Quantcast
   
Tuesday - March 9, 2021
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds to Host 2021 Q-C Battle of the Bands on March 20, After St. Pat’s Day Bash

January 22nd, 2021

The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, plans to host two major music events at its big Fair Center in March. A St. Patrick’s Day Bash is scheduled for March 12-13, and the planned lineup is: Friday — Roadside Circus, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Project X 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday — Doug Brundies, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Of 40, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (plus Flying Leprechauns at 3), Electric Shock, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Casey Muessigmann, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tomb, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Cheese Pizza, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. “Mask up Quad Cities and let’s... Read More

River Music Experience Music Lab Celebrates 200th Episode, Among Other Out-of-the-Box Responses to Pandemic

January 9th, 2021

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. This past week was an historic one for the nation, as well as for Davenport-based River Music Experience. Five Americans died as a result of the massive Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, as pro-Trump insurrectionists disrupted the certification of the Electoral College presidential results. That same Wednesday, RME postponed the planned celebration of the online Music Lab’s 200th episode that afternoon. The half-hour weekday... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Works With Many to Broaden Its Quad-Cities Exhibit

December 19th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. The traveling exhibit “Race: Are We So Different?,” in 2019 at Davenport’s Putnam Museum, had a profound impact on visitors, staff and those who took part in many related discussions. Building on that success and a Quad-Cities-wide effort to improve racial equity this year – amidst national reckonings regarding racial injustice – Putnam president/CEO Rachael Mullins has... Read More

Get A Kick Out Of TBK Bettplex’s Soccer Camps

December 16th, 2020

TBK Bank Sports Complex, 4850 Competition Drive in Bettendorf, is holding a number of soccer camps right before Christmas! You can check out the Winter Break Soccer Camp starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The rundown of events is: 10-11:30am 5U-8U Kicks Camp $45 11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Striker Camp $75 11:30-2:00pm 9U-19U Goalkeeper Camp $75 For more info and to sign up, click here.  Read More

Genesius Guild Presents Unique Audio Version of “A Christmas Carol”

December 15th, 2020

Rock Island-based Genesius Guild has never staged the 1843 classic “A Christmas Carol” in its distinguished 63-year history. Until now, without actual staging. After the first summer without free, live theater in Rock Island’s Lincoln Park since 1957, Genesius veteran Mischa Hooker has organized a unique audio version of the iconic Charles Dickens story, featuring many other Guild vets among its 24-member cast. In a 90-minute abridged version Dickens himself created for public readings, the Genesius cast includes Susan Perrin-Sallak as narrator, Michael Carron as Scrooge, Phil Tunnicliff... Read More

Mini-“Nutcracker” and Holiday Favorites Danced by Ballet Quad Cities

December 8th, 2020

In a normal holiday season, about 6,000 people would see Ballet Quad Cities’ “The Nutcracker” at Davenport’s Adler Theatre, including a free performance for area schoolchildren. But of course, 2020 is anything but normal – so a select, supremely fortunate 180 patrons are able to enjoy a new “Nutcracker in the Round” this month at The Outing Club, 2109 Brady St., Davenport. Due to the November Iowa restrictions for Covid prevention, a maximum of 15 guests are allowed to see the professional ballet company at one time, in a ballroom that can seat 500. Ballet Quad Cities originally planned... Read More

Rock Island Lighting Up With Winter Nights At Quad City Botanical Center

December 1st, 2020

Winter Nights Winter Lights are illuminating the Quad-Cities! The extravagant and beautiful exhibit will be lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, through Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. A... Read More

Ordering Dinner? Put QuadCities.com’s Local Restaurant Roundup On Your Menu!

November 21st, 2020

Looking for a place to order dinner tonight? Check out our awesome listing of area restaurants offering carry-out, drive-through and pickup options! QuadCities.com offers you a list of local restaurants, bars and cafes that serve up a number of your favorite dishes. If you have information about a businesses not listed here, please feel free to send a quick email to eat@quadcities.com. Quad City Pizza Company 2724 Avenue of the Cities Moline            (309) 797-5600 Will be offering Carry Out & Delivery (expanded temporarily to Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Rock Island and Coal Valley)... Read More

Quad City Arts Getting Ready for Reimagined Festival of Trees

November 11th, 2020

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. Kicking off the holiday season during Covid, this year’s eight-day event will not be in person, but will highlight a televised Holiday Special & Day of Giving to air on KWQC-TV6 on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. There will be select designs, ornaments, gift shop items and VIP baskets available for bid and purchase at www.qcfestivaloftrees.com or at the Quad City Arts Rock Island... Read More

Fish Swap Swims Into Quad Cities

November 7th, 2020

Have a swimmingly grand time at the Quad City Fish Swap this weekend! Quad City Fish Swap will happen this Sunday Nov 8 from 12 – 4 p.m. at The Golden Leaf Banquet Center (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). Free Admission! This swap will feature a HUGE selection of live freshwater fish and plants. Plus, new and used equipment, supplies and decor. Something for EVERY aquatic hobbyist. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/323329652425113. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More