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Crew Neck Comedy Will Give You A Pain In The Neck From Laughing So Much

August 19th, 2016
Andrew Cline

“I kill bugs for my mom. Recently she called me over to kill a daddy longlegs. I don’t mess with any bug that makes the other bugs call it ‘daddy’,” Austin Black said, during the latest Crew Neck Comedy show at Garage 3 in Rock Island. He followed that up with these wise words: “You ever get tickled by someone who has a straight face the entire time?” Regarding his senior prom and being in a dance circle, Black added, “You don’t make eye contact with another guy in a grinding circle. That’s seven years of bad luck.” Drift Roberts added during his set, “They named me Drift... Read More

Take a trip to ‘Nocturne Falls’ for oddball fun

August 18th, 2016

If you want to trek to a land of hilarious, oddball fun, hit the trails to “Nocturne Falls” tomorrow night at the Establishment Theater. The show is one of Comedy Sportz’ regular after-hours studio series gigs, a slate of shorter performances with an R-rated slant that hit different distinct audiences, but have one thing in common – they’re all unique, hilarious and improvisational fun. “Nocturne” is part “Twin Peaks,” part Mayberry, part Weekly World News. It’s set in the town of the same name, and the show involves a group of its residents, each chatting, in monologues and... Read More

YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 25th Year

August 18th, 2016

For the last 25 years, Ya Maka My Weekend has been a tradition in The District of downtown Rock Island. This festival celebrates the culture of the Caribbean. It is known for its colorful atmosphere, delicious foods, and lively reggae music. This year, the celebration takes place on the third weekend of August, scheduled for the 19th at 5: 00 P.M until 12:30 A.M and on the 20th 3:00 P.M until 12:30 A.M. Ya Maka My Weekend will be held on the Great River Plaza, 2nd Avenue between 18th street to 1st and 3rd avenue, in downtown Rock Island, IL. Admission is $9 for a one-day pass and $14 for a two-day.... Read More

Pints For Preservation Is Drinky Fun For A Good Cause

August 18th, 2016

Pints for Preservation, a party featuring adult beverages thrown for a great cause (as if getting together with friends to drink adult beverages isn’t?) is taking place 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley. It’s a beer and wine tasting, it’s a food tasting, and it’s a way you can help out the zoo with its costs and helping to maintain the animals’ homes while sampling over 50 beverages from: Southern Italy Imports Bent River Brewing Great River Brewery Kalona Brewing Shock Top Brewing Potosi Brewing Lionstone Brewing Green Tree Brewery Millstream... Read More

QCTW Presenting Drama By Pulitzer Prize Winning QC Writer

August 18th, 2016

For the first production in its fifth season of stage entertainment, the QC Theatre Workshop will turn back the clock for its dramatic presentation Inheritors, running August 19 through September 4. Written by Davenport native Susan Glaspell, whose Alison’s House won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Inheritors’ original New York Times review called it a work that “stands firm and skillfully distinguishes the false from the true social values,” and Glaspell’s 1921 play proves just as relevant in 2016 as it must have been nearly a century ago. Inheritors will be presented... Read More

It’s a Luxurious and Spicy Weekend In Downtown Moline

August 17th, 2016

Some spicy music, luscious wines, sparkling diamonds and beautiful bodies being sculpted lend a luxurious patina to Moline Centre over the coming week. You are in for a spicy treat when Los Mocambos hits the stage at Bass Street Landing on August 18, playing a variety of traditional Mexican music, with a side of classic american 60’s & 70’s tunes. Results Body Sculpting is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary in downtown Moline Centre and you can reap the benefits.  Stop on by to offer congratulations and then check out their great anniversary specials. Bass Street Chop House... Read More

‘Fantasticks’ Flashing Into Richmond Hill

August 17th, 2016

The classic show “The Fantasticks” will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Richmond Hill Barn Theater, Geneseo, Illinois. For tickets call (309) 944-2244 or click here to reserve online! “The Fantasticks” is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s... Read More

Hemmingbirds Flutter Into Rozz Tox and Daytrotter

August 17th, 2016

Chicago’s Hemmingbirds are hovering into town for two gigs this weekend. They’ll be at Rozz-Tox on Thursday (http://www.rozztox.com/) and on Friday they’ll be recording their second Daytrotter session. (Their first, from 2013, is at http://www.daytrotter.com/hemmingbirds/futureappletree-august-16-2013.html.)

The band was born as a solo project, through a scattered collection of songs by Yoo Soo Kim. Navigating relationships and the uncertain future, he bunkered down in the echo chamber that was his basement and hashed out ten recordings that became Hemmingbirds’ debut, Death Wave.... Read More

Free Kids Filmmaking Workshop Set For German Heritage Center

August 17th, 2016

A free Kids Short Filmmaking Workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd Street, Davenport. Local filmmaker Harry Walker will instruct kids in grades 4-8 how to use readily available technology to create a short film! Top submissions to the Short Film Fest by October 2 will be shown at the Fest on Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. The free public event will be held in grand Hollywood style. Call Emily at 563-322-8844 to register your child or with any questions.  Read More

One Voice Christmas Program Seeking Volunteers

August 16th, 2016

The Quad Cities Prayer Center (QCPC) is seeking volunteers in various capacities for its Christmas show. The QCPC has been planning a community Christmas outreach to the Quad Cities, called ONE VOICE.  It has invited several churches and ministries to partner with it, and so far there are 22 that have said yes and there will be some that will participate.  KWQC will be co-sponsoring this event with the QCPC. WDLM and Chick-fil-a will  also be involved in helping to get the word out. The mission for ONE VOICE is “ONE VOICE utilizes praise, prayer and training to unify the local church by sharing... Read More