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New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

April 27th, 2021
New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

During an era of social distancing, Quad Citizens have gotten outside to explore the region’s parks, hiking trails, and riverfronts — perhaps more than ever before. Now, the community can see the natural world through the painting and photography of Tom Uttech in the new exhibition “Origin,” opening at the Figge Art Museum Saturday, May 1. “It’s like we are bringing the outdoors in,” said Michelle Hargrave, executive director and CEO of the Figge. “Visitors are going to be immersed in Tom’s love for nature — in his appreciation for both the small wonders of the world, and the... Read More

Galva Arts Council to Announce 2021 Summer Lineup at Saturday Event

April 27th, 2021
Galva Arts Council to Announce 2021 Summer Lineup at Saturday Event

The Galva Arts Council is holding a public event in Wiley Park in Galva, Ill., Saturday, May 1, to announce the lineup for the 2021 Levitt AMP Galva Music Series. At 6 p.m., Americana singer/songwriter Beth Bombara and her band will perform, followed by a viewing of a video which showcases the 20 acts which will perform in Galva this summer as part of the concert series. This free event is open to the public and family friendly. Guests are strongly encouraged to adhere to current Covid-19 guidelines. Food and beverage vendors will not be onsite for this event, but will be for future events and... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

River Bandits Individual Tickets on Sale Friday, April 30

April 26th, 2021
River Bandits Individual Tickets on Sale Friday, April 30

The Quad Cities River Bandits have their Opening Day on Tuesday, May 11, and individual tickets for the 2021 season will go on sale Friday, April 30th at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online, calling the River Bandits box office at 563-333-2737, or at the ticket window (209 S. Gaines St., Davenport) during normal business hours. All fans holding 2020 tickets and/or vouchers may exchange them for any 2021 game (based on availability) or new set of vouchers at the River Bandits box office. Modern Woodmen Park will host the highest level of professional baseball yet seen in the Quad-Cities, as... Read More

Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair

April 26th, 2021
Country’s Jason Aldean to Headline August Mississippi Valley Fair

Country star Jason Aldean will kick off the planned return of the Mississippi Valley Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Last year, the 101-year-tradition canceled altogether due to Covid-19. Before that, the fair announced no large grandstand concerts in 2020, and canceling of the big concerts previously scheduled, including Keith Urban and Pitbull. It planned to program local bands in the grandstand, which has a seating capacity of 6,000. While Keith Urban has not been rescheduled for this year, he did reschedule his canceled 2020 Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert, for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 in... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

April 24th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Avey Grouws Band Has Thrilling Experience Recording in Nashville

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! Billed as “Music City,” Nashville, Tenn., has long been a magnet for musicians around the world. That was especially true earlier this month for the Quad-Cities’ Avey Grouws Band, which spent a couple weeks in the area recording and mixing their latest album. Tentatively titled “Tell Tale Heart,” with an expected September 2021 release, the band’s second disc was mainly... Read More

UnityPoint – Trinity Welcomes New Covid Vaccine Appointments

April 23rd, 2021
UnityPoint – Trinity Welcomes New Covid Vaccine Appointments

As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes more readily available, UnityPoint Health – Trinity is welcoming new vaccine appointments for individuals according to state guidelines. You can schedule your vaccine appointment without having to hear from them first: New appointments are being accepted now for Express – Duck Creek in Bettendorf for anyone age 16 and older, and Express Care – North Port in Muscatine for anyone age 18 and older. Residents of Illinois or Iowa may register for either location. The Duck Creek clinic is at 1417 Kimberly Road. A new online scheduling tool at www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/covid-19-vaccine.aspx is... Read More

Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

April 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

While last year’s Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest was virtual, the fifth-annual event will be back live and in person June 26-27, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Last year’s event was spread out over two weeks in the second half of August, where 100 artists chalked up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, and the first-place winner was from southern California. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival in June will bring together hundreds of local... Read More

Rita Melissano Returns to Rock Island to Offer Healing, Love-Filled Services

April 22nd, 2021
Rita Melissano Returns to Rock Island to Offer Healing, Love-Filled Services

After the year we’ve all had, we all could use a little peace, love and understanding. And as she’s done for years, Rita Melissano, Ph.D., has a new way of delivering those priceless commodities. A passionate Italian, Melissano is the former director of the holistic Satva Center in Rock Island, Trinity Enrichment Center in Davenport, and among her many roles, is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, holistic psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and trainer, meditation teacher, Reiki master teacher and ordained minister. After four years based in southern California, she recently moved... Read More

2020 Augie Grad Being Groomed to Take Over as Head of Genesius Guild

April 22nd, 2021
2020 Augie Grad Being Groomed to Take Over as Head of Genesius Guild

Isabel Dawson, a 2020 Augustana College graduate, wears many hats – which each reflect her many skills in theater and business. The bright, enthusiastic 23-year-old, who did a lot of theater in high school in Normal, Ill., is the new assistant executive director for Genesius Guild and is helping assemble this summer’s abridged schedule of three productions outside in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park. Doug Tschopp has been executive director for about 15 years, involved in Genesius for 25 years, and worked closely with Dawson at Augie, where she majored in theater and business management. “I just... Read More