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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Submissions Open for the 2nd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival

September 10th, 2017

As a theatre based in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa, the QC Theatre Workshop believes in the importance of sharing and sustaining Susan Glaspell’s historic legacy. To this end, the Workshop presents the 2nd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival, which presents original works by local and national playwrights. The Susan Glaspell Playwriting Award is given annually to the winner of the national category, and is accompanied by a monetary prize. Additional awards and monetary prizes are given to the winner of the local adult and youth categories. Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa... Read More

Tractor Parade Rolls Into John Deere Pavilion

September 8th, 2017

Are you a heritage tractor owner? Maybe you wish you were a heritage tractor owner? Either way, this event is for you! The John Deere Pavilion will be hosting the Quad Cities Area Heritage Tractor Parade and Show this Saturday, Sep 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The John Deere Pavilion is located at 1400 River Dr Ste 100 Moline. This event features a variety of antique tractors and equipment as well as blacksmith demonstrations! The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will go along River Drive in Moline. Find a spot early to watch the parade of vintage tractors! After the parade is over, the fun will continue... Read More

Stroll Down To The Village’s Wine Walk

August 18th, 2017

Wine sampling events are always fun, but when you are partaking to help raise funds for a good cause they always seem to feel even better! Gilda’s Club and the Village of East Davenport are hosting their annual Wine Walk this Saturday Aug 19 from 3-6 p.m. A $20 donation to Gilda’s Club will result in a commemorative wine glass and a wristband to participate in an East Village-wide wine tasting! There will be over 25 types of wine to sample, including local, domestic, imported and local Homebrews. There will even be a non-alcoholic option! Multiple bands will be providing live music throughout... Read More

It’s Time For A Culinary Throwdown!

June 8th, 2017

Food fight! Wait, Food Truck Fight! That’s right, the Quad Cities’ first ever Food Truck Fight is coming to LeClaire! On Saturday June 10, the LeClaire Levee/Pavilion will transform into the biggest collection of competing food trucks the Quad Cities have ever seen. Admission to this awesome event is only $5 (kids 12 and under are free). Upon entering, each individual will be given a voting chip. Starting at noon, the food trucks will all be offering small samples for voting purposes, in addition to their regular menu items for purchase. Voting will end at 6 p.m. and the winner will be announced... Read More

Grand Parade Rings In St. Patrick’s In Both States Saturday

March 17th, 2017

Time to get your Irish on! The Grand Parade is the only bi-state St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the USA and is viewed by tens of thousands of people along the route from Rock Island, Illinois across the Mississippi River through Davenport, Iowa. The parade begins at 11:30 AM Saturday at the corner of 4th Ave and 23rd St in Rock Island and winds its way west thru downtown Rock Island following 4th Ave to 20th St to 3rd Ave to 17th St. to 2nd Ave. to the Centennial Bridge, where it crosses the Mississippi River to Gaines St. in Davenport and then north to 3rd St. and east on 3rd to the River Center. Along... Read More

Film Legend Bogdanovich Talks About His Career At Chicago Film Fest

October 20th, 2016

Continuing my coverage of the Chicago International Film Festival this week, I had the opportunity to interview a legend of the silver screen over the past five decades, Peter Bogdanovich, auteur of such films as Paper Moon, Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc? “One Day Since Yesterday:” A Documentary About the Work of Peter Bogdanovich, debuts this week at the Chicago International Film Festival. The documentary “One Day Since Yesterday” was directed by Miami native Bill Teck and produced by Victor Brazo and focuses on Peter Bogdanovich’s film “They All Laughed.” This was the film... Read More