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Event Post February 2, 2017

  • Posted: Feb 13, 2017

Feb. 2- Feb. 7th, 2017

Downtown Sioux City is the place to be!

We want to know why you LOVE your Downtown! Find your experiences and tell us about them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #loveyourdowntown and #dtsiouxcity! We’ll be hosting a contest soon with opportunities to WIN!

Check out these and more events here!

Have an event you’d like added?  Submit them here!

Road to Vegas 2- Battle of the Bands 
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Thursday, February 2nd, 2017- 8:00pmPORT NOCTURNALPort Nocturnal was started September 2015 in Sioux City, Iowa by Zach Pickens (guitar), Seth Wozny (vox), Grace Claeys (drums), Spencer Aspleaf (guitar) and Alex Emery (Bass) later resigned and was replaced by Layne Medema. The band’s sound can be described as a postmodern Midwestern Desert Rock, with elements of Blues, Psychedelic, Progressive/Art Rock and improvisational music ala jazz informing their grooves and timbres. As a unit sincerely dedicated to the power of the groove and making high quality music, with the first album coming mid 2016, they are bound to end up on quite a roll making ever the more buttery jams for audiences.


Bringing mellow and good vibes with a little bit of hip hop to set the pace.

Jordan Clark

Joe Fry Jacob “Thunderchief” Henry

Nick Powell


Out of the cornfields of Northwest Iowa we took the best available options and applied Dave Kramer’s ruralist philosophy and glued it all together and got this. And it’s amazing.

Vocals, Guitar / Luke Hawley

Electric Guitar / Ben Lappenga

Electric Guitar / Laremy De Vries

Bass / Jake Miller

Drums / Titus Landegen

Must be 21 or older to attend.


First Friday Coffee with Gnarly Pepper!

Springboard Coworking – 700 4th St. Ste. 210 – Friday, February 3rd, 2017- 9:00amStemming from Sara Gotch’s love for wanting to have healthy, flavorful eating options, she created a one-of-a-kind seasoning blend. Gnarly Pepper provides amazing flavors at your convenience. With its pouch packaging design, you can store or take it anywhere. (the lake, picnics, a bike ride, potlucks…the list is endless) Mix the packet with plain greek yogurt and Wha-la! You have a tasty, convenient and healthy way to dip.  Check it out
Stop by Springboard and hear how Sara created Gnarly Pepper.

Ode Storytelling Night at Be Yoga Studio
Be Yoga Studio – 1101 4th St. – Friday, February 3rd, 2017- 7:00pm
Addiction, death, divorce and unrealized dreams.
Our storytellers are going there, showing you can hit rock bottom and rise up again. Join us at Be Yoga Studio in downtown Sioux City at 7 p.m. Friday, February 3. The theme is “Be Moved: An ode to transitions and transformations.” The show will open with live music by Kelsey Dill. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Order online at include Ally Karsyn, founder of Ode and arts producer at Kwit-Koji: Siouxland Public Media; Brian McNaughton from Lawton; Jackie Paulson, owner of Be Yoga Studio; Tom Eakin, founder of Brotherhood Trust & Love Siouxland; Patti Strong; Lorenzo Sandoval, Dimmitt Fellow at Morningside College; and Hugh Weber, founder of OTA.

Ode is a storytelling series where community members tell true stories on stage to promote positive impact through empathy. It is produced by Kwit-Koji: Siouxland Public Media. For more information, visit Listen to stories from past events at


Midwest Dart Championships
Sioux City Convention Center – 801 4th St. – Friday, February 3rd- Sunday, February 5th, 2017- 6:00pm
Friday, February 3 – Doors open at 6:00 pm – Midwest Mixed Trips Championships
Saturday, February 4 – Doors open at 8:00 am – Midwest Team Championships and Luck of the Draw Doubles
Sunday, February 5 – Doors open at 8:00 am – Midwest Super Doubles and Singles Championships
All players must be 21 years of age
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Friday, February 3rd, 2017- 8:00pm

TESLA formed in 1984 in Sacramento as City Kidd, and was renamed TESLA during the recording of their first album, 1986’s Mechanical Resonance, on the advice of their manager that City Kidd was not a great name (in addition, there was already another band going by that name). The band derived their name, certain album and song titles, and some song content from events relating to inventor and electrical engineer NIKOLA TESLA.

The band’s lineup features lead vocalist Jeff Keith, guitarists Frank Hannon and Dave Rude, bassist Brian Wheat and drummer Troy Luccketta.

TESLA’s music is often referred to as heavy metal, but is better described as blues metal. The band’s lyrics also strayed from the themes popular in heavy metal, particularly in the 1980’s at the beginning of their career. A further distinction from their contemporaries was their blue-collar, T-shirt-and-jeans image which was in strong contrast to glam bands of the time, which were characterized by big hair, leather pants, and flashy makeup.

During the early years of their career, TESLA toured with David Lee Roth, Def Leppard, and Aerosmith. TESLA will again be joining their good friends in Def Leppard and Styx this summer as they tour the United States.

It’s been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla. Over the course of their thirty-year career, the critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—sold more than 25 million albums and performed to sold out crowds across the world. Their journey kicked into high gear with 1986’s platinum-certified debut, Mechanical Resonance, which solidified them as a household name and yielded signature anthems such as “Little Suzi,” “Modern Day Cowboy,” “Cumin’ Atcha Live,” and “Gettin’ Better.” Celebrating the record’s 30th birthday, the boys from Sacramento unleash Mechanical Resonance Live! which was released on August 26, 2016 (Tesla Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat/Frontiers).

1st Saturday Family Storytime- Puppet Show
Sioux City Public Library- 529 Pierce St.- Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 11:00amCelebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a puppet show for the whole family at the Sioux City Public Library. After the show, children can create their own puppet to take home!
Free parking on the weekends!

White Tiger Martial Arts Academy’s 16th Annual Invitational Cup
Sioux City Convention Center- 801 4th St.- Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 7:00am 
Commemorative cups in adult Black Belt divisions. Medals for all students. Electronic scoring.
Admission is $5. Children 4 years and under are FREE!
Contact: White Tiger Martial Arts
Phone: 712-293-1733
Cosmic Joint Tour Southern Run Kick Off Portal 
Vangarde Arts- 420 Jackson St.- Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 8:00pm Ultra Violet Fever and Shawn Blomberg are heading out another joint tour! Come show us your love and wish us well on Feb. 4th ! We are opening for Jon Wayne and the Pain! super stoked for this show, This is gonna be one you won’t wanna miss!!!! Show starts at 8pm all ages. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door

 Five for Fighting
Orpheum Theater- 528 Pierce St.- Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 7:30pmSinger-Songwriter John Ondrasik best known by his stage name Five For Fighting, joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for an evening of fan favorites including Superman (It’s Not Easy), The Riddle and 100 Years.

Single Tickets: $75, $50, $30, & $15
Student and Group Rates available

Please contact the symphony office to reserve your seats!

Psychic Medium Kelli Miller
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center -300 3rd St.– Saturday, February 4th,  2017 -7:00pmJoin me for an evening of connecting with your soul and communicating with spirit and loved ones. This will be a profound experience, an amazing chat, and huge on life and afterlife. I’ll take the edge off the overwhelming subject of death with my sense of humor. I’ll first talk about how I see the world as a psychic and medium, then I’ll speak about the real reason you chose to be here on Earth. Finally, I’ll be doing as many audience readings as I can during the evening. This is very interactive, so bring a friend too!Doors will open at 5:30pm. There will be a cash bar available. My personal products such as sage spray, chakra sprays, crystals, and bath salts will be available for purchase.

Tickets are only $40 and once purchased it will be non-refundable. There is no reserved seating, it is first come, first serve. I’ll see you there!

World Championship ICE Racing
Tyson Event Center- 401 Gordon Drive- Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 7:30pmCome join World Championship ICE Racing with Sioux City’s Tyson Events Center for ONE night only, Saturday February 4th. Featuring THE biggest names in professional motorcycle ICE racing and THE CRAZIEST riders on earth racing WILD Unlimited Outlaw Quads and MORE!! Rocketing around the arenas solid ice track with RAZOR SHARP studded tires at INSANE SPEEDS; going from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds. All racing for the most prestigious World Championship ICE Racing Title.

This action packed professional racing event comes with chills, spills and thrills and a no-holds-barred racing attitude that will keep you on the edge of your seats! Plus guest appearance by four time Guinness Record Holder, daredevil and professional stunt rider Ryan S. One of the fastest wheelie riders and craziest stunt bike riders on the ice. You don’t want to miss any of this!

As a special addition to the event, “Into the ICE Zone” Pit Party passes are also available by clicking here. Come meet the riders for some one-on-one time before the show.


Dave Saxby Weekend – Thai Massage, Bhakti Yoga and More!
Be Yoga Studio- 1101 4th St.- Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th, 2017- Various TimesThai Yoga Massage Workshop, Bhakti Yoga Flow and MORE!
Couples Thai Massage
6-8:30 on Saturday.
$50 per couple.
Capped at 20 couples (only need 1 mat per couple)
Partner Thai Massage! What??? During this amazing workshop you will learn how to give and (of course) receive Thai Massage. So grab your partner, best friend, or bring someone for the best first date ever!!!
Thai Massage is an ancient healing modality dating back about 2,500 years.

Sunday Morning Bhakti Flow
8-9:30 AM
Bhakti Flow is a style of Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the true meaning of Bhakti or devotion. Bhakti Flow is a total spiritual experience including Kirtan, Asana, and Meditation.

Exploring the Poses with Dave Saxby
1:30-4 PM
Investment $25

This workshop will be an open forum where students and teachers can come to work on their pose alignment through the power of touch. Whether you are new to yoga and just want help figuring out Downward Facing Dog, or an advanced student or teacher working on advanced poses, this workshop is for you!

On Sunday Kirsten will have four 90 minute Thai Massage sessions available. The session will include a full body treatment, with time dedicated to any areas experiencing acute or chronic pain, such as lingering past injuries or current muscular complaints. She uses her specialty in Thai Bodywork, doubled with training in Trigger Point Release, to target problem areas and promote overall relaxation of the body. Kirsten is also offering a complementary Luk Pra Kob treatment with each session. Luk Pra Kob helps to alleviate and sooth sore muscles with the use of heat and steamed herbs using an herbal compress.

Openings 8:15-9:45, 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00, 2:15-3:45. To book a massage or if you have questions, please message or call Kirsten directly at 402-326-2498. Massages are $100 (a $15 savings for {be} members this weekend). Register at –> –> Schedule –> Enrollments. Please register for the date that you wish to attend and choose option of half or full day workshop!

Please contact Jackie with any questions or to register via telephone.

Pepper and Less Than Jake with Red Radio and KASHED OUT
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 8:00pm


The trio, who formed in 1997 and moved to the mainland from their hometown of Kailua Kona, Hawaii in 1999, pressed pause after the release of their fifth album, Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations, in 2008.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

Devon Cadwell at McCarthy and Bailey’s
McCarthy and Bailey’s – 423 Pearl St. – Saturday, February 4th, 2017- 9:00pm

I am excited to be back at McCarthy & Bailey’s Saturday February 4th. I will be playing a full night of music with originals, covers and probably a few songs made up on the spot! Plus admission is free….

Dive Deep: Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center – 411 Pearl St. – Tuesday, February 7th, 2017- 6:00pm

Jumping into a yoga practice can be an intimidating thing. In the same way, moving from the initial physical side of the practice into a deeper, more healing and spiritual side of the practice, can be hard to do without the guidance of a great teacher.

Peggy Higman, Chopra Center trained Meditation instructor
will lead you though your practice each week.

Week One: Law of Pure Potentiality
Week Two: Law of Giving and Receiving
Week Three: Law of Karma (Cause and Effect)
Week Four: Law of Least Effort
Week Five: Law of Intention and Desire
Week Six: Law of Detachment
Week Seven: Law of Dharma

*Pre-registration is required*
*Please bring a journal or notebook*

Daddy Daughter Date Night 
Longlines Family Rec Center- 401 Gordon Drive- Tuesday February 7th-9th, 2017- 5:30pmDads and Daughters! Get ready to have a phenomenal time at our Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and get a souvenir photo of the night. All of which are included in the registration fee. Limited registrations will be taken. Make your reservations early.To register by phone, call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126 or register on-line.
Age:Girls 5 yrs and older (no age limit)
Date: February 7, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
February 8, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
February 9, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Theme: Safari
Fee: $15 per person
Location: Long Lines Family Rec Center

Happy Birthday Launchpad!
LaunchPAD Children’s Museum – 623 Pearl St. – Saturday, February 11th, 2017- 10:00amSAVE THE DATE! Bring your friends to LaunchPAD’s first birthday party on Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The party’s theme will be the LEGO Batman movie which opens in theatres on February 10. The party is FREE for members or with paid admission.
– Decorate cookies
– Build and race LEGO Batmobiles
– Take part in the Superhero Suitcase Relay
– Meet Batman and other heroes and villains
– Eveyone is invited to dress as their favorite super heroGive LaunchPAD a birthday gift to celebrate all that is good about your children’s museum! Check out LaunchPAD’s birthday wish list on Amazon. From new toys and games to office supplies, there’s something on the list in everyone’s price range. Purchases of educational toys and technology from the list helps LaunchPAD deliver innovative new hands-on programs for the kids!
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Small Business Saturday – Nov. 26

  • Posted: Nov 22, 2016

Small Business Saturday. The Day We All Shop Small.

 Downtown Partners is encouraging the community to visit your local businesses in Downtown Sioux City for Small Business Saturday. On Saturday, November 26th businesses in downtown will be open for shoppers to experience their stores and begin shopping for the holidays. Downtown Sioux City is home to hundreds of locally owned shopping and dining venues. Each business may provide something special on this day, so make sure to visit for more details on how to contact each of the downtown shops.

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Downtown for the Holidays 2016 Parade!

  • Posted: Nov 17, 2016

Downtown Sioux City welcomes you to kick off the holiday season with an evening full of activities for the entire family! “Downtown for the Holidays” is scheduled for Monday, November 21st.

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4th Annual Launch Week Supports Local Entrepreneurs

4th Annual Launch Week Supports Local Entrepreneurs

  • Posted: Oct 21, 2016

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 4th annual Launch Week, November 3rd – 10th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.

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Pearl Street Park and Donor Unveiled- Public Meeting October 25th- 7pm

  • Posted: Oct 20, 2016

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The City of Sioux City Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to unveil the proposed design for a new park in downtown Sioux City on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. The new greenspace, located at 620 Pearl Street, will be known as “Pearl Street Park”.

The addition of downtown greenspace is a priority of City Council. A modest $50,000 was allocated in the FY 17 Capital Improvement Plan budget for park development. The

Parks and Recreation Department worked with students in the Urban and Regional Planning department at the University of Iowa earlier this year to develop a long-term vision for the park project as part of a greenspace study with the City, SIMPCO and Downtown Partners. The University of Iowa students developed two park design concepts.These concepts were shared with a local supporter who is an outstanding advocate of quality of life initiatives in the Sioux City metro. The Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce that Regina Roth has pledged $500,000 towards the park project. This project would not have been possible without her very generous support. The contribution made it possible for the City to hire SmithGroupJJR of Madison, Wisconsin, a landscape architect firm, to develop a preliminary design for the park.

SmithGroupJJR worked with the Parks and Recreation Department staff and a group of stakeholders to fine-tune the concepts developed by the University of Iowa students. The City anticipates Pearl Street Park will become a popular destination in the downtown area for multiple users. It is conveniently located across from the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum and Ho-Chunk’s new market rate housing units. Once completed, the park will help attract customers of Food Truck Fridays, which was staged around the perimeter of the future park on 7th Street this summer. These are just a few of the many local programs and businesses that will benefit from the park project. “The City has been working on bringing greenspace into the downtown area for several years and we are extremely excited to see it coming to fruition,” said Matt Salvatore, Parks and Recreation Director. “Not only are we adding much needed greenspace to this dense commercial area, we are developing a beautification project that will enhance the area and create a unique urban experience.”

Due to the generosity of Regina Roth, the dream of a public park in downtown will soon become a reality. Construction could begin in the spring, 2017. Interested citizens are welcome to learn more about the project by attending a public meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m., City Hall, 5th Floor Council Chambers, 405 6th Street. RSVP here.

Downtown for the Holidays – Monday, November 21

Downtown for the Holidays – Monday, November 21

  • Posted: Oct 07, 2016

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Lighted Parade ENTRY FORM

Decorate Downtown ENTRY FORM

Downtown for the Holidays will take place on Monday, November 21st in Downtown Sioux City. Events will include the 2016 Holiday Lighted Parade at 6:15 p.m., the opening of Santa’s House and the Festival of Trees. New to this year’s events are free admission into the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a donation of a canned good or new toy and the “Decorate Downtown” contest for window/storefront displays and building lighting.

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Parking Day makes its way to Downtown Sioux City!

  • Posted: Sep 09, 2016

Park(ing) Day 2016

People take over parking stalls for one day!

 Downtown Partners, the Sioux City Blue Zones Project, SIMPCO and the City of Sioux City are asking the community to participate in Sioux City’s first Park(ing) Day event on Friday, September 16 in downtown Sioux City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park(ing) Day is an international event held on the third Friday of September where parking stalls around the world are transformed into creative, interactive spaces for the day.

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Downtown Partners Action Plan – Meetings Scheduled

  • Posted: Jul 07, 2016

Downtown Partners is calling on the community and downtown stakeholders to help keep downtown moving forward as their strategic plan is put into action. Brad Segal, with Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) has just completed a strategic plan for Downtown Partners that builds upon and enhances the groups’ action items over the next three to five years. Segal has been working with Downtown Partners and the community since February of this year to gauge the characteristics and visions for downtown Sioux City.

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Park(ing) Day 2016- People take over parking stalls for one day!

  • Posted: Jul 07, 2016

Downtown Partners, the Sioux City Blue Zones Project, SIMPCO and the City of Sioux City are asking the community to participate in Sioux City’s first Park(ing) Day event on Friday, September 16 in downtown Sioux City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Park(ing) Day is an international event held on the third Friday of September where parking stalls around the world are transformed into creative, interactive spaces for the day.

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