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October 23rd, 2022 Share:  

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.

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!

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

Comedian Bert Kreischer Coming To Vibrant Arena

Comedian Bert Kreischer and his Berty Boy Relapse Tour hits the Vibrant Arena at The Mark stage at 7 p.m. October 28!

Nicknamed “The Machine“, Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, podcaster, reality television host and actor. In 1997, he was featured in an article in Rolling Stone while attending Florida State University. The magazine named Kreischer “the top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country.” The article also served as inspiration for the 2002 film National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.

Get your tickets here: https://www.taxslayercenter.com/event-details/bert-kreischer

The Berty Boy Relapse Tour Comes to Moline October 28

Fright Night Boos Into Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park

Fright Night in the Park brings the quirky and the cooky and the spooky to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park October 27 from 5:00-7:00pm!

Presented by Goodwill of the Heartland & Rock Island Parks and Recreation, it’s a family-friendly Halloween party like none other featuring DJ Jeff James, trick-or-treating, special treats and more!

Learn more here: FRIGHT NIGHT!

Fright Night in the Park

Nikki Glaser Brings The Funny To Rhythm City

Comedian Nikki Glaser is set to perform in the Event Center on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $60, $55, $50, $45
and $40 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased at The Market Gift Shop inside
Rhythm City Casino Resort). All ages are welcome to attend. 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 other seats as close as possible to the accessible seat, if available, at the purchase price of the original section.

Comedian Nikki Glaser Coming To Iowa's Rhythm City Casino
Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of
three hit podcasts, she has been honing her shockingly- honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. Her brand new daily show, “The
Nikki Glaser Podcast,” launched March 2021 through iHeartMedia. It is a daily companion podcast that is peppered with Glaser’s
sense of humor and honesty to help keep listeners sane, well-informed and laughing through life.

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Previously, Nikki was flexing her over-sharing muscle as the host of Comedy Central’s first live daily morning show, YOU UP WITH
NIKKI GLASER for SiriusXM, which ran from February 2018 to October 2020. Nikki’s recent Netflix comedy special, BANGIN’, was
released October 2019. BANGIN’ was the most watched Netflix special of the month and VULTURE included it on their “10 Best
Comedy Specials of 2019” year-end list. In January 2020, she kicked off her nationwide comedy tour, BANG IT OUT!
Previously, Nikki hosted, co-created and executive produced the critically-acclaimed and daring comedic show, NOT SAFE WITH
NIKKI GLASER, for Comedy Central and NIKKI & SARA LIVE for MTV. Nikki was a standout at the Comedy Central Roasts of Bruce
Willis and Rob Lowe, and has had memorable film and television roles in Judd Apatow’s TRAINWRECK, NBC’s AP BIO and INSIDE AMY
SCHUMER, amongst others.
Nikki has multiple stand-up specials and late-night tv appearances in which she jokes about her most humiliating moments as a
woman in the modern world. Nikki’s past and current struggles with anorexia, depression, and anxiety are fair game in both her
stand-up, and in in-depth interviews with THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, WTF WITH MARC MARON and JOE ROGAN. She has become
a complete open book on mic – and not just for the laughs, she’s also adamant on being the empowering voice for women that she
yearned for as a young, confused, adolescent herself.

Have A ‘Clue’ At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

With the latest production in the theatre’s stellar 2022 season, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is inviting audiences to get a clue – literally – with the area debut of the slapstick comedy-thriller CLUE: THE MUSICAL. Running through Nov. 5, this hilarious whodunit is being presented by a topnotch team of professional artists and the show itself is a riotous whodunit that inspired the Maryland Theatre Guide to ask, “Who wouldn’t want to be immersed in a classic board game full of mystery and fun?”

CLUE: THE MUSICAL will be presented at Circa ’21 through Nov. 5, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:15 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers, also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $58.55 for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $51.73 for the matinées.

 Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.  For information on all upcoming shows and concerts, visit circa21.com.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Gets A 'Clue' This Weekend 

In CLUE: THE MUSICAL, the internationally popular game becomes a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve a trio of mysteries: Who killed Mr. Boddy? In what room? And with what weapon?

 During the production, the audience receives forms to help them deduce the solutions from clues given throughout the madcap evening. Three audience members subsequently choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms, with 216 possible solutions to choose from. Only one hard-nosed female detective, however, is qualified to unravel CLUE: THE MUSICAL’s merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room and even after the culprit confesses, the audience has yet another surprise twist in store for them!

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Directing CLUE: THE MUSICAL is longtime Circa ’21 favorite M. Seth Reines, whose most recent productions for the theatre have included “Kinky Boots,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Phantom” and “Spreading It Around.” The show’s dogged detective is played by fellow venue veteran Sydney Dexter from “Disenchanted!” and “Seussical,” with the six recognizably color-coded suspects including Olivia Bleak as Miss Scarlet, Jonathan Chisolm as Mrs. White, Kyle DeFauw as Mr. Green, Sam Forgie as Professor Plum, Regina Harbour as Mrs. Peacock, John Pickup as Colonel Mustard and Emmett Boedeker as the Piano Player. Meanwhile, frequent Circa ’21 performer Tristan Tapscott portrays the doomed Mr. Boddy and area favorite Ron May serves as CLUE’s musical director.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Gets A 'Clue' This Weekend

Circa ’21’s entire staff is thrilled to be continuing their 45th season with the Rock Island theatre’s debut of this hilarious, mysterious, melodious delight and urges audience members to make immediate reservations for what is sure to be a sensational autumnal smash. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and have a wonderful time guessing “Whodunnit?!” with the inspired entertainment of CLUE: THE MUSICAL!

Rock Island's Circa '21 Gets A 'Clue' This Weekend

Freeze! Stop To See Rock Island Frieze Lectures

Fall Frieze Lectures, “Ideas That Changed Everything,” with Augustana College. Celebrate our 150th year with other ideas that had big impacts on their time. Join us at 2 pm, Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 at our Downtown Library for free presentations by Augustana College professors.The speaker schedule has changed since our last email, so please read on!

Dr. Paul Olsen, of the Augustana English Department, will kick off our series on October 20 by discussing the great “truths” of American icon William Styron, best known for Sophie’s Choice. The New York Times 2006 obituary noted that the late author’s “explorations of difficult historical and moral questions earned him a place among the leading literary figures of the post-World War II generation.”

Rock Island's Fall Frieze Lectures Begin Today

All lectures in the Ideas That Changed Everything series are free and open to the public. The full list is as follows:

  • October 27: The 1619 Project, edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, and presented by Dr. Lauren Hammond, associate professor of history. The long-form journalism project reframes the country’s history around the perspectives and contributions of Black Americans.
  • November 3: Cosmos and the work of Alexander von Humboldt, presented by Dr. Stephen Hager, professor of biology. Considered by some as the first environmentalist, von Humboldt’s work is a holistic observation of all of nature.
  • November 10: Beloved by Toni Morrison, presented by Dr. Ashley Burge, assistant professor of English. Morrison’s literary masterpiece has faced multiple book ban challenges for its frank depiction of the horrors of slavery.

No registration is required. Ample parking is available and both the library and the community room are fully accessible. Read on for why you’ll want to stay at the library after the Nov. 10 lecture! 

‘Rocky Horror’ Is Back At Speakeasy

That sweet transvestite is back this October with his motley crew!

On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments!

WARNING: “The Rocky Horror Show” is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens and above all, SHOW TUNES are not your cup of tea, this may not be the show for you! If you are still reading at this point we promise you are going to LOVE IT!

No outside props are allowed to be brought in. We will be selling prop bags to use during the show for $4.00.

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Friday, October 28
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Saturday, October 29
Doors: 6:00, Show: 7:15 (18 and older)
Doors: 10:00, Show: 11:00 (21 and older)

Sunday, October 30
Doors: 5:00, Show: 6:00 (18 and older)

ALL TICKETS ARE $25 IN ADVANCE AND $30 THE DAY OF THE SHOW.

Make Reservations online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.

Pride of the Wapsi Pumpkin Patch Blooming

Pride of the Wapsi is a popular eastern Iowa Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze destination. You’re sure to be lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it in our exciting corn maze. With more than 30+ fall fest attractions, Pride of the Wapsi is proud to once again offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze: October 1st-30th
Weekdays: Thursday – Sunday
Hours: 10am – 5pm

Address: 14600 305th St, Long Grove, IA 50036

To learn more about the pumpkin patch and corn maze follow this link to our website: PRIDE OF THE WAPSI

Long Grove Fall Festivities Kick Off October 1

 

Not So Scary Halloween Walk Strolls In

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for the Quad City Botanical Center’s 7th annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk October 6:30PM-8:00PM October  27 and 28!

Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden – search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways. Get a glimpse of the Halloween train in their ever popular train garden. It’s not so scary in the Rock Island gardens, making this event great for all ages!

Not So Scary Halloween Walk Celebrates 7 Years

Not So Scary Tickets: NOT SO SCARY
Oct. 20 Members Only Not So Scary Tickets:MEMBER TICKETS

The walk takes place both indoors and outdoors, so please dress according to weather and for a walk across the Botanical Center’s lawn. All children take home a goodie bag after the fun so please leave your trick-or-treat buckets at home.-

Don’t forget: You can become a member to get free admission all year long, discounted tickets on special events like Winter Nights Winter Lights, reciprocal benefits to over 345+ gardens throughout the country. Sign up for a family membership today: MEMBERSHIP

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

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.

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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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September 18th, 2022 Share:  

Fall is falling in as summer is stepping aside, and there’s plenty of fun to be had in Illinois and Iowa throughout the Quad-Cities during pumpkin spice season!

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.

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!

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

Renaissance Faire Riding In

The 2022 Greater Quad-Cities Renaissance Faire transports the area back to olden times 10 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Credit Island in Davenport!

A celebration of European history and world culture through edutainment. QCRF is for all age interests and offers a unique way to experience the past. Food, drink, living history encampments, shopping, artisans, music, mayhem, & mischief!

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Bacon And Brew Fest Coming To Clinton!

It’s the 3rd Annual Riverview Bacon & Brew Fest!
Saturday, September 24, 4:00-7:00pm, join us at the Riverview Park Bandshell! Your $20 ticket gains entrance to the party with free beer samples, $2 bacon-inspired bites from multiple food trucks, and live music by The Mamiltons.
Beer for sale provided by Clinton Jay-cees, and free samples provided by fantastic breweries. Get your favorite or try something new!
BREWERIES REPRESENTED
*Pecatonica
*Great Revivalist Brew Lab
*Press Seltzers
*Toppling Goliath
*Wide River Winery
*Five Cities Brewing
*Lua Brewing
*Big Grove Brewery
*Exile Brewing Company
*Single Speed Brewing Company
*Back Pocket Brewing
FOOD TRUCKS PRESENT
*B&T Smokin BBQ
*Mikes Fun Foods
*Hollys Dogs
*Deanna’s Java Cafe
*Jewels Home Made Ice Cream
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Screening Of ‘Riding The Rails To Hero Street’ This Week

Join the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and the Davenport Public Library for a screening of the film “Riding the Rails to Hero Street” on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30pm at the Davenport Public Library Branch on Fairmount Street. The film details the lives of Mexican American families that lived in Cook’s Point, Holy City, and on Hero Street.

Let’s gather to make sure history is not forgotten and to honor the lives and legacies of the people who lived in these settlements. Hispanic contributions to the Quad Cities will be highlighted with a discussion after the movie.

Learn more here: FILM SCREENING

“Riding the Rails to Hero Street” Screening September 21!

Belgian Fest Going Down TODAY!

The area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Olde Towne Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest!

The 9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) TODAY, Sunday Sep 18 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all!9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community came to Moline, after World War II to begin a new life. They came here with nothing but a dream. They didn’t ask for much. They only asked for an opportunity to work hard, raise a family, and thank the good Lord in Church. This is our heritage. We owe it to them to preserve it.”

This year’s Fall Belgian Fest is filled to brim with fun and exciting cultural activities, music, food, drinks and more!

•It wouldn’t be a Belgian celebration without a Rolle Bolle Tournament now, would it? Rolle Bolle, a favored past time in the Belgian community consists of a beveled bolle rolled between stakes (30 feet apart). As the bolle slows down, it turns into the stake and comes to rest. The bolle(s) that are closest to the stake scores!

The Fall Belgian Fest Rolle Bolle Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. As many players as possible are welcome! If you are interested in participating, simply show up prior to 11 a.m. with your bolle, and teams will be drawn. If you’re curious about the game but not feeling competitive, the first two courts of Rolle Bolle will be open and available to anyone who would like to pick up a bolle and try it out.

•The Happy Belgians will kick off the festivities at 12 p.m. Immediately following their performance, The Gray Wolf Band will take the stage for your listening and dancing pleasure.

9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

 

•Connect with your inner Belgian with a famous Center for Belgium Culture Waffle (with all the fixins), a Belgian Brat from DeBord Catering, or a hot steamy VandeRueben from Belgian Village Inn –  and wash it down with a Stella Artois, Belgian Wheat or Bud Light!

•The real MVP’s of the Fall Belgian Fest, the Belgian Draft Horses, will also be in attendance. These majestic creatures, provided by Doug and Dianne Smith of Fairfield Iowa, steal the show and also provide carriage rides! Riders are $2 per person or $5 per family.

•Belgian Lace Makers will also be available, showing off their amazing talent.

9th Annual Fall Belgian Fest

Fall Belgian Fest t-shirt, with a new design and look for $20 each or $25 for sizes 2XL or bigger.

•Don’t forget to purchase your annual Fall Belgian Fest t-shirt, with a new design and look for $20 each or $25 for sizes 2XL or bigger.

The Center for Belgian Culture, established to preserve and share the proud Belgian heritage, began this Fall Belgian Fest to keep the Belgian culture alive in future generations. “Many people involved with the Center for Belgian Culture are getting older. We need younger people that have Belgian ancestry to step up to the plate and get involved with preserving their heritage,” President Cornelis states. The organization has been greatly increasing their footprint in the community – through not only this festival, but the monthly Belgian Waffle Breakfast, scholarships to local students and more. They plan to add more events throughout the year as well. If community members are interested in joining the CBC’s mission, it only cost $35 a year to be a member. For more information, visit www.belgianmuseumquadcities.org/.

For more information on the festival, including upcoming events, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FallFlemishFest/.

The Flemish fun will be flowing today at Stephens Park in Moline. Don’t miss out on this experience!

Celebrate Banned Books Week This Week

Barnes and Noble will be taking a stand against censorship as we take part in the online event, Banned Book Week, September 18-24, 2022.

Banned Book Week Slated for September 18-24

We will be hosting nighty book reading events throughout the week and more details will be announced soon! Follow this Facebook page for more details: https://facebook.com/events/s/banned-books-week/625802382486574/

Learn more: https://bannedbooksweek.org/

How many have you loved and may have changed your life? Here is a list compiled by Barnes and Nobles:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/banned-books/_/N-rtm

Corn Crib Fall Events Fall In This Week

Fall at Corn Crib Nursery kicks off Friday, September 16th and ends October 30th!

General Admission includes:
-Ziplines
-Tire Mountain
-Barrel Train
-Human Hamster Wheel
-Pedal Cars
-Straw Maze
-Giant Bounce Pad
-Playground
-Tug o’ War
-Grain Bin Basketball
-Farm Animals
-Tire Swings
-And much, much more!!!

General Admission
Ages 0-3 Free
Ages 4-61 $13
Ages 62+ $6

*Pay-to-Play activities are not included in general admission*

Pay-to-Play includes: Paintball, Hayrack Paintball, Pumpkin Slingshot, Pumpkin Cannon, and Tennis Ball Cannon!

We have food & drinks at our concessions!

Our pumpkin shopping area is located just outside of CribFest admissions, so if you are looking for pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, and straw bales, you don’t need to pay an entry fee!

Learn more: CRIBFEST

Corn Crib Nursery Fall Events Kick Off September 16

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.

Check Out The Quad-Cities Latest Outdoor Music Venue

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court every Thursday!

Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases.

Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront

Featured artists upcoming include:

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September 22 | FlatTop

September 29 | TBD

River Music Experience’s Live At 5 Rolls Out All Summer

It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is taking place in Davenport’s RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music.

 

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9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band

sponsored by The Planning Center

9/30 – Orangadang

sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe

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 Your 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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