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Find Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa With The FUN10!

March 31st, 2024 Share:  

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…

Cat Cafe Is BACK!

You loved their cat cafe so much… Java Java is bringing it back!

Mark your calendars for April 6th at 9 am and head to Davenport’s Java Java!

More details are coming soon!

Learn more: CAT CAFE

Cat Cafe Returns to Java Java April 6

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag Sale

It’s BAG SALE time!

Abernathy’s is hosting their Spring Bag Sale on Saturday, April 6th.
If you have not made it out to a Abernathy’s Bag Sale, here the dealio-

-Dress weather appropriate, this is an outdoor event located on the side of Abernathy’s across from 392 (the coffee shop).
-Show up early! Bag sale starts promptly at 10 AM – NO PRE SHOPPING
-They supply the bag (almost trash bag size!)
-You fill the bag with as many goodies as you can fit
-You pay $30 for the bag after you’ve shopped
-Leave the bag with them outside and enjoy the store wide discount inside!
-No limit on bags purchased!

The sale includes:
Vintage as-is items
Vintage women’s clothing
Vintage men’s clothing
Vintage kid’s clothing
Vintage hats, shoes, books, jewelry
Modern used items

We will be restocking the racks with fresh finds as the empty out, so there will be new items out all day!

Learn more: SALE!

It’s Bag Sale Time at Abernathy’s April 6

Record Show Hits QC Next Weekend

The Quad Cities Record Show on rolls into the Quad Cities Sunday, April 7th from 10:00AM-3:00PM at the East End Bolders Club in Moline, Illinois!

FREE ADMISSION

Featuring vinyl records, CD’s, cassettes, music memorabilia, stereo gear and more from over 20 vendors!

Food and drink will be available for purchase.

To reserve a vendor table, please call Chris with CK RECORDS: (309)721-9470

EAST END BOLDERS CLUB
3712 4th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Quad Cities Record Show Rocks the QC April 7

Gem And Mineral Show Can Be Dug Up Next Weekend

Gems, minerals, jewelry, and more will be available during the Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Club’s Spring Show!

Show times:
Saturday, April 6 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, April 7 – 9:30am to 4pm

Mississippi Valley Fairground – Davenport, Iowa

Learn more: GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

Gem & Mineral Club Shows Off April 6 & 7

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

Get Jazzy in Downtown Davenport on Tuesdays

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!

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?

How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?

The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.

Rock Out With Bingo!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
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!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

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 The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

 

Find Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa With The 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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January 29th, 2023 Share:  

Check out the Fun10 for the Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa!

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…

Wapsi Winter Fun Day This Week

Join the Wapsi River Center staff for a FREE day of outdoor winter fun at the Wapsi River Center! All events are family-friendly. Activities will take place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Registration is required and is a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event of no snow or poor conditions, the event will not take place.

Please call (563)328-3286 to register!

Schedule of events:
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. ~ Snowshoe Adventures/Cross-Country Ski Excursions ~ Explore the wilderness with snowshoes or skis (Or try your hand at both!). A limited amount of each type of equipment is available, so please call to reserve equipment in advance.

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. ~ Chili Cook-off ~ Hosted by the Friends of the Wapsi Center. Please bring your best chili creation to share, and possibly win the coveted chili cup! Or, come sample other delicious recipes and help us vote! We will provide the dinnerware.

Learn more: WINTER FUN DAY

Winter Fun Day Slated for February 4

New Exhibit Opening At Figge Museum

𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery starting Jan. 28 and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository to carry away pain and burdens. Above 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭 glowing papier mache orbs will be suspended, representing hope, gratitude and spiritual connections.

The exhibition explores concepts of trauma and loss while emphasizing art’s ability to heal and renew. Visitors will be invited to tell their story by writing on pieces of cloth, which will be continuously added by Thorson to the sculptural components of the exhibition.

𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮 –

𝟱:𝟬𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. – 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

𝟲:𝟯𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸

Supporting Sponsor: The Current Iowa
Contributing Sponsors: Wynne and David Schafer

Learn more:FIGGE

New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

Circa ’21 Rocks ‘We Will Rock You’

They will ROCK YOU!

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island opens up the Queen jukebox musical “We Will Rock You” this weekend.

FEATURING MORE THAN 20 HIT QUEEN SONGS!
Including “Another One Bites the Dust,”
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more.
Rock Island's Circa '21 Opens 'We Will Rock You' This Weekend
WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’
roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality. WE WILL ROCK YOU has been
performed in 28 countries and seen by more than 16 million people.
“We Will Rock You continues to provide
what its audience demands — lashings of
energy, spectacle worthy of a rock video
and wall-to-wall Queen hits.”

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!

Local Author McCarty Haunting Library

The Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections program on Friday, February 3rd at 2:00 PM might make attendees shiver, though not from the cold. Michael McCarty will present “Ghost Kisses: The Fascinating Paranormal History of the QCs.” The free program will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf and no registration is required to attend.

A five-time Bram Stoker Finalist and David R. Collins Literary Achievement Award winner, Michael McCarty is the Amazon bestselling author of Ghosts of the Quad Cities and Eerie Quad Cities along with 50 other titles. The Community Connections event will feature Mr. McCarty and bizarre ghost stories from the Bi-State area. The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library sponsor Community Connections. More information about this and other Bettendorf Public Library events can be found at https://www.bettendorflibrary.com.

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.

Local author to share haunted lore of the Quad Cities at Bettendorf Public Library event

‘Natural Shocks’ Coming To Moline’s Black Box Theatre

The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play “Natural Shocks.” Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is one act, tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning. The play deals with a difficult topic, and is not recommended for young children.

The play’s production team includes: Director and Light Design by Roger Pavey, Jr.; Stage Manager and Assistant Light Design: Celeaciya Olvera; Production Designer (Scenic/Costumes): Lora Adams; Scenic Build: Michael Kopriva, and Sound Designer: Ryan J. Hurdle.

The cast includes Lora Adams, Trish Foster, Kira Rangel and Noel Jean Huntley.

The Black Box has produced several of Ms. Gunderson’s pieces in the past including last year’s “The Revolutionists,” “I and You,” and “Silent Sky.” For the second year Gunderson is the most produced playwright in the country for 2022/2023 according to American Theatre Magazine.  

Tickets will be available at theblackboxtheatre.com and the show runs February 2 – 11.

Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent

Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?

How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?

The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.

Rock Out With Bingo!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
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!!
ROCK Tonight With Rock Star Bingo At Bettendorf's Tangled WoodIt’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

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 The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. Featuring the best local draft beer selection and great food. It’s at 1228 38th St., Rock Island.

And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.

So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

 

Find Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa With The 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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