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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…
It’s Tacos and Trivia For A Good Cause
Bring your team & join us for a fun night of Trivia and Tacos!
Tacos, desserts, raffles, and of course, TRIVIA are all in the mix for this fun event supporting a fantastic cause.
*Saturday, February 25
*Friends Circle Club, Moline
*Doors open at 6 for Tacos & More
*Trivia starts at 7
*$10/person, if you don’t have a team join us anyway and we’ll put you on one
*Drinks for sale at bar (no outside beverages)
*Tacos = $2 or 3 for $5
Despite the chaotic events in Haiti over the last year, our school, church, and medical clinic are still in operation. With so many other options limited, its now more important than ever to help our friends in L’Allemand.
Learn more here: TRIVIA NIGHT
Goldusters Dance Into Bettendorf Today
Join the Bettendorf High School Goldusters on Sunday, February 19, 2023, for a fun afternoon of dance! Students will participate in warm-ups, games, dance/pom technique, and learn a dance performance to perform in front of friends and family. The clinic is open to all K-5 students. Snacks, drinks, and t-shirts will be provided!
Please make sure to check in to the BHS Gym between 12:45-1 pm. Performance time is approximately 3:45 pm in the gym. Participants should wear black leggings and tennis shoes. The deadline for clinic registration is February 1st. If you have more than one child participating, please register them separately. The cost is $30 per child.
Feel free to email Coach Jenny and Coach Cheyenne with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
QC Fit Fest Running Into East Moline Today
QC Fit Fest will be held Feb. 19 at East Moline‘s Bend Xpo Center!
Tickets are now available for online purchase for their 2022 Expo at QCFitFest.com QC Fit Fest is a community event designed for all ages to engage with local experts and learn more about health, fitness, nutrition, and athletic performance no matter where you are on your health journey.
“My partners and I created this event to help take the confusion out of health. We highlight the very best the Quad Cities has to offer when it comes to finding the flavor of movement and activity that suits you best. From yoga and weightlifting to skateboarding and virtual reality-based games, said Chris Maltsburger, Founder we combine fun, interaction, and education at QC Fit Fest.
Interactive Vendors and Demos
When you walk through The Bend XPO Center, you’ll find vendors like 9 Round, helping you learn punching combinations on the pads, you’ll hear the sounds of skateboarding when you head over to the ramp and demos provided by Keep Pushing Skate Shop, or learn about your flexibility and agility from return vendor The Speed Attic.
Founded in 2021, QC Fit Fest is the Quad Cities leader in interactive health events with one mission in mind: To empower Quad Citians to begin or continue in their health journey, acknowledging health isn’t just physical. It is our focus to continue to build and provide you with an experience that will add to every aspect of your life.
Skillet Sizzles At East Moline’s Rust Belt Tonight
Skillet, with Theory of a Deadman, will rock The Rust Belt, 533 12th Ave, East Moline at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19! Doors open at 6, with opening act Saint Asonia.
Here are some details on the bands:
Not every rebellion gestates in darkness. As one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, Skillet continue to rebel against conventions, doubts, expectations, and rules with the intent to uplift in light. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pandora Billionaires Club members and multiplatinum Kenosha, Wisconsin quartet—John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]—never compromise their integrity. Instead, they’ve traveled their own path to unprecedented heights with an urgent sound, undeniable energy, and unbreakable spirit.
On their eleventh full-length album, Dominion [Atlantic Records], Skillet encourage a different kind of revolt when the world could really use it…
“I call it positive rebellion,” exclaims John. “It’s a rebellion against those internal elements such as fear and anxiety. It’s a rebellion against external forces wanting you to be something you don’t want to be. It’s a celebration of the freedom we have in our lives. It’s very anti-establishment. It’s a rally call to stand up for what you believe in and not be silenced. It might be unpopular in certain places, but there’s nothing more rock ‘n’ roll than that,” he smiles.
Skillet have embodied rock ‘n’ roll’s evolution from day one. Selling 12 million albums worldwide to date, they’ve earned over a dozen RIAA certifications in recognition of gold, platinum, or multiplatinum status. Landmark album Awake notably went 3x-platinum and picked up a Billboard Music Award. Plus, it housed the 2x-platinum track “Awake & Alive,” 3x-platinum track “Hero,” and 4x-platinum track “Monster.” The latter stands out as “one of the most-streamed rock songs in history” with over 1.2 BILLION global audio streams. 2019’s Victorious marked the group’s fourth consecutive Top 20 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The album concluded the year on LoudWire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019” and yielded the Top 10 rock radio smash “Legendary,” racking up north of 100 million streams. The band’s music also resounds throughout culture, landing syncs from WWE, Marvel, ESPN, MLB, NHL and NFL. As a touring phenomenon, they regularly sell out arenas worldwide, playing in over 26 countries and 6 continents, and have earned acclaim from Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times, and many more. Not to mention, their debut graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, emerged as the publisher’s best-selling book of all-time and launched a fan favorite series, with their second graphic novel releasing the fall of 2020, EDEN: The Aftermath.
Theory of a Deadman
With sky-high hooks, riffs as thick as a 2×4, rumbling grooves, and a razor-sharp sense of humor, Theory Of A Deadman) have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable, and undeniable hard rock force with major multiplatinum hits and countless sold out shows in each of the past two decades. Jamming together in basements throughout high school, the band burst out of their small hometown of North Delta, British Columbia with the self-titled, Theory of a Deadman, during 2002. In addition to the double-platinum breakthrough album Scars & Souvenirs  and gold-certified The Truth Is… , they have notched a procession of hits, including the gold-certified “All Or Nothing,” “Bitch Came Back,” and “Lowlife,” platinum-certified “Angel,” “Hate My Life,” and “Not Meant To Be,” double-platinum “Bad Girlfriend,” and triple-platinum “RX (Medicate).” As the biggest smash of their career this far, the latter marked their third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and garnered a nomination for “Rock Song of the Year” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. They have logged two Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200. In 2020, Say Nothing landed at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and #3 on the Rock Albums Chart. Plus, it earned praise from American Songwriter, Billboard, and Classic Rock Magazine who awarded it “4-out-of-5 stars.” Now, the award-winning quartet—Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums, backing vocals]—once again deliver a barrage of anthems, beginning with the single “Dinosaur” and more to come.
Grab Your Stuffed Animal And Head To Rock Island
Join us for a fun event for your child’s stuffed animals! (Or any special toy. All are welcome!)
Name Tag Making: Every camper needs a nametag, so drop by any Rock Island Public Library location to make a name tag for your toy buddy. We’ll have supplies available Feb. 22-24 during library hours.
Stuffed Animal Storytime and “Camper” Drop Off: Friday, Feb. 24 from 4:30 to 6pm, Watts-Midtown Branch (2715 30th Street.) Before storytime, we’ll decorate a sleeping bag for your toy/stuffed animal!
Then, we’ll offer a storytime for children and their toy buddies. Before you leave your toys at the library for the night, you can tuck them into their new sleeping bags. (We fully expect all kinds of toy mischief after you leave!)
Stuffed Animal Pickup and Activity Reveal: Saturday, Feb. 25, 10:30 to noon, also at the Watts-Midtown Branch. Pick up your toy friends and find out what kind of mischief they got into at the library overnight!
These events are free and open to anyone, and any toy! No registration is required. (Remember, only the toys will be staying over!)
PS: The Watts-Midtown Branch on 30th Street isn’t open quite yet, but will be very soon! Watch for more news next week about our opening plans!)
‘Driving Miss Daisy’ Drives Into Mockingbird
The Mockingbird On Main will open its 2023 season with the award winning “Driving Miss Daisy” By Alfred Uhry with shows this weekend and Feb. 24-25.
The Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winning “Driving Miss Daisy” is set in Atlanta and spans twenty-five years, from 1948 to 1973. When Daisy Wertham, a stubborn, elderly Southern widow, crashes her new car into the neighbor’s garage, her son, Boolie, forces her to take on a chauffeur. He employs Hoke Coleburn, much to her chagrin. At first, Daisy refuses to rely on a black man to get her from one place to the next and Hoke spends two weeks sitting in the kitchen doing nothing. Gradually, however, Daisy’s prejudices are broken down and, against all odds, he becomes her best friend. Daisy teaches Hoke to read and write, while Hoke encourages Daisy to let go of her insecurities. Alfred Uhry’s delicate drama explores the experience of aging while the world around you moves forwards at great pace.
Directed by Jeremy Littlejohn, “Driving Miss Daisy” stars Shelley Walljasper as Daisy, Bradley Heinrichs as Boolie, and Joseph Obleton as Hoke.
“Driving Miss Daisy” will open on February 17 with performances held on February 18, 24, 25 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. The Mockingbird operates under a Pay What You Can model in an effort to make theatre accessible to everyone.
Learn more: TheMockingbirdOnMain.com
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!
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.”
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!
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
Name That Tune +
Rock Star Bingo
Win FREE drinks!
Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!
Trivia Night Hits Bettendorf
Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Free 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.
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!