Looking for fun in the Quad Cities this week? Check out FUN10!
Live concerts? Local theatre? Comedy? Art? We’ve got it all!
And in that spirit, QuadCities.com proudly presents our latest new feature, Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll 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 …
Tuesday Mar 3 at 6 p.m.
Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport)
Blippi Live! is set to bring the vivacious, energetic, and educational children’s character from the screen to the stage for an all-ages extravaganza of fun, dancing, singing and meeting amazing new friends onstage.
Blippi’s appeal lies in his wonder, in the way he looks at the world — “wow, look at that! It’s a plane, a tractor, a fire truck and a train”— so expect plenty of fun and discoveries for the whole family. He’s taught millions of kids how to count, colors, letters, and much more. In just a few years since his inception, Blippi has become one of the most popular YouTubers worldwide with over 200 million views per month and billions in total across 139 countries and 5.6 million followers.
Get TICKETS here online at TICKETMASTER.COM or in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.). Tickets are $32, $35, $40 and $45.
A VIP Meet & Greet Upgrade can be added HERE to any ticket for $40. The Blippi Meet & Greet upgrade features access to an after-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with the character Blippi, along with a Blippi souvenir bag. Please note that the Blippi character appearing at the Meet & Greet will be the actor playing the character of Blippi in the Live Stage Show.
Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets.
The Rust Belt is teaming up with JGEE again to bring you…. Kamasi Washington March 3rd! Don’t miss this one! Tickets ($27 – $40) can be purchased online.
When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is. Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of” awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant, multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera. Next up for Washington is his highly anticipated sophmore album, due for release in the Summer of 2018.
Thursday Mar 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Centennial Hall at Augustana College (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island)
New York. Miami. The Quad Cities. What’s the common denominator?
These communities were handpicked by Peter Buffett – Emmy Award-winning musician, composer, author, philanthropist and the youngest son of investor Warren Buffett – for a Concert & Conversation designed to change lives.
NOW MORE THAN EVER, our region must come together around shared values to tackle the vital work of building a stronger community with more resilient people.
Your $15 ticket AMPLIFIES the quality of life for our community. That’s because 100% of ticket sales are invested in creating the conditions for every Quad Citizen to live their best possible life. Registering for the event serves as your ticket to the event.
Thursday Mar 6 through Saturday Mar 8
QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Avenue Rock Island)
Sold-out event featuring 70 vintage Antique & Vintage vendors with unique, hard-to-find antiques galore at Antique Spectacular. Hunters of vintage will have an opportunity to shop, all weekend for one admission price Shop for a timeless vintage treasure, that is new to you. Visit website: http://antiquespectacular.com for admission savings. Children 14 & under free with paid adult.
Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$8 Weekend Pass
Friday Mar 6 at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Rhythm City Casino (7077 Elmore Avenue Davenport)
Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals. Earlier this year, Bill lent his voice to the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, which aired on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT.
Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish, also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums. Bill has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.
A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Joker’s, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Bill resides in Southern California with his family. More information is available at billengvall.com.
Tickets are $25, $30, $40, $50 and $60 plus taxes and additional fees (fees are waived when tickets are purchased at The Market gift shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort). Tickets in the ADA section are for patrons with mobility disabilities and up to three companions. If companion seating is not available because the ADA section is sold out, Rhythm City Casino Resort will offer seats as close as possible to the accessible seat, if available, at the purchase price of the other section.
Hotel packages are available by calling 844-852-4FUN. Packages include a one night stay in a Deluxe King or Double Queen room, two tickets to the show and a $50 food credit. There are a limited number of hotel packages available.
Doors open at 5:30 PM for the 6:30 PM show and 8 PM for the 9 PM show. Mature audiences only.
Mar 6 – 8 and 13 – 15
Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue Moline)
Rated PG-13 for Brief Language and Sexuality
Directed by: Elizabeth Melville
Emily is in a relationship where neither person knows how to leave. Mike is working in a dying industry at a failing company. Cierra’s ex-husband took the car. Bernard can’t get the remote to work. Inspired by the classic ‘Our Town,’ this play examines life, love, and death in the new century. What’s changed in the last century? What hasn’t? Funny, sad, frustrating- Their Town is life in the quiet parts of America.
Performance dates and times:
Friday Mar 6 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Mar 7 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Mar 8 3 p.m.
Friday Mar 13 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Mar 14 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Mar 15 3 p.m.
Purchase tickets online, today!
Friday Mar 6 at 8 p.m.
The Circa 21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island)
PREMIERE DRAG SHOW IN THE QUAD CITIES!
On Friday, March 6, The Speakeasy is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS!
***March’s special guest performer will be Speakeasy favorite Gemini. He does an amazing lip sync performance to many of Prince’s greatest hits!*******
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
Call 309-786-7733, Ext. 2 to reserve your seats or online at thecirca21speakeasy.com and experience the one and only –
VIVA LA DIVAS.
Saturday Mar 7 at 9 p.m.
River Music Experience (129 N Main Street Davenport)
Ticket Price: $12 adv / $15 day of show
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
Opening Act: None
Age Restriction: 19+ (minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
All Sweat Productions performing the music of Green Day. Join the All Sweat crew for a night full of classics spanning the whole career of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including performing 2004’s American Idiot in its entirety.
All Sweat Productions is a live music project started in 2016 by The Candymakers’ Al Sweet, that brings musicians from all over the area – from different bands and genres – together over a shared love of some of the most iconic bands, moments, and albums in the history of music.
Some shows will include full-on tribute acts complete with costume changes and makeup. Others will feature hit albums in their entirety and all shows look to keep the musical integrity of the artists we all enjoy.
Past shows include tributes to The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, Prince’s “Purple Rain”, The Band’s “Last Waltz”, as well as soul legends like Aretha Franklin and James Brown. The future of All Sweat Productions is incredibly exciting as we look to grow our music community while bringing musicians together over a shared passion.
Quad City Storm
TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline)
Whether you are a die-hard hockey fan or out for some family fun, the Quad City Storm will entertain you now and for years to come!
Friday Mar 6 at 7:10 p.m. – Pirate & Princess Night
The Storm are back at the TaxSlayer Center Friday March 6th! We want to see all pirates and princesses out in their best costumes as the Storm take on the Roanoke Railyard Dawgs! Enjoy $2 beers and hot dogs until puck drop and help us fundraise for The First Tee of the Quad Cities! #TakeCover
Saturday Mar 7 at 7:10 p.m. – Marvel Super Hero Night
Quad City Storm vs. Roanoke Yard Dogs
The Storm will be wearing Ironman, Captain America and Black Panther jerseys for Marvel Super Hero Night presented by TBK Bank! The jerseys will be auctioned off postgame to raise money for SAU dance marathon. The first 1000 fans to the game get a Captain America bobblehead! #TakeCover
Sunday Mar 8 at 7:10 p.m. – Nestle Purina Pucks & Paws Day
The last Pucks and Paws Day of the season is presented by Nestle Purina and all money raised from dog tickets will be donated to the Humane Society of Scott County! Puck drop is at 1:00 and after the game dogs and humans can come down onto the ice to meet the players and get autographs!
Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society : Masterworks V: Requiem
Sunday Mar 8 at 2 p.m.
Augustana College Centennial Hall (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island)
Tickets are $18 – $65 for adults and $10 – $33 for students and can be purchased here.
Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” is a religious and emotional work. The performance will feature a full chorus lead by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty.
(Another performance will be offered at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.
One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert goers are invited to attend informal pre-concert conversations hosted by Kai Swanson to hear about the works being presented.
“Messa da Requiem” is a musical setting of a Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, double choir and orchestra. The soloists will be Alexandria Shiner, soprano; Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano; Cooper Nolan, tenor; and Steven Humes, bass
The Requiem was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi admired. The first performance was in Milan, Italy, in 1874, on the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death.
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