Sunday - May 27, 2018
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Deadline For Artists Market Coming Up!

May 26th, 2018

The Rock Island Artists’ Market has announced the sign-up deadline for artists, crafters and growers interested in participating in the first market of the 2018 season. Completed applications must be turned in at Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island by 6 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018.   The Rock Island Artists’ Market is beginning its third season Sunday, June 10, 2018. The market will take place on the second Sunday of each month, June through October, from 12-4 pm. Applications received after May 31 will be considered for the remainder of the market season.   The... Read More

Very Hungry Caterpillar Exhibit Crawls To Family Museum

May 26th, 2018

A very hungry caterpillar is crawling into the Family Museum! Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit opens at 9 a.m. May 26, at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Co-organized by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, Very Eric Carle is the first North American traveling exhibit for children inspired by the art of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle. At this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. His classic... Read More

‘Solo’ Doesn’t Drive Like A Ford, But It’s A Fun Ride

May 26th, 2018

It’s always hard to replace a legend, even more so to replace an icon, and that’s the weakness of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” a good and entertaining ride of a “Star Wars” flick, but one that still pales a bit for lack of a substantial spark from its titular star. Alden Ehrenreich has the difficult role of stepping in for Harrison Ford, whose rough charisma was one of the highlights of the original “Star Wars” trilogy and its subsequent sequels. Ford is an inimitable actor, an icon of action-adventure, so it’s a nigh impossible task to fill his shoes. Ehrenreich is… ok. He’s... Read More

Have A Blue Sunday

May 25th, 2018

Are you a fan of Funday Sunday? Well then you need to try out Bluesday Sunday! Rascal’s Live Music Venue (1414 15th Street Moline) is kicking off the summer right with Bluesday Sunday! Every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. you can come enjoy live blues music, great drink specials and more! And there’s no cover charge! Must be 21 and over to attend. This Sunday May 27, live music will be performed by Ricardo Burris & The Sinners featuring Chris Avey, Bryan West and Ian Farmer. For upcoming bands, check out http://www.rascalslive.com/calendar/index.html or follow Rascal’s on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rascalslive/. Round... Read More

‘Some Girls’ Brings Controversy, Heat To Playcrafters

May 24th, 2018

The controversial and risqué romantic drama and dark comedy “Some Girls,” by provocative author Neil LaBute, will be performed at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, May 24-26 at Playcrafters Barn Theater, 4950 35th Ave. The show, Starring Adam Cerny, Sydney Dexter, Alex Richardson, Pamela Crouch and Alice Guzman, involves a writer whose career is blossoming, who is celebrating as his beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by his side, who gets nervous and starts calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms,... Read More

Splash In For The First Water Ski Show

May 24th, 2018

The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Team are officially kicking of the 2018 season this weekend! Sunday May 27 at 6:30 marks the First Water Ski Show of 2018! The show will take place at Ben Williamson Park, located at 5000 44th Street (44th Street and the Rock River) Rock Island. The Backwater Gamblers perform free water ski shows every Wednesday and Sunday at 6:30 pm on the Rock River in Rock Island. The shows begin this weekend and continue through the summer until Labor Day weekend. The shows last approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute intermission in which donations are accepted. The... Read More

It’s Pool Time Again At White Water!

May 23rd, 2018

Catch yourself daydreaming about warm sunny days spent at the local swimming pool? Soon, you can turn those daydreams into a reality! Whitewater Junction’s Opening Day is upon us! On Saturday May 26, the Whitewater Junction season will be kicking off with a splash! They will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages three and older. Ages two and under are free with a paid adult. The evening swim rate (from 6-8 p.m.) is only $5. You can also get a punch pass for $67.50 (10 punches) and $87.00 (15 punches). For season pass information and holiday closings, visit https://www.rigov.org/1280/Rates-and-Hours. Whitewater... Read More

Have A Great Weekend At Colona Memorial Day Fest

May 22nd, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and no other town in the Quad Cities Area celebrates quite like this one. That’s right, it is time for the Colona Memorial Day Festival! The Colona Memorial Day celebration started as a small-town parade forty-eight years ago and has now exploded into a four-day festival of fun! People come from all over to enjoy the carnival rides and games, food vendors, beer garden concerts, horseshoe tournament and parade.   Here is this year’s schedule of events: Thursday, May 24 Carnival Hours: 5-9pm ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9pm) Friday, May 25 Carnival... Read More

Ride On In For Bikes, Blues and BBQ

May 22nd, 2018

Are you ready to kick off the summer with some Bikes, Blues & BBQ? Wieblers Harley-Davidson (5320 Corporate Park Dr Davenport) hosts their 7th Annual Kick-Off the Summer with Bikes, Blues & BBQ this Saturday May 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Big G George Schulz will be your host for this exciting event. Come celebrate with live music from Blues Rock-It! Enjoy raffles, great food from Smokin’ Butt BBQ and ice cold beer! Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win a Wieblers $500 Shopping Spree Give-Away. You can also enter the Bike Show and Pin-Up Girl Contest, brought to you by True Pinups... Read More

Hops Into Shops With Hops

May 17th, 2018

There’s a new event coming to historic downtown LeClaire this weekend Shops with Hops is happening Saturday May 19 from 3-6 p.m. in downtown LeClaire. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shops-with-hops-tickets-44572445384. Must be 21 and over to attend this event. Come stroll through LeClaire’s downtown boutiques and sample craft beers from some of the best breweries around. You will receive your own unique 5 oz. taster glass to sample each craft beer and to take home as a souvenir. Enjoy delicious craft beers from Backpocket Brewing, Galena Brewing... Read More