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At a sleepover, the Pink Ladies enjoy Marty's story about her boyfriend who sends her gifts from Japan, in a scene from Waterloo Community Playhouse's 'Grease,' which opens tonight in downtown Waterloo.

Live to 9

  • Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. today.
  • Location: Sturgis Park, downtown Cedar Falls.
  • Details: Music by Staebell-Day. Food and beverage vendors available.
  • Admission: Free.

RiverLoop Rhythms

  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. today.
  • Location: RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo.
  • Details: Music by the Brazilian 2Wins. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand.
  • Admission: Free.

Gilbertville Daze

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. today and all day Saturday.
  • Location: Gilbertville.
  • Details: Enjoy a car show, music, 5K run and fireworks.

Riverview Gospel Sing

  • When: Today and Saturday.
  • Location: Riverview Conference Center, 439 N. Division St., Cedar Falls
  • Details: A week of celebration and revival. Concerts every night. Go to for a schedule and ticket information.


  • Time: 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. Sunday (shows also July 20-22, July 27, July 29).
  • Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St.
  • Details: Grease is the one, from “Summer Nights” to “You’re the One that I Want.” Join Sandy and Danny, the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds for this musical-comedy-romance, and gentle satire of teen life in the '50s.
  • Tickets: $25 for adults and $15 for students; to order, call 291-4494 or to go

Waterloo Waterhawks Ski Show

  • Time: 7 p.m. today.
  • Location: Eagle Lake, 100 Waterhawk Road, Evansdale.
  • Details: The Waterhawks are celebrating 60 years of show skiing in 2018. They will be taking the audience through the decades with our show this season.
  • Admission: Free; gate opens at 5 p.m. Bleacher seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a beach blanket for lakeside seating.

Movies Under the Moon

  • Time: Dusk today.
  • Location: Overman Park, downtown Cedar Falls.
  • Details: The movie to be shown is "Trolls." Musical entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. in the park. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the movie.

Ridiculous Days-Waverly

  • Time: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Location: Downtown Waverly.
  • Details: shop backdoor bargains and front door finds during Waverly’s summer sidewalk sales. Due to the construction and limited sidewalk space, alleys also will be blocked off so merchant can put inventory out front, out back, or both.

Accel Triathlon

  • Time: 8 a.m. Saturday.
  • Location: George Wyth State Park.
  • Details: For race details, go to

6th Annual Ride & Drive for the Girls

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Location: Lofty's Lounge, 3480 Lafayette Road, Evansdale.
  • Details: This will be the 6th Annual Ride & Drive for the Girls on behalf of Lyric Cook-Morrissey and Elizabeth Collins, kidnapped and killed six years ago.Proceeds from The Ride & Drive are split 50/50 between Angels Park in Evansdale and Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers.

Paws to the Pavement 5K

  • Time: 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Location: Jesup City Park.
  • Details: Glow stick run. All proceeds to the Otter Creek Animal Shelter.

Cedar Valley Chamber Music Concert

  • Time: 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls.
  • Details: The theme is 'Raiders of the Lost Art." Audiences will become acquainted with several lesser-known composers from the past, as well as explore unfamiliar pieces by familiar composers.

ISU Insect Zoo

  • Time: 10 a.m. to noon Monday.
  • Location: Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St.
  • Details: The drop-in zoo exhibit will be available in the meeting room. There will be two hands-on workshops in the afternoon at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Afternoon workshops are for all ages and are limited to 30 participants, so registration is required (parents attending with children also need to register). To register, call the youth desk at 859-3282. Funding for this year's summer library program provided by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation, Robert and Shirley Berg fund for use by the library.

Summer Cops N Kids Book Event

  • Time: Noon Tuesday.
  • Location:  Becker Elementary, Waterloo.
  • Details: Quota Club event. Volunteers will be there handing out books.

Red Herring Theatre presents "Sagittarius Ponderosa"

  • Time: 7 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Location: Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls
  • Details: Readers theater performance. "Archer returns home to the forests of eastern Oregon to care for his sick father. At night under the oldest Ponderosa Pine, he meets a stranger who knows the history of the forests. Sagittarius Ponderosa reveals the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart." --- New York Times Review

Cedar Falls Municipal Band

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Location: Overman Park, Second and Franklin streets, Cedar Falls.
  • Details: 45 talented musicians perform free in an open-air concert.

L.A. Stories: Forgotten Composers of the Silver Screen

  • Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Location: Kamerick Art Building, University of Northern Iowa campus, Cedar Falls.
  • Details: The UNI Gallery of Art in partnership with Cedar Valley Chamber Music, will persent a concert. In addition, the gallery will offer a one-night-only art exhibition titled "In Sync: Objects from the UNI Permanent Art Collection." A reception will follow.
  • Tickets: $25 for adults and free for all students who present a valid school identification. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Proud Image concert

  • Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Location: Wilder Park, 22301 Highway 3, Allison.
  • Details: The Proud Image Chorus will give a summer concert outdoors.

Waterloo Municipal Band

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Location: RiverLoop Amphitheatre, downtown Waterloo.
  • Admission: Free.

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