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Help Becky Fight Cancer January 28 at The Village

January 27th, 2023
Help Becky Fight Cancer January 28 at The Village

Friend to the arts Becky has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She has been receiving intense treatment in Peoria for the last several months and is right on the cusp of receiving a bone marrow transplant. This is America. That stuff is crazy expensive. Many of you have already contributed generously to Becky’s GoFundMe, but we can do more. That said, there’s no reason it can’t also be a great time. Please come and join us for a performance by Heads In Motion – A Talking Heads Tribute band, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. January 28 – 5pm Doors... Read More

New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

January 27th, 2023
New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗝𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗬 𝟮𝟴 – Zaiga Minka Thorson: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 — 𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository... Read More

Cool Experimental Show Comes to Ross-Tox January 28

January 27th, 2023
Cool Experimental Show Comes to Ross-Tox January 28

Cool experimental noise, sound collage, ambient and more comes to Rozz-Tox January 28! Mykola Haleta – artist, educator, graphic designer, musician, etc. coming down from Wisconsin Current Projects: Haleta Wellins Winter Mountain: (Lexie Mountain, Matt Wellins, Kevin Winter, Mykola Haleta) https://haletawellinswintermountain.bandcamp.com/album/haleta-wellins-winter-mountain; Past Projects: Voltage Spooks: (Keith Rowe, Rick Reed, Mykola Haleta) https://www.discogs.com/release/3797602-The-Voltage-Spooks-Boston-2007 WZT Hearts: (Shaun Flynn, Jeff donaldson, Jason Urick, Mykola Haleta) https://pitchfork.com/artists/4907-wzt-hearts/ Chachka... Read More

Powerful “Apples in Winter” Hits The Mockingbird Stage This Weekend

January 27th, 2023
Powerful “Apples in Winter” Hits The Mockingbird Stage This Weekend

We Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime while in the grips of withdrawal. It was violent and terrifying and resulted in the deaths of two teenagers who did not deserve to die in such a violent and terrifying way. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of first-degree murder and has been sitting on death row ever since. In seven hours the state will execute him. As is the tradition, Robert is granted a last meal. His request: a slice of his mother’s apple pie. This is a play about monsters and the mothers of monsters. And about how we care for each other. And... Read More

Looking For Cool Events In Illinois And Iowa This Weekend?

January 27th, 2023
Looking For Cool Events In Illinois And Iowa This Weekend?

Looking for fun stuff in Illinois and Iowa this weekend? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast, every Thursday here on QuadCities.com! This week: Bounce House weekend, We Will Rock You, Ariel Reynolds, a bridal expo, and more is coming up in this week’s Weekend!  Read More

WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

January 26th, 2023
WQPT Holding Auction At Your House Event

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is holding their third on-air/online  “The Auction is at Your House.”  The event will air on WQPT January 26 from 8 to 10 pm, while bidding starts on-line January 17. Items can be viewed before the on-air portion of the auction by visiting wqpt.org/auction. Bidders need to sign up before they can begin bidding. Click on an item and a link will pop up. It’s very easy – people bid using their phone placing bids in real time. Some of the highlighted items include artwork by Spike O’Dell, an autographed football from Chicago Bears defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad,... Read More

Skye Consort And Emma Bjorling Performing Free Concert Today At Bettendorf Public Library

January 26th, 2023
Skye Consort And Emma Bjorling Performing Free Concert Today At Bettendorf Public Library

On Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 PM, the Bettendorf Public Library will host a musical performance by Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Skye Consort and Emma Björling. The four-person band performs trans-Atlantic arrangements of songs from Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Québec, Acadia, and the United States alongside their original compositions. The program will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. Registration is not required to attend this free event. Each musician in Skye Consort and Emma Björling brings their own musical interpretation... Read More

Quad City Storm Returns To Home Ice Action Tonight At Moline’s Vibrant Arena

January 26th, 2023
Quad City Storm Returns To Home Ice Action Tonight At Moline's Vibrant Arena

Coming off a weekend sweep of the Vermilion County Bobcats the Storm returns to actionon home ice Thursday and Friday to battle the Peoria Rivermen.Thursday is the Storm’s first ever School Day Game. More than 3000 kids from across the QCA will bebussing to Vibrant Arena and cheering on the Storm. Puck drop is 10:30 AM. During the gameeducational videos featuring Storm players will run on the video board and all students will receive a baglunch. Friday is Nickelodeon Night featuring Baby Shark! Specialty Baby Shark jerseys will be worn during thegame and auctioned online and Baby Shark music... Read More

QCSportsNet Hosting Rock Island Vs. Moline Listener Challenge This Weekend

January 26th, 2023
QCSportsNet Hosting Rock Island Vs. Moline Listener Challenge This Weekend

Fans of Moline Boys Basketball have been setting records this season for listenership to live, free play–by–play on QCSportsNet.com. Saturday’s game vs Chicago Simeon set the all–time record for most listened to regular season basketball game in the history of the network! Now, in the Riverfront Grille Rock Island vs Moline Listener Challenge, Rocky fans have a chance forrevenge, on or off the court, when the teams tip off this Friday. QCSportsNet.com will have twoseparate live broadcasts at Wharton Field House, with Ken Jacoby calling the action for Rock Island,and Joe Winkel... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library offering string art workshop with High Strung by 3M

January 26th, 2023
Bettendorf Public Library offering string art workshop with High Strung by 3M

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting an expert-led class on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 PM. The Creation Studio Workshop: String Art will be led by Maria Mathews of High Strung by 3M. The program is open to participant ages 16 through adult and will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Registration is required to participant in this free workshop and can be made at https://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7806428 or by contacting the Library at 563-344-4175. Mindy Mathews, of High Strung by 3M started her art form as a hobby and now... Read More