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YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 25th Year

August 18th, 2016
YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 25th Year

For the last 25 years, Ya Maka My Weekend has been a tradition in The District of downtown Rock Island. This festival celebrates the culture of the Caribbean. It is known for its colorful atmosphere, delicious foods, and lively reggae music. This year, the celebration takes place on the third weekend of August, scheduled for the 19th at 5: 00 P.M until 12:30 A.M and on the 20th 3:00 P.M until 12:30 A.M. Ya Maka My Weekend will be held on the Great River Plaza, 2nd Avenue between 18th street to 1st and 3rd avenue, in downtown Rock Island, IL. Admission is $9 for a one-day pass and $14 for a two-day.... Read More

Pints For Preservation Is Drinky Fun For A Good Cause

August 18th, 2016
Pints For Preservation Is Drinky Fun For A Good Cause

Pints for Preservation, a party featuring adult beverages thrown for a great cause (as if getting together with friends to drink adult beverages isn’t?) is taking place 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley. It’s a beer and wine tasting, it’s a food tasting, and it’s a way you can help out the zoo with its costs and helping to maintain the animals’ homes while sampling over 50 beverages from: Southern Italy Imports Bent River Brewing Great River Brewery Kalona Brewing Shock Top Brewing Potosi Brewing Lionstone Brewing Green Tree Brewery Millstream... Read More

It’s a Luxurious and Spicy Weekend In Downtown Moline

August 17th, 2016
It’s a Luxurious and Spicy Weekend In Downtown Moline

Some spicy music, luscious wines, sparkling diamonds and beautiful bodies being sculpted lend a luxurious patina to Moline Centre over the coming week. You are in for a spicy treat when Los Mocambos hits the stage at Bass Street Landing on August 18, playing a variety of traditional Mexican music, with a side of classic american 60’s & 70’s tunes. Results Body Sculpting is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary in downtown Moline Centre and you can reap the benefits.  Stop on by to offer congratulations and then check out their great anniversary specials. Bass Street Chop House... Read More

Raggedtrotter Offering The Perfect After-Party To River Roots Live

August 15th, 2016
Raggedtrotter Offering The Perfect After-Party To River Roots Live

Ragged Records and Daytrotter have once again joined forces with River Roots Live. This year RaggedTrotter has moved to the downtown Davenport’s Daytrotter building and will be hosting the official River Roots Live after-party, just blocks from the River Roots festival.  As the music is winding down on the riverfront, things will be taking off at RaggedTrotter. RaggedTrotter will feature live music from Nashville’s Chaos Emeralds, and Chicago’s Discoveries of the American Scientific. DJ sets from the Quad Cities’ Just Let Go DJ’s. Guest MC is Jon Burns of Centaur Noir. The gig at Daytrotter,... Read More

Springfield Rocks iWireless With Massively Entertaining Show

August 15th, 2016
Springfield Rocks iWireless With Massively Entertaining Show

Everyone remembers Rick Springfield as easily as they recall the opening chords of “Jessie’s Girl,” one of the catchiest power pop tunes of all time, but Springfield has proven himself to be more than the sum of one stellar song, as he proved with energy and verve Aug. 12 at Moline’s I wireless center, during a massively entertaining 90 minute show. Springfield has always been an act I’ve enjoyed and touted to people as they’ve rolled their eyes, typically bogged down with the perception of him as a teen idol or a heartthrob actor from his time on “General Hospital,” but to anyone... Read More

Choo Choo! Little Conductors Day Steams Into Botanical Center

August 12th, 2016
Choo Choo! Little Conductors Day Steams Into Botanical Center

If you have a child in your life that loves Thomas the Tank Engine, Chuggington or any other train related character, you’re going to want to chug on down to the Quad City Botanical Center from 11 to 4 p.m. Sunday for Little Conductors Day! The event features garden train related activities, refreshments, crafts, train characters, an all-gage sale and swap meet and more. Admission is $8 youth 2-15 years, $6 adults, free for children younger than 2 years/members. The newly renovated outdoor railroad area features an elaborate diorama of tracks, miniature landscapes and moving engines as well as... Read More

‘The Birds’ Flies High For Genesius Guild

August 12th, 2016
‘The Birds’ Flies High For Genesius Guild

The summer is passing quickly and the Genesius guild finishes their summer schedule with “the Birds” by Aristophanes. This play was written 2430 years ago in Athens. In this play, two protagonists are fed up with the media-driven ways of human life and society. They tire of politics. They grow weary of the rules and struggles for power. They desire a whole entire new life. As as result of this want, the two men decide that they are finished with the ground and shall forever live among the birds. Ironically, they introduce these very human behaviors and beliefs to the sky. The play has... Read More

Wilder Comedy ‘One, Two, Three’ Next To Unspool In Figge Film Series

August 12th, 2016
Wilder Comedy ‘One, Two, Three’ Next To Unspool In Figge Film Series

“One, Two, Three,” by the comedic film genius Billy Wilder is the next film to unspool in the Germans in Hollywood: Film & Lecture Series taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. `14 at the Figge Art Museum-John Deere Auditorium, downtown Davenport. The film will be presented and accompanied by a lecture by Augustana College German professor Lisa Seidlitz. Cost is $5 per person. “One, Two, Three” is a 1961 American comedy directed by WIlder. The film festures James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Lilo Pulver, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin, Howard St. John, and others. In the film a... Read More

‘Children of Eden’ Moved This Reviewer To Tears

August 11th, 2016
‘Children of Eden’ Moved This Reviewer To Tears

Just uphill from a friendly little pond at Prospect Park in Moline, IL, lies an auditorium which is home to the Quad City Music Guild. As I arrived on the scene, I duly noted that the crowd gathering was a bit more distinguished and the staff was both friendly and professional. I made my way to my seat readied my writing utensils for what may come. Having known nothing of the play, I was unusually eager. “Children of Eden” is a play written originally played on stage at a religious high school. In ACT I, it tells both the stories of Adam and Eve and then Cain and Abel. In Act II, the story... Read More

Laugh Hard Enters The Finals This Weekend

August 11th, 2016
Laugh Hard Enters The Finals This Weekend

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge is a stand-up comedy competition where comics from around the Midwest compete for the win. The first round of preliminaries was held Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Hosted by James Draper, there were 14 comedians in the first round. Judges included Tiffany Lundberg from WHBF, Brett Hitchcock, owner and operator of the Speakeasy, and Andrew King, host of weekly shows at Boozies in Davenport as well as the former host of the Quad-Cities only live late night talk show The After Hour. The comedians who attempted the challenge... Read More