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By Kathleen McCarthy
km@rcreader.com

Behavior Modification is Covertly
Influencing Your Vote

ou might want to try an enlightening experiment as we get closer
to election day. Put your normal
preconceived notions about politics aside
for a few days and open your mind to
the possibility that nearly everything
you’re being told via broadcast and radio
news is entirely scripted, and specifically designed via behavior-modification
techniques to “nudge” your choices in a
predetermined direction.
I know, the tinfoil conspiracies are
emerging once more. But just for the
moment consider trying the experiment,
and, if nothing comes of it, you will
have reinforced your independence as a
political-news consumer with measured
political thought.
On the other hand, you might gain
meaningful insight into what most of
us already know intuitively: Something
is dreadfully wrong with the political
coverage in mainstream media. We
voters consume daily reporting but
gain no substantive information that
would otherwise stimulate our cognitive
abilities. Comparisons of candidates are
impossible, as there is nothing meaningful to compare. Issues are so oversimplified and one-sided depending on
who is doing the reporting, leaving most
of us with an abysmal lack of factual data
informing our opinions. Yet opinions
we have en masse, and divisively strong
ones. How can that be, if we are so
ill-informed?
The experiment is simple. When you
are watching and/or listening to political
overage (which is constant throughout cable and network broadcast news
and talk radio), pay close attention to
your emotional state. Nearly all coverage is purposely delivered to elicit an
emotional response from you for a very
strategic reason: Emotional responses
are far more difficult to overcome if one
is trying to establish a new or different
perspective.
Generally, emotional responses are the
result of stimulation of the limbic system
in our brains, considered to be the
lower-functioning part of our brains in
terms of cognitive abilities. The cerebral
cortex is where the higher functions of
abstract thinking occur that allow us to
sort things out based on rational analysis
of facts and figures. Limbic responses are
more knee-jerk and, if strong enough,
can block further cerebral response(s)

that are often necessary in discerning
reality.
Decades of research in psychology, behavior science, and physiology
have established how to stimulate our
brains for learning, and for conditioned
responses – for instance, Ivan Pavlov’s
work with neutral stimuli to generate
a conditioned response and B.F. Skinner’s use of reinforcement. This behavior modification has been refined and
advanced exponentially over the past
century. Coupled with well-researched
learning and conditioning techniques,
the mainstream media has deployed
behavior modification throughout its
programming.
Broadcast media and talk radio use
conditioning to override higher-functioning responses by targeting its consumers’ limbic systems via techniques
such as re-framing, repeated affirmations, memes, false opposition, guided
speculation, imitative learning, distraction and denial, classical and operant
conditioning, and cognitive dissonance.
All of these techniques are rife
throughout broadcast and talk-radio
news, where they can be utilized most
effectively. Now that the media is almost
entirely owned by six corporations, the
talking points can be easily predetermined and disseminated consistently.
Consumers paying attention are
well aware of the homogenous content
across channels, regardless of politicalparty affiliation. For example, Rush
Limbaugh and Thom Hartmann and
Rachel Maddow and Megyn Kelly are
all discussing the same topics each day.
The only difference between these hosts’
delivery is the parties to whom each
assigns blame.
The strongest emotional responses
occur when the stimuli are negative.
But to keep consumers from retreating to common sense or cognitive
resolution to overcome the barrage of
negativity required to elicit these more
resistant responses, the stimuli must be
overly simple, acceptable, and believable. Repeated affirmations solidifying
that all societal problems are the other
party’s fault, regardless of the exhaustive
evidence to the contrary, are how media
operatives achieve consumers’ unquestioning buy-in to its messaging.
Cognitive dissonance plays a key
role in how the media uses behavior

modification to influence collective
thought. Cognitive dissonance is defined
as the mental stress caused when a
person holds two conflicting beliefs
at the same time, acts contrary to a
belief or value, or is introduced to new
ideas that conflict with existing ones
he or she holds (Wikipedia.org/wiki/
Cognitive_dissonance).
People strive for consistency between
their “expectations” and “reality.”
Because of the dissonance created by
such conflict, people will react to reduce
the dissonance in different ways via
behavioral change, accommodation,
adjustment, rejection, or denial.

We seek the comfort
of reinforcement
of our ideas and
beliefs through
affirmation by
others who see the
world as we do.
Media operatives
know this and use
it to their purposes.
It is a well-known behavior that people
often take the path of least resistance. So
to avoid dissonance, we tend to congregate with like-minded people. We seek
the comfort of reinforcement of our
ideas and beliefs through affirmation by
others who see the world as we do. Media
operatives know this and use it to their
purposes.
The political coverage this cycle
provides an excellent opportunity to
pause and examine how media is using
behavior-modification techniques to
influence November’s election. Regardless of whom you support politically,

there can be no denying the overt imbalance in coverage of the two major-party
candidates, including the lack of coverage of all third-party candidates.
The political content is pathological in its absurd lack of substance and
issue-based analysis. Consumers are
bombarded with a media strategy of
emotion-driven sound bites designed
to sabotage character by using repeated
assaults on our collective limbic systems.
Meanwhile, there is deliberately
obtuse coverage – or no coverage at
all – of highly relevant events about the
candidates that media should have an
unconditioned salivation response to
report but doesn’t. Why is that? Media’s
abdication as the people’s watchdog, the
Fourth Estate, should be the overriding concern on all consumers’ minds,
regardless of party affiliation.
The real fallout is the lost credibility of American mainstream media.
Regardless of whom you support, there
is no coming back from the knowledge
that the media abandoned its primary
responsibility of unbiased coverage to
properly inform, instead demonstrating an unapologetic, glaring journalistic
dishonesty on both sides that has no
redemption.
In the spirit of following the money,
it deserves noting that Hilary Clinton’s
campaign has spent $100 million so far,
the lion’s share going to mainstream
media. Donald Trump’s campaign has
spent $15 million. Whose political boots
do you think the media is going to shine
for that kind of financial infusion? The
political establishment (both Democrats
and Republicans) controls the media
with this ever-increasing and massive
level of campaign spending, thus effecting its financial sustainability.
The cognitive dissonance relative to
our media is bubbling up, and we must
each choose how to resolve it. If we continue to pick the lesser of two evils, it is
still picking evil, and there is no squaring
that – morally or otherwise.
If we can’t shake loose from media
manipulation to even consider candidates from other parties, then we voters
are so much more the problem then any
establishment candidacies from the two
sanctioned parties.

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Short-Fiction

ConteSt!
Our 2016 short-fiction contest – presented in partnership
with the Bettendorf Public Library – features 10 prompts from
first and last lines of novels and stories by Iowa author Ethan
Canin (pictured).
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time
on Monday, October 10. We’ll publish winners in the
November 10 issue of the River Cities’ Reader.

The rules
A) Entries, including titles, must be 300 words or fewer – not
counting the passage required in Rule H. We recommend
being careful or leaving some breathing room.
B) Entries must be typed.
C) Entries must include the author’s name, city and state of
residence, and daytime phone number.
D) Entries must be previously unpublished.
E) Entries must be received by 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time on
Monday, October 10, 2016. We will accept submissions only
by e-mail (jeff@rcreader.com with “Fiction Contest” as the
subject line). Please do not request confirmation of receipt.
F) Entries may be pasted into the body of the e-mail, or they may
be attached in a common text-document format (.doc, .docx,
.rtf, .odt).
G) People may submit as many as five entries, but no more than
one for any given prompt.
H) All stories must include one of the 10 prompts below. Outside
of using a given passage within the story, no fidelity or
relationship to the source is required.

In addition, Canin will select his favorite stories from among the finalists,
and the authors of those stories will be invited to read them at Canin’s
presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at the
Bettendorf Public Library. The event is presented by the Bettendorf
Public Library Foundation.
Canin, a former physician, is the author of the collections Emperor of
the Air (1985) and The Palace Thief (1994) and the novels Blue River (1992),
For Kings & Planets (1999), Carry Me Across the Water (2001), America
America (2009), and A Doubter’s Almanac (2016). He is the
F. Wendell Miller Professor of English at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Presented by

Prompts
My hand finds her
fingers and grips them,
bone and tendon,
fragile things. – “We Are
Nighttime Travelers”

The plane roared and
tilted, in his chest the
lightness of escape, then
lift. – Carry Me Across
the Water

I am an accountant,
that calling of
exactitude and scruple,
and my crime was
small. – “Accountant”

We were silent, standing
in his darkening
apartment, and I tried to
imagine what the world
was like for him.
– “American Beauty”

The summer I turned
eighteen I disappointed
both my parents for the
first time. – “Star Food”

The day after
Thanksgiving my
mother was arrested
outside the doors of J.C.
Penney’s, Los Angeles,
and when I went to get
her I considered leaving
her at the security
desk. – “Pitch Memory”

I tell this story not for
my own honor, for there
is little of that here,
and not as a warning,
for a man of my calling
learns quickly that all
warnings are in vain.
– “The Palace Thief”

A few hours later, in
a high midmorning of
light, she gave birth to
their son, a slippery,
angelic creature who
came out into the world
crying. – For Kings &
Planets

When you’ve been
involved in something
like this, no matter how
long ago it happened,
no matter how long
it’s been absent from
the news, you’re fated,
nonetheless, to search it
out. – America, America

What my father said
was, “You pays your
dime, you takes you
choice,” which, if you
don’t understand it,
boils down to him
saying one thing to me:
Get out. – “Lies”

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By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

Governor Can Play Both Sides of
Criminal-Justice Reform

overnor Bruce Rauner said last week
that he has never spoken with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or any
legislators about a much-anticipated proposal to toughen penalties for gun crimes.
“I’ve not discussed that issue with the
mayor myself,” he said, adding, “Frankly,
I’m talking with legislators all the time.
They have not brought that issue up
with me.”
Rauner was referring to legislation
currently being drafted by state Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and state
Representative Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) to increase penalties for people who
are busted with guns but aren’t legally
authorized to possess them because of, for
instance, prior felony convictions.
Emanuel and his various police chiefs
have demanded such a law for years
because so many violent criminals are
getting out of prison quickly and committing more crimes. But a push to pass a
bill stalled out a couple of years ago after
members of the Legislative Black Caucus
demanded that the General Assembly first
roll back some other legal punishments.
Every year, legislators jack up penalties
for crimes, often because their local news
outlets make a big deal about a local criminal act. And every year more people who
could be living productive lives are instead
trapped even longer in the criminal-justice
system. The pendulum had simply swung
too far in one direction, and AfricanAmerican legislators wanted to swing
it back the other way. Plus, the original
enhanced-penalty bill would have cost the
state millions of dollars it didn’t have.
Rauner came into office promising to
reduce the state’s prison population by 25
percent, so his goal dovetailed nicely with
Black Caucus demands for reduced punishments on nonviolent offenses.
But with gun violence spiking in
Chicago, why isn’t Rauner working with
legislators and the mayor to find a solution?
Raoul and Zalewski both confirmed that
they hadn’t spoken with Rauner about their
proposal.
“Technically he is right,” Raoul said
about the governor’s statement. But, he
added, “I insisted that the Chicago Police
Department keep [the governor’s] publicsafety director apprised, and they/we have.
We have not drafted the legislation yet,
so there have not been multiple meetings, but his director of public safety did
receive a briefing on the concept a couple
of months ago.”

Other legislators said privately that there
was no need to bring Rauner directly into
the talks yet because no legislative language
has emerged. They’re still working out the
finer points with stakeholders, including
the National Rifle Association – which is
supportive in general but reportedly has
some minor issues, such as making sure
medical-marijuana patients are exempted
from any enhanced gun penalties.
Zalewski said that while he hadn’t yet
spoken directly to Rauner, he believes passing such a law “makes sense” in the context
of the governor’s advocacy for criminaljustice reforms.
Rauner, Zalewski said, will need to give
legislators political cover for passing the
bills necessary to meet his goal of lowering
the prison population by a quarter. There
is a real fear by some legislators of being
tagged as “soft on crime,” so upping penalties on bad guys could balance out votes for
reducing penalties for others.
And still others said the governor’s
claims that he talks with legislators “all
the time” don’t quite provide the complete
picture. “He ‘calls’ occasionally,” said one
legislator. “But then he just talks. There’s
no back and forth. He just talks. And then
he says, ‘Look forward to talking again’
and hangs up. That’s not talking. That’s
monologuing.”
Anyway, last week Rauner held a
Chicago press conference with some of
the most liberal Democratic members of
the House and Senate to sign a large pile of
criminal-justice-reform bills into law.
The signing ceremony was unusual
because Rauner has typically approved
those types of bills on a late Friday afternoon
without even so much as a press release.
In the past, it seemed as if Rauner didn’t
want to needlessly alienate his conservative
Republican base by too publicly attaching
himself to that sort of legislation. But with a
general election coming up, Rauner appears
to be attaching himself to issues that independents and Democrats prefer.
Perhaps soon the governor can help craft
a final agreement to address the other side
of this criminal-justice coin. Yes, it will cost
more money, and it won’t help him keep his
promise to reduce the prison population.
But the hard reality is some people just
need to be locked behind bars for longer
than they are now.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol
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By Victoria Navarro

Jack and His Bean Talk

This Side Up, at the Village Theatre through September 4

W

henever I see a box marked with
an arrow and the phrase “This
Side Up,” the words strike me as
almost poetic in their simple and straightforward instruction. If only life came with
such clear signage! It would sure make
living easy. But if that box was heavy and
turned topsy-turvy with seemingly no
way to right it … . What then?
This is the allegory pursued in New
Ground Theatre’s latest production aptly
titled This Side Up, whose world premiere
I attended on August 26. University of
Iowa graduate Kit Grassi, who wrote the
work, told our opening-night audience
that he drew inspiration from his own
experiences and those of some friends
but then “blew them up 200 percent,”
and that having previously written short
stories, this was his first produced play.
Under Chris Jansen’s adroit direction, This Side Up explores the mind of
the soon-to-be-13-year-old Jack, and
Grassi’s script and the actors adeptly
visualize the forces inside the head of
this creative, imaginative, and troubled
boy. Austin Winters, who is a college
student, is totally believable as our preteen hero, at times humorous and silly,
and at other times scared, confused, and
angry. Jack’s outlet is writing adventure
stories, and although the bullied kid has
no friends, he fills that void with not one
but six imaginary ones, all of whom the
audience can see and hear. Five of them
are playfully portrayed by Craig Cohoon,
Mary Dammad, Donna Diggs, Beau
Gusaas, and Josh Wielenga, who suggest
a Greek chorus in Jack’s head – sometimes comforting, sometimes baffling,
but mostly amusing.
Jack’s sixth and best friend, Brutus,

is played brilliantly by Jordan Smith
as a smart-alecky, adventurous, adulthating, gleam-in-his-eye pal. In contrast to Winter, whose character is shy
and introverted, Smith demonstrates
intense energy as the alpha-male
Brutus, a quality showcased at its finest
when he emotionally debates Jack in
Shakespearean prose.
Our angst-ridden tween’s mother
seeks psychological help for her son, and
Mischa Hooker, as Jack’s therapist, delivers his lines in a calm, steady, non-confrontational tone, perfectly befitting the
character. Meanwhile, Alexa Florence, as
Jack’s mother, is a natural. (The performer does have two sons of her own.)
Working several jobs, Mom struggles
to make ends meet, and although she
cares for Jack, she is unsure how to help
him. But thinking that a new neighbor’s daughter, Sydney, may befriend
her son, Mom decides to invite the girl
over. Jack’s imaginary friends immediately dislike her. Sydney, however, is no
shrinking violet.
One of the more powerful scenes in
the play occurs when Sydney comes
for a second visit, and Jack proposes
that they play house. Jo Vasquez, an
Augustana College graduate, is wonderful as Sydney, and in this sequence, she
and Winters skillfully stay in childlike
character while the kids simultaneously
mimic their unstable parents. Taking a
page from Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid
of Virginia Woolf?, the house-playing
builds in tension as the youths’ anger
escalates and the “pretending” reveals
some ugly truths.
With This Side Up’s sparse playing area
composed of a small dinette set, a few

Beau Gusaas, Craig Cohoon, Josh Wielenga,
Mary Dammad, Jordan Smith, Jo Vasquez,
Austin Winters, and Alexa Florence
chairs, a bed, and a small desk, designers
Jansen, Cohoon, and Smith put the focus
on the actors and the usually spirited
action (although the bed is cleverly
employed for one of the play’s funnier
moments). As the actors wear their
own street clothes, there’s no costume
designer listed in the program, but props
designer Anne Petrie deserves credit for
her creative use of cardboard.
I must clarify that This Side Up is not a
simple play. It blends humor and pathos
to tell a tale about trauma – about how
life sometimes makes us feel like we’re
in a box that has been turned on its side,
and it’s up to us to right it. Yet it’s also a
play with relatable figures, well-written
and well-acted. On opening night, Grassi
stated that his characters “say things I’m
afraid to say myself.” How lucky for us
that he had the courage to write them
down and share them.
This Side Up runs at the Village Theatre (2113 East 11th Street, Davenport)
through September 4, and more information and tickets are available by calling
(563)326-7529 or visiting New Ground
Theatre’s Facebook page.

[This Side Up] blends humor and pathos to tell a tale about trauma – about
how life sometimes makes us feel like we’re in a box that has been turned on its
side, and it’s up to us to right it.

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By Jeff Ashcraft

Ancestor Act

Inheritors, at the QC Theatre Workshop through September 4

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“The word ‘theatre’ comes from the Greeks. It
means ‘the seeing place.’ It is the place people
come to see the truth about life and the social
situation.” – Stella Adler

T

he QC Theatre Workshop’s latest production, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (and
Davenport native) Susan Glaspell’s Inheritors, is rightly the place to look for one’s truth in
life, and to understand views on a diverse archive
of social situations.
Glaspell’s play centers on several generations of the Morton family. At the beginning,
we are introduced to Silas Morton, a principled
1880s farmer with a vision to deed a portion of
his family farmstead toward the establishment
of a place of higher learning – “a college in the
cornfields.” Moving forward 40 years, we meet
Silas’ granddaughter Madeline, a student at the
now well-regarded Morton College. Madeline is
a strong-willed young woman who finds herself
on a collision course with both her family and
family friend Felix Fejevary, the college trustee
who is working with state politicians to secure
additional funding just as Hindu students are
arrested for protesting the United Kingdom’s
oppressive control over India.
Director Aaron Randolph III has adapted
Glaspell’s 1921 script and created a nearly cinematic juxtaposition between the 1880s and 1920s
storylines, shifting our focus forward then back
multiple times between decades to reveal the narrative in new, divergent-yet-parallel threads. The
cool part of Randolph’s adaptation is its Utopian
vision that clearly crosses through the generations,
and Inheritors’ individual segments, by tying Silas
to Madeline, and then blending them into one
unified whole at the show’s conclusion.
Madeline is played by QCTW veteran Jessica
Denney, who may be petite in stature but whose
portrayal of Madeline is fiercely intelligent and
righteously confident in her fight for social justice.
Denney dominates the stage, and boldly goes willto-will with each of the notable actors who enter
her sphere. Another QCTW veteran (and a Reader
employee), Mike Schulz also turns in vigorous
performances in the dual roles of Silas and Morton
College’s Professor Holden. Schulz is masterful at
showcasing an idealistic and determined farmer in
contrast to a professor whose beliefs ultimately run
into a brick wall masked as pragmatism.
This show is a who’s-who of area-theatre
participants, with the likes of Abby Van Gerpen,
Jeremy Mahr, Jordan McGinnis, and Michael
Carron fleshing out the cast. Brant Peitersen
brings his customary strength to the stage as Mr.
Fejevery, a close friend of Silas, and later plays a
middle-aged version of Fejevery’s son. However,
it is in playing the senior character that the
performer absolutely displays his acting chops

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Jessica Denney and Michael Carron
by providing this Hungarian immigrant with
varying shades of delicate calm and wisdom that
offer a fresh view of Peitersen’s theatrical skills.
Also of note is Susan Perrin-Sallak, who (like
most of the cast) plays dual roles, but it was in the
role of Madeline’s Aunt Isabel that she dropped
an emotional grenade when learning that she
may never see her niece again. Perrin-Sallak shed
actual tears in what, for me, was the story’s deepest spiritual valley.
Adding to the production’s film-like quality is
Alexander Richardson’s lighting design. At the
final dress rehearsal on August 18, I particularly enjoyed the 19th Century scenes, in which
Richardson’s lighting created an environment
that might recall a memory of a yellowed photo
in an old family album. I also admired the very
soft blue lights that appeared on each side of the
set between scenes, which allowed us to watch the
actors change into their costumes, and into their
next characters, for the upcoming segments right
before our eyes.
In today’s world of political histrionics, I must
admit that I am not a fan of plays that insist on
pushing a political agenda no matter how worthy
the topic. And yet Glaspell’s script is very well
written; each word, sentence, and monologue
combines into a great symphony with wonderful
melodic phrasing followed by strong crescendos of
intense interactions. If Stella Adler is correct and
theatre is “the seeing place” – an honest reflection
of society’s mirror – then Inheritors is as pertinent
in 2016 as it must have been when first performed.
Glaspell’s play may make you uncomfortable, or
stronger in your convictions, or proud to be from
the same city as its author. But no matter how
you’ll feel, this is one show you should check out –
a 90-minute theatrical experience that is familiar
yet distinct, and one that may very well allow you
to witness on-stage your own truth, or your own
unique social situation.
Inheritors runs at the QC Theatre Workshop
(1730 Wilkes Avenue, Davenport) through
September 4, and more information and tickets
are available by calling (563)650-2396 or visiting
QCTheatreWorkhop.org.

Marvel’s beautifully cast superhero
epic is lightened by clever quips,
visual gags, and random
pop-culture references, and delivers
moments of explosive, child-like
joy, especially whenever Tom
Holland’s new teen Spider-Man
shows up. (Same day as DVD.)

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A delicate yet forceful exploration
of worth, and self-worth,
punctuated by instances of
shocking violence, this Civil War
drama is gorgeously photographed
and acted, with lead Matthew
McConaughey offering particularly
thoughtful, nuanced work. (Same
day as DVD.)

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The Lonely Island comedy team’s
show-biz spoof boasts numerous
surprises in the dialogue and the
songs are fiendishly smart in their
silliness; it might be the funniest
non-musical musical since Team
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By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

The Blind Leading the Blond
DON’T BREATHE

A few weeks ago, in the creepy and clever
horror film Lights Out, our protagonists were
at the mercy of a nightmarish figure they
couldn’t see. In writer/director Fede Alvarez’s
new horror film Don’t Breathe, our protagonists are at the mercy of a nightmarish figure
who can’t see them. You’d presume these
particular protagonists would have an easier
time of things. But Alvarez, to his credit,
doesn’t appear interested in making things
easy for anybody – not for the “heroes,”
not for the “villain,” and not for audiences
accustomed to those tags presented without
quotation marks. You may find your stomach
in knots during much of this brutally effective shocker. You may also find that part of
your discomfort stems from sensing that the
traumatized characters here are getting just
what they deserve.
Not every scare flick, after all, opens with
its leads vandalizing and robbing an upscale
suburban home, with one of them also choosing to, um, ecstatically relieve himself on the
living-room rug. Yet that’s how we’re introduced to Don’t Breathe’s Rocky (Jane Levy),
Alex (Dylan Minnette), and Money (Daniel
Zovatto), Detroit youths hoping to build a
big-enough nest egg for a move to California.
While the psychotic Money seems in it just
for the cash and kicks, and the puppy-dog-ish
Alex will clearly do anything Rocky wants,
Rocky herself at least has an empathetic
motive: getting her and her little sister several
time zones away from their abusive parents.
So when the three learn of a fortune presumably stashed in the dilapidated dwelling of
a blind war veteran (Stephen Lang), one
who lives many blocks from any neighbors,
they decide to embark on the cinematically

familiar One Last Job before retiring to the
West Coast. Bad plan, guys.
For one thing, the home of this unnamed
veteran (end-credited as simply “The Blind
Man”) is less a house than a lower-middleclass fortress replete with locks and chains on
the doors and bars and boards on the windows; all it needs is a moat. For another, the
vet owns a growling, fang-baring Rottweiler
who suggests the unholy spawn of Cerberus
and Cujo. And for yet another, the man proves
incredibly functional, and incredibly dangerous, in the dark ... and Rocky, Alex, and Money
aren’t even all that swift in the light. (Seriously,
people: Sometimes it’s actually imperative that
you turn your phones off.) I really don’t want
to spoil Don’t Breathe’s particulars, partly
because the film’s trailer already does a pretty
awesome job of spoiling them. But while the
movie is rather beautifully filmed, with one
early tracking shot providing a marvelous and
necessary geographical layout of the house,
Alvarez and co-screenwriter Rudo Sayagues
are to be especially commended for so effectively muddying our rooting interests. Even
when the kids are imperiled inside the house,
they’re still, stupidly, trying to get away with
the money. And even when The Blind Man is
on a rampage, he’s still (a) a guy whose house
was broken into (b) who lost his eyesight in
the Gulf War and (c) lost his only daughter to
vehicular manslaughter. Who exactly are the
heroes and villains here?
It eventually becomes all too apparent, and
if 90 percent of the proceedings are enjoyably
intense, the other 10 – the percentage that
concerns The Blind Man’s hideous secret
in the basement – are merely unpleasant.
That’s hardly a deal-breaking ratio, however,
and beyond the excellent performances of

Levy and Lang,
there’s plenty here
for genre fans to
love: the long,
deathly quiet of the
veteran sightlessly
surveying his
surroundings; the
unconscious youth
lying on a slowly
cracking skylight;
Jane Levy in Don’t Breathe
the unexpected
return of that
charming pooch whom we’d mistakenly
and this blend of laziness and ineptitude is
thought was napping. Most satisfying of all
pretty emblematic of director Dennis Gansel’s
is the achingly extended, black-and-white
unwarranted sequel. The plotting couldn’t
sequence after The Blind Man kills the elecmatter less: It’s just Jason Statham, in his first
trical power, with two of our panic-stricken
film appearance since his brilliant self-parody
thieves fumbling in the cellar like Clarice
in last summer’s Spy, easily outrunning
Starling at the climax of The Silence of the
machine-gun ammo and dispatching random
Lambs. It may be titled Don’t Breathe, but on
stuntpeople, and yes, it ends with the expected
more than a dozen occasions in this first-rate
mano a mano slugfest and a ticking red clock.
fright film, it’s more like Can’t Breathe.
But Jones is there, briefly, as are a quite-good
Michelle Yeoh and an initially charming JesMECHANIC: RESURRECTION sica Alba, and one execution in a skyscraper’s
In Mechanic: Resurrection, Tommy Lee
outdoor swimming pool delivers some solid
Jones is like a human firecracker dressed for
Mission: Impossible-esque enjoyment. I didn’t
a pajama party. Portraying a sheltered and
hate Mechanic: Resurrection. But at this point
decidedly eccentric arms dealer, he enters
in the graying star’s career, Statham doesn’t
the proceedings late (really late) in the movie
need more ultra-violent, adequate-at-best
with red-tinted glasses, a flowing silk robe,
action thrillers clogging his résumé. He needs
linen attire, slippers, two earrings in his right
more Melissa McCarthy.
ear, and a soul patch, and his outré look and
singularly loopy readings suggest an actor
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Strings, Ben-Hur, and other current releases,
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More Than 300 Family-Friendly Events in the KWQC Family Fun Guide Starting on Page 44
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS
September
Quad Cities Festival of Praise, New Anthem presents
the annual outdoor celebration with Christian folk-rock
band Rend Collective; $20-25, ages 12 & under free; 5pm
gates; for information, call 563-359-7617, LeClaire Park,
400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, NewAnthem.org,
7pm Sun Sep 4

Air Supply, concert with the chart-topping Australian

pop musicians; $30-40; for tickets, call 563-328-6000,
Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport
IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Fri Sep 9

Make America Rock Again, inaugural touring event

with hard-rock bands Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant
Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones, and Tantric; $29.50-37.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Sep 10

Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art

and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s
activities, 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, 10pm Sat Sep 10 and Sun Sep 11

Dixie Chicks, concert with chart-topping, Grammy-

winning country musicians, performing with guest Elle
King; $45-115; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com,
7:30pm Thu Sep 15

Celtic Festival and Highland Games, annual

celebration of Celtic culture, with feats of strength,
dancing competitions, live music, medieval-battle
recreations, vendors, food, children’s activities, and
more; Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm, Centennial Park, 315 S.
Marquette St, Davenport IA, CelticHighlandGames.org,
Fri Sep 16 and Sat Sep 17

The Commodores, concert with the Grammy-winning,
chart-topping soul and funk musicians; $30-40; for
tickets, call 563-328-6000, Rhythm City Casino Resort,
7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com,
8pm Sat Sep 17

Brew Ha Ha, annual beer-tasting event hosted by

the Davenport Jaycees, with live music by Corporate
Rock and Stone Flowers Band, food vendors, and
more, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
JayceesQC.org, 1pm Sat Sep 17

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 29th-annual

showcase of works by more than 100 artists from
throughout North America, featuring a children’s art
tent, wine tasting, gourmet food, and live regional music
booked by the River Music Experience; Sat. 10am-5pm,
Sun. 10am-4pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210,
Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport
IA, MidCoast.org, Sat Sep 17 and Sun Sep 18

Jerry Seinfeld, an evening with the legendary standup
comedian and TV star; $50-150; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Sep 22

Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival, seasonal celebration
of LGBT culture with live music, vendors, and more;
Fri. 4pm-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight; $7-10, $15 /
weekend, ages 12 & under free, LeClaire Park, 400

Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, QuadCitiesFallPride.com,
Fri Sep 23 and Sat Sep 24

WWE Live, touring wrestling event with superstars

including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The New Day,
Natalya, Becky Lunch, and more; $18.50-108.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Sep 23

Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile event

composed of five races, four bridges, three cities,
two states, and one island, presented by Triumph
Community Bank; featuring the Quad Cities Marathon,
Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and 5K; $75-95
registration, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
QCMarathon.org, 7:30am Sun Sep 25

October
Megadeth, concert with the platinum-selling hard

rockers in their Dystopia World Tour; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iWirelessCenter.com, 6pm Fri Oct 7

Paul Anka, concert with the chart-topping singer/

songwriter and pop star; $50-75; for tickets, call 563328-8000, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave,
Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Oct 15

The Moody Blues, legendary rockers perform in their
“Fly Me High Tour 2016”; $59.50-99.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Oct 22

Daniel O’Donnell, inspirational ballads, pop hits, and

Irish standards with the internationally touring artist; $5585; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 5pm Sun Oct 23

David Feherty, the former professional golfer on

the European and PGA Tours and current writer and
broadcaster with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel
presents behind-the-scenes tales in his touring show
“Feherty – Live Off Tour”; $53.50-169; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Oct 27

Keith Urban, country-music superstar in concert,
performing with guests Brett Eldredge and Maren
Morris; $37.50-59.50; for tickets, call 800-7453000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Oct 27

November
Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic,
all-new stage adventure featuring more than two dozen
of your favorite Disney characters; at 4 & 7pm: $17-67; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, Fri Nov 4

John Prine, concert with the Grammy-winning singer/

songwriter, appearing with special guest Patti Griffin; $59.50125; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Nov 11

Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, annual fundraising

event featuring more than 100 designer trees on display,
14 special events, the largest helium-balloon parade in
the Midwest, children’s activities, visits from Santa, and
more; $4-10; for information, call 309-793-1213, Davenport
RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.
com/festivaloftrees, Thu Nov 17 thru Tue Nov 22

Holiday Pops: Communities in Concert!, conducted
by Benjamin Klemme; the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s annual holiday concert featuring Ballet Quad
Cities in an “Audience-Choice Nutcracker,” the Sanctuary
Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport and
Quad Cities Choral Arts under the direction of Jon Hurty,
a “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along, the RiverBend Bronze
in “Bells of Christmas,” the Quad City Youth Choir, and
numerous holiday favorites; at 2 & 8pm; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
Third St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Nov 19

VISUAL ARTS

Openings & Gallery Events
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
Opening Reception for Kiam Marcelo Junio:
Selections from Sacred Skin, held in conjunction

with the exhibit of installation work by the Chicagobased multimedia artist; free; for information, call
309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
RozzTox.com, 8pm Thu Sep 1

Opening Reception: The Magi, Monsters and
Imaginings of C.T. Knudsen IV, held in conjunction

Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 1:30pm
Sun Sep 4

Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with

meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Mon Sep 5

Artist Q & A for Heidi Hernandez: Coney Island
/ Nicole Shaver: Pending Vestige, free; for

information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 4pm Wed Sep 7

Reception for Heidi Hernandez: Coney Island
/ Nicole Shaver: Pending Vestige, free; for

information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 5pm Wed Sep 7

Opening Reception: Chris Rayburn - Kevin
Schafer, held in conjunction with the photography

exhibits by Davenport’s Rayburn and Schafer; for
information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-7931213 X108 or dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com., Quad City
Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.
com, 7pm Fri Sep 9

with the exhibit of mixed media 2D & 3D work; located
on the first floor of Building 4; for information, call 309796-5051, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Building
4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 4pm Thu Sep 1

Opening Reception: Dan Johnson - Corey Peak,

Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,

Craft Café, use your own creative flair to personalize

Adult Coloring, coloring pages, gel pens, colored

Beaux Arts Fair, annual outdoor celebration of fine art

Camouflage as a Metaphor for Passing Works:
Kiam Marcelo Junio, in the Foyer Gallery on the main

Pinterest Craft, adults are invited to try out new

discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu
Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29
pencils and crayons will be provided; feel free to bring
your own materials if you like; free; for information, call
309-523-3440, River Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St,
Port Byron IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Sep 2

floor of Centennial Hall; held in conjunction with the
exhibit by the Chicago-based visual and performance
artist whose work focuses on the intersections of
identities as Asian American, Filipino immigrant, veteran,
gender-fluid, and decidedly queer; free; for information,
call 309-794-7400, Augustana College Teaching Museum
of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/
art-museum, 5pm Fri Sep 2

Opening Reception for A Woman’s Place is in
the Gallery: Guerrilla Girls, 1985-2015, held in the

Foyer Gallery on the main floor of Centennial Hall; this
retrospective exhibit of works by the feminist artists who
wear gorilla masks will include posters, banners, videos,
correspondence, and ephemera from the group’s
beginnings in 1985 to the present; free; for information,
call 309-794-7400, Augustana College Teaching Museum
of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/
art-museum, 5pm Fri Sep 2

Creekside Vineyards Celestial by Design Body
Painting Sessions, creative themed body art available
for groups & individuals; advance registration preferred;
walk-ins based on availability; for information, call 309787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th

free; for information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery
West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm
Fri Sep 9
unique crafts for you and your home; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3pm Sat Sep 10
and crafts, featuring vendors, live music, food, children’s
activities, 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, 10pm Sat Sep 10 and Sun Sep 11
and interesting crafts featured on Pinterest; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Sep 12

Artist Q & A for Matthew Hoffman: From Here,

held in conjunction with the exhibit of new work by
Chicago based installation artist and designer Hoffman;
free; for information, contact Christopher Reno at
563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/galvin, 4pm Wed Sep 14

Reception for Q & A for Matthew Hoffman: From
Here, held in conjunction with the exhibit of new

work by Chicago based installation artist and designer
Hoffman; free; for information, contact Christopher Reno
at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/galvin, 5pm Wed Sep 14

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Sep 15

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VISUAL ARTS / Openings & Gallery Events /
Scott & Rock Island Counties / September

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, 29th-annual

showcase of works by more than 100 artists from
throughout North America, featuring a children’s art
tent, wine tasting, gourmet food, and live regional music
booked by the River Music Experience; Sat. 10am-5pm,
Sun. 10am-4pm; free; for information, call 563-424-1210,
Lindsay Park, River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport
IA, MidCoast.org, Sat Sep 17 and Sun Sep 18

pARTicipate Zentangle Program, for information,
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Sep 17

Lisa Frank Palooza, revisit the past at our special

after-hours event; practice your artistic skills with Lisa
Frank coloring pages, puzzles, a tie-dye scrunchie craft,
treats, and more; the company’s vibrant, rainbowhued unicorns, stars, pandas, ponies, puppies, cats
and more appeared on school supplies, stickers and
clothing marketed to girls in the 80s and 90s; bring your
daughters for a blast from the past; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 6pm Fri Sep 23

Art & Wine @ Creekside Vineyards, $40 includes

instruction, materials, and two beverages; advanced
registration required; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Sep 25

Adult Coloring Night, relax as you color a wide variety

Jerry Seinfeld – September 22

Events
Adler Theatre

September through November

W

hat ... is the deal ... with fall?! Is it a season? Is it a command? “You’ve been on your feet all summer, people –
time to fall!” And why does it get two names – fall and autumn?
Is it for when the season is feeling extra-fancy? “‘Fall’ just
doesn’t go with these golden leaves of mine. Call me ‘Autumn!’”
Granted, my outstanding Seinfeld impression is a lot more
impressive in person than in writing.
But you’ll be able to hone your own this fall – or, if you prefer,
this autumn – after the legendary, Emmy-winning comedian
comes to Davenport in September 22’s evening with Jerry Seinfeld, the first of numerous exciting events kicking off the Adler
Theatre’s 2016-17 season.
As always, the venue will be home to a series of musical
treats, three of them courtesy of the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra. On November 22, the Adler hosts afternoon and
evening performances of the annual Holiday Pops in collaborative entertainments subtitled Communities in Concert, with
the QCSO playing seasonal favorites alongside the talents of
Ballet Quad Cities, RiverBend Bronze, the First Presbyterian
Church of Davenport Sanctuary Choir, the QCSO Youth Choir,
Quad City Choral Arts, and the Westbrook Singers.
And with the rivers of the world being celebrated in the
QCSO’s 2016-17 Masterworks series, the first two of those concerts make their Adler debuts this fall. October 1 brings with it
Heroic Mississippi, which boasts a repertoire featuring Strauss’
Don Juan Op. 20, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), and Iowa
native Michael Daugherty’s tuba concerto Reflections on the Mississipi. November 5’s River Romance, meanwhile, features noted
pianist Garrick Ohlsson in an eclectic program showcasing
works ranging from Tobias Picker’s Old & Lost Rivers to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
(These Masterworks events will also be performed at Augustana
College’s Centennial Hall on October 2 and November 6.)

of designs created just for adults; with refreshments and
light music; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Sep 26

Bucktown Final Friday, with Boho Chic artists

There’s more music, plus a whole lot of electrifying Celtic
dance, to be found in Davenport on October 7, which marks
the arrival of the artists of Rockin’ Road to Dublin. Appearing in their first national tour, these gifted performers deliver
a fusion of rock, Irish tunes, and jaw-dropping choreography,
and inspired Irish Dance Magazine to rave about the show’s
“one-two punch of style and mastery” and its “fabulous mix of
charisma and personality.”
A two-time Grammy Award winner takes the Adler stage
on November 11 with the Quad Cities return of John Prine,
the legendary singer/songwriter whose iconic country/folk
compositions have been recorded by such stars as Johnny Cash,
Bonnie Raitt, John Denver, and Carly Simon. And October 22
will be a veritable night of white satin for classic-rock fans, as
that’s the night The Moody Blues lands in Davenport with a
concert suggesting why the band boasts worldwide album sales
of more than 70 million, and why they’ve been such an enduring touring hit for the better part of a half-century.
If you’re looking for Blues a little less Moody, it’ll likely
be nonstop laughs for fans when Blue Collar comedians Jeff
Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy hit the Adler for two
October 8 shows, each performing all-new standup before joining one another for a shared, Southern-comedy encore. Sports
fans, meanwhile, won’t want to miss October 27’s special event
with David Feherty, the former professional golfer and current
broadcaster with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel who’ll
be telling incredible behind-the-scenes tales of his career and
participation in the European and PGA tours.
Yet with all of these great happenings this fall, the Adler
hasn’t forgotten about the kids, either, as evidenced by the
booking of October 20’s Peppa Pig Live! A new stage show
starring beloved characters from the eOne television series, the
production is described on the Adler’s Web site as “an interactive experience full of singing, dancing, games, and muddy
puddles.” So it’s like a party at my place. But with games.
For more on the Adler’s fall(/autumn) season, visit
AdlerTheatre.com. – Mike Schulz

celebrating 10 years at Bucktown with a ribbon cutting,
Jonathan Turner signing his new book “A Brief History of
Bucktown: Davenport’s Infamous District Transformed,”
a reception for Lisa Mahar’s MidCoast Gallery exhibition,
and a Wine Walk., Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E.
2nd St, Davenport IA, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Sep 30

Final Friday: Art and Design at Home, learn more

about how art can be used as an important accent in
your home; free; for information, call 563-424-1210,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St, Davenport
IA, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Sep 30

October
Creekside Vineyards Celestial by Design Body
Painting Sessions, creative themed body art available
for groups & individuals; advance registration preferred;
walk-ins based on availability; for information, call 309787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th
Ave, Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 1:30pm
Sun Oct 2

Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with

meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Mon Oct 3

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
Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Craft Café, use your own creative flair to personalize

unique crafts for you and your home; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3pm Sat Oct 8

pARTicipate Printing Program, time TBA; for

information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Sat Oct 8

Pinterest Craft, adults are invited to try out new

and interesting crafts featured on Pinterest; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Oct 10

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ARTery pARTy and Closing Reception, free; for

information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery
West, 1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm
Fri Oct 14

Travel to Los Angeles with the Figge, thru Oct. 22;

join other museum members and Executive Director Tim
Schiffer for a week exploring the cultural treasures of Los
Angeles; from the hotel in bustling Old Town Pasadena,
visit the Getty Center, the Getty Villa, the Huntington
Library with its spectacular gardens, the new Broad
Art Museum, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels and
Disney Hall downtown, the Reagan Presidential Library
and many other sites; for information and to register,
call 563-332-3356 or e-mail jmpoggenmiller@mn-ia.aaa.
com, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Oct 15

Artist Q & A for Drift Plain Collective, free; for

information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 4pm Wed Oct 19

Reception for Drift Plain Collective, free; for

information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine
Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, 5pm Wed Oct 19

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Oct 20

Final Friday: Artober Fest, featuring an Octoberfest
with chili cook-off, beer tasting, and unique lighting of
art; free; for information, call 563-424-1210, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St, Davenport IA,
MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri Oct 28

Adult Coloring Night, relax as you color a wide variety
of designs created just for adults; with refreshments and
light music; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Oct 31

November
Artist Q & A for Tom Reed: between is not so
far, free; for information, contact Christopher Reno at

563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/galvin, 4pm Wed Nov 2

Reception for Tom Reed: between is not so far,

free; for information, contact Christopher Reno at
563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/galvin, 5pm Wed Nov 2

Closing Reception for John Bivens: Sequential
Drawing, held in conjunction with the exhibit of

graphic novels by the BHC alum and Fall Visiting Artist;
located on the first floor of Building 4; for information,
call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery,
Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 4pm Thu
Nov 3

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
Nov 3 thru Thu Nov 17

Reception: Lori Roderick - Zaiga Thorson, held

in conjunction with the exhibits of photographs; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center,
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, 7pm
Fri Nov 4

Zen Coloring, relaxing music combined with

meditative coloring; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Mon Nov 7

Opening Reception: Margery Franklin, free; for

information, call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West,
1629 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, MidCoast.org, 6pm Fri
Nov 11

Craft Café, use your own creative flair to personalize

unique crafts for you and your home; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3pm Sat Nov 12

Pinterest Craft, adults are invited to try out new

and interesting crafts featured on Pinterest; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Nov 14

Art Above 66° 33": Artist Talk and Gallery
Preview with Morten Hilmer, held in conjunction

with the exhibition that considers the issues, history,
and environment of the polar areas, spanning media,
process, and subject, from the figural to the abstract,
tactile to sound, analog to digital; Danish photographer
Hilmer works in Greenland, and a documentary, “Silence
of the North,” follows his talk; the preview will begin in
the museum and the lecture will move to Hanson Hall,
room 304, at 7pm; free; for information, call 309-7947400, Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703
7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum,
6pm Wed Nov 16

Opening Reception for Joseph Lappie: Towards
A Never End, held in conjunction with the exhibit

of printmaking and/or book art by the St. Ambrose
University professor; located on the first floor of Building
4; for information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk College
ArtSpace Gallery, Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL,
BHC.edu, 4pm Thu Nov 17

Third Thursday Event, a special monthly self-guided

tour of downtown Davenport’s growing shopping scene;
restaurants, and breweries, Downtown Davenport IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 5pm Thu Nov 17

Opening Reception: Art Above 66° 33", in the

Foyer Gallery on the main floor of Centennial Hall; held
in conjunction with the exhibition that considers the
issues, history, and environment of the polar areas,
spanning media, process, and subject, from the figural
to the abstract, tactile to sound, analog to digital; free;
for information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, 5pm Fri Nov 18

Outlying Areas
September
Gallery Dialogue: Whose Streets?, senior curator

Alison Ferris discusses the exhibition of works from
the permanent gallery exploring how painting and
photography captured the novelty of Modernism and
addressed the politics of class, race, and gender; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 1

Gallery Talk for Color & Light: Painters Ryan and
Tollefson Approach Landscape, held in conjunction

with the exhibit of works by Iowa painters Dena
Tollefson and Michael Ryan; the artists will discuss their
works; free; for information, call 563-564-5290, Gallery C,
900 Jackson St, Suite 113, Dubuque IA, GalleryCM.com,
6:30pm Fri Sep 2

Good Makers Market, Eastern Iowa’s newest indie

craft market, featuring on-trend handmade crafts, rusty
junk and chippy goodness, vintage to industrial items,
live music, food, and more; Friday 3-8pm, Saturday
9am-4pm; for information, call 563-299-0994 or 563506-1399, The Barn at Bunker Hill, 2266 310th St, Wilton
IA, Facebook.com/Goodmakersmarket, Fri Sep 2 thru
Sat Sep 3

Des Moines Art Center Drop-in Tour, on Saturdays;

stop in for a conversational docent-led exploration of the
center’s collection and prize-winning architecture; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 2pm Sat Sep 3 thru Sat Sep 24

Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on

Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the studio is free
for everyone during regular Studio hours thanks to a
grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable
Trust; for information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, noon
Sat Sep 3 thru Sun Sep 25

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VISUAL ARTS / Opening & Gallery Events
/ Outlying Areas / September

Gallery Talk: Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy
Head, Amy Worthen discusses the exhibit of 36 prints,

Yoga + Gallery Dialogue, 8:45am yoga with

Ben Spillman and a 10am gallery dialogue with a
staff member or docent; reservations required; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 8:45am Sat Oct 8

photographs, drawings, and sculptured works exploring
how artists have depicted firearms, shooters, and the
victims of gun violence; for information, call 515-2774405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des
Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 8

Pappajohn Sculpture Park Drop-in Tour, meet

Yoga + Gallery Dialogue, 8:45am yoga with

Faith Ringgold: More Than 60 Years, Ringgold

Tamenka Jenean Norris, painting and drawing

Street Life: Vivian Maier and the Long, Turbulent
Relationship of the Camera and the Street, with

Ben Spillman and a 10am gallery dialogue with a
staff member or docent; reservations required; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 8:45am Sat Sep 10
lecture with the Grant Wood Fellow; for information, call
319-335-1727, 116 Art Building West, 141 N. Riverside Dr,
Iowa City IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed Sep 14

Members’ Preview: Vivian Maier through a
Critical Lens, exhibit of more than 70 photographs

of people Maier encountered on the streets of New
York City and Chicago; with live music, a cash bar, hors
d’oeuvres, and more; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 5pm Fri Sep 16

2016 Des Moines Art Center Gala, held in the

American Enterprise Group Building; with cuisine by
Tangerine, live music by Faculty Lounge, and more; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, Sat Sep 17

Pappajohn Sculpture Park Drop-in Tour, meet

at Jaume Plensa’s “Nomade” on Locust Street; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 11:30am Mon Sep 19

Baby & Me Drop-in Tour, an informal tour led by an

Art Center docent; strollers and front-carrying baby
carriers permitted; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 11am Wed Sep 21

Colin Lyons, printmaking lecture with the Grant

Wood Fellow; for information, call 319-335-1727, 116 Art
Building West, 141 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, UIMA.
UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Wed Sep 21

Film & Commentary: Finding Vivian Maier,

documentary screening and discussion with Maier
researcher Ann Marks, held in conjunction with the
art center’s exhibit of more than 70 photographs of
people Maier encountered on the streets of New York
City and Chicago; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 22

Christopher-Rasheem McMillan, photography and

performance-art lecture with the Grant Wood Fellow; for
information, call 319-335-1727, 116 Art Building West, 141
N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
Tue Sep 27

October & November
Des Moines Art Center Drop-in Tour, on Saturdays;

stop in for a conversational docent-led exploration of the
center’s collection and prize-winning architecture; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 2pm Sat Oct 1 thru Sat Nov 19

Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on

Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the studio is free
for everyone during regular Studio hours thanks to a
grant from the Esther and Robert Armstrong Charitable
Trust; for information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, noon
Sat Oct 1 thru Sun Nov 20

Gallery Dialogue: Vivian Maier through a Critical
Lens, senior curator Alison Ferris discusses the exhibit of
more than 70 photographs of people Maier encountered
on the streets of New York City and Chicago; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 6

at Jaume Plensa’s “Nomade” on Locust Street; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 11:30am Mon Oct 17
discusses her long and active life in the arts and politics
in the Bette Spriestersbach Distinguished Lecture; for
information, call 319-335-1727, University of Iowa Art
Building, Iowa City IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, 7pm Tue Oct 18

art-history professor John Tagg, held in conjunction
with the center’s exhibit of more than 70 photographs
of people Maier encountered on the streets of New York
City and Chicago; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 20

Art Discussion: Vivian Maier through a Critical
Lens, senior curator Alison Ferris discusses the exhibit of
more than 70 photographs of people Maier encountered
on the streets of New York City and Chicago; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 1:30pm Sun Oct 23

Meet the Artist: Benj Upchurch, in the Ceramics

Studio; Upchurch will present his work in clay through a
lecture and demonstration; for information, call 319-3351727, University of Iowa Art Building, Iowa City IA, UIMA.
UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Nov 10

Art Discussion: Vivian Maier through a Critical
Lens, curator Laura Burkhalter discusses the exhibit of

more than 70 photographs of people Maier encountered
on the streets of New York City and Chicago; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, 1:30pm Sun Nov 13

Exhibits & Shows
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Picturing the Prairie, the exhibition features regional
artists Terry Evans, Jin Lee, Mary Merkel Hess, George
Olson, Randy Richmond, and Radim Schrieber working
in a variety of mediums, and explores the biodiversity
and unique beauty of the endangered tallgrass prairie;
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, thru Sun Sep 4

SAU Art Department Faculty and Instructor Show,
the recent work of faculty and instructors in the SAU
Art Department will be showcased; 9am-5pm; free; for
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, thru
Thu Sep 8

David Plowden: An American Master, including

more than 70 images, the exhibition follows Plowden’s
exploration of the medium’s 20th Century evolution
from a modern vision of the sublime to a postmodern
preoccupation with the banalities of an increasingly
urbanized landscape; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am9pm, 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, thru
Sun Sep 11

The Magi, Monsters and Imaginings of C.T.
Knudsen IV, exhibit of mixed media 2-D & 3-D work;

located on the first floor of Building 4; for information,
call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery,
Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, thru Thu
Sep 15

Branching Out: Thematic Collaborations, exhibit

of works by Steve Sinner and Joe Meirhaeghe; Wed.-Sat.
11am-6pm; for information, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin

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Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, thru Sat Sep 24

The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from the
Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection, drawn

from the largest collection of materials relating to the
“Wizard of Oz” story and characters, the exhibition will
feature 110 objects, from the finest known copy of the
first edition/first state of Baum’s 1900 book, to original
sketches, costumes and props from the beloved 1939
movie starring Judy Garland, to Oz spinoffs such as
puppets, toys and posters from other productions such
as “Wicked” and “The Wiz”; 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, thru Sun Sep 25

Tom Hempel, painting exhibit; Mon -Fri, 6am-7:30pm.;
Sat, 8am-5:30pm, Sun. 9am-5pm; for information, call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, 1200
River Dr, Moline IL, MidCoast.org, thru Fri Sep 30

A Woman’s Place is in the Gallery: Guerrilla
Girls, 1985-2015, this retrospective exhibit of works

by the feminist artists who wear gorilla masks will
include posters, banners, videos, correspondence, and
ephemera from the group’s beginnings in 1985 to the
present; Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm when classes are in session;
free; for information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana
College Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock
Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, thru Fri
Oct 28

Camouflage as a Metaphor for Passing: Works by
Kiam Marcelo Junio, exhibit by the Chicago-based

visual and performance artist whose work focuses on
the intersections of identities as Asian American, Filipino
immigrant, veteran, gender-fluid, and decidedly queer;
Fri. & Sat. noon-4pm when classes are in session; free;
for information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, thru Fri Oct 28

Kiam Marcelo Junio: Selections from Sacred
Skin, exhibit of installation work by the Chicago-

based multimedia artist; Tue.-Sun. 11am-1pm; free; for
information, call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave, Rock Island IL, RozzTox.com, thru Fri Oct 28

Clay: Traditions in Shards, the objects in this exhibit

demonstrate a wide variety of forms and techniques by
artists who work in ceramic media; a University of Iowa
Museum of Art 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, thru Sun Oct 30

Legacies for Iowa, the first display of art from the

UIMA at the Figge Art Museum, Legacies for Iowa
features some of the most important paintings in the
UIMA 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, thru Tue
Nov 22

Living Proof Exhibit, exhibit featuring artworks by

area cancer survivors, with new works on display every
three months; for information, call 309-779-5000, Trinity
Cancer Center, 500 John Deere Rd., Moline IL, UnityPoint.
org, thru Tue Nov 22

Opening in September
Chris Rayburn - Kevin Schafer, photography exhibits
by Davenport’s Rayburn and Schafer; Tue.-Fri. 10am5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; for information, for information,
contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108 or
dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com., Quad City Arts Center,
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, Fri Sep
2 thru Fri Oct 21

Cedar River Artisans, multi-media group show; for

information, call 310-793-1213, Quad City International
Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave, Moline IL, QuadCityArts.
com, Sat Sep 3 thru Mon Oct 31

Heidi Hernandez: Coney Island / Nicole Shaver:
Pending Vestige, free; for information, contact

Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu,
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin,
Wed Sep 7 thru Fri Sep 23

American Scene on Paper, the exhibition features

recent acquisitions and important works on paper from
the Figge collection portraying rural and urban America
during the first half of the 20th century, with works by
Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Martin Lewis, Edward
Hopper, and others; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am9pm, 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
Sep 10 thru Tue Nov 22

Material Translations, the exhibition presents

sculpture in combination with two-dimensional
examples of how artists develop their ideas using a
variety of materials and mediums; presented by the
University of Iowa Museum of Art; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 319-335-1727, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu,
Sat Sep 10 thru Tue Nov 22

Matthew Hoffman: From Here, new work by Chicago
based installation artist and designer Hoffman; free; for
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin,
Wed Sep 14 thru Tue Oct 25

We the People, Bruce Walters presents multiple,

mapped projections of the faces of Americans young
and old, rural and urban, ethically and racially diverse;
the installation will be displayed 21 feet in height on all
four sides of the Sol LeWitt sculpture on the museum’s
plaza; the projections will be shown from sundown
until midnight; free; for information, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Sep 15 thru Sat Sep 17

Giving the Devil His Due: The Art of Gary Kelley,

a visual exploration in drawings and monotypes of the
tortured souls of two legendary musicians: the 19th
century violinist and guitarist Nicolò Paganini and his
20th Century counterpart, blues-guitar legend Robert
Johnson; 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 Sep
17 thru Tue Nov 22

Krista Varsbergs, exhibit of expressive paintings;

located on the first floor of Building 4; for information,
call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery,
Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, Mon Sep
19 thru Thu Oct 13

Drift Plain Collective, free; for information, contact

Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@sau.edu,
Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin,
Fri Sep 30 thru Sun Nov 6

Opening in October
Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View,

Rose Frantzen’s portrait of her hometown of Maquoketa,
Iowa, shown in a multi-layered installation, featuring
180 portraits and 34 vertical panels; 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 Oct 1 thru Tue Nov 22

Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print
Collection, this exhibition includes 21 Rembrandt

etchings, as well as a drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher
Pieter Lastman; 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 Oct 8
thru Tue Nov 22

John Bivens: Sequential Drawing, exhibit of graphic
novels by the BHC alum and Fall Visiting Artist; located
on the first floor of Building 4; for information, call 309796-5051, Black Hawk College ArtSpace Gallery, Building
4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, Mon Oct 17 thru
Thu Nov 10

Lori Roderick - Zaiga Thorson, photography exhibit;
Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; for information,
contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo 309-793-1213 X108 or
dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com, Quad City Arts Center,
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, Wed
Oct 26 thru Tue Nov 22

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VISUAL ARTS

Exhibits & Shows
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Opening in November

Trent Foltz - Jeff Little, exhibit of photography by

Foltz and oil paintings by Little; for information, call
310-793-1213, Quad City International Airport Gallery,
2200 69th Ave, Moline IL, QuadCityArts.com, Tue Nov 1
thru Tue Nov 22

Tom Reed: between is not so far, free; for

information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-3336444 or Catich@sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose
University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin,
Wed Nov 2 thru Tue Nov 22

Matt Pulford: Wandern-Bird, free; for information,

contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@
sau.edu, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St.
Ambrose University, 2101 Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/galvin, Fri Nov 11 thru Tue Nov 22

Joseph Lappie: Towards A Never End, exhibit

of printmaking and/or book art by the St. Ambrose
University professor; located on the first floor of Building
4; for information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk College
ArtSpace Gallery, Building 4, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL,
BHC.edu, Mon Nov 14 thru Tue Nov 22

Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, annual fundraising

event featuring more than 100 designer trees on display,
14 special events, the largest helium-balloon parade
in the Midwest, children’s activities, visits from Santa,
and more; $4-10; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA,
QuadCityArts.com/festivaloftrees, Thu Nov 17 thru Tue
Nov 22

The Dixie Chicks – September 15

Events

iWireless Center

September through November

T

his fall, a particular venue in downtown Moline will be
the home to Mallards, Chicks, a Duck ... . I ask you: Are
we talking about the iWireless Center, or the world’s grandest,
12,000-seat aviary?
Obviously the former. But if it’s autumn, it must also be time
for the iWireless’ annual hosting of the Quad City Mallards,
our area’s own minor-league professional ice-hockey team that
will face off against a half-dozen visiting competitors: the Fort
Wayne Komets (October 14), the Missouri Mavericks (October
26), the Tulsa Oilers (October 29), the Cincinnati Cyclones
(November 6), the Toledo Walleye (November 11), and the
Wheeling Nailers (November 19 and 20).
The aforementioned, capitalized Chicks headed to the iWireless
are Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Robison, best known
collectively as the chart-topping Dixie Chicks. The all-time biggestselling all-female band and country band, these sizzling performers
will demonstrate, on September 15, just why their musical output has
resulted in a staggering 13 Grammy Awards – five of them for 2007’s
Album of the Year Taking the Long Way – and why they can claim
album sales of more than 27.5 million in the U.S. alone.
As for the Duck, his friends tend to call him “Donald,” and
he’ll be joined by at least two-dozen friends when the iWireless
presents two November 4 performances of the touring sensation Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. An
all-new multimedia stage production boasting favorite Disney
characters, the show promises live renditions of some of the
most beguiling magical feats in the company’s animated canon,
with the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella’s rags into
a beautiful ball gown, the Toy Story gang popping out of Andy’s
toy box, and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider soaring overhead
amidst a sea of floating paper lanterns. As that latter segment

will no doubt be accompanied by Tangled’s Oscar-nominated
song “I See the Light,” I unfortunately can’t bring my niece and
nephew to this one. I swore I’d never let them see me cry.
But enough sensitivity – bring on the wrestlers and sledgehammers! On September 23, the iWireless hosts the year’s final touring
event with the stars of WWE Live, and among a lineup featuring such
crowd favorites as Cesaro, Sasha Banks, and Enzo & Cash, the night
boasts three extra-special bouts: the Universal Championship match
between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins; the United States Championship match between Roman Reigns and Rusev; and the WWE Tag
Team Championship match between The New Day and Gallows &
Anderson. October 22, meanwhile, brings with it a special night with
comedian and legendary watermelon-smasher Gallagher, appearing
with fellow comic Artie Fletcher and local band The Fry Daddies.
Within a week of one another, two exceptional recording artists will make eagerly awaited stops on the iWireless stage. On
October 23, the Moline venue will be filled with the inspirational
ballads, pop hits, and Celtic standards of Irish legend Daniel
O’Donnell, who led 18 of his albums to the top 20 of Billboard’s
World Music Albums chart. And on October 27, the iWireless
presents a night with the Grammy-winning superstar Keith
Urban, whose own Billboard accomplishments have found a
whopping 19 of his singles topping the country-music charts.
If it’s thrash metal you’re looking for, look no further than
the iWireless on October 7, as the multi-platinum-selling hard
rockers of Megadeth bring their tour to the Quad Cities in
a head-banging evening featuring additional sets by Armon
Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metal Church. And ending
the iWireless Center’s fall schedule at its actual beginning,
September 10 boasts even more rockers in a hard-driving,
guitar-and-percussion-heavy evening boasting the collective
of Drowning Pool, Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm,
Crazytown, 12 Stones, and Tantric, with an opening set by the
Quad Cities’ very own The Zealots. The concert’s official title?
Make America Rock Again. Why the hell isn’t that on a hat?!
For more on the iWireless Center’s fall-entertainment roster,
visit iWirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz

Art Above 66° 33", the exhibition considers the

issues, history, and environment of the polar areas,
spanning media, process, and subject, from the figural
to the abstract, tactile to sound, analog to digital; Fri.
& Sat. noon-4pm when classes are in session; free; for
information, call 309-794-7400, Augustana College
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts/art-museum, Fri Nov 18 thru Tue
Nov 22

Outlying Areas
Currently on Display
Color & Light: Painters Ryan and Tollefson
Approach Landscape, exhibit of works by Iowa

painters Dena Tollefson and Michael Ryan; Wed.-Sat.
1-4pm or by appointment; for information, call 563-5645290, Gallery C, 900 Jackson St, Suite 113, Dubuque IA,
GalleryCM.com, thru Sun Sep 11

Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime. Selections from
the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections, exhibition

showcases twenty selections from the collections of Iris
& B. Gerald Cantor, including portrayals of nineteenthcentury luminaries such as authors Victor Hugo and
Honoré de Balzac, and composer Gustav Mahler; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm,, Thu. noon-8pm,, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Sun Sep 11

Art of India, an exhibit in the “Silver Linings: The UIMA
in Iowa’s Classrooms” series; for information, call 319335-1727, Hands Jewelers, 109 E. Washington St, Iowa
City IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, thru Fri Sep 16

Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Thy Head, 36 prints,

photographs, drawings, and sculptured works exploring
how artists have depicted firearms, shooters, and the
victims of gun violence; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Sep 25

Graphic Novels and Comic Art, an exhibit in the

“Silver Linings: The UIMA in Iowa’s Classrooms” series;
for information, call 319-335-1727, US Bank - Iowa City,
204 E Washington St, Iowa City IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, thru
Fri Sep 30

Diego Lasansky: A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man, painting and printmaking exhibit by the
21-year-old grandson of famed printmaker Mauricio

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Lasansky; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm,, Thu. noon-8pm,, Sat.
10am-4pm; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
CRMA.org, thru Sun Oct 2

Pursuit of Happiness, a mixed-media group show

featuring works by Rachel Buse, Tom Jackson, Joe Lacina,
Rob Stephens, Tiny Circus, and Bart Vargas; Mon.-Sat.
10am-6pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 319364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun Oct 2

Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood & Jordan
Weber, indoor and outdoor exhibition of installation
art; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Sun Oct 9

Nocturnes, in the Gallery of Art; exhibit of night skies

from the mid-19th Century to the present, featuring
works by Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, Odilion
Redon, Ando Hiroshige, Berenice Abbott, and Edvard
Munch; presented by the University of Iowa Museum
of Art; for information, call 319-335-1727, University of
Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA, UIMA.UIowa.edu, thru
Sat Oct 15

Single Channel 6: Collected 3 – Anna Gaskell/The
Mirror, video installation exhibition; Tue.-Fri. 11am4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information,
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Thu
Nov 3

American Indian and First People’s Art: Mixed
Media, Tue., Wed., & Fri. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,

Sat. & Sun. noon-5pm; for information, call 319-335-1727,
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St, Iowa City IA,
UIMA.UIowa.edu, thru Tue Nov 22

4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, Sat Sep 17 thru Tue Nov 22

American Indian and First People’s Art: Ceramics,
Tue., Wed., & Fri. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sat. &
Sun. noon-5pm; for information, call 319-335-1727, Iowa
Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St, Iowa City IA, UIMA.
UIowa.edu, Sat Oct 8 thru Tue Nov 22

Clay Revisited: Traditions in Shards, the objects

in this exhibit demonstrate a wide variety of forms and
techniques by artists who work in ceramic media; Tue.,
Wed., & Fri. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sat. & Sun.
noon-5pm; for information, call 319-335-1727, Iowa
Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison St, Iowa City IA, UIMA.
UIowa.edu, Sat Oct 8 thru Tue Nov 22

Classes
September
Think Like a Painter: Acrylic, Thursdays thru Sept.

22; begin exploring a variety of subjects including
figure, portrait, landscape, and abstract work; with
instructor Brad Bisbey; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Thu Sep 1

Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;

with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey; $15;
for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.
com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery &
Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu
Sep 29

Beadology Open Lab, on Thursdays; receive the

vessels, ceramic lamps, marble sculptures, and more;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Tue Nov 22

benefit of Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and
share techniques, get assistance, and help create the
area’s beading community; on the third Thursday of the
month, join Wendy Ford for free soft-glass tutorials from
5:30-7:30pm; free; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Sep 1 thru
Thu Sep 29

Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the museum’s

Artists with Special Needs, Fridays thru Sept. 23;

Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass

extensive collection of works, this single-gallery
installation serves as a brief overview of the artistic
achievements of this important American painter; Tue.Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Tue Nov 22

Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic

drawing and painting class for young-adult artists with
special needs; with instructors Pat Bereskin and Brad
Bisbey; $140; for information and to register, call 563508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd
St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.
com, 3pm Fri Sep 2

Oil Painting 1 & 2, Saturdays thru Sept. 24; learn to

takes on the venerated Iowa City artist and his works;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Tue Nov 22

see, draw, and understand values and edges, and study
color by understanding the importance of color charts;
with instructor Dave Anderson; $125; for information and
to register, call (563)508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Sat Sep 3

Rose Frantzen, an exhibit of new portrait, landscape,

Plein Aire Open Medium Workshop with Hike, in

The Restless Spirit: American Art from the
Collection, a revolving four-gallery presentation that

Beginning Crocheting, Tuesdays thru Sept. 27; a

and still-life paintings; summer hours Mon.-Sat.
10am-5pm Mon.-Sat,, Sun-12:30-4pm; winter hours
Mon.-Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 12:30-4pm; closed holidays;
for information, call 563-321-1074 or 563-652-3405, Old
City Hall Gallery, 121 S. Olive St, Maquoketa IA, thru Tue
Nov 22

takes in-depth looks at recurring themes in American art;
Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm;
for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA, CRMA.org, thru
Tue Nov 22

Whose Streets?, exhibition of works from the

permanent gallery exploring how painting and
photography captured the novelty of Modernism
and addressed the politics of class, race, and gender;
Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.
org, thru Tue Nov 22

Opening This Fall
Vivian Maier through a Critical Lens, exhibit of

more than 70 photographs of people Maier encountered
on the streets of New York City and Chicago; Tue.-Fri.
11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center,

celebration of the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition “Tall
Grass Prairie: Picturing Biodiversity,” we are hosting
a guided hike and open-air art-making session; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7804, Nahant
Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.
org, 9am Sat Sep 3
community-education class, location TBA; $44; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 5:30pm Tue Sep 6

Stained Glass: Beginning, Copper Foil, Tuesdays

thru Oct. 4; a community-education class, location TBA;
$65; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Tue Sep 6

Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for Beginners,

Tuesdays thru Sept. 20; a community-education class,
location TBA; $38; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, noon Tue Sep 6

Creations with Clay, Wednesdays thru Oct. 12; a

community-education class, location TBA; $99; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Sep 7

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VISUAL ARTS /
Classes / September

Drawing and Painting for Adults, Wednesdays thru
November; focus on interpreting what you see in value,
color, and light, while exploring a variety of mediums
and techniques; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $250; for
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Wed
Sep 7

Painting with Watercolor, Wednesdays thru Sept.

28; with instructor Bill Gustafson; Bill will teach a variety
of painting methods, such as dry brush, wet-on-wet,
scratching into paintings to add texture and highlights,
etc., starting you on the path to creating beautiful
paintings; $80-90; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Wed Sep 7

Tangle Letter, learn the essentials to the doodling form
of the new drawing craze “tangling”; with instructor Pat
Bereskin; $25; for information and to register, call 563508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd
St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.
com, 1pm Sat Sep 10

Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeldler;

$50; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630,
Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites
102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am
Sat Sep 10

Beginning Knitting, Wednesdays thru Oct. 5; a

community-education class, location TBA; $48; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Sep 14

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Imani Winds @ Augustana College - October 16

Basic Floral Design, Wednesdays thru Oct. 12; $100

plus a $100 materials fee payable to the instructor the
first night of class; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Addus Evergreen Club, 4011 Avenue of
the Cities, Suite 102, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Wed
Sep 14

Creating Watercolor Minis, Thursdays thru Oct. 6;
a community-education class, location TBA; $38; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 9am Thu Sep 15

Refresher Crocheting, Sept. 15 & 22; a community-

education class, location TBA; $28; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
5:30pm Thu Sep 15

Garden Art with Linda Killian, Killian will show

us how to craft teapots into unique decorations; for
information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Sep 17

Pastel Canyon-Scapes, with instructor Allen

Holloway; Allen will share pastel techniques including
layering, color mixing, blending, highlights, value and
more that students can use to create fabulous drawings
of the breathtaking canyons, mountains and big sky
in our western states; $40-50; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W
2nd St, Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat
Sep 17

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Sep 20

Fused Glass Jewelry Making, Wednesdays thru Oct.
5; a community-education class, location TBA; $38; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Sep 21

The Basics of Drawing for Beginners, Wednesdays

thru Oct. 12; a community-education class, location TBA;
$38; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 9am Wed Sep 21

Pattern Reading for Crocheting, a community-

education class, location TBA; $18; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
5:30pm Thu Sep 29

October
Oil Painting 1 & 2, Saturdays thru Oct. 22; learn to see,

draw, and understand values and edges, and study color
by understanding the importance of color charts; with
instructor Dave Anderson; $125; for information and to
register, call (563)508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9:30am Sat Oct 1

Crocheting a Gift, Oct. 4 & 11; a community-education
class, location TBA; $28; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
5:30pm Tue Oct 4

Techniques and Tips in Watercolor for
Intermediate, Tuesdays thru Oct. 25; a community-

education class, location TBA; $38; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
noon Tue Oct 4

New Dimensions: Polymer Clay Jewelry
Creations, Oct. 6 & 13; a community-education class,

location TBA; $28; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Thu Oct 6

The Art of Seeing, Thursdays thru Oct. 27; this

course combines both drawing and painting; with
instructor Brad Bisbey; $125; for information and to
register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 11am Thu Oct 6

Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;

with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey; $15; for
information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com or call
563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E.
2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.
com, 6:15pm Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Beadology Open Lab, on Thursdays; receive the

benefit of Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and
share techniques, get assistance, and help create the
area’s beading community; on the third Thursday of the
month, join Wendy Ford for free soft-glass tutorials from
5:30-7:30pm; free; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Oct 6 thru
Thu Oct 27

Artists with Special Needs, Fridays thru Nov. 4 (no

class Oct. 28); drawing and painting class for youngadult artists with special needs; with instructors Pat
Bereskin and Brad Bisbey; $140; for information and to
register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 3pm Fri Oct 7

Tangle Shoes, learn the essentials to the doodling form
of the new drawing craze “tangling”; with instructor Pat
Bereskin; $25; for information and to register, call 563508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd
St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.
com, 1pm Sat Oct 8

Advanced Glass Fusing, Tuesdays thru Nov. 29; a

community-education class, location TBA; $83; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Tue Oct 11

Intermediate Knitting, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;
a community-education class, location TBA; $55; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Oct 12

Stained Glass: Intermediate, Lead, Wednesdays

thru Nov. 9; a community-education class, location TBA;
$65; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Oct 12

Crocheting: Scarf Project, Oct. 13 & 20; a community-

education class, location TBA; $28; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
5:30pm Thu Oct 13

Approaches to Watercolor Application 102,

Saturdays thru Oct. 29; this class will focus on favorite
ways to apply the paint to different paper qualities;
with instructor Bob Zeldler; $125; for information and
to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Sat Oct 15

Drawing the Face: Creating Self-Portraits/
Portraits, Mondays thru Nov. 7; a community-

education class, location TBA; $38; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
9am Mon Oct 17

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Oct 18

Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeldler;

$50; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630,
Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites
102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 6pm
Tue Oct 18

Advanced Floral Design I, Wednesdays thru Nov. 2;

$75 plus a $75 materials fee payable to the instructor the
first night of class; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Addus Evergreen Club, 4011 Avenue of
the Cities, Suite 102, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Wed
Oct 19

November
Sculpting the Face, Thursdays thru Dec. 1; students

will work with clay and learn to make representations of
both male and female faces; with instructor David Zahn;
$125; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630,
Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites
102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com,
6:30pm Thu Nov 3

Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;

with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey; $15;
for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.
com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery &
Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 6:15pm Thu Nov 3 thru Thu
Nov 17

Beadology Open Lab, on Thursdays; receive the

benefit of Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and
share techniques, get assistance, and help create the
area’s beading community; on the third Thursday of the
month, join Wendy Ford for free soft-glass tutorials from
5:30-7:30pm; free; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Nov 3 thru
Thu Nov 17

Tangle Star Lamp, learn the essentials to the

doodling form of the new drawing craze “tangling”;
with instructor Pat Bereskin; $25; for information and
to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 1pm Sat Nov 5

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Watercolor Basics 101, with instructor Bob Zeldler;

$50; for information and to register, call 563-508-4630,
Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites
102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am
Sat Nov 5

Paint Your Home or Barn in Watercolor, Tuesdays

thru Nov. 29; a community-education class, location TBA;
$38; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, noon Tue Nov 8

Advanced Floral Design II, Wednesdays thru Nov.

30; $75 plus a $75 materials fee payable to the instructor
the first night of class; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Addus Evergreen Club, 4011 Avenue
of the Cities, Suite 102, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5:45pm Wed
Nov 9

Drawing Animals, Wednesdays thru Nov. 30; a

community-education class, location TBA; $38; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 9am Wed Nov 9

Card Making with Donna Banta, Banta will show us

how to craft cards with a personal touch that your family
and friends are sure to love; $1.50/card; for information,
call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis
IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Nov 12

Approaches to Watercolor Application 102, thru

Nov. 16; this class will focus on favorite ways to apply the
paint to different paper qualities; with instructor Bob
Zeldler; $125; for information and to register, call 563508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd
St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.
com, 6pm Mon Nov 14

Make & Take Class and Workshop, $30 includes all

materials and instruction; for information, call 309-7940991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Nov 15

Stained Glass: Advanced, Copper Foil & Lead
Techniques, Tuesdays thru Dec. 13; a community-

education class, location TBA; $65; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
6pm Tue Nov 15

Calls For Entry
Seeking Nominations: Annual Lloyd Schoeneman
Community Impact Awards, using no more than

$6-12; all profits will go to the grassroots organization
Center for Worker’s Justice in Eastern Iowa; for
information, call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave,
Rock Island IL, RozzTox.com, Sat Sep 3

The Travoltas, annual outdoor Labor-Day-weekend

concerts with the disco and pop musicians; for
information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave,
Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm Sat Sep 3 and Sun Sep 4

JW Jones, the Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents
an outdoor concert with the Canadian blues guitarist,
singer, songwriter, and band leader; $8-10, My Place the
Pub, 4405 State St, Bettendorf IA, MVBS.org, 6pm Sun
Sep 4
Harakiri, Mace, Shutup, Telekinetic Yeti, Contender,and
Closet Witch; all ages, $6-12; all profits will go to the
grassroots organization Center for Worker’s Justice
in Eastern Iowa; for information, call 309-200-0978,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, RozzTox.com,
Sun Sep 4

Trippin’ Billies, concert with the Dave Matthews Band

tribute musicians, with an opening set by Jason Carl; for
information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave,
Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm Fri Sep 2

Labor Day Benefit Fest, featuring sets by Endorsed,

Staghorn, Dowsing, Diners, Winterbourne, Bongwraith,
Kagedama, Petrichor, and Hesitant Offering; all ages,

For information about the luncheon,
tickets or sponsorship, contact
Brittany Carter at 563-323-4321 or
brittany.carter@heart.org

Quad Cities Festival of Praise, New Anthem presents
the annual outdoor celebration with Christian folk-rock
band Rend Collective; $20-25, ages 12 & under free; 5pm
gates; for information, call 563-359-7617, LeClaire Park,
400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA, NewAnthem.org,
7pm Sun Sep 4

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Faculty Recital: Cantare Duo, Augustana music

faculty members Susan Stone, violin, and Mary Neil,
piano, will perform; free; for information, call 309-7943000, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Tue Sep 6

Air Supply, concert with the chart-topping Australian

pop musicians; $30-40; for tickets, call 563-328-6000,
Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport
IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Fri Sep 9

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An Evening with Portland Cello Project, concert

with the touring collective of cello musicians; $15
adv / $18 DOS (+$1.75 in adv / $2 DOS); for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room,
129
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Fri Sep 9

Concert; free; for information, contact Terri BuesingFlynn at 563-333-6001 or Buesing-FlynnTerriK@sau.edu,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N.
Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Sep 9

Scott & Rock Island Counties
September

Silent Auction | Vendor Fair | Go Red Diva Spa Area
Networking | Luncheon | Inspiring Stories

$10 minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft
beer also available; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Sep 4

Quad City Arts Annual Call for Exhibition
Proposals, Quad City Arts invites artists residing within

Concerts

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
10:30am - 1:00pm
The River Center

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Sarah Allner & Friends,

Black Hawk Pipes & Drums, for information, call 309-

MUSIC

13th Annual Quad Cities

Go Red for Women®
Luncheon

Labor Day Benefit Fest, featuring sets by Endorsed,

500 words, describe the nominee’s impact on the arts
community and include contact information for the
nominee and yourself; categories include Established
Artist, Emerging Artist, Arts Educator, Arts Supporter
(Individual), and Arts Supporter (Business); e-mail
your nomination to cdarland@quadcityarts.com; for
information, call 309-793-1213, Quad City Arts Center,
1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru
Sat Sep 10

a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit a proposal
for a gallery exhibition in one of our two gallery spaces
during 2017-18; all media will be considered; there is
no cost to enter; artists who have exhibited at one of
Quad City Arts’ galleries within the past two years will
be considered for exhibition in the alternate space; for
information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-7931213 X108 or dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com, Quad City
Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock Island IL, QuadCityArts.
com/annual-call-for-entries-quad-city-arts/, thru Sun
Sep 11

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524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Sep 9

Have Your Cake, concert with the Cake tribute

musicians; for information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO,
1815 Second Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Fri
Sep 9

Music in Shakespeare’s Time, a Casual Classics

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; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Sep 9

Danielle Nicole Band, concert with the 2014 Blues

Music Award-winning musician and her ensemble,
featuring an opening set by the Travis Ried Band; $10
adv / $12 dos (+$1.50 in adv / $2 dos); for information
and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Sat Sep 10

Make America Rock Again, inaugural touring event

with hard-rock bands Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant
Farm, Crazytown, 12 Stones, and Tantric; $29.50-37.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat Sep 10

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MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island
Counties / September

Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival: Bach’s
Bassoon, an exploration of 18th-century chamber

music for flute, bassoon, and theorbo from the courts
of Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Frederick the Great, with
Anna Marsh on baroque bassoon, Oleg Timofeyev on
theorbo, and Jeffrey Cohan on baroque flute; $15-20; for
information, call 563-323-9989, Trinity Cathedral, 121 W
12th St, Davenport IA, BHCMF.org, 2pm Sun Sep 11

Andy Frasco & the U.N., concert with the rock, funk,
and soul musician and his ensemble; $8 (+$1.50 adv
/ $2 dos); for information and tickets, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Wed Sep 14

Dale Watson, roots and pop-country singer/songwriter
in concert, with an opening set by Christopher Gold; $1520, Daytrotter, 324 Brady St, Davenport IA, Daytrotter.
com, 7pm Wed Sep 14

Dixie Chicks, concert with chart-topping, Grammy-

winning country musicians, performing with guest Elle
King; $45-115; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com,
7:30pm Thu Sep 15

Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival: Beethoven’s
Guitar, a program of works from Beethoven’s lifetime
by flutist Gaspard Kummer, the preeminent guitarist
of the period Mauro Giuliani, and others, with Oleg
Timofeyev on guitar and Jeffrey Cohan on Renaissance
and baroque flute; $15-20; for information, call 563-3239989, Trinity Cathedral, 121 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
BHCMF.org, 7pm Fri Sep 16

Sena Ehrhardt, concert with the blues singer/

songwriter; $12 adv / $15 dos (+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8pm Fri Sep 16

Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag,

concert with the Grateful Dead tribute musicians; for
information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave,
Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com, 9pm Sat Sep 17

Kenny & Dolly Together Again, tribute concert to

the country-music legends; $20-25; for information
and tickets, call 800-843-4753, Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 2021 State St, Bettendorf IA,
Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com, 7:30pm Sat Sep 17

The Commodores, concert with the Grammy-winning,
chart-topping soul and funk musicians; $30-40; for
tickets, call 563-328-6000, Rhythm City Casino Resort,
7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com,
8pm Sat Sep 17

Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm

jazz concert preceded by a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun
Sep 18

Faculty Recital: Tikkun, trio composed of Deborah

Dakin, viola, Janina Ehrlich, cello, and Robert Elfine,
piano, will perform; free; for information, call 309-7943000, Denkmann Memorial Hall - Augustana College,
3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm
Tue Sep 20

Hot Buttered Rum, bluegrass concert with the West

Coast quintet, featuring an opening set by The Lil’
Smokies; $12 adv / $15 dos (+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8pm Thu Sep 22

The Quebe Sisters, concert with the Dallas-based

siblings, fiddlers, and Western-swing musicians; $15
adv / $20 dos (+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Fri Sep 23

An Evening with Paradise Waits, Grateful Dead
tribute band in concert; $10.00 (+$1.50 in adv / $2
dos); for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sat Sep 24

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Travis Hosette Sings
Sinatra, $10 minimum purchase/person; light fare and

craft beer also available; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave,
Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Sep 24

G. Love & Special Sauce, concert with the

Philadelphia-based alternative hip-hop musicians; $35
(+$2.75 in adv / $3 dos); for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Sun
Sep 25

Harvest Moon Song & Dance Fest, five bands

perform a time-line of music from the 1860’s to 1960’s
including traditional, folk, bluegrass, cowboy, & classic
country; with food vendors on site (picnic lunches
welcome), kids programs & crafts, and more; $3-6; for
information, call 563-328-3283, Dan Nagle Walnut
Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St, Long Grove IA,
ScottCountyIowa.com/conservation, noon Sun Sep 25

Faculty Recital: Sue Bawden, bassoonist Bawden,

part-time instructor of music, will perform; free; for
information, call 309-794-3000, Denkmann Memorial
Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, 8pm Tue Sep 27

Jackie Greene, concert with the roots and pop-rock

singer/songwriter and former member of The Black
Crowes; $25 in adv / $30 dos (+$2.25 adv / +$2.50 dos); for
tickets and information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 7:30pm Wed Sep 28

An Evening w/ Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown,

internationally touring blues and rock musicians in
concert; $22; for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Sep 29

Chicago Farmer CD-Release Show, concert with folk
singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff, featuring an opening
set by Edward David Anderson; $10 adv / $12 dos (+$1.50
fee in adv / $2 dos); for tickets and information, call 563326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Sep 30

October
QCSO Masterworks I: Heroic Mississippi, Mark

Russell Smith conducts the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra in a repertoire featuring Strauss’ “Don Juan
Op. 20,” Daugherty’s “Reflections on the Mississippi,”
and Beethoven’s “Symphony #3 (Eroica)”; with featured
tuba soloist Steve Campbell; for tickets and information,
call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St,
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Oct 1

Paige Hernandez, performance with the multifaceted
artist known for her innovative fusion of poetry, hip
hop, dance, and education, in a Quad City Arts Visiting
Artists presentation; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
QuadCityArts.com, Sat Oct 1

Music @ the Wine Terrace: Jordan Danielsen, $10

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Megadeth, concert with the platinum-selling hard

rockers in their Dystopia World Tour; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iWirelessCenter.com, 6pm Fri Oct 7

The Ballroom Thieves, concert with the folk-rock

musicians, featuring an opening set by Maggie Koerner;
$12 adv / $15 dos (+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Fri Oct 7

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, the Mississippi

Valley Blues Society presents a concert with the blues,
R&B, and rock guitarist and singer and his ensemble, The
Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL, MVBS.org,
9pm Sat Oct 8

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde, an HD screening

of Wagner’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11am
Sat Oct 8

Nova Singers: Peace, an exploration of music written
in response to acts of violence, performed by the
professional vocal ensemble under the direction of
Laura Lane; $15-18, students free; for information, call
309-341-7038, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St,
Davenport IA, NovaSingers.com, 4pm Sun Oct 9

Will the Real Larry Gatlin Please Sit Down, songs

based independent roots rockers; $10 (+$1.50 fee in adv /
$2 day of show); for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Thu Oct 6

Davenport Zither Ensemble, for information, call

309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Oct 7

EGi and Sassafraz, concert with the electronica and

groove musicians, with an opening set by Rude Punch;
$8 (+$1.50 in adv / $1.50 dos); for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri Oct 21

Dalí String Quartet, performance with the classical

and Latin-American string musicians, in a Quad City Arts
Visiting Artists presentation; $11-15; for information, call
309-793-1213, for tickets, call 563-333-6251, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St,
Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 22

The Moody Blues, legendary rockers perform in their
“Fly Me High Tour 2016”; $59.50-99.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport
IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat Oct 22

screening of Wagner’s opera; for information, call 563441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
6:30pm Wed Oct 12

with the jazz and blues musicians; $12 adv / $15 dos
(+$1.75 in adv / $2 dos); for information and tickets,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Sun
Oct 23

The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13

Daniel O’Donnell, inspirational ballads, pop hits, and

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; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Oct 14

Imani Winds, performance with the Grammy-

nominated quintet known for its dynamic playing,
culturally poignant programming, and adventurous
collaborations, in a Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
presentation; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QuadCityArts.com, 6:30pm Sat Oct 15

Lurrie Bell, concert with the award-winning blues

singer/guitarist; $15.00 (+$1.75 in adv / 2 dos); for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 7pm Sat Oct 15

Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm

Bronze Radio Return, concert with the Connecticut-

and Jeannie Yu on cello and piano; for information,
contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesingflynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St.
Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Oct 21

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde Encore, an HD

QCSO Masterworks I: Heroic Mississippi, Mark

from Cloppenburg, Germany sponsored by GermanAmerican clubs of the Quad Cities; 6pm cocktail hour,
7pm concert; free; for information, call 563-326-7529,
Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA, 7pm Mon
Oct 3

Casual Classics Concert 2, featuring Stefan Kartman

Met Opera: Don Giovanni, an HD screening of

Paul Anka, concert with the chart-topping singer/

The Hot Jazz Stompers, concert with the musicians

(+$1.50 fee in adv / $2 dos) to public; for tickets and
information, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm
Thu Oct 20

and storytelling with the Grammy-winning country
and Southern-gospel musician; noon lunch, 1pm show,
$44.51; 6pm buffet, 7:15pm show, $50.16; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com,
Tue Oct 11

minimum purchase/person; light fare and craft beer also
available; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Oct 2
Russell Smith conducts the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra in a repertoire featuring Strauss’ “Don Juan
Op. 20,” Daugherty’s “Reflections on the Mississippi,”
and Beethoven’s “Symphony #3 (Eroica)”; with featured
tuba soloist Steve Campbell; for tickets and information,
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Oct 2

RME Member Appreciation Show featuring Sarah
Potenza, concert with the roots-rock performer; $10

songwriter and pop star; $50-75; for tickets, call 563328-8000, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave,
Davenport IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Oct 15
jazz concert preceded by a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun Oct 16

WVIK/QCSO Signature Series I: Imani Winds,

concert with the Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet
in a co-presentation in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist
series; for information, call 563-322-7276, Wallenberg
Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Oct 16

Imani Winds, a Music at Butterworth Center concert

with the Grammy-nominated quintet of chamber
musicians; refreshments following; free; for information,
call 309-743-2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Tue Oct 18

The Dustbowl Revival, bluegrass, gospel, blues,

and swing with the California; based ensemble; $10.00
(+$1.50 in adv / $2 dos); for information and tickets,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7pm Wed
Oct 19

Mozart’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11:55am Sat
Oct 22

An Evening with Davina & the Vagabonds, concert

Irish standards with the internationally touring artist;
$55-85; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 5pm Sun
Oct 23

Met Opera: Don Giovanni Encore, an HD screening
of Mozart’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 6:30pm
Wed Oct 26

Keith Urban, country-music superstar in concert,
performing with guests Brett Eldredge and Maren
Morris; $37.50-59.50; for tickets, call 800-7453000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Oct 27

Satisfaction, concert with the internationally touring

Rolling Stones tribute musicians; $25-30; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com,
7pm Thu Oct 27

Hairball, tribute concert with the hard-rock musicians;
$15-30; for information and tickets, call 800-843-4753,
Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State
St, Bettendorf IA, Bettendorf.IsleOfCapriCasinos.com,
7:30pm Fri Oct 28

Old Shoe Halloween Show, concert with the five-

piece roots-rock and Americana band, with an opening
set by Frank F. Sidney’s Western Bandit Volunteers;
$10 (+$1.50 adv / $2 DOS); for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Oct 28

St. Ambrose University Fall Choir Concert,

four university chorus groups perform; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or
buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Fri Oct 28

10 of Soul Halloween Show, concert with the

high-energy horn band and vocalists; $8 (+$1.50 adv
/ $2 dos); for tickets and information, call 563-3261333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8:30pm Sat Oct 29

Jazz Night at SAU, the SAU Jazz Ensemble and

STAMVOJA are performing their fall show; free; for
information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or

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buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Oct 29

November
Ellis Kell, for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline

Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
noon Fri Nov 4

Symphonic Band and SAU Chamber Orchestra
Concert, listen to our dedicated student musicians in

the Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra perform
their latest pieces; free; for information, contact Terri
Flynn at 563-333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N.
Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Fri Nov 4

QCSO Masterworks II: River Romance, Mark

Russell Smith conducts the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra in a repertoire featuring Picker’s “Old and Lost
Rivers,” Smetana’s “Moldau,” Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo,
Nocturne,” and “Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Op. 61,’” and Brahms’ “Piano Concerto #2,
B-Flat Major”; with featured pianist Garrick Ohlsson; for
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre,
136 E. Third St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Nov 5

California Voodoo, concert with the Widespread

Panic tribute musicians; for information, call 309-7931999, RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave, Rock Island IL, RIBCO.com,
9pm Sat Nov 5

Junior High School Honor Band Festival Concert,
junior high school students work together all day to
hone their skills before showcasing them in a public
concert; the SAU Symphonic Band also performs; $2-5;
for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or
buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 7pm Sat Nov 5

QCSO Masterworks II: River Romance, Mark

Russell Smith conducts the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra in a repertoire featuring Picker’s “Old and Lost
Rivers,” Smetana’s “Moldau,” Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo,
Nocturne,” and “Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer

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Night’s Dream, Op. 61,’” and Brahms’ “Piano Concerto #2,
B-Flat Major”; with featured pianist Garrick Ohlsson; for
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Nov 6

at SAU; free; for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563333-6001 or buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine
Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Sun Nov 13

Kavita Shah, performance with the Quad City Arts

with the singer, composer, and arranger fluent in
Spanish, Portuguese, and French; refreshments
following; free; for information, call 309-743-2701,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 7pm Thu Nov 17

Visiting Artist; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
2:30pm Wed Nov 9

Bettendorf Park Band Fall Concert, free; for

information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail patannww@
gmail.com, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, 7:30pm Thu Nov 10

John Prine, concert with the Grammy-winning singer/

songwriter, appearing with special guest Patti Griffin;
$59.50-125; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm
Fri Nov 11

Shakespeare Songs, a Casual Classics Concert; free;

for information, contact Terri Flynn at 563-333-6001 or
buesing-flynnterrik@sau.edu, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 5pm Fri Nov 11

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; $15-18; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Fri Nov 11

Kavita Shah, performance with the jazz vocalist and

composer who incorporates diverse musical elements
into her repertoire, in a Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
presentation; $10-15; for information, call 309-793-1213,
for tickets, call 563-326-1691, First Presbyterian Church
of Davenport, 1702 Iowa St, Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.
com, 7:30pm Sat Nov 12

SAU Fall Invitational Student Recital, selected SAU

students perform in a recital, showcasing their talent
and displaying the skills developed while studying music

Kavita Shah, a Music at Butterworth Center concert

The Ragbirds, folk-rock musicians in concert, with an

opening set by Christopher the Conquered; $10 adv / $12
dos (+$1.50 in adv / $2 dos); for tickets and information,
call 563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Fri
Nov 18

Holiday Pops: Communities in Concert!, conducted
by Benjamin Klemme; the Quad City Symphony
Orchestra’s annual holiday concert featuring Ballet Quad
Cities in an “Audience-Choice Nutcracker,” the Sanctuary
Choir of First Presbyterian Church of Davenport and
Quad Cities Choral Arts under the direction of Jon Hurty,
a “Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along, the RiverBend Bronze
in “Bells of Christmas,” the Quad City Youth Choir, and
numerous holiday favorites; at 2 & 8pm; for tickets and
information, call 563-322-7276, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
Third St, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, 8pm Sat Nov 19

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September
Christopher the Conquered, a family-friendly

concert in the Summer of the Arts series; held on the
Weatherdance Fountain Stage; free; for information, call
319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Sep 2

Gabriel Espinosa & Ashanti, a First Fridays courtyard
concert with the Latin-jazz musicians; with appetizers
and a cash bar; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 5pm Fri Sep 2

FAIRfest ’16, a three-day music festival with headlining
performances by Grammy winner Buddy Guy and
country music sensation Marty Stuart; $25-50 weekend
tickets; for information, call 641-472-2787, Downtown
Fairfield, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com, Fri Sep 2 thru
Sun Sep 4

The Lennon Sisters, concert with “America’s

Sweethearts of Song” famed from “The Lawrence Welk
Show”; $20-40; for information and tickets, call 877-6773456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22,
Riverside IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 7pm Sun
Sep 4

Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a 6pm

Solo Piano Recital by Werner Elmker, event with

JJ Grey & Mofro, a concert with the Southern rock

Garp: The Codfish Hollow Festival, inaugural music

jazz concert preceded by a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Workshop ($5/adults, free for kids); $10-15; for tickets and
information, call 309-373-0790, The Redstone Room,
129 Main St, Davenport IA, Polyrhythms.org, 3pm Sun
Nov 20
and soul musicians in the “RME Presents: Blues &
Roots” series; $37 in adv / $40 dos (+$3 in adv & dos); for
information and tickets, call 563-326-1333, The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.
org, 8pm Tue Nov 22

the Danish concert pianist and composer; $12; for
information and tickets, call 641-472-2787, Stephen
Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield Arts
& Convention Center, Fairfield IA, FairfieldACC.com,
7:30pm Thu Sep 8
festival featuring over 30 artists performing over the
course of the weekend, food vendors, arts & crafts,
and more; artists include Cory Chisel, Bully, The Whigs,
Whitney, David Ramirez, Leagues, John Moreland,
Steve Gunn, The Deslondes, Peter Wolf Crier, Eef
Barzelay, Small Houses, and Margaret Glaspy; $125-150,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, Fri Sep 9 thru Sun
Sep 11

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Chris Webby, concert with the Connecticut-based rapper,

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with sets by DJ One Way, Novet, and Asthmatic; $15-18; for
information, call 319-351-9175, Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
St, Iowa City IA, ICGabes.com, 6:30pm Fri Oct 21

The Avett Brothers, concert with the folk-rock

Esperanza Spalding, concert with the Grammy-

Soul Searchers, a concert presented by the Central

Maya Beiser, cellist Beiser will perform music by

musicians in support of their live album “Live, Vol. Four”;
$40-55; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Sat Sep 10

winning jazz and pop singer/songwriter and
instrumentalist; $35-55; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St,
Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Tue Oct 25

Iowa Blues Society; no cover, Lefty’s Live Music, 2307
University Ave, Des Moines IA, CIBS.org/calendar, 7pm
Mon Sep 12

Pulitzer Prize winner and UI alumnus David Lang
including “The Day,” is a solo work enhanced by
electronics, projections, and a story; $10-35; for tickets
and information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium,
101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu,
7:30pm Thu Oct 27

The Band of Heathens, concert with the Texas-

based rock musicians; $30; for information, call 563 263
3176, River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W. 3rd St, Muscatine IA,
RiversEdgeArt.com, Mon Sep 12

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, 7 & 9:30pm concerts

with the folk singer/songwriter; $10-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101
East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, Fri Oct 28

Blake Shelton, concert with the chart-topping

country-music superstar; $39.75-79.75; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Thu Sep 15

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, outdoor concert with
the funk, hip-hop, rock, and jazz musicians; free; for
tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher
Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.
UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Sep 16

The Gaither Vocal Band, Bill Gaither hosts an evening
with musician guests Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, David
Phelps, Adam Crabb, and Todd Suttles, with special
appearances by Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, and
Kevin Williams; $29-69; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA,
USCellularCenter.com, 6pm Sat Sep 17

The Richard Lynch Band, concert with the

The Fez, classic-rock and Steely Dan tribute musicians in

Ballet Quad Cities’ Dracula @ Scottish Rite Cathedral - October 21 and 22
Blackalicious, concert with the hip-hop duo from

Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab
and DJ/producer Chief Xcel; $18-20; for information and
tickets, call 319-351-9175, Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St,
Iowa City IA, ICGabes.com, 9pm Wed Sep 28

KORN & Breaking Benjamin, rockers perform in their
“Nocturnal Underground Tour”; $39.75-45; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 6pm Wed Sep 28

country-music singer/songwriter and his ensemble,
with an opening set by Brooke Byam; $13-25; for
tickets and information, call 563-652- 9815, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St, Maquoketa IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 7pm Sat Sep 17

Maarja Nuut, concert with the Estonian fiddler and

Bryan Adams, concert with the chart-topping,

Grammy-winning rocker; $49.50-69.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar
Rapids IA, USCellularCenter.com, 7:30pm Sun Sep 18

his band, fellow UI alumni, and current students in the
UI jazz program; $10-50; for tickets and information, call
319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd.,
Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Thu Sep 29

Anna & Elizabeth, an evening with storytellers,

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, concert with the

visual artists, and musicians Anna Roberts-Gevalt and
Elizabeth Laprelle; $14-17; for information and tickets,
call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org, 7pm Mon Sep 19

Blitzen Trapper, concert with the Oregon-based

experimental country/folk/rock band, with the preshow “Songbook: A Night of Stories & Songs w/ Kace &
Clayton”; $15-17; for tickets and information, call 319-3519529, The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St, Iowa City IA, ICMill.
com, 8pm Tue Sep 20

Matthew Curry, a concert presented by the Central

Iowa Blues Society, with an opening set by James Biehn;
no cover, Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave, Des
Moines IA, CIBS.org/calendar, 7pm Fri Sep 23

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos Show, concert
with pianists Dave Radford and Mike Potts; $20; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, 7pm Sat Sep 24

The Mountain Goats, indie-folk musicians perform

on their “We Who Walk Behind the Rows Tour,” with
an opening set by Oh Pep!; $22-25; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Mon
Sep 26

Dark Star Orchestra, concert with the Grateful

Dead tribute musicians; $27.50-32.50; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Tue
Sep 27

KORN & Breaking Benjamin, the rockers perform in

their “Nocturnal Underground Tour,” performing with
guests Motionless in White and Silver Snakes; $49.9569.99; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center,
370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA, USCellularCenter.com,
6pm Tue Sep 27

singer; $17-21; for information and tickets, call 319-3641580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
LegionArts.org, 7pm Wed Sep 28

David Sanborn Electric Band, saxophonist plays with

English folk singer/songwriter and his ensemble, with
opening sets by Will Varley and The Arkells; featuring
artwork by various local artists, vendors from the
tri-state area on hand selling various arts, crafts, and
jewelry, and more; $25-30, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 7pm Thu Sep 29

John McCutcheon, an evening with the folk singer-

songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author; $19-23; for
information and tickets, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion
Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, LegionArts.org,
8pm Fri Sep 30

October
The Art of Dying, concert with the Canadian rock

band fronted by Jonny Hetherington, featuring sets by
Letters from the Fire, On My Six, Revenant, and Stillchyld;
$15-20; for information, call 319-351-9175, Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St, Iowa City IA, ICGabes.com, 6pm Sun
Oct 2

Shovels & Rope, concert with folk and indie-rock

musicians Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, with an
opening set by Matthew Logan Vasquez; $28.50; for
tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Mon Oct 3

The Mountain Goats, a Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
concert with the indie folk rock band, with an opening
set by Oh Pep!; featuring artwork by various local
artists, vendors from the tri-state area on hand selling
various arts, crafts, and jewelry, and more; $25-30,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave, Maquoketa IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7:30pm Mon Oct 3

Alloy Orchestra, the three-man music ensemble

accompanies a screening of “Man with a Movie Camera”;
$15; for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA,
Englert.org, 7pm Wed Oct 5

An Evening with Gaither Vocal Band, multi-

Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening
of music, laughter and encouragement with David
Phelps, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, and Todd Suttles;
$29-75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
7pm Fri Oct 7

John Nemeth, a concert presented by the Central Iowa
Blues Society, with an opening set by Heath Alan and
Justin Appel; $15-20, Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University
Ave, Des Moines IA, CIBS.org/calendar, 8pm Fri Oct 7

Dean Martin Tribute, concert with tribute musician

Robbie Howard; $15-29.50; for tickets and information,
call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave,
Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Sat Oct 8

concert; $20-25; for tickets and information, call 319-6882653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City
IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Oct 28

Beach Slang, concert with the Philadelphia-based

punk rockers, with an opening set by Beached; featuring
artwork by various local artists, vendors from the
tri-state area on hand selling various arts, crafts, and
jewelry, and more; $25-30, Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave, Maquoketa IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.
com, 8pm Sat Oct 29

November
Steepwater Band & Davy Knowles, a concert

presented by the Central Iowa Blues Society; $15-20, Des
Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines IA, CIBS.
org/calendar, 7pm Fri Nov 4

Pomp, Brass, and Lunacy!, neo-vaudevillian Tomáš

acclaimed soprano vocalist; $10-80; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101
East Park Rd, Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
Sat Oct 8

Kubínek wrestles with Maestro Timothy Hankewich
and Orchestra Iowa in this Hancher-commissioned
collision of classical music and comedy; Kubínek and
the orchestra will be joined by University Choirs under
the direction of Dr. Timothy Stalter and jazz trombonist
Wycliffe Gordon; $10-45; for tickets and information, call
319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd.,
Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat Nov 5

Nova Singers: Peace, an exploration of music written

MC Chris, concert with the nerdcore rapper, voice actor,

Renée Fleming, recital performance with the

in response to acts of violence, performed by the
professional vocal ensemble under the direction of
Laura Lane; $15-18, students free; for information, call
309-341-7038, First Presbyterian Church, 101 N Prairie St,
Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.com, 7:30pm Sat Oct 8

John Hiatt, concert with the blues and country singer/

writer, and improvisational comedian, with opening
sets by MC Lars and Megaran; $15; for information, call
319-351-9175, Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St, Iowa City IA,
ICGabes.com, 9pm Mon Nov 7

Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet, post-bop Latin

songwriter; $39.50; for tickets and information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 E Washington St, Iowa
City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Sun Oct 9

jazz with saxophonist Lovano and pianist Valdés; $10-50;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher
Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.
UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Fri Nov 11

Def Leppard - REO Speedwagon - Tesla, concert

John Denver Musical, concert with tribute musician

with the multi-platinum-selling rock musicians; $49.9569.99; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center,
370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA, USCellularCenter.com,
7pm Mon Oct 10

James Biehn, a concert presented by the Central Iowa
Blues Society; no cover, Zimm’s Food & Spirits, 3124
Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines IA, CIBS.org/calendar, 7pm
Mon Oct 10

An Evening with Third Eye Blind, the award-winning

Ted Vigil; $18.50-31; for tickets and information, call 319622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA,
OldCreamery.com, 7:30pm Sat Nov 12

Tedeschi Trucks Band, concert with the Grammy-

winning blues-rock musicians, with an opening set by
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers; $24.50-64.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm
Sun Nov 13

rockers in a presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at
Heritage Center Performing Arts Series; for information
and tickets, call 563-585-7469, John and Alice Butler Hall,
University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St,
Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm Fri Oct 14

Kip Moore, concert with the multi-platinum-selling

Nick Lowe, concert with the London-based pop and

Kip Moore, concert with the multi-platinum-selling

Moon Hooch, concert with the band from Brooklyn,

Greg Brown, concert with the Iowa-based singer/

rock singer/songwriter, with an opening set by Josh
Rouse; $37.50; for tickets and information, call 319-6882653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City
IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Oct 14
New York, known for their dance-oriented percussionand saxophone-based music; $12-15; for information, call
319-351-9175, Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St, Iowa City IA,
ICGabes.com, 9pm Wed Oct 19

country musician, with an opening set by Jon Pardi; $35122; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center,
370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA, USCellularCenter.com,
8pm Thu Nov 17
country singer/songwriter, performing with John Pardi
on their “Me and My Kind Tour”; $37.50-39.50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson
Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm Fri Nov 18
songwriter; $30-33; for tickets and information, call 319688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa
City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Sat Nov 19

Joe Nichols, concert with the multi-platinum-selling
country musician; $20-50; for tickets and information,

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call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.
com, 8pm Sat Nov 19

111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Sep 1

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, multi-media

a reading of prose and poetry from current and
forthcoming issues of The Iowa Review, with Iowa
City-based writers Jennifer Colville, Amy Margolis, and
Margaret Reges reading; a celebratory reception will
conclude the evening; for information, call 319-337-2681,
Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City IA,
PrairieLights.com, 7pm Thu Sep 1

holiday experience with the nationally touring
musicians; $35-73; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids IA,
USCellularCenter.com, 8pm Sat Nov 19

Peoria Symphony Orchestra: Russian Masters, for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 8pm
Sat Nov 19

Calls For Entry
Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Principal
Trumpet, positions available; for information and

assistance registering for an audition, contact Marc Zyla
at mzyla@qcso.org, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, 327
Brady St, PO Box 1144, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Fri Sep 2

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Principal/
Associate Principal 2nd Violin, positions available;
for information and assistance registering for an
audition, contact Marc Zyla at mzyla@qcso.org, Quad
City Symphony Orchestra, 327 Brady St, PO Box 1144,
Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Sat Sep 10

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Section Violin and
Viola, positions available; for information and assistance
registering for an audition, contact Marc Zyla at mzyla@
qcso.org, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, 327 Brady St,
PO Box 1144, Davenport IA, QCSO.org, Sat Sep 10

LITERARY ARTS

Readings & Discussions
September
Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a
fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,

The Iowa Review, editor Harry Stecopoulos hosts

William Anderson, at 11am & 2pm; the New York Times
best-selling author speaks about his newest book “The
Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder”; for information,
call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
& Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, West Branch IA, Hoover.
Archives.gov, Mon Sep 5

All American Boys, a discussion of Brendan Kiely’s and
Jason Reynolds’ book with the Young Adult Book Club;
for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library,
105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 6

Great River Writer’s Retreat Reading, hear what

the winner of the 2016 Great River Writer’s Retreat has
been working on; free; for information, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm Wed Sep 7

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Sep 10

The Case of the Velvet Claws, a discussion of

Erle Stanley Gardner’s book with the Mystery Book
Discussion Group; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat
Sep 10

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Sep 12

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Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

The Paris Architect, a discussion of Charles Belfoure’s

America, America, a discussion of Ethan Canin’s

The Circle, a discussion of Dave Eggers’ book with the

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of
Cambodia Remembers, a discussion of Loung Ung’s

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 12
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 Sep 12
Get Lit: Books to Movies series; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Sep 13

The Zookeeper’s Life, a discussion of Diane

Ackerman’s book with the German American Heritage
Center Book Club, led by Shelley Griffing; free; for
information, call 563-322-8844, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, GAHC.
org, 7pm Tue Sep 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 Sep 14

A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s
Infamous District Transformed, launch party for

the book written by Dispatch and Rock Island Argus arts
reporter Jonathan Turner, who will introduce his book,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St, Davenport
IA, MidCoast.org, 5:15pm Thu Sep 15

Lila, a discussion of Marilynne Robinson’s book with the

30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 19

The Boys in the Boat, the Rock Island libraries host a

discussion of Daniel James Brown’s book with the Last
Call Book Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Sep 20

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Sep 20
book with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Sep 21

book with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Sep 21

Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House,

annual presentation of spooky stories told by
local storytellers; bring lawn chairs and blankets,
refreshments available for purchase; $4-6, ages 12 &
under and active military free; with complimentary
guided tours of the house at 5:30pm, Colonel Davenport
Pavilion, Arsenal Island, Rock Island IL, DavenportHouse.
org, 7pm Sat Sep 24

The Nightingale, a discussion of Kristin Hannah’s book
with the Last Monday Book Club; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 26

Banned Books Week Reading, hear local writers,

artists, educators, and librarians read passages from
their favorite banned or challenged books; 5:30pm
refreshments, 6pm readings and prize drawings;
presented by the library and the Midwest Writing
Center; the content of some readings may not be for all
audiences; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue Sep 27

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge,
and the Making of America, a discussion of Brian

McGinty’s book with the Environmental Book Club; free;
for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E.
River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Sep 27

THE HOBO
AND
THE DOCTOR
HAVE

Reunited

After 15 long years, Dr Pepper is back!
Pair your freshly made Hobo with an
ice cold Dr Pepper, new Lipton Iced
Teas or your favorite Pepsi products
for one taste bud-tingling combo!

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I Will Always Write Back, a discussion of Martin Ganada’s

John Waters @ Englert Theatre – October 1

Events

Hancher Auditorium and Englert Theatre
September through November

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ante Alighieri wrote The Divine Comedy. John Waters wrote
a bunch of Divine comedies. Which author would you
rather hang with for an evening?
Me, too. That’s why it’s so cool that we can spend a couple
hours in the company of the writer/director of Pink Flamingos,
Lust in the Dust, Polyester, and, let’s not forget, the original
Hairspray when John Waters arrives at the Englert Theatre on
October 1. Performing in his Filthier & Dirtier Tour, the man
whom no less than William Burroughs once called “The Pope
of Trash” will share tales of his singular filmmaking career and
recent hitchhiking trek across America (detailed in the memoir
Carsick), and Waters’ visit is but one of many fantastic autumnal
events taking place at the Englert and Iowa City’s neighboring
Hancher Auditorium.
In addition to those resulting from Waters’ October visit,
laughs will help open the Englert’s fall season in the venue’s night
with Hasan Minhaj (September 9), whose Homecoming King
Tour allows patrons an up-close-and-personal audience with the
noted comedian, author, and Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent. More cackles will be had when the creator of Adult
Swim’s off-the-wall series The Eric Andre Show – Eric Andre
himself – lands at the Englert on October 8, demonstrating why
Spin magazine labeled him “an Andy Kaufman for the Four Loko
generation.” And no election year would be complete without a
visit from the political satirists of Capitol Steps (September 30),
whose equal-opportunity offenses in their What to Expect When
You’re Electing production will feature Hillary Clinton performing “Deleter of the Facts,” Bernie Sanders crooning “If There Were
No Rich Men,” and Donald Trump speak-singing (more likely
shout-singing) “Shut Up & Vote for Me.”
But music without accompanying spoofery is also on the
Englert’s autumnal docket. The indie-folk artists of The Mountain Goats perform at the venue on September 26, with the
Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra hitting the
stage the following evening. October brings chamber music with

LITERARY ARTS /
Readings & Discussions / September

Memory Man, a discussion of David Baldacci’s

book with the Southwest Branch Book Club; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 27

QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing

Center sponsors an event designed for writers to

Red Cedar Express (October 2); folk rock with Shovels & Rope
(October 3); a silent-film classic scored live in Alloy Orchestra
Presents: Man with a Movie Camera (October 6); blues and
country with John Hiatt (October 12); pop and rock with Nick
Lowe (October 14); Grammy-lauded jazz with Esperanza Spalding (October 25); and an eerie likeness of Steely Dan with The
Fez (October 28).
Plus, with Iowa’s own folk singer/songwriter Greg Brown performing on November 19, the Englert’s fall is rounded out with
a visit from bestselling Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan on
October 7 and special HD screenings of two Shakespeare classics direct from London stages: the Armedia Theatre’s Richard
III (September 7) starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave,
and the Branagh Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet (October 12), which
reunites Branagh’s 2015 Cinderella stars Richard Madden and
Lily James for the title roles.
That’s a bunch of exciting events. And it’s safe to say that, over
at Hancher Auditorium, perhaps the most exciting event lined up
for the fall is Hancher Auditorium just being there. For the first
time since the devastating Iowa City flooding closed the venue in
2008, Hancher is again officially open for business in a brand-new
facility that will be celebrated in September 9’s Ribbon-Cutting
Ceremony & Open House, which will come complete with tours,
refreshments, and a preview of the 2016-17 performing-arts
season. If you can’t quite wait for September 9, though, allow me
to spill at least a few of Hancher’s figurative beans.
There will be music courtesy of New Orleans greats Trombone
Shorty & Orleans Avenue and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(September 16), the saxophone-led David Sanborn Electric Band
(September 29), operatic soprano Renée Fleming (October 8), cellist Maya Beiser (October 27), and folk and Americana ensemble
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands (October 28). Musical comedy
hits Hancher in the forms of nine-time Tony winner The Book of
Mormon (October 11 through 16) and the shenanigans of Pomp,
Brass, & Lunacy! (November 5), vocal and instrumental vaudeville with Tomáš Kubínek, Orchestra Iowa, University of Iowa
choirs, and special guest Wycliffe Gordon.
As should be apparent, the Hancher’s fall season is nothing if not varied, and that’s not even mentioning the arrival of
the Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland (October 2
through 6) with its production The Man Who Planted Trees. Or
the high-energy dancers of Step Afrika! (October 20) with their
new touring presentation The Migration: Reflections of Jacob
Lawrence. Or the U of I’s culinary-arts event for foodies – Pullman Bar & Dinner (October 26). Or, Heaven knows, the unbelievably awesome booking of the legendary Steve Martin and
Martin Short, who, along with jazz keyboardist Jeff Babko and
Martin’s bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers, present an
evening of comedy and music titled An Evening You Will Forget
for the Rest of the Life. I’d tell you the date, but I can’t remember
what it is.
Kidding. It’s September 24.
What?! Only Martin and Short are allowed to be funny?!
For more information on the Englert Theatre’s fall season,
call (319)688-2653 or visit Englert.org, and for more on
Hancher Auditorium’s autumn, call (319)335-1160 or visit
Hancher.UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz

spend time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; writers of
any genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Bennigan’s - Bettendorf, 909 Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA,
MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Wed Sep 28

E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org/eventsopportunities/workshops/becoming-a-ghostwriter/,
6:30pm Wed Sep 28

The College Essay: The Good, the Bad, & the
Ugly, this session will explore the importance of the

Hiding in Plain Sight, a discussion of Nuruddin Farah’s

college essay as part of the college admissions process;
examples of compelling essays will be used as examples
and participants will be provided with tips on writing a
great college essay; $5/student; for information and to
register, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225

October
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 Oct 3

and Caitlin Alifirenka’s book with the Young Adult Book
Club; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 4

Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a

fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,
111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Oct 6

Rick Riordan, an evening with the best-selling author

of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” held as part of
the 2016 Iowa City Book Festival; $24; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Fri Oct 7

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Oct 8

Death of an Old Sinner, a discussion of Dorothy

Salisbury Davis’ book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat Oct 8

Indie Author Day Event, time TBA; for information,
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Sat Oct 8

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Oct 10

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 10

A Monster Calls, a discussion of Patrick Ness’ book with
the Get Lit: Books to Movies series; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Oct 11

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 Oct 12

Read Local with Teresa LaBella, a partnership

between the library and the Midwest Writing Center to
promote the reading of local authors’ works, featuring
the author of “Reservations & Heartland”; free; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, MWCQC.org,
7pm Wed Oct 12

Good Poems for Hard Times, a discussion of

Garrison Keillor’s book with the 30/31 Book Club; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Oct 17

2016 David R. Collins Children’s Literature
Festival, for Quad-City children in grades 3-6;

attendees will be divided into workshop groups to
interact and benefit from nationally and regionally
acclaimed authors and illustrators Bruce Hale, Belinda
Holbrook, Gary Metivier, Sarah Prineas, Ryan Collins,
P.J. HarteNause, Mary Stewart Adams, and Anthony
Wedgeworth; there is a requirement of one adult
chaperone for every 10 students registered; $5; for
information and to register, contact Suzanne Johnson at
Sjohnson2831@gmail.com, Davenport RiverCenter, 136
E. 3rd St, Davenport IA, 8:30am Tue Oct 18

Vanessa & Her Sister, the Rock Island libraries host a

discussion of Priya Parmar’s book with the Last Call Book
Club; free, drinks available for purchase; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Oct 18

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Oct 18

Richard III, a discussion of William Shakespeare’s play
with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group, led
by St. Ambrose theatre professor Corinne Johnson;

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free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Oct 19

Last Monday Book Club, discuss this month’s book,

decide on the next, and have light, themed refreshments
to go with the book; for information, call 309-755- 3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6:30pm Mon Oct 24

Glaciers: The Politics of Ice, a discussion of Jorge

Daniel Taillant’s book with the Environmental Book Club;
free; for information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E.
River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Oct 25

QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing

Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips, and
spread goodwill among their fellow writers; writers of
any genre, skill, or experience level are invited; free;
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
Bennigan’s - Bettendorf, 909 Middle Rd., Bettendorf IA,
MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Wed Oct 26

Nanowrimo Kickoff Party, held in conjunction with

National Novel-Writing Month; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Oct 29

November
Salt of the Sea, a discussion of Rupta Sepetys’ book

with the Young Adult Book Club; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Nov 1

Richard III, a discussion of William Shakespeare’s play

with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group, led by
St. Ambrose professor Nancy Hayes; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Nov 15

West End Book Club Discussion, discuss

contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Nov 15

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs, a

discussion of Sally Mann’s book with the Contemporary
Books Discussion Group; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Wed Nov 16

Lost & Found, a discussion of Brooke Davis’ book with

the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon
Nov 21

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of DeExtinction, a discussion of Beth Shapiro’s book with

the Environmental Book Club; free; for information, call
563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr, Davenport IA,
RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Nov 22

Workshops & Classes
September

The Palace Thief, a discussion of Ethan Canin’s

Writer’s Studio, writing critique group for all genres;

Books on Tap, the Davenport Public Libraries host a

“Brave New World” Fall Novel Writing Workshop,

book with the Get Lit: Books to Movies series; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Tue Nov 1
fun, casual book discussion; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar,
111 West 2nd St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Thu Nov 3

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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 3

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 Nov 7

this six-week workshop will offer tips on how to write a
compelling story to compete in today’s book market and
will cover many of the basic topics such as great opening
hooks, creating characters that live and breathe, and
writing compelling conflict that will keep your readers
turning the pages; led by multi-published author Susan
Carroll; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, 6pm Tue Sep 6

An Evening with Ethan Canin, presentation with

The Literary Unicorn: Becoming a Ghostwriter,

Lila, a discussion of Marilynne Robinson’s book with the

the author of “America, America” and “The Palace
Thief”; includes readings from the winners of the Flash
Fiction Contest; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed
Nov 9

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 Nov 9

Bagels & Books, travel, explore and discover passions

with the library’s newest on-site book discussion group;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Nov 12

The Man with a Load of Mischief, a discussion of

Martha Grimes’ book with the Mystery Book Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9:30am Sat
Nov 12

See YA, an adult book club with a teen-book twist;

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Nov 14

Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating

yummy sweets; all registrants receive a complimentary
copy of the story; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 14

Coal River, the Rock Island libraries host a discussion of

Ellen Marie Wiseman’s book with the Last Call Book Club;
free, drinks available for purchase; for information, call
309-732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Nov 15

this hands-on workshop will allow you to peer into the
life of working ghostwriter; bring pen and paper as
you attempt to write a short ghostwritten piece with
other participants; no formal writing training is needed;
$10-25; for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org/events-opportunities/
workshops/becoming-a-ghostwriter/, 2pm Sat Sep 10

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share for
discussion, or just to listen and discuss other participant’s
work; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing
Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.
org, 6pm Sat Sep 10

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 10

Writer’s Studio, 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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 17

pARTicipate Tunnel Books Program, time TBA; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Sat Sep 24

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share for
discussion, or just to listen and discuss other participant’s
work; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing
Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.
org, 6pm Sat Sep 24

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LITERARY ARTS /
Workshops & Classes / September

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 24

Book Marketing 101 Workshop Series, create a

book marketing plan that makes sense for your book,
your reader, your personality, and your goals; self- &
traditionally published material welcome as long as you
have or will have a specific book in mind; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Tue Sep 27

October
Writer’s Studio, 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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 1

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Oct 8

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; free; for information, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 8

Book Marketing 101 Workshop Series, create a

book marketing plan that makes sense for your book,
your reader, your personality, and your goals; self- &
traditionally published material welcome as long as you
have or will have a specific book in mind; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Tue Oct 11
thru Tue Oct 25

Writer’s Studio, 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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 15

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Oct 22

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; free; for information, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 22

NaNoWriMo Launch Party, learn about November’s
month-long writing workshop with the meeting of
workshop presenters, games, refreshments, and more;
the first 10 high-schoolers and first 10 adults receive
a goody bag; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat
Oct 29

November
NaNoWriMo Write-in, writing workshop on Tuesdays
thru Thursdays from 1-8pm (except Nov. 2, 23, and 24);
come and go at will; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Tue Nov 1
thru Wed Nov 30

Writer’s Studio, 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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 5

Make It Weird: A Spec Fic Survey, with author Ben

Wolf; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Nov 5

Book Marketing 101 Workshop Series, create a

book marketing plan that makes sense for your book,
your reader, your personality, and your goals; self- &
traditionally published material welcome as long as you
have or will have a specific book in mind; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Tue Nov 8
thru Tue Nov 22

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Nov 12

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop,

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; free; for information, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 12

Writing Flash Fiction That Sells, with author Ben

Wolf; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Sat Nov 12

Writer’s Studio, 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, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 19

Publishing Your Novel: The Good, the Bad, & the
Ugly, with author Leslie Langtry; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 1:30pm Sat Nov 19

Call For Entry
Susan K. Collins Chapbook Contest Open for
Submissions, one poetry chapbook will be selected for
publication; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport IA,
MWCQC.org, thru Fri Sep 30

THEATRE

Performances
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing
Million Dollar Quartet, Tony-winning musical about

the famed recording session that brought together Elvis
Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins,
directed by Curt Wollan; Fri., Sat., Wed.: 6-7pm buffet,
7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm show; Sun. 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed. matinee 11:45am12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm show;
$42.50-48; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733
ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave, Rock
Island IL, Circa21.com, Thu Sep 1 thru Sat Nov 5

Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-

winning family drama, directed by Joe Oliger; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; $3-5; for information and tickets,
call 309-794-7306, Kim and Donna Brunner Theatre
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, thru Sun Sep 4

Inheritors, Susan Glaspell’s 1921 drama about family

and free speech, directed and adapted by Aaron
Randolph III; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s
worth” ticket pricing; for information, call 563-650-2396,
QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, thru Sun Sep 4

This Side Up, New Ground Theatre presents the world
premiere of a fantasy comedy by Christopher Grassi,
directed by Chris Jansen; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$15-18; for information and tickets, visit the company’s
Facebook page or call 563-326-7529 for visit the
company’s Facebook page, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th
St, Davenport IA, thru Sun Sep 4

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Opening in September
Agnes of God, John Pielmeier’s Tony-winning drama

about a pregnant nun, directed by Max Moline; Thu. &
Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 3pm; for information and tickets, call
563-333-6251, St. Ambrose University Studio Theatre,
Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu/theatre, Thu Sep 8 thru Sat Sep 10

Rock Into Murder, an interactive comedy/mystery and
dinner with the It’s a Mystery troupe; $39.95; for tickets
and information, call 563-344-9187, Skellington Manor
Even Center, 420 18th St, Rock Island IL, Skellington
Manor.com, 6:30pm Fri Sep 9

Deathtrap, Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy thriller,
directed by Patti Flaherty; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$13; for tickets and information, call 309-762-0330,
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL,
Playcrafters.com, Fri Sep 9 thru Sun Sep 18

Monday Nights with Shakespeare and Sister
Joan: Romeo & Juliet, in Ambrose Hall, Room 243;

view the Shakespeare classic with St. Ambrose President
Sr. Joan Lescinski; free; for information, call 563-3336213, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport
IA, SAU.edu, 6pm Mon Sep 12

Monday Nights with Shakespeare and Sister
Joan: Henry V, in Ambrose Hall, Room 243; view the

Shakespeare classic with St. Ambrose President Sr. Joan
Lescinski; free; for information, call 563-333-6213, St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu, 6pm Mon Sep 19

Monday Nights with Shakespeare and Sister
Joan: The Tempest, in Ambrose Hall, Room 243; view
the Shakespeare classic with St. Ambrose President Sr.
Joan Lescinski; free; for information, call 563-333-6213,
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu, 6pm Mon Sep 26

Shakespeare Behind Bars, viewing of the film

followed by Q&A with Curt Tofteland, founder of the
Shakespeare Behind Bars program; for information,
contact Lisa Powell at 563-333-6045 or PowelLisaD@
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 7pm Tue Sep 27

Water by the Spoonful, New Ground Theatre presents
Quiara Allegria Hudes’ 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning
drama, directed by Chris Jansen; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. 2pm; $15-18; for information and tickets, visit the
company’s Facebook page or call 563-326-7529, Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA, Fri Sep 30 thru
Sun Oct 9

Opening in October
Just a Dream: The Green Play, student-performed

family play in the new Brunner Theatre Center,
directed by Jackie McCall; Sat. & Sun. 1:30pm; $5-11; for
information and tickets, call 309-794-7306, Kim and
Donna Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750
7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Sat Oct 1
thru Sun Oct 2

The Tempest, William Shakespeare’s magical comedy,

directed by Corinne Johnson; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
3pm; $9-13; for information and tickets, call 563-3336251, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University,
2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/galvin, Fri Oct
7 thru Sun Oct 9

The Rocky Horror Show, do the Time Warp again

with the musical-comedy cult classic, directed by Bret
and Erin Churchill; ages 18 & older; scheduled Fri. &
Sat. performances at 7 & 11pm; $20-25; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ’21
Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com,
Sat Oct 8 thru Fri Oct 28

Othello, William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy directed
by Jeff Coussens, presented as the “ribbon-cutting”
production in the new Brunner Theatre; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun 1:30pm; $5-11; for information and tickets,
call 309-794-7306, Kim and Donna Brunner Theatre
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave, Rock Island IL,
Augustana.edu/arts, Fri Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 23

Theatre of the Oppressed, an interactive theatre

performance that allows audience members to explore
methods of addressing everyday issues of oppression
including racism, sexism, and heterosexism, directed
by Kevin Babbitt; limited seating, reservations
suggested; free; for information, call 563-441-4339,

Scott Community College’s Black Box Theatre, Room
#0228 through Door #2, Scott Community College,
500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf IA, Facebook.com/
ScottTheatre, 2pm Fri Oct 14

Buried Child, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning

dysfunctional-family saga, directed by James Fairchild;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what it’s worth” ticket
pricing; for information and tickets, call 563-650-2396,
QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA,
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Oct 14 thru Sun Oct 30

Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents Domingo Rubio

in the dance piece inspired by Bram Stroker’s 1897
novel, choreographed by Deanna Carter, and featuring
music from Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Maurice Ravel,
Bella Bartok, and more; for information and tickets, call
309-786-3779, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave,
Moline IL, BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 21 and
Sat Oct 22

Pegora the Witch, student-performed musical

comedy about a witch’s apprentice; Sat. 1 & 4pm, Sun.
2pm; for information, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat Oct 22 thru Sun
Oct 30

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, stage

adaptation of the Mary Shelley horror story directed
by Danny Boyle, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and
Jonny Lee Miller; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm Tue
Oct 25

Theatre of the Oppressed, an interactive theatre

performance that allows audience members to explore
methods of addressing everyday issues of oppression
including racism, sexism, and heterosexism, directed by
Kevin Babbitt; limited seating, reservations suggested;
Wed. 7pm, Fri. 10:30am; free; for information, call 563441-4339, Scott Community College’s Black Box Theatre,
Room #0228 through Door #2, Scott Community
College, 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf IA, Facebook.com/
ScottTheatre, Wed Oct 26 and Fri Oct 28

Opening in November
Handle with Care, New Ground Theatre presents

Jason Odell Williams’ romantic comedy; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for information and tickets, visit the
company’s Facebook page or call 563-326-7529, Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA, Fri Nov 4 thru Sun
Nov 13

Holly Jolly Christmas, holiday-themed musical-

comedy revue, directed by Ann Nieman; Fri., Sat., Wed.,
and Nov. 9 & 10: 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show, 7:45pm
show; Sun.: 4-5pm buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm
show; Wed.: 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm preshow, 1:30pm show; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
Third Ave, Rock Island IL, Circa21.com, Wed Nov 9 thru
Sun Nov 20

Stocking Stuffers, a series of 15 short, comedic,

holiday-themed vignettes, directed by Jacque
Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $13; for tickets
and information, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn
Theatre, 4950 35th Ave, Moline IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri
Nov 11 thru Sun Nov 20

National Theatre Live: Hamlet, an HD screening

of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy directed by Lyndsey
Turner, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Tue Nov 15

Outlying Areas
Opening in September
The Flick, held in the Grandon Studio; Annie Baker’s

dramatic comedy set in a run-down movie theater;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $18-24; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids,
102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Sep 2
thru Sun Sep 11

Richard III, an Almedia Theatre HD Rebroadcast of

the Shakespeare classic directed by Rupert Goold, with
Ralph Fiennes as Richard and Vanessa Redgrave as
Queen Margaret; $15-18; for tickets and information, call

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319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St,
Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Wed Sep 7

One, 120 N. Dubuque St, Iowa City IA, Dreamwell.com,
Fri Sep 16 thru Sat Sep 24

Grease, the 50’s rock-’n’-roll musical-comedy classic;

Sister Act, held in the auditorium; Tony-nominated

Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Wed., Thu. & Sun. 2pm; $12-30; for
information and tickets, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu
Sep 8 thru Sun Oct 2

Always... Patsy Cline, stage tribute to the legendary

country singer; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$17-25; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035,
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll
IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Fri Sep 9 thru Sun Sep 18

Black & Blue, world premiere drama about possible

police brutality, written and directed by Sean Lewis;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $18-30; for information
and tickets, call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N.
Gilbert St, Iowa City IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Sep 9
thru Sun Sep 25

It’s Mourning Again in America, a reading of Trent
Bailey’s play; free, but ticket required; for information,
call 319-335-2700, University of Iowa Theatre Building
- Room 172, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.
UIowa.edu, 8pm Sat Sep 10

Global Express, 16th-annual collaboration between

the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts
and the International Writing Program, with students
performing a marathon of fast-paced stage readings of
literary works by fall residents; free; for information, call
319-335-2700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre
Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.
UIowa.edu, 8pm Thu Sep 15

Buyer & Cellar, one-man comedy about an employee
in the basement of the Malibu estate owned by Barbra
Streisand; Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2 & 7:30pm; $18-20; for
information and tickets, call 815-879-5656, Grace
Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St, Princeton IL,
Festival56.com, Fri Sep 16 thru Sat Sep 17

The Nether, Dreamwell Theatre’s production of

Jennifer Haley’s sci-fi crime drama; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm;
$10-13; for information, call 319-423-9820, Public Space

musical comedy based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg
comedy; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $29-38; for
tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri
Sep 16 thru Sun Oct 2

The Polaris Dilemma, a reading of Allan Zeng’s play;
free, but ticket required; for information, call 319-3352700, University of Iowa Theatre Building - Room 172,
200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.UIowa.edu,
8pm Sat Sep 17

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, on Saturdays; family-

musical adaptation of Harry Allard’s children’s book;
scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm; $10; for tickets
and information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat
Sep 17 thru Sat Oct 1

Learning to Walk, a production of Laura Townsend’s

play in the theatre department’s Workshop Series; free,
but ticket required; for information, call 319-335-2700,
Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N.
Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.UIowa.edu, 8pm Fri
Sep 23 and Sat Sep 24

One Night in Memphis, a tribute to the night

in Memphis when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl
Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded at Sam Phillips’
Sun Studios; for tickets and information, call 309-3422299, Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Sep 24

Hip-Hop Julius Caesar (to be titled), the Q Brothers

Collective (GQ, Jax, JQ, Pos) will work with students
from the University of Iowa to devise, revise, and remix
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar into a modern hip-hop
musical; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; for information and
tickets, call 319-335-1160, The University of Iowa’s David
Thayer Theatre, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.
UIowa.edu, Thu Sep 29 thru Sat Oct 15

Deathtrap, Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy thriller,
directed by Basilio Light; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;
$15-16; for tickets and information, call 319-462-4793,
Starlighters II Theatre, 200 E. Main St, Anamosa IA,
Starlighters.org, Fri Sep 30 thru Sun Oct 9

Opening in October
Robot Theatre, a new production in the theatre

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The Book of Mormon, touring production of the ninetime Tony-winning musical comedy by Trey Parker, Matt
Stone, and Robert Lopez; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. 2pm,
Sun. 1 & 6:30pm; $65-125; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park
Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, Tue Oct 11 thru
Sun Oct 16

Romeo & Juliet, Branagh Theatre Live HD Rebroadcast

department’s Gallery Series; $5; for information, call
319-335-2700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre
Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.
UIowa.edu, 8pm Sat Oct 1

of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy directed by Branagh and
Rob Ashford, with “Cinderella” stars Richard Madden and
Lily James as the title characters; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Wed Oct 12

The Man Who Planted Trees, the Puppet State

Nana’s Naughty Knickers, slapstick comedy by

Theatre Company of Scotland brings Jean Giono’s
classic environmental tale to life in this funny and
heartwarming family performance; Sun. 2pm, Wed.
6:30pm, Thu. 4pm; $5-10; for tickets and information,
call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park
Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, Sun Oct 2 thru
Thu Oct 6

Quiz Out, a production of Margot Connolly’s play in

the theatre department’s Gallery Series; Thu.-Sat. 8pm,
Sun. 2pm; $5; for information, call 319-335-2700, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside
Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.UIowa.edu, Thu Oct 6 thru Sun
Oct 9

Flowers for Algernon, David Rogers’ adaptation of

Daniel Keyes’ novel that inspired the Oscar-winning
“Charly,” directed by Dana Moss-Peterson; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $12; for tickets and information,
call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, 600 Hk
Robinson Dr, Geneseo IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Oct 6 thru
Sun Oct 16

Me & Jezebel, Elizabeth L. Fuller’s comedy about Bette
Davis stuck in suburbia; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Thu. & Sun.
2pm; $12-30; for information and tickets, call 319-6226262, Old Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail,
Middle Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Oct 6 thru
Sun Nov 13

Katherine DiSavino; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Wed., Thu., & Sun.
2pm; $12-30; for information and tickets, call 319-6226262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA,
OldCreamery.com, Thu Oct 13 thru Sun Nov 6

Smoke in a Mason Jar, a production of Hoejeong

Yoo’s play in the theatre department’s Workshop Series;
free, but ticket required; for information, call 319-3352700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building,
200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.UIowa.edu,
8pm Fri Oct 14 and Sat Oct 15

Tribes, held in the Grandon Studio; Nina Raine drama

about a family with a hearing-impaired child; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $18-24; for tickets and information,
call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Oct 21 thru Sun
Nov 6

Peter Rabbit Tales, an (Enchantment Theater

Company presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage
Center Performing Arts Series; for information and
tickets, call 563-585-7469, John and Alice Butler Hall,
University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St,
Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 2pm Sun Oct 23

Wicked, touring production of the Tony-winning

musical smash; scheduled performances Tue.-Sat.; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, Wed Oct
26 thru Sun Nov 6

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THEATRE / Performances /
Outlying Areas / Opening in October

The Girl Who Came Out the Wrong Way, a

production of Caitlin Rose Edwards’ play in the theatre
department’s Gallery Series, directed by Taylor Stuart;
Thu.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $5; for information, call
319-335-2700, Theatre B - University of Iowa, Theatre
Building, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.
UIowa.edu, Thu Oct 27 thru Sun Oct 30

The Taming, Lauren Gunderson’s three-woman

political comedy, directed by Angie Toomsen; Thu.-Sat.
7:30pm, Sun 2pm; $18-30; for information and tickets,
call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St,
Iowa City IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri Oct 28 thru Sun
Nov 13

Opening in November
Ghost Limb, a production of Marisela Orta’s play in

the theatre department’s Gallery Series; Thu.-Sat. 8pm,
Sun. 2pm; $5; for information, call 319-335-2700, Theatre
B - University of Iowa, Theatre Building, 200 N. Riverside
Dr, Iowa City IA, Theatre.UIowa.edu, Thu Nov 3 thru
Sun Nov 6

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Christopher

11th at 5pm; for information, call 563-484-4210 or e-mail
tickets@prenzieplayers.com, QC Theatre Workshop,
1730 Wilkes Ave, Davenport IA, PrenziePlayers.com,
6:30pm Thu Sep 8 and Sat Sep 10

Events
Kim & Donna Brunner Theatre Center Opening
Celebration, an evening of light hors d’oeuvres and

a champagne toast in celebrating the past and looking
towards the future of Augustana theatre arts; $25; for
information and tickets, call 309-794-7306, Kim and
Donna Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750
7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 7pm Thu Oct 13

Genesius Guild 60th-Anniversary Banquet,

celebrate the Guild’s six decades of providing classic
Greek drama, Greek comedy, Shakespeare, opera, ballet,
and music in a gathering also celebrating the retirement
of Guild founder and president Don Wooten; time and
venue TBA, Genesius.org, Thu Oct 27

DANCE

Performances

Durang’s Tony-winning Chekhovian comedy, directed by
Eric Forsythe; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; for information
and tickets, call 319-335-1160, The University of Iowa’s
David Thayer Theatre, 200 N. Riverside Dr, Iowa City IA,
Theatre.UIowa.edu, Thu Nov 10 thru Sat Nov 19

Winter Wonderettes, holiday-themed musical-

Rockin’ Road to Dublin, rock, irish music, and fancy

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, held in the auditorium;

Tony-winning stage adaptation of Disney’s Oscarwinning animated smash; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2:30pm; $26-40; for tickets and information, call 319-3668591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Nov 18 thru Sun Nov 20

Sossy Mechanics Presents: Swingin’ in the Ring,
Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan in a romantic
comedy that brings boxing and ballroom dance head
to head; for tickets and information, call 309-342-2299,
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St, Galesburg IL,
GalesburgOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Sat Nov 19

Auditions & Calls For Entry
Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, auditions for

footwork in a touring production created by the 2009
World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty; $29-49;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third
St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 7

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age, for information,

call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 11:55am Sun Oct 16

Step Afrika! presents The Migration: Reflections
of Jacob Lawrence, Step Afrika’s new signature work,

is based on Jacob Lawrence’s iconic series of paintings
charting the African-American movement from south
to north in the early 1900s; each piece incorporates
the images, color palette, and motifs of one or more
of the paintings to tell the migration story through
body percussion and dance; $10-35; for tickets and
information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101
East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 7:30pm
Thu Oct 20

Dracula, Ballet Quad Cities presents Domingo Rubio in

the stage adaptation of the beloved holiday movie,
directed by Katherine Bergman and Janet Bergman,
running Dec. 2 - 11; be prepared to sing and read from
the script; for information, call 319-462-4793, Starlighters
II Theatre, 200 E. Main St, Anamosa IA, Starlighters.org,
7pm Mon Sep 5 thru Wed Sep 7

the dance piece inspired by Bram Stroker’s 1897 novel,
choreographed by Deanna Carter, and featuring music
from Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Maurice Ravel, Bella
Bartok, and more; $15-25; for information and tickets,
call 309-786-3779, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1800 7th Ave,
Moline IL, BalletQuadCities.com, 7:30pm Fri Oct 21 and
Sat Oct 22

As You Like It, auditions for the Prenzie Players’ early-

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream, for information,

December production of William Shakespeare’s comedy,
directed by Kitty Israel; Thu. 6:30pm, Sat. 5pm; be
prepared to read from the script; callbacks Sunday the

Davina & the Vagabonds @ The Redstone Room - October 23

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, an evening of genre-

hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance with
the Minneapolis dance troupe Rhythmic Circus and
“Heatbox,” the human beatbox; $12-19; for information
and tickets, call 563-333-6251, Galvin Fine Arts Center,
St. Ambrose University, 2101 N. Gaines St, Davenport IA,
SAU.edu/galvin, 7:30pm Sat Sep 17

comedy sequel to “The Marvelous Wonderettes”;
Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Wed., Sat., & Sun. 2pm; $12-30; for
information and tickets, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu
Nov 17 thru Sun Nov 20

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call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 12:55pm Sun Nov 6

Step Afrika!, professional-dance tourists perform a

presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at Heritage Center
Performing Arts Series; times vary; for information and
tickets, call 563-585-7469, John and Alice Butler Hall,
University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St,
Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 7:30pm Tue Nov 15

Classes & Ongoing Events
September
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, offering
classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning,
Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet, for ages 3 to adult;
all classes taught by the company’s professional dancers;
for information and to register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet
Quad Cities School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island IL,
BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Sep 1 thru Fri Sep 30

Belly Dancing, Wednesdays thru Oct. 12; a communityeducation class, location TBA; $36; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
7pm Wed Sep 7

Eastern Chapter, Polka Club of Iowa Dance: Karl
& the Country Dutchmen, featuring polkas, waltzes,
and fox trots; $10/person, free for ages 20 & under; for
information, call 563-285-4123, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E
Bryant St, Walcott IA, 1:30pm Sun Sep 11

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Sep 19

Beginning Ballroom Dancing, Tuesdays thru Oct. 25;
a community-education class, location TBA; $52/couple;

for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Tue Sep 20

Lyle Beaver Dance, $10; for information, call 563-349-

1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott IA, 7pm
Fri Sep 23

October & November
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,

offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet,
for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s
professional dancers; for information and to register, call
309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, 617
17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Sat Oct 1
thru Tue Nov 22

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Oct 17

Hoop Dance, Wednesdays thru Nov. 30; a community-

education class, location TBA; $42; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
7pm Wed Oct 26

Beginning Ballroom Dancing, Mondays thru Dec. 12;
a community-education class, location TBA; $52/couple;
for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Mon Nov 7

Social Dancing, Tuesdays thru Dec. 13; a communityeducation class, location TBA; $52/couple; for

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information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Tue Nov 8

Stube Moline Blackhawk Room, 417 15th St, Moline IL,
Bier-Stube.com, 8pm Sat Sep 17

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

comedian and TV star; $50-150; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7pm Thu Sep 22

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Nov 21

COMEDY
Scott & Rock Island Counties
September
The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch comedy

Jerry Seinfeld, an evening with the legendary standup

October
ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy

with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Oct 1
thru Sat Oct 29

Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch

with the area comedians; for information, call 563676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island IL,
BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Oct 1 thru Sat Oct 29

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for
information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W. Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm Thu Sep 1 thru
Thu Sep 29

ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy

with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Sep 2
thru Fri Sep 30

Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Sep 30

The Blacklist: Shots Against Humanity, traveling

show with Davenport’s improv and sketch comedians;
for information, call 309-797-3049, Bier Stube Moline
Blackhawk Room, 417 15th St, Moline IL, Facebook.com/
blacklistcomedy, 8pm Sat Sep 3

Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Sep 3 thru Sat Sep 24

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Sep 4 thru Sun Sep 25

Rock Into Murder, an interactive comedy/mystery and
dinner with the It’s a Mystery troupe; $39.95; for tickets
and information, call 563-344-9187, Skellington Manor
Even Center, 420 18th St, Rock Island IL, Skellington
Manor.com, 6:30pm Fri Sep 9

Chics with Bics Wine & Pajama Night, variety

comedy featuring improv and standup with Jessica
Gordon, Becky Reynolds, Jasmine Ashcroft, Heather
Nobiling, and Nikki Gillette, and conversations with
the audience hosted by Nobiling; for ages 18+, $10; for
information, e-mail nicholgillette@gmail.com, Bier

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Oct 2 thru Sun Oct 30

The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch

comedy with the area comedians; for information, call
563-676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island
IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm Thu Oct 6 thru Thu
Oct 27

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for
information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W. Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm Thu Oct 6 thru
Thu Oct 27

Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Oct 7 thru Fri Oct 28

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy, all-new

standup-comedy sets with the Blue Collar Comedians
at 5 & 8pm; $59.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
Sat Oct 8

Show Us Your Pokeballs, a nerd-themed comedy

show; $10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock
Island IL, TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Oct 29

November
The Blacklist, on Thursdays; improv and sketch

comedy with the area comedians; for information, call
563-676-9193, Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St, Rock Island
IL, BlacklistComedy.com, 8:30pm Thu Nov 3 thru Thu
Nov 17

The Only Comedy Show in Town, on Thursdays;

standup and sketch comedy with host Andrew King; for
information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W. Third St, Davenport IA, 8:30pm Thu Nov 3 thru
Thu Nov 17

Studio Series Friday, Fridays at 9:30pm; sketch

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Nov 4 thru Fri Nov 18

ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy

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the touring entertainers; $35-47.50; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Sep 30

October & November

with the area’s long-running improv troupe; $12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail
Info@ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St, Rock Island IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Fri Nov 4
thru Sat Nov 19

John Waters: Filthier & Dirtier, an evening with

Studio Series Saturday, Saturdays at 9:30pm; sketch

Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote, political sketch

comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or
free with CSz ticket; for tickets and information, call 309786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St, Rock Island IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, Sat Nov 5 thru Sat Nov 19

Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for

information, call 563-424-5506, Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA, Facebook.com/EastVillageCoffee,
10pm Sun Nov 6 thru Sun Nov 20

Outlying Areas
September
Brett Erickson, an evening with the comedian and co-host
of the Los Angeles-based show “Punch at the Pikey”; $10-12;
for tickets and information, call 319-362-8133, Penguin’s
Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 7:30pm Sun Sep 4

Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for

information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St, Iowa City IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 9pm Mon
Sep 5 thru Mon Sep 26

Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-3630606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, Wed Sep 7 thru
Wed Sep 28

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, an evening

with the touring humorist and “The Daily Show”
correspondent; $26.50; for tickets and information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington St,
Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 8pm Fri Sep 9

Adam Hunter, an evening with the touring comedian

and “Last Comic Standing” finalist; $12-15; for tickets
and information, call 319-362-8133, Penguin’s Comedy
Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids IA,
PenguinsComedyClub.com, 7:30pm Fri Sep 9 thru Sat Sep 10

Brett Walkow, an evening with the touring comedian;

$12-15; for tickets and information, call 319-362-8133,
Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE,
Cedar Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 7:30pm Fri
Sep 16 thru Sat Sep 17

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will
Forget for the Rest of Your Life, an evening of banter
and banjos with the legendary comedians; $90-150;
for tickets and information, call 319-335-1160, Hancher
Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA, Hancher.
UIowa.edu, 7:30pm Sat Sep 24

Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You’re
Electing, song parodies and political satire with

the cult filmmaker, author, and comedian; $30-100;
for tickets and information, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.
org, 7pm Sat Oct 1
comedy in a presentation in the 2016-2017 Live at
Heritage Center Performing Arts Series; for information
and tickets, call 563-585-7469, John and Alice Butler Hall,
University of Dubuque Heritage Center, 2255 Bennett St,
Dubuque IA, Dbq.edu/heritagecenter, 2pm Sun Oct 2

Honeycombs of Comedy, on Mondays; $3-5; for

information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St, Iowa City IA, IowaCityYachtClub.org, 9pm Mon
Oct 3 thru Mon Nov 21

Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-3630606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar
Rapids IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, Wed Oct 5 thru
Wed Nov 16

Eric Andre, an evening with the touring comedian

and host of Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show”; $26.50;
for information and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert
Theatre, 221 East Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.
org, 8pm Sat Oct 8

An Evening with Garrison Keillor, stories and

anecdotes with the former host of NPR’s “A Prairie Home
Companion”; $47.50-70; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL,
PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7pm Wed Oct 19

Cheech & Chong, concert with the legendary,

Grammy-winning comedians, performing with special
guest Shelby Chong; $35-65; for tickets and information,
call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event Center, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside IA, RIBCO.com, 8pm Sat Oct 29

MUSEUMS

Exhibits

The Discovery of King Tut, a 14,800-square-foot

touring exhibition featuring nearly 1,000 reproductions
of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s Egyptian tomb,
audio tours based on Howard Carter’s diaries, video
documentaries, and extensive texts, and more; $8-19
w/ $7-8 museum admission, $5 add-on for screenings of
“Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs”; for information, call
563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, thru Mon Sep 5

100 Years of Hollywood: The Laemmle Effect,

exhibit on German immigrant Carl Laemmle, who
founded Universal Studios in 1915 and saved hundreds
of Jews from Nazi Germany; Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission; for information, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center, 712 W.
2nd St, Davenport IA, GAHC.org, thru Sun Oct 30

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Exhibits

Ain’t Misbehavin’? The World of the Gangster, the

exhibit explores how Prohibition changed the landscape
of the country and gave rise to the gangster world
and their illegal activities; learn about bootleggers,
speakeasies, the jazz age, the FBI, and more; 9am-5pm
daily; for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum, 210 Parkside Dr, West
Branch IA, Hoover.Archives.gov, thru Sun Oct 23

Birthplace Centennial Quilt Display, this piece in

the visitor center pays tribute to National Park units in
all 50 states, with each square representing a different
park; for information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover
National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West Branch IA,
NPS.gov/heho, thru Tue Nov 22

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,
discover the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam;
immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and traditions
as you try on a giant lion dance mask, pose for an
interactive family photo, and create a fireworks display;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Sep 24 thru
Tue Nov 22

Events
Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Sep 6

Meet Theodore Roosevelt, meet our 26th President

of the United States, an American statesman, soldier,
author, explorer, reformer, and protector of public lands;
as portrayed by Joe Wiegand, Roosevelt will be at the
Putnam for a discussion and Q&A on our national parks
followed by a viewing of “National Parks 3D” on the giant
screen; $10; for information, contact Octavia HoutekierBoyd at ohboyd@putnam.org or 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, 2pm Sun Sep 11

Family Fun Night at the Putnam Museum, spend

time with our educators as you discover types of
alternative energy, build a solar car and exert some of
your own energy in our Science Center; all activities that
take place in our Grand Lobby are free to the public, and
general-museum admission is required to experience
the museum and science center, and movie prices apply
to view films; for information, contact Octavia HoutekierBoyd at ohboyd@putnam.org or 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, 5pm Fri Sep 16

Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Oct 4

Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

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St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 8pm Sun
Sep 4

The Neverending Story, screenings of the family

fantasy film; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, Sun Sep 4 thru Wed Sep 7

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love the Bomb, screenings of Stanley

Kubrick’s 1964 end-of-the-world comedy; Sun. & Wed. 2
& 7pm; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport
IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, Sun Sep 18 thru Wed
Sep 21

To Joey, with Love, inspirational tale of the husband-

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Nov 1

Secret Screening Tropicana, a screening in the Vino

Special Needs Night, we turn off some of the louder

and meet its Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kelly Rundle
in a “Lifelong Learner Lunch” presentation; $23; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Quad City
Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, BHC.edu/
lifelong, 11:30am Wed Sep 7

Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katharine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Sep 21

Recent Releases, enjoy popcorn and lemonade while

The Limits of Control + Shorts, a screening of Jim

exhibits and keep the crowd to a maximum of 100;
a great way to meet new friends and families; $7; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Fri Nov 4

MOVIES
September
Independent Movie Night, an Independent Movie

Night screening with a discussion afterward; based on
actual events, the film follows an Islamic suicide bomber
and the Israeli special agent determined to stop him;
may contain adult content; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Thu Sep 1

Rob Zombie’s 31, one-night-only presentation of

the horror director’s story of five carnival workers who
are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held
hostage in a large compound; for information, call 563441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
7pm Thu Sep 1

To Catch a Thief, a Summer on the Hill screening on

the Art Center lawn beginning at dusk; bring lawn chairs,
blankets, and refreshments; free; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, Thu Sep 1

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an Egyptian

edu-documentary on the giant screen; for tickets and
showtimes, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, Thu Sep 1 thru Mon Sep 5

Dungeons & Dragons: PAX West, D&D fans will be

able to join fans across the country to watch the bestof-the-best play at the sold-out PAX West gaming event
live from Seattle; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd

Vérité series that includes a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres,
and a filmmaker reception; $20-25; for information, call
319-358-2555, FilmScene, 118 E. College St, Iowa City IA,
ICFilmScene.org, 7pm Sun Sep 4

Letters Home to Hero Street, view the documentary

watching a new release on the big screen; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Sep 9

Labyrinth, 30th-anniversary screenings of the fantasy

film starring David Bowie; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, Sun Sep 11 thru Wed Sep 14

Sixteen Candles, a rooftop screening of John Hughes’
1984 high-school comedy; for information, call 319358-2555, FilmScene, 118 E. College St, Iowa City IA,
ICFilmScene.org, 8pm Sun Sep 11

Snowden Live, the opportunity to hear directly

from the man who inspired the film and the filmmaker
who brought his story to life during a live satellite
conversation between Oliver Stone and Edward
Snowden; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 6:30pm Wed
Sep 14

Digimon Adventure: Tri. Chapter 1 – Reunion, the

first chapter of a screen franchise presented by Fathom
Events, Eleven Arts, and TOEI Animation; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Thu Sep 15

Red Hot Jazz, local artist Bruce Walters’ film on the

Roaring ’20s at its inception, with flappers, musicians,
artists, the horrors of WWI, and the spark of creativity
interweaving at a dance in Bix Beiderbecke’s hometown;
with dance scenes shot in the Coliseum Ballroom,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, and the Vickie Anne
Palmer Hall, and a special appearance by Josh Duffee,
WQPT-TV, RedHotJazzFilm.com, 8pm Sat Sep 17.

and-wife duo of Rory and Joey Feek; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Tue Sep 20

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

Jarmusch’s crime drama in the “Cinema at the Figge”
series sponsored by Ford Photography; 5pm food
and beer by the Brothers Parris, 6pm short films, 7pm
feature; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/
events/647889312031164/, 5pm Fri Sep 23

Finding Dory, bring a blanket and the family and

enjoy the Pixar blockbuster while next to the pond; for
information, call 309-341-5301, Carl Sandburg College,
2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg IL, Sandburg.edu/50,
7pm Fri Sep 23

Showtime at Silvis, raised by wolves, a young

man-cub embarks on a journey of self-discovery while
attempting to flee the jungle from the threat of a man
hating tiger; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
1:30pm Sat Sep 24

Manhattan Short Film Festival, screenings of works

from among 500-plus entries from 40-plus countries; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Levitt Auditorium - Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA,
MSFilmFest.com, Sun Sep 25 thru Thu Sep 29

Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation, one-

night-only screening of the film in which a billion people
around the globe suddenly vanish and chaos engulfs the
nation; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA,
Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7pm Wed Sep 28

October
Manhattan Short Film Festival, screenings of works

from among 500-plus entries from 40-plus countries; for
information, call 515-277-4405, Levitt Auditorium - Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA,
MSFilmFest.com, 1:30pm Sun Oct 2

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The Shining, screenings of Stanley Kubrick’s horror

National Theatre Live: Hamlet, an HD screening

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein, stage adaptation

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

classic based on the Stephen King novel; Sun. & Wed. 2 &
7pm; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport
IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, Sun Oct 23 thru Wed
Oct 26
of the Mary Shelley horror story directed by Danny Boyle,
starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 7pm Tue Oct 25

Met Opera: Don Giovanni Encore, an HD screening
of Mozart’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 6:30pm
Wed Oct 26

Rifftrax Live: Carnival of Souls, Mike Nelson and the

Keith Urban @ iWireless Center - October 27
Alloy Orchestra: Man with a Movie Camera, 1929

documentary on a day in the live of the Soviet Union,
scored by the famed ensemble of multi-instrumentalist
Terry Donahue, director and percussionist Ken Winokur,
and keyboardist Roger C. Miller; $17-20; for information
and tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, 7pm Wed Oct 5

Independent Movie Night, enjoy a film with a

discussion afterward; this story puts both the danger
and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the
shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary
circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years;
may contain adult content; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm
Thu Oct 6

Recent Releases, enjoy popcorn and lemonade while

watching a new release on the big screen; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Oct 14

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age, for information,

call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 11:55am Sun Oct 16

Iowa at the Movies, free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
Oct 18

Afternoon Classic Films, relax while Henry Fonda,

of Wagner’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11am
Sat Oct 8

Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katharine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Oct 19

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde Encore, an HD

Met Opera: Don Giovanni, an HD screening of

Met Opera: Tristan und Isolde, an HD screening

screening of Wagner’s opera; for information, call 563441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
6:30pm Wed Oct 12

Mozart’s opera; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave
Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St,
Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 11:55am Sat
Oct 22

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of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy directed by Lyndsey
Turner, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Tue Nov 15
Audrey Hepburn, Rock Hudson, Katharine Hepburn, and
some of your all-time favorites deliver the glitter and grit
of yesteryear’s Hollywood; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch,
6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
2pm Wed Nov 16

SPORTS
September

Mystery Science Theater ‘bots attack the 1962 horror
film; Thu. 7pm, Mon. 7:30pm; for information, call 563441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/theatre-1090,
7pm Thu Oct 27

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County
Cougars, minor-league baseball; 7pm; $6-12; for tickets

Showtime at Silvis, two of Earth’s celebrated mutants

Quad Cities River Bandits vs. Kane County
Cougars, minor-league baseball; $6-12; for tickets and

come together to lead a team of inexperienced mutants
to stop the destruction of the world; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Oct 29

Rifftrax Live: Carnival of Souls, Mike Nelson and the

Mystery Science Theater ‘bots attack the 1962 horror
film; for information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA,
Cinemark.com/theatre-1090, 7:30pm Mon Oct 31

November
Independent Movie Night, enjoy a film with a

discussion afterward; a lone stranger plans to settle a
score long forgotten by everyone but him; may contain
adult content; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Nov 3

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream, for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 12:55pm Sun Nov 6

Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, for

information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, 7:30pm Mon Nov 7

Recent Releases, enjoy popcorn and lemonade while

watching a new release on the big screen; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Nov 11

and information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Sep 1

information, call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen
Park, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Sep 2

Rock Island Grand Prix, annual professional go-kart

racing event, with food vendors, family activities, and
more; free; for information, call 309-788-6311, The
District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island IL, RockIslandGrandPrix.com, 8am Sat Sep 3 and
Sun Sep 4

Team of Dreams Celebrity Dinner, held in

conjunction with the Sept. 4 event in which Major
League Baseball’s most celebrated players play a
celebrity game on the “Field of Dreams” field, with
a roster including Reggie Jackson, Ted Simmons,
Ozzie Smith, and Johnny Bench; dinner will be served
alongside stories of player’s glory days and the journeys
that led them there; for information, call 563-845-7698 or
563-845-7698, Grand River Center, 500 Bell St, Dubuque
IA, TravelDubuque.com, Sat Sep 3

Team of Dreams Event, Major League Baseball’s most

celebrated players play a celebrity game, with a roster
including Reggie Jackson, Ted Simmons, Ozzie Smith,
Johnny Bench, Curt Schilling, Iván Rodríguez, Fergie
Jenkins, Lee Smith, Robin Yount, Willie McGee, and
Steve Carlton; with an autograph session, a performance
by Nashville musicians LANco, the Ghost Players on
the field, and a screening of “Field of Dreams”; for
information, call 563-845-7698 or 563-845-7698, Field
of Dreams, 53 S. Court St, Fairfield, TravelDubuque.com,
Sun Sep 4

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September through November

student athletes; $150 includes green fees, cart, box
lunch, drink tickets, hole events, and steak dinner; $1500;
for information, contact Missy Lamantia at 563-333-5737
or LamantiaMilissaA@sau.edu, Emeis Golf Course, 4500
West Central Park Ave, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 10am
Fri Sep 9

Figge Art Museum

T

here are four current exhibitions at
Davenport’s Figge Art Museum scheduled to end their runs this fall, and ... .
Wait a minute. What are you doing
reading this? Haven’t you heard?! Four
Figge exhibits are ending their runs this
fall! Get over there pronto!
If, however, you’re too glued to this
article to leave it (and Lord knows I’d
Rembrandt’s Abraham’s Sacrifice
understand), let me at least tell you

on display October 8 - January 15
what to be on the lookout for after you
do enter the Figge doors. On display
through September 4, and co-sponsored by Tallgrass QC, Picturing the Prairie celebrates the biodiversity and beauty of the endangered tallgrass prairie, and features
photographs, sculptures, watercolors, and more by regional artists Terry Evans, Jin
Lee, Mary Merkel Hess, George Olson, Randy Richmond, and Radim Schrieber.
David Plowden: An American Master, running through September 11, boasts more
than 70 images from the noted photographer’s 60-year career, exploring the rural
landscape through images ranging from oceans of grain to intricate bridge spans to
motel parking lots.
You still have until September 25 to view the Figge’s expansive memorabilia collection that composes The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from the Willard
Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection – 110 Oz-related objects including first editions
of L. Frank Baum’s books, original sketches, toys, games, and the Wicked Witch’s
actual hourglass from the 1939 movie. And on October 30, after nearly a year-long
run, the Figge will officially close the curtain on Clay: Traditions in Shards, an exhibition of exquisite craftsmanship and color curated by Dale Fisher of the University
of Iowa Museum of Art.
But while the Figge taketh away, the Figge also giveth, with a full seven new
exhibitions taking the place of those departing four this autumn. Three of the
season’s new arrivals, in fact, will be landing on the same Saturday in September
10’s combined debut of American Scene on Paper, Living Proof Exhibit: Cancer
Survivor Art, and Material Translations. Ranging in subject from nostalgic country
life to satiric city scenes, the works in American Scene on Paper (on display through
January 1) deliver a vision of the American experience in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s
through the talents of such timeless artists as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton,
Martin Lewis, and Edward Hopper. Living Proof (through October 16) showcases
some five dozen works by area cancer survivors in an inspiring testament to the
creative spirit. Meanwhile, Material Translations (through November 27) is the latest
University of Iowa Museum of Art exhibit to find a temporary home at the Figge,
and presents sculptures and installations in combination with two-dimensional
examples of how artists develop ideas through a variety of materials and media.
Beginning on October 1 and running through February 12, Rose Frantzen’s
multi-layered installation Portrait of Maquoketa is a celebratory collection of 180
portraits of citizens ranging in age from a few weeks to well over 90, combined with
34 vertical panels offering panoramic views of the artist’s Iowa hometown. On display from October 8 through January 15, Rembrandt & the Jews: The Berger Print
Collection boasts a collection of 22 etchings by the Dutch master that explore the
relationship between the legendary artist and the Jewish residents of his Amsterdam
neighborhood, and is presented alongside works of other notable Dutch artisans of
the period. You’ll have from September 3 to November 6 to view the multimedia
installation of video and photographic works in the Southwestern-flavored Lily
McElroy Controls the Sun & Other Selfless Acts.
Visual art, meanwhile, gets a bit of a musical spin in the Figge’s forthcoming Giving
the Devil His Due: The Art of Gary Kelley. A collection of drawings and monotypes on
display from September 17 through December 31, this exhibition showcases Kelley’s
visualized takes on two musicians – the 19th Century violinist and guitarist Nicole
Paganini and the 20th Century blues guitarist Robert Johnson – who, according to
legend, achieved perfection by selling their souls to the devil. For the record, I would
never do that, as it’s far more satisfying to strive for perfection via endless hours of
hard work and sleepless nights. Also, the devil never returns my calls.
For more on the Figge Art Museum’s fall exhibits and events, call (563)326-7804
or visit FiggeArtMuseum.org. – Mike Schulz

SPORTS /
September

Fighting Bee Golf Classic, fundraiser for SAU’s

Spring Forward Scramble, $60/person includes

green fees, cart, and lunch; 11am-noon check-in, noon
shotgun start; best-ball prizes for flights; , Saukie Golf
Course, 3101 38th St, Rock Island IL, SpringForwardQCA.
org, 11am Sat Sep 10

WWE Live, touring wrestling event with superstars

including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The New Day,
Natalya, Becky Lunch, and more; $18.50-108.50; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River
Dr, Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm Fri Sep 23

October & November
Third-Annual TLP Golf Classic, fundraiser for

the Timber Lake Playhouse; 1pm shotgun start; $50;
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Lake
Carroll Golf Course, 29-11 Ironwood Dr, Lanark IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, 1pm Sat Oct 1

Caged Aggression XVIII “Next Level”, this event

will showcase over 40 professional and amateur fighters,
championship title fights, rematches, debuts, top
contender bouts, and more; 5pm doors, 6pm event; $3060; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Davenport RiverCenter,
136 E. 3rd St, Davenport IA, CagedAggressionEvents.
com, 6pm Sat Oct 8

Quad City Mallards vs. Fort Wayne Komets, minorleague professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7pm Fri Oct 14

Quad City Rollers Halloween Mixer, 10th-season

matches with the Quad Cities area’s all-female, allvolunteer flat-track roller derby league; 5pm doors, 6pm
matches; $10-12, ages 12 & under free; for information,
e-mail pr.marketing.qcr@gmail.com, Eldridge Skatepark,
400 16th Ave, Eldridge IA, 6pm Sat Oct 22

Quad City Mallards vs. Missouri Mavericks, minorleague professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 6:30pm Wed
Oct 26

Quad City Mallards vs. Tulsa Oilers, minor-league

professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information and
tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7pm Sat Oct 29

Quad City Mallards vs. Cincinnati Cyclones, minorleague professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 4pm Sun Nov 6

Quad City Mallards vs. Toledo Walleye, minor-

league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, 7pm Fri Nov 11

Quad City Mallards vs. Wheeling Nailers, minor-

league professional ice hockey; $10-28; for information
and tickets, call 309-277-1364, iWireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline IL, MyQCMallards.net, Sat Nov 19 and
Sun Nov 20

OTHER EVENTS
September
Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar

Nahant Marsh Nature Hike, join our naturalists for

a guided hike around the Marsh; trails are mostly flat
terrain; grab your binoculars or camera and explore the
wonder of the wetlands; $5-7; for information, call 563336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport
IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Sat Sep 3

Free Tours of Locks and Dam #15, tours at 10am &

2pm on Saturdays and Sundays; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes are
preferred; for information and to reserve, call 309-7945338, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Arsenal Island,
Davenport IA, MissRiver.org, Sat Sep 3 and Sun Sep 4

Labor Day Weekend Celebration, period-dressed

friends demonstrate crafts & sell their wares; with Wild
West skits by the Wapsi Wranglers, food, watermelon
slices & ice cream for sale, children’s games, makeit-take-it crafts, old-time music, and more; $1-2; for
information, call 563-328-3283, Dan Nagle Walnut
Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St, Long Grove IA,
ScottCountyIowa.com/conservation, 11am Sun Sep 4
and Mon Sep 5

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Sep 5 thru Mon Sep 26

Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Sep 27

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed
Sep 7

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Sep 28

Roadside Farmer’s Market, on Wednesdays;

for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed
Sep 28

The Magic of David Casas, on Wednesdays;

sleight-of-hand magic while you dine on Kids Night; for
information, call 563-355-9643, Applebee’s - Elmore,
3838 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, DavidCasasMagic.com,
6pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Sep 28

Chicago Food Bus Trip: Chicago Farmers’ Market
and Ethnic Neighborhoods, led by Chef Stephanie

Godke; $90; for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline IL, BHC.edu/food, 7am Thu
Sep 8

University of Illinois Extension: Farm
Connections Tour, enjoy a tour of Creekside Vineyards
and wine tasting; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 5pm Thu Sep 8

Hancher Auditorium Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
and Open House, a ribbon-cutting at 3pm followed by
tours of the new facility; free; for information, call 319335-1160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa
City IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 3pm Fri Sep 9

September Star Party, the last Star Party of the year

beginning at sunset; free; for information, contact
Robert Mitchell at 563-333-6141, St. Ambrose Menke
Observatory, Wapsi River Environmental Center, Dixon
IL, SAU.edu, 8pm Sat Sep 10

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29

Row the Miss Regatta, participate in or watch the

First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and

Astronomy Viewing Night, join Popular Astronomy

cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.,
wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music, restaurant
specials, and many shops open late, Downtown LeClaire
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Sep 2

Quad Cities’ rowing competition on the Mississippi; for
information, e-mail Amy Johnson at ajohnson@ymcatr.
org, RiverAction.org, Sat Sep 10
Club members as they show you how to see the stars,
moon, Mars, and Saturn; members will bring their
Portable Mobile Observatory, high-powered telescopes,
and expertise; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,

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Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 8pm Sat Sep 10

Family Outdoor eXplorations: Prairie Insects,

learn about their habitats, food sources, and
adaptations; participants will use nets to catch insects
found in Nahant’s prairie; monarchs will be migrating
at this time and we will have tags available; $3-7; for
information, call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 10am Sat
Sep 10

Hike for Hounds & Fine Wine for Felines to
Support of QC Paws, live music from 2-5pm provided
by Frankie Joe & Kinfolk; advanced registration
required; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Sep 10

Nick Teddy 5K, on Main Street and Great River Trail;

annual fundraiser for the Nick Teddy Foundation; help
us celebrate the memory of Port Byron native Nick Strub,
who died of complications from Ewing’s sarcoma at age
29 in November 2011 with a five-mile run, the 5K run/
walk, Family Fun Run, and Teddy Trot for the little ones;
proceeds benefit Ewing’s sarcoma research and local
families affected by the disease; five-mile & 5K (9am) $35;
Family Fun Run (all ages, one-mile, 10am) $20; Teddy
Trot (ages 8 and under, follows Family Fun Run) $25;
includes t-shirt and after-party; for information, e-mail
race@nickteddy.org or foundation@nickteddy.org or
call 309-798-3081, Downtown Port Byron, Port Byron IL,
NickTeddy5K.com, 9am Sat Sep 10

Quad City Lip Sync Battle, monthly competition;

$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Sep 10

Second Saturday in LeClaire, including Twilight

Sightseeing Cruises at 11am and 1pm, Downtown
LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com/events.html, Sat Sep 10

The LeClaire Civic Club’s Annual Ribeye Steak
Dinner, proceeds benefit the charitable activities which
include a subcommittee’s benevolent fund, support of
local not-for-profits through trivia nights, contributions
to community improvement projects, food drives,

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and other activities; in addition to indoor seating and
take-out options, dinner includes a beverage, vegetable,
baked potato, fresh rolls, and dessert; the club will be
providing seating under tents adjacent to its riverfront
parking lot; $10-12; for tickets, call 563-639-4621,
LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire IA, 11am
Sat Sep 10

Celtic Festival and Highland Games, annual

Wines for the Canines and Felines, fundraising

Our Big Fat Greek Festival, featuring food, dancing,

event hosted by QC Paws; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave,
Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, Sat Sep 10

Hancher Auditorium Open House, enjoy a tour of

the new facility; free; for information, call 319-335-1160,
Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA,
Hancher.UIowa.edu, 2pm Sun Sep 11

Quad Cities Food Hub’s Food-to-Table Dinner,

dining event featuring culinary creations by local chefs
and live music, Quad Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421
W. River Dr, Davenport IA, QCFoodHub.com, 6:30pm
Wed Sep 14

Booked for the Night: A Novel Event, a celebration

of the library’s 10th anniversary at its current location,
and a fundraiser for technology updates and upgrades;
with food, live entertainment, a silent auction, and more;
$40; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm
Thu Sep 15

Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia, $10; for

tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu Sep 15

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, traditional

burlesque and vaudeville entertainment with the area
artists and emcee Joshua Kahn; sandwich baskets
and appetizers available for purchase; $16-18; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Sep 16 and Sat
Sep 17

celebration of Celtic culture, with feats of strength,
dancing competitions, live music, medieval-battle
recreations, vendors, food, children’s activities, and
more; Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm, Centennial Park, 315 S.
Marquette St, Davenport IA, CelticHighlandGames.org,
Fri Sep 16 and Sat Sep 17
presentations, a wine tasting, children’s activities, and
more; ages 12 & under free; for information, call 309786-8163, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 2930 31st
Avenue, Rock Island IL, StGeorgeRI.il.goarch.org, Fri Sep
16 and Sat Sep 17

All Saints Episcopal Church Annual Trivia Night
Fundraiser, fundraiser for their next mission trip to

a Native American Indian reservation in Pine Ridge,
South Dakota; opportunities to contribute include prize
baskets raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and the usual mulligans
and double points tickets will be for sale; you can
purchase water and pop there or take your own food and
beverages, alcohol included; 5pm doors, 6pm trivia; $10/
person; for information and to reserve, call 309-797-2515,
All Saints Episcopal Church Riverside Life Center, 2420
41st St, Moline IL, 6pm Sat Sep 17

Annual Twilight Dinner Cruise, prime rib dinner

and boarding 4:30-5pm, cruise 5-8 p.m; $45/person; for
information, contact Debbie Mulvania at 563-289-2265,
Downtown LeClaire IA, FirstCentralSB.com, 5pm Sat
Sep 17

Brew Ha Ha, annual beer-tasting event hosted by

the Davenport Jaycees, with live music by Corporate
Rock and Stone Flowers Band, food vendors, and
more, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport IA,
JayceesQC.org, 1pm Sat Sep 17

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the fall night

sky; Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, and the moon will
be visible; we’ll also look for the Andromeda Galaxy,
M22, M13, & M92 (globular clusters), the Cooling Tower,
and the Coathanger Cluster; for information, call 309797-3120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7:30pm Sat Sep 17

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Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, led by

experienced birders; possible steep hikes and trails;
for information and to RSVP, call 563-676-9616, Buffalo
Shores Recreation Area, off Highway 22, Buffalo IA,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7am Sun Sep 18

River Action’s 11th Annual Taming of the Slough
Mississippi River Adventure Race, paddle,

mountain bike and run your way to the top in this annual
triathlon event; race individually or as a team, and
celebrate at the finish line’s post-race party with pizza
and beer; $25-35 registration, Empire Park, on the border
of Hampton on IL Rt. 84, East Moline IL, RiverAction.org,
7am Sun Sep 18

Wine & Wellness Series: Back to School Session,
$30 includes one hour of gentle yoga, mindfulness
workshop, wine, & healthy fare; advanced registration
required; drop-in yoga only based on availability ($12/
person); for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, noon Sun Sep 18

Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Sep 23

Quad Cities Fall Pride Festival, seasonal celebration

of LGBT culture with live music, vendors, and more; Fri.
4pm-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight; $7-10, $15/weekend,
ages 12 & under free, LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr,
Davenport IA, QuadCitiesFallPride.com, Fri Sep 23 and
Sat Sep 24

Manscape Male Burlesque Revue, $10-12; for

tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Sep 24

One-Mile Walk for Prostate Cancer, walk in honor or
in memory of a loved one, or to support awareness and
education efforts; $20-25, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, QCMarathon.org, 11am Sat Sep 24

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OTHER EVENTS /
September

St. Alban’s Trivia Night, tables of 8, $10/person;

bring your own food/beverages; with baked goods
for sale, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; 6pm doors; for
information, call Michelle at 563-349-4542 or St. Alban’s
at 563-386-4087, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 West
Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, 7pm Sat Sep 24

Galena Cellars Fall Harvest Festival, the Fever River

String Band will provide live music all afternoon as a
backdrop to wine tastings and vineyard tours, horsedrawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, a grape stomp, family
activities, and more; free admission, $5 grape stomp fee,
$7.50 vineyard tours; for information, call 815-777- 3235
or e-mail events@galenacellars.com, Galena Cellars
Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena IL, GalenaCellars.
com, noon Sat Sep 24

National Public Lands Day, for information, call 563873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument,
151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 10am Sat
Sep 24

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Open House,
beginning at dusk; view the skies through a 20-inch
telescope; for information, e-mail dhusna68@mchsi.
com, Jens-Wendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776
160th Ave, Calamus IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Sep 24

Sandburg’s 50th Anniversary Kickoff
Celebration, featuring a 1pm FAFSA Workshop and

tours of the main campus, a 2pm dedication of the Ann
Rhykerd-Asplund College of Nursing Building, a 3pm
retiree reception, and a 4-6:30pm family picnic with a
Euro bungee, bounce house, photo booth, face painting,
and music by Kurtis Simmons; for information, call 309341-5301, Carl Sandburg College, 2232 S Lake Storey Rd,
Galesburg IL, Sandburg.edu/50, 1pm Sat Sep 24

45th Annual CROP Hunger Walk, annual fundraising

and more; location and cost for individual events
will vary; for information, call 563-333-6290 or e-mail
alumni@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Fri Sep 30

October
Bier Stube Moline’s Oktoberfest 2016, annual

celebration featuring live music with Austria’s
Lederhosen Trio, award-winning sausages, schnitzels,
and ruebans, different European and local fest biers,
leg-wrestling, litre-holding, and Schweinehund, prizes,
and more; for information, call 309-797-3049, Bier Stube
Moline Biergarten, 415 15th St, Moline IL, Facebook.com/
events/275687062810780, Sat Oct 1

Nahant Marsh Nature Hike, join our naturalists for

a guided hike around the Marsh; trails are mostly flat
terrain; grab your binoculars or camera and explore the
wonder of the wetlands; $5-7; for information, call 563336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport
IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Sat Oct 1

Quad City Lip Sync Battle, monthly competition;

$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Oct 1

St. Ambrose University Homecoming, various

events will take place throughout the weekend to
welcome alumni and friends home; events will include
reunions, campus tours, a 5k run/walk, a football game,
and more; location and cost for individual events
will vary; for information, call 563-333-6290 or e-mail
alumni@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, Sat Oct 1 and Sun Oct 2

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Oct 3 thru Mon Oct 31

walk two miles around downtown Davenport, one mile
across the Centennial Bridge, and two miles around
the District of Rock Island, finishing up by crossing the
bridge back to the ballpark, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport IA, CUQCA.org, 2pm Sun Sep 25

Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar

Quad Cities Marathon, annual 26.2-mile event

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

composed of five races, four bridges, three cities,
two states, and one island, presented by Triumph
Community Bank; featuring the Quad Cities Marathon,
Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, and 5K; $75-95
registration, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
QCMarathon.org, 7:30am Sun Sep 25

Quad City’s Vintage Rods 45th Annual Car
Show, held in Lot 1 off 70th Street; the yearly event

will highlight more than 400 shiny, pampered vintage
automobiles owned by club members and other
collectors from around the Midwest; major door prizes
and awards will be presented at 2pm, with other prizes
and winners posted throughout the day; $2/person
suggested donation, $15 vehicle entry; for information,
contact Glenn Winter at 309-948-1852, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL,
QuadCitysVintageRods.com, 9am Sun Sep 25

Quad Cities Hob Nosh, enjoy food and beverages
from Quad Cities vendors while also enjoying the
company of several different area professionals;
the night will end with entertainment from The
Dueling Pianos of Andy Anderson & Mike Leeds;
$35-50; for information, call 563-823-2689, Rhythm
City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA,
QuadCitiesChamber.com, 5pm Thu Sep 29

The Wine Experience, this experience is designed

to educate while taking you on a tour through the
universe of wine; for information, call 563-289-4156, The
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA,
FaithfulPilot.com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 29

Bier Stube Moline’s Oktoberfest 2016, annual

celebration featuring live music with Austria’s
Lederhosen Trio, award-winning sausages, schnitzels,
and ruebans, different European and local fest biers,
leg-wrestling, litre-holding, and Schweinehund, prizes,
and more; for information, call 309-797-3049, Bier Stube
Moline Biergarten, 415 15th St, Moline IL, Facebook.com/
events/275687062810780, Fri Sep 30

St. Ambrose University Homecoming, various

events will take place throughout the weekend to
welcome alumni and friends home; events will include
reunions, campus tours, a 5k run/walk, a football game,

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and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Oct 4
thru Tue Oct 25

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed Oct 5

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Oct 5 thru Wed Oct 26

The Magic of David Casas, on Wednesdays;

sleight-of-hand magic while you dine on Kids Night; for
information, call 563-355-9643, Applebee’s - Elmore,
3838 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, DavidCasasMagic.com,
6pm Wed Oct 5 thru Wed Oct 26

Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and

cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.,
wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music, restaurant
specials, and many shops open late, Downtown LeClaire
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Oct 7

Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Oct 7

QC Haunted Forest, Fridays & Saturdays 7-11pm; the

hayrack will pick you up in the parking lot, drop you off
at the entrance to the forest; after you walk through the
haunted forest, you will get back on the hay rack and
brought back to the parking lot; with free interactive
inflatable games, group photos, snacks, hot and cold
beverages, a full bar, and more; $15; for information, call
309-523-3619, Adventure Quest of the Quad Cities, 3501
207th Ave N., Port Byron IL, QCHauntedForest.com, 7pm
Fri Oct 7 thru Sat Oct 29

Martin Short and Steve Martin @ Hancher Auditorium - September 24
Family Outdoor eXplorations: Halloween Hike,

learn about our local plant and animal communities
through hands-on activities; wear your costume and
celebrate Halloween; $3-7; for information, call 563-3363370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 10am Sat Oct 8

Hike the Vines! for Gilda’s Club Quad Cities,

includes vineyard hike, t-shirt, glass of wine, & postparty entrance; live music from 3-5pm provided by Lee
Blackmon; advanced registration guarantees T-shirt;
walk-ins welcome; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal
Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sat Oct 8

Hike the Vines: Tell Cancer to Take a Hike,

fundraising event hosted by Gilda’s Club Quad
Cities; for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, Sat Oct 8

Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, experienced
birders lead a walk through Credit Island, Nahant Marsh,
and Sunderbruch Park; may include steep trails; free,
Sunderbruch Park, 4500 Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA,
QuadCityAudubon.org, 7am Sat Oct 8

Second Saturday in LeClaire, including Twilight

Sightseeing Cruises at 11am and 1pm, Downtown
LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com/events.html, Sat Oct 8

Chicago Food Bus Trip: Chicago Gourmet North
Side Tour, led by Chef Stephanie Godke; $90; for

information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline IL, BHC.edu/food, 7am Wed Oct 12

Annual Huge Rummage Sale, proceeds support the

church’s seminary scholarship fund; Thu. 8am-7pm, Fri.
8am-4pm, Sat. 8am-noon; for information, call 563-3225318, St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2363 W. 3rd
St, Davenport IA, StMarkCares.org, 8am Thu Oct 13 thru
Sat Oct 15

Mr. & Mrs. Habitat Fundraiser, annual fundraiser for

Habitat for Humanity emceed by comedians from Guys
in Ties & ComedySportz; $50/person, $500/tables of
eight; for information and tickets, contact Dougal Nelson
at 563-359-9066 or dougal.nelson@habitatqc.org,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, HabitatQC.org, 5:30pm Sat Oct 15

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the fall night

sky; Venus, Saturn, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, and the
moon should be visible; we’ll also look for Albireo (blue
& gold double star), M57 (the Ring Nebula), and other
spectacular objects; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 6:30pm Sat Oct 15

Wine & Wellness Series: Fall Fervor, $30 includes

one hour of gentle yoga, nuts, cheese, fruit, & wine,
advanced registration required; drop-in yoga only based
on availability ($12/person); for information, call 309-787-

9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave,
Coal Valley IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, noon Sun Oct 16

Quad City Audubon Society Field Trip, experienced
birders lead an easy walk; free, Crow Creek Park, 4800 N.
Devils Glen Rd., Bettendorf IA, QuadCityAudubon.org,
7:30am Tue Oct 18

Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia, $10; for

tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu Oct 20

4th Annual Tweed Ride Pre-Tweed Social, pre-

party for the annual bicycle ride for dapper ladies and
gents; with live music by LKB Trio, hors d’oeuvres, drink
specials, and more; for information, call 563-7263333, Village Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA,
QCTweedRide.com, Fri Oct 21

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, traditional

burlesque and vaudeville entertainment with the area
artists and emcee Joshua Kahn; sandwich baskets
and appetizers available for purchase; $16-18; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Oct 21 and Sat Oct 22

4th Annual Tweed Ride, a leisurely bicycle ride along
the waterfront, and an afternoon of fashion and food,
for dapper ladies and gents; donations to River Action
encouraged; for information, call 563-726-3333, Village
Theatre, 2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA, QCTweedRide.
com, noon Sat Oct 22

Make a Difference Day: Silvis Library Donation
Station, if you have Campbell’s soup labels or box

tops, old ink printer cartridges or cell phones, bring in
any of those items, or a toy or monetary donation, and
get rewarded for your generosity; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 9am Sat Oct 22

Hancher’s Culinary Arts: Pullman Bar & Diner, join

your family and friends for a unique dining experience in
a beautiful setting; $40; for information, call 319-3351160, Hancher Auditorium, 101 East Park Rd., Iowa City
IA, Hancher.UIowa.edu, 5pm Wed Oct 26

The Wine Experience, this experience is designed

to educate while taking you on a tour through the
universe of wine; for information, call 563-289-4156, The
Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits, 117 N Cody Rd, LeClaire IA,
FaithfulPilot.com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 27

St. Alban’s Trivia Night, tables of 8, $10/person;

bring your own food/beverages; with baked goods
for sale, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; 6pm doors; for
information, call Michelle at 563-349-4542 or St. Alban’s
at 563-386-4087, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 West
Central Park Avenue, Davenport IA, 7pm Sat Oct 29

Monster Jam, tour stop with the monster-truck

sensation; Sat. 2 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $13-50; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE,

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Cedar Rapids IA, USCellularCenter.com, Sat Oct 29 and
Sun Oct 30

3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 10am Sat Nov 12

Creekside Vineyards Wine Terrace Last Day of the
Season, for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside

Chicago Food Bus Trip: Holiday Shopping for
Foodies, led by Chef Stephanie Godke; $90; for

Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave, Coal Valley IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 1pm Sun Oct 30

November
Free Bingo, on Tuesdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Las Regias, 1231
Fifth Ave, Moline IL, FNFBarGame.net, 6pm Tue Nov 1
thru Tue Nov 22

Tabletop Gaming: Games for Grown-ups, tabletop

information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline IL, BHC.edu/food, 7am Wed Nov 16

Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, annual fundraising

event featuring more than 100 designer trees on display,
14 special events, the largest helium-balloon parade
in the Midwest, children’s activities, visits from Santa,
and more; $4-10; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Davenport RiverCenter, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA,
QuadCityArts.com/festivaloftrees, Thu Nov 17 thru Tue
Nov 22

games with a twist for classic grown-up gamers; join
the fun and meet some new people, play your favorite
tabletop games, and have the chance to learn a few new
ones; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Wed
Nov 2

Speakeasy Trivia Night with Mr. Trivia, $10; for

Free Bingo, on Wednesdays; win food prizes from the

Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, Nov. traditional

bar and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well
as a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Kavanaugh’s
Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.
net, 7pm Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16

The Magic of David Casas, on Wednesdays;

sleight-of-hand magic while you dine on Kids Night; for
information, call 563-355-9643, Applebee’s - Elmore,
3838 Elmore Ave, Davenport IA, DavidCasasMagic.com,
6pm Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16

Free Bingo, on Thursdays; win food prizes from the bar
and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as a
progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Steve’s Old Time
Tap, 223 17th St, Rock Island IL, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm
Thu Nov 3 thru Thu Nov 17

First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and

cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling Co.,
wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music, restaurant
specials, and many shops open late, Downtown LeClaire
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm Fri Nov 4

Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring award-winning
performers from across the Midwest; $10-12; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Nov 4

Nahant Marsh Nature Hike, join our naturalists for

a guided hike around the Marsh; trails are mostly flat
terrain; grab your binoculars or camera and explore the
wonder of the wetlands; $5-7; for information, call 563336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave, Davenport
IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Sat Nov 5

Puzzle Exchange, bring in any unused, like-new

puzzles and then pick up to 10 “new to you puzzles to
enjoy; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 2pm Sat
Nov 5

Quad City Lip Sync Battle, monthly competition;

$10-12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Sat Nov 5

Home Cooking Recipe Exchange, join as we

exchange and compare recipes; refreshments served;
bring 10 copies of your recipe to share; free; for
information, call 309-732-7369, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Nov 7

Free Bingo, on Mondays; win food prizes from the bar

and sponsored prizes from local businesses, as well as
a progressive jackpot of up to $10,000, Gunchie’s, 2905
Telegraph Rd, Davenport IA, FNFBarGame.net, 7pm Mon
Nov 7 thru Mon Nov 21

Food for Thought: Grow a Reader, annual library

fundraiser with food stations, beverages, live music,
and more; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5pm Thu Nov 10

Family Outdoor eXplorations: Sleeping Animals,
learn about our local plant and animal communities
through hands-on activities; learn how and why some
animal hibernate; $3-7; for information, call 563-336-

tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 6pm Thu Nov 17

Moms Night Out, location TBD; for information, e-mail
info@quadcitymomsblog.com, 7pm Thu Nov 17

burlesque and vaudeville entertainment with the area
artists and emcee Joshua Kahn; sandwich baskets
and appetizers available for purchase; $16-18; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third Ave, Rock Island IL,
TheCirca21Speakeasy.com, 8pm Fri Nov 18 and Sat
Nov 19

Night Sky Viewing with the Popular Astronomy
Club, meet in the parking lot for a tour of the fall

night sky; Saturn, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus
should be visible; we’ll also look for Eta Cassiopeiae
(beautiful double star), the ET Cluster, Erakis (the Garnet
Star), and other objects; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL,
PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 5pm Sat Nov 19

LECTURES
September
Lunch & Learn: Job Interview Preparedness, for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Thu
Sep 1

Mango Languages, learn a foreign language via

online resources through the Moline Public Library; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Thu
Sep 1

Mexican and Latina/o American Histories of the
Quad Cities, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action,
with Dr. Araceli Masterson, Augustana College; this walk
will be offered in Spanish or with Spanish translation;
learn about the ways in which Latin American history,
and Mexican and Mexican-American history, are part
and parcel of the QCs; $13.50; for information, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Thu Sep 1

Breakfast Nature Club: Butterflies & Moths,

learn the secret life of Iowa’s wildlife as we explore the
characteristics and adaptations of a group of local flora
and fauna; a continental breakfast with coffee, juice, and
tea is included, and feel free to bring your own coffee
mug or travel container; participants are encouraged to
join in a “coffee talk” after and share stories of wildlife
encounters and anything nature-related; $7-10; for
information, call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 8am Fri
Sep 2

First Bridge, a Riverine Walk hosted by River Action,

with Dr. Curtis Roseman, University of Southern
California and Kathy Wine, River Action; $6; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River
Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Sat Sep 3

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Where Are We
Today?, lecture one in the four-part series “Hope

and Heartbreak: The Middle East” led by Dr. Art Pitz;
presented in conjunction with the Jewish Federation 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, 6pm Tue Sep 6

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LECTURES /
September

The Next Generation: Post Millennials,

Doug Tschopp, director of the Augustana College
Entrepreneurial Center, helps us gain a better
understanding of what’s sometimes called the
IGeneration; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 7

Life Skills: Applying for a Job, we will have an

experienced human resources director on hand to
take us through the application and interview process;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Sep 10

Life Along the Mississippi River, monthly presentation

in which we will discover and celebrate the Mississippi River
and the countless ways it serves as a lifeline to Mid-America;
free w/ $2-6 admission; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL,
QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Sep 13

Native American Cultures along the Mississippi,

President of the Friends of Albany Indian Mounds
Foundation and founder of The Archaeological Society,
Ferrel Anderson will give a presentation on the Indian
history in the Quad City area; he will talk about the arrival
of man in the Quad Cities, succession of the Indian culture
through time, and the Blackhawk War; for information, call
309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave,
Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Sep 13

Russia and Syria: Allies or Opportunists?, lecture

The Book of Mormon @ Hancher Auditorium – opens October 11

Theatre

Musicals and Dance

September through November

H

ello! My name is Michael Schulz. And I would like to share
with you the most amazing news!
That perfectly scanned opener is designed specifically for fans
of The Book of Mormon. And if you’re not a fan of The Book of
Mormon ... . Well, I’m guessing that you probably haven’t yet seen
or heard The Book of Mormon. But you can amend that cultural
deficiency between October 11 and 16, because that’s when Iowa
City’s Hancher Auditorium will present the touring production of
Trey Parker’s, Matt Stone’s, and Robert Lopez’s iconic, hysterical Broadway smash – a nine-time Tony winner that’s just one of
more than a dozen exhilarating musical and dance productions
heading our way over the next three months.
We can always count on the professional talents of Ballet Quad
Cities to put some spring in our autumnal steps, and this year
finds the mad-gifted dance ensemble collaborating with principal dancer Domingo Rubio in the return of Dracula, a spooky,
Halloween-themed treat being performed at Moline’s Scottish
Rite Cathedral October 21 and 22. Yet in something of a seasonal
rarity, there are even more chances to catch exhilarating choreographed moves on area stages this fall: Davenport’s Adler Theatre
hosts the inspiring Celtic hoofers of Rockin’ Road to Dublin
(October 7); Hancher presents the world-touring artists of Step
Afrika! (October 20) in their new presentation The Migration:
Reflections of Jacob Lawrence; and on September 17, St. Ambrose
University’s Galvin Fine Arts Center delivers a night with a Minneapolis dance troupe and its trunk of tap shoes and outrageous
costumes in the funk spectacular Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! (Sadly,
on the dance floor, mine fail me all the time.)
I doubt they’ll tap, or do anything in the way of a kick line, but
there will certainly be classic tunes on hand with the stars of the

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s Tony-winning Million Dollar Quartet (September 1 through November 5), considering that the stars
of director Curt Wollan’s musical portray Elvis Presley, Johnny
Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Another music legend is
given a stage tribute when Mt. Carroll’s Timber Lake Playhouse
presents beloved country and gospel tunes in Always ... Patsy
Cline (September 9 through 18). And if it’s fall, it must be time to
do the “Time Warp” again, which the show’s many fans can – and
no doubt will – in the Circa ’21 Speakeasy’s new production of The
Rocky Horror Show (October 8 through 29) co-directed by those
marvelously talented marrieds Bret and Erin Churchill.
Although school is back in session, kids can make the most
of their free time with a pair of stage musicals designed specifically for them: the children’s book adaptation Miss Nelson Has
a Field Day (September 17 through October 1) at Amana’s Old
Creamery Theatre, and the student-performed Pegora the Witch
(October 22 through 30), which – “witch”? – has the distinction
of being the 300th mainstage show to be produced at Davenport
Junior Theatre. The holidays land in our area early via Circa ’21’s
and director Ann Nieman’s yuletide revue Holly Jolly Christmas
(November 9 through December 29) and the Old Creamery’s
dop-wop sequel Winter Wonderettes (November 17 through
December 18), the latter of which follows the theatre’s earlyautumn staging of the Broadway smash Grease (September 8
through October 2).
Meanwhile, fans of this year’s Tony-dominating Hamilton –
and again, if you’re not a fan ... – will surely want to check out
the season-opening production at the University of Iowa’s David
Thayer Theatre, which finds Chicago’s Q Brothers collective collaborating with students on a world-premiere musical inspired
by Shakespeare: Hip-Hop Julius Caesar (September 29 through
October 15). Hey, if our Founding Fathers could handle the
update, I’m thinking that bastard Brutus can suck it up, too.
For more on the area’s fall-theatre and -dance lineup, see the
Reader’s Theatre and Dance calendars beginning on page 26
and page 28. – Mike Schulz

two in the four-part series “Hope and Heartbreak: The
Middle East” led by Dr. Art Pitz; presented in conjunction
with the Jewish Federation 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, 6pm Tue Sep 13

Audubon Program with Brian Fox Ellis, time TBA;
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, Wed Sep 14
Preserving Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio, in

Ambrose Hall, Room 243; presentation by Giselle Simon,
Conservator at the University of Iowa Libraries; for
information, contact Onnica Marquez at 563-333-5868 or
MarquezOnnicaF@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 3pm Thu Sep 15

Soul Sounds: Regionalism in American R&B and
Soul Music, a Trax from the Stax program in which

David Baker, program director and operations manager
of 88.5 - KALA-FM uses some of his classic 45 RPM
records to explore the relationship in style/genre vs. the
regional nature of soul and R&B music from the 50s and
60s; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7:30pm Thu Sep 15

ISIS: Its Roots and Its Future, lecture three in the fourpart series “Hope and Heartbreak: The Middle East” led
by Dr. Art Pitz; presented in conjunction with the Jewish
Federation of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call
309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Sep 20

History of Fort Armstrong, ASC Historian George

Eaton, brings us a presentation about the Army’s Fort
Armstrong, for the 200th anniversary year of the fort’s
founding; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Sep 21

Social Brand Forum 2016, one of the nation’s premier
digital marketing events brings the best and brightest
thought leaders to Iowa City for two days of insightful
keynotes and interactive discussions; designed to help
marketers at organizations large and small build better
brands online through digital content, conversations,
and community; $195-475; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St, Iowa City IA, Englert.org, Thu Sep 22 and Fri Sep 23

Don’t Sweep It Under the Drug, Dr. Cathy

Rosenbaum, a holistic clinical pharmacist, presents a
program on integrating evidence-based body, mind, and
spiritual practices into your health and wellness “tool
kit”; ; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Fri Sep 23

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What Women Want Expo, explore the many items

our vendors have to offer, get a makeover, sample some
delicious treats, participate in our raffles, and enjoy a day
that’s just for the girls; for information, call 515-779-0272,
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center - Coralville, 900 E 9th
St, Coralville IA, WhatWomenWantExpos.com, Sun Sep 25

Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference:
Shakespeare and Justice, workshops with the Marin

Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Behind Bars;
an opportunity to explore the uses of drama and the
works of Shakespeare to teach about social justice in
schools and community programs; for information,
contact Lisa Powell at 563-333-6045 or PowelLisaD@
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/socialjustice, 9:25am
Tue Sep 27

American Policy in the Middle East: Good,
Bad, Ugly, lecture four in the four-part series “Hope

and Heartbreak: The Middle East” led by Dr. Art Pitz;
presented in conjunction with the Jewish Federation
of the Quad Cities; free; for information, call 309-5242440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Sep 27

History Comes Alive: James Madison, presentation
with a Madison re-enactor; for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, noon Tue Sep 27

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Sep 27

October
Feminist Barbie: The Life of a Plastic Woman,

Krisann Bergo Brown, Sociology professor at Black Hawk
College, discusses the sociological significance and
history of America’s favorite plastic woman; free; for
information, contact Ramona Amos at 563-333-6023 or
InterculturalLife@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/
socialjustice, 7pm Wed Oct 5

Breakfast Nature Club: Tree ID, learn the secret

life of Iowa’s wildlife as we explore the characteristics
and adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna;
a continental breakfast with coffee, juice, and tea is
included, and feel free to bring your own coffee mug or
travel container; participants are encouraged to join in a
“coffee talk” after and share stories of wildlife encounters
and anything nature-related; $7-10; for information,
call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave,
Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 8am Fri Oct 7

Mushroom Program and Walk, join photographer

Jim Frink for an indoor program showing mushrooms
and fungi, followed by a walk to observe them in the
Black Hawk forest, Singing Bird Nature Center, Black
Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island IL, BlackHawkPark.
org, 1pm Sun Oct 9

Life Along the Mississippi River: Fairport St. Fish
Hatchery, with natural resources technician Melanie

Harkness; this presentation will cover the history and
operations of the fish hatchery as well as some fish
culture; free w/ $2-6 admission; for information, call 309794-0991, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock
Island IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Tue Oct 11

Fort Armstrong’s 200th Anniversary History
Presentation, a discussion of the history of Fort

Armstrong and the role of the Army in our local area,
as well as the contents of a recently unearthed time
capsule that was originally buried in 1966; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, noon Thu Oct 13

2016 Upper Mississippi River Conference, River

Action co-hosts the ninth-annual conference bringing
together a wide array of stakeholders in the Mississippi
River, including elected officials, planners, educators,
engineers, architects, landscape architects, economists,
environmentalists, floodplain managers, and those
within the transportation industry and public works; for
information, call 563-322-2969 or e-mail tchambers@
riveraction.org, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL,
RiverAction.org, Thu Oct 13 and Fri Oct 14

Audubon Bird Feeding Program, for information,
call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, noon Fri Oct 14

Mollie’s War: WAC’s and WWII with Cyndee Schaffer,
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Oct 15

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … Shakespeare? Comics
and Adaptation, lecture by Christopher Morrow, PhD,
an associate professor of English from Western Illinois
University; for information, contact Nancy Hayes at 563333-6138 or HayesNancyP@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.
edu/socialjustice, 7pm Tue Oct 18

Rock Island in 1841: A City & Its Times, Dr. Roald

Tweet, professor emeritus of English and Conrad
Bergendoff Professor emeritus in the Humanities, will
take us back in time to what life was like in Stephenson,
Illinois, in 1841, and the controversy that swirled like the
waters below Fort Armstrong over the renaming of the
community lying in the lee of the Mississippi’s greatest
limestone island; a presentation in the Annual Frieze
Lecture Series: “1841, the Year That Rock Island Began”;
coffee and conversation following; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main
Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
2pm Tue Oct 18

Duffy Hudson as Houdini, for information, call 309524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Oct 20

Dave Rudolf Program, for information, call 309-

524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Oct 25

Europe’s Next Greece?: Economic and Political
Turmoil in Spain, presented by the World Affairs

Council of the Quad Cities; lecture with Dr. Arturo Meijide,
Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures at St. Ambrose
University; for information, e-mail wacquadcities@gmail.
com, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, WACQuadCities.org, 7pm Tue Oct 25

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Oct 25

The Longest Inaugural Address in History, Dr. Meg
Kunde, assistant professor of communication studies,
will note the 175th anniversary of the longest inaugural
address in history by William Henry Harrison, which
clocked in at a marathon 8,443 words; Kunde’s research
focuses how politicians and political parties use texts,
visuals, symbols, and speech to influence political
relationships and policy; gain an overview on political
speech before the next inauguration; a presentation in
the Annual Frieze Lecture Series: “1841, the Year That
Rock Island Began”; coffee and conversation following;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Oct 25

Curt Strutz: Visiting the Beyond, Strutz has visited

countless paranormal locations, including battlefields
and asylums; join us as he shares videos and photos of
his travels, as well as the history of these locations; for
information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Oct 26

David Feherty, the former professional golfer on

the European and PGA Tours and current writer and
broadcaster with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel
presents behind-the-scenes tales in his touring show
“Feherty – Live Off Tour”; $53.50-169; for tickets, call 800745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Oct 27

November
A Punch of Literary Humor, Dr. Kelly Daniels,

associate professor of English, will note the 1841 birth
of the literary magazine “Punch,” and all that has
meant for satire and humor in writing through National
Lampoon, The Onion, and beyond; a presentation in
the Annual Frieze Lecture Series: “1841, the Year That
Rock Island Began”; coffee and conversation following;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Nov 1

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LECTURES /
November

Shakespeare’s England & a Sea of Troubles, the

Richard Geiger History Lecture will be delivered by David
Cressy, PhD, LittD, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus
from The Ohio State University; for information, contact
Larry Skillin at 563-333-6034 or SkillinLarryA@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/socialjustice, 7pm Thu Nov 3

Breakfast Nature Club, learn the secret life of

Iowa’s wildlife as we explore the characteristics and
adaptations of a group of local flora and fauna; a
continental breakfast with coffee, juice, and tea is
included, and feel free to bring your own coffee mug or
travel container; participants are encouraged to join in a
“coffee talk” after and share stories of wildlife encounters
and anything nature-related; $7-10; for information,
call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave,
Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 8am Fri Nov 4

Dawn of Arctic Exploration, Dr. William Hammer,

Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology, will note that 1841
marks the dawn of Antarctic exploration. British naval
Captain James Ross, commanding HMS Erebus and
HMS Terror, discovered what they named the Victoria
Barrier, and would later be renamed the Ross Ice Shelf;
a presentation in the Annual Frieze Lecture Series:
“1841, the Year That Rock Island Began”; coffee and
conversation following; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401
19th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue
Nov 8

Life Along the Mississippi River, monthly

presentation in which we will discover and celebrate
the Mississippi River and the countless ways it serves
as a lifeline to Mid-America; free w/ $2-6 admission; for
information, call 309-794-0991, Quad City Botanical
Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL, QCGardens.com,
6pm Tue Nov 8

Measure for Measure: Shakespeare & the Biblical
Paradox of Forgiveness, lecture by Hugh Pyper,

PhD, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Sheffield
Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University
of Sheffield, UK; free; for information, contact Matthew
J.M. Coomber at 563-333-6041 or CoomberMatthewJM@
sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu/socialjustice, 7pm
Wed Nov 16

China Inside Out, presented by the World Affairs

Council of the Quad Cities; returning from a five-week
study abroad program in China, during which the
speaker travels together with 80 Augustana College
students extensively in China, Dr. Xiaowen Zhang
will present her observations of the most up-to-date
challenges that China faces today; Dr. Zhang will
offer her evaluation of the future of China’s role in the
world based on these observations; for information,
e-mail wacquadcities@gmail.com, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
WACQuadCities.org, 7pm Tue Nov 22

TechKnow Help, learn & ask questions about a variety

of technology-related topics; each session will begin
with a short presentation followed by time where a
librarian will be available to answer questions help
troubleshoot devices; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Nov 22

COURSES
September
American Sign Language (ASL): Beginning,

Tuesdays thru Oct. 25; a community-education class,
location TBA; $159; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Tue Sep 6

Basic Spanish, Tuesdays thru Oct. 25; a community-

education class, location TBA; $159; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
6pm Tue Sep 6

Communicating for Results, Sept. 6 & 20; for newly
appointed supervisors, managers, and professionals
as well as for individuals with management potential
looking for in-depth strategies with practical

application; learn the fine arts of talking, writing, texting,
e-mailing, phoning, gesturing, and listening, MRA Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the Cities,
Suite 100, Moline IL, MRANet.org, Tue Sep 6

Conversational Leadership, Sept. 7-9; an interactive,

skill-building workshop using real workplace stories of
participants’ failures to influence others on the job; $595;
for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Wed Sep 7

Employment-Education Event, The goal of this

event is to connect Soldiers, Veterans, and their Family
Members to companies, educators and Veteran Service
Organizations (VSO). These connections are meant to
help the Soldiers, Veterans, and their Family Members in
the surrounding communities, transition as smoothly as
possible. For information, e-mail usarmy.ria.usag.mbx.
hrm-tsm@mail.mil or call 309-782-7780., Rock Island
Arsenal Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL,
9:30am Wed Sep 7

Gluten-Free Lunches for Families, with instructor

Tiana Rivers; learn how to make easy, foolproof gluten
free lunches for the whole family; we will provide
samples of gluten free foods for purchase at the Food
Hub, give you tips and tricks to make gluten-free
lunches, and provide ideas for pantry staples to keep on
hand; we will also discuss avoiding other food allergens
and seasonal food allergens; $10; for information, call
563-265-2455 or e-mail laura@qcfoodhub.com, Quad
Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421 W. River Dr, Davenport
IA, QCFoodHub.com, 5:30pm Wed Sep 7

Italian I, Thursdays thru Oct. 13; a community-

education class, location TBA; $119; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
2:30pm Thu Sep 8

NAMI Basics, a six-week course on Thursdays; a free

class for foster parents and healthcare, education,
social work professionals; this nationally-developed
class focuses on serious mental health conditions in
children and adolescents, and its impact on the family;
course topics include the biology of mental illness, an
overview on treatment options, and an overview of the
systems involved in providing care; a 15-hour continuing
education credit is available for Iowa foster parents; for
information, call 563-322-8870 or e-mail coordinator@
namigmv.org, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley, 1706
Brady St. Suite #101, Davenport IA, NAMIgmv.org, 6pm
Thu Sep 8

Grant Writing Workshop, presented by St. Ambrose

University Professional Development and Drake
University; $199; for information, contact Stacy Banfield
at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown
Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport
IA, SAU.edu, 9am Fri Sep 9

Introduction to Deaf Culture, Mondays thru Sept.

28; a community-education class, location TBA; $119;
for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Mon Sep 12

Leadership Communication, Sept. 13 & 14; examine
the skills necessary for effectively communicating
within the organization; $495; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Sep 13

Program Management, this fast-paced class will

cover attributes of an effective program manager
through a typical program containing multiple
projects and operations; $395; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Sep 13

2016 Preserve Iowa Summit: Our History, Our
Future: Pre-Summit Reception, the premier

statewide annual conference for professionals and
volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa;
this year marks the 50th anniversary of the National
Historic Preservation Act which has helped foster the
strong preservation movement we enjoy today; held at
various venues in or near downtown; for information,
contact Paula Mohr at paula.mohr@iowa.gov or 515281-6826, Freight House, 421 W. River Dr, Davenport IA,
PreserveIowaSummit.org, 6pm Wed Sep 14

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for professionals and volunteers involved in historic
preservation in Iowa; this year marks the 50th
anniversary of the National Historic Preservation
Act which has helped foster the strong preservation
movement we enjoy today; held at various venues in
or near downtown, with a pre-summit reception set for
6-9pm on Sept. 14 at the Freight House; for information,
contact Paula Mohr at paula.mohr@iowa.gov or 515-2816826, Downtown Davenport IA, PreserveIowaSummit.
org, Thu Sep 15 thru Sat Sep 17

5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center,
331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Fri Oct 7

Travel: Italy, Wednesdays thru Nov. 5; a community-

complex skills required to work with people, including
managing project teams at the highest performance
levels; $695; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at
563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Tue Oct 11

education class, location TBA; $40; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
2:30pm Wed Sep 21

Leadership Live, join the programs of Master

St. Ambrose University Visit Day, high school and

transfer students are invited to join; for information,
contact Hilary Callas at 563-333-6300 or admit@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Mon Oct 10

Managing Project Teams, Oct. 11 & 12; focus on the

of Organizational Leadership, Master of Business
Administration, and SAU Professional Development for a
series of discussions and workshops on leadership; $15;
for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720
or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331
W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 11:30am
Thu Sep 22

Spanish for the Health Care Professional,

Cooking 101 Series, Tuesdays thru Nov. 1, with

learn how to whip up a batch of vanilla pumpkin spice
scented sugar scrub; attendees will get to take some
home; for information and to register, call 309-732-7370,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 13

instructor Tracey McGinn; for beginner home cooks who
want to become familiar with basic cooking techniques
to be able to create meals for their families; September
27: Basic Techniques with Eggs, October 4: Baking
Techniques with Chicken Pot Pie, October 11: Stews and
Soups with Chili, October 18: Sauces with Fettuccine
Alfredo, October 25: Meat and Expanded Dishes with
Stuffed Pork Loin, November 1: Culmination and
Student’s Choice for Final Dish; $150; for information, call
563-265-2455 or e-mail laura@qcfoodhub.com, Quad
Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421 W. River Dr, Davenport
IA, QCFoodHub.com, 6pm Tue Sep 27

Project Leadership and Professional
Responsibility, Sept. 27 & 28; this course discusses

the difference between leading and managing in the
project environment; $695; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Sep 27

October
Basic French, Mondays and Wednesdays thru Oct. 24;
a community-education class, location TBA; $119; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Mon Oct 3

Culture, Motivation, & Aligning Goals with
Strategies, Oct. 4 & 18; for newly appointed

supervisors, managers, and professionals as well as for
individuals with management potential looking for
in-depth strategies with practical application; learn how
to take strategic objectives and help your reports create
complementary goals, MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois
Division, 3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline IL,
MRANet.org, Tue Oct 4

Project Management: Planning, Execution &
Control, Oct. 4 & 5; this course provides a project-ready

tool kit for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring
and controlling, and closing out projects within a
practical system of professional project management;
$695; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-3335720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center,
331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Tue Oct 4

Travel: France, Wednesdays thru Oct. 19; a communityeducation class, location TBA; $40; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
3pm Wed Oct 5

Black Hawk College’s 45th Annual College
Night, in the gym in Building 3; students can visit

with representatives from dozens of colleges and
universities; get information on admission requirements,
how to apply, tuition costs, financial aid, housing
options, majors, transfer options, and more; free; for
information, contact Gabriella Hurtado at 309-796-5341
or ghurtado@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu, 5pm Thu
Oct 6

Project Leadership: Embracing Diversity of
Opinion, this session provides knowledge and skills

necessary to lead projects within diverse environments;
$395; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-

Wednesdays thru Nov. 16; a community-education class,
location TBA; $149; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed
Oct 12

DIY Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Craft,

Leading & Managing Change, Oct. 13 & 14; this

course will provide a clearer understanding of how
change can impact people, organizations, and the end
result; $495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at
563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Thu Oct 13

Leadership through People Skills, thru Oct. 21; an

intensive, five-day learning experience that transforms
managers into leaders by creating the skills necessary
to meet today’s business challenges and turn vision into
reality $1,295; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at
563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Mon Oct 17

St. Ambrose University Visit Day, high school and

transfer students are invited to join; for information,
contact Hilary Callas at 563-333-6300 or admit@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Sat Oct 22

Basic Chinese, Tuesdays and Thursdays thru Nov. 17;
a community-education class, location TBA; $135; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Tue Oct 25

Decision Making, Oct. 25 & 26; this course explores the
major theories, concepts and practices of good decisionmaking; $495; for information, contact Stacy Banfield at
563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu,
8:30am Tue Oct 25

November
Managing Project Quality, Procurement and
Risk, Nov. 1 & 2; learn to plan quality assurance into

project management processes to ensure accomplishing
performance requirements; $695; for information,
contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite #
140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Nov 1

Training, Delegating, Coaching, & Managing
Performance, Nov. 1, 15, & 29; for newly appointed

supervisors, managers, and professionals as well as for
individuals with management potential looking for indepth strategies with practical application; by learning
to effectively train, delegate, coach, set goals, and give
feedback in effective, efficient, and ethical ways, you
increase your reports’ chances for success on the job,
MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the
Cities, Suite 100, Moline IL, MRANet.org/training-events/
training/training-delegating-coaching-and-managingperformance, Tue Nov 1

French Refresher, Mondays and Wednesdays thru

Nov. 21; a community-education class, location TBA;
$119; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Wed Nov 2

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St. Ambrose University Visit Day, high school and

transfer students are invited to join; for information,
contact Hilary Callas at 563-333-6300 or admit@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Fri Nov 4

Travel Spanish, Mondays thru Nov. 28; a community-

education class, location TBA; $79; for information and
to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad
City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
6pm Mon Nov 7

Agile Project Management, this one-day agile class

presents how a variety of projects can be better managed
by applying agile principles and practices focusing on
skills, communication, and community which allows the
project to be more effective and more agile than just
focusing on processes; $395; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue Nov 8

American Sign Language (ASL): Intermediate,

sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa United
Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt St, Maquoketa IA, 7pm thru
Thu Nov 17

Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Saturdays; a

meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men
and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Ralph at
563-355-4599 or Rcb77@mchsi.com, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 10am
Sat Sep 3 thru Sat Nov 19

House Church Meeting, on Saturdays; join the a

non-denominational, ecumenical, ecology-minded, allfaith group that supports one another, prays together,
helps one another, and helps the community; for
information, e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com
or e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-508-1852, Sat
Sep 3 thru Sat Nov 19

Tuesdays thru Dec. 13; a community-education class,
location TBA; $119; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 6pm Tue Nov 8

Quad Cities Astronomical Society Membership
Meeting, on the 1st & 3rd Mon. of the month; location

Negotiation Management & Conflict to
Collaboration, Nov. 10 & 11; this workshop will show the

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting

participant how to harness conflict to find new, different,
and better ways of working; $495; for information, contact
Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St, Suite # 140,
Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Thu Nov 10

St. Ambrose University Visit Day, high school and

transfer students are invited to join; for information,
contact Hilary Callas at 563-333-6300 or admit@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust
St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Fri Nov 11

TBA; for information, e-mail dhusna68@mchsi.com,
QCAS.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 22

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran
Church, 1140 E. High St, Davenport IA, 6pm Mon Sep 5
thru Mon Nov 21

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; meeting consisting

two-day workshop is to develop leaders who recognize
the importance of serving while also leading; $495; for
information, contact Stacy Banfield at 563-333-5720 or
pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W.
3rd St, Suite # 140, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Tue
Nov 15

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, 1506 Brown St, Bettendorf IA, 9am Mon
Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21

Fall Ethics Training, held in the 54th Street Building;

East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club, on Mondays; help

Servant Leadership, Nov. 15 & 16; the goal of this

the School of Social Work presents a Fall Ethics Event.
Iowa and Illinois Social Workers can earn 3 Ethics CEUs
for attending; $25, free for current SAU students and
2016 field supervisors; for information, contact Christie
Engelman at 563-210-9219 or HoldridgeChristinaL@sau.
edu, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport
IA, SAU.edu, 1pm Thu Nov 17

MEETINGS
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Andrew Church, 333
W. Lotte St, Blue Grass IA, 1pm thru Thu Nov 17

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Paul Lutheran
Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport IA, 6pm
thru Thu Nov 17

Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays; a

free-standing, public forum for the support of area
scholars and interested co-learners; refreshments
provided, cash bar available; free; for information, call
309-762-9202 or e-mail institutecht@gmail.com, Moline
Commercial Club, 1530 5th Ave, Moline IL, QCInstitute.
org, 7pm thru Thu Nov 17

Centering Prayer, on Thursdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based

celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary of community
service; for information, contact Mike Laufenberg at
malaufenberg@mchsi.com, Genesis Medical Center,
Silvis, 855 Illini Dr, Silvis IL, Kiwanis.org, 6pm Mon Sep 5
thru Mon Nov 21

Women’s Bible Study Group, on Mondays; for

information, call 563-324-9560, Downtown Central Perk,
226 W. 3rd St, Davenport IA, DowntownCentralPerk.com,
7pm Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21

Centering Prayer, on Mondays; weekly meeting

dedicated to educational enrichment and the Christian
contemplative heritage, with experience-based sharing
on prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982,
Christ Episcopal Church - Burlington, 623 N. 5th St,
Burlington IA, 5:15pm Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21

Centering Prayer, on Tuesdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Grace Lutheran
Church, 1140 E. High St, Davenport IA, noon Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Nov 22

Fireside Knitters, on Tuesdays; enjoy knitting and

crocheting by the fireside at this fun weekly event;
volunteers are there to help you learn how to knit, and
supplies are provided; all knitted items are donated
to local charities; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Nov 22

Adult Children of Alcoholics, on Wednesdays; a

meeting of the 12-step, 12-tradition program of men
and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise
dysfunctional homes; for information, contact Marcia
563-355-1162 or jensenyetta@gmail.com, St. Paul
Lutheran Church - Davenport, 2136 Brady St, Davenport
IA, 6pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

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MEETINGS /
Weekly & Bi-Weekly

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Christ the King
Catholic Church, 3205 60th St, Moline IL, 9am Wed Sep 7
thru Wed Nov 16

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting
of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at
563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, St. Mary Monastery,
2200 88th Ave West, Rock Island IL, 1pm Wed Sep 7 thru
Wed Nov 16

Centering Prayer, on Wednesdays; meeting consisting

of experience, education, and sharing, with time for
educational enrichment in the conceptual background
to Centering Prayer, and ending with experience-based
sharing on the prayer and its effects in daily life; for
information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or
rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Maquoketa Area Family
YMCA, 500 E Summit St, Maquoketa IA, 7:30am Wed Sep
7 thru Wed Nov 16

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month;
meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Maquoketa United Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt St,
Maquoketa IA, 6:15pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 9

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Thu. of the month;

meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Holy Family Catholic Church, 1923 N. Fillmore,
Davenport IA, 1:30pm Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Nov 10

Ignite Quad Cities Open Coffee, on the 2nd & 4th

Thu. of the month; pitch your business idea, get help
on developing your business model, find out ways to
get more business, or meet a mentor - join us for open
conversation over coffee, The Creative Collective, 225 E.
2nd Street, Suite 203, Davenport IA, Meetup.com/QuadCities-Open-Coffee, 8am Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Sep 22

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month;
meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.
org, Mercy Hospital, 500 E. Market, Iowa City IA, 7pm
Mon Sep 12 thru Mon Nov 14

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;

meeting consisting of experience, education, and sharing,
with time for educational enrichment in the conceptual
background to Centering Prayer, and ending with
experience-based sharing on the prayer and its effects in
daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen at 563-3492542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins
at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.org, Jesus Christ Prince
of Peace Catholic Church, 1105 LaMetta Wynn Dr, Clinton
IA, 3pm Tue Sep 13 thru Tue Nov 22

Centering Prayer, on the 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month;

meeting consisting of experience, education, and
sharing, with time for educational enrichment in the
conceptual background to Centering Prayer, and ending
with experience-based sharing on the prayer and its
effects in daily life; for information, contact Dick Jensen
at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@gmail.com, or Rev.
Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or pastor@macqc.

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Performing
Arts

Quad City Arts Visiting Artists
September through November

E

very year, Quad City Arts assembles a
sensational variety of performers and
educators for its Visiting Artist residency
series, with the recruited professionals collectively famed for their work in
all manner of artistic disciplines. The
organization’s 2016-17 Visiting Artist
season is no exception, because check out
whom Quad City Arts has scheduled for
classroom presentations and public performances this fall: An actor. A singer.
A dancer. An acrobat. A choreographer.
A playwright. A poet. A producer.
Even a graphic designer. And that’s just
Paige Hernandez @ Nighswander Theatre - October 1
Paige Hernandez.
Known and admired primarily for
her fusions of theatre, hip-hop, dance, and education, the
Center on October 22. I could tell you how gifted this foursome
New York-based Hernandez is exactly whom you’d point to in
is in regard to their repertoire of Latin-American, classical,
order to prove that the axiom “Those who can’t do, teach” is a
and Romantic pieces, but I actually don’t have to – not when
big, fat lie. A performer with theatrical credits ranging from
there are so many others able to do it for me. Here’s but a samThe Wizard of Oz to The Crucible to the recent Chekhov satire
pling of the reviews the musicians have received for their live
Stupid F---ing Bird, Hernandez has appeared at such prestigious performances. The Philadelphia Inquirer: “The Dalí Quartet’s
venues as Lincoln Center, Michigan’s Wharton Center, and
Latin-American program alternately glimmered and blazed.”
Texas’ Paramount Theatre; she’s a member of the Actors Equity
The Pendulum: “They rose and fell at all the right moments,
Association and a commissioned playwright for the Kennedy
and every dynamic or emotional charge was effortlessly
Center; and she recently received two Helen Hayes Award
synchronized.” The Chestnut Hill Local: “The music pulsed
nominations for choreography and performance. But while
with excitement.” Salt Lake Magazine: “The Dalí Quartet is a
audiences can get a sense of her protean talents during Hernan- remarkable ensemble; it’s a true crossover group in the best
dez’s October 1 public performance at Davenport’s Nighswansense of the word.”
der Theatre, area students will no doubt be treated to a first-rate
And wrapping up the fall lineup for Quad City Arts, the
education on the art of performance during her area stay. Not
New York City jazz singer/composer Kavita Shah delivers her
for nothing, I’m guessing, was Hernandez named a “classroom
public performance at Davenport’s First Presbyterian Church
hero” by the Huffington Post.
on November 12. A Manhattan native who, as a member of the
But Hernandez is just the start of Quad City Arts’ outstandaward-winning Young People’s Chorus of NYC, began pering – and incredibly musical – fall lineup. Performing publicly
forming regularly at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center at the
at Augustana College’s Wallenberg Hall on October 16, Imani
ripe old age of 10, Shah was named Downbeat magazine’s “Best
Winds is the Grammy-nominated quintet that provides master
Graduate Jazz Vocalist” in 2012, won the ASCAP Herb Alpert
classes for thousands of students per year, and still somehow
Young Jazz Composers Award the following year, and released
finds time for concerts and recitals at venues that include
her album debut Visions in 2014. According to Downbeat, it’s
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and Disney a “breathtakingly beautiful” release in which “Shah soars with
Hall. Composed of Valerie Coleman on flute, Mark Dover on
understated majesty while alternately singing in Portuguese,
clarinet, Monica Ellis on bassoon, Jeff Scott on French horn,
Spanish, and English.” So: Parábens senhorita Shah para su
and Toyin Spellman-Diaz an oboe, the New York-based ensem- maravilloso talento and accomplishments!” That’s me singing
ble is revered for its renditions of everything from classical
her praises in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. I’d imagine it’s
and chamber music to jazz and Latin-American compositions,
harder to sing that way than it is to use an Internet translator to
and the Washington Post praised Imani Winds for the group’s
write that way.
“sultry sophistication.”
For more on Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artists series, call
Less than one week after that ensemble’s public performance, (309)793-1213 or visit QuadCityArts.com. – Mike Schulz
the busy folks at Quad City Arts will host another when the
chamber musicians of the Phildelphia-based Dalí Quartet
bring their talents to St. Ambrose University’s Galvin Fine Arts

org, Prairiewoods Franciscan Center, 120 E Boyson Rd,
Hiawatha IA, 5:30pm Tue Sep 13 thru Tue Nov 22

September
Downtown Davenport Neighborhood Watch
Meeting, for information, call 563-324-4705 or e-mail

ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com, Downtown
Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/
groups/downtowndav, 4pm Wed Sep 7

The Sacred Feminine, a Quad Cities Institute of Noetic
Sciences meeting with a presentation by Dr. Steve
Spyrison; location TBA; free; for information, contact
Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259, Noetic.
org, 6:30pm Thu Sep 8

Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and

prospective members welcome; for information, call
Wayland at 563-332-4032 or Alan at 309-797-3120, John
Deere Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street,
Rock Island IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Mon
Sep 12

Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, with

a remote presentation by “Geeks on Tour” Jim and
Chris Guld on Google Photos, the ultimate photo
management app for sharing and storing all your photos
from all your devices; 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 Sep 12

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Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Sep 13

LeClaire Chamber Networking, Steventon’s, 1399
Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 5:30pm
Tue Sep 13

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Sep 17

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Sep 19

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on

Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Sep 20

Rock Island County Democratic Women Meeting,
5pm social time, 5:30pm meeting; location TBD; for
information, contact Tammy R. Weikert at 309-781-7584,
5pm Wed Sep 21

October
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 Oct 3

Downtown Davenport Neighborhood Watch
Meeting, for information, call 563-324-4705 or e-mail

ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com, Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W. 3rd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/groups/
downtowndav, 4pm Wed Oct 5

Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 11

LeClaire Chamber Networking, Crane & Pelican

Cafe, 127 S. 2nd St, LeClaire IA, VisitLeClaire.com, noon
Tue Oct 11

Mississippi Valley Blues Society Annual
Membership Meeting and Elections, seven MVBS

members will be elected to the Board of Directors at this
meeting, Union Station, 102 S. Harrison St, Davenport IA,
MVBS.org, 6pm Tue Oct 11

Illinois Paranormal Research Group, a Quad Cities

Institute of Noetic Sciences meeting with a presentation
by Lindsey Hines; location TBA; free; for information,
contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259,
Noetic.org, 6:30pm Thu Oct 13

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Oct 15

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Oct 17

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on
Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their

computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Oct 18

Rock Island County Democratic Women Meeting,
5pm social time, 5:30pm meeting; location TBD; for
information, contact Tammy R. Weikert at 309-781-7584,
5pm Wed Oct 19

November
Downtown Davenport Neighborhood Watch
Meeting, for information, call 563-324-4705 or e-mail

ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com, Downtown Central
Perk, 226 W. 3rd St, Davenport IA, Facebook.com/groups/
downtowndav, 4pm Wed Nov 2

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 Nov 7

Friends of the Silvis Library Meeting, find out what
you can do to help this group and the library; free; for
information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Nov 8

Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors and

prospective members welcome; for information, call
Wayland at 563-332-4032 or Alan at 309-797-3120, John
Deere Planetarium - Augustana College, 820 38th Street,
Rock Island IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Mon
Nov 14

QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group)
Meeting, with a special program/presentation on

Macintosh Applications or hardware, and an “Open
Forum” Q&A period where members help other
Macintosh users solve problems and improve their
computer skills; location TBA; $24/year membership,
guests welcome, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Nov 15

Centering Prayer, meeting consisting of experience,

education, and sharing, with time for educational
enrichment in the conceptual background to Centering
Prayer, and ending with experience-based sharing on
the prayer and its effects in daily life; for information,
contact Dick Jensen at 563-349-2542 or rrjensen65@
gmail.com, or Rev. Stephanie Haskins at 563-221-1982 or
pastor@macqc.org, First Baptist Church of Iowa City, 500
N. Clinton St, Iowa City IA, 8:45am Sat Nov 19

Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance & Meeting, bring your

instrument, jam with us, sing your song; for information,
contact Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave, East
Moline IL, 6pm Mon Nov 21

HEALTH
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Aqua Combo, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from

6-6:45pm; a moderate-intensity class in shallow and
deep water; $6/visit, $64-68 for a 20-visit pass; for
information, call 309-796-5601, BHC Community Aquatic
Center, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am
thru Tue Nov 22

Buddhism Series Class with Meditation, on

Thursdays; find inner peace, reduce stress, and find
solutions to the problems of daily life; includes an
explanation of the benefits of meditation, how to
meditate, and guided meditation; $5-10; for information,
call 563-322-1600, Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center,
502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA, MeditateInIowa.org,
6:30pm thru Thu Nov 17

Aqua Motion, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

from 11-11:45am; a moderate-intensity class in shallow
water; $6/visit, $64-68 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 Sep 2
thru Mon Nov 21

Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, on

Fridays; $12 drop-in, $11 for six or more classes; private
lessons also available; for information and to reserve
a spot, call 563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@
hotmail.com, Yoga by Promoting Wellness, 1401 Belle
Ave, Davenport IA, PromotingWellness.net, 10am Fri Sep
2 thru Fri Nov 18

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HEALTH /
Weekly & Bi-Weekly

Zumba, on Saturdays; Latin-inspired fitness infused

with international beats and today’s hits; an excellent
workout for all ages; $6, Rock Island Fitness and Activity
Center, 4303 24th St, Rock Island IL, Facebook.com/Tika.
Zumba, 9:30am Sat Sep 3 thru Sat Nov 19

Kids Meditation Class, on Sundays; find inner peace,

reduce stress, and find solutions to the problems of
daily life; includes an explanation of the benefits of
meditation, how to meditate, and guided meditation;
$5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600, Lamrim
Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 11am Sun Sep 4 thru Sun Nov 20

Meditation Class, on Sundays; find inner peace,

reduce stress, and find solutions to the problems of
daily life; includes an explanation of the benefits of
meditation, how to meditate, and guided meditation;
$5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600, Lamrim
Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St, Davenport IA,
MeditateInIowa.org, 11am Sun Sep 4 thru Sun Nov 20

Qigong Class, on Sundays; a system of integration

and energy work that unites mind, body, and breath to
promote health and well-being; suggested donation $5/
class or $20/month; for information, call 309-200-0978,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave, Rock Island IL, RozzTox.com,
9:30am Sun Sep 4 thru Sun Nov 20

Lunchtime Yoga: Intermediate Level, on Mondays;

$12 drop-in, $11 for six or more classes; private lessons
also available; for information and to reserve a spot, call
563-726-2623 or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com,
Yoga by Promoting Wellness, 1401 Belle Ave, Davenport
IA, PromotingWellness.net, 12:15pm Mon Sep 5 thru
Mon Nov 21

Evening Meditation Class, on Tuesdays; find

inner peace, reduce stress, and find solutions to the
problems of daily life; includes an explanation of the
benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and guided
meditation; $5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave, Rock Island IL,
MeditateInIowa.org, 6:45pm Tue Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22

Mid-Day Mindfulness Class, on Wednesdays; find
inner peace, reduce stress, and find solutions to the
problems of daily life; includes an explanation of the
benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and guided
meditation; $5-10; for information, call 563-322-1600,
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 1/2 3rd St,
Davenport IA, MeditateInIowa.org, noon Wed Sep 7
thru Wed Nov 16

Yoga: All Levels, on Wednesdays; $12 drop-in, $11 for

six or more classes; private lessons also available; for
information and to reserve a spot, call 563-726-2623 or
e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, Yoga by Promoting
Wellness, 1401 Belle Ave, Davenport IA, PromotingWellness.
net, 5:30pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Zumba: Find Your Way to Fun and Fitness, on

Thursdays; a community-education class, location TBA;
$36; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Thu Sep 8 thru Thu Oct 13

September
Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Technologies,

for occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses
and physician assistants; $100, $15 optional lunch; for
information, contact Rhonda Lane at 563-333-6277 or
LaneRhondaL@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am
Fri Sep 16

Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House, for

interested college and high school students, parents,
and advisors. Learn about career options, advanced
education, and how to get ready for PT school; faculty,
practitioners, alumni and current students will be on-hand
to answer questions and give you valuable insights; $10; for
information, contact Carrie Meador-Bliss at 563-333-6043
or PT@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am Sat Sep 17

Intro to Ayurveda, with instructor Leslie Harris-Johnston;
learn the basic tenets of Ayurveda (“the science of life”),
which utilizes nutrition, herbs, massage, detoxification,
and lifestyle choices to help improve and maintain health;
learn about the three doshas of vata, pitta, kapha, and

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how they create balance or imbalance in the body; we
will do a preliminary identification of your constitution
and discuss current state of health; $15; for information,
call 563-265-2455 or e-mail laura@qcfoodhub.com, Quad
Cities Food Hub Market Store, 421 W. River Dr, Davenport IA,
QCFoodHub.com, 2pm Sat Sep 17

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, the public is
welcome; for information, call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest
Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat
Sep 17

Mind, Body & Spirit Unite! Mental Health Wellness
Conference, register by Sept. 19 for Sept. 23 conference;

designed for community members, parents, mental
health providers, teachers, social workers, psychologists,
therapists, substance abuse professionals, integrative
practitioners, nurses, educators, and law enforcement; $2040; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline
IL, BHC.edu/event/mental-health-wellness-conferencemind-body-and-spirit-unite, 7:45am Fri Sep 23

Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials,

people impacted by cancer, their loved ones and healthcare professionals are invited to learn how trials are
structured and how to foster an open dialogue with the
health care team about the eligibility and the viability
of clinical trials as a treatment option; participants will
learn about the importance of shared decision making
and will be introduced to resources to help facilitate
these conversations; with speakers Kim Turner, Katy
D’Aprile, and Shelle Sikkema; dinner included; free; for
information, call 563-326-7504, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities,
1234 E River Dr, Davenport IA, GildasClubQC.org, 5:30pm
Thu Sep 29

October & November
Building a Brighter Future for Young Children,

for parents and providers who care for young children
with developmental challenges; professionals: $100 (one
day), $150 (both days); parents and students: $25 (one
day), $50 (both days); for information, call 309-762-9552,
St. Ambrose Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320
W. Lombard St, Davenport IA, SAU.edu, 8am Fri Oct 14
and Sat Oct 15

Esperanza Spalding @ Englert Theatre - October 25
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org,
2:30pm thru Thu Nov 17

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 thru Thu Nov 17

Personal Reflexology, daily and by appointment only,
with Janet Latchaw; $20; for information, call 563-3495832, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm thru Thu
Nov 17

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, the public is

Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call

From Cancer to Health, a research-based program

Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on Thursdays; $2-4;

welcome; for information, call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest
Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat
Oct 15
that teaches strategies to help manage stress, ways to
lessen the impact of the physical symptoms of cancer,
and skills to cope with common problems faced by
people with cancer; ongoing weekly evening sessions
will begin late October; for information, contact Melissa
Wright at 563-326-7504 or melissa@gildasclubqc.org,
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
GildasClubQC.org, Thu Oct 20

Zumba: Find Your Way to Fun & Fitness, Thursdays
thru Dec. 8; a community-education class, location TBA;
$36; for information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave,
Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace, 7pm Thu Oct 27

Yoga, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; a community-education

class, location TBA; $42; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave, Moline IL, BHC.edu/pace,
6:30pm Tue Nov 1

Sisterly Advice Tea with the NormaLeah Ovarian
Cancer Initiative, get advice and information about

the disease from the NormaLeah Ovarian Cancer
Initiative, and learn how to raise awareness and promote
early detection; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Mon Nov 14

Quad Cities Parkinson Support Group, the public is
welcome; for information, call 563-549-7890, Ridgecrest
Village, 4130 Northwest Blvd, Davenport IA, 10am Sat
Nov 19

SENIORS
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
thru Thu Nov 17
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am thru Thu Nov 17

Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-4; for information,

Adult Coloring Group, on Mondays; bring your own
coloring book and colors; coffee and snacks will be
provided; $2; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Mon Sep 5 thru
Mon Nov 21

Ceramics I, on Mondays; $7-9; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21

Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, 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, Mon Sep 5 thru Mon
Nov 21

Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm
Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21

Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience

call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org,
12:45pm thru Fri Nov 18

necessary; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Sep 5 thru
Mon Nov 21

Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-

Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for

Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.; $2-4; for information,

Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information, call

Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563-386-7477,

Ceramics II, on Tuesdays; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day;

Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-4;

Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class, on

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am thru Tue
Nov 22

call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am
thru Tue Nov 22

CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Sep 2 thru
Fri Nov 18
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Nov 18

Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Nov 18

Zumba Toning, 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
Sep 2 thru Fri Nov 18

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 Sep 2 thru Mon Nov 21

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:15am Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Nov 21
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue
Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, Tue Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22

Tuesdays; 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 Sep 6 thru
Tue Nov 22

Line Dancing Free 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 Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22

Line Dancing I, 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
Sep 6 thru Tue Nov 22

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Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2pm
Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Chair Massage with Mary, on Wednesdays;

20-minute sessions; $15-20; for information, call 563484-4024, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

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
Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Pinochle, 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
Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon meeting; $1-2;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks;

for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:25am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,

call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Nov 16

Blood Pressure Check, on Tuesdays; free; for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Sep 13 thru Tue Nov 8

September
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 Sep 1

Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Sep 1

River Action’s 17th Annual Senior Citizen Golf
Cart Tour, choose any of six different tours with three

different starting times; two-hours round-trip tours:
Credit Island to Nahant Marsh, Davenport to Bettendorf,
Rock Island Arsenal Island, Rock Island’s Sunset Park
to Moline, Moline to Rapids City, and Rapids City to
Cordova; $12.50; for information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E. River Dr, Davenport IA, RiverAction.org,
9am Thu Sep 8

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Sep 8

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 Sep 12

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed
Sep 28

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for

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 Oct 6

Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Oct 6

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 Oct 10

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed
Oct 12

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Oct 13

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Oct 15

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Oct 20

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed
Oct 22

TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors), for

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Oct 22

November
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 Nov 3

Poetry Roundtable, $2-4; for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1:30pm
Thu Nov 3

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Nov 9

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Nov 10

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,

Blood Pressure Screening, Shingles Screening, &
Medication Review, for information, call 563-386-7477,

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

Parkinson’s Support Group, for information, call

563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Sep 17

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October

Caregivers Support Group, free; for information, call

CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Sep 15

Party with a Purpose at the

information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Sep 28

Grief Support Group, for information, call 563-386-

7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Wed
Sep 14

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563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10:30am
Mon Nov 14

CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Thu Nov 17
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am
Sat Nov 19

Thursday, November 10, 2016 • 5:30 - 9:00 pm at CASI
1035 West Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806

Fabulous Food & Drink, Raffle, Silent Auction,
Hat Contest, Necker’s Diamond Derby, and more...
Tickets: $30 until November 1 • $40 November 1 through 10

Purchase your tickets NOW at HatBash.com or call 563-386-7477

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ARTS & CRAFTS
September
Afterschool Crafts, a new craft activity every Tuesday;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Sep 6 thru Tue
Sep 27

Beginning Drawing for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru

Sept. 24; an introduction to lines, shapes, and forms
while building objects, animals, and people with
basic shapes; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $95; for
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 &
104, Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 8:30am Sat
Sep 10

Drawing for Ages 8-12, Saturdays thru Sept. 24;

with; all materials provided; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Oct 18

November
Afterschool Crafts, a new craft activity every Tuesday;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Nov 1 thru Tue
Nov 22

Sew Crazy!!, on Thursdays; our easy sewing projects

make learning a snap on a new, wacky project every
week; for ages 8-12, parents and grandparents welcome;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 3
thru Thu Nov 17

students will incorporate newly developed skills
from still life to drawing animals and people; with
instructor Pat Bereskin; $95; for information and to
register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery
& Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104, Davenport IA,
BereskinArtGallery.com, 10am Sat Sep 10

Felt and Pine Cone Turkey Craft, a family craft

Make Zinnia Flowers from Pine Cones, a family

projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Nov 15

craft program; Tue. 6pm, Sat. 10am; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Tue Sep 13 and Sat Sep 17

Art Spectrum for Ages 5-12, free art program for

children with autism and their families, who will enjoy
a work of art in the museum and individual projects in
the studio inspired by the museum visit; for information,
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 1:30pm
Sun Sep 18

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Sep 20

Baby & Me Drop-in Tour, an informal tour led by an

Art Center docent; strollers and front-carrying baby
carriers permitted; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines IA,
DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 11am Wed Sep 21

October
Make-and-Take Craft: Pumpkin Painting, bring

your children in for a pumpkin they can design and paint;
materials and pumpkins provided; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Oct 1

Painting for Children, Saturdays thru Oct. 15;

acrylic painting with emphasis on light, shape, form,
and texture; with instructor Pat Bereskin; $125; for
information and to register, call 563-508-4630, Bereskin
Fine Art Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St, Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport IA, BereskinArtGallery.com, 9am Sat Oct 1

Afterschool Crafts, a new craft activity every Tuesday;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Oct 4 thru
Tue Oct 25

Paper Lanterns to Light Up Fall Holidays, a

family craft program; Tue. 6pm, Sat. 10am; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Tue Oct 11 and Sat Oct 15

Art Spectrum for Ages 5-12, free art program for

children with autism and their families, who will enjoy
a work of art in the museum and individual projects in
the studio inspired by the museum visit; for information,
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave, Des Moines IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, 1:30pm
Sun Oct 16

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

projects featuring geeky tech; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm
Tue Oct 18

Teen Tuesday: No Sew Emoji Pillow, join us and
make your very own emoji to decorate your room

program; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
Tue Nov 8 and Sat Nov 12

Geek&Craft, teens can hang out, eat snacks, and make

Teen Tuesday: Mix Your Own Cocoa, create your

own blend that shows your appreciation, or just make
it for yourself; materials and ingredients provided; for
information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105
8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Nov 15

STORIES
September
Reading Assistance Dogs, children have the

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Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Sep 27

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Sep 28

PajamaTime Storytime, on Wednesdays; slide into
your evening with music, books, and more for the
whole family; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Sep 28

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 10

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Sep 10

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs

are specially trained, along with their handler, to
provide the environment needed to help children
improve their reading communication skills; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Mon Sep 12

Toddler Tales, at 10am & 2pm; introduce ages 3-5 to

the wonders of the outdoors as Nahant Marsh educators
lead a nature-themed story, craft, and outdoor
adventure; $3-5/child, parents free; for information,
call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave,
Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, Tue Sep 13

opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City
Canines, great practice for kids and helps them build
their vocabulary and build self-confidence; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Sep 1

30/31 Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories around a

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and

Southwest Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories

Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays; sit back,

Special Story Time Event: Mexican Independence
Day at the McGehee Center, enjoy refreshments

songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Sep 1 thru
Thu Sep 29

relax, and get ready for bedtime with stories and
activities chosen especially for your little night owl;
pillows, stuffed toys, and jammies welcome; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29

Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, for ages 3-5; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu
Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; an entertaining

opportunity for preschoolers to hear stories, sing songs,
play, and engage in pre-reading activities; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Sep 30

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start your

child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed
especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Sep 2 thru Fri Sep 30

Preschool Story Time, on Mondays; music, stories,

and a related craft; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Sep 5
thru Mon Sep 26

Toddler Storytime, on Tuesdays; dancing, singing,

and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,

new theme each week, songs, and a craft activity for
ages five and under; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep
13 thru Tue Sep 27
around a new theme each week, songs, and a craft
activity for ages five and under; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Wed Sep 14 thru Wed Sep 28

donated from Adolph’s and Lolita’s as well as
information about what makes a Mariachi band, a game
of La Lotería, and decorate your own sombrero sugar
cookie; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Sep 15

Main Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories around a new

theme each week, songs, and a craft activity for ages
five and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 16 thru
Fri Sep 23

Book Explorers: Hunger Games, for grades 4 & up;

a youth book discussion group that meets over three
sessions to discuss Suzanne Collins’ book; participants
will be given the book on the first meeting date and
then progressively discuss it over the next scheduled
meetings; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Sep 17

Teen Tuesday: Blackout Poetry, take a page or two

from discarded books and give them a new message;
make your own poetry out of others’ words; books and
Sharpies provided; for information, call 309-755- 3393,
Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
6pm Tue Sep 20

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Sep 24

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YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Sep 24

October
Book Explorers: Hunger Games, for grades 4 & up;
a youth book discussion group that meets over three
sessions to discuss Suzanne Collins’ book; participants
will be given the book on the first meeting date and
then progressively discuss it over the next scheduled
meetings; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Oct 1
thru Sat Oct 15

Preschool Story Time, on Mondays; music, stories,

and a related craft; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Oct 3
thru Mon Oct 31

Dance Me a Story with Ballet Quad Cities, for

information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
Oct 4

Toddler Storytime, on Tuesdays; dancing, singing,

and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Oct 4
thru Tue Oct 25

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Oct 5 thru Wed Oct 26

PajamaTime Storytime, on Wednesdays; slide into
your evening with music, books, and more for the
whole family; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Wed Oct 5 thru Wed Oct 26

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and

songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays; sit back,

relax, and get ready for bedtime with stories and
activities chosen especially for your little night owl;
pillows, stuffed toys, and jammies welcome; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; an entertaining

opportunity for preschoolers to hear stories, sing songs,
play, and engage in pre-reading activities; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Oct 7 thru Fri Oct 28

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start your

child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed
especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Oct 7 thru Fri Oct 28

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 8

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Oct 8

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STORIES /
October

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs

are specially trained, along with their handler, to
provide the environment needed to help children
improve their reading communication skills; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Mon Oct 10

Toddler Tales, at 10am & 2pm; introduce ages 3-5 to

the wonders of the outdoors as Nahant Marsh educators
lead a nature-themed story, craft, and outdoor
adventure; $3-5/child, parents free; for information,
call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave,
Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, Tue Oct 11

Hug-a-Book, Play-a-Book, for ages 5 & under and

their families; we’ll use the power of play to introduce
early learning concepts through stories and play
activities that grow your presch0ooler’s mind; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3pm Wed Oct 19

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Oct 22

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Oct 22

30/31 Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories around

a new theme each week, songs, and a craft activity
for ages five and under; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Tue Oct 25

Southwest Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories

around a new theme each week, songs, and a craft
activity for ages five and under; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Wed Oct 26

Disney Live @ iWireless Center - November 4
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6:30pm Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16

information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Nov 4 thru Fri Nov 18

bones to funky Halloween music, decorate your own
sugar skull sugar cookies and get your face painted
to look like La Catrína, and listen to the story about La
Llorona; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Oct 27

Southwest Toddler Tales, on Wednesdays; stories

Preschool Story Time, on Mondays; music, stories,

Main Toddler Tales, a story, songs, and a craft activity

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and

Special Story Time Event: Halloween Party – Día
de los Muertos, enjoy tasty treats and rattle your

for ages five and under; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri
Oct 28

November
30/31 Toddler Tales, on Tuesdays; stories around a

around a new theme each week, songs, and a craft
activity for ages five and under; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch,
9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16
songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Nov 3 thru
Thu Nov 17

Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays; sit back,

new theme each week, songs, and a craft activity for
ages five and under; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov
1 thru Tue Nov 22

relax, and get ready for bedtime with stories and
activities chosen especially for your little night owl;
pillows, stuffed toys, and jammies welcome; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Nov 3 thru Thu Nov 17

Toddler Storytime, on Tuesdays; dancing, singing,

Baby Storytime, on Fridays; an entertaining

and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Nov 1
thru Tue Nov 22

opportunity for preschoolers to hear stories, sing songs,
play, and engage in pre-reading activities; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Fri Nov 4 thru Fri Nov 18

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

Main Toddler Tales, on Fridays; stories around a new

PajamaTime Storytime, on Wednesdays; slide into

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; jump-start your

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16
your evening with music, books, and more for the
whole family; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,

theme each week, songs, and a craft activity for ages
five and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 4 thru
Fri Nov 18
child’s literacy building skills in this storytime designed
especially for you and your 0-12 month old; free; for

and a related craft; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Nov 7
thru Mon Nov 21

Young Emerging Writers Open Workshop, for

writers ages 15-19; participants are welcome to bring
writing to share for discussion, or just to listen and
discuss other participant’s work; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
Suite 303, Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 11am Sat Nov 12

YEW Writer’s Studio, for writers ages 15-19;

participants are welcome to bring writing to share
for discussion, or just to listen and discuss other
participant’s work; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport IA, MWCQC.org, 6pm Sat Nov 12

Dance Me a Story: The Nutcracker, see how

dance and literature are a flawless pair with a program
presented by Ballet Quad Cities; act out the story, and
see how movement can tell a story; for preschool and
school-age kids; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Nov 14

Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs

are specially trained, along with their handler, to
provide the environment needed to help children
improve their reading communication skills; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Mon Nov 14

Family Reading Night: Read Under the Stars
Pajama Party, make your own glow-in-the-dark

“Galaxy in a Jar” and receive a free book thanks to the
Rock River Library District and United Way’s Imagination

Library; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Nov 17

LIBRARY EVENTS
September
Teen Advisory Group, for grades 6-12; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Sep 1

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Sep 1
thru Thu Sep 29

Gross Anatomy, on Thursdays; school-aged

children learn about the human body through
fun (and sometimes disgusting) experiments and
demonstrations; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
Thu Sep 1 thru Thu Sep 29

Model Railroad Exhibit with Children’s Makeand-Take Craft: Engine and Caboose, Ken Roehrs of

the Tri-County N-Scale Model Train Club will be running
his Rock Island model trains with an appropriate layout
of the area; learn about the historic Rock Island line and
what it takes to keep the model trains running, then stop
at the children’s craft table and have the kids make their
very own train engine and caboose; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 11am Sat Sep 3

Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other

kids as we play Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,

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3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Sep 5 thru Mon Sep 26

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Sep 6

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

new and experienced players welcome to join this
teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Sep 6
thru Tue Sep 27

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages
three and under; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Sep 7

Wizard of Oz Party, celebrate the final weekend of

the Figge Art Museum’s exhibit of the classic film with
crafts, games, and fun; costumes encouraged; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
(Main), 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Sat Sep 24

DIY Glowy Bouncy Balls, activity for grades 4-8; for

information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Sep 29

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Scavenger Hunt, a

scavenger hunt with clues based on the book series;
follow the trail of strange clues and solve the puzzle to
win prizes; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Sep 29

October
Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other

kids as we play Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Oct 3 thru Mon Oct 31

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

After Labor Day Pool Party, get the rest of those

Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Sep 7 thru Wed
Sep 28
summer vibes out of your system; children under the
age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool
at all times; for information, call 309-755- 3393, East
Moline Municipal Pool, 4011 Archer Dr, East Moline IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 6:30pm Fri Sep 9

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Sep 9

Anime Club, for grades 6-12; for information, call 309524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Sep 13

Early Out Day Teen Gaming, spend your early-

out day at the library; for information, call 309-5242470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 11:30am Wed Sep 14

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Oct 4
new and experienced players welcome to join this
teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Oct 4
thru Tue Oct 25

Early Out Day Teen Gaming, teens are invited to

spend their early-out day at the library; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 11:30am Wed Oct 5

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages
three and under; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Oct 5

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

engineering fun; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Sep 14

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Oct 5 thru Wed
Oct 26

Exploratorium, on Wednesdays; STEAM programming

Teen Advisory Group, for grades 6-12; for information,

STEM-azing, kids enjoy hands-on science, math, or

for grades K-4; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Sep 14 thru Wed Sep 28

Anime Night, teens watch anime on the Crunchyroll

anime site, enjoy Japanese snacks, and learn to write
hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu
Sep 15

Tween Gaming, video games for ages 8 to 12 on

Wii, Wii U, and xBox 360, board games, and snacks;
learn problem-solving and teamwork while having
fun; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Sep 19

call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Oct 6

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Oct 6
thru Thu Oct 27

October at Hogwarts, on Thursdays; learn wand-

making, potions, transfiguration, and charms; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and share your ideas on how to make the library
more awesome; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Sep 20

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Oct 7

Gaming Night, teens play the library’s Wii U, and

Anime Club, for grades 6-12; for information, call 309-

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,

give Scratch computer programming a try. Also play
Xbox 360, Wii and board games; snacks provided;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Sep 22

524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Tue Oct 11

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LIBRARY EVENTS /
October

STEM-azing, kids enjoy hands-on science, math, or

engineering fun; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Oct 12

Anime Night, teens watch anime on the Crunchyroll

anime site, enjoy Japanese snacks, and learn to write
hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu
Oct 13

Tween Gaming, video games for ages 8 to 12 on

Wii, Wii U, and xBox 360, board games, and snacks;
learn problem-solving and teamwork while having
fun; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Oct 17

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,

and share your ideas on how to make the library
more awesome; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Oct 18

Gaming Night, teens play the library’s Wii U, and

give Scratch computer programming a try. Also play
Xbox 360, Wii and board games; snacks provided;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu Oct 20

SiLiCon Cosplay Party, the meeting of superheroes,

supervillains, and fantastic characters alike – dress as
your favorite and party hardy; drinks and refreshments
provided; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis

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Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 6pm
Tue Oct 25

Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Thu Nov 3
thru Thu Nov 17

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Scavenger Hunt, follow

Minecraft Mondays, on Mondays; connect with other

the clues and avoid the deadly traps to win prizes;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Oct 27

November
Dungeons & Dragons & Donuts, on Tuesdays;

new and experienced players welcome to join this
teen-led Dungeons & Dragons group; donuts and
snacks provided; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Tue Nov 1
thru Tue Nov 22

Early Out Day Teen Gaming, teens are invited to

spend their early-out day at the library; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 11:30am Wed Nov 2

Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; our current gaming

kids as we play Minecraft in the computer lab; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Mon Nov 7 thru Mon Nov 21

Anime Night, teens watch anime on the Crunchyroll

anime site, enjoy Japanese snacks, and learn to write
hiragana characters; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St, Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Tue
Nov 8

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Nov 8

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

systems include PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XboxONE, Wii, and
WiiU, along with laptops available for online gaming;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Nov 2 thru Wed
Nov 16

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play
model to build language and learning skills in ages
three and under; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Wed Nov 9

Teen Advisory Group, for grades 6-12; for information,

STEM-azing, kids enjoy hands-on science, math, or

call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Nov 3

Anime Club, on Thursdays; hang out with other

anime & manga fans while we eat noodles and watch
our favorite series; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,

engineering fun; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
4pm Wed Nov 9

Play and Grow, play group for ages three and under

and their parents or caregivers; Play and Grow uses the
Every Child Ready to Read Talk, Sing, Read, Write Play

30), with director James Fairchild leading a cast
that finds real-life spouses Pat and Patti Flaherty
portraying vocally combative stage spouses. St.
Ambrose University will present director Max
Moline’s studio-theatre take on Agnes of God
(September 8 through 10), author John Pielmeier’s Tony-winning drama about a deceased baby
and the infant’s convent-novice birth mother.
And another Pulitzer winner arrives in the form
of author David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole
(September 1 through 4), director Joe Oliger’s
studio-theatre exploration of a fatal car accident’s
aftermath, and the first production housed in
Augustana College’s new Kim & Donna Brunner
Theatre Center facility.
Adam Cerny, Jason Platt, Pamela Briggs, Nancy Teerlinck, and Jason Dlouhy in
While we’re on the subject of St. Ambrose and
Augustana, both schools will pay tribute to the
Deathtrap @ Playcrafters – opens September 9
400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing with
eagerly anticipated mainstage productions: SAU
Professor Corinne Johnson directs Jordan McGinnis’ Prospero
and many others through the enchanted land of the Bard’s The
Tempest (October 7 through 9), and Augie’s Jeff Coussens – a
memorable Iago for the college in 1993 – leads titular portrayer
September through November
Debo Balogun and fellow students through the tragic drama of
Shakespeare’s Othello (October 14 through 23).
ell, there’s good news and grim news regarding our
While Theatre of the Oppressed may sound like a blanket
area’s schedule of fall stage comedies and dramas. The
title for all companies whose participants work long hours for
good news is that it includes two Shakespeares, two world
no money, it’s actually the title of the forthcoming, interactive
premieres, four Tony Award winners, two Tony nominees, and
stage experience at Scott Community College (October 14,
not one, not two, but three recipients of the Pulitzer Prize. The
26, and 28) in which director Kevin Babbitt and SCC students
grim news is that this particular collection of plays addresses
address issues of racism, sexism, and heterosexism. Davenmurder, infidelity, racism, sexism, post-traumatic stress
port’s New Ground Theatre and director Chris Jansen explore
disorder, police brutality, and cyber-sex; features a pair of
the life of a soldier potentially suffering from PTSD in author
protagonists who murder their wives; and boasts not one, not
Quiara Allegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water
two, but three narratives centered on dead children.
by the Spoonful (September 30 through October 9). And with
So, you know ... . Happy autumn, everybody!
director Dana Moss-Peterson at the helm, a cure for mental
Let’s deal with that last subset of grimness first, if only
deficiencies may be found, and lost again, in the Richmond
because – surprise! – it lets me shamelessly promote a show I
Hill Barn Theatre’s Flowers for Algernon (October 6 through
myself am acting in. The QC Theatre Workshop’s next presen16), a poignant drama that, in its 1968 film version Charly,
tation is Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, black-comic,
earned Cliff Robertson a Best Actor Oscar.
dysfunctional-family saga Buried Child (October 14 through
Excepting The Tempest, this might seem like an awful lot of

Theatre

Comedies and Dramas

W

model to build language and learning skills in ages three
and under; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock
Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 11

Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks,

and share your ideas on how to make the library
more awesome; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Nov 15

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Party, an
all-ages family event to celebrate the release of a new
movie set in the wizard-ing world of Harry Potter; with
games, snacks, a scavenger hunt, and prizes for the
whole family; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Thu
Nov 17

Tween Gaming, video games for ages 8 to 12 on

Wii, Wii U, and xBox 360, board games, and snacks;
learn problem-solving and teamwork while having
fun; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St, Rock Island IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 5:30pm Mon Nov 21

THEATRE

Performances
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day, on Saturdays; family-

musical adaptation of Harry Allard’s children’s book;
scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm; $10; for tickets
and information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave, Amana IA, OldCreamery.com, Sat
Sep 17 thru Sat Oct 1

Just a Dream: The Green Play, student-performed
family play in the new Brunner Theatre Center,

downbeat offerings this fall, especially after you add in a couple
of Iowa City productions: Riverside Theatre’s and writer/
director Sean Lewis’ Black & Blue (September 9 through 25),
which explores the repercussions of a possible police-brutality
incident, and Dreamwell Theatre’s The Nether (September 16
through 24), director Rachel Lindhart’s take on Jennifer Haley’s controversial sci-fi drama about a world in which logged-in
customers are allowed to do anything – anything – with virtual
children. But let’s remember that challenging stage material
presented well can still be thoroughly entertaining and even
transporting. Let’s also remember that no theatre season worth
its salt would ever be wall-to-wall grimness.
Even though the title of the Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s next
theatrical offering is Deathtrap (September 9 through 28),
director Patti Flaherty’s take on Ira Levin’s Broadway-smash
mystery/comedy is sure to be one of the lightest examinations
of death and traps you’ve ever seen, and the Barn concludes its
2016 season with director Jacque Cohoon’s Stocking Stuffers
(November 11 through 20), a series of 15 comedic, holidaythemed vignettes. New Ground follows Water by the Spoonful
with the romantic comedy of author Jason Odell Williams’
critically acclaimed Handle with Care (November 4 through
13). Augustana presents a socially conscious production for
family audiences in director Jackie McCall’s environmentally
aware Just a Dream: The Green Play (October 1 and 2).
And in Iowa City, not only will the University of Iowa’s
David Thayer Theatre house Christopher Durang’s fabulously
funny comedy of manners Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
(November 10 through 19), but the neighboring Riverside
Theatre presents director Angie Toonmsen’s take on Lauren
Gunderson’s election-year comedy The Taming (October 28
through November 13). Its plot, according to the theatre’s Web
site, can actually be detailed in a question: “What happens
when a conservative senatorial aide, a liberal political activist,
and a newly crowned Miss Georgia walk into a bar?” I have no
earthly idea. But if that happened in real life, no doubt some
drunken idiot would walk up to these women and ask, “Hey,
why are three pretty ladies like you sitting here all alone?”
For more on the area’s fall-theatre schedule, see the Reader’s
Theatre calendar beginning on page 26. – Mike Schulz

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directed by Jackie McCall; Sat. & Sun. 1:30pm; $5-11; for
information and tickets, call 309-794-7306, Kim and
Donna Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, 3750
7th Ave, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Sat Oct 1
and Sun Oct 2

The Octonauts Live!, new stage adventure based

on the Disney Jr. TV series; $29.50-39.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave,
Peoria IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 6pm Tue Oct 18

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash, new family-themed stage

entertainment adapted from the Nick Jr. TV series;
$29.50-59.50; for information, call 800-745-3000, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. Third St, Davenport IA, AdlerTheatre.com,
6pm Thu Oct 20

Pegora the Witch, student-performed musical

comedy about a witch’s apprentice; Sat. 1 & 4pm,
Sun. 2pm; $6-8; for information, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, Sat Oct 22 thru Sun
Oct 30

Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 9:15am Sat Sep 10

Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. 14;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Mon
Sep 12

Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Nov. 14;

all-new stage adventure featuring more than two dozen
of your favorite Disney characters; at 4 & 7pm: $17-67; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, iWireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline IL, iWirelessCenter.com, Fri Nov 4

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Mon
Sep 12

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, held in the auditorium;

Advanced Acting for Ages 9-13, Mondays thru Nov.

Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic,

Tony-winning stage adaptation of Disney’s Oscarwinning animated smash; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
2:30pm; $26-40; for tickets and information, call 319-3668591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Nov 18 thru Sun Nov 20

Classes
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, noon Sat
Sep 10

Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 10am Sat
Sep 10

Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11:15am
Sat Sep 10

Broadway for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;

become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
to dance, sing and act; $108-135; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11:30am Sat Sep 10

Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru

Nov. 19; students explore creative role-play, mime,
imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement,
crafts, and games to develop a healthy and physical
imagination; $108-135; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
9am Sat Sep 10

Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru

Nov. 19; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $108-135; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
10:45am Sat Sep 10

Stagecraft: A World of Design for Ages 10+,

Saturdays thru Nov. 19; this class will be hands on,
learning all the work that goes behind the magic of
theatre; learn how to program lights, design sound, build
a set, and collaborate as a designer with a director; $116145; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,

Suds

Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Nov. 14;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:45pm
Mon Sep 12

14; this class deepens the imagination and technique
of storytelling, and uses a variety of tools to develop
new skills, while reinforcing old ones; $116-145;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:15pm Mon Sep 12

Broadway for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Nov. 14;

become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
to dance, sing and act; $108-135; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:15pm Mon Sep 12

Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru

Nov. 14; students explore creative role-play, mime,
imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement,
crafts, and games to develop a healthy and physical
imagination; $108-135; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:45pm Mon Sep 12

Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:30pm Tue
Sep 13

Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm Tue
Sep 13

Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:15pm Tue
Sep 13

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Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru Nov.

15; this class develops coordination and social skills
through exercises, movement, crafts, and games; $108135; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Tue Sep 13

Intermediate Acting for Ages 10-13, Tuesdays thru

Nov. 15; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7pm
Tue Sep 13

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THEATRE /
Classes

Intermediate Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru

Nov. 15; building on skills learned in previous courses,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater challenge;
physicality, characterization, and vocalization skills are
expanded; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:45pm
Tue Sep 13

Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Nov. 15; a great way to

get professional theatrical training, some onstage
experience, and meet other teens from around
the theatre circuit in the Quad Cities; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:15pm Tue Sep 13

Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, Wed Sep 14

Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru

Nov. 16; this class develops coordination and social skills
through exercises, movement, crafts, and games; $108135; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:30pm Wed Sep 14

Improv for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;

through a collection of games and exercises, students
develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7pm Wed
Sep 14

Improv for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;

through a collection of games and exercises, students
develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
$100-125; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:30pm
Wed Sep 14

Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16;

through a collection of games and exercises, students
develop the ability to think quickly and imaginatively;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:45pm
Wed Sep 14

Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Thu
Sep 15

Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;

this imaginative, high-energy environment also
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique, and physical skills;
$108-135; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Thu
Sep 15

Broadway for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru Nov.

17; become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
to dance, sing and act; $108-135; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:15pm Thu Sep 15

Broadway for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;
become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
to dance, sing and act; $108-135; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport

Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:45pm Thu Sep 15

Broadway for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Nov. 17;
become a “triple threat” by learning what it takes
to dance, sing and act; $108-135; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:30pm Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Theatre for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru
Nov. 17; classes are run like our traditional theatre classes
with the addition of some theatre history, vocabulary,
technical theatre, design and other educational content;
this imaginative, high energy environment provides
theatre terminology, vocal technique and physical
skills; $108-135; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 12:15pm
Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Theatre for Ages 13+, Thursdays thru

Nov. 17; classes are run like our traditional theatre classes
with the addition of some theatre history, vocabulary,
technical theatre, design and other educational content;
this imaginative, high energy environment provides
theatre terminology, vocal technique and physical
skills; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 1:30pm
Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Theatre for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru

Nov. 17; classes are run like our traditional theatre classes
with the addition of some theatre history, vocabulary,
technical theatre, design and other educational content;
this imaginative, high energy environment provides
theatre terminology, vocal technique and physical
skills; $108-135; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11:30am
Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Theatre for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru

Nov. 17; classes are run like our traditional theatre classes
with the addition of some theatre history, vocabulary,
technical theatre, design and other educational content;
this imaginative, high energy environment provides
theatre terminology, vocal technique and physical
skills; $108-135; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 12:45pm
Thu Sep 15

DANCE

Classes

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,

offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap,
Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult Ballet,
for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the company’s
professional dancers; for information and to register,
call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance,
617 17th St, Rock Island IL, BalletQuadCities.com, thru
Tue Nov 22

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Dec.

10; classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $104-130;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 10am Sat Sep 10

Beginning Tap for Ages 4-5, Saturdays thru Dec. 10;
tap uses special tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds
and combinations, and this class develops timing,
rhythm and coordination; $104-130; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11am Sat Sep 10

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Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru

Dec. 10; learn ballet fundamentals in this class with a
focus on developing core basics and having fun; $104130; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 9am Sat Sep 10

Tumble I for Ages 6+, Saturdays thru Dec. 10; floor

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Dec.

5; classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $104-130;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm Mon Sep 12

Li’l Hip Hop for Ages 4-5, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:10pm Tue Sep 13

Tumble I for Ages 6+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; floor

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Beginning Tap for Ages 4-5, Thursdays thru Dec.

14; tap uses special tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds
and combinations, and this class develops timing,
rhythm and coordination; $104-130; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Wed Sep 14

gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $108-135; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
Eastern Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
10:50am Sat Sep 10

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru Dec.
5; learn ballet fundamentals in this class with a focus
on developing core basics and having fun; $104-130;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm Mon Sep 12

gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $108-135; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm
Tue Sep 13

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru

Tumble Tots for Ages 4-5, Saturdays thru Dec. 10; our

Hip Hop III for Ages 13+, Mondays thru Dec. 5; this

Tumble II for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; floor

Jazz I for Ages 6+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 7; jazz

Tumble III for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; floor

Lyrical I for Ages 8+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 7; lyrical

littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics
and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and
balance; $104-130; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 9:50am
Sat Sep 10

Ballet I for Ages 7+, Mondays thru Dec. 5; classes

provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that
is an integral part of all dance styles; $112-140; for
information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Mon Sep 12

Ballet II for Ages 9+, Mondays thru Dec. 5; classes

provide proper training in ballet technique, alignment
and terminology, incorporating the discipline that is an
integral part of all dance styles; $112-140; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:10pm Mon Sep 12

Ballet III/IV for Ages 10+, Mondays thru Dec. 5;

classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $112-140;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:10pm Mon Sep 12

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $112-140;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:30pm Mon Sep 12

Advanced Ballet/Pointe, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6;

classes provide proper training in ballet technique,
alignment and terminology, incorporating the discipline
that is an integral part of all dance styles; $120-150;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:10pm Tue Sep 13

Hip Hop I for Ages 6-8, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:10pm Tue Sep 13

Hip Hop II for Ages 9+, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; this

course uses high energy and contemporary routines
with current moves and popular music; $112-140;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:10pm Tue Sep 13

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gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $112-140; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm
Tue Sep 13
gymnastics for the beginning to intermediate tumbler;
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated
equipment; $112-140; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7pm
Tue Sep 13

Tumble Tots for Ages 4-5, Tuesdays thru Dec. 6; our

littlest tumblers begin learning basic floor gymnastics
and exercises to increase flexibility, strength, and
balance; $104-130; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm
Tue Sep 13

Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays

Dec. 7; learn ballet fundamentals in this class with a
focus on developing core basics and having fun; $104130; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:15pm Wed Sep 14
utilizes techniques and movements from ballet and
modern dance, and this class is designed to develop
expression of music through creative movement; $104130; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm Wed Sep 14
dance is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern dance
with an emphasis on fluidity and grace; dancers learn to
express themselves as artists while dancing to stories
revealed in the lyrics of contemporary music; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:10pm Wed Sep 14

Tap I for Ages 6+, Wednesdays thru Dec. 7; tap

uses special tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds
and combinations, and this class develops timing,
rhythm and coordination; $104-130; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Wed Sep 14

thru Dec. 7; classes provide proper training in ballet
technique, alignment and terminology, incorporating
the discipline that is an integral part of all dance styles;
$104-130; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:10pm
Wed Sep 14

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Classes

Tap/Jazz III, Wednesdays thru Dec. 7; tap uses special

tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds and combinations
and jazz utilizes techniques and movements from ballet
and modern dance, and this class develops timing,
rhythm, and coordination, and is designed to develop
expression of music through creative movement; $120150; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7pm Wed Sep 14

Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru

Dec. 8; learn ballet fundamentals in this class with a
focus on developing core basics and having fun; $104130; for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Ballet I for Ages 5+, Thursdays thru

Dec. 8; our homeschool program provides family
the opportunity for daytime training and fitness in
the art of ballet for all ages; $120-150; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 1pm Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Ballet II for Ages 6+, Thursdays thru
Dec. 8; our homeschool program provides family
the opportunity for daytime training and fitness in
the art of ballet for all ages; $120-150; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 1:10pm Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Ballet III for Ages 8+, Thursdays

thru Dec. 8; our homeschool program provides family
the opportunity for daytime training and fitness in
the art of ballet for all ages; $120-150; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11:45am Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Ballet IV, Thursdays thru Dec. 8; our

homeschool program provides family the opportunity
for daytime training and fitness in the art of ballet for all
ages; $120-150; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave,
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 10:45am
Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Ballet V, Thursdays thru Dec. 8; our

homeschool program provides family the opportunity
for daytime training and fitness in the art of ballet for
all ages; $120-150; for information and to register, call
563-326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 9am
Thu Sep 15

Homeschool Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4,

Poms Dance Team II for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru

Dec. 8; students learn precision and strong arm motions
while focusing on technical dance skills of balance,
strength, and flexibility, and will learn routines in
areas of jazz, hip hop, kick line, and more; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6pm Thu Sep 15

Poms Dance Team III for Ages 10+, Thursdays

thru Dec. 8; students learn precision and strong arm
motions while focusing on technical dance skills of
balance, strength, and flexibility, and will learn routines
in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick line, and more; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 7:20pm Thu Sep 15

Tap II for Ages 9+, Thursdays thru Dec. 8; tap

uses special tap shoes to make rhythmic sounds
and combinations, and this class develops timing,
rhythm and coordination; $104-130; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:10pm Thu Sep 15

Events
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and
songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Sep 1 thru
Thu Sep 29

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Sep 7 thru Wed Sep 28

Dance Me a Story with Ballet Quad Cities, for

information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Tue
Oct 4

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Oct 5 thru Wed Oct 26

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and

songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Oct 6 thru Thu Oct 27

Thursdays thru Dec. 8; our homeschool program
provides families the opportunity for daytime training
and fitness in the art of ballet for all ages; $104-130;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 11:15am Thu Sep 15

Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays; stories

Jazz II for Ages 9+, Thursdays thru Dec. 8; jazz utilizes

Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; stories and

techniques and movements from ballet and modern
dance, and this class is designed to develop expression
of music through creative movement; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:10pm Thu Sep 15

Lyrical II for Ages 9+, Thursdays thru Dec. 14; lyrical

dance is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern dance
with an emphasis on fluidity and grace; dancers learn to
express themselves as artists while dancing to stories
revealed in the lyrics of contemporary music; $112-140;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 6:15pm Thu Sep 15

Poms Dance Team I for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru

Dec. 8; students learn precision and strong arm motions
while focusing on technical dance skills of balance,
strength, and flexibility, and will learn routines in
areas of jazz, hip hop, kick line, and more; $108-135;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm Thu Sep 15

and songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more
in a weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
10am Wed Nov 2 thru Wed Nov 16
songs are mixed with yoga, dancing, and more in a
weekly activity for ages 0-5; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave, Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Nov 3 thru
Thu Nov 17

Dance Me a Story: The Nutcracker, see how

dance and literature are a flawless pair with a program
presented by Ballet Quad Cities; act out the story, and
see how movement can tell a story; for preschool and
school-age kids; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St,
Rock Island IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Mon Nov 14

MUSEUMS
September
The Discovery of King Tut, a 14,800-square-foot

touring exhibition featuring nearly 1,000 reproductions
of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s Egyptian
tomb, audio tours based on Howard Carter’s diaries,
video documentaries, and extensive texts, and more; $819 w/ $7-8 museum admission, $5 add-on for screenings

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of “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs”; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.org, thru Mon
Sep 5

Putnam Explorers, for grades 2-6; hands-on learning

that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, 1:30pm Sun Sep 4

Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Sep 6

Pet Rock Day, re-create the fad of 1975 by creating

your own! Bring in a rock to decorate or use one of ours;
also learn how to “train” your pet rock; free with $4-7
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Sep 10

Family Fun Night at the Putnam Museum, spend

time with our educators as you discover types of
alternative energy, build a solar car and exert some of
your own energy in our Science Center; all activities that
take place in our Grand Lobby are free to the public, and
general-museum admission is required to experience
the museum and science center, and movie prices apply
to view films; for information, contact Octavia HoutekierBoyd at ohboyd@putnam.org or 563-324-1933, Putnam
Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA,
Putnam.org, 5pm Fri Sep 16

Service Dog Day, learn what it takes for a dog to

become a service or therapy dog; we welcome the
Augustana Viking Pups and other service dogs in our
community; free with $4-7 admission; for information,
call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am
Sat Sep 17

World Wide Day of Play, try hopscotch, jump rope, an

obstacle course, and some activity games; free with $4-7
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Sep 24

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,
discover the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam;
immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and traditions
as you try on a giant lion dance mask, pose for an
interactive family photo, and create a fireworks display;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Sep 24 thru
Fri Sep 30

October
Over The Ledge: Pumpkin Eye, at 10:30am & 1:30pm;
see what falls over the ledge from the fun rhyming book
“Pumpkin Eye”; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Oct 1

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,
discover the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam;
immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and traditions
as you try on a giant lion dance mask, pose for an
interactive family photo, and create a fireworks display;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Oct 1 thru
Mon Oct 31

Putnam Explorers, for grades 2-6; hands-on learning

that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, 1:30pm Sun Oct 2

Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Oct 4

Cardboard Challenge, invent, design, and construct

using cardboard in our annual challenge; free with $4-7
admission; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Oct 15

Happy Birthday, Parachute!, make a toy parachute

and drop it from the balcony, and play some parachute
games; free with $4-7 admission; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat
Oct 22

Scarecrow Shenanigans, come in costume and

celebrate the season with fun activities for kids (some
scary, some not-so- scary), mini pumpkin decorating, a
performance from the Family Museum Dance Company,
seasonal crafts and games, and decorated galleries; $2-7;
for information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
noon Sun Oct 23

Frankenkitty!, make a Halloween costume for your cat,
or dog, or stuffed animal; free with $4-7 admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Oct 29

November
Tuesday Night Jam!, members of the QC Rock

Academy will come and let kids jam; try some
drums, guitar, or play some notes on our Monster
Piano; for information, call 563-344-4106 or e-mail
familymuseum@bettendorf.org, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Tue Nov 1

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,

thru Jan. 15; discover the beauty, sights, and sounds
of Vietnam; immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture
and traditions as you try on a giant lion dance mask,
pose for an interactive family photo, and create a
fireworks display; free with $4-7 museum admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
Tue Nov 1 thru Tue Nov 22

Special Needs Night, we turn off some of the louder

exhibits and keep the crowd to a maximum of 100;
a great way to meet new friends and families; $7; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
5:30pm Fri Nov 4

The Great Pumpkin Drop!, don’t toss your old

pumpkins away – bring them to the museum, and we’ll
drop them over the ledge; free with $4-7 admission; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900
Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
noon Sat Nov 5

Putnam Explorers, for grades 2-6; hands-on learning

that invites students to dive deep into exciting concepts;
for information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum &
Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport IA, Putnam.
org, 1:30pm Sun Nov 6

MOVIES
The Neverending Story, screenings of the family

fantasy film; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, Sun Sep 4 thru Wed Sep 7

Labyrinth, 30th-anniversary screenings of the fantasy

film starring David Bowie; Sun. & Wed. 2 & 7pm; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport
53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.
com/theatre-1090, Sun Sep 11 thru Wed Sep 14

Digimon Adventure: Tri. Chapter 1 – Reunion, the

first chapter of a screen franchise presented by Fathom
Events, Eleven Arts, and TOEI Animation; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St, Davenport IA, Cinemark.com/
theatre-1090, 7pm Thu Sep 15

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Finding Dory, bring a blanket and the family and

Breakfast with the Animals, enjoy a warm breakfast

Showtime at Silvis, raised by wolves, a young

Youth Swim School, Saturdays thru Nov. 16 at 9:15 and

enjoy the Pixar blockbuster while next to the pond; for
information, call 309-341-5301, Carl Sandburg College,
2232 S Lake Storey Rd, Galesburg IL, Sandburg.edu/50,
7pm Fri Sep 23
man-cub embarks on a journey of self-discovery while
attempting to flee the jungle from the threat of a man
hating tiger; for information, call 309-755- 3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL, SilvisLibrary.org,
1:30pm Sat Sep 24

Showtime at Silvis, two of Earth’s celebrated mutants

come together to lead a team of inexperienced mutants
to stop the destruction of the world; for information, call
309-755- 3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St, Silvis IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 1:30pm Sat Oct 29

OTHER EVENTS
September
Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Thu Sep 1 thru Fri Sep 30

Breakfast with the Animals, enjoy a warm breakfast
buffet and then experience Niabi animals as our special
guests; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Sep 17

10:15am; $45/six classes; for information and to register,
call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/
swim, Sat Oct 15

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smartphone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, web.extension.illinios.edu/
hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Oct 19

Fright Night in the District, annual outdoor

Halloween party featuring a children’s costume contest,
trick-or-treat, treasure hunt, storytelling, and more;
free; for information, call 309-788.6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island IL,
RIDistrict.com, 5pm Thu Oct 27

Nahant Marsh Homeschool Program, for

information, call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 7am Fri
Oct 28

Community Drum Circle, join drum instructor James

Snow Leopard Day, celebrate with our very own snow

leopards Kira and Niko; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for
information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi
Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Sep 17

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

18th Annual Noogiefest, a free Halloween/Fall

Community Drum Circle, join drum instructor James

Sivell and other area percussionists for a Drum Circle
of improvised rhythms; instruments are available, but
patrons are encouraged to bring their own drum or
percussion instrument; $2.50-5 suggested donation; for
information, call 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
11am Sat Sep 24

Kids Micro-Marathon, held on River Drive; a fun,

scenic kids run conveniently located near the expo; there
are three distances from which to choose: 1/4, 1/2, and 1
mile; these non-competitive events are designed for fun
and fitness; with jump houses, balloons, face painting,
and Happy Joe’s pizza; $15-20, Downtown Moline,
Moline IL, QCMarathon.org, 1:30pm Sat Sep 24

Nahant Marsh Homeschool Program, for

information, call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 7am Fri
Sep 30

October
Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Sat Oct 1 thru Mon Oct 31

Youth Swim School, Wednesdays thru Nov. 16 at

5:15, 6:15, and 7:15pm; $45/six classes; for information
and to register, call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk College Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline
IL, BHC.edu/swim, Wed Oct 12

Parent/Tot Swim Lessons, Saturdays thru Nov. 19;

$45 for six classes; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community Aquatic
Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline IL, BHC.edu/swim,
8:30am Sat Oct 15

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buffet and then experience Niabi animals as our special
guests; $4.25-8.25 general admission; for information,
call 309-799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com, 10am Sat Oct 15

Sivell and other area percussionists for a Drum Circle
of improvised rhythms; instruments are available, but
patrons are encouraged to bring their own drum or
percussion instrument; $2.50-5 suggested donation; for
information, call 563-326-1333, RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St, Davenport IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
11am Sat Oct 29

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smartphone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, web.extension.illinios.edu/
hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Sep 21

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Festival party for children and their families; featuring
themed rooms, games, crafts, door prizes, and more,
children must be accompanied by an adult, costumes
encouraged; sign up to win a door prize, enjoy goodies,
and go from room to room participating in a variety of
games and activities; for information, contact Anita at
Gilda’s Club 563-326-7504 or anita@gildasclubqc.org,
Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 E River Dr, Davenport IA,
GildasClubQC.org, 4pm Sat Oct 29

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NOVA
SINGERS
Laura L. Lane
, Founder and Music Director

PEACE
Saturday 7:30pm, October 8, 2016

Sunday 4:00pm, October 9, 2016

First Presbyterian Church, Galesburg

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

Friday 7:30pm, December 16, 2016

Saturday 7:30pm, December 17, 2016

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

Saturday 7:30pm, February 18, 2017

Sunday 4:00pm, February 19, 2017

First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

Boo at the Zoo, get spooky and enjoy safe trick-or-

treating all day with the animals at the zoo; $4.25-8.25
general admission; for information, call 309-799-3482,
Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.
com, 10am Sat Oct 29 and Sun Oct 30

November
Zookeeper Chats, daily at noon & 3pm; find out what

it’s like to feed and care for a wild animal; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482, Niabi
Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley IL, NiabiZoo.com,
Tue Nov 1 thru Tue Nov 22

4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages 12-18; at

the Cession Room in Building 60; get your smartphone
or Instagram photos printed off and into a memorable
scrapbook; embellish a unique scrapbook each month
and learn new scrapbook techniques; $20 supply fee;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock
Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL, web.extension.illinios.edu/
hmrs/4hpyd, 5:30pm Wed Nov 16

Nahant Marsh Homeschool Program, for

information, call 563-336-3370, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave, Davenport IA, NahantMarsh.org, 7am Fri
Nov 18

Saturday 7:30pm, April 22, 2017
First Lutheran Church, Galesburg

Sunday 4:00pm, April 23, 2017
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport

For more information on any of our performances, contact Nova Singers at 309.341.7038
or email us at nova@knox.edu. Visit us on Facebook or at www.novasingers.com.

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the

Duck Face the Nation

Advice
Goddess

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Guys don’t
have car crashes looking at me, but I am pretty
and have a nice boyfriend. I have three dropdead gorgeous girlfriends who are perpetually
single, but not by choice. I realized that they
all do two things: complain that things never
work out with a guy and constantly post stunning selfies on Facebook. One takes a daily pic
in her car, showing how hot she looks. When I
mentioned this to my boyfriend, he said guys
want a hot girlfriend but they don’t want one
who does that. Please explain.
– Wondering
Sure, getting other people to like you starts
with liking yourself – just not to the point
where you’re dozing off in front of the mirror.
Selfie posting, not surprisingly, has been
associated with narcissism – being a selfabsorbed, self-important user with a lack of
empathy and a sucking need for admiration.
But consider that there are nuances to what
sort of person posts selfies and why. There are
those who post selfies in keeping with their
interests – such as “Here’s today’s outfit!”
because they’re into fashion or “Here I am
about to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel!”
because they’re into adventure travel and are
also kind of idiots.
Though these “stuff I like” shots include a
picture of the person, they’re ultimately about
some hobby or interest they have. And then
there’s the person – such as these women you
mention – who simply posts endless vanity
shots: “It’s Monday, and I’m still alive, and aren’t
I pretty? #WeAllHaveOurCrossToBear”
Clinical psychologist Christopher T. Barry
and his colleagues found that posting a lot of
“physical appearance selfies” is associated with
a sub-type of narcissism called “vulnerable
narcissism.” Vulnerable narcissism involves
self-worth that’s “highly contingent” on what
others think, “hyper-vigilance” about rejection,
and a tendency to manufacture a facade to protect against rejection. (“Grandiose narcissism”
is the louder, more domineering sub-type most
of us think of as narcissism.)
Yes, like ice cream and medical marijuana,
narcissism comes in different flavors. Though
you can probably feel for the vulnerable narcissists, they also come up short on empathy.
They just do it more quietly. Chances are that
guys who want more than a hookup or arm
candy see a slew of “Worship me!” selfies as a
generic sign of narcissism – and a big flashing

BY AMY ALKON

danger sign telling them to look elsewhere.
As the saying goes, “Beauty fades … but unempathetic is forever.”

Dr. Filler

I was a married man for a long time, but
about a year ago, after grieving my divorce, I
got into friends-with-benefits things with two
different women. (Neither knows about the
other.) We like each other, but we don’t call or
text regularly or discuss whether we’re seeing
anybody else. Well, last month, I met this great
woman and felt a real romantic connection.
We haven’t slept together because I want to end
these FWB things first. My question is: How
do I do that? What does a woman who isn’t a
girlfriend but has been having semi-regular sex
with a man want to hear that will not hurt her?
– Concerned
The really terrible breakups are those where
the other party just won’t let go – like when the
gym chain or cable company makes you talk
with three “retention specialists” and show the
lease to your new place 6,343 miles away with
no access to transportation but with a rickety
footbridge over a 400-foot chasm.
However, most helpfully, Paul Mongeau,
who researches communication in relationships, finds that there are three different levels
of friends-with-benefits relationships: “true
friends,” “network opportunism,” and “just
sex.” “True friends” mean something to each
other. They know and care about each other
and also have sex. “Network opportunists” are
a step down from true friends. They’re people
in the same social group (or “network”) who
aren’t really friends but are friendly enough
to go home together if neither meets anybody
better at the bar. And lowest on the FWB ladder
is what you have – the “just sex” thing. The just
sex-ers don’t hate each other or anything, but, as
the researchers explain, for them, the “friend”
in FWB “is a misnomer.” They’re in each other’s
lives for one reason: to be sexual grout.
It bodes well for the woman you want that you
care so much about being kind to the women
you don’t. But consider that you probably have
deeper and more frequent conversations with the
guy who makes your burrito at Chipotle. So for
these women, losing their “just sex” man will be
inconvenient and annoying but probably not as
heartbreaking as needing to find a new plumber.
Just politely inform them that you have to end it
because you’ve started seeing somebody (and not
just for 45 minutes at 1 in the morning).

Got A Problem? Ask Amy Alkon.

171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com)
©2016, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Truth
decay is in its early stages. If you take
action soon, you can prevent a
full-scale decomposition. But be forewarned:
Things could get messy, especially if you
intervene with the relentless candor and clarity
that will be required for medicinal purification.
So what do you think? Are you up for the
struggle? I understand if you’re not. I’ll forgive
you if you simply flee. But if you decide to work
your cagey magic, here are some tips. (1) Compile
your evidence with rigor. (2) As much as is
humanly possible, put aside rancor. Root your
efforts in compassionate objectivity. (3) Even as
you dig around in the unsightly facts, cherish the
beautiful truths you’d like to replace them with.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you
willing to lose at least some of your
inhibitions? Are you curious to find out
what it feels like to cavort like a wise wild child? If
you want to fully cooperate with life’s plans, you
will need to consider those courses of action. I
am hoping that you’ll accept the dare, of course. I
suspect you will thrive as you explore the
pleasures of playful audacity and whimsical
courage and effervescent experiments. So be
blithe, Taurus! Be exuberant! Be open to the
hypothesis that opening to jaunty and jovial
possibilities is the single most intelligent thing
you can do right now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): What’s the
current status of your relationship with
your feet? Have you been cultivating
and cherishing your connection with the earth
below you? The reason I ask, Gemini, is that right
now it’s especially important for you to enjoy
intimacy with gravity, roots, and foundations.
Whatever leads you down and deeper will be a
source of good fortune. Feeling grounded will
provide you with an aptitude for practical magic.
Consider the possibilities of going barefoot,
getting a foot massage, or buying new shoes that
are both beautiful and comfortable.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A woman
in the final stages of giving birth may
experience acute discomfort. But once
her infant spills out into the world, her distress
can transform into bliss. I don’t foresee quite so
dramatic a shift for you, Cancerian. But the
transition you undergo could have similar
elements: from uncertainty to grace; from
agitation to relief; from constriction to
spaciousness. To take maximum advantage of
this blessing, don’t hold onto the state you’re
leaving behind – or the feelings it aroused in you.
LEO (July 23-August 22): In one of my
dreams last night, a Leo sensualist I
know advised me to take smart pills
and eat an entire chocolate cheesecake before
writing my next Leo horoscope. In another
dream, my Leo friend Erica suggested that I
compose your horoscope while attending an
orgy where all the participants were brilliant

physicists, musicians, and poets. In a third
dream, my old teacher Rudolf (also a Leo) said I
should create the Leo horoscope as I sunbathed
on a beach in Maui while being massaged by two
sexy geniuses. Here’s how I interpret my dreams:
In the coming days, you can literally increase
your intelligence by indulging in luxurious
comforts and sensory delights.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22):
Play a joke on your nervous anxiety.
Leap off the ground or whirl in a circle
five times as you shout, “I am made of love!”
Learn the words and melody to a new song that
lifts your mood whenever you sing it. Visualize
yourself going on an adventure that will amplify
your courage and surprise your heart. Make a
bold promise to yourself, and acquire an
evocative object that will symbolize your
intention to fulfill that promise. Ask yourself a
soul-shaking question you haven’t been wise
enough to investigate before now. Go to a
wide-open space, spread your arms out in a
greeting to the sky, and pray for a vision of your
next big goal.
LIBRA (September 23-October 22):
The Illuminati do not want you to
receive the prophecy I have prepared
for you. Nor do the Overlords of the New World
Order, the Church of the SubGenius, the Fake
God that masquerades as the Real God, or the
nagging little voice in the back of your head. So
why am I going ahead and divulging this oracle
anyway? Because I love you. My loyalty is to you,
not those shadowy powers. Therefore, I am
pleased to inform you that the coming weeks will
be a favorable time for you to evade, ignore,
undermine, or rebel against controlling
influences that aren’t in alignment with your
soul’s goals.
SCORPIO (October 23-November
21): The dictionary says that the verb
“schmooze” means to chat with people
in order to promote oneself or make a social
connection that may prove to be advantageous.
But that definition puts a selfish spin on an
activity that can, at least sometimes, be carried
out with artful integrity. Your assignment in the
coming weeks is to perform this noble version of
schmoozing. If you are offering a product or
service that is beautiful or useful or both, I hope
you will boost its presence and influence with the
power of your good listening skills and smart
conversations.
SAGITTARIUS (November
22-December 21): If you are attuned
with the cosmic rhythms in the
coming weeks, you will be a source of teaching
and leadership. Allies will feel fertilized by your
creative vigor. You’ll stimulate team spirit with
your savvy appeals to group solidarity. If anyone
can revive droopy procrastinators and
demonstrate the catalytic power of gratitude, it’ll
be you. Have you heard enough good news,

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Sagittarius, or can you absorb more? I expect that
you’ll inspire interesting expressions of harmony
that will replace contrived versions of togetherness. And every blessing you bestow will expand
your capacity for attracting favors you can
really use.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): The fictional character known
as Superman has one prominent
vulnerability: the mineral Kryptonite. When he’s
near this stuff, it weakens his superpowers and
may cause other problems. I think we all have
our own versions of Kryptonite, even if they’re
metaphorical. For instance, my own superpowers tend to decline when I come into the presence
of bad architecture, cheesy poetry, and off-pitch
singing. How about you, Capricorn? What’s your
version of Kryptonite? Whatever it is, I’m happy
to let you know that you are currently less
susceptible to its debilitating influences than
usual. Why? Well, you have a sixth sense about
how to avoid it. And even if it does draw near, you
have in your repertoire some new tricks to keep it
from sapping your strength.
AQUARIUS (January 20-February
18): It’s quite possible you will receive
seductive proposals in the coming
weeks. You may also be invited to join your
fortunes with potential collaborators who have
almost fully awakened to your charms. I won’t be
surprised if you receive requests to share your
talents, offer your advice, or bestow your largesse.
You’re a hot prospect, my dear. You’re an
attractive candidate. You appear to be ripe for the
plucking. How should you respond? My advice is
to be flattered and gratified, but also discerning.
Just because an inquiry is exciting doesn’t mean
it’s good for you. Choose carefully.
PISCES (February 19-March 20):
Would you like to become a master of
intimacy? Can you imagine yourself
handling the challenges of togetherness with the
skill of a great artist and the wisdom of a love
genius? If that prospect appeals to you, now
would be a favorable time to up your game.
Here’s a hot tip on how to proceed: You must
cultivate two seemingly contradictory skills. The
first is the capacity to identify and nurture the
best qualities in your beloved friend. The second
is the ability to thrive on the fact that healthy
relationships require you to periodically wrestle
with each other’s ignorance and immaturity.
Homework: All of us are trying to wake up from
our sleepy delusions about the nature of life.
What’s your most potent wake-up technique?
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THE SCHWAG

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

RIBCO

ACROSS
1. Conk out
5. Grand Slam winner
9. Blue dye
13. Ornamental trimming
17. Bone
18. Makes turbid
20. Baseless
21. Two-toed sloth
22. S tart of a quip by Audrey Hepburn:
4 wds.
25. Slumberous
27. Garland
28. Early lesson
29. _ statesman
31. Old-womanish
32. Madame Tussaud
34. Seized
35. Pitch
37. Part 2 of quip: 3 wds.
41. Like old jeans
42. Copied
43. AKA George Eliot
44. Crude
46. Jewish month
47. More miffed
49. Semiconductor
50. Kind of bean
51. Do an usher’s job
52. Floors
53. Tractor-trailers
54. Gluts
55. Sparsest anagram
57. Argued
58. Do a farmer’s job
59. Part 3 of quip
60. Wickerwork worker
61. Part 4 of quip
62. Pare
65. Heavy with moisture
66. Court officers
70. Excellence, in old Greece
71. Strobili
72. Edible flatfish
73. _ _ bonne heure
74. Paddy
75. Bathwater additive
76. Self-possession
77. Federal agent

78. Whiz
79. Aid to navigators
80. Counterweight
81. Ripple pattern
82. Part 5 of quip: 7 wds.
87. Growing outward
88. Salamander
89. Dilettantish
90. Unseen emanations
92. Mug
93. _ B’rith
94. Heavy weight
97. Ristorante fare
100. End of the quip: 4 wds.
103. Antipathy
104. Regular
105. Base for a column
106. Erosion
107. River in Belgium
108. Tongue: Abbr.
109. Bulk
110. Late-night alumnus
DOWN
1. Car park sign
2. Not windward
3. Cow
4. _ Cruces
5. Numeral type
6. Field game
7. Makes haste
8. Student at Yale
9. Smart aleck
10. Reputation
11. Mountain
12. _ volente
13. Old British coin
14. Enter secretly
15. Post
16. Purplish color
19. Clam
23. Got along
24. Synthetic resin
26. Parts of fences
30. Calendar abbr.
33. Maple genus
34. Records
35. Lots and lots
36. Cornbread

37. The pits
38. Makes
39. Like an egg in shape
40. Icicle site
41. Hunger strike
45. Lave
47. Post
48. River in England
49. Truman’s opponent
50. Persian language
52. Kind of heater
53. Oldies
54. Racing boat
56. Bony plate
57. Storms
58. Transparent fabric
60. Different
61. Cousin to an ambo
62. _ avis
63. Heath genus
64. Slow
65. _ plexus
66. Legal document
67. Pedigree chart: 2 wds.
68. Skirt feature
69. Healthy
71. Summer camp essential
72. Metalloid element
75. Quiet
76. Some legal protections
77. The best
79. Hide
80. Japanese gateway
81. Recurring musical passage
83. Wild ass
84. Fiction
85. Door parts
86. Removes, in a way
90. Pale
91. Arrow poison
92. Kind of British gun
93. _ Raton
95. Muscat and _
96. Famed despot
98. Spitchcock
99. Depression org.
101. Monk’s title
102. Bird of Minerva

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Live Music Live Music Live Music
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THURSDAY

1

The Curtis Hawkins Band – Bass
Street Landing Plaza, , Moline IL
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show
(6pm) – Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill,
411 River Dr., Princeton IA
The Knockoffs – Rhythm City
Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
Savage Master – Angelust – RIBCO,
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Triathlon – Copper Smoke Trials –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA

FRIDAY

2

The Candymakers – The Maytags –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Christopher the Conquered
(6:30pm) – Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City, Iowa City IA
Cosmic – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Mound St., Davenport IA
DTCV – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St.,
Iowa City IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) –
Rock Island Hy-Vee Market Grille,
2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL
Jordan Danie lsen (6pm) –
Steventon’s, 1399 Eagle Ridge Rd,
LeClaire IA
Live@5: Beaker Brothers (5pm)
– RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Nasty Weather Blues Band – Bier
Stube Moline Biergarten, 415 15th
St., Moline IL
Pets with Human Names – Zuul
– Dueling at Dawn – Ghost
Bummer – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA

Trippin’ Billies – Jason Carl – RIBCO,
1815 Second Ave., Rock Island IL

SATURDAY

3

Brian Johannesen – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
G rate ful D e ad E x p e rie nce:
The Schwag – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
Justin Morrissey – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Davenport IA
Kickin Back (6pm) – Driftwood Pub,
1201 E. River Dr., Davenport IA
The Knockoffs – Sergeant Major’s,
213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL
Labor Day Benefit Fest: Endorsed
– Staghorn – Dowsing – Diners
– Winterbourne – Bongwraith –
Kagedama – Petrichor – Hesitant
Offering – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL
North of 40 – Purgatory’s Pub, 2104
State St, Bettendorf IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Smooth Groove – River House, 1510
River Dr., Moline IL
The Stone Flowers – Van’s Pizza,
Pub, & Grill, 3333 N. Harrison St.,
Davenport IA
The Travoltas – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL
Woody McBride – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA

SUNDAY

4

Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor
Ridge IL
JW Jones (6pm) – My Place the Pub,

4405 State St., Bettendorf IA
Labor Day Benefit Fest: Endorsed
– Harakiri – Mace – Shutup –
Telekinetic Yeti – Contender
– Closet Witch – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
The Lennon Sisters – Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside IA
Music @ the Wine Terrace: Sarah
Allner & Friends (2pm) –
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn,
7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley IL
Quad Cities Festival of Praise: Rend
Collective – LeClaire Park, 400
Beiderbecke Dr., Davenport IA
Soul Friends – Sweet Cacophony –
Back Porch Swing w/ Joe Brisben
& Sam Price – Dick Watson
Group – Classical String Quartet
– Threshold – Ray Kung Quartet
featuring Marie Kim – Riverbank
Jazz Band (3pm) – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
The Travoltas – The Blackstones
– RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock
Island IL

MONDAY

5

Moeller Nights – Village Theatre,
2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA

TUESDAY

6

Blues Cafe (6:30pm) – RME
Community Stage, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA

WEDNESDAY 7

Buffalo Gals – Milltown – Rozz-Tox,
2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm)

Buffalo Gals @ Rozz-Tox - September 7
– Rivertown Grille & Bar, 2606 W.
Locust St., Davenport IA

THURSDAY

8

FRIDAY

9

Chuck Murphy (6pm) – Go Fish
Marina Bar & Grill, 411 River Dr.,
Princeton IA
Mama Magnolia – Crystal City –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Marah in the Main Sail – Burden the
Bear – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
Rock Island IL

Air Supply – Rhythm City Casino

Resor t, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
An Evening with Portland Cello
Project – The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA
Black Hawk Pipes & Drums (noon) –
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline IL
The Chris & Wes Show – Kilkenny’s,
300 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Cobalt Blue – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Dead Horses – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Garp: The Codfish Hollow Festival
(6pm) – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Galena

Brewing Company, 227 N. Main St.,
Galena IL
Have Your Cake – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Heatbox – Jim Swim – Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Jordan Danielsen (5pm) – 1
Hundred West Bar & Dance Club,
100 76th St., Davenport IA
Live Lunch w/ Tony Hoeppner
(noon) – RME Community Stage,
131 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA
Live@5: Frank F. Sidney’s Western
Bandit Volunteers (5pm) –
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
The Manny Lopez Big Band (6pm) –
The Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL
Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic
Troupe – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Ave., Rock Island IL
Pat’s Acoustic Disco – Bier Stube
Moline Biergarten, 415 15th St.,
Moline IL

SATURDAY

10

Blackstones Acoustic Trio – The
Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge,
3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Burden the Bear – RIBCO, 1815
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
The Chris & Wes Show – Kilkenny’s,
300 W. 3rd St., Davenport IA
Danielle Nicole Band – Travis Ried
Band – The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport IA
Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show –
Governor’s Pub & Grill, 3470 Middle
Rd., Bettendorf IA

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Continued From Page 57
Frankie Joe & Kinfolk (2pm) –
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn,
7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley IL
Garp: The Codfish Hollow Festival
(6pm) – Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013
288th Ave., Maquoketa IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s
Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd.,
Milan IL
Hotel Books – Dayseeker –
Convictions (6pm) – Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
Identity Crisis – River House, 1510
River Dr., Moline IL
Make America Rock Again:
Drowning Pool – Trapt – Saliva
– Saving Abel – Alien Ant Farm –
Crazytown – 12 Stones – Tantric
– The Zealots – iWireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline IL
Rude Punch – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Ryan M. Brewer – Ben Clark –
Divinion – Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St, Iowa City IA
Swojens – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave.,
Rock Island IL

SUNDAY

11

Amiensus – Pangaea – Mea Culpa
(5pm) – Bier Stube Moline
Blackhawk Room, 417 15th St.,
Moline IL
Austin Jones – Trophy Wives – Run
2 Cover – Curses (5:30pm) –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA

THURSDAY

15

FRIDAY

16

Coral Creek – Flash in a Pan – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
Dixie Chicks – Elle King – iWireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline IL

Air Supply @ Rhythm City Casino - September 9
Buddy Olson (3pm) – Ducky’s
Lagoon, 13515 78th Ave W., Taylor
Ridge IL
Cartouche Records Presents:
Kalispell – Bedroom Shrine –
Brooks Strause – Rozz-Tox, 2108
Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
(6:30pm) – Ca’ d’Zan, 411 South
Rd, Cambridge IL
Eastern Chapter, Polka Club of
Iowa Dance: Karl & the Country
Dutchmen (1:30pm) – Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott
IA
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (3pm) –
Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700
N. Shore Dr., Moline IL
Lucy Wainwright Roche – Lucie
Thorne – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA

MONDAY

12

The Band of Heathens – River’s Edge
Gallery, 216 W. 3rd St., Muscatine IA
Moeller Nights – Village Theatre,
2113 E 11th St, Davenport IA

WEDNESDAY 14

Andy Frasco & the U.N. – The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport IA
Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
City IA
Dale Watson – Christopher
Gold – Daytrotter, 324 Brady St.,
Davenport IA
Satan’s God – Blue Movies – Time
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL

Bugeye Sprite – Harley Corin’s, 1708
State St., Bettendorf IA
Celtic Festival and Highland
Games: Exorna (3pm) – Turas
(5pm) – Barrule (7pm) –
Centennial Park, 315 S. Marquette
St., Davenport IA
Dirt Road Rockers – Purgatory’s Pub,
2104 State St, Bettendorf IA
Funktastic Five – 11th Street
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Davenport IA
Googolplexia – Dash Hounds –
Keeps – Bonesetters – Rozz-Tox,
2108 Third Ave., Rock Island IL
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (5pm)
– Missipi Brewing Company, 107
Iowa Ave., Muscatine IA
Hood Internet – Showyousuck –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City IA
Jennifer Hall – Elizabeth Moen
– Dagmar – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Joel Bickford (5pm) – 1 Hundred
West Bar & Dance Club, 100 76th
St., Davenport IA
Live@5: The Dawn (5pm) – RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport IA
Noah Gabriel – Kilkenny’s, 300 W. 3rd
St., Davenport IA
QC Slim – My Place the Pub, 4405
State St., Bettendorf IA

Sena Ehrhardt – The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport IA
The Toasters – The Soul Radics
– Fairhaven – Rude Punch
(6:30pm) – Bier Stube Moline
Blackhawk Room, 417 15th St.,
Moline IL
Trombone Shorty & Orleans
Avenue and Preservation Hall
Jazz Band – Hancher Auditorium,
101 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
Wednesday 13 – One Eyed Doll
– The Things They Carried –
High Five Sinners – Stillchyld
– Brotherhood of the Mudkat
(6pm) – Paa Kow Band (10pm) –
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City IA

SATURDAY

17

Back 40 – My Place the Pub, 4405
State St., Bettendorf IA
Blues Rock It – Cabana’s Bar & Grille,
2120 4th Ave., Rock Island IL
Brew Ha Ha: Corporate Rock –
Stone Flowers Band (1pm) –
LeClaire Park, 400 Beiderbecke Dr.,
Davenport IA
Celtic Festival and Highland
Games: Lilywren (9am) – The
Beggarmen (11am) – The
Gothard Sisters (1pm) – Barrule
(3pm) – Exorna (5pm) – Wylde
Nept (7pm) – Centennial Park, 315
S. Marquette St., Davenport IA
Circle of Heat – Soul Sherpa – Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa
City IA
Funktastic Five – River House, 1510
River Dr., Moline IL
Grateful Dead Experience: The
Schwag – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Ave., Rock Island IL

Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo –
Harrington’s Pub - Port Byron, 102
S. Main St., Port Byron IL
Joe & Vicki Price – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Justin Morrissey – Governor’s Pub &
Grill, 3470 Middle Rd., Bettendorf
IA
Kenny & Dolly Together Again
– Q u a d - Ci ti e s Wate r f ro nt
Convention Center, 2021 State St.,
Bettendorf IA
Noah Gabriel – Kilkenny’s, 300 W. 3rd
St., Davenport IA
Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Sean Rowe – Princeton Coffeehouse,
25 E. Marion St., Princeton IL
Soul Storm – 11th Street Precinct,
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA
The Commodores – Rhythm City
Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
The Gaither Vocal Band (6pm) – U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE,
Cedar Rapids IA
The Knockoffs – Sergeant Major’s,
213 6th Ave. W., Andalusia IL
The Richard Lynch Band – Brooke
Byam – Ohnward Fine Arts Center,
1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa IA
Waking Robots – Chrash – Knubby
– Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL

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DJs/Karaoke/
Jams/Open Mics

THURSDAYS

Cross Creek Karaoke – Hey Bryan’s, 1140
15th Ave., Moline IL
DJ Night w/ 90s Music – Thirsty’s on Third,
2202 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Gemini Karaoke – Blue Moose Tap House,
211 Iowa Ave., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline, 415
15th St., Moline IL
Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Pub,
2104 State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Jam Night – My Place the Pub, 4405
State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Mic Night – Uptown Bill’s Coffee
House, 730 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace (Sept. 1) –
Geneseo Brewing Company, 102 S. State
St., Geneseo IL
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms Up on
7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline IL
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night – Rascals
Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL

FRIDAYS

Cross Creek Karaoke – Firehouse Bar &
Grill, 2006 Hickory Grove Rd., Davenport
IA
DJ Dolla – The Smoking Dog Pub, 1800
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
DJ Johnny Sixx (Sept. 9) – Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, 1321 Fifth
Ave., Moline IL
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 West
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. First
St., Long Grove IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, 2902
E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Roadhouse,
3803 Rockingham Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, 2202 W.

Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
Hollar’s Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St., Moline
IL
Open Mic Night – Bowlmor Lounge, 2952
Brady St., Davenport IA

SATURDAYS

Cross Creek Karaoke – Jim’s Knoxville Tap,
8716 Knoxville Rd., Milan IL
DJ Dolla – The Smoking Dog Pub, 1800
Second Ave., Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 S. First
St., Long Grove IA
Karaoke Night (Sept. 10) – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – Miller Time Bowling, 2902
E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Roadhouse,
3803 Rockingham Rd., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, 2202 W.
Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Hollar’s
Bar & Grill, 4050 27th St., Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Downtown Central Perk,
226 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Songwriters Round Table (Sept. 10,
noon) – River Music Experience,
129 N. Main St., Davenport IA
Twisted Mics Music & Entertainment
– Barrel House Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave.,
Moline IL

SUNDAYS

Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Mound St., Davenport IA
Open Mic Night (5pm) – Lynn’s BBQ &
Saloon, 1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA

MONDAYS

Musicians Jam w/ C.J. Lomas (Sept.

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5) – Theo’s Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock
Island IL
Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City IA

TUESDAYS

Acoustic Music Club (4:30pm) – River
Music Experience, 129 N. Main St.,
Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – My Place the Pub, 4405
State St., Bettendorf IA
Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle, 1417
Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
Coffeehouse, 1325 330th St., Rock
Island IL
Tuesday Blues Jam w/ Mark Avey &
“Detroit” Larry Davison – Cabana’s,
2120 Fourth Ave., Rock Island IL
Underground Open Mic w/ Kate Kane –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa
City IA

WEDNESDAYS

Acoustic Jam Night w/ Steve McFate
– McManus Pub, 1401 Seventh Ave.,
Moline IL
Jam Session & Mug Night – Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City IA
Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, 1107
Mound St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 West
Locust St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave.,
Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – Thirsty’s on Third, 2202 W.
Third St., Davenport IA
Open Jam w/ Earth Ascending – Bent
River Brewing Company, 512 24th St.
Rock Island IL
Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grille, 114
1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA

THURSDAY

1

The Blacklist (8:30pm) – Theo’s Java
Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island IL
The Only Comedy Show in Town
(8:30pm) – Boozie’s Bar & Grille,
114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA

FRIDAY

2

ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Studio Series: Survivor (9:30pm)
– The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island IL
Tim Sullivan (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA

SATURDAY

3

SUNDAY

4

The Blacklist: Shots Against
Humanity (8pm) – Bier Stube
Moline Blackhawk Room, 417 15th
St., Moline IL
ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Studio Series: Wisenheimer
(9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island IL
Tim Sullivan (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA

Brett Erickson (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
The Circumstantial Comedy Show
(10pm) – Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA

MONDAY

5

Studio Series: True Story (9:30pm)
– The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island IL

WEDNESDAY 7

The Circumstantial Comedy Show
(10pm) – Brew, 1104 Jersey Ridge
Rd., Davenport IA

THURSDAY

Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St.,
Iowa City IA

Honeycombs of Comedy (9pm) –
Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St.,
Iowa City IA

Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) –
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208
Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA

8

The Blacklist (8:30pm) – Theo’s Java
Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island IL
The Only Comedy Show in Town
(8:30pm) – Boozie’s Bar & Grille,
114 ½ W. Third St., Davenport IA

FRIDAY

9

SATURDAY

10

Adam Hunter (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
(8pm) – Englert Theatre, 221 E.
Washington St., Iowa City IA
St u d io S e rie s: Sm ac kdow n
(9:30pm) – The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island IL

Adam Hunter (7:30pm) – Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE,
Cedar Rapids IA
ComedySportz (7pm) – The
Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock
Island IL

SUNDAY

11

MONDAY

12

WEDNESDAY 14

Comedy Open Mic (7:30pm) –
Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208
Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids IA

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