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Establishment Stands Up For Laughs This Weekend

November 25th, 2016

As home to Comedy Sportz, the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, has long enjoyed a reputation as a venue for G-rated improvisational comedy. But over the last few months, they’ve also opened up their stage to more PG- and R-rated stand up. This weekend they’ll get back to that, with the Establishment Stands Up! At 9:30 Saturday night, after the regular Comedy Sportz show, a number of comedians will dole out their dicier routines. It’s not for the kiddies, but it is for the laughs. The last show, which I reviewed, hosted by The Establishment’s own Patrick Adamson, was a... Read More

Augustana Lighting Up Campus With Holiday Events

November 25th, 2016

Are you ready for Christmas? Is your house decorated from roof to foundation? Is your radio station set to Christmas songs that you will be humming for the next month? If you are ready to be in the festive spirit, come to Augustana College and experience one of the many Christmas themed events they are having over the next month. On Wednesday, November 30th, Augustana College is holding their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. President Bahls will be conducting this ceremony in the quad on the south side of Old Main, which is located at 3600 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201. You can contact... Read More

Dam Shopping Trip Features QC Small Businesses Saturday

November 24th, 2016

Is the Black Friday traffic too stressful? Do you prefer a more relaxed day of shopping that includes great deals? Then the 2nd annual “That Dam Shopping Trip” is something you’ll want to partake in. On Saturday, November 26th, small businesses from both sides of the dam will be holding sales, refreshments, and prizes on Small Business Saturday. The shops that will be participating in this event are: Skeleton Key Art and Antique, The ARTery, Vintage Varieties, Taste Buds and Gentry Boutique in Rock Island, and Abernathy’s, Crafted QC, The Full Kit, Bucktown and Riverbend Retro in Davenport.... Read More

Festival Of Trees Sprouts With Holiday Cheer

November 23rd, 2016

The unofficial herald of Christmas in the Quad-Cities, Festival of Trees, trumpeted its first notes over the weekend, rolling into 10 days of holiday fun which will go through Sunday, Nov. 27 at Davenport’s RiverCenter. More than 30,000 people are expected to check out the event, getting a look at elaborately decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses and more, while enjoying holiday music and feasting on various treats. “It really brings the community together in a lot of ways,” said festival-goer Wendy Orman, 28, of LeClaire. “The performers on stage, the trees, the rooms, the wreaths,... Read More

QCTW Seeking Entries For Glaspell Playwriting Contest

November 23rd, 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

For A Happier Holiday: Where Those In Need Can Go For Dinner On Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016

As we look forward to our annual holiday to give thanks for the good things in our lives, let’s remember that for many people, life is full of challenges that are difficult to overcome, and some people find themselves in need this thanksgiving. That’s why we at are running this list of places that people can go for a good meal and hospitality free of charge this Thanksgiving. If you are someone in need, the places on this list offer a good dinner and we hope you find them well and accommodating and enjoy your holiday. If you know of anyone in need, please pass this along to them,... Read More

Q-C Psychic And Paranormal Expo Brings Good Vibes To iWireless Center

November 22nd, 2016

You probably already knew this already, but just in case you aren’t feeling the psychic powers at this moment, you should know that the Q-C Psychic And Paranormal Expo brought a ton of fun and good vibes to the i-wireless center in Moline over the weekend. The two-day event, the fourth annual of its kind, drew over 1,000 people to check out vendors, performers and speakers from throughout the country. Speakers talked about everything from aliens to angels to spirit guides to shamanism and vendors offered colorful crystals, aura readings and pictures, conversations with spirit guides and angels... Read More

Explore Momentous Events in US History At Libraries

November 18th, 2016

The Rock Island and Colona Public Libraries will each explore major events in US history this November with two separate presentations by speaker Jim Gibbons. First, the Colona Public Library observes the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s untimely death with a program on Tuesday, Nov. 22. In the 6:30 pm program on “The Kennedy Assassination,” Gibbons considers the events of that fateful day in Dallas. As Gibbon states on his website, “If you were alive at that time you may remember where you were and what you were doing that fateful day in Dallas. If not, you will... Read More

Chili Three Ways Is Cool And Hot Comedy

November 17th, 2016

Since I began reviewing the shows at the Establishment Theater, 220 19th St., Rock Island, I have laughed harder than I have laughed all year long. I love this place and I hope you all give it a looksee one of these weekends. You can catch PG rated Comedy Sportz starting at 7 p.m. and stick around for the R rated aftershow of the evening. The improvisational comedy never fails to impress the crowd as audience involvement is key to these shows. The actors are all very gifted with communication and have unstoppable wits about them. This weekend’s late night show is Chili Three ways, and the last... Read More

Augustana Dance Company Leaps Onto Stage Saturday

November 17th, 2016

On November 19th, 2016 at 7 p.m. Augustana College’s Dance Company will take the stage at Centennial Hall in their Fall Show titled “Dance with a Purpose.” Each school year, Augustana’s D. Co, puts on two shows, one during Fall Term and the other during Spring Term, each with a central theme and different dance routines to entertain their audience. Tickets can be purchased at a table in the Brew, which is located in the Gerber Center For Student Life, 3435 9 1/2 Ave, Rock Island or at the information Desk (309) 794-7742 for $3 from Nov. 16th through Nov. 18th, or tickets can be purchased... Read More