Find Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa This Week In Your FUN10
If you’re seeking fun in Illinois and Iowa this week, you want to check out the Fun10!
Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!
Every week, 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…
Martini Shake Off Tips A Glass This Week
On February 15, 2024 the Quad Cities will sip on martini samples from local establishments to support a mission of Preventing Lost Potential™!
You will spend an evening sipping with our area’s best martini samples while supporting a great cause!
The 2024 Martini Shake Off™ presented by IMEG CORP. will feature delicious appetizers, incredible silent auction items and music by 10 of Soul!
Tickets are $75 – don’t delay, buy your tickets online now!
Learn more here: MARTINI SHAKE OFF
Celebrate Galentines Day Today
It’s Galentine’s Day at Crawford Brew Works on February 11!
Come grab a drink and shop the following vendors:
-The Aztec Cactus Boutique
-Timeless & Trendy
-The Golden Growls
Enjoy $6 Road Rash Sangrias, $5 Love Bug Cocktail, Special sales from The Aztec Cactus Boutique & More!
Sunday, February 11 – 12-4pm
Crawford Brew Works – Bettendorf, Iowa
Learn more here: GALENTINES DAY
Solshine Reverie Shines This Week
Solshine Reverie: On The Road Tour is coming to Common Chord’s Redstone Room on February 16th, 2024.
Come out and support your local artists as they compete for a spot on the Solshine Reverie lineup and you’ll be automatically entered in to win a 3-Day GA Pass to the festival!
Local artists can apply to perform at hive.co/l/solshinereverieotr
Doors: 7:00pm // Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: $10 in advance | $12 at the door
Lineup To Be Announced.
Learn more: COMMON CHORD
Jazz Nights Swing In Every Tuesday
Common Chord will present Jazz Nights at 2nd & Main on every Tuesday night!
A collection of jazz ensembles from across the QC area, every Tuesday on the Common Chord Community Stage inside Zeke’s Island Cafe.
Free to attend.
Every Tuesday, 6pm – 8pm.
Common Chord Community Stage at Zeke’s Island Cafe.
131 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801
Learn more: COMMON CHORD
‘Harvey’ Hops Into Moline’s Playcrafters
“Harvey” is returning to Moline’s Playcrafter’s Barn Theater this weekend and next!
Directed by Jake Ladd
• February 16-18
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
*Doors open 1 hour before the show.
VETA SIMMONS…..Christine Hicks
MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS…..Kady Derbyshire
DR. LYMAN SANDERSON…..Zach Zelnio
NURSE RUTH KELLY…..Kassidy Holdridge
DR. WILLIAM CHUMLEY….Don Faust
JUDGE OMAR GAFFNEY…..Kendall Burnett
DUANE WILSON…..Dave Moreland
MRS. CHAUVENET/MRS. CHUMLEY…..Yvonne Siddique
EJ LOFGREN…..Tim Burrow
Black Box Presents Thrilling Show
THE BLACK BOX THEATRE LAUNCHES THEIR 8TH SEASON WITH THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY
The downtown Moline theatre, The Black Box, begin their 8th season with the chamber musical “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story” with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. New for the theatre this year is a three-week run of each production.
The musical stars Adam Cerny and Daniel Williams with Musical Direction by Ron May and Direction and Design by BBT co-founder and Artistic Director, Lora Adams.
Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, dubbed “thrill killers” by the newspapers of the time, who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago, Illinois, on May 21, 1924. They, particularly Loeb, had become enamored of the writings of Nietzsche and his concept of “supermen,” once writing “A superman … is, on account of certain superior qualities inherent in him, exempted from the ordinary laws which govern men. He is not liable for anything he may do.” May 2024 is the 100thanniversary of the “crime of the century.”
“I first heard about the case from my mother. She had been the manicurist to one of their brothers,” said director, Adams. “I am really happy to bring it to The Black Box because it is an intimate musical that fits perfectly into the intimacy of the theatre itself.”
This is the second time she and May have collaborated on the show.
Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story runs from February 9 to 24. Shows run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sundays at 2:00 pm, all other performances at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com.
Shhhh! Silent Disco Dances Into Common Chord
Dance the night away in the Redstone Room as 3 live DJs battle it out for your attention.
Choose between 3 different genres of music with the flip of a switch.
February 17 at The Redstone Room
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:00pm
DJs: DJ Shane Brown, Smokahauntas, DJ Buddha
Seating: General admission. Limited seating available.
Age Restriction: All ages (18 & under must be accompanied by an adult)
FEATURING: DJ Shane Brown | Smokahauntas | DJ Buddha
The headset glows an LED color based on which DJ you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same channel as you and DJs can compete for
It’s super social; just lower the volume or take your headphones off to talk to your friends. There’s no loud music to talk over!
Feel free to bring your own glow-in-the-dark accessories!
How it works:
When you arrive, you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the
volume and choose between three DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color
LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those
listening to the same DJ as you.
Ashley Exhibition Opens At Western Illinois Gallery
Chicago artist Ashley January will have a solo exhibition, “Human | Mother | Black,” on display Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Feb. 24 at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery.
A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The artist will speak about their work at 5 p.m.
January creates contemporary paintings informed by her maternal experience. Due to pregnancy complications that led to her son’s premature birth, her body of work addresses the crisis of the Black maternal mortality and morbidity rate in America.
Recently, January became the first recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art, 2022 Emerging Artist Award. Additionally, she was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Artadia Chicago Award. In August 2022, January had her first solo exhibition at the Beverly Arts Center.
In recent years, her works have been exhibited in numerous venues including, The Young Masters Autumn Exhibition in London, UK; the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Viridian Artists Inc, New York, NY; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Pacific Art Foundation, Newport Beach, CA; and the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA.
Recently, her paintings have been seen in the new television series, “Kings of Napa,” on OWN. In 2018, she was selected as a first-place award winner at the Woman Made Gallery’s Midwest Open in Chicago. In 2017, January won the Beverly Bank Best of Show Award at the Beverly Arts Center’s juried competition.
January earned her MFA in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA in 2017, and her BS in Communication with an Advertising concentration and Minor in Studio Art from Bradley University, in Peoria, IL in 2009. She lives in Chicago with her family while working from home and her studio at Mana Contemporary.
Admission is open free to the public.
For more information about the Gallery, visit wiu.edu/artgallery.
Circa ’21 Hosting A Murderous Show
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning, it is one passenger fewer.
An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer — in case he or she decides to strike again. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.
Directed by Cory Johnson, the star studded cast features Kimberly VanDerGinst, Tom Walljasper, Shelley Walljasper, Savannah Bay Strandin, Kyle DeFAuw among others!
Previews Jan 17 & 18, 2024
Runs January 19 – March 2, 2024
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Evenings
Visit CIRCA ‘21 for more information!
Jordan Peterson Coming To Davenport’s Adler Theatre Next Weekend
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: We Who Wrestle With God Tour is coming to the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.
General On-Sale: Friday, December 15 at 10 AM
EXCLUSIVE PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ADLER THEATRE
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Use promotional code: ADLER24
Presale Ends: Thursday, December 14 at 10 PM