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Beyond The Fluff: Uncovering The Hardcore World Of Festival Of Trees Teddy Bear Teas

November 18th, 2022
Beyond The Fluff: Uncovering The Hardcore World Of Festival Of Trees Teddy Bear Teas

Entertainment is a tricky thing. One person’s wholesome fare is another person’s demon-possessed trash. From time to time, I’ll get emails from irate people who are disappointed that I’ve recommended some bit of entertainment they find to be offensive. One of them messaged me about it. Another called me, taking me to task for “leading children down the path of evil.”  How she knew I’d been a tour guide at Disneyland is beyond me.  But nonetheless, this lady wasn’t pleased. “You shouldn’t be telling parents to let their children go to demonic concerts…you... Read More

Iowa’s Made Market Features Local Artists And Creators This Weekend

August 19th, 2022
Iowa's Made Market Features Local Artists And Creators This Weekend

Made Market QC is a handmade and vintage market featuring over 100 vendors with trendy boutiques, vintage finds, and the best handmade goods in the Midwest. Shopping, live music, food + drinks, too! MADE Market Friday, August 19, 5-8pm Saturday, August 20, 9-3pm The River Center Davenport, Iowa Find more details here: RIVER CENTER   Read More

Not Another Bridal Expo Coming To Iowa’s RiverCenter

March 22nd, 2022
Not Another Bridal Expo Coming To Iowa's RiverCenter

NABE, pronounced (Nah-bay), stands for Not Another Bridal Expo. Instead of the typical bridal expo we’re all used to, NABE throws a wedding. Now you can ditch the list and plan your wedding with a wedding. Meet vendors as they do what they love on Saturday, March 26, 2022. From cake to food, photos, music, decor, and more. We encourage guests to ditch the list and experience it. Guests get to see exactly what each vendor offers and connect with them on a personal level. And there is a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation to Mexico. Must pre-register at www.NabeLove.com. Tickets cost $45.00... Read More

Iowa St. Patrick’s Day Post Parade Bash Rockin’ Davenport’s RiverCenter

March 12th, 2022
Iowa St. Patrick's Day Post Parade Bash Rockin' Davenport's RiverCenter

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Bash will take place at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, RiverCenter, Davenport Following The Grand Parade, the Society sponsors the Post Parade Bash featuring the presentation of The Grand Parade trophy winners, food, drink, memorabilia, and Irish music and Irish dancers. Pride in Irish heritage and a spirit of celebration abound. Entry to the Post Parade Bash is by St. Patrick Society membership only. Memberships may be purchased at the door for $15.00. You do not need to be Irish to join the St. Patrick Society. Children age 16 and younger, accompanied by a paying adult,... Read More

Martini Shake Off Pops At Davenport’s River Center Tonight

February 17th, 2022
Martini Shake Off Pops At Davenport's River Center Tonight

Ready to taste some delicious and intoxicating martinis and help a great cause? Check out The HAV Life Martini Shake Off  TONIGHT from 5:30-9 p.m. at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. Fill up on local martini samples and appetizers from 7G Distributing, Azteca, Bally’s Quad-Cities Casino and Hotel, Barrel House, Bix Bistro, City Loafer’s, Embers of the Phoenix, Front Street Brewery, Granite City, Mac’s Tavern, Old Chicago, Pub 225, RAW, Steventon’s, The J Bar, The Office and The Quarry. There’s also a silent auction and live music from the Brat Pack. Tickets... Read More

Crafty Cat Quad-Cities Slinking Back Into Davenport’s RiverCenter This Weekend Starting TODAY

December 10th, 2021
Crafty Cat Quad-Cities Slinking Back Into Davenport's RiverCenter This Weekend Starting TODAY

Crafted QC will be hosting its indie arts festival, Crafty Cat (formerly known as OMG Beckyfest), Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM and Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport, IA. This shopping event features over 100 vendors from the QC and all over the Midwest selling unique handcrafted items and vintage finds. Sixteen kid makers will have their own booths with handmade items ranging from sewn cat toys, to green cleaning products, to original paintings. Entrance is a suggested $2 donation to the River Music Experience. Concessions, including alcoholic... Read More

Crafty Cat Returning To Davenport’ RiverCenter In December

November 25th, 2021
Crafty Cat Returning To Davenport' RiverCenter In December

Even though the Crafted QC store is closed we’re still talking about handmade (and shopping for handmade). So save the date because Crafty Cat is back! Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport Here’s what you can expect: 1) Over 100 artists, makers and vintage curators 2) Crafty Kids: wait until you see what these kiddos have for sale! 3) Live music courtesy of the River Music Experience 4) Special Holiday cocktails to sip while browsing 5) SANTA! The jolly guy will be making an appearance Saturday 11-1 $2 suggested donation goes... Read More

Festival Of Trees Is BACK In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

November 19th, 2021
Festival Of Trees Is BACK In The Quad-Cities This Weekend!

Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20 – November 28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.  In its’ 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the 10-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features... Read More

Crafty Cat Is Back In Downtown Davenport!

November 14th, 2021
Crafty Cat Is Back In Downtown Davenport!

Even though the Crafted QC store is closed we’re still talking about handmade (and shopping for handmade). So save the date because Crafty Cat is back! Friday, December 10, 5-8 PM Saturday, December 11, 10 AM-4 PM RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport Here’s what you can expect: 1) Over 100 artists, makers and vintage curators 2) Crafty Kids: wait until you see what these kiddos have for sale! 3) Live music courtesy of the River Music Experience 4) Special Holiday cocktails to sip while browsing 5) SANTA! The jolly guy will be making an appearance Saturday 11-1 $2 suggested donation goes... Read More

Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

November 4th, 2021
Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20 – November 28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.  In its’ 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the 10-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features... Read More