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Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week’s FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week!

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Every 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.

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

A Comedy Show To Dye For Tonight At Renwick

The “Tomfoolery on Tremont” standup comedy series at Davenport’s Renwick Mansion will host Jeff Dye in two shows Sunday night, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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Jeff Dye appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon in January 2018.

Tables for two are $30 and tables of four are $55 for the 38-year-old Seattle native, who is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast.

Dye started doing comedy at Giggles Comedy Club right out of high school and was first nationally recognized on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” where he finished third after only three years into his comedy career.

Dye has hosted two series for MTVNumbnuts and Money From Strangers and also appeared on Girl Code. He was a finalist on the sixth season of the NBC series Last Comic Standing, finishing third behind Marcus and winner Iliza Shlesinger, and then performed in a 50-city tour with the other top competitors.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10

Comedian Jeff Dye will do two shows at the Renwick Mansion Sunday, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Dye performed at the TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham before starring in his own half-hour comedy special titled Comedy Central Presents Jeff Dye in 2010. He was the host of MTV’s Club New Year’s Eve 2013 Live from Times Square.

He was also a recurring celebrity cast member on NBC‘s game show I Can Do That which aired during the summer of 2015. Dye was on the NBC 2016 reality show Better Late Than Never as the tour organizer and suitcase holder for William ShatnerTerry BradshawGeorge Foreman and Henry Winkler while they toured Asia.

Dye returned to Better Late Than Never in 2017-2018 alongside Shatner, Bradshaw, Foreman and Winkler as “The Sidekick,” while they toured Europe and Morocco.

Dye has been the host of Jeff Dye’s Friendship Podcast on the All Things Comedy network since March 2018. For more information, visit jeffdye.com.

Tickets for his Renwick shows (901 Tremont Ave., Davenport) are available at Eventbrite.com.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Northern Parallels Is Back

Northern Parallels 046 is dropping on April 24 — it’s Mike’s Birthday Backyard Boogie Edition, outside of Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island!
Rozz Tox is back for another Northern Parallels open air event from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. We’re bringing the DJ booth outside in the backyard of Rozz-Tox again for our 4th year of events, come dance under the moon.
DJ Sets by Mike Derer and Higgy will get people dancing and having a good time. This is a free, all ages event. 21+ to drink.
Masks are encouraged throughout the night, and will be required to go inside to use the restrooms. No mask, No entry.
Drinks will be available for purchase at the walk-up window on the side of the building.
Outdoor seating includes the LaborSpace park next door, the side patio and the backyard.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Grab Some Dinner At Baked, Support a Good Cause

It’s the Junior League’s charity night at Baked in the Village, 1113 Mound St., Davenport on Wednesday!
Support Junior League of the Quad Cities by grabbing lunch or dinner at Baked in the Village of East Davenport on Wednesday, April 21st. 20% of ALL sales will support JLQC.
For more information, click here.

Circa ’21’s ‘You Smell Barn’ Ongoing

Returning with the venue’s first mainstage production since area theaters closed in November, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is ready to bring audiences lots of deserved laughs and warmth in the local debut of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn.” Running through May 15, the latest encounter with everyone’s favorite group of singing and joking Minnesotans is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. With all shows at the beloved Rock Island dinner theatre, this new musical comedy is being presented by an outstanding Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10company of professional actors.

The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” will be presented on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening performances and $49.73 for the matinées.

Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for each performance of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” is limited, and plated dinners will be served in lieu of the traditional buffet meals. For the safety of guests and staff members, face masks must be worn to enter the theater, when interacting with the staff and whenever guests are away from their tables.

Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island. You also may call (309)786-7733 ext. 2.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Discover Taoism

Want to learn more about Taoism?

Spellbound is holding an online class to teach you about it!

This is a free class, online via Zoom. To attend, you must first register with your e-mail address in order to receive an invitation on the day of the class. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/intro-to-taoism-free-class…
Instructor: Eric Friedman

Recycle The Runway With Dress For Success

This “Project Runway” style fashion show — which will be streamed virtually — is a must-see Quad Cities favorite. Before the designers are even chosen, volunteers fill giant bags full of random clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. and number them. Once the designers are selected, each one gets to come pick out a bag with no idea what is inside. The designers then have 6 weeks to craft a “runway-ready” outfit out of whatever they find in the bag!

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Recycle the Runway 2021 will feature designs by Alexandra Chayer of The Shop Lema, Julia Page & Grace Olsen, Malina Lee of Odd Bettie’s, Becca Nicke & Red Perreze of Abernathy’s, and Kerry Lao & Kelly Lao.

Tickets start at $35, which includes access to the virtual event and an entry to our “Lexus for the Weekend” drawing!

And, you won’t want to miss our spectacular silent auction, which goes live on April 15!

100% of the night’s proceeds will go to providing free job-search assistance, group workshops, career coaching, and professional clothing for women in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois searching for employment, transitioning into a new industry, working to advance their careers, and interested in career and professional development resources.

For more information, click here.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Discuss The ROOTS Of Social Struggle Online

Three sessions of facilitated discussions on the root causes of racism will begin Monday at 7 p.m., hosted online by Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities.

Our goal is to guide groups to intertwine faith and justice for sustainable long-term collective action and accountability. We will be meeting at 7 pm. Each session is 90 minutes long.

The first is focused on relationship building and identity exploration. We ask questions about the parts of our identity that are most salient to us, the experiences that inform how we think about the world and our relationship with privilege and oppression. The second is focused on understanding white supremacy culture and how pervasive it is. We discuss implicit bias and overt/covert characteristics of white supremacy culture that perpetuate racism and oppression.

The final session has a theme of “discipleship costs” and asks what are we willing to sacrifice to create a more just world? We discuss the difference between charity & justice.
Here is a pre-session survey for you to fill out: https://forms.gle/k6dHsMmjn9JsVpCcA

Check Out ‘New Beginnings’ Online

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Twenty-two performers (including 13 in the Q-C) are featured in the “New Beginnings” video.

Mockingbird on Main, a planned theater/cabaret space taking shape at 320 Main St., Davenport, is debuting with an online cabaret!

“New Beginnings” – a tantalizing teaser online cabaret – is led by Quad-Cities actor Tristan Tapscott and his girlfriend, Savannah Bay Strandin.

“The Mockingbird is committed to supporting artists and providing a space for them to create,” its social media says. “We will produce projects as creators bring them to us.”

A frequent actor and director in the area, Tapscott co-founded his own company in 2008 — Harrison Hilltop Theatre at 1601 Harrison St., Davenport. In 2011, it moved to the former Green Room — at 1611 2nd Ave., Rock Island – becoming The District Theatre, before moving down the block in August 2014 to the tiny, long and narrow former Grape Life space at 1623 2nd Ave., and ending from 2015 to 2016 in the much larger space at the former Rock Island Argus, 1724 4th Ave., Rock Island.

To see the cabaret (for free), visit TheMockingbirdonMain.com, or www.facebook.com/TheMockingbirdOnMain.

Quad City Arts High School Art Show On Display

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, through April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on

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Quad City Arts Facebook page , along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed at www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html,

This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Primary sponsorship is provided by The William Butterworth Foundation. Scholarships are sponsored by the Morrisey Family Foundation, The Deere Employees Credit Union and Quad City Arts’ board members. Other awards are sponsored by Dphilms, Living Lands & Waters, Zimmerman Honda, the Left Bank Art League, The Rock Island Art Guild and local artists in the area of their expertise.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the region through the arts. The Quad City Arts Center Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com.

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10Check Out The Blues Jam!

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

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