Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes 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 …
Last Chance To See ‘No Child…’ Today At Brunner Theatre
Sydney Chatman and Jalyn Greene know what it’s like to teach theater to minority, inner-city students.
So the African-American women are a natural pair to direct and act, respectively, the one-woman show “No Child…,” which is the last Mississippi Bend Players production this summer. It runs through Sunday at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island.
“No Child…” (written and premiered in 2006 by Nilaja Sun) follows the story of Miss Sun, a visiting teacher who uses theatre as a means of connecting with students in the New York City public school system. This one-person play, based on the playwright’s own experiences, is a tour-de-force as the actor plays 16 different characters in rapid succession, including Miss Sun, her students, other teachers and administrators, and even the school’s 80-year-old janitor.
“An insightful, hilarious, and touching master class not to be missed by anyone concerned about the state of the education system and how it might be improved,” according to MBP.
Jalyn Greene is a 28-year-old an actor, poet, and teaching artist. Detroit born and Chicago based, she received her BFA from Michigan State University. Recent acting credits include “Queen of Sock Pairing” as The Narrator (Red Tape Theatre), “We Are Pussy Riot” as Masha (Red Tape Theatre), “How to Pick a Lock” as Zhara (Rhinofest), “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs” as Cora Flood (understudy) (Eclipse Theatre), and “Breathe, Boom” as Angel (Eclipse Theatre). Greene thrives on the belief that arts education is key in creating compassionate, bold, and effective leaders.
Performances of the new MBP production at Augustana are at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20; or $15 for students; $17 for faculty and staff and seniors, available HERE or by calling 309-794-7306.
‘Mamma Mia!’ Brings ABBA To Music Guild
In the mood for some ABBA tunes and a frothy musical?
Check out “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild!
“Mamma Mia!” (at 1584 34th Ave., Moline) will run July 9-11 and 15-18, with performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $11 for children, available at 309-762-6610 or qcmusicguild.com.
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.
Ragged And Trash Can Annies Reopening Next Weekend
Most struggling businesses only had to deal with a global pandemic last year.
By the time of the mass shutdown in mid-March 2020, Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie’s in downtown Davenport were already closed about 42 weeks – forced out by the historic flooding in 2019. They’re finally ready to reopen at a new nearby building, 311 E. 2nd St., on Saturday, July 17.
“It’s been a dream come true,” Laura Heath – who owns TCA, the vintage clothing, styling and photography business – said this week of the totally renovated space formerly occupied by Abernathy’s, which moved in August 2019 to 432 W. 3rd St., Davenport. “We had a chance to rebuild and here is my true personality.”
She and Ragged Records owner Bob Herington (who were previously at 418 E. 2nd St.), by the Government Bridge, moved into the new location in June 2020, in the 1920s-era building
owned by Pete Stopulos of Ruhl Commercial, which was totally gutted and Stopulos built out the interior.
“It has all new HVAC, new flooring, new storage, dressing rooms, new bathrooms,” Herington said with pride. “It was just an empty concrete shell. He tore all the old windows off the front and put in new.”
Since spring 2021, the two businesses installed new counters, shelves and racks and fully stocked the place with a staggering variety of vintage (men’s, women’s and children’s) clothing, hats, accessories, and scrupulously curated vinyl albums (each hugged by clear plastic wrap). They were able to move and save nearly all their inventory before the downtown flood barriers breached at 3:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019.
For more information on the limited edition Record Store Day titles, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
All Sweat Productions Brings Reggae To Moline
Each free show — sponsored by Yabba Dabbas — will feature an original set along with a tribute set to one of the band’s favorite reggae artists. This series lineup is:
- July 15: Palmolive
- 19 : Joe Marcinek
- 16: Rude Punch
- 21: The Wontu Trees
John Deere Classic Still Running Through This Weekend
If you’re a golfer, or a huge golf fan, I don’t need to tell you that the John Deere Classic is going on in the Quad-Cities this week. If you’re neither, well, consider yourself placed at the tee for this hard-hitting (and long driving) information.
RME Rocks With Live At Five On Fridays
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. Last year due to Covid, the series was limited to August and September.
The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles. Like last summer, the series asks patrons to wear a mask when you can’t maintain a distance of at least six feet from others not in your party. And when choosing your seating, pick a place at least six feet from other parties. The pavement will be marked to help you in that process.
This year’s schedule of bands is:
- July 16: The Crooked Cactus Band (aka Los Nopales Chuecos)
sponsored by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
- July 23: The Blackstones
- July 30: 10 of Soul
- 6: Heads In Motion
sponsored by Downtown Davenport
- 13: The Dawn
sponsored by Quad Cities Foot & Ankle Associates
- 27: Class of ’82 (‘80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band)
sponsored by NerdFest& Massetone Entertainment
- 3: The Bobby Ray Bunch
sponsored by MidAmerican Energy
- 10: Avey Grouws Band
- 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.
presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Crafting at the Davenport Public Library
Davenport Public Library has crafts for every color of the spectrum! Each week at the Fairmount Library we’ll offer a craft corresponding to color; do one or do them all. Registration is required for each week at http://bit.ly/dpl-craftingbycolor. Best for ages 6+
Wednesday, July 14th at 12:00 pm: Green Pea Pod Clay Sculpture
Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 pm: Blue Bubble Wrap Painting
Wednesday, July 28th at 12:00 pm: Violet Beaded Dragonflies
When signing up, please indicate how many children will participate (make craft, etc.) and how many additional people will be present. Space is limited in order to maintain social distancing. If possible, please limit the number of non-participating attendees.
This program will be held outside in the Fairmount Children’s Garden. In case of inclement weather, the event will either be rescheduled or turned into a take-home kit.
These events are FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.