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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…

Circa ’21 Rings In Holidays With ‘White Christmas’

A Circa ’21 family favorite returns just in time for the holiday season! Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

Featuring a dazzling score with well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is an uplifting musical that promises to be a merry theatrical experience for all ages!

Please visit www.circa21.com for details, or call the Box Office at (309) 786-7733 ext. 2.

Circa ‘21 Dreams of a “White Christmas”

Hometown Living Expo Coming To Quad-Cities

Spend the weekend checking out amazing goods & services our local Quad Cities area small businesses have to offer at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island, IL!

Business Exhibitors & Artisan Vendors in Health, Wellness, Beauty, Pet care, Home Remodeling, Gardening, Area Agencies, Insurance, Entertainment, Food, Clothing and much more!

Ask the Expert Seminars both days!!

Saturday, November 12 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 13 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Parking!

$5 cash entry fee for all ages both days ~ kids 17 & under are FREE!

www.hometownlivingexpo.com

Hometown Living Expo Hits Rock Island November 12-13

Quad City Fish Swap Happening TODAY!

Check out the Quad City Fish Swap at noon Sunday at Golden Leaf Banquet Center, 2902 E. Kimberly, Davenport.

Follow Social Distancing & CDC Guidlines. We will have touch-less hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. Please DO NOT TOUCH items until purchased. If high risk or experiencing symptoms please stay home.

Quad City Fish Swap Swimming Into Iowa Sunday

Retail sales event featuring a HUGE selection of live freshwater fish and plants. Plus new & used equipment, supplies and decor. Something for EVERY aquatic hobbyist. Free Admission!

’12 Angry Jurors’ at Moline’s Playcrafters

Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “12 Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose with a stage version by Sherman L. Sergel and directed by Mike Schulz.

The trial of a 19-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of his father has just concluded. It looks like an open-and-shut case; that is until one of the jurors takes a look at the facts in a new way. Evidence is re-examined, tempers get short, and arguments grow heated as issues become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character. As the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new threat of violence breaks out, all in the pursuit of the truth and the right thing to do.

Opening November 4, this powerful plays continues November 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 with performances on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 3 PM!

For details please visit Playcrafters.com!

“12 Angry Jurors” Opens November 4 at Playcrafters

Kansas Hits Bettendorf This Week

KANSAS will be performing a set of KANSAS Classics for Bettendorf fans on November 11 at the Isle of Capris!

Kansas Rocks Bettendorf November 11

Kansas Rocks Bettendorf November 11

Fans will hear KANSAS Classics such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ ‘Dust in the Wind,’ ‘Point of Know Return, ‘Fight Fire with Fire,’ deep cuts, and much more.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW: Kansas Tickets 

Hop Into Moline For Holiday Hop

Kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Moline during the 5th Annual Holiday Hop!

Festivities begin on Friday, November 11, at 4pm highlighting many of our unique stores, restaurants, and much, much more.

The Holiday Hop will feature in-store specials, live music, refreshments, kid’s crafts, Christmas movies, games, free trolley transportation and more.

Learn more here: HOLIDAY HOP

Enjoy Moline Centre’s Holiday Hop November 11-12

Freeze! Stop To See Rock Island Frieze Lectures

Fall Frieze Lectures, “Ideas That Changed Everything,” with Augustana College. Celebrate our 150th year with other ideas that had big impacts on their time. Join us at 2 pm, Thursday, Nov. 10 at our Downtown Library for free presentations by Augustana College professors.The speaker schedule has changed since our last email, so please read on!

Dr. Paul Olsen, of the Augustana English Department, will kick off our series on October 20 by discussing the great “truths” of American icon William Styron, best known for Sophie’s Choice. The New York Times 2006 obituary noted that the late author’s “explorations of difficult historical and moral questions earned him a place among the leading literary figures of the post-World War II generation.”

Rock Island's Fall Frieze Lectures Begin Today

All lectures in the Ideas That Changed Everything series are free and open to the public. The full list is as follows:

 

  • November 10: Beloved by Toni Morrison, presented by Dr. Ashley Burge, assistant professor of English. Morrison’s literary masterpiece has faced multiple book ban challenges for its frank depiction of the horrors of slavery.

No registration is required. Ample parking is available and both the library and the community room are fully accessible. Read on for why you’ll want to stay at the library after the Nov. 10 lecture!

‘Motherhood: The Musical’ Hits Black Box

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline rolls out the baby carriage for “Motherhood: The Musical,” because having a baby is just the beginning…motherhood is for life. In the original play written by Sue Fabisch, four women share their insights, challenges and pleasures at a baby shower. In 90 minutes of fun, you’ll get a peek into the powerful friendship of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Brooke, a hard-working lawyer; Barb, a stressed-out mother of five; and Tina, a single mom seeking to balance work, her family and her divorce. Motherhood is a funny, yet loving look at being a mom at any age. It’s climbing the emotional mountain only to find that there’s laundry at the top.

Directed and designed by BBT co-founder David Miller, the cast includes Kristen Sinclair, Shana Kulhavy, Emmalee Hilburn and Lucy Dlarmini.  Choreography by Beth Marsoun. Music direction and keyboards are provided by Randin Letendre, with Peter Letendre on drums and Kyle Jecklin on bass. Baby bump created by Sara Nicole Wegener.

Moline's Black Box Theatre Presents 'Motherhood: The Musical

The show runs from November 3 to 12, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $13 on Thursday and $16 for all other performances. Tickets are available online at theblackboxtheatre.com or at the door.

Also, in November, improv by GIT on November 19 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and The Black Box Theatre will have Santa and give books out to children during Holiday Hop from 4 to 7 pm on November 11.  Be aware that Motherhood: The Musical  performance on November 12 will coincide with a concert at Vibrant Arena at The Mark.

Analog Rings In Holiday Season

Analog Arcade Bar is bringing back their Christmas Pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II, for its second year, taking place from November 1st to December 31st at their Moline Centre location.

This pop-up features more of everything: over 35,000 Christmas lights, 1,500 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

“We had such a blast hosting this event last year that we had to bring it back bigger for year two,” Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We want to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones, and Analog Moline is the perfect place to do just that.”

This event is open Tuesday through Sunday and is family friendly until 9 pm.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

St. Joes Hosting Open Mic Coffeehouse

The St. Joe’s Open Mic Coffeehouse is betting on a sunny, warmish afternoon on Saturday, November 12th. Please join us 1 – 3 p.m. for music, poetry, and fellowship to benefit the St. Joe’s Evening Meal. There will be a fire in the fire pit and coffee and light snacks at this family-friendly event lead by Chris Dunn.

Come join us!

Where: the First Lutheran Parish House: 1600 – 20th Street, Rock Island, IL
When: Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1 – 3 p.m.

St. Joe's Open Mic Coffeehouse Returns November 12

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