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10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Heavy Metal, Cruises, Movies and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll 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.10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Heavy Metal, Cruises, Movies and MORE!

As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again focusing this week’s edition of Fun10QC on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’ as states begin the process of opening back up (with restrictions, of course).


FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!


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



Till Death: Wedding & Mourning Traditions

Muscatine Art Center (1314 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine) presents their latest exhibit, ‘Till Death: Wedding & Mourning Traditions’ this Tuesday Jun 9.

In this exhibition featuring dresses and other artifacts from the Muscatine Art Center’s permanent collection, the focus is on how Iowans exchanged vows and laid to rest their loved ones and how those customs changed over time. Visitors may be surprised to discover wedding dresses made in a variety of colors and fabrics such as wool, crepe, silk, satin, and even cotton. Some are heavily embellished while others are plain – both styles dictated by the trends of the day and the wearer’s wealth and status.

*The Muscatine Art Center reopens June 9, 2020 with reduced hours Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday/Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

To protect your health and that of our staff and volunteers, please wear a mask when visiting. For up-to-date details, call 563-263-8282 or visit www.muscatineartcenter.org.


Captain’s Dinner Cruise

Join the Celebration Belle for their Captain’s Dinner Cruise!

Celebration Belle is excited to start their cruising season! Experience the best view on the river of the newly completed arch on one of the 2 observations decks! It’s an amazing close up view and just imagine what it will be like during sunset!

You will enjoy a fabulous dinner including their famous prime rib and baked chicken also. Help welcome the new entertainers… Bloom, onboard! They will perform your favorite tunes during this 2 1/2 hour cruise.

There is plenty of room for social distancing on this riverboat. Reservations are at a reduced capacity, so please call 800-297-0034 / 309-764-1952 to reserve your space. This cruise will board from The Isle Marina in Bettendorf, IA, so after our dinner cruise, try your luck in The Isle Casino! What a fun filled evening a Thursday can be!

Cruise times:
Boarding at 6:00 p.m.
Departs at 6:30 p.m.
Returns at 9:00 pm

Dinner Cruise rates:
Adults: $52.95 per person
Children ages 3-10: $42.95 per person
Children ages 2 and under: complimentary


Spring Cleanup at Nahant Marsh

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by helping to spruce up the Nahant Marsh during the annual cleanup.

Spring Cleanup at Nahant Marsh (4220 Wapello Avenue Davenport) will take place this Saturday Jun 13 from 8:30 -11:30 a.m.

Projects will be both light and heavy duty. Gloves and bags will be provided. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

For more information, please visit https://xstreamcleanup.org/event/nahant-marsh-2020-spring-cleanup-6132020.


Heavy Metal parking Lot at WAKE Brewing

Looking for a little outdoor fun this weekend?

Make your way to Wake Brewing (2529 5th Avenue Rock Island) for some Heavy Metal Parking Lot fun this Friday Jun 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Jun 13 from 12 – 3 p.m.

Enjoy Wake’s extended outside seating across their front parking lot while taking in the Weather, Heavy tunes, Wake brews and Amazing food by local food vendors.

For more information and updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2607676766227026/.


36th Annual Strawberry Stampede

The 36th Annual Strawberry Stampede in Long Grove, Iowa is on!

This year’s event will be spread throughout three day, Friday Jun 12 – Sunday Jun 14. Participants will pick a day and time that works best for them. Available times can be found on the race form.

RACE FORMS can be found at the following locations:
Eldridge: Post Office Lobby, Classic Concepts Dental, NS Foods, Eldridge Fitness Center, Snap Fitness, Subway, Hungry Hobo, Eastern Iowa Bakery, New Hong Kong, Commercial Printers, Rudy’s Tacos.
Post Office Lobbies: Long Grove, Donahue, McCausland, Princeton, Camanche, Grand Mound, Low Moor, Calamus, Dixon, DeWitt.
DeWitt: Post Office Lobby, Scott Drug, Snap Fitness, DeWitt Fitness Center, Holst Chiropractic
Davenport: Running Wild
Maquoketa: YMCA

Have some social distance fun this weekend! Walk/run your race and get a special finish medal, a chance at a door prize, and post-race snacks. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Strawberry-Stampede-Long-Grove-Iowa-143519762330413/.


Movie in the Park Drive-In

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 13th. Abominable, a family friendly movie, will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex located at 8399 29th St W, Rock Island.

Gates will open for cars to park at 7:30 pm.

All cars must be parked by 8:15 pm, for the movie to begin at 8:30 pm.

Staff will be directing vehicles to park every other space so all vehicles are six feet apart.

People must remain in their vehicles to watch the movie.

A concession stand (cash only) will be available.

This drive-in movie is presented by Blackhawk Bank & Trust with contributions by the Rock Island Parks & Recreation Foundation, South Rock Island Township, and the Rock Island Township.

For inclement weather, call the rain line at (309) 732-RAIN (7246) after 3:30 pm on the day of the movie.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1272993262897618/.


Toxic Blonde’s Return to The Gypsy Highway

Attention Rock and Roll Fans. Come out for a night of fun and a high energy show and party with us here at The Gypsy Highway (2606 W Locust Street Davenport)!

Toxic Blonde is an Iowa-based rock band quickly gaining attention for its intense and energetic live performances. Featuring some of the areas finest musicians, Toxic Blonde is the perfect mix of entertainment and technical skill. Covering everything from Prince to Van Halen to Pantera, each show is a must-see event.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525541964699729/.


Summertime Rock N Roll Livestream

Bishop Hill Creative Commons is looking forward to the day of crowds and dancing! In the meantime, Glory Days Garage Band will put on a streaming Rock ‘n’ Roll Party from the Bishop Hill Creative Commons for you to enjoy on your favorite device.

Join Glory Days Garage Band for some Summertime Rock ‘n’ Roll Magic this Sunday Jun 14 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1034545910275653/ for more information.


Iron Lion Jungle Heart

IRON LION JUNGLE HUNT (formerly Iron Lion Safari) is happening this Sunday Jun 14 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Camden Park in Milan, IL.

All Divisions EXCEPT Recreational & Juniors will Play 1 Round at Both Camden Courses (Recreational & Junior will play both rounds at Camden 1). PDGA Sanctioned C-Tier. PDGA membership required, not current or nonmember $10 fee.

In order to secure PDGA sanctioning in this new Covid World, we will be switching up the tournament operations which will be as follows:
-You Must Pre Register to Participate in Event/ NO DAY OF SIGN UP
-We will post assigned Starting Holes by 9am on this FB event page
-Virtual Player Meeting (link will be on this event page)
-Shotgun Start at 9:30am
-Hour Lunch Break after last card in (on each course)
-There will be NO Congregating in the Shelter
-We Will NOT be bringing Discs with us
-Payouts will be sent via Paypal for Professionals
-Amateurs will receive a Paper Voucher (potentially emailed or available upon arriving at Shop) for Payout to be Redeemed at our Storefront and we will extend expiration to 60 days post event.

Open- $50
Adv- $40
Int- $35
Rec- $30
Jrs- $30 (No PDGA Fee)

Optional $5 Ace Fund
Pre Reg at Iron Lion or over the phone by June 13 or on Disc Golf Scene until 8:00am June 14. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1262166973968982/.


Virtual Guided Tour: Power Frauen & Collections Exhibits

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum on Sunday, June 14th at 2pm for a virtual guided tour led by Assistant Director Sami live over zoom.

In this live tour Sami will lead guests through our two special exhibits, “The History We Hold: Highlights from the GAHC Collection” and “Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream.” She will share with you some of the notable figures and interesting treasures on the display at the GAHC right now.
For guests who viewed our Virtual Power Frauen tour in May: The Power Frauen portion of this tour will be the same as the tour in May.

Tickets for this live virtual tour are $8 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. A zoom link will be sent on Saturday, June 13th to everyone who purchases a ticket.

Stay tuned to QuadCities.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!


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Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. 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.

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