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Looking For Holiday Events In Illinois And Iowa? Check Out The FUN10!

Happy holidays!

It’s time for our special holiday event version of Fun10!

Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!

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…

‘Rudolph’ Flying Into Adler Theatre

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at Davenport’s Adler Theater.

Tickets go on sale at the Adler box office and all Ticketmaster outlets at 10 a.m. July 8.

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Iowa's Adler Theatre Welcomes 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' To Davenport

Ugly Sweater Day Crawls Into Raccoon Motel

Put on your ugliest sweater for a chance to win one of 3 $50 Motel Gift Cards! Join the gang at The Raccoon Morel to spread holiday cheer and have some beer!

Categories include Most Original, Ugliest Sweater and Crowd Favorite!

Friday, December 23 – 7pm

Get all the details here: https://facebook.com/events/s/ugly-sweater-soiree/693577342477938/

The Ugliest Wins at the Raccoon Motel December 23

 

Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Rock Island

The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights through Jan. 2!

The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.

Playcrafters New Show, Liz At Raccoon, Festival Of Trees And More In This Week's FUN10Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.

Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.

New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.

EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES

Dec 15 – Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM

*HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Open New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day.

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free

QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

receive $2 off Admission

Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.

Tickets available on qcgardens.com.

MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS

WEDNESDAYS,  5-9PM

Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members

DATE NIGHTS

12/30 THURS, 6-9PM

Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot cocoa provided.

$20 couple, $10 individual

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

Circa Hosting ‘White Christmas’

A Circa ’21 family favorite returns just in time for the holiday season! Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander.

Featuring a dazzling score with well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is an uplifting musical that promises to be a merry theatrical experience for all ages!

Please visit www.circa21.com for details, or call the Box Office at (309) 786-7733 ext. 2.

Circa ‘21 Dreams of a “White Christmas”

‘Santa Claus’ Ends Today

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, but in the meantime, he’s coming to Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse for the family adventure SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL. A delightful, hour-long entertainment that Theatre Jones described as “a toe-tapping, joyous musical extravaganza,” this song-and-dance-filled treat is sure to be a popular gift for audiences of all ages and is being brought to life by a sensational team of professional talents.

 SANTA CLAUS: THE MUSICAL will enjoy show-only performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Dec. 18 engagement at the Rock Island theatre, as well as occasional brunch performances at noon with a menu featuring scrambled eggs, macaroni and cheese, tater tots, maple-brown sugar-glazed carrots, and a choice of sausage links or chicken tenders, plus a choice of water, coffee or juice box.

Rock Island's Circa '21 Presents 'Santa Claus: The Musical'

Ticket prices for the show-only performances are $11 per person.  Brunch prices are $22.05 for adults, $19.95 for students and $16.80 for ages five and younger.

 For tickets and information, contact Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.

Polar Express Pajama Party Has Last Event Today

Families of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party — a QC holiday tradition that is over ten years strong!

You and your family will enjoy the magnificent holiday classic The Polar Express 3D on the GIANT Screen in the comfort of your PJs and take part in holiday activities for all ages, including face painting, hot chocolate bar, a make-n-take sleigh bell station, a souvenir Putnam ornament, and a lights-out adventure through the museum exhibits.

This event has proven time and again to be a blast for the entire family and shows sell out FAST!

When: December 15-18

Where: Putnam Museum

Why: For fun!

How: POLAR EXPRESS TICKETS

Polar Express Pajama Party December 15-18

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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