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A Stockingful of Commentary On Comics

March 28th, 2020

Sorry this is coming to everyone so late. I’ve got my normal job, all the side activities I’m involved in and then holiday stuff to divide my time up so small I’m surprised I find any time to sleep at all. This is of course compounded with the comic news cycle being slower then frozen molasses this time of year. Even what few stories I’m seeing aren’t really things I want to discuss at any length (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/12/20/dc-comics-eric-m-esquivel-nightwing-previews/). A writer at DC is being accused of being an abusive creep, which other then saying... Read More

Downtown East Moline Celebrates Christmas with Lighted Parade and MORE!

December 4th, 2019

Looking for a little holiday family fun this weekend? Then look no further than Downtown East Moline! East Moline Main Street will host their Lighted Christmas Parade, along with other fun-filled Christmas activities, this Saturday Dec 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. in Downtown East Moline (Runner’s Park 742 15th Avenue East Moline and Cleary Hall 1705 6th Street East Moline). Festivities kick off with the Lighted Christmas Parade at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at 15th Avenue and 10th Street. It will continue down 15th Avenue to 6th Street. Feel the holiday magic at the Christmas Tree Lighting, which will... Read More

30th Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair This Weekend!

November 25th, 2019

The largest indoor handcrafted fair has returned, and just in time for some holiday shopping! Make plans to attend the 30th Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair this Friday Nov 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday Nov 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Dec 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave. Rock Island). Admission is just $5. Don’t miss out on the $1 off coupons found in local newspapers all this week. The Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair is 85% crafts and 15% arts. With 200 exhibitors in attendance, some even engaging in demonstrations, this... Read More

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular Coming to Adler

November 23rd, 2019

Experience Christmas Wonderland’s pure holiday magic – with enough fun and festive cheer to power all the Christmas lights in town! Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular comes to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Friday Nov 29 at 7:30 p.m. This show is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole. Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. Tickets ($40.50, $50.50 and $63)... Read More

Festival Of Trees Did The Right Thing By Making Fest Apolitical Again

November 19th, 2019

For the past few months, my Iowa friends have been deeply envious of my Illinois address. Not because of the upcoming legalization of pot, nor because of the lack of flooding, but rather because I don’t have to deal with the constant deluge of politics and politicians dumping on them. With everything from TV and radio commercials to rallies to appearances to door-to-door visits to telemarketing calls and polls, the good people of Iowa have been hit by an avalanche of politics in advance of the caucus next year. And regardless of anyone’s beliefs or sympathies towards any candidate, all of them... Read More

Mannheim Steamroller Bring Holiday Vibes to Davenport

November 11th, 2019

Nothing brings on that holiday cheer quite like a live performance from the ultimate neoclassical new-age music group, Mannheim Steamroller. Experience Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Adler Theatre (136 E. 3rd Street Davenport) this Thursday Nov 14 at 7:30 p.m. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry! “I remember when I came out with my first Christmas album in 1984 followed by our first tour.  Back then, many in... Read More

Christmas in July Food Drive Happening Now!

July 1st, 2019

While the temps continue to rise outside, one local man is working to keep the Christmas spirit alive in all of us. Henry’s Christmas Yard, located at 1504 26th Avenue Moline, is currently hosting a Christmas in July Food Drive. Henry the dog and his human Scott Hildebrand are utilizing some fun-filled Christmas decorations to remind us that hunger is not something people only experience around the holidays. It is a year-round issue for many, and our holiday spirit is needed even in the warm months of summer. You can stop by Henry’s Christmas Yard to witness a very patriotic display (including... Read More

Mannheim Steamroller Steaming Into Adler Theater

May 10th, 2019

The Adler Theater is getting Steamrolled. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. Davis said the hallmark tour will begin on November 11, 2019 and run through December 29, 2019. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country. The Mannheim Steamroller 2019 Christmas Tour is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($65, $75, $88) will go on sale... Read More

Merry Christmas! QC Scene Highlights The Christmas Lights of The Quad-Cities!

December 24th, 2018

All around the area, people have been full of festive holiday cheer and houses have been festooned with the lights and decorations of the season! Over the past few weeks, we at QuadCities.com have been sleighing around the area taking pictures of the some of the coolest displays, and here’s a showcase of some of the best we’ve seen for QC Scene!    Read More

Celebrate Christmas in Downtown Silvis!

November 26th, 2018

Downtown Silvis transforms into a winter wonderland this weekend! Christmas in Silvis happens this Saturday Dec 1 from 5 – 8 p.m. in Downtown Silvis all along 1st Avenue. Enjoy an evening of Christmas family fun! The night will include a limo bus tour of decorated downtown and a bus tour of the Silvis residents’ lighted homes. Children will be able to write letters to Santa and send them in Santa’s mailbox! Ice sculptor Rob Storm will be creating some magic. Keep your bellies warm with free soup and sandwiches, hot cocoa and cookies! Enjoy a puppet show, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so... Read More

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