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Every week, 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…

The Stacks Debuts This Week!

The Stacks, a new immersive theatre piece created by QC actor/director Ben Gougeon, will hold its world premiere February 22-March 2 and will be hosted by Sound Conservatory in downtown Moline. The show will take place in the old library stacks of the newly relocated music academy at the former Carnegie Library.

Based around a fictional unsolved murder, The Stacks invites audiences to the night of September 25, 1957, when the body of Sam Hawkins is found in the stacks of a small Catholic college library . The play takes place simultaneously on multiple floors and in multiple rooms, and as the story unfurls, audience members can decide where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is unique, and each visit is different. Each character has a specific track and tells a different perspective of the story. Guests can choose to follow one actor or move around to different scenes in an attempt to answer the question, “Who killed Sam Hawkins?”

The Stacks: An Immersive Mystery will perform at Sound Conservatory’s downtown Moline location located at 504 17th St. on February 22, 23, 24, 29 and March 1 & 2. All performances begin at 7:30pm. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before curtain. Advanced reservations are highly encouraged as capacity is limited.

Tickets and details: https://bit.ly/the-stacks-immersive

“The Stacks” Immersive Theatre Experience Debuts This Week!

Jazz Nights Swing In Every Tuesday

Common Chord will present Jazz Nights at 2nd & Main on every Tuesday night!

A collection of jazz ensembles from across the QC area, every Tuesday on the Common Chord Community Stage inside Zeke’s Island Cafe.

Free to attend.
Every Tuesday, 6pm – 8pm.
Common Chord Community Stage at Zeke’s Island Cafe.

131 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801

Learn more: COMMON CHORD

Get Jazzy in Downtown Davenport on Tuesdays

‘Harvey’ Hops Into Moline’s Playcrafters For The Last Time Today

“Harvey” is returning to Moline’s Playcrafter’s Barn Theater this weekend and next!

Harvey by Mary Chase
Directed by Jake Ladd
• February 16-18
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
*Doors open 1 hour before the show.
Rated PG
Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, “Harvey,” is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey — a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, are determined to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.
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ELWOOD P DOWD…..Skip Greer
VETA SIMMONS…..Christine Hicks
MYRTLE MAE SIMMONS…..Kady Derbyshire
NURSE RUTH KELLY…..Kassidy Holdridge
JUDGE OMAR GAFFNEY…..Kendall Burnett
DUANE WILSON…..Dave Moreland
EJ LOFGREN…..Tim Burrow
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!

Black Box Presents Thrilling Show

The downtown Moline theatre, The Black Box, begin their 8th season with the chamber musical “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story” with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. New for the theatre this year is a three-week run of each production.

The musical stars Adam Cerny and Daniel Williams with Musical Direction by Ron May and Direction and Design by BBT co-founder and Artistic Director, Lora Adams.

Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, dubbed “thrill killers” by the newspapers of the time,  who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in ChicagoIllinois, on May 21, 1924.  They, particularly Loeb, had become enamored of the writings of Nietzsche and his concept of “supermen,” once writing “A superman … is, on account of certain superior qualities inherent in him, exempted from the ordinary laws which govern men. He is not liable for anything he may do.” May 2024 is the 100thanniversary of the “crime of the century.”

“I first heard about the case from my mother. She had been the manicurist to one of their brothers,” said director, Adams. “I am really happy to bring it to The Black Box because it is an intimate  musical that fits perfectly into the intimacy of the theatre itself.”

This is the second time she and May have collaborated on the show.

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story runs from February 9 to 24. Shows run Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sundays at 2:00 pm, all other performances at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com.

Black Box Opens 8th Season February 9

Ashley Exhibition Opens At Western Illinois Gallery

Chicago artist Ashley January will have a solo exhibition, “Human | Mother | Black,” on display Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Feb. 24 at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery.

A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The artist will speak about their work at 5 p.m.

January creates contemporary paintings informed by her maternal experience. Due to pregnancy complications that led to her son’s premature birth, her body of work addresses the crisis of the Black maternal mortality and morbidity rate in America.

Recently, January became the first recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art, 2022 Emerging Artist Award. Additionally, she was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Artadia Chicago Award. In August 2022, January had her first solo exhibition at the Beverly Arts Center.

Ashley January Exhibition Jan. 17-Feb 24 at Western Illinois Art Gallery

In recent years, her works have been exhibited in numerous venues including, The Young Masters Autumn Exhibition in London, UK; the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Viridian Artists Inc, New York, NY; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Pacific Art Foundation, Newport Beach, CA; and the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA.

Recently, her paintings have been seen in the new television series, “Kings of Napa,” on OWN. In 2018, she was selected as a first-place award winner at the Woman Made Gallery’s Midwest Open in Chicago. In 2017, January won the Beverly Bank Best of Show Award at the Beverly Arts Center’s juried competition.

January earned her MFA in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA in 2017, and her BS in Communication with an Advertising concentration and Minor in Studio Art from Bradley University, in Peoria, IL in 2009. She lives in Chicago with her family while working from home and her studio at Mana Contemporary.

Admission is open free to the public.

For more information about the Gallery, visit wiu.edu/artgallery.

Circa ’21 Hosting A Murderous Show

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning, it is one passenger fewer.

An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer — in case he or she decides to strike again. Ken Ludwig’s clever adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic boasts all the glamour, intrigue and suspense of Dame Agatha’s celebrated novel, with a healthy dose of humor to quicken the pace.

Directed by Cory Johnson, the star studded cast features Kimberly VanDerGinst, Tom Walljasper, Shelley Walljasper, Savannah Bay Strandin, Kyle DeFAuw among others!

Previews Jan 17 & 18, 2024
Runs January 19 – March 2, 2024

Wednesday Matinees
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Evenings

Visit CIRCA ‘21  for more information!

Agatha Christie Classic Hits Circa ‘21 Stage This Weekend

Jordan Peterson Coming To Davenport’s Adler Theatre Tonight

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson: We Who Wrestle With God Tour is coming to the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.

General On-Sale: Friday, December 15 at 10 AM



Use promotional code: ADLER24

Presale Ends: Thursday, December 14 at 10 PM

Jordan Peterson Coming To Iowa's Adler Theatre

Get Fit On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!

Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!

Skybridge Fitness, Fleetwood Mac, Pre-Resolutions Fun, And More In This Week's FUN10!

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 +
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!


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.


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Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.
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