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10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 2020

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... Read More

JAWS on the Big Screen in Downtown Davenport

August 19th, 2020

Let’s party in the parking lot! Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie and Fat Sacks are excited to announce that they’ve teamed up to host a socially distanced outdoor movie night! Join Downtown Davenport Outdoor Movie Night this Saturday Aug 22 and watch the movie JAWS in the outdoor parking lot behind Kilkenny’s Pub (300 W 3rd Street Davenport)! Grab your friends (groups should be 6 people are less) and arrive at Kilkenny’s at 7 p.m. Upon arrival, you will be checked in and you and your group will be shown to your reserved, socially distanced space. Once you’re relaxed and settled in, the guys from... Read More

Live@Five Returning to River Music Experience Courtyard in August

July 20th, 2020

Live music is returning to the River Music Experience, at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, next month for the first time since Covid-19 shut down events in mid-March. The outdoor Live@Five series will resume in the courtyard, totally free, for all ages, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday in August and September. New guidelines will be enforced, to ensure safety of guests, staff and musicians – Face masks are required for entry and bar service. Guests will wear face masks when not seated and when not able to maintain six-foot distance from others. • Seating will only be allowed in the boxes... Read More

Quad-Cities Downtowns Take Differing Steps to Welcome Back Customers

July 11th, 2020

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. This week we look at the various downtown businesses of the Illinois and Iowa Quad-Cities and how they’ve been impacted by, and have adapted to, the covid-19 pandemic.   The popular Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), in the middle of The District at 1815 2nd Ave., has been through a lot since it opened in 1979. Hailed as a leader in Q-C live entertainment (its starry roster of guest acts includes Bo Diddley, The Wallflowers,... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Reopens to Members; Public Welcome Starting July 15

July 9th, 2020

The Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) reopened to members on Wednesday, July 8 and will open to the public on Wednesday, July 15 – under new guidelines to help ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of staff and visitors. After being closed since mid-March, the museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up to 50 guests will be permitted in the museum at any given time to allow for social distancing. Advanced ticketing is highly encouraged at Putnam.org or by calling 563-324-1933. Admission will be based on timed entry. If you don’t purchase... Read More

Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru Celebrates Fathers Saturday

June 18th, 2020

Take a drive and shop local during this Downtown Davenport Drive-Thru event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday! Shop for dad, hang out with your dad downtown, or treat yourself! Spend some time scrolling online to shop in advance and drive-thru to pick up your goodies or step out to stroll the downtown streets and check out the sidewalk sales or stop for a cold beverage and great meal. Here are some of the spots to hit, with more being added every hour: The Quad Cities River Bandits and Purina are teaming up to hold a contactless drive-thru pet food pantry at Modern Woodmen Park (209 S. Gaines St.) to help... Read More

Looking For The Best Selfie Backdrop? Here Are The Top Quad-Cities Instagram Hotspots (List #1)

May 26th, 2020

Everybody loves a good Instagram wall — a great spot to use as a backdrop for your selfies and pictures — and there are some right here in the Quad-Cities. Here are six top spots to make your Instagram pop. Rust Belt – East Moline, Illinois – This spot provides an industrial and bright look with its rock star brick and sheet metal window treatment. Faithful Pilot – LeClaire, Iowa – This multicolored wall screams for a ’70s/’80s retro shoot. The muted colors are choice. Fred & Ethel’s – Rock Island, Illinois – This pocket park’s... Read More

Downtown Davenport’s Crafted Q-C Is Opening Tomorrow!

May 19th, 2020

Crafted QC is opening up again! The quirky, fun, downtown Davenport shop at 221 E. 2nd St., will open its doors tomorrow. The shop released the following email today: Two months. We’ve been closed for over two months. There have been tears, there have been times I’ve been ready to throw in the towel, there’s been fear. But there’s also been a lot of love. There have been lots of great notes from customers encouraging us on. There was a great response to our Drive-Thru events which helped to pay the bills. I’ll forever be grateful for that. It feels like a new chapter.... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Museum Unveiling Second Virtual Exhibit Saturday

May 8th, 2020

On the heels of the Figge Art Museum’s first virtual exhibition comes a second virtual exhibition. Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will open virtually at www.figgeartmuseum.org on Saturday.  Installed in the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor orientation gallery, Seen and Heard: The Art of Empowerment will be available for online viewing. This exhibition, drawn from the Figge Art Museum’s collection, features 13 women artists, including Marisol, Grace Hartigan, Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, and Alison Saar, who asserted their artistic empowerment despite social and cultural barriers.... Read More

Freight House Farmers Market Faces Test Saturday

April 29th, 2020

An outdoor summer tradition in the Quad-Cities will go on as planned, as the Freight House Farmers Market will expand Saturday in its operating hours and vendors, but with public-safety restrictions. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, the market will have its first May day under the Covid-19 crisis. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on April 24 allowed farmers markets to open, despite a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, with restrictions. Only farm products or food can be sold (including prepared hot food and baked goods) at such markets, and other goods... Read More

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