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Davenport’s Khalil Hacker Eats Donuts Live On Facebook

April 7th, 2020

DAVENPORT, IOWA — In one of the most incendiary, perverse, and controversial masterpieces of performance art over at least the past eight days on the Quad-Cities social isolation scene, Khalil Hacker, a.k.a. Khalil Antonio, a.k.a. “you know, Khalil, from Circa,” ate donuts live on Facebook Monday night. The provocative and unsettling live feed began at 7 p.m. when Hacker, dressed mysteriously in a rakish black fedora, black suitcoat, white shirt and gray tie, but wearing no pants, stared into the camera in defiant fashion, brandished an unnamed silver sleeve, dispensed what appeared... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Adding Women’s Wrestling

April 6th, 2020

ROCK ISLAND – Women’s wrestling will hit the mats at Augustana College beginning with the 2021-22 school year! The addition pushes to 26 the number of intercollegiate varsity sports offered by Augustana, with 13 women’s sports and 13 men’s sports, according to a statement released by director of athletics Mike Zapolski. . “Wrestling is becoming an increasingly popular sport for girls nationwide, and our goal is that Augustana will become the small college destination for young women who want to excel at a high level academically and continue to compete,” said Zapolski... Read More

Belly Up For The Quad-Cities’ Best Burgers To Go!

April 5th, 2020

Who doesn’t love a great burger? Whether you’re looking for an awesome pub-style patty off the grill or something off the wall, we’ve got the beef in this time of coronavirus – that’s because we’ve got a beefy listing of spots in the Quads offering carry-out, delivery, and pickup where you can get a tasty burger. QuadCities.com will continue to bring you the most positive, up-to-date entertainment news the best we can throughout this ordeal and here’s your go-to listing of places to call if you’re looking for a burger or pub food.  If you have information about any businesses not... Read More

Kids Reading Challenge Rocking Rock Island Public Library

April 5th, 2020

Are your kids ready to rock some reading? With distance learning becoming the norm, and more time at home leading to more time for reading, the Rock Island Library is stepping up to help parents and kids with an all-ages online reading challenge that the whole family can do together! The stay-at-home challenge offers six virtual reading badges and six for completing online activities, such as trying World Book online, checking out a magazine from RB Digital, or learning something new with HelpNow or JobNow from Brainfuse. Complete just six badges (you choose which ones) to complete the... Read More

Whitey’s Ice Creams Closing In Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf, East Moline

April 3rd, 2020

Rock Island, Moline, Davenport, Bettendorf and throughout the Quad-Cities, ice cream fans aren’t going to be able to get the malts, or get the shakes. Whitey’s Ice Cream, a sweet institution throughout the area, will be temporarily closing all their stores starting Friday. The announcement came today, via Facebook: “As of ‪Friday, April 3 at 10:00 p.m.‬ all Whitey’s stores will be closing temporarily. As much as we would love to stay open and continue serving the Quad Cities, we are closing out of an abundance of caution to ensure that our employees are staying healthy... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Debuts Virtual Cabaret Sunday

April 3rd, 2020

Circa ’21 is returning! Well, online at least. The Rock Island dinner theater will return at 7 p.m. Sunday with a virtual cabaret on the Circa ’21 Facebook page. Circa posted the following today: Who’s missed us?! We’ve certainly missed you! We know you can’t go anywhere but that doesn’t mean the entertainment has to stop! Tune in on Sunday to see some of the super talented Bootleggers and other performers belting out some show tunes, playing some classic rock and everything in between in our virtual cabaret! It’s all going to be right here on Facebook! See you Sunday night... Read More

Quad-Cities Entertainment Scene Keeps Faith Through Tough Times

March 29th, 2020

“I don’t know what I’m going to do.” His voice, usually brash and loud, is quiet and cracked. “I mean, I’m depressed. Obviously, it sucks, because the money is a big thing. It’s not just me playing out. My wife is a waitress and bartender, and I’m a bartender a couple nights a week. That’s just extra. But we need it.” They have a couple of kids. They have five jobs between them. Or, well, they used to. Now they have one. His. His “day job,” he used to call it. Now it’s their only lifeline to an income that was way too small for them all to live on, but which now has to... Read More

Read All You Want With Rock Island Library’s Digital Programs

March 28th, 2020

You can keep up on your reading and check out a lot of great media through Rock Island Library’s digital systems! During the closure, we have expanded RIPL eCard access to any resident ages 14 or older of Rock Island or Milan who does not already have a card. This eCard allows use of all our digital services. You only need an eCard if you don’t have a full-access RIPL card. Your standard library card already offers full access to digital services. If you know someone who can benefit from our RIPL ecard, the application is online, under Get a Card. We are filling these online... Read More

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching, Because They Aren’t, With DJ Shane Brown’s New Mix

March 27th, 2020

Miss getting out on the dance floors at clubs? DJ Shane Brown, the man behind the boards at Billy Bob’s in the Rock Island District, as well as the former DJ for such hot spots as 2nd Avenue and the Stockade in the Village, has come up with a new mix for you to blast in the glorious realm of your own social distancing spot. Shane dropped the new mix this evening, which you can check out here, along with the following note, on his Facebook: “So here’s what I’ve been up to in the basement the past couple of days. This is, without doubt, the most ridiculous, silly, stupid mix... Read More

Rock Island Parks And Recreation Facilities Closed Through April 8

March 26th, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation programming and facilities including the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center will remain closed, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) until April 8. Activity fees for programs and events that cannot be rescheduled will be credited for future use. RIFAC memberships will be extended for the amount of time we will be closed and monthly membership fee withdrawals have been temporarily turned off. City parks and open outdoor recreation areas will remain open, however playgrounds may increase the spread of COVID-19, and therefore will be closed. The Underwater Egg... Read More

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