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Icons Go Braugh! Rock Island’s Martini Bar Holding St. Patrick’s After Parade Party

March 12th, 2022
Icons Go Braugh! Rock Island's Martini Bar Holding St. Patrick's After Parade Party

It’s that time of year again — Icons Martini in downtown Rock Island is holding its St. Patrick’s Day bash after the Grand Parade in downtown that morning! Join us for a “Greenday” of fun & shenanigans starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday! Our girl Amy will be doing 2 types of Breakfast burritos (YEP 1 OF THEM IS CORNED BEEF), ( and the proceeds go to charity)….we will have our buy a cup ( with your cocktail) get a prize special, Jameson (and 7 other Irish whiskeys) and Guinness will be flowing….plus all your favorite people dressed to thrill along with our decked out Irish decor!!!!  Read More

Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

January 8th, 2022
Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! If it’s the dream of most artists to make their mark on society and leave a legacy for future generations, 28-year-old Atlanta Dawn Fulscher of Rapids City has already done that many, many times over. And Dawn (who goes by her atmospheric middle name) has accomplished this – in a spectacular, prolific and blazingly colorful fashion – pretty much in just the past two... Read More

Rock Island’s Blue Cat Turning Vandalism Into Street Art

December 22nd, 2021
Rock Island's Blue Cat Turning Vandalism Into Street Art

Late Saturday night the south side wall of Blue Cat Brewing Co. was vandalized with graffiti. Unfortunately, the public cameras in The District courtyard could not identify the culprit. But the Blue Cat owners are determined to turn this negative into a positive. After Blue Cat co-owner Charlie Cole made a facebook post about the vandalism, local artist Atlanta Fulscher reached out and offered to cover the graffiti with her own artwork. She will be onsite around 10 am on Thursday 12/23 adding a big blue catfish to the side of the building. Other local artists have also reached out offering their... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Getting Ready For a $7 Million Renaissance

December 21st, 2021
Downtown Rock Island Getting Ready For a $7 Million Renaissance

Rock Island City Council further demonstrated its commitment to Downtown revitalization on Monday when it voted to put $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward a proposed $7 million project that would modernize and enhance the city’s historic center of commerce and culture. That money will be supplemented with about $1.5 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District revenue the City earmarked for Downtown infrastructure improvements, and potentially, up to $3 million from the State of Illinois Rebuild Downtowns & Main Streets Capital Grant Program. “I am excited... Read More

Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

December 18th, 2021
Last Minute And Local Helps You SHOP LOCAL For The Holidays!

You’re down to the wire, no time to order online, and presents left to buy. What are you going to do? Come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, of course! On Saturday, December 18th you’ll find tons of great gift ideas – all priced to move! We’ve got a little bit of everything – Christmas decor, bath and body products, jewelry, antique furniture, clothes, vintage houseware, candles, cards, scarves, towels, original art, local games and more… the list is endless! From those big presents to stocking stuffers, we’ve got you covered. Hours for our Last Minute... Read More

Blue Cat Brew Pub Open Again In Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

November 5th, 2021
Blue Cat Brew Pub Open Again In Downtown Rock Island TODAY!

The new, revamped Blue Cat Brew Pub has reopened TODAY at its traditional spot, 113 18th St., Rock Island! The revamped brew pub and restaurant will feature a number of old favorites on its beer and food menu as well as some new flavors. A temporary menu (see pictures) will be available initially as the new Cat makes its transition from the previous incarnation as Big Swing Brewing Company. The first eight brews on tap will include Vino #1, Boch Nelson, Back on Track, Baby Behre Scottish Export, Birthday Cake Stout, Blue Cat Blonde, Off the Rail Pale Ale and Wigged Pig Wheat. More information about... Read More

Only TWO More Chances To See ‘Disenchanted’ At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

November 3rd, 2021
Only TWO More Chances To See 'Disenchanted' At Rock Island's Circa '21

There are only TWO more chances to see “Disenchanted” at Circa ’21 in Rock Island — today and Friday! “Disenchanted!” runs through Nov. 6 and has scheduled performances on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7:45 p.m., and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $49.73 for the plated-lunch matinées. Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. Contact the theater at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2. Due to state requirements, masks must be worn by all Circa... Read More

Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

October 27th, 2021
Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

Have a FRIGHTFUL good time tonight in downtown Rock Island with your little ghosts and goblins! Family-Friendly Fright Night will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. TONIGHT at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Goodwill of the Heartland is one of the sponsors of the event, which is FREE for kids and families.  Read More

Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

October 21st, 2021
Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

That sweet transvestite is back at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, this October with his motley crew! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank’n’furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments! WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens, homosexuality... Read More

Chamber, Business Leaders Provide Update On Efforts To Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

October 12th, 2021
Chamber, Business Leaders Provide Update On Efforts To Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

The Quad Cities Chamber on Monday presented a progress report to Rock Island City Council on efforts to explore the creation of a new public-private place management organization supported by sustainable funding to deliver special services that enhance public spaces, encourage investment and improve overall quality of life in Downtown Rock Island. In addition, updates were provided on plans to modernize the Downtown core, including the Great River Plaza and Arts Alley. Jack Cullen, the Chamber’s Director for Downtown Rock Island, introduced the core place management services called for by the... Read More