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Springfield Rockets Into The I Wi On ‘Rocket Science’ Tour

August 10th, 2016

His songs are fueled by huge, infectious guitar hooks often subverted by deceptively dark lyrics. His autobiography seeps with tales of debauchery, depression and a failed suicide attempt. He’s narrowly escaped death at least three times, he once registered a handful of kills in a war zone and his commercial heyday was marked by striking post-apocalyptic videos directed by “Seven” auteur David Fincher. Is it Marilyn Manson? Trent Reznor? Nope, it’s Rick Springfield, who will perform with opening acts The Fixx and The Romantics at 7:30 p.m. at the I wireless center, Moline. For tickets and... Read More

Springfield, Coupe De Ville, More Cruise Into Moline This Weekend

August 10th, 2016

A Coupe De Ville, the man behind “Jessie’s Girl,” a little “Friday Night Magic” and more will be rolling into downtown Moline this weekend. Coupe De Ville, presented by United Health Care, cruises into The Plaza on August 11 at 7.  Put on your poodle skirt and saddle shoes, grab a cherry coke and get ready to party like it’s 1957! For a complete list of the Moline Centre Thursday Night Concert line-up click here. Join Acupoint Health Connection for a little “Friday Night Magic”, a fun-filled evening of comedy and magic geared for the entire family on August 12 at 7... Read More

Bacon Fest Sizzling In Monmouth Friday

August 10th, 2016

Want to see a magic word? Bacon. With that one succulent collection of letters, your mood has moved to lift, your taste buds have started to tingle, your mouth has begun to water as your mind is entranced with the smoky, scintillating scent of it, the irresistibly delicious taste of it. And all with one word. On Friday, mesmerized by that dazzling gastronomic delicacy, hundreds of people are expected to appear out of nowhere to indulge in that porcine perfection during the second annual Baconfest from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Monmouth city square. It offers more bands, more beer and more bacon! You... Read More

Preserve Iowa Summit Coming To Q-C This Fall

August 9th, 2016

Historic preservation professionals, advocates and volunteers from across the state will gather in Davenport this fall for the 2016 Preserve Iowa Summit and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Presented by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the City of Davenport, the “2016 Preserve Iowa Summit: Our History, Our Future” will be Sept. 15-17 at various venues in or near Davenport’s historic downtown, with a pre-summit reception set for 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Historic Freight House. More information and registration is available at Read More

Early Learning Events Expand at the Rock Island Library in August

August 9th, 2016

It’s three times the fun for parents and toddlers, now that Rock Island Library has expanded Play and Grow early learning time from one to three events per month. The play group for ages three and under and their parents or caregivers will be offered once per month at each of the library’s three locations. Upcoming dates for the 10:30 am Play and Grow events are: Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street; Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, and Friday. Aug. 12 at the library’s Main Location, 401 19th Street. Sept. 6 at 30/31 Branch and... Read More

John Deere Classic Tees Up At TPC Deere Run This Week

August 8th, 2016

If you’re a golfer, or a huge golf fan, I don’t need to tell you that the John Deere Classic is going on in the Quad-Cities this week. If you’re neither, well, consider yourself placed at the tee for this hard-hitting information. Yup, the JDC will once more hit the links for its 46th year Aug. 8-14 at TPC Deere Run, 15623 Coaltown Rd., East Moline. For more information on tickets and the event, see More than 20 players who competed in last week’s PGA Championship have committed to play in the tournament. The latest commitments comes from PGA TOUR veteran Kevin... Read More

Revive 2 Showcases New Art From Old Materials At Bucktown

August 5th, 2016

As more and more people have become ecologically aware, recycling has become more and more popular, and in the last year, it’s also become a popular subject and technique for local artists. In its second year, the Revive 2 exhibit at Bucktown Center For The Arts, 225 East 2nd St., Davenport, features a number of area creators who have breathed new life into old materials to assemble fresh artworks. Everything from old keys to rusty license plates to used envelopes and more has been cribbed to put together new and exciting artworks which are on display through the end of August. The exhibit is... Read More

Comedy Sportz, Establishment Theater, Studio Series

August 5th, 2016

The Establishment Theater isn’t just for families anymore. The clean, family-friendly early show by Comedy Sportz is followed up by a later in the evening 9 p.m. R-rated studio series of shows, which offer a variety of fun for a decidedly older crowd. The late show for Saturday, July 30 was The Establishment Stands Up! Hosted by The Establishment’s own Patrick Adamson, the R-rated humor was a good time for all. Cracking jokes about weight loss attempts and baby proofing his house, he got the crowd warmed up. Next up was Ty Lane, talking about his fear of driving at night and thinking there... Read More

Downtown Moline Centre, KISS, Sin City Orchestra, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Barley and Rye Bistro, Slide the City

August 4th, 2016

Downtown Moline is ready to roar with sin, steak and rock ‘n’ roll this week! On the sin side, Sin City Orchestra performs on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. They bring a little rock, blues, Motown and a chunk-o-funk to the stage. For a complete list of the Moline Centre Thursday Night Concert line-up click here. As for steak, next Tuesday, Aug. 9, you can join Marc Pilichowski at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse as he whips up delicious, innovative meals during his Secrets of a Johnny’s Chef Class. Watch as he reveals the easy to master cooking techniques... Read More

Laugh Hard Challenge Rocking The Mic At The Speakeasy

August 4th, 2016

The Laugh Hard Challenge is back this weekend for a second year of rocking the mic and ripping out the laughs for area audiences. In the six years since opening The Speakeasy has become known as one of the premiere venues in the area for stand up comedy. “Comics tell us on a regular basis it’s their favorite room in town to perform in” said Brett Hitchcock, Director of Audience Development. “Last year we hosted the inaugural Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge where we had comics from Chicago, Peoria, St Louis as well as our wonderful local comics coming together to compete in... Read More