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Claire Adams at Big Grove

Claire Adams at Big Grove

Sunday January 19th, 2020, 4:00PM - Sunday January 19th, 2020, 7:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Musically curious and multifaceted, Claire Adams has spent more than a decade touring, recording and songwriting to hone her melodic instincts and vision. A bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Adams has lent a discerning ear and versatility to a number of projects including roots-rock outfit Katy Guillen & The Girls, and blues sensation Samantha Fish.

Picking up guitar as a teenager, Adams was immediately drawn to songwriting. Her penchant for wordplay and melody led her to Nashville to study, write and perform, sparking an interest in traveling, touring and working in collaborative environments.

Upon returning closer to home in 2010, Adams set up shop in Kansas City, Missouri, and founded the eight-piece genre-jumping collective Claire and the Crowded Stage – a project that united her pop sensibilities with non-traditional instrumentation and inspired a 2015 collaboration with fifteen-piece chamber emsemble, The Classical Revolution. This project also teamed her up with guitarist Katy Guillen and drummer Stephanie Williams, leading them to form the internationally touring blues-rock trio Katy Guillen & the Girls in 2012, with Adams on bass and backing vocals.

The release of "Better Luck," Adams' latest single, marks a transition into leaner arrangements; carrying all of her pop inclinations and songcraft into an exploration of Americana, soul, and roots, featuring jazz pianist Alyssa Murray on keys and harmony vocals.

52 interested  ·  5 going
Star Wars Trivia Night

Star Wars Trivia Night

Thursday January 23rd, 2020, 7:00PM - Thursday January 23rd, 2020, 9:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

If you're a fan of the Star Wars series, put this date on your calendar and join us for a night of trivia! May the force be with you.

FREE TO PLAY!

1st Place Team: $50 gift card
2nd Place Team: $30 gift card
3rd Place Team: $25 gift card

Brought to you by Andrew's Bar Exam

358 interested  ·  22 going
SOLD OUT: Backcountry Film Festival (Iowa City)

SOLD OUT: Backcountry Film Festival (Iowa City)

Friday January 24th, 2020, 6:00PM - Friday January 24th, 2020, 9:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

**This showing has officially SOLD OUT! However, tickets are still available to the ICNC showing in Cedar Rapids: bit.ly/BCFF2020ICNC

Spend an evening at the Big Grove Brewery as Indian Creek Nature Center hosts the Winter Wildland Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, a compilation of films that celebrate the human-powered experience through winter adventures.

Expect to be inspired to get outdoors! Win raffle prizes, grab a drink and some popcorn and enjoy ten short films that feature outdoor sports in beautiful places around the world. We will also hear from speaker Kelly Teeselink, an avid trail and ultrarunner, executive director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa and founder/co-leader of Iowa City Trail Sisters, a running group with the goal of getting more women on trails.

Learn more about our speaker, see the full film lineup & purchase tickets (on sale Dec. 15!) on our website: bit.ly/BackcountryFilmFestICNC

Sponsored by: SOKO Outfitters, Big Grove Brewery & Fin & Feather

190 interested  ·  41 going
Backcountry Film Festival (Cedar Rapids)

Backcountry Film Festival (Cedar Rapids)

Saturday January 25th, 2020, 6:00PM - Saturday January 25th, 2020, 9:00PM

Indian Creek Nature Center5300 Otis Rd SECedar Rapids, IA52403 Map

Spend an evening at the Nature Center as we host the Winter Wildland Alliance Backcountry Film Festival, a compilation of films that celebrate the human-powered experience through winter adventures.

Expect to be inspired to get outdoors! Win raffle prizes, grab a drink and some popcorn and enjoy ten short films that feature outdoor sports in beautiful places around the world. We will also hear from speaker Kelly Teeselink, an avid trail and ultrarunner, executive director of Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa and founder/co-leader of Iowa City Trail Sisters, a running group with the goal of getting more women on trails.

Learn more about our speaker, see the full film lineup & purchase tickets (on sale Dec. 15!) on our website: bit.ly/BackcountryFilmFestICNC

Sponsored by: SOKO Outfitters, Big Grove Brewery & Fin & Feather

151 interested  ·  33 going
Brewing Art: A Mini Festival | Free

Brewing Art: A Mini Festival | Free

Sunday January 26th, 2020, 3:00PM - Sunday January 26th, 2020, 6:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom is hosting its first mini arts festival!
๐˜ฝ๐™๐™€๐™’๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐˜ผ๐™๐™ :: This is a time to explore what local artists in Iowa City are creating while providing a first-hand look at their individual processes. We will have poets from IC Speaks and a number of local artists crafting pieces on Sunday, January 26 from 3-6pm.

All ages are welcome to this free event and are encouraged to join in the magic of art. Artists will be on hand to speak and answer questions while they create.

If you're an artist, or an artist you know would like to participate, we are still accepting artist applications until January 20! (Artists will receive a free brewery tour and a drink).

All studio or crafting arts are welcome by using the application link here: bit.ly/BrewingArt

341 interested  ·  20 going
Red & Blue Food & Brew

Red & Blue Food & Brew

Thursday February 6th, 2020, 6:00PM - Thursday February 6th, 2020, 9:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Come celebrate the importance of community! Despite our political differences, we have more in common than we sometimes realize.

65 interested  ·  6 going
Galentine's Day at Big Grove

Galentine's Day at Big Grove

Thursday February 13th, 2020, 5:30PM - Thursday February 13th, 2020, 11:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Galantine's Day: the best unofficial holiday of the year-- just ladies celebrating ladies.

Big Grove Brewery is throwing a party for you and your gal pals (because "you are a goddess, a glorious female warrior"). We'll have:

๐ŸนOlivia's famous Rainbow Infused Space Unicorn: gin, sour, raspberry syrup, Prosecco, and Big Grove Que Sera.
๐Ÿง‡(In lieu of actual waffles:) Our Loaded Waffle Fry Special with cheese fondue, bacon jam, and chives.
๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽคA curated playlist full of powerful female artists to charge you up on Thirsty Thursday

Grab your girlfriends and kick it with the gals of Big Grove Brewery on February 13th! *Specials begin at 5:30PM*

1627 interested  ·  65 going
Adult Prom (feat. Plastic Relations)

Adult Prom (feat. Plastic Relations)

Friday February 21st, 2020, 8:00PM - Friday February 21st, 2020, 11:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

To celebrate the release of Hazier Things Season III, we’re shutting down the back room and putting on a totally rad ’80s-themed prom. If you thought the Stranger Things Snow Ball dance was cool, you ain’t seen nothing yet:

๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽคPlastic Relations performing all the ’80s hits
๐ŸปTapping Hazier Things Season III: Starcourt + Never Ending Story
๐ŸฅœA snack table that would rival any public school dance setup
๐Ÿค˜Free to attend!

No need to spike the punch; this prom has beer. ๐Ÿ˜

133 interested  ·  19 going
Hawkeye Wrestling Club Bash at Big Grove Brewery

Hawkeye Wrestling Club Bash at Big Grove Brewery

Sunday February 23rd, 2020, 2:00PM

Big Grove Brewery, 1225 S Gilbert St Map

We’re looking to pack the place with Iowa wrestling fans before the Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling meet in Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 7:00 that evening. Coach Mark Perry and HWC athletes will be there, along with many Iowa wrestling alumni. Inner Circle members will receive drink tickets. Great way to get fired up for the Okie State meet to follow.

76 interested  ·  41 going
100+ Men PhilanthroParty & Giving Event

100+ Men PhilanthroParty & Giving Event

Thursday February 27th, 2020, 5:30PM - Thursday February 27th, 2020, 7:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Our 25th event! Thursday, February 27 — we open up our 2020 giving at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom in Iowa City. We're incredibly grateful to have their support once again (and amazing spread of food and beer) as we give and network with area leaders.

A few details are still to come... but if it's anything like past events hosted at Big Grove, our Q1 planning committee is brewing up something to make this an extra special night.

Mark "Going" if you're able to join us. If you're open to helping us grow, Share this event on Facebook or to a friend via email.

If you're not available, we hope you're a part of our uBack auto-donate platform. Please feel welcome to reach out if you need to update your account.

Not familiar with our mission and how we give more than $15,000 to Johnson County nonprofits every quarter? Here's how we make a big impact with our simple concept:
• ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜, ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€: More than 100 men gather quarterly and commit to donating $100 four times in a year. That math comes out to more than $10,000 donated to a Johnson County nonprofit each quarter. With more than 150 active members, our donations are usually $15,000 or more.
• ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: Members (that's you) are invited to nominate a Johnson County 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for the group's consideration when they arrive. Out of what are usually a few dozen entries, we'll randomly select three nominees for presentation. The three nominating members will each advocate on behalf of their nonprofit, with a brief 3-minute pitch. After the three pitches are heard, each attending member has a vote and the winning votegetter receives the cash donation.
• ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ+ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: show up at our next event with an eager willingness to meet other community leaders and support our local charitable organizations. No need to RSVP—and we'll have board members ready to greet you upon arrival. We can accept your $100 contribution by cash, check, or credit card.
• ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ: our organization requires an annual commitment, beginning on the date of your first event. Example: donate $100 at your first event with a commitment to donate to the three following giving events.

50 interested  ·  38 going
Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City

Sunday March 29th, 2020, 2:00PM - Sunday March 29th, 2020, 4:00PM

Big Grove Brewery1225 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA52240 Map

Come and join us at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City for the Fly Fishing Film Tour! This has been a sellout event the past two years and for a good reason: GREAT beer, GREAT food, camrarderie with friends and other anglers, and AMAZING films! All of that plus some great door prizes from national sponsors Costa, Simms, YETI, Scientific Anglers, and Oskar Blues!

Fly Fishing Film Tour- Iowa City is brought to you by @finfeather Big Grove Brewery, and the Driftless Flyathlon. Portions of the proceeds goes to coldwater conservation projects in Iowa!

Doors open at 1 pm and show starts at 2!

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. PLEASE NOTE very limited $20 tickets (if any) will be available due to seating constraints. This has sold out the past two years!

142 interested  ·  24 going
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