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For Fun Events In Illinois And Iowa This Week Read The FUN10!

Looking for some fun in Illinois and Iowa this week?

Well, if you’re on the prowl for cool things in the Quad-Cities area and beyond, check out 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…

Spring Into The Easter Egg Hunt

Hop on over to Lincoln Park for ever exciting egg hunt!

Join in a mad dash to collect prizes & candy-filled eggs. Adults must accompany children, but only children ages 3-10, need to register. Don’t forget to bring your basket! The park will have 4 separate sections. All sections will have the same amount of eggs and people in them.

• Children between ages 3-10 MUST pre-register
• Siblings/Households should register in the same section.
• All sections will start at 9:00am SHARP.
• Each Section is limited to 100 registrations.

Rain Date: 4/2/2022

Learn more: EGG HUNT

Egg Hunt Hops into Rock Island April 1

Mockingbird Hosts ‘Anywhere But Here’

This weekend, a new locally-written show, “Anywhere But Here,” debuts at Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Theatre.

It is spring, 2020. Billy Nielson finds himself back in his parents’ home after living independently and individually for several years. At home he and his parents, with their next door neighbors and lifetime friends, learn how to cohabitate with new relationships, dynamics, and worldviews.

Billy- Adam Cerny
Amanda- Ashley Hoskins
Bill- Jim Harris
Mikayla- Gillian Kean
Veronica- Emmalee Hilburn
Don- Louie Fisher

*PAY WHAT YOU CAN*
No reservations required!
March 25, 31 and April 1 – 8pm

Doors open at 7:30pm
Show begins at 8:00pm

Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Debuting 'Anywhere But Here'

Playcrafters Says ‘Can I Get A Witness?’

Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline presents

Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Victor Angelo
• March 31– April 2
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
*Doors open 1 hour prior to the show.
Moline's Playcrafters Presents 'Witness For The Prosecution' This Weekend
Rated PG
Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock, and a young man’s desperate fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.
GRETA…..Storm Baca
CARTER…..Michael Lotspeich
MR. MAYHEW…..Guy Cabell
LEONARD VOLE……Bobby Metcalf
SIR WILFRED ROBARTS, Q.C……Don Faust
INSPECTOR HEARNE…..Jimmy Bennet
ROMAINE VOLE…..Shyan DeVoss
MR. MYERS, Q.C…..Kevin Keck
DR. WYATT…..Madison Duling
JANET MACKENZIE…..Suzanne Braswell
MR. CLEGG…..McKenna Coskie
USHER/CLERK/STENOGRAPHER…..Adrick Woodruff
COURT CLERK/ALDERMAN…..Tyler Henning
WARDER/JUROR…..Kathryn Klatt
We’re always in need of volunteers! Every performance needs help with backstage, box office, ushers, and concessions! People who volunteer get to see the show for free. To volunteer, please email us at office@playcrafters.com or call 309-762-0330!

Girls Can Getaway In Downtown Muscatine

Save the date for the 13th Annual Girls Getaway on Saturday, April 1!

This fun-filled day starts with brunch and a style show in The Merrill Hotel’s fabulous ballroom with chances to win door prizes! After all of that excitement, head out for a day of shopping, dining, and exploring Historic Downtown Muscatine.

Learn more here: GIRLS GET AWAY

Girls Get Away Hits Downtown Muscatine April 1!

Putnam In The Swim With Narwhals

The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This mysterious animal and its changing ecosystem are highlighted in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition.

Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and its Arctic Studies Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the exhibition explores interdisciplinary research conducted about the narwhal by Smithsonian scientists, in collaboration with Arctic researchers and members of Inuit communities, about the narwhal in their rapidly changing Arctic environment. The exhibition uses firsthand accounts from these scientists and Inuit community members to reveal how traditional knowledge and experience, coupled with scientific research, heighten the understanding of narwhals and the changing global climate.

Featuring an 18-foot, life-size model of a male narwhal, the exhibition examines “the unicorn of the sea.” Visitors will learn what the narwhal tusk is for, test their tooth knowledge, examine a cast of a skull from a prehistoric narwhal relative, and compare the different ways that narwhals and their whale relatives have adapted to the Arctic environment. Panoramic images of landscapes and a soundscape of narwhal vocalizations, ice and water flows and other Arctic wildlife will immerse visitors in the Arctic environment of the narwhal. The exhibition highlights how the narwhal and its tusk have inspired medieval European unicorn imagery and legend. Visitors can read the Inuit legend of the narwhal, illustrated by artwork from Inuit community members. Audiences will learn what the Inuit have learned and how environmental changes are affecting the way of life for both narwhal and Inuit.

Exhibit admission is included in the price of general admission—$9 for adults, $8 for youth (ages 3-18), seniors, college students and military.

Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend plays the Putnam now through April!

Learn more: NARWHAL

Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

Palmer Reopening In Bettendorf This Week

 Bettendorf — No April Fools’! On April 1, 2023, Palmer Grill is opening its doors to the public under a new partnership.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, Bettendorf City Council voted to approve a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Bettendorf and Food Drink Friends, Inc.

“As the parent company of The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf and other restaurants in the Quad Cities, Food Drink Friends, Inc. has a lot of experience with restaurant management,” said Kim Kidwell, the City’s Director of Culture and Recreation. “They know the business and they will improve food and beverage service at Palmer Hills Golf Course. The City is confident this partnership will be great for the community.”

Bettendorf Announces Reopening of Palmer Grill Under New Management

Palmer Grill is located at Palmer Hills Golf Course, 2999 Middle Road. It closed at the end of 2022 for cleaning, maintenance, and to reorganize operations after the Grill’s Food and Beverage Manager resigned.

Manny Lopez Jazzes Up Speakeasy Next Sunday

Listen to all the hits with the Manny Lopez Big Band next Sunday, April 2, at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Doors open at 5 p.m. and concert begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez Big Band Live at Circa '21

Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online at thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling the
Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733, ext. 2. The Speakeasy is located at 1818 3rd Avenue in Rock Island.

Show is open to music fans of all ages.

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!

It’s time to rock out with rock star bingo!
Think you know your music trivia? Time to test your skills!
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!
According to the folks involved, here are the deets:
**NEW Start Time of 7pm**
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
B-I-N-G-O +
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longs
Rock Star Bingo
FREE To Play
Win FREE drinks!

Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!

#ThisAintYourGrandmothersBingoNight

Trivia Night Hits Bettendorf

Trivia Night Live is rolling into The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf every Tuesday at 7 p.m.!
It’s Trivia Night Live Rockin' The Tangled Wood Tuesday NightFree 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.

#LiveFromDavenportItsTriviaNight

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