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Quad Cities Scene With Tav Falco And Panther Burns At RIBCO

May 23rd, 2018
Quad Cities Scene With Tav Falco And Panther Burns At RIBCO

Tav Falco and Panther Burns ripped up the stage at RIBCO with their raucous rock last weekend, much to the delight of those assembled on a warm spring night for beverages and hot live music. The band will continue to tour through the year in support of their album, Cabaret of Daggers. For more information about the group, see www.tavfalco.com.  Read More

The Fun And Funky Art Of Jackie Krebs Hits Taste Buds

September 21st, 2017
The Fun And Funky Art Of Jackie Krebs Hits Taste Buds

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Thursday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More

YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 26th Year

August 10th, 2017
YaMaka My Weekend Returns For 26th Year

For the last 26 years, Ya Maka My Weekend has been a tradition in The District of downtown Rock Island. This festival celebrates the culture of the Caribbean. It is known for its colorful atmosphere, delicious foods, and lively reggae music. This year, the celebration takes place from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday Aug. 12. Ya Maka My Weekend will be held on the Great River Plaza, 2nd Avenue between 18th street to 1st and 3rd avenue, in downtown Rock Island, IL. Admission is $9 for a one-day pass and $14 for a two-day. Group discounts are available in advance. Children 12 and under are free and no... Read More

Skeleton Key’s Fourth Birthday Rocks Rock Island Sunday

August 3rd, 2017
Skeleton Key’s Fourth Birthday Rocks Rock Island Sunday

The Skeleton Key Art and Antiques is turning 4 and you’re invited to help them celebrate! On Sunday Aug 6 from 12-4 p.m. the Skeleton Key will be celebrating four years of business in downtown Rock Island (520 18th Street) in style! There will be special sales, door prizes, cupcakes and more. While you’re there, feel free to browse around for that special addition to your home décor, amazing jewelry and antiques that speak to you. Come for the party and stay for the one-of-a-kind collection found at the Skeleton Key Art and Antiques!  Read More

Homebrew Festiv-Ale Bubbling Up In Rock Island

July 13th, 2017
Homebrew Festiv-Ale Bubbling Up In Rock Island

Calling all homebrew creators and homebrew consumers! It is time we celebrate all that is good with enzymes and fermentation! It is officially time for Rivers Edge Homebrew Festiv-Ale! On Saturday July 15 from 2-6 p.m. in The District of Rock Island you are invited to enjoy the area’s best homebrewer’s fruits (or barley) of labor. Tickets for this event are only $20 and include a Festiv-Ale tasting glass and beer sampling tickets. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/homebrew-festiv-ale.  Tickets will also be available at the door. Some of the... Read More

The Key To Great Bargains? Skeleton Key Artists Market!

July 6th, 2017
The Key To Great Bargains? Skeleton Key Artists Market!

Sunday, July 9th marks the second monthly installment of the 2017 Rock Island Artists‘ Market. Over 20 vendors selling art, hand-crafted goods and more will be set up in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. The market takes place on the second Sunday of each month, June through October, from 12-4 pm. The Rock Island Artists’ Market was formed through a partnership of the Rock Island Arts Advisory Committee and Skeleton Key Art and Antiques. The Rock Island Arts Advisory Committee held public meetings last year to discuss ideas for expanding the arts... Read More

Frog and Toad Wonderfully Done

June 29th, 2017
Frog and Toad Wonderfully Done

A Year With Frog and Toad, the latest children’s production at Circa ’21, is wonderfully done, a show which perfectly captures the tone, feel and look of one of America’s most popular children’s-story series. The terrific, literate show, which was nominated for three 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is masterfully done, and I, as an adult watching it, truly enjoyed it. I think adults watching it will likewise appreciate its subtle, well-crafted style, and smaller children will particularly like it, especially if they are fans of the book. It is a bit slow-moving, and pre-teens... Read More

Frog and Toad Leaps Into Circa

June 15th, 2017
Frog and Toad Leaps Into Circa

One of America’s most popular children’s-story series gets a fun-filled stage makeover when Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse presents its debut of the charming, hilarious family musical A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD. Nominated for three 2003 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this hour-long theatrical treat to sure to entertain kids of all ages, and is being brought to life by an exceptional cast and crew of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons from June 13 through July... Read More

Lundahl Paintings On Exhibit In Historic Building

June 12th, 2017
Lundahl Paintings On Exhibit In Historic Building

Augustana College has loaned seven of its works by the painter Frank Lundahl to the Safety Building in Rock Island. This loan was coordinated by the Doris and Victor Day Foundation located in that same building, built 1907-1908. The case where the recently installed works are on display has sat empty for years. Dave Geenen, executive director at the foundation, said he believes “that art needs to be brought to the people and made accessible to all.” Geenen’s hope is that, “people will know that we have lots of history, talent and innovation in the Quad Cities and will celebrate our past... Read More

Gallery Hop And Open House Rockin’ Rock Island This Weekend!

May 4th, 2017
Gallery Hop And Open House Rockin’ Rock Island This Weekend!

The District in downtown Rock Island is hoppin’ with activity this weekend! Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, the Gallery Hop offers free fun at a variety of venues until 10 p.m. See live musical performances, live comedy, live art being created, book readings, book signings, pottery, jewelry and more! The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! It’s no secret in the Quad Cities that Downtown Rock Island is a happening place filled with interesting and historical buildings. But have you ever wondered what was going... Read More