit of paintings. Come enjoy this solo exhibit of abstract colorful paintings. This collection is an exploration of thick paint and color. All artwork is available for purchase.

Tim Mehlhorn is a Dubuque native who studied graphic design at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He currently works as a web developer but is an active artist, creating abstract paintings and screen prints.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Casting Call for The Vagina Monologues
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Casting Call for The Vagina Monologues

  • Monk's

Women!!! We are looking for women to participate in this year's production of The Vagina Monologues. No acting experience necessary! There are smaller parts and longer ones, depending on your comfort level. The event is scheduled for Sunday, February 26th at 2 at The Smokestack. Please consider being a part of this incredibly moving performance and share!

First Fridays at Dubuque Museum of Art
Feb
3
5:00 pm17:00

First Fridays at Dubuque Museum of Art

  • Dubuque Museim of Art

Join Us in Downtown Dubuque for February 3 First Fridays!

Dubuque Museum of Art
5-8 pm, including interactive crafting activities for those who wish to participate. Adam Kieffer of Adam's Dance Connection breaking those Winter doldrums with free dance lessons.

Art at Your Library Opening Reception
Barb McKinlay & Stephanie Funke
Carnegie Stout Public Library
5:30-8 pm

Studio Works
Open Studios & Open Mic 5:30-8:30 pm
BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT OR YOUR VOICE!
Ink Drawing Demo by Amy Fuller 7 pm

Gallery C
Artist Walk Around w/ Matthew Mikulice 6:30 pm
Gallery Open 5:30-8:30 PM
TIDY: New Works by Matthew Mikulice

Inspire Cafe
Opening Reception 6-8 pm
Donna Gibson Solo Exhibit
Color & Light: Exploring Local Landscape


Art. Music. Treats. Friends. Free!
First Friday of EVERY month

Iowa USofA MI & Diva Benefit
Feb
1
10:15 pm22:15

Iowa USofA MI & Diva Benefit

  • Studio 13

Come see a variety of our friends from Eastern Iowa and Des Moines tear it up to help us on our journey to Nationals!

Performers include Roxie Mess, Mindy Belle, The Queen Fantasia Wood, Samore Divine, Ophelia Belle, Chey Boi, Vana B. Rosenberg, and Robin Graves Rosenberg! Of course, you can also see Mick, Sigourney, and Siren as well.

Tips to benefit Mick Douche, Sigourney Beaver, and Siren K. Principle as they represent Iowa in March at Mister USofA MI and Diva.

Green Drinks Feb 1st - The Watershed Game
Feb
1
6:30 pm18:30

Green Drinks Feb 1st - The Watershed Game

  • The Smokestack

February Green Drinks is right around the corner - Wednesday February 1st, don't miss it! Jared McGovern, Education Programs Manager at the Mississippi River Museum-Aquarium, will join us to lead The Watershed Game (Stream version): An interactive, educational tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. Participants learn how a variety of land uses impact water and natural resources, increase their knowledge of best management practices (BMPs), and learn how their choices can prevent adverse impacts. Participants apply the tools of plans, practices, and policies that help them achieve clean water goals for protection and restoration while providing for community growth.