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Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Downtown Sioux City! (2/15/17)

  • Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Feb. 14th- Feb. 21st, 2017


Downtown Sioux City is full of ways to keep you moving! Check out all the GREAT THINGS TO DO this weekend!

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! Check out our Facebook page for details. 



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Entreprelooza!- A Celebration of Entrepreneurship.

Various locations (Click the link for more information on each event)  – Tuesday, February 14-March 3rd, 2017

Entrepalooza is the premiere celebration of entrepreneurship in the Siouxland area!

What started off as a Briar Cliff/Enactus project in 2011, with partnerships with local economic development authorities, has grown into an almost 2 week jubilee of innovation, growth, networking, and collaboration.

Entrepreneurism can come in many shapes and sizes and it has changed significantly over the years. Hear about Debra’s many experiences in her 20+ years of experience starting all the way back from her first award as a 15-year-old starting her own business to the big corporate culture and today and her ownership in a healthcare start-up.

An Entrepalooza Event. Sponsored by the Siouxland Economic Development Corporation and Briar Cliff University Enactus team. Free and open to the public.

So whether you have a great idea, looking to grow a business, or you are curious to see all the great things happening, make sure to take a look at the events calendar and stop by a few events. Maybe you will catch the bug and create the next great Siouxland business or, even better, make some new friends!

First Date- A Musical Comedy- Auditions

Shot in the Dark Productions- 413 Nebraska St.- February 15th, 2017-7:00pm

Shot in the Dark Productions Presents
“First Date” April 28th – May 15th

Shot in the Dark Productions will be having auditions on Monday Feb 13 and Wed Feb 15 at 7:00pm for First Date, a musical comedy at The Evelyn Larson Theater located at 413 Nebraska Street, in downtown Sioux City, Iowa.

The actors should bring a prepared number 16-20 bars of music is plenty. 

We will have an accompanist available on Monday but not on Wednesday. You will need to provide your own accompaniment on Wednesday February 15th. 

There will also be cold readings from the script. 

If there are any questions please contact Director Michael Skaff by phone at 712-301-4586. …

Iowa Women Lead Change
Sioux City Convention Center – 801 4th St. – Thursday, February 16th, 2017- 7:30am

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) is the state’s premier leadership organization for women, offering comprehensive leadership resources including events featuring prominent speakers, frequent networking opportunities, and other important services to advance women’s leadership in all aspects of their lives. 2017 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the IWLC Organization. Conferences in the 2017 Calendar Year will focus on the mission “10 Years Strong”.

The 3rd Annual IWLC Conference in the Siouxland Area will be held February 16, 2017 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Conference Registration will open at 7:30 AM on the 16th, with the conference beginning at 9:00. The conference will conclude at 3:00 PM that day. Student Track Attendees will begin at 8:45 AM, with their program ending at 4:00 PM. Speakers for the 2017 Siouxland Conference will include Carey Lohrenz, Jeffery Tobias Halter, and Sallie Krawcheck. For more information about IWLC, the Siouxland Conference Agenda, and Speaker Bios, please visit the link below.

Cost: Conference Attendance: $185 per person, $1850 for a Group of 10; Student Track: $99 per student, $990 for a Group of 10 Students

SCGO Innovation Market
Sioux City Public Museum – 607 4th St. – Thursday, February 16th, 2017- 5:00pm

Innovation Market is a social think-tank and business idea competition designed to grow local ideas while forming connections between like-minded leaders of every age. The event is about taking ideas, however big or small, and growing them into action. 

This year’s event will kick off with an introduction from 2017 SCGO President Chris Jackson. The Innovation Market will also include speeches from former Innovation Market winner, Lumin Therapy, and local businessman Jim Baldwin, President of Four Season’s Health Club. Concluding the evening is a guest speaker from the entrepreneurial world, John Meyer, CoFounder and CEO of Lemonly. 

The Innovation Market will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The event will take place at the Sioux City Public Museum in downtown Sioux City. In addition to participants, SCGO invites and encourages community members to attend the Innovation Market and support local entrepreneurs. 

The evening will include networking opportunities with light hors d’oeuvres from Diving Elk, McCarthy & Bailey’s Irish Pub and Diamond Thai, cash bar and beverages provided by Wine Styles and some delicious deserts from Sweet Cheeks Bakery.

We hope to see you at the event!

History at High Noon- Sioux City Brews
Sioux City Public Museum – 607 4th St. – Thursday, February 16th, 2017- 12:05pmPresented in conjunction with the exhibit, “A History of Brewing in Sioux City,” Matt Anderson, Curator of History, will trace the history of brewing in Sioux City back to 1860 when Rudolph Selzer established Northwest Iowa’s first brewery. With the notable exception of periods when state or federal law prohibited the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, brewing was a significant component of Sioux City’s industrial economy between 1860 and 1960. Local brewing re-emerged with “microbreweries” in Sioux City later. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.
Siouxland Chamber Rush Hour Connect

Gooseman Law Firm – 410 5th St. – Thursday, February 16th, 2017- 4:00pm

Join the Goosmann Sioux City Law Firm team on February 16th from 4pm – 6pm for the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Rush Hour Connect hosted at Goosmann Law Firm’s historic downtown Sioux City location, 410 5th Street. (Info here Join us in celebrating our Top 5 Things in 2016! (Read more here

1. Jeana Goosmann Selected to the 2016 list as a Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).

2. Goosmann Attorneys Selected as 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyer & Rising Stars & Martindale-AV Rated Attorneys

3. Done Over 2 Billion Dollars in Deals

4. Jeana Goosmann Graduated from Tuck WBENC Executive Program at Dartmouth

5. Donated to Over 25 Community Charities in 2016

Come get your “GOOSE” on! Bring your “FLOCK” and join the Goosmann’s Sioux City Law Firm team for a fun social event with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce! Questions? Contact Rachel Thompson at or call 712-226-7406.

Road to Vegas 2- Battle of the Bands 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Thursday, February 16th, 2017- 8:00pm


Freight train into your earhole!


Black Death Jet Set is a 3 piece band from Sioux City, Iowa.

Joe Hanson-Guitar

Rocky Hoffman-Drums

Casey Schroeder-Bass and Vocals


Through The Stone is a four-piece rock band from Omaha, NE. The band’s sound can be described as a perfect storm of gritty, soulful, heavy rock with a dash of progressive/experimental rock.

With Kate Prokop’s unmistakably powerful and emotive vocals, combined with Tanner Ashland’s raw, soaring, unwavering guitar playing, and the driving, grumbling, rock-solid bass and drums from Toby Wandel and Wes Graffius, TTS believes they have created a unique sound blending many rock genres.

Through The Stone’s first professionally recorded album, which is one of the highest pinnacles of the band’s journey to date, was released on September 11th, 2015. The band is currently making an effort to tour to as many cities as they can in order to spread their music to as many ears as possible.

Must be 21 or older to attend.


Lil Red & the Medicated Moose Band

The Grind Cafe and Lounge – 511 4th St. – Friday, February 17th, 2017- 9:00pm

Back by popular demand the awesome music of Lil Red & The Medicated Moose. Come join us for a fun night of music, drinks, food and laughs! We’ll be having lots of valentine’s drink & food specials!


Gnarly Pepper Open House

The Snug – 419 Pearl St. – Friday, February 17th, 2017- 4:30pm

OPEN HOUSE / Get the Word Out Party! 

• Friday – February 17th / 4:30-7:30pm

• THE SNUG – 419 Pearl St. Sioux City, IA 

• Ribbon Cutting : 4:45pm with Siouxland Chamber

• Light Appetizers: Sampling of Gnarly Pepper Blends (4:30-6pm)

• Product Available for Purchase

• Cash Bar

Feel free to bring others & foodies alike!


Marty Stuart

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Friday, February 17th, 2017- 8:00pm

If you were to give country music an address, you might say it’s at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where Saturday night meets Sunday morning. No one understands these coordinates better than Marty Stuart. For over forty years, the five-time Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian has been building a rich legacy at this very crossroads. On his latest release with his band The Fabulous Superlatives, the double-disc Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Stuart captures all the authentic neon and stained-glass hues of country music – from love and sex to heartache and hardship to family and God – in twenty-three tracks.


Rob Schneider with Jeff Richards

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – 111 3rd St. – Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 7:00pm & 9:30pm

Schneider is currently filming The Ridiculous Six with Adam Sandler. The Ridiculous Six will be the first feature film distributed by Netflix. This film marks the eighteenth collaboration between the Sandler and Schneider. Their longtime friendship has spanned some twenty-five years and produced comedic hits such as Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, 50 First Dates, Big Daddy and The Waterboy. Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, produced several films written by and starring Schneider, including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which was the second highest grossing DVD in the US in 2000, The Hot Chick and The Animal. Schneider has appeared in 50 films. He has co-starred with Sylvester Stallone, Rachael McAdams, Steve Buscemi, David Carradine, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kelsey Grammer, David Spade, Kevin James, Chris Rock and M. Emmet Walsh, among many others. Schneider’s films have grossed over $2.6 billion in North America alone.


Sioux City Bandits vs. First City Calvary

Tyson Event Center- 401 Gordon Drive.- Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 7:00pm

The Sioux City Bandits take on First City Calvary for their pre-season game on Saturday, February 18th! Kick-off is at 7:05pm

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet
Sioux City Convention Center- 801 4th St.- Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 6:00pm The Sioux City Chapter of the NAACP will have its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Sioux City Convention Center. The Keynote Speaker will be Sioux City Attorney Frank Baron, long time supporter of civil rights.

Contact: Treyla Lee at 712.204.1542 or Dr. Cyndi Hanson at 712.333.1038
Cost: Tickets are $50.00

Steins and Vines- Beer and Wine Festival
Sioux City Convention Center- 801 4th St.- Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 1:00pm Powell Broadcasting, with the help of Old Chicago Sioux City, Cork It, Charlies wine and spirits, and Wine Styles are coming together in perfect concord. And we don’t mean the grapes. All to kick off 2017 with an event to remember, but we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. The cooperation of these adventurous enterprises can only result in great fun that benefits everyone.

• 50 Sample tickets for any beer or wine
• Your souvenir tasting glass
• Samples from Coffee Vendors
• Tasting from our participating breweries and wineries between 1 – 4 pm
• Access to all seminars
• Access to live entertainment
• The experience of a lifetime
• MUST BE 21

Cost: $25 in advance / $35 day of show

Crazy for Coconuts
Jackson Street Brewing- 607 5th St.- Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 4:30pm

After Steins & Vines, come on down to Jackson Street Brewing for music by Devon Cadwell and Crazy for Coconuts Bottle Release. Cheers! Dave

Ballet Des Moines

Orpheum Theater- 528 Pierce St.- Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 7:30pm

In February, Ballet Des Moines will bring a new production to audiences in Sioux City. The dance company will present Triple Bill: 3-3-3 at The Orpheum Theatre on Saturday February 18th at 7:30 pm. Triple Bill: 3-3-3 by Ballet Des Moines features three short ballets by three choreographers in one evening of dance. Single tickets may be purchased at the Tyson Events Center Box Office or online through

Ballet Des Moines’ artistic director, Serkan Usta, will be joined by two guest choreographers, each presenting unique ballets featuring the company’s own professional dancers. Usta will debut his world premier contemporary ballet.

The guest choreographers include Anthony Krutzkamp, the co-artistic director for the annual summer performance event, Kansas City Dance Festival; and Ma Cong, the resident choreographer for Tulsa Ballet and an in-demand worldwide choreographer.

Siouxland International Film Festival

Various Locations- (see link for more information) – Sunday, February 19th, 2017- February 25th, 2017

ALL EVENTS $5.00 – Tickets available at the door.

See our offical program for more information:

Wednesday – 2/22 – Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

6PM – Q&A with Sioux City’s George Lindblade

7PM – Documentary Screenings

10PM – After Party at Famous Dave’s Sioux City, IA

Thursday – 2/23 – Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

2PM – Encore Screening – Documentary

6PM – Mobile Device Filmmaking Workshop with Jason Lees

7PM – “Short Shorts”

10PM – After Party at The Grind Cafe & Lounge

Friday – 2/24 – Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

2PM – Encore Screening – Short Shorts

6PM -Q&A with Funny Or Die‘s Andrew Steele

7PM – Horror/Sci-Fi

10PM – After Party at Stoney Creek featuring Live Music and more!

Saturday – 2/25 – Orpheum Theatre 

11AM – “The Write Stuff” Screenwritng Workshop with Kesshi Studios‘s Adam Gonshorowski

1:30PM – Best of the Midwest

7PM -Fesival Showcase

10PM -After Party at Jackson Street Brewing

Silent Film Sunday

Orpheum Theater – 528 Pierce St.- Sunday, February 19th, 2017- February 25th, 2017

A unique event featuring Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.” with live Wurlitzer Organ accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, IA.

Admission is $5.00 per person.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Mercy Heart Expo & Mercy TEEN Heart Expo

4th Floor- Mercy Heart Center and Leiter Room 1st Floor- 801 5th St.- Sunday, February 19th,  2017 -11:00am

Urban and Suburban Meadows

Sioux City Public Library- 529 Pierce St.- Sunday, February 19th, 2017- 2:00pm

Loess Hills Wild Ones will screen “Urban and Suburban Meadows” created by award-winning documentary filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman at the Sioux City Public Library’s Gleeson Room at 2 p.m. on February 19, 2017. The public is invited; there is no charge to attend.

A meadow garden is an area, large or small, that invites birds and pollinators to enjoy a parade of wildflowers and grasses. This low-maintenance approach creates beauty using native plants while supporting wildlife.

Each attendee will also learn what wildflowers can be ordered for their own butterfly or meadow garden. Orders will be delivered in May.

For more information about the Loess Hills Wild Ones, contact Dianne Blankenship at

Youth Art Month Exhibition

Sioux City Art Center- 225 Nebraska St.- February 18th- April 9th, 2017

The Art Center presents its annual celebration of Youth Art Month. This competitive exhibition attracts hundreds of entries from schools throughout Siouxland. Students competing in this year’s exhibition will come from area middle schools. Selecting the work for the exhibition and determining awards this year will be Sioux City artist and teacher Mark Kochen. 

Underwritten in part by The Aalfs Family Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank

Be Balanced- Intro to Ayruveda

Be Yoga Studio – 1101 4th St. – Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 8:00am

Join Jackie on this teacher training weekend to get a special look into the sister science of yoga, “Ayurveda”. 

The traditional science of Ayurvedic medicine is designed to bring the body back into balance so it can heal itself. It is a Vedic science which, like yoga, has only one purpose: to expose the illusion and neediness of the mind and become free.

In this workshop, you will learn how the natural elements relate to our own bodies, minds and every day living. We will learn how to use this wisdom to balance the self on all levels – mind, body and spirit. 

This workshop will be held on a Saturday from 8:15 AM – 2:30 PM. It will include a Hot Yoga Class right away in the morning followed by a day of discussion. Please bring your lunch!

February 18th
Investment: $50 – please choose the Full Day Workshop Pricing.

Faith Inspired Date Night

Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center – 411 Pearl St. – Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 5:30pm

It’s date night with your Valentine! Grab your significant other and join us at Evolve Yoga Studio on Saturday, February 18th from 5:30-7pm for Christ-Centered Couples Yoga. This faith-inspired yoga experience will offer couples the opportunity to move, laugh, and connect with their soul mates through the practice of yoga. Gretchen Wheelock, Registered Holy Yoga Instructor, will guide couples through a series of meditative prayers, relational intentions, massage, and partner yoga. Save your spot today! Space is limited.

Investment: $25 per couple

Questions? Email


Progressive Postcard Pub Party

Jackson St. Brewing – 607 5th St. – Saturday, February 18th, 2017- 2:30pm

Bring 2 postcards (we will tell you why when you come) 
…and some stamps???
Have a beer with some like-minded friends!

Cash Bar. If you don’t drink – Jackson Street Brewery has really good; really cold Root Beer.

Chicago-The Musical

Orpheum Theater- 528 Pierce St.- February 21st through 23rd, 2017- 7:30pm

“‘Chicago’ still GLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award® winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

Simplify the Christian Yogic Life

Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center – 411 Pearl St. – Sunday, February 19th, 2017- 2:15pm

Join this one of a kind Bible Study, Social Experiment, and Holy Yoga Series based on the book, The 7 Experiment: Stage Your own Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Through this bible study and Christ-centered yoga series, you will start your own variation of a life changing social experiment and spiritual journey. The 7 key areas of food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, and stress will be focused upon within the bible study and Holy Yoga practice. It is time to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence by shifting our focus on God, simplicity, and generosity. This bible study, prayer, and yoga practice will radically change the way you think, live, and pray.
*A minimum of 8 participants are necessary

// Meeting Dates //
(Every Other Sunday Leading Up to Easter: 2:15-4:30pm)
February 19th, March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 9th

// About your Instructor //
Gretchen Wheelock, DNP, RYT-200 with Yoga Alliance and Certified Holy Yoga Instructor. Gretchen is a born and raised native of Sioux City. As a Registered Yoga Instructor, Gretchen enjoys teaching all styles of yoga from Yin to Power. She also holds a certification in Holy Yoga to facilitate a Christ honoring experience that offers an opportunity to believers and non-believers alike to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship, and wellness.

// Investment //
$20 (Bible Study) + $10 (Book) + 5 Yoga Classes ($50) = $80*
*Book and Bible Study materials will be provided by instructor on the first meeting date for those who register by 2/10. Late registrations may cause a delay in purchasing of the necessary materials and cannot be guaranteed by the first meeting.

Questions? Email


Be Embodied- Capturing Your Essence

Be Yoga Studio – 1101 4th St. – Monday, February 20th, 2017- 11:00am

{be}Studio is collaborating with Sarah Ann Photography to bring women an opportunity to explore their sensuality and their sexuality in a safe and supportive environment. 

It is a time when women are becoming more empowered to show up, share their voice and express their bodies in ways that have been previously looked down upon. Our bodies, our femine nature and sexuality is a sacred part of our lives and it is something to explore and share with those we love and trust, not something to fear and hide. 

In this event, we will be offering 6 Sacred Body Sessions where you will have a 10 minute Flow Session with Jackie to help you get into your body and then step in front of the camera to express what you feel is your truest essence. This session can be done in whatever format you choose – whether it is in your favorite outfit or completely in the raw naked form! It can be done with your partner or maybe your truest essence is as an expecting mother. There is no right or wrong here – it is all you! You will receive a private online gallery of your images from the session to have with you but the real gift will be in the experience as you realize just how divine your essence is! 

Each participant will also receive a shirt of their choice from the Yoga and Body Image Colaition’s Yoga is for Every Body campaign!

The sessions will be $100 and all proceeds will go towards the organization: “Off the Mat Into the World”.
Off the Mat Into the World® (OTM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging yoga and activism. Founded in 2007, OTM uses the tools of yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry to inspire leaders to create conscious, sustainable change. We define activism as an act of standing for solidarity, equality, justice, and freedom for all.

Sessions can be booked by calling Jackie at 712-490-7705 and payment can be made over the phone at that time. 

Monday February 20th
Investment: $100 Donation 
TImes are as follows: 

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM 
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM 
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM 
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM 
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Biz Brew

Springboard Coworking – 700 4th St. Suite 210 – Tuesday, February 21st, 2017- 5:00pm

As part of Entrepalooza, Biz Brew is teaming up with Morningside College’s Entrepreneurship Group’s speed networking event on Tuesday, February 21 at 5pm! Hosted at Springboard Co-working in downtown Sioux City, this event is a great opportunity for you to network with other business professionals, community leaders and students. There will also be delicious samples from Gnarly pepper and Jackson Street Brewing!

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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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