Uptown Bill’s celebrates 10 years

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.

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