James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach will be performed in October by the Black Hawk Children's Theatre.

A rundown of events happening this fall


9 “Steel Magnolias,” Waterloo Community Playhouse, 7 p.m. Hope Martin Theatre, Waterloo Center for the Arts, through Sept. 13

11-14 National Cattle Congress Fair, Waterloo

19 North Iowa Bach Cantata, UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, 12:15 p.m., Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls

21 Fall Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

25 Matt de la Pena, teen author, 6:30 p.m., Cedar Falls Public Library

26 “County Fair,” UNI Scholarship Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC

27 Reinbeck Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Catapult: Living Shadows, 3 and 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium, Wartburg College, Waverly


2 Tour de Loo, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., downtown Waterloo

3 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

3-4, “James & the Giant Peach,” Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, WCA; shows Oct. 11-12

3-12 “Squabbles,” Cedar Falls Community Theatre, Oster Regent Theatre, Cedar Falls

4 Lollipop “Bright Brass,” wcfsymphony, 10 a.m., WCA

5 Rockapella, Wartburg Artist Series, 7:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium, Waverly

8-10 Halloween Hikes, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls

9-12 “Sweetest Swing in Baseball,” Theatre UNI, Strayer-Wood Theatre, UNI, Cedar Falls

10 Pianist Beatrice Rana, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC

11 “Celebrate,” Wcfsymphony, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC

14 Author Capt. Luis Montalvan & his dog Tuesday (“Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Saved Him,” 6:30 p.m., Waterloo Public Library

16 Dmitri Vorobiev, Beethoven piano recital, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC

18 Spirit Walk, Grout Museum 3:30 and 7 p.m.

Jay Campbell, “The Charming Cello,” Wartburg Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Neumann Auditorium, Waverly

18-19 The Best of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Great Hall, GBPAC, 7:30 p.m.

19 Cedar Falls Historical Society Cemetery Walk, 1:30 p.m., Fairview Cemetery

21 UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC

22 Northern Brass Trio, 7:30 p.m., Russell Hall

23 Spotlight Series, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

24 Roots & Boots (Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw), 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

24-26 Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar Show, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Electric Park Ballroom

30-Nov. 2 “Love and Information,” Theatre UNI, Strayer-Wood, shows also Nov. 6-9.

UNI Concert Chorale, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC


1 “Surprise,” wcfsmphony, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

1-2 UNI Suzuki School Recitals, Russell Hall

2 Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, 3 p.m., GBPAC

5 Spotlight Series, Jazz Band One, 7:30 p.m. Russell Hall

6 New Third Stream Quartet, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC

UNI Children’s Choir, 7 p.m., Russell Hall

UNI Horn Choir, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC

7 Under the Harvest Moon, 6 p.m., Rotary Reserve, Cedar Falls

8 Lollipop Concert, Crazy Clarinets, 10 a.m., Waterloo Library

8-9 Holiday Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., WCA

11 UNI Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

12 Instrumental Concerto Competition, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

13 “Beyond Glory,” 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

14 Trio 826, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC

14-22 Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” BHCT, WCA

16 “Elf,” 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

19-23 Sartori Memorial Hospital Festival of Trees, GBPAC

19 UNITUBA, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

20 UNI Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

21 UNI Opera Scenes, 7:30 p.m., Russell Hall

28 Holiday Hoopla kick-off, 6-8 p.m., downtown Cedar Falls

29-Dec. 21 “A Piffledywiff Christmas,” Lampost Theatre, Cedar Falls


3 UNI Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC

5 UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6

5-14 “Storybook Christmas,” CFCT, Oster

6-7 Christmas With Wartburg, Neumann Auditorium Waverly

7 Cedar Falls Historical Society Christmas Walk, 2-5 p.m.

9 “Chimes of Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

“Peter and the Wolf,” 7 p.m., Wartburg Symphony, Neumann Auditorium

12 Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC

12-19 “Seussical,” WCP, WCA

13 “Sing,” wcfsymphony, 4 to 5 p.m., GBPAC

Winter Wonder’loo, 3 to 6 p.m., downtown Waterloo

14-15 Jim McDonough’s Holiday Grande, 2:30 p.m., GPBAC


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