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Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears

September 16th, 2020

Join the St. Ambrose University Music Department virtually for Casual Classics I: Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears this Friday Sep 18 from 5 – 6 p.m. SAU Teaching Artists Alex Widstrand and Perry Mears perform music for bassoon and piano, including selections by Mozart, Tansman, Mediņš, Garšnek, and Rivé-King. The concert will be live-streamed on the SAU Music Facebook page. Casual Classics concerts are like a musical happy-hour, and now you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or office, with your favorite snack and drink!   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

September 13th, 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

St. Ambrose Alum Wins Third Daytime Emmy for “Sesame Street”

August 8th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. Though he’s been unemployed for months, like millions of Americans, due to Covid-19, St. Ambrose University alum Brian Hemesath got good news late last month. For the third time out of eight nominations, the 48-year-old Iowa native won a Daytime Emmy Award for his costume design work on “Sesame Street.” Hemesath – who earned his bachelor’s in theater and art in 1994 from SAU – was among a team of 21 designers to tie for the... Read More

Virtual Star Party Shines On Quad-Cities This Saturday

July 17th, 2020

St. Ambrose University and the Quad Cities Astronomical Society will be hosting a Virtual Star Party from the Menke Observatory this Saturday Jul 18 from 7 – 11 p.m. This cosmic event will stream live on WebEx. You do not need any extra software on your computer to join, just simply follow the link: https://stambrose.webex.com/webappng/sites/stambrose/meeting/download/8d43d52e45474a7da90e3d21b1772c85?siteurl=stambrose&MTID=m3927636fc19a36cb78ce134a4a4457be. The Virtual Star Party will start with a little bit about the observatory itself, a quick primer in how to use the software, previews... Read More

Abbie Metz Named Coach Of Black Hawk College’s First Women’s Soccer Team

July 8th, 2020

MOLINE (BHC) — Black Hawk College will launch its new women’s soccer program with a familiar face. Abbie Metz, a Black Hawk College grad, has been tapped to lead the team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. On Aug. 1, she will become the Braves’ first-ever women’s soccer head coach. “I look forward to working with her on building the program from the ground up,” said Arnie Chavera, interim athletic director. Metz currently is the academy director and head coach for PLD Sports – Sporting Iowa East at the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf. She has nearly two decades of experience... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of April 26th: Escape Room, Dance Party, Plant Sale and MORE!

April 26th, 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

Introduce a Girl to STEAM at SAU

February 14th, 2020

It may have a new name, but this amazing event for local girls in the Quad Cities is back and better than ever! St. Ambrose University hosts ‘Introduce a Girl to STEAM’, formerly ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’, on Tuesday Feb 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center (518 W Locust Street Davenport, 3rd Floor). Designed for girls in grades 2-8, this year’s event includes science, technology, engineering, art, and math and will explore how all those subjects relate to one another. The 2020 theme is Expedition Exploration: Safari. Space is limited for this free event, so register... Read More

What’s The Good News For January?

January 16th, 2019

There’s always positive news happening in the Quad-Cities, and we here at QuadCities.com, in collaboration with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” are happy to bring it to you! Every month we team up to present What’s The Good News? It’s a column on our website that promotes cool things happening in the Q-C that are positive and upbeat. In conjunction with the release of the column, I, Sean Leary, appear on “Paula Sands Live” to talk about the awesome good deeds of our local folks. Ready to get some good news? Let’s get started…   Well Suited For Success   Quad-Citian... Read More

QC Boo Bus Tour Uncovering the Scarier Side of the Quad Cities

October 18th, 2018

Grab your friends and join Illinois Paranormal Research Group and altSTATES for a paranormal van tour around the Quad Cities! QC Boo Bus: A Paranormal Tour takes place this Saturday Oct 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The tour starts in Downtown Davenport at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport). The tour then continues on to The Annie Wittenmeyer Complex, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Ambrose Hall at St. Ambrose University, German American Heritage Center, Augustana College and more! Hear local ghost stories and folklore, along with first-hand accounts from paranormal investigators who have actually... Read More

Head To ‘Paris’ With Ballet Quad Cities

September 14th, 2018

Paris En Pointe, the latest production by Ballet Quad-Cities, will bring a touch of French elegance and style to Galvin Fine Arts Center, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Journey back to Paris under the Eiffel Tower when the Moulin Rouge was the place to be. It was an exciting time for composers and visual artists alike when they changed the course of history with their music and Impressionist canvases. Such is the inspiration for the dance and music today. Ballet Quad Cities and the St. Ambrose Music Department partner with the Figge Art Museum to bring... Read More

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