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More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

May 15th, 2021
More Than a Year After Shutdown, Pleasant Valley Alum Looks Forward to Being Back on Broadway

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Bettendorf native Samantha Pauly landed the role of a lifetime – a real British queen, reflected as a modern rock star – but her opening night on Broadway was canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 18 months after that painful March 2020 Thursday night, the 31-year-old Pleasant Valley High alum will return with the same original cast of the new musical “Six,”... Read More

Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

May 13th, 2021
Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives in downtown Davenport is raising funds to renovate their permanent exhibit with three of the most important artifacts acquired to date. The $12,000 project will make it possible to permanently display Don Murray’s tenor saxophone and Bix’s tuxedo jacket and traveling trunk during the Paul Whiteman years in the museum. The saxophone was donated to the museum last year by Don Murray’s great-nephew, Justice Tom Harris Jr., and the tuxedo and trunk will be on permanent loan from Bix’s great-nephew, Chris Beiderbecke. Funding for this project will... Read More

Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

May 12th, 2021
Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

Like many hospitality businesses during the past year, the 113-year-old Quad-Cities institution Lagomarcino’s has had a very hard time since the pandemic. As Wednesday afternoon’s beautiful blue skies blanketed the area, brighter days are ahead with the recent installation of a new parklet outside the ice cream parlor  and confectionary at 1422 5th Ave., Moline. This is the first such parklet in the Quad-Cities area, said Geoff Manis, Main Street program manager for the City of Moline and Moline Centre. It is defined as “a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on... Read More

Tomfoolery On Tremont Founder, Chris Schlichting, to Headline Sunday

May 12th, 2021
Tomfoolery On Tremont Founder, Chris Schlichting, to Headline Sunday

Tables are nearly sold out (as of Wednesday morning) for the Sunday night Tomfoolery on Tremont comedy show, at 8 p.m., at the Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. Tables for two are $24 and tables for four are $48, with a standup show headlined by Chris Schlichting, with Andrew Jones, Aaron Klinger, Aubree Plant, Andrew Shankland, Josh Plant, and Jen Kuhle as your emcee. Schlichting, originator of Tomfoolery On Tremont and the only five-time headliner, supplied this bio – Growing up on the mean streets of Iowa, Chris knew that he either had to take up standup comedy or join the notorious... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

After being closed for 14 months, the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater will begin reopening this weekend! The museum’s theater will reopen Saturday, May 15, and the following weekend, the museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) will open “The Colors of Culture” — an original Putnam exhibit, set to open May 22 in the new World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery (in the space of the former Asia Gallery near Unearthing Ancient Egypt) celebrates the diverse cultures of our community by featuring artifacts from the Putnam’s international collection. In its inaugural exhibit,... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Roaring Back ‘Into America’s Wild’ Saturday

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Roaring Back 'Into America's Wild' Saturday

The Putnam Giant Screen Theater – 60 feet tall by 70 feet wide – will finally reopen Saturday, May 15, featuring a spectacular 40-minute documentary, “Into America’s Wild,” that was supposed to open in March 2020, when the pandemic shut down life as we knew it. “So it’s one of those wonderful, soaring 3D American landscapes,” Rachael Mullins, president/CEO of the Putnam Museum & Science Center, said Tuesday. “It’s so wonderful — kind of through the eyes of an explorer and adventurer and through the eyes of an astronaut. So it’s a wonderful film that we think... Read More

Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

May 11th, 2021
Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

The long and painful Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the mental health of most everyone, but Katrina Eirinberg has been focusing on helping local families with young children. She is the mental health therapist (and a licensed clinical professional counselor) for SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what’s happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed — and often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear, Eirinberg said Tuesday. “With the pandemic, we’ve had to create a whole new... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

May 11th, 2021
YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

A dozen outstanding Quad Citizens will be honored as part of the YWCA Quad Cities 3rd-annual Race Against Racism on May 22, presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. A special recognition ceremony will be held at the post-race party at Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Village of East Davenport. The race started in 2019, featuring a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun-run; however, the most important part of this event is honoring individuals who are standing firmly and intentionally against racism and doing this through their words, choices and actions, according to a Tuesday YWCA release. “At YWCA Quad... Read More

Retro, Weird Guerilla Fleazilla Stomping Into Davenport’s Village Theater

May 11th, 2021
Retro, Weird Guerilla Fleazilla Stomping Into Davenport's Village Theater

If you’re into day drinking, punk rock, indie art, anything vintage, retro, mid-century, quirky or just weird, you need to stop by the Village Theatre (2113 E. 11th St., Village of East Davenport), Sunday, May 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. That’s when PMS Productions presents “Guerilla Fleazilla” – a flea market selling vintage jewelry, clothing, art, antiques, costumes, vinyl, books, furniture, dishes, cookware, glassware, old posters, candles, planters and other oddities. Vendors include the Colby sister trifecta (Danielle, Tara and Annie), Suzon’s vintage redo from the Suzone, Death... Read More

Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

May 10th, 2021
Live Summer Concert Series in Quad Cities Return This Month

Life must be returning to semi-normal, since some favorite outdoor summer concert series are back this year. The Starlight Revue Concert Series in Rock Island starts back up May 18, and free concerts are returning in early June to downtown Davenport and downtown Moline. The Tuesday night free Starlight Revue series begins in Lincoln Park on May 18 with River City 6. Starting 5 p.m., Hy-Vee Grille and Rock Island Parks and Recreation will sell food and drink, with the concerts starting at 7 p.m. The 2021 lineup is: May 18: River City 6 May 25: Troy Rangel and Friends June 1: The Tailfins June 8:... Read More