Open Mics, Cousin Louie, Dance Lessons 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.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on …
Playcrafters ‘Six Dance Lessons’ Ends TODAY
Since its Los Angeles premiere and Broadway opening, Six Dance Lesson in Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages and has traversed the globe with productions in 24 countries. The play has established itself as an international hit and one of the most produced plays in the world.
Cousin Louie From ‘Cobra Kai’ Coming To Tomfoolery TONIGHT
Tomfoolery On Tremont is presenting a show with kick this Sunday, as Bret Ernst, Cousin Louie on the Netflix series “Cobra Kai,” will perform standup at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, at the Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Ernst has been written up in national magazines, and his “Comedy Central Presents” was voted one of the Top 5 specials of 2011 by Comedy Central viewers, and his comedy album “American Comic” broke the top 10 on iTunes the first week of its release in 2012.
He has made celebrity appearances on “Chelsea Lately,” ABC’s “Comics Unleashed,” and “The Sports List” on FOX. Ernst first gained national notoriety starring in the feature film “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show,” which documented Ernst, Vaughn and three other comedians as they performed in a 30 night-30 venue tour across America.
More recent credits include a series regular on Tru TV’s “How to be a Grown Up,” and in March 2016, Ernst appeared on Ari Shaffer’s “This is Not Happening” on Comedy Central. He also is the co-host of the highly successful podcast “You’re on the List,” which has moved to the Top 10 on Stitcher. Previous acting credits include a recurring role on the hit Showtime series “Weeds,” was seen on “CSI: NY,” “Legacy” with Haylie Duff, and also appeared in Artie Lange’s movie, “Beer League.”
Augustana Theater Presents ‘Miss Nelson’ Today
The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents Miss Nelson is Missing! the Musical on October 10, 2021 at 1:30 PM.
The uncontrollable children of Room 207 are in for a surprise when Miss Nelson goes missing and is replaced by Viola Swamp, a no-
nonsense substitute who assigns piles of homework! The students learn lessons of appreciation and respect, but will they ever get their beloved Miss Nelson back?
Based on the well-loved children’s books by Harry Allard and James Marshall.
Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing, and directed by Jackie McCall.
“We’re so excited that in person shows are returning to the Brunner Stage this year.” says director Jackie McCall. “Our youngest audience members will be able to come and enjoy this delightful musical based on a children’s book that so many people grew up reading.”
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at Augustana.edu/tickets.
For additional information, please contact the Ticket Office at 309-794-7306.
Masks will be required until further notice.
Coffee House Pouring In Next Weekend
Chris Dunn would like to invite you to an afternoon St. Joe’s Open Mic Coffeehouse to benefit the St. Joe’s evening meal that happens at Rock Island Township Hall. Because we ended up playing in the dark on September 10th, it was suggested to move the coffeehouse to a weekend afternoon. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 17th, from 3 – 5 p.m..
The September 10th St. Joe’s coffeehouse was well-attended by two-leggeds, four-leggeds, and feathered creatures. We were blessed to have new faces and voices, as well as “the regulars” in attendance. So many expressed the joy at being able to make music together again.
We will gather in the back patio and backyard area. There will be a fire in the fire pit and skewers available for roasting marshmallows, sausages, etc. Some seating will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own seating and blankets. Regular and decaf coffee will be provided; if you bring snacks to share, please individually wrap them. The Parish House will be open for bathroom use, but please follow CDC guidelines for mask wearing and physical distancing in and out of the building. The State of Illinois currently requires wearing a mask indoors for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Some parking is available near the First Lutheran Parish House and additional parking is available in the First Lutheran Church parking lot.
When: Sunday, October 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The First Lutheran Parish House (outdoors near the fire pit/ the back patio area of the Parish House)
1600 – 20th Street, Rock Island, IL, at “the point” of 17th and 20th Streets.
Michigander Playing Raccoon Motel Tuesday
‘Disenchanted’ Enchanting Audiences At Circa ’21
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. Contact the theater at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2. Due to state requirements, masks must be worn by all Circa guests, regardless of vaccination status.
Black Box Bringing ‘Company’ to the Quad-Cities
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.
Quad Cities Teens Hit With Reading Challenge
Teen readers (ages 11-19) are invited to take part in this annual teen challenge to see which QC Libraries’ teens can read the most during the month of October! Every QC teen reader who reads for at least 1,000 minutes will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card! Keep track of your minutes spent reading on www.davenportlibrary.beanstack.com, the Beanstack app, or a paper log that will be available in the Teen Area of participating libraries.
As a bonus, Davenport teens will get a ticket to enter in exclusive prize drawings for every 250 minutes they log reading! Prizes include a moody octopus plushie, a set of Posca paint markers, color-changing LED lights, a watercolor paint set, a galaxy lamp, and more. Participants will also be invited to the Teen Reading Challenge Party which will be held in conjunction with the Teen Video Contest Awards.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.