Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion 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 …
A Comedy Show To Dye For Tonight At Renwick
Tables for two are $30 and tables of four are $55 for the 38-year-old Seattle native, who is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast.
Dye started doing comedy at Giggles Comedy Club right out of high school and was first nationally recognized on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” where he finished third after only three years into his comedy career.
Dye has hosted two series for MTV—Numbnuts and Money From Strangers and also appeared on Girl Code. He was a finalist on the sixth season of the NBC series Last Comic Standing, finishing third behind Marcus and winner Iliza Shlesinger, and then performed in a 50-city tour with the other top competitors.
Dye performed at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham before starring in his own half-hour comedy special titled Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye in 2010. He was the host of MTV’s Club New Year’s Eve 2013 Live from Times Square.
He was also a recurring celebrity cast member on NBC‘s game show I Can Do That which aired during the summer of 2015. Dye was on the NBC 2016 reality show Better Late Than Never as the tour organizer and suitcase holder for William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Henry Winkler while they toured Asia.
Dye returned to Better Late Than Never in 2017-2018 alongside Shatner, Bradshaw, Foreman and Winkler as “The Sidekick,” while they toured Europe and Morocco.
Northern Parallels Is Back
Grab Some Dinner At Baked, Support a Good Cause
Circa ’21’s ‘You Smell Barn’ Ongoing
Returning with the venue’s first mainstage production since area theaters closed in November, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is ready to bring audiences lots of deserved laughs and warmth in the local debut of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn.” Running through May 15, the latest encounter with everyone’s favorite group of singing and joking Minnesotans is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. With all shows at the beloved Rock Island dinner theatre, this new musical comedy is being presented by an outstanding company of professional actors.
The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” will be presented on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening performances and $49.73 for the matinées.
Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for each performance of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” is limited, and plated dinners will be served in lieu of the traditional buffet meals. For the safety of guests and staff members, face masks must be worn to enter the theater, when interacting with the staff and whenever guests are away from their tables.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island. You also may call (309)786-7733 ext. 2.
Want to learn more about Taoism?
Spellbound is holding an online class to teach you about it!
Recycle The Runway With Dress For Success
Recycle the Runway 2021 will feature designs by Alexandra Chayer of The Shop Lema, Julia Page & Grace Olsen, Malina Lee of Odd Bettie’s, Becca Nicke & Red Perreze of Abernathy’s, and Kerry Lao & Kelly Lao.
Tickets start at $35, which includes access to the virtual event and an entry to our “Lexus for the Weekend” drawing!
And, you won’t want to miss our spectacular silent auction, which goes live on April 15!
100% of the night’s proceeds will go to providing free job-search assistance, group workshops, career coaching, and professional clothing for women in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois searching for employment, transitioning into a new industry, working to advance their careers, and interested in career and professional development resources.
Discuss The ROOTS Of Social Struggle Online
Three sessions of facilitated discussions on the root causes of racism will begin Monday at 7 p.m., hosted online by Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.
Our goal is to guide groups to intertwine faith and justice for sustainable long-term collective action and accountability. We will be meeting at 7 pm. Each session is 90 minutes long.
The first is focused on relationship building and identity exploration. We ask questions about the parts of our identity that are most salient to us, the experiences that inform how we think about the world and our relationship with privilege and oppression. The second is focused on understanding white supremacy culture and how pervasive it is. We discuss implicit bias and overt/covert characteristics of white supremacy culture that perpetuate racism and oppression.
The final session has a theme of “discipleship costs” and asks what are we willing to sacrifice to create a more just world? We discuss the difference between charity & justice.
Here is a pre-session survey for you to fill out: https://forms.gle/k6dHsMmjn9JsVpCcA
Check Out ‘New Beginnings’ Online
“New Beginnings” – a tantalizing teaser online cabaret – is led by Quad-Cities actor Tristan Tapscott and his girlfriend, Savannah Bay Strandin.
“The Mockingbird is committed to supporting artists and providing a space for them to create,” its social media says. “We will produce projects as creators bring them to us.”
A frequent actor and director in the area, Tapscott co-founded his own company in 2008 — Harrison Hilltop Theatre at 1601 Harrison St., Davenport. In 2011, it moved to the former Green Room — at 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island – becoming The District Theatre, before moving down the block in August 2014 to the tiny, long and narrow former Grape Life space at 1623 2nd Ave., and ending from 2015 to 2016 in the much larger space at the former Rock Island Argus, 1724 4th Ave., Rock Island.
Quad City Arts High School Art Show On Display
The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 29th. A virtual award presentation is live on
This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Primary sponsorship is provided by The William Butterworth Foundation. Scholarships are sponsored by the Morrisey Family Foundation, The Deere Employees Credit Union and Quad City Arts’ board members. Other awards are sponsored by Dphilms, Living Lands & Waters, Zimmerman Honda, the Left Bank Art League, The Rock Island Art Guild and local artists in the area of their expertise.
Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the region through the arts. The Quad City Arts Center Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com.
Check Out The Blues Jam!
And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.
So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!