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Shots And Giggles Returns To Speakeasy

May 23rd, 2019

After a sold out performance in March, The Speakeasy is happy to welcome back the popular adult improv comedy show SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES on May 25!  “The audience at our performance in March was amazing!  The energy in the room was unbelievable and the performers were feeding off that the entire night” said Brett Hitchcock director of audience development.  “It was similar to when the show was performed by The Blacklist a number of years ago which, at the time, was the most popular adult improv comedy show in town.” SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES The show brings improv comedy... Read More

Dawn And On Partners With Family Resources For Fest

May 23rd, 2019

Quad Cities Music Festival Dawn and On has announced Family Resources as their charity partner for the 2019 event. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated directly to the Family Resources’ Engaging Males program for music mentoring. This will mark the third year that Dawn and On has partnered with a local charity. For festival co-director Mike Mathews, it was the perfect fit. “From the moment we read about it, we felt it was an amazing program we would like to support,” said Mathews. “Our crowd has always been a generous group and we hope that collectively we can bring awareness and... Read More

Rock Island Library Offers A Universe Of Free Events This Summer

May 23rd, 2019

The Rock Island Library’s Universe of Stories programming and reading challenges launch June 1 at all Rock Island Libraries and online. People of all ages can stay busy exploring new worlds of learning this summer, with weekly art, science, math, summer reading challenges, reading challenges, and a whole galaxy of free events at the Rock Island Public Library.   Registration is open now for weekly programs offered on Monday and Tuesdays for kids in Kindergarten through Sixth grades. STEAMAZING Mondays, Carle’s Creators, Art is Universal, and Blast Off Math all start the week of... Read More

Opening Day at Whitewater Junction is Almost Here!

May 22nd, 2019

Catch yourself daydreaming about warm sunny days spent at the local swimming pool? Well now you can turn those daydreams into a reality! Whitewater Junction’s Opening Day is upon us! On Saturday May 25, the Whitewater Junction season will be kicking off with a splash! They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages three and older. Ages two and under are free with a paid adult. Whitewater Junction, located at 17th Street and 18th Avenue Rock Island, offers a zero-depth to nine-foot pool featuring four water slides, a tot slide, spray features and fun for the whole family! Don’t... Read More

Buddy Holly Tribute Coming Back To Circa

May 17th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back The Rave Ons in THAT’LL BE THE DAY: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS on May 30.  Circa ’21 audiences might recognize the leader of the Rave Ons, Todd Meredith.  Todd played Buddy in our first production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in 2008. The theater will be offering two shows on May 30. For the matinee performance doors open at 11:45, lunch is served from 12-12:45 and show at 1 pm.  Tickets are $46.73 per person. For the evening performance, doors open at 6 and the show begins at... Read More

Junie B. Jones At Circa ’21 With New Show

May 6th, 2019

One of America’s most popular children’s book characters will be brought to life in a brand-new way when the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse stages the area premiere of the family comedy JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Running selected days through May 18, this charming, hilarious treat based on Barbara Park’s beloved literary series is filled with wit, heart and loads of laughs and boasts a sensational cast! Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons through... Read More

Go Underground in Rock Island This June

May 3rd, 2019

Remember when craft markets were first starting out in little coffee shops and warehouses? Full of flavor and creative soul, and just a little bit rough around the edges? Rock Island Underground is taking us back to our roots! Make plans to attend the craftiest secret in the Quad Cities, Rock Island Underground June Market on Saturday Jun 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Get a break from Pinterest fever and shop over 20 unique artists vending uncommonly cool products inside the intimate and laid-back ambiance of the Rock Island Speakeasy. An all ages event,... Read More

Los Improviachis Bring Cinco De Laughso To Speakeasy

April 24th, 2019

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early with the debut of Los Improviachis!  This hilarious improv comedy show comes direct from Chicago and will be making their Speakeasy debut on May 4! LOS IMPROVIACHIS  brings to the stage improvised music, dance and comedic scenes in the style and grace of the time-honored tradition of the mariachi. With lots of audience participation, this show is always a fun, hilarious fiesta! LOS IMPROVIACHIS have performed across the country at Bexar Stage (Texas), Chemically Imbalanced Comedy (Ill), Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago... Read More

Take Part In Quad Cities Big Table this Weekend!

April 23rd, 2019

Quad Cities Big Table returns! The 2019 Quad Cities Big Table season continues Apr 26-27, providing a forum to identify community issues and create solutions. There are two ways to participate this round: 1) community members may attend one of the five forums hosted by community leaders; and/or 2) they may host their own Big Table discussions. “Last year, the Quad Cities Big Table helped build new relationships and inspire new collaborations that are changing the region,” said Kent Pilcher, Tri-Chair of the Q2030 Regional Action Plan and President of Estes Construction. “As we know, relationships... Read More

Rock Island Conservation Club Hosting Massive Flea Market

April 23rd, 2019

Come on out for some great items at some even better prices! The Rock Island Conservation Club (RICC) is hosting their 5th Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale on Saturday Apr 27 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Head out to the RICC (2421 Big Island Pwky Milan) for a fun-filled day of perusing and purchasing! This event is open to the public and will feature flea market, yard sale and crafter booths for all to enjoy! Breakfast and lunch will be available, so come on out and make a day of it! There are no admission charges to shop, however all booth registration and food proceeds will go to the Rock Island Conservation... Read More

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