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10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 17th: Art Contests, Couch Cabaret, Music 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 May 17th: Art Contests, Couch Cabaret, Music 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’.


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 …



Virtual Zumba Mix with Rock River Fitness

Join Rock River Fitness this Monday May 18 at 5 p.m. and Saturday May 23rd at 9 a.m. for Virtual Zumba Mix!

This is not your regular Zumba class! Join Instructor Shaya Smith for an awesome session of dancing! It’s a MIX of Latin, pop, and hip hop. This class is a total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Want a challenge? She adds that in to every class. Abs or booty she’s got it covered. Bring a friend and get ready to burn some calories. What more can you ask for from a $7 class?!

For more information, visit https://mindbody.io/fitness/classes-online/zoom-7-zumba-mix-rock-river-fitness#44037120-2020-05-18.


Kids Arts Contest

Do you like art? Drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting or chalk drawings? Whatever type of art inspires you, River Valley District Library wants to see it!

Since we have all been staying safe at home, Ms. Cathy has a challenge for everyone!

Create a piece of art that shows what inspires you! Have an adult take a photo and post it to the library’s Facebook wall or tag them on Instagram, @RiverValleyLibrary. One lucky winner will receive a $20 Hobby Lobby gift card! The winner will be announced on Monday, June 8th.

Best of luck to all of the creative geniuses out there!


Discovery at Home

Join the Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a fun, nifty, uplifting idea you can try and talk about at home with your children and family.

As we all stay home and stay safe, let’s stay connected in the great way that Discovery Center friends do!
Watch for Discovery Center volunteers sharing their inspiration with you through videos and posts.
And please — post back! Share your photos, videos and comments about the things we are trying together. Pass on other cool ideas so we can all keep the Discoveries happening until we’re back together again


Yoga LIVE From the Mezz

Yoga on The Mezz has changed to Yoga LIVE FROM The Mezz! Long Live Yoga and CBW Beer!

Pre-order your Crowlers for curbside pickup at CrawfordCrowlers.com and join live for their regularly scheduled Yoga slots, now EVERY Wednesday.

If you can’t join live we still have you covered. All live stream yoga can be found on the following playlist for you to use throughout the week:

And for the CBW servers who have wholly or significantly lost their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider contributing to the CBW Server Tip Fund.



The Spotlight Theatre Couch Cabaret Live

The creative team at The Spotlight Theatre is feeling anxious to get back to creating and entertaining again. Same goes for all the local talent and performers out there.

So, they’ve decided to put together a virtual Cabaret for everyone’s enjoyment right from the comfort of everyone’s couches!

Lots of area performers will be singing LIVE via The Spotlight Theatre’s Facebook page! Tune in Saturday May 23rd at 7:00 pm to see lots of familiar faces and voices. Let’s celebrate the healing power of song together.

In an effort to help support The Spotlight Theatre, they have a pay what it’s worth gift site set up through Venmo at Venmo@thespotlighttheatre.


Loteria En Vivo Con Montse

Who is ready for another night of family fun playing Lotería?

KWQC’s Montse Ricossa plans to lead the family game via Facebook Live starting at 6 p.m. on Friday May 22.

Prizes include both Mercado on Fifth and KWQC swag.

Print your cards here and get ready for some fun! https://bit.ly/2QWTuvl

If you can’t print at home, they will have some cards available for pickup from 3-6 p.m this Friday at the Mercado Curbside Event at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rock Island.


11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest

Muscatine School Orchestras are excited to present the 11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest! This year, the format will be VERY different, with performances being entirely online, but the spirit of Stringfest remains the same. Students and performers are hard at work prepping for this event.

The performance will be broadcast right here on Facebook Live on Friday, May 22. The concert will feature student performers from 4th grade to 12th, as well as professional musicians around the community and around the country!

There is no admission, but with one of the main missions of Stringfest being to raise funds for students who need it most, they will be doing an online fundraising push that weekend. That fundraiser will kick-off at the beginning of Stringfest at 7pm on the 22nd and will conclude 48 hours later at 7pm on the 24th. They will have Venmo set up for people to donate that are willing and able. With this being the 11th Annual performance, we have a goal to raise $1,100! That Venmo information will be posted for everyone to donate on the 22nd.

So please, mark your calendars and join from the comfort of your own homes on the 22nd! Muscatine School Orchestras are so happy to be a part of this wonderful, supportive community, and look forward to performing for you all!


Good Makers Virtual Market

Eastern Iowa’s hippest market is going VIRTUAL!!!

Ok, since all this crazy COVID19 stuff is happening Good Makers are sad to say they cannot have their market in person, but they can bring the market to you! You’ll be able to shop from the safety of your home. More details coming soon!

There are all sorts of good people in the world.

These are the people we choose to surround ourselves with.

The artists, dreamers and farmers.

The collectors, free-spirits, and do-gooders.

This is a community we call G o o d M a k e r s

and this is our M a r k e t.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/726786804514615/ for more information.


Solitary Sessions with Mutts

Looking for a little live music from the safety of home this Saturday night?

Join River Music Experience for a Solitary Session with Mutts this Saturday May 23 at 7p.m. on Facebook Live.

Chicago’s Mutts are a keys/bass/drums trio described as “like Tom Waits fronting a garage band” by Time Out Magazine. For more on Mutts, visit their website at https://www.muttsmusic.com/.


Figge Art Museum goes Virtual

While the Figge Art Museum is currently closed, their mission to bring art and people together has not ceased!

While they miss seeing everyone at the museum, they aspire to connect and interact, practicing social distancing, through the Figge’s online channels.

Check their website and follow them on social media to stay engaged with the Figge. Explore the NEW virtual offerings found here.


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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