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Kinky Boots Makes Highly Anticipated Stop in the Quad Cities!

June 15th, 2019

Rescheduled from Wednesday Jan 30, Kinky Boots will officially make a stop in the Quad Cities this week! You can witness Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit Kinky Boots at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd St. Davenport) on Wednesday Jun 19 at 7:30 p.m. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie... Read More

My Library Rewards Launches At RIPL

June 15th, 2019

With access to a universe of items and services, having any library card is a reward in itself. And now there are few extra rewards, thanks to a first-in-the area program adopted by the Rock Island Public Library. The Rock Island Public Library is the first public library in the Quad Cities to subscribe to My Library Rewards™, a reading incentive program that promotes literacy, learning, and community engagement. With it, library card holders earn rewards just for checking out items at Rock Island Public Libraries. Any cardholder over age 12 who uses their card at a Rock Island Library... Read More

Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst Artworks at Quad City Arts

June 15th, 2019

On exhibit from June 28 through August 16, 2019 at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island will be paintings by Christopher Reno of Galesburg, IL, and digital collages by Rene Meyer Ernst of Davenport, IA. Christopher Reno creates paintings that are based on the grid as a structure from which to improvise. Reno states, “Technology allows me to incorporate manipulated photographic imagery and capitalize on the efficient repetitive labor of digital output tools such a plotters or engravers to make objects that I could never make with my own hand.” His paintings act as a marker for his... Read More

Take A Trip To The Stars With Rock Island Library

June 15th, 2019

The Rock Island Library continues its summer of space with a view of the stars at the John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College on June 17. Rock Island Library is  hosting a free presentation by Dr. Lee Carkner, director of the John Deere Planetarium, at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17 at the planetarium on the Augustana College grounds. The free Universe of Stars presentation features a guided tour of the night sky on the planetarium’s new digital projection system. It is best suited for ages adult through 3rd grades. Both the planetarium and Apollo 11 moon landing are observing their 50th... Read More

A Tempest Is Brewing At Genesius Guild

June 14th, 2019

The Genesius Guild will present The Tempest by Shakespeare on June 15, 16, 22, and 23. Performances start at 8:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Classic Theatre in Rock Island. Admission is free. The Tempest is thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote without collaborating with other authors. Beneath the comic themes about a ship crew stranded on the enchanted island, the show explores themes of family, betrayal, and forgiveness. Many scholars believe that Shakespeare wrote himself into this work. Prospero, the magician at the center of the show, engineers events to create the world... Read More

Jazzy Ash Leaping Into Quad-Cities

June 14th, 2019

The Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series will present its first ever summer residency June 15-19 with New Orleans jazz band Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards! The group will be putting on free performances around the QC region, including a Father’s day concert during the Freight House Farmer’s Market in Davenport (11:00 am June 16), at the Moline Public Library on June 17 at 6:30 pm, the LeClaire Community library outdoor plaza on June 18 at 6:00 pm (rain location: next door at the firehall, 201 N 15th St.), a free concert for Rock Island summer camps and the public at MLK Jr. Park... Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds!

June 14th, 2019

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds will be transformed into a Juneteenth Festival this weekend! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport) this Saturday Jun 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join the Friends of MLK for a day filled with family-friendly entertainment! Enjoy dance performances, gospel groups, Welcome Ceremony, and open-air market featuring local and regional vendors, Food Truck Alley and the 3rd Annual Miss Juneteenth Pageant. Listen to live music from Jazzy Ash & The Leapin’ Lizards, Dwayne Hodges from 10 of Soul, the QC Temptations... Read More

Keller Williams Grateful Grass Coming To Quad-Cities

June 13th, 2019

Alternating Currents festival will kick-off with headliner Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and Max Weinberg’s Jukebox on Thursday, August 22 at the Adler Theatre, Davenport. Tickets ($35 & $45) will go on sale this Friday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) Patrons will also have the opportunity to shake hands with Max Weinberg by adding on an exclusive meet and greet experience! Keller Williams is one of the best-known names in bluegrass music.  In his latest project, Keller... Read More

Explore the Truth About Dinosaurs at Niabi Zoo

June 13th, 2019

Did you know we have living dinosaurs walking our planet present day? Where are they?  What are they eating? Experience Dinosaur Day at Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Rd. Coal Valley) this Saturday Jun 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come see evidence to answer the question, “Are dinosaurs alive?” Participate in hands-on learning activities all day on the Festival Lawn and a special Dinosaurs Alive program at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., also on the Festival Lawn. Dinosaur Day activities are included with the price of admission – all admission supports conservation and education initiatives at Niabi... Read More

Microbrew Mile Series and Craft Beer Festival Returns!

June 12th, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, are you ready for the area’s most highly anticipated kick-off to summer event? That’s right, the 6th Annual Micro Brew Mile Road Race and Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us! These two amazing events will be happening this Saturday Jun 15 in Downtown Moline! Come out for the area’s only 1-mile and 6K road race and stay for the delectable and downright delicious Craft Beer Festival, afterwards! Whether you are an avid runner or prefer a leisurely stroll through Downtown Moline, there is a race option for you! The check-in location on the day of the race will be at 5th Avenue... Read More

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