UPCOMING EVENTS

From gallery openings to theatre productions, sing-alongs and beyond, we host a variety of events at the downtown Arts Center and other venues in town. 

Check back for ongoing updates! 


SEPTEMBER
Music from the Prairie: Marc & Brandi Janssen  -  September 22, 7:00pm. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Folk musicians and Grinnell College alums perform, followed by a local foods reception. Sponsored by Grinnell College Center for Prairie Studies

Local Artist MarketSeptember 28 - 29. THE STEW
Featuring fiber arts, ceramics, woodworking, and more. 


OCTOBER
Pink Neighbor and In Rooms - October 5, 7pm. THE STEW
Des Moines-based In Rooms brings their Latin-influenced to the Stew for the night, with Grinnell's own Pink Neighbor opening. 

Twelve Angry Jurors - October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21. THE LOFT THEATRE
Grinnell Community Theatre presents an award-winning drama, directed by Tom Lacina. 


NOVEMBER
Dia de los Muertos Celebration - November 3. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Hosted by local musician Karin Stein, more info coming soon…

Writers @ Grinnell with Jessica Hopper - November 6. THE STEW
In collaboration with W@G, the Stew will host music critic and journalist Jessica Hopper for a special workshop and reading.

Reading and Book Release with Betty Moffett - November 11, 4pm. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Join us in celebrating the book release of local storyteller Betty Moffett. Festivities include light snacks and live music provided by Tammy McGavock.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Jingle Bell Holiday - November 17, 5-8pm. GRINNELL ARTS CENTER
Our second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for MICA in conjunction with Jingle Bell Holiday.

Local Artist Market - November 17-18. THE STEW
Featuring ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, and more.

Karen Meat + pictoria vark - November 30, 7pm. THE STEW
Iowa-based Karen Meat perform their fun and theatrical indie-rock, featuring home-made costumes and more. Grinnell College act pictoria vark will open.