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Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy 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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …

Teen Audiobook Club Starts This Week

Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!Teens (11-19) are invited to join Miss Amber on Tuesdays beginning June 22nd at 2:00 pm in the Fairmount Street Library’s Garden for a new teen audiobook club! This summer we will be listening together to one of 2020’s best-selling and award-winning books, Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You written by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi and read by Jason Reynolds. As a group, we will listen to portions of the audiobook and work on quiet projects in the garden including gardening, crafting, and meditating. Teens can choose to bring their own projects (such as a sketchbook, etc) or work on something offered by Miss Amber.

Please dress appropriately for sun, warm weather, and messy crafts. Space is limited in order to maintain social distancing. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

Pop! Goes The Figge Museum

Pop Art pioneers Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, and more will truly pop at Figge Art Museum this summer with Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

Powerful Modern Masterworks to Pop at Figge in Davenport This Summer

Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation will be on display from June 26 to Sept. 19, 2021.

The newest exhibition to arrive at the Figge (225 W. St., Davenport) features more than 100 works that have never been seen in the Quad-Cities before.

An exclusive members-only preview will open the powerhouse exhibition on Friday, June 25 with a special tour given by Jordan D. Schnitzer, who has collected the masterpieces in the show throughout his life. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, June 26. Advance tickets are encouraged and available at www.figgeartmuseum.org.

“The Pop artists whose works are on display are iconic—women and men whose art has been revered and admired across the globe,” said Michelle Hargrave, executive director of the Figge.

“As we open our museum to full capacity once again, we are so thrilled to offer the Quad-Cities an opportunity to see art that will provoke conversations, no matter one’s age,” she said. “This is

Powerful Modern Masterworks to Pop at Figge in Davenport This Summer

Michelle Hargrave is executive director of the Figge Art Museum.

an exhibition we are sure will be adored by art enthusiasts and those visiting the Figge for the first time.”

“It is, frankly, a cool and wildly exciting exhibition to welcome our community indoors at the Figge this summer,” she added.

Pop Power from Warhol to Koons features works from the largest private collection of Pop and Neo-Pop in the nation and demonstrates that the Pop aesthetic first imagined in the 1960s is as popular today as ever, a Figge release said.

Genesius Guild Has Returned!

An adapted version of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure will open the Genesius Guild’s 2021 season with performances at 7 p.m. on June 26 and 27.

Genesius Guild Back to Live Theater This Weekend in Rock Island for First Time in Two YearsAll performances are held at the Don Wooten Stage in Lincoln Park, 1120 40th St., Rock Island, and admission is free. Opening weekend marks the Genesius Guild’s return to live theater after cancelling the 2020 season.

Sometimes known as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays – shows that are not explicitly comedies or tragedies – Measure for Measure is a “fascinating exploration of how power can corrupt, with comedic overtones,” according to a Genesius Guild release.

“The play’s characters are complex creatures – even the principal character and hero of the show, Duke Vincentio, has an unsavory tendency to manipulate other characters,” the company says.

Genesius Guild Back to Live Theater This Weekend in Rock Island for First Time in Two Years

In the story, Vienna’s Duke Vincentio announces that he is going to retire from public rule for a while, leaving Angelo in his place. He is called a “prenzie” — a person arrogantly proud of his virtue. Angelo immediately starts on a reckless course of rigorous law enforcement, bringing Claudio under threat of execution for getting his fiancée, Juliet, pregnant.

Claudio sends for his sister, Isabella, who is about to enter a convent, to plead his case. Angelo’s surprising response sets the plot in motion. What he doesn’t know is that the Duke remains in Vienna, disguised as a friar, to see how his deputy behaves in office and to learn something of the lower classes in his dukedom.

Complications ensue, frequently made more difficult by the disguised Duke’s behavior.

‘Bandwagon’ Brings Late Nite Comedy Back To Black Box

At long last – live, improvised, inappropriate acoustic-rock comedy is back! June 26 at 7:30 pm join the comedic musical stylings of Late Nite Shows Return To Moline's Blackbox Theatre With 'Bandwagon'Bandwagon.

Be part of the meteoric rise of a totally made-up rock band with Bandwagon, a comedy show where you name the band, you pick the songs, and we rock your socks. Featuring some of your favorite Quad Cities comedy talents, Bandwagon is always a new concert experience with an evening of improv comedy scenes, musical mischief, and audience interactivity in downtown Moline’s Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Avenue.

Masks must be worn by anyone not inoculated against Covid. All other patrons may choose to wear a mask or not.

Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com for $10. All uncensored shows intended for audiences 18 and over.

“We are always delighted to have The Late Nite Shows at The Black Box Theatre, especially when they add music to the insanity,” said Black Box Co-founder Lora Adams.

Chalk Fest Chalking It Up This Weekend!

Quad City Arts on Tuesday announced the full schedule of events for Chalk Art Fest in Schwiebert Park, downtown Rock Island, June 26-27.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26

Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

The music lineup for Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest, June 26-27.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Chalk art competition

 Live Music Lineup:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Live DJ Mark Manuel, Alt 104.5/Kiss FM

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Chrash

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — The Textures

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Chalk art competition

 Live Music Lineup:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mo&Co

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — QC Rock Academy

3:30 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY

4 p.m. — Charlotte Boyer

Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

A participant in the 2018 Chalk Art Fest.

Additional activities will include kids’ face painting (Saturday only, $5 each, cash or Venmo only), kaleidoscope bus, community chalk art piece and kids’ chalk zone.

Food vendors will be Westmoreland Concessions, Café Fresh, Cindy’s Shaved Ice, Here’s the Scoop, Quick E’s Tacos, Bent River Brewery, Broken Shovel Coffee, El Mariachi, and Kona Ice.

Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival

Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

The Chalk Art Fest community art piece will be a rendering of iconic David Bowie.

brings together hundreds of local and regional artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement into magnificent works of art, using only the medium of chalk.

Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they come to life, vote for their favorite and even do some chalk art of their own, by taking part in the collaborative community piece. This year’s community piece is rock, fashion and art icon, David Bowie – for a $5 donation, you’ll be given a set of pastels to fill in a 2’x2’ square of the larger image.

When finished, the larger image comes to life as a complete work of art!

Crafting by Color 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, June 23rd at 12:00 pm: Red Felt Gnomes

Wednesday, June 30th at 12:00 pm: Orange Hanging Paper Fish

Wednesday, July 7th at 12:00 pm: Yellow Pineapple Planter

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.

Starlight Concert Series Spotlights Tuesday Free Concerts

Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!

The Starlight Revue Concert Series in Rock Island is offering free concerts!

The Tuesday night free Starlight Revue series begins in Lincoln Park on May 18 with River City 6. Starting 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Grille and Rock Island Parks and Recreation will sell food and drink, with the concerts starting at 7 p.m. The upcoming 2021 lineup is:

  • June 22: The Hotrods
  • June 29: 20th Anniversary Concert of Josh Duffee Orchestra
  • July 6: The Night People

Jazz drummer and Q-C bandleader Josh Duffee recently posted that his concert will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their first Starlight Revue show June 30, 2001, and this summer’s concert will also be a tribute to legendary drummer Gene Krupa (1909-1973) and his orchestra.

Looking To Act? Mockingbird Holding Auditions On Thursday

The Mockingbird On Main will be holding an audition for a new adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People by Quad City playwright Alexander Richardson on Thursday, June 24 at 7pm.
This powerful drama explores the impact of pollution in a small town and the consequences of uncovering the truth. Follow the story of one

Quad-Cities' Mockingbird On Main Holding Auditions For 'Enemy Of The People'

Mockingbird on Main is a new theater opening in downtown Davenport where QuadCities.com will be sponsoring new shows.

man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme scrutiny and social intolerance. In Richardson’s modern-day reimagining of the classic Ibsen tale, it is revealed that the true corruption in the town and the entire country is that all the power lies with the complacent majority, most of whom are too ignorant to know what’s best for them.

Directed by Victoria House
Auditions:
Thursday, June 24
7:00pm
Rehearsals:
Beginning mid to late August pending schedules.
Performances:
September 30 and October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8pm
Victoria and Alex are looking to cast the following:
HOVSTAD, male, 20’s
STOCKMANN, male, 40’s
KATHRINE, female, 40’s
PETER, male, 50’s
PETRA, female, 20’s
The audition will be held at The Mockingbird located at 320 N. Main St. in Downtown Davenport, Iowa. Just bring yourselves, a good attitude and ready to read from the script. All actors will receive a small stipend.
For more info on The Mockingbird or to contact us, check out TheMockingbirdOnMain.com!

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.

Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!

River Music Experience is a nonprofit that completely pivoted its programming during the pandemic.

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:

Shhhh! Teen Silent Reading Party Is Tuesday

Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!Do you just want to go to a party where you can silently sit in a corner and read and it won’t be weird at all and you will actually win a bunch of stuff for it? Yes! And maybe every once in a while you can join in an online staring contest or try eating odd pop rocks combinations? Then you are invited to the Library’s 4th Annual Teen Silent Reading Party on Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm! We are going virtual again this year so join us in competing in random online challenges, reading a lot, and winning so many prizes–books, random swag, and gift cards–all while staying completely silent for an hour and a half.

Teens only (ages 11-19) and registration required. Register at https://bit.ly/teensilentreadingparty.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

 

 

 

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Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!
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