Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Get Freaky At Circa ‘21

January 17th, 2018

A new musical is hitting the main stage at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, and it’s freaky! Disney’s Freaky Friday A New Musical will be playing at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) from Jan 16 through Mar 24! Freaky Friday, a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update of the classic story, in which a mother and daughter see what it means to be a family while experiencing each other’s lives firsthand, if only for a day. Set in the present day, Freaky Friday features a tuneful pop-rock... Read More

Circa Looking For A Few Good ‘Church Basement Men’

January 16th, 2018

Do you know someone in your congregation who is enthusiastic, Inspirational, or has gone way above and beyond for his fellow parishioners?  Someone who makes a difference, respects others, has a cheerful disposition and a positive outlook?  Nominate him for the “Church Basement Man of the Year Contest”. “We had so much fun with our “Church Basement Lady of the Year” contest in 2009 and 2013, that we are delighted for the return of this popular event with a new twist.” said Brett Hitchcock – Circa ’21’s Director of Audience Development. “We... Read More

QC Farm Show Crops Up at Expo Center

January 13th, 2018

The 27th Quad Cities Farm Show is hitting the QCCA Expo Center this week! Over 200 agriculture companies will be filling the QCCA Expo Center this Sunday Jan 14 through Tuesday Jan 16. Free admission, free seminars and free parking! It doesn’t get better than that! The 2018 Quad Cities Farm Show is a must-see for all area farmers. This year’s show will give farmers the opportunity to see everything that’s needed for the next planting and harvesting. Come check out the newly featured long line, short line, seeds, supplies, chemicals, Livestock equipment, grain handling, storage, buildings,... Read More

Hit College Hill For A Cool Small Business Saturday

November 24th, 2017

Do you have big shopping plans this weekend? Why not shop local and help out your community? College Hill District in Rock Island is hosting a Small Business Shopping Event this Saturday Nov 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each participating business will have specials offered throughout the day’s event. Shoppers will even have a chance to win prizes at each participating store! To qualify for multiple prizes, shoppers will obtain a passport at any of the participating businesses. Have each store stamp your passport and then submit your fully stamped passport for a chance to win! Another way to earn... Read More

Biggest (Late) Halloween Party In The Q-C Rises From The Dead This Weekend

November 15th, 2017

Do you miss Halloween? Not ready to move onto Thanksgiving and Christmas? Well you’re in luck, because the biggest Halloween Party in the Quad Cities is happening this weekend! Horror Fest 2017 will be taking place this Friday Nov 17 from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Rock Island (226 17th St). You must be 18 and over to enter and 21 and over to drink (must have ID). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/horror-fest-tickets-39050844126. But hurry, because this spooktacular party has sold out for the past 8 years! This one... Read More

Get Woke At Wake

November 3rd, 2017

There’s a long-awaited new addition to downtown Rock Island, and you’re invited their Grand Opening! WAKE Brewing will be opening their doors for a Grand Opening Event this Saturday at 12 p.m. The new brewery is located at 2529 5th Avenue Rock Island. This micro-brewery will offer an eclectic taste of blends. Brothers Jason and Justen Parris started out homebrewing and now their talents have evolved to a much grander scale. Their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wakebrewing/, features some pretty delicious looking beverages! This weekend a small selection of WAKE brews will be featured,... Read More

Be A Real Hero To Your Family At RIFAC

November 1st, 2017

Call all Superhero Sons and Superhero Moms! You are invited to a one of a kind superhero celebration! The Rock Island and Moline Parks and Recreation Departments have joined forces to unite local Mothers and Sons for Superhero Night, this Friday Nov 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center! The cost of this event is only $30 per mother/son couple. Additional sons are only $10. To register for this event, go to www.molineparks.com or call (309) 524-2424. The last day to sign up is Nov 2. Come dressed as your favorite superheroes (or other costumes) and enjoy games, activities,... Read More

College Hill-O-Ween Offers Fun For Families

October 27th, 2017

Looking for a fun family-friendly way to kick off your Halloween holiday, this weekend? Then head to the College Hill District in Rock Island! This Saturday, Oct 28 from 2-5 p.m. the College Hill District in Rock Island (intersections of 14th Avenue with 30th Street and 37th to 42nd Streets) is hosting their annual College Hill-O-Ween party! And you’re invited! Come out to celebrate with the College Hill businesses! They will have Halloween games, trick or treating, spooky music, face painting and more! All activities are free (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Join the... Read More

Jump Into Fall Flea Market

September 22nd, 2017

Whether you are a vendor or a shopper, here is an opportunity to participate in a Flea Market for a good cause! Kiwanis Club of East Moline-Silvis is hosting their final Flea Market of this year, the Fall Flea Market Extravaganza! It will take place on Sunday Sep 24 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline. Throughout this past year, the Kiwanis Club Flea Markets have grown in numbers of both vendors and shoppers. Which means this could be the biggest and best one, yet! A $2 donation is requested at the gate. All proceeds go to benefit the Kiwanis Club. The East... Read More

The Fun And Funky Art Of Jackie Krebs Hits Taste Buds

September 21st, 2017

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Thursday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More