Your Calendar For Fun Events This Week In Illinois And Iowa, The FUN10
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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…
Have a Doggie Good Time Today!
Join Pour Bros Craft Taproom on their patio with your pooch for Pups and Pints on April 30!
Pour Bros monthly dog friendly social features our Pour Wall, Tito’s Handmade Vodka puptails, swag giveaways, interaction with a monthly local non-profit and local vendor/
A percentage of their sales will go to the local non-profit, as well as a donation from the “Love, Tito’s” campaign. ❤️
Came hang out on the Taproom’s community lawn space with your canine friend while enjoying a relaxing Sunday! All of their adult PBQC family are invited to join and a pooch is not required to attend this event.
They will have fresh water flowing, plenty of potty patches and all the pets for our four-legged family members! They request that you please leash and collar or harness your furbaby during this event.
Learn more: PUPS AND PINTS
Celebrate Cinco At Rudys
Rudy’s Tacos is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta starting at noon
on Saturday, May 6 th at Rudy’s Tacos in the Village of East Davenport! This all-day event will include live
music, contests, great food, and fun activities for the whole family! We will be hosting live music as
always and this year’s lineup includes “Donovan Gustofson and Friends” from 4pm-6pm and then “The
Matt Fuller Band” from 7pm-10pm.
We will also be bringing back our traditional Taco Eating Contest starting at 6:15pm. Participants can
enter to win a first prize of a $50 Rudy’s Tacos Gift Card and Gift Basket along with exclusive bragging
rights for the rest of the year. Second prize will win a $25 Rudy’s Tacos Gift Card. To register, stop by the
Village of East Davenport location. Happy hour will last from 3-4. There will also be family friendly
activities all day; even a bounce house for the kids from 12noon-3pm. There will be opportunities to
purchase t-shirts, koozies, and win donated giveaways from some of our vendors. Everyone is welcome
to join in the festivities and enjoy some delicioso food!
Cinco de Mayo, or May 5 th , is a day to commemorate the anniversary of Mexico’s battle for
independence from the French in 1862. Although Mexican troops were greatly outnumbered and less
equipped, on May 5 th Mexican forces were able to defeat the French in the Battle of Puebla, one of the
first victorious battles to drive out French invaders. Cinco de Mayo has come to represent the resilience
of Mexican culture and is celebrated all over Mexico and the United States with traditions, food, music,
parades, and fiestas like ours!
About Rudy’s Tacos: Rudy’s Tacos was founded in 1973 by Rudy and Marilyn Quijas. This first
restaurant, located at 2214 East 11th Street in the Village of East Davenport, seated 15-20 people. By
1977 the business had outgrown out of the tiny building. Since the late 70’s Rudy’s, business has grown
to include 11 other locations in both Iowa and Illinois.
Make Your Move To Chess At WIU
The Western Illinois University– Quad Cities Chess Club will host the Quad Cities Cinco de Mayo 2023 Chess Tournament from 10 a.m.-6p.m. Saturday, May 6 at WIU-QC Riverfront Hall, rooms 103/104.
The tournament, which will include WIU-QC students, WIU Leathernecks Chess Club Moline and the Illowa Chess Club from the Quad Cities, is designed to explore students’ minds through strategy and determination, while forming new relationships.
Registration is required to participate and can be completed the day of the tournament from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The USCF-Rated Open Section requires both USCF and IASCA membership; the USCF-Rated Reserve competition requires USCF membership only.
Schedule of tournament includes:
USCF-Rated Open Section (Iowa Mini Qualifier): 10 a.m. start, 1:15 p.m. start, 3:45 p.m. start and 6 p.m. start.
USCF-Rated Reserve (Under 1400): 10 a.m. start, 1:15 p.m. start, 3:45 p.m. start and 6 p.m. start.
Unrated Beginner Kids Section (four rounds): 10 a.m. start.
Light refreshments and pizza will be served. Prizes for top finishers will be awarded following the tournament.
To register for the tournament, visit kingregistration.com/event/quadcitycincodemayo2023.
For more information on the event, or the WIU-QC Chess Club, contact Curtis Williams at CM-Williams11@wiu.edu.
Corey Taylor Rockin’ The Rust Belt
Corey Taylor with special guests The Cherry Bombs will rock The Rust Belt on Friday, May 5th at 8pm!
Learn more here: THE RUST BELT
Uncompromising, unfiltered, and undeniable in any arena, Corey Taylor continues to impact culture as the frontman for both GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum juggernaut Slipknot and platinum rock force Stone Sour. Taylor is a New York Times Best-Selling author as well as an actor with a myriad film and television credits. Impacting generations of fans and peers alike, his voice roars across six Slipknot albums which have rallied millions of fans across the globe. With two gold-certified albums and a platinum single, Stone Sour have notched five Top 10 debuts on the “Billboard 200” and garnered Loudwire’s “Rock Album of the Decade” for House of Gold & Bones — Part 1, which also spawned its own Dark Horse Comics graphic novel of the same name by Taylor. His debut solo effort, CMFT, made history with the powerful single “Black Eyes Blue” reaching #1 at Active Rock Radio making Taylor the first artist in the history of the format to reach #1 with three separate projects, following chart-topping efforts from Slipknot and Stone Sour. Taylor first crashed the New York Times Best Seller List with Seven Deadly Sins in 2011, occupying the chart for four weeks. He followed it up with three popular tomes: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven , You’re Making Me Hate You , and America 51 . Meanwhile, his filmography encompasses Fear Clinic, Doctor Who, Officer Downe, and Sharknado 4. The rare renaissance man who can give a symposium at Oxford University and headline heavy music festivals around the globe, Taylor forever challenges culture to think, dream, and scream along with him.
Civil War Days Coming To Bishop Hill
Public House Hosting Kentucky Derby Party
Public House in Davenport, 5260 Northwest Boulevard, is hosting a Kentucky Derby party at 3 p.m. May 6!
-Bulliet Bourbon Sampling (starting at 4pm- while supplies last)
-Sound ON and the most EXCITING 30 seconds in sports!
Celebrate Cinco With Ganzos
We will have great activities for everyone, stop by Ganzo’s to not miss out on all the fun!
-Outdoor Tent and Bar all day
-Drink Specials and Don Julio Tequila Tasting
-Specialty tacos served at our outdoor grill
-Ganzo’s Concession Truck will be here for your quick fix tacos!
-Tequila Time $1 Tequila Shots!
Vic Pandya Coming To Tremont
Free Comic Book Day Opens In Bettendorf
Bettendorf, IOWA – April 25, 2023 – Each May, major publishers get together to share the
magic of reading by offering free comic books for the taking. The Bettendorf Public Library is
hosting a Free Comic Book Day celebration on May 6th. The Creation Studio of the Bettendorf
Public Library will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM offering readers of all ages to pick from an
assortment of Free Comic Book Day 2023 titles to take home. Registration is not required to
attend this free event. The Bettendorf Public Library is located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in
In addition to the free comics, there will be a variety of comic book related activities
throughout the library all day. All attendees will get one raffle ticket for a gift card to In This
Issue Comics in Bettendorf. Attendees who come in (library appropriate) costume will receive
additional raffle entries. Free Comic Book Day at the Bettendorf Public Library is sponsored by
The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and In This Issue Comics. More information about
this and other library events can be found at www.betttendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-
ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus
Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to
information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call
Playcrafters Holding Auditions Today
By Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Marisha Chamberlain
-Saturday, April 29th from 1-3 PM
-Sunday, April 30th from 4-6 PM
• Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23
• Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 30
• July 25-27 (Benefit performances)
All actors who are cast must be available for all show dates, as well as tech week.
Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters — tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy — struggle to keep their family going while Father’s away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.
• All ages are flexible and just meant as a guide. Please don’t let the stated age range deter you from auditioning for any part.
JO…..Teens, Spirited, headstrong, and a would-be author, longs for freedom and adventure.
MEG…..Mid-teens to early 20s – The oldest sister, kind, motherly, dutiful, and the best actress in the family.
BETH…..Shy, hard-working. 13 years old.
AMY…..Spoiled,10-13 – The youngest sister: Vain, impulsive, but loves her sisters.
LAURIE (THEODORE LAURENCE)…..Teens – The boy next door: Loves adventure and fun. Very big personality, Mr. Laurence’s grandson.
MARMEE…..30s-40s, The girls’ mother: smart, loving, and capable.
FATHER…..Children’s father, 40’s, Appears at the end of the play; warm and wise.
HANNAH….. 40s -50s, The March family housekeeper, Warm and capable, loves the family.
AUNT MARCH…..40s+, The Children’s aunt: Rich and snobbish. She has very specific ideas about how ladies should behave.
MR. LAURENCE…..60s, Laurie’s grandfather: a kind gentleman who is not a bit snobbish, although he has money. Loves music and develops a lovely friendship with Beth.
JOHN BROOKE…..Mid teens through 30s – Laurie’s tutor: Smart earnest and romantic. In love with Meg.
BESSIE…..8-12, Serving girl, Funny, and precocious, worships Amy.
• Be prepared to cold-read from the script; no prior experience is necessary.
• We are seeking all ethnicities and genders, and no prior experience is necessary.
• Anyone who needs to audition by way of Zoom should contact Playcrafters at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
• We will also be seeking stage help, set builders, lighting design/operator, sound design/operator, prop help, and will be looking for someone to do dram-aturgy.
If you’re interested in helping us out backstage you can still come to auditions! Meet the director and let them know what you’re interested in helping with.