10 Fun Quad-Cities Things To Do Week of April 12th: Painting, Trivia, Music and MORE!
QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition of Fun10QC on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Clock, Inc. Offers At-Home Fun
Tired of being quarantined? Clock, Inc. would like to help you out with that! Clock’s goal is to make being stuck at home more fun!
Clock, Inc. LGBT+ Community Center continues to provide safe and reliable services throughout these times, in the form of virtual entertainment! They have planned out a whole week of games and trivia events so you can stay connected with the Clock community without leaving your home!
From virtual tournaments to Jackbox Games to trivia on some of your favorite topics, you’re sure to have a great time with these events. The link for each event will be posted on Clock’s Facebook at the start time of the event!
Here is this week’s schedule of virtual events:
Monday Apr 13
2 p.m. Jackbox Games- Quiplash
3 p.m. Jackbox Games- Fakin’ It
Tuesday Apr 14
2 p.m. Disney Movie Trivia
7 p.m. 80’s Movie Trivia
Wednesday Apr 15
4 p.m. Battleship Tournament
7 p.m. Battleship Tournament
Thursday Apr 16
2 p.m. TV Sitcom Trivia
7 p.m. 90’s Nickelodeon TV Trivia
Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi
Let’s show some Quad Cities love to longtime Mercado vendor Restaurante El Mariachi (1317 15th Street Moline) with a Curbside Cash Mob!
Curbside Cash Mob at El Mariachi will take place this Wednesday Apr 15 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. For this event, they will be selling enchiladas ($17 per dozen including tax) and chile rellenos (6 for $18 including tax) in addition to their regular menu.
Choices of enchiladas are:
1) Potato and Chorizo
2) Seasoned Chicken
3) Seasoned Ground Beef
Please place your order by Tuesday Apr 14, by messaging or calling Virginia (309) 737-2435. If you would like to prepay, she will help you complete your payment.
Pickup Info: (Wednesday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.)
1) Call 309-737-2435 when you arrive
2) If you have pre-paid, staff will bring your food to your car. If you have to pay with cash, exact change is preferred.
Thank you for supporting our beloved local restaurants!
Cooped up Kids in the Kitchen at Hy-Vee
Looking for something fun to do with your kiddos from the comfort of your own home? Join Hy-Vee (201 10th Ave W Milan) for Cooped-Up Kids in the Kitchen!
Join your Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina for a fun and interactive Facebook Live event where she will guide you and your little chefs through a very simple recipe.
Check out these upcoming fun-filled events:
Tuesday Apr 14
Bumble Bees and Flowers – This class will be celebrating spring! You will use food to make Bumble Bees and Flowers.
Thursday Apr 16 at 10 a.m.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie– This class is still celebrating spring by focusing on a few fruits that are currently in season right now: strawberries and mangos. Tune in for a delicious tutorial of how to make a Strawberry Mango Smoothie.
Can’t attend live? No problem! Cooped-Up Kids in the Kitchen will be available after the live broadcast on the Milan Hy-Vee Facebook page to view at a time that is more convenient for your family.
Questions or concerns about the ingredients needed for these classes? Contact Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina at email@example.com.
Enjoy Dinner and a Movie with Phish
Have your Tuesday evenings been blending into your Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings? Well, then it’s time to set them apart from the rest! How, you ask? By joining the jam-tastic band, Phish, for Dinner and a Movie!
Each and every Tuesday night, Phish is providing their fans with a virtual Dinner and a Movie. Each week showcases a new live Phish show which streams on Phish’s Facebook page or at https://webcast.livephish.com/. In addition to the show, recipes are provided beforehand for everyone to enjoy. Viewers are asked to post photos of their version (no need to run to the store, remember social distancing) of the recipes with the tag #phishdinnerandamovie.
This coming week’s Dinner and a Movie features Phish’s August 22, 2015 show from Magnaball in Watkins Glen, NY. As this show is three sets, the stream will start a bit earlier than usual at 6 p.m. Befitting a three-set show, the recipe this week is a three-course meal from Jon and Briar Fishman and their staff at the Lincolnville General Store in Maine.
Hunger Free America has been selected as the beneficiary for this webcast. All donations made via The WaterWheel Foundation that day will be given to that organization. You can donate any time at phish.com/waterwheel.
Davenport Public Library Goes Virtual with Little Makers at Home
Looking for the cure for late afternoon boredom? Then join the Davenport Public Library on Facebook Live with Little Makers at Home!
The popular Little Makers program has gone virtual and will now take place on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. on the Davenport Public Library’s Facebook page. Join Miss Christie for simple crafts you can make with things you probably already have around the house!
Let’s get creative!
Virtual Paint Nites with Yaymaker
Social distancing and staying home come with many challenges, one of which is finding entertainment. But thanks to Yaymaker, finding entertainment just got a lot easier!
Yaymaker Quad Cities continues to help community members find those YAY moments, by taking their Paint Nites to the next level. Virtual Paint Nites! Get all the Yaymaker elements you know and love from the comfort of your home.
For these events, you will need the usual Paint Nite set up, your own brushes, acrylic paint, and canvas (or whatever you would like to paint on). A cup of water to keep your brushes wet or rinse of paint is also recommended, and some paper towels for wiping off your brushes and potential spills!
Grab a snack and hop on to the live video streaming service. Our expert hosts will then walk you through how to make your unique masterpiece!
This week’s list of virtual Yaymaker events:
4/13 at 6:30 p.m. Virtual Paint Nite – Teal Tree in Moonlight
4/15 at 6:30 p.m. Virtual Paint Nite – Peach Hummingbird
4/16 at 6:30 p.m. Virtual Paint Nite – Enchantment
4/18 at 2 p.m. Virtual Paint Nite – Bubbles the Turtle
Tales for Tots Online with Bettendorf Public Library
Looking for interactive entertainment for your little ones at home? Then join the Bettendorf Public Library with their Tales for Tots Online!
Tales for Tots Online takes place Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. on the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube page. Children (birth to age three) and a caregiver are invited to attend these online sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more.
The Quarry Digitally Released this Friday
From the novel by Damon Galgut comes this searing thriller, a tale of sin and redemption set in the wilds of Texas.
Lionsgate releases The Quarry digitally On Demand this Friday Apr 17.
After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter (Shea Whigam, JOKER) travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter’s sermons of forgiveness, the local police chief (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, THE SHAPE OF WATER) is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom.
Michael Jordan Documentary Mini-Series ‘The Last Dance’
ESPN’s highly anticipated 10-part docuseries on Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance”, originally set to debut in June 2020 will now premiere this weekend!
Michael Jordan is one of the most celebrated figures in popular culture and is almost universally regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. In a career filled with too many accolades to list, MJ dominated the ’90s, leading the Chicago Bulls to six championships. The only years the team didn’t win it all during this incredible run, were when Jordan was either retired or trying his hand at minor league baseball.
In 1997-1998, Jordan’s final season with the Bulls, an NBA Entertainment crew followed the team, capturing never-before-seen footage. ESPN has partnered with director Jason Hehir (“The Fab Five,” “Andre the Giant”) to use this footage to create a new documentary miniseries called “The Last Dance.”
In addition to the footage collected in the 1997-1998 season, the documentary will include new interviews featuring various people involved with the team. The trailer features appearances by Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr, Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, and a modern-day Michael Jordan paired with a comically large cigar.
“The Last Dance” will unfold across 10 episodes over five weeks. Two episodes will air every Sunday at 8 p.m. starting this Sunday Apr 19, with the final installments dropping on May 17.
The series will be aired live on ESPN in the United States through various cable and satellite packages that carry the network. International viewers can watch the show on Netflix the day after each episode airs on ESPN. If you want to watch live without a traditional cable subscription, you can stream “The Last Dance” using live TV streaming services with access to ESPN, including Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, and Youtube TV.
Lissie Solo Acoustic Livestream Concert
Quad Cities native, Lissie, brings her talent and live presence to the safety of our own homes!
Check out Lissie’s Solo Acoustic Livestream on Sunday Apr 19 at 2 p.m. at https://lissie.veeps.com/stream/events/cd33094d8fbd.
Message from Lissie: “Hi Friends! I’m playing another online concert on Sun. April 19th at 3PM ET! 20% of the proceeds are going to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Meals on Wheels and the Secoya Coronavirus Isolation Fund (a friend is organizing to directly help Tribal elders quarantine in Amazonian Ecuador & Peru). So please get your tickets & join me! I’m going to be digging deep & playing those songs you request that I never play! I hope you’re all staying safe, smart & sane! Much love!”
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