Looking for fun in Illinois and Iowa this week?

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!

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…

Last Chance To See ‘Disaster’ At Circa This Week

Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films in “Disaster!” at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island! The show is open through Sept. 10. Tickets can be had by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.

​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. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive … or at least escape the killer rats.

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​Audiences and critics are wild for this hilarious homage to the era of bell-bottoms, platform shoes and the hustle. With larger-than-life characters, snappy dialogue and some of the most recognizable songs of the ‘70s — such as as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Hot Stuff,” and “I Will Survive” — “Disaster!” will leave you dancing in your seat and rolling in the aisles.

The show runs through September 10! For details and tickets visit Circa.21.com!

 

Last Day For Rock Island Grand Prix Today

X Tream Rock Island Grand Prix kicks off roaring through the streets of Rock Island this weekend, and so does Track Side Bash! Hosted by The Smoking Dog through TODAY.
Join us for a weekend filled with live music, good food, cold drinks and some racing on the main down town plaza!
With live performances by:
The Resistors
John Cole Born
BanD Acoustic
Midnight Blue Country Band
WOLFSKILL
Music Connection Inc.
Participating Businesses :
The Smoking Dog
Huckleberries
Icons
Blue Cat
Steves Old Time Tap
Galleries
El Patron
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Event sponsored by:
Blaze Restoration Inc.
The Smoking Dog Pub
Music connection
Hammar & Associates
Friendship Manor
QC Custom Tees & More
Stern Beverage, Inc.

311 Coming To Rhythm City

311 is coming to Rhythm City Casino on Saturday, September 10, 2022! Tickets are available here: https://rhythmcitycasino.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=134

Over the course of their amazing career, 311 has sold over 9 million albums/DVD’s in the U.S. alone. 311’s last 9 consecutive albums reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and they’ve had 9 Top 10 radio hits, including three No. 1’s. Their list of hits includes “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Love Song,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Don’t Tread On Me,” “Hey You,” and “Sunset In July.”

A VIP Package is available for $75 plus taxes and fees. This package includes: One (1) Limited Edition, Exclusive Screen Print Tour Poster (For VIP Only), One (1) Pair of Tour Merchandise Socks, One (1) Tour Merchandise Enamel Pin, One (1) Tour Merchandise Patch, and Venue First Entry. This does not include concert ticket. Tickets must be purchased separately.

311 Coming To Iowa's Rhythm City Casino!

Laura Jane Grace Coming To Raccoon TONIGHT

Laura Jane Grace is performing Sun Sep 4 at 7:00pm CDT at Raccoon Motel, 315 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA
Ages 21 & over; Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Make Mercado A Regular Friday Stop All Summer

Moline’s Mercado On Fifth is back!

Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Fridays through Sept. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics.

Mercado on Fifth is not just a market; it serves as a resource and catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs. The weekly events bring Quad Citizens together to celebrate culture and community in an inclusive way. Educational programming at Mercado provides enrichment hours for children, and free nonprofit booth space gets helpful information to adults.

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Mercado was founded in 2016 by Maria Ontiveros and her grandfather, Bob Ontiveros.

By addressing the specific needs of small businesses in the area, Mercado on Fifth and its partners have helped create and/or provide a platform for 30 new minority-owned businesses in the Quad Cities region. Most vendors have taken advantage of our free small business workshops (in Spanish and English) in partnership with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University (SBDC). Through the management of the SBDC, we also started a micro-grant program for minority entrepreneurs to purchase equipment for their businesses. Over the past two years, Mercado founder Bob Ontiveros has given away over $62,000 to over 40 minority-owned businesses to purchase anything from food warmers to an industrial sewing machine.

Black Hawk College, another valued partner, also began offering the Food Sanitation Management class in Spanish at the request of Mercado leadership. Previously, Spanish speakers interested in becoming a kitchen manager or starting a food business had to drive to Chicago to take the class. Finally, Mercado on Fifth supported the creation of a commercial kitchen located within St. John’s Lutheran Church just blocks away from the Moline event space, thus completing the entrepreneurial eco-system. Mercado vendors and other small businesses now rent the kitchen for a small hourly fee.

Go ahead and block out your Fridays because Mercado On Fifth is where you are going to want to be this summer.

Check Out The Quad-Cities Latest Outdoor Music Venue

Free music from local artists will rock Davenport’s newest riverfront venue, Quinlan Court every Thursday!

Front Street Brewery and local food trucks will be onsite for food and beverage purchases.

Food trucks and beverages at 6:00 p.m. with music starting at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more here: davenportiowa.com/riverfront

Featured artists upcoming include:

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September 1 | MVBS w/John Resch & Doggin’ Out

September 8 | Lewis Knudsen

September 15 | Mo&Co

September 22 | FlatTop

September 29 | TBD

River Music Experience’s Live At 5 Rolls Out All Summer

It’s that time of year, the 2022 season of Live@Five is taking place in Davenport’s RME Courtyard Fridays at 5pm for FREE live music.

 

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9/9 – Blues Rock-It

sponsored by Lobo’s Salsa

9/16 – Flash In A Pan

sponsored by Wind Dancer Boutique

9/23 – Jordan Danielsen Band

sponsored by The Planning Center

9/30 – Orangadang

sponsored by Zeke’s Island Cafe

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

Food Fight Hits Muscatine Sept. 17

Food Truck Fight® is coming back to Riverside Park in Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday, September 17!

Join us for a day of food trucks, live music, kids activities, game-day broadcast, beverage tent, and more! Enjoy food from local and regional food trucks and cast your vote for your favorite truck! We will crown a new Food Truck Fight Champion® at 7:00pm.

$10 General Admission at the entry gate on the day of the event OR a purchase a VIP Ticket in advance.

Visit www.FoodTruckFight.com for additional details!

Food Truck Fight

Beaux Arts Fair Painting Q-Cs Next Weekend

There will be much fun on Figge Plaza for the fall Beaux Arts Fair September 10 and 11! Enjoy a variety of art vendors as well as free Spin Art on the Bechtel Plaza each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum admission will be FREE to all on both Saturday and Sunday.

Beaux Arts Fair

Saturday, September 10: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, September 11: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information, please visit: www.beauxartsfair.com.

Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

 

 

 

 

 

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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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