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Find Cool Events In Illinois And Iowa This Week In The FUN10

Need some fun in your life?

Looking for fun this week in the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and throughout the region?

You need to check out our Fun10!

Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

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…

Joe Gatto Brings The Funny To The Adler

Joe Gatto will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Davenport’s Adler Theatre.

Tickets are on sale at the Adler box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Joe Gatto, a well-known comedian, actor, and producer, is best known for the hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index.” He is one of the founding members of The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe who has toured with a live comedy show to sold-out crowds across the world, including legendary arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London.

Joe also is a co-host of the “Two Cool Moms” Podcast and has also appeared on hit podcasts including This Past Weekend with Theo Von, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune and Life is Short with Justin Long.

Joe loves spending time with his two children and his ever growing pack of rescue dogs affectionately known as the “Gatto Pups.”

Joe Gatto Bringing The 'Joker' Out At Iowa's Adler Theatre

Gladys Black Event Celebrates Women’s History Month

Bettendorf, IA – In reflection of Women’s History Month, the Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections series will highlight the life and legacy of Iowa conservationist and amateur bird expert Gladys Black. Community Connections – Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 1:30 P.M. at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. This free event is open to all ages and does not require registration. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the State Historical Society for The Humanities. Community Connections is also sponsored by The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Author and photographer Larry Stone will present at the event. He has written five books and his work has appeared in several conservation magazines. The presentation features, “Iowa’s Bird Lady,” Gladys Black who introduced Iowans to the wonders of birds. Her newspaper columns lured readers not with textbook descriptions but with folksy anecdotes. Her focus was always the same: protect our birds and their environment. More information about Community Connections and other library events can be found at www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4175.

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’s Community Connections Event to reflect on Gladys Black

Antique Spectacular At QCCA Expo Center Today

Have you been trying to find that perfect addition to your home décor? Or maybe you just can’t get enough antiques for your vintage collection. Then this is the show for you!

The annual Spring Antique Spectacular Vintage Market will be taking place Friday through Sunday at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. There will be 70 exhibitors with antiques and vintage items for purchase or for your viewing pleasure. These items will include great furniture, art pottery, country, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles and period pieces. And so much more! Come enjoy this opportunity to find your hidden treasure.

Shopping hours are Sunday 10am-4pm. Parking is free. Go to www.AntiqueSpectacular.com to print off a $1 off coupon for the admission cost.This includes great furniture, art pottery, country, stoneware, books, prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items, china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles and period pieces.

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‘Anchorman’ Comedian Coming To Davenport TONIGHT

Whether you’re a fan of Gene Tenace at the plate, Ron Burgundy’s musk, or chicken of the cave, you’ll want to check out David Koechner, the comedian who played Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” movies, and “The Office’s” Todd Packer, for shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at Rhythm City Casino Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport.

The shows include a 7:30 p.m. evening of standup, and a 5 p.m. trivia show themed around the nine-season run of The Office.

For more info, WHAMMY, click here!

Tickets are available at https://fal.cn/3w8l1

'Anchorman's' Champ Kind, David Koechner, Coming To Davenport

Trivia Night Hits Bettendorf

Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Trivia Night Live Rockin' The Tangled Wood Tuesday NightFree 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.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

Get Fit 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!

Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!

Glaspell Gets The Spotlight With New QC Theater

The New Athens Players — a new theater group in the QCA — will present:
SPOTLIGHT ON SUSAN GLASPELL — a 1 ½ hour program of three short stage pieces connected to the famous and yet still frequently neglected Pulitzer-Prize-winning Davenport writer, Susan Glaspell. Glaspell, along with her husband, George Cram Cook, were active in the arts and literary scene in the Quad Cities in the early 20th century; together they moved to the East Coast and founded the Provincetown Players, a ground-breaking theater company in which Eugene O’Neill got his start.
Directed by Mischa Hooker.
New Quad-Cities Theater Group Presenting Susan Glaspell Play
 
Show Dates:


• Sun., Mar. 5: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Village Theatre (211 E 11 St., Davenport, IA)
Tickets: $12 each (senior / student / military discount: $10); or 2 for $20 cash
Reservations: Email NewAthensPlayers@gmail.com (be sure to request reservations at least 24 hours before showtime; reservations are official when you receive confirmation email; any unclaimed reservations will be released for general purchase 10 mins before showtime)
Seating: General admission; doors will be open 30 minutes before performance time

The three pieces on the bill are:

• Susan Glaspell’s most famous one-act play, Trifles — a play that demonstrates the quiet solidarity between women in the context of a murder trial (based on a crime and investigation Susan Glaspell reported on in Des Moines)
• A dramatization of Susan Glaspell’s short story, “The Rules of the Institution” — a piece that showcases a young woman’s rebellion against arbitrarily imposed traditions of behavior
• A memorial of Susan Glaspell’s husband Jig Cook and his untimely death in Greece, made up of excerpts from the poetry of Cook, along with the reminiscences of Susan Glaspell and fellow Quad Cities writer Floyd Dell: “An Iowa Seer Comes Home to Greece: Memories of Jig Cook”

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Concurrently and in sympathy with this production, but not formally affiliated with the company, Susan Glaspell scholar Marcia Noe will be giving a public lecture, “What Was in the Water in Davenport? The Story of Three Davenport Writers,” at the Davenport Public Library at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, sharing some of the insights and researches from her new (2022) study Three Midwestern Playwrights: How Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell Transformed American Theatre. [https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9765700]
New Athens Players: A New Theater Group [https://www.facebook.com/NewAthensPlayers/]

Inspired by the example of Susan Glaspell and the Provincetown Players, the NEW ATHENS PLAYERS plan to produce plays that are small-scale and intimate, yet adventurous and creative. With one foot in the traditions of the past and one foot in the innovative possibilities of the present and the future, we will pay homage to dramatic classics of all sorts, including the works of Susan Glaspell and the Provincetown Players, and those they drew on and influenced in turn, while also presenting newer works that give voice to the concerns and issues of the present.

In keeping with the goal of highlighting the often unrecognized achievements of Susan Glaspell, the NEW ATHENS PLAYERS will produce at least one piece written by Susan Glaspell or adapted from her work each season. In forging new theatrical ideas and aims, The Provincetown Players were relentless experimenters and especially presented programs of multiple one-act plays by different writers; this tradition of experimentation and attention to short forms will be continued in many of our programs.
The name of the group is inspired by a particular suggestion George Cram Cook made, that after their experience with the Provincetown Players, they should “gather the old Davenport crowd together … and make it a new Athens!”

Music Bingo Rocks On Wednesday

How well do you know your music?
Well, is it well enough to play MUSIC BINGO?
Hmmmm?
If you think so, you can check it out EVERY Wednesday Night at 7pm at The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf).
B-I-N-G-O + Name That Tune + Sing-a-longs = Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!
ALL AGES
Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!
Think you know your music?
If you know what song contains these lyrics, you would probably love Rock Star Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
What is Rock Star Bingo?
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!

Big Room Open Mic Tonight

Looking for some laughs tonight?

The Big Room Open Mic opens the stage at 7 p.m. tonight at the Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport.

Come and check out the fun, and if you’re so inclined step up on stage for your own material.

See ya there!

Hoops At The TaxSlayer, Open Mic At Village Theatre, 'Revolutionists' And More In The FUN10!

Student Artworks On Display At Mall

Davenport Community School District Elementary Schools NorthPark Mall Art Exhibit is going on through March 6th!
There will be 14 sets of two-sided panels are set up in the NorthPark Mall between Rue 21 & Express Men, half-way between JC Penny and Von Maur. Schools featured include Adams, Blue Grass, Buchanan, Buffalo, Eisenhower, Fillmore, Garfield, Harrison, Hayes, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, McKinley, Monroe, Truman, Walcott, Washington, and Wilson.
Davenport Community School District Artists' Work On Display At NorthPark Through March 6

 

 

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