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.

FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

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

Kil Coming Back To The Quad-Cities For One Night Only!

Omaha native and LA resident Kil Theodrick (as seen on Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central) is coming through the Quad Cities while on tour for Kil's One Nighter, New Orleans In Rock Island, Dreams At Mockingbird And More In Your FUN10!a surprise one night only event! Don’t miss your chance to see Kil live before you’re seeing him on your TV weekly.
Hosted by Joshua Kahn
Also Featuring
Mike Adrales (QC)
Steve Jennings (QC)
Jameson Cox (Des Moines)
Todd Willhite (QC)
Aloe Mean (Des Moines)
Dan Umthun (Des Moine)
Doors are 6:30pm / Show 7pm
Tickets $10 by calling the Circa 21 Box Office at 309-786-7733 ext.2 or at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com
Tickets are $12 at the door

Mockingbird Opens Its Stage To A Songbird

A first of many in a new cabaret series, The Mockingbird On Main will proudly present WISHES, evening of song, laughter and love with

Kil's One Nighter, New Orleans In Rock Island, Dreams At Mockingbird And More In Your FUN10!

Wendy Czekalski

Wendy Czekalski.

Wendy Czekalski has been a powerful force in the Quad City theatre and music community for decades and with WISHES, she steps into the spotlight for a solo show that no one will soon forget.

Accompanied by Karl Bodenbender, Czekalski will serenade us with such Broadway classics as Ladies Who Lunch, Old Friends, Losing My Mind, Maybe this Time and many more!

WISHES: An Evening with Wendy Czekalski

September 16, 17, 18

Doors open at 7:30pm

Show begins at 8:00pm

Tickets: $10

For details and tickets please visit TheMockingbirdOnMain.com!

New Orleans Coming To Downtown Rock Island

River Music Experience, Downtown Rock Island and the Bix Jazz Society present…
NOLA Block Party featuring Tuba Skinny
At the Great River Plaza in Downtown Rock Island (2nd Avenue pedestrian mall)
Kil's One Nighter, New Orleans In Rock Island, Dreams At Mockingbird And More In Your FUN10!Sponsored by Illinois Casualty Company, Holiday Inn Rock Island, Rock Island Brewing Company, Daiquiri Factory and The Arena
Saturday, Sept. 18
Gate and food vendors open at 6 p.m.; Music starts at 7 p.m.
Admission: FREE – Donations will be accepted at the gate to support the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund
Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), Daiquiri Factory and The Arena will be serving beverages from inside their establishments, and patrons may bring them into the fenced-in area of the Plaza.
In addition to the brick-and-mortar bars and restaurants in Downtown Rock Island, Pee Wee’s Restaurant and Tacos Al Vapor will be serving food at the fenced-in event.
*No outside food or beverages permitted*
*Feel free to bring your own chair*
ABOUT THE BAND…
Genre: Traditional New Orleans Street Jazz
Formed in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world. Drawing on a wide range of musical influences-from spirituals to Depression-era blues, from ragtime to traditional jazz-their sound evokes the rich musical heritage of their New Orleans home. The band has gained a loyal following through their distinctive sound, their commitment to reviving long-lost songs, and their barnstorming live performances.

Bend Your Way To Beginner’s Yoga at the Davenport Public Library

After everything we’ve been through, National Yoga Month 2021 is a perfect time to see what it is all about. On Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 am at Fairmount St. (3000 Fairmount St.) we’ll have James from Davenport School of Yoga on-site for an introductory class. Dress comfortably. This program is best suited for adults. Registration is required at: https://bit.ly/dpl-beginnersyoga.

Please note: This is an indoor program. Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety recommendations. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates.

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

Last Chance Today To See 9/11 Tribute Show At Black Box

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline is presenting ‘The Guys’ by Anne Nelson to honor the heroism of first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and today at 2 p.m. is the final show of the run.

Moline's Black Box Theatre Presenting 9/11 Tribute Show, 'The Guys'Based on a true story, “The Guys” follows an editor named Joan, who receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the 9/11 attack. He is looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city.

The Black Box production will star Jim Harris as Nick. Harris, a born and raised New Yorker who moved to the Quad Cities, has an especially close relationship to the day as he watched the towers fall and discovered that his publishing partner’s son had been on the 102nd floor of tower one. Jim was last seen at the Black Box in “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” Playing Joan is Jennifer Cook Gregory. Jennifer recently completed “Guys and Dolls” at First Presbyterian Church and will appear in “Company” scheduled for October at The Black Box.  Directing and design will be by Lora Adams.

Due to new Covid restrictions patrons are required to wear masks and actors will be in face shields.

Tickets may be purchased at theblackboxtheatre.com

Murr Coming To Rust Belt TONIGHT!

Comedian James “Murr” Murray is performing live at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave. East Moline.
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Impractical Jokers' Murr Coming To East Moline's Rust BeltIt’s a hilarious hang out with your favorite impractical joker at your favorite venue.Tickets ($35 – $42) are available HERE.
“Murr” is an American comedian and actor who came to fame as a founding member of the comedy group named ‘The Tenderloins.’ His group became known for their TV show ‘Impractical Jokers’ on TruTV. The show, which features the members of the troupe doing public pranks, has been well-received by the viewers as well as the critics.
As an actor, he has appeared in a few movies such as ‘My Brother the Time Traveler’ (also known as ‘Christmas Time’). The film revolves around two estranged brothers who reconnect at Christmas, but one of them can’t get past the fact that he thinks the other is a time traveler. Murray had a guest role in ‘12 Monkeys,’ a sci-fi mystery drama series that was based on the well-known 1995 film of the same name.
Tickets are Seated General Admission (First Come First Serve seating selections)
Early entry is also available (Get in 30 minutes early to select the best seats)

Putnam Museum Explores Nature’s Blueprints

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers.

New Putnam Exhibit “Nature’s Blueprints” is First Stop on National Tour

This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is running at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate.

“The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour and we’re honored to be selected for its premiere,” Rachael Mullins, CEO/president of the Putnam, said in a museum release. “Our ability to host this exhibit—our first traveling show since before the pandemic—speaks to the Putnam’s resiliency and the many ways that the Quad-City community has supported cultural institutions during this difficult period in history. We are so grateful to our community and can’t wait to show a bit of our appreciation through this wonderful new exhibit.”

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design brings together design and environmental science using artifacts and photography, and interactive learning stations. The traveling exhibit will be enhanced with special items from the Putnam’s own treasured collection.

Don’t ‘Waste’ Time, See This Art Exhibit!

Chicago artist Toby Zallman will have her solo exhibition, “Our Plastic Trash,” on display through Friday, Sept. 24 at the Western Illinois Toby Zallman's 'Our Plastic Trash' On Exhibit Through Sept. 24 At Western Illinois UniversityUniversity Art Gallery.

Zallman is a Chicago artist whose art practice focuses on sculpture and drawing. In 2004, after becoming aware of how damaging our plastic and e-waste is to the environment, she changed her materials to both incorporate recycled/re-purposed materials in her sculpture, as well as a source of visual inspiration for both the sculptures and drawings. She has used computer detritus, plastic bags, plastic bottles and solid plastic trash to create unique art works that shed light on the environmental devastation cause by our culture of consumerism.

Zallman shows both locally and nationally. She was the recipient of several Illinois Arts Council grants, an Individual Artist Program Grant, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and has had artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Ragdale.

Admission is open free to the public. Visitors are expected to be vaccinated and masks are required

For more information about the Gallery, visit wiu.edu/artgallery.

RME Rocks With Live At Five On Fridays

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Bryan West (left), with engineer Casey Wasner, Jeni Grouws and Chris Avey.

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.

 

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

This year’s schedule of bands is:

Live On Tuesday Night, It’s Trivia Night Live!

Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Mother's Day At Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, A 'Hamilton' Star In Town And More In Today's FUN10!Free To Play, with up to eight people per team playing in various categories.

What is Trivia Night Live?

Trivia Night Live is a live interactive team trivia game played at your favorite restaurants and bars. The game consists of four rounds of questions of increasing difficulty and point values. Categories range from current events, history, geography, science, sports, and more….

Trivia Night Live is free to play, and you can have up to 8 members on a team.

Prizes are awarded for the winner of the 1st half and the overall winners win a $25 gift card for 1st Place, $10 for 2nd Place (cannot be used the same night).

We ask a question, and then play a song. Your team has the duration of that song to turn in your answer. No cell phones. web devices or smart watches can be used, just the useless trivial knowledge contained between your ears.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

 

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Kil's One Nighter, New Orleans In Rock Island, Dreams At Mockingbird And More In Your 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.