LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group
May
25
4:30 pm16:30

LGBTQ+ Adult Support Group

  • Multicultural 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. 

Salsa Dance Night - Baile Conmigo
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Salsa Dance Night - Baile Conmigo

  • The Smokestack

Come for happy hour and great food, and enjoy a free salsa basics dance lesson with the incredible Katie Koerperich from 6 to 7 pm, then dance into the evening, weather permitting on our rooftop. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats - It's fun, social, and freeing. Last Wednesday of every month...

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

  • The Smokestack

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, or one of the other games provided.

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

Free soda and fries for all participants 20 and under!

Dubuque Pride 2017 Picnic!
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Dubuque Pride 2017 Picnic!

  • Flora Park

Come out and celebrate Pride 2017!


This family friendly event is for all ages. 


Food will be provided by American Bombshell, Inspire Cafe, and The Tavern on Main!


There will be games, a high heel race, drawings for prizes, and much more!


We will also take a moment to remember those that were lost on June 12th 2016 in Orlando Florida. 


This event is free for everyone! Thanks to the sponsors for this years Pride! 


The 2017 Dubuque Pride Sponsors
Co Dubuque
Multicultural Family Center
Rock Bottom Bar at 920 Main Street
Prudential
Hillcrest Family Services
American Bombshell
Inspire Cafe
The Tavern on Main


Please check back for more details!


Queer Prom 2017: A Magical Masquerade
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Queer Prom 2017: A Magical Masquerade

  • The Mill

Are you ready to kick off the Pride season?!

If so, join us in a night of mystery, intrigue...and dancing! Put on your party clothes* (which means: whatever you feel comfortable wearing) and join us in celebrating this community and the amazing people in it!

Admission is sliding scale ($5 - $15), with all proceeds benefitting Iowa City Pride. Hope to see you there!

* Masks are not required, but they will be available if you would like to wear one!

Free Movie: La La Land
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Free Movie: La La Land

  • Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque will show the movie "La La Land" on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium on the Library's 3rd Floor. Admission is free, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, "La La Land" (2016) is an Oscar-winning musical about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

The movie is 2 hours 8 minutes long and is rated PG-13 for "some language." Closed captioning or subtitles will be turned on. For more information, please call the Library at 563-589-4225 or visit us online at www.dubuque.lib.ia.us/movienight.

All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!
May
14
3:00 pm15:00

All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!

  • Cherry Lanes

Co Presents: LGBTQ+ Alcohol Free All-Ages Bowling Night! Join us on Sunday, May 14th from 3 to 5 pm for a community bowling event at Cherry Lanes! Lanes and shoe rentals will be provided free of charge for all attendees 20 and under. Invite your friends and family to this family-friendly, alcohol-free event. See you there!

Open Mic Comedy Night
May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Open Mic Comedy Night

  • ROCK Bottom

Starting May 11 at 8pm, ROCK Bottom is having
Open Mic Comedy Night, every other Thursday! 

Anyone who wishes to sign up are able.

A sign up sheet will be available at 7:30 and the show will begin at 8pm.

All are welcome, however, After 9pm is 21+. 

Come check them out and or sign up to show your comedic skills with our Local Comedians from the Tri-State Area.

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night

  • The Smokestack

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards, or one of the many other games provided.

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

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

LGBTQ+ Youth Group
May
11
4:30 pm16:30

LGBTQ+ Youth Group

  • Multicultural Family Center

LGBTQ+ Youth Group at Multicultural Family Center

Support 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. 

Lgbtq+ Safe Zone Training
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Lgbtq+ Safe Zone Training

  • Multicultural Family Center

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
***REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 25th @ 5:00pm***
Register at the MFC, or online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/dbqparkrec/Activity_Search/lgbtq-safe-zone-training/12317.

Safe Zone Training is an interactive workshop where participants will learn about topics that impact the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community and how they can better support people who identify as LGBTQ+. Program is for adult community members ages 18+.

At the end of this training, participants will:
-Have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with people who identify as LGBTQ+.
-Understand basic LGBTQ+ terms and concepts.
-Learn about the experiences of people who identify as LGBTQ+.
-Feel more confident and comfortable when interacting with people who identify as LGBTQ+.
-Identify ways to support people who identify as LGBTQ+ in our communties.

Cost: $50 suggested donation accepted day of training. Donation is a suggestion and should not be a barrier to attend program. MFC programs and events are free thanks to donor contributions.

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella

  • The Grand Opera House

Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s pre-professional company, Heartland Ballet, brings the popular fairytale to life. The glorious music of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella is notable for its jubilant music, and the ballet is filled with lush scenery, a romantic story and comic stepsisters. The enduring rags-to-princess story offers the promise of "happily ever after" with a dose of humor mixed with the majesty of classical ballet. Experience the beauty of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, a handsome prince, a gorgeous ball gown, and the perfect dance party. Considered to be one of the top ten ballets of all time, Heartland Ballet’s exquisite production is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

This Heartland Ballet production of Cinderella is choreographed by Megan MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence, and principal instructor at the Academy of Ballet, home of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet organization. Artistic Director is Marina O'Rourke. Featured dancers include Caroline Woodward as Cinderella, Cathleen Breslin as Bluebird, Julia Chavez as FairyGodmother, Elizabeth Kelsey and Carly Heying as the Stepsisters and Craig Allen as the Prince.

The Heartland Ballet is a division of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet. Consisting of advanced dancers, primarily of high school age, this company performs annually in the Spring. Ballets are from the DCYB repertoire. The Heartland Ballet also serves as a touring group, and for special commissions.

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/

Toddler Tuesday - H is for Hawk!
Apr
4
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Tuesday - H is for Hawk!

  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The Museum & Aquarium offers a program for toddlers on the first Tuesday of each month. The Toddler Tuesday Program is for children ages 2 to 4 years old.

Each month features a new theme and fun activities, including a story and craft project too! The theme for January 3rd is “H is for Hawk!”

Cost is just $5 per child and FREE for the one accompanying adult or guardian (cost is for program only, regular admission not included). Space is limited, advance sign-up is required. Please call 563.557.9545 ext. 212 or send an email to sstewart@rivermuseum.com.

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella

  • The Grand Opera House

Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s pre-professional company, Heartland Ballet, brings the popular fairytale to life. The glorious music of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella is notable for its jubilant music, and the ballet is filled with lush scenery, a romantic story and comic stepsisters. The enduring rags-to-princess story offers the promise of "happily ever after" with a dose of humor mixed with the majesty of classical ballet. Experience the beauty of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, a handsome prince, a gorgeous ball gown, and the perfect dance party. Considered to be one of the top ten ballets of all time, Heartland Ballet’s exquisite production is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

This Heartland Ballet production of Cinderella is choreographed by Megan MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence, and principal instructor at the Academy of Ballet, home of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet organization. Artistic Director is Marina O'Rourke. Featured dancers include Caroline Woodward as Cinderella, Cathleen Breslin as Bluebird, Julia Chavez as FairyGodmother, Elizabeth Kelsey and Carly Heying as the Stepsisters and Craig Allen as the Prince.

The Heartland Ballet is a division of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet. Consisting of advanced dancers, primarily of high school age, this company performs annually in the Spring. Ballets are from the DCYB repertoire. The Heartland Ballet also serves as a touring group, and for special commissions.

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella
Apr
1
7:30 pm19:30

Heartland Ballet's Cinderella

  • The Grand Opera House

Dubuque City Youth Ballet’s pre-professional company, Heartland Ballet, brings the popular fairytale to life. The glorious music of Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella is notable for its jubilant music, and the ballet is filled with lush scenery, a romantic story and comic stepsisters. The enduring rags-to-princess story offers the promise of "happily ever after" with a dose of humor mixed with the majesty of classical ballet. Experience the beauty of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, a handsome prince, a gorgeous ball gown, and the perfect dance party. Considered to be one of the top ten ballets of all time, Heartland Ballet’s exquisite production is sure to enchant audiences of all ages.

This Heartland Ballet production of Cinderella is choreographed by Megan MacLeod, Artist-in-Residence, and principal instructor at the Academy of Ballet, home of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet organization. Artistic Director is Marina O'Rourke. Featured dancers include Caroline Woodward as Cinderella, Cathleen Breslin as Bluebird, Julia Chavez as FairyGodmother, Elizabeth Kelsey and Carly Heying as the Stepsisters and Craig Allen as the Prince.

The Heartland Ballet is a division of the Dubuque City Youth Ballet. Consisting of advanced dancers, primarily of high school age, this company performs annually in the Spring. Ballets are from the DCYB repertoire. The Heartland Ballet also serves as a touring group, and for special commissions.

March 32nd [No Refunds]
Apr
1
7:30 pm19:30

March 32nd [No Refunds]

  • Monk's

If you enjoyed our spooktacular All Hallows’ Eve Revue, you’ll love the next hijinks we have in store! Trainwreck Productions will host an April 1st variety show with musical numbers, scenes, comedy, and more. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door.
For more information, visit www.TrainwreckProductions.org.

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

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!

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.

 

Salsa Dance Night - Baile Conmigo
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

Salsa Dance Night - Baile Conmigo

  • The Smokestack

Come for happy hour and great food, and enjoy a free salsa basics dance lesson with the incredible Katie Koerperich from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, then dance into the evening. Bring a partner or come solo, all are welcome. We love moving to Latin beats - It's fun, social, sensual and freeing. Last Wednesday of every month.
Free

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.