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Speakeasy Debuting ‘(Not So) Newlywed Game Show’

June 23rd, 2019

For the last eight years, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has been the diverse entertainment venue in the Quad Cities!  From Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque and Manscape (the area’s only male burlesque revue) to Windy City Dueling Pianos, Viva La Divas Drag Show, The Manny Lopez Big Band, countless stand up comedy and improv comedy shows and monthly trivia contests, there is truly something for everyone at The Speakeasy! The theater is thrilled to announce its newest show THE (NOT SO) NEWLYWED GAME SHOW. The first performance will be on Saturday, June 29. This will be similar... Read More

Speakeasy Holding Drag Show Benefit For Mary’s

May 27th, 2019

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island will be hosting a drag show on Saturday, June 1.  All door proceeds from the show will go to the owners and staff of Mary’s On 2nd in Davenport who suffered damage and lost income during the flood.  The Speakeasy will donate all proceeds from ticket sales directly back to Mary’s on 2nd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show and can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at the Circa ’21 ticket office at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island.  Doors for the show open at 7 and the show begins at 8 p.m. “We’re... Read More

Shots And Giggles Returns To Speakeasy

May 23rd, 2019

After a sold out performance in March, The Speakeasy is happy to welcome back the popular adult improv comedy show SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES on May 25!  “The audience at our performance in March was amazing!  The energy in the room was unbelievable and the performers were feeding off that the entire night” said Brett Hitchcock director of audience development.  “It was similar to when the show was performed by The Blacklist a number of years ago which, at the time, was the most popular adult improv comedy show in town.” SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES The show brings improv comedy... Read More

Los Improviachis Bring Cinco De Laughso To Speakeasy

April 24th, 2019

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early with the debut of Los Improviachis!  This hilarious improv comedy show comes direct from Chicago and will be making their Speakeasy debut on May 4! LOS IMPROVIACHIS  brings to the stage improvised music, dance and comedic scenes in the style and grace of the time-honored tradition of the mariachi. With lots of audience participation, this show is always a fun, hilarious fiesta! LOS IMPROVIACHIS have performed across the country at Bexar Stage (Texas), Chemically Imbalanced Comedy (Ill), Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago... Read More

Shots And Giggles Shoots Back Into Speakeasy

March 27th, 2019

The Speakeasy, in downtown Rock Island, has been home to popular improv comedy shows in the Quad Cities for over 25 years!  For 20 years it was the home of ComedySportz and, after that, The Blacklist and The Open Source.  Through the years few improv comedy shows have been more popular then SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES! First conceived by The Blacklist, SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES went on to be the most popular show The Blacklist performed at The Speakeasy for years and, after The Blacklist disbanded, The Open Source continued to do the show with many former Blacklist members. SHOTS ‘N’... Read More

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

The Manny Lopez Band Returns to Downtown Rock Island

January 10th, 2019

Looking for something to do this Friday night, in the Quad Cities? Then head on down to The Speakasy! The Manny Lopez Big Band returns to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling... Read More

PIMPROV Striding Into Speakeasy

November 20th, 2018

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is pleased to announce the return of PIMPROV, one of the most popular adult improv shows in Chicago on November 24. The doors open at 7:00 and show a 8:00. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be reserved through the Circa ’21 ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave.,  Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.  Tickets are also available online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com   You’ve seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. So ask yourself… who is more entertaining... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Finals This Saturday!

September 28th, 2018

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.    QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Down To The Top 10!

September 20th, 2018

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.   QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... Read More

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