Iowa And Illinois FUN10 Features Royal Princess Ball, Way Down Wanderers, ‘Little Women’ And More!
Every Sunday, we 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.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Have A Ball With The Princesses
The Davenport Royal Princess Ball will be held TODAY starting at 9 a.m. at 111 East 2nd Street,Davenport!
The Princess character themed event’s tickets are $18 – $28, available on Eventbrite Here.
Come One, Come All – to our Royal Princess Ball!
A BRAND NEW Entertainment program with a few surprise guests!
As a part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our guests, we will be following all current State and Venue health guidelines at the time of this event.
Get ready for a day of magical fun for the whole family, brought to you by Dream Parties! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses! Dream Parties is bringing to you a one of a kind event with all new stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities and more for some magical entertainment ! Your little one will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, learn some ballroom dance moves and more. Our event is geared towards your 3 – 7 year old princess fan, though all are welcome! Fun filled and interactive Princess Balls are our specialty. We bring them to many cities and enjoy meeting thousands of our little friends!
Cinderella, Beauty, Snow Sisters, Mermaid Princess, Frog Princess and more can’t wait to meet you! Come meet us for a day you won’t soon forget!
Way Down Wanderers Wander Into RME
THE WAY WANDERERS hit the River Music Experience Wednesday, April 27!
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day of show
Opening Act: Murray Lee and the Sons of Hades
Age Restriction: 19+ (minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
St. Ambrose Presenting ‘Little Women’ Next Weekend
St Ambrose Theatre presents ‘Little Women the Broadway Musical.’
Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit.
APRIL 29, 30 and May 1
St. Ambrose University
Get all the details HERE!
‘Grace For President’ Kids Show At Circa ’21
With the theatre’s first family musical of 2022, Rock Island‘s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will treat patrons to the joys of laughter and song in the charming stage treat GRACE FOR PRESIDENT. Running through May 14 and based on the beloved children’s book by Kelly S. DiPucchio, this delightful musical was praised by the Columbia Star as “an entertaining hit for all ages and audiences” and is being brought to life by a sensational team of professional talents.
Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of GRACE FOR PRESIDENT on scheduled Tuesday and Saturday mornings and selected afternoons through May 14. Morning productions, with the doors opening at 9:30 a.m. and show beginning at 10 a.m., will take place on April 19, 22, 23, 26, 28 and 29 and May 3, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Afternoon productions, with 12:30 p.m. doors and 1 p.m. show are scheduled for April 30 and May 6, 7 and 12.
In the star-spangled musical GRACE FOR PRESIDENT, our heroine Grace Campbell attends class one day to discover that the United States has never had a female president. “Where are the girls?” she asks, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster with all of our country’s presidents, all of them male. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president herself, and inspires a school election.
Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to both be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the weighty but wonderful world of politics. An ideal family entertainment for an election year, GRACE FOR PRESIDENT boasts a book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing, whose stage credits include a number of shows previously produced at Circa ’21, among them “Miss Nelson Is Missing,” “Junie B. Jones & A Little Monkey Business,” and “Diary of a Worm, a Spider & a Fly.”
Serving as GRACE FOR PRESIDENT’s director is Circa ’21 veteran Ashley Becher, who previously helmed “Seussical” and the dinner theatre’s current mainstage presentation “Just Desserts,” and also appeared in the holiday musical “Winter Wonderland.” Grace is portrayed, in her Circa ’21 debut, by Audrey Seneli, whose other area credits include roles in the Spotlight Theatre’s “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” and Davenport Junior Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz.” Circa ‘21 favorite, Shelley Walljasper, is GRACE FOR PRESIDENT’s music director, the show’s cast is completed by Derrick Bertram, Emmett Boedeker, Marc Christopher, Sarah Hayes, Lexi Smith and Rachel Winter.
Circa ’21 is thrilled to gather this group of tremendous talents for such a delightful, debuting stage adventure and encourages audiences to quickly make reservations at 309-786-7733 Ext. 2 for the patriotic pleasures of GRACE FOR PRESIDENT!
Davenport Public Library Hosting Colonel Davenport Program
The Davenport Public Library will host a program on April 25th at 6:30pm at the Fairmount branch and online.
Join William Hampes for a presentation about the Colonel Davenport House. This presentation is a history and visual tour via power point slides of the historic 1833 Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. It will include background information about Colonel Davenport and his house and details about the house and how it has changed over the years.
William Hampes is a retired professor who taught psychology at St. Michael’s College, Louisiana State University at Eunice and for 25 years at Black Hawk College. He currently is on the Board of Directors of the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation and has been a guide there for 30 years.
This program is best suited for adults. Registration is required.
Those wishing to attend may attend the event in two ways: in-person or virtually. In-person registrants will attend the event in The Library | Fairmount’s SCRA Meeting Room. Virtual registrants will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting Link and Meeting ID.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/8613994
Drop Bait And Check Out Fish Swap Today
Follow Social Distancing & CDC Guidlines. We will have touch-less hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. Please DO NOT TOUCH items until purchased. If high risk or experiencing symptoms please stay home.
Retail sales event featuring a HUGE selection of live freshwater fish and plants. Plus new & used equipment, supplies and decor. Something for EVERY aquatic hobbyist. Free Admission!
Rock It Out With Rock And Roll Bingo!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
Rock Star Bingo rocks The Tangled Wood in Bettendorf EVERY Wednesday Night at 7pm!
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge
Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!
Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins to walk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!
Get Your ‘Just Desserts’ At Circa ’21
Praised by Connecticut’s Patch magazine as “a delightfully sweet musical with some savory elements,” Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse opens its exciting 45th season of live entertainment with the delectable new musical comedy JUST DESSERTS. This uplifting musical comedy is making its area stage debut and is being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents.
JUST DESSERTS will be presented at Circa ’21 through May 14, with performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $58.55 per person for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $51.73 for the matinées.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.
In JUST DESSERTS, five strangers put their hearts, reputations and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair. The heat is on to create three different types of desserts during the finals. Among the competition’s eccentric contestants is a determined young woman dreaming of opening her own bakery. There’s also a sexy nail technician who wants to fit in. Plus, a shy school nurse who doesn’t want to be there at all, a mysterious man from Brooklyn who arouses suspicion about his past and the reigning champion who is confident that she’ll garner yet another victory this year.
They’re all sure to get their “JUST DESSERTS” at the Jefferson County Bake-Off in this hilarious theatrical experience that boasts a little mystery, a little romance, some potential cheating and some back-stabbing, with the results sure to prove deliciously satisfying.
Directing JUST DESSERTS for Circa ’21 is venue veteran, Ashley Becher, who previously helmed “Seussical” and appeared in the theatre’s recent “Winter Wonderland.” Becher also directed last summer’s Countryside Community Theatre production of “Newsies: The Musical.” With performers Marc Christopher and Lexi Smith making their Circa ’21 debuts, Becher’s six-person cast is completed by returning actors Bobby Becher “The Play that Goes Wrong,” Elsa Besler “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Sarah Hayes “The Savannah Sipping Society” and Shelley Walljasper “Disenchanted.” TJ Besler, Kiera Lynn and the director herself will serve as understudies.
Area favorite, Ron May, takes the reins as JUST DESSERTS’ musical director. Additional members of the show’s creative team include scenic designer Susie Holgersson, lighting designer and production manager Jeremy Littlejohn, costume designer Greg Hiatt, sound designer Sam Ramont, stage manager Kendall McKasson, technical director Nick Divarco and assistant stage manager and deck manager Emmett Boedeker. Director Ashley Becker and husband Bobby created the musical tracks for the show.
Circa ’21’s entire staff is delighted to be opening their 45th season with this delicious stage treat and urges audience members to make immediate reservations for what is certain to be a spectacular springtime hit. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and share in the tasty enjoyment of the sweet musical comedy JUST DESSERTS!