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Vintage Football And Rugby Runs Into Rock Island

September 12th, 2019

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL, vintage style, AND some rugby??? On September 28th 2019, Vintage Football returns to Douglas Park in Rock Island! The game this year will celebrate the 100th season of the NFL. Season 1 started right here in Douglas Park and we are excited to kickoff the 100th season the same way! Come see a vintage football game using 1920’s rules with replica uniforms and a melon football. Full details to come soon but introductions will begin at 1:30. Kickoff is at 2PM. 1920’s automobiles will be on display. The concession stand will be open serving food and drinks. This... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Returning With MUSICMOVES This Week

September 10th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities dances back in with their latest season opener, MUSICMOVES, doing a grand jete into the Brunner Theater Center on Augustana Campus in Rock Island at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Don’t miss this all new performance – new dancers, new venue, and new music!  Limited number of tickets available for this intimate performance at the Brunner Theatre Center on the campus of Augustana College.  Get your tickets online today or call Amanda at 309-786-3779 for more information.  Read More

Spend Your Sunday Funday with a Chill on the Hill

September 5th, 2019

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill at the new Anderson Pavilion on campus, this Sunday Sep 8. The free event will feature food trucks and local bands at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavilion, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. The pavilion is just south of the Brunner Theater Center, and the most convenient parking is in the Centennial Hall lot across 7th Avenue. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Seating is first-come, first-served. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., The White Tornado will take the stage. The White Tornado is the piano-playing, songwriting alter ego of the... Read More

Rock Island Artists’ Market Happening this Sunday!

September 4th, 2019

The next Rock Island Artists’ Market is this Sunday, September 8!  This family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The September market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, popcorn by G’s Popcorn of Moline, and music by Roger Carlson. Patrons... Read More

Opa! Our Big Fat Greek Festival is Back!

September 2nd, 2019

Opa! Things are going to get a little Greek around the Quad Cities, this weekend! St. George’s 15th Annual ‘Our Big Fat Greek Festival’ is happening this Friday Sep 6 from 4 – 11 p.m. and Saturday Sep 7 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church (2930 31st Ave. Rock  Island). Admission is only $2 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Bring the entire family out for Greek cuisine, culture, music, dance and fun! Enjoy live entertainment from Paradosis Hellenic Dance Troupe, QC Motion Dance Company, as well as Guided Church Tours. Treat your taste buds with Gyros,... Read More

Indie Legends Shonen Knife Coming To RIBCO

September 1st, 2019

Legendary indie band Shonen Knife will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at RIBCO, Rock Island. The Japanese band has long been a cult favorite in the States, perhaps best known here for the song “Know Your Chicken,” which was a hit on indie stations in the ’90s. Tickets are available now at RIBCO and Home – MIDWESTIX  Read More

WAKE Brewing Celebrates Two Year Anniversary!

August 30th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ favorite ‘cauldron of artistic brews’ is officially celebrating their 2nd successful year! Come help WAKE Brewing (2529 5th Avenue Rock Island) celebrate two years of riff-infused brewing with a killer FREE show, this Saturday Aug 31 from 2 – 10 p.m. (21+ only) Enjoy live entertainment outside with Oozing Wound, the Munsens, Druids, Cloud Cruiser, Closet Witch, plus Side Show Feats By The Swami! Barley & Rye Bistro will be serving up the following delectable dishes: Elk Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese, Poblano, Onion, Egg, Smokey Red Pepper Mayo Bison Burger with Cheddar,... Read More

QCCT Glow Party Lighting Up QC Botanical Center!

August 27th, 2019

Kick off Labor Day Weekend with a neon outdoor experience! The Quad Cities Cultural Trust (QCCT) Glow Party will take place this Friday Aug 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island). This FREE family-friendly event will provide live music, snacks, drinks and so much more! When the sun sets, the splash pad at The Quad City Botanical Center will light up for a fun party to celebrate culture in the Quad Cities. Registration to the QCCT Glow Party can be completed online. The Quad Cities Cultural Trust (QCCT) ensures culture thrives in our community by supporting... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Returning With MUSICMOVES

August 21st, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is dancing back in with their latest season opener, MUSICMOVES, doing a grand jete into the Brunner Theater Center on Augustana Campus in Rock Island at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Don’t miss this all new performance – new dancers, new venue, and new music!  Limited number of tickets available for this intimate performance at the Brunner Theatre Center on the campus of Augustana College.  Get your tickets online today or call Amanda at 309-786-3779 for more information.  Read More

BBQ in the Quad Cities is Back!

August 8th, 2019

“It’s finally here… WE’RE RE-OPENING” News came out tonight that makes many food lovers in the Quad Cities very happy. When thinking of a great place in the Quad Cities to get some delicious BBQ (or barbeque/barbecue, whichever you prefer), most think of the amazing and delectable Jim’s Rib Haven. Unfortunately, the world has had to live without Jim’s BBQ this past month, due to a fire at the 531 24th Street Rock Island location on Tuesday July 2, 2019. Luckily, all of our dreams have been answered. This was the statement released earlier tonight about the future of one of the Quad... Read More

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