There are over 232 things to do this week. Here are a few events to kick-off your weekend:



Festival of Carols - 7 p.m. Saturday, Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City Big Band Christmas Concert - 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, New Covenant Bible Church, 3090 N. Center Point Rd. Cedar Rapids  


U.S. Courthouse Public Open House - 1 p.m. Friday, Federal Court House, Eighth Avenue and Second Street SE, Cedar Rapids  


Doors of Christmas Past- free, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sycamore Mall, 1660 Sycamore St., Iowa City  


Story Time with Santa - 6 p.m. today, Hy-Vee, 4035 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids Science for Squirts: Hibernation - $2, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Wickiup HIll Learning Center, 10260 Morris Hills Rd., Toddville Wright Brothers Day - $7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Iowa Children’s Museum, 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville  


Geminid Meteor Shower - $4 to $5, 8 p.m. Friday, Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids  


Distiller’s Tour - $10, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Cedar Ridge Vineyards and Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd. NW, Swisher  


Lockren - $6, 8 p.m. today, Dance-Mor Ballroom, 77 Second St. SE, Swisher