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Forget Waldo, It’s ‘Where’s Bernie?’ Now!

January 24th, 2021

Forget Waldo. The heck with Carmen Sandiego. The real question the past few days has been, “Where’s Bernie now?” Ever since the hilarious and singular picture of Bernie Sanders at the Biden inauguration dropped — featuring a stern and cold looking Sanders bundled up in a giant parka and wearing funky mittens — it’s been a huge sensation. People have been having a blast photoshopping the Vermont Senator and putting him into outrageous situations. We’ve been enjoying the memes and posts just as much as you have. And we’ve also been putting together... Read More

From The Craziness Of Bucktown To A Highway To The Danger Zone, Here’s The FUN10!

January 24th, 2021

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

Davenport Public Library Presents “Visible Mending Workshop” YouTube Series

January 23rd, 2021

Looking for something to do during the dark days of winter? Join us for our Visible Mending programming! Over 8 weeks beginning January 19 at 2:00 pm, we’ll talk about visible mending and practice several mending techniques. Some examples include felt patches, boro patching, sashiko stitching, weaving, applique, and reverse applique. In the final episode, we’ll make an (optional) drawstring bag. Episode 1 can be caught up on here: https://youtu.be/Hkird9OjWpI A limited number of kits will be available which contain some but not all of the materials needed. You do NOT need a kit to participate... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Executive Director Ami Porter To Retire

January 23rd, 2021

The board of directors of the Quad City Botanical Center announced the upcoming retirement of Executive Director Ami Porter effective in May. Porter has led the organization since 2010 and started at the Center in 1998. “It has been such an honor to serve the Botanical Center and this community. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished, and I will be leaving the Botanical Center in a great position to propel forward, despite the difficulties we endured in 2020 due to the pandemic. I am humbled to have so many volunteers help us year after year, including board members,” stated Porter.... Read More

Quad-Cities Photographers Bring Special Vision to New Bettendorf Exhibit, United Way Campaign

January 23rd, 2021

Saturday In The Arts offers an in-depth look at a local person, trend or event of interest in the Quad-Cities. It runs weekly on your free local media for arts and entertainment, QuadCities.com. Joe Maciejko has been shooting beautiful photos for far longer than Paige Magistrelli has been alive, but both passionate Bettendorf residents are among 23 area artists who will have their photography on display in February at the Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Five other Q-C photographers are part of a new ongoing campaign to promote the work and purpose of United Way Quad... Read More

BRASSFEST 2021 Presented Virtually Jan. 24

January 22nd, 2021

The Western Illinois University School of Music Brass Faculty and BCA present BRASSFEST 2021 on Sunday, Jan. 24. The annual BRASSFEST is an all-day event that features performances by the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and guest artists, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and opportunities to play in and learn about various brass ensemble settings. Due to measures to protect against the novel coronavirus, BRASSFEST 2021 will present live one-hour virtual masterclasses with featured guest artists: David Bilger, principal trumpet, Philadelphia Orchestra; Elizabeth Freimuth, principal horn, Cincinnati... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Bringing Love Stories To You For Valentine’s Day

January 22nd, 2021

Love Stories will be presented by Ballet Quad Cities February 11-13 at The Outing Club, 2109 Brady Street, Davenport. The menu for entertainment and dinner, as well as other details, are as follows: February 11 &12 at 5:30pm – Burgers and Ballet are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s weekend! Enjoy a causal evening of fabulous dance entertainment and dinner. Doors open at 5:30 for cocktails February 13 at 2:00pm – Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous dance entertainment in the grand ball room at The Outing Club. Doors open at 1:00 for beverages and assorted dessert available... Read More

Toxic Blonde Mixing It Up Saturday at Gypsy Highway

January 22nd, 2021

Attention Rock and Roll Fans: Come out for a night of fun and party at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Gypsy Highway, 2606 W. Locust St., Davenport! Toxic Blonde is an Iowa-based rock band quickly gaining attention for its intense and energetic live performances. Featuring some of the areas finest musicians, Toxic Blonde is the perfect mix of entertainment and technical skill. Covering everything from Prince to Van Halen, each show is a must-see event. $5 drink tickets at the door!  Read More

Davenport Public Library’s Winter Reading Program: Hibernate With a Good Book

January 22nd, 2021

Hibernate with a good book! Join the Library’s annual all-ages Winter Reading Program for a chance to win prizes this winter. From January 19th through February 27th, participants will receive one grand prize drawing entry for every book you read. Participate on Beanstack at davenportlibrary.beanstack.com or by picking up grand prize entry slips at our Fairmount and Eastern branches. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds to Host 2021 Q-C Battle of the Bands on March 20, After St. Pat’s Day Bash

January 22nd, 2021

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, plans to host two major music events at its big Fair Center in March. A St. Patrick’s Day Bash is scheduled for March 12-13, and the planned lineup is: Friday — Roadside Circus, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Project X 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday — Doug Brundies, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Of 40, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (plus Flying Leprechauns at 3), Electric Shock, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Casey Muessigmann, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tomb, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Cheese Pizza, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Mask up Quad Cities and let’s... Read More