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New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

November 22nd, 2021
New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

Luke Vermeire of Rock Island and his Quad City Music Guild cast of “Holiday Inn” have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The week after this holiday, they will put on the Irving Berlin musical (based on the classic 1942 film that gave the world “White Christmas”), from Dec. 1 to 5 at the Prospect Park Theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Vermeire, a 20-something first-time director, was in the cast for July’s “Mamma Mia!” at Guild, and noticed no one had applied for “Holiday Inn” by then. “I said, how great would it be if I applied having no directing experience?” he... Read More

McGarry Honored With Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award

November 22nd, 2021
McGarry Honored With Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award

MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University Assistant Professor Jenny McGarry has been chosen as the recipient of the WIU Quad Cities Core Values Commitment Award. McGarry, a faculty member in WIU’s Department of Finance, Economics and Decision Sciences, was presented with her award at a recent campus potluck. A nameplate for her honor will be installed on the award board on the third floor of the Quad Cities Complex. The award recognizes McGarry’s leadership in expanding the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, as the organization’s faculty advisor. WIU-QC has a long... Read More

Moline Police Stepping Up Drunk Driving Enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

November 20th, 2021
Moline Police Stepping Up Drunk Driving Enforcement over Thanksgiving holiday

The Moline Police Department is coordinating with the Illinois DOT, Illinois State Police and around 200 other local police and sheriff’s department to remind motorists to “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. “As friends and family gather to celebrate, we want to remind them it is up to them to make the smart decision and drive sober,” said Moline Police Chief Darren Gault. “It’s simple: if you’re going to drink or use other impairing substances, don’t drive. Our officers will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired... Read More

HOUSE Yourself A Great Local Burger With QuadCities.com’s Burger List!

November 20th, 2021
HOUSE Yourself A Great Local Burger With QuadCities.com's Burger List!

It’s a beautiful day, the smells of grills are wafting through the air, and we at your freewheelin’, magical site for entertainment and features, QuadCities.com know what you need. That’s right, some juicy tips on how you can get a damn fine burger here in the Quads. Whether you’re looking for an awesome pub-style patty off the grill or something off the wall, we’ve got the beef – that’s because we’ve got a beefy listing of local restaurants offering carry-out, delivery, and pickup where you can get a tasty burger. QuadCities.com is happy to bring you this, your go-to listing of... Read More

Late Nite Shows Bandwagon Rolls Into Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday

November 20th, 2021
Late Nite Shows Bandwagon Rolls Into Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday

They’re Back! Live, improvised, inappropriate acoustic-rock comedy is back! November 20 at 7:30 pm join the comedic musical stylings of Bandwagon. Be part of the meteoric rise of a totally made-up rock band. Bandwagon, a comedy show where you name the band, you pick the songs, and we rock your socks. Featuring some of your favorite Quad Cities comedy talents, Bandwagon is always a new concert experience with an evening of improv comedy scenes, musical mischief, and audience interactivity in downtown Moline’s Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Avenue. Masks must be worn. Tickets are available at theblackboxtheatre.com... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Celebrate The Holidays With Awesome Events!

November 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Downtowns Celebrate The Holidays With Awesome Events!

Deck the Downtowns promotions are going on NOW in Downtown Bettendorf, Davenport and Rock Island. Each downtown will promote their own unique activities encouraging people to eat, drink, shop and be merry downtown. “This is the first time the three downtowns managed by the Quad Cities Chamber have come together to showcase the businesses that make each downtown unique with Deck the Downtowns,” said Kyle Carter, VP of Place Management, Quad Cities Chamber. “There is so much to offer in each downtown during the holidays – whether it’s enjoying a holiday event with your family, date... Read More

Quad City Arts presents paintings by Elisa Boughner, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat, and sculpture by Lori Roderick

November 20th, 2021
Quad City Arts presents paintings by Elisa Boughner, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat, and sculpture by Lori Roderick

From November 3rd 2021-January 3rd, 2022, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents oil paintings by Elisa Boughner of Glenview, IL, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat of Carbondale, IL, and ceramic sculpture by Lori Roderick of Rock Island, IL. Elisa Boughner was born in the United States, raised in Mexico and studied art in America and Europe. Her work reflects the influence of each of these cultures. She says, “Color holds an emotional bond for the viewer and the artist alike. My work is about emotion, and I believe color and composition can create an undeniable joyful emotion when looking at... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases UP 70 PERCENT; More Restrictions On The Way?

November 19th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Cases UP 70 PERCENT; More Restrictions On The Way?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 numbers, up 30 percent over the past week, have exploded and are up more than 70 percent in the last three weeks, according to the latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health. IDPH numbers released today show the state is averaging 3,560 new cases of COVID per day over the last week. That is 72% more than the 2,069 new cases that the state was seeing each day on Oct. 27. Hospitalizations are also rising quickly statewide, with 1,627 patients currently hospitalized with covid statewide, an increase of 36 percent in the last three weeks. There are... Read More

Playcrafters finishes season with the comedy classic ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

November 19th, 2021
Playcrafters finishes season with the comedy classic 'You Can't Take It With You'

Playcrafters Barn Theatre finishes their 2021 season with You Can’t Take It With You, a classic American comedy by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. The show will be presented Thursday, November 18th through November 21st at the Barn Theatre in Moline. At first, the Sycamores seem mad – between fireworks-making in the basement, ballet lessons, novel-writing, pamphlet-printing, and storing letters from the IRS in the freezer. But, before long, the audience realizes if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. Tony Kirby,... Read More

The Macomb Feminist Network’s Writing Women into History 2022 Award: Call for Nominations

November 18th, 2021
The Macomb Feminist Network’s Writing Women into History 2022 Award: Call for Nominations

The Macomb Feminist Network is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Writing Women into History awards. The awards, established in 2010, honor, promote and expand knowledge of the extraordinary contributions individual women have made in shaping and strengthening the local community. Women eligible to be nominated for this award must meet the following criteria: (a) have resided in McDonough County, (b) have been exceptional role models and (c) have made extraordinary contributions within the local communitythrough their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement. Any community member may submit... Read More