Easter egg hunts
Saturday, April 15
Little ones can hop on down the bunny trail at several area Easter egg hunts on Saturday.
AMANA: 9 to 11 a.m., Amana Heritage Museum, 705 44th Ave.; ages 12 and younger; each child can find a basket filled with treats, including traditional Amana colored eggs; meet the Easter Bunny and his real rabbits; $6, reservations required, (319) 622-3567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CEDAR RAPIDS: H.D. Youth Center’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE; free; 10 a.m., Westdale Community Church, 3211 Edgewood Rd. SW. refreshments, prizes, more than 1,200 eggs; free
HIAWATHA: 9 a.m. Saturday (4/14), Guthridge Park, 704 Emmons St. Egg hunt, Easter Bunny visit; rain or shine; free
NORTH LIBERTY: 10 a.m. to noon, Heartland Community Church, 70 Kansas Ave.; ages 12 and under; free
Hancher: Fred Hersch Trio
Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15
Jazz pianist Fred Hersch’s latest CD, “Sunday Night at the Vanguard,” showcases his artistry with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson. An educator, innovator, composer and 10-time Grammy nominee, Hersch also is a passionate advocate for AIDS services and education agencies. He spent two-months in an AIDS-related coma in 2008, but emerged to continue his musical career, while also speaking and performing in forums that raise money for and call attention to AIDS research. His trio will perform four concerts in Hancher’s intimate Strauss Hall.
Fred Hersch Trio: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday (4/14) and Saturday (4/15), Strauss Hall, Hancher Auditorium, 141 E. Park Rd., Iowa City; $10 to $25, Hancher Box Office, (319) 335-1160, 1-(800) HANCHER or Hancher.uiowa.edu
The Pork Tornadoes: Then Vs. Now
Saturday, April 15
Three Midwest bands will take audience members on a musical trip through time, playing the best pop and rock music from the 1950s through today. The Pork Tornadoes can pull off any genre of music from any decade, but seem most comfortable playing pop and rock hits from the past 25 years. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels head back to the start of rock ’n’ roll, adhering to music from 1950 to 1969. And the dueling pianists of Pianopalooza breathe new life into the best singalong songs from the ’70s and ’80s.
The Pork Tornadoes: Then Vs. Now: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (4/15), Paramount Theatre, 123 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $15 to $20, Paramount Ticket Office, (319) 366-8203 or Paramounttheatrecr.com