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Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

March 6th, 2019

Anyone read that article sweeping the web about Terry Tilka? He’s celebrating his 30th year of busting his ass as the owner of the coolest bar in the Quad-Cities, one that’s outlived almost every other and fought its way through countless trends, several recessions and umpteen financial curves in the Quad-Cities. Terry started off young, when he was in college, owning bars around the area, and busted his ass most frequently as the owner of O’Meara’s (named after his Mom’s maiden name), before putting his money and his life on the table to buy a little spot called RIBCO when there was... Read More

Learn about the works of Jason Reynolds at two Rock Island Library Book Talks

February 16th, 2019

The Rock Island Public Library will introduce the works of award-winning writer Jason Reynolds to readers via two book talk discussions before the writer visits the Quad Cities in person in late March.  Library staff will host informal discussions on Tuesday, February 19, starting at 5:30 pm at Rozz-Tox Coffeehouse, 2108 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, and again on Tuesday, March 19, also starting at 5:30 pm, at Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th Street, Rock Island. Guests can purchase a coffee or beverage and learn a little about Reynolds’ books or share thoughts about ones they’ve... Read More

All Senses Festival is Back to Stimulate Your Senses!

September 23rd, 2018

The All Senses Festival is back for a 2nd year! This year’s sensory-satisfying festival will kick off on Tuesday Sep 25 and continue through Sunday Sep 30. All Senses Festival is a collaboration of several ongoing artistic endeavors combined under one umbrella: music, spoken word, film, an antique, craft and art fair, and much more. The festival incorporates multiple venues on both sides of the Mississippi River, taking place at The Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St. Davenport), Rock Island Brewing Company (1812-14 2nd Ave. Rock Island) and Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island) over six days. Check... 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

No Fooling At Rozz-Tox Horror Film Night

March 30th, 2018

How does an evening filled with horror films sound to celebrate April Fool’s, this year? Then join 365 Horror Films and Factory of Fear at their April Fool’s Horror Night! April Fool’s Horror Night will be happening at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave Rock Island) this Saturday Mar 31 from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. and as always will be FREE admission! 365 Horror Films and Factory of Fear have teamed up together to bring you showings of April Fools Day (1986), Chopping Mall (1986) and Death Spa (1989). Some of these films are R-rated, so it is asked that viewers be at least 17 years old or accompanied by an... Read More

Dramatic Art, Hilarious Book Featured At Taste Buds

July 1st, 2017

Sydney Johnson’s dramatic black-and-white drawings and colorful abstract paintings are on display at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). The colorful art of Sydney Johnson decorates the walls June 23 through July 6, and Heather Nobiling’s book, “Life Sucks,” will be on hand for sale during that time. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.  Read More

Carlson’s Art, Nobiling’s New Humor Book Featured At Taste Buds

June 22nd, 2017

Sydney Johnson and Heather Nobiling are the featured creators at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). The colorful abstract art of Sydney Johnson decorates the walls June 23 through July 6, and Nobiling’s book, “Life Sucks,” will be on hand for sale during that time. An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artists and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists... Read More

QC Junetopia Bursting With Fun Across Two States

June 15th, 2017

How would you like to be involved in an annual community-strengthening event while enjoying local music, comedy and more? Well, now you can do just that. The 3rd Annual QC Junetopia is a 3-Day event that will take part in two different cities, in two different states, and in five different venues from June 16-18. QC Junetopia features a variety of creative endeavors from within the QC and beyond. Tickets are only $13 for a one-day pass, or $25 for a three-day pass. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://qcjunetopia3.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day... Read More

Carlson’s Abstracts Decorate The Walls At Taste Buds

June 14th, 2017

The colorful abstract art of Misha Carlson decorates the walls through June 22 at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.  Read More

Sean Leary’s Comic Book Art Flies Onto The Walls At Taste Buds

May 25th, 2017

The graphic novel/comic book art of Sean Leary will be flying onto the walls this weekend at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. Leary will be on hand to also sign copies of his graphic novels in the Dark Equinox series. The series is a YA horror tale about a teenager who survives a suicide attempt and as a result is able to see the world of demons... Read More

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