sin cityDowntown Moline is ready to roar with sin, steak and rock ‘n’ roll this week!

On the sin side, Sin City Orchestra performs on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. They bring a little rock, blues, Motown and a chunk-o-funk to the stage. For a complete list of the Moline Centre Thursday Night Concert line-up click here.

As for steak, next Tuesday, Aug. 9, you can join Marc Pilichowski at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse as he whips up delicious, innovative meals during his Secrets of a Johnny’s Chef Class. Watch as he reveals the easy to master cooking techniques in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This month’s generous samplings include Red Pepper Roulade, Seafood Cannelloni and Chocolate Charlotte. Sign up today.

In other food news, there is still time to sign up for the 5-course beer dinner, featuring Stone Brewing Company, at Barley & Rye Bistro on Thursday, Aug. 4. Chef Jared will skillfully compose each dish, which is paired and prepared perfectly with the hand selected beer, for a fresh and creative meal. Call 309.757.1557 to make your reservations today.

As for the rock ‘n’ roll, the self-proclaimed “Hottest Band in the World,” KISS, will be rocking the iWireless Center Friday, Aug. 5 at 8:00 p.m. One of rock’s most influential acts, the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and boast a huge pyrotechnic and effects show to complement their bombastic rock.

Looking for a fun way to cool down on these hot summer days? Put on your swim suit and head over to Slide the City in Moline on Satuday, Aug. 6, where you can take a ride on the biggest slip and slide to ever hit the asphalt. Bring the whole gang to this family friendly event where there will be lots of food, drinks and live music.

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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 almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.