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upset the status quo.
So who is the 1 percent?
The 1 percent can accurately be described
as a discrete, highly exclusive group of
individuals, cherry-
picked from the
top echelons of
global corporations,
including banks and
financial institutions;
the most influential
politicians and
bureaucrats, at home
and abroad; private-
and public-sector
union bosses; not-
for-profits’ executive
leadership, including
non-governmental
organizations
(NGOs), associations, foundations, and
churches; and prominent stewards of the most
prestigious academia.
Think of the 1 percent as a triad that requires
a three-legged collaboration for any one leg to
succeed. Leg one comprises global banksters
and captains from strategic mega-industries,
Who is the “1 Percent”?
by Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com
T
he new meme cheerfully propagated by
the mainstream media (MSM) is the
1-percent-versus-the-99-percent conflict,
which fits perfectly into its strategy for main-
taining strict political divisions of Left versus
Right. This bipartisan strategy is absolutely criti-
cal for advancing the agenda of the “1 percent,”
which, simply stated, is to own and/or control
the world’s natural and economic resources, in-
cluding land and mineral rights, water sources,
food and energy production, transportation,
money supply, and most important of all labor.
Glaringly absent from this current meme
is a proper definition by the MSM of exactly
who composes the 1 percent. This, too, is
absolutely essential, because if the 1 percent is
actually identified, broad-based consensus is
achievable and solutions can begin. Instead, the
1 percent is left to the imaginations of the 99
percent, allowing for a wide variety of culprits
responsible for society’s woes, and no possible
consensus – hence no solutions, either.
If you pay attention, you’ll find that solutions
are never proffered in any of the MSM’s
endless dialogue permeating the broadcasts,
and rarely in print. The very last thing the 1
percent wants are viable solutions emerging to
WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
Continued On Page 42
including finance, food, pharmaceutical/
health, energy/utilities, transportation,
communications, and military. Also included
in this leg are leaders from the largest private
unions, foundations,
associations, and
academia. Leg two
comprises the most
influential politicians
and bureaucrats
who control
legislative process,
implementation,
and enforcement.
In other words,
Congress, executives
from government’s
largest agencies,
and the courts,
including judges and
attorneys with specific competencies. Bosses
from the public-sector unions, NGOs, and
publicly financed foundations and associations,
as well as academia, are included here. What
should also be noted here is the ever-growing
influence of foreign governance, specifically
the United Nations, World Trade Organization,
World Conservation Commission, and the
International Atomic Energy Agency, for
starters, most of which have treaties/compacts/
memorandums of understanding with the
United States that not only oblige U.S.
taxpayers but constrain our own use of our
resources.
Leg three is the highly consolidated, thereby
compromised, mainstream media.
It is important to understand that the 1
percent, while few in actual number, already
controls the majority of economic resources
globally. The rest of us, the 99 percent – which
includes most corporations’ stockholders,
small-business owners, and the vast majority of
private- and public-sector employees (whether
union or nonunion), including the workforce
for foundations, associations, and academia
– unwillingly subsidize this agenda with our tax
dollars as a result of this tightly controlled triad
of collaboration.
The 1 percent banksters, most of whom
answer to the global-central-banks cartel,
need to be especially noted because their
cross-pollination of all other industry and
governments puts them at the top of the 1-
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the corruption that infects
economies and politics
would not be possible.
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ILLINOIS POLITICS
B
ack when Jim Edgar was governor,
reporters covering his annual budget
speech would always approach Senate
President Pate Philip as he descended from
the House Speaker’s podium after the address
to ask about his fellow Republican’s propos-
als. Eventually, or even right away, we’d hear
an emphatic “No!” from Pate and then we’d
pronounce a good chunk of the budget dead
on arrival.
Times were simpler back then than they
were last week after Governor Pat Quinn
finished his latest budget address. Quinn’s
proposal “benefited” from the lack of any
major specifics on the big issues of the
day: the exploding costs of Medicaid and
pensions. The only things left to attack were
program cuts and facility closures – and
Republicans who did so risked being labeled
as false budget
hawks. Then there’s
the phony complaint
that spending was
actually rising.
(Overall operating
expenditures are
falling, but total state
spending is going
up mainly because
pension payments are rising by about a
billion dollars next fiscal year.)
To compensate for the lack of specifics,
Quinn alternated between a gravely
warning tone (welcoming legislators to their
“rendezvous with reality” on the twin crises
of Medicaid and pension spending) and
overtly offering to partner with members on
finding solutions. Quinn also mixed in a bit
of tough love, demanding an answer from his
pension-reform commission by mid-April
and warning legislators that if the Medicaid
issue isn’t truly resolved, they could plan on
spending the summer in Springfield.
It wasn’t the best budget speech ever given
in the House chambers, but it was surely
Quinn’s best. He finally appears to be getting
his arms around his job. We’ll see how he
does in the coming days, weeks, and months
when he isn’t sticking to a prepared script,
but there was a distinct sense in the building
last week that things might not be so hopeless
after all.
While criticizing Quinn’s lack of
specifics and his tardiness in realizing the
importance of getting the budget in order,
House Republican Leader Tom Cross said
he planned to once again work with House
Speaker Michael Madigan on the budget
this spring. Senator Matt Murphy, the Senate
Republicans’ budget point person, offered up
many of the same criticisms but repeatedly
claimed that his caucus did, indeed, attempt
to work with the Democrats last year on
budget cuts and would be willing to do the
same this time around if the Democrats
let them. Both Speaker Madigan and
Senate President John Cullerton pledged
to work cooperatively with the other party,
expressing a realization that these big issues
are so difficult that there’s no way a partisan
solution could possibly be crafted.
A thaw in the Statehouse’s longtime
partisan rancor began last spring when
Madigan realized he’d need a bipartisan
majority for a budget deal, not only to pass
painful spending cuts but to also provide
political cover for any budgetary gimmicks
the House used. The Senate, meanwhile,
began working cooperatively on workers’
compensation and teaching reforms. But
the House GOP’s
budget work was
ridiculed by their
Senate counterparts,
and the Senate
GOP’s compromise
on workers’ comp
was derided by the
House Republicans
as inadequate.
Only the education reforms received large
bipartisan votes in both chambers.
The education-reform working group
has therefore become a template for the
coming legislative session. Quinn has
appointed working groups to tackle pensions
and Medicaid in hopes of repeating last
year’s success. However, those education
meetings were unique in several ways, the
most noteworthy being Senator Kimberly
Lightford’s quite significant skills at running
meetings and at keeping a diverse and
disparate group focused on outcomes. The
people running the new working groups
don’t have those same skills.
Politicians often work best in crisis
situations. It’s a natural human tendency to
rally together in times of severe strife. The
governor did a good job last week of calmly
and logically explaining the urgent need to
work together for the benefit of the whole
state. There will be much screaming and
moaning and protesting ahead, however,
as cuts are made and these gut-wrenching
problems are addressed. We’ll soon find out
if he has grown enough to hold it all together,
or whether the leaders have to step in and
do it for him. Either way, Quinn is absolutely
right that these problems need to be solved.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
political newsletter) and CapitolFax.com.
by Rich Miller
Quinn Faces the Music
on Budget Problems
Last year’s education-
reform working group has
become a template for the
coming legislative session.
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River Cities’ Reader • Vol. 19 No. 799 • March 1 - 14, 2012 Business • Politics • Arts • Culture • Now You Know • RiverCitiesReader.com
by Lynn Campbell
IowaPolitics.com
IOWA POLITICS
A
six-year battle in the legislature to
create an Iowa Public Information
Board has renewed life because of a
new floor manager for the bill with a “strong
desire” to move it forward.
“I think the time’s come for this bill to
move forward. Six years is long enough,”
state Representative Walt Rogers (R-Cedar
Falls) said February 22. “Iowans that I’ve
talked to talk about transparency in their
government. ... I think the common,
everyday Iowan needs one place to go to
find out some of their answers.”
The board would add teeth to the state’s
open-records law.
Under Senate File 430, the state would
create a seven-member board that would
address people’s questions and problems
about access to government records and
meetings, and seek enforcement of the state’s
open-records and public-meetings laws.
A member of a governmental body who
violates the law could face civil penalties of
between $1,000 and $2,500.
James Strohman, a former member of
the three-member Story County Board of
Supervisors, urged lawmakers to approve
the bill.
Strohman talked about the frustration
and difficulty he had as an elected official,
serving on a board he believed “deliberately
violated open-meetings laws continuously.”
But Larry Pope, a lobbyist for Iowa
League of Cities (which represents the
state’s 947 cities) and the Iowa Association
of Municipal Utilities (which represents
more than 550 municipal electric, gas, water,
and telecommunication utilities statewide),
argued that the legislation would increase
the size of government.
While an amendment to the bill calls for
hiring only one staff member for the new
Iowa Public Information Board, Pope said
the entity soon would need more resources.
He said he couldn’t imagine one person
driving around the state, investigating open-
records issues alone.
“First thing that [a full-time employee]
is going to want is staff, a desk. The bill
provides that they want access to their own
lawyers,” Pope said. “I see down the road
a substantial state agency being created.
I find it interesting in these tough times
that you have a legislature that is seriously
considering creating a new bureaucracy and
a new state agency.”
Pope argued that a new law and state
board are not needed. He called the
legislation “clumsy” and said it would be
“prohibitively expensive” and would affect
Bill Adding Teeth to Iowa’s
Open-Records Law Gets New Life
Iowans’ willingness to serve in public office.
“This is going to be a very involved
process,” Pope said. “This is not just a
question of somebody calling up and asking
for advice and getting it. This could end up
in the courts.”
Governor Terry Branstad supports the
bill. His office has proposed the amendment
that would make the Iowa Public
Information Board an independent agency
in the governor’s office, and would reduce
the number of new staff members from two
to one.
“There currently does not exist
an authoritative, single source where
people from the public, from the local
governments, from the regents and media
can go and get answers to questions about
what is open, what is not,” said Bill Monroe,
Branstad’s special adviser for government
transparency. “We would like to see local
and state government entities have the
ability to receive timely advice on these
questions.”
Monroe said the bill enables people to
ask for help without having to file a lawsuit
or hire a lawyer, as they do now. He said
the new board would identify troublesome
issues, and create an authoritative source
for training on open records and public
meetings. He said paring back the new
board from two employees to one should
help to address concerns about cost.
“It’s always eluded me as to why people
who are opposed to this would not want
an agency that costs them [almost]
nothing, provides them timely legal advice,
eliminates potential litigation, [and] enables
them to adhere to the law,” said Monroe,
who for 29 years was executive director of
the Iowa Newspaper Association. “This is a
good-government bill.”
Neighboring Illinois has a public-access
counselor who works for the state attorney
general and helps “people obtain public
documents and access public meetings,”
according to the attorney general’s Web site.
The Iowa Senate approved the bill 49-0
last year, but the Iowa House never debated
it. State Representative Kevin Koester (R-
Ankeny), a school administrator who was
the bill’s Iowa House floor manager last year,
said cost was the main sticking point.
Iowa House leaders this year put Rogers
in charge of the bill to give it a fresh look.
This article was produced by IowaPolitics.
com. For more stories on Iowa politics and
an expanded version of this article, visit
RCReader.com/y/iapolitics.
River Cities’ Reader • Vol. 19 No. 799 • March 1 - 14, 2012 Business • Politics • Arts • Culture • Now You Know • RiverCitiesReader.com
Spring Theatre in the Quad Cities and Surrounding Areas
The Bard, the Bee, and a Couple of Woodys
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
A
fter compiling the list of stage pre-
sentations coming to area venues this
spring, three things became immedi-
ately clear.
(1) Audiences are getting a rather
intimidating number of options, with (at last
count) no fewer than 57 plays or musicals
scheduled to open between March 1 and May
31.
(2) Audiences are getting a rather incredible
variety of options – everything from a comedy
by Woody Allen to a musical by Woody
Guthrie.
(3) Absolutely none of these numerous and
diverse theatrical productions features me.
While drying your eyes, though, do your
best to get excited about this spring’s lineup
anyway ... which, I hasten to add, shouldn’t be
very difficult.
Personally, I’m psyched for the chance to
scratch a few more musicals off my must-
see-before-I-die list, starting with Quad City
Music Guild’s take on composer/lyricist
William Finn’s riotous and touching The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (March 29
through April 1). Another recent Tony Award-
winner arrives in the form of the exuberant
– and decidedly adult – rock musical Spring
Awakening (March 23 through April 7), which
the Center for Living Arts will produce
along with added performances of its hit
presentations Rent: The School Edition (April
21 and May 19) and Godspell (April 14).
As a big fan of the stage sequel Southern
Crossroads: A New Orleans Adventure, I’m
stoked to finally see its forebear when the
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse debuts the
bluegrass revue Southern Crossroads (March
7 through April 14), which opens a Circa
’21 spring that includes productions of the
family musical Diary of a Worm, a Spider,
& a Fly (March 29 through May 5) and the
merry-widows comedy $preading It Around
(April 18 through June 9). And in addition to
Martin McDonagh’s brilliantly funny/creepy
The Pillowman (April 26 through May 12),
the District Theatre offers the area debut of a
heart-wrenching Tony-winner in Jason Robert
Brown’s musical tragedy Parade (March 20
through May 5).
Among area musicals I have had the
pleasure to see previously, Augustana College
is set to produce one of my favorites in the
B-movie spoof Bat Boy: The Musical (April 27
through May 6). Love, baseball, and the devil
will collide in the Adler Theatre’s touring
production of Damn Yankees (March 23), and
Galesburg’s Orpheum Theatre houses a pair
of musicals fit for audiences of all ages: the
lovely children’s book adaptation The Secret
Garden (April 6 and 7), and Disney’s take on
the timeless fairytale Beauty & the Beast (May
4 through 6).
The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre’s
summer season actually begins in late spring,
with the man-eating-plant fun of Little Shop
of Horrors (May 31 through June 10), while
Muscatine’s Pearl City Players resurrect the
spirit of Elvis Presley in the pop classic Bye
Bye Birdie (March 1 through 4). Theatre
Cedar Rapids, meanwhile, gets into the swing
of things with the spirited ’80s send-up The
Wedding Singer (March 9 through 31), the
venue’s lone musical in a spring featuring the
high-comic high jinks of Four Women Wearing
the Same Dress (April 13 through May 5) and
the signature Lewis Carroll madness of Alice in
Wonderland (April 27 through May 19).
The memorable tunes of folk-music
icon Woody Guthrie will be heard when
the Amana-based Iowa Theatre Artists
Company presents the stage revue Woody
Guthrie’s American Song (March 22 through
25). In addition to the spirit-world farce of
House of Wonders (March 23 through April
1), and a fish-out-of-water comedy by that
other Woody in Mr. Allen’s Don’t Drink
the Water (April 27 through May 6), the
Iowa City Community Theatre delivers
a legendary musical in its Englert Theatre
production of Gigi (March 1 through 4). And
if you’re the type who loves music all the
more when there’s none of that distracting
singing getting in the way, you’ll likely want to
catch Ballet Quad Cities’ trio of springtime
offerings: the Anne-Frank-inspired From
the Pages of a Young Girl’s Life (March 3), the
fairytale-influenced The Ugly Duckling (April
20), and the Tchaikovsky masterwork – one
inspired by another fairytale – The Sleeping
Beauty (April 19).
Scooting from fairytales to tales of derring-
do, Davenport Junior Theatre wraps up
its 2011-12 season with the adventures of
Robin Hood (April 28 through May 26), while
Arthurian legend is staged in the Timber Lake
Playhouse’s presentation of the The Sword in
the Stone (May 8 through 11). Yet while those
shows are, of course, suitable for children,
I urge you to please – despite its title – do
not bring the kids to Iowa City’s Dreamwell
Theatre production of Christopher Durang’s
hilarious Baby with the Bathwater (April 20
through 28). You do know what tends to
happen to both the bathwater and the baby,
yes?
More dark laughs will come courtesy
of New Ground Theatre’s malevolent-
imaginary-friend saga Mr. Marmalade
(March 22 through April 1), which the
organization will present prior to the
backstage antics of Anton in Show Business
(April 26 through May 6). A pair of beloved
farces arrive at the Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre this spring, with the Geneseo venue
offering up the Larry Shue slapstick The Nerd
(April 12 to 22) and two actors creating an
entire Texas town in Greater Tuna (May 31
through June 10). Anamosa’s Starlighters II
Theatre serves a neurotic’s smörgåsbord in
Self-Help for Dummies (April 20 through 29),
while the Old Creamery Theatre lists no
fewer than four comedies on its springtime
docket: the family musical The Hare & the
Tortoise (April 7 through 21); the Tony
Award-winning The Gin Game (April 12
through 29); Ernest Thompson’s sunset-years
smash On Golden Pond (May 3 through
27); and the English mirth and mystery of
Busybody (May 31 through July 1).
Additional whodunit entertainment
arrives with two presentations by the
interactive comedians of It’s a Mystery – the
Skellington Manor stagings of A Passion
for Murder (March 9 and 30, and May 11)
and Skellington’s Last Resort (March 16,
April 27, and May 18) – with cross-dressing
comedy on hand in Black Hawk College’s
springtime production of Ken Ludwig’s
Leading Ladies (March 29 through 31). Across
the Mississippi, the student performers of
Scott Community College offer laughs of
their own in the theatrical send-up Don’t
Talk to the Actors (April 12 through 21). And
even more burgeoning stage talent will be
on display when Cedar Rapids’ Kirkwood
Community College houses Lanford Wilson’s
autobiographical drama Lemon Sky (April 12
through 15), and Galesburg’s Knox College
delivers an Americana pastiche with Under
Construction (May 16 through 19).
Following its production of the mystery
farce If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder
(March 9 through 18), the Playcrafters Barn
Theatre gets serious with its historical drama
Titanic: Aftermath (May 11 through 20),
presented in conjunction with the 100-year
anniversary of the luxury liner’s sinking.
A 20th Century masterpiece gets a new
staging in the City Circle Acting Company
of Coralville’s take on Thorton Wilder’s
Our Town (March 23 through April 1). Two
Iowa City venues, meanwhile, will deliver a
combined quintet of offerings that embrace
aching tragedy and over-the-top hilarity,
sometimes within the same show: Riverside
Theatre delivers Broadway’s detective-drama
smash A Steady Rain (March 30 through
April 15) and the locally written monologues
of Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work
(March 2 through 11), while University of
Iowa performers enact the student-directed
Sidewinders (March 2 through 4) and High
School Hero (March 8 and 9), and the explosive
Greek-theatre satire of Big Love (March 29
through April 14).
And what would an area-theatre season
be without a little Shakespeare? Two weeks
after the school’s studio-theatre presentation
of Neil LaBute’s mordantly funny Reasons to
Be Pretty (March 22 through 24), St. Ambrose
University offers a mainstage production of
the Bard’s romantic roundelay A Midsummer
Night’s Dream (April 13 through 15). Over at
Iowa City’s Englert Theatre, the University of
Iowa School of Music will present an operatic
rendition of the tragic love story Romeo &
Juliet (April 26 through 29). And landing back
in the Quad Cities, our area’s classical-theatre
troupe the Prenzie Players will stage one of the
most challenging of all of Shakespeare’s works
this spring, with the company’s long-awaited
stab at Tutus Andronicus (March 30 through
April 7). “Stab,” by the way, is the operative
word there. Have you seen that Titus movie
with Anthony Hopkins? Expect the Prenzies’
latest to be really, really bloody. I can’t wait.
For more information on the area’s springtime
theatre productions, see the Theatre section of
the Spring Guide’s calendar of events, or visit
RCReader.com/y/theatre.
THEATRE
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: The Adler Theatre’s
Damn Yankees, Iowa City Community Theatre’s
Gigi, and Iowa Theatre Artists Company’s
Woody Guthrie’s American Song
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off which Pajunen works, and simple
piano eventually brings a third voice into
the conversation; you can hear the impact
of each choice in instrumentation and
arrangement.
Perhaps the best example of a modern
take on the traditional is “Pirun Polska.”
Rundman explained that Pajunen found
the melody in a library in Finland, and
it might be three centuries old. (They
think it had been recorded only once
before.) The sheet music didn’t include
anything except the melody. What they
wrote around it builds to the intensity
of rock – with distortion and aggression
in the fiddle – but “at the same time, it’s
ancient,” he said.
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T
he Minnesota-based
Finnish-American in-
strumental folk duo Kai-
vama – performing at the River
Music Experience on March 10
– has been around for less than
two years, and multi-instru-
mentalist Jonathan Rundman
acknowledges that “the whole
band has kind of happened in
reverse. We got a gig before we
existed as a group. So we had to
form the band in order to play
the gig.”
And its self-titled debut
album came out less than a
year after the group’s genesis
– before it had even toured.
Rundman attributes this
to demand. The Finnish-
American population, he
said in a phone interview last
month, is small but active, and
that audience frankly doesn’t
have many options when it
comes to traditional music
from its ancestral home.“It’s a
niche,” he said. “We’re some of
the only choices they have as
far as that goes.
“But apart from the
demographics, I think it’s
because Nordic music is really
beautiful. I don’t say that
because we’re such a great
band; I say that because ... it’s
just beautiful music. ... It’s just undeniably
gorgeous music. ... The raw material is
wonderful.”
He’s right, but also too modest. With
roughly the same number of traditional
tunes and originals, Kaivama is expertly
poised between the old and new – aged
melodies adorned by modern flourishes.
A warm, jaunty keyboard, for example,
matches Sara Pajunen’s coolly nimble
fiddle on opening track “Schottische 150.”
Her expressive, yearning instrument
anchors the record, and Rundman
allows its voice to be heard clearly,
accompanying it gently. On “Red Field,” a
sparse banjo creates a tense, somber tone
That’s partly a function of
their different backgrounds
– Pajunen from classical music,
Rundman from the rock and
singer/songwriter worlds. “We
feel like we’re meeting in the
middle,” he said.
But that approach is also
in keeping with the Finnish
folk tradition. Contemporary
traditional musicians in Finland,
Rundman said, are “pretty
far-out. They’re really being
progressive with the tradition.
... We can be really progressive,
too. That’s just how this kind of
music operates. And that’s what
makes it so much fun.”
Pajunen said the music has
its roots in “community music
for dancing, weddings, parties,
funerals. A lot of the music is
really based on dance tunes.
... We oftentimes try to write
... something in the dance
structures, but little by little we
go outside of those boundaries.”
Kaivama plays for both
general audiences and fans of
Nordic music, and it plans to
continue to blend old tunes
with originals. “Part of the
point of the band is to uphold
the Finnish musical tradition,”
Rundman said. “So we’re
committed to playing traditional
Finnish music even as ... we’re writing a
lot of new material. ... We really want to
be sure we always play traditional Finnish
music and bring that music to new
audiences, as well.”
Kaivama will perform on Saturday, March
10, at 8 p.m. in the performance hall of the
River Music Experience (129 Main Street
in Davenport). The all-ages show also
features Finnish composer/fiddler Arto
Järvelä. Tickets (RiverMusicExperience.
org) are $10.
For more information on Kaivama, visit
Kaivama.com.
Meeting in the Middle
Kaivama, March 10 at the Redstone Room
by Jeff Ignatius
jeff@rcreader.com
MUSIC
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GALLERY EVENTS
Weekly Events
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeartmuseum.org, 5pm Thu
Mar 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Weekly Figge Exhibition Tour, on Sundays; a docent-
led tour providing an introduction to each exhibition,
plus highlights of works; hot chocolate available; free with
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
figgeart.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 4 thru Sun Jun 3.
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
Saturdays and Sundays; visit the studio, performance
spaces, and living quarters of the legendary painter; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood Studio, 810
2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 12pm
Sat Apr 14 thru Sun Jun 3.
March
W(h)ine & Art: Sculptural Color-Card Art with Zach
Sapato, create a colorfully unique paper relief sculpture
with leftover sample chips; $15; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, ext. 2045, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeartmuseum.
org, 6pm Thu Mar 1.
Pastels: People and Places, landscapes & portraits by
Gordon Kellenberger & Marcia Wegman; for information,
call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown,
218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
thegalleriesdowntown.com, 5pm Fri Mar 2.
Des Moines Art Center, yoga led by Ben Easter,
followed by senior curator Gilbert Vicario leading a talk
about the “Walkabout”exhibit; participants should provide
their own yoga mats; free; for information, call 515-271-
0313, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 9am Sat Mar 3.
Conquer the Corridor!, join staff and volunteers
from the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance as they
share their stories of resource triumph in an interactive
presentation designed to get you familiar with everything
Corridor; discover the where and how of culture, nightlife,
events, the downtown scene, volunteer opportunities,
and more; free; for information and to RSVP, e-mail quinn@
downtowncr.org or call 319-398-0449, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.crma.org, 8am Tue Mar 6.
Art Bites - Lure of the Local Artist: Mary Zeran, join
local artist Zeran as she discusses her works on display in
the CRMA’s, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 12:15pm Wed
Mar 7.
Exhibit Reception: Telling Stories, exhibit featuring
paintings and photography by Leslie Bell; free; for
information, call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
http://web.sau.edu/catich, 5pm Fri Mar 9.
Opening Reception for “Small Branch: New
Collage”, new works by Cedar Rapids artist Mary Zeran; for
information, call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Art Experience
Studio & Gallery, 124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA, http://
www.maquoketa-art.org, 5pm Fri Mar 9.
“Grottos in the Heartland”with Jane Gilmor, Mount
Mercy University’s Professor of Art will give an overview
of the topic of Visionary Architecture with international
examples, and then focus on the Midwest Grotto
phenomenon of the early and mid-20th century, with
special focus on William Lightner’s “Our Mother of Sorrows”
grotto on the MMU campus; free; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 7pm Thu Mar 15.
Recognition Ceremony - Young Artists at the Figge:
Moline Community Schools, at 6 & 6:30pm; works by
area student artists; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.figgeart.org, 6pm Thu Mar 15.
Opening Reception: Paintings by Brittany
Klarkowski, free; for information, contact Zaiga Thorson
at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, ArtSpace Gallery,
6600 34th Ave., Building 4, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL,
http://www.bhc.edu, 4pm Thu Mar 22.
Figge Exhibition Tour: American Landscapes,
a docent-led tour providing an introduction to each
exhibition, plus highlights of works; hot chocolate
available; free with museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://figgeart.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 25.
Reception for the Thirty-sixth Annual Rock Island
Fine Arts Exhibition, for annual juried competition for
artists residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities;
the exhibition catalogue will be debuted and awards will
be announced in the Augustana College Art Museum;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College
Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu, 4:30pm Fri Mar 30.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits, demonstrations,
and more, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, 6pm Fri
Mar 30.
April
Art Bites - Lure of the Local Artist: Mel Andringa,
join local artist Andringa as he discusses his works on
display in the CRMA’s current exhibition “Lure of the Local:
Collecting the Corridor, 2006-2011”; free; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 12:15pm
Wed Apr 4.
W(h)ine & Art: Handmade Paper Art with Dawn
Wohlford-Metallo, make a sample sheet, learn
embossing, finishing, and color techniques, and more;
$15; for information and to register, call 563-326-7804, ext.
2045, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.figgeartmuseum.org, 6pm Thu Apr 5.
Public Art Reception: A Tribute to Children of the
Holocaust, opening of exhibit by artist and educator
Barbara Powers; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 4pm Tue Apr 10.
Opening Reception for “High School Show”,
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.thegalleriesdowntown.com, 5pm Fri Apr 13.
Recognition Ceremony - Young Artists at the
Figge: Bettendorf Community Schools, works by area
student artists; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 1pm Sun Apr 15.
Native American Art and Abstract Expressionism,
with guest speakers Dr. W. Jackson Rushing III, Adkins
Presidential Professor of Art History, and Mary Lou Milner,
Carver Chair in Native American Art at the University of
Oklahoma; refreshments served; for information, call 309-
794-7231, Larson Hall - Augustana College, Bergendoff
Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu, 7:30pm Tue Apr 17.
Opening Reception: Annual Black Hawk College
Student Art Show, free; for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, ArtSpace
Gallery, 6600 34th Ave., Building 4, Black Hawk College,
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 4pm Thu Apr 19.
Art @ Heart, a fundraising dinner to benefit the Figge’s
education programs and exhibitions; featuring cocktails,
socializing, and the opportunity to view examples of
how the Quad City community is engaged at the Figge;
7:30pm dinner followed by a short program with featured
speaker Mark Schwiebert and live auction with emcee Kai
Swanson; tickets $100 through April 20; for information
and to reserve, call 563-326-7804, ext. 2007, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeartmuseum.org, 6:30pm Fri Apr 27.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits, demonstrations,
and more, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, 6pm Fri
Apr 27.
Exhibit Reception: Senior Honors Exhibition, exhibit
featuring works by Art majors; free; for information, call
563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/catich,
5pm Fri Apr 27.
Recognition Ceremony - Young Artists at the Figge:
Geneseo Community Schools, at 12:30, 12:50, and
1:10pm; works by area student artists; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeart.org, 12:30pm Sun
Apr 29.
May & June
Art Bites - Lure of the Local Artist: Dena Tollefson,
join local artist Tollefson as she discusses her works on
display in the CRMA’s current exhibition “Lure of the Local:
Collecting the Corridor, 2006-2011”; free; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 12:15pm Wed
May 2.
Venus Envy Quad Cities, annual festival and art
exhibit celebrating women in the arts, featuring live music,
performances, visual art, and more; donations encouraged;
for information, call 309-737-8910; Bucktown Center for
the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, VenusEnvyQC.com,
6pm Sat May 5.
Mississippi River Valley Art Directory Self-Guided
Art Tour, self-guided tour featuring 50 participating
sights, representing over 200 artists, and 30-plus mediums
showing off a multitude of perspectives and techniques;
individual artists may demonstrate from their home
studios or galleries, present work in their preferred retail
location, or offer classes, http://www.mrvad.com, 10am
Sat May 5 and Sun May 6.
Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition Walking
Tour, exhibiting student artists will discuss their works;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College
Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu, 10:30am Tue May 8.
Gallery Hop!, art exhibits, demonstrations, events, and
more in numerous venues throughout the District; free; for
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information, call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island,
16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.ridistrict.com, 5pm
Fri May 11.
Beaux Arts Fair, annual juried fine art & crafts fair
with musical entertainment, a childrens’ art project area,
a food court, and more; free; for information, e-mail
BeauxArtsFair@gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza, 225
W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.beauxartsfair.com,
10am Sat May 12 and Sun May 13.
Gallery Talk: Delicacies, discussion on the current
exhibit, a group of works from the permanent collection
in which artists express a sense of fragility, grace, lightness,
and weightlessness; free; for information, call 515-277-
4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 6pm Thu May 17.
DubuqueFest Fine Art Fair, featuring works by dozens
of fine artists and fine-craft artisans; for information,
call 563-564-5290, DubuqueFest Art Fair, 378 Main St.,
Dubuque, IA, http://www.dubuquefest.org, Fri May 18
thru Sun May 20.
Tea in Monet’s Garden, enjoy tea and a pictorial
journey through the paintings of Claude Monet; this
presentation focuses on artwork that reflects Monet’s life
and love of nature; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 2pm Sat May 19.
Closing Reception for the Senior Studio Art Student
Exhibition, meet the artists in the museum gallery;
refreshments served; for information, call 309-794-7231,
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu, 12:45pm Sun
May 20.
Recognition Ceremony - Young Artists at the Figge:
Pleasant Valley Community Schools, at 12:30 & 1pm;
works by area student artists; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.figgeart.org, 12:30pm Sun May 20.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits, demonstrations,
and more, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, 6pm Fri
May 25.
Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk, for information,
call 319-338-4442, Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.thegalleriesdowntown.com, 5pm Fri Jun 1.
Family Fun Day, free; for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 11am Sat Jun 2.
EXHIBITS
Currently on Display
Sara Slee Brown: Extraordinary Perspectives, digital
imaging and collage exhibit; Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat
10am-5pm, Sun noon-4pm; for information, call 319-338-
Nikki Ponce’s Jaxon @ Carl Sandburg Col-
lege – through March 12
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WANDERLUST
If I could pick one show-biz personality
with whom I could be best buds, I’m
pretty certain I’d choose David Wain, the
director of Wet Hot American Summer,
The Ten, and the new fish-out-of-water
comedy Wanderlust. Can you imagine
how awesome a Wain-hosted party must
be? Even if there were awkward moments,
and draggy moments, and things weren’t
quite as wild as you hoped, he’d still invite
the likes of Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux,
Ken Marino, Michaela Watkins, Malin
Akerman, Kathryn Hahn, and Joe Lo
Truglio. Whatever your qualms, wouldn’t
the hilarity they provided make the
experience totally worth it?
That, at least, is how I felt upon leaving
Wanderlust, in which Rudd’s and Jennifer
Aniston’s tense, financially strapped New
Yorkers enjoy an unplanned night in a
Georgia commune, and decide to ditch
their big-city ambitions for a simple
life with their guitar-strumming, weed-
smoking, free-loving hosts. As a huge
fan of Wain’s early, deliriously crackpot
efforts, his latest, for my tastes, was a bit too
reminiscent of his genial yet disappointingly
formulaic Role Models; the hysterical bits
were frequently offset by unconvincing
sincerity, and I think I audibly sighed when
it was revealed that developers wanted to
tear down the commune to build a casino.
(Wasn’t this hoary plot device just employed
for The Muppets?)
Yet everyone in the cast – which, in
addition to the aforementioned talents,
includes the well-used Alan Alda, Lauren
Ambrose, Kerri
Kenney, and
Linda Lavin
– scores laughs
and keeps
you smiling
throughout,
and every so
often, Wain and
his performers
manage to shoot
Wanderlust
into the
stratosphere. I adored the scene that found
the hippies gathering for a Truth Circle,
and the TV newscast that turned into a
misogynist nightmare for Jessica St. Clair’s
anchorwoman, but it was Rudd’s bathroom
soliloquy – feverishly talking (or rather,
drawling) himself into a one-night-stand
– that had me cackling ’til I wept. His
inspired episodes of the Adult Swim series
Childrens Hospital notwithstanding, David
Wain may be mellowing these days. Paul
Rudd, however, just seems to get funnier
and more fearless as the years progress,
and has become an almost completely
reliable indicator that, no matter a movie’s
weaknesses, you’ll be treated to at least a
few bursts of happily unpredictable comic
invention. I love him, man.
ACT OF VALOR
With its cast of nonprofessional actors
yet intensely professional Navy SEALs,
and numerous action scenes shot from the
first-person perspective – suggesting our
participation in a particularly high-stakes
video game
– the only way
Act of Valor
could be a
more obvious
advertisement
for military
service would
be if it routinely
flashed the
phone number
for the Navy’s
local recruiting
office. But damn is it a frequently effective
ad. Based, as its opening title card tells us, “on
real acts of valor,” this exciting, sometimes
horrific action thriller by directors Mike
McCoy and Scott Waugh overdoes the
slow-motion and keening on the soundtrack
and long, meaningful glances between SEAL
warriors; for all of the movie’s vérité, it’s
awfully Hollywood. The attack and rescue
sequences, however, are spectacularly well-
edited and -shot – there are passages here,
such as one in which our heroes sneak up on
kidnappers by walking along the bottom of a
river, featuring images I’ve never seen before
– and despite their (understandably) rather
stiff performances, the SEALs display true
screen presence, and make the camaraderie
and carnage more moving than it’d likely be
with actual actors assuming their roles. Act
of Valor is a little one-note, but it works, and
I was grateful for the occasional spikiness
of screenwriter Kurt Johnstad’s dialogue. At
one point, describing an incident in which
a terrorist made an unexpected getaway, a
SEAL commander says, “He pulled a Roman
Polanski on my ass.” God, let’s hope not.
TYLER PERRY’S
GOOD DEEDS
For the record, Tyler Perry’s alter-ego
harridan Madea does not appear in the
auteur’s Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, and I don’t
think I’ve ever missed her/him quite so much;
this dour, oppressively weepy drama about a
middle-aged CEO finding his true self could
only have benefited from the character’s
exuberant, malapropism-dropping sass. Still,
Perry’s latest is so sincere and well-meaning
that it’s almost impossible to fully dislike. And
while there’s no Madea, and Perry himself
proves utterly unmemorable as lead Wesley
Deeds (get the title now?), we are given an
exceptionally impressive Thandie Newton
playing against him, Gabrielle Union as a
surprisingly complex romantic rival, and, best
of all, Phylicia Rashad as Perry’s scheming
mother, who strolls into several scenes, smiles
with wicked malevolence, and slinks off. She
isn’t quite Perry in an oversize house dress,
but in a work as devoid of lightness as this
one, she’ll do quite nicely, thank you.
GONE
Tweeting my immediate response to
director Heitor Dhalia’s boring, ridiculous,
hysterically inept thriller in which saucer-
eyed Amanda Seyfried tries to prove a serial
killer’s existence by making one criminally
stupid decision after another, I wrote of
Gone, “I really wish I hadn’t.” Some movies
just don’t deserve more than 23 characters.
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4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E Washington
St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.thegalleriesdowntown.com,
thru Fri Mar 2.
Sensing Language, book arts and installations by
Melissa Jay Craig; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/catich,
thru Fri Mar 2.
Memorial Exhibit of the Works of Lyle Andresen,
works in numerous media by artist who passed away on
Jan. 16; Wed.-Sun. 1-4pm; for information, call 563-243-
3300, River Arts Center, 229 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA, http://
www.clintonartassociation.com, thru Sun Mar 4.
Young Artists at the Figge: Davenport Community
Schools, works by student artists; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm,
Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, thru Sun Mar 4.
Scars & Queries: Recent Works by Peter Xiao,
exhibit of acrylics, enamel on scrap wood, and more; for
information, call 319-368-6475, Janalyn Hanson White
Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.mtmercy.edu, thru Tue Mar 6.
Primitive Modern: Emily Christenson - Helen Boyd
- Jacki Olson, the interpretations of primitive art, culture,
or methods in this exhibit are an attempt to bridge time
and to connect in a spiritual way to the ancient world;
the artworks use natural materials when possible and
were created using primitive methods, such as wood fires,
rubbings and water found on site yet also incorporate
modern methods or materials to create a link between the
two environments; for information, contact Zaiga Thorson
at thorsonz@bhc.edu or 309-796-5469, ArtSpace Gallery,
6600 34th Ave., Building 4, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL,
http://www.bhc.edu, thru Fri Mar 9.
Carl Sandburg College Art Faculty Exhibit, featuring
creative works from the full- and part-time faculty in the art
department, in the D Building Gallery in the Main Lobby;
the show features the work of five Carl Sandburg College
art instructors including Lisa Mohr, Rich Ankeney, Bethany
Carlson-Coffin, Nikki Ponce, and Rita Noe; for information,
call 309-341-5303 or e-mail lmohr@sandburg.edu, Carl
Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL,
http://www.sandburg.edu, thru Mon Mar 12.
Sarajane Fellini, for information, e-mail sarajane.
fellin@gmail.com, MidCoast at the i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr., Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org, thru Fri
Mar 30.
Art Start Exhibit, works by students at Edison Junior
High and Washington Junior High in Rock Island; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, thru Sat Mar 31.
Catherine Jones Davies - Shelby Kube, oils by Jones
Davies, pastels by Kube; for information, call 309-786-2430,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.midcoast.org, thru Sat Mar 31.
Clay: My Diversity of Expressions, wood-fired
ceramics by Gary Hootman; for information, call 319-364-
1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.legionarts.org, thru Sat Mar 31.
Four Directions, Four Printmakers, featuring works
by Robert Kennon, Kent Kapplinger, Catherine Chauvin,
and Ralph Slatton; for information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.legionarts.org, thru Sat Mar 31.
Rock Island Student Art Exhibit, works by artists in
Rock Island elementary, junior high, and high schools; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, thru Sat Mar 31.
Video by Michelle Ellsworth, works from the “Please
Consider”video series by the dancer, choreographer,
video maker, writer, cartoonist and web designer; for
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, thru
Sat Mar 31.
A Sense of Place, an exhibit of fifty black and
white photographs of rural and small town Iowa by
photographer David Plowden dating from the mid-1980s;
free; for information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover
National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West Branch, IA,
http://www.nps.gov/heho, thru Sun Apr 1.
Family Portrait: Art by Arthur Frick, the dozens of
portraits in this exhibit represent a wide range of materials,
styles and techniques, all created by Frick over the past
50 years; Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm;’
for information, call 319-291-4490, Waterloo Center for
the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA, http://www.
waterloocenterforthearts.org, thru Sun Apr 1.
Lori Miller, Connie Peterson, Mary Phelan, & Angela
Dieffenbach, mosaics by Miller, multi-media by Peterson,
paintings by Phelan, and ceramics by Dieffenbach;
for information, call 309-793-1213 ext. 108, Quad City
Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, thru Fri Apr 6.
Small Branch: New Collage, new works by Cedar
Rapids artist Mary Zeran; for information, call 563-652-
9925, Maquoketa Art Experience Studio & Gallery, 124 S.
Main St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.maquoketa-art.org,
thru Sat Apr 14.
War & Remembrance Art Exhibit, featuring the Erwin
Eisch Kristallnacht prints; for information, call 309-793-
1300, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.jfqc.org, thru Sun Apr 15.
A Delicate Sequence of Analog Tangents, book-arts
exhibition by graduate students at the University of Iowa’s
Center for the Book; Tue-Sat 7am-9pm; for information,
contact Joseph Lappie at pepticrobot@pepticrobotpress.
com, The Bakery Gallery, 1330 East 12th St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.thebakerygallery.blogspot.com, thru Sat
Apr 21.
Fins and Feathers: Children’s Book Illustrations from
the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, featuring 43
original illustrations from the late 19th century through
today, the exhibition introduces viewers of all ages to a
host of memorable fish, birds and other creatures whose
exploits and adventures echo the concerns of children and
bring them to life in an enjoyable way; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm,
Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, thru Sun Apr 22.
Miguel Angel Rios: Walkabout, a selection of
five video and multimedia installations along with
paintings and works on paper that demonstrate Rios’
unique relationship to the South American and Mexican
landscapes; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines
Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, thru Sun Apr 22.
Sideshow: Artists and the Circus, exhibit featuring
colorful costumes, flying acrobats, and exotic animals
by such artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, John
Steuart Curry, Russell Cowles, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Otto
Dix; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, thru Sun Apr 22.
Beyond the Surface: WPA Works of Charles Turzak,
works by Karl Blossfeldt, Josef Sudek, Kenneth Josephson,
Toshio Shibata, Eliot Porter, Jerry Uelsmann, Pail Caponigro,
Eduard Stieglitz,Edward Steichen, John Guttmann,
Joel-Peter Witkin, Sebastiao Salgado, Alvin Langdon
Coburn, Joel Sternfeld, Carl Chiarenza, John Gutmann and
Imogen Cunningham; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm,
Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeart.org, thru Sun
Apr 29.
Diane Naylor - Louise Rauh - Elizabeth Shriver,
paintings by Naylor, aluminum vessels by Rauh, and
sculptural ceramics by Shriver; for information, call 309-
793-1213, ext. 108, Quad City Arts at the Airport, Quad City
International Airport, Airport Rd, Moline, IL, http://www.
quadcityarts.com, thru Sun Apr 29.
Muscatine and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial
Commemoration, exhibit will highlight Muscatine
Art Center Civil War collections as well as letters from
area soldiers Daniel J. Parvin and Charles T. Ruger; for
information, call 563-263-8282, Muscatine Art Center, 1314
Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA, thru Sun Apr 29.
Gretchen Stabile - Amanda Murphy, oils by Stabile,
multi-media by Murphy; for information, call 309-786-
2430, MidCoast Gallery West, 2nd Ave & 16 1/2 St, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.midcoast.org, thru Mon Apr 30.
Lori Miller - Pamela Ohnemus, fiber and mixed media
by Miller, acrylics by Ohnemus; for information, call 309-
786-2430, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center
for the Arts, Davenport, IA, http://www.midcoast.org, thru
Mon Apr 30.
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Mark Mess, photography; for information, call
309-786-2430, MidCoast at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midcoast.org, thru Mon Apr
30.
Megan Crandall Cooper, mixed-media exhibit
featuring fairy wings and fairy garden doors; free with $1-5
museum admission; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcgardens.com, thru Mon Apr 30.
Lure of the Local: Collecting the Corridor, 2006-
2011, exhibit featuring works by area artists such as
Dick Pinney, Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, Fred Easker, Stan
Wiederspan, and many others; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thru Sun May 13.
Augustana College Art Museum Collection,
featuring new acquisitions for the fall term; open noon
to 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays when school is in
session; free; for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana
College Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu, thru Sat May 19.
Art|Iowa: Inspired by Landscape, featuring works
by the Meskwaki people of Iowa, Grant Wood, and local
artists including Barbara Fedeler, John Klopp, Bruce
Morrison, Thomas Agran, Judy Bales, and Robert Craig;
for information, call 319-335-0548, University of Iowa Old
Capitol Museum, 21 Old Capitol Museum, Iowa City, IA,
thru Thu May 31.
A Show of Hands: Ceramics from the Collection,
featuring works donated by Iowa City resident and long-
time photographer Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org,
thru Thu Jun 7.
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
vessels, ceramic lamps, marble sculptures, and more; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org,
thru Thu Jun 7.
Delicacies, works from the permanent collection in
which artists express a sense of fragility, grace, lightness,
and weightlessness; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, thru Thu Jun 7.
Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the museum’s
extensive collection of works, this single-gallery
installation serves as a brief overview of the artistic
achievements of this important American painter; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org,
thru Thu Jun 7.
Mauricio Lasansky, new takes on the important
Iowa City artist; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, thru Thu Jun 7.
Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art
Collection, featuring installments on each floor of the
library, with explanatory text panels; open noon to 4pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays when school is in session;
free; for information, call 309-794-7469, Thomas Tredway
Library, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, thru Thu Jun 7.
Raising Expectations, exhibit for which University of
Iowa jewelry professor Kee-Ho Yuen selected an eclectic
mix of functional and sculptural metal pieces made by
members of the Iowa Metals Guild; the works explore,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids,
IA, http://www.crma.org, thru Thu Jun 7.
The American Century, highlighting the many
movements of 20th Century art; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thru Thu Jun 7.
Treasures from the National Czech & Slovak
Museum & Library Collection, examples of fine, folk,
and decorative art, textiles embellished with beads and
embroidery, costumes, fine Royal Dux porcelain pieces,
glass and crystal, and more; for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thru Thu Jun 7.
Opening in March
Pastels: People & Places, works by Gordon
Kellenberger & Marcia Wegman; for information,
call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries Downtown,
218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
thegalleriesdowntown.com, Fri Mar 2 thru Thu Apr 13.
Telling Stories, photography and paintings by Leslie
Bell; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-333-
6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/catich, Tue Mar 6
thru Fri Apr 20.
Thirty-sixth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition,
annual juried competition for artists residing within a
150-mile radius of the Quad Cities; open noon to 4pm
Tuesdays through Saturdays when school is in session; also
open April 1 and 15 from noon to 4 pm, yet closed Easter
Weekend, April 6-9; free; for information, call 309-794-
7231, Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall
Building, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu, Tue
Mar 6 thru Sun Apr 22.
Young Artists at the Figge: Moline Community
Schools, works by student artists; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm,
Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, Sat Mar 10 thru Sun Mar 25.
Locating Place: Perceptions of Space in 20th
Century Photography, 55-plus photographs touching
upon topics ranging from the representation of interior
states of mind to the impact of human presence on the
natural environment; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm,
Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeartmuseum.org,
Sat Mar 10 thru Sun Apr 29.
Paintings by Brittany Klarkowski, free; for
information, contact Zaiga Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.
edu or 309-796-5469, ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave.,
Building 4, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu, Mon Mar 12 thru Fri Apr 13.
Young Artists at the Figge: Bettendorf Community
Schools, works by student artists; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm,
Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, Sat Mar 31 thru Sun Apr 15.
Opening in April
Betsy Zmuda-Swanson, acrylics; for information, call
309-786-2430, MidCoast at the i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr., Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org, Sun Apr 1 thru
Thu May 31.
Jean Johnson - Ali Kirsch, fibers by Johnson, acrylics
and mixed media by Kirsch; for information, call 309-786-
2430, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr,
Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org, Sun Apr 1 thru Thu
May 31.
A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust, exhibit by
artist and educator Barbara Powers; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
Sun Apr 8 thru Thu Jun 7.
High School Show, works by young area artists;
for information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.thegalleriesdowntown.com, Fri Apr 13 thru Fri
May 11.
Annual Black Hawk College Student Art Show, free;
for information, contact Zaiga Thorson at thorsonz@bhc.
edu or 309-796-5469, ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave.,
Building 4, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu, Mon Apr 16 thru Fri May 11.
Young Artists at the Figge: Geneseo Community
Schools, works by student artists; Tue-Sat 10am-5pm,
Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, Sat Apr 21 thru Sun May 6.
Senior Honors Exhibition, works by Art majors; Mon.-
Fri. 9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/catich, Tue Apr 24 thru
Fri May 11.
Augustana College Senior Studio Art Student
Exhibition, the culminating experience of an inquiry-
based curriculum that asks students to bring synthesis,
analysis and reflection to their college years through a
capstone project; slated to participate are Taylor Banach,
Melanie Battistoni, Amanda M. Eslinger, Tim Kiss, Jenna
Richardson, Sarah Sides and Veronica Smith; open
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noon to 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays when school
is in session; free; for information, call 309-794-7231,
Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu, Sat Apr 28
thru Sat May 19.
QCAD LGBT Art Exhibition, for information, call 309-
786-2580, The ARTery, 1629 2nd Ave in the District, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, Mon Apr
30 thru Mon May 7.
Opening in May & June
Beth Peters, fiber; for information, call 309-786-2430,
MidCoast at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.midcoast.org, Tue May 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik - Lisa Mahar, mixed media;
for information, call 309-786-2430, MidCoast Gallery West,
2nd Ave & 16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL, http://www.midcoast.
org, Tue May 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Venus Envy Quad Cities, annual exhibit of works by
female artists in the area; for information, call 309-786-
2430, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for
the Arts, Davenport, IA, http://www.midcoast.org, Sat May
5 thru Fri May 25.
Young Artists at the Figge: Pleasant Valley
Community Schools, works by student artists; Tue-Sat
10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.figgeart.org, Sat May 12 thru Sun May 27.
Visions of Iowa: David Plowden’s Photographs,
exhibit showcases Plowden’s photographs of local Iowans
and communities during a 20-year period; Tue-Sat
10am-5pm, Thu 10am-9pm, Sun noon-5pm; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.figgemuseum.com, Sat May 12 thru Thu Jun 7.
ArtWorks Expo, annual exhibit; for information, call
309-786-2430, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA, http://www.midcoast.
org, Fri Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Jennifer Petersen - Mona Wolbers, calligraphy
and book arts by Petersen, watercolors by Wolbers; for
information, call 309-786-2430, MidCoast Centre Station
Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org,
Fri Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Looking Forward, Looking Back: Architecture
of Downtown Cedar Rapids, Then and Now, exhibit
celebrating the new architecture of Cedar Rapids after the
2008 flooding through sketches, drawings, and models;
featuring a companion show of vintage post cards of
Cedar Rapids from the, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, Sat Jun
2 thru Thu Jun 7.
Calligraphic Art, works in varied mediums in the
8th Annual Rev. Edward M. Catich exhibition; Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm; free; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/catich, Wed Jun 6.
CLASSES
Ongoing
Drawing & Clay Sculpting with Paul Algueseva, on
Thursdays; $5 plus materials; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 12:30pm
Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Ceramics for Beginners, on Mondays; $5; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://
www.casiseniors.org, 9:30am Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Jun 4.
Donna Dewberry One-Stroke Painting, on Mondays;
learn to load brushes & strokes for roses, daisies, lilacs,
hydrangeas, pansies, wild flowers and an assortment
of leaves; supplies furnished; $4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
12:30pm Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Jun 4.
Hand Clay Sculpture, on Mondays; open to ages 14
& up; $6; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 6:30pm Mon Mar 5 thru
Mon Jun 4.
Ceramics - Advanced/Beginners, on Tuesdays;
9:30am-noon, and 1-3pm; $5 half day, $8 full day; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://
www.casiseniors.org, 9:30am Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Jun 5.
March & April
Drawing with Color, Thursdays thru Mar. 29; with
instructor Gloria Burlingame; $50-60; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgeart.org, 6pm Thu
Mar 1.
Faux Stained Glass Class, turn an old window into a
work of art, using special paints and rubber leading; $40;
for information and to register, e-mail diane@restoreqc.
org or call 563-391-4949, Habitat ReStore, 3629 Mississippi
Avenue, Davenport, IA, http://www.habitatqc.org, 10am
Sat Mar 3.
Art, Urbanism, and the Parisian Experience, with
instructor Heidi E. Kraus, PhD; a four-week seminar will
examine the art, architecture, urban design, and cultural
life of Paris as a means of engaging with the city’s historical
past; specific periods in French art will be discussed in
detail with a noted emphasis on the eighteenth- and
nineteenth-centuries; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.figgemuseum.com, 2pm Sun Mar 4.
Watercolor Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate,
Tuesdays thru Apr. 3; with instructor Ralph Iaccarino;
explore color theory and learn how to use art elements
and design principles including value, shape, pattern,
balance, space and rhythm to create flowing, vibrantly
colored watercolor paintings; finding your vision
and personal style will also be explored; $75-85; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 6pm Tue Mar 6.
Calligraphy Workshop II: Intermediate, with
instructor Amy Nielsen; bring a sack lunch; $50-60; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 9:30am Sat Mar 10.
Intermediate Drawing Workshop, for information,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu/pace, 9am Sat Mar 10.
Book Sculpting, turn old hardcover books into works
of art; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Sat Mar 17.
Japanese Flower Arranging: Ikebana, Thursdays
thru Apr. 19; with instructor Michi Shearer; $55-65; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 6pm Thu Mar 29.
Calligraphy Workshop III: Special Projects, with
instructor Amy Nielsen; bring a sack lunch; $50-60; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 9:30am Sat Apr 14.
Abstract Pastel Workshop - Beginner/Intermediate,
award-winning artist Debora L. Stewart shows students
how to create abstract pastel paintings; students will
explore expressive line making, abstract composition
and pastel underpainting techniques as well as art
exercises that will help you loosen up and become more
spontaneous in your art; $40-50; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgemuseum.com, 10am
Sat Apr 21.
Pastel Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate, with
instructor Debora Stewart; bring a sack lunch; $40-50;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 10am Sat Apr 21.
Watercolor Workshop: Beginner/Intermediate,
with instructor Don Heggen; bring a sack lunch; $50-60;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeart.org, 9:30am Sat Apr 28.
CALL FOR ENTRY
Habitat ReStore Before & After Contest, send
in “before and after”photos of your project (the best
thing you’ve made with ReStore materials) along with a
short explanation, and win ReStore gift certificates and
have your photos featured in our April newsletter; for
information and to enter, e-mail diane@restoreqc.org,
Habitat ReStore, 3629 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, IA,
http://www.habitatqc.org, thru Sun Apr 1.
Gomez in a sort of romantic battle of
wills, as he extended his affections to
her, and she – while playfully accepting
his embrace – pushed away his kisses.
The piece’s
storyline was
utterly clear,
thanks to the
performers’
subtle
expressions
during
their back-
and-forth
relationship.
The
evening’s third
piece, “Prelude
to Eternity,”
delivered
a stunning
series of
choreographed
feats of
strength, as
Jacob Lyon
performed
lift after lift, raising Long into the air as
though she weighed nothing at all. (His
musculature was impressively evident,
and punctuated by his lack of clothing;
Lyon wore nothing but calf-length
tights.) With Courtney Lyon adapting
Johanne Jakhelln’s original choreography
to Beethoven music, I was in awe of the
physicality and beautiful lines created
by the dancers, with Long’s leg and
Lyon’s arm oftentimes held parallel
to one another. Yet while the dancing
inspired amazement, the piece, as a
whole, could’ve used more chemistry; I
didn’t feel much connection between the
performers, partly because Lyon’s face
registered as blank even while using his
body so expressively.
One of Love on the Run’s most
interesting segments, however, came with
the Act I finale “NEWSFLASH,” which
was choreographed by Deanna Carter
and featured the full ballet company.
This jazzy number incorporated original
music, props – with the dancers reading
newspapers (the River Cities’ Reader,
no less) and playfully plucking them
from each other’s hands – and classic
commercials for such products as Muriel
cigarettes, Mr. Clean, and Brylcreem.
The evening’s second half began
W
hat first struck me during Feb-
ruary 18’s performance of Bal-
let Quad Cities’ Love Stories:
Love on the Run was the venue, as Augus-
tana College’s
Wallenberg
Hall provided
exactly the
spatial experi-
ence I wanted
for this series
of balletic vi-
gnettes. There’s
a grand-
ness to the
architecture,
particularly
the Tuscan
pillars, that
lends itself to
the high-art air
of ballet, but
there’s also an
intimacy there
that allowed
the audience
to be close to
the dancers, who performed on a raised
platform. I often lost myself in the beauty,
passion, and emotion of the choreo-
graphed works because I was so near to
the action, and not separated by a sea of
seats in a formal theatrical setting.
Love on the Run combined short
pieces by several choreographers, with its
vignettes featuring as few as two dancers
and as many as nine. The show started
with “Demi Red,” choreographed by Lynn
Andrews to music by the Tosca Tango
Orchestra. In it, dancers Kelsee Green,
Emily Kate Long, and Jill Schwartz
appeared dressed in bright red, each in
a bodice and calf-length skirt, with their
hair pulled back into tight buns with red
flowers. And from the first note of music,
there wasn’t a moment in which the trio
stopped moving in this piece (which
seemed a sort of balletic tango minus a
male partner), and a combined sense of
self-assured independence and almost
haughty condescension emanated from
the women as they moved in not-quite-
perfect synchronicity.
A more traditional offering, “Black
Swan Pas de Deux,” followed. Adapted
from Tchaikovsky’s full-length ballet
Swan Lake, and staged here by Rebekah
von Rathonyi, the number featured
dancers Margaret Huling and Jason
“I Love You,” in Pieces
Ballet Quad Cities’ Love Stories: Love on the Run, February 18 at
Augustana College’s Wallenberg Hall
By Thom White
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DANCE
Continued On Page 21
Jacob Lyon and Emily Kate Long in “Prelude to Eternity”
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CONCERTS
March
An Evening with the Andrew Landers Project, blues,
folk, rock, country, jazz, and gospel stories and song with
the acclaimed musicians; $10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 8pm
Thu Mar 1.
Spring Concert w/ the Oberlin Trio, a presentation
by Chamber Music Quad Cities, featuring David Bowlin on
violin, Amir Eldan on cello, and Haewon Song on piano;
performing music by Mendelssohn, Ravel, and Dvorak;
$5-12 at the door; for information, call 309-797-0516,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.chambermusicqc.com, 7:30pm Thu
Mar 1.
Faure Quartett, $29-34; for information, call 515-271-
0343, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pm Fri Mar 2.
St. Ambrose University Jazz Ensemble / STAMVOJA
Winter Concert, instrumental ensemble exploring a wide
variety of jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing,
blues, bebop and contemporary, along with STAMVOJA,
the “sweet-sounding jazz a cappella vocal group”; free; for
information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu,
7:30pm Fri Mar 2.
Tower of Power, acclaimed funk and jazz artists in
concert; a Hancher Auditorium presentation; $19-$42;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Mar 2.
John McCutcheon, beloved folk singer and
instrumentalist in concert; $17-21; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm
Sat Mar 3.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks V
- War Requiem, performance of Britten’s “War Requiem,”
with conductor Mark Russell Smith, soprano Caroline
Thomas, tenor John Dehaan, baritone Phillip Zawasca,
the Chamber Orchestra from Hochschule for Musik in
Detmold, Germany, the University of Minnesota Chorale,
the Minnesota Boychoir, the Augustana College Choir,
and Quad City Choral Arts; for tickets and information, call
563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.qcsymphony.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 3.
Streetcorner Symphony, six-man a cappella ensemble
performs from a vocal repertoire ranging from The Nylons
and Johnny Cash to Stevie Wonder and The Beatles;
for tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts &
Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, http://www.FairfieldACC.
com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 3.
VOCES8, award-winning British a cappella group
performs selections from Renaissance polyphony to
unique jazz and pop arrangements; a presentation in
the Galvin Fine Arts series and the Quad City Arts Visiting
Artist series; $7-$9; for information, call 563-333-6251,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Sat Mar 3.
Magic Slim & the Teardrops, blues musicians in
concert, with an opener by Hal Reed; $15; for information
and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com,
9pm Sat Mar 3.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks V
- War Requiem, performance of Britten’s “War Requiem,”
with conductor Mark Russell Smith, soprano Caroline
Thomas, tenor John Dehaan, baritone Phillip Zawasca,
the Chamber Orchestra from Hochschule for Musik in
Detmold, Germany, the University of Minnesota Chorale,
the Minnesota Boychoir, the Augustana College Choir,
and Quad City Choral Arts; for tickets and information, call
563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com,
2pm Sun Mar 4.
Simon Estes, concert with the Iowa native and
internationally renowned bass-baritone; the event will
raise money for a scholarship fund created by Estes; $10-
45, with VIP tickets including 12:30pm, Central Performing
Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St., DeWitt, IA, http://www.
midwestix.com, 1:30pm Sun Mar 4.
UI Chamber Orchestra, with conductors William
LaRue Jones, Chun-Ming Chen, Hyeyoun Jang, Kira
Horel, and Michael Wright, English horn player Andrew
Parker, and trumpeter Amy Schendel; free, Riverside
Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 3pm Sun Mar 4.
UI University Band/Concert Band, with conductors
Ernest Jennings and Kevin Kastens; free, Iowa Memorial
Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Mon Mar 5.
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, concert with one of
America’s premier instrumental ensembles; a Hancher
Auditorium presentation; $18.50-$42; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Tue Mar 6.
An Evening with the Avett Brothers, folk rock with
Scott and Seth Avett; for information, call 319-335-
3395, Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge - University
of Iowa, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
scopeproductions.org, 8pm Wed Mar 7.
Augustana College Opera Students Performance,
in Building 4, room 115; free; for information, call 309-796-
5478, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 12pm Wed Mar 7.
Lenten Musical Meditation: University of Iowa
Organ Students, for information, call 319-337-4301,
Congregational United Church of Christ - Iowa City, 30 N.
Clinton St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.uccic.org, 12pm Wed
Mar 7.
St. Ambrose University-Community Symphony
Orchestra Concert, music from the rich and varied
orchestral repertoire; free; for information, call 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Wed Mar 7.
Barry Manilow, legendary pop singer in concert;
$19.99-129.99; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 8pm Thu Mar 8.
Hot Tuna, blues-rock band featuring bassist Jack
Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson
Airplane; $30-32; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm Thu Mar 8.
St. Ambrose University Honor Band Festival and
Symphonic Band Concert, high school students will
finish their daylong workshop with a public performance;
the SAU Symphonic Band will also perform; $2-5; for
information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7pm
Thu Mar 8.
Augustana Choir Home Concert: Alpha & Omega,
under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, the choir will present
an a cappella concert with works ranging from a Gregorian
chant to a Haitian Noel; free; for information, contact Keri
Rursch at kerirursch@augustana.edu or 309-794-7721,
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Mar 9.
Daughtry, American rockers fronted by “American
Idol”’s Chris Daughtry, with openers Safetysuite and
Mike Sanchez; $35-45; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 9.
John Michael Montgomery, famed country singer of
“I Swear”and “Be My Baby Tonight”in concert; $20-30; for
information, call 800-724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/index.aspx,
7:30pm Fri Mar 9.
The Fez, 15-piece band composed of some of Eastern
Iowa musicians dedicated to faithfully reproducing the
jazz/rock fusion of Steely Dan; $12-15; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm
Fri Mar 9.
J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound, soul and post-punk
musicians in concert; $10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm
Fri Mar 9.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
big band will be playing all your favorites from the Big
Band era; featuring hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton; $10-$12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 6pm Fri Mar 9.
Augustana Symphonic Band Tour Home Concert,
homecoming concert after the group’s Pacific Coast tour,
directed by Dr. James M. Lambrecht; free; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu,
8pm Sat Mar 10.
Kaivama and Arto Järvelä, concert with the
Minneapolis-based folk duo and the world-renowned
Finnish composer and master fiddler; $10; for information
and tickets, call 563-326-1333, RME (River Music
Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Kate Campbell, Nashville-based country and folk
singer; $12-15; for tickets and information, call 319-364-
1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Lunasa, concert featuring many of the top musical
talents in Ireland; $22-25; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Opera Iowa: The Magic Flute, Mozart’s commentary
on love, forgiveness, tolerance, and the brotherhood
of mankind; $10-$20; for tickets and information, call
563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, http://www.ohnwardfineartscenter.com,
7pm Sat Mar 10.
Three Years Hollow CD Release Show, hard-rock
and metal musicians in concert, with openers The Action
Blast, A.D.D., and Hello Ramona; $10; for information and
tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 10.
Trace Adkins, stories and songs with the famed
country star; $35-65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriacivicceenter.com, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Pleyel Piano Restoration Project Recital Concert,
featuring one of the very few double-grand pianos left in
the world; duet recital by students, parents, and teachers
at Asbury Methodist Church, Bettendorf; $5-$15; for tickets
and information, e-mail erolesia@mediacombb.net or
call 563-355-3807, RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 3pm
Sun Mar 11.
The Makem and Spain Brothers, a mix of boisterous
sing-alongs, touching ballads, and classic folk songs; $20-
25; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
legionarts.org, 7pm Sun Mar 11.
Slide, acclaimed Celtic musicians in concert; $16-19; for
tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
legionarts.org, 7pm Mon Mar 12.
Buckwheat Zydeco, zydeco and roots musicians in
concert; $18-24; for information and tickets, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.redstoneroom.com, 7:30pm Tue Mar 13.
Jeremy Kittel Band, a concert of Celtic jazz, blues, and
chamber music; $14-18; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Tue Mar 13.
Navy Sea Chanters Concert, for information and
tickets, call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 13.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra Presents Classics V,
featuring the music of Lebanese, Chinese, Indian and
African-American composers; $32-$70; for information
and tickets, call 309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.
com, 8pm Tue Mar 13.
Lenten Musical Meditation: T. Andrew Hicks, Organ,
for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational United
Church of Christ - Iowa City, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 12pm Wed Mar 14.
Augustana Gospel Choir Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall
- Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu/academics/music/department/
?id=25, 8pm Fri Mar 16.
Peppino D’Agostino, virtuoso guitarist singing in both
English and Italian; $14-18; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 16.
Faster Pussycat, “the reigning kings of sleeze rock,”
with an opening set by Lustalots; $15-18; for information,
Events
Anne Frank: A History for Today
March through June
“I
n spite of everything, I still believe that
people are good at heart.” So goes the
unforgettable, extraordinarily hopeful sentiment
of 15-year-old Holocaust victim Anne Frank,
and over the next few months, the efforts of
a number of good people will be dedicated to
ensuring that Frank’s legacy isn’t forgotten. In the
community-wide project Anne Frank: A History
for Today, sponsored by the Jewish Federation
of the Quad Cities and the Putnam Museum,
numerous area venues and organizations will
participate in a springtime remembrance of
Anne Frank and the effects of the Holocaust,
among them the Figge Art Museum, which
is currently showcasing German artist Erwin
Eisch’s famed Kristallnacht prints in its War &
Remembrance Art Exhibit (on display through
April 15). In addition to hosting the Anne Frank:
A History for Today exhibition from March
31 through May 28, the Putnam Museum will
house a complementary exhibit in the form of
Eva Gieringer Schloss’ Paintings Created in
Hiding by Erich & Heinz Geiringer. Educator
and author Barbara Powers, meanwhile, will
offer an exhibit of her own at the Rock Island
Public Library’s downtown branch, during the
April 8 through June 8 display of her A Tribute
to the Children of the Holocaust: Portrait
Collages That Bridge the Gap Between Then
& Now. Augustana College’s annual Geifman
Endowment in Holocaust Studies Lecture
will find Holocaust survivor Agnes Schwartz
speaking in Wallenberg Hall on April 23, with
Schwartz also serving as the Tri-City Jewish
Center’s guest speaker for its April 22 Yom
Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance event. A
pair of Putnam Museum screenings will address
the Holocaust in the venue’s documentary
presentations The Rescuers (April 15), which
concerns 13 diplomats who helped save tens
of thousands of Jewish lives, and Nicky’s
Family (May 6), a tribute to the Englishman
who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and
Slovak children. And in addition to Augustana’s
performances of the Holocaust-themed And
Then They Came for Me: Remembering the
World of Anne Frank scheduled for area high
schools, the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities will
lend their talents to the Anne Frank ballet
From the Pages of a Young Girl’s Life, a public
performance of which will be staged March 3
at the Holzworth Performing Arts Center. For
more information on the spring events in the
Anne Frank: A History for Today program, call
the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities at
(309)793-1300, or visit JFQC.org. – Mike Schulz
From the Pages of a Young Girl’s Life
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call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.ribco.com, 9pm Fri Mar 16.
WhiteWater Ramble, noted bluegrass and rock
musicians in concert; $10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, Fri
Mar 16.
Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned radio show on
stage, with hosts the Barley House Band and emcee Scott
Tunnicliff; $10; for information, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.
com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport,
IA, http://www.bucktownrevue.com, 7pm Fri Mar 16.
Bill Haley’s Comets, AaronElvis PresleyJr., and
TommyVale&TheTorpedos, performing for the 17th
Annual Red Cross Country “History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”Fundraiser;
$26.75-36.75; for tickets and information, call 309-344-1623,
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://
www.theorpheum.org, 6:30pm Sat Mar 17.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert, free; for information, call
309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music/department/?id=25,
8pm Sat Mar 17.
Third Sunday Jazz Series featuring the Lynne
Arriale Trio, jazz pianist and her ensemble deliver a 3pm
workshop (free for kids, $5 for adults), and a 6pm concert
($10-15); for tickets and information, call 309 373-0790, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Mar 18.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Beethoven’s Last Night
2012, acclaimed multi-media musical stage presentation;
$37-57; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com,
7:30pm Sun Mar 18.
Faculty Woodwind Recital, free; for information, call
309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 20.
Joy Kills Sorrow - Lake Street Dive, acclaimed folk
musicians in concert; $14-18; for tickets and information,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Tue Mar 20.
Blitz the Ambassador, Ghanaian-born, New York-
based composer and producer presents an evening
of psychedelic Afrobeat colors and triple-time rhymes;
$14-18; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.legionarts.org, 7pm Wed Mar 21.
Lenten Musical Meditation: Melanie Moll Sigafoose,
Organ, for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational
United Church of Christ - Iowa City, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.uccic.org, 12pm Wed Mar 21.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers, acclaimed
musicians in concert; $25-38; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://
www.peoriacivicceenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 22.
Terri Clark, multi-platinum country star in her “Roots
and Wings Unplugged tour”; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center
for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, http://www.FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Thu
Mar 22.
Mac Lethal, Kansas City-based rapper in concert;
$10-15; for information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm Thu Mar 22.
California Guitar Trio, a concert fusion of classical,
rock, blues, jazz, world music and progressive music; $17-
21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
legionarts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 23.
Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian rockers
in concert, with special guests Matthew West, Royal
Tailor, & Lindsay McCaul; $26.50-77.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm Fri Mar 23.
Dan Fennesy, a concert in the Brown Bag Lunch series;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://
www.bettendorflibrary.com, 12pm Fri Mar 23.
Yesterday– ATributetotheBeatles, multi-media
concert performance salutes the group from their early days
through the “Sgt. Pepper”era; for tickets and information,
call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield,
IA, http://www.FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 23.
Boyz II Men, Grammy-winning pop artists of “When I
Fall In Love”and “Time After Time”in concert; $30-40; for
information, call 800-724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/index.aspx,
7:30pm Sat Mar 24.
George Jones, legendary singer in concert; $35-65;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriacivicceenter.
com, 8pm Sat Mar 24.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers, legendary
musicians in a concert in the Event Center’s Blues
Weekend; $38-48; for tickets and information, call 877-677-
3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside, IA, http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com,
8pm Sat Mar 24.
Glenn Miller Orchestra, legendary big band in
concert; $25-$30; for tickets and information, call 563-
652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, http://www.ohnwardfineartscenter.com,
7pm Sat Mar 24.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, featuring Eva Leon on
violin; for tickets and information, call 309-342-2299 or
e-mail tickets@theorpheum.org, The Orpheum Theatre, 57
S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org,
7:30pm Sat Mar 24.
The David Wax Museum, concert blending traditional
Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock; $14-18;
for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
legionarts.org, 8pm Sat Mar 24.
The Rastrelli Cello Quartet, at 2 & 7:30pm; ensemble
performs classical, jazz, ragtime, and more; a concert in the
Cedar Rapids Community Concert Association’s 2011-2012
season; for information, call 319-540-2301, Cedar Rapids
Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.crcommunityconcerts.org, Sat Mar 24.
Camerata, vocal ensemble in concert; free, Iowa
Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://
www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 3pm Sun Mar 25.
Jimmie Vaughan, famed blues guitarist in a concert
in the Event Center’s Blues Weekend; $38-48; for tickets
and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com, 5pm Sun Mar 25.
The Steel Wheels, acclaimed blues and bluegrass
musicians in concert; $14-18; for information and tickets,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Sun Mar 25.
Kimya Dawson, concert with the independent
musicians and former member of The Moldy Peaches; $10;
for information, e-mail info@rozztox.com, Rozz-Tox, 2108
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rozztox.com, 8:30pm
Tue Mar 27.
Soweto Gospel Choir, concert with Grammy-winning
52-member ensemble from South Africa; a Hancher
Auditorium presentation; $16-$37; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Tue Mar 27.
7th Annual Mission Creek Festival, celebration of
music, literature, and art at numerous venues and art
spaces in downtown Iowa City; with performances by
The Magnetic Fields, David Cross, Sharon Van Etten,
Bowerbirds, Dirty Beaches, The War on Drugs, William
Fitzsimmons, and more than 100 local and national bands;
$115 all-access pass, Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City, IA,
http://missionfreak.com, Tue Mar 27 thru Sun Apr 1.
Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant, an
evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy
swing; $17-21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-
1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Wed Mar 28.
Lenten Musical Meditation: Ruth Hurlbut, Organ,
for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational United
Church of Christ - Iowa City, 30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 12pm Wed Mar 28.
The Magnetic Fields, acclaimed musicians perform in
a Mission Creek Festival presentation, with opener Kelly
Hogan; $30-32; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm Wed Mar 28.
UI Symphony Orchestra, with conductor William
LaRue Jones, guest conductors Scott Dunn and Kira Horel,
and violinist Tricia Park; free, Iowa Memorial Union Main
Lounge - University of Iowa, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed
Mar 28.
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Hot Club of San Francisco: Meet Me in Paris, a
concert of love songs and gypsy jazz; $17-21; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org,
7pm Thu Mar 29.
Rock This Town with Rodney, cabaret performance
with Circa ‘21 Bootlegger Rodney Swain; $10-12; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 7pm Thu Mar 29.
Kantorei, vocal ensemble in concert; free, Riverside
Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Mar 30.
Karla Bonoff, concert with the acclaimed singer-
songwriter; a presentation in the Live at the Temple series;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm Fri Mar 30.
32nd Annual Knox-Rutabaga Jazz Festival, the
award-winning Knox Jazz Ensemble welcomes The Noah
Preminger Group for this joint performance closing at the
32nd annual Rootabaga Jazz Festival; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-341-7265, The Orpheum Theatre, 57
S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org,
5pm Sat Mar 31.
Karla Bonoff, acclaimed singer-songwriter in concert;
$25-30; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.legionarts.org, 7pm Sat Mar 31.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks
VI - Der Rosenkavalier, with conductor Mark Russell
Smith, pianist Lydia Artymiw, vocalists Sarah Shafer and
Abigail Nims, and a program featuring Campbell’s “Coyote
Dances,”Falla’s “Three Dances from El sombrero de tres
picos (Three-Cornered Hat),”Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No.
20,”and Strauss’ Suite and finale from “Der Rosenkavalier”;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 31.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, acclaimed afrobeat musicians
perform in a Mission Creek Festival presentation; $22-25;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 8pm Sat Mar 31.
April
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks
VI - Der Rosenkavalier, with conductor Mark Russell
Smith, pianist Lydia Artymiw, vocalists Sarah Shafer and
Abigail Nims, and a program featuring Campbell’s “Coyote
Dances,”Falla’s “Three Dances from El sombrero de tres
picos (Three-Cornered Hat),”Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No.
20,”and Strauss’ Suite and finale from “Der Rosenkavalier”;
for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcsymphony.com, 2pm Sun Apr 1.
UI Percussion Spectacular, free, Riverside Recital
Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 3pm Sun Apr 1.
Childish Gambino, rap and hip-hop artist in concert;
$22-25; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Iowa Memorial Union
Main Lounge - University of Iowa, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.scopeproductions.org, Mon Apr 2.
Lucero and William Elliott Whitmore, $16-20; for
information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.ribco.com, 8pm Tue Apr 3.
20th Annual Black Hawk College Jazz Festival
featuring Matt Harris, in Building 4’s Hawk’s Nest; free; for
information, call 309-796-5478, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu, 7:30pm Wed Apr 4.
Lenten Musical Meditation: Elizabeth Oakes and
Nathalie Cruden, Violas, for information, call 319-337-
4301, Congregational United Church of Christ - Iowa City,
30 N. Clinton St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.uccic.org, 12pm
Wed Apr 4.
Bill Payne, Little Feat co-founder Payne performs
a live performance on piano and keyboards, while his
photography is featured on the large screens in the
Redstone Room; the artist will offer commentary on
his music, his career with Little Feat and beyond, and
commentary on his photography; Dennis McNally will
offer stories from his days working as publicist with the
Grateful Dead, discussion of some of his written works, and
serve as moderator for the question and answer segment
at the evening’s conclusion; $22-25; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.
org, 8pm Thu Apr 5.
Dave Pietro, concert with acclaimed jazz saxophonist;
a Hancher Auditorium presentation; $12.50-$30; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.
uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Apr 5.
Lady Antebellum, country-pop artists ion concert,
with special guests Darius Rucker and Thompson
Square; $29.50-69.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm Thu Apr 5.
Mason Jennings, acclaimed, Minnesota-based singer-
songwriter in concert, with an opening set by The Pines;
$22-25; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 8pm Fri Apr 6.
Hotel California, tribute to the Eagles; $10-15; for
information, call 800-724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Fri Apr
6 and Sat Apr 7.
Split Lip Rayfield - Mountain Sprout, bluegrass and
Americana musicians in concert, with openers Mountain
Sprout; $12-15; for information and tickets, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.redstoneroom.com, 9pm Fri Apr 6.
Peggy Seeger, acclaimed folk singer in concert; $17-
21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
legionarts.org, 7pm Sun Apr 8.
Guest Recital: Lyra Trio Concert, free; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Apr 10.
Nickelback, acclaimed Canadian rockers in concert,
with openers Bush, Seether, and My Darkest Days; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 6pm Tue
Apr 10.
UI Symphony Band, with conductor Mark Heidel and
flutist Nicole Esposito; free, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N.
Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.performingarts.
uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Tue Apr 10.
The Revival Tour 2012: Chuck Ragan, Corey Branan,
Tommy Gabel, and Nathaniel Rateliff, punk-rock
musicians accompanied by Joe Gaunt and Joe Ginsberg;
$15-20; for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.ribco.com, 8pm Tue
Apr 10.
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, $29-34;
for information, call 515-271-0343, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pm Thu Apr 12.
Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina-based
bluegrass musicians in concert; $15; for information and
tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.redstoneroom.com, 8pm
Thu Apr 12.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
big band will be playing all your favorites from the Big
Band era; featuring hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton; $10-$12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 6pm Fri Apr 13.
Johnson County Landmark, for information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm
Fri Apr 13.
Celtic Crossroads, concert featuring the Irish band
comprised of seven world-class musicians and two
dancers; $20-35; for tickets and information, call 309-342-
2299 or e-mail tickets.theorpheum.org, Orpheum Theatre,
57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.
org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 14.
Drum Song, spring concert with the vocal ensemble
the Nova Singers, with Nikki Malley, percussion; $12-$16,
students free; for information and tickets, call 309-341-
7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, Kresge Recital Hall,
Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://departments.knox.
edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 7:30pm Sat Apr 14.
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Notes on the 2012 Academy Awards Telecast
Everything New Is Old Again
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
T
he first trophy handed out at the 2012
Academy Awards ceremony was for
Best Cinematography, a prize that I
predicted would go to The Tree of Life but that
instead went to Hugo. (Seriously, after his un-
deserved losses for 2006’s Children of Men and
now the Terrence Malick film, exactly whom
does Emmanuel Lubezki have to do to win
an Oscar?) But that was actually my second
incorrect assumption of the evening, because
as soon as host Billy Crystal stepped on stage,
I said to the others at my viewing party, “Here
comes the standing ovation,” and the audience
– despite giving the man a warm reception
– remained seated. Did the crowd have a col-
lective premonition of just how spectacularly
Crystal would bomb on Sunday?
To be sure, his much-anticipated return as
host (after a nine-year absence) started on a
promising note. After Morgan Freeman made
the requisite introductory speech about the
magic of movies and such, we were treated
to one of Crystal’s signature Oscar-night
bits – the one in which he inserts himself
into clips from Best Picture nominees and
some of the year’s more recognizable releases
– and familiar though this comedic montage
was, it still yielded plenty of good things.
The opening spoof of The Artist was a tad
predictable (at least for those home viewers
who actually saw the movie), but there were
enjoyable nods to The Help and Bridesmaids,
George Clooney and Justin Bieber (!) offered
some game self-parody, and one moment,
in particular, was absolutely exceptional:
Crystal promising a telecast written by some
of the youngest, hippest writers in Hollywood
... who turned out to be Moneyball’s table
of elderly white guys. Overall, the montage
was snappy and mostly funny, and was only
mildly sullied by Crystal’s cameo as Sammy
Davis Jr., a stock character that should
perhaps be retired once and for all. Crystal
got incredible mileage out of this figure in
the 1980s, but considering that he’s now an
elderly white guy himself, maybe he should
re-think the blackface routines?
Actually, all throughout the evening,
Crystal’s material suggested that his writers
actually were those Moneyball guys. Jokes
about the economy and J. Edgar Hoover
and the difficulty in finding a black person
in Beverly Hills (in 2012?) fell resoundingly
flat, and whenever a gag would fail, which
happened often, the visibly off-put Crystal
would do everything but loosen his necktie
and groan, “Ooo! Tough room!”; it was like
Oscar Night in the Catskills. Another of the
host’s famed bits from the past – the one
in which the camera lands on celebrities
in the crowd and Crystal verbalizes what
they might be thinking – was a dud, with a
potentially amusing Martin Scorsese routine
ruined by an extremely tardy cutaway. And
beyond being not the least bit clever, Crystal’s
traditional opening medley of Best Picture
nominees suffered from such poor sound
quality that you could barely make out the
lyrics, not that they were funny when you
actually could. We knew going in that Crystal
– a true legend among Oscar hosts – and his
writing team were going to trot out all of the
“old favorites” for his ninth stab at the gig.
But last night, these favorites just felt old,
and lazy, and tired, and as with his Sammy
character, Crystal’s winky, insufferable
self-promotion really should be given a rest.
Did he really need to plug his forthcoming
movie when it’s coming out in November?
And not for nothing, but did that montage of
classic movie moments really need to climax
– literally – with Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm
from When Harry Met Sally ... ?
In short, in case I’ve been at all unclear,
I thought Crystal was an intense drag on
Sunday night’s proceedings, which would’ve
been pretty draggy even without him.
Barring a few delightful moments with the
stars of Bridesmaids, each of whom may be
impervious to weak material, the presenters
seemed generally uncomfortable with
their comic shtick; Will Ferrell and Zach
Galifianakis did some uninspired clowning,
Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz tried
a comically sexy routine that just came
off weird, and if you hadn’t seen the Iron
Man movies, you’d never know that Robert
Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow actually
can be an adorable rom-com pairing when
they want to be. (Regarding the pairing
of a seemingly spray-tanned Ben Stiller
and the much taller, much paler Emma
Stone, a buddy remarked, “It’s like Snooki
is presenting with one of the True Blood
vampires.”) You know something’s afoul with
an Oscar telecast when even Tina Fey and
Miss Piggy can’t generate any laughs, and the
numerous perfunctory thank-you speeches,
most of them sincere but unmemorable,
made the night’s three-plus hours feel all the
longer.
But I refuse to be a complete Debbie
Downer about the evening, as there were
a few moments of actual magic sprinkled
amidst the tedium. That Cirque du Soleil
routine, for instance, was positively jaw-
dropping. It’s the damnedest thing about that
group; every time those acrobats show up on
an awards show, I expect to be bored silly,
and every single time, they perform feats so
superhuman that, like their audiences, I’m
left with no choice but to stand and applaud.
Sandra Bullock, as she has been on each of
the past three Oscar telecasts, was sublime,
promising to speak in Mandarin Chinese for
her presentation of Best Foreign-Language
Film, but warning us that it might wind up
sounding a little bit German ... which her
fluent German most certainly did. (She’s
charming, she’s poised, she’s hilarious ... .
When is Bullock finally going to get the
hosting job?) And the day after it happened,
I still hadn’t come down from the high of
witnessing members of Christopher Guest’s
mockumentary ensemble reunite for that skit
in which a focus group debates the merits and
weaknesses of The Wizard of Oz. Please please
please let Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine
O’Hara, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge,
Fred Willard, and all the rest start making
those movies again. After a few thousand
more viewings of Coolidge railing against
Oz’s unattractive cast members and Willard
prattling on about flying monkeys and Guest
suggesting which of the movie’s characters
ought to be cut (“That’s easy. Dorothy.”), I’m
gonna start getting antsy.
Plus, of course, there were a number
of terrifically satisfying wins that helped
make Sunday’s affair more bearable. Best
Supporting Actor champ Christopher
Plummer was expectedly eloquent, and
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer,
clearly floored by the standing ovation she
received, was beautifully emotional, and
almost certainly the first Oscar winner in
history to end a victory speech with the
words “I’m sorry.” Best Actor Jean Dujardin
concluded his thank-yous with a burst of
robust, utterly infectious joy. (I smartly
switched my prediction in that category
from Brad Pitt to Dujardin, but overall, my
last-minute changes in seven categories were
a complete wash: In three categories, I wound
up guessing correctly; in three categories, I
switched from a correct guess to an incorrect
one; and my prediction for Best Costume
Design – an award that, like Best Picture and
Director, went to The Artist – was wrong both
times.) Woody Allen, it should go without
saying, wasn’t on hand to accept his Original
Screenplay prize for Midnight in Paris, but
I was cheering his victory so loud that I
may not have heard his speech had he been
there to give one. Flight of the Conchords’
Bret McKenzie has an Oscar now! For The
Muppets! Two deserved birds with one stone!
And then there was Meryl Streep. With
Viola Davis the seeming Best Actress
frontrunner ever since The Help debuted in
August, few were predicting this win – she
certainly wasn’t among the 15 of 24 that I
correctly predicted – but could anyone have
possibly appeared more stunned by Sunday’s
turn of events than Streep herself? After
acknowledging a long, rapturous standing
ovation, the Iron Lady star said that when
she first heard her name announced, “I could
hear half of America going, ‘Oh God! Not
her! Again!’” But yes, it was Streep again,
and beyond her win being the evening’s
biggest shocker, a lovelier, more heartfelt
victory speech could barely be imagined. She
closed by thanking everyone responsible “for
this inexplicably wonderful career” while
reminding us, through her elegance and
continued excellence, that there’s nothing
inexplicable about her career, or about Streep
emerging victorious for a performance that
ranks among her very, very finest. Poor
Emmanuel Lubezki may still be waiting,
but every once in a while – and despite the
frequent disappointment of its ceremonies
– Oscar is absolutely capable of doing the
right thing.
LEFT: Best Actress winner Meryl Streep,
ABOVE: Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin
MOVIES
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La Guitara: Gender-Bending Strings, concert that
explores the contribution of women to the evolution of
modern guitar featuring 14 guitarists from various genres,
including Patty Larkin; a presentation in the Live at the
Temple series; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des
Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 14.
The Diplomats of Solid Sound, funk, soul, and jazz
musicians in concert; $10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm
Sat Apr 14.
Bettendorf Park Band Spring Concert, free; for
information, e-mail patannww@gmail.com, Herbert
Goettsch Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf,
IA, 3pm Sun Apr 15.
Drum Song, spring concert with the vocal ensemble
the Nova Singers, with Nikki Malley, percussion; $12-$16,
students free; for information and tickets, call 309-341-
7038 or e-mail nova@knox.edu, First Congregational
Church - Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL, http://
departments.knox.edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 4pm
Sun Apr 15.
La Guitara with Patty Larkin, mini guitar festival of
influential female guitarists; $30-35; for information and
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm Sun
Apr 15.
Bombino, desert blues/rock guitar sensation in
concert; $17-21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-
1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Mon Apr 16.
Enzlin Mannerchor, the 35-member German male
choir will present songs in high and low German, as well
as English; sponsored by the German American Heritage
Center; free; for information, call 563-322-5489, Upham
Theatre on the Marycrest Campus, 1300 W. 12th St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 7pm Mon Apr 16.
Men’s Chorus of Penzlin, Germany, the 35-member
choir will present songs in high and low German, as well
as English; free; for information, call 563-322-5489 or
e-mail SchuetzenPark@yahoo.com, Upham Theatre on the
Marycrest Campus, 1300 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA, 7pm
Mon Apr 16.
Orchid Ensemble Concert, blending ancient musical
instruments and traditions from China and beyond, an
innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange
between West and East; $2-8; for information, call 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Tue Apr 17.
Straight No Chaser, acclaimed male a cappella
ensemble, in a Broadway at the Adler Theatre presentation;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue
Apr 17.
The Orchid Ensemble, concert with Taiwanese-
Canadian trio that uses ancient musical instruments
and traditions in creating contemporary music; free;
for information, contact Ryan Dye at 563-333-6389 or
DyeRyanD@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Tue Apr
17.
UI Center for New Music Ensemble, free, Riverside
Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Apr 19.
Johnny Winter, legendary blues guitarist in concert,
with openers the Ellis Kell Band; $30-35; for information
and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.
org, 8pm Thu Apr 19.
The Tailfins, evening dance with classic rock from the
‘50s to the ‘80s, sponsored by U.S. Inland Marine; $12.50-
15; for information, call 563-322-4431, Col Ballroom, 1012
W. 4th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.thetailfins.com,
7:30pm Fri Apr 20.
Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned radio show on
stage, with hosts the Barley House Band and emcee Scott
Tunnicliff; $10; for information, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.
com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport,
IA, http://www.bucktownrevue.com, 7pm Fri Apr 20.
Igor Begelman with Phoebus Three, acclaimed
clarinetist in concert; $29-34; for information, call 515-271-
0343, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pm Sat Apr 21.
St. Ambrose University Jazz Ensemble/STAMVOJA
Spring Concert, instrumental ensemble exploring a wide
variety of jazz and jazz-influenced, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu,
7:30pm Sat Apr 21.
Augustana Chamber Singers Spring Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu, 2pm Sun Apr 22.
Black Hawk College Student Opera Recital, free; for
information, call 309-796-5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage
House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu,
7:30pm Mon Apr 23.
Eric Taylor CD Release Concert, Texas-based singer-
songwriter in concert; $14-18; for tickets and information,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 7pm Tue Apr 24.
The Band of Heathens, Americana, blues, and
musicians in concert, with opener Lera Lynn; $15;
for information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
redstoneroom.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 24.
St. Ambrose University Student Recitals, students
showcase their talents; free; for information, call 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Tue Apr 24.
UI Jazz Repertory Ensemble, free, Riverside Recital
Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Apr 26.
Romeo & Juliet, performance with the University of
Iowa Opera department, based on Shakespeare’s classic
romantic tragedy and directed by Alan Hicks; Thu-Sat 8pm,
Sun 2pm; $5-20; for information and tickets, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, Thu Apr 26
thru Sun Apr 29.
Bobby Vinton, concert with the legendary pop singer
of “Blue velvet”and “Roses Are Red”fame; $30-40; for
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pm Fri Apr 27.
Bruce Polay & Old Friends, the fourth-annual
recital with the audience seated on the stage; for tickets
and information, call 309-342-2299 or e-mail tickets@
theorpheum.org, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri
Apr 27.
Dana and Susan Robinson, a concert in the Brown
Bag Lunch series; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 12pm
Fri Apr 27.
Chicago Farmer, folk singer-songwriter in concert;
$8; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm Fri Apr 27.
Augustana Symphony Orchestra Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Apr 28.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony, featuring Mikhail
Petukhov on piano; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299 or e-mail tickets@theorpheum.org, The
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://
www.theorpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 28.
Tonic Sol Fa, acclaimed vocal quartet in concert; a
presentation in the Live at the Temple series; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 28.
Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7233, Bergendoff Hall
- Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu, 7:30pm Sun Apr 29.
Black Hawk College Community String Orchestra,
free; for information, call 309-796-5478, Trinity Lutheran
Church - Moline, 1330 13th St, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu, 4pm Sun Apr 29.
Quad City Wind Ensemble Concert, featuring a
performance by the winner of the 24th Annual Charles
B. DCamp Young Performer’s Solo Competition; $8-12,
grades 12 & under free; for information, call 563-508-8656,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.facebook.com/qcwindensemble, 3pm Sun
Apr 29.
UI Chamber Orchestra and All-University String
Orchestra, with conductors Chun-Ming Chen, Hyeyoun
Jang, Kira Horel, and Michael Wright; free, Riverside
Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Sun Apr 29.
Black Hawk College Piano Recital, free; for
information, call 309-796-5478, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 7:30pm Mon
Apr 30.
The Lettermen, pop legends in concert; 11:45am
doors, noon plated lunch, 1pm performance; $48.59;
5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm show; $54.86; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, Mon Apr 30.
UI University Band/Concert Band, with conductors
Steven Riley and Kevin Kastens; free, Iowa Memorial
Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Mon Apr 30.
May & June
St. Ambrose University Student Recitals, students
showcase their talents; free; for information, call 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Tue May 1.
Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choirs Concert, free;
for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu, 8pm Wed May 2.
St. Ambrose University-Community Symphony
Orchestra Spring Concert, music from the rich and varied
orchestral repertoire; free; for information, call 563-333-
6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Wed May 2.
The Rat Pack Is Back, performance with Las Vegas’
most famous entertainers and their 12-piece big band as
they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room; $32-
$59; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.
com, 7:30pm Wed May 2.
UI Symphony Orchestra, with conductor William
LaRue Jones and mezzo soprano Katherine Goeldner;
free, Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge - University
of Iowa, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed May 2.
Black Hawk College Spring Choral Concert, free;
for information, call 309-796-5478, First Congregational
Church - Moline, 2201 7th Avenue, Moline, IL, http://www.
bhc.edu, 7:30pm Thu May 3.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Fri May 4.
Camerata/UI Women’s Chorale, free, Riverside
Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri May 4.
Enso String Quartet, Grammy Award-nominated
chamber musicians in concert; a Hancher Auditorium
presentation; $15-$30; for tickets and information, call
319-335-1160, Zion Lutheran Church - Iowa City, 310 N.
Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu,
7:30pm Fri May 4.
Jonathan Edwards, noted folk/rock, country, and
bluegrass musician in concert; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm
Fri May 4.
St. Ambrose University Symphonic Band Spring
Concert, free; for information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Fri May 4.
A Tribute to George Strait, a benefit for Camp
Courageous of Iowa featuring Gordy and Debbie; $25;
for information and tickets, call 563-332-7365, Brubaker
Masonic Lodge #675, 511 E 65th St, Davenport, IA, 7pm
Sat May 5.
Augustana Four Choirs Concert, free; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu,
4pm Sat May 5.
J.D. Crowe and the New South – Heart of Blue
of Bluegrass, concert with the legendary bluegrass
performers for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, http://www.
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat May 5.
The Chairman’s Board w/ Peter Oprisko,
retrospective showcases the hits of such singers as Tony
Events
Adler Theatre
March through May
T
here’s such a wide variety of music-
related events heading to Davenport’s
Adler Theatre this spring that just glancing
at the schedule makes me want to dance. To
the relief of absolutely everyone, however,
I don’t have to, considering how many of
the venue’s guests will
be doing the dancing
for me. The hoofing
begins on March 6
with the extraordinary
Celtic performers of
Riverdance, appearing
in the legendary
group’s farewell tour,
and continues on
March 8 through
10 with the world-renowned talents of
director/choreographer Yuri Grigorovich’s
Legends of Russian Ballet tour, with the
Bolshoi Theatre’s members presenting
selections from such memorable ballets
as Don Quixote and Tchaikovsky’s Swan
Lake. The strains of Mr. Tchaikovsky will
also be heard throughout the Adler when
Ballet Quad Cities stages its springtime
productions of the Russian composer’s The
Sleeping Beauty on May 19, while more
classical marvels on hand in the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra’s final performances
in its 2011-12 Masterworks series: March
3’s War Requiem, and March 31’s Der
Rosenkavalier. (Performances of the two
will also be held at Augustana College’s
Centennial Hall on March 4 and April
1.) Audiences will be treated to a spirited
blend of Broadway-style music and dance
in March 23’s touring production of the
musical-comedy sensation Damn Yankees,
with plenty of music sans dance on tap in
the April 17 booking with the a cappella
wizards of Straight No Chaser. A singular
country artist delivers both music and tales
from his extraordinary career when Trace
Adkins brings his “Stories & Songs” tour
to Davenport on May 10. And wrapping
up the Adler Theatre’s exciting roster of
springtime happenings are the Canadian
comedians of Red Green’s Live Wit &
Wisdom Tour, a May 1 event that finds the
beloved TV characters offering homespun
wisdom, relationship advice, and plenty of
handyman tips. If you think this booking
doesn’t quite mesh with the Adler’s musical
theme this spring, then you’re obviously
not familiar with Green’s campfire ode to
his wood-burning stove, a ditty that begins,
“It hisses and cracks and burns things real
bad / It belches and smokes, but then so did
my dad.” Granted, it ain’t Tchaikovsky, but
still ... . For more on the Adler’s springtime
season, visit AdlerTheatre.com. – Mike
Schulz
Riverdance:
Farewell
Performance
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Bennett, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Bobby
Darin, Nat “King”Cole, Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Mel
Torme, Doris Day, and Ella Fitzgerald; $13-$25; for tickets
and information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts
Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.
ohnwardfineartscenter.com, 2pm Sat May 5.
UI University Choir/Kantorei, free, Riverside Recital
Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat May 5.
Yanni, legendary instrumentalist in concert; $29.50-
69.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 8pm
Sat May 5.
UI Semi-Annual Last Chance Percussion Concert,
free, Riverside Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 3:02pm Sun
May 6.
Black Hawk College Vocal Recital, free; for
information, call 309-796-5478, Deere-Wiman Carriage
House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu,
7:30pm Mon May 7.
The Lowe Family, classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz,
bluegrass, old-time favorites, spectacular dance, 6-part
harmony, gospel, a stirring patriotic tribute, and more;
a concert in the Cedar Rapids Community Concert
Association’s 2011-2012 season; for information, call 319-
540-2301, Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crcommunityconcerts.org,
7pm Mon May 7.
Black Hawk College Community Band Concert, in
Building 4’s Hawk’s Nest; free; for information, call 309-796-
5478, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 7:30pm Tue May 8.
Black Hawk College Electronic Music Student
Recital, in Building 4, room 115; free; for information, call
309-796-5478, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 7:30pm
Wed May 9.
Trace Adkins, chart-topping country star in his “Songs
& Stories Tour”; $35-52; for tickets and information, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 7:30pm Thu
May 10.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
big band will be playing all your favorites from the Big
Band era; featuring hits from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton; $10-$12;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 6pm Fri May 11.
Augustana Combined Band Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 4pm Sat May 12.
The Lowe Family – Branson’s Favorite Family, eight-
person clan of multi-instrumentalists performs classical
and Broadway numbers, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, swing, and
ballroom dancing; for tickets and information, call 641-
472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
http://www.FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sun May 13.
Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles, the internationally-
acclaimed Beatles concert; $20 & up; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm Tue
May 15 and Wed May 16.
Laurence Juber, concert with two-time Grammy
winner and former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s band
Wings; $18-22; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 9pm Fri May 18.
Bucktown Revue, an old-fashioned radio show on
stage, with hosts the Barley House Band and emcee Scott
Tunnicliff; $10; for information, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.
com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport,
IA, http://www.bucktownrevue.com, 7pm Fri May 18.
Augustana Band Lawn Concert, free; for information,
call 309-794-7233, Bergendoff Lawn, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu, 2:30pm Sat
May 19.
Augustana Music Festival Concert, free; for
information, call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 8pm Sat May 19.
Gaither Homecoming Tour, $22.50-37.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm Sat May 19.
Marc Mellits, an acoustic concert in the Quad
City Symphony Orchestra’s signature series; $18; for
information, call 563-322-QCSO, RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.
com, Sat May 19.
Rhythm Unleashed, a presentation in the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra Signature Series; percussionist
Aaron Williams presents a concert featuring many of
his friends from the QCSO; $7-$18; for information and
tickets, call 563-322-7276, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 8pm Sat
May 19.
Michael McDonald, legendary, Grammy-winning
singer and former Doobie Brother in concert; $50-60; for
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pm Sat May 26.
Tech N9ne’s Hostile Takeover Tour w/ Machine
Gun Kelly a.k.a. MGK, Krizz Kaliko, Mayday!, Prozak,
& Stevie Stone, $30-35; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.riverctr.com, 8pm Wed May 30.
Bettendorf Park Band, in case of rain, the concert will
be held at the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center at
2204 Grant Street; free; for information, e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 1.
CLASSES & CALLS FOR ENTRY
Twenty-Fourth Annual Young Performer’s
Solo Competition, entry forms must be received or
postmarked by Mar. 9 for Mar. 18 auditions; all entrants
must be students currently involved in a high school
instrumental music program; the soloist must perform a
wind or percussion solo for which a band/wind ensemble
accompaniment is, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.quad-city-wind-ensemble.
webs.com, Thu Mar 1 thru Fri Mar 9.
Drum Lessons with Josh Duffee, receive instruction
in snare-drum, mallet, timpani, auxiliary percussion,
drumset studies and styles, and more; private, one-hour
lessons available at $110/month; for information, e-mail
jgoldkette@msn.com, Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
QC Rock Academy, accepting students for guitar,
drums, bass, piano, and vocal lessons; for information, call
563-386-3044, http://QCRockAcademy.com, Thu Mar 1
thru Thu Jun 7.
Quad City Ukulele Club Kick-Off, Erin Mahr and Abbie
Hicks lead an introduction to the new club for all ukulele
enthusiasts of all levels to get together, trade ideas, and
rock; no membership fees, all welcome; for information,
call 309-764-9300 ext. 2103, West Music Quad Cities, 4305
44th Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.westmusic.com, 1pm
Sat Mar 3.
ACOUSTIC, on Tuesdays; a club designed for people
about ages 17-25 who have special needs and are
interested in making, sharing, and learning about music; a
collaborative program between Music Therapy Services of
West Music and the RME; for information, call 563-388-
8205 ext. 2125 or e-mail edeem@westmusic.com, RME
(River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 4:30pm Tue Mar 6
thru Tue Jun 5.
Uke Can Do It!, 4-week class on Mondays, with
instructor Erin Mahr; learn basic chords and how to
tune your ukulele, and end the class with a luau; $30; for
information, call 309-764-9300 ext. 2103, West Music Quad
Cities, 4305 44th Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.westmusic.
com, 6pm Wed Mar 7.
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
Inside the Music: Masterworks V, lecture and
discussion on the weekend’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra concerts; with George Eaton, Army Sustainment
Command Historian, describing the British trench
experience in World War I and its influence on the poetry
of Wilfred Owens; 5pm hors d’oeuvres and cash bar,
5:30pm program; for information, call 563-322-QCSO,
Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 5pm Thu Mar 1.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “War Requiem”concert, with the conductor and
guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931, ext
16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 3.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
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piece of work, with the women boasting
their independence while the men vied
for their love, it also showcased what,
for me, were the evening’s most stirring
moments, when Jacob Lyon performed a
brief solo with notable heart and passion.
Lyon’s movements were intentionally
imprecise – rather than following his
arm movements through with control,
he allowed them to be carried through
by sheer momentum – and the force of
those movements, and apparent rush
of emotion through his limbs, had me
mesmerized. Unfortunately, “Steppin’ in
Love” ended with the company dancing
with a seeming lack of direction and
cohesiveness reminiscent of a high-
school dance, but that only somewhat
tainted an otherwise beautiful, interesting
number in a varied, provocative evening
of ballet.
For information on Ballet Quad Cities’
springtime season, call (309)786-3779 or
visit BalletQuadCities.com.
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with another jaunty piece, "Blooming
in Winter," featuring Huling, Gomez,
Nancy Cole, Jackie Jensen, Jacob Lyon,
and Calvin Rowe. Choreographed by
Lynn Andrews to music by Bela Bartok,
the vignette was a distinct blend of
traditional ballet moves and more
modern steps, and guest dancers von
Rathonyi and Joshua Gullett proved
excellent storytellers in the subsequent
“Balcony Pas de Deux” from Prokofiev’s
Romeo & Juliet. Von Rathonyi, who
also staged the work, was especially
expressive, and made it easy to follow
Juliet’s interest in, uncertainty of, and
submission to Gullett’s Romeo. (While
several of Ballet Quad Cities’ dancers
employ appropriate facial expressions
to punctuate the meaning of their
movements, all could learn from von
Rathonyi’s ability to make her character’s
thoughts and feelings clear.)
For Love on the Run’s finale, the full
company returned for “Steppin’ in Love,”
choreographed by Green, and featuring
snippets from Aretha Franklin’s “Chain
of Fools” and Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road,
“I Love You,” in Pieces
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Orchestra “War Requiem”concert, with the conductor
and guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931,
ext 16, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 1pm Sun
Mar 4.
University of Iowa Composer’s Workshop, free,
Riverside Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Sun Mar 4.
Inside the Music: Masterworks VI, lecture and
discussion on the weekend’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra concerts; 5pm hors d’oeuvres and cash bar,
5:30pm program; for information, call 563-322-QCSO,
Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 5pm Thu Mar 29.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “Der Rosenkavalier”concert, with the conductor
and guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931,
ext 16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.qcsymphony.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 31.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “Der Rosenkavalier”concert, with the conductor
and guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931,
ext 16, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 1pm Sun
Apr 1.
University of Iowa Composer’s Workshop, free,
Riverside Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm Sun Apr
15.
Laurence Juber Workshop, guitar workshop
with the two-time Grammy winner and former lead
guitarist for Paul McCartney’s band Wings; $7; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, RME (River Music
Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 6pm Fri May 18.
Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Music,
Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Chris Vallillo
presents the music of Stephen Foster and explores his
impact on American culture; free; for information, call
309-732-323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Jun 5.
READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
Weekly Events
Readers & Writers, on Wednesdays; a weekly
opportunity to talk with others about what you’ve been
reading lately; for information, call 319-339-0401, Uptown
Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, 6pm
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Jun 6.
Spoken Word, on Wednesdays; weekly 10-minute
showcases of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and other
writing; for information, call 319-339-0401, Uptown Bill’s
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, 7pm Wed
Mar 7 thru Wed Jun 6.
March
Talk Art, late-night reading series featuring the work of
Iowa Writers’Workshop fiction writers and poets; $3-5, The
Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA, http://www.icmill.com,
10pm Wed Mar 7.
CASI Book Club, $2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 10am Fri Mar 2.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a discussion of Helen
Simonsen’s book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 3pm Mon Mar 5.
Shorts & Sweets @ Eastern, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pm Mon Mar 5.
I Think I Love You, a discussion of Allison Pearson’s
book with the Pageturners Book Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pm Tue Mar 6.
Pollock, an Art Lovers’ Book Club discussion of
Leonhard Emmerling’s book, led by Judy Hazelton; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.figgemuseum.com,
1pm Wed Mar 7.
Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American
Civil War Series, third of a five-part reading & discussion
series led by by Dr. Stephen Warren, Associate Professor
of History, Augustana College; topics include “The Legacy
of America’s Civil War”and a selection from “Americas War:
Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their
150th Anniversaries,”an anthology of historical fiction,
speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories
edited by Edward L. Ayers; free; for information, call 309-
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Thu Mar 8.
Matt Hart & the Poets of LOCUSPOINT: Quad Cities,
featuring readings from the Cincinnati-based poet and
publisher, and area authors whose works appear in the
latest issue of "LOCUSPOINT"; donations encouraged; for
information, e-mail info@rozztox.com, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.locuspoint.org, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 10.
Absolution by Murder, a discussion of Peter
Tremayne’s book with the Mystery Book Discussion group,
led by Deb Bomberry; free; for information, call 563-344-
5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 9:30am
Sat Mar 10.
DAGOBAH, the Davenport Area Gathering of Books
and Humanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Mon Mar 12.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Mon Mar 12.
Dawn Light, a discussion of Diane Ackerman’s
book with the Between the Lines Book Club; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm Wed Mar 14.
The Shadow of Kilimanjaro, a discussion of Rick
Ridgeway’s book in the Travel Reads series, with librarian
Amanda Makula; free; for information, e-mail kerirursch@
augustana.edu or call 309-794-7721, Carlsson Evald Hall
- Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu, 4pm Sun Mar 18.
Intimate at the Englert: Was the Word, a traveling
spoken word, storytelling, and music event; $5 suggested
donation at the door; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pm Sun Mar 18.
Spoken Word, open readings for ages 17 & up; for
information, e-mail info@rozztox.com, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.RozzTox.com, 7pm Sun
Mar 18.
The Ponder Heart, a discussion of Eudora Welty’s
book with the Classics Club; free; for information, call 309-
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Mon Mar 19.
Zookeeper’s Wife, a discussion of Diane Ackerman’s
book with the West End Book Club; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Mar 20.
The Help, a discussion of Kathryn Stockett’s book
with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, 7pm Wed Mar 21.
blue//green Reading Series, join others in reading
from your original work; for information, e-mail
bluegreenpress@gmail.com, The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.icmill.com, 8pm Wed Mar 21.
Embers, a discussion of Sandor Marai’s book with
the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, 1pm Wed Mar 21.
QCAD Book Club, meets on the 4th Sunday of the
month; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm Sun
Mar 25.
Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring
on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World,
a discussion of Paul Gilding’s book with the Environmental
Book Club; free; for information, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.
riveraction.org, 7pm Tue Mar 27.
Luis Alberto Urrea, reading with the 2005 Pulitzer
Prize finalist for nonfiction, as part of the Mission Creek
Festival’s literary-arts lineup; free, Prairie Lights Books, 15 S.
Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, http://missionfreak.com, 7pm
Tue Mar 27.
Michael Kimball, reading with the author of four
acclaimed books, including “Dear Everybody”and “Us,”
as part of the Mission Creek Festival’s literary-arts lineup;
free, Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA,
http://missionfreak.com, 7pm Fri Mar 30.
Amber Tamblyn, actress and spoken-word poet will
curate an event featuring some of the best spoken word-
talent in the country, as part of the Mission Creek Festival’s
literary-arts lineup; free, The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA, http://missionfreak.com, 8pm Sat Mar 31.
April
Mission Creek Small Press and Literary Journal
Book Fair, third-annual event featuring representatives
from more than 40 presses, journals both in print and
online, and literary organizations, including Granta
magazine, A Public Space, Hobart, Wag’s Revue, Black
Clock, the Iowa Review, n+1, Unstuck Magazine, Poetry
Magazine, Jubilat, Pank Magazine, New Letters, Forklift
Ohio, H_NGM_N, Black Ocean Press, Rescue Press, Birds
LLC, Hell Yes Press, featherproof press, Sarabande Books,
and more; free, The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA,
http://missionfreak.com, 12pm Sun Apr 1.
Intimate at the Englert: Was the Word, a traveling
spoken word, storytelling, and music event; $5 suggested
donation at the door; for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pm Sun Apr 1.
Reservation Road, a discussion of John Burham
Schwartz’s book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 3pm Mon Apr 2.
Shorts & Sweets @ Eastern, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pm Mon Apr 2.
The Diary of a Young Girl, a discussion of Anne Frank’s
book with the Pageturners Book Discussion Group; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pm Mon Apr 2.
CASI Book Club, $2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 10am Fri Apr 6.
DAGOBAH, the Davenport Area Gathering of Books
and Humanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Mon Apr 9.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Mon Apr 9.
Every Man Dies Alone, Frankie Wilson leads
a discussion of Hans Fallada’s book, a selection
in the German American Heritage Center Book
Club; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail
husteddemichaelj@sau.edu, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.gahc.
org, 7pm Tue Apr 10.
The Promise: The Moving Story of a Family in the
Holocaust, discussion of the book co-written by Barbara
Powers and Eva Schloss; for information, call 309-793-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Apr 10.
Diane Ackerman’s Poetry of the Senses, for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, 10am Wed Apr 11.
Girls from Ames, a discussion of Jeffrey Zaslow’s
book with the Between the Lines Book Club; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 11.
Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American
Civil War Series, fourth of a five-part reading & discussion
series led by by Dr. Stephen Warren, Associate Professor
of History, Augustana College; topics include “Crossroads
of Freedom: Antietam”by James McPherson and
selections from “Americas War: Talking About the Civil
War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries,”an
anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs,
biographies, and short stories edited by Edward L. Ayers;
free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 7pm Thu Apr 12.
SPT Theatre Writers’ Room: Clue, the event features
music interspersed with humorous and reflective stories
performed by professional local actors Janelle Lauer, Jane
Pini, Doug Elliott and Gerard Estella, as well as material
from writers Jason Alberty, Akwi Nji, Dave Martino, Mary
Sullivan, and Adam Witte; $20-25; for information and
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm Fri
Apr 13 and Sat Apr 14.
Dog on It, a discussion of Spencer Quinn’s book with
the Mystery Book Discussion group, led by Shelley Griffing;
free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://
Emily Christenson’s Duckweed @ the ArtSpace Gallery – through March 9
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www.bettendorflibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Apr 14.
Spoken Word, open readings for ages 17 & up; for
information, e-mail info@rozztox.com, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.RozzTox.com, 7pm Sun
Apr 15.
Wuthering Heights, a discussion of Emily Bronte’s
book with the Classics Club; free; for information, call 309-
524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm Mon Apr 16.
Four Agreements, a discussion of Miguel Ruiz’s book
with the West End Book Club; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Apr 17.
Embers, a discussion of Sandor Marai’s book with
the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 18.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a discussion
of Rebecca Skloots’ book with the Contemporary Books
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-344-
5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Apr 18.
River Readings at Augustana: Jaimy Gordon, 2010’s
winner of the National Book Award for fiction reads
from his works; free; for information, call 309-794-7306,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/x36806.xml, 7pm
Thu Apr 19.
QCAD Book Club, meets on the 4th Sunday of the
month; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm Sun
Apr 22.
Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My
Garden, a discussion of Diane Ackerman’s book with
the Environmental Book Club; free; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
http://www.riveraction.org, 7pm Tue Apr 24.
Public Readings by Local Poets, led by the
center’s 2012 poet-in-residence Andrew Ziegler; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm Wed Apr 25.
May & June
Pageturners Book Discussion Group, title to be
announced; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Tue May 1.
CASI Book Club, $2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 10am Fri May
4.
Teen Poetry Contest Readings, featuring readings
from the winners of the recent contest; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10am
Sat May 5.
Funny in Farsi, a discussion of Firoozeh Dumas’ book
in the Travel Reads series, with librarian Amanda Makula;
free; for information, e-mail kerirursch@augustana.edu or
call 309-794-7721, Carlsson Evald Hall - Augustana College,
3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu,
4pm Sun May 6.
Shorts & Sweets @ Eastern, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pm Mon May 7.
The Guardian, a discussion of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s
book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
3pm Mon May 7.
Secret Kept, a discussion of Tatiana De Rosnay’s
book with the Between the Lines Book Club; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm Wed May 9.
Death at the Fair, a discussion of Frances McNamara’s
book with the Mystery Book Discussion group, led by Toni
Baxter; free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 9:30am Sat May 12.
DAGOBAH, the Davenport Area Gathering of Books
and Humanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Mon May 14.
Shorts & Sweets @ Fairmount, discuss short stories,
journal articles, poetry, and more, and enjoy a delicious
dessert while discussing; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
Mon May 14.
West End Book Club Discussion, free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 7pm Tue May 15.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a discussion
of Rebecca Skloots’ book with the Contemporary Books
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-344-
5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 7pm
Wed May 16.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a discussion of Helen
Simonson’s book with the Contemporary Books Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 1pm Wed May 16.
Spoken Word, open readings for ages 17 & up; for
information, e-mail info@rozztox.com, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.RozzTox.com, 7pm Sun
May 20.
The House of the Seven Gables, a discussion of
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book with the Classics Club; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pm Mon May 21.
Wilderness and the American Mind, a discussion of
Roderick Frazier Nash’s book with the Environmental Book
Club; free; for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action,
822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.riveraction.org,
7pm Tue May 22.
QCAD Book Club, meets on the 4th Sunday of the
month; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm Sun
May 27.
SPT Theatre Writers’ Room: Sorry, the event features
music interspersed with humorous and reflective stories
performed by professional local actors Janelle Lauer, Jane
Pini, Doug Elliott and Gerard Estella, as well as material
from writers Jason Alberty, Akwi Nji, Dave Martino, Mary
Sullivan, and Adam Witte; $20-25; for information and
tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.legionarts.org, 8pm Fri
Jun 1 and Sat Jun 2.
CASI Book Club, $2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 10am Fri Jun 1.
Summer Reading Kick-off Carnival, free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 12pm Sat Jun 2.
Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens, and
Adults, at all Rock Island libraries; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, Mon Jun
4 thru Thu Jun 7.
Pageturners Book Discussion Group, title to be
announced; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jun 5.
Truth Be Told Book Club, discuss nonfiction books on
a wide variety of topics including biographies, histories,
science, art, crime, and more; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Jun 7.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Creative Writing Basics II, online writing workshop
facilitated by Quad Cities area poet and writer Jodie
Toohey, recent winner of the Bettendorf Public Library’s
Love Poetry Contest, and author of “Crush and other love
poems for girls”; $65-75; for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, Sat
Mar 3.
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Before & After: Before Novel Planning & Outlining,
Writing a Query Letter, and the Submission Process, led
by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin, with the local
authors also signing their books; $20-25; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 3:30pm Sat Mar 24.
Midwest Writing Center Pen-in-Hand Mini-
Conference, workshops focusing on aspects of fiction,
especially novel writing; instruction topics include
character development, plot development, dialogue,
novel planning, and the submission process; discounts
for early registration and members; for information and
to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, Sat Mar 24.
Journal- and Diary-Making, free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Apr 14.
Writing Your Family History, with facilitator Susan
Collins; designed for the person who desires to preserve
their family stories for posterity, but may need support
and inspiration to get started; the seminar will share
tips on how to begin and stay motivated, and to inspire
family history writers to preserve those rich, wonderful
stories before they are lost; $10; for information and
to register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pm Sat Apr 28.
CALLS FOR ENTRY
23rd Annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry
Competition, poems will be judged in three categories:
elementary (1st through 5th grade), intermediate
(6th through 12th grade), and adult; winners will be
recognized at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 19;
for information, call 309-341-5392 or e-mail bgaither@
sandburg.edu, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey
Rd, Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu, Thu Mar 1
thru Fri Mar 9.
39th Annual Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest,
prizes will be given in two categories: National (all U.S.
poets eligible) and Regional (only poets residing in the
northern Mississippi Valley Region that includes the states
of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin);
entry fees include $10 for up to three poems, $2 for
each additional poem; to submit to both national and
regional contests, entry fee is $15 for up to three poems
in each contest category, $2 for each additional poem;
for information, call 563-324-1410 or e-mail mwc@
midwestwritingcenter.org, Midwest Writing Center,
225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org/submissions, Thu Mar 1 thru
Sat Mar 31.
Teen Poetry Contest, students in grades 6-12 can
enter one original poem of us to 25 lines for a chance to
win a gift certificate and read their poems at the Poetry
Cafe on May 5; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, Thu Mar 1 thru Sat Apr 21.

PERFORMANCES
Currently Playing
Grease, the original high school musical; Fri & Sat
5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm Bootlegger pre-
show; 7:45pm show; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com,
thru Sat Mar 3.
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,
Moises Kaufman’s drama of the British wit’s final years; Fri
& Sat 7:30pm; $12-$25; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, thru Sat Mar 3.
Bring It On: The Musical, popular touring production
based on the hit cheerleading comedy; Thu-Sat 7:30pm,
Sat 2pm, Sun 1 & 6:30pm; $20 & up; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, thru Sun
Mar 4.
Bye Bye Birdie, musical classic presented by the Pearl
City Players; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; for information,
contact director David Lane at dlane@eicc.edu or 563-288-
6037, Little Theatre - Muscatine Community College, 152
Colorado Street, Muscatine, IA, thru Sun Mar 4.
Gigi, musical classic by Lerner & Loewe, presented by
Iowa City Community Theatre; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun
2pm; $12-20; for tickets and information, call 319-338-
0443, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, thru Sun
Mar 4.
The Music Man, Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway
musical, presented by Regina High School; Thu-Sat 7pm,
Sun 2pm; $7-15; for information, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, http://www.ovationtix.com, thru Sun Mar 4.
Opening in March
Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work, annual
monologue festival, with pieces themed around “hare-
brained schemes... and skeptics proved wrong”; Thu-Sat
7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $15-28; for tickets and information, call
319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, Fri Mar 2 thru
Sun Mar 11.
Sidewinders, an absurdist-western genderqueer
romp written by Iowa Playwrights Workshop student
Basil Kreimendahl and directed by Nathan Halvorson; Fri
& Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm; $5; for information, call 319-335-
2700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building,
200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~theatre/season/second.htm, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun
Mar 4.
Murder Rides Again, comedic, Western-themed,
dinner-and-a-show murder-mystery by James Dobb;
$45; for information and reservations, call 800-233-3441,
Ox Yoke Inn, 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, 6pm Sat Mar 3.
From the Pages of a Young Girl’s Life, Ballet Quad
Cities’ production of the one-act ballet based on the life of
Anne Frank; at 2 & 8pm; $10-20; for information, call 309-
786-3779, Holzworth Performing Arts Center, Davenport
North High School, 626 W. 53rd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.balletquadcities.com, Sat Mar 3.
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, relationship comedy
written by and starring Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff
Kahn; Wed-Fri 7:30pm, Fri 2pm, Sat 5 & 8pm, Sun 3pm;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, Wed Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 18.
Southern Crossroads, area debut of traveling-
performer bluegrass musical; Wed., Fri., Sat., & March
8 - 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm Bootlegger
pre-show; 7:45pm show; Sun. - 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm
buffet, 5:15pm Bootlegger pre-show; 5:45pm show;
Wed. - 11:30am doors, 11:45-12:45 plated lunch, 1pm
Bootlegger pre-show; 1:30pm show; $28.22-47.55; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, Wed Mar 7 thru Sat Apr 14.
High School Hero, a play-in-development in the
University of Iowa’s Workshop Series, written by Mark
Smolyar; free; for information, call 319-335-2700, Cosmo
Catalano Acting Studio, Room 172, Theatre Building, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~theatre/season/second.
htm, 8pm Thu Mar 8 and Fri Mar 9.
A Passion for Murder, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets
and information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri
Mar 9.
Blind Date, new comedy in which a Parisian
temptress goes on a blind date with several men plucked
from of the audience; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th &
Locust St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org,
2pm Fri Mar 9.
If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder, detective
comedy by Pat Cook, directed by Gary Clark; Fri & Sat
7:30pm, Sun 3pm; $10; for information and tickets, call
309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave.,
Moline, IL, http://www.playcrafters.com, Fri Mar 9 thru
Sun Mar 18.
The Wedding Singer, ‘80s-era musical-comedy based
on the hit Adam Sandler comedy; scheduled Thursdays
thru Sundays; $12-$25; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Fri Mar 9 thru Sat
Mar 31.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Spring Break Show,
presentations at 10am & 12:30pm; $5; for information, call
319-627-2487 or e-mail owlglass@avalon.net, New Strand
Theatre, 111 E. 3rd St., West Liberty, IA, http://www.
PuppetsPuppets.com, 10am Wed Mar 14.
Skellington’s Last Resort, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets
and information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri
Mar 16.
Honors Week, plays-in-development in the University
of Iowa’s Workshop Series, presented by Kjai Block,
Taylor Bradley, and Maria Vorhis; free; for information,
call 319-335-2700, Cosmo Catalano Acting Studio, Room
172, Theatre Building, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~theatre/season/second.htm, 8pm Mon Mar 19
thru Sat Mar 24.
Matthew’s Meadow, a performance by Western
Illinois University’s Regional Touring Theater Company;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Mar 20.
Reasons to Be Pretty, student-directed production of
Neil LaBute’s relationship comedy; Thu & Fri 7:30pm, Sun
3pm; for information, call 5634-333-6251, Studio Theatre
- Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin,
Thu Mar 22 thru Sat Mar 24.
Woody Guthrie’s American Song, stage production
featuring songs & writings by Guthrie, conceived &
adapted by Peter Glazer; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun
1:30pm, Sun 6pm; $10-22.50; for information and tickets,
call 319-622-3222, Iowa Theatre Artists Company, 4709
220th Trail, Amana, IA, http://www.iowatheatreartists.org,
7:30pm Thu Mar 22 thru Sun Mar 25.
Mr. Marmalade, New Ground Theatre’s presentation
of Noah Haidle’s black comedy, directed by Patti Flaherty;
Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $15-$18; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-7529, Village Theatre, 2113
E 11th St, Village of East Davenport, IA, http://www.
newgroundtheatre.org, Thu Mar 22 thru Sun Apr 1.
Damn Yankees, Tony-winning musical-comedy
classic, in a Broadway at the Adler Theatre presentation;
for tickets, call 800-645-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7:30pm
Fri Mar 23.
House of Wonders, afterlife comedy by Kate
Aspengren; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $10-$18; for
tickets and information, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
Community Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, Fri Mar 23
thru Sun Apr 1.
Murder Rides Again, comedic, Western-themed,
dinner-and-a-show murder-mystery by James Dobb;
$45; for information and reservations, call 800-233-3441,
Ox Yoke Inn, 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, 6pm Fri Mar 23 and Sat Mar 24.
Our Town, the City Circle Acting Company of
Coralville’s presentation of Thornton Wilder’s classic
drama of small-town life; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $12-
27; for tickets and information, e-mail info@citycircle.org
or call 319-541-2980, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, http://citycircle.org, Fri
Mar 23 thru Sun Apr 1.
Spring Awakening, on Fridays; Tony Award-winning
young-adult rock musical; $10-10.50; for information and
tickets, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living Arts, 2008
4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, Fri
Mar 23 thru Fri Apr 6.
The Sound of Music, full staging of the classic
Rodgers & Hammerstein musical; Sat 7:30pm, Sun
4pm; $8-12; for information, call 563-326-1691, First
Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.fpcdavenport.org/PAS.htm,
Sat Mar 24 and Sun Mar 25.
The Comedy of Errors, a screening of Shakespeare’s
classic comedy, filmed live at the National Theatre in
London; $15-18; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm Sat Mar 24.
Leading Ladies, cross-dressing farcical comedy by
Ken Ludwig; $5 at the door; for information, call 309-756-
5000, Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1, Room 306,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/2012/01/
leading-ladies, 7pm Thu Mar 29 thru Sat Mar 31.
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
Tony-winning musical comedy with audience volunteers,
directed by Ben Holmes; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $10-
15; for tickets and information, call 309-762-6610, Quad
City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.qcmusicguild.com, Thu Mar
29 thru Sun Apr 1.
Big Love, Charles L. Mee’s Greek-theatre satire, directed
by Paul Kalina; Thu-Sat & April 4 – 7:30pm, April 1 – 2pm;
$10-$17; for information and tickets, call 319-335-1160, The
University of Iowa’s David Thayer Theatre, 200 N. Riverside
Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
8pm Thu Mar 29 thru Sat Apr 14.
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly, one-act musical
based on the popular children’s books, directed by
Kimberly Furness; on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays
thru Saturdays; $8.50, $7.50 for groups of 12 or more; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, Thu Mar 29 thru Sat May 5.
Titus Andronicus, the Prenzie Players’ production of
Shakespeare’s violent drama, directed by Jake Walker;
Fri-Sat & April 5 – 7:30pm doors, 8pm performance; April
1 – 1:30pm doors, 2pm performance; for information
and tickets, e-mail tickets@prenzieplayers.com or call
309-278-8426, The Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.prenzieplayers.com, Fri Mar 30 thru Sat
Apr 7.
A Steady Rain, hit Broadway drama about two
Chicago cops facing the worst sides of themselves; Thu-Sat
7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $15-28; for tickets and information, call
319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, Fri Mar 30 thru
Sun Apr 15.
Moulin Rouge: The Ballet, a performance by the Royal
Winnipeg Ballet, in which Matthew and Nathalie tempt
fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret;
an in-theater conversation and Q&A with the dancers
follows the performance; $27.50 & up; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 31.
Opening in April
Brigadoon, Tony-winning musical about a mysterious
Scottish village that appears for only one day every
hundred years; for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, http://www.
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Fri Apr 6.
The Secret Garden, musical based on the literary
classic by Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman; Fri & Sat 7:30pm,
Sat 2:30pm; $8-12; for tickets and information, call 309-
342-2299 or e-mail tickets.theorpheum.org, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.
theorpheum.org, Fri Apr 6 and Sat Apr 7.
The Hare & the Tortoise, Saturdays at 1pm; family-
musical retelling of the classic tale; $8; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6194, Old Creamery Studio
Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, Sat Apr 7 thru Sat Apr 21.
She Stoops to Conquer, a screening of Oliver
Goldsmith’s classic comedy, filmed live at the National
Theatre in London; $15-18; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm Wed Apr 11.
Lemon Sky, family drama by lanford Wilson; Thu-Sat
7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm; for information, call 319-398-5899,
Ballantyne Auditorium, Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community
College, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.kirkwood.edu, Thu
Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 15.
Don’t Talk to the Actors, backstage comedy by Tom
Dudzick, directed by Steve Flanigin; Thu-Sat 7pm; $7 at
the door; for information, e-mail sflanigin@eicc.edu, Scott
Community College Student Life Center, Room #2400,
enter through Door #5, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
Thu Apr 12 thru Sat Apr 21.
The Nerd, farcical comedy by Larry Shue, directed by
John VanDeWoestyne; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; Thu-Sat
7:30pm, Sun 3pm; $8-10; for tickets and information, call
309-944-2244, Barn Theatre in Richmond Hill Park, 600 Hk
Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, Thu
Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 22.
The Gin Game, Tony-winning retirement-home
comedy; Thu-Sun 7:30pm; $17.50-27; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6194, Old Creamery Studio
Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, Thu Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 29.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare’s
enchanted comedy, directed by Daniel Rairdin-Hale; $7-
$11; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; for tickets and information,
call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Fri Apr 13 thru
Sun Apr 15.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Alan Ball’s
comedy of five Tennessee bridesmaids; scheduled
Thursdays thru Sundays; $12-$25; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Fri
Apr 13 thru Sat May 5.
Godspell, Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical based
on the Gospel According to St. Matthew; for information
and tickets, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living Arts,
2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.
com, 4pm Sat Apr 14.
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$preading It Around, comedy about well-to-do
widows in Florida; Wed., Fri., Sat., & April 19 - 5:45pm doors,
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm Bootlegger pre-show; 7:45pm show;
Sun. - 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm Bootlegger
pre-show; 5:45pm show; Wed. - 11:30am doors, 11:45-
12:45 plated lunch, 1pm Bootlegger pre-show; 1:30pm
show; $28.22-47.55; for tickets and information, call 309-
786-7733, extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Wed Apr
18 thru Wed Jun 6.
Baby with the Bathwater, Dreamwell Theatre’s
production of Christopher Durang’s surrealist comedy; Fri
& Sat 7:30pm; for information, e-mail info@dreamwell.com;
Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA;
http://www.dreamwell.com, Fri Apr 20 thru Sat Apr 28.
Self-Help for Dummies, psychoanalysis comedy by
Todd McGinnis and T. Gregory Argall; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun
2pm; $12-12; for tickets and information, call 319-462-
4793, Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA,
http://www.starlighters.org, Fri Apr 20 thru Sun Apr 29.
Parade, musical drama by composer Jason Robert
Brown and author Alfred Uhry; Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm;
$15; for tickets and information, call 309-235-1654, The
District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
districttheatre.com, Fri Apr 20 thru Sat May 5.
The Ugly Duckling & Mixed Repertoire, the balletic
fairy tale with the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities; for
information, call 309-786-3779, Muscatine Center for the
Performing Arts, Central Middle School Auditorium-901
Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.
com, 7:30pm Fri Apr 20.
Rent: School Edition, minimally-modified version of
Jonathan Larson’s musical smash; $10; 6:15pm doors, 7pm
show, no audiences admitted after 7pm; for information,
call 309-788-5433 or e-mail info@center4living.com,
The Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.center4living.com, 7pm Sat Apr 21.
Coyote Sings, presentations by the Eulenspiegel
Puppet Theatre at 2 & 4pm, featuring Southwest motifs
and designs and Mexican folk tunes; Sun 2pm, Mon 10am;
$5; for information, call 319-627-2487 or e-mail owlglass@
avalon.net, New Strand Theatre, 111 E. 3rd St., West Liberty,
IA, http://www.PuppetsPuppets.com, 2pm Sun Apr 22
and Mon Apr 23.
Shrek the Musical, Broadway musical based on the
animated smash; $37-$67; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 24
and Wed Apr 25.
Memphis, touring production of the Tony-winning
Best Musical of 2010; Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1
& 6:30pm; $20 & up; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, Tue Apr 24 thru Sun Apr
29.
Anton in Show Business, New Ground Theatre’s
presentation of Jane Martin’s theatre farce, directed by
Jamie Em Behncke; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-7529, Village Theatre,
2113 E 11th St, Village of East Davenport, IA, http://www.
newgroundtheatre.org, Thu Apr 26 thru Sun May 6.
The Pillowman, Tony-winning black comedy by
Martin McDonagh; scheduled Thursdays thru Saturdays;
$15; for tickets and information, call 309-235-1654, The
District Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
districttheatre.com, Thu Apr 26 thru Sat May 12.
Romeo & Juliet, performance with the University of
Iowa Opera department, based on Shakespeare’s classic
romantic tragedy and directed by Alan Hicks; Thu-Sat 8pm,
Sun 2pm; $5-20; for information and tickets, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.performingarts.uiowa.edu, Thu Apr 26
thru Sun Apr 29.
Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s Tony-winning farce-within-
a-farce; for information, call 563-332-5151, Pleasant Valley
High School - Auditorium, 604 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/highschool, 7pm Fri Apr 27
thru Sat Apr 28.
Mayberry, presentation by playwright Sean
Christopher Lewis and Working Group Theatre, exploring
the impact of Iowa City’s increasing African-American
population; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $12.50-$25; a
Hancher Auditorium presentation; $22-$40; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.
edu, Fri Apr 27 thru Sun Apr 29.
Bat Boy: The Musical, off-Broadway musical smash
about a half-bat, half-boy creature, directed by Jeff
Coussens and music-directed by John Pfautz; Fri & Sat
7:30pm, Sun 1:30pm; $12-14; for tickets and information,
call 309-794-7306, Augustana College, Potter Hall,
3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/theatre/department, Fri Apr 27 thru Sun
May 6.
Don’t Drink the Water, fish-out-of-water comedy
by Woody Allen; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $10-$18;
for tickets and information, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
Community Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, Fri Apr 27
thru Sun May 6.
Alice in Wonderland, Jason Alberty’s original
adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic; scheduled
Mary Phelan’s Three Trees @ Quad City Arts Center – through April 6
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What’s Happenin’
Exhibit
Locating Place: Perceptions of Space
in 20th Century Photography
Figge Art Museum
Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, April 29
I
f you’d be so kind, take a look at the
accompanying, untitled photograph of a spiral
staircase by visual artist Clarence John Laughlin.
Start at the top right of the photo, and slowly follow
the staircase’s beams to the center. Then, again
slowly, follow the beams from the center to the
photo’s top right. Then do it again. Slo-o-owly. From
top right to center. And then from center to top
right. Top right to center. Center to top right ... .
You’re getting sleepy. Ve-e-ery sleepy.
You’re feeling the need to view the Figge Art
Museum’s new exhibition, Locating Place: Perceptions
of Space in the 20th Century. You’re feeling the urge
to visit the exhibit on its opening day, March 10, and
several times more before its closing on April 29.
You’re wanting to marvel at the nearly five-dozen
photographs pulled from collections at the Figge
and the University of Iowa Museum of Art. You’re
wanting to study how the photos touch upon topics
ranging from interior states of mind to the impact
of humanity on the natural environment. You’re
wanting to gain insight into our culture, our society,
and our identity through the exhibit’s mist-shrouded
gardens and empty city streets and evocative
landscapes. You’re wanting to soak in the talents of
such gifted photographers as Karl Blossfeldt, Josef
Sudek, Kenneth Josephson, Toshio Shibata, and
Imogen Cunningham.
And after enjoying the Locating Place exhibit,
you’re feeling compelled to send the Reader a
heartfelt thank-you card for helping guide you to
this special, limited-time event. You can wake up
now.
So, folks, got any plans this spring?
For more information on Locating Place:
Perceptions of Space in the 20th Century, call
(563)326-7804 or visit FiggeArtMuseum.com.
Theatre
Southern Crossroads
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Wednesday, March 7, through Saturday, April 14
Y
ou know how, in general, follow-ups are
rarely as good as the originals? I bring
this up because, from March 7 through April
14, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse presents
Southern Crossroads, a musical whose prequel
I actually saw – and adored – while vacationing
in Virginia last year. So while I haven’t yet seen
Southern Crossroads itself,
I’m here to tell you that if
original stage productions
are nearly always better
than the works they inspire,
we’re likely gonna be in for a
helluva good time.
Written in 2009 by Warner Crocker and
Steve Przybylski of Middletown, Virginia’s
Wayside Theatre, Southern Crossroads is set in
1932 and finds a family of touring musicians
stranded after the Depression-era foreclosure
of their latest venue. Yet what results, at least
if my Virginia experience can be trusted,
is a funny, touching, joyously high-spirited
jamboree of country, bluegrass, and gospel hits
of the period, all played live by the musical’s
actors. (With a song list featuring such timeless
standards as “Keep on the Sunny Side,” “I’ll Fly
Away,” “Mountain Dew,” “Little Brown Jug,” and
“Midnight Special,” those are some serious hits.)
In the Southern Crossroads prequel I saw last
spring, several gifted Circa ’21 veterans – Eddie
Staver III, Bob Payne, Vaughn Irving, Chris
Blisset – just happened to be in the cast. Circa’s
new offering, meanwhile, also finds a number
of exceptionally talented venue veterans on
hand, with roles for such area favorites as
Brad Hauskins, Kimberly Furness, Tristan
Tapscott, Steve Lasiter, Cari Downing, Andrew
Crowe, and Tom and Rachelle Walljasper. And
rounding out the production’s ensemble are
two musicians/actors making their Rock Island
debuts: Chad Willow and Matthew Baldoni,
the latter of whom I caught in an outstanding
production of the historical drama Tecumseh!
while vacationing in Ohio last summer.
Yes. I took two out-of-state vacations in 2011.
But as I saw shows during those vacations that
I’m now referencing for work, I guess they were
technically business vacations. Wonder if I can
write them off on my taxes ... ?
For more information on, and tickets to,
Southern Crossroads, call (309)786-7733
extension 2 or visit Circa21.com.
Exhibit
Dinosaurs Unearthed
Putnam Museum
Saturday, March 3, through Sunday, July 8
O
pening at the Putnam Museum on March 3, and running through
July 8, is the traveling exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed, which will
allow museum visitors to experience the world of these amazing creatures
through landscaped scenes, a dig pit, 22 fossils, two skeletons, and 14
animatronics that will replicate dinosaurs’ size, movements, and sounds.
The eight-year-old version of me just wet his pants with excitement.
Actually, dino-phile or not, it’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t be
fascinated by this state-of-the-art exhibit, designed to both educate and
entertain audiences with the mysterious allure of dinosaurs and the science
behind their existence. Species from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
will be explored in this comprehensive showcase of dinosaur knowledge
and discovery, and the exhibition and its hands-on activities will be
augmented by daily screenings of Flying Monsters 3D, a 45-minute edu-
tainment on the enigmatic pterosaur narrated by famed naturalist David
Attenborough.
In anticipation of the Putnam’s prehistoric events, who’s up for a little
dino-quiz? (My inner child’s answer: “Me me me!!!”) Try matching the
following dinosaurs with their average length.
For more information on the Dinosuars Unearthed exhibit and
showtimes for Flying Monsters 3D, call (563)324-1933 or visit Putnam.org.
1) Apatosaurus
2) Brachiosaurus
3) Diplodocus
4) Gigantosaurus
5) Stegosaurus
6) Triceratops
7) Tyrannosaurus rex
8) Velociraptor
A) 7 feet
B) 27 feet
C) 30 feet
D) 39 feet
E) 43 feet
F) 70 feet
G) 75 feet
H) 170 feet
A n s w e r s : 1 – F , 2 – G , 3 – H , 4 – E , 5 – C , 6 – B , 7 – D , 8 – 1 . E i g h t -
y e a r - o l d m e w o u l d ’ v e h a d t h a t i n f o r m a t i o n a t h i s f i n g e r t i p s . F o r t y -
t h r e e - y e a r - o l d m e h a d t o l o o k i t u p . D a m n e d l o s s o f b r a i n c e l l s . . . .
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by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
What Else
Is Happenin’
MUSIC
Friday, March 2 – Tower of Power. Acclaimed
funk and jazz artists in concert, in a Hancher
Auditorium presentation. Riverside Casino Event
Center (3184 Highway 22, Riverside). 7:30 p.m.
$19-42. For tickets and information, call (319)335-
1160 or visit http://www.Hancher.UIowa.edu.
Saturday, March 3 – Magic Slim & the
Teardrops. Noted blues musicians in concert,
with an opener by Hal Reed. The Redstone Room
(129 Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $15. For
tickets and information, call (563)326-1333 or visit
RiverMusicExperience.org. For a 2005 interview
with Slim, visit RCReader.com/y/magicslim.
Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March
4 – Quad City Symphony Orchestra: War
Requiem. The fifth Masterworks concerts of the
season, with performances by soprano Caroline
Thomas, tenor John Dehaan, baritone Phillip
Zawasca, the University of Minnesota Chorale,
the Minnesota Boychoir, the Augustana College
Choir, Quad City Choral Arts, and the Chamber
Orchestra from Hochschule for Musik in Detmold,
Germany. Saturday – Adler Theatre (136 East
Third Street, Davenport), 7:30 p.m. Sunday
– Augustana College’s Centennial Hall (3703
Seventh Avenue, Rock Island), 2 p.m. $11-53. For
tickets and information, call (563)322-7276 or visit
QCSymphony.com.
Tuesday, March 6 – Los Angeles Guitar
Quartet. Concert with one of America’s
premier instrumental ensembles, in a Hancher
Auditorium presentation. Coralville Center for
the Performing Arts (1301 Fifth Street, Coralville).
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Music
VOCES8
Galvin Fine Arts Center
Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
F
or the final performers in its 2011-
12 Visiting Artists Series, Quad
City Arts has booked an area residency
with the renowned a cappella singers
of VOCES8,
and a glance
at the group’s
three most
recent CDs
shows its
tracks to
include “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley
Square,” “Kyrie from the Mass for
Four Voices,” “Shenandoah,” “Me &
My Shadow,” “Wir glauben an ainen
Gott,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” Because
apparently, it would’ve killed Quad City
Arts to find performers with range.
Ah, but I do enjoy kidding Quad
City Arts; it is, after all, tough to
imagine the organization finding
performers with more range. Based
in London, and founded in 2003 by
ex-choristers of Westminster Abbey,
the exquisite vocalists of VOCES8 have
thrilled audiences worldwide with a
diverse and extensive repertoire ranging
from early English and European
Renaissance works to modern pop
standards. Portions of that repertoire,
meanwhile, will be experienced when
the ensemble performs at St. Ambrose
University’s Galvin Fine Arts Center
on March 3, in a presentation revealing
why BBC Radio praised the group’s
“audacious arrangements” and stated,
“Fans of a cappella ought to hear this.”
VOCES8 had its first taste of
international recognition at 2005’s 44th
International Choral Grand Prix in
Gorizia, Italy, where the octet won first
prize for Best Jazz Performance and the
audience vote for Best Performance.
The following autumn, at the 38th
International Choral Contest in Tolosa,
Spain, the ensemble received first
prize in both the sacred and secular
categories. And since then, VOCES8
has rarely stopped touring, bringing its
signature blend of rich harmonics to
stops throughout Germany, Belgium,
France, Austria, Spain, Italy, Israel, and,
this year, the United States.
It probably goes without saying that
music critics have been as effusive in
their praise as the vocalists’ fans have
been. But in case it doesn’t ... . Classical
Music Daily raved about VOCES8’s
“rich sounds of beautifully blended
voices intertwining in pristine velvety
textures.” And in addition to giving the
group’s holiday CD Evensong four out of
four stars, The London Paper called the
album “traditional holiday fare without
an ounce of cheese.” Even though I’m
that guy who really only attends holiday
parties for the hors d’oeuvres, I presume
that was meant as a compliment.
For tickets to VOCES8’s March 3
performance, call (563)333-6251, and for
more information on the group’s local
residency, visit QuadCityArts.com.
Theatre
Southern Crossroads
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
Wednesday, March 7, through Saturday, April 14
Y
ou know how, in general, follow-ups are
rarely as good as the originals? I bring
this up because, from March 7 through April
14, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse presents
Southern Crossroads, a musical whose prequel
I actually saw – and adored – while vacationing
in Virginia last year. So while I haven’t yet seen
Southern Crossroads itself,
I’m here to tell you that if
original stage productions
are nearly always better
than the works they inspire,
we’re likely gonna be in for a
helluva good time.
Written in 2009 by Warner Crocker and
Steve Przybylski of Middletown, Virginia’s
Wayside Theatre, Southern Crossroads is set in
1932 and finds a family of touring musicians
stranded after the Depression-era foreclosure
of their latest venue. Yet what results, at least
if my Virginia experience can be trusted,
is a funny, touching, joyously high-spirited
jamboree of country, bluegrass, and gospel hits
of the period, all played live by the musical’s
actors. (With a song list featuring such timeless
standards as “Keep on the Sunny Side,” “I’ll Fly
Away,” “Mountain Dew,” “Little Brown Jug,” and
“Midnight Special,” those are some serious hits.)
In the Southern Crossroads prequel I saw last
spring, several gifted Circa ’21 veterans – Eddie
Staver III, Bob Payne, Vaughn Irving, Chris
Blisset – just happened to be in the cast. Circa’s
new offering, meanwhile, also finds a number
of exceptionally talented venue veterans on
hand, with roles for such area favorites as
Brad Hauskins, Kimberly Furness, Tristan
Tapscott, Steve Lasiter, Cari Downing, Andrew
Crowe, and Tom and Rachelle Walljasper. And
rounding out the production’s ensemble are
two musicians/actors making their Rock Island
debuts: Chad Willow and Matthew Baldoni,
the latter of whom I caught in an outstanding
production of the historical drama Tecumseh!
while vacationing in Ohio last summer.
Yes. I took two out-of-state vacations in 2011.
But as I saw shows during those vacations that
I’m now referencing for work, I guess they were
technically business vacations. Wonder if I can
write them off on my taxes ... ?
For more information on, and tickets to,
Southern Crossroads, call (309)786-7733
extension 2 or visit Circa21.com.
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Thursdays thru Sundays; $12-$25; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Fri
Apr 27 thru Sat May 19.
Robin Hood, Junior Theatre’s production of the
adventure classic, adapted by Tim Kelly; Sat 1 & 4pm, Sun
2pm; $5 at the door for ages 3 & up; for information, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, Sat Apr 28 thru Sun May 6.
2012 Iowa New Play Festival, for information, call
319-335-2700, Cosmo Catalano Acting Studio, Room
172, Theatre Building, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~theatre/season/second.htm, Sun Apr 29 thru Sat
May 5.
Opening in May & June
On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson’s Tony-winning
comedy drama; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun, Wed, & Thu 3pm;
$17.50-27; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6194, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
http://www.oldcreamery.com, Thu May 3 thru Sun
May 27.
Beauty & the Beast, Disney’s Tony-winning
adaptation of the classic animated fairytale, presented
by the Performing Arts Academy of Galesburg; Fri & Sat
7pm, Sun 2pm; $9-15; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299 or e-mail tickets.theorpheum.org, The
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, http://
www.theorpheum.org, Fri May 4 thru Sun May 6.
The Sword in the Stone, productions at 9:45am,
11:15am, and 1pm; children’s-theatre adaptation
of the Arthurian legend; $5; for tickets and
information, call 815-244-2035 or e-mail boxoffice@
timberlakeplayhouse.org, Timber Lake Playhouse,
8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL, http://www.
timberlakeplayhouse.org, Tue May 8 thru Fri May 11.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company, a fully
improvised play in Elizabethan style, based on an
audience suggestion; scheduled Wednesdays thru
Sundays; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St.,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, Wed May 9
thru Wed May 30.
Titanic: Aftermath, historical drama by Michael
Wehrli, based on transcripts of the Senate hearings,
directed by Paul Workman; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm;
$10; for information and tickets, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.playcrafters.com, Fri May 11 thru Sun
May 20.
Under Construction, theatrical collage inspired by
the Norman Rockwell covers on the Saturday Evening
Post in the 1950s and the installation artwork of Jason
Rhoades in the early 21st century; for tickets and
information, call 309-341-7472, Knox College Studio
Theatre, 2 East South St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.
knox.edu, 7:30pm Wed May 16 thru Sat May 19.
Spartan Sleuths: Just When You Least Expect
It, audience-participation murder-mystery... within a
murder mystery; for information, call 563-332-5151,
Pleasant Valley High School - Auditorium, 604 Belmont
Rd, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/
highschool, 7pm Sat May 19.
Rent: School Edition, minimally-modified version
of Jonathan Larson’s musical smash; $10; 6:15pm
doors, 7pm show, no audiences admitted after 7pm;
for information, call 309-788-5433 or e-mail info@
center4living.com, The Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, 7pm
Sat May 19.
The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Quad Cities’ production
of the classic work featuring music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky;
at 1 & 7pm; $10-32; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
balletquadcities.com, Sat May 19.
How to Survive Your Adult Relationship with Your
Family, one-woman show written by and starring New
York City-based humorist Polly Frost; $20-22; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 8pm Sat May 19.
Zorro, swashbuckling adventure for the whole
family; a touring production in the Wellmark Blue Cross
& Blue Shield Family Series; at 10:30am & 2:30pm; $10;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater
Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, Sat May 19.
Clinton Showboat First Follies, season-opening
cabaret with the summer-stock performers; $16-23;
for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
http://summer-stock.org, 7:30pm Tue May 29.
Busybody, farcical mystery by Jack Popplewell;
Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun, Wed, & Thu 3pm; $17.50-27;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6194, Old
Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, Thu May 31 thru thu Jun 7.
Little Shop of Horrors, hit musical comedy about
a boy and his man-eating plant; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun
& Wed 3pm; $16-23; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, http://summer-stock.org, Thu
May 31 thru Thu Jun 7.
Greater Tuna, two actors play all the residents
of a small town, in a comedy directed by James
Fairchild; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm; $8-10; for tickets
and information, call 309-944-2244, Barn Theatre in
Richmond Hill Park, 600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL,
http://www.rhplayers.com, Thu May 31 thru Thu Jun 7.
Bent, Dreamwell Theatre’s production of Martin
Sherman’s Nazi prison-camp drama; venue TBD; for
information, e-mail info@dreamwell.com, Downtown
Iowa City, Iowa City, IA, http://www.dreamwell.com,
7:30pm Fri Jun 1 thru Sat Jun 2.
Guys & Dolls, Frank Loesser’s classic musical
comedy; for tickets, call 814-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL, http://
www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, 7:30pm Thu Jun 7.
CLASSES & AUDITIONS
Titanic: Aftermath, auditions for historical drama
running May 11 - 20, directed by Paul Workman; be
prepared to read from the script; for information, call
309-762-0330, Peace Pipe Players, 400 N. Eliza St.,
Maquoketa, IA, http://www.playcrafters.com, 7pm Sun
Mar 11 thru Tue Mar 13.
Adult Acting, Tuesdays thru June 5; the class will
cover acting basics, stage technique, and different ways
to approach the acting process, and culminates in a
showcase performance onstage; $90; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportjuniortheatre.com, 7:15pm Tue Apr 3.
Genesius Guild Auditions, auditions for summer
productions of Shawn’s “Don Juan in Hell”(June 16 &
17), Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”(June 23 - July
1), Aeschylus’“Agamemnon”(July 7 & 8), “Choephores”&
“Eumenides”(July 14 & 15), and “The Oresteia”(July 21
& 22), and Aristophanes’“The Frogs”(July 28 - August 5);
be prepared to read from scripts; Sat & Sun 1pm, Tue &
Thu 7pm; for information, e-mail guild@genesius.org,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.genesius.org, Sat May 12 thru Sun May 20.
Moving, auditions for comedy running July 13 - 22,
directed by Bryan Lopez; be prepared to read from the
script; for information, call 309-762-0330, Peace Pipe
Players, 400 N. Eliza St., Maquoketa, IA, http://www.
playcrafters.com, 7pm Sun May 13 thru Tue May 15.

PERFORMANCES
March
Dancers in Company Home Concert, featuring
performances by UI Dance graduate and undergraduate
touring artists; $5-12; for tickets and information, call
319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre, University of Iowa,
E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson Sts., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, 8pm Thu Mar 1
thru Sat Mar 3.
Legends of Russian Ballet, presented by the
Grigorovich Ballet; $45-110; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriacivicceenter.com, 8pm Fri Mar 2 thru
Sat Mar 3.
From the Pages of a Young Girl’s Life, Ballet Quad
Cities’ production of the one-act ballet based on the
life of Anne Frank; at 2 & 8pm; $10-20; for information,
call 309-786-3779, Holzworth Performing Arts Center,
Davenport North High School, 626 W. 53rd St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.balletquadcities.com, Sat Mar 3.
Riverdance: Farewell Performance, a thunderous
celebration of Irish music and dance in the group’s
farewell tour; $36.50-61.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Mar 6.
Lucky Plush Productions’“Punk Yankees”, an
intimate and innovative night of contemporary dance-
theatre; a Hancher Auditorium presentation; $12.50-$25;
for information, call 319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre,
University of Iowa, E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson
Sts., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm
Thu Mar 8.
Legends of Russian Ballet, U.S. tour led by world-
renowned director-choreographer Yuri Grigorovich,
showcasing selections from masterpieces including
“Swan Lake,”“Don Quixote,”“Le Spectre de la Rose,”
and “Chopiniana”; Thu-Sat 8pm, Sat 3pm; $32-152; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, Thu Mar 8
thru Sat Mar 10.
Riverdance, internationally renowned dance company
in its farewell tour; $39-59; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://
www.peoriacivicceenter.com, 7pm Sun Mar 11.
Galumpha, acrobatics, choreography, and comedy
with the trio of touring performers; $8; for tickets
and information, call 309-794-7306; Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7
th
Ave. Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Mar 17.
Tutu Fabulous Take Two, fundraiser for Ballet Quad
Cities’ health and wellness programs that benefit Quad
City children; the evening includes a variety of wines
and hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show, and an intimate
performance with the company’s professional dancers;
$45; for information and tickets, call 309-786-3779, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
balletquadcities.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 23.
UI Dance Thesis I Candidate Performance, featuring
performances by University of Iowa dancers; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre,
University of Iowa, E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson
Sts., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
8pm Thu Mar 29 thru Sat Mar 31.
Moulin Rouge: The Ballet, a performance by the
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, in which Matthew and Nathalie
tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous
cabaret; an in-theater conversation and Q&A with the
dancers follows the performance; $27.50 & up; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221
Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org,
7:30pm Sat Mar 31.
April & May
UI Dance Thesis II Candidate Performance, featuring
performances by University of Iowa dancers; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre,
University of Iowa, E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson
Sts., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
8pm Thu Apr 12 thru Sat Apr 14.
Parsons Dance, the dance company’s style is a
fusion of the gesture and movement that make up
the modern dance vocabulary, and the discipline and
precise execution of a classical company; an in-theater
conversation and Q&A with the dancers follows the
performance; $27.50 & up; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm Thu Apr
19.
The Ugly Duckling & Mixed Repertoire, the balletic
fairy tale with the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities; for
information, call 309-786-3779, Muscatine Center for the
Performing Arts, Central Middle School Auditorium-901
Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.
com, 7:30pm Fri Apr 20.
UI Dance Undergraduate Concert, featuring
performances by University of Iowa dancers; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre,
University of Iowa, E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson
Sts., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets,
8pm Thu May 3 thru Sat May 5.
UI Dance Dance Forum/UI Youth Ballet Spring
Concert, featuring performances by University of Iowa
dancers; Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, Space/Place Theatre, University of Iowa,
E114 Halsey Hall, Madison & Jefferson Sts., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets, Sat May 12, and
Sun May 13.
The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet Quad Cities’ production
of the classic work featuring music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky;
at 1 & 7pm; $10-32; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
balletquadcities.com, Sat May 19.
CLASSES & EVENTS
Flight School Dance Party, on Tuesdays &
Wednesdays; $2 cocktails, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowacityyachtclub.org, 8pm
Tue Mar 6 thru Wed Jun 6.
Free Dance Lessons, with instructor Dana Elgation
and social dancing from 8-11pm; hosted by the Quad
Cities chapter of USA Dance; Waltz music with DJ Rick
Thames; $5 members, $10 non-members; singles and
couples of all ages welcome; for information, call 563-391-
1532, Knights of Columbus Hall - Davenport, 1111 W. 35th
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.usadanceqc.org, 7pm Sat
Mar 10.
Social Dancing, with instructor Dana Elgation and
social dancing from 8-11pm; hosted by the Quad Cities
chapter of USA Dance; Waltz music with DJ Rick Thames;
$5 members, $10 non-members; singles and couples of all
ages welcome; for information, call 563-391-1532, Knights
of Columbus Hall - Davenport, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.usadanceqc.org, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Social Dance @ QC SoDa, 6:30pm class with Gunter,
7pm dance with DJ Amy; $10, or $4 for students; for
information, call 309-798-0279 or e-mail qcsoda@gmail.
com, QC SoDa Dance Studio, 1502 6th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.qcsoda.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 17.
Rumba Lessons, instruction with Jackie Hall from 7-
8pm, and music by DJ Rick Thames; $5 members, $10 non-
members; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.usadanceqc.org, 7pm Sat Mar 31.
Jazz Dance Class, Wednesdays thru June 6, for ages
16+; class utilizes techniques and movements from ballet
and modern dance; $75; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportjuniortheatre.
com, 6:15pm Wed Apr 4.
50th Iowa State Square and Round Dance
Convention, noon registration, 1-4 commemorative
dance, 5pm shops & vendors open, 6:30pm Grand March,
7-10:30pm halls open, 10:30pm after-party, Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway,
Bettendorf, IA, http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.
com/index.aspx, 12pm Fri Apr 13.
Free Dance Lessons, with instructor Greg Marquis,
and social dancing from 8-11pm; hosted by the Quad
Cities chapter of USA Dance; Samba music with DJ Rick
Thames; $5 members, $10 non-members; singles and
couples of all ages welcome; for information, call 563-
391-1532, Knights of Columbus Hall - Davenport, 1111 W.
35th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.usadanceqc.org, 7pm
Sat Apr 14.
Social Dancing, with instructor Greg Marquis, and
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social dancing from 8-11pm; hosted by the Quad Cities
chapter of USA Dance; Samba music with DJ Rick Thames;
$5 members, $10 non-members; singles and couples of all
ages welcome; for information, call 563-391-1532, Knights
of Columbus Hall - Davenport, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.usadanceqc.org, 8pm Sat Apr 14.
50th Iowa State Square and Round Dance
Convention, 9am registration, 10am-noon workshops,
6:30pm Grand March, 7-10:30pm halls open, 10:30pm
after-party, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center,
1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, http://bettendorf.
isleofcapricasinos.com/index.aspx, 9am Sat Apr 14.
Social Dance @ QC SoDa, 6:30pm class with Gunter,
7pm dance with DJ Amy; $10, or $4 for students; for
information, call 309-798-0279 or e-mail qcsoda@gmail.
com, QC SoDa Dance Studio, 1502 6th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.qcsoda.com, 6:30pm Sat Apr 21.
Social Dance @ QC SoDa, 6:30pm class with Gunter,
7pm dance with DJ Amy; $10, or $4 for students; for
information, call 309-798-0279 or e-mail qcsoda@gmail.
com, QC SoDa Dance Studio, 1502 6th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.qcsoda.com, 6:30pm Sat Apr 21.
Ongoing
Seeking Nominations and Applications for 2012
Quad Cities Small Business Awards, thru Mar. 9; awards
recognize local companies exemplifying professional skill
and area leaders who are peer-rated as champions in their
respective fields; for information,contact Jessica Webb
at 309-757-5435 or Rene Hipple at 563-823-2662, http://
www.quadcitieschamber.com/smallbusinessawards.html,
Thu Mar 1 thru Fri Mar 9.
Seeking Nominations for 2012 “Young Women
of Achievement”Awards, thru Mar. 16, sponsored by
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and the
Women’s Connection; awards recognize young women
between the ages of 17-23 in the Quad-Cities who
have exhibited academic excellence, leadership, and
outstanding community service; you need not be a Girl
Scout to be considered for nomination; awards presented
at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center on June
7; for information and to submit a nomination, call 309-
631-0167 or e-mail RuthA@GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl Scouts
of America, 2011 Second Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
womens-connection.org, Thu Mar 1 thru Fri Mar 16.
Prayers for World Peace, on Sundays; share a short
series of Buddhist prayers extracted from texts by
Shantideva and Geshe Langri Tangpa by Venerable Geshe
Kelsang Gyatso; free; for information, call 563-322-1600,
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.meditateiniowa.org, 10am Sun
Mar 4 thru Sun Jun 3.
Bags League Night, on Mondays; The Pub, 4320 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA, Mon Mar 5 thru Mon Jun 4.
Tuesday Night Trivia, on Tuesdays; The Pub, 4320 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA, Tue Mar 6 thru Tue Jun 5.
Free Pool Night, on Wednesdays; for information, call
309-517-1040, McManus Pub, 1401 7th Ave, Moline, IL,
Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Jun 6.
March
UI Department of Physics and Astronomy
Demonstration Show, demonstrations will include
sensing magnetic fields, electron beams, making plasmas,
a small rocket engine, and more; a discussion of space
weather and a chance to touch real spacecraft and
meteorites will highlight the show; hosted by professors
Greg Howes, Craig Kletzing, Cornelia Lang, and Vincent
Rodgers, as well as assistant research scientist George
Hospodarsky and UI staff member Dale Stille; refreshments
served; free, Lecture Room 1, Van Allen Hall, UI campus,
Iowa City, IA, http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2012/
february/020712at-a-glance.html, 7pm Thu Mar 1.
Friends of the Rock Island Library Big Book Sale, for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 9am Thu Mar 1.
“Cocktail Party with the Arts”Fundraiser for
QC Pride, featuring hors doeuvres, a cash bar, a silent
auction, a raffle, a character artist, Rainbow Martini tasting,
and entertainment featuring a wide variety of artistic
performances; $20-25, Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcpride.org, 7pm Fri Mar 2.
Mississippi River Distilling Company First Friday
Event, featuring the release of Cody Road Bourbon; for
information, call 563-271-0608 or e-mail ryan@mrdistilling.
com, Mississippi River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody
Rd., LeClaire, IA, http://www.mrdistilling.com, 5:30pm Fri
Mar 2.
The Quad City Area Realtor Association’s Third
Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, benefit for Habitat
for Humanity Quad Cities; prizes for the top three; $30-35;
for information and to register, call 563-355-6655, Golden
Leaf Banquet & Convention Center, 2902 E. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.habitatqc.org, 6pm Fri Mar 2.
Occasional Coffee House and Art & Silent
Service Auction, live music, food and drinks served;
for information, e-mail lanasue60@msn.com, Unitarian
Universalist Church of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, 7pm Fri Mar 2 and Sat Mar 3.
Antique Spectacular, more than 70 exhibitors with
furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books, prints, primitives,
jewelry, silver, antique glassware, American Indian items,
china, postcards, coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising,
marbles, rugs, vintage textiles, and period pieces; Fri
5pm, Sat 10am, Sun 11am; $7, good for all three days,
QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, www.
antiquespectacular.com, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Mar 4.
Annual Spring Rummage & Bake Sale, fill a paper
bag for $3; rummage items include: men, women’s
& children clothing, shoes, coats, household items,
knick knacks, toys, and books etc; homemade baked
goods, popcorn and soups, sandwiches, and desserts
for lunch from 11am-1pm; proceeds will go to support
various mission projects; for information, call 563-324-
6431, Immanuel Lutheran Church - Davenport, 3834
Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA, 8:30am Sat Mar 3.
Bi-State Literacy Council Winter Fundraising Trivia
Night, with raffles, 50/50, silent auction, and heads or tails;
$10/person, tables of no more than eight; proceeds from
the event will be used to provide semi-annual grants to
area literacy providers, awards to literacy volunteers, and
professional development grants to literacy professionals;
cash prizes awarded to the top three tables; for
information and to reserve, e-mail judyh628@gmail.com,
The Rock, 302 First St., Coal Valley, IL, 7pm Sat Mar 3.
Book Swap, bring in a lightly used paperback and
swap it with a different one; books and refreshments
provided; free; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 9:30pm Sat Mar 3.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Annual Job Fair, applicants
are able to complete applications on site and have direct
access to meet with Human Resource staff concerning
their job search that day; department managers and
supervisors are on hand to interview applicants during
the Job Fair event; for information, call 815-777-5627,
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL,
http://www.eagleridge.com, 10am Sat Mar 3.
Ragbrai for Rookies, a free presentation by the
Quad Cities Bicycle Club for first-time riders and Ragbrai
veterans; with application preparation, training advice,
safety tips, bike maintenance demonstrations, and more;
free; for information, contact Ken Urban at 563-326-3427
or KDU1936@msn.com, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, 1:30pm Sat
Mar 3.
Wine at the Warehouse, a casual tasting of some of
the best wines available in the Quad Cities, along with
appetizers from such area venues as Bass Street, Biaggi’s,
Cafe Fresh, Steventon’s, and Woodfire Grill, in a fundraiser
for the annual St. Ambrose University Wine Festival; $45;
for information or to reserve, call 563-333-6290, Dimitri
Wine & Spirits, 1735 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/alumni, 4pm Sat Mar 3.
Divas & Diamonds, weekly prize giveaways on
Saturdays; for information, call 563-386-6900, 1 Hundred
West Bar & Dance Club, 100 76th St., Davenport, IA,
https://foursquare.com/v/1-hundred-west-bar--dance-
club/4c7dfcbdd598a0932a90c462, 8pm Sat Mar 3.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, featuring live
music by the Freddie Steenbock Duo from 8-11am; $6;
for information, call 563-322-4971, Davenport American
Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport, IA, 7am Sun Mar 4.
Scott County Women Landowners and Farm
Operators Open House, NRCS staff members will be
available to visit with individuals or small groups of
women about their land and the assistance available
to them; discussion topics may include soil, water, air,
plants, animals, and related human influences on natural
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Prom
Exchange: “A
Dream Is a Wish
Your Heart
Makes”, new
& gently used
formals, dresses,
and accessories
for under $25,
hair & makeup
professionals
on hand to offer
consultations, door
prizes, and more;
for information,
call 563-323-5007,
Winnie’s Wishes
Resale Shop &
More, 902 E. River
Dr., Davenport, IA,
1pm Sat Mar 24.
Scholastic Book Fair, for information, call 309-523-
3440 or e-mail rivervalley5@mchsi.com, River Valley
Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron, IL, http://www.
rivervalleylibrary.org, 9am Mon Mar 26 thru Sat Mar 31.
St. Ambrose University Alumni Association Trivia
Night, 10 rounds of questions on various subjects
are played with 6-8 players per team; bring your own
snacks; drinks will be available for purchase; cash
prizes for top three winning teams; proceeds benefit
the Alumni Association Welch Scholarship and the St.
Ambrose University’s Children’s Campus; $10/person; for
information, contact Randi Rockwell at 563-333-6030 or
RockwellRandiD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/Alumni, 7pm Tue Mar 27.
Potluck Easter Dinner, eat, socialize, and enjoy a
movie; free; for information, call 309-523-3440 or e-mail
rivervalley5@mchsi.com, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main
St., Port Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, 12pm
Thu Mar 29.
Quad City Arts’ mARTch madness – Retro 50’s Sock
Hop, enjoy a retro dinner buffet, Rock ‘n’ Roll, cash bar,
neat-o art, games, and more; proceeds benefit Quad City
Arts; Visual Arts Program; $30-40, or $200 for a table of 8;
for tickets and information, call Jessi at 309-793-1213, ext.
103, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 30.
Central Illinois Auto Show, for information, call
309-673-3200, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com, Fri Mar 30
thru Sun Apr 1.
10th Annual Fundraiser Dinner for DeLaCerda
House of Rock Island, fundraiser for Hearts for Housing,
which provides intensive case management, advocacy
services, and housing for individuals and families living
with HIV/AIDS and other special needs; the evening will
include an interactive murder-mystery, dinner, silent
auction, and other events; cocktails and bidding begin
at 5pm; $45-50; for information and to reserve, e-mail
heartsforhousing@delacerdahouseinc.org or call 309-786-
7386, Holiday Inn - Rock Island, 1 Plaza Square, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.delacerdahouseinc.org, 5pm Sat Mar 31.
Alleman Heritage Ball, with dinner, live music by
Cosmic at 8:30pm, dancing, and a dream-home drawing
for $250; for information, call 309-786-8661, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, Sat Mar 31.
Family Museum Trivia Night, proceeds support
programs and exhibits at the museum; with a silent
auction, a grand raffle, a pizza buffet, cash prizes for the
top three teams, and more; tables of 8, $25/person ($25
off team registration if reserved by Feb. 1); 6pm doors,
7pm trivia; for information and to register, call 563-344-
4168, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 1777
Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.familymuseum.
org/shop.php?category_id=61, 7pm Sat Mar 31.
Jason Bishop – America’s Hottest Illusionist,
stunning and original state-of-the-art magic, exclusive
grand illusions, and close-up magic projected onto a large
movie screen; for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts,
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, http://www.
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 31.
University of Iowa Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Festival, the festival provides an opportunity to learn
about diversity through food, games, dance, literature,
storytelling, arts, and crafts; for information, e-mail
St. Patrick’s
Day Grand Parade
2012, begins at 23rd
St. and 4th Avenue,
Rock Island, Illinois,
proceeds through
downtown Rock
Island, and crosses
the Mississippi
River to downtown
Davenport; free;
for information,
call 309-788-6311,
The District of Rock
Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL,
http://www.ridistrict.
com, 11:30am Sat
Mar 17.
Night Sky
Viewing with the
Popular Astronomy Club, meet in the zoo parking lot at
dusk; club telescopes will be available or you may bring
your own; canceled only if raining; for information, call
Alan at 309-797-3120, Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley,
IL, http://www.pacastronomy.50megs.com, 6:30pm Sat
Mar 17.
Rhythm City Casino March Birthday Bash, if you
have a birthday in March you are invited to eat cake, drink
punch, open a present, and play to win $100 in free “Bonus
Play”, Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
http://davenport.isleofcapricasinos.com, 1pm Sun Mar 18.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities
Handicap-Accessible Service, with free doughnuts and
coffee beginning at 10:30am, and a pizza buffet at 12 noon
following the worship service; donations encouraged; for
information, contact Reverend Rich Hendricks at 563-324-
8281 or e-mail richdhendricks@msn.com, Clarion Hotel
Davenport, 227 LeClaire St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
mccqc.com, 10:30am Sun Mar 18.
Christian Care’s Trivia Night, the event will benefit
Christian Care’s Rescue Mission for homeless men and
Domestic Violence Shelter for abused women and
children; the top two teams will receive cash prizes; with
a raffle, 50/50 drawing, Mulligans available for purchase,
and other games and prizes; teams of 8, $10/person; for
information and to reserve, contact Mary Maland at 309-
792-4102 or cc.mary10@gmail.com, The Rock, 302 First St.,
Coal Valley, IL, 7pm Fri Mar 23.
Unity of Hearts Beauty & Style Showcase, a hair and
clothing showcase for men and women, presented by True
Gospel Enterprises; for information, call 563-283-7035,
RME (River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, Fri Mar 23.
Tutu Fabulous Take Two, fundraiser for Ballet Quad
Cities’ health and wellness programs that benefit Quad
City children; the evening includes a variety of wines
and hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show, and an intimate
performance with the company’s professional dancers;
$45; for information and tickets, call 309-786-3779, Hotel
Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
balletquadcities.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 23.
Women in Agriculture (Overall Women) Event,
for information, call 563-359-7577, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://dbs.extension.iastate.
edu/calendar, 10am Fri Mar 23.
22nd Deer and Turkey Classic, shooting-sports show
held in the Exhibit Hall and Meeting Rooms; for tickets, call
800-324-3337, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.deerinfo.com, Fri Mar 23 thru Sun
Mar 25.
8th Annual Cabin Fever Pub Crawl, gather your
four-person team and get ready to putt your way through
Downtown Moline; for information, call 309-524-2055,
Downtown Moline, Moline, IL, http://www.molinecentre.
org, 2pm Sat Mar 24.
LeClaire Trivia Night, proceeds benefit the LeClaire
Lions Club; 6:30pm doors, 7pm trivia; bring snacks, beer,
wine, or soda, or purchase water and snacks; door prizes;
$10/person; 8 people/table; $50/table minimum; for
information and to reserve, call 563-505-6703 or e-mail
chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd,
LeClaire, IA, 7pm Sat Mar 24.
Major League Eating Catfish Eating Championship,
free, Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
http://davenport.isleofcapricasinos.com/happenings-
promotions.aspx, 2pm Sat Mar 24.
resources;, USDA National Resources Conservation Service
Office, 8370 Hillandale Rd., Davenport, IA, http://www.
ia.nrcs.usda.gov, 1pm Thu Mar 8.
4-H Education Foundation Green Trivia Event, with
emcee Anthony Peoples; 10 trivia rounds of 10 questions;
Mulligans, 50/50, silent auction; $160 first place, $80
second place; $80/team of eight; bring your own snacks,
cash bar; for information and to RSVP, e-mail bbuckrop@
illinois.edu, Highland Park Bowl, 4202 Avenue of the Cities,
Moline, IL, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6:30pm
Fri Mar 9.
9th Annual Quad Cities Henry Farnam Dinner,
event celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Rock Island
Arsenal; 5pm cocktails, 6:30pm dinner, 7:30pm program;
$40/person, $375/table of 10; for information, call 563-322-
2969, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.riveraction.org, 5pm Fri Mar 9.
Duck Waddle, join the Dubuque Audubon Society for
its spring waterfowl count; dress warm, bring binoculars;
telescopes will be available; for information, call 563-
652-3783, Hurstville Interpretive Center, 18670 63th St.,
Maquoketa, IA, http://www.jacksonccb.com, 7am Sat
Mar 10.
Divas & Diamonds, weekly prize giveaways on
Saturdays; for information, call 563-386-6900, 1 Hundred
West Bar & Dance Club, 100 76th St., Davenport, IA,
https://foursquare.com/v/1-hundred-west-bar--dance-
club/4c7dfcbdd598a0932a90c462, 8pm Sat Mar 10.
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities Annual Dinner, for
information, call 563-359-9066, St. Pius X Catholic Church,
2502 29th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.habitatqc.org,
5:30pm Sat Mar 10.
Girl Scouts’ 100th-Anniversary Promise Circle, Join
hundreds of Girl Scouts in marking the organization’s
anniversary by renewing the Girl Scout promise and
singing favorite songs; free; for information, call 309-788-
0833, Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central Park,
Davenport, IA, http://GirlScoutsToday.org, 6pm Mon Mar
12.
EWGA Quad Cities Chapter Executive Womens
Golf Association Open House, learn about the leagues,
educational clinics, and social & golf events; with door-
prize drawings; for information, e-mail jaasjm53@gmail.
com, Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport, IA, 5:30pm
Tue Mar 13.
Quad Cities Chamber Trip to Turkey, the trip includes
9 days and 7 nights in a centrally located first class hotel
in Istanbul, Turkey, round trip airfare from Chicago O’Hare
International Airport, daily breakfast, one lunch and four
dinners, sightseeing with modern motor coaches for all
transfers and tours, and more; $2,499; for information
and to reserve, call 309-757-5416 or 563-322-1706, http://
events.quadcitieschamber.com, Tue Mar 13.
“Gathering of the Green”Conference, conference
dedicated to John Deere antique two-cylinder and New
Generation tractor and implement restorers, collectors,
and enthusiasts; includes historical and technical
workshops, vendors offering John Deere-related items,
evening speaker, trips and tours, an auction, and more,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.gatheringofthegreen.com, Wed Mar 14 thru
Sat Mar 17.
New Kingdom Trailriders Program, reserve b y
Mar. 16 for Mar. 22 event; information on the non-profit
organization which helps disabled individuals in a
therapeutic horseback riding program; 5:45pm doors,
6pm buffet, entertainment provided by Circa ‘21; $25; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 5pm Fri Mar 16.
CASI’s 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Race, featuring
the 9am Tot Trot, the 9:30am Family Run/Walk, and a 10am
5K Road Race; $6; for information, call 563-386-7477, RME
(River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 9am Sat Mar 17.
Ken McNabb’s Round-Up Tour, McNabb will feature
colt-starting demonstrations, work with problem horses
and share his secrets for advancing horsemanship through
body control; he will also host question and answer
sessions; auditors are welcome through the whole clinic;
$25; for tickets, call 307-645-3149, Black Hawk College East
Campus, 1501 State Highway 78, Kewanee, IL, http://www.
kenmcnabb.com, Sat Mar 17.
jarvis-purnell@uiowa.edu or lindsay-jarratt@uiowa.edu,
University of Iowa Field House, Iowa City, IA, http://
ccdfestival.uiowa.edu/be-a-volunteer, 11am Sat Mar 31.
April
Plants of the Bible Tour, a Palm Sunday tour Palm
Sunday in the Sun Garden, featuring some of the foliage
from among more than 100 references to gardens and
plants in the bible; free with $1-5 museum admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com,
1pm Sun Apr 1.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, featuring live
music by the Freddie Steenbock Duo from 8-11am; $6;
for information, call 563-322-4971, Davenport American
Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport, IA, 7am Sun Apr 1.
Bus Trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Antique
& Garden Fair, reserve by Apr. 5 for Apr. 20 trip; trek
to see the best in classical and contemporary garden
furnishings, botanical art, and home and garden design
from more than 100 exhibitors from the United States and
Europe; with lunch at Sweet Tomatoes in Glenview, and
dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Naperville; $95-115; for
information and to reserve, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail
vs@qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 4pm Thu
Apr 5.
Little Footsteps: A Journal of Music, Photography,
& Tales of the Road, Little Feat co-founder Bill Payne
performs a live performance on piano and keyboards,
while his photography is featured on the large screens
in the Redstone Room; the artist will offer commentary
on his music, his career with Little Feat and beyond, and
commentary on his photography; Dennis McNally will
offer stories from his days working as publicist with the
Grateful Dead, discussion of some of his written works, and
serve as moderator for the question and answer segment
at the evening’s conclusion; $22-25; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.
org, 8pm Thu Apr 5.
Good Friday Tenebrae, worship service of lessons and
sacred music depicting the Crucifixion, with music by the
Sanctuary Choir, Celebration Singers, Cecelian Carolers,,
First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.fpcdavenport.org/PAS.htm,
4pm Fri Apr 6.
Free Tax Assistance Day, appointments are helpful
for the Super Saturday, but are not required; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 10am Sat Apr 7.
Hometown Harvest, for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Apr 7.
Figge Art Museum Easter Brunch, seatings at
10:30am and 1 pm, with reservations are required; $19.99-
22.99; for information and to reserve, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.figgemuseum.com, 10:30am Sun Apr 8.
Iowa State Pool Players Association Championships,
thru Apr. 15; watch billiards pros from across compete in
this state tournament, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.ispa.in2pool.com, Wed Apr
11 thru Sun Apr 15.
2012 Athena Awards, the special program seeks to
honor and raise up local woman who are setting gold
standards in their community and business leadership
as well as assisting the region’s next generation of female
leaders; $30; for information and to register, call 563-823-
2676, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island, IL,
http://events.quadcitieschamber.com, 12pm Thu Apr 12.
Friends Spring Book Sale: Friends Members
Preview, for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 5pm Fri Apr 13.
Take Back the Night, a candle-lit walk to Ambrose Hall
will include readings of sexual assault/abuse survivors;
free; for information, contact Bernadette Muloski at
MuloskiBerrnadetteM@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 8pm Fri Apr 13.
International Festival, in the Building 3 gymnasium;
$3 adults, ages 12 & under free; for information call
309-796-5375, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/
Diane Naylor’s White Elephant @ Quad City Arts’ Art at
the Quad City International Airport – through April 29
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internationalfest, 3pm Sat Apr 14.
Rock & Rainbow, $5, Connections Nightclub, 822 W.
2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.qcpride.org, Sat Apr
14.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities
Handicap-Accessible Service, with free doughnuts and
coffee beginning at 10:30am, and a pizza buffet at 12 noon
following the worship service; donations encouraged; for
information, contact Reverend Rich Hendricks at 563-324-
8281 or e-mail richdhendricks@msn.com, Clarion Hotel
Davenport, 227 LeClaire St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
mccqc.com, 10:30am Sun Apr 15.
Friends Spring Book Sale, Sat 9am, Sun noon; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, Sat Apr 14 and Sun Apr 15.
Alternatives for the Older Adult’s Annual “Tea
for Two”, featuring a silent auction; for information, call
309-277-0167, Milan Community Center, US 67, 2 miles
south of Milan, IL, Milan, IL, http://www.4olderadults.org,
Sun Apr 15.
Fish & Fire Fundraiser, annual fundraiser with the
presentation of the 2012 Eddy Awards; for information, call
563-322-2969, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.riveraction.org, 5pm Fri
Apr 20.
River Action Earth Day Celebration, featuring the
announcement of this year’s Eddy Award winners; for
information, call 563-322-2969 or e-mail riveraction@
riveraction.org, Watch Tower Lodge, Black Hawk State
Historical Site, Rock Island, IL, http://www.riveraction.org,
7pm Fri Apr 20.
Community Shred Day, bring your sensitive
documents to have them safely destroyed at the library;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 9am Sat Apr 21.
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the zoo parking lot at dusk; club telescopes
will be available or you may bring your own; canceled
only if raining; for information, call Alan at 309-797-3120,
Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, http://www.
pacastronomy.50megs.com, 6:30pm Sat Apr 21.
Earth Day Cleanup, annual outdoor event hosted by
River Action; lunch served at noon; for information, call
563-322-2969, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th
Ave, Rock Island, IL, http://www.riveraction.org, 9am Sat
Apr 21.
Earth Day Hike, an event in National Park Week; for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 112, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://
www.nps.gov/efmo, Sat Apr 21.
Invest in Your Child’s Safety, help the police find your
children in case of an emergency with a child identity
kit; your child will be fingerprinted and have their photo
taken; Western & Southern Life Insurance Company will
be providing parents a, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 9am Sat Apr 21.
LeClaire Trivia Night, proceeds benefit the LeCLaire
Civic Club; 6:30pm doors, 7pm trivia; bring snacks, beer,
wine, or soda, or purchase water and snacks; door prizes;
$10/person; 8 people/table; $50/table minimum; for
information and to reserve, call 563-505-6703 or e-mail
chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd,
LeClaire, IA, 7pm Sat Apr 21.
Hometown Harvest, for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Apr 21.
Effigy Mounds Bird Walk, an event in National Park
Week; for information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 112, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry,
IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am Sat Apr 21.
Yom Hashoah, the annual Holocaust remembrance;
for information, call 309-793-1300, Tri-City Jewish Center,
2715 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.jfqc.org, 7pm
Mon Apr 23.
Community Shred Day, for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 3pm
Wed Apr 25.
Passport to Refugee Performing Arts, a night of
cultural celebration and amazing talent the local refugee
population has to share, including dinner, international/
local silent auction, and refugee performing arts program;
$25; for information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, or Lindsey Hornbaker
at 309-764-2279 or lhornbaker@wr.org, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 6pm Thu Apr 26.
“A Brighter Day, A Better Way”Spring Auction,
hosted by the Child Abuse Council; featuring heavy hors
d’oeuvres, wine pull, raffle, fund-a-cause and live and silent
auctions; for information, call 309-786-1466, ext. 106, Isle
of Capri Hotel & Casino, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
6:30pm Fri Apr 27.
Bottoms Up Quad City Burlesque: Mardi Gras at
the Speakeasy, a Mardi Gras celebration blending some
of the finest burlesque dancers with some of the funniest
comedians in the area; $15-18; for information and tickets,
call309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy,
1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com,
8pm Fri Apr 27 and Sat Apr 28.
Monster Jam, arena-style monster-truck rally; $17.50-
47.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm
Fri Apr 27 and Sat Apr 28.
Arbor Day Celebration, featuring an Arbor Day
celebration and tree-planting; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.
com, 10am Sat Apr 28.
Community Shred Day, protect your privacy by taking
personal papers to the library for collection by a certified
bulk shredder, Document Destruction and Recycling
Services; all paper shredded offsite in bulk at a monitored
facility for security and confidentiality; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
9pm Sat Apr 28.
Free Community Shred Day, Document Destruction
& Recycling Services will pick up and secure documents
for off-site bulk shredding; free; for information, call 309-
524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 9am Sat Apr 28.
Free Library Shred Collection Day, drop off
documents for secure bulk shredding with Document
Destruction & Recycling Services; a Money Smart Week
event; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 9am Sat Apr 28.
Golden Dragon Acrobats, touring production
presents award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance,
spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music,
and theatrical magic; for tickets and information, call 641-
472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
http://www.FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 28.
The Rock Island Arsenal Historic Homes Tour 2012,
tour the homes of the Military Officers that were built in
the 1800s; parking and shuttle busses available; funds
raised by the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club are
designated for Community Grants and Scholarships; for
ages 12 & older only; $25; for information, call 309-782-
1121, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, 11am Sat Apr 28.
May & June
Friends of the Rock Island Library Big Book Sale, for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 9am Thu May 3.
Downtown Rock Island Clean-up, annual
beautification project; for information, and to volunteer,
call 309-786-1334, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.ridistrict.com, 8am Sat May 5.
Effigy Mounds Bird Walk, an event in National Park
Week; for information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 112, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry,
IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am Sat May 5.
Hometown Harvest, for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 2pm
Sat May 5.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, featuring live
music by the Freddie Steenbock Duo from 8-11am; $6;
for information, call 563-322-4971, Davenport American
Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport, IA, 7am Sun May 6.
10th Annual Preschool Plant & Bake Sale, featuring
a wide variety of indoor & outdoor plants, baked goods,
and more; proceeds help support the preschool; for
information, call 563-324-6431, Immanuel Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 3834 Rockingham Rd, Davenport, IA,
9am Fri May 11 and Sat May 12.
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International Migratory Bird Day: Bird Walk, an
event in National Park Week; for information, call 563-873-
3491 ext. 112, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151
Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am
Sat May 12.
Broadway Tour of Homes, the tour will include three
furnished homes, a “renovation in progress”home, the
Word of Life Church/Buford Mansion, the new Karpeles
Museum (old Church of Christ Scientist), and the new Bent
River Brewery; shuttle transport available, http://www.
broadwaydistrict.org, 11am Sun May 13.
Mother’s Day Tour of Homes, tour homes at 725 19th
St., 727 19th St., and 1217 21st St., and a work-in-progress
project at 544 23rd St.; The Word of Life at 1855 Seventh
Ave. and the First Church of Christ, Scientist at 700 22nd St.
will be open; a free, self-guided walking tour of Broadway’s
19th Street is available; Bent River Brewery at 512 24th
St. will offer tours of its second location and a discussion
about the history of beer-making; $10; for information and
Morningside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.
edu, 2pm Sun May 20.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities
Handicap-Accessible Service, with free doughnuts and
coffee beginning at 10:30am, and a pizza buffet at 12 noon
following the worship service; donations encouraged; for
information, contact Reverend Rich Hendricks at 563-324-
8281 or e-mail richdhendricks@msn.com, Clarion Hotel
Davenport, 227 LeClaire St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
mccqc.com, 10:30am Sun May 20.
Quad Cities Criterium, annual bicycle race featuring
hundreds of riders from the U.S. and abroad; for
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island,
16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.quadcitiescriterium.
com, 8am Mon May 28.
Jeff Civillico & Tim Gabrielson, an evening with the
Las Vegas-based jugglers and magicians; $15; for tickets
and information, call 319-648-1234, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pm Fri Jun 1.
Games for Grown-ups, choose from Wii and other
computer games as well as board games and card games;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Jun 2.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, featuring live
music by the Freddie Steenbock Duo from 8-11am; $6;
for information, call 563-322-4971, Davenport American
Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport, IA, 7am Sun Jun 3.
Family Fun Night, with special guests, activities,
games, and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pm Wed Jun 6.

Ongoing
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays; interactive
comedy with the area’s longest-running improv troupe;
$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or
e-mail info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment
Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock island, IL, http://www.
EstablishmentTheatre.com, 7pm Fri Mar 2 thru Sat Jun 2.
Standup Comedy Showcase, on Mondays; also
an open-mic night for singers; sign up at iwannarock@
iowacityyachtclub.org, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowacityyachtclub.org, 9pm Mon
Mar 5 thru Mon Jun 4.
Wisenheimer, on Wednesdays; uncensored, long-form
improv with performers from Comedy Sportz; $5 at the
door; for information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment Theatre, 220
19th St., Rock island, IL, http://www.EstablishmentTheatre.
com, 8pm Wed Mar 7 thru Wed Jun 6.
The Blacklist: 100 Laughs, on scheduled Fridays &
Saturdays; local standup comedians perform at 9pm, and
the improv troupe takes the stage at 10pm; $10; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
circa21.com, 9pm Fri Mar 23 thru Fri Jun 1.
tickets, contact Lori Shafer at 309-786-1307 or waloshafer@
mchsi.com, Broadway Historical District, Rock Island, IL,
11am Sun May 13.
LeClaire Trivia Night, proceeds benefit the LeClaire
American Legion Post; 6:30pm doors, 7pm trivia; bring
snacks, beer, wine, or soda, or purchase water and snacks;
door prizes; $10/person; 8 people/table; $50/table
minimum; for information and to reserve, call 563-505-
6703 or e-mail chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S
Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, 7pm Sat May 19.
Menke Observatory Star Party, on-site 12- and
14-inch telescopes will be available for sky viewing; visitors
are welcome to bring smaller telescopes as well; free; for
information, contact Dr. Robert Mitchell at 563-333-6141,
Menke Observatory, Dixon, IL, http://www.sau.edu, 7pm
Sat May 19.
St. Ambrose University Wine Festival Tasting,
annual scholarship fundraiser featuring dozens of wines
to sample, appetizers, live music, and more, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/alumni, Sat May 19.
Start! Heart Walk 2012, a bi-state walk to raise
awareness and funds from the American Heart
Association; for information, call 309-788-6311, The District
of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ridistrict.com, 8am Sat May 19.
Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the zoo parking lot at dusk; club telescopes
will be available or you may bring your own; canceled
only if raining; for information, call Alan at 309-797-3120,
Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, http://www.
pacastronomy.50megs.com, 6:30pm Sat May 19.
Golden Dragon Acrobats, the premiere Chinese
acrobatic touring company of today, featuring acrobatics,
traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and
contemporary music, and theatrical techniques in a show
of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty; a touring
production in the Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield Family
Series; $10; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center
of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, 1pm Sat May 19.
The Gizmo Guys, juggling, comedy, and circus acts
with the guests in the “Spot - The Hancher Family Arts
Adventure”series; a Hancher Auditorium presentation;
$10-$28; for tickets and information, call 319-335-
1160, Opstad Auditorium, Iowa City High School, 1900
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Etta May’s White Trash Diary, all-new standup
with the famed comedienne; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.circa21.com, 7pm Thu Mar 1.
The Blacklist Presents “Shots ‘n’ Giggles”, standup
comedy at 9pm, improv with the Blacklist performers at
10pm; $10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 9pm Fri Mar 2.
C4: The Cross Country Comedy Competition,
on Saturdays; standup-comedy contest with weekly
preliminaries and finals on March 31; the grand-prize
winner receives $1,000 and entrance into the Iowa
Comedy Festival next October; $5; 7pm doors, 8pm show;
for information, e-mail Joel Fry at nfo@iowacomedyfest.
com or Andrew King at ask-016@hotmail.com, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
c4comedy.com, 8pm Sat Mar 3 thru Sat Mar 17.
Ralphie May, “Last Comic Standing”performer in his
standup tour; $32.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriacivicceenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 8.
Rickey Smiley, standup comic and radio-show host in
his national tour; $26.50-46.50; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriacivicceenter.com, 8pm Fri Mar 9.
A Passion for Murder, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 9.
Master Ventriloquist Taylor Mason, family-friendly
comedy with the ventriloquist, musician, stand-up
comic, and Second City veteran; for information and
tickets, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for
the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, http://www.FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat
Mar 10.
Comedy Night, The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St., Davenport,
IA, Thu Mar 15.
Comic Open Mic, for inspiring comedians,
professionals who want to work on new material, and
those who enjoys telling jokes to co-workers; $3; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, 8pm Fri Mar 16.
Skellington’s Last Resort, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 16.
Jim Gaffigan, standup concert with the film & TV star;
$39.75-49.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center
of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, 3pm Sun Mar 18.
Racer’s Edge Comedy Night - CFAC3 Preliminary
Round, preliminary round for “DubStar Presents:
Comedy For A Cause 3 - Last QC Comic Standing”; each
comic gets to perform a 5-minute routine, preliminaries
judged by audience vote; for information and to sign up,
e-mail DubStarQC@gmail.com, Racer’s Edge, 936 15th
Ave, East Moline, IL, https://www.facebook.com/event.
php?eid=223195654404327, 9pm Thu Mar 22.
Jim Gaffigan, standup concert with the film & TV star;
7 & 9:30pm; $39.75-49.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com, Fri Mar 23.
Open Mic Night, featuring an emcee and 12 local
comedians; 7pm doors, 8pm show; $3 admission;
full bar & menu; for information, e-mail OpenMic@
establishmenttheatre.com or call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Mar 28.
A Passion for Murder, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 30.
David Cross, standup and star of TV’s “Arrested
Development”in concert; $25-75; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm
Fri Mar 30.
C4: The Cross Country Comedy Competition Finals,
featuring the winners from the weekly preliminaries held
Mar. 3-17; the grand-prize winner receives $1000 and an
exemption into the Iowa Comedy Festival next October;
$10; 7pm doors, 8pm show; for information, e-mail Joel Fry
at nfo@iowacomedyfest.com or Andrew King at ask-016@
hotmail.com, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.c4comedy.com, 8pm Sat Mar 31.
April
The Blacklist Presents “Shots ‘n’ Giggles”, standup
comedy at 9pm, improv with the Blacklist performers at
10pm; $10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 9pm Sat Apr 7.
Comedy Night, The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St., Davenport,
IA, Thu Apr 12.
Nerdist Podcast Live!, includes both a live taping
of the popular podcast and, before the taping, standup
comedy performances by hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray,
and Matt Mira; $26.50; for tickets and information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pm Sat Apr 14.
An Evening with David Sedaris, featuring the best-
selling author and humorist; $35-45; for information, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.com, 8pm Fri
Apr 20.
Comic Open Mic, $3; for information, call 309-786-
7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 8pm Fri Apr 20.
Open Mic Night, featuring an emcee and 12 local
comedians; 7pm doors, 8pm show; $3 admission;
full bar & menu; for information, e-mail OpenMic@
establishmenttheatre.com or call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Apr 25.
Skellington’s Last Resort, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri Apr 27.
Red Green’s Live Wit & Wisdom Tour, touring
presentation with the best-selling author, humorist, and
handyman; $47.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Fri Apr 27.
May & June
Red Green’s Live Wit & Wisdom Tour, touring
presentation with the best-selling author, humorist,
and handyman; $45.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7pm Tue May 1.
The Blacklist Presents “Shots ‘n’ Giggles”, standup
comedy at 9pm, improv with the Blacklist performers at
10pm; $10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 9pm Sat May 5.
Bill Cosby, legendary comedian in his standup
tour; $45-75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 8pm Sat May 5.
A Passion for Murder, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri May 11.
Skellington’s Last Resort, dinner and an interactive
comedy with the It’s a Mystery! Troupe; $35; for tickets and
information, call 563-344-9187, 420 18th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pm Fri May 18.
Comic Open Mic, $3; for information, call 309-786-
7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 8pm Fri May 18.
How to Survive Your Adult Relationship with Your
Family, one-woman show written by and starring New
York City-based humorist Polly Frost; $20-22; for tickets
and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org,
8pm Sat May 19.
Open Mic Night, featuring an emcee and 12 local
comedians; 7pm doors, 8pm show; $3 admission;
full bar & menu; for information, e-mail OpenMic@
establishmenttheatre.com or call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed May 30.
The Blacklist Presents “Shots ‘n’ Giggles”, standup
comedy at 9pm, improv with the Blacklist performers at
10pm; $10; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 9pm Sat Jun 2.
NOW PLAYING
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the action-
thriller hit on the six-story screen; $8-12.50; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org, Thu Mar
1 thru Thu Mar 29.
Beauty & the Beast 3D, Disney's Oscar-winning
animated fairytale; $8-12.50; for information, call 563-
324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, http://www.putnam.org, Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Mar 22.
The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea, thru
Aug. 2; nature documentary on the six-story screen; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org, Thu Mar
1 thru Thu Jun 7.
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern, on Saturdays
and Sundays; 1995 documentary by filmmakers, Herbert
Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West
Branch, IA, http://www.nps.gov/heho, 1pm Sat Mar 3 thru
Sun Apr 1.
March
Rape Is..., documentary examining the political,
personal, and sociological aspects of all forms of rape and
abuse; followed by a panel discussion; for information,
contact Amy Scott @ ScottAmyM@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 9:25am Thu Mar 1.
The Colors of the Mountain, a screening in the
library’s Independent Movie Night series; in Spanish with
English subtitles; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Thu Mar
1.
Capone’s Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye,
a chronicle of the history of western Iowa farmers who
cooked whiskey during the 1920s and 1930s to save their
farms during the hard economic times; $7, free for UI
students; for information, call 319-335-3258, Bijou Cinema,
University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://
www.bijou.uiowa.edu, Fri Mar 2 thru Sun Mar 4.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam’s
adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson road-trip memoir;
$7, free for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258,
Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.bijou.uiowa.edu, 11:15pm Fri Mar 2
and Mar 3.
A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg’s
psychoanalytic tale of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud; $7,
free for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258,
Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.bijou.uiowa.edu, Fri Mar 2 thru Thu
Mar 8.
Flying Monsters 3D, a National Geographic
entertainment led by naturalist Sir David Attenborough;
$6.50-8.50; for tickets and showtimes, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.putnam.org, Fri Mar 2 thru Thu Jun 7.
National Geographic’s Antarctica Wildlife
Adventure, showings hourly from 10am-3pm; a screening
in the 49th Annual Winter Film Festival, featuring local
art and displays by students and artisans of the area; for
information, call 563-873-3491, ext. 105, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://
www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am Sat Mar 3 and Sun Mar 4.
The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin’s 1925 classic, newly
restore and with a newly recorded orchestral score; $7, free
for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258, Bijou
Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.bijou.uiowa.edu, Sat Mar 3 thru Thu Mar 8.
La Strada, Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning fable of love
and cruelty; free; for information, call 515-277-4405, Levitt
Auditorium - Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org,
1:30pm Sun Mar 4.
National Geographic’s Antarctica Wildlife
Adventure, a screening in the 49th Annual Winter Film
Festival, featuring local art and displays by students and
artisans of the area; for information, call 563-873-3491,
ext. 105, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 1pm Mon
Mar 5.
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Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy Award-
winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Wed Mar 7.
Space Jam, a screening in Junior Theatre’s monthly
family-film series; $2.50 in advance & $4 at the door
includes two slices of pizza and lemonade; popcorn
available for $1/bag; for information, call 563-888-2227,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
IA, http://www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:15pm Fri
Mar 9.
Monty Python & the Holy Grail, a screening of the
comedy classic in the Midnight Movie Series; $3 at the
door; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 11:59pm Sat Mar 10.
Voyage to Kure, showings hourly from 10am-3pm; a
screening in the 49th Annual Winter Film Festival, featuring
local art and displays by students and artisans of the area;
for information, call 563-873-3491, ext. 105, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://
www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am Sat Mar 10 and Sun Mar 11.
Voyage to Kure, a screening in the 49th Annual Winter
Film Festival, featuring local art and displays by students
and artisans of the area; for information, call 563-873-3491,
ext. 105, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 1pm Mon
Mar 12.
Hugo, a screening in the CASI Movie Matinee Series,
$2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 1pm Tue Mar 13.
Tangled, a screening of Disney’s animated “Rapunzel”
tale; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 1pm Fri Mar 16.
Mt. Renier National Park, showings hourly from
10am-3pm; a screening in the 49th Annual Winter Film
Festival, featuring local art and displays by students and
artisans of the area; for information, call 563-873-3491,
ext. 105, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, Sat Mar 17
and Sun Mar 18.
Simon of the Desert / Walkabout, double-feature of
the Luis Bunuel satire and the Nicolas Roeg adventure;
free; for information, call 515-271-0313, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pm Sun Mar 18.
Mt. Renier National Park, a screening in the 49th
Annual Winter Film Festival, featuring local art and displays
by students and artisans of the area; for information,
call 563-873-3491, ext. 105, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.
gov/efmo, 1pm Mon Mar 19.
Ghost Towns of the Wild West, a screening in the
World Adventure Series, presented by Gray Warriner;
showtimes at 1, 4, & 7pm; $4-$6; for information and
tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org, Tue Mar 20.
Hell & Back Again, Oscar-nominated feature-length
documentary on a wounded soldier’s return from
Metropolitan Opera Live series; $16-24; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.movietickets.
com/house_detail.asp?afid=wibsc&house_id=23475,
11:55am Sat Apr 14.
The Room, a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s camp
classic in the Midnight Movie Series; $3 at the door; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org,
11:59pm Sat Apr 14.
The Rescuers: Heroes of the Holocaust, documentary
by Michael W. King; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.putnam.org, 4pm Sun Apr 15.
Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Jewish
Experience in Film, free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 12:30pm
Thu Apr 19.
The Girl in the Cafe, a screening in the Justice and
Peace Studies Film Series; free; refreshments will be
provided; for information, contact Mara Adams at 563-333-
6343 or Jessica Gosnell at 563-333-6088, or email peace@
sau.edu, Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Thu Apr
19.
May & June
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy Award-
winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Wed May 2.
A Call Girl, a screening in the library’s Independent
Movie Night series; in Slovenian with English subtitles;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Thu May 3.
Spartan Film Festival, screenings of movies,
commercials, and music videos from students and others
in the community; for information, call 563-332-5151,
Pleasant Valley High School - Auditorium, 604 Belmont Rd,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/highschool,
7pm Fri May 4.
Memento, a screening of Christopher Nolan’s mind-
bending thriller in the Midnight Movie Series; $3 at the
door; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 11:59pm Sat May 5.
Nicky’s Family, documentary on the rescue of 669
Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of
World War II; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
putnam.org, 4pm Sun May 6.
CASI Movie Matinee, $2; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 1pm Tue
May 8.
Creature Feature, on Fridays; watch child-friendly,
G- and PG-rated monster movies with your little creature;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 1pm Fri Jun 1.
In a Room Darkly, watch noir films, films showing
the dark side of human nature, and the movies about the
world after dark, rated PG or PG-13; free; for information,
Afghanistan; free; for information, call 319-335-3258, Bijou
Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.bijou.uiowa.edu, 7pm Tue Mar 20.
Strange Powers, an intimate documentary portrait
of songwriter Stephin Merritt and his band the Magnetic
Fields; free; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 8pm Wed Mar 21.
The Comedy of Errors, a screening of Shakespeare’s
classic comedy, filmed live at the National Theatre in
London; $15-18; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm Sat Mar 24.
Discoveries... America: Wisconsin, showings hourly
from 10am-3pm; a screening in the 49th Annual Winter
Film Festival, featuring local art and displays by students
and artisans of the area; for information, call 563-873-3491,
ext. 105, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo, 10am Sat
Mar 24 and Sun Mar 25.
Hook, a screening of Steven Spielberg’s adventure in
the Midnight Movie Series; $3 at the door; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 11:59pm Sat
Mar 24.
Maria Full of Grace, Oscar-nominated drama about
a young woman forced to work as a drug mule; free;
for information, call 515-271-0313, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 25.
Discoveries... America: Wisconsin, a screening in
the 49th Annual Winter Film Festival, featuring local art
and displays by students and artisans of the area; for
information, call 563-873-3491, ext. 105, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://
www.nps.gov/efmo, 1pm Mon Mar 26.
Monumental: In Search of America’s National
Treasure Live, Kirk Cameron hosts an evening that reveals
the story of the unlikely men and women who helped
shape education, government, and civic life in the United
States; with live performances from Christian music artists,
interviews, and more; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.FathomEvents.com, 6:30pm
Tue Mar 27.
Cinema Vivant, featuring the silent
films “There It Is”(1928), “The Cameraman’s
Revenge”(1912), and “The Mascot”(1933)
accompanied by the live gypsy swing of
the Hot Club of San Francisco; $17-21; for
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.legionarts.org, 7pm Wed Mar 28.
April
South & Central America, a screening
in the World Adventure Series, presented
by Marlin Darrah; showtimes at 1, 4, & 7pm;
$4-$6; for information and tickets, call 563-
324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org,
Tue Apr 3.
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an
Academy Award-winning film rated G, PG, or
PG-13; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 4.
The Human Resources Manager, a screening in the
library’s Independent Movie Night series; in Hebrew &
Romanian with English subtitles; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
6pm Thu Apr 5.
Pagemaster, a G-rated screening in the Friday Movie
Fest series; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 1pm Fri Apr 6.
Manon, a presentation in the 2011-12 Metropolitan
Opera Live series; $16-24; for information, call 563-441-
0242, Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.movietickets.com/house_
detail.asp?afid=wibsc&house_id=23475, 11am Sat Apr 7.
Moulin Rouge!, a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-
winning musical in the Midnight Movie Series; $3 at the
door; for information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 11:59pm Sat Apr 7.
CASI Movie Matinee, $2; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 1pm Tue
Apr 10.
She Stoops to Conquer, a screening of Oliver
Goldsmith’s classic comedy, filmed live at the National
Theatre in London; $15-18; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pm Wed Apr 11.
Rabbit-Proof Fence a screening in the Justice and
Peace Studies Film Series; free; refreshments will be
provided; for information, contact Mara Adams at 563-333-
6343 or Jessica Gosnell at 563-333-6088, or email peace@
sau.edu, Rave Motion Pictures Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 7:30pm Thu Apr
12.
Teen Movie Blitz, celebrate Friday the 13th with freaky,
bizarre, and weird films; snacks and beverages befitting
Friday the 13th will be served; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 4pm Fri Apr 13.
La Traviata, a presentation in the 2011-12
Golden Dragon Acrobats @ Stephen Sondheim
Center for the Performing Arts – April 28
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo by Brian Brunsvold
Featured Image from the Quad Cities Photography Club
(Editor’s note: The River Cities’ Reader each
month will feature an image or images from
the Quad Cities Photography Club.)
B
rian Brunsvold is the creator of the
Quad Cities Photography Club’s
featured image this month. His shot
of a slice of lime is simple and effective. He
clipped the lime slice to the inside of a small
rectangular vase with a clothespin, then
filled the vase with 7Up, which caused the
small bubbles to form around the lime. A
white posterboard was placed behind the
setup, and a gooseneck lamp with a 60-watt
bulb was placed so its light came from
behind the lime. He had read about this idea
on a Web site.
Brian enjoys macro photography, and, as
a zoology teacher at Davenport West, he has
used it a lot. He has photographed worms,
cockroaches, sharks, pigs, and more, using
them as teaching aids when talking about
their dissections.
Brian used a Canon 5D Mark II with
a Canon 100-millimeter macro lens on a
tripod. It was set at 1/160th of a second at
f/20.
The Quad Cities Photography Club welcomes
visitors and new members. The club sponsors
numerous activities encompassing many types
and aspects of photography. It holds digital
and print competitions most months. At its
meetings, members discuss the images, help
each other to improve, and socialize. The club
also holds special learning workshops and
small groups that meet on specific photography
topics, and occasionally offers interesting
shooting opportunities. The club meets at
6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month
September through June at the Butterworth
Center, 1105 Eighth Street in Moline.
For more information on the club, visit
QCPhotoClub.com.
Club members are exhibiting some of their
work at Evergreen Art Works from March
17 through 27. You are welcome to visit
Evergreen at 3280 Middle Road in Bettendorf
to view this exhibit.
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 4.
Oscar in the Afternoon, watch an Academy Award-
winning film rated G, PG, or PG-13; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 6.
little sparrows, a screening of the Australian drama
in the library’s Independent Movie Night series; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 7.
EXHIBITS
100 Years of Girl Scouts, exhibit featuring pictures,
newspaper articles, and film footage paired with Girl Scout
uniforms of the era and other Girl Scout memorabilia;
for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, Off I-80 at exit 254, West
Branch, IA, http://www.hoover.archives.gov, Thu Mar 1
thru Sun Mar 25.
Dinosaurs Unearthed, a dynamic animatronic
dinosaur exhibition featuring 14 animatronics, 2 full-size
skeletons, 22 fossils, and a dig pit for children; Mon.-Thu. &
Sat. 10am-5pm, Fri. 10am-8pm, Sun. noon-5pm; $7.50-10;
for tickets and information, call 563-324-1933 ext. 242,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.putnam.org, Sat Mar 3 thru Thu Jun 7.
Beetle to Benz, an exhibition exploring two
iconic German cars; free with museum admission; for
information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-
322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, Tue Mar 6 thru
Sun Jun 3.
Anne Frank: A History for Today, exhibit includes
photographs of the Frank family and other occupants
of the Secret Annex, and addresses such themes as
anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide;
co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad
Cities; free with $5-7 museum admission; for information,
call 309-793-1300, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org, Sat Mar 31 thru
Mon May 28.
Heinz Geiringer Exhibit, for information, call 309-793-
1300, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.jfqc.org, Sat Mar 31 thru Mon May 28.
EVENTS
Egg Decorating with Everyday Materials Workshop,
Sarah Gardner teaches you how to decorate eggs using
everyday materials; $5-10; for information, contact Kelly
at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
gahc.org, 2pm Sun Mar 4.
“It’s a Doozy”Talk on the Duesenberg, with Bill
Jepsen; free with museum admission; for information,
contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm Sat Mar 10.
Scherenschnitte, an Easter-themed paper-cutting
workshop with Keith Bonnstetter; $5-10; for information,
contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-322-8844,
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German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm Sun Mar 11.
Chasing4Life, a disaster-preparedness presentation
for the whole family; free with museum admission;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, 10am Tue Mar 13.
Pysanky Eggs, a workshop with Eileen Eitrheim, who
will teach you how to use this wax and dye technique to
create beautifully decorated eggs; $5-10; for information,
contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm Sun Mar 18.
Needle Felted Eggs, workshop with Gisela McDonald,
who will show you how to turn Styrofoam eggs into works
of art; $5-10; for information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@
gahc.org or 563-322-8844, German American Heritage
Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org,
2pm Sun Mar 25.
Eiermarkt/ Egg Market Craft Fair, local vendors
will be selling their springtime wares; free with museum
admission; for information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.
org or 563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 10am
Sat Mar 31.
The Spalding Car, a presentation by representatives
of the Iowa Transportation Museum; free with museum
admission; for information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.
org or 563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm
Sat May 5.
Volkswagon Auto Show, vote for your favorite car
and enjoy refreshments; free with museum admission; for
information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-
322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 10am Sat May 12.
German Automobile Architecture, learn about the
manufacturing plants and factories that use innovative
design and techniques; free with museum admission; for
information, contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org or 563-
322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm Sun May 20.
Ongoing
Drop-In Hockey (Adult), Tue & Thu 11am, Mon
9:30am; $10; for information, call 563-322-5220, River’s
Edge, 700 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.
cityofdavenportiowa.com, 11am Thu Mar 1 thru Thu
Jun 7.
Public Skate, Thursdays: 4:45pm and 9:30pm;
Fridays: 10:30am, 5:45pm, and 8:15pm; Saturdays:
6:45pm; Mondays & Wednesdays: 11am; $5 and up; for
information, call 563-322-5220, River’s Edge, 700 W. River
Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com,
4:45pm Thu Mar 1 thru Thu Jun 7.
March
Quad City Mallards, vs. Fort Wayne; $9-20; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Fri Mar 2.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Oklahoma City Barons;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Fri Mar 2.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Rockford IceHogs; $12.50-
27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.
com, 7pm Sat Mar 3.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Evansville; Faith Night,
featuring a pre-game Christian speaker and post-game
Christian band; $9-20; for tickets, call 800-745-3000;
for Faith Night group rates, call Seth at 309-235-0797, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Sat Mar 3.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Oklahoma City Barons;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Wed Mar 7.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Tulsa; $9-20; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Sat Mar 10.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Wichita; $9-20; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Fri Mar 16.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Rio Grande Valley; $9-20; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Sat
Mar 17.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Milwaukee Admirals;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Sat Mar 24.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Bloomington; $9-20; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pm Sat Mar 24.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Hamilton Bulldogs;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 5pm Sun Mar 25.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Charlotte Checkers;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Sat Mar 31.
April
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the San Antonio Rampage;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 5pm Sun Apr 1.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Texas Stars; $12.50-27.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriaciviccenter.
com, 7pm Thu Apr 5.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Apr 5.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Thu Apr 5.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Fri Apr 6.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Apr 6.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat Apr 7.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6pm Sat Apr 7.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Quad Cities River Bandits;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm
Mon Apr 9.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Quad Cities River Bandits;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm
Tue Apr 10.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Quad Cities River Bandits;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm
Wed Apr 11.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Thu Apr 12.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Fri Apr 13.
Peoria Rivermen, vs. the Charlotte Checkers;
$12.50-27.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, http://www.
peoriaciviccenter.com, 7pm Fri Apr 13.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6pm Sat Apr 14.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
2pm Sun Apr 15.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LumberKings; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am Mon Apr 16.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Mon
Apr 16.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LumberKings; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue Apr 17.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Tue Apr
17.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Wed
Apr 18.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LumberKings; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed Apr 18.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Lake County Captains;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 19.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Great Lakes Loons; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr
19.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Lake County Captains;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 6:30pm Fri Apr 20.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Great Lakes Loons; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Fri Apr
20.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Great Lakes Loons; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 1pm Sat Apr 21.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Lake County Captains;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 6pm Sat Apr 21.
UFC 145, The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St., Davenport, IA,
Sat Apr 21.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Fort Wayne TinCaps;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 2pm Sun Apr 22.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 2pm Sun Apr 22.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Fort Wayne TinCaps;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 6:30pm Mon Apr 23.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Mon
Apr 23.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 11am Tue Apr 24.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Fort Wayne TinCaps;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 11am Tue Apr 24.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the West Michigan
Whitecaps; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Apr 26.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the West Michigan
Whitecaps; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Apr 27.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the West Michigan
Whitecaps; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat Apr 28.
Events
Englert Theatre
March through May
I
recently printed out the list of springtime
happenings at Iowa City’s Englert
Theatre, and honest to Pete, I’m not
sure which I’m more psyched about: the
March 30 performance with Arrested
Development’s David
Cross, one of the
funniest actors/
comedians on the
planet, or the April
14 Midnight Movie
Series presentation
of Tommy Wiseau’s
The Room, one of
the (unintentionally) funniest films on the
planet. I’m calling it a draw, but they’re
hardly our only options for exceptional
Englert entertainment over the next three
months. If you’re in a musical frame of
mind, the venue has a plethora of concerts
lined up, among them gigs with the blues
rockers of Hot Tuna (March 8), the Steely
Dan tribute artists of The Fez (March 9),
the acclaimed Celtic crooners of Lúnasa
(March 10), the swooning romantic
vocalists of The Magnetic Fields (March
28), and the soulful singer/songwriter
Mason Jennings (April 6). If it’s music
accompanied by beloved stories that
you’re searching for, the Englert hosts the
Iowa City Community Theatre’s take on
the stage classic Gigi (March 1 through
4), and the University of Iowa School of
Music’s operatic rendition of Romeo &
Juliet (April 26 through 29). On May 19,
celebrated humorist Polly Frost takes the
Iowa City stage in her one-woman show
How to Survive Your Adult Relationship
with Your Family, with more comedy
courtesy of April 14’s Nerdist Podcast Live!
event, featuring a taping of the popular
podcast and stand-up with hosts Chris
Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira. Stage
artists from across the Atlantic will be on
view when the Englert screens National
Theatre Live presentations of Shakespeare’s
classic The Comedy of Errors (March
24) and Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 comedy
She Stoops to Conquer (April 11). And if
The Room isn’t enough Midnight Movie
Series enjoyment for you – though heaven
knows it should be – additional titles on
the Englert’s late-night-cinema docket
include Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning
Moulin Rouge! (April 7), Christopher
Nolan’s thrillingly knotty Memento (May
5), and Monty Python & the Holy Grail
(March 10). Admission is $3 at the door,
but feel free to attempt a trade by instead
bringing the Englert ... a shrubbery!!! More
information on the Iowa City venue’s spring
season can be found at Englert.org. – Mike
Schulz
Lúnasa
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Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the South Bend Silver
Hawks; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun Apr 29.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the South Bend Silver
Hawks; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am Mon Apr 30.
May
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the South Bend Silver
Hawks; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue May 1.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 6:30pm Wed May 2.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 6:30pm Thu May 3.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 6:30pm Fri May 4.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $7-13;
for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat May 5.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6pm Sat May 5.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $7-13;
for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun May 6.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
2pm Sun May 6.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $7-13;
for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 11am Mon May 7.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Mon May 7.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $7-13;
for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue May 8.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Burlington Bees; $5-7;
for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
12:30pm Tue May 8.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Wed May 9.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Thu May 10.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Beloit Snappers; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 11am Fri May 11.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Burlington Bees; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Sat May 12.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat May 12.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Burlington Bees; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 2pm Sun May 13.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun May 13.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Mon May 14.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Burlington Bees; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Mon May 14.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue May 15.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Burlington Bees; $7-11; for tickets,
call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 11am Tue May 15.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $5-7; for
tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Wed May 16.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $5-7; for
tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Thu May 17.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Peoria Chiefs; $5-7; for
tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.com,
6:30pm Fri May 18.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Quad Cities River
Bandits; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 6pm Sat May 19.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Quad Cities River
Bandits; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 2pm Sun May 20.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Quad Cities River
Bandits; $5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord
University Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.
lumberkings.com, 6:30pm Mon May 21.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Clinton LumberKings; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Wed
May 23.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed May 23.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 24.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Clinton LumberKings; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Thu May
24.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Clinton LumberKings; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Fri May
25.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin Timber
Rattlers; $7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri May 25.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm
Sat May 26.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 2pm
Sun May 27.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 2pm
Mon May 28.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers;
$7-11; for tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW
Jefferson, Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm
Tue May 29.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Kane County Cougars;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 7pm Wed May 30.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed May 30.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 31.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Kane County Cougars;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 7pm Thu May 31.
June
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Kane County Cougars;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 7pm Fri Jun 1.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Jun 1.
Habitat Golf Outing, noon registration, 1:30pm
shotgun start; fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Quad
Cities; for information, call 563-359-9066, Byron Hills Golf
Course, 23316 94th Ave.N., Port Byron, IL, http://www.
habitatqc.org, 12pm Sat Jun 2.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 6pm Sat Jun 2.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Burlington Bees;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat Jun 2.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 2pm Sun Jun 3.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Burlington Bees;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 5pm Sun Jun 3.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Burlington Bees;
$7-13; for tickets, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.milb.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Mon Jun 4.
Clinton LumberKings, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels;
$5-7; for tickets, call 563-242-0727, Ashord University Field,
537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://www.lumberkings.
com, 7pm Mon Jun 4.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 6:30pm Wed
Jun 6.
Peoria Chiefs, vs. the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-11; for
tickets, call 309-680-4008, O’Brien Field, 730 SW Jefferson,
Peoria, IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, 7pm Thu Jun 7.
March
Are You Farm to School Ready?, a program in the
University of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar
Series; this session will take participants through the
“Checklist for Starting Direct Farm Sales”discussing
issues such as general business considerations, liability,
taxes, labor and employment, food safety, land use and
zoning as well as the Farm-to-School Readiness Checklist
discussing some frequently asked questions; $3-5; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island
County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.
web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 1pm Thu Mar 1.
Estate Planning Forum, local planned giving
professionals Frank Mitvalsky from Califf & Harper, Judy
Hilgenberg from Wells Fargo Private Client Services, and
Barbara Melbourne from the Community Foundation
of the Great River Bend will help you understand how
to use estate planning to leave a personal legacy for the
community you love while also taking care of yourself
and your family; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgeartmuseum.org, 7pm Thu Mar 1.
Introduction to the Arabic Language, Thursdays
thru Mar. 29; the class will concentrate on understanding
the basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
to key words; $85; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301
Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu,
6pm Thu Mar 1.
No Erasers! - First Grade Info Night, the school’s
unique approach encourages first-grade students
to learn from their errors; for information or to RSVP,
contact Brittany Marietta at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or
marietta@rvmt.org, Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.rvmt.org, 6:30pm Thu Mar 1.
Events
i wireless Center
March through May
A
s a fortysomething individual
who grew up surrounded by the
signature sound of Barry Manilow
– on TV specials, in movies, on
the radio, on his parents’ stereo, on
their eight-tracks in the freakin’ car
– I originally considered including
the man’s songs
throughout
this preview of
springtime events at
the i wireless Center.
The legendary
performer, after all,
will be appearing in
the Quad Cities on March 8, and so
writing an “I can’t smile without you at
the Copacabana, Mandy, so let’s go to
the i wireless Center ... ” kind of thing
seemed appropriate. But why resort
to such a corny format when so many
incredible events are scheduled for the
Moline venue this spring? On March
9, for instance, the i wireless Center
will welcome chart-topper Chris and
the members of his hard-rocking
ensemble Daughtry, and the Canadian
rockers of Nickelback make their area
return on April 10. Contemporary
Christian rock will be represented with
the 16-time Dove Award winners of
Casting Crowns on March 23, while
April 5 brings with it the Grammy
Award-winning country crooning of
Lady Antebellum. Classical-music
lovers will receive both an earful
and an eyeful when the powerhouses
of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
land in Moline on March 18 for the
multimedia extravaganza Beethoven’s
Last Night; a world-renowned
instrumentalist takes the stage in the i
wireless Center’s May 5 performance
with Yanni; gospel fans will shout a
spirited “Hallelujah!” at May 19’s area
return of the ever-popular Bill Gaither
Homecoming Tour. And in addition
to this sensational musical lineup, the
i wireless Center will give monster-
truck enthusiasts a thrill with the big-
wheeled, steel-crushing action of the
Monster Jam on April 27 and 28, while
fun on the ice can be enjoyed in the six
remaining hockey games in the Quad
City Mallards’ season. And without
having made any cheeky references
to Barry Manilow songs, we’ve now
reached the end of this article. Looks
like we made it! Aw, crud ... so close.
For more information on the i wireless
Center’s springtime schedule, visit
iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz
Daughtry
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Spanishfor LawEnforcement, Thursdays thru Mar.
22; a live conversation course designed for Police Officers
and Law Enforcement Personnel wanting to communicate
with the Spanish-speaking public; in addition to basic
greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, the course
also covers law enforcement occupations, departments
and units, interviewing the public, law enforcement
commands and phrases, traffic laws and problems, the raid,
weapons, accidents and injuries, people descriptions, and
the Miranda Warning; $150, optional $25 material cost for
book; for information and to register, call 309-345-3501,
Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL,
http://www.sandburg.edu, 1pm ThuMar 1.
Vermicompostingat Home, for information, call 563-
359-7577, Vander Veer Botanical Center, 215 Central Park,
Davenport, IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar,
6:30pm ThuMar 1.
Word2007, Level 3, with instructor N. VanSpeybroeck;
learn how to develop forms that can be used over and over;
produce letters and address labels with Mail Merge; learn to
create a table of contents and how to index; create a chart
from Excel and insert it in to a Word document; discover
how to make macro; $89; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu/computerskills, 8:30am ThuMar 1.
AreYouFarmtoSchool Ready?, a program in the
University of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series;
this session will take participants through the “Checklist
for Starting Direct Farm Sales”discussing issues such as
general business considerations, liability, taxes, labor and
employment, food safety, land use and zoning as well as
the Farm-to-School Readiness Checklist discussing some
frequently asked questions; $3-5; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, Mercer County Extension, 2106
SE 3rd St., Aledo, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 1pm ThuMar 1.
Excel 2007, Level 4, with instructor N. VanSpeybroeck;
learn about building and using macros, sharing workbooks,
creating and revising Pivot Tables, solving problems,
working with Outlines, using HTML files, and more; $89; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 8:30am
Fri Mar 2.
ACTPreparation, Mondays thru Mar. 26; the course
will cover test day procedures, test-taking tips, content for
the English, math, science, reading and writing sections,
and calculator usage. The course materials include the
official prep book from the makers of the ACT with three
practice tests used in previous test administrations; $135;
for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Geneseo
High School, 700 N State St, Geneseo, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu, 3:30pm MonMar 5.
CASI Computer Class, thru Mar. 8; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonMar 5.
LifeguardTrainingClass, register by Mar. 5 for classes
held thru Mar. 14-26; participants must be at least 15 years
old, able to swim 300 yards (12 lengths varying between
front crawl and breaststroke), and able to retrieve a diving
brick from the deep end and swim 20 yards with the brick;
$150; for information and to register, call 309-796-5601 or
800-334-1311, ext. 5601, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL, http://www.
bhc.edu, 5pm MonMar 5.
OrganizingYour Files &Folders, with instructor
N. VanSpeybroeck; organize your computer files by
creating folders, moving and copying files into folders and
creating shortcuts; $14; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu/computerskills, 12:15pm MonMar 5.
WiltonDecoratingCourse: GumPasteFlowers,
Mondays thru Mar. 26; learn techniques to create beautiful,
delicate floral blooms for cake top decorations or sculpted
floral displays; create a garden full of flowers like Gerbera
daisy, stargazer lily, sweet pea, Briar rose, stephanotis bud
and flower, as well as ivy and lily leaves; $40; for information
and to register, call 309-345-3501, Sustainable Business
Center, En Season, 2900 W. Main St., Galesburg, IL, http://
www.sandburg.edu, 6pm MonMar 5.
WiltonDecoratingCourse: GumPasteandFondant,
Mondays thru Mar. 26; create amazing hand-shaped
flowers, beautiful borders, and bold accents using easy-
to-shape icings; $40; for information and to register, call
309-345-3501, Sustainable Business Center, En Season,
2900 W. Main St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu,
4pm MonMar 5.
HowtoUseOverDrivetoDownloadeBooks and
More, learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks
onto your portable reading or audio device with the
library’s Overdrive digital books subscription; bring your
Rock Island Library card, device, owner’s manual and a
laptop, if you have one; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm TueMar 6.
ManagingProjects throughPeople, thru Mar. 8;
focusing on the complex skills required to work with
people, including managing project teams at the highest
performance levels; $995; for information, contact Jennifer
Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
Continuing Studies & Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/pd, 8:30am TueMar 6.
FYI Night at BlackHawkCollege, staff members and
current students will discuss topics such as financial aid,
how to register for classes, and what support systems are
available to help make your college career successful; in the
Building 4 Hawk’s Nest; for information, contact Jon Wolf at
309-854-1724 or wolfj@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College East
Campus, 1501 State Highway 78, Kewanee, IL, http://www.
bhc.edu, 6pm WedMar 7.
IntroductiontoItalian, Wednesdays thru Apr. 11;
with instructor Myriam Stangherlin; explore sounds,
vocabulary and simple interactions in the context of
Italy’s most famous museums and art galleries; $60-70; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804 x2045, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
figgemuseum.com, 6pm WedMar 7.
MiddleSchool InfoNight, families will have the
opportunity to tour Middle School classrooms and
common areas; for information or to RSVP, contact Brittany
Marietta at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or marietta@rvmt.org,
Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.rvmt.org, 6pm WedMar 7.
CollegeCareer Night, all area high school students
and their families are invited to this opportunity for free
professional college advice; for information or to RSVP,
contact Brittany Marietta at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or
marietta@rvmt.org, Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.rvmt.org, 6pm ThuMar 8.
Cut Flowers, held at the new West Davenport Center;
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension,
875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 6:30pm ThuMar 8.
FYI Night at BlackHawkCollege, staff members and
current students will discuss topics such as financial aid,
how to register for classes, and what support systems are
available to help make your college career successful; in
the Building 4 Hawk’s Nest; for information, contact Karen
Dahlstrom at 309-796-5341 or dahlstromk@bhc.edu, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline,
IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 6pm ThuMar 8.
HurstvilleInterpretiveCenter VolunteerTraining/
Review, learn some updates about parks, exhibits,
conservation department, and programming, and how to
handle the critters, so you are better prepared for visitor
questions; for information, call 563-652-3783, Hurstville
Interpretive Center, 18670 63th St., Maquoketa, IA, http://
www.jacksonccb.com, 2pm ThuMar 8.
ManagingYour Woodlandfor Profitabilityand
Sustainability, a program in the University of Illinois
Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; if you already have
a forest management plan, techniques and practices will
be presented that could be incorporated into your plan to
increase profitability; $3-5; for information and to register,
call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321
W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 1pm ThuMar 8.
Ornamental &Turf Applicators CIC, free; for
information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension,
875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 1:30pm ThuMar 8.
ManagingYour Woodlandfor Profitabilityand
Sustainability, a program in the University of Illinois
Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; if you already have
a forest management plan, techniques and practices will
be presented that could be incorporated into your plan to
increase profitability; $3-5; for information and to register,
call 309-756-9978, Mercer County Extension, 2106 SE 3rd
St., Aledo, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
1pm ThuMar 8.
Illinois SecurityOfficerTraining, course presents the
basic concept of the security industry as it applies to the
State of Illinois requirements for employment as a licensed
security guard; emphasis will be placed on the importance
of written, verbal and nonverbal communication, safety as
well as legal and ethical issues within the security industry;
also meets Mar. 10 & 11 (8am-5pm); $150; for information
and to register, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College,
2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.
edu, 6pm Fri Mar 9.
ACTPreparation, Saturdays thru Mar. 31; the course
will cover test day procedures, test-taking tips, content for
the English, math, science, reading and writing sections,
and calculator usage. The course materials include the
official prep book from the makers of the ACT with three
practice tests used in previous test administrations; $135;
for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 8:30am Sat Mar 10.
CASI Computer Class, thru Mar. 15; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonMar 12.
LeadershipThroughPeopleSkills, thru Mar. 16; an
intensive, three-day learning experience that transforms
managers into leaders by creating the skills necessary to
meet today’s business challenges, and turn vision into
reality; $1,295; for information, contact Jennifer Prinz at
563-441-9950 or pd@sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing
Studies & Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu/pd, 8am MonMar 12.
CertifiedHandlers CIC, free; for information, call
563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot
Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.
edu/calendar, 9am WedMar 14.
IntrotoJapaneseLanguage, Wednesdays thru
May 2; learn basic vocabulary and expressions; $98; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.bhc.edu/global, 6:30pm WedMar 14.
CommonGardenPests, a program in the University
of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; this
session will cover the most common insect pests that
damage vegetable crops, plus identification, life cycles,
monitoring methods, and control for common pests such
as cabbage worms, flea beetles, cucumber beetles, corn
earworm, squash bug, cutworms, Colorado potato beetle,
aphids, and more; $3-5; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
1pm ThuMar 15.
Obstacles andOpportunities that Special Structure
Assessment Present, a tele-institute course presented
by the University of Illinois Extension Local Government
Information & Education Network and the Illinois
Association of County Board Members and Commissioners;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://
web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 3pm ThuMar 15.
CommonGardenPests, a program in the University
of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; this
session will cover the most common insect pests that
damage vegetable crops, plus identification, life cycles,
monitoring methods, and control for common pests such
as cabbage worms, flea beetles, cucumber beetles, corn
earworm, squash bug, cutworms, Colorado potato beetle,
aphids, and more; $3-5; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, Mercer County Extension, 2106 SE 3rd St.,
Aledo, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 1pm
ThuMar 15.
Basic CrimeSceneInvestigation, students will learn
the basics of crime scene preservation, documentation, and
evidence collection; $150; for information and to register,
call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake
Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu, 8am
Fri Mar 16.
Confinement SiteManureApplicator Certification,
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension,
875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Sat Mar 17.
HowtoUseOverDrivetoDownloadeBooks
andMore, learn how to download free eBooks and
audiobooks onto your portable reading or audio device
with the library’s Overdrive digital books subscription;
bring your Rock Island Library card, device, owner’s
manual and a laptop, if you have one; for in formation,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 10am Sat Mar 17.
BasicWindows Skills, Mar. 19 & 26; with instructor
N. VanSpeybroeck; learn basic Microsoft Windows skills
including how to identify parts of a window and how to
manipulate windows and the taskbar; $28; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.
bhc.edu/computerskills, 8:45am MonMar 19.
Insects &Pest Management, Ray Wolf will provide a
general background on insect & spiders & integrated pest
management concepts, then show & discuss the most
common critters found in our houses, yards and gardens;
$3-5; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County
Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://dbs.extension.
iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm MonMar 19.
SharingPhotos Online, with instructor N.
VanSpeybroeck; learn to use Shutterfly, a free online photo
service, to arrange your digital pictures into online albums;
learn how to send e-mail invitations to your friends and
family so they can easily view your photos as a slideshow
without having to download each individual picture; llearn
to rotate, crop, add borders, fix red-eye, and more; $16; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 12:15pm
MonMar 19.
Project Management: Planning, Execution, and
Control, thru Mar. 22; this course provides a project-ready
tool kit for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and
controlling, and closing out projects within a practical
system of professional project management; $995; for
information, contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@
sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing Studies & Conference
Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/pd, 8:30am TueMar 20.
CompanionPlanting, a program in the University
of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; learn
about the establishment of two or more planting species
in close proximity; $3-5; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
1pm ThuMar 22.
ManagingProject Communication, learn more about
a practical, affordable, relationship-based program that
prepares teachers for expanded leadership roles; free;
for information, contact Jana Seutter at 563-388-7660 or
SeutterJanaM@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 4pm ThuMar 22.
PowerPoint, with instructor N. VanSpeybroeck; learn
basic skills in creating a presentation using templates;
formatting and editing text; preparing and printing
outlines, handouts, and speaker notes; adding special
effects of sound and animation; inserting graphics and
tables; use transitions and timing; run slide shows; $89; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 8:30am
ThuMar 22.
CompanionPlanting, a program in the University
of Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; learn
about the establishment of two or more planting species
in close proximity; $3-5; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, Mercer County Extension, 2106 SE 3rd St.,
Aledo, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 1pm
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soloists sing of the dead lost in World War
I –“but slew half the seed of Europe, one by
one” – while the boy’s choir sings, “Hostias
et preces tibi Domine laudis offerimus”
(“Sacrifice and prayers we offer thee, Lord”).
To further hone the differences between
the liturgical and secular texts, Britten
divides the musicians into three groups,
placing them in different locations in the
concert hall. The first group includes a
large orchestra, choir, and soprano soloist
using the traditional Latin text. Nearby is
the second group, made up of the baritone
and tenor soloists who
perform Owen’s English
poetry accompanied
by a small chamber
orchestra. At a distance
and with a second
conductor, the third
group – with the boy’s
choir and a positif
(small, portable organ)
– performs in Latin and
symbolizes heavenly
hosts and the innocent
soldiers of the future. The groups alternate,
interact, and eventually perform together
near the end of the composition, and their
separation and placement add a visually
dramatic component to the performance.
For the Latin words, Britten used the
traditional choral style of imitating a fixed
melody, in one case developing into a fugue.
This and other compositional techniques
that represent the requiem’s musical roots
are combined with contemporary harmonies
and irregular rhythmic meters. In stunning
contrast, Owen’s realistic poetry is small
in scope and performed with a translucent
chamber orchestra and clear, clean, single
solo voices.
Britten’s treatment of musical themes
and text through their instrumental
accompaniments reveals his understanding
of the languages and the emotional weight
he wants attached to their words. He adorns,
satirizes, and affects their meaning much
like an actor would do with timing and
vocal nuance. Britten adjusts rhythms to
hold out important words and stops the
accompaniment abruptly when he wants an
unequivocal message to be understood.
Considering the musical forces at his
disposal, Britten – in an act of great artistic
humility – leads us reverently to the
central theme of his requiem in the quiet
“Agnus Dei” (“Lamb of God”) movement.
T
he March concerts by the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra feature just one
work, and the imposingly somber title
alone might give their potential audience
pause: War Requiem. It is a difficult and
complex work, and a mammoth undertaking
for the symphony and its performance part-
ners. But understanding composer Benjamin
Britten’s goals and methods can illuminate
the experience of his anti-war masterwork
and help attendees make the most of this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
While the Latin text for the requiem
mass (“Missa pro
Defunctis”) has
remained unchanged
for hundreds of years,
Britten’s War Requiem
– written in 1961
– employs a rigorous
and dynamic modern
musical approach, from
melodic counterpoint
to the expansion of
harmony, from a simple
portable organ to the
instrumental demands of a large-scale
requiem. The forces Britten requires are
massive: one large adult choir, one boy’s
choir, three vocal soloists, one small chamber
orchestra, two organs, and a full symphony
orchestra augmented with additional winds
and percussion instruments – cymbals,
vibraphone, castanets, Chinese blocks, and
whip.
War Requiem comes with not only a
contemporary sound but Britten’s inventive
insertion of English-language poems by
British World War I soldier Wilfred Owen
between the traditional Latin movements.
There are stark differences between the
subject matter of the Latin and English texts.
The Latin concerns the spiritual relationship
between God and man’s soul in sections
titled “Day of Judgment,” “Lamb of God,”
and “Deliver Me,” while Owen’s poems
speak to the soldier’s earthly concerns and
experiences – political deceit, the sounds
of war, death, and ruined lives – with titles
such as “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” “The
Next War,” and “Futility.” This interweaving
of both languages and their words creates
tension between religious ideals and the
realities of war.
Owen’s religious references are often
sharp, at one point describing a gun as
“towering toward heaven, about to curse.”
Dark humor shows itself with “we whistled
while he shaved us with his scythe.” In one
haunting simultaneous presentation, male
Peace for the Living and the Dead
The Quad City Symphony Performs Britten’s War Requiem, March 3 and 4
by Frederick Morden
f.morden@mchsi.com
MUSIC
Britten’s treatment
of musical themes
and text reveals the
emotional weight he
wants attached to
their words.
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7:30 p.m. $18.50-42. For tickets and information,
call (319)335-1160 or visit http://www.Hancher.
UIowa.edu.
Tuesday, March 6 – The Great Barrier Reefs.
Concert with the Nashville-based, steel-pan-
fronted jazz and funk musicians, with an opener
by Firesale. Rozz-Tox (2108 Third Avenue, Rock
Island). 8 p.m. $5 at the door. For information, e-
mail info@rozz.tox.com and visit RozzTox.com.
Wednesday, March 7 – The Avett
Brothers. Folk rock with Scott and Seth Avett,
in a presentation by Scope Productions. Iowa
Memorial Union Main Lounge (125 North
Madison Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $30. For tickets
and information, call (319)335-3395 or visit
ScopeProductions.org.
Thursday, March 8 – Barry Manilow.
Legendary singer/songwriter in concert. i wireless
Center (1201 River Drive, Moline). 8 p.m. $19.99-
129.99. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit
iwirelessCenter.com.
Thursday, March 8 – Hot Tuna. Blues-rock
concert featuring bassist Jack Casady and guitarist
Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane. Englert
Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City).
8 p.m. $30-32. For tickets and information, call
(319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.
Friday, March 9 – Daughtry. American rockers
fronted by former American Idol contestant Chris
Daughtry, with opening sets by Safetysuite
and Mike Sanchez. i wireless Center (1201 River
Drive, Moline). 7:30 p.m. $35-45. For tickets, call
(800)745-3000 or visit iwirelessCenter.com.
Friday, March 9 – The Fez. Fifteen-piece band
dedicated to faithfully reproducing the jazz/rock
fusion of Steely Dan. Englert Theatre (221 East
Washington Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $12-15. For
tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit
Englert.org.
Friday, March 9 – John Michael
Montgomery. Famed country singer of “I
Swear”and “Be My Baby Tonight”in concert.
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
(1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf). 7:30 p.m. $20-
30. For information, call (800)724-5825 or visit
Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com.
Friday, March 9 – Matthew Santos.
Grammy-nominated folk, rock, and soul
musician in concert. RME Community Stage
(131 West Second Street, Davenport). 8:30 p.m.
$5. For tickets and information, call (563)326-
1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
Saturday, March 10 – Kaivama. Concert
with the Minneapolis-based folk duo, with an
opener by Finnish composer/fiddler Arto Järvelä.
River Music Experience (131 West Second Street).
8 p.m. $10. For tickets and information, call
(563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
Saturday, March 10 – Lúnasa. Concert
featuring some of Ireland’s most acclaimed
musicians. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington
Stree, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $22-25. For tickets and
information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.
Tuesday, March 13 – Buckwheat Zydeco.
Famed roots and zydeco musicians in concert.
The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport).
7:30 p.m. $18-24. For tickets and information, call
(563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
For a 2006 interview with Buckwheat Zydeco, visit
RCReader.com/y/buckwheat.
THEATRE
Thursday, March 1, through Sunday,
March 4 – Gigi. Musical classic by Lerner &
Loewe, presented by Iowa City Community
Theatre. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington
Street, Iowa City). Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. $12-20. For tickets
and information, call (319)688-2653 or visit
IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com.
Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March
4 – Bye Bye Birdie. The rock ’n’ roll musical classic,
presented by the Pearl City Players. Muscatine
Community College’s Little Theatre (152 Colorado
Street, Muscatine). Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.;
Sunday 2 p.m. For information, call (563)288-6037
or e-mail director David Lane at dlane@eicc.edu.
Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March
11 – Walking the Wire: This Will Never Work.
Annual monologue festival, with works on the
theme of “hare-brained schemes and skeptics
proved wrong.”Riverside Theatre (213 North
Gilbert Street, Iowa City). Thursdays-Saturdays
7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. $15-28. For tickets
and information, call (319)338-7672 or visit
RiversideTheatre.org.
Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 18
– If It’s Monday, This Must Be Murder. Detective
comedy by Pat Cook, directed by Gary Clark.
Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue,
Moline). Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays
3 p.m. $10. For tickets and information, call
(309)762-0330 or visit Playcrafters.com.
Saturday, March 10 – The Magic Flute.
Mozart’s masterpiece on love, forgiveness,
and magic, presented by Opera Iowa.
Ohnward Fine Arts Center (1215 East Platt
Street, Maquoketa). 7 p.m. $10-20. For tickets
and information, call (563)652-9815 or visit
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.
DANCE
Saturday, March 3 – From the Pages of a
Young Girl’s Life. Ballet Quad Cities’ production
of the one-act ballet based on the life of Anne
Frank. Davenport North High School’s Holzworth
Performing Arts Center (626 West 53rd Street,
Davenport). 2 and 8 p.m. $10-20. For tickets
and information, call (309)786-3779 or visit
BalletQuadCities.com.
Tuesday, March 6 – Riverdance.
Thunderous celebration of Irish music and
dance in the group’s farewell tour. Adler
Theatre (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 7:30
p.m. $36.50-61.50. For tickets, call (800)745-
3000 or visit AdlerTheatre.com.
Thursday, March 8 – Lucky Plush
Productions’ Punk Yankees. An intimate and
innovative night of contemporary dance-
theatre, in a Hancher Auditorium presentation.
University of Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre. (E114
Halsey Hall, corner of Madison and Jefferson
streets, Iowa City). 7:30 p.m. $12.50-25. For
tickets and information, call (319)335-1160 or
visit http://www.Hancher.UIowa.edu.
Thursday, March 8, through Saturday,
March 10 – Legends of Russian Ballet. Touring
company led by world-renowned director/
choreographer Yuri Grigorovich, showcasing
selections from classics including Swan
Lake, Don Quixote, Le Spectre de la Rose, and
Chopiniana. Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street,
Davenport). Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m.; Saturday
3 p.m. $32-152. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or
visit AdlerTheatre.com.
COMEDY
Thursday, March 1 – Etta May’s White
Trash Diary. All-new stand-up with the famed
comedienne. Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828
Third Avenue, Rock Island). 7 p.m. $20-25. For
tickets and information, call (309)786-7733
extension 2 or visit Circa21.com.
Saturday, March 3, through Saturday, March
17 – Cross-Country Comedy Competition.
Stand-up-comedy contest with weekly
preliminaries on Saturdays and finals on March 31,
with the grand-prize winner receiving $1,000 and
a booking at this fall’s Iowa Comedy Festival. Circa
’21 Speakeasy (1818 Third Avenue, Rock Island).
8 p.m. $5. For information, call (309)786-7733
extension 2 or visit C4Comedy.com.
EVENTS
Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March
4 – Antique Spectacular. Annual antiques
and collectibles festival featuring more than 70
distributors. QCCA Expo Center (2621 Fourth
Avenue, Rock Island). Friday 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $7 admission
good for all three days. For information, call
(309)788-5912 or visit QCCAExpoCenter.com.
Saturday, March 3 – Wine at the Warehouse.
Appetizers and a casual tasting of some of the best
wines available in the Quad Cities, in a fundraiser
for the annual St. Ambrose University Wine Festival.
Dimitri Wine & Spirits (1735 West Third Street,
Davenport). 4 p.m. $45. For information and to
reserve, call (563)333-6290 or visit SAU.edu/alumni.
Wednesday, March 14, through Saturday,
March 17 – Gathering of the Green. Conference
dedicated to John Deere antique two-cylinder
and New Generation tractor and implement
restorers, collectors, and enthusiasts, featuring
historical and technical workshops, vendors
offering John Deere-related items, an auction,
and more. Davenport RiverCenter (136 East Third
Street, Davenport). For information, call (815)910-
2500 or visit GatheringOfTheGreen.com.
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ThuMar 22.
Publisher, with instructor N. VanSpeybroeck; use
Publisher’s wizards and design elements to create
professional looking marketing materials such as a one
page flyer, booklet, newsletter or cards; $93; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL,
http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 8:30am Fri Mar 23.
Junior PreviewVisit, high-school juniors are invited
to campus to learn more about admissions and financial
aid, take a tour, and have lunch on campus; free; for
information, contact Randall Goblirsch at 563-333-6461 or
GoblirschRandallA@sau.edu., Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 9am Fri Mar 23.
CertifiedPublic Manager ProgramStart, the Certified
Public Manager (CPM) program is the nationally recognized
designation for public sector professionals; $3,500; for
information, contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@
sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing Studies & Conference
Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/pd, 8:30am MonMar 26.
CreatingPhotobookwithDigital Pictures, with
instructor N. VanSpeybroeck; create a photobook, quickly
and easily, using your Shutterfly account that you opened
in the Sharing Photos Online class; $16; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, http://
www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 12:15pm MonMar 26.
There’s aLadyOnThePhone&SheWantsToKnow
About??? - Water Gardens &More!, Jackie Allsup provides
the correct answers to questions regarding water gardens
and goldfish & koi keeping, so that you’ll know what to
tell others; she’ll go over the most common questions/
problems and answer any new ones you may have been
asked in the past; $3-5; for information, call 309-756-9978,
Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm MonMar
26.
Water Gardens &More, for information, call 563-359-
7577, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan,
IL, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Mon
Mar 26.
PastureManagement, a program in the University of
Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; improve,
manage and efficiently utilize your pastures through
some simple principles of pasture management that will
be presented in this webinar; $3-5; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, Mercer County Extension, 2106
SE 3rd St., Aledo, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 1pm ThuMar 29.
PastureManagement, a program in the University of
Illinois Extension’s Small Farms Webinar Series; improve,
manage and efficiently utilize your pastures through
some simple principles of pasture management that will
be presented in this webinar; $3-5; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension,
321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 1pm ThuMar 29.
Commercial &PrivatePesticideApplicatorTesting,
free; for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 10am Fri Mar 30.
April
Don’t BlameThePlant!, Martha Smith discusses
weather, poor planting, impossible growing sites, and
the silly things people occasionally do to plants; $3-5;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County
Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://dbs.extension.
iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm MonApr 2.
OrganizingYour Files &Folders, with instructor N.
VanSpeybroeck; organize your computer files by creating
folders, moving and copying files into folders and creating
shortcuts; $14; for information and to register, call 309-
796-8237, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills,
8:45am MonApr 2.
Wilton Decorating Course: Flowers & Cake Design,
Mondays thru Apr. 23; explore sophisticated ways to
bring your cakes and desserts to life as you learn to create
icing flowers such as pansies, lilies and the Wilton Rose;
discover the secrets of arranging them in a beautifully
balanced cake-top bouquet; $40; for information and to
register, call 309-345-3501, Sustainable Business Center,
En Season, 2900 W. Main St., Galesburg, IL, http://www.
sandburg.edu, 6pm Mon Apr 2.
ManagingProject Quality, Procurement andRisk,
thru Apr. 5; learn to identify, assess and actively manage
risks by developing strategies for responding to them, and
countering their effects; $995; for information, contact
Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
Continuing Studies & Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/pd, 8:30am TueApr 3.
How to Use OverDrive to Download eBooks
and More, learn how to download free eBooks and
audiobooks onto your portable reading or audio device
with the library’s Overdrive digital books subscription;
bring your Rock Island Library card, device, owner’s
manual and a laptop, if you have one; for in formation, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
6pm Tue Apr 3.
ExploringEngineering, for high-school and
community-college students; enjoy pizza and speak with
engineering professionals, faculty and students; bring a
friend or your parents and find out about your future in
engineering, including industrial, chemical, mechanical
and bio-medical engineering; free; for information, contact
Jodi Prosise at 563-333-6485 or engineering@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 5:30pm WedApr 4.
First Responder Contact inChildAbuse
Investigation, the objective of this course is to assist
attendees to recognize and summarize signs and
symptoms of child abuse; it will also help law enforcement
officers to determine if a violation of criminal law occurred
and how best to process; $150; for information and to
register, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S
Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu,
8am WedApr 4.
Time-SavingTips for Word2007, with instructor N.
VanSpeybroeck; increase productivity by finding short
cuts that transform your files into impressive, professional-
looking documents; discover how to use the great new
features including themes, styles, galleries and Quickparts;
Create cover pages, watermarks, and headers/footers;
Find out how to customize your Quick Access Toolbar to
contain buttons for the commands you use most; $45; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk
College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 8:30am
ThuApr 5.
CASI Computer Class, thru Apr. 12; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonApr 9.
CommonTreeMistakes &TreeQ&A, Brian Jay advises
you on what to do and what not to do to keep your trees
in tiptop shape, and answer any tree-related questions you
may have; $3-5; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://
dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm MonApr 9.
Junior PreviewVisit, high-school juniors are invited
to campus to learn more about admissions and financial
aid, take a tour, and have lunch on campus; free; for
information, contact Randall Goblirsch at 563-333-6461 or
GoblirschRandallA@sau.edu., Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 9am WedApr 11.
BeginningLightroomfor theDigital Photographer,
with instructor L. Maxwell; learn about Lightroom’s photo-
adjustment features to enhance your photos, solutions
for organizing and cataloging your images plus printing,
slide shows, and more; $28; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College Outreach Center,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu/computerskills, 5pm ThuApr 12.
Getting Your Family Organized with a Free Shared
Calendar System, with instructor N. VanSpeybroeck;
learn how to use a free online organizer that helps busy
families keep up with appointments, shopping and “to
do”lists, coordinate home and work schedules, and share
favorite memories, all in one place; $27; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8237, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, http://
www.bhc.edu/computerskills, 5:30pm Thu Apr 12.
Junior PreviewVisit, high-school juniors are invited
to campus to learn more about admissions and financial
aid, take a tour, and have lunch on campus; free; for
information, contact Randall Goblirsch at 563-333-6461 or
GoblirschRandallA@sau.edu., Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 9am Sat Apr 14.
CASI Computer Class, thru Apr. 19; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonApr 16.
GrowIt! CookIt! BakeIt!, learn how to take the
bounty from your garden and turn it into lovingly home-
cooked meals; Cathy Lafrenz shares some of her favorite
homegrown recipes, including spinach bisque soup, herb
bread and a dessert using a home canned product; $3-5;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County
Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, http://dbs.extension.
iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm MonApr 16.
How to Use OverDrive to Download eBooks
and More, learn how to download free eBooks and
audiobooks onto your portable reading or audio device
with the library’s Overdrive digital books subscription;
bring your Rock Island Library card, device, owner’s
manual and a laptop, if you have one; for in formation,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 1:30pm Wed Apr 18.
SearchingtheInternet, for information, call 309-732-
7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 11:30am
TueApr 17.
E-mail Basics, for information, call 309-732-7341, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 2am ThuApr 19.
SitingandPermittingWindFarms inIllinois
– Lessons LearnedfromLocal Officials, a tele-institute
course presented by the University of Illinois Extension
Local Government Information & Education Network
and the Illinois Association of County Board Members
and Commissioners; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 3pm
ThuApr 19.
Arrest andControl Tactics for LawEnforcement,
the course will be physical in nature and the individual
participating should get advice from a physician prior
to completing the course; $150; for information and to
register, call 309-345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S
Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu,
8am Fri Apr 20.
Junior PreviewVisit, high-school juniors are invited
to campus to learn more about admissions and financial
aid, take a tour, and have lunch on campus; free; for
information, contact Randall Goblirsch at 563-333-6461 or
GoblirschRandallA@sau.edu., Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 9am Fri Apr 20.
Girls’ Night Out, meet female engineering
professionals, recent graduates and students from St.
Ambrose University and learn more about these women
and their journey into engineering; free; for information,
contact Jodi Prosise at 563-333-6485 or engineering@sau.
edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 5:30pm Fri Apr 20.
Girls’ Overnight, come visit the campus for a night and
learn more about St. Ambrose University and Industrial
and Mechanical Engineering; free; for information, contact
Jodi Prosise at 563-333-6485 or engineering@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 8pm Fri Apr 20thru
Sat Apr 21.
What’s New In The Greenhouse?, Gwen Coobs will
share the latest and greatest information on new plants
varieties available for 2012; she’ll bring a few of her
favorites from years past as well and talk about how to
best utilize each plant in your container, garden, or yard;
plants will be available for sale; $3-5; for information, call
309-756-9978, Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar,
7pm Mon Apr 23.
Social Media, for information, call 309-732-7341, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 2am TueApr 24.
Files, Folders, &FlashDrives, for information, call
309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org,
11:30am ThuApr 26.
Grant WritingCertificateProgram, a comprehensive
certificate program that brings a wide array of
Events
Hancher Auditorium
March through May
P
erforming at the University of Iowa’s
Space/Place Theatre in the stage odyssey
Punk Yankees – a production that the Chicago
Reader called “tongue-in-cheek, subversive,
and best of all great fun” – the acrobatic
dancers of the Lucky
Plush company appear
as guests in Hancher
Auditorium’s springtime
visiting-artists lineup,
sharing their desire (as
stated on Hancher’s Web
page) “to make a wholly
original statement by
liberally borrowing
from other work.” And here I thought I was
the only one secretly doing that. But the
original and hugely entertaining treats in
Hancher’s spring season don’t end with that
March 8 Punk Yankees performance – heck,
they don’t even begin with it. On March 2,
in a concert at Riverdale’s Riverside Casino
& Golf Resort, Hancher presents an evening
with the masterful, chart-topping funk
musicians of Tower of Power, and four days
later, one of America’s premier instrumental
ensembles takes the Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts stage in March 6’s concert
with the Grammy-winning Los Angeles
Guitar Quartet. More Grammy-winners
will be on hand when the soaring gospel
stylings of the Soweto Gospel Choir fill the
Riverside Casino on March 27, while Iowa
City’s Englert Theatre will be alive with both
the afrobeat rhythms of Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
on March 31 and the saxophone-fueled magic
of jazz artist Dave Pietro on April 5. One of
Hancher’s recently commissioned theatrical
projects will have its public debut at Riverside
Theatre, when author Christopher Lewis
and the Working Group Theatre present
Mayberry (April 27 through 29), a work
exploring the impact of Iowa City’s increasing
African-American population. Geniality,
goofiness, and astonishing juggling tricks will
abound on May 20, when Iowa City High
School hosts the stage wizardry of Hancher
visiting artists The Gizmo Guys. And finally,
in a May 4 performance at Iowa City’s Zion
Lutheran Church, the Grammy-nominated
Enso String Quartet will demonstrate
the musical precision and athleticism that
led MusicWeb International to praise their
“playing that threatens the very limit of
technical possibility,” and their exciting output
that sounds “as though all the hounds of hell
were chasing them.” If the quartet needs a
fifth member to sit amongst them screaming,
“Aa-a-a-a-a-a-ah!!!!!!”, I’m their guy. For more
on the visiting artists in Hancher Auditorium’s
springtime lineup, visit http://www.Hancher.
UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz
Punk Yankees
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owns Clear Channel – among the largest
consolidations of radio stations.
Consider that the lion’s share of all
campaign funds is spent on media – billions
of dollars
these days. It
is obscene but
worth protecting
because it is
big business,
dwarfing
the average
individual
corporate spend
on advertising.
Forgetting any
1-percent agenda
for the moment, with whom do you think
the MSM’s loyalty will lie? Most definitely
with the highest bidder, and if the MSM can
contribute to the bottom line via content, well
that is just good business, in its corrupt view.
The politicians also greatly benefit,
regardless of political affiliation, because the
MSM controls the message for these chosen
individuals. The fact that the politicians make
the laws that allow for not only this collusion,
but for every other corporate subsidy, bailout,
exemption, variance, and favored status that
ultimately corrupts capitalism, deftly places
the success or failure of entire industries in the
hands of the 1 percent.
Most Americans are bitterly aware
of the MSM’s conspiracy to manipulate
American thought for myriad pre-defined
outcomes, whether elections, intervention
and war, legislation that would diminish
our constitutionally protected rights, social
and fiscal policy, militarism of our police
departments – the list is endless. For the 1-
percent agenda to succeed in these collective
goals, it is critical for the MSM to keep
Americans dumbed-down and married to
the Left-versus-Right political mentality. If
Americans ever wake up to the deception of
percent heap, so to speak. Central and world
banksters’ reach resembles a spider’s web,
enveloping countless interests at a time, which
includes sovereign nations’ finances, all the
while being instrumental in consolidating
control of resources into fewer and fewer
hands.
The MSM is the most egregious of all
the legs. Without the mass manipulation of
information across the “news” spectrum,
regardless of political bias, the corruption that
infects economies and politics would not be
possible.
The MSM’s mission as the Fourth Estate
and the people’s watchdog is to provide
the checks against such corruption via
investigation and dissemination of such news.
Those days are long gone thanks to legislative
permission to consolidate ownership of
media organizations. Such consolidation
would normally be considered a violation of
anti-trust laws. But like most of the legislative
and judicial permissions contrived from
either favored exemptions, administrative
procedural law, or the actual repeal of existing
laws, special interests – in this case media
organizations – are given legal dispensation
from the common laws in place that protect
we the people. This subversion is occurring
with profound regularity, quietly transforming
our republic as it was founded.
The MSM are corporations, too, whose
CEOs and majority owners are part of the 1
percent, including an elite group of national
editors, anchors, and publishers. What was
once thousands of independently owned
media companies is now a consolidation of
six umbrella corporate owners: AOL-Time
Warner-CNN, Disney-ABC, General Electric-
NBC-MSNBC-CNBC, Rupert Murdock-Fox
News-Fox Business, and Simon & Schuster-
CBS. These six mega-corporations own
hundreds of TV affiliates, radio stations,
magazines, and newspapers nationwide. Also
of note is Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, which
the single-party-posing-as-two-parties system,
it would seriously jeopardize the well-honed
machine of usurpation of both resources and
authority over those resources.
The 1 percent
is completely
nonpartisan.
There is no
Left-versus-
Right conflict
among them.
Left-versus-
Right is strictly
a strategy for
controlling
voters. We are
given a limited
choice, but a choice nonetheless, and by
making that choice at the polls, we absolve
ourselves of any additional responsibility for
what ensues. In fact, we eagerly blame the
same politicians we re-elect time and again,
always blaming one side or the other for the
troubles that both create.
It is a never-ending loop. But for the MSM,
regardless of the bias preferred, voters might
connect glaringly obvious dots regarding
today’s issues. Instead, we are bombarded with
memes, language, opinions, underreporting,
misreporting, and even fabricated reporting
– everything but comprehensive factual
reporting without bias – designed to confirm
whose fault it is: the other side’s, of course!
If truth be told, it is our own fault. We the
people are to blame for tolerating the MSM’s
manipulation masquerading as news. For how
much longer remains to be seen. At some
point, shame must set in and force us to recall
ourselves. Just pray it won’t be too late.
Critical thinkers need to get involved
with civics/politics, regardless of how
daunting it appears. Start at the local level
by quietly attending council and county-
supervisor meetings to observe, then share
your observations with others. Trust me,
the 1 percent is actively restructuring your
local governance with programming such
as Agenda 21 and America 2050, both of
which threaten your private-property rights.
(Recently, County Supervisor Larry Minard
denied the very existence of Agenda 21, even
though it is extremely well-documented and
is specifically opposed in his own party’s state
platform!)
If you can’t get involved civically with your
own local government, then you are a lost
American. My guess is many of you would
find it empowering, rewarding, and even fun on
some levels. If not for yourselves, then do it for
your children and grandchildren. What we the
people accomplish today civically/politically
will make all the difference for their future.
But as long as we remain divided along
Democrat and Republican lines, maintaining
our allegiance to this faux political system
– whose survival depends on that division
– America will continue to decline. The
leadership of the two parties has zero interest
in we the people. Its allegiance is to the 1
percent, whose agenda falsely promises those
individuals’ future prominence.
It is time to recommit to America’s republic
under the rule of law. (Have you said the
Pledge of Allegiance lately? Recall the phrase
“and to the republic for which it stands.”)
The single, overarching principle is that by
protecting an individual’s rights, everyone
else’s rights are automatically protected, too.
It is a bottom-up principle, starting with the
lowest common denominator – the individual.
Most other forms of government operate
to protect the rights of the group, whose
individual members’ rights are expendable
if the group requires it. This is often
accomplished via majority rule, best described
as democracy or mob rule, and is tyrannical
by its very nature. Which type of governance
do you advocate? Because this question is
at the core of how America will fare moving
forward.
Dennis Loftin’s valuable contextual program
notes.
War Requiem will be performed March 3 at
the Adler Theatre and March 4 at Augustana
College’s Centennial Hall. For more
information, visit QCSymphony.com.
Frederick Morden is a retired orchestra-music
director, conductor, composer, arranger,
educator, and writer who has served on the
executive board of the Conductors Guild.
This is genius at work here, a synthesis of
centuries of liturgical and artistic tradition
that coalesces into a plea from both the
living and the dead against what Scottish
poet Robert Burns called “man’s inhumanity
to man.” Britten has fashioned a work of
timeless significance, a requiem for every
fallen soldier, every grieved heart, and
everyone who wants to change our darker
nature. His goal in the Latin text is to offer
eternal rest for the souls of the dead, and in
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Combining both English and Latin, he
reveals his pacifist belief through a tenor
solo singing, “But they who love the greater
love, lay down their life: they do not hate”
– referring to the teachings of Christianity.
In the background, the choir softly sings,
“Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi” (“Lamb
of God, that takest away the sins of the
world”), and the music brings everything to
a resolute F-sharp-major cadence. The tenor
finishes the movement with a small codetta:
“Dona nobis pocem” (“Grant us peace”).
Peace for the Living and the Dead
by Frederick Morden
f.morden@mchsi.com
MUSIC
Continued From Page 3
Who is the “1 Percent”?
by Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com
Owen’s poetry to bring peace to the Earth for
the living.
If you’re a first-time War Requiem listener,
I strongly recommend the maestro’s “Inside
the Music” discussion in the Davenport Club
of the Hotel Blackhawk on Thursday, March
1, at 5:30 p.m. Also, in the concert hall an
hour before each performance, “Concert
Conversations” with Kai Swanson provide
astute information. In the printed program,
you’ll find the Latin-to-English translations
that provide a good performance map and
WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
It is time to recommit to
America’s republic under the
rule of law. (Have you said the
Pledge of Allegiance lately?
Recall the phrase “and to the
republic for which it stands.”)
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competencies supporting the art of grant writing and
management; $999; for information, contact Jennifer Prinz
at 563-441-9950 or pd@sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing
Studies & Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu/pd, 9am ThuApr 26.
HowtoUseOverDrivetoDownloadeBooks and
More, learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks
onto your portable reading or audio device with the
library’s Overdrive digital books subscription; bring your
Rock Island Library card, device, owner’s manual and a
laptop, if you have one; for in formation, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm MonApr
30.
May & June
PlanningandManagingConstructionProjects, thru
May 3; an experienced project manager will instruct you in
initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling,
and then closing-out construction projects; $995; for
information, contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or
pd@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University Continuing Studies &
Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/pd, 8:30am TueMay1.
Engineering Showcase, current St. Ambrose
engineering students will showcase work completed
during the 2011-12 academic year; free; for information,
contact Jodi Prosise at 563-333-6485 or engineering@
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 3pm Wed
May 2.
CASI Computer Class, thru May 10; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonMay7.
IllinoisVehicleCodeRefresher, designed to give
officers a general up-to-date overview of current traffic
laws; traffic laws broken down to their component
elements to ensure students understand how and when
they apply; $150; for information and to register, call 309-
345-3501, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.sandburg.edu, 8am WedMay9.
CASI Computer Class, thru May 17; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonMay14.
Project Management: Planning, Execution, and
Control, thru May 17; a project-ready tool kit for initiating,
planning, executing, monitoring and controlling,
and closing out projects within a practical system of
professional project management; $995; for information,
contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@sau.edu, St.
Ambrose Continuing Studies & Conference Center, 1950
E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/pd, 8:30am
TueMay15.
CookingwithYour HometownHarvest, learn
delicious recipes using local ingredients; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Hy-Vee Devils Glen, 2900 Devils Glen
Rd, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 2pm
Sat May19.
CASI Computer Class, thru June 7; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonJun4.
ManagingProject Communication, thru June
7; tools and approaches for influencing outcomes,
negotiating results and managing conflicts; learn to
recognize negotiation styles, including your own; $995; for
information, contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-9950 or pd@
sau.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing Studies & Conference
Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/pd, 8:30am TueJun5.
SCHOLARSHIPS
RockIslandArsenal WelcomeClubScholarship
Availability, interested applicants may download an
application from the RIAWC Web-Site, and they also
available at the RIAWC Arsenal Attic on Tuesdays or
Thursdays from 10am-3pm and the School Support
Services Office in Building 110; for information, contact
Sharon De Frieze at 309-799-5421 or e-mail Sharon@qcalm.
org, Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club, P.O. Box 3186, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.riawc.org, ThuMar 1thruThuMar
15.
Genesis NursingScholarships Available, thru Mar.
24; Genesis will again be offering $10,000 scholarships
for college students who are enrolled in four-year BSN
programs; recipients are required to complete their first
year of college by June 30; scholarship recipients are
required to work two years at Genesis Medical Center,
Davenport or Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus in
Silvis, Ill. following graduation from a BSN program; for
information, call Mary Gaetz-Scholtz at 563-421-6864 or
send e-mail to scholarships@genesishealth.com, Genesis
Medical Center, 1230 E Rusholme St, Davenport, IA, http://
www.genesishealth.com, ThuMar 1thruSat Mar 24.
CLASSES
AquaCombo, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; a moderate
to high-intensity class on Tuesdays and Thursdays; $6
per visit or $57-61 for a 20-visit pass; for information, call
309-796-5601, BHC Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 6pm ThuMar 1thru
ThuJun7.
ChairYogawithKarenStollon, on Thursdays; postures
are taught while seated in a chair or holding onto one
for support in other poses; this supportive, gentle class
offers movement for the restricted; $12; for information,
call 309-764-YOGA, Indigo, A Creative Approach to Fitness
& Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.
indigowellness.info, 6pm ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
Zumba, on Thursdays; get your jam on, feel the beat,
and have a blast getting healthy; $6/class, first class is free;
for information, call 309-798-0279 or e-mail zumbajulie@
gmail.com, QC SoDa Dance Studio, 1502 6th Ave., Moline, IL,
http://www.qcsoda.com, 5:30pm ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
ZumbaGold, on Thursdays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
9:45am ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
Yoga, at 8 & 9:30am on Fridays, with instructor
Michelle Campbell; $12 drop-in classes, $95/10-class
pass; for information, call 563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf,
3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
davenportschoolofyoga.com, 8am Fri Mar 2thruFri Jun1.
AquaMotion, a moderate-intensity class on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays; no swimming experience is
necessary; $6 per visit or $57-61 for a 20-visit pass; for
information, call 309-796-5601, BHC Community Aquatic
Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu,
11am Fri Mar 2thruWedJun6.
GentleExerciseClass, on Mondays, Wednesdays, &
Fridays; $2 for CASI members; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 9am Fri
Mar 2thruWedJun6.
SimplyMeditateSunday: Buddhist Meditation,
on Sundays; a brief overview of how to do a breathing
meditation, followed by a 10-minute guided breathing
meditation, and an additional 10 minutes allowed for
personal meditation; $5; for information, call 563-322-1600
or e-mail info@mediateiniowa.org, Lamrim Kadampa
Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
meditateiniowa.org/simply-meditate, 11am SunMar 4
thruSunJun3.
Breathe, Move, &Be, on Mondays; weekly course
with an emphasis on the breath that will give participants
a vigorous practice to start the week; for information, call
309-764-YOGA, Indigo, A Creative Approach to Fitness
& Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.
indigowellness.info, 6:30pm MonMar 5thruMonMar 26.
ZumbaFitness, on Mondays; enjoy an exhilarating,
effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning
dance fitness-party; $36/6 weeks, $7/session; for
information and to register, call 563-742-5800, Trinity
Enrichment Center, 4622 Progress Dr. # A, Davenport, IA,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pm MonMar 5thruMon
Mar 26.
AquaZumba, on Mondays; a unique shallow water
class that blends cardio dance and water aerobics; $6
per visit or $57-61 for a 20-visit pass; for information, call
309-796-5601, BHC Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 6pm MonMar 5thru
MonJun4.
Buddhist MeditationClass, on Mondays; each class
provides explanations about how to meditate and a
guided breathing meditation; then an aspect of Buddhism
is explained, followed by another meditation; $5-$10; for
information, call 563-322-
1600, Lamrim Kadampa
Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
meditateiniowa.org, 6:45pm
MonMar 5thruMonJun4.
ChairYoga, on Mondays;
$30 for 6 sessions; $5; for
information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.
casiseniors.org, 1:30pm Mon
Mar 5thruMonJun4.
Revive&Restore,
on Mondays; this gentle/
restorative class includes a warm-up that awakens
& energizes the spine, a few standing poses to build
strength, postures for balance, and the last 30 minutes are
wonderful, restorative postures that use props to support
your body; $12; for information, call 309-764-YOGA, Indigo,
A Creative Approach to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.indigowellness.info, 4pm Mon
Mar 5thruMonJun4.
T’ai Chi for Arthritis, with instructor Erica Heinrichs;
start the 8-week sessions at any time; $32-40; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://
www.casiseniors.org, 4:30pm MonMar 5thruMonJun4.
Yoga, on Mondays, with instructor Michelle Campbell;
$12 drop-in classes, $95/10-class pass; for information, call
563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.davenportschoolofyoga.com,
6pm MonMar 5thruMonJun4.
Yoga, on Mondays; walk-ins welcome; bring a yoga
mat; $5; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org,
6:30pm MonMar 5thruMon
Jun4.
ZumbaBasic, on Mondays;
$5-6; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org,
10:30am MonMar 5thruMon
Jun4.
Yoga, on Tuesdays,
with instructor Michelle
Campbell; $12 drop-in classes,
$95/10-class pass; for information, call 563-322-5354,
DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.davenportschoolofyoga.com, 9:30am TueMar
6thruTueJun5.
MedicareQ&Aw/ SHIIP, on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
of the month; information and answers to Medicare
questions from a Senior Health Insurance Information
Program counselor; free; for information, call 563-421-
1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 9am
WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
SHIIP(Senior HealthInsuranceInformation
Program), on Wednesdays; free; for information, call
563-421-1096, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
9am WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
Yoga, on Wednesdays, with instructor Michelle Campbell;
$12 drop-in classes, $95/10-class pass; for information, call
563-322-5354, DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.davenportschoolofyoga.com,
Boyz II Men @ Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center – March 24
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8pm WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
ZumbaGold, on Wednesdays; $2 for CASI members;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://
www.casiseniors.org, 1pm WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
LECTURES & EVENTS
AshtangaYogaIntensives w/ GregTebb, Greg
will lead students through the full Primary Series of
Ashtanga Yoga (with hands-on adjustments), followed
by a techniques workshop on arm balances & the elusive
“jump-throughs”and “jump-backs”of vinyasas; $60; for
information and to register, call 309-764-9642, Indigo, A
Creative Approach to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th
Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.indigowellness.info, 5:30pm
Fri Mar 16.
AshtangaYogaIntensives w/ GregTebb, this
session will start with Greg leading students through
the full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga (with hands-on
adjustments), followed by a workshop on Pranayama
& Vedic Chanting (Mantra); $60; for information and to
register, call 309-764-9642, Indigo, A Creative Approach
to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, http://
www.indigowellness.info, 10:30am Sat Mar 17.
AshtangaYogaIntensives w/ GregTebb, Session II of
Saturday will begin with students being led through half
of the Primary Series as a warm-up before a workshop on
hands-on adjustments; while this class will be particularly
useful to teachers (and teachers-in-training), all who
practice can benefit from learning more these valuable
hands-on adjustment techniques; $60; for information and
to register, call 309-764-9642, Indigo, A Creative Approach
to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, http://
www.indigowellness.info, 3:30pm Sat Mar 17.
AshtangaYogaIntensives w/ GregTebb, the final
session of the weekend will begin with Greg leading
students through the full Primary Series as well as a few
postures from the Intermediate Series; the practice will be
followed by a techniques workshop on back-bending &
inversions; $60; for information and to register, call 309-764-
9642, Indigo, A Creative Approach to Fitness & Wellness,
LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL, http://www.indigowellness.
info, 3:30pm SunMar 18.
NutritionBefore, During, andAfter CancerTherapy,
a Trinity dietitian will discuss nutrient needs before,
during, and after cancer; information on common herbal
and vitamin supplements and antioxidants; free; for
information, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity
Regional Health System, 5pm ThuMar 29.
NutritionBefore, During, andAfter CancerTherapy,
a Trinity dietitian will discuss nutrient needs before,
during, and after cancer; information on common herbal
and vitamin supplements and antioxidants; free; for
information, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity
Regional Health System, 5pm ThuMay31.
GROUPS
LowVisionSupport Group, on the first Thu. of the
month; featuring piano music of the 30’s, 40’s, & 50’s with
Bonnie Walling, pianist; free; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 10am Thu
Mar 1thruThuJun7.
SymptomManagement Group, on Wednesdays; for
information, call 309-762-5433, The Project of the Quad
Cities, 2316 5th Ave, Moline, IL, http://www.apqc4life.org,
1pm WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
Caregivers Support Group, on the 2nd Mon. of
the month; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 11am MonMar
12thruMonMay14.
General MDASupport Group, on the 4th Wed. of the
month; for individuals and families affected by muscular
dystrophy; for information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th
Street Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, WedMar 28
thruWedMay23.
Grief Support Group, on the 4th Wed. of the month;
free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 9:30am WedMar 28thruWed
May23.
SERVICES
FreeColonCancerTestingKits Available, anyone 50
years old or older, or those with other factors associated
with an increased risk of colon cancer, are encouraged to
pick up and return a free colon cancer testing kit in the
Quad Cities during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Month; available while supplies last;, Genesis Medical
Center, 1230 E Rusholme St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
genesishealth.com, ThuMar 1thruSat Mar 31.
BloodPressureChecks byDr. LynnBoegler,
D.C., Mondays in the Fit-for-Life Fitness Center; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://
www.casiseniors.org, 11am MonMar 5thruMonJun4.
BloodDropBloodDrive, held in the gymnasium,
co-sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood
Center; to sign up for an appointment time, contact Pat
McKillip at 309-736-6635 or pmckillip@bethany-qc.org,
Bethany for Children & Families, 1202 W 3rd St, Davenport,
IA, http://www.bethany-qc.org, 11am TueApr 17.
March
GettingOut inFront, a symposium for educators
featuring international speaker Jamie McKenzie; topics
will include “Beyond Cut-and-Paste: Engaging Students
in Making Good New Ideas,”“Raising the Bar: Bringing the
Iowa/Common Core and 21st Century Skills Together,”
“Teaching Media Literacy in an Age of Wikilobbying, Spin,
Tabloid Journalism and the Photoshopping of Reality,”
and “Raising the Bar: Bringing the Iowa/Common Core
State Standards to Life”; $15-25; for information or to
register, contact Richard Robertson at 563=333-6332,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu, 8:30am ThuMar 1.
BritishTrenchExperienceinWorldWar I as Context
for thePoetryof WilfredOwen, lecture by George Eaton,
Arsenal Sustainment Command Historian, in the Caisson
Room, Building 60, down the hall from the Rock Island
Arsenal Museum, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL,
5:30pm Fri Mar 2.
WorldCanvass: Japan, a discussion of culture, history,
literature, language, politics and art, all surrounding this
international theme; free, Senate Chamber of the Old
Capitol, 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA, http://accents.
international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass, 5pm Fri Mar 2.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “War Requiem”concert, with the conductor and
guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931, ext
16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 3.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “War Requiem”concert, with the conductor and
guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931, ext
16, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 1pm SunMar 4.
MaoandtheImageof China, Past andPresent,
lecture with this year’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow,
writer, director, and East Asia expert Lee Feigon; free;
for information, contact Ryan Dye at 563-333-6389 or
DyeRyanD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 7pm WedMar 7.
TheUndergroundRailroadinEasternIowa,
Douglas W. Jones, archaeologist with the State Historic
Preservation office, will talk about recent research and
field work concerning the Iowa Freedom Trail Project;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorflibrary.com, 6:30pm ThuMar 8.
AllergyWars, learn how to battle indoor and outdoor
allergies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pm Sat Mar 10.
"It’s aDoozy": TheLife, Times &Automobiles
of GermanBorn&IowaRaisedFred&August
Duesenberg, automotive historian Bill Jepsen gives an
illustrated presentation on the history of the Duesenberg
brothers and the auto they developed in Iowa; followed by
a Q&A; free with $3-5 museum admission; for information,
call 563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712
W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pm Sat
Mar 10.
LeeandGrant DebatetheAmericanCivil War,
retired Judge Harry Bulkeley (as Grant) and actor Al
Stone (as Grant) discuss their participation and thoughts
about the most devastating war in United States history;
Q&A following; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 2:30pm Sat Mar 10.
SpiritualityforThoseWhoCarefor Earth, a
presentation by Father John Surette, SJ, for those hungry
to deepen the, Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park
Avenue, Davenport, IA, http://www.chmiowa.org, 7pm Sat
Mar 10.
Travelogue- Spectacular Lands andWondrous
Waters, on the 2nd Monday of the month; free for
members, $1 for non-members; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonMar 12.
EddyWeiss, Stormchaser, free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com,
9am TueMar 13.
WomenServingOur NationintheFirst andSecond
WorldWars, the Women’s History Month program is a
tribute to the contributions of women at the Rock Island
Arsenal, presented by Kris Leinicke, Director of the Rock
Island Arsenal Museum; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 2pm Tue
Mar 13.
Modesty: RethinkinganAncient Virtue, a
presentation in the Women’s and Gender Studies Tea
Hour Series, presented by Dr. Laura Hartman; free; for
information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@augstuana.
edu or 309-794-7721, Carlsson Evald Hall - Augustana
College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu, 4pm WedMar 14.
WombtoTomb: LifeCycleEvents andRites of
Passageat theChurch, an inter-religious discussion with
Imam Saad Baig, Rabbi Tamar Grimm, and Fr. Mike Schaab;
free; for information, contact Barb Roedel at 309-793-7356,
St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.cuqca.org, 7pm ThuMar 15.
DaveRamseyTotal MoneyMakeover Live! Simulcast,
Dave Ramsey shares a simple plan to stop financial worries
and struggles and be able to claim total financial fitness;
$39, Vineyard Church of Davenport, 2402 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.daveramsey.com/simulcast,
11:45am Sat Mar 17.
Talkof theTown, free for members, $2 for non-
members; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 11am WedMar 21.
AChallengingPeace: WrestlingwithViolenceand
Non-violenceintheBible, the Wilber Symposium on the
Christian Tradition and Non-violence presented by Micah
Kiel and Matthew Coomber of the St. Ambrose Theology
Department; free; for information, contact Rev. Brian Miclot
at 563-333-6129 or MiclotBrianJ@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 7pm ThuMar 22.
BackyardNaturalist, an introduction to the amazing
animals and plants in your backyard and neighborhood;
learn to identify and interact with the plants and creatures
around you; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 1pm Sat Mar 24.
EarlyLiteracyTips for Parents, learn simple ways to
help your child get ready to read; parents and caregivers
will receive materials they can take home to aid in the
promotion of literacy; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 7pm MonMar 26.
Eddie: Lincoln’s ForgottenSon, with Civil War scholar
Tom Emery; the program discusses several myths about
the Lincolns, and emphasizes their life in Illinois before the
White House; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 2pm TueMar 27.
PaddletotheAmazon, an audio-visual presentation
about classical guitarist Dana Starkell’s incredible two-year,
12,000-mile canoe journey from Canada to the Amazon
rainforest in Brazil; free; for information, contact Robyn
McVey at 309-796-5373 or mcveyr@bhc.edu, Black Hawk
College Theatre - Building 1, Room 306, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.edu, 11am TueMar 27.
TheUnitedStates andChina: Rivals or Partners in
Global ProblemSolving?, the Folwell Lecture in Political
Science and Pre-Law by Joel Glassman, PhD, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of International Studies,
and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of
Missouri-St. Louis; free; for information, contact Ryan Dye
at 563-333-6389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 7pm TueMar 27.
EarlyLiteracyTips for Parents, learn simple ways to
help your child get ready to read; parents and caregivers
will receive materials they can take home to aid in the
promotion of literacy; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm Thu
Mar 29.
Senior Day: FromIowatoTitanic, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com,
1:30pm ThuMar 29.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “Der Rosenkavalier”concert, with the conductor
and guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931,
ext 16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.qcsymphony.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 31.
April
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour
of highlights from the evening’s Quad City Symphony
Orchestra “Der Rosenkavalier”concert, with the conductor
and guest artists; free; for information, call 563-322-0931,
ext 16, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 1pm Sun
Apr 1.
AndréFenton, lecture with the professor of
neurobiology of cognition; free, University of Iowa, Iowa
City, IA, http://lectures.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm TueApr 3.
TheArab-Israeli Conflict: Part 1, presentation with Dr.
Art Pitz; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 6:30pm MonApr 9.
Travelogue- Spectacular Lands andWondrous
Waters, on the 2nd Monday of the month; free for
members, $1 for non-members; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm MonApr 9.
FrederickWeyerhaeuser’s Lumber Company
Beginnings inRockIsland, learn about logger baron and
library patron Weyerhaeuser’s beginnings in Coal Valley
and Rock Island, with a photo presentation by Gayle Rein;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 2pm TueApr 10.
ThePower toExclude: IrishandChineseinthe
WesternAmericanLabor Movement, 1869–1900, the
McCaffrey Lecture of Irish-American Studies by David
Emmons, Professor Emeritus of History, University of
Montana; free; for information, contact Ryan Dye at
563-333-6389 or DyeRyanD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu, 7pm TueApr 10.
TheTitanic: 100Years Later, learn about the famous
and not-so-famous individuals aboard the Titanic, the
luxuries on board, and the list of mistakes that led to the
historic disaster; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pm ThuApr 12.
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171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com)
©2012, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved.
Have a Peasant Day
Your answer to “Roseless,” the woman
bemoaning her boyfriend’s lack of “romantic
ambition,” hit a nerve with me. My wife of
19 years and I shared equally in raising our
three children. She only sort of “works” now,
but I do the home chores and all the cooking
– while running a very stressful business that
keeps her shopping habit afloat. She can buy
all the expensive shoes she wants; however,
like Roseless, she complains that I don’t buy
her flowers ... enough. I don’t write cute Post-
it notes. When I have grudgingly bought
flowers or left a note that I’m at the gym and
drawn a heart on it, I’ve been amazed at how
appreciative she’s been. Well, I resent this. I’ll
cook a gourmet meal or be under the sink
changing the garbage disposal, and I make
enough money to put us in the 1 percent, but
all that comes up short.
– Workhorse
You get no thanks for the 60-hour work
week, the cooking, the handyman-ing, but
scrawl a heart on a sticky note and ... you
da man. When the disposal’s on the fritz, it’s
got to be tempting to just write “xoxox” on
scratch paper and stick it in the drain. Toilet
overflowing? Shut the lid and slap a rose on
top.
Your wife’s longing for romantic trinket-ry
can be explained by a quote from evolutionary
psychologist Dr. David Barash: “Sperm are
cheap. Eggs are expensive.” This is shorthand
for the physiological differences between men
and women and the differing male and female
psychologies that evolved out of them. A man
can have sex with a woman and walk away,
but a single sex act can leave a woman with
mouths to feed. So, as I wrote to “Roseless,”
women evolved to seek commitment cues
from men – signs they’re emotionally
attached. Bringing home the bacon (and
gourmet-cooking it, too) is important, but
what’s essential to many women are all those
sweetie-pookie-wookie shows of affection. In
fact, you could say Hallmark is in the multi-
billion-dollar business of catering to female
evolutionary adaptations. So, do keep drawing
her those hearts and bunnies. “Want shoes
with that?” you growl to yourself. And yes, it
seems she does.
You’d like to point out that your chore wheel
is not a Ferris wheel. Or is it? You mention
that you’re in “the 1 percent.” If I were even in
the 5 percent, I’d hire people to do just about
everything for me except get out of bed. But
maybe you’re secretly into feeling superior,
so you keep silently slaving away and cling to
your resentment like it’s a pet.
The need to be right tends to be a stumbling
block to being happy. Your marriage would
probably be happier if you treated your
problem wife like a problem employee
(assuming you’d explain how he needs to
improve, not throw flowers on his desk and
storm out of his office in a huff). Take her to
dinner and tell her you love her but have been
feeling a little hurt. Tell her what you need:
regular notice of and thanks for all you do to
keep your life together running. Once you’re
feeling more appreciated, maybe you can ditch
some of your John of Arc routine. You’re rich!
Hire a handyman! Spend Saturday having
sexy time together in a swank hotel instead
of feeling morally superior that she’s out shoe
shopping and you’re under the sink snaking
gunk out of the drain.
Meek Her Want You
I know you tell men they must risk
rejection to get dates. I’m pathetically shy,
so I’m thinking of asking out this girl at
the gym by giving her my card and telling
her to call me if she wants to do something
sometime. Win-win for the shy guy?
– Lightweight
Your card will come in handy – if she needs
to fix her car’s CD player or pick something
out of her teeth. Women go out with men who
ask them out, and handing one a piece of card
stock with your phone number on it doesn’t
count as asking her out. But your shyness
doesn’t have to be a drawback. (Own it, baby!
“I am mouse, hear me squeak!”) On my radio
show, therapist Dr. Robert Glover suggested
approaching a woman with something like
“I’m actually kind of shy, but I had to come
talk with you ... .” Women are impressed by
authenticity. Chances are, a woman will be
especially impressed if you are not only open
about your shortcomings but flip the bird at
your fears to ask her out. Keep doing that and
you’ll soon become one of those smooth boys
who scores with women even while carrying
on conversations with their breasts. Well, okay,
maybe that’s over-promising a little. But you
can at least graduate from handing women
litter to asking their shoes to the movies.
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WorldCanvass: Global ScienceFiction, a discussion
of culture, history, literature, language, politics and art,
all surrounding this international theme; free, Senate
Chamber of the Old Capitol, 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA,
http://accents.international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass, 5pm
Fri Apr 13.
Jerusalem: Unitedor Divided?, presented by Dr.
Arthur Pitz, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the
Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6:30pm MonApr 16.
Chair of Catholic Studies Lecture, presented by Luke
Timothy Johnson, renowned scripture scholar and author,
and Robert R. Woodruff, professor of New Testament at
the Candler School of Theology, Emory University; free;
for information, contact Fr. Chuck Adam at 563-333-6151
or adamcharlesa@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 7pm TueApr 17.
Electrical theEmbryo: AnAlternativeGuideto
Pregnancy, a presentation in the Women’s and Gender
Studies Tea Hour Series, presented by Farah Marklevits;
free; for information, contact Keri Rursch at kerirursch@
augstuana.edu or 309-794-7721, Carlsson Evald Hall
- Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu, 4pm WedApr 18.
Talkof theTown, free for members, $2 for non-
members; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 11am WedApr 18.
TempleGrandin, lecture with the professor of animal
science and author of “Thinking in Pictures”; free, Iowa
Memorial Union Main Lounge - University of Iowa, 125 N.
Madison St., Iowa City, IA, http://lectures.uiowa.edu, 7:30pm
WedApr 18.
Agnes Schwartz, Holocaust survivor presents the
Geifman Endowment in Holocaust Studies lecture; free; for
information, call 309-793-1300, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.jfqc.org,
7pm MonApr 23.
BackyardNaturalist, an introduction to the amazing
animals and plants in your backyard and neighborhood;
learn to identify and interact with the plants and creatures
around you; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 1pm Sat Apr 28.
AlienWorlds: TheSearchfor LifeonExtra-Solar
Planets, presented by the University of Iowa’s Dr. Robert
Mutel; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 3pm Sat Apr 28.
TheArab-Israeli Conflict: Part 4, presentation with Dr.
Art Pitz; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 6:30pm MonApr 30.
May & June
WorldCanvass: Art andMemory, a discussion of
culture, history, literature, language, politics and art,
all surrounding this international theme; free, Senate
Chamber of the Old Capitol, 201 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA,
http://accents.international.uiowa.edu/worldcanvass, 5pm
Fri May4.
Christians inIsrael andtheArabWorld, presented
by Dr. Arthur Pitz, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of
the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6:30pm MonMay7.
Parent Sign, offers techniques and support to families
who want to use sign language with their pre-verbal
children; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm
MonMay14.
Travelogue- Spectacular Lands andWondrous
Waters, on the 2nd Monday of the month; free for
members, $1 for non-members; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 1pm Fri Mar 2thruWedJun6.
SewingUglyQuilts, on Mondays; no experience
necessary; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 8am MonMar 5thruMon
Jun4.
ShuffleboardClub, on Mondays; featuring free lessons
for those who have never played or would like a refresher;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 2:15pm MonMar 5thruMon
Jun4.
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org, 1pm Tue
Mar 6thruTueJun5.
Crocheting&Knitting, on Tuesdays; make hats,
scarves, & mittens for children and the homeless; beginners
taught, yarn donations accepted; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
12:30pm TueMar 6thruTueJun5.
FiresideKnitters, on Tuesdays; knit and crochet items
for various social organizations throughout the Quad Cities;
supplies provided; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pm TueMar 6
thruTueJun5.
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm WedMar 7thruWedJun6.
QCADYoungAdults’ Social Group, on Wednesdays;
for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm WedMar 7thru
WedJun6.
Monthly
QCADSpectrum, on the 1st Saturday of the month;
transgender social/support group meets on the 1st Sat. of
the month; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm Sat
Mar 3thruSat Jun2.
Davenport CityCouncil Committeeof theWhole,
on the 1st & 3rd (and occasional 5th) Wednesdays of the
month; Davenport City Hall, 226 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA,
5:30pm WedMar 7thruWedMay30.
QCADMen’s ComingOut Group, on the 2nd & 4th
Thursdays of the month; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave.,
Suite 308, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.
org, 7pm ThuMar 8thruThuMay24.
QCADDiningOUT, on the second Monday of the
month; meet at a designated restaurant and enjoy a meal
with QCAD friends; for information, call 309-786-2580,
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave.,
Suite 308, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.
org, 6:30pm MonMar 12thruMonMay14.
Civil Rights CommissionMeeting, on the 2nd
Tuesday of the month; Davenport City Hall, 226 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, 12pm TueMar 13thruTueMay8.
Committeeof theWhole, on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
of the month; Scott County Administration Building, 600
W 4th St, Davenport, IA, http://www.scottcountyiowa.
com/board, 8am TueMar 13thruTueMay22.
Bettendorf School BoardMeeting, on the 3rd
Monday of the month; Mississippi Bend AEA, 729 21st St,
Bettendorf, IA, 7pm MonMar 19thruMonMay21.
Gay&Gray, on the 3rd Monday of the month; join with
other LGBTQ seniors in a fun and supportive environment;
a place to meet other people like you, learn answers to
your questions about end-of-life issues, and connect
you to senior services in the area; for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcad-
outforgood.org, 7pm MonMar 19thruMonMay21.
GoldenWeddingClub, on the 3rd Tuesday of the
month; open to couples married 50+ years; eat lunch, play
cards, and socialize; $5-7; for information, call Elaine Eriksen
at 563-391-7427, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
4pm TueMar 20thruTueMay15.
QuadCities MacintoshUsers Group(QCMUG)
Meeting, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month; in the 2nd
floor Norm Kelinson Room; featuring a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or hardware,
and an “Open Forum”question and answer period where
members help other Macintosh users solve problems
and improve their computer skills; $20/year family
memberships, guests welcome, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://http://www.
qcmug.org, 6:30pm TueMar 20thruTueMay15.
QCADGayandGrayGroup, on the 4th Monday of the
month; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians
Affirming Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 7pm Mon
Mar 26thruMonMay28.
QCADOpenSew, group/class for quilting and other
sewing projects meets on the 4th Mon. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 6pm Mon Mar 26
thru Mon May 28.
March
Network@Night: ICONSMartini, enjoy a taco bar,
drinks, & networking; for information, call 563-823-2659,
ICONS Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island, IL, http://
thenetworkqc.com/events/55, 5:30pm ThuMar 1.
2012Chick-fil-ALeadercast RecapLunch&Learn,
featuring speaker Erin Gruwell, renowned teacher whose
unique teaching method led to the publication of “The
Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used
Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around
Them”; $10; for information or to register, call Marcia at 563-
322-2065 or email Marcia@resultsimc.com, St. Ambrose
University Professional Development Center, 1950 E. 54th
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.qcleadercast.com, 12pm
Fri Mar 2.
QuadCities Computer SocietyMeeting, Melissa
Brown from the Deere Harvester Community Credit Union
(DHCU) will speak on the topic “Convenience and Security
with Online Banking”; open to the public; for information,
call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL, http://www.
qcs.org, 7pm MonMar 5.
Kiwanis BoardMeeting, for information, call 563-344-
4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 5:15pm
MonMar 52.
Familyof Natives Spirits Meeting, with a program on
“Six Herbs and Oils for Health”presented by Helen Buckley
and Barb Metsa; 6pm snacks, 6:30pm program, 7:30pm
business meeting; Natives and non-Natives who respect
and honor the history, culture, and traditions of the Native
American people are welcome; free; for information, call
309-764-6107, Church of Peace, 1114 12th St, Rock Island,
IL, 6pm TueMar 6.
29thAnnual EasternIowaHayProducers Association
Annual MeetingandConference, this year’s conference
features Dr. Geoff Brink, Research Agronomist at the US Dairy
Forage Research Center, with the presentation “Growing,
Harvesting, and Storing Cool-Season Perennial Grasses”;
Brink will discuss management practices to get the most
from often-neglected forage that is experiencing resurgence
in interest; 10am registration, 10:30 conference; $30; for
information, contact Denise Schwab at dschwab@iastate.
edu or Kevin Brown at brofarm@windstream.net or 563-872-
4475, Buzzy’s, 414 Main St, Welton, IA, 10am ThuMar 8.
QuadCityAudubonSocietyMembershipMeeting,
Mary Lou Petersen will speak on “Listing, A Birding
Obsession”; free to the public; for information, contact
Brent Langley at 309-799-7192, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, 7pm ThuMar 8.
WomeninLeadershipEvent: Transformative
Leadership, featuring International Education and
Michael McDonald @ Riverside Casino &
Event Center – May 26
1pm MonMay14.
Talkof theTown, free for members, $2 for non-
members; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
http://www.casiseniors.org, 11am WedMay16.
Parent Sign, offers techniques and support to families
who want to use sign language with their pre-verbal
children; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://
www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pm ThuMay17.
ThePalestinianUnilateral Declarationof Statehood:
Will it LeadtoPeaceor Conflict?, a lecture on conflict
in the Middle East by Dr. Art Pitz, presented with support
from the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm TueMay22.
2012Midwest Small Business Government
ContractingSymposium, featuring power speakers,
matchmaking, industry briefings, a marketplace,
evening networking socials, a golf outing, and more; for
information, call 309-764-2000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, Wed
May23.
BackyardNaturalist, an introduction to the amazing
animals and plants in your backyard and neighborhood;
learn to identify and interact with the plants and creatures
around you; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 1pm Sat May26.
CanIsrael NegotiatewithanyPalestinian
Government?, a lecture on conflict in the Middle East
by Dr. Art Pitz, presented with support from the Jewish
Federation of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
TueMay29.
StephenFoster andtheRiseof AmericanMusic,
Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Chris Vallillo
presents the music of Stephen Foster and explores his
impact on American culture; free; for information, call
309-732-323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
TueJun5.
Weekly
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
1pm ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
Independent Scholars’ Evening, on Thursdays; the
evenings are for the presentation of area scholars’ ongoing
work; snacks and a cash bar available; free; for information,
call 309-762-9202, e-mail qcinstitute@sbcglobal.net,or
visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Art-
Gallery/190686381317, Moline Commercial Club, 513b
16th St, Moline, IL, http://www.facebook.com/pages/
The-Institute-for-Cultural-and-Healing-Traditions-
Ltd/109523579139747, 7pm ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
TheProject WeeklyDinners, on Thursdays; weekly
dinner with friends from the Project of the Quad Cities; $6;
for information, call 309-762-5433 or e-mail info@apqc4life.
org, Connections Nightclub, 822 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.apqc4life.org, 5pm ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
Wii Game, Mondays thru Fridays; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
8am ThuMar 1thruThuJun7.
Bingo, on Fridays; 50 cents plus cards; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
12:30pm Fri Mar 2, 12:30pm Fri Mar 9thruFri Jun1.
QCADDrop-inforTeens, on Fridays; for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1705 2nd Ave., Suite 308, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
qcaffirmingdiversity.org, 6:30pm Fri Mar 2thruFri Jun1.
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.org,
12:30pm Fri Mar 2thruMonJun4.
Pinochle, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, &
Fridays; $2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
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when your pioneering probes are directed
primarily inward. In my astrological opinion,
you’re currently more suited for the latter kind of
research. If you agree with me, here’s one tack you
might want to take: Take an inventory of all your
inner voices, noticing both the content of what
they say and the tone with which they say it.
Some of them may be chatty and others shy;
some blaring and others seductive; some nagging
and needy and others calm and insightful.
Welcome all the voices in your head into the
spotlight of your alert attention. Ask them to step
forward and reveal their agendas.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January
19): The Oxford English Dictionary, an
authority on the state of the English
language, adds an average of two new words
every day. In the coming weeks, Capricorn, I’d
like to see you expand your capacity for self-
expression with equal vigor. According to my
reading of the astrological omens, you’re due for
an upgrade in your vocabulary, your clarity, and
your communication skills. Here’s one of the
OED’s fresh terms, which would be a good
addition to your repertoire: “bouncebackability,”
the ability to recover from a setback or to
rebound from a loss of momentum.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February
18): We turn to Dr. Seuss for help in
formulating your horoscope this week. He told a
story of dining in a restaurant with his uncle, who
was served a popover, which is a puffy muffin
that’s hollow on the inside. “To eat these things,”
said his uncle, “you must exercise great care. You
may swallow down what’s solid, but you must spit
out the air!” Drawing a lesson from these wise
words, Dr. Seuss concluded, “As you partake of
the world’s bill of fare, that’s darned good advice
to follow. Do a lot of spitting out the hot air. And
be careful what you swallow.” I expect your
coming week will be successful, Aquarius, if you
apply these principles.

PISCES (February 19-March 20): You
should be like a rooster, Pisces: dispensing
wake-up calls on a regular basis. You
should be nudging people to shed their torpor and
shake themselves out of their stupor. What’s your
personal version of “Cock-a-doodle-doo!”? It
shouldn’t be something generic like “Open your
eyes!” or “Stop making excuses!” Come up with
attention-grabbing exclamations or signature
phrases that no intelligent person can possibly
ignore or feel defensive about. For example: “Let’s
leap into the vortex and scramble our trances!”?

Homework: Your imagination is the single most
important asset you possess. Listen to the podcast:
http://bit.ly/YourProphecy.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY by Rob Brezsny
Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny's
EXPANDED WEEKLY AUDIO HOROSCOPES
& DAILY TEXT MESSAGE HOROSCOPES
The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at
1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700
LEO (July 23-August 22): L.A. Weekly
praised the music of drone-noise band
Barn Owl. Its review said that the
listening experience is “akin to placing your ear
against the Dalai Lama’s stomach and catching the
sound of his reincarnation juices flowing.” That
sounds a bit like what’s ahead for you in the
coming week, Leo: getting the lowdown on the
inner workings of a benevolent source ... tuning in
to the rest of the story that lies behind a seemingly
simple, happy tale ... gathering up revelations
about the subterranean currents that are always
going on beneath the surface of the good life. It’s
ultimately all positive, although a bit complicated.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
In the coming days, you could do a lot
to develop a better relationship with
darkness. And no, I don’t mean that you should
do bad things and seek out negativity and be
fascinated with evil. When I use that word
“darkness,” I’m referring to confusing mysteries
and your own unconscious patterns and the
secrets you hide from yourself. I mean the
difficult memories and the parts of the world that
seem inhospitable to you and the sweet dreams
that have lost their way. See what you can do to
understand this stuff better, Virgo. Open yourself
to the redemptive teachings it has for you.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22):
Sister Jessica, a character in Frank
Herbert’s Dune books, says, “The greatest and
most important problems of life cannot be solved.
They can only be outgrown.” I encourage you to
use that theory as your operative hypothesis for
the foreseeable future. Here are some specific
clues about how to proceed: Don’t obsess on your
crazy-making dilemma. Instead, concentrate on
skillfully doing the pleasurable activities that you
do best. Be resolutely faithful to your higher
mission and feed your lust for life. Slowly but
surely, I think you’ll find that the frustrating
impediment will be drained of at least some of its
power to lock up your energy.

SCORPIO (October 23-November
21): A few years ago, the Hong Kong
company Life Enhance sold briefs and
boxer shorts that were supposedly designed by a
master practitioner of feng shui. On the front of
every garment was an image of a dragon, which
the Chinese have traditionally regarded as a lucky
symbol. To have this powerful charm in contact
with your intimate places increased your vital
force – or so the sales rap said. By my estimates,
Scorpio, you’re not going to need a boost like that
in the coming weeks. Without any outside aids
whatsoever, your lower furnace will be generating
intense beams of magical heat. What are you
going to do with all that potent mojo? Please
don’t use it on trivial matters.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-
December 21): There are times in
your life when you do a lot of
exploring in the outer world, and other times
ARIES (March 21-April 19): At one
point in his book The Divine Comedy,
the Italian poet Dante is traveling
through purgatory on his way to paradise.
American poet T.S. Eliot describes the scene:
“The people there were inside the flames
expurgating their errors and sins. And there was
one incident when Dante was talking to an
unknown woman in her flame. As she answered
Dante’s questions, she had to step out of her flame
to talk to him, until at last she was compelled to
say to Dante, ‘Would you please hurry up with
your questions so I can get on with my burning?’”
I bring this to your attention, Aries, because I love
the way you’ve been expurgating your own errors
and sins lately. Don’t let anything interfere with
your brilliant work. Keep burning ’til you’re done.
(Source: “A New Type of Intellectual:
Contemplative Withdrawal & Four Quartets,” by
Kenneth P. Kramer.)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you’ve
been holding yourself back in any way,
Taurus, now’s the time to unlock and
unleash yourself. If you have been compromising
your high standards or selling yourself short, I
hope you will give yourself permission to grow
bigger and stronger and brighter. If you’ve been
hiding your beauty or hedging your bets or
rationing your access to the mother lode, you
have officially arrived at the perfect moment to
stop that nonsense.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the cult
blaxploitation film The Human Tornado,
the main character Dolemite brags
about his prowess. “I chained down thunder and
handcuffed lightning!” he raves. “I used an
earthquake to mix my milkshake! I eat an
avalanche when I want ice cream! I punched a
hurricane and made it a breeze! I swallowed an
iceberg and didn’t freeze!” This is the way I want
to hear you talk in the coming week, Gemini.
Given the current astrological configurations, you
have every right to. Furthermore, I think it’ll be
healthy for you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Astrologer Antero Alli theorizes that
the placement of the sign Cancer in a
person’s chart may indicate what he or she tends
to whine about. In his own chart, he says, Cancer
rules his ninth house, so he whines about
obsolete beliefs and bad education and stale
dogmas that cause people to shun firsthand
experience as a source of authority. I hereby
declare these issues to be supremely honorable
reasons for you to whine in the coming week. You
also have cosmic permission to complain
vociferously about the following: injustices
perpetrated by small-minded people; short-
sighted thinking that ignores the big picture; and
greedy self-interest that disdains the future. On
the other hand, you don’t have clearance to whine
about crying babies, rude clerks, or traffic jams.


STEM Expert Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall on the topic
“Transformative Leadership: It’s an Inside Job”; $20-25,
Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, http://www.asktwc.com, 12pm ThuMar 8.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, with a
program by Niabi Zoo Director Mark Ryan on “What’s New
at the Zoo?”; menu: meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy,
peas and carrots, roll and butter, apple pie; $6.50/meal;
RSVP at 309-786-5293, First Baptist Church of Rock Island,
3020 30th St, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 11:30am MonMar 12.
Network@Noon: LeadershipDevelopment &Public
Speaking, sponsored by Scott Community College; a guest
speaker from the Toastmasters will teach you to heighten
your skills when speaking during business meetings,
events, and to large groups; $10-20; for information and to
register, call 563-823-2659, Kahl Educational Center, 326 W.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, http://thenetworkqc.com/events/57,
11:45am TueMar 13.
Knittingfor Peace, for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm TueMar
13.
WorldAffairs Council/WorldCommunityInstitute
Meeting: Ireland, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 7pm
TueMar 20.
WomeninLeadershipEvent: Networkingand
Collaboration, featuring President of St. Ambrose
University Sr. Joan Lescinski on the topic “Networking and
Collaboration: Why Women Make Great Leaders”; $20-25,
Geneva Golf & Country Club, 3100 Bidwell Rd., Muscatine,
IA, http://www.asktwc.com, 12pm ThuMar 22.
ISUScott CountyExtensionCouncil Meeting, for
information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension,
875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm TueMar 27.
April & May
Kiwanis BoardMeeting, for information, call 563-344-
4191, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 5:15pm
MonApr 2.
QuadCities Computer SocietyMeeting, on the 1st
Mon. of the month; for information, call 309-764-5570 or
e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, http://www.qcs.org, 7pm MonApr 2,
thru MonJun4.
Familyof Natives Spirits Meeting, make leather
medicine bags, with all leather and additional supplies
provided; 6pm snacks, 6:30pm program, 7:30pm business
meeting; Natives and non-Natives who respect and honor
the history, culture, and traditions of the Native American
people are welcome; $1 donation appreciated; for
information, call 309-764-6107, Church of Peace, 1114 12th
St, Rock Island, IL, 6pm TueApr 3.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, with
Mike Oberhaus, Rock Island Superintendent of Schools;
menu: ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, roll and
butter, cherry pie; $6.50/meal; RSVP at 309-786-5293, First
Baptist Church of Rock Island, 3020 30th St, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 11:30am MonApr 9.
2012Chick-fil-ALeadercast RecapLunch&Learn,
featuring speaker Seth Godin, entrepreneur, public speaker,
and author of numerous bestsellers; $10; for information
or to register, call Marcia at 563-322-2065 or email Marcia@
resultsimc.com, St. Ambrose University Professional
Development Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.qcleadercast.com, 12pm Fri Apr 13.
WorldAffairs Council/WorldCommunityInstitute
Meeting: Korea, for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorflibrary.com, 7pm
TueApr 24.
Knittingfor Peace, for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm TueMay8.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, with Joe
Payne, editor of The Radish magazine; menu: barbeque
pork, cole slaw, baked beans, buns, Dutch apple pie;
$6.50/meal; RSVP at 309-786-5293, First Baptist Church
of Rock Island, 3020 30th St, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
rockislandlibrary.org, 11:30am MonMay14.
WorldAffairs Council/WorldCommunityInstitute
Meeting, for information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
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February 16 Answers: Page 32
ACROSS
1. Movie
4. Ideal places
9. Books pro: Abbr.
12. Hits, in a way
17. Concerning: 2 wds.
19. Candidate in ‘92 and ‘96
20. Bludgeon
21. Ocean anagram
22. Lysacek or Longoria
23. Girl in “West Side Story”
24. Hero or heroine
25. Divided
26. Start of a quip by Conan
O’Brien: 2 wds.
28. Part 2 of quip: 3 wds.
31. Like some nights
33. Trees
34. Spec _
35. _ pendens
36. Come together
37. Party’s aftermath
39. B-F link
40. Through
43. Tech giant
44. Part 3 of quip: 4 wds.
49. Display
51. First-rate
52. Angers affirmative
53. Kind of drug
54. Miss. neighbor
55. OT book
57. Carpus
59. Drainage problem
60. Not bad: Hyph.
62. Midway alternative
63. A cubic meter
64. Spread
67. Part 4 of quip: 2 wds.
71. Checks
72. Excellence, to Homer
73. Functional
74. “I could _ _ horse”
76. Gasp
77. Uproar
78. Wall Street event
80. Seats with kneelers
84. Closed curves
86. _ cit.
87. Charm or charter: abbr.
88. Minor match
90. Part 5 of quip: 4 wds.
95. Compass pt.
96. Ending for Taiwan or Peking
97. Damage
98. Rawboned
99. Bandleader _ Calloway
100. Gull
101. Describing some pupils
102. Directly
104. Puts in motion
107. Part 6 of quip: 3 wds.
112. End of the quip
113. Sea snail genus
114. Interpret
115. _ -nez
117. Slammer
119. A state capital
120. Ivories
121. John Jacob _
122. “Citizen _”
123. Lacerations
124. Some students: Abbr.
125. Packs
126. Mind-bending drug
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1. Humble _
2. Kind of ink
3. Artisan
4. Feature of some uniforms: Var.
5. Hideout
6. Blore and Bana
7. A little less: 3 wds.
8. Baseball’s _ the Man
9. Conceal
10. Extracts
11. Second son
12. Hit-show opportunists
13. Spanish bar fare
14. Sloth
15. Tennis hall-of-famer
16. Third son
18. New Age artist
20. Fold
27. Pipe or steam
29. “Friends” friend
30. A Jedi Master
32. Isle of _
35. Ride
38. Sooner than
39. Voucher
40. Singer-with-megaphone Rudy _
41. Apprise
42. Maxims
45. _ bran
46. Tours’ river
47. Laser printer part
48. Sticky cure-all: 2 wds.
50. Disconcert
56. Costa del _
57. Edible snail
58. Rhapsodize
61. Be in arrears
62. Chief god
63. Ret. plane
64. Marmalade tree
65. James _ Tritt
66. Entitle anew
68. “_ _ Africa”
69. Mohawk Valley city
70. Affirmative
75. Approving ones
77. Aspersion
78. Screenwriter
79. “Horton Hears a _!”
81. Basic
82. Bota bags: 2 wds.
83. Merganser
85. Physician’s concerns
87. Hydro
89. Rod for strengthening
91. Swearword
92. _ of London
93. Late-night comic
94. Part of APY: Abbr.
101. Refashion
102. Derisive look
103. Signs off on
105. Literary conglomeration
106. Tooth
107. Word in place names
108. Dies _
109. Tra- _ _
110. Vexes
111. Arrow poison
116. Intimidate
118. Flag color
MISTAKEN IMPRESSIONS · March 1, 2012
River Cities’ Reader • Vol. 19 No. 799 • March 1 - 14, 2012 49 Business • Politics • Arts • Culture • Now You Know • RiverCitiesReader.com
Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
2012/03/01 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Andrew Landers Project -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Jam Sessions with John O’Meara and
Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303
Brady St. Davenport, IA
Jimkata - Attic Party -Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Karaoke by Pieler Productions -The
Pub, 4320 N. Brady St. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Lojo Russo (noon) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Mixology -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Live, 1418
15th St. Moline, IL
The Mighty Short Bus -RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave. Rock Island, IL
Thumping Thursday w/ DJ Hypnotic
and Patrick Rifley -McManus Pub,
1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
University of Iowa Jazz w/ the John-
son County Landmark & Jazz Rep
Ensemble (7pm) - Memoryhouse
- Tiny Fireflies (10pm) -The Mill, 120
E Burlington Iowa City, IA
2012/03/02 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust
St., Davenport, IA
ABC Members-Only Karaoke -Moose
Lodge - Davenport, 2333 Rocking-
ham Rd Davenport, IA
Danika Holmes - Hero’s Pub, 3811 N.
Harrison St., Davenport, IA
Dirt Road Rockers -The Pub, 4320 N.
Brady St. Davenport, IA
DJ Bo-J -Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Dueling Pianos at The Establishment
-The Establishment Theatre, 220
19th St. Rock Island, IL
E11eventh Hour -Hook’s Pub, 318 N.
4th St. Clinton, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Funktastic Five -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Jimkata - Brother Bagman - Tasty Trig-
ger -RME Community Stage, 131 W.
2nd St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W.
6th St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Roadrunner’s Road-
house, 3803 Rockingham Rd. Dav-
enport, IA
Karaoke Night -The Mill, 120 E Burling-
ton Iowa City, IA
Kings - Haddonfield - Dread Corsair
- Searching for Security - Murmur
-RME (River Music Experience), 131
W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke -Wide Open Bar &
Grill, 425 15th St. Moline, IL
Margaret Skinner (7pm) - Chris Dunn
(7:30pm) - Lojo Russo (8pm) -
Green Valley Rejects (8:35pm)
- Mike & Calvin Wallace (9:05pm)
- Mona Ritemon (9:35pm) - Mark
Ridolfi (10:05pm) -Unitarian Uni-
versalist Church of the Quad Cities,
3707 Eastern Ave. Davenport, IA
Meet the Press (6pm) -Rhythm City Ca-
sino, 101 W. River Dr. Davenport, IA
Patio -Brady Street Pub, 217 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Rob Dahms (6pm) -Skinny Legs BBQ,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) -Phoenix, 111
West 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Silvertones (5:30pm) - Superfly Samu-
rai (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Edj e Ni ghtcl ub at
Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy
92 Rock Island, IL
Studebaker John and the Hawks
-The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
The Music of Dr. Joe Seng -Joe’s Club,
1402 W. 7th St. Davenport, IA
The Paige Dechausse Band -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
The Pi mps - Matter of Fact -The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St Dav-
enport, IA
Tower of Power -Ri versi de Casi no
Event Center, 3184 Hi ghway 22
Riverside, IA
White Mystery - Liberty Leg - Skye
Carrasco - Caterwaulla -Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Zeta June - Satchel Grande -I owa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa
City, IA
2012/03/03 (Sat)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Brindin Sawyer (7pm) - Lucia Dryanski
& Sheila Doak (7:30pm) - Rose ‘n’
Thorns (8pm) - Hersong (8:35pm)
- Armonia (9:05pm) - John Kinser
(9:35pm) - Gary Berg (10:05pm)
- Moul ton-Hi l l Tri o (10: 35pm)
-Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave.
Davenport, IA
Charley Hayes (6pm) -Skinny Legs BBQ,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Cosmic -11th Street Precinct, 2108 E
11th St Davenport, IA
Crossroads -Mound Street Landing,
1029 Mound St. Davenport, IA
Crusin’ -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State
St. Bettendorf, IA
Dan Peart Band -The Lucky Frog Bar
and Grill, 313 N Salina St McCaus-
land, IA
Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition
Band - Bad Intentions -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
DJ Scott & Karaoke -Greenbriar Res-
taurant and Lounge, 4506 27th St
Moline, IL
Dueling Pianos at The Establishment
-The Establishment Theatre, 220
19th St. Rock Island, IL
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Human Aftertaste - Peach Pies Bur-
lesque -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Jared Blake & the John Dears -Rascals
Live, 1418 15th St. Moline, IL
John McCutcheon -CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Just Chords -Barrel House 211, 211 E. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W.
6th St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Roadrunner’s Road-
house, 3803 Rockingham Rd. Dav-
enport, IA
Karen Michael (5pm) - Wicked Liz
& the Bellyswirls (9:30pm) - The
Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St., Dav-
enport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke -Headquarters Bar &
Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Lee Blackmon -The Grape Life Wine
Emporium - Davenport, 3402 Elmore
Ave. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Lewis Knudsen (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Lynn Allen -The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Hal Reed
-The Redstone Room, 129 Main St
Davenport, IA
Nixtrix -Martini’s on the Rock, 4619 34th
St Rock Island, IL
North of 40 -Go Fish Marina and Bar,
411 River Dr. Princeton, IA
Old Thrashers V: Baggy Spandez - A
Chance in Hell - Illinois John Fever
- Acoustic Guillotine - HOTT -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
One Night Standards - Hellwater - Sa-
lute, 1814 7th St., Moline, Il
Pi ano Fondue: Duel i ng Pi anos -
Rhythm City Casino, 101 W. River Dr.
Davenport, IA
River Prairie Minstrels (6pm) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (7pm) -Phoenix,
111 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Six to the Chest - Plagued by Saints -
The Statistix - Bigger on the Inside
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Edj e Ni ghtcl ub at
Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy
92 Rock Island, IL
The Blushing Gun - Permasmile - Deluxe
Republic -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
VOCES8 -Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St. Davenport, IA
Zither Ensemble (10am) -German
American Heritage Center, 712 W.
2nd St. Davenport, IA
2012/03/04 (Sun)
ABC Karaoke -11th Street Precinct,
2108 E 11th St Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
2 FRIDAY
3 SATURDAY
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1 THURSDAY
Continued On Page 50
4 SUNDAY
Saturday, March 17 | 8 p.m.
Augustana College
Centennial Hall, Rock Island
Tickets: $8 general public
To order tickets, go to
www.augustana.edu/tickets
or call (309) 794-7306
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Galumpha brings to life a
world of imagination, beauty,
muscle and merriment.
The three performers create
a sensory feast of images
ranging from the ridiculous
to the sublime.
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s
Supper Club, 2900 Blackhawk Rd.
Rock Island, IL
Jam Night w/ Jordan Danielsen -11th
Street Preci nct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Karaoke w/ KO Karaoke -The Muddy
Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf,
IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410
2nd St Davenport, IA
Outernational -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washing-
ton St. Iowa City, IA
Southern Thunder Karaoke & DJ -Mc-
Manus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
The Great Barrier Reefs - Firesale
-Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Is-
land, IL
2012/03/07 (Wed)
A Party to Go Karaoke Night -Stacks
Bar, 525 14th St. Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -Applebee’s Neighbor-
hood Grill - Davenport, 3005 W.
Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Barrel House 211, 211 E.
2nd St. Davenport, IA
An Evening with the Avett Brothers
-Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge
- University of Iowa, 125 N. Madison
St. Iowa City, IA
Benjamin Schmidt - Dustin Busch -
Ryan Bernamen - Scott Cochran -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Bix Birthday Bash: Bix Beiderbecke
All-Stars (1pm) -Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave. Davenport, IA
DJ Jeff & Karaoke -Greenbriar Res-
taurant and Lounge, 4506 27th St
Moline, IL
Fat Dawgs Producti ons Karaoke
Contest -Parker’s, 635 15th St Mo-
line, IL
Freddie Steenbock Duo (8-11am)
-Davenport American Legion, 702
W. 35th St. Davenport, IA
Funday Sunday w/ Dave Ellis (6pm)
-The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
Joy Kills Sorrow (4pm) -Congregational
United Church of Christ - Iowa City,
30 N. Clinton St. Iowa City, IA
Manny Lopez Trio (10:30am) -Brady
Street Chop House, Radisson QC
Plaza Hotel Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm
brunch) -The Lodge Hotel , 900
Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
Simon Estes (1:30pm) -Central Per-
forming Arts Center, 519 E. 11th St.
DeWitt, IA
Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro
(10:30am & 12:30pm) -Hotel Black-
hawk, 200 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
2012/03/05 (Mon)
One Night Stand Open Mic -I owa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa
City, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Night -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
2012/03/06 (Tue)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Blues Cafe (6:30pm) -RME Community
Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Foghorn Stringband -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Jam Session -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S
Linn St Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Keller Karaoke -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Kenny Paulsen Quartet (6pm) - Open
Mic Night & Jam Session (9:30pm)
- The Rusty Nail, 2606 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Chris Noth (noon) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Man Over boar d - Handguns -
Seahaven - Daytrader - Morning
Exit (6pm) - The Mighty Regis - The
Ills - Muddy Rails (10pm) -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114
1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night Contest -RME Com-
munity Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Dav-
enport, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Dave Ellis -Bleyarts
Tap, 2210 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA
Rocktastic 4 -Rascals Live, 1418 15th
St. Moline, IL
The Pub Unplugged: Live Acoustic
Acts -The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (10pm) -Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
2012/03/08 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Barry Manilow -i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr Moline, IL
C.J. the DJ -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Chasing Shade -Iowa City Yacht Club,
13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Hot Tuna -Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Jam Sessions with John O’Meara and
Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303
Brady St. Davenport, IA
Jazz Jam w/ the North Scott Jazz
Combo -RME Community Stage, 131
W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke by Pieler Productions -The
Pub, 4320 N. Brady St. Davenport,
IA
Laura Gi bson - Oak Creek Band
- Brooks Strause & The Gory De-
tails -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Live Lunch w/ Alan Sweet (noon) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Rozz-Vox Open Mic Night w/ Donnie
Bobb -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Live, 1418
15th St. Moline, IL
Thumping Thursday w/ DJ Hypnotic
and Patrick Rifley -McManus Pub,
1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
2012/03/09 (Fri)
A Place to Bury Strangers -Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust
St., Davenport, IA
ABC Members-Only Karaoke -Moose
Lodge - Davenport, 2333 Rocking-
ham Rd Davenport, IA
Barl owe & James (6pm) -Rhythm
City Casino, 101 W. River Dr. Dav-
enport, IA
Buddy Olson (6pm) -Skinny Legs BBQ,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Cobalt Blue -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Daughtry - Safetysuit - Mike Sanchez
-i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr
Moline, IL
Dirt Road Rockers -Martini’s on the
Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Dueling Pianos at The Establishment
-The Establishment Theatre, 220
19th St. Rock Island, IL
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Gray Wolf Band -Jumer’s Casino & Hotel,
777 Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
I Am Your Disease - Snogulated Pig -
The Mists of Avalon - The Remnant
Within -RME (River Music Experi-
ence), 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound
-The Redstone Room, 129 Main St
Davenport, IA
Jazz After Five w/ Eric Thompson &
the Talented Tenth (5pm) - The
Hel i goats - The Grand Tetons
(9pm) -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
John Michael Montgomery -Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 1777
Isle Parkway Bettendorf, IA
Karaoke Night -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W.
6th St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Roadrunner’s Road-
house, 3803 Rockingham Rd. Dav-
enport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke -Wide Open Bar &
Grill, 425 15th St. Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Low Down -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Matthew Santos -RME Communi ty
Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
North of 40 -Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
9 FRIDAY
7 WEDNESDAY
8 THURSDAY
6 TUESDAY
5 MONDAY
John Michael Montgomery @ Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center – March 9
Continued From Page 49
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Creating and sustaining memorable and interesting characters
with Rebecca McKanna
1:30 -3:15PM: “Stuck Like Glue”
Putting energy, tension and excitement into your fiction to create the can’t-put-it-
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
Gray Wolf Band -Jumer’s Casino & Ho-
tel, 777 Jumer Dr. Rock Island, IL
Kaivama - Arto Järvelä -RME (River
Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W.
6th St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Roadrunner’s Road-
house, 3803 Rockingham Rd. Dav-
enport, IA
Kate Campbell -CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke -Headquarters Bar &
Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal Valley, IL
Lipstick Homicide - North of Grand
- Hott - The Blendours -Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Lunasa -Englert Theatre, 221 East Wash-
ington St. Iowa City, IA
Memoryhouse -The Mill, 120 E Burling-
ton Iowa City, IA
North of 40 -Mulligan’s Valley Pub, 310
W 1st Ave Coal Valley, IL
Porch Builder - Natural Oil -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (7pm) -Phoenix,
111 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Songwriters in the Round (2:30pm)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Superfly Samurai -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
Tapped Out -Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Teenage - Tambourine - Centaur Noir
- Chris Colson -Tommy’s, 1302 4th
Ave Moline, IL
The Fry Daddies (6pm) -Skinny Legs
BBQ, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Three Years Hollow CD Release Show
- The Action Blast - A.D.D. - Hello
Ramonaa -The Redstone Room, 129
Main St Davenport, IA
Open Mic Coffeehouse -First Lutheran
Church - Rock Island, 1600 20th St.
Rock Island, IL
Russ Reyman Trio (5:30pm) - Love-
dogs (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust St., Davenport, IA
S.S. Webb - Saint Christopher - Half
Hearts - The Olympics - Zoo Animal
-Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA
The Fez -Engl ert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) -The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
The Music of Dr. Joe Seng -Joe’s Club,
1402 W. 7th St. Davenport, IA
Yesterdaze Gone -The Pub, 4320 N.
Brady St. Davenport, IA
2012/03/10 (Sat)
A Party to Go Karaoke Night -Wooden
Nickel Saloon, 2042 W 3rd St Dav-
enport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Avey Brothers -Blu Shamrock, 311 S.
13th Ave. Cordova, IL
Bacon - Brain Child -RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave. Rock Island, IL
Band Du Jour (5pm) - Night People
(8:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust St., Davenport, IA
Barlowe & James (6pm) -Rhythm City Ca-
sino, 101 W. River Dr. Davenport, IA
Bella Soul -RME Community Stage, 131
W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
D.J. Don Cash Rahn -Bleyarts Tap, 2210
E. 11th St. Davenport, IA
Dueling Pianos at The Establishment
-The Establishment Theatre, 220
19th St. Rock Island, IL
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Wild Oatz -The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Zither Ensemble (10am) -German
American Heritage Center, 712 W.
2nd St. Davenport, IA
2012/03/11 (Sun)
ABC Karaoke -11th Street Precinct, 2108
E 11th St Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Five Bridges Jazz Band (10:30am)
-Brady Street Chop House, Radisson
QC Plaza Hotel Davenport, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm
brunch) -The Lodge Hotel , 900
Spruce Hills Dr. Bettendorf, IA
Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro
(10:30am & 12:30pm) -Hotel Black-
hawk, 200 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
The Makem and Spai n Brothers
-CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
2012/03/12 (Mon)
One Night Stand Open Mic -I owa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa
City, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Night -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Slide -CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
2012/03/13 (Tue)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Buckwheat Zydeco -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Glenn Hickson (5:30pm) -O’Melia’s
Supper Club, 2900 Blackhawk Rd.
Rock Island, IL
Jam Night w/ Jordan Danielsen -11th
Street Preci nct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Jeremy Kittel Band -CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Karaoke w/ KO Karaoke -The Muddy
Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf,
IA
Open Mic Night -The Dam View Inn, 410
2nd St Davenport, IA
Southern Thunder Karaoke & DJ -Mc-
Manus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
2012/03/14 (Wed)
A Party to Go Karaoke Night -Stacks
Bar, 525 14th St. Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -Applebee’s Neighbor-
hood Grill - Davenport, 3005 W.
Kimberly Rd. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Barrel House 211, 211 E.
2nd St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
DJ Jeff & Karaoke -Greenbriar Res-
taurant and Lounge, 4506 27th St
Moline, IL
Drum Circle (6pm) -Teranga House of
Africa, 1706 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Fat Dawgs Producti ons Karaoke
Contest -Parker’s, 635 15th St Mo-
line, IL
Jam Session -Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Keller Karaoke -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Randy Leasman (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Nitecrawlers (6pm) - Open Mic Night &
Jam Session (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail,
2606 W Locust St., Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
114 1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night Contest & Winners
Announcement -RME Community
Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Dave Ellis -Bleyarts
Tap, 2210 E. 11th St. Davenport, IA
Rocktastic 4 -Rascals Live, 1418 15th
St. Moline, IL
The Pub Unplugged: Live Acoustic
Acts -The Pub, 4320 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (10pm) -Red Crow
Grille, 2504 53rd St. Bettendorf, IA
2012/03/15 (Thu)
ABC Karaoke -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Fat Dawgs Productions Karaoke & DJ
-Parker’s, 635 15th St Moline, IL
Harper -The Muddy Waters, 1708 State
St. Bettendorf, IA
Jason Carl -Creekside Bar and Grill, 3303
Brady St. Davenport, IA
Jason Carl’s Big Damn Band -RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Karaoke by Pieler Productions -The
Pub, 4320 N. Brady St. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Mike Cochrane (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bi l l ’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA
Taboo - Ancestral Diet - Sister Mid-
night - User 45 -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
The Avey Brothers -Rascals Live, 1418
15th St. Moline, IL
Thumping Thursday w/ DJ Hypnotic
and Patrick Rifley -McManus Pub,
1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
14 WEDNESDAY
13 TUESDAY
10 SATURDAY
11 SUNDAY
12 MONDAY
Porch Builder @ Iowa City Yacht Club – March 10
15 THURSDAY
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