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Holiday Wine Walk Uncorked At Bucktown Friday

December 15th, 2016

Some people break out the egg nog when the snow falls. Some sip hot chocolate by the fire. For others, a glass of wine does the trick any time of year. If you like wine glasses and tastings, then come to the Holiday Wine Walk. This annual event will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Purchase beautifully hand painted wine glasses and taste many unique brands of wine. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (NAMI) This event will be accompanied by Black Hawk... Read More

Prenzies Present Shakespeare ‘As You Like It’

December 15th, 2016

On Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., the lights of the QC Theater dimmed till only a single spotlight was shining. It was then that the members of Prenzie Players began telling their interpretation of William Shakespeare’s comedy play “As You Like It.” The audience was engaged the moment the play began with storyline details, an intense physical altercation, and the words of Shakespeare, with a few modern-day comments, tying it all together. It wasn’t long before the audience was splitting their sides in laughter. There was never a dull moment among these Players. “As You Like It” follows... Read More

Doctor Who, Teen and Tween Gaming Events Wrap Up 2016 At Library

December 14th, 2016

Teen fans of Doctor Who may want to take a time jump in their personal TARDIS for a special event on Thursday at the Rock Island Main Library. The Teen Doctor Who Party is Thurs, Dec. 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Activities include Doctor Who film clips and cast interviews, crafts, trivia with prizes, and snacks. The free event is for ages 12 to 18. Teens ages 12 to 18 and “tweens” ages 8 to 12 can take part in a combined gaming program on Tuesday, Dec. 20, also at the Main Library. The free event takes place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The library will... Read More

Get ‘The Straight Story’ At Cinema At The Figge

December 14th, 2016

Do you like Art Museums? How about films? What about watching a film in an Art Museum? If so, come and see the screening of David Lynch’s 1999 film “The Straight Story” on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. This film will follow Danny Wilcox Fraizer’s short film “Driftless” which is accompanied by his still photography. A live score by the band The Pines shall also be performed during this short film. This event will be held at the second-floor auditorium of the Figge Art Museum, which is located at 225 W 2nd Street, Davenport. Fraizer is known and respected for his work on Harper’s, The New... Read More

Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire Coming to Adler Theatre

December 14th, 2016

Celtic Fire, starring renowned Irish tenor Michael Londra, presents the culture of Ireland, with a focus on Irish dance. Its electric energy sweeps audiences away to the Emerald Isle – its culture, its music, its pubs and its heart. Celtic Fire stops at the Adler Theatre for a one-night engagement on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets ($25, $35, $55) will go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10:00 a.m. online at, the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. World champion dancers from the casts of Riverdance and Lord of the... Read More

Blood Drive, One Voice Christmas Show Highlight Moline Centre This Week

December 14th, 2016

Blood donations drop during the busy holiday season, but the need for blood is constant. Help save a life and give during the Moline Blood Drive on December 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bethany for Children & Families.  The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be collecting donations of whole blood at that time.  To RSVP, please contact Joscelyn Stone at 309.736.6644 or   Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins are welcome! Mark your calendars for the inspirational, impassioned and rhythmic sounds of One Voice Cross Culture as they present their Christmas... Read More

‘In-Laws, Outlaws’ A Brilliant ‘SNL’ Sketch In Play Form

December 14th, 2016

Whenever a Saturday Night Live cast sketch gets adapted into a full length movie, seldom is it the case where a critic doesn’t make the remark “what was a successful fifteen minute sketch ran thin in this 2 hour movie.” In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People That Should Be Shot played like a fifteen minute Saturday Night Live sketch that got stretched into a two hour play. And it worked. It was brilliant. The premise; the Douglas family is celebrating Christmas. The dad, Tom (Don Faust) has to run around finishing the whole meal while awaiting his wife’s return from Vermont. His feisty emo... Read More

QCTW Seeking Entries For Playwriting Contest

December 13th, 2016

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining the legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. To this end, the Workshop will produce the first annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Contest. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1876. She was a journalist, author, actor and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. She founded the Provincetown Players, one of the first great American theatres, which launched the careers of such luminaries as Eugene O’Neil, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Theodore... Read More

‘The Nutcracker’ Dances Into Adler Saturday

December 9th, 2016

You don’t have Santa Claus shave his beard and sport a handlebar mustache. You don’t paint Rudolph’s nose green. And you don’t mess with the Nutcracker, says Joedy Cook, director of Ballet Quad Cities. “It’s a holiday tradition, people are used to coming out every year and seeing it, and it’s wonderful just the way it is, if it isn’t broken, why break it?” Cook said with a chuckle. “I know that sometimes people are always looking for something new and different, and we do that with some of our shows, but with Nutcracker we like to keep it classic.” What that means is a reprise... Read More

Shoot For Some Fun With The Augie Hoops Team This Winter

December 9th, 2016

If you’re a big basketball fan, you’ll want to look no further than Augustana College’s men’s basketball team, which just started its season. Augustana Men’s Basketball will be playing home games in December on Saturday Dec. 10 against Carthage, Friday the 16th against Central College, and in January on Wednesday the 11th against Illinois Wesleyan, Saturday the 14th against Carroll College, and Wednesday the 25th against Elmhurst. All games start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Carver Center at 3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 and can be reached at 395-709-7000. The full game schedule... Read More