Crafty Cat, ‘Murder,’ Full STEAM Ahead And More In The Latest 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.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …
Get Crafty With Crafty Cat
It’s A Zach Attack On Tomfoolery On Tremont
Quad City Music Guild Presenting ‘Matilda’ For Last Time Today
Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11.
Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now!
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Full STEAM Ahead For Rock Island Library!
Rock Island Public Library children’s librarians will continue to show up at our Longview Park Library2Go bookmobile stop from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Wednesdays in August for Full STEAM Ahead. Stop by for some fun with our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) kits. Miss Ranell will bring a new kit each week.
This event is great for grades K-6! (Wednesdays are early dismissal days for Rock Island-Milan School District #41.)
For more information, see www.rockislandlibrary.org.
Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series Shines On Moline
Moline Centre on Friday was excited to announce this year’s lineup for the Thursday night Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off
17th Street and River Drive.
“It has been 610 days since our last FREE concert @ Bass Street, and we are ready to ‘safely’ party with all of you again on the plaza!” it posted on Facebook, noting it is partnering again with Courtesy Car City as both the title and vehicle sponsor for this year’s concert series.
Moline Centre “is taking many extra precautions to ensure that these series of concerts are following all CDC/State of Illinois Covid-19 safety guidelines,” the group posted. “We ask that all guests please wear a mask anytime social distancing is not possible. Social distance whenever possible. Frequently use the hand sanitizing stations that will be provided. Avoid concentrated gatherings of people. Please stay home and do not attend these concerts if you are sick or feeling sick.”
The Thursday night lineup for the free 7 p.m. concerts is:
- 12: Smooth Groove
- 19: Avey Grouws Band
- 26: Alewife
- 2: Dynoride
RME Rocks With Live At Five On Fridays
The RME courtyard will host live music featuring a wide range of genres and styles.
This year’s schedule of bands is:
- 13: The Dawn
sponsored by Quad Cities Foot & Ankle Associates
- 27: Class of ’82 (‘80s New Wave / Retro Tribute Band)
sponsored by NerdFest& Massetone Entertainment
- 3: The Bobby Ray Bunch
sponsored by MidAmerican Energy
- 10: Avey Grouws Band
- 24: The Wontu Trees
sponsored by Dahl Ford Davenport
Playcrafters Presenting ‘Whistleblower’s Dilemma’
Playcrafters Barn Theatre continues its Barn Owl season with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma, an original dramedy written by Jim Sederquist, Bettendorf. The show will be presented through Aug. 22nd at the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline.
Joe loves his community and the factory that his grandfather helped build from scratch. When Joe discovers the factory’s current owner is embezzling millions of dollars from the state, and setting Joe up to take the blame, Joe decides to take an unusual route: he makes the fraud bigger.
Jackie is a star fraud investigator but frustrated with office politics. When she stumbles on something big that just happens to be at the wrong time of the year, she’s forced to not ask any questions. But that doesn’t stop her from investigating.
How does it end up for Joe? For Jackie? And how are cell phones, yoga, and a rolling
whiteboard stored in a bathroom involved? Find out in The Whistleblower’s Dilemma.
Fridays and Saturdays, the doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sundays are 3 p.m. matinees with the doors opening at. Reservations can be made by calling the Playcrafters box office at 309-762-0330 or by visiting the website at www.playcrafters.com.
General admission is $12 and military and senior admission is $10. All audience members will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
Blackbox Theatre Debuting New Thriller
Opening August 19th at Blackbox Theatre in Moline is the psychological thriller “Murder in Green Meadows” by Douglas Post. The original production received six Emmy Award nominations when presented on TV with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The Black Box production stars James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams and directed by Jacqueline Isaacson. Set design by Adams with construction by Michael Kopriva. The production will run from August 19th through August 28.
Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows” “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points. Four stars.” —WMAQ-TV. “It spins a web of deception, sex, murder and mind games as two suburban couples discover their darker sides.” —Chicago Tribune. “An archly manipulative psycho-thriller…a well-made murder mystery…it holds your attention like a leash.” —Windy City Times. “A screaming hit…a tautly constructed plot…the people are the action.” —Portsmouth News. “This tale of lust and death in the ‘ideal’ home is certain to become a classic.” —Southampton Daily Echo.
On picking the show for the season co-founder Adams said, “It’s not that you don’t know who done it, it’s finding out why.”
The plot finds Thomas Devereaux (Driscoll), a successful architect and local contractor, and his beautiful wife, Joan (Winn), have just moved into their dream house in the quiet suburban town of Green Meadows when they are visited by their new neighbors, Carolyn and Jeff Symons, and a friendship develops quickly between the two couples. But underneath the cool, middle-American exterior, something is truly rotten. A previous sexual relationship is revealed, as is the fact that Thomas learned of the infidelity and may have murdered his wife’s lover. Then, one summer evening, following the Symons departure after a friendly game of cards, Thomas lets Joan know that he is aware of her new deception, and his violent, possessive nature surfaces. What follows is a diabolical plot that continues to thicken through the final showdown between a murderer and an aggrieved widow.
Thursday night tickets are $13, all other performances $16. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com.
Alternating Currents Coming To Quad-Cities!
Downtown Davenport will be brimming with energy as 20+ venues host more than 100 performances, screenings, and art events.
Zoom Bingo Going Virtual At Davenport Public Library
Calling 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.