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Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Two old friends want what the other has: wealth or love. Both are pretending to be someone they’re not. That’s the premise of The Mockingbird on Main’s next premiere – Alexander Richardson’s Your Better Self – opening July 8. The Mockingbird on Main, an arts incubator dedicated to the presentation of new works, is thrilled to be bringing yet another world premiere to Downtown Davenport. Richardson’s new play deals with the wealthy Zenola Goodrich who feels lacking in the love department, and Antoinette Caldwell who married for love and lives in poverty. After a chance... Read More

“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Comes to Life June 24

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!” “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with... Read More

MADE Market Hits River Center August 19-20

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Made Market QC is a handmade and vintage market featuring over 100 vendors with trendy boutiques, vintage finds, and the best handmade goods in the Midwest. Shopping, live music, food + drinks, too! MADE Market Friday, August 19, 5-8pm Saturday, August 20, 9-3pm The River Center Davenport, Iowa Find more details here: RIVER CENTER   Read More

Coal Valley Days Return July 1 and 2

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Coal Valley Days return to the bring back the nostalgia of the old fashioned small town festival July 1 and July 2! Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2, Coal Valley is hosting their annual Valley Days celebration! All events take place at the Coal Valley Municipal Park on First Street. Come out for carnival rides, a car show, parade and more! ​Pork chop sandwiches will be grilled throughout the event by the Coal Valley Lions Club. Burgers, brats hot dogs & chicken sandwiches will also be grilled by Coal Valley Days Committee. This year, the festivities include a petting zoo, a circus and 2... Read More

The Carnival Comes to South Park Mall June 23

June 19th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Bring the whole family out to enjoy rides, games and yummy food at the carnival at South Park in Moline on June 23 and June 24 at 5pm and June 25 at 1pm! Tickets are available individually or in a bundle. Rides take 2 – 4 tickets. Wristbands are available on Thursday and Friday for $30 and Saturday and Sunday for $35 Hours, prices and rides are subject to change, weather permitting. All rides are owned and operated by N.A.M.E. All Star Amusements! For more details please visit: CARNIVAL AT SOUTH PARK MALL  Read More

Urbantique Back Road Fest Kicks Off June 25

June 19th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Spend a day in the country and enjoy local food, music, drinks, handmade and vintage goods at this unique event!    Read More

Celebrate Opera Quad Cities June 19

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Join Opera Quad Cities June 19 as they celebrate opera’s favorite arias, duets and choruses in “Opera is Grand” at Bartlett Performing Arts Center in Moline. Led by Maestro Nathan Windt, Opera Quad Cities will present a joyful celebration of the finest arias, duets, and choruses by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Bernstein, Strauss and others. “Opera is Grand” will feature Clare Kuttler, Soprano; Kelly Hill, Mezzo-Soprano, & Saul Nache, Baritone, eight regional professional singers, a local chorus and a full orchestra. Details and tickets can be found here: EVENTBRITE  Read More

“Romeo & Juliet” Opens TONIGHT!

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Outdoor theater is back in the Quad Cities this summer! Join the Genesius Guild as they open our 2022 season with a Shakespeare classic: Romeo & Juliet. This story is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works. The play takes place in fair Verona, where the dueling Montagues and Capulets stand in the way of a young couple’s love. Watch classical theatre under the stars on June 18, 19, 25 and 26! Get all the details here: https://www.genesius.org  Read More

Unique Chalk Art Fest Coming to Rock Island

June 12th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The 6th annual Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest will take place July 16-17, 2022 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and goes till 7pm on Saturday, July 16 and 5pm on Sunday, July 17. This FREE, live outdoor arts festival brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the cement pavement at Schwiebert Park into a museum of chalk art, while competing for cash prizes. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they come to life, vote for their favorite and even do some chalk art of their own, by taking part... Read More

An (Online) Evening with Chef Kwame June 22

June 12th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Join the Colona Library as they present An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi on June 22. Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. A James Beard award-winning chef, Onwuachi was also named Food & Wine’s best new chef in 2019 and Esquire’s chef of the year in 2019. He has opened... Read More