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Slay Day Benefit For Lindsay Thul Hits Public House Sunday

June 21st, 2016

It’s got an unusual name, but it’s for a good cause, and while it may have little to do with winter sledding or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Slay Day, a benefit for Lindsay Thul, is taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Public House, 5260 Northwest Blvd, Davenport. “On April 18th, 2016, Lindsay was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive carcinoma, one of the rarest and most aggressive forms of breast cancer there is,” said Rachel Loussaert, one of the organizers of the event, “Lindsay’s family and friends knew that based upon this diagnosis, Lindsay would face major expense with regard... Read More

Faust’s New Father’s Day Play ‘Dad and Me’ Gets Laughs And Heart From An Odd Couple

June 17th, 2016

Fathers and sons always have interesting relationships, and that dynamic, in an “Odd Couple” type of fashion, is being explored by veteran actor/director Don Faust this weekend, making his area debut with a new show of his creation, “Dad and Me,” which will be performed at 7 p.m. June 17-18, 24-25 and 3 p.m. June 19 and 26 at Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, located at 2930 W. Locust Street, Davenport. The show, written and directed by Faust, is described as “an original adult comedy with heart” that is recommend for adult and/or teen audiences only. The plot involves... Read More

Find Your Next Beach Read At The Iowa Authors’ Fair

June 16th, 2016

One necessity for any beach trip is a good book, and readers can find one this weekend at the Iowa Authors’ Fair, taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Regional Learning and Cultural Center, 112 E. 3rd St., West Liberty , Iowa. “We’re really excited about the event, we think people are really going to enjoy it,” said organizer Teresa LaBella. “You can greet, meet and buy your next best summer read from Iowa Authors Bob Bancks, Lyle Ernst, Teresa LaBella, Karen Nortman and Misty Urban.” The authors will take time out from signing books for a round table discussion and Q&A... Read More

Dads Are Invited To Ride The River With Families Sunday

June 16th, 2016

Fatherhood is a metaphorical journey of endless amazement and discovery, and for hundreds of area Dads it can be a key component of a literal odyssey as well during Sunday’s 32st Annual Ride the River. Dads and their families looking for a fun and active way to spend Father’s Day are invited to check out the event from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginning at the Quad City Times’ offices in downtown Davenport and traversing Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Port Byron, Cordova, Hampton and Davenport, the 20-mile charity bicycle jaunt is expected to draw over 1,000 riders. New this year are... Read More

Chics With Bics A Fun Girls’ Night Out At The Speakeasy

June 16th, 2016

Some of the most interesting and funny conversations any of us have had are those that have been in that crooked hour of the night when the liquor has kicked in and the inhibitions have kicked out. Heather Nobiling is hoping to recreate that loose, hilarious feel in the new show she’s put together, Chics with Bics, Just Having Beer In New Jammies: Comedy For a Girls’ Night Out. The gig takes place this Saturday, at the Speakeasy in Rock Island. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. The cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. All female comics are onstage, but boys are allowed (and even encouraged!)... Read More

Rhythm City’s New Venue Opens Thursday

June 15th, 2016

The Rhythm City Casino has bid bon voyage to its spot on the river and has moved to an impressive, and huge, new venue at 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport, which will hold its grand opening at 6 p.m. Thursday. (QuadCities.com entertainment columnist Sean Leary offers his review of the new venue here.) If you’re there when the doors open you can get a free Souvenir Grand Opening Chip Key Chain – available only while supplies last. But your luck may not stop with a free key fob, you can also enter into a contest for the $250,000 Sizzlin’ Hot Summer Giveaway and be entered to win hourly prizes like... Read More

Circa ’21 Announces Its 40th Season

June 15th, 2016

Circa ’21 is getting ready to celebrate its 40th  birthday next June, but the Rock Island dinner theater has already announced its 40th anniversary season beginning in November. It’s an action-packed lineup boasting six marvelous musicals – among them a Tony-nominated musical based on an Oscar-winning movie, and two of the most beloved Broadway titles in the history of American theatre. The season begins with the return of a delightful holiday revue last produced in 2009 — Circa ’21’s “Holly Jolly Christmas” (rated G), running Nov. 9 through Dec. 29. Featuring more... Read More

Tapscott Looks Back On District Theater, Forward To New Artistic Ventures

June 10th, 2016

Tristan Tapscott has always welcomed new creative ventures into his life, and with last week’s closing of District Theater after nine seasons, the former artistic director of that venue is sentimental about the past and proud of his accomplishments at that bastion while looking forward to the future. Recently, Tapscott sat down to talk about the District Theater, his performing and producing career, upcoming paths and more. Q: What was it like when you closed the theater? A: It was a very surreal moment for me. I spent the last nine years sacrificing everything for that place. I can’t yet... Read More

From Wine To Wayne To the Wace, er, Race For The Cure, Lots Going On In Moline This Weekend

June 9th, 2016

From wine to Wayne to a wace, er, race, there’s a lot going on in downtown Moline Centre this weekend. Here’s the rundown: Barley & Rye Bistro will be hosting a 5-course wine dinner Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Showcasing Pedroncelli from Dry Creek Valley, California, Chef Jarod will be preparing mouth watering meals paired with distinct wine pairings for your culinary pleasure.  This is an evening you won’t want to miss so call for reservations today. Also happening Thursday, Moline Centre Thursday Night Concerts on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing will feature 50 Shades of Rock presented... Read More

Q-Cs Fourth Wall Chosen For National Film Project

June 9th, 2016

Moline’s Fourth Wall Films has been selected to produce a visitor center film for South Dakota’s newest state park — Good Earth State Park at Blood Run near Sioux Falls.  Mid-America Emmy® nominated filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle successfully competed with 42 proposals by 36 other companies nationwide to win the $276,000 contract from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Department. The Good Earth State Park at Blood Run Visitor Center film will present the fascinating story of this historical and cultural site as told by a Native American grandfather to his grandchildren. ... Read More

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