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BREAKING (UPDATED): Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Unveils New Pieces, New Diversity/Equity Fund

July 15th, 2021
The museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): At an invitation-only event Thursday night, the Figge Art Museum unveiled seven new acquisitions and a newly created Art Diversity and Equity Fund intended to combat the systemic inequality in the art world. The fund is supported by a lead gift from locals Jim and Michelle Russell of Russell Construction. According to a 2019 published research journal by the Public Library of Science, the diversity of artists in major U.S. museums illustrates the urgent need to focus on collecting and preserving the works of artists from marginalized communities. The study found that 85.4%... Read More

Have A Terrific Taco Tuesday With The QuadCities.com List Of Local Mexican Restaurants

July 6th, 2021
Have A Terrific Taco Tuesday With The QuadCities.com List Of Local Mexican Restaurants

If you’re puttin’ on the ritz and looking to celebrate Taco Tuesday tonight, why not shop local and get some delicious Mexican food from the variety of awesome local restaurants here in the Quad-Cities? If you’re down for some south-of-the-border eats and wondering which local hot spots are still open for delivery, carry-out or curbside, well, wonder no more, QuadCities.com has got you covered, with our spicy list of local Mexican restaurants open and ready to take your orders for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, margaritas and more! Here, we offer you a list of local Mexican restaurants, bars... Read More

For Mexican Food So Wonderful It’ll Make You Cry With Joy, Try Moline’s Coya’s Cafe

July 6th, 2021
For Mexican Food So Wonderful It'll Make You Cry With Joy, Try Moline's Coya's Cafe

Pulling upto COYA’S CAFE , I see a grown man in the parking lot sitting quietly in his work truck. He catches my attention because I see him with a half unwrapped burrito in his hand, and tears streaming down his face. I’m genuinely concerned, but I’ve yet to eat today and he looks like he wants to be left alone. Inside Coyas it’s like part candy store part kitchen of magical offerings. I ordered the Carne Asada Burrito and Carne Asada Tostadas. Monday’s for meat eaters. A glass bottle of Mexican Coke, and an order up later I’m back in the parking... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

July 3rd, 2021
Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Celebrating the Fourth of July is more than barbecues, fireworks, flags and parades. It’s about honoring where America came from, where we are now, and how we can continue to form a more perfect union – together as one nation. That’s part of the invigorating, animating force of the first Civic Season – a national effort about expanding the lens, making space for more... Read More

Quad City Symphony Orchestra Offers Instrument Petting Zoo at Mercado

June 30th, 2021
Carolyn Van De Velde helps a girl try a violin at the June 8 "Paint the Town" event at River Music Experience, Davenport.

A disgruntled conductor might say leading an orchestra is like herding cats. In a new partnership, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is bringing an “Instrument Petting Zoo” to Mercado on Fifth in downtown Moline, starting Friday, July 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “The QCSO has been really doubling down on our private lesson effort and group lesson effort,” Marc Zyla, the orchestra’s director of education & community engagement, personnel manager and principal horn player, said Wednesday. The QCSO has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley, and the weekly... Read More

New Mercado Director Excited About Moline Reopening, Expansion to Davenport

June 2nd, 2021
New Mercado Director Excited About Moline Reopening, Expansion to Davenport

After a year with no downtown Moline market, Mercado on Fifth is back to bringing its family-friendly festivities starting this Friday, and a new director is excited to expand the market to downtown Davenport. Mercado on Fifth in Moline (5th Avenue in the area of 11th to 12th streets) will run 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday, June 4 – Sept. 24. The new Mercado en el Rio in Davenport (Quinlan Court, off River Drive between Brady and Perry streets) will run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every second Saturday, June through October. Like other canceled events in 2020, many people missed not having Mercado last... Read More

Pride Fest, The Dawn, Talking Heads Tribute, Bettendorf Fun And MORE In Today’s FUN10!

May 30th, 2021
Pride Fest, The Dawn, Talking Heads Tribute, Bettendorf Fun And MORE In Today's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Group O CEO Gregg Ontiveros Named To Negocio’s Now List

May 27th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Group O CEO Gregg Ontiveros Named To Negocio's Now List

BREAKING NEWS: Negocios Now, a national award-winning publication focused on Hispanic business, has named Group O CEO Gregg Ontiveros to its 2021 “Who’s Who in Hispanic Business in Chicago’s Suburbs” list. Previously, Ontiveros made the publication’s 2020 list of “50 Most Influential Latinos in Chicagoland.” Ontiveros was recognized for turning Group O from a startup business into the $900 million diversified services firm in large part thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and can-do philosophy. “By creating innovative marketing, packaging, and supply-chain solutions, Ontiveros... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week’s Artists In Conversation

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week's Artists In Conversation

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Khalil Hacker and Melissa Conway. Khalil Hacker is a filmmaker and Melissa Conway is a writer/poet and together... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

May 11th, 2021
YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

A dozen outstanding Quad Citizens will be honored as part of the YWCA Quad Cities 3rd-annual Race Against Racism on May 22, presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. A special recognition ceremony will be held at the post-race party at Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Village of East Davenport. The race started in 2019, featuring a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun-run; however, the most important part of this event is honoring individuals who are standing firmly and intentionally against racism and doing this through their words, choices and actions, according to a Tuesday YWCA release. “At YWCA Quad... Read More