Looking for some FUN things to do over the next week in Illinois and Iowa, Quad-Cities?
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!
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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Sip And Shop Small!
Sip and Shop Small and Show Your Support for the Village of East Davenport on Saturday, August 20 from 3pm-6pm!
Admission is a $25 donation to The Village of East Davenport Business Association as this event is a fundraiser for The Village of East Davenport Business Association.
Start at one of the wristband/glass tents to make your donation, have your ID checked, receive a commemorative wine glass, and get a wristband. These tents will be located in front of the International Fire Museum, Lagomarcino’s, and the Village Theatre.
Visit participating businesses throughout the Village to enjoy a 1 oz. sample of wine. Local, domestic, and imported wines will be offered as well as samples from the local Homebrew community. Multiple bands will be located throughout the area. This is a fun and relaxing wine tasting experience. Bring your friends and join everyone in The Village!
More details can be found here:
Bill Bell Jazz Festival Rolls In Next Weekend
Polyrhythms 8th Annual Bill Bell Jazz & Heritage Festival will be held August 19-21 in Rock Island and Bettendorf!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (Outside)
630 Martin Luther King Drive
Rock Island, IL
Becherer Hall Auditorium
1821 Sunset Drive
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Friday Aug 19 2022 –
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Wes Julien with Club Crib Entertianment
Sat Aug 20 2022 –
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Saul Lubaroff (alto sax) and Andy Parrott (guitar) Duo
The Channel Cats
Sun Aug 21 2022 –
Rivermont Collegiate (Inside)
Becherer Hall Auditorium
Manny Lopez (trumpet) & Daniel Leahy (piano) Duo
James Culver and Kuchina Jazz 3
feat. Corey Kendrick (piano) and Andy Crawford (bass)
6:30-8p (2 sets)
Ernest Dawkins & the Young Masters
Polyrhythms is excited to host their first Black Authors Forum and Book Fair during the Bill Bell Jazz and Heritage Festival on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Shellie Moore-Guy hosts a Black Author’s Forum: with local authors, those returning to the area to present their work and others wanting to speak about their books. Authors will also be vendors selling their books! The event will be at the Martin Luther King Center’s Ida Robinson Banquet Room, 630 – Martin Luther King Drive (9th Street) Rock Island. There will be an author’s “meet and greet one” from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm.
Learn more here: JAZZ FEST
Enjoy Tunes And Blooms Today In Rock Island
Come and enjoy being surrounded by Freddy’s flower arrangements specifically inspired by some of his favorite songs from the Great American Songbook at the Tunes & Blooms event on August 14 at The Hauberg Estate in Rock Island!
Freddy will be at the grand piano playing the songs that coordinate with each inspired arrangement. You’ll enjoy the afternoon of music and flowers, all while soaking up the magnificent beauty of The Hauberg Mansion.
After the program, guests will have the opportunity to purchase one of Freddy’s artistic arrangements. It’s like an art show, but with flowers and music!
Only $5.00 cover at the door!
Learn more here: TUNES AND BLOOMS
Presented by Freddy Allen and That’s Nice! Flowers for Every Occasion
A Made Market Full Of Cool Stuff
Made Market QC is a handmade and vintage market featuring over 100 vendors with trendy boutiques, vintage finds, and the best handmade goods in the Midwest. Shopping, live music, food + drinks, too!
Friday, August 19, 5-8pm
Saturday, August 20, 9-3pm
The River Center
Find more details here: RIVER CENTER
Thursday Night Groove Kicks Off This Week In Rock Island
Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park beginning August 18!
The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes:
8/18 Funktastic 5
8/25 Ivan Singh – Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Blues Society
9/1 Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls
9/8 Crooked Cactus Band
9/15 Soul Storm
9/22 Phyllis and the Sharks
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!
‘Ride The Cyclone’ At Moline’s Blackbox Theater
“Ride the Cyclone” is here. The area premiere of the quirky musical takes a bow this coming weekend at the downtown Black Box Theater in Moline. “In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life.”
The show is directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper. Music Direction by Katie Griswold. Production design by Lora Adams, specialty painting by Sara Nicole Wegener and Tom Vaccaro. Stage management by Synth Gonzalez and lighting design by Roger Pavey. The cast includes Taylor Lynn as Ocean, Jacqueline Isaacson as Jane Doe, Eli Bates as Noel, Brandon Smith as Mischa, Ryan Hurdle as Ricky, Abby Bastian as Constance and Doug Kutzli as Karnak.
The world premiere production took place in Victoria, British Columbia at Atomic Vaudeville in 2008, Toronto in 2011 and toured Western Canada in 2013 winning numerous awards in the process.
The American premiere took place at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Directed by the late Rachel Rockwell, the production opened in September 2015. Rockwell again directed the show Off-Broadway in 2016. Reviewers said “this delightfully weird and just plain delightful show… will provide the kind of thrills we look for in all musical comedies, however outlandish their subject matter: an engaging and varied score, knocked out of the park by a superlative cast, and a supremely witty book.”
“I have wanted to do this show for quite a while and one night while Shelley was performing LaDivina at The Black Box I happened to say ‘There’s this show I want to do that no one has heard of’” and Shelley asked what it was called and I told her “Ride the Cyclone,” and she said “I love that show. I’ll direct it if you want.’ And that’s how the premiere of “Ride the Cyclone” came to the Black Box Theatre,” said Adams, who is the co-founder and Artistic Director for the theatre.
Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre or at the door. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Thursday $13 and all other performances $16.
Discovery Fair Hits Bettendorf
The Bettendorf Learning Campus is happy to announce the return of its annual Discovery Fair on Saturday, August 20th. The Learning Campus is comprised of the Bettendorf Public Library, Family Museum, and Faye’s Field all located in the 2900 block of Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. This festival of family fun and exploration will take place at all three locations across the Campus from 10:00 AM. – 3:00 PM. This year’s Discovery Fair is presented by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation through sponsorship of Title Sponsors HNI, Iowa American Water, Lane & Waterman LLP, DuTrac Community Credit Union, and Morgan Stanley, Library Champion Sponsor Pumped Balloons by Veronica and Community Partner Sponsors Russell and Steve’s Mirror & Glass.
The completely free Discovery Fair offers classes and experiences for families and youth of all ages. This year’s activities include a bubble station, rock candy making, stomp rockets, robotics, face painting, balloon creations, butterfly gardens, a “Little Hands Site,” watercolor painting, and more. These experiences are either available as a half-hour class that is repeated throughout the day or as a drop-in session. No registration is required for the Discovery Fair. For more information, please call the Bettendorf Public Library at 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.
Boondox Coming To Village Theater
Boondox is coming to you live in concert August 18 at The Village Theatre!
Jay Villain, Tritone Music, and Bennu are coming along with him and is sure to be a night to remember!
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boondox-tickets-373413859907?fs=e&s=cl
Alternating Currents Vibes Around The Quad-Cities This Week
Alternating Currents is back with events at venues throughout the Quad-Cities Aug. 19-21!
Alternating Currents 2022 APP is here!
Craft your own schedule and experience!
The 2022 Alternating Currents Festival app is LIVE! Here’s what the 2022 Home Screen looks like. For everyone who still has it downloaded from last year just head to your App Store and update it for the 2022 version.
DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE: https://bit.ly/AC22APP
Music. Film. Comedy. Art.
Aug 18-21, 2022 | Quad Cities
Over a dozen venues. 100+ acts/screenings/events!
Learn more: www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com