WHAT: Festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process and presenting new work. Features the brightest artists and thinkers pushing the boundaries of their respective crafts. Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops and screenings, participants engage in what it means to be human in today’s world.
WHERE: Various downtown Iowa City venues
WHEN: Friday (10/20) and Saturday (10/21)
GENRES: Performances, music, comedy, podcast, literature, screenings, presentations, panels, workshops, public art
COST: $40 one-day pass, $65 two-day pass, Witchinghourfestival.com/tickets; select shows available at venue or online
3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. The Creative Confessional, workshop, Blackhawk Mini Park, also 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
3 p.m. “Adam’s Run”: A video opera by Rhymes with Opera, screening, FilmScene
4 p.m. Local Media: Rising from the Dead? presentation, Iowa City Public Library
4 p.m. Somewhere is Here: Sumter County, Alabama, presentation, RADinc.
5 p.m. Composing a Career, presentation/panel, Voxman Music Building
5 p.m. Writers of Color Reading Series, Englert Theatre
5:30 p.m. Giving Out Superpowers, presentation, Merge
5:30 p.m. Empowering the Next Generation to Flourish: Reimagining Early Elementary Education, presentation, Iowa City Public Library
6:30 p.m. Broad Perspectives II: The Sankofa Outreach Connection, panel, RADinc.
7 p.m. DJ Spooky, “Explorer I Remix,” multimedia performance, Englert Theatre, festival pass or $10 to $20 advance, $25 show day
7:30 p.m. New Voices in Comedy, The Mill
9 p.m. Audrey Chen presents: “Stag Song,” performance, RADinc.
9 p.m. Karen Meat, music, Gabe’s
9 p.m. Hari Kondabolu, comedy, Englert Theatre, festival pass or $20 advance, $22 show day
10 p.m. Younger, music, Gabe’s
10 p.m. Talibam! presents: “Endgame of the Anthropocene,” music, RADinc.
11 p.m. Beach Fossils, music, Gabe’s, festival pass or $12 advance, $15 show day
10 a.m. Doorway to Intuition: Gong Bath and Sound Healing Meditation, Englert Theatre
10 a.m. Witching Hour Morning Social, Merge
Noon, Risk Taking & the Authentic Self, Merge
Noon, Finding Honey in the Rock: A Workshop of Obsession, RADinc.
12:30 p.m. Invisible and Ignored: The Power of Centering the Voices and Experiences of Women of Color through Art, Written Expression, Film and Leadership, panel, Iowa City Public Library
1 p.m. Writer Baynard Woods: “The Witchdoctor Sheriff Will See You Now,” reading/discussion, The Mill
2 p.m. Kaleidoscope: A Decolonization, presentation, RADinc.
2 p.m. Youth Rising, Englert Theatre
2:30 p.m. Honey & Mass Extinction: What every Iowan should know about the state’s bee population, presentation, Iowa City Public Library
2:30 p.m. #NYFWIA: Two Iowa Designers Crash NYC Fashion Week, screening/presentation, Merge
3 p.m. The Burrowers, presentation, The Mill
3:30 p.m. Freedom is a Feeling in the Tongue, presentation, RADinc.
4 p.m. Tom Tomorrow: “25 Years of Tomorrow,” political cartoonist, Englert Theatre
4 p.m. Witching Hour Evening Social and Trunk Show, Englert Theatre
4:30 p.m. “It Devours,” Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, reading, Iowa City Public Library
5 p.m. Writers of Color Reading Series, RADinc.
5 p.m. “Field Noise,” podcast, The Mill
5 p.m. The Future of Higher Education: A Course Evaluation & Planning Session for The Green Room, panel, Merge
5:30 p.m. Violinist Tricia Park: “Variations,” Englert Theatre
7:30 p.m. Nadia Sirota, music, Englert Theatre, festival pass or $10 advance, $12 show day
7:30 p.m. An Evening with Cey Adams: Def Jam and Beyond, presentation, RADinc.
7:30 p.m. Jak Knight, comedy, The Mill, festival pass or $10 advance, $12 show day
9 p.m. “Brimstone & Glory,” screening, FilmScene
9:30 p.m. Aparna Nancherla, comedy, Englert Theatre, festival pass or $15 advance, $20 show day
10 p.m. Philip Rabalais, music, The Mill
10 p.m. Meka Jean, art/performance, The Mill
11 p.m. Kweku Collins, music, The Mill, festival pass or $10 advance, $12 show day
11 p.m. Talibam! presents: “Osmotic Imagination,” music, Gabe’s
Midnight, Yves Tumor, performance, Gabe’s, festival pass or $10 advance, $12 show day