Joan Jett, Belgian Fest, Chevelle, Alan Parsons, 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.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …
Joan Jett Bringing The Rock ‘N’ Roll TONIGHT!
The Adler Theatre and VenuWorks present Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Reserved seat tickets are on sale at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $39, $49, $64 and $79.
A 62-year-old Pennsylvania native, Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her 1981 cover of “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” topped the Billboard charts for seven weeks.
Her independent record label, Blackheart, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands, according to an event release. As a producer, Jett has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ L.A. punk masterpiece, “GI.”
Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headline shows alongside fellow rock icons like The Who, Green Day and the Foo Fighters. Additionally, Jett has acted and appeared in movies, television and theater. She was also able to see her story told in “The Runaways,” the 2010 feature film based on her first band, starring Kristen Stewart as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Jett was close to the project, serving as executive producer.
“Bad Reputation,” a documentary about Jett’s life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film continues to receive praise and accolades and is available on all streaming platforms. For more information, visit https://www.joanjett.com/.
Belgian Fest Rolle Bolle-ing Into Moline TODAY!
After having to take a hiatus in 2020, the area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest!
The 8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) this Sunday Sep 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all!
The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community came to Moline, after World War II to begin a new life. They came here with nothing but a dream. They didn’t ask for much. They only asked for an opportunity to work hard, raise a family, and thank the good Lord in Church. This is our heritage. We owe it to them to preserve it.”
This year’s Fall Belgian Fest is filled to brim with fun and exciting cultural activities, music, food, drinks and more!
Chevelle Driving Into Quad-Cities TONIGHT
For tickets: https://bit.ly/TRBChevelle
More info: http://www.therustbeltqc.com/
Chevelle is the understated musical powerhouse who have continually delivered rock anthems for the past 24 years. 7 number one hits, 17 songs reaching the top 10 charts, over 4 million records sold in the USA and many more worldwide.
Platinum and gold albums across their 8 studio records and successful live CD and two live DVD releases completes their extensive body of work to date. It’s all credit to their continuing dedication to be true to their craft, the genre and their fans.
Chevelle’s last two album releases, La Gargola and The North Corridor both debuted #1 on the Billboard rock charts and #3 and #8 respectively, on the Billboard top 200 charts.
With no signs of this Chicago alternative rock trio slowing down any time soon, their numerous chart-topping releases have certainly earned this band a place in American rock music history.
After more than two decades together, numerous releases, and countless worldwide tours, the band consisting of brothers, Pete Loeffler [guitars, vocals] and Sam Loeffler [drums], have confidently sailed through decades of uncharted waters and have emerged with a collection that’s equally intricate and intimate.
Looking For Some Laughs Tonight? Check Out Carmen At Tomfoolery!
Alan Parsons Project Coming To Adler Theater Tuesday
A master of progressive rock, the Alan Parsons Live Project, will perform at the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the event (starting at $30) are on sale in person at the Adler Theatre Box
Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com.
Alan Parsons, now 72, began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be,” and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry following his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” according to a tour release.
Parsons also was sound engineer and associate producer for Steve Wilson’s album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).” Released Feb. 25, 2013, it received critical acclaim and reached #3 on the German album charts. After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling progressive rock act featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians.
The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky,” “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me among other successes.
Parsons – who has also worked with Wings’ “Wild Life,” The Hollies’ “Hollies,” and Al Stewart’s “Year Of The Cat” – has earned 13 Grammy Award nominations for engineering and production, including a Grammy win for Best Surround Sound Album for a re-issue of 1982’s “Eye In The Sky.”
2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Parsons engineering the acclaimed Pink Floyd album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” which continuously placed in the Top 100 Billboard Charts from 1973 to 1988 with an estimated 50 million copies sold. Parsons was directly responsible for some of the most notable sonic aspects of the album as well as the recruitment of singer Clare Torry on “Great Gig In The Sky.”
The record earned his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album.
With his video series and book, “The Art & Science of Sound Recording,” Parsons has been leading the way regarding audio technology education, blending tech with art for his craft as a recording engineer and producer-performer, the tour release said.
He released a new studio album, “The Secret,” in April of 2019. The album features guest appearances from Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, and Steve Hackett.
Doors for the Adler show open at 6:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets (starting at $30) will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 14 at the Adler Theatre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges.
For more information, visit https://alanparsons.com/.
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.
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 University 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
The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles.
This year’s schedule of bands is:
- Sept. 24: The Wontu Trees
sponsored by Dahl Ford Davenport
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 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.
Zoom Bingo Going Virtual At Davenport Public Library
Calling 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.