It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week!

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 …

QC Pride Week Begins Tomorrow!

Pride Week, Monster Fest, Murr And More In This Week's FUN10!QC Pride is excited to announce that we will be hosting a week of events ending with our annual UNITY PRIDE parade during the week of SEPTEMBER 6 – 12. Mark your calendars, and be sure to check our Facebook page and website for UPDATES.
The parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you.
If you would like to participate in the parade, please message this page or visit https://qcunitypride.org/ to download an application.
If you have any questions, please contact us at QCUnityPride@gmail.com or 563-324-8281.
The 2021 Quad Cities Pride Parade is sponsored by Exelon Quad Cities Station.

Midwest Monster Fest Wraps Up Today!

TODAY is the last day to feel the thrills and chills of Midwest Monster Fest at East Moline‘s Rust Belt!

The Midwest Monster Fest will host its annual horror convention at The Rust Belt in East Moline over Labor Day weekend. Full of celebrity guests, horror vendors, authors, artists, and even a film festival, this event is three days of freaky fun for horror fans of all ages.

East Moline's Midwest Monster Fest Promises The Thrills And Chills Of a Lifetime!

Celebrity guests include horror film icons Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man and countless other films), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons), CJ Graham (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Highway To Hell), and more than a

dozen other celebrities, including Thom Mathews, Darcy DeMoss, Hannah Fierman, Rob Mello, Tamara Glynn, Marc Price, Damian Maffei, Chaney Morrow, Justin Marxen, Mark Torgl, Nathan Baesel, Richie Ramone (drummer for the Ramones), Corey Glover, Lisa Wilcox, Sandra Gimpel, John Dugan, and John Borowski.

Midwest Monster Fest also features sideshow acts, panels, a costume contest with prizes, the Midwest Monster Film Fest (an independent film festival), an F/X makeup contest with prizes, a horror-themed pin-up contest, and artists, vendors, authors, and more.

You can get your Midwest Monster Fest tickets now at Co-Op Records of Moline, and at www.midwestmonsterfest.com.

Ticket prices go up at the door, so take advantage of presale deals today. Single-ticket prices start at only $10, and a three-day pass costs $25. VIP tickets are also available for sale for $125, which includes a Saturday night after-party with standup comedy by Marc “Skippy” Price.

For more information, visit www.midwestmonsterfest.com.

Black Box Theatre Pays Tribute To 9/11

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline is presenting ‘The Guys’ by Anne Nelson to honor the heroism of first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Moline's Black Box Theatre Presenting 9/11 Tribute Show, 'The Guys'Based on a true story, “The Guys” follows an editor named Joan, who receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the 9/11 attack. He is looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, Nick and Joan discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city.

The Black Box production will star Jim Harris as Nick. Harris, a born and raised New Yorker who moved to the Quad Cities, has an especially close relationship to the day as he watched the towers fall and discovered that his publishing partner’s son had been on the 102nd floor of tower one. Jim was last seen at the Black Box in “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” Playing Joan is Jennifer Cook Gregory. Jennifer recently completed “Guys and Dolls” at First Presbyterian Church and will appear in “Company” scheduled for October at The Black Box.  Directing and design will be by Lora Adams.

The show will run September 9, 10, 11 and 12. Thursday ($13), Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm ($16). Due to new Covid restrictions patrons are required to wear masks and actors will be in face shields.

Tickets may be purchased at theblackboxtheatre.com

Speakeasy Brings In The Funny With Laugh Hard

Pride Week, Monster Fest, Murr And More In This Week's FUN10!The Rock Island Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is presenting the Laugh Hard Challenge at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

We are pleased, once again, to be sponsoring the Speakeasy Laugh Stand Up Comedy Competition this year. We have two prelim rounds on September 11 and 18 and the finals will take place on September 25. The winner will receive $1,000 and the title of Laugh Hard Champion!
We are only accepting 30 comics. We will have 15 perform at each prelim and
the top five from both prelims move into the finals. The cost to enter is only $10 and can be done by clicking on link below and scrolling down to the competition info. You are paying via PayPal. Each person who enters will receive tickets for two free drinks on the evening you perform. That’s basically your $10 back!

​All shows are judged by a panel of selected judges, and audience reaction is one of the categories so bring your friends to cheer you on! In the past, we’ve had media personalities and bookers from other comedy clubs among the judges.
Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show for anyone coming with you. There is no charge for the comics on the evening you’re performing.
Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm for all three shows.
Below is the link to enter. Scroll down to the comedy info and clink in the link to PayPal.

Murr Coming To The Rust Belt

Comedian James “Murr” Murray is performing live at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave. East Moline.
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Impractical Jokers' Murr Coming To East Moline's Rust BeltIt’s a hilarious hang out with your favorite impractical joker at your favorite venue.Tickets ($35 – $42) are available HERE.
“Murr” is an American comedian and actor who came to fame as a founding member of the comedy group named ‘The Tenderloins.’ His group became known for their TV show ‘Impractical Jokers’ on TruTV. The show, which features the members of the troupe doing public pranks, has been well-received by the viewers as well as the critics.
As an actor, he has appeared in a few movies such as ‘My Brother the Time Traveler’ (also known as ‘Christmas Time’). The film revolves around two estranged brothers who reconnect at Christmas, but one of them can’t get past the fact that he thinks the other is a time traveler. Murray had a guest role in ‘12 Monkeys,’ a sci-fi mystery drama series that was based on the well-known 1995 film of the same name.
Tickets are Seated General Admission (First Come First Serve seating selections)
Early entry is also available (Get in 30 minutes early to select the best seats)

Zoom Bingo Going Virtual At Davenport Public Library

Zoom Bingo Presented by the Davenport Public LibraryCalling 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.

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.

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

The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles.

This year’s schedule of bands is:

Cupcakes, Water Skiing, 'The Mountaintop' And More In This Week's FUN10!See Backwater Gamblers Water Skiing Tonight!

The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team performs FREE water ski shows every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at 44th Street and the Rock River, Rock Island, IL, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Shows are free, but donations are accepted at DONATIONS – VENMO – @Backwater-Gamblers.

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 Mother's Day At Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, A 'Hamilton' Star In Town And More In Today's FUN10!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.

Mother's Day At Beaux Arts, Ale Trail, A 'Hamilton' Star In Town And More In Today's FUN10!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.

 

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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 over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.