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Ballet Quad Cities, Murder Mystery, Charity Laughs In The New Illinois And Iowa FUN10!

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!

Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week's FUN10!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.

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So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…

Ballet Quad Cities Brings ‘Alice’ To Adler

Ballet Quad Cities is going down the rabbit hole with its latest performance — Alice in Wonderland, coming your way April 9th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm at The Adler Theatre, Davenport, Iowa!

You won’t want to miss this fun filled twist on Alice’s adventures. Bring your family and enjoy an imaginative and unforgettable journey through Wonderland with the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and many more of your favorite characters from this classic storybook!

For tickets and more information, click here!

Ballet Quad Cities Bringing 'Alice In Wonderland' To Davenport's Adler Theatre

Mockingbird Opens New Murder Mystery This Week

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8!

What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation!

The doctor.
The Hollywood starlet.
The manor’s caretaker.
The detective.
And two dead bodies.
Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming.

Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as Milton Bair, the caretaker; Savannah Bay Strandin as Helen Havoc, the Hollywood starlet; Doug Kutzli as Roy Walters, the detective; and Jeremy Littlejohn as Jonathan Brooks, the doctor.

The Mockingbird – now well known for bringing new works to the area – is venturing into new territory The Murder at Mistwell Manor.

“I’ve never written something for this genre before and thought it might be a fun experiment. Are we reinventing what theatre can do? No. Of course not. We are offering a natural escape from the chaos we are all living through,” creator Tristan Tapscott said. Co-producer and actress Savannah Bay Strandin added, “We are trying to program something accessible and something that everyone can enjoy; You can’t go wrong with a noir murder mystery.”

“Working on a new project that no one has ever seen before is always a ‘blessing and/or curse’ proposition,” actor Doug Kutzli noted. “On one hand you have incredible freedom to create a character that is genuinely yours alone with nothing for anyone to compare it to. There is no predisposed perceptions.” He continued, “On the other hand, with that freedom comes the challenge of not having any existing frame of reference; you can’t benefit from what other actors may have done with the character.”

“It’s been an extremely collaborative effort,” Tapscott said. “I always start by saying, ‘the best idea in the room doesn’t have to be mine; it just needs to be the beat idea in the room,’ and that is what makes this process – and The Mockingbird itself – so rad.”  Kutzli agrees, “Overall it is generally a good experience, especially when you get to have input on the final version of the script. That was certainly the the way The Murder at Mistwell Manor came together.”

“We know that no one has heard of this show and we know many haven’t heard of us but we hope they can give us a shot,” Strandin added. “We are proud of what we are contributing to the landscape and hope we can continue to do it.”

Murder at Mistwell Manor will play Downtown Davenport’s Mockingbird on Main April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8pm. There will be a Pay What You Can Preview on Thursday, April 7 at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm for all performances.

All tickets are $15. Students with a valid student ID can pay what they can at any performance.

For additional details and tickets, guests can visit TheMockingbirdOnMain.com.

Mystery Comes to The Mockingbird April 8

World’s Toughest Rodeo Coming To TaxSlayer TODAY!

Worlds Toughest Rodeo is coming to Moline‘s TaxSlayer Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Worlds Toughest Rodeo Riding Into Moline's TaxSlayer CenterTickets · $20 – $63
Free Preshow with any Rodeo ticket starts 1 and 1/2 hours prior to show time. Preshow ends 1/2 hour prior to show time. Children 1 and under are allowed free on lap. No bags allowed except wallets and clutch size purses. TaxSlayer Center concession stands do not accept cash. All guests will be asked to walk through a stand-alone metal detector.
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Mon, 29 Nov 2021 at 10:00 AM
World’s Toughest Presale : Thu, 25 Nov 2021 at 08:00 AM
Official Platinum Presale : Fri, 26 Nov 2021 at 10:00 AM
Official Platinum : Mon, 29 Nov 2021 at 10:00 AM

Music Guild Unveiling ‘A Disaster’ TODAY!

Quad City Music Guild will present the area premier of Disaster! The Musical April 1-10!

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 such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos.  As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost…or at least escape the killer rats.

Disaster features some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. ‘Knock on Wood,’ ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘Sky High,’ ‘I am Woman,’ and ‘Hot Stuff’ are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy.


Presented by Quad City Music Guild

Prospect Park Auditorium in Moline, Illinois


  • April 3, 2022 2:00pm
  • April 8, 2022 7:30pm
  • April 9, 2022 7:30pm
  • April 10, 2022 2:00pm

Tickets and details:


A Disaster Hits Moline April 1

Get Your ‘Just Desserts’ At Circa ’21

Praised by Connecticut’s Patch magazine as “a delightfully sweet musical with some savory elements,” Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse opens its exciting 45th season of live entertainment with the delectable new musical comedy JUST DESSERTS. This uplifting musical comedy is making its area stage debut and is being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents.

JUST DESSERTS will be presented at Circa ’21 through May 14, with performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $58.55 per person for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $51.73 for the matinées.

Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Serving Up 'Just Desserts' This Weekend

In JUST DESSERTS, five strangers put their hearts, reputations and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair. The heat is on to create three different types of desserts during the finals. Among the competition’s eccentric contestants is a determined young woman dreaming of opening her own bakery. There’s also a sexy nail technician who wants to fit in. Plus, a shy school nurse who doesn’t want to be there at all, a mysterious man from Brooklyn who arouses suspicion about his past and the reigning champion who is confident that she’ll garner yet another victory this year.

They’re all sure to get their “JUST DESSERTS” at the Jefferson County Bake-Off in this hilarious theatrical experience that boasts a little mystery, a little romance, some potential cheating and some back-stabbing, with the results sure to prove deliciously satisfying.

Directing JUST DESSERTS for Circa ’21 is venue veteran, Ashley Becher, who previously helmed “Seussical” and appeared in the theatre’s recent “Winter Wonderland.” Becher also directed last summer’s Countryside Community Theatre production of “Newsies: The Musical.” With performers Marc Christopher and Lexi Smith making their Circa ’21 debuts, Becher’s six-person cast is completed by returning actors Bobby Becher “The Play that Goes Wrong,” Elsa Besler “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Sarah Hayes “The Savannah Sipping Society” and Shelley Walljasper “Disenchanted.”  TJ Besler, Kiera Lynn and the director herself will serve as understudies.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Serving Up 'Just Desserts' This Weekend

Area favorite, Ron May, takes the reins as JUST DESSERTS’ musical director. Additional members of the show’s creative team include scenic designer Susie Holgersson, lighting designer and production manager Jeremy Littlejohn, costume designer Greg Hiatt, sound designer Sam Ramont, stage manager Kendall McKasson, technical director Nick Divarco and assistant stage manager and deck manager Emmett Boedeker.  Director Ashley Becker and husband Bobby created the musical tracks for the show.

Circa ’21’s entire staff is delighted to be opening their 45th season with this delicious stage treat and urges audience members to make immediate reservations for what is certain to be a spectacular springtime hit. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and share in the tasty enjoyment of the sweet musical comedy JUST DESSERTS!

Rock Island's Circa '21 Serving Up 'Just Desserts' This Weekend

GIT Bringing The Laughs for Charity

Join us for a fun-filled evening of laughter, delicious food and specialty cocktails benefiting the Fight to End Alzheimer’s!
Every day we get a bit closer to understanding how to end the illness that has impacted so many of our loved ones.

Help us fight even harder by attending our incredible event, which directly supports the Alzheimer’s Association in its fight to end Alzheimer’s.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Holiday Inn & Suites Davenport
4215 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedy-for-a-cause-tickets-241422329687

Ballet Quad Cities, Murder Mystery, Charity Laughs In The New Illinois And Iowa FUN10!

Big Talk Being Held At Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library has partnered with Bethany for Children and Families to offer a program series geared toward modern parenting starting this week.

Children do not come with instructions, join this 5 week program to learn more about navigating parenting in modern times. Throughout this series, parents will be given tools and tricks to have hard and big conversations with their children in a way that will foster healthy discussion.

Ballet Quad Cities, Murder Mystery, Charity Laughs In The New Illinois And Iowa FUN10!

The sessions will be held on Tuesdays beginning April 5th-May 3rd at 5:30 at the |Eastern branch and |Virtually.

Sessions include:

April 5th: Being an Askable Adult

April 12th: Consent

April 19th: Online Safety and Sexting

April 26th: Sexuality

May 3rd: Healthy Relationships

For more information about this program or to register, please visit https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/8970169, for questions, please email qobrian@davenportlibrary.com or wwalljasper@bethany-qc.org.

Black Box Opening ‘Veronica’s Room’ This Week

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline opens the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams.

The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long- dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?”

Moline's Black Box Theatre Opening Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

The Black Box cast includes Don Faust as The Man, Wendy Czekalski as The Woman, Adrienne Jane Evans as The Young Woman, and Adam Cerny as The Young Man. Directed and designed by Black Box Co-founder Lora Adams, with set construction by Michael Kopriva, stage manager Kori Ralston, crew Samantha Lindholm, and light design by David Miller.

Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com. Show times are Thursday ($13), Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm ($16).

Masks are not required but encouraged.

SUSTO Coming To Raccoon This Week

The pride and joy of both Charleston, South Carolina and the Quad Cities is coming to play for the first time as a full band at The Raccoon Motel April 6-7 and they will be ending their spring tour here so you know that the energy will be HUGE.

Tickets are on sale now for this special multi-show party!!

GRAB ALL YOUR RACCOON TICKETS HERE :: raccoonmotel.tixr.com
Ballet Quad Cities, Murder Mystery, Charity Laughs In The New Illinois And Iowa FUN10!

Matt Maher Playing Adler Theatre This Week

Project 15:12’s No Greater Love Series presents: Matt Maher at the Adler Theatre at 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 5.

Join on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00pm for an inspirational evening filled with wonderful music and message by Christian recording artist Matt Maher. And raise funds to help needy Quad Citians when you do!

Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster

Or avoid some fees by purchasing tickets at the Adler Theater box office:

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact: boxoffice@riverctr.com

Matt Maher in concert is brought to us by: Project 15:12

Who is Project 15:12?

John 15:12 “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”


Matt Maher Coming To Davenport's Adler Theatre

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