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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…

The Divas Are Back!

Viva Las Divas drag show is returning to Rock Island’s Speakeasy at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4!

WE’RE BACK!!!
After 5 long months, we’re thrilled to be back! We have an ALL NEW theater and the Divas are back to rock the house!
We expect to sell out very quickly.
Vivas La Divas has become the premiere drag show in the area showcasing the best performers from across the Midwest!
As always, the show cast includes the beautiful, talented and award winning Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme.
This month’s special guest performer is local favorite, Karina Passion!
We also welcome back local comedian, Pubali Kundu, as show emcee. Pubali is a hilarious comedian who’s performed both stand up and improv comedy throughout the Quad Cities. She will keep the show going and you laughing!
This is a great “girls night out” or perfect for a bachelorette party! Tickets are only $10 in advance and $12 day of for this two-hour show! You must be 18 or older to attend – no exceptions.
Doors open at 7:00 and the show begins at 8:00 pm. Reserve your seats by calling 309-786-7733, Ext. 2 and experience the one and only VIVA LA DIVAS.

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Break Breakfast With Nature Club

Nahant Marsh Executive Director Brian Ritter will discuss both the notorious and brighter sides of Nahant’s past, including the village of Rockingham that existed from 1835-1851 on a portion of Nahant Marsh’s land.

A continental breakfast will be served. Please bring a travel coffee mug if you have one.

Instructor: Brian Ritter

$5 Member | $10 Guest

Details & Sign-up: BREAKFAST AT NAHANT MARSH

Breakfast Nature Club Highlights Nahant Marsh November 4

Analog Rings In Holiday Season

Analog Arcade Bar is bringing back their Christmas Pop-up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II, for its second year, taking place from November 1st to December 31st at their Moline Centre location.

This pop-up features more of everything: over 35,000 Christmas lights, 1,500 feet of tinsel, specialty cocktails, surprise visits from Santa, and much more.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

“We had such a blast hosting this event last year that we had to bring it back bigger for year two,” Analog co-owner Dan Bush says, “We want to give people a chance to reconnect with their friends, co-workers, and loved ones, and Analog Moline is the perfect place to do just that.”

This event is open Tuesday through Sunday and is family friendly until 9 pm.

Analog Moline Returns with Holiday Pop-Up, Super Awesome Christmas Time II

Reading Challenge Opens Up At Moline Library

The Moline Public Library and Ascentra Credit Union are pleased to recognize Moline-Coal Valley School District’s first graders and students in mixed first grade classes who completed the 2022 Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge. Awards ceremonies for the schools are scheduled from 10:30 am to 3:10 pm on Saturday, November 5 at the Library.

Reading Challenge Celebration Returns to Moline Library

Tiger Tales encourages first graders and students in mixed first grade classes to read 10 books during the month of October. Students who have completed the challenge are invited to attend a pizza party with their family, where they will have their name announced as they receive a plush tiger and a certificate of achievement. Photo opportunities with classmates and Ascentra’s mascot Jumpin’ George round out this very special event. Over 500 students are expected to celebrate with their families this year, the first in-person Tiger Tales party since 2019.

The Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge is generously supported by Ascentra Credit Union.

‘Motherhood: The Musical’ Hits Black Box

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline rolls out the baby carriage for “Motherhood: The Musical,” because having a baby is just the beginning…motherhood is for life. In the original play written by Sue Fabisch, four women share their insights, challenges and pleasures at a baby shower. In 90 minutes of fun, you’ll get a peek into the powerful friendship of Amy, a soon-to-be first-time mom; Brooke, a hard-working lawyer; Barb, a stressed-out mother of five; and Tina, a single mom seeking to balance work, her family and her divorce. Motherhood is a funny, yet loving look at being a mom at any age. It’s climbing the emotional mountain only to find that there’s laundry at the top.

Directed and designed by BBT co-founder David Miller, the cast includes Kristen Sinclair, Shana Kulhavy, Emmalee Hilburn and Lucy Dlarmini.  Choreography by Beth Marsoun. Music direction and keyboards are provided by Randin Letendre, with Peter Letendre on drums and Kyle Jecklin on bass. Baby bump created by Sara Nicole Wegener.

Moline's Black Box Theatre Presents 'Motherhood: The Musical

The show runs from November 3 to 12, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $13 on Thursday and $16 for all other performances. Tickets are available online at theblackboxtheatre.com or at the door.

Also, in November, improv by GIT on November 19 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and The Black Box Theatre will have Santa and give books out to children during Holiday Hop from 4 to 7 pm on November 11.  Be aware that Motherhood: The Musical  performance on November 12 will coincide with a concert at Vibrant Arena at The Mark.

Have A ‘Clue’ At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

With the latest production in the theatre’s stellar 2022 season, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is inviting audiences to get a clue – literally – with the area debut of the slapstick comedy-thriller CLUE: THE MUSICAL. Running through Nov. 5, this hilarious whodunit is being presented by a topnotch team of professional artists and the show itself is a riotous whodunit that inspired the Maryland Theatre Guide to ask, “Who wouldn’t want to be immersed in a classic board game full of mystery and fun?”

CLUE: THE MUSICAL will be presented at Circa ’21 through Nov. 5, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:15 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers, also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $58.55 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 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.  For information on all upcoming shows and concerts, visit circa21.com.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Gets A 'Clue' This Weekend 

In CLUE: THE MUSICAL, the internationally popular game becomes a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve a trio of mysteries: Who killed Mr. Boddy? In what room? And with what weapon?

 During the production, the audience receives forms to help them deduce the solutions from clues given throughout the madcap evening. Three audience members subsequently choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms, with 216 possible solutions to choose from. Only one hard-nosed female detective, however, is qualified to unravel CLUE: THE MUSICAL’s merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room and even after the culprit confesses, the audience has yet another surprise twist in store for them!

Circa ’21’s entire staff is thrilled to be continuing their 45th season with the Rock Island theatre’s debut of this hilarious, mysterious, melodious delight and urges audience members to make immediate reservations for what is sure to be a sensational autumnal smash. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and have a wonderful time guessing “Whodunnit?!” with the inspired entertainment of CLUE: THE MUSICAL!

Rock Island's Circa '21 Gets A 'Clue' This Weekend

Freeze! Stop To See Rock Island Frieze Lectures

Fall Frieze Lectures, “Ideas That Changed Everything,” with Augustana College. Celebrate our 150th year with other ideas that had big impacts on their time. Join us at 2 pm, Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10 at our Downtown Library for free presentations by Augustana College professors.The speaker schedule has changed since our last email, so please read on!

Dr. Paul Olsen, of the Augustana English Department, will kick off our series on October 20 by discussing the great “truths” of American icon William Styron, best known for Sophie’s Choice. The New York Times 2006 obituary noted that the late author’s “explorations of difficult historical and moral questions earned him a place among the leading literary figures of the post-World War II generation.”

Rock Island's Fall Frieze Lectures Begin Today

All lectures in the Ideas That Changed Everything series are free and open to the public. The full list is as follows:

  • November 3: Cosmos and the work of Alexander von Humboldt, presented by Dr. Stephen Hager, professor of biology. Considered by some as the first environmentalist, von Humboldt’s work is a holistic observation of all of nature.
  • November 10: Beloved by Toni Morrison, presented by Dr. Ashley Burge, assistant professor of English. Morrison’s literary masterpiece has faced multiple book ban challenges for its frank depiction of the horrors of slavery.

No registration is required. Ample parking is available and both the library and the community room are fully accessible. Read on for why you’ll want to stay at the library after the Nov. 10 lecture!

Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s

The Hilltop is THE neighborhood bar and grill of the Quad Cities. 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!

Get The Blues, In A Good Way, At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hilltop Tonight

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!!
ROCK Tonight With Rock Star Bingo At Bettendorf's Tangled WoodIt’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
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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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