Comedian Tim Hawkins
Aug. 17

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, St. Louis native Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself on the comedy trail. The perils of marriage, home-schooling and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for good punchlines. He’s proven he’s funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Hawkins’ music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites like “The Chick-fil-A Song,” “Yoga Pants,” “Aging Rockers,” “Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife,” “Cletus Take the Reel,” “A Homeschool Family” and “The Government Can.” But you’ll have to hurry to catch him. He’s bringing the funny from Missouri to Cedar Rapids tonight.

Comedian Tim Hawkins: 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $19 to $85, (319) 366-8203 or

Moonlit Movie: ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Friday, Aug. 18

Relax and pull up a folding chair or blanket as the City of Marion proudly presents your dinner movie. Be their guest and put their service to the test as Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” unfolds under the night sky. Picnics are permitted, but if you forget your beef ragout, cheese souffle, pie and pudding en flambe, concessions will be available. This lavish musical featuring an all-star cast is based on a 1740 fairy tale about a young woman who falls under the spell of a gruff beast and his enchanted castle. Or does he fall under hers?

Moonlit Movie: ‘Beauty and the Beast’: 8:30 p.m. Friday (8/18), Klopfenstein Amphitheater, Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St., Marion; free;

World War II Remembered
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20

This program is just one way Seminole Valley Farm Museum strives to keep history alive and honor veterans. Visitors can speak with veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more recent deployments. Artifacts from helmets to vehicles and weapons will be on display, and guests might even see history in action, with a skirmish between different re-enactment groups. Admission is free but donations will benefit the Farm Museum and Eastern Honor Flights, which take veterans to Washington, D.C., to tour the memorials.

World War II Remembered: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (8/19) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (8/20), Seminole Valley Farm Museum, 1400 Seminole Valley Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; free, donations accepted