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Bottoms Up Burlesque Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary At Rock Island Speakeasy

April 6th, 2022
Bottoms Up Burlesque Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary At Rock Island Speakeasy

The area’s longest running burlesque troupe, Bottom’s Up Burlesque, is set to celebrate their 10 Anniversary with three great shows coming up on April 14,15 and 16!  Seats can be reserved for the shows by calling the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at the theater’s ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island. Bottom’s Up Burlesque was formed in 2012 with performers who had previously been part of Danielle Colby’s Burlesque Le’ Mustache troupe. From their first show on April 27,2012, Bottom’s Up has connected with local... Read More

Bottoms Up Burlesque Returns To Rock Island’s Speakeasy TONIGHT

March 19th, 2022
Bottoms Up Burlesque Returns To Rock Island's Speakeasy TONIGHT

Burlesque is back TONIGHT as the Rock Island Speakeasy welcomes back Bottoms up for Logan’s B-Day at VMA’z! This all new show gives you all the thrills and chills you’ve come to love from Bottom’s Up! Get your tickets now when you visit: https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com/  Read More

Rock Island’s Speakeasy Presents ‘Shots Through The Heart’ Comedy Special TONIGHT!

February 11th, 2022
Rock Island's Speakeasy Presents 'Shots Through The Heart' Comedy Special TONIGHT!

Friday, February 11, the Speakeasy theater, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is pleased to be presenting for the first time SHOTS THROUGH THE HEART! What do you get when you mix alcohol with a bunch of lovelorn comedians? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by coming to “Shots Through The Heart” a special Valentine’s Day themed Shots n’ Giggles comedy show! Like a typical Shots n’ Giggles, improvisers will be making things up on the spot while indulging in adult beverages, but this time with a special twist-all games will be Valentine’s themed. As always audience input is necessary... Read More

Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom’s Up At Rock Island’s Speakeasy!

December 31st, 2021
Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom's Up At Rock Island's Speakeasy!

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring in the New Year with a night of strip... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

December 2nd, 2021
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... Read More

Bottom’s Up Burlesque Presenting ‘Holiday Drama’ Benefit Show At Rock Island’s Speakeasy

November 16th, 2021
Bottom's Up Burlesque Presenting 'Holiday Drama' Benefit Show At Rock Island's Speakeasy

Bottom’s Up Burlesque invites you to join them for HOLIDAY DRAMA, an all-new show on Nov. 20. This is also Bottoms Up’s annual toy fundraiser for Toys for Tots! “This is always a very special show for all of us involved” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development.  “Over the last 10 years, the community has always been so generous with their giving.” Hitchcock said.  “We’ve filled up trucks and cars with toys year after year.  It’s always such a great feeling to take all those toys to the Marines knowing they are going... Read More

Rocky Horror Returns To Rock Island Speakeasy This Weekend

October 28th, 2021
Rocky Horror Returns To Rock Island Speakeasy This Weekend

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

Manny Lopez Big Band Honoring Veterans At Nov. 11 Rock Island Show

October 19th, 2021
Manny Lopez Big Band Honoring Veterans At Nov. 11 Rock Island Show

Friday, November 11, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island welcomes The Manny Lopez Big Band back to the stage! Our November concert is always popular as we honor the great men and women who have served our country! The band will salute the United States Armed Forces with a medley of each branches anthem. This band includes musicians from the Quad City area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two hour show! Snack options will be available for purchase. The Speakeasy also offers a full bar. Doors open at 6 p.m.... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Finals Rocking The Comedy In Rock Island Saturday Night

September 24th, 2021
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Finals Rocking The Comedy In Rock Island Saturday Night

The Rock Island Speakeasy is ready to rock the funny this weekend! After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 11 and 18 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as California, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 25. “We are so excited about this show on the 25th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform this month. It was really difficult for the judges to narrow this field to... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

September 22nd, 2021
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 11 and 18 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as California, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 25. “We are so excited about this show on the 25th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform this month. It was really difficult for the judges to narrow this field to the top 10! Those competing on the 25th are all outstanding comics... Read More