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Polar Express Pajama Parties Are Back!

December 11th, 2018

Family members of all ages can expect tons of fun while attending a Polar Express Pajama Party, a Quad Cities holiday tradition, over ten years strong! Make plans to attend The Polar Express Pajama Parties at Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th St. Davenport) this Thursday Dec 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. (movie showing at 7 p.m.), Friday Dec 14 from 2 – 9 p.m. (movie showing at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.), Saturday Dec 15 from 2 – 9 p.m. (movie showing at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.) and Sunday Dec 16 from 12 – 6 p.m. (movie showing at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.). You and your family will enjoy... Read More

Enjoy a Jolly Ol’ Ho Ho Holiday Light Tour!

December 10th, 2018

Get in the holiday spirit by touring local Christmas lights with your friends and family! altSTATES Travel (102 E 2nd St. Davenport) is now offering Quad Cities Holiday Light Tours in Iowa! Grab up to 14 people and let altStates Travel take care of the rest! The tours include stops at Kall Christmas Lights, Candy Cane Corner and many more amazing spots hidden in area neighborhoods! The tour will begin and end at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport) and takes approximately 3 hours. You’re welcome to bring drinks, including alcohol, to enjoy along the way! Please note that all beverages must be in... Read More

Bird Streets Flies Into Racoon Motel

December 9th, 2018

Looking for some amazing live music this hump day? Bird Streets, with Nick Costa, takes the stage at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd St. Davenport) this Wednesday Dec 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. John Brodeur is the mastermind behind the “one man band” sensation Bird Streets. Over a career that’s spanned nearly 20 years, John Brodeur has independently produced and released several solo albums, including 2013’s Little Hopes; fronted rock trios The Suggestions and Maggie Mayday; and worked as a touring and studio musician for scores of acts,... Read More

Born Ruffians Live Performance in the Quad Cities!

December 8th, 2018

The live music scene in the Quad Cities warms up this Tuesday night at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel. Born Ruffians with Little Junior perform live at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Tuesday Dec 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Canadian indie rock band, The Ruffians, consists of members; Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums). Since their debut in 2002, they have released four studio albums along with two EP’s and become one of the most exciting... Read More

Fun-Filled Weekend Planned at Christkindlmarkt in the Quad Cities!

December 7th, 2018

Connect with your inner German this weekend, because the Christkindlmarkt is back in the Quad Cities! Come experience an authentic German holiday celebration with Davenport Sister Cities and the German American Heritage Center at Christkindlmarkt this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport). Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market in German) is a festival celebrating traditional German cuisine, music and handcrafted merchandise. Peruse the arts and crafts at the Handwerksmarkt, enjoy some family... Read More

OMG! BeckyFest is Back!

December 6th, 2018

OMG! It’s beginning to look a lot like BeckyFest! The highly anticipated OMG BeckyFest Holiday Show takes place this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the RiverCenter Great Hall (217 E 2nd St. Davenport). This Christmas shopping extravaganza features 130+ handmade, vintage, food and kid vendors all in one location! Not to mention live music and holiday cheer! Sponsored by Crafted Quad Cities, this fun-filled family friendly day provides a shopping experience like none other. It is the largest indie craft show in Downtown Davenport and the $2 suggested donation goes toward the amazing... Read More

Experience an Enchanted Adventure at The Nutcracker

December 5th, 2018

Go on a magical holiday journey this weekend at the Adler Theatre. Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa have teamed up to present The Nutcracker this Saturday Dec 8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd St. Davenport). This captivating performance is filled with holiday magic and will take your family on an enchanted adventure with Clara and her prince as they battle the Rat Queen and journey to the Land of Sweets. Ticket prices for adults are $18, $30 and $36. Ticket prices for children 10 and under are $11, $17 and $20. Ticket prices for seniors... Read More

Rock the Arts Lights Up Downtown Rock Island

December 4th, 2018

Rock the Arts will light up downtown Rock Island during a December art stroll happening at the Desoto building, The ARTery/MidCoast Gallery West and Quad City Arts. The three art sites will be open on Friday, December 7 during 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from noon to 3 p.m. At Desoto, there will be demonstrations on woodworking by the Quad City Woodturners, outdoor raku firing with Joel Knanishu and intricate collage with Amber Williams. The Desoto studio will have a table where children can experiment with clay.  New for this event will be the collage demonstration by Amber Williams.... Read More

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Making Stop in Quad Cities!

December 1st, 2018

Beginning in Montreal, two trains will make a festive journey, travelling through both the U.S. and Canada to bring holiday cheer to 164 communities along the Canadian Pacific network. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will make a stop at the corner of Western Avenue and West River Drive in Davenport (near Modern Woodmen Park) on Tuesday Dec 4! According to the US Holiday Train Schedule on Canadian Pacific’s website, the train is scheduled to arrive in Davenport at 1:45 p.m. From 2 – 2:30 p.m. the train will remain stopped and will provide a magically holiday-filled performance for all in... Read More

Some Like It Hot: Local Union 25 Give Glass Studio A Clear Future

November 29th, 2018

It’s clear as glass that Local Union 25 has made a white-hot impact on one of the most unique art spots in the Quad-Cities, Hot Glass. The gallery at 104 Western Davenport, in the Davenport Printing Company building, will be celebrating its renovation and expansion with a grand re-opening featuring renowned glass artists John Miller and Alex Stisser from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and a look around its amazing studio gives area art fans a mirror into the craftsmanship of the union workers that made this renewal a reality. “We’re just stunned and so grateful to all the folks from Local... Read More

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