Category: Local things to do

The Story of The Nutcracker 2022

As performed by the DCYB – 2022 Act One Clara is celebrating Christmas Eve at the home of her grandmother, an elegant duchess. Friends and family have all been invited, and the evening is filled with merriment, dancing, and surprises, including the charming Toy Soldiers, who march with precision. The maid announces strangers at the…
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Read The Full Story: Sleeping Beauty

The Heartland Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Opera House April 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022. Read the story of the ballet here. Once Upon a Time… Act I The Christening – A celebration is taking place in an Ancient Court. A kind and good King and Queen have at last had their…
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More Easel Wars Artists

It’s time to meet our next 2 Easel Wars artists! Painting “head-to-head” on Thursday, March 24th at 7:30 will be Erica Wilson and Lisa Howell! Erica Wilson Erica grew up in Dubuque, Iowa with brief stints making art in Iowa City, Iowa and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. She’s been back in Dubuque since 2017 and currently works…
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Meet the Artists

We are excited to announce our first two painters for Easel Wars Season 3! Painting “head-to-head” on Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 will be Ruth Bockenstedt Deutmeyer and Lily Nesta! Ruth Bockenstedt Deutmeyer You may recognize Ruth from productions at the Grand Opera House including A Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life. Ruth “Call…
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Valentine’s Day Ideas from the Grand

Are you still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or outing? We put together a list of local eateries, events, and shops that would make great date nights, friends’ night out, or special treat just for you!