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Posted on Thursday November 14, 2019

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Events occurring November 14-21, 2019

November 14, 2019

Kids’ Club: Fall Landscapes - Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St. SE (641-421-3666). Kid’s Club is a cool way to explore the visual arts and treasures of the MacNider Art Museum. Designed for children between ages 5-12. It’s hands-on, fun and absolutely FREE. Event time: 6:30 – 7:30pm.


November 15 – 17, 2019

Mason City Youth Hockey: River City Rumble - North Iowa Event Center, 3700 4th St. SW (641-424-3547). Mason City Youth Hockey; Squirt & Bantams.    Free Admission


November 15, 2019

Candlebox - Surf Ballroom, 460 N Shore Dr. Clear Lake (641-357-6151). Seattle Rock & Roll band.  Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets: $24 in advance/ $29 at the door. To order tickets visit:


November 15, 2019

Live Music:  Annalibera – Mason City Brewing, 28 E. State St., Mason City (641-423-1080).  Free show starts at 8 pm.


November 16, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Exhibit:  Iowa Crafts: 44 – Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St SE, Mason City (641-421-3666).

Iowa Crafts: 44, in the Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery. The purpose of Iowa Crafts: 44 is to provide the public with further enriching arts experiences and to promote interest in and recognition of the accomplishments of Iowa artists.   The exhibition remains open through January 15, 2020.


November 16, 2019

Live Music: Jessica McClintock - Fat Hill Brewing, 17 N. Federal Ave (641-423-0737). Jessica McClintock (a Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and George Strait super-fan) will join us for a cozy, slightly country concert in November!  Jessica is Fort Dodge native who loves to perform all over Iowa, citing the occasions when she gets to open for big acts like LoCash and Jordan Davis as especially proud moments.  A self-taught musician, she loves country, oldies, and some modern pop, her influences ranging from classic country to Beatles to Coldplay.  No charge for admission, must be 21+. Event time: 4pm-6pm.


November 16, 2019

Live Music:  Bryan Odeen – Brix Wine & Whiskey, 107 S. Delaware, Mason City (641-450-1660).  Bryan Odeen is a Midwestern boy, born and raised on Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Bob Dylan, who fell in love with the mountains of North Carolina. You’ll hear hints of country, folk, rock, and gospel in a cozy setting. Like so many Midwestern towns, Bryan’s music is a bit off the beaten path, but you’re sure to find a friend if you stay a while.  Event time: 8pm.


November 16, 2019

Red Kettle Run 5K – The Salvation Army, 747 Village Green Dr., Mason City (641-424-4031).  Join us for the first annual Red Kettle 5K Run! This event will kick off our "Red Kettle" bell ringing season. The funds raised will go towards our annual Christmas fundraising campaign. Those funds go to help families in the North Iowa area during the Christmas season and throughout the rest of the year. Participants can choose to walk or run in the event. We will be starting and ending at The Salvation Army of Mason City beginning at 9am. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 racers in each age group and to the top overall male/female participant. Categories will be as follows: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Light complimentary refreshments will be on site for all involved in the race. Pre-event registration cost will be $25 per person. Day of registration cost will be raised to $30 per person. Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

November 20, 2019

Family Fun Night – Southbridge Mall, 100 S. Federal, Mason City (641-423-6688).  Join us for indoor fun for the whole family!  Event time: 5 pm – 7 pm.


November 21, 2019

Author Talk: Daniel Waters – Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St. SE., Mason City (641-421-3668).  From the author of Surf City Confidential comes Ship Bottom Blues:  A new Mickey Cleary Thriller.  Daniel J. Waters will present his newest book at 6 pm in the Mason City room of the Mason City public library.  Free admission.


November 21, 2019

Jersey Boys - North Iowa Area Community College Auditorium, 500 College Drive (641-422-4188).   • Sherry • Big Girls Don’t Cry • Walk Like A Man • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You • December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) They were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard…and the radio just couldn’t get enough of it. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, it was a very different story off stage—one that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the true-life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® Award-winning musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations, and profane “authentic Jersey language.” Show time: 7:00pm. Tickets start at $30. Call for tickets 641-422-4188 or order online at


November 21, 2019

Fall Puppet Show Day: The Snow Queen -  Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St. SE (641-421-3666). The Fall Puppet Show: The Snow Queen.  Event times: 10 A.M. • 1 P.M. • 6 P.M.  All shows are open to the public and free.  The earlier shows will be mostly school, homeschool, and daycare groups.  Eulenspiegel’s adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. There is a flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets. A feast for the eyes and the heart!  Groups of 10 or more (Schools, Home School groups, Daycare, etc.):  PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE Phone: 641-421-3666 • E-mail:


Now Showing at Cinema West Theaters

(641) 421-1617 /  / Movies starting Friday, November 15 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

General admission is $9.50; matinees general admission (before 6 p.m.) is $7.50;

Children (3-12) and seniors (62 and over), $7.25 all times. 3D movies additional $2.25.


Now Showing





Thurs: 7:00pm



Fri – Sun: 1:00pm, 6:55

Mon – Wed: 6:55



Fri – Sun: 12:20pm, 4:00, 6:35, 9:35

Mon – Thurs: 4:00pm, 6:35, 9:35



Fri – Sun: 12:10pm, 3:35, 7:15

Mon – Thurs: 3:35pm, 7:15



Fri – Sun: 12:30pm, 3:55, 7:20

Mon – Thurs: 3:55pm, 7:20



Fri – Sun: 12:00pm, 3:35, 7:00

Mon – Wed: 3:35pm, 7:00



Thurs: 6:30pm, 9:00



Fri – Sun: 1:10pm, 4:05, 6:45, 9:35

Mon – Thurs: 4:05pm, 6:45, 9:35



Fri – Sun: 12:50pm, 3:50, 6:50

Mon – Wed: 3:50pm, 6:50

Thurs: 3:50pm



Fri – Sun: 1:15pm, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40

Mon – Thurs: 4:10pm, 7:10, 9:40



Fri – Sun: 12:40pm, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30

Mon – Thurs: 3:40pm, 6:40, 9:30



Fri – Sun: 11:50am, 2:05pm, 4:20, 6:30, 8:50

Mon – Thurs: 4:20pm, 6:30, 8:50



Fri – Thurs: 9:30pm



Fri – Thurs: 4:15pm, 9:40

Mason City Attractions:

  • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum- 303 2nd St. SE - (641) 421-3666 - Wed., Fri., Sat., 9am-5pm; Tues. & Thurs. 9am-8pm. Admission Free. Admission Free. Admission Free.
  • Escape Iowa - 339 S. Delaware – (641) 357-9528 -  Escape Iowa is a live entertainment experience in which a small group of people (4-10) are “locked” in a themed room and must find clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes to escape in the time allotted.  Thursday – Sunday, see website for hours.  Admission: $18 – $20 per person. Reservations required.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House & Architectural Interpretive Center - 530 1st St. NE - (641) 423-1923; Stockman House Tours: NOVEMBER 2019 - APRIL 2020: Saturday 10 am.  Admission: $10 adults, $5 Youth 12-17, $2 Children 6-11. $8 per adult for groups of 10 or more. Architectural Interpretive Center & Gift Shop Hours: NOVEMBER – APRIL: Saturday 10am – 2pm Admission: A donation is requested when visiting the Architectural Interpretive Center.
  • Historic Park Inn Hotel (Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Hotel / Bank) Tours – 15 West State Street (641) 423-0689 Thurs. & Fri. & Sun. 11:30am & 1:00pm; Sat. 11:30am or by appointment for groups 10 or more.  Admission: $10 per person
  • Lime Creek Nature Center- 3501 Lime Creek Rd. - (641) 423-5309 – Center open Winter Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Multiple use trails open daily: 6am – 10:30pm.  Admission Free.
  • Mr. Toot Geocaching Adventure - Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. Using GPS-enabled devices, participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  Geocaching Hours: Daylight hours preferred, year round. Admission: Free; register for a free Basic Membership.
  • Prairie School Architecture Tour/Historical Walking Tour- Wright on the Park, 17 S. Federal (641-423-0689) Prairie School Tour encompasses 14 blocks & the Historic Tour is an additional 13 blocks. Walking tour guidebook is available for $5.00 at Visit Mason City, Wright on the Park, MacNider Art Museum & Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House.
  • River City Hunt – A set of adventures for all ages including puzzles, riddles, and clues that blend with the real world and the digital world using augmented reality. Designed to be fun and engaging, each adventure includes a theme and its own set of clues and puzzles.  Cost to Play: $10 per group.
  • River City Mini Golf – 100 S. Federal (641-583-5673).  Open year-round.  Hours: Thursday: 3:45-7:45*, Friday: 2:45-7:45*, Saturday: 12:00-6:45*, Sunday:12:00-5:00*, *last round starts at those times.  Cost: $7 for 18 holes.                                                                 
  • River City Sculptures on Parade – An outdoor exhibit of sculptures looping throughout the Downtown District. Maps are available at the Mason City Visitor Information Center.
  • Roller City – 600 2nd St NW (641-423-2000) - Providing safe, family-friendly skating experiences since 1978. Roller City offers a variety of open skate sessions throughout the week.  September – May: Friday 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday morning skate – 10 a.m.- Noon, Saturday afternoon skate – 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday night skate – 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday $8.00 per person, Saturday morning skate $15.00 per family, Saturday afternoon skate $6.00 per person, Saturday night skate $8.00 per person
  • The Music Man Square and Meredith Willson Boyhood Home- 308 and 314 S. Pennsylvania Ave. - (641) 424-2852. April – December tours available Friday - Saturday 1pm-5pm; January – March: Tours by appointment only. Admission; $10- Adults; $5- students.  Admission includes both The Music Man Square and The Meredith Willson Boyhood Home.









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