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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

Virtual Artist Talk with Cara Romero Slated For Figge Art Museum Thursday

September 9th, 2020

Join the Figge Art Museum virtually this Thursday Sep 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a Virtual Artist Talk with Cara Romero. Cara Romero is a member of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. Romero will discuss her photographic practice and the use of technology in her recent work. Guests will be invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the talk. Romero’s photographs can be seen in private and museum collections worldwide. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West. This live online program is free but advanced registration is... Read More

Hog Days Stampede Goes Virtual

September 4th, 2020

The 2020 Hog Day Stampede goes virtual this year! As part of the run, participants will run/walk their own 4-mile course anytime during traditional Hog Day Festival (September 4-7). There will be no official course to run and no set time to start – you get to choose! You’ll be able to submit your race results and pictures to us and we will post them on our Virtual Stampede site. Stampede founder Nelson Lay and volunteer Jay Cone’ marked the traditional Stampede course in mid-August to help local participants with their training.  Also, perennial Hog Days fixture Matt Michalik will be... Read More

Virtual Artist Talk with George Rodriguez

September 1st, 2020

Join the Figge Art Museum virtually for a conversation with renowned Los Angeles photographer George Rodriguez this Thursday Sep 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. George Rodriguez will speak about his nearly six-decade career photographing the Los Angeles Chicano community and celebrities of film, TV, and music. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Magnetic West: The Enduring Allure of the American West. This live online program is free but advanced registration is required. After registering at https://sales.figgeartmuseum.org/performance.aspx?pid=1488, you will receive... Read More

“Life is Beautiful” Goes Virtual to Raise Money for Mental Health

August 13th, 2020

The “Life is Beautiful” fundraising event is back this weekend for its third year, with a “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative in Bishop Hill, is being made possible by Heartland Connections. Concert organizer Joe Lee of Moline moved the event from in-person to live stream to meet evolving pandemic trends.   “Because of Covid, especially with the rise in cases, we thought this would be a good idea to do a live stream, to draw people together,” he said recently.   In its first two years,... Read More

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

August 12th, 2020

Mississippi Bend Players is proud to present a virtual reading of Sarah Ruhl’s play, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday this Friday Aug 14 at 7:30 p.m. Filled with Quad Cities references and memories of the past, Ruhl lovingly wrote the piece which explores life, death and the allure of never growing up for her mother, Kathleen Kehoe Ruhl. MBP is thrilled that Kathleen will be reprising the role she inspired in this one-night only presentation which will be followed by a Q & A session with the cast and playwright Sarah Ruhl. To sign up for this livestream today, visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=116366.... Read More

Bix Jazz Fest Goes Virtual

July 29th, 2020

The Bix Jazz Society is excited to announce they are hosting a VIRTUAL JAZZ FEST on Friday Jul 31 and Saturday Aug 1. This virtual concert is free to anyone who wishes to experience 1920’s-30’s Jazz. Covid-19 may be separating us, through Bix, Jazz and Technology we will unite! The 49th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will feature six fantastic bands from Denver to Chicago. Each band will premiere new sets of traditional 1920’s & 30’s era Jazz music on Friday, July 31 from 6pm – 9pm and Saturday, August 1 from 6pm – 9pm. These concerts may be viewed on a smartphone,... Read More

Figge’s Big Picture in the House Goes Virtual

July 28th, 2020

The Figge’s Big Picture program returned this summer, in a different format. For the past 3 weeks, virtual free programming has been streaming live from the museum on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. The program will continue through Aug 5. This Wednesday July 29 will mark the fourth week of Big Picture in the House. In this lesson they will explore why are we so fascinated with places we cannot reach. Historically, the West was thought to be a mysterious and fantastically place full of grand adventures and new opportunities. Join the Figge as they explore our never-ending... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 26th: Flamingo Follies, Jazz Fest, Meadstock and MORE!

July 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

2020 Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7 Hits The Virtual Pavement This Weekend

July 24th, 2020

The 46th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been changed to a virtual only event this year. Since 1975, the Quad-City Times Bix 7 has been a Midwest summer tradition, bringing thousands of runners from across the globe to Run With the Best. Even though we can’t run together this Saturday July 25, the tradition has been kept alive by virtual running in the historical Quad-City Times Virtual Bix 7, Prairie Farms Quick Bix or Arconic Jr. Bix. Participants have been completing their race distances since Jul 1, at all locations: sidewalks, treadmills, trails, living rooms and tracks. To commemorate... Read More

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