10 Years of the New Englert

Celebrate Local

10 years ago, The Englert Theatre opened its doors for its first live performance in over 60 years. This year the Englert will host over 300 events—live music and theatre, lectures, readings, films & more. We make this announce with heart-felt gratitude — gratitude to those who gave their time and resources in the “Save the Englert Campaign,” gratitude to the  individuals, businesses and  organizations who continue to support us, gratitude to the community that came together to make our success a possibility.

Thank you.

We have several special events planned in honor of this milestone, and we’d love for you to help us celebrate.

Where: Leaf Kitchen, 301 ½ Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City
When: Thursday, October 23
Time: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. seatings
Cost: $32/person

For reservations, call Leaf Kitchen: 319-338-1909leaf

To celebrate the Englert’s tenth birthday, local restaurant the Leaf Kitchen will prepare a special small plates dinner. Run by Harriet Woodford and chef Masae Judge, the Leaf Kitchen opened in 2007 and serves some of the best and freshest food in Iowa City (moreover, it continues to run strong as one of top food experiences in the Eastern Iowa Corridor). As the Leaf Kitchen typically offers only breakfast and lunch service, it is a true treat to open the restaurant for dinner.

(Subject to change – Pick 4 of 7 small plate items)

– Chilled smoked eggplant salad with fresh ginger
– Braised pork belly, cucumber & scallion in mini rice crepes
– Japanese Curry over pork cutlet and rice  (also can be vegetarian)
– Vegetable Spring Roll
– Asian Slaw
– Salmon Crudo
– Homemade vanilla ice cream with espresso granita and semifreddo chocolate mousse

Featuring Special Guests: Dave Zollo, Younger, Brian Johannesen & Ryan Joseph Anderson, Alex Body, Nate Logsdon, and more TBD!

Where: Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
When: Friday, October 24th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 student general admission/$15 general admission

For tickets and more information, click here or call the Box Office at 319-688-2653.


Caroline Smith, the queen of Midwestern indie R&B and Iowa City favorite, will return to the Englert Theatre on Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. for a special concert celebrating 10 years of the new Englert. It is more of a mini-festival than just a concert. A host of Iowa-based artists will also be on the lineup, ranging from experimental to traditional, from indie rock to soul.

Event #3: Conor Hanick & Dora Malech
On Gratitude: An Evening of Classical Music & Literature

Where: Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
When: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
General Tickets: $25
Students & Children: $10
Premium Seating & Pre-Show Reception: $40
(Reception, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery, will include complimentary wine and beer and a brief discussion with the evening’s artists)

For tickets and more information, click here or call the Box Office at 319-688-2653.

conor Hanick and Dora Malech concert and poetry reading

Two former Iowa City residents who have taken their art from our town and into the corners of the world will present an evening of classical music and literature. Concert pianist, Conor Hanick will play selections from Charles Ives’ “Concord” Sonata and Dora Malech will read from a selection of poems including work commissioned in 2014 by the Englert Theatre around the theme of gratitude. Tickets are $25 for general reserved seating, $10 for students and children, and $40 for premium seating and a pre-show reception in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery.

Event #3: Dinner at Palisades Cafe

Where: Palisades Cafe, 117 First Street NW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
When: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: Seating at 6:00 p.m.
Price: $30/person (corkage fees waived; wine pairings available for additional cost)

For reservations, please call the Palisades Cafe at 319-895-4041


The Menu
Subject to change

– Pumpkin bisque
– Squash panzanella
– Magret duck breast w. apple pomegranate chutney and roasted potatoes
– Dessert TBA

Where: Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $18 reserved seating in advance/ $22 day of

For tickets and more information, click here or call the Box Office at 319-688-2653.


Two of Iowa’s own will return to their home state for an evening of folk roots and prairie stomp music, wrapping up celebrations at The Englert Theatre. Pieta Brown & The Pines will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 13th, the finale to a cross-country tour celebrating the release of Brown’s new album, Paradise Outlaw. Set for release on September 30thParadise Outlaw (Red House Records), was produced by Brown and frequent collaborator and partner, Bo Ramsey. WXPN’s The Key describes Brown’s single “Flowers of Love” as “a warm, welcoming, laid back song, built on a shuffling beat, delicate banjo picking and an easy back porch, soft wind blowing vibe.”

Hope to see you there!



Leave a Reply

Season Supporters
Season Supporters