It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week!

Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week's FUN10!Every Sunday, we 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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …

Get Crafty With Crafty Cat

Crafty Cat, 'Murder,' Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest FUN10!Crafty Cat is slinking in Friday! It’s Alternating Currents Fest 2021‘s Art Extravaganza!!
Crafty Cat Indie Art Fest will take place Friday, August 20, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 21, 10a.m.-4 p.m. at the Great Hall, RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport.
It’s FREE to attend!

It’s A Zach Attack On Tomfoolery On Tremont

Tomfoolery On Tremont, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport, presents ZACH MARTINA Sunday, August 22 at 8pm.
Tables of 2 are $24; Tables of 4 are $48.
Zach Martina Bringing The Funny To Tomfoolery On TremontThus far, life has exceeded the expectations of Zach Martina. He certainly never thought some stranger would be reading to find out more about him but here we are. Here’s what you need to know – He loves his wife, his daughters are a constant source of inspiration, and his hair is real. Also worth noting – he’s not angry, he’s just passionate about the inane topics he chooses to ponder. HE’S NOT SCREAMING; HE’S MAKING SURE YOU HEAR HIM!!!
Zach brings his big energy to crowds across America delivering dark jokes in a delightful manner while pointing the finger of blame at everyone except himself. You’ve heard him on Dumb People Town, The Bonfire, and his debut album “Skunkman” spinning regularly on Sirius/XM. He’s performed as part of Rock on the Range & the Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest (among others) and has shared the stage with Rory Scovel, Big Jay Oakerson, the Sklar Brothers, Chad Daniels & Kyle Kinane.
He hopes you like him –then maybe more people will like him and those closest to him will stop calling comedy his “hobby”

Quad City Music Guild Presenting ‘Matilda’ For Last Time Today

Quad City Music Guild will present “Matilda: The Musical” August 15, with a show today, Sunday, at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline.

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Ali Knollenberg, left, and Wrigley Mancha in Music Guild’s “Matilda.”

Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11.

Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now!

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library!

Crafty Cat, 'Murder,' Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest FUN10!Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week.

This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.)

For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org.

Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series Shines On Moline

Moline Centre on Friday was excited to announce this year’s lineup for the Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off

17th Street and River Drive.

“It has been 610 days since our last FREE concert @ Bass Street, and we are ready to ‘safely’ party with all of you again on the plaza!” it posted on Facebook, noting it is partnering again with Courtesy Car City as both the title and vehicle sponsor for this year’s concert series.

Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety guidelines,” the group posted. “We ask that all guests please wear a mask anytime social distancing is not possible. Social distance whenever possible. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be provided. Avoid concentrated gatherings of people. Please stay home and do not attend these concerts if you are sick or feeling sick.”

The Thursday night lineup for the free 7 p.m. concerts is:

  • 12: Smooth Groove
  • 19: Avey Grouws Band
  • 26: Alewife
  • 2: Dynoride

RME Rocks With Live At Five On Fridays

The River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, has brought back the free Live@Five on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles.

This year’s schedule of bands is:

Playcrafters Presenting ‘Whistleblower’s Dilemma’

Playcrafters Barn Theatre continues its Barn Owl season with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma, an original dramedy written by Jim Sederquist, Bettendorf. The show will be presented through Aug. 22nd at the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline.

Moline's Playcrafters continues with original playwrights with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

Andy Sederquist, left, and Andy Curtiss in “The Whistleblower’s Dilemma” at Playcrafters.

Joe loves his community and the factory that his grandfather helped build from scratch. When Joe discovers the factory’s current owner is embezzling millions of dollars from the state, and setting Joe up to take the blame, Joe decides to take an unusual route: he makes the fraud bigger.

Jackie is a star fraud investigator but frustrated with office politics. When she stumbles on something big that just happens to be at the wrong time of the year, she’s forced to not ask any questions. But that doesn’t stop her from investigating.

How does it end up for Joe? For Jackie? And how are cell phones, yoga, and a rolling

Moline's Playcrafters continues with original playwrights with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

Elle Winchester, left, and Sara Laufer in “The Whistleblower’s Dilemma” at Playcrafters.

whiteboard stored in a bathroom involved? Find out in The Whistleblower’s Dilemma. 

Fridays and Saturdays, the doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sundays are 3 p.m. matinees with the doors opening at. Reservations can be made by calling the Playcrafters box office at 309-762-0330 or by visiting the website at www.playcrafters.com.

General admission is $12 and military and senior admission is $10. All audience members will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Blackbox Theatre Debuting New Thriller

Opening August 19th at Blackbox Theatre in Moline is the psychological thriller “Murder in Green Meadows” by Douglas Post. The original production received six Emmy Award nominations when presented on TV with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The Black Box production stars James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams and directed by Jacqueline Isaacson. Set design by Adams Black Box Theatre Debuting 'Murder In Green Meadows' Aug. 19with construction by Michael Kopriva. The production will run from August 19th through August 28.

Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows”  “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points. Four stars.” —WMAQ-TV. “It spins a web of deception, sex, murder and mind games as two suburban couples discover their darker sides.” —Chicago Tribune. “An archly manipulative psycho-thriller…a well-made murder mystery…it holds your attention like a leash.” —Windy City Times. “A screaming hit…a tautly constructed plot…the people are the action.” —Portsmouth News. “This tale of lust and death in the ‘ideal’ home is certain to become a classic.” —Southampton Daily Echo.

On picking the show for the season co-founder Adams said, “It’s not that you don’t know who done it, it’s finding out why.”

The plot finds Thomas Devereaux (Driscoll), a successful architect and local contractor, and his beautiful wife, Joan (Winn), have just moved into their dream house in the quiet suburban town of Green Meadows when they are visited by their new neighbors, Carolyn and Jeff Symons, and a friendship develops quickly between the two couples. But underneath the cool, middle-American exterior, something is truly rotten. A previous sexual relationship is revealed, as is the fact that Thomas learned of the infidelity and may have murdered his wife’s lover. Then, one summer evening, following the Symons departure after a friendly game of cards, Thomas lets Joan know that he is aware of her new deception, and his violent, possessive nature surfaces. What follows is a diabolical plot that continues to thicken through the final showdown between a murderer and an aggrieved widow.

Thursday night tickets are $13, all other performances $16. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com.

Alternating Currents Coming To Quad-Cities!

Alternating Currents is buzzing into the Quad-Cities Aug 19 – 22! The event is 100% FREE. Cost: $0.
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Alternating Currents feature more than 100 free events at 20-plus downtown Davenport venues. Learn more at alternatingcurrentsqc.com.

Downtown Davenport will be brimming with energy as 20+ venues host more than 100 performances, screenings, and art events.

We encourage you to explore venues and find what you love. The festival is located in the heart of Downtown Davenport where you’ll find dozens of restaurants, shops, bars and more beyond our official venues!
YOU create your schedule + your weekend + your festival experience!
This event is made possible through the generosity of GreenState Credit Union and Regional Development Authority.
The Alternating Currents Festival looks forward to hosting an entertaining and safe event in the Quad Cities. We are closely monitoring current CDC guidelines and local health department information regarding the status of COVID-19 in the region. As in any public place where people are present, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. We encourage attendees to wear masks indoors in all public areas and participate in festival activities that fit your level of comfort. Each individual establishment will determine the COVID-19 guidelines for its business. For a full list of venue guidelines, please visit www.alternatingcurrents.com
😷 For more information about current mask guidelines and the spread of COVID-19, please refer to the Center for Disease Control or the Scott and Rock Island County Health Departments.

Zoom Bingo Going Virtual At Davenport Public Library

Zoom Bingo Presented by the Davenport Public LibraryCalling all BINGO lovers! Join us for Zoom Bingo. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required in order to get the login information. Your Bingo cards will be emailed to you on the day of the program. The event URL will be sent via a registration email. Households can use the same Zoom login.

Registration is required. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-zoombingojuly

Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

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Crafty Cat, 'Murder,' Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest FUN10!
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.