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Augustana Will Present Virtual Christmas Program as Online Advent Calendar

November 24th, 2020

In place of a massive, festive in-person concert at Centennial Hall, Augustana College is presenting a new virtual performance of “Christmas at Augustana” throughout the month of December. To kick off the Christmas season, the Rock Island-based college has adapted its typically sold-out performances to an at-home experience for all. Three hundred student musicians will be participating in performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and the Augustana Jazz Ensemble. Throughout... Read More

Quad-Cities Choir Rehearses Virtually for Next “Messiah” in May

November 14th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. The composer George Frideric Handel wrote his masterwork oratorio “Messiah” in 24 days in 1741, in 53 movements across three major parts. While long considered a Christmas favorite, it premiered during Lent on April 13, 1742. A beloved Quad-Cities tradition – performed under the baton of Augustana College music professor Jon Hurty – has been revived in a virtual format now... Read More

Messa de Requiem Comes to Life in the Quad Cities

March 7th, 2020

Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Augustana Oratorio Society : Masterworks V: Requiem Sunday Mar 8 at 2 p.m. Augustana College Centennial Hall (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island) Tickets are $18 – $65 for adults and $10 – $33 for students and can be purchased here. Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” is a religious and emotional work. The performance will feature a full chorus lead by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty. (Another performance will be offered at 8 p.m. March 7 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. One hour prior to each Masterworks performance, concert goers are invited to attend... Read More

Looking for fun in the Quad Cities this week? Check out FUN10!

March 1st, 2020

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities is full of fun activities this week and every week! Live concerts? Local theatre? Comedy? Art? We’ve got it all! And in that spirit, QuadCities.com proudly presents our latest new feature, 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... Read More

Junie B. Jones Brings Entertaining Antics to Brunner Theater

February 28th, 2020

Augustana will present the children’s show, “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,” based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, at Brunner Theater (3750 7th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Feb 29 and Sunday Mar 1 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 (free for Augustana students with I.D.) and can be purchased at the show or online at https://www.augustana.edu/arts/ticket-office. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because... Read More

Playwright David Henry Hwang Coming To Rock Island

February 10th, 2020

According to Time Magazine, Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang, “has the potential to become the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller, and maybe the best of them all.” Hwang has been described by the New York Times as “a true original” is best known as the author of M. Butterfly. That enduring 1988 work, which won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. During a public lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 12, Hwang will share his experiences as America’s most-produced... Read More

Augustana Annual Frieze Lecture Series Kicking Off

October 16th, 2019

The 22nd Annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will note the 50th anniversary of the “Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities” at Augustana College, and the 40th anniversary of the assassination of one of Augustana’s most extraordinary graduates, by considering the nature and impact of student activism here and around the world. Free and open to the public, the Frieze Lectures begin at 2:00 pm on the last two Tuesdays in October (22 and 29) and the first two Tuesdays in November (5 and 12), all in the community room of Rock Island’s Downtown Library, 401 19th... Read More

Spend Your Sunday Funday with a Chill on the Hill

September 5th, 2019

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill at the new Anderson Pavilion on campus, this Sunday Sep 8. The free event will feature food trucks and local bands at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavilion, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The pavilion is just south of the Brunner Theater Center, and the most convenient parking is in the Centennial Hall lot across 7th Avenue. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Seating is first-come, first-served. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., The White Tornado will take the stage. The White Tornado is the piano-playing, songwriting alter ego of the... Read More

Top Rock Rocking College Hill This Weekend

August 24th, 2017

Are you ready for an all-day party with live music and motorcycles? Wieblers Harley-Davidson is sponsoring Top Rock 2017, an all-day music fest, at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop (1228 30th Street Rock Island) on Saturday Aug 26. Music starts at noon and will play until 11 p.m. General tickets are only $10 and VIP Tickets (with perks) are $20. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Wieblers Harley-Davidson, located at 5320 Corporate Park Drive Davenport. Top Rock 2017 will be hosted by Chuck Murphy. Musical acts include Lexi Parr & The Rubyblonde Band, 3 Years Hollow, Seven SHY, StillChyld, and more! Grab... Read More

Shoot For Some Fun With The Augie Hoops Team This Winter

December 9th, 2016

If you’re a big basketball fan, you’ll want to look no further than Augustana College’s men’s basketball team, which just started its season. Augustana Men’s Basketball will be playing home games in December on Saturday Dec. 10 against Carthage, Friday the 16th against Central College, and in January on Wednesday the 11th against Illinois Wesleyan, Saturday the 14th against Carroll College, and Wednesday the 25th against Elmhurst. All games start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Carver Center at 3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 and can be reached at 395-709-7000. The full game schedule... Read More

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