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Rock Island Frieze Lectures To Focus on Old, New Pandemics

October 15th, 2020

Given that 2020 is certainly a year for the history books, it’s no surprise that the 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series for the Rock Island Public Library takes a deeper look at our reaction to global pandemics, past and present. The free, two-part series will be presented by Augustana College professors with expertise in history and public health. The following lectures will be offered online at 2 p.m. on two Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27 – Tuesday, Oct 20: Why We Forgot the 1918 Flu: A Historian Looks at a Century of Pandemics. Dr. Lendol Calder, professor of history at Augustana College,... Read More

MWC Press Releases Debut Novel by X.H. Collins During Livestream Event Today

October 15th, 2020

Flowing Water, Falling Flowers by Xixuan Collins, a new tome from Midwest Writing Center Press + Xixuan Collins, will be released during a livestream from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on Zoom and Facebook Live. The event is free. Local book fans are invited to join MWC  for the release of Xixuan Collins’s debut novel, Falling Water, Falling Flowers. The event will include a reading from the book, conversation between Collins and author Misty Urban, Q+A, and giveaways. Email sarah.elgatian@mwcqc.org to RSVP to the Zoom event! Xixuan was born in Hechuan, Sichuan Province, China, grew up in Kangding, on... Read More

Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe on Facebook

October 12th, 2020

Every Tuesday in October the Davenport Public Library brings Creepy Tales with Edgar Allan Poe to Facebook Live. From 4 – 4:30 p.m. you can visit https://www.facebook.com/davenportlibrary/live_videos/ for a live reading of a classic story or poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Learn more about his history and his life, while enjoying a creepy tale. THIS SPACE For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Are You A Quad-Cities Musician Looking For Airplay? Check Out QC Beats!

October 3rd, 2020

QC Beats, an online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from local musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created to showcase original music from Quad City musicians. Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community. QC Beats will also help support local musicians by paying them a $100 honorarium and feature artist biographies, upcoming show... Read More

Changing Climates: 13th Annual Project Series

September 29th, 2020

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Ambrose University, the annual Project Series is an academic year’s worth of lectures, exhibits, art, and performances revolving around a central theme. This year’s theme is Changing Climates: From Rising Seas to Societal Needs. Follow the link for full event descriptions, links and more: http://www.sau.edu/college-of-arts-and…/changing-climates   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Quad Cities Marathon Goes Virtual! Last Day To Complete Your Run Is Sunday

September 26th, 2020

Since the first race in 1998, The TBK Quad Cities Marathon has become a Midwest favorite. Touching four cities, this hometown favorite draws runners from all over the country for a weekend full of activities leading up to the big event on Sunday! This year, the TBK Quad Cities Marathon has gone VIRTUAL! Runners have been completing Marathons, Half Marathons, 5ks, 1-miles and kids’ races since Sep 1. The final date to complete your distance is this Sunday Sep 27 (when the in-person activities WOULD HAVE taken place). While the traditional race expo will not take place this year, there will be... Read More

Coming Home: Livestream Concert

September 21st, 2020

Award-winning composer, pianist, and music professor William Campbell will livestream his heart-felt music straight from the semi-concert grand piano in his own home. Coming Home: Livestream Concert will take place this Friday Sep 25 from 7 – 8 p.m. online. This special “Coming Home” concert will feature music from his 2011 album, including his arrangement of the SAU alma mater Ambrosian Oaks (“Finlandia”), and newer pieces from his forthcoming album. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1042748776148284 for more information.     For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears

September 16th, 2020

Join the St. Ambrose University Music Department virtually for Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears this Friday Sep 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. SAU Teaching Artists Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears perform music for bassoon and piano, including selections by Mozart, Tansman, Mediņš, Garšnek, and Rivé-King. The concert will be live-streamed on the SAU Music Facebook page. Casual Classics concerts are like a musical happy-hour, and now you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or office, with your favorite snack and drink!   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Challenges Community to Create Equity

September 15th, 2020

Most every American civil rights struggle throughout history has sought a simple solution – equality. For one segment of the population to earn and enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It’s not been easy, to say the least. In addition to this year’s devastating coronavirus epidemic, catastrophic unemployment, social isolation and extreme weather events, the nation has been convulsed for months over the Black Lives Matter movement and related protests. United Way Quad Cities has capitalized on this unique time to offer a 21-Day Equity Challenge. In one of two remaining... Read More

Virtual Artist Talk with Cara Romero Slated For Figge Art Museum Thursday

September 9th, 2020

Join the Figge Art Museum virtually this Thursday Sep 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a Virtual Artist Talk with Cara Romero. Cara Romero is a member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. Romero will discuss her photographic practice and the use of technology in her recent work. Guests will be invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the talk. Romero’s photographs can be seen in private and museum collections worldwide. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West. This live online program is free but advanced registration is... Read More

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