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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

BREAKING: Blue Cat Brew Pub Returning To Downtown Rock Island

October 11th, 2021
BREAKING: Blue Cat Brew Pub Returning To Downtown Rock Island

BREAKING NEWS: After nearly four years, the Blue Cat Brew Pub is making its return to The District in Rock Island. The classic Blue Cat beer recipes will be resurrected under a new brewer. Charlie Cole has joined the current ownership group and will take on the Head Brewer role after having been a previous brewer at five breweries including three in the Quad Cities. Blue Cat Brew Pub was originally opened in 1994 by Dan Cleveland and his sister, Martha Cleveland. During the 1990’s the brewpub earned 11 awards in the World Beer Championships. The siblings chose to retire in 2017 and sold the... Read More

Is Downtown Rock Island Headed In The Right Direction? Find Out At Tonight’s Meeting

October 11th, 2021
Is Downtown Rock Island Headed In The Right Direction? Find Out At Tonight's Meeting

Jack Cullen, Director, Downtown Rock Island, will present a progress report to Rock Island City Council on the Quad Cities Chamber’s partnership with the City of Rock Island focused on revitalizing the downtown business district at 6:45 p.m. at Rock Island City Hall, 1528 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The City contracted with the Chamber in early 2021 to explore the creation of a new downtown-focused 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 City... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Theo’s Java Club Gets New Owner, Will Remain Open In Downtown Rock Island

October 5th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Theo's Java Club Gets New Owner, Will Remain Open In Downtown Rock Island

EXCLUSIVE: Theo’s Java Club, a staple of the downtown Rock Island scene for over 27 years, has found a new owner, current owner and founder Theo Grevas told QuadCities.com today. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Grevas since pushed the end date to this Wednesday, Oct. 6, and had Oct. 2 as the final open mic night under his ownership. Grevas... Read More

Lowland Block Party Brings Food, Music, Fun, Art To Downtown Rock Island

October 1st, 2021
Lowland Block Party Brings Food, Music, Fun, Art To Downtown Rock Island

After a three year hiatus, Lowland Block Party returns for its fourth edition 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Laborspace, 311 21st St., Rock Island. Organizer Jon Burns posted the following about the event: We’ve carved out a nice lil block over the last decade on the east-side of the downtown, which we’ve self-identified as the Lowland area. Our block party not only brings awareness to our neighbors, but also to our creative and entrepreneurial friends that are scattered throughout the QC area, whom we’ve worked with and been inspired by over the years. FOOD: Roosters... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island’s Theo’s Close To Finding New Owner

September 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island's Theo's Close To Finding New Owner

BREAKING NEWS: Theo’s Java Club, which has been a Rock Island staple for 27 years, is close to finding a new owner who will continue the traditions and heritage of the revered local coffee shop. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Grevas since pushed the end date to Oct. 6. However, Grevas said today that he’s close to a deal with... Read More

New Orleans Comes To Downtown Rock Island In New Block Party Event

September 16th, 2021
New Orleans Comes To Downtown Rock Island In New Block Party Event

River Music Experience, Downtown Rock Island and the Bix Jazz Society present… NOLA Block Party featuring Tuba Skinny At the Great River Plaza in Downtown Rock Island (2nd Avenue pedestrian mall) Sponsored by Illinois Casualty Company, Holiday Inn Rock Island, Rock Island Brewing Company, Daiquiri Factory and The Arena Saturday, Sept. 18 Gate and food vendors open at 6 p.m.; Music starts at 7 p.m. Admission: FREE – Donations will be accepted at the gate to support the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Hurricane Ida Disaster Fund Rock Island Brewing Company (RIBCO), Daiquiri Factory and The... Read More