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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…

Say ‘Hello’ To ‘Hello Dolly’

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline opens their production of “Hello Dolly” June 1 and running through the 10th.

Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder‘s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theater hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film by 20th Century Fox starring Barbra Streisand.

The cast of the Black Box production include: Shelley Cooper as Dolly Levi, Doug Kutzli as Horace Vandergelder, Tristan Tapscott as Cornelius Hackl, Jacqueline Isaascon as Irene Malloy, Roger, Pavey, Jr. as Barnaby Tucker, Mukupa Lungu as Minnie Fae with Lucy Dlarmini, Robert Gregory, Jennifer Cook Gregory, and Tyler Henning with music direction by C.J. Parker, rehearsal pianist Jonathan Turner, choreography by Madeline Rhodes, and direction and design by Lora Adams.

“Many people have wondered how we would do a big musical on the Black Box Theatre stage. When I started as an actor I did Minnie Fae at Wilson Street East Dinner Playhouse in Madison, Wisconsin, which was a smaller stage than BBT so I knew it could be done,” said director Adams

Show times are June 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm and June 3 and 4 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and available at theblackboxtheatre.com On June 3 GIT Improv will have an evening performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10.

“Hello, Dolly” Opens at the Black Box June 1

Mercado Is Back In Moline

See Mercado on Fifth is an outdoor event from 5-10 p.m. every Friday on 5th Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Moline.

The weekly gathering features food trucks, produce/retail vendors, live entertainment and activities for children. Mercado’s 2023 summer season will run every Friday night from May 26 – Sept. 29.

Mercado aims to attract more people to the Floreciente neighborhood and increase community involvement and pride by offering economic opportunities to small and minority-owned businesses. Patrons can enjoy cultural entertainment from area musicians, dance groups and artists. The market also provides learning opportunities for children and information about local nonprofits for adults.

Join us at Mercado, and be part of our mission to strengthen the community!

Learn more: MERCADO

Mercado on Fifth Returns May 26!

‘Mamma Mia’ Returns To Circa

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s latest production is a massive hit musical that’s currently the ninth-longest-running Broadway musical of all time, a five-time Tony Award nominee and internationally beloved! Enjoying a Quad Cities run through July 8, Mamma Mia’s collection of timeless ABBA tunes inspired the New York Post to call the experience “one of those nights when you sit back and let a nutty kind of joy just sweep over you,” and the pop/rock revue is being brought to stage life by a spectacular team of professional actors.

 MAMMA MIA! will be presented at Circa ’21 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 $60.55 for the evening performances and $53.73 for the Wednesday matinées. The prices include dinner, show and tax.

Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Dancing In With ABBA Musical 'Mamma Mia'

MAATE Car Show Rolls In

Join us on Saturday, May 28, 10AM to 2PM for the MAATE CAR SHOW!

Midwest Animal Assisted Therapy & Education Organization is partnering with the Veterans Car Club of the Quad Cities. The proceeds will go towards our Military Animal Assisted Therapy & Education Action Plan.

A Memorial Day Weekend Celebration open to all years, all makes, all models. A Top 50 Show with a special best of all 6 Generations of Mustang.

Click here for more information: MAATE CAR SHOW

MAATE Car Show Rolls into Moline May 28

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.

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.


Find Fitness At 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!

Putnam In The Swim With Narwhals

The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. This mysterious animal and its changing ecosystem are highlighted in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition.

Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and its Arctic Studies Center and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the exhibition explores interdisciplinary research conducted about the narwhal by Smithsonian scientists, in collaboration with Arctic researchers and members of Inuit communities, about the narwhal in their rapidly changing Arctic environment. The exhibition uses firsthand accounts from these scientists and Inuit community members to reveal how traditional knowledge and experience, coupled with scientific research, heighten the understanding of narwhals and the changing global climate.

Featuring an 18-foot, life-size model of a male narwhal, the exhibition examines “the unicorn of the sea.” Visitors will learn what the narwhal tusk is for, test their tooth knowledge, examine a cast of a skull from a prehistoric narwhal relative, and compare the different ways that narwhals and their whale relatives have adapted to the Arctic environment. Panoramic images of landscapes and a soundscape of narwhal vocalizations, ice and water flows and other Arctic wildlife will immerse visitors in the Arctic environment of the narwhal. The exhibition highlights how the narwhal and its tusk have inspired medieval European unicorn imagery and legend. Visitors can read the Inuit legend of the narwhal, illustrated by artwork from Inuit community members. Audiences will learn what the Inuit have learned and how environmental changes are affecting the way of life for both narwhal and Inuit.

Exhibit admission is included in the price of general admission—$9 for adults, $8 for youth (ages 3-18), seniors, college students and military.

Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend plays the Putnam now through April!

Learn more: NARWHAL

Now Playing at the Putnam: Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend

Bingo Like A Rock Star

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!

Beyond Van Gogh At Adler / RiverCenter

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before with Van Gogh Quad-Cities!

The iconic works come to life all around you, appearing and disappearing, flowing across multiple surfaces, and heightening the senses with their immense detail, starting this weekend at the RiverCenter/Adler Theatre in Davenport!

Expanding Vincent’s universe to a sharable and lively 360° experience requires a different way of thinking.
Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team worked to make Van Gogh’s works larger than life – while certain paintings are presented in all their simplicity, others have been enhanced, expanded and enlarged to fill the space with life, texture and color.
Register to be the first to know when tickets go on sale at VanGoghQuadCities.com!
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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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