Explore and engage in the unknown.
A new and upcoming festival has arrived. “The Witching Hour”, which will take place in downtown Iowa City, will take place on November 6 and 7th.
No, this festival does not involve witches, but the name sounds cool right?
“The Witching Hour” festival will feature many different creative people such as artists, writers, entrepreneurs, scientists and others that will engage in performances and discussions throughout the 2-day festival. The discussions will be held during the day and the performances at night.
Aly High, marketing director of the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, discusses the festival in detail:
“What’s interesting about this festival is that it isn’t put together by a single entity, but instead is curated by a team of some of the most prolific presenters in the Corridor,” High says. “Together, the team has sought out artists and thinkers who are pushing the bounds of their craft.”
High also mentions that people will have the opportunity to meet the performers.
“There are opportunities throughout the festival to interact directly with the artists through discussions, including a discussion and Q&A with hip-hop collective Doomtree and Black Art / White Space, wherein black artists talk about working in white spaces.”
You might even recognize some of the featured guests appearing at the event, one being actor and comedian Brian Posehn.
You might have seen Brian in various sitcoms, movies, and talk shows. Posehn will be performing on November 7th at the Englert Theatre at 5 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m.
Another guest you might recognize is Margo Jefferson.
Jefferson is a Pulitzer-Prize winner and a long time theater and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times.
The festival will have about 30 different events, the first starting at 2 p.m. Cost to get into the event is $25 for the one-day pass or $45 for the two-day pass.
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