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Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

December 3rd, 2021
Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

Friday, December 3, The Speakeasy located in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their annual Holiday Spectacular!  This special show will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! The Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! This month’s special guest emcee is local stand-up comedian Leslie Mitchell. “Leslie... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

December 2nd, 2021
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... 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

QC Scene On The Scene For Alternating Currents! Check It Out TODAY!

August 21st, 2021
QC Scene On The Scene For Alternating Currents! Check It Out TODAY!

We were on the scene last night in downtown Davenport for the awesome Alternating Currents Fest! Everything from a great cultural program on race to several live outdoor bands to a drag show to comedy to heavy metal and more could be found, and so much more can be found today in downtown Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline — AND IT’S ALL FREE! Check out some of our photos tomorrow, and hit the link HERE for our complete guide to the festival and tons of stories about what’s going on. And head out throughout the day today in the downtowns to check out some of the awesome happenings!    Read More

The Project of the Quad Cities Hosts Its First Pride Fest, June 4-5 in Moline

May 28th, 2021
The Project of the Quad Cities Hosts Its First Pride Fest, June 4-5 in Moline

In honor of June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, The Project of the Quad Cities is for the first time holding a free Pride at Bass Street Landing on June 4-5. Presented with sponsors ReCept Pharmacy (The Project on-site pharmacy at 1701 River Drive, Moline) and Arconic, the nearby event (on the plaza off 17th and River Drive) will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5, including food, live music, drag performances and education. Drinks on both nights will be provided by Galena Brewing Company. The Project outreach team... Read More

Beaux Arts Fair, Bad Hair, Divas And Douglas And Tucker: Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 6th, 2021
Beaux Arts Fair, Bad Hair, Divas And Douglas And Tucker: Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our podcast, Weekend in 2 Minutes, running every Thursday on QuadCities.com! This week: Beaux Arts Fair, Bad Hair, and those Divas over there, plus karaoke, Danger Zone, Douglas and Tucker and more, in this week’s Weekend! Listen HERE.  Read More

Speakeasy Holding Drag Show Benefit For Mary’s

May 27th, 2019
Speakeasy Holding Drag Show Benefit For Mary's

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island will be hosting a drag show on Saturday, June 1.  All door proceeds from the show will go to the owners and staff of Mary’s On 2nd in Davenport who suffered damage and lost income during the flood.  The Speakeasy will donate all proceeds from ticket sales directly back to Mary’s on 2nd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show and can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at the Circa ’21 ticket office at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island.  Doors for the show open at 7 and the show begins at 8 p.m. “We’re... Read More

Divas Show A Divine Time At Speakeasy

February 2nd, 2017
Divas Show A Divine Time At Speakeasy

Drag shows are hardly a drag. If you’ve ever been to one, you know that they’re all over-the-top flamboyance, attitude and above all, raucous fun. That’s certainly the case with Viva Las Divas. The regular drag show at the Circa Speakeasy, 1818 3rd St., Rock Island, returns with a gig Friday, Feb. 3, doors open at 7, you get your tickets at the door or by calling 786-7733, ext. 2, and if you’re looking for a colorful, sassy, bawdy, funny evening out, I suggest you check it out. I went to the last Viva show, and have been to a few drag shows before. I have a couple of friends who do drag,... Read More

Fans ‘Cher’ A Good Time On The Scene At Speakeasy

January 18th, 2017
Fans ‘Cher’ A Good Time On The Scene At Speakeasy

A packed house all ‘Chered’ a good time at the Rock Island Speakeasy on Jan. 14 as Viva Las Divas took the stage with a special headliner — “Cher” impersonator Miss Candi Stratton.  Stratton is a former Miss All American Goddess (National Title) and has performed across the county. Stratton did a fantastic job emulating her stylistic and musical hero, not just lip synching to Cher’s hits, but also perfectly capturing her stage moves and personality and, of course, her various looks in segments throughout the show. Fans were thrilled at the performances of Stratton and the... Read More

Looking To Live La Viva Las Divas Loca? “Cher” This Event

January 13th, 2017
Looking To Live La Viva Las Divas Loca? “Cher” This Event

Looking to Cher the music of one of your favorite performers? On the first Friday of each month since 2012, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has presented the hottest drag show in the area – VIVA LA DIVAS to sold out houses.  This professional show features some of the best performers from across the Midwest has become a favorite of many Quad City residents. This month the theatre is offering a special Saturday evening show on January 14th featuring guest star and renowned “Cher” impersonator Miss Candi Stratton.  Stratton is a former Miss All American Goddess (National... Read More