Time to fall into some fun in the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities!

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!

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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Egg Workshop At Heritage Center Today

Create your own Pysanky Egg September 25 at The German Heritage Center!

Ukrainian-style eggs, or pysanky, are eggshells that are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik process using layers of wax and dye to “write” on eggshells.

This workshop will feature a blaudruck-inspired design. Blaudruck, or German “blue-print” is a traditional folk art that is on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The instructor, Crystal Potthoff, has been creating pysanky for over 16 years. Join her to create your own pysanky and learn the history of this ancient art.

The cost for the workshop is $25 for members and
$30 for non-members. Seating is limited and  registration is required!

Learn more here: EGG WORKSHOP

Pysanky Egg Workshop

Chill On The Hill At Augie Today

For a second year in a row, Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill music festival at the Anderson Pavilion on campus Sept. 25.
The free event will feature local bands the White Tornado and Subatlantic. The music will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy some lawn games. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
The White Tornado is the piano-playing, songwriting alter ego of the mild-mannered Dr. Bill Peterson. The indie rock band Subatlantic features Augustana’s Dr. Adam Kaul and fellow musicians Rebecca Rice, Sean Chapman and Phil Pracht.

Augustana College presents: Chill on the Hill music festival

Opened in 2019, the Anderson Pavilion is built into the hillside on the south side of the Brunner Theatre Center. The most convenient parking is in the Centennial Hall lot across 7th Avenue.
In case of rain, the event will be canceled.
Contact Danielle Roman, ticket office manager with questions at danielleroman@augustana.edu or 309-794-7236.

‘La Divina’ Plays in the QC TODAY Before Heading to NYC!

Come check out the award winning La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas before the show and star Shelley Cooper head to an Off Broadway engagement in New York City!

When: Sept 25 @ 2:00 pm
Where: The Village Theatre
Tickets are $15 cash at the door and all students get in FREE with ID!

“La Divina” Plays Davenport Engagement Before Heading to New York City

La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas is a one-woman show inspired by the life and work of the Dramatic 20th Century Opera Singer Maria Callas. The audience eavesdrops on La Divina’s interview with a nonexistant Mr. Wallace and are taken on a journey through trauma, allowed glimpses of an extremely complex and tormented woman, and treated to some operatic gems including “O Mio Babbino Caro”, “Habanera”, and “Vissi d’arte”. The show provides interesting tidbits from the singer’s life — how opera kept her alive during World War II — and delves some into her complicated relationship with Aristotle Onassis, while offering insight into the singer’s own complications.

Learn more here: LA DIVINA

Last Chance To Check Out The Artists’ Market TODAY

Rock Island, IL – The final Rock Island Artists’ Market of the 2022 season is taking place this Sunday, September 25th, from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of mediums represented, including painting, ceramics, jewelry and clothing design, furniture, woodworking, metal sculpture, outdoor furniture and more.
The 20+ artists with the market join over 50 local artists and makers that sell full time inside Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, which will be open during the event. In addition, local musicians Roger Carlson and his guests will be performing live for shoppers.
Applications are closed for the September market date, but artists interested in the 2023 season can find more information under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours.
More information can be found on the Rock Island Artists’ Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RIArtistsMarket, or in person at Skeleton Key Art and Antiques.
Final 2022 Rock Island Artists’ Market This Sunday

‘Sylvia’ Crawling Into Playcrafters This Week

Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney September 30-October 9!

After 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan. His career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as an English teacher is opening up to new opportunities. One day, Greg brings home a stray dog he found in the park – or, more accurately, one that found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. It is love between man and dog at first sight, but Kate is not on board. She and Sylvia, a street-smart mix of Lab and poodle, the battle for Greg’s affection in this comedic and touching show about the relationship we humans have with our pets.

Directed by Kathy Graham, “Sylvia,” will run September 30-October 2 and October 7-9
on Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 3 PM.

Learn more: SYLVIA

“Sylvia” Comes to Playcrafters September 30

Ms. Pat Coming To Rhythm City In Davenport

Ms. Pat will show off her stand-up skills on Saturday, October 1, 2022 with two shows at 6:30 PM and 9 PM. Tickets are $30 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee. Must be 21+ to attend show. Declared by The Washington Post as “unforgiving and darkly hilarious,” and The New York Times as “brutally honest and outrageous,” Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) is a comedian, author, podcaster, and actress who brings a raw, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her work.

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Ms. Pat

Deslondes Playing Raccoon Motel Tuesday Night

Deslondes will be playing at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at Davenport’s Raccoon Motel.

We shed old skin in order to evolve and move forward. We let go of who we were in the past and embrace who we’re meant to be now. The Deslondes have taken such steps as not only bandmates, but as brothers. The New Orleans quintet—Dan Cutler, Sam Doores, Riley Downing, Cameron Snyder, and John James Tourville—have weathered ups, downs, and everything in between only to strengthen the bond between them.

Infusing everything from saxophone, flute, and synth to string arrangements and a full drum kit for the first time, the group naturally progress and evolve in real-time on their third full-length offering, Ways & Means [New West Records].

Deslondes Playing Sept. 27 At Iowa's Raccoon Motel

“The title reminds me of being young, getting into the music business, going through everything, and coming out of it,” Riley observes. “We’re taking a look right, left, and back at ourselves.”

“We were letting go of a bunch of old dynamics that left us burnt out,” adds John James. “However, we’re focused on being productive and on the other side.”

The “other side” might just be their brightest yet. The Deslondes revealed their self-titled debut to widespread tastemaker applause during 2015. However, they really hit their stride on Hurry Home in 2017. Right out of the gate, Noisey proclaimed, “The Deslondes have found a comfortable sound to create art in, and it serves them well, while Rolling Stone noted, “The Deslondes’ take on country relies on a gritty, grimy mix of early rock ‘n’ roll and lo-fi R&B.In addition to praise from American Songwriter, Paste, The Boot, and more, the record closed out the year on Uncut’s “Favorite Albums of 2017.” 

Visit ‘Their Town’ At Davenport’s Mockingbird on Main

“Their Town” is now playing at The Mockingbird On Main in Downtown Davenport!

Inspired by Thorton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town,” “Their Town” presents life, marriage, and death in a small midwestern town. A day and a night go by as people just try to get by in the new century. 

Written and directed by Alexander Richardson, “Their Town” was previously presented by Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre a week before the pandemic shutdown began in 2020. Richardson completed an extensive rewrite in 2021 that will debut on The Mockingbird stage.

“Their Town” will hit The Mockingbird On Main September 23, 24, 29, 30 and October 1 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. The Mockingbird has a Pay What You Can model and guests can pay via cash or Venmo at the door. No reservations are required at this time.

Learn more:The Mockingbird On Main

“Their Town” Hits the Stage in Downtown Davenport

 

Take A Trek To Geneseo This Weekend

State Street Market Geneseo is a destination Autumn Tradition that takes place once a year in picturesque downtown Geneseo, Illinois.

Take the drive to Geneseo on Saturday October 1st, 2022 from 10am-5pm for a FREE open-air pop up market of curated handmade and vintage vendors. Guests will enjoy live music, photo opportunities, great food, shop pop-up booths and mobile boutiques as well as our amazing existing Geneseo storefronts.

Learn more here: STATE STREET MARKET

State Street Market Geneseo

Bettendorf Public Library Program Starts This Week

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections is kicking off a new season of events that focus on local history, interests, and people. The first program in this year’s series will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 1:30 PM and will provide a timely look at Oktoberfest with the German American Heritage Center and Museum’s Kelly Lao. Community Connections is held at the Bettendorf Public Library located on 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf.

Oktoberfest has become the largest German festival worldwide. The German Heritage Center and Museum’s mission is to “preserve and enrich for present and future generations knowledge of the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American Culture.” Kelly Lao serves as the Center’s executive director. The fun and informative presentation is titled “Oktoberfest by the Numbers” and is open to all ages. More information about this series or other library events can be found at the Bettendorf Public Library’s website at www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling the Library at 563-344-4179.

ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.

Bettendorf Public Library event to count Oktoberfest by the Numbers

 

Fall Into Some Fun This Week With Your Iowa And Illinois FUN10!
Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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