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Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

December 3rd, 2021
Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

Friday, December 3, The Speakeasy located in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their annual Holiday Spectacular!  This special show will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! The Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! This month’s special guest emcee is local stand-up comedian Leslie Mitchell. “Leslie... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

December 2nd, 2021
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... Read More

West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

November 30th, 2021
West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting a wine and cheese art exhibition for local artists Sara Meyer, Karene Nagel, Wendy “Bingo” Fellenzer, Cathy Bolkcom, Cyndi Peterson, Sarah Robb, Jen Hansen and Mona Ritemon on the evening of Wednesday, December 1st, from 6-8pm. These artists work in various mediums and styles and what unites them is their connection to Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC). Exhibit features oil painting, watercolors, photography, woodworking and wreaths and most are... Read More

Trans* Week of Awareness Events Run Through Friday at Western Illinois University

November 13th, 2021

The LGBT*QA Resource Center will commemorate Trans* Week of Awareness on campus Monday Nov. 15-Friday. Nov. 19. The LGBT*QA Resource Center is one of the four centers housed within the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center. The schedule of events for this week include: • Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Multicultural Multipurpose Room – Trans* Day of Support – There will be a mobile Qloset clothing swap – The Qloset which is located inside the LGBT*QA Resource Center on the second floor of the MCC will be moved to the Multipurpose room for this event – Binder fittings –... Read More

Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

October 27th, 2021
Chappelle Needs To Be Heard, Not Canceled, When It Comes To Social Inequality

There’s a common phrase used in social justice circles: Pass the mic. Pass the mic means, metaphorically, to let others talk, and it’s usually used in regard to people of color. It’s a reminder that we need to listen to those people of color because their experience is different from ours if we’re white. While, yes, we certainly may share many commonalities, particularly in regard to economic situations if we’re among the same economic strata, there is also an intrinsic bias many in society hold based upon appearance, notably skin color, and regardless of commonalities... Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

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! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

September 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

QC Pride is celebrating with the bi-state Pride Parade Saturday! QC Pride parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the parade, please message this page or visit https://qcunitypride.org/ to download an application. If you have any questions, please contact us at QCUnityPride@gmail.com or 563-324-8281. The... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

September 6th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

QC Pride is excited to announce that they will be hosting a week of events ending with the annual UNITY PRIDE parade during the week of SEPTEMBER 6 – 12. Mark your calendars, and be sure to check our Facebook page and website for UPDATES. The parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the... Read More