10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 3rd: Curbside Concerts, Arts Festivals, Movies and MORE!
QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again focusing this week’s edition of Fun10QC on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’.
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Online Trivia with Think & Drink Entertainment
As most of us continue to stay safe at home in the Quad Cities, our need for entertainment and social interaction is starting to really kick into overdrive. Luckily, one local company has continued to provide fun-filled evenings for all to enjoy, from the comfort of home!
Think & Drink Entertainment, which started out with “Tuesday Night Trivia” at Uptown Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Bettendorf, back in 2007, has gone through many changes over the years. They now provide Rock Star Bingo, Trivia Night Live, Survey Says and POP QUIZ all over the Quad Cities! And with the recent health crisis in our country, they have evolved yet once again to bring these entertaining evenings right into our own homes!
Check out the upcoming Think & Drink Entertainment Events This Week:
Tuesday May 5 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Fifth Trivia
Wednesday May 6 at 7 p.m.
Legally Blonde Trivia
Friday May 8 at 8 p.m.
Hair Band Bingo
Saturday May 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Back To The 80’s Music Bingo
Have some fun with Think & Drink Entertainment this week!
Arkansas Digital Release
Lionsgate will release the Clark Duke thriller-comedy Arkansas on May 5 on digital and on-demand platforms. The film was set to debut at SXSW earlier this year and was slated to hit theaters on May 1 before the pandemic.
In the state of Arkansas, two low-level criminals, Kyle and Swin, run drugs for a living. They work for the Dixie Mafia under a kingpin known only to them as Frog. They’re so far down the food chain that they don’t even know what Frog looks like if they were told to point him out to someone in a crowd. Their lives are boring and routine until one of their deals takes a horrible turn. Afterward, they’re forced to face serious and deadly consequences. To survive, they have no choice but to find a way to locate and eliminate Frog.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Digital Release
Warner Bros. has announced that Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will hit digital marketplaces on May 5.
There are dark days ahead…as in Justice League Dark, the newest DC Original Animated Movie!
When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet.
Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession—but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege—before it’s too late for all of mankind.
Virtual Paint Party with The Pot Shop
Paint in the comfort of your own home!
Have some fun while received step-by-step guidance! Cost is $20.00 per artist for the class. There will also be paint kits available for an additional $15.00. This will include the canvas, tracer and all of the paint needed to create this patriotic barn. The only thing you will need are the brushes.
Check out The Pot Shop on Facebook for more information.
Curbside Concerts with River Music Experience
Doing your part by staying home, but miss concerts? Well why don’t you just let RME come to you for a special Curbside Concert! RME and a crew of local musicians are traveling around and spreading the joy of music by playing a show outside your house or the house of someone you care about.
Numerous Curbside Concerts, sponsored by Russell, are available to book. The RME will send over a member of their staff with a special guest to play a half hour show for you, your neighbors, or whomever you want! Some of the special guests include Alan Sweet, Tony Hoeppner, and many more.
Book yours now by going to https://bit.ly/RMECurbsideConcerts!
The Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams
During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of their audience members even while their stage is dark.
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
The streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.
320 Festival Online
The 320 Festival has moved ONLINE! Join the fun May 8-10 for daily educational sessions and panels, workshops, and special guest performances to further the conversation surrounding mental health.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever to be mindful of our mental health. We may not be able to gather in person, but we can still come together to continue the conversation surrounding mental health. In partnership with KNEKT.tv, people from all around the world can tune into the virtual festival via Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the KNEKT.tv network on Roku and Apple TV. This virtual event is free and open for all to join and participate.
The 320 Festival Online will feature 40+ non-profit partners providing their resources, Educational Sessions, Mindfulness Daybreaks, and performances by Lindsey Stirling, Art Alexakis of Everclear, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, Elohim, Social House, Frank Zummo of Sum 41, gnash, Dylan Dunlap, Moontower, Bruce Wiegner, Rouxx, Aunty Social, Evaride, Blue Midnight, Holy Wars, Vaines, Atarah Valentine, X.ARI, Lauren Dair, and more. The Educational Sessions will discuss various topics including Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health, Social Media, Trauma, Suicide Prevention, Criminalization of Mental Illness, Addiction, Mental Health in Schools, and more.
The 320 Festival and the participants do not provide emergency services. This conference is not meant to replace professional mental health services.
If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
For immediate help: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, Veterans press 1 OR text SIGNS to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.
Both services are free and available 24/7.
Spring 2020 Beaux Arts Fair Goes Virtual
Keep the Mother’s Day tradition going! The Spring 2020 Beaux Arts Fair is going VIRTUAL!
As previously reported on QuadCities.com, the fair’s 114 local and regional artists will feature their handmade creations online at https://www.beauxartsfair.com/ on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10. Shoppers are asked to visit the “Meet the Artists” page, where they can peruse and purchase directly from the vendors.
Walk through some of the area’s best craftspeople and fine-art creators. Price ranges are suitable for all, from art lovers to art collectors! Artists that have a flower by their name will be even offering something special! New flowers are being added daily, so check back often at https://www.beauxartsfair.com/featured-artists.
Don’t miss this opportunity to check out the Midwest’s finest artists!
2020 Quarantine Cruise for Cause
Does this beautiful spring weather have you more than ready to take your most prized possession for nice afternoon cruise?
MMR Car Meets and Cruises will be hosting the 2020 Quarantine Cruise for Cause this Sunday May 10, and you are invited!
The group will meet up at Muscatine Mall (1903 Park Avenue Muscatine) around 1:30 p.m. The cruise will start at around 2:15 (so don’t be late!) and will travel around Muscatine. Back roads included! The group will head down past Sunny Brooks Assisted Living for chance to show off those cars. The cruise will end around 4 p.m. or when everyone starts getting bored.
It is asked that you do not get out of your cars and huddle in groups. The goal is to keep this cruise as safe as possible for everyone. Feel free to take pictures though!
Check out MMR Car Meets and Cruises on Facebook for more info or if you have a route suggestion!
Liberated Voices Virtual Exhibit at Putnam Museum
Shortly after the Putnam Museum opened their ‘Suffrage Exhibit’ they were forced to temporarily close their doors. While they are happy many got an opportunity to visit the exhibit, there is good news for those who weren’t able to!
Liberated Voices/Changed Lives has gone virtual! That’s right, Putnam Museum President/CEO, Rachael Mullins has provided us with a virtual tour of the exhibit, to enjoy from home!
Discover the Quad Cites’ unique suffrage story, 100 years after the 19th Amendment gave women the vote. Travel back in time to investigate the local roots of the women’s suffrage movement from the perspective of local women and men from 1900 to 1920.
In Liberated Voices / Changed Lives, you’ll see how household inventions — from the simple toaster to the more complex electric washing machine — created more free time for local women to organize in the movement, and transformed their lifestyle leading up to and directly after the signing of the 19th Amendment.
To take this virtual tour, visit http://www.putnam.org/Exhibits/Featured/suffrage.