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WQPT’s Imagination Station Chugs In Saturday

March 16th, 2019

WQPT, PBS for the Quad Cities Region is hosting their 2019 Imagination Station for kids on March 16 on the campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. The sold-out event will host over 4,000 children. The first session begins at 9 am and runs through 11 am. The second session begins at noon and runs through 2 pm. PBS characters attending are: Clifford, Arthur, Curious George, Super Why’s Whyatt, Daniel Tiger, Katrina Kitty, Nature Cat, Cat in the Hat, and Splash from Splash and Bubbles.  In addition to meeting their favorite PBS friends, kids can read to therapy dogs in the Martha... Read More

2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Fairgrounds!

March 15th, 2019

Celebrate this weekend with the 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day BASH at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport)! This 2-day fun-filled event takes place on Friday Mar 15 (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and Saturday Mar 16 (doors open at 10 a.m.). Enjoy live music Friday night with Span Halen, Project X and TOMB (The Old Man Band). Saturday’s musical entertainment will be provided by Doug Brundies, Blackhawk Pipe and Drum, Moonshine Run, North of 40, Electric Shock, Casey Muessigmann and more! Don’t miss on the traditional St. Patrick’s dish of corned beef and cabbage, which... Read More

Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds on March 19 from Rock Island Library

March 15th, 2019

Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. Readers who are looking forward to hearing award-winning author Jason Reynolds speak in the Quad Cities can learn more about his work in advance on March 19. “Whether you want to know where to start reading, or you want to discuss one of his books you’ve already read, we can help,” says Emily Tobin, a Young Adult Librarian at Rock Island Public Library. Tobin will host an informal talk about Jason Reynolds’ books at... Read More

Big Swing Goes Big To Rock Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

March 15th, 2019

The Big Swing is stepping to the tee in downtown Rock Island, opening its doors at noon today at the location of the old Blue Cat Brew Pub, 113 18th St., with a limited menu for Friday and Saturday before closing Sunday and Monday and re-opening with its full menu Tuesday, March 19. QuadCities.com was invited for a sneak preview of the venue to check out the menu and decor prior to the opening, and while it was still a work in progress when we saw it, its look was very much in line with the Blue Cat, albeit with a different color scheme and some refurbished seats, tables and hardware. The walls... Read More

Exclusive Look at the Big Swing Menu!

March 14th, 2019

We at QuadCities.com are as excited as you are for the big grand opening of the Big Swing. The new restaurant and brew pub, located in the old Blue Cat Brew Pub in downtown Rock Island, opens Friday at noon. However, QuadCities.com was given an exclusive sneak preview of the hot spot. We were stoked to see the new menu and we’re here to share it with you. Check out your site for fun, free, local entertainment later tonight for more pictures of the interior and more news on the Big Swing grand opening. And don’t forget to like and check out our Facebook page for an exclusive video preview of... Read More

Experience Comic Con for Kids at Family Museum!

March 14th, 2019

Looking for a fun-filled event with the kiddos this weekend? BAM! KAPOW! ZAP! Embrace your inner superhero for an afternoon of comic book fun at Comic Con for Kids! Comic Con for Kids takes place this Saturday Mar 16 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). This event is all-included with admission or membership. Kids who come in costume can enter to win a SUPER prize basket from the Museum’s Fox & Bee! Enjoy 15% off all superhero toys, throwback toys, art supplies and books (that’s 25% for Family Museum members! PJ Masks’ Catboy will be joining... Read More

Red Green Brings “This Could Be It” Tour to Adler Theatre!

March 14th, 2019

PBS favorite, Red Green, brings his “This Could Be It” tour to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Saturday Apr 13 at 7 p.m. The name says it all.  Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America.  Might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf... Read More

Attend the Only Bi-State St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Country Right Here in the Quad Cities!

March 14th, 2019

It’s time for the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country! And it’s right here in the Quad Cities! The Grand Parade takes place this Saturday Mar 16. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. It will then wind its way west through downtown Rock Island following 4th Avenue to 20th Street, then to 3rd Avenue to 17th Street and finally to 2nd Avenue to the Centennial Bridge. The parade then crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines Street in Davenport. From there, it will go north to 3rd Street and then east on 3rd to the River Center.... Read More

Harlem Globetrotters Dribble Into TaxSlayer Center

March 13th, 2019

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive) on Saturday, Apr 13 at 2 p.m. during their 2019 World Tour. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the TaxSlayer Center will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and... Read More

Luke Combs Makes Tour Stop at the TaxSlayer Center!

March 12th, 2019

Beer never broke this guy’s heart! Country music hit-maker Luke Combs brings his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, along with special guests LANCO and Jameson Rodgers, to the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) on Friday Apr 12 at 7 p.m. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, country singer/songwriter Luke Combs took joy in singing from a young age. During his high school years, Combs split his time between football and singing in local vocal groups, eventually picking up the guitar while attending college at Appalachian State. Taking inspiration from some of country’s leading men... Read More

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