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Dave Chappelle’s Surprise Special 8:46 Is Searing And Necessary

June 16th, 2020

There’s nothing seemingly structured. There’s nothing seemingly rehearsed. And that’s PART of what makes Chapelle’s surprise special on YouTube, aptly entitled 8:46 (after both the amount of time George Floyd was choked to death on film, and a surprising detail about Chappelle’s own life) so searing and necessary. Like the movement itself and the 400+ years of oppression black humans have experienced, it is ragged and honest and brutal and unrefined. This dialogue Chappelle presents is something of this moment and something the world needs. It finds itself less stand up special... Read More

Welcome To The QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery!

June 16th, 2020

Welcome to the QuadCities.com Virtual Art Gallery! In this feature, we’re spotlighting area artists and their work. Every Tuesday we’ll feature a new local artist. It’s free and our way of showcasing awesome area artists and allowing them to include a link to their own online gallery or patreon! If you’d like to be included in the gallery, just send your bio, a headshot pic of yourself and up to a half-dozen .jpgs of your art to Sean@QuadCities.com. We look forward to adding YOU to the gallery! Our first artist to be featured is… Tom Vaccaro is an artist who specializes... Read More

Nutrition at Noon: Meal Plan Like a Pro

June 15th, 2020

Discover the best way to become and stay healthy through meal planning! Join Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Nina Struss, RD, LDN for a virtual informative and interactive class designed to build or enhance your meal planning skills to provide (mostly) healthy meals for you and your family. Nutrition at Noon: Meal Plan Like a Pro takes place on Friday Jun 19 from 12 – 12:30 p.m. All participants will receive guidance on how to create a successful meal plan that fits your family’s style and needs. Resources will be provided! This class is free, but requires pre-registration to attend. We will be... Read More

Music on the Lawn Goes Virtual

June 14th, 2020

Summer at Deere-Wiman House always means great performances at their Music on the Lawn concerts series. This year, they’re still inviting Quad Cities daycare providers and local families to enjoy high energy, family-oriented concerts, but with a fresh twist to accommodate social distancing guidelines. We’re launching the Deere Family Homes YouTube Channel. Use this link to view the concert:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_fE8Yu73pde2VPtzJ8tUQ. On June 10th, the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House welcome their first featured musical guest, Amy Lowe. For an entire month, you can watch... Read More

QuadCities.com Wants To Produce Your Short Film! Enter Our Screenplay Contest!

June 11th, 2020

QuadCities.com, the area’s fastest growing and most trusted arts and entertainment resource, wants to produce your short screenplay! Filmmakers and QuadCities.com team members Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott will produce the winner of our ShortScreenplaySearch and the short film will be showcased on our website and social media platforms. The winner will be part of the entire production process and be given an inside look at independent filmmaking in the Quad-Cities. The guidelines: -All original material -Quad City resident -No more than 5 pages -Using iconic Quad City locations How it works: The... Read More

20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew

June 6th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center and Museum on Sunday, June 7th for “20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew,” presented over zoom by Kelly Lao, Executive Director of the GAHC. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, our lives have been shaped by the discoveries and creations of German and German Americans. Some left their homes to further their careers while others created their life’s work in the kitchen. In this presentation you will learn about 20 Germans whose work has likely touched your life. These are 20 Germans you didn’t know you knew. A zoom link... Read More

Virtual Classes at Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy

June 5th, 2020

While things in the Quad Cities are just now starting to open back up, not everyone is completely comfortable with venturing out into the wild. Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy understands this and is continuing to provide online virtual classes for those interested in continuing their art education. For a full list of classes, which range from Summer Acrylic Landscape to Life Drawings, please visit https://www.bereskinartgallery.com/shop/virtual-classes/29.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Enjoy Some Breakfast With Nahant Marsh

June 3rd, 2020

Grab a cup of coffee and join Nahant Marsh Education Center for a NahantLive! webinar on Turtle Research for June’s Breakfast Nature Club, this Friday Jun 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. Nahant Marsh staff has been monitoring turtle populations for a decade. You will learn about our recent and long-term findings, followed by a demonstration of live turtle trapping and data recording. Cost: $6 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UFw2aiRYRzWkP8ANvkaL9w   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Virtual Wine & Art with the Figge!

June 2nd, 2020

Join the Figge Art Museum for a Virtual Wine & Art night this Thursday Jun 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. online! Meghan Purcell will lead participants through various types of printmaking, using foam, cardboard, paint and markers to make fun prints inspired by the museum’s collection! Explore your own artistic expression using a variety of techniques with this uniquely spontaneous medium. This class will be taught virtually using Zoom with the Zoom code being provided after registration. Supply pick up date is Tuesday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m. unless otherwise arranged by contacting ballen@figgeartmuseum.org Instructor:... Read More

New Epstein Doc on Netflix Follows Dogged, Determined Pursuit of Justice

June 1st, 2020

America in late May 2020 turned into a dystopian hellscape of grief, loss, and rage. A relentless global pandemic has killed over 100,000 U.S. citizens just since March; 40 million are on unemployment; a nation has been tense, restless and confused in shutdown, and 75 cities were plunged into chaos and violence this past weekend as thousands protested racial inequality and police brutality – including looting, rioting and death in Davenport late Sunday night. So, it is oddly comforting to find calm, methodical distraction in a new Netflix documentary that recalls a different kind of terror and... Read More