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Wrigley Aims for Home Run as Music Guild Comes Up to Bat With “Matilda”

August 4th, 2021
Wrigley Aims for Home Run as Music Guild Comes Up to Bat With “Matilda”

Two years after its Moline theatrical colleague staged it, “Matilda: The Musical” will take its first bow at Quad City Music Guild on Aug. 6-8 and 12-15, at Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl (who penned the 1988 children’s book), the Tony Award-winning “Matilda: The Musical” (which debuted on Broadway in 2013) is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly... Read More

Want To Learn To Ice Skate? Sign Up Now With Davenport Parks And Rec!

August 4th, 2021
Want To Learn To Ice Skate? Sign Up Now With Davenport Parks And Rec!

Never skated before? Not to worry! The Learn to Skate program offers a variety of classes for people of all ages seeking to learn. The traditional 8-week sessions run year-round. This season the following levels will be offered: Beginner Snowplow, Basic Skills, Free Skate, Hockey, and Adult classes. Continued small class sizes throughout the Fall. Registration deadline is 8/23. Classes begin 8/26 and 8/28. Fee: $80-96 Res / $100-120 Non-Res Back by popular demand, Home School Learn to Skate has added an 8-week midday class on Mondays specifically for Home School students. Registration deadline... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters Presents World Debut Of ‘The Whistlebower’s Dilemma’

August 4th, 2021
Moline's Playcrafters Presents World Debut Of 'The Whistlebower's Dilemma'

Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents the world wide premiere of… The Whistleblower’s Dilemma by Jim Sederquist Rated PG for Adult Themes Dramedy Directed by Mike Turczynski Man finds fraud in factory. Fraudster frames man. Man conspires with friend on new fraud to frame fraudster and save factory. Concurrently, investigator suspects fraud in factory. Investigator invited by friend’s sister to visit town, but investigator’s manager forbids investigator from formally inquiring about fraud at factory. Man meets investigator. Can the man and the friend forestall the investigator who can’t... Read More

Locash Playing The Grandstand At The Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

August 4th, 2021
Locash Playing The Grandstand At The Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

Locash is the grandstand performer at 8 p.m. tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fair, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! For tickets, CLICK HERE! Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life,” followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified... Read More

Get The Full Schedule For Mississippi Valley Fair Day Two Here!

August 4th, 2021
Get The Full Schedule For Mississippi Valley Fair Day Two Here!

Planning on going to the Mississippi Valley Fair today? There’s plenty going on at the fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, and we’ve got your handy schedule of the complete day’s events right here! Click below to get a full rundown of what’s up, from ag displays to Locash:  Read More

Codfish Hollow Requiring Proof Of Vaccinations To Attend Concerts

August 4th, 2021
Codfish Hollow Requiring Proof Of Vaccinations To Attend Concerts

Following the path of many venues in larger cities across the nation, and New York City, Codfish Hollow Barnstormers has announced they will require concert attendees to bring proof of vaccinations to attend their shows. The venue posted the following on their facebook last night: ATTENTION: Do you need a refund because you are not getting vaccinated? Hit us up via email and we will MOST HAPPILY refund you. Please include show and number of tickets you wish refunded. Thanks! This was accompanied by a lengthy post about their change in policy: In accordance with recommendations by the CDC and thoughtful... Read More

Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

August 3rd, 2021
Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

It’s been an especially long, hard road to reopening live theater for Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players and company veteran Jennifer Kingry. She last directed at RHP for “The 39 Steps” in August 2019 and was in the midst of rehearsing the comedy “Becky’s New Car” in March 2020, when Covid-19 shut everything down. The Barn Theatre is finally opening their long-awaited 2021 season with John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 romantic comedy, “Outside Mullingar” – directed by Kingry – with performances Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 5-15, in Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo, within a week of... Read More

Do You Want The FULL Schedule Of Music At The Mississippi Valley Fair? Here It is!

August 3rd, 2021
Do You Want The FULL Schedule Of Music At The Mississippi Valley Fair? Here It is!

There are TONS of bands of all styles and stripes coming to the Mississippi Valley Fair starting tonight! After a covid-marred year in 2020, the Mississippi Valley Fair is back at the Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! There’s so much going on, and so much to see, and here’s a rundown of the schedule of bands for the entire week: PAVILION TUESDAY 4-7 HAP HAZZARD 7:30-12 CORPORATE ROCK WEDNESDAY 4-7 FAR OUT 283 7:30-12 WILD OATS THURSDAY 4-7 MOONSHINE RUN 7:30-12 MEGALORD FRIDAY 4-7 JUST CUZ 7:30-12 NORTH OF 40 SATURDAY 4-7 CROOKED CACTUS 7:30-12 NUCLEAR PLOW BOYS SUNDAY 4-7 STONE... Read More

Get Revved Up For World Series Of Drag Racing Tearing Into Cordova International Raceway

August 3rd, 2021
Get Revved Up For World Series Of Drag Racing Tearing Into Cordova International Raceway

Ready for some racing later this month? Start your engines! Drag Racing legends Don “Big Daddy” Garlits and Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick will serve as the Grand Marshals for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, August 27-29 at Cordova International Raceway. Garlits and Beswick will participate in pre-race ceremonies Saturday evening. Additionally, they will be available for meet and greets as well as autographs Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing start at just $35 for Friday, $45 Saturday, and $15... Read More

Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

August 3rd, 2021
Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

There are awesome opportunities this year for young Quad-Cities filmmakers to gain valuable experience and have fun with Fresh Films! Here’s the latest: Fresh Films Academies Quad Cities – Applications open for host locations! What: Fresh Films will deliver project-based film instruction on professional equipment on site at up to 4 Quad Cities high schools or youth clubs at no cost to the host organization. When: October 2021-May 2022 | Thursdays 4-6:30pm Where: On site at host school or organization Who: 12-25 youth per location, open to all QC high schools and youth organizations... Read More