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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.

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So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …

Check Out The Blues Jam!

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

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!

Fall In Love With This Show

Are you ready to fall in love?

Will you be our Valentine?

Quad City theatres have joined together to offer a streaming Valentine’s show like no other. Join us for romantic songs, swoon-worthy dance numbers, and true love stories!

Make it a date: streaming starts February 13 at 5pm and ends February 21st. Get your tickets now at showtix4u.com/events/circa21.
Your love will be spread far and wide, as all tickets and donations for this event will be shared among the participating Quad Cities theatres.
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love!

Celebrate Black History Month Events

Western Illinois University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February, with a variety of activities, speakers and events planned.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the events vary from virtual to in person.

The Black History Month schedule for the remainder of the month includes:

• Monday, Feb. 22 – 5-6:30 p.m., Beauty and the Beast: Black History Edition, virtual event: The interactive workshop and performance is sponsored by the Black Greek Poets and will explore the dualities of Blackness, as it pertains to Black movements, Hip Hop and cuisine. The event is open free to the public and the Zoom meeting ID is 976 7428 8626. For more information on the event, contact Townsend-Riley at K-Townsendriley@wiu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – 5-6:30 p.m. – “We Got Us,” a leadership workshop: This event is presented by The Underrep’d, an organization for Black college students who attend Predominantly White Institutions. Success tips will be offered and the event is open free to the public. The event can be joined at wiu.zoom.us/j/96061983704. For more information on the event, contact Townsend-Riley K-Townsendriley@wiu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 25 – 7-8 p.m. – “The Get Down,” Zoom party: This event is hosted by the Casa Latina Cultural Center and the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center to celebrate Black History Month. “The Get Down” is an event where Black history is celebrated through music. Music all across Latin America has strong influences from Black Culture, and it is important to recognize the influence of the culture as it may not be evident through the appearances of prominent artists. For more information about the event, or to obtain a link to join, contact Noe Jurado at N-Jurado@wiu.edu or Townsend-Riley K-Townsendriley@wiu.edu.

• Friday, Feb. 26 – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Beauty and the Beast: Black History Edition, virtual event: The interactive workshop and performance is sponsored by the Black Greek Poets and will explore the dualities of Blackness, as it pertains to Black movements, Hip Hop and cuisine. The event is open free to the public and the Zoom meeting ID is 976 7428 8626. For more information on the event, contact Townsend-Riley K-Townsendriley@wiu.edu.

For more information about Black History Month events, contact Carl Ervin at CW-Ervin@wiu.edu.

Teen Mental Health: NAMI Presents “Ending the Silence for Students” 

Join Teen Librarian Amber and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm for an online presentation designed for middle and high school students that includes warning signs, facts and statistics, and how to get help for themselves or a friend. Research has shown that NAMI’s “Ending the Silence for Students” is effective in changing middle and high school students’ knowledge and attitudes toward mental health conditions and toward seeking help.

Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: http://bit.ly/dpl-endingthesilence

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.

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.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.

Hoover Family Presentation Series Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar series presented by members of the Hoover Family! Three of Herbert’s great-grandchildren will each present a special program.

The first will be presented by Margaret Hoover on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 pm on Zoom who will discuss ‘Behind the Scenes at Firing Line,’ detailing how she was able to reboot the series and pull in amazing guests to interview. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting details: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7484201

This event is a ‘bonus’ program of the 3rd Thursdays at Hoover’s Presidential Library & Museum series.

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.

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.

Rock Out With Rock Star Bingo

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

Make Your Website Work for You Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

In today’s business climate, it’s more important than ever to have a professional website.  Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 pm. Whether you’re launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.

This program will be presented virtually using GoToMeeting. No registration is required. We are offering this program in conjunction with Grow with Google.  More information on how to join is listed below.

Make Your Website Work for You
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (CST)

Join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/925058221

You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 925-058-221

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.

Check Out A Great Show From Your Living Room!

The Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA) at Western Illinois University will offer a series of five free, virtual shows for the Spring 2021 semester as part of “On the Couch – Virtual Arts Series.”

The production company, BiCoastal Productions, is offering free shows to presenters like BCA during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to offer exposure to the arts to audiences. Each show begins at 7 p.m. on a series of Wednesdays.

The schedule includes:

• Feb. 24 – The Silhouettes® – America’s Got Talent: The Champions! was founded in 2009, and was the first runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” season six in 2011, and Golden Buzzer winners on America’s Got Talent – The Champions in 2020.

The premiere shadow-dance company was created and directed by Lynne Waggoner-Patton. The company trains, films and performs its live shows, including “LOVE Happens,” “Heroes Tribute,” “For the Child,” “The Gift,” “Behind the Curtain” and “Shadowspook” at its theatre in Westminster, CO.

The Silhouettes® have been featured in television commercials and various other television shows, as well as in customized corporate events for major Fortune 500 companies. They have traveled the world from Ireland to Poland to Mexico and Canada and recently completed a four-month tour of Germany in 73 theatres, receiving standing ovations and outstanding reviews.

For more information about the schedule, visit westernpresents.com.

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