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It’s time to find fun events for the holiday season and more in 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…

Skeleton Key Holding New Year’s Eve Event

The wrapping paper is all cleaned up, but it’s not quite time for the ball to drop… join Skeleton Key, 520 18th St., Rock Island, for the last four hours we’re open this year for a blowout sale!
On Saturday, December 31st from 10 am to 2 pm we’ll say farewell to 2022 (and some merchandise) with magical sales and maybe a toast or two. Cheers!

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Family Museum Holding Noon Years Eve Celebration

The grown-ups get to stay up until midnight, so the kids get to celebrate a countdown to 12…Noon! Come to the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, early for noisemakers, hats, face painting, and more! Tickets are $5 for Family Museum members and $10 for non-members. Tickets will be limited to 800 and can be purchased at the Family Museum or over the phone at (563) 344-4106. Museum will close at 2:00 pm. Sponsored by Ascentra Credit Union.

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10 Of Soul Ringing In NYE At Rhythm City

Local band 10 of Soul will be ringing in the year with a gig starting at 9 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport!

We’ll be mainstage in the Rhythm City Casino’s Event Center to welcome the new year, so mark your calendars and get ready to party! We will post ticket information here as it gets finalized, so check back!

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Lynn Allen Rocking Kavanaughs On New Year’s Eve!

Feel like ringing in the new year with one of the most fun rock bands in Quad-Cities history?

Lynn Allen, who are always a good time, are going to be headlining the evening at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop, 1228 30th St., Rock Island.

The band hits the stage at 8 p.m.

There are drink and food specials and lots of other fun stuff planned.

Ring in the new year with Billy Peiffer and the boys!

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Dance All Night at Rozz Tox On New Years Eve

Dance all night to techno and other great dance tunes all night at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island on New Year’s Eve!

Here are the deets:

Northern Parallels 057
12/31/22
Celebrating NYE and 6 years of Northern Parallels events. We invite you to ring in the new year at Rozz-Tox.
DJ’s
Kate Rowe
Mike Derer
Rozz-Tox
8pm-1am
$10 cover
All ages to dance, 21 to drink
Quality Techno and House Music all night
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Have A Country Music New Year’s Eve At The Fairgrounds!

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., is presenting a country-themed New Year’s Eve Bash, with Cooper Alan with Special guest the Dirt Road Rockers. Event starts at 6 p.m.
If you like country music and you’re on any social media app, you’ve probably seen Cooper Alan on your screen in the past two years. The up-and-coming country star has independently built a fanbase of over 10 million followers and has earned over 100 million streams on his music. Originally from Winston Salem, NC, he spent his high school and college years playing bars, college campuses, and Honky Tonks all across the Carolinas. He and his band became the “go to” for great music and a high energy, all night throwdown performance.
After graduation, Cooper packed up his guitar and moved to Nashville as fast as he could, where he had the incredible luck of meeting hit songwriter/producer Victoria Shaw who signed him within weeks to a publishing deal. He is fortunate and proud to have the opportunity to write songs with people like Rivers Rutherford, Seth Mosley, Matt Nolen, Skip Black, Kent Blazy, Desmond Child, Jeffrey Steele, and Victoria Shaw.
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(Cooper’s music has been streamed over 100 million times) His hit singles include “New Normal”, “Tough Ones”, “Colt 45 (Country Remix)”, “Can’t Dance”, and many more. His songs have reached #1 on the iTunes Charts multiple times. This past year, Cooper started his own record label (Cooped Up Records) and began to translate his social media audience into killer live shows, selling out venues all across the country. Because of his streaming and live touring success, he was named a “Next Big Thing” artist by Music Row Magazine.

Moline’s Axis Hotel Holding New Year’s Eve Event

We think you’re the Bee’s Knees…so join us and let’s get fizzy and ring in 2023 at The Axis, 1630 5th Ave., Moline!
Join us for dinner and drinks or book one of our limited available party packages!
Your Choice of Room:
$269 Standard King
$329 Suite
Rooms include $75 restaurant credit at The Fifth Avenue Syndicate, champagne toast at midnight, NYE treat in your room!
In addition to the full menu at The Fifth Avenue Syndicate, enjoy steak & lobster surf n’ turf and bundt turtle molten cake for dinner!
Dress in Gatsby/1920’s style garb and receive a free appetizer for your table.
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC by the River City 6 jazz band in our lobby while sipping on a prohibition-style cocktail and ringing in the NEW YEAR!
Call 309-640-0060 to book!

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Drag On In The New Year At Varieties

Who’s ready to party and bring in the New Year like it’s supposed to? Varieties Nightclub is! The venue at 822 W. 2nd St., Davenport is holding its annual New Years Eve party with some great drink specials going on all night long and an amazing show featuring some of the best performers from around the QC.
Featuring:
Logan Blewz
Decklyn Principle
Lucas Blewz
Karma Cass
$5 cover
$3 Jello shots
$6 PB&J shots

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Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Rock Island

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights through Jan. 2!

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.

Playcrafters New Show, Liz At Raccoon, Festival Of Trees And More In This Week's FUN10Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES

Dec 15 – Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM

*HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Open New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day.

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

receive $2 off Admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS

WEDNESDAYS,  5-9PM

Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

DATE NIGHTS

12/30 THURS, 6-9PM

Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot cocoa provided.

$20 couple, $10 individual

Analog Rings In Holiday Season

Analog Arcade Bar is bringing back their Christmas Pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II, for its second year, taking place from November 1st to December 31st at their Moline Centre location.

This pop-up features more of everything: over 35,000 Christmas lights, 1,500 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

“We had such a blast hosting this event last year that we had to bring it back bigger for year two,” Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We want to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones, and Analog Moline is the perfect place to do just that.”

This event is open Tuesday through Sunday and is family friendly until 9 pm.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

 

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