Thursday, January 11th • Circus No. 9. Progressive acoustic band with bluegrass, jazz, and rock influences. With a 6 p.m. set by Steve & Michaela McLain. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net. Friday, January 12th • Beginning Beekeeping. The first of an eight-session series, covering the annual cycle of beekeeping—from establishing a hive to harvesting and marketing the honey. RSVP by Jan. 11. 6–9 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0664.