The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue), in downtown Rock Island, has the perfect comedy show for those of you who find it therapeutic (or just funny) to hear about other people’s dating and romance disasters and/or success stories!

Doors for The Worst Valentine’s Day open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or online at

The Lunchbox sketch comedy troupe is back with another Valentine’s spectacular full of terrible dates, incorrect holiday history, and maybe even a pinch of romance here and there. Join us at The Speakeasy on February 15th, just in time to pretend this is what you had planned the whole time!  Those attending must be 18 or older.

Tickets are sure to sell fast so make your reservations early!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.