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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

Looking To Adopt A New Dog? Meet Miss Marley, Our Latest Pet Of The Week!

August 3rd, 2021
Looking To Adopt A New Dog? Meet Miss Marley, Our Latest Pet Of The Week!

QuadCities.com is proud and happy to announce we’re partnering with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center! Every week, we’ll be featuring their Pet of the Week, helping for find new homes for great dogs and cats! (And in some weeks, we’ll be featuring extra pets for your perusal on other days as well!) If you’re looking for a new pet, we encourage you to adopt, and please check out the Pet of the Week from Quad City Animal Welfare Center, today and every Tuesday on QuadCities.com! And here’s this week’s Pet of the Week… Miss Marley is ready for her debut! Marley is a Pittie... 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

Jason Aldean Playing Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

August 3rd, 2021
Jason Aldean Playing Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

Jason Aldean is the grandstand performer at 8 p.m. tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fair, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! For tickets, CLICK HERE! After almost 15 years at the top of his format, three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Aldean has seen trends come and go. He’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, like a Country-music Columbus making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip-hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul—most... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fair Starts Today! Here’s The Full Schedule Of Events!

August 3rd, 2021
Mississippi Valley Fair Starts Today! Here's The Full Schedule Of Events!

The Fair is here! 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, along with some handy dandy pictures of all the events today:  Read More

Opening the Box: Collections about the Historic Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

August 3rd, 2021
Opening the Box: Collections about the Historic Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Join us Friday, August 6th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. August’s topic is an overview of collections about the Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds. Uncover the history and the important role the Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds had in shaping the growth of Davenport and surrounding communities. This presentation is open to any interested in learning more about our archives and manuscript collections. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about... Read More

REVIEW: Thrilling, Energetic “Newsies” at Countryside Worthy of a Pulitzer in Performance

August 2nd, 2021
REVIEW: Thrilling, Energetic “Newsies” at Countryside Worthy of a Pulitzer in Performance

It’s hard to go wrong with “Disney’s Newsies: The Musical.” But that doesn’t mean at all that it’s easy to get right. The glorious, massive show – given an expert, exhilarating production by Countryside Community Theatre – is a classic “underdog vs. topdog” battle. Scrappy, poor, relentlessly tenacious newspaper carriers (the newsies) go on strike after the cold, conniving, egomaniacal publishing titan Joseph Pulitzer hikes the cost they must pay to sell copies – in a bid to boost his bottom line. In the pre-broadcasting days, circa 1899, newspapers were THE king of communication... Read More

Cambridge Summer Community Theater Program Starts Tuesday with “Tom ‘n’ Huck”

August 2nd, 2021
Cambridge Summer Community Theater Program Starts Tuesday with “Tom ‘n’ Huck”

On Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, Cambridge’s College Square Park will be the site of a summer theater performance of Craig Sodaro’s “Tom ‘n’ Huck,” starting at 7:30 p.m. The play is the first performance of a summer community theater program, thanks to the support of the summer AIM Program through the Henry Stark Bureau Regional Office of Education. The AIM Program has been a part of Cambridge Schools for over five years, but this is the first public play. Admission is free to the public. The story revolves around the irrepressible Tom Sawyer, his best buddy Huck Finn, and many other beloved... Read More

NEW CONCERT ALERT! Re-Tooled Righteous Brothers to Perform at Davenport’s Adler Theatre Oct. 9

August 2nd, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Re-Tooled Righteous Brothers to Perform at Davenport’s Adler Theatre Oct. 9

Nearly 60 years after first launching the vocal duo that made history, Bill Medley will bring a new Righteous Brothers to play the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets will go on sale Friday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.) and online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $50, $60, $70 and $90. With a string of No. 1 classics, including the “most played song in radio history,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Debuting ‘Matilda’ Next Weekend

August 2nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Debuting 'Matilda' Next Weekend

Quad City Music Guild will present “Matilda: The Musical” August 6-7-8 & 12-13-14-15, with shows Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11. Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical 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.... Read More