World of Dance
Tuesday, Oct. 24

They dazzled you from the television dance floor, now see their fancy footwork live when World of Dance comes to the Paramount Theatre. High-ranking competitors DNA and Luka and Jenalyn, along with Juniors Diana Pombo and The Mihacevich Sisters, are ready to tear it up. Upgrade to VIP tickets to meet the stars and walk away with swag. NBC-TV’s new dance competition series is spinning off a tour, led by first-season competitors. The 10-episode series lets dancers showcase their talents and celebrate creative expression while vying for the $1 million grand prize. Series judges are executive producer Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum.

World of Dance: 7 p.m. Tuesday (10/24), Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $59.50 to $185 VIP, Paramount Ticket Office, (319) 366-8203 or Paramounttheatrecr.com


Shawn Colvin
Tuesday, Oct. 24

As a storyteller, Shawn Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leaving even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy and a searing sense of humor. In the 27 years since the release of her debut album, she has broken into the Top 10 with “Sunny Came Home,” won three Grammys, released 11 albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs and had her songs featured in major motion pictures. Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will open.

Shawn Colvin: 8 p.m. Tuesday (10/24), Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $45, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or Englert.org


Jimmy Pardo
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21

Comedian Jimmy Pardo loves Cedar Rapids. No joking. Before he found fame working the crowds in Conan O’Brien’s audiences and his popular “Never Not Funny” podcast, Pardo was packing ’em in at Penguins Comedy Club. He’s coming back for more. “I’ve been very lucky, in that for whatever reason, Cedar Rapids was one of the very first cities to respond to my nonsense,” he said before last year’s doubleheader. “I went from still being a nobody to Cedar Rapids responding to me as if I was somebody special.”

Jimmy Pardo: 8 p.m. Friday (10/20) and Saturday (10/21), Penguins Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $20 advance, $22.50 door, (319) 362-8133 or Penguinscomedyclub.com