1. Touchdown!

For those of you who could care less about the Iowa vs. Iowa State game broadcasting this weekend, we should tell you that there are some local college football games to attend instead. The Morningside Mustangs take on Truman State at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at Elwood Olsen Stadium, while the Briar Cliff Chargers face off against Dakota State University at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at Memorial Field.

2. Brawl for all

Think you got what it takes to win a brawl? Well now you have a chance to do so with Brawl for All 3 at WinnaVegas Casino Resort. Cash prizes will be award to the winners in multiple weight classes for both men and women – some can even win up to $1,000 depending on the number of participants. Contestants must be 18 years or older to compete and must pass a physical. Register by calling 707-495-0044 or emailing psoringside@aol.com. See the two-day event at 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday (Sept. 8 & 9) at the WinnaVegas event center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. 

3. Derby days

No, we’re talking about that famous spring horse race full of fancy hates, pressed suits and mint juleps. We’re talking about a good ol’ fashioned soap box derby. The Greater Siouxland Soap Box Derby to be more specific. Attracting racers from all across the Midwest, the Greater Siouxland Soap Box Derby is a two-day, all-ages event starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 9 & 10) at the track located north of the Lewis and Clark Stadium in Sioux City.

4. Sing it, Emily!

The Emily Johnson Band plays sparingly around town, but that just makes it all the more special when the ensemble books a show. A consecutive winner of the Siouxland’s Choice Award for “Best Local Blues Band,” the Emily Johnson Band is known for its full sound and high energy show led by its eponymous singer gifted with a powerful voice. See the show at 9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at The Marquee.

5. Sioux City gets extreme

When a bunch of Boston-bred musicians got together in the late ’80s, they decided to take their band to the extreme. Only these guys must have taken that approach literally, eventually naming the band Extreme. This energetic rock band takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at Anthem inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. 

6. Remember

Sioux City is the latest destination of The Tunnels to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series created to honor the life of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001. This run honors Siller and all those who lost their lives that day. Runners and walkers welcomed. Register online at t2tsiouxcity.eventbrite.com. The run begins at 9 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 10) on the riverfront. 

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