10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 1st: Divas, Art-Mageddon, Fish Swaps and MORE!
November is already here! Can you believe it? Even though the weather may begin to force us indoors, that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of FUN and exciting events going on in the Quad Cities!
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.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Valor & Victory Gardens : WWII in the Hawkeye State
WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story.
Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) through Jan 17 for Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State.
This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and was co-curated by GAHC Staff and Arthur Pitz, Ph.D.
The exhibit will be open from September 13 – January 17 and is included with general admission:
Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free
For more information, please visit https://gahc.org/.
Performing Arts Signature Series: Ho Etsu Taiko
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Join the Quad City Arts this Thursday Nov 5 for their Performing Arts Signature Series: Virtual Season. This week will feature Ho Etsu Taiko – Japanese Drumming.
A collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming, Ho Etsu pushes the envelope through collaborations with other taiko groups, musicians, and culturally-focused artists while staying grounded in the rich tradition of kumi-daiko. Their mission is to spread joy through each and every drumbeat by creating music that is true to who they are.
Your ticket includes a digital link of the performance along with curbside take-out service from either Crust in Bettendorf or The Combine in East Moline using a prix-fixe menu created for this event. A link to the menus with instructions for placing orders will be provided in advance. Access to the performance will be provided by 4 p.m. the day of the event and all orders placed in advance will be available at 5:30 p.m. for pickup.
Get your digital pass today! https://www.quadcityarts.com/pass
Christmas at the Barn
Get into the holiday spirit with R7 Reclaimed’s Christmas at the Barn event!
R7 Reclaimed (337 Cemetery Lane Grandview) is bringing TWO opening weekends of Christmas at the Barn this year! Come enjoy the weekend magic Nov 6-7 and Nov 13-14 from 4 – 8 p.m.
The two-story reclaimed barn will be overflowing and restocked each weekend and your favorite vendors will be set up under the magic of lights and tents.
The Farmhouse Market will be joining the fun again in the barn. Stone Wall Brick Oven Pizza will be serving it up fresh plus cocoa, kettle, corn, photo ops and all of the things you’ve come to love about the #R7RoadTrip!
For more information, please visit https://tenneilregister.com/.
Viva La Divas Drag Show
DON’T MISS THE DIVAS!!
The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS this Friday Nov 6 from 8 – 10 p.m.
Seating will be limited due to social distancing so order early or you won’t get in! Parties cannot be mixed at tables and reservations can only be made for parties of 4 or 6 people. All attending are required to wear face masks.
November’s special guest performer will be Quad City favorite, Nikki Turner!
Now in its ninth year, Viva La Divas is the longest running drag show in the Quad Cities bringing you some of the United States best performers! Viva La Divas has three multiple title holders and Speakeasy favorites… Dementia Jaide, Jamie Summers and Milange Cavalli! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Each month the show will feature a special guest performer as well.
The music you will hear at Viva La Divas ranges from Top 40, Country, Latin, Rock, Hip Hop, Disco and everything in between!
This is a great “girls’ night out” or perfect for a bachelorette party! Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 day of for this two-hour show!! You must be 18 or older to attend – no exceptions.
Doors open at 7:00 and VIVA LA DIVAS begins at 8:00 pm
Reserve your seats online at thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling 309-786-7733, Ext. 2 and experience the one and only –
VIVA LA DIVAS.
Art-Mageddon at the Market
Art-Mageddon Kicks off the holiday season with an array of local artists and crafters gathered at the Freight House Farmers Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport) this Saturday Nov 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shop local and get started with your holiday gift-giving in an outdoor and safe environment!
From custom wood signs, and wooden toys, woven baskets, and handmade jewelry. Food truck, baked goods, wine, and beer onsite!
For more information, please visit https://www.freighthousefarmersmarket.com/.
Tomfoolery on Tremont: Brent Terhune
Looking for a great time out with a whole bunch of happiness and laughter? Then you need to check out Tomfoolery on Tremont!
Tomfoolery on Tremont features comedy from Brent Terhune this Saturday Nov 7 at The Renwick Mansion (901 Tremont Ave. Davenport) at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Characters, voices, one liners, and time-tested monologues- Brent Terhune is the embodiment of all these things. Not many comics can pull off Brent’s laid-back style of comedy and still remain just as absurd and funny, but equally relevant and relatable at the same time. Currently, Brent is a writer for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. He’s been featured on Fox’s “Laughs” and his debut comedy album went all the way to #1 on the iTunes charts. He’s also appeared at the Limestone Comedy Festival and gets regular play on SiriusXM.
Tickets can be purchased for tables of 2 for $24 and 4 for $48. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/265761581409283.
J.A.M. Sessions: Byron “BK” Davis
Joy Avenue Media and the River Music Experience presents J.A.M. SESSIONS – local bands, live in real time from the JAM studio.
J.A.M. Sessions will feature Byron “BK” Davis this Saturday Nov 7 at 7 p.m.
River Music Experience has partnered with Joy Avenue Media to present high-quality, free livestreams of the best QC bands, providing safe live music to our community. Tips and donations are encouraged to the band help cover production costs.
Tune in on the Joy Avenue Media Facebook page:
To view past streams, like and subscribe to the Joy Avenue Media YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-kcjWGxTQV8m2LZJOuOCUw
For over 21 years, Steinway Artist Byron “BK” Davis has entertained audiences around the world with his smooth blend of jazz, blues and R&B.
“Out of the 88 Modern & Ancient Constellations, the only music heard in space is from a Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand Piano”.
BK Davis is the First African American Steinway International Artists from the State of Iowa.
Angels, Aliens & Arcane Intelligences
Angels, Aliens and Arcane Intelligences? Oh my!
Join Spellbound this Saturday Nov 7 from 2 – 3 p.m. for the ultimate FREE Zoom class – Angels, Aliens and Arcane Intelligences.
About the class
Instructor: Eric Friedman
Were ancient humans guided towards civilization by fallen angels, ancient aliens, subterranean reptilian beings? Were prehistoric monuments such as Stonehenge, Giza, & Teotihuacán the homes of the gods, or alien airports? From Ezekiel & Enoch to Atlantis & R’lyeh, Eric will examine various myths & legends, folklore & fantasy, archeology & angelology, to discern who these “Visitors” – dimly remembered by so many cultures – may have been & where they may have come from.
Quad City Fish Swap
Have a swimmingly grand time at the Quad City Fish Swap this weekend!
Quad City Fish Swap will happen this Sunday Nov 8 from 12 – 4 p.m. at The Golden Leaf Banquet Center (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). Free Admission!
This swap will feature a HUGE selection of live freshwater fish and plants. Plus, new and used equipment, supplies and decor. Something for EVERY aquatic hobbyist.
For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/323329652425113.
The QC During WWII
Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online this Sunday Nov 8 at 2 p..m for “The QC During WWII”, a lecture by Dr. Art Pitz.
The Tri-Cities became the Quad Cities and with that, all experienced a total war. Come and share that experience.
This presentation will be presented live over Zoom.
This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.
A zoom link will be sent on Saturday to those who purchase tickets.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-qc-during-wwii-tickets-124927117371.
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