‘Medea,’ MLK, Icetravaganza, Trivia, 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.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …
Augustana’s ‘Medea’ Ends TODAY!
Augustana College Theatre Arts Department will present “Medea” by Euripides, translation by Nicholas Rudall, through today. This afternoon’s show is at 1:30 p.m. The production will be held in the Honkamp Blackbox Theatre located on the third floor of the Brunner Theatre Center.
Rudall’s translation of this powerful classic for contemporary audiences provides compelling new insight into the Greek tragedy this which tells the story of Medea, who chose to save her future husband while destroying her own family. Now married to Jason, she finds he has betrayed her love and abandoned their children. Seeking vengeance, she does the unthinkable.
The ensemble cast of “Medea” features Augustana students Haley Chellberg, Lauren Clarke, John Flannery, Alyssa Frazier, Titus Jilderda, Maxwell Johnson, Riva Kansakar, Stephanie White, Benedict Wood, and Allie McPeak in the title role.
The production team includes co-stage managers Jacqueline Isaacson and Faith Rund, Camryn MacLean, who serves as the movement coordinator, sound designer and composer Ryan J. Hurdle, lighting designer Noah Hill, prop designer and scenic charge Zachary Misner, and features costumes designed by Olivia Ruffatto, and masks designed by James Casad.
Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors, and $5 for faculty/staff/and non-Augustana students. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 309-794-7306, visiting augustana.edu/tickets, or at the door.
MLK Day Celebrated At Augustana
In honor of the upcoming Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day Augustana College is hosting a panel discussion and movie, “College Behind Bars” . It’s a four hour film directed by PBS’ Ken Burns & Lynn Novick and is available on Netflix. The events on January 17th will highlight and explain how college in prison programs are part of the “dream of the beloved community” through the inspiring voices of formerly incarcerated students.
The featured panelists will include men featured in the PBS documentary, members of the Bard Prison Initiative and the Augustana Prison Education Program. The 20-year-old Bard Prison Initiative is a program of Bard College that provides college education to people in prison. The academic programs end in associate and bachelor’s degrees from Bard. Bard first started making the news when its debate team won against Harvard University in 2015.
The Augustana Prison Education Program, which began this fall, is modeled after the Bard Prison Initiative and was organized by Dr. Sharon Varallo. Ten men are attending classes this fall at East Moline Correctional Center, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
The panel discussion is going to be a virtual event live—via Zoom–at 6:30 pm on January 17th.
Here is additional information about the day: https://www.augustana.edu/about-us/news/king-celebration-jan-17-feature-prison-education-outreach
Nate Bargatze Coming To Adler Theatre Tonight
Comedian Nate Bargatze announced today his The Raincheck Tour is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated second Netflix special, The Greatest Average American, now streaming worldwide on Netflix, The Raincheck Tour will feature all new material.
Reserved seat tickets are on sale online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E 3rd St). Tickets are $39.75, $49.75 and $69.75.
Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, stand-up comedian Nate Bargatze is selling out shows across the world. Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, which is evident in his ten appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon following four appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In March 2019, Nate’s first solo one-hour Netflix special, The Tennessee Kid, premiered globally with rave reviews.
In July 2020, the comedian teamed up with All Things Comedy to release his new podcast, Nateland. The world is a crazy place and there’s plenty of podcasts out there tackling the tough issues. However, Nateland tackles the meaningless issues that we face day to day to give listeners a much-needed mental break from fighting the good fight. New episodes release Wednesdays, with video available on Nate’s YouTube channel and audio available everywhere you get podcasts.
For more information, visit natebargatze.com.
Rocky Hits Rhythm City TONIGHT!
Rocky LaPorte will perform in the Rhythm City Casino Event Center in Davenport on Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at 7:00 pm.
Tickets will be $15 and seats will be General Admission. You must be 21+ to attend this show, as the Rhythm Room is on the Casino Floor. Tickets are available now at the following link: https://rhythmcitycasino.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=116
Snowstar Appreciation Days Begin TODAY!
Snowstar is proud to honor and support all the members in the community who work tirelessly to protect us, educate us and keep us healthy.
As a small thank-you for their service and dedication, we’re hosting Appreciation Days every Sunday throughout January. All law enforcement, firefighter/EMS teams, medical professionals and teachers with a valid I.D. will receive 20% off ski or tube tickets. The discount extends to their families, and any current military and veterans will also receive a matched discount.
- January 16 – Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Day
- January 23 – Medical Professional Appreciation Day
- January 30 – Teacher Appreciation Day
To receive applicable discounts, visitors must purchase tickets on-site at the Snowstar ticket counter.
For all the latest information on Snowstar’s hours and offerings, follow @SnowstarPark on Facebook.
IceTravaganza Runs Through Today!
Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) will host Icestravaganza, presented by Rubberstamps.net, through 10 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Freight House and LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport. The free-to-attend event features beautiful ice carvings (36,000 pounds’ worth) on display all three days. This year’s ice sculpture theme is “Zoo Animal Safari.”
Whether attendees stroll by at the Freight House boardwalk or check them out from their vehicle in the new drive-through display on Beiderbecke Drive in LeClaire Park, organizers recommend the best time to see (and take photos of) the sculptures is when they’re glowing from dusk to 10 p.m. each day of the event. Festival goers are encouraged to snap a photo and post on social media using the hashtag #IcestravaganzaQC.
“We invite you to visit Downtown Davenport and enjoy Icestravaganza, one of the most popular outdoor winter events in the QC. I’m amazed every year at the ice sculptures that are created, transforming blocks of ice into intricate creations that look even better at night when they’re lit,” said DDP Director of Events Jason Gilliland.
The general public can watch the Metronet live ice carving demonstration in-person or online from 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, on the Downtown Davenport Partnership’s Facebook page.
Additionally, the Family Credit Union will host a warming station with free hot chocolate and a fire pit at the Freight House’s outdoor patio during the ice carving competition and from 5-6:30 p.m.
To keep this event fun and safe, organizers ask attendees to please socially distance and wear a mask.
Visit DowntownDavenport.com for more information.
Kick Up The Brass At WIU
The Western Illinois University School of Music brass faculty and BCA will present BRASSFEST 2022 from 2:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 in the COFAC Recital Hall.
The event will feature performances by WIU’s La Moine Brass Quintet and special guest artists, the Blair Brass (Vanderbilt University). Additionally, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and opportunities for all participants to play will be included.
This year’s schedule includes:
• 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: La Moine Brass Quintet Recital
• 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Reading sessions, by instrument
• 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Blair Brass Quintet Masterclass
• Dinner break
• 7:30 p.m.: Blair Brass Quintet Recital
Admission to all events is $25 and admission to just the evening concert is $10.
Blair Brass (Vanderbilt University)
The Blair Brass Quintet, founded in 1995, has performed throughout the Southeast and is very involved in exposing young people to their music through school concerts. Their repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary.
Members of the ensemble provide private instruction, coach chamber music, teach orchestral technique and conduct brass seminars. The Blair Brass Quintet’s members are: Jose Sibaja, trumpet; Jeff Bailey, trumpet; Leslie Norton, horn; Jeremy Wilson, trombone; and Gilbert Long, tuba.
La Moine Brass Quintet (Western Illinois University)
The La Moine Brass Quintet was formed in 1992, becoming the resident faculty brass quintet of WIU’s School of Music the following year. Quintet members include Professor Bruce Briney, trumpet; Assistant Professor Jena Gardner, horn; Associate Professor John Mindeman, trombone; and Assistant Professor James Land, tuba.
These WIU faculty musicians bring together performance experience in over 25 professional orchestras in North, Central and South America. Each year the ensemble also includes a graduate assistant in trumpet. Second-year music master’s degree student Caylan Laundrie, of Brooklyn, WI, currently completes the group.
To register for Brassfest 2022, visit wiu.edu/trumpet.
Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge
Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!
Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!
Rock With Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday Night @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
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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 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.