From A Week Of Walks To A Month Of Art And More… Here’s This Week’s FUN10!
Every Sunday, we drop a new 173, 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 173 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 173 for this week? Read on …
Iowa’s Walking Club Announces “A Week of Walks” in Celebration of National Walking Week
Lace up your sneakers and prepare to enjoy a week of walking with Iowa’s Walking Club during National Walking Week April 1 – 7. Iowa’s Walking Club will host guided , non-competitive walks in eleven Iowa communities: Des Moines, West Des Moines, 164, Carlisle, Marshalltown, Urbandale, Cedar Rapids, Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, Mason City and Council Bluffs. Walks are free and open to the public.
National Walking Week is a celebration of the joys and benefits of walking. “It’s a good week to discover the outdoors again after our long, cold and snowy winter,”stated Susan Pinneke, event coordinator. “We think this is a great opportunity to share the fun and fitness benefits of walking.”
Walks will be casual and “just for fun”. Participants should plan on walking 30 – 45 minutes at a conversational pace, wear a mask and observe social distancing, bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. No special equipment is required. Many of the routes have benches for resting, if needed.
Iowa’s Walking Club offers walks for fun, friendship and fitness throughout the state of Iowa and is a member of AVA: America’s Walking Club.
For Iowa’s National Walking Week schedule of walks go to www.iowaswalkingclub.org or find us on FB & Instagram @Iowaswalkingclub
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Quad City Arts High School Art Show On Display
The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., 159) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 1 and 29th. A virtual award presentation will
This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Primary sponsorship is provided by The William Butterworth Foundation. Scholarships are sponsored by the Morrisey Family Foundation, The Deere Employees Credit Union and 166 Arts’ board members. Other awards are sponsored by Dphilms, Living Lands & Waters, Zimmerman Honda, the Left Bank Art League, The 159 Art Guild and local artists in the area of their expertise.
166 Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the region through the arts. The 166 Arts Center Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.quadcityarts.com.
Spotlight Unveiling ‘Shakespeare’
In its first complete mainstage production in a whole year, the Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, will perform the madcap “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” through today, March 28.
“This abridged cast of Jeremy Mahr, Amelia Fischer, and Brent Tubbs are sure to give the
audiences a much needed laugh,” the Spotlight posted on its Facebook page, noting its first full production was from the Reduced Shakespeare Company “abridged” repertoire in 2018, so “we thought this would be the perfect show to bring us back.”
The rapid-fire Shakespeare riffs on all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 90 minutes. “Hilarity will ensue, props and costumes will fly, and sides will be split from laughter,” the Spotlight promises.
Tickets ($20) will be available soon, but limited to 50 people per performance, to follow state of Illinois Covid-19 guidelines. Masks will be required and social distancing followed.
Black Box Debuting ‘La Divina’
144 in 172 is back with “La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas,” starring Shelley Cooper, for one last performance today.
The show, inspired by the life and work of the dramatic 20th-century opera singer Maria Callas (1923-1977), contains stories of Callas’ life and famous iconic arias that she was known for singing. Cooper – an assistant professor of theatre arts at Augustana College — “La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” at Augustana and at the Retzhof Castle near Graz, Austria, as a part of the International Global Theatre Experience.
That show will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28. All tickets for “La Divina” are $16, and tickets are available at www.theblackboxtheatre.com.
Circa ’21’s ‘You Smell Barn’ Ongoing
Returning with the venue’s first mainstage production since area theaters closed in November, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is ready to bring audiences lots of deserved laughs and warmth in the local debut of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn.” Running through May 15, the latest encounter with everyone’s favorite group of singing and joking Minnesotans is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. With all shows at the beloved Rock Island dinner theatre, this new musical comedy is being presented by an outstanding company of professional actors.
The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” will be presented on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening performances and $49.73 for the matinées.
Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for each performance of The Church Basement Ladies in “You Smell Barn” is limited, and plated dinners will be served in lieu of the traditional buffet meals. For the safety of guests and staff members, face masks must be worn to enter the theater, when interacting with the staff and whenever guests are away from their tables.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theater at 1828 Third Ave., 159. You also may call (309)786-7733 ext. 2.
Check Out The Blues Jam!
The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the 161. 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!
Live On Tuesday Night, It’s Trivia Night Live!
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.
presented by Think & Drink Entertainment.
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
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 Rock Star 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 (163, 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!