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David Van Allen & Ron Meyer Artwork on Display at Quad City Arts

July 19th, 2020

Quad City Arts is officially open and excited to show off their latest exhibit. Assembled portraits by David Van Allen and jazz noir images from the Iowa City Jazz Festival by Ron Meyer are now on display at the Quad City Arts Rock Island Gallery (1715 2nd Avenue Rock Island), as well as online. All pieces are available for purchase. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays. No admissions fees are required. About the Artists David Van Allen – Van Allen’s process begins by collecting hundreds of images of... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 19th: Cars, Bikes, Tractors and MORE!

July 19th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Rock Island’s Billy Bobs Dance Club Closing Temporarily Due To Low Crowd Numbers

July 16th, 2020

Rock Island District dance club Billy Bob’s has announced they’ll be closing, at least temporarily, due to low business numbers caused by covid-19. The bar posted the following on its Facebook last night: One month ago when we were finally able to open our doors back up after almost 4 months of being closed due to Covid 19. We were pretty honest in reaching out to everyone and letting them know we really needed their support. We are not sure the reason for such low numbers. Probably due to people still wanting to shelter at home and perhaps due to the District needing to close at 2am... Read More

Viva La Divas Drag Show Shining On The Speakeasy

July 15th, 2020

Viva La Divas is back! The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show Viva La Divas, this Friday Jul 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Seating will be limited due to social distancing so order early or you won’t get in!  Because parties cannot be mixed at tables, reservations can only be made for parties of 4 or 6 people. March’s special guest performer will be Speakeasy favorite, Ginger Snaps.  We also welcome back for the second time Roxie Hancock Now in its ninth year, Viva La Divas is the longest running... Read More

Drive Into This Movie Night

July 9th, 2020

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a Drive-in Movie in the Park on Saturday, July 11. Dolittle, a family friendly movie, will be the feature presentation at the Campbell Sports Complex. Gates will open for cars to park at 7:30 pm.  All cars must be parked by 8:30 pm, for the movie to begin at dusk. Staff will be directing vehicles to park every other space, so all vehicles are six feet apart. People must remain in their vehicles to watch the movie. A concession stand (cash only) will be available. Event is free. Donations excepted at the door. This drive-in movie is presented... Read More

Rock Island Public Library Open With Limited Access

July 9th, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library has introduced limited building access and hours at both its Downtown and Southwest Library locations. This phase of the library’s gradual reopening coordinates with Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Buildings will be open to the public at both locations from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturdays are reserved for curbside pickup only, which is from 9:00 am to noon. Face coverings and social distancing must be maintained while inside library buildings. Library books, magazines, and audiovisual collections will be available for “grab and go”... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Now on National Register of Historic Places

July 6th, 2020

Following many years of work in historic preservation, Rock Island leaders made history again Monday, July 6, as the downtown officially became part of the National Register of Historic Places. Led by the city’s Community and Economic Development Department, the effort was announced by the city of Rock Island and the Development Association of Rock Island (DARI) on the Great River Plaza downtown. “Rock Island is a historically significant community. Establishing this designation offers many benefits to property owners and the community,” Mayor Mike Thoms said. “Projects will be easier to... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Expanding Services

July 5th, 2020

The Quad City Botanical Center is expanding services in alignment with the phase four guidelines set by the State of Illinois with COVID-19 protection protocols in place. All guests are REQUIRED to wear a mask inside the building and highly ENCOURAGED to wear a mask outdoors. Online ticket purchases are ENCOURAGED to reduce close contact with guest services staff. Payment upon admission is accepted, members receive free admission. The gardens, including indoor and outdoor areas, have a restricted capacity of 100 guests who must practice social distancing. The building is open to visitors, including... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 5th: Bike Nights, Walking Tours, Concert Series and MORE!

July 5th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Sunday Funday with Fireflies

July 3rd, 2020

Join the Quad City Botanical Center (2525 4th Avenue Rock Island) this Sunday Jul 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. for a special nighttime version of the popular Sunday Funday family program. Learn about fireflies and why the populations are falling. If you have fireflies at home, catch them and bring them for a nighttime release at the gardens! This event is free for members or included in paid admission. No RSVP is required. For more information, please visit https://www.qcgardens.com/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

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