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Ani DiFranco, Or Bonnie Jovanko, Coming To Maquoketa’s Codfish Hollow… But When?

June 10th, 2021
Ani DiFranco, Or Bonnie Jovanko, Coming To Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow... But When?

Call me a gamblin’ man, but I have a really strong feeling alt-rock legend Ani DiFranco is coming to Codfish Hollow and there’s going to be an official announcement soon. Tiff, the Queen of Codfish Hollow, posted on her Facebook last night, the following not-so-cryptic message: “Just confirmed the first show of the season with a musician whose name rhymes with Connie HiPlanko!!! Hint: she used my library once. Holy hell. It’s her first show back since covid too… and our first show. It’s true love!” Now, either there’s an incredibly underground and... Read More

Doc Gives A Full-Throated (And Bellied) Review For Davenport’s The Half Nelson

June 10th, 2021
Doc Gives A Full-Throated (And Bellied) Review For Davenport's The Half Nelson

As restaurants struggle to reinvent themselves, The Half Nelson reimagines the world around it. Walking in you’ll see a world transformed to a time when things bamboozled you. I feel completely underdressed! Maybe I should be wearing a nice suit and slick my hair back with some Dapper Dan. Whatever the case, the Half Nelson is bringing the 1920’s to the 2020’s with a little style and panache. I wish I could say that I found this time machine located in Downtown Davenport towards the end of 2nd Street. Instead, I was invited and treated by Chef Philip Pridemore. This Chef... Read More

TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

June 10th, 2021
TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

After its first ride in 1978, the ride known affectionately as “TOMRV” (pronounced tom-rahvv) returns this weekend.  TOMRV stands for Tour of the Mississippi River Valley.  Hosted by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, it has grown in ridership over the years.  In 2019, most of the 950 riders were from Iowa and Illinois, although 15 other states were represented.  It was cancelled in 2020.  This year 500 people have registered so far. TOMRV is a two-day cycling adventure on scenic paved roads, through rolling Midwest farmland, quaint little towns, and along the big, beautiful Mississippi River. ... Read More

Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

June 10th, 2021
Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

It’s looking like a beautiful summer weekend, and you’re looking to get out and have fun! But what’s going on this weekend? Check out your Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast, every Thursday morning on QuadCities.com! From car shows to Fresh Wax to Corporate Rock to Hate Mail and more, it’s your look at the area entertainment scene’s highlights this weekend, in your Weekend in 2 Minutes! Here’s the link, for your listening pleasure!  Read More

Putnam in Davenport Hosts “Gateway to Space Weekend” June 12-13

June 9th, 2021
Putnam in Davenport Hosts “Gateway to Space Weekend” June 12-13

The Putnam Museum and Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, will host a “Gateway to Space Weekend” on June 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature the Iowa State University FLEx, a mobile learning program including virtual reality, 3D printing, augmented reality and more. The weekend will include expert speakers including Dino Milani (Vice President of Popular Astronomy Club) and Dr. Paul Sipiera (Professor Emeritus of Geology and Astronomy from William Rainey Harper College). Visitors outdoors will be able to explore the Popular Astronomy Club Mobile Observatory, while... Read More

This Week In Artists In Conversation: Books To Spark Your Creativity To New Heights

June 9th, 2021
This Week In Artists In Conversation: Books To Spark Your Creativity To New Heights

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! Hi. Hello. I am an artist. You are an artist. And this is a conversation. So, technically it’s still Artists in Conversation… right?… This week’s feature has... Read More

Quad Cities Cultural Trust “Paints the Town” in Community Celebration

June 9th, 2021
Quad Cities Cultural Trust “Paints the Town” in Community Celebration

For a blissful few hours on a sun-kissed Tuesday in downtown Davenport, there was finally no coronavirus, no social distancing, no masks, no worries. There was a heavenly sense of normalcy outside River Music Experience at 2nd and Main streets, as the Quad Cities Cultural Trust (QCCT) presented a free four-hour festival – “Paint the Town” – as it celebrated exceeding its ambitious fundraising goal with its six funded partners. Representatives from those invaluable nonprofit groups – RME, Quad City Botanical Center, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum &... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Okey Dokey with Listen Coming To Davenport’s Raccoon Motel

June 9th, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Okey Dokey with Listen Coming To Davenport's Raccoon Motel

Davenport‘s Raccoon Motel is pleased to announce that on OCT. 17 and 24 OKEY DOKEY w/special guests :: LISTEN  will be playing at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale NOW for members and Friday, June 11 at 10 am for general public. TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! For more info, see www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Shots N Giggles Returning To Rock Island Speakeasy June 19!

June 9th, 2021
Shots N Giggles Returning To Rock Island Speakeasy June 19!

The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history is back on June 19! LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME FOR THIS SHOW!! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! Reserve your tickets by calling 309-786-7733 ext 2 or online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Because... Read More

Renew Moline Hires New Operations and Communications Director

June 8th, 2021
Renew Moline Hires New Operations and Communications Director

Renew Moline has named Liz Nolte, a Quad-City native and local nonprofit development professional, as its new Operations and Communications Director. Nolte currently serves as the Director of Alumni and Annual Giving at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, and will transition to her new role on June 14th. Nolte has more than 10 years of experience working in nonprofit development, marketing communication, and community engagement. Nolte will oversee Renew Moline’s operations, strategic social media and communications efforts, and community outreach focusing on memberships, partnerships,... Read More