Uptown Bill’s, the crosstown cousin of The University of Iowa’s Wild Bill’s Coffeeshop, will mark its 10th anniversary with several Labor Day events.
The Monday, Sept. 5, celebration begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at Uptown Bill’s, 730 South Dubuque Street. The Ralston Creek Fair and Flea Market runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. across the street.
Music performances throughout the day include: Pennies on the Rail, 10 a.m.; Drew Hayward, 11 a.m.; Irish Sessions, 1 p.m.; Tom’s String Band, 3 p.m.; Beat Prairie, 4 p.m., Deadhorse, 5:30 p.m.; and Greg and Susan Dirks, 7 p.m. A Friend Indeed, a film about Sackter, will screen at 7:45 p.m.
Wild Bill’s, in North Hall, opened in 1975 as a place of employment for Sackter and became a symbol of “abilities awareness.” It’s a project of the School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.