Roll Into October Fun In Illinois And Iowa With The FUN10!
Hope the month is treating you well so far!
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.
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!
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Luis Coronel Coming To Vibrant Arena At The Mark
Luis Coronel will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Moline’s Vibrant Arena at the Mark, 1401 River Drive.
Ballet Quad Cities Presenting ‘Our Will To Live’
A brilliant, bold-as-can-be, and, to our knowledge, precedent-setting program of original choreography by Courtney Lyon and Emily Kate Long celebrating and dramatizing works by Jewish composers who fled the Nazis or tragically died in the camps. The significance — and unfortunately, relevance — of this program is deep. Our Will to Live is a step toward a reset, resurrecting the music and vivifying it via dance. However, despite their tragedies, the meaning of these composers’ and artists’ lives — their iron-like determination, defiance, and courage in asserting their will to live as fully as possible — despite the most humiliating, debilitating circumstances — are profoundly inspirational and an eloquent, intense testimony of human dignity. We honor them with this performance.
Our Will to Live is presented in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and the Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities as part of “Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today.”
QC Rock Academy Kids Show Rockin’ In
QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. The event is now being held on October 8!
Rock Island Parks & Recreation
Quad City Arts
River Music Experience
Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association
The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors
Illinois Casualty Company
Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting
Primetime Apparel & Promotions
Learn more: www.QCRockAcademy.com
Best-Selling Author Coming To Moline Public Library
Enjoy an evening with bestselling and award-winning author Nickolas Butler at the Moline Public Library, Thursday, October 6 at 6pm. Butler will read from his newest novel, Godspeed, and discuss his work. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.
Praised by novelist C.J. Box as a “page-turning, race-against-the-clock novel”, Godspeed is a stark exploration of the haves and have-nots, a cautionary tale of greed and violence that asks: How much is never enough?
Butler’s other works include his internationally bestselling and award-winning debut, Shotgun Lovesongs, Beneath the Bonfire, The Hearts of Men, and Little Faith.
You won’t want to miss this night!
For more information about this event, please contact the Moline Public Library’s Information Desk at 309-524-2470.
Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the internationally best-selling and prize-winning author of one collection of short stories and three novels. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.
Get The Blues At Kavanaugh’s
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!
LeClaire Fall Fest Dropping Next Weekend
Yummy food trucks, popular local vendors, games/activities for kids, scrumptious desserts and more can be at LeClaire Fall Fest on October 9 from 11am-4pm!
Free admission and fun for all ages.
Join in the fun all the while supporting the River Valley Optimist Club.
Learn More: LECLAIRE FALL FEST
Kapele’s Manuscript Library Museum Opens Up For Anniversary
Kapele’s Manuscript Library Museum opened up in October of 2012 and are planning a 10 year Anniversary party with a day of fun and festivities on October 8!
The event will feature cake and ice cream, plenty of music and more! Enjoy the festivities and donate to the museum to help them ensure their longevity.
The musical line up:
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Folk Singer Scott Arlan
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Local Broadway Musician Roger Carlson and Chris Mann
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Brooklyn Ed playing the Blues
Come join in the music, the food, the fellowship, and continuing the legacy of David and Marsha Karpeles in the Quad-Cities!
Learn more here: KARPELE’S
Learn How To Build A Terranium
TERRARIUM BUILDING CLASS
$30 PER PERSON
$27 FOR MEMBERS
TICKETS: TERRANIUM BUILDING CLASS
Create your own “garden under glass” and learn about the magical world of terrariums in this class – led by our in-house terrarium connoisseurs, Heather and Sue! We will provide the plants, a 1-gallon closed terrarium container, and the necessary layers of terrarium base. Bring your own decorations to put in your terrarium, including special rocks, figurines, shells, trinkets, etc. Note: Items should be able to withstand damp conditions.
No terrarium building experience necessary. Ages 16 and up. Limited spots available. Sign up: TAKE THE CLASS
‘Sylvia’ Romping Into Moline’s Playcrafters
Looking to find a show that isn’t a real dog?
But one that is about a real dog?
Well, Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney September 30-October 9!
After 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan. His career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as an English teacher is opening up to new opportunities. One day, Greg brings home a stray dog he found in the park – or, more accurately, one that found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. It is love between man and dog at first sight, but Kate is not on board. She and Sylvia, a street-smart mix of Lab and poodle, the battle for Greg’s affection in this comedic and touching show about the relationship we humans have with our pets.
Directed by Kathy Graham, “Sylvia,” will run September 30-October 2 and October 7-9
on Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM and Sunday 3 PM.
Learn more: SYLVIA
Fall Fest Going On Through October
Pride of the Wapsi is a popular eastern Iowa Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze destination. You’re sure to be lost, laughin’ and lovin’ it in our exciting corn maze. With more than 30+ fall fest attractions, Pride of the Wapsi is proud to once again offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze: October 1st-30th
Weekdays: Thursday – Sunday
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Address: 14600 305th St, Long Grove, IA 50036
To learn more about the pumpkin patch and corn maze follow this link to our website: PRIDE OF THE WAPSI