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L
ast week, justice was served in Scott
County when a jury of 12 level-
headed Iowans found Keith Meyer,
Davenport’s former Ward 3 alderman,
not guilty of an aggravated misdemean-
or: “assault while displaying a weapon.”
In November, Meyer was accused by his
neighbor, John Fahs – with whom he has
a well-documented history of trouble –
and arrested by Davenport police. If con-
victed, Meyer could have been sentenced
for up to two years in prison.
Meyer chose to represent himself in
this matter, which necessarily consumed
his time and energy for four months. It is
no small matter to represent yourself in
the administrative code system, because
the rules are stacked against regular folks
without attorneys. But Meyer is not your
typical go-along-to-get-along citizen,
and he is clearly smarter than your
average bear. In addition, he is nearly
totally deaf. Yet he prevailed, albeit
largely because the prosecutor’s case was
so weak.
The case against Meyer should
never have been brought. There was
no injured party. It was bogus from the
jump. Back when courts made more
sense, any charge that could potentially
result in being jailed for more than 30
days required a grand-jury indictment.
Today, however, under administrative
procedural rules, county attorneys have
effectively usurped the people’s authority
by removing grand juries from the
process.
No longer does a grand jury
determine if allegations merit criminal
prosecution and due process for the
accused. Instead, county prosecutors
make that determination based on
precious little evidence showing harm
to persons or property. The system is
made deliberately complex so that most
accused plead out to minimize time and
cost.
Such a hijacked process favors the
state’s objective within the statutory
system: maximize revenues. In Scott
County alone, charges are brought
nearly 5,000 times per year by the Scott
County attorney, bypassing grand-jury
oversight altogether and basing costly
prosecutions solely on a boilerplate
affidavit that states, “Facts known to me
or told to me by other reliable persons
form the basis for my belief that the
defendant committed these crimes”
– giving carte-blanche authority to
prosecute alleged crimes, regardless of
the veracity or tangibility of evidence.
In other words, if the Scott County
grand jury had had a chance to do its
job and review the case Fahs and the
police wanted to bring against Meyer, it
may very well have been rejected, saving
everyone (including taxpayers) time and
money – and avoiding the damage to
one’s reputation that often comes with
such public allegations.
The state did offer plea bargains in
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ILLINOIS POLITICS
N
obody ever really knows what’s going
through the head of Illinois House
Speaker Michael Madigan except for
Madigan himself. So the actual purpose behind
last week’s highly choreographed gun-control
and pension-reform debates – ordered up by
Madigan – wasn’t completely clear to anyone.
That’s by design, of
course. Madigan prefers
to keep people in the
dark until he’s ready to
make his final move.
But I did hear one
theory from a Democrat
that made quite a bit
of sense – at least for a
while.
February 26’s
hours-long debate on
numerous aspects of concealed carry ended with
far more confusion than resolution, but it might
have been intended to inject some chaos into
the equation and convince members that what’s
needed is some real leadership forward. And
that leadership, of course, would come from
Madigan.
If nothing else, the debate gave House
members a good education about how far apart
the two sides are on concealed carry.
In the most infamous example, Downstate
Republican state Representative Jim Sacia
used a way-over-the-top analogy to explain to
Chicagoans why their gun problem shouldn’t
cause them to “blame the rest of us” by forcing
everyone to disarm.
Sacia’s analogy – “You folks in Chicago
want me to get castrated because your families
are having too many kids” – enraged several
Chicago-area legislators, but it did serve a
purpose.
Thanks to Sacia, Chicagoans discovered the
intensity and breadth of the divide. And it even
helped that Sacia inadvertently confirmed all
those liberal pop-psychology theories about
how, um, “overly enthusiastic” gun owners
associate their weapons with their private parts
and aren’t all that fond of poor people.
And liberal proponents of super-tight
restrictions on concealed-carry holders made
it shockingly clear to conservatives that some
Chicagoans feel more in danger being around
folks – such as those very conservatives – who
are vetted and licensed to carry concealed
weapons in public venues than they are around
dangerously violent criminals.
The only way to bridge this huge divide is
through strong leadership from above – or at
least that’s the theory.
But just two days after that long day of gun
debates, the wheels seemed to fall off.
If anybody else’s proposal had been shot
down in the House 66-1, with only the sponsor
voting for it and all Republicans taking a pass
because it was so “out there,” the ridicule would
have been piled high on whoever came up with
such a silly idea.
And if that same sponsor saw all of his other
proposals die a similar fate on the same day –
with one getting just two
votes, another getting
three, and another getting
five – well, the sponsor
would have probably
been considered a rank
amateur.
But that’s exactly what
happened on February
28 to Madigan, the
supposed master of three-
dimensional political
chess.
Madigan ran four pension-reform
amendments that were so radioactively harsh
nobody wanted to go near them. Instead of
prompting a debate, few rose to speak. Instead of
putting Republicans on the spot, they refused to
cast any votes at all. Instead of getting members
to think about the awesome problem, he gave
them an easy out via a cartoonish charade.
Instead of convincing them that his leadership
was needed, they rejected his ideas out of hand.
And the speaker’s heavy-handed, top-down
management will undoubtedly continue.
Madigan’s spokesperson told reporters last
week that a request by Democratic state
Representative Jack Franks for a “committee
of the whole” to take testimony and openly
debate pension reform was “the craziest idea,”
because the House has already held numerous
committee hearings only to see the Republicans
withdraw bills and duck votes.
Back in the day, before former House Speaker
Lee Daniels changed the rules, members could
file amendments that went straight to the
floor without first having to be approved by a
committee. The process was sometimes abused,
but members had infinitely more input into
issues than they do now. Was state government
somehow worse back then? Hardly.
So why not let ’em have their say? It probably
won’t work, either. Even back in the “good old
days,” big, important, and complicated issues
were almost always worked out behind closed
doors. But if and when a real debate with
truly open rules on amendments fails, then
members will come running back to Daddy
for instructions like they always do. And in the
unlikely scenario that it works, then maybe
Madigan could learn something as well.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
political newsletter) and CapitolFax.com.
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Master Madigan Botches
His Attempt at “Leadership”
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proposal had been
shot down 66-1, the
ridicule would have
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in 2011, Devil was
his first novel and
second book, but he’s
by no means a young
man.
He worked in
a paper mill in
southern Ohio for
more than three
decades, starting in
the early 1970s. He
said he got sober in
1986 – when he was
33. “Then I had all
this free time,” he
said. The first few
years of sobriety
were taken up with
12-step meetings.
Then, through a
program at the mill,
he got his bachelor’s
degree from Ohio
University.
He didn’t begin writing for several more
years – roughly around 2000, while he was
still at the paper mill.
“It wasn’t going very well,” he said. After
a year or so of flailing, he began typing
out short stories he liked – most notably
by Denis Johnson, Flannery O’Connor,
and Ernest Hemingway. “They’re probably
the ones that I learned the most from,” he
said.
“Almost right from the get-go, I started
at least understanding things a bit clearer,”
he added. “I’m just not a really close
reader, and typing the stuff out – I did
this on a typewriter, so if I goofed up and
I made a mistake, I would start all over
again ... – I could see better how people
did dialogue, and how they made the
transitions in the stories, and just on and
on. Just a lot of little things.” He did this
for a year and a half, averaging a story a
week and making notes on what he typed.
“Even today, if I’m stuck,” he said, “I’ll
open up a book and type a page out.”
He began to find his own voice.
The completion of his story “Bactine”
convinced him to write primarily about
B
ecause there’s
no rational
response to
a terminal cancer diag-
nosis, Willard Russell’s
course of action fol-
lowing his wife’s death
sentence doesn’t seem
as strange as it should.
In Donald Ray
Pollock’s novel The
Devil All the Time,
it’s a prayer log in the
woods, “the remains of
a big red oak that had
fallen many years ago.
A weathered cross,
fitted together out of
boards pried from the
back of the ramshackle
barn behind their
farmhouse, leaned a
little eastward in the
soft ground a few
yards below them.” Willard goes there
every morning and evening “unless he
had whiskey running through his veins,”
Pollock writes, and he often takes his son
Arvin.
Lest that sound peaceful and perfectly
pious for a man who had little use for the
church after what he’d seen in World War
II, allow Pollock to set the scene as the
condition of Willard’s wife deteriorates:
“Maggots dripped from the trees and
crosses like squirming drops of white fat.
The ground along the log stayed muddy
with blood.”
This is in Part One of The Devil All the
Time. Out of desperation, Willard begins
offering blood sacrifices at the prayer
log – animals he killed or scraped off the
roads. “But even he had to admit, they
didn’t seem to working ... ,” Pollock writes.
“There was one thing that he hadn’t tried
yet. He couldn’t believe that he hadn’t
thought of it earlier.” And that is when
Willard decides to kill his landlord.
By the end of Part One – barely a
quarter through the novel – Willard’s wife
has died and he has slit his own throat
at the prayer log, leaving Arvin without
parents. Another child has been effectively
orphaned after her preacher father – who
used spiders in his act and decided he
could raise the dead – kills her mother.
(“It wasn’t supposed to be this way,” the
preacher says after three futile hours
trying to revive her.)
And then we get to Part Two, in which
we meet the serial-killing couple Carl and
Sandy Henderson. They were the genesis
of The Devil All the Time, but Pollock
thought their story might repulse readers.
“This stuff is so grim,” the author recalled
in an interview last week. “I mean, all my
stuff ’s pretty grim, but I don’t know if
people are going to want to stay in a book
with it just being Carl and Sandy.”
That’s how Arvin came into being –
you know, a family story with cancer
and animal and human sacrifice to help
lighten the mood. “As far back as he could
remember,” Pollock writes from Arvin’s
perspective, “it seemed that his father had
fought the Devil all the time.” That seems
a fair description of the author’s fiction,
too.
Pollock will be reading from The Devil
All the Time and his in-progress novel on
April 25 at Augustana College. Published
by Jeff Ignatius
jeff@rcreader.com
Southern (Ohio) Gothic
Donald Ray Pollock, April 25 at Augustana College
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Brown, meet the artists and enjoy live music by The
Blue Movies and snacks &drinks; for information, e-mail
carolyn@Midcoast.org or call 563-424-1210, MidCoast
Gallery West, 2nd Ave & 16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL,
Midcoast.org, 6pm Fri Mar 8.
Weekly Figge Exhibition Tour, 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 10 thru Sun
Mar 31.
Personal Geography: Charting a Course, join
studio artist Maureen Bardusk for a brief presentation
of her unique stitched paper work, during which she
will discuss her ideas and technique; Bardusk also will
describe her creative life in Galena, Illinois, after which
she will provide audience members with a hands-
on display of work in various stages; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
Reception: Zach Cleve Painting Exhibition,
featuring recent works by University of Iowa graduate
student and SAU alumnus Cleve; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 5:30pm Sat Mar 23.
Artists Reception - Young Artists at the Figge:
Bettendorf Community School District, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of works by area students;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun
Mar 24.
ArtBeat with WAUG, a social hour featuring a live
music broadcast with students of WAUG radio; free;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College
Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 26.
Quintessential “R” Exhibit Opening, an
exhibit that embodies the artistry, functionality
and economical aspects of celebrating the Nature
Movement and it’s inspiration on interior design; free;
for information, e-mail zolagalleryqc@gmail.com,
Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2, Rock Island, IL,
ZolaGallery.wordpress.com, 5pm Fri Mar 29.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com,
6pm Fri Mar 29.
April
Zola Creativity Cafe, Tue.-Sat.; bring your lunch,
and enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee within a
visually stimulating and stress reducing environment,
access to creative reading materials, and the latest
TEDtalk broadcast, Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2,
Rock Island, IL, ZolaGallery.wordpress.com, 12pm Tue
Apr 2 thru Tue Apr 30.
Single Speed Geography on the Continental
Divide: Designing, Building, Riding, Steve McGuire,
professor of 3D design and metal arts, will present a
lecture on his current work which centers on titanium
hand-built bicycles and the stories of time-trialing
them, self-supported, in unforgiving locations such
as the Colorado Rocky Mountains; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Apr 4.
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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Thu Apr 4 thru Thu Apr 25.
Reception for the 37th Annual Rock Island
Fine Arts Exhibition, the exhibition catalog will be
debuted, and awards will be announced at 5:40pm;
free; for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana
College Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 4:30pm Fri Apr 5.
Artists Reception - Young Artists at the Figge:
Davenport Community School District, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of works by area students;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun
Apr 7.
Weekly Figge Exhibition Tour, 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Apr 7 thru Sun Apr
28.
Figge Family Day: Maps - Adventure, Fun and
Family, make a treasure map, learn about maps of all
kinds, chart your family tree, and more; for information
and to register, contact Heather Aaronson at 563-
326-7804 x2045 or haaronson@FiggeArtMuseum.
org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Apr 13.
Reception: Senior Honors Exhibit, held in
conjunction with the exhibit by SAU students
graduating with degrees in fine arts, graphic design,
and book arts; for information, call 563-333-6444 or
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FESTIVALS/MAJOR EVENTS
VISUAL ARTS
MUSIC
LITERARY ARTS
THEATRE
DANCE
COMEDY
MUSEUMS
MOVIES
SPORTS
OTHER EVENTS
LECTURES
CLASSES
MEETINGS
HEALTH
SENIORS
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W
elcome to the
Reader’s an-
nual article on
springtime area-theatre
productions, where our
trek through the season’s
comedies, dramas, and
musicals will have us
taking a walk in the
woods with Antigone,
wandering into suburbia
with Eurydice, and
realizing that something’s
afoot in our town when Talley’s folly makes
Cinderella go boom on Avenue Q.
Okay, so that takes care of 10 upcoming
titles ... only 50 or so to go ... .
We’ll begin with the aforementioned –
and now properly italicized – A Walk in the
Woods, Lee Blessing’s two-man dramatic
comedy set at the height of the Cold War,
which New Ground Theatre will stage
March 8 through 17. The show precedes the
company’s springtime Playwrights Festival
(April 19 through 28), an event that features
eight debuting works by such local talents as
Dee Canfield, Jason Platt, William Pepper,
and Dana Moss-Peterson performed in
repertory ... and an event that’s also the
mere tip of this spring’s original-play
iceberg.
In addition to the Englert Theatre’s La
Clemenza di Tito (May 2 through 5) – a
Mozart offering being performed by the
University of Iowa’s Martha Ellen-Tye Opera
Theater – the Iowa City venue will also
house the debuting presentation The Broken
Chord (April 12 through 14), Working
Group Theatre’s fact-based journey through
the perils of memory loss. Bettendorf ’s
Scott Community College hosts an
original outing of its own with playwright
John Turner’s Hollywood comedy Blue Sky
Merchants (April 11 through 20). Preceding
Dreamwell Theatre’s Iowa City staging of
the boarding-school drama The Children’s
Hour (May 3 through 11) is the debuting
virtual-reality thriller Neighborhood 3:
Requisition of Doom (April 5 through 13).
And the neighboring University of Iowa
will not only host the studio-theatre debuts
Book Wings (March 12 through 14) and Gay
Marriage (April 4 through 7) but no less
than 11 new offerings in the school’s annual
New Play Festival (May 5 through 11), a
week-long series of readings, workshops,
and productions featuring intriguing
titles such as The Man in the Sukkah, The
Zine of Grrrl, Free the ABC, and The Steve
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
Spring Theatre from A(ntigone)
to Z(ine of Grrrl)
Plays – that latter one,
interestingly, written
by an author named
Amanda.
Iowa City’s university
will also stage some
classically familiar fare
in August Strindberg’s
surreal A Dream Play
(March 7 through
16) and the Oliver
Goldsmith comedy She
Stoops to Conquer; Or, the
Mistakes of a Night (April 12 through 21),
while Cedar Rapids’ Kirkwood Community
College tackles an updated Greek myth in
Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice (April 11 through
14). Davenport’s St. Ambrose University,
which actually staged Eurydice last month,
will go with existential angst and all that jazz
this spring, producing Jean-Paul Sartre’s No
Exit (March 21 through 24) in the Galvin
Fine Arts Center’s studio space and director
Corinne Johnson’s Fosse-rific musical
Chicago (April 19 through 21) on the main
stage. Students at Rock Island’s Augustana
College, meanwhile, will attack the
comically acidic Eric Bogosian in director
Jennifer Popple’s SubUrbia (April 26 through
May 5), while younger students – some
as many as 15 years younger – don furry
costumes and oversize masks for director
Jessica Sheridan’s Davenport Junior
Theatre take on The Jungle Book (April 27
through May 5).
There will likely be small children aplenty
in Theatre Cedar Rapids’ musical mainstay
The Wizard of Oz (April 26 through May
18), a production sandwiched between
the venue’s presentations of Karel Čapek’s
1920 science-fiction comedy R.U.R. (April
12 through May 2) and Thornton Wilder’s
seminal small-town classic Our Town (June
6 through 16). The Starlighters II Theatre
in Anamosa will deliver family-friendly
laughs and tunes in the Broadway hit Once
Upon a Mattress (May 10 through 19).
Amana’s Old Creamery Theatre has a kid-
geared offering in The Life & Times of the
Three Little Pigs (March 30 through April
13), along with the more grown-up fare of
Talley’s Folly (March 22 through 24), Freud’s
Last Session (April 4 through 21), The Last
Romance (April 25 through May 26), and
Cookin’ with Gus (May 30 through June 30).
And more kitchen-based shenanigans will
be on hand courtesy of the Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre’s 100 Lunches: A Gourmet
Ninety-Nine Days of Area Stage Productions
Matt Moody and John
VanDeWoestyne in New Ground
Theatre’s A Walk in the Woods
THEATRE
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e-mail CatichGallery@SAU.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, 5pm
Fri Apr 26.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com,
6pm Fri Apr 26.
Artists Reception - Young Artists at the Figge:
Geneseo Community School District, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of works by area students;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun
Apr 28.
May
Zola Creativity Cafe, Tue.-Sat.; bring your lunch,
and enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee within a
visually stimulating and stress reducing environment,
access to creative reading materials, and the latest
TEDtalk broadcast, Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2,
Rock Island, IL, ZolaGallery.wordpress.com, 12pm Wed
May 1 thru Fri May 31.
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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Thu May 2 thru Thu May 30.
QC Artists Coming Together (ACT) Session:
Show It!, a collaborative series for young artists
and musicians that provides a creative networking
experience for artists of all ages; with Glorie Iaccarino
as the keynote speaker, “Understanding Contracts”
with Rian Waterman, and an “Artists as Self-Promoters”
panel discussion with Ralph Iaccarino, Jeff De Leon,
and Jamie Hopkins; $60-70; for information and to
register, e-mail kbenson@RiverMusicExperience.org or
call 563-326-1333, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225
E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
10am Sat May 4.
Venus Envy Quad Cities, annual indoor/outdoor
festival and art exhibit celebrating women in the arts;
donations encouraged, Bucktown Center for the Arts,
225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, VenusEnvyQC.com, 6pm
Sat May 4.
Weekly Figge Exhibition Tour, 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun May 5 thru Sun
May 26.
Augustana Art Museum Walking Tour, exhibiting
student artists will discuss their works in the Augustana
College Art Museum; refreshments served; free; for
information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College
Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 7pm Wed May 8.
Art Talk: American POP Art!, explore the newly
installed exhibition “American POP Art!” and stick
around for a gallery talk that focuses on the artwork
and artists involved; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
7pm Thu May 9.
Gallery Hop!, art exhibits, presentations, and more
at numerous downtown locales; for information, call
309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 5pm Fri May 10.
Beaux Arts Fair, bi-annual outdoor fair with juried
fine arts and crafts, musical entertainment, a childrens’
art project area, a food court, and more; Sat. 10am-
5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; free; for information, e-mail
BeauxArtsFair@gmail.com, Figge Art Museum Plaza,
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BeauxArtsFair.com, 10am
Sat May 11 and Sun May 12.
The Visual Universe of James Rosenquist, join Dr.
Craig Adcock for a presentation of his current research
involving James Rosenquist and the Rosenquist
artworks that are part of the American Pop! exhibition;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu May 16.
Closing Reception for the Senior Studio Art
Student Exhibition, meet the artists in the art
museum; refreshments served; free; for information,
call 309-794-7231, Augustana College Art Museum,
Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu, 12:45pm Sun May 19.
Artists Reception - Young Artists at the Figge:
Pleasant Valley Community School District, held in
conjunction with the exhibit of works by area students;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12:30pm Sun
May 19 thru Mon May 20.
Opening Reception - Questionable Architecture:
Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve Banks
and Monica Correia, held in conjunction with the
sculptural installation on the fourth floor that explores
the interaction of function and form in structures
designed digitally and built by hand; free with $4-7
museum admission; for information, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Fri May 31.
Final Fridays at Bucktown, exhibits,
demonstrations, and more, Bucktown Center for the
Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com,
6pm Fri May 31.
June
Zola Creativity Cafe, Tue.-Sat.; bring your lunch,
and enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee within a
visually stimulating and stress reducing environment,
access to creative reading materials, and the latest
TEDtalk broadcast, Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2,
Rock Island, IL, ZolaGallery.wordpress.com, 12pm Sat
Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 13.
Weekly Figge Exhibition Tour, 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sun Jun 2 thru Sun Jun
9.
Given Space: Writing Your Own Cartography,
join poet and Augustana professor E. Marie Bertram
for this interactive workshop combining visual art and
the written word; free with $4-7 museum admission;
for information and to register, contact Heather
Aaronson at 563-326-7804 x2045 or haaronson@
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jun 6.
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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm
Thu Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 13.
Opening Reception: 9th Annual Catich
Exhibition - Aquatic Art, exhibit of plein-air paintings
by Fr. Catich; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm; for information, call
563-333-6444, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich, 5pm
Fri Jun 7.
Outlying Areas
Art Lover’s Book Club, a discussion of “The Painter’s
Chair: George Washington and the Making of American
Art” by Hugh Howard; free; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 4pm Thu Mar 21.
Art Bites Program with CRMA Curator Sean
Ulmer, Ulmer takes you through one of CRMA’s latest
exhibitions; free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 12:15pm Wed Apr 3.
Bill Sackter Art Show & Auction, a celebration of
the 100th birthday of Bill Sackte, with 100 specialty
coffee mugs on auction; for information, e-mail Jefri-
Palermo@UIowa.edu, Uptown Bill’s Coffee House, 730
S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, UptownBills.org, Sat Apr
13.
Art Lover’s Book Club, a discussion of “Lee Krasner:
A Biography” by Gail Levin; free; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 4pm Thu Apr 18.
Art Bites: “American Gothic” with Michael
Daugherty, Daugherty will use the museum’s piano
in the Carnegie Library to introduce guests to his new
piece “American Gothic”; free; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 12:15pm Wed May 1.
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VISUAL ARTS
OPENINGS & GALLERY EVENTS
Outlying Areas
Martini Madness 2013, annual fundraiser for the
museum; free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 7pm Fri May 10.
Art Lover’s Book Club, a discussion of “The Quality
Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye”
by Maxwell L. Anderson; free; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 4pm Thu May 16.
Melanie Herzog Lecture, free; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 7pm Thu May 16.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, the 36th-annual
juried fine art fair features the work of 85 artists
&artisans from across the region, with $1000 cash
prizes awarded; for information, call 563-564-5290,
Downtown Dubuque, Dubuque, IA, DubuqueFest.org,
Fri May 17 thru Sun May 19.
Art Bites Program with CRMA Curator Sean
Ulmer, Ulmer takes you through one of CRMA’s latest
exhibitions; free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 12:15pm Wed Jun 5.
EXHIBITS & SHOWS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Pictures at an Exhibition, a series of 10 themed
drawings by Western Illinois University Art Professor
Bruce Walters, based on work by Russian composer
Modest Mussorgsky and artist/architect Viktor
Hartmann, Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St,
Davenport, IA, walters-mussorgsky.info, Thu Mar 7
thru Sat Mar 9.
Ancestors, paintings by Chicago-based artist
Monica Brown; free; for information, contact Zaiga
Thorson at thorsonz@BHC.edu or 309-796-5469, Black
Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, 6600 34th Ave, Moline,
IL, BHC.edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Mar 15.
Sculpting with Fiber, exhibit of woven and
embroidered textiles from the John Deere Art
Collection; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Mon Mar 18.
Art Start: Rock Island School District Junior High
School Students, exhibit of student works, sponsored
by the Rock Island Art Guild; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 31.
Catherine Jones Davies - Shelby Kube, oils by
Davies, pastels by Kube, MidCoast Centre Station
Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 31.
Lori Davis and Diane Bruce, for information, call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200
River Dr, Moline, IL, Midcoast.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun
Mar 31.
Mindy Diaz and Monica Brown, for information,
call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 2nd Ave &
16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, Thu Mar 7 thru
Mar 31.
Inside, Outside, All Around the Town, exhibit
of paintings and sculptures by Charles Knudsen and
paintings by Carolyn Mastroianni; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm,
Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, call 309-793-1213, ext.
108, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island,
IL, QuadCityArts.com, Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Apr 5.
The Deacon’s Seat, exhibit of paintings and
drawings by Fred Stonehouse; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm
while school is in session; for information, call 563-333-
6444 or e-mail CatichGallery@SAU.edu, Catich Gallery
- St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/catich, Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Apr 5.
Zach Cleve Painting Exhibition, exhibit featuring
recent works by University of Iowa graduate student
and SAU alumnus Cleve; Mon.-
Fri. 8am-9pm, weekend hours
vary; free; for information,
call 563-333-6444, Morrissey
Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center
- St. Ambrose University, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat Apr 6.
Fish Tales: An Endless
Journey, on Level 2, next to
the Family Activity Center;
explore the many ways that
Joseph Raffael’s colorful
painting “Endless Journey”
can be viewed; quiz yourself
about traditional Japanese art
as it relates to the painting,
discover the mystery of Asian
carp in the Mississippi, and
make yourself a fun little koi
kite at the activity table; 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Sun Apr 7.
Alison Saar: STILL...,
exhibit of works informed
by artistic traditions from
the Americas to Africa and
beyond; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Mar 7 thru
Sun Apr 14.
37th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition,
annual juried competition open to visual artists
residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities,
working in any media except video; Tue.-Sat. noon-
4pm when school is in session; free; for information,
call 309-794-7231, Augustana College Art Museum,
Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Apr 21.
Art of Bill Marsoun, more than two dozen paintings
by the Quad Cities-based artist; Wed.-Sat. noon-2pm
and 6-8pm; for information, e-mail thephoenixegg@
gmail.com or call 309-762-8547, Phoenix Art Gallery,
1530 5th Ave., Moline, IL, AtThePhoenix.com, Thu Mar
7 thru Fri Apr 26.
David Rose - Mary Zeran - Thomas Hall, mixed
media works by Zeran, digital prints by Rose, and
furniture by Hall; for information, call 309-793-1213,
ext. 108 or e-mail dwmetallo@QuadCityArts.com,
Quad City Arts at the Airport, Quad City International
Airport, Airport Rd, Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Thu
Mar 7 thru Tue Apr 30.
Gretchen Stabile - Amanda Murphy, oils by
Stabile, multi-media works by Murphy, MidCoast
Gallery West, 2nd Ave & 16 1/2 St, Rock Island, IL,
Midcoast.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Tue Apr 30.
Lori Miller - Pamela Ohnemus, fiber and mixed
media by Miller, acrylics by Ohnemus, Midcoast at
Bucktown Gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts,
Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Tue Apr
30.
University of Iowa Faculty Biennial, faculty
exhibition featuring works in graphic design, 3-D
design, sculpture, painting, printmaking, intermedia,
ceramics, photography, jewelry and metalwork,
drawing, and multimedia; 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun May 5.
Augustana College Art Museum Collection,
Tue.-Sat. noon-4pm when school is in session; free;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College
Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat May 18.
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, Augustana.edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat May 18.
Artist Breaking Through, display of a public
sculpture by Omaha artist Les Bruning, one made of
galvanized steel and depicting an artist having a literal
“breakthrough” a bright orange wall; for information,
call 309-793-1213, ext. 108, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline, IL, QuadCityArts.com, Thu Mar 7 thru Thu
Jun 13.
Marking Territory: Cartographic Treasures of
the Mississippi River and the World Beyond, exhibit
featuring a selection of historic maps that range from
early representations of the world to more detailed
examinations of America’s vast interior west of the
Mississippi; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Thu Jun 13.
Opening in March & April
Young Artists at the Figge: Bettendorf
Community School District, exhibit of works by area
students; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Mar 9 thru Sun Mar 24.
X Marks the Spot, designed to complement
the “Marking Territory” exhibit; families can visit the
Studio1 installation and chart a route to learning and
adventure, exploring everything from the trusty road
atlas to genealogical maps that trace your family
history; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Mar 9 thru Thu Jun 13.
Young Artists at the Figge: Davenport
Community School District, exhibit of works by area
students; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
Mar 30 thru Sun Apr 14.
Dollhouse Miniatures, display by the Metro Mini
Makers of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Mon
Apr 1 thru Tue Apr 30.
Jean Johnson - Ali Kirsch, fibers by Johnson,
acrylics and mixed media by Kirsch, MidCoast Centre
Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline, IL, Midcoast.org,
Mon Apr 1 thru Fri May 31.
Taking Bearings Portfolio Exchange, a
printmaking portfolio exchange featuring the work of
printmakers across the country based on the theme
of “Taking Bearings” and organized by Brett Schieszer,
printmaking instructor at Buffalo State College,
Buffalo, N.Y.; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, weekends vary
thru May 10; free; for information, call 563-333-6444,
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, Fri
Apr 12 thru Thu Jun 13.
Young Artists at the Figge: Geneseo Community
School District, exhibit of works by area students; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Apr 20 thru Sun May 5.
Senior Honors Exhibit, exhibit of works by SAU
students graduating with degrees in fine arts, graphic
design, and book arts; for information, call 563-333-
6444 or e-mail CatichGallery@SAU.edu, Catich Gallery
- St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/catich, Tue Apr 23 thru Fri May 10.
Senior Studio Art Student Exhibition, exhibit
of works by scheduled student artists Bronte M.
Benson, Arielle E. Campos, Jessica L. Coons, Emily M.
Hayes, Shannon Alyssa McWherter, Konner Michael
Pemberton, Amie Regina Rogers, Elena K. Scherer,
Kaleigh Wall, and Huangyuying Zheng; Tue.-Sat. noon-
4pm when school is in session; free; for information,
call 309-794-7231, Augustana College Art Museum,
Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu, Sat Apr 27 thru Sat May 18.
Opening in May & June
Quad City Quilter’s Show, free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, Wed
May 1 thru Fri May 31.
Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik - Lisa Mahar, mixed-
media exhibit, MidCoast Gallery West, 2nd Ave & 16
1/2 St, Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, Wed May 1 thru
Thu Jun 13.
Venus Envy Quad Cities, annual exhibit
celebrating women in the arts; donations encouraged,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, VenusEnvyQC.com, Sat May 4 thru Fri May 24.
American POP! Selections from the CU Art
Museum Collection, exhibit of rowdy and fun-loving
images that amuse and also examine the authority
of materialism in America; 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,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat May 4 thru Thu Jun 13.
Pushing the Envelope, on Level 2, next to the
Family Activity Center; in conjunction with the
exhibition “American POP!”, bring your family to explore
the phenomenon of Pop Art through this hands on
exhibition; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
May 4 thru Thu Jun 13.
Young Artists at the Figge: Pleasant Valley
Community School District, exhibit of works by area
students; 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, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat
May 11 thru Sun May 26.
Artowkrs Expo, Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA, Midcoast.
org, Sat Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 13.
Jennifer Petersen - Mona Wolbers, calligraphy
& books arts by Petersen, watercolors by Wolbers,
MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200 River Dr, Moline,
IL, Midcoast.org, Sat Jun 1 thru Thu Jun 13.
Questionable Architecture: Terry Rathje in
Ancestors @ Black Hawk College’s ArtSpace Gallery
through March 15
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Collaboration with Steve Banks and Monica Correia,
Rathje will create a sculptural installation exploring the
interaction of function and form in structures designed
digitally and built by hand, designed and constructed
with the collaboration of designer Correia and artist
Banks; Tue.Sat 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun.
noon-5pm; $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jun 1 thru
Thu Jun 13.
Aquatic Art, exhibit of plein-air paintings by
Fr. Catich; Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm while school is in
session; for information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail
CatichGallery@SAU.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
catich, Wed Jun 5 thru Thu Jun 13.
Outlying Areas
Land and Sea, exhibit of instructor Rich Ankeney’s
photography in the Main Lobby Gallery; for information,
call 309-341-5303 or e-mail lmohr@sandburg.edu, Carl
Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg, IL,
Sandburg.edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Mon Mar 11.
The Bigger Picture, acrylics by Mary Zeran; Mon.-
Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
TheGalleriesDowntown.com, Thu Mar 7 thru Wed
Mar 20.
Double Feature: Art & the Movies, exhibit tracing
cinema’s earliest days to the digital revolution of the
21st century, with works by John Baldessari, Christian
Jankowski, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Apr 14.
Single-Channel 3: Time & Circumstance, exhibit
features videos in which the artist undertakes some
sort of task or challenge, often in a restricted time
format; showcasing the Danish artists’ collective
Superflex’s video “Flooded McDonald’s”; free; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Apr 28.
Bertha Jaques: Botanical Prints and
Photographs, exhibit of works by the printmaker
and photographer perhaps best known for her prints
of wildflowers and ferns; free; for information and to
register, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru thru Sun May 12.
Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A
History of Glass, artists in the show include Jim
Dingilian, Matt Eskuche, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Laura
Fritz, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Ran Hwang, Luke Jerram,
Karen LaMonte, Judith Schaechter, and Fred Wilson; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Wed May 22.
Gone to See the Elephant: The Civil War through
the Eyes of Iowa Soldiers, the exhibit will examine
the important role of the State of Iowa and the UI
during the war, and feature primary resources, artifacts,
historical documents, and educational programming;
visitors will see how Iowa soldiers experienced daily
camp life, faced injuries on the battlefield, survived
prisoner camps, and longed for home; for information,
call 319-335-0546, University of Iowa Old Capitol
Museum, 21 Old Capitol Museum, Iowa City, IA, UIowa.
edu/oldcap, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun May 26.
I AM: Prints by Elizabeth Catlett, exhibition
of 28 prints by the world-renowned sculptor and
printmaker; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA,
CRMA.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun May 26.
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, CRMA.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Jun 13.
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, CRMA.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Thu Jun 13.
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, 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, CRMA.org, Thu Mar 7 thru
Thu Jun 13.
The Restless Spirit: American Art from the
Collection, a revolving 4-gallery presentation that takes
in-depth looks at recurring themes in American art, with
entire galleries dismantled and reinstalled on a periodic
basis; Tue., Wed., Fri., &Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm;
Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave., Cedar
Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Jun 13.
Taking Shape: Recent Acquisitions in the Fine
Art of Craft, exhibit celebrating the growth of the
museum’s ceramics collection; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, Sat Mar 9 thru Thu
Jun 13.
CLASSES
Professional Artist Development Services,
on Thursdays; artist photography and career
development services for new and established artists
within our community; for information, call 563-370-
9202, Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2, Rock Island,
IL, ZolaGallery.wordpress.com, 11am Thu Mar 7 thru
Thu May 30.
Figure Drawing, on Tuesdays; students will draw
from an unclothed model in a professional studio
environment; this facilitated experience will include
multiple poses from warm-up gesture sketches to
longer poses for finished drawings; with instructor Meg
Hollister; $20/3 classes/student, $30/3 classes/adult,
$12/single session; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Tue Mar 12
thru Tue Apr 9.
3 Dimensional Acetate Collage “Intensive” Class
with Mary Zeran, discover all the great shapes and
sculptural forms you can make; all supplies provided,
and most students leave class with at least three
projects; $75; for information and to register, contact
Mary Zeran at 319-363-0053 or maryzeran@yahoo.
com, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, 10am Sat Mar 16.
Acrylic Painting: Double Take, Thursdays thru Apr.
11; artist Allen Holloway will reveal the secrets and
steps it takes to make your own hidden-image pictures;
$65-75; for information and to register, call 563-326-
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Mar 21.
Bead Embroidery Workshop, Dubuque artist
Cindy Caraway will teach students how to make
a pendant using beginning bead embroidery
techniques, the basics of sewing beads to fabric, and
how to capture a cabochon (a flat-backed stone) in a
beaded cage; $105-115; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Sat Mar 23.
The Art of Drawing: Lines and Colors and
Shapes, Tuesdays thru Apr. 23; artist Gloria Burlingame
will share examples and explanations of what makes a
drawing successful and share techniques to add texture
and depth to your art work; $65-75; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm
Tue Apr 2.
Architectural Watercolor, Fridays thru Apr. 26;
artist Tom Hempel will teach you watercolor techniques
that capture the brilliant light of sunsplashed spaces
and the velvety, dark places of deep shadow; learn
his techniques that combine light and dark shapes to
create a unique and personal watercolor portrait of
your home sweet home; $65-75; for information and
to register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12pm
Fri Apr 5.
Faux Finishing on Furniture, Thursdays thru Apr.
25; students from instructor Mary Stringer’s January
workshop will put the faux finish know-how they
learned in that course to practical use, and beginning
students will learn-by-doing using Mary’s tips and
techniques for acrylic paints and mediums; $80-90;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Apr 11.
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
www.figgeartmuseum.org
FIGGE ART MUSEUM
Willem Blaeu, Americae Nova Tabula, 1617/1635, hand-colored copperplate engraving, H. Dee and Myrene Hoover Collection
MARKING TERRITORY:
Cartographic Treasures of the
Mississippi River and the World Beyond
March 2–June 16, 2013
Sponsored by Humanities Iowa
www.humanitiesiowa.org
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VISUAL ARTS
CLASSES
This Place Is a Zoo! - Animal Drawing at Niabi
Zoo, artist and zoo educator Elaine Kaple will share
information on the habits and habitats of the animals
you’ll be drawing while giving students tips and
techniques to meet the challenges found in capturing
the essence of live animals in a 2D format; $45-55; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Niabi
Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat Apr 13.
CALLS FOR ENTRY
Mississippi River Art: Call for Submissions,
the Eco Arts Council is inviting individuals to submit
artworks in various mediums, including photograph(s)
and poetry of the Mississippi River in three categories:
1) The Natural Beauty of the River 2) Life on the River
and /or 3) Challenges of the River; submissions can be
mailed to EACQC attention Glorie Iaccarino at PO Box
634 East Moline, Illinois 61244 or dropped off at the
gallery; for information, e-mail Ecoartscouncilqc@aol.
com, Zola Gallery, 1700 2nd Ave., Suite 2, Rock Island,
IL, Facebook.com/events/509646859074469, Thu Mar
7 thru Sat Mar 30.
Make a Coffee Mug for Bill Sackter Art Show,
seeking 100 original coffee mugs as part of a
celebration of the 100th birthday of Bill Sackte; entrants
are invited to design, paint, or create a mug for a special
art exhibit; the mugs will be sold at an April 13 auction
to benefit Wild Bill’s and Uptown Bill’s Coffee Shops; for
information, e-mail Jefri-Palermo@UIowa.edu, Uptown
Bill’s Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA,
UptownBills.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Mon Apr 1.
Public Sculpture Competition, seeking entries
from established and emerging sculptors within a 350
mile radius of the Quad Cities, for an outdoor sculpture
exhibition with three to nine sites throughout the
Quad Cities; artists may submit up to five pieces; for
information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-
793-1213 ext. 108, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd
Ave, Rock Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com/sculptorscall.
asp, Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Apr 12.
Uptown Bill’s Seeking Artists, the coffee house
hosts a new art exhibit each month and is currently
looking for artists who would like to exhibit during
the months of July through December; group shows
which feature several artists are welcome in addition to
individual shows; in keeping with its mission, Uptown
Bill’s is particularly interested in artists with disabilities
from our community; for information, call Tom
Gilsenan at 319-339-0804, Uptown Bill’s Coffee House,
730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, Thu Mar 7 thru thru
Thu Jun 13.
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March
Jazz Honor Band Festival, talented high school
musicians will finish their daylong workshop with a
public performance; with guest director Jim Oatts; $2-
5; for information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts
Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm
Thu Mar 7.
Jon Wayne & the Pain, reggae, rock, &dub
musicians in concert; $8-10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Thu
Mar 7.
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash, concert
of Cash favorites performed by touring and recording
artist Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band; 11:45am
doors, noon plated lunch, 1pm show - $42.32; 6pm
doors, 7pm show - $25-30; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Thu Mar 7.
Augustana Choir Home Concert, the choir
performs a variety of early music as well as some
contemporary pieces, under the direction of Dr.
Hurty; for information, call 309-794-7833 or e-mail
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Mar 8.
Casual Classics - Trio 826, exploring innovation in
the performance of classical music, Trio 826 features
Julia Bullard on viola, Susanna Klein on violin, and
Hannah Holman on cello; free; for information, call
563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Mar 8.
Charlie King and Karen Brandow, Massachusetts-
based folk-music duo perform in a fundraiser for Oaks
of Mamre Catholic Worker House in Davenport and
Palomares Social Justice Center; $8-10 requested
donation; for information and tickets, call 309-786-
6944 or e-mail magmthomas@gmail.com, Broadway
Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL, 7pm
Fri Mar 8.
New York Empire Trio, renowned chamber
musicians in a Fridays at the Deere-Wiman
performance; free; for information, call 309-743-2701
or e-mail gsmall@ButterworthCenter.com, Deere-
Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 3pm Fri Mar 8.
Will Hoge, rock &Americana musician in concert;
$15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Mar 8.
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; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $12-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 6pm Fri Mar 8.
Augustana College Symphonic Band, the band’s
program is a balance of new and standard pieces
to both entertain and educate; freewill offerings
encouraged; for information, call 309-794-7833 or
e-mail samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Mar 9.
New York Empire Trio, classical musicians in a
concert presented by the RME and Quad City Arts;
$20-25; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Sat Mar 9.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks V
- Rite of Spring & Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring
conductor Mark Russell Smith, with a program
including Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”and Mussorgsky’s
“Pictures at an Exhibition”; for information, call 563-
322-0931, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
QCSymphony.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 9.
Augustana Faculty Recital: Samantha Keehn
& Howard Eckdahl, recital with trombonist Keehn
and baritone Eckdahl; free; for information, contact
Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@
Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu,
7pm Sun Mar 10.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks V
- Rite of Spring & Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring
conductor Mark Russell Smith, with a program
including Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”and Mussorgsky’s
“Pictures at an Exhibition”; for information, call 563-
322-0931, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun
Mar 10.
Kind of Blue: A Piano Tribute to Miles Davis,
presented by Jose Sandoval; interpretive performances
and an interactive discussion of the album’s style and
contribution to the evolution of jazz, with musical
selections including “Donna Lee,” “So What,” “Freddie
Freeloader,” “Blue In Green,” “All Blues,” and “Flamenco
Sketches”; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Mar 11.
Augustana Faculty Recital: Dortha DeWit, violin
recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 12.
Augustana Student Recital: Emma Leland, violin
recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Mar 15.
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Movie Reviews
by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER
It happened to Hansel and Gretel. It
happened to Red Riding Hood. It happened
to Snow White. (It happened to a couple of
Snow Whites, actually.) And now it’s Jack,
of “... and the beanstalk” fame, who’s getting
a pricey, kitschy, effects-filled makeover,
serving as protagonist for director Bryan
Singer’s Jack the Giant Slayer. At the rate
this trend is going, I can hardly wait for the
inevitable big-budget updating of The Pied
Piper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion
Cotillard, and Harvey Fierstein taking on the
role of a lifetime in The Frog King.
All told, this latest attempt at blockbuster-
izing a storybook classic isn’t awful. The
visuals involving Jack’s mutating stalk and the
hordes of giants – yup, there are hordes of ’em
here – are enjoyable, and there’s some wit in
the performances of the swashbuckling Ewan
McGregor and the great Stanley Tucci, despite
the latter relying too heavily on his nefarious
character’s gap-toothed grin to suggest
comic perversity. But the movie still feels
lethargic and unmotivated and sadly lacking
in personality; it’s an expensive-looking
trifle designed to be quickly consumed and
forgotten the minute Hollywood releases
its next revisionist fairytale. (Which, with
Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great & Powerful on
the immediate horizon, should happen
in a week’s time.) Because our heroes are
so bland and our villains so broad, there’s
no dramatic urgency behind the newly
constructed narrative that finds Jack having
to save a kidnapped princess from oversize
heathens in the sky. Because they stare at each
other with the same look of sappy, doleful
blankness, there’s no romantic ardor, or even
playfulness, in the
scenes between
Nicholas Hoult’s
Jack and Eleanor
Tomlinson’s
Isabelle. (Hoult’s
going-through-
the-motions
performance
is especially
disappointing
coming so soon
after his sensational undead turn in Warm
Bodies.) And because Singer’s generically
competent, mostly unimaginative staging
suggests that his heart wasn’t in the project from
the start, there’s no true excitement or surprise
generated between Jack the Giant Slayer’s Once
Upon a Time and its Happily Ever After. At
its best, as when giants chuck burning trees
at terrified townsfolk or Bill Nighy’s freakish
behemoth converses with his second head,
you watch the film with mild interest and
amusement. At its worst, you close your eyes and
imagine you’re at Snow White & the Huntsman
instead.
21 & OVER
I’m not sure anyone could’ve been less
enthused than I at the prospect of 21 & Over,
another booze-fueled “What did we do last
night?!?” comedy by The Hangover writers
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (both of whom
also direct here), and a movie whose crude,
obnoxious, painfully unfunny previews
suggested the second coming of Project X. So
color me shocked: Not only did Lucas’ and
Moore’s outing make me laugh, but at no
point did it even bore me. Granted, part of
what kept me alert was the frequently jaw-
dropping stupidity of its storyline, which wraps
up its already uninspired plot threads with
complete, almost offensive disinterest and is
utterly senseless in terms of time. (Apparently,
the college campus where the film is set hosts
school-sponsored outdoor pep rallies that
begin at 3 a.m.) But while the movie is dopey
and tasteless and plenty of four-dollar-words
that are generally tossed at products of its ilk
– “misogynist,” “xenophobic,” and “puerile” all
come to mind – leads Miles Teller and Skylar
Astin, amazingly, make most of it work. With
Teller as the loutish, Seann William Scott type
and Astin as the low-key, Paul Rudd type, the
actors share a spirited camaraderie and boast
exceptional comic timing, and are strong
enough actors to suggest that something might
actually be at stake during their debaucherous
adventures; the ingratiating, quick-witted stars
even make the movie’s occasional forays into
legitimately dramatic territory feel earned. It’s
very much the formulaic, gross-out slapstick
you’re anticipating, but 21 & Over is also smarter
and more hilarious than it needed to be ...
though I was bummed that my fellow patrons
reserved their biggest laughs, and biggest “E-e-e-
ew!!!”s, for the scene in which Latina sorority
sisters forced Teller and Astin to (chastely)
kiss. They were aware that we also watched 30
seconds of slow-motion projectile vomiting
and a guy eating a tampon, right?
THE LAST EXORCISM PART II
Unlike its 2010 predecessor, whose
title was apparently a big fat lie, The Last
Exorcism Part II isn’t terribly inventive or
clever, as it eschews the original’s mock-doc
presentation in favor of a more predictable
scare-flick arc in which a traumatized teen
(the returning Ashley Bell) is courted by a
malevolent spirit. For most of its length, and
despite director Ed Gass-Donnelly offering
some impressively creepy imagery in his New
Orleans locale, there are few scares and even
fewer examples of solid writing and acting.
But with her beautifully dark, imploring
eyes and her emotional delicacy suggesting
Carrie White before the pig’s blood, the
empathetic Bell at least keeps you engaged
in her plight throughout. And while the first
film went completely off the rails toward its
finale, this one, despite some unconvincing
CGI, absolutely delivers the goods. This Part
II may not be great, but it’s at least satisfying
enough to make you not dread the inevitable
part three – The Last Exorcism: We Mean It
This Time!
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Guest Artist: UI Latin Jazz Ensemble, the
performance will also include the AfroCuban Drum
and Dance Ensemble of UI; free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Bergendoff Hall of Fine
Arts - Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 6:30pm Fri Mar 15.
Sara Watkins, concert with the folk, bluegrass,
and pop musician, a frequent guest on NPR’s “Prairie
Home Companion”; $20; for information, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Fri Mar 15.
Bucktown Revue, monthly celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture, featuring
music, storytelling, poetry, and humor; with emcee
Scott Tunnicliff and music by the Barley House Band
and Milltown; $12 at the door; for information, e-mail
mgromkey@gmail.com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pm Fri Mar 15.
Augustana Student Recital: Marcus Hostetler,
horn recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 2pm Sat Mar
16.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Mar 16.
Augustana Faculty Recital: Deborah Dakin, viola
recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 4pm Sun Mar
17.
Take Off Tour featuring Heatbox, funk &hip-hop
musician in concert; $8-10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Tue
Mar 19.
Augustana General Student Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 19.
Brandon Heath - Mandisa, concert with the Dove
Award winners and Grammy nominees; $25.80-37.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
Elvis Lives!, multi-media concert of the King’s
classics, in a Broadway at the Adler presentation; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Mar 22.
Deja vu Rendezvous featuring Franti Project:
The Music of Michael Franti & Spearhead, concert
with local musician Pat Willis; $5; for information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Mar
22.
Augustana Student Recital: Gail Anderson, horn
recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520
7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Mar
23.
Beethoven’s “Kreutzer”Sonata & More, a concert
in the Quad City Symphony Orcheshtra’s Signature
Series featuring violin and piano duets from QCSO
Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and pianist Marian
Lee; for information, call 563-322-QCSO, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, QCSymphony.
com, 8pm Sat Mar 23.
Celebrating Women in the Arts, recital to
commemorate women who perform and compose
music, this event also includes art forms such as
visual art, dance, and poetry, and refreshments will be
served; free; for information, e-mail janesimonsen@
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March
Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
womensstudies, 4pm Sat Mar 23.
Eric Sardinas, blues &rock musician in concert;
$15; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sat Mar 23.
Morris Day & the Time, concert with the rockers
of “Jungle Love” and “The Bird” fame; $20-30; for
information, call 800-724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
Bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 23.
Augustana Faculty Recital: Lyra Trio Concert,
free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-
7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana
College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 2pm
Sun Mar 24.
Kopecky Family Band,
neo-classical and folk-rock
musicians in concert, with
an opening set by Evan P.
Donohue; $10; for information
and tickets, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org,
7:30pm Tue Mar 26.
Augustana Voice Seminar, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Mar 26.
Justin Moore, country singer in his “Outlaws Like
me”tour, with an opening set by Dustin Lynch; $24.75-
39.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136
E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Thu Mar 28.
The Ragbirds, folk, rock, and world musicians in
concert, with an opening set by The Eric Pettit Trio;
$8-10; for information and tickets, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Thu Mar 28.
Brown Bag Lunch: Tony Hoeppner and Ellis
Kell, attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch
to enjoy during the concert with the local musicians;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12pm Fri Mar 29.
Good Friday Tenebrae, worship service of lessons
and sacred music with the Sanctuary Choir, Celebration
Singers, Cecelian Carolers, Cathedral Choir of Young
Men and Boys, and orchestra; for information, call 563-
326-1691, First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702
Iowa St., Davenport, IA, FPCDavenport.org, 7:30pm Fri
Mar 29.
Green Day, Grammy-winning rock superstars in
concert, with an opening set by Best Coast; $30-54.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 8pm Fri Mar
29.
The Return: A Tribute to the Beatles, concert with
the touring Fab Four imitators; $10-15; for information,
call 800-724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.
isleofcapricasinos.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 29.
April
Augustana General Student Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Apr 2.
Guest Artist Frederick Hemke, piano and organ
recital; free; for information, contact Sam Schlouch
at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@Augustana.edu,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 8pm Wed Apr 3.
MarchFourth Marching Band, the jazz, funk, and
big-band musicians in concert; $15; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
8pm Wed Apr 3.
Augustana Faculty Recital: Jacob Bancks, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Apr 6.
Bettendorf Park Band Spring Concert, free; for
information, call 563-332-5190, Herbert Goettsch
Community Center, 2204 Grant St., Bettendorf, IA, 3pm
Sun Apr 7.
A Procession Winding Around Me, spring concert
with the professional vocal ensemble the Nova
Singers, featuring Fareed Haque on guitar; $15-18; for
tickets and information,
call 309-341-7038 or email
nova@Knox.edu, First
Congregational Church,
2201 7th Ave., Moline, IL;
novasingers.com, 4pm Sun
Apr 7.
ETHEL, concert with
America’s premier post-
classical string quartet and
the latest Quad City Arts
Visiting Artists; free; for
information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Mon Apr 8.
ETHEL, a classical crossover-string concert with the
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists; for information, call 309-
793-1213, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, QuadCityArts.com,
7:30pm Fri Apr 12.
Spektral String Quartet, concert with violinists
Austin Wulliman and Aurelien Pederzoli, violist Doyle
Armbrust, and cellist Russell Rolen, the ensemble-
in-residence at the University of Chicago; free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Apr 12.
Tampled Under Foot, concert with the winners
of the 2008 International Blues Challenge; $10-
12; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri 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; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $12-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 6pm Fri Apr 12.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks
VI - Tchaikovsky & Beethoven, featuring conductor
Mark Russell Smith and painist Tom Sauer, with a
program including Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter
Overture,” Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5,” and
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4”; for information, call
563-322-0931, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport,
IA, QCSymphony.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 13.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks VI
- Tchaikovsky & Beethoven, featuring conductor Mark
Russell Smith and painist Tom Sauer, with a program
including Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Russian Easter Overture,”
Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5,” and Tchaikovsky’s
“Symphony No. 4”; for information, call 563-322-0931,
Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, QCSymphony.com, 2pm Sun Apr 14.
Augustana Voice Seminar, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Apr 16.
Cosby Sweater, electronica concert; $6; for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Thu Apr 18.
Bucktown Revue, monthly celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture, featuring
music, storytelling, poetry, and humor; with emcee
Scott Tunnicliff and music by the Barley House Band
and Milltown; $12 at the door; for information, e-mail
mgromkey@gmail.com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pm Fri Apr 19.
Augustana Spring Oratorio Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat Apr 20.
Styx - Reo Speedwagon - Ted Nugent, the
legendary rockers in concert; $29-100; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline,
IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Apr 20.
Augustana Handbell Choir Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 7pm Sun Apr 21.
Third Sunday Jazz Series: Victor Wooten, five-
time Grammy Award-winners performs and educates
in Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz series; 5:30pm jazz
workshop ($5-7), 7:30pm concert ($25); for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790 or visit polyrhythms.
ning.com, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 5:30pm Sun Apr 21.
Augustana General Student Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Apr 23.
Augustana Gospel Choir Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri Apr 26.
Lucero, a blend of soul, rock, &country with the
touring musicians, with an opening set by Langhorne
Slim; $17; for information, call 309-793-4060, RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 8:30pm Sat
Apr 27.
The Steepwater Band, rock and Delta blues
musicians in concert; $10; for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Sat Apr
27.
Augustana Chamber Singers Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Ascension Chapel,
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 2pm Sun Apr 28.
Quad City Wind Ensemble Spring Concert,
concert with the area musicians; $8-10, free to students
grades 12 &under; for information, call 563-333-6251,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
QCWindEnsemble.org, 3pm Sun Apr 28.
The Devil Makes Three, bluegrass, folk, and
country musicians in concert; $15; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
8pm Sun Apr 28.
St. Ambrose University Student Recitals, free; for
information, call 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Tue
Apr 30.
Augustana Voice Seminar, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue Apr 30.
Gordon Lightfoot, legendary singer/songwriter
in his national tour; $44-59; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 30.
May & June
Augustana Flute/Clarinet Choir Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Wed May 1.
St. Ambrose University-Community Symphony
Orchestra, St. Ambrose students and community
members play music from the rich and varied
orchestral repertoire; free; for information, contact Terri
Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Wed May 1.
Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
Morris Day & the Time @ Quad-Cities
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or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri May 3.
St. Ambrose University Symphonic Band: Spring
Concert, music ranging from patriotic marches to
symphonic works; free; for information, contact Terri
Flynn at 563-333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Fri May 3.
Augustana Five Choirs Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 4pm Sat May 4.
St. Ambrose University Jazz Ensemble/
STAMVOJA Spring Concert, instrumental ensemble
exploring a wide variety of jazz and jazz-influenced
styles such as swing, blues, bebop and contemporary,
along with STAMVOJA vocal jazz group; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat May 4.
Augustana Senior’s Recital, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat May 4.
Augustana Percussion Ensemble Concert, exact
venue on campus TBA; free; for information, contact
Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or samschlouch@
Augustana.edu, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sun May 5.
Augustana Senior’s Recital, free; for information,
contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 4pm Sun May 5.
St. Ambrose University Spring Chorale/Chamber
Singers, the SAU Chorale is a non-auditioned mixed
choral group comprised of students from all majors
performing a wide variety of music from many stylistic
and historical periods; the SAU Chamber Singers are
an auditioned ensemble that performs repertoire
ranging from the Renaissance to Broadway; free; for
information, call 563/333-6001, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Sun May
5.
Augustana General Student Recital, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Tue May 7.
Augustana Jazz Combo Soiree, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Bergendoff Hall of Fine
Arts - Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Wed May 8.
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; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $12-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 6pm Fri May 10.
Opera@Augustana Performance, free; for
tickets, call 309-794-7306, Denkmann Memorial Hall
- Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Fri May 10 and Sat May 11.
Augustana Combined Band Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 4pm Sat May 11.
Bucktown Revue, monthly celebration of
Mississippi River Valley folk music and culture, featuring
music, storytelling, poetry, and humor; with emcee
Scott Tunnicliff and music by the Barley House Band
and Milltown; $12 at the door; for information, e-mail
mgromkey@gmail.com, Nighswander Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA, 7pm Fri May 17.
Augustana Band Lawn Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833 or
samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Bergendoff Hall of Fine
Arts - Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 2:30pm Sat May 18.
Augustana Music Festival Concert, free; for
information, contact Sam Schlouch at 309-794-7833
or samschlouch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 8pm Sat May 18.
Brown Bag Lunch: Lewis Knudsen, attendees are
encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the
concert with the local musician; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 12pm Fri May 31.
Bettendorf Park Band, the first concert of the
Summer Outdoor Series; free; for information, call 563-
332-5190, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 7.
Gumbo Ya Ya, annual outdoor Mardi Gras
celebration of featuring Cajun, zydeco, jazz, and blues
music on two stages, vendors, food, and more; for
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock
Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, GumboYaYaFestival.
com, Fri Jun 7 and Sat Jun 8.
Thaddeus Rex w/ Rock, at 9:30am &1pm; the
children’s musician and his dinosaur sidekick perform
in a Music on the Lawn concert; free; for information,
call 309-743-2700, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 1pm
Wed Jun 12, 9:30am Wed Jun 12.
Outlying Areas
March
Little Big Town, the country-music artists perform
in their “Tornado Tour”; $25-45; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Mar 7.
David Ramirez, Austin-based singer/songwriter in
concert; free; for information, call 319-335-3414, The
Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA, UIowa.edu, 10pm
Thu Mar 7.
Jazz Night, on Thursdays; free; for information, call
309-341-7265, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 8pm Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, blues guitarists and
singer/songwriters in concert; $39-59; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Fri Mar 8.
The Artie Shaw Orchestra, concert of 40s
&50s standards including “Star Dust”, “Moonglow,”
and “Dancing in the Dark”; $19-27; for tickets and
information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim
Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts &
Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com,
7:30pm Fri Mar 8.
Mike Mangione & the Union, rock and chamber-
folk with the Milwaukee-based singer/songwriter and
his ensemble; $12-15; for tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Sat Mar 9.
Naha Greenholtz, award-winning Canadian
violinist in concert, performing with pianist Marian Lee;
$10-12; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 7:30pm Sat Mar 9.
Old Capitol Chorus 2013, this year’s annual show,
“King of the Road,” will feature guest groups The
Regular Joes, The Quire of Iowa City, and The Choir
Boys; $5-15; for tickets and information, call 319-688-
2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa
City, IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm Sat Mar 9.
Orchestra Iowa: Brahms’ Third, conducted by
Maestro Hankewich; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 9.
Gaelic Storm, Celtic classics and originals with
the famed touring musicians; $25-35; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm
Sun Mar 10.
Terakaft, Arabian desert-blues musicians in
concert; $17-21; for tickets and information, call 319-
364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Sun Mar 10.
The Artie Shaw Orchestra, the beloved big band
in concert, with a performance by Sarah Hayes; $25-
30; for information, call 563-652-9815, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 2pm Sun Mar 10.
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i wireless Center
March and April
T
here’s a monster jam coming to
the i wireless Center this spring,
and I’m not referring to the type that
resulted when
Billy’s mom
trapped that
gremlin in the
microwave. (Sorry.
I just watched that
movie again a few
weeks ago, and
the image is now
freshly embedded
in memory.) I
am, instead, referring to the four-
wheeled explosion of simulated road
rage that is the capitalized Monster
Jam, the engine-revving, windshield-
crushing, monster-truck extravaganza
that hits the Moline venue on April
27 and 28. But in actuality, all manner
of jamming is sure to take place
during the i wireless Center’s spring
engagements. Sports fans, for instance,
will be jamming to the ice-hockey
professionals of the Quad City
Mallards, whose 2013 season wraps up
with matches against Missouri (March
9 and 17), Denver (March 19), and
the Bloomington Blaze (March 10, 15,
22, and 24), the latter of whose team
you’d think would melt that ice upon
first contact. Fans of ass-kicking arena
rock, meanwhile, will have plenty to
jam to this March and April. On April
20, the i wireless Center will host a
special trifecta of legendary artists
when the combined talents of Styx,
REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent
unite for an evening of pulse-pounding
musical entertainment. And unless
you’re a “Lazy Bones” or an “American
Idiot,” you won’t wait to secure tickets
to March 29’s i wireless Center event
with the chart-topping rock sensations
of Green Day, performing their re-
scheduled February 1 concert with
opener Best Coast, and with all the
fiery musicianship you’d expect from
Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and
Tré Cool. You hear that, folks? There’s
a Green Day coming! This endless
and crappy winter weather isn’t going
to last forever! For more information
and tickets to the i wireless Center’s
springtime events, visit iwirelessCenter.
com. – Mike Schulz
Green Day
Coralville Central Elementary School Music
Program, general music program featuring students
grades K-2; for information, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Mon Mar 11.
Janis Ian, concert with the legendary folk singer-
songwriter; $25-27.50; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Mon Mar 11.
April Verch Band, Canadian fiddler, stepdancer, and
singer in concert with her ensemble; $17-21; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
Wed Mar 13.
Valgeir Sigurosson - Nadia Sirota, concert with
the Icelandic musician, composer, and sound mixer,
performing with violinist Nadia Sirota; $10-15; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Wed Mar 13.
Tracy Grammer, singer/songwriter performs a
concert in support of her new CD “Little Blue Egg”;
$14-17; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Thu Mar 14.
John Prine, Grammy Award-winning singer/
songwriter in concert; $45.50-59.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Fri Mar 15.
Craicmore, contemporary traditional Celtic music
with deep roots in the music of Scotland and Ireland;
featuring a pre-show “Men in Kilts Contest” with the
audience as judges; $13-25; for information and tickets,
call 563-249-8541, Central Performing Arts Center, 519
E. 11th St., DeWitt, IA, CentralPerformingArtsCenter.
org, 3:30pm Sun Mar 17.
The Des Moines Metro Opera, company performs
“Arias, Art Songs and Musical Theater” in a concert in
the Lunch Unplugged Concert Series; $8-10; for tickets
and information, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St.,
Des Moines, IA, LunchUnplugged.com, 12pm Wed
Mar 20.
Neal McCoy, concert with the platinum-selling
singer of “Wink” and “The Shake”; $22-35; for tickets
and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 9pm Fri Mar 22.
Switchback, roots and Celtic soul music with Brian
FitzGerald and Martin McCormack; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm
Sat Mar 23.
Blue Man Group, an explosion of comedy, music,
and technology with the famed performers; Sat. 2 &
8pm, Sun. 2pm; $47-67; for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, Sat Mar
23 and Sun Mar 24.
Chris Young, chart-topping country singer in
concert; $39-59; for tickets and information, call
877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside, IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com, 9pm Sat Mar 23.
Newfound Road, Americana and classical-piano
musicians in a concert in the Lunch Unplugged
Concert Series; $8-10; for tickets and information, call
515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
LunchUnplugged.com, 12pm Tue Mar 26.
Arlo Guthrie, concert with the legendary singer-
songwriter and social commentator; a concert in the
Live at the Temple series; for information and tickets,
call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA, ,
7:30pm Wed Mar 27.
Christopher O’Riley and Matt Haimovitz: Shuffle.
Play. Listen., cellist and pianist perform a unique blend
of classical music and pop; a Hancher Auditorium
presentation; $10-37; for tickets and information, call
319-335-1160, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, hancher.UIowa.edu/
events/oriley.html, 7:30pm Thu Mar 28.
Knox College Choir, free; for information, call 309-
341-7715, Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 7:30pm Thu Mar 28.
Experience the Beatles with Rain, classics from
the Fab Four’s discography in a lavish multi-media
spectacle; $45-57; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Sat Mar 30.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra, the
program will include Haydn’s “Symphony No. 99 in
E-flat Major” and Dittersdorf’s “Ester” overture; harpist
Faye Seeman performs Vaughan Williams’“Fantasia on
Greensleeves for Harp and Strings” and Still’s “Ennanga
for Harp, Piano, and Strings”; for information and
tickets, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57
S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 30.
April
Kendrick Lamar - Chance the Rapper, chart-
topping hip-hop artist in concert, with an opening set
by Chance the Rapper$26-33.35; for information and
tickets, call 319-335-3041, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N.
Madison St., Iowa City, IA, scope.UIowa.edu, 7pm Mon
Apr 1.
Sonny Rollins, concert with the legendary
saxophonist and recipient of the 2011 Medal of Arts;
a Hancher Auditorium presentation; $10-37; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, hancher.
UIowa.edu/events/rollins.html, 7:30pm Tue Apr 2.
Iris DeMent, concert with the Grammy Award-
nominated singer/songwriter, with an opening set
by Dave Moore; a presentation in the Mission Creek
Festival; $29-33; for tickets and information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed Apr 3.
Grizzly Bear - Owen Pallett, concert with the
indie rockers, with an opening set by Owen Pallett; a
presentation in the Mission Creek Festival; $30-32; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Thu Apr 4.
Jazz Night, on Thursdays; free; for information, call
309-341-7265, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 8pm Thu Apr 4 thru Thu Apr 25.
A Procession Winding Around Me, spring concert
with the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers,
featuring Fareed Haque on guitar; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 309-341-7038 or email nova@
Knox.edu, Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, novasingers.com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 6.
Carrie Rodriguez, Austin, Texas-based fiddler/
singer/songwriter in concert; $16-19; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Sat
Apr 6.
Mucca Pazza, concert with the 30-piece, rock-
fueled marching band, with an opening set by
Mumford’s; $12-15; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Apr 6.
McFarland – Gaub Duo, violinist Nancy McFarland
and pianist Eugene Gaub perform selections of
Johannes Brahms’ most beautiful and admired
chamber music of the Romantic era; a concert in the
inaugural Sondheim Chamber Music Spotlight Series;
$12-15; for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sun Apr 7.
Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players, Featuring
Beethoven’s Variations on “La ci darem la mano,”
Vanhal’s Divertimento in G Major, Ibert’s Five Pieces
for Trio, Halvorsen’s Passacaglia &Sarabande with
variations on a theme by Handel, and Prokofiev’s
Quintet in G minor, Op.39; for information and tickets,
call 319-366-8203, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org,
2:30pm Sun Apr 7.
Kyle Eastwood Band, Paris-based jazz quintet led
by Clint Eastwood’s eldest son; a concert in the Live at
the Temple series; for information and tickets, call 515-
246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA, , 7:30pm
Mon Apr 8.
Alfa, singer/songwriter performs a concert in the
Lunch Unplugged Concert Series; $8-10; for tickets and
information, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater
Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des
Moines, IA, LunchUnplugged.com, 12pm Tue Apr 9.
Kyle Eastwood, concert with the jazz player,
bandleader, and son of Clint Eastwood; $20-25;
for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Tue Apr 9.
2Cellos, concert with the internationally-acclaimed
duo; $15-45; for information and tickets, call 309-343-
2299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Wed Apr 10.
Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Knox Faculty and
Friends Combo, $7 at the door; for information, call
309-341-7265, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 8pm Thu Apr 11.
Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Knox Alumni Big
Band & the Deep Blue Organ Trio, $10 at the door; for
information, call 309-341-7265, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S.
Cherry, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 8pm Fri Apr 12.
Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Ben Williams
and Sound Effect & The Knox Jazz Ensemble, $12-
15; for information, call 309-341-7265, The Orpheum
MUSIC
CONCERTS
Outlying Areas
March
Blue Man Group @ Paramount Theatre – March 23 & 24
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Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu,
5pm Sat Apr 13.
Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Rootabaga
Kids Meet the Deep Blue Organ Trio, free; for
information, call 309-341-7265, Galesburg Public
Library, 40 E Simmons St, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu,
10:30am Sat Apr 13.
Oscar & Ella Listen to Jazz: A Kid’s Musical
Introduction by Dan Knight, composer and
pianist Dan Knight presents a fun and educational
introduction to jazz music for kids with the help of
his dogs Oscar and Ell; $7; for information and tickets,
call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 2pm
Sat Apr 13.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra, $22-72; for tickets
and information, call 309-671-1096, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 8pm Sat Apr 13.
Red Horse, folk-music concert with Eliza Gilkyson,
John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky; $25-30; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
Sun Apr 14.
Billy Bragg, British folk artist and activist in concert,
with an opening set by Kim Churchill; $30-32; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Mon Apr 15.
Iowa City Girls Choir, an auditioned choir made
up of girls in fourth through sixth grade from Iowa
City area elementary schools; $5/family at the door; for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Mon Apr 15.
The Beatles with RAIN, multi-media production
featuring many of the Fab Four’s most beloved hits;
$40-60; for tickets and information, call 319-366-8203,
Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 16.
California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio,
concert with six award-winning, virtuoso guitarists;
$18-22; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Wed Apr 17.
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, concert with
the nine-time winner of the All-Ireland Fiddle
Championship and her Grammy-winning ensemble;
$30-32; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Fri Apr 19.
The Corridor Sings Broadway, a celebration of
Broadway music featuring some of the greatest talent
in Iowa’s Creative Corridor; featuring a silent auction
and a raffle for a Chicago theater weekend; $10-20; for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 19 and Sat Apr 20.
Just Imagine, multimedia concert of John Lennon’s
stories and songs; for tickets and information, call
641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, Sat Apr 20.
Lord Nelson Mass, the Knox Choir College Choir
performs with the Galesburg Community Chorus,
Monmouth Chorale, soloists, and orchestra; free; for
information, call 309-341-7715, Central Congregational
Church, 60 Public Square, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 5pm
Sat Apr 20.
The Red Head Express, acclaimed family bluegrass
band in concert; $13-25; for information, call 563-
652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Sat
Apr 20.
Dan Knight: The Kandinsky Suite and MURAL,
back-to-back world premieres of new music by
Steinway Artist Knight, inspired by the visual art of
Vassily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock; $12-17; for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 3pm Sun Apr 21.
Murasaki Duo, the program will include
Beethoven’s “Twelve Variations on Mazart’s Magic
Flute,” Paganini’s “Variations on One String on Rossini’s
Moses,” Martinu’s “Variations on Rossini’s Moses,”
Heifetz’s “Fantasy on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,” and
Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Trio in A Mino”; a concert in the
inaugural Sondheim Chamber Music Spotlight Series;
$12-15; for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr 23.
Matt Kearney, contemporary pop with elements of
folk, rock, and hip-hop; for information and tickets, call
319-335-3041, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison
St., Iowa City, IA, scope.UIowa.edu, 8pm Thu Apr 25.
Bruce and “Old Friends” Piano Recital/
Commentary, presented by Dr. Bruce Polay and the
Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra, featuring works
by Handel, Beethoven, Debussy, Lecuona, Chopin,
and others; $10-14; for information and tickets, call
309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 26.
Kenny Chesney, four-time CMA Entertainer of the
Year in his “No Shoes Nation Tour”; $25-77; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Fri Apr 26.
Dr. Zubo & the Bird Purples, the concert’s
music has been composed for, and dedicated to, the
Performing Arts space: the performance hall, entrance,
foyer, and hallways; music will morph from classical
to pop seamlessly, incorporating both traditional
and nontraditional instruments; $8; for information
and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center
for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 27.
Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra, the season
finale will feature the KGS performing Ravel’s “Daphnis
et Chloe Suite 2,” and Deussen’s “American Hymn” and
Avni’s “Largo for Strings”; Roberta Rust will perform
Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major,
Opus 73”; $9.75 &up; for information and tickets, call
309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Apr 27.
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver, Jim
Curry performs multi-platinum hits such as “Rocky
Mountain High” “Annie’s Song,” and “Calypso”; for
tickets and information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts
& Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com,
Sat Apr 27.
Three Dog Night, legendary music icons in
their fourth decade of performance; $27-45; for
tickets and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 9pm Sat Apr 27.
David Wilcox, singer/songwriter performs in
conjunction with his 17th album “Reverie”; $17-
21; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Sun Apr 28.
May & June
La Clemenza di Tito, presentation of Mozart’s
opera by the University of Iowa’s Martha-Ellen Tye
Opera Theater; Thu. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $5-20; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Thu May 2 thru Sun May 5.
Jazz Night, on Thursdays; free; for information, call
309-341-7265, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg,
IL, Knox.edu, 8pm Thu May 2 thru Thu May 30.
Orchestra Iowa: American Gothic, world premiere
of symphonic variations on an American theme by
Michael Daugherty; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre, 123 3rd St. SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, ParamountTheatreCR.com, 7:30pm
Sat May 4.
Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra:
Mayflower & Romance, a mixture of classical
and POPS literature under the direction of Robert
McConnell; for tickets and information, call 641-472-
2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing
Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield, IA,
FairfieldACC.com, Sun May 5.
Zoe Keating, Canadian “one-woman orchestra” in
concert; $18-22; for tickets and information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Wed May 8.
Drew Nelson, concert with the Americana, roots-
rock, and traditional folk musician; $12-15; for tickets
and information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm
Thu May 9.
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CONCERTS
Outlying Areas
May & June
on Wednesdays and Thursdays; auditions are not
required; the ensemble includes high school students,
college students, faculty members, retirees, and other
community members who enjoy performing music
from a variety of periods and styles; $20/course; for
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.
edu, 4:30pm Thu Mar 7 thru Thu May 16.
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 7
thru Thu Jun 13.
QC Rock Academy, accepting students for guitar,
drums, bass, piano, and vocal lessons; for information,
call 563-386-3044, QCRockAcademy.com, Thu Mar 7
thru Thu Jun 13.
Seeking Musicians and Vocalists for Newcomb
Presbyterian Church Worship Band, for information
and to schedule an audition time, call the church at
563-391-7308, Newcomb Presbyterian Church, 2619 N.
Division St., Davenport, IA, NewcombChurch.org, 1pm
Sat Mar 9.
Augustana Music Scholarship Day, applicants
will receive detailed information by email concerning
their audition time approximately two weeks before
the audition; accompanists will be provided for
vocal auditions only; free; for information, contact
Dr. Margaret Ellis at 309-794-7333, Bergendoff Hall of
Fine Arts - Augustana College,
3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/x33290.xml,
9am Sat Mar 9.
Orff Workshop: Orff in
all Directions, the third in
a series of four workshops
for music educators focused
on Orff instruments and
instruction; $40 includes lunch,
$8 for students; for information,
contact Dr. Rosita Tendall at
309-794-8054 or rositatendall@
Augustana.edu, Bergendoff
Hall of Fine Arts - Augustana
College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 9am
Sat Mar 9.
Quad City Wind Ensemble
Young Performer’s Auditions,
times and location TBD,
QCWindEnsemble.org, Sun
Mar 10.
BHC Youth Orchestra,
weekly rehearsals on Mondays; for grades 5-12; $60/
course; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
BHC.edu, 4:30pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Apr 29.
BHC Community String Orchestra, weekly
rehearsals on Mondays; auditions are not required;
the ensemble includes high school students, college
students, faculty members, retirees, and other
community members who enjoy performing music
from a variety of periods and styles; $20/course; for
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College -
Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
6:30pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon May 13.
BHC Community Band Rehearsal, weekly
rehearsals on Tuesdays; auditions are not required;
the ensemble includes high school students, college
students, faculty members, retirees, and other
community members who enjoy performing music
from a variety of periods and styles; $20/course; for
information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
- Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.
edu, 6:30pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue May 14.
An Evening with Todd Sucherman from Styx, a
special drum clinic and meet-and-greet with the pop
superstar; $10; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5:30pm Wed Mar 27.
Orff Workshop: Chapter Sharing, area elementary
music teachers will share music education strategies
for elementary students; there will be games, folk
dancing, instrument teaching ideas, and the latest
in technology resources to help energize and enrich
your classroom; $40 includes lunch, $8 for students;
for information, contact Dr. Rosita Tendall at 309-794-
8054 or rositatendall@Augustana.edu, Bergendoff Hall
of Fine Arts - Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 9am Sat Apr 27.
LITERARY ARTS
READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
March
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Mar 7.
Death of a Cozy Writer, a Mystery Book Discussion
group discussion of G.M. Malliet’s book led by librarian
Hedy Hustedde; free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
9:30am Sat Mar 9.
Literary Awards Banquet with Keynote Speaker
Randy Wayne White, reserve by Mar. 11 for Mar.
16 event; featuring a cocktail hour with a cash bar
at 6pm, dinner and keynote speaker and New York
Times best-selling author at 7pm; $40; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Davenport Outing Club, 2109 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.
org, 6pm Mon Mar 11.
DAGOBAH, the
“Davenport Area
Gathering of Books and
Humanoids” discuss all
things relating to science-
fiction and fantasy books,
music, and movies; free;
for information, call 563-
326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321
Main Street, Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6pm Mon Mar 11.
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Mar 11.
True Grit, a discussion of Charles Portis’ novel with
the Get Lit Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.
org, Old Chicago, 3030 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Mar 13.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction
and non-fiction at this lively book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Mar
13.
SPECTRA Readings, event featuring poets Chris
Martin, Mary Austin Speaker, and Ted Mathy; for
information, call 563-324-1410 or e-mail mwc@
MidwestWritingCenter.org, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 8pm Thu
Mar 14.
West End Book Club Discussion, on the 3rd
Tuesday of the month; discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction books with this fun group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Mar 19.
The Madonnas of Leningrad, a discussion of
Debra Dean’s novel with the Contemporary Books
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-
344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed Mar 20.
Before I Go to Sleep, a discussion of S.J. Watson’s
novel with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Mar 20.
Impending Crisis: America Before the Civil War
1848 – 1861, the third and final part of the Civil War
Book Club’s discussion of David M. Potter’s book; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Mar 21.
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer:
Readings to Stop Violence Against Women and
Girls, readings about violence designed to create a
true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all
people; intended for mature audiences; proceeds will
benefit the One Billion Rising Campaign and local
agencies working to end violence against women; $5-
8; for information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563/333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@SAU.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7pm Fri Mar 22.
Katie Ganshert, local autghor signs her second
novel “Wishing on Willows”; free; for information,
call 563-355-0705, Books-a-Million, 4000 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, 1pm Sat Mar 23.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a
discussion of the Philip K. Dick book with the Club 42
Speculative Fiction Book Group; free; for information,
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Mar 27.
Adult Book Discussion Group, for information,
call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm
Wed Mar 27.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, event hosted by
the Midwest Writing Center; attendees have the
opportunity to share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Mar 28.
April
In the Garden of Beasts, a discussion of Erik Larson’s
book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 3pm Mon Apr 1.
Love and Summer, a discussion of William Trevor’s
book with the Pageturners Discussion group; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Tue
Apr 2.
Read Local with Katie Ganshert, held in
partnership between the library and the Midwest
Writing Center; the author will provide a presentation
and then sign and sell books; free; for information, call
563-324-1410, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
7pm Wed Apr 3.
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Apr 4.
Katie Ganshert, local autghor signs her second
novel “Wishing on Willows”; free; for information, call
563-355-0705, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, 6:30pm Fri Apr 5.
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, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Mon Apr 8.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids” discuss all things relating to
science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and movies;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Apr 8.
German American Heritage Center Book
Discussion, discuss “Modoc: The True Story of the
Greatest Elephant Who Ever Lived,” led by Michael
Hustedde; $40-50; for information, call 563-322-8844,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, GAHC.org, 7pm Tue Apr 9.
The Piano Men, Jim Witter performs a musical
celebration of the 1970’s including songs by Billy
Joel and Elton John; for tickets and information, call
641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, Fri May 10.
Celebrate Mom at the Pops, annual concert by
the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, with “A Tribute to
Ray Charles” featuring Dave Hoffman on trumpet and
vocalist Manuel Lopez III; $10 &up; for information and
tickets, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm
Sat May 11.
Greg Brown, prolific singer/songwriter in concert;
$30-45; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA,
Englert.org, 8pm Sat May 11.
Wilson Phillips, concert with the chart-topping
pop trio of “Hold On” and “Rescue Me”; $35-55; for
information and tickets, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 9pm Sat May 11.
Willie Nelson, the legendary country-music singer
in concert; $50 &up; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, 7:30pm Tue May 14.
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience,
concert celebration of Creole culture with a blend
of New Orleans and Afro-Caribbean funk-reggae; a
Hancher Auditorium presentation; free; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Iowa City Ped Mall,
Downtown, Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.UIowa.
edu/events/simien.html, 6:30pm Fri May 17.
Drums United: World of Rhythm, ensemble mixes
African, Latin, Spanish, and Indian drum traditions with
western drumming, and uses contemporary electronic
options; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, Sat
May 18.
Rave On!: The Buddy Holly Experience, high-
energy rock & roll show with Holly interpreter, Billy
McGuigan; $13-25; for information, call 563-652-9815,
Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa,
IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Sat May 18.
Hot Club of Cowtown, Austin-based Western swing
trio in concert; $20-25; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun May 19.
Hector Del Curto Tango Trio, concert with the
Argentinian musician and his ensemble; a concert
in the Live at the Temple series; for information and
tickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines,
IA, CivicCenter.org, 7:30pm Sat May 25.
Calexico, concert with the country, Latin, and Tex-
Mex musicians; $18-22; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri May 31.
They Might Be Giants, alternative rockers in
concert; $25-27.50; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun Jun 2.
Son Volt, Americana concert with Jay Farrar and his
ensemble; $22-25; for tickets and information, call 319-
688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St.,
Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Mon Jun 3.
CLASSES & CALLS FOR ENTRY
BHC Community Chorale, weekly rehearsals on
Thursdays; auditions are not required; the ensemble
includes high school students, college students, faculty
members, retirees, and other community members
who enjoy performing music from a variety of periods
and styles; $20/course; for information, call 309-796-
8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Thu Mar 7 thru
Thu May 16.
BHC Community Jazz Band, weekly rehearsals
Daniel Tosh @ Peoria Civic Center – June 6
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Elizabeth Strout, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in
2009 for her novel-in-stories “Olive Kitteridge” will
discuss her latest novel “The Burgess Boys”; free; for
information, call 319-337-2681, Prairie Lights Books,
15 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA, PrairieLights.com, 7pm
Tue Apr 9.
Warm Bodies, a discussion of Isaac Marion’s novel
with the Get Lit Discussion Group; free; for information,
call 563-344-4179 or e-mail cwalters@bettendorf.
org, Old Chicago, 3030 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 10.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction
and non-fiction at this lively book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr
10.
Tales from the Writers’ Room #4, music
interspersed with humorous and reflective stories
performed by professional local actors; performances
feature Jane Pini, Doug Elliott and Gerard Estella as
well as material from writers Jason Alberty, Akwi Nji,
Dave Martino, Mary Sullivan and Adam Witte; special
guests include Meg Merkens, Gayle Elliott and Craig
Erickson; $20-25; for information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Apr 13 and Sat Apr 14.
Brian Alm Novel Discussion, for information, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org,
1pm Sat Apr 13.
Murder in Mykonos, a Mystery Book Club
discussion of Jeffrey Siger’s novel; free; for information,
call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9:30am Sat Apr 13.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr
16.
Before I Go to Sleep, a discussion of S.J. Watson’s
novel with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 17.
Cutting for Stone, a discussion of Abraham
Verghese’s novel with the Contemporary Books
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-
344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Apr 17.
Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil
War and Reconstruction, the first part of a three-
part discussion of Allen C. Guelzo’s book with the Civil
War Book Club; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Apr 18.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages,
a discussion of Tom Holt’s book with the Club 42
Speculative Fiction Book Group; free; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Apr 24.
Adult Book Discussion Group, for information,
call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm
Wed Apr 24.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, event hosted by
the Midwest Writing Center; attendees have the
opportunity to share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu Apr 25.
River Readings at Augustana: Donald Ray
Pollock, readings with the author of “Knockemstiff”
and “The Devil All the Time”; free; for information, call
309-794-7603, Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/x17190.
xml, 7pm Thu Apr 25.
Connie Corcoran Wilson, local author signs her
new book “Red Is for Rage”;, The Book Rack - Moline,
3937 41st Ave. Dr., Moline, IL, Sat Apr 27.
May & June
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu May 2.
Toxicity, a discussion of In the Garden of Beasts’s
book with the Alpha Book Club; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 3pm Mon May 6.
This Is Where I Leave You, a discussion of Jonathan
Tropper’s book with the Pageturners Discussion group;
free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com,
7pm Tue May 7.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction
and non-fiction at this lively book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed May
8.
Super Sad True Love Story, a discussion of Gary
Shteyngart’s novel with the Get Lit Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-4179 or e-mail
cwalters@bettendorf.org, Old Chicago, 3030 Utica
Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed May 8.
A Duty to the Dead, a Mystery Book Club
discussion of Charles Todd’s novel; free; for information,
call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9:30am Sat May 11.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids” discuss all things relating to
science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and movies;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon May 13.
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, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Mon May 13.
Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion, St. Ambrose
University English Professor Bea Jacobson will lead
a discussion of Emily Dickinson’s most sensual and
erotic poetry; light refreshments will be served;
free; for information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May 14.
Seized!, a discussion of Lea Farley’s novel with
the Contemporary Books Discussion Group; free; for
information, call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed May 15.
Cutting for Stone, a discussion of Abraham
Verghese’s novel with the Contemporary Books
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-
344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Wed May 15.
Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil
War and Reconstruction, the second part of a three-
part discussion of Allen C. Guelzo’s book with the Civil
War Book Club; free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu May 16.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May
21.
Club 42 Book Group, discussions of life, the
universe, and everything via speculative-fiction
reading; free; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 7pm Wed May 22.
Adult Book Discussion Group, for information,
call 563-289-4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323
Wisconsin St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaireLibrary.org, 6:30pm
Wed May 22.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, event hosted by
the Midwest Writing Center; attendees have the
opportunity to share their poetry or prose; listeners
welcome; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Downtown Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Thu May 30.
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LITERARY ARTS
READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
May & June
discovery, elusive qualities that are unique to each
workshop participant; for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, Mon Mar
25.
Online Creative Writing Basics I, a four-week,
facilitated online course format with one hour
of live discussion each week; for the novice to
intermediate writer of any genre who desires to fortify
a fundamental foundation for his or her creative
writing practice; elements of voice and individual
style, precision, technique, observation and research,
along with customizing a writing environment, will be
explored; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, Mon Apr 29.
Online Creative Writing Basics II, a four-week,
facilitated online course format with one hour of live
discussion each week; for the novice to intermediate
writer of any genre who desires to fortify a
fundamental foundation for his or her creative writing
practice; the course builds on Basics I, further exploring
the conventions of voice and style as a journey of
discovery, elusive qualities that are unique to each
workshop participant; for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, Mon Jun 3.
CALLS FOR ENTRY
“I Love My Library” Essay Contest, youth &adult
levels, with $50 awarded to each winning entry;
essays must be 500 words or less, and must be from
entrants living in a 50-mile radius of the Quad Cities; for
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail hhustedde@
bettendorf.org, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, Thu Mar 7 thru Mon Mar 25.
“I Love My Library” Video Contest, thru Mar. 25;
youth &adult levels, with $50 awarded to each winning
entry; video entries cannot exceed 5 minutes in length
and must be from entrants living in a 50-mile radius of the
Quad Cities; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail
hhustedde@bettendorf.org, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, Thu Mar 7 thru thru Mon Mar 25.
Poetry in Motion Contest, thru Mar. 25; contest in
levels of youth (middle school through high school)
and adults; entrants ust live within 50 miles of the
Quad-Cities and write 16 lines or less on the theme
of “motion”; $50 for each first-place winner and the
opportunity to read the winning poem(s) on April
18 during a National Poetry Month event; submit in
person at the library or by mail to Hedy Hustedde at
the library address; for information, call 563-344-4175
or e-mail hhustedde@bettendorf.org, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Thu Mar 7 thru Mon Mar 25.
Seeking Applications: 2013 Collins Poetry
Residency, the residency supports community-based
poetry and a regional poet who has not yet published a
full-length poetry collection and who resides in the six-
county Quad City area (Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Scott,
Clinton, and Muscatine); the residency is coordinated
by the Midwest Writing Center and will take place
over the month of October; for information, call 563-
324-1410 or e-mail mwc@MidwestWritingCenter.
org, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, Thu Mar 7
thru Sun Mar 31.
THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round, an
African American History Month performance by
Charlie King and Karen Brandow, offering a history of
the Civil Rights Movement and highlighting activists
such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker;
free; for information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-
6113 or StrzepekKatyA@SAU.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 10:50am Thu Mar 7.
Hank Williams: Lost Highway, musical biography
of the legendary country singer-songwriter; 5:45pm
doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm
performance; $41.28-47.55; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
7:45pm Fri Mar 8 and Sat Mar 9.
Opening in March
A Walk in the Woods, New Ground Theatre’s
production of Lee Blessing’s Cold War comedy/drama,
directed by Michael McPeters; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $15-18; for tickets and information, call 563-326-
7529, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport, IA,
NewGroundTheatre.org, 7:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Sun
Mar 17.
Blues for an Alabama Sky, drama by Pearl Cleage,
directed by Fred Harris Jr.; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$10; for information and tickets, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL,
Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Sun Mar 17.
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th St,
Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar 8.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, musical-
comedy follow-up to “Church Basement Ladies”; Wed.,
Fri., Sat. and Mar. 13 & 14 - 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet,
7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm performance; Sun. - 3:45pm
doors, 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm
performance; Wed. matinee - 11:30am doors, 11:45am-
12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm
performance; $41.28-47.55; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
Wed Mar 13 thru Sat Jun 1.
Avenue Q, the Tony-winning “Sesame Street for
Grown-Ups”musical; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $20; for
tickets and information, call 309-235-1654, The District
Theatre, 1611 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL, DistrictTheatre.
com, Fri Mar 15 thru Sun Mar 31.
Godspell, beloved non-secular musical by
composer Stephen Schwartz; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
4pm; $8-12; for information, call 563-326-1691, First
Presbyterian Church of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St.,
Davenport, IA, FPCDavenport.org, Sat Mar 16 and Sun
Mar 17.
No Exit, Jean-Paul Sarte’s existential classic; Thu.
& Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 3pm; $6; for tickets and
information, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre,
7:30pm Thu Mar 21 thru Sun Mar 24.
Antigone, the Prenzie Players’ production of Jean
Anouilh’s drama, based on the classic Greek tragedy,
directed by Catie Osborn; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm pre-show,
8pm show; Sun. 1:30pm pre-show, 2pm show; $10;
for information and tickets, call 309-278-8426, QC
Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA,
PrenziePlayers.com, Fri Mar 22 thru Sat Mar 30.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
Mar 22.
Letters Home, letters written by troops serving
in the Middle East, presented by the Griffin Theatre
Company; $7-12; for tickets and information, call 563-
333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/theatre, 7:30pm Sat Mar 23.
Opening in April
Something’s Afoot, murder-mystery musical by
James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and
information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild
- Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
QCMusicGuild.com, Thu Apr 4 thru Sun Apr 7.
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th
St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Apr
5.
Blue Sky Merchants, debuting comedy by John
Turner, about those who pitch ideas for new movies
and TV shows; tickets available at the door thru Door
#5; Thu.-Sat. 7pm; for information, e-mail sflanigin@
eicc.edu, Scott Community College Student Life Center,
Room #2400, enter through Door #5, 500 Belmont Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, EICC.edu, 7pm Thu Apr 11 thru Sat Apr
20.
How I Became a Pirate, family musical-comedy
based on the book by Melinda Long; scheduled
performances at 10am & 1pm; $8.50; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
Thu Apr 11 thru Sat May 11.
Chicago, the legendary Bob Fosse musical, directed
by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$7-11; for tickets and information, call 563-333-6251,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/theatre, Fri Apr 19 thru Sun Apr 21.
Playwrights Festival, featuring eight works by
area writers including Dee Canfield, Jason Platt, and
William Pepper performed in repertory Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-18; for information, call 563-
326-7529, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport,
IA, NewGroundTheatre.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 19 thru
Sun Apr 28.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
Apr 19.
Cinderella, the fairytale classic performed by
the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, with live music by
Orchestra Iowa; at 1 & 7:30pm; $12-35; for information,
call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, 1pm Sat Apr 20.
Rock of Ages, musical hit featuring ‘80s-hair-band
classics, in a Broadway at the Adler presentation; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Wed Apr 24.
subUrbia, Eric Bogosian’s dark comedy about
disaffected youth, directed by Jennifer Popple; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $9-11; for tickets and
information, call 309-794-7306, Potter Theatre -
Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/tickets, Fri Apr 26 thru Sun May 5.
The Jungle Book, the adventure-comedy
classic performed by students, adapted by Joseph
Robinette ; Sat. 1 & 4pm, Sun. 2pm; $5 for ages 3 &
up; for information, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Apr 27 thru Sun
May 5.
Opening in May & June
boom, end-of-the-world comedy by Peter Sinn
Nachtrieb, directed by Tyson Danner; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm;
pay-what-it’s-worth ticket pricing; for information
and tickets, e-mail info@qctheatreworkshop.org, QC
Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport, IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Thu May 2 thru Sat May 18.
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th
St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri May
3.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a hilarious new
musical comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the
best-selling book to life; $27-37; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue May 7.
The Trouble with Cats, comedy by Gary Ray Stapp;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10; for information and
tickets, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre,
4950 35th Ave., Moline, IL, Playcrafters.com, 7:30pm Fri
May 10 thru Sun May 19.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
May 17.
Menopause the Musical, musical parody set to
classic baby-boomer songs; Wed.-Sat. - 5:45pm doors,
6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm performance;
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Carnival,
adult and child readers enjoy crafts, games, giveaways,
and a dunk tank; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 12pm Sat Jun 1.
Ava’s Man, a discussion of Rick Bragg’s book with
the Pageturners Discussion group; free; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jun 4.
Read Local with Sal Marici, held in partnership
between the library and the Midwest Writing Center;
the author will provide a presentation and then sign
and sell books; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 7pm Wed
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Jun 6.
Tales from the Writers’ Room #5, music
interspersed with humorous and reflective stories
performed by professional local actors; performances
feature 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, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Jun
7 and Sat Jun 8.
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, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Mon Jun 10.
DAGOBAH, the “Davenport Area Gathering of
Books and Humanoids” discuss all things relating to
science-fiction and fantasy books, music, and movies;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 10.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary fiction
and non-fiction at this lively book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jun
12.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Grant Writing Workshop, in this workshop for
entry to mid level development professionals, startup
self-employed fundraising executives, and individual
artists, Teresa LaBella will teach attendees how to
obtain grant dollars to kick start a creative career;
$20-25; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 1pm Sat Mar 9.
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the
month; a writing critique group for all genres; bring
several pages to read to the group and get feedback;
free; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am Sat Mar 16 thru Sat
Jun 1.
Pen In Hand Mini Writing Conference: Poetry
Month Preview, a variety of poetry workshops
taught by several celebrated poets will be featured;
for information, call 563-324-1410 for details, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MidwestWritingCenter.org, 9am Sat Mar 23.
Online Creative Writing Basics II, a four-week,
facilitated online course format with one hour of live
discussion each week; for the novice to intermediate
writer of any genre who desires to fortify a
fundamental foundation for his or her creative writing
practice; the course builds on Basics I, further exploring
the conventions of voice and style as a journey of
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Sun. - 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show,
5:45pm performance; $41.28-47.55; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2, Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 7:45pm Wed Jun 5 thru Wed Jun 12.
Ballet Under the Stars, annual outdoor production
by the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities; donations
encouraged; for information, call 309-786-3779,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri Jun 7 thru Sun Jun 9.
Outlying Areas
Now Playing
The Green Bird, Carlo Gozzi’s commedia dell’arte
fairytale, directed by Liz Carlin-Metz; Thu. & Sat.
7:30pm; $5-10; for tickets and information, call 309-
341-7472, Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine
Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 7:30pm
Thu Mar 7 and Sat Mar 9.
[title of show], the Tony-nominated meta-musical
comedy; $15-30; for tickets and information, call 319-
366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.org, 7:30pm Thu Mar 7 thru Sat
Mar 9.
Jekyll & Hyde, pre-Broadway run of Frank
Wildhorn’s beloved musical, starring Constantine
Maroulis and Deborah Cox; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, Thu Mar 7 thru
Sun Mar 10.
Walking the Wire: TMI, annual celebration of
monologues, with this year’s “too much information”
theme offering tales of startling revelations, wince-
worthy weirdness, and hilarious personal habits
(that didn’really need to be shared); directed by Jody
Hovland; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-28; for
information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 10.
A Dream Play, August Stindberg classic drama
adapted by Caryl Churchill, directed by David Hanzal;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-17; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, The University of Iowa’s
David Thayer Theatre, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.theatre.UIowa.edu, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat
Mar 16.
Legally Blonde: The Musical, Tony-nominated
adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon comedy; $15-
30; for tickets and information, call 319-366-8591,
Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
TheatreCR.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat Mar 23.
Opening in March
The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bertolt Brecht’s
dramatic meditation on law and justice, directed by
Jeff Grace; $5-10; for tickets and information, call 309-
341-7472, Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine
Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Knox.edu, 7:30pm Fri
Mar 8 and Sat Mar 9.
Meet Me in St. Louis, musical based on the
beloved Judy Garland movie; a co-production of Des
Moines Onstage Children’s Theater and Repertory
Theater of Iowa; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; $8-12, Des
Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesSocialClub.org, Fri Mar 8 thru Sun Mar 10.
Night Sky, Susan Yankowitz drama about an
astronomer, teacher, and lecturer whose devastating
car accident leaves her unable to speak; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $14-15; for tickets and information,
call 319-462-4793, Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main
St., Anamosa, IA, Starlighters.org, Fri Mar 8 thru Sun
Mar 10.
The Royal Family, George S. Kaufman’s and Edna
Ferber’s Broadway-behind-the-scenes comedy; $8-
16; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for information and
tickets, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City Community
Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com, Fri Mar 8 thru Sun
Mar 17.
Billy Elliott: The Musical, Tony-winning dance
musical based on the hit movie; Tue.-Thu. 7:30pm,
Thu. 2pm; $37-67; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Tue Mar 12 thru Thu Mar 14.
Book Wings, directed by Alan MacVey; for
information, call 319-335-2700, Theatre B - University
of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.theatre.UIowa.edu, Tue Mar 12
and Wed Mar 13.
Million Dollar Quartet, Tony-winning musical
involving the impromptu evening between Johnny
Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley;
Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, Tue Mar 19 thru
Sun Mar 24.
The Bald Soprano / The Dumb Waiter, Eugene
Ionesco’s and Harold Pinter’s one-acts presented in
tandem by the DMSC Theater Company, directed
by Zachary Mannheimer; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2pm; $14; for information, call 515-288-3672, Des
Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesSocialClub.org, Thu Mar 21 thru Sun
Mar 31.
Talley’s Folly, Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer prize-
winning romantic drama; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$18-27.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6194, Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail,
Middle Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Fri Mar 22 thru
Sun Mar 24.
UI Theatre Honors Projects, by Hodges, Schiller,
Jackson, and Cook; for information, call 319-335-2700,
Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.theatre.UIowa.
edu, Mon Mar 25 thru Sat Mar 30.
Cinderella, fairytale ballet produced by Nolte
Academy of Dance; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm; $16-22; for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Fri Mar 29 and Sat Mar 30.
National Theatre Live: People, production of
the new Alan Bennett play, re-broadcast after being
filmed live at the National Theatre in London; $15-18;
for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Sat Mar 30.
The Life & Times of the Three Little Pigs, comedic
fairytale musical for family audiences; Saturdays at
1pm; $8.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6194, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Sat Mar 30 thru Sat Apr 13.
Opening in April
Gay Marriage, directed by Kim Marra; for
information, call 319-335-2700, Theatre B - University of
Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.theatre.UIowa.edu, Thu Apr 4 thru Sun
Apr 7.
Freud’s Last Session, comedic drama by Mark St.
Germain; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun., Wed., & Thu. 3pm;
$18-27.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6194, Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail,
Middle Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Apr 4 thru
Sun Apr 21.
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,
Dreamwell Theatre’s production of the videogame-
themed thriller by Jennifer Haley, directed by Jason
Tipsword; venue TBD; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; for information,
e-mail joinus@Dreamwell.com, Downtown Iowa City,
IA, Dreamwell.com, Fri Apr 5 thru Sat Apr 13.
Blackbird, David Harrower’s dark relationship
drama; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $15-28; for
information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213
N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Apr
5 thru Sun Apr 21.
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, an original
take on the classic tale, by Dallas Children’s Theater; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des
Moines Temple Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines,
IA, CivicCenter.org, Sat Apr 6.
Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s dramatic-comedy retelling
of the Orpheus myth; Thu.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for
tickets and information, call 319-398-5411, Kirkwood
Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., Cedar
Rapids, IA, Kirkwood.edu, Thu Apr 11 thru Sun Apr 14.
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer prize-
winning classic, directed by James Fairchild; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $8-10; for tickets and information,
call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600
Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Apr 11
thru Sun Apr 21.
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THEATRE
PERFORMANCES
Outlying Areas
Opening in April
Opening in May & June
Broadway’s Next Hit Musical: An Improvised
Musical Comedy, an original musical created on the
spot, using audience suggestions; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221
Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, Wed May
1 thru Sun May 12.
The Children’s Hour, Dreamwell Theatre’s
production of the classic drama by Lillian Hellman,
directed by Elizabeth Tracey;
venue TBD; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm;
for information, e-mail
j oi nus@Dreamwel l . com,
Downtown Iowa City, IA,
Dreamwell.com, Fri May 3
thru Sat May 11.
New Play Festival,
annual, week-long
presentation of readings,
workshops, and productions,
with debut stagings of Basil
Kreimendahl’s “All That
Shines,” Deborah Yarchun’s
“The Man in the Sukkah,”
Kat Sherman’s “Ondine,”
and Janet Schlapkohl’s
“Collective Amnesia: A Study
of Episodic Memory”; $5
productions, free readings;
for information, call 319-
335-2700; University of Iowa
Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, https://theatre.uiowa.edu,
Sun May 5 thru Sat May 11.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a hilarious new
musical comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the
best-selling book to life; $36.50; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed May 8.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Forum, Tony-winning musical comedy composed by
Stephen Sondheim, directed by Patrick Du Laney; a
City Circle Acting Company of Coralville presentation;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $12-27; for information,
call 319-541-2980, Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CityCircle.org, Fri May
10 thru Sun May 19.
Once Upon a Mattress, beloved musical comedy
based on the fairytale “The Princess &the Pea”; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $17-18; for tickets and information,
call 319-462-4793, Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main
St., Anamosa, IA, Starlighters.org, Fri May 10 thru Sun
May 19.
Boats, a family production by the Terrapin Puppet
Theatre of Tasmania, Australia; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple
Theater, 10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.
org, Sat May 18.
West Side Story, the Tony-winning musical classic
based on “Romeo &Juliet”; $37-67; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Mon May 20
and Tue May 21.
Rock of Ages, Tony-nominated musical-comedy
with an 80s-hair-band score; $45-60; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8203, Paramount Theatre,
123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, ParamountTheatreCR.
com, 7:30pm Thu May 23.
Cookin’ with Gus, farcical comedy by Jim Brochu;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun., Wed., & Thu. 3pm; $18-27.50;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6194,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu May 30 thru Thu Jun 13.
100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy, farcical
comedy by Joe Sears and Jack Sharkey, directed by Joe
DePauw; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $8-10; for tickets
and information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre, 600 Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.
com, Thu Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 13.
A Chorus Line, the Tony Award-winning dance-
musical classic; Tue.-Sat. & 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed.; $15-23;
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 13.
Forever Plaid, musical comedy about a deceased
group of barbershop-pop singers; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu
Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 13.
My Dinner with Andrew, world-premier drama
by Robert John Ford presented by the DMSC
Theater Company, directed by Matthew McIver;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $14; for information,
call 515-288-3672, Des Moines Social Club, 1408
Locust St., Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesSocialClub.org,
Thu Jun 6 thru Thu Jun 13.
Our Town, staged reading
of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer
Prize-winning classic; $10-15;
for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8591, Theatre
Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.
org, Thu Jun 6 thru Thu Jun
13.
SPT Theatre, music
interspersed with humorous
and reflective stories
performed by professional
local actors; $20-25; for
tickets and information, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Fri Jun 7 and Sat Jun 8.
National Theatre Live:
This House, production of
the new James Graham play, re-broadcast after being
filmed live at the National Theatre in London; $15-18;
for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Sat Jun 8.
AUDITIONS & EVENTS
Genesius Guild 2013 Season, auditions for
Genesius Guild’s productions of Euripides’ “Alcestis”
(running June 29 - July 7), Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”
(July 13 - 21), and Aristophanes’“The Acharnians” (July
27 - August 4); be prepared to read from scripts, Sat. &
Sun. 1pm, Tue. & Thu. 7pm; Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, 1pm Sat May 25
thru Sun Jun 2.
Clowning Around Class, Thursdays thru Aug. 1, for
ages 10 & up; hosted by the Quad City Clown Troupe,
learn the history of clowning, clown code of ethics,
proper makeup application, juggling, balloon basics,
improvisation, and more; students will be part of a
final skit along with troupe members at the end of the
session; $50; for information and to register, call 563-
326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm
Thu Jun 6.
100 Lunches: A Gourmet Comedy - The Curse
of an Aching Heart: Or, Trapped in the Spider’s
Web - Love Thy Neighbor, auditions for comedies
directed by Joe DePauw, Tom Morrow, and Eugenia
Giebel, running June 6 - 16, July 11 - 21, and August
15 - 25, respectively; be prepared to read from the
scripts; Sun. 2pm, Mon. 7pm; for information, call 309-
944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Robinson
Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Sun Mar 17 and Mon
Mar 18.
Thursday Theatre Talk: Blackbird, host Miriam
Gilbert and a special guest discuss Riverside’s
forthcoming production of David Harrower’s
dark relationship drama, opening Apr. 5; free; for
information, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre,
213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org,
5:30pm Thu Mar 28.
DANCE
PERFORMANCES
March
Ballet Des Moines, dance company performs an
event in the Lunch Unplugged Concert Series; $8-10;
for tickets and information, call 515-246-2300, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines Temple Theater, 10th
& Locust St., Des Moines, IA, LunchUnplugged.com,
12pm Thu Mar 7.
India Jazz Suites, Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason
Samuels Smith present an explosive and largely
improvised collaboration that showcases the dazzling
power, graceful expression, and epic storytelling that
combine with two live bands to form the pure joy of
dance; $10-35; a Hancher Auditorium presentation;
for information and tickets, call 319-335-1160, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, http://
www.hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Mar 7.
Cinderella, fairytale ballet produced by Nolte
Academy of Dance; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm; $16-22; for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Fri Mar 29 and Sat Mar 30.
Palissimo, choreographed by Pavel Zustiak, the
last installment of the “Painted Bird” trilogy integrates
dance, video, and visual projections with a live score
by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery; $15-
18; for tickets and information, call 319-364-1580,
CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Mar 29 and Sat Mar 30.
April
Momix: Botanica, dancer-illusionists who conjure a
world of surrealistic images using light, shadow, props,
humor, and the human body; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, Tue Apr 9.
Cinderella, the fairytale classic performed by
the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, with live music
by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount Theatre,
123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com,
Sat Apr 13 and Sun Apr 14.
Cinderella, the fairytale classic performed by
the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, with live music by
Orchestra Iowa; at 1 & 7:30pm; $12-35; for information,
call 309-786-3779, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, BalletQuadCities.com, 1pm Sat Apr 20.
AXIS Dance Company, an acclaimed, innovative
contemporary dance company of performers with and
without disabilities engaged in “Physically Integrated
Dance,” a new and powerful dance form derived
from early class experimentation; $10-25; a Hancher
Auditorium presentation; for information and tickets,
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
Apr 25 and Fri Apr 26.
Iowa Dance 2013: Dancing Our Visions, groups
from Ames, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Davenport, Des
Moines, and Iowa City will present a program that
mixes concert forms and experimental works including
classical ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip hop, Irish,
Indian, belly dance, Bollywood, and social dance;
$3-8; for information and tickets, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Sat Apr 27.
May & June
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The
Trocks), avant-garde dance troupe of male ballerinas
who poke fun at the traditions of ballet and add a
touch of drag to the mix; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, Civiccenter.org, Tue May 21.
Nolte Academy of Dance: Dance Recitals, for
information and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, Fri May 31 thru Sun Jun 2.
Ballet Under the Stars, annual outdoor production
by the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities; donations
encouraged; for information, call 309-786-3779,
Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St, Rock Island, IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, 8pm Fri Jun 7 thru Sun Jun 9.
CLASSES & EVENTS
Country Western Dance, on Fridays; DJ music, free
popcorn, BYOB; $7; for information, call 309-281-1409,
Silver Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
SilverSpurDanceHall.com, 7pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Jun 7.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. Dance,
with live music by Top Notchmen; $8; for information,
call 563-285-5989, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Cabaret, the legendary Kander &Ebb musical
presented by Way Off Broadway; for information
and tickets, call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center
for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 7:30pm Fri Apr 12 and Sat Apr 13.
SPT Theatre, music interspersed with humorous
and reflective stories performed by professional local
actors; special guests include Meg Merkens, Gayle
Elliott, and Craig Erickson; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103
3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 8pm Fri Apr
12 and Sat Apr 13.
The Broken Chord, a full-length play weaving
direct testimony and interviews with storytelling
and poetry, presented by Working Group Theatre;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-35; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, hancher.UIowa.edu/
events/brokenchord.html, Fri Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 14.
She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s period-
comedy classic, directed by Kristin Clippard; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-17; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, The University of Iowa’s E. C. Mabie
Theatre, 200 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
theatre.UIowa.edu, Fri Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 21.
R.U.R., 1920 science fiction play by Czech author
Karel Apek; $10-20; for tickets and information, call
319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Apr 12 thru Sat
May 4.
Grug, a family production by the Windmill Theater
of Adelaide, Australia; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Temple Theater,
10th & Locust St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, Sat
Apr 13.
Cinderella, the fairytale classic performed by
the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, with live music
by Orchestra Iowa; Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; for
information, call 309-786-3779, Paramount Theatre,
123 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, BalletQuadCities.com,
Sat Apr 13 and Sun Apr 14.
The Marvelous Wonderettes, musical revue of
famed girls-group hits of the 1950s; for tickets and
information, call 641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim
Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts &
Convention Center, Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, Sun
Apr 14.
Permanent Collection, a special reading co-
sponsored by Iowa City’s Riverside Theatre; for
information, call 319-338-7672, African American
Historical Museum/Cultural Center, 55 12th Ave SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, 7pm Mon Apr
22.
American Idiot, rock musical adapted from Green
Day’s Grammy-winning album; $37-67; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Tue Apr
23 and Wed Apr 24.
The Last Romance, romantic comedy by Joe
DiPietro; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun., Wed., & Thu. 3pm;
$18-27.50; for tickets and information, call 319-622-
6194, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Apr 25 thru Sun May 26.
Rock of Ages, Tony-nominated Broadway smash
featuring ‘80s-hair-band classics; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2 &
7:30pm; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of
Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
CivicCenter.org, Fri Apr 26 and Sat Apr 27.
Oklahoma!, Rodgers’ & Hammerstein’s musical
classic; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $10-18; for
information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Iowa City
Community Theatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City,
IA, IowaCityCommunityTheatre.com, Fri Apr 26 thru
Sun May 5.
The Wizard of Oz, stage-musical adaptation of the
beloved family film; $15-30; for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Apr 26 thru Sat
May 18.
Kyle Eastwood @ CSPS/Legion Arts – April 12
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Comedy Cage Match Quad Cities, standup
comedians from across the Midwest compete for
the chance to win $1000 grand prize and the title of
Comedy Cage Match Champion; comedians advance
to the finals by winning audience votes and the votes
of two Midwest comedy club and booking agents; $5;
for information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
8pm Sat Mar 9.
Etta May, standup comedy with “The Queen of
Southern Sass”; $20-25; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
The Blacklist Presents “100 Laughs”, local
standup comedians perform at 9pm, and the improv
troupe takes the stage at 10pm; 8:30pm doors; $10; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 9pm Fri Mar 22 and Sat Mar 23.
Comedy Cage Match Quad Cities, standup
comedians from across the Midwest compete for
the chance to win $1000 grand prize and the title of
Comedy Cage Match Champion; comedians advance
to the finals by winning audience votes and the votes
of two Midwest comedy club and booking agents; $5;
for information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com,
8pm Sat Mar 16.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
Mar 22.
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,
EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Mar 27.
Comedy Cage Match Quad Cities: Finals, the
comedians who advanced from the preliminary rounds
will come together for one night of standup comedy,
Walcott, IA, EasternIowaPolkaClub.ning.com, 1:30pm
Sun Mar 10.
Classical-Style Bellydance Class, all-level
bellydance class on Sundays, with no experience
necessary; suitable for all body types; dress for
comfortable movement; $10/class; for information and
to register, call Jenahid at 563-343-0866 or jenahid@
gmail.com, QC SoDa Dance Studio, 1502 6th Ave.,
Moline, IL, QCHippers.com, 12:30pm Sun Mar 10 thru
Sun Jun 9.
Flight School Dance Party, on Tuesdays; Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA, IowaCityYachtClub.
org, 8pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Jun 11.
Lost Country Dancers, music by a DJ; $7; for
information, call 563-284-5165, Walcott Coliseum, 116
E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Sat Mar 23.
Ballroom Dance, DJ music, free popcorn,
BYOB; $8; for information, call 309-281-1409, Silver
Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
SilverSpurDanceHall.com, 7pm Sat Mar 23.
St. Ambrose University Dance Marathon: The Big
Event, a night filled with dancing, games, food, and
fun to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at the
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City; $10
donation includes T-shirt; for information, call 815-378-
0663 or e-mail DanceMarathon@SAU.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAUDM.org, 3pm Sat Apr 6.
Rock Island Police Benevolent Associations
Dance, with a silent auction, raffles, DJ entertainment,
and more; proceeds will be used to support the annual
Christmas Food Basket Program; free admission; for
information, contact Bill Sowards at 309-558-3705, The
Stern Center, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, SternCenter.
biz, 8pm Sat Apr 6.
Movin’ & Groovin’: Tap, a demonstration and
lesson with instructors from Davenport Junior Theatre’s
School of Dance; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sun Apr 7.
Spring Fling Polka Fest, with live music by Ryan
Herman of Osseo, WI and Karl Hartwich of Trempealeau,
WI; $7, or $25/3-day pass; Fri. 7pm, Sat. noon, Sun. 1pm;
for information, call 563-285-5989, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, EasternIowaPolkaClub.
ning.com, 7pm Fri Apr 12 thru Sun Apr 14.
Ballroom Dance, DJ music, free popcorn,
BYOB; $8; for information, call 309-281-1409, Silver
Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
SilverSpurDanceHall.com, 7pm Sat Apr 27.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa, Inc.
Dance, with live music by Malek’s Fishermen; $8; for
information, call 563-285-5989, Walcott Coliseum, 116
E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, EasternIowaPolkaClub.ning.
com, 1pm Sun Apr 28.
Eastern Chapter Polka Club of Iowa, Inc. Dance,
with live music by Jim Busta Band; $8; for information,
call 563-285-5989, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Walcott, IA, EasternIowaPolkaClub.ning.com, 1:30pm
Sun May 19.
Ballroom Dance, DJ music, free popcorn,
BYOB; $8; for information, call 309-281-1409, Silver
Spur Dance Hall, 1230 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
SilverSpurDanceHall.com, 7pm Sat May 25.
COMEDY
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March
Gabriel Iglesias, standup comedian in his National
Tour; $40; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm
Thu Mar 7.
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th
St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Mar
8.
ComedySportz, interactive comedy with the area’s
long-running improv troupe; Fri. & Sat.; $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, ComedySportzQC.
com, 7pm Fri Mar 8 thru Sat Mar 30.
competing for the $1000 grand prize and the title of
Comedy Cage Match champion; the top five finalists
will also be invited for their own comedy showcase
in April; $10; for information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Mar 30.
April
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th St,
Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri Apr 5.
ComedySportz, interactive comedy with the area’s
long-running improv troupe; Fri. & Sat.; $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, ComedySportzQC.
com, 7pm Fri Apr 5 thru Sat Apr 27.
Comedy Thingy, an event of sketch comedy
featuring Dave Bonde, Jeff Deleon, Rick Davis, and
Clay Sander; for information, call 309-786-1111, The
Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
EstablishmentTheatre.com, 7pm Sat Apr 13.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, standup comedy
show with comedians from throughout the Midwest;
$3; for information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa
‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 7pm Fri Apr 19.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
Apr 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,
EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed Apr 24.
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The Cast of Impractical Jokers Live!, interactive
comedy show featuring never-before-seen videos, a
Q&A, and stand-up comedy with the TV stars; $34.50;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd
St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Apr
26.
Bill Cosby, the legendary comedian and author in
concert; $46-71; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.
com, 7:30pm Sat Apr 27.
May & June
ComedySportz, interactive comedy with the area’s
long-running improv troupe; Fri. & Sat.; $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, ComedySportzQC.
com, 7pm Fri May 3 thru Sat Jun 8.
Fairway to Murder, dinner and an interactive
mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery troupe;
$350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-9187,
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420 18th
St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri May
3.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a hilarious new
musical comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the
best-selling book to life; $27-37; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Tue May 7.
Murder at the Moonshinapalooza, dinner and
an interactive mystery-comedy with the It’s a Mystery
troupe; $350; for tickets and information, call 563-344-
9187, Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 420
18th St, Rock Island, IL, ItsAMysteryQC.com, 6:30pm Fri
May 17.
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,
EstablishmentTheatre.com, 8pm Wed May 29.
Outlying Areas
Gabriel Iglesias, TV and touring comedian in
his National Tour; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Sun Mar 10, 7:30pm
Sun Mar 10.
The Catacombs of Comedy Showcase, on
Mondays; hosted by Tom Garland, with the house band
American Honey; $3-5, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn
St, Iowa City, IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Mon
Mar 11 thru Mon Jun 10.
Tracy Morgan, standup with the famed comedian
and “30 Rock” co-star; $49.50-59.50; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sat
Mar 16.
Ralphie May, famed comedian in his “Too Big to
Ignore Tour”; $34.50; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 7:30pm Thu Mar 28.
Pete Lee, standup comedy with the Comedy
Central performer; free; for information, call 319-335-
3414, Public Space One, Jefferson Building, Iowa City,
IA, UIowa.edu, 10pm Thu Mar 28.
Tig Notaro - Janeane Garofalo, famed
comediennes perform in a Mission Creek Festival
presentation; $22-25; for information and tickets, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Apr 5.
The Bob & Tom Comedy Tour, popular comics from
the syndicated morning show perform, among them
Drew Hastings, Greg Hahn, Tim Bedore and Kristi Lee;
$29.50; for tickets and information, call 309-342-2299,
The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, 7pm Sat Apr 6.
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, a hilarious new
musical comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the
best-selling book to life; $36.50; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Wed May 8.
Aziz Ansari , standup with the touring comedian
and “Parks & Recreation”co-star, $25-35; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653; Iowa Memorial Union,
125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 10pm Fri
Mar 10.
Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett, a
conversation with the legendary comedienne with the
audience asking the questions; $50 &up; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221
Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, CivicCenter.org, 3pm Sun
May 19.
Daniel Tosh, Comedy Central standup performs
in his “The June Gloom Tour,” with an opening set by
Jarrod Carmichael; at 7 & 9:30pm; $49.50-65; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Thu Jun 6.
MUSEUMS
EXHIBITS
Along the Iron Curtain: Germany’s Cold War
Frontier , exhibit telling the story of the American
soldiers charged with guarding the border between
East Germany and West Germany; featuring artifacts,
photographs, uniforms, and stories on display from
the collection of former American GI Joe Michaud; free;
for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, Off I-80 at exit 254,
West Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.gov, Thu Mar 7 thru
Sun Mar 24.
Eye of the Beholder: The Photography of Bradley
W. Schaupp, Christine Powers shares the photography
of her grandfather and the images he captured ranging
from portraiture to nature and still-lifes; free with $3-5
admission; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun May 5.
Vintage Vows & Veils, exhibit featuring over 30
wedding gowns, plus photos and heirlooms, from
1868 to the present; free with $3-5 admission; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun May 26.
Destination: Space, exhibit on space exploration,
featuring authentic space artifacts and pieces on loan
from NASA; free with $5-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 7 thru
Sun Jun 2.
Bodies Revealed, exhibit provides an opportunity
to see inside carefully preserved real anatomical
specimens and learn the detailed structure and
function of the human body; $13-18; for tickets and
information,call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Sat Mar 9 thru
Thu Jun 13.
EVENTS
March
Collectible Spectacle, have your heirlooms
appraised by local experts; $10/object, up to 3/person;
free admission not including exhibits; for information,
call 563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 1pm Sat Mar
9.
Basket-Weaving Workshop, with Tracy Welch from
Basket Werks; $10-15; for information, call 563-322-
8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 10.
Creative Cooking with Eggs, with Chef Bud
Benson; $10-15; for information, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 17.
2nd Annual Eiermarkt (Egg Market), an egg-
market craft fair; free with $3-5 museum admission;
for information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 10am Sat Mar 23.
The Year 1848 to Today, join Dr. Joachim “Yogi”
Reppmann for this historical perspective; free with $3-5
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844, German
American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Mar 24.
Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, with a Scott
Tunnicliff presentation on “Campus Renewal”; free; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, 1:30pm Thu Mar
28.
April
German For Travelers Language Class, Thursdays
thru Apr. 25; with Eileen Williams-Jackson; $40-50; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 5:30pm Thu Apr 4.
German American Heritage Center Book
Discussion, discuss “Modoc: The True Story of the
Greatest Elephant Who Ever Lived,” led by Michael
Hustedde; $40-50; for information, call 563-322-8844,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, GAHC.org, 7pm Tue Apr 9.
Family Museum Trivia Night 2013, annual
fundraiser for the Bettendorf museum; $200/table
of eight; gourmet pizza buffet is included, cash bar
available; for information and to register, call Jeff
Reiter at 563-344-4168., Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 7pm Sat Apr 13.
My Saddle Soars: A Germanic Bicycle Tour,
presented by Scot Heisdorffer; $3-5; for information,
call 563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Apr
14.
Victorian Bridal Tea, enjoy delicious treats and a
presentation on Victorian tea customs from the ladies
of Once Upon A Tea Tyme; $10-15; for information, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712
W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 1:30pm Sun Apr
21.
Bus Trip to see Chicago Zither Club, trek to see
the last performance of the ensemble that helped
the GAHC start its own Zither group; $70-80; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 11am Sun Apr 28.
May & June
Altar-cations: German & American Spouses Tell
Their Love Stories, GAHC members share their tales
of cross-cultural weddings and marriages; $3-5; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 2pm Sun May 5.
History of German Optics and Cameras, featuring
Zeiss with speaker Terry Mahon, as part of the center’s
Year of the Image Series; $3-5; for information, call 563-
322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W.
2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun May 19.
German Wedding Traditions, presented by Kathi
Hofmann; $3-5; for information, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun May 26.
Vintage Vows & Veils: Closing Day, final chance to
catch the exhibit; $3-5; for information, call 563-322-
8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 10am Sun May 26.
The Family Museum’s Annual Young
Entrepreneur’s Market, an opportunity for children
to sell their gently-used toys or handmade projects to
the general public; $10 registration for each sales-table
spot; in held in the Family Museum parking lot; for
information, call 563-344-4170, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.
org, 8:30am Sat Jun 8.
MOVIES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March
Flight of the Butterflies 3D, documentary on
the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration and the
determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to
discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously
disappeared when they flew south for winter; $6.50-
8.50; for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org,
Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Jun 13.
Before Your Eyes, a screening of the drama in the
Independent Movie series, in Turkish and Kurdish with
English subtitles; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Thu Mar 7.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, at 6 & 8:30pm; a modern
classic in the Theater Throwback series, with such
possible events as dancing, movie trivia, or themed
food at each screening; $6.50-8.50; for information and
tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 7.
Independent and International Film Series
Screening, free; for information, call 309-794-7721 or
e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana College’s
F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology, 733 35th
St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu Mar 7.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Thu Mar 7.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a modern classic in the
Theater Throwback series, with such possible events
as dancing, movie trivia, or themed food at each
screening; $6.50-8.50; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, 4:15pm Sun Mar 10.
Rome: Season 1 Episode 9: Utica, a screening in
the Independent and International Film Series; free; for
information, call 309-794-7721 or e-mail kerirursch@
Augustana.edu, Augustana College’s F.W. Olin Center
for Educational Technology, 733 35th St., Rock Island,
IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Mon Mar 11.
Saturday Night Fever, at 6 & 8:30pm; a modern
classic in the Theater Throwback series, with such
possible events as dancing, movie trivia, or themed
food at each screening; $6.50-8.50; for information and
tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 14.
Independent and International Film Series
Screening, free; for information, call 309-794-7721
or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana
College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology,
733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu
Mar 14.
The Hunger Games, for ages 12-18; the 2013
action-adventure smash is screened in the Teen Movie
series; free, with popcorn included; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm
Thu Mar 14.
Brave, a family screening in the Movie Fest series;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Fri Mar 15.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3, documentary sequels
by area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, on the
Native American tribe that inspired Iowa’s state name;
Q&A with the filmmakers and other film participants
following the presentation; free; for information, call
309-797-0544 or e-mail fourthwallfilms@aol.com, Black
Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL,
FourthWallFilms.com, 6:30pm Sat Mar 16.
The Metropolitan Opera: Francesca da Rimini
Live, Zandonai’s opera on the big screen; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Motion Pictures
Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, 11am
Sat Mar 16.
Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3, documentary sequels
by area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, on the
Native American tribe that inspired Iowa’s state name;
Q&A with the filmmakers and other film participants
following the presentation; $7; for information, call
309-797-0544 or e-mail fourthwallfilms@aol.com,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
FourthWallFilms.com, 6:30pm Sun Mar 17.
Tim Wise: On White Privilege, a film and discussion
in this year’s “Race Matters”series; free; for information,
call 563-333-6332, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
7pm Tue Mar 19.
Back to the Future, at 6 & 8:30pm; a modern classic
in the Theater Throwback series, with such possible
events as dancing, movie trivia, or themed food at
each screening; $6.50-8.50; for information and tickets,
COMEDY
Scott & Rock Island Counties
April
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call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 21.
The Edukators, a screening in the Independent
and International Film Series; free; for information, call
309-794-7721 or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu,
Augustana College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational
Technology, 733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
Environmental Film Fest, sponsored by the Eagle
View Group of the Sierra Club, Augustana College, and
Radish Magazine; with screenings of “Last Call at the
Oasis” at 11am, “The Clean Bin Project” at 2pm, “Chasing
Ice” at 3:30pm, inspirational shorts, healthy snacks and
drinks, and more; free; for information, call 309-794-7369,
Augustana College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational
Technology, 733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu/
environmentalfilmfest, 11am Sat Mar 23.
Rome: Season 1 Episode 10: Triumph, a screening
in the Independent and International Film Series;
free; for information, call 309-794-7721 or e-mail
kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana College’s F.W.
Olin Center for Educational Technology, 733 35th St.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Mon Mar 25.
The Birds: 50th Anniversary,at 1 & 7pm; a
screening in the museum’s Classic Film Series; $6.50-
8.50; for tickets and information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, Tue Mar 26.
The Godfather, a modern classic in the Theater
Throwback series, with such possible events as dancing,
movie trivia, or themed food at each screening; Thu.
7Pm, Sun. 3pm; $6.50-8.50; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St,
Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Mar 28 and Sun Mar
31.
April
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Apr 3.
Ripple of Hope Film & Discussion, an independent
historical documentary  that retells the events
of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
was assassinated; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Wed Apr 3.
Independent and International Film Series
Screening, free; for information, call 309-794-7721
or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana
College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology,
733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu
Apr 4.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Thu Apr 4.
Karen Cries on the Bus, a screening of the drama in
the Independent Movie series, in Spanish with English
subtitles; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Apr 4.
Rome: Season 1 Episode 11: The Spoils, a
screening in the Independent and International Film
Series; free; for information, call 309-794-7721 or e-mail
kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana College’s F.W.
Olin Center for Educational Technology, 733 35th St.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Mon Apr 8.
The Silk Road, screenings in the World Adventure
Series at 1, 4, & 7pm, presented by filmmaker Marlin
Darrah; $5-7; for tickets and information, call 563-324-
1933, Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, Tue Apr 9.
Independent and International Film Series
Screening, free; for information, call 309-794-7721
or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana
College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology,
733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu
Apr 11.
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular
Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway, a blues
& gospel film with post-screening discussion; tonight
- Martin Scorsese presents “The Blues: Episode 1 -
Feel Like Going Home,” with a short excerpt from “Say
Amen, Somebody”; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Apr 16.
America’s Music Film & Discussion, “Martin
Scorsese Presents the Blues” &”Say Amen, Somebody”;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Apr 17.
Independent and International Film Series
Screening, free; for information, call 309-794-7721
or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana
College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology,
733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu
Apr 18.
Rome: Season 1 Episode 12: Kalends of Feb., a
screening in the Independent and International Film
Series; free; for information, call 309-794-7721 or e-mail
kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Augustana College’s F.W.
Olin Center for Educational Technology, 733 35th St.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Mon Apr 22.
The Sound of Music, at 1 & 7pm; a screening in the
museum’s Classic Film Series; $6.50-8.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Tue Apr 23.
In July, a screening in the Independent and
International Film Series; free; for information, call
309-794-7721 or e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu,
Augustana College’s F.W. Olin Center for Educational
Technology, 733 35th St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.
edu, 7pm Thu Apr 25.
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed May 1.
Foreign Letters, a screening of the drama in the
Independent Movie series, in English, Hebrew, and
Vietnamese with English subtitles; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu May 2.
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! - Live, a broadcast of
the Peabody Award-winning quiz show from New York
University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Motion Pictures
Davenport 53, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, 7:30pm
Thu May 2.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Thu May 2.
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular
Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway, “The
History of Rock n Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In,” with a
post-screening discussion; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue May 7.
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular
Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,
“Americ’s Music: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Performance”
featuring Meet the Press, with a post-screening
discussion; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu May 9.
America’s Music Film & Discussion, “From Mambo
to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale”; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon May 13.
America’s Music Film & Discussion, featuring a
hip-hop workshop by Midwest Academy of Dance;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
May 15.
Citizen Kane, at 1 & 7pm; a screening in the
museum’s Classic Film Series; $6.50-8.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Tue May 21.
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What’s Happenin’
What’s Happenin’
A n s w e r s : 1 – B , 2 – C , 3 – C , 4 – C , 5 – A , 6 – T r u e . A n d i f a n y o n e w a n t s t o s h a r e t h a t i n f o r m a t i o n w i t h m y e d i t o r , I ’ d a p p r e c i a t e i t .
Music
New York Empire Trio
The Redstone Room
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
T
he latest guests in Quad City
Arts’ Visiting Artists series
are the gifted chamber musicians
of the New York Empire Trio:
violinist Entcho Todorov and
cellist Kalin Ivanov, both of whom are
native Bulgarians, and pianist Margrit
Zimmermann, who’s a native Russian.
Given that their Quad Cities residency
– which began on February 28 – has the
ensemble members delivering roughly
30 outreach performances over a 10-day
period, I’m guessing that these days, all
three of them have been Russian.
(That joke only works if you say it out
loud. But even then it’s a terrible joke, so
let’s press on.)
With the New York Empire Trio’s
March 9 public concert at Davenport’s
Redstone Room, patrons will witness
the spectacular skills and electrifying
stage presence that will already have
been witnessed by nearly 6,000 other
Quad Citians during the group’s
outreach stops and school visits.
Multiply that figure by 100 or so, and
you might approach the total number
of music fans who’ve been enchanted by
the group’s performances over the years,
given the trio’s frequent international
tours and high-profile engagements
at venues such as Carnegie Hall and
Lincoln Center.
Lauded by
NYConcertReview.
com for
performances that
are “impassioned
and unified,
with each
instrument shining
individually,” and
praised by The
Strad magazine
for “alert and energetic” musicianship,
the New York Empire Trio is clearly
a classical force to be reckoned with.
(Not for nothing were they chosen
“Featured Artists of the Month” by the
Obama Music, Arts, & Entertainment
organization.) And if you think
the ensemble’s collective résumé is
impressive, the musicians’ individual
credits prove just as intimidating,
with Zimmermann a prize-winner at
Austria’s International Johannes Brahms
Piano Competition, Ivanov the subject
of a one-hour documentary film, and
Todorov the veteran of numerous
Broadway pit orchestras, including
those for Fiddler on the Roof, Legally
Blonde: The Musical, and The Book of
Mormon. So if, in the midst of Saturday’s
classical-music repertoire, the trio
suddenly bursts into a spirited take on
“Tomorrow Is a Latter Day” or “Spooky
Mormon Hell Dream,” don’t say you
weren’t warned.
For more information on the New
York Empire Trio’s area residency, call
(309)793-1213 or visit QuadCityArts.
com.
Theatre
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 17
A
new stage drama opens at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre
on March 8, and it’s titled Blues for an Alabama Sky. I just
checked the weather report in Birmingham, and apparently,
it’s really sunny there today, and residents are enjoying
temperatures in the mid-60s. As I’m writing this after two
successive, gray days of heavy snowfall and cold temps, I’m
thinking that anyone currently looking at an Alabama sky and
feeling even the slightest bit blue really needs to get over it.
Those watching this particular Alabama Sky, however,
will likely be feeling far less melancholy. Directed by Fred
Harris Jr. – the star of Playcrafters’ 2010 Fences and director
of the venue’s wonderful A Raisin in the Sun from 2009 –
the Moline venue’s Blues for an Alabama Sky is a staging of
author Pearl Cleage’s much-admired 1995 work, one recently
revived at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. A 1930-set
outing that finds the joys of the Harlem Renaissance giving
way to the harsh realities of the Great Depression, Cleage’s
play takes an unflinching look at issues of sexual and racial
politics in an economically deprived landscape. But the show is
also filled with scenes of high comedy and touching romance
as it follows a nightclub performer, her costume-designer
roommate, and other characters through a specific, fascinating,
too-rarely-discussed period in American history.
Featured in Harris’ cast are the collected talents of Rita Jett,
Exhibit
Bodies Revealed
Putnam Museum
Saturday, March 9, through Sunday, July 14
I
knew that kids would be intrigued by the Putnam Museum’s
new traveling exhibition Bodies Revealed the moment I
learned that the exhibit featured nine separate galleries on
internal chemistry, offering detailed explorations
into our skeletal systems, respiratory systems,
digestive systems, and such.
I knew that kids would love it the moment I
learned that real, carefully preserved anatomical
specimens would be on display, and that children
would even have the chance to touch and hold
real body organs at the exhibit’s Interactive Desk.
An endlessly fascinating exhibit that has already attracted
nearly 15 million visitors worldwide? Totally worth the $7 to
$18 admission price.
1) Babies have ____ bones in their bodies.
A) 206
B) 300
C) 94
2) The tongue is made up of ____ muscles.
A) 2
B) 100
C) 16
3) In an average lifetime, a person produces ____
gallons of urine.
A) 120
B) 1,000
C) 12,000
4) After the skin, what is the body’s second-heaviest organ?
A) Stomach
B) Brain
C) Liver
German American German American
Heritage Center’s Heritage Center’s
Eiermarkt Eiermarkt
Spring Craft Fair Spring Craft Fair
Saturday, March 23 10 Saturday, March 23 10- -3 3
Free Admission! Free Admission!

For more
information
or to be a
vendor call
563.322.8844
712 W 2
nd
St
Davenport, IA
gahc.org
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What Else
Is Happenin’
MUSIC
Thursday, March 7 – Man in Black: The
Music of Johnny Cash. Concert of Cash
favorites performed by recording artist
Robert Shaw & the Lonely Street Band. Circa
’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 Third Avenue,
Rock Island). 1 p.m., $42.32; 7 p.m., $25-30.
For tickets and information, call (309)786-
7733 extension 2 or visit Circa21.com.
Friday, March 8 – Will Hoge. Grammy
Award-nominated rock and Americana
musicians in concert. The Redstone Room
(129 Main Street, Davenport). 9 p.m. $15.
For tickets and information, call (563)326-
1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
Friday, March 8 – Charlie King & Karen
Brandow. Massachusetts-based folk duo
performs in a fundraiser for the Oaks of
Mamre Catholic Worker House in Davenport
and the Palomares Social Justice Center.
Broadway Presbyterian Church (710 23rd
Street, Rock Island). 7 p.m. $8-10 requested
donation. For tickets and information, call
(309)786-6944 or e-mail magmthomas@
gmail.com.
Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March
10 – Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The
Masterworks V concerts featuring conductor
Mark Russell Smith, with a program
including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Saturday – Adler Theatre (136 East Third
Street, Davenport), 7:30 p.m. Sunday –
Augustana College’s Centennial Hall (3703
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mike@rcreader.com
A n s w e r s : 1 – B , 2 – C , 3 – C , 4 – C , 5 – A , 6 – T r u e . A n d i f a n y o n e w a n t s t o s h a r e t h a t i n f o r m a t i o n w i t h m y e d i t o r , I ’ d a p p r e c i a t e i t .
Those watching this particular Alabama Sky, however,
will likely be feeling far less melancholy. Directed by Fred
Harris Jr. – the star of Playcrafters’ 2010 Fences and director
of the venue’s wonderful A Raisin in the Sun from 2009 –
the Moline venue’s Blues for an Alabama Sky is a staging of
author Pearl Cleage’s much-admired 1995 work, one recently
revived at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. A 1930-set
outing that finds the joys of the Harlem Renaissance giving
way to the harsh realities of the Great Depression, Cleage’s
play takes an unflinching look at issues of sexual and racial
politics in an economically deprived landscape. But the show is
also filled with scenes of high comedy and touching romance
as it follows a nightclub performer, her costume-designer
roommate, and other characters through a specific, fascinating,
too-rarely-discussed period in American history.
Featured in Harris’ cast are the collected talents of Rita Jett,
Matt Madison (both pictured), Shanna Cramer, Vincent Briley,
and Renaud Haymon, the latter also a Fences veteran and a
frequent, always-topnotch actor at the Richmond Hill Barn
Theatre. And with Backstage.com calling Blues for an Alabama
Sky “entertaining and engaging,” and New Orleans’ NOLA.
com describing it as “timeless” and “exceptional,” Playcrafters’
latest should make for a sensational time – one no doubt aided
by our inability to see the sky from inside the Barn Theatre.
Seriously, this winter, I’d totally write a lengthy screed titled
Blues for a Quad Cities Sky if I weren’t worried about litigation
by Pearl Cleage.
Blues for an Alabama Sky runs March 8 through 17 with
Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday
performances at 3 p.m., and more information and tickets are
available by calling (309)762-0330 or visiting Playcrafters.com.
internal chemistry, offering detailed explorations
into our skeletal systems, respiratory systems,
digestive systems, and such.
I knew that kids would love it the moment I
learned that real, carefully preserved anatomical
specimens would be on display, and that children
would even have the chance to touch and hold
real body organs at the exhibit’s Interactive Desk.
An endlessly fascinating exhibit that has already attracted
nearly 15 million visitors worldwide? Totally worth the $7 to
$18 admission price.
Hands-on fun with livers and hearts and lungs? Priceless.
In preparation for your family’s trek to Bodies Revealed, the
Putnam has included on its Website a terrific, downloadable
guide to what you and your young uns can expect to see, along
with a bunch of fun and informati-ve quizzes on different
aspects of the human body. Let’s see how smart you are before
Bodies Revealed makes you even smarter!
Bodies Revealed will be on display locally from March 9
through July 14, and more information is available by calling
(563)324-1933 or visiting Putnam.org.
Music
Sara Watkins
The Redstone Room
Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m.
O
n March 15, the Redstone
Room will host an evening with
a musician who received a Grammy
Award for Best Contemporary Folk
Album, toured with the likes of Lyle
Lovett and Dolly Parton, served as
guest host for Garrison Keillor’s A
Prairie Home Companion, and has
been a nationally renowned vocalist
and fiddle player for more than 22
years.
I will attempt not to seethe with
resentment at the fact that the
musician in question is only 31 years
old.
Incredibly, though, Redstone
Room guest Sara Watkins was
indeed a pre-teen phenomenon,
as she, brother Sean Watkins, and
mandolin player Chris Thile formed
the progressive acoustic trio Nickel
Creek in 1989, when the young
fiddler was only eight. By the time
Watkins was 12, Nickel Creek
had already released its 1993 CD
debut Little Cowpoke and was on
its way to recording four additional
albums, scoring a pair of Grammy
nominations for its self-titled 2000
release, and reaching the number-
two position on Billboard’s Top
Country Albums chart for 2002’s
Grammy-winning This Side.
But Watkins hardly faded into
obscurity after Nickel Creek’s 2007
disbandment. Having earned raves
for her self-titled 2009 CD – which
found Paste magazine praising
her “lush, warm, and perfectly
controlled” voice – Watkins quickly
made a name for herself as a
gifted solo artist, performing on
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on
Keillor’s beloved NPR radio show,
and alongside such touring partners
as John Prine, Dar Williams, and
the Blind Boys of Alabama. And
following the release of her second
solo album, 2012’s Sun Midnight Sun,
Watkins has cemented her status as
one of our country’s most energetic
and accomplished folk, bluegrass,
and pop musicians, one praised by
BBC.co.uk for her “agile playing
and the kind of voice that gives your
goosebumps the shivers.” My jealousy
is officially turning green with envy.
Tickets to, and more information
on, Sara Watkins’ Davenport
performance are available by
calling (563)326-1333 or visiting
RiverMusicExperience.org.
3) In an average lifetime, a person produces ____
gallons of urine.
A) 120
B) 1,000
C) 12,000
4) After the skin, what is the body’s second-heaviest organ?
A) Stomach
B) Brain
C) Liver
5) What is the smallest human cell?
A) A man’s sperm
B) A woman’s egg
C) A nucleus
6) True or False: It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43
to frown.
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Events
Englert Theatre
March through June
I
owa City’s Englert Theatre recently
announced its lineup of springtime events,
and you’re again encouraged to write the venue
a thank-you note for (a)
having such an eclectic
variety of them, and
(b) having so freaking
many of them that my
word-count precludes
me from opening with
a dopey joke. On tap
musically: Iowa City’s
Old Capitol Chorus
(March 9); Celtic
chart-toppers Gaelic Storm (March 10);
legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian (March
11); Icelandic composer/producer Valgeir
Sigurösson (March 13); Canadian violinist
(and Quad City Symphony concertmaster)
Naha Greenholtz (March 22); country-folk
sensation Iris DeMent (April 3); the Brooklyn-
based indie musicians of Grizzly Bear (April
4); the rock-fueled, 30-piece marching band
Mucca Pazza (April 6); English alternative
rocker Billy Bragg (April 15); the virtuoso
string players of the California Guitar
Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio (April 17);
Irish-American show-stoppers Eileen Ivers
& Immigrant Soul (April 19); one-woman
orchestra Zoe Keating (May 8); prolific singer/
songwriter and Pieta père Greg Brown (May
11), Austin-based swing trio Hot Club of
Cowtown (May 19); the Tex-Mex indie rockers
of Calexico (May 31); the Grammy-winning,
platinum-selling They Might Be Giants (June
2); and alt-country ensemble Son Volt (June
3). Indian music meets exquisite tap dancing
in the Hancher Auditorium presentation India
Jazz Suites (March 7), while Hancher also
offers a new theatrical drama with the Englert’s
staging of the Working Group Theatre’s The
Broken Chord (April 12 through 14). British
stage works performed live and re-broadcast
at the Englert are on hand in the venue’s
National Theatre Live Series, with forthcoming
presentations of Alan Bennett’s People (March
30) and James Graham’s This House (June 8).
And those looking for evenings of laughs won’t
be disappointed with the Englert’s scheduled
funnymen and -women this spring: the ever-
unpredictable Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock
performer Tracy Morgan (March 16); Last
Comic Standing breakout Ralphie May in his
“Too Big to Ignore Tour” (March 28); and two
comediennes performing at the same April 5
event – current Louis C.K. favorite Tig Notaro,
and TV and film star Janeane Garofalo. The
latter, by the way, was the sardonic, hysterical,
all-around-awesome co-star of those great ’90s
series The Larry Sanders Show and The Ben
Stiller Show, and remains the only celebrity I’ve
ever written a gushing fan letter to. And now
I’ve written two of them. For more information
and tickets to the Englert Theatre’s springtime
happenings, visit Englert.org. – Mike Schulz
Janeane
Garofalo
MOVIES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
May & June
Ground Breaking Films, on Mondays; weekly
film program explores movies that broke through
conventions with, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 3 and Mon Jun
10.
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,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 5.
QCAD Men’s Movie Night, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Thu Jun 6.
North by Northwest, at 1 & 7pm; a screening in the
museum’s Classic Film Series; $6.50-8.50; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, 1pm Tue Jun 11.
Outlying Areas
8 1/2, Frederico Fellini’s 1963 neo-realist classic; $7,
$3 for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258,
Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa
City, IA, Bijou.uiowa.edu, 9:30pm Thu Mar 7.
The Intouchables, 2012 French drama about an
unusual friendship, directed by Olivier Nakache; $7,
$3 for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258,
Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa
City, IA, Bijou.uiowa.edu, 7pm Thu Mar 7.
Les Miserables, at 8 &11pm; Oscar-winning musical
based on stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel; $4;
for information, call 319-335-3414, Iowa Memorial
Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA, UIowa.edu,
Thu Mar 7 thru Sat Mar 9.
Stand by Me, Rob Reiner’s 1986 adaptation of the
Stephen King novella “The Body”; Fri. 11:15pm, Sat.
11pm; $7, $3 for UI students; for information, call 319-
335-3258, Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial
Union, Iowa City, IA, Bijou.uiowa.edu, 11:15pm Fri Mar
8 and Sat Mar 9.
Chasing Ice, Oscar-nominated 2012 climate-
change documentary, directed by Jeff Orlowski; $7,
$3 for UI students; for information, call 319-335-3258,
Bijou Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa
City, IA, Bijou.uiowa.edu, Fri Mar 8 thru Wed Mar 13.
Rust & Bone, 2012 French drama starring Marion
Cotillard, directed by Jacques Audiard; $7, $3 for UI
students; for information, call 319-335-3258, Bijou
Cinema, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City,
IA, Bijou.uiowa.edu, Fri Mar 8 thru Wed Mar 13.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with 7pm pre-show music
by Mutiny in the Parlor and an 8pm screening of the
Audrey Hepburn classic; $7; for information, call 319-
248-9370, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Sat
Mar 9.
Amazing Events: The Great Melt, screenings on
the hour from 10am-3pm on Sat. & Sun., and a 1pm
screening on Monday; a presentation in the Winter
Film Festival series; free; for information, call 563-873-
3491 ext 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151
Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat
Mar 9 thru Mon Mar 11.
The World’s Fixes: Mississippi River Bridge,
screenings on the hour from 10am-3pm on Sat. &
Sun., and a 1pm screening on Monday; a presentation
in the Winter Film Festival series; free; for information,
call 563-873-3491 ext 202, Effigy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/
efmo, 10am Sat Mar 16 thru Mon Mar 18.
Silent Spring, screenings on the hour from 10am-
3pm on Sat. & Sun., and a 1pm screening on Monday; a
presentation in the Winter Film Festival series; free; for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext 202, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA,
NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat Mar 23 thru Mon Mar 25.
Back to the Future, a screening in the “Blockbuster
Firsts” film series; $7; for information, call 217-357-
3129 ext. 0, Carl Sandburg College Auditorium, 1160
Buchanan St., Carthage, IL, Sandburg.edu, 7pm Tue
Mar 26.
Luna Fest: Short Films by Women, 85% of the
proceeds raised will benefit Girls on the Run of Eastern
Iowa, and 15% will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund;
6pm silent auction and films following; $12-15; for
information and tickets, call 319-930-9628, Coralville
Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville,
IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 6pm Wed Apr 3.
Batman, a screening in the “Blockbuster Firsts” film
series; $7; for information, call 217-357-3129 ext. 0, Carl
Sandburg College Auditorium, 1160 Buchanan St.,
Carthage, IL, Sandburg.edu, 7pm Tue Apr 23.
SPORTS
March
Public Skate, Thu. 4:45-6:45pm and 9:30-11pm;
Fri. 10:30am, 5:45pm, & 8:15pm; Sat. 6:45pm; Mon. &
Wed. 11am; $5 and up; for information, call 563-322-
5220, River’s Edge, 700 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, Thu Mar 7 thru Sat Mar
30.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Bloomington Blaze; $9-25;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 4:05pm Sun
Mar 10.
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,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 9:30am Mon Mar 11 thru
Thu Mar 28.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Bloomington Blaze; $9-25;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:05pm Fri
Mar 15.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Bloomington Blaze; $9-25;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:05pm Fri
Mar 22.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Denver Cutthroats; $9-25;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:05pm Tue
Mar 19.
Quad City Mallards, vs. Bloomington Blaze; $9-25;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 4:05pm Sun
Mar 24.
April
Public Skate, Thu. 4:45-6:45pm and 9:30-11pm;
Fri. 10:30am, 5:45pm, & 8:15pm; Sat. 6:45pm; Mon. &
Wed. 11am; $5 and up; for information, call 563-322-
5220, River’s Edge, 700 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, Mon Apr 1 thru Mon Apr
29.
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,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 9:30am Tue Apr 2 thru
Tue Apr 30.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Apr 11.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Apr 12.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat Apr 13.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun Apr 14.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LunberKings; $6-14; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Mon Apr 15.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LunberKings; $6-14; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Tue Apr 16.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
LunberKings; $6-14; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Wed Apr 17.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Apr 25.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Apr 26.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Lansing Lugnuts;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat Apr 27.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Great lakes
Loons; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun
Apr 28.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Great lakes
Loons; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am
Mon Apr 29.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Great lakes
Loons; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue
Apr 30.
May & June
Public Skate, Thu. 4:45-6:45pm and 9:30-11pm;
Fri. 10:30am, 5:45pm, & 8:15pm; Sat. 6:45pm; Mon. &
Wed. 11am; $5 and up; for information, call 563-322-
5220, River’s Edge, 700 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, Wed Mar 1 thru Wed Jun
12.
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,
CityOfDavenportIowa.com, 9:30am Thu May 2 thru
Thu Jun 13.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Wed May 8.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu
May 9.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri
May 10.
Habitat for Humanity 3rd Annual Golf Outing,
for information, call 563-359-9066, Indian Bluff Golf
Course, 6200 78th Ave, Milan, IL, HabitatQC.org,
8:30am Sat May 11.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat May 11.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun May 12.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Peoria Chiefs;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 11am Mon May 13.
Skip-a-Long Child Development Services’ 17th
Annual Little Bogey’s Golf Outing, the event helps
raise funds to support full-time, on-site nurses at four
child-care centers, provides parents in-need with
financial assistance to help with the high cost of quality
care, and gives one of the Skip-a-Long alumni a college
scholarship; includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, use of golf
cart, drink tickets, golfer gifts and “schwag,”and a steak
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dinner afterwards; for information, e-mail lstrader@
salfcs.org, Indian Bluff Golf Course, 6200 78th Ave,
Milan, IL, skip-a-long.org, Mon May 13.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri May 17.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Sat May 18.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 2pm Sun May 19.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Beloit Snappers;
$6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-324-3000,
Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA,
MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
11am Mon May 20.
Quad Cities River
Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; $6-14; for
tickets and information,
call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/
index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed
May 22.
Quad Cities River
Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; $6-14; for
tickets and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern
Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.
com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu May 23.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; $6-14; for tickets and information, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri May 24.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue
May 28.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Wed May 29.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Kane County
Cougars; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu
May 30.
Fighting Bee Golf Classic, hosted by former
St. Ambrose University athletic director and men’s
basketball coach Ray Shovlain, tournament proceeds
will benefit more than 800 SAU student athletes
participating in 23 varsity athletic programs; 10am
check-in, 11am shotgun start, 4:30pm steak dinner at
Rookies; for information and to register, call 563-333-
6290 or alumni@SAU.edu, Emeis Golf Course, 4500
West Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/alumni,
10am Fri May 31.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue
Jun 11.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Wed June 12.
Quad Cities River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; $6-14; for tickets and information, call 563-
324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu
Jun 13.
OTHER EVENTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
March
Nominations Available for 2013 Young Women
of Achievement Awards, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa
and Western Illinois and the Women’s Connection are
accepting nominations for awards which recognize
young female Quad Cities ages 17-23 who have
exhibited academic excellence, leadership, and
outstanding community service; recipients will be
honored at a June 13 event featuring Olympic Gold
Medalist Shawn Johnson; honorees will be able to
apply for two scholarships, need not be a Girl Scout
to be considered; for information and nomination
forms, call 309-788-0833 or
309-631-0167, The Women’s
Connection, 230 16th Street,
Rock Island, IL, Thu Mar 7
thru Fri Mar 15.
King’s Harvest Ministries
Volunteer Opportunity,
seeking volunteers to work
with homeless people at the
overflow shelter this winter,
especially volunteers willing
to spend the night; also
opportunities to help from
8:45-10:45pm with check-in,
and people willing to bring
food (normally sandwiches)
for an average of 50 people; for information, call 309-
798-3776, King’s Harvest, 824 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 31.
Friends of the Rock Island Public Library Half-
price Used Book Sale, for information, call 309-732-
7369, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am
Thu Mar 7.
Friendly House Beach Party, dinner, live music by
Identity Crisis, beach games, and the opportunity to
bid on silent-auction items; guests are encouraged to
wear beach attire; proceeds will support the programs
and services provided at Friendly House; $40, $280/
table of 8; for information, call 563-323-1821 ext. 28 or
e-mail mgibson@friendlyhouseiowa.org, Golden Leaf
Banquet & Convention Center, 2902 E. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, friendlyhouseiowa.org, 6pm Fri Mar 8.
Henry Farnam Dinner, hosted by River Action; with
Dr. Patrick Nunnally giving an illustrated presentation
on “The Upper Mississippi in 2054: Visions of the River
200 Years After the First Railroad Arrived in Rock Island”;
with cocktails, dinner, raffles, displays, and more; $40/
person, $375/reserved table of 10; for information, call
356-322-2969, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr.,
Rock Island, IL, riveraction.org, 5pm Fri Mar 8.
International Women’s Day Letter-Writing
Activity, in the cafeteria; a letter-writing opportunity
to celebrate International Women’s Day at St. Ambrose
University; free; for information, contact Katy Strzepek
at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@SAU.edu, Cosgrove
Hall - St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
11:30am Fri Mar 8.
Rock Island Extension & 4-H Foundation Trivia
Challenge, fundraiser for 4-H, Master Gardeners,
Horticulture, Agriculture, and Natural Resources; 10
Trivia Rounds of 10 Questions, Mulligans, 50/50, Silent
Auction, Doubler; $80/team of 8; 1st place $160, 2nd
place $80, 3rd place $40; cash bar, bring your own
snacks, no outside beverages, Fargo Dance & Sports,
4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL, https://webs.
extension.uiuc.edu/registration, 6:30pm Fri Mar 8.
Trivia Night, $10/person, teams of 8, $1 Mulligans;
1st &2nd place cash awards, refreshments available;
all proceeds go to local missions sponsored by the
Disciples Women Fellowship; for information, call 563-
322-2171 or 563-322-0929, First Christian Church of
Davenport, 510 E 15th St, Davenport, IA, 6:30pm Fri
Mar 8.
Tutu Fabulous!, a fundraiser for Ballet Quad
Cities, featuring a wine tasting, beer, spirits, a silent
auction, and a BQC jazz performance of “Black
Coffee” choreographed by Margaret Huling; $40-
45; for information and tickets, call 309-786-3779,
Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
BalletQuadCities.com, 6pm Fri Mar 8.
Great River Brewery Beer-Tapping Event,
celebrating the release of the Owney Irish Red Ale, a
new beerv dedicated to seniors and senior services;
with food provided by the Fountains Senior Living
Community of Bettendorf; for information, call
563-386-7477, Great River Brewery, 332 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Sat Mar 9.
Habitat Trivia Night, 6:15pm doors, 7pm
trivia; for information, call 309-530-5057 or e-mail
habitatqctrivia@gmail, Milan Community Center, 2701
1st St. East, Milan, IL, HabitatQC.org, 7pm Sat Mar 9.
Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, a trip
trip up the Mississippi River to Thomson, IL; free;
for information, call Brent Langley at 309-799-7192,
Brothers Restaurant, 1718 2nd Ave, Rapids City, IL, 7am
Sat Mar 9.
Trivia Night in LeClaire, fundraiser for the LeClaire
Civic Club; $10/person, up to 8 people/table ($50/table
minimum); Mulligans 10 for $10, door prizes; 1st place
-- entry money back, 2nd place -- half of entry money
back; may bring your own beer, wine, and snacks, or
purchase soda, water, or snacks; 6:30pm doors; for
information and to reserve, call 563-505-6703 or e-mail
chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd,
LeClaire, IA, LeClaireChamber.com, 7pm Sat Mar 9.
Fundraiser for the Milan Optimist Club, all
proceeds go to youth activities in and around the Quad
City area; 1pm doors, 2pm auction; with a 50/50 raffle,
cash &carry, vendors, and more; for information, e-mail
jessicadraper@yahoo.com, Milan American Legion,
515 W 1st Ave, Milan, IL, 1pm Sun Mar 10.
Second Sundays in the Richardson-Sloane
Special Collections, on the 2nd Sun. of the month;
open for genealogy and local-history research;
for information, call 563-326-7902 or e-mail
specialcollections@DavenportLibrary.com, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sun Mar 10.
The Prides of March Masquerade Ball, reserve
by Mar. 10 for Mar. 15 event; annual event benefiting
QC Pride, Inc. that includes specialty drinks, hors
d’oeuvres, dancing, and gift drawings, with masks and
semi-formal to formal attire suggested; $25-30; for
information, e-mail contactus@qcpride.org, Radisson
Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
QCPride.org, 7pm Sun Mar 10.
Niabi Zoo Opening Day, for information, call 309-
799-3482, Niabi Zoo, Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL,
NiabiZoo.com, 9:30am Mon Mar 11.
QC Alternative Spring Break: Invasive Species
Pull, college and high school students are invited
to participate in environmental education and
stewardship; lunch provided; $2; for information,
contact Marilynn Bartels at bartelsm@BHC.edu or
309-796-5235, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave.,
Davenport, IA, BHC.edu, 10am Tue Mar 12.
Genesis Medical Center’s Used Book and Media
Sale, sale of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs, with
all proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association
Heart Walk in the District of Rock Island on May 18; for
information, call 563-421-6991 or e-mail myerss@
GenesisHealth.com, Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 East
Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA, GenesisHealth.com,
7am Tue Mar 12 and Wed Mar 13.
QC Alternative Spring Break: Nature Hike, college
and high school students are invited to participate
in environmental education and stewardship; lunch
provided; $2; for information, contact Marilynn Bartels
at bartelsm@BHC.edu or 309-796-5235, Black Hawk
State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL, BHC.
edu, 10am Wed Mar 13.
Women’s Connection’s 15th Anniversary Event:
It Is Achievable, featuring a presentation by Oprah
Winfrey’s “all-time favorite guest” Dr. Tererai Trent, the
internationally recognized scholar, motivator, and
humanitarian; 5:30pm cocktails, 6pm dinner, 7pm
keynote; $30-38; for information and to register, call
309-631-0167, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, Womens-Connection.
org, 5:30pm Wed Mar 13.
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March
Business After Hours Unleashed, gain exposure
in pre-event marketing and access more than 100
people at the event; bring a display, some samples,
and rack up some sales while meeting with other
young professionals; with hors d’oeuvres and a cash
bar; $10-20; for information, e-mail jtrenkamp@
quadcitieschamber.com or call 563-823-2692, RME
(River Music Experience), 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Thu Mar 14.
Quad City Botanical Center: Bus Trip to Chicago
Flower and Garden Show, day trip to Chicago’s Navy
Pier for the Flower and Garden Show; after spending
the morning at the show, shop at Water Tower
Place and enjoy dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill; for
information and to reserve, call Beth at 309-794-0991
x 30, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCGardens.com, Thu Mar 14.
Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. annual holiday
celebration featuring three days of live music, one
ton of corned beef and cabbage, drink specials, the
Flying Leprechauns, children’s activities, and more; free
admission; for information, call 563-344-0000; Kelly’s
Irish Pub & Eatery, 2222 East 53rd Street, Davenport,
KellysIrishPubAndEatery.com, Friday Mar 15 thru Sun
Mar 17.
Oakdale Memorial Cemetery Spring Clean-Up,
weather permitting; remove all decorations you’d
like to keep; for information, call 563-324-5121 or
e-mail oakdaleomg@aol.com, Oakdale Memorial
Cemetery, 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA,
OakdaleMemorialGardens.org, Fri Mar 15.
The Prides of March Masquerade Ball and
Fundraiser, event featuring specialty drinks, hors
d’oeuvres, dancing, gift drawings, and more; for
information, e-mail contactus@QCPride.org, Radisson
Quad City Plaza Hotel, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
QCPride.org, 7pm Fri Mar 15.
Volunteers Needed for St. Patrick’s Day Race,
volunteers needed for packet pick-up, late registration,
data entry, T-Shirts, race course marshals, race course
set-up, course spotters, and more; Fri 11am, Sat 6am;
for information, call 563-386-7477 ext. 230 or e-mail
ERife@CASISeniors.org, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
Fri Mar 15, and Sat Mar 16.
CASI 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Race, the
awards ceremony begins at 11:30am at the After
Party tent in the Mississippi Plaza Building parking
lot; for information and to register, call 563-386-7477,
Downtown Davenport, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
8:30am Sat Mar 16.
Grand Parade XXVIII, the only interstate St. Patrick’s
Dar parade in the Quad Cities, presented by the St.
Patrick’s Day Society - Quad Cities; for information, call
309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, StPatsQC.com, Sat Mar 16.
Scandinavian Easter Workshop, hosted by the
American Scandinavian Association and the Augustana
College Scandinavian Club; all ages are invited to make
Easter decorations and heart baskets to hang on tree
branches, color Easter cards, dress as Easter witches,
eat semlor (Lenten buns), make straw ornaments, learn
some Swedish words, and dance to Swedish music;
free; for information, call Loryann Eis at 309-762-8303
or Helene Leaf at 309-757-7606, or e-mail hhleaf@att.
net, First Lutheran Church of Rock Island Parish House,
1600 20th St, Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 2pm Sun
Mar 17.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Orientation, for
information, call 563-359-9066, Habitat for Humanity -
Quad Cities, 2235 Grant St., Bettendorf, IA, HabitatQC.
org, Tue Mar 19.
Open House: H.L. McLaughlin MBA Program
35th Anniversary Celebration, featuring guest
speakers, commemorative gift to alumni, and
networking opportunities; refreshments will be served;
free; for information, contact Teresa Hutchinson at 563-
333-5825 or hutchinsonteresal@SAU.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 4pm Wed Mar 20.
SAU Fashion Show, check out the latest fashion
trends, modeled by St. Ambrose students; free; for
information, call 563-333-6023, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/diversity, 7pm Wed Mar 20.
Annual Chicken Noodle Supper, chicken
&noodles, potatoes, green beans, biscuits, salads,
desserts, drinks; proceeds benefit the Reynolds
Methodist Church Education Department; $4-7, ages
3 &under free; for information, call 309-372-4457,
American Legion - Reynolds, Reynolds, IL, 4pm Thu
Mar 21.
Speakeasy Trivia Night, hosted by Mr. Trivia; $10/
person, 10 per team; cash prizes for the winners; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 6pm Thu Mar 21.
9th Annual Moline Centre Main Street Cabin
Fever Pub Crawl, teams of four compete with prizes
given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and
for Best Hole and Best Costume;
drink specials, t-shirts, and other
goodies for all participants; for
information, call 309-524-2055
or e-mail tdsmith@moline.il.us,
Downtown Moline, IL, 2pm Sat
Mar 23.
All Stars of Bags Tournament,
random draw for teams begins at
10:45a, double elimination; prize
money for the top three finishers;
for information, call 563-282-4256,
Don’s Pub, 101 N. Main St., Donahue, IA, 11am Sat Mar
23.
Prom Event: A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,
sales event with many new and gently used formals,
dresses, and accessories available, all for under $25; for
information, call 563-323-5007, Winnie’s Wishes Resale
Shop & More, 902 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, 1pm Sat
Mar 23.
St. Ambrose University Trivia Night, proceeds
support student scholarships; 10 rounds of questions
on various subjects, 6-8 players per team; bring
your own snacks; drinks are available for purchase
(no outside drinks allowed); $10/person, mulligans
available; for information, call 563-333-6290 or e-mail
alumni@SAU.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
7pm Sat Mar 23.
Kaaba Shriners Annual Spaghetti Dinner, open
to the public; $5; for information and to reserve, call
563-386-2526, Davenport Masonic Center, 511 E. 65th
St., Davenport, IA, 4pm Sat Mar 30.
April
King’s Harvest Ministries Volunteer Opportunity,
seeking volunteers to work with homeless people at
the overflow shelter this winter, especially volunteers
willing to spend the night; also opportunities to help
from 8:45-10:45pm with check-in, and people willing
to bring food (normally sandwiches) for an average of
50 people; for information, call 309-798-3776, King’s
Harvest, 824 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, Mon Apr 1 thru
Mon Apr 15.
Churches United of the Quad City Area Delegate
Assembly, Churches United will review the past year,
look ahead to this year, and pay special tribute to
Executive Director Rev. Ron Quay who passed away
in December; free; for information, call 563-332-5002,
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1809 Mississippi
Blvd, Bettendorf, IA, CUQCA.org, 7pm Thu Apr 4.
Friends of the Rock Island Public Library Half-
price Used Book Sale, for information, call 309-732-
7369, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am
Thu Apr 4.
A Night of Illusions, event featuring top female
impersonators from across the Midwest; $10; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Apr 5.
Mississippi River Distilling Company First Friday
Event, celebrating the release of the company’s latest
ales; for information, call 563-271-0608, Mississippi
River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
MRDistilling.com, 5:30pm Fri Apr 5.
Trivia Night in LeClaire, fundraiser for the LeClaire
Little League; $10/person, up to 8 people/table ($50/
table minimum); Mulligans 10 for $10, door prizes; 1st
place -- entry money back, 2nd place -- half of entry
money back; may bring your own beer, wine, and
snacks, or purchase soda, water, or snacks; 6:30pm
doors; for information and to reserve, call 563-505-
6703 or e-mail chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127
S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, LeClaireChamber.com, 7pm Sat
Apr 6.
United Way Super Saturday Tax Preparation
Assistance Day, free tax preparation for those who
qualify by trained AARP Tax-Aide and Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance volunteers; appointments
strongly recommended; capacity may be limited; for
information, call 563-355-9900, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 9:30pm Sat Apr 6 and Sun Apr
7.
Yom Hashoah Holocaust
Memorial Celebration, free; for
information, call 563-333-6188,
Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi
Ave, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm
Sun Apr 7.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat
Breakfast, with variety music
from 8-11am by the Freddie
Steenbock Duo; $7, Davenport
American Legion, 702 W. 35th St.,
Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Apr 7.
Family Museum Trivia Night
2013, annual fundraiser for the Bettendorf museum;
$200/table of eight; gourmet pizza buffet is included,
cash bar available; for information and to register, call
Jeff Reiter at 563-344-4168., Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 7pm Sat Apr 13.
Wine Festival Preview Dinner, $125/person
includes a complimentary $45-value ticket to the May
18 Wine Festival Wine Tasting; 6pm wine reception,
7pm dinner; for information and tickets, call 563-333-
6290, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Sat Apr 13.
Second Sundays in RSSC: Genealogy Night,
open for genealogy and local-history research;
$10; for information, call 563-326-7902 or e-mail
specialcollections@DavenportLibrary.com, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Sun Apr 14.
2013 ATHENA Awards, hosted by the Quad Cities
Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Connection;
honorees are women within the eastern Iowa and
western Illinois region whom are excelling in their
professions; this year’s honorees include - Joy Boruff,
Executive Director, The Moline Foundation; Sarah D.
Lande, former Executive Director, Iowa Sister States;
Angela Moody, CEO, Arrowhead Ranch; and Heidi
Parkhurst, First Vice-President and Resident Director,
Merrill Lynch; $30/person, $250/table of 10; for
information and to register, call 309-631-0167, Jumer’s
Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island, IL, Womens-
Connection.org, 12pm Thu Apr 18.
Bus Trip: Explore the Heart of Iowa, the trip will
include a tour of covered bridges in Madison county,
lunch, a stop at Howell’s Greenhouse and Floral in
Cumming, IA, a tour of Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge
prairie including the bison’s habitat in Prairie City, IA,
and a family style dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn; $99-119;
for information and to reserve, call 309-794-0991 x 30,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island,
IL, QCGardens.com, Thu Apr 18.
ACCEL Texas Hold’em Tournament, proceeds
will provide scholarships for students enrolled in
the St. Ambrose ACCEL adult learner program; $20
tournament buy-in, $10 re-buys; to reserve, e-mail
HarrisonLauraL@SAU.edu; for information, call 563-
333-5700, St. Ambrose University Continuing Studies &
Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 7pm Fri Apr 19.
Genealogy Night, in the Richardson-Sloane
Special Collections Center; use the resources, pick
the brains of your fellow genealogists, socialize with
those who share your obsessions, and even be fed;
$10; for information, call 563-326-7902, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Fri Apr 19.
Community Shred Day, a drive-up and drop-off
service provided by a sponsorship from Document
Destruction and Recycling Services; materials will be
shredded at the monitored DDRS site in Davenport;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
MolineLibrary.com, 9am Sat Apr 20.
Habitat for Humanity 20th Anniversary
Celebration, for information, call 563-359-9066,
Habitat for Humanity - Quad Cities, 2235 Grant St.,
Bettendorf, IA, HabitatQC.org, 11am Sat Apr 20.
Quad City Audubon Society Earth Week Field
Trip, for beginning birders; meet at parking lot of the
former golf center; free; for information, call Brent
Langley at 309-799-7192, Credit Island, 800 Credit
Island Ln., Davenport, IA, 7:30am Sat Apr 20.
Bettendorf Public Library Community Shred
Day, held in Faye’s Field; bring up to 100 pounds of
paper documents to the library for free, confidential,
and secure destruction by nationally certified
Document Destruction and Recycling Services;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed Apr 24.
Community Shred Day, a drive-up and drop-off
service provided by a sponsorship from Document
Destruction and Recycling Services; materials will be
shredded at the monitored DDRS site in Davenport;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:30pm Thu Apr 25.
Recycled Mobility Equipment Collection, Apr.
26 &27; on behalf of the All-Iowa Wheels for the World
Drive, St. Ambrose University will be collecting manual
wheelchairs, foldable walkers, and aluminum crutches
and canes to be refurbished for persons with disabilities
in third-world countries; for information, contact John
Barr at BarrJohnO@SAU.edu or 563-333-6404, St.
Ambrose Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320
W. Lombard St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 8am Fri Apr
26 thru Sat Apr 27.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Scott
County, annual event in which teams “camp out” with
the goal of keeping at least one team member on
the track or pathway at all times throughout the day,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St, Davenport, IA,
RelayForLife.org/scottcountyia, 10am Sat Apr 27.
Moline Public Library Shred Day, bring in your
personal documents that you want shredded; bonded
personnel from Document Destruction &Recycling
Services of Davenport will collect and haul them away
for secure and monitored shredding at their site; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com,
9am Sat Apr 27.
Monster Jam, monster-truck rally, with a $5-10 pit
party on Sat. from 4-6pm, and on Sun. from 11am-pm;
$12.50-27.50; Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Apr 27 and Sun Apr 28.
May & June
Friends of the Rock Island Public Library Half-
price Used Book Sale, for information, call 309-732-
7369, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am
Thu May 2.
Mississippi River Distilling Company First Friday
Event, celebrating the release of the company’s latest
ales; for information, call 563-271-0608, Mississippi
River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
MRDistilling.com, 5:30pm Fri May 3.
A Night of Illusions, event featuring top female
impersonators from across the Midwest; $10; for
information and tickets, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 8pm Fri May 3.
Annual Downtown Cleanup, volunteers needed to
help clean up downtown Rock Island; presented by the
District and Keep Rock Island Beautiful; for information,
call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St.,
Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, Sat May 4.
Trivia Night in LeClaire, fundraiser for the LeClaire
Lions; $10/person, up to 8 people/table ($50/table
minimum); Mulligans 10 for $10, door prizes; 1st place
-- entry money back, 2nd place -- half of entry money
The Red Head Express @ Ohnward
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back; may bring your own beer, wine, and snacks, or
purchase soda, water, or snacks; 6:30pm doors; for
information and to reserve, call 563-505-6703 or e-mail
chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd,
LeClaire, IA, LeClaireChamber.com, 7pm Sat May 4.
Monthly All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, with variety
music from 8-11am by the Freddie Steenbock Duo;
$7, Davenport American Legion, 702 W. 35th St.,
Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun May 5.
Historic Homes and Gardens of England Trip,
thru May 24; visit stunning gardens, historic homes,
and attractions; the trip features a stop in London for
the Chelsea Flower Show, a choice of London’s top
museums, Knightsbridge shopping, a special farewell
dinner and musical play in the West End, and more; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com,
Wed May 15.
Bus Trip: Plant Shopping with the Quad City
Botanical Center’s Expert Gardener, the itinerary will
include purchasing your plants in style at the Flower
Factory in Stoughton, WI, Lunch at the BrouxNellie’s
Diner in Oregon, WI, a stop at Olbrich Gardens in
Madison, WI, and dinner at the Old Feed Mill Restaurant
in Mazomaie, WI; $99-119; for information and to
reserve, call 309-794-0991 x 30, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com,
Thu May 16.
Don Wooten Celebration, a celebration of the
founder of Genesius Guild and Augustana’s public radio
station WVIK, who will receive an honorary doctorate
from the school at the May 19 graduation ceremonies;
5pm reception, 6pm dinner; $35; for information and
tickets, call 309-794-7552 or e-mail jenniferblohm@
wvik.org, Augustana College Center, 3703 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 5pm Thu May 16.
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque: Komic Kahn,
an evening with area burlesque artists and comedians;
Fri. & Sat. 8pm; $18-20; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri May 17 thru
Sat May 25.
2013 Quad Cities Heart Walk, presented by the
American Heart Association; for information, call 309-
788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock
Island, IL, QuadCitiesHeartWalk.org, Sat May 18.
Wine Festival Wine Tasting, on the SAU lawn;
annual fundraiser allows guests to sip their way
through an assortment of 120 wines from around the
world, and enjoy culinary highlights from a number
of Quad City restaurants; $45; for information, call
563-333-6290, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Sat May 18.
Music, Dance, and Food from Around the World,
celebratory tapestry of cultures that make up the Quad
City area; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May
21.
Quad Cities Criterium, annual District event
featuring action bicycling with racers from around
the world, food, family activities, and more; presented
by the District in conjunction with the Quad Cities
Bicycle Club; for information, call 309-788-6311,
The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL,
QuadCitiesCriterium.com, 8am Mon May 27.
QC Pridefest, annual celebration of LGBT culture,
featuring live performances, vendors, food, and
more; for information, e-mail contactus@QCPride.org,
Davenport Rainbow District, 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
QCPride.org, 12pm Sat Jun 1 and Sun Jun 2.
Friends of the Rock Island Public Library Half-
price Used Book Sale, for information, call 309-732-
7369, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 9am
Thu Jun 6.
Mississippi River Distilling Company First Friday
Event, celebrating the release of the company’s latest
ales; for information, call 563-271-0608, Mississippi
River Distilling Company, 303 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA,
MRDistilling.com, 5:30pm Fri Jun 7.
Trivia Night in LeClaire, fundraiser for the Buffalo
Bill Museum; $10/person, up to 8 people/table ($50/
table minimum); Mulligans 10 for $10, door prizes; 1st
place -- entry money back, 2nd place -- half of entry
money back; may bring your own beer, wine, and
snacks, or purchase soda, water, or snacks; 6:30pm
doors; for information and to reserve, call 563-505-
6703 or e-mail chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127
S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, LeClaireChamber.com, 7pm Sat
Jun 8.
Outlying Areas
March
Still Harvesting the Fruits of Vatican II, led by Carl
Koch; come with your stories and reflections about
how the Holy Spirit borne by Vatican II challenged,
inspired, and transformed you; $100; for information
and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@
gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th
Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org, 7pm Fri Mar 8
thru Sat Mar 9.
Mind Boggling Variety Show, an evening
of comedy, magic, illusion, juggling, theater, and
ventriloquism; $12; for tickets and information, call
641-472-2787, Stephen Sondheim Center for the
Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,
Fairfield, IA, FairfieldACC.com, 7:30pm Sat Mar 9.
Celtic Brunch, featuring live music and food by
LJ’s Catering; all proceeds benefit the Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art; $35; for information and tickets, call
319-366-7503 ext. 207, Campbell Steele Gallery, 1064
7th Ave, Marion, IA, CRMA.org, 10am Sun Mar 10.
Chicago Flower Show Bus Trip, a trip to see the
Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier; $55;
for information and to register, call 309-853-1533,
Henry / Stark County Extension, 26234 Black Hawk Rd.,
Galva, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration,
7:30am Wed Mar 13.
Monthly Trivia Night, Eric Burchett will host and
test your knowledge with questions covering a wide
range of categories; prizes include cash, tickets, and
bragging rights; at the Mendoza Wine Bar inside the
lobby; $5 suggested entry fee; for information, call 319-
248-1700, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Wed
Mar 13.
Spring Come to the Quiet, savor solitude,
nutritious food, and the glory of spring at the Prairie;
$20; for information and to register, call 563-336-8414
or e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie
Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.
org, 9:30am Thu Mar 14.
Passport to Culture: An International Fair, Sights,
Sounds, and Cuisines from Around the Globe,
featuring sights, sounds, languages and even tastes
from a selection of different countries from around
the globe; free; for information, call 319-335-3414,
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St., Iowa City, IA,
UIowa.edu, 9pm Thu Mar 14.
QC Alternative Spring Break: Marsh Restoration
at Green Valley, Moline, college and high school
students are invited to participate in environmental
education and stewardship; lunch provided; $2; for
information, contact Marilynn Bartels at bartelsm@
BHC.edu or 309-796-5235, BHC.edu, 10am Thu Mar 14.
QC Alternative Spring Break: Keep Rock Island
Beautiful Great American Cleanup, college and
high school students are invited to participate in
environmental education and stewardship; lunch
provided; $2; for information, contact Marilynn Bartels
at bartelsm@BHC.edu or 309-796-5235, BHC.edu,
10am Fri Mar 15.
Finding God in My Daily Life Overnight Retreat,
led by Fr. Michael Schaab, pastor of St. Pius X parish,
Rock Island, IL; reflect on your life and discover the God
who is always with us and always inspires us; $100; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,
2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org,
7pm Fri Mar 15.
Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry Chili
Supper, guests can sample chili donated by the 4-H
Clubs; free-will donations and/or non-perishable food
items are being accepted to benefit the Churches of
Mercer County Food Pantry; Aledo firefighters will
judge each club’s chili recipe and a traveling trophy will
be awarded to the winning club; for information, call
309-582-5106, Aledo Fire Station, 202 NE 2nd St., Aledo,
IL, 4pm Sat Mar 16.
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Partners in Peace Luncheon, hosted by the Center
for Prevention of Abuse; $40; for information, call 309-
691-0551, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 12pm Tue Mar 19.
Labyrinth in Clay, led by Kathleen Storms, SSND;
learn how to walk the labyrinth and create a clay finger
labyrinth of your own; $20; for information and to
register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@gmail.
com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave,
Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org, 9:30am Wed Mar 20.
IONSQC Trip to Egypt, thru Apr. 3; the group
leader and tour guide
is Egyptologist John
Anthony West; his focus is
the magical/metaphysical/
mystical aspects of Egypt,
and the trip will include
private meditation/
ceremonial time for
the group in the King’s
Chamber of the Great
Pyramid as well as private
meditation/ceremonial
time at the Sphinx; for
information, e-mail
Christine at IONSQC@aol.
com, jawest.net/tours2.
htm, Wed Mar 20.
Easter Triduum in Prayer and Celebration
Retreat, with morning reflection each day, liturgies in
a neighboring town, and Holy Thursday Seder Meal;
walk the journey Jesus walked and pray with others
during these three holy days; for information and to
register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@gmail.
com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave,
Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org, 7pm Wed Mar 27
thru Fri Mar 29,.
April
American Girl Fashion Show: A Fundraiser for
the Iowa Children’s Museum, $27; Fri. 7pm, Sat. 10am
& 2pm; for information and tickets, call 319-248-9370,
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St.,
Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Fri Apr 5 and Sat
Apr 6.
Central Illinois Auto Show, $5, Fri. noon, Sat. &
Sun. 11am; ages 15 &under free with paid adult; for
information, call 309-672-4354, Peoria Civic Center, 201
SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
12pm Fri Apr 5 thru Sun Apr 7.
Taize’ Vigil Service, led by Sister Kathleen Storms,
SSND; an ecumenical movement drawing Christians of
all denominations together in unified prayer, followed
by a soup supper; freewill donations encouraged; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,
2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org,
5pm Sun Apr 7.
Monthly Trivia Night, Eric Burchett will host and
test your knowledge with questions covering a wide
range of categories; prizes include cash, tickets, and
bragging rights; at the Mendoza Wine Bar inside the
lobby; $5 suggested entry fee; for information, call 319-
248-1700, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Wed
Apr 10.
Business Area Showcase, free with business card;
for information, call 309-672-4354., Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 3pm Wed Apr 17.
Earth Day Event, volunteers needed to help the
NCCC AmeriCorps crew spruce up the recreation
area; work on trails, bridges, invasive species and
other projects; tools and refreshments provided; for
information, e-mail btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-
8381, Virginia Grove Recreation Area, 20406 55th St.,
Morning Sun, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, 1pm
Sat Apr 20.
Special Earth Day Hike, for information, call 563-
873-3491 ext 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument,
celebration of European History and World Culture
features 200, Amana Park, just off 220 Trail on 27th Ave,
Amana Colonies, IA, IowaRenFest.com, 11am Sat May
25 thru Mon May 27.
Taize’ Vigil Service, led by Sister Kathleen Storms,
SSND; an ecumenical movement drawing Christians of
all denominations together in unified prayer, followed
by a soup supper; freewill donations encouraged; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,
2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org,
5pm Sun Jun 2.
Bird Walk, for information, call 563-873-3491 ext
202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 8am Sat Jun 8.
Remembering Dad, treat Dad to lunch in the
garden cage, and browse among special gift books
and keepsake items especially for men; for information
and to register, call 563-659-8897, The Crossroads
Inspired Living & Garden Cafe, 602 10th St., DeWitt, IA,
CrossroadsOfDeWitt.com, Tue Jun 11 thru Thu Jun 13.
Monthly Trivia Night, Eric Burchett will host and
test your knowledge with questions covering a wide
range of categories; prizes include cash, tickets, and
bragging rights; at the Mendoza Wine Bar inside the
lobby; $5 suggested entry fee; for information, call 319-
248-1700, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Wed
Jun 12.
LECTURES
March
Mad Women in Movies, part of Black Hawk
College’s Women’s History Month brown bag series,
in Building 4, Conference Rooms 1 and 2; Sandra
Quinn, professor of sociology and criminal justice
at St. Ambrose University, will discuss how film has
been used to circulate and reinforce stereotypes free;
for information, contact Melissa Hebert-Johnson at
hebertm@BHC.edu or 309-796-5465, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
BHC.edu, 12pm Fri Mar 8.
To Save a Life, sponsored by the Quad City Chapter
of Hadassah; a nurse coordinator from the University
of Iowa will speak on organ donations and what
makes a patient eligible for a transplant; local doctors
will discuss the causes and different stages of kidney
failure; for information, call 563-332-9760, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, 1pm
Sun Mar 10.
Leadership in Times of Crisis, former Illinois
Governor Jim Edgar delivers the 13th installment
of the Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship in Public
Affairs; free; for information, call 309-794-7721 or
e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Wallenberg Hall,
Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 7pm Mon Mar 11.
Putting Some Herbs in Your Life, Peg Christensen,
from QC Herbs, will share her knowledge about herbs
and how easily you can add them to most areas of
your life - kitchen, bathroom, closets, and more; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Mar 13.
Mrs. Lincoln Goes to Washington, actress Laura
Keyes shares the first lady’s side of the story in this
presentation set against the couple’s first trip to
Washington City in October 1847; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 2pm Mon Mar 18.
Tim Wise: On White Privilege, a film and discussion
in this year’s “Race Matters”series; free; for information,
call 563-333-6332, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
7pm Tue Mar 19.
Army War College, students of the U.S. Army War
College and members of the Eisenhower National
Security Series will speak on current social issues
and the impact on America’s Armed Forces; hear
high-ranking military officers discuss the military and
how they help solve world problems of diplomacy;
for information, contact Keri Rursch at 309-794-
7721 or kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, Sat Apr
20.
Theresa Caputo Live!, the psychic medium and
star of the hit TLC show will give interactive readings to
audience members throughout the show and will also
share personal stories about her life and her unique
gifts; 3 & 7:30pm; $38.75 &up; for tickets, call 800-745-
3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Sat Apr 20.
Tri-County Urban League Black & White Gala,,
with a 5:30pm silent auction, 7pm dinner, and
8:30pm concert; for information, call 309-672-4354.,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 5:30pm Sat Apr 20.
Bird Walk, for information, call 563-873-3491 ext
202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat Apr 20.
Clean Water
Celebration, hosted
by the Center for
Prevention of Abuse;
$40; for information,
call 309-697-1325 or
309-231-7451, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
9am Mon Apr 22.
May & June
Menke Observatory
Star Party, a night of
stargazing beginning
at sunset; visitors
may use the observatory’s telescopes or bring
their own; free; for information, contact Robert
Mitchell at MitchellRobertC@SAU.edu or 563-333-
6141, St. Ambrose Menke Observatory, Wapsi River
Environmental Center, Dixon, IL, SAU.edu, 7pm Sat
May 4.
Summer of Cycling: Birding and Biking, pedal
your way through Port Louisa as you enjoy the sights
and sounds of the wildlife refuge; with bird banding
and bird hikes going on throughout the morning; free;
for information, e-mail btiller@lccb.org or call 319-523-
8381, Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge, F Avenue,
Wapello, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org, 7pm Sat
May 4.
Bird Walk, for information, call 563-873-3491 ext
202, Effigy Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat May 4.
Taize’ Vigil Service, led by Sister Kathleen Storms,
SSND; an ecumenical movement drawing Christians of
all denominations together in unified prayer, followed
by a soup supper; freewill donations encouraged; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,
2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org,
5pm Sun May 5.
Monthly Trivia Night, Eric Burchett will host and
test your knowledge with questions covering a wide
range of categories; prizes include cash, tickets, and
bragging rights; at the Mendoza Wine Bar inside the
lobby; $5 suggested entry fee; for information, call 319-
248-1700, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts,
1301 5th St., Coralville, IA, CoralvilleArts.org, 8pm Wed
May 8.
International Migratory Bird Day: Bird Walk, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext 202, Effigy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA,
NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat May 11.
Mother Daughter Tea, by Liz &Deb Monroe; enjoy
time together learning Natural Beauty Tips followed
by a special tea luncheon; $10.50; for information
and to register, call 563-659-8897, The Crossroads
Inspired Living & Garden Cafe, 602 10th St., DeWitt, IA,
CrossroadsOfDeWitt.com, 10am Sat May 11.
German American Founders Day Celebration,
an event to honor the contributions of immigrants to
our communities’ development; history presentations,
poetry reading, live music, explore the cemetery; if
rain, meet at Hope Lutheran Church across from the
cemetery; for information, call 563-449-2358, Dixon
Cemetery, 123 Walnut St., Dixon, IL, 9:30am Sat May
25.
Iowa Renaissance Festival, thru May 27;
Exhibits
Figge Art Museum
March through June
L
et’s say you’ve been to the Figge
Art Museum recently. Let’s say
you’ve already taken in the woven and
embroidered textiles of the Sculpting
with Fiber exhibition (on display through
March 18), the bold
and thematically
resonant sculptures
of Alison Saar: STILL
... (through April 14),
the wide variety of
media employed for
the University of Iowa
Art Faculty Biennial
(through May 5),
and the collection of
historic maps amassed
in Marking Territory:
Cartographic Treasures of the Mississippi
River & the World Beyond (through June
16). And let’s say that after enjoying
your time with these remarkably diverse
exhibits, you’re now saying to yourself,
“So what’s next?” Well, to you I would
first say, “What do you mean ‘What’s
next?’ After all that, you want even more?
Sheesh! Talk about demanding!” And
then, after I’d calmed down and realized
my outburst was idiotic and rude, I’d
say, “Why, let me gladly tell you what’s
next!” From May 4 through September
1, the Figge will house works inspired by
such consumer-culture touchstones as
billboards, tabloids, and the gaudiest of
bric-a-brac – a modern-art cultural critique
titled American POP Art! Three weeks
later, the Davenport museum will host the
opening of Questionable Architecture:
Terry Rathje in Collaboration with Steve
Banks & Monica Correia (on display June
1 through August 25), the Quad Cities
artists’ original sculptural installation
that explores the interaction of function
and form in structures designed digitally
and built by hand. And for Figge guests
who have been enjoying the paintings
and drawings in the museum’s annual
celebration of student artists, you’ll be
happy to learn that the Young Artists at the
Figge exhibition will continue this spring
with four additional showcases of area-
youth talent, in displays dedicated to the
community school districts of Bettendorf
(March 9 through 24), Davenport (March
30 through April 14), Geneseo (April 20
through May 5), and Pleasant Valley (May
11 through May 26). As someone who had
his own artworks prominently displayed
as a youth, I offer these students a hearty
congratulations. Of course, had my works
been displayed anywhere other than my
mother’s fridge, that praise might actually
mean something ... . For more information
on the Figge Art Museum’s springtime
exhibits and their related programming,
visit FiggeArtMuseum.org. – Mike Schulz
Questionable
Architecture,
a sculptural
installation by
Terry Rathje
Lucero @ RIBCO – April 27
OTHER EVENTS
Outlying Areas
March
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Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 7pm Wed Mar 20.
Sexual Identities and the Media: What to Make
of Today’s 24/7 Visibility, presented by Wendy
Hilton-Morrow; an event in the Women’s & Gender
Studies department’s annual Tea Hour series; free; for
information, contact Dr. Leslie-Kirsten Day at 309- 794-
7240 KirstenDay@Augustana.edu, Carlsson Evald Hall
- Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/teahour, 4pm Wed Mar 20.
Hometown Harvest: Edible Wild Plants, join
naturalists from the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center to learn about wild edible plants
that can be found in your area and can be utilized
separately or as a supplement for the dinner table;
learn how Native American Indians gathered and
processed several important plants, seeds, and nuts;
for information and to register, call 536-344-4179,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7:30pm Thu
Mar 21.
Malcolm X: Directions for 21st Century Religious
Thought and Activism, the Wilber Symposium on the
Christian Tradition and Non-Violence with Fr. Bryan
Massingale of Marquette University; free; an event in
St. Ambrose University’s “Race Matters”series;, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
Selling the War to American Women: Magazine
Advertising During World War II, part of Black Hawk
College’s Women’s History Month brown bag series;
Tawnya Adkins Covert, professor of sociology at
Western Illinois University, will discuss the nature and
content of these advertisements as they appeared in
women’s magazines targeting women of different
social class groups; free; for information, contact
Melissa Hebert-Johnson at hebertm@BHC.edu or 309-
796-5465, Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1,
Room 306, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 12pm
Thu Mar 21.
Miss Representation, part of Black Hawk College’s
Women’s History Month brown bag series; Melissa
Hebert-Johnson, associate professor of art at Black
Hawk College, will host two screenings of the 2011
documentary “Representation,” which exposes
how mainstream media contribute to the under-
representation of women in positions of power and
influence in America; free; for information, contact
Melissa Hebert-Johnson at hebertm@BHC.edu or 309-
796-5465, Black Hawk College Theatre - Building 1,
Room 306, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5pm
Fri Mar 22.
Women in the Media, part of Black Hawk College’s
Women’s History Month brown bag series, in Building
4, Conference Rooms 1 and 2; Laurianne Fumey, a Black
Hawk College student, will explore iconic examples
of how popular media portrays women, from Daisy
of “The Great Gatsby” to Liz Lemon of “30 Rock” to
Beyonce Knowles; free; for information, contact Melissa
Hebert-Johnson at hebertm@BHC.edu or 309-796-
5465, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 12pm Fri Mar 22.
Plants of the Bible Tour and Presentation, an
informative presentation and Sun Garden tour that
highlights plants and their role and significance in
early Christian times; free with $2-6 admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com,
1pm Sun Mar 24.
Darfur Today, Idress Jogle, a St. Ambrose University
student from Sudan, will give this presentation hosted
by the World Affairs Council, the World Community
Institute, and the library; free; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Mar 26.
Miss Representation, part of Black Hawk College’s
Women’s History Month brown bag series, in Building
4, second floor, Conference Rooms 1 and 2; Melissa
Hebert-Johnson, associate professor of art at Black
Hawk College, will host two screenings of the 2011
documentary “Representation,” which exposes
how mainstream media contribute to the under-
representation of women in positions of power and
influence in America; free; for information, contact
Melissa Hebert-Johnson at hebertm@BHC.edu or 309-
796-5465, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 12pm Tue Mar 26.
Hometown Harvest: Introduction to Fly Fishing,
members of the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association will
discuss the sport of fly fishing, give demonstrations
of techniques, and discuss necessary materials in
this introductory program; free; for information and
to register, call 536-344-4179, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Mar 28.
April
Starting a Rain Garden, Dan Mays, Scott County
Master Gardener, shares some tips and tricks to getting
started, how he began his first rain garden, and some
recommendations you won’t find anywhere else; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 1.
Lincon & Liberty, Too: Stories and Songs, a
program of stories and songs about Lincoln by Bob
Welch, Lincoln storyteller, scholar, and musician; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Apr 2.
Ripple of Hope Film & Discussion, an independent
historical documentary  that retells the events
of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
was assassinated; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Wed Apr 3.
Chick-fil-A Leadercast Recap Lunch & Learn:
Patrick Lencioni, energize your leadership skills
through a video presentation and discuss its content
with other area professionals; $15 includes a Chick-
fil-A lunch; for information and to register, contact
Marcia Brandt of Results Marketing at 563-322-2065
or Marcia@resultsimc.com, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
qcleadercast, 1pm Fri Apr 5.
Promoting Undergraduate Research at Liberal
Arts Colleges, the day-long conference will bring
faculty, staff, and administrators from across the
country together to share success stories and best
practices, as well as the challenges involved in
encouraging more participation in undergraduate
research on the part of both students and faculty;
with keynote speaker Dr. Julio Rivera, president-elect
of the national Council on Undergraduate Research;
$50; for information and to register, e-mail ellenhay@
Augustana.edu or call 309-794-8614, Carlsson Evald
Hall - Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu/undergrad, Sat Apr 6.
Flying Flowers in Your Garden, learn about
butterflies, what you can do to attract these “flying
flowers,” and what host plants, trees, and shrubs
butterflies prefer for their larvae; also see the beautiful
plants you can use to establish a butterfly garden; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 8.
Symposium Day: Social Justice, the public is
invited to attend the free lectures that are part of
the event; for information, call 309-794-7721 or
e-mail kerirursch@Augustana.edu, Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Augustana.edu, 9am Tue Apr 9.
Mattie Poole: Moline Businesswoman, delve into
the collectible china that bears her name, admire the
commercial building she built and learn about her
remarkable entrepreneurial skills that put her well
ahead of her time; presented by Gretchen Frick Small,
Program Director at Deere-Wiman and Butterworth
Center; free; for information, call 309-743-2700, Deere-
Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 3pm Fri Apr 12.
Quad Cities Riverfront Environment, Molly
Newell, the owner of Environet Inc. in Davenport, will
present a program combining environmental history
of the Quad Cities as well as current challenges, issues,
and trends within the local environment; free with $2-6
admission; for information, call 309-794-0991, Quad
City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
QCGardens.com, 1pm Sun Apr 14.
Vegetable Gardening: A Feast for the Eyes and
Palate, Sandy Russell from Tastes of the Rainbow
and Mass-Incarceration, Judith Willison, Bridgewater
State University, will address the phenomenon of
radical social exclusion and its relevance to social work
education, research and practice; $15; for information,
call 563-333-3911, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/
msw, 8pm Thu May 9.
CLASSES
March
Seeking Applicants for Rock Island Arsenal
Welcome Club Scholarships, applicants will be
notified in mid April and given the scholarships at a
reception in May; for information, e-mail bswelker@
gmail.com, RIAWC.org, Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Mar 15.
Genesis Nursing Scholarships Available,
applications for BSN and MSN degree completion,
Genesis Medical Center, 1227 E. Rusholme St.,
Davenport, IA, GenesisHealth.com, Thu Mar 7 thru
Mon Mar 25.
Quad City Area Labor-Management Council
(QCALM) Scholarships Available, two $1,000
scholarships available; all regional graduating high
school seniors are invited to compete through the
application process; winners will be notified by April
12, and scholarships will be presented at QCALM’s
annual awards luncheon to be held on April 19; for a
scholarship application, contact David Buller at 309-
794-9194 or bullerd@qcalm.org, Quad City Area Labor-
Management Council, Rock Island Arsenal, Bldg 56,
room 101, P.O. Box 1365, Moline, IL, QCALM.org, Thu
Mar 7 thru Fri Mar 29.
WQPT Broadcast Scholarship Available, a $500
Broadcast Scholarship available to a student 
pursuing a career in broadcasting; applicants must
Bbe accepted to or currently enrolled at Western
Illinois University in the broadcasting program, reside
in WQPT’s viewing area or have recently graduated
from a high school in the WQPT viewing area, have
an overall 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Broadcast Classes;
for information and to request an application, call 309-
764-2400, WQPT-TV, 3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.
org, Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 31.
will show how using organic or heirloom seeds can
add color and flavor to your vegetable garden by
choosing varieties that are up to 100 years old; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Apr 15.
2012-2013 Distinguished Lecture: Neil de Grasse
Tyson, presentation with the American astrophysicist
and science communicator; free; for information, call
319-335-3414, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison
St., Iowa City, IA, UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Mon Apr 15.
The Significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
the Catholic Studies Lecture with Jeanette Rodriguez
of Seattle University; free; an event in St. Ambrose
University’s “Race Matters” series, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, 7pm Tue Apr 16.
Extinguishing the Fire in the Head: An
Exploration into Feminist Theatre Directing,
presented by Jennifer Popple; an event in the Women’s
& Gender Studies department’s annual Tea Hour series;
free; for information, contact Dr. Leslie-Kirsten Day at
309- 794-7240 KirstenDay@Augustana.edu, Carlsson
Evald Hall - Augustana College, 3601 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu/teahour, 4pm Wed Apr 17.
Public Forum on Gender Equality in Salaries,
designed to help empower women with the skills to
effectively negotiate compensation with current or
future employers; with an overview of gender equity
and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 by Ruth
Sweetser, former president of the American Association
of University Women; free; for information, contact Keri
Rursch at 309-794-7721 or kerirursch@Augustana.edu,
Hanson Hall of Science, Augustana College, 726 35th
St., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu Apr 18.
Inspire and Personalize by Love Your Spirit, learn
how Pat Keller and Carolyn Lee turn their passion into
mission and see their Customized Keepsake Pillows;
$10.50; for information and to register, call 563-659-
8897, The Crossroads Inspired Living & Garden Cafe,
602 10th St., DeWitt, IA, CrossroadsOfDeWitt.com,
10am Sat Apr 20.
The Church in the Modern World: Vatican II’s
Challenge for Our Time, Dr. Marlene Weisenbeck will
describe Vatican II’s invitation to read the signs of the
times and to respond in dedicated service; panelists
including Most Rev. Daniel Turley, OSA, Bishop of
the Diocese of Chulucanas, Peru, will reflect on ways
the Church is called to solidarity with the people of
God throughout the world; free; for information, call
563-242-5897, Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Parish,
1105 LaMetta Wynn Dr., Clinton, IA, Facebook.com/
catholicsisters, 2pm Sun Apr 21.
The Arab Spring Today: Lessons Learned, local
Arab Spring country representatives will give this
presentation hosted by the World Affairs Council,
the World Community Institute, and the library; free;
for information and to register, call 536-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 23.
Who Is MacBeth?, Don Wooten and members of
Genesius Guild celebrate the Bard’s birthday with a
presentation on this fascinatingly complex character
and play; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Apr 23.
America’s Music, free; for information, call 536-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Apr 30.
May
America’s Music, free; for information, call 536-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu May 2
America’s Music, free; for information, call 536-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6:30pm Mon May 6.
Dakota Indian Prison Presentation, learn about
the Dakota Indian Prison at Camp McClellan, the
present-day McClellan Heights; free; for information,
call 563-344-5705, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu May 9.
The Cost of Radical Social Exclusion: Race, Class,
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Adventures in Aromatherapy, learn how to blend
customized aromatherapy blends; students will use 15
essential oils, learning their individual properties and
how to use the oils in everyday life; $24; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline,
IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Mar 7.
Downloading eBooks from the Bettendorf
Library: iPad/iPhone/Nook Tablet Version, at
3 & 7pm; learn how to download eBooks to your
iPad, iPhone, or Nook Tablet; bring your library card,
email address, and your Amazon password; free; for
information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, Thu Mar 7.
FYI Night at Black Hawk College, in Building 4’s
Hawk’s Nest; 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; for
information, contact Karen Dahlstrom at 309-796-5341
or dahlstromk@BHC.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu/go,
6pm Thu Mar 7.
Farm to School Sales: What’s Involved, a course
in the Small Farms Webinar Series; free, Rock Island
County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, https://
webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration, 1pm Thu Mar 7.
Golden Opportunities: Introduction to Italian,
Thursdays thru Mar. 21; seniors can learn the basics
of Italian; designed especially for those 55 or older,
but open to any adult learner; $39; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline,
IL, BHC.edu, 2pm Thu Mar 7.
Stream Discovery Training, open to junior and
senior high teens and adult volunteers to learn stream-
monitoring to help monitor water quality of Illinois
wadeable streams; there will be a lecture session
from 9am-noon(bring a sack lunch) followed by a
field-training session at a local stream from 1-4pm;,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/
registration, 9am Sat Mar 9.
Berries and Brambles, a course in the extension’s
Vegetable Gardening Class series; attendees will learn
some of basics for planting, care, and harvesting of
fresh produce; free; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, University of Illinois Extension - Milan,
321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, http://web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 5:30pm Mon Mar 11.
Leadership Through People Skills, thru Mar.
15; an intensive 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 and to register, call
563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@SAU.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/pd, 8am Mon Mar 11.
Mixed Gardens: An Approach for All Seasons,
Ray Wolf, Scott County Master Gardener, will show you
how to find room for all of those intriguing new plants
that grab our attention; learn about mixed gardens,
their role in the landscape, preparation and design
considerations, and see examples applicable to our
area; for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Tue Mar 12.
Certified Handlers, for information, call 563-359-
7577, Scott County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane,
Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.
edu/calendar, 9am Wed Mar 13.
Political & Social Incorporation of Public Housing
Residents: Challenges in HOPE IV Community
Development, the Urban Revitalization Webinar
Series, Part III, with Joanna Lucio of Arizona State
University, Western Illinois University - Quad Cities,
Riverfront, 3300 River Dr., Moline, IL, https://webs.
extension.uiuc.edu/registration, 12pm Wed Mar 13.
Beneficial Insects, a course in the Small Farms
Webinar Series; free, Rock Island County Extension, 321
W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/
registration, 1pm Thu Mar 14.
Getting Started with Computers, for those who’ve
never touched a computer or just want to learn new
things; free; for information and to register, call 309-
732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am
Thu Mar 14.
Hometown Harvest: Creation Studio Leopold
Benches, each participant will go home with a
completed, sanded bench; participants will need to be
comfortable using power tools, and are encouraged
to bring the following items, if possible: a power drill,
a 9/16 wrench or crescent wrench, a hammer, and a
tape measure; for information and to register, call 536-
344-4179, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Thu Mar 14.
Mala Making Workshop, learn the traditional
Buddhist technique for making a mala, the Sanskrit
word for rosary, which is a string of beads used to
count prayers or recite mantras and is regarded as
very precious; $15 for materials or bring your own; for
information and to register, call 563-322-1600 or e-mail
info@MeditateInIowa.org, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist
Center, 502 1/2 3rd St., Davenport, IA, MeditateInIowa.
org, 6pm Fri Mar 15.
Pricing Your Work: Getting Paid for What You
Do, discuss what to consider as you ‘do the math’ both
for people who are producing products and for those
providing services; $15; for information and to register,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 3pm Fri Mar 15.
Simple Business Plans for Artists, explains how
to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly
language; $15; for information and to register, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 12pm Fri Mar 15.
Funding Your Work, discuss the value of multiple
income streams, and cover research and application
preparation techniques for grants, fellowships,
scholarships, and residency programs available to
individual artists; $15; for information and to register,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 10am Sat Mar 16.
Social Media for Artist, this crash course in social
media will equip you with a better understanding of
the what, how, and why of online tools for marketing
your work; $15; for information and to register, call
319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, 1:30pm Sat Mar 16.
Egg-cellent Cookery Class, led by Chef Bud
Benson; learn to make delicious delights with eggs
for your family and friends; $10-15; for information
and to register, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.
org, 1:30pm Sun Mar 17.
Managing Projects through People, thru Mar.
21; gain meeting management tools and techniques;
motivational and interpersonal skills for the team
environment; tools for identifying individual thinking
preferences and differences; and methods for
recognizing and responding to nonverbal messages;
$995; for information, call 563-333-5720 or pd@SAU.
edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Mar 19.
Getting Started with Downloading eBooks,
learn how to access the Library’s collection of eBooks
and eAudiobooks and how to download them to your
portable device; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue Mar 19.
Weed Control in Pastures, a course in the Small
Farms Webinar Series; free, Rock Island County
Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, https://webs.
extension.uiuc.edu/registration, 1pm Thu Mar 21.
St. Ambrose University Junior Preview Day, learn
more about life at St. Ambrose and get important
information about applying to college and financial
aid; includes a campus tour, financial aid presentation,
and lunch; an optional tour of the Health Sciences
Education Center is available; for information, call 563-
333-6300 or 800-383-2627, Christ the King Chapel - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/visit, 10am Fri Mar 22.
Fabulously Fun Accessorizing, led by Bev Frey;
learn new ways to update your outfits w/ scarf-tying
techniques and accessories; lunch included; $10.50;
for information and to register, call 563-659-8897, The
Crossroads Inspired Living & Garden Cafe, 602 10th St.,
DeWitt, IA, CrossroadsOfDeWitt.com, 10am Sat Mar
23.
A Tour of English Gardens, enjoy a journey across
the pond to London and Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens,
and then hopscotch across southeast England and end
your visit at the oldest botanic garden in Great Britain’s
University of Oxford Botanic Garden; Kay Sigardson-
Poor, Scott County Master Gardener, will be your tour
guide; for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Tue
Mar 26.
Getting Started with Email, whether you need an
email account or just don’t use yours very often, this
class will help you become more comfortable; free; for
information and to register, call 309-732-7341, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Mar 26.
Morel Mushroom Certification, register by Mar. 26
for Apr. 4 workshop; the agenda includes a pre-training
identification test, a presentation on recognizing
morels and false morels as well as other species
of wild mushrooms, an examination of fresh and
preserved morels and false morels, and a post-training
identification test; $50; for information and to register,
e-mail mgleason@iastate.edu or call 515-294-0579,
Iowa State University Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Ln., Bettendorf, IA, http://dbs.extension.
iastate.edu/calendar, 1pm Tue Mar 26.
St. Ambrose University Junior Preview Day, learn
more about life at St. Ambrose and get important
information about applying to college and financial
aid; includes a campus tour, financial aid presentation,
and lunch; an optional tour of the Health Sciences
Education Center is available; for information, call 563-
333-6300 or 800-383-2627, Christ the King Chapel - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/visit, 10am Wed Mar 27.
Crop Budgeting Practices, a course in the Small
Farms Webinar Series; free, Rock Island County
Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave, Milan, IL, https://webs.
extension.uiuc.edu/registration, 1pm Thu Mar 28.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop, for information, call
563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot
Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, dbs.extension.iastate.edu/
calendar, 7pm Thu Mar 28.
April
WQPT Broadcast Scholarship Available, a $500
Broadcast Scholarship available to a student 
pursuing a career in broadcasting; applicants must
Bbe accepted to or currently enrolled at Western
Illinois University in the broadcasting program, reside
in WQPT’s viewing area or have recently graduated
from a high school in the WQPT viewing area, have
an overall 2.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in Broadcast Classes;
for information and to request an application, call 309-
764-2400, WQPT-TV, 3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.
org, Mon Apr 1 thru Mon Apr 15.
Herbs: What You May or May Not Know, Scott
County Master Gardeners Colleen Adrian and Rhonda
Cooper will cover the A-Z of herbs; learn about
herb history, starting herbs from seed, growing and
harvesting herbs, and their use and preservation;
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf,
IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Tue
Apr 2.
Planning and Managing Construction Projects,
thru Apr. 4; an experienced project manager will
instruct you in planning, executing, monitoring,
controlling, and closing-out construction projects;
designed for public and private owners and project
managers who want to improve the delivery of
capital projects and create a more predictable project
management system; $995; for information and to
register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@SAU.edu,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Apr 2.
Plants for Problem Areas, Dan Mays, Scott County
Master Gardener, will provide suggestions for plants
to grow in those challenging spots we all have in our
yards; slopes, shade, and hot spots near streets and
driveways are no match for the ideas Dan will provide
to turn problem areas into attractive alternatives;
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf,
IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Tue
Apr 2.
St. Ambrose University Junior Preview Day, learn
more about life at St. Ambrose and get important
information about applying to college and financial
aid; includes a campus tour, financial aid presentation,
and lunch; an optional tour of the Health Sciences
Education Center is available; for information, call 563-
333-6300 or 800-383-2627, Christ the King Chapel - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/visit, 10am Fri Apr 5.
Hometown Harvest Creation Studio: Conduit
Trellises, class on building garden trellises out of
metal conduit; participants will go home with a
partially-assembled trellis and instructions on how to
install them in their gardens; participants will need to
be comfortable using tools and working in a limited
capacity with metal; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Thu Apr
11.
Grant Writing Workshop, a one-day grant-writing
workshop to help organizations find and execute the
right grants to meet their mission’s goal; $199; for
information, contact SAU Professional Development
at 563-333-5720 or pd@SAU.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/pd, 9am Fri Apr 12.
St. Ambrose University Junior Preview Day, learn
more about life at St. Ambrose and get important
information about applying to college and financial
aid; includes a campus tour, financial aid presentation,
and lunch; an optional tour of the Health Sciences
Education Center is available; for information, call 563-
333-6300 or 800-383-2627, Christ the King Chapel - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/visit, 10am Fri Apr 12.
Managing Project Communication, thru Apr.
18; learn to develop a communication management
plan for distributing appropriate information to each
stakeholder group through proper forms of media,
while actively managing stakeholder expectations;
learn tools and approaches for influencing outcomes,
negotiating results and managing conflicts, and
how to recognize negotiation styles, including your
own; $995; for information, contact SAU Professional
Development at 563-333-5720 or pd@SAU.edu,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Apr 16.
Getting Started with Downloading eBooks,
learn how to access the Library’s collection of eBooks
and eAudiobooks and how to download them to your
portable device; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Wed Apr 17.
Exploring Engineering, students enjoy pizza and
speak with engineering professionals, faculty, and
students; hands-on activities will provide additional
fun and educational experiences; 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, SAU.edu, 5:30pm Thu Apr
18.
Getting Started with Databases, learn how to use
some of the library’s databases to learn a new language,
research your family history, and find magazine articles
or books online; free; for information and to register,
call 309-732-7341, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 3pm Tue Apr 23.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Completion Workshop, representatives from the
St. Ambrose financial aid office and ACCEL adult
learner program will be on hand to assist current and
prospective students in completing their FAFSA form;
free; for information, contact Jeff Karll at 563-333-5709
or accel@SAU.edu, St. Ambrose Continuing Studies &
Conference Center, 1950 E. 54th St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/accel, 4:30pm Wed Apr 24.
Fifth Annual Undergraduate Scholars
Conference, free; for information, contact Katie
Trujillo at 563-333-6197, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
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us how long it took for this memorial to
come to fruition.
The monument is unadorned except for
the informational words on the base. It is
in the form of an obelisk, the same shape as
the Washington Monument in Washington,
DC. The significance of this similarity is
that the first president was a hero to both
the North and the South. Through the use
of this form, a sense of common roots and
shared loss is conveyed symbolically.
In his second inaugural address,
Abraham Lincoln said: “Both [North and
South] read the same Bible, and pray to the
same God; and each invokes His aid against
the other. It may seem strange that any men
should dare to ask a just God’s assistance
in wringing their bread from the sweat
of other men’s faces; but let us judge not
that we be not judged.” To state this while
the war was still being fought showed an
extraordinary belief in equity and a desire
for reconciliation. Subtly, these ideas are
also expressed in this modest monument –
complementing the area’s older and larger
memorials.
Bruce Walters is a professor of art at
Western Illinois University.
This is part of an occasional series on the
history of public art in the Quad Cities. If
there’s a piece of public art that you’d like to
learn more about, e-mail the location and a
brief description to BD-Walters@wiu.edu.
T
he Quad
Cities
have two
prominent, highly
visible Civil War
monuments:
the Rock Island
County Soldiers’
Monument in
Rock Island and
the Scott County
Soldier’s Monu-
ment in Daven-
port. Both were
completed in the
years following the
war. It was not un-
til 2003, however,
that a monument
to the Confederate
soldiers who died
at the Rock Island
Arsenal was built.
The Rock
Island County
monument,
located on
the county-
courthouse grounds near the Centennial
Bridge, was unveiled on April 9, 1869 – the
fourth anniversary of General Robert
E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. The
memorial was designed by Leonard Wells
Volk (1828-1895), who briefly lived in
Rock Island before opening his studio in
Chicago in 1857. Volk had the distinction
of being the only sculptor to model
Abraham Lincoln’s features from life; casts
of the future president’s face and hands
were made by Volk in 1860.
The Scott County Soldier’s Monument,
located in the center of the 1100 block of
Main Street near Central High School, was
dedicated a dozen years later, on July 4,
1881. Rodney Forsyth Carter (1838-1912)
is credited as the monument’s designer.
Intended initially as a memorial to
Abraham Lincoln, the project stalled until
Nicholas Fejervary promised funding
support on the condition that the landmark
would memorialize the fallen soldiers from
Scott County. Fejervary was a Hungarian
count who came to Davenport after the
1848-49 Hungarian War of Independence.
His only son, Nicholas Fejervary Jr., was
killed in the one of the first battles of the
Civil War.
In both monuments, a Union infantry
soldier stands in readiness with a rifle at
the top of a single column. The placement
of a figure atop a pillar is a traditional
memorial form that was first established
in 113 AD with the building of Trajan’s
Column in Rome. The use of a common
soldier, instead of a well-known leader
such as a general, began with the Civil War
memorials built in communities across the
nation; it was a distinctly American idea.
With a height of 50 feet, the Scott
County monument is noticeably more
massive than the 33-foot-tall Rock
Island County monument. The Scott
County structure, because it was made
from granite, is also far better preserved;
weather and pollution have taken a toll on
the marble figure and shaft of the Rock
Island monument.
The loss of details and the ghostly white
of the marble, however, give the Rock
Island monument an ethereal quality.
The weathered, incised names are almost
indiscernible – seemingly just out of reach.
The worn face of the soldier contrasts with
its relatively well-preserved body, which
makes the loss of the face all the more
striking and poignant.
Separate from the National Cemetery
on the Rock Island Arsenal is a cemetery
for the Confederate soldiers who died at
the island’s prison camp during the war.
At the cemetery’s entrance is 10-foot-tall
memorial for the 1,964 soldiers who died
there, mostly of exposure and disease.
Though the prison was constructed in
1863, 140 years would pass before this
monument was built. Its newness, in stark
contrast to the weathered condition of the
Rock Island County monument, reminds
Art in Plain Sight: Civil War Memorials
Article and Photos by Bruce Walters
ART
Scott County Soldier’s Monument Rock Island Arsenal Confederate
monument
Rock Island County Soldiers’
Monument
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu,
3pm Thu Apr 25.
Herbs, a course in the extension’s Vegetable
Gardening Class series; attendees will learn some
of basics for planting, care, and harvesting of fresh
produce; free; for information and to register, call 309-
756-9978, University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321
W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
5:30pm Mon Apr 29.
May & June
Mulches, Composting and Winter Cover Crops,
a course in the extension’s Vegetable Gardening
Class series; attendees will learn some of basics for
planting, care, and harvesting of fresh produce; free;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
University of Illinois Extension - Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave.,
Milan, IL, web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 5:30pm
Mon May 6.
Project Leadership and Professional
Responsibility, thru May 9; discover the difference
between leading and managing in the project
environment by exploring basic leadership theories,
as well as “transformational” leadership; $995; for
information, contact SAU Professional Development
at 563-333-5720 or pd@SAU.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/pd, 8:30am Tue May 7.
Vegetable Issues and Upkeep, a course in
the extension’s Vegetable Gardening Class series;
attendees will learn some of basics for planting, care,
and harvesting of fresh produce; free; for information
and to register, call 309-756-9978, University of Illinois
Extension - Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 5:30pm Mon May 13.
Project Management: Planning, Execution,
and Control, thru May 16; an extensive overview of
professional project management is presented along
with the importance of a consistent methodology,
this course provides a project-ready tool kit for
initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling,
and closing out projects within a practical system
of professional project management; $995; for
information, contact SAU Professional Development
at 563-333-5720 or pd@SAU.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu/pd, 8:30am Tue May 14.
Succession Planting, a course in the extension’s
Vegetable Gardening Class series; attendees will learn
some of basics for planting, care, and harvesting of
fresh produce; free; for information and to register, call
309-756-9978, University of Illinois Extension - Milan,
321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, http://web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 5:30pm Mon May 20.
Getting Started with Downloading eBooks,
learn how to access the Library’s collection of eBooks
and eAudiobooks and how to download them to your
portable device; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Tue May 21.
Growing and Cooking with Herbs, led by by Deb
Monroe; tips on growing, harvesting, and cooking
with herbs from our own Master Gardener and Chef;
sample delicious recipes; $5.50; for information
and to register, call 563-659-8897, The Crossroads
Inspired Living & Garden Cafe, 602 10th St., DeWitt, IA,
CrossroadsOfDeWitt.com, 10am Sat Jun 8.
MEETINGS
March
Network @ Night: Icons Martini, an evening
of food, fun, and young-professional friends at a
hip downtown location; for information, call 563-
823-2659, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island, IL,
TheNetworkQC.com/events/94, 5:30pm Thu Mar 7.
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 Facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-
Art-Gallery/190686381317, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, Facebook.com/pages/
The-Institute-for-Cultural-and-Healing-Traditions-
Ltd/109523579139747, 7pm Thu Mar thru Thu Mar 28.
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QCAD Drop-in for Teens, on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Friends of the Rock Island Library Meeting, with
the presentation “Easter Egg Decorating” with Shelley
Janikowski; $6.50 for lunch of baked herb chicken, hash
brown casserole, corn, lemon meringue pie, beverage;
open to non-members; for information, call 309-781-
1210 or e-mail gustafson48@yahoo.com, First Baptist
Church of Rock Island, 3020 30th St, Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am Mon Mar 11.
QCAD Dining OUT, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
6:30pm Mon Mar 11.
Network @ Noon: Presentation Skills, Linda
Wastyn, PHD, Wastyn &Associates and Amy Jones,
Mandle Design,  will discuss ways to make
your presentations interesting, exciting, and the type
where people walk out and talk about how much
they learned; for information, call 563-823-2659,
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock Island, IL,
TheNetworkQC.com/events/93, 11:45am Tue Mar 12.
Fireside Knitters, 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, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar 26.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those who like
to knit or crochet; bring a project or a problem; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Mar 12.
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad
Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm Wed Mar 13
thru Wed Mar 27.
Access Consciousness: The Bars, a Quad Cities
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS-QC) meeting, with
a presentation by Karen Sotelo; for information, e-mail
IONSQC@aol.com or call 563-332-7259, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu Mar 14.
Quad City Audubon Society General Meeting,
Mary Lou Petersen presents “Birding; Part 1”; free;
for information, call Brent Langley at 309-799-7192,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL, 7pm
Thu Mar 14.
River Vision 2020 Community Forum, designed
to bring together citizens and community leaders to
discuss ideas to enhance the Moline riverfront along
the Mississippi River; free, Western Illinois University -
Quad Cities, Riverfront, 3300 River Dr., Moline, IL, WQPT.
org/rivervision2020, 5:30pm Thu Mar 14.
Bettendorf Library Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Mar 14.
QCAD Men’s Coming Out Group, on the 2nd & 4th
Thursdays of the month; for information, call 309-786-
2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm
Thu Mar 14 and Thu Mar 28.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Mon Mar 18.
Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group (QCMUG)
Meeting, 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; $24/year family memberships,
guests welcome, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm
Tue Mar 19.
Rock Island
County Extension
Council Meeting,
for information,
call 309-756-9978,
Mercer County
Extension, 2106 SE
3rd St., Aledo, IL,
6pm Tue Mar 19.
Rock Island
Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting, for
information, call
3 0 9 - 7 3 2 - 7 3 2 3 ,
Rock Island Public
Library - Main
Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.
org, 11:30am Tue
Mar 19.
Friends of
the Wapsi River
Center Meeting,
for information,
call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950
Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Thu Mar 21.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 309-796-5051, Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL, BHC.edu,
6pm Thu Mar 21.
Iowa Legislative Luncheon, an opportunity for
business leaders and community members to hear
from elected officials from the state of Illinois; $15-
20, Stoney Creek Inn Convention Center, 101 18th
St., Moline, IL, http://events.quadcitieschamber.com,
12pm Fri Mar 22.
QCAD Open Sew, 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, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 6pm Mon Mar 25.
ISU Scott County Extension Council Meeting,
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott County
Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf,
IA, http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Tue
Mar 26.
April
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests
can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group)
which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting;
free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail
joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Apr 1.
Fireside Knitters, 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, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Tue Apr 2 thru Tue Apr 30.
Friends of the Bettendorf Library Meeting, for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Apr 2.
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad
Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm Wed Apr 3
thru Wed Apr 24.
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 Facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-
Art-Gallery/190686381317, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, Facebook.com/pages/
The-Institute-for-Cultural-and-Healing-Traditions-
Ltd/109523579139747, 7pm Thu Apr 4 thru Thu Apr
25.
QCAD Drop-in for Teens , on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri Apr 5 thru Fri Apr 26.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Apr 6.
Friends of the Rock Island Library Meeting, with
a program on “City of Rock Island, One Year Impression,”
with Thomas Thomas, City Manager; lunch of ham, au
gratin potatoes, green beans, cherry pie, beverage
for $6.50; for information and to RSVP, call 309-781-
1210 or e-mail gustafson48@yahoo.com, First Baptist
Church of Rock Island, 3020 30th St, Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am Mon Apr 8.
QCAD Dining OUT, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
6:30pm Mon Apr 8.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those who like
to knit or crochet; bring a project or a problem; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Apr 9.
Bettendorf Library Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Apr 11.
QCAD Men’s Coming Out Group, on the 2nd & 4th
Thursdays of the month; for information, call 309-786-
2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm
Thu Apr 11 and Thu Apr 25.
Junior Master Gardener Club Informational
Meeting, with fun, interactive and rewarding projects
planned including future opportunities in the
Children’s Gardens; snacks and beverages provided;
for information and to RSV, call 309-794-0991 x 25 or
e-mail edu@qcgarndens.com, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com,
5pm Thu Apr 11.
Quad City Audubon Society General Meeting,
Mary Lou Petersen presents “Birding; Part 2”; free;
for information, call Brent Langley at 309-799-7192,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL, 7pm
Thu Apr 11.
The Plight of Humanity, a Quad Cities Institute
of Noetic Sciences (IONS-QC) meeting, with a
presentation by Sherry Wilde; for information, e-mail
IONSQC@aol.com or call 563-332-7259, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu
Apr 11.
QCAD Gay & Gray
Group, for information,
call 309-786-2580, Quad
Citians Affirming Diversity
Center, 1608 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 7pm
Mon Apr 15.
Quad Cities
Macintosh Users Group
(QCMUG) Meeting, 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; $24/
year family memberships,
guests welcome,
Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.
org, 6:30pm Tue Apr 16.
Rock Island Public
Library Board of
Trustees Meeting, for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am Tue Apr
16.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees Meeting,
in Building 1’s Black Hawk Room; for information, call
309-796-5051, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Apr 18.
QCAD Open Sew, 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, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 6pm Mon Apr 22.
May & June
QCAD Young Adults’ Social Group, on
Wednesdays; for information, call 309-786-2580, Quad
Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm Wed May 1
thru Wed Jun 12.
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 Facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-
Art-Gallery/190686381317, Moline Commercial
Club, 513b 16th St, Moline, IL, Facebook.com/pages/
The-Institute-for-Cultural-and-Healing-Traditions-
Ltd/109523579139747, 7pm Thu May 2 thru Thu Jun
13.
QCAD Drop-in for Teens, on Fridays; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 6:30pm Fri May 3 thru Fri Jun 7.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 7pm Sat May 4.
Bettendorf Kiwanis Board Meeting, for
information, call 563-344-4191, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 5:15pm Mon May 6.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests
can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group)
which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting;
free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail
joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon May 6.
Friends of the Bettendorf Library Meeting, for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue May 7.
Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; knit and crochet
Wilson Phillips @ Riverside Casino Event Center – May 11
MEETINGS
March
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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, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Tue May 7 thru Tue Jun 11.
Bettendorf Library Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu May 9.
QCAD Men’s Coming Out Group, on the 2nd & 4th
Thursdays of the month; for information, call 309-786-
2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center, 1608
2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 7pm
Thu May 9 thru Thu Jun 13.
Quad City Audubon Society General Meeting,
Maury Brooker presents “Habitat along the Illinois
River”; free; for information, call Brent Langley at 309-
799-7192, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, 7pm Thu May 9.
QCAD Dining OUT, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
6:30pm Mon May 13.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those who like
to knit or crochet; bring a project or a problem; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue May 14.
Friends of the Rock Island Library Meeting, with
a program on “Rock Island High School Music”; lunch
of barbecue pork, cole slaw, baked beans, dutch apple
pie, beverage for $6.50; for information and to RSVP,
call 309-781-1210 or e-mail gustafson48@yahoo.com,
First Baptist Church of Rock Island, 3020 30th St, Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am Mon May 13.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, for information, call
309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Center,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Mon May 20.
Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group (QCMUG)
Meeting, 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; $24/year family memberships,
guests welcome, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm
Tue May 21.
Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees
Meeting, for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11:30am Tue May 21.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 309-796-5051, Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL, BHC.edu,
6pm Thu May 23.
QCAD Open Sew, 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, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org, 6pm Mon May 27.
QCAD Spectrum, transgender social/support
group meets on the 1st Sat. of the month; for
information, call 309-786-2580, Quad Citians Affirming
Diversity Center, 1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-
OutForGood.org, 7pm Sat Jun 1.
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, guests
can attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group)
which meets at 5:30pm just before the main meeting;
free; for information, call 309-764-5570 or e-mail
joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Butterworth Center, 1105
8th Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm Mon Jun 3.
Friends of the Bettendorf Library Meeting, for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Jun 4.
QCAD Dining OUT, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
6:30pm Mon Jun 10.
Knit for Peace, monthly group for those who like
to knit or crochet; bring a project or a problem; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 11.
Bettendorf Library Board of Trustees Meeting,
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Jun 13.
HEALTH
Classes & Lectures
March
Stress-Free Living, mental-health professional
Sarah Slavick will explain the causes of stress and
the most effective ways of dealing with it; free; for
information, call 309-779-2993, Trinity Bettendorf,
4500 Utica Ridge Road, Bettendorf, IA, TrinityQC.com,
6:30pm Thu Mar 7.
Seeking Volunteers for Palmer Neck Pain Study,
seeking volunteers for the NIH-funded Measuring
Chiropractic Delivery for Neck Pain Study; participants
should be between ages 18-70 with neck pain or
pain in their arms or hands coming from their neck;
potential participants will be evaluated at the Palmer
Research Clinic to determine whether they qualify; if
enrolled, participants will receive complimentary care
from experienced, licensed doctors of chiropractic for
2-3 weeks; for information and to volunteer, call 563-
884-5188, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, 741
Brady St., Davenport, IA, PalmerResearchClinic.com,
Thu Mar 7 thru Sun Mar 31.
Aqua Combo, on Mon., Tue., & Thu..; a moderate-
to high-intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for
a 20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 6am Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Cardiac Comeback Club, this support group for
heart patients will allow club members to meet with
former patients and hear from Linda Wessel, RPH as
she reviews the safety, side effects and proper use of
cardiac medication; free; for information, call 309-779-
2993, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
Room 120, 2122 25th Ave., Rock Island, IL, TrinityQC.
com, 5pm Thu Mar 7.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar, an educational
seminar on surgical weight loss options to include the
LAPBAND-System, Roux-en-Y, and Sleeve Gastrectomy;
featuring a Q&A period with an opportunity to sign up
with Trinity’s Bariatric Center; for information, call 309-
779-2500 to register or for more information, Trinity
Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.
com, 1:30pm Fri Mar 8.
Aqua Motion, on Mon., Wed., &Fri.; a moderate-
intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for a
20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Viniyoga, on Mon., Wed., & Fri., with teacher
Johanna Hilliard; experience the therapeutic benefits of
this breath-centered method of yoga; for information,
call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 9am Fri Mar 8
thru Fri Mar 29.
3rd Annual Family Caregivers Conference,
designed for those seeking information about
products and services that will assist them in caring
for their relative or friend age 60 years and older;
products/services include in-home care providers,
senior housing, insurance, health, fitness, stress
reduction, nutrition, durable medical equipment,
realtors, estate planning, and more; for information,
contact Peggy Dykes at Generations 563-324-9085 ext.
212 or pdykes@GenAge.org, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA,
8am Sat Mar 9.
Winter Blues Workshop, experience an
exhilarating practice that will invigorate your body
and lift your spirits while you wait for Spring to come;
$20; for information and to register, call Johanna at
563 726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.
com, Davenport School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street,
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 1:30pm Sat
Mar 9.
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Yoga with Johanna, on Tuesdays, led by Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; reinvigorate and refresh
yourself at lunchtime; $12 drop-ins, $95 10-class
passes; for information, call 563-322-5354, Davenport
School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 12am Tue Mar 12 thru
Tue Mar 26.
Mindless and Emotional Eating: Sitting Less and
Moving More, Trinity Live Well specialists Jeni and
Stacia will explain how to break the cycle of emotional
eating and reduce sedentary behaviors, and how using
the hunger scale will help you sit less and move more;
free; for information, call 309-779-2993, Trinity Moline,
500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.com, 12pm
Thu Mar 14.
Winter Blues Workshop, experience an
exhilarating practice that will invigorate your body
and lift your spirits while you wait for Spring to come;
$20; for information and to register, call Johanna at
563 726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com,
DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
PromotingWellness.net, 1:30pm Sat Mar 16.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar, an educational
seminar on surgical weight loss options to include the
LAPBAND-System, Roux-en-Y, and Sleeve Gastrectomy;
featuring a Q&A period with an opportunity to sign up
with Trinity’s Bariatric Center; for information, call 309-
779-2500 to register or for more information, Trinity
Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.
com, 10:30am Sat Mar 16.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, 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, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Wed Mar 20.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar, an educational
seminar on surgical weight loss options to include the
LAPBAND-System, Roux-en-Y, and Sleeve Gastrectomy;
featuring a Q&A period with an opportunity to sign up
with Trinity’s Bariatric Center; for information, call 309-
779-2500 to register or for more information, Trinity
Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.
com, 9:30am Fri Mar 22.
Look Good… Feel Better, the program teaches
beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active,
Trinity Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL,
TrinityQC.com, 3pm Mon Mar 25.
Bariatric Weight Loss Seminar, an educational
seminar on surgical weight loss options to include the
LAPBAND-System, Roux-en-Y, and Sleeve Gastrectomy;
featuring a Q&A period with an opportunity to sign up
with Trinity’s Bariatric Center; for information, call 309-
779-2500 to register or for more information, Trinity
Moline, 500 John Deere Road, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.
com, 6pm Mon Mar 25.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, TrinityQC.com,
Wed Mar 27.
April
Aqua Motion, on Mon., Wed., &Fri.; a moderate-
intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for a
20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am Mon Apr 1 thru Mon Apr 29.
Viniyoga, on Mon., Wed., & Fri., with teacher
Johanna Hilliard; experience the therapeutic benefits of
this breath-centered method of yoga; for information,
call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 9am Mon Apr
1 thru Mon Apr 29.
Aqua Combo, on Mon., Tue., & Thu.; a moderate- to
high-intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for a
20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 6am Mon Apr 1 thru Tue Apr 30.
Seeking Volunteers for Palmer Neck Pain Study,
seeking volunteers for the NIH-funded Measuring
Chiropractic Delivery for Neck Pain Study; participants
should be between ages 18-70 with neck pain or
pain in their arms or hands coming from their neck;
potential participants will be evaluated at the Palmer
Research Clinic to determine whether they qualify; if
enrolled, participants will receive complimentary care
from experienced, licensed doctors of chiropractic for
2-3 weeks; for information and to volunteer, call 563-
884-5188, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, 741
Brady St., Davenport, IA, PalmerResearchClinic.com,
Mon Apr 1 thru Tue Apr 30.
Yoga with Johanna, on Tuesdays, led by Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; reinvigorate and refresh yourself
at lunchtime; $12 drop-ins, $95 10-class passes; for
information, call 563-322-5354, Davenport School of
Yoga, 421 Brady Street, Davenport,
IA, DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com,
12am Tue Apr 2 thru Tue Apr 30.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP,
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,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Wed
Apr 3.
Fight for Air Climb, a unique
event held at three buildings
in downtown Des Moines: EMC
Insurance Companies, Hub Tower
and the Des Moines Marriott
Downtown; participants can climb at their own pace as
an individual or a team, with a special division for law
enforcement and firefighters; $15-25 registration, with
a minimum $100 fundraising required; for information,
call 800-586-4872, Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines,
IA, FightForAirClimb.org, Sun Apr 7.
Hatha Yoga for Beginners, four-week class on
Sundays with Roberta Kelinson; a gentle yoga practice
with no flexibility required; $40; for information, call 309-
764-9642 or e-mail info@IndigoWellness.info, Indigo, A
Creative Approach to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th
Ave., Moline, IL, IndigoWellness.info, 4pm Sun Apr 7.
Hot Yoga 101, four-week class on Saturdays with
Missy Wright; a gentle and progressive approach to
yoga; $40; for information, call 309-764-9642 or e-mail
info@IndigoWellness.info, Indigo, A Creative Approach
to Fitness & Wellness, LLC, 1621 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
IndigoWellness.info, 4pm Sun Apr 7.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, 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, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Wed Apr 17.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Apr 24.
Quad Cities March For Babies, walk for a special
child in your life, a premature baby, or walk for all
healthy babies; proceeds support research, education,
community services, and advocacy to give all babies
a healthy start in life; 8am sign in, 9am walk, Veterans
Memorial Park Bandshell, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf, IA,
MarchForBabies.org, 8am Sat Apr 27.
3rd Annual Quad City Regional Family Caregivers
Conference, family caregivers caring for aging relatives
or friends are invited to talk with exhibitors and hear
speakers; topics presented by local professionals will
include elder law essentials, Medicare info for the
caregiver, and Coping with Change; caregivers will
learn about services and programs from over 65 local
providers and organizations who serve both the Iowa
and Illinois region; with light refreshments and door
prizes; for information, call 563-324-9085 or 800-892-
9085, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 1777
Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA, GenAge.org, Sun Apr 28.
May & June
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, information and answers
to Medicare questions from a Senior Health Insurance
Events
Adler Theatre
March through May
I
’ve studied the lineup of springtime
happenings at the Adler Theatre, and I
have to ask: Is it possible that those who
schedule events at the Davenport venue
have accepted a wager of some kind – a
bet that the Adler
couldn’t deliver every
conceivable type of
stage performance
over a two-month
period? If so, those
schedulers are
about to collect
big time. Music,
for instance, will be covered through a
number of high-profile engagements: the
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-
winning contemporary Christian singers
Brandon Heath and Mandisa performing
in their “BranDisa Tour” (March 21); the
return of the King in the hip-swiveling
multimedia tribute Elvis Lives! (March
22); the chart-topping country star Justin
Moore appearing with special guest
Dustin Lynch (March 28); legendary
balladeer Gordon Lightfoot (April
30); the musical satire Spank! The Fifty
Shades Parody (May 7); and the final
two offerings in the 2012-13 Masterworks
series showcasing the Quad Symphony
Orchestra (March 9 and April 13, with the
concerts repeating at Augustana College’s
Centennial Hall on March 10 and April
14). Audiences will also get a rockin’ dose
of music – plus a blast of Tony-nominated
theatre – when the venue’s Broadway at
the Adler series presents the thrilling
’80s-hair-band spectacle Rock of Ages
(April 24), while dance will be covered,
and no doubt beautifully, with Ballet Quad
Cities’ production of Prokofiev’s fairytale
masterpiece Cinderella (April 20). Standup
comedy, and a more-than-fair amount of
goofy sound effects, will come courtesy
of the touring and TV sensation Gabriel
Iglesias (March 7), with more humor,
and the joys of storytelling, in abundance
when Davenport’s venue hosts a night
with the legendary Bill Cosby (April 27).
And if you’re thinking that the Adler’s
springtime schedule is devoid of the art
of actual performance art – walking on
nails after being dipped in chocolate and
such – there’s still the April 26 booking
of Impractical Jokers Live! to consider.
Apparently, the show will feature stand-
up comedy, videos, and a Q&A, but I’ve
seen Impractical Jokers on TV, and believe
me: Those guys have dared each other
to way worse than nails and chocolate.
For more information and tickets to the
Adler Theatre’s springtime events, visit
AdlerTheatre.com. – Mike Schulz
Bill Cosby
Information Program counselor; free; for information,
call 563-421-1096, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Wed May 1.
Viniyoga, on Mon., Wed., & Fri., with teacher
Johanna Hilliard; experience the therapeutic benefits of
this breath-centered method of yoga; for information,
call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, DSY Bettendorf, 3420 Towne Pointe Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 9am Wed May
1 thru Wed Jun 12.
Aqua Motion, on Mon., Wed., &Fri.; a moderate-
intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for a
20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am Wed May 1 thru Wed Jun 12.
Seeking Volunteers for Palmer Neck Pain
Study, seeking volunteers for
the NIH-funded Measuring
Chiropractic Delivery for Neck
Pain Study; participants should
be between ages 18-70 with
neck pain or pain in their arms or
hands coming from their neck;
potential participants will be
evaluated at the Palmer Research
Clinic to determine whether they
qualify; if enrolled, participants
will receive complimentary
care from experienced, licensed
doctors of chiropractic for 2-3
weeks; for information and to
volunteer, call 563-884-5188,
Palmer Center for Chiropractic
Research, 741 Brady St.,
Davenport, IA, PalmerResearchClinic.com, Wed May
1 thru Wed May 15.
Aqua Combo, on Mon., Tue., & Thu.; a moderate- to
high-intensity exercise class; $6/visit or $57-61 for a
20-visit pass; for information, call 309-796-5601, BHC
Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/aquatic, 6am Thu May 2 thru Jun 13.
Friends of Trinity Blossoms & Brunch, funds from
this event will support animal-assisted therapeutic
programs; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, TrinityQC.com, 9:30am Sat May 4.
Yoga with Johanna, on Tuesdays, led by Johanna
Welzenbach-Hilliard; reinvigorate and refresh
yourself at lunchtime; $12 drop-ins, $95 10-class
passes; for information, call 563-322-5354, Davenport
School of Yoga, 421 Brady Street, Davenport, IA,
DavenportSchoolOfYoga.com, 12am Tue May 7 thru
Tue Jun 11.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, 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, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Wed May 15.
2013 Quad Cities Heart Walk, presented by the
American Heart Association; for information, call 309-
788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock
Island, IL, QuadCitiesHeartWalk.org, Sat May 18.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed May 22.
Nutrition Before, During, and After Cancer
Therapy, 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
Thu May 30.
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, 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, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 9am Wed Jun 5.
Services
Foot Clinic at Broadway Church, on the first
Monday of the month; Mary and Amanda will soak your
feet, massage them with lotion, and trim your nails;
bring two towels along; $25; reservations required; for
Victor Wooten @ The Red-
stone Room – April 21
HEALTH
Classes & Lectures
March
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information, call 309-786-2631, Broadway Presbyterian
Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL, BroadwayQC.org,
9am Mon Apr 1 thru Mon Jun 3.
Cholesterol & Diabetes Screenings,
comprehensive screenings available; $40; for
information, call 563-421-9263, Genesis Health Group,
2526 41st St., Moline, IL, GenesisHealth.com, 6am Tue
May 14.
Cholesterol & Diabetes Screenings, comprehensive
screenings available; $40; for information, call 563-421-
9263, Genesis Heart Institute, 1236 East Rusholme Street,
Davenport, IA, GenesisHealth.com, 6am Tue May 14.
Cholesterol & Diabetes Screenings,
comprehensive screenings available; $40; for
information, call 563-421-9263, Genesis Medical Center
- DeWitt, 1118 11th St, DeWitt, IA, GenesisHealth.com,
6am Tue May 14.
SENIORS
March
Advanced Line Dancing, on Thursdays; $2-4;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2:30pm Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Art Class with Paul Aglueseva: Clay, on Thursdays;
$5-6 plus materials; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu
Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Gentle Exercise Class, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-
4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:45am Thu Mar 7 thru Thu Mar 28.
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Thu Mar 7
thru Fri Mar 29.
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Thu Mar 7 thru Fri Mar 29.
GenAge Cafe, Mon.-Fri.; reservations required by
noon one day prior; $3; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Thu
Mar 7 thru Fri Mar 29.
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Mar 7.
Benefit Check-up, on the 2nd & 4th Fri. of the
month; meet with a CASI Senior Advocate to discuss
state, local, and federal benefits; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 9am Fri Mar 8.
Bingo, on Fridays; 50 cent -$1 cards; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
12:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
12:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Gentle Exercise Class, on Mondays, Wednesdays, &
Fridays; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Mar 8 thru Fri
Mar 29.
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Pinochle, on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays; $2-
4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $3-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
1:30pm Fri Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Zumba Gold, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Fri
Mar 8 thru Fri Mar 29.
Caregivers Support Group, free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:30am Mon Mar 11.
Travelogue: Presented by Trailways, free for
members; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1am Mon Mar 11.
Art Class with Paul Aglueseva: Clay, on Mondays;
$5-6 plus materials; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Mon
Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
Beginning Ceramics, on Mondays; $5-6; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
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Chair Yoga, on Mondays; $30/6 weeks; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar
25.
Energizing Yoga, on Mondays; $5-6; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
Sewing Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no experience
necessary; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Mar
11 thru Mon Mar 25.
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
8am Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
T’ai Chi for Arthritis, on Mondays; start the 8-week
sessions at any time; $45 for 8 weeks; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
4:30pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
Zumba Fitness, on Mondays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
5:30pm Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
Zumba Gold, on Mondays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:30am Mon Mar 11 thru Mon Mar 25.
CASI Movie Matinee, $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Tue Mar 12.
All-Day Ceramics, on Tuesdays; $5/class, $8/all day;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar 26.
Canasta Card Club, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar 26.
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Events
Hancher Auditorium Presentations
March through May
C
hamber musicians who play Pink Floyd?
A dance company featuring performers
in wheelchairs? A children’s-theatre
production about sheep migration in Europe?
What exactly is happening in the forthcoming
Hancher Auditorium
schedule? From the look
of things, I’d say that some
incredibly diverse and
potentially unforgettable
events are happening in
the University of Iowa’s
springtime Visiting Artists
series. To begin with, there
are the seemingly mismatched artists Pandit
Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, the
former a 68-year-old master of north-Indian
classical dance, and the latter a 32-year-old,
Emmy Award-winning American tap dancer.
Together, however, they’ve fashioned an
explosive spectacle of dazzling choreography
and epic storytelling titled India Jazz Suites
(March 7 at the Englert Theatre), and their
talents will be followed, in Hancher’s lineup,
by those of another duo: Christopher O’Riley
and Matt Haimovitz, who are redefining – or
rather, obliterating – the limits of chamber
music in their pop/rock/classical concert
hybrid Shuffle. Play. Listen (March 28 at the
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts). A
Hancher performance by a jazz saxophonist
might not sound out-of-the-ordinary ... unless
that jazz saxophonist is 82 years old, and was
awarded the 2011 Medal of Arts by President
Barack Obama, and is named Sonny
Rollins (April 2 at the Riverside Casino &
Golf Resort). Two unusual, wildly eclectic
theatre experiences follow in the Hancher
schedule: the interactive-performance
group Compagnia TPO’s immersive and
hands-on family experience Kindur: The
Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep (April
9 at the Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts), and the Working Group Theatre’s
blend of professional actors and community
members in the memory-loss exploration The
Broken Chord (April 12 through 14 at the
Englert Theatre). Innovative contemporary
choreography performed by both able-bodied
and physically disabled dancers will be
showcased in the latest touring production by
the award-winning AXIS Dance Company
(April 25 and 26 at the University of Iowa’s
Space/Place Theatre). And ending Hancher’s
spring season on a less-offbeat note, May 17
brings with it Iowa City Ped Mall performance
by the Grammy-winning Terrance Simien
& the Zydeco Experience, whose leader also
wrote music for Disney’s The Princess & the
Frog. That’s right. In Hancher’s springtime
season, the guy who arranged compositions
for talking insects and lovestruck amphibians
is considered traditional. For more
information and tickets to the Hancher
Auditorium’s upcoming events, visit http://
www.Hancher.UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz
Sonny Rollins
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, make
hats, scarfs, and mittens for children and the homeless;
donations of yarn and other knitting needs accepted;
free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar
26.
Free Line Dance Lessons, on Tuesdays; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar
26.
Gentle Exercise Class, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar 26.
Line Dance, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
8am Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar 26.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), on Tuesdays;
$1; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Mar 12 thru Tue Mar
26.
Chair Yoga with Weights, on Tuesdays; with
instructor Stefanie Reitz; $7-10; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:30am Tue Mar 26.
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.
org, 1pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $5-6; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
T’ai Chi, on Wednesdays; $18/6 weeks; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Wed Mar 13 thru Wed
Mar 27.
Zumba Fitness, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CASISeniors.org, 5:30pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed
Mar 27.
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
Bunco, on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
Grief Support Group, on the 2nd Wed. of the
month; donations encouraged; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
9:30am Wed Mar 13.
Personal Reflexology, on Wednesdays; with
Janet Latchaw; $20; call 563-349-5832 to schedule an
appointment, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
2pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking
Off Pounds Sensibly Group; 11am weigh-in, noon
meeting; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 11am Wed Mar 13
thru Wed Mar 27.
Blood Pressure Screenings, Shingles Screening,
& Medication Review, on Wednesdays; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9pm Wed Mar 13 thru Wed Mar 27.
SENIORS
March
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a sacrifice. A girl is selected and, as old wise men
watch, dances herself to death.
Stravinsky created the music for this ritual by
changing the traditional rules
and expectations of harmony,
melody, rhythm, orchestration,
and form. He used Lithuanian
folk melodies but altered their
traditional phrase structure, the
order of their notes, and their
accents, along with deleting or
adding notes. It’s akin to changing
the previous sentence to “He used
Lithuanian folk melodies but a lte
redt he irtradit iona lphra ses tr
uct ur e, the of notes their order,
and their accENTS, along with
deltng or adddinnng nnotsss.”
The composer also expanded the sound of
the orchestra by not only enlarging familiar
instrumental families but adding unusual
instruments, such as a piccolo, a bass trumpet, an
alto flute, and Wagner tubas, as well as a variety of
new percussion instruments. And he reassigned
much of the orchestra to musical tasks that were
atypical, such as changing a melodic instrument
into a percussive, rhythmic one.
Stravinsky exaggerated common and new
musical elements. For example, instead of one
or two emphatic percussive musical gestures,
he wrote 11 in a row. Ubiquitous rhythmic
variations created sounds reminiscent of Native
American tom toms, musical spasmodic
convulsions, dirge-like marching, whirling
wind, incessant train-chugging, and much
more. In combination, they produced a lifelike
throbbing of musical organisms in loud
moments and a sumptuousness that was, at first,
incomprehensibly beautiful when soft, composed
of dense layers of asymmetrical rhythmic, moving
musical parts.
In the earlier ballets Petrushka and The
Firebird, Stravinsky used his innovations in
harmonic-based ideas to musically depict Russian
folk characters. But the miracle of musical
conception in The Rite was how the composer
created an entirely new musical structure based
on rhythm that could convincingly convey an
idea wholly from his imagination – a newly
discovered music for a newly discovered
civilization. Stravinsky’s revolution here
subjugated harmonic language as an agent of
musical movement by making it static and
unchanging, and by expanding the complexity
and dominance of rhythm. At its core, The Rite is
one big drum, an instrument that was probably
appropriate for rituals of an ancient people.
In making harmonic language almost
irrelevant to the structure of his musical
W
ithin seconds of the new ballet’s un-
usual musical beginning – a solo bas-
soon – the audience began hissing and
making comments. As the music
burst into unchanging pitches of
repeated rhythmic patterns, the
curtain opened with strangely
costumed dancers stamping their
feet in a pigeon-toed position. No
traditional tutus and toe shoes
here; they wore long-sleeved
dresses, headbands, and cross-
laced leggings into moccasin-type
shoes.
Members of the audience,
thinking they were being mocked,
started throwing whatever
they could grab at the dancers and orchestra.
Other audience members tried to stop, or at
least restrain, the angry protesters by beating
them with canes, hats, and coats, or shouting
them down. The uproar became so loud that
the dancers were unable to hear the orchestra.
Disgusted by the fracas, the composer left his seat
for the backstage wings, where the choreographer
was calling out the rhythmic counts for the on-
stage dancers.
After roughly 40 of the worst offenders
were extricated by ushers and management,
order was finally restored midway through the
performance, and the remainder of the ballet
was presented to an attentive though stunned
audience.
At the conclusion, the response was mixed:
Some were outraged by the raw music and
unconventional choreography, but others gave
the performers and composer several curtain
calls and were intrigued by how, with his music,
Igor Stravinsky could resolve the contradiction
between a modern symphony orchestra and
scenes of ancient tribal rituals. And it was how he
solved the problem that changed music history.
It was May 1913, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of
Spring: Scenes of Pagan Russia was being debuted
at the month-old Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
in Paris. The near-riot was perhaps appropriate
for a piece that revolutionized musical thinking,
elevated rhythm to its own art form, and stands as
arguably the most important composition of the
20th Century. Now, 100 years later, the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra will perform The Rite at its
March concerts.
Stravinsky summarized the 33-minute Rite
as “a musical-choreographic work ... unified by
a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the
creative power of spring.”
The plot of the ballet was uncomplicated and
direct but also unsettling. It is spring, a time to
celebrate the gifts of the earth and ensure its
continued fertility in the coming year by offering
Stravinsky’s Rite of Passage
The Quad City Symphony Performs The Rite of Spring, March 9 and 10
by Frederick Morden
f.morden@mchsi.com
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MUSIC
Igor Stravinsky
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numerous references were made by Fahs
of his version of past confrontations with
Meyer, ostensibly justifying Fahs’ alleged
fear of Meyer.
The double standards that this ordeal
reveal are worth noting. Meyer was
not allowed to bring his laptop into the
courthouse during his trial, due to a ban
– except for attorneys – on electronic
devices. Meyer cannot rely on his efforts
to document prior incidents with Fahs
as his defense, but Fahs can testify to his
account of prior events. The prosecution
can stipulate which police they will call
as a witness, but when Meyer does not
subpeona those same witnesses, he is not
allowed to call them to the stand. And
when the government tells us to slow
down for our own safety and the safety of
others, it is fiercely enforced with high-
tech equipment, guns, fees, revocation
of driving privileges, and the courts. But
when a private property owner attempts
to enforce similar speeding/safety
precautions, he is arrested.
The state really did not want to
allow Meyer to bring into evidence
any of the past efforts he made to
seek protection against Fahs’ alleged
assaults and property damage. The
county prosecutor filed a motion
in limine to disallow any of Meyer’s
previous efforts, stating: “Even if
relevant, evidence related to these
issues would be confusing to a jury,
misleading, cause great delay and waste
considerable time.” The Davenport city
attorney even tried to get in the game,
attempting to quash Meyer’s subpoenas
of the arresting police officers on a
technicality and make himself an
intervenor in the trial. Since the verdict,
the city of Davenport has purportedly
opened up an internal investigation
into an evidence technician’s recorded
statement that when he was previously
called to Meyer’s house, he would knock
softly because he knew Meyer couldn’t
hear and then he would file a report that
Meyer did not come to the door. How
many false reports has this evidence
technician filed in other cases?
Why would the county and the city
work so hard to limit Meyer’s ability to
tell his side of the story? More than likely,
there’s much more to this story. A juror
spoke to me about this trial but only
anonymously because “I feel retribution
is coming from the police department. If
they can do what they did to Meyer, they
can do it to everybody.” This juror added:
“If the cops don’t know the law, how are
we supposed to know the law?”
up on new allegations.”
It is no surprise then that when Meyer
reinstalled a speed bump on November
11, 2012, a heated argument ensued
between them. Fahs went to his house
to get his camera to document the
speed bump. Meyer went to his house
to retrieve his shotgun for protection
against what he feared would be another
physical assault by Fahs.
Fahs took the opportunity to
photograph Meyer holding his shotgun
by his side. No picture of the speed
bump was taken. Fahs then returned
to his house and called the police,
accusing Meyer of pointing a gun at him,
threatening his life. The 911 recording
reveals Fahs laughing on several
occasions during the call, indicating no
presence of fear. This was important
evidence for the jury in determining the
veracity of Fahs’ testimony that he was
afraid for his life. According to one juror
who asked not to be named, “He was not
a credible witness.”
Meyer repeatedly told police that he
did not point his weapon at Fahs. While
Fahs did allege such an act on the 911
call, he failed to affirm such a detail
when questioned by police at the scene.
Regardless, Meyer was arrested and the
meme that Meyer “pointed a gun” was
proliferated by the police filings and
subsequent media coverage.
Transcripts of audio recordings
by the arresting officers conclusively
demonstrate the myriad flaws in the
arrest process, the most alarming of
which is the decision by officers to
arrest Meyer first, then provide proof of
probable cause second. “We take Keith
Meyer to jail, we’ve got to prove we’ve
got probable cause that he did something
other than standing in his driveway on
his property with a shotgun. All we’ve
got is the neighbor saying – I don’t even
know if we’ve got – ” reads the transcript
of one police audio recording. The
officer who made this statement was not
allowed to testify during the trial, despite
being named as witness by the state.
Transcripts of the recordings of the
officers on the scene are available at
RCReader.com/y/meyer.
Following Meyer’s arrest and
this arresting officer’s subsequent
statement, questioning of Fahs can best
be described as fraught with leading
questions designed to elicit a specific
response that would provide justification
for an arrest that had already occurred.
Probable cause must first be established,
determining whether an arrest is justified
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writing prior to the trial, and verbally
during a pre-trial motion hearing in
the judge’s chambers. The written
offer, which Meyer declined, stipulated
that Meyer plead guilty, pay a $1,000
fine plus court costs, and agree to a
suspended sentence of 240 days that
included a year’s probation. The verbal
offers, according to Meyer, included a
guilty plea and the fine reduced to $625
payable by community service, with the
charge removed from his record after 12
months’ probation.
Meyer declined these plea agreements
for a single, principled reason: He
was not guilty. The folly of the trial
proceedings was the court’s insistence
that the accused not be allowed to
introduce any evidence that showed the
ongoing feud between Fahs and himself.
The county attorney’s strategy was to
isolate this one incident and prosecute
it as such, and the court accommodated
that strategy.
None of the documentation
describing in-depth the unresolved
serious problems that have prevailed
between Meyer and Fahs over the
years was considered relevant to Keith’s
defense, including dozens of e-mails
between Keith, the Davenport Police
Department, the Scott County attorney’s
office, and Davenport aldermen.
The central and well-documented
problem between these two neighbors
was Meyer putting in a speed bump to
slow traffic down along the long, steep,
and winding driveway that merits a
slower speed for safety purposes. Fahs,
who has the right to use the driveway,
apparently prefers the driveway to be
speed-bump-free. Meyer originally put
in a speed bump in August 2012, which
Fahs allegedly destroyed. This property
destruction was reported to the police
on numerous occasions because it
resulted in several encounters between
Meyer and Fahs during which Meyer
claimed he was physically assaulted and
threatened by Fahs.
In an e-mail, a Scott County assistant
attorney determined these incidents to
be over an unadjudicated civil matter,
not a criminal one, and no charges were
filed against Fahs. Meyer reached out
repeatedly to the authorities for help/
remedy for what he alleged was assault
and property damage by Fahs. The
response from Davenport police: “As of
this time, without the county attorney
moving forward with any criminal
charges, we can only monitor the
situation and respond with more follow-
Speed Bump Ahead
by Todd McGreevy
– not the other way around.
Furthermore, the police acted as
judge and jury when they accepted
Fahs’ version of events over Meyer’s.
Unfortunately, Iowa Code 708.2(3) is ripe
for abuse by an overzealous government
that can indict without a grand jury. The
arresting officer even admitted during
Meyer’s cross examination that there was
no evidence Meyer pointed a gun.
The problem with the pictures Fahs
took was two-fold: First, the time stamp
on the photo was dated March 2011,
and Fahs claimed he took it the day
of incident, on November 11, 2012.
Second, several pictures claiming to be
taken that day were also admitted by the
state as evidence, but inconsistencies
were immediately apparent to the jury.
In one photo, a scoop shovel is visible,
but it’s missing in the others that were
supposedly taken at the same time.
Despite these glaring inconsistencies,
the photos were allowed as evidence
with an explanation by the prosecutor
that the camera was broken when the
picture was taken, corrupting the time
stamp, but that Meyer was dressed in
the same coveralls and shirt as the day
of the arrest, thereby authenticating the
reliability of the photo(s) as evidence.
Based on the transcripts of the police
officers at Meyer’s home, it is hard to
imagine how any prosecutor could justify
proceeding with such an overwhelming
lack of evidence – let alone requisite
probable cause other than an emerging
antagonism by authorities toward rights
protected by the Second Amendment
– rights that police officers swear an
oath to protect. This portion of the
transcribed recording of the officers’
interaction with Meyer speaks volumes
to the underlying bias that played out
during Meyer’s arrest.
Unidentified male officer: “You don’t
run around on your public property –
your property pointing guns at people.”
Meyer: “I didn’t point my gun.”
Unidentified male officer: “Really? He
[Fahs] has a picture of you holding it.”
Meyer: “He was threatening me.”
Unidentified male officer: “Where?”
Unidentified female officer: “Okay,
then you call us and we deal with that.
That doesn’t give you the right to be seen
with a gun.”
The truly confounding aspect of this
particular trial is the court’s attempts to
disallow any of the contentious history
between Meyer and Fahs as evidence
for Meyer’s justification defense. Yet
during testimonies for the prosecution,
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in 1971 – and his music writing style moved
from Primitivism to Neo-Classical to Serialism,
music lovers’ questions would, to his irritation,
repeatedly return to The Rite, its premiere, and
what led him to abandon traditional form.
He finally answered the question to his friend
Robert Craft, saying matter-of-factly: “I was
guided by no system whatever in The Rite
of Spring. ... I had only my ear to help me. I
heard and I wrote what I heard. I am the vessel
through which it passed.”
Seventh Avenue, Rock Island), 2 p.m. $10-53. For
tickets and information, call (563)322-0931 or
visit QCSymphony.com.
Sunday, March 10 – Bobby Messano.
New Jersey-based musician in a concert
co-presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues
Society. The Muddy Waters (1708 State Street,
Bettendorf). 6 p.m. $8-10. For information, call
(563)322-5837 or visit MVBS.org.
Sunday, March 10 – Gaelic Storm. Celtic
classics and originals with the award-winning
touring ensemble. Englert Theatre (221 East
Washington Street, Iowa City). 7 p.m. $25-35. For
tickets and information, call (319)688-2653 or
visit Englert.org.
Sunday, March 10 – Artie Shaw Orchestra.
Concert of big-band standards, with an opening
set by Sarah Hayes. Ohnward Fine Arts Center
(1215 East Platt Street, Maquoketa). 2 p.m. $25-
30. For tickets and information, call (563)652-
9815 or visit OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.
Monday, March 11 – Janis Ian. The legendary
folk singer/songwriter in concert. Englert Theatre
(221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m.
$25-27.50. For tickets and information, call
(319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.
Friday, March 15 – Ana Popović. Serbian
blues guitarist and singer in concert. Rascals Live
(1418 15th Street, Moline). 9:30 p.m. $15-20. For
tickets and information, call (309)797-9457 or
visit RascalsLive.com. For a 2010 interview with
Popović, visit RCReader.com/y/popovic.
Friday, March 15 – John Primer & the
Real Deal. Concert with the Chicago-based
blues musician and his ensemble. The Muddy
Waters (1708 State Street, Bettendorf). 9 p.m.
$5. For information, call (563)355-0655 or visit
TheMuddyWaters.com.
Friday, March 15 – Valgeir Sigurősson.
Icelandic musician, composer, and producer in
concert, with a performance by violinist Nadia
Sirota. Englert Theatre (221 East Washington
Street, Iowa City). 8 p.m. $10-15. For tickets and
information, call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.
Sunday, March 17 – Tony Sconyers
Quintet. Jazz ensemble performs and educates
as part of Polyrhythms’Third Sunday Jazz
series. The Redstone Room (129 Main Street,
Davenport). 3 p.m. all-ages jazz workshop ($5/
adult, free for children), 6 p.m. concert ($10-15).
For tickets and information, call (309)373-
0790 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org or
Polyrhythms.ning.com.
Tuesday, March 19 – Heatbox. Funk and
hip-hop musician in his “Take Off Tour.”The
Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport).
9 p.m. $8-10. For tickets and information, call
(563)326-1333 or visit RiverMusicExperience.org.
THEATRE
Thursday, March 7, through Saturday,
March 16 – A Dream Play. Caryl Churchill’s
adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic drama,
directed by David Hanzal. University of Iowa’s
David Thayer Theatre (200 North Riverside Drive,
Iowa City). Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday
2 p.m. $10-17. For tickets and information, call
(319)335-1160 or visit Theatre.UIowa.edu.
Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March
17 – A Walk in the Woods. New Ground
Theatre’s presentation of Lee Blessing’s Cold
War comedy/drama, directed by Michael
McPeters. Village Theatre (2113 East 11th
Street, Davenport). Friday and Saturday
7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $15-18. For tickets
and information, call (563)326-7529 or visit
NewGroundTheatre.org.
Wednesday, March 13, through Saturday,
June 1 – A Mighty Fortress Is My Basement.
Musical-comedy follow-up to Church Basement
Ladies. Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828
Third Avenue, Rock Island). Friday, Saturday,
Wednesday, and March 13 and 14 previews – 6
p.m. buffet, 7:45 p.m. show. Sunday 4 p.m.
buffet, 5:45 p.m. show. Wednesday 11:45 a.m.
plated lunch, 1:30 p.m. show. $28.22-47.55.
For tickets and information, call (309)786-7733
extension 2 or visit Circa21.com.
Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March
31 – Avenue Q. The Tony Award-winning
“Sesame Street for grown-ups”musical, directed
by Marc Ciemiewicz. District Theatre (1611
Second Avenue, Rock Island). Wednesday-
Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $20. For tickets
and information, call (309)235-1654 or visit
DistrictTheatre.com.
Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March
17 – Godspell. Composer Stephen Schwartz’s
nonsecular musical smash. First Presbyterian
Church of Davenport (1702 Iowa Street,
Davenport). Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.
$8-12. For tickets and information, call (563)326-
1691 or visit FPCDavenport.org.
DANCE
Thursday, March 7 – India Jazz Suites.
Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith
perform an explosive, largely improvised dance
celebration in a Hancher Auditorium Visiting
Artists presentation. Englert Theatre (221 East
Washington Street, Iowa City). 7:30 p.m. $10-35.
For tickets and information, call (319)335-1160
or visit http://www.Hancher.UIowa.edu.
COMEDY
Thursday, March 7 – Gabriel Iglesias. TV
and touring comedian in his national tour. Adler
Theatre (136 East Third Street, Davenport). 8
p.m. $40. For tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit
AdlerTheatre.com.
Saturday, March 16 – Tracy Morgan. Stand-
up with the comedian and former Saturday
Night Live and 30 Rock star. Englert Theatre
(221 East Washington Street, Iowa City). 7 p.m.
$49.50-59.50. For tickets and information, call
(319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org.
MOVIES
Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March
17 – Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3. Docu-
mentary sequels by area filmmakers Kelly and
Tammy Rundle, on the Native American tribe
that inspired Iowa’s state name, featuring Q&As
with the filmmakers and other film participants
following the presentations. Saturday – Black
Hawk State Historic Site (1510 46th Avenue,
Rock Island), 6:30 p.m., free admission. Sunday
– Putnam Museum (1717 West 12th Street,
Davenport), 6:30 p.m., $7. For information, call
(309)797-0544 or visit FourthWallFilms.com.
EVENTS
Friday, March 8 – Henry Farnam Dinner.
Annual event hosted by River Action, featuring
an illustrated presentation by Patrick Nunnally
on “The Upper Mississippi in 2054.”Jumer’s
Casino & Hotel (777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island). 5
p.m. $40/person, $375/reserved table of 10. For
tickets and information, call (563)322-2969 or
visit RiverAction.org.
Friday, March 8 – Tutu Fabulous! Ballet
Quad Cities fundraiser featuring a wine tasting,
silent auction, choreographer Margaret Huling’s
jazz dance “Black Coffee,”and more. Hotel
Blackhawk (200 East Third Street, Davenport). 6
p.m. For tickets and information, call (309)786-
3779 or visit BalletQuadCities.com.
Wednesday, March 13 – The Women’s
Connection’s 15th-Anniversary Event: “It Is
Achievable.”Featuring a presentation by Tererai
Trent, the internationally recognized scholar,
motivator, and humanitarian. St. Ambrose
University’s Rogalski Center (518 West Locust
Street, Davenport). 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m.
dinner, 7 p.m. presentation. $30-38. For tickets
and information, call (309)631-0167 or visit
Womens-Connection.org.
Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March
17 – Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.
Annual holiday celebration featuring three
days of live music, one ton of corned beef and
cabbage, drink specials, the Flying Leprechauns,
children’s activities, and more. Kelly’s Irish Pub &
Eatery (2222 East 53rd Street, Davenport). Free
admission. For information, call (563)344-0000
or visit KellysIrishPubAndEatery.com.
Friday, March 15 – The Prides of March
Masquerade Ball. Annual fundraiser for QC
Pride Inc., featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks,
dancing, gift drawings, and more. Radisson
Quad City Plaza Hotel (421 West River Drive,
Davenport). 7 p.m. $25-30. For tickets and
information, e-mail contactus@qcpride.org or
visit QCPride.org.
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What Else Is Happenin’
MUSIC
is critical for evolution. What Stravinsky did
with musical organization in The Rite can be
seen in developments in other fields in the late
1800s and early 1900s, including Freud’s theory
of the unconscious, Picasso’s Cubism, and E.E.
Cummings’ alteration of word definitions and
syntax. By employing distortion within a familiar
context so audiences don’t feel too alienated, all
of these people expanded human understanding
and imagination.
Although Stravinsky lived to be 88 – he died
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composition, Stravinsky inspired the rhythmic
language of American composers such as Aaron
Copland and the Minimalist movement of
composers including Philip Glass, Steve Reich,
and Max Richter.
Beyond that, the compositional devices in
The Rite that distort traditional musical elements
heighten our musical sensitivity and allow us to
experience his unique musical impression of a
prehistoric world.
That challenging and subverting of convention
Stravinsky’s Rite of Passage
by Frederick Morden
f.morden@mchsi.com
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will perform
The Rite of Spring and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an
Exhibition at its Masterworks concerts on March
9 (at the Adler Theatre) and 10 (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.
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summer-stock seasons get a springtime jump
with the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre’s
boy-crooner favorite Forever Plaid (June 6
through 16) and Mt. Carroll’s Timber Lake
Playhouse rendition of Michael Bennett’s
legendary A Chorus Line (June 6 through
16). Quad City Music Guild will offer up
English-music-hall styles of the ’30s – mixed
with a healthy dose of Agatha Christie satire
– in the cheeky comedy Something’s Afoot
(April 4 through 7).
And we end our spring-theatre analysis
with music-filled productions that don’t
feature any of those pesky lyrics getting in
the way: Ballet Quad Cities’ stagings of the
fairytale masterpiece Cinderella (April 20 at
the Adler Theatre, with performances also at
Cedar Rapids’ Paramount Theatre on April
13 and 14), and the dance troupe’s annual
Lincoln Park presentations of the vignette-
filled Ballet Under the Stars (June 7 through
9). That’s right, folks: A theatrical evening
under the stars is on our springtime horizon.
Hopefully, no snow pants required.
For more information and the area’s spring
theatre productions, visit RCReader.com/y/
theatre.
those years of work. So I do have some
regrets about that. And I had a daughter,
and her mother and I got a divorce, and
stuff like that, but ... there’s no regrets
about writing in all that.
“And I do think that probably because
of the life that I’ve lived, it definitely plays
a part in the stuff that I write. If anything,
I would have been probably a much
different writer if I’d started out young.”
He also noted that there’s an advantage
to debuting in one’s 50s: “If you start
publishing books when you’re in your 20s, I
think with each book you feel a little more
pressure. ‘Can I make this next one a little
bit better than the last one?’ I don’t know if
I want to try to face that for 40 or 50 years.
I think I’m lucky in that respect, in that I
don’t have too much further to go.”
Donald Ray Pollock will read from his work
on Thursday, April 25, in Wallenberg Hall
(inside Denkmann Hall, 3520 Seventh
Avenue in Rock Island) as part of the River
Readings at Augustana series. The event
starts at 7 p.m.
For more information on Pollock, visit
DonaldRayPollock.com.
BOOKS
an act of violence perpetrated by the
father and witnessed and absorbed by the
son: “His father had taught that man a
lesson he’d never forget; and the next time
somebody messed with him, Arvin was
going to do the same. He closed his eyes
and began to pray.”
There’s little fancy about Pollock’s
prose, drenched in the vernacular of
rural poverty, but it’s carefully crafted. “I
worked in a factory where ... there was a
lot of colorful language, and there were a
lot of weird descriptive phrases and stuff
like that floating around,” he said. “But
... to get to some of those sentences, I
just kept revising them until I had them
as good as I thought I could possibly get
them. I am very much into revision. ...
The aim was to cut as many words as I
could, and to get as much squeezed into a
sentence as I could.”
And there’s a smart narrative device
Pollock employs throughout Devil,
nonchalantly shifting point of view
from one character to another within
chapters. The effect is to keep the reader
off-balance, never quite sure how or with
whom the story will unfold – which is
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his native southern Ohio. “I knew when I
finished that story – it’s not a great story
or anything like that – but it was by far the
best thing that I had done up to that time,”
he said. One can see in it the emergence of
a writer with an incisive style – pinpoint
accuracy in seemingly casual language:
“He’d been totaled in a freak car crash
and had ended up with a giant settlement
that cursed him with enough money to
vegetate for the rest of his sorry-ass life.”
After leaving the paper mill in 2005,
Pollock earned his Master of Fine Arts
at Ohio State in 2009. His short-story
collection Knockemstiff was published in
2008 – while he was still a student – and it
won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
Knockemstiff is a real town and the
place the author grew up. It’s impossible
to imagine a better-named setting for
Pollock’s hardscrabble fiction. The book of
the same name begins with the story “Real
Life”: “My father showed me how to hurt a
man one August night at the Torch Drive-
in when I was seven years old. It was the
only thing he was ever any good at.”
That story’s arc is mirrored in the
prologue of The Devil All the Time, with
Southern (Ohio) Gothic
by Jeff Ignatius
jeff@rcreader.com
absolutely necessary to make the relatively
late introduction of serial killers Carl and
Sandy work.
Pollock said that although he has ideas
for books beyond the one he’s now working
on, he can’t look too far ahead: “I’m 58
years old. My brain is not going to work
too well here in a few more. I figure I’ve
maybe got three, if I’m lucky four, more
books in me, then it’ll probably be over
with. ... If I could finish three more books,
I’d be more than happy.”
He added that he has no plans to depart
from his southern-Ohio setting: “Because
of my age and everything, I’ll probably stay
here. ... I’ve got enough material, I think, to
last me out.”
Yet Pollock said he doesn’t rue his late
start. “Definitely, I have some regrets,
because I blew around 20 years pretty
much just drinking and getting high,” he
said. “The only thing that I managed to
do in those 20 years – or in at least 15 of
them – was hang on to that job at the paper
mill. And when I got sober, I had nothing.
I lived in this little room above this garage
I rented off this old lady, and I had a TV
set that my sister had given me, and an old
beat-up Chevy. And that’s all I had for all
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
stagings of Fairway to Murder (March 8,
April 5, and May 3) and Murder in the
Moonshinapalooza (March 22, April 19, and
May 17).
Our area’s classical-theatre troupe The
Prenzie Players gets into the spring thing
with their presentation of Jean Anouihl’s
Antigone (March 22 through 30), an
adaptation based on Sophocles’ Greek
tragedy and directed by Catie Osborn.
The Prenzies’ latest will be performed
at Davenport’s QC Theatre Workshop,
where director Tyson Danner will also
stage a Workshop production of Peter
Sinn Nachtrieb’s boom (May 2 through
18) ... a riotous end-of-days comedy that
I’d rave about further if my assistant-
directing and stage-managing duties for
the show didn’t make that inappropriate.
(Seriously, though. Riotous!) Moline’s
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, meanwhile,
has a pair of disparate offerings in store
this spring, treating patrons to Pearl
Cleage’s Depression-era drama Blues for an
Alabama Sky (March 8 through 17) right
before the farcical nuttiness of Gary Ray
Strapp’s The Trouble with Cats (May 10
through 19).
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Comedy (June 6 through 16), served right
after the Geneseo venue offers up the
Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning
drama of Arthur Miller’s Death of a
Salesman (April 11 through 21).
Over at the Coralville Center for the
Performing Arts, the Way Off Broadway
company’s new production of the Kander
& Ebb classic Cabaret (April 12 and 13)
will lead to a hilarious musical comedy
in Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 10
through 19), co-produced by the City Circle
Acting Company of Coralville. Fewer than
five miles away, Iowa City Community
Theatre has the Broadway-behind-the-
scenes hoot The Royal Family (March 8
through 17) and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
timeless Oklahoma! (April 26 through May
5) on the springtime docket, with Iowa City’s
Riverside Theatre offering a staging of
David Harrower’s dark relationship drama
Blackbird (April 5 through 21). Those who
prefer their dark subject matter accompanied
by broad laughs, however, won’t be left out of
the loop, as the Quad Cities-based comedy
ensemble It’s a Mystery will make merry
of murder this spring in Skellington Manor
Spring Theatre from A(ntigone) to Z(ine of Grrrl)
THEATRE
Oh, and is that music I hear in the about-
to-be-spring air? It certainly will be at Rock
Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, which
has a trio of tune-filled offerings scheduled:
the eagerly awaited Church Basement
Ladies follow-up A Mighty Fortress Is My
Basement (March 13 through June 1), the
long-running, hormone-driven Menopause:
The Musical (June 5 through July 19), and,
for younger crowds, a musical comedy that
teaches kids How I Became a Pirate (April
11 through May 11). A few blocks away,
the District Theatre will present the return
of the Tony-lauded, ve-e-ery grown-up
Sesame Street that is Avenue Q (March 15
through 31), while almost directly across the
Mississippi, musicals will arrive in the Adler
Theatre presentations of the ’80s-hair-band
spectacle Rock of Ages (April 20) and the E.L.
James literary spoof Spank! The Fifty Shades
Parody (May 7).
Two separate takes on Stephen Schwartz’s
hit biblical musical Godspell will be staged
this spring, one at the First Presbyterian
Church of Davenport (March 16 and 17)
and one, produced by Rock Island’s Center
for Living Arts, housed at Moline’s Riverside
United Methodist Church (April 4). Our area’s
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Parkinson’s Support Group, on the 3rd. Sat of the
month; free; for information, call 563-326-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Sat Mar 16.
St. Patrick’s Day Race, for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Sat Mar 16.
TKO: Recycling, What’s New? w/ Paula Webinger,
free for the first 25 members; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 11am
Tue Mar 19.
SHIIP: Senior Health Insurance Information
Program, on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month; free;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Wed Mar 20.
Senior Day: Chris Dunn and Roald Tweet,
refreshments served after the program; free; for
information, call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Mar 21.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Mon Mar 25.
Grief Support Group, on the 4th Wed. of the
month; donations encouraged; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
Wed Mar 27.
April
Chair Yoga with Weights, on Tuesdays; with
instructor Stefanie Reitz; $7-10; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:30am Tue Apr 2 thru Tue Apr 30.
Trinity Foot Clinic, please bring two towels & a
washcloth to your appointment; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Apr 3.
Personal Reflexology, on Wednesdays; with
Janet Latchaw; $20; call 563-349-5832 to schedule an
appointment, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed Apr 3 thru Wed Apr 24.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off
Pounds Sensibly Group; 11am weigh-in, noon meeting;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 11am Wed Apr 3 thru Wed Apr 24.
Blood Pressure Screenings, Shingles Screening,
& Medication Review, on Wednesdays; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Wed Apr 3 thru Wed Apr 24.
Bunco, on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed Apr 3 thru Wed Apr 24.
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Apr 4.
Grief Support Group, donations encouraged;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Apr 10.
Senior Day: Hammered Dulcimer with Bob
Burns, local musician Bob Burns will present a program
on the history and use of the hammered dulcimer;
refreshments will be provided after the program;
free; for information, call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf
accommodate their partner’s ridiculous requests
simply to make them happy. Your wife might’ve
been more willing to do that if only you’d
appealed to her sympathy instead of demanding
that she do all the changing while you lift nary
a brain cell to consider whether your position
might be unreasonable. (Refusing to even
consider another person’s point of view generally
causes them to cling even more firmly to it.) Of
course, if only you’d look at this through reason-
colored glasses, you’d probably acknowledge the
reality: If somebody does come between you
and your wife, it’s unlikely to happen while she’s
upset, afraid, and grossed out during a medical
test. And give doctors a little credit. If you’re a
doctor, a woman will take her pants off for you
because you drive a sports car. There’s really no
need to come up with some ploy about scraping
her cervix for cancerous cells.
Bed, Bath, and
Beyond Disappointing
For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend of two
months gave me a gift basket of smelly lotions
and shaped soaps. Not my kind of thing, but
even more not my thing because I recognized
it as a re-gift of something somebody gave his
mom. When I met his parents, this basket was
in his mom’s bathroom. He’s seemed sweet so
far, but maybe this gift says he’s just using me.
– Overscented
Ideally, if you’re surprised on Valentine’s Day,
it isn’t because your boyfriend’s given you that
gift that says he cares enough to look under his
mom’s bathroom sink and see what’s still in the
package. (Good thing she’d already cracked into
that gallon jug of toilet-bowl cleaner.) There
are several possible explanations for his gift: He
doesn’t care; he doesn’t have a clue; and he does
care, but Valentine’s Day popped up early in the
relationship, and he went back and forth on how
much lovey-dovey to express – until he ended
up at the last-minute gift counter in his mom’s
bathroom. Give him the gift of time. Paying
attention to how he treats you over the next few
months will tell you whether he’s caring and
maybe clueless or whether all he cared about was
placating you with whatever gifting roadkill he
came upon. You can’t train a guy to adore you.
A woman can work with caring and clueless –
although when her birthday rolls around, she
may find herself doing it from behind the wheel
of his mom’s almost-new car.
Got A Problem? Ask Amy Alkon.
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BY AMY ALKON
Madame Ovary
My wife needs a medical test that will
involve her being naked in unflattering
positions in front of another person,
possibly male. I know she won’t enjoy this
and it certainly isn’t sexual, but I want her
to request a female gynecologist. She says
she’s embarrassed to do that, refuses to be
controlled by me, and says having a male
doctor doesn’t bother her. Well, it bothers me
terribly. I’m fairly young and not religious, but
I was taught that a couple’s bedroom – what
happens there, their nude bodies, etc. – is
for them alone. I’m not insecure, and I know
she isn’t leaving me, but I strongly feel that
her being seen naked by a male practitioner
violates the sanctity and intimacy of our
marriage, and I can’t help but feel like it’s
cheating.
– Distressed
It’s pretty hard to confuse an exam room with
a singles bar – unless the singles bars you’ve
experienced have men leaning over and asking
women, “So ... when was your last period?” and
“Do you leak urine?”
Cheating involves having a romance with
a person other than your partner, not having
him give you a Pap smear. Also, male doctors
generally have a female nurse present while
examining a female patient (so they won’t be
accused of any funny business). There will be
that rare Dr. Pervo, but according to doctors I
spoke to, by week two of their residency, bodies
might as well be giant steaks. So for a male
doctor, your wife’s “special area” is anything but
special; it’s the seventh vagina he’s seen before
lunch.
Stamping your feet and denying the obvious
– that there’s a vast difference between medical
touch and sexual touch – helps you manipulate
your wife with this ridiculous notion that she
“violates the sanctity” of your marriage by
getting a male doctor in rotation. So according
to you, what’s special about your marriage is
just that since you tied the knot, no other man
has been assigned to see your wife naked (in
a setting more in keeping with performing an
autopsy than staging a seduction). Take your
“logic” a step further and your wife is two-
timing you by even speaking to people who
aren’t you, and never mind that she isn’t exactly
revealing her deepest hopes, dreams, and fears to
some man in line behind her at the mall.
People in loving relationships will often
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus, Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Apr 18.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Mon Apr 22.
Herbert Hoove Library Presentation, for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, Tue Apr 23.
May & June
Trinity Foot Clinic, please bring two towels & a
washcloth to your appointment; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed May 1.
Personal Reflexology, on Wednesdays; with
Janet Latchaw; $20; call 563-349-5832 to schedule an
appointment, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed May 1 thru Wed Jun 12.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off
Pounds Sensibly Group; 11am weigh-in, noon meeting;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 11am Wed May 1 thru Wed Jun 12.
Blood Pressure Screenings, Shingles Screening,
& Medication Review, on Wednesdays; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Wed May 1 thru Wed Jun 12.
Bunco, on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-
386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed May 1 thru Wed Jun 12.
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu May 2.
Chair Yoga with Weights, on Tuesdays; with
instructor Stefanie Reitz; $7-10; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org,
10:30am Tue May 7 thru Tue Jun 11.
Grief Support Group, donations encouraged;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed May 8.
Senior Day: Terry Swails, local weatherman
Swails will be presenting on severe weather and his
experiences with it; refreshments will be provided after
the program; free; for information, call 563-344-4187,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu
May 23.
QCAD Gay & Gray Group, 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,
1608 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCAD-OutForGood.org,
7pm Mon May 27.
Trinity Foot Clinic, please bring two towels & a
washcloth to your appointment; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Jun 5.
Low Vision Support Group, for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Thu Jun 6.
Grief Support Group, donations encouraged;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun 12.
Senior Wii Bowling , seniors can take on other
seniors in bowling competitions using the, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Thu Jun 13.
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SENIORS
March
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do you see every day? Use these questions as a
starting point as you deepen your connection
with your specific neighborhood on planet
Earth. Get yourself grounded!

CAPRICORN (December
22-January 19): There’s a writer I
know whose work is brilliant. Her
ideas are fascinating. She’s a champion
of political issues I hold dear. She’s well-read
and smarter than I. Yet her speech is careless
and sloppy. She rambles and interrupts herself.
She says “uh,” “you know,” and “I mean” so
frequently that I find it hard to listen, even when
she’s saying things I admire. I considered telling
her about this, but decided against it. She’s an
acquaintance, not a friend. Instead, I resolved to
clean up my own speech – to make sure I don’t
do anything close to what she does. This is a
strategy I suggest for you, Capricorn: Identify
interesting people who are not fully living up to
their potential, and change yourself in the exact
ways you wish they would change.

AQUARIUS (January
20-February 18): The German
word verschlimmbesserung refers
to an attempted improvement that actually
makes things worse. Be on guard against this,
Aquarius. I fear that as you tinker, you may try
too hard. I’m worried you’ll be led astray by
neurotic perfectionism. To make sure that your
enhancements and enrichments will indeed be
successful, keep these guidelines in mind. (1)
Think about how to make things work better,
not how to make things look better. (2) Be
humble and relaxed. Don’t worry about saving
face and don’t overwork yourself. (3) Forget
about short-term fixes; serve long-range goals.

PISCES (February 19-March 20):
“Telling someone your goal makes it
less likely to happen,” says musician
and businessman Derek Sivers. Numerous
studies demonstrate that when you talk about
your great new idea before you actually do it,
your brain chemistry does an unexpected thing.
It gives you the feeling that you have already
accomplished the great new idea – thereby
sapping your willpower to make the effort
necessary to accomplish it! The moral of the
story: Don’t brag about what you’re going to do
someday. Don’t entertain people at parties with
your fabulous plans. Shut up and get to work.
This is especially important advice for you right
now.


Homework: Describe how you plan to shake off
some of your tame and overly civilized behavior.
Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com.
was a particular part of a book that he didn’t
find useful, he simply tore it out, cast it aside,
and kept the rest. I recommend this as a general
strategy for you in the coming week, Leo. In every
situation you’re in, figure out what’s most valuable
to you and home in on that. For now, forget the
irrelevant and extraneous stuff.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
Here’s a passage from Charles Dickens’
novel Great Expectations: “It was one of
those March days when the sun shines
hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer
in the light, and winter in the shade.” Judging
from the astrological omens, Virgo, I suspect
your life may be like that in the coming days. The
emotional tone could be sharply mixed, with high
contrasts between vivid sensations. The nature of
your opportunities may seem warm and bright
one moment, cool and dark the next. If you regard
this as interesting rather than difficult, it won’t be
a problem, but rather an adventure.

LIBRA (September 23-October
22): “I worked as a hair stylist in
Chicago’s Gold Coast for 20 years with some of
the most gorgeous women and men in the world,”
writes sculptor Rich Thomson. “Once I asked a
photographer who shot for the big magazines
how he picked out the very best models from
among all these great-looking people. His
response: ‘Flaws. Our flaws are what make us
interesting, special, and exotic. They define us.’”
My challenge to you, Libra, is to meditate on
how your supposed imperfections and oddities
are essential to your unique beauty. It’s a perfect
moment to celebrate – and make good use of –
your idiosyncrasies.

SCORPIO (October 23-November
21): The genius of Leonardo da Vinci
was in part fueled by his buoyant
curiosity. In his work as an artist, musician,
inventor, engineer, and writer, he drew inspiration
from pretty much everything. He’s your role
model for the coming week, Scorpio. Just assume
that you will find useful cues and clues wherever
you go. Act as if the world is full of teachers who
have revelations and guidance specifically meant
for you. Here’s some advice from da Vinci himself:
“It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes
and look into the stains of walls, or ashes of a
fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which,
if you consider them well, you may find really
marvelous ideas.”

SAGITTARIUS (November
22-December 21): Ready for a reality
check? It’s time to assess how well
you know the fundamental facts about where
you are located. So let me ask you: Do you know
which direction north is? Where does the water
you drink come from? What phase of the moon
is it today? What was the indigenous culture
that once lived where you live now? Where is
the power plant that generates the electricity you
use? Can you name any constellations that are
currently in the night sky? What species of trees
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Maybe
you’re not literally in exile. You haven’t
been forced to abandon your home
and you haven’t been driven from your power
spot against your will. But you may nevertheless
be feeling banished or displaced. It could be due
to one of the conditions that storyteller Michael
Meade names: “We may experience exile as a lack
of recognition, a period of transition, an identity
crisis, a place of stuck-ness, or else having a gift
and no place to give it.” Do any of those describe
your current predicament, Aries? The good news,
Meade says, is that exile can shock you awake to
the truth about where you belong. It can rouse
your irrepressible motivation to get back to your
rightful place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do you
have a recurring nightmare that has
plagued you? If so, I suspect it will recur
again soon. Only this time, Taurus, you will beat
it. You will trick or escape or defeat the monster
that’s chasing you. Or else you will outrun the
molten lava or disperse the tornado or fly up
off the ground until the earth stops shaking.
Congratulations on this epic shift, Taurus. Forever
after you will have more power over the scary
thing that has had so much power over you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The
following request for advice appeared
on Reddit.com: “My identical twin is
stuck in an alternate dimension and she can only
communicate with me by appearing as my own
reflection in mirrors and windows. How can I
tell her I don’t like what she’s done to her hair?”
This question is a variant of a type of dilemma
that many of you Geminis are experiencing
right now, so I’ll respond to it here. I’m happy
to say that you will soon get an unprecedented
chance to commune directly with your alter egos.
Your evil twin will be more available than usual
to engage in meaningful dialog. So will your
doppelganger, your shadow, your mirror self, and
your stuntperson.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Usually
I advise Cancerians to draw up
precise borders and maintain clear
boundaries. As a Crab myself, I know how
important it is for our well-being that we neither
leak our life force all over everything nor allow
others to leak their life force all over us. We
thrive on making definitive choices and strong
commitments. We get into trouble when we’re
wishy-washy about what we want. Okay. Having
said all that fatherly stuff, I now want to grant you
a partial and temporary license to get a little wild
and fuzzy. Don’t overdo it, of course, but explore
the smart fun you can have by breaking some of
your own rules and transgressing some of the
usual limits.

LEO (July 23-August 22): In the
course of formulating his theory of
evolution, Charles Darwin read many
books. He developed a rather ruthless approach
to getting what he needed out of them. If there
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1. Ferry
5. Chagall and Jacobs
10. Expression at parting
15. Mythical ship
19. Fasten
20. Assume
21. Canadian _
22. Injure
23. Within reach
25. Arousing interest
27. Big bashes
28. Shears anagram
30. Writ
31. Wings
32. Scottish island
33. Inventor Nikola _
35. Full-page illustrations
38. Stubby tail
39. Inland Northwest city
43. Machine part
44. Cyclotron: 2 wds.
48. Short, long or freight
49. Scraps
50. Custard
51. Acknowledge
52. In the company of
53. Compass pt.
54. Lines to be learned
56. Turn, as a mast
57. Germ cell
58. St. Valentine’s Day event
60. Judge
62. Flipped
63. Channing of “Magic Mike”
64. “_ and Goliath”
65. Bulb plant
66. Toils
68. Old Russian noble
69. Cabinetry options
72. Loathed
73. Cousin to atmo- and pneumo-
74. Seasoned
76. Homophone for heir
77. Discord goddess
78. Incomers’ island
79. Feuds
80. Mrs., in Munich
81. _ ideal
82. Carry-on item: 2 wds.
85. Rapture
86. Survivor-take-all scheme
88. Ottoman
89. Brackets
90. Bellows
92. Took action against
93. Strike
94. Pesto ingredient
97. Of the intellect
99. Impassiveness
103. Unusually
105. Turnout
107. Cui _
108. Annular reef
109. Imprecise
110. Half hitch, e.g.
111. Imitated
112. Impenetrable
113. Budget considerations
114. Punta del _
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1. Lesage’s “Gil _”
2. Juramentum
3. Vino frizzante
4. Son of Nyx and Erebus
5. Crazes
6. Saw
7. Fleeces
8. Mil. rank
9. Flat bone
10. Disconcert
11. Base for plaster
12. Performing group
13. Good luck charm
14. Santa _
15. Conrail relative
16. Incursion
17. Resilience
18. Old Hebrew measure
24. Couch potato
26. Characterize
29. Put-ons
32. Image: Comb. form
34. Gush
35. Preface
36. “_ Doone”
37. Sworn statement
38. Hackneyed
40. Evoking a special ambience
41. Bete _
42. Over and done with
44. Consternation
45. Great artists
46. _ -oop
47. Disparaging remark
50. Genus of figs
52. Vaulted recess
54. Obsolete
55. Somewhat dark
57. Cavity-free
59. Accumulates
61. _ Lavinia Gardner
62. Adjusts
64. Column order
65. Solution’s strength, British style
66. Expanse
67. Direction in music
68. Bartok or Lugosi
69. Canteen
70. Efface
71. Caldecott-winning Dr.
73. Stand-in
75. Trophy
78. Gas burner
80. The crepe, humbled
82. Garlicky spread
83. Needlecase
84. Actor’s aid: 2 wds.
85. Pigtail
87. Easel, e.g.
89. Fair-haired boys
91. Athenian statesman
92. Panache
93. Vessel insert
94. _ au rhum
95. Surmounting
96. Word in a late-night song
98. Annexes
99. Ticket remnant
100. Hostelries
101. Money assessed
102. Give (with “out”)
104. Heel
106. Hallux
February 21 Answers: Right
AT FIRST - March 7, 2012
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
02013/03/07 (Thu)
Avey Brothers Blues Jam -Rascals Live,
1418 15th St. Moline, IL
Chuck Murphy -The Cooler, 311 W. 2nd
St. Rock Falls, IL
Dan Dimonte & the Bad Assettes
-Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA
David Ramirez -The Mill, 120 E Burling-
ton Iowa City, IA
Dead Leaves -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
India Jazz Suites -Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Jam Sessions with John O’Meara &
Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jon Wayne & the Pain -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Zero to Sixty, 811 East
2nd St. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Lojo Russo (noon) -RME
Communi ty Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Man in Black: The Music of Johnny
Cash (1 & 7pm) -Circa ‘21 Dinner
Pl ayhouse, 1828 3rd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Mighty Short Bus -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Open Mic w/ Jeff Smallwood -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
The Air I Breathe - For All I Am - Fa-
mous Last Words - This Romantic
Tragedy - Forty Fathoms (5:30pm)
- Mixology (10pm) -Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
DJ Pat - Bam Musik - Vo Marley -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Double D & the Sensations -Edje Night-
club at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280
& Hwy 92 Rock Island, IL
Eric Jerardi Band -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
Funktastic Five -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Jeff & Marcia Duo -Studio Pub, 1465
19th St. East Moline, IL
Just Chords -Kilkenny’s, 300 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Karaoke King -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 6th
St. Davenport, IA
Karen Michael (4pm) - River City 6
(6:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke Sing-Off -Headquar-
ters Bar & Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal
Valley, IL
Lynn Allen -Rascals Live, 1418 15th St.
Moline, IL
Madden the Moment - Northern
Lights - Norman Toronto & His
Band - Lewis Knudsen & the Ban-
dits -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Mike Mangione & the Union -CSPS/
Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE Cedar
Rapids, IA
Naha Greenholtz -Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St. Iowa City, IA
New York Empire Trio -The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St Davenport, IA
Night People -Ducky’s Lagoon, 13515
78th Ave Andalusia, IL
North of 40 -Greenbriar Restaurant
and Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Ol’ Thrashers VI: Wax Cannon - Baggi
Spandex - Acoustic Guillotine -
Chance in Hell - Conetrauma -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Old Capitol Chorus 2013 -Engl er t
Theatre, 221 East Washington St.
Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Paul Willaert All-Request Show -Pad-
dlewheel Sports Bar & Grill, 221 15th
St Bettendorf, IA
Propaganda -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104
State St Bettendorf, IA
Russ Reyman Request Pi ano Bar
(7pm) -Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Saturday Jazz Brunch w/ the Brett
Wahlberg Trio -Mama Compton’s,
1725 2nd Ave Rock Island, IL
Shawna Swift (noon) - QC Rock Academy
Concert (1:30pm) - Songwriter’s
All-Original Open Mic (3pm) -RME
Communi ty Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Fargo Dance & Sports,
4204 Avenue of the Cities Moline, IL
The Fry Daddies (6pm) -Skinny Legs
BBQ, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
The Recliners -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Trippin’ Billies - Jason Carl -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
2013/03/10 (Sun)
Bobby Messano (6pm) -The Muddy
Waters, 1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
Cross Creek Karaoke -Bootleggers
Sports Bar, 2228 E. 11th St. Dav-
enport, IA
Gaelic Storm -Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Jazz Brunch w/ the George Jazz Trio
(10am) -Campbell Steele Gallery,
1064 7th Ave Marion, IA
2013/03/08 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust
St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Al an Sweet & the Candymakers
-Barrel House 211, 211 E. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
BB Secrist -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resor t, 3184 Hi ghway 22 Ri ver-
side, IA
Big Joe’s DJ & Karaoke Show -V.F.W.
Post 9128, 2814 State Street Bet-
tendorf, IA
Blind Baggage (6pm) -Skinny Legs BBQ,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Blue Movies (6pm) -The ARTery, 1629
2nd Ave in the District Rock Island, IL
Bob Dorr -The Hub, 402 Main St Cedar
Falls, IA
Charlie King and Karen Brandow
-Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710
23rd St. Rock Island, IL
Chuck Murphy -Eagle Ridge Resort &
Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL
Cross Creek Karaoke -Stickman’s, 1510
N. Harrison St. Davenport, IA
Day Joy -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Double D & the Sensations -Edje Night-
club at Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280
& Hwy 92 Rock Island, IL
Gray Wolf Band (5pm) -Moline Viking
Club, 1450 41st St. Moline, IL
Henhouse Prowlers - Frank F. Sidney’s
Western Bandit Volunteers -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Jazz After Five w/ Equilateral (5pm) -
Charlie Parr (9pm) -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
Jon Wayne & the Pain - Zeta June
-Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa
City, IA
Just Chords -Kilkenny’s, 300 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Karaoke King -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 6th
St. Davenport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke Sing-Off -Wide Open
Bar & Grill, 425 15th St. Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner (noon)
- The Effie Afton (8pm) -RME Com-
munity Stage, 131 W. 2nd St. Dav-
enport, IA
Lynn Allen -Rascals Live, 1418 15th St.
Moline, IL
Mercury Brothers -The Muddy Waters,
1708 State St. Bettendorf, IA
New York Empire Trio (3pm) -Deere-
Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th
Ave. Moline, IL
North of 40 -Martini’s on the Rock, 4619
34th St Rock Island, IL
Rob Dahms -Rustic Ridge Golf Course
Gri l l e & Pub, 1151 East I owa St.
Eldridge, IA
Ron Johnson One-Man Band -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Russ Reyman Trio (5:30pm) - Hoot
Gibson Band (8:30pm) -The Rusty
Nail, 2606 W Locust Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove -Fargo Dance & Sports,
4204 Avenue of the Cities Moline, IL
Soap -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) -The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Will Hoge -The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
2013/03/09 (Sat)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Afrozep - Chatsworth & Dupree fea-
turing Wavy Dave & Chris Gangi
-Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA
BB Secrist -Riverside Casino and Golf
Resor t, 3184 Hi ghway 22 Ri ver-
side, IA
Caught in the Act -Hollar’s Bar and Grill,
4050 27th St Moline, IL
Chuck Murphy -Eagle Ridge Resort &
Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr Galena, IL
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10 SUNDAY
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Live Music Live Music Live Music
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Night People (2pm) -Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22
Riverside, IA
Rickett Pass - Jason Leonard -Rozz-Tox,
2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Songwriters Night -Studio Pub, 1465
19th St. East Moline, IL
Sunday Jazz Brunch (10: 30am &
12:30pm) -Bix Bistro, 200 E. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Terakaft -CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Terry Hanson Ensemble (10:30am)
-Brady Street Chop House, Radis-
son QC Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
The Artie Shaw Orchestra - Sarah
Hayes (2pm) -Ohnward Fine Arts
Center, 1215 E Pl att St. Maquo-
keta, IA
Top Notchmen (1: 30pm) -Wal cott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St Walcott, IA
2013/03/11 (Mon)
ABC Karaoke -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Janis Ian -Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Open Mic at the Paddlehweel hosted
by Silly C & Slack Man -Paddlewheel
Sports Bar & Grill, 221 15th St Bet-
tendorf, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
2013/03/12 (Tue)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke Sing-Off -Wide Open
Bar & Grill, 425 15th St. Moline, IL
Lefwitch - Shadow Stone -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Nick Vasquez (noon) -
Four Shillings Short (7:30pm) -RME
Communi ty Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Night Light -Rustic Ridge Golf Course
Gri l l e & Pub, 1151 East I owa St.
Eldridge, IA
Past Masters -Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riv-
erside, IA
Phyllis & the Sharks -Martini’s on the
Rock, 4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Rob Dahms (6pm) -Skinny Legs BBQ,
2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Ron Johnson One-Man Band -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Sara Watkins -The Redstone Room, 129
Main St Davenport, IA
The Harris Collection -Brady Street
Pub, 217 Brady St. Davenport, IA
The Hooten Hallers - Illinois John
Fever - Nate Gordon -The Mill, 120
E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Weight - Hugh Bob & the Hustle - Don-
nie Bobb -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
2013/03/16 (Sat)
1st Impression -Rascals Live, 1418 15th
St. Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Al an Sweet & the Candymakers
(12:30pm) -Barrel House 211, 211
E. 2nd St. Davenport, IA
Barlowe & James (6pm) -Skinny Legs
BBQ, 2020 1st Street Milan, IL
Blackstones -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Keller Karaoke -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Open Mic Night -Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
114 1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Rustic Ridge Golf
Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa
St. Eldridge, IA
Ren Edstrand Blues Jam -Studio Pub,
1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
RME Open Mic & Jam (6:30pm) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Shiloh Terry -Zero to Sixty, 811 East 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
The Chris & Wes Show -Mound Street
Landing, 1029 Mound St. Daven-
port, IA
Valgeir Sigurosson - Nadia Sirota -En-
glert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
2013/03/14 (Thu)
Avey Brothers Blues Jam -Rascals Live,
1418 15th St. Moline, IL
ABC Karaoke -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) -RME
Communi ty Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Chest Pain - Big Box - Way of Dusty
Death -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
LabRat - DJ OMS - Megarad -RIBCO, 1815
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Open Jam w/ the Harris Collection
-Brady Street Pub, 217 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Cool Beanz Coffee-
house, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL
Open Mic w/ Jeff Smallwood -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen -11th
Street Preci nct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Southern Thunder Karaoke & DJ -Mc-
Manus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
2013/03/13 (Wed)
April Verch Band -CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band -The
Mill, 120 E Burlington Iowa City, IA
Don T. Jernagel -Gabe’s, 330 E. Wash-
ington St. Iowa City, IA
Everymen -Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Hi t man ( 6pm) - Kar aoke Ki ng
(9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Jam Session w/ Ben Soltau -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Jason Carl & Friends -Creekside Bar and
Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
Chuck Murphy -Harrington’s Pub, 2321
Cumberland Dr Bettendorf, IA
CJ the DJ -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Jam Sessions with John O’Meara &
Friends -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Jim Ryan -Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Zero to Sixty, 811 East
2nd St. Davenport, IA
Live Lunch w/ Keith Soko (noon) - QC
United presents Raise the Roof
Thursday: Blind Baggage (6pm)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Mixology - Super Soul Session -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Open Mic w/ Jeff Smallwood -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Tracy Grammer -CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Tyrone Wells - Brendan James - Brett
Young -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
2013/03/15 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke -Circle Tap, 1345 Locust
St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
Ana Popovic -Rascals Live, 1418 15th
St. Moline, IL
Big Joe’s DJ & Karaoke Show -V.F.W.
Post 9128, 2814 State Street Bet-
tendorf, IA
Bucktown Revue -Nighswander The-
atre, 2822 Eastern Ave Davenport, IA
Children in the Corn (6pm) -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Chuck Murphy (6pm) -Lancers Grille,
350 E. LeClaire Road Eldridge, IA
Cross Creek Karaoke -Stickman’s, 1510
N. Harrison St. Davenport, IA
Holly’s Buddies (5:30pm) - Just Cuz
(9pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W Locust
Davenport, IA
Jerry Beauchamp -Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St Walcott, IA
John Primer & the Real Deal -The
Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bet-
tendorf, IA
Jucifer - Aseethe - Plaguewitch - Helm-
splitter -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Karaoke King -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 6th
St. Davenport, IA
Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Party: Irish
Dancers (5pm) - Mike Cochrane
(6pm) - Superfly Samurai (7:15pm)
- Pitchin’ a Tent (8:45pm) - Dirt
Road Rockers (10:15pm) -Kelly’s
Irish Pub & Eatery, 2222 E. 53rd St.
Davenport, IA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch (10: 30am &
12:30pm) -Bix Bistro, 200 E. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Third Sunday Jazz Series: Tony Sconyers
(6pm) -The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
2013/03/18 (Mon)
ABC Karaoke -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Open Mic at the Paddlehweel hosted
by Silly C & Slack Man -Paddlewheel
Sports Bar & Grill, 221 15th St Bet-
tendorf, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight -The Mill, 120 E
Burlington Iowa City, IA
2013/03/19 (Tue)
ABC Karaoke -Creekside Bar and Grill,
3303 Brady St. Davenport, IA
ABC Karaoke -The Muddy Waters, 1708
State St. Bettendorf, IA
Acousti c Musi c Cl ub (4: 30pm) -
Quad City Kix Band (7pm) -RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
The Chris & Wes Show -Mound Street
Landing, 1029 Mound St. Daven-
port, IA
Wasted Wednesday: DJ Pat - Darius
Bowie - DJ Sweets - DJ Phatswagg
-Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St. Iowa
City, IA
2013/03/21 (Thu)
Avey Brothers Blues Jam -Rascals Live,
1418 15th St. Moline, IL
Bl ack Hawk Col l ege Jazz Combo
(5:30pm) - Bebop Group (8pm) -Ro-
zz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Brandon Heath - Mandisa -Adler The-
atre, 136 E. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Harper & the Mi dwest Ki nd -The
Muddy Waters, 1708 State St. Bet-
tendorf, IA
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -Zero to Sixty, 811 East
2nd St. Davenport, IA
Keep The Beat featuring C.J. the D.J.
-Racer’s Edge, 936 15th Ave East
Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Randy Leasman (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Mixology - Garage Rock Night -Gabe’s,
330 E. Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Open Mic Night -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Chuck Murphy -The
Lucky Frog Bar and Grill, 313 N Salina
St McCausland, IA
Open Mic Night w/ Karl -Kilkenny’s, 300
W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jeff Smallwood -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Tronicity -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave. Rock
Island, IL
Five Bridges Jazz Band (10:30am)
-Brady Street Chop House, Radis-
son QC Plaza Hotel, 111 E. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Party: Irish
Dancers (11am) - Myers Brothers
(noon) - Whoozdads? (1:15pm)
- Jim Ryan (2:45pm) -Kelly’s Irish
Pub & Eatery, 2222 E. 53rd St. Dav-
enport, IA
Minor Decline - Abandon All Hope -
Brains! Brains! Brains! -Rozz-Tox,
2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
River City Six (2pm) -Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22
Riverside, IA
Songwriters Night -Studio Pub, 1465
19th St. East Moline, IL
St Patrick’s Day w/ Dave Ellis (6pm)
-The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.
Bettendorf, IA
St. Patrick’s Day Massacre XI: Item 9 &
the Mad Hatters - American Honey
- Gone South - Unnamed Acoustic -
Home-Grown (noon) -Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St. Iowa City, IA
Caught in the Act -Generations Bar &
Grill, 4100 4th Ave. Moline, IL
Chuck Murphy -Garage Bar & Grill, 562
E. White St. Preston, IA
Corporate Rock -Daiquiri Factory, 1809
2nd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Dunlavin Green -Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St. Iowa
City, IA
Funktastic Five -The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust Davenport, IA
Gray Wolf Band -Greenbriar Restaurant
and Lounge, 4506 27th St Moline, IL
Heligoats - Mirror Coat - William Dan-
ger Ford - Jake McKelvie - Huge
Lewis -Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St. Iowa City, IA
Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Night w/
Rewind aka Realness -Rozz-Tox,
2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island, IL
Jeff & Marcia Duo -Studio Pub, 1465
19th St. East Moline, IL
Karaoke King -Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. 6th
St. Davenport, IA
Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Party: Irish
Dancers (11am & 4pm) - Chuck
Mur phy ( 11: 45am) - J as on
Carl (1pm) - QC Rock Academy
(2:15pm) - Wicked Liz & the Belly-
swirls (5pm) - North of 40 (6:15pm)
- Cosmic (7:30pm) - Third Rail
(9pm) - Spatterdash (10:45pm)
-Kelly’s Irish Pub & Eatery, 2222 E.
53rd St. Davenport, IA
Kooby’s Karaoke Sing-Off -Headquar-
ters Bar & Grill, 119 E. 22nd Ave. Coal
Valley, IL
Live Lunch w/ John McLaughlin (noon)
- The Barley House Band (5pm) -RME
Communi ty Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Mill Karaoke -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Nervous Rex -King’s Korner, 624 Clinton
St. Grand Mound, IA
Night People -Purgatory’s Pub, 2104
State St Bettendorf, IA
Open Mic Night -Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Past Masters -Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22 Riv-
erside, IA
Propaganda -Martini’s on the Rock,
4619 34th St Rock Island, IL
Red Rock-it -Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050
27th St Moline, IL
Russ Reyman Request Pi ano Bar
(7pm) -Phoenix, 111 West 2nd St.
Davenport, IA
Saturday Jazz Brunch w/ the Brett
Wahlberg Trio -Mama Compton’s,
1725 2nd Ave Rock Island, IL
Shamrockin’ Paddy O’Pardy: Barley
House Band (1pm) - Bagpiper
(3:30pm) - Crossroads - (4pm)
-Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th
St. Rock Island, IL
The Don’t Be Brothers (4:30pm) - Up
High (9pm) -RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.
Rock Island, IL
The Lovedogs -Go Fish Marina and Bar,
411 River Dr. Princeton, IA
Third Street Villians (10am) - Pain-
killer Hotel (2pm) - Mike Hayes
(6pm) -Kilkenny’s, 300 W. 3rd St.
Davenport, IA
Tonal Insanity: A Cappella Quartet
-Dunn Bros. Coffee, 787 Middle Rd.
Bettendorf, IA
2013/03/17 (Sun)
Craicmore (3:30pm) -Central Perform-
i ng Ar ts Center, 519 E. 11th St.
DeWitt, IA
Cross Creek Karaoke -Bootleggers
Sports Bar, 2228 E. 11th St. Dav-
enport, IA
Heatbox -The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St Davenport, IA
Mac Demarco - Naomi Punk - Calvin
Love -The Mill, 120 E Burlington
Iowa City, IA
Open Jam w/ the Harris Collection
-Brady Street Pub, 217 Brady St.
Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Cool Beanz Coffee-
house, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL
Open Mic w/ Jeff Smallwood -Studio
Pub, 1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen -11th
Street Preci nct, 2108 E 11th St
Davenport, IA
Southern Thunder Karaoke & DJ -Mc-
Manus Pub, 1401 7th Ave Moline, IL
2013/03/20 (Wed)
Curtis Hawkins Band (6pm) - Karaoke
King (9:30pm) -The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust Davenport, IA
Jam Session w/ Ben Soltau -Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St Iowa City, IA
Jason Carl & Friends -Creekside Bar and
Grill, 3303 Brady St. Davenport, 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/ Mike Cochrane (noon)
-RME Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Boozie’s Bar & Grill, 114
1/2 W. 3rd St. Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night -Rustic Ridge Golf
Course Grille & Pub, 1151 East Iowa
St. Eldridge, IA
Ren Edstrand Blues Jam -Studio Pub,
1465 19th St. East Moline, IL
Shiloh Terry -Zero to Sixty, 811 East 2nd
St. Davenport, IA
Ana Popovic @ Rascals Live - March 15
17 SUNDAY
19 TUESDAY
20 WEDNESDAY
21 THURSDAY
18 MONDAY
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