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It’s Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

May 15th, 2021
It's Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

Today is last call for QC Craft Beer Week! Throughout the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 different states have blazed the QC Ale Trail.  The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of the local craft breweries across the Quad Cities region. To close out QC Craft Beer Week, there will be a QC Tap Takeover happening on Saturday, May 15 at Five Cities Brewing.  Starting at 11 a.m., it will be all QC craft beer on tap from our local breweries.  $1 from every pint sold will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank.  Lopiez Pizza will be there from 12-4... Read More

‘Hamilton’ Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

May 14th, 2021
'Hamilton' Star Goldsberry Joining Quad City Symphony Saturday Night

“Hamilton” star Renee Elise Goldsberry will perform Saturday, May 15 with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra in LeClaire Park! The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire 2020 pops tour schedule was scrapped due... Read More

Double Threat Studios Debuts ‘Newsies’ This Weekend

May 14th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts 'Newsies' This Weekend

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut the musical “Newsies” May 14th, 15th, & 16th at Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. That cast features 30 7th-12th graders performing the full-length production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Tickets are still on sale for each “Newsies” performance and can be purchased at www.doublethreatstudios.com/store/p/newsies-performance-tickets. A limited capacity will be available at Assumption, and $15 tickets are available for 7 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.  Read More

Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

May 14th, 2021
Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

It’s almost your last day to quaff up some local suds as Quad-Cities serves up QC Craft Beer Week just in time for the second anniversary of the QC Ale Trail. Over the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 states have blazed the QC Ale Trail, according to Visit Quad Cities. The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of local craft breweries across the region, from Muscatine, Iowa to Geneseo, Ill. The Q-C craft beer community continues to grow, with three new breweries opening last year and Nerdspeak Brewery opening soon at 7563 State St.,... Read More

Davenport Central High School Holding Senior Decision Day Today

May 14th, 2021
Davenport Central High School Holding Senior Decision Day Today

On Senior Decision Day at Davenport Central High School, 85 senior students will announce what college, branch of the military, trade or career they have decided to pursue after graduation. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 14 in the Performing Arts Center of Davenport Central High School, 1120 Main Street, Davenport, IA. Students will be recognized in person and via a slide show. This is the school’s first year for this event. The media is invited to cover this event, since it would be a great way to recognize and support these students. Feel free to interview students, take... Read More

Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

May 13th, 2021
Bix Museum Raising $12,000 For Renovation With Three Vital Artifacts

The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives in downtown Davenport is raising funds to renovate their permanent exhibit with three of the most important artifacts acquired to date. The $12,000 project will make it possible to permanently display Don Murray’s tenor saxophone and Bix’s tuxedo jacket and traveling trunk during the Paul Whiteman years in the museum. The saxophone was donated to the museum last year by Don Murray’s great-nephew, Justice Tom Harris Jr., and the tuxedo and trunk will be on permanent loan from Bix’s great-nephew, Chris Beiderbecke. Funding for this project will... Read More

Tomfoolery On Tremont Founder, Chris Schlichting, to Headline Sunday

May 12th, 2021
Tomfoolery On Tremont Founder, Chris Schlichting, to Headline Sunday

Tables are nearly sold out (as of Wednesday morning) for the Sunday night Tomfoolery on Tremont comedy show, at 8 p.m., at the Renwick Mansion, 901 Tremont Ave., Davenport. Tables for two are $24 and tables for four are $48, with a standup show headlined by Chris Schlichting, with Andrew Jones, Aaron Klinger, Aubree Plant, Andrew Shankland, Josh Plant, and Jen Kuhle as your emcee. Schlichting, originator of Tomfoolery On Tremont and the only five-time headliner, supplied this bio – Growing up on the mean streets of Iowa, Chris knew that he either had to take up standup comedy or join the notorious... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

After being closed for 14 months, the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater will begin reopening this weekend! The museum’s theater will reopen Saturday, May 15, and the following weekend, the museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) will open “The Colors of Culture” — an original Putnam exhibit, set to open May 22 in the new World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery (in the space of the former Asia Gallery near Unearthing Ancient Egypt) celebrates the diverse cultures of our community by featuring artifacts from the Putnam’s international collection. In its inaugural exhibit,... Read More

Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

May 12th, 2021
Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like to shine a spotlight on the POSITIVE things going on in the Quad-Cities? Would you like to go to concerts and events for FREE and write about them? Well, QuadCities.com is looking for interns for the summer and beyond into the school year! We’re seeking people interested in writing, podcasting and doing vlogs and video shows for our website covering the arts and entertainment scene and positive news in the Quad-Cities.  We’re also looking for potential interns to sell advertising and work with advertising clients, if that’s something... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Roaring Back ‘Into America’s Wild’ Saturday

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Roaring Back 'Into America's Wild' Saturday

The Putnam Giant Screen Theater – 60 feet tall by 70 feet wide – will finally reopen Saturday, May 15, featuring a spectacular 40-minute documentary, “Into America’s Wild,” that was supposed to open in March 2020, when the pandemic shut down life as we knew it. “So it’s one of those wonderful, soaring 3D American landscapes,” Rachael Mullins, president/CEO of the Putnam Museum & Science Center, said Tuesday. “It’s so wonderful — kind of through the eyes of an explorer and adventurer and through the eyes of an astronaut. So it’s a wonderful film that we think... Read More