Uptown Marion Event Calendar

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Quilt Display at the Granger House

August 23rd, 2014 until December 14th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St. P.O. Box 753 - Marion, IA 52302
In the lobby of the center we have on display quilts for the annual Quilt Walk day. Free to see. Some quilts will stay up during our Everything Marion: Treasured Memories exhibition opening on September 6, 2014.

Everything Marion: Treasured Memories

September 6th, 2014 until December 14th, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St. P.O. Box 753 - Marion, IA 52302
The exhibit present thousands of items of memorabilia from Marion's past, including pens, calendars, maps, dish ware, church plates, hats and many other kinds of toys, tools and trivia. It's a treasure trove of information about Marion's shifting business community. A valuable window into everyday life sure to stir up memories in every visitor.

McIntyre Series Event 'History for Lunch' - Marion Mixers

September 20th, 2014 until October 29th, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St. P.O. Box 753 - Marion, IA 52302
Wednesday, October 29 at Noon. Come and hear about Marion's History. Marion Mixers is one of Marion's top 25 oldest businesses featured in Everything Marion: Treasured Memories Exhibition. Bring your lunch and coffee will provided. free sponsored by the McIntyre Foundation.

11th Annual Soup Supper & Silent Auction Fundraiser

September 20th, 2014 until October 26th, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 590 10th St. P.O. Box 753 - Marion, IA 52302
All homemade soup & dessert-lovers are invited Sun., Oct.26. Supper will be from 5-7pm. Cost is $6.50 per person in advance, or $8 at the door. 6 yrs & under free. Tickets are available now at the Heritage Center. The meal includes a bowl of soup, drink & dessert. Come & have supper & see the the Everything Marion: Treasured Memories exhibition.
October

Oct 24th - Friends of the Marion Library Semiannual Book Sale

October 24th, 2014 until October 26th, 2014     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1095 6th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Best ever sale of gently used books, music, and movies! Open Friday 4-6pm for Friends members only; join at the door fro just $10-come for the greatest deals. Browse all day on Saturday. Come in Sunday afternoon to get the deals everyone else has missed and nab a bag of books for just $2. All proceeds go to MPL Friends to support the library.

Oct 24th - Brass Transit Authority at Campbell Steele Gallery

October 24th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
The music of Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Van Morrison, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, & Bruce Springsteen. Join us to welcome BTA to Campbell Steele. Cash bar. Great appetizers.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Oct 25th - IPhone Photography: The Road to Better Smart Phone Photography

October 25th, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 524 10th St. - Marion, IA 52302
Instructor David Glandon writes:"My iPhone Photography class is designed to get you on the path to better smart phone photography while covering the following: 1)Camera Set Up and Controls, 2)Using the Rules of Composition, 3) Printing your Photos, 4)Accessories for your smart phone."
Class Fee $35 Class Requirement: A Smart Phone of Any Kind

Oct 25th - Steampunk Halloween Costume Party

October 25th, 2014 at 7:30pm     Add To My Calendar
The Granger House is hosting an "Over-21" Steampunk Halloween Costume Party! Victorian parlor games, fortune tellers, croquette after dark, & more! Tickets: $10 person & can be purchased in advance or at the door. Visit our website grangerhousemuseum.org & see our event page on facebook for more info.

Oct 28th - “ImaginArt in the Alleys” Visioning Session

October 28th, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:30am     Add To My Calendar
Location: Memorial Hall
Would you like to share your vision for transforming Marion’s Uptown alleys between 7th and 8th Avenues? Over the next 18 months, thanks to a generous grant from ArtPlace America, the City of Marion will transform its Uptown alleys into inviting public spaces that encourage people to engage in healthy, active living.

You’re invited to join Dan Burden, national walkability expert, in a community brainstorming process in the street-level space of Memorial Hall. Your input will lead to creative improvements in infrastructure as well as new public art and cultural programming.

Bring your friends to stroll through the alleys and discuss “ImaginArt in the Alleys!”

Tuesday, October 28
9:00 a.m. – refreshments and social time
9:30 to 11:30 am – community visioning
Memorial Hall
760 11 St., Marion

This community visioning session is the result of a partnership between the Marion Chamber, City of Marion, Uptown and the Blue Zones Project® Marion.

Oct 31st - Mirage at Campbell Steele Gallery

October 31st, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Natalie Brown brings her amazing Jean Luc Ponty tribute band back to the gallery for one incredible Halloween party. Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211
November

Nov 6th - Saul Lubaroff Quartet at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 6th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

Saul has played and studied the art of jazz improv for 34 years, regularly appearing with The Fez, the Monday Night All-Stars, and the Johnny Kilowatt Band.

Nov 7th - Mayflies at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 7th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Original rock, with elements of bluegrass, blues, psychedelia, and American roots music.
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Nov 13th - Book Talk & Signing by Judith Hull

November 13th, 2014 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Hull will show photos and tell stories about select homes, and read from her new book, Brick Houses of Marion. Copies of her new book are available for sale in the Heritage Center gift shop for $15. Hull will sign copies at the end of the program.
This free event is sponsored by the McIntyre Foundation and open to the public.

Nov 13th - World Port at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 13th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

WORLD PORT is an Emmy winning, Des Moines based band that brings the excitement of a world street festival to each show. Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Nov 14th - Eric Thompson’s Fun-Time Music Hour at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 14th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Eric’s newest band blends the spirit and swing of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers with the groove & soul of James Brown. Reservations and appetizer pre-orders strongly recommended.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Nov 20th - Lojo Russo Band at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 20th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

Rock, blues, jam, Celtic, roots and Americana … Russo moves from sweet folk to roots rock powerfully…effortlessly.

Nov 21st - Funk Daddies at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 21st, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Nov 28th - Erin Bode Group at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 28th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Nov 29th - Bryce Janey at Campbell Steele Gallery

November 29th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211
December

Dec 4th - George Jazz Group at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 4th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

The music of the 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Dizzie, Ella, Buddy, Monk and Sinatra … what’s not to love about these cats?
Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Dec 5th - Christmas in the Park & Peppermint Walk

December 5th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Bring the kids to visit Santa, enjoy live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, storytelling, hot chocolate and popcorn. Special retail shopping event also happening in Uptown Marion. Admission is free to the public. www.marioncc.org.

Dec 5th - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 5th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
One of the most popular Iowa bands and Iowa bandleaders ever! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 6th - Bob Dorr & the Blue Band at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 6th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
One of the most popular Iowa bands and Iowa bandleaders ever! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 11th - Saul Lubaroff Quartet at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 11th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone! No Tickets & No Reservations!

Saul has played and studied the art of jazz improv for 34 years, regularly appearing with The Fez, the Monday Night All-Stars, and the Johnny Kilowatt Band.

Dec 12th - Craig Erickson at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 12th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Craig delivers a stylistic brew of blues, fusion, rock, jazz, funk, reggae, acoustic, and more.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 18th - White Tornado at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 18th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Free Live Music for Everyone!

Piano-driven nerd-rock and talky, soul tinged, rolling pop tunes. Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Dec 19th - Beaker Brothers at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 19th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
These cats fill every inch of the gallery with irrepressible joy! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 20th - Beaker Brothers at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 20th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
These cats fill every inch of the gallery with irrepressible joy! Cash bar. Great appetizers. Intimate atmosphere.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Dec 27th - Diplomats of Solid Sound at Campbell Steele Gallery

December 27th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Back for their second year in a row … DOSS delivers soul music with a modern garage band twist.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211
February

Feb 13th - Belfast Cowboys at Campbell Steele Gallery

February 13th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
We are pleased to welcome this 9-piece Van Morrison tribute band from the Twin Cities for their 1st appearance at Campbell Steele.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211

Feb 14th - Michael Johnson at Campbell Steele Gallery

February 14th, 2015 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm     Add To My Calendar
Location: 1064 7th Ave. - Marion, IA 52302
Join us Valentine’s Day for an evening of ‘Love in the MUD’ as we welcome back Michael Johnson. “A dazzling guitarist and wonderfully expressive singer. No two shows are alike.

Tickets by calling 319-373-9211