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!

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!

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!


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.

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!