Thursday - August 22, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Deadbeat Beat Beating A Path To Rozz Tox

August 22nd, 2019

They’ve got the beat, and so will you if you check out Deadbeat Beat, beating a path to the door of Rock Island’s Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Sunday. The Detroit band is hitting the stage with a show starting at 7 p.m., with Dark Family and ID Noir, in support of the 8/2 release of their sophomore album How Far on Arrowhawk Records and Crystal Palace.   Deadbeat Beat took shape as the natural extension of a friendship begun in high school by drummer/vocalist Maria Nuccilli (Outrageous Cherry) and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Alex Glendening (Tyvek, Stef Chura, The Moles) with... Read More

Enjoy Some Pints for Preservation at Niabi Zoo!

August 21st, 2019

Ever caught yourself walking around the zoo and thinking, ‘I could really use a drink’? If you have, then this is just the event for you! Niabi Zoo is hosting their annual Pints for Preservation this Friday Aug 23 from 6-10 p.m. This fundraiser will help benefit the expansion of current exhibits and addition of new exhibits. Must be 21 or older to attend. Drink stations will be available for participants to discover new beers and wines. There will be samples from over 20 breweries represented!! You can also enjoy some live music while you are exploring the zoo at night! Discover new beers and... Read More

66th Annual World Series of Drag Racing Zooms Back into Cordova

August 21st, 2019

The Granddaddy of them all is here this weekend! The 66th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing will take place this Friday Aug 23, Saturday Aug 24 and Sunday Aug 25 at Cordova International Raceway (19425 IL-84 Cordova). Del Worsham, a three-time IHRA and NHRA world champion, will bring two Funny Car entries to the iconic event, along with IHRA and NHRA veteran Jack Wyatt. Dom Lagana, the fastest driver in IHRA history with a world record speed of over 338 mph, and two-time IHRA World Champion Bruce Litton will rocket down the strip in their Top Fuel dragsters. General admission... Read More

Peace, Love, and the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell’s Birthday Bash

August 20th, 2019

Come celebrate the Birthday and life of Ellis Kell with a two-day vinyl record sale and musical swap meet! Peace, Love, and the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell’s Birthday Bash will take place on Friday Aug 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Multiple vendors will be selling vinyl albums, amps, instruments, and other musical wares, all while being serenaded by sets from local musicians and guest DJ’s that knew and loved Ellis.  A portion of all proceeds will benefit The Karli Rose Kell Music Scholarship Fund, River Music... Read More

Experience a Journey to Joy at THE Market’s Summer Social!

August 19th, 2019

Where can you find 60+ vendors with the best handmade decor, sweet treats, clothing boutiques for women, children and men, bath and body collections, vintage/antique, plants, and everything in between? At THE Market! Celebrate summer at THE Market: A Journey to Joy’s (1800 17th Avenue Moline) Summer Social this Friday Aug 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Summer Social will host the 36 vendors from THE Market, 20+ guest vendors, food trucks, Country Style Ice Cream, live music, and make-and-take workshops! A $5 entry fee will benefit Dress for Success Quad Cities... Read More

Free Community Yoga Returns to the TaxSlayer!

August 18th, 2019

This time of year, schedules get busier and life can feel more overwhelming. As the weather starts to get colder, those aches and pains can also rear their ugly heads. So why not take advantage of an amazing and free program to help with relaxation techniques and healthy lifestyle tips? Howard Health Quarters is at it again with another amazing Free Community Yoga event! This one of a kind Yoga presentation will be held at the TaxSlayer Center (1201 River Drive Moline) on Saturday Nov 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come for Yoga or just come to visit with vendors! This session, designed for all levels... Read More

PaperFest Cutting Into Quad-Cities Next Weekend

August 18th, 2019

PaperFest, a new visual arts event in the Quad Cities, will include art demos and family-friendly hands-on art activities, all with paper. Activities planned are paper book folding, foam core sculpture, origami, collage and paper making. Artists involved include: Bucktown multi-media artist Linda Hardin, Carolyn Krueger who teaches ceramics, owns The ARTery and directs MidCoast Gallery West in Rock Island, Illinois, Rose Patton of Seven Orchids Gallery in Bucktown, David Smith who owns Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois, and DeSoto Studio (Rock Island) artist Amber Williams. There is... Read More

Alternating Currents Flow into Downtown Davenport

August 17th, 2019

Music.  Film.  Comedy.  Art. That’s right, Alternating Currents returns to Downtown Davenport. Alternating Currents, now in its 3rd year, will take place from Thursday Aug 22 through Sunday Aug 25, and will include 100 + performances and events throughout 17 different venues. Come celebrate the Birthday and life of Ellis Kell with a two-day vinyl record sale and musical swap meet Friday Aug 23 from 4 -8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the River Center (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)!  Multiple vendors will be selling vinyl albums, amps, instruments, and other musical wares,... Read More

The Learning Campus Discovery Fair Providing Fun for the Entire Family!

August 16th, 2019

Are you ready for some free family fun this weekend? Hosted by the Bettendorf Public Library with support from the Family Museum, The Learning Campus Discovery Fair will take place this Saturday Aug 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf). The Learning Campus Discovery Fair is a day filled with free learning and fun for the whole family! Experiences include: Magic Hovercraft Rides Hands-On Science Pottery Bubbles Drawing Water Colors Clowning Paper Rockets Flower Arrangement   Additional activities:  Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations,... Read More

Looking To Raise Money? Storm Ready To Help Community In Season Two

August 15th, 2019

The Quad City Storm promised to be the “community’s team” during their inaugural season last year and they put their money where their promise was. After the team won the league’s community service award in June, the final $1000 check was delivered to United Way bringing the total to over $170,000 back to the Quad Cities community. “We want this program to grow and we want to show nonprofits and companies how to do it,” said Storm President, Gwen Tombergs. “The Give Back program is a win/win for the Storm and our community. If someone brings a group to a Storm game, we give them a... Read More

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