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Find Out What’s Fun To Do This Week In Illinois And Iowa In The Weekly FUN10!

Looking for fun in Illinois and Iowa this week?

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…

New Haus Of Ruckus Show Hits Mockingbird

Just a game? No actually it’s a play.

And not just any play.

It’s Haus of Ruckus play.

There are rumors on the ancient Internet forums of yesteryear of a fighting game that completely developed itself, capturing innocent players and trapping them inside the game. The game was thought to be lost to time until two losers purchased it on eBay. Run, Jump, and scream as Johnny and Fungus as they battle their way through Battle Mountain Brawlers: The Brawlers of Battle Mountain.

“Random Access Morons” Hits the Mockingbird Stage August 25

“Random Access Morons” opens August 25 in Downtown Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main.

“Random Access Morons,” by Calvin VO and TJ Green, is an irreverent sci-fi comedy with electro music and puppets that opens August 25 at The Mockingbird On Main in Downtown Davenport! Performance continue August 26 and 27 and September 1, 2 and 3 at 7:34pm. Tickets are $10 dollars and be purchased at the door.

“Random Access Morons”is Rated PG13 for adult language, fake violence, and two mean puppets!

Learn more: TheMockingbirdOnMain.com

Alternating Currents Concludes TODAY!

Alternating Currents is back with events at venues throughout the Quad-Cities THROUGH TODAY!

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 21, 2022 | Quad Cities

FREE FESTIVAL
Over a dozen venues. 100+ acts/screenings/events!

Learn more: www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com

Alternating Currents App is LIVE!

Last Call For ‘Cyclone’ Today!

You’ve got another chance to “Ride The Cyclone” at Moline’s Blackbox Theatre this weekend!

“Ride the Cyclone” is here. The area premiere of the quirky musical takes a bow Thursday through Sunday 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.

Last Chance To 'Ride The Cyclone' At Moline's Blackbox Theatre This Weekend

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.”

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“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. Sunday at 2:00 pm. $16.

See Free Outdoor Concerts Thursdays In Rock Island

Thursday Night Groove rocks Schwiebert Park beginning August 18!

The free concert schedule in downtown Rock Island includes:

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

Thursday Night Groove Free Outdoor Concert Series Kicks Off In Rock Island August 18

9/29 North of 40
10/6 Piso’s Cure – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
10/13 Class of ’82 – Sponsored by The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
10/20 Rain Date if needed

For more visit THURSDAY NIGHT GROOVE

‘Disaster!’ Rips Into Rock Island

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films in “Disaster!” running through Sept. 10 at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island!

​It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction. What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive … or at least escape the killer rats.

​Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ‘70s — such as as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Hot Stuff,” and “I Will Survive” — “Disaster!” will leave you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.

The show runs through September 10! For details and tickets visit Circa.21.com!

Rock Island's Circa '21 Opens 'A Disaster' This Weekend

Rock Stars Play Bingo Too

Rock Star Bingo rocks The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf EVERY Wednesday Night at 7pm!
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!

Rock Star Bingo rocks The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf EVERY Wednesday Night at 7pm!

It’s free to play and you can win free drinks.
It’s also all-ages, except for that free (alcoholic) drinks part.
Games include B-I-N-G-O, Name That Tune, Sing-a-longs, Rock Star Bingo and more!
Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!

Looking For A Great Reading Program For Your Kids?

The Davenport Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 1st and runs through August 31st.

Join the Davenport Public Library for our 2022 Summer Reading Challenge for all ages! Add some adventure to your summer with the Library’s Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Children are invited to be explore nature, get creative, try new things, and find beauty in diversity with the Library this summer.

Davenport Public Library Summer Reading Program Teaser

Participating couldn’t be easier. Read books, attend a virtual or in-person program, or complete any of the fun activities from the reading log. Each thing you do earns a ticket into the grand-prize drawing(s) of your choice. Do a little or do it all! The way you Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer is totally up to you!

To register, visit davenportlibrary.beanstack.com.

Make Mercado A Regular Friday Stop All Summer

Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back!

Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Fridays through Sept. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics.

Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture and community in an inclusive way. Educational programming at Mercado provides enrichment hours for children, and free nonprofit booth space gets helpful information to adults.

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Mercado was founded in 2016 by Maria Ontiveros and her grandfather, Bob Ontiveros.

By addressing the specific needs of small businesses in the area, Mercado on Fifth and its partners have helped create and/or provide a platform for 30 new minority-owned businesses in the Quad Cities region. Most vendors have taken advantage of our free small business workshops (in Spanish and English) in partnership with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University (SBDC). Through the management of the SBDC, we also started a micro-grant program for minority entrepreneurs to purchase equipment for their businesses. Over the past two years, Mercado founder Bob Ontiveros has given away over $62,000 to over 40 minority-owned businesses to purchase anything from food warmers to an industrial sewing machine.

Black Hawk College, another valued partner, also began offering the Food Sanitation Management class in Spanish at the request of Mercado leadership. Previously, Spanish speakers interested in becoming a kitchen manager or starting a food business had to drive to Chicago to take the class. Finally, Mercado on Fifth supported the creation of a commercial kitchen located within St. John’s Lutheran Church just blocks away from the Moline event space, thus completing the entrepreneurial eco-system. Mercado vendors and other small businesses now rent the kitchen for a small hourly fee.

Go ahead and block out your Fridays because Mercado On Fifth is where you are going to want to be this summer.

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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August 25 | Barley House Band

September 1 | MVBS w/John Resch & Doggin’ Out

September 8 | Lewis Knudsen

September 15 | Mo&Co

September 22 | FlatTop

September 29 | TBD

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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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8/26 – Beaker Brothers

sponsored by Nelson Brothers Agency & West Bend Mutual

9/2 – Crooked Cactus

sponsored by Pierce’s Promise

9/9 – Blues Rock-It

sponsored by Lobo’s Salsa

9/16 – Flash In A Pan

sponsored by Wind Dancer Boutique

9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band

sponsored by The Planning Center

9/30 – Orangadang

sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe

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