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Q-C Burlesque Dancer Reveals More Than Skin in First Novel

May 25th, 2020

Despite its title, there’s not a ton of burlesque in “Burlesque River,” a new romance novel set in the Quad-Cities, penned by veteran burlesque performer Kitty Bardot. There are key club scenes — at the start and near the end of this beautifully written book (part of a planned series) — that reflect the raunch, playfulness, camaraderie, the yearning to be someone different and glamorous, and the ecstatic high you get on stage with an appreciative audience. But the bulk of the 173-page debut novel, released in April by Boroughs Publishing (which specializes in romance fiction),... Read More

Looking for fun in the Quad Cities this week? Check out FUN10!

March 1st, 2020

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking for some entertainment in your own backyard, the Quad-Cities is full of fun activities this week and every week! Live concerts? Local theatre? Comedy? Art? We’ve got it all! And in that spirit, QuadCities.com proudly presents our latest new feature, 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... Read More

The Manny Lopez Big Band Jazzin’ Things Up at The Speakeasy

January 7th, 2020

Head down to The Speakeasy for some great Jazz music this Friday night! The Manny Lopez Big Band heads back to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show! Food options will be available for purchase, such as sandwich baskets and pizza. The Speakeasy also offers a full bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of... Read More

Go Underground in Rock Island This June

May 3rd, 2019

Remember when craft markets were first starting out in little coffee shops and warehouses? Full of flavor and creative soul, and just a little bit rough around the edges? Rock Island Underground is taking us back to our roots! Make plans to attend the craftiest secret in the Quad Cities, Rock Island Underground June Market on Saturday Jun 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Get a break from Pinterest fever and shop over 20 unique artists vending uncommonly cool products inside the intimate and laid-back ambiance of the Rock Island Speakeasy. An all ages event,... 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

Luck Be Several Ladies! Burlesque Roulette Scores At Speakeasy

August 16th, 2017

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is excited to welcome back Bottoms Up Burlesque to the stage this weekend with two all new shows!  On Friday night the members of the recently completed Bottoms Up school of Burlesque will be showcasing what they have learned in their very own show!  On Saturday, the show cast returns with all the performers you love in a show like never before – Burlesque Roulette!  The performers won’t have idea what number they will be performing to until the show emcee spins the wheel to determine their song.  “We are really excited about these two shows” said... Read More

Open Source Opening In Speakeasy This Weekend

February 17th, 2017

Emerging from the ashes of the Blacklist, Open Source Comedy, the area’s roving improvisational comedy troupe, is roaming back to its place of origin – the Speakeasy in Rock Island. Open Source will perform for two shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Tickets are on sale at the door at by phone at 786-7733, ext. 2. “Over the past 25 years, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has been the original home to several popular comedy troupe’s including ComedySportz for 20 years and, more recently, the now defunct Blacklist comedy troupe. The Speakeasy... Read More

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