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Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

July 3rd, 2021
Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

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! Celebrating the Fourth of July is more than barbecues, fireworks, flags and parades. It’s about honoring where America came from, where we are now, and how we can continue to form a more perfect union – together as one nation. That’s part of the invigorating, animating force of the first Civic Season – a national effort about expanding the lens, making space for more... Read More

Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport’s Varieties Nightclub

June 18th, 2021
Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport's Varieties Nightclub

Varieties Nightclub, 822 W. 2nd St., will be hosting a Juneteenth event titled Black Magic: Juneteenth Edition. The event begins Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 p.m. While there are other venues which host Drag nights and events, Varieties Nightclub is the only Drag Bar in the Quad Cities, which is a fitting place to celebrate both Queer and Black liberation this June. This will be their first event commemorating Juneteenth as a newly-adopted federal Holiday. Saturday’s show features Calvin K, Milange Cavalli, Kaylynn Snaps, Karina Passion and Nikki Turner. The club is regularly open Thursday-Saturday... Read More

Free Juneteenth Festival Saturday at TMBC at Lincoln Center, Davenport

June 16th, 2021
Free Juneteenth Festival Saturday at TMBC at Lincoln Center, Davenport

The annual Juneteenth festival in the Quad-Cities will be held Saturday, June 19, at TMBC at The Lincoln Center, 318 E. 7th St., Davenport, the former Lincoln Elementary School. Open since Feb. 1, 2021, TMBC stands for “Together Making a Better Community,” and the free Juneteenth event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, including food and retail vendors, history and information booths, fun-filled games and entertainment for the whole family. TMBC is the hub for resources, professional services, programs and events for the African-American community in the Quad-Cities. The Juneteenth festival... Read More

Juneteenth Celebration Set At Davenport Public Library

June 15th, 2021
Juneteenth Celebration Set At Davenport Public Library

Juneteenth – short for “June Nineteenth” – marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 pm for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK, Inc. as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7647800 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of... Read More

Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 7th, 2021
Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Juneteenth – short for “June Nineteenth” – marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 pm for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK, Inc. as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7647800 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch... Read More

WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

June 18th, 2020
WQPT Streaming Virtual Commemoration Of Juneteenth Tomorrow

WQPT will stream a virtual commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth on June 19 at 11:00 am. Six leading Black museums and historical institutions from coast to coast have joined forces to launch a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas. This timely event features cultural performances from Africa and across America, educational content and appearances by: Lonnie G. Bunch III, the first African American and first historian to serve as the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Johnnetta... Read More

Western Illinois University Multicultural Center Highlighting Two National Celebrations

June 18th, 2020
Western Illinois University Multicultural Center Highlighting Two National Celebrations

MACOMB, IL — The Multicultural Center (MCC) at Western Illinois University is highlighting two June national celebrations – the African-American community focused Juneteenth (Friday, June 19) and LGBT*QA community-focused Pride Month. Although the celebrations tend to give focus to a particular community, these are American celebrations by the diverse communities that comprise our nation. The MCC will host a virtual recognition of the commemorations on its webpage to bring additional light to the African American and the LGBT*QA tradition and celebration. “We invite you to learn... Read More

Celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park

June 15th, 2018
Celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park

LeClaire Park will be transformed into a Juneteenth Festival this weekend! Come celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park (400 W Beiderbecke Dr. Davenport) this Saturday Jun 16 from 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.! Join the Friends of MLK for a day filled with family-friendly entertainment! Enjoy dance performances, gospel groups, Welcome Ceremony, and open-air market featuring local and regional vendors, Food Truck Alley, the 2nd Annual Miss Juneteenth Pageant, a youth showcase and so much more! The annual Juneteenth festival’s mission is to educate and promote the historical significance of the holiday.... Read More