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Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

January 1st, 2022
Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Twenty-twenty-one was the year we were all supposed to get back to normal, wasn’t it? After the punishing isolation and shutdowns of 2020, the life-saving promise of Covid vaccines and a new president who actually seemed to care about the health and sanity of Americans, we were ready to turn that corner in 2021, starting with a touted “hot vaxxed summer.” Well, that... Read More

Bottoms Up Bursting With New Year’s Eve Fun At Rock Island’s Speakeasy

December 28th, 2021
Bottoms Up Bursting With New Year's Eve Fun At Rock Island's Speakeasy

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring in the New Year with a night of strip... Read More

Shots And Giggles, Ninja Wizards, Viva Las Divas And More In This Week’s FUN10

November 28th, 2021
Shots And Giggles, Ninja Wizards, Viva Las Divas And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and 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 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. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

September 22nd, 2021
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition Brings The Funny With THE FINALS This Weekend

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 11 and 18 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as California, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 25. “We are so excited about this show on the 25th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform this month. It was really difficult for the judges to narrow this field to the top 10! Those competing on the 25th are all outstanding comics... Read More

Viva La Divas Drag Show is Back!

November 5th, 2020
Viva La Divas Drag Show is Back!

DON’T MISS THE DIVAS!! The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS this Friday Nov 6 from 8 – 10 p.m. Seating will be limited due to social distancing so order early or you won’t get in! Parties cannot be mixed at tables and reservations can only be made for parties of 4 or 6 people. All attending are required to wear face masks. November’s special guest performer will be Quad City favorite, Nikki Turner! Now in its ninth year, Viva La Divas is the longest running drag show in the Quad Cities bringing you some... Read More

A Sad Farewell To The 2020 Season From Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Owner Denny Hitchcock

November 2nd, 2020
A Sad Farewell To The 2020 Season From Rock Island's Circa '21 Owner Denny Hitchcock

Circa ’21 owner Denny Hitchcock sent out the following letter tonight to Circa ’21 subscribers and patrons. It’s a sad farewell to the holiday show and the rest of the shows throughout 2020. Here’s hoping Circa is back better than ever and we’ll have a healthy country and season in 2021! Here’s the letter from Denny in its entirety: Dear Loyal Guest, With the closure of Rock Island County by Governor Pritzker at midnight Tuesday, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors for the holiday season. The holiday productions of “Winter Wonderland”... Read More

Circa ’21 in Rock Island To Close Again Until January

November 2nd, 2020
Circa ’21 in Rock Island To Close Again Until January

With the closure of indoor dining throughout the state, by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse has made the difficult decision to close its doors for the holiday season. The Rock Island theater’s planned productions of “Winter Wonderland” and “Seussical” will be moved to the end of the 2021 season instead. Circa has, however, received special permission from Springfield to remain open until this Saturday to finish the current run of “The Savannah Sipping Society.” “This was a terribly difficult decision,” Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development,... Read More

Your Month in Events for November 2020: Craft Shows, Comedy, Holiday Fun and MORE!

November 2nd, 2020
Your Month in Events for November 2020: Craft Shows, Comedy, Holiday Fun and MORE!

We at QuadCities.com are ALWAYS looking for cool new ways to bring you the best in local entertainment coverage in the Quad-Cities. And so we’re once again giving you our NEW feature — The Month In Events! It’s our way of giving you even MORE great coverage here on your site for the best arts and entertainment reporting in the area — your free, fun, local, award-winning QuadCities.com! QuadCities.com proudly presents Month in Events, a list of events happening in the Quad Cities this month, and every month! On the first of every month we will give you an exciting glimpse into the entertainment... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 1st: Divas, Art-Mageddon, Fish Swaps and MORE!

November 1st, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of November 1st: Divas, Art-Mageddon, Fish Swaps and MORE!

November is already here! Can you believe it? Even though the weather may begin to force us indoors, that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of FUN and exciting events going on in the Quad Cities! 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 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... Read More

Viva La Divas Drag Show Has Returned!

September 16th, 2020
Viva La Divas Drag Show Has Returned!

The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS this Friday Sep 18 from 8 – 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating will be limited due to social distancing so order early or you won’t get in! Because The Speakeasy cannot mix parties at tables, reservations can only be made for parties of 4 or 6 people. Everyone coming to the show must wear a face covering and temperatures will be taken of everyone coming in the building. Now in its 10th year, Viva La Divas is the longest running drag show in the Quad Cities bringing you some... Read More