‘Underneath the Lintel’
March 30 to April 9
Film and television actor Patrick O’Brien of Edina, Minn., is bringing his one-man show, “Under the Lintel,” to the Old Creamery Theatre in Amana. Portraying a reclusive librarian who finds a book 123 years overdue, he embarks on a worldwide quest to track down the borrower. In the process, the librarian uncovers a mystery that transcends the ages — or is he just mad? O’Brien has appeared in dozens of films, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Stuart Little” and “Pleasantville.” On TV, “Saved by the Bell” fans will recognize him as Mr. Dewey. Other television credits range from “CSI,” “ER” and “Monk” to “The West Wing,” “Baywatch,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Married ... With Children.”
“Underneath the Lintel”: March 30 to April 9, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana; 2 p.m. Thursday, Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday; $16 to $26, Old Creamery Box Office, (319) 622-6262 or Oldcreamery.com
John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky
Sunday, April 2
Another pair of favorite CSPS musicians is reuniting for Legion Arts’ 25th anniversary Reunion Concerts Series. John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky, who have made their mark separately in the folk realm, also teamed up in 2010 with Eliza Gilkyson to form Redhorse. In 1998, Kaplansky joined Dar Williams and Richard Shindell to create the folk supergroup Cry, Cry, Cry. Gorka honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry, insightful and sensitive singer-songwriter. He’s released 12 albums, and his songs have been recorded by artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter and Nanci Griffith.
John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky: 7 p.m. Sunday (4/2), CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $35 advance, $40 door, CSPS Box Office, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org
The Harlem Globetrotters are making another pass through Cedar Rapids, when their 2017 World Tour hits the U.S. Cellular Center court. The game features ball-handling wizardry and entertainment for all ages. Since the first road game on Jan. 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Ill., the Globetrotters have played in 122 countries and territories on six continents, except Antarctica. The contests are real, and both sides play to win. For an additional $22, Magic Pass ticket-holders can hit the floor with the team before the game, aiming for baskets, trying out ball tricks and scoring autographs and photos.
Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. April 6, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; $24.50 to $94.50, venue box office, 1-(800) 745-3000 or Uscellularcenter.com