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Shops with Hops in Le Claire

August 18th, 2020
Shops with Hops in Le Claire

The Third Annual Shops with Hops is returning to historic downtown LeClaire, on Saturday Aug 22. Starting at 3pm, the shops will be hosting the Midwest’s best breweries so you can sip, sample and shop your way through town. Enjoy delicious craft beer samples from your very own 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass. Join the fun at Green Tree Brewery for the after party where Shops with Hops will be raising money for Getting Heroes Home! Must be 21+. This is a rain or shine event. Sample beer from Front Street Brewery, Adventurous Brewing LLC, Five Cities Brewing, Contrary Brewing, Crawford Brew Works,... Read More

The Artist Series at The Ruby Slipper

August 11th, 2020
The Artist Series at The Ruby Slipper

Support the arts and our community, while having a great time, this weekend! The Ruby Slipper (2507 53rd Avenue Bettendorf) presents The Artist Series this Friday Aug 14 and Friday Aug 21 from 4 – 7 p.m. This socially responsible, partly outdoors, event will feature works (also for sale) from the artists below: Aug 14 – Honsey Art, Wilson Creek Pottery, Hartley Studio Aug 21 – Molly Koenig Photography, Wilson Creek Pottery, Kimberly Pierce Jewelry   Meatheads food truck and local beers will also be available, as well as music by Maureen Carter from 5 – 6 p.m. Inside the... Read More

Especially During Covid, Quad-Cities Small Businesses Need Your Support

August 7th, 2020
Especially During Covid, Quad-Cities Small Businesses Need Your Support

Things are not looking good for this fall in regard to covid-19. Numbers are spiking, the government has been pathetically inept in terms of dealing with the crisis, and the economy is once again on the verge of completely tanking. Unemployment is up, some industries are shut down through the end of the year, and others are teetering on the precipice of being shut down, maybe for good. I don’t know about you, but I’m so pessimistic I’m starting to stock up on toilet paper. That’s why it’s more important than ever to shop at your locally-owned small businesses now. Local... Read More

Join the Auto Swap Meet and Flea Market Fun!

July 30th, 2020
Join the Auto Swap Meet and Flea Market Fun!

Mississippi Marketplace Antique & Shopping Mall (4004 W Kimberly Rd. Suite 6 Davenport) will be celebrating their 2-Year Anniversary this Saturday Aug 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with a huge Auto Swap Meet and Flea Market! This premier shopping center specializes in antiques, home décor, collectibles, clothing and much more. The anniversary celebration this Saturday will feature the Inaugural Bryant Classic Car Show from 11 a.m.  – 4 p.m., food, a DJ, a Pin-Up Contest and so much more! For more information on this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/233009354359972/.   For... Read More

Iron and Grain Home’s Sidewalk Pop Up Sale Popping Up This Weekend

July 17th, 2020
Iron and Grain Home’s Sidewalk Pop Up Sale Popping Up This Weekend

Get your Saturday morning started right this weekend, with some local vendor shopping! Iron and Grain Home (575 12th Avenue East Moline) will be hosting a Sidewalk Pop-Up Sale this Saturday Jul 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy local eats and coffee from Iron + Grain Coffee House, as well as local small business and maker shopping! Pop-ups will be available from the follow vendors: Iron and Grain Home Makin Sawdust Prep to Table Respect Abilities Dona Vitae Interiors East Moline C&J Collection Boutique Designs On 3rd Redhead Ceramics Red Barn Boutique Guilford/Gauge The Bag Broker SAINTS Celestial... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020
Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

Quad Con Davenport’s Comic & Toy Show Rolling Out

July 10th, 2020
Quad Con Davenport’s Comic & Toy Show Rolling Out

Comics! Toys! Video Games! Cosplay!  It’s a Pop Culture Celebration! Quad Con Comics & Toy Show will be taking place this Saturday Jul 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Golden Leaf Banquet Hall (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). This free event will feature a day of Geeky Goodness and a Live Auction for Helping Hannah’s Heart Foundation around 1:30 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/606548160081525/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

June 20th, 2020
Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at intriguing personalities and trends on the local arts scene, presented every Saturday morning, on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com.   October 1978 was a heavenly time to be a Billy Joel fan. Just days before I got to see “The Piano Man” live for the first time (in Milwaukee), I bought his new record, “52nd Street” at the mall, and nearly floated all the way my walk home, devouring the lyrics on the back cover. Despite the technological advances of CDs, MP3s, YouTube, and digital streaming services, many... Read More

Spring into The Spotlight: Craft Fair

June 16th, 2020
Spring into The Spotlight: Craft Fair

Make plans to attend The Spotlight Event Center’s Craft Fair this weekend! Spring into The Spotlight: Craft Fair takes place this Saturday Jun 20 at The Spotlight Event Center (1800 7th Avenue Moline). The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. There will be up to 20 vendors, cash bar, and more! Free admission! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/797746257394104/.     For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Mata Traders Trunk Show at The Ruby Slipper

May 25th, 2020
Mata Traders Trunk Show at The Ruby Slipper

Many local businesses have had to make adjustments in order to keep their customers safe these past couple of months. And there is no exception for The Ruby Slipper, in Bettendorf. The Ruby Slipper (2507 53rd Avenue Bettendorf) will be continuing with their annual Mata Traders Trunk Show, both in-store and virtually, this Thursday May 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Whimsical day dresses have become a way of life, and this spring/summer will be no different. So make plans to check out the latest styles at The Ruby Slipper! Virtual showings will take place on Facebook at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Shoppers can... Read More