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Banned Books Week Celebration Kicks Off Next Week

September 22nd, 2019

When books or other materials are censored from the shelves of public libraries, we’re all in the dark. Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2019, recognizes the right to access books without external censorship, and keep the light of intellectual freedom on. In celebration of freedom of expression and ideas, the Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center will host their 6th Annual Banned Books “Read-In” on Tuesday, September 24, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The event starts at 5:30 pm with refreshments, and continues with live public readings from... Read More

Celebrate Prince’s Music At The Speakeasy

September 22nd, 2019

Prince lives! Or, at least a really good impersonator of him does. And of course, the Purple One’s music always lives on, and you can celebrate it at the Speakeasy in Rock Island! The hit music of PRINCE will fill The Speakeasy on Saturday, Oct. 5 as lip sync sensation Gemini takes the stage for an unforgettable evening with “Under The Purple Rain.”  Gemini will be lip syncing and dancing to all your favorite Prince songs. His costumes and dance moves are sure to remind you of the man himself!  Gemini has been portraying Prince for many years and is excited to be bringing... Read More

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day All Weekend at Country Corner!

September 20th, 2019

Fall is just around the corner! Which means corn mazes, hayrack rides and… PUMPKINS! Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch (5333 US Highway 150 Alpha) continues their fall-filled fun with Grandparents’ Day Weekend, this Saturday Sep 21 and Sunday Sep 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (both days). All grandparents will be admitted for FREE with a paying grandchild. Come out and enjoy these awesome activities: Hayrack Rides, U-Pick Pumpkins, Indian Corn Seasonal U-pick Fruits and Pumpkins Pony Rides Timber Nature Trail Learning Center Barnyard Zoo Duck Racers Straw Fort New! – Pumpkin... Read More

MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts Returns to the Quad Cities

September 19th, 2019

MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Art returns to the Quad Cities this Saturday Sep 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Lindsay Park (Village of East Davenport). Entry is only $4 for adults (or $6 for a weekend pass). Children and the first 260 students with a school ID receive free admission! The 32nd Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts will have over ninety artist’s booths, including many new exhibitors. Stroll, shop, enjoy wine tasting with Tabor Home Winery and artist-painted wine glasses. There are great food options from Lagomarcino’s,... Read More

Elvis Bringing A Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Gospel To Circa

September 18th, 2019

The King is returning to the building. Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in HOW GREAT THOU ART – THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY for two performances on October 3. Door times for the October 3 evening performance are 5:45, buffet from 6 to 7 and concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are $54.60. Doors open for the matinee performance at 11:45, with a plated lunch from 12 to 12:45 and concert at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinee performances are $48.83 per person. Tickets for either show may be purchased... Read More

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Falls Into Quad Cities

September 18th, 2019

The leaves are starting to drop from the trees and the artists are starting to drop into area schools as Quad City Arts’ fall visiting artists series kicks off this week! Quad City Arts opens its 46th Visiting Artist Series started this week with residencies by bluegrass and chamber ensembles. Andrew Collins Trio, a bluegrass trio from Toronto, Canada, will give 14 outreach performances for schools and community sites Sept. 16-20. The trio showcases a collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz. Collins is a prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle,... Read More

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Jesting and Jousting Come to the Quad Cities!

September 18th, 2019

Jousting? Medieval games? Vikings? Sounds like a great time! The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire returns this weekend, Saturday Sep 21 and Sunday Sep 22, at Credit Island Park (2200 W River Dr. Davenport). From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. you are invited to enjoy some family fun and entertainment. Admission for adults is $12 (or a 2-day pass for $18), kids 5-15 are $6 and under 5 are free! There will also be a $2 discount to Military Personnel with I.D. Buy your tickets in advance online. Live stage entertainment, activities and demonstrations will provide the utmost enjoyment for the entire family.... Read More

It’s Time For Some Brew Ha Ha Fun in the Quad Cities!

September 18th, 2019

Are you interested in enjoying some craft beer with friends, while raising money for local charities? Of course you are! Jaycees of Quad Cities are hosting the annual Brew Ha Ha this Saturday Sep 21 from 12-5 p.m. in the LeClaire Park & Bandshell (400 West Beiderbecke Drive Davenport). Must be over 21 and over to attend. Tickets for this event are $30 per person in advance, which can be purchased online, or $35 at the door. All proceeds allow Jaycees of the Quad Cities to continue with their mission of giving back to their community through various service and non-profit organizations! New... Read More

9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival

September 17th, 2019

Celebrate life and help spread Organ Donation Awareness in Muscatine this weekend! The 9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival returns this Friday Sep 20 and Saturday Sep 21, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet. This year’s event is being held in honor of Organ Donors Austin Gainuss, Nick Hartman and Devin Estabrook. The fun kicks off on Friday night with live music at Missipi Brewing Co. (107 Iowa Ave. Muscatine). Admission is just $5.   Friday Night’s Lineup: 6 – 6:45 p.m.      Vann Britt 7 – 7:45 p.m.     ... Read More

Get The Led Out This Thursday Night!

September 17th, 2019

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Get The Led Out returns to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Thursday Sep 19 at 8 p.m. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When... Read More

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