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Red White and Boom Explodes Across The River This Weekend

June 30th, 2016

The Quad-Cities explodes across the Mississippi River with one heck of a party planned for America’s birthday – Red, White and Boom. The free annual festival spans the Iowa and Illinois riverfronts with events at Davenport’s LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park and Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park on Sunday, July 3. More than 45,000 pounds of explosives will be sent shrieking into the air to explode in fiery glory over the Mississippi River by a pair of battling barges, the Major League Baseball association will debut the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour in Davenport at 10 a.m. July 3 and military-themed... Read More

Bix Beiderbomb Offers Show Even Better Than Cover Bands, Karaoke AND Gravy

June 29th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that anything could be better than cover bands, karaoke and gravy, unless it’s a Nickelback cover band that leads a karaoke version of “Call Me Maybe” re-titled “Call Me Gravy,” as they’re making gravy, but, as incomprehensible as it may be even within the realm of quantum physics, Andrew King insists that the new Bix Beiderbomb Presents MAY be even better than that. MAY be. He’s not making any promises or guarantees. So, if your to-do list for the week includes downing cheap beer, laughing at cheap comedy, being surprised by cheap thrills and stories and getting... Read More

‘Sharing Love’ A Charming, Funny Debut From Raza Moe

June 29th, 2016

Which is more powerful, love or friendship? That question is at the heart of Raza Moe’s charming, funny and good-hearted debut novel “Sharing Love.’’ “Sharing Love’’ tells the story of two friends who find their loyalties to one another tested by the siren song of an intriguing, beautiful woman. Which man will win out for her attentions? And when the competition ramps up, can anyone win? “Sharing Love’’ is a light, sweet romance in the vein of classic romantic comedies like “Some Like It Hot.’’ It features a fun, engaging style and a breezy tale, making... Read More

Firecracker Run Sprints Into East Moline

June 28th, 2016

Wow! Guns and Hoses are playing the Quad-Cities! Wait a minute . . . Ok, maybe it isn’t Axl, Slash, Duff and the boys, but Guns and Hoses is part of another pretty exciting event going on this weekend – Firecracker Run. The entertainment event headlined by a 10K run and 5K run/walk for charity takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. July 4 and runs through the morning and early afternoon with a variety of races, from competitive jaunts to hospital bed races featuring guys in Elvis costumes to the aforementioned Guns and Hoses competition between area police and firefighters, racing against each... Read More

Leo’s Still A Shoe Thing For Repairs In Rock Island

June 28th, 2016

Squirreled away amongst the depression-era architectural remains of downtown Rock Island, next to the shimmering strip clubs and sagging dive bars on 20th Street, scant slumping steps from the eternal river that announces the end of Illinois, is a sentinel of a bygone era that transcends time and trends. Walk within its doors and you enter a cramped kingdom, a taut narrow expanse of colorful cardboard towers soaring to the stucco ceiling, monolith over a workshop bursting with stitches and steel. A tall, thin man with ebon and silver bolts of hair and an impish grin greets you, hearty and hale,... Read More

Lyle The Crocodile Swims In As Circa’s New Kids’ Show

June 24th, 2016

One of America’s most popular children’s-book characters is ready to jump-start the summer in the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse presentation “Lyle The Crocodile,” opening this week and running through July 23 at the Rock Island dinner theatre. A delightful musical adapted from Bernard Waber’s kids’-lit series, this magical family entertainment is filled with laughter, songs, and happiness, and boasts a first-rate cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present “Lyle” on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons through July 23.... Read More

Kalispell Ready To Cast Spell On Q-C Music Fans

June 24th, 2016

Kalispell is ready to cast his spell on local music fans. The Davenport-based Cartouche Records artist will be performing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport, along with Dan Blakeslee. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Kalispell’s new record, “Printer’s Son”, was released on Davenport’s Cartouche Records on June 3. Connecting an improvisational heart with meticulously constructed arteries of melody, it eschews the stomp-clap boom-chuck trends of indie-folk, instead giving nods to the entranced sonic tapestries of Phillip Glass and lyrical... Read More

Bucktown Bash 2016 Bursting With Art And Fun

June 23rd, 2016

Bucktown is always a hot spot for fun and enlightening local arts programming, but this Friday, it’s going to be even more so. The Davenport venue at 225 E 2nd St, Davenport, is holding a special show, the Bucktown Bash, from 6 to 10 to raise money for programing, operating expenses, and advertising for MidCoast Fine Arts. The 11th annual event to help raise awareness for local artists and funds for the Bucktown venue as well as Midcoast Fine Arts will have an outdoor concert featuring Juliana &  Soul Purpose, Bucktown Revue, and Waking Robots – three pretty awesome local bands. Vendors... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

June 22nd, 2016

Quad-Citians are encouraged to Discover the Mysteries of their local museums during Quad-Cities Museum Week June 18-26. Museums from across the Quad Cities region  are coming together for the second annual Quad-Cities Museum Week and patrons can enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. New this year, each museum will feature a little known mystery about something at their museum. It could be part of their collection or even something about their building. It’s up to the attendees to check it out... Read More

Dawn And On Dawning On Q-C Music Scene July 9

June 21st, 2016

It’s a new dawn for Dawn And On. The popular Quad-Cities Jam Band The Dawn will be hosting their second annual Dawn and On Festival on July 9. The all-day music festival will once again take place outside at Len Brown’s North Shore Inn in Moline. Drawing off the success of their inaugural fest last summer which drew more than 1,000 fans, this year’s event will feature regional and national touring acts including Soap, Joe Marcinek, Driftless Sisters and The Candy Makers.  The Dawn will once again headline the event. Festival promoter Mike Mathews is excited to be bringing Dawn and On back... Read More