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

An Enchanted Fairy Frolic at Quad City Botanical Center

August 18th, 2018

Mother and daughters connect with their inner fairies (or trolls) at this magical event! The Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) is hosting a Mother & Daughter Fairy Frolic this Sunday Aug 19 from 1-3 p.m. Dress up as your favorite fairy, troll or magical creature and explore the enchanted gardens. There will be a fairy seek and find in the gardens, magical crafts, a photo booth and much more! The cost to attend is only $10 per person in advance, or $15 per person at the door. There is a discount for QCBC members! Purchase your tickets online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/rockislandparksandrec/Activity_Search/2891. Don’t... Read More

Blue Cat Sold, Closing For Remodel In Two Weeks

August 17th, 2018

EXCLUSIVE – Rock Island’s Blue Cat Brew Pub, one of the first brew pubs opened in the Quad-Cities in 1994, has been sold, sources that asked not to be identified said Friday. The restaurant and brewery, in the heart of the District, at 113 18th St., was sold to an unnamed buyer this week and will be closed down two weeks from now, the source noted. The pub will not be closed for good and will instead be shut for “a significant remodeling,” the source said. “From what I hear, they’re going to put a lot of money into it and it’s going to look really cool,” the source added. A grand... Read More

August Artists Market Blooming Sunday At Skeleton Key

August 11th, 2018

The August installment of the Rock Island Artists’ Market is being held this Sunday, August 10 from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. The Rock Island Artists’ Market will repeat on the second Sunday of each month, through October. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The August market has over 40 registered vendors, and will feature food by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, and live music by Roger Carlson. Additionally at this month’s... Read More

Skeleton Key Celebrating Fifth Birthday!

August 8th, 2018

The August installment of the Rock Island Artists’ Market is being held on Sunday, August 12 from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will double as the 5th birthday celebration of Skeleton Key. Skeleton Key Art and Antiques was opened August 1, 2013 by Brandy and John VandeWalle of Rock Island, and in 2016, Skeleton Key became the host of the Rock Island Artists’ Market. Skeleton Key sells a variety of local art, antiques, vintage, and locally crafted items spread out over 5,000 square foot. They are open five days a week, Wednesday –... Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Annie,’ ‘Newsies’

July 31st, 2018

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to announce local auditions for their upcoming productions of ANNIE and NEWSIES on August 11, 18 and 19th.  Those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and performances as scheduled and must prepare a verse and chorus or 16 bars of a Broadway song. Music from the show is acceptable. They should bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.  Young performers should dress comfortably (please no costumes, wigs or makeup for Annie) and provide a non-returnable photo, as well as a brief résumé.... Read More

Do You Believe? UFO Sighted Over Midwestern Park

July 19th, 2018

I’m not sayin’ it was aliens, but… It was certainly unidentified, definitely flying and presumably an object, therefore it, by definition was a UFO, and I, and my son and his friend, saw it slowly gliding over the Mississippi River and Schwiebert Park going into Rock Island, Illinois. Giorgio Tsaukalos, take notes… It was a warm Monday night, July 9, just after sunset, and we were enjoying the weather and the atmosphere at the park on the river. Schwiebert is just east of the centennial bridge connecting Rock Island to Davenport, Iowa, just to the west of the Rock Island Arsenal military... Read More

Looking For A Great Beer After Some Golf At The John Deere?

July 13th, 2018

There’s nothing quite as refreshing and fun on a summer day than hitting the links and having a few beverage afterwards, and for those playing and watching during the John Deere Classic, running through Sunday at Deere Run Golf Course in Moline, there are plenty of great options to check out local brew pubs. Here are a few to grab a couple of beverages at after hitting the greens: Bent River, 1413 5th Ave., Moline, is right in the middle of the vibrant downtown Moline scene, which offers a great array of fine local restaurants, the ambiance of the river walk, and of course plenty of clubs... Read More

True Merch: ‘Merchant of Venice’ Coming To Town

July 11th, 2018

The Genesius Guild will present “The Merchant of Venice,” opening on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Park, Rock Island, IL. The production will also be performed Sunday, July 15 and the following weekend, July 21 and July 22 at 8 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. “The Merchant of Venice” is a play often studied in high school and college, but rarely performed onstage in the United States. The script includes some challenging content, but its powerful message about how humans treat people from different backgrounds remains highly relevant today. While... Read More

Spend An Evening in the Age of Wonderful Nonsense

July 11th, 2018

How would you like to spend an evening going back in time to the roaring 20’s? Friends of Hauberg Civic Center (1300 24th Street Rock Island) are hosting their annual fundraising event, Age of Wonderful Nonsense Gala Fundraiser, on Saturday Jul 14 from 6-11 p.m. Cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m. and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. A silent auction featuring local art will begin at 8:30pm. Throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy live music by pianist/vocalist, Freddy Allen, performing popular tunes from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Advanced tickets for this evening $75 and... Read More

Do You Dare To Check Out ‘Awful Daring?’

June 16th, 2018

Do you dare to check it out? The Awful Daring of a Moment’s Surrender will be on display beginning with a July 6 reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Awful Daring  is the second photography exhibition at Rozz Tox for Quad City photographer Laura Heath. Her first, Shadows and Shapes in 2017, was so well received she was immediately asked to return for a second show. The Awful Daring of a Moment’s Surrender is far more provocative with an emphasis on nudes and the human form.  Heath started her photographic journey shooting flowers and insects with her Cannon... Read More

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